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Altenheim Life Plan Community Expands Local Campus in 2018 Memory Assisted Living and Therapy Rehab Center to Serve Resident Health Needs

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Altenheim Senior Living is the only local not-for-profit Life Plan Community offering a full continuum of services which include independent living, assisted living, skilled nursing and rehabilitation, long term nursing care, memory care, home health care, outpatient physical therapy and private duty. As a Life Plan Community, one move to the campus will meet resident needs for services as they evolve. Altenheim is ranked in the top 1% of all Ohio skilled communities and US News and World Our goal is to Report has recently ranked the community a achieve optimal 5, resulting in a top performing Best Nursing mental, physical, Home in 2017-18. Only the top 15% of nursing homes in the U.S. are honored with this and spiritual award. Our award-winning care is delivered by professionals with an unmatched passion for well-being. their work and compassion for their residents. Altenheim continues to be in the forefront of enhancing care delivery and is a local leader in providing health, wellness and residential information pertinent to seniors and their families. “This is an exciting time for Altenheim Senior Living. 2017 marked our 125th year of providing services to the Greater Cleveland community,” said Paul Psota, CEO. “This vision of community service began when Altenheim opened its doors in 1892 in Cleveland as a safe haven

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for aged women. We continue that vision in 2018 with the new Shurmer Place Memory Assisted Living residence and the new, state-of-the-art Altenheim Therapy Rehab Center. Our focus continues to be on creating an environment and culture that transforms the delivery of services so that we are truly person and family centered.” The new Shurmer Place Memory Assisted Living residence and Altenheim Therapy Rehab Center were designed by Cleveland based architects, C.C. Hodgson Architectural Group, according to Planetree principles. These principles represent the highest level of achievement in person-centered care and design. Their goal is to achieve optimal mental, physical, and spiritual well-being of residents, families and staff. Planetree is the leading international patient-centered healthcare organization promoting the design of healing environments. C.C. Hodgson Architectural Group is one of only 12 architectural firms in the United States appointed to the Planetree Visionary Design Network. This is a distinction that establishes firms as specialists in healing and holistic designs. Inspired by Altenheim’s Germanic roots, the architectural team designed the new Therapy Rehab

Altenheim Therapy Rehab Center

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– Architecture by C.C. Hodgson Architectural Group

Center in the manner of an alpine lodge with iconic elements such as a gabled roof, shake shingles, rustic wood, and expansive windows. The Rehab Center will operate according to hospitality principles. There is a Welcome Center with a Genius Bar, information kiosks and a full service spa, including massage therapy. Other hospitality elements include 32 private rooms with private bathrooms featuring large, accessible roll-in showers, and a hospitality kitchen and dining room. Room service will be offered. The vaulted therapy gym has versatile therapy spaces including a fully operational training kitchen, bedroom, bathroom, laundry, and an outdoor driveway for training in the client’s personal vehicle. The Rehab Center’s location on Pearl Road, just north of the Giant Eagle Market District, will create a strong community identity and connection.

Shurmer Place Memory Assisted Living The Shurmer Place Memory Assisted Living residence incorporates a residential model with a picturesque cottage aesthetic. The two story residence is designed as a highly therapeutic environment to adapt to the changing needs of residents with memory challenges. The facility ensures safety and security while supporting residents’ functional abilities through meaningful activities, stimulation, and socialization. There are 38 private suites in six households. Each household has its own living room and either an enclosed four-season room or a separate porch with direct access to a secure outdoor area. Located on each floor is a residential household kitchen with multiple dining rooms, a multi-sensory room, and other amenities to ensure maximum independence in a safe environment. Both Shurmer Place Memory Assisted Living and Altenheim Therapy Rehab Center have strong connections to nature as a source of well-being and for therapeutic value. The new buildings have outdoor access with an expansive, secured courtyard for Memory Assisted Living and a dedicated therapy garden for the Rehab Center. The opening of both communities is slated for early 2018.

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Strongsville IMAGE BOOK & COMMUNITY GUIDE This is an Image Builders Marketing Inc.™ Trademark Publication created and produced for the City of Strongsville, Ohio. Thomas P. Perciak, Mayor Copyright ©2018, All rights reserved. Image Builders Marketing, Inc. 9780 Beechwood Dr. North Royalton, Ohio 44133 440-346-4482 www.ImageBuildersMarketing.us Additional copies are available at participating sponsors or at: Strongsville Municipal Offices 16099 Foltz Pkwy., Strongsville, Ohio 44149 440-580-3100 Chamber of Commerce 18829 Royalton Rd., Strongsville, Ohio 44136 440-238-3366 Or view the book online at: www.Strongsville.org www.strongsvilleOH.us www.strongsvillechamber.com To advertise in the next edition, call 440-346-4482 or email info@imagebuildersmarketing.us Publisher BERNICE P. KALDY Art Director/Project Manager TAMMY SPEAR Editor LAURA LAKNER Business Manager MARY DODGE Lead Graphic Designer JUDY BEVERIDGE Contributing Designers GAIL HARTMAN, VIOLET SULLIVAN Production Coordinator JOCELYN GEORGIEV Account Executives/Community Consultants BERNICE KALDY, SCOTT F.W. HUGHES, BRENDA LOUIS, PAT PELL Contributing Writer KEN McENTEE Map LAURA KALDY Photography BEVERLY DAVID PHOTOGRAPHY Information Technology Consultant DAVID J. KALDY 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 Strongsville Image Book & 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 ©2018 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.

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Contents 8 MAYOR’S WELCOME 10 CITY OVERVIEW 17 FINANCIAL 18 CHAMBER OF COMMERCE 19 EDUCATION 24 BUSINESS &

COMMUNITY LEADERS

34 HEALTH & WELLNESS 39 SENIOR LIVING

44 HOMES & REAL ESTATE 47 RECREATION & SENIOR CENTER 50 COMMUNITY INFORMATION 56 STRONGSVILLE MAP 58 PLACES OF WORSHIP 58 LIBRARY 59 DINING GUIDE 63 ADVERTISER INDEX

ON THE COVER: Strongsville’s Ehrnfelt Recreation and Senior Center, 18100 Royalton Rd., offers a vast array of classes, programs and activities for every age, in addition to a pool/aquatic center, gym, track and a huge assortment of workout and weight equipment. The front desk can be reached at 440-580-3260. Photos provided by Andrea Bartel, Beverly David Photography and the City of Strongsville. THIS PAGE, TOP: Strongsville's Business & Community Leaders at Southpark Mall, see special section on page 24. PHOTO: Andrea Bartel, Beverly David Photography.

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From the Mayor

Welcome to Strongsville. Two hundred years following the official establishment of Strongsville Township, our city remains strong, vibrant and an ideal community in which to raise a family, work and operate a business. With the support of our generous civic groups and faith-based organizations, our residents and our business men and women are the fiber that binds our town together. Strongsville exemplifies a good quality of life. Few communities offer such a diverse balance of modern amenities, parks and recreational opportunities and a location that offers convenient access to anywhere. While being home to nearly 45,000 residents, making us the fifth largest suburb in Cuyahoga County, Strongsville maintains a small town charm that is evident in summer band concerts on the Commons and social activities throughout the year, culminating in the magical Winter Wonderland that rings in the holiday season. When you attend our annual holiday lighting ceremony, with a thousand people gathered together on the Commons, and see the little children with eyes the size of half-dollars, you know you’re in a place you can be pleased to call home. As mayor, I couldn’t be prouder of the services we provide to Strongsville’s residents - from our service department to our first responders in our police and fire departments. These services wouldn’t be possible without a strong business sector that creates jobs and generates income tax revenue to pay for safety, street maintenance, recreation and other amenities. The business climate in Strongsville remains robust, as evidenced by an astounding 97 percent occupancy rate in our four business parks, where more than 160 manufacturing and technology firms employ nearly 9,000 people. On behalf of the city, I am proud to present this 16th Annual Strongsville Image Book and Community Guide. On the following pages you will find the stories of some of our local business owners and operators – our neighbors who have so much invested in our town. It is through their generosity that this magazine is possible. Please consider patronizing them when you go out to shop and dine. Whether you are a resident, a Strongsville business owner or a visitor, I’m confident that this magazine will serve as a valuable resource to better familiarize yourself with our wonderful town. Sincerely,

Thomas P. Perciak Mayor

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City Overview

STILL STANDING TALL: The modern day Maatz barn (left); and the Maatz farm in the early days of Strongsville’s history (below). Photos courtesy of Carole Maatz.

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It may be hard to imagine today, but the snowy ground beneath the winding streets of Westwood Farms once supported the gliding runners of the sleigh that carried Arthur Maatz to school on wintry days. Normally, Carole Maatz explains, her father would walk from the family home that still stands on Albion Road, across the open fields to the Vigil district schoolhouse at the corner of Prospect and Depot – an old road known today as Westwood. But when the snow was deep, Arthur’s father, Frederick, a German immigrant who planted his family’s roots in Strongsville in the 1860s, brought out the horse drawn sleigh for the ride to school. “In those days there were no houses between our

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farm and Prospect Road,” Maatz tells a large gathering at the Strongsville library, during her recent historical presentation, Where Have All the Buggies Gone? Buggies are seldom seen in the city today, and Strongsville is no longer a 25-square-mile patchwork of farmland. Today, that land is divided among vibrant residential, retail and light industrial areas that contrast the natural beauty of the Cleveland Metroparks Mill Stream Run reservation, which nearly bisects the town from the northwest to the southeast. “There isn’t a better balance of business and recreational amenities than you’ll find here in Strongsville,” says Mayor Thomas Perciak, noting the myriad youth sports, arts, scouting and other activities available to kids and adults. Today, the city of about 45,000 residents is a patchwork of children, parents and grandparents; neighbors, friends


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BLENDING THE NEW WITH THE OLD: During the summer months, residents can purchase produce at the local Farmer's Market (left); the annual Rib Burn-Off (above) is very popular event hosted on the Commons; the Strong House (right) once home to city founder John Strong, has been a general store, a post office, an apartment house, and is currently a doctor’s office.

and business leaders who gather at the community’s many events – often held at the Walter F. Ehrnfelt Recreation and Senior Center or the Commons in the center of town. Brent Painter, the city’s director of economic development, said recent changes around the Commons will enhance Strongsville’s small town environment – even as new restaurants and retailers fill the city’s main thoroughfares. “The Commons already is a gathering place for events like Homecoming, the Rib Burn-Off, Winter Wonderland and summer band concerts,” Painter says. “But now the

area is opening up to tie in some wonderful amenities like the Strongsville Historical Village, the library and the recreation and senior complex. With the new restaurants opening up near the Commons, people are able to grab a bite to eat while enjoying an evening in a park-like area.” Meanwhile, the city during the past couple years has invested in recreation/senior center renovations to be sure the facility – which will be 20 years old in March - remains one of the area’s finest, says Bryan Bogre, director of parks, recreation and senior services. >> Continued on next page

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A $1 million roof replacement, which is being done in three sections, will be completed in 2018, Bogre says. Other projects include the phasing in of cost-saving LED lighting, new flooring and complete renovation of the locker rooms. In 2016, all of the cardio and weight room equipment was completely replaced. “The facility is a great place to work out, but it’s also a social gathering spot for the community,” Bogre says. “You see people sitting around chatting, or grabbing breakfast or lunch at the Crossroads Café, which I think is one of the city’s hidden jewels.” Outdoor recreational activities also are abundant in Strongsville. The town may no longer be made up of corn, soybeans and dairy cows like it was during its first 150 years, but thanks mainly to the Metroparks, 20 percent of Strongsville’s land is green space, Perciak says. In fact, the mayor notes, Strongsville’s 3,100 acres of green space alone exceeds the entire size of some neighboring suburbs. Although the Metroparks accounts for two thirds of that green space, Strongsville also has 207 acres of recreational fields, 700 acres of private common

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space and 72 acres of playgrounds. Helping to make Strongsville even greener this year, the city has collaborated with Southwest General Health Center to create a new community garden. The garden, spearheaded by Jennifer Milbrandt, coordinator of natural resources, and resident Neal Klabunde, includes 64 plots that are leased to local residents to grow organic crops. The garden is located at Southwest General’s Strongsville Medical Center at Drake and Pearl roads. Gardeners are encouraged to donate a portion of their harvest to the Strongsville Emergency Food Bank. “It’s another example of residents, civic organizations and the local government working together for the common good,” Perciak says. HERE WE GROW!: Local Boy Scouts help construct community gardening plots located at Southwest General Health Center.

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Strongsville‘s Economic Development By Ken McEntee

Strongsville’s ample retail business areas, concentrated primarily along routes 42 and 82, draw the attention of locals and visiting motorists. But it’s the activity in less traveled areas – the city’s business parks – that are most essential for funding city services, said Brent Painter, Strongsville’s director of economic development. “Eighty five percent of our general fund that pays for police, fire and other services comes from income tax, and 53 percent of that income tax revenue is generated in our four business parks,” Painter says. “Our business parks are the main driving force of our city services.” Those parks, which are home primarily to light

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MILLS BUSINESS PARK: XL Screw and Applied Industrial Technologies relocated to Strongsville in 2017 within the new 197,000 SF Mills Business Park Building 1.

manufacturing and corporate office space, boasted a solid occupancy rate of 97 percent, reflecting Strongsville’s ability to attract and retain business, he says. “We have fostered a reputation as being business friendly and offering attractive, top of the line business parks,” Painter says. “What’s important is the quality of the companies that are coming into the business parks. We’re not just looking to fill space. We want to attract solid companies that provide well paying jobs. But my main goal is to retain the businesses that we have.” Among the companies completing or starting major business park projects during the past year are: Mills Business Park, in the Strongsville Business & Technology Park (formerly known as Foltz Industrial Park) - Indianapolis-based developer Scannell Properties this year completed Phase I of Mills Business Park, a 186,000-square-foot speculative industrial building located on the former site of baseball fields. Two tenants have leased space in the building – XL Screw Co., Applied Industrial Technologies, which will employ more than 100 workers. Along with the first building, Scannell has poured a pad for a second 197,000-square-foot building to be constructed at a future time. Protech Powder Coating, in the Strongsvlle Business Park - Protech this year became the second Montrealbased firm to locate a facility in Strongsville in recent years, Painter said. Protech, with 60 local employees, makes powder coatings for the automotive industry in its newly purchased 100,000 square foot building. Recently, Montreal-based HDI Landing Gear invested $20 million to expand its Strongsville facility. “It’s interesting to have two companies from Montreal locating a presence into the city of Strongsville,” Painter said. Nirvana Energy Systems, in the Dow Circle Research & Development Park - Nirvana is a Silicone Valley company that expanded into Strongsville to work with the NASA Glenn Research Center on a project to convert natural gas into electricity for home use. Woodpeckers Inc., on Prospect Road near Route 82 -


Woodpeckers, a manufacturer of woodworking equipment heavy equipment for waste, recycling and other industries. submitted plans to double the size of its 45,000 square foot “The testimonials we get from our existing companies facility. are the best recruitment tools we have,” Painter says. Foundation Software Inc., in the Strongsville Business “The attractiveness of the community itself is another Park – Foundation, one of the fastest growing companies important draw. Businesses understand that quality of in Northeast Ohio, is life in a community is building a new 18,000 important to attract topsquare foot office facility flight employees. And we to supplement its 48,000 stack up very well with a square foot corporate strong housing stock, ample headquarters. retail and dining amenities, Union Home Mortgage, a lot of park space and in the Dow Circle park recreational activities Union Home Mortgage, and a very open and another of Northeast Ohio’s welcoming environment for fastest growing companies, newcomers.” UNION HOME MORTGAGE HEADQUARTERS: In 2017, Union Home has expanded its national Prompted by the Mortgage, recognized as one of Northeast Ohio’s fastest growing companies by headquarters on Dow growing use of online Crain’s Cleveland Business, expanded their national headquarters in Strongsville. Circle. shopping, City Council’s TestOil, in the Progress Drive Business Park - TestOil, Economic Development Committee this year established an oil analysis laboratory, added 5,500 square feet of lab a Retail Subcommittee to look into the needs of retailers in and office space to its Progress Drive facility. shopping areas like SouthPark Mall. OBC Industries, in the Progress Drive Business Park “We don’t feel that retail is going to go away,” Painter OBC Industries, formerly named Ohio Baler, relocated its says. “But it is changing and evolving. We want to make corporate headquarters from Cleveland to a 60,000-square- sure that we’re out in front of the challenges retailers are foot building on Alameda Drive. The company provides going to be dealing with.”

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City Overview City of Strongsville Financials Where does the City’s funding come from? The City receives the funding it needs to provide basic services to residents through a variety of sources. The tables present a pictorial view of the significance each source of revenue contributes to the City’s overall fiscal health. For 2017, Municipal income tax is the largest contributor to the City’s general fund revenues. The financial stability of its diverse business base enables the City to generate a steady stream of income tax.

Where does the Income Tax Come From?

3.70% 5.70% .50% 2.00% 84.5%

2016 General Fund Revenue Breakdown Charges for services (3.70%)

Income taxes (84.50%)

Fines, Licenses & Permits (5.70%)

Hotel/Motel Tax (.50%)

Intergovernmental (1.80%)

Miscellaneous (2.00%)

Property taxes (1.30%)

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Chamber of Commerce The Strongsville Chamber of Commerce is

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established in 1941 and one of the largest chambers in the State of Ohio, continues to provide its members opportunities vital to their success and to be a part of the framework of the community as it continues to grow. The Chamber offers a convenient way to meet new people, locate business opportunities, and access a vast array of information. A city SCHOLARSHIP STUDENTS AND STUDENTS ENTERING THE MILITARY: (Front row) Alson Ryder-Air Force, Margaret Milbrandt, Mia Stanfar, Mary Stroemple, Justyna Krupa, Hallie Goss, Sara Girard, Lilliana Neal, prospers by community-wide Leah Marko, Taylor Czworkowski-Navy, Julia Foust, Danielle Abdallah. (Back row) Mayor Perciak, Mrs. Ferree, cooperation and so will you! Megan Bowman, Diana Ridgeway, Kathleen Doyle, Carolanne Zelis, Peter Mocho, Joseph Clark, Jaret Reimer, Jack The Chamber’s signature Skrant, Austin Motsinger-Army, Ryan Venter, C.J. Lent, Mr. Finkler, Mr. Kawiecki. Not Pictured: Richard Dohar-Army, Evan Hayes-Army, Andrew Kawalek-Marines. events are the Holiday Scholarship Dance and the Cheerful, Fall Festival, Arts in Strongsville, annual Homecoming Festival. This past Community Band, Ehrnfelt Recreation Center spring the Chamber funded scholarships for programs, Excellence in Athletics turf field 20 students. For the past several years, the project, Rotary Club, Historical Society, Chamber has contributed the highest number Strongsville Education Foundation, Strongsville’s of scholarships, with the highest dollar value, July 4th fireworks display, Winter Wonderland, of any local organization. Donations are also the building of the Strongsville Food Bank and made to the Polaris Education Foundation and many more. the Sts. Joseph and John Schools Media Center. Amy Ferree, All members of the Chamber receive emails The Strongsville Homecoming Festival Executive Director, and newsletters as well as a listing in our web benefits numerous Strongsville organizations Strongsville Chamber membership directory, and when contacted and community events, such as the of Commerce about company services, we only refer members. Achievement Centers for Children – Camp Membership benefits include monthly luncheon meetings, Business After Hours events, Women in Business meetings, Business Expo, and Strongsville Young Professionals events. All are great opportunities to network and the Chamber also provides opportunities for members to send email blasts, and post job openings and special events on the Chamber website. Group discounts for health insurance and Workers Compensation are available through NOACC (Northern Ohio Chamber of Commerce). The Strongsville Chamber of Commerce is located at 18829 Royalton Road, just across from the Commons. For more information, call 440-238-3366 or visit www.strongsvillechamber.com.

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Education

Strongsville City Schools

Dear Parents and Community Members: It is my honor and privilege to serve as Strongsville City Schools’ Superintendent. Our district serves over 5,400 students and is comprised of one preschool, five elementary schools (grades K-5), one middle school (grades 6-8) and one high school (grades 9-12). We continue to implement our comprehensive vision and strategic plan for the District: Strong Schools 2020. Through this plan, and our goals of academic achievement & growth, financial prudence, and community engagement, we are building a district of excellence and innovation and will continue our drive in becoming a premier district in the region and state. These goals help to guide our work and ensures that we are preparing our students for the many paths they will follow after graduation from Strongsville High School. Whether it is continuing their education in a college/university setting or beginning their journey in a professional career, students are developing the skills necessary to be successful and meaningful contributors to society. Twenty-five Advanced Placement courses, eighteen Honors courses, and eleven Industrial Technology courses are just a few of the choices students have in our robust curriculum offerings. Remaining fiscally responsible Cameron M. Ryba, with the funding and resources Superintendent Strongsville City Schools entrusted to us is of the highest importance to our district. With significant decreases in State funding for education, it has become even more paramount to create additional efficiencies and ways to maximize revenues. The efforts of our Treasurer’s office has not gone unnoticed – they have received the Association of School Business Officials

International Meritorious Budget Award for the past two years, recognizing excellence in preparation and presentation of our district’s budget. Without our community’s support, Strongsville Schools would not be where it is today. Our community’s confidence in the direction we are headed was made >> Continued on page 20

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clear with the passage of the recent renewal levy. The renewal levy is a five year extension of an existing operating levy, originally passed in 2007, which will provide approximately $7.9 million for district operating expenses through 2023. Updated textbooks, transportation throughout the district, learning technologies, Advanced Placement and Honors courses, and cocurricular and extracurricular opportunities are some of the ways this renewal levy will be used to benefit the students and schools in the Strongsville District. Our goal at Strongsville City Schools is to build and strengthen a collaborative atmosphere, dedicated to always working in the best interest of our students. We need you as a partner for our district to continue reaching our shared goal of excellence for our students and community. Whether it is attending an athletics event, enjoying a concert by our talented musicians, or volunteering in our classrooms, we appreciate the important connections being made between our schools, students, teachers, staff, and our overall community. I look forward to working with our parents and community in the coming year. If I can be of any assistance, please contact me at 440-572-7010 or cryba@scsmustangs. org. You can also visit our website (www.strongnet.org) for additional information about our district. Go Mustangs!

Strongsville City Schools Facts Rigorous, Diverse, Student Focused Programs Over 5,400 students participate in an exciting classroom atmosphere supported by an accredited, comprehensive curriculum, diverse student activities and clubs, engaging teachers, and committed support staff n Award-winning instructional, instrumental, and vocal programs n A comprehensive high school curriculum, including twenty-five (25) Advanced Placement course offerings and eighteen (18) Honors courses n 92% of students complete a college core curriculum n College admission test scores above state and national average n Nine (9) High School National Merit Scholarship Semi-Finalists and four (4) Commended Students for the 2017-18 school year n In 2016-17, Strongsville High School earned a spot on the 7th Annual AP District Honor Roll. Strongsville was one of only 32 schools in Ohio to be recognized. To earn this recognition, SHS increased the number of students participating in Advanced Placement (AP) courses, while also increasing or maintaining the percentage of students earning AP Exam scores of three (3) or higher for the past three years.  n Athletics: State and Regional championships in boys’ and girls’ sports n

The School Community Connection Over 79% of faculty have earned a Master’s Degree n Nationally Board Certified and state designated Master Teachers on staff n Supportive and involved residents and business community n Multi-faceted community engagement programs n Online access to student progress and performance reporting n

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K-5), one (1) middle school (grades 6-8), and one (1) high school (grades 9-12) with planetarium n New Strongsville Middle School opened August 2016 n Completion of Strongsville High School renovation in January 2017 n Completion of preschool renovation as well as critical repairs and upgrades to elementary buildings n Contemporary athletic facilities including synthetic turf fields at middle school and high school n Up-to-date technology providing secure wireless access to school and student devices, interactive whiteboards in classrooms, 4,650 Chromebooks for student use and continuous professional development on the integration of technology into our learning environment n Eliminated six (6) buildings and repurposed one (1) building to save resources, increase efficiencies, and maximize educational offerings. Allen Elementary closed in 2010, Zellers Elementary closed in 2015 and repurposed as SCS Administrative Offices, and Drake Elementary, Albion Middle School, Center Middle School, Office of Pupil Services, and the Board Office Building closed in 2016.

Finances School district is the largest employer in the City of Strongsville n $81 million bond issue passed November 2012 for construction/renovation projects n Recipient of the Association of School Business Officials International (ASBO) Meritorious Budget Award for the District’s FY 2017 budget presentation. First time recipient. n Recipient of the Association of School Business Officials International (ASBO) Certificate of Excellence in Financial Reporting for the District’s FY 2016 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR). First time recipient. n Recipient of the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting for the District’s FY 2016 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR). First time recipient. n


Polaris Prepares Students for Successful Careers At Polaris Career Center, we provide high quality career-technical education for middle school, high school and adult education students. Programs are offered at both our Middleburg Heights campus and at satellite locations throughout our various communities. We serve more students than ever before enrollment in our middle and high school programs has increased by a whopping 155% over the last four years! Why? We offer innovative, hands-on programs that appeal to students. We also provide students access to training and certifications that open the door to exciting careers

right here in Northeast Ohio. In fact, over 97% of our high school graduates get jobs, enlist in the military or attend college/technical school, and nearly 88% of our Adult Job & Career Training Program students are employed after graduation. We partner with over 300 advisory council members (business owners, graduates, higher education partners, economic development professionals and community organizations) who make sure our programs stay relevant and meet or exceed employer expectations. In addition, we connect with colleges and universities which link Polaris students to FREE or

reduced cost college credit. As a result, nearly 70% of Polaris high school students pursue higher education. In the spring of 2018, we will begin a top-to-bottom renovation of our Middleburg Heights campus which will enable us to modernize labs and classrooms, make infrastructure improvements and invest in new equipment and technology for all career-technical programs (both in Middleburg Heights and at our offsite satellite locations). Consider a career-technical education and achieve success at Polaris Career Center! Call 440-8917600 or visit polaris.edu for more info.

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Education financial aid and counseling. The KeyBank Public Safety Training Center, the only one in Northeast Ohio, provides specialized training for EMTs, firefighters and police officers. Public Safety Training, as well as Information Technology, are two of Tri-C’s Centers of Excellence located at the Western Campus. Residents have access to cultural events, guest speakers, student theater productions and athletic facilities, which include a fitness center, gym, indoor pool and athletic fields. Non-credit classes are offered to senior residents through the Encore program. An extension of the Western Campus, Brunswick University Center provides more than 100 associate degree courses, as well as bachelor’s degree programs in criminal justice, business administration, accounting and management leadership through Tiffin University and Franklin University. Both locations serve area residents: Western Campus at 11000 Pleasant Valley Road, Parma, and Brunswick University Center at 3605 Center Road, Brunswick. For more information, call 216-987-6000 or visit www.tri-c.edu.

Tri-C’s Western Campus Provides Educational Opportunities For 50 years Cuyahoga Community College’s Western Campus has provided quality, affordable education to area residents. Tri-C students save thousands of dollars because they enroll in the same general education courses offered at four-year universities for much less. Through College Credit Plus, high school students earn credit toward associate degrees the same time they are earning high school diplomas. The Western Campus offers more than 1,000 day and evening classes for associate degrees and certificates. Students have access to industry-standard laboratories, spacious learning environments and services such as

Academic Excellence Values • Service to Others A National Blue Ribbon School of Excellence, Sts. Joseph and John School in Strongsville has been instilling Catholic values, setting high standards for academic excellence, and developing positive attitudes for service in its students for over sixty years. At SJJ, character development is stressed by using Catholic principles and practices, providing opportunities to live these principles, and recognizing students for exhibiting ethical and moral behavior. We live the values and teachings of our Catholic faith, serve as Jesus served, and encourage lifelong learning.

Discover the SJJ Advantage! 12580 Pearl Road, Strongsville, OH 44136 440-238-4877 sjjschool.org

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Strongsville Business & Community Leaders

Profiling some of Strongsville’s most recognizable faces FIRST ROW (seated, left to right): Nancy Nebenzahl, PT, Hands-On Physical Therapy at Altenheim; Tina Grant, Coach & Manager, Howard Hanna; Dane Donaldson, Agent owner, State Farm Insurance; Jana Florek, Owner, Budget Blinds; Mary Siskovic, Owner, Today’s Headlines Salon; Cameron Ryba, Superintendent, Strongsville City Schools; Liz Rowan, Owner, Nothing Bundt Cakes; John J. Urban, Attorney at Law, Ltd. SECOND ROW: Eric Schaefer, Owner, My Personal Trainer; Greg and Nancy Filo, Owners, Gregory Filo Jewelry Design; Sandy Croft, Owner, Strongsville Mini Storage; Mark Florek, Owner, Budget Blinds; Thomas P. Perciak, Mayor, City of Strongsville; Amy Feree, Executive Director, Strongsville Chamber of Commerce; Dr. Sarpreet Bindra, Internal Medicine, Southwest General Medical Group, Inc.; Paul Psota, CEO, Altenheim Senior Living; Jay Nabors, Attorney at Law & Associate, John J. Urban Attorney at Law, Ltd. THIRD ROW: Dr. Donna

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Imhoff, President, Cuyahoga Community College; Peter Bergmann, President, University Hospital Parma Medical Center; Brian Toma, CFP, AIF, Freeman Heyne Toma Financial Advisors; Matt Croft, Facility Manager, Strongsville Mini Storage; Kyle Peterson, General Manager, Shinto Japanese Steakhouse; Marguerite Nagy, Branch Manager, PSE Credit Union; John Zahrte, Pastor, Royal Redeemer Lutheran Church; Erica Young & June Kasidonis, Kasidonis Heating & Cooling; Dr. William Aerni, William Aerni DDS. Fourth Row: Dr. Patrick McCluskey, Owner, Timber Ridge Neck & Back Pain Clinic; Jeff Daso, President, Daso Custom Cabinets; Fr. Joe Mamich, Pastor, St. Joseph Catholic Church. PHOTO LOCATION: SouthPark Mall, Strongsville. PHOTOGRAPHER: Andrea Bartel, Beverly David Photography.


AERNI DENTAL High Quality General Dentistry, Implants, Orthodontics and State-of-the-art Technology all in One Location Yes, Aerni Dental is convenient, but more importantly, it’s recognized as one of the best. Dr. Aerni has been in practice for 29 years as a general dentist who also performs dental implants and orthodontics, as well as general dentistry. He’s that rare type of dentist who takes the time to listen to his patients and is never in a hurry. A graduate from Case Western Reserve University, Dr. Aerni earned the distinguished Robert James Award in recognition of his dedication to the pursuit of excellence in general dentistry and implantology. To this day, his mission is to provide the gold standard of care to each patient and to leave them feeling happier, healthier, and more confident. To achieve this, he designed a world class facility with state-of-the-art equipment so patients could have all their needs met in one location. He chose to break ground near the Metroparks. Why? So while his patients were receiving the best care they could also look out their window and enjoy the calming beauty of nature. Who does that? A professional who thinks about what is best for you.

Dr. Aerni not only has his office in Strongsville he lives there too, raising his five children alongside his wife. As a family man, he understands the challenges and pressures families are under. It’s one of the reasons why he is passionate about Tip Edge orthodontics. He believes it’s the most comfortable, fastest, and most cost effective way to achieve that beautiful smile for a lifetime. When Dr. Aerni’s son Jake came home from basketball missing a front tooth, he didn’t realize just how lucky he was. As a highly skilled implant surgeon, Dr. Aerni used all the tools and techniques at his disposal to give Jake back his beautiful smile. When he’s not working, Dr. Aerni can be found coaching CYO football at St. Joseph and John School in Strongsville. He loves kids and he’s all about teamwork. That’s why he’s assembled a highly skilled staff dedicated to preventative care. Just like football has a game plan, your dental care will have one, too. Dr. Aerni and his staff will work with you to keep your teeth healthy and strong for life.

Dr. Aerni pictured with four of his five children. L to R: Chad, Kyle, Christopher, and Jake

Dr. Aerni and his staff are wonderful! Professional and compassionate! I was very pleased with my experience. Dr. Aerni is genuinely invested in the health and welfare of his patients. My course of treatment was carefully determined and he spent as much time as I needed to understand the things that needed to be done, and in which order. I would highly recommend Dr. Aerni’s practice. ~ Marianne

The Aerni Dental Team can help you with all your preventative, restorative, surgical, and orthodontic needs. To learn more or schedule a visit call 440-683-6833 or visit them on line at www.AerniDental.com. Aerni Dental is located at 11177 Pearl Road in Strongsville.

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DASO CUSTOM CABINETRY Hand Crafted Luxury & Quality Since 2000

custom cabinet design, but they will also guide you with your countertops, backsplashes, and accessories. Jeff Daso, President

Daso Custom Cabinetry began in 2000 when Jeff Daso combined his passion for making custom, high-quality furniture and outstanding customer service to create a cabinetry business different than the rest. He first began building cabinetry out of a small garage for close family and friends. Word spread and he quickly outgrew that small garage. Their business headquarters now includes a 20,000 square foot manufacturing and finishing facility along with a 10,000 square foot showroom. In 2015, they opened their second showroom in Strongsville to offer their northern Ohio customers a local and convenient location to witness their work first-hand. This year, they are expanding to open their third showroom located in Dublin, OH to better serve their central Ohio customers. Daso Custom Cabinetry currently employs over 20 employees that share the same passion for custom, high-quality cabinets and outstanding customer service as Jeff did when he started in that small garage almost two decades ago. From their knowledgeable and friendly designers to their highly experienced installers and carpenters, they ensure a flawless process from start to finish. Not only will they create your

Daso specializes in building custom, high-quality cabinets for your kitchen, bathroom, office, entertainment room, bar, or any other projects that you may have throughout your home or business. Each cabinet they build and install is built by hand for your specific project along with your custom design and finish. You can select your choice of cabinet style, size, wood species, and finish without being confined to stock or pre-set options. They pride themselves on this capability because it offers them the ability to give their customers exactly what they desire. If you have a project in the near future and are in need of cabinetry, give them a call at 330-464-0713 or visit them at their Strongsville showroom located at 17200 Pearl Road. You can also like them on Facebook at www.facebook.com/ dasocustom to stay up-to-date with their latest projects and updates.

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Jana and Mark Florek STYLISH WINDOW TREATMENTS START HERE

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ince 2004, Jana & Mark Florek of Budget Blinds have been offering window treatment solutions to home owners and businesses alike. From the initial free In-Home Consultation to the expert measuring and installation, Jana and Mark are involved in the complete process to make sure you are well taken care of. Budget Blinds, the largest window covering company of its kind in the country, offers quality products with industry-leading warranties. They offer fashion-forward styles and window treatment options to fit any budget as well as provide the comfort and security of working with a locally owned family business. With selections from the top window covering companies from around the world, Budget Blinds will help you achieve the look and style you want. Whether you need light filtering, room darkening, heat control or just looking for that “wow” factor, the team at Budget Blinds takes the time to listen to you and address your needs. Come visit their showroom, where you can see all of the

latest in window coverings, shades, blinds, shutters and drapery. You can also set up an appointment for their convenient shop-at-home service, where they bring samples and swatches directly to you so that you can see how they look in your home before you make a purchase.

Mark & Jana Florek, Owners

Visit Budget Blinds at 14761 Pearl Road in Strongsville • 440-572-2480 • www.budgetblinds.com

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reeman Heyne Toma – Financial Advisors is a full service advisory firm with offices in Strongsville and Cincinnati. Led by Managing Partner, Brian Toma, Freeman Heyne Toma helps individuals and small businesses plan for their financial future using a goal based approach to asset management. With six Financial Advisors and six Client Relationship Managers on staff, FHT Advisors is built to deliver a top notch customer experience. “Our clients come from all walks of life and the experience of our advisors and our client service team places us in an ideal position to help meet our clients needs. When you choose to work with us, you benefit from obtaining comprehensive advice from a team of highly qualified and credentialed professionals who have successfully managed money through some of the most difficult times in history. As a team, we have over 100 years of combined asset management experience,” says Brian Toma. So what makes FHT Advisors different from other financial planning firms? Bear Rupert, Financial Advisor at FHT Advisors says, “It’s all about the client relationship and doing what’s right.

We love getting to know our clients and we do not take lightly the trust our clients put in us. When we meet with our clients, we dig deep to determine what their goals are which allows us to provide them with customized investment strategies to work specifically toward those goals. More importantly, we help our clients think for the long term and discuss the “what if’s” in life that may need attention during the planning process. Preparing our clients for their financial future comes down to so much more than just dollars and cents and that’s where I feel that we are really able to bring value to our client relationships.” (Left to right): Bear Rupert, CWS®, AIF® Financial Advisor; Brian Toma, CFP®, AIF® Managing Partner; Tom Dragar, CFP®, AIF® Sr. Client Relationship Mgr.

Call 440-879-2912 for a Free Consultation • www.fhtadvisors.com • Located at 18400 Pearl Rd., Ste. B in Strongsville Securities and advisory services offered through Cetera Advisors, LLC, Member FINRA/SIPC. Freeman Heyne Toma LLC and Cetera Advisors LLC are non affiliated companies.

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Kasidonis Heating and Cooling Inc.

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asidonis Heating and Cooling Inc., the popular yearround heating, cooling and plumbing specialists have served commercial and residential customers in Medina & Cuyahoga Counties and surrounding cities for 22 years.

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

over a year, it’s time. “All it takes is dust particles on the burner, carbon build-up on your flame sensor, or a dirty filter to shut down your system when you need it most,” owner June Kasidonis cautions. If your current system needs replacing, Kasidonis provides FREE ESTIMATES. “Also, for those who have not joined the Kasidonis Klub yet, it is a great maintenance program for your home. For $150/year it covers all your cleaning checkups, provides 1/2 off service calls and discounts on parts and equipment, including plumbing calls.” Licensed, bonded, insured and certified, Kasidonis has earned the Super Service Award for the last 8 years with Angie’s List and a Gold Star Award with BBB. Call us at 330-220-8125 and mention this article to get Your New 10% off any A/C or furnace Photo will go service call, or have unit here cleaned and checked for $65 (Reg $95). Kasidonis - WHERE FRIENDS REFER FRIENDS. www.kasidonisheatingandcooling.com

Erica Young and June Kasidonis, Owner

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t “My Personal Trainer”, they believe that strength training with resistance, along with proper nutrition, is the key element of exercising. My Personal Trainer takes changing lives very seriously. They are the polar opposite of your typical health and fitness center. All of their clients come in by appointment to a clean, private, nonintimidating studio with only 1 to 3 clients present at any time. MPTS programs will fit most budgets with affordable monthly rates ranging between $99 to $149. Their two-part program of anaerobic strength training and nutritional counseling takes just twenty minutes, twice a week. Their full body, high intensity interval training work-out is key, getting you more fit in less time and supercharging your metabolism. The positive effects of strength training have been shown to occur at any age and gender, and include: increased muscle strength and size, increased flexibility, decreased risk of injury, increased metabolic rate and a profound influence on physical capacity and physical appearance. We lose up to ½ pound of muscle every year after our early teens. This gradual loss of muscle tissue causes

a corresponding loss in one’s metabolic rate, but an increase in muscle tissue will also cause a corresponding increase in our metabolic rate. This is the closest you can get to the fountain of youth. Regardless of your goals, whether you have unwanted fat to lose, you need to get stronger, or you want more energy, let MPT’s certified professional trainers help you achieve a healthy tomorrow. Fight the ongoing aging process with regular strength training and proper nutrition and reap the many positive benefits that My Personal Trainer has to offer.

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Get strong and healthy today by calling My Personal Trainer and take advantage of 2 FREE SESSIONS to try their services! Broadview Heights - 440-838-8400; Strongsville - 440-878-9000; Berea - 440-234-3075; Westlake - 440-808-0000 • www.ohiomypersonaltrainer.com

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SHINTO JAPANESE STEAKHOUSE & SUSHI BAR A Strongsville Favorite Serves Up Fresh Japanese Cuisine and Great Atmosphere

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hinto isn’t just about the food. It’s all about the experience, says GM Kyle Peterson. The beauty of the decor, the uptempo music and the warmth and welcoming friendliness of the staff and the other customers add to the tantalizing taste on your tongue, appealing to your every sense. “You feel the energy when you walk in,” Kyle says. “You can come here to enjoy the entire evening out, starting with a great cocktail, a delicious dinner, then relax out on the patio. Shinto, which has become a Strongsville favorite since it opened in October 2004, offers a contemporary atmosphere, while featuring the best in sushi and Japanese cuisine-prepared hibachi style, if you like, by entertaining tableside chefs. The spacious, open environment makes Shinto inviting for people of all ages. Among the Shinto specialties is the Godzilla Challenge. For fifty dollars you can test your might on a five-plus pound sushi roll! If you finish within an hour, you will not only get it for free, but also get a $25 gift card for your next visit. Kyle says, “of the over 100 people to try it, only three have completed.”

Featured entrees at Shinto include center-cut Chateaubriand - served with homemade garlic butter - and juicy scallops. “We use only the freshest ingredients,” Kyle insists. “Our kitchen manager hand-picks all of his ingredients several times a week directly from the source.” Also, while you are at Shinto, be sure to enjoy a special martini or a Sake Bomb. “A restaurant itself is tables and chairs,” Kyle says. “The people and the atmosphere, like you find at Shinto, are what makes it special.”

Kyle Peterson, General Manager

Enjoy the Shinto experience at 17070 Pearl Road in Strongsville. Call 440-878-3868 or visit www.shintoexperience.com

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he congenial mother and son team of Sandy and Matt Croft make Strongsville Mini-Storage more than a convenient place to store your stuff. A stop into their office is always welcome. They often ask potential customers to “make us your first stop!” Customers trust their household and business items to Sandy and Matt because of their fenced, well-lit, secure facility boasting clean and well-maintained units. “A lot of our long-time customers have become more like friends over the years and enjoy stopping in the office to simply say “hello” and visit for a few minutes. Our customers are the main reason we both love coming to work every day. We are proud to hear the many thank you’s from our customers for the excellent service we generously provide to all of them!” Believers in giving back to the community in which they live and serve, Sandy and Matt are both members of the Strongsville Chamber of Commerce. Sandy is also active in such organizations as the Rotary Club of Strongsville, which hosts the annual Chili Open, Strongsville Duck Race, and A Taste in Strongsville. Matt

continues to help the Rotary Club in some of their community activities, including their annual clothing drive. Strongsville MiniStorage is one of the drop-off points for the clothing which helps many families in the area. She is also a past member of the Arts in Strongsville, which hosts the annual Day at the Chalet. Matt has been a tremendous help in past years at the Day at the Chalet and was always found at his wellknown silver truck during this event, collecting food for the Strongsville Food Bank. Sandy and Matt are always willing to help in the community that has always been generous to both of them!

Sandy Croft, Owner & Matt Croft, Facility Manager

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Altenheim Life Plan Community has Expanded to include Outpatient Physical and Occupational Therapy

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onna Imhoff, Ph.D., joined Cuyahoga Community College as president of the Western Campus and Brunswick University Center in February 2016.

Before coming to Tri-C, Imhoff was campus president of Community College of Allegheny County in Pittsburgh for eight years. During her 30-year career at CCAC, she worked 22 years as a psychology faculty member. Her education includes a doctorate in social and comparative analysis education and master’s certificate in women’s studies from the University of Pittsburgh; master’s Your degree in school psychology from Photo from Duquesne University; and bachelor’s degree in rehabilitation education cover photo from Penn State University. shoot goes Imhoff works with area leaders, business owners and community organizations to match higher educational resources with community and business needs.

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ancy Nebenzahl’s 15 year-old practice, Hands-On Physical Therapy, recently became a part of Altenheim Life Plan Community, expanding Altenheim’s rehabilitation services into outpatient physical and occupational therapy. “Previously we provided inpatient therapy services to residents on our campus, and we provided home-based therapy in patients’ homes. With Nancy and her team on board, we now provide topquality services to patients of all ages who are mobile and able to come in for an office visit,” says Paul Psota, Altenheim’s CEO. “It’s significant for us to offer hand therapy as there are so few specialists in that field,” Paul says. “It’s unique for a senior living Your community to offer such a wide range of Photo from inpatient, outpatient and home-based occupational and physical therapy.” cover photo Later this year, Altenheim will open a new, shoot goes state-of-the-art outpatient therapy rehab here center on its campus in Strongsville. Until then, outpatient occupational and hand therapy will be performed at Hands-On’s Nancy Nebenzahl, PT offices on Pearl Rd. Get more information by visiting Altenheim.com. Visit the Hands-On Physical Therapy’s website at HandsOnPTS.com or call 440-238-0300.

Dane A. Donaldson - State Farm Insurance HELPING PEOPLE MANAGE THE RISKS OF EVERYDAY LIFE, RECOVER FROM THE UNEXPECTED AND REALIZE THEIR DREAMS

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f you have a family or are a senior citizen, Dane Donaldson’s State Farm office may be the perfect fit for you! Dane’s past 16 years with State Farm has taught him to serve these two key groups as they have the most insurance needs. Dane’s office is made up of seven full-time, fully-licensed and trained professionals with a combined 50 years of in depth insurance experience. This is just one of the many reasons why more than 3,100 families in NE Ohio trust them to be their agency of choice. Do you need coverage for home, auto, life, health, or your business? Stop in at 17026 Pearl Road in Strongsville, call them at 440-268-0600, view their website at www.danedonaldson.com or send an email to dane@sf007.net, You’ll be glad you did!

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lthough a new position in 2017, managing the Strongsville office is not new to Tina Grant. She is very familiar with the Strongsville area and agents, as she has managed this location, which has been a prominent part of its community for 30+ years, for a total of 7 or 8 years now, including her previous time at this powerhouse office. She has also managed the Brunswick location as well as Parma Heights and has been a manager for 19 years for the company. “The thing I love most about my job is working with a company who truly cares about their clients and agents and is #1 in Northeast Ohio, while being family owned and operated, with local community offices and agents, who know about, live in, and give back to their communities. I enjoy coaching Your and working with the extremely hard Photo from working, successful, caring Strongsville cover photo Howard Hanna agents. The testimonials shoot goes I get back about the buying and selling process from their clients just confirm here this! To read our agents wonderful testimonials, go to HowardHanna.com agents - Strongsville.” Tina Grant, Office Manager

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n 1967, Fred’s father, Tony LoSchiavo, founded Antonio’s Pizza in Parma so that he could share his family’s favorite recipes with neighbors and friends in the community. In 2005, Fred decided to expand that legacy by forming LoSchiavo Restaurant Group with his two sons and co-owners, Vince and Anthony. With over 50 years in business, they’ve grown to 15 Antonio’s locations throughout Greater Cleveland, plus a sister restaurant, Tony Maloney’s Pub & Pizza, that was added in 2008. Their mission is “to deliver exceptional restaurant experiences by building an organization where people are inspired to better their lives.” The LoSchiavos are excited to have gained more friends and neighbors over the years who have fallen in love with their original Italianstyle pizza, and many of Your their other classic Italian dishes, including their new Photo from Sicilian Square Pizza. cover photo Fred is grateful and puts it shoot goes simply, “our customers and here employees are the reason we have become the great American success story Vincent, Fred and Anthony LoSchiavo, Co-owners that we are today.”

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“Call me today and I will help match you with the perfect agent for you!” 330-741-0112 • www.howardhanna.com

Take out, delivery & online ordering available at Antonio’s Strongsville location at 14232 Pearl Rd. • 440-878-1111 • www.antoniospizza.net

John J. Urban A PERSONAL APPROACH TO CLIENT NEEDS

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ohn’s approach with his clients is to listen and recommend what is best for them. A plan is developed, taking into consideration the clients’ concerns and needs, making sure that clients receive the necessary legal documents. “There is no charge for an initial consultation to define what your needs are for estate planning documents or to determine if what you have in place is still good.” Clients realize rather quickly that John and his staff care about them. With over 40 years in the legal profession, services are provided in the areas of probate, trust administration, estate planning - including the preparation of wills, trusts, powers of attorney and healthcare Your directives, real estate Photo from transactions, and more. John’s office is located cover photo at 11221 Pearl Road in shoot goes Strongsville. Call for an here appointment. House calls are available as well as select days for evening appointments. John J. Urban and Jay Nabors, Attorneys at Law For more information or to schedule an appointment, call 440-846-0000, ext. 227.

GREGORY FILO JEWELRY DESIGN When Ordinary Just Won’t Do...

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regory Filo Jewelry Design, located at 15308 Pearl Road (where Shurmer meets Pearl Road), has been serving Strongsville for over 20 years. Gregory, a master goldsmith, diamond setter and designer of fine jewelry for over 40 years, and his wife, Nancy, work directly with every customer providing one-on-one service helping them select the perfect diamond for an engagement ring or designing a future heirloom piece of jewelry. Because Filo Jewelry operates as part of a purchasing consortium with other independentlyowned jewelry stores nationwide, the store is able to purchase its pieces in volume. As a result, the store can pass the savings along to its customers. Filo Jewelry carries a large selection of engagement rings and wedding bands along with the latest trends in sterling silver and gold jewelry. Gregory and Nancy pride themselves on excellent customer service and customer satisfaction.

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Gregory Filo Jewelry Design is located at 15308 Pearl Rd. Contact them at 440-878-9744 or go to www.filojewelry.com for more information. www.Strongsville.org

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NOTHING BUNDT CAKES Making Northeast Ohio a Sweeter Place!

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few years ago, Liz and Rich Rowan tasted a Nothing Bundt Cakes bundt cake for the first time; that’s all it took for them to decide to open the first Nothing Bundt Cakes franchise in Northeast Ohio. Now, they are sharing the recipe for happiness and success with the community of Strongsville and beyond. Nothing Bundt Cakes offers gourmet bundt cakes in four sizes and ten flavors, with over 40 different handcrafted decorations for any occasion. At Nothing Bundt Cakes, guests are provided with the highest quality bundt cakes, superior service, and creative solutions in a warm and welcoming environment. Baked fresh daily and made with Your the finest ingredients, every cake is Photo from crowned with their signature frosting. cover photo Area residents for over 15 years, Liz shoot goes and Rich believe there are few things here in this world that can change people’s attitudes, moods, and excitement levels as much as cake, so they’re on a mission to make Northeast Ohio a sweeter place! Liz Rowan, Owner

PSE Credit Union cuyahoga & medina county’s family bank

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hat started more than 60 years ago as a credit union for the Parma school teachers is now a thriving not-for-profit bank that offers Cuyahoga and Medina County residents financial services and more.

PSE Credit Union, conveniently located at 12700 Prospect Road in Strongsville, offers all the same services as a bank “but with lower loan rates, higher savings interest rates and lower fees,” says Branch Manager Marguerite Nagy. This family-oriented institution now includes over 20,000 members throughout Cuyahoga and Medina Counties and makes educating kids about finances a core part of Your its mission.

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Visit Nothing Bundt Cakes at 13433 Pearl Road in Strongsville 440-268-8606 • www.nothingbundtcakes.com

Pastor John Zahrte ROYAL REDEEMER LUTHERAN CHURCH AND SCHOOL

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ould you use a place to hang out and make new friends? When I arrived in September of 2015, that’s exactly what I found at Royal Redeemer.

Royal Redeemer is a place filled with people like you—trying to find the time and energy to fit everything into each week and keep life in balance. Here you can be yourself, get involved, and regularly discover truths that can change you individually as well as enrich your life with the power of God’s Word. You will find friendly people, an encouraging message, worship styles to fit different tastes, and great programs for everyone in the family. We are a church that is all about Your building relationships, raising strong Photo from families and staying connected to the community through the love God cover photo offers all people in Jesus Christ. Come check us out this weekend— we’d love to see you!

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Royal Redeemer is located at 11680 Royalton Road. 440-237-7958 www.royred.org

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“As part of our commitment to kids, we take our mascot Pennie the PSE Puppy into schools and teach kids as young as kindergartners to save money through our Pennie Club,” says Nagy.

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Marguerite Nagy, Branch Manager

Once you try PSE Credit Union, you’ll never go back to a bank. 12700 Prospect Rd. . 440-572-3830 . www.psecreditunion.org

Sarpreet Bindra, MD PROVIDES EXCELLENT QUALITY MEDICAL CARE FOR ADULT PATIENTS

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oard-certified in Internal Medicine, Dr. Bindra offers personal care and attention and works with patients to help them achieve optimal health and wellbeing. In addition to diagnosing and treating illness, Dr. Bindra provides routine checkups, health-risk assessments, immunizations and preventative screening tests. She specializes in prevention, diagnosis and treatment of diseases primarily affecting adults. She is skilled in treating patients who have chronic illnesses or multiple illnesses at the same time. She has special medical interest in: • Cardiovascular disease prevention and management • Diabetes • High cholesterol • Hypertension Dr. Bindra is welcoming new patients as she continues to care for her established patients. To schedule an appointment, call 440-816-4965.

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OFFICE LOCATION: Strongsville Medical Center 18181 Pearl Road, Suite B202, Strongsville, OH 44136 Phone: 440-816-4965 • www.swmedgroup.com


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Fr. Joe Mamich ST. JOSEPH CHURCH

n 1946, St. Joseph Church was the first Catholic Church to be founded in Strongsville. The Parish has flourished and grown to 2,500 families and over 75 ministries for parishioners’ participation. Father Joe Mamich began his ministry as the sixth Pastor of St. Joseph in October of 2011. St. Joseph’s loves to welcome visitors and is always happy to receive new members. As Christ’s disciples, Father Joe and the parish community believes that God has given us many gifts and talents, which are evident by the thriving activity and presence of the parishioners. This community has been blessed by those who have gone before us and laid Your the foundations of the parish. Now, Photo from in this day, the Church Community is working together to build a strong cover photo future for the Parish. shoot goes Father Joe and the entire parish community invite you to be part of that future!

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St. Joseph Church is located at 12700 Pearl Rd. in Strongsville. Call us at 440-238-5555 or find us online at www.sjohio.org www.facebook.com/StJosephStrongsville • www.twitter.com/@SJStrongsville

Today’s Headlines Salon WHEN YOU LOOK GREAT, YOU FEEL GREAT!

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ohesiveness,” Mary insists, ”is the hallmark of the customer experience at Today’s Headlines,” a top salon in Strongsville. “My highly-trained staff of professionals work together to exceed clients expectations. It’s all about YOU--the client-- each and every visit.” The friendly, relaxed atmosphere provides consistent results for clients, as well as balance of personal and professional life for employees. “Our team is confident you will leave the salon completely satisfied!” Customized Color and Hairworks are specialties at THS. The salon offers both traditional and organic color. “Thorough consultations ensure we choose the perfect products and Your techniques that fit your lifestyle. We Photo from prescribe the very best products and cover photo tools, then educate you on how to use shoot goes them to maintain your hair until your next visit.” here Mary, a color educator and creative stylist, is celebrating her 17th year as the owner of THS. Your hair is the outfit you wear every day. Invest in it! Mary Malloy Siskovic, Owner

Today’s Headlines Salon 18320 Royalton Road • 440-572-2414 • www.todaysheadlinessalon.com

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

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

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

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eter U. Bergmann, FACHE, became the new President of University Hospitals Parma Medical Center in March 2017. A highly experienced health care executive, Bergmann previously served for the past 10 years as President and CEO of Sisters of Charity Hospital in Buffalo, N.Y. His strategies and leadership improved efficiency, enhanced patient safety and generated strong financial results at the two-campus Catholic teaching hospital. Bergmann is a member of the American College of Healthcare Executives and had been active on numerous professional associations and community boards during his tenure in New York. He earned his bachelor’s degree in Business Administration/Health Planning and Management from Alfred University in Alfred, N.Y., and obtained a Master of Health Administration Your from Cornell University in Ithaca, N.Y. “I was drawn to working at UH Parma Medical Photo from Center by its strong roots in the community cover photo and its important strategic position within shoot goes the expansive University Hospitals health here system,” says Bergmann. “I look forward to the contributions we will continue to make to our community and the future of health care.” Peter U. Bergmann, FACHE, President

UH Parma Medical Center • 7007 Powers Blvd., Parma www.UHParma.org www.Strongsville.org

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Health & Wellness

New Hospitals, New Horizons MetroHealth has reimagined the hospital experience by opening two new hospitals in Parma and Cleveland Heights. These facilities are designed for the best experience possible for the patient. That means: q New, private, airy rooms q The most comfortable hospital beds available q On-demand ordering for restaurant-style meals q Space for visitors q A resting chair for a family member to stay overnight q Interactive television q Window blinds controlled from the patient’s bed q Cozy bathrobes q Aromatherapy q Free parking for visitors

We’re Moving to Altenheim in 2018!

That’s right, the new hospitals offer MetroHealth’s expert care in an attractive, healing environment. “Most people want to receive exceptional medical care close to home,” says Bernard Boulanger, MD, MetroHealth’s Executive Vice President and Chief Clinical Officer. “That’s part of why we’ve opened these hospitals. Patients will be able to stay in their community and receive the care they need.” These new sites are ideal for medical issues that require hospitalization and around-the-clock care, but not necessarily all the features offered for critical care, like trauma services or intensive care. These new hospitals also are not birthing centers. Deliveries will still be at MetroHealth’s main campus. Each of these MetroHealth locations also features an emergency department, lab and radiology services as well

“Most people want to receive exceptional medical care close to home.” — Bernard Boulanger, MD

Our highly skilled therapists give you the attention you deserve:

ONE-TO-ONE CARE EVERY VISIT Specializing in Treatment of: l Post Op Rehab, Acute Injuries & Chronic Conditions l Hand and Wrist Fractures, Tendon Injuries l Arthritis l Graston Technique

Total Hip & Total Knee Replacement l Fibromyalgia l Repetitive Strain Injuries l

Metrohealth Hospital in Parma Personal & Caring Environment

NEW ADDRESS! 18627 Shurmer Road 440-238-0300 • www.HandsOnPTS.com

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as pharmacy and physical therapy. They have primary care medical offices and specialty care outpatient clinics. MetroHealth takes most insurance, and costs at the new hospitals are comparable to costs at MetroHealth’s main campus. To learn more about all the services available at MetroHealth’s Parma location, or any MetroHealth community location, visit metrohealth.org/locations

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12301 Snow Road • Parma, OH 44130 216-524-7377 Emergency Department Open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week


Being close matters. OUR PARMA HOSPITAL IS NOW OPEN. At MetroHealth, we deliver personalized service that’s closer to you in so many ways. That’s why we’ve opened our newest hospital in Parma, closer to where you live. Complete with spacious, private rooms that are part of a welcoming, family-friendly environment. And staffed by doctors—experts you can trust—who take the time to listen and learn more about you. When it comes to your health, we believe being closer to you matters most.

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Health & Wellness

Two More Reasons

You’ll Get Better at Southwest General For those in Strongsville looking for a new doctor,

Emily A. LaSota, MD

Emily A. LaSota, MD and Katherine M. McDowell, MD are obstetricians/gynecologists who provide care to women at all stages in life, including adolescence, pregnancy and menopause. They both enjoy staying up-to-date on the newest guidelines and cutting-edge techniques.

OFFICE LOCATIONS:

Drs. LaSota and McDowell have special medical interest in the following:

7255 Old Oak Blvd. Suite C-202 Middleburg Heights, OH 44130

Abnormal uterine bleeding n Adolescent health n High-risk and low-risk obstetrics n Minimally invasive surgery n Sexual and gender minorities (Dr. LaSota) n Women’s preventative medicine n

Katherine M. McDowell, MD

Dr. LaSota and Dr. McDowell are currently accepting new patients. To schedule an appointment, call 440-816-5390.

Southwest General Medical Group, Inc. Women’s Health

6900 Pearl Road Suite 300 Middleburg Heights, OH 44130 18181 Pearl Road Suite B-206 Strongsville, OH 44136 Phone: 440-816-5390

www.swmedgroup.com

All obstetricians and gynecologists on Southwest General’s Medical Staff are board-certified and offer comprehensive care for women. Services include pregnancy care, all forms of contraception, minimally invasive in-office procedures for excessive menstrual bleeding, incontinence treatment, state-ofthe-art minimally invasive gynecological surgery using the robotic da Vinci S Surgical System technology and menopause care. Plus, we offer three convenient locations for care you can trust.

THE NOSE KNOWS: The city has planted a Sensory Garden so youngsters can get to know plants. The garden is next to Castletown Playground (on Zverina Lane), near the Strongsville Library. It features plants with distictive aromas, like mint, oregano and thyme.

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Health & Wellness Medical Mutual

Balancing Acts Work, family and busy schedules can get in the way of your health. Make your care a priority year round and visit your doctor regularly for checkups. After a long, busy week, you forget to schedule your annual checkup. You’ve been meaning to do that for a few months now, but you feel healthy and aren’t having any problems, so you end up not scheduling the appointment. You remember your kids need their checkups and you make their appointments right away. Your kids’ health is important, but taking care of yourself is just as important. If you are a caregiver of children or other family members, you often put others first and don’t always get the care you need. Paying less attention to your health can increase your risk for illnesses and health problems that can be prevented with proper care. One of the easiest ways to prioritize your health is visiting a primary care provider, or PCP, annually. You and your PCP can discuss screenings and vaccines you’re due for, such as mammograms or colorectal cancer screenings, update your family’s medical history and your current medications. In addition to visiting your PCP regularly, there are healthy habits you can incorporate into your life to make sure you’re getting the care you need and deserve. The following tips can help you make your health a priority: – Set reminders on your phone or calendar three months in advance to schedule yearly checkups and vaccines or screenings you need. – Designate “no obligation days” and block time off for yourself. Take these days as often as you need them. Catch up on sleep, exercise or cook yourself a delicious, healthy meal! – Make goals and write them down. Start with small goals, like going for a walk every day after dinner, and share them with your family or friends. They can motivate you on your way to accomplishing them. Taking the time to care for yourself can remind you and others that your health is important, too. — Submitted by Medical Mutual See ad on inside back cover. Sources: National Institutes of Health, The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Institute on Aging

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University Hospitals Parma Medical Center

Leading-Edge Care, Close to Home In the three years since affiliating with University Hospitals, our community hospital in Parma has access to a growing number of high-tech procedures. University Hospitals Parma Medical Center provides access to several new treatments for patients, a short drive from the Strongsville community. Cardiac patients with atrial fibrillation, the most common heart rhythm disorder, can be treated with cryoablation. In this unique procedure, the cardiologist freezes abnormal cardiac tissue to disable unwanted electrical circuits in the heart. Patients recover overnight and go home in 24-36 hours. Stroke patients can rest assured they are in a hospital recognized by the American Heart Association for quality stroke care. The UH Neurological Institute has elevated UH Parma’s patient care. In 2016, the Parma Fire Department began using iPads to stream stroke assessments in real-time to ER doctors, expediting treatment upon arrival at the hospital. Cancer patients requiring radiation treatment for breast cancer have access to prone breast radiation, which allows for more precise targeting of dense breast tissue, with less radiation exposure to the lungs, heart and chest. UH Parma is one of the few locations across the vast UH system that is offering this new technique. Finally, patients requiring endoscopy can swallow a vitaminsized camera that takes thousands of pictures of the digestive tract. These pictures are transmitted electronically to a belt worn by the patient. This technique produces much better pictures of the small intestine than can be obtained by traditional endoscopy. UH Parma remains committed to serving the area with exceptional care. See ad on inside front cover.


Senior Living

The Benefits of Stretching Stretching According to the Mayo Clinic, the top five benefits of stretching when exercising include: Increased flexibility and joint range of motion: Flexible muscles can improve your daily performance. Tasks such as lifting packages, bending to tie your shoes or hurrying to catch a bus become easier and less tiring. Flexibility tends to diminish as you get older, but you can regain and maintain it. Improved circulation: Stretching increases blood flow to your muscles. Blood flowing to your muscles brings nourishment and gets rid of waste byproducts in the muscle tissue. Improved circulation can help shorten your recovery time if you’ve had any muscle injuries.

Better posture: Frequent stretching can help keep your muscles from getting tight, allowing you to maintain proper posture. Good posture can minimize discomfort and keep aches and pains at a minimum. Stress relief: Stretching relaxes tight, tense muscles that often accompany stress. Enhanced coordination: Maintaining the full range-of-motion through your joints keeps you in better balance. Coordination and balance will help keep you mobile and less prone to injury from falls, especially as you get older. Source: http://physicaltherapy.about.com/od/ flexibilityexercises/a/stretchbasics.htm

Few decisions made in life are as difficult as the decision to place a loved one with dementia in a care home. At Cardinal Court Alzheimer’s Special Care Center we understand the challenges and emotions involved and we are here to help. Our exclusive Meaningful Moments® program is specifically designed to help meet the needs of those residents living with dementia. It’s a care philosophy that takes a holistic approach to caring for our residents; physically, socially, emotionally and spiritually. It is a philosophy that comes from the heart. Our community is a member of the JEA Senior Living family of assisted living communities.

To learn more, please call Briana Arrowood at 440.268.9180.

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Senior Living

Strongsville’s 2017 Veteran’s Day Celebration

Living the Senior Life in Strongsville The Strongsville Senior Center offers a great variety of programming. To start, the full-service kitchen serves a hot lunch Monday through Friday along with breakfast and Grab N Go out of the Crossroads Café. The daily lunch program enables seniors to have a nice lunch amongst friends. The Café also offers a full breakfast Monday through Friday from 6:30 am to 10:00 am. The Grab N Go is Monday through Friday from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm and you can get a bowl of homemade soup, sandwiches, salads, hard boiled eggs and other goodies if you are on the run.  The Senior Center holds exercise classes in functional

1 in 3 older adults in the United States will die from Alzheimer’s disease or another dementia. UNTIL THERE’S A CURE, THERE’S

Kemper House

Strongsville & Highland Heights • www.kemperhouse.com

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training, rhythm and movement, yoga, line dancing and tai chi to name a few. Fun and fellowship programs include cornhole, Wii bowling, pickleball and cards. For the artistic senior, the woodshop offers all the tools for creative woodworking and art classes teach proper techniques in painting and drawing. Wellness programs and classes at the Senior Center help educate seniors. Blood pressure checks, diabetes screenings and hearing aid services are offered, as well as classes to help with memory, history and topics that will affect people later in life. A transportation program for seniors or those with disabilities is available. ADA accessible vans are used to take residents to doctor appointments, grocery shopping, hair appointments Art classes at the Senior Center teach proper techniques in painting and drawing.


and trips to the senior center. This allows those seniors that don’t have transportation the ability to get out of the house. Become a Silver Mustang! Cost is $20 a year for Strongsville residents or $30 a year for a resident couple. For non-residents, cost is $45 a year for an individual or $60 a year for a couple. Must be 50 or older. Silver Mustang members receive the Silver Pen newsletter mailed monthly, free lunch the month of your birthday, invitations to the corn roast and cookie party, special member rates, priority member registration, discount admission coupons and three free daily recreation passes. Please visit our website at www. stronsgville.org/seniorcenter for more information on activity days and times or call 440-580-3275.

The Ehrnfelt Senior Center 18100 Royalton Road 440-580-3275 www.strongsville.org/departments/ senior-center Hours: Monday - Thursday: 8:00 a.m. - 9:00p.m. Friday: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

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All the Comforts of Home... and More!

A family decision you can feel good about.

W hen your loved one requires assistance with their personal care and medications, yet wants an independent lifestyle, they’ll enjoy the caring atmosphere at SouthWest Commons.

Deficiency free!

Leading the Way in Assisted Living

18090 Pearl Rd. ❖ Strongsville, OH 44136 ❖ (440) 238-3777 LifeServicesAssistedLiving.com

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Many residents may be wondering “what are my options for senior living?” If you have reached the 55 or better age bracket, several housing options are available to you right here in Strongsville. In today’s housing market, residents have options. Some will decide to stay in their home as long as they can. Eventually, maintaining a home can take a toll on anyone. Even the greenest of thumbs can become overwhelmed with cleaning, landscaping, gutter cleaning, snow removal and leaking roofs, just to name a few maintenance tasks. For those who decide that change is needed, you have choices varying from income based to luxury apartments. Senior Living has become a viable option for those that are looking to age in place and maintain their independence. Here in Strongsville there are a slew of options for 55 and better residents to enjoy independent living in a senior apartment building. These are not the apartments of your early years, when you were happy to have a mini-oven. One of Strongsville’s newest options, Southpark Square Senior Apartments, is one of several options to include luxury items like in-suite washers and dryers, stainless steel appliances with dishwasher, large kitchens, garages, community rooms, game rooms, activities calendars, coffee bar and salon. If you are looking for your next home, please call 440-238-2668 or visit www.clovergroupinc.com for more information.


Homes & Real Estate The Strongsville Real Estate Market is back!! is booming! We are seeing sellers regaining the equity they may have lost in the downturn. Many sellers who did not want to sell over the last 7 years are now able to put their home on the market, sell quickly and get a higher price! The market has turned for sellers. How can we tell? The # of pending homes in Number of Homes For Sale vs. Sold (June 2016-Sept. 2017) Strongsville in September, compared to last the same quarter last year. Nothing says it’s time to sell September was up by 12.7%. There were 135 active homes more than those numbers. As a real estate community, we on the market, 80 went under contract and 63 transferred need homes to sell. We have a pent-up demand of pretitle. Also, average price per square foot was up 3.1% approved buyers. There are first time buyers who want to from the same month 1 year ago, and up 10.9% from

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take advantage of low interest rates or those who have just sold a home and need another quickly. The City of Strongsville is recognized as a great place to live, and buyers are pouring into the market. So, why buy now? You can purchase a home for a payment significantly under TINA GRANT what you would pay to rent! Manager, Purchasing a home has so many Howard Hanna Strongsville benefits, including a place to 330-741-0112 tinagrant@howardhanna.com call your own, a great financial investment and tax benefits! Now is the time to purchase, while rent is increasing at a rapid rate and interest rates are low. Thinking of selling? A LOCAL REALTOR® has information on pending homes and on appraisals that you may not be able to find online, that should positively affect the current value of your home. If you were waiting for the market to turn, please know that it has! Call your local real estate office for an updated market analysis of the value of your home – you should be pleasantly surprised!

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Homes & Real Estate 7 Tips for a Safer Home

Budget Blinds Encourages Families to Look for Hidden Hazards around Windows

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“While nothing can replace the careful watch of a loving parent or caregiver, we encourage parents of infants and toddlers to opt for cordless or motorized treatments to eliminate the hazards posed by dangling window cords,” said Jana Florek, Budget Blinds of Strongsville. Corded window treatments can pose entanglement and strangulation hazard to small children and pets. The Consumer Products Safety Commission has received reports of nearly 200 strangulation deaths involving window covering cords and chains from 19912000. Nearly 10% of these deaths involved the inner cords, which run through horizontal blinds. “Window treatments manufactured after 2001 have updated safety features like breakaway tassels and inner cord stops,” said Florek. Budget Blinds offers these seven tips to families with young children: 1. Keep all cords out of reach from children and pets. 2. If your window treatments were purchased before 2001, or you don’t know when they were purchased, it’s a good idea to replace them with updated treatments with enhanced safety features, such as: breakaway tassels, inner-cord stops, retractable pull cords, cordless operation and motorization. 3. If you move to a new home, ask when the window treatments were purchased and look for safety features like breakaway tassels, cord cleats and cordless operation. 4. Secure all pull cords out of reach by using a permanent cord cleat. 5. Retrofit kits are available to enhance the safety of looped pull cord window treatments. 6. Place cribs and other low-standing furniture (beds, bookshelves, toy boxes, chairs, etc.) away from windows to prevent young ones from accidentally tumbling from windows. 7. Install window guards. Don’t rely on screens designed to keep bugs out to keep children and pets in. Budget Blinds offers consumers convenient, free inhome consultations so busy parents-to-be need not shop from store to store to find the right cordless or motorized window treatments. For more information, contact Jana at 440-572-2480. Strongsville Image Book & Community Guide | 2018


Recreation & Senior Center

Enriching Lives

Through Exceptional Services and Activities The Ehrnfelt Recreation & Senior Center is continuing the momentum with upgrades throughout the facility to make your recreation time more enjoyable. Recent building amenities include the following:

INDOOR AQUATIC CENTER 8 lane competition pool used by lap swimmers for exercise and two swim teams as their home pool 3 meter and 1 meter diving boards

Activity pool Pirate ship for the kids to play on Water slide Zero depth entry 24-person hot tub Sauna Steam room

GYMNASIUM Three high school regulation basketball courts One of the courts can be converted to volleyball or tennis

Crossroads Cafe

FITNESS AREAS Cardio exercise area has over 70 pieces of cardio equipment and a full line of Life Fitness selectorize strength training equipment Weight room has another line of Technogym selectorize strength training equipment along with two full sets of dumbbells, free weights and plenty of benches. Indoor track Spinning room for your indoor cycling Aerobics room Mind Body room for pilates and yoga Massage room

FULL SERVICE KITCHEN We can cater events for up to 350 people Crossroads CafĂŠ Serves breakfast M-F 630a-10a (omelettes, French toast, pancakes, breakfast wraps, to name a few things) Grab N Go lunch M-F 11a-1p (homemade soup, sandwiches, salads, etc.) >> Continued on next page www.Strongsville.org

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Recreation & Senior Center

Watercolor painting classes (left) as well as access to a wood shop (above) are available at the Senior Center. The indoor track (right) at the Recreation Center.

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SENIOR CENTER Craft Room – volunteers get together and make a variety of crafts for the center and community Wood shop – volunteers use this as an area to go and make their wood carvings Activity Room – many senior exercise classes take place here along with darts, billiards and table tennis Art Studio – variety of senior art classes

PROGRAMMING • Programming at the Recreation & Senior Center ranges in ages of newborn up to the oldest senior. • Music classes are held for newborns where a music specialist sings to them and their parents. There are a variety of preschool aged classes for the kids such as Sporties for Shorties, Young Einsteins and Alphabet Antics. Day camps are held during spring and winter breaks as well as five different camps throughout the summer with over 100 kids in attendance. Daily activities and a field trip every week are included. • Sports programming for thousands of kids throughout the year is also provided, including basketball, volleyball and tennis clinics. Sports leagues include baseball, softball, basketball, volleyball and wrestling for age 5 through age 18. • Leagues and lessons for adults are offered as well, including basketball, softball, volleyball and golf leagues. Other lessons for the adults are table tennis, tennis and golf. • The Center cares about your health and offers over 100 different fitness classes per week. These range from CrossFit, Spinning, yoga, Pilates and numerous other group exercise classes. These group exercise classes focus on cardio, strength, flexibility and endurance. There are also certified personal trainers for the one-onone experience. • Group swim classes are offered for 6 month olds all the way to adults. If group classes aren’t your thing, private (one-on-one) lessons with one of the many certified Water Safety Instructors are offered. There are also endurance swim training and diving lessons, as well as exercise classes held in the water, including range of motion, shallow or deep-water exercise and Water Zumba. Certified Lifeguard and Water Safety Instructor classes are also offered. The Rec Center also has their own swim team that competes in the Strongsville Swim League during the summer.

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• The Senior Center offers a variety of programming. To start, the fullservice kitchen serves a hot lunch M-F along with breakfast and Grab N Go out of the Crossroads Café. The daily lunch program enables seniors to have a nice lunch amongst friends. The Café also offers a full breakfast M-F from 6:30am to 10:00am.  The Grab N Go is M-F from 11:00am to 1:00pm and you can pick up a bowl of homemade soup, sandwiches, salads, hard boiled eggs and other goodies for those on the run.  • The Senior Center has exercise classes in functional training, rhythm and movement, yoga, line dancing and Tai Chi to name a few. Fun and fellowship programs include Cornhole, Wii bowling, Pickleball and cards. For the artistic senior, the woodshop offers all the tools for creative woodworking, and art classes teach proper techniques in painting and drawing. • The Senior Center also provides wellness programs such as blood pressure checks, diabetes screenings and hearing aid services, as well as classes to help with memory, history and topics that will affect people later in life. • There is a transportation program for seniors or those with disabilities. ADA accessible vans are used to take residents to doctor appointments, grocery shopping, hair appointments and trips to the senior center. FOR MORE INFORMATION on the Erhnfelt Recreation and Senior Center, call 440-580-3260 or visit www.stronsgville.org.

Cardio exercise area


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Important Phone Numbers City of Strongsville 16099 Foltz Pkwy. Strongsville, OH 44149 www.strongsville.org

SAFETY IN AN EMERGENCY, DIAL 9-1-1

CITY DEPARTMENTS Main Administration 440-580-3100 Animal Control Officer 440-580-3180 animal.control@strongsville.org Building Department Best Oriental Foot Reflexology 440-580-3105 & Fully-Clothed Body Massage tony.biondillo@strongsville.org

Extra Firm Pressure is our specialty!

440.238.2265 ComfortSpaMassage.com

Foot Reflexology Seated Chair Massage Fully Clothed Table Massage Spa Packages

Best 1226 Oriental Foot Reflexology Southpark Center & Fully-Clothed Massage (Second Level Body Near Sears)

City Council Office 440-580-3112

Police, Non-emergency 440-580-3230

Communications Center 440-580-3191 katie.grace@strongsville.org

Recreation - Walter F. Ernfelt Community Recreation & Senior Complex 440-580-3260 bryan.bogre@strongsville.org

Economic Development 440-580-3118 brent.painter@strongsville.org Engineering Department 440-580-3120 chris.thompson@strongsville.org Finance Department 440-580-3125 Fire Dept., Non-emergency 440-580-3210 fire@strongsville.org Human Resources 440-580-3137 Law Department 440-580-3145 strongsville.law @strongsville.org Mayor’s Court 440-580-3155 mayors.court @strongsville.org Mayor’s Office 440-580-3150

Strongsville, OH 44136 440-238-2265 Extra Firm Pressure is our specialty! ComfortSpaMassage.com 440.238.2265

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Residential Waste Disposal Republic Waste 440-572-7590 Safety Town 440-580-3255 Senior Center 440-580-3275 kathy.sazima@strongsville.org Service Department 440-580-3170 service@strongsville.org

CITY COUNCIL Ward 1 Michael J. Daymut 440-238-8255 michael.daymut@strongsville.org Ward 4 Gordon Short 440-821-6625 gordon.short@strongsville.org At-large, President Joseph DeMio 440-846-4563 Joseph.demio@strongsville.org

At-Large Jim Carbone 440-268-8089 Jim.carbone@strongsville.org At Large Matt Schonhut 440-554-9840 Matt.schonhut@strongsville.org Clerk of Council Aimee Peintka 440-580-3112 aimee.pientka@strongsville.org Board of Elections 216-443-3298 Cuyahoga County Board of Health 216-201-2000 Cuyahoga County Public Library Strongsville Branch 440-238-5530 Food Bank 440-580-3280 Historical Society 440-572-0057 Strongsville BMV 440-572-1505 Meals on Wheels 440-238-3361


Post Office 440-238-1637 Strongsville Cemetery 440-580-3186 Strongsville Chamber of Commerce 440-238-3366

SCHOOLS Strongsville City Schools Administrative Offices 440-572-7000

Surrarrer Elementary School 440-572-7170 Whitney Elementary School 440-572-7180 Early Learning Preschool 440-572-7046

PRIVATE SCHOOLS & CAREER CENTERS Polaris Career Center 440-891-7600

School Transportation 440-572-7060

Royal Redeemer Lutheran 440-237-7988

Strongsville High School 440-572-7100

Sts. Joseph & John Catholic School 440-238-4877

Strongsville Middle School 440-572-7090

St. Mary Catholic School 440-243-4555

Chapman Elementary School 440-572-7140

DAY CARE/PRE-SCHOOLS

Kinsner Elementary School 440-572-7120

All Around Children 440-991-6633

Muraski Elementary School 440-572-7160

Creative Playrooms Strongsville Montessori School & Child Care 440-572-9365

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Community Information Early Learning Preschool 440-572-7046

Strongsville Co-Op Preschool 440-238-5570

Goddard School 440-238-4600

Stages Childcare Center 440-846-1507

Gymboree Play & Music 440-846-9950

Sweet Kiddles Flexible Child Care Center 440-238-1119

Kidsfirst Learning Center 440-878-0088 Le Chaperon Rouge 440-238-8383 On Demand Childcare 440-238-1119 Parma Preschool 216-741-9094 Sts. Joseph & John Catholic School 440-238-4877

Tutor Time Child Care/ Learning Center 440-238-3542

PUBLIC UNIVERSITIES

COMMUNITY COLLEGES

Wishing Well Pre-School 440-238-7744

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

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

Kent State University 330-672-3000 www.kent.edu

Lakeland Community College 440-525-7000 www.lakelandcc.edu

University of Akron 330-972-7111 www.uakron.edu

Lorain County Community College 440-365-5222 www.lorainccc.edu

PET DAYCARE Camp Bow Wow 440-572-3200 Dog Gone It Pet Care 440-879-8364

Join us at

A Day at the Chalet

FREE FAMILY ARTS FESTIVAL Sunday, September 16, 2018

artsinstrongsville.org

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Arts in Strongsville After attending a recent A Day at the Chalet, Karen Gahl-Mills, executive director of Cuyahoga Arts & Culture (CAC) declared the event “literally a highlight of our fall.” That’s quite a compliment considering that Gahl-Mills oversees a countywide organization that funds arts projects as large as the Cleveland Orchestra, Playhouse Square and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. A Day at the Chalet, held every September for the past 18 years, is Arts in Strongsville’s signature event. Held at the Cleveland Metroparks Chalet outdoor recreation area, the free family arts festival offers interactive arts, music and dance for people of all ages. The event is presented through grants from CAC and the Ohio Arts Council, along with the generosity of local community sponsors and volunteers. Arts in Strongsville, an all-volunteer, non-profit organization, was created in 1999 to enrich the lives of Strongsville residents of all ages through the promotion and preservation of the arts. In addition to A Day at the Chalet, Arts in Strongsville also holds other events and activities throughout the year, such as an Art & Chalk Walk competition for kids on the Commons, sponsorship of Strongsville Community Band concerts and a weeklong summer arts camp in partnership with the Strongsville Parks, Recreation & Senior Services Department. The organization also awards annual scholarships to high school seniors who plan to pursue a higher education in an arts-related field. Arts in Strongsville’s activities are funded by its annual Evening of Wine, Music and Cabaret fundraiser, which features food samplings from some of the best restaurants around Strongsville with live music. For more information, visit www.artsinstrongsville.org. — Ken McEntee


to Open blic u the P PRIVATE UNIVERSITIES Baldwin Wallace University 440-826-2900 www.bw.edu Case Western Reserve University 216-368-2000 www.case.edu Hiram College 330-569-3211 www.hiram.edu John Carroll University 216-397-1886 www.jcu.edu Lake Erie College 440-352-3361 www.lec.edu Notre Dame College 216-381-1680 www.notredamecollege.edu Oberlin College 440-775-8121 www.oberlin.edu Ursuline College 440-449-4200 www.ursuline.edu

SERVICE ORGANIZATIONS Arts In Strongsville Cindy Baldin, President baldinitwo@aol.com www.strongsvillearts.org

Chamber of Commerce Walter Ehrnfelt III 440-238-3366 Amy Ferree, Director 18829 Royalton Rd., 44136 440-238-3366 info@strongsvillechamber.com City Club Terry Toth, President 16719 Hamilton Ct., 44149 PO Box 360802, 44136 216-780-4114 cell 440-572-4886 home info@strongsvillecityclub.org terrytoth12@yahoo.com Historical Society Ruth Brickley, President 13305 Pearl Rd., 44136 440-572-0057 Ruth 440-572-0535 Kiwanis Club Al Gizzi, President PO Box 361760, 44136 440-826-1756 www.strongsvillekiwanis.org

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Topsoil • Mulch • Limestone • Washed Gravel • Boulders Pickup or Delivery

440-582-5200 The Jewelry Store of Landscape Stone

Mulch • Topsoil

Decorative Wall Stone Unilock Pavers & Firepits We accept Yard Waste for a minimal fee *Restrictions Apply

11528 Royalton Rd., North Royalton www.royaltonsupply.com

Optimist Club Tom Breno, President 440-724-7894 www.strongsvilleoptimistclub.com Rotary Club Cassie Weber, President PO Box 360401, 44136 VFW POST #3345 Tim Zvoncheck Post Commander 17900 Strongsville Blvd. 44149 440-234-0250 Tim cell: 440-667-6154

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Kiwanis International Flies Flags Over Strongsville Each Year With its nearly 600,000 members, Kiwanis International, is dedicated to meeting the needs of local communities, with a special emphasis on making the world a place where all children can be happy, healthy, safe and loved. Each year, the Kiwanis family dedicates more than 18.5 million hours of service, raises more than 100 million dollars for local causes, and sponsors more than 150,000 service projects. Kiwanis International has presence in more than 80 nations and geographic areas.

The Strongsville Chapter Flag Program Among the many programs sponsored by the Strongsville chapter of Kiwanis International, the Patriotic Flag program is the most encompassing. Thanks to the generosity of flag sponsors and the labor of many, Strongsville Kiwanis proudly displays 100 American flags on five patriotic holidays each year on the Strongsville Commons area. The proceeds from the flag program directly benefit the community. For example, in 2017 five scholarships of $1,500 each were awarded to Strongsville High School students on the way to furthering their educations. The plan is to award six scholarships in 2018. To provide for the continuity of Kiwanis and to allow young people to become involved in their communities, Kiwanis sponsors leadership programs such as K-Kids, Builders Club, Key Club and Key Leader, involving children ranging in age from 6 years old through and including collegians.

Women’s League Pat Groble, President PO Box 361085, 44136 440-572-4672 patgroble@gmail.com

Electric – First Energy 800-589-3101

UTILITIES

PUCO 800-686-7826

AT&T - phone, data, cable 800-288-2020 Cable – Spectrum 877-772-2253 Cable - Wide Open West (WOW) 866-496-9669 Columbia Gas 800-344-4077

NOPEC 855-667-3201

Republic Waste 440-572-7590 Sewer – NEORSD (Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District) 216-881-8247 Water – City of Cleveland 216-664-3130 R.I.T.A. – Tax Collection Agency 440-526-0900

CLEAN WATER FOR EVERYONE: Some teens from the Strongsville Youth Commission helped launch what will be a citywide project to remind residents not to put anything down storm drains. The teens painted notices next to all the catch basins in the Spyglass Hill development. Jennifer Milbrandt, the city’s coordinator of natural resources, says the stencils aim to remind people that whatever they put in the storm sewers (oil, paint, dog waste) goes into our local streams, to the rivers and then into Lake Erie. “Storm water doesn’t go to a treatment plant. Whatever you put down there goes into our rivers and lake,” Milbrandt said.

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Monday-Friday 8-6 Saturday 8-2

440-234-5106 Classic Barber Cuts | Latest Trends 42 West Bridge Street • Berea ParkwayBarber.com Walk-ins Welcome!

A Piece of Strongsville's History

Celebrate. Remember. Fight back CELEBRATE. REMEMBER. FIGHT BACK. Fighting Cancer every step of the way

The Franklin Strong House, built by one of the sons of Strongsville’s founder, has been owned for the last 46 years by Jim and Valerie Jerome. Requiring a larger home for their family, they moved into this historic home, located at 19691 Pearl Rd., just before Christmas in 1971. Jim and Valerie have been residents of Strongsville since 1939 and Jim held the position of Fire Chief from 1985 until his retirement in 1994.

Join us for: Entertainment, Family Fun, Games, Food

Saturday, June 9th 1:00pm - Sunday, June 10th Pat Catan Stadium

Strongsville Relay For Life

Jim shares the following fun facts with us: • In 1831, Franklin Strong purchased 250 acres of Strongsville property for $6 an acre. • This property boasts being the second-highest elevation (1,167 feet) in Cuyahoga County. • During the six years it took to build this home, Strong and his family lived in a log cabin on the property. • Originally the house had six fireplaces, but no kitchen. A kitchen was added in 1846. • The home is believed to be the oldest sandstone house in Cuyahoga County, with one-and-a-half feet thick walls that were quarried about 200 feet from the house on the eastern end of the property. • Sandstone, primarily a foundation material of the era, was quarried from the property until the early 1900s. • Prominent Cleveland businessman Henry Bulkley, brother of Senator Robert Bulkley, bought the property as a summer home in the early 1900s. The family engaged a caretaker who lived above the barn and made jellies and jams from fruit trees on the property. The attic still houses hundreds of jelly jars. • The Schneider family, owners of Schneider Pharmacy in Berea, owned the home in the mid-1900s. They grew soybeans, potatoes and corn on the property. • Throughout the years, modern conveniences were added, including outlets for gas lights and modern plumbing. Although there must have been an outhouse, it was well concealed after it had outlived its usefulness. Though they’ve tried, the Jerome’s have yet to determine its location.

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Places of Worship BAPTIST

EVANGELICAL CHURCH

First Baptist Church of Strongsville 17444 Drake Rd. 440-238-5378

Pathway Church 21211 Drake Rd. 440-878-9890

CATHOLIC St. John Neumann Catholic Church 16271 Pearl Rd. 440-238-1770 St. Joseph Catholic Church 12700 Pearl Rd. 440-238-5555

Our Savior Evangelical Lutheran Church (Wisconsin Synod) 14343 Sprague Rd. 440-234-6595

LUTHERAN First Evangelical Lutheran Church of Strongsville (E.L.C.A.) 19419 Royalton Rd. 440-238-7890

Royal Redeemer Lutheran Church 11680 Royalton Rd. 440-237-7958 www.royred.org

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NONDENOMINATIONAL Christ Church 23080 Royalton Rd. 440-236-8282

A New Look for the Library Branch Library recently, we invite you to stop in and see our new look. You’ll discover many upgrades that benefit our community including Audio and Video recording studios, meeting rooms with state-of-the-art technology and new entrance doors. We’ve also added six study rooms including one with Skype capability. Cuyahoga County Public Library is one of the best in the country and, thanks to the support of our residents, tops the nation’s list of five-star libraries. Come in and browse our collection of materials in all formats or attend a great program. We have specialized services for teens and children. Pick up a brochure with our system-wide offerings. Get career guidance, apply for a passport or explore our Toy Library. We are now 24/7/365 anywhere, so you can

St. John Evangelical Lutheran Church (Missouri Synod) 8888 Prospect Rd. 440-234-5806

Strongsville Bible Fellowship 13237 Prospect Rd. 440-572-9033

UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST-CONGREGATIONAL Strongsville United Church of Christ 13740 Pearl Rd. 440-238-6697

UNITED METHODIST Strongsville United Methodist Church 13500 Royalton Rd. 440-238-6135

OTHER

take the library wherever you go. Get our free app to stream and download books, magazines, movies, music and audiobooks. Looking to volunteer? Join our Friends of the Library who support branch activities through book sales, dues and donations. While you’re here, purchase a bag of Library Lovers’ Brew. The Friends partnered with local roaster, Red Cedar Coffee creating a novel fundraiser that pairs our good books with a delicious java treat. It’s the perfect gift for yourself or a friend. Our professional, experienced staff look forward to helping you discover the delights of using your Library next time you visit. Stop by and see us soon. www.cuyahogalibrary.org

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ISSO Shree Swaminarayan Hindu Temple 13354 Pearl Rd. 440-238-2222 Mother of God Zyrovicy Belarusan Autocephalic Orthodox Church 11022 Webster Rd. 440-878-9736


Antonio’s Pizza

Dining Guide Square 22

1000 Degrees Neapolitan Pizza 16734 Pearl Rd. 440-268-6919

Aladdin’s 15250 Pearl Rd. 440-238-8000

A Slice Above 8788 Pearl Rd. 440-826-1300

Applebee’s 17771 Southpark Ctr. 440-572-5292

Bianca’s Ristorante Italiano 4284 Beverly Hills Dr. Brunswick 330-225-0927 www.biancasrestaurantitaliano. com

Buffalo Wild Wings 8465 Pearl Rd. 440-243-9464 www.buffalowildwings.com

Cleat’s Club Seat Grille 15147 Pearl Rd. 440-572-1088 www.cleatswings.com

Bennetts Bar & Pizzeria 19616 W. 130th St. 440-268-6767

Boston Market 14375 Pearl Rd. 440-846-0003 (LOGO)

Antonio’s Pizza 14232 Pearl Rd. 440-878-1111 www.antoniospizza.net

Architectural Justice Café 13953 Pearl Rd. 440-268-8646

Asia Garden 19648 West 130th 440-268-6633

Brew Garden 16555 Southpark Ctr. 440-234-1002

Brew Kettle 8377 Pearl Rd. 440-239-8788

Bruegger’s Bagel Bakery 15035 Pearl Rd. 440-572-4646

Buca di Beppo 16677 Southpark Ctr. 440-846-6262

B-Spot 18066 Royalton Rd. 440-572-9600 www.bspotburgers.com

Bar Louie 10 Southpark Center 440-783-5710

Bucci’s J Bella Italian Restaurant 12201 Pearl Rd. 440-238-0200 www.buccis.net

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RESTAURANT AND LOUNGE

Community Information Core Life Eatery 17917 Southpark Ctr. 440-732-0633

OPEN

Crown of India 14224 Pearl Rd. 440-638-4977

MONDAY-SATURDAY 11:00 AM FOR LUNCH 4:00 PM FOR DINNER

Dairy Queen 12152 Pearl Rd. 440-238-3491

D.C. Pasta Company 12214 Pearl Rd. 440-238-8500

FRESH LOCAL

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Dean House Chinese Restaurant 14393 Pearl Rd. 440-268-9568

DiBella’s Subs 16758 Royalton Rd. 440-846-0924

Domino’s Pizza 14300 Pearl Rd. 440-572-0444

Goldie’s Deli & Restaurant 13500 Pearl Rd. 440-572-8700

Gourme Family Restaurant 15315 Pearl Rd. 440-572-3111

Gran Fiesta Mexican 18737 Royalton Rd. 440-846-2313

Holly’s Ice Cream & Yogurt 17636 Pearl Rd. 440-268-8366

Honey Baked Ham 14136 Pearl Rd. 440-846-4400

Hot Heads Burritos 13405 Pearl Rd. 440-268-8588

Hot Shotzz Bar & Grill 14395 Pearl Rd. 216-262-9636

Houlihan’s

• Fast Friendly Service • Casual Dining Atmosphere • Online Ordering • Neapolitan (thin crust 10" & 14") & Roman Pizza - Unlimited Toppings for a Flat Price - Bakes in just 2 minutes

• Fire Roasted Wings • Salads Made to Order Veteran Owned & Operated

Discounts for Military, Police, Fire and Senior Citizens Fund Raisers

164 Southpark Mall 440-572-9090 (LOGO)

Don’s Pomeroy House 13663 Pearl Rd. 440-572-1111 www.donspomeroy.com

FREE WiFi

www.1000degrees.com

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Italian Village Restaurant

17024 Pearl Rd. 440-238-6022

16605 Pearl Road 440-572-1414 http://www.italianvillage.menu

Emilio’s Pizza

Jennifer’s Restaurant

East of Chicago Pizza

20934 Drake Rd. 440-846-1111

8464 Pearl Rd. 440-234-2044

Empire Wok

Jimmy John’s

10917 Prospect Rd. 440-238-1106

14993 Pearl Rd. 440-238-4008

Firehouse Subs

Johnny J’s Pub & Grille

17250 Royalton Rd. 440-238-1133

16734 Royalton Rd. Strongsville (Across from Best Buy)

(LOGO)

15323 Pearl Rd. 440-268-6848

Five Guys Burger & Fries 15162 Pearl Rd. 440-268-9968

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Gina’s Pizza 14423 Pearl Rd. 440-238-4820

Kartel’s Restaurant & Party Center 14741 Pearl Rd. 440-572-3720


King Dragon Chinese Restaurant 20906 Drake Rd. 440-238-8278

Kumo Japanese Seafood Buffet 14415 Pearl Rd. 216-741-3038

La Kabob Lebanese Grill 14228 Pearl Rd. 440-846-5100

Lemonberry Frozen Yogurt 12927 Pearl Rd. 440-238-0793

Master Pizza 13311 Pearl Rd. 440-876-8777

Miss Hickory’s Tea Room 14335 Mill Hollow Ln. 440-668-3053

Molly McGhee’s 13169 Prospect Rd. 440-238-0118

Mr. Hero 12465 Pearl Rd. 440-238-8811

The Local Bar 14751 Pearl Rd. 440-238-7495

Olympia Sweet Treats & Eatery Octane Performance Café

17090 Royalton Rd. 440-846-0377

Old Carolina BBQ

Panini’s Bar & Grill

14795 Pearl Road 440-268-8461

Longhorn Steakhouse 17211 Southpark Ctr. 440-238-7917

Mama Julianne’s 10913 Prospect Rd. 440-238-2028

Marcos’ Pizza 12513 Pearl Rd. 440-572-9900

O’Charley’s 8913 Pearl Rd. 440-243-2771

14952 Pearl Rd. 440-878-2200

Papa John’s

Mulligan’s Bar & Grille 20880 Royalton Rd. 440-238-4447 www.mulligansstrongsville.com

Panera Bread

14785 Pearl Rd. 440-268-8787

16494 Pearl Rd. 440-572-4000 OGO)

Olympia Sweet Treats & Eatery 11606 Pearl Rd. 440-572-7747 www.olympiacandy.com

Penn Station 14612 Pearl Rd. 440-238-6240

Pita Pit 13309 Pearl Rd. 440-268-8677

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Starbuck’s

15163 Pearl Rd. 440-268-6870

18400 Royalton Rd. 440-572-1105

Pizza Hut 14089 Pearl Rd. 440-268-7989

Pulp Juice & Smoothie Bar 15037 Pearl Rd. 440-268-6650

Red Lobster 17227 Southpark Ctr. 440-572-0717

Olympia Sweet Treats & Eatery

• Restaurant • Handmade Chocolates • Gourmet Caramel Corn • 40 flavors of Hard Ice Cream 11606 Pearl Rd. in Strongsville l 440-572-7747 www.olympiacandy.com

Robeks Fruit Juices & Smoothies 18025 Royalton Road 440-572-1640

Romano’s Macaroni Grill 17095 Southpark Ctr. 440-878-3000

Rosewood Grill 16740 Royalton Rd. 440-783-5500

Sakura Sushi

(LOGO)

Square 22 13485 Pearl Rd. 440-268-8322 www.thesquare22.com

Subway 14904 Pearl Rd. 440-572-3585

Sweet Mango Thai Cuisine 14610 Pearl Rd. 440-238-9921

The Rail 17855 Southpark Center Dr. 440-783-1275

TGI Friday’s 18400 Royalton Rd. 440-238-1299

15040 Pearl Rd. 440-268-9668

Samurai Sushi Bar & Hibachi Steakhouse 16670 Royalton Rd. 440-238-6948

Scrambler Marie’s 16726 Pearl Rd. 440-238-4143

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Tom+Chee 13359 Pearl Rd. 440-783-1699 www.tomandchee.com

Tommy’s Pizza 17664 Pearl Rd. 440-878-9999

Enjoy Life A Little More

(LOGO)

Shinto Japanese Steakhouse & Sushi Bar 17070 Pearl Rd. 440-878-3868 www.shintoexperience.com

Slim & Chubby’s 12492 Prospect Rd. 440-572-7546 www.slimandchubbys.com

Restaurant, Pub, and Patio. www.donspomeroy.com

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14769 Pearl Rd. 440-878-1400

(LOGO)

Triv’s

17100 Royalton Rd. 440-238-8830 www.trivsstrongsville.com

Zoup 18086 Royalton Rd. 440-876-0400 Every effort has been made to provide a complete and accurate restaurant list. Please call 440346-4482 with corrections or additions for future publications.


1776 EXPRESS Courier and Delivery

ACCOUNTANT/FINANCIAL

CABINETS/CUSTOM

Donovan, Klimczak & Company............................... p 63 www.dkc-cpa.com

Daso Custom Cabinetry.......... p 26 www.dasocustomcabinetry.com

APARTMENTS/SENIOR LIVING

Olympia Sweet Treats & Eatery.................................... p 62 www.olympiacandy.com

Relay for Life........................... p 55 www.relayforlife.org/strongsville

CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

Rotary Club of Strongsville.... p 51 www.strongsvillerotary.org

Southpark Square Senior Apartments............ p 42, 43 www.clovergroupinc.com ATTORNEY AT LAW John J. Urban, Attorney At Law................................ p 16, 31 www.jjurbanlaw.com BAKERY

Strongsville Chamber of Commerce........................... p 18 www.strongsvillechamber.com CHIROPRACTOR

Nothing Bundt Cakes........ p 12, 32 www.nothingbundtcakes.com

Timber Ridge Neck & Back Pain Clinic........................... p 33, 41 www.chiropracticnorthroyalton.com

BANKS/CREDIT UNIONS

CHURCHES

Community United Credit Union............................. p 16 www.cu-cu.org

Royal Redeemer Lutheran Church.................................. p 5, 32 www.royred.org

PSE Credit Union............... p 14, 32 www.psecreditunion.org

St. Joseph Catholic Church..... p 33 www.sjohio.org

BANQUET FACILITY

Envelopes / Packages

Full Van Loads

Same Day Delivery

Route Delivery

26’ Box Truck Loads

Dock To Dock

Liftgate Service

Serving Northeast Ohio 440-794-1776 1776express.com

Advertiser Index CANDY STORE

for Children.............................. p 64 www.achievementcenters.org Arts in Strongsville................. p 52 www.artsinstrongsville.org

Strongsville Historical Society.................... p 55 www.strongsvillehistoricalsociety.org

In Strongsville

Passionate Professional Prompt www.DogGoneItPetCare.com

Strongsville Kiwanis Club...... p 54 www.strongsvillekiwanis.com COLLEGES & UNIVERSITIES Cuyahoga Community College......................... p 22, 23, 30 www.tri-c.edu CONSTRUCTION & REMODELING

DONOVAN,

David M. Komer

RA Kalfas Construction........... p 45 www.rakalfas.com

Suite #201 13500 Falling Water Road Strongsville, OH 44136

CLEANING SERVICES/ RESIDENTIAL

DELIVERY SERVICE/COURIER

440-238-5006

BARBER/HAIR STYLIST

The Cleaning Authority........... p 44 www.thecleaningauthority.com/ broadviewheights

1776 Express Courier & Delivery, LLC......................... p 63 www.1776express.com

Parkway Barber & Styling...... p 55 www.parkwaybarber.com

CLUBS & ORGANIZATIONS

DENTIST/IMPLANTS & ORTHODONTICS

Triv’s Restaurant...................... p 60 www.trivsstrongsville.com

Achievement Centers

dkc-cpa.com

Aerni Dental............................. p 25 www.aernidental.com

MICHAELANGELO’S PHOTOGRAPHY

FINANCIAL SERVICES/ INVESTMENTS Freeman Heyne Toma Financial Advisors.............................. p 17, 27 www.fhtadvisors.com FITNESS/PERSONAL TRAINING/ WORKOUT FACILITY The Ehrnfelt Recreation & Senior Center................................. p 47, 48 www.strongsville.org www.Strongsville.org

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Advertiser Index Lifeworks.................................. p 49 www.lifeworksfitness.net My Personal Trainer........... p 28, 49 www.ohiomypersonaltrainer.com HAIR SALON & SPA SERVICES

Southwest General Health Center.............. p 32, 36, 37 www.swgeneral.com UH Parma Medical Center......Inside front cover, p 33, 38 www.uhparma.org

Today’s Headlines Salon..... p 4, 33 www.todaysheadlinessalon.vpweb.com

INSURANCE

HEATING, COOLING & PLUMBING

Dane Donaldson - State Farm Insurance............................ p 30, 49 www.danedonaldson.com

Kasidonis Heating & Cooling................................. p 28 www.kasidonisheatingandcooling.com HOME BUILDERS/CUSTOM Parkview Homes........................ p 9 www.parkviewhomes.com HOSPICE SERVICES Hospice Services of Southwest General............. p 36 www.swgeneral.com HOSPITALS/MEDICAL FACILITIES

Healthmarkets Insurance Agency...................................... p 63 www.healthmarkets.com/jkyle INSURANCE/MEDICAL Medical Mutual..p 38, Inside back cover www.medicalmutual.com JEWELRY & GIFTS Gregory Filo Jewelry Design Inc............................ p 6, 31 www.filojewelry.com

MetroHealth Parma........... p 34. 35 www.metrohealth.org/parma

LANDSCAPE SUPPLIES Royalton Supply...................... p 53 www.royaltonsupply.com LIBRARY Cuyahoga County Public Library-Strongsville Branch... p 58 www.cuyahogalibrary.org PET CARE Dog Gone It Pet Care.............. p 63 www.doggoneitpetcare.com PHOTOGRAPHER Beverly David Photography... p 53 www.beverlydavidphoto.com PHYSICAL THERAPY

SCHOOLS/CAREER & TECHNICAL Polaris Career Center.............. p 21 www.polaris.edu SCHOOLS/PRIVATE Royal Redeemer Lutheran Church.................................. p 5, 32 www.royred.org Sts. Joseph & John School...... p 22 www.sjjschool.org St. Mary Catholic School........ p 19 www.smsberea.org

PLUMBING, HEATING & COOLING

Altenheim Senior Living.................... p 2, 3, 30 www.altenheim.com

SENIOR SERVICES

REAL ESTATE

Cardinal Court......................... p 39 www.jeaseniorliving.com

Howard Hanna.. p 31, 44, 45, Back Cover www.howardhanna.com

Kemper House Strongsville.... p 40 www.kemperhouse.com

REFLEXOLOGY/MASSAGE

Southwest Commons.............. p 42 www.lifeservicesassistedliving.com

Comfort Spa Massage............ p 50 www.comfortspamassage.com RESTAURANTS 1000 Degrees Neapolitan Pizza..................... p 60 www.1000degrees.com Antonio’s Pizza.................... p 1, 31 www.antoniospizza.net Bucci’s J Bella Italian Restaurant................................ p 62 www.buccis.net

Westwood Place...................... p 42 www.ownerslive.com/westwood SHOPPING CENTER/MALL SouthPark Mall........................ p 13 www.shoppingsouthparkmall.com SHOPPING/GROCERY Walmart.................................... p 15 www.walmart.com STORAGE FACILITY

Don’s Pomeroy House............. p 62 www.donspomeroy.com

Strongsville Mini Storage............................... p 11, 29 www.strongsvillestorage.com

Olympia Sweet Treats & Eatery.................................... p 62 www.olympiacandy.com

WINDOW TREATMENTS/BLINDS/ SHADES/SHUTTERS

Shinto Japanese Steakhouse & Sushi Bar......................... p 29, 61 www.shintoexperience.com Strongsville Image Book & Community Guide | 2018

Triv’s Restaurant...................... p 60 www.trivsstrongsville.com

Hands-On Physical Therapy at Altenheim...................... p 30, 34 www.altenheim.com

Kasidonis Heating & Cooling................................. p 28 www.kasidonisheatingandcooling.com

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Square 22................................. p 59 www.thesquare22.com

Budget Blinds.................... p 27, 46 www.budgetblinds.com/strongsville


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