Mike Kovack

Mike Kovack
Medina County Auditor

144 N. Broadway St, Medina, OH  44256
Medina:  (330) 725-9754     Toll free:  (844) 722-3800, ext. 9754


Auditor's Office in the News

2016 Property Value Update Brochure

About the Auditor

All Searches


Calculate Tax

County Information

Deeds & Mortgages

Delinquent Tax List

Download Data

Economic Development


Foreclosure Help





Photo Gallery


Sheriff Sales

Storm Damage

Tax Information

Transferring Property

Unclaimed Funds



Additional Links:
Legal/Bid Notices

Other Auditors



































































































































































































Recent: Weekly Report Summer Newsletter

2016 Property Value Update


Please note:  No decisions will be made on any informal appeals until after all informal hearings have been completed on September 29th.



Auditor Kovack's Weekend Update 


September 28, 2016

 Quick Links

Auditor's Office in the News


Delinquent Tax List

Unclaimed Funds


Weekly County Expenses


Weekly Fiscal/Real Estate Sales Report

Sheriff's Sales of Real Estate


Employment Opportunities

How to Calculate Your Taxes

 Adopt a Pet




Brunswick Buehler's closing October 21

Family-owned Buehler Food Markets Inc. announced it will close its nine-year-old Brunswick store at 3688 Center Road, on Friday, Oct. 21. It's a move that will cut about 125 full-time, part-time and seasonal jobs.

Buehler's said it made "the painful decision to close" its 77,000-square-foot Brunswick store after evaluating its 14-store portfolio and its lease options. "As the company continued to add stores, remodel and refresh their current base of stores, they had some hard decisions with respect to underperforming stores," the company said in a statement.

Buehler's Chicago-based landlord at Brunswick Market Center Plaza told the grocer that "'We are working with a third party on a deal' and asked if we would consider leaving before our lease expired in mid-2018," said Buehler's spokeswoman Deb Wilcox.
Read Janet Cho's complete article at Cleveland.com.



Main Street Medina names new director

Jeremy Levine is just taking it all in during his first days as Main Street Medina's new executive director.

The 42-year-old Strongsville resident and father of two is getting started with downtown Medina's nonprofit economic development firm by attending board meetings & planning sessions for events like Main Street's Beer Fest Oct. 8.

"Medina really has this picturesque, small-town feel and as I've come to find out, it has previously been tagged as 'America's hometown.' I really got that sense right away," he said.

Levine replaced Matt Wiederhold, who built the local chapter from scratch in 2008 to one of the leading Main Street America organizations of its kind. Wiederhold left earlier this year to become the director of development at The Diversity Center of Northeast Ohio.

Read Kevin McManus' complete article at The Post.



Brunswick Hills Police to hold levy meetings

Targeted community meetings are being held in support of a Brunswick Hills Township police levy that Chief Tim Sopkovich has said is needed to stave off further personnel cuts.

Similar levies have failed twice within the past year.

Township residents will receive a flier at their home from a Police Department-led committee, which organized meeting dates for residents in "zones" of the community to provide information about the proposed five-year, 2.5-mill levy on the Nov. 8 ballot.

"Residents are broken up to have their own specific meetings," police department secretary Ellen Young said.

"We're trying to find the best way to get information out to people."

Township leaders have been told if the levy doesn't pass, cuts will be necessary.

"The department is in a position where there is a need to increase the staffing and services to the community to meet these demands," Sopkovich said.

Read Halee Heironimus' complete article at The Gazette.



Top 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. 30.

"We absolutely love this contest. We get hundreds of essays every year, ranging from the funniest ones you will ever see to ones that absolutely break your heart," Kovack said.

"Writing about one's dog often inspires students in a way that other assignments don't. It's a terrific opportunity for teachers to integrate it into their lesson plans on composition and grammar," he said.

Read Ann Norman's complete article at Cleveland.com.



Battered Women's Shelter

The 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:

330-723-3900 or

Donations of items needed in the shelter for both children and adults, as well as monetary donations are welcome.  Visit them online at Shelter. 


Congratulations to coach Chrissi Newell and her Special Olympic equestrians Jason Appelgate, Ashley Betz, Jason Fetsko, Rachel Gaishauser, Bridget Kadusy, Emma Khandelwal, Tamita Pickett, Sammi Stack and Lea Wilson.  They brought home 4 golds, 1 silver & 3 bronze medals from their recent competition in Cincinnati!

William Foster of Lodi earned the NASA Exceptional Achievement Medal recently for his outstanding management contributions to NASA's mission!

Want to vote in the November 8th election?  You must register by Tuesday, October 11th.  You can do it in person at the Medina County Board of Elections, 3800 Stonegate Dr. in Medina or download it from the web and drop it off at the Bureau of Motor Vehicles or any public library or high school.  Do your part!

Have a great week!

Mike Kovack  


Democracy is not simply a license to indulge individual
whims and proclivities. It is also holding oneself
accountable to some reasonable degree for the conditions
of peace and chaos that impact the lives of those who
inhabit one's beloved extended community.
Aberjhani, American Poet 


Nightmare in the Wilderness http://files.constantcontact.com/8bb71c76201/5e461811-f98a-4f1a-9ddd-bd0236f4ac8f.jpg

Yes, it's haunted house season again and Medina County hosts one of the best - the Nightmare in the Wilderness at the Apple Cabin, 7665 Lafayette Rd., Lodi.  The nightmare begins this Friday, September 30th and continues through Fridays and Saturdays in October. Check it out.....if you dare!   INFO  


Hometown Heroes Weekend! http://files.constantcontact.com/8bb71c76201/03dcdec6-b8ff-44da-b6a3-5587ba0e6140.jpg

Mapleside in Brunswick is hosting a Hometown Heroes Weekend, Saturday & Sunday, October 1 and 2, which honors our police, firefighters, paramedics, military men and women & veterans. This will be a special harvest weekend honoring those that keep us safe. All of the fall attractions will be open like the hayrides, corn maze, super slide, jumping pillow and many other fall family fun activities. If you are an active member of our public safety system, actively serving in the armed forces or a US Veteran you receive FREE admission. MORE INFO 


Red Shield Ride http://files.constantcontact.com/8bb71c76201/b20b830f-4c54-46b7-8397-3b4e892b5f6c.jpg

Join the Salvation Army for a Red Shield Ride on Sat., October 1. Riders will start off in Wayne County, head through scenic Holmes County and return back to Wayne where they will finish at Nagy's Collision Centers in Orrville. Proceeds benefit the Wadsworth Salvation Army Emergency Assistance & Feeding Programs.  Registration is at 10 am at Nagy's Collision Centers, 5590 Cleveland Road in Wooster. Coffee and Doughnuts will be provided. Ride starts at 11 and then ends at Nagy's Collision Centers at 1771 N. Main Street in Orrville. MORE INFO  


Pancake Breakfast http://files.constantcontact.com/8bb71c76201/1c28c94b-3cee-44dc-b08c-2183702a0a2c.jpg

The Hinckley Women's Club will be serving up a delicious all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast on Sun., October 2 from 8 to 11 am at Skyland Golf Course at 2085 Center Road in Hinckley. Cost is $10 for adults and $6 for children under 13 and free for children under 2. Proceeds go to fund college scholarships. Tickets can be purchased at the door or from Hinckley Women's Club members. For more information call (330) 278-3551 


Howl at the Moon Event http://files.constantcontact.com/8bb71c76201/234a1fd9-ad41-44b5-af66-2ce221d3a51e.jpg

In the spirit of this kooky and creative holiday, Wadsworth Community Dog Park is calling all dog people to check out the biggest dog bash in Medina County on Sun., October 2 from noon to 3 pm (rain or shine). Wow the crowd with your crazy costumes, win prizes and help support Wadsworth Community Dog Park. Dog portraits are available; dog experts will be on hand with demonstrations of dog park etiquette and obedience.  Please bring donations of toys, food and blankets for Maggie's Mission. The park is located at 618 West Street in Wadsworth. MORE INFO


Master Gardener Coffee Chats Return http://files.constantcontact.com/8bb71c76201/2af83b49-a4d2-44b2-bfc1-1c34636264ea.jpg

The popular Master Gardeners Coffee series returns Fri., October 7 with talks on soil pH and how to prepare your garden for winter. November will include a chat about safe gardening around pets, and December will conclude the 2016 coffee chats by discussing frost-sensitive bulbs. The event is held from 10 to 11:30 am at the OSU Extension Office in the Professional Building at 120 W. Washington St., in Medina. The cost is $5. Pre-registration is requested but walk-ins are welcome. MORE INFO 


Parade of Flags http://files.constantcontact.com/8bb71c76201/1017ed99-dbe7-43ea-8989-b07e76cf39a6.jpg

The Wadsworth Community wants to wave Red, White and Blue to honor America with a Parade of Flags on six special holiday throughout the year. Lease one flag or several. For an additional $10, honor a veteran with a plaque. ALL proceeds will support the Rotary Club of Wadsworth's local & international projects. DOWNLOAD an application or get MORE INFO.   


Antiques, Appraisal & History Fair http://files.constantcontact.com/8bb71c76201/9ce3629d-dd38-4927-ad6f-1cc0b7d4f802.jpg

Medina County Office for Older Adults is having an Antiques, Appraisal & History Fair on Fri., October 7 from 9:30 am to 12:30 pm at 246 Northland Drive, Medina. Historical speakers will be in attendance and professional appraisers will appraise up to 3 items. The first item is free and the 2nd and 3rd are a recommended $10 donation. Please do NOT bring fire arms. Entry is $3 and there will be refreshments and door prizes. Entertainment for the event is Ted Yoder, 2010 National Hammered Dulcimer Champion, from 10:30 am to 12:30 pm. For more information please contact Jenny Kiousis at jakiousis@medinaco.org.  


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 1-2, 8-9, 14-16, 21-23, & 29, from 1 - 5pm.

Mapleside 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 new theme.

Whistle Hollow Farm Fall Fun

9324 Zimmerman Rd., Homerville
Halloween shop, petting zoo, corn maze, and more. Open through the end of October.

Don't forget to visit the apple orchards... 



Music in Medina County



Sully's Irish Pub

Fri., Sept. 30 - Dan McCoy, 8:30 pm


Thirsty Cowboy
Fri., Sept. 30 -
Chase Bryant, 8:00 pm- Pre-sale tickets $12
Sat., Oct. 1- Bronx Country, 9:30 pm
Wed., Sept. 28 - Line Dancing Lessons, 7:30 pm

Thirsty Cowboy

Johnny Malloys 

Fri., Sept 30 - Bruce Nehlen, 8:30-11:30 pm

Sat., Oct 1- APB, 8:30-11:30 pm




Fri., Sept. 30- The Rhino Project, 7:30 pm

Sat., Oct 1- Scott Marshall, 7:30 pm 

Wed., Sept. 28 - Open Mic Night, 7 pm 

The Galaxy

Fri., Sept. 30 - Little Stevo Blues Duo, 9 pm


Other Events


September 29

The Wadsworth-Rittman Health Center Auxiliary will have its Fall Book and Gift Fair, 8 am to 4 pm in the main building of the health center.

October 1 
Catholic Charities Community Services of Medina County is hosting a Christmas resale event from 8 am to 3 pm at 4210 North Jefferson Street Suite A in Medina. Proceeds will support Medina County Families.

October 2 The Buckeye Educational Foundation is holding a benefit golf outing at Shale Creek Golf Course on Wolff Road, 8:30 am, $125 per golfer.  For more information contact Matt Kirlough at 330-483-0356.

October 3

Rehearsals for the Wadsworth Community Choir begin tonight from 7-8:30 pm in the Wadsworth Middle School choir room.  The choir is open to anyone and no auditions are necessary.  Rehearsals culminate with a show Sunday, Dec. 4 at 2 pm at OJ Work Auditorium.

October 6
"Bringing Mental Illness out of the Darkness" will be at 6:30 to 8 pm on October 6 on Public Square in Medina. MORE INFO

October 8 

Lake Erie Labrador Retriever Rescue, Inc. is hosting a fundraising event, which includes a cash bar, raffle, silent auction and buffet supper at Rustic Hills Country Club, 5399 River Styx Road in Medina. Tickets are $50. MORE INFO

October 8

The Medina County Board of Developmental Disabilities is hosting a FREE community shred day from 10 am until 1 pm at the Achievement Center.  MORE INFO

October 8
Erhart/York Annual Swiss Steak Dinner- 4 to 8 pm.  Cost is $13 for adults, $12 for seniors with a Golden Buckeye Card, $7 for children ages 5-12 and children under 5 are free. All carry-outs are $13. 

October 8 & 9 The 48th Annual Chatham Apple Butter Festival will be celebrated from 10 am to 5 pm at the VFW Hall, 6299 Avon Lake Rd., Chatham.  Apple butter stirrin' takes place in old-fashioned copper kettle over an open fire; other treats to sample; autumn-related goods for sale; crafts in 2 buildings; flea market in the Chatham Community Center.    


October 11
Made In Medina County Day- In celebration of Manufacturing Month, Medina manufacturers are opening up their doors for plant tours. Come learn about the great products made here in Medina County. Tours will be scheduled throughout the day so you are able to sign up for several. Manufacturers are also pleased to put Medina County elected officials on the production line. During the tours you will encounter many including your very own Medina County Auditor, Mike Kovack!

October 12 The Wadsworth High School Alumni Association is inviting all alums who graduated between 1937 and 1949 to attend a complimentary dinner at the Soprema Senior Center Cafe, 5 to 7 pm.  Spouses and significant others also invited.  If interested in attending, contact Caesar Carrino at 330-336-0062 or cacarrino@carrino.us.  


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 


Employment Opportunities


Click on the Above Link for more opportunities

Hinckley Township - Looking for entry-level and experienced fire fighters.  330-278-2591 or firechief@hinckleytwp.org.

Medina County Government Job Opportunities  INFO

Medina City Job Opportunities  INFO

Program Coordinator for Group Homes in Medina/Summit Counties - Experience in DD field and/or college coursework a plus.  INFO

Friendly Express Marathon -
Seeking cashiers in Lodi.  INFO

Antonio's Pizza -
Part time office assistant for corporate office in Brunswick.  Knowledge of Microsoft Office a plus.  INFO

Goldsmith Eggleton -
Machine operators wanted in Wadsworth.  Must be able to lift 75 lbs & pass drug screen.  INFO


Page visits today