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The 2020-21 Edition

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21 HOMES & REAL ESTATE 24 PARKS & RECREATION 25 SERVICE ORGANIZATIONS 26 COMMUNITY INFORMATION 28 WADSWORTH STREET MAP 31 WADSWORTH CHURCHES 32 DINING GUIDE 33 ADVERTISER INDEX THIS PAGE (top): Wadsworth's Verdin Clock located at the northwest corner of College and High Streets and was completely funded by a trio of private donors. ON THE COVER: Wadsworth's Business and Community Leaders took a few moments out of their busy schedules to pose with the Wadsworth Grizzly Bear at Wadsworth High School. See special section starting on page 11.


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Editor LAURA LAKNER Art Director/Project Manager GAIL HARTMAN Business Manager MARY DODGE Graphic Designer JUDY BEVERIDGE Production Coordinator STEPHANI KAME Regional Sales Managers SCOTT HUGHES, BRENDA LOUIS Contributing Writer KEN McENTEE Map CITY OF WADSWORTH Photography Cover & Business Leaders profile photos courtesy of Glen Rutherford Photography. General Photos courtesy of the City of Wadsworth, Tom Stugmyer and Main Street Wadsworth. Image Builders Marketing, Inc. would like to extend a special thank you to all the business organizations and individuals who take an active and enthusiastic role in the Wadsworth Magazine & Community Guide, especially our advertisers who provide the financial support to make this a successful community project. We hope that you enjoy the informative features contained in this publication and will keep it as a reference guide for community and advertiser information. No part of this publication may be reproduced by any means without the written permission of the publisher. Advertisements and listings in this publication are provided as a public service. Image Builders Marketing, Inc. is not responsible for errors or omissions, and inclusion does not constitute an endorsement or recommendation.


Welcome to

The 2020 Wadsworth Community Guide is here!

This valuable source of information is updated yearly for our residents and visitors. Wadsworth is proud to offer convenient access to superb schools, a variety of professional services, excellent health care, numerous grocery stores and popular shopping opportunities, as well as many locations in which to relax, stay healthy, and have fun. The information throughout this guide was created before March of this year, when the COVID-19 Pandemic first began to affect our community. The City takes this situation seriously with its primary PHOTO: RYAN CASWELL objectives being to keep our residents and employees safe and healthy, along with continuing to provide services to the community. As you receive this publication around the summer months or revisit it later, please keep in mind that the information provided herein may have changed due to circumstances that none of us may have experienced before in our lives due to COVID-19. Wadsworth is one of the fastest growing cities in northeast Ohio. For a community of our size, Wadsworth offers an unusually wide array of services to the residents and businesses. Wadsworth’s municipally owned electric, cable, internet, water, sewer, trash and phone services set us apart from many other cities, making us truly unique. And our internet services feature new, faster speeds for residents and businesses. Our location provides easy access to several major interstates, in addition to the Wadsworth Municipal Airport. Several shopping opportunities and restaurants are available downtown, and on the north and east ends of town, with more development planned in the near future. Additionally, Wadsworth boasts a diverse and robust commercial and industrial business community. Mayor Robin Laubaugh Exciting progress has been made on the Downtown Infrastructure and Streetscape Project with conceptual designs in place. The plans will continue to evolve as we begin the detailed design phase that will lead to the construction phase. The new design will make our downtown safer and add green space, wider sidewalks and updated landscaping. I invite you to come see for yourself what makes Wadsworth “A Community Unmatched.” Additional information can be found on the City’s website at www.wadsworthcity.com, where you will also find links to Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and the opportunity on the home page to sign up for emergency alerts from the Wadsworth Emergency Notification System (WENS). www.wadsworthcity.com


City Overview

A Community with

Services Unmatched By Ken McEntee

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Wadsworth’s tagline, “A Community Unmatched,” plays on the town’s rich history of helping to light the world through its production of wooden matches. But Mayor Robin Laubaugh says a similar tagline can deservedly be applied to the city’s services. “We provide ‘service unmatched,’” the mayor says. “We offer significantly more services than the typical municipality - especially for a municipality of our size. Our publicly owned electric division, for example, is one of only 90 in the state of Ohio and our full service communications division is one of only 2 in the state.” Along with electrical power, the local government provides water, sewer, trash collection, internet, phone and cable television to residents and businesses, all on a single bill, says Robert Patrick, director of public service. “It’s convenient and the cost is lower than in other cities, which everybody can appreciate,” Patrick says. “Our municipally-operated CityLink cable and Internet service is very reliable and offers high-speed Internet access up to 1 Gig. That’s very appealing to people and important for business.” Now one of Northeast Ohio’s fastest growing communities with more than 23,000 residents and 1,100 businesses, Wadsworth had its beginning in 1814, when two families in Conestoga wagons made a six-week trek from New England to plant roots on land they purchased

from General Elijah Wadsworth, an investor in the Connecticut Land Company. Their two log cabins - the first in the community – were soon joined by others built by new arrivals, including the Pennsylvania Dutch. By the 1860s, the Atlantic & Great Western Railroad gave farmers and other local entrepreneurs expanded access to The City of Wadsworth's Solar Power Plant on 31 acres on Seville Road will provide long-term, outside markets, opening opportunities for renewable energy for the community. manufacturing plants. Wood and coal were 35 minutes from the Cleveland airport. shipped around the country. Laubaugh reports that local businesses have been After becoming a village in 1870, Wadsworth moved doing well and growing before the pandemic situation into what may have been its most industrious period and that will help them weather this storm. Ongoing at the turn of the 20th century. Prominent new factories business expansion over the past year, Laubaugh says, is included the Wadsworth Brick Company, the Wadsworth the strongest in memory. Among the larger projects going Salt Company, the Ohio Injector Company and the on is packaging company Rohrer Industries’ $13.6 million company that inspired the town’s new tagline - the Ohio expansion that will increase its manufacturing footprint Match Company. The match factory at one time was the by 20 percent, to 200,000 square feet. The expansion is largest in the world, producing more than 300 million expected to be completed in August 2020 and will create wooden and paper safety matches each day. The massive 60 new jobs over the next three years, the mayor says. plant closed in 1987, but is still celebrated each June >> Continued on page 6 during the Blue Tip Parade and Festival. “Wadsworth residents love the town’s history and charm, but we’re also known as very forward thinking,” Laubaugh says. “One of the things that makes us unique is our willingness to think outside the box. “The availability of municipally owned utilities, she says is one example. And there is more to come. “During this past year we had to expand our data center for our own storage needs,” Laubaugh said. “So we thought it would be a great idea to also offer data storage for the businesses and organizations in the city. That’s a new service that we’re just starting to provide.” Two other recently completed projects are unique ways to improve service. The solar power plant located on Seville Road has 21,000 panels to increase the amount of electricity we use from renewable sources and reduce high transmission and capacity costs to our customers. The Wadsworth Generating Station at Friedt Park will again reduce high transmission and capacity fees to our customers and be able to run during an emergency outage situation, giving a redundant power source to a portion of our customer base. Doing everything we can to keep low utility rates, Laubaugh says, also benefits Wadsworth’s businesses. The low rates are among the advantages that attracts business to Wadsworth. Another 111 College Street 2779 Medina Rd is the city’s location. Wadsworth OH 44281 Medina, OH 44256 “Being right on I-76 and very close to I-71, we have 330.335.2325 330.722.0472 close highway access to anywhere,” Patrick says. “We’re only 20 minutes from the Akron-Canton airport and only www.wadsworthcity.com


City Overview Radici Plastics USA is in the midst of a $4.1 million expansion that includes new equipment. “Another manufacturer has outgrown its present location and will be investing close to $2 million in a 37,000 square foot facility,” Laubaugh said. “A couple other similar situations may be announced soon, so our manufacturing sector has been doing very well. In addition, there is also a strong interest in commercial areas.” Wadsworth is recognized as one of the safest cities in northeast Ohio, with consistently low crime rates and quick response times. The men and women of the Wadsworth Police Department are committed to being responsive to our community’s needs and steadfast in their mission of delivering the highest quality law enforcement and suburban policing services. “The city recognizes that the quality of police services is directly related to the quality of our officers,” says Director of


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EXCITING EVENTS: Wadsworth is unique and well known for its many large community events throughout the year in which people come together.

Public Safety Matt Hiscock. The city takes great pride in its new officer recruitment process and being a regional leader in providing quality initial field training, as well as, continuing best practices based police officer training. The city also operates a technologically advanced, full service emergency communications center, staffed by emergency dispatchers and equipped with the latest in emergency communications, radio, and computer aided dispatching and records management systems. “The police department understands that a strong foundational relationship with community members

City of Wadsworth - Statement of Activities for the Year Ended December 31, 2018* Distribution of Municipal Expenditures

Distribution of Municipal Revenues (in Millions of Dollars)

(in Millions of Dollars)

Total Revenues = $76,267,978

Revenue Categories: Total Expenditures = $69,352,990

Expenditure Categories:

General government includes the general functions such as the mayor’s office, city council offices, law, finance, and engineering departments, municipal court etc. Security of person and property includes police, fire, emergency medical services, and dispatch. Transportation includes the street department, snow and ice removal, traffic signals, and street improvements. Leisure time services include the center for older adults, recreational activities outdoor pool, parks and WCTV departments. Community & economic development includes the building and planning departments, code enforcement, block grants, etc. Other includes the cemetery, dog catcher, and interest on debt service for governmental activities. Telecommunications include cable television, internet service provider, and VOIP. Sanitary Sewer includes the operational and capital costs related to the collection and disposal of sanitary sewer.


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Charges for Services and Sales are revenues generated directly from those who benefit. Operating Grants and Contributions are specific to a function or program. Capital Grants and Contributions are specific to a function or program. General Revenues include property taxes, income taxes, and all other revenues not specific to a function or program.

Water includes the operational and capital costs related to the treatment and distribution of water. Electric includes the operational and capital costs related to the transmission and distribution of electric. Sanitation includes the operational can capital costs related to the collection and disposal of refuse. Storm Water include the operational and capital costs related to the collections and disposal of storm water. *This is the most recent audited financial information available at the time.

enhances safety,” adds Director Hiscock. The department keeps citizens involved and informed through its active social media presence and regular participation in community events and programs like Safety Town, Safety Forces Camp, National Night Out, Students in Government, Reality Day, Career Days, Cops and Kids, Touch-A-Truck events, neighborhood watch formation, Facebook and Twitter updates, the Blue Tip Festival, the Candlelight Walk and Scare-on-the Square. “The City’s Fire and EMS departments continue their long history of providing progressive citizen-oriented Fire Protection and Emergency Medical Services safety programs through their continuing innovative, proactive and cost-efficient approach to emergency response, public fire education and prevention programming and fire code application,” states Director Hiscock. The department provides fire protection and EMS services to all city residents and the surrounding township population. The department’s coverage area is comprised of approximately twenty-five square miles which includes the City of Wadsworth and Wadsworth Township. The department maintains two fire stations equipped with a full complement of fire apparatus and four Advanced Life Support level ambulances. With a combination of both full-time and part-time staff the City is able to provide unique efficiencies in handling calls for service demands of the community. The City prides itself on its continuing solid ISO fire protection classification and its access to a municipal provided water system. The Fire and EMS departments acknowledge the importance of citizens in all that they do and take an innovative approach to making sure citizens are notified of emergencies. Director Hiscock, added, “through the use of the WENS mass notification system, a computerized calling system that alerts residents to emergency situations and concerns, as well as an integrated network of emergency/weather siren systems throughout the community, citizens are never far away from community specific emergency information.” Another advantage to living in Wadsworth, the mayor says, is the city’s parks and recreational areas. Meanwhile, much of the community’s recreational activity happens Downtown. On the first Friday evening of each month, Main Street Wadsworth organizes a community event with themes that range from the Roaring ‘20s to country music to a Sherlock Holmes mystery. Main Street Wadsworth also hosts an annual Craft & Herb Festival in May. The Blue Tip Festival is the city’s signature annual event. “It celebrates our heritage and keeps it going from year to year,” Patrick says. “It starts with a Tuesday night parade that is the second largest in Ohio,

followed by the lighting of a 20-foot blue tip match that lights downtown during the festival’s duration. A 5K, 10K and a half marathon have been incorporated into the festival during the last couple years. We are hopeful these events will be able to continue in 2020 with the pandemic situation.” The Downtown events are important to the community, Laubaugh says. “People want to get together,” she adds. “They want to have someplace where they can bring their families, where they can gather with and socialize with their friends for an inexpensive evening in a wholesome environment.” That’s why the city is now working on an infrastructure project to revitalize the Downtown area. “People love the charm of our community, but they would like to have an updated gathering space where we can hold our events and festivals,” she said. “The last time our streetscape was done was close to 40 years ago, so we want to improve that along with the replacement of the infrastructure in that area. With the community’s input, we selected a design that provides additional green space and additional safety.” With a strong business environment and myriad amenities for residents, it’s no wonder Wadsworth continued to be one of the fastestgrowing cities in Northeast Ohio.“The people of Wadsworth have a lot of community pride,” the Mayor says. “We really, truly believe that we have something unique here.” UNMATCHED: Blue Tip Festival in Downtown Wadsworth.




Chamber of Commerce

It’s a Gºreat Day in Wadsworth!

2020 WADSWORTH AREA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE BOARD OF DIRECTORS & STAFF First row: Zig Novak, Advanced Insurance Designs, Inc.; Johanna Perrino, Wadsworth Community Television (WCTV); Annette Walters, The Village of St. Edward at Wadsworth; Joe McNeill, President, Westfield Bank; Chamber Staff - Janie Parish, Executive Director; Stephanie Zingaro, Member Benefits Coordinator; Cathy Tomsho, Bookkeeper. Second row: Mike Reese, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Northwood Realty Services; Heather Taylor, GlitterGirl Media; Kathy Breitenbucher, Vice President, Medina County Economic Development Corporation. Third Row: Ashley Manfull, Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease, LLP; Tom Koosed, Thurber’s Jewelers. Up the stairs: Marjorie Cook, Eyedeal Graphics; Tom Stugmyer, Secretary, Wadsworth Community Radio; Doug Beeman, Wadsworth City Schools; Kristy Beal, State Farm Insurance, Kristy Beal; Michael Reynolds, Past President, Pine Valley Golf Club. Missing: Matt Addis, Treasurer, RW Corwin & Co.; Mark Dolan, Soprema, Inc.; Dustin Fowkes, DS Benefits Group.

Janie Parish, Executive Director (left) and Stephanie Zingaro, Member Benefits Coordinator

Incorporated in 1954, the Wadsworth Area Chamber of Commerce has been supporting the community’s businesses to thrive by providing opportunities for leadership, networking, innovative business programs, education and community involvement. With over 400 members, the Wadsworth Chamber is a strong partner for individuals, businesses and organizations to meet the changing needs of our business economy. We consistently strive to develop benefits that help our members save on their bottom line, offering value-added programs, beneficial educational programs, and provide the avenues to network, grow, and succeed. Your investment in this Chamber gives you choices for many benefits you may need - business showcases, monthly membership meetings, Business-After-Hours, 8

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web page presence, bulk mailing discounts, member-tomember discounts, a weekly newsletter, affordable and targeted advertising and, especially, networking. The Wadsworth Chamber is governed by a 17-member Board of Directors and employs a full-time Executive Director, a Member Benefits Coordinator and a bookkeeper. Striving to meet the changing needs of our segmented members, the Chamber oversees two community outreach groups – the Wadsworth Young Professionals and the new Women in Leadership. Both segmented groups have unique needs for success and the Chamber provides the support to flourish. The Wadsworth Chamber and its committees focus on issues such as education, public affairs and economic development. By participating, you will be able to make

2020 Wadsworth Area Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors EXECUTIVE BOARD President Joseph McNeill, Westfield Bank Vice President Kathy Breitenbucher, Medina County Economic Development Corp. Treasurer Matt Addis, R.W. Corwin & Co./ Wadsworth Young Professionals Secretary Tom Stugmyer, Wadsworth Community Radio

Past President Michael Reynolds, The Post Newspapers DIRECTORS Doug Beeman, Wadsworth City Schools Kristy Beal, State Farm Insurance, Kristy Beal Marjorie Cook, Eyedeal Graphics Mark Dolan, Soprema, Inc. Dustin Fowkes, DS Benefits Group Tom Koosed, Thurber’s Jewelers

Ashley Manfull, Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease, LLP Zig Novak, Advanced Insurance Designs, Inc. Johanna Perrino, WCTV: Wadsworth Community TV Michael Reese, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Northwood Realty Services Heather Taylor, GlitterGirl Media Annette Walters, Village of St. Edward at Wadsworth

STAFF Janie Parish, Executive Director Stephanie Zingaro, Member Benefits Coordinator Cathy Tomsho, Bookkeeper

Calendar of Events July 22, 2020 ANNUAL CHAMBER GOLF OUTING Rawiga Golf Club

September 30, 2020 THE ROSIE AWARDS The Galaxy Restaurant

October 17, 2020

NAME THAT TUNE! The Kolony’s Event Center

October 28, 2020 HOLIDAY FLAVORS OF THE CHAMBER The Galaxy Restaurant TAKING CARE OF BUSINESS: (left) The recipient of the 2019 Rosie Award in the category of Outstanding Business of the Year goes to Structure Personnel; The Easter Basket Scholarship Auction and the 50/50 raffle earnings at the Chamber luncheons create scholarships for these exemplary graduating Wadsworth High School seniors (right) pursuing higher education in a business-related field.

a positive impact in the area, while gaining knowledge and contacts that will help your business: generate customers, save money, enhance credibility, create alliances and increase visibility.   Working together with the other Medina County Chambers, we now have a great selection of countywide programs that are essential to networking on a broader base: Member-to-Member Discount Program, Legislative Programs, Health Care Discount Premiums Plans, Worker Compensation Programs and Safety

Council for discount BWC premiums. The Wadsworth Chamber believes in the importance of community partnerships by volunteering with other organizations, and hosting “Come Home for the Holidays,” a shop local program, and “The Easter Basket Scholarship Auction,” to create scholarships for Wadsworth High School graduating seniors. The Chamber exists to help grow new businesses, expand existing businesses and partner with the community to make Wadsworth a great place to live, work and play.

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January 27, 2021 NONPROFIT FAIR The Galaxy Restaurant

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STATE OF THE SCHOOLS ADDRESS The Galaxy Restaurant www.wadsworthcity.com



Wadsworth Public Library Reaches Out to Local Students

lifelong curiosity learning and reading 132 Broad Street 330.334.5761 www.wadsworthlibrary.com


The Wadsworth Public Library is dedicated to increasing ease of access to books for students. With an already strong elementary presence, they turned their focus to the middle and high schools in 2019. In April, Mr. Snyder’s 7th-grade English classes participated in a pilot program featuring a membership drive and special evening tour of the library with instruction on how to check out books and find new books to read next. Additionally, pop-up libraries were introduced at the middle and high schools in November. Once a month, students can visit a pop-up library during lunch to browse, check out, and return books right in the cafeteria. Students and teachers in all grades can also have books delivered to the classroom at any time. Wadsworth Library is kicking off a series of projects in partnership with the City of Wadsworth, the Wadsworth City School District, and the Wadsworth Area Chamber of Commerce to build community resourcefulness, resilience, and hope in this time of great need. Wadsworth Knows How is designed to connect those in need with community members looking to help, as we work together to respond to the COVID-19 crisis and its aftermath. Visit www.wadsworthlibrary.com/resource-hub/ wadsworth-knows-how to learn about our Resource Hub, Mentor Next-Door program, and more.

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Business & Community Leaders

Profiling some of Wadsworth’s most recognizable faces FRONT ROW (seated, left to right): Tom Koosed, Owner, Thurber’s Jewelers; Mayor Robin Laubaugh, City of Wadsworth; Nicole Dewitt, Licensed Insurance Agent, David Berkley Insurance Group. SECOND ROW: Dr. Amy Fernandez, Optometrist, Ohio Eye Care Consultants; Emily Duncan, Realtor, Keller Williams; Robin Hart, Lead Pastor, Northside Christian Church; Stephanie Zingaro, Member Benefits Coordinator and Janie Parish, Executive Director, Wadsworth Area Chamber of Commerce;

Vondea Sheaffer, MPA, CFRE-Vice President of Development, The Village of St. Edward; Bunny Dennison, Realtor, Howard Hanna. THIRD ROW: Dr. Derek Klaus, M.D.-Summa Health Orthopedic Care; Dr. Mark Brigham, Mark S. Brigham DO, Inc. Location: Wadsworth High School. Photographer: Glen Rutherford, Glen Rutherford Photography.




About Us

Thurber’s Jewelers has been one of the most trusted names in jewelry serving Wadsworth and the surrounding areas since 1988. In fact, some of our current customers represent multiple generations of the families we serviced since our store opened.

Our Story is Our Customers

We’re passionate about the meaning each piece of jewelry holds for the person who wears it. When we opened our store over 30 years ago, we used that passion as a driving force behind the level of quality and craftsmanship we provide to each one of our customers. From engagement rings to our fashion jewelry, every piece in our showroom is handpicked for its timeless beauty and artful design. We even offer many different financing options so there’s nothing keeping you from completing your collection with that perfect piece.

115 High St. Wadsworth

Our Vision and Mission

Our vision is to create an exceptional experience for every customer from the moment they walk through the door until they complete their visit! We will accomplish our vision by treating each person special as we help them fulfill their dream of purchasing that unique piece of jewelry that they deserve while keeping within their budget.

Our Pledge

You are a significant person at Thurber’s. We respect you and really care about you! To help you make the right decision on purchasing your unique piece of jewelry, we will become your “jewelry advisor” by educating you on the various options available to you from stock items to custom designed creations!

Our Services

Custom CAD designed jewelry, exclusive dealer in Northern Ohio for Bright Crystal diamonds, multibrand jewelry lines from bridal to fashion, in-house jewelry repair and full service watch repair.


(330) 335-6055

Since 1964, the Village of St. Edward has been the respected and preferred provider of short-term rehabilitation and long-term care of seniors in Summit and Medina County, supporting and enriching lives with compassionate, Christ-centered care. With communities in Fairlawn, Wadsworth and Green, The Village is home to more than 500 seniors every day, providing a continuum of care that includes Independent Living, Assisted Living, specialized Memory Care, and Skilled and Long-term Nursing Care. The Village of St. Edward Foundation is a non-profit Sec.501(c)(3) organization which exists for the sole purpose of supporting the residents, programs and needs of The Village of St. Edward communities in Fairlawn, Wadsworth and Green. Annual financial support from generous individuals, corporations and foundations: • ensures no resident will ever be asked or encouraged to leave if they outlive their resources • provides personalized and corporate spiritual care of residents and their families, including those of Catholic, Protestant, non-denominational, and other faiths • enriches lives with special programs, events and activities for The Village’s patients and residents

“Coming to The Village didn’t feel like I was moving away from home. It felt like coming home. When I first visited The Village,” she said, “I was pleasantly surprised by how warm and welcoming it felt. It wasn’t institutional. It felt homey,” states Pat. “One of my sons suggested I ‘Just look at it,’ “smiled Pat when remembering her first visit to the community. “I’m very glad I did.” Although she didn’t know anyone before arriving, within her first week, Pat met several others who shared similar stories. She soon participated in the occasional Euchre game, enjoyed attending some of the special music events, and appreciated attending Mass in the campus chapel. She’s since become friends with many other residents and on any given day, enjoys “as much or as little company as I choose!” Pat’s story is common. Residents regularly express their appreciation for someone else taking care of changing the sheets each week. They rave about the food and they smile when introducing new, treasured friends. They appreciate the kind words of thoughtful staff, and the convenience of a driver for those quick trips to the grocery store and pharmacy and the overall tone of a faith-based community. And in the back of her mind, said Pat, “I know that if at some point I need rehabilitation for an injury, The Village will care for me. I have peace of mind,” she said, “and so do my children.”

Vondea Sheaffer, MPA, CFRE-VP Development

The Village of St. Edward • 880 Main St., Wadsworth 234-217-8735 • www.vsecommunities.org www.wadsworthcity.com



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unny Dennison has been helping buyers and sellers maneuver through the process of buying and selling homes for over 30 years. Her experience, professionalism, expertise, honesty and enthusiasm has made a difference in people’s lives and will significantly influence the outcome of your real estate transaction. She has been the Wadsworth Howard Hanna Office’s Top Individual Producer for the past several years, is rated in the Top 3 % of Realtors Nationwide, and consistently earns the Excellence in Quality Service Award at Howard Hanna. As a long-time resident of Wadsworth, Bunny will help you navigate the intricacies of buying and selling a home, from determining your best home style to dealing with unexpected situations. She understands the financial and practical ramifications and will assist you with the delicate and everchanging process. Bunny is a tough negotiator, expert home stylist, and strategic marketer. In short: she is a full time professional real estate agent on your side. Bunny Dennison, Realtor®

t David Berkley Insurance Group, it goes beyond just assisting individuals, families, and small businesses in obtaining affordable healthcare coverage. They make it a priority to be as transparent as possible to ensure you know exactly what is available to you, as well as fully understanding the coverage you are enrolling into. Trusting their advisors with your insurance needs does not end at the point-of-sale. They strive to build relationships with their clients by being their personal point-of-contact throughout the year. As a true independent agency, they work with all the toprated insurance companies available in our region, as well as carriers that provide nationwide coverage. David Berkley Insurance Group’s trusted advisors customize your plan according to your specific needs. The team states, “We want to find you the right coverage that satisfies your needs and budget. Your trust is our top priority. Every consultation is not only 100% confidential, but 100% free.”

To reach Bunny, call 330-335-2560 or visit bunnydennison.howardhanna.com

David Berkley Insurance Group • 3705 Medina Rd., Ste. B, Medina 330-241-4208 • www.dbinsurancegroup.com

Nicole DeWitt



r. Mark Brigham’s office has been located in Wadsworth for over 20 years and they offer small town, personal ENT care from pediatrics through

geriatrics. Dr. Brigham’s ear, nose and throat practice encompasses allergy treatments for food and airborne allergies. Audiology services range from hearing tests, hearing aids, dizziness, and bone-anchored hearing aids. Their licensed audiologists will work closely with you, helping you select the best hearing aids for your needs, budget, and lifestyle. The practice also provides care for snoring and sleep apnea, sinus surgery, tonsil surgery, and ear tubes, as well as facial reconstructive surgery - including skin cancers. He also offers surgical treatment of head and neck cancers, thyroid, parathyroid and salivary gland disorders. Dr. Brigham’s practice can accommodate a wide variety of needs. Visit their state-ofthe-art office for comprehensive and compassionate care. Dr. Mark Brigham Mark S. Brigham D.O., Inc. is located at 195 Wadsworth Rd., Suite 401 330-336-8717 • www.markbrighamdo.com


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“I began my journey as the pastor of Northside Christian Church 35 years ago,” states Pastor Robin Hart. “Throughout this journey, my Northside family and I have experienced a lot of life with many individuals. We have seen such great joy in weddings and births; we have seen children become adults and start their own families. But we have also counseled those who are struggling with their marriage or with finances; we have grieved with those who have lost loved ones.” Each and every one of us is on a life journey, and every journey starts somewhere. If your journey is currently full of joy or full of frustration, whether you are already firmly committed to following Christ or searching to find out who He is – no matter where you are, Northside is a family that would love to join you on your journey. Senior Minister Robin Hart

Northside Christian Church 7615 Ridge Rd., Wadsworth Medina High School (entrance D4) 855 Weymouth Rd, Medina 330-336-4622 • www.northsideweb.org



erek Klaus, M.D. is a board-certified Orthopedic Surgeon at Summa Health who specializes in hand and upper extremity conditions.

Raised in Wadsworth, Dr. Klaus graduated from the Summa Health Orthopedic Surgery Residency program. He then pursued additional sub-specialty training in Hand and Upper Extremity surgery in Pittsburgh before re-joining the growing Summa Health Orthopedic Institute team. He has clinical expertise in common hand conditions such as carpal tunnel, trigger finger, and hand arthritis. He also manages arthritic conditions of the elbow and shoulder and has a particular interest in shoulder replacements. In his free time, Dr. Klaus enjoys collegiate athletics and spending time with his wife and three children.



ooking to make the right move?! Buying and selling a house can be stressful. But it doesn’t have to be! As a top agent and a part of the #1 name in real estate,

Emily takes great pride in working quickly and confidently through every home transaction. “Taking care of clients is my top priority,” states Emily. Emily has lived in the Akron/Cleveland area for over 20 years and has extensive knowledge of the city, it’s surrounding areas and all the amenities and services each neighborhood has to offer. Emily explains. “It is my mission to service clients with the utmost integrity, energy, hard work and creativity in all aspects of real estate.

Derek Klaus, M.D.

Summa Health at Wadsworth Community Center 621 School Dr. l Wadsworth, OH 44281 l 330-835-5533 summahealth.org/ortho

It is my pleasure to service you!”

Emily Duncan, Realtor®

For help when buying or selling your home, contact Emily at 330-800-6265 • emilyduncan@kw.com



he Doctors at Ohio Eye Care Consultants, Thomas Chi, M.D., Amy Fernandez, O.D., Sara Prusinski, O.D., and Cassie Bremke, O.D. are dedicated to providing the highest quality of service. They have extensive specialty training to assist you with all your eye care and vision needs by utilizing the latest technology and equipment. The friendly and knowledgeable staff and opticians at Ohio Eye Care Consultants are devoted to providing excellent patient care. Ohio Eye Care Consultants offers patients of all ages a full range of services from comprehensive eye examinations to advanced medical treatment and surgical procedures including cataract and glaucoma surgery. They strive to be the most comprehensive eye care center for all your vision needs. Along with the Wadsworth office, they have a location in Medina and offer convenient evening and Saturday appointments. Dr. Thomas Chi Ohio Eye Care Consultants - 1 Park Center, Suite 106, Wadsworth 330-334-1300 • www.ohioeyecareconsultants.com www.wadsworthcity.com


Education Wadsworth City Schools

Enabling Students to Reach Their Highest Potential Wadsworth City Schools is a triple-A school district, emphasizing Academics, Arts, and Athletics. The school district is comprised of eight school buildings, including five elementary schools, one intermediate school, one middle school, and one high school. The total enrollment is approximately 4,800 students. The high school and community center complex allows the school to share community space with the City of Wadsworth, Summa Wadsworth-Rittman Health System, and Wadsworth Public Library, enhancing recreational opportunities for all age groups and serving as a satellite hub for wellness and library services. The complex includes the academic wings for grades 9-12, a performing arts center, competition gym, field house, YMCA, doctor offices, senior center, WCTV studio, and library kiosk. This partnership allows cost savings through shared services. The district offers a host of extracurricular activities in which students can participate, including Andrew Hill, Superintendent sports, vocal and instrumental music, Drama Club, Academic Challenge, N.F.L. Speech and Debate, Chess Club, and Student Council, to name a few.  There is also a before-and-after-school child care program called Bear Cub Academy for students in

Our Programming, Design & Robotics students (above), along with our Engineering Design and Technology students, have access to state-of-the art manufacturing equipment. Five high school students were finalists in the Medina County Auditor’s Seals competition (right) with Auditor Mike Kovack and Brian Lanning, Weights and Measures Inspector.

kindergarten through sixth grade. Parents are very active in the district with numerous booster clubs to support academics, sports, and band. PTO is the parent-teacher organization that supports the Wadsworth City School system by fostering a closer relationship between home and school. Additional information about Wadsworth City Schools can be found at www.wadsworthschools.org and on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/WadsworthCitySchools/.



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Why Choose Trillium Creek for Pediatric Skin Care?

Health & Wellness

At Trillium Creek, we have a special pediatric dermatology clinic where our staff

is highly trained to diagnose and treat babies, children and teens with skin, hair and nail conditions. Our younger patients present with a variety of skin complaints, from acne, eczema and warts to more complex genetic skin disorders. When we think about childhood skin problems, most of us think of acne in the teen years. But children can develop skin problems soon after they’re born. Children experience skin disease and irritations just like adults. For example, did you know that about 20 percent of babies and young children will develop eczema? Most pediatric skin issues resolve on their own, but quite a few require a dermatologist. Our specialists have extensive knowledge in pediatric dermatology and can work with you and your child to diagnose and determine the best treatment plan for his or her condition. If you are concerned about your baby, child or teen, call Trillium Creek Dermatology & Surgery Center at 330-725-0569.

Common Pediatric Skin Concerns we treat: • Acne • Athlete’s Foot • Baby Acne • Body Odor • Chicken Pox • Cold Sores • Cradle Cap • Diaper Rash • Dry Skin • Eczema • Impetigo • Lice • Milia • Pinworms • Psoriasis • Scabies • Sensitive Skin • Sun Allergy • Warts



Health & Wellness

Orthopedics: Relieving Bone and NerveRelated Pain

Are you are experiencing a sharp pain in your

hands, elbows or shoulders? Or maybe a “pins and needles� sensation in your feet, ankles or spine? If so, you may need to visit an orthopedic specialist.

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Orthopedic specialists care for conditions related to bones, joints, cartilage, ligaments, muscles and tendons with treatment options that include both nonsurgical and surgical approaches. Nonsurgical orthopedic specialists (sports medicine physicians) have extensive experience helping athletes and non-athletes recover from injuries. They focus on the diagnosis and treatment of: l Sprains and strains l Overuse injuries causing joint or back pain l Tendonitis and tendinosis l Dislocations or fractures l Stress fractures l Arthritis They also treat and manage sports-related concussions, help improve athletic performance, and expedite referrals to orthopedic surgeons if surgery or a more complex treatment is needed. Orthopedic surgeons perform numerous types of procedures, including fusion, joint replacement and soft tissue repair. Whenever possible, they use modern, less invasive techniques, which provide better results, including faster recovery. Whichever treatment you require, your orthopedic specialist will likely coordinate with physical therapists, occupational therapists and athletic trainers to develop a customized recovery plan. All to help you reach your personal goals, so you can return to the activities you enjoy. If you suffer from bone or nerve-related pain and need orthopedic expertise, call the Summa Health Orthopedic Institute at 330-835-5533 and make an appointment today. (See ad on back cover.)

The Medina County Health Department

Prevent. Promote. Protect. The Medina County Health Department has a Health Center with two locations to meet your needs – Medina and Wadsworth. A second location opened in Wadsworth at 185 Wadsworth Road, Suite C, located on the second floor in the Summa-Rittman Medical Center through Door 2. Our providers include a family practice doctor, a family practice nurse practitioner, a women’s health nurse practitioner and several dentists. Last year, more than 3,200 residents from Medina County and surrounding areas received services like annual exams and screenings, in addition to seeking support with chronic disease management like diabetes. Medical care is provided at both locations. Dental care is only available at our Medina location, 4800 Ledgewood Drive. We pride ourselves in having same day appointment availability. To schedule an appointment at either location, call 330-723-9688, and press option #1.

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Two Locations to Meet Your Needs

• Located in Medina and Wadsworth • Providers can see people of all ages with or without insurance • Same day appointments available • Private insurances, Medicare and all Medicaid plans accepted • Assistance with Medicaid applications • Fees discounted based on income and family size • To schedule an appointment call 330-723-9688, #1


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Senior Living

Ensuring the Social and Emotional Needs of Wadsworth Seniors Without intending, meaningful social interactions

can slowly diminish with aging. The inability to drive after dark, hearing loss, declining mobility and inexperience with electronic communication options can unintentionally reduce social outlets of seniors. Participation in former activities may become unsafe or too tiring. Navigating stairs, walking across wide parking lots or even dealing with seemingly slight inclines can create unintentional barriers. As a result, increased social isolation can negatively impact the health and wellness of seniors. Inactivity can lead to loss of appetite, lack of interest and depression. Families may feel unequipped to find mutually agreeable solutions. Senior living communities, perhaps a surprising first choice of many older adults and their children, offer more than just a safe place to live. Communities provide increased opportunities to meet others and offer a wide variety of social, educational and entertainment options. Painting and art classes, bridge and Euchre clubs, exercise

classes and small group Bible studies are frequent options. Trained chefs prepare meals, and capable staff assist with medication management, manage laundry, and provide transportation to and from appointments, all with the added security of immediate assistance as needed. Whether at home or in a senior community, family psychologists suggest friends consider more frequent but shorter calls and visits with aging loved ones. Encourage conversations about a favorite vacation or job. When visiting in person, bring a few old photos to jumpstart conversations. Check in often, and if possible, move visits outdoors. For more information regarding senior services, contact Vondea Sheaffer, VP of Development, The Village of St. Edward Foundation at 234-466-0556 or visit www.vsecommunities.org.

Supporting Successful Aging! Located at 617 School Drive on the vibrant multi-generational Wadsworth High School & Community Center campus, the Soprema Senior Center & Café serves the 55+ population of Wadsworth and surrounding communities. The Center is modeled after the Mather LifeWays Café Soprema Senior Plus concept, offering a blend Center & Café of traditional senior programs paired with a mix of life enrichment and wellness opportunities. The Café is operated by Windfall Industries and is staffed by the Medina County Board of Developmental


Disabilities. This innovative partnership also includes the City of Wadsworth and Medina County Office for Older Adults. These entities work collaboratively to provide a dining hot spot and gathering place for seniors and the public, as well as a training site for individuals with developmental disabilities. Becoming involved at the Center is easy and rewarding. As a department of the City of Wadsworth, and through the generosity of the Wadsworth Older Adults Foundation and its many professional friends, Soprema Senior Center membership is free to Wadsworth area residents age 55 and better. Membership

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offers several incentives such as the quarterly newsletter (mailed to Wadsworth residents), designated times on the YMCA indoor walking track and a 10% discount at the Soprema Café. Soprema Senior Center hours are Monday through Friday from 8:30 am – 4:30 pm. The Café is open Monday through Friday from 7:30 am – 2:00 pm. Stop in or call us at 330-335-1513. Check us out on the web at www.wadsworthcity.com.

Homes & Real Estate


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Buying or selling a home is often the biggest decision a person will make in their lifetime. Here are a few suggestions to help when beginning your selling process. Set the stage as first impressions are very important. Make sure your property is clean and neat, inside and out. When people drive up to your home, the first impression can make or break the sale. Peeling paint, uncut lawns and shrubbery are a definite no-no. It goes without saying that the interior of your home should be clean, neat and freshly painted, if necessary or possible. Walls should be clean, neutral and uncluttered. Well-lit homes show better. Wash all of the windows, floors and appliances; make sure drapes are clean and opened to let in natural light. De-clutter surfaces and remove personal items from around the house. Spending a small amount of money to “stage” your house can help you get a higher price in the long run. You want buyers to envision themselves living there so let your house be the haven they fall in love with! Price your property correctly for your neighborhood and not what you would like to get. No matter what the market conditions are, a realistic price for your area will get your home sold in a reasonable time frame. Talk with a real estate agent that has experience in your area. The realtor will review recently sold properties, current listings and assist in establishing a price that will sell your home as quickly as the current market conditions will allow. For help when buying or selling your home, contact Emily Duncan at Keller Williams 330-800-6265 or visit www.soldbyemilyduncan.com.

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Thank you Wadsworth for keeping us #1 in our community your trust means the world to us! Thinking of selling your Wadsworth home in the next year? Call one of these excellent agents for a FREE updated price opinion and staging advice to start to get your home ready to sell.

Thinking of buying?

Howard Hanna Wadsworth 185 Great Oaks Trail Wadsworth OH

Jeff Nickles, Manager 440-554-1019

Amanda Daily 330-690-7846

Call for important information before you do! The market has changed. Let us guide you through today’s home buying process.

Gabe Molnar, Finance Manager 330-414-3625

Greg Adkins 330-813-9070

Renee Bricker 330-347-7889

Diahnna Curtis 330-715-5650

Bunny Dennison 330-858-2345

Tom Fisher 330-604-1700

Michael Flanders 330-321-1212

John Halstead 330-715-1304

Sonja Halstead 330-388-0566

Ron Ho 330-608-2700

Bonnie Kins 330-805-3851

Nicole Kresowaty 330-608-2162

Kathryn “Kay” LaChance 330-329-7592

Barbara Lesure 330-310-5330

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William Thomas 330-209-4165

Karen Thompson 330-697-8372

Kelly Watts 330-819-7792

Eric Yetzer 330-715-7149

Amy Hammer 330-813-1135

Vicky De Angelis 330-338-6362 & Beth Ogg 330-690-3123

Sandy Hawley 330-592-8115

Kathy Heldman 330-414-1176

Wadsworth Howard Hanna


Homes & Real Estate

Your Hometown Real Estate Company Howard Hanna Wadsworth has a long-term tradition of excellent customer service and knowledge of the Wadsworth/Medina market areas! We are the #1 ranked real estate company in Wadsworth with approximately 35% of the Real Estate Market. Our agents are rated excellent in market statistics, real estate knowledge, community awareness and involvement. We do not just sell homes – we also give back to the community. Raising over $31k for the Children’s Free Care Fund for our local hospitals, collecting almost 800 coats for Coats For Kids, and sponsoring families in need during the holiday season are some of the ways we give back to Wadsworth. Howard Hanna is a “ONE STOP” real estate service. Not only will the Howard Hanna Team of agents help you find your first home, dream home or down-sized home, they offer financing (Howard Hanna Mortgage Services), title/escrow services (Barristers) and home/auto Insurance for all your real estate needs.

Wadsworth is a wonderful, self-reliant city with an amazing history and a wide variety of old and new homes ranging in price. We have easy accessible to major freeways, shopping, restaurants, and many other amenities. If you are thinking about starting a NEW CAREER, call Jeff Nickles, Manager of the Wadsworth office at 330335-2560 to learn all that Howard Hanna has to offer...and become a part of something special!

Creating An Unmatched Downtown Experience MAIN STREET WADSWORTH is revitalizing historic downtown through its mission to “create an unmatched downtown experience.” Home to over 70 businesses and organizations, Main Street Wadsworth comes to life the first Friday of each month 5 to 9 p.m. with Wadsworth First Friday, a fun, free, and family-friendly themed event made possible by Main Street Wadsworth’s Premier Sponsor, Clampco. The non-profit’s traditional events include a Craft and Herb Festival, July 3 Fireworks, Scare on the Square featuring Wadsworth Thriller, and Candlelight Walk. Main Street Wadsworth’s leadership consists of a 15-member Board of Directors, two staff members, and four volunteer-run project teams that align with Main Street America’s Four-Point Approach for Comprehensive Revitalization: Design, Economic Vitality, Promotion, and Organization. Main Street Wadsworth also partners with the City of Wadsworth on grants, events, and new public features including a new downtown clock, offers business seminars for small businesses, and coordinates a downtown art mural program. #ADowntownUnmatched. www.facebook.com/MainStreetWadsworth. www.mainstreetwadsworth.org.

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Parks & Recreation

The 2-mile bike and hike trail begins downtown and extends to the southeast corner of Wadsworth. It passes the Van Auken oval track and exercise stations, the Miller Field baseball fields featuring batting cages and a playground, and ends near the new Trolley Line Park, which includes a pavilion and other outdoor amenities.

THE WADSWORTH COMMUNITY CENTER is the culmination of the vision and partnership of the City of Wadsworth, Wadsworth City Schools, the YMCA, Summa and the Wadsworth Public Library. The complex is the Ohio School Facilities Commission’s (OSFC) first combined community center and high school. The 70,000-square-foot Community Center is a state-ofthe-art facility offering recreation, health, and senior facilities, all in one convenient location. SOPREMA SENIOR CENTER and CAFÉ 617 School Drive / 330-335-1513 WCTV (Wadsworth Community Television) 619 School Drive / 330-336-7919 SUMMA HEALTH CENTER at WADSWORTH-RITTMAN 621 School Drive Imaging Services 330-996-8881 Rehabilitation Services 330-334-0705


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SUMMA PHYSICIANS, INC. ORTHOPEDICS/ SPORTS MEDICINE 330-334-0035 WADSWORTH YMCA 623 School Drive / 330-334-9622 WADSWORTH PUBLIC LIBRARY Community Center Lobby Kiosk 330-334-5761

Service Organizations

Making a Difference

Opportunities to get involved and make a difference are abundant. These organizations serve our local community and beyond. If you or someone you know is looking for a way to give back check out these organizations.  You’re sure to find something that’s a perfect fit! Bud ‘n Bloom Garden Club Cheryl Lange 440-234-7460 Clange5@aol.com Feed the Souls/Faithworks Wadsworth United Methodist Church 195 Broad Street, Wadsworth 330-336-6689 www.wadsumc.org Friends of the Wadsworth Trails Trolley Line House 330-631-5566 www.fowt.org Goodwill, Wadsworth 170 Great Oaks Trail 330-331-4363 Helping Hands Food Pantry Northside Christian Church 7615 Ridge Rd., Wadsworth 330-336-4622 www.northsideweb.org Main Street Wadsworth 102 Main St., Suite 20 330-331-4414 www.mainstreetwadsworth.org Marian’s Closet, Inc. 154 East St./PO Box 841, Wadsworth 330-336-3642 www.marianscloset.org

Project Learn: Bookshelf 130 Main St., Wadsworth 330-334-3333 Rotary Club of Wadsworth www.wadsworthrotary.org St. Vincent de Paul 260 Broad Street, Wadsworth 330-336-3049 www.shofjesus.com Soprema Senior Center 617 School Dr., Wadsworth 330-335-1513 www.wadsworthcity.com/ the-city/departments/center-forolder-adults.html The Salvation Army 527 College/PO Box 300, Wadsworth 330-335-2327 www.salvationarmyusa.org Wadsworth Area Chamber of Commerce 132 Main St A, Wadsworth 330-336-6150 www.wadsworthchamber.com Wadsworth Area Historical Society 161 High St, Wadsworth 330-335-1470 wadsworthareahistoricalsociety@ gmail.com www.wadsworthareahistorical society.org

Wadsworth Blue Tip Festival 330-536-9121 info@bluetipfestival.com www.bluetipfestival.com Wadsworth FISH 150 College Street/PO Box 754, Wadsworth wadsworthfish.org 330-336-4300 (message line) Wadsworth Kiwanis Club P.O. Box 351, Wadsworth 330-334-6345

Wadsworth Meals On Wheels 215 High St., Wadsworth 330-335-6156 Wadsworth Newcomers Club P.O. Box 254, Wadsworth wadsworthnewcomersclub@ gmail.com www.wadsworthnewcomersclub. org Wadsworth Women's Club womanwads@gmail.com http://womansclubofwadsworth. weebly.com

Wadsworth Lion’s Club P.O. Box 215, Wadsworth wadsworthlionsclub@gmail.com www.lionsclub.org

The Wadsworth Older Adults Foundation has proudly served Wadsworth’s senior community for over thirty years and has been a long-standing source of supplemental financial support to the Soprema Senior Center.


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The Medina County ADAMH Board is responsible to assure that high quality alcohol, drug addiction and mental health services are available to all Medina County residents through planning and purchasing cost-effective services to the extent resources are available. The ADAMH Board contracts with local agencies to provide a continuum of affordable treatment, prevention & education services for people in need. www.medinamentalhealth.com. If you or a family member is experiencing a mental health or substance use emergency, seek immediate assistance by calling our 24/7 Crisis & Behavioral Health Helpline at 330-725-9195.



Community Information


EMERGENCY 911 CITY ADMINISTRATION City Hall Receptionist 330-335-1521 Building & Planning (Inspections, High Grass, Junk Cars, Plan Approvals) 330-335-2735 City Income Tax Office 330-335-2745 CityLink (Cable, Internet, Phone Service) 330-335-2888

Electric (Outages, Service Connections, Banners) 330-335-2833 Engineering (Stormwater Issues, Fence Installs, Easements) 330-335-2751 Fire/EMS Station One 330-335-2849 Station Two 330-335-2813 Police Non-Emergency 330-334-1511 Recreation Center/YMCA 330-334-9622 Sanitation & Transfer Station 330-335-2847 Soprema Senior Center & Café 330-335-1513 Streets & Parks (Park Reservations, Street Trees, Potholes) 330-335-02842


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Utility Billing Office 330-335-2700 Wadsworth Municipal Court (Pay Your Fines) 330-335-1596 Water/Sewer (Water Breaks, Sewer Backups) 330-335-2842 After Hours 330-334-1581 WCTV 330-336-7919

WADSWORTH CITY SCHOOLS Administration Offices 524 Broad Street 330-336-3571 Superintendent Dr. Andrew J. Hill Treasurer Mr. Douglas Beeman Assistant Superintendent Mr. Gabe Tudor Director of Instruction and Professional Development Dr. Michele Evans


We see risk so you see opportunity.

Director of Student Services Mrs. Joyce Walker Director of Four Cities Compact Mr. Roger Wright Director of Technology Mr. Phillip Luthman WADSWORTH HIGH SCHOOL 330-335-1400 Principal Mr. Steve Moore Associate Principal Mr. Rich Berlin Assistant Principal Mr. Christopher Sieber WADSWORTH MIDDLE SCHOOL 330-335-1410 Principal Mr. Eric Jackson Assistant Principal Mr. David Ryder

CENTRAL INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL 330-335-1480 Principal Mrs. Joanne Gahan Assistant Principal Mrs. Laura Maslyk FRANKLIN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL 330-335-1470 Principal Mr. Roger Havens ISHAM ELEMENTARY SCHOOL 330-335-1440 Principal Mrs. Nance Watts

LINCOLN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL 330-335-1460 Principal Mr. Steve Brady

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VALLEY VIEW ELEMENTARY 330-335-1430 Principal Mr. Christopher Roberts

U.S. Veterans and Their Eligible Benefits



Service for Those That Served and Their Families,

Veterans of the United States Uniformed Services may be eligible for a broad range of programs and services provided by The Federal Government and the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) as well as various State and local governments. In most cases, eligibility for most benefits is based upon discharge from active military service under other than dishonorable conditions. State and local benefits can sometimes be more complex and have other criteria associated with their eligibility, such as residence requirements, service connection for a disability, receipt of a certain medal or award and in some cases income. In all cases, each veteran must be assessed for eligibility independently from their peers. No two veterans are alike when it comes to Veterans Benefits. Although several benefits can be cast across a broad demographic of veterans there are those benefits that are specifically designed to help our most at-risk Veterans. If you have questions about veteran’s benefits, contact the Medina County Veterans Service Office at 330-722-9368 or email us at veterans@medinacountyveterans.org or visit us on the web at www.medinacountyveterans.org. — Edward Zackery

property & casualty employee benefits life insurance retirement plan services

“Because We Are Family” Services Provided: VA Claims Assistance: Accredited Veterans Services Officers readily available to assist Veterans and eligible family members on the VA claim’s process from start to finish. Financial Assistance: eligible Veterans and/or family members may receive assistance with rent or mortgage, utilities and food. Transportation: to and from the VA Medical Facilities in Akron, Parma and Wade Park.

All Services Are Provided FREE of Charge! Medina County Veterans Service Office

210 Northland Drive Medina, OH 44256 Phone: (330) 722-9368

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Community Information Wadsworth Utilities: Providing Exceptional Service Is Our Goal Wadsworth Utilities includes municipal electric, water, sewer, sanitation, storm water, cable, internet, phone (voice over IP) and home energy networks. All these city services are included on one convenient bill each month. We incorporate smart meter technology for our electric and water service that allows us to offer lower utility rates and progressive programs such as leak detection and energy efficiency, which saves our residents money. CITYLINK: 330-335-2888 City Hall, 7:30 a.m.–7:00 p.m. M-F, 8:00 a.m.–noon on Sat., after hours support by calling! Your source for all communication needs in and around Wadsworth! CityLink, operated by the City of Wadsworth, provides: cable, internet, phone (voice over IP), and home energy management services to residential and business customers. We provide Digital and HD cable service and our “Watch TV Everywhere” product allows

you to view TV on your desktop, smartphone or tablet anytime you want. Our Internet offers six tiers of service, with speeds from 20 Mbps to 500 Mbps covering your needs from basic emailing and surfing, to high speed gaming and video streaming. We also offer business-direct fiber connections from as low as $100 a month and speeds from 50 Mbps up to 1 Gig! Utility Office: 330-335-2700 City Hall 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., M-F. This is the one-stop shop for all City Utility services. All services can now be done over the phone or through email. For your convenience, here are all the ways you can pay your utility bill without having to make a trip to City Hall: Pay your bill conveniently online at www.wadsworthcity.com; Sign up online for recurring credit card payments automatically paid on our due date; Pay by check or money order in-person using


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our 24-hour drop box located in the parking lot on the North side of City Hall; Sign up for automatic deduction of your checking account by ACH; Pay 24/7 through our automated phone system with a credit card by calling 330-335-2700; Pay over the phone by speaking to a customer service representative by calling 330-335-2700; Mail your payment with provided self-return envelope. Wadsworth Sanitation Department and Transfer Station: 330-335-2847 165 Auble Street; 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. M-F, 9:00a.m.–1:00p.m. Sat. The City of Wadsworth provides solid waste collection and disposal services for the residents of the city and surrounding twp. The city provides a 96 gallon wheeled cart for residential waste. Carts are to be placed near the street after 7:00 p.m. the night before collection, as the crews collect through the night. The Transfer Station is a convenient way to dispose of items in between collections and for large loads. Wadsworth Street Department: 330-335-2842 The Street Department is responsible for snow and ice control, leaf pickup, street sweeping, pothole repairs, ditching, signs, storm sewer repairs, and dog catcher duties. Wadsworth Electric Department: 330-335-2833 The City of Wadsworth has owned and operated its own

electric distribution system since 1916, which provides the community input over power supply purchases and rate setting. We are an award-winning system that offers the highest reliability, safety and improvements in the industry. We have an automated distribution system to limit outages in times of bad weather and provide unique offerings to you. We have programs such as Peak Rewards, Efficiency Smart and Time-Of-Use rates to benefit and save you money! Wadsworth Water Distribution and Wastewater Collection: 330-335-2830 The City of Wadsworth provides both of these services to the community in order to make sure we have an adequate supply, maintaining low rates and providing efficient services. The Water Treatment Plant is a 24/7 operation committed to providing the highest quality drinking water and fire protection to the citizens of Wadsworth. The City maintains a series of groundwater wells that pump to the plant for a multi-step purification process, ending in treated water flowing through the distribution system to homes and businesses. For sanitary sewer collection, our responsibilities begin with the sanitary sewer main in front of the residence/business and end at the City of Wadsworth Wastewater Treatment Plant, where wastewater is treated, ending in clean water being returned to the River Styx.

Wadsworth Churches Ambassador Baptist Church 620 Trease Rd. 330-336-3221

First Mennonite Church 405 Trease Rd. 330-334-1863

Apostolic Christian Church 2360 S. Medina Line Rd. 330-335-4444

Freshwater Community Church 590 Hartman Rd. 330-336-3561

Bethany Friends Church 8127 Wadsworth Rd. 330-336-2827 Cornerstone Memorial Baptist Church 745 S Medina Line Rd. 330-665-4479

Grace and Truth Church 157 Wadsworth Rd. 330-336-2337 Grace Lutheran Church 146 High St. 330-334-6501

Crossroads Community Church 118 High St. 330-334-2400

Ikon Church 685 Briarthorn Crescent Dr. 330-410-3445

Deep Water Community Church 354 Main St. 330-421-1370

Mosaic 130 Main Street., Suite 3 info@mosaicneo.org

Discover Church 1825 Reimer Rd. 330-335-7301

Mt. Zwingli United Church of Christ 2172 S. Medina Line Rd. 330-336-5533

First Baptist Church 198 Mills St. 330-336-3256

New Beginnings Church 623 School Dr. (YMCA) 234-248-6810

Radiant Life Church 844 Hartman Rd. 330-335-1594

The Garage Youth For Christ Garagezoe.com 330-273-5794

Reimer Road Baptist Church 1055 Reimer Rd. 216-336-3917

The Restored Church of God 1000 Ambassador Dr. 330-334-2266

Ridgewood Baptist Church 7891 Ridge Rd. 330-334-2534

Trinity United Church of Christ 215 High St. 330-334-2536

Sacred Heart of Jesus 260 Broad St. 330-336-3049 St. Mark’s Episcopal Church 146 College St. 330-336-0212 Salvation Army 527 College St. 330-335-2327

Wadsworth Church of Christ 236 W. Good Ave. 330-334-1178 Wadsworth Church of Nazarene 743 High St. 330-336-4258

The Chapel: Wadsworth Campus   1391 State Rd. 330-315-5421 The Epicenter Church 311 Weatherstone Dr. PO Box 954 330-703-4235

Wadsworth United Methodist Church 195 Broad St. 330-336-6689

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Northside Christian 7615 Ridge Rd. 330 336 4622

First Christian Church, Disciples of Christ 116 E Boyer St. 330-336-6697








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Community Information

Dining Guide Alexandri’s 146 Main St. 330-336-0203

Ann’s Pastry Shop 121 High St. 330-335-7441

Antonio’s Pizza 1050 Williams Reserve Blvd. 330-334-6000 Applebee’s 1020 High St. 330-335-6767 Arby’s 964 High St. 330-336-5521 Beef O’Brady’s 1090 Williams Reserve Blvd. 330-336-3600 Bidinger’s Ice Cream 410 College St. 330-336-3392

Circle L Steakhouse at The Galaxy 201 Park Centre Dr. 330-334-3663 Crafted Cocktail Company 991 High St. 330-334-5080 Dairy Queen 835 High St. 330-336-4714

Dolce at the Strand 123 Broad St. 234-217-8007 Domino’s Pizza 117 Main St. 330-336-0330 Dunkin’ Donuts 809 High St. 330-336-2500 El Rincon Mexican Grille 1154 Hinkle Dr. 330-334-0020

Bob Evans 151 Park Center Dr. 330-336-8970

Jake’s Wayback Burgers 1090 Williams Reserve Blvd. 330-334-5045

Romeo’s Pizza 176 Great Oaks Trail 330-336-8900

Kasai Japanese Restaurant 295 Weatherstone Dr., Unit E 330-334-7141

Sonnet’s Espresso Bar & Restaurant 117 College St. 330-336-5557

K.C.’s Sports Pub 346 Main St. 330-336-5100

Soprema Senior Center & Café 617 School Dr. 330-335-1513

Kentucky Fried Chicken 802 High St. 330-334-4464

Speedway Speedy Café 1160 Akron Rd. 330-336-6711

Little Caesars Pizza 995 High St. 234-217-8663

Spunkmeyer’s Pub 993 High St. 330-334-5080

Marie’s Restaurant 130 E. Smokerise Dr. 330-334-1000

Starbucks 988 High St. 330-334-0391

McDonald’s 920 High St. 330-336-8100

Starbucks (located inside Target) 1183 Williams Reserve Blvd. 330-335-2610

Subway 141 Main St. 330-336-3031

Word of Mouth BBQ 962 Broad St. 330-990-5550

Taco Bell 973 High St. 330-336-9242

Zeppe’s Pizzeria 295 Weatherstone Dr. 330-336-8300

Giant Eagle Coffee Shop/Deli 825 Ambassador Dr. 330-336-8733

Papa John’s Pizza 132 Akron Rd. 330-334-4949


Water Main Grille 339 Main St. 330-331-7757

Whitehouse Chicken 199 Great Oaks Trail 330-335-6000

Panera Bread 135 Great Oaks Trail 330-336-4600

Chipotle 990 High St. 330-334-5812

Wadsworth Tavern 292 Main St. 330-331-4509

Subway 989 High St. 330-334-0044

GetGo Café & Market 951 High St. 234-217-6021

Hong Kong Buffet Sushi Hibachi Lounge 247 Great Oaks Trail 330-334-5888

Wadsworth Downtown Deli 153 Broad St. 330-331-4983

New Style Chinese 136 Akron Rd. 330-334-9900

Buehler’s Restaurant 175 Great Oaks Trail 330-336-3588

China Express 999 High St. 330-336-1888

Wadsworth Brewing Company 126 Main St. 330-475-4935

Wendy’s 125 Great Oaks Trail 330-331-4970

Galaxy Restaurant 201 Park Centre Dr. 330-334-3663

Gionino’s Pizzeria 138 Akron Rd. 330-334-9191

Valley Cafe 101 High St. 330-331-7555

Sub Zero Ice Cream & Yogurt 300 Weatherstone Dr. 330-334-4004

Bosco’s Pizza Kitchen 295-B Weatherstone Dr. 330-331-5522

Casa Del Rio 839 High St. 330-335-4001

ToastHeads Micro Bakery 110 High St. 330-410-6020

Menchies Frozen Yogurt 1090 Williams Reserve Blvd. Unit 330 330-334-1800

No. 1 Chinese Restaurant 156 Main St. 330-334-6661

Burger King 994 High St. 330-334-5510

The Wine Room at The Galaxy Restaurant 201 Park Centre Dr. 330-334-3663

Pizza Hut 142 Great Oaks Trail 330-336-5700 Pizzazio’s Pizza 157 Broad St. 330-336-1600 Pulp 1090 Williams Reserve Blvd. 330-331-7311

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Tailgators Sports Pub & Grille 469 College St. 330-334-5151 The Galaxy Sports Bar/ Dining Room/Banquet Center 201 Park Centre Dr. 330-334-3663 The Sub Station and Pizzeria 116 High St. 330-336-9480

Every effort has been made to provide a complete and accurate restaurant list for the community magazine. Please contact us in reference to corrections as there are restaurant openings and closings in the area after the magazine is published.

Advertiser Index Emily Duncan Keller Williams................ p 15, 21 www.soldbyemilyduncan.com


H & R Block............................. p 5 www.hrblock.com/sbs

Howard Hanna Wadsworth Office........... p 22, 23 www.howardhanna.com


Medina County ADAMH Board....................... p 25 www.medinamentalhealth.com


Antonio's Pizzeria LoSchiavo... p 1 www.antoniospizza.net



Medina County Auditor......... p 15 www.medinacountyauditor.org BUTCHER SHOP

Copper Road Smokehouse.... p 23 www.copperroadsmokehouse.com CABLE, INTERNET, PHONE & HOME ENERGY

Wadsworth CityLink..............Inside front cover www.wadsworthcitylink.com CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

Wadsworth Area Chamber of Commerce........................... p 8, 9 www.wadsworthchamber.com CHURCHES



Trillium Creek Dermatology & David Berkley Surgery Center...................... p 17 Insurance Group.............. p 14, 21 www.trilliumcreekohio.com www.dbinsurancegroup.com EYE CARE

Ohio Eye Care Consultants............. p 15, 19 www.ohioeyecareconsultants.com


The University of Akron - Medina................. p 16 medina.uakron.edu


Northside Christian Oswald Companies............... p 27 Academy............................... p 16 www.oswaldcompanies.com www.northsideweb.org/academy JEWELERS


Thurber's Jewelers................ p 12 The Village of St. Edward FITNESS, HEALTH & WELL-BEING www.thurbersjewelers.com at Wadsworth........................ p 13 www.vsecommunities.org Wadsworth YMCA................. p 24 LIBRARY www.akronymca.org/wadsworth Wadsworth Public LIbrary..... p 10 SENIOR SERVICES FUNERAL HOME www.wadsworthlibrary.com Wadsworth Older Adults Foundation................ p 25 Hilliard Rospert www.wadswortholderadults Funeral Home........................ p 23 NEWSPAPER/PRINT/ONLINE www.hilliardrospert.com Medina Gazette.................... p 26 foundation.org www.medina-gazette.com

Mosaic Church...................... p 30 GRAPHIC DESIGN www.mosaicneo.org Eyedeal Graphics.................. p 23 www.eyedealgraphics.com Northside Christian Church.............. p 14, 31 HEALTH SERVICES www.northsideweb.org Medina County Wadsworth United Health Department............... p 19 Methodist Church................. p 31 www.medinahealth.org www.wadsworthumc.com COLLEGES & UNIVERSITIES

City of WadsworthSanitation Dept..................... p 30 www.wadsworthcity.org

Summa Health Center......p 15, Back cover www.summahealth.org/ortho



Medina County Veterans Services.................. p 27 Mark S. Brigham, DO, Inc............................. p 14, 18 www.medinacountyveterans.org www.markbrighamdo.com VISITOR'S BUREAU


Medina County Convention & Visitors Bureau.................. p 10 Wadsworth Community Radio................. p 25 www.visitmedinacounty.com www.wadsworthcommunityradio.com WINDOW TREATMENTS


Bunny Dennison Howard Hanna.................. p 4, 14 bunnydennison.howardhanna.com

Nancy's Draperies, Inc........... p 27 www.nancysdraperies.com

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