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2017

Medina

AREA MAGAZINE & COMMUNITY GUIDE This is an Image Builders Marketing Inc.™ Trademark Publication Created and produced for the City of Medina, Ohio. City of Medina Dennis Hanwell, Mayor 132 North Elmwood, P.O. Box 703 Medina, Ohio 44256 330-725-8861 www.medinaoh.org Copyright © 2016, All rights reserved. Image Builders Marketing, Inc. 9780 Beechwood Drive North Royalton, Ohio 44133 440-346-4482 www.ImageBuildersMarketing.us

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31 Health & Wellness 5 City Overview 34 Senior Living 9 Business Spotlight 35 Homes & Real Estate 10 Women in Business/ 38 Main Street Medina Chamber of Commerce 42 Parks & Recreation 12 Financial 44 Community Information 13 Education 52 Medina Street Map 17 Business & Community Leaders 54 Dining Guide 56 Advertiser Index

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Welcome  to Medina

It is my pleasure to present to you

the 10th 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. The city is committed to seeking

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out opportunities for continuous improvements through initiatives, development projects, infrastructure improvements and ongoing enhancements. In 2015, $11 million in commercial construction projects were approved through the city’s Building Department while 30 new businesses chose Medina as their new location. While we continue to improve and grow, the quality of life in our community is one of the best. In March of 2016 Medina was ranked 5th for the Best Cleveland Suburb for Young Professionals. It is our goal to provide a community that we can be very proud

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of, a goal that I believe has been met through the excellent services provided in an efficient and effective manner. 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


City Overview

Left and center: views from Medina’s Square; Right: Katie, Johanna and Daniel Myles helping a neighbor on the City of Medina’s annual Day of Serving.

Photo: Pastor Tony Myle

s, Connections Church

What’s so special about Medina? By Ken McEntee

Mayor Dennis Hanwell recalls

the first time local churches coordinated the city’s popular Day of Serving. The annual event, held on the first Saturday in May, brings out the town’s young and able bodied residents to help disabled and financially disadvantaged neighbors with yard work and other needed tasks. “After the first time, an elderly man carrying an oxygen tank approached a group of kids who had cleaned up his yard and told them how appreciative he was,” Hanwell says. “He explained how he would look out his window and see the things that needed to be cleaned up, but he was unable to do. Now he was able to enjoy looking out the window at a beautiful yard. It was very emotional, and from that time forward, we said this is an important program to keep doing.” Hanwell says the same commitment to attentive service is the top priority at City Hall. “Our customer service model is one of the things that makes Medina so special,” he says. “From my office to

all of our employees, we have the same vision of making sure that the needs and concerns of our residents and businesses are addressed promptly. If they need something, we’re on it. If there is going to be a delay for whatever reason, we communicate with them so that they’re not in the dark wondering what’s going on. I call it ‘knowledge of results.’ I think it makes a world of difference.” It isn’t unusual, Hanwell insists, for a meeting of city officials to be recessed so that the immediate need of a business or resident can be addressed. “We have an open door policy,” he emphasizes. “Sometimes somebody takes the time to come by because something is concerning them. We’re going to be here all day anyhow, so maybe our meeting can be put on hold for a while so that we can address that concern.” And, he adds, if it isn’t convenient to bring your business to City Hall, City Hall might come to you. That was the case recently when Sandridge Food Corp., one of the city’s largest employers, was planning a major

expansion project. “They had a small window of time to get the project done in between their busiest seasons,” Hanwell said. “Instead of having them leave their building to come to meet at City Hall, I took our management team to their location to answer all of their questions and help move the process along. We do whatever it takes to help businesses that are interested in opening, relocating or staying in Medina. Our fast track process is another thing that makes Medina so special.” Fast tracking, he explains, involves putting the city’s management team, including the mayor, the economic development director, the police and fire chiefs and other administrators around the conference table so that interested business owners can get their questions answered efficiently, without having to schedule multiple meetings. “We’re a little unusual in that way,” Hanwell insists. “That’s one reason why we’re an attractive location for companies like AllFasteners USA,

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which recently relocated to Medina from Brook Park.” Attentive service is important but often Photo: Medina Economic Development happens in the background of everyday life. The oldGrand Openings of new businesses this year include Older fashioned Public Square is Wiser Life Services (left) and QDRO Consultants. a more visible feature that each day might be makes Medina special. The somebody’s first impression of Medina. square is not only a focal point for retail business, but also a We want to make that first impression place for residents and visitors to relax and enjoy. as positive and impactful as we can “It’s a charming atmosphere,” the mayor points out. “We have because that will increase the chances of people coming back to visit, looking to historical buildings, a gazebo and a park with large, old trees. relocate or bring their businesses here.” To take the experience up a notch we added 72 big flowerpots and our city crews make sure that it stays nice and clean. Kimberly Marshall, That, confirms Kimberly Marshall, We implement sort of a Disney concept of maintaining the Economic Development grounds and eliminating litter. We have new public restrooms the city’s director of economic Director development, happens a lot. Along and brochure racks that tell all about the events and activities with 30 new businesses that opened in Medina in 2015, going on in the city. We want to create a wow factor, because

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Marshall notes 22 openings and major expansions through October of this year. “Ribbon cuttings to welcome new businesses is one of the most exciting parts of my job,” she says. Among the 2016 ribbon cuttings occurred at: • All Tune and Lube, West Liberty Street; • BK Fitness & Training, East Smith Street; • The Elmwood Court Apartments renovation on Lafayette Road; • First Impression, a non-profit women’s clothing reseller, West Smith Road; • Holiday Inn Express, in Montville Township at I-71 and Route 18; • Renovation of Huntington Woods Apartments, formerly named Birch Manor Apartments, on Miner Road; • It’s A Dog’s Life Pet Daycare, LLC, S. Medina Street; • Older Wiser Life Services (OWLS), South Court Street; • Polish Pottery, in the former PNC Bank Building at 100 Public Square; • QDRO Consultants, on East Smith Road; • South Court Grooming, on South Court Street in the former Crazy Ivan’s location;

• Supercuts, in the Medina Shopping Center; • The Amos Mears Memorial Complex at the Spring Grove Cemetery; • Interior Design Studio and J&K Gift Shop, with mutual owners, expanded their locations on South Court Street; • Medina Made, a consignment shop featuring arts and crafts made by adults with developmental disabilities, on Medina Road, in Montville Township; • PJ Marleys added an outdoor patio to its location on Public Square; • Amuse’ Euro Bistro, located in the former Lager & Vine space at 108 Public Square; • Vega Nail and Spa, in North Court Street; • Miles Classic Granite, on Lafayette Road;

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• A major renovation of Bill Doraty Kia, on Medina Road, in Medina Township; • Mattress Warehouse, North Court Street.

Also on Public Square, Dr. Loren Raymond is developing a mixed-use complex at the site of the former Medina Chamber of Commerce building. The new building, Marshall says, will include Wayne Savings Community Bank, a restaurant and a new Medina Chamber of Commerce office on the ground floor, with 10 apartment units on the second and third floors above them. “This is the first project that resulted from our Downtown Strategic Redevelopment Plan,” Marshall says. The plan was instrumental in the city getting a $300,000  Continued on page 8

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Downtown Revitalization Grant from the state of Ohio. The grant will partially fund 13 downtown revitalization projects. “One of the most noticeable projects this year has been the Sully’s Irish Pub restoration project on West Liberty Street,” Marshall says. “They exposed the original brick façade and it really turned out nice.” For her work on the Downtown Strategic Redevelopment Plan, the revitalization grants and other economic development projects, Marshall this year was recognized as Best Public Leader by Heritage Ohio, which administers the Ohio Main Street Program to revitalize historic or traditional commercial areas. Among this year’s accomplishments was the posting of brown and white historical attraction road signs on I-71. “That is very exciting,” she says. “It’s a way to point more tourists toward historical Medina.” Marshall notes that much of the city’s Downtown revitalization and activity involves Main Street Medina, a local non-profit organization that coordinates events that draw locals and visitors to Public Square the Historic District. “Main Street Medina brought in 1.3 million people to its events in 2015,” Hanwell says. “The economic impact is significant. It helps businesses not only on the square, but all over the city. When somebody visits Medina they buy gas or maybe stop at a store. So the whole greater region benefits from people coming to Public Square.” It’s another thing that makes Medina special.

Architectural drawing of Dr. Loren Raymond’s mixed-use complex development at the site of the former Medina Chamber of Commerce building.

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Elegant Essentials.. A Boutique for all Women Elegant Essentials is a beautiful boutique that has been a part of the Medina community since the first location opened in 1998. Shellie Graf, owner and founder, has made Medina her home since 1993. They have also just opened their second location in the Discount Drug Mart plaza in Mentor. Dedicated to serving all women, and specializing in the needs of women after breast surgery commonly due to breast cancer, Elegant Essentials has become known for their personal and private service offered in the most personal and private setting. “I built this for YOU!” Graf says referencing that they offer solutions for all women. “What sets us apart from all others is our staff,” she says. “Whether or not you seek us out as a result of a mastectomy, lumpectomy, reconstruction, breast reduction, asymmetry or simply because you’re uncomfortable in your bras, we provide expertise in finding solutions to all of these issues.” From breast prostheses, fashionable bras, specialty clothing with built-in bras, to hats and headwear for those going through treatment, compression garments for lymphedema, swimwear, jewelry and gifts, you will find an extensive selection of items just for you.

Business Spotlight

Elegant Essentials is located beside McDonald’s at I-71 and S.R. 18 (Above); and (left) Shellie Graf, Owner & Founder (on the left), and Katrina Hurd, Director of Store Operations (on the right).

Elegant Essentials has Board Certified Fitters on staff with decades of experience. They offer billing to most insurance plans as many of these items are covered by insurance. They will verify your coverage in advance of any fitting appointment, as well as retrieve a prescription from your physician, which is required for all billing claims. Shellie proudly exclaims “You make the call to us, and we take care of the rest!” Compassionate, Sensitive, Knowledgeable…It’s what defines Elegant Essentials.

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Chamber of Commerce

In the Company of Women

Inspiration from Some of Medina’s Successful Women in Business

“I had a dream about a space where we could come together as healers, each with their own unique talents, and provide the best holistic care for our community. I feel that I've accomplished this with the amazing group of women at Nature's Touch Massage and Wellness Center!” Debbie Kacic, LMT Nature's Touch Massage & Wellness Center “Women Helping Women has been my passion long before I started my business in 1993. I wanted a beautiful, elegant, private setting to serve the special needs of women after breast surgery. A place that offered services any woman would need at one of the most difficult times of her life. Elegant Essentials was born. It is elegant, and unfortunately it is essential! I built this for YOU!” Shellie Graf, Elegant Essentials “I am fortunate to work with intelligent, innovative and compassionate women in our team. I feel together we create an energy that our patient's feel through mutual respect and admiration. I have always felt that this is the building block of our success.” Dr. Najia Usman Visage Surgical Institute “Being a woman and owner in the HVAC & Plumbing business is very, very challenging but also rewarding. I am blessed every day to be part of what we do for our customers and to be able to help others when needed, whether it be with heating, cooling or plumbing services.” June Kasidonis Kasidonis Heating and Cooling

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“I love creating a memory for everyone. Today I was stopped in Hobby Lobby and a mom said she had visited a few years back and asked Santa to bring her son home safe from Kuwait. She came into the gift shop and saw her son's name on one of Mark's sculptures. At that moment she knew her son was coming home safe. She thanked me and we hugged. It doesn't get any better than that.” Dana Klaus, Castle Noel "I became a small business owner because I wanted my success to be determined by hard work and the quality of my dentistry. At the end of a long day, that's what motivates me to do that one extra task that will raise the level of care in our practice." Dr. Kate Cartwright South Court Dental Medicine “As a family business we are very fortunate to have a mother who is a role model with a never waver positive attitude. She took a leap of faith and invested in her passion of Interior design. That leadership has given us the confidence to grow and further our goals - now owning a vibrant and successful gift shop. Medina's community has a great sense of family that makes it an honor to do business here!” Julie McNabb & Katie Heinz Interior Design Studio JK Gift Shop “What motivates us as owners is providing success and growth, not just for ourselves, but for our team and our community. Inside our business, we employ a team who is able to have a career that provides for their families and allows them to participate in the community. Outside our doors, we are a business who teams up with other like-minded owners and community members to create ways to make our community more prosperous and safe- resulting in a great place for family.”

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Lucy Mahoney, Mary Kay Hallas, and Coleen Morlock , VCS Salon “I opened my own business because I wanted to work for myself and be in charge of my life schedule. I also thought that a retro popcorn store would be a perfect fit for the historic Medina Square. I enjoy being able to provide something different to the community!” Lorene Hocevar Something’s Popping "I've been willing to work hard my whole life, but opening my own salon & day spa was the hardest work of all. I'm blessed that I've had wonderful women encouraging me, supporting me and working hard along side of me, the whole way. Girl Power!” Evangelene Brown Salon Evangelene “Starting, owning and operating a successful business, especially in a male dominated field, has its challenges. I have never let them hold me back. Women are intuitive, creative and can multitask which makes them great leaders in the professional world.” Jaime Thomas Perfect Home Restoration


"I am privileged to be a female business owner in an industry that is traditionally male-dominated. At Armbruster Moving & Storage, Inc. we pride ourselves on offering unmatched quality and customer service and strive for excellence each and every day. I hope our work and dedication will inspire future generations of female business owners to work through obstacles and not accept anything less than the best."

creative sewing studio. We also love the idea of working together side by side with each other every day.”

Joan Armbruster Armbruster Moving & Storage

“I enjoy seeing kids use the LEGO they already love to learn and build new things. I have the joy of seeing their light bulbs turn on with excitement as they learn, build and play together. My staff and I also love to foster communication and respect for others and create a community within each program.”

“Through my art and the works of my fellow artists, I seek to celebrate the wonderful diversity of peoples and cultures throughout the world; to foster awareness for the needs of people locally and globally; and to honor the source of it all, our Creator. The gallery’s name is inspired by Luke 12:6-7; the sparrow is a tiny bird found in nearly every part of the world that is often unnoticed. Our goal is to help artisans in impoverished countries to sustain a livelihood.” Aurelia Ford-Martin Sparrow Art Gallery & Studio “We are a mother-daughter team motivated and inspired by our customers each day. We decided to open our business as a place where people can come together to create, design and quilt at a

Michelle Galletti and Lois McFadden Fabric Obsession

“I love working with my clients and creating pieces that are special to them. Being a part of this process brings us closer together and, in a way, we become a part of their family. It is an honor to be a part of something so special.” Anneliese Nefos Medina Gem Co.

Shannon Simmons Bricks 4 Kidz

“Don’t be afraid to overcome obstacles and don’t be afraid because you’re a woman. Women know service. If you are heartfelt, and you work hard and smart, you can accomplish anything in life.” Lisa Puto Crossroads Financial

“I became a business owner simply because I love to bake! I continue to be motivated because of the satisfaction that comes with seeing customer’s reactions to my baked goods. I have especially enjoyed getting to know our regular patrons who have become an extension of the family and make work feel like home.”

"I often like to say that opening our business, New Creation Interiors, was 'like the dream I never knew I had!' My journey to open an interior design studio began with my husband almost 12 years ago. It has been a privilege to help my many clients with their interior design needs. I am immensely grateful for the faith they put in me, and I strive to exceed their expectations."

Shawna Rollheiser A Cupcake a Day

Eileen Smalley New Creation Interiors

Helping to Build a Better Community The Greater Medina Chamber of Commerce is

a voluntary membership organization of the business community. The Chamber was founded in 1938 to be a voice for business and has been true to that purpose. Chamber membership is comprised of a variety of businesses, professional service firms and individuals that represent the great diversity of incredible 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 educating the public on relevant topics, supporting entrepreneurial efforts, providing catalytic leadership and building a business-friendly environment in Greater Medina. It helps hundreds of businesses and leaders connect with one another and conduct business through a variety of networking, skills-building and education-based opportunities. The Chamber provides resources for success and is committed to the free enterprise system. The strength of the Greater Medina Chamber lies in attracting the greatest number of members and creating a pool of resources from which the organization can draw energy, ideas and assets.

Most importantly, the Chamber is passionate about helping businesses grow. Through a focus on business advocacy, economic development and member services, the Greater Medina Chamber of Commerce works daily to promote, engage, connect and develop business in our region. It is proud to partner with both the City of Medina and Main Street Medina. With those organizations, new businesses and special business anniversaries are collaboratively celebrated with ribbon cutting initiatives and other festivities. In addition, the three organizations actively seek to partner on a variety of creative marketing opportunities for the entire Medina area. The Greater Medina Chamber is strong because of outstanding and dedicated members and this wonderful community that we call home. The Chamber welcomes new members, ideas and solutions. For more information on how to become a part of this remarkable organization, please visit our website at www.medinaohchamber.com.

Jaclyn Ringstmeier, Executive Director

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Financial

Protecting Your Financial Information Cyber criminals are hard at work every day looking

for new ways to compromise a computer or hack an e-mail account. Aside from the security your financial institution may provide, there are a few additional steps you can take to further enhance the security of your own account and personal information. When online: • Visit reputable websites • Don’t download programs or software from unknown sites • Stay current with the most recent patches for your operating system and programs • Install and update your antivirus and online security software on a regular basis. Some software allows you to schedule updates automatically

• Don’t open e-mail attachments from unknown senders Mobile banking on your smartphone provides the convenience of on-line banking, however, these devices can also be impacted by the same attacks as a traditional desktop computer. Here are some helpful tips: • Only install the official banking application form a known source such as the Apple Store or Google Play Store • Don’t open suspicious e-mail or attachments on your mobile device • Use caution when visiting an unknown site • Consider installing antivirus software for your mobile device • Only install applications from verified sources like the Apple Store of Google Play Store • Pay close attention to the permissions you are granting the application when it is installed • Use a passcode, PIN, or fingerprint to unlock your phone For additional information, visit Farmers National Bank at www. farmersbankgroup.com or contact our Customer Support Center at 1-888-988-3276.

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Education

A Message from the Superintendent…. I am proud to

serve as the Superintendent of Medina City Schools. It is special to be a part of a district where the city, community and local businesses work in partnership with the district for the success of our students. As a district, we embrace our role and will continue to create and grow new partnerships that will promote and strengthen the community. The excitement, support, and commitment for the district from the entire staff and community have truly impressed me. It was easy for me to catch the Medina Pride. Developing and fostering a united school system is a priority. It is important to us that we work together to develop an academically

focused environment where everyone’s opinions and experiences are valued when making decisions for the district. We may not always agree, but we ultimately all have the same goal in mind, our students. Everyone’s feedback is important. Throughout the 20162017 school year, we will be reaching out to the entire community to assist us in updating our strategic plan for meeting our students’ needs in the future.

facilities reflect the pride of our district and community, preparing food to keep young minds thinking, instructing a class, or leading a building, we all have a common mission. That mission is to “prepare our students for an ever-changing future.” As a community, we will collaborate for “Every Student, Every Day.”

At Medina City Schools, we are all educators. Whether you are saying good morning to our students as they get on the bus every day, making sure the students have a clean and safe place to learn, ensuring that our

Sincerely, Aaron Sable Superintendent Medina City Schools

About the Medina City Schools 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 approximately 7,000 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 district’s dedicated staff works hard every day to provide students with the opportunity to achieve success. Our mission reads: “The Medina City School District prepares students for an ever-changing future by providing a studentcentered learning environment to help students reach their maximum potential, instilling in them an enthusiasm for life-long learning, and engaging in collaborative partnerships with our families, community and world.”

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Education

Affordable Higher Education Close to Home Cuyahoga Community College’s (Tri-C®) Brunswick

degrees in Criminal Justice – Justice Administration; Business Administration and Management & Leadership; and Accounting and Forensic Accounting. Appointments can be made with university representatives during their office hours at the center. For more information, visit www.tri-c.edu/brunswick.

Students can enroll in associate degree courses and attend 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.

As an extension of Tri-C’s Western Campus in Parma, BUC offers support services to new students to guide them through the enrollment process and their academic journey. Support services include: admissions, registration and enrollment, counseling, financial aid and scholarships, career services, admissions testing, tutoring, computer lab, College Credit Plus Advising, and Veteran’s Benefit services.

University Center offers affordable higher education to Medina County residents. Located next to Brunswick High School and the recreation center, Brunswick University Center (BUC) is easily accessible from I-71 and Route 303.

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 fouryear university coursework. Students can complete bachelor’s

Hours for these services and the latest course schedule can be found at www.tri-c.edu/brunswick under “Hours of Operation.” Walk-ins are welcomed, but appointments with counselors are preferred. Call 1-866-933-5182 to schedule an appointment today.

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UA’s Medina County University Center Offers Higher Education Programs and 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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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 we offer, 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 wellrounded citizens.

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Our school works hand-in-hand developing partnerships that are a win-win for everyone. We are fortunate to have an ongoing relationship with the City of Medina and its entities as well as local businesses that are extremely generous in providing grants, resources and materials for the benefit of students. We continue to find ways to improve our communication with our community. As the 2016-2017 school year began, the district welcomed a new Superintendent, Aaron Sable. He joins the Medina City Schools from Copley-Fairlawn City Schools where he was Assistant Superintendent. He comes with new ideas, a new outlook and a great deal of enthusiasm to continue to move Medina City Schools forward. The district is also implementing a new website and mobile application that will not only improve communication with our students, parents and staff, but our community as a whole. We continue to research and adopt curriculum that will help our students grow and learn during their time in our school buildings and beyond. We continue our relationship 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 www.medinabees.org. Proud to Be a Medina Bee!


Medina Business & Community Leaders First Row, seated, (left to right): Jim Smalley, Owner, New Creation Interiors; Julie McNabb, Owner, The Interior Design Studio; Kimberly Marshall, Economic Development Director, City of Medina; Dennis Hanwell, Mayor, City of Medina; Denise Testa, Director, University of Akron's Medina County University Center; Dr. Kate Cartwright, South Court Dental Medicine; Dr. Faisal Quereshy, Visage Surgical Institute. Second Row: Eileen Smalley, Owner, New Creation Interiors; Dr. Robin Laskey, Summa Health Center; Jaime Thomas (& baby Jack), Owner, Perfect Home Restoration; Robert Schade, Vice President, Schade's Auto Body; Sam Livingston, RealtorÂŽ, Partner, EZ Sales Team, Keller Williams; Lou Kaltenstein, GM, Medina Auto Mall; Terri Hradek, Director, Cuyahoga Community College's Brunswick University Center; Debbie Kacic, Owner, Nature's Touch Wellness Center; Evangelene Brown, Owner, Salon Evangelene; Justin Proctor, Owner, O & P Services; Brandon Rapp, President, Homestead Insurance; Dr. Jeffrey Esterburg, South Court Dental Medicine; Lisa Puto, Owner, Crossroads Financial; Dr. Najia Usman, Visage Surgical Institute. Third Row: Sheri Smith, Branch Manager, PSE Credit Union; Shannon Simmons, Owner, Bricks 4 Kidz; Katie Heinz, Owner, The Interior Design Studio; Coleen Morlock, Owner, VCS Salon & Spa; Dr. Thomas Chi, Ohio Eye Care Consultants; Rick Davidson, Principal, CEA, Community Energy Advisors; Jaclyn Ringstmeier, Executive Director, Greater Medina Chamber of Commerce; June Kasidonis, Owner and Steven Kasidonis, Kasidonis Heating & Cooling; Dr. Zach Mellion & Dr. Alex Mellion, Mellion Orthodontics. Missing from Photo: Dr. Charles Pfister, Pfister Orthodontics. Cover Photo Location: Salon Evangelene. Photographer: Glen Rutherford, Glen Rutherford Photography. www.medinaoh.org

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As a Broker Wholesaler we have loan officers on staff to provide options and expertise. We save our borrowers time and money. Crossroads invests in the community while being held accountable to our clients, local realtors , SPAS , Financial Planners, attorneys and other business professionals in the community. We champion community success and support our broker network . We take every opportunity to champion your financial success.

CLIENT SERVICE FIRST Lending made easy is more than a slogan, it is what you find when you work with Crossroads Home Loans . Our team of Originators, Processors, Underwriters and Executives give you access to industry experts with over 85 years of cumulative industry experience. Clients have access to a full array of loan products, cutting edge technology that is leading in the industry, underwriter consistency and superior client service that you will not find with any other lender.

Whether you are purchasing or refinancing, Crossroads Financial has the team, technology & loan products to meet your needs.

Based on a business model that puts its partners first, Crossroads Home Loans has realized significant growth in the last few years. Most recently winning the “Best of the Best” in Medina County Voters Choice Award from the Medina Gazette. “We believe in not just guiding a loan through the process, but in truly helping our clients, growing their business, and giving them tools they can use to become successful. We are constantly innovating and rolling out new products, resources, and solutions that assist our clients and further cement out commitment to our partners. We have always believed in being relationship-driven— not transaction-driven—and we will continue to do so for the next 25 years and beyond!” says Lisa Puto, owner.

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Find out what makes Crossroads Home Loans stand out from the rest. Contact them today for all of your Mortgage needs! Call 800-413-5857 or 440-638-5280. www.crossroadsloans.com www.medinaoh.org

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BE YOUR MOST BEAUTIFUL YOU SALON • 3 Hairstylist price tiers, based on experience • Custom-blended Goldwell haircolor, hi-lites, Balayage & Ombre • Nectaya - organically derived, non-ammonia haircolor • Customized dry haircuts • Keratin smoothing treatments • Bridal & Special Occasion Upstyles & Braids

DAYSPA • Highly-skilled Spa Experts specialists in field with decades of experience • Therapeutic Massage Therapy Hot Stone, Soma Cupping, Warm Thai Bamboo & Relaxation Massages • Eminence Organic Facials & Peels • Jane Iredale Mineral Makeup applications • Manicures & Pedicures with customized scents • Shellac & OPI Gelcolor nail services

CUSTOMER PERKS Book online through the link on our website

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• New Client Gift Bag on first visit • Send us 3 of your friends, we give you a $40 gift card! • Product Rewards - for every 12 purchased, get 1 full-size FREE • Online Booking • Email appointment reminders • Free Wifi • Customized Aquage styling lesson with each haircut


5 SECRETS OF FAMILIES WITH GREAT TEETH Brush twice a day to prevent tooth decay, and add these five secrets to ensure a lifetime of dental health: 1. Floss daily. There is no more affordable and effective way to prevent gum disease and cavities. 2. Drink water between meals. Juice, soda, and sports drinks should be consumed in small amounts and only at mealtimes. 3. Have Dental Sealants placed on all permanent molars. Dental Sealants block food and bacteria from the deep crevasses in teeth. They are highly effective in preventing tooth decay. 4. Keep routine check-up appointments. Preventing dental problems, or fixing them early, is always easier and more affordable.

Jeffrey C. Esterburg, DMD and Kate Cartwright, DMD

5. Enjoy going to the dentist (or pretend to enjoy it). Children mimic their parents’ behavior at the dentist. Your positive attitude will encourage a stress-free visit for your child.

330-725-0581

www.southcourtdental.com

At South Court Dental Medicine, you will find state-of-the-art dentistry in the comfort of a family

practice. Dr. Kate Cartwright and Dr. Jeff Esterburg provide gentle, high-quality care to patients of all ages. Offering a wide variety of general dental services, our residency-trained dentists have the ability to meet the needs of your entire family. South Court Dental Medicine is located one mile south of the Medina square on South Court Street. To schedule your appointment call 330-725-0581 or visit our website at www.southcourtdental.com. www.medinaoh.org

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Jaime Thomas PERFECT HOME RESTORATION You’ve worked hard your whole life to make a statement about yourself – don’t settle for less than you deserve. At Perfect Home Restoration, they value individuality, beauty and bring experience to every project they design. “Our quality is driven by our passion, talent, and perseverance to satisfy our customers,” explains Jaime Thomas, owner. Selecting a contractor to do major renovations on your home can be a daunting task and Jaime acknowledges this stress, striving to make the process as smooth and worry free as possible. Their goal is to make every customer confident that they trusted Perfect Home with their improvement projects. They are fully insured, bonded and accredited by the Better Business Bureau. Perfect Home Restoration has a long history of impressing their customers with quality work and absolute satisfaction.

Preferred contractor and also hold certification from GAF for their roofing products. Looking for that classic look, or perhaps something more modern? Too overwhelmed to even know where to begin? Every estimate comes with a free design consultation. Let Jaime show you all of the exciting new options available to make your home unique! Give Perfect Home Restoration a call for a free, no obligation roof, siding, and exterior inspection to see if you qualify for roof replacement by your insurance company. Perfect Home Restoration has also partnered with Dollar Bank to offer excellent financing options. Give them a call to discuss your options.

Jaime has been involved in home restoration since childhood, helping her father every chance she got. She began the company prior to meeting her husband, Brent and having their son, Jack, but the “men” in her life support her from the home front. Perfect Home uses all Amish labor, from their suppliers to their roofers, maintaining close relationships with their labor force. It is important to them that they know and trust all of their employees, since they will be working for you, your family, and your home. Their crews consist of the most trustworthy craftsmen who take pride in their work so they can guarantee you an excellent end result. Your roof is the most critical system protecting your home from the elements. Perfect Home offers the highest quality solutions for your home backed by a lifetime warranty. Their commitment to quality continues as they only install the highest grade, best performing siding available. They are an Owens Corning

Brent, Jack & Jaime Thomas, Owners

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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 www.VisageFaceMD.com • email DrFace@me.com 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. 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.”

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At the V-Spa, the estheticians are constantly seeking out the most innovative therapies and products for specific skin care needs. This year we rolled out the Venus Legacy which is a non-invasive method of tightening skin that has lost laxity from aging or fat loss. It is an amazing, non-invasive method that is creating exciting results for our patients. We also brought on a new skin care line, ZO Skin Health by Dr. Zein Obagi, a world-renowned skincare expert, to provide our patients with the world’s most innovative and effective skin health solutions available only through a physician’s office. Dermaplaning, another new treatment at V-Spa, removes dead skin cells and facial hair, leaving the surface of the skin very smooth and allows for greater penetration of skincare products. This treatment is a painless procedure and can be compared to the sensation of shaving your legs and is a great treatment if you are pregnant or nursing and want exfoliation without the risk of harsh chemicals. V-Spa offers monthly promotions with discounts up to 25% on Peel packages, Facials and Injectibles such as Botox and Juvederm! 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.”

Dr. Najia Usman and Dr. Faisal A. Quereshy

Visage Surgical Institute • 3591 Reserve Commons Dr., Suite 300, Medina 44256 330-721-2323 • www.VisageFaceMD.com www.medinaoh.org

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HAIR DESIGN | NAILS | SPA Founded 38 years ago as the Village Clip Shoppe, VCS has evolved into a posh salon and spa that is a generational favorite of area residents run by a family trio of mother and daughters. “As much as we are fashion forward, we remain a nice blend of the new and vintage feel of Medina,” says Coleen Morlock, who manages the business with her sister, Mary Kay Hallas. Both still work behind the chair designing hair. Within the stately colonial red brick building just steps off the square, VCS Salon and Spa offers a full range of facials, massages, body treatments and spa packages to complement hair, nail and makeup services.

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SCS Aesthetic Center at VCS Salon & Spa, located just off of historic Medina Square, residents of Medina will finally get what they have been asking for!

Because the relationship with VCS has been so successful and the Medina resident’s demand for extended hours and services so great, the Master Injector Physicians of Skin Care Solutions will be expanding their space and time spent in Medina. In addition to their feminine touch and artistic expertise with injectable fillers and neurotoxins, they are proud to be the only Preferred Level Provider of CoolSculpting in Medina County! Now Medina residents can enjoy non-invasive facial and body rejuvenation in one convenient location! The Master Injectors also have an Aesthetic Nurse Specialist on staff, as well as Medical Aestheticians, Medical Assistant and Aesthetic Consultants to address each client/patient’s concerns.

For more information, please visit their website at www.scsspa.com or call 330-636-1608. SCS owners, (top to bottom): Debra Fast, DO; Kathleen Fearon, DO; Dana Bonezzi, MD

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VCS trains their stylists in advanced technical cutting, coloring and styling, as well as guest services training to exceed their clients expectations. They are also one of the only salons in the area that has certified DEVA Curl designers. Deva cutting is an innovative technique for cutting curly hair and the VCS staff will then help you with the daily care of your new cut. “Our success,” says the owner, Lucy, “is about the connections we have made over the past four decades—not just with our clients but with local businesses and the community. We believe in supporting each other and shopping locally in Medina.”

VCS Salon & Spa is one block south of the Medina square, at 410 South Court Street. Hours are M-Th, 9am- 8pm, F 9am-5pm and Sat. 8am- 4pm. For an appointment, call 330-723-3998 or visit VCSSalon.com


bringing great design home

Next Generation, Next Level Great new things are happening inside 207 South Court St. The family owned and operated Interior Design Studio and JK Gift Shop have taken moving on up to a whole new level, literally. Thanks to Amy’s just do it attitude, “The Sisters,” Julie and Katie have renovated the second floor of their existing building and moved the studio into it’s own space designed to let the creative juices flow. Katie wanted the design of the new studio space to be timeless. They achieved this by blending vintage pieces with new classic items. In the new lobby area they put in metal frame warehouse windows, along with tin ceiling accent pieces. They then added a sixteen foot school house cabinet to store furniture catalogues in style with a library ladder for the fabric wall.

With over 40 years of Interior Design experience Katie and Amy are excited to share the new space with their clients. Amy has also enjoyed moving into a position in the company that allows her time to focus on what she loves, working with her clients to create award winning designs. She will be passing ownership to her daughters Julie McNabb and Katie Heinz this coming year. Julie and Katie have big dreams and are transitioning JK Gift Shop as well. Their gift shop is taking over the whole first floor as it undergoes it’s own expansion. In addition to expanding favorite product lines, such as the baby section and their fun selection of unique bar ware, they’re adding new fashion clothing lines that are easy to wear for ladies.

Not only have “The Sisters” been busy expanding their own business but they have also been helping to build a thriving community through being active with Main Street Medina and sitting on the Medina City Economic Development Committee. They truly understand that it takes a whole community to build a business.

Head over and check out all the wonderful new changes. They are excited to share their new space with old and new clients to continue the design legacy.

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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 Medina & Cuyahoga Counties and surrounding cities for 21 years now.

“We treat our customers like we would want to be treated—with honesty and fairness and reasonable prices,” says Steven Kasidonis. “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.”

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.”

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 standard or tankless hot water tank, clogged sinks, backed up drains and more.

Licensed, bonded, insured and certified, Kasidonis has earned the Super Service Award for the last 7 years with Angie’s List and a Gold Star Award with bbb. Call us at 330-220-8125 and mention this article to get Your New 10% off any A/C or furnace service call, or have unit Photo will go cleaned and checked for $59 here (Reg $90). Kasidonis - WHERE FRIENDS REFER FRIENDS.

If you haven’t had your furnace or a/c units cleaned and tuned in

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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.

Steven Kasidonis and June Kasidonis, Owner

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

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Mellion Orthodontics IMPROVING THE PATIENT EXPERIENCE

ow important is your smile? It may be more important than you think. Your smile is the key to a first impression. It opens the door to relationships and can lead you down a successful career path. Smiling makes you happier, makes you more likable, and it even makes you more trustworthy and authentic. Drs. Zachary, Alex, and Joseph Mellion understand the importance of a great smile and want to give you a smile that will leave a lasting impact on yourself and others.

with a dedication to making all of their patients feel like family, Drs. Zach, Alex and Joe show an unending commitment to local schools, charities, and community organizations as they want to leave their mark far beyond the smiles that they create.

As orthodontic specialists, Drs. Zach, Alex, and Joe are experts in the prevention and treatment of orthodontic problems. 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. 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 them. Along

Dr. Alex, Dr. Joe and Dr. Zach

Mellion Orthodontics provides orthodontic treatment for both children and adults. They offer clear or ceramic braces, lingual braces, and Invisalign clear aligners! 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 www.mellionortho.com or find Mellion Orthodontics on Facebook and Instagram.

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Community Energy Advisors EDUCATE | EMPOWER

ommunity Energy Advisors (CEA), a Medina-based energy consultant, is changing the way companies think about minimizing energy costs. “When talking with local businesses, we realized there was a huge gap in the energy marketplace,” says Principal, Rick Davidson. “Many commercial customers were confused about how they were being billed for their electric and natural gas, with aggressive sales calls from brokers and suppliers only making the situation worse.” CEA decided to lead the charge in educating and empowering their customers to make wise choices not only in their energy supply procurement, but in managing their usage and overall spend. Most customers only pay attention to the supply portion of the bill, when they should be paying attention to 100% of the bill. Many businesses do not understand how the utility is billing them on the regulated portion of the bill and why costs are changing. CEA’s enhanced analytics and account management provide insight which allows their customers to plan and budget accordingly and truly take control of their energy costs. “We place a high priority on educating our customers and creating a partnership that goes beyond procurement,” says Sarah Margelowsky, Account Manager for CEA’s Small Commercial and

Affinity Groups. CEA partners to provide businesses of all sizes with education, analytics, and strategies to manage their energy. They have been partners with Medina County Economic Development and the Greater Medina Chamber of Commerce since 2014 and continue to be an invaluable resource to local energy users. Top row: Bethany Dentler, Medina County Economic Development; Jaclyn Ringstmeier, Greater Medina Chamber of Commerce. Bottom row: Rick Davidson, Principal, CEA; Sarah Margelowsky, Account Manager, CEA.

For more information, call 330-721-8000 or visit CEA on the web at www.ceateam.com. To start taking control of your energy costs today, simply email a recent copy of your utility bills to info@ceateam.com to learn about your potential savings opportunities.

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Community Energy Advisors Jim and Eileen Smalley EDUCATE | EMPOWER New CreatioN iNteriors

ommunity Energy Advisors (CEA), a Medina-based energy orking consultant, is changing theinterior way companies with an experienced designer think about minimizingand energy costs. “When talking is cost-effective can actually save money with local realized therechoices was a huge gap bybusinesses, helping youwe make the right the first in the energy marketplace, Davidson. “Many time,” say” says NewPrincipal, Creation Rick Interiors owners Jim commercial customers were confused about how they were being and Eileen Smalley. billed for their electric and natural gas, with aggressive sales calls Eileenbrokers is a professionally-trained interior with ”over from and suppliers only making the designer situation worse. CEA 30 years to experience. Jim handles the myriad of details for their the decided lead the charge in educating and empowering business. “New Creation Interiorsnot is aonly full-service customers to make wise choices in their design energy studio supply featuring a wide of furniture, lighting, flooring, window procurement, butselection in managing their usage and overall spend. treatments and the perfect accent pieces to pull it all together,” Most customers only pay attention to the supply portion of the bill, Eileen says. when they should be paying attention to 100% of the bill. Many businesses do not understand the utility billing them on As local business owners, Jimhow & Eileen are isgrateful for the the regulated portion of the bill and why costs are changing. CEA’s remarkable client base they have developed within the enhanced andthe account management provide insight community,analytics which over years has expanded across Northeast which allows Ohio and intotheir othercustomers states. to plan and budget accordingly and truly take control of their energy costs. “We specialize in full-service and exterior for both “We place a high priority interior on educating our design customers and residential and commercial projects. Ourprocurement, clients count on us to creating a partnership that goes beyond ” says Sarah offer beautifulAccount design ideas, furniture and accessories, as well Margelowsky, Manager for CEA’s Small Commercial and

Affinity Groups. as plans thatto incorporate some of of their existing We can CEA partners provide businesses all sizes withpieces. education, create a high-end look without breaking their budgets, ” the duo analytics, and explains. strategies to manage their “We are your one-stop to provide all your interior and exterior energy. They needs. Every aspect of your project can be handled to exceed have been your expectations. Customer satisfaction is always our goal and partners with referrals from satisfied Medina County clients are the main Economic way we have grown Development our business,” Jim and and the Greater Eileen say. Medina Chamber of Commerce “Our clients love our since and free, 2014 professional, incontinue to be home delivery and an invaluable and our installation resource to local try it before you buy it energy users. program on in stock

items,” they smile.Top row: Bethany Dentler, Medina County Economic Development; Jaclyn Ringstmeier, Greater Medina Chamber of Commerce. Bottom row: Rick Owners Eileen and Jim Smalley Davidson, Principal, CEA; Sarah Margelowsky, Account Manager, CEA.

New Creation Interiors is located at 1655 Pearl Road, in Brunswick. Showroom hours are Monday and Friday, 10 - 5:30pm; For more information, call 330-721-8000 or visit CEA the webSaturday at www.ceateam.com. To start taking control of your energy costs today, simply Tuesday and Thursday, 10on - 8:30pm; 10 - 5:00pm; closed Wednesday and Sunday. emailCall a recent copy of your utility bills to info@ceateam.com to learn about your potential savings opportunities. 330-220-4442 or visit them on the web for additional inspiration at www.NewCreationInteriors.net www.medinaoh.org

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Shannon Simmons BRICKS 4 KIDZ & BRICKS 4 BIZ

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ricks 4 Kidz is an educational experience utilizing the time-loved LEGO bricks. Their energetic classes, camps, workshops, field trips and birthday parties teach architecture and engineering to school age kids. Ms. Shannon brought this franchise to Northeast Ohio in July of 2011 as a mobile program to the Medina and Highland school districts. In 2012 she opened the Bricks 4 Kidz Creativity Center in Medina, and was named “Franchisee of the Year” by the Creative Learning Corporation. “The programs we offer have expanded to robotics, movie making, pre-school classes and large scale LEGO based family fun nights for hundreds of families to enjoy together. If you can imagine it, we can help you build it.” Shannon, her husband, two children, and Mom enjoy being a part of the education and fun offered in Medina and the surrounding area. They offer faith based programs, corporate team building, business empowerment workshops, and senior citizen activities as well. Shannon Simmons, Owner

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n Oct. 5, The Medina County Women’s Journal honored Terri Hradek with its 2016 Medina County ATHENA Leadership Award. Hradek received the award for her commitment to education and the community. The director of Cuyahoga Community College’s Brunswick University Center since January 2011, Hradek plays an active role in Medina County. She chairs the Northern Medina County Chamber Alliance and serves on its Chamber Charities Committee. She sits on the “Business at the Barn Business Showcase” planning committee and chairs the Community/ Business/Schools Partnership Committee. She is a member of the Greater Medina Chamber of Commerce, as well as the Medina County Economic Development Corp. Your and its Workforce Alliance Resource Committee. A 2012 graduate of Photo from Leadership Medina County, she also cover photo serves on the Selection Committee. Previously, she served on fundraising planning committees for the Medina County Red Cross and Medina County Community Fund.

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For more information visit bricks4kidz.com/medina or find them at 961 N. Court St., Medina • 330-722-2223

For more information about BUC, visit www.tri-c.edu/brunswick or call 866-933-5182.

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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, longYour term care, medicare supplements 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 Brandon Rapp, President excellent, personal service. 1324 Pearl Rd., Brunswick • www.homesteadins.com Brunswick: 330-225-3100 • Medina: 330-725-3100

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edina Auto Mall makes shopping for a new or used car a genuine one-stop experience. “We carry seven brands 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 to service to collision repair,” Lou says. “Plus our business philosophy is to make your buying or leasing experience ‘Fast, Fun, and Efficient’. 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 MedinaAutoMall.net to view a complete used car inventory.


Earn a University of Akron Degree Close to Home

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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 dtesta@uakron.edu 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 www.uakron.edu/mcuc or call 330-721-2210

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Justin Proctor O & P SERVICES

or twenty years it has been O & P Services privilege to be Medina County’s only provider of Orthotics (braces) and Prosthetics (artificial limbs). O & P started in October 1996 in a small office and expanded in 1999. In January 2013, the company moved into their larger, current location at 799 North Court Street which enabled them to offer a large fitting room for amputee’s to test new prosthesis and receive gait training. The company went “paperless” in 2009, which allows for quicker approvals and easy documentation reviews. O & P is also proud to be the only Redwing Boot and Shoe retailer in Medina County. For over 20 years care has been provided by Justin Proctor, C.P.O., a licensed and certified Orthotist/ Prosthetist, who has provided braces, artificial limbs, and diabetic shoes and foot orthotics for over 7,000 individuals in Medina and the surrounding communities. The company’s goal is to continue supporting Medina County for many more years to come. Justin Proctor, Owner O & P Services • 799 North Court St., Medina 330-723-6679 • www.oandpservices.com

Nature’s Touch Wellness Center THE PERFECT PLACE TO HEAL YOUR BODY, MIND & SPIRIT

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ature’s Touch Wellness Center is the perfect place for natural healing. After becoming a Reiki Master in 1995, Debbie Kacic decided that hands on healing was what she was truly led to do. “Providing a place for people to heal their bodies, mind and spirit became a reality when I opened the doors to Nature’s Touch Wellness Center. Thanks to the support of the community and a dedicated staff, we continue to grow and are celebrating 16 years in business!” Upon entering Nature’s Touch you immediately recognize that it is a place of healing and relaxation. Six treatment rooms and a staff of 10 medically licensed massage therapists and an acupuncturist make it easy for you to schedule an appointment. Whether suffering from chronic pain, sports injuries, fibromyalgia, Your sinus congestion, arthritis or simply in Photo from need of a relaxation massage, Nature’s cover photo Touch will tailor massage treatments to shoot goes meet your needs. No longer seen as an indulgence, massage treatments have here become widely recognized as an integral part of the healing process. Debbie Kacic, Owner Make your appointment today! Visit Nature’s Touch Wellness Center at 803 East Washington St., Ste. 100, call 330-721-9357 or visit www.NTWellnessCenter.com

Ohio Eye Care Consultants COMPREHENSIVE VISION CARE

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he Doctors at Ohio Eye Care Consultants, Thomas Chi, M.D., Amy Fernandez, O.D., Sara Prusinski, O.D., and Cassie Bremke, 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 • www.ohioeyecareconsultants.com www.medinaoh.org

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Schade’s Auto Body QUALITY, HASSLE-FREE AUTO BODY REPAIR

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chade’s Auto Body opened its doors in Brunswick on April 1st, 1993. The vision of the business has always been to provide quality collision services and outstanding customer service while operating a family business that is a staple in the Brunswick community. Schade’s Auto Body believes that customer convenience is a priority. They offer pick-up and delivery of vehicles, free estimates, work with all insurance companies, offer on site rentals, text alerts with updates on repairs, lifetime warranties, and a complimentary wax once repairs are complete. Schade’s Auto Body recently underwent significant renovations including a new paint booth which is a one-of-a-kind unit in the United States, technology upgrades, and new community partnerships to strengthen their bond within the city of Brunswick. The Schade family is excited about the new changes and the opportunity to be a family-owned and operated business for years to come.

Your Photo from cover photo shoot will go here Robert Schade, Vice President

Sam Livingston THE EZ SALES TEAM - KELLER WILLIAMS & HEROES HOME PROJECT

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am Livingston has been a licensed Realtor for over 11 years and a managing partner for The EZ Sales Team of Keller Williams. Before beginning his real estate career, he served 6 years as a Reconnaissance Marine in the United States Marine Corps and 14 years as a reservist with the US Army. After 20 years of service with deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan, Sam retired in 2012. Those experiences have given Sam a true appreciation for the area’s men and women who contribute to our society on a daily basis. This lead Sam to found the Heroes Home Project in Medina as a way to show appreciation for local heroes including veterans, first responders, medical specialists and educators. Sam donates 20% of his office’s commission towards closing costs when working with any of these professionals. “I love the opportunity to help these families with all their real estate needs,” states Sam. Sam Livingston, Realtor, Partner

Schade’s Auto Body is conveniently located at 2000 Pearl Road in Brunswick 330-273-6097 • www.schadesautobody.com

Contact Sam at 216-659-1540 or visit www.ezsalesteam.com

PSE Credit Union CUYAHOGA & MEDINA COUNTY’S FAMILY BANK

Robin A. Laskey, M.D. SUMMA HEALTH MEDINA MEDICAL CENTER

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hat started more than 50 years ago as a credit union for the Parma school teachers is now a thriving not-for-profit bank that offers Cuyahoga and Medina County residents financial services

PSE Credit Union, conveniently located at 3845 Pearl Road in Medina Township, offers all the same services as a bank, “but with lower loan rates, higher savings interest rates and lower fees,” says Branch Manager Sheri Smith. This family-oriented institution now includes over 23,000 members throughout Cuyahoga and Medina Counties and makes educating kids about finances a core part of its mission. “As part of our commitment to kids, we take our mascot Pennie the PSE Puppy into schools and teach kids as young as kindergartners to save money through our Pennie Club,” says Smith.

Your Photo from cover photo shoot goes here Sheri Smith, Branch Manager

Once you try PSE Credit Union, you’ll never go back to a bank. 3845 Pearl Road • 330-661-0160 • www.psecreditunion.org

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obin A. Laskey, M.D. is a board-eligible gynecologic oncologist employed by Summa Health Medical Group. She specializes in the treatment of cervical, endometrial, ovarian, vulvar and vaginal cancers. She performs minimally invasive gynecologic surgery, including robotic surgery. Dr. Laskey is a member of a team of cancer specialists who practice at Summa Health Medina Medical Center. She provides comprehensive gynecologic oncology services and treatments for patients who live and/or work in the Medina area. Dr. Laskey received her medical degree from Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine in Richmond and completed her obstetrics and gynecology residency at Duke University Medical Center in Durham, North Carolina. Dr. Laskey was fellowship trained in gynecologic oncology at Magee Womens Hospital of the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center in Pennsylvania.

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Visit summahealth.org/medina to tour the Summa Health Medina Medical Center.


Health & Wellness

Summa Health is always close to home. We support patients’ needs so they can focus on getting well.

Summa Health Medina Medical Center, conveniently located at 3780 Medina Road, has the doctors and services to take care of you when you are well or when you are sick. We even offer the most advanced cancer care and screening services right in Medina.

including X-ray. Primary care physicians as well as numerous specialty physicians all have offices at this facility. To learn more about Summa Health’s services available in Medina, visit summahealth.org/medina or call 800.237.8662.

We know a cancer diagnosis can be scary and overwhelming. That’s why at Summa Health our goal is to make the difficult journey from cancer diagnosis through cancer treatment and recovery as easy and seamless as possible. By combining the latest cancer treatment technology with personalized, patientcentered care, we create an environment focused on wholeperson healing. We’ve made it easy for cancer patients to receive the care they need, all at one convenient location. Whether meeting with an oncologist, coming in for daily radiation treatments or biweekly chemotherapy sessions, we want to ease our patients’ burdens. We support their needs so they can focus on getting well. At Summa Health Medina Medical Center, you’ll find: • 3-D mammography • Radiation therapy • Outpatient infusion services, which includes chemotherapy • PET, CT, MRI and ultrasound testing • Office visits with oncology experts • Support services— social worker, navigators, dietitian, among other services Summa Health Medina Medical Center also provides a 24/7 emergency room for adults and children with no wait times, same-day surgery, walk-in lab services and imaging,

Celebr ati Our ng 16th Y ear! Massage ◆◆ Reflexology ◆◆ Reiki Acupuncture ◆◆ Steam Tent Therapy

Self-care is not an indulgence, it’s an act of survival • Stress & pain relief Massage therapy • Infant massage • Reflexology • TMJ pain • Reiki treatment & classes • Fibromyalgia • Steam tent treatments • Accident related injuries • Hot stone massage • Headache, neck, back, Sciatica, Plantar Fasciitis •

Relax in one of our six treatment rooms

10 medically licensed therapists on staff

Healing for the Body, Mind & Spirit 330-721-9357 803 E. Washington St., Suite 100 www.ntwellnesscenter.com www.medinaoh.org

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Health & Wellness Celebrating

• Prosthetics - All Ages - VA Approved • Orthotics - Foot, Ankle, Knee All Ages • Diabetic Shoes & Inserts • Pediatric Bracing • Red Wing Dealer Licensed and Certified in Orthotics and Prosthetics

Justin D. Proctor, C.P.O., L.P.O.

799 North Court Street, Suite 1 Medina, OH 44256

330 723-6679

Fax: 330-723-7727

www.oandpservices.com

4 Ways to Protect Children from Ear Infections Did you know that ear infections are one of the most

common illnesses in childhood? It’s estimated that by age 3, 75% of children have had at least one. Young children are more prone to ear infections because their ear tubes are still developing. While there’s no way to avoid every ear infection, these 4 tips may help:

Think twice about playdates

Children who have frequent colds are at higher risk for ear infections. Try to limit your children’s contact with other children when they or their friends are sick to prevent spread of germs.

Get strict on handwashing

Frequent and thorough handwashing is an effective way to reduce the germs transmission. If your children refuse to wash their hands, try doing it together.

Avoid smoking

Parents who smoke can increase the frequency and severity of ear infections in their children.

Call your child’s doctor

Tugging at her ear, crying more than usual, fever, irritability, and changes in sleeping and eating patterns are all signs your child may have an ear infection. If you suspect your child has an ear infection, don’t hesitate to seek medical care. By Dr. Natalie Jedacek, pediatrician at Akron Children’s Hospital Pediatrics in Medina

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You’d go to the ends of the earth to keep them happy. We’ll make sure you don’t have to. General Pediatrics Medina 3443 Medina Road 330-764-3457 Wadsworth 323 High Street 330-336-3539

From general pediatrics to rehabilitative and specialty services. The less time you spend driving to appointments, the more time you have for moments that matter. Learn more at akronchildrens.org/locations.

Medina Rehabilitative Services 3443 Medina Road 330-721-2990

Questions about services or locations? Call Ask Children’s™ at 330-543-2000.

Medina Specialty Care 3780 Medina Road 330-543-2000

www.medinaoh.org

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Senior Living

Senior Programs at Medina Community Recreation Center The Medina Community Recreation Center

loves their senior citizens and provides many programs and activities to support an active lifestyle for them. Seniors who are currently on Medicare should check with their carriers to see if they qualify for the SilverSneakers Fitness plan. SilverSneakers memberships to the Recreation Center are provided at no cost to the patron. They provide full access to the facility and free SilverSneakers classes like SilverSneakers Classic which is a gentle, low impact workout for mature members, Silversneakers Yoga which is

Experience Western Reserve Masonic Community!

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Active retirement lifestyle within a 229-acre campus Villa homes and apartment options Assisted living with personalized services Post-acute and skilled nursing care Pathways memory care center

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State-of-the-art licensed therapies Exceptional dining, amenities and hospitality Events and educational opportunities open to the public No entrance or community fees

Top: A group of 55 and better folks pose after a fun Pickleball tournament. Above: SilverSneakers classes concentrate on enhancing flexibility.

a special yoga class to learn gentle, effective stretching and Silversneakers Splash which is a water aerobics glass that develops strength and balance. SilverSneakers classes are open to all but with a fee for non SilverSneakers members. In addition to SilverSneakers programs, our seniors enjoy the MCRC Senior Walking Club, Pickleball, Bunco, Crochet and Knitting Circle, Euchre, and Wii Bowling. A couple of Fridays a month, MCRC offers a free Senior Guest Lecture Series that offers presentations on current topics followed by a free luncheon provided by local assisted living groups. Medina Community Recreation Center senior programs are organized by Sue Becks who can be reached at sbecks@ medinaoh.org or 330-721-6934.

For more information, call us at (877) 881-1623! The Trusted Partner to Help People Age Respectfully

4931 Nettleton Rd., Medina, OH 44256 www.wrmcohio.org

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Bunco group meets the first Tuesday of every month.


Homes & Real Estate

Preserving the Past... Forging the Future Medina, Ohio, a charming city located about 30 minutes from downtown Cleveland, is one of the older communities in Greater Cleveland and the Medina County seat. The historic square is like taking a step back in time and although the city has not stood still, there is a special feeling here that attracts tourists and new residents. Medina covers 11.6 square miles and has a population of nearly 27,000. The growth in Medina has been tremendous in the past few years as many people from the busy, hectic, neighboring Cuyahoga County have moved here for some of the serenity and beauty offered. Medina takes great pride in the

downtown restoration of its historic Victorian-era buildings that now host quaint shops and popular restaurants. Central to this historic district is the Medina Public Square offering the charm and feel of a New England village green and serving as the site of summer band concerts, festivals and art shows. In addition to the uptown commercial district, the city features several additional attractive shopping venues. Medina is ranked high due to its low crime rate, excellent schools, affordable housing, general low cost of living (ranging 12-20% below the national average), and a tremendous local and regional health care system.

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This turn-of-the-century setting should not be deceiving as the City of Medina is home to a progressive government which has expanded municipal services to match growth and provide for the future. Regionally, our residents are minutes away from professional sporting events, some of the finest museums in the country, a great theatre district, the world-renown Cleveland Orchestra, and the 3rd most visited national park system in the U.S. Changing demographics and household preferences are moving away from traditional homeownership. This is creating opportunities for a wider set of housing options. The single family market continues to remain a first choice but many first time buyers are diving into the market too.

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Single family rentals continue to develop as some households need the lower cost of entry and flexibility, and Medina has numerous attractive choices. Medina’s housing market is currently experiencing demand both from affluent aging baby boomers who are looking for homes where they can age in place and the younger millennials are also finding affordable options in what could be one of the next “18 Hour Cities”. Medina has had an average of 317 homes on the market in any specific month. In July, 118 homes went under contract; September was the 2nd highest sales month with 113 homes pended, showing that there is always a nice selection to choose from. The average sales price hovers just below $200,000 but there is a sizeable high end market in existing and new construction that should not be missed. With interest rates still at historic lows and the long term benefits of owning a home, now is the perfect time to make that move whether within Medina or from another area. Come see why Ohioans and the rest of the nation are discovering why businesses and residents alike call Medina home.........for life! If you are considering buying or selling at this time, please consult a REALTOR® - a member of the Medina County Board of Realtors.

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Karen Thompson VP, Sales Manager Howard Hanna Medina Office 3565 Medina Road • 330-725-4137


Thank You Medina for making Howard Hanna #1 in SOLDS!

Karen Thompson 330-697-8372 Sales Manager

Kathy McCormick 330-662-0029 Finance Manager

Laura Dodds 330-725-4137 Admin

Mary Lewis 330-725-4137 Admin

Kristina Bailey 440-570-6538

Kim Baker 330-416-1571

Michael Barrington 330-416-3751

Michael Bomboris 330-421-2165

Jaime Cindia 330-431-3595

Ellen Cooper 330-635-1780

Tyler Daso 330-715-7261

Karen Donovan 330-421-1780

Deena Doran 330-328-6964

Stefania Duffy 330-636-1147

Linda Febus 216-440-1085

Jay Frazer 330-421-6196

Barbara Gabel 330-241-1974

Ben Gommel 330-242-2019

Janet Gommel 330-242-2020

David Gray 216-390-3670

Carol Harrington 330-321-1510

Jill Renee’ Hill 330-310-5781

Amy Hoes 330-416-1597

Jody Hutkay 330-304-7817

Bill & Judy Kalfas 330-416-8140

Elaine Kress 330-571-2986

Judy Liwosz-Johnston 330-242-1594

Jean Mannarino 330-391-0262

LuAnn & Bert McDaniels 330-416-4494

Joyce Melzer Laura Siliko 330-461-0978

Bo Miller 330-461-0276

Anthony Mills 330-697-6279

Ken Mills 330-472-1615

Loretta Moucha 330-802-6722

Irina Olesevitch 814-450-8103

Jamie Powers 330-805-5197

MacKensey Powers 330-329-5809

Nicole Gina Tracy Schmalz Simanella-Mahjoubian Soika 330-590-3372 216-346-4527 330-461-4848

Linda Stalvey 330-697-2449

John Stevens 330-421-1319

Christine Syvuk 330-888-3334

Jenna Talbert 330-635-7108

Lori Wallace 330-350-1588

Jennifer Waters 330-283-0873

HowardHanna.com

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Main Street Medina

Shop, dine, have a great time! An ever increasing mantra

for visitors to Medina’s Historic District. As “buying local” has increased in popularity and economic importance, Medina’s iconic Public Square has become a must visit destination for residents and tourists. Featuring independently owned restaurants, over 40 boutique shops, unique

merchants and one-of-a-kind attractions nestled in a majestic setting of authentic Americana, teaming with nostalgia. Main Street Medina, a non-profit, member supported, award winning organization, in partnership with the City of Medina, is leading the effort for preservation, economic sustainability and continued evolution of the Historic District as the heart of the community. Main Street Medina is charged with promoting the nine-block Historic District as a vibrant place to live, work and play; Managing the region’s premier Farmers Market; and Producing a number of annual signature events including, but not limited to International Fest, Pizza Palozza, Medina Beer & Wine Festival, Ladies Night Out, Kids Day of Safety & Play and Candlelight Walk – Northeast, Ohio’s official kickoff to the holiday season. Executive Director, Jeremy Levine recently took over for longtime steward Matt Wiederhold, who led Main Street Medina from inception through its first eight years of existence. Levine brings an impressive

Medina’s iconic gazebo all dressed up for the holidays; one of the many booths at the Fall Harvest Festival.

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track record of event production, public relations and place making experience to Medina. Having already had direct supervision in excess of ninety major civic productions, renowned festivals, consumer events, live concerts, conventions and the largest trade shows ever held in State of Ohio.

Jeremy Levine, Executive Director

Visit www.mainstreetmedina.com for more information.

The Grand Opening of the local Polish Pottery store; Kids Day of Safety & Play; the historic Medina Town Hall and Engine House Museum; one of the many Farmer’s Market vendors; mounted police greet residents at Kid’s Day of Safety and Play (below left.)

Polish Pottery

Table • Kitchen • Home 100 Public Square Medina, Ohio 44256

330.952.1031 25907 Detroit Road Westlake, Ohio 44145

440.899.7646 www.medinaoh.org

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Fill your space with originality. Customized designs. Novelty gifts. Modern dĂŠcor. 236 South Court St. Medina, OH 330.835.8591

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www.fabricobsession.com 142 North Court St. (1 block north of the Square)

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Parks & Recreation

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 www.medinarec.org Director — Mike Wright

Field House

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

Medina Community Recreation Center

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

The Medina Rec Center offers a variety of aerobic classes for all skill levels (left). The Leisure Pool at the Medina Rec Center is a great place for families to connect (below).

• 24,056 square feet, newly resurfaced, 4 courts for basketball, volleyball, and other activities

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.

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Pictured from left to right: – Reagan Park Baseball Field #4 – Fred Greenwood Park Splashpad – Fred Greenwood Park Pavilion – Jaycee Park Playground

N I The City of Medina Parks Department, 785 E. Washington Street. For parks information and pavilion rentals please call 330-721-6950.

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

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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

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Champion Creek Trail for Walking/Biking/ Jogging, Disc Golf Course, Natural Area www.medinaoh.org

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

Community Information

OFFICIALS Mayor Dennis Hanwell 330-722-9020

City Council Council President John M. Coyne III 330-723-9998 jcoyne@medinaoh.org Ward 1 Brian D. Hilberg 330-416-1692 bhilberg@medinaoh.org Ward 2 Dennie Simpson 330-725-3302 dsimpson@medinaoh.org Ward 3 Mark E. Kolesar 330-725-6993 mkolesar@medinaoh.org Ward 4 Jim Shields 330-722-8402 jshields@medinaoh.org At- Large Paul Rose Sr. 330-723-3459 prose@medinaoh.org At-Large Bill Lamb 330-725-6075 blamb@medinaoh.org

Important Phone Numbers

Clerk of Council Kathy Patton 330-722-9040 kpatton@medinaoh.org

EMERGENCY 911

CITY BUILDINGS

CITY DEPARTMENTS

Medina Police (non-emergency) 330-725-7777

City Hall 132 North Elmwood Ave. 330-725-8861

Office of the Mayor Administrative Office Manager Dawn Conwill 330-722-9020 dconwill@medinaoh.org

Medina Fire (non - emergency) 330-725-1772 Life Support Team (EMS) 911 Medina County Sheriff 330-725-0028 Medina County PublicTransit 330-723-9670

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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

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Building Department Dan Gladish 330-722-9030 dgladish@medinaoh.org Cemetery Department City of Medina Sexton James Hjort 330-722-9056


Engineering Department City Engineer Patrick Patton 330-722-9034 ppatton@medinaoh.org Economic Development Economic Development Director Kimberly Marshall 330-764-3319 kmarshall@medinaoh.org Finance Department Finance Director Keith Dirham 330-722-9051 kdirham@medinaoh.org Fire Department Chief Bob Painter 330-725-1772 (non-emergency) bpainter@medinaoh.org Law Department Law Director Greg Huber Administrative Assistant Kim Walter 330-722-9070 kwalter@medinaoh.org Parks Department Director Jansen Wehrley 855 Weymouth Rd. 330-721-6950 jwehrley@medinaoh.org  Continued on page 46

Be Prepared! Personal safety is a growing concern these days.

Most people don’t want to think about an assault happening to them or someone they love but unfortunately for some it is a reality. Crime has become more prevalent than ever before. It is no longer confined to major urban areas. Suburban communities and rural areas are experiencing an increase in crime making acquiring the skills to defend oneself a must. Most martial arts experts believe that repetition is essential and that participating in a one or two hour self-defense class one time is not sufficient to prepare you for real life confrontations. It may give participants a foundation but it may also lead to a false sense of security.

Providing participants with a plan of action and preparedness in addition to self-defense techniques is crucial. Training that helps develop street awareness and prevention tactics as well as concepts and methods necessary to effectively fight back in real life situations help to empower participants and help them take control of their personal safety.

Combat CFMA, Center of Functional Martial Arts in Medina has partnered with the Medina Police Department to provide a 6-week selfdefense training course specific to women. For more information contact Sifu Kamille Louis at Combat CFMA, 216-410-7475 or visit www.CombatCFMA.com

Improve your Quality of Life at the Library Medina County District Library

has what you need, and a lot more for you to discover! Visit www.mcdl.info/download for free ebook, music, magazine and movie downloads.Need help getting started? Bring your mobile device to a library help desk and we’ll introduce you to our digital collection.

County. From book delivery to homebound seniors to educating parents about early literacy, MCDL’s reach is far beyond library buildings.

Amidst all the technology MCDL maintains a focus on books. We help you find the best stories, popular book club titles and entertainment through reading. With books come author events for all ages. From children’s stage shows to teen writing workshops and author luncheons, we get you up close with interesting and inspiring authors. For your next night out go to www.mcdl.info/authors! We also offer free meeting room use, passport photos and applications, even laptop computers and chargers to keep you on task. Library staff works diligently to improve the quality of life in Medina www.medinaoh.org

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Planning & Zoning Community Development Director Jonathan Mendel 330-722-9023 jmendel@medinaoh.org Police Department Chief Patrick J. Berarducci 330-725-7777 (non-emergency) pberarducci@medinaoh.org Recreation Center MCRC Director Michael Wright 330-721-6850 mwright@mcrc.medinaoh.org Service Department Service Director Nino Piccoli 330-722-9082 npiccoli@medinaoh.org

Performers at the annual International Fest.

Sanitation Department (Trash) Sharon Garrison 330-722-9026 Water Department Carolyn Orban 330-722-9081

UTILITIES Armstrong Cable Service 877-277-5711

Rolling for a Cause A group of

Vietnam Veterans met to discuss their personal concerns about the POW/MIAs in the fall of 1987. They demonstrated on Memorial Day in 1988 in Washington D.C., where 5,000 showed up to let our government know that POW/ MIA’s had not been forgotten. This past Memorial Day 2016, there were over a million motorcycles in DC over Memorial Day weekend. Rolling Thunder, Inc.’s major function is to publicize the POW/ MIA issue; to educate the public that many American prisoners of war were left behind after all past wars; to help correct the past and to protect future veterans from being left behind should they become Prisoners of War/Missing in Action. We are committed to helping American veterans from all wars. Rolling Thunder, Inc. is a non-profit organization where everyone donates his or her time. Rolling Thunder, Inc has advocated and/ or co-authored legislation to improve the PQW/MIA issue, veterans’ benefits, and concerns. To be a member of Rolling Thunder, Inc. you do not need to be a veteran or to ride a motorcycle. You just need to believe in the issue of POW/MIAs. Becky Blackmore, Pres. Rolling Thunder, Inc. Ohio Chapter 8 330-723-0116 rollingthunderoh8.com

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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 (Internet/Phone/TV) 330-764-7380


IMPORTANT NUMBERS

Like Us, Review Us, or Follow Us

American Red Cross 330-535-6131

on Facebook or Google to

SAVE 20%

Bureau of Motor Vehicles 972 N. Court St. 330-725-4635

off any one regular priced item (Limit one coupon, per person)

Main Street Medina 39 Public Square, Ste. 305 330-722-6186 www.shopjkgifts.com

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

GIFT SHOP

Greater Medina Chamber of Commerce 5000 Foote Rd., #202 330-723-8773 www.medinaohchamber.com

207 S Court St Medina, OH 44256 Phone (330) 725-7623

Samaritan Care Center

U.S. Post Office 303 North Court St. 330-722-6511

• Spacious Private Rooms • Physical, Occupational & Speech Therapy

Medina County Convention & Visitors Bureau 32 Public Square 330-722-5502

• Short Term Rehab • Wound Care & Pain Management • Assisted Living

Nikki Emmons-Admissions TOWNSHIP PHONE NUMBERS WITHIN ZIP CODE 44256 For information regarding community services outside of the City of Medina: Police & Fire Emergency Dial 911 Granger Township 3717 Ridge Rd. 330-239-3611 Lafayette Township 6776 Wedgewood Rd. 330-725-6515 Medina Township 3799 Huffman Rd. 330-725-5713

Medina County District Library’s display at the Kids Day of Safety and Play.

330-725-4123

806 E. Washington St. l Medina, OH 44256

Under New Management

Montville Township 6665 Wadsworth Rd. 330-725-8313 York Township 6609 Norwalk Rd. 330-722-0185

SCHOOLS MEDINA CITY SCHOOL DISTRICT 739 Weymouth Rd. 330-725-8831 www.medinabees.org  Continued on page 48

When you shop

and donate to Goodwill, you are helping 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 Program where participants assist in daily operations with guidance from a case manager and mentor. When you shop at Goodwill, 88 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.

When you shop and donate to Goodwill, you are helping people 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. www.goodwillakron.org

Medina 2 X 2.375” ad www.medinaoh.org

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

Community Information  Continued from previous page

Superintendent Aaron Sable 330-636-3010 sablea@medinabees.org SCHOOLS Pre-School, K-5 Eliza Northrop Elementary 950 E. Reagan Pkwy. 330-636-4600

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 Ralph E. Waite Elementary 4765 Cobblestone Park Dr. 330-636-4500 Sidney Fenn Elementary 320 N. Spring Grove St. 330-636-4100

Medina County Career Center 1101 W. Liberty St. 330-725-8461 Medina County University Center The University of Akron 6300 Technology Lane 330-721-2210 www.uakron.edu/mcuc/ Highland Local School District 3880 Ridge Rd Medina, OH 44256-7920 330-239-1901, 330-686-1901, 330-278-2727 www.highlandschools.org Cloverleaf Local School District 8525 Friendsville Rd Lodi, OH 44254 330-948-2500 www.cloverleaflocal.org Buckeye Local Schools 3044 Columbia Rd. Medina, Ohio 44256 330-722-8257 www.buckeye.k12.oh.us

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

PRIVATE SCHOOLS

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

Medina Christian Academy 3646 Medina Rd. 330-725-3227  Continued on page 50

Sweet Kiddles, one of the many participants at the Kids Day of Safety and Play.

The Rally in the Alley The Rally in

the Alley, presented by Main Street Cafe, is an outdoor concert that runs every Friday night beginning the first Friday after Memorial Day weekend and ending in September, with a huge blow out during Labor Day Weekend. This weekly summer event benefits a different Medina County charity each week and has become an institution in Medina. There is plenty of beer, wine, spirits and food to last the entire evening and the entertainment compares to no other. Come out and enjoy some great food and drink and support a wonderful evening of music.

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If you haven’t experienced a Rally in the Alley…Join us this year! For more information, visit www.themainstreetcafe.com.


A day of celebration on the Square. Medina Middle school children and their families celebrate the last day of school in style! Local businesses and municipalities supplied popsicles, nail painting, crafts and other general activities on this day of fun.

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Notre Dame College 216-381-1680 www.notredamecollege.edu

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Oberlin College 440-775-8121 www.oberlin.edu

St. Hilary School 645 Moorfield Rd., Fairlawn 330-867-8720

Lakeland Community College 440-525-7000 www.lakelandcc.edu Lorain County Community College 440-365-5222 www.lorainccc.edu

Kent State University 330-672-3000 www.kent.edu University of Akron 330-972-7111 www.uakron.edu

Community Colleges Cuyahoga Community College 216-987-5000 www.tri-c.edu

Golf Courses

Private Universities

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

Baldwin Wallace University 440-826-2900 www.bw.edu

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

Case Western Reserve University 216-368-2000 www.case.edu

Cherokee Hills Golf Course 5740 Center Rd., Valley City 330-225-6122

Hiram College 330-569-3211 www.hiram.edu

Chippewa Golf Club 12147 Shank Rd., Doylestown 330-658-6126

John Carroll University 216-397-1886 www.jcu.edu

Cossett Creek Golf Club 4900 Center Rd., Brunswick 330-225-7370

Lake Erie College 440-352-3361 www.lec.edu

Deerpass Golf Course 5886 Greenwich Rd., Seville 330-769-9955

Public Universities Cleveland State University 216-687-2000 www.csuohio.edu

Ursuline College 440-449-4200 www.ursuline.edu

Alzheimer’s Association Greater East Ohio Area Chapter The Alzheimer’s Association is the leading voluntary health

organization in Alzheimer’s care, support and research. Currently, more than 5 million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s disease, and over 15 million are serving as caregivers. One in three seniors die with Alzheimer’s or another dementia, and it is the sixth leading cause of death in the United States. Currently, there is no cure. The Alzheimer’s Association works to address the global Alzheimer’s epidemic by providing education and support to millions who face dementia every day, while advancing critical research toward methods of treatment, prevention, and ultimately, a cure. The Alzheimer’s Association Greater East Ohio Area Chapter offers programs and support to individuals and their families across 17 counties, including more than 3,400 people in Medina County living with the disease. The chapter facilitates 30 monthly caregiver support groups, a variety of public education programs, as well as clinical trial matching and advocacy for policies concerning Alzheimer’s, and the Walk to End Alzheimer’s® in the fall. Our vision is a world without Alzheimer’s, and there are many ways to get involved and show your support. Visit alz.org/akroncantonyoungstown or call 800-272-3900. Our vision is a world without Alzheimer’s.

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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 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

Spring Grove Cemetery

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

Skyland Golf Course 2085 Center Rd., Hinckley 330-225-5698

Rawiga Country Club 10353 Rawiga Rd., Seville 330-336-8809

Spruce Tree Golf Course 5848 Cleveland Rd., Wooster 330-345-8010

Ridge Top Golf Course 7441 Tower Rd., Medina 800-679-9839

Valleaire Golf Club 6969 Boston Rd., Hinckley 440-237-9191

Rustic Hills Country Club 5399 River Styx Rd., Medina 330-725-4281

Westfield Group Country Club 6500 Greenwich Rd., Westfield Center 330-887-0391

Shale Creek Golf Club 5420 Wolff Rd., Medina 330-723-8774

Weymouth Country Club 3946 Weymouth Rd., Medina 330-725-6297

Sharon Golf Club 6261 Ridge Rd., Sharon Center 330-239-2383

Being Remembered... Every day we

meet people who are touching lives in positive ways. They listen with compassion and care and offer small acts of kindness. They hold a hand and bring comfort and peace to a troubled mind. They give love and unconditional acceptance to those they meet. You might think that this sounds like a volunteer caregiver and you would be correct. These are ordinary people. You see them every day on the street, at work, in

the store, or at one of our amazing volunteer events. They put the comfort of others above their own and never think about getting anything in return. These people aren’t perfect. They have bad days, too. And at times like these, they are most in need of an act of kindness, a hand to hold, a compassionate and caring friend who can bring light into a dark and dreary day. Will I be remembered? I know I won’t be remembered because I invented something or did something that changed the world. I hope that I will be remembered because I have touched the lives of others by bringing some happiness or kindness to them. Small acts make the greatest impact. Perhaps that’s the

best way for any of us to be remembered. Faith in Action Medina County Caregivers is a not-for-profit network of community and faith-based volunteers nurturing independence, dignity and quality of life in a spirit of trust and accountability. For more information, visit www. fiamedina.org. Deborah Poland Executive Director, Faith in Action Medina County Caregivers www.fiamedina.org www.medinaoh.org

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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. A Cupcake a Day 115 W. Liberty St. 330-389-1247 Alexandris 2835 Medina Rd. 330-722-4139 Amuse Bistro 108 Public Square 330-722-6519

Dunkin Donuts/Baskin Robbins 2739 Medina Rd. 330-721-8271

Chipotle Mexican Grill 899 N. Court St. 330-725-2303

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

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

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

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

Eli’s Kitchen 115 Public Sq. 330-722-0511 *Fiesta Jalapenos 4136 Pearl Rd. 330-723-9896

Arby’s 1022 N. Court St. 330-722-1116 5081 Eastpointe Dr. 330-725-5464 Asian Grill 1164 N.Court St. 330-764-3332

*Geppetto’s Pizza & Ribs 1038 N. Court St. 330-723-4100 *Corkscrew Saloon 811 W. Liberty St. 330-725-0220 www.thecorkscrewsaloon.com

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

Courthouse Pizzeria 2 Public Square 330-952-1743

Bob Evans 4904 Grande Blvd. 330-721-1348

Dairy Queen 133 Northland Dr. 330-722-0514

3049 Medina Rd. 330-725-3343

2895 Medina Rd. 330-723-2252

Brown Derby 5051 Eastpointe Dr. 330-725-3343

Dan’s Dogs 111 W. Liberty St. 330-723-3647 Dave’s Cosmic Subs 1176 N.Court St. 330-721-8675

Antonio's Pizza 3825 Pearl Rd. 330-725-1111 www.antoniospizza.net Applebee’s 4115 Pearl Rd. 330-723-2311

Cabanna Café 919 Court St. 330-721-1801

*Buffalo Wild Wings 5050 Eastpointe Dr. 330-764-9464 www.buffalowildwings.com

Denny’s 3105 Medina Rd. 330-722-1600 *Dickey’s BBQ Pit 960 N. Court St. 330-701-7828

Bunker’s Grill 3060 Pearl Rd. 330-725-1400

Dominic’s Italian Restaurant 221 S. Jefferson St. 330-723-3667

Burger King 971 N. Court St. 330-722-1646

Don Tequila Mexican Restaurant 1158 N. Court St. 330-723-7917

2828 Medina Rd. 330-722-6040

Dan’s Dogs, Hotdog Eatery & 50’s Style Diner

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Dragon Buffet 1201 N. Court St. 330-725-6155

Gionino’s Pizza 203 Lafayette Rd. 330-722-2727 Granite Grill at Shale Creek 5420 Wolff Rd. 330-723-8774 Guy’s Pizza Co. 800 Lafayette Rd. 330-723-7600 H2 Wine Bar 221 S. Court St. 330-815-4959 Happy Garden 3725 Medina Rd., #103 330-725-7099 Honey Bee Bakery 23 Public Square 330-725-0912 Hop Hing Chinese Restaurant 891 N. Court St. 330-722-6135 *House of Hunan 18 Public Square 330-722-1899 Jimmy John’s 240 N. Court St. 330-721-7700

Johnny J's Pub & Grille 925 N. Court St. 330-721-0082 johnnyjspub.com/medina


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 Lagerheads BBQ Smokehouse 2832 Abbeyville Rd. 330-725-1947 Little Caesars 1174 N. Court St. 330-723-2012 Longhorn Steakhouse 4907 Grande Blvd. 330-721-4585 Main Street Café 17 Public Square 330-722-2729 Marco’s 244 N. Court St. 330-725-5300 *Marie’s Café 117 Public Sq. 330-725-3322 Master Pizza 2736 Medina Rd. 330-723-9700 McDonald’s 1069 N. Court St. 330-772-8601 5681 River Styx Rd. 330-723-3197 3160 Medina Rd. 330-723-4880 5867 Wooster Pike Rd. 330-723-6096 Michelle’s Place 144 N. Court St. 330-722-7198

*Miss Molly’s Tea Room 140 W. Washington St. #6 330-725-6830 www.missmollys.net

Mr. Hero 1029 N. Court St. 330-722-4376 On Tap 2736 Medina Rd. 330-725-1972 *Panera Bread 4065 Pearl Rd. 330-721-4728 Papa John’s Pizza 500 S. Court St. 330-725-7575

Just a few of the delicious offerings from Chef Ryan Marino at the Corkscrew Saloon (opposite page and above left); Something’s Popping on Public Square (above).

*Rustic Hills Country Club 5399 River Styx Rd. 330-725-4281

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

*Santosuosso’s Pizza, Pasta & Vino 3725 Medina Rd. 330-764-9888

Teresa’s Pizza 3587 Medina Rd. 330-721-8884 Thyme2 113 W. Smith Rd. 330-764-4114

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

Timber Lodge 2809 Pearl Rd. 330-725-6288

Pizza Hut 1008 N. Court St. 330-723-7233 3131 Medina Rd. 330-722-9009 P.J. Marley's 119 Public Square 330-722-6328 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

Tokyo Hibachi & Sushi 1132 N. Court St. 330-952-2818 Something’s Popping 47 Public Square 330-722-3088

Tres Potrillos 3571 Medina Rd. 330-723-5600

Spoke’s Café 406 South Broadway 330-725-1298

Twiisted 985 Boardman Alley 330-661-0606

Subway 986 N. Court St. 330-722-7827

Waffle House 3190 Medina Rd. 330-7725-1538

4141 Pearl Rd. 330-722-2744

Wendy’s 993 N. Court St. 330-722-7600

3725 Medina Rd. 330-722-5575

Romeo's Pizza 1100 N. Court St. 330-723-6111

740 Liberty St. 330-722-8007

3995 Medina Rd. 330-952-1493

1033 S. Court St. 330-722-3861

Ruby Tuesday 1001 N. Court St. 330-723-6206

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

3067 Medina Rd. 330-722-8422 *Weymouth Country Club 3946 Weymouth Rd. 330-498-3540 *Yours Truly 3725 Medina Rd. 330-722-5800 Zeppe’s Pizzeria 3705 Medina Rd. 330-722-3700

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Dentists/Endodontics/Oral Surgery Visage Surgical Institute................................ p 23 www.visagefacemd.com

Educational Concepts Bricks 4 Kidz.............................................. p 13, 28 www.bricks4kidz.com/medina

Electric & Natural Gas Advisory Services Community Energy Advisors.......................... p 27 www.ceateam.com

Eye Care

Advertiser Index Art Gallery & Studio Sparrow Art Gallery & Studio........................ p 41 www.sparrowartgallery.com

Attractions Castle Noel...................................................... p 40 www.castlenoel.com

Auto Body Repair Schade’s Auto Body & Frame..................... p 6, 30 www.schadesautobody.com

PSE Credit Union, Inc.................................. p 7, 30 www.psecreditunion.org

Candles/Gifts Root Candles................................................... p 41 www.rootcandles.com

Chamber of Commerce Greater Medina Chamber of Commerce............................................ p 11, 56 www.medinaohchamber.com

Colleges & Universities

Auto Dealership Medina Auto Mall...................................... p 3, 28 www.medinaautomall.net

Bakery/Cupcakes A Cupcake a Day............................................ p 40 www.acupcakeaday.com

Banks & Credit Unions Farmers National Bank................................... p 12 www.farmersbankgroup.com

Cuyahoga Community College.......... p 14, 15, 28 www.tri-c.edu Medina County University Center.............................. Inside front cover, 16, 29 www.uakron.edu/mcuc

Dentists South Court Dental Medicine........................ p 21 www.southcourtdental.com

CONNECTIONS!

Ohio Eye Care Consultants...................... p 29, 32 www.ohioeyecareconsultants.com

Fabric & Quilting Fabric Obsession............................................. p 41 www.fabricobsession.com

Facial, Cosmetic & Implant Surgery Visage Surgical Institute................................ p 23 www.visagefacemd.com

Goodwill Industries of Akron Goodwill Industries of Akron........................ p 47 www.goodwillakron.org

Gift Shop JK Gift Shop.................................................... p 47 www.shopjkgifts.com

Hair Salons & Spa Services Salon Evangelene........................................... p 20 www.salonevangelene.com VCS Salon/Skin Care Solutions....................... p 24 www.vcssalon.com

Health & Wellness/Massage Nature’s Touch Wellness Center.............. p 29, 31 www.NTWellnessCenter.com

Heating, Cooling & Plumbing Kasidonis Heating and Cooling..................... p 26 www.kasidonisheatingandcooling.com

Internet-High Speed/Phone/TV Frontier Communications................................ p 6 business.frontier.com/speed

Home Decor Antiquation.................................................... p 40

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Hospitals/Medical Facilities Akron Children’s Hospital........................ p 32, 33 www.akronchildrens.org


Summa Health Center............p 30, 31, Back cover www.summahealth.org

Hotels Holiday Inn Express & Suites....... Inside back cover www.hiexpress.com/medinaoh

Insurance Homestead Insurance................................. p 8, 28 www.homesteadins.com Hunter Insurance............................................ p 12 www.hunterins.com Wichert Insurance.......................................... p 40 www.wichert.com

Interior Design Services New Creation Interiors............................. p 27, 35 www.newcreationinteriors.net The Interior Design Studio............................. p 25 www.interiordesignstudiooh.com

Jewelers LaPlaca Jewelers............................................. p 40 www.laplacajewelers.com Medina Gem Co.............................................. p 39 www.medinagemco.com

Library

Photography

SPECIALTY BOUTIQUE/WOMEN

Glen Rutherford Photography...................... p 49 www.glenrutherfordphotography.com

Elegant Essentials............................................. p 9 www.elegantessentialsonline.com

Popcorn Shop/Gifts

Toy Store

Something’s Popping..................................... p 41 www.somethingspopping.net

Medina Funtastic Toyz................................... p 41 www.funtastictoyz.com

Pottery-Polish

Veterans Services

Polish Pottery.................................................. p 39

Medina County Veterans Service Office......... p 7 www.medinacountyveterans.org

Printing/Marketing/Graphic Design Minuteman Press........................................... p 41 www.medina.minutemanpress.com

Real Estate/Realtors Howard Hanna................................... p 35, 36, 37 www.howardhanna.com/medina Sam Livingston-Keller Williams GCW EZ Sales Team.................................. p 30, 36 www.ezsalesteam.com

Restaurants Corkscrew Saloon........................................... p 40 www.thecorkscrewsaloon.com Dan’s Dogs...................................................... p 40 www.eatdansdogs.com

Medina County District Library..................... p 45 www.mcdl.info

Miss Molly’s Tea Room, Gift Shop & Boutique...................................................... p 41 www.missmollys.net

Martial Arts/Self Defense

Restaurants-Pizza

Combat CFMA................................................ p 41 www.combatcfma.com

Antonio’s Pizza................................................. p 1 www.antoniospizza.net

Mortgage Loan Services

Roofing/Siding/Windows/Gutters

Crossroads Home Loans................................. p 19 www.crossroadsloans.com

Perfect Home Restoration............................. p 22 www.perfecthomerestoration.com

Moving & Storage

Schools/Private

Armbruster Moving & Storage...................... p 40 www.armbrustermoving.com

Medina Christian Academy............................ p 14 www.mcaschool.net

Orthodontists

St. Hilary School.............................................. p 14 www.st-hilaryschool.org

Mellion Orthodontics..................................... p 26 www.mellionortho.com Pfister Orthodontics....................................... p 18 www.pfisterorthodontics.com

Orthotics/Prosthetics O & P Services........................................... p 29, 32 www.oandpservices.com

Pet Food Manufacturer Bil-Jac................................................................ p 8 www.bil-jac.com

Screen Printing/Embroidery/ Graphic Design Icandi Graphics............................................... p 47 www.icandigraphics.com

Senior Services Samaritan Care Center................................... p 47 Western Reserve Masonic Community.......... p 34 www.wrmcohio.org Willowood Care Center.............. Inside back cover www.willowoodcare.com

Volunteer Caregiving Organization Faith in Action Medina County Caregivers... p 51 www.fiamedina.org


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