Thank you for accessing our
website regarding the 2016 State Mandated Property Value
Update. Unfortunately, due to state deadlines, we are
unable to hold any more informal hearings. Should you
feel that your property value is incorrect you are
invited to file a formal appeal with the Medina County
Board of Revision between January 1st and
March 31st. The form necessary for this
appeal, along with instructions, is available here:
Auditor Kovack's Weekend Update
Wadsworth may decide future of county trash
Wadsworth may hold the trump card on the future of Medina
The Solid Waste Policy Committee/MC-18 Work Group is expected
to vote on the elimination of the flow control system at its 9:30
a.m. Nov. 17 meeting at the Medina County Solid Waste District, 8700
Lake Road, Westfield Township.
In order to eliminate flow control, the work group needs a
vote of at least two of the three cities in the county. Brunswick has
said it wants to eliminate flow control and Medina wants to retain it.
It's now up to Wadsworth to make its intention known.
"It's coming down to Wadsworth on this one," county
Friedrick said Tuesday. "Medina has basically said it
wants to keep flow control. There are a few financial reasons why
keeping flow control is a smart move for the city of Medina. Brunswick
has expressed moving away from it."
County sanitary engineer Amy Lyon-Galvin said not only is a
majority of the cities needed, but one township representative on the
MC-18 Work Group also must vote to eliminate flow control along with a
majority of the seven-member Solid Waste Committee.
Read Bob Finnan's
complete story at
Brunswick Council begins hiring process again for city manager
City officials said they expect to begin interviewing
candidates to replace former City Manager Anthony Bales starting this
Patricia Hanek said applications and resumes for the
position were accepted through Oct. 17, which means city council will
have its first look at those applications starting this week.
According to the city's charter, the city manager is to be
appointed by City Council based on professional experience, education
and commitment to public service.
The city manager is responsible for the day-to-day operations
of the city, overseeing the appointed department heads and directs the
divisions of police, fire, service, parks/recreation, law, finance,
community and economic development, engineering, building,
administrative services, information technology and cable.
Melissa Martin's complete story at
Voters asked to renew county
Among the issues facing voters in the Nov. 8 General Election
will be a vote to renew the 0.2-mill levy that funds operations of the
If approved by voters, the tax would remain in place for
another five years and continue to generate about $880,000 a year to
help operate the retirement home. The levy now costs about $6 a year in
real estate taxes on property valued at $100,000, and would not increase
taxes if approved.
Situated on approximately 80 acres of rural property in
Lafayette Township, the Medina County Home is a 55-bed facility which
provides primary custodial, rest-home-type care. It is owned and
operated by the Medina County Commissioners with funding provided
through the county's general fund. It operates much like a licensed,
private rest home but, in accordance with state law, is not subject to
licensing requirements other than fire and safety codes.
Glenn Wojciak's complete story in
The Medina Community Recreation Center will host a
Pokemon Fun Night from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Oct. 21.
Families can play Pokemon trading card games, go on a Pokemon
scavenger hunt, take on the Pokemon Challenge, make their own Pokemon
cards and enjoy Pokemon treats.
The recreation center facilities -- including the pool, track
and basketball courts - will also be available to use.
Medina City Schools Foundation will host its 30th
annual dinner and dessert auction at 6 p.m. Nov. 4 at the White Birch
Barn, 7180 W. Smith Road.
"This year's event will have a new look, new feel, new
location - same mission. We look forward to celebrating our 30th
year of this event and enjoying an evening of fun, friends, great food and
amazing desserts," said committee chairman Mark Dolan.
Read Ann Norman's
complete story at Cleveland.com.
merge Brunswick transit worries riders
Brunswick residents said Monday they are concerned how a
proposed transportation merger would affect them and their trips to the
grocery store and doctor's appointments.
The city is considering merging the Brunswick Transit
Alternative with the Medina County Public Transit next year. City
Council's Committee-of-the-Whole approved the merger Sept. 9 to allow
city Service Director
Paul Barnett to start negotiations with Medina County
"We're trying to put together if we do merge what (it will)
look like," Barnett said.
Council must vote on any contract.
At Monday's hearing, city resident Jacqueline D'Achille
said she's been riding the BTA bus for nine years and uses it to go to the
grocery store. She said using the bus lifts to load her grocery cart
takes time on the fixed routes.
"We'll continue to accommodate that," Barnett said. "If we
identify the fixed routes are taking longer because of the lifts, we'll
re-evaluate the times."
Halee Heironimus' full story in The Gazette.
Bees top Devils, share crown
The difference between the girls soccer teams from Medina and
Brunswick isn't significant, but it's enough to see with the naked eye.
That gap was on display Wednesday night in Brunswick.
Medina scored three unanswered second-half goals, two by Tarah Roller, to
come back from an early deficit and beat the Blue Devils 3-1 in the
teams' regular-season and Greater Cleveland Conference finale.
"It was definitely more of a tournament feel," Roller said.
"(Since) last year, I think they definitely got better. They didn't
really lose too many players. They kind of have the same team as last
year but I think they definitely got better. They gave us a really tough
Medina (15-0-1) completed its second consecutive unbeaten
regular season, winning its last 11 contests. The Bees' last
non-tournament loss was Sept. 20, 2014, at Brunswick, when the Blue
Devils won 2-1. That was 41 games ago.
Bruce Billow's full story in The Post.
Battered Women's Shelter
Battered Women's Shelter provides emergency shelter.
If you are in need of a safe place to stay while sorting through the
complicated experiences of domestic violence, please contact their staff
at the following hotlines:
Donations of items needed in the shelter for both children and adults, as
well as monetary donations are welcome. Visit them online at Shelter.
Dog Essay Contest for Medina County 4th graders
Some fourth-grader out there owns the top dog in Medina
County. Just don't let Rover eat the winning Top Dog essay.
Medina County Auditor
Mike Kovack is once again sponsoring the Top Dog Essay
Contest, which is open to all public, private and home-schooled
fourth-graders in Medina County.
The contest, in its 22nd year, is the annual
kick-off for the dog-licensing season, which this year runs from Dec. 1,
2016, to Jan. 31, 2017.
Essays are due back to the Auditor's Office by Nov. 7.
Winners - and their dogs - will be honored at a special ceremony Nov.
Get all the information on the contest HERE.
For those of you who
had questions about your new values after the 2016 State Mandated Property
Value Update we are in the process of mailing out the
results of reviews. We hope to have all letters out by the end of
For you pet lovers, we are very excited to announce that the 2017 Medina County Pet-Tacular
will be held at the Brunswick Community Recreation Center! We are
delighted with the facility and the cost savings over the fairgrounds
will allow us to put on an even bigger and better event next year!
For those of you planning ahead, mark your calendars for Saturday, May
We had a homeowner report this week that someone who identified themselves
as from the auditor's office stopped at their house last Monday and told
them they would be looking around their property. The only problem
is we were off work on Columbus Day. Please know that any deputy
auditor from our office will be carrying identification, have
pre-printed materials identifying the auditor's office and will be
driving vehicles marked as from the auditor's office. If you ever
have any questions, always please feel free to contact our offices at
Have a great week!
I dream of a world where the truth is what shapes people's
politics, rather than politics shaping
what people believe
Neil DeGrasse Tyson
Medina Restaurant Week
Join Main Street Medina for
Restaurant Week, October 11 thru the 25. Each
participating restaurant will feature a fixed price meal for lunch
and/or dinner. Help support the wonderful local and independent
restaurants in Medina by dining out and perhaps finding a new foodie
A Cupcake A Day
New York Bagel Deli
Fireside at Rustic Hills
Dan's Dogs SantoSuosso's
Main Street Cafe
Medina County Women Helping Women
The Medina County Women Helping Women
are presenting its first ever Reverse Raffle on Friday,
October 21, 2016 from 6 to 9 pm at The Tasting Room, 210 Great Oaks
Trail in Wadsworth. This is a fun and exciting evening
designed for both men and women to enjoy while benefiting Medina County
Women in need. Each ticket is $35 and includes a Main Board Entry with a
grand prize of $1,000! Hors d'ouevers, signature cocktails and the Music
Men DJs will also be on hand. MORE INFO
36th Annual Brunswick Sound Spectacular
The 36th Annual
Brunswick Sound Spectacular will feature exciting music and colorful+
flags on October
at the Brunswick Automart Stadium at 3581 Center Road in Brunswick. This
event has something for music lovers of all ages. Admission is $6 for
adults and $5 for students and senior citizens. The Ohio Music Education
Association sanctioned Marching Band Competition will feature 19 high
school bands from around the state.
Brunswick Hills Hayride and Bonfire
Brunswick hills Fire
Department is hosting their annual hayride and bonfire on Saturday, October 22
Plum Creek Park South in Medina. There will be free hayrides, face
painting, cider, popcorn, live music, and a bonfire.
2nd Annual Medina Hustle
The 2nd annual Medina
hustle competition will be on Saturday, October 22 from 2-5 pm. The
competition will have teams of up to 10 or 2 families. Teams solve
clues, complete challenges and race to the finish line. There will be
awards to the top winners and all kids will get a prize. Dinner will be
after the race at Mugrage park off Windfall Road in Medina.
DEA National Take-Back Initiative
Prescription Drug Take-Back Day aims to provide a safe,
convenient, and responsible means of disposing of prescription drugs,
while also educating the general public about the potential for abuse of
There are 2 locations in Medina County that will be taking part in this
October 22 from 10 am to 2 pm.
Police Department, 4877 Fenn Road in Medina
Department, 120 Maple Street in Wadsworth
Drug Disposal Information
Let the Shopping Begin!
Come and shop some of
your favorites or get into something new at the Direct Sales/Caraft
Fair. Proceeds of the fair will directly benefit the students of Claggett Middle School
and leadership opportunities for Student Council. This fun filled shopping
extravaganza is Saturday, October 22 from 10 am to 1 pm at
Claggett Middle School Gymnasium, 420 E. Union Street, Medina. Shoppers
can find their favorite brands such as
Thirty-One, LuLaRoe, Tastefully Simple, Party Lite, The Pampered Chef
and so many more! Admissions will be $2 at the door or $1 with a canned
food donation that will benefit Feeding Medina County. (15 oz. or
smaller: mac-n-cheese, peanut butter, canned fruits and veggies, etc)
Paws for the Cause 5K
Join the Medina
County SPCA for the annual Paws for the Cause 5K Walk/Run and 1 Mile Fun
Run on Saturday,
October 22nd in Historic Medina City Square. There are
awards for the top finishers of the 5K race, all age groups are welcome,
try out the first ever dog and 1 mile fun run. All dogs must be on a 6
foot leash or shorter at all times.
Wadsworth Older Adults Foundation
The Wadsworth Older
Adults Foundation is having a fundraiser on October 24 from 11 am to 10 pm at Casa Del
Rio, 839 High
Street in Wadsworth. They will receive 20% of ALL the
receipts for that day which includes lunch, dinner and all drinks. The
proceeds from this event will be used for the programs at Soprema Senior
The flyer below MUST be presented when check is paid!
Taste the Change
The Wadsworth YMCA is
having their 2nd annual Wine and Beer Tasting Silent Auction on Thursday, October
from 6-8:30 pm.
The event will take place at The Galaxy Restaurant, 201 Park Center Dr,
Wadsworth. Tickets are $45 per person; $80 per couple. Be sure to
purchase tickets by
October 24 at the Wadsworth YMCA or online.
OSU Time Out 4 Health
Ohio State University Extension Office is
hosting a Live Healthy Live Well program. Any adult wanting to live a
healthy life can become part of this email challenge which provides you
with two emails a week on a variety of health topics and a tracking
system for your healthy habits. This starts on October 17 through November 27.
Ghost Walking Tours
Medina Ghost Walking Tours with psychic Sonya Hortstman will be October
is $20 per person for anyone age 10 and older. Meet at the gazebo on
Public Square at 7:15 pm. Tours are limited to 20 people.
Future Ghost tours
to come: Medina
Dinner Ghost Tales and Ghost Walking TourMedina Ghost Bus Tour
Medina County Trick-or-Treat Schedules
Don't miss out on your Halloween sugar buzz, check out the
Trick-or-Treat schedule along with other fun Halloween themed adventures
in your area!
Scare on the Square,
Hinckley- 4 to
6 pm Call (330) 278-7112 for more information
Medina- 5 to 7 pm
Trick-or-Treat on the Square- Public Square,
Medina- 7 to 8 pm
Medina Meadows Nursing and Rehabilitation Centre, 550 Miner Drive in
Medina. Children are welcome to come trick or treat and carving
pumpkins on October 27 at 2 pm.
Brunswick- 6 to 7:30
pm, Willowood Care Center of Brunswick Complimentary
games, prizes, candy and refreshments.
Friday, October 28
to 9 pm SHC/The Arc of Medina County is hosting a safe Halloween Boo
Bash. There will be hay rides, an outdoor movie, trick-or-treating,
snacks and drinks, prizes for best costumes, Halloween games and so much
more. MORE INFO
The Homer Ruritans and Black River Ruriteens will host a "trunk or
treat" event for Homer Township children from 2 to 4 pm on October 29
from 2 to 4 pm. This event takes place at the Homerville Community
Center on State Route 301. For more information on this free event, call
Brunswick- 8 pm to 10
pm Susan Hambley Nature Center Dress in costume.
6:30 to 8:30 pm Trunk-or-Treat at 4765 Cobblestone Park Drive. Load your
cars trunk with candy. The 4th Scary Walk begins at 7. Individuals are
invited to participate in a zombie parade at 6:30. The Scary Walk path
in Cobblestone Park will have a hay maze and refreshments.
6:30 to 8:30 pm Trunk-or-Treat at 4765 Cobblestone Park Drive. Load your
car's trunk with candy. The 4th Scary Walk begins at 7. Individuals are
invited to participate in a zombie parade at 6:30. The Scary Walk path
in Cobblestone Park will have a hay maze and refreshments.
to 3 pm Medina East Grace Church, 2325 Medina Road in Granger Twp is
Noon to 4 pm Medina Creative Pet Play, 4105 Creative Living Way is
having the 2nd annual Howl-O-Ween Paw-ty. Dog costume
contest, Chinese raffle, and refreshments.
Sunday, October 30
Medina-3 to 5 pm York
Methodist Church, 6566 Norwalk Road. This free event will have
Trunk-or-Treat, games and fall snacks
Monday, October 31
Brunswick- 6 to 8 pm
Brunswick Hills- 6 to 8 pm
Chippewa Lake- 6 to 7:30 pm with refreshments being served at the
Chippewa Lake/Lafayette Fire Department, 5834
Heather Hedge Drive
Grafton- Monday, October 31, 2016; 6-7:30pm
Litchfield- 6 to 8 pm
Lodi- 6 to 8 pm
Medina- 6 to 8 pm
Seville- 6 to 8 pm the Supernatural Seville/Community trick or treat
event will be at CyHewit Park. This is an alternative to going
door to door. Refreshments available.
6 pm to 8 pm
Spencer- 6 to 8 pm
Trick or Treat- Fire Station will be open to visitors too and will have
Valley City- 6 to 8
Wadsworth- 6 to 8 pm
York- 6 to 8 pm
Fall Activities for the Whole Family
Beriswill Farms Corn Maze
2200 Station Rd., Valley City. Explore the
cornfield maze, and help save Farmer Joe by playing the Farm Scene
Investigation game! Activities include u-pick pumpkin patch, dress a
scarecrow, hay pile, corn sandbox, additional mazes, animals to pet,
concessions, and more. Weekend hayrides. Open through Sun., October 30,
Tuesday-Sunday, 11 am-6 pm.
Boyert's Greenhouse & Farm Fall Family Hayrides
4557 Paradise Rd., Seville
Take a hayride to the u-pick pumpkin patch. Hayrides include a cup of
cider, apple, bonfire, a straw maze, farm animals, several photo ops,
and the chance to rope a pretend bull. Open October 21-23, & 29, from 1 - 5 pm.
Farms Pumpkin Village
294 Pearl Rd., Brunswick
Get lost in a 7-acre corn maze (one of the biggest and best in the
Midwest), take a tour of the orchard in cow and pig trains, enjoy a
scenic hayride, rocket down the longest slide in America when you ride
the 311 foot "Super Slide," and bounce on Ohio's largest "Jumping
Pillow" in the jump park. Open weekends through October 30
on Saturdays, 10 am-7 pm, and Sundays, 10 am-6 pm. Each weekend features a
Hollow Farm Fall Fun
9324 Zimmerman Rd., Homerville
Halloween shop, petting zoo, corn maze, and more. Open through the end of
Don't forget to visit the apple orchards...
The Medina County Recreation Center (855 Weymouth Rd, Medina)
is hosting Pokemon Fun at The Rec on Friday, October 21 from 6:30- 9 pm.
The Choo Choo Chow Chow fundraiser for Children's free Care Fund will be
at 6:30 to 10 pm
Friday, October 21 at Weymouth Country Club, 3946 Weymouth Rd, Medina.
Sharon Center United
Methodist Church will host their annual fall Swiss Steak Dinner on Saturday, October 22 from 4-7pm,
located at 6407
Ridge Rd, Wadsworth. Cost for adults is $9, children
(5-12) $5, under age 5 is free.
The Wadsworth Area Chamber of Commerce will host its second Winery Bus
Tour from noon to 6 pm. The bus will stop at The Galaxy in Wadsworth,
Nauti Vine Winery in Akron, Filia Cellars in Wadsworth and High & Low
Winery in Sharon. Call (330) 336-6150 for more details/
Erhart Firefighter's Association Relay for Life team is hosting a Relay
for Life Craft Fair on
Saturday, October 22 from 10-3 pm at the Erhart/York
Fire Department located on
6609 Norwalk Rd, Medina. There will be crafts, bakery
and basket drawing.
Brunswick is having their 36th annual Brunswick Sound Spectacular on Saturday, October 22
at 5 pm
at the Brunswick Automart Stadium at Brunswick High School.
There will be an old fashioned baked chicken dinner on Saturday, October 22, from 4-6:30
pm at the First Congregational Church located on 114 Church St.
The City of Medina's annual auction will be on Saturday, October 22
at 10 am.
The auction will take place at the city garage, 781 W. Smith Rd.
Jim Gill's Nationwide Campaign for Play is on Saturday, October 22
at 11 am
and 1 pm
at the Medina County Library,
201 S. Broadway St, Medina.
Rolling Thunder Inc is hosting their 15th annual Spaghetti Dinner from noon to 3 pm, at
1439 S. Carpenter
Subway is having an All You Can Eat Buffet Night on Monday, October 24
from 5-7 pm at
the Black River education Center, 233 Co. Rd. 40 Sullivan.
Medina County Senior Services Network, through its Education Committee,
will hold an informational forum for caregivers. It will take place at
the Rustic Hills Country Club starting at 6pm lasting until roughly 8
Senior & Caregiver Expo at the Soprema Senior Center & Community Center
Field House from 10 am to 1 pm. Dozens of vendors, health screenings,
entertainment, flu shots, 50/50 raffle and door prizes. $5 lunch
Medina Made Retail Store
Medina County District Library Events
Wadsworth Public Library Events
Medina County Park District Events
Medina County Events
Medina County Convention & Visitors Bureau
Music in Medina County
Sully's Irish Pub
Fri., Oct. 21- TBA - 8:30 pm
Sat., Oct. 22-
Music Men- 8:30 pm
Fri., Oct 21 -
Brooke Eden - 9:00 pm
Sat., Oct 22
- Matt Vanfossen - 9:30 pm
Fri., Oct. 21 - Bill March, 8:30-11:30 pm
Mon., Oct 24- Kenny Roda, Live trivia and Monday night football- 8 pm
Fri., Oct., 21- Keith Lamont Bachman, 7:30 pm
Sat., Oct 22 -Glenn Gar, 7:30 pm
Wed., Oct., 26 - Open Mic Night, 7 pm
Fri., Oct 21-
Live music with Bongo Joe
featuring Cleveland Blue- 9 pm
Click on the Above Link for more opportunities
Medina County Government Job Opportunities
Medina City Job
Process technicians, material handlers wanted in Medina, no experience
necessary. Great pay, great benefits. Apply online.
Medina Holiday Inn
seeking FT & PT housekeepers. Apply in person
Deputy Dog Warden - Medina County. 20-30 hours per
week. Must pass background check & drug screen.
- Machine operators wanted in Wadsworth.
Must be able to lift 75 lbs & pass drug screen.
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