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Sheffield Village MAGAZINE & COMMUNITY GUIDE This is an Image Builders Marketing Inc.™ Trademark Publication created and produced for the Village of Sheffield, Ohio. Copyright © 2017, All rights reserved. Image Builders Marketing, Inc. 9780 Beechwood Dr. North Royalton, Ohio 44133 440-346-4482 Additional copies are available at the Village of Sheffield Municipal Complex John D. Hunter, Mayor 4340 Colorado Ave. Sheffield Village, Ohio 44054

Contents 3 From the Mayor

4 Village Overview

8 education

11 Business & community


14 health & wellness

Photo: Michael Ciu

15 homes & real estate 18 community


21 Sheffield village map 23 dining guide

24 advertiser index

Image is Everything! Image Builders Marketing, Inc. would like to extend a special thank you

to all 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 support to make this a successful community project. Please note that for ease of reference, we have supplied an advertiser index at the end of the magazine. Whether you are new to the area or have lived here for a lifetime, we hope that you enjoy the informative features contained within and will keep it as a buyer’s guide and a reference for community information and phone numbers. Please enjoy your complimentary copy of the 2017-2018 Sheffield Village Magazine & Community Guide. Bernice Kaldy, Publisher


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View the book online at To advertise in the next edition, call 440-346-4482 or email Publisher Bernice P. Kaldy Art Director/Project Manager Tammy Spear Editor Laura Lakner Business Manager Mary Dodge Lead Graphic Designer Gail Hartman Contributing Designers Judy Beveridge, Violet Sullivan Production Coordinator Jocelyn Georgiev Account Executives/Community Consultants Scott F.W. Hughes, Brenda Jumpa, Bernice Kaldy, Pat Pell Map Mark Skellenger, KS Associates Photography Michael Ciu, Studio Q Photography Information Technology Consultant David J. Kaldy Copyright © 2017 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. ON THE COVER: Sheffield-Sheffield Lake City School District’s new, state-of-the-art, 150,000 sq. ft. middle and high school building. Photographer: Michael Ciu, Studio Q Photography.

FROM THE HEART: The community of Sheffield Village is what makes it special. (L to R): The annual Arts Festival at French Creek Nature & Arts Center is always fun, rain or shine; Opening of the VA Outpatient Clinic; 5K runner & friend at the Arts Festival.

Welcome to Sheffield Village Home is where the heart is – and Sheffield Village

is the heart of Lorain County! With over 13.50 square miles, our Village contains many wonderful amenities such as a first-class school system, top-notch safety forces and service department and exceptional parks for recreation.

Sheffield Village retains a neighborly Village atmosphere while offering the conveniences of a city. Our businessfriendly climate and progressive and innovative attitude, along with active North Coast and Lorain County Chambers of Commerce, fully supports local business. We are excited to have 286 successful, hometown and global business institutions call the Village home. Sheffield Village is one of the area’s most forward-thinking, proactive and fiscally-responsible communities, which is constantly demonstrated by an increase in cost-control measures without diminishing any Village services. In 2016, Crain’s Cleveland Business recognized us as the third most affluent suburb in Lorain County behind Avon Lake and Avon.

We are home to Ohio Business College and Lorain County Community College. We have hundreds of acres of parkland, 4.5 miles of natural and designed walking trails, baseball, football and soccer fields, picnic areas, shelters and playgrounds to enrich the lives of our residents and their families. By personally going out and discovering what we have in the Village, you help to keep our community vibrant and growing, making it a great place for living, raising a family, working and playing. You can learn more about the Village of Sheffield by visiting Sincerely, John D. Hunter, Mayor & Safety Service Director

Village of Sheffield Mayor/Safety Service Director

Sheffield Village Council: First Row (seated, left to right): Councilman Kevin Watkinson; Councilman Matthew Bliss; Councilman Bob Markovich; Mayor John Hunter; Councilwoman Carolyn White; Councilwoman Jean Ackerman; Councilman Pro Tempore Joe Koster. Second Row: Prosecutor David Graves; Clerk-Treasurer Tim Pelcic; Police Captain Visalden; Police Chief Larry Bliss; Fire Chief Jeff Young; Mayor’s Court Magistrate Kreig Brusnahan; Mark Skellenger, Engineer; Village Administrator Ken Kaczay; Law Director Thomas Smith.

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


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Village Overview

Come and Enjoy Life in Sheffield Village 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 offers 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. RECREATION

We continuously work on expanding our many short and long walking trails around the Village. We can now say someone can ride a bike or walk beginning at the Lake Erie shore through Sheffield Lake, Sheffield Village and into Elyria on a completed trail. 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.


Over 286 businesses ranging from manufacturing plants such as Ford Motor Company and PPG to a multitude of restaurant options generate the revenue base allowing the

The Veteran’s Administration Outpatient Clinic relocated to Sheffield Village for a more central access for Lorain County veterans.

Village’s nearly 4,000 residents to enjoy the lowest taxes in Lorain County. Recently the Veterans Administration (VA) Community-Based Outpatient Clinic relocated to Sheffield Village for a more central access for our Lorain County veterans. 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 business parks with room for expansion. With a surplus of undeveloped land, Sheffield Village has plenty of room to grow. Development will be done in such a way to welcome new businesses, yet keep industrial and commercial areas from infringing on the Village’s quiet and residential environment. While we still have room for continued residential expansion, rest assured it will be kept in mind 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, the Ohio Turnpike and three major state routes 254, 301 and 611. We’re close to Avon Commons, Crocker Park, Cobblestone and the Crossings, Elyria Mall, Maria Plaza, 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.


Photo: Michael Ciu


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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. We offer the lowest millage of any village or city in Lorain County. 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. Our residents enjoy excellent Village services. We’re the only fire department in Lorain County whose fire fighters all are paramedics. When you need assistance, you’ll receive three paramedics, not two paramedics and a fireman. We are able to obtain a 12-lead electric cardiogram in the field and radio contact to all local hospitals, including Cleveland Clinic, St. John Medical Center, University and Mercy. 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. We are preparing now for what we need to do as far as infrastructure five to 10 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 Village taxes. Residents are involved in the process by participating in committees that look at issues involving parks, sewers and streets.


Ohio Business College calls Sheffield Village home and Lorain County Community College is the premier education center in Lorain County with 14,500 students. You can achieve a bachelor or master degree at LCCC, where part of the campus is located in Sheffield Village.

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An active citizenry is the heart of Sheffield Village, too. The Historical Society, Lions Club and seven churches in the Village all are very active in the community. Community spirit peaks with our March to the Arts Festival including a 5k Run, celebrated annually in August. This year’s event is scheduled for Saturday, August 26, 2017 at the French Creek Nature & Arts Center. The most important thing we have in the Village is the community itself – the residents and the history of the Village. We vow to not lose sight of where we came from as we move forward to where we’re going to be. Come and enjoy life in Sheffield Village - the heart of Lorain County!

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Village Overview

Service Department The Sheffield Village Service Department consists of 9

full-time employees shared by all departments.

Service: In the summer, Village crews maintain all the road right-of-ways, signs and traffic signals. Berms are mowed and trees and shrubs encroaching on the roadways are trimmed. Roads are patched or paved, striping is painted, and neighborhood streets are repaired. During the winter, the Village plows State Highways 611, 254, and 301 under contract for ODOT. All Service Department employees are required to have a valid CDL license. Water: The Water Department services and maintains distribution pipelines for close to 5,200 accounts, 2,020 of those being residential services. Water hydrants are flushed, exercised and lubricated to preserve their ability to perform as needed. The occasional leak or break is repaired by the Water Department. Meters are read quarterly. This department has 5 employees with Water Distribution licenses and 1 with a Backflow Inspection license. Sanitary Sewer: The Sanitary Department serves as the caretaker of the sanitary sewer pipes, collection devices and lift stations owned and operated by Sheffield Village. This department has 4 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 2 pavilions. Restrooms are serviced daily and trash and litter are collected as necessary. In addition, the Service 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 weather and schedules permitting. Stormwater: From open ditches to culverts and retention ponds owned by the Village, the Stormwater Department cleans and maintains these areas. Road drains and outfalls are monitored and cleaned/repaired as necessary. These departments are managed by the Village Administrator, who is also responsible for managing all public facilities, floodplain management, stormwater administration, water distribution and collection and park facilities. The Service Department exhibits the “pride of ownership� with most 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 Ken Kaczay, Village, our residents. Village Administrator

Police Department The Sheffield Village Police Department

has evolved from a part-time department that now employs 14 full-time police officers, 4 parttime police officers, 4 full-time dispatchers and 6 part-time dispatchers. Our staff is very diversified and, in addition to patrol officers, includes a school resource officer, detective bureau, and an officer that specializes in computer technology. We provide an officer that works with the United States Marshall Service on the Lorain County Violent Fugitive Task Force and we have a trained hostage negotiator that is a member of the Lorain County S.W.A.T. team. We strive to maintain state-of-the-art equipment and training. Every member of the Department takes pride in providing the


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residents, businesses, citizens and visitors of Sheffield Village with the most expedient, professional and courteous service possible.

Larry Bliss, Police Chief

Fire Department more positive outcome for the victim of an emergency.

Photo: Michael Ciu

The SVFD is staffed by 14 full-time and 9 part-time

firefighters. The full-time firefighters are divided into three 24-hour shifts: four on one shift and five on the other two. Sheffield Village is now classified as an ISO Class 3 Community (previously ISO Class 6), which translates into lower insurance costs for residents and businesses. We are proud that all SVFD employees are certified as paramedics and firefighters, which allows us to provide the community with efficient and effective emergency services. Our use of a 12-lead electric cardiogram in the field minimizes the damage from a heart attack. Our department also extricates trapped victims before treatment. SVFD currently responds with at least four firefighters/paramedics on each request for assistance, exceeding minimum standards of care in the pre-hospital setting. This practice assures a

The department’s modern equipment and welltrained firefighters detect, suppress and extinguish fires quickly. Sheffield Village also aids other area departments with large scale fires. In 2016, our firefighters provided state mandatory fire safety inspections to 433 business, industrial and educational facilities, which allowed us to become familiar with structures prior to an emergency. State of Ohio paramedic certification requires one and one-half years of training, firefighter certification requires 400 hours of classroom work and practical training, and fire safety inspectors attend school for 80 hours. Once certified, firefighters, fire safety inspectors and paramedics must obtain continuing education to maintain State of Ohio certification.

Jeff Young, Fire Chief

Sheffield Plant

4140 East River Road Sheffield, OH 44054 Phone: (440) 277-9740

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has been in the asphalt production business for over thirty years. We are committed to operating our asphalt plants and terminals in a manner that will meet or exceed EPA Regulations, insure compliance with ODOT specifications, and meet our customers’ expectations.


Education Sheffield-Sheffield Lake City School District

Inspire, Excite & Educate Sheffield-Sheffield Lake City

and a state-of-the-art television station. The district boasts a robotics team that

Photo: Michael Ciu

Photo: Michael Ciu

School District is an up and coming school district located 20 minutes west of Cleveland, Ohio, North of St. Rt. 90. The District serves approximately 1,700 students with a mission to inspire our students and staff to achieve success, excite our community to continue to support district improvements and to educate our stakeholders about district programs and opportunities.

A five-year strategic plan is in place with staff, community, and student support. A new 150,000 sq. ft. middle and high school building is the showcase of the district with the latest in teaching technology, computer labs, maker space rooms, science labs, athletic facilities

Above: Sheffield-Sheffield Lake School’s award-winning 2016 robotics team. Right: Michael Cook, Superintendent and Michael Pissini, CFO of the district.

COME DISCOVER YOUR CAREER at A Lorain County JVS career-technical education gives teens and adults the skills they need for the workforce and prepares them for college. Over 23 programs are available offering college credit, valuable industry certifications, and a connection to local employers.

Apply Online for High School Programs at Register Online for Adult Courses at

15181 State Route 58, Oberlin, OH 44074 • 440-774-1051 •


The Lorain County JVS offers career-technical training for high school students from 13 Lorain County School Districts in the following career areas: building trades, business & marketing, culinary, manufacturing & pre-engineering, transportation, community service, and healthcare. Program options are also available for 9th and 10th grade students. Students receive individualized, hands-on learning experiences in over 23 programs. Programs offer advanced academics and college credit, industry certifications, and a connection to local employers. Annually, hundreds of adults receive comprehensive training and retraining for new jobs or advancement opportunities in the JVS Adult Career Center. The programs and services are designed to help adults obtain the confidence and skills they need to reach their career goals or just enjoy the experience of learning something new.

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Dr. Glenn Faircloth, Superintendent

Photos: Michael Ciu

A few of Brookside High School’s stellar athletes.

has won at the state level multiple times and in 2016-2017 traveled to the world championships for Vex Robotics where they competed against 30 different countries. Girls volleyball and boys wrestling programs are consistent conference division champions/contenders and other athletic teams are very competitive as well. The marching band serves approximately 80 members per year and is known as one of the best bands in our conference. For a wealth of information on the schools, parent resources, athletics, community outreach, and more visit the school website at

St. Joseph Parish School

Dedicated to nurturing the whole child, spiritually and academically. • Grades kindergarten through eight • Small class size • Outstanding student achievement • Enrichment programs • State of the art classroom technology • After school care program • Transportation from Avon Lake, Avon, Sheffield Lake and Sheffield

“Creating disciples who are the hands, voice, and heart of Christ” 32929 Lake Road • Avon Lake • 440.933.6233

Real Education for Your Future.

A Leader in Higher Education Lorain County Community College

– established in 1963 – is the first community college in Ohio with a permanent campus serving the diverse needs of Lorain County and the region. LCCC provides affordable access to higher education – including at its University Partnership Ridge Campus on Lorain Rd. in North Ridgeville. LCCC offers a progressive, diverse educational environment with more than 100 academic programs and majors. LCCC has emerged as an innovator in higher education through the success of its University Partnership – the first of its kind at an Ohio community college – where students are able to pursue more than 50 bachelor’s and 10 master’s degrees from 12 of Ohio’s leading universities on LCCC’s campus. The College is committed to growing talent, offering theater and arts opportunities at the Stocker Arts Center, and is also a recognized leader in growing jobs through their technology incubator, the Great Lakes Innovation and Dr. Marcia Ballinger, Development Enterprise (GLIDE). President

The future is closer than you think and today, you need college. LCCC has the education you need, including the courses that transfer directly to universities, including those in the University Partnership on campus.

Visit or call (440) 366-4032.

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Tri-C®... Where Futures Begin The Cuyahoga Community College

(Tri-C®) Westshore Campus is committed to meeting the educational needs of the residents of the Westshore communities. The campus provides College Credit Plus courses for high school students, certificates, twoyear degrees and transfer opportunities for students in STEM, health careers, business and liberal arts. Students save thousands of dollars by completing the first two years of college at Tri-C because the tuition is about a third of the cost of tuition at a four-year institution. Community colleges are a great option for students with families, full-time jobs and outside responsibilities – saving time and money as you continue your educational journey. In the past five years, 35,000 students have transferred from Tri-C to four-year universities. The Westshore Campus has a variety of courses for both transfer as well as to earn a degree or certificate. Courses are offered in nursing, business, IT, science, pre-engineering, emergency medical technology, English as a Second Language, and many more.

J. Craig Snodgrass, CPA, CGFM Lorain County Auditor

226 Middle Avenue, 2nd Floor • Elyria, Ohio 44035 General ..................................... (440) 329-5207

Real Estate ............................. (440) 329-5212

Auditor Snodgrass ........ (440) 329-5170

Special Assessments ... (440) 329-5210

Appraisal ................................. (440) 329-5488

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Board of Revision ........... (440) 329-5269

Tax Map .................................... (440) 329-5757

Homestead ........................... (440) 329-5222

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Licenses - Dog, Vendor, Junk Yard, Cigarette............................ (440) 329-5717

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For more information on registration or for a campus tour, call 216-987-3885 or visit us online at

Dr. Terri Pope, President

Ohio Business College Since 1903, Ohio Business College has measured success by the accomplishments of their students. Their faculty and staff foster a learning environment that builds confidence, pride, and respect. They enrich students’ lives by providing progressive career training, along with the critical thinking skills necessary to be successful in various high demand professions within our communities.

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The flexibility and accessibility of associate degree and diploma training in Sheffield Village is what makes OBC different. Located within easy commuting distance of Elyria, Lorain, Vermilion, Amherst, and Avon, going to college in Lorain County is convenient, too. Call 440-934-3101 and let the friendly and helpful admissions staff walk you through the process as you discover all that OBC has to offer.

Sheffield Village Business Community Leaders

First Row, seated (left to right): Linda Hamann-Hadfield, Marketing Manager, UH Elyria Medical Center; Mary Felton, Senior Account Manager, Fidelity National Title; Tammy Bertrand, Marketing Manager, North Coast Chamber of Commerce; Dr. John Crooks, Associate Provost, University Partnership, Lorain County Community College. Second Row: Dr. Scott Nagy, Nagy Family Dental Group; John D. Hunter, Mayor & Safety Service Director; Michael Cook, Superintendent, Sheffield-Sheffield Lake City Schools; Tony Gallo, President, Lorain County Chamber of Commerce. Missing from photo: Dr. Marcia Ballinger, President, Lorain County Community College; Michelle Williamson, Operations Manager, Fidelity National Title; Char Wray, President, UH Elyria Medical Center. Photo Location: Brookside High School. Photographer: Michael Ciu, Studio Q Photography.


Fidelity National Title



idelity National Title, in Sheffield Village, has been in Lorain County for over 65 years. Headquartered in Jacksonville, Florida, the Fidelity family makes up the largest group of title companies & title insurance underwriters, collectively issuing more title insurance policies than any other title company in the United States. The Sheffield Village office handles all 88 counties in Ohio, serves 46 states and additionally does international work and has the products, staff, and service to help with all of your title insurance needs. They perform title exams, 1031 Tax Exchanges, new development, construction, refinances, short sales, bilingual closings, outside closings, escrow and more. Fidelity has been listed in Forbes Global 2000 and Fortune Magazine as one of America’s most admired companies and is also listed on Forbes “Super 500 Lists”. Commited to providing the best possible service, Fidelity starts the process by connecting you with the right specialist to handle your needs. They offer a full spectrum of solutions from residential

through complex commercial. Fidelity National Title is an active member of the local business community and proud to be a member of many organizations, a sponsor of local events and supporter of charities such as Genesis House, Blessing House, Homes for Heros, L’Amour du VIN, and many others. Fidelity is dedicated to making a difference in their community and helping new home buyers achieve their dream of homeownership. Mary Felton, Senior Account Executive and Michelle Williamson, Ohio Operations Manager

Fidelity National Title is located at 5340 Meadow Lane Court in Sheffield Village • 440-284-5100 Visit us online at

Nagy Family Dental Group



native of Lorain County, Dr. Scott Nagy graduated from Elyria Catholic HS in 1985 before earning his undergraduate and doctorate degrees at The Ohio State University. While at OSU, Dr. Nagy assisted at the Children’s Hospital night dental clinic and volunteered at the City Mission Clinic in downtown Columbus. After earning his doctor of dental surgery degree, Dr. Nagy practiced in Columbus for two years before returning home to Elyria to start his private General Dentistry practice. He has been serving people in our community for over twenty years. Recently, Dr. Nagy has cared for the needy through his Dentistry from the Heart Day and a Veteran’s Day event, both offering dental care at no cost. He and his team developed an in-office Dental Advantage Club where members receive all preventive care and considerable discounts on restorative, periodontal and surgical care at a reasonable yearly membership fee, exclusively for patients without dental insurance coverage. With a patient-focused practice and a mantra of “How may we help you?”, Nagy Family Dental Group clearly maintains their “anticorporate” culture as they move through the vision set by Dr. Nagy that is centered in helping more people improve their oral and systemic health.

As one of the select few General Dentists earning a license to practice I.V. Moderate Sedation Dentistry in Ohio, and with advanced surgical implant expertise earned from the Midwest Implant Institute, Dr. Nagy serves patients with a wide variety of dental needs. Digital X-ray and in-office 3D imaging are just a couple of examples of the technology utilized for patient care at Nagy Family Dental Group. Dr. Nagy’s compassion drives his commitment of excellence in providing oral health care in a caring, patientcentered environment to the people in our community. Dr. Scott Nagy, Owner

For the dental care of your entire family, visit Nagy Family Dental Group at 5201 N. Abbe Road in Sheffield Village 440-937-8878 • 1 2 12

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John R. Crooks, Ph.D., Associate Provost



ohn R. Crooks, of Avon Lake, is the Associate Provost of the University Partnership at Lorain County Community College. Previous to that he was the Dean of Science and Mathematics and Director of Distance Learning at LCCC. Before LCCC, Dr. Crooks was Chair of the Division of Science, Mathematics, and Computer Science and an Associate Professor of Biology at Iowa Wesleyan College. He received his BS and MS degrees in Biology from Northeast Missouri State University, and his Ph.D. in Biology from Bowling Green State University. He is a life member of the Missouri Academy of Science, the Ohio Academy of Sciences and Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Society. Expanding the number of programs in the University Partnership to augment the rich array of existing degrees available is his main focus as Associate Provost of the LCCC University Partnership. He also has responsibilities associated with growth and success of LCCC Athletics, Student Life, and Women’s Link. John R. Crooks, Ph.D., Assoc. Provost

Charlotte Wray, President UH ELYRIA MEDICAL CENTER


harlotte Wray, MSN, RN, MBA, was appointed President of University Hospitals Elyria Medical Center in September 2015. During her 25-year tenure, she has served as Vice President of Clinical Operations, Information Systems and Chief Clinical and Information Officer, among other roles. In addition to holding master’s degrees in both nursing and business administration, Ms. Wray is a member of the American College of Healthcare Executives and is a Certified Nursing Executive by the American Nurses Credentialing Center. Ms. Wray is a graduate of Elyria Catholic High School as well as a graduate of Lorain County Community College (LCCC) and the University Partnership at LCCC. Ms. Wray serves on LCCC Foundation’s Health Careers Advisory Committee and Vision Refresh Council as well as the Lorain County Chamber of Commerce board. A resident of Wakeman, Ms. Wray is the mother of three children: Marissa, Devin and Jared.

Your Photo Charlotte Wray, MSN, RN, MBA, President

Lorain County Community College • 1005 Abbe Rd., Elyria, Ohio 44035 440-366-4032 •

UH Elyria Medical Center • 630 E. River St., Elyria • 440-329-7500

Michael Ciu




tudio Q Photography, established in 2013 by Michael Ciu, is located in picturesque downtown Amherst, Ohio. This boutique photography studio is dedicated to providing a relaxed and creative environment for babies, families, high school seniors, pets, and more. In conjunction with their studio work, Studio Q Photography also provides group package portraits to several area schools and sports leagues, event photography, and corporate head shots. Studio Q Photography also has an archival division, Photo Res-Q, for photographic restoration services. Contact Studio Q Photography for all of your photographic needs! Michael Ciu, Owner

Studio Q Photography • 135 Park Ave., Amherst, Ohio 44001 440-320-1699 •


ichael F. Cook M.Ed. has served in public schools for the past 25 years with 14 of those years as a school administrator. Mr. Cook has spent 9 years with Sheffield-Sheffield Lake City School District. As principal of Sheffield Middle School, he lead them to their first ever “Excellent” Rating. He then became principal of Brookside High School, leading the teachers and students to improve ACT scores to a record high. Mr. Cook was promoted to superintendent in the 2013-2014 school year and has helped keep the district on the forefront of learning 21st century skills. Report card scores ranked Sheffield schools in the top 3 in Lorain County in 2015-16. Mr. Cook earned his B.A. in elementary teaching with a minor in social sciences from Hiram College and his Masters plus 36 hours of post Masters work from Youngstown State University. He currently serves as a trustee for the Ohio Department of Education’s “High Schools that Work” and “Making Middle Your Grades Work” school improvement Photo initiative. He also serves on the BASA Legislative Committee and the BASA State Department Committee. Michael Cook, Superintendent For more information on the Sheffield-Sheffield Lake Schools, visit


Health & Wellness

UH Avon Health Center has it all The UH Avon Health Center debuted in 1999 when

one of northeast Ohio’s first medically-based fitness centers – the EMH Center for Health & Fitness – opened its doors. The facility continued to expand along with the needs of the community, and in 2005 the first patients were treated in the EMH Avon Emergency Care Center – an 18-bed, freestanding emergency department, which was again one of the first of its kind in our area. Today, the 91,000 square-foot UH Avon Health Center consists of a state-of-the-art fitness center, along with physician offices, physical and speech therapy, radiology and lab services, as well as a full-service 24/7 ER. The UH Fitness Center offers more than 125 group exercise classes, senior programs, a day spa, and more. It was

named “Best of the West” in both fitness and spa categories by readers of West Shore magazine and the “Best of Lorain County” by readers of puLse magazine. The UH Avon Health Center also features comprehensive diagnostic services such as CT scans, Ultrasound, MRI, diagnostic radiology, screening mammograms, bone density screening and walk-in laboratory services. Under the same roof, you’ll also find physician offices, for medical specialties such as plastic & reconstructive surgery, hand surgery and obstetrics and gynecology. The UH Avon Health Campus 1997 Healthway Dr., Avon, OH 44011 (At the I-90 and Rte. 83 Interchange) 440-988-6800 •

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What will you dream about while you have your teeth fixed? Sedation dentistry uses

medication to help patients relax during dental procedures. It's sometimes referred to as "sleep dentistry." With the advent of sedation dentistry, regardless of how anxious you are about being in the dental chair, you can have dental treatment completed while you relax and enjoy your sweet dreams. Although the intention is to make you comfortable rather than unconscious, almost all I.V. moderate sedation patients drift off to sleep during their procedure. The levels of sedation used include: • Minimal sedation -- you are awake but relaxed. • Moderate sedation (formerly called "conscious sedation") -- you may slur your words when speaking and not

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remember much of the procedure. • Deep sedation -- you are on the edge of consciousness but can still be awakened. • General anesthesia -- you are completely unconscious. Doctor Scott Nagy has been serving his patients with I.V. moderate sedation and nitrous oxide for over twenty years during dental procedures like fillings, deep cleanings, extractions and surgical implant placement. Dr. Nagy has invested in his skill development through rigorous and well respected, extensive training programs at Miami Valley Hospital in Dayton and The Midwest Implant Institute in Columbus. Call Nagy Family Dental Group today to learn how they can help you at 440-937-8878. See Ad on page 1.

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Basic Questions about Closing and Escrow Closing on a home sale is the legal transfer of a property from one owner to another. It is also known as a “settlement” or “escrow”. Completing all the steps necessary for the final contracts to be signed traditionally takes about 30-45 days from start to finish. But in some cases, the process can take as few as 15 business days or less. Escrow is an arrangement in which a neutral third party, called an escrow holder, holds legal documents and funds on behalf of a buyer/seller. People

Homes & Real Estate

buying/selling real estate often choose escrow for their protection and convenience. The escrow holder distributes funds and documents per the buyer’s and seller’s contract. You’re Title and Escrow Company is part of the transaction to make sure that all instructions are mutually consistent and carried out, or to communicate issues that arise.

The experienced Insurance and escrow professionals of Fidelity National Title. (L to R): Mary Felton, Senior Account Executive and Michelle Williamson, Ohio Operations Manager.

For all of your title needs, contact Fidelity National Title at 440-284-5131 or visit sheffieldvillage


Homes & Real Estate

The Real Estate Process By Marydale Rogan

If you have bought or sold a home recently, you know that the process takes time with many layers of people involved. You have the sellers, buyers, sellers’ agent, the buyers’ agent, the title company, the lender AND the underwriter (if a mortgage is involved), the home inspector, the appraiser, contractors, etc. Each and every

person involved must do their part in a timely manner or the scheduled closing date can be delayed. Agents wear many hats – not only as a realtor, but as a counselor, marriage consultant, “referee”, babysitter, etc. By providing sellers with a comparable market analysis, the sellers can determine a competitive listing and selling price. Likewise, by providing comps (similar homes that sold in the last six months) to buyers, the buyers will have a good idea

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of the true value of the home. The three main factors that sell a home are: LOCATION, CONDITION, and PRICE, with price being the major component. In the state of Ohio, the broker determines the type of agency for their agents. A dual agency means that an agent can represent the seller and the buyer in the same transaction. A seller agency represents the interest of the seller only. A buyer agency means that the agent represents the buyer’s interest only. In all cases, the agent must follow their client’s lawful instructions, be loyal, promote their client’s best interests, disclose material facts, maintain confidential information, act with reasonable skill and care, and account for any money that they handle during the transaction. The most critical element of the real estate transaction is providing clients with excellent customer service. This is accomplished by communicating with the client each step of the way and explaining the listing, selling and/or buying process in detail. Communication is the key to a successful sale and a happy ending for all involved. For all of your real estate needs, contact Marydale Rogan at Russell Realty at 440-610-0133 or visit

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Community Information

Sheffield Village Fire 440-949-6032 (non-emergency) Sheffield Village Police 440-949-6155 (non-emergency)

Zoning Administrator & Residential Inspector Joe Temkiewicz 440-949-2298


Building, Planning, Service & Zoning Department 4480 Colorado Ave. 440-949-6209 440-949-6155 (emergency after hours)

Commercial Inspector Tom Horseman 440-324-9591 Engineer Mark Skellenger 440-365-4730 Finance Department Timothy J. Pelcic, Clerk-Treasurer 440-934-1453 Fire Department Jeffery B. Young, Fire Chief 440-949-6032 (non-emergency) Law Director Thomas J. Smith 440-695-8087

Photo: Michael Ciu

Village Administrator Ken Kaczay 440-949-6209

Sheffield Village Municipal Complex 4340 Colorado Ave. Sheffield Village, OH 44054 440-949-6325 (O) 440-949-6341 (F)

Cemetery Superintendent Kathy Keefer 440-934-1453

Important Phone Numbers

Prosecutor David Graves 440-242-7536


Finance Department 4820 Detroit Rd. 440-934-1453 Utilities & Water Department 4480 Colorado Ave. 440-949-6210 440-949-6155 (emergency after hours)

COUNCIL MEMBERS Meets at 7PM on the second and fourth Monday of the month In Council Chambers. Jean Ackerman 440-934-4794

Mayor & Safety Service Director John D. Hunter 440-949-6325 Mayor’s Court Magistrate Kreig Brusnahan 440-949-6324 Police Department Larry Bliss, Police Chief 440-949-6155 (non-emergency)

Matthew Bliss 440-934-0333 Joe Koster – Council ProTem 440-213-1597 Robert Markovich 440-242-8502

Your Center of Lifetime Learning 4125 E. Lake Road Sheffield Lake, OH 44054 440 -949-7410

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The Lorain Public Library System

has positioned itself as a comprehensive resource that promotes lifelong learning within the community. With early literacy programs, including story time and early reader events, the Lorain Public Library System provides unique opportunities for young children and teens to discover the joy and importance of reading. With the

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available adult programs, like computer training courses and book discussions, the library seeks to play a pivotal role in the lives of everyone in the community. The library offers a complete learning experience for all ages – one that goes beyond books. To learn more, visit or stop by one of our six locations and see what the library has for you.

Kevin Watkinson 440-242-9558 Carolyn White 440-934-2494

SCHOOLS Sheffield-Sheffield Lake City School District Superintendent Michael Cook Administration Building 1824 Harris Rd. 440-949-6181 Forestlawn Elementary Principal Gretchen Lopez 3975 Forestlawn Ave. 440-949-4238 Knollwood Elementary Principal Gretchen Lopez 4975 Oster Rd. 440-949-4234 Brookside Intermediate Principal Dan Rahm 1812 Harris Rd. 440-949-4237

Brookside Middle Principal Brent Schremp 1662 Harris Rd. 440-949-4228 Brookside High Principal Brent Schremp 1662 Harris Rd. 440-949-4220

UTILITIES Cable SPECTRUM (formerly Time Warner) 844-460-6720 Electric NextEra/NOPEC 855-667-3201 Natural Gas Columbia Gas of Ohio 800-344-4077 RITA Tax Collection Agency 800-860-7482  Continued on page 20

The Power and Simplicity of Endowed Giving

The Sheffield Village Historical Society

is dedicated to promoting an appreciation of the rich heritage of our Village by preserving documents, photographs, artifacts, and folklore that tell the story of Sheffield. The Society is an allvolunteer, non-profit, charitable/educational organization chartered by the Village of Sheffield in 2006. The Society publishes a quarterly journal, The Village Pioneer, and welcomes contributions of items related to the history and pride of our community. Our Society is fortunate to have obtained and renovated an early 1900s farmhouse as our museum, document archive and meeting facility, known as the Sheffield History Center. We are also fortunate that many descendants of the early settlers still live in the area and they have graciously contributed many documents and historic items to the History Center. Our goal is to transcribe, electronically scan, or digitally record these materials for future research. Visit the Village website for information or call 440-934-1514.

We are your Community Foundation.

By Danielle M. Locke CAP®, Gift Planning Officer

Imagine making one gift to that keeps on giving forever!

THIS is the power of endowment. And it’s within reach for everyone. Donors simply make a permanent, tax-deductible donation to any Fund at the Community Foundation of Lorain County, now or at the time of passing. We invest the principal wisely and a percentage of the earnings are used to provide $4.7 million in grants and scholarships annually. An endowment Fund can support any charitable passion, or benefit a specific organization like Community Resource Services or the schools. With a Donor Advised Fund, donors recommend the grants. Your gift will grow and make grants annually in your name…forever.

Founded in 1980, the Community Foundation of Lorain County is made up of more than 600 endowed Funds valued at approximately $122 million dollars. We wisely invest the Funds’ assets and a percentage of those earnings provides $5.8 million annually in grant support to non-profit organizations in Lorain County. Give the gift that keeps on giving. Make a donation to any Fund. Log on to

Leave a legacy. Create your own endowed Fund today or with your estate. Find out how at

(440) 984-7390


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Telephone Century Link 800-788-3600 Trash & Recycling Republic Services 440-458-5191

CLUBS & ORGANIZATIONS Amvets Erie Post #55 530 Abbe Rd. Sheffield Lake, OH 44054 440-949-6769 Domonkas Branch of the Lorain Public Library System 4125 East Lake Rd. Sheffield Lake, OH 44054 440-949-7410 locations-hours/domonkas-branch

Lorain County Chamber of Commerce 226 Middle Ave. - 5th Floor Elyria, OH 44035 440-328-2550 Lorain County Metro Parks / French Creek Nature & Arts Center 4530 Colorado Ave. Sheffield Village, OH 44054 440-949-5200 Lorain County Visitors Bureau 8025 Leavitt Rd. Amherst, OH 44001 440-984-5282 www.visitlorain

North Coast Chamber of Commerce P.O. Box 275 Avon Lake, OH 44012 440-933-9311

North Coast Rotary Club Sheffield-Sheffield Lake Youth Baseball Association SSLYBA 4840 Oster Rd. Sheffield Village, OH 44054 Sheffield Village Lions Club President Kreig Brusnahan 440-930-2600

PLACES OF WORSHIP Church of the Brethren 1430 Lake Breeze Rd. 440-949-7888 Hope Lutheran Church 4792 Oster Rd. 440-949-2620 New Haven Baptist Church 5290 French Creek Rd. 440-934-4293 Renewal & Deliverance Outreach Ministry 4020 Colorado Ave. 440-989-9522 Sheffield Church of God 2280 Abbe Rd. 440-934-6992 St. Mark Am Serbian Orthodox Church 1434 Lake Breeze Rd. 440-949-8595

US Post Office Lorain Branch 3190 Colorado Ave. 440-288-8593 Elyria Branch 345 E. Bridge St. 440-323-0263

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

Lions Club Serves the Community 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 the programs


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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 the pancake breakfast in the spring. Meetings are the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month from Noon 1pm at Sugarcreek Restaurant, 5196 Detroit Rd., 440-934-5059. Please join us!


Community Information Lorain County Chamber of Commerce

Progress through Partnerships When the Lorain County

Chamber of Commerce was formed 29 years ago, our local leaders focused on working together to provide programs and services to support business growth. Today the County Chamber continues to build upon that foundation as we foster and act as a liaison bringing companies and organizations together to continue to be the voice for business growth and prosperity; to encourage entrepreneurship and educational priorities; and to provide a healthy place to live, work, play and raise a family. Our 600-member organization continues to be one of the largest chambers in Northeast Ohio and we are proud to

Tony Gallo, President, Lorain County Chamber of Commerce, welcomes Northern Ohio Medical Specialists to their new Sheffield Village location.

provide top notch networking, cost-savings programs and educational opportunities to our new and established members. We are dedicated to Connect-Promote-Grow the Lorain County business community and promote supporting our local business every day. For information on our programs or to join, go to

North Coast Chamber of Commerce

Support and Growth for Local Business The North Coast

Chamber of Commerce supports businesses, schools and community organizations. Our mission is to advance the economic interest of our members and thereby stimulate growth and development in the North Coast Region. North Coast is also a strong member of the Power of More, a networking group of seven chambers of commerce with a goal of helping members develop new business contacts outside of their local city. The Power of More consists of North Coast, West Shore, North Ridgeville, Fairview Park, North Olmsted, Olmsted and Parma area


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STRONG SUPPORT FOR BUSINESS: Mayors Bring (Sheffield Lake), Hunter (Sheffield Village), Zilka (Avon Lake) and Jensen (Avon) at the North Coast Chamber Luncheon.

chambers and has over 2,200 members. We offer over 50 networking events a year to our members and run annual golf outings to benefit local schools with scholarships. For information on becoming a member, please contact Tammy Bertrand at 440-371-1353.

Dining Guide RESTAURANTS Arby’s 5235 Detroit Rd. 440-934-3075

KFC Kentucky Fried Chicken 5210 Detroit Rd. 440-366-5992

Burger King 5051 Abbe Rd. 440-934-1522

Marco’s Pizza 5332 Detroit Rd. 440-934-3400

Camp Wahoo 5504 Colorado Ave. 440-934-4625

McDonald’s 5250 Detroit Rd. 440-934-5120

China Star 5194 Detroit Rd. 440-934-1720

Mr. Hero 5321 Detroit Rd. Coming soon!

Cracker Barrel 5205 Detroit Rd. 440-934-7777

New Chinatown Buffet 5234 Cobblestone Rd. 440-934-2768

Domino’s Pizza 5322 Abbe Rd. 440-934-0909 Jimmy John’s 5330 Abbe Rd. 440-934-1109

Panera Bread 5382 Abbe Rd. 440-934-8008 Pizza Hut 5041 Abbe Rd. 440-934-1441

Quaker Steak & Lube 4900 Transportation Dr. 440-934-9464

Subway 5282 Detroit Rd. 440-934-1600

Ruby Tuesday 5274 Abbe Rd. 440-934-1200

Sugarcreek 5196 Detroit Rd. 440-934-5059

Sorrento’s Italian Ristorante 5223 Detroit Rd. 440-934-6644

Taco Bell 5218 Detroit Rd. 440-366-8226

Steak n Shake 5380 Abbe Rd. 440-934-6680

Wendy’s 5200 Abbe Rd. 440-934-7666

32822 Walker Road Avon Lake 440-653-9561 (L to R) Along with handcrafted beer, Avon Brewing Company serves unique, upscale dishes in their neighborhood brewpub. (Far Right) The mouth-watering Mediterranean Burger at Erie Burger Co.

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Fairview Park

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Advertiser Index Apartments-Luxury Lorain County Community College........................................p 9, 13

Asphalt Production

Ohio Business College....................p 10

Real Estate/Title Insurance

Kokosing Materials Inc.....................p 7


Fidelity National Title...............p 12, 15

Assessments/Appraisals Licenses/Taxes

Nagy Family Dental Group....................................p 1, 12, 14


Lorain County Auditor...................p 10

Dry Cleaning/Alterations

Attorney at Law

Ridge Cleaners................................p 24

Kreig J. Brusnahan, Attorney at Law.............................................p 24

Marydale Rogan - Russell Realty........................................p 16, 17



KS Associates....................................p 5

Avon Brewing Company................p 23

Garden Center/Greenhouse

Erie Burger Co................................p 23

Auto Dealership Premier Toyota.................................p 7

Chamber of Commerce Lorain County Chamber of Commerce..................................p 22 Power of More Chambers..............p 22

Charitable Organization Community Foundation of Lorain County.................................p 19

Church Sheffield Church of God................p 20

Cleaning/Restoration Duraclean........................................p 17

Clubs & Organizations Lions Club.......................................p 20 North Coast Rotary Club................p 24

Colleges & Universities Cuyahoga Community CollegeWestshore Campus.........................p 10

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The Preserve at French Creek Apartments.....................................p 17

North Coast Rotary Club

Pinehaven Garden Center..............p 22

Government/Village Village of Sheffield..........................p 3

Renee Musat - Keller Williams........p 17

Schools/Career & Technical Lorain County JVS............................p 8



St. Joseph Parish School...................p 9

JD Indoor Comfort.........................p 16


Luxury Heating & Air Conditioning...................................p 16

Sheffield-Sheffield Lake Schools........p 8, 9, 13, Inside back cover

Hospitals/Medical Facilities


UH Avon Health Center.................p 14

Abbe Road Self Storage...................p 5

UH Elyria Medical Center.................Inside front cover, p 13



Shaw Trucking & Excavating..........p 24

Veterans Services

Lorain Public Library - Domonkas Branch.............................................p 18

Pavers/Retaining Walls/ Outdoor Living Old Castle..........................................p 5

gives you an opportunity to engage with community-members, professionals and business leaders who want to use their expertise for good. Our efforts support local youth leadership development - essay writing, public speaking, ethics, world cultures, youth exchange and scholarships. Community and service projects benefit local foodbanks,

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Studio Q Photography...................p 13

Lorain County Veterans Service Office........................ Back cover

Wine/Beer/Liquor Minotti’s Wine & Spirits.................p 23

child safety programs, disaster relief and more. We partner with national and international organizations to make a difference. Join us at 7:30 a.m. on Tuesdays. It’s not only a good way to get to know us - it’s also a great way to get involved in your community. Email us at for more information!




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Knollwood Elementary 4975 Oster Road Sheffield, OH 44054 PH: 440-949-4234

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