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From the Mayor




Welcome to Medina!


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It is my pleasure to present to you the 9th annual Medina Area Magazine & Community Guide. This annual publication is designed to provide residents and visitors with information about our city and local organizations while showcasing the people and businesses that make Medina a great place to live, work, own a business or visit. This magazine is brought to you free of charge as a result of many generous sponsorships from local businesses and organizations throughout our community. Anchored by our historic Public Square, the charm and character of Medina is enjoyed and appreciated by everyone. We provide an unmatched balance of pride in maintaining our historic elements while having the courage to provide a progressive environment that allows for economic development and growth. It is our goal to Mayor Dennis Hanwell provide a community that we can be very proud of, a goal that I believe has been met through the excellent services provided in an efficient and effective manner. We have recently added a new public restroom in Bicentennial Park that includes a kiosk where visitors can find maps of the community. After reading this magazine, it is my hope that you will be reminded of the many great attributes this community has to offer. The City of Medina is committed to seeking out opportunities for continuous improvement through many initiatives, development projects, infrastructure improvements and ongoing enhancements that will continue to reinvigorate, update and revitalize our great city. Thank you for taking the time to review this magazine, and please contact us if we may assist you in any manner now or in the future. I look forward to seeing you on our square or in the community. Sincerely,

Dennis Hanwell Mayor AROUND THE CITY (top to bottom): A steel drum band parades around the Square during the International Festival; lookers admire a vintage car at the Medina Square Antique Show; a rocking horse is just one of many ice sculptures created during the annual Ice Festival.

City Overview

Preserving the Past. Forging the Future.

Coming Together to Make a Great Community Even Better! PHOTO: MIKE PETCHER

By Ken McEntee

Medina Mayor Dennis Hanwell recalls the opening of a new pizzeria on Public Square this past summer. A larger than expected crowd overwhelmed the dough-making capacity of the shop’s staff, he relates. “Instead of taking advantage of the situation, a couple of the other vendors on the square sent employees over to help,” the mayor says. “That was something special, but not unusual for Medina. I have never seen a community of people and businesses who are so willing to help and collaborate with others. We do the same in city government. In order to do things more efficiently and effectively we collaborate with other cities, we collaborate with the county and we collaborate with the schools. In the end, everybody wins.” Medina, says Hanwell, the city’s former police chief, is a safe, vibrant community that is ideal for families to raise children and call home. “We have a vast park system and elementary schools in almost every residential neighborhood, so you don’t have to bus children too far,” he maintains. That’s one reason why Medina continues to earn recognition as a desirable place to live. In 2012, the city was named among the 100 best communities in the

country for young people by the America’s Promise Alliance, a program of the ING Group. Also in 2012, Midwest Living Magazine named Medina one of the 25 best places to celebrate Christmas. And, this year, Medina was selected as a quarter finalist in Frontier Communications’ America’s Best Communities competition. As one of the 50 best communities in the nation, Medina remains in the running for the first place award of $3 million toward the implementation of programs to stimulate economic growth and further improve the quality of life for residents. “For being in the Top 50, we received $50,000 in grants that we can use to refine and develop our Downtown revitalization plan,” Hanwell says. “We feel that we have a very good shot at first place, which will be awarded in April 2017.” Downtown Medina – particularly Public Square – has increasingly become a favorite destination not only for locals, but for visitors as well. That, Hanwell says, is illustrated by this year’s International Festival, which drew about 18,000 people in one day. “We have a lot of momentum with our historic downtown area,” Hanwell emphasizes, sharing a copy of


The Van Epps Family Fountain (left); Mayor Dennis Hanwell at the Grand Opening of the Courthouse Pizzeria (middle); dancers at the International Festival (below).

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the city’s new foldout map and visitor’s guide. The guide, a collaboration of the city, Main Street Medina and the Greater Medina Chamber of Commerce, identifies the town’s eateries, retail shops, attractions and other points of interest, along with details about upcoming events. Also serving Public Square visitors are the city’s new public restrooms at Bicentennial Commons Park, across from the square at the corner of West Liberty and North Court streets. After originally being available only


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for special events, the facilities are now open 24 hours, seven days a week. Adjacent to the restroom building is a water fountain donated by the Murray and Sue Van Epps family. The city is selling personalized pavers to pay for landscaping of the park. While offering a lively, old-fashioned atmosphere for residents to socialize and unwind, the Square is the center of Medina’s Downtown retail district. “The Square is vibrant,” the mayor says. “When a space opens up, there are two or three businesses waiting to get in there.” Kimberly Marshall, the city’s economic development

director, says the Downtown business occupancy rate is at 100 percent. “A lot of the success is due to Main Street Medina, which organizes wonderful programs and events that draw people in and bring awareness to the Square,” Marshall says. “Business owners have told me that they came here because they saw all the activity, and they wanted to be a part of it. In addition, the city is very probusiness. We do anything we can to make it easy to do business and succeed here. We have streamlined processes in place to keep projects moving along without obstacles that cause delays and frustration.” Kimberly Marshall, Medina Economic A variety of local business leaders Development Director testify to Medina’s pro-business environment in a series of videos that can be viewed on the city’s YouTube site. New business openings and expansions are celebrated once a month, led by a “ribbon cutting” team made up of the mayor and Marshall, along with Matt Wiederhold, executive director of Main Street Medina, and Jaclyn Ringstmeier, executive director of the Greater Medina Chamber of Commerce. “Along with retail and services, we have had some significant expansions of existing businesses in our industrial areas,” Marshall says. Those include the relocation of All Fasteners Cleveland, which relocated this year from Brook Park. The importance of manufacturing in the city and Medina County was emphasized at Made in Medina County: Geared for Success. The inaugural event, held November 6, at the Medina County Fairgrounds, featured exhibits by more than 60 area manufacturers to raise awareness and educate the residents, students and businesses as to the economic importance and career opportunities of the local manufacturing industry. Meanwhile, Marshall noted that businesses and residents may be able to take advantage of grant money to make repairs and renovations to their buildings and

Here We Grow Again! Among the town’s new businesses through October 2015 were: • Clothing Warehouse. • Greater Cleveland Homes for Heroes, a non-profit that helps veterans buy homes. • High Voltage Indoor Karting, a high-speed go-cart track. • Cravy Ivan’s Shawarma Café. • Antiquation, which creates art from reclaimed materials. • Alien Vacation 3D Mini Golf, at Castle Noel. • Uptown Hair moved into the former Raspberry and Rose location. Raspberry and Rose moved the space formerly occupied by The Dress. The Dress moved across the street to a larger space on South Court Street. • Spokes of Medina Café and Bicycle Rental renovated and moved into a home owned by the city on the bike path that connects the Champion Creek trailhead to the Square. The primary purpose of Spokes, which is operated by PeaceWorks Inc., is to provide employment opportunities for individuals with developmental disabilities. • Medina Town Hall and Engine House Museum chronicles the town’s history in photographs, artifacts and display at its new location at 50 Public Square. • Lager Heads Brewing Company opened a microbrewery and tasting room at a renovated building on West Smith Road. The establishment supplements the company’s existing smokehouse. • Finding Your Identify, a counseling and personal coaching service. • Tinman Fitness and Crossfit gym. • Courthouse Pizzeria opened at the former site of Whitey’s Army and Navy. • Sparrow Art Gallery and Studio moved into the former Public Square location of Jewelry by Jan Lee, which relocated to another Public Square venue. • Atlantica Pet Spa.

homes. The city was awarded $300,000 in funds through a state Downtown Revitalization Grant. The city also received $400,000 in funding for residential property renovation through Ohio’s Community Housing Improvement Program. Medina collaborated with the cities of Brunswick and Wadsworth to obtain the grant. Business owners and residents can call Sandy Davis, grant administrator, at 330-722-0397 for more information.


Chamber of Commerce

Improving Business and Building a Better Community The Greater Medina Chamber of Commerce is a voluntary organization of the business community. The Chamber membership was created to be a voice for business and has been true to that purpose. Chamber membership is comprised of a variety of business and professional firms that represent a great selection of the vast enterprise that exists in Medina. The Chamber functions as a unique central agency that works to improve business and build a better community. The Chamber is active in education, Jaclyn Ringmeister, Exec. Director - Medina entrepreneurial support, leadership Chamber of Commerce development and the building of a business-friendly environment. We help hundreds of businesses and leaders find one another and conduct

business through a variety of networking and educationbased opportunities. We provide resources for success and are committed to the free enterprise system. The strength of the Chamber lies in attracting the greatest number of members and creating a pool of resources from which the organization can draw energy, ideas and finances. We actively work with both the City of Medina and the Main Street Medina organization to create a welcoming and inviting environment for new businesses with our ribbon cutting initiatives and help to promote existing business in a variety of creative marketing opportunities, such as Medina Restaurant week. Today, we are over 525 members strong and we know that Medina is a wonderful community. We welcome new members, ideas and solutions. For more information on how to become a part of this remarkable organization, please visit our website at


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Chambers of Commerce Connect Leaders to Make Communities Better Places to Live,Work and Play.

Made in Medina County: Manufacturing Expo Highlights Local Businesses Medina County, being at the forefront of business acceleration, brought Google’s top-ranked futurist, Thomas Frey, as the keynote speaker of the “Made in Medina County” Manufacturing Expo, held this past November 6, 2015 at the Medina County Fairgrounds. The Expo highlighted manufacturers from throughout the county and it served as Medina County’s concluding celebration to National Manufacturing Month in October. “We wanted to make sure the community understands the importance of the strong manufacturing base we have in Medina County,” said Kimberly Marshall, Economic Development Director for the City of Medina. “This event gave us a chance to showcase our outstanding companies and gave our residents a chance to meet them and learn about their products.” Visitors had a chance to meet with nearly 70 exhibiting manufacturers and learn about a variety of products made throughout Medina County. “Owens Corning is very proud to be part of the Medina community for over 50 year & was very excited to be showcased at the Expo,” said Medina Site Leader Bill Shockley. “Innovative community outreach Made in Medina County’s and networking mission is to raise awareness opportunities like this and educate the residents, are just part of why we students and businesses as to love doing business in the economic importance and Medina County.” Students from career opportunities of our every Medina County manufacturing industry. School district were in

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attendance to meet with manufacturers, learn about career paths, participate in hands-on demonstrations in 3-D printing and visit a mobile welding lab. “Pulling off a major event like this required collaboration from crucial partners from throughout the County,” said Bethany Dentler, Executive Director of the Medina County Economic Development Corporation. “It is a testament to the importance of our manufacturers that so many organizations stepped forward to help turn the idea into reality.” Under the leadership of City of Medina and the Medina County Economic Development Corporation, a group was formed that included over two dozen municipal partners, chambers, organizations and businesses to organize the event. Major event sponsors include Westfield Insurance, PNC Bank, Proximity Marketing and Shiloh. For more information, visit

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Strong Schools for a Strong Community The Medina City School District encompasses approximately 52 square miles, including the City of Medina, Medina and Montville Townships and a portion of Lafayette Township. The district’s total enrollment is about 7,200 students. Facilities include seven elementary schools: Eliza Northrop Elementary, Ella Canavan Elementary, Garfield Elementary, Heritage Elementary, H.G. Blake Elementary, Ralph E. Waite Elementary and Sidney Fenn Elementary; two middle schools: A.I. Root Middle School and Claggett Middle School; and Medina High School. The dedicated staff of Medina City Schools works hard every day to provide our students with the opportunity to

HERE TO HELP: Northrop Elementary “K-Kids” perform many volunteer activities in the community.


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achieve success. The district’s mission statement is: “The Medina City School District prepares students for an everchanging future” by: • Providing a student-centered learning environment to help students reach their maximum potential; • Instilling in them an enthusiasm for life-long learning; • Engaging in collaborative partnerships with our families, community and world. Because of this mission, our students continue to excel in academics, athletics and the arts. District students continuously score higher than state and national averages on their ACT and SAT composite scores, many graduating with honors. Our teachers are on the cutting edge of using instructional methods that extend student learning both in the classroom and beyond through the use of technology at all grade levels. This provides the most optimal educational experience for our students which are key to our success. Thanks to continued community support, students are encouraged to expand their horizons through the many extra-curricular opportunities the district offers as well as linkages to programs allowing them to further their learning and contribute to the community. The district believes that a successful education encompasses more than academics and recognizes the importance of helping to develop well-rounded citizens.

A Message from the Superintendent‌.

2015 Medina High School staff show their school spirit!

As the superintendent of the Medina City Schools, I take great pride in knowing that we, as a district, are an integral part of what makes Medina a great place to live and work. We create and grow ongoing partnerships with the city, area businesses and other organizations to help strengthen our community. Our students continue to excel in academics, athletics, and the performing arts. This success can be attributed to their hard work each and every day and to our caring staff, parents and community members. We are honored to mold young minds by providing the best learning Dave Knight, experience for our students. Superintendent We always look for ways to improve our educational methods through the use of technology; something that we very much embrace as we move through the 21st century and beyond. As educators, we feel it is important to give our students the tools necessary to become successful. It is our mission to educate, challenge, and inspire the children leaving a lasting impression. Together, the staff, students, and parents of Medina City Schools are a reflection of our great city! Go Bees! — Superintendent Dave Knight

A Medina student brushes up on her artistic side.

The district works hand-in-hand developing partnerships that are a win-win for everyone involved. We are fortunate to have an ongoing relationship with the city and its entities as well as local businesses that are extremely generous providing grants, resources and materials for the benefit of the students. We continue to find ways to improve our communication with our community. Prior to the beginning of this school year, the district began to utilize WebQuery to allow parents, students, and those looking to move into >> Continued on page 12



Affordable Higher Education Close to Home Cuyahoga Community College’s (Tri-C®) Brunswick University Center offers affordable higher education to Medina County residents. Located on the Brunswick Campus with the city’s high school and community recreation center, Brunswick University Center (BUC) is easily accessible from I-71 and Route 303. Students can enroll in associate degree courses during day, evening and weekend classes. Program offerings also include college coursework for high school students (College Credit Plus), workforce training, and career and professional development classes in finance, ISO, leadership, project management and Lean Six Sigma. BUC also offers the “Neighborhood Scholars Food for Thought” series for senior citizens in the community. In addition, Franklin University and Tiffin University courses are located on site. These local partnerships allow students to move seamlessly from community college classes into four-year university coursework while staying close to home. Students can complete bachelor’s degrees in Criminal Justice – Justice Administration; Business Administration and Management & Leadership (double major); and Accounting and Forensic Accounting (double major). Brunswick residents can meet with Franklin University and Tiffin University representatives during their office hours at BUC. For more information on bachelor’s degree programs, current course schedules or more information about services offered at Brunswick University Center, visit


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Brunswick University Center As an extension of Tri-C’s Western Campus in Parma, BUC conveniently offers support services to new students to guide them through the enrollment process and their academic journey: • Admissions, Registration and Enrollment Services • Counseling • Financial Aid and Scholarships • Career Services

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Admissions Testing Tutoring Computer Lab College Credit Plus Advising • Veterans Services

Hours for these services can be found at brunswick under “Hours of Operation.” Walk-ins are welcomed, but appointments with counselors are preferred. Call 1-866-9335182 to make an appointment.

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Medina instant access to bus route information including information on school attendance areas. We continue to host a large volunteer program which includes parents, businesses, and community members which aid in the process of creating success. As a district, we have also joined forces with the Alliance for Quality Education in an effort to increase our opportunity to continue to improve the education process and share the story of Medina City Schools with local and state government. The Medina City School District takes great pride in contributing to the overall health and vitality of the community and believes that strong schools make for a strong community! For more information about the Medina City Schools, visit the district web site at Proud to Be a Medina Bee!

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The University of Akron Offers Professional Development Classes Locally The University of Akron’s (UA) leadership in community outreach and regional economic development is widely recognized both throughout the State of Ohio and nationally. UA’s Medina County University Center (MCUC), developed through a unique partnership with Medina County community, civic and business leaders and citizens, is an innovative extension of those efforts. MCUC was the first physical facility in the County devoted solely to higher education. The 33,000 sq. ft., three-story structure enables local residents and businesses to take advantage of college courses and programs as well as professional development workshops and workforce training opportunities close to home. Working in partnership with the academic colleges of The University of Akron, MCUC offers a unique blend of opportunities that are designed to meet the needs of a diverse student population, such as recent high school graduates, adult students, veterans, transfer students, and College Credit Plus students. MCUC is located at 6300 Technology Lane in Medina. For more information, visit our website at www.uakron. edu/mcuc or call 330-721-2210.


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Business & Community Leaders Profiling some of Medina’s most interesting and recognizable faces.

FIRST ROW (left to right): Lisa Puto, Owner, Crossroads Financial; Jaclyn Ringmeister, Executive Director, Greater Medina Chamber of Commerce; Dr. Tania Markarian, Brunswick KiDDS Laser Dentistry; Kimberly Marshall, Economic Development Director, City of Medina; Dennis Hanwell, Mayor, City of Medina; Dr. Najia Usman and Dr. Faisal Quereshy, Visage Surgical Institute; Dr. Kate Cartwright, South Court Dental Medicine; Dr. Charles Pfister, Pfister Orthodontics. SECOND ROW: Evangelene Brown, Owner, Salon Evangelene; Dr. Milton Ntragatakis, Brunswick KiDDS Laser Dentistry; Dr. Zach Mellion, Mellion Orthodontics; Dr. Thomas Chi, Ohio Eye Care Consultants; Eric Shaffer; Lou Kaltenstein, Medina Auto Mall; Denise Testa, Director, University of Akron’s Medina County University Center; Dr. Jeffrey Esterburg, South Court Dental Medicine. THIRD ROW: Jim and Eileen Smalley, Owners, New Creation Interiors; Dave Knight, Superintendent, Medina City Schools; Dr. Alex Mellion, Mellion Orthodontics; Brandon Rapp, President, Homestead Insurance Agency Inc. FOURTH ROW: Terri Hradek, Director, Cuyahoga Community College Brunswick University Center; Dr. Thomas Tulisiak, Cleveland Clinic’s Medina Hospital; Dr. Susan Hong, Summa Health Center at Lake Medina; Anne Murphy, Membership Director, and Brian Wolbers, GM, Weymouth Country Club; Mark Capitoni and Laura Vaughn, Kasidonis Heating & Cooling Inc. MISSING FROM PHOTO: Tim Burke, President/CEO, Central Division, First Merit Bank. COVER PHOTO LOCATION: Weymouth Country Club. PHOTOGRAPHER: Andrea Bartel, Beverly David Photography.



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Faisal A. Quereshy, M.D., D.D.S., F.A.C.E.S., Inc. • Board Certified, Medical Director Najia Usman, D.D.S. • Board Certified Endodontist • email 330.721.2323 In March of 2003 Visage Surgical Institute opened its doors for the first time. It was just Dr. Faisal Quereshy with 4 staff people ready to face the world. His dream was to create a very unique healthcare experience for Northeast Ohioans. After completing a collective 10 years of training which culminated in a comprehensive facial plastics fellowship, Dr. Quereshy wanted to create a business model that would not only have the optimum health care standards with systems and facilities that could rival any top national hospital but still have the service and personal concierge features comparable to a Ritz Carlton. “Creating a culture of excellence in a business starts from the top, down,” he reflected, referencing his own personal journey as a business owner.

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or fat loss. It is an amazing, non-invasive method that is creating exciting results for patients. So what lies in the future for Visage? “I changed from ‘Center’ to ‘Institute’ in 2006 for a reason. The word Institute implies education. As the residency director for Oral and Maxillofacial surgery at Case Western Reserve University, teaching is in my blood. I want my practice to be a resource for our staff, patients, referrals and the community. I want to always be at the forefront of my profession and offer the best care and standards possible…I want to be a rolling stone.”

The hub of the practice is Full Scope traditional Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, which includes any surgical issue related to the face, from simple extractions of teeth, dental implants, facial trauma, TMJ conditions and pathology. Dr. Usman’s endodontic practice meshes well as she treats dental infections and performs procedures to save teeth after trauma. “If we can’t save, or regenerate, then Dr. Quereshy can always replace the missing teeth with dental implant replacement treatment. I cannot overestimate the value of our combined consultations using our detailed diagnostic imaging: the Cone-Beam. It has improved outcomes significantly by making surgeries more accurate and reducing surgical times through virtual planning,” states Dr. Usman. Certified by the American Board of Cosmetic Surgery, Dr. Quereshy remarked, “The face has particular proportions that must be adhered to, for maximum esthetics…I feel I have really honed my critical eye, because of my extensive surgical experience, to achieve results that are not only youthful, but very balanced and natural.” At the V-Spa, the estheticians are constantly seeking out the most innovative therapies and products for specific skin care needs. This year they rolled out the Venus Legacy which is a noninvasive method of tightening skin that has lost laxity from aging Dr. Faisal A. Quereshy and Dr. Najia Usman

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Pictured, L to R: Dr. Alex, Dr.Joe and Dr.Zach

Mellion Orthodontics “Generations of Smiles”


he family orthodontic practice of Mellion Orthodontics takes great pride in the family atmosphere that they have created over the past 30 years. In fact, the tradition of quality care and service provided to their patients has led to multiple generations of families placing their trust in the care of Drs. Zachary, Alex, and Joseph Mellion.

special needs, cleft palate treatment, TMJ therapy, and complex multidisciplinary care. At Mellion Orthodontics, they understand that esthetics play an important role in the decision to pursue orthodontic treatment so they offer different options to make you look great during your treatment. They offer clear ceramic braces, lingual braces, and Invisalign clear aligners!

A blend of experience and knowledge, along with the invigoration of a fresh perspective on leading-edge advancements in the field of orthodontics sets Mellion Orthodontics apart. They provide a unique service with two generations of orthodontists, especially as a family. All three doctors complement each other in a way that can only exist between a father and two sons, and this allows them to communicate and solve even the most complex issues.

Truly getting to know each individual patient is something each doctor and every team member strives to achieve while making a positive impact. It is not uncommon to find the doctors and the entire office team at a school, sporting, or community event supporting their patients and volunteering to give back to the community. In fact, this is a philosophy reflected in their commitment to local schools, charities, and community organizations. Drs. Zach, Alex, and Joe are members of the Medina and Fairlawn Chambers of Commerce and are actively involved in their local and state dental societies. Drs. Zach and Alex are Assistant Clinical Professors in the Department of Orthodontics at Case Western Reserve University’s School of Dental Medicine and all of the doctors serve on the Craniofacial Team at Akron Children’s Hospital.

Drs. Zach, Alex, and Joe are orthodontic specialists, which means that they completed an accredited orthodontic residency program after dental school. As orthodontists, they are experts on growth, facial development, teeth and jaw alignment and are uniquely qualified in the diagnosis, prevention and treatment of orthodontic problems. Mellion Orthodontics provides orthodontic treatment for both children and adults, including individuals that require

The Medina office is located at 3623 Reserve Commons Drive and the Brunswick office is located at 1826 Pearl Road. Both locations can be reached by calling 330-725-6146. For more information, please visit or find Mellion Orthodontics on Facebook and Instagram.


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L to R: Dr. Tania Markarian, Dr. Milton Ntragatakis, and Dr. Brittany Heffernan

Excellence in Pediatric Dentistry We are putting Brunswick on the map!


xciting things are happening at Brunswick KiDDS Laser Dentistry!!!! We are now the only pediatric dental office in a 200-mile radius equipped with SOLEA laser technology to treat infants for lip and tongue ties as early as two days old without the need for sedation or general anesthesia. We are also thrilled to announce the addition of Dr. Brittany Heffernan to our team! Born and raised in Northeast Ohio, Dr. Brittany received her dental degree from The Ohio State University and completed her residency in pediatric dentistry, earning a certificate of advanced graduate study, from Lutheran Medical Center. Dr. Brittany resides in Strongsville with her husband, Dr. John Heffernan, who is also a dentist in the area.

KiDDS is an expansion to our location. More waiting room space and five additional clinical chairs will allow us to better meet our patients’ needs! We appreciate the support the community has shown us and we will remain dedicated to serving our patients utilizing the latest technology, continuing education, convenient payment options, customer service and of course, a SMILE!!!

Another exciting addition to Brunswick

To find out more or to make an appointment for evaluation, call 330-220-6363 or visit BrunswickKiDDS on Facebook. Brunswick KiDDS Laser Dentistry is located at 1824 Pearl Road in Brunswick •


Begin Your Life at Weymouth Country Club!


here once was a little blonde girl that learned how to swim and golf, develop meaningful relationships, and eventually fell in love at Weymouth Country Club. That same young girl now enjoys the Club with her family, carrying on the traditions and friendships she has built a lifetime around.

Weymouth Country Club 3946 Weymouth Rd., Medina Perfectly situated in the seat of Medina County and conveniently located on State Route 3, one mile from Interstate 71.

Weymouth’s Amenities: • Championship Golf Course • Olympic-Size Heated Pool • Family & Junior Golf Memberships • Corporate Memberships

• Social and Social Golf Memberships • Year-Round Fine Dining • 24-Hour Fitness Center • Full Calendar of Social Activities, Networking, and Events

Call Anne Murphy for Membership Information and Specials at 330.725.6297, ext. 229 or email


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ounded by general dentist Dr. Jeffrey Esterburg, South Court Dental Medicine has been providing Medina County with high quality oral health care since 1976! Dr. Esterburg was trained at the University of Pittsburgh and Cuyahoga County Hospitals. He holds positions at Medina Hospital and Case Western Reserve University, and served on the Ethics Committee for the ADA. As much as he dedicates to his profession, Dr. Esterburg commits even more to his patients. “We believe in a patient-dentist partnership,” says Dr. Esterburg, “and our investing the time to understand patients’ oral health needs is what makes that relationship work best.” Dr. Kate Cartwright, another residency-trained dentist from Medina County, joined South Court Dental Medicine in 2014. Dr. Cartwright graduated from Case Western Reserve University dental school and a residency program at the VA Medical Center in Cleveland. She also holds a staff position at Medina Hospital. There is more to general dentistry than just cleanings and fillings, and new treatments at South Court touch on the aspects of general dentistry not normally thought of. “It’s exciting to offer technology in general dentistry that supports our core philosophy of improving patients’ oral health and quality of life,” says Dr. Cartwright.

Jeffrey C. Esterburg, DMD and Kate Cartwright, DMD for adults who have crooked, crowded or spaced teeth (without major bite issues), this cosmetic orthodontic system offers tremendous advantages including virtually invisible braces and short treatment length. Stabilizing Dentures with Mini Implants For years dentists have been using titanium dental implants to stabilize dentures and partials, but many patients found themselves excluded from this option due to anatomical or financial issues. But with mini implants, Dr. Cartwright can offer an affordable solution for those patients who were previously not candidates for implant-retained dentures. Sleep Dentistry Dr. Esterburg provides relief for snorers (and their spouses) with new snore guard options. “The position of the jaw, teeth and tongue all affect how we breathe,” says Dr. Esterburg, “and adjusting the position of these structures with a removable snoreguard can dramatically improve one’s quality of sleep.” Sedation Dentistry Dr. Cartwright partners with a local surgical center to provide dentistry under general anesthesia for those patients requiring special care.

So what’s new?

Cosmetic Orthodontics for Adults Most adults don’t realize that they could have straight teeth in six months, but that’s exactly what they provide through a cosmeticbraces system called Six Month Smiles. Designed specifically

South Court Dental Medicine is located at 1063 South Court Street in Medina. Call their office today to schedule an appointment at 330-725-0581 or visit their website at


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Kasidonis Heating and Cooling Inc. ALWAYS THERE FOR YOU asidonis Heating and Cooling Inc., the popular yearround heating, cooling and plumbing specialists have served commercial and residential customers in Cuyahoga, Medina and Summit County for 20 years.

“We treat our customers like we would want to be treated—with honesty and fairness and reasonable prices,” says Steven Kasidonis, who owns and operates the company along with his wife, June. “We charge the same low hourly rate no matter what time of day it is, 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year.” It’s this type of customer service that sets Kasidonis apart from other HVAC companies and why the company has grown exponentially over the past two decades. Kasidonis Heating & Cooling is a proverbial one-stop shop for heating, cooling and plumbing. The HVAC division can help you with any issue involving furnaces, air conditioning, heat pumps, boilers, base board heating, humidifiers, gas conversions, gas lines or mini split systems. And their plumbing division can help you with any hot water tank, clogged sink or other plumbing needs. If you haven’t had your furnace or a/c units cleaned and tuned in

over a year, it’s time. “All it takes is dust particles on the burner, carbon build-up on your flame sensor, or a dirty filter to shut down your system when you need it most,” June cautions. If your current system needs replacing, Kasidonis provides FREE ESTIMATES. “Also, we like to spend time and go over with customers our air quality control products, like the SCRubbER that attaches seamlessly to your heating and cooling units duct work. It is the only product that will clean, deodorize and purify your indoor air.” Licensed, bonded, insured and certified, Kasidonis has earned the Super Service Award for the last 6 years with Angie’s List and a Gold Star Award with bbb. Call us at 330-220-8125 and mention this article to get 10% off any A/C or furnace Your New service call, or have unit Photo will go cleaned and checked for $69. here Kasidonis - WHERE FRIENDS REFER FRIENDS.

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Stop by the Kasidonis showroom at 812 Pearl Road in Brunswick to see their complete product offering! Call 330-220-8125 to schedule services •


Jim and Eileen Smalley New CreatioN iNteriors

orking with an experienced interior designer is cost-effective and can actually save money by helping you make the right choices the first time,” say New Creation Interiors owners Jim and Eileen Smalley. Eileen is a professionally-trained interior designer with over 30 years experience. Jim handles the myriad of details for the business. “New Creation Interiors is a full-service design studio featuring a wide selection of furniture, lighting, flooring, window treatments and the perfect accent pieces to pull it all together,” Eileen says. As local business owners, Jim & Eileen are grateful for the remarkable client base they have developed within the community, which over the years has expanded across Northeast Ohio and into other states. “We specialize in full-service interior and exterior design for both residential and commercial projects. Our clients count on us to offer beautiful design ideas, furniture and accessories, as well

as plans that incorporate some of their existing pieces. We can create a high-end look without breaking their budgets,” the duo explains. “We are your one-stop to provide all your interior and exterior needs. Every aspect of your project can be handled to exceed your expectations. Customer satisfaction is always our goal and referrals from satisfied clients are the main way we have grown our business,” Jim and Eileen say. “Our clients love our free, professional, inhome delivery and installation and our try it before you buy it program on in stock items,” they smile.

Owners Eileen and Jim Smalley

New Creation Interiors is located at 1655 Pearl Road, in Brunswick. Showroom hours are Monday and Friday, 10 - 5:30pm; Tuesday and Thursday, 10 - 8:30pm; Saturday 10 - 5:00pm; closed Wednesday and Sunday. Call 330-220-4442 or visit them on the web for additional inspiration at




edina Hospital’s stroke program has been awarded the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association Gold Stroke Award. This award recognizes Medina Hospital’s commitment and success in implementing excellent care for stroke patients. “Quality and patient safety matter not only for patient care, but also for the reputation of the organization,” says Thomas Tulisiak, MD, president of Medina Hospital. In addition, we offer a wide range of expert services, including advanced specialty and primary care for adults and children, as well as a Wound Healing Center, offering wound care management in an outpatient Your setting.

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rossroads Financial is a wholesale, local, web-based mortgage company located in Medina. They provide quick, efficient solutions and answers to your mortgage needs, from 1-4 unit new construction or existing homes to commercial building financing. Crossroads has direct lending opportunities to national, local & boutique lenders and credit unions at the wholesale level across the United States for low interest rates, allowing clients to choose the appropriate lender and products to meet their specific needs. Transactions are paperless, Your internet-based, fast and efficient. Photo from Crossroads can fund loans that other lenders may deny or charge higher cover photo rates for. Lisa’s team values honesty shoot goes and integrity and provides strength, here stability and opportunity. Crossroads Financial of NE Ohio, LLC NMLS 252654 MB 803916

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edina County residents have easy access to affordable higher education in Brunswick at Cuyahoga Community College’s Brunswick University Center. Terri Hradek, Brunswick University Center director, believes education impacts local economies. Hradek has worked in higher education for more than 20 years and has also owned and operated a franchise in Northeast Ohio. In fact, she grew up working in her father’s business. A Greater Medina Chamber and Medina County Economic Development Corporation member, Brunswick Chamber board member and Leadership Medina County 2012 graduate, she strives to match higher educational resources to community and business needs. “Tri-C is committed to the communities we serve. We offer life-changing opportunities for students and contribute to Northeast Ohio’s economic development,” she said. “In addition to associate degree programs, we offer onsite bachelor’s degree programs through Franklin and Tiffin universities, and now provide professional development classes for working professionals.” Terri Hradek, Director For more information about BUC, visit or call 866-933-5182.


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edina Auto Mall makes shopping for a new or used car a genuine one-stop experience. “We carry six new car franchises and hundreds of used cars,” notes Lou Kaltenstein, general manager. “Here you’ll find all of the exciting new models from Cadillac, Buick, GMC, Chrysler, Jeep and Dodge.” Prices for used vehicles at Medina Auto Mall start at just $995. “We offer everything from sales and service to collision repair,” Lou says. “And our aggressive pricing structure makes it easy to buy or lease. We also offer factory and dealer incentives that are tough to beat, and our service after the sale is second to none.” And because we sell so many used vehicles at the Medina Auto Mall, we’ll buy your used car even if you aren’t making a purchase - and pay top dollar.

Lou Kaltenstein, General Manager

Find the Medina Auto Mall, a Panteck-owned dealership, at 3205 Medina Road, in Medina, just off of I-71. The phone number is 1-800-589-5057. Visit the website at to view a complete used car inventory.



irstMerit’s history with Medina goes back to the company’s very beginning in 1845. That was the year that Harrison G. Blake put a safe in the back corner of his store in downtown Medina and opened the Phoenix Bank. Later changing its name to Old Phoenix Bank, it joined with Akron’s First National Bank of Ohio (also founded in 1845) and formed First Bancorporation of Ohio in 1981. Following a number of acquisitions, First Bancorporation changed its name to FirstMerit Corporation in 1995. FirstMerit continues to be actively involved in Medina and the communities surrounding it. For more than 170 years, the bank has been involved with many area nonprofit organizations, whether through board membership, lending Your or other ways of helping those in Photo from the Medina community. In all of the communities FirstMerit serves across cover photo the Midwest, the bank supports local shoot goes business and nonprofit organizations. here Giving back to the community is a core value of FirstMerit. Tim Burke, President/CEO Central Region



omestead Insurance Agency Inc. is a professional agency with a personal touch. With over 70 years of experience in Medina County and the insurance industry, Homestead can be trusted to complete an analysis of your insurance needs and design a responsible protection program for you. Located at 1324 Pearl Road in Brunswick, we offer a variety of professional insurance services and policies as an independent agency. We represent various outstanding carriers in our industry. Rob Rapp (CEO) and Brandon Rapp (President) represent the following products that include, but are not limited to: auto, home, motorcycle, recreational vehicles, and all types of commercial insurance. Mark Herwick and Connie Schultz are Homestead’s specialists in the sale of life, health, annuities, longterm care, medicare supplements Your advantage plans, medicare prescription Photo from drug plans, and disability income. Our cover photo goal at Homestead is to provide you, shoot goes the customer, with the best coverage here at the lowest premium, while building a long-standing relationship with our excellent, personal service. Brandon Rapp, President

Visit FirstMerit Bank at 39 Public Square in Medina 330-764-7276 •

1324 Pearl Rd., Brunswick • Brunswick: 330-225-3100 • Medina: 330-725-3100

Earn a University of Akron Degree Close to Home

Susan M. Hong, M.D.


entrally located in Medina County in Lafayette Township, The University of Akron (UA) Medina County University Center (MCUC) offers a variety of online and in-person courses and degrees for high school students, transfer students, adult students, recent high school graduates and senior citizens. Through UA Solutions, local businesses take advantage of a large selection of continuing education units, courses, programs and customized training. Premier programs for businesses include Lean Mastery, Project Management and Leadership Essentials. In addition to taking classes, MCUC Director Denise Testa will meet with students and families to discuss their educational goals, financial aid planning, college selection process and career development. Appointments are scheduled by calling the main office, emailing Denise at or visiting the MCUC webpage. According to Testa, “By partnering with business, education and community leaders in Medina County, we established a flexible and responsive higher education facility focused on the success of our Medina County residents, technology-driven businesses and industry clusters of Northeast Ohio.” Denise Testa, Director

For more information about MCUC, visit or call 330-721-2210



usan M. Hong, M.D., is a board-certified radiation oncologist employed by Summa Physicians Inc. – Radiation Oncology. Dr. Hong specializes in the treatment of breast, gynecological and prostate malignancies. Dr. Hong is a member of a multidisciplinary team of cancer specialists who practice at Summa Health Center at Lake Medina. She provides advanced radiation oncology treatments for patients who live and/or work in the Medina area. Dr. Hong received her medical degree from Northeast Ohio Medical University (NEOMED) in Rootstown, Ohio. Dr. Hong completed her internship at Aultman Hospital in Canton and her residency in radiation Your oncology at the State University of New Photo from York in Syracuse. Dr. Hong has served as a clinical assistant professor of radiology at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, and most recently, at Northeast Ohio Medical University (NEOMED) in Rootstown, Ohio.

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he Doctors at Ohio Eye Care Consultants, Thomas Chi, M.D., Amy Fernandez, O.D., and Sara Prusinski, O.D. are dedicated to providing the highest quality of service. They have extensive specialty training to assist you with all your eye care and vision needs by utilizing the latest technology and equipment. The friendly and knowledgeable staff and opticians at Ohio Eye Care Consultants are devoted to providing excellent patient care. Ohio Eye Care Consultants offers patients of all ages a full range of services from comprehensive eye examinations to advanced medical treatment and surgical procedures including cataract and glaucoma Your surgery. They strive to be the most Photo from comprehensive eye care center for all cover photo your vision needs. Along with the Medina office, they have locations in Wadsworth and Lodi and offer convenient evening and Saturday appointments.

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Ohio Eye Care Consultants - 3583 Reserve Commons Drive, Medina 330-722-8300 •

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Health & Wellness Each senior living resident is a unique individual, so high-quality senior living residences offer a wide array of choices, including: Housekeeping services Transportation n Assistance with eating, bathing, dressing, and walking n Access to health and medical services n Alzheimer’s and memory care n Staff available to respond to both scheduled and unscheduled needs n 24-hour Security n Emergency call systems for each resident’s apartment n Exercise and wellness programs n Medication management n Personal laundry services n Social and recreational activities n


The “Choice” is Yours Choosing a senior living residence for yourself or a loved one is one of the biggest decisions of your life. It involves the sobering realization that living alone in a home full of love and memories may no longer be the best setting for your loved one’s life. Fortunately, many more assisted living and senior living options are available today than decades ago.  There is no clear-cut, step-by-step template that tells people exactly when it’s time to consider a senior living community, whether that is an independent living, assisted living or nursing home. However, there are numerous signs that a new living arrangement is needed, such as the inability to manage a home’s upkeep, assistance with meals, medication management, loneliness, and other issues. Here are a few tips for choosing a quality residence and the important factors in the decision-making process. Senior living offers choice about where your loved one wants to live, the services provided, and the level of care and type of environment that best matches your loved one’s physical and emotional needs. Ask questions, investigate, and if possible, include your loved one in the decision making process and you will find the best solution for all.

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Health & Wellness Medina Hospital Brings the Highest Level of Care Close to Home Medina Hospital, a Cleveland Clinic hospital, brings you the highest level of care close to home, providing our community with the resources to keep our residents healthy and strong. We offer a wide range of expert services, including advanced specialty and primary care for adults and children, a Wound Healing Center and a Primary Stroke Center. Our Wound Healing Center, offering chronic wound care management in an outpatient setting, is led by our expert team of doctors, nurses and therapists. The center provides complete services to those suffering from diabetic ulcers, pressure ulcers, infections, compromised skin grafts and flaps. The center features Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy – or H-B-O, which provides the patient with 100 percent oxygen while resting inside a pressurized room promoting wound healing. Medina Hospital has been awarded the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association Gold Stroke Award for meeting achievement measures. This award recognizes Medina Hospital’s commitment and success in implementing excellent care for stroke patients, according to nationally-accepted standards and recommendations, which means the highest level of care for your family. To learn more, visit


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5 Tips for Coping with a Picky Eater By Natalie Jedacek, MD, pediatrician at Akron Children’s Hospital Pediatrics Medina

Almost every family struggles with a picky eater.

Offer new foods again, and again

These 5 tips may make living with your picky eater more manageable.

It can take up to 10 tries before a child will accept a new food. Don’t get discouraged if your child refuses a new food the first time.

Think in weeks, not days Focus on your child’s overall nutritional intake over a week. One missed meal or a day or two of skimpy eating are fine.

Try the 1 bite rule

Set a schedule

Avoid power struggles

Try to serve meals and snacks at about the same time each day. Allow 1½ to 2 hours between eating times. Natalie Jedacek, MD

Introduce a dinnertime rule that kids need to try 1 bite of new-to-them foods. Explain they don’t have to like the food, but just give it one taste. Don’t give in to food demands, and don’t take food refusals personally. Just because your child doesn’t want to eat what you’ve cooked, doesn’t mean they don’t love you.

Summa’s 3D Mammography Detects Breast Cancer Sooner Early detection is crucial to cancer survival. That’s why Summa Health offers 3D screening mammography at all eight of its imaging locations (the only provider in the region to do so). This breakthrough allows physicians to view breast tissue layer by layer. It detects 41 percent more invasive breast cancers, with up to 40 percent fewer callbacks.*1-2 “A traditional mammogram is like looking at a book

Jennifer Pavlo, MD, Summa Radiologist and breast specialist (left), viewing a mammogram with Dr. Lynch.


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cover,” explained Summa radiologist and breast specialist Dr. Jennifer Pavlo. “3D allows us to open the book and view individual pages.” The technology may reveal fine details that may be hidden above or below the area being examined, especially in women with dense breast tissue. Thanks to 3D mammography’s early detection, lifesaving treatment can begin sooner and is often less invasive. Because the image clarity reduces the chance of a false positive, many more women are saved the anxiety of a callback and additional testing. It is FDA-approved for all women undergoing a screening mammogram or a follow-up exam. All Summa Breast Imaging Centers offer 2D as well as 3D mammography. Women can choose to have either. “3D imaging can be performed right along with a traditional 2D digital mammogram,” said Dr. Pavlo. “This allows radiologists to compare new 2D images with older ones. The 3D portion of the exam takes just four seconds. It’s a huge benefit for all women.” Learn more at *Versus 2D mammography alone. 1. Journal of American Medical Association. June 2014. 2. AJR AM J Roentgenol. 2013;Jun:200(6):1401-1408.

Pediatric services in Medina include: • Diabetes and Endocrinology

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• General Pediatrics

At Akron Children’s, we believe that kids deserve to be treated

• Neurology

like kids – and families deserve high quality pediatric care that’s close to home. With our specially trained pediatric physicians and staff, Akron Children’s is proud to offer both primary care and specialty services, right here in Medina.

Specialty Services 3780 Medina Road, Suite 240 | 330-725-5929 General Pediatrics: 3443 Medina Road, Suite 115 | 330-764-3457

• Maternal Fetal Medicine • Nephrology

Homes & Real Estate Realtors: Your Advocate in the Buying and Selling Process Buying a home is a huge financial commitment, and the difference between various choices can be significant. It doesn’t help that home buying is foreign territory to most people. The Realtor® involved in a transaction can often be the difference in a positive or negative transaction. I always suggest that any potential client interview several Realtors from different brokerages to determine who is going to be the best advocate for their particular situation. Different Realtors and Brokerages also have different practices and could affect the outcome you are seeking. Realtors can be “the voice of reason” when you are overcome by your emotions (which is easy to do when house-hunting). If you fall in love with a property, a Realtor can be there to help you recognize a property’s flaws or shortcomings. Conversely, a Realtor can help you to see the positive side of a property with which you might not be immediately impressed. In addition, Realtors can provide information about the neighborhood, schools,

comparative sales in the area, and other important homebuying factors. This objectivity and information is critical when you are making such a major decision. Realtors are skilled, experienced negotiators. When conducting a sale, there are many angles through which to negotiate beyond the asking price, such as financing, condition of the house when you move in or out, and issues beyond simply the sales price. Realtors can help you navigate the home buying process in general, making sure you are not rushed into making a decision, that you have time for inspections and appraisal, and referring you to the appropriate resources for mortgage and title work. But remember – the above describes top Realtors, not all real estate agents. It is imperative that your Realtor is a good fit for your needs whether buying or selling a home. — Provided by Sam Livingston, The EZ Sales Team, Keller Williams GCW 216-659-1540 •

CROSSROADS FINANCIAL Apply for your MORTGAGE online or in person today! An EZ Process, an EZ Home Loan. For your MORTGAGE needs, Crossroads Financial has the strength of multiple national, local and boutique lenders and credit unions under one roof. Apply Online or Call Your Favorite Local Medina Direct Lender & Team of Local Loan Specialists • Conventional

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Medina: A Desirable Place To Live The Medina area is one of the most outstanding places to live in the country and no matter where you live in the area you have access to outstanding schools, services and parks. But there are subtle differences in the services you have access to, depending upon where you live, and this is reflected in the different property tax rates in the separate jurisdictions, as reflected in the accompanying chart. In Ohio, the county auditor is responsible for valuing all properties in the county for tax purposes. By law the auditor must do an extensive reappraisal of all 80,000 properties once every six years. Three years after that a much less extensive update appraisal is done to ensure properties are adjusted to what’s occurring in the market place.


Have a question about your property value? Contact Medina County Auditor Mike Kovack’s office at 844-722-8300, extension 9754. Depending on the time of year, they may be able to address your concerns directly. If values have already been set for the year you will be referred to the Medina County Board of Revisions for a formal appeal of your property value. Go to for more information.

2015 Property Tax Rates for Local Jurisdictions Jurisdiction

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Main Street Medina

As any resident or guest will tell you, it’s not hard to fall in love with the nine block historic district of Medina, thanks to the authentic ambience of a restored Victorian-era town. During its nearly 200 years of existence (Medina will celebrate its Bicentennial in 2018), the town has evolved from an agriculture-based county seat into a cosmopolitan community of just over 26,000. For the past eight years, Main Street Medina, in partnership with the City of Medina and many other community partners, has taken the lead in preservation, economic sustainability, and continued evolution of the historic district as the heart of the community. Today, the District has a 0% vacancy rate, thanks to committed entrepreneurs who wanted to be part of the revival of the town. From artisan ice cream at Chill to hand-tossed NY style pies at Courthouse Pizzeria, gourmet

2016 MAIN STREET MEDINA EVENTS June 4th June 11th June 23 August 20 October 13 October 22 November 18-20

Kids Day of Safety & Play Pizza Palooza Ladies Night Out International Fest Ladies Night Out Falloween Candlelight Walk

9am-3pm 9am-2pm 5-8:30pm 9am-6pm 5-8:30pm Noon-7pm 3pm-8pm

burgers and an extensive brew list at P.J. Marley’s and an elegant wine and tapas bar at H2, Medina is becoming a foodie destination. Couple that with nearly 40 specialty boutiques and shops, a Hallmark movie-set ambience, and outstanding special events on the Square, it’s easy to see why so many families are proud to call Medina their hometown.

The Main Event (clockwise from top left): Kids Day of Safety & Play on the Square; visitors enjoy unique shops around the city; fine art for sale at the Sparrow Gallery and Studio; the gazebo decorated at Christmastime; budding artists at Kids Day of Safety & Play. Photos courtesy of Main Street Medina.


Fill your space with originality. Customized designs. Novelty gifts. Modern dĂŠcor. 236 South Court St. Medina, OH 330.835.8591 Main Street Medina is generously supported by the City of Medina, Chill Artisan Ice Cream, Community Design Committee, Discount Drug Mart, FirstMerit Bank, Greater Medina Chamber of Commerce, Medina Auto Parts, Miss Molly’s Tea Room & Gift Shop, Odd Fellows of Medina, Owens Corning, Renewal by Andersen, ROOT Candles, Sandridge Food Corp., Washington Properties, Westfield Bank, Westfield Insurance, Wichert Insurance, World Truck Towing


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Community Information

Important Phone Numbers EMERGENCY 911 Medina Police (non-emergency) 330-725-7777 Medina Fire (non - emergency) 330-725-1772 Life Support Team (EMS) 911 Medina County Sheriff 330-725-0028 Medina County Public Transit 330-723-9670

CITY BUILDINGS City Hall 132 North Elmwood Ave. 330-725-8861 Medina Municipal Court 135 North Elmwood Ave. 330-723-3287 Medina Community Recreation Center 855 Weymouth Rd. 330-721-6900 Parks & Pavilion Reservations 330-721-6950

Medina Municipal Airport 2050 Medina Rd. 330-239-1606

OFFICIALS Mayor Dennis Hanwell 330-722-9020 CITY COUNCIL Council President John M. Coyne III 330-723-9998

Clerk of Council Kathy Patton 330-722-9040


Ward 1 Brian D. Hilberg 330-416-1692 Ward 2 Dennie Simpson 330-725-3302

Building Department Daniel Gladish 330-722-9030

Ward 3 Mark E. Kolesar 330-725-6993

Cemetery Department 330-722-9056

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At-Large Bill Lamb 330-725-6075

Office of the Mayor Administrative Office Manager Dawn Conwill 330-722-9020

Ward 4 James A. Shields 330-722-8402


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At-Large Paul Rose Sr. 330-723-3459

Engineering Department City Engineer Patrick Patton 330-722-9034

Finance Department Finance Director Keith Dirham 330-722-9051 Economic Development Economic Development Director Kimberly Marshall 330-764-3319 Fire Department Chief Bob Painter 330-725-1772 (non-emergency) Law Department Law Director Greg Huber 330-722-9070 Parks & Recreation Department Director Jansen Wehrley 855 Weymouth Rd. 330-721-6950 Planning & Zoning Community Development Director Jonathan Mendel 330-722-9023

Police Department Chief Patrick J. Berarducci 330-725-7777 (non-emergency) Recreation Center MCRC Director Michael Wright 330-721-6950 Service Department Service Director Nino Piccoli 330-722-9082 Sanitation Department (Trash) 330-722-9026


Water Department 330-722-9081

UTILITIES Armstrong Cable Service 877-277-5711 Columbia Gas of Ohio 800-344-4077 First Energy (Electricity) 800-633-4766 Medina City Water 330-722-9081 Medina County Sanitary Engineers (Sewer) 330-723-9581 Frontier (Phone) 330-764-7380

OTHER IMPORTANT NUMBERS American Red Cross 330-723-4565 Bureau of Motor Vehicles 972 N. Court St. 330-725-4635 Main Street Medina 5 Public Square 330-952-0910 Medina County Career Center 1101 W. Liberty St. 330-725-8461

Greater Medina Chamber of Commerce 145 North Court St. 330-723-8773 www.medinaohchamber. com U.S. Post Office 303 North Court St. 330-722-6511 Medina County Convention & Visitors Bureau 32 Public Square 330-722-5502

TOWNSHIP PHONE NUMBERS WITHIN ZIP CODE 44256 For information regarding community services outside of the City of Medina: Granger Township 3717 Ridge Rd. 330-239-3611 Lafayette Township 6776 Wedgewood Rd. 330-725-6515


Medina Township 3799 Huffman Rd. 330-725-5713 Montville Township 6665 Wadsworth Rd. 330-725-8313 York Township 6609 Norwalk Rd. 330-722-0185

739 Weymouth Rd. 330-725-8831 Superintendent Dave Knight 330-636-3010

PRE-SCHOOL Kindergarten Center/ Helping Hands Preschool 950 E. Reagan Pkwy. 330-636-4600 PRE-SCHOOL, K-5 Eliza Northrop Elementary 950 E. Reagan Pkwy. 330-636-4600

We Are All About Our Readers In 2014, Medina County District Library started a rededication to the book. We welcomed many author inspired events to MCDL and focused on services for our readers.  Visit for information on our Writers Live Series, local author expos, stage shows, Random House Book Buzz talks and more. Our One Book, One Community program was such a success in 2014 that we are planning to bring it back in 2016.  Get customized book recommendations from our awardwinning Readers’ Advisory Librarian, Mary Olson, at GreatReads4U. Check out the next great book to read with your book club at These contain 10 copies of the book and discussion questions. They can be checked out for 6 weeks at a time. We even offer online newsletters delivered straight to your inbox at www.mcdl. info/newsletters.  Need something to read with the

children in your life? Try our T.O.T. (Take Out Tales) Boxes and Bags. They are great to use with children at home or in the classroom. Every box contains books and activities related to a theme. You can check one out at  Don’t forget, MCDL staff is eager to help you find something great to read.

A uthors at MCDL


Community Information OTHER LOCAL SCHOOLS

Medina County University Center The University of Akron 6300 Technology Lane 330-721-2210

Buckeye Local Schools 3044 Columbia Rd. Medina, Ohio 44256 330-722-8257


Cloverleaf Local School District 8525 Friendsville Rd. Lodi, OH 44254 330-948-2500

GRADES: K-5 Ella Canavan Elementary 825 Lawrence St. 330-636-4000 Garfield Elementary 234 S. Broadway St. 330-636-4200 H.G. Blake Elementary 4704 Lexington Ridge Dr. 330-636-3900 Heritage Elementary 833 Guilford Blvd. 330-636-4400

Blue Heron Golf Club 3225 Blue Heron Trace, Medina 330-722-0227

Highland Local School District 3880 Ridge Rd. 330-239-1901, 330-686-1901

Bunker Hill Golf Course 3060 Pearl Rd., Medina 330-749-5827

Medina County Career Center 1101 W. Liberty St. 330-725-8461

GRADES: 6-8 A.I. Root Middle School 333 W. Sturbridge Dr. 330-636-3500

Medina Christian Academy 3646 Medina Rd. 330-725-3227

Claggett Middle School 420 East Union St. 330-636-3600

St. Francis Xavier 612 East Washington St.  330-725-3345

GRADES: 9-12 Medina High School 777 East Union St. 330-636-3200


in our community find jobs.

3500 Medina Road Medina, OH 44256 Hours: Monday – Saturday: 9 a.m. – 9 p.m. Sunday: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.


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help people in our community find jobs. Goodwill’s mission is to help individuals prepare for, find and retain employment. In Medina, the facility is located at 3500 Medina Road. The store features a shopper-friendly floor plan with quality items at affordable prices as well as serves as a donation site for gently-used clothes, furniture, books, household items and more. In addition, the store is a training site for Goodwill’s Work Experience

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Cherokee Hills Golf Course 5740 Center Rd., Valley City 330-225-6122 Chippewa Golf Club 12147 Shank Rd., Doylestown 330-658-6126 Cossett Creek Golf 4900 Center Rd. Brunswick 330-225-7370 Deerpass Golf Course 5886 Greenwich Rd., Seville 330-769-9955

Cuyahoga Community College Brunswick University Center 3605 Center Rd., Brunswick 866-933-5182

Shop and donate to Goodwill, and

When you shop and donate to Goodwill, you are helping people

Barberton Brookside Country Club 3727 Golf Course Dr., Barberton 330-825-4539

Evolve Academy 222 South Broadway St. 330-636-4213

Sidney Fenn Elementary 320 N. Spring Grove St. 330-636-4100

Ralph E. Waite Elementary 4765 Cobblestone Park Dr. 330-636-4500


Fox Meadow Country Club 4260 Fox Meadow Dr., Medina 440-723-5536 Grey Hawk Golf Club 665 U S Grant St., LaGrange 440-355-4844

Program where participants assist in daily operations with guidance from a case manager and mentor. When you shop at Goodwill, 87 cents of every dollar goes toward funding job training and placement services in the community. Also available for use is a job-search station for anyone seeking employment and a community room that can accommodate up to 10 people. For more information, contact the Medina Goodwill at 330-722-2121.

Heroes Home Project:

Appreciation for Local Heroes Hawks Nest 2800 E. Pleasant Home Rd., Creston 330-435-4611 Hinckley Hills Golf Course 300 State Rd., Hinckley 330-278-4861 Ironwood Golf Course 445 State Rd., Hinckley 330-278-7171 Knollbrook Golf Course 8421 Richman Rd., Lodi 330-948-1382 Loyal Oak Golf Course 2909 Cleveland Massillon Rd., Norton 330-825-2904 Mallard Creek Golf Course 34500 E. Royalton Rd., Columbia Station 440-748-8231 Medina Country Club 5588 Wedgewood Rd., Medina 330-725-6621 Pine Hills Golf Club 44233 W. 130th St., Hinckley 330-225-4477 Pine Valley Golf Club 469 Reimer Rd., Wadsworth 330-335-3375 Pleasant Valley Country Club 3830 Hamilton Rd., Medina 330-725-5770

Rawiga Country Club 10353 Rawiga Rd., Seville 330-336-8809 Ridge Top Golf Course 7441 Tower Rd., Medina 800-679-9839 Rustic Hills Country Club 5399 River Styx Rd., Medina 330-725-4281 Shale Creek Golf Club 5420 Wolff Rd., Medina 330-723-8774 Sharon Golf Club 6261 Ridge Rd., Sharon Center 330-239-2383 Skyland Golf Course 2085 Center Rd., Hinckley 330-225-5698 Spruce Tree Golf Course 5848 Cleveland Rd., Wooster 330-345-8010 Valleaire Golf Club 6969 Boston Rd., Hinckley 440-237-9191 Westfield Group Country Club 6500 Greenwich Rd., Westfield Center 330-887-0391 Weymouth Country Club 3946 Weymouth Rd., Medina 330-725-6297

I have been a licensed Realtor in the Greater Cleveland area for nearly 10 years and work for The EZ Sales Team of Keller Williams. Before beginning my real estate career, I served 6 years as a Reconnaissance Marine in United States Marine Corps. My active duty obligations were fulfilled in 1997 and I became a career Firefighter/Paramedic for the City of Cleveland and joined the United States Army as a reservist. I deployed for all of 2005 in Iraq on a route clearance mission in the Baghdad area and in 2009 I was activated for service in Afghanistan as an embedded mentor with the Afghanistan National Army. I returned from Afghanistan in 2010 and retired after 20 years of service in 2012. Those experiences have given me a true appreciation for the men and women in our communities that contribute to our society on a daily basis. Because of this, I recently founded the Heroes Home Project here in Medina as a way to show my appreciation for our everyday local heroes when they purchase or sell a home. We donate 25% of our commission to first responders (fire/police/EMS), educators, medical care providers and active duty military personnel and veterans when buying or selling a home. The average savings is in excess of $2,000 per transaction. I have had the opportunity to experience the character of these men and women for most of my life and am truly grateful for an opportunity to assist them throughout the real estate process. For more information, contact Sam Livingston at 216-659-1540 or


Community Information

Dining Guide * Denotes Chamber member Every effort has been made to provide a complete and accurate restaurant listing. Please contact us in reference to corrections or additions for future publications. Alexandris 2835 Medina Rd. 330-722-4139

Antonio’s Pizza 3825 Pearl Rd. 330-725-1111 www.antoniospizza. net Applebee’s 4115 Pearl Rd. 330-723-2311 Arby’s 1022 N.Court St. 330-722-1116 5081 Eastpointe Dr. 330-725-5464 Asian Grill 1164 N.Court St. 330-764-3332

111 Bistro Medina 2736 Medina Rd. 330-952-1122

Cin Dees Place 232 W. Smith Rd. 330-722-6700

Bob Evans 4904 Grande Blvd. 330-721-1348

Cool Beans Café 103 W. Liberty St. 330-723-7174

Corkscrew Saloon

3049 Medina Rd.. 330-725-3343 Brown Derby 5051 Eastpointe Dr. 330-725-3343 *Buffalo Wild Wings 5050 Eastpointe Rd. 330-764-9464 Bunker’s Grill 3060 Pearl Rd. 330-725-1400 Burger King 971 N. Court St. 330-722-1646 2828 Medina Rd. 330-722-6040 Cabanna Café 919 Court St. 330-721-1801 Chipotle Mexican Grill 899 N. Court St. 330-725-2303

*Corkscrew Saloon 811 W. Liberty St. 330-725-0220 Courthouse Pizzeria 2 Public Square 330-725-1298 Crazy Ivans 426 S. Court St. 234-802-0018   Dairy Queen 133 Northland Dr. 330-722-0514 2895 Medina Rd. 330-723-2252 Dan’s Dogs 111 W. Liberty St. 330-7723-3647 Dave’s Cosmic Subs 1176 N. Court St. 330-721-8675

Denny’s 3105 Medina Rd. 330-722-1600 *Dickey’s BBQ Pit 960 N. Court St. 330-701-7828 Dominic’s Italian Restaurant 221 S. Jefferson St. 330-723-3667 Don Tequila Mexican Restaurant 1158 N.Court St. 330-723-7917 Dragon Buffet 1201 N.Court St. 330-725-6155 Dunkin Donuts/ Baskin Robbins 2739 Medina Rd. 330-721-8271

Corkscrew Saloon

East of Chicago Pizza 307 S. Court St. 330-723-0510

Happy Garden 3725 Medina Rd., #103 330-725-7099

*Eat ’n Park 1007 N.Court St. 330-723-6390

Hop Hing Chinese Restaurant 891 N. Court St. 330-722-6135

Eli’s Kitchen 115 Public Sq. 330-722-0511 *Fiesta Jalapenos 4136 Pearl Rd. 330-723-9896 *Geppetto’s Pizza & Ribs 1038 N. Court St. 330-723-4100 Gionino’s Pizza 203 Lafayette Rd. 330-722-2727 Granite Grill at Shale Creek 5420 Wolff Rd. 330-723-8774 Greek Village Grille 965 N. Court St. 330-722-4976 Guy’s Pizza Co. 800 Lafayette Rd. 330-723-7600 H2 Wine Bar 221 S. Court St Medina, Ohio 330-815-4959


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*House of Hunan 18 Public Sq. 330-722-1899 Jimmy John’s 240 N. Court St. 330-721-7700 Johnny J’s Pub & Grill 925 N. Court St. 330-721-0082 Johnny Malloy’s Sports Pub 1038 N. Court St. 330-723-4100 Jo Jo’s Sports Bar & Grill 221 S. Jefferson St. 330-722-5656 KFC 1136 N. Court St. 330-722-7907 Lager & Vine Gastropub & Wine Bar 108 Public Square 330-952-2121

Lagerheads BBQ Smokehouse 2832 Abbeyville Rd. 330-725-1947 Little Caesars 1174 N. Court St. 330-723-2012

Michelle’s Place 144 N. Court St. 330-722-7198 *Miss Molly’s Tea Room 140 W. Washington St. #6 330-725-6830

Longhorn Steakhouse 4907 Grande Blvd. 330-721-4585

Mr. Hero 1029 N. Court St. 330-722-4376

Main Street Café 17 Public Sq. 330-722-2729

On Tap 2736 Medina Rd. 330-725-1972

Marco’s 244 N. Court St. 330-725-5300

*Panera Bread 4065 Pearl Rd. 330-721-4728

*Marie’s Café 117 Public Square 330-725-3322

Papa John’s Pizza 500 S. Court St. 330-725-7575

Master Pizza 2736 Medina Rd. 330-723-9700

Paul’s Pub & Sub 232 W. Smith Rd. 330-722-6700

McDonald’s 1069 N. Court St. 330-772-8601

Pizza Hut 1008 N. Court St. 330-723-7233

5681 River Styx Rd. 330-723-3197

3131 Medina Rd. 330-722-9009

3160 Medina Rd. 330-723-4880

P.J. Marley’s 119 Public Square 330-722-6328

5867 Wooster Pike Rd. 330-723-6096 *Medina Steak and Seafood 538 W. Liberty St. 330-723-2853

Project Sushi 3579 Medina Rd. 330-661-0017

Quaker Steak & Lube 4094 Pearl Rd. 330-723-5823 Rockne’s 3626 Medina Rd. 330-725-3663 Romeo’s Pizza 1100 N. Court St. 330-723-6111 3995 Medina Rd. 330-952-1493 Ruby Tuesday 1001 N. Court St. 330-723-6206 *Rustic Hills Country Club 5399 River Styx Rd. 330-725-4281 *Santosuosso’s Pizza, Pasta & Vino 3725 Medina Rd. 330-764-9888 Something’s Popping 47 Public Square 330-722-3088 Spoke’s Café 406 South Broadway 330-725-1298 Subway 986 N. Court St. 330-722-7827 4141 Pearl Rd. 330-722-2744 3725 Medina Rd. 330-722-5575

H2 Wine Bar

740 Liberty St. 330-722-8007

*Taylor’s Diner 700 W. Liberty St. 330-721-8537 Teresa’s Pizza 3587 Medina Rd. 330-721-8884 The Bakery Shoppe 23 Public Square 330-725-0912 Thyme2 113 W. Smith Rd. 330-764-4114 Timber Lodge 2809 Pearl Rd. 330-725-6288

Financial Wadsworth

Tokyo Hibachi & Sushi 1132 N. Court St. 330-952-2818


Tres Potrillos 3571 Medina Rd. 330-723-5600

157 Great Oaks Trail (330) 336-3556

Twiisted 985 Boardman Alley 330-661-0606 Waffle House 3190 Medina Rd. 330-7725-1538 Wendy’s 993 N. Court St. 330-722-7600 3067 Medina Rd. 330-722-8422 *Weymouth Country Club 3946 Weymouth Rd. 330-498-3540

1033 S. Court St. 330-722-3861

*Yours Truly 3725 Medina Rd. 330-722-5800

Sully’s Irish Pub 117 W. Liberty St. 330-764-3333

Zeppe’s Pizzeria 3705 Medina Rd. 330-722-3700

Taco Bell 1061 N. Court St. 330-725-1221

Community Information

Medina Community Recreation Center FACILITY HIGHLIGHTS The Medina Community Recreation Center (MCRC) is a 110,000 square foot facility attached to Medina High School. The facility is designed to enhance the quality of life and physical well being of the Medina community.

MEDINA COMMUNITY RECREATION CENTER 855 Weymouth Road (330) 721-6900 Director — Mike Wright

Leisure Pool • Water geyser, current channel, sprayground and play structures, 129 ft. waterslide, zero depth entry, lap lanes, hot water spa.

Competition Pool • 8 lap lanes, 25 meters

Aerobic Rooms • Two rooms conducive for a variety of programs including: aerobic, dance, martial arts, kettlebell, yoga & more • Mirrored walls, sound system, suspended wood flooring and newly stocked equipment area

Fitness Room • Over 60 pieces of cardiovascular fitness equipment including Woodway Treadmills, Precor Recumbent Bikes, Upright Bikes, Elliptical Trainer & Steppers, StarTrac Elliptical Trainers, Cybex Arc Trainers and Concept II Rowers • York and Magnum free weight equipment, benches, and dumbbells • 35 Stations of Cybex selectorized weight equipment

PLAY TIME: Jogging/Walking Track (left) and a young swimmer (below) enjoys a water geyser in the Leisure Pool.

Medina Community Recreation Center

Field House • 24,056 square feet, newly resurfaced, 4 courts for basketball, volleyball, and other activities • Baseball/softball batting cage and golf cage

Jogging/Walking Track •  One-twelfth mile track with 4 lanes for walking and jogging

Rascal Room (Child Activity Center) • A safe and fun child care alternative for parents and guardians using the MCRC • Children, ages 6 months to 8 years of age, may use the room for a maximum of 2 hours per visit • Patrons can purchase either a daily visit or punch card

Memberships • Annual memberships are available for both residents and non-residents • Many corporate & insurance discounts available • Payment plan options available

GENERAL FACILITY HOURS Monday – Friday 5:30 am – 10:00 pm Saturday 8:00 am – 8:00 pm Sunday 10:00 am – 6:00 pm Note: Special Summer Hours. Visit the MCC website for exact times.

RENTALS Many areas of the MCRC are available for rent during operating and non-operating hours. Rental areas can be utilized for parties, special events, business meetings, and other activities.

For more information, visit our website at


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Pictured from left to right: – The New Playground at Fred Greenwood Park – New Splash Pad & Restroom at Ray Mellert Park – J.U.M.P. Playground at Memorial Park – Roscoe Ewing Park


Medina City Parks A Liberty Park

Pavilion (grill), Playground, Natural Area

B Ray Mellert Park

New Splash Pad & Walking Trail, Pavilion (electricity & grill), Playground, Restroom, Baseball Fields, Basketball Court

C Memorial Park

New Pavilion (electricity & grill), Dog Park, J.U.M.P. Playground, Disc Golf Course, Wooded Area

D Uptown Park

Gazebo, Picnic Area, Band Concerts, Special Events. For information on renting the gazebo, call Dawn at 330-722-9020

E Reagan Park

Pavilions (grills & electricity), Skate Park, Remote Control Car Track, Baseball Fields, Football Field, Basketball Court, Playground, Sledding Hills, Mountain Bike Trail, Walking Trail

F Huffman/Cunningham Fields

Pavilions (grill), Playgrounds, Soccer Fields, Sledding Hills, Walking/Mountain Bike Trail

G Sam Masi Park

Pavilion (grill), Handicap Accessible Playground, Challenger Field, Tennis Court, Natural Area

H Roscoe Ewing Park

Pavilion (grill & electricity), Playground, Disc Golf Course, Walking/Jogging/Bike Trail, Natural Trail

I Kuehn-Todd Conservation Area J Sycamore Park

Nature Trail

K Jaycee Park

Pavilion (grill), Playground, Nature Area

L Ken Cleveland Park

Pavilion (grill), Tennis Court, Playground, Softball Fields, Basketball Court

M Fred Greenwood Park

Splash Pad, Pavilion (grill & electricity), Playground, Softball Fields, Soccer Fields

N Stanbery & Maxine Nichols Park

Champion Creek Trail for Walking/Biking/ Jogging, Disc Golf Course, Natural Area



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Ad Index Art Gallery & Studio

Chamber of Commerce

Sparrow Art Gallery & Studio.........................p 37

Greater Medina Chamber of Commerce...................p 8


Clothing Boutique

Castle Noel.....................p 36

Miss Molly’s Tea Room........................p 37

Auditor Medina County Auditor.......................p 6, 34

Auto Dealership Medina Auto Mall.....p 1, 24

Bakery/Cupcakes A Cupcake a Day...........p 36

Banks & Credit Unions

Colleges & Universities Cuyahoga Community College-Brunswick University Center................. ............................ p 12, 13, 24 Medina County University Center................. ..... Inside Front Cover, p 14, 25

Country Club/ Golf Club/Events

Dentists/Endodontics/ Oral Surgery

Pet Food Manufacturer Bil-Jac...............................p 7.

Visage Surgical Institute..........................p 17.

Photography Beverly David Photography..................p 26

Dentist/Pediatric Brunswick KIDDS Laser Dentistry.........................p 19.

Physical Fitness/Gym

Energy & Utility Advisory Services

Tinman Crossfit.............p 43.

Community Energy Advisors..........................p 14

Popcorn Shop Something’s Popping....p 37

Eye Care Ohio Eye Care Consultants..............p 26, 28 www.ohioeyecareconsultants. com

Facial, Cosmetic & Implant Surgery

First Merit Bank.........p 3, 25. Weymouth Country Club..................p 20. Visage Surgical Institute..........................p 17. GenFed Financial...........p 43 Dentists Funeral & South Court Dental Cremation Services Candles/Gifts Medicine.........................p 22. Carlson Funeral Homes & Root Candles...................p 9 Cremation Services.......p 43



Gift Shop Miss Molly’s Tea Room .......................p 37.

Gift Shop/Interior Design

30 year Medina Resident, Dave Urban, wants to be your connection to Southwest Florida Real Estate.

Bring Your Highest Expectations™


David T. Urban, Realtor® Cell: 239.313.9106

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Mini Golf

Pulte Homes...................p 26. Alien Vacation Mini Golf........................p 37 Drees Homes..................p 33. Mortgage Loan Services Hospitals/ Crossroads Medical Facilities Financial...................p 24, 32 Akron Children’s Hospital....................p 30, 31. Moving & Storage Armbruster Movng Medina Hospital& Storage.......................p 36 A Cleveland Clinic Hospital.............. p 24, 28, 29. Organizations Summa Health Center at Lake Medina..................... ..... p 25, 30, Inside Back Cover

Insurance Homestead Insurance..................p 11, 25

Printing/Marketing Design Minuteman Press.............p 6 www.medina.minutemanpress. com

Wichert Insurance.........p 37. Real Estate

Interior Design Services/ JK Gift Shop/Interior Design Studio................p 36. Furniture Showroom New Creation Interiors....................p 23, 34 Goodwill Goodwill Industries of Akron..........................p 40. Jewelry & Gifts LaPlaca Jewelers...........p 37 Hair Salon & Spa Services Medina Gem Co.............p 36 Salon Evangelene..........p 21. Library Handcrafted Home Decor Medina County Antiquation....................p 36 District Library...............p 39 . Heating & Cooling Manufacturer Kasidonis Heating and Cooling....................p 23 Sandridge Food Corporation......................p 9 www.kasidonisheating Home Builders


Hunter Insurance Agency, Inc.......................p 8

Sam Livingston-Keller Williams GCW EZ Sales Team.......................p 32

Realtors/Naples Florida John R. Wood’s Properties.......................p 48

Restaurants Antonio’s Pizza ......Back Cover. Miss Molly’s Tea Room........................p 37. The Corkscrew Saloon & Event Center..................p 37

Schools/Private Medina Christian Academy.........................p 14.

Screen Printing/ Embroidery/Graphic Design ICandi Graphics.............p 43.

Senior Services Western Reserve Masonic Community.....................p 27.

Senior Services/ Home Health Services Hanson Services............p 28.

Main Street Medina.p 35, 36. Solar Electric Panels SolarMax Inc..................p 41. Orthodontists Mellion Orthodontics....p 18. Toy Store Medina Funtastic Toyz..p 37. Pfister Orthodontics.....p 16.

Medina 2016