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Sheffield Village Magazine & COMMUNITY GUIDE

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Sheffield Village “The Heart of Lorain County” Vietnam vet Richard Hatch receives his MILITARY medals 43 years later Retired U.S. Army Master Sergeant Raymond E. Hatch (above left) received a Bronze Star, a Purple Heart, a Vietnam Service Medal with four Bronze Service Stars and the Army Good Conduct Medal on May 25, 2012 — more than four decades late — when U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown pinned them on his dress blue uniform jacket in the Celebrezze Federal Office Building in Cleveland, which Mayor Hunter arranged (above right). Ray and his wife, Theresa (above center), have lived in Sheffield Village for 33 years and they celebrated with friends this past Memorial Day weekend.

Village of Sheffield Mayor/Safety Service Director

John D. Hunter 4340 Colorado Avenue 440-949-6325


of Lorain County

Home is where the heart is – and Sheffield Village is the heart of Lorain

County! With over 13.50 square miles and nearly 6,925 acres containing many wonderful amenities such as a first-class school system, top-notch safety forces and service department, an active historical society – Sheffield Village accomplished this by retaining a neighborly village atmosphere while offering the conveniences of a city. Sheffield Village is one of the area’s most forward-thinking, proactive and fiscallyresponsible communities demonstrated by an increase in cost-control measures all without diminishing any services. Crain’s Cleveland Business Magazine recognized us as the third most affluent suburb in Lorain County behind Avon and Avon Lake! Our business-friendly atmosphere, progressive and innovative attitude and active North Coast and Lorain County Chambers of Commerce continue to have over 251 successful hometown and global business institutions make Sheffield Village their home. A Business Council was initiated in 2008 to provide a yearly function for all Sheffield Village businesses to create a cooperative effort to recognize current businesses and assist them with their continued growth. The occasion offers a networking forum as well as an opportunity for the Mayor to present his annual “State of the Village” address. Our schools are rated “excellent” and among the best in Lorain County and are within the same category as our neighbors Avon and Avon Lake. Voters overwhelmingly approved a $31 million bond issue for the addition of a new school to be ready for the 2014-2015 school year! Residents benefit from close access to the advanced educational opportunities of the Lorain County Community College and Ohio Business College. Our parks, the French Creek Nature & Arts Center and James Day Park, provide over 750 acres of mostly wooded landscape and 4.5 miles of natural walking trails, with baseball and football fields, picnic area, shelter and playground to enrich the lives of our residents and their families. A new walking trail has been built along Colorado Avenue and French Creek Parkway with a new trail in process on Harris and Oster Roads. Our challenge to you is to personally go out and discover what we have in the Village – to keep the Village vibrant and growing while making it a great place for living, raising a family, working and playing. Sincerely, John D. Hunter, Mayor & Safety Service Director Village of Sheffield


Sheffield Village Magazine & COMMUNITY GUIDE This is an Image Builders Marketing Inc.™ Trademark Publication created and produced for the Village of Sheffield. Copyright © 2012, All rights reserved. Image Builders Marketing, Inc. 9780 Beechwood Drive North Royalton, Ohio 44133 440-346-4482 Additional copies are available at the Village of Sheffield Municipal Complex John D. Hunter, Mayor 4340 Colorado Avenue Sheffield Village, Ohio 44054 View the book online at To advertise in the next edition, call: 440-346-4482 Publisher Bernice P. Kaldy Editor Laura Lakner Business Manager Mary Dodge Art Director/Project Manager Tammy Spear Lead Graphic Designer Judy Beveridge Contributing Designers Jenna Bower, Leigh Wolters Production Coordinator Leigh Wolters Account Executives/Community Consultants Scott F.W. Hughes, Brenda Jumpa, Bernice Kaldy, Janine Mazzi, Pat Pell Map Mark Skellenger, KS Associates Photographer Jason Shaffer Information Technology Consultant David J. Kaldy Image Builders Marketing, Inc. would like to extend a special thank you to all of the business organizations and individuals who take an active and enthusiastic role in the Sheffield Village Magazine & Community Guide, especially our advertisers who provide the financial support to make this a successful community project. We hope that you enjoy the informative features contained in this publication and will keep it as a reference guide for community and advertiser information. Copyright ©2012 Image Builders Marketing, Inc. No part of this publication may be reproduced by any means without the written permission of the publisher. Advertisements and listings in this publication are provided as a public service. Image Builders Marketing, Inc. is not responsible for errors or omissions, and inclusion does not constitute an endorsement or recommendation. Image Builders Marketing, Inc. supports long term environmental sustainability and is committed to protecting and preserving the environment by using recycled paper and vegetable based inks whenever possible.

Contents 2 Sheffield Village Overview


6 Education 8 Financial 9 The Faces of Sheffield Village 11 Health & Wellness 14 Parks & Recreation

18 Sheffield Village Area Map

15 Dining Guide

20 Places of Worship

16 Community Information 21 Advertiser Index COVER: The Faces of Sheffield Village First Row, seated (left to right): Jim and Michelle Sustersic, Owners of J.D. Indoor Comfort Heating & Cooling; Linda Hamann, North Coast Chamber of Commerce President; Tony Gallo, Lorain County Chamber of Commerce Director. Second Row: Matthew Bliss and Carolyn White, Sheffield Village Council Members; Kreig Brusnahan, Mayor’s Court Magistrate; Rosanne Catella, Vice President, Ohio Business College; Richard Hatch, Retired U.S. Army Master Sergeant; John D. Hunter, Mayor & Safety Service Director; Karen Davis, Vice President & Branch Manager of KeyBank; Lynne Jones, Mayor’s Assistant; Jean Ackerman, Village Council Member. Third Row: Walter R. Min, Village Council Member; Ken Kaczay, Village Administrator; Kevin Watkinson, Village Council Member; Mark Skellenger, Village Engineer; Jeff Young, Fire Chief; Larry Bliss, Police Chief; D. Chris Cook, Village Prosecutor; Dr. Will Folger, Superintendent of Sheffield/ Sheffield Lake School District. Missing from Photo: Bob Markovich, Village Council Member; JoAnn Moell, Owner of Kiddie Kollege; Thomas Smith, Village Law Director; Tom Pelcic, Villlage Treasurer. Photo Location: KeyBank, Sheffield Village Branch. Photographer: Jason Shaffer. THIS PAGE: French Creek; photo courtesy of Jason Shaffer. w w w. S h e f f i e l d V i l l a g e . c o m


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Village Overview

Sheffield Village Overview By John D. Hunter, Mayor and Safety Service Director

Sheffield Village is the heart of Lorain County! The

Village is a great place to live and work with tremendous recreational opportunities, an excellent school system and our resident business services are second to none. Central to the atmosphere of Sheffield Village is the extensive parkland with more than 750 acres managed by the Village and the Lorain County Metro Parks. The French Creek Nature & Arts Center and the TrueNorth Cultural Arts offer superb music and theatre programs for all ages as well as bird and wildlife observation areas. This facility is a true “gem” for the nature and arts lover. We continuously work on expanding our many short and long walking trails around the Village. With so many options available, our residents never have to leave the Village if they don’t want to. The idea is to make sure people can move around safely when walking and bicycling. A section of walking trail located on the south side of Colorado


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Avenue starting from Harris Road and moving west was accomplished with a $5.2 million federal stimulus grant. As this publication is being printed, a new trail on Harris and Oster Roads will be completed through a state and federal grant. Over 251 businesses ranging from manufacturing plants to fast food restaurants generate the revenue base allowing the Village’s nearly 4,000 residents to enjoy the lowest taxes in Lorain County. Unlike neighboring cities, we don’t have any real estate taxes for operating the Village. The Village operates entirely on income taxes. We’re extremely conscious of how to serve the community while taking good care of its tax dollars.” With plenty of undeveloped land Sheffield Village has plenty of room to grow. But development will be done in a way that welcomes new businesses, yet keeps industrial and commercial areas from infringing on the Village’s quiet and residential environment. We continue to improve our economic development by offering a favorable business climate to attract a variety of commercial, retail and office developments. We have two

AROUND TOWN: The French Creek Nature & Arts Center (opposite page) offers programs for adults and children ranging from arts and crafts to presentations that highlight nature in our own back yard. Lorain Community College (below) is conveniently located in Lorain County, allowing students to continue their higher education without having to travel far.

business parks that have plenty of room for expansion and we have room for continued residential expansion. But we want to also keep in mind we want to keep the Village a village as well as a great place to live. Sheffield Village offers many advantages to businesses and residents due to our proximity to I-90 and the Ohio Turnpike. We’re close to shopping centers, malls and just about any type of restaurant you can name all within minutes of a highway. Whether it’s Cleveland or Sandusky – both are very convenient. We’re the major route to Ohio Business College and Lorain County Community College. LCCC is the premier education center in Lorain County with 17,300 students and where part of the campus is located in the Village. An active citizenry is the heart of Sheffield Village, too. With the Historical Society, the Lions Club and the seven churches in the Village all are very active in the community. The community spirit peaks during Family Pride Day, an annual celebration that is held on the second Saturday in September. Last year’s event drew close to 1,500 attendees. This year’s event is scheduled for Saturday, September 8th at the French Creek Nature & Arts Center. Our residents enjoy excellent Village services. We’re the only fire department in the county whose fire fighters all are paramedics. When you have somebody come out to a call you’re getting three paramedics, not two paramedics and a fireman. Our police and fire departments have the latest emergency equipment and the service department is second to none. We’re known throughout Lorain County as having the cleanest streets during the winter. This fact is clearly visible when you leave other cities and enter Sheffield Village. The Village is able to offer excellent services at a low cost to residents by being efficient and proactive, rather than reactive. The proactive planning is reflected in the Village’s 2015-2025 Project, a study into the needs of the Village over the next 10 years. We are preparing now for what we need to do as far as infrastructure five to 10 >> Continued on page 5

Sheffield-Sheffield Lake Youth Baseball and Softball Tags All the Bases with Kids Sheffield-Sheffield Lake Youth Baseball Association “SSLYBA” is a non-profit organization that is fully-funded by the generous donations of yearly sponsors and the registration of players. The mission of SSLYBA is “to provide an instructional baseball program for the youth of Sheffield Village, Sheffield Lake and our neighboring communities. To emphasize the value of sportsmanship and the spirit of competition, to instill the virtues of teamwork while teaching youth how to win and lose with dignity.” Each year the program raises money to support the play of both the girls and boys in the league. SSLYBA is one of Lorain County’s fastest growing sports complexes and its success is due to volunteers. This year enrollment hit a high of 410 members. On opening day 2012, all 5 fields were filled with guests and players. Many thanks to parents, the many sponsors, board members, mayors, council, magistrate, and our Village and City’s Safety Departments. Visit our website at for more information. As always, all donations are welcome. w w w. S h e f f i e l d V i l l a g e . c o m


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Village Overview

Village Service Department Dedicated to Excellence The Sheffield Village Service Department consists of 9 fulltime employee shared by all departments as listed below:

Service During the winter, the Vil-

lage plows and maintains State Highways 611, 254, and 301 under contract for ODOT. In the summer all of the road right-of-ways, signs and traffic signals are serviced and maintained. Berms are mowed and trees and shrubs encroaching on the roadways are trimmed. All Service Department employees are required to have a valid CDL license.

Ken Kaczay, Village Administrator

Water The Water Department services and maintains distribution pipelines for close to 2,000 accounts. Water hydrants are flushed, exercised and lubricated to preserve their ability to perform as needed. The occasional leaks or breaks are repaired by the Water Department. Meters are read quarterly. This department has 4 employees with Water Distribution licenses and 1 with a Backflow Inspection license. Sanitary Sewer The Sanitary Department serves as the caretaker of the pipes, collection devices and lift stations operated by Sheffield Village. A jet/vac truck was purchased and is used to clean and maintain the sewers throughout the Village. This department has 3 licensed Water Collection employees. Parks The Parks Department takes care of James Day Park including its 45 acres with 2 softball fields, a football/soccer field and a pavilion. The Parks Department also maintains Garfield Cemetery along with Pioneer Cemetery. As an additional service to residents, branches are chipped on a regular basis from May to November. Stormwater From open ditches to culverts the Storm-

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water Department cleans and maintains this infrastructure. Neighborhood road drains and outfalls are monitored and cleaned/repaired as necessary. The jet/vac truck is used to clean debris from the culverts and piping system throughout the Village.

These departments are managed by the Village Administrator, who is also responsible for managing the public facilities, floodplain management, stormwater administration, water distribution and collection and park facilities. The Service Department exhibits “pride of ownership� with many of its employees residing in Sheffield Village. The Sheffield Village Service Department strives to be just that, a service department, dedicated to the needs and responsibilities of the owners of our Village, our residents.

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years down the road, instead of waiting until there is a problem. We’re looking to lay out a plan for what the residents think the community should be like in the year 2025 and do the work now so those things can happen without interfering with their quality of life or raising the taxes in the Village. Residents are involved in the process Sheffield Village has the only fire department in the county by participating in committees whose fire fighters all are paramedics. that look at issues involving parks, sewers and streets. The most important thing we have in the Village is the community itself – the residents provide advanced medical skills to help and the history of the Village. improve the quality of life in our comWe vow to not lose sight of where we came from as we move munity. We work with our business and forward to where we’re going to be. Come and enjoy Sheffield industrial partners with a fire prevention Village - the heart of Lorain County! program to do all we can to sustain their Fire Chief Jeff Young safety and success in our community. We provide services to our residents that include CPR and first aid Police Department training, residential lock boxes, smoke detectors, and address The Sheffield Village Police Department has evolved from a signs at nominal or no cost. Our department contributes personpart-time department that now employs 13 full-time police officers, 4 part-time police officers, 4 full-time dispatchers and 4 nel to Lorain County Regional Teams that provide hazardous materials, technical rescue, fire investigation, fire instruction, part-time dispatchers. Our staff is diverand water rescue and incident management responses in sified and, in addition to patrol officers, Sheffield Village and throughout our geographical region. We includes a school resource officer, detective bureau, and an officer that specializes operate from one fire station with two pumper trucks, one tower ladder truck, two medical transport ambulances and two multiple in computer technology. Our detective purpose utility vehicles, a rescue boat and an operations trailer. has completed the training to earn the title of Master Detective with the Ohio Peace Officer Training Commission. He is among an elite group to earn this title. Police Chief Larry Bliss We provide an officer that works with the United States Marshall Service on the Lorain County Fugitive Task Force. We strive to maintain state-of-the-art equipment and training. Every member of the Department takes pride in providing the residents, businesses, citizens and visitors of Sheffield Village with the most professional and courteous service possible.

Fire Department The Sheffield Village Fire Department is comprised of 26 fire officers and firefighters all trained and certified by the State of Ohio. Additionally, members are State of Ohio Certified Emergency Medical Technicians-Paramedics enabling them to

Sheffield Village Council (left to right): Jean Ackerman, Walter R. Min, Mayor John D. Hunter, Carolyn White, Kevin Watkinson and Matthew Bliss. Not pictured: Bob Markovich. w w w. S h e f f i e l d V i l l a g e . c o m


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A Promising Future For Sheffield-Sheffield Lake School District The Sheffield-Sheffield School District is continuing in its quest for excellence. The past year has been one of the most productive years in the history of the school district.  We were named an “Excellent“ school district by the Ohio State Department of Education. BHS was named a “School of Promise“ by the ODE for the accomplishments of its students from low income homes. The community passed a $31 million dollar bond issue to build a new middle school/high school. We continue to maintain financial stability, carrying over nearly $10 million dollars in these difficult financial times. A schoolcommunity committee of over 65 people Dr. Will Folger, Superintendent compiled a new Five Year Strategic Plan. Our facilities upgrade continued with further stadium upgrades, a new scoreboard, the installation of an eight lane, all-weather track, the construction of a new exercise room, and

The architect’s tentative sketch of the new Brookside High School building, scheduled to open in the Fall of 2014.

upgrading the old weight room into a new wrestling room. We have implemented a “bottom up” academic leader program. We restored high school bussing. We have continued to work on improving our early childhood program by implementing a kindergarten “kick start” program, a twoweek kindergarten preparation boot camp.  The majority of our calls and inquiries have been directed at the district’s new building program. Progress continues,

Professional Education in Sheffield Village Ohio Business College has been providing students with high-quality career education in Northeast Ohio for over a century. In 2008, OBC moved to its new campus location at 5095 Waterford Drive, Sheffield Village (with access off of Detroit Road or Abbe Road), and now the future of the school looks brighter than ever. Offering certifications, diploma programs, and associate degrees, Ohio Business College is dedicated to providing students with the tools and knowledge they will need to excel in the workforce. The school provides flexible schedules, day and evening classes, free tutoring, and career placement assistance for graduates. Popular areas of study include accounting, business administration, information technology, medical assisting, and web page design – with a full list of accredited programs available at OBC’s website, Ohio Business College’s location close to I-90, links to public transportation, and the accessibility and support of expert faculty and well-trained staff make Sheffield Village an easy choice for students who are seeking a supportive and rewarding educational atmosphere. Call 440-934-3101 today to speak with a helpful and friendly admissions representative! 6

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but the process is long and slow. Many meetings have been conducted and ideas exchanged. Although the plans have not yet received final approval, the most recent ideas can be found on our website The doors of the new building are still scheduled to open in the Fall of 2014. There is also a “virtual tour” on the site if you would like to take a look.  It was a great year, and more of the same is to come.  Improvement will continue to direct our future efforts. And as we progress towards excellence, we will continue to stress that Sheffield-Sheffield Lake is a special place, with special people.

Ohio’s Top-rated Community College Established in 1963, Lorain County Community College is the

Inspiring excellence for a lifetime of success!

Vision Statement Sheffield-Sheffield Lake City Schools shall be a premier student-centered organization where everyone shares the commitment to the education and development of each student.

first community college in Ohio with a permanent campus. For 49 years LCCC has served the diverse needs of Lorain County and the region by providing affordable access to high quality higher education. LCCC offers a progressive, diverse educational environment serving more than 16,000 associate degree students per year and offering more than 100 academic programs and majors. LCCC has emerged as an innovator in higher education through the success of its University Partnership – the only one of its kind at an Ohio community college – where more than 3,000 students are able to pursue 31 bachelors and nine masters degrees from 10 of Ohio’s leading universities on LCCC’s campus. LCCC offers theater and arts opportunities, men’s and women’s athletics and a variety of clubs to engage students and enhance their experience.

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Five Tips for Building Credit Today’s economy relies heavily on credit. Whether

you’re looking to buy a car, a house or get a student loan, a company is extending credit to you. Your credit score determines how likely you are to repay your debt. While having bad credit can make it hard to get a loan, having zero credit can also be a disadvantage. Zero credit means you have little or no history of paying back debt. Many lenders refuse people with no credit history because they can’t determine if the person is likely to pay them back. Here are five tips for building credit:

1. Open a secured credit card, which requires you to put

down a deposit to provide assurance you will pay your debt.

2. Stick with one credit card. People with multiple credit

cards are more likely to use them all, so pick one card with a low interest rate and stick with it. 3. Borrow or charge only what you can afford. Having good credit means consistently paying back what you’ve borrowed. 4. Pay on time and in full every month, without carrying a monthly balance.

5. Check your credit score once a year to ensure that your

credit is properly building. The important thing is to be responsible in your decisions and actions to establish a stable financial footing. — Karen Davis, manager of the Sheffield Village KeyBank branch. She can be reached at 440-934-2266. Offices in Avon Lake & Westlake

Open to the Community


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The Faces of Sheffield Village: Jim and Michelle Sustersic of J.D. Indoor Comfort; Mayor John D. Hunter; Karen Davis, KeyBank; Rosanne Catella, Ohio Business College. Missing from Photo: JoAnn Moell, Kiddie Kollege. Photographer: Jason Shaffer.

The Faces of

Sheffield Village The spirit of good business and quality service

You may know some of them personally; others by

permeates Sheffield Village. The people featured in this

appearance, by name or maybe only by the appearance of

section are some of our community’s most talented and in-

their signs or storefronts. Here’s a chance to learn more

teresting business owners and managers. They not only help

about them and what makes them successful in what they

to keep the local economy vibrant, but they live among us

do in our community.

as our friends and neighbors.

They are the Faces of Sheffield Village.

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KeyBank Sheffield Village part of the community


aren Davis, KeyBank Sheffield Village branch manager, enjoys being part of the Sheffield Village Community. “I feel so lucky to have lived and worked in this area my entire career. I love working with the people of this community.” As branch manager, Karen provides a wide array of financial services to her customers. “I like finding out people’s financial goals and helping them achieve them.” “I am able to offer my clients the vast resources of a large bank, while providing the local decision-making, customized solutions and commitment to civic involvement of a community bank.” KeyBank is conveniently located at the corner of Detroit Road and North Abbe Road in Sheffield Village. The branch features state-of-the-art customer conveniences including drive-thru teller service, a drive-thru ATM, and a night deposit box.

Karen Davis



er love of children and teaching prompted owner/ director, JoAnn Moell, to open her first Kiddie Kollege Preschool in 1975 in Westlake. Now in her 37th year, she has six locations in the West Shore area including the Sheffield Center. JoAnn is proud to have been awarded for the sixth consecutive year the distinction of “Best Preschool in the West” in West Shore’s Livewell Magazine and, for two years in a row, “Best Preschool in Lorain County” by Pulse Magazine. Kiddie Kollege locations offer private pre-school separate from day care classes. All pre-school classes are staffed with certified teachers and maintain an excellent 10:1 student-teacher ratio. The goal of the day care is to provide children 6 wks to 12 yrs old a learning environment with age appropriate learning activities, using a specially designed curriculum, and to develop wholesome relationships. In addition to After Hours Care from 6pm to Midnight, several of our locations are now open Saturdays. Parents who work late hours or Saturdays are thrilled to have a place where their children are cared for in a safe, loving environment. JoAnn Moell, Owner

Karen Davis is Vice President and Branch Manager of the Sheffield Village KeyBank branch. She can be reached at 440-934-2266.

The Sheffield Kiddie Kollege Day Care & Pre-school is located at 5526 Detroit Road, Sheffield Village. Contact us at 440-934-0727 or

Michelle & Jim Sustersic “WE TAKE PRIDE IN YOUR COMFORT”



or over 23 years, J.D. Comfort has built a reputation of being the best in our business. We have developed long and productive relationships by providing superior service, quality installations and properly maintaining our customers’ equipment through our Service Agreement Program, which has several plans to fit into every budget,” says Jim Sustersic. “We look forward to the opportunity to work with you or your business on all your heating, ventilating, air conditioning and refrigeration needs.” Their 5500 sq. ft., fully-stocked facility includes a custom fabrication shop, a computerized office, 24 hr. service department, installation, sales & design departments and warehouse. Services include: residential and commercial heating, ventilation, air conditioning, air duct cleaning, air balancing, carbon monoxide & combustion analysis, hot water tanks, hydronics (boilers) and energy efficiency audits. Michelle and Jim state, “Our team is dedicated to providing indoor comfort to our customers’ satisfaction. We look forward to hearing from you!” Michelle & Jim Sustersic

Call J.D. Indoor Comfort, Inc. at 1-800-572-3595 or 440-949-8758 • 4040 Colorado Avenue Sheffield Village, Ohio 44054 • 10

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osanne Catella is the Vice-President of Ohio Business College (OBC), a career college that has been serving the citizens of Lorain County since 1903. OBC is a career-oriented school that prepares students for a variety of career options in fields such as information technology, healthcare, and business. “At Ohio Business College, we measure success by the accomplishments of our students,” Catella said. “Together, our faculty and staff work to create a learning environment that builds confidence, pride, and respect.” For the past 20 years, Mrs. Catella’s career has revolved around education. “Education changes lives. We see that every day at OBC and work tirelessly to provide our students with a quality education that leads them to a career and not merely a job.” Mrs. Catella resides in Geauga County with her husband and two college-age children. She travels 120 miles every day because of the passion she feels for her work at Ohio Business College.

Rosanne Catella

Visit Ohio Business College at 5095 Waterford Drive Sheffield Village, OH 44035 440-934-3101 .


Health & Wellness

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EMH Healthcare:

Expert Care – Exceptional Caring EMH Healthcare was founded in 1908 and today is a

nationally-recognized hospital system with campuses in Elyria, Amherst and Avon in addition to medical offices in Sheffield, Grafton, North Ridgeville, North Olmsted and Westlake. For more than a century, EMH has been committed to improving the health of our community through safe, high-quality and cost-effective care. EMH Healthcare offers an array of clinical services, from general medical, surgery and emergency services to our acclaimed cardiovascular and orthopedic programs.

EMH Elyria Medical Center has been recognized by Thomson Reuters as an 11-time “100 Top Hospital” in the nation and by the Employers’ Resource Council as an 11-time “North Coast 99 Top Employer.” Most recently, the hospital was recognized by U.S. News & World Report as the 5th Best Hospital in the Cleveland metropolitan area, out of 34 facilities ranked. For expert care and exceptional caring, you can count on EMH Healthcare. See ad on back cover.

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Cleveland Clinic Care Close to You in Lorain County Lorain Institute is comprised of Cleveland Clinic

locations throughout Lorain County, where patients can choose a primary care physician from internal medicine, family medicine, pediatrics or geriatrics. We also offer various specialty care  services including cancer, infertility, orthopaedics, and ophthalmology. In addition, our facilities offer high-tech imaging. Our Lorain, Elyria and Avon locations offer adults an Express Care clinic for walk-in convenience for common acute health problems. In addition, these locations offer fully accredited surgery centers giving patients the option to have outpatient surgery performed by a highly skilled Cleveland Clinic surgeon, closer to home. Some outpatient surgeries offered at our Lorain County locations include ophthalmologic, including cataract, LASIK and retina; and ear, nose and throat procedures.

Now Open: Cleveland Clinic Cleveland Clinic surgeons Richard E. Jacobs Health Center, in Lorain County also perform located at 33100 Cleveland Clinic Blvd, off Lear Nagle Road in Avon. a variety of specialty surgical procedures – many of which are minimally invasive – including hernia; thyroid; plastic and reconstructive, including breast reconstruction and augmentation; orthopaedic, including partial or total joint replacement; urologic and vascular. If you need additional services, our staff can facilitate your referral to specialists at Cleveland Clinic’s main campus, Fairview Hospital or Lakewood Hospital. Lorain Institute physicians offer the highest quality preventive care for the entire family. For more information, visit or call 1-888-633-9355. Same day appointments are available.

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Main Office 5505 Detroit Rd Suite B Sheffield Village 12

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Sleep Apnea is well known in the adult population. What has been overlooked is the presence of sleep apnea in children. Children’s symptoms include hyperactivity and behavioral problems, whereas adults tend to be lethargic and sleepy. Both adults and children with sleep apnea will deal with health issues but children will experience developmental and growth problems that will affect their whole life. If a child regularly snores when sleeping they most likely have sleep apnea. Treatment in children is tonsil and adenoids removal and or palatal expansion. People of all ages need to be diagnosed with a sleep study before and after treatment for sleep apnea. For help with Sleep Apnea or any other orthodontic concerns, come visit Dr. Thomas Herberger Custom Orthodontics at his new office at 5505 Detroit Road in Sheffield Village.

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Parks & Recreation

TrueNorth Cultural Arts

Theatrical Productions Unique to Lorain County Lorain County Metro Parks

in partnership with The Morning Journal is excited to announce the 2012-2013 TrueNorth Cultural Arts Theatre Season! This season is jam-packed with fun for the whole family. Enjoy main stage productions Fridays at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 3 p.m. The season opens with Annie Get Your Gun on September 14. This Wild West love story featuring sharpshooter Annie Oakley is sure to be a crowd pleaser. Enjoy four weeks of performances. The adventure and romance continues as TrueNorth Cultural Arts performs the classic The Sound of Music beginning November 30 through December 16. Experience the life of Helen Keller in The Miracle Worker from January 18 to February 3, 2013. This production chronicles the struggles and triumphs as Helen Keller learns to communicate despite being deaf, blind and mute. In honor of Black History Month, TrueNorth Cultural Arts will perform Ain’t Misbehavin,’ a tribute to black musicians from the Harlem Renaissance in 8025 Leavitt Rd., Amherst, OH the 1920s and 1930s. The 440.984.5282

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New Theatre Seating at French Creek Nature and Arts Center Individual Tickets Side Reserved Seats (in advance) $14 Center Section (in advance) $16 Side Reserved Seats (day of) $16 Center Section (day of) $18 Student Rate (under 18) $10

Season Tickets Main Stage (6) Mix and Match (8) Full Season (17)

$90 $120 $255

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These scenes are from previous productions held at the TrueNorth Cultural Arts Theatre and this coming season promises entertainment to please all!

production is slated for February 22 to March 10, 2013. The fun and music continues as the theatre features West Side Story April 19 to May 12, 2013. West Side Story tells the story of two rival teenaged gangs of different ethnicities. Things get complicated when a Romeo and Juliet romance transpires between members of opposing gangs. The season wraps up with Happy Days, A New Musical on July 12, 2013. When Arnold’s, a popular hangout, finds itself in financial trouble, Richie, Potsie, Ralph, Chachi and Fonzi pull together to raise money. TrueNorth Cultural Arts is thrilled to introduce its fifth season of Family Life Series productions. This series features “kid-friendly” performances with important lessons and activities for children. Enjoy Family Life Series performances Fridays at 6:30 p.m., Saturdays at 3 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. and Sundays at 3 p.m. For more information about upcoming productions visit or call 440-949-5200.

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Dining Guide Arby’s 5235 Detroit Road 440-934-3075

Bellacino’s Pizza & Grinders 5202 Cobblestone Drive 440-934-7555

Bellacino’s Pizza & Grinders Kentucky Fried Chicken

Burger King 5051 Abbe Road 440-934-1522

5210 Detroit Road 440-366-5992

Campus Grill

Marco’s Pizza

5324 Abbe Road 440-934-1958

5332 Detroit Road 440-934-3400

Camp Wahoo


5504 Colorado Avenue 440-934-4625

5250 Detroit Road 440-934-5120

China Star

New Chinatown Buffet

5194 Detroit Road 440-934-1720

5234 Cobblestone Road 440-934-2768

Cracker Barrel

Pizza Hut

Sorrento’s Italian Ristorante


5223 Detroit Road 440-366-6620

5196 Detroit Road 440-934-5059

Steak n Shake

Taco Bell

5380 Abbe Road 440-934-6680

5218 Detroit Road 440-366-8226

Subway Wendy’s 5282 Detroit Road 440-934-1600

5200 Abbe Road 440-934-7666

5041 Abbe Road 440-934-1441

5205 Detroit Road 440-934-7777

Quaker Steak & Lube

Got Yogurt 5330 Abbe Road 646-675-4127

Gus’ Sheffield Inn 4343 Colorado Avenue 440-949-1126

4900 Transportation Drive 440-934-9464

Ruby Tuesday 5274 Abbe Road 440-934-1200

Dine-In Carry-Out Delivery Catering

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Community Information Important Phone Numbers Emergency 911 Sheffield Village Municipal Complex 4340 Colorado Avenue Sheffield Village, OH 44054 440-949-6325 Fax: 440-949-6341

Mayor & Safety Service Director John D. Hunter 440-949-6325

Fire Department Jeffery B. Young, Fire Chief 440-949-6032 Non-emergency

Building Department 440-949-6209

Police Department Larry Bliss, Police Chief 440-949-6155 Non-emergency

Finance Department Timothy J. Pelcic, Clerk-Treasurer 440-934-1453

Service Department 440-949-6209 440-949-6155 Emergency after hours Water Department 440-949-6210 440-949-6155 Emergency after hours

Council Members Jean Ackerman 440-934-4794 Matthew Bliss 440-934-0333 Robert Markovich 440-242-8502 Walter R. Min 440-242-9403 Kevin Watkinson 440-242-9558 Carolyn White 440-934-2494

Sheffield-Sheffield Lake City Schools Administration Center 1824 Harris Road Sheffield, OH 44054 440-949-6181 Grades 9 – 12 Brookside High School 1812 Harris Road Sheffield, OH 44054 440-949-4220 Grades 6 – 8 Sheffield Middle School 1919 Harris Road Sheffield, OH 44054 440-949-4228 16

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Grade 5 Forestlawn Elementary School 3975 Forestlawn Avenue Sheffield Lake, OH 44054 440-949-4238 Grade 4 William Barr Elementary School 2180 Lake Breeze Road Sheffield, OH 44054 440-949-4233 Grades 2 – 3 Tennyson Elementary School 555 Kenilworth Avenue Sheffield Lake, OH 44054 440-949-4236 Grades Pre K – 1 Knollwood Elementary School 4975 Oster Road Sheffield Lake, OH 44054 440-949-4234

County Parks Lorain County Metro Parks 12882 Diagonal Road, LaGrange 1-800-LCM-PARK Lakeview Park 1800 W. Erie Avenue, Lorain 440-245-1193 Miller Nature Preserve 2739 Center Road, Avon 440-937-0764 True North Cultural Arts at the French Creek Nature Center 4530 Colorado Avenue, Sheffield Village 440-949-5200

Bundy’s Beverage Thank You!

Area Attractions, Clubs & Organizations Allen Memorial Art MuseumOberlin College 87 North Main Street, Oberlin 440-775-8665 Amvets Erie Post #55 Dan Anthony, Commander 530 Abbe Road Sheffield Lake 440-949-6769 Avon-Avon Lake Rotary Club Lake Erie Crushers All Pro Freight Stadium 2009 Baseball Boulevard, Avon 440-934-3636 Lorain County Chamber of Commerce 226 Middle Avenue, 5th Floor, Elyria 440-328-2550

LCCC Stocker Arts Center 1005 Abbe Road N, Elyria 800-995-5222 Lorain Palace Theatre 617 Broadway, Lorain 440-245-2323

Klingshirn Winery 33050 Webber Road Avon Lake 440-933-6666 Miller Boat Line 5174 E. Water Street Port Clinton 800-500-2421

Lorain Public Library Domonkas Branch 4125 E. Lake Road Sheffield Lake 440-949-7410

Northcoast Grapevine Tours 1319 W. 35th St., Lorain 440-282-6598

Jet Express Black River Landing Lorain Port Authority 611 Broadway/1355 Black River Road 440-204-2269 John Christ Winery 32421 Walker Road 440-933-9672

North Coast Regional Chamber of Commerce P.O. Box 275 Avon Lake 440-933-9311 Sheffield Lake Community Park Boat Launch 4001 Lake Road Sheffield Lake 440-949-7141

Visit our store and ask about the Wine Tastings!

Liquor . Wine . Beer

440-934-3040 5224 Detroit Road One stop shop-in & out beverage store

“That’s my Giant Eagle Advantage”

Store: 440-934-5271 Pharmacy: 440-934-5377 5231 Detroit Rd S h e ff i e l d Vi l l a g e

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North Coast Chamber of Commerce

The Power of More The North Coast Chamber of Commerce has nearly 200 member companies with business interests in Avon, Avon Lake, Sheffield Village, Sheffield Lake, and surrounding communities. The North Coast Chamber is a proud member of the Power of More organization. The Power of More is a networking group comprised of the following chambers: Fairview Park, North Olmsted, North Coast, and West Shore. These chambers host many joint events which gives their members more networking opportunities. Linda Hamann of EMH Regional Healthcare System and President of the North Coast Chamber says, “Working with the Power of More has added a new Avon • Avon Lake dimension to the North Coast Sheffield Village • Sheffield Lake Chamber. I am involved in many networking and community 440-933-9311 Linda Hamann organizations, but the North Coast Chamber, via the Power of More, has provided me with more opportunities to meet potential clients.”

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Golf Courses

Sheffield Village Historical Society 4921 Detroit Road Sheffield Village 440-934-1514

Brentwood Golf Club 12415 Grafton Road, Grafton 440-322-9254

Believer’s Spoken Word Tabernacle 1530 Lake Breeze Road 440-949-5522

Renewal & Deliverance Outreach Ministry 4020 Colorado Avenue 440-989-9522

Carlisle Golf Club 39709 Slife Road, Grafton 440-458-8011

Church of the Brethren 1430 Lake Breeze Road 440-949-7888

Sheffield Church of God 2280 North Abbe Road 440-934-6992

Cherry Ridge Country Club 1211 W. River Road, Elyria 440-324-3713

Hope Lutheran Church 4792 Oster Road 440-949-2620

Deer Track Golf Club 9488 Leavitt Road, Elyria 440-986-5881

New Haven Baptist Church 5290 French Creek Road 440-934-4293

St. Mark Am Serbian Orthodox Church 1434 Lake Breeze Road 440-949-8595

Sheffield/Sheffield Lake Youth Baseball Association 4840 Oster Road Sheffield Village Joe Gaspar, President 440-949-4871 Sheffield Village Lions Club President Walter R. Min 440-242-9403 councilmembermin@ Visit Lorain County 8025 Leavitt Road, Amherst 440-984-5282 800-334-1673

Echo Valley Golf Club 21056 Quarry Road, Wellington 440-647-2065 Emerald Valley Country Club 4397 Leavitt Road, Lorain 440-282-5663 Forest Hills Golf Course 41971 Oberlin Elyria Road, Elyria 440-323-2632

Church of God

Join us for worship on Sundays at 10:30 am and for our mid-week ministry on Wednesdays at 7 pm.

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St. Teresa of Avila Church 1878 Abbe Road 440-934-4227

Fox Creek Golf & Racquet Club 5445 Beavercrest Drive, Lorain 440-282-9106

Pheasant Run Golf Course 711 Pheasant Run Drive Lagrange 440-355-5035

Indian Hollow Lake Golf Course 16525 Indian Hollow Road, Grafton 440-355-5344

Pine Brook Golf Club 11043 Durkee Road, Grafton 440-748-2939

Oberlin Golf Club 200 Pyle Road, Oberlin 440-774-3923



Places of Worship

Royal Oaks Golf Club 1057 Parsons Road, Grafton 440-926-2959 Spring Valley Country Club 1100 Gulf Road, Elyria 440-365-1411

Lions Club serves year round The Sheffield Village Lions Club is here to serve Sheffield schools, residents, and businesses. The Lions take an active interest in the civic, cultural, social, and moral welfare of the community through their holiday awards dinner, poinsettia plant sale, pancake breakfast, eyeglass and eye exam program, and holiday gifts to needy families program. 100% of all funds raised are given back to programs within Sheffield Village. Upcoming events include the Poinsettia plant sale in the Fall, the Holiday awards dinner and gifts for needy families program in December and SHEFFIELD VILLAGE LIONS CLUB the Pancake Breakfast Proudly Serving Our Local Community! in the Spring of 2013. Meetings are the 2nd Sugarcreek Restaurant (in Drug Mart Plaza) and 4th Tuesday of each 5196 Detroit Road month from Noon to 1pm Meetings- 2nd & 4th Tuesday at Sugarcreek Restaurant, 12:00-1:00pm 5196 Detroit Road, 440New Members are Always Welcome! 934-5059. Please join us!

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Advertiser Index

Dr. Thomas Herberger, DDS.... p 12.


Rain Barrels

Attorney Thomas J. Smith / WHP............. p 4

Auto Dealership Premier Toyota......................... p 16.

BankS/Credit UnionS Lakeshore Community Credit Union............................... p 8. KeyBank................................ p 8, 10.

Gold Star Internet Cafe............. Inside Back Cover.

Jeffrey W. Kosman DDS........... p 11

Church Sheffield Church...................... p 20.

Cleaning & Restoration Services Duraclean................................... p 8.

Clubs & Organizations Avon-Avon Lake Rotary Club............................... p 17. Sheffield Village Lions Club ... p 20

Colleges & Universities LCCC............................................ p 7. Ohio Business College......... p 6, 10.

Construction Kokosing Materials, Inc............. p 4

sweepstakes CafE

Village Government Village of Sheffield......Inside Front Cover

Visitor Information Center

ChamberS of Commerce

Kiddie Kollege...................... p 7, 10.


The ribbon cutting at the Sears store in Sheffield Village. (left to right): Tony Gallo, Lorain Chamber of Commerce; Korby Spielberger, Store Manager; and John D. Hunter, Mayor of Sheffield Village.

Dentist/Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery


Bellacino’s Pizza & Grinders......... p 15.

Hair-Ways Studio & Spa............... p 11

Bundy’s Beverage.................... p 17.

North Coast Chamber of Commerce............................ p 17.


A Grand Day at Sears

Beverage Store

Lorain County Chamber of Commerce............................ p 17.

Rain Barrels N’ More.....Inside Back Cover

education Sheffield-Sheffield Lake City Schools................................ p 7.

Grocery Store Giant Eagle............................... p 17

Heating/Cooling J.D.Indoor Comfort............ p 10, 15.

Hospital/Medical Facilities Cleveland Clinic.................. p 12, 13.

EMH Regional Healthcare System - The Center for Orthopedics..... p 11, Back Cover

Visit Lorain County....................... p 14.

Warehouse Club/Membership Sam’s Club..................................... p 20.

Insurance Christy Jacobs Insurance Agency....................... p 4.

Manufacturing Oldcastle..................................... p 4.

Rain Barrels N’ MORE NOW OPEN!

Metro Park French Creek Nature & Arts Center............................ p 14.

Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Serafim N. Reppas, DDS., MD.....p 11

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Internet Cafe Internet Access . Fax . Copier

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Sweepstakes Cafe

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