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2022. As a thriving community of over 24,000 residents, we are looking forward to a year of industrial growth, improvements to existing infrastructure as well as beginning the process of making substantial improvements to our existing parks. The City is in the process of updating the city wide Parks Master Plan which will help provide guidance as we look to make various upgrades, improvements as well as provide additional amenities to enjoy outdoors. In particular, it’s anticipated major upgrades will begin this fall and continue into next year for Memorial Park. Durling Park will follow in 2023 along with attention given to the other parks in the coming years. We are excited as we look for ways to bring more trails in our parks and community. One thing that became even more apparent through our recent experience with COVID is that Wadsworth residents enjoy getting outside and benefiting from all the community has to offer. Wadsworth is known as a growing community that continues to retain its small town atmosphere, so we were thrilled to be the recipient of the Best Hometown Award for 2021-2022 from Ohio Magazine. The magazine’s editors came to the same conclusion that we have known all along, that Wadsworth is the place to be! It is not unusual for someone to stop me as I travel throughout the community. Long time residents and those
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new to the city let me know how much they enjoy living here. We really are fortunate to have the numerous downtown events, superb schools, variety of professional services, numerous stores and popular shopping opportunities, as well as many locations in which to relax, stay healthy and have fun. Additionally, we all benefit from the unusually wide array of services including Wadsworth’s municipally owned electric, cable, internet, water, sewer, trash, phone and safety services to name just a few, that set us apart from many other cities. Wadsworth truly is “A Community Unmatched.” Please enjoy this 2022 Wadsworth Community Guide. This valuable resource is updated annually and provides information about our city and local organizations while showcasing the many businesses and people that make Wadsworth the great place that it is. This publication is provided free of charge due to the generous sponsorships from organizations and businesses in the community.
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Wadsworth residents may already have thought of
their town as "A Community Unmatched," the tagline that plays on the city’s rich history of helping to light the world through the production of wooden matches. In November, Ohio Magazine added its own endorsement, naming Wadsworth one of the state’s five Best Hometowns for 20212022, recognizing the community as a “great place to live, work and visit.” "We are ecstatic to be recognized as one of Ohio’s best hometowns,” says Mayor Robin Laubaugh. “Wadsworth has so much to offer. Residents enjoy a high quality of life, including excellent recreational opportunities. So many give so much to make Wadsworth the unique city that it is.” That may be why Wadsworth has continued to be the fastest growing city in Medina County and one of the fastest growing cities in Ohio in recent years. “We have a beautiful thriving downtown,” Laubaugh says. “We have wonderful city services that community members are proud of, and we have an excellent school system. We have wonderful amenities in Wadsworth, including beautiful parks. I think all those things combined are the reason Wadsworth has been recognized as one of the places
to be. One thing that is clearly evident among our residents is that they truly do enjoy living here. We have a contagious community spirit.”
The “unmatched” tag, Laubaugh says, also describes the services offered by Wadsworth’s city government. "We provide 'service unmatched,'" she 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." Wadsworth’s municipal electric utility goes back to 1916. “We have a tradition of having some independence in our services,” the mayor says. “We are the beneficiaries of some forward thinking leadership from the past. Our job is to continue to look forward and continue to provide independence—and also reliability—to our citizens.” ›› Continued on page 6
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Along with electrical power, the municipal government provides water, trash collection, cable television, telephone and Internet access 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 technologically advanced CityLink cable, Internet and phone service is very reliable and it offers high-speed Internet access up to 1 Gig. That's very appealing to people and very important for business.” Being municipally owned and operated, the city is able to conveniently respond when there is a problem with service, Patrick says. “You’re not dealing with a company that’s out of the state or even out of the country,” he says. “You’re always dealing with somebody right here in your hometown.” Patrick said the city’s electric utility offers higher reliability and lower costs compared to many other communities. “It provides some services that you can't get elsewhere,” he says. “We have a smart electric system and smart meters, so we're able to respond very quickly to any issues that come up. We have multiple rate options that can ultimately save residents dollars and help to reduce electric demands.” Wadsworth's two solar energy farms, which were installed in 2020, places the city among the pioneers in clean energy production, he says. "Those two solar fields combined have enough power to electrify about a quarter of the city on any normal day," Patrick says. "Solar power is a good renewable energy source that is starting to gain popularity here, and also reduces our power costs with peak shaving capabilities.“
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town,” she says. According to Patrick, “We get a lot of input from residents Safety Unmatched saying that they would like to have more eating options “Construction of a new main fire station will soon be and more restaurants in town. Hopefully the grants are underway,” states Safety Director Matt Hiscock. The new something that will spur that and help us to be active and get 23,000 square foot headquarters facility located on College some folks started.” Street will replace the nearly 60 year old fire station number As small businesses struggled during the pandemic, one. “The needs and facilities of the Fire Department have Wadsworth residents and the city government quickly changed greatly from the early era of volunteers only, to the stepped up to help them survive, Laubaugh says. The city's demands of the current combination "Wadsworth Eats" and "Wadsworth style Fire and EMS department. Shops" initiatives are two examples Together with the growing service of that support. "Many of our demands of our community and businesses were quite concerned expectations of our citizens, the fire about survival,” she recalls. station facility had been previously "Restaurants were caught off guard identified as past its useful life and in by the directive from the state that need of replacement. The new facility stopped indoor dining. So, we called will include five drive through all the restaurants and asked whether apparatus bays to accommodate they would be open for carry-out. larger department apparatus We collected their hours and other and vehicles; living quarters; data and put it on a website, making administration and training spaces it very convenient for the businesses and a state of the art 9-1-1 dispatch and the residents who wanted to center along with much needed support them." additional storage related spaces.” Seeing the success of Wadsworth Illumination in Downtown Wadsworth. Eats, the city expanded the program Photo: City of Wadsworth Strategic location to the retail sector. "We realized that City-owned power and Internet the retailers could use help as well," access are just a couple of the many benefits that help Laubaugh said. "So, any sort of retail establishment was Wadsworth businesses thrive, Patrick says. Another is the able to have a link at "Wadsworth Shops" to let people know city's strategic location. “Being right on I-76 and very close their hours, whether they were serving customers and their to I-71, we have close highway access to anywhere,” Patrick promotions. We kept that up to date and it’s still available says. “We're only 20 minutes from the Canton-Akron airport today. I think these initiatives helped a lot. We promoted and only 30 minutes from the Cleveland airport.” it heavily through social media, our city newsletter and by Laubaugh reports that local manufacturing businesses other means. Many of our residents were very mindful of our are doing well and growing despite the pandemic of the past local businesses and wanted to support them." two years. "I think that one of the reasons why they're able to grow is that we have a reasonable cost to do business here,” Parks and recreation she says. “Two of our major industrial companies are going "Wadsworth is a healthy community, so our 15 parks and to announce expansions this year,” she said. “That's going to our recreation and senior center are important amenities," position them to be here for the long term and also to create Laubaugh says. "We have very good athletic programs and more jobs, which is very important.” many start in our community parks. It's an important qualitySmall businesses, Laubaugh says, have been impacted of-life feature. We often hear folks say that our parks and harder by the pandemic. The city plans to help this year by ›› Continued on page 8 www.wadsworthcity.com
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recreation are big reasons why they moved to Wadsworth." This year, she says, the city plans to invest heavily in park improvements. “We will be updating our park Master Plan this year and will make some significant investments in Memorial Park,” she says. Patrick says the park plans will include modernizing and upgrading park facilities. One consideration is the addition of a spray pad at Memorial Park. “We're going to reach out to the community and find out what the needs are to make sure that we're accommodating what residents want,” he says. “For example, pickle ball is something that has become popular, so that's something that we're going to include.”
Supplementing the city’s park areas, vibrant Downtown festivals and other events help to create a hometown sense of camaraderie among residents, Laubaugh says. First Friday, a monthly event, brings a variety of unique themes, food and music to the Downtown area. The annual Blue Tip Festival, held annually in June, celebrates the town’s matchmaking tradition, beginning with one of the largest parades in Ohio and the lighting of a 20-foot blue tip match. In July, the community comes together to celebrate our nation’s independence and watch fireworks. And the Scare on the Square happens in October, another unique family friendly event, that draws thousands of residents to trick or treat and features zombies coming alive during the ‘Wadsworth Thriller’. “Our events are an important part of Wadsworth’s quality of life, and residents look forward to them,” Laubaugh says. “Everybody knows that on the first Friday of every month, there's going to be some sort of exciting activity Downtown—an opportunity to gather together and enjoy being a part of Wadsworth.” Wadsworth’s Iconic Blue Tip Match
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Wadsworth ‐ Statement of Activities for the Year Ended D City of Wadsworth - Statement of Activities for City theofYear Ended December 31, 2020* (in Millions of Dollars) General government
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General $6.35, 9% (in government, Millions of Dollars)
Security of persons(in and property Millions of Dollars)
Security of persons and property, $7.40, 11% Security of persons and property General government, $6.35, 9%
Transportation General government Leisureand timeproperty services Security of persons
Charges for Services and Sales Revenue Categ Operating Grants and Contributions General Revenues, Charges f Transportation Transportation, $3.30, 5% Security of persons and property, Capital Grants and Contributions $14.91, 20% Community & economic develoment Sanitation, $2.54, 4% Transportation Security of persons and property, $7.40, 11% generate General Revenues Leisure$7.40, time 11% services Capital Grants and Other Operatin Leisure time services Leisure time services, $1.64, 2% Contributions, Transportation, $3.30, 5% Community & economic develoment a function Transportation, $3.30, 5% $1.62, 2% Community &Telecommunications economic develoment Electric, $32.27, 47% Capital G Community & economic Other Sanitary Sewer Leisure time services, $1.64, 2% * OtherEnded $0.57, 1% function City of Wadsworth ‐ Statement oftime Activities for Year Leisure services,development, $1.64, 2% the Operating GrantsDecember 31, 2020 Telecommunications Charges for Water General R Telecommunications and Contributions, Electric, $32.27, 47% Community & economic Other, $0.78, 1% Services and Sales, Sanitary Sewer taxes and Community & economic $3.55, 5%Electric development, $0.57, 1% Sanitary Sewer $53.97, 73% development, $0.57, 1% function Water Telecommunications, $5.80, 8% Sanitation Water (in Millions of Dollars) Other, $0.78, 1% Electric Other, $0.78, 1% Storm Water Sewer, Electric Charges forSanitary Services and $3.89, Sales 6% Telecommunications, $5.80, 8% Total Revenues = $74,059,610 Sanitation Revenue Categories: Operating Grants and Contributions Telecommunications, $5.80, 8% Sanitation Water, $3.47, 5% General Revenues, Charges for Services and Sales are revenues Storm Water Capital Grants and Contributions Sanitary Sewer,$14.91, $3.89, 20% 6% Charges for Services and Sales= are revenues generated directly from those who benefit Total Expenditures $68,863,125 Storm Water Sanitary Sewer, $3.89, 6% generated directly from those who benefit General Revenues Water, $3.47, 5%Capital Grants and Operating Grants and Contributions are specific specific to to a function or program Operating Grants and Contributions are Water, $3.47, 5% Expenditure Categories: Contributions, Total Expenditures = $68,863,125 a function or program (in Millions of Dollars) $1.62, 2% Capital Grants and=Contributions are specific to a function or program General government includes the general functions of the mayor's office, city council offices, law department, finance department, Total Expenditures $68,863,125 Capital Grants and Contributions are specific to a engineering department, municpal court, etc. General Revenues include property taxes, income taxes, and all other revenues not General government includes the general functions such as the mayor's office, city function or program Expenditure Categories: Operating Grantspersons and property includes police, fire, emergency medical services, and dispatchStorm Water, $0.86, 1% Security es the general functions the mayor's office, city council law department, department, General government, $6.35, 9% Charges for finance specific to a Revenues function orinclude program General income taxes, property councilof offices, lawofdepartment, finance offices, department, engineering department, municipal and Contributions, General government includes the general functions of Services the mayor's office, city council offices, law department, finance department, and Sales, includes the street deparment, snow & ice removal, traffic signals, and streettaxes improvements nicpal court, etc. court, etc.Transportation and all other revenues not specific to a $3.55, 5% Sanitation, $2.54, 4% engineering department, municpal court, etc. $53.97, 73% Security of persons and property, perty includes police, fire, emergency medical services, and dispatch function pool, or program Leisure time services include the center older adults, recreational activities including the outdoor parks department, and the Security of persons and property includes police, fire, emergency medical services, $7.40, 11% Security of persons and property includes police, fire,for emergency medical services, and dispatch street deparment,and snow & WCTV ice removal, traffic signals, and street improvements department dispatch Sanitary Sewer includes the operational and capital costs related to the collection Transportation includes the street deparment, snow & ice removal, traffic signals, and street improvements &activities economic development include the building and planning code block grants, Transportation, $3.30, 5% andenforcement, disposal of sanitary seweretc. Transportation includes the street department, snow &pool, ice removal, traffic signals, e the center for older adults,Community recreational including the outdoor parks department, anddepartments, the Total Revenues = $74,059,610 Leisure time Other services includethe thecemetery, center fordog older adults,and recreational including the outdoor pool, parks department, and the and street improvements includes catcher, interest onactivities debt service for governmental activities Water includes the operational and capital costs related to the treatment and Leisure time services, $1.64, 2% WCTV department elopment include the building and planning departments, code enforcement, block grants, etc. distribution of water Leisure time services include the center forthe older adults, recreational activities Telecommunications include cable television, service provider, and VOIP Community & economic development include buildinginternet and planning departments, code enforcement, block grants, etc. Electric, $32.27, 47% thedebt outdoor pool, parks department, andand the capital WCTV department , dog catcher, andincluding interest on service governmental activities Electric includessewer the operational and capital costs related to the transmission and & economic Community Sanitary Sewer for inculdes the operational costs related to the collection 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Chamber of Commerce It’s a Great Day in Wadsworth! Incorporated in 1954, the Wadsworth Area Chamber of Commerce, a nonprofit organization, exists to welcome and help grow new businesses, expand existing businesses, and partner with the community to make Wadsworth a great place to live, work, and play. The Wadsworth Chamber’s 380 members partner with individuals, businesses, and organizations to meet the changing needs of our business economy. The Chamber knows that businesses thrive by providing opportunities for leadership, networking, innovative business programs, education, and community involvement. You can best safeguard your interests by working with other business people through the Wadsworth Chamber, as it promotes an environment that can maximize your investment, business potential, and profitability. Your investment in the Wadsworth Chamber gives you choices for many benefits, including business showcases, monthly membership meetings, Business-After-Hours, web page presence, bulk mailing discounts, member-to-member discounts, a weekly newsletter, affordable and targeted advertising, and, especially, networking. Working together with the other Medina County Chambers, we can offer networking opportunities on a broader base. The Chamber’s committees focus on issues such as education, public affairs, and economic development. By participating, you can make a positive impact while gaining knowledge and contacts that help your business, generate customers, save money, enhance credibility, create alliances, and increase visibility. The Wadsworth Young Professionals,
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a community outreach of the Chamber, is a group dedicated to providing its members a welcoming environment to grow professionally, develop new leadership skills, and most importantly, have fun. The Wadsworth Chamber Board of Directors believes in volunteering with other nonprofit 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 Wadsworth area business community is bold, innovative, and knows that by working together we all have a better opportunity at success. It’s a great day in Wadsworth and a great day to be a member of the Wadsworth Area Chamber of Commerce!
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2022 Wadsworth Area Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors EXECUTIVE BOARD Kathy Breitenbucher, President Medina County Economic Development Corporation Matt Addis, Vice President Corwin & Co./ Wadsworth Young Professionals
Steve Good Bellezza Avanti Spa/Salon Ashley Manfull Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease, LLP Chris Maxwell Soprema, Inc.
Dustin Fowkes, Secretary OneDigital
Zig Novak Advanced Insurance Designs, Inc.
Doug Beeman, Treasurer Wadsworth City Schools
Michael Reese Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Stouffer Realty
Joe McNeill, Past President Westfield Bank DIRECTORS
Luke Smith Summa Health System
Zach Berger Berger Insurance Agency, LLC
Tom Strong Business Communication Specialists
Annette Cannone Community Volunteer
Heather Taylor GlitterGirl Media
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Seated: Janie Parish, Executive Director; Kathy Breitenbucher, Medina County Economic Development Corporation, President; Matt Addis, Vice-President, Corwin & Co.; Dustin Fowkes, OneDigital, Secretary; Doug Beeman, Wadsworth City Schools, Treasurer; Stephanie Zingaro, Member Benefits Coordinator/Bookkeeper Second row: Zach Berger, Berger Insurance Agency; Luke Smith, Summa Health System; Ashley Manfull, Vorys, Sater, Seymour, & Pease, LLP; Mike Reese, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices, Stouffer Realty; Tom Strong, Business Communication Specialists; Annette Cannone, Community Volunteer Back row: Rebecca True, Van’s Auto Service & Tire Pros; Brandon Davis, Palecek, McIlvaine, Hoffmann, & Morse, LPA; Zig Novak, Advanced Insurance Designs, Inc.; Steve Good, Bellezza Avanti Spa/Salon Missing: Joe McNeill, Past President, Westfield Bank; Chris Maxwell, Soprema, Inc.; Heather Taylor, GlitterGirl Media; Laura Brocklehurst, Brock11 Consulting, Ex-Officio
EX-OFFICIO Laura Brocklehurst Brock11 Consulting STAFF Janie Parish Executive Director Stephanie Zingaro Member Benefits Coordinator/ Bookkeeper
Education Students 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. Total enrollment is approximately 4,500 students. The high school and community center complex allows the school to share community space with the City of Wadsworth, Summa WadsworthRittman 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 space. This partnership allows cost savings through shared services. The district offers a host of extracurricular activities in which students can participate, including 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 kindergarten through sixth grade. Parents are very active in the district with numerous booster clubs to support academics, sports, and band. PTO is the parentteacher 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 on the web at www.wadsworthschools.org and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/WadsworthCitySchools. Dr. Andrew Hill, Superintendent
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Whether students are in the classroom learning or in the gym enjoying indoor recess, one of the best things about being a Grizzly is making friends!
Students interested in drama have opportunities to perform throughout the school year.
Students in the Four Cities Compact Automotive Technology Program can leave high school with a large number of ASE (Automotive Service Excellence) industryrecognized certifications.
An Education Everyone Desires Nestled in the southeast corner of
Medina County, in the rural community of Wadsworth, sits one of only three Catholic elementary schools in the county. Sacred Heart of Jesus School is a hidden gem where children from Pre-K through eighth grade can learn about God in a Christcentered, faith and family oriented place. Small class sizes provide an environment for students to receive the individualized attention they deserve. Dedicated, caring teachers incorporate service and worship into each school day. Students are able to participate in daily prayer and attend Mass weekly at Sacred Heart Parish. Teachers and parents work together to provide the spiritual, moral and academic foundation students need to successfully transition into ninth grade. Sacred Heart alumni have gone on to become high school valedictorians and national merit finalists. What a great experience to feel Jesus’s love and spirit at the “Heart!”
Once again, Sacred Heart of Jesus School collected food items for our annual food drive to benefit the St. Vincent dePaul food pantry. Students were able to collect over 15,000 food items and toiletries. Thank you to all the families who donated to those in need. Our St. Vincent dePaul society is very grateful!
Director: Cassie Hartzler • Scholarships are available!
Growing Together In Christ A Catholic school for grades PreK through 8th. RACIAL NON-DISCRIMATION POLICY Sacred Heart of Jesus School admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs and athletic and other school-administered programs.
Sacred Heart of Jesus School 110 Humbolt Ave., Wadsworth 44281 • (330) 334-6272 www.sacredheartexcellence.com The early literacy play area at Wadsworth Public Library.
Exploration for Every Age Wadsworth Public Library has
now served the community as a destination for people of all ages and walks of life for over 95 years. Our service begins at the beginning, with books, programming and opportunity for handson, interactive play that feeds the hungry curiosity and joy of reading for our youngest patrons. Hands-on learning and physically engaging play
come together in our early literacy play area, where children explore a world of shapes, colors, words and images through movement. Thanks to generous funding from the Wadsworth Public Library Foundation, our early literacy play area expanded in the spring of 2022, offering more opportunities for children and caregivers to explore and play. For more information, visit www.wadsworthlibrary.com.
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Robin Laubaugh, Mayor, City of Wadsworth Dr. Andrew Hill, Superintendent, Wadsworth City Schools
Janie Parish, Executive Director, Wadsworth Chamber of Commerce
Wadsworth Robin Hart, Pastor, Northside Christian Church
Business & Community Leaders
Amanda Ondrey, Realtor MC Real Estate
Aubrey Harmath, LNHA, CDP, Administrator, The Village of St. Edward
Lisa & Michael Reynolds, Owners, Pine Valley Golf Club
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Mike Kovack, Medina County Auditor
Geri & Steve Good, Owners, Bellezza Avanti Salon & Spa
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, Christcentered 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.
autonomy, privacy and independence.
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.
About The Village of St. Edward The Village of St. Edward, operating in Fairlawn since 1964, is a Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC) providing services and residency for senior citizens. Initially founded by the Diocese of Cleveland and the Sisters of St. Dominic of Akron, The Village is dedicated to meeting patients’ and residents’ spiritual, physical and psychosocial needs in a faith-based environment.
Located at 880 Main Street in Wadsworth, the Village of St. Edward offers independent living, assisted living and memory care living arrangements and services. Recognizing the need for high quality services for seniors, The Village provides residents and their families a continuum of care as their needs change. The Wadsworth campus offers a safe and secure environment that maximizes each resident’s abilities with respect, dignity,
In keeping with The Village’s mission of lifelong care, residents and their families will never be asked to relocate should their finances change. The Village of St. Edward at Wadsworth will continue the healing ministry of Jesus to the aging and chronically ill and their families, always recognizing the sacredness of life and the dignity of each person.
Aubrey Harmath, LNHA, CDP, Administrator, Wadsworth
MISSION: The Village of St. Edward Community supports and enriches lives with compassionate, Christ-centered care.
In person or virtual tours can be scheduled by calling 234-217-8735 880 Main St., Wadsworth • www.vsecommunities.org www.wadsworthcity.com
Bellezza Avanti Spa/Salon
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Medina County Auditor
ellezza Avanti Spa/Salon has been in business since 1997. Owners Geri and Steve Good bought a small salon tucked away in an alley in February of 1997 and have transformed the salon and spa into what is it today. They moved to their current location in 2007 and continue to grow their team, services, and product offerings. Since then, two of their top stylists, Katie Vargo and Becky Grywalski have become shareholders of the company. The salon focuses on exceeding guest’s expectations, having a great team culture and phenomenal education for their team. Bellezza Avanti loves giving back to the community, holding cut-a-thons and fundraisers for various local causes. Bellezza Avanti Spa/Salon hours are Sunday 12pmSteve and Geri Good 6pm, Monday through Thursday 8am-9pm, Friday 8am-8pm and Saturday 8am-4pm. For more information about products, promotions, and their extensive list of services, to purchase gift cards or products or to book online go to www.bellezzaavanti. com and follow them on Facebook and Instagram!
our Auditor’s Office wants to make sure you pay no more than your fair share of property taxes. Are you receiving your Owner Occupied Tax Reduction? This is a tax break YOU MUST APPLY FOR. Check your tax bill, check online at www.medinacountyauditor.org or call the Auditor’s Office at 330-725-9754 to see if you’re receiving this reduction. Your Auditor’s Office squeezes every dime out of your tax dollar. They’re spending the same amount today as was spent in 1992, a time frame when overall county expenses doubled! During the last reappraisal, the Medina County Auditor’s Office had the lowest cost per parcel among all Ohio counties! They are committed to excellence in serving Medina County! A Wadsworth High graduate, Auditor Kovack holds degrees in business administration, biology & secondary Mike Kovack, education from Bowling Green State and a Medina County Auditor master’s in public finance from the University of Akron. A 28-year Navy veteran with three combat tours in Iraq and the Persian Gulf, Kovack retired with the rank of Commander in 2014.
Schedule your appointment today by calling 330-336-8411 1114 Williams Reserve Blvd., Suite A
Medina County Auditor • 144 N. Broadway in Medina • 330-725-9754 www.medinacounyauditor.org
Lisa and Michael D. Reynolds Sr.
began my journey as pastor of Northside Christian Church over 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 Senior Minister Robin Hart love to join you on your journey. Northside Christian Church 7615 Ridge Rd., Wadsworth Worship With Us In-Person and Online! 330-336-4622 • www.northsideweb.org
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Pine Valley Golf Club
ine Valley Golf Club, celebrating its 60th anniversary this season, opened in 1962 as a semi-private course designed to appeal to both the serious and casual golfer. In the early 1970’s it was purchased by the Parsons family and continued under their ownership until acquired by longtime Wadsworth residents Michael and Lisa Reynolds in 2018. Offering gently rolling hills and scenic surroundings Pine Valley provides an unmatched variety of beautiful, mature trees amongst a kaleidoscope of foliage. It is widely considered one of the best course designs in the area, and is a welcoming, family owned 18-hole public golf course with the goal of providing a quality golf experience at an affordable rate. As Wadsworth’s ONLY hometown course, Pine Valley Golf Club provides online Lisa and Michael Reynolds Sr. booking, league and outing options, as well as a newly remodeled clubhouse and deck overlooking the course. Offering a multitude of draft and canned beer, as well as food and other beverage choices, Pine Valley Golf Club is the perfect place for your total golf experience. Pine Valley Golf Club • 469 Reimer Rd., Wadsworth, OH 44281 Pro Shop: 330-335-3375 • www.pinevalleyohio.com
Celebrating 10 Years
s a cornerstone of the Wadsworth Community Center, the Wadsworth YMCA, celebrating its 10-year anniversary, offers programming and amenities that welcome all ages and abilities. Specialty classes include warm water aerobics, personal training, an indoor track, state-ofthe-art fitness equipment and a full range of swim instruction. Free daily group exercise classes, Child Watch for parents and sports leagues for school aged children and adults are also offered. Summer Camp, year ‘round Fun Days and the amazing Grizzly Outdoor Pool provide members the opportunity to live healthy and stay happy. Financial assistance is available. Wadsworth YMCA is open 7 days a week. And, because it’s part of the Akron Area YMCA association, members may visit all Summit County branches, including the Lake Anna YMCA, now open 24 hours a day/ 7 days a week. Find out more at akronymca.org/wadsworth.
Amanda Ondrey Team
ur Mission Statement: A compassionate, results-driven team providing knowledgeable representation and honest communication. The Amanda Ondrey Team offers seven full-time REALTORS at your service: Amanda Ondrey, Jennifer Tenney, Lisa Inestroza, Brandi Bux, Brooke Jones, Justina Kline and Chelsea Obradovich; along with full time administrative staff. With nearly 70 years of combined real estate sales experience and backgrounds in marketing, business management and customer service, the team offers a wealth of experience and knowledge to their clients. The office is conveniently located in Downtown Wadsworth. “Living, working, and being involved in the communities that we serve allows us to stay on top of the ever-changing local real estate market trends,” states Amanda. “We understand, firsthand, what makes living Amanda Ondrey in Wadsworth unique and special.” Trusting a local, experienced team to help you navigate the home buying and selling process is paramount and The Amanda Ondrey Team looks forward to helping you find your way home!
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Summa Health Orthopedic Institute
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he newly opened Summa Health Joint Replacement Center of Excellence, located on the Summa Health System – Barberton Campus, is dedicated to providing high-quality comprehensive orthopedic care for hip and knee replacement. With a mission to help eliminate pain and restore function to joints, our multidisciplinary team works closely with patients to diagnosis problems and customize individualized treatment solutions. We are committed to keeping you informed and helping you be an active partner in your healthcare. Special features include: • Orthopedic nurse navigator to guide you through each phase of care • Joint Effort Academy, a comprehensive preoperative education program • State-of-the-art facility with eight private patient suites, a family waiting room and valet parking • Robotic surgery and innovative procedures, like digital hip navigation and minimally invasive anterior hip replacement • Same-day discharge for patients who qualify The Summa Health Joint Replacement Center of Excellence welcomes new patients. Contact us today to learn more. 877-203-0686
Health & Wellness Orthopedic Care From Head to Toe Does your lower back ache? Does your shoulder burn? Is your knee stiff or ankle swollen? If the answer is “yes” and the condition is affecting your lifestyle, don’t wait to seek treatment. The earlier you talk with an orthopedic specialist, the more treatment options may be available and the faster your recovery can occur. The Summa Health Orthopedic Institute offers a wide range of orthopedic services to treat both recent and chronic conditions affecting the entire musculoskeletal system, such as: ■ Hands:
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Care Sports Medicine: Sprains and strains, dislocations and more
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The Medina County Health Department has protected your health since 1918 and has been nationally accredited since 2015. Services are partially supported by your property tax health levy. Equal opportunity provider. This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as part of an award totaling $650,000 with a portion ﬁnanced with non-governmental sources. The contents are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the oﬃcial views of, nor an endorsement, by HRSA,HHS, or the U.S. Government.
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Summa Health orthopedic teams focus on personalized, coordinated care with customized treatment options, including the latest nonsurgical and surgical approaches. So don’t let a problem with your bones, joints, cartilage, ligaments, muscles or tendons keep you from enjoying life. Schedule a same-day/next-day appointment today at 877.203.0686 or visit summahealth.org/ortho.
Acne can affect anyone Often mistaken for a skin condition that is exclusive
to teenagers, acne can in fact strike men and women of all ages. It is estimated that acne affects almost ten percent of the population. It’s a myth that only teenagers or those with unclean habits or junk food addictions get acne. It is true that most of the people we treat at Trillium Creek Dermatology are young adults, but we frequently treat cases in children and mature adults as well. Acne originates within the pores, or hair follicles, of the skin. It is most commonly found on the face but can also appear on the back and the chest.
The good news is that it is possible to control your breakouts Acne pimples are distressing, and untreated acne can lead to inflammation, infection of the pores, and the development of pustules, nodules, and even large cysts. Skin can become pock-marked and scarred, persisting long after the underlying cause has faded. People who suffer from acne vulgaris can be very selfconscious of their condition, particularly in social situations. This can lead to psychological problems including anxiety and depression. The good news is that it is possible to control your breakouts, especially if they are treated early and managed well. Call Trillium Creek Dermatology at 330.725.0569 or visit us online at TCOhio.com – we have a full range of treatments to help clear up your skin.
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Homes & Real Estate It’s the Little Things Preparing your home for a listing can be a lot of work — from cleaning to staging, you always want to position your home in a way that impresses potential buyers. However, when it comes to home sales, it's the little things that tend to often have the biggest impact. A lot of minor issues that may not give you a second thought may cause a buyer to hesitate before moving forward. If you're getting ready to list your home, don't sweat major renovations. Instead, your time may be better spent focusing on the little things that can make a big difference. Here are some examples: Clutter
Too many personal items, overflowing closets, and junk lying around can all be off-putting to a buyer. Clutter can ruin a buyer's perception in two ways: it can make your home appear small, stuffy, and cramped, which can give off the impression that the home is too small. When a buyer is
surrounded by someone else's clutter, it can be difficult for them to picture themselves living in the home. Decluttering is one of the most important things you can do before listing your home.
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Loud, bright colors may be your style, but it can be a turnoff to many buyers who don't share your same taste in color. If your paint colors consist of bold tones, you may want to consider painting over them with a nice neutral shade. Give your buyers a blank slate to work with.
Many sellers become nose blind to certain smells and weird odors over time, but buyers will be quick to pick up on the scent of pets, mold, and clothes. If your home has a bit of a musty smell, you can bet the buyers will notice. Make an effort to eliminate any source of foul odors before listing your home. If you're going to use any candles or scents, be sure they're not too strong.
Poor Patching And Touch-Ups
If patching holes and paint touch-ups are not your specialty, it might be best to leave these to a professional. A poor attempt at filling holes in the wall or touching-up paint can create quite an eyesore. Instead, call a professional painter or carpenter to come in and freshen up the space.
Cracked tiles or loose and squeaky floorboards can give buyers the impression that your home is in disrepair. It's also one of the very first things buyers will notice when touring the home. Spend a bit of time fixing-up flooring before listing your home on the market.
Dead Light Bulbs
Don't leave your buyers in the dark. Flipping a nonfunctioning light switch when touring a home can leave a bad impression. Make sure all bulbs are working and your
light switches are functioning, so buyers can truly get a sense of each room. Major upgrades and renovations may not be necessary before listing your home. Instead, focus on the small, inexpensive repairs that can have a major impact on the outcome of your home sale. If you're thinking about selling, contact The Amanda Ondrey Team at 330-802-9618 to schedule a complimentary consultation!
Parks & Recreation The City of Wadsworth welcomes you and your family to enjoy the natural beauty and recreational offerings of our city’s parks. Whether you’re looking for a peaceful walk, active recreation, a meeting place with friends and family, or just somewhere to exercise your dog, you’re sure to find something to meet your need. The parks are maintained and operated by the City of Wadsworth and community volunteers associated with the Friends of Wadsworth Trails (FoWT). For more information, visit www.wadsworthcity.com or www.fowt.org. CITY CITY CITY OF OF OF
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THE WADSWORTH COMMUNITY CENTER is the culmination of the vision and partnership of the City of Wadsworth, Wadsworth City Schools, The YMCA, Summa Health 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-of-the-art facility offering recreation, health, and senior facilities, all in one convenient location.
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2-Mile 2-Mile 2-Mile Biking Biking Biking and and and Hiking Hiking Hiking Trail! Trail! Trail!
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Senior Living Supporting Successful Aging! The Soprema Senior Center & Café is located
at 617 School Drive on the vibrant multi-generational Wadsworth High School & Community Center campus. A department of the City of Wadsworth, the Center takes great pride in offering traditional senior programming paired with For nearly 10 years, the Wadsworth Older Adults Foundation has supported the a wide array of new and innovative opportunities. Serving Sewing Seniors. Under the leadership of Cathy Hall, close to 200 creative, innovative one of Wadsworth’s fastest growing populations, it offers free and useful items have been made and wonderful friendships have been fostered. Twice annually they sew for local charities. Here the ladies celebrate their first membership to those aged 55+ living in Wadsworth and the Summer Quilt! surrounding communities and is the premier gathering place If you are interested in participating in this free class contact the Soprema Senior in the area for senior citizens. Center and get your name on the waitlist…you’ll be so happy you did! During the pandemic, the Soprema Senior Center quickly became known as a “Senior Center Without Walls” and now, Donations are accepted from the community through the through technology, has been able to expand programming Wadsworth Older Adults Foundation. The WOAF is an to offer a unique hybrid concept for select programs, giving integral part of the offerings that the Center is able to give participants the option to attend in person or from home to the community. To learn more, please visit them at www. (or even while traveling!). Stop in to pick up the latest wadswortholderadultsfoundation.org. Also, be sure to notice calendar of activities and events or visit their website at the beautiful pavilion that the WOAF recently donated as it www.wadsworthcity.com/SopremaSeniorCenter. The Soprema Senior Center is currently open Monday through Friday from not only serves as the Center’s new outdoor landmark, it also has expanded their programming and dining possibilities. 9:00am – 4:00pm. The best way to learn more about the Soprema Senior The Soprema Café, operated by Medina Creative Housing, Center is to stop by in person and actually see everything in is open to the public on weekdays from 7:30am – 2:00pm action. You can also contact the Center via email at and serves a nice variety of fresh and tasty food options, including breakfast all day, daily lunch specials and delicious email@example.com or by phone at 330-335-1513. More than ever before, seniors appreciate this wonderful gem in coffee that is locally roasted right here in Medina County. Wadsworth where they can gather in person and engage with Not only does the Café serve as a dining hot spot for the others. New members and visitors are always welcome! community as well as a gathering place for seniors, it also serves as a training site for individuals with developmental disabilities. Be sure to make plans to stop in for a bite soon – your taste buds will thank you! The Soprema Senior Center is supported by the City of Wadsworth, the Wadsworth Older Adults Foundation (WOAF) and many Professional Friends. Through their generous support, senior center membership perks include free daily programs and activities, a quarterly newsletter publication (mailed to Wadsworth City residents) as well as designated walking times on The WOAF continues to provide the technology for seniors to enjoy hybrid programs at the Soprema Senior Center. the YMCA indoor walking track. It’s great to see so many participants! www.wadsworthcity.com
Main Street Wadsworth
Visit Charming Downtown Wadsworth Enjoy the very best of small town America! Visit
charming Main Street Wadsworth (MSW), a revitalized historic downtown business district featuring over 30 unique shops and restaurants. Visit downtown Wadsworth the first Friday of each month for a fun and free "First Friday" event 5:30-8:30 p.m. The Main Street Wadsworth Farmers Market (151 Main Street) is alive with fresh homegrown produce and local homemade items every Saturday 9-12 from June 11 to September 24, 2022. The heart of the Wadsworth community,
Pine Valley, widely considered one of the best course designs in the area, is a welcoming, family owned 18 hole public golf course. Our goal is to provide a quality golf experience at an affordable rate.
Medina County’s Best Kept Secret 469 Reimer Rd. Wadsworth 330-335-3375 Your Total Golf Experience!
Wadsworth’s ONLY hometown course, serving players from all of Northeast Ohio. • Online booking • Leagues • Outings • Remodeled Clubhouse • Outdoor Deck • Cold Beverages • Food
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Main Street Wadsworth is proud to be celebrating its 6th year as Ohio's 22nd accredited Main Street Community. In addition to events, MSW coordinates downtown grants, is pursuing a National Register of Historic Districts designation, offers assistance to downtown businesses, manages a downtown art mural program, and provides many volunteer opportunities through its Design Team, Economic Vitality Team, Promotion Team, and Organization Team. Want to learn more? E-mail Executive Director Adrianne Patrick at firstname.lastname@example.org. Follow us!: www.facebook.com/MainStreetWadsworth and www.mainstreetwadsworth.org. #ADowntownUnmatched.
2022 MAIN STREET WADSWORTH SCHEDULE
MAY 6 FIRST FRIDAY: OUT OF THIS WORLD JUNE 3 FIRST FRIDAY: SAFETY FORCES UNITE! JULY 1 (SAT.) FIREWORKS & FOOD TRUCKS 5:00 P.M.-DARK AUGUST 5 FIRST FRIDAY: UP, UP & AWAY! FEATURING THE AMERICAN LEGION PIG ROAST SEPTEMBER 2 FIRST FRIDAY: PICKLE PALOOZA OCTOBER 7 FALL FEST OCTOBER 20 SCARE ON THE SQUARE FEATURING WADSWORTH THRILLER (5-8 P.M.) NOVEMBER 4 FIRST FRIDAY: MADE IN WADSWORTH NOVEMBER 18 CANDLELIGHT WALK NOVEMBER 26 SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY - ALL DAY DECEMBER 2 A MAIN STREET CHRISTMAS FOLLOW EVENTS AT WWW.FACEBOOK.COM/MAINSTREETWADSWORTH AS THE EVER POPULAR FIRST FRIDAYS WILL CONTINUE EVERY FIRST FRIDAY OF 2023!
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Important Phone Numbers CITY ADMINISTRATION
FIRE/EMS Station One 330-335-2849
City Hall Receptionist 330-335-1521
Station Two 330-335-2851
Building & Planning (Inspections, High Grass, Junk Cars, Plan Approvals) 330-335-2753
Police Non-Emergency 330-334-1511
City Income Tax Office 330-335-2745 Citylink (Cale, Internet, Phone Service) 330-335-2888
Recreation Center/YMCA 330-334-9622 Sanitation & Transfer Station 330-335-2847 Soprema Senior Center & Café 330-335-1513
Electric (Outages, Service Connections, Banners) 330-335-2833
Streets & Parks (Park Reservations, Street Trees, Potholes) 330-335-2842
Engineering (Stormwater Issues, Fence Installs, Easements) 330-335-2751
Utilities Office 330-335-2700
Finance Office 330-335-2764
WCTV (Wadsworth Community Television) 619 School Drive 330-336-7919
A public, educational and government access television studio, offering local programming, public meetings and high school sports on Channels 15,16,17,18 on CityLink Cable; 1023,1024,1025 on Spectrum Cable, and on-demand viewing at WatchWCTV.com.
Wadsworth Middle School 330-335-1410
Wadsworth Municipal Court (Pay Your Fines) 330-335-1596
Isham Elementary School 330-335-1440
Water/Sewer (Water Breaks, Sewer Backups) 330-336-2894 After Hours 330-334-1581
WADSWORTH CITY SCHOOLS Administration Offices 524 Broad Street 330-336-3571 Superintendent Dr. Andrew J. Hill
Central Intermediate School 330-335-1480 Franklin Elementary School 330-335-1470
Lincoln Elementary School 330-335-1460 Overlook Elementary School 330-335-1420 Valley View Elementary 330-335-1430 Wadsworth High School Alumni Assoc. 330-289-9403 email@example.com
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Community Information Appraisal & Taxes
Area News Including Events & Special Features Important Pet Information: Licensing, Lost & Found, Adoptable Pets
144 North Broadway Street Medina, Ohio 44256 330-725-9754 Toll Free: 844-722-3800 www.medinacountyauditor.org
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Sacred Heart of Jesus School 110 Humbolt Ave. 330-334-6272
Summa Health Center At Wadsworth-Rittman 521 School Dr. Imaging Services 330-996-8881 Rehabilitation Services 330-334-0705
Northside Christian Academy 7615 Ridge Rd. 330-336-4622
Summa Physicians, Inc. Orthopedics/Sports Medicine 330-334-0035
Wadsworth BMV 123 Broad St., Suite A 330-336-4485
Medina County Career Center 1101 W. Liberty St., Medina 330-725-8461
Medina County Health Dept. 4800 Ledgewood Dr., Medina 330-723-9688 Medina County Sheriff Office 555 Independence Dr., Medina 330-725-0028 Ohio State Highway Patrol 3149 Frantz Rd., Medina 330-725-4921
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Wadsworth Public Library 132 Broad St. 330-334-5761 Wadsworth Post Office 165 Broad St. 330-334-1332
Experience the Flavor When you go to a bar or
restaurant with a brewery in it, much is happening behind the scenes. Whether the establishment is a craft brewery, microbrewery, brewpub or gastropub, certain characteristics help define the type of experience you’ll have. A Microbrewery is a brewery that produces 15,000 barrels or less of beer each year. They must also sell 75% or more of that beer in off-site locations. Some Microbreweries have small tasting rooms or a bar for visiting consumers. A Brewpub is a hybrid between a restaurant and a brewery. It sells at least 25% of its beer on-site in combination with significant food services. At a Brewpub, the beer is primarily brewed for sale inside the restaurant or bar. Where it is legally allowed, Brewpubs may sell beer to go or distribute it to some offsite locations.
A Taproom Brewery is similar to a brewpub in that it sells 25% or more of its beer on site. The main difference is that there are few, if any, food services. In taprooms, the experience is all about the beer itself. Like brewpubs, a taproom may sell to-go beer and perform distributions off-site. A Craft Brewery is, by definition, an independent brewery. Breweries of this scale produce far smaller amounts of beer as compared to their largescale counterparts. The term “craft” has to do with the fact that these breweries emphasize quality beer and tend to view beer production as an art form driven by passion and finely-honed techniques. Stop by Blue Heron Brewery and see if you can determine which of these types of breweries they resemble. Blue Heron Brewery and Event Center, 3227 Blue Heron Trace, Medina, www.blueheronmedina.com.
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Community Information 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, 8:30a – 7:00p M-F, 8:00a – 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. 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! 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. Utility Office 330-335-2700 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: • Stop by City Hall from 8:30 a – 7:00 p to talk to a Customer Service Representative. • 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 our 24-hour drop box located in the parking lot on the North side of City Hall.
The City of Wadsworth offers weekly curbside trash pick-up to the City and surrounding areas. Rates are set by City Ordinance, which means there are no hidden fees, no fuel charges, and no surprises! We offer competitive commercial rates for businesses.
Yard Waste Program
Having a party?
Dumpster rentals are available!
Our Yard Waste Program offers bundled brush and bagged yard waste pick-up at $1/bag.
The $25 Party Plan provides three 96 gallon carts for three days.
Available to be rented for your short-term remodeling or housecleaning needs.
Extra trash between your scheduled collections? Subscribers can also drop off extra trash or large items at our Transfer Station, located at 165 Auble Street.
To start service today, call 330-335-2847
For more information, visit www.wadsworthcity.org
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• S ign up for automatic deduction of your checking account by ACH. • P ay 24/7 through our automated phone system with a credit card by calling 330-335-2700. • P ay over the phone by speaking to a customer service representative by calling 330-335-2700. •M ail your payment with provided self-return envelope. Wadsworth Sanitation Department and Transfer Station 330-335-2847 165 Auble Street; 8:00a - 4:00p M-F, 9:00a – 1:00p on Sat The City of Wadsworth provides solid waste and yard 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 PM 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 or 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 the dog catcher duties. Wadsworth Electric Department 330-335-2833 The City of Wadsworth has owned and operated the 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 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.
Places of Worship Ambassador Baptist Church 620 Trease Rd. 330-336-3221 Apostolic Christian Church 2360 S. Medina Line Rd. 330-335-4444 Bethany Friends Church 8127 Wadsworth Rd. 330-336-2827
The Garage Youth For Christ Garagezoe.com 330-273-5794 Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church 146 High St. 330-334-6501 www.gracewadsworth.com
St. Mark’s Episcopal Church 146 College St. 330-336-0212
Cornerstone Memorial Baptist Church 745 S Medina Line Rd. 330-665-4479 Crossroads Community Church 118 High St. 330-334-2400
Ikon Church 330-410-3445 www.ikonwadsworth.com
Deep Water Community Church 354 Main St. 330-421-1370
Mosaic 130 Main Street., Suite 3 firstname.lastname@example.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
First Christian Church, Disciples of Christ 116 E Boyer St. 330-336-6697 www.fccwadsworth.org
The Restored Church of God 1000 Ambassador Dr. 330-334-2266
Sacred Heart of Jesus 260 Broad St. 330-336-3049 www.shofjesus.com
New Beginnings Church 623 School Dr. (YMCA) 234-248-6810 Northside Christian Church 7615 Ridge Rd. 330 336 4622 www.northsideweb.org Radiant Life Church 844 Hartman Rd. 330-335-1594
First Mennonite Church 405 Trease Rd. 330-331–9289
Reimer Road Baptist Church 1055 Reimer Rd. 216-336-3917
Freshwater Community Church 590 Hartman Rd. 330-336-3561
Ridgewood Baptist Church 7891 Ridge Rd. 330-334-2534
Salvation Army 527 College St. 330-335-2327
Trinity United Church of Christ 215 High St. 330-334-2536 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 wadsworth.thechapel.life The Epicenter Church 311 Weatherstone Dr. PO Box 954 330-703-4235
Wadsworth United Methodist Church
195 Broad St. 330-336-6689 www.wadsworthumc.com
Growing Together In Christ We invite you to be a part of our vibrant, faith-filled community.
Sacred Heart of Jesus Parish
Grace and Truth Church 157 Wadsworth Rd. 330-336-2337
260 Broad Street, Wadsworth 44281 • (330) 336-3049 www.shofjesus.com
The Chapel Wadsworth Sunday services at 9:00am & 10:40am
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Community Information The Wadsworth YMCA is Celebrating Their 10th Anniversary As the cornerstone of the
Wadsworth Community Center, the Wadsworth YMCA, celebrating its 10-year anniversary, offers programs and amenities that welcome all ages and abilities. At the Y, you’ll find more than just a place to work out. With opportunities to connect with new people, develop new skills, and explore new interests, you might just discover a new passion, too! Financial assistance is available. Our impeccably clean facilities are open and ready to help you meet your goals and find community--whatever that looks like for you. Wadsworth YMCA is open seven days a week. Because it’s part of the Akron Area YMCA association, members may visit all Summit County branches, including the Lake Anna YMCA, now open 24 hours a day/7 days a week.
Find out more at akronymca.org/wadsworth 623 School Dr., Wadsworth email@example.com 330-334-9622
What A Concept! A DIY garage for the DIY enthusiast. Wingman Garage opened in 2021 as an automotive shop where anyone can rent time in a professional garage space to perform their own vehicle maintenance and modifications. Bays are rented by appointment, on an hourly basis and are pro-rated to the exact time you use. Everything Wingman has to offer is included in that hourly rate: mechanics tools, specialty items, garage amenities, and a vehicle lift. Need an extra set of hands or an opinion? The staff is always ready to jump in and assist you with your project. Looking for more than a few hours? Check out the packages and membership options available. Whether it be to save money by doing the work yourself or living your passion for anything automotive, Wingman has your back! Booking an appointment is simple, either call 330-336-7564 or fill out the online reservation form at www.wingmangarage.com to start the process. 34
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Community Information Making a Difference It is the way of life. Your smile, your voluntary work,
helping a friend, etc. all makes a difference. There are many things that you can do to make a difference in someone’s life. Opportunities to get involved are abundant. The listed 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 www.goodwillakron.org
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 firstname.lastname@example.org www.bluetipfestival.com
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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 Lion’s Club P.O. Box 215, Wadsworth email@example.com www.lionsclub.org 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 firstname.lastname@example.org www.womansclubofwadsworth. weebly.com
Family Friendly As long-time Wadsworth residents, Michael and Lisa
Reynolds purchased Pine Valley Golf Club to preserve an iconic local landmark and save it from going the way of so many other local public golf courses. Growing up locally they understood the importance of a recreation area for residents of all backgrounds and committed to doing whatever it took to keep it a viable community asset for future generations. Through monetary and sweat equity investment they have upgraded the entire facility by improving playability and creating a welcoming atmosphere in their newly updated clubhouse and grounds. Michael learned to play at the course with his father Edward in the 1970's and values the life lessons that can be learned at a family friendly golf course.
Consequently, Michael and Lisa provide a large amount of time for local youth golfers and are proud to be the home course of the United States Blind Golfers Association. They founded the Edward J. Reynolds Sr. scholarship fund to provide educational assistance to local students who enjoy the game of golf. For more information, visit www.pinevalleyohio.com.
Helping Businesses Make Intelligent Use of Technology Hardware & Software Consulting Custom Programming & Design LAN/WAN Networking System Integrations System & Data Security VoIP & Telephony Implementation 150 Main Street, Wadsworth, OH 44281 330.335.7271 palittoconsulting.com www.wadsworthcity.com
Community Information Spreading Cheer Sue and Patrick Wemmer, the Tandem bike couple, have become very popular as they ride around the community spreading their joy and kindness to everyone they meet. The Wemmers have been biking together since they first began dating 27 years ago. They began by riding individual bikes, but they found out quickly that they could not carry on a conversation while biking. They retired from their jobs in 2015 and pursued the purchase of a tandem bike by doing their research and taking a test drive. The captain (Patrick) sits in the front and steers the bike. The stoker (Sue) sits in the back and cannot see in front of her, so communication is key, especially when turning or hitting bumps, as the person in back could easily fly off the bike! Sue and Patrick enjoy dressing up for holidays and spreading cheer around Wadsworth. During Covid, people began requesting that they visit children and families, which took some logistics to work through, but it was all worth it to bring happiness to everyone. This couple has endurance as they have completed numerous 50, 60 and a 400 mile trip from home to Pittsburgh and then Washington D.C. And safety is first as they always wear helmets!
The Wemmers strive to achieve their goal of spreading cheer throughout the community each and every time they get on their bike and thank Wadsworth for responding to their visits!
Welcome to Wadsworth, Ohio, home of the famous Blue Tip Festival. This five-day celebration features a world class parade, lighting of a 20' blue tip match, amusement rides, festival foods, midway games, and more. Historic Downtown Wadsworth also offers exceptional dining — many with outdoor patios, unique shopping, Farmers Markets with fresh local produce, and First Fridays where you can enjoy art, music and so much more every month. Main Street Wadsworth, a non-profit dedicated to the revitalization of this thriving community, works to support downtown small businesses and helps organize fun events and exciting entertainment. As you
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stroll through downtown, you’ll see an authentic gazebo, war memorial (“The Boy With the Leaky Boot”), eight different heritage art murals, and likely hear their icon Ohiomanufactured Verdin clock in the heart of the square chiming tunes every half hour. Wadsworth proudly offers several scenic parks for hiking, biking, and fishing. For more updates on the happenings around Medina County, visit www.visitmedinacounty.com.
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Dining Guide Alexandri’s 146 Main St. 330-336-0203
Blue Tip BBQ & Grill 130 S. Lyman St. 330-597-0700
Ann’s Pastry Shop 121 High St. 330-335-7441
Bob Evans 151 Park Center Dr. 330-336-8970 Bosco’s Pizza Kitchen 295-B Weatherstone Dr. 330-331-5522
Antonio's Pizzeria LoSchiavo 1050 Williams Reserve Blvd. 330-334-6000 www.antoniospizza.net 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
Blue Heron Brewery & Event Center 3227 Blue Heron Trace, Medina 330-870-2583 www.blueheronmedina.com
Buehler’s Restaurant 175 Great Oaks Trl. 330-336-3588 Buffalo Wild Wings 5050 Eastpointe Dr. 330-764-9464 Burger King 994 High St. 330-334-5510 Casa Del Rio 839 High St. 330-335-4001 China Express 999 High St. 330-336-1888
Dairy Queen 835 High St. 330-336-4714
Giant Eagle Coffee Shop/Deli 825 Ambassador Dr. 330-336-8733
Dolce at the Strand 123 Broad St. 234-217-8007
Gionino’s Pizzeria 138 Akron Rd. 330-334-9191
Domino’s Pizza 117 Main St. 330-336-0330
Great Oaks Tavern 210 Great Oaks Trl., Suite A 330-331-7199
Dunkin' Donuts 809 High St. 330-336-2500
Hong Kong Buffet Sushi Hibachi Lounge 247 Great Oaks Trl. 330-334-5888
El Rincon Mexican Grill 1154 Hinkle Dr. 330-334-0020
Circle L Steakhouse at The Galaxy 201 Park Centre Dr. 330-334-3663 Crafted Cocktail Company 991 High St. 330-334-5080
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Kasai Japanese Restaurant 295 Weatherstone Dr., Unit E 330-334-7141 K.C.’s Sports Pub 346 Main St. 330-336-5100
Chipotle 990 High St. 330-334-5812
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Galaxy Restaurant 201 Park Centre Dr. 330-334-3663 www.galaxyrestaurant.com GetGo Café & Market 951 High St. 234-217-6021
Kentucky Fried Chicken 802 High St. 330-334-4464 Leavitt’s Water Main Grille 339 Main St. 330-331-7757 Little Caesars Pizza 995 High St. 234-217-8663
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Dining Guide Marie’s Restaurant 130 E. Smokerise Dr. 330-334-1000
Pulp 1090 Williams Reserve Blvd. 330-331-7311
McDonald’s 920 High St. 330-336-8100
Rise & Grind 120 High St. 330-331-7167
Menchies Frozen Yogurt 1090 Williams Reserve Blvd., Unit 330 330-334-1800
Robeks Fresh Juice & Smoothies 988 High St. 330-331-7234
New Style Chinese 136 Akron Rd. 330-334-9900 No. 1 Chinese Restaurant 156 Main St. 330-334-6661 Panera Bread 135 Great Oaks Trl. 330-336-4600 Papa John’s Pizza 132 Akron Rd. 330-334-4949 Pizza Hut 142 Great Oaks Trl. 330-336-5700 Pizzazio’s Pizza 157 Broad St. 330-336-1600
Valley Cafe 101 High St. 330-331-7555 Wadsworth Brewing Company 126 Main St. 330-475-4935
Subway 141 Main St. 330-336-3031
Wadsworth Downtown Deli 153 Broad St. 330-331-4983
Romeo’s Pizza 176 Great Oaks Trl. 330-336-8900
Taco Bell 973 High St. 330-336-9242
Wadsworth Tavern 292 Main St. 330-331-4509
Sonnet’s Espresso Bar & Restaurant 117 College St. 330-336-5557
Tailgators Sports Pub & Grille 469 College St. 330-334-5151
Wayback Burgers 1090 Williams Reserve Blvd. 330-334-5045
Soprema Senior Center & Café 617 School Dr. 330-335-1513
The Galaxy Sports Bar/ Dining Room/Banquet Center 201 Park Centre Dr. 330-334-3663
Speedway Speedy Café 1160 Akron Rd. 330-336-6711
The Sub Station and Pizzeria 116 High St. 330-336-9480
Spunkmeyer’s Pub 993 High St. 330-334-5080
The Wine Room at The Galaxy Restaurant 201 Park Centre Dr. 330-334-3663
Starbucks 988 High St. 330-334-0391
ACCOUNTANTS/ FINANCIAL SERVICES
CABLE, INTERNET, TELEPHONE & HOME ENERGY
H & R Block.................................. p 9 www.hrblock.com/sbs
City of Wadsworth-Citilink......... p 3 www.wadsworthcitylink.com
CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
Palecek, McIlvaine, Hoffmann & Morse Co., LPA............................ p 9 www.pmhmlaw. com
Wadsworth Chamber of Commerce........................p 10-11 www.wadsworthchamber.com
Medina County Auditor...... p 16, 28 www.medinacountyauditor.org
Northside Christian Church.................................. p 16, 31 www.northsideweb.org
AUTO MAINTENANCE/ REPAIR SERVICES
Sacred Heart of Jesus Church... p 31 www.shofjesus.com
Sub Zero Ice Cream & Yogurt 300 Weatherstone Dr. 330-334-4004
Unwined 132 Main St. 330-475-4934
Subway 989 High St. 330-334-0044
Jiffy LubeWadsworth.............Inside back cover www.jiffylube.com
Starbucks (located inside Target) 1183 Williams Reserve Blvd. 330-335-2610
The Chapel Wadsworth Campus................. p 31 wadsworth.thechapel.life
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Wendy’s 125 Great Oaks Trl. 330-331-4970 Whitehouse Chicken 199 Great Oaks Trl. 330-335-6000 Word of Mouth BBQ 962 Broad St. 330-990-5550 Zeppe’s Pizzeria 295 Weatherstone Dr. 330-336-8300
CIVIL ENGINEERING & LAND SURVEYING
DERMATOLOGISTS/ SKIN & COSMETIC SURGERY
Lewis Land Professionals Inc.... p 35 www.landprosinc.com
Trillium Creek Dermatology................. p 19, 20, 21 www.trilliumcreekohio.com
COMMUNITY CENTER/FITNESS Wadsworth YMCA Community Center.............. p 17, 19 www.akronymca.org/wadsworth
EMPLOYMENT SERVICES Ohio Means JobsMedina County............................ p 8 www.ohiomeansjobs.com/medina
COMMUNITY TELEVISION WCTV-Wadsworth Community Television.............. p 39 wctv.wadsworthcity.com
FUNERAL HOME Hilliard-Rospert Funeral Home............................ p 35 www.hilliardrospert.com
COMPUTER CONSULTANTS Palitto Consulting Services....... p 37 www.palittoconsulting.com
GOLF COURSE Pine Valley Golf Club.......... p 16, 26 www.pinevalleyohio.com
CREDIT UNIONS Medina County Federal Credit Union.............................. p 28 www.medfed.com
GRAPHIC DESIGN Eyedeal Graphics....................... p 35 www.eyedealgraphics.com
HAIR SALON & SPA SERVICES
Bellezza Avanti Spa/Salon..... p 8, 16 www.bellezzaavanti.com
Antonio's Pizzeria LoSchiavo...... p 1 www.antoniospizza.net
Medina County Health Department............................... p 18 www.medinahealth.org
Berkshire Hathaway Stouffer Realty-Johanna Perrino............. p 35 email@example.com
HEATING & COOLING SERVICES
Jennifer Campanella-RealtorKeller Williams........................... p 22 www.mymedinaagent.com
Kimmel Heating & Air Conditioning.................... p 22 www.kimmelheatingandair.com
HEATING, COOLING & PLUMBING
The Amanda Ondrey Team/ M.C. Real Estate................................ ................. Inside ft. cover, 17, 22 , 23 www.Amandaondrey.com
Anchor Heating, Air Conditioning & Plumbing................................ p 29
Wadsworth Real Estate Inc....... p 23 www.wadworthrealestate.com
HOSPITALS & MEDICAL FACIITIES
Summa Health...p 17, 18, Back cover www.summahealth.com
INSURANCE Berger Insurance Agency, LLC................................ p 35 www.shelterinsurance.com/zberger Jeffery Protects.......................... p 35 www.jefferyprotects.com
Antonio's Pizzeria LoSchiavo...... p 1 www.antoniospizza.net El Rincon Mexican Grill............. p 39 www.elrinconrestaurantwadsworth.com
SANITATION SERVICES City of WadsworthSanitation Dept......................... p 30 www.wadsworthcity.org
SCHOOLS/PRIVATE LIBRARY Wadsworth Public Library......... p 13 www.wadsworthlibrary.com
MANUFACTURING Akro-Mils/Myers Industries Inc. p 6 www.akro-mils.com Foundation Wellness................. p 19 www.foundationwellness.com
Northside Christian School....... p 13 www.northsideweb.org Sacred Heart of Jesus School.... p 13 www.sacredheartexcellence.com
SENIOR SERVICES The Village of St. Edward......... p 15 www.vsecommunities.org
SPA/SALON Radici Plastics USA, Inc................ p 6 www.radicigroup.com
MORTGAGE LOAN SERVICES Primary Residential Mortgage, Inc............................ p 35 www.myprimeres.com/
ORTHOPEDIC SERVICES Summa Health Orthopedic Institute..............p 17, 18, Back cover www.summahealth.org/ortho
PHYSICAL & OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY
M-F 8am-6pm Sat 8am-5pm Sun Closed
Mention the Wadsworth Chamber of Commerce for $25 off your premium oil change *Valid only at this location. Exp date 12/31/2022.
Bellezza Avanti Spa/Salon..... p 8, 16 www.bellezzaavanti.com
VISITOR'S BUREAU/ TOURISM INFORMATION Medina County Convention & Visitors Bureau....................... p 38 www.visitmedinacounty.com
WINDOW TREATMENTS/ WALLCOVERINGS Nancy's Draperies...................... p 40 www.nancysdraperies.com
Next Level Therapy.................... p 35 www.nextleveltherapy.net
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