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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 © 2021, All rights reserved. Image Builders Marketing, Inc. 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

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4 MAYOR’S WELCOME 34 HEALTH & WELLNESS 6 CITY OVERVIEW 36 SENIOR LIVING 11 ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT 37 HOMES & REAL ESTATE 13 CITY COUNCIL 40 PARKS & RECREATION 15 CITY FINANCIALS 41 COMMUNITY INFORMATION 16 CHAMBER OF COMMERCE 48 STRONGSVILLE STREET MAP 17 EDUCATION 52 DINING GUIDE 22 BUSINESS & 55 ADVERTISER INDEX

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THIS PAGE (top): The beloved covered bridge on Whitney Road is set to get a makeover. City Council gave approval for the removal, rehabilitation and reinstallation of the bridge. Work will start in spring 2022. ON THE COVER: A drone’s eye view of the stadium at Strongsville Middle School. Photo: Kevin P. Kennedy

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Omakase Dining, an ancient form of Japanese dining that puts guests in the chef’s expert hands, is now being offered at Shinto. Let Chef/Owner Hiroshi Z create a dish for you that is not on the menu, using high-end, seasonal ingredients. Chef Hiroshi Z has traveled the world studying the hottest sushi trends and has brought them back to Cleveland. “We’re always striving to be a leader on the Cleveland dining scene,” says Brittany Swan, general manager of Shinto. “The timing is perfect, since we are slowly coming out of the pandemic and people can’t wait to step out to dinner again.” Shinto features an extensive bar area, big screen TV’s, a newly designed, full-service sushi bar, and a vibrant, high-energy dining experience. It’s award-winning, highly inventive Asian-Fusion fare is nicely complemented by craft cocktails and sake flights. As they say in Japan, Kanpai!

Shinto Japanese Steakhouse and Sushi Bar is located at 17070 Pearl Road, Strongsville Hours are Monday-Thursday, 3:30-10:00 p.m. Friday, 3:30-10:30 p.m. Saturday, 2:00-10:30 p.m. Sunday, 2:00-9:00 p.m.

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Mayor’s Welcome

Welcometo Strongsville A strong sense of community camaraderie and the caring

support of neighbors define the Strongsville way of life. That may have been more apparent than ever before during the challenging year of 2020. Strongsville may be a prosperous suburb of nearly 45,000 residents, but they have retained the feel of a small hometown driven by family and community pride. Few towns can match Strongsville’s diverse balance of modern amenities, abundant parks and recreational opportunities and a location that offers convenient access to anywhere. During normal times, our city is energized all year long with myriad special events and fun activities for people of all ages, from bingo and card games at our beautiful senior center, to soccer and baseball at the city’s many recreation Mayor Thomas Perciak fields, to summer community band concerts and other arts and cultural events. We all look forward to resuming those staples of Strongsville life in the coming year. Despite the challenges of a global pandemic, the business climate in Strongsville remains strong, as evidenced by a solid 95 percent occupancy rate in our four business parks, where more than 160 manufacturing and technology firms employ nearly 9,000 people. In the retail and service sector, our businesses – many locally – and family-owned – look forward to serving neighbors and guests in their normal fashion. The generous sponsorship of those businesses, which provide an essential part of the Strongsville way of life, made this 19th Annual Strongsville Image Book and Community Guide 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 community. For up-to-date information, visit the city’s website at www.strongsville.org. Sincerely, Thomas P. Perciak, Mayor, City of Strongsville

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City Overview

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The Strongsville Way of Life

By Ken McEntee

Capping off a year when celebrations

were scarce, the Lady Mustang soccer team of Strongsville High School in November traveled home from Columbus as state champions. A 3-1 win in the title game sealed an undefeated season for the team, which finished No. 1 in the United States, according to Top Drawer Soccer, the national ranking site. “In an otherwise troubling year, it was just a moment of joy being able to look into the stands and see our fans and families after the game was over,” says Todd Church, the team’s coach. “We are really proud and happy to represent the community of Strongsville.” Like most of the local activities and events that normally energize the vibrant Strongsville community, the soccer season was in limbo as the 2020 pandemic dragged on. “Reflecting back, the challenges presented by the pandemic are what drove us together,” Church recalls. “After being shut down in April and May when we would normally be practicing, the girls found ways to keep

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MUSTANG PRIDE: (top) The watertower and gazebo in the City Commons; Strongsville Lady Mustangs celebrate their 2020 National Championship (above, below).

themselves fit, to build new skills and prepare themselves to win once the season started. We had a lot of our distinguished alumni from previous championships on Zoom calls talking to the girls about what Strongsville soccer meant to them. All the hard work they put in during a time when a lot of people and places were shut down is where I think our championship was won. This is a special group of tremendous people who were willing to do whatever it took to win.” Likewise, says Mayor Tom Perciak,

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City Overview Way of Life

7 Continued from page 6 the pandemic brought out the best in the Strongsville community. “There is no question that 2020 was a year of struggle, but in another way, it was heartwarming to see how neighbors and neighborhoods came together and helped each other through it, whether it was going to the grocery store for somebody, driving someone to church or helping someone get to the doctor’s office,” Perciak says. “The bottom line is that the community came together to maintain our Strongsville way of life.” The Strongsville way of life, the mayor emphasizes, is reflected in the way residents celebrate together in fun times and support one another during bad times. “Even though we’re a city of almost 45,000 people, we still have the feel of a small home town community of neighborhoods and parish families,” Perciak says. “The community pride says a lot about the people who live and work here. It is also apparent in our religious leaders and our wonderful civic organizations.” The local business community, he adds, also plays a vital role in weaving the community together and funding local events and activities. For example, the mayor says, “The business community stepped up to the plate

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A TIME TO CELEBRATE: (above) The City decorates the Village Green for the holiday season with thousands of lights; Strongsville Police received lots of community support when hundreds of paper hearts decorated the entrance (below).

big time in order for us to continue our annual Winter Wonderland Christmas lighting ceremony on the commons. That is a function that always brings the community together as it did this year. Even after Christmas was over, there were kids and families walking through the displays, taking pictures. One couple who were pushing twins in a stroller told me they were taking photos to use on next year’s Christmas cards.” While growth has been conspicuous in the city’s retail zones over the past couple years, less noticeable has been major new development in the city’s four business parks, which typically provide about 55 percent of the income tax revenues that fund city services. “They are the financial glue that holds it all together, Perciak says. The occupancy rate in the four business parks was at a stellar 95 percent in 2020, according to Brent Painter,


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the city’s director of economic development. Meanwhile, the mayor says another type of park – the Cleveland Metroparks Mill Stream Run reservation, which nearly bisects the town from the northwest to the southwest – is the “jewel of the city.” The Metroparks make up about two-thirds of the city’s nearly 3,200 acres of green space that offer myriad recreational opportunities and a tranquil respite from the bustle of city activity.

YEAR-ROUND DELIGHTS: Cleveland Metroparks toboggan chutes in Mill Stream Run Reservation are open November through early March for family fun; waterfalls at Baldwin Lake in Cleveland Metroparks Mill Stream Run Reservation.

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the size of Strongsville’s green spaces exceed the size of many full cities in western Cuyahoga County. Contrasting its ample park areas, the city’s retail districts offer plentiful shopping and dining opportunities conveniently close to home. Sound financial management, the mayor

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Way of Life

7 Continued from page 9 says, continues to earn the city an AAA bond rating from Moody’s. “Without our AAA bond rating, the city would suffer financially,” Perciak says. “It saves us huge amounts of interest. Moody’s cites our conservative financial management practices in their rating.” Despite the economic impacts of the pandemic, Perciak says the City closed its 2020 books in a strong financial position. “The directors of every city department put into place the necessary economies of scale and at the first of the year all of the employees who are covered by a union collective bargaining agreement received their raises and were back to work,” Perciak says. “It was the quality of our employees, from service to safety and others, that made the difference here during the past year. They have done a phenomenal job.”

CITY UPDATE: Mayor Thomas Perciak presents his annual State of the City Address during a challenging year.

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Economic Development

Strongsville Undaunted By A Challenging Year

By Ken McEntee

Strongsville’s four business parks

continued to thrive in 2020, according to Brent Painter, the city’s director of economic development. Overall, the four business parks had a 95 percent occupancy rate, while the largest park – the Strongsville Business & Technology Park, commonly referred to as the Foltz Industrial Park – achieved a robust 97 percent occupancy rate, Painter reports. Investment in the city strengthened in 2020, revenue from Building Department permit fees increased by 26 percent – to just short of $1 million – compared to 2019. According to CoStar, a provider of commercial real estate information, analytics and online marketplaces, a national provider of commercial real estate information and analytics, the Strongsville/North Royalton region bested its Cleveland Area Industrial Market peers with an average market rent rate of $6.61 per square foot, topping Westlake/Rocky River ($6.40) and Solon ($6.19), Painter noted. In comparison, the overall average for the Cleveland area was $5.51 per square foot. “One reason why Strongsville business parks are so attractive is our strategic location,” Painter explains. “The Ohio Turnpike and I-71 intersect in our city, providing excellent access to the entire country, and the airport is just minutes away.” But the makeup of the community itself, Painter says, also makes it attractive to businesses looking to start up or relocate. “Businesses need to be assured that they have access to a quality talent pool,” he says. “Offering a high quality of life and abundant amenities - like ample retail and service options and recreational areas like the

OPEN FOR BUSINESS: A bird's eye view of Strongsville's iconic water tower and local businesses beyond; signage for Foltz Park, just one of the four business parks located within Strongsville; the ribboncutting ceremony (left) for City Barbeque in June, 2020.

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Economic Development

The Engine of Economic Growth Major projects in progress in the city’s business parks

Viccarone HVAC constructed a new

in 2020 included:

corporate headquarters. Union Home Mortgage

Wayfair, an e-commerce furniture and

continued to expand and

home goods seller, established a new

redevelop its national

distribution center.

headquarters in the Dow Circle Research & Development Park, creating as many as 450 new jobs.

MedWaste Ohio purchased a former

Infinium Wall Systems

Foundation Software facility in the

began construction of a

Strongsville Business & Technology Park

new, expanded corporate headquarters with

to process and clean medical devices and equipment.

manufacturing and distribution operations, creating The retail and service sector continued to

about 60 new jobs.

expand, particularly changing the landscape The Pipe Line Development Company (PLIDCO),

of the northern portion of Route 42. Along with the redevelopment of

purchased the former Sumitomo Demag manufacturing

the old La Siesta motel site into a Starbucks

facility to relocate its corporate headquarters to

and a Burger King, and the replacement of the old Jennifer’s restaurant with

Strongsville, bringing about 100 jobs.

a Culver’s casual family restaurant, Shanghai Oriental Magnetic Card

Discount Drug Mart purchased a

Engineering Co. (OMEC) relocated

parcel of land in front

its manufacturing operation in Strongsville, creating about 200 jobs. Great Lakes Brewery established a new

of the Lowe’s home improvement store to build its second Strongsville location. “The north end of town has generated a lot of interest

canning operation and distribution

over the last couple years, which we’re thrilled about, and

center in Park 82.

we expect that to continue,” Painter says. “It was nice to see Jennifer’s Restaurant relocate and stay in the city.”

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Cleveland Metroparks - help to ensure that the city is a desirable community for talented people to settle into.” Painter says the city government and local businesses were resilient during the pandemic. Many Strongsville businesses benefited from the help of the federal Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) relief program. In 2020, more than 700 Strongsville businesses received PPP assistance. The bulk of them – more than 625 – received $150,000 or less, while six companies

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each received between $2 million and $5 million. The city government, Painter says, helped to facilitate some of that assistance. “Once we identified that this was going to be a tough economic climate, we couldn’t be the direct source of funding, but we tried to serve as a middleman to help connect businesses to the funding organizations,” he says. “In a lot of cases the banks that disbursed the PPP were overwhelmed, and we were able to get businesses to the right people who could expedite their applications.”


City Council STRONGSVILLE CITY COUNCIL (left to right): Matt Schonhut, Councilman-at-Large, President; Gordon Short, Ward 4; Ann Roff, Ward 2; Jim Kaminski, Ward 1; Kelly Kosek, Ward 3; Jim Carbone, Councilman-at-Large and Joe DeMio, Councilman-at-Large.

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Your Strongsville City Council representatives would like to highlight a few accomplishments from 2020 and give a quick glance into 2021.

Traffic Signalization Project Currently finishing the signal radio interconnection, which is what coordinates the timing of the signals. In March 2021, the systems analysis and coordination programming will take place. This is where they run the system and adjust timing that might not be optimized. Once this is completed, improvements in traffic flow should be noticed.

Local Business Aid The COVID-19 pandemic and the challenges that came along with it gave Council and the City’s Administration one of the most challenging years on record. The City Administration along with council acted quickly to help our local businesses survive this crisis. Through partnerships with entities from both the public and private sectors, over 700 Strongsville businesses received aid through programs including the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), Ohio’s Small Business Relief Grant, and various Cuyahoga County grants. We should all be proud of the fast, helpful actions that contributed millions of dollars of aid to our local businesses when it was most needed.

Economic Development is the key driver of our success and is led by Brent Painter and continues to be a big focus in 2021. The City’s Business Parks continue to flourish with over 900 new jobs announced. Below are a few highlights: Expansion of the Union Home Mortgage Corporate Headquarters Campus n New Corporate Headquarters for Infinium Wall Systems n Relocation of the Pipeline Development Company's headquarters n Announcement of a new smartchip manufacturing facility for OMEC Inc. n Great Lakes Brewery establishing their canning operations within Strongsville

Sign-up for Cuyahoga County ReadyNotify – an important free service that will call or text you with any local emergencies that impact Strongsville. To learn more visit: https://ready.cuyahogacounty.us/en-US/ ReadyNotify.aspx The City's TV Channel can be seen on WOW! (21), Spectrum (1020) and live on the city's website. We broadcast live emergency notifications, community information, City Council meetings and other events.

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City Services: City Council continues to focus on ways to improve on the great services we provide such as the finest safety forces with our Police, Fire, Paramedic & Dispatch services. Not to mention the unlimited garbage collection, refuse center, recreational needs, and senior citizen services the city offers. Our commitment is to help the administration build an environment for businesses to locate, maintain and build upon the quality services we have expected. Lastly, in 2020/2021 City Council allocated $5.9MM for road reconstruction, nearly double the average yearly spend on road repairs.

2020 Pavement Reconstruction Program details: 2020/2021 road season -Strongsville invested $5,873,109.50, double the normal yearly spend.

Strongsville Streets Scheduled for Reconstruction Completed in 2020: North Bexley Pleasant Ridge Place Timber Edge Place Pine Tree Place Pheasant Trail Applebrook Circle Stag Thicket Lane Wolf Run Circle

Hastings Court Camden Drive Parkwood Lane Applewood Lane Forestwood Drive Arlington Drive Foltz Parkway Drake Road

To be completed in 2021: River Ridge Road Sunridge Circle Pamela Drive Briarwood Lane

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Strongsville Police Department for the last seven years, stepped up to the plate when asked to head up the D.A.R.E. program for the City of Strongsville. Completing his D.A.R.E. Officer Training on October 2, Officer Plut is now qualified to teach this program to all of Strongsville’s students. D.A.R.E. (Drug Abuse Resistance Education) provides students from kindergarten through high school with the skills necessary to recognize and resist pressures to experiment with drugs and to avoid gangs and violence. Lessons emphasize self-esteem, decision making, interpersonal communications skills, the consequences of drug abuse, conflict resolution and positive D.A.R.E. Officer Aaron Plut alternatives to substance abuse. Officer Plut says that he is happy for this opportunity to work with Strongsville’s students, hoping to help them get through some of life’s difficult situations through his knowledge and personal experiences. He states that the Strongsville Police Department is a great department full of fantastic people who care deeply about their jobs, the community and each other. Officer Plut resides in Olmsted Township with his wife and daughter and expresses that his hobby is his family. Strongsville will be well-served with Officer Plut at the helm of the D.A.R.E Program!


City of Strongsville Financials Strongsville Schools 59.9%

Cuyahoga Cty. 31.4%

City 8.7%

As you can see from the figure above, only a small portion of the property taxes a citizen pays actually supports the City. The majority of the property tax revenues supports the Strongsville City School District, followed by support for County functions. The percentages calculated were based on the effective residential rates.

General Fund Revenues 2020

Income Taxes................................$32,578,160.............81.8% Property Taxes....................................$490,209...............1.2% Hotel/Motel.........................................$110,665...............0.3% Intergovernmental..............................$921,460...............2.3% Charges for Services.......................$2,228,609...............5.6% Fines, Licenses and Permits...........$1,766,105...............4.4% Investment Earnings...........................$802,430...............2.1% Miscellaneous.....................................$916,786...............2.3% Totals

$39,814,424 100.0%

October 16, 2020 Moody's Investors Service has assigned a "Aaa rating" to the City of Strongsville, the highest rating possible. The City of Strongsville is one of 15 Moody's Aaa rated communities in the State of Ohio (as of October 8, 2020).

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Chamber of Commerce

The Strongsville Chamber of Commerce is

“Taking Care of Business!” The Strongsville Chamber of Commerce,

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. The Chamber offers a convenient way to meet new people, locate business opportunities, and access a vast array of information. The Strongsville Chamber is doing their best to provide information and support to our members through this challenging time. Due to the guidelines set forth by Governor Mike DeWine and the State Department of Health we were unable to host our signature events, the Strongsville Homecoming Festival and the Holiday Scholarship Dance. We are looking forward to hosting these events in 2021! This past spring the Chamber funded scholarships for 15 students Amy Ferree, Executive Director, Strongsville with the proceeds from the 2019 Chamber of Commerce Holiday Scholarship Dance. For the past several years, the Chamber has contributed the highest number of scholarships, with the highest dollar value, of any local organization. A donation is also made to

75th Annual Annual 79th

Homecoming Festival

(L -R): 2019 Chamber Scholarship Recipents & Students Entering the Military; Secure Indoor Storage Grand Opening in Strongsville, located in the former Catan Bridal building; Ohio Catholic Federal Credit Union Grand Opening.

the Sts. Joseph and John Schools Media Center. The Strongsville Homecoming Festival benefits numerous local organizations and community events, such as the Achievement Centers for Children – Camp Cheerful, Fall Festival, Arts in Strongsville, Community Band, Ehrnfelt Recreation Center programs, Excellence in Athletics Turf field project, Rotary Club, Historical Society, Strongsville Education Foundation, Strongsville’s July 4th fireworks display, Winter Wonderland, the building of the Strongsville Food Bank and many more. The 2021 Homecoming Festival will be July 14-17, 2021! Chamber members receive emails and newsletters and a listing in our web membership directory. Membership benefits include grand openings, ribbon cuttings, newsletters, monthly luncheon meetings, Business After Hours events, Business Expo, and much more. The Chamber also provides opportunities for members to post job openings and special events on the Chamber website. Group discounts for health insurance and The Strongsville Chamber of Commerce workers compensation 18829 Royalton Road are available through 440-238-3366 NOACC (Northern Ohio www.strongsvillechamber.com Chamber of Commerce).

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STUDENT-FOCUSED PROGRAMS: Chapman Elementary art students (right) show off their creativity; Strongsville Middle School Honors Strings (below); Kinsner Elementary students (bottom) get a headstart at using computers at an early age.

Dear Parents and Community Members: It is my honor and privilege to serve as Strongsville City Schools’ Superintendent. Our District serves nearly 5,500 students and consists of one preschool, five elementary schools (grades K-5), one middle school (grades 6-8) and one high school (grades 9-12). Through 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 ensure that we are preparing our students for the many paths they will follow after graduation from high school. Whether it is continuing their education in a college/university setting, beginning their journey in a career, or serving in a branch of our military, students are developing the skills necessary to be successful and meaningful contributors to society. Twenty-seven Advanced Placement courses, sixteen honors courses, and eleven Industrial Technology courses are just a few of the choices students have in our robust curriculum offerings. Remaining fiscally responsible with the funding and resources entrusted to us is of the highest importance to our District and has become paramount in creating additional efficiencies to maximize the funding received. 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 four straight 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. We have extremely engaged parents, who collaborate with our teachers to support their students. Our PTA Council and PTA building units continue to be intimately involved through fundraisers, volunteer hours, and financial grants for the work being done inside and outside of our classrooms at each grade level. Our local civic organizations and business community are also great advocates and partners, as we continue to develop additional ways for these Dr. Cameron M. Ryba, organizations to participate in the Superintendent growth and development of our students. 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. 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! — Dr. Cameron M. Ryba Superintendent, Strongsville City Schools www.strongsville.org 17


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• Nearly 5,500 students participate in an exciting classroom atmosphere supported by an accredited, comprehensive curriculum, diverse student activities and clubs, engaging teachers, and committed support staff • Award winning instructional, instrumental, and vocal programs • A comprehensive high school curriculum, including 27 Advanced Placement course offerings and 16 Honors COURSES • 92% of students complete a college core curriculum • College admission test scores above state and national average • Two National Merit Scholarship Finalists for the 2019-20 school year • Athletics: State and Regional championships in boys’ and girls’ sports THE SCHOOL COMMUNITY CONNECTION • Nationally Board Certified and state designated Master Teachers on staff • Supportive and involved residents and business community • Online access to student progress and performance reporting

St. Joseph Roman Catholic Church Fr. Joe Mamich, Pastor

FACILITIES • Safe and well-maintained facilities and grounds include one preschool, five neighborhood elementary schools (grades K-5), one middle school (grades 6-8), and one high school (grades 9-12) with planetarium • New Strongsville Middle School opened August, 2016 • Completion of Strongsville High School renovation (January, 2017) • Completion of preschool renovation as well as critical repairs and upgrades to elementary buildings • Up-to-date technology providing secure wireless access to school and student devices, interactive whiteboards in classrooms, and 1:1 ratio of Chromebooks to students FINANCES • School district is the largest employer in the City of Strongsville • $81 million bond issue passed November 2012 for construction/renovation projects (new middle school / renovations to high school and preschool) • Nationally recognized financial reporting for four straight years

Sts. Joseph and John School Values ~ Academic Excellence ~ Service

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Rigorous, Diverse, Student Focused Programs

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• Recipient of the Association of School Business Officials International (ASBO) Meritorious Budget Award for budget presentation • Recipient of the Association of School Business Officials International (ASBO) Certificate of Excellence in Financial Reporting for the District’s Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR) DISTRICT AWARDS • For seven straight years, Strongsville City Schools has been honored with the “Best Communities for Music Education” designation from The National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) Foundation for its outstanding commitment to music education. In 2020, Strongsville was one of 754 school districts nationwide to be recognized by NAMM, and one of just 17 school districts in Northeast Ohio that received this prestigious award. • Strongsville High School Ranked #49 In Ohio on the U.S. News “Best High School” Annual Listing for 2020, improving on the high school’s ranking of #73 in 2019.

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Polaris Prepares Students for Career Success! At Polaris Career Center,

we provide real-world learning opportunities for middle school, high school and adult education students. Our careertechnical programs are offered at both our Middleburg Heights campus and at satellite locations throughout our partner communities. We serve more students than ever before – we offer innovative, hands-on programs that appeal to students from middle school age to adult education. We also provide students access to training and industry certifications that open the door to exciting careers locally. We partner with over 400 advisory council members (business owners, graduates, higher education partners and community organizations) to ensure our programs

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, more than 70% of Polaris high school students pursue higher education. These are exciting times at Polaris. In the fall of 2019, we completed a $58.2 million overhaul of our entire Middleburg Heights campus, which included major upgrades of all labs, classrooms, building infrastructure, HVAC systems, the building exterior and common spaces. It also included investments in state-of-theart equipment and technology in all labs and classrooms. The building now boosts 257,000 square feet of new teaching and learning spaces, all designed to prepare Polaris high school and adult students for the careers of today AND tomorrow. To find out more, call 440-891-7600 or visit polaris.edu. #PolarisMeansJobs

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Adult Education Job & Career Training Grades 7-12 Career-Technical Training College Credits Industry Certifications Hands-On Training Brand New Spaces!

7285 Old Oak Boulevard, Middleburg Heights, OH 44130

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Education

Tri-C Offers Security in Unsure Times In a time of uncertainty,

In a matter of several weeks, Tri-C went from 2,540 courses in its Blackboard Learn, the College’s online learning delivery system, to more than 4,900.

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Cuyahoga Community College (Tri-C®) offers something you can bank on: courses that meet you where you are and certificates and degrees that will lay the foundation for your success. Since March of last year, Tri-C, a national leader in online education, has successfully moved the bulk of its coursework to remote learning. That means you can keep yourself safe and maintain social distancing while pursuing your certificate or degree, and in many cases, you can do it according to your own schedule. Tri-C, like just about all colleges, has offered online courses as a matter of convenience for students. But before March, those courses accounted for only 15 percent of the College’s overall course schedule. “We had to move quickly,” said Thomas Kemp, executive director of the College’s Online Learning and Academic

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Technology department. The transition was successful. In a matter of several weeks, Tri-C went from 2,540 courses in its Blackboard Learn, the College’s online learning delivery system, to more than 4,900. The College has created virtual tutoring space and offers nearly all student-support services online. Tri-C has also helped students secure tuition and laptops while distributing CARES Act funds to students in need. Located in Parma, Ohio, Tri-C’s Western Campus opened in 1966. The campus has oversight of the Brunswick University Center and serves southern Cuyahoga and Medina county residents. Western Campus recently opened a new, state-of-the-art STEM center and expanded both its KeyBank Public Safety Training Center and Advanced Automotive Technology Center. To register for classes or for more information, visit www.tri-c.edu/western.


Keep moving forward

Life has changed, but your plans don’t have to. At Tri-C,® you can move ahead while staying safe, saving money and getting the education you need. Classes are available in a variety of formats, including in-person, hybrid and 100% online. Check out our course offerings today!

tri-c.edu/startnow 216-987-6000

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Amy Ferree, Executive Director, Strongsville Chamber of Commerce

Thomas Perciak, Mayor, City of Strongsville

Paul Psota, CEO, Altenheim Senior Living

William Aerni, DDS, Aerni Dental

Mark and Jana Florek, Budget Blinds

Tina Grant, Manager, Howard Hanna

Dane Donaldson, State Farm

Dr. Cameron Ryba, Superintendent, Strongsville City Schools

Daniel Sommers, Branch Manager, PSE Credit Union

Todd Arnold, Executive Chef, Don’s Pomeroy House


Alice Leach, RN Manager, Hospice Services of Southwest General

Dr. Donna Imhoff, President, Cuyahoga Community College

Vincent, Fred and Anthony LoSchiavo, Co-Owners, Antonio’s Pizzeria LoSchiavo

Brian M. Zimmerman, Chief Executive Officer, Cleveland Metroparks

Stephanie Anaya, General Manager, Trivs Restaurant

Richard S. Weiser DDS, Care Esthetics - Strongsville

Pete Opperman, Vice President, Cortland Bank

John Zahrte, Pastor, Royal Redeemer Lutheran Church

Dr. Gaebelein, Strongsville Smile Keepers

Cheryl Basilisco, Esbi International Salon

Brittany Swan, General Manager, Shinto Japanese Steakhouse

Sandy and Matt Croft, Strongsville Mini Storage

Brad Bender, State Farm - Bender Insurance

James Ptacek, Founder and CEO, Ta-Check Financial

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Platelet Rich Fibrin (PRF) Platelet Rich Fibrin is a technology that uses your body’s own natural and powerful healing proteins and concentrated growth factors found with blood to rejuvenate skin, treat hair loss and speed recovery. With a simple blood draw, a concentration of natural growth factors in your own blood can be collected and used to stimulate and treat your skin. Following the various spin cycles, PRF injections and microneedling may then be utilized to infuse facial tissues and hair follicles with regenerative growth factors and cells that stimulate, repair and rejuvenate damaged areas within the body. Since no additives are used, it forms a “super” blood clot with significantly elevated concentrations of regenerative cells and growth factors capable of stimulating healing.

PRF is 3x more effective than PRP You may have heard of platelet rich plasma (PRP), a first generation platelet concentrate. One of the downsides of this procedure was that additional use of the anti-coagulants (chemical additives) prevents clotting and thereby diminishes the full potential benefits of platelet concentrates. Recent studies have show that PRF is up to 3 times more effective than its previous PRP formulations.

Come and see why patients travel cross-country for our specialized treatments! 11925 Pearl Rd., Suite 206 - Strongsville

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Esbi International Salon

The Legacy and Beyond Driven by owner Cheryl Basilisco and her trend setting team of stylists, the Esbi International Salon legacy continues to live on. “The philosophy my husband Nuccio and I established at Esbi always focused on the idea that our clients deserve the latest and most innovative hair styles and coloring techniques, along with attentive, personal service in a friendly home away from home,” Cheryl explains. Cheryl credits her stylists for continuing and expanding upon that legacy. “They utilize creative color techniques and create new ones to stay ahead of the trends,” she says. Esbi’s mission has always been to lead - not follow - in advancing the beauty business, Cheryl emphasizes. “We want to make a difference in the industry by making sure that young stylists coming out of school are meticulously trained and knowledgeable about hair,” she says. “That’s why all of our stylists continue their training after they join our team. It’s gratifying to witness the true spirit of teamwork among our family of stylists.” The Esbi legacy includes a passion for working with cancer patients and others suffering from hair loss by offering all-natural hair extensions. “It is a selfrewarding service to be able to restore confidence and dignity to women who are going through a difficult and vulnerable period of their lives,” Cheryl says. Last year, Cheryl created the The Footprint Effect, an organization that will give cancer survivors financial assistance toward hair extensions. The Foundation will also help with education for those who qualify. “We want to help chemo patients feel great about themselves,” Cheryl says. “My hope is that with help from the foundation, we can cut the cost of extensions by half so that more people can afford them.” The foundation will hold its inaugural gala in 2021 to raise money for hair extensions and to provide a future stylist with financial assistance toward cosmetology schooling. Esbi is a full-service salon that specializes in hair, nail, skin care and special occasion styling services. Esbi is excited to offer a variety of new services, like

sugaring, hair removal, microblading, eyelash extensions, lash lifts and Dream Catchers hair extensions. “Hair is what we do best, and we share a passion for utilizing our talents to reveal our clients’ inner beauty for the world to see and enjoy,” Cheryl says. To schedule your appointment today, or to learn more about The Footprint Effect Foundation, call Esbi International Salon, at 330-220-3724(ESBI). The salon is located at 4193 Center Road (Route 303), in Brunswick, Ohio 44212. Salon hours are: Tuesdays from 11 am – 9 pm, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 9 am – 9 pm, Fridays from 9 am – 5 pm and Saturdays from 8 am – 4 pm. They are closed on Sundays and Mondays. For more information about products, promotions and services or to purchase gift cards, visit esbiintlsalon.com - and follow Esbi on Facebook and Instagram for flash sales and product and hair tips. Call ahead for drive-thru retail client product pick-up.

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A E R N I DEN TA L NOT YOUR AVERAGE DENTAL TEAM

High Quality General Dentistry, Implants, Orthodontics and State-of-the-Art Technology – Right Here in Strongsville

Not all dentists and dental offices are created equal. Even though dental offices can be found on almost every corner, exceptional practices are diamonds in the rough. And yes, Aerni Dental is one of those extraordinary diamonds.

An oral surgeon recommended

Practicing for over 30 years, Dr. William Aerni is a general dentist who also performs dental implants and orthodontics. He’s an out-ofthe-ordinary 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 School of Dental Medicine, 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 keep himself and his team at the top of their game, they pursue countless hours of continuing education–far more than is Transparency, that is what required. I absolutely love about Dr. Aerni and his staff. Any recommendations are backed up with photos that clearly demonstrate the necessity of the recommended service. Technology, second to none, Dr. Aerni stays on top of what is new on the market and brings it to his clients. It is incredible how much can be accomplished in a single visit that used to take multiple visits. Education, they are great at explaining what it takes to have a good oral hygiene routine at home also.” – Leigh Anne B.

William M. Aerni, DDS are under. It’s one of the reasons why he is passionate about Tip Edge orthodontics. He believes it’s the most comfortable, quickest, and most cost effective way to achieve that beautiful smile for a lifetime.

To achieve the Gold Standard of Care for each patient, Dr. Aerni 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 build his practice overlooking the Metroparks because he wanted his patients to be able to enjoy the calming beauty of nature while receiving the best dental care available.

In addition to having his office in Strongsville, Dr. Aerni and his wife raised their five children here too. As a family man, he understands the challenges and pressures families

While dental implants major surgery for an issue I may seem like something was experiencing for years. new to most people, it’s a Dr. Aerni recommended a different non surgical treatment very common procedure that alleviated my pain and at Aerni Dental. Dr. Aerni corrected my issue, saving me has been placing dental from undergoing surgery! I implants for over 28 years highly recommend him and his – experience you won’t practice!” – T. K. find at most general dentist practices. He became a highly skilled implant surgeon by learning from the pioneers in the industry. Names you have probably never heard of, but dentists who are part of the “who’s who” in dental implants. I have four teenage children and have taken them to Aerni Dental since my oldest was 6 years old. We have spent countless hours at the practice for bi-annual checkups, fillings, four sets of braces and whatever dental emergency my kids’ created. Since Dr. Aerni’s staff is fantastic at scheduling for a family, mom even got her appointments in too!!!! Dr. Aerni and his staff always took care of us like we were family, and their skills and professionalism always shined through. They have state of the art equipment, and make every effort to ensure you understand your options and follow up care. I don’t know how he does it, but Dr. Aerni also hires the absolute best hygenists and office staff. Want to give a special shout out to Jenny as she has cared for us our entire tenure at the practice. Since she has four kids as well, I looked forward to sharing war stories on my visits. Great service and great staff - can’t say enough about Dr. Aerni and his team!!!” – Katherine O.

New technology to Aerni Dental is LANAP Laser Surgery. Used to treat gum disease and regenerate bone and tissue, LANAP Laser Surgery is minimally invasive, destroys bacteria, and offers patients quicker recovery time than traditional surgery. For more information about LANAP, visit our website: https://aernidental.com. When he’s not with patients at his dental office, Dr. Aerni can be found teaching dental implant surgery to dentists at the Midwest Implant Institute, the very same place he began his own implantology studies. He also enjoys outdoor activities and making memories with his family.

Call 440-683-6833 today to schedule an appointment for your NEW SMILE! 11177 Pearl Road, Strongsville | aernidental.com | SECOND OPINIONS WELCOME!

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ltenheim is a not for profit life plan community offering Senior Living, Assisted Living, Memory Assisted Living, Skilled Nursing, In and outpatient Rehabilitation, Long Term Care, Memory Care, and Private Duty. In 2018 Altenheim opened Shurmer Place Memory Assisted Living and the Altenheim Rehab Center. “With our new memory assisted living community and therapy rehab center, we are the only senior community in the area designed to the Planetree principals of person-centered care,” relayed Paul Psota, CEO of Altenheim. “Planetree removes the barriers between residents and caregivers, focusing on the needs of residents and their families, designed to emphasize nature and calmness,” states Director of Marketing Donna Casey. The two-story Shurmer Place Memory Assisted Living community offers 38 private one and two bedroom suites with living rooms, dinettes, four season rooms, and roll-in showers to accommodate residents with memory loss. The Altenheim Therapy Rehab Center serves patients recovering from orthopedic, cardiac and neurological conditions that require therapy. Along

with 32 private rooms, roll in showers, and a beer garden, the center also includes an outpatient unit for occupational, speech and physical therapy. Consistent with the Planetree philosophy, the memory assisted living community emphasizes natural light and openness.” The community was designed with nature in mind, with color schemes that were specifically chosen for residents with dementia. Studies reveal that certain colors create feelings of calmness, which is especially important to the emotional and psychological well being of the memory residents,” explains Beth Seese, Resident Director Shurmer Place Memory Assisted Living.

Paul Psota, CEO

For memory assisted living tours call 440-268-1048, therapy rehab center tours call 440-238-3361 Altenheim.com • 15653 Pearl Rd., in Strongsville

Budget Blinds STYLE & SERVICE FOR EVERY BUDGET

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t Budget Blinds of Strongsville, you will find more than great window coverings. If you’re shopping for a single window treatment, redecorating your entire house, or seeking the solution to a complex design challenge, you’ll find that Jana and Mark Florek and their staff are great to work with and they have the knowledge and expertise to help you put it all together. As a locally owned family business since 2004, the Floreks take a long-term commitment to their customers seriously. They are proud to be part of Budget Blinds, the largest window covering franchise in the country, offering quality products with industry leading warranties. Window treatments are so much more than sun protection or a simple tool for privacy. Well-designed window coverings enhance and complement your home décor. Budget Blinds fashion-forward styles and window treatment options fit any budget. They create a soothing atmosphere, raise ceilings, change the shape of a room, hide shortcomings and make a statement. Also, imagine a world where window treatments

anticipate your needs and adjust themselves automatically, creating your room’s perfect ambiance morning, noon and night. Control your shades effortlessly from remote control, voice control, from home or from anywhere in the world. From the initial free in-home consultation to expert measuring and installation, the team at Budget Blinds is here for you through the complete process. Visit the showroom or call Jana and Mark at Budget Blinds of Strongsville. They bring expert design and tailored service to your doorstep.

Mark & Jana Florek, Owners

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STASH YOUR STUFF WITH US!

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 Mini-Storage is one of the drop-off points for the clothing which helps many families in the area. Sandy 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 well-known 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

Stash your stuff with us at Strongsville Mini-Storage, 22802 Royalton Road. Call 440-846-0582 or visit our website at www.strongsvillestorage.com

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THERE’S MORE TO EXPLORE AT CLEVELAND METROPARKS MILL STREAM RUN RESERVATION

he natural beauty of Cleveland Metroparks has long been a highlight of the Strongsville community. Since 2010, under Cleveland Metroparks CEO Brian Zimmerman, Mill Stream Run Reservation in Cleveland Metroparks has grown nearly 10%, adding more forests, streams and wetlands under its protection and providing greater opportunities for people to connect with nature. With approximately two million recreational visits each year, Mill Stream Run Reservation is Cleveland Metroparks second most popular reservation, thanks to year-round highlights

like Wallace Lake, The Chalet and its twin toboggan chutes and over 33 miles of paved, natural surface and equestrian trails. For decades, families have gathered, exercised and explored the reservation, creating lasting memories and connections with the natural world — including the award-winning park district’s CEO Brian Zimmerman. As a resident of Strongsville, it’s not uncommon to catch Zimmerman biking along the parkway, traversing the 108-steps of The Chalet throughout the year, or hiking with his wife, son and family dog, Eli, along the reservation’s bustling trail network. In addition to growing in size, Mill Stream Run Reservation has seen many improvements over Brian M. Zimmerman, Chief Executive Officer, the past decade including the Royalview mountain Cleveland Metroparks bike trail, Go Ape Treetop Adventure and Valley Parkway Connector Trail that links to Brecksville Reservation. In 2021, stream and wetland restoration activities at Bonnie Park will be completed, improving the ecological health of the area and river and inviting guests to explore new riverside seating, interpretive signage and fishing hotspots.

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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 Italian-style pizza, and many of their other classic Italian dishes. Vincent, Fred and Fred is grateful and puts it simply, Anthony LoSchiavo, Co-owners “our customers and employees are the reason we have become the great American success story that we are today.”

n exceptional community deserves an exceptional bank. Cortland Bank opened its Strongsville branch in February 2019. Although Cortland Bank may be new to Strongsville, the community bank has been serving Northeast Ohio for over 125 years. Headquartered in Cortland, Ohio, the Bank operates 13 offices across Cuyahoga, Mahoning, Summit, Trumbull, and Portage counties and a mortgage loan center in Fairlawn. The Strongsville location offers a range of services from everyday banking transactions to mortgage and commercial lending. The Bank offers innovative products such as Choice Rewards Checking, a suite of rewards checking accounts that pay interest on balances with no category restrictions or minimum balance requirements. At Cortland Bank, customers are known by name rather than account number and decisions are made by directors and managers who reside and work in the communities where the company’s headquarters and branches operate. Pete Opperman, Vice President, For more information, visit Cortland Private Bank Officer, NMLS#434545 Bank located at 14357 Pearl Road, Strongsville, call 440-238-5917 or visit www.cortlandbank.com. NMLS:531589

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

For more information, visit Cortland Bank located at 14357 Pearl Road, Strongsville, call 440-238-5917, or visit www.cortlandbank.com

Cuyahoga Community College IMHOFF STRIVES TO MATCH EDUCATION TO EMPLOYERS’ NEEDS

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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onna L. Imhoff, Ph.D., joined Cuyahoga Community College as president of its Western Campus and Brunswick University Center in 2016. She works with area leaders, business owners and community organizations to match higher educational resources with community and business needs. Before coming to Tri-C, Imhoff was campus president of Community College of Allegheny County in Pittsburg for eight years. She spent the previous 22 years as a psychology faculty member at CCAC. Imhoff holds a doctorate in social and Dr. Donna Imhoff, President of Tri-C’s comparative analysis education from Western Campus and Brunswick University Center University of Pittsburg; a master’s in school psychology from Duquesne University; a graduate certificate in women’s studies from University of Pittsburg; and a bachelor’s degree in rehabilitation education from Penn State University. For information on Cuyahoga Community College, call 216-987-6000 or visit www.tri-c.edu

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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 11220 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!

Dane A. Donaldson, Owner

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Howard Hanna YOUR HOMETOWN REAL ESTATE COMPANY

arm and friendly service with exceptional dining – this beautifully restored mid-19th century mansion and historic gem is Strongsville’s legendary home of the freshest seafood, steaks and chops and a premier dining spot in Northeast Ohio. Don’s Pomeroy House is the perfect place to entertain a significant relationship, celebrate an anniversary, good news, some news or just because! Casual diners will feel at home downstairs in The Pub or (during summer months) al fresco out on The Patio. For Private Dining, an elegant, intimate dining room for two to six guests (known as the VIC for “Very Important Couples”) and an equally elegant private Party VIP dining room (for up to 26) are available on the second floor. They have also added private dining igloos. Private Dining experiences must be booked directly by calling 440-572-1111. Todd Arnold, Executive Chef for many Todd Arnold, Executive Chef years and General Manager since 2018, looks forward to serving you very soon!

oward Hanna is synonymous with the long-term tradition of excellent service and community involvement in Cuyahoga and Medina Counties. Their agents are rated excellent in market statistics, real estate knowledge, community awareness and involvement. Their representation for sellers and buyers is beyond reproach. Howard Hanna is a “ONE STOP” real estate service. Not only will the Howard Hanna Team of agents help you find an investment property, first home or your forever home, they offer financing (Howard Hanna Mortgage Services), title/ escrow services and insurance, all for your convenience. Buyers consider Strongsville an amazing find due to the wide range of pricing, easy access to major freeways, shopping, restaurants, downtown, with modern amenities while still maintaining the Hometown feeling. If you are thinking about starting a NEW CAREER, give Tina a call to learn all Howard Hanna has to offer; training, unlimited Tina Grant, Office Manager income potential, control of your working hours. Call Tina Grant, Manager of the Howard Hanna Strongsville office, and become a part of their prestigious team of agents.

Don’s Pomeroy House is located in the heart of Strongsville at 13664 Pearl Road For more information, visit www.donspomeroy.com or call 440-572-1111

Howard Hanna’s Strongsville office is located at 12333 Pearl Rd. Call 440-238-1400 or visit www.howardhanna.com

PSE Credit Union CUYAHOGA AND MEDINA COUNTY’S FAMILY BANK

Pastor John Zahrte ROYAL REDEEMER LUTHERAN CHURCH & SCHOOL

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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 also about the experience, says GM Brittany Swan. The beauty of the décor, the up-tempo music and the warmth and welcoming friendliness of the staff and customers adds to the tantalizing taste on your tongue, appealing to your every sense. “You feel the energy when you enter,” Brittany says. “Most customers come here to celebrate and enjoy an evening out, beginning with a great cocktail, a delicious dinner and then relaxation out on the patio.” Shinto, a Strongsville favorite since 2004, and now in Westlake, offers a contemporary atmosphere that features the best in sushi and Japanese cuisine prepared hibachi style by entertaining tableside chefs. The spacious environment Brittany Swan, General Manager is inviting for people of all ages. While at Shinto, be sure to enjoy a signature martini or a Sake Bomb. “A restaurant itself is just tables and chairs,” Brittany says. “The people and the atmosphere you experience at Shinto are what makes it special.”

Southwest General SKILLED, COMPASSIONATE HOSPICE CARE IS AVAILABLE AT SOUTHWEST GENERAL

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ospice can be an incredibly difficult time for patients and their families. But, Hospice Services of Southwest General focuses on a holistic way of caring, provides dignity, comfort and compassion for those who could be experiencing life during their last months, weeks or days. “We understand and embrace how important it is to put patients and their loved ones at ease, especially when the goals shift to comfort, dignity and quality of life, when time is limited,” says Alice Leach, RN, manager of Hospice Services. Southwest General’s Hospice Services provides: • Care settings of choice: hospital, home or residential hospice at the 10-bed Thomas P. Perciak Family Residential Hospice, in Strongsville • 24/7 nursing support • Symptom relief • Comfort care • Expert clinicians, including nurses, spiritual care staff and specially trained volunteers who recognize and appropriately react to patient changes • Making sure the patient is Leach, manager, Hospice Services of surrounded by loved ones, with Alice Southwest General and Michael Waggoner, attention to pain management director, Hospice Services and Palliative Care of • Additional support for patients and Southwest General their family members • Special recognition for veterans

Shinto Japanese Steakhouse & Sushi Bar • 17070 Pearl Road in Strongsville 440-878-3868 & 857 Columbia Road in Westlake 440-772-5017 • www.shintoexperience.com

For more questions, call 440-816-5040. For comprehensive information about hospice care, visit swgeneral.com/hospice.

Dr. Matt Gaebelein STRONGSVILLE SMILE KEEPERS

Brad Bender State Farm BENDER INSURANCE AND FINANCIAL SERVICES, INC.

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trongsville Smile Keepers is the place to be! With over 25 years of experience, Dr. Matt Gaebelein’s guarantee of excellence is evident in his passion for dentistry. One only has to visit their state-of-the art facility to witness his commitment to high-quality dentistry. From the latest x-ray equipment, to same day crowns, patients are treated with innovative care. Dr. Gaebelein’s warm demeanor makes his office a friendly and inviting place. They serve patients from all over Northeast Ohio and have patients that travel from different states to receive their great care. Dr. Gaebelein is a fellow with the Academy of General Dentistry. Only 6% of dentists achieve this recognition. He is a Senior Master Provider in Fastbraces Orthodontic Technology and has given hundreds of children and adults beautiful smiles. You can be confident that when you Dr. Matt Gaebelein enter Strongsville Smile Keepers you will be treated like family. Strongsville Smile Keepers is located at 17112 Pearl Road in Strongsville 440-508-4566 www.strongsvillesmilekeepers.com

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ender Insurance and Financial Services, Inc. (Brad Bender State Farm) is centrally located to serve the community at 13022 Pearl Rd. Suite 1, right in front of the Strongsville Middle School. Brad, the owner and agent, leverages 20+ years of experience working directly with customers and leading teams working directly with customers to position them for success. Protecting families’ homes, cars, incomes and other concerns is foundational to our work. Our assistance does not end there for our trusting families: retirement, education and legacy are just a few examples of where our customer’s needs take us. Providing an outstanding and responsive customer experience necessitates an outstanding team. Our team is experienced helping families and businesses, day in and day out. We invite you to stop by, call in or click over to sfbenderagency.com and read more about our team and our offering! Brad Bender, Agent GO MUSTANGS! 13022 Pearl Rd., Suite 1, Strongsville, OH 44136 440-572-2688 • www.sfbenderagency.com www.strongsville.org 31


TRUST, INTEGRITY AND EXPERIENCE Ta-Check Financial

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ames Ptacek, Founder and CEO of Ta-Check Financial, has been in the financial industry for over 30 years. He has been helping everyday families and local businesses pursue their financial goals through a customizable approach, designed to fit your current needs and future goals. Whether you are just starting out or ready to retire, they have strategies for all major milestones and every moment in between. James will help you plan diligently by understanding your entire financial portfolio, starting with your taxes. He will help you create strategies in line with your personal and financial goals by first identifying your values. Your initial appointment with Jim will include a complimentary financial assessment to help him understand your background, allowing him to James Ptacek, Founder and CEO assist you in pursuing your goals! Securities and advisory services offered through LPL Financial, a registered investment advisor, member FINRA/ SIPC. Ta-Check Financial is a separate legal entity and not affiliated with LPL Financial. LPL Financial does not offer tax advice or tax-related services.

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Ta-Check Financial Strongsville Office 7979 Pearl Road | 440-891-1200 | www.ta-check.com Conveniently located at the corner of Pearl and Sprague

Visit Us at the Library

We invite you to visit your Strongsville Branch Library located at 18700 Westwood Drive. Cuyahoga County Public Library is one of the best in the country and, thanks to the support of our community, tops the nation’s list of five-star libraries. Come in and browse our collection of materials in all formats. You may discover a Prime Pick book that you heard about and just can’t wait to read. These titles do not take reserves, so you may find the latest and greatest on our shelf when you visit. We have specialized services for teens and children. You and your family can also enjoy

Top-Rated Library System 11 Years in a Row!

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Stephanie Anaya TRIVS RESTAURANT

ocated in the heart of Strongsville, Trivs restaurant offers fresh, made to order dishes, an extensive wine list and unique hand-crafted cocktails! Live entertainment in the lounge, happy hour on the heated patio or a cozy dinner in the dining room… Trivs has it all, including an eclectic music venue Wednesday through Saturday. Lunch and dinner menus change seasonally, featuring the freshest local ingredients. The Chef is happy to accommodate special requests to please every guest. The casual elegance and uncompromising service along with the assurance that the staff and customers health, safety, and wellbeing are the top priority make this a Strongsville staple. Mike Trivisonno Jr. is not only the owner but the man behind a guarantee that you will have a truly unparalleled experience every time. The private dining room is an ideal space to host your special events, business meetings, showers, rehearsal dinners, or any day that is Stephanie Anaya, General Manager special to you. This local restaurant seeks to make each guest feel like a family member in their home.

17100 Royalton Road, Strongsville, 44136 440-238-8830 • Trivsstrongsville.com

a wide variety of virtual programs. Use our database resources, get career guidance, apply for a passport or explore our Toy Library. You’ll discover new features in our Branch that benefit our residents including quiet study rooms with video conferencing equipment. We are now 24/7/365 anywhere, so you can take the library wherever you go. Get our free LIBBY 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. Our professional, experienced staff look forward to helping you discover the delights of using your Library next time you stop in. Please make it soon! See all of the resources available to you by visiting www.cuyahogalibrary.org.


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Health & Wellness

Hospice Care Could Be the Right Choice What is Hospice Care?

Hospice care is a specialized form of medical care designed to meet the needs of patients whose goals of care are shifting from curative to comfort care and quality, end-of-life care. The goal of hospice care is to provide the terminally ill patient and their family—as early as possible— with the support and resources needed to help the patient manage pain and other symptoms so that their last days may be spent with dignity, surrounded by their loved ones.

Who is Eligible for Hospice Care?

A patient is eligible for hospice care when it is determined that pursuing other treatment will not benefit the patient, and quality of life becomes the focus. Patients can remain in their home with the ones they love. Additionally, hospice care may benefit patients and families who are feeling overwhelmed when medical treatment did not meet expectations. Hospice care is generally a covered benefit by

See the Difference. Feel the Comfort.

Dr. Matt Gaebelein and team proudly serving all your dental needs in one location! Including: Fastbraces, Implants, Dr. Matt Gaebelein Bonding, Preventative Care, Same Day Crowns & Bridges, Whitening, Fillings, 3D X-rays, Root Canals, and more. Our practice has been voted “Best Dentist” by Medina County Gazette’s Best of the Best Awards for 5 consecutive years.

New Patient Promo: Comprehensive exam and 3D panoramic X-ray for $99 (Over $280 value). Plus.. All new patients receive a FREE GIFT!

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Medicare, Ohio Medicaid and most major insurance plans.

Care Close to Home

Southwest General offers hospice care at any location the patient calls home—in their actual dwellings, nursing homes or assisted living apartments. For urgent needs in the home, 24-hour, on-call staff is available. Additionally, for those who need 24-hour medical supervision for symptom relief, we offer The Thomas P. Perciak Family Residential Hospice, in Strongsville. This 10-bed facility offers a home-like environment and compassionate, comprehensive inpatient care from professional hospice staff. Our Hospice Services team members are certified in hospice and palliative care and include a medical director, nurses, nursing assistants, social workers, spiritual care providers, bereavement coordinators and trained volunteers. To learn more, or for an information-only consultation, call 440-816-5040.


We’re here for you, in your home or ours.

Hospice Services of Southwest General provides patients and their families comprehensive, holistic care in the comfort of their own home or at our residential hospice in Strongsville. Either way, our mission is to help provide dignity and meaning in the last days of life. Southwest General also provides extensive bereavement counseling to help families cope with and then adjust to life without their loved one. To explore all your hospice options, call 440-816-5040.

1-71 at Bagley Road | Middleburg Heights | 440-816-5050 | swgeneral.com


Senior Living

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to the Ehrnfelt Senior Center At this time, you must be a member to attend. Masks

are required in the Senior Center. As you enter, your temperature will be taken, and you’ll be asked screening questions. Social distancing and other safety measures are in place inside the facility. Our hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Memberships will be extended six months due to the closure. Programs and activities are being phased back in. Breakfast is now available Monday through Friday from 8 -10 a.m. Enter through the Rec Center for breakfast. Hot lunches for carryout are available Monday through Friday at the Senior Center beginning Oct. 1, 2020. Order by noon the day before by calling 440-580-3268 and pick up between 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. You can order multiple days’ meals at the same time. We offer a wide variety of programs and activities for adults 50 and older. Stop by the front desk, 18100 Royalton Rd., or call 440-580-3275 for information about joining the Senior Center. Up to date activities schedules can be found on our website at www.strongsville.org/departments/ senior-center.

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Homes & Real Estate

Home Is Where the Heart Is

The coronavirus pandemic has impacted many industries, and our home space is no exception. As many people are spending more time indoors, not only are we craving more comfort — we have been forced to reimagine our spaces to meet the demands of our new or different lifestyle. Whether that calls for creating a functional home office, designing a living room for Zoom and remote learning, or establishing a smart pantry organizing solution, just about every area of our home may require a refresh. With this in mind, here are some of the home trends for 2021.

Livable Luxury – embracing furniture concepts and comfortable upholstery that is versatile but still stylish.

Decorative Smart Lighting – balances zones for dual usage, as well as visual interest in your home.

We Build American Dreams and We Can Improve On Yours! Additions • Interior/Exterior Renovations Bath, Kitchen, Basement Remodels • Doors Drywall • Painting • Rooong • Siding Windows • Closet Organization and Much More Family Owned & Operated Providing Quality Craftmanship & Experience You Can Trust

12001 Prospect Rd., Ste. A1 Strongsville www.rakalfas.com

Durable fabrics – those that wear well and can be washed and stand the test of time.

Blush is the new neutral – a bit warmer and less harsh than stark white

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Old World Influences – enhances timeless design. Earthy Colors and Textures and Indoor Plants –

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bringing the calm of nature indoors. Mulch • Topsoil

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

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Homes & Real Estate Considering upsizing or downsizing or buying that perfect first home?

Looking to Sell Your Strongsville Home?

We understand times are different and we are here to help you through the process. Have you heard the following statements lately? “My agent helped us to get multiple offers with their unique marketing strategies.” “My agent guided us through accepting an offer with a “Price escalation addendum.” “My agent advised us how to make the most money in the safest possible way in today’s uncertain times.” “We received over asking price quickly and safely due to the agents marketing and connections.” At Howard Hanna, we can run

a report for you that will show you HOW MANY buyers Howard Hanna has in their system currently looking for a home LIKE YOURS. We HAVE the buyers! Ask your local Howard Hanna agent for a “Buyers Market Analysis” to find out if those are phrases you will soon be happily saying! Contact your local Howard Hanna

Realtor to find out how the local trends in 2020 have affected the value of your home. Please call 440-238-1400 for a free analysis as to how many buyers we have for your home as well as an updated valuation of your home. The market has changed and so has the value of your home! You may be pleasantly surprised!

Pandemic got you down? Need a change? Sales are thru the roof! MEGA-Million Dollar Office Top Producing Sales Agents National Sales Excellence Award Winner Combined 27 Years Real Estate Experience Top 5% in the Nation/Top 3% in the State Residential Relocation Specialist & Commercial Sales

216-570-7060 CONTACT US TODAY!

KimKramer@howardhanna.com LisaBiesiadecki@howardhanna.com LyndaVentra@howardhanna.com

REAL ESTATE SERVICES

List/Buy with Us and We’ll Pay for Your 1-Day Moving Truck! “Certain restrictions apply. See agent for details”.

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Did the Events of 2020 Have You Considering Ways to Improve Your Life? A career change in 2021 may be the perfect place to find your HAPPINESS!

We are looking to hire two people to work as Realtors for the Howard Hanna Strongsville office. A career in real estate means flexibility; in your time and your income. Are you a “people person”? Would you enjoy making your own schedule and determining your own income? If so, becoming a Realtor may be the perfect fit for your new 2021 career choice. If you do not currently hold a license to sell real estate in the State of Ohio, Howard Hanna can educate you and help you through that process! There are local and online colleges where you can complete the necessary schooling in as little as four weeks. Real estate allows you to work flexibly from home or from the office. If you are enjoy taking on challenges, are dependable, and love working with people, please give me a call Tina Grant today so we can schedule a phone interview right away! –Tina Grant, Manager, Strongsville Howard Hanna, 330-741-0112.

Home of the “No Questions Asked” Warranty!

Surprisingly great rates right around the corner. D Donaldson Ins and FinSvc Inc Dane Donaldson, Agent 11220 Pearl Rd Strongsville, OH 44136 Bus: 440-268-0600 Fax: 440-268-0650

I’m your one-stop shop for the service you deserve at a price you want. Call me for surprisingly great rates and Good Neighbor service right in your neighborhood. Like a good neighbor, State Farm is there.® Individual premiums will vary by customer. All applicants subject to State Farm underwriting requirements.

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Community Info

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 440-580-3105 building@strongsville.org

City Council Office 440-580-3110 Communications Center 440-580-3190 katie.grace@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 Department Non-emergency 440-580-3210 fire@strongsville.org Human Resources 440-580-3137

Wallace Lake in Mill Stream Run Reservation, in Berea, is a popular fishing spot year-round. Photo courtesy of Cleveland Metroparks/ Kyle Lanzer.

Police, Non-emergency 440-580-3230 police.records@strongsville.org

Law Department 440-580-3145 strongsville.law@strongsville.org

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

Mayor’s Court 440-580-3155 mayors.court@strongsville.org

Residential Waste Disposal Republic Waste 440-572-7590

Mayor’s Office 440-580-3150

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Community Info 7 Continued from page 41 Service Department 440-580-3170 service@strongsville.org

CITY COUNCIL Ward 1 Jim Kaminski 216-233-0721 jim.kaminski@strongsville.org Ward 2 Ann Roff 440-241-5253 ann.roff@strongsville.org Ward 3 Kelly Kosek 440-241-2575 kelly.kosek@strongsville.org Ward 4 Gordon Short 440-665-4184 gordon.short@strongsville.org Councilman-At-Large Jim Carbone 440-268-8089 jim.carbone@strongsville.org

Councilman-At-Large Joseph C. DeMio 440-846-4563 joseph.demio@strongsville.org Councilman-atLarge, President 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

Mayor Perciak being interviewed by CNN.

Library 440-238-5530

School Transportation 440-572-7060

Cuyahoga County Board of Health 216-201-2000

Strongsville BMV 440-572-1505

Strongsville High School 440-572-7100

Food Bank 440-580-3280

Meals on Wheels 440-238-3361

Strongsville Middle School 440-572-7090

Historical Society 440-572-0057

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

SCHOOLS

Does your company’s 401K Plan pass the test? True or False…..

Bear Rupert CWS®, AIF®,CPFA® Financial Advisor

Strongsville City Schools Administrative Offices 440-572-7000

• Our plan is focused on Retirement Readiness. ° Our employees are getting the education and advice they deserve from our current advisor. ° They are on track to meet their goals, retire comfortably and retire on time.

Royalview Mountain Bike Trail offers an adventure for beginner and intermediate bikers.

Chapman Elementary School 440-572-7140 Kinsner Elementary School 440-572-7120 Muraski Elementary School 440-572-7160 Surrarrer Elementary School 440-572-7170 Whitney Elementary School 440-572-7180 Early Learning Preschool 440-572-7046

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° We have a financial wellness program in place to guide them through life’s financial obstacles. • We score our plan annually to measure its success.

• Our plan is designed appropriately to reduce taxes and allow for maximum savings potential. • Our plan’s online platform has the technology necessary to provide the most up to date resources and planning tools • We have experienced a plan fee reduction, not just a fee comparison. • Our advisor has a dedicated team behind them focused on retirement plans. • Our advisor is an Accredited Investment Fiduciary and a Certified Plan Fiduciary Advisor.

If you’re not finding enough truth in the statements above, let’s have a discussion. Our plans are designed and managed to accomplish all of the above while lowering costs and increasing value. Get in touch with me at brupert@fhtadvisors.com to start the conversation 18400 Pearl Road, Ste. B | Strongsville, OH 44136 | 330-668-6944 | FAX 513-489-8626 | www.fhtadvisors.com Securities and advisory services offered through Cetera Advisors LLC, Member FINRA/SIPC, a broker/dealer and a registered investment adviser. Cetera is under separate ownership from any other named entity. Freeman Heyne Toma and FHT Advisors are registered trade names of Freeman Heyne Toma LLC, an Ohio limited liability company.

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° We are receiving comparative reporting on the investments, fees and overall success of our plan versus our peers and plans of similar size.


Brunswick Strongsville Storage 10x20 Garage

14415 Pearl Rd., Strongsville

11500

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month

70 Marks Road • Brunswick, Ohio 44212 • 330–273–0800

www.brunswickstorage.com

440-234-2044

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Happy Hour!

Monday – Saturday 3pm to 6pm – All locations!

18737 Royalton Rd. Strongsville, OH

440-846-2313

Online Ordering, Curbside, & Delivery Available

Strongsville 14047 Pearl Rd. Strongsville, OH 44136 440-572-6080

www.donramon-granfiestamex.com

Catering l Patio l Lounge l Banquet Facility

...all our sauces and meatballs are made here fresh daily from old family recipes! 4284 Beverly Hills Dr., Brunswick l 330-225-0927 B i a n c a s R e s t a u r a n t I t a l i a n o . c o m

Carso Rosso Winery

LIVE Music on Saturdays (Beginning in May)

Good People Making Great WineTM

19583 Hunt Rd., Strongsville l 440-879-1099

Primrose School of Strongsville

440.253.9922 18713 Pearl Road, Strongsville, Ohio 44139

The youngest minds deserve the greatest attention A child’s natural curiousity is boundless. By nurturing that with a thoughtful balance of play and structure, we spark lightbulb moments everyday.

carsorossowinery.com

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DAY CARES

PRIVATE SCHOOLS & CAREER CENTERS

All Around Children 440-268-8330

Polaris Career Center 440-891-7600

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

St. Joseph & John Catholic School 440-238-4877 St. Mary Catholic School 440-243-4555

Early Learning Preschool 440-572-7046 Goddard School 440-238-4600

Gymboree Play & Music 440-638-4839 KidsFirst Learning Center 440-596-0955 Le Chaperon Rouge 440-238-8383 Parma Preschool 216-741-9094 Primrose School 440-253-9922 Please see ad on page 43

St. Joseph & JohnLittle Vikings 440-238-4877 Strongsville Co-Op Preschool 440-238-5570 Stages Childcare Center 440-846-1507 Sweet Kiddles Flexible Child Care Center 440-238-1119

The Flags are Flying Thanks to the Kiwanis Club The Kiwanis Club of Strongsville is a service organization dedicated to helping the children of our community. The club celebrated its 25th anniversary of supporting youth in our community in 2020.

We are best known for the impressive patriotic American flag display; 100 flags that adorn the town square throughout the year. Sponsorship of the flags, provided by local businesses and families, help fund our high school senior scholarship program each year. In addition to the flags, the Kiwanis club sponsors other important projects, including: Memory Bags - a collection of age appropriate support items provided to students who have lost a loved one. Read Around the World - an annual event focused on promoting the importance of reading. Each child in attendance gets to select and take home a new free book. The club is helping local teachers and their students by providing school supplies to teachers, who often buy supplies with their own money. The club supports sponsored youth programs at the middle schools and high school for students who have their own programs focused on service to the community. Interested in more information or joining our club? Visit their website at www.strongsvillekiwanis.org.

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In Strongsville

PHOTO: BEVERLY DAVID PHOTOGRAPHY

Bargain Dog Waste Services™ Celebrating 13 Years in Business! Family Owned & Operated

Tutor Time Child Care/ Learning Center 440-238-3542 Wishing Well Pre-School 440-238-7744 Camp Bow Wow 440-572-3200

440-879-UDOG(8364) • www.DogGoneItYardDuty.com Southpark Mall Food Court 500 Southpark Center

440-218-5483

Family Friendly Premium Social Gaming Lounge Awesome P Awesome Parties ar t i e s

Satellite – DIRECTV 877-601-7211 Columbia Gas 800-344-4077

PC/Console G PC/Console Gaming am i n g

Electric – First Energy 800-589-3101

UTILITIES

NOPEC 440-248-1992

AT&T - phone, data, cable 800-288-2020

PUCO 800-686-7826

Cable – Frontier 855-327-1147

Republic Waste 440-572-7590

Cable – Spectrum 877-772-2253

Sewer – NEORSD 216-881-8247

Cable – Wide Open West 866-496-9669

Water – City of Cleveland 216-664-3130

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@PlayliveSouthpark

38 Years! Commercial & Residential • Sales • Service • Repairs • Parts 15290 Pearl Rd., Strongsville l 440-238-8867

Hours: Mon.-Sat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Parma Movers, Inc. www.parmamovers.com 216-741-4747 PUCO 4616HG

The Lincoln Moving & Storage Co. www.lincolnstorage.com 216-741-5500 PUCO 291HG / MC 770031 / USDOT 2256609

Agent for Bekins Van Lines • 20036 Progress Dr., Strongsville, OH 44149

We are also Cleveland’s SMARTBOX location! www.smartboxmovingandstorage.com

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Community Info “People Helping People Since 1974” Are you tired of paying high fees and receiving impersonal service just to do your banking? Switch to Community United Credit Union and discover the credit union difference! Where people are worth more than money! Stop by and open your account today! A Community Credit Union Serving Residents of Cuyahoga & Lorain Counties

Products and Services • Checking Accounts • Low Home Equity, Auto & Personal Loan Rates • Share Certificates • Mastermoney Check Card • 24/7 Account Access • Online Banking-Online Bill Pay • Youth and Teen Accounts • Christmas Club Accounts • Friendly and Personal Service

(Anyone who lives, works, worships or attends school may join)

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CITY CLUBS AND ORGANIZATIONS Arts in Strongsville www.facebook.com/ artsinstrongsville Kiwanis Club of Strongsville www.strongsvillekiwanis.org

10883 Pearl Rd. Ste. 203 Strongsville, OH 44136 440-572-9950

Rotary Club of Strongsville www.strongsvillerotary.org Strongsville Chamber of Commerce www.strongsvillechamber.com Strongsville City Club www.strongsvillecityclub.com Strongsville Historical Society www.strongsvillehistoricalsociety.org Strongsville Optimist Club www.strongsvilleoptimistclub.com Strongsville Women’s League www.facebook.com/ strongsvillewomensleague Veterans of Foreign Wars www.vfw3345.com

GOVERNMENT REPRESENTATIVES U.S. SENATORS Robert Portman 202-224-3353 448 Russell Senate Office Bldg. Washington, D.C. 20510

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Sherrod Brown 202-224-2315 503 Hart Senate Office Bldg. Washington, D.C. 20510

U.S. CONGRESS District 16 Anthony Gonzalez 440-783-3696 13477 Prospect Rd. Suite 212 Strongsville, OH 44149 OHIO Governor Mike DeWine 614-644-4357 77 South High St., Riffe Ctr., 30th Flr. Columbus, OH 43215-6117 Ohio State Senator – District 24 Matt Dolan 614-466-805 Senate Building, 1 Capitol Sq., 1st Flr. Columbus, OH 43215 Ohio Representative – District 7 Thomas Patton 614-466-4895 77 High St., 11th Flr. Columbus, OH 43215


Recycling Bins

A friendly important reminder: Please DO NOT leave cardboard outside the River Valley recycling bins if they are full. What happens to cardboard left on the ground? It becomes trash and goes to the landfill and all your effort of flattening it and taking it to the recycling box is wasted. We all know that with all the online ordering this year, there’s more cardboard packaging than ever, and the bins are filling up fast. Please remember that the regular pick-up day here has been moved from Friday to Monday. If you encounter full bins, we’re sorry for the inconvenience, but please try another location or take your cardboard back home with you for a few days. And Strongsville residents can always take it to the transfer station, behind City Hall, 16099 Foltz Parkway, during operating hours — 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. weekdays; 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday and 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Sunday.

Recycling News Here’s some big news in the recycling world: We can now recycle plastic tubs! As of February 2021, facilities here — including Republic Waste — are accepting containers for butter, sour cream and yogurt. You can start putting these items in your curbside recycling. That will make a nice dent in the amount of trash going to landfills. If you have other questions, check out Cuyahoga Recycles at https://cuyahogarecycles.org/

Unique River Rock Adult Day Program at Camp Cheerful River Rock Adult Day is a program in Strongsville for adults with disabilities. Located on Achievement Centers for Children Camp Cheerful’s 52 beautiful acres, participants gain life skills, build friendships and learn how to live their best lives. Daily schedules are filled with classes, crafts, dance parties, music, campfires ... and, of course, s’mores! Parents rave about the level of care and quality of programming, saying, “Each small step of progress I see him make feels like he’s climbed a mountain, and it means the world to me.” River Rock participants get more than the average adult day experience. Trained staff works with small, socially-distanced groups to help them grow and achieve. PATH-certified riding instructors teach them about caring for horses, on-site swimming and opportunities like adapted sports, weekend camps, and more are available! Weather permitting, activities are enjoyed outside. For information, call 440-238-6200 or visit AchievementCenters. org/riverrock. www.strongsville.org 47


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Community Info

Strongsville License Bureau • Drivers License & Renewal & State ID Cards • Vehicle Registration & License Plates • Watercraft Registration • Company Fleet Drop Off Available • Notary

Mon: 8 a.m.- 5:30 p.m. Tue - Fri: 8 a.m.- 5 p.m. Sat: 8 a.m. - noon

12218 Pearl Rd, Strongsville, OH 44136

(440) 572-1505

Native Plants Help Our Environment Our friends at the Cuyahoga Soil and Water Conservation District are selling native seeds, trees, and plants. Beautiful lawns are pleasing to the eye but not to the environment. Rainwater runs off of lawns into wetlands, streams and eventually Lake Erie, which is stormwater runoff pollution. You can help combat stormwater pollution by shrinking your lawn! Planting native plants can improve the curb appeal of a home and protect our environment with their long root systems that hold in soil, slow stormwater runoff and provide vital food and habitat for birds, insect pollinators and many other species. Find out more here: https://cuyahogaswcd.org/programs/ native-seed-plant-and-tree-sales

Strongsville Community T heatre Celebrating 25 Years on Stage! The Strongsville Community Theatre

Celebrating 25 Years! “Our light may be presently dimmed, but it is, by no means, out. Stay tuned!”

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was founded in 1995 by a group of mothers. Over the years, they have produced over 40 plays, 30 musicals, eight benefits, and five summer youth theater shows. They work to provide quality entertainment and an enjoyable theatrical experience to the community; promote community involvement, education and interaction through the production of theatrical events; provide a venue to express the artistic and theatrical interests of the community; showcase local talent; educate students and adults in the theatrical arts and help foster an appreciation and love for theater within the community. “Our light may be presently dimmed, but it is, by no means, out. Stay tuned!” More info: www.strongsvillecommunitytheatre.com / 440-879-8817


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

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

St. John Evangelical Lutheran Church 8888 Prospect Rd. 440-234-5806

NONDENOMINATIONAL Christ Church 19543 Lunn Rd. 440-572-7610 Strongsville Bible Fellowship 13237 Prospect Rd. 440-572-9033

UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST-CONGREGATIONAL

EVANGELICAL CHURCH Pathway Church 21211 Drake Rd. 440-878-9890

LUTHERAN First Lutheran Church of Strongsville 19419 Royalton Rd. 440-238-7890 Our Savior Lutheran Church 14343 Sprague Rd. 440-234-6595

Strongsville United Church of Christ 13740 Pearl Rd. 440-238-6697 www.strongsvilleucc.com

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

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

Barn at entrance to Camp Cheerful on Route 82.

ISSO Shree Swaminarayan Hindu Temple 13354 Pearl Rd. 440-238-2222 Mother of God Zyrovicy Belarusan Autocephalic Orthodox Church 11064 Webster Rd. 440-878-9736

Royal Redeemer Lutheran Church is a wonderful place to meet new friends, find needed encouragement, and discover God’s unique plan for you. We offer ministries and support for all ages through all walks of life. Visit our website for onsite and online worship viewing options: ROYRED.ORG Royal Redeemer Lutheran School is a nationally-accredited school where children, from age 3 through grade 8, learn to thrive in and outside of the classroom with a Christ-centered education. 11680 Royalton Road Church Office: (440)237-7958 WWW. RO YR ED . O R G

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North Royalton, OH 44133 School Office: (440)237-7988 WWW. RR L S.ORG www.strongsville.org 51


Dining Guide BARS & PUBS Brew Garden 16555 Southpark Ctr. 440-234-1002

Brew Kettle 8377 Pearl Rd. 440-239-8788

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

Harvest Saloon 15147 Pearl Rd. 440-238-9464 www.harvestsaloon.com

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

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

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

Johnny J’s Pub & Grille 15323 Pearl Rd. 440-268-6848 www.johnnyjspub.com/strongsville

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

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

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

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

19616 W. 130th St. 440-268-6767

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

East of Chicago Pizza 17024 Pearl Rd. 440-238-6022

Emilio’s Pizza 20934 Drake Rd. 440-846-1111

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

Giovanni’s Pizza One of the inventive dishes served at Shinto Japanese Steakhouse & Sushi Bar.

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19772 W. 130th 440-878-1700

10913 Prospect Rd. 440-238-2028 www.mamajuliannes.com

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

Master Pizza 13311 Pearl Rd. 440-876-8777

Papa John’s 16494 Pearl Rd. 440-572-4000

Pizza Hut 14089 Pearl Rd. 440-268-7989

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

COFFEE SHOPS & BAKERIES Bruegger’s Bagels 15035 Pearl Rd. 440-572-4646


Donut Scene 15033 Pearl Rd. 440-238-0288

Dunkin Donut 14009 Pearl Rd. 440-238-3544 13128 Royalton Rd. 216-640-7752

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

Nothing Bundt Cakes 13433 Pearl Rd. 440-268-8606

Peace Love & Little Donuts 13500 Pearl Rd. #123 449-783-1551

Starbucks

RESTAURANTS – INTERNATIONAL Aladdin’s Eatery 15250 Pearl Rd. 440-238-8000

Asia Garden 19648 West 130th 440-268-6633

Bianca’s Ristorante Italiano 4274 Beverly Hills Dr., Brunswick 330-225-0927 www.biancasrestaurantitaliano.com

BIBIBOP Asian Grill

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

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

Shinto Japanese Steakhouse & Sushi Bar

Sakura Sushi House 15040 Pearl Rd. 440-268-9668

17070 Pearl Rd. 440-878-3868 www.shintoexperience.com

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

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15191 Pearl Rd. 380-206-0722

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

17180 Royalton Rd. 440-572-1105 8300 Pearl Rd. 440-298-2704

Wine Down & Sweets Cafe 14785 Pearl Rd. 440-268-8305

Bucci’s J Bella Italian Restaurant

ICE CREAM & SMOOTHIES

12201 Pearl Rd. 440-238-0200 www.buccis.net

Dairy Queen Chill & Grille

Condado Taco

12152 Pearl Rd. 440-238-3491 www.strongsvilleDQ.com

17830 Royalton Rd. 440-783-1153

Mitchell’s Ice Cream

14224 Pearl Rd. 440-638-4977

18832 Westwood Dr. 440-638-4221

Crown of India

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

Europeans Best Olympia Sweet Treats & Grille

19608 W. 130th St. 440-572-0600

Olympia Sweet Treats & Grill

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

www.olympiasweettreats.com

11606 Pearl Rd. 440-572-7747 www.olympiasweettreats.com

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

Robeks Fruit Juices & Smoothies 18025 Royalton Rd. 440-572-1640

Tropical Smoothie Cafe 17800 Royalton Rd. 440-783-1213

Gran Fiesta Mexican 18737 Royalton Rd. 440-846-2313 www.donramon-granfiestamex.com

WELCOME TO DELICIOUS ®

Italian Village Restaurant 16605 Pearl Rd. 440-572-1414

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

Culver’s of Strongsville

8464 Pearl Road, Strongsville, OH 44136 (440) 297-4008

© 2020 Culver Franchising System, LLC. PEPSI and the Pepsi Globe are registered trademarks of PepsiCo, Inc. 2/20

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Dining Guide 7 Continued from page 53 Sweet Mango Thai Cuisine 14610 Pearl Rd. 440-238-9921

City Barbeque 17818 Royalton Rd. 440-783-9105

Advertiser Index

ACCOUNTANTS

HW & Co.............................. p 50 www.hwco.com

Zupadi Indian

AUTO COLLISION REPAIR

14741 Pearl Rd. 440-783-1529

Marksman Auto Body........ p 14 www.marksmanautobodyinc.com

RESTAURANTS – FAMILY

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

Longhorn Steakhouse

Culver’s of Strongsville 8464 Pearl Rd. 440-297-4008 www.culvers.com

Dairy Queen Chill & Grille 12152 Pearl Rd. 440-238-3491 www.strongsvilleDQ.com

Goldie’s Deli & Restaurant 13359 Pearl Rd. 440-572-8700

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

Jennifer’s Restaurant 14415 Pearl Rd. 440-234-2044

11606 Pearl Rd. 440-572-7747 www.olympiasweettreats.com

Panera 17800 Royalton Rd. 440-846-0377

Community United Credit Union........................ p 46 www.cu-cu.org

St. Joseph Roman Catholic Church.................................p 18 www.sjohio.org Strongsville United Methodist Church............... p 51 www.strongsvilleumc.org CLUBS & ORGANIZATIONS

17211 Southpark Ctr. 440-238-7917

Cortland Bank............... p 10, 29 www.cortlandbank.com

Strongsville Kiwanis Club...................................... p 44 www.strongsvillekiwanis.com

O’Charley’s

First Federal Lakewood..... p 43 www.ffl.net

COLLEGES & UNIVERSITIES

8913 Pearl Rd. 440-243-2771

PSE Credit Union.......... p 15, 30 www.psecreditunion.org

Cuyahoga Community College.....................p 20, 21, 29 www.tri-c.edu/western

BANQUET FACILITY

COMMUNITY THEATRE

16740 Royalton Rd. 440-783-5500

Trivs Restaurant......................... .....................Inside front cover, 32 www.trivsstrongsville.com

Strongsville Community Theatre................................ p 50 www.strongsvillecommunity theatre.com

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CANDY STORE

Red Lobster 17227 Southpark Ctr. 440-572-0717

Rosewood Grill

13485 Pearl Rd. 440-268-8322

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

Trivs Olympia Sweet Treats & Grille

BANKS/CREDIT UNIONS

St. John Neumann Roman Catholic Church.................. p 18 www.sjnohio.com

17100 Royalton Rd. 440-238-8830 www.trivsstrongsville.com Every effort has been made to provide a complete and accurate restaurant list. Due to space constraints, fast food restaurants were not able to be included.

Olympia Sweet Treats & Grille................................ p 53 www.olympiasweettreats.com CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

Strongsville Chamber of Commerce...................... p 16 www.strongsvillechamber.com

CONSTRUCTION & REMODELING

Kalfas Construction........... p 37 www.rakalfas.com DANCE STUDIO

Caliber Dance Company.... p 41 www.caliberdance.com

CHILD CARE

DENTISTS

Primrose School of Strongsville ................... p 43 www.primrose-strongsville.com

Aerni Dental........................ p 26 www.aernidental.com

CHURCHES

Butler Family Dentistry........ p 7 www.leahbutlerdds.com

Royal Redeemer Lutheran Church........................... p 30, 51 www.royred.org

Strongsville Smile KeepersDr. Gaebelein................ p 31, 34 www.strongsvillesmilekeepers.com

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

RESTAURANTS – AMERICAN Applebee’s 17771 Southpark Ctr. 440-572-5292

Architectural Justice 13953 Pearl Rd. 440-268-8646

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Winter dining igloos at Don’s Pomeroy House


Advertiser Index ENTERTAINMENT/PARTIES

LIBRARY

Playlive Nation................... p 45 www.playlivenation.com/locations/ strongsville

Cuyahoga County Public LibraryStrongsville Branch................p 32 www.cuyahogalibrary.org

FINANCIAL & INVESTMENT SERVICES

LICENSE BUREAU

Freeman Heyne Toma Financial Advisors.............................p 42, 56 www.fhtadvisors.com TA-Check Financial...........p 15, 32 www.ta-check.com HAIR SALON & SPA SERVICES

Brown Aveda Institute...........p 43 www.brownaveda.com Esbi International Salon........p 25 www.esbiintlsalon.com HOME BUILDERS/CUSTOM

Kensington Homes.................p 41 www.kensingtonhomesinc.com Parkview Homes.......................p 5 www.parkviewhomes.com HOSPICE SERVICES

Southwest General Health Center.......................... p 31, 34, 35 www.swgeneral.com/hospice HOSPITAL/MEDICAL FACILITY

Southwest General Health Center.......................... p 31, 34, 35 www.swgeneral.com ICE CREAM

Dairy Queen............................p 53 www.strongsvilledq.com INSURANCE

John Kyle Insurance ..............p 16 www.johnkyleinsurance.com INSURANCE/ FINANCIAL SERVICES

Dane Donaldson - State Farm Insurance...........................p 29, 39 www.danedonaldson.com State Farm - Bender Insurance & Financial Services.........p 14, 31 www.sfbenderagency.com JEWELRY & GIFTS

Greg Filo Jewelry...................p 10 www.filojewelry.com LANDSCAPE SUPPLY

Royalton Supply.....................p 37 www.royaltonsupply.com

Dairy Queen............................p 53 www.strongsvilledq.com Don’s Pomeroy House................... .....................p 30, Inside back cover www.donspomeroy.com

Assisting Hands Home Care..............................p 36 www.assistinghands.com/berea Danbury Senior Living...........p 33 www.DanburySeniorLiving.com

Strongsville BMV License Bureau.......................p 50 www.bmv.ohio.gov

Gran Fiesta..............................p 43 www.donramon-granfiestamex.com

Kemper House Strongsville...p 36 www.kemperhouse.com

MORTGAGE LENDING

Jennifer’s Restaurant.............p 43 14415 Pearl Rd., Strongsville

Pearl Crossing Retirement Community..............................p 36 www.pearlcrossingseniorliving.com

Guaranteed Rate....................p 50 www.rate.com/angiespicer MOVING & STORAGE SERVICES

Lincoln Moving & Storage Co...........................p 45 www.lincolnstorage.com Parma Movers, Inc..................p 45 www.parmamovers.com ORGANIZATIONS

Achievement Centers for Children...................................p 47 www.achievementcenters.org PARKS & RECREATION

Cleveland Metroparks.....p 28, 40 www.clevelandmetroparks.com PET SERVICES

Dog Gone It Yard Duty...........p 45 www.doggoneityardduty.com PIZZA/CATERING

Antonio’s Pizzeria LoSchiavo............................p 1, 29 www.antoniospizza.net REAL ESTATE/REALTORS

Howard Hanna............................... ...................p 30, 38, 39, Back cover www.howardhanna.com Howard Hanna Kim Kramer.............................p 38 www.kimkramer.howardhanna.com RESTAURANTS

Antonio’s Pizzeria LoSchiavo............................p 1, 29 www.antoniospizza.net

Olympia Sweet Treats & Grille....................................p 53 www.olympiasweettreats.com

Southwest Commons.............p 36 www.lifeservicesassistedliving.com

Shinto Japanese Steakhouse & Sushi Bar.............................p 3, 31 www.shintoexperience.com

Westwood Place Senior Living...........................p 34 www.ownerslive.com/westwood

Trivs Restaurant............................. ........................ Inside front cover, 32 www.trivsstrongsville.com

SKIN CARE/ FACIAL REJUVENATION

SCHOOLS/CAREER & TECHNICAL

Polaris Career Center.............p 19 www.polaris.edu SCHOOLS/COSMETOLOGY

Brown Aveda Institute...........p 43 www.brownaveda.com SCHOOLS/PRIVATE

Care Esthetics Strongsville.............................p 24 www.care-esthetics.com STORAGE FACILITY

Brunswick Strongsville Storage....................................p 43 www.brunswickstorage.com Strongsville Mini Storage...p 9, 28 www.strongsvillestorage.com

Royal Redeemer Lutheran School................................p 30, 51 www.rrls.org

THRIFT STORE

Saints Joseph & John Catholic School......................................p 18 www.sjjschool.org

VACUUM CLEANER SALES, SERVICE & REPAIR

SENIOR SERVICES

Altenheim Senior Living........p 27 www.altenheim.com

Goodwill Industries...............p 46 www.goodwillgoodskills.org

Strongsville Vacuum, Inc.......p 45 www.vacuumcleanerscleveland.com WINDOW TREATMENTS

Budget Blinds...................p 27, 39 www.budgetblinds.com/strongsville

Thank You

Strongsville for Our 19th Annual Edition!

Bianca’s Restaurante Italiano....................................p 43 www.biancasrestaurantitaliano.com

Advertise in the next Community Guide!

Carso Rosso Winery...............p 43 www.carsorossowinery.com

Call: 440-346-4482

Culver’s....................................p 53 www.culvers.com

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