Wadsworth 2023

Page 1

FASTER. SMARTER. INTERNET. Supercharge your home or Office WiFi with The CityLink Smart WiFi SuperPodTM provides the best wireless experience to stay connected with all of your devices. FOR MORE INFORMATION CALL TODAY! 330-335-2888 or VISIT US AT www.WadsworthCityLink.com The best $10 a month you will ever spend on your Internet! (If you currently spend $10/month for rental of a Modem and Router, call to upgrade at no additional charge).

This is an Image Builders Marketing Inc.™

Trademark Publication created and produced for the City of Wadsworth, Ohio.

City of Wadsworth

Robin L. Laubaugh, Mayor Wadsworth Municipal Offices

120 Maple St., Wadsworth, Ohio 44281 330-335-1521

Wadsworth Area Chamber of Commerce

132 Main St., Ste. A 330-336-6150

Copyright © 2023, All rights reserved.

Image Builders Marketing, Inc. 440-346-4482


Additional copies are available at participating sponsors or at: Wadsworth Municipal Offices and Participating sponsors, or view the book online at www.wadsworthcity.com or www.wadsworthchamber.com

To advertise in the next edition, call 440-346-4482 or email: bkimagebuilder@outlook.com


President & Publisher


Business Manager





Art Director & Production Manager


Production Coordinator


Graphic Designers



Vice President, Sales


Community Consultant


Contributing Writer



General Photos courtesy of the CITY OF WADSWORTH and TOM STUGMYER

Image Builders Marketing, Inc. would like to extend a special thank you to all the business organizations and individuals who take an active and enthusiastic role in the Wadsworth Magazine & Community Guide, especially our advertisers who provide the financial support to make this a successful community project. We hope that you enjoy the informative features contained in this publication and will keep it as a reference guide for community and advertiser information. No part of this publication may be reproduced by any means without the written permission of the publisher. Advertisements and listings in this publication are provided as a public service. Image Builders Marketing, Inc. is not responsible for errors or omissions, and inclusion does not constitute an endorsement or recommendation.

2023 MAGAZINE & COMMUNITY GUIDE Wadsworth 2 MAYOR’S WELCOME 4 CITY OVERVIEW 8 CITY FINANCIALS 9 CHAMBER OF COMMERCE 11 EDUCATION 13 BUSINESS & COMMUNITY LEADERS 18 HEALTH & WELLNESS 20 HOME & REAL ESTATE 22 PARKS & RECREATION Contents 23 SENIOR LIVING 24 MAIN STREET WADSWORTH 25 COMMUNITY INFORMATION 27 WADSWORTH CHURCHES 28 WADSWORTH STREET MAP 30 WADSWORTH UTILITIES 31 DINING GUIDE 33 ADVERTISER INDEX www.wadsworthcity.com 1 On the Cover: Our Business and Community Leaders this year assembled at the beautiful and historic M.C. Real Estate’s offices at 102 Main Street in Wadsworth. The REALTORS® at M.C. Real Estate provide the expertise and consultation necessary to allow you to buy and sell with confidence.

The Secret is Out...

As I travel throughout the community, it is not unusual for someone to stop and let me know how much they enjoy living in Wadsworth. So many people have chosen Wadsworth as a great community to live, work, and raise a family. Wadsworth has so much to offer. We really are fortunate to have the numerous downtown events, excellent schools and library, numerous retail and dining opportunities as well as many locations in which to relax, stay healthy and have fun.

Safety Director, Matthew Hiscock and I are very happy with the progress of a new fire station and headquarters building for our Fire and EMS Department. What had been just concepts and designs has become a reality and we couldn’t be happier. With a reduced construction cost of just over $9 million, we were able to make some cost saving decisions that allowed us to build a state-of-the-art building that will not only meet the current needs of our community and department, but we believe will also be scalable for our future needs. The project is currently on time and on budget as we continue to navigate building industry supply chain issues. Viewing real time progress is available by logging into our two (2) fire station site public cameras found on our city website. Exciting improvements are coming to Wadsworth Parks. The City recently completed a new Park and Trail Masterplan

to ensure future improvements made to the parks fit the vision and needs of the community for the next generation.

This year improvements will start in Memorial and Durling Parks with the hope to make improvements to all of our parks over the next 10 years.

In Memorial Park, updated features include the Kaleidoscope playground, small pavilions, tennis courts and restrooms. Planned additions will be pickle ball courts, a music venue, and a new memorial walk feature. Future additions will include an ice skating area, a splash pad, more courts, parking and roadways. Durling Park will feature updates that include new tennis, pickle ball, and basketball courts. Additional features will include new walkways, pavilion, and future features such as a hillside playground and restrooms.

Please enjoy this 2023 Wadsworth Community Guide. This valuable resource is updated annually and provides information about our city and local organizations while showcasing the many businesses and people that make Wadsworth the great place that it is. This publication is provided free of charge due to the generous sponsorships from organizations and businesses in the community. Wadsworth is the place to be and is a Community Unmatched!

2 Wadsworth Magazine & Community Guide | 2023-2024
Robin Laubaugh, Mayor

Serving Wadsworth for over 30 Years!

Van's Tire has been in the Wadsworth community for over 30 years. Joshua Baughman took over the Wadsworth location in September of 2013, and updated the name to Van's Auto Service & Tire Pros. Since then, 12 more locations have been added to the Van's family of stores in Northeast and Central Ohio.

Van's specializes in personalized auto service and tire sales, taking great pride in making sure that each customer walks away happy and well taken care of. We provide a digital vehicle inspection with every visit that includes pictures, which is helpful in giving an honest and transparent assessment of each vehicle. We are a full service shop that handles oil changes, brakes, alignments, suspension work, engine and transmission repair.

Stop by or call us Monday through Friday, 7:30 am to 6:00 pm and Saturdays from 7:30 to 3:00 pm. Or visit us at www.vanstirepros.com!

Joshua has created a family environment for customers and employees alike Here he is with some of the "Van's Kids" who have become part of the family.

13 Locations in Northeast and Central Ohio WADSWORTH 185 Broad St (330) 336-6630 NORTH RIDGEVILLE 37775 Center Ridge Rd (440) 327-7010 IBERIA 3596 State Rt 309 (419) 468-1777 MANSFIELD 801 Lexington Ave (419) 529-0865 AKRON - ELLET 682 Canton Rd (330) 784-7740 AKRON - EAST MARKET 1725 E Market St (330) 784-5454 AKRON - WATERLOO RD. 449 E Waterloo Rd (330) 724-7400 MEDINA 1451 Medina Road (330) 239-2371 CUYAHOGA FALLS 4005 State Rd (330) 794-5263 NORWALK 2874 State Rt 61 (419) 677-0655 WOOSTER 210 S Buckeye St (330) 794-5263 PARMA 7701 Day Drive (330) 663-3600 NOW OPEN! BROOK PARK 14671 Snow Rd. (216) 898-5800 185 BROAD STREET WADSWORTH, OH 44281 330-336-6630
w w w . v a n s t i r e p r o s . c o m
Van's Tire Pros flagship location at 185 Broad Street in Wadsworth, next to the United States Post Office.

Wadsworth The Best of Both Worlds

Wadsworth, Mayor Robin Laubaugh noted, is known for its community spirit. “We all wear our Grizzly red to the football and basketball games and other activities, and it’s not only the parents who are attending,” Laubaugh said. “These are really community events.”

The city’s tagline—“A Community Unmatched”—reflects a rich history of manufacturing wooden matches and other products. Today, Laubaugh said, Wadsworth offers the “best of both worlds”—a safe, small town atmosphere and a convenient location with highway access to anywhere. “We have this wonderful quaint downtown and we have a lot of nice retail and other amenities,” she said. “But we’re also nicely situated in Northeast Ohio where we have even more opportunities.”

That may be why Wadsworth has continued to be the fastest growing city in Medina County and one of the fastest growing cities in Ohio in recent years.

The town of about 24,000 residents offers ample park and recreation areas, an excellent library and top flight municipal services—including a publicly owned electric utility and publicly owned internet and communication services, Laubaugh said. “We offer significantly more services than the typical municipality - especially for a municipality of our size,” Laubaugh said. “Our publicly owned electric department, for example, is one of only 90 in the state of Ohio, and our internet, cable, and phone service is very rare.”

Businesses Flourishing

Those amenities are not only enjoyed by residents — they also provide advantages to local businesses, which may help to explain Wadsworth’s strong performance in economic development.

Last year, 24 business startups and expansion projects in the city resulted in almost $30 million in capital investment, Laubaugh reported. For example, Soprema Inc., offers roofing, waterproofing, wall protection and civil engineering solutions, and invested more than $12 million into its U.S. corporate headquarters and lab facilities.

ECS Tuning, a Wadsworth-based company and automobile parts supplier, invested almost $24 million to expand its

 Continued on page 5 CITY OVERVIEW 4 Wadsworth Magazine & Community Guide | 2023-2024

headquarters. “ECS is a company that had an opportunity to relocate out of our state, but they chose to stay here in Wadsworth,” Laubaugh said. “With their investment in the city we retained 300 jobs and, with the expansion, ECS is projected to create another 98 new full-time jobs.”

Celebrate Vitamins, a nutritional supplement provider, is expanding its facilities with an additional 15,000 square-foot building. “We’re hearing a lot of favorable things from our business community,” the mayor said. “They are experiencing growth. And our Downtown businesses also are doing well. All of those storefronts are filled, with no vacancies.”

Wadsworth’s dining and retail sector also is expanding. “Residents tell us that they have a great interest in more restaurants,” Laubaugh shared. “In an effort to spur development, we started a unique grant program to attract new restaurants or to help existing ones expand.”

Last year, four current restaurants were awarded grant money to expand and the city plans to issue another round of grants this spring. “The four grant recipients are investing almost $1.2 million for renovations and upgrades,” she said.

Last year’s recipients were:

• Sonnets, a New Orleans style coffee shop and whiskey bar received $18,000 toward a seating expansion and kitchen improvements;

• Great Oaks Tavern received $16,000 toward a seating expansion and kitchen expansion;

• Unwined Main Street, a casual cocktail, bourbon and wine bar, received $10,500 toward kitchen improvements; and

• Water Main Grille, a diner that specializes in breakfast and grill food, received $5,500 toward interior and exterior renovations.

The city also has a new grants program to assist businesses in the Match District, just south of Downtown near the historic match factory, to upgrade their building facades and lighting.

Parks and Roads

Upgrades in Wadsworth’s streets, infrastructure and parks also have been completed or are in development.

One major improvement last year was the October opening of the roundabout at the Route 57-Seville Road intersection.

“The traffic backup during peak times is roughly half of what it used to be and the intersection has been made safer by avoiding serious high speed accidents since the roundabout opened,” Laubaugh said.

Meanwhile development of a 10-year master plan for municipal parks is moving forward, the mayor said. “Our hope is to make improvements to all of our parks over the next 10 years,” she said. “With more than 2,300 responses to a public survey we conducted, we got a tremendous amount of feedback as far as what people think is needed in the parks, what they like about the parks and what needs to be renovated. We haven’t had an update to our park and trail master plan for quite some time, so this will provide direction to make improvements to our parks.”

Among the improvements will be the replacement of Kaleidoscope playground at Memorial Park. “Kaleidoscope is a beloved playground, but it’s almost 28 years old,” Laubaugh said. “It’s a wood structure and it is at the end of its youthful life.”

Other Memorial Park improvements are expected to ultimately include additional pavilions, tennis courts and restrooms along with pickle ball courts, a music venue, an ice skating area and a splash pad. At Durling, updated features will include new tennis, pickle ball and basketball courts, new walkways and pavilions.

A permanent Safety Town and a 911 Memorial are planned directly behind the city’s new fire station, which is expected to open this fall. Safety Town will feature miniature buildings that local businesses will have the opportunity to sponsor.

“The new Safety Town will be accessible from Memorial Park,” Laubaugh said.

 Continued from page 4  Continued on page 6 www.wadsworthcity.com 5

Continued from page 5

Beautify Wadsworth

Through the new Beautify Wadsworth program, businesses and residents will be encouraged to help make the city look great, said Robert Patrick, Director of Public Service. The initiative will recognize homes and businesses that

have done exemplary work on landscaping to installing attractive features.

The local government, meanwhile, is planning landscape improvements at the I-76-Route 94 interchange, Patrick said. “It’s a major gateway to our community and we want to make it look nicer as people enter,” he said.

©2023 Akro-Mils/Myers Industries Inc. AKM936 03/23 Apply Online: akro-milsjobs.com Production & Salaried Positions Available 250 Seville Rd, Wadsworth, OH Great job. Great Benefits. Great Life!
6 Wadsworth Magazine & Community Guide | 2023-2024

Ron and


Get Key to the City


Strong Finances

The city’s cost of financing new projects has been lowered due to a strong bond rating, Laubaugh announced. Last year, Standard and Poor’s boosted the city’s general obligation bond rating from AA to AA+, a stellar achievement, especially for a city its size, especially coming out of a pandemic and considering the uncertainty of the economy, the mayor said. “Standard and Poor’s [S&P Global Ratings] reported that our rating was based upon the city’s budgetary performance, liquidity, moderate debt and strong management,” she said.

Active Wadsworth residents Ron and Kathleen Paydo were awarded the annual Key to the City during Mayor Robin Laubaugh’s State of the City address in February. “During much of their 35year marriage Kathleen and Ron, along with their four biological children, have opened their home to those in need,” Laubaugh said. “They have been licensed foster parents in both Medina and Summit counties and specialize in both medically fragile children and large sibling groups. They have fostered more than 160 foster children from all over Ohio. During a 10-year break they took to raise their own young children, they hosted seven foreign exchange students through the Rotary Club of Wadsworth.”

Ron Paydo has worked for Huntington Bank for 35 years and is currently the community president for Huntington Bank in Medina County. He serves on the boards of directors of the Wadsworth Salvation Army; YMCA of Summit and Medina County; Red Cross of Summit, Medina and Portage Counties; and Boys Scouts of the Great Trail Council, and has also served on a variety of other local boards.

Kathleen Paydo is a retired registered nurse who worked at Wadsworth Rittman Hospital for 22 years and Sacred Heart School for four years. The author of the book, Fostering Love: A Glimpse into Foster Care, she speaks to county, government and educational groups to promote foster care.

The Paydos have served as local scout leaders and have been members of Sacred Heart Parish since moving to Wadsworth in 1987.

«Health Insurance «Attendance Bonus «Paid Vacations & Holidays «Tuition Reimbursement Program Now Hiring! Join the Apply Online: www.rohrer.com/careers 717 Seville Road, Wadsworth l 800-243-6640 T E A M ! We are a leading retail & packaging designer & manufacturer «401K Program With Company Match «Competitive Wages «Paid Life & Disability Insurance «Employee Assistance Program 5020 Enterprise Parkway l 800-321-5583 Seville, OH 44273 www.blairrubber.com W E ‘ R E H I R I N G We are always interested in individuals looking to learn and grow with our company Benefits Offered: Health, Dental, Life, Employee Assistance Program, Vacation Time, Holidays & Sick Pay
www.wadsworthcity.com 7

City of Wadsworth - Statement of Activities for the Year Ended December 31, 2021*

Distribution of Municipal Revenues

(in Millions of Dollars)

Expenditure Categories:

Total Expenditures = $58,369,000

General government includes the general functions of the mayor's office, city council offices, law department, finance department, engineering department, municipal court, etc.

Security of persons and property includes police, fire, emergency medical services, and dispatch

Transportation includes the street department, 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 includes the operational and capital costs related to the collection and disposal of sanitary sewer

Revenue Categories:

Charges for Services and Sales

Operating Grants and Contributions

Capital Grants and Contributions

General Revenues

Total Revenues = $58,255,069

Charges for Services and Sales are revenues generated directly from those who benefit

Operating Grants and Contributions are specific to a function or program

Capital Grants and Contributions are specific to a function or program

General Revenues include income taxes, property taxes and all other revenues not specific to a function or program

Water includes the operational and capital costs related to the treatment and distribution of water

Electric includes the operational and capital costs related to the transmission and distribution of electric Sanitation includes the operational 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

111 College Street Wadsworth OH 44281 330.335.2325

This is the most recented audited financial information available
8 Wadsworth Magazine & Community Guide | 2023-2024

It’s a Great Day in Wadsworth!

Incorporated in 1954, the Wadsworth Area Chamber of Commerce, a nonprofit organization, exists to welcome and help grow new businesses, expand existing businesses, and partner with the community to make Wadsworth a great place to live, work, and play.

The Wadsworth Chamber’s 380 members partner with individuals, businesses, and organizations to meet the changing needs of our business economy. The Chamber knows that businesses thrive by providing opportunities for leadership, networking, innovative business programs, education and community involvement. You can best safeguard your interests by working with other business people through the Wadsworth Chamber, as it promotes an environment that can maximize your investment, business potential, and profitability.

Your investment in the Wadsworth Chamber gives you choices for many benefits, including business showcases, monthly membership meetings, Business-After-Hours,

Calendar of Events 2023-2024

August 7, 2023


September 27, 2023


The Galaxy Banquet Center

October 25, 2023


The Galaxy Banquet Center

November 4, 2023


Kolony Memory Lane Event Center

December 6, 2023


The Galaxy Banquet Center

December 9, 2023


January 31, 2024


The Galaxy Banquet Center

February 21, 2024


The Galaxy Banquet Center

February 24, 2024


The Galaxy Banquet Center

March 20, 2024


The Galaxy Banquet Center

May 22, 2024


The Galaxy Banquet Center

monthly membership meetings, Business-After-Hours, web page presence, bulk mailing discounts, member-to-member advertising, and, especially, networking. Working together with discounts, a weekly newsletter, affordable and targeted the other Medina County Chambers, we can offer networking opportunities on a broader base. The Chamber’s committees focus on issues such as education, public affairs, and economic development. By participating, you can make a positive impact while gaining knowledge and contacts that help your business, generate customers, save money, enhance credibility, create alliances, and increase visibility.

The Wadsworth Chamber offers two community outreach programs - the Wadsworth Young Professionals and Women in Leadership. The Wadsworth Young Professionals is a group dedicated to providing its members a welcoming environment to grow professionally, develop new leadership skills, and most importantly, have fun. The mission of the Women in Leadership group is to provide a monthly avenue for women in business to come together for professional development and networking.The Wadsworth Area Chamber Board of Directors believes in volunteering with other nonprofit organizations, and hosting “Come Home for the Holidays,” a shop local program, and “The Easter Basket Scholarship Auction,” to create scholarships for Wadsworth High School graduating seniors pursuing education in a business-related field.

The Wadsworth area business community is bold, innovative, and knows that by working together we all have a better opportunity at success.

It’s a great day in Wadsworth and a great day to be a member of the Wadsworth Area Chamber of Commerce!

Striving to Stimulate Economic Growth by Providing a Voice for the Business Community 132-A Main Street, Wadsworth l 330.336.6150 www.wadsworthchamber.com CHAMBER OF COMMERCE www.wadsworthcity.com 9

2023 Wadsworth Area Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors


Kathy Breitenbucher, President Medina County Economic Development Corporation

Matt Addis, Vice President

Corwin & Co./ Wadsworth Young Professionals

Dustin Fowkes, Secretary


Doug Beeman, Treasurer Wadsworth City Schools

Joe McNeill, Past President Westfield Bank


Zach Berger

Berger Insurance Agency, LLC

Annette Cannone Community Volunteer

Brandon Davis

Palecek, McIlvaine, Hoffmann & Morse Co., LPA

Steve Good

Bellezza Avanti Spa/Salon

Ashley Manfull

Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease, LLP

Chris Maxwell

Soprema, Inc.

Zig Novak

Advanced Insurance Designs, Inc.

Michael Reese

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Stouffer Realty

Luke Smith

Summa Health System

Tom Strong

Business Communication Specialists

Heather Taylor

GlitterGirl Media

Rebecca True

Van’s Auto Service and Tire Pros

The 2023 Wadsworth Area Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors

Row 1: Matt Addis, President, Corwin & Co.; Dustin Fowkes, Vice President, OneDigital; Doug Beeman, Treasurer, Wadsworth City Schools

Row 2: Janie Parish, Wadsworth Chamber Executive Director; Rebecca True, Van’s Auto Service & Tire Pros; Annette Cannone, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Stouffer Realty; Lisa Jones, City of Wadsworth; Laura Brocklehurst, Brock11 Consulting; Felicity Wilson, Wadsworth Chamber Member Benefits Coordinator

Row 3: Mike Reese, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Stouffer Realty; Zach Berger, Berger Insurance Agency; Zig Novak, ZJN Insurance; Steve Good, Bellezza Avanti Spa/Salon; Brandon Davis, Palecek, McIlvaine, Hoffmann & Morse Co., LPA, Daniel Slife, Wadsworth Public Library

Missing from picture:

Ashley Manfull, Secretary, Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease, LLP; Jesse Beal, Westfield Bank; Luke Smith, Summa Health System


Laura Brocklehurst Brock11 Consulting


Janie Parish Executive Director

Stephanie Zingaro Member Benefits Coordinator/ Bookkeeper

10 Wadsworth Magazine & Community Guide | 2023-2024

Reaching Their Highest Potential

Wadsworth City Schools is a triple-A school district, emphasizing Academics, Arts, and Athletics. The school district is comprised of eight school buildings, including five elementary schools, one intermediate school, one middle school, and one high school. Total enrollment is approximately 4,500 students.

The high school and community center complex allows the school to share community space with the City of Wadsworth, Summa Wadsworth-Rittman Health System, and Wadsworth Public Library, enhancing recreational opportunities for all age groups and serving as a satellite hub for wellness and library services. The complex includes the academic wings

 Continued on page 12

Director: Cassie Hartzler • Scholarships are available!

EDUCATION www.wadsworthcity.com 11
Wheelchair basketball is a new athletic offering for the 2022-2023 school year.

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/Guardians 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 on the web at www.wadsworthschools.org and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/WadsworthCitySchools

Dr. Andrew Hill, Superintendent


Catholic school for grades PreK

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

Ms. Aniko at Holiday Stories and More

Sacred Heart of Jesus School
110 Humbolt Ave., Wadsworth 44281 • (330) 334-6272
www.sacredheartexcellence.com through
RACIAL NON-DISCRIMATION POLICY Sacred Heart of Jesus School admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs and athletic and other school-administered programs.
Forming Faith-filled Leaders
for grades 9-12, a performing arts center, competition gym, field house, YMCA, doctor offices, senior center, WCTV studio, and library space. This partnership allows cost savings through shared services. A house built by our carpentry students is auctioned off each year.  Continued from page 11 12 Wadsworth Magazine & Community Guide | 2023-2024
Volunteer OASIS tutors read with our elementary students.
The Wadsworth Public Library
is a thriving center of activity in the heart of our community. Last year over 121,000 patrons visited us with over 38,000 people attending our over 2,000 programs designed for all ages. Several updates were completed recently that will ensure the Library remains a popular destination and a cherished community gathering place for years to come. Improvements include increased number of public access computers, color printing and copying, faxing, and dynamic collection displays. We take pride in offering collections, services, and programs for residents of all ages and walks of life. There is something for everyone at the Wadsworth Public Library!

“Client Service First”

Crossroads Home loans is CELEBRATING 15 YEARS of “Lending Made Easy” in Medina County, says local owner and mortgage wholesale broker, Lisa Puto.

Lisa and her team of mortgage and commercial loan specialists pride themselves on making the entire transaction process flow seamlessly through user friendly artificial intelligence and advanced technology. “I have always been a relationship-driven person”, says Lisa, “my team and I take great pride in helping clients realize their dreams.”

“The most frequently asked question I get is ‘is the market still good?’ The answer is YES! Multiple offers are still

coming in! It’s a good time to buy. The biggest misconception is that rates are too high. Rates are actually still considered low, and today you can afford a lot more with a lot less down! There are even grants available to qualifying buyers, which are surprisingly easy to obtain. As for the future and especially our young consumers (Gen Z and Gen Alpha) we foresee a shortage in housing, so qualifying and buying now is important.”

Crossroads puts your needs first and will quickly refer you to a Realtor and team up with your financial advisors to expedite the process. Whether purchasing or refinancing and whether it is your first home or multiple commercial properties, they are ready to close your transaction.

Lisa feels strongly about giving back to the community and feels blessed to be able to touch lives by supporting a wide variety of Wadsworth and county wide organizations and nonprofits, along with many other charities.

• Go DOC-LESS & click the QR code, data enter/upload/credit pull

• As little as 0-3% Down Payment & NO Mortgage Insurance

• 1% down conventional Loan Product

• Just data entry at crossroadsloans.com

Find out what makes Crossroads Financial stand out from the rest.

Crossroads Home Loans • 440-638-5280 • www.crossroadsloans.com

NMLS 284925 LO 015669 NMLS 252654 MB 803916

Crossroads Loans dba, a division of Crossroads Financial of NE Ohio, LLC. NMLS 252654 MB 803916
*Rates and terms are subject to change based on market conditions without notice. This is not an offer of a commitment to lend, must be approved.
www.wadsworthcity.com 13
First Row (seated left to right): Felicity Wilson, Wadsworth Chamber Benefits Coordinator; Janie Parish, Executive Director, Wadsworth Area Chamber of Commerce; Dr. Andrew Hill, Superintendent, Wadsworth City Schools; Robin Laubaugh, Mayor, City of Wadsworth; Mindy Keller, Director of Admissions, The Village of St. Edward. Second Row: Robert Linder, Chief, Wadsworth Fire Department; Matthew Springer, Economic Development Director, City of Wadsworth; Dr. Ryan Combs. Orthopedic Surgeon, Summa Health; Dr. Robert Crawford, Orthopedic Surgeon, Summa Health; Robin Hart, Pastor, Northside Christian Church; Daniel Chafin, Chief, Wadsworth Police Department and Ziggy, the canine that belongs to the owners of Uniquely Handmade.

Since 1964, the Village of St. Edward has been the respected and preferred provider of short-term rehabilitation and long-term care of seniors in Summit and Medina County, supporting and enriching lives with compassionate, Christcentered care. With communities in Fairlawn, Wadsworth and Green, The Village is home to more than 500 seniors every day, providing a continuum of care that includes Independent Living, Assisted Living, specialized Memory Care, and Skilled and Long-term Nursing Care.

The Village of St. Edward Foundation is a non-pro t Sec.501(c)(3) organization which exists for the sole purpose of supporting the residents, programs and needs of The Village of St. Edward communities in Fairlawn, Wadsworth and Green.

Located at 880 Main Street in Wadsworth, the Village of St. Edward o ers 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 o ers 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 nances 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 faith-based 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 880 Main St., Wadsworth • www.vsecommunities.org
14 Wadsworth Magazine & Community Guide | 2023-2024

Northside Christian Church Pastor Robin Hart

“Ibegan my journey as pastor of Northside Christian Church nearly 40 years ago,” states Pastor Robin Hart.

“Throughout this journey, we have become a family. We have experienced a lot of love, life, and laughter. We have witnessed great joy in weddings and births; we have watched 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. “We believe that when the gospel is introduced into someone’s journey, it has the power to change their life,” states Pastor Hart. 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.

Summa Health Orthopedic Institute Total Joint Replacement

The Summa Health Orthopedic Institute has specialists for every orthopedic need, including total joint replacement. Dr. Derek Klaus is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon who has a clinical focus on total joint replacements of the shoulder and elbow, as well as fractures, nerve compression syndromes, tendon disorders, and arthroscopy of the shoulder, elbow, and wrist.

Dr. Ryan Combs specializes in advanced techniques for total knee and total hip replacement. Also board-certified, his special interests include total joint reconstruction and revision, as well as the Velys™ roboticassisted solution that enhances surgical accuracy and precision.

Drs. Klaus and Combs, along with Dr. Robert Crawford (sports medicine) and Dr. Jeffrey Junko (foot and ankle), are welcoming new patients in Wadsworth. summahealth.org/ortho

The City of Wadsworth Mayor Robin L. Laubaugh

Robin L. Laubaugh is serving her fourth four-year term as Mayor of Wadsworth. As Chief Executive Officer to the city government of Wadsworth, one of her most important duties are to oversee day-to-day operations and set the strategic goals and direction of the city. Her appointments of the Director of Public Service, the Director of Human Resources, the Director of Public Safety, and the Director of Economic Development, help the Mayor to effectively administer city services to Wadsworth’s over 24,000 residents and to supervise the city’s 204 full-time, 14 part-time, and 47 Fire and EMS volunteers.

Additionally, the Mayor appoints many citizens to serve on more than 20 volunteer commissions and boards that benefit the whole community. Mayor Laubaugh regularly participates in City Council meetings, where she has the power to sign new legislation adopted by City Council or veto those ordinances that she opposes. Between city meetings, Mayor Laubaugh is busy attending various community events, meetings with officials from other municipalities, and other key functions.


Janie Parish has been the executive Director of the Wadsworth Area Chamber of Commerce since October of 2011. She holds a B.A. in Business Communications from Baldwin Wallace University. Since being introduced as the chamber’s executive director, Janie has worked diligently to help businesses and organizations with assistance and advice by partnering with others that have overcome similar obstacles.

The Wadsworth Area Chamber of Commerce strives to stimulate economic growth by providing a voice for the business community of their membership. Your investment in the Wadsworth Chamber gives you choices for many benefits, including business showcases, monthly membership meetings, Business-After-Hours, web page presence, bulk mailing discounts, memberto-member discounts, a weekly newsletter, affordable and targeted advertising, and, especially, networking. Working together with the other Medina County Chambers, we can offer networking opportunities on a broader base.

• www.northsideweb.org
Northside Christian Church
7615 Ridge Rd., Wadsworth 330-336-4622
Pastor Robin Hart
Summa Health at Wadsworth Community Center • 621 School Dr. Summa Health Wadsworth-Rittman Medical Center • 195 Wadsworth Rd. 888-203-0715
Ryan Combs, M.D. Derek Klaus, M.D.
of Wadsworth • 120 Maple St., Wadsworth 330-335-1521 • www.wadsworthcity.com
Wadsworth Area Chamber of Commerce • 132 Main St., Ste. A 330-336-6150 • www.wadsworthchamber.com Janie Parish, Executive Director
Wadsworth Chamber of Commerce It’s a Great Day in Wadsworth! www.wadsworthcity.com 15

When to Call an Orthopedic Specialist

Have you noticed a decreased range of motion? Instability while walking or standing? Progressive weakness in your arms or legs? Or pain, stiffness or discomfort that’s making daily activity difficult? If so, it’s time to call an orthopedic specialist. Orthopedic specialists care for conditions related to bones, joints, cartilage, ligaments, muscles and tendons with both nonsurgical and surgical treatment options.

Nonsurgical specialists, or primary care sports medicine providers, strive to reduce pain, improve mobility and minimize the risk of further injury without surgical intervention. They focus on the diagnosis and treatment of conditions such as:

u Sprains and strains

u Overuse injuries causing joint or back pain

u Tendonitis and tendinosis

u Dislocations or fractures

u Stress fractures

u Arthritis

Sports medicine physicians also treat and manage sportsrelated concussions, help improve athletic performance, and expedite referrals to orthopedic surgeons if surgery or a more complex treatment is needed.

Orthopedic surgeons repair, reconstruct or revise broken bones and injuries to muscles and tendons by performing numerous types of procedures, including fusion, joint replacement and soft tissue. Whenever possible, they utilize minimally invasive techniques, which often results in faster recovery.

Both nonsurgical and surgical orthopedic specialists work with providers in therapy, rehabilitation and pain management to optimize treatment. Together, the goal is to improve function and mobility, reduce or eliminate pain, and improve your quality of life.

So don’t ignore your symptoms. Call the Summa Health Orthopedic Institute specialists now at 888.203.0715 for an evaluation or visit summahealth.org/ortho for more information.

HEALTH & WELLNESS 18 Wadsworth Magazine & Community Guide | 2023-2024 We S vice All Makes and Models www.kimmelheatingandair.com • Upgrade & Replace • Repair Service • Preventative Maintenance 24 HOUR EMERGENCY SERVICE Installation & Service License #15945 Professional Service, Small Town Care • New Installations • Indoor Air Quality • Commercial • Maintenance Agreements • Duct Cleaning • Sheet Metal 330-334-2058 No overtime charges at ANY TIME

Taking Care of Your Skin

Trillium Creek Dermatology is a family-owned and operated business with four locations throughout Northeast Ohio. Our Medical Directors, Drs. Helen and Leonard Torok, have been serving our community for over 45 years. There are few places in the country offering the quality care, innovation, and state-of-the-art procedures that are available at Trillium Creek Dermatology.

Our team of skin experts is comprised of Dermatologists, a Mohs Surgeon, Physician Assistants, and Cosmetic Registered Nurses. Working as a collaborative team, we offer world-class skin care by using the latest techniques and technologies in the industry. Skin conditions can be stressful and that can increase the severity of outbreaks and flare-ups, depending on the condition. Our staff is highly trained to diagnose and treat babies, children, teens, and adults with a range of skin issues such as acne, rashes, warts, autoimmune diseases, skin cancers, and much more. You want a highly skilled dermatologist or provider that can accurately diagnose and treat your condition, helping you regain your confidence and self-esteem. Trillium Creek Dermatology also offers a wide variety of anti-aging cosmetic procedures including Botox®, fillers, and lasers to help turn back the hands of time.

Our practices are conveniently located in Brunswick, Medina, Wadsworth, and Wooster, OH. The Wadsworth location has been in operation since May 2019 and is located at 300 Weatherstone Drive #106. We are very excited to be celebrating our 20-year anniversary this June at our Medina location on Wooster Pike.

We have online scheduling, virtual visits, and same-day appointments. Call 330.725.0569 or visit us online at www.TCOhio.com to schedule an appointment or to learn more about all the conditions we treat and the cosmetic services we offer.

psychfoundations.com 1392 High St Suite 205, Wadsworth l 330-227-4518 Life-changing care for anxiety, depression and much more Personalized Psychiatry www.wadsworthcity.com 19

Benefits of a Move-In Ready Home

When buying a house, would you prefer a home that’s a fixer-upper or one that’s move-in ready? While some buyers enjoy the challenge and can manage the cost of fixing up a home, there are many who prefer the perks of a movein ready home. These home buyers would rather not worry about remodeling, extensive maintenance work, and finding contractors. They want a house that is ready to be lived in, with ample amenities, minimal maintenance issues, and everything they need to feel at home.

Minimal Maintenance Issues to Worry About

It’s nice to know exactly what you’re getting with a move-in ready house, and even nicer not to worry about investing the time and money required to fix up a fixer-upper. A movein ready home should not have any significant deferred maintenance, which means less time heading to the hardware store or calling contractors after you move in. Instead, you can focus on making your new house feel like home.

Get Started Quickly in a New Location

There are always a ton of little things to take care of when you move to a new location, and some buyers don’t have the time to devote to fixing up a home while still taking care of other priorities. Buying a move-in ready home can significantly lessen your workload when you move to a new community, so you can keep the focus on the tasks that matter most to you.

Fewer Big Investments After Moving In

Minimal maintenance issues are a nice start, but that’s not all that you should expect when purchasing a move-in ready home. Major systems in the house, like HVAC systems, plumbing, and electrical systems, should all be in solid condition with a move-in ready home. Since those systems often account for some of the biggest costs in updating a fixer-upper, your budget can really benefit from choosing a move-in ready home instead.

When you’re shopping for a home, it’s important to understand the benefits of a move-in ready home. The ability to move in right away, get comfortable, and hit the ground running in a new location is a huge draw for many new buyers and one you may want to take into consideration during your search.

For help in your home search, contact Amanda Ondrey at MC Real Estate at 330-802-9618.

HOMES & REAL ESTATE 20 Wadsworth Magazine & Community Guide | 2023-2024 B U Y I N G O R S E L L I N G A H O M E ? W e a r e a c o m p a s s i o n a t e , r e s u l t sd r i v e n r e a l e s t a t e t e a m p r o v i d i n g k n o w l e d g e a b l e r e p r e s e n t a t i o n a n d h o n e s t c o m m u n i c a t i o n L E T ' S W O R K T O G E T H E R ! 1 0 2 M a i n S t W a d s w o r t h , O H 3 3 0 - 8 0 2 - 9 6 1 8 a m a n d a o n d r e y @ m c r e o h i o c o m

Welcome to Wadsworth, Ohio, home of the famous Blue Tip Festival. This five-day celebration features a world class parade, lighting of a 20’ blue tip match, amusement rides, festival foods, midway games, and more. Historic Downtown Wadsworth also offers exceptional dining - many with outdoor patios, unique shopping, Farmers Markets with fresh local produce, and First Fridays where you can enjoy art, music and so much more every month. Main Street Wadsworth, a non-profit dedicated to the revitalization of this thriving community, works to support downtown small businesses and helps organize fun events and exciting entertainment. As you stroll through downtown, you’ll see an authentic gazebo, war memorial (“The Boy With the Leaky Boot”), eleven different heritage art murals, and likely hear their iconic Ohio-manufactured Verdin clock in the heart of the square chiming tunes every half hour. Wadsworth proudly offers several scenic parks for hiking, biking, and fishing. For more updates on the happenings around Medina County, visit www.visitmedinacounty.com.

32 Public Square in Medina, OH 44256 330.722.5502 visitmedinacounty.com Experience the Small-Town Vibe with Big City Flavor Shopping • Dining • Entertainment www.wadsworthcity.com 21

Supporting Successful Aging!

Soprema Senior Center & Café, located at 617 School Drive onWadsworth’svibrant,multi-generational Community Center campus, is the premier gathering place in the area for senior citizens. A department of the City of Wadsworth, the Center serves the fastest growing population and takes great pride in offering traditional senior programming along with a wide array of new and innovative opportunities. Membership to the senior center is free to those aged 55+ living in Wadsworth and the surrounding communities.


Known as a “Senior Center Without Walls” since the pandemic, the Soprema Senior Center continues to use technology in innovative ways, such as hybrid programming, which gives participants the unique option to attend in person or from home (or even while traveling!). In 2023, their vast array of opportunities has expanded like never before. Stop in to pick up the latest newsletter and calendar of events or visit their website at www.wadsworthcity.com/Soprema SeniorCenter. The Soprema Senior Center is open Monday through Friday from 8:30am – 4:00pm.

The Soprema Café, freshly reopened in the spring of 2023 with new operator Medina County Office for Older Adults, truly makes the Soprema Senior Center very unique. The Soprema Café is open weekdays from 7:30am – 2:00pm and offers a nice variety of delicious food options, including breakfast, daily lunch specials, coffee and much more. Open to the public, the Soprema Café serves as a dining hot spot for the community as well as a special gathering place for seniors. Be sure to make plans to check out and patronize this local gem – you will be glad that you did!

The Soprema Senior Center is supported by the City of Wadsworth, the Wadsworth Older Adults Foundation (WOAF) and many Professional Friends. Through their generous support, senior center membership perks include free daily programs and activities, a discount in the Soprema Café, a quarterly newsletter publication (mailed to Wadsworth City members) as well as access to the YMCA indoor walking track during designated times. Donations are accepted from the community through the Wadsworth Older Adults Foundation

which is a 501(c)(3). The WOAF’s generous support plays a huge role in the offerings that the Center is able to provide to seniors. You can learn more about them at www.wadsworth olderadultsfoundation.org or by following them on Facebook. Be sure to notice the beautiful pavilion on the patio and the much needed awning structure over the front doors (just built in spring 2023), both donated by the WOAF. Both of those major updates not only serve as the Center’s new outdoor landmarks, the pavilion has also expanded programming and dining opportunities and the awning provides seniors with much needed protection from the elements.

The best way to learn more about the Soprema Senior Center & Café and their “unmatched” level of service is to simply stop by in person, treat yourself to a cup of coffee, pastry or delicious meal and see everything in action! You can also contact the Center via email at ssc@wadsworthcity.org or by phone at 330-335-1513. New members and visitors are always welcome!

SENIOR LIVING www.wadsworthcity.com 23
Custom Window Treatments & Interiors Blinds • Shades • Wallpaper 57 South Main Street Marshallville, OH 44645 330-855-7751 Email: Nancysdraperiesohio@gmail.com nancysdraperies.com
Seniors enjoy the beautiful outdoor pavilion during an Island Party.

Charming Wadsworth

Enjoy the best that small town America has to offer in downtown Wadsworth!

Explore over a dozen unique merchants offering destination experiences such as a hometown music store and jeweler, freeze-dried candy, real Italian gelato and desserts, one of the largest selections of hot sauces, engaging craft classes, handmade locally-made gifts, famous donuts and cream sticks, ladies clothing boutiques, and so much more!

Local downtown restaurants offer staff with a smile and unique menu items nestled in historical spaces.

Nearly a dozen fantastic art murals will greet you around almost every downtown corner, each one telling a story of community, heritage, and Wadsworth’s impact on the world.

Looking for downtown events? You are invited to enjoy Wadsworth First Friday every first Friday of the month 5:30-8:00 p.m. in downtown Wadsworth. Each themed event is family-friendly, fun, and free, and there is always something exciting to do for all ages. Shop local, dine local, and explore local in our unmatched downtown!

Love farmers markets as much as we do? The 8th annual Main Street Wadsworth Farmers Market will run Saturday mornings 9:0012:00 from June 24 to September 30, 2023 at 151 Main Street in Wadsworth (the parking lot of Central Intermediate School).

The market features dozens of local vendors providing homegrown produce and homemade items.

Main Street Wadsworth is one of only 22 state-accredited and nationallyaccredited Main Street Program in the State of Ohio. As Wadsworth’s downtown revitalization non-profit, we are bringing our historic downtown back to life through preservationbased economic development. Since 2016 we have seen 40 new small businesses open creating over 200 new jobs, the coordination of $500,000 in grants resulting in 83 historic building improvements and over $3 million dollars in public/private investment, 160 community events, 19,000 volunteer hours donated by our community, and in 2022 the downtown storefronts attained 100% occupancy for the first time.

Recent projects completed by Main Street Wadsworth’s 13-member Board of Directors, volunteer-driven Four-Point™ Teams (Design, Economic Vitality, Promotion, Operations), and staff include the Downtown Improvement Grant, a Verdin Post Clock, 11 art murals, a nomination to add downtown Wadsworth to the National Register of Historic Places, a new downtown music speaker system, First Fridays, Independence Day Fireworks & Food Trucks, Scare on the Square featuring Wadsworth Thriller, Candlelight Walk, and a seasonal farmers market.

Follow Us: www.facebook.com/MainStreetWadsworth

Sign up for our e-newsletter: www.mainstreetwadsworth.org

Main Street America: www.mainstreet.org

Heritage Ohio: www.heritageohio.org

2023 Main Street Wadsworth Schedule

June 2

First Friday: Sound the Alarm! Celebrate our Safety Forces and Downtown Chili Cook-Off & Hot Sauce Contest

June 24 – Wadsworth Farmers Market – 9-12 p.m.

September 30


July 3 Fireworks & Food Trucks - 6 p.m. to Dark

July 19 Taste of Wadsworth

August 4-5

September 1

October 6

First Friday: Balloons Over Wadsworth featuring the American Legion Pig Roast

First Friday: Going on a “Grizzly” Bear Hunt

First Friday: Downtown Dinosaur Derby

October 19 Scare on the Sqaure and Wadsworth

November 3

November 17

November 25

December 1

Thriller - 5-8 p.m.

First Friday: Bluegrass & Lumberjacks

Candlelight Walk

Small Business Saturday - All Day

First Friday: Miracle on Main Street

MAIN STREET WADSWORTH 24 Wadsworth Magazine & Community Guide | 2023-2024 273 Main Street, Suite 200, Wadsworth 330-334-1536 www.pmhmlaw.com PALECEK MCILVAINE HOFFMANN & MOR SE CO., LPA Serving Wadsworth Since 1971 Personal & Business Representation L e g a l T e a m HOMETOWN Your FOLLOW EVENTS AT WWW.FACEBOOK.COM/MAINSTREETWADSWORTH

Important Phone Numbers


City Hall Receptionist


Building & Planning (Inspections, High Grass, Junk Cars, Plan Approvals)


City Income Tax Office


CityLink (Cale, Internet, Phone Service) 330-335-2888

Electric (Outages, Service Connections, Banners)


Engineering (Stormwater Issues, Fence Installs, Easements)


Finance Office



Station One


Station Two 330-335-2851

Police Non-Emergency


Recreation Center/YMCA


Sanitation & Transfer Station 330-335-2847

Soprema Senior Center & Café


Streets & Parks (Park Reservations, Street Trees, Potholes)


Utilities Office 330-335-2700

WCTV (Wadsworth Community Television) 619 School Drive 330-336-7919

A public, educational and government access television studio, offering local programming, public meetings and high school sports on Channels 15,16,17,18 on CityLink Cable; 1023,1024,1025 on Spectrum Cable, and on-demand viewing at WatchWCTV.com

Wadsworth Municipal Court (Pay Your Fines) 330-335-1596

Water/Sewer (Water Breaks, Sewer Backups) 330-336-2894

WADSWORTH CITY SCHOOLS Administration Offices 524 Broad Street 330-336-357

Superintendent Dr. Andrew J. Hill




Central Intermediate School 330-335-1480

Franklin Elementary School 330-335-1470

Isham Elementary School 330-335-1440

Lincoln Elementary School 330-335-1460

Overlook Elementary School 330-335-1420

Valley View Elementary 330-335-1430

Medina County Career Center 1101 W. Liberty St.,

Heart of Jesus School 110 Humboldt Ave. 330-334-6272
Christian Academy 7615 Ridge Rd. 330-336-4622 COMMUNITY RESOURCES Medina County Health Department 4800 Ledgewood Dr., Medina 330-723-9688 Medina County Sheriff Office
Independence Dr., Medina
State Highway Patrol
Health Center
School Dr. Imaging Services 330-996-8881 Rehabilitation Services 330-334-0705
Physicians, Inc. Orthopedics/Sports Medicine 330-334-0035
BMV 123 Broad St. 330-334-5761
Public Library Community Center Lobby Kiosk 330-334-5761
Post Office 165 Broad St. 330-334-1332 www.wadsworthcity.com 25
Medina 330-725-8461 Sacred
330-725-0028 Ohio
3149 Frantz Rd.,
330-725-4921 Summa

The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Health Disorders identifies 11 anxiety disorders. Although each disorder is different and manifests in unique ways, the phenomena of anxiety is generally derived from a similar origin. Anxiety is fear. Consider these ideas for yourself & loved ones:

• Take a time-out. Practice yoga, listen to music, meditate, or get a massage.

• Eat well-balanced meals. Do not skip any meals. Do keep healthful, energy-boosting snacks on hand.

• Limit alcohol & caffeine

• Get enough sleep. When stressed, your body needs additional sleep.

• Exercise daily

• Take deep breaths. Inhale & exhale slowly.

• Count to 10 slowly. Repeat, & count to 20 if necessary.

• Accept that you cannot control everything.

As always, professional help is just around the corner and available at Wolf Creek Wellness, Wadsworth, Ohio’s premiere mental health practice.

wadswortheyeclinic.com wadswortheyeclinic.com Rachel A. Biedenbach, M.D. 1197 High Street, #106 • Wadsworth 330-247-2480 ® ® Berger Insurance Agency, LLC www.shelterinsurance.com/ZBerger Zach Berger 330-331-7477 P 330-606-7928 C 147 College St., Ste. A • Wadsworth ZBerger@ShelterInsurance.com Family Owned Since 1902 • Traditional Funerals • Cremations • Graveside Services • Life Celebrations • Pre-Arrangements Dan Rospert and Belinda Rospert Licensed Funeral Directors 174 North Lyman Street • 330-334-1501 www.HilliardRospert.com HilliardRospert Funeral Home Focused on Ohio Insurance Solutions Medicare - Healthcare Contact Denise Today 330-304-7267 www.je eryprotects.com Call today for a FREE Consultation! Local Owner/Agent here to help you navigate the Medicare Maze! 26 Wadsworth Magazine & Community Guide | 2023-2024

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

Cornerstone Memorial Baptist Church

745 S Medina Line Rd. 330-665-4479

Crossroads Community Church 1055 Reimer Rd. 330-336-3801

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

Discover Church

1825 Reimer Rd. 330-335-7301

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

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

Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Church 260 Broad St. 330-336-3049 www.shofjesus.com

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

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

Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church 146 High St. 330-334-6501 www.gracewadsworth.com

Ikon Church 330-410-3445

Mosaic 118 High St. 330-485-3302

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

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

Salvation Army 527 College St. 330-335-2327

The Chapel: Wadsworth Campus 1391 State Rd. 330-315-5421

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

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


Wadsworth Church of Christ 236 W. Good Ave. 330-334-1178

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

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


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


First Mennonite Church 405 Trease Rd. 330-331–9289

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

Northside Christian Church 7615 Ridge Rd. 330 336 4622 www.northsideweb.org

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

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

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




www.wadsworthcity.com 27
NORTHSIDEWEB ORG 7615 Ridge Road Wadsworth 330-336-4622
Northside Christian Church
28 Wadsworth Magazine & Community Guide | 2023-2024
www.wadsworthcity.com 29

Providing Exceptional Service Is Our Goal

Wadsworth Utilities includes Municipal Electric, Water, Sewer, Sanitation, Storm Water, Cable, Internet, Phone (Voice over IP) and Home Energy Networks. All these City services are included on one convenient bill each month. We incorporate smart meter technology for our electric and water service that allows us to offer lower utility rates and progressive programs such as leak detection and energy efficiency, which saves our residents money.



City Hall, 8:30a – 7:00p M-F, 8:00a – noon on Sat, after hours support by calling!

Your source for all communication needs in and around Wadsworth! CityLink, operated by the City of Wadsworth, provides: Cable, Internet, Phone (Voice Over IP), and Home Energy Management services to residential and business customers. Our Internet offers Six tiers of service, with speeds from 20 Mbps to 500 Mbps covering your needs from basic emailing and surfing, to high speed gaming and video streaming. We also offer business-direct fiber connections from as low as $100 a month and speeds from 50 Mbps up to 1 Gig! We provide Digital and HD cable service and our “Watch TV Everywhere” product allows you to view TV on your desktop, smartphone or tablet anytime you want.

Utility Office:


All services can now be done over the phone or through email. For your convenience, here are all the ways you can pay your utility bill:

• Stop by City Hall from 8:30 a – 7 p to talk to a Customer Service Representative.

• Pay your bill conveniently online at www.wadsworthcity.com

• Sign up online for Recurring Credit Card Payments automatically paid on our due date.

• Pay by check or money order in-person using our 24-hour drop box located in the parking lot on the North side of City Hall.

• Sign up for automatic deduction of your checking account by ACH.

• Pay 24/7 through our automated phone system with a credit card by calling 330-335-2700.

• Pay over the phone by speaking to a customer service representative by calling 330-335-2700.

• Mail your payment with provided self-return envelope.

Wadsworth Sanitation Department and Transfer Station


165 Auble Street; 8:00a - 4:00p M-F, 9:00a – 1:00p on Sat

The City of Wadsworth provides solid waste and yard waste collection and disposal services for the residents of the City and surrounding Twp. The City provides a 96 gallon wheeled cart for residential waste. Carts are to be placed near the street after 7:00 PM the night before collection, as the crews collect through the night. The Transfer Station is a convenient way to dispose of items in between collections or for large loads.

Wadsworth Street Department


The Street Department is responsible for snow and ice control, leaf pickup, street sweeping, pothole repairs, ditching, signs, storm sewer repairs, and the dog catcher duties.

Wadsworth Electric Department


The City of Wadsworth has owned and operated the electric distribution system since 1916, which provides the community input over power supply purchases and rate setting. We are an award winning system that offers the highest reliability, safety and improvements in the industry. We have an automated distribution system to limit outages in times of bad weather and provide unique offerings to you. We have programs such as Peak Rewards, Efficiency Smart and Time-Of-Use rates to benefit and save you money!

Wadsworth Water Distribution and Wastewater Collection


The City of Wadsworth provides both of these services to the community in order to make sure we have an adequate supply, maintaining low rates and providing efficient services. The Water Treatment Plant is a 24/7 operation committed to providing the highest quality drinking water and fire protection to the citizens of Wadsworth. The City maintains a series of groundwater wells that pump to the plant for a multi-step purification process, ending in treated water flowing through the distribution system to homes and businesses.

For sanitary sewer collection, our responsibilities begin with the sanitary sewer in front of the residence/business and end at the City of Wadsworth Wastewater Treatment Plant, where wastewater is treated, ending in clean water being returned to the River Styx.

 Local Television At Its Best!  Produce Your Own TV Show  Free Training & Equipment Learn Production & Editing Promote Community Event s Advertise Your Business On WHS Sports Productions Located in the Wadsworth Community Center 619 School Drive Phone: 330-336-7919 Visit our website at wctv.wadsworthcity.com Watch WCTV on CityLink Channels 15,16,17,18 and HD Channels 327, 328, 329, 330, and Spectrum Channels 1023, 1024, 1025.  Local Television At Its Best!  Produce Your Own TV Show  Free Training & Equipment Learn Production & Editing Promote Community Event s Advertise Your Business On WHS Sports Productions Located in the Wadsworth Community Center 619 School Drive Phone: 330-336-7919 Visit our website at wctv.wadsworthcity.com Watch WCTV on CityLink Channels 15,16,17,18 and HD Channels 327, 328, 329, 330, and Spectrum Channels 1023, 1024, 1025. 30 Wadsworth Magazine & Community Guide | 2023-2024 COMMUNITY INFORMATION
Rates are set by City Ordinance, which means there are no hidden fees, no fuel charges, and no surprises! We o er competitive commercial rates for businesses. The City of Wadsworth offers weekly
pick-up to the City and surrounding areas. Extra trash between your scheduled collections? Subscribers can also drop o extra trash or large items at our Transfer Station, located at 165 Auble Street. Yard Waste Program Our Yard Waste Program o ers bundled brush and bagged yard waste pick-up at $1/bag. Dumpster rentals are available! Available to be rented for your short-term remodeling or housecleaning needs. Having a party? The $25 Party Plan provides three 96 gallon carts for three days. For more information, visit www.wadsworthcity.org To start service today, call 330-335-2847
curbside trash

Dining Guide

Alexandri’s 146 Main St. 330-336-0203

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

Antonio’s Pizzeria LoSchiavo 330-334-6000

Applebee’s 1020 High St. 330-335-6767

Arby’s 964 High St. 330-336-5521

Beef O’Brady’s 1090 Williams Reserve Blvd. 330-336-3600

Bidinger’s Ice Cream 410 College St. 330-336-3392

Blue Heron Brewery & Event Center 3227 Blue Heron Trace 330-870-2583

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

Book’s BBQ 962 Broad St. 330-331-5393

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

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

Buffalo Wild Wings 5050 Eastpointe Dr. 330-764-9464

Burger King 994 High St. 330-334-5510

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

China Express 999 High St. 330-336-1888

Chipotle 990 High St. 330-334-5812

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

Crafted Cocktail Company 995 High St. 330-331-7305

Dairy Queen 835 High St. 330-336-4714

Dolce at the Strand 123 Broad St. 234-217-8007

Domino’s Pizza 117 Main St. 330-336-0330

Dunkin’ Donuts 809 High St. 330-336-2500

El Rincon Mexican Grill 1154 Hinkle Dr. 330-334-0020

Galaxy Restaurant 201 Park Centre Dr. 330-334-3663 www.galaxyrestaurant.com

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

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

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

Great Oaks Tavern 210 Great Oaks Trail, Suite A 330-331-7199

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

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

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

KFC 802 High St. 330-334-4464

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

McDonald’s 920 High St. 330-336-8100

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

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

Panera Bread 135 Great Oaks Trl. 330-336-4600

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

Pizza Hut 142 Great Oaks Trl. 330-336-5700

Pizzazio’s Pizza 157 Broad St. 330-336-1600

Galaxy Restaurant

Pulp 1090 Williams Reserve Blvd. 330-331-7311

Robeks Fresh Juice & Smoothies 988 High St. 330-331-7234

Romeo’s Pizza 176 Great Oaks Trl. 330-336-8900

Sonnet’s Espresso Bar & Restaurant 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

Spunkmeyers Pub & Grill 993 High St. 330-334-5080

 Continued on page 32

Gift Shop of Over 100 local artists and makers www.uniquelyhandmadeforyou.net 136 Main Street, Wadsworth 330-331-5297 www.elrinconrestaurantwadsworth.com 1154 Hinkle Dr. l Wadsworth 330-334-0020 Lunch • Dinner • Catering
www.wadsworthcity.com 31

Dining Guide

Continued from page 31

Starbucks 988 High St. 330-334-0391

Starbucks (located inside Giant Eagle)

825 Ambassador Dr. 330-336-8733

Starbucks (located inside Target)

1183 Williams Reserve Blvd. 330-335-2610

Subway 989 High St. 330-334-0044

Subway 141 Main St. 330-336-3031

Taco Bell 973 High St. 330-336-9242

Tailgators Sports Pub & Grille

469 College St. 330-334-5151

Tea Time 300 Weatherstone Dr., Suite 101 330-331-7053

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

Unwined Main Street 132 Main St. 330-475-4934

Valley Cafe 101 High St. 330-331-7555

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

Wadsworth Tavern

292 Main St. 330-331-4509

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

Wayback Burgers

1090 Williams Reserve Blvd. 330-334-5045

Wendy’s 125 Great Oaks Trl. 330-331-4970

Whitehouse Chicken 199 Great Oaks Trl. 330-335-6000

White Timbers Winery 10036 Rittman Rd. 330-331-7383

Apple Slaw

They say an apple a day keeps the doctor away, and once you crunch on some Apple Slaw, you’ll be craving it on the daily–which is basically the same thing, right? It’s technically even better for you, too, because there’s nourishing cabbage, crunchy carrots, sweet red bell peppers, and fresh green onions mixed with the crispy red and Granny Smith apples. Covered in a creamy, sweet dressing, Apple Slaw will have you feeling fine and dandy!

3 cups cabbage, chopped

1 red apple, unpeeled, cored, and chopped

1 Granny Smith apple, unpeeled, cored, and chopped

1 carrot, grated

1/2 cup red bell pepper, finely chopped

2 green onions, finely chopped

1/3 cup mayonnaise

1/3 cup brown sugar

1 tablespoon lemon juice

1. In a large bowl, combine the cabbage, red apple, Granny Smith apple, carrot, red bell pepper, and green onion.

2. In a small bowl, mix together the mayonnaise, brown sugar, and lemon juice. 3. Pour the dressing over the salad.

4. Serve.

32 Wadsworth Magazine & Community Guide | 2023-2024
h ickory h il lstud ios.co m
El Rincon Fajita Chicken Quesadilla
Akro-Mils | ManufacturingEmployment Opportunities p 6 Berger Insurance Agency | Insurance p 26 Beverly David Photography | Photography p 11 Blair Rubber Co. & Hyload Inc. | Manufacturing/ Employment Opportunities p 7 City of Wadsworth-CityLink | Cable, Internet, Telephone & Home Energy Inside ft. cover City of Wadsworth | Mayor Laubaugh p 15 City of Wadsworth-Sanitation Dept. | Sanitation Services p 30 Crossroads Home Loans | Mortgage Loan Services p 13 El Rincon Mexican Grill | Restaurants p 31 H&R Block | Accountants/Financial Services p 8 Hickory Hill Studios | Soaps-Handmade p 32 Hilliard-Rospert Funeral Home | Funeral Home p 26 Jeffery Protects Insurance | Insurance Agency p 26 Kimmel Heating & Air Conditioning | Heating & Air Conditioning p 18 M.C. Real Estate-Amanda Ondrey Team | Realtors p 20 Medina County CVB | Visitor’s Bureau/Tourismp 21 Medina County Federal Credit Union | Credit Union p 8 Medina County Health Department | Health Department p 19 Nancy’s Draperies Inc. | Window Treatments & Interiors p 23 Northside Christian Academy | Private Schools p 11 Northside Christian Church | Church p 15, 27 Palecek, McIlvaine, Hoffmann & Morse Co., LPA | Law Firm p 24 Psych Foundations | Mental Health Services p 19 Rohrer Corporation | Manufacturing/Employment Opportunities p 7 Sacred Heart of Jesus Parish & School | Schools-Private p 12 Summa Health | Hospitals/Medical Facilities p 15, 18, Back cover The Village of St. Edward | Senior Services p 14 Trillium Creek Dermatology | Dermatologists p 16, 17, 19 Uniquely Handmade For You | Gift Shop p 31 Van’s Auto Service & Tire Pros | Auto Service & Tire Shop p 3 Wadsworth Area Chamber of Commerce | Janie Parish p 15 Wadsworth Area Chamber of Commerce | Chamber of Commerce p 9 Wadsworth Eye Clinic | Opthalmology Clinic p 26 Wadsworth Public Library | Library p 12 Wadsworth Real Estate Inc. | Real Estate/Realtors p 21 WCTV-Wadsworth Community Television | Community Television p 30 Wolf Creek Wellness | Mental Health Counseling p 26 Advertiser Index www.imagebuildersmarketing.us Want to be in the next Community Guide? Become an advertiser! Alex Drellishak Community Consultant 440-263-2263 akaldy@msn.com Scott Hughes Vice President - Sales 440-823-1908 shughes@imagebuildersmarketing.us The 2023 EDITION 16th Annual Area Magazine & Community Guide YOUR COMPLETE SOURCE FOR LOCAL BUSINESS & COMMUNITY INFORMATION

The orthopedic care you need, close to home.

The orthopedic care you need, close to home.

The orthopedic care you need, close to home.

Get exceptional treatment – with surgical and nonsurgical options – for bone, joint, cartilage, ligament, muscle and tendon pain right within your own community. The Summa Health Orthopedic Institute offers highly comprehensive care with same-day and next-day appointments at two Wadsworth locations to help you get on the road to recovery faster.

Get exceptional treatment – with surgical and nonsurgical options – for bone, joint, cartilage, ligament, muscle and tendon pain right within your own community.

The Summa Health Orthopedic Institute offers highly comprehensive care with same-day and next-day appointments at two Wadsworth locations to help you get on the road to recovery faster.

Get exceptional treatment – with surgical and nonsurgical options – for bone, joint, cartilage, ligament, muscle and tendon pain right within your own community. The Summa Health Orthopedic Institute offers highly comprehensive care with same-day and next-day appointments at two Wadsworth locations to help you get on the road to recovery faster.

For more information or to schedule an appointment, call 888.203.0715 or call summahealth.org/orthopedic.

For more information or to schedule an appointment, call 888.203.0715 or call summahealth.org/orthopedic.

For more information or to schedule an appointment, call 888.203.0715 or call summahealth.org/orthopedic.

Summa Health at Wadsworth Community Center 621 School Dr Wadsworth, OH 44281

Summa Health Wadsworth-Rittman Medical Center

Summa Health at Wadsworth Community Center 621 School Dr Wadsworth, OH 44281

Summa Health at Wadsworth Community Center 621 School Dr Wadsworth, OH 44281

Summa Health Wadsworth-Rittman Medical Center

Summa Health Wadsworth-Rittman Medical Center

195 Wadsworth Rd, Rundle Center Wadsworth, OH 44281

195 Wadsworth Rd, Rundle Center Wadsworth, OH 44281

195 Wadsworth Rd, Rundle Center Wadsworth, OH 44281

ORT-23-63112-Orthopedic Wadsworth Magazine-Ad.indd 1 3/20/23 2:55 PM
ORT-23-63112-Orthopedic Wadsworth Magazine-Ad.indd 1 3/20/23 2:55 PM
ORT-23-63112-Orthopedic Wadsworth Magazine-Ad.indd 1 3/20/23 2:55 PM
Issuu converts static files into: digital portfolios, online yearbooks, online catalogs, digital photo albums and more. Sign up and create your flipbook.