Auditors Office Recognized for Excellence
and Marybeth Guenther
of the Medina County Auditor's accounting office oversee financial
reporting for the county. Their efforts last year resulted in the
receipt of the Government Finance Officers Association award of the
Certificate of Excellence for the 23rd consecutive year. See the
full story in The Post.
County Joins Effort to Aid Monarchs
The Medina County Soil and Water
Conservation District is joining a national initiative to save monarch
"The monarch population has
declined drastically in the last 20 years," SWCD educator
She said the reason for that is
because the amount of milkweed, which is the sole source of food for the
monarch's caterpillar stage, has declined. Read
full story at
Weavers Close Sharon Printing
After nearly 40 years of printing
for companies, organizations and private individuals locally and
elsewhere, Sharon Printing Company is closing its doors. The business
was established in September 1976 by Sharon Township resident Jerry Weaver at
his Beach Road home, while still working as a printer at B.F. Goodrich
Company in Akron. He joined the Akron firm in 1958 after returning from
a three-year stint in the U.S. Army. Read Rita Jean Wagar's
full story in The Post.
Injured Wadsworth Marine Battles Back
Bryan Carpenter, then 20, was traveling in an armored
vehicle in Fallujah, Iraq, when a roadside bomb exploded.
"My injuries were pretty severe,"
"From bone fractures to nerve
damage, the healing process was the hardest thing I have ever gone
through. When I woke up after my two-week coma, I was told I would never
walk again," he said.
The story of Lance
Cpl. Carpenter's trials and tribulations are told in his
book, "Never-ending Battle After Iraq: A Marine's Road to Recovery,"
which was published in mid-January. Read
full story in The Gazette.
County Officials Lukewarm to Waste Mall Idea
Medina City Council invited
Wadsworth, Brunswick and Medina County officials for a discussion Monday
on a recycling option that's been talked about across the county since
last June - a waste mall.
At the joint meeting at city hall,
the Cleveland-based Optiva Group has proposed to take over the Medina
County Central Processing Facility in Westfield Township and build a $50
million facility where it would supply materials that can be recycled to
manufacturers to make new products on-site.
The concept has not been tried
anywhere else. Read Katie Anderson's
full story in The Gazette.
Pet-Tacular Coming to Medina County in May!
After 18 years of hosting the
regional adoptathon, the Medina County Auditor's Office is shifting
gears to bring you the first ever Medina County Pet-Tacular in May!
Rescue groups will still be present with animals for adoption, but this
event will feature all things pets! Don't miss your opportunity to
be a vendor or a sponsor of this first annual event at the fairgrounds
on Saturday, May 7th! Get information on sponsorship HERE and get info on exhibiting HERE. See you at the first
annual Medina County Pet-Tacular!
Compare Property Tax Rates in Area
Cuyahoga County has the highest
property tax rates in Ohio, but other large counties are not far behind.
In fact, among Ohio's 88 counties, those with the highest average property
tax rates are - in order - Cuyahoga County, Montgomery County (Dayton),
Franklin County (Columbus), Lucas County (Toledo) and Hamilton County
Average rates in these counties range from $2,721 per $100,000 of home
value in Cuyahoga County to $2,247 in Hamilton County. The average tax rate in Medina
County is $1,729. Read Rich Exner's full story at Cleveland.com.
Don't forget, property tax bills are due
Friday, February 12th.
Think your property value is too high? You have the ability to
appeal your value to the
Medina County Board of Revision (BOR) until March 31st.
The three member board will consider your evidence, research evidence of
their own and then determine whether to change your value or not.
They are tasked with setting your property at market value - whether
that is higher or lower than where it is now. Find instructions
and the form necessary to file at BOR.
Are you 65 years of age or older this year? Have household
income (Ohio Adjusted Gross Income) of $31,500 or less? You are
eligible for the
Homestead Exemption on your property! You must
apply no later than the first Monday in June. Persons who are
permanently and totally disabled are eligible also. Find the form
Have a great weekend!
Do something today
that your future self will thank you for
Steel Drum Concert in Wadsworth Travel
to Trinidad and Tobago in your own back yard and dance in the aisles to
the sizzling sounds of The University of Akron Steel Drum band as they
perform at Wadsworth High School Auditorium, 625 Broad St. on Thursday, February 4 at 7 pm.
This award winning steel drum ensemble is a superb cure for the winter
blahs! Tickets are $12 at door, $10 in advanced at Buehlers. More
information at ORMACO.
For the Love of Chocolate Festival Love
chocolate? You'll love Faith in Action's Chocolate Festival on Saturday, February 6 from 11 am
to 3 pm! Over 30 vendors will be offering up savory
samples. There will be Candyland games for kids, unique Valentines
Gifts, a photo booth, food demonstrations and more! Tickets are
$10 for for 8 samples at the Medina Performing Arts Center, 851 Weymouth
Road. See Chocolate Festival for more information.
Rotary Wine & Roses Benefit
Medina Sunrise Rotary Club invites you to their 17th annual Wine & Roses
Benefit at Weymouth Country Club on Saturday, February 6 from 6 pm to midnight.
Tickets are $99 per person and include a romantic dinner, complimentary
cocktail, great music & dancing. For info email@example.com or
Bees Baseball Reverse Raffle
The Medina Bees baseball program will be
hosting a special Reverse Raffle on Saturday, February 6th
at Rustic Hills Country Club from 6pm - 11pm.
Tickets for the event are $30 each and
include dinner, beer and reverse raffle ticket. A grand prize of $1500
will be awarded to the winner. To purchase tickets, contact any baseball
player, Coach Kaplack,
Lafayette Firefighters Breakfasts
Lafayette Township Firefighter's Association will begin holding their
annual All You Can Eat Breakfast on Sunday, February 7 from 8:30 am to 1 pm
at Fire Station No. 2, 5834 Heather Hedge Drive, Chippewa Lake.
Breakfasts will continue every Sunday in February. Cost is $10 for
adults, $7 for seniors (65 or older), $5 for children (ages 3-8) &
veterans with ID.
Coast Browns Backers Super Bowl Party
The North Coast Browns Backers will host
their Super Bowl watch party at Johnny Malloys Sports Bar, 1038 N. Court
St., Medina. They will feature raffles for Browns, Cavs & Indians
memorabilia with all proceeds benefiting their scholarship fund.
Indians Opening Day tickets will also be on sale. 20% off
regularly priced food. For more info on the Browns Backers go to
Lenten season is upon us and so
are Fish Fries! Both St. Ambrose Parish, 929 Pearl Road,
Brunswick, and the Brunswick VFW Post 9520, 1439 S. Carpenter Rd.,
Brunswick, will kick of their fish fries
Wednesday, February 10. St. Ambrose's runs from 4:30-7 pm and The
VFW's runs from
5-7 pm. Both will continue on succeeding Fridays through
Lent. Want to volunteer at Saint Ambrose? Contact Linda at firstname.lastname@example.org or 440-289-9757.
Music in Medina County
42 Eighty Concert
Saturday, Feb. 6 -
Custard Pie - cover
High & Low Winery
Thursday, Feb. 4 -
Little Steve-O, 6 pm
Main Street Cafe
Tuesday, Feb. 9 -
Hollywood Slim Band, 8 pm
Sully's Irish Pub
Friday, Feb. 5
- Gary Gormley, 8:30 pm
Saturday, Feb 6
- Smug Saints, 8:30 pm
Thursday, Feb. 4 -
Karaoke, 9 pm
Friday, Feb. 5
- Kentucky Thunder, 9:30 pm - cover
Saturday, Feb. 6
- Spitfire, 9:30 pm - cover
Wednesday, Feb. 3
- Open Mic Night, 7 pm
Soil & Water Seedling Sale
Medina County Soil & Water Conservation District is taking orders for a
wide variety of tree and shrub seedlings for pickup in April. You
can get all the information and order forms at Soil
& Water. Orders must be placed by April 1st.
February 4 - Family Law Resource Center, Brunswick.
The Medina County Domestic Relations judicial attorney will be available
to answer questions regarding family law (divorce, separation, domestic
violence, post decree and unmarried parentage issues). Walk in basis at
February 6 - Kids4Hope Club will host a movie night at 6 pm at the
Highland High School auditorium. Tickets are $5 for "Letters to
Juliet" and "Ever After." Child care provided for a donation for
youngsters 3-8 who will watch "Despicable Me."
February 6 - Boyert's Greenhouse is sponsoring free events Birding 101
at 2 pm & a kids birding activity at 3 pm. RSVP to 330-725-3509.
February 7 - Pancake breakfast at Saint Ambrose from 8 am to noon
sponsored by Scouting Troops 3513 and 513. $6 for pancakes, eggs,
home fries, sausage, ham, fruit, bakery, coffee and juice!
February 7 - Model Railroad & Toy Show 10 am to 4 pm at Medina County
Fairgrounds, 735 Lafayette Rd., Medina.
February 8 - I'm Very Fond'ue Cooking Class at Buckeye Library by local
foodie Norma Moyer, 6:30 pm. Sign up by calling 330-725-4415.
February 8 - Spencer Historical Society meeting, 7:30 pm at Town Hall.
Medina County District Library Events
Wadsworth Public Library Events
Medina County Park District Events
Northern Ohio Railway Museum
Rockin' Robin's Amazone Family Entertainment Center
Romp n Stomp
Bricks 4 Kidz
Ohio Regional Music Arts & Cultural Outreach
Direct Care Staff for Adults with Disabilities - $9.75 to start with increase after 45 days. Benefits
available. Must have high school diploma/GED and good driving record.
Apply at SHC/The Arc, 4283 Paradise Rd, Seville.
Production Crew, Valley City Nursery -
Reliable workers 8-4:30 Mon-Fri. No experience necessary. $9/hr. Call
Melanie at 330-591-9308.
CELL-O-CORE - Hiring packers, 3rd shift. Starting wage $12/hr with
benefits. 330-239-4370 or in person at 6935 Ridge Rd, Sharon
Retail Counter. Part time -
afternoons & Sat. Good customer service, some computer skills, light
sewing helpful but not necessary. 330-764-3000.
BARTENDER WANTED - Part-time, no
experience necessary, flexible hours, apply at the Midway Tavern, 9977
Lafayette Road, W. Salem.
Medina - Excellent Excel skills, payroll, GAAP
familiarity a plus. Full-time.
Ticket Account Executive -
Employment Page for
The Medina County
Retired Teachers Association will award two $1000
scholarships to Medina County high school graduates who are going to be
juniors or seniors in a College of Education. Information
available at Retired
Teachers. Deadline to apply is May 1.
Women's Club is offering two $500 scholarships to
Hinckley residents pursuing or planning to pursue post-high school
training. Applications available at hinckleywomensclub.com.
Deadline to apply is March 15.
The Berea Business
& Professional Women (which includes Medina County) is
offering the Jeanne Squire Memorial Scholarship with an application
deadline of April 1. Applicants must be seeking entry or re-entry
into the workforce or advancement in career goals pursuing a two or four
year degree. Complete the online application at www.bereabpw.org.
Register to Vote!
The last day to register to vote in the March 15th primary is
Tuesday, February 16th. You must be a citizen and
have been a resident of Ohio for 30 days to be eligible. You may
register at the Medina County Board of Elections, any public high school
or vocational school, any agency that provides public assistance or at
any public library. Questions? 330-722-9278.