Schneider stepping down as HANDS director
Cindie Schneider is leaving after 17 years as
executive director of the HANDS Foundation. The process, she said, was
heart wrenching. "I felt like I was giving a baby up for adoption," she
said about the decision it took months to make.
After her daughter, Hayley, moved to Colorado and her son
Michael and wife had their second child - Schneider said she wanted to
work in a job that would allow her more time with her grandchildren. Now
she and her husband of 37 years,
Berndt, will take time to "just play" with the
HANDS trustees accepted her resignation effective March 31
and the office will be manned by part time assistant, Liz Murphy for
Read the rest of
Sam Boyer's story at Cleveland.com.
native Rado competing on "Amazing Race"
You've got cops, veterans, athletes, models and real estate
agents - and then there's
Mike Rado, the burly butcher with a big beard and a
bunch of tattoos.
Rado, 37, who grew up in Medina, will appear on season 29 of CBS' "The
Amazing Race," the uber-popular reality TV competition pitting 11 teams
of two in a scavenger-hunt-like race around the world.
"It's the chance of a lifetime," Rado, a 1996 Medina High School graduate,
said. "I've always watched it. I've loved it for years and years."
The season premiere is Thursday, March 30 at 10 p.m. eastern - and you'd
better believe they'll be watching on the big screens down at Jojo's on
South Jefferson Street in Medina.
Although Rado hails from Pittsburgh these days - he and his wife, Katie,
own Butcher on Butler in Lawrenceville on the city's northeast side -
Rado is a former cook of several years at Jojo's Sports Bar & Grille, as
well as the attached Dominic's Pizzera & Italian Restaurant.
Jojo's is hosting "The Amazing Race" watch parties for both episode 1 and
episode 2 on April 5, the latter of which Rado said he will be in
Read Kevin McManus'
full article in The Post.
Health, Wadsworth-Rittman reach accord
An agreement on the expansion of health services by
Akron-based Summa Health at Wadsworth-Rittman Medical Center has been
reached, a hospital district board member said.
The agreement follows the disclosure in February of a legal
settlement stemming from a 2014 lawsuit involving Summa Health of Akron
and the Wadsworth-Rittman Area Joint Township Hospital District.
Bruce Darlington, a spokesman and
Wadsworth-Rittman board member, said the board accepted terms at a
meeting Monday night and is waiting on Summa to do so by April 30.
Darlington, who's also Wadsworth City Council's Ward 4
representative, said the agreement's terms will be disclosed upon
A Summa spokesman did not return a message Tuesday seeking
The Wadsworth-Rittman board is made up of three Rittman
Village Council members, three Wadsworth Township trustees and three
Wadsworth Council members.
In June 2013, Summa announced plans to shut down inpatient
services while continuing emergency and outpatient care. Inpatient
services were merged with Summa Barberton Hospital, which is about 13
miles from the Wadsworth-Rittman campus.
Ashley Fox's full story at The Gazette.
Birthing Center closure rattles Medina residents
Residents upset with Cleveland Clinic's decision to close the
Family Birthing Center at Medina Hospital came out in full force Monday
About 65 people attended Medina City Council's meeting to
voice their concerns. Most of them were wearing "Save Medina Birthing
The clinic announced last week it would close Medina
Hospital's birthing unit July 1. It said about 65 percent of expectant
mothers in Medina County deliver their babies at other hospitals.
"What about the 800 babies that were born there last year?"
Dr. Pat Naples
The OB/GYN physician said he's delivered about 6,000 babies
in his 30-year career. He said he can't go anywhere in the community and
not see a baby he has delivered.
"People are born here, live here and have their families
here," Naples said.
"This is wrong for the community. It's a detriment to the
He said the Cleveland Clinic is a great organization.
"But they are concerned with the Cleveland Clinic," Naples
Jane Ann Brock worked at Medina Hospital for 35 years.
"For the Cleveland Clinic to decide to close the birthing
center, it's disheartening," she said. "It takes a vital service away
from our young families. It's very unfair."
Finnan's full story at The Gazette.
Brunswick kids raise $24,000 at St. Baldrick's event
Brunswick High School students may remember a student who
described herself as "the bald girl that was bopping through the
hallway" after she shaved her head last year in celebration of being
cancer-free for one year.
That girl is junior
Gabby Foust, who also spearheaded the school's St.
Baldrick's event Friday at the high school. About 20 students and
teachers pledged to shave their head and/or donate hair to help fight
And they raised about $24,000 for childhood cancer.
"I'm so happy how well this came out and so happy to help be
a part of it," Gabby said.
In the fall 2015, Gabby was diagnosed with synovial sarcoma.
In September, she donated 22 inches of hair that went to a girl with
"It was hands-down the best decision I've done in my life,"
Gabby said. "(At the time) it was definitely hard. I went through the
stubble and peach fuzz and at one point I looked like G.I. Jane. But
that's when you realize your self strength and confidence. It'll grow
Halee Heironimus' full story at The Gazette.
County District Library News
The Medina County District Library is
celebrating National Library Week April 9-15 with a number of events
that challenge county residents to discover their library story.
At 1 p.m. April 10, MCDL Director Carole Kowell will bring
residents up to date on the state of the library system and help
celebrate the Medina Library's 110
th birthday at the branch at 210 S. Broadway
April 11 is "I Love My Library" Day. Stop by any location to
pick up a sticker declaring your love of libraries. Look for a sweet
treat at the service desks.
April 12 is Bookmobile Day. Learn more about the
Library on Wheels. Visit a Bookmobile stop and get a special gift.
Ann Norman's full story, go to Cleveland.com.
Congratulations to the
following Medina students who made the Dean's List at Wittenberg
University last semester:
Amanda Deweese, Stephanie Durbin, Samantha Petruzzi and Katherine Phillips.....and
Michael Kovack! Way to Tiger Up, guys! ;)
of Medina was rcently inducted into the Ohio 4-H Hall of Fame! She
was chosen for lifetime contributions of service to clubs, communities
and the state programs. Congratulations Judy!
Brunswick dominated the All Gazette swimming team this year with Cassandra Pasadyn
being named MVP and team mates
Nikki Eyssen, and
Bri Costanza making the team. Highland's Mindy Wilkes,
Medina's Lexi Agee and
Ashley Mennenga and Wadsworth's Hanna Berlin also were named to the
will receive the Award of Merit from the Chippewa Council of Boy Scouts
next month. Ken is being recognized for the outstanding job he's
done as the Advancement Chair for the District. Congratulations!
This one always amazes me - Students in Anna Taylor's math classes at Highland
Middle School had a competition to see who could memorize the most
digits of the mathematical constant Pi. Eighth graders Chloe Cleland
memorized it out to 127 digits,
Collin Spittle memorized it out to 83 digits and seventh
grader Heather Brickman
memorized it out to 79 digits. Their prizes - pie, of course!
Enjoy the sun and have
a great week!
All our dreams can come true,
if we have the courage to pursue them.
Easter Holiday Fun!
Up Moonlight Easter Egg Hunt
Join the fun at Ignite Dance Studio's 2nd Annual Grown Up Moonlight Easter
Egg Hunt at 8 pm
on Friday, March 31,
with dinner afterwards. Prizes up to $500 or $1,000, depending on
the number of hunters. Tickets $35
Breakfast with the
The Medina Early Childhood PTA is having Breakfast with the Bunny and two
seatings are available,
9 am and
11 am on
Saturday, April 1. Enjoy games and crafts along with a
light breakfast and photo opportunity with the bunny. Cost is $5 per
person. The event takes place at the White Birch Barn, 7180 W. Smith Rd, Medina.
Pictures with the Bunny There
will be Pictures with the Easter Bunny at Centerra Country Store
(formerly Town & Country),
6701 Wooster Pike, Medina from 11 am - 4 pm on Sunday, April 2.
They will be accepting donations for local animal shelters in exchange for
a free photo. Please one photo per family!
Black River Easter
The Black River
Community Easter Egg Hunt will be held on Saturday, April 8 at 10 am at the
Black River Education Center, 257 Co Rd 40, Sullivan. There
are four age groups: 2-4 years, 5-6 years, 7-9 years, 10-11 years old.
There will be candy and prizes along with the Easter Bunny. Bring your
own baskets. The hunt will be outside, weather permitting.
The K9 Eggstavaganza, a
fundraiser for the Medina County Sheriff K9 Fund, takes place Saturday, April 8
(rain or shine) at 11 am at the
Medina Kennel Club, 6840 Lake Rd, Medina. Join the
fun at an Easter egg hunt on 22 acres. The cost per egg hunter is
$5 and there is no age limit. Children under 18 must be
accompanied by an adult. Well behaved and fully vaccinated dogs are
allowed. No flexi leads are allowed! Please bring your own basket.
Pre-registration preferred. REGISTRATION
Medina Public Square
Easter Egg Hunt
Grace Church is
sponsoring a Family Egg Hunt on the Medina Public Square Saturday, April 8 at 2 pm.
! There will be age specific egg hunts, inflatables, snacks, face
painting, games, music and more!
Lafayette Easter Egg
The Lafayette Community
Easter Egg Hunt will be held on Sunday, April 9 at 2 pm, at the
Lafayette United Methodist Church,
6201 Lafayette Rd, Medina.
There will be four age groups: 2-4 years, 5-6 years, 7-9 years, 10-11
years. Bring your own baskets. Hunt will be outside, weather permitting
or held inside if there is inclement weather.
James and the Giant Peach, Jr
Community Theater in collaboration with Fred Hargrove Young
Artists presents James
and the Giant Peach, Jr. The production is a re-imaging of
Roald Dahl's literary classic with captivating puppetry on Medina High
School's Middle Stage,
851 Weymouth Rd, Medina. Follow signs to parking lot D
and enter D4 door. Tickets are $10 per adult and $8 per student and
senior and are available at the door or Medina Buehler's. Show times are Friday, March 31,
7:30 pm; Saturday, April 1, 1 pm & 7:30 pm and Sunday, April 3 - 2 pm.
April Fools Paint & Sip
Relay for Life is having an April Fools Paint & Sip, at the Brunswick
Recreation Center from
6-8 pm, on
Saturday, April 1. For a $30 donation you will receive
all your art supplies and two drink tickets. Additional drink tickets
will be available for purchase. Space is limited. Please email
or call 888.227.6446
ext. 2201. INFO
Boost Your Communication Skills
Wadsworth Toastmasters' Club meets
Tuesday, April 4th and the 1st, 3rd, and 5th Tuesdays
and 7:45 pm, at the Wadsworth Buehler's, 175 Great Oaks
Trail, in the community room near the deli. Wadsworth Toastmasters'
is open to anyone 18 years of age or older who wants to learn how to
speak in public with a greater sense of confidence. It is ideal for
businessmen and women, business owners, teachers, clergy, non-profit
organizers, and anyone who wants to keep their communication skills
Paint Party Ladies Auxiliary
Lodi American Legion Ladies Auxiliary is hosting a Paint Party.
They will provide everything you need, no experience is necessary for
this event. Tickets are available at the Legion, 330-948-1523. Cost is
only $40. The event takes place at
120 Bank St, Lodi, on
Saturday, April 4, from
Soil & Water District Seedling Sale
Medina County Soil & Water Conservation District offers seedlings for
sale on a first-come, first-served basis. There are selections
from evergreens, hardwoods, shrubs & more! Deadline for ordering is April 4.
Pick up dates are Friday and Saturday, April 21/22 at Geig's Orchard in
Medina County Library is having its Pet Palooza on Saturday, April 8,
from 10 am
to 2 pm,
at the Brunswick Library,
3649 Center Rd. There will be crafts, games, displays,
home school art show, face painting, stuffed animal pet clinic, and
animals all around. There are NO pet adoptions available at this event.
Pet food donations will be gladly accepted by Medina County SPCA. Table
displays include: Medina County K-9s, Guide Dogs, Pet Valu, Kitten
Krazy,"Izzy" the Therapy Dog, Pygmy goats, Medina County SPCA, Dr. Nancy
Pepin "ask the Doctor", Awesome Paws, Nature's Select, Freddie the Frog,
Please leave your pets at home!
am Jungle Safari Puppet and Magic Show
presented by Katie Bee
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Our Zoo to You Exotic Animal show
12:15 pm - 1:00 pm
Our Zoo to You petting time
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Nate the Great Balloon Animals
Realm of the Reptile show
11:30 - 1:30
JJ Hotdog Truck
Dinner & All That Jazz
Jazz Bands is having a dinner and jazz show on Saturday, April 8,
from 5-9:30 pm
at the Medina Performing Arts Center, 851 Weymouth Rd, Medina. There will be
performances by the Medina High School Star Dusters and Jazz Ensemble,
both Claggett and A.I. Root Middle School bands. Tickets are available
at both Buehler's in Medina or can be bought the night of the event.
Tickets include an Italian-themed dinner.
Project: LEARN's Match Wits Trivia Challenge
your trivia? Put together a team and compete in Project: LEARN's
7th annual "Match Wits" tournament. Registration is $320 for a
team of 8, or $40 individual includes delicious buffet dinner at
Coppertop at Cherokee Hills,
5740 Center Rd., Valley City, 6-9 pm on Thursday, April 20.
AAUW Collecting Books for Book Sale
Medina County Branch of the American Association of University Women (AAUW)
is now collecting donations of used books for its 24th Annual Book Sale
that will take place
April 26 - 29. Collection boxes are in place at
Buehler's Wadsworth, Forest Meadows & River Styx in Medina, Cool Beans
on Medina Square, Westfield Bank in Medina, Jonesy's Cleaners on S.
Court and on Sturbridge in Medina, Paramount Tennis Club on Medina Road
and Lodi Community Hospital. Funds from the annual sale support
scholarships for women and girls.
The Medina County Art Festival High School Senior Show is being held at
Medina Hospital in the South Medical Office Building, Entrance D, 970 E. Washington St, Medina.
Show hours are as follows:
9 am to 9 pm (Monday-Friday) and 9 am to 5 pm
Thursday, March 30 The WRMC Readers Theatre group will
present their spring show at
2 pm at the Western Reserve Masonic Community, 4931 Nettleton Rd, Medina.
They will perform five comedic skits entitled, "Our March Madness" in
the chapel. The program is free.
Friday, March 31
Medina County Library is having a wine and canvas party at the library,
Broadway St, Medina, from 6 to 7:30 pm.
Adults 21 and over bring their own wine and go home with an 11' X 14"
original painting. The event cost is $15 with library card or $20
without. Register at your library.
Saturday, April 1
"How to be a Candidate 101" hosted by Medina County Together (MCT) IS
NOT TAKING PLACE TODAY. This event
actually occurred March 25. We apologize for the inconvenience.
Sunday, April 2
Historical Society Open House from 1-4 pm at
the John Smart House Museum, 206 N. Elmwood St., Medina. Free &
open to the public. Information at 330-722-1341
Sunday, April 2
The Litchfield Fire & Rescue Association is holding a pancake breakfast
from 8 am to 12:30
pm at the fire station at 9487 Norwalk Rd,
Litchfield. Cost for breakfast is $7. The bloodmobile will be at the
breakfast; those who donate eat for free.
Monday, April 3
St. Patrick Episcopal Church is offering spaces to sell your crafts or no-
longer-needed items from your home, for their Garage Mahal Sale. They
are located at 3611
Center Rd, Brunswick, and they share space with First
Christian Church in front of Tri-C Brunswick. This ad is only for making
reservations for a sale space. For more information, email
firstname.lastname@example.org. The event goes
from 9 am to 7 pm.
Tuesday, April 4
Having workforce challenges? Can't find the right candidates? Attend
the first Medina County
Employer Resources Expo and find solutions to these
challenges & more!
10 am - 4 pm, Weymouth Country Club, 3946 Weymouth Rd., Medina. Free. INFO
Join OSU Extension in Medina to learn what you need to start your farm.
This is a beginner farmer workshop series of 4 classes. Classes are Tuesdays, April 4, 11, 18 & 25
from 6-9 pm
at the OSU Extension Office,
120 W. Washington St., Medina. Cost is $60 per person
for all 4 sessions. For more information and to download the
registration form visit
330-725-4911, ext. 106 for more information.
Friday, April 7
Bees and butterflies are in trouble. How can you help? 10:30-11:30
am 55+ program at Medina Rec Center, 85 Weymouth Rd., Medina. Free
for seniors. Presented by Medina Co. Soil & Water Conservation
Friday, April 7
Tour, Medina Eagles, 696 Lafayette Rd., Medina. 6:30 pm.
Hear from individuals concerned with pipelines and community rights.
Free admission and snacks served.
Friday. April 7
Brunswick High School is having an After-Prom Bowling fundraiser. Join
them for the cash bar, food, raffles, baskets and sideboards.
Doors open at 10 pm
and the cost per couple is $25. The fundraiser takes place at Dick Hoover
Lanes, 1480 Pearl
Rd., Brunswick. Ages 21 and over please.
Friday, April 7
The Rape Crisis Center, will be on the Medina Public Square for the Walk
of Heroes, from 5-8
pm for an awareness and fundraiser event. You can
participate in the walk of heroes. Please support the name change of
this event to ensure continued invaluable, free and inclusive services
to all genders, all ages, all races and cultures.
Friday, April 7
Join Medina County Master Gardeners and learn how to make your property
more attractive to the birds. The talk occurs at the OSU Extension
Office, 120 West
Washington St., Suite 1L, from 10-11:30 am. Doors open
Cost is $5 per person. Pre-registration is strongly preferred. To
receive a copy of the form by mail or email, call Medina County OSU
330-725-4911, extension 106.
Saturday, April 8
Medina's Acoustic Open Mic Night at Cool Beans Cafe, 103 W. Liberty St., Medina, 4 to 6
pm. Registration for participants opens March 11.
or call 330-800-0976. Hosted by Newhill Church. All are
welcome to sip coffee and enjoy the show.
Saturday, April 8
The HANDS Foundation is sponsors Beatles Tribute group, The Liverpool
Lads, at the Brunswick Eagles,
349 Pearl Rd. beginning about 7 pm. Admission of
$15 includes free appetizers, cash bar, basket auction, raffles,
more! This will sell out fast! RSVP to
Saturday, April 8
The Salvation Army in Wadsworth is holding its 10th annual Style Show and
Auction with doors opening at 9:30 am. There will be lunch, the style
show and silent auction of over 200 items to support Salvation Army
activities in Wadsworth. The event takes place at The Galaxy Banquet Center.
Tickets are $25 and are available at the Salvation Army in Wadsworth, 527 College St., Wadsworth.
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Battered Women's Shelter/Services
Suicide Prevention Hotline/Services
Music in Medina County
Sully's Irish Pub
March 31 - Music Men - 8:30 pm
Fri., March 31 -
Ultimate Cash Tribute - 8 pm
Fri., March 31
- River Hawk - 9:30 pm
Wed., April 5
- Wednesday Night Line Dancing - 7 pm
JoJo's Sports Bar and
Fri., March 31 -
Karaoke - 9:30 pm
Sat., April 1
- Karaoke - 9:30 pm
Fri., March 31
- Wanted- 7:30 pm
Fri., March 31- The
Rhino Project - 7:30 pm
Sat., April 1 -
Bryan Stahl & Mandy Altimus - 7:30 pm
Wed., April 5
- Open Mic - 6:30 pm
on the Above Link for more opportunities
Golf & Swim Club - Hiring all positions for
summer. Maintenance, lifeguards, kitchen and pro shop. Call Bill
Colianni at 330-336-2220.
Auto Mall - We need proven sales professionals. Competitive payplan,
hospitalization, 401k, 5 day work week, closed holidays. Email
resume to email@example.com
near CLE Airport - Hand on facility coordinator 7 am - 4
pm Mon-Fri. Responsible for
monitoring and maintaining a 47,000 square foot headquarter facility at
a first class level of service under the direction of an off site
SHC The Arc of Medina County
Medina County Board of Developmental Disabilities
Medina City School District Openings
Brunswick City School District Openings
Wadsworth City School District Job Openings
Educational Service Center of Medina County Job Openings