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North Royalton Honoring our Past Proud of our Present Poised for our Future • North Royalton has the 6th lowest property tax rate of all cities in Cuyahoga County. • Our City has one of the highest credit ratings from Moody’s Investor Services, which lowers costs on City projects. • Improved infrastructure through $1.4 mil investment in road improvements in 2017. • North Royalton’s 4.6 mil Wastewater Capital Improvement Project will provide the lowest cost for complete sanitary sewer service of the 7 surrounding cities in Cuyahoga County. • City Green Project provides a new pavilion, restrooms and charging stations.

• Creation of the Chippewa Creek Headwater Park located behind the Library and YMCA through a grant from the Ohio Department of Natural Resources. • Economic development plan to help businesses thrive. • Tax incentives that encourage job growth & creation. • Access to low interest loans and grants to promote expansion and investment. • Convenient access to three major highways for transport of goods and services. • Excellent city, schools and safety services.

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e to m o c l e W North Royalton! The City of North Royalton is a convenient suburb boasting a country atmosphere and big city amenities. We have a great school system to provide your children with an excellent education, a wide range of housing to call home, parks and outdoor space to relax in, a place to grow your business, and community members that make you proud to call neighbors. All this and more make North Royalton a desirable community to live, work, and play. This year, we will proudly celebrate our 200th anniversary. We have come a long way since early settler Knight Sprague had the township named after his native town in Royalton, Vermont. We will celebrate this momentous occasion with our community traditions, including the Community Festival, which was once called the Farmers’ Picnic, an Olde Timers Banquet, and Pet Carnival. We will host new events, including a community sidewalk sale, Bicentennial Ball, and a family picnic at Memorial Park. Stop by our City Green and take in the view, which is like no other city in Northeast Ohio. This year, an entertainment pavilion will be built on

the property. Guests will enjoy a lower pavilion with a fireplace, charging stations, and new restrooms. The upper level will give guests a panoramic view of the City. We’ve embraced our natural beauty by creating the Chippewa Creek Headwater Park, located in the backyard of the North Royalton Family YMCA and the North Royalton Public Library. Visitors can enjoy this wetlands park and walk its elevated trail, enjoy a wildlife viewing area, and learn from the interpretative stations about nature. The welcoming City Hall building, located at 14600 State Road, is situated near Memorial Park, which offers something for all ages to enjoy including a playground, pond, two pavilions, tennis courts, a skate park, basketball courts, and much more! Aukerman Park and picnic area, located at York Road and Valley Parkway, is a friendly place where pets and their owners can appreciate the outdoors. The park ties into the Emerald Necklace All-Purpose Trail, connecting North Royalton to Brecksville, thus making it a 32-mile continuous trail

from the Rocky River Reservation to the Cuyahoga Valley National Park. Anticipated completion of the allpurpose trail is fall 2018. The business-friendly Economic/ Community Development Department assists prospective and existing businesses with offers of amenities and incentives to locate or expand here. Listings of available commercial, industrial, and retail property are featured at This magazine, published in partnership with Image Builders Marketing, has become a tradition. The pages are filled with the many great attributes North Royalton has to offer and serves as a handy reference guide to be used throughout the year. Publishing is made possible by the generous sponsorship of local businesses. Please support them when you are in need of services. Sincerely,

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3 Welcome to North Royalton!

6 City Overview 9 City Finances 10 Business Spotlight: Transport


On the Cover: North Royalton Business & Community Leaders, see page 13. Cover Location: North Royalton’s business and community leaders gathered at the Historic Pozna Barn located on Tilby Road between Ridge and York Roads. Photographer: Andrea Bartel, Beverly David Photography.


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11 Education 13 Business & Community Leaders 18 Health & Wellness 22 Homes & Real Estate 24 Senior Living 25 Bicentennial Schedule of Events 26 Our History 27 Community Information 30 Street Map 32 Dining Guide 33 Advertiser Index


City Overview

North Royalton… Celebrating 200 Years By Sheri Stafford

Rural Roots

From a township, to a village, to a prosperous city, North Royalton has grown during the past 200 years but continues to have a small hometown feel with a strong sense of community. “North Royalton has grown into an industrial, commercial, and residential community and yet has managed in keeping its roots as a rural, farming community,” says Mayor Robert Stefanik. “These accomplishments are something to celebrate during the bicentennial.” Stefanik boasts about the city’s agricultural gems and states their services greatly contribute to living a healthier lifestyle. For example, Royalton Farms has the only working cider press in Cuyahoga County. In the fall, customers can purchase their homemade apple cider and a variety of apples. A few miles south of Royalton Farms is Purple Skies Farm, specializing in providing healthy, fresh,

and delicious food supported by organic grown farming methods. They offer on-site harvest, package-ready, or pick-your-own vegetables and fruit. More centrally located is Grace Brothers, which brings a Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program to customers. Through the program, Grace Brothers partners with regional farmers to provide customers with fresh fruits, vegetables, and other food items. Residents can join the Community Garden to plant and grow their own fresh produce. The garden is located on State Road, near City Hall. “Because of the demand for garden space, the garden will continue to grow with more plots in 2019, through a partnership with the Eagle Scouts,” added Stefanik.

Unique family-owned restaurants “Another asset for North Royalton is its many family-owned restaurants,” said Stefanik. “Chain restaurants are

North Royalton Community Garden; Aukerman Park features an on-leash dog agility course.


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Edgerton Barn, circa 1915

everywhere, but unique restaurants are a special attraction for a city to have.” North Royalton has many dining options. Tony Maloney’s Pub & Pizza is a locally owned restaurant with a fantastic outdoor patio. Niko’s Bar and Gyros offers Greek and American favorites. Olesia’s Place serves up American Ukrainian dishes. Mario’s is operated by a graduate from North Royalton High School. Other restaurants located throughout the city include Carrie Cerino’s Ristorante & Party Center, a well-known destination point in Northeast Ohio; Matteo’s, another Italian stop; Mastro’s The 3 Spot, home for the sports fan, serving American dishes and Loder’s Shake Shoppe, serving hot eats and cool treats.


The city also boasts the North Royalton Family YMCA and University Hospitals Parma Medical Center, which offers a stateof-the-art fitness, recreation, and health facility benefiting the entire community. Together with the Metroparks, North Royalton provides outdoor recreational

activities. Recently completed, the Chippewa Creek Headwater Park, located behind the North Royalton Public Library and YMCA, is 12 acres of natural beauty. The park includes a 480 linear foot trail, a 770 square foot shelter with educational stations sharing the importance of preserving wetlands and giving details about the plants and animals that call North Royalton home. Not only is North Royalton a welcoming place for wildlife, but pets have a special place also. Aukerman Park, located at York Road and Valley Parkway, is a space where pets and their owners can appreciate the outdoors. The park features an agility course to challenge your pet and connects to the Emerald Necklace All-Purpose Trail, a 32-mile continuous trail from the Rocky River Reservation to the Cuyahoga Valley National Park. In addition to the Metroparks, North Royalton is home to other amenities for outdoor activities. Memorial Park, off State Road, has a playground, pond, two pavilions, tennis and basketball courts, and a skate park. City parks also include Heasley Soccer Fields and York Road Recreation Baseball Fields.


With its convenient location, school system, and affordability, North Royalton is a great place to raise a family. North Royalton is centrally located with close accessibility to downtown or the east and west side of Cleveland. The North Royalton City School District supports student-centered learning and will build a new elementary school and complete a high school addition. Another incentive to living in North Royalton is the low property tax. In fact, the city has the 6th lowest property tax rate in Cuyahoga County. ‘

The City Green project at the Town Center.

10 designated life flight helicopter landing zones.

Wastewater Department

The Wastewater Department is in the final stages of construction of a new raw sewage pump station for its wastewater treatment plant. The new pump station was placed in service this February. Advantages of the project include a quieter operation, increased flow (up to 28 million gallons per day), greater redundancy, and less maintenance

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“Safety is a number one priority of the city,” states Stefanik. “To provide safety services to the community, high importance is placed on investing in the training of police officers and firefighters/paramedics.” North Royalton is part of the Southwest Emergency Dispatch Center, which handles about 85,000 calls a year. Additionally, North Royalton is part of the Southwest Enforcement Bureau, a regional S.W.A.T. team and works with Tri-C Fire Academy for training. The city also has

Advanced Level Specialists SINCE 1985

Full Service Auto Repair including: ~ Alignments ~ Transmissions ~ Air Conditioning Service ~ Exhaust ~ Oil Change, Lube & Filter ~ Brakes ~ Vehicle Inspections ~ Tires ~ Tune-up

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costs. North Royalton has one of the lowest cumulative wastewater charge per MCF (million cubic feet), compared to several surrounding communities.

Economic/Community Development

The Economic/Community Development Department assists prospective and existing businesses with offers of amenities and incentives to locate or expand in North Royalton. Royalton Corners, located at the intersection of Bennett and West 130th, will offer new retail shops, lofts, and residences. Two companies, Transport Services Inc. and Best Equipment Co. have recently invested in multi-million dollar expansion projects in the community. Transport Services, a transportation equipment provider featuring parts, services, leasing, rental, and sales, located on Rt. 82, has recently invested in an expansion project in the community. When asked about his experience working with the city, Adam Therrien, president of Transport Services stated, “Being based in North Royalton has been pivotal to our growth in Northern Ohio. The City of

North Royalton, Mayor Stefanik, Tom Jordan, and council members were instrumental in the expansion of our main campus in 2017-2018. Without the city’s help, I do not know if we would have been able to keep our headquarters here.”

community center and an outdoor pool. “There is a great demand for senior living,” said Stefanik. “Elder residents can stay close to family and continue living where they grew up.” Other senior living sites are being proposed for the future.

“Best Equipment Co., a municipal and contractor environmental equipment company, constructed a new building on a six-acre parcel located in the York Alpha Industrial Parkway making the transition from being a tenant to an owner-occupied business to better serve their clients in the Midwest,“ says Tom Jordan, economic/community development director for the city. “These are just a few examples of the importance of retaining and growing our business base. Transport Services has always been a good civic partner, and we are happy that they have remained in North Royalton. They made a very large investment in their company and are now able to offer different levels of service Tom Jordan, Economic in an expanded Development Director, City of North Royalton facility. “

City Green Project

Opening in 2019, Traditions at Royalton Place will feature four apartment buildings and 288 units for senior living. Traditions will include a

Transport Services


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Located high on a friendly hill, the City Green Project will enhance the social gatherings at the Town Center, benefiting the Harvest Festival, Community Festival, Pet Carnival, and other events. Included in the project is an iconic two-level entertainment pavilion. The lower level will be 1,100 square feet and will include a fireplace, charging stations, and modern restrooms. The upper level will be 2,240 square feet, serving as a perch to take in the beautiful view from one of the highest points in Cuyahoga County.


“North Royalton has much to celebrate, and the bicentennial is the perfect occasion to highlight the accomplishments of the past 200 years,” explains Stefanik. ““Partnerships with the Metroparks, North Royalton Public Library, Turnpike Commission, North Royalton City School District, and the YMCA have made North Royalton a desirable community. We have a great sense of hometown pride and should reminisce the past, appreciate the present, and look forward to the future.”

Best Equipment

Distribution of Municipal Expenditures 2017 16%


4% 11% 3%


Property Tax Breakdown 2017 Tax Rates (Effective 2018 Bills) Millage Percentage  Public Schools 44.44 58%  County 14.03 18%  City 6.84 9%  Cuyahoga Comm. College 4.46 6%  Cleveland Metro Parks 2.72 4%  Library 2.48 3%  Vocational School 2.00 3%  Total 76.96 100%


Security of Persons & Property $12,982,701.27 Public Health & Welfare $290,183.92 Recreation $565,779.42 Community Development $790,004.65 Basic Utility Services $1,635,884.72 Transportation $3,698,658.10 General Government $2,462,957.64 Total $22,426,169.72

Library 3% Cleveland Metro Parks 4% Cuyahoga Comm. College 6% City 9% County 18%

Expenditure Categories Security of Persons & Property: Includes the Police and Fire Departments, EMS Services, Animal Control, Dispatch and Traffic Lighting Public Health & Welfare: Includes the Office on Aging Offices and Cemetery Department Recreation: Includes Park & Recreation Departments Community Development: Includes the Building Division, Planning Commission, Board of Zoning Appeals and Community Economic Development Basic Utility Services: includes expenditures for rubbish pick up and recycling Transportation: Includes the Service Department, snow removal and road projects General Government: the general functions of the city including, but not limited to the Mayor’s Office, City Council Offices, Law Department, Finance Department, Engineering Department, etc. Vocational School 3% Public Schools 58%

Public Schools County City Cuyahoga Comm. College Cleveland Metro Parks Library Vocational School


Business Spotlight

Transport Services:

Bringing you the best in Transportation Equipment Transport Services, Inc. was established in

Cleveland in 1976 with the idea of buying, selling and repairing semi-trailers. The business was relocated several times, finally calling North Royalton home in 1990. After a few phases of construction over the years, the latest expansion was completed in late 2017. The Service, Leasing/Rental and Parts divisions were expanded and relocated within the building to incorporate separate entrances and offer customers the best experience possible. The current campus has grown to over 30 acres which includes 18 service bays and a 10,000 sq. ft. parts warehouse. Transport Services continues to focus on buying, selling, leasing, providing parts for, and repairing semi-trailers and


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other transportation equipment. They commit to being an integral part of their customers’ success by providing outstanding customer service, technological knowledge, experience, and commitment to all their transportation equipment needs. 2017 was a fantastic year for Transport. They were named one of America’s Fastest-Growing Private Companies by Inc. 5000, Aurora Parts “Dealer of the Year”, and recognized as one of Cleveland Plain Dealers “Top Workplaces”. Transport Services was also named Hyundai Translead’s official dealer for the State of Ohio. Transport Services is happy to have its headquarters located in North Royalton. The community has been supportive in their expansion and is proud to represent Northeastern Ohio as they continue to be the premier transportation equipment provider.


Photos: Courtesy of North Royalton City Schools

North Royalton City School District

Royalview Elementary students meet with Superintendent Gurka; North Royalton High School’s Homecoming King and Queen; Veterans visit with students on Veteran’s Day; (next page) Valley Vista students hard at work.

“We Inspire and Empower Learners” At North Royalton City Schools, students are the focal point

of all that we do. Academic programs are designed to build and reinforce critical thinking, communication, collaboration, and creativity. The District is ranked as one of the finest in the State of Ohio. The community takes pride in knowing the District is doing its best to prepare children for their future careers and to be outstanding contributing citizens to our society. The District serves more than 4,100 students from the cities of North Royalton and Broadview Heights. There are three elementary schools — Albion (Grades K-4), Royal View (Grades Preschool to 4), and Valley Vista (Grades K to 4), as well as North Royalton Middle School (Grades 5-8) and North Royalton High School (Grades 9 to 12). North Royalton City Schools offers education of the highest quality while at the same time maintaining fiscal responsibility to its taxpayers. The District continues to ensure that while operating with one of the lowest per pupil expenditures in the county, students receive the same quality education that the communities of North Royalton and Broadview Heights have come to expect. The District consistently receives the Auditor of State Award with

Distinction for a “clean” financial audit report. This year marks the 25th time the District received the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting by the Government Finance Officers Association. Biagio Sidoti, the District’s treasurer, was recognized as the “Best in the State of Ohio” as the 2018 Treasurer of the Year by the Ohio Association of School Business Officials. With the passage of a bond issue and a maintenance fund earmarked to maintain its buildings in May 2017, the District will build one new centralized elementary school, to be located on the 23 acres of District-owned property on the southwest corner of State Road and Valley Parkway. Funds also will be used to renovate the middle school for today’s learning environments, and renovate and rebuild the high school to focus on student-centered learning. A new 100,000-square-foot section will be built onto the rear of the high school that will contain regular classrooms, science labs, and other educational spaces. As part of the bond issue plan, there will also be permanent improvement projects completed throughout the next several years. At the middle school, this includes replacing roofing and HVAC units, redesigning the media center, updating technology infrastructure, as well as designing learning spaces for

Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) and other areas of the curriculum. At the high school, this includes renovating the 1970s and 1980s areas to include new science labs, media center, expanded space for the music department, as well as the installation of new HVAC, lighting, roofs, doors, windows, and safe and secure entrances. The full plan is available on the District website. With a solid academic base developed at the elementary and middle school levels, students are well prepared to select either a challenging college preparatory and/or a comprehensive career preparatory program when they enter the high school. North Royalton High School offers 198 courses, including 11 Advanced Placement courses and 19 Honors classes. The District provides outstanding special education and related services for students with disabilities, as well as career-based education through the Cuyahoga Valley Career Center (CVCC). The District offers every day, all day kindergarten option in addition to its traditional half-time program. Elementary schools provide students many opportunities to expand their knowledge through special interest  Continued on page 12


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“We Inspire and Empower Learners” 6579 Royalton Rd., North Royalton, OH 44133 Website: Facebook: North-Royalton-City-Schools Twitter: @RoyaltonSchools Main Information Line: 440-237-8800 Superintendent Greg Gurka: Archived Communications: Sign up for emails: For Kindergarden & New Student Registration information go to:

Strong Voices for Healthy Choices

Visit or call 440-582-7834 to receive updates or to join the coalition

clubs and leadership programs. Middle school and high school students have the opportunity to participate in a wide range of intramural and interscholastic athletics, as well as a large spectrum of clubs, leadership opportunities, and scholastic achievement organizations. Parents are encouraged to become actively involved in our schools. There is a PTA at each building. Parents and residents also serve in an advisory capacity to the administration through committees such as the Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment Committee; Business Advisory Council; Senior Citizen Advisory Council; Financial Advisory and Audit Committee; and the Community Facilities Advisory Committee. Our Band Boosters, Choir Boosters, and Athletic Boosters have raised thousands of dollars to support the athletic and music programs, as well as supporting our students every time they march out onto the field or appear on a stage. North Royalton City Schools is dedicated to providing the education students need today to prepare them for the world of tomorrow. With the help and support of our community, we look forward to creating new levels of greatness. For more information on the North Royalton City School District visit our website: and find us on Facebook and Twitter.

Gregory J. Gurka, Superintendent

Safe and Healthy Living The Partnership for a Healthy North Royalton (PHNR) is a

Community Engagement Campaigns October - Red Ribbon Week Community Scavenger Hunt, PHNR Homecoming "Bonfire" (Underage drinking awareness), Annual D.E.A. Fall Drug Take Back January - NIDA National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week

April - Annual D.E.A. Spring Drug Take Back May - Senior Class Mock Car Crash and Parents Who Host, Lose the Most Campaign Through community conversations we educate and inform our community and help reduce youth substance use.

All meetings are open to the public and held the second Tuesday of every other month at the NR Public Library

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community coalition in North Royalton and Broadview Heights, deeply rooted in the North Royalton City School District and our mission is in reducing youth substance abuse and promoting a drug-free community by empowering youth and adults to make responsible decisions. Our vision of a community united for safe and healthy living starts with community members like you who are committed to working with us for drug-free neighborhoods. This caring group is comprised of individuals who live, learn, work and worship in our communities and come together to help maintain and better our community by focusing on youth drug-prevention and good decision making at any age. This is accomplished by providing community education through resources, awareness campaigns, community conversations, and creating a culture of tolerance and acceptance. Join us at a meeting to find out how YOU can get involved. For more information, visit

North Royalton Business Community Leaders

First Row (Seated, left to right): Lisa Bargmann, Owner, Holistic Halo Salt Spa; Rose Pozna, North Royalton resident. Second Row: Maria Magnelli, North Royalton Chamber of Commerce and Royalton Recorder; Dr. Adam Hechko with Kali & River, Owner, North Royalton Animal Hospital; Amy Kuntz, Coalition Director, Partnership for a Healthy North Royalton; Peter Bergmann, President, UH Parma Medical Center; Robert Stefanik, Mayor, City of North Royalton; Sam McCartney, Administrator, Diplomat Healthcare; Joe Bocanegra Jr., MD, Southwest General Health Center; Gregory J. Gurka, Superintendent, North Royalton Schools. Third Row: Jason Dorcik, Vice President & Matt Dorcik, President, Friend-Lee Automotive; Dr. Patrick McCluskey, Owner, Timber Ridge Neck & Back Pain Clinic; Larry Antoskiewicz, Council President, City of North Royalton; Thomas Jordan, Dir.

of Community Development, City of North Royalton; Pastor John Zahrte, Royal Redeemer Lutheran Church; Chris Schaffran, Owner, York Road Auto Body; Mark H. Meacham, MD, Southwest General Health Center. Missing from Photo: Terry & Janice DeLap, Owners, The Cleaning Authority; Sheri Stafford, Community Liason, Partnership for a Healthy North Royalton; Vincent LoSchiavo, Owner, Tony Maloney’s and Antonio’s Pizza. Photo location: The historic Pozna barn on Tilby Road owned by North Royalton resident Rose Pozna. Photographer: Andrea Bartel, Beverly David Photography.


FOSTERING THE BOND BETWEEN FAMILIES AND PETS When choosing an animal hospital, you’ll notice that North Royalton Animal Hospital is different from what you may have experienced in the past. Family-owned since 1957, North Royalton Animal Hospital takes great pride in creating a warm and friendly environment where all your pet’s needs are served. They provide on-site laboratory services, digital x-rays, advanced vaccination protocols, pain and comfort care programs, and surgeries. They are also handicapped accessible and have a child friendly atmosphere. If your pet requires hospitalization, they have a separate “Comfort Room” to provide a quiet and peaceful environment for you and your family when visiting your pet. Dr. Adam Hechko serves on the board of directors for the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA). Through the American Association of Feline Practitioners, the hospital is certified a Cat Friendly Practice® Gold which is designed to elevate care for cats by reducing the stress for the cat, caregiver, and also the veterinary team. Their doctors and team also incorporate low stress handling techniques for the pets. The relationships between doctors, their patients and families are very important to Dr. Hechko and his team. They spend time discussing your pet’s health, whether for preventative care or a time of illness. While waiting, you can enjoy refreshments and homemade cookies, sit by the fireplace or watch the fish tank with independent waiting areas for dogs and cats.

There is an intensive care unit with an expansive treatment room where patients are monitored throughout the day by the highly skilled and qualified team. Revolutionary laser therapy offers a holistic approach for many common pet illnesses. For frolic and fun, the Paws at Play Resort & Daycare has over 4,000 sq. ft. of rubberized floors and outdoor turf. Canine play dates, vacations, and rejuvenation days can be scheduled in their sunny, deluxe, spa-like resort environment with pampering by their groomers. Feline pets have an independent boarding facility with scenic views of the outdoors! Bereavement meetings and a private Memorial Garden with bricks to commemorate your beloved friends is located between the hospital and the resort. Bricks can be engraved with a pet’s name and a special sentiment. Our Bereavement Group meets the 1st Thursday of every month. North Royalton Animal Hospital is an AWARD WINNING ACCREDITED PRACTICE for the United States and Canada! They were selected for outstanding achievement in Quality of Care, Teamwork, Client Service, Practice Management, Leadership, and especially for their unending Service to the Community! Pets are their passion, and keeping them healthy is their #1 priority.

Hours: M, T, TH 8am-7pm; W & F 8am-6pm; Sat 8am-3pm. North Royalton Animal Hospital is located at 9027 Ridge Rd. (across from Carrie Cerino’s) 440-237-7691 •

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York Road Automotive Service, Inc.



hen you’ve been involved in an accident, you want quick and reliable service from someone you can trust. York Road Automotive Service’s commitment is to excellence and personalized customer care. They inspect your car for all problems to make sure that everything that could be wrong is corrected properly. York Road Automotive Service employees have state-of-the-art training in collision repair and will make sure that your vehicle is handled the right way – the first time. York Road Automotive’s commitment to customers comes first, with their assurance that everything will be OK. They take the hassle and inconvenience of a stressful situation such as an accident and turn it into a positive outcome. A simple phone call to York Road Auto is all it takes! They take care of the tow, get you a rental car and handle the claim with your insurance company. And, while you wait, enjoy a visit with York Road Auto’s unofficial “therapy dog”, Zeke. He’ll keep you calm and worry-free. York Road Automotive Service recognizes that rapidly changing vehicle technology requires training to be a continuous process. As part of the I-Car Gold Class Professionals Program, their technicians

achieve a high degree of certification covering the entire collision repair process. In addition, they utilize an environmentally friendly PPG Waterborne Paint System. York Road Automotive Service is a family-operated, one-stop collision repair facility that has been serving North Royalton and its surrounding communities since 1977. They appreciate your confidence and look forward to working for you the next time your vehicle needs repair. They’ll get you back on the road quickly and safely!

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Chris Schaffran, President & General Manager

York Road Auto is located across from the Ohio E-check at 13225 York Delta Drive in North Royalton. Hours: Mon-Fri 8am–5:30pm and Sat 9am-Noon • Call 440-582-2800 or visit

Janice and Terry DeLap


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s franchise owners of the Broadview Heights office of The Cleaning Authority, Janice and Terry DeLap think that you will agree with their favorite slogan - Life is too short to clean your own home! They are confident that their numerous clients in North Royalton and surrounding communities would agree. Whether you are a busy family, retiree, road warrior or simply don’t like spending your free time cleaning your home, it’s time to let the cleaning professionals at The Cleaning Authority handle it.

The Broadview Heights Cleaning Authority participates in the TCA Cares program. Throughout the year they ask for non-perishable food donations that are collected from the homes of their clients by the cleaning crews. These donations are distributed locally to various organizations in need of food. In past years these collections have been distributed to the Greater Cleveland Food Bank, St. Augustine’s Hunger Center, Audrey’s Outreach summer school lunch program and the food pantries in North Royalton, Broadview Heights, and Strongsville.

The Cleaning Authority employs a Detail-Clean Rotation System that specifies what their Certified Professional Housecleaners will do on each clean, so you know what to expect in every room of your home. While your entire home is cleaned every visit, The Detail-Clean Rotation System is designed to additionally detail clean specific areas. When The Cleaning Authority does your housecleaning, you get the perfect combination of professional quality and personal service with a 100% satisfaction guarantee. Janice & Terry are members of the North Royalton Chamber of Commerce and support the North Royalton High School Athletic Boosters and Band Boosters. In addition, they support the Cleaning for Heroes program which provides cleaning services for military families in need.

2018 represents 12 years of cleaning homes in North Royalton and another year this office has received the “Mark of Excellence” from the Cleaning Authority franchisor for exceptional customer service! Call today at 440-877-9809 to schedule an in-home estimate and join their list of satisfied clients in North Royalton. Owners Janice and Terry DeLap

For more information, visit or call them at 440-877-9809.

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The moment you walk into Holistic Halo Salt Spa you will feel transported. The warm and welcoming vibe instantly melts your stress away. There is a vast array of natural health and wellness products and services that are safe and effective for the entire family. Halotherapy, one of the featured services, is a dry salt air therapy that mimics the effects of naturally occurring salt caves in Eastern Europe that people have been visiting hundreds of years for their healing properties. During a session, a Halogenerator crushes medical grade salt into micro-ground particles and infuses the air. Those particles get deep into the nasal cavity, airway, lungs and land on the skin. Salt

exposure kills germs and bacteria while reducing inflammation and folks with respiratory, sinus, allergy and skin conditions often find relief. A private session room, resembling a day at the beach, for adults or families, houses 2000 pounds of Himalayan salt on the floor instead of sand. The tranquil adult relaxation room, a Zen paradise, boasts a glowing salt wall, spa music and zero gravity chairs. Available classes include meditation, Yoga, Reiki, Sound Immersion, crafts, spa parties and more. The Infrared Sauna uses dry heat to detox the body from the inside out, boosts metabolism (30 minutes may burn up to the same amount as a 30-minute run), improves mood, helps provide pain relief and is what the stars use to keep their youthful looking skin. It is mimicking all the positive effects of the sun without the UV. A full massage menu includes the most popular Signature “Halo” Your New Massage, which includes hot salt stones, aromatherapy, cucumber Photo will go tea tree eye treatment and a heated here Himalayan salt massage table that conforms to your body. Holistic Halo Salt Spa is a unique, wonderful addition to the North Royalton community! Lisa Bargmann, Owner

Conveniently located in the Royalwood Plaza, 12901 State Road in North Royalton, 440-409-7258 (SALT), Also visit us on Facebook. *Holistic Halo Salt Spa does not intend to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.


Caring for our Community DIPLOMAT HEALTHCARE

nderstanding that maintaining the highest level of independence possible is key to healthy selfesteem and quality of life, Diplomat Healthcare has been caring for the residents of North Royalton and surrounding communities with the idea that they can make a difference in the lives of many. Providing quality skilled therapy and nursing services to transition people safely back into the community is their goal, and making this happen every day is what makes them a vital part of the community’s healthcare services. Diplomat Healthcare provides therapy services that are second to none, as well as specialized nursing services to meet the needs of the area’s aging population, with a specialty in memory care. As a long-term care facility, they have embraced the challenge of working Your with individuals who have been Photo from diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementia-related illnesses. cover photo Caring and compassion are the guiding shoot goes principles that have lead Diplomat here Healthcare’s staff to do the work that they do. Sam McCartney, Administrator

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The LoSchiavo Restaurant Group TONY MALONEY’S PUB & PIZZA


hen Tony LoSchiavo started Antonio’s Pizza 50 years ago, he could not have imagined it becoming Cleveland’s favorite pizza or that someday, Drew Carey, a famous Comedian from Cleveland, would order his pizza for a party in California! After 50 years of enormous success and becoming a tradition of quality pizza in Cleveland, son Fred and grandsons Vincent and Anthony formed the LoSchiavo Restaurant Group, which today has grown to 14 Antonio’s Pizza shops, Tony Maloney’s restaurant and more on the horizon. The Tony Maloney’s concept was developed in 2008 with a full service restaurant and pizza business boasting an Irish and Italian theme. Vincent, passionate about his customers dining experience, hires talented people who understand his vision. Expect to Your be “wowed” as you visit their newly Photo from remodeled restaurant and beautiful cover photo patio. shoot goes Vincent is a proud resident of North Royalton, supports the schools and here says that it’s a wonderful place to raise a family. Vincent LoSchiavo, Owner Tony Maloney’s is located on the corner of York and Sprague. Visit their website at or call 440-886-1177 For a list of Antonio’s Pizza locations, visit



oyal Redeemer is a great place to meet new friends, find needed encouragement and discover God’s plan for you.

Here you can be yourself, get involved, and regularly discover truths that can change you individually as well as enrich your life with the truth of God’s Word. At Royal Redeemer, you will find friendly people, an encouraging message, worship styles to fit different tastes, and great programs for everyone in the family. Royal Redeemer is a church that is all about building relationships, raising Your strong families and staying connected Photo from to the community through the love God offers all people in Jesus Christ. cover photo Come and check out Royal Redeemer for yourself. You will be glad you did!

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t’s hard to believe that it’s been 25 years since my staff and I started Timber Ridge Neck and Back Pain Clinic. My, how time flies! We have run our clinic based on one very key principle that we’ve never strayed from.

Simply put... TAKE CARE OF OUR PATIENTS because these are the people who will take care of us. And, oh, how you’ve taken care of us! I truly believe that’s why we have survived while so many other clinics have closed throughout the years. We consider you a part of our Timber Ridge Family. Therefore, in this 25th year anniversary season... we want to give THANKS to our patients who have always been there for us. So as a token of our appreciation we want to give Your you a ‘special’ gift just for coming by. Photo from When you come into the clinic during cover photo these anniversary days in 2018, pick up your... Free Gift! It’s our way to say shoot goes “thank you” for your support over all here these years. Much Love & Gratitude, Dr. Patrick McCluskey, Chiropractic Physician Dr. Patrick McCluskey

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P.S. Ooops... I almost forgot. If you have never seen me and would like to become a new patient, simply give us a call at 440-884-0083 and we will give you your first day free. This is normally a $250+ value, but if you present a copy of this article before treatment, it’s yours free. *Medicare and federal insurance eligible for free personal consultation. Excludes additional treatment.

Two exceptional family physicians. One exceptional family practice.

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Dr. McCluskey Celebrates 25 Years

inding a physician you can trust with your family’s health can be a challenge. Southwest General Medical Group, Inc. (SGMG) is excited to offer you two great choices in the North Royalton community. Joe Bocanegra Jr., MD, is board-certified in Family Medicine. He provides primary care for patients of all ages, including a full range of preventive services and expert care for illnesses and injuries. Also board-certified in Family Medicine, Mark H. Meacham, MD, has joined Dr. Bocanegra at SGMG’s North Royalton Family Practice, providing his own medical expertise conveniently close to home. He, too, offers a full range of care for family members, from newborns to seniors. Both doctors pride themselves on administering the Your exceptional, compassionate Photo from care you’ve come to expect from Southwest General. cover photo Drs. Bocanegra and Meacham shoot goes are both welcoming new here patients. To schedule an appointment, call L to R: Joe Bocanegra Jr., MD, 440-816-2878. and Mark H. Meacham, MD

Southwest General Medical Group, Inc. North Royalton Family Practice 7171 Royalton Road, Suite 201 | North Royalton, OH 44133


riend-lee Automotive relocated from Maple Heights to North Royalton in 2010. “This was a great move,” says owner Matt Dorcik. Although most of Matt’s original clients are still customers, North Royalton has been extremely supportive and welcoming! “Our growth has been phenomenal,” expresses Matt. Matt explains that he and his team are constantly training to keep up with technology and are proud to be a certified ASE Blue Seal of Excellence shop. This highly coveted designation means that all their employees are ASE Master Automobile Technicians – which very few shops can boast! “When it comes to cars, there is very little we don’t do,” says Matt. “As a complete repair shop, we can handle every level of maintenance on your personal car, older model 30’s, 40’s & 50’s cars, or your business fleet.”

Your Photo from cover photo shoot goes here Jason Dorcik, Vice President, and Matt Dorcik, President

Look for Friend-Lee Automotive on Royalton Rd. between York and Ridge or call Matt at 440-582-7190.


Health & Wellness

Among the Nation’s Best Hospitals for High-Quality Care University Hospitals Parma Medical Center

began 2018 with the outstanding news that it earned the highest-possible quality rating from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, placing it in the Top 8 percent of more than 4,000 hospitals across the country for quality, safety and patient experience. This Five Star rating from CMS



niversity Hospitals Parma Medical Center has solidified its place as a quality health care provider in the community under the leadership of Peter U. Bergmann. In his first year at the helm as President, Bergmann has led a major investment in facility improvements and a quest for quality that has placed UH Parma Medical Center among the top 8 percent in the nation for safety, quality and patient experience. Bergmann has the engaged support of a highly skilled leadership team that rounds regularly with a focus on an exceptional patient experience. The Five-Star recognition by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is evidence that UH Parma Medical Center continues to advance the care provided to the community for the past 57 years. Your “This stellar star rating from CMS Photo from illustrates that it is a new day at UH Parma,” said Bergmann. “We are among cover photo the best hospitals in the region because shoot goes of our high-quality, compassionate here care, as illustrated by this Five-Star CMS rating achieved by only a very small percentage of hospitals nationwide.” Peter U. Bergmann, FACHE UH Parma Medical Center 7007 Powers Blvd., Parma


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underscores the focus on compassionate care that is the hallmark of this cornerstone in our community for more than 50 years. Quality care begins in the field. Through UH’s EMS partnerships, the telestroke program that allows paramedics

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to livestream their stroke assessments to the Emergency Department has expedited care and given the hospital statewide and national recognition for innovative. UH also funded the inception of PulsePoint, a first-responder app, for the Parma Regional Dispatch Center to save even more lives. In the past year, UH Parma has invested in both its facilities and its people. The system funded nearly $6 million toward modernizing inpatient floors and public spaces. A new Family Medicine Residents’ Clinic, featuring the resident physicians in training at UH Parma Medical Center, sees patients of all ages for primary care appointments. UH Parma also boasts one of the highest employee retention rates among the 18 hospitals in the UH health system, which indicates that it is an employer of choice in a high-demand industry. UH Parma continues to be the official hospital of the Cleveland Monsters hockey team. Recruitment of more physicians, including specialists in orthopedics, cardiology, urology, gastroenterology and primary care, show that UH Parma is a hospital of choice for physicians as well. For more information, visit


Health & Wellness

Seasonal allergies are nothing to sneeze at Spring is in the air and so is allergy season. For seasonal

allergy sufferers, this means itchy, watery eyes, irritated throats and runny noses. Any or all of these symptoms can make you feel miserable and tired.

“Pollen and mold are common culprits. Obviously you can grab an over-the-counter allergy medication, but you also can do other things to help minimize symptoms,” notes Mark H. Meacham, MD.

Limit Exposure

In accordance with the American Academy of Allergy Asthma and Immunology, Dr. Meacham suggests that:

• At home and in the car, close the windows and run the air conditioning. • When pollen and mold levels are high, stay indoors. Wear a pollen mask outside. • Once indoors, wash your hair and change your clothes. • Ask others to mow the grass. • Don't hang clothing or linens outside to dry. • Take allergy medication as prescribed.

Worth a Shot

Allergy shots and sublingual (under the tongue) medication can help reduce symptoms of allergies. Shots are mostly prescribed for hay fever (allergic rhinitis), allergies to insect stings and allergic asthma. However, allergy shots don’t work on all allergies or on all people with allergies. They’re best for patients with severe symptoms that are difficult to control with medications and when other forms of treatment have failed. “We’ll do a skin or blood test to determine a patient’s allergies. A shot is formulated from small amounts of these specific allergens. With repeated shots, the body has less severe allergic reactions or none at all,” says Dr. Meacham. A board-certified family medicine physician, Dr. Meacham has recently joined the North Royalton Family Practice, part of Southwest General Medical Group, Inc. Welcoming new patients, he treats family members of all ages and provides preventive care as well as care for illnesses, injuries and chronic medical conditions. To schedule an appointment, call 440-816-2878. Southwest General Medical Group, Inc. North Royalton Family Practice 7171 Royalton Road, Suite 201 | North Royalton, OH 44133


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Exceptional care, right around the corner. No matter which corner you live near. Southwest General Health Center 18697 Bagley Road | Middleburg Heights, OH 44130 440-816-8000 440-816-5050 (Health Connection)

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5340 Royalton Road | North Royalton, OH 44133 440-230-1133

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Homes & Real Estate

The North Royalton Real Estate Market is booming! Sellers are regaining the equity they may have lost in the downturned market. Many sellers who

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The North Royalton Real Estate Market is HOT! were afraid to sell in the past 5 years are now able to sell their homes at much higher prices and in shorter timeframes.

The number of pending homes in North Royalton this March, compared to last March, was up 22%. In that month, there were 59 homes on the market, 50 went under contract, and 33 transferred title. Also, average price per square foot from the same month a year ago is up 18.5%. Nothing says it’s time to sell louder than these numbers! The shortage of listings is also creating demand in a market where there are pre-approved buyers waiting to find a home. There is almost 20% less inventory on the market in North Royalton then last year at this time. Interest rates remain low, although they are predicted to rise this year. Buyers are able to achieve the American dream for lower payments than ever.


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Thinking about Selling or Buying? A local REALTOR® has information on future listings and preapproved buyers that is not public knowledge, and can frequently put a deal together well before a property would hit the market. Many times, the increase exposure will result in higher demand and a much higher price for the seller... or, an opportunity to buy a house for a buyer who has just missed the opportunities when looking on their own. The market is HOT! Contact a Howard Hanna REALTOR® at 440-971-5600 and have them help you with your home sale or purchase!

Stacy Nickles, Manager, Howard Hanna

Interest in learning about a Career in Real Estate? Contact Stacy Nickles at 440-971-5601 the link to your dream home 440-971-5600

North Royalton Howard Hanna 9485 W. Sprague Road

Stacy Nickles, Manager 440-554-1018

Doug Mainzer, Loan Officer 216-214-8983

Steve Anderson 440-554-9115

Yaritza Cartagena 216-855-2511

Ron Casella 216-390-0436

Laura Chahulski 440-570-4904

Michele Delfre 216-647-4035

Sarah Dipetta 440-785-8296

Sharon Ditata 440-409-5144

Becki Fekete Flood 440-668-4628

Eric Groves 440-781-4053

Allie Heffernan 440-715-0734

Yana Hutchison 330-977-0059

Carollyn Jenny 440-525-1142

Tim Kaschube 440-503-8367

Joseph Keller 440-567-9283

Bob Kienast 440-941-2621

Winnie KongDutkiewicz 440-263-0942

Curt Kubek 440-221-6457

Sandra Kuder 216-287-4522

Myron Lendel 440-341-2222

Paula Lloyd 440-342-2238

Ray Longerich Tracy Marx Team 440-823-6851

Bianca Lough 440-503-9530

Tracy Marx Tracy Marx Team 440-915-5417

Mike Marx Tracy Marx Team 440-465-9517

Pam MazanecHalliday 440-821-4959

Maureen Miner 440-382-3187

Viola Nagy 440-376-3273

Greg & Bonnie Palumbo 440-476-5435

Ed Russin 216-269-0755

Betty Salko 440-570-3214

Santina Saporito 440-521-7800

Charles Simmons 440-481-1586

Ron Smolen 216-712-5584

April Tomson 216-832-0934

Kathy Uniack 440-725-1524

Georgia Viehbeck 440-773-4509

Cathy Weinberg 440-241-7119

George Ziska, Jr. Desiree Wrencher 216-544-3690 216-240-0853


Senior Living

It’s Not Your Father’s Assisted Living Residents playing bingo at Danbury Senior Living.

Assisted living is a program that

promotes resident self-direction and participation in decisions that emphasize choice, dignity, privacy, individuality, independence and homelike surroundings. New communities focus on providing residents with the most independent lifestyle possible, with personalized nursing and care services to support that independence. Assisted living is no longer an acronym for nursing home. In fact, assisted living communities offer an “independent” option. Independent residents are provided dining options and new friends and neighbors right outside

their front door. The best senior living communities are connected to their surrounding communities, and bring many programs and entertainment to their residents. While it is common to think about what is being given up (a large home lived in for 50+ years, memories of times gone by), it is wise to consider the benefits of the safety and hospitality community living provides. Are you missing weekly shopping and lunches out because you no longer drive? Your new home will provide transportation for you. Did you love gardening and yard work, but are no

longer able to? The community outdoor gardens and patios bring tomato plants and flowers back into your life. Are you tired of eating alone night after night? Join fellow residents and enjoy the health benefits of sharing dinner with friends and family in a bright and cheerful dining room. Danbury Senior Living can provide solutions for your family! For more information, call 440-596-3047, email or visit

North Royalton Office on Aging & Human Services • Senior Transportation Connection provides local transportation to medical, grocery shopping or approved Senior Center events for elderly and disabled residents. To use this service a resident must be pre-registered by calling 1-216-265-1489. You can schedule your transportation by calling that same number, three business days in advance.

• We help younger, disabled or disadvantaged residents

• Office is open Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm for socialization, education, crafts, card playing, health care screening, free blood pressure screenings, senior exercises, chair yoga and other activities.

The office is located on the lower level of the Deaconess-Perry Center Apartments at 13500 Ridge Road. If you don’t know where to look for help, call Debra Burrows, Senior Center Manager/Outreach Specialist, North Royalton Office on Aging at 440-582-6333 or visit

• We provide free assistance with Medicare, medical paperwork, social services, as well as information on Medicaid, nursing homes, Nursing Home Ombudsman, Salvation Army Service Unit and other programs. • We assist with all government programs, including Golden Buckeye, HEAP, disability programs, Homestead programs, subsidized housing, community development, etc.


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• The office partners with Royal Redeemer Church and Kiwanis for the holiday food program.



Our Bicentennial

Founded in 1818, North Royalton is a community proud of its heritage. “Planning for the bicentennial celebration began with forming a committee to help conduct research on past celebrations and create, plan, and organize activities for the City. Bicentennial activities include all-time favorites and new additions,” explains Mayor Stefanik. “I’m pleased to announce that events to celebrate our community’s 200th birthday will take place in July and August. Please join us as we celebrate together reminiscing the past, appreciating the present, and looking forward to our community’s bright future.” ~Mayor Stefanik


July 28 & 29th City-wide Community Sidewalk Sale Hosted by local merchants July 29th Pet Carnival On the City Green (Ridge & 82). Sponsored by the North Royalton Animal Hospital. 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm


August 4th Bicentennial Ball at Carrie Cerino’s. Tickets are $50.00, price includes open bar, appetizers, choice of dinner entrée. Entertainment provided by the band Twist. A full night of entertainment planned. For more details and tickets please contact the Chamber of Commerce at 440-237-6180.

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August 5th Picnic in the Park 1:00 pm - 8:00 pm. Live music by our North Royalton Community Band with a performance by North Royalton’s own Logan Wells and Jerry Colosimo. Jungle Bob will be there with his entourage of animals as will Magician Rick Smith Jr. A Corn Hole tournament, free popcorn, hot dogs, chips, beverages, Kona shaved ice and free raffles throughout the day. A day packed with fun for the whole family! August 10, 11 & 12th Community Festival Sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce. The party starts Friday night at 6:00 pm and runs through Sunday. Parade on Sunday at 3 pm. Sunday night fireworks at dusk will end the Festival. August 18th Old Timer’s Banquet at Royal Redeemer. You must be a North Royalton resident for at least 30 years and be at least 70 years old. Contact Ada Ahrens at 440-237-4754 for more details.


Our History

H y r o t s i H H Our

Timeline 1818-1969

• October 27, 1818 - Royalton Township was created when the Cuyahoga County Commissioners detached 25 square miles from the Brecksville district under whose jurisdiction the area had been administered since 1810. • November 9, 1818 - The first town meeting was held in the Robert Engle home. The first trustees were: David Sprague, Francis Howe, and Elias Keyes. • 1885 - Township officers were asked to change the township name to North Royalton. The request was made by post office authorities that had gone through years of confusion over mail delivery to the two Royalton’s. (The second Royalton was located in southern Ohio.) • 1932 - An extension of Settlement Road (West 130th Street) from Royalton to Bennett Rd. was approved.

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• 1932 - The first town jail was installed, a second-hand, two-cell block purchased from Ashtabula. • 1932 - The west wall of the town hall collapsed while excavation for a new basement was in progress. The federal Works Progress Administration (WPA) came to the rescue and a new building with auditorium was constructed for a total of $21,000. • 1934 - The Cleveland Electric Company was awarded a contract for street lights and the State Highway Department installed traffic signals at two Royalton Rd. intersections: State Rd. and Ridge Rd. • 1935 - Sidewalks on Royalton Rd. were completed. • 1937 – a new town hall was built. • 1942 - World War II occasioned expenditures of funds for radio service for the police department, (first suggested in 1927); emergency establishment of a fire department; and the purchase of an emergency ambulance equipped for first aid.

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• 1947 - Water lines were brought into the Center. • 1948 - The growing population sparked an addition of a north wing to the town hall and subsequently a second story to the north wing, and a new south wing and interior remodeling, all of which cost $115,000. House numbers were also assigned. • 1950 - Gas lines were brought into areas of the village. • 1961 - North Royalton became a city. • 1969 - Final papers were signed for the purchase of 20 acres of land to be used as Memorial Park. • Through the years, for various lengths of time, the town hall provided room for school classes of all grades, the library, the post office, and scores of civic, service, and social group meetings. Special thanks to the North Royalton Historical Society.

Community Information

Residents enjoy Metropark trails; Fr. Estok and his dog, Buddy; Dr. Hechko and family at the North Royalton Pet Carnival.

Important Phone Numbers IN AN EMERGENCY DIAL 911


Ward 2 Gary Petrusky 440-897-8759

14600 State Rd. North Royalton, OH 44133 440-237-5686

Ward 3 Daniel Langshaw 440-785-4240

Mayor Robert Stefanik 440-237-4300

Ward 4 Paul Marnecheck 440-539-4636

Mayor's Court Held at Police Station 14000 Bennett Rd. 440-582-6224

Ward 5 Cheryl Hannan 440-665-6683 Ward 6 Dan Kasaris 440-305-4226

Finance Department Eric Dean, Director of Finance 440-582-6234 Law Department Thomas A. Kelly, Director of Law 440-237-5686, ext.128

CITY COUNCIL Dir. of Legislative Services Laura J. Haller 440-237-4260 Council President Larry Antoskiewicz 440-554-6095 Ward 1 John Nickell 440-539-4762

CITY DEPARTMENTS Service Center 11545 Royalton Rd. North Royalton, OH 44133 Aging & Human Services 440-582-6333 Debra Burrows, Outreach Specialist Animal Shelter George Stuart, Sr. Animal Control Officer 440-237-0665 Building Division Dan Kulchytsky, Building Commissioner Bonni Becka, Office Mgr. 440-582-3000

Community Development Thomas Jordan, Director of Community Development 440-237-5484 Engineering Department 440-582-3001 Mark Schmitzer, City Engineer Daniel Collins, Assist. City Engineer Fire Department Robert Chegan, Jr., Fire Chief 440-237-4315 Parks & Recreation and Cemetery Departments Jason Swim, Director of Recreation 440-237-5646 Police Department Kenneth Bilinovich, Police Chief 440-582-6216 Public Safety Bruce Campbell, Director of Public Safety 440-237-5759 Public Service Department 440-582-3002 Nick Cinquepalmi, Dir. of Public Service John Fielding, Street Superintendent Mike Lung, Storm Water Superintendent

Wastewater Department Dave McNeeley, Wastewater Superintendent 440-237-5010

Community Services Library 440-237-3800 License Bureau 440-582-0410 Post Office 440-582-8418 North Royalton Chamber of Commerce 440-237-6180

Schools Administration Offices/Board of Education 440-237-8800 School Transportation 440-582-9051 Albion Elementary School 440-582-9060 Royal View Elementary School 440-582-9080 Valley Vista Elementary School 440-582-9101 North Royalton Middle School 440-582-9120 North Royalton High School 440-582-7801 Brecksville Broadview Hts. Public Schools 440-740-4000  Continued on page 29


Community Information

Marking 100 Years of Service to the Community As the City of North Royalton celebrates its bicentennial year, the Chamber of Commerce commemorates 100 years of service to the community. In 1918, a group of farmers and shop keepers began an association to make sure North Royalton had its share of commerce generated by SR 82 improvements made by motor vehicles, telephones and electric lights. By 1923, the North Royalton Township Improvement Association was born, and eventually grew to be a thriving Chamber of Commerce.


Today, as a member of the Northern Ohio Area Chambers of Commerce, the Chamber is able to offer its members a large variety of tangible benefits to save them money. Some benefits include substantial discounts on health care insurance, credit card processing, office supplies, energy savings on gas and electric bills, to name just a few. Active in the community, the Chamber organizes and sponsors the annual community festival, awards several scholarships to deserving high school seniors, hosts the State-of-the-City Address and the School Report to the

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North Royalton Chamber of Commerce

2017 N. Royalton Community Festival pageant winners.

Community, and helps city officials work toward bringing new business to our city. The Chamber’s publication, the Royalton Recorder, has been providing residents with all their local news since 1941. For more information about membership in the Chamber of Commerce, stop by at 13737 State Road, North Royalton, OH 44133, call 440237-6180, email or visit

Private Schools & Career Centers

Cleveland Water Department 216-664-3060

Cuyahoga Community College 216-987-6000

Columbia Gas 800-344-4077

Cuyahoga Valley Career Center 440-526-5200

Dominion Energy 800-362-7557

Padua Franciscan High School 440-845-2444

First Energy 888-254-6359

Polaris Career Center 440-891-7600

Ohio Edison (electric) 800-633-4766

Royal Redeemer Lutheran 440-237-7958

Northeast Ohio Public Energy Council 888-667-3201

St. Albert the Great 440-237-1032

Public Utilities Commission of Ohio 800-686-7826


R.I.T.A. - Tax Collection Agency 440-526-0900

ATT-customer service 800-288-2020 Cleveland Illuminating Company 800-589-3101

Spectrum/Time Warner Cable 800-892-4357 Wide Open West (WOW) Cable 866-496-966

Places of Worship Abiding Savior Lutheran Church 4000 Wallings Rd. 440-237-6454

St. Albert the Great Catholic Church 6667 Wallings Rd. 440-237-6760

Abundant Life Community Church 10143 Royalton Rd. 440-877-1202

St. Matthew the Evangelist Orthodox Church Antiochian Archdiocese Temporary location: 13601 Ridge Rd. 10383 Albion Rd. 440-582-5673

Christ the Savior American Orthodox Church 10000 State Rd. 440-237-9196 Holy Trinity Ukranian Autocephalous Orthodox Center 9672 State Rd. 440-237-0101 North Royalton Baptist Church 6616 Royalton Rd. 440-237-6522 North Royalton Christian Church Disciples of Christ 5100 Royalton Rd. 440-237-4531 Royal Redeemer Lutheran Church 11680 Royalton Rd. 440-237-7958

St. Paul Greek Orthodox Church 4548 Wallings Rd. 440-237-8998

Happy 200th North Royalton!


6969 Boston Rd. Hinckley l 440-237-9191

St. Paul United Church of Christ 7507 York Rd. 440-843-8039 State Road Community Church of the Nazarene 8600 State Rd. 440-237-2344

Thank you North Royalton! Want to be in the next Image Book?

Journey Church 13390 York Rd. 440-331-7700

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Southern Hills Community Church 13511 W. 130th St. 440-877-1479 Southwest Unitarian Universalist Church 6320 Royalton Rd. 440-877-1686

Valleaire Golf Club & Banquet Facility Celebrating 55 Years!

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Dining Guide Restaurants

Amici Italian Restaurant/ Dino’s Bar & Grill 13000 Royalton Rd. 440-628-9715

Antonio’s Pizza 9369 Sprague Rd. 440-885-5970 Butch’s Saloon 10009 W.130th St. 440-628-8121 Mario’s 6031 Royalton Rd. 440-457-7371

Carrie Cerino’s Ristorante & Party Center 8922 Ridge Rd. 440-237-3434 Cleats Club Seat Grille 5255 Wallings Rd. 440-237-2665

Divot’s Sports Bar 13393 York Rd. 440-237-3342

Park Tavern 2897 Royalton Rd. 440-230-7275

Firehouse Sports Bar & Grille 8617 Ridge Rd. 440-230-9229

Royal Lunch 6165 Royalton Rd. 440-582-4588

Flo’s Bistro 6730 Royalton Rd. 440-629-8500

Inn Between Bar & Grill 8684 Ridge Rd. 440-582-3352 Jaipur Junction 9249 W. Sprague Rd. 440-842-3555 Kosta & Vic's 10300 W. Sprague Rd. 440-885-3663

Crystal Keg Bar & Grill 7936 York Rd. 440-842-8056 Loder’s Shake Shoppe 6983 Royalton Rd. 440-237-6020 Find us on Facebook: Loders Shake Shoppe D’Agnese’s Restaurant & Cantine Bar & Bottle Shop 1100 W. Royalton Rd. 440-237-7378

Matteo’s Casual Italian Restaurant 13570 Ridge Rd. 440-628-9800 Michael's Place Restaurant 12841 State Rd. 440-237-2212

Sand Trap Grill & Bar 6824 Bunker Rd. 440-628-8350 Find us on Facebook: The Sand Trap Grill Bar Sip N’ Post 5581 Wallings Rd. 449-237-0888 The 3 Spot 13855 Royalton Rd. 440-877-1818

Tony Maloney’s New American Pub & Pizza 9385 W. Sprague Rd. 440-885-5970 Town Tavern 11300 State Rd. 440-582-0990

Party Centers

Mom’s Deli 13900 York Rd. 440-582-7100 Mr. Divot’s Queen 13393 York Rd. 440-237-5599 New Gum Do 5755 Royalton Rd. 440-237-1688 Nikos Bar & Gyros 12766 Royalton Rd. 440-237-6456 Olesia's Place 11204 Royalton Rd. 440-877-9054


North Royalton Magazine & Community Guide | 2018-19

Brennan's Catering at St. Paul Hellenic Center 4548 Wallings Rd. 216-251-2131

Carrie Cerino’s Ristorante & Party Center 8922 Ridge Rd. 440-237-3434

Advertiser Index Art Restoration & Design/Art Classes The Painter's Studio................... Inside back cover

Auto Body Repair York Road Automotive Service Inc........................... p 9, 15

Auto Repair & Service Friend-Lee Automotive...... p 7, 17

Banquet Facility Valleaire Golf Club................. p 29

Chiropractor Timber Ridge Neck & Back Pain Clinic.................................. p 17, 19

Church Royal Redeemer Lutheran Church................................. p 5, 17

City Government City of North Royalton...............Inside front cover

Cleaning ServicesResidential Cleaning Authority........... p 15, 28 broadviewheights

Community Organization Partnership for a Healthy N. Royalton............................. p 12

Furniture Store The Furniture Nook................ p 29

Golf Course


Valleaire Golf Club................. p 29

American Metal Recycling Inc........ Inside back cover

Grocery/Deli Romano's Farmers Market & Deli...................................... p 32

Heating & Air Conditioning Sal's Heating & Cooling......... p 29

Restaurants Antonio's Pizza................... p 1, 16 D'Agnese’s Restaurant & Cantine Bar......................... p 32

Tony Maloneys New American Pub & Pizzeria..................... p 1, 16

Hospice Services

Salt Therapy, Massage & Spa Services

Hospitals & Medical Facilities Southwest General Health Center............. p 17, 20, 21 UH Parma Medical Center............. p 18, 19, Back cover

Insurance State Farm/Tirah Thompson............ Inside back cover

Pet Hotel & Day Care Nuzzlers Pet Hotel and Day Care....... Inside back cover

Realtors/Real Estate Howard Hanna................. p 22, 23

Your pets’ 2nd home!

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l 440-237-9132 Here to help life go right.


Get a Quote Tirah Thompson, Agent 440-628-8488 12235 York Rd. N Royalton

Loder’s Shake Shop................ p 32

Len's Heating & Air Conditioning........................... p 22

Hospice Services of Southwest General................. p 20

Holistic Halo Salt Spa............. p 16

Schools/Private Royal Redeemer Lutheran School.................................. p 5, 17

Schools/Public North Royalton City Schools.............................. p 11, 12

Senior Services Danbury Senior Living........ p 2, 24 Diplomat Healthcare........ p 16, 18

Truck-Leasing, Sales, Service, Parts Transport Services................... p 10

Veterinarian North Royalton Animal Hospital................................... p 14

Monday – Friday 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Saturday 8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

440-237-1500 13170 York Road North Royalton, Ohio 44133

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