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COMMUNITY LEADERS

16 EDUCATION 18 HEALTH & WELLNESS 22 PARKS & RECREATION 23 COMMUNITY INFORMATION 28 WADSWORTH CHURCHES

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28 CHAMBER OF COMMERCE 30 WADSWORTH MAP 32 DINING GUIDE 33 ADVERTISER INDEX

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ON THE COVER: Area Business and Community Leaders, see page 11. COVER LOCATION: Newly opened and located at 880 Main Street in Wadsworth, The Village of St. Edward offers independent living, assisted living and memory care living arrangements and services in its 106-unit senior living community. Tours can be scheduled by calling 234-217-8735 or by visiting www. vsecommunities.org. PHOTOGRAPHER: Glen Rutherford, Glen Rutherford Photography.

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Wadsworth!

Welcome to

The 2019 Wadsworth Magazine & Community Guide is here! This valuable source of

information is updated yearly for our residents and for those who might visit. Interested individuals can find convenient access to excellent health care, superb schools, a variety of professional services, numerous grocery stores and popular shopping opportunities, as well as many locations in which to relax, stay healthy and have fun. 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. Our internet services feature new, faster speeds to residential customers and speeds up to 1 Gig for businesses! This year, we are providing data storage services to help businesses with their off-site storage needs. Last year, we completed the Downtown Revitalization Grant program to help and encourage downtown businesses to invest in their buildings. A streetscape improvement plan is being created this year to improve and redevelop the public spaces

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in the area, with construction estimated to begin next year. At the north end of town, the widening of High Street makes travel to businesses and SR-76 quick and efficient. And on the east end of town, Wadsworth Crossings provides several shopping opportunities, with more development planned in the near future. Just south of town, The Village of Robin Laubaugh Mayor, St. Edward opened a beautiful new senior City of Wadsworth living facility. We continue working to attract businesses that will help support the community’s economy and infrastructure, while recognizing the value and importance of preserving the smaller businesses that are the backbone of our town. Whether you are looking for a homey café for breakfast or lunch, a more sophisticated dining experience or a variety of shopping choices, Wadsworth has what you’re looking for. I invite you to come see our City on the First Friday evening of each month in the downtown square. 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, Instagram and Twitter, and the opportunity on the home page to sign up for emergency alerts from the Wireless Emergency Alert System (WENS).

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A Community

Unmatched

Wadsworth is a “community unmatched,” says Robert

Patrick, Director of Public Service, a phrase that was adopted in 2018 as the city’s new tag line. The pun plays on Wadsworth’s rich industrial history, most popularly represented by the old Ohio Match Co. whose factory was, at one time, the largest in the world, producing more than 300 million wooden and paper safety matches each day. The massive plant closed in 1987 but is still celebrated each June at the five-day Blue Tip Festival. “We are a very welcoming community with a lot to offer,” Patrick says. “People who have lived here all their lives are very open to newcomers who bring fresh ideas and new ways of thinking. Everybody feeds on the energy that we’re creating here.” Wadsworth’s location, Patrick says, is convenient for residents who commute to larger cities to work and a distinct advantage for local businesses. “Being right on I-76 and very close to I-71, we have highway access to anywhere,” he says. “We’re Robert Patrick, Director of Public Services only 20 minutes from the Akron-

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Canton Airport and only 35 minutes from Cleveland Hopkins International Airport.” Meanwhile, he says, Wadsworth touts a robust park system and a lot of wonderful recreational opportunities.

“Over the years, city leaders have tried to be at the forefront of innovative ideas to service the community and allow us to function independently as a city.” — Robert Patrick, Director of Public Services

“We have an excellent school district with high ratings,” he adds. Those, he suggests, are just a few of the reasons why Wadsworth has been one of the fastest growing cities in Ohio over the past several years. “One of the things that makes us truly unique is that the city provides all of the utilities to residents and business, including electric, water, sewer, trash collection, internet and cable television, all on a single bill,” Patrick says. The city has owned and operated its own electric


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Supplemental coverage for all life’s moments.

distribution system since 1916. Local ownership, the city says, insures a greater commitment to service for residential, commercial and industrial users while providing lower rates, a voice in our power supply portfolio, unique service options, and award-winning reliability. Residents can save more money by participating in voluntary “Peak Rewards,” a program that regulates power usage during peak times using a programmable thermostat, and the “Right Time Pricing” program that offers lower rates for using power during off-peak times. “Over the years, city leaders have tried to be at the forefront of innovative ideas to service the community and allow us to function independently as a city,” Patrick says. “Our municipally-operated cable, internet and voice service, CityLink, is very reliable and offers high-speed internet access up to 1 GIG. This year we further expanded our unique offerings by opening our datacenter that provides offsite co-location of critical hardware for local companies and organizations.” The City also operates its own television station which not only provides local coverage of government and school events and activities but also allows residents to produce their own content free of charge. WCTV’s studio

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FOCUS ON COMMUNITY: 2018 Balloons Over Wadsworth (left, opposite); plenty of recreational areas in our parks (right); and special events such as Main Street Wadsworth's April First Friday: Superheroes Unite! (below) where Mayor Laubaugh, police officers and superheroes united to save the city!

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Unmatched provides cameras, sound, lighting and editing systems for post-production as well as the training needed to operate the production equipment. “We have one of the highest programming rates in the country for municipal TV stations,” Patrick boasts. “We have produced more shows than cities like Cincinnati.” WCTV’s annual ‘Clapper Awards’ recognizes the station’s best programming throughout the year. The past several years have also seen an accelerated focus on community activities and a greater emphasis on the

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SMILE FOR THE CAMERA: An annual City highlight is local television station, WCTV’s "Clapper Awards" ceremony, which recognizes the best programming throughout the year. The station shows local coverage of city hall public meetings as well as school events and allows residents to produce their own shows.

Historic Downtown district. Among the new programs is First Fridays, which debuted in January 2018. “The events are held Downtown on the first Friday of each month from 5:00 to 9:00 p.m.,” Patrick explains. “Main Street Wadsworth’s Executive Director, Adrianne Krauss, created the event series with a different

theme each month and most of the Downtown businesses stay open and participate. It has really been a wonderful way for the entire community to come together on a monthly basis.” The Blue Tip Festival is the city’s signature annual event. “It celebrates our

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Service for Those That Served and Their Families, “Because We Are Family” Services Provided:

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As most Wadsworth residents know, Mayor Robin Laubaugh was chosen as the 2018 Ohio Mother of the Year, awarded by American Mothers Inc., a national organization that is the official sponsor of Mother’s Day and each year honors a mother from all 50 states and Puerto Rico. Robin is well-known for her dynamic leadership roles and community service on countless projects. However, she proclaims that the accomplishment she is proudest of is raising her four children – Mitchell, Amanda, Jana, and Alex. They reciprocated their love for their mother by nominating her. CONGRATS Mayor Laubaugh!

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.

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ain Street Wadsworth is revitalizing historic downtown Wadsworth 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 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. with Wadsworth First Friday, a familyfriendly themed event. The non-profit’s other events include the Craft and Herb Festival, July Fireworks, Taste of Wadsworth, Scare on the Square featuring Wadsworth Thriller, and Candlelight Walk. Main Street Wadsworth has a 17-member board of directors, two staff, and 5 volunteer-run committees: design, economic vitality, promotion, marketing, and organization. Main Street Wadsworth also partners with the City of Wadsworth on grants, events, and new public features, offers business seminars, and coordinates a downtown art mural program. #ADowntownUnmatched www.facebook.com/ MainStreetWadsworth and www.mainstreetwadsworth.org

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Adrianne Krauss, Executive Director, Main Street Wadsworth

It’s an exciting time to be in Wadsworth! “Wadsworth is a wonderful town that focuses on community,” says Main Street Wadsworth’s Executive Director since 2017, Adrianne Krauss, who moved to Wadsworth in 2014 to be closer to family. “I was welcomed with open arms from the beginning and have loved being a part of this community ever since.”

MAIN EVENTS (clockwise from top left, opposite): May First Friday: "May the Fourth" Be With You; Wadsworth’s new downtown Verdin clock, donated by the family of Walter Gairing in his memory, is unveiled in 2018; a hot air balloon featured at an August First Friday; visitors enjoy an April First Friday: "Once Upon a Time"; Longtime supporters of the downtown, the Venner family enjoys a horse-drawn carriage ride during April First Friday: Once Upon a Time. The Venner’s family-owned business, Clampco, is premier sponsor of Main Street Wadsworth, whose generosity has made Wadsworth First Friday possible.

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LIGHT UP THE CITY: The Blue Tip Festival brings residents and visitors together to the City each year to help celebrate Wadsworth's colorful history; the committed personnel of the Wadsworth Fire & EMS Department.

people want to return to a city center,” he says. “People want walkability and small local shops. So we are working to preserve the history and charm but also to upgrade the infrastructure and make sure that it’s an inviting place that businesses want to come into. The plan is to expand green space with a Downtown park, and the goal is for more people to come Downtown to enjoy the activities.” Extending its recreational opportunities, the city last year opened the two-mile Interurban Trail, a new bike and hike trail that connects the Downtown area with the southeast corner of the city. It includes a new park, ‘Trolley Line Park,’ with a reserve-able house. Eventually, Patrick says, the path may connect to the Ohio & Erie Canal Towpath Trail. Summing up the new projects in progress throughout Wadsworth, Patrick says, “It really is exciting to be a part of what is happening here,” he said.

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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 20foot 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.” Downtown revitalization is another initiative that will preserve the city’s history while planning for the future, Patrick says. “After a period of suburban sprawl, there is a movement where many

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IT'S OFFICIAL: Wadsworth held a ribbon-cutting ceremony to open the Interurban Trail that connects Downtown with the southeast corner of the city.

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Wadsworth

Business & Community Leaders

Profiling some of Wadworth’s most recognizable faces FRONT ROW (seated, left to right): Jim McIlvaine, Attorney, Palecek, McIlvaine, Hoffmann & Morse Co., LPA; Mindy Keller, Director of Admissions, The Village of St. Edward; Dr. Andrew Hill, Ed., Superintendent, Wadsworth City Schools; Dr. Sarah Burton, McIlvaine Dentistry. SECOND ROW: Nicole Dewitt, Insurance Agent, AFLAC; Dr. Helen Torok, Medical Director, Trillium Creek Dermatology & Surgery Center; Dr. Thomas Chi, Owner, Ohio Eye Care Consultants; Robin Laubaugh, Mayor, City of Wadsworth; Dr. Bruce Manning, Bruce L. Manning, O.D. & Associates; Dr. Christina Peters, D.O., Summa Health Medical Group in Wadsworth. THIRD ROW: Tammi Langford, Executive Director, The Inn at CoalRidge; Mike Reynolds,

Board President, Wadsworth Area Chamber of Commerce; Adam Barton, Lead Pastor, Mosaic Church; Dr. Dane Arends, Owner, Wadsworth Veterinary Hospital; Dr. Mark Brigham, Owner, Mark S. Brigham D.O., Inc.; Robin Hart, Lead Pastor, Northside Christian Church; Dr. Alexander McIlvaine, Owner, McIlvaine Dentistry; Janie Parish, Executive Director, Wadsworth Area Chamber of Commerce; Brenda Louis, Regional Sales Manager, Image Builders Marketing. Location: The Village of St. Edward. Photographer: Glen Rutherford, Glen Rutherford Photography.

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flac has been providing an additional level of financial protection for over 60 years. Voluntary benefits give you cash to help with out-of-pocket expenses that may not be covered by your major medical insurance. Nicole believes in the commitment to volunteer and stay active in the community to help strengthen and empower our local businesses. She is a member of the Wadsworth Chamber of Commerce, FemCity and Medina Senior Services. She’s an avid volunteer for Akron Canton Food Bank, Relay for Life and Akron Children’s Hospital. Truly getting to know each client is something that Nicole is focused on. Thorough consultations ensure she provides innovative solutions to fit her customers needs. “My number one question when I meet with an individual or business is how can I help you?” Together, let’s discuss how growing your business and staying competitive in your industry will keep you consistently at the top in all endeavors. Nicole DeWitt, Agent

Nicole DeWitt, Aflac® Insurance 330-203-2433 • 1113 Medina Rd. #500, Medina, OH 44256

Mark S. Brigham DO, Inc. YOUR TRUSTED RESOURCE FOR EAR, NOSE AND THROAT CARE

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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 boneanchored 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-of-the-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

McILVAINE DENTISTRY Technologically Advanced Dentistry for All Ages

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rs. Alex McIlvaine and Shannon Burton are thrilled to be able to provide the most technologically advanced dentistry offered today. By utilizing low dose radiographs and 3D Cone Beam technology, they are able to diagnosis and treat a full range of dental issues. The doctors deliver beautiful and strong crowns in one appointment with CEREC single visit dentistry. Dr. Alex is Solea laser certified, which means he can perform a majority of fillings using the Solea Laser without the need for novocaine or using the loud drill. Dr. Shannon can help you get over TMJ issues and headaches as well as give you that beautiful smile you have always wanted with Botox and Dermafillers. Your McIlvaine Dentistry also offers implants, dentures, root canals and extractions. They treat patients of all ages and are now accepting new patients, too!

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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.

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Dr. Shannon Burton & Dr. Alexander McIlvaine, Owner

Give the office a call and schedule yourself or your entire family! 330-335-1563 • 235 Broad Street in Wadsworth www.mcilvainedentistry.com

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Senior Minister Robin Hart

Northside Christian Church 7615 Ridge Rd., Wadsworth 330-336-4622 • www.northsideweb.org


THE VILLAGE OF ST. EDWARD OPENS SENIOR FACILITY IN WADSWORTH The non-profit Village of St. Edward has opened a 106-unit senior living community in Wadsworth. This is the second location for the organization as it expands its 50 plus year legacy of faith-based, compassionate care. 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, autonomy, privacy and independence. 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. 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 faithbased environment.

MISSION: The Village of St. Edward Community supports and enriches lives with compassionate, Christ-centered care.

Tours can be scheduled by calling 234-217-8735 or by visiting www.vsecommunities.org. Walk-ins are also welcome.

Mindy Keller, Director of Admissions www.wadsworthcity.com

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Christina Peters, D.O. SUMMA HEALTH MEDICAL GROUP IN WADSWORTH

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hristina Peters, D.O., is board certified in internal medicine and is a primary care doctor employed by Summa Health Medical Group in Wadsworth.

After attending Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine, she completed her internship and residency at Summa Health, and then settled in Wadsworth. It was a childhood dream of Dr. Peters to become a doctor. Her goal is to provide evidencebased, quality care and to truly listen to her patients. She enjoys working with many types of patients to partner on their healthcare. In her spare time, she enjoys traveling with her family and party planning. Christina Peters, D.O.

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Serving Wadsworth Since 1971

he experienced lawyers at Palecek, McIlvaine, Hoffmann & Morse Co., LPA are dedicated to continuing the legacy of providing premier legal service to individuals and businesses in the Wadsworth area. Founded in 1971, the firm provides clients with prompt, confidential, and quality counsel. You can be assured your matter, whether personal or business, whether large or small, will get the full benefit of over 100 years of legal experience. Divorce, family law, business representation, wills, trusts, estate planning, and probating of estates are just a few of the areas handled by the firm. Its reputation for personal and professional service attracts clients and keeps them coming back. It’s likely you already know these hardworking attorneys who have proudly served on school, hospital, and non-profit boards, in city government, and in local service organizations. Conveniently located just south of historic downtown, the firm welcomes the opportunity to work with you and your business.

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Summa Health Medical Group • 195 Wadsworth Rd., Wadsworth 330-336-3631 • www.summahealth.org

Palecek, McIlvaine, Hoffmann & Morse Co., LPA • 273 Main Street, #200 330-334-1536 • www.pmhmlaw.com

BRUCE L. MANNING, O.D. & ASSOCIATES Wadsworth Eye Care for Over 30 Years

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he full-scope optometry practice of Bruce L. Manning, O.D. & Associates has been serving the eye and vision care needs of the citizens of Wadsworth and surrounding areas for over 30 years. Experienced in all areas of vision care, Dr. Manning’s professional staff provides each patient with quality eye care, varied vision correction solutions, and exceptional customer service. Maintaining healthy eyes requires regular eye and vision examinations. Services include both medical and visual eye care, pediatric eye care, glaucoma treatment, dry eye management and all types of contact lenses - including the hard-to-fit patient. State-of-the-art technology such as optical coherence tomography (OCT), Optomap retinal imagery, corneal topography, computerized Your visual field testing, and Diopsys ERG Photo from and VEP is utilized. Dr. Manning and cover photo Dr. Christopher Brendel are attentive to shoot goes each patient to ensure they are satisfied here with their eye care experience. “We welcome you to join our list of patients!” Dr. Bruce L. Manning says Dr. Manning. Maintain your healthy eyes by contacting Dr. Manning at 330-336-9177 665 Briarthorn Crescent Drive in Wadsworth www.DrBruceManning.com

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COMPREHENSIVE VISION CARE

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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 Your surgery. They strive to be the most Photo from comprehensive eye care center for all cover photo your vision needs. Along with the Wadsworth office, they have a location in Medina and offer convenient evening and Saturday appointments.

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Dr. Thomas Chi

Ohio Eye Care Consultants - 1 Park Center, Suite 106, Wadsworth 330-334-1300 • www.ohioeyecareconsultants.com


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The Jerry McClain Group The Inn aT CoalRIdge

he McClain Group came into Wadsworth with a recipe for success. Founded in Newark, Ohio in 1966, Jerry McClain’s vision was to develop and build custom homes and buildings of quality for both the public and private sectors. Then, in 1986, Bev Donaldson, Jerry’s daughter and a registered nurse, shared her vision for senior living with her Dad. In November of 1987, they built the first free-standing assisted living facility in the state of Ohio. Along with superior care, their goal was to build custom facilities that delivered warmth and security for seniors. Since then, 20 premier assisted living facilities have been constructed, including The Inn at CoalRidge, which opened in August of 2012. At The Inn at CoalRidge, they are committed to delivering the best in senior assisted living. Their caring, professional and friendly team ensures that each resident receives the utmost in personalized care and services. Become a part of the family.. at a place you’d love to call home!

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Tammi Langford, RN, Executive Director

Please visit the Inn at CoalRidge at 1300 CoalRidge Pkwy. (off State Rd.) 330-334-1546 • www.innatcoalridge.com

Trillium Creek Dermatology & Surgery Center THE SKIN EXPERTS

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ew places in the country offer the quality care, innovation and state-of-the-art procedures that are available at Trillium Creek Dermatology and Surgery Center. Through an integrative medicine approach, Trillium Creek Dermatology is your solution for any skin concern, as they offer world-class general dermatology, dermatologic surgery, laser surgery, cosmetic dermatology, skin cancer treatment, Mohs surgery and holistic medicine. If you are suffering from any skin condition, the dermatologists at Trillium can work with you to determine the correct plan of action to treat your condition so that your skin once again looks its best. Certified by the American Board of Dermatology and with more than three decades of experience, Trillium is completely dedicated to the satisfaction of its clients. Along with the new Wadsworth office, Trillium Creek is conveniently located in Medina and Wooster. Get fast, lasting results for every skin condition with the Skin Experts.

Helen M. Torok, M.D., Medical Director

Trillium Creek Dermatology & Surgery Center 300 Weatherstone Drive, #106 • 330-725-0569 • www.TCOhio.com

Dane Arends, DVM WadsWorth Veterinary hospital

Church for People who don’t think Church is for them

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adsworth doesn’t need another church.” Its been said many times. And maybe they kind of agree. There ARE a lot of churches—for church people. There are a lot of churches for people who grew up in church, know a lot about the Bible, and feel like they have a close relationship with God. And they are great churches. But at Mosaic, they feel a calling to something a little different—to be a church for people who didn’t grow up in church, don’t know a lot about the Bible, and maybe aren’t sure about God. “So, if you haven’t been to church in a long time (or ever), if you are skeptical Your about Jesus, or if you feel drawn to Photo from something bigger but are nervous cover photo about feeling judged or rejected by shoot goes “religious” people—you should check us out. We built this place for you!” here Services are held at Wadsworth High School Performing Arts Center at 625 Broad Street in Wadsworth.

Adam Barton, Lead Pastor

Mosaic Church 130 Main St., Lower Level, Wadsworth, Ohio 44281 www.mosaicneo.org

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ince the inception of the practice in 1954, Wadsworth Veterinary Hospital has been dedicated to providing clients the most complete care for their beloved furry family members. The practice is a full-service facility, offering general wellness visits such as scheduled examinations and vaccinations, and puppy and kitten packages for new pets and new pet owners, as well as focusing on geriatric care for the more senior pets in the community. The hospital also tends to the needs of ailing pets, regardless of the illness, and strives to ensure that patient comfort is their first priority. Notable services offered include routine veterinary care; general, oncology and orthopedic surgical procedures; basic and advanced dental services; specialized prescription diets; and boarding for our clients. “We believe in comprehensive care plans for our patients, and we are always accepting new clients and their pets. We have found that our finest referrals are from the people who know and trust us best – our clients.”

Dane Arends, DVM

825 Broad Street • 330-335-4311 www.wadsworthvethospital.com www.wadsworthcity.com

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Wadsworth City Schools

Thrive on Community Collaboration 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 4,700 students. The high school and community center complex allows the school to share community space with the City of Wadsworth, Summa Wadsworth-Rittman Health

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System, and Wadsworth Public READY TO WORK: Carpentry learn real life skills at Library, enhancing recreational students the Pine Street construction site. 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.


SHINING STARS: Students perform in Elf the Musical Jr. (left); the WHS marching band performed at the Citrus Bowl Parade in Orlando, Florida (right); the varsity football team (below) went 10-0 to win the Suburban League Championship for the second year in a row.

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 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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Health & Wellness

Summa Health Primary Care

Your Trusted Advisor Most people associate going to the doctor with being

sick or injured. However, even the healthiest adults should see a primary care provider regularly to best manage their health. Primary care physicians (PCPs) serve on the front lines of healthcare. Many times, they are the first point of contact with the healthcare system. That means they are often the first to see depression, early signs of cancer or chronic disease, and other health concerns. They ensure patients get the right care, in the right setting, by the most appropriate provider. In fact, studies have shown that adults in the U.S. who have a primary care provider have lowers odds of premature death, compared to those who only see specialists for their care. Regularly seeing your PCP can also keep you out of the emergency room, which is often more expensive. For those individuals with a chronic condition, such as high blood pressure, diabetes or arthritis, a PCP can help manage these conditions, schedule the appropriate tests and help

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keep patients on track and feeling their best. Finally, your PCP knows you best. Establishing a relationship with your primary care doctor over the years allows you to have comfortable conversations about your health, and they can recognize when you are not at your best and intervene as needed. They become a trusted confidant in your health. Looking for a primary care doctor? Our team can help. Call 888-905-6071 to make an appointment. See Ad on back cover.


What is a

Dermatologist? A dermatologist is a physician trained to diagnose and treat skin disorders, it may even be appropriate to say that they are “skin doctors”. Dermatologists provide life changing diagnoses and treatment plans for over 3,000 skin diseases. So they don’t just treat acne and warts, which is the common thought!

Dermatologists must complete 4 years of college, 4 years of medical school and 3 years of dermatology residency training. Then, some dermatologists continue their education in more specialized fields of dermatology. You may ask yourself, what skin diseases are the most common? Acne, eczema, psoriasis, allergic skin reactions, fungal, bacterial and viral infections, warts, precancers, and skin cancers for starters – and many more skin conditions! As our body’s primary defense against injury and infections, the skin reflects the health of our body. Trust your skin to the skin experts at Trillium Creek Dermatology & Surgery Center.

Dermatologists diagnose and treat more than 3,000 different diseases and conditions. Some of the most common are: Acne Age Spots Eczema Hair Loss

Melanoma Melasma Psoriasis Rashes

Rosacea Skin Cancer Vitiligo Wrinkles

Trillium Creek Dermatology & Surgery Center is located at 300 Weatherstone Drive, #106 in Wadsworth. Call 330-725-0569 or go to www.trilliumcreekohio.com for more information. www.wadsworthcity.com

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Health & Wellness

Special Gift in Memory of Muriel Posey Supports Music Therapy Program

& eqeeyiae Music has long been part of one’s life and often brings

back happy memories and boosts the overall quality of life. As we age, gerontologists say, the benefits of music may be even greater. The Village residents participate in weekly musicrelated activities designed to reduce isolation, provide creative expression and build community. Both passive and active music therapy can provide benefits and aid in socialization. Dementia is a neurocognitive disorder that impacts a person’s mood and memory. Many feel anxious and frustrated. Music can alleviate that frustration. “Mom has difficulty communicating,” said a resident’s daughter, “but she remembers songs. Today, she smiled and sang every word of the Andrews Sisters’ “Apple Blossom Time” with Muriel Posey the music therapist.”

Residents, caregivers know, may be able to sing, clap, or whistle long after they are unable to communicate with words. “Music helps unlock memories to reach parts of the brain in ways other communication cannot,” said Stephanie Wilkerson, Director of Memory Care. A recent gift from Ray Posey, honoring the life of his mother, has resulted in increased frequency of visits from a certified music therapist. “Music was an important part of my mother’s life, and she loved living at The Village,” said Posey. To partner with The Village of St. Edward in a special way, contact Vondea Sheaffer, VP of Development at 234-466-0556 or vondea.sheaffer@vsecommunities.org.

What to Expect During Your Pet’s Annual Exam Regular visits to your veterinarian are important because pets can’t tell you how they’re feeling and you can’t always tell when they’re sick. Your veterinarian will perform a physical exam and may test your pet’s blood, urine, and feces, to compare the results with a previous year for possible health changes. Tests can include: a complete blood count (CBC) which shows if your pet has an infection, inflammation, or is anemic; a complete blood chemistry panel including electrolytes and SDMA which provides information about your pet’s liver, kidneys, pancreas, blood sugar, and hydration; a urinalysis to identify infection or inflammation in your pet’s urinary tract; a fecal test to identify infections caused by worms in your pet’s intestines; and a thyroid function test to show if your pet’s thyroid gland is functioning properly. Talk with your veterinarian about scheduling your pet’s next exam. Dr. Arends and Dr. Young and the staff at Wadsworth Veterinary Hospital welcome new patients and are dedicated to providing excellent care! Call them at 330-335-4311 to learn more.

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Soprema Senior Center & Café

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 Plus concept, offering a blend 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 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 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. The Café is open Monday – Friday from 7:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Stop in or call us at 330-335-1513 or check us out at www.wadsworthcity.com.

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Parks & Recreation

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

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SUMMA HEALTH CENTER at WADSWORTH-RITTMAN 621 School Drive Imaging Services 330-996-8881 Rehabilitation Services 330-334-0705

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


Important Phone Numbers EMERGENCY 9-1-1

Public Safety Director 330-335-2705

Economic Development 330-335-2708

Engineering 330-335-2751

Wadsworth Police (non-emergency) 330-334-1511

Assistant Service Director 330-335-2708

Electric Department 330-335-2833

Finance Department 330-335-2746

Chief’s Office and Records 330-335-2747

City Council Office 330-335-2759

Fire and EMS (non-emergency) 330-335-2754

Auditor 330-335-2742

Drug Tip Line (anonymous) 330-335-2769 Municipal Court 330-335-1596 Jury Duty: 330-335-2702 Wadsworth Municipal Airport 330-334-9861 YMCA at Wadsworth Community Center 330-334-9622

CITY ADMINISTRATION 330-335-1521 after hours 330-334-1581 Office of the Mayor 330-335-2705 Public Service Director 330-335-2708

We will be there when you need Quality!

Treasurer 330-335-2743 Law Director 330-335-2748

CITY DEPARTMENTS Building & Planning 330-335-2753 CityLink Cable, internet, TV, phone service 330-335-2888 Internet & phone technical support: 330-335-2880 City Council 24 hour call-in 330-335-2716 Code Enforcement / Property Violations 330-335-2780 Communications 330-335-2888

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Community Information Law Department 330-335-2748 Parks / Shelter Reservations 330-335-2708 Sanitation 330-335-2847 Sewer Emergencies 330-334-1581 Soprema Senior Center 330-335-1513 Gas Aggregation Program 330-335-2708

Storm Water 330-335-2734

Water Distribution 330-335-2830

HAN (Home Area Network) 330-335-2888

Street Department 330-335-2842

Water Emergencies 330-334-1581

Administration Offices 524 Broad Street 330-336-3571

Human Resources 330-335-2753

Utilities: sign-up / billing 330-335-2700

Water Treatment 330-335-2832

Superintendent Dr. Andrew J. Hill

Income Tax 330-335-2745

Wastewater Treatment 330-336-2894

WCTV 330-336-7919

Treasurer Mr. Douglas Beeman

WADSWORTH CITY SCHOOLS

Assistant Superintendent Mr. Gabe Tudor >> Continued on page 26

Community Needs are Top Priority for the Wadsworth Public Library Throughout 2018, Wadsworth Public Library worked through a detailed examination of needs for library services in our community. The process involved broad input from the public, staff, and Board of Trustees and a future-oriented review of the arrangement of the library building itself. In support of this work, the firm Williams Architects was hired by the Board of Trustees to conduct a study in order to determine long term building repair and maintenance costs and to better

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understand the way the building is being used by patrons. The results of these strategic planning and building analysis activities will help the Library to build on recent improvements to its children’s area by guiding the future direction of over-all library service and the layout of the remaining sections of the facility. Meeting both the traditional and evolving needs of our community is a top priority for Wadsworth Public Library. For more information, visit www.wadsworthlibrary.org.

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PAGE TURNERS: Participants of the Fourth Annual Bookin 5K Run & Fun Walk, sponsored by the Wadsworth Public Library Foundation.

Public Library


Explore Medina County Medina County offers small town

Blue Tip Festival

atmosphere with big city flavor. Shop at unique retail shops, outlets and antique shops. Enjoy a dining experience at first-rate restaurants. Visit Root Candles, family owned and operated for 150 years here in Medina, known for their fragrances, specialty candles and accessories. You will be amazed at Castle Noel, a holiday entertainment complex with holiday window displays from NYC department stores, photos, the Santa Squeeze, Blizzard Vortex, familiar props and costumes from Christmas movies, including the 16’ sleigh from The Grinch, Will Ferrell’s Elf costume, slide down the slide from A Christmas Story, Alien Vacation Mini Golf in Freaky 3D and more.

Castle Noel

Bring the family and check out High Voltage Indoor Karting, an indoor electric go-cart track. Enjoy monthly rodeos, farms, Scene75 Entertainment Complex, exciting festivals, events and concerts. There is something for everyone.

Summer brings family friendly festivals such as free band concerts and Art-in-the-Park on Medina’s historic Public Square, Wadsworth’s Blue Tip Festival, Brunswick’s Summer Celebration, the Frog Jump Festival in Valley City, World’s Largest Yard Sale in Seville and the Medina County Fair, just to name a few. Located just 35 miles south of Cleveland and 24 miles west of Akron. For more information, visit www.visitmedinacounty.com.

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Community Information

What are my Veterans Benefits?

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>> Continued from page 24 Director of Instruction and Professional Development Dr. Michele Evans 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 Overlook Elementary School 330-335-1420 Principal – Mrs. Erin Simpson Valley View Elementary 330-335-1430 Principal – Mr. Christopher Roberts

Trolley House

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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 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. Federal Government (VA) benefits include disability compensation, veterans pension, medical, education and training, vocational rehabilitation and employment, home loan and life insurance. State of Ohio benefits include Ohio Veterans Homes (Ohio has two veterans’ homes in Georgetown and Sandusky), Ohio Veterans Bonus Program, state tax exemptions, Homestead Exemption, Military Injury Relief Fund (MIRF), financial assistance (from county office), state employment, Ohio Educator License Fee Elimination, Ohio National Guard Scholarship Program, Ohio War Orphans Scholarship, the Ohio Promise and recreation benefits such as Disabled Veteran Recreational Benefits, hunting & fishing licenses, boating licenses & registration, camping at Ohio state parks, active duty hunting and fishing licenses and camping discounts at Ohio state parks. Medina County benefits include financial assistance program, request for military records, proper submission of claims to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs through a VA accredited service officer, grave markers and flags, Notary Service, transportation and Veterans Identification Cards. As stated, all veterans are individuals and should be looked at individually when applying for their earned benefits. If you have any questions about veteran’s benefits, contact the Medina County Veterans Service Office at 330-722-9368, email us at veterans@medinacountyveterans.org or visit us on the web at www.medinacountyveterans.org.

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By Edward Zackery


Wadsworth Utilities CITY UTILITIES include municipal electric, water, sewer, sanitation, storm water, cable, internet, and voice over IP and home energy networks. All are included on one convenient bill each month. Our Smart Grid has been installed for over 2 years now, that includes smart electric and water meters. This allows us to offer progressive utility rates, remote readings, leak detection and more, saving residents money. CityLink: Your NEW source for all your communication needs in and around Wadsworth! CityLink provides: cable, internet, voice over IP, and home energy management services to residential and business customers in the Wadsworth area. We provide Digital and HD cable service and “Watch TV Everywhere,” which allows you to view TV on your desktop, smart phone or tablet. Our Internet offers three tiers of service, from basic e-mailing and surfing, to high speed gaming and video streaming and business-direct fiber connections as well. Utility Office (First Floor of City Hall) 120 Maple St., 330-335-2700 Hours: 8:30-4:30, Mon-Fri The one-stop shop to sign up for all City Utility services. To establish new service: a proof of ownership or lease, identification, application and, if a tenant, a $300 security deposit is required. Payments are accepted in person, over the phone with our automated menu, by mail or online at www.wadsworthcity.com.

Dedicated to your life, Dedicated to Medina County!

Carts are serviced at night to avoid traffic, school children and parked vehicles. Wadsworth Street Department 311 Broad St., 330-335-2842 Hours: 7:00-3:30, Mon-Fri This department is responsible for snow and ice control, leaf pickup, street cleaning, street maintenance and repair, sign maintenance, line stripping, storm sewer maintenance and repair, and dog catcher. Wadsworth Electric Department City-owned and operated since 1916, electricity is purchased from American Municipal Power of Ohio, a group of municipally owned and operated electric systems throughout Ohio, and serves over 12,500 customers. Local ownership insures a greater commitment to service for residential, commercial, and industrial users.

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Wadsworth Water Distribution and Wastewater Collection 330-335-2830 This Department is responsible for the maintenance and repair of the water distribution and wastewater collection systems. Responsibilities begin with the potable water from the water treatment plant out to the curb stop at the residence/ business. For sanitary sewer collection, our responsibilities begin with the sanitary sewer main in front of the residence/ business and end at the wastewater treatment plant.

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Wadsworth Sanitation Department and Transfer Station 165 Auble St., 330-335-2847 Hours: 8:00-4:00, Mon-Fri, 9:00-1:00, Sat The city provides solid waste collection and disposal services for residents of the city and surrounding twp. A 96-gallon wheeled cart is provided for residential waste. Place cart near the street after 7:00 p.m. the night before collection. www.wadsworthcity.com

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Community Information

62:12 Ministries 527 College St. 330-815-0388

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

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

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

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

Grace and Truth Church 157 Wadsworth Rd. 330-336-2337

Mosaic 130 Main St., Ste. 3 info@mosaicneo.org

Bethany Friends Church 8127 Wadsworth Rd. 330-336-2827

Grace Lutheran Church 146 High St. 330-334-6501

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

Cornerstone Memorial Baptist Church 745 S Medina Line Rd. 330-665-4479 Crossroads Community Church 118 High St. 330-334-2400

First Christian Church, Disciples of Christ 116 E Boyer St. 330-336-6697 First Mennonite Church 405 Trease Rd. 330-334-1863 Freshwater Community Church 590 Hartman Rd. 330-336-3561

Ikon Church 685 Briarthorn Crescent Dr. 330-410-3445 Key to My Father’s House Church 1825 Reimer Rd. 330-335-7301

New Beginnings Church 623 School Dr. (YMCA) 234-248-6810 Northside Christian 7615 Ridge Rd. 330 336 4622

Wadsworth Area Chamber of Commerce Striving to stimulate economic growth, by providing a voice for the business community of our membership

Janie Parish, Executive Director, and Mike Reynolds, Board President, Wadsworth Area Chamber of Commerce

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The Wadsworth Area Chamber of Commerce, incorporated in 1954, exists to help grow new businesses, expand existing businesses and partner with the community. With 400 members, the Chamber is a strong partner for individuals, businesses and organizations to meet the changing needs of our economy. We consistently strive to develop benefits that help our members save on their bottom line, offer value-added educational programs, provide assistance to help you network, grow, and succeed. Your investment in this Chamber gives you choices for many benefits - 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. The 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. Working together with the other Medina County Chambers, we now have a great selection of county-wide umbrella programs: Member-to-Member Discount Program, legislative programs, health care discount premiums plans, worker compensation programs and Safety Council for discount BWC premiums.

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Steve Anshutz, Anshutz Movers, was awarded the 2019 Rosie Award for Business of the Year It’s a great day to be a member of the Wadsworth Area Chamber of Commerce! Visit www.wadsworthchamber.com for more information.


Radiant Life Church 844 Hartman Rd. 330-335-1594 Reimer Road Baptist Church 1055 Reimer Rd. 216-336-3917 Resurrection Church 126 N. Pardee St. 330-321-7688 Ridgewood Baptist Church 7891 Ridge Rd. 330-334-2534

The Chapel: Wadsworth Campus   1391 State Rd. 330-315-5421 The Epicenter Church 311 Weatherstone Dr. PO Box 954 330-703-4235 The Restored Church of God 1000 Ambassador Dr. 330-334-2266 Trinity United Church of Christ 215 High St. 330-334-2536 Wadsworth Church of Christ 236 W. Good Ave. 330-334-1178

Sacred Heart of Jesus 260 Broad St. 330-336-3049

Wadsworth Church of Nazarene 743 High St. 330-336-4258

St. Mark’s Episcopal Church 146 College St. 330-336-0212 Salvation Army 527 College St. 330-335-2327

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

Gotta Have

Art

Maia Edwards, a Sacred Heart of Jesus School student, was selected as the winner of the 6th grade art competition for the 2019 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Art, Essay & Multimedia Contest. This competition was sponsored by the Ohio Civil Rights Commission with support from PNC, Honda of America, and Wright State University. Sacred Heart art teacher, Mrs. Andrea Lindner, submitted her students’ colored pencil drawings which were among hundreds of entries from around the state submitted for this year’s contest. Maia and the other winners from each grade level presented their entries and received their awards at a ceremony and reception held on February 28 at the Ohio History Center in Columbus. Congratulations, Maia!

Protecting Your Health Since 1918 • • • • • •

Comprehensive medical and dental care Inspections of food operations, pools & campgrounds Birth certificates for anyone born in Ohio Women, Infants & Children (WIC) Car seat safety installations Nationally Accredited since 2015

330-723-9688 www.medinahealth.org Services are partially funded by your property tax health levy

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

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

Hong Kong Buffet Sushi Hibachi Lounge

Dining Guide Alexandri’s

China Express

146 Main St. 330-336-0203

999 High St. 330-336-1888

Ann’s Pastry Shop

Chipotle

121 High St. 330-335-7441

990 High St. 330-334-5812

Circle L Steakhouse at The Galaxy 201 Park Centre Dr. 330-334-3663

Antonio’s Pizza 1050 Williams Reserve Blvd. 330-334-6000 www.antoniospizza.net

Crafted Cocktail Company 991 High St. 330-334-5080

247 Great Oaks Trl. 330-334-5888

Jake’s Wayback Burgers

Restaurant

Romeo’s Pizza

K.C.’s Sports Pub

Sonnet’s Espresso Bar & Restaurant

346 Main St. 330-336-5100

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

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

1020 High St. 330-335-6767

835 High St. 330-336-4714

Arby’s

Domino’s Pizza

964 High St. 330-336-5521

117 Main St. 330-336-0330

Beef O’Brady’s

Dunkin’ Donuts

1090 Williams Reserve Blvd. 330-336-3600

809 High St. 330-336-2500

Menchies Frozen Yogurt

Bidinger’s Ice Cream

El Rincon Mexican Grille

1090 Williams Reserve Blvd., Unit 330 330-334-1800

1154 Hinkle Dr. 330-334-0020

New Style Chinese

Burger King 994 High St. 330-334-5510

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

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130 E. Smokerise Dr. 330-334-1000

McDonald’s 920 High St. 330-336-8100

No. 1 Chinese Restaurant

Buehler’s Restaurant 175 Great Oaks Trl. 330-336-3588

Marie’s Restaurant

136 Akron Rd. 330-334-9900

151 Park Center Dr. 330-336-8970

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

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

142 Great Oaks Trl. 330-336-5700

295 Weatherstone Dr., Unit E 330-334-7141

Dairy Queen

Bob Evans

Pizza Hut

1090 Williams Reserve Blvd. Pizzazio’s Pizza 330-334-5045 157 Broad St. 330-336-1600 Kasai Japanese

Applebee’s

410 College St. 330-336-3392

Galaxy Restaurant

176 Great Oaks Trl. 330-336-8900

117 College St. 330-336-5557

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

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

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

Starbucks 988 High St. 330-334-0391

Starbucks

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

The Tasting Room 210 Great Oaks Trl. 330-331-7085

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

ToastHeads Micro Bakery 122 Watrusa Ave. 330-410-6020

Valley Cafe 101 High St. 330-331-7555

Wadsworth Brewing Company

(located inside Target) 126 Main St. 1183 Williams Reserve Blvd. 330-475-4935 330-335-2610

Sub Zero Ice Cream & Yogurt

Wadsworth Tavern 292 Main St. 330-331-4509

300 Weatherstone Dr. 330-334-4004

Wendy’s

Subway

125 Great Oaks Trl. 330-331-4970

Panera Bread

989 High St. 330-334-0044

Whitehouse Chicken

135 Great Oaks Trl. 330-336-4600

141 Main St. 330-336-3031

199 Great Oaks Trl. 330-335-6000

Papa John’s Pizza

Taco Bell

Zeppe’s Pizzeria

156 Main Street 330-334-6661

132 Akron Rd. 330-334-4949

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973 High St. 330-336-9242

295 Weatherstone Dr. 330-336-8300


Advertiser Index ATTORNEYS-AT-LAW

Palecek, McIlvaine, Hoffmann & Morse Co., LPA.........p 10, 14 www.pmhmlaw.com CABLE, INTERNET, PHONE & HOME ENERGY

The City of Wadsworth........... ....................... Inside front cover www.wadsworthcitylink.com

Ohio Eye Care Consultants..................p 14, 18 www.ohioeyecareconsultants.com

JEWELERS

SCHOOL

Thurber's Jewelers..............p 5 www.thurbersjewelers.com

Sacred Heart of Jesus........p 17 www.shswadsworth.org

FITNESS, HEALTH & WELL-BEING

LIBRARY

SENIOR SERVICES

Wadsworth YMCA............p 22 Wadsworth www.akronymca.org/wadsworth Public Library.....................p 24 www.wadsworthlibrary.org FUNERAL HOME

The Inn at CoalRidge................ .....................................p 15, 21 www.innatcoalridge.com

MANUFACTURER

CAR WASH

Hilliard Rospert Funeral Home......................p 9 www.hilliardrospert.com

Auto Oasis Car Wash..........p 9 www.autooasiswash.com

Clampco...............................p 9 www.clampco.com

The Village of St. Edward at Wadsworth.............p 13, 20 www.vsecommunities.org

GRAPHIC DESIGN

NEWSPAPER/PRINT/ONLINE

SOCIAL MEDIA MANAGEMENT

CHURCHES

Eyedeal Graphics.................p 9 www.eyedealgraphics.com

Mosaic Church.............p 15, 29 www.mosaicneo.org

HEALTH SERVICES

Northside Christian Church..... ...............................p 12, 16, 29 www.northsideweb.org Sacred Heart of Jesus........p 17 www.shofjesus.com COLLEGES & UNIVERSITIES

Medina County Health Department.......................p 29 www.medinahealth.org HEATING & COOLING

Kimmel Heating & Air Conditioning................p 27 Facebook: @kimmelhvac

The University of Akron...p 17 http://medina.uakron.edu http://wayne.uakron.edu

Quality Heating & Cooling...........................p 23 www.qualityheatingandcooling.com

DENTIST

HOSPITALS/ MEDICAL FACILITIES

McIlvaine Dentistry.....p 12, 21 www.mcilvainedentistry.com DERMATOLOGY

Trillium Creek Dermatology & Surgery.....................p 15, 19 www.trilliumcreekohio.com EYE CARE

Bruce Manning, O.D....p 14, 18 www.drbrucemanning.com

Summa Health Center.............. .................. p 14, 18, Back cover www.summahealth.org INSURANCE

AFLAC-Nicole Dewitt....p 5, 12 Facebook: @nicoledewittaflacinsurance

Medina Gazette.................p 27 www.medina-gazette.com

Social Focus... Inside back cover www.socialfocusbykaren.com

PHOTOGRAPHER

VETERANS SERVICES

Glen Rutherford Photography......................p 27 www.glenrutherfordphotography.com

Medina County Veterans Services..........................p 7, 26 www.medinacountyveterans.org

PHYSICIAN/ENT

VETERINARIAN

PIZZA/CATERING

VIDEOGRAPHER

Mark S. Brigham, DO, Inc........ Wadsworth Veterinary .....................................p 12, 19 Hospital........................p 15, 20 www.wadsworthvethospital.com www.markbrighamdo.com

Antonio's Pizza.................. p 1 www.antoniospizza.net

She Did It Videography......p 8 www.shediditvideo.com

RESTAURANTS

VISITORS BUREAU

Antonio's Pizza....................p 1 www.antoniospizza.net

Medina County Convention and Visitors Bureau...........p 25 www.visitmedinacounty.com

Galaxy Dining & Entertainment................p 27 www.galaxyrestaurant.com

WINDOW TREATMENTS

SANITATION SERVICES

City of Wadsworth-Sanitation Dept............... Inside back cover www.wadsworthcity.org

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


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