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ON THE COVER: Area Business & Community Leaders, see page 24. COVER LOCATION: Located at 18941 Pearl Road in Strongsville, Petitti Garden Center is a Victorian conservatory and 14-acre garden center designed by world-renowned UK garden center designer Chris Primett of Malcolm Scott Associates. Colorful display gardens fill the acres of land for customers to enjoy and items for sale are from all over the world. For more information, visit their website at PHOTOGRAPHER: Andrea Bartel, Beverly David Photography.

THIS PAGE: The Commons of Strongsville (top, left); Homecoming Parade (above); The staff of the Cuyahoga County Public Library Strongsville Branch “Get in the Game” (left).


From the Mayor

Welcome to our Wonderful Town!

NO JOB TOO SMALL: Mayor Thomas Perciak helps out during the annual Breakfast on the Bridge sponsored by the Strongsville City Club.

Welcome to Strongsville, a vibrant town with active residents, a bustling business community and an exceptional quality of life. Few towns offer such a diverse balance of modern amenities, parks and recreational opportunities and a location that offers convenient access to anywhere. While being home to nearly 45,000 residents, making us the fifth largest suburb in Cuyahoga County, Strongsville maintains a small town charm that is evident in summer band concerts on the Commons and social activities throughout the year, culminating in the magical Winter Wonderland that rings in the holiday season. In 2016, we proudly celebrated our 200th birthday, commemorating the arrival of John Stoughton Strong and his party of eight from Marlboro, Vermont, who settled in the location that has become the crossroads of the nation. The business climate in Strongsville remains robust, as evidenced by an astounding 97 percent occupancy rate in our four business parks, where more than 160 manufacturing and technology firms employ nearly 9,000 people. The income tax revenues generated by those businesses has been instrumental in helping the city maintain its coveted Aaa rating from Moody’s Investors Service. That rating, earned by only 15 cities in Ohio, and only 200 cities in the United States, reflects Strongsville’s healthy and stable financial position. On behalf of the city, I am proud to present this 15th Annual Strongsville Image Book & Community Guide. On the following pages you will find the stories of some of those local business owners and operators – our neighbors who have so much invested in our town. It is through their generosity that this magazine is possible. Please consider patronizing them when you go out to shop and dine. Whether you are a resident, a Strongsville business owner or a visitor, I’m confident that this magazine will serve as a valuable resource to better familiarize yourself with our wonderful town. Sincerely,

Thomas P. Perciak Mayor


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City Overview

Strongsville: So Much to Offer By Ken McEntee

On a Thursday evening in October, a group of


Strongsville’s civic and service organizations gathered at Buffalo Wild Wings for a special awareness event hosted by the Strongsville Chamber of Commerce’s Women in Business group. Mindy Shirilla, membership chair and past president of the Strongsville Women’s League, was quick to note the contributions that the organizations make to the quality of life in Strongsville. “It’s amazing how many organizations we have that offer things that improve the community as a whole,” Shirilla says. That, she adds, is a big reason why she and her husband chose Strongsville as their home more than 20 years ago.


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“We could have had the same home in a neighboring community,” she insists. “But Strongsville just had so much more to offer.” Amy Ferree, executive director of the Chamber agrees. That, she says, is why the Chamber wanted to give local organizations the chance to tell about what they do. “The civic groups and organizations enhance the community and lifestyle of Strongsville residents,” she says. Brent Painter, the city’s director of economic development, said recent changes around the center of town will enhance Strongsville’s small town environment – even as new restaurants and retailers fill the city’s main thoroughfares. “The Commons already is a gathering place for events like Homecoming, the Rib Burn-Off, Winter Wonderland and summer band concerts,” Painter says. “But now the area is opening up to tie in some wonderful amenities like the Strongsville Historical Village, the library and the recreation and senior complex. With the new restaurants opening up near the Commons, people will be able to grab a bite to eat and enjoy an evening in a park-like area.” With easier access, he notes, people will be able to use and appreciate all the history contained in the historical village. That’s a full 200 years’ worth. >> Continued on page 12

COMMON GROUNDS: The Strongsville Commons has become a popular place for community activities throughout the year such as the Winter Wonderland (above) in December; the annual Rib Burn-Off (right) and the City’s Homecoming Parade and Festival (left) held in July.


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In 2016, Strongsville celebrated its bicentennial with a year full of special events and activities. In February 1816, John Stoughton Strong, the new owner of several thousand acres of Connecticut’s Western Reserve, brought a party of eight from Marlboro, Vermont to inspect and develop the land that later adopted his name. The land, according to History of Strongsville, published in 1903, was purchased from the state of Connecticut by the Connecticut Land Company for $1.2 million around 1800. A large portion of that land was purchased by Oliver Ellsworth and inherited by his sons, Henry, who later became the first commissioner of the U.S. Patent Office, and his twin brother, William, who later became governor of Connecticut and a U.S. Supreme Court justice. The Ellsworth brothers sold much of the land to Strong for $2.50 per acre, and gave him given power of attorney to sell the balance for a commission.


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LIFE IS GOOD: Shop for the freshest, locally grown fruits and vegetables, plus flowers, honey, jellies, baked goods and more at the weekly Farmers Market; Family fun at the 2016 Duck Race sponsored by the Strongsville Rotary Club.

Today, much of that land is divided among residential, retail and light industrial areas that contrast the natural beauty of the Cleveland Metroparks Mill Stream Run reservation, which nearly bisects the town from the northwest to the southeast. “There isn’t a better balance of business and recreational amenities than you’ll find here in Strongsville,” says Mayor Thomas Perciak, noting the myriad youth sports, arts, scouting and other activities available to kids and adults. The city’s four business parks, he says, are the financial glue that holds it all together, providing 55 percent of the income tax revenue that funds municipal services. Meanwhile, the social bond is a cooperative blending of religious and civic organizations, local business, government and individuals who work together to make Strongsville a vibrant community, the mayor says. “I feel that I benefit myself by getting involved and giving something back to my community,” Shirilla says. “By being involved with a civic organization, I’ve made so many friends of all ages over the years.”

Strongsville Economic Development In September 2016, more than 1,600 economic

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development professionals from around the world gathered in Cleveland to share ideas and discuss the the work we do on a daily basis involves maintaining a latest trends in the field. The International Economic good working relationship with the companies that are Development Council (IEDC) annual conference featured already here. We want them to stay here.” prominent speakers like Dan Gilbert, owner of the A key component of keeping business Cavaliers and chairman of Quicken ”...the bulk of the work owners happy, Painter says, is taking a Loans; Dr. Toby Cosgrove, CEO of proactive approach to address potential Cleveland Clinic; and Gov. John Kasich. we do on a daily basis issues before they become problems. One The speaker who kicked off involves maintaining way Strongsville does that is by surveying the conference was Brent Painter, a good working leaders of companies in the city’s business Strongsville’s director of economic parks. The most recent survey, completed development. relationship with the in June 2016, shows that 91 percent of “Strongsville was selected as a case companies that are respondents rate Strongsville as a good study on successful business retention already here. We want to excellent place to do business, while 94 and expansion,” Painter explains. “We percent rate the quality of life in Strongsville are recognized across the country as them to stay here.” as good to excellent. a model program. Retaining existing — Brent Painter, The surveys are done every three years in Director of Economic Development business is the most important part of conjunction with The Ohio State University. successful Economic Development.” “Ohio State created business retention and expansion Although new business openings draw headlines, as a theory 30 years ago and they are the leaders in the Painter says that around 85 percent of a typical city’s job field,” Painter says. “They work with cities in and outside growth comes from within its existing business base. of Ohio, and they chose us as their model of how to do “We have had great success lately in attracting new things correctly.” companies into the city’s business parks, but the bulk of


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The demand for industrial space in Strongsville is so strong, Painter says, that the average per-foot value for industrial property was almost double the average value for the entire Cuyahoga County. During the second quarter of 2016, industrial property value in the city averaged $58.39 per square foot, compared to $33.81 for Cuyahoga County, $34.67 for the Greater Cleveland Metropolitan Region and $31.97 for the state of Ohio. And, Painter adds, the city’s business parks had an occupancy rate of 97 percent as of September 2016. Motorists traveling through Strongsville may notice the new retailers and restaurants that have recently opened, but Painter says the city’s light industrial and manufacturing businesses are primarily responsible for funding its services. While retail accounts for about 15 percent of the city’s income tax base, employees of more the than 160 companies in Strongsville’s four business parks contribute 55 percent.


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Preserve Your Assets, Avoid Costly Mistakes & Maintain Independence SERVICES WE FOCUS ON:

• Asset Protection • Medicaid Planning / Qualification BUSY SCISSORS: Ribbon-cutting ceremonies were in abundance when Bar Louie (left), Pita Pit (above), Michaels Arts and Crafts store (below, left) and O’Charley’s (below) each opened their doors to Strongsville residents.

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“Income tax provides 85 percent of our General Fund • Wills, Trusts, Powers of Attorney revenue,” Painter says. “Other sources, like property • Guardianships taxes, make up a small portion.” Erin C. Eurenius, He adds that the top 25 tax-generating companies Esq, CPA in the city account for only about 23 percent of the city’s income tax collections. “Our diversity in business and industry protects our financial stability should a large company close or leave ATTORNEYS AT LAW the community,” he says. “Some cities rely on one or two major companies for income tax revenue and this can be a 440.268.8284 | very vulnerable position. Fortunately, visionary planning by city leaders has provided the City with an opportunity to diversify our revenue sources.” Under N11/4/16 BEL_ImageBuild_Ad.indd 1 ew Strongsville’s high quality of life, Painter says, helps to Ownersh ip! attract high caliber businesses. “There is a lot of competition for technology companies to hire top talent, and being located in a of Strongsville community with a lot of wonderful amenities is a big selling point,” he says. “The Cleveland Metroparks and 19645 Progress Drive • Strongsville, OH 44149 all of the recreational and social activities our residents enjoy are vital. The explosion in new restaurants around 440.878.9700 the town is partly a reflection of the health of the business parks. When you bring a lot of people into the city to work, they patronize the restaurants and stores, so in that way the retail, commercial and industrial businesses all support each other.”


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City Overview City of Strongsville Financials Where does the City’s funding come from? The City receives the funding it needs to provide basic services to residents through a variety of sources. The tables present a pictorial view of the significance each source of revenue contributes to the City’s overall fiscal health. For 2016, Municipal income tax is the largest contributor to the City’s general fund revenues. The financial stability of its diverse business base enables the City to generate a steady stream of income tax.

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Chamber of Commerce At the Strongsville Chamber of Commerce we are

“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 as it continues to grow. The Chamber offers a convenient way to meet new people, locate business opportunities, and access a vast array of information. A city prospers by community-wide cooperation. So will you! The Chamber’s signature events are the Holiday Scholarship Dance and the annual Homecoming Festival. This past spring the Chamber funded scholarships for 22 students. For the past several years, the Chamber has contributed the highest number of scholarships, with the highest dollar value, of any local organization. Donations are also made to the Polaris Education Foundation and the Sts. Joseph and John Schools Media Center.

For the past several years, the Chamber has contributed the highest number of scholarships, with the highest dollar value, of any local organization. – Amy Ferree, Executive Director, Strongsville Chamber of Commerce

The Strongsville Homecoming Festival benefits numerous Strongsville 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. All members of the Chamber receive emails and newsletters as well as a listing in our web membership directory, and when contacted about company services, we only refer members. Membership benefits include monthly luncheon meetings, Business After Hours events, Women in Business meetings, Business Expo, and Strongsville

SCHOLARSHIP WINNERS: (Front Row) Delfina Glover, Erin Sims, Diamond King, Abigail Novak, McKenzie Ramser, Alexandra Ehrnfelt, Andrea Libal, Sarah Matula; (Back Row) Mayor Perciak, Chamber President, Mr. Ehrnfelt, Zachary Smutek, Zach Kahn, Ryan Robertson, Jacob Gawlik, David Pavlik, Tommy Donahue, Jared Hegyi, Michael Mindyas, Mr. Kawiecki, Mr. Finkler. Not Pictured: Olivia Abdallah, Haley Brengartner, Claire O’Brien, James Pesarchick, Ashley Zhang.

Young Professionals events. All are great opportunities to network and the Chamber also provides opportunities for members to send email blasts, post job openings and special events on the Chamber website. Group discounts for health insurance and Workers Compensation are available through NOACC (Northern Ohio Chamber of Commerce). The Strongsville Chamber of Commerce is located at 18829 Royalton Road, just across from the Commons. For more information, call 440-238-3366 or visit our website at Contact us and join the Chamber today!

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Dear Parents and Community Members: It is my honor and privilege to serve as Strongsville City Schools’ Superintendent. Our District serves over 5,400 students and is comprised of one preschool, five elementary schools (K-5), one middle school (6-8) and one high school (9-12). Over the past few years, our District has built a new middle school, renovated our preschool and high school, and consolidated our elementary schools. The dust has finally settled and we are excited about the future of our District and the outstanding learning environments and community spaces that have been developed. These projects would not have been Cameron M. Ryba, Superintendent possible without community support and the passage of the $81 million bond issue in 2012. Due to cost efficiencies and savings realized in managing this process, renovations were added for the long-term benefits of students, staff, and community. We are proud that the entire project was on time and under budget; a true testament to the hard work and efforts of our construction


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partners, citizens committees, the Board of Education, and our District’s staff and administration. Updating our facilities is only part of the equation in ensuring students graduating from Strongsville City Schools are college and career ready. For the 2016-17 school year, we have expanded honors classes to 6th grade, and have introduced career technical classes at the middle school. At the high school, we have a new Air Force JROTC program, and increased Advanced Placement (AP) courses. Furthermore, all 9th graders received their own Chromebook, a personal laptop device, as part of the District’s 1:1 technology initiative. In addition, we continue to implement our comprehensive vision and strategic plan for the District: Strong Schools 2020. Through this plan, we are building a District of excellence and innovation and will continue our drive in becoming a premier District in the region and state. We have seen the efforts of this plan come to fruition through our previous state report card and being only one of fifty-three Districts to be recognized with the Momentum Award given by the Ohio Department of Education.

NEW HOME FOR LEARNING: Strongsville’s Middle School opened its doors on the first day of school this past August 2016. These photos highlight some of the school’s beautiful amenities.

Our goal at Strongsville City Schools is to build and strengthen a collaborative atmosphere and we are dedicated to always working toward 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. 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@ You can also visit our website at for additional information about our school district. Go Mustangs!

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Over 5,400 students

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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:

twenty-four (24) Advanced Placement course offerings, eighteen (18) Honor Courses, 92% of students complete a college core curriculum. • College admission test scores above state and national average • Five (5) High School National Merit Scholar SemiFinalists in the past five (5) years • Athletics: State and Regional championships in boys’ and girls’ sports

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

Facilities Safe and well-maintained facilities and grounds include one (1) preschool, five (5) neighborhood elementary schools (gr. K-5), one (1) middle school (gr. 6-8), and one (1) high school (gr. 9-12) with planetarium. n New Strongsville Middle School opened August 2016. n Currently renovating Strongsville High School, to be completed December 2016. n Completion of preschool renovation as well as critical repairs and upgrades to elementary buildings. n Contemporary athletic facilities including synthetic turf fields at middle school and high school. n Up-to-date technology providing secure wireless access n

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Tri-C’s Western Campus celebrates 50 years For 50 years Cuyahoga Community College’s Western Campus in Parma has provided quality, affordable education to area residents. Tri-C students save thousands of dollars because they enroll in the same general education courses offered at four-year colleges at a fraction of the cost. Through College Credit Plus, high school students earn credit toward associate degrees the same time they are earning high school diplomas. The Western Campus offers more than 1,000 day and evening classes for associate degrees and certificates. Students have access to industry-standard laboratories, spacious learning environments and services such as financial aid and counseling. A recently added KeyBank Public Safety Training Center, the only one in Northeast Ohio, provides specialized training for EMTs, firefighters and police officers. Residents have access to cultural events, guest speakers, student theater productions and athletic facilities, which include a fitness center, gym, indoor pool

At the Center of Community Life Did you know that Cuyahoga County Public Library is the best in the country, leading their peers in circulation and visitor numbers? CCPL continues to top the nation’s list of five-star libraries and we appreciate the support of our residents. Please visit to browse our collection of materials in all formats or to attend a great program. We have specialized services for teens and children. Pick up a brochure with our system-wide offerings. Get career guidance, apply for a passport or explore our Toy Library. You can find personalized readings suggestions at and New Adults in 2017 – take our Strongsville Branch Reading Challenge. We are now 24/7/365 anywhere, so you can take the library wherever you go!

and athletic fields. Non-credit classes are also offered to senior residents through the Encore Program. An extension of the Western Campus, Brunswick University Center in Brunswick provides more than 100 associate degree courses, as well as bachelor’s degree programs in criminal justice, business administration, accounting and management leadership through its partnerships with Tiffin University and Franklin University. Brunswick University Center also offers professional development classes in finance, ISO, leadership and Lean Six Sigma. Two locations serve Strongsville residents: Western Campus at 11000 Pleasant Valley Road, Parma; and Brunswick University Center at 3605 Center Road, Brunswick. For more information about Tri-C, call 216-987-6000 or visit See ad on inside back cover.

Get our free app to stream and download books, magazines, movies and audiobooks. Use Resources to get consumer reports, learn a language, take a class and so much more. Looking to volunteer? Join our Friends of the Library. They support our activities through book sales, dues and donations. This year they have partnered with local roaster, Red Cedar Coffee to sell bags of Library Lovers’ Brew. Their novel fundraiser pairs our good books with delicious coffee. It’s the perfect gift for yourself or a friend. Our professional, experienced staff looks forward to helping you th th th – 13Library & September – 18 discover the delights of March using11th your next 16 time you visit. We hope it will be soon.

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to school and student devices, interactive whiteboards in classrooms, over 4,200 Chromebooks for student use and continuous professional development on the integration of technology into our learning environment. n Increasing efficiencies by eliminating six (6) buildings and repurposing of one (1) building to save resources and maximize educational offerings. Allen closed in 2010, Zellers closed in 2015 and repurposed as

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Administrative Offices, and Drake, Albion, Center, OPS, and the Board Office closed in 2016.

Finances • School district is the largest employer in the City of Strongsville • $81 million bond issue passed November 2012 for construction/renovation projects

Midpoint Campus Center:

A Learning Center for the Entire Community Midpoint Campus Center Midpoint Campus Center in Brunswick. A Learning Center for the Entire Community! Visit or call (330) 225-0042.

50 Pearl Road, Suite 300, Brunswick, Ohio 44212


has been helping local college students find success since 2009. But college students are not the only ones that can benefit from services or classes that are offered at this Lorain County Community College Brunswick learning center.    The Small Business Development Center from Lorain County Community College offers free services including one-on-one counseling with a business advisor and workshops on various topics, all designed to help start or grow a business. Classes are offered from the Center for Lifelong Learning at Midpoint in areas of personal enrichment as well as continuing education units for individuals working with older adults. Retirement planning, the basics of Medicare and dealing with Alzheimer’s and Dementia are just several of the classes open to the entire community.  Classes are offered for students ages 9-13 years each summer in the area of computer gaming, web design and robotics.  Rooms are also available to rent for meetings or trainings. The technology, location and staff make Midpoint a great resource for local businesses and groups. For more information call (330) 225-0042 or visit

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Strongsville Business & Community Leaders

FIRST ROW (seated, left to right): Amy Ferree, Executive Director, Strongsville Chamber of Commerce; Lena Knight, Campus Coordinator, LCCC’s Midpoint Campus Center; Terri Hradek, Director, Tri-C’s Brunswick University Center; Kimberly Corrigan, Administrator, Pearlview Rehab & Wellness Center; Stephanie Anaya, General Manager, Triv’s Restaurant; Karen Raisch-Seigel, Executive Director, Lifeworks. SECOND ROW: Ali Blacksmith CNP, Director, Southwest General’s Nurse Clinic at the Walter F. Ehrnfelt Recreation Center; William Aerni DDS; John J. Urban, Attorney at Law, Ltd.; Phil Borshell, Shinto Japanese Steakhouse; Angelo Petitti, Owner, Petitti’s Garden Center; Thomas P. Perciak, Mayor, City of Strongsville; Erin Eurenius & Sam Butcher, Attorneys, Butcher Elder Law; Dr. Patrick McCluskey, Owner, Timber Ridge Neck & Back Pain Clinic. THIRD ROW: Amanda Voorheis, Executive Director, Crystal Waters; Dr. Kelly Becker & Deborah ­­­­­­­­­ Santillo, General Manager, Skin Deep Laser Spa; Terry DeLap, Owner, The Cleaning Authority; Jim Dickerson, Owner, Jim Dickerson Insurance


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Agency, Inc.; Nancy and Greg Filo, Owners, Gregory Filo Jewelry Design; Matt Croft, Facility Manager, Strongsville Mini Storage; Mary Siskovic, Owner, Today’s Headlines Salon; Jana Florek, Owner, Budget Blinds; Jim Heiser, Owner, Bullseye Activewear. FOURTH ROW: Paul Psota, CEO, Altenheim Senior Living; Jeremy McLean, General Manager, Don’s Pomeroy; Dr. Bryan Regiec, Owner, Performance Chiropractic; Brian Krusz, Owner, Sgt. Clean’s Carwash; Eileen & Jim Smalley, Owners, New Creation Interiors; Steve Kasidonis, Owner & Mark Capitoni, Kasidonis Heating & Cooling; Mark Florek, Owner, Budget Blinds. FIFTH ROW (center): Dane Donaldson, Owner and Agent, State Farm Insurance; Cameron Ryba, Superintendent, Strongsville City Schools. Missing from photo: Fred LoSchiavo, Owner, Antonio’s Pizza; Janice DeLap, Owner, The Cleaning Authority; Sandy Croft, Owner, Strongsville Mini Storage; Dr. Robert DeShields, Owner, Dr. Robert DeShields & Associates. Photo Location: Petitti Garden Center, Strongsville. Photographer: Andrea Bartel, Beverly David Photography.

Aerni Dental

Quality General Dentistry, Implants & Orthodontics - All in One Location Yes, Aerni Dental is convenient, but more importantly, it’s recognized as one of the best. Dr. Aerni has been in practice for 28 years performing dental implants, orthodontics, and general dentistry. He’s that rare type of dentist who takes the time to listen to his patients and is never in a hurry. A graduate from Case Western Reserve University, Dr. Aerni earned the distinguished Robert James Award in recognition of his dedication to the pursuit of excellence in general dentistry and implantology. To this day, his mission is to provide the gold standard of care to each patient and to leave them feeling happier, healthier, and more confident. To achieve this, he designed a world class facility with state-of-theart equipment so patients could have all their needs met in one location. He chose to break ground near the Metroparks. Why? So while his patients were receiving the best care they could also look out their window and enjoy the calming beauty of nature. Who does that? A professional who thinks about what is best for you. Dr. Aerni not only has his offices in Strongsville he lives there too, raising his five children alongside his wife. As a family man, he understands the challenges and pressures families are under. It’s one of the reasons why he is passionate

about Tip Edge orthodontics, because he believes it’s the most comfortable, fastest, most cost effective way to achieve that beautiful smile for a lifetime. When Dr. Aerni’s son Jake came home from basketball missing a front tooth, Jake didn’t realize just how lucky he was. Jake was not just in good hands, he was in the best of hands. As a highly skilled implant surgeon, Dr. Aerni used all the tools and techniques at his disposal to give Jake back his beautiful smile and that’s what he’ll do for you and your children too. When he’s not working, Dr. Aerni can be found coaching CYO football. He loves kids and he’s all about teamwork. That’s why he’s assembled a highly skilled staff dedicated to preventative care. Just like football has a game plan, your dental care will have one, too. Dr. Aerni and his staff will work with you to keep your teeth healthy and strong for life.

Dr. William Aerni

The Aerni Dental Team can help you with all your preventative, restorative, surgical, and orthodontic needs. To learn more or schedule a visit call 440-238-6141 or visit them on line at Aerni Dental is located at 11177 Pearl Road in Strongsville.


Bullseye Activewear and Promotions Celebrates 25 Years

One of Ohio’s leading suppliers of screen printing, embroidery and promotional products, Bullseye Activewear and Promotions is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year. Bullseye started out like many small businesses: as a home-based business. The continued growth and success of the company is directly linked to the background and drive of the founders – Jim and Susan Heiser. Jim studied graphics in high school, at CVCC in Brecksville, then earned a college degree in Graphic Communications Management and Technologies. Jim worked at a leading commercial offset printer in Cleveland for 14 years, beginning as an estimator and ultimately became the production manager, customer service supervisor and scheduler for a 3 shift, 100 employee operation. He then used his commercial printing industry knowledge to start Bullseye with his wife Susan in 1992. Bullseye quickly outgrew its home-based roots and moved to Brunswick to expand their operation. A move to the Brunswick Industrial Park in 2011 gave the company even more space, allowing room for a showroom, spacious offices, a retro 50’s style break room, conference room, climate controlled embroidery room and the space to upgrade to a 12 color, automatic screen printing press. Increased orders spurred expansion plans. Soon a 4,200 square foot addition will

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increase their space to 11,000 square feet. “We offer our customers a wide range of promotional products and print services. Custom screen printed or embroidered apparel is our specialty. We listen to our customers’ needs and help them through the production process. We have the knowledge, experienced staff and business relationships to help with all types of marketing, branding and uniform needs,” states Jim Heiser, VP of Operations. This year’s addition of two cutting edge, 15 color, multi-head embroidery machines helps to illustrate their continued commitment to the latest technologies. Bullseye is proud to service local businesses, schools, churches, fortune 500 companies, and even professional sports teams. Bullseye was thrilled to be trusted to provide Championship shirts for both the Cleveland Cavaliers and Cleveland Indians this year! The staff worked through the night after the wins so retailers could have championship inventory on their shelves the next day. Jim and Susan praise their entire staff. “We wouldn’t be able to produce the quantities needed and meet the deadlines necessary without a great, dedicated staff,” says Jim.

Susan & Jim Heiser, Owners

We are the Skin Experts!

Services include: • Laser hair removal • Laser tattoo removal • Laser skin rejuvenation • Laser removal of brown spots and other pigmented lesions

• Co2Re laser facials • Radio Frequency Treatments (combat Skin Deep Medi Spa was opened in 2013 by Strongsville native, Joe Stanoszek. Originally named Skin Deep Laser Spa, the boutique medi spa offered laser hair removal and injectables. Skin Deep quickly began expanding their services to include many of the most innovative beauty services on the market and in 2015 Skin Deep Laser Spa officially became Skin Deep Medi Spa. In addition to offering cutting edge services, Skin Deep takes pride in their team of highly- talented staff, boasting some of the area’s top injectors, aestheticians, and cosmetic therapists, along with a full-time Doctor. Dr. Kelly Becker, also a Strongsville native, joined the Skin Deep team in 2015. Dr. Becker’s strong ties to the community and gleaming reputation in the industry made her a perfect fit for the team. Through an integrated approach, services are tailored to meet each patient’s unique cosmetic, dermatological, and aesthetic needs. Skin Deep Medi Spa makes YOU their number one priority. They understand that your skin and body are as unique as you are and they

acne scars, fine lines & wrinkles, etc.) • SkinMedica chemical peels • Hydrafacials • Facials • SkinMedica skin care line • Glo Minerals make-up line

• Botox & Dysport • All Juvederm & Restylane products • Kybella (the only FDA-approved

injectable that destroys submental fat otherwise known as the “Double Chin”) • Sculptra • Women’s intimacy issues including vaginal rejuvenation & incontinence issues • Venus Legacy (improves the appearance of cellulite)

work together as a team to create a maximum-result treatment regimen that is specific to your needs and desires. They want your appearance to mirror your personality because, after all, beauty is more than skin deep.

Dr. Kelly Becker

Skin Deep Medi Spa • 13461 Pearl Road, Strongsville • 440-238-6898 •


Dr. Robert DeShields and Associates



r. DeShields attended dental school at The Ohio State University where he graduated with honors. Following graduation, he served three years in the United States Air Force. Dr. DeShields then returned to Ohio State for two year’s post-doctoral studies in orthodontics. He completed his specialty training at which time he was awarded a Master of Science degree. Following his specialty training, Dr. DeShields continued research at the Bolton Foundation at CaseWestern Reserve University in Cleveland. His work was published and is a reference in many orthodontic textbooks and articles. Dr. DeShields practices orthodontics exclusively and is a member of the American Dental Association and the American Association of Orthodontists. • • • •

Reasonable Fees Most Insurance Accepted Interest Free Payment Plans No fee for initial evaluation-includes: all diagnostic records, X-rays, etc. 45-60 minute pretreatment conference to

fully inform you in regards to proposed treatment and patient responsibilities to achieve a quality correction in the shortest possible amount of time. • Without compromise to the end results, we keep our treatment as simple, comfortable and inexpensive as possible. LOCATION: THE STRONG HOUSE Built in 1833 by John Stoughton Strong, from whom Strongsville got its name. Dr. Robert DeShields

18910 Westwood Dr. Strongsville, OH 44136 • 440-572-2777 •

Kasidonis Heating and Cooling Inc.



asidonis Heating and Cooling Inc., the popular yearround heating, cooling and plumbing specialists have served commercial and residential customers in Medina & Cuyahoga Counties and surrounding cities for 21 years now.

“We treat our customers like we would want to be treated—with honesty and fairness and reasonable prices,” says Steven Kasidonis. “We charge the same low hourly rate no matter what time of day it is, 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year.”

over a year, it’s time. “All it takes is dust particles on the burner, carbon build-up on your flame sensor, or a dirty filter to shut down your system when you need it most,” June cautions. If your current system needs replacing, Kasidonis provides FREE ESTIMATES. “Also, we like to spend time and go over with customers our air quality control products, like the SCRubbER that attaches seamlessly to your heating and cooling units duct work. It is the only product that will clean, deodorize and purify your indoor air.”

Kasidonis Heating & Cooling is a proverbial one-stop shop for heating, cooling and plumbing. The HVAC division can help you with any issue involving furnaces, air conditioning, heat pumps, boilers, base board heating, humidifiers, gas conversions, gas lines or mini split systems. And their plumbing division can help you with any standard or tankless hot water tank, clogged sinks, backed up drains and more.

Licensed, bonded, insured and certified, Kasidonis has earned the Super Service Award for the last 7 years with Angie’s List and a Gold Star Award with bbb. Call us at 330-220-8125 and mention this article to get Your New 10% off any A/C or furnace service call, or have unit Photo will go cleaned and checked for $59 here (Reg $90). Kasidonis - WHERE FRIENDS REFER FRIENDS.

If you haven’t had your furnace or a/c units cleaned and tuned in

It’s this type of customer service that sets Kasidonis apart from other HVAC companies and why the company has grown exponentially over the past two decades.

Stephen Kasidonis and June Kasidonis, Owner

Stop by the Kasidonis showroom at 812 Pearl Road in Brunswick to see their complete product offering! Call 330-220-8125 to schedule services •


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Dane A. Donaldson - State Farm Insurance


BEING THERE TO MAKE SURE LIFE GOES RIGHT! e all know that life can throw you a curveball from time to time. Having the right coverage with the right company will help you through those times.

When you get your insurance with Dane Donaldson Insurance and Financial Services, you’re getting the nations #1 Auto, #1 Home, and #1 Life Insurer to protect you, right here in Strongsville! Since 1942 State Farm has been the leading Auto Insurer-- which is 75 consecutive years of staying #1! At our agency we do things a little differently, as we really try to get to know what’s most important to our clients. We seek to know where they want to be in 3-5 years, where they are now, and what could prevent them from achieving their goals. We call it a family fire drill. If you can walk yourself through a tragedy like a serious illness or loss of loved one and see what coverage or gaps would arise, it is much easier while everything is “right” in your life. Most people find the planning extremely valuable and time well invested.

We’re proud of the business we’ve built here in Strongsville, where we service nearly 9,500 accounts and policies from more than 3,100 families. Having the trust of so many people is a great responsibility that I take very, very seriously! If you ask me, your family deserves the best! Call us, click, or visit - we’d love to add your family to ours.

Dane A. Donaldson, Owner and Agent

See why more than 3000 families trust us for their insurance & financial needs! 17026 Pearl Road • 440-268-0600 • • email:



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

service, where they bring samples and swatches directly to you so that you can see how they look in your home before you make a purchase. Mark & Jana Florek, Owners

Visit Budget Blinds at 14761 Pearl Road in Strongsville • 440-572-2480 •



Jim and Eileen Smalley New CreatioN iNteriors

orking with an experienced interior designer is cost-effective and can actually save money by helping you make the right choices the first time,” say New Creation Interiors owners Jim and Eileen Smalley. Eileen is a professionally-trained interior designer with over 30 years experience. Jim handles the myriad of details for the business. “New Creation Interiors is a full-service design studio featuring a wide selection of furniture, lighting, flooring, window treatments and the perfect accent pieces to pull it all together,” Eileen says. As local business owners, Jim & Eileen are grateful for the remarkable client base they have developed within the community, which over the years has expanded across Northeast Ohio and into other states. “We specialize in full-service interior and exterior design for both residential and commercial projects. Our clients count on us to offer beautiful design ideas, furniture and accessories, as well

as plans that incorporate some of their existing pieces. We can create a high-end look without breaking their budgets,” the duo explains. “We are your one-stop to provide all your interior and exterior needs. Every aspect of your project can be handled to exceed your expectations. Customer satisfaction is always our goal and referrals from satisfied clients are the main way we have grown our business,” Jim and Eileen say. “Our clients love our free, professional, inhome delivery and installation and our try it before you buy it program on in stock items,” they smile.

Owners Eileen and Jim Smalley

New Creation Interiors is located at 1655 Pearl Road, in Brunswick. Showroom hours are Monday and Friday, 10 - 5:30pm; Tuesday and Thursday, 10 - 8:30pm; Saturday 10 - 5:00pm; closed Wednesday and Sunday. Call 330-220-4442 or visit them on the web for additional inspiration at

Dr. Bryan and Amy Regiec



r. Bryan Regiec, DC and his wife, Amy, opened Performance Chiropractic in 2004. Their mission is very simple: treat each patient as if they were family, charge a reasonable rate for services and let the word spread. Performance Chiropractic is now one of the highest patient-reviewed offices in the area. (Patient testimonials can be seen on Google.)

tissue massage can also be a covered service when prescribed by a doctor.

For Dr. Bryan, his journey into chiropractic began while seeing his cousin, also a chiropractor, for a sports-related neck injury. During his undergrad years Dr. Bryan was an athletic trainer. Performance Chiropractic integrates a sports medicine background with chiropractic and deep tissue massage to produce amazing results. Above all, Dr. Bryan wants his patients to get better, and if chiropractic is not the answer, that patient is referred to the best appropriate office. Performance Chiropractic works with most insurances and individual benefits can be verified prior to the first visit. Deep Dr. Bryan and Amy Regiec, Owners, and Family

Performance Chiropractic is located in the Rego’s grocery plaza at Bennett’s Corner in Strongsville. The office can be reached at 440-572-2225 or online at


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


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

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

Kyle Peterson, General Manager

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

Strongsville Mini-Storage



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

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

Sandy Croft, Owner & Matt Croft, Facility Manager

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




ltenheim Senior Living in Strongsville is a not-forprofit life plan community, offering a full continuum of care in assisted and independent living, skilled nursing and rehabilitation, long term care, memory care, home health care and private duty. Based on the August 2016 survey ranking report for Ohio skilled nursing facilities, provided by the Ohio Health Care Association (OHCA) and OHCA Champion partner PointRight, Altenheim ranked in the top tier of skilled nursing communities in the State of Ohio. “This ranking reflects the dedication and unwavering compassion our staff has for our residents,” states Paul Psota, CEO, Altenheim Senior Living. “Our board of directors would like to extend a sincere thank you to the staff for their commitment to excellence.” Your In 2017, Altenheim will be opening a new Photo from memory assisted living community with cover photo 38 private one and two bedroom suites shoot goes and a 3,980 square foot skilled therapy rehab center with 32 private rooms and here state-of-the-art physical, speech and occupational therapy facility. Paul Psota, CEO

For more information on Altenheim Senior Living, call 440-238-3361, visit their campus at 18627 Shurmer Road, or go online at


istoric, warm and friendly service with exceptional dining - this beautifully restored mid-19th century mansion and architectural 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 no news at all! Diners looking for a more casual experience 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 2 to 6 guests (known as the VIC for ”Very Important Couples”) and an equally elegant private party VIP dining room (for up to 26) Your are available on the second floor. Photo from Private Dining experiences must be booked directly at the restaurant by cover photo calling 440-572-1111. shoot goes Don’s Pomeroy House looks forward to hearing from you!


Jeremy McLean, GM

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

Janice and Terry DeLap


The Cleaning auThoriTy

s franchise owners of the North Royalton office of The Cleaning Authority, Janice and Terry DeLap think that you will agree with their favorite slogan - Life is too short to clean your own home! They are confident that their numerous clients in Strongsville and surrounding communities would agree. Whether you are a busy family, retiree, road warrior or simply don’t like spending your free time cleaning your home, it’s time to let the cleaning professionals at The Cleaning Authority handle it. The Cleaning Authority employs a Detail-Clean Rotation System that specifies what their Certified Professional Housecleaners will do on each clean, so you know what to expect in every room of your home. While your entire home is cleaned every visit, The Detail-Clean Rotation System is designed to additionally detail clean specific areas. When The Cleaning Authority does your housecleaning, you get the perfect combination of professional quality and personal service with a 100% satisfaction guarantee. Among other community groups and activities, Janice & Terry support the Cleaning for Heroes program which provides cleaning services for military families in need.

The Cleaning Authority also participates in the TCA Cares program. Throughout the year they ask for non-perishable food donations that are collected from the homes of their clients by the cleaning crews. These donations are distributed to various organizations in need of food. In past years these collections have been distributed to the Greater Cleveland Food Bank, St. Augustine’s Hunger Center, and the food pantries in North Royalton, Broadview Heights, and Strongsville. This new year, 2017, represents 11 years of cleaning homes in Strongsville and another year this office has received the “Mark of Excellence” from the Cleaning Authority franchisor for exceptional customer service! Call today at 440-877-9809 to schedule an in-home estimate and join their list of satisfied clients in Strongsville. Owners Janice and Terry DeLap

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


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state planning is a deeply personal process. The attorneys at Butcher Elder Law understand this and take a compassionate approach to every family and situation before developing a legal strategy. Their strategic approach to estate planning is much more than willing your hard-earned money to family members upon death: it’s about maintaining control of your life and assets while you are alive. Proper planning protects you from the common mistakes that accompany long-term care, life changes, lawsuits, divorce, tax traps, estate predators and even family indiscretions. With more than 25 years of experience, Butcher Elder Law maintains the resources of a large firm with the personal service and cost-sensitivity of a small firm. Don’t trust your estate to an internet template or a general practice attorney. Talk to Butcher Elder Law and learn why a small mistake can have big consequences.

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mber Voorheis is a Master’s prepared licensed social worker who brings over 15 years of experience working with seniors to Crystal Waters. She is currently the Executive Director at Crystal Waters, an Independent and Assisted Living Community. Prior to joining the team, she worked in psychiatry, skilled nursing, home care, hospice and assisted living. Amber feels honored to work with the residents at Crystal Waters. The best part of her day is walking through the dining room at mealtime and connecting with the residents. “Seniors are such a wealth of knowledge and experience. For me, it’s incredibly meaningful work.” Amber says. “It is a pleasure to work for the Robert Coury Your family and Generations Healthcare Photo from Management, whose priority is always the care and well-being of cover photo our residents.” Amber welcomes shoot goes the community to come visit their here completely renovated building that has the look and feel of a luxury hotel. Amber Voorheis, Executive Dir.

Butcher Elder Law’s office is located at 11565 Pearl Road in Strongsville 440-268-8284 •

For more information about Crystal Waters, please call 440-238-3600 or visit their website for a virtual tour at

College Leaders Serve

Greg and Nancy Filo



onna Imhoff, Ph.D., joined Cuyahoga Community College as president of the Western Campus and Brunswick University Center in February 2016. Before coming to Tri-C, Imhoff was campus president of Community College of Allegheny County in Pittsburgh for eight years. During her 30-year career at CCAC, she worked 22 years as a psychology faculty member. Her education includes a doctorate in social and comparative analysis education and master’s certificate in women’s studies from the University of Pittsburgh; master’s degree in school psychology from Duquesne University; and bachelor’s degree in rehabilitation education from Penn State University.

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Terri Hradek, the Brunswick University Center director, has worked in higher education for more than 20 years. Before entering the education field, she owned and operated a franchise business in Northeast Ohio. Hradek and Imhoff work with Strongsville leaders, business owners and organizations to tailor higher educational resources with community and business needs. Dr. Donna Imhoff, Ph.D., President, and Terri Hradek, Director For more information on Cuyahoga Community College, call 216-987-6000 or visit


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

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Owners Nancy & Greg Filo

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





im Dickerson has been representing State Farm insurance and financial services to the residents of the Strongsville area for over 36 years. He began his career in Port Clinton and moved to Strongsville in 1980 as a District Manager, training agents, but missed the personal contact with customers, so opened his own office and has never looked back. Jim holds a BS in Business from Ohio State University and a Charter Life Underwriter degree from the American College. He is a Strongsville Chamber member and a Kiwanis Club past president. Jim and his wife raised their 3 children in Strongsville and are proud of their six grandchildren. Jim loves Strongsville and is committed to helping his customers Your manage the risks of everyday life, Photo from recover from the unexpected and cover photo realize their dreams by offering shoot goes auto, home, property, business, life, and health insurance, as well here as banking products, annuities and mutual funds. Jim Dickerson, Owner


ohn’s approach with his clients is to listen and recommend what is best for them. A plan is developed, taking into consideration the clients’ concerns and needs, making sure that clients receive the necessary legal documents.

“There is no charge for an initial consultation to define what your needs are for estate planning documents or to determine if what you have in place is still good.” Clients realize rather quickly that John and his staff care about them. With over 40 years in the legal profession, services are provided in the areas of probate, trust administration, estate planning - including the preparation of wills, trusts, powers of Your attorney and healthcare directives, real Photo from estate transactions, and more. John’s office is located at 11221 Pearl Road in Strongsville. Call for an appointment. House calls are available as well as select days for evening appointments.

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John J. Urban, Attorney at Law

Contact Jim at 440-572-2688 or visit him at 13022 Pearl Road, Suite 1, Strongsville or at You’ll be glad you did!

For more information or to schedule an appointment, go to or call 440-846-0000, ext. 227




idpoint is known for college classes that are offered from Lorain County Community College but there is so much more that we do,” explains Lena Knight, coordinator of Midpoint Campus Center. “We are a center that offers something for everyone. LCCC’s Small Business Development Center has a business advisor at Midpoint several days a week to help small businesses – from the planning stage to helping an existing business grow – and these services are free.” The Center for Lifelong Learning offers a certification for the Activity Professional as well as classes for anyone working with older adults. “In the summer, tech classes are offered for students ages 9-13 years old,” adds Knight. Midpoint is located on the northwest side of Brunswick on Pearl Road. “The location, technology and warm and professional staff are reasons that Your many civic groups and area businesses Photo from now use Midpoint for their meetings. cover photo Toastmaster groups, networking shoot goes groups, schools and private businesses use our space throughout the year,” said here Knight. Rooms are available for rent and Midpoint’s staff can help schedule Lena Knight, Coordinator a meeting or event. For more information on what Midpoint has to offer to the community call 330-225-0042 or visit


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ifeWorks, owned and operated by Southwest General Hospital, is a medically integrated fitness center providing the community with the quality and expertise you would expect from a hospital owned facility. At LifeWorks, they believe that everyone has the potential to live their best life and they are here to help. LifeWorks provides a comfortable atmosphere, professional staff, well maintained equipment, free group exercise classes and motivating programs to help their members stay on track to live a healthier lifestyle. More than just a gym, they are a wellness center and it’s the people that make LifeWorks so special! Best stated by its members: “meets anyone’s fitness needs or desires; atmosphere is professional Your and relaxed with a diverse group Photo from of individuals with similar fitness cover photo goals; staff and members are shoot goes courteous and friendly.” It only takes here one visit to know that each visit will be an experience that you look Karen M. Raisch-Siegel, MS, FABC forward to. Executive Director

For more information or to schedule a time to visit us, please contact us at 440-816-4214 or



ave you ever had a “Good Car Wash”? I mean a REALLY GOOD CAR WASH? If you have then you know about Sgt. Clean’s! Brian and his team are focused on providing their customers with a quality car wash coupled with exceptional “above and beyond” customer service. Sgt. Clean’s Car Wash was recently voted as the #1 Car Wash in Northeast Ohio by Cleveland’s Hot List. Brian, his wife Melissa and two son’s Ethan and Griffin, are residents of Strongsville and love their community. Their car wash offers exterior washes, full service, free vacuums and unlimited car washes starting at just $14.97 a month and you can use your plan at all of their locations. There are two locations in Strongsville located on the North and South ends of Pearl Road. Their newest location is in Westlake at 25247 Detroit Road. Stop by today and see why they are the most referred and preferred car wash in Northeast Ohio. Brian Krusz, Owner



or a minor illness or injury, get quick, convenient and affordable care at the Southwest General Nurse Clinic at Strongsville Recreation Center. Simply walk right in – no appointment needed! The Nurse Clinic treats everything from sore throats, colds and flu to sinus congestion, ear pain, urinary tract infections and more. Flu shots, physicals and screenings are also available. Backed by the resources of Southwest General Health Center, the Nurse Clinic is headed by boardcertified nurse practitioner Alicia (Ali) Blacksmith. “As a certified nurse practitioner, I enjoy helping patients Your feel better,” says Ali. “I can examine, Photo from diagnose and treat patients ages cover photo three and up.” The Nurse Clinic is covered by most major insurance shoot goes providers. here Hours: Mon., Wed. & Fri. 7 a.m. – 3 p.m. Tues. & Thurs. 11 a.m. – 7 p.m. Alicia Blacksmith, CNP

EXPRESS EXTERIOR • UNLIMITED CAR WASHES • FULL SERVICE Three Great Locations, One Low Price. They have it all, why go anywhere else?

Southwest General Nurse Clinic at Strongsville Recreation Center 18100 Royalton Road, Strongsville, OH 44113 For more information, please visit

Dr. McCluskey Celebrates 24 Years



t’s hard to believe that it’s been 24 years since my staff and I started Timber Ridge Neck and Back Pain Clinic. My, how time flies! We have run our clinic based on one very key principle that we’ve never strayed from.

Simply put... TAKE CARE OF OUR PATIENTS because these are the people who will take care of us. And, oh, how you’ve taken care of us! I truly believe that’s why we have survived while so many other clinics have closed throughout the years. We consider you a part of our Timber Ridge Family. Therefore, in this 24th year anniversary season... we want to give THANKS to our patients who have always been there for us. So as a token of our appreciation we want to give Your you a ‘special’ gift just for coming by. Photo from When you come into the clinic during cover photo these anniversary days in 2017, pick up your... Free Gift! It’s our way to say shoot goes “thank you” for your support over all here these years. Much Love & Gratitude, Dr. Patrick McCluskey, Chiropractic Physician Dr. Patrick McCluskey

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


ohesiveness,” Mary insists, ”is the hallmark of the customer experience at Today’s Headlines,” a top salon in Strongsville. “My highly-trained staff of professionals work together to exceed clients expectations. It’s all about YOU--the client-- each and every visit.” The friendly, relaxed atmosphere provides consistent results for clients, as well as balance of personal and professional life for employees. “Our team is confident you will leave the salon completely satisfied!” Customized Color and Hairworks are specialties at THS. The salon offers both traditional and organic color. “Thorough consultations ensure Your we choose the best products and techniques that fit your lifestyle. We Photo from prescribe the very best products and cover photo tools, then educate you on how to use shoot goes them to maintain your hair until your here next visit.” Mary, a color educator and creative stylist, is celebrating her 15th year as the owner of THS. Your hair is the outfit Mary Malloy Siskovic, Owner you wear every day. Invest in it! Today’s Headlines Salon 18320 Royalton Road • 440-572-2414 •



LoSchiavo Restaurant Group ANTONIO’S PIZZA


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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 50 years in business, they’ve grown to 10 Antonio’s locations throughout Greater Cleveland, plus a sister restaurant, Tony Maloney’s Pub & Pizza, that was added in 2008. Their mission is “to deliver exceptional restaurant experiences by building an organization where people are inspired to better their lives.” The LoSchiavos are excited to have gained more friends and neighbors over the years who have fallen in love with their original Italianstyle pizza, and many of Your their other classic Italian dishes, including their new Photo from Sicilian Square Pizza. cover photo Fred is grateful and puts it shoot goes simply, “our customers and here employees are the reason we have become the great American success story Vincent, Fred and Anthony LoSchiavo, Co-owners that we are today.”


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

re you interested in your own personalized therapy regimen to improve your quality of life in our community? Visit Pearlview Rehab & Wellness Center for both inpatient and outpatient speech, physical and occupational therapy. We also offer aromatherapy, a multi-sensory Snoezelen environment, recreational & massage therapy as well as certified Music & Memory programming to enhance your life! In Pearlview’s new state-of-the-art gym, the rehab department provides physical, occupational and speech therapies seven days a week. These therapies work to relieve arthritis, cancer pain, and to improve strength and endurance to alleviate broken bones and incontinence. Pearlview has private rooms that include in-suite bathrooms, flat-screen TV’s and Wi-Fi. Let our family care for your family! Kimberly Corrigan, Administrator

Pearlview Rehab & Wellness Center is located at 4426 Homestead Drive 330-225-9121 •

Avon, Bainbridge, Boardman, Mentor, Middleburg Hts., Oakwood Village, Richmond Hts., Strongsville & Tallmadge

Our plants are proudly Cleveland grown for the highest quality and delivered fresh daily to all nine of our stores!


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Health & Wellness

Medical Mutual

Committed to our Community It’s an especially exciting time to live in the Cleveland area with the success of the Cavaliers and the Indians. Plus, it was an honor to host the Republican National Convention this past summer. But really, northeast Ohio is a great place to live and work all the time. At Medical Mutual, one of the state’s largest health insurance companies, we’ve been proud to call this region home for more than 80 years. Our headquarters is in downtown Cleveland. We have offices in Beachwood and Copley — and of course, right here in Strongsville. Just this past June, we moved into a new facility on West Sprague Road after spending six years in a building on Royalton Road. We love being part of this amazing community. Since so many of our employees and customers live and work here in the Cleveland area, we believe it’s our responsibility to act as an exceptional

corporate citizen. That’s why we partner with many local school districts to donate supplies and provide mentoring and scholarship opportunities. We sponsor races and walks to help raise awareness and money for numerous non-profit organizations. We support libraries, historical societies, museums, art galleries and performing arts venues that inspire, educate and entertain us all. We strive to make a positive impact in as many ways as we can. Northeast Ohio is filled with so many great communities, neighborhoods and people. It’s an honor to be part of it and to help make it even better for all of us that call Cleveland home. See ad on page 72.

Dr. Robert DeShields and Associates

Braces for Children and Adults Wild Smile Braces Available For “Wild Kids” Less visible ceramic braces are also available Member American Association of Orthodontists Member American Dental Association Board Qualified Full Time Orthodontic Specialist Several Papers Published in Dental Literature • Reasonable Fees • Most Insurances Accepted • Interest Free Payment Plans • No fee for initial evaluation - includes: all diagnostic records, X-rays, etc. 45-60 minute pre-treatment conference to fully inform you in regards to proposed treatment and patient responsibilities to achieve a quality correction in the shortest possible amount of time • Without compromise to the end results, we keep our treatment as simple, comfortable and inexpensive as possible

THE STRONG HOUSE Built in 1833 by John Stoughton Strong, from whom Strongsville got its name

18910 Westwood Dr. • Strongsville, OH 44136 440-572-2777 • 440-572-2599-Fax



Health & Wellness

Convenient Care in the Heart of Strongsville Southwest General Strongsville residents don’t need to drive far to receive compassionate, family-centered medical care. Southwest General offers three convenient locations for quality care, right in the heart of Strongsville:

Strongsville Medical Center Get fast access to care for family members of all ages, including physician and specialty services, physical therapy, imaging, lab testing and more. We offer a variety of services with convenient appointment times, and some that require no appointment at all.

Taking care of you from head to toe

Our highly skilled therapists give you the attention you deserve: ONE TO ONE CARE EVERY VISIT Specializing in Treatment of: •

Post Op Rehab, Acute Injuries & Chronic Conditions

Total Hip & Total Knee Replacement

Hand and Wrist Fractures, Tendon Injuries


Repetitive Strain Injuries


Personal & Caring Environment Most Insurances Accepted • Same Day Appointments Available Locally Owned & Operated

11925 Pearl Rd., Suite 202 • Strongsville Professional Building 440-238-0300 •


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Strongsville Medical Center

Nurse Clinic at Strongsville Recreation Center We offer quick, convenient and affordable care when you need it. Walk-ins welcome! Located inside the Strongsville Recreation Center, the Clinic features board-certified nurse practitioners specially trained to diagnose and treat a wide variety of medical

Thomas P. Perciak Family Residential Hospice

conditions. So you can get in, get treated, and get better.

Thomas P. Perciak Family Residential Hospice Sometimes the needs of the hospice patient exceed the care that family and friends can provide. We offer patients and their families compassionate, holistic care in the comfort of their own home or at our residential hospice. Our mission is to help provide dignity and meaning in the final days of life. Additionally, we provide bereavement counseling to help families cope with and adjust to life without their loved one. Learn more about Southwest General’s Strongsville services at See ad on inside front cover. Strongsville Medical Center 18181 Pearl Road 440-816-4900

Nurse Clinic at Strongsville Recreation Center Ehrnfelt Recreation and Senior Center 18100 Royalton Road No appointment necessary. Mon., Wed., Fri. – 7a.m. - 3p.m. Tue. & Thur. – 11a.m. - 7p.m.

Thomas P. Perciak Family Residential Hospice 18659 Drake Road 440-816-5040 If you have any questions about the residential center or would like to tour this facility please, please call 440-816-5000 to schedule a time.


Senior Living

It’s Great to be a Senior! What a great year it has been

The Senior Wheels Van Program is very popular with residents.

for the Strongsville Senior Center! The Senior Center was the recipient of the Cuyahoga County Community Social Services Grant! The award of up to $100,000 for 2016 has allowed the Senior Center to make certain programs and Senior Wheels transportation free to seniors who are registered with the grant. The way the grant works is that every time a grant member participates in a grant approved program the Senior Center receives reimbursement. The grant has been a success due to eager older adults looking to help the Senior Center meet their goal, and staff who are continuously working on new programs to keep seniors engaged. The Senior Center recently learned that they are awarded the grant once again for both 2017 and 2018! Another bright spot this year for the Strongsville Senior Center is that the Senior Wheels Van Program has been awarded two brand new vans, through a grant from NOACA (Northeast Ohio Areawide Coordinating Agency). These new vans help keep seniors independent by transporting them to the Senior Center, doctor’s appointments, grocery shopping, and more! Typically, the Senior Wheels vans travel approximately 60,000 miles per year and do over 12,500 one-way trips annually. To qualify for the Senior Wheels program, Strongsville residents must be over the age of 60 or a disabled adult and must have a completed registration


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Nestled in the beautiful community of Brunswick, we offer a quaint country, home-like atmosphere, with state-of-the-art care close to home.

form on file before riding. The Senior Center offers a multitude of fitness programs, art classes, activities and special events for older adults. Fitness programs include SMILE (So Much Improvement with a Little Exercise), yoga, functional training, line dancing classes, boot camp for baby boomers, Salsacise, Zumba gold, rhythm & movement and Asian exercise (formerly tai chi for health). Art programs include watercolor painting, classical painting, watercolor book study and the newest craze, adult coloring, which is proven to reduce stress and is very relaxing. Activities include pickleball (a combination of badminton, tennis, racquetball and ping-pong rolled into one, and played on a tennis court of smaller proportions), Wii bowling leagues, dinner and a movie, greeting card making, corn hole, table tennis and billiards, miniature golf, bocce ball, fantasy walk, tap and line dancing, and much more.

>> Outstanding Physical, Occupational & Speech Therapy 7 days a week >> 24 Hour Skilled Nursing >> Onsite Physicians & Specialists >> Private Extra-large Suites >> Music & Memory Program >> Emergency Admissions 24/7 From Hospitals & Doctor’s Offices

>> Aromatherapy & Multi-Sensory Snoezelen Environment >> Comprehensive Post-Surgical Recovery Program >> Active Social Calendar & Delicious Dining Options >> Discharge Planning, Home Safety 4426 Homestead Drive Training & Caregiver Training Brunswick, OH 44212 >> Great Resident & Family Satisfaction Ratings by the Ohio Department of Aging


A family decision you can feel good about.

The Senior Center hours of operation are Monday - Thursday 8am -9pm and Friday 8am - 5pm. Lunch is served Monday – Friday at 11:45 a.m. Reservations Required (please call 440-580-3275). Visit our website at for more information on activity days, times and fees involved or call 440-580-3275.

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

Leading the Way in Assisted Living

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


Senior Living

Welcome Home to Strongsville’s Newest Senior Apartment Community! Home isn’t just where you live, it’s a place that provides ample opportunities for you to enjoy life to the fullest. As we age, many of us desire a home with the same sense of comfort, but with far less responsibility and upkeep. That is exactly what you’ll find at the brand new Southpark Square Senior Apartments. Affordable, high quality senior living with outstanding amenities and activities just waiting for you to join in. Just steps from Southpark Mall, Southpark Square has everything a Senior could want and so much more. Seniors will love the controlled access building, central elevator, as well as an onsite fitness center, beauty salon, and community rooms. Residents can gather in the fireplace lounge with a hot cup of coffee, or enjoy their spacious apartment - each with its own private


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patio or balcony. Priding themselves on professional management and 24 hour emergency maintenance service, apartments include updated amenities such as stainless steel appliances, in unit washers and dryers, as well as walk-in showers. With heat, water, and cable television included and rents starting from only $995, what more could you possibly ask for? Contact the Leasing Office for a personal tour today at 440-7328224 and don’t forget to ask about their current move in special! Southpark Square Senior Apartments is located at 15101 Howe Road in Strongsville, call 440-732-8224 or go to for more information.

Local Assistance to Help You Live Your Best Life ComForcare Homecare in Strongsville specializes in the care of Dementia clients using the DEMENTIA WISE PROGRAM. With 8.5 hours of training conducted with caregivers by the owner, Deb Vermillion RN, the caregiver comes away with a certification in Dementia Care. “We train our caregivers to go where the client is in their disease process, enabling them to make the best day for the client and themselves,” states Deb Vermillion. The caregiver comes away with a better understanding of the disease and its progression. They are also taught skills so that they can better cope with behaviors that may arise from the disease. Owners John and Deb Vermillion And finally, they are trained in Habilitation Therapy, which involves Activity Wise activities that will help to increase the client’s self-esteem and purpose in life. To learn more call 440-638-7001, anyone in the office can help, or go to



Homes & Real Estate

Thinking of Buying or Selling? WHAT IS MY HOME WORTH? There are so many sources of information in the online world to get an estimate of a home’s value. Have you ever searched these and found that your idea of your home’s

value varied greatly by the numbers that you see on particular sites? It can be really confusing, considering that each site offers such dramatically different opinions of value! There is a reason for this. The values are based primarily on algorithms that use strictly tax record data and recent sales. For a more accurate pricing evaluation of your home, it pays to hire a professional REALTOR®. Your agent has actually seen the properties that are compared to yours and has the market experience to help you identify the differences between the data that a computer generates and the real-world marketability of a property. There are so many factors not considered by a computer program, such as marketability of certain features in your home, what trends buyers are looking for that your home may have, or were there Mary Mizen-Bruce, any bank owned properties or short VP/Sales Manager, sales in the mix?  Howard Hanna Real Let a professional REALTOR® Estate Services  guide you through determining the value of your home and the marketing process if you are considering a move. A recent National Association of REALTORS® study shows that the price of a home sold with the assistance of a REALTOR® is likely to sell, on average, 13% higher! 

Your Home is More Affordable to Buyers Now! If you are considering a move in 2017, it’s a great time to sell (and buy!) Strongsville values are doing well and interest rates continue to stay at historically low


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Average Price of For Sale and Sold (Oct. 2015 - Oct. 2016)

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rates. (see the Trendgraphix chart to the right.) Today’s buyer qualifies for more than ever. Just a 2% jump in interest rates can result in decreasing your buyer’s buying power.  For example, if your buyer qualifies for a mortgage of $200,000 at today’s rate, a 2% increase in interest rates would have a significant impact on their buying power, lowering their qualifying level Avg. Active to $160,000. This makes yourPrice Avg. Sold home more affordable now! Price

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October 2016 Average For Sale Price is Neutral** Average For Sale Price (in thousand) in October 2016 is $278. It is down 2.8% compared to the last month.

October 2016 Average Sold Price is Depreciating** Average Sold Price (in thousand) in October 2016 is $214. It is down 0.5% compared to the last month.

I love this town.

**Based on 6 month trend - Appreciating/Depreciating/Neutral.

All reports are published November 2016, based on data available at the end of October 2016, except for the today stats. All reports presented are based on data supplied by NEOHREX and Firelands MLS. Neither the associations or their MLSs guarantee o are in any way responsible for their accuracy. Data maintained by the accotiations or their MLSs may not reflect all real estate activity in the market.

D Donaldson Ins and FinSvc Inc Dane Donaldson, Agent 17026 Pearl Road Strongsville, OH 44136 Bus: 440-268-0600


Thanks, Strongsville. I love being here to help life go right in a community where people are making a difference every day. Thank you for all you do. ™

State Farm, Bloomington, IL


Homes & Real Estate The Importance of Decorating

“The Fifth Wall” Beyond selecting the perfect wall colors, furniture, lighting and accents for a room, professional interior designers will also place special attention to the floor. When you are beginning to create a room, our designers will look first to the floor and build up from there. We often think of the floor as a “fifth wall” of your room. In fact, we think of it as the most important “wall” since it sets the tone for the rest of the decor. We may suggest warm wood stains, cool tile, organic bamboo textures as well creative patterns in area rugs to make the floor an important part


of your room. In fact, the right area rug will pull a room together with style and drama. The designers’ goal is to give each room the perfect combination of space, style, and function. This will give your rooms more interest and enhance the total design appeal of your entire home. Please contact our studio at 330220-4442 to set up an appointment for one of our professional interior designers to help you with every “wall” of your home. Or stop in at New Creation Interiors, 1655 Pearl Road in Brunswick, or go to

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Building Homes to Meet Your Unique Lifestyle Parkview Homes, an innovative and quality Strongsville-based home builder for over 80 years, has become a recognized leader in the home building industry with their insightful home designs built in master planned communities. When asked what new trends he sees in the housing market, Ryan Puzzitiello, VP of Sales & Marketing, stated, “There are a number of housing trends that we are seeing. Today’s buyers want more of an open concept. Sunrooms off kitchens are replacing the need for a formal living room. Hand-scraped hardwood flooring is by far the flooring of choice. The Craftsman Style exterior is very popular which incorporates a mixture of stone and brick facades incorporating vinyl shake and pediments as accent pieces. Smart Home features, helping families with creative ways of incorporating charging docks, replacing wall outlets with USB outlets and incorporating one cable outlet with Wi-Fi is making organization easier for families. Master “Spa” baths are preferable, as are stackable washers and dryers that can be added to larger bathrooms with windows, allowing for a light and airy laundry space. Large kitchen islands are in demand as the kitchen is the heart of an open floor plan and outdoor rooms are on the rise as well.” And finally he adds, “With interest rates at an all-time low, we encourage buyers to take advantage of their current buying power.” Ryan A. Puzzitiello VP of Sales & Marketing Parkview Homes 22700 Royalton Rd., Strongsville, OH 44149 216-276-8378

Ryan Puzzitiello, VP of Sales & Marketing for Parkview Homes, just finished 2016 as President of the Cleveland Homebuilders Association. This made him the 10th member of the family to be a president of a local association and the 9th of this association.

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

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Style Form

Today there are endless possibilities when decorating your windows. With the myriad choices of fabrics, colors, textures and styles available, your imagination is the only limitation. If you want to update your windows, what does your drape need to do? 3 Filter sunlight or darken a room 3 Create a whole new, fresh look 3 Make your home more energy-efficient 3 Create a focal point or define a room or area 3 Soften the look of a covered window; layer drapes over blinds or shades 3 Camouflage different sized windows or make windows appear larger Do you have a favorite decorating style? Formal Contemporary Casual Traditional Eclectic Romantic Have you reviewed the many drapery styles available? Pleated Roman Shades Rod Pocket Cornices Swags and jabots Tab Top Grommets Valances Medallions Once you’ve decided what the drapery needs to accomplish and the style you want, it’s time to let your imagination take over and create your own, unique window art. Your Budget Blinds Style Consultant is available to work closely with you to identify the right colors, textures and treatments for your window coverings. Visit strongsville to sign up for a free in-home consultation or call Mark and Jana Florek at Budget Blinds in Mark & Jana Florek Strongsville today at 440-572-2480.


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A Glimpse into Our Rural Landscape and Heritage... Images of barns reflect the warmth with which they are widely regarded. A proud silhouette looming on the landscape, these once magnificent working buildings still stand the test of time. Each year, thousands of barns disappear. Strongsville is very fortunate to have some of the nicest barns in the area, some dating back to the early 1800’s. Over the years, much of Strongsville’s landscape has changed, but the barns that remain should be embraced and appreciated. Do you know where these barns are located? Go to page 70 to check the answers and see how many you may have identified correctly.



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Community Information

Important Phone Numbers PHOTO: ANDREA BARTEL


CITY OF STRONGSVILLE City Hall and Service Center 16099 Foltz Pkwy. Strongsville, OH 44149 440-580-3100

CITY COUNCIL All meetings begin at 8:00 p.m. and are held on the first and third Mondays of the month in the Mike Kalinich Sr. Council Chamber, located in the Strongsville Police Headquarters facility, 18688 Royalton Road. Council meetings are televised live on the local government channel, cable channel 21.

Council Office 16099 Foltz Pkwy. Strongsville, OH 44149 440-580-3110 Fax 440-572-1648 Office hours: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Monday – Friday Clerk of Council Aimee Pientka, MMC 440-580-3112 Assistant Clerk of Council Tiffany Mekeel, CMC 440-580-3111 Ward 1 Michael J. Daymut 440-238-8255

Ward 2 Matt Schonhut 440-554-9840 Ward 3 Jim Carbone 440-268-8089 Ward 4 Gordon Short 440-821-6625

City Arborist 440-580-3124 City Council Office 440-580-3110 Communications Center 440-580-3190 Economic Development 440-580-3118

Councilman-At-Large, President Pro Tem Ken Dooner 216-316-5351

Finance Department 440-580-3125

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Building Department 440-580-3105

Councilman-At-Large Joseph C. DeMio 440-846-4563

Councilman-At-Large, President Duke Southworth 440-878-9293


Animal Control Officer 440-580-3180

Engineering Department 440-580-3120

Fire Department Non-emergency 440-580-3210 Station 1: 11297 Webster Rd. 440-580-3211 Station 2: 15939 Drake Rd. 440-580-3212 Station 3: 22000 Albion Rd. 440-580-3213 Station 4: 17000 Prospect Rd. 440-580-3210 Human Resources 440-580-3137


Law Department 440-580-3145

Food Bank 440-846-0197

Mayor’s Court 440-580-3155

Historical Society 440-572-0057

School Transportation 440-572-7060

Muraski Elementary School 440-572-7160

Mayor’s Office 440-580-3150

Cuyahoga County Public Library-Strongsville Branch 440-238-5530

Strongsville High School 440-572-7100

Surrarrer Elementary School 440-572-7170

Strongsville Middle School 440-572-7090

Whitney Elementary School 440-572-7180

Chapman Elementary School 440-572-7140

Early Learning Preschool 440-572-7046

Recreation Walter F. Ernfelt Community Recreation & Senior Complex 440-580-3260 Residential Waste Disposal Republic Waste 440-572-7590 M-F 7 - 5, Sat 8 - 2, Sun 10 - 5 Safety Town 440-580-3255 Senior Center 440-580-3275 Service Department 440-580-3170

Strongsville BMV 440-572-1505 Meals on Wheels 440-238-3361

Kinsner Elementary School 440-572-7120

Post Office 440-572-1637 Strongsville Cemetery 440-580-3186 Strongsville Chamber of Commerce 440-238-3366

SCHOOLS Strongsville City Schools Administrative Offices 440-572-7000


Police, Non-emergency 440-580-3230


Community Information PRIVATE SCHOOLS & CAREER CENTERS Polaris Career Center 440-891-7600 PHOTO: MICHAELANGELO’S PHOTOGRAPHY

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

DAY CARE/PRE-SCHOOLS All Around Children 13895 Pearl Rd. 440-268-8330 Creative Playrooms Montessori School and Child Care Center 16000 Foltz Pkwy. 440-572-9365 Goddard School 13590 Falling Waters Rd. 440-238-4600 Gymboree Play & Music 440-638-4839 Kidsfirst Learning Center 15163 Howe Rd. 440-565-493 Le Chaperon Rouge 14780 Pearl Rd. 440-238-8383 Parma Preschool 440-238-0193

Strongsville Co-Op Preschool 440-238-5570 Stages Childcare Center 17290 Pearl Road 440-846-1507 Sweet Kiddles Flexible Child Care Center 16512 Pearl Rd. 440-238-1119 Tutor Time Child Care/ Learning Center 19880 West 130th St. 440-238-3542 Wishing Well Pre-School 19419 Royalton Road 440-238-7744

PET DAYCARE Camp Bow Wow 14411 Foltz Pkwy. 440-572-3200

PUBLIC UNIVERSITIES Cleveland State University 216-687-2000 Kent State University 330-672-3000 University of Akron 330-972-7111

Notre Dame College 216-381-1680

COMMUNITY COLLEGES Cuyahoga Community College 216-987-5000

Ursuline College 440-449-4200

Lakeland Community College 440-525-7000


Lorain County Community College 440-365-5222

AT&T - phone, data, cable 440-846-3232 Cable – Time/Warner 877-772-2253 Wide Open West (WOW) Cable 866-496-9669


Columbia Gas 800-344-4077

Baldwin Wallace University 440-826-2900

Electric - Illuminating Co. 800-589-3101

Case Western Reserve University 216-368-2000 Hiram College 330-569-3211 Strongsville Image Book & Community Guide | 2017

Lake Erie College 440-352-3361

Oberlin College 440-775-8121

Midpoint Campus Center 330-225-0042


John Carroll University 216-397-1886

NOPEC - Gas 855-667-3201 NOPEC - Electric 800-292-9284 PUCO 800-686-7826

Republic Waste 440-572-7590 Water – City of Cleveland 216-664-3130 R.I.T.A. – Tax Collection Agency 440-526-0900

SERVICE ORGANIZATIONS Arts In Strongsville Cindy Baldin, President Chamber of Commerce Jeff Smutek, President cell 440-879-4631 Amy Ferree, Director 18829 Royalton Rd., 44136 440-238-3366 City Club Terry Toth, President 16719 Hamilton Ct., 44149 PO Box 360802, 44136 216-780-4114 cell 440-572-4886 home Historical Society Ruth Brickley, President 13305 Pearl Rd., 44136 440-572-0057 Ruth 440-572-0535 Kiwanis Club Al Gizzi, President PO Box 361760, 44136 440-826-1756

Lion’s Club Tom Fashempour, President 13146 Ridge Rd. North Royalton 44133 440-237-5980 Tom 440-897-3181 Butch Schonhut Optimist Club Tom Breno, President 440-724-7894 Rotary Club Ken McEntee, President PO Box 360401, 44136 VFW POST #3345 Tim Zvoncheck Post Commander 17900 Strongsville Blvd. 44149 440-234-0250 Tim cell: 440-667-6154 Women’s League Pat Groble, President PO Box 361085, 44136 440-572-4672

AREA ATTRACTIONS CULTURAL Blossom Music Center 1145 W. Steels Corners Cuyahoga Falls, OH 330-920-8040

Cleveland Museum of Art 11150 East Blvd. Cleveland, OH 216-421-7340 >> Continued on page 58


Community Information

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Recreation Park Guidelines • Permits are required to use any of the above ball diamonds for practice purposes. • Reservations are also required for private parties in the pavilions. • Alcohol is prohibited in all recreation parks. • Pets are required to be on a leash at all times. • Volleyball courts, horseshoe pits, and basketball



4 Nichols Field - Located on Sprague & Marks Road. This field has a pavilion with eight electrical outlets, ten picnic tables, 2 grills and a playground.

7 Backyard Preserve – Located behind the Strongsville Recreation Complex. This park offers an outdoor amphitheater, a scenic walking trail, beautiful foliage and plenty of wildlife.


3 Rec. Park #3 • 21211 Drake Road – Wood & Sprague Fields are at this location. Each field has a pavilion with 8 or 9 picnic tables, 2 grills, 4 electrical outlets per pavilion, playgrounds & portable restrooms nearby.

6 Surrarer Park Youth Baseball Field – Located at the corner of Webster and Whitney Roads (East of I-71). James Field is at this location.






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2 Rec. Park #2 • Soccer & Baseball Fields – Located on Foltz Industrial Parkway near the city service center. Foltz 1 & Foltz 2 fields are at this location. Each field has a pavilion with five picnic tables, three grills, four outlets in each pavilion, running water, restrooms, playground and basketball courts.

5 Volunteer Park • Baseball Fields – Located on Lunn Road just west of Prospect Road. Watts, Stroemple, Farnsworth, Roth and Cappy Fields are at this location. Batting cages, vending machines, restrooms and picnic tables are located near the playground.





1 Rec Park #1 • Baseball Fields – Located behind the Strongsville Recreation Complex. Rademaker, Cross and Finley Fields are at this location with a concession stand and restrooms. There are several playgrounds located nearby along with the city tennis courts and basketball courts.



We also refinished our gym floor in 2016. Our basketball courts now appear as nice as those found in any college or professional arena. Take the opportunity to check out the Ehrnfelt Recreation Center. The upgrades are wonderful and make the cost of a membership one of the best buys in town. We also feature programming tailored to the needs of all age groups that will keep you active year-round.

The Ehrnfelt Recreation Center enjoyed an exciting 2016 and is looking forward to a continuation in 2017. We replaced every piece of fitness gear with new, state-of-theart Technogym, Cybex and many other great equipment brands. All our cardio equipment now has touch screen monitors so everyone can personalize their own monitor. You can also perform a virtual ride or run with the monitor. We have more treadmills than ever before, including new equipment such as tread climbers and a Jacob’s ladder. All strength training equipment has been replaced in the weight room, along with a fresh coat of paint and brand-new flooring throughout. Upgrades will continue in 2017 with renovations scheduled for all four of our locker rooms. They have started to show their age since our opening in 1998 so we have worked diligently with an architectural firm to design a whole new fresh look.

MEMBERSHIP » 4 membership levels to suit your needs

EVENTS » Fun for the whole family

WEDDINGS » Beautiful location & gourmet catering

GOLF OUTINGS » Customized to fit your group


2016’s Best Golf Course


Community Information >> Continued from page 55 Cleveland Museum of Natural History 1 Wade Oval Dr. University Circle Cleveland, OH 216-231-4600 Cleveland Opera 1422 Euclid Ave., Ste. 1052 Cleveland, OH 216-575-0903, ext. 221 The Cleveland Orchestra Severance Hall 11001 Euclid Ave. Cleveland, OH 216-231-1111 Cleveland Play house Cleveland, OH 216-795-7000

E.J. Thomas Performing Arts Hall 198 Hill St. Akron, OH 330-972-7595 Playhouse Square Center 1501 Euclid Ave. Cleveland, OH 216-771-4444 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame + Museum 1 Key Plaza Cleveland, OH 888-764-ROCK Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens 714 North Portage Path Akron, OH 330-836-5533

EDUCATIONAL Great Lakes Science Center 601 Erieside Ave. Cleveland, OH 216-694-2000 Hale Farm & Village 2686 Oak Hill Rd. Bath, OH 330-666-3711

NASA Glenn Visitors Center 21000 Brookpark Rd. Cleveland, OH 44135 216-433-2000 events ENTERTAINMENT & SHOPPING Akron Zoo 500 Edgewood Ave. Akron, OH 330-375-2550



What is Kiwanis? Kiwanis is a global organization of members dedicated to serving the children of the world. Kiwanis and its family of clubs — nearly 600,000 members strong — annually raise more than US$100 million and dedicate more than 18 million volunteer hours to strengthen communities and serve children. Members of every age attend regular meetings, experience fellowship, raise funds for various local and international causes and participate in service projects that help their communities.

The Read-A-Round-The-World event provides a free book for young readers every year at the Strongsville Library.

The recent Kiwanis International project to eradicate maternal and neonatal tetanus worldwide raised US$110 million. Strongsville Kiwanis continues the following project in the local schools. When a student has a sibling, parent or grandparent pass away, a memory bag is provided by Kiwanis to the child through school counselors. Included in the bag are age appropriate books about grief, a journal to record their thoughts and for the younger children, a small stuffed animal. Read-A-Round-The-World is an event Kiwanis holds the last Saturday of February at the Strongsville Library. Tables of books are displayed for pre-school through 4th graders. Each child takes home a free book of their choice. Snacks are provided and St. Joe & John Builders Club perform a puppet show and Strongsville High School Key Club members read stories to the children.

Strongsville Kiwanis Club PO Box 361760, Strongsville, 44136


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Cleveland Metroparks

to Celebrate 100 Years in 2017 Cleveland Metroparks

remarkable history began 100 years ago in 1917. Commonly referred to as Cleveland’s “Emerald Necklace,” the Park District has been a part of the fabric of the Greater Cleveland Area by providing a century of stewardship, green space and recreational opportunities. Today, Cleveland Metroparks spans more than 47 diverse communities and six counties with 23,000 acres, 18 park reservations, eight golf courses and a nationally acclaimed Zoo. An exciting item on store shelves now is Cleveland Metroparks Centennial book, The 100 Year Trail: A Centennial Celebration of Cleveland Metroparks. Filled with historical information, photos, a timeline and more, the book provides readers with a comprehensive overview of the first 100 years of Cleveland Metroparks. This keepsake was researched, written and designed by Metroparks employees. Copies of the book and other limited edition Centennial merchandise are now available at our Nature Shops and at ENTERTAINMENT continued


Cedar Point 1 Cedar Point Dr. Sandusky, OH 419-627-2350

Cleveland Browns FirstEnergy Stadium 100 Alfred Lerner Way Cleveland, OH 44114 440-891-5001

Cleveland Metroparks Zoo 3900 Wildlife Way Cleveland, OH 216-661-6500 Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad 1664 Main St. Peninsula, OH 800-468-4070 GENERAL INFORMATION Convention & Visitors Bureau of Greater Cleveland 50 Public Square Cleveland, OH 44113 216-621-4110




Quicken Loans Arena Cleveland – Cavaliers Professional Basketball 1 Center Court Cleveland, OH 44115 1-888-894-9424 Progressive Field Cleveland - Indians Professional Baseball 2401 Ontario St. Cleveland, OH 44115 216-420-4487


Arts in Strongsville Nestled in nature’s theater of falling red and yellow leaves, young Rembrandts and Van Goghs brush their own colors of choice onto canvases while patient grandparents enjoy a musical transport to the swingin’ big band days of their youth. A Day at the Chalet, held on the third Sunday every September at the Cleveland Metroparks Chalet outdoor recreation area offers interactive arts, music and dance for people of all ages. The free family arts festival is the signature event of Arts in Strongsville, a not-forprofit organization led by volunteer trustees. A Day at the Chalet draws thousands of attendees from Strongsville and surrounding communities – many of whom first begin their day with a hot pancake breakfast at the Strongsville City Club’s Breakfast on the Bridge. The festival includes a variety of hands-on crafts projects and stage acts that emphasize a diversity of musical and cultural genres. And, of course, the popcorn and cotton candy are free. In addition to A Day at the Chalet, which is presented through the generosity of local sponsors and grants from Cuyahoga Arts and Culture, Arts in Strongsville also holds other events and activities throughout the year, such as an Art & Chalk Walk competition for kids on the Commons and a weeklong summer arts camp in partnership with the Strongsville Parks, Recreation & Senior Services Department. The organization also awards annual scholarships to high school seniors who plan to pursue a higher education in an arts-related field. Along with financial donations, Arts in Strongsville’s activities are funded by its annual Evening of Wine, Music and Cabaret fundraiser, which sells out each January. The event features food samplings from some of the best restaurants in and around Strongsville with live music. For more information, visit —Ken McEntee

Community Information

Places of Worship BAPTIST


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

Christ Church 23080 Royalton Rd. 440-236-8282

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

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

LUTHERAN First Evangelical Lutheran Church of Strongsville (E.L.C.A.) 19419 Royalton Rd. 440-238-7890 Our Savior Evangelical Lutheran Church (Wisconsin Synod) 14343 Sprague Rd. 440-234-6595 St. John Evangelical Lutheran Church (Missouri Synod) 8888 Prospect Rd. 440-234-5806 The historic Strong House, home of Dr. Robert DeShields & Associates orthodontic office.


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Faith Community Church 15245 Tracy Lane 440-238-5661 Strongsville Bible Fellowship 13237 Prospect Rd. 440-572-9033

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

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

OTHER Isso Shri Swaminarayan Temple 13354 Pearl Rd. 440-238-2222 Mother of God Zyrovicy Belarusan Autocephalic Orthodox Church 11064 Webster Rd. 440-878-9736

Strong Roots:

Lee Sprague’s Long Legacy of Giving Lee Sprague was a descendent of David Sprague, the early Strongsville area settler for whom Sprague Road is named. He grew up at the family’s Webster Road farm/ hatchery, graduated in the class of 1939 and was a World War II battleship radar man. After the war, he was a self-employed home builder and drove a bus for the school system, moved to a career in real estate, then worked for the city including driving its community bus until retirement. Lee was proud of his town

and its heritage, and supported the community over the years in a variety of ways. He was a city councilman, member of the school and recreation boards, Little League organizer/coach, volunteer fireman, and charter/long-time member of the Chamber of Commerce, Kiwanis Club and Historical Society. He was additionally a Southwest General Hospital board member and 4H club advisor and county fair board representative. Lee received many awards and recognition over his lifetime for his activities. He was also known for being a committed supporter of Mustang football, and supplying many neighbors, friends, acquaintances and organizations in town over the decades with produce from his gardening. Lee passed away on January 16, 2016, at age 94.

Committed to Student Success The Strongsville Education Foundation promotes and supports outstanding achievement for all students served by Strongsville City Schools by raising and disbursing grants for innovative projects and student scholarships. The Foundation has recently committed to funding $7,400.00 for a Makerspace classroom at Kinser Elementary School. The Foundation is earmarking all monies raised from the 2016 annual appeal and our 2017 Jockey’s & Juleps fundraiser towards funding for the district’s middle and high school Makerspaces. Additionally, for the 2017/2018 school year, the Foundation is also committed to partnering with local businesses to sponsor annual field trips for Strongsville City School District students in grades K-8.

The Strongsville Education Foundation Presents the 3rd Annual...

Jockeys & Juleps Kentucky Derby Watch Party

–Followed by a Night at the Races Fundraiser–

Saturday, May 6th at 5:30 p.m.

Ehrnfelt Event Center 18100 Royalton Rd., Strongsville, Ohio 44136 Come EAT southern fare by Driftwood DRINK bourbon mint juleps and MERRILY bet on your favorites while wearing your DERBY ATTIRE

Complimentary Beverages & Cuisine Silent Auction Awards for Best Hats

Event cost $75 per ticket, VIP $100 per ticket proceeds benefit The Foundation

Sponsorships Available • For more details visit:



Community Information

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

Brew Garden

Chick Fil-A

16555 Southpark Ctr. 440-234-1002

16584 Royalton Rd. 440-238-2344


China Buffet

17771 Southpark Ctr. 440-572-5292

14415 Pearl Rd. 440-268-9999

Brew Kettle 8377 Pearl Rd. 440-239-8788

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

Arby’s 15112 Pearl Rd. 440-846-0700

Bruegger’s Bagel Bakery

16677 Southpark Ctr. 440-846-6262

500 Southpark Center 440-238-1673

12201 Pearl Rd. 440-238-0200

Burger King 12380 Pearl Rd. 440-238-2627

10 Southpark Center 440-783-5710

Cleat’s Club Seat Grille

4284 Beverly Hills Dr. Brunswick 330- 225-0927 www.biancasrestaurant

8465 Pearl Rd. 440-243-9464

Bilo’s Bar & Grill 14751 Pearl Rd. 440-238-7495

Boston Market 14375 Pearl Rd. 440-846-0003


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

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

Dairy Queen 12152 Pearl Rd. 440-238-3491

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

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

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

Empire Wok 10917 Prospect Rd. 440-238-1106

17917 Southpark Ctr. 440-732-0633

12214 Pearl Rd. 440-238-8500

Bianca’s Restaurante Italiano

16758 Royalton Rd. 440-846-0924

Core Life Eatery

D.C. Pasta Company

Buffalo Wild Wings

Shinto Japanese Steakhouse & Sushi Bar DiBella’s Subs

15147 Pearl Rd. 440-572-1088

Bucci’s J Bella Italian Restaurant

Bar Louie


Buca di Beppo

19648 West 130th 440-268-6633

18066 Royalton Rd. 440-572-9600

15029 Pearl Rd. 440-846-9625

15035 Pearl Rd. 440-572-4646

Asia Garden



Don’s Pomeroy House

European’s Best Restaurant & Bakery

13663 Pearl Rd. 440-572-1111

19608 West 130th St. 440-572-0600

Donut Scene

Firehouse Subs

15033 Pearl Rd. 440-238-0288

17250 Royalton Rd. 440-238-1133

Dunkin Donuts

Five Guys Burgers & Fries

12152 Pearl Rd. 440-238-3491

Dunkin Donuts 13128 Royalton Rd. 216-640-7752

15162 Pearl Rd. 440-268-9968

Giant Eagle Market District 15919 Pearl Rd. 440-238-6367

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

Gina’s Pizza

Hot Heads Burritos

14423 Pearl Rd. 440-238-4820

13405 Pearl Rd. 440-268-8588

Goldie’s Deli & Restaurant


13500 Pearl Rd. 440-572-8700

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

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

Holly’s Ice Cream & Yogurt

164 Southpark Mall 440-572-9090

Italian Village Restaurant 16605 Pearl Road 440-572-1414

Johnny J’s Pub & Grille 15323 Pearl Rd. 440-268-6848

KFC 12827 Pearl Rd. 440-572-9399

Square 22

Jennifer’s Restaurant 8464 Pearl Rd. 440-234-2044

Jimmy John’s 14993 Pearl Rd. 440-238-4008

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

17636 Pearl Rd. 440-268-8366

King Dragon Chinese Restaurant

Lemonberry Frozen Yogurt

20906 Drake Rd. 440-238-8278

12927 Pearl Rd. 440-238-0793

La Kabob Lebanese Grill

Longhorn Steakhouse

14228 Pearl Rd. 440-846-5100

17211 Southpark Ctr. 440-238-7917

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Fresh, homemade daily specials Party packages Live Music Friday & Saturday Happy Hour 7 days a week Strongsville


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Community Information Dining Guide Continued PHOTO: MICHAELANGELO’S PHOTOGRAPHY

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

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

Master Pizza 13311 Pearl Rd. 440-876-8777

Don’s Pomeroy House Panera Bread

McDonald’s 14615 Pearl Rd. 440-572-1832

McDonald’s 9192 Pearl Rd. 440-260-0804

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

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

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


17090 Royalton Rd. 440-846-0377

8913 Pearl Rd. 440-243-2771

Panini’s Bar & Grill

Old Carolina BBQ

14952 Pearl Rd. 440-878-2200

14795 Pearl Road 440-268-8461

Papa John’s

Olympia Sweet Treats & Grille 11606 Pearl Rd. 440-572-7747

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

Red Lobster 17227 Southpark Ctr. 440-572-0717

16494 Pearl Rd. 440-572-4000

Robeks Fruit Juices & Smoothies

Penn Station

18025 Royalton Road 440-572-1640

14612 Pearl Rd. 440-238-6240

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

Rosewood Grill Pita Pit 13309 Pearl Rd. 440-268-8677

Pizza Fire 15163 Pearl Rd. 440-268-6870

16740 Royalton Rd. 440-783-5500

Sakura Sushi 15040 Pearl Rd. 440-268-9668

Samurai Sushi Bar & Hibachi Steakhouse

Pizza Hut

16670 Royalton Rd. 440-238-6948

14089 Pearl Rd. 440-268-7989

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

Enjoy Life A Little More Shinto Japanese Steakhouse & Sushi Bar 17070 Pearl Rd. 440-878-3868

Restaurant, Pub, and Patio.


(440) 572-1111

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Don’s Pomeroy House

Taco Bell 14529 pearl Rd. 440-846-8226

The Rail Slim & Chubby’s 12492 Prospect Rd. 440-572-7546

Sorella’s Pizza

17855 Southpark Center Dr. 440-783-1275

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

14769 Pearl Rd. 440-878-1400

Starbuck’s 18400 Royalton Rd. 440-572-1105

Tom & Chee’s 13359 Pearl Rd. 440-783-1699

Square 22 13485 Pearl Rd. 440-268-8322

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

Subway 14904 Pearl Rd. 440-572-3585

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

Triv’s 17100 Royalton Rd. 440-238-8830

Wendy’s 14944 Pearl Rd. 440-238-6690

Zoup 18086 Royalton Rd. 440-876-0400


Every effort has been made to provide a complete and accurate restaurant list. Please call 440-346-4482 in reference to corrections or additions for future publications.


Advertiser Index ATTORNEYS-AT-LAW


Butcher Elder Law............... p 15, 33

Strongsville Chamber of Commerce............................. p 17

John J. Urban, Attorney at Law................................... p 16, 34 Walter Haverfield LLP............... p 14 CREDIT UNION Community United Credit Union............................... p 16 BANQUET FACILITY Triv’s Restaurant & Lounge........ p 5

CHARITABLE ORGANIZATIONS Achievement Centers for Children................................ p 59 Relay for Life............................. p 69 CHIROPRACTORS COUNTRY CLUB/ GOLF/SWIM CLUB

Performance Chiropractic............................... p 30

Columbia Hills Golf & Swim Club.............................. p 57


Timber Ridge Neck & Back Pain Clinic................... p 35, 39

Sgt. Clean’s Car Wash......... p 14, 35


Aerni Dental............................... p 25

The Cleaning Authority....... p 32, 49 broadviewheights


CLUBS & ORGANIZATIONS Arts In Strongsville ........... p 60 Rotary Club of Strongsville.................... p 55 Strongsville Education Foundation......................... p 61

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Lifeworks.............................. p 34, 57 Strongsville Kiwanis Club.............................. p 58 COLLEGES & UNIVERSITIES Cuyahoga Community College....... ..................... Inside Back Cover, 21, 33 LCCC/Midpoint Campus...... p 22, 34

FUNERAL HOME Jardine Funeral Home............... p 69 GARDEN CENTER/GREENHOUSE Petitti Garden Center............... p 36 HEATING & COOLING/PLUMBING Kasidonis Heating and Cooling Inc......................... p 28



Todays Headlines Salon........ p 4, 35

Dane Donaldson State Farm Insurance.......... p 29, 45

HOME BUILDERS/CUSTOM Parkview Homes.................... p 9, 47 HOME REMODELING & CONSTRUCTION R.A. Kalfas Construction.......... p 47 HOSPICE SERVICES Hospice Services of Southwest General................... p 38 HOSPITALS & MEDICAL FACILITIES Southwest General Health Center..........Inside Front Cover, 35, 38

HealthMarkets Insurance Agency...................... p 68



Erie Landscaping....................... p 71

Hands-On Physical Therapy at Altenheim.............................. p 38



Cuyahoga County Public Library Strongsville Branch................... p 21

Kasidonis Heating and Cooling Inc........................ p 28



New Creation Interiors....... p 30, 46

Dr. Robert DeShields & Associates......................... p 28, 37

Alphagraphics............................ p 15



Gregory Filo Jewelry Design ..................... p 6, 33

Beverly David Photography..... p 53

Jim Dickerson Ins. Agency Inc. State Farm............................ p 12, 34 INSURANCE - MEDICAL Medical Mutual................... p 37, 72 INTERIOR DESIGN SERVICES

REAL ESTATE/REALTORS Howard Hanna.........p 44, Back Cover Stouffer Realty.......................... p 49

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

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

Saturday, June 3rd 1:00pm - Sunday, June 4th Pat Catan Stadium Open to the Public - Free Admission

Strongsville Relay For Life



Advertiser Index

RESTAURANTS Bucci’s J Bella............................. p 65 Don’s Pomeroy House......... p 32, 66 Shinto Japanese Steakhouse.......................... p 31, 67 Slim & Chubby’s......................... p 65


Square 22................................... p 65 Triv’s Restaurant & Lounge........ p 5 RESTAURANTS - PIZZA Antonio’s Pizza...................... p 1, 36 SCHOOLS/CAREER & TECHNICAL Polaris Career Center................ p 23

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D The Barns of Strongsville (From pages 50-51) A – Albion and Priem B – Albion and Pearl (house & barn) C – Albion Road, Maatz property barn D – Boston Road, Freeman barn E – Camp Cheerful, at entrance on Rt. 82 (both barns are at this location) F – Camp Cheerful, modern horse barn G – Handle Road, Handle Hill Farm H – Handle Road, Coventry Farm I – Mill Hollow Lane J – Pearl Road, next to St. Joes K – Drake Road and Waterford Crossing

Sts. Joseph & John School........ p 19 St. Mary’s Catholic School........ p 20 SCREENPRINTING/EMBROIDERY Bullseye Activewear.................. p 26 SENIOR LIVING/APARTMENTS

Crystal Waters............................ p 40 Pearlview Rehab & Wellness Center................... p 36, 41 Southwest Commons................ p 41 Willowood Care Center............ p 68

Southpark Square Senior Apartments................................ p 42


Westwood Place........................ p 43


SENIOR SERVICES Altenheim Senior Living... p 2-3, 32 Comforcare Senior Services..... p 43

Walmart...................................... p 70

SouthPark Mall.......................... p 59 SKIN & SPA SERVICES Skin Deep Medi Spa.................. p 27



STORAGE FACILITY Strongsville Mini-Storage........................ p 11, 31

WINDOW TREATMENTS BLINDS, SHADES & SHUTTERS Budget Blinds...................... p 29, 48


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Strongsville 2017  
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