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2016-2017

Wadsworth MAGAZINE & COMMUNITY GUIDE

This is an Image Builders Marketing Inc.™ Trademark Publication created and produced for the City of Wadsworth, Ohio. Robin L. Laubaugh, Mayor Copyright ©2016, All rights reserved. Image Builders Marketing, Inc. 9780 Beechwood Dr. North Royalton, Ohio 44133 440-346-4482 www.ImageBuildersMarketing.us Additional copies are available at participating sponsors or at: Wadsworth Municipal Offices 120 Maple St., Wadsworth, Ohio 44281 330-335-1521

Contents 3 MAYOR’S WELCOME 4 CITY OVERVIEW 9 EDUCATION 14 CHAMBER OF COMMERCE 15 BUSINESS &

COMMUNITY LEADERS

19 HEALTH & WELLNESS

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23 COMMUNITY INFORMATION 25 LIBRARY 26 PARKS & RECREATION 28 WADSWORTH MAP 30 PLACES OF WORSHIP 31 DINING GUIDE 32 ADVERTISER INDEX

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A Great Place to Be… Wadsworth is the place to be… to live, work and raise a family. 2015 brought a year of growth and development to Wadsworth, particularly industrial expansion, with over 300,000 square feet in additions and $6 million in new payroll. Considerable commercial development occurred, as well, including retail and both single family and multifamily units - in total, nearly $44 million in building and zoning value, which doubled valuation over the past several years. We are looking forward to continued growth in 2016 and additional expansion projects with two major manufacturers. On the recreational front, we’ve added a wonderful new dog park at Valley View Park. It features two large fenced areas so that large and small breeds can exercise and play safely. It has become a very popular place! We are also in the process of constructing a new multipurpose trail. This two mile paved trail will stretch from our downtown area to the eastern boundary of our community. Eventually, the trail

will connect to the Towpath Trail through Norton and Barberton. With these additions to our existing City parks and park trails, there are endless ways to enjoy the outdoors while staying active and fit. In the heart of our city, the historic downtown area recently implemented a façade improvement program, which will help and encourage downtown businesses to make improvements to their buildings. Also currently in the works is our Downtown Revitalization Plan, which will help give direction as additional improvements are made. And at the north end of town, we are preparing for the widening of High Street, the major north/ south thoroughfare in our city, in order to accommodate the business district there. With all that is happening, Wadsworth residents have much to look forward to! If you are not a resident, I encourage you to visit us. We are constantly looking for ways to improve while retaining our small town appeal. Come and see why Wadsworth is a great place to be!

Robin L. Laubaugh, Mayor

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City Overview

The City of Wadsworth’s main mission for Economic Development is to work effectively to retain, expand, promote and attract businesses and industry within our community. The City has a solid infrastructure and easy access to highways, rail, air and water transportation, which makes our community an ideal place to locate a business. Wadsworth delivers a vibrant and growing business community, which serves to create employment opportunities, offer residents improved amenities and increase the local tax base, thereby alleviating some of that tax burden from residents. The year 2015 was an extremely busy one. Wadsworth had four major industrial projects, as well as a number of commercial projects and new housing projects. The total amount spent on these construction projects is estimated to be in excess of $43 million. Among all the communities in Medina County, the City of Wadsworth saw the most construction in industrial/ commercial and housing in 2015. The four industrial projects, alone, are providing an additional $6,000,000 in new payroll to the City. It looks like 2016 will be another productive year as well. Currently, there are

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Expanding, Promoting, Retaining

and Attracting Business DOWNTOWN IS WHERE IT’S AT: The City is interested in developing a plan to revitalize the main business district to bring more people to the streets of Wadsworth.

two industrial projects that are looking to begin in 2016. In addition to new construction, the City saw a number of new businesses come to Wadsworth in 2015, including retail, restaurants, health care facilities, as well as industrial facilities. The City is also working on a number of road improvement projects, which will make travel more efficient for visitors to our commercial

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areas. Those include substantial areas of re-paving and repair, most significantly on the north end with the High Street/Route 94 widening project and an extension connecting Smokerise and Park Centre. The City is currently looking at developing a Downtown Revitalization Plan, in collaboration with the Wadsworth Chamber of Commerce and Main Street


DAY AND NIGHT: The Blue Tip Festival is a 5-day June celebration of the Wadsworth community. It starts with a parade and the lighting of a giant, twenty-foot blue tip match (above) which lights the downtown during the festival’s duration. The festival then offers attendants their choice of amusement rides, festival foods, midway games, and other entertainment; at other times, nightlife in the City resembles a small-town atmosphere (above, right).

relocating a business may be in the form of Community Reinvestment Area (Tax Abatements), Low Interest Loans, Job Creation Grants and Tax Credits, Foreign Trade Zones, and Port Authority Financing and Training Assistance. For more information about economic development in Wadsworth, please contact Harry Stark at hstark@ wadsworthcity.org and visit our Economic Development website at www.wadsworthcity.info.

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Wadsworth. The downtown is very important to the community and this plan will provide the steps necessary to begin to revitalize this area. The past year also saw several new downtown businesses with more in the process of opening up in 2016, bringing with them some eagerly anticipated renovations to existing buildings. Also in the downtown will be a new trail head. The City was awarded a Clean Ohio Grant to build the Interurban Trail. The trail will start in downtown and head east to our border at Silvercreek (near Silvercrest Road) along the old Interurban Rail line. The City works tirelessly to ensure that businesses thrive in the community. Assistance in expanding or

CONNECTING WITH THE COMMUNITY: Mayor Robin Laubaugh and Economic Development Director/Assistant Director of Public Service Harry Stark at the Made in Medina County event.

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City Overview

Wadsworth Police, Fire & EMS: Committed to our Community City Safety Forces - Wadsworth Police, Fire & EMS Departments Establishing and maintaining public safety is among the most important and fundamental obligations any local government has to its residential and corporate citizens and visitors. The safety of one’s person and security of one’s property are widely viewed as basic human rights and are essential to a community’s overall quality of life. A community’s reputation for public safety services heavily influences its appeal as a place to reside, raise a family or open a business. Wadsworth is recognized as one of the safest cities in northeast Ohio. With low crime rates and quick response times that consistently outperform industry best practice standards, it’s no secret that the Wadsworth municipal safety forces are committed to our community. Modern policing, firefighting and emergency medical services are complex and often require multifaceted responses. In recent years the roles of the public safety forces have evolved from simple, police action crime fighters or low-technology, reactionary fire containment activities to much more advanced, technologically savvy, multi-disciplinary conflict resolution specialists, care providers, problem identifiers, collaborators and

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TO SERVE AND PROTECT: community mobilizers, educators Officer Dan Chafin answers and informers, and advocates for cruiser questions at Safety enforcement of the law and safety of Forces Camp. the public. The city recognizes that the quality of police, fire and EMS services is directly related to the quality of our personnel. The men and women of the Wadsworth Police, Fire and EMS Departments are committed to being responsive to our community’s needs and steadfast in their mission of delivering the highest quality suburban law enforcement, fire prevention and suppression, and modern emergency medical services.

Wadsworth Police Department The police department continues its long history of progressive policing by its implementation and continuation of modern policing and safety programs such as a School Resource Officer, OVI and Drug Taskforce participation, Prescription Drug Take Back program, an enhanced social media presence, Juvenile Traffic Diversion, Bicycle Patrol, business and home checks, 24-hour anonymous tip line, neighborhood watch, active business alcohol compliance checks and enforcement of the city’s Criminal Activity Nuisance Ordinance.


The police department understands that a strong foundational relationship with community members enhances safety. The department keeps citizens involved and informed through its active social media presence and participation in community events and programs like Safety Town, National Night Out, Safety Forces Camp, Students in Government, Reality Day, Career Days, Cops and Kids, Touch-A-Truck, neighborhood watch formations, Facebook and Twitter updates, the Blue Tip Festival, the Candlelight Walk and Scare-on-the-Square events.

Wadsworth Fire & EMS Department The fire department prides itself on its solid ISO fire protection classification and its access to a municipal provided water system. The Fire and EMS departments acknowledge the importance of citizens in all that they do and take an innovative approach to making sure citizens are notified of emergencies. Through the use of the Everbridge mass notification system, a computerized calling system that alerts residents to emergency situations and concerns, as well as a network of outdoor emergency/ weather siren systems throughout the community, citizens are never far away from community specific emergency information. Thanks to an active fire inspection bureau and with the arrival of a new AFG funded fire safety trailer, ongoing fire prevention and education programs add to the overall safety of citizens and corporate partners. The Wadsworth Safety Forces strive to enhance our partnerships with the community; so together we can resolve concerns, improve safety, and maintain the trust and confidence of our citizens, all while working to improve the quality of life and making our city a great place to live, work and play.

Visit Wadsworth’s Front Porch to the World I’m Jack Ollom, Executive Director of Main Street Wadsworth, and I’m excited about the fact that we have joined the 20+ Ohio Main Street Programs, and the over 2,200 nationwide Main Street programs, to bring “Revitalization Through Historic Preservation” to Wadsworth. Using the Main Street Four Point approach, and the Eight Guiding Jack Ollom Principles, we believe that continuing to combine our history and our future now, will set a “hometown” tone for generations to come. We will continue to work to bring our community and our downtown together, as our meeting place. It’s our front porch to the world. Wadsworth is a place of hometown pride, and community spirit. It’s a great place to start a business, or expand an existing business. Our schools are second to none. In a newly released survey by BackGroundChecks.org, Wadsworth was the 36th safest City in Ohio (one of only two in Medina County that made the list). While working with our many community partners and key stake holders, we will continue to build upon the strong history and tradition of our great city, now with the help of Main Street guidelines, to bring vitality to our downtown. Be sure you check out our 14+ annual events, including over seven free concerts held right on the Square. We invite you to come sit on our community’s front porch; taste the food, enjoy the shops, the friendly people, and the fun. It’s where our community comes together. To keep informed of Main Street Wadsworth, Inc. visit www.mswadsworth.org or like Where Our Community Comes Together us on Facebook.

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City Overview

City of Wadsworth ‐ Statement of Activities for the Year Ended December 31, 2014

City of Wadsworth

(in Millions of Dollars)

General Revenues,  $13.16, 19% Capital Grants and  Contributions,  $0.49, 1% Operating Grants  and Contributions,  $3.33, 5%

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Charges for Services and Sales Operating Grants and Contributions Capital Grants and Contributions General Revenues

Statement of Activities for the

Revenue Catagories: Year Ended December 31, 2014*

Charges for  Services and Sales,  $50.00, 75%

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

(in Millions of Dollars) Storm Water, $0.82, 1%

General government, $3.68, 6%

Sanitation, $2.29, 4%

Security of persons and property,  $6.53, 11% Transportation, $3.19, 5% Leisure time services, $1.47, 2%

Electric, $30.30, 50%

Community & economic  develoment, $0.39, 1% Other, $0.88, 1% Telecommunications, $4.57, 8% Sanitary Sewer, $3.17, 5% Water, $3.39, 6%

General government Security of persons and property Transportation Leisure time services Community & economic develoment Other Telecommunications Sanitary Sewer Water Electric Sanitation Storm Water

Expenditure Categories:

General government includes the general functions such as the mayor's office, city council offices, law department, finance department,  engineering department, municpal court, etc. Security of persons and property includes police, fire, emergency medical services, and dispatch.

Transportation includes the street deparment, snow & ice removal, traffic signals, and street improvements. Leisure time services include the center for older adults, recreational activities including the outdoor pool, parks department, and the  WCTV department. Community & economic development include the building and planning departments, code enforcement, block grants, etc. Other includes the cemetery, dog catcher, and interest on debt service for governmental activities. Telecommunications include cable television, internet service provider, and VOIP. Sanitary Sewer inculdes the operational and capitals costs related to the collection and disposal of sanitary sewer. Water includes the operational and capital costs related to the treatment and distribution of water. Electric includes the operational and capital costs related to the transmission and distribution of electric. Sanitation includes the operational and capital costs related to the collection and disposal of refuse. Storm Water includes the operational and capital costs related to the collection and disposal of storm water. *

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*This is the most recent audited financial information available at this time. This is the most recented audited financial information available at this time.

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Education

Wadsworth City Schools... a Partnership of Shared Services triple-A school district, emphasizing Academics, Arts, and Athletics. The school district is comprised of eight school buildings, including five elementary schools, one intermediate school, one middle school, and one high school. The total enrollment is approximately 4,800 students. The high school and community center complex allows the school to share community space with the City of Wadsworth, Summa 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 kiosk.

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Wadsworth City Schools is a

This partnership allows cost savings through shared services. The district offers a host of extracurricular activities in which students can participate, including >> Continued on next page

GAME ON!: STEM Camp (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) is held in the summer for grades K-8 (above);Grizzlies soccer (above, left) is just one of many sports available to boy and girl athletes in the school system; Wadsworth Girls’ Basketball 2016 OHSAA Division I State Champions proudly show off their new trophy (above) after a 2015-16 24-1 season.

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Wadsworth City Schools

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Wadsworth 7th grade Power of the Pen Champions (left) - an interscholastic tournament competition for young writers throughout Ohio; the high school drama department (above) presents several musicals and plays throughout the school year.

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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. W.H.Y.S. Superintendent (Wadsworth Dr. Andrew Hill Home Youth School) is the parent-teacher volunteer 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

The University of Akron Offers Classes Locally

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The University of Akron’s (UA) leadership in community outreach and

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regional economic development is widely recognized both throughout the State of Ohio and nationally. UA’s Medina County University Center (MCUC), developed through a unique partnership with Medina County community, civic and business leaders and citizens, is an innovative extension of those efforts. MCUC was the first physical facility in the County devoted solely to higher education. The 33,000 squarefoot, three-story structure enables local residents and businesses to take advantage of college courses and programs as well as professional development workshops and workforce training opportunities close to home. Working in partnership with the academic colleges of The University of Akron, MCUC offers a unique blend of opportunities that are designed to meet the needs of a diverse student population, such as recent high school graduates, adult students, veterans, transfer students, and College Credit Plus students. MCUC is located at 6300 Technology Lane in Medina. For more information, visit our website at www.uakron.edu/mcuc or call 330-721-2210.

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A laser torch (shown here), 3D printers, and a modern lathe have all been recent donations to help students with current technology.

The New Face of Career Tech Education: The Four Cities Compact The Four Cities Compact helps oversee the Career Technical Education courses for Wadsworth City Schools. The other three districts involved with the Compact are Barberton, Copley-Fairlawn, and Norton. The Compact offers 19 workforce development programs. Some are in line with more traditional programs, such as Carpentry, Cosmetology, and Automotive Technologies. Many are newer courses, such as Engineering Design and Technologies, Advancement to Nursing, Criminal Science Technology, Robotics, and Media Communications. Students generally enter the programs their junior year of high school and can earn both college credits and industry certifications. Many of the CTE students further their education in college or job training, but some choose to go directly into the workforce after high school.

Scholarship opportunities are available to select students through the Stone Ledges Scholarship Foundation. Students can show off the skills they have learned at local and state level competitions, and the Compact boasts a number of partnerships including one with SME Prime. SME (Society of Manufacturing Engineers) helps provide state-of-the-art equipment for Engineering and Design, Robotics, and Machine Technologies. A laser torch, 3D printers, and a modern lathe have all been recent donations. Compact staff also helps with career advisory lessons and materials and hosts a number of related events including Career Day (Career Advisory), Reality Day (Financial Literacy), and National Technical Honor Society (CTE Student Recognition). For more detailed information on the Compact or to contact Compact staff, please visit the website at www.fourcitiescompact.org. www.wadsworthcity.com

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Education

Affordable Higher Education, Close to Home Cuyahoga Community College (Tri-C®)’s Brunswick University Center offers affordable higher education to Medina County residents. Located on the Brunswick Campus with the city’s high school and community recreation center, Brunswick University Center (BUC) is easily accessible from Wadsworth, on I-71 and Route 303. Students can enroll in associate degree courses during day, evening and weekend classes. Program offerings also include college coursework for high school students (College Credit Plus), workforce training, and career and professional development classes in finance, ISO, leadership, project management and Lean Six Sigma. BUC also offers the “Neighborhood Scholars Food for Thought” series for senior citizens in the community. In addition, Franklin University and Tiffin University courses and advising are located on site. These partnerships allow students to move seamlessly from community college classes into four-year university coursework while staying close to home. Students can complete bachelor’s degrees in Criminal Justice – Justice Administration, Business Administration and Management & Leadership (double major), and Accounting and Forensic Accounting (double major). For the current course schedule or more information about services offered at BUC, visit www.tri-c.edu/ brunswick.

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Help for New Students As an extension of Tri-C’s Western Campus in Parma, Brunswick University Center (BUC) offers support services to new students to guide them through the enrollment process and their academic journey: • Admissions, Registration and Enrollment Services • Counseling • Financial Aid and Scholarships • Career Services

• Admissions Testing • Tutoring • Computer Lab • College Credit Plus Advising • Veterans Services

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Chamber of Commerce

It’s a Great Day in Wadsworth! With over 400 members, the Wadsworth Chamber is a strong partner for individuals, businesses and organizations to meet the changing needs of our business economy. We consistently strive to develop benefits that help our members save on your bottom line, offering value-added programs, beneficial educational programs and provide assistance to help you network, grow, and succeed. Your investment in this Chamber gives you choices for many benefits you may need - business showcases, monthly membership meetings, Business-After-Hours, web page presence, bulk mailing discounts, member-to-member discounts, a weekly newsletter, affordable and targeted advertising and, especially, networking. Incorporated in 1954, the Wadsworth Area Chamber of Commerce exists to help grow new businesses, expand existing businesses and partner with the community to make Wadsworth a great place to live, work and play. Working together with the other Medina County Chambers, we now have a great selection of County-

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GETTING DOWN TO BUSINESS: Ribbon cuttings (left) are always a celebration including this one at Subzero; Ben Walker accepts a Rosie Award (lower left) honoring businesses, organizations and individuals for outstanding contributions; Sharon Wright and Janie Parish, Wadsworth Chamber of Commerce (bottom left); Since 1996, the Annual Easter Basket Scholarship Auction (below) has raised over $92,000 for graduating Wadsworth High School students pursuing higher education in a business-related field.

wide Umbrella Programs that are essential to networking on a broader base: Member-to-Member Discount Program, Legislative Programs, Health Care Discount Premiums Plans, Worker Compensation Programs and Safety Council for discount BWC premiums. Right here in Wadsworth, Medina County or even our region, we are dedicated to promoting your business. It’s a great day in Wadsworth and a great day at the Wadsworth Area Chamber of Commerce! For more information on membership or programs, call 330-336-6150 or email business@wadsworthchamber.com.


Business & Community Leaders Profiling some of Wadsworth’s most interesting and recognizable faces

FRONT ROW (seated, left to right): Terri Hradek, Director, Tri-C’s Brunswick University Center; Sharon Wright, Wadsworth Chamber of Commerce; Robin Laubaugh, Mayor, City of Wadsworth. SECOND ROW: Tammi Langford, Executive Director, The Inn at CoalRidge; Janie Parish, Wadsworth Chamber of Commerce; Andrew Hill, Ed.D., Superintendent, Wadsworth City Schools. THIRD ROW: Dr. Alexander McIlvaine, Warner McIlvaine Dentistry; Dr. Bruce Manning, Bruce L. Manning, OD & Associates; Dane Arends, DVM, Wadsworth Veterinary Hospital; Harry Stark,

Economic Development Director and Assistant Director of Public Service, City of Wadsworth; Dr. Mark Brigham, Mark S. Brigham DO Inc.; Dr. Thomas Chi, Ohio Eye Care Consultants; Dr. Rachel Biedenbach, Wadsworth Eye Clinic, Inc. MISSING FROM PHOTO: Robin Hart, Senior Minister, Northside Christian; Denise Testa, Director, Medina County University Center. LOCATION: The Inn at CoalRidge, Wadsworth. PHOTOGRAPHER: Glen Rutherford, Glen Rutherford Photography.

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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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orthside Christian Church is a vibrant, spirit-filled, enthusiastic church located just north of Wadsworth, Ohio on SR 94. We are excited about what God is doing right here in Medina County through our church. We began in 1977 with a small group of people committed to restore the church that is found in the Bible. God has blessed Northside with remarkable growth. Today, well over a thousand people gather each Sunday to worship with us. Our services are truly inspirational and life-changing. The truths of the Bible are taught through motivational teaching and life application in a way that comes to life. There are exciting Your classes for all ages. Hundreds of Photo from people are involved in everything from community groups to taking cover photo short-term mission trips around shoot goes the world. As pastor of Northside here Christian Church for over 30 years, I want to personally invite you to come and experience that difference. Senior Minister Robin Hart

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

Contact us at 330-336-4622 or visit us online at www.northsideweb.org

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

Ohio Eye Care Consultants COMPREHENSIVE VISION CARE

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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 Your topography, and computerized visual fields is utilized. Drs. Manning, Schanz, Photo from King-Smith, and Wise are attentive to cover photo each patient to ensure they are satisfied shoot goes with their eye care experience. “We here welcome you to join our list of patients!” says Dr. Manning. Dr. Bruce L. 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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he Doctors at Ohio Eye Care Consultants, Thomas Chi, M.D., Amy Fernandez, O.D. and Sara Prusinski, O.D., are dedicated to providing the highest quality of service. They have extensive specialty training to assist you with all your eye care and vision needs by utilizing the latest technology and equipment. The friendly and knowledgeable staff and opticians at Ohio Eye Care Consultants are devoted to providing excellent patient care. Ohio Eye Care Consultants offers patients of all ages a full range of services from comprehensive eye examinations to advanced medical treatment and surgical procedures, including cataract and glaucoma surgery. They strive to be the most comprehensive eye care center for all your vision needs. Along with the Wadsworth office, they have locations in Medina and Lodi and offer convenient evening and Saturday appointments. Dr. Thomas Chi

Ohio Eye Care Consultants is located at 1 Park Center, Ste. 106 in Wadsworth 330-334-1300 • www.ohioeyecareconsultants.com


Alexander J. McIlvaine, DMD LLC MAKING WADSWORTH SMILE

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rs. Alex McIlvaine and Jeff Warner, along with their friendly staff, can provide for all of you and your family’s dental needs. With state-of-the-art technology like 3D imaging, replacing missing teeth can be achieved comfortably and reliably with dental implants. Their 3D imaging unit has the lowest radiation exposure of any such x-ray machine, while providing the best image quality. The incorporation of a dental laser allows them to make dental treatment more comfortable and more precise, while also giving you the whitest smile with Laser Whitening. Your time is important to them, so they always strive to stay on schedule and to provide time-saving services like same-day crowns. When you come in, you’re in the driver seat. Drs. McIlvaine and Warner work with you to make a plan for your dental needs that fits your budget, schedule, and comfort level. They look forward to making you smile! Dr. Alexander J. McIlvaine

For your best smile, Visit Drs. McIlvaine and Warner at 235 Broad Street, call 330-414-4083 or visit www.warnermcilvainedentistry.com

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 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

Dane Arends, DVM WadsWorth Veterinary hospital

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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.wadsworthveterinaryhospital.vetsuite.com

BUC Prepares Students for Future Careers; Promotes Economic Development

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adsworth residents have easy access to affordable higher education in Medina County at Cuyahoga Community College (Tri-C®)’s Brunswick University Center. Director Terri Hradek has worked in higher education for more than 20 years and believes in its impact on local economies, having owned and operated a franchise in Northeast Ohio and grown up working in her father’s business. A Greater Medina Chamber and Medina County Economic Development Corporation member, Chairman of the Board for the newly formed Northern Medina County Chamber Alliance (Brunswick and Valley City) and Leadership Medina County 2012 graduate, Hradek strives to match higher educational resources to community and business needs. “Tri-C is committed to our communities, offering life-changing opportunities for students and contributing to Northeast Your Ohio’s economic development,” she said. Photo from “In addition to associate degrees, we cover photo offer on-site bachelor degree programs shoot goes through Franklin and Tiffin universities in Accounting, Business and Criminal Justice here and provide professional development Terri Hradek, Director courses for working professionals.” For more information about Brunswick University Center, visit www.tri-c.edu/brunswick or call 866-933-5182. www.wadsworthcity.com

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Earn a University of Akron Degree Close to Home

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entrally located in Medina County in Lafayette Township, The University of Akron (UA) Medina County University Center (MCUC) offers a variety of online and in-person courses and degrees for high school students, transfer students, adult students, recent high school graduates and senior citizens. Through UA Solutions, local businesses take advantage of a large selection of continuing education units, courses, programs and customized training. Premier programs for businesses include Lean Mastery, Project Management and Leadership Essentials. In addition to taking classes, MCUC Director Denise Testa will meet with students and families to discuss their educational goals, financial aid planning, college selection process and career development. Appointments are scheduled by calling the main office, emailing Denise at dtesta@uakron.edu or visiting the MCUC webpage. According to Testa, “By partnering with business, education and community leaders in Medina County, we established a flexible and responsive higher education facility focused on the success of our Medina County residents, technology-driven businesses and industry clusters of Northeast Ohio.” Denise Testa, Director

For more information about MCUC, visit www.uakron.edu/mcuc or call 330-721-2210

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Dr. Rachel Biedenbach WadsWorth EyE CliniC

ince May of 2008, Wadsworth Eye Clinic has been conveniently located on the Summa Wadsworth Rittman Health Center campus in the Founders Hall building, Suite 304. The practice is owned by Dr. Rachel Biedenbach, a physician and ophthalmologist. Her staff includes: Dr. Michelle Dawson, an optometrist from Rittman; Jackie, optician; Andrea, clinical manager/surgical coordinator; Sheila, receptionist; and Eleisha, optician/technician. Wadsworth Eye Clinic’s friendly and knowledgeable staff, with a combined 100 years of eye care experience, take pride in offering complete, comprehensive eye care for all ages. They enjoy getting to know their patients in a small office setting and provide high quality, personalized care in a family-friendly environment without long wait times. Services include routine medical and emergent eye care; full-service optical and contact lenses; and Glaucoma, macular degeneration, and diabetic eye testing is also available in-office. Dr. Rachel Biedenbach also performs cataract surgery locally at Summa Wadsworth Rittman Health Center’s out-patient department. Dr. Rachel Biedenbach Wadsworth Eye Clinic • 195 Wadsworth Rd., Suite 304 • 330-247-2480 www.wadswortheyeclinic.com


Health & Wellness

Summa Health Cares for the Community Having bone, joint, muscle, cartilage, tendon or ligament issues and wondering about treatment and your road to recovery? Call 330-379-5051 to schedule an appointment with a specialist at the Summa Physicians Inc. – Orthopedics and Sports Medicine. We can get you in for a same day or next day appointment with one of our nonsurgical orthopedic specialists. All of our physicians are fellowship trained in their specialty, and our practice includes the team physicians for the Akron Rubber Ducks and Kent State University Athletics. We are also proud to provide medical coverage to the athletic teams at Wadsworth High School.  We take a team approach to your care and recovery. Choose Summa and you’ll be surrounded by specialists before, during and after your nonsurgical or surgical treatment so you can get back to your active lifestyle as soon as possible. For more information, go to www.summahealth.org.

ON CALL: 24/7 emergency healthcare is available at Summa Health Center at Wadsworth-Rittman located at 195 Wadsworth Road.

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Health & Wellness

Staying Mentally and Socially Active Mentally challenging activities, such as learning a new skill or adopting a new hobby, may have short and long-term benefits for your brain. To keep your mind active, it is important to participate in activities that expose your mind to new topics. Challenge yourself to games with strategy or high-level reading material, or determine how to approach a familiar task in a more effective way. Selecting activities you enjoy will increase the likelihood that you will continue to engage in them over time. Doing these things will help keep your brain healthy and may protect your brain from developing dementia. Social engagement is associated with reduced rates of disability and may also reduce risk for depression. Remaining socially active may support brain health and possibly delay the onset of dementia. There are many ways to stay socially active in your community, and these actives

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The Bistro located within The Inn at CoalRidge is a popular gathering place for residents to eat and socialize.

will provide the greatest connection to others. Participation in clubs, volunteer efforts and other community pursuits may be valuable in maintaining your overall health. Many of these activities are low-cost or free, such as joining a walking group or book club in your area. Staying socially active can also be as simple as engaging with friends and family on a regular basis. Also try to choose and pursue activities that are meaningful to you. — Information provided by The Inn at CoalRidge. For more details visit www.innatcoalridge.com


Have the Time of Your Life at the Soprema Senior Center The Soprema Senior Center is located at 617 School Drive on a vibrant campus, which includes Wadsworth High School, Summa Hospital Therapy/Rehab, YMCA Recreation Center, Wadsworth Public Library Outreach and Wadsworth Cable Television (WCTV). Housing multiple community-based service providers under one roof has enabled residents of all ages to reap the benefits of onestop-shopping. The campus has become a community focal point and the opportunities for engagement are endless. The Soprema Senior Center is truly the heart of the Community Center campus. The Center is modeled after the Mather LifeWays Café Plus concept, offering a blend of traditional senior programs paired with an ample supply of new life enrichment and wellness opportunities. 2015 brought great success and national recognition to the Center, as the proud recipient of the 2014 Mather LifeWays Institute on Aging Promising Practices Award. Our innovative and engaging Center is the hub of the local community, where seniors are having the time of their lives. Becoming involved at the Center is easy and very rewarding. As a department of the City of Wadsworth, and through the generosity of the Wadsworth Older Adults Foundation and our many friends, Soprema Senior Center membership is free and offers a number of 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. The Soprema Senior Center is open Monday through Friday from 8:30 am – 4:30 pm and the Soprema Café is open Monday through Friday from 7:30 am – 2:00 pm. Stop in or call us at 330-335-1513. Check us out on the web at www.wadsworthcity.com. www.wadsworthcity.com

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Health & Wellness Calling All Dog Lovers and Their Furry Friends! The Wadsworth Community Dog Park (WCDP) offers the best accommodations for dogs and owners alike, with over 3.5 acres of fully fenced play area where dogs and people can stretch their legs and socialize. From open, grassy spaces where the sun shines, to exploring a bit in the wooded area, we’ve got your dog covered! Conveniently located within Valley View Park, at 618 West Street in Wadsworth, the WCDP comes fully stocked with amenities for everyone – bench seating, pet waste stations, outdoor drinking fountains, and more. The park entrance is secured by a doublegate system to prevent escapes or dogs entering without owners, and the WCDP also dedicates an exclusive one acre section to small pups to help alleviate any

apprehension with larger dogs. Started by community residents, the WCDP was built through support by local veterinarian, Dr. Dane Arends, with input and assistance from city officials, as well as many other extremely generous donors, with the intention of providing a safe, off-leash environment for dogs to promote health and wellness. Operating as a non-profit organization, the WCDP volunteers are our most valuable resource, working daily to enhance your experience through event planning and continued on-site park maintenance. We encourage you to get involved! More information can be found at www.wadsworthdogpark.com, and find WCDP on Facebook!

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Community Information

Important Phone Numbers PHOTO: GLEN RUTHERFORD

Code Enforcement / Property Violations 330-335-2780 EMERGENCY 9-1-1

CITY ADMINISTRATION Business hours: 330-335-1521 after hours 330-334-1581

CITY DEPARTMENTS Wadsworth Police (non-emergency) 330-334-1511 Office of the Mayor 330-335-2705 Auditor 330-335-2742 CityLink cable, internet, TV, phone service 330-335-2888 Internet & phone technical support 330-335-2880

Finance Department 330-335-2746

Public Safety Director 330-335-2705

Building & Planning 330-335-2753

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

Public Service Director 330-335-2708

Chief’s Office and Records 330-335-2747

Gas Aggregation Program 330-335-2708

City Council 24 hour call-in 330-335-2716

HAN (Home Area Network) 330-335-2888

City Council Office 330-335-2759 Communications 330-335-2888 Drug Tip Line (anonymous) 330-335-2769 Economic Development 330-335-2708 Electric Department 330-335-2833 Engineering 330-335-2751

Human Resources 330-335-2753 Income Tax 330-335-2745 Jury Duty 330-335-2725 Law Department 330-335-2748 Law Director 330-335-2748 Municipal Court 330-335-1596 Parks / Shelter Reservations 330-335-2708

Assistant Service Director 330-335-2708 Sanitation 330-335-2847 Sewer Emergencies 330-334-1581 Soprema Senior Center 330-335-1513 Storm Water 330-335-2734 Street Department 330-335-2842 Treasurer 330-335-2743 Utilities: sign-up / billing 330-335-2700 Wadsworth Municipal Airport 330-334-9861 www.wadsworthcity.com

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Community Information Wastewater Treatment 330-336-2894

Superintendent Dr. Andrew J. Hill

Water Distribution 330-335-2830

Treasurer Mr. Douglas Beeman

Water Emergencies 330-334-1581

Director of Instruction and Professional Development Dr. Michele Evans

Water Treatment 330-335-2832 WCTV 330-336-7919

Director of Student Services Mrs. Kristen Prough Director of Four Cities Compact Mr. Roger Wright

YMCA at Wadsworth Community Center 330-334-9622

Director of Facilities Mr. Joseph Magnacca

WADSWORTH CITY SCHOOLS

Technology Supervisor Mr. Phillip Luthman

Administration Offices 524 Broad Street 330-336-3571

Wadsworth High School 625 Broad Street 330-335-1400 Principal Mr. Steve Moore Associate Principal Mr. Rich Berlin Assistant Principal Mr. Christopher Sieber Wadsworth Middle School 150 Silvercreek Road 330-335-1410 Principal Mr. Eric Jackson Assistant Principal Mr. David Ryder

Central Intermediate School 151 Main Street 330-335-1480 Principal Mrs. Joanne Gahan Assistant Principal Mrs. Laura Maslyk Franklin Elementary School 200 Takacs Drive 330-335-1470 Principal Mr. Roger Havens Isham Elementary School 325 Sunset Boulevard 330-335-1440 Principal Mrs. Nance Watts

Lincoln Elementary School 280 N. Lyman Street 330-335-1460 Principal Mr. Steve Brady Overlook Elementary School 650 Broad Street 330-335-1420 Principal Mrs. Erin Simpson Valley View Elementary 625 Orchard Street 330-335-1430 Principal Mr. Christopher Roberts

Goodwill Helps the Community in Many Ways

When you shop and donate to Goodwill, you are helping people in our community find jobs. 170 Great Oaks Trail Wadsworth, OH 44281 Hours: Monday – Saturday: 9 a.m. – 9 p.m. Sunday: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. www.goodwillakron.org

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When you shop and donate to Goodwill, you are helping people in our community find jobs. Goodwill’s mission is to help individuals prepare for, find and retain employment. In Wadsworth, the facility is located at 170 Great Oaks Trail. The store features a shopper-friendly floor plan with quality items at affordable prices as well as serves as a donation site for gently-used clothes, furniture, books, household items and more. In addition, the store is a training site for Goodwill’s Work Experience Program, where participants assist in daily operations with Guide | 2016-2017

guidance from a case manager and mentor. When you shop at Goodwill, know that 88 cents of every dollar goes toward funding job training and placement services in the community. For those that donate, every effort is made to maximize the value of each donation – with usable items being sold, reused or recycled in some form. Also available for use is a job-search station for anyone seeking employment and a community room that can accommodate up to 20 people. For more information, contact the Wadsworth Goodwill at 330-331-4363.


Wadsworth Utilities Utility Office

Wadsworth Utilities includes Municipal Electric, Water, Sewer, Sanitation, Storm Water, Cable, Internet, and Voice over IP and Home Energy Networks. All these city services are included on one convenient bill each month. Our Smart Grid has been in place for over 3 years now, and it includes Smart Electric and Water meters. This allows us to offer progressive utility rates, remote readings, leak detection and more, which saves residents money.

CityLink: Your source for all communication needs in and around Wadsworth! CityLink, operated by the City of Wadsworth, 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 our “Watch TV Everywhere” product 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. We also offer business-direct fiber connections.

(First Floor of City Hall) 120 Maple Street 330-335-2700 Hours: 8:30-4:30, Monday-Friday This is 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 at City Hall, by mail or you can pay online at www. wadsworthcity.com.

Wadsworth Sanitation Department and Transfer Station 165 Auble St., 330-335-2847 Hours: 8:00-4:00, Monday-Friday; 9:00-1:00, Saturday The City of Wadsworth provides solid waste collection and disposal services for the residents of the City and surrounding Township. 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. The Sanitation Department services carts at night to avoid traffic, school children and parked vehicles.

Wadsworth Street Department 311 Broad St., 330-335-2842 Hours: 7:30-4:30, Monday-Friday The Street 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 warden.

Wadsworth Electric Department The City of Wadsworth has owned and operated its own electric distribution system 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.

The Wadsworth Public Library Proudly Serves Our Community The library tradition in Wadsworth stretches back to 1822, when Judge Frederick Brown, the uncle of abolitionist John Brown, first carted a stack of coonskinbound volumes on a one horse-carriage from Connecticut to establish Wadsworth’s first circulating library. From the 19th through the early part of the 20th Century, stewardship of circulating library materials was managed by the Wadsworth Federation of Women. In 1931, following the donation of a stately Victorian home by local philanthropist Mrs. Ella M. Everhard, the Library became a school district public library and set about growing in kind with our expanding community. Today, the Wadsworth Public Library continues to thrive as it proudly serves our area’s over 29,000 residents, visitors and workers with over 180,000 books, movies, CDs, audiobooks, and e-media, a broad mix of programming uniquely tailored to serve the interests and needs of our patrons, seven days a week.

Public Library

Library Hours: Sun 1 p.m. - 5 p.m. Mon 9 a.m. - 9 p.m. Tues 9 a.m. - 9 p.m. Wed 9 a.m. - 9 p.m. Thurs 9 a.m. - 9 p.m. Fri 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. Sat 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. www.wadsworthcity.com

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Community Information The Wadsworth Community Center 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-of-the-art facility offering recreation, health, and senior facilities, all in one convenient location.

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SOPREMA SENIOR CENTER AND CAFÉ 617 School Drive / 330-335-1513 A gathering place for seniors with a wide variety of innovative informational programs and activities

WCTV (Wadsworth Community Television) 619 School Drive / 330-336-7919 Provides Wadsworth’s public, educational, and government channels on CityLink cable system and Time Warner Cable.

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

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WADSWORTH YMCA 623 School Drive / 330-334-9622 Hours: Mon.-Fri....... 5:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. Sat............... 6:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Sun............12:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Leisure, competition, therapy and outdoor pools, fitness room, child watch center, excercise and multi-purpose rooms.

WADSWORTH PUBLIC LIBRARY Community Center Lobby Kiosk 330-334-5761


Community Information

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

First Mennonite Church 405 Trease Rd. 330-334-1863 Freshwater Community Church 185 Humbolt Ave. (moving soon to 590 Hartman Rd.) 330-336-3561 Grace and Truth Church 157 Wadsworth Rd. 330-336-2337

Cornerstone Memorial Baptist Church 745 S Medina Line Rd. 330-665-4479

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

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

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

Deep Water Community Church 191 College St. 330-336-8525

Key to My Father’s House Church 1825 Reimer Rd. 330-335-7301

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

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

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

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

Northside Christian Northside Christian 7615 Ridge Rd. 330-336-4622

The Epicenter Church 311 Weatherstone Dr. PO Box 954 330-703-4235

Radiant Life Church 8691 Wadsworth Rd., Ste. 120 (moving soon to 844 Hartman Rd.) 330-335-1594

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

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

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

Ridgewood Baptist Church 7891 Ridge Rd. 330-334-2534 Sacred Heart of Jesus 260 Broad St. 330-336-3049 St. Mark’s Episcopal Church 146 College St. 330-336-0212 The Chapel: Wadsworth Campus   1391 State Rd. 330-376-6400

United Methodist Church 195 Broad St. 330-336-6689 Wadsworth Church of Christ 236 W. Good Ave. 330-334-1178 Wadsworth Church of Nazarene 743 High St. 330-336-4258

WADSWORTH YMCA 623 School Drive Wadsworth, OH 44281 330 334 9622

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Dining Guide

Antonio’s Pizza

Alexandri’s

Boss Frosty’s Ice Cream Domino’s Pizza

Menchies Yogurt Shop

146 Main St. 330-336-0203

962 Broad St. 330-990-5550

117 Main St. 330-336-0330

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

Ann’s Pastry Shop

Buehler’s Main Street Grill

Dunkin Donuts

121 High St. 330-335-7441

175 Great Oaks Trail 330-336-3588

Burger King 994 High St. 330-334-5510

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

Applebee’s 1020 High St. 330-335-6767

Arabica Cafe 1090 Williams Reserve Blvd. 330-331-4355

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

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

809 High St. 330-336-2500

Frogen Yozurt 1154 Hinkle Dr., Unit B 330-907-4443

Chipotle 990 High St. 330-334-5812

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

Giant Eagle Coffee Shop/Deli

Circle L Steakhouse

825 Ambassador Dr. 330-336-8733

201 Park Centre Dr. 330-334-3663

Gionino’s Pizzeria

Crafted Cocktail Company 991 High St. 216-314-2394

Crites Restaurant 339 Main St. 330-336-9974

Dairy Queen 835 High St. 330-336-4714

138 Akron Rd. 330-334-9191

Hong Kong Buffet 247 Great Oaks Trail 330-334-5888

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

Kasai Japanese Restaurant

Panera Bread

Subway

135 Great Oaks Trail 330-336-4600

141 Main St. 330-336-3031

Taco Bell 973 High St. 330-336-9242

Patrons Mexican Grill

Tail Gators 469 College St. 330-334-5151

1154 Hinkle Dr., Unit D1 330-334-0020

That New Bar

Pizza Hut

127 Watrusa Ave. 330-332-3336

142 Great Oaks Trail 330-336-5700

The Galaxy Sports Bar/Dining Room

Pizzazio’s Pizza 157 Broad St. 30-336-1600

201 Park Centre Dr. 330-334-3663

Romeo’s Pizza

The Root Beer Drive-in

176 Great Oaks Trail 330-336-8900

766 Broad St. 330-334-1346

Sonnet’s Coffee

The Tasting Room

117 College St. 330-336-5557

210 Great Oaks Trail 330-331-7085

Spunkmeyer’s Pub

Valley Cafe

993 High St. 330-334-5080

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

Starbuck’s

Longfellows Tavern

Starbucks

127 Watrusa Ave. 330-336-0028

The Sub Station

116 High St. 330-336-9480

132 Akron Rd. 330-334-4949

839 High St. 330-331-5253 999 High St. 330-336-1888

The Sub Station

136 Akron Rd. 330-334-9900

Papa John’s

Casa Del Rio

China Express

New Style Chinese

101 High St. 330-331-7555

Wendy’s

988 High St. 330-334-0391

125 Great Oaks Trail 330-336-8264

1183 Williams Reserve Blvd. 330-335-2610

Marie’s Restaurant

Sub Zero Ice Cream & Yogurt

130 E. Smokerise Dr. 330-334-1000

300 Weatherstone Dr. 855-615-5432

McDonald’s

Subway

820 High St. 330-336-8100

989 High St. 330-334-0044

We’re Rolling Pretzel Co. 222 Smokerise Dr. 330-335-9170

Whitehouse Chicken 199 Great Oaks Trail 330-335-6000

Zeppe’s Pizza 295 Weatherstone Dr. 330-336-8300 www.wadsworthcity.com

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Advertiser Index CABLE/INTERNET/ PHONE/HOME ENERGY Citylink Inside Front Cover www.watchtveverywhere.com CHURCH Northside Christian Church pg 16, 30 www.northsideweb.org/ northside-academy COLLEGES & UNIVERSITIES Cuyahoga Community College pg 12, 13, 17 www.tri-c.edu Medina County University Center pg 10, 18, Back Cover www.uakron.edu/mcuc COMPUTER REPAIR Computer Surgeon pg 7 www.compusurgeon.com DENTIST Alexander J. McIlvaine, DMD pg 17, 20 www.warnermcilvainedentistry.com EYE CARE Bruce L. Manning, OD pg 16, 19 www.drbrucemanning.com Ohio Eye Care Consultants pg 16, 19 www.ohioeyecareconsultants.com

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Wadsworth Eye Clinic pg 18, 21 www.wadswortheyeclinic.com GOODWILL STORE AND DONATIONS Goodwill Industries of Akron p 24 www.goodwillakron.org HEATING & COOLING Kimmel Heating & AC p 24 www.kimmelheatingandair.com HOSPITALS/MEDICAL FACILITIES Summa Health pg 19, Inside Back Cover www.summahealth.org LIBRARY Wadsworth Public Library p 25 www.wadsworthlibrary.org PHOTOGRAPHER Glen Rutherford Photography pg 18 www.glenrutherfordphotography. com PHYSICIAN - ENT Mark S. Brigham, DO, Inc. pg 17, 21 www.markbrighamdo.com PHYSICIAN/ ORTHOPAEDIC SURGEON Jonathan Kase MD p 22 www.crystalclinic.com/drkase

Wadsworth Magazine & Community Guide | 2016-2017

RECREATION YMCA pg 30 www.akronymca.com/wadsworth RESTAURANT-PIZZA Antonio’s Pizza pg 1 www.antoniospizza.net SCHOOLS Northside Christian Academy pg 12 www.northsideweb.org SENIOR LIVING The Inn at CoalRidge pg 16, 20 www.innatcoalridge.com

SURVEYORS/ CIVIL ENGINEERS Lewis Land Professionals pg 5 www.landprosinc.com TELEVISION/COMMUNITY WCTV p 32 www.wadsworthcity.com VETERINARIAN Wadsworth Veterinary Hospital pg 17, 22 www.wadsworthveterinary hospital.vetsuite.com


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Get Back Into Your Game Whether you’re an athlete or simply have an active lifestyle, don’t let a problem with your bones, joints, cartilage, ligaments, muscles or tendons keep you on the sidelines. The orthopedic team at Summa Physicians Inc. – Orthopedics and Sports Medicine can put you on the road to recovery. Our fellowship trained nonsurgical physicians and orthopedic surgeons treat patients from age 8 to adult with the latest techniques. Our coordinated care is designed to help you achieve your goals. We have convenient locations in Akron, Green, Hudson, Medina and Wadsworth to get you back to what moves you.

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