Auditor offers advice on how to avoid being scammed by credit card
In response to several phone calls from local residents,
Medina County Auditor
Mike Kovack is offering some tips on how to avoid
becoming a victim of credit card theft at the gas station.
The auditor's Weights and Measures
inspectors recently discovered a device used to steal credit card
information on a Montville Township gas pump.
The Auditor's Office has stepped up inspections of gas pumps
to help prevent skimmers from gaining a foothold in Medina County.
"Done properly, there is no way to tell if a skimming device
has been installed on a pump besides opening up that pump for
inspection," Kovack said.
While you can't see a credit card skimmer just by looking at
a pump, there are ways to help protect yourself from scammers, he said.
Read Ann Norman's
full story at Cleveland.com.
Mountain bike skills course in Medina
Medina is fast becoming a destination of choice for mountain
bike enthusiasts, who flock from throughout the area and even out of
state to tackle the 11 miles of trails in the woods at Huffman and
Now those riders have a new place to practice maneuvers, hone
their skills and warm up before they hit the trails.
Medina Trails steward
Ray Petro recently completed work on Northeast Ohio's
first outdoor mountain bike skills track, which covers about 10,000
square feet next to the pavilion at Huffman Park.
Medina Trails volunteers raised the $6,000 for the project
through the city's first-ever crowd-sourcing campaign.
Read Ann Norman's
full story at
Moving Wall brings Vietnam veterans home
Mike Jacobson had a message for people
who visited The Moving Wall, a replica of the Washington, D.C.-based
Vietnam War Memorial, which was on display for the final day Sunday at
Medina High School.
Jacobson, 68, told people: "Don't be surprised if you're
standing next to someone and you hear them say, 'Welcome home, brother.'
The understanding is that the visitor was speaking to the
name etched on the memorial sitting on U.S. soil, even though the
veteran never returned alive.
"I've been to the memorial in Washington," said Jacobson, who
is a native of Parma but has lived in Medina since 1977. "But this has
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parishioners assist community
Shalyn Ohnhaus, 8, paused to wipe her
forehead. She didn't stop long, though, before she plunged in for
another scoop from the large mulch pile at Camp Paradise, the Montville
Township camp for disabled adults.
It was hot and grubby work for the St. Francis Xavier School
But she and her 6-year-old sister, Sereniti, along
Keith and Leanne Ohnhaus, said they were happy to help
out the community as part of St. Francis Xavier Parish's second Parish
Day of Service.
When many were planning their cookouts and celebrating the
start of summer, about 300 members of St. Francis Xavier Parish in
Medina gave up time totaling several hours to a full day recently in
service to the community.
The day took parishioners to more than 35 locations
throughout Medina County to do yard work, paint, clean, sort donations,
visit with the elderly, play games with low-income youth and more.
Read the full story at The Gazette.
Johnson to quit Brunswick council to join
Alex Johnson is resigning from Brunswick City Council,
effective Aug. 31, to take a job with the Medina County Auditor's
Mike Kovack has hired Johnson as his chief deputy
auditor. He will start July 25.
Joan Heller, who retired in 2014 after holding the
for 19 years.
Johnson, who began serving his first four-year council term
in January 2014, was appointed vice mayor pro-tempore earlier this year.
He agreed to stay on council through August to help members find a
Johnson, 37, has been a probation officer in the Adult
Probation Department of the Cuyahoga County common pleas courts since
2012. Overall, he has worked in the court system for 11 years. He also
has been a real estate agent at Real Estate Quest, 6685 Royalton Road,
North Royalton, since 2013.
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Hailee Heironimus' story at
Medina County Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals seeks
Looking for an easy way to assist your local SPCA? Be a
ticket taker at the Medina County Fair! To sign up go to VOLUNTEER. Click on "Find a Sign
Up" near the top (I left that part
out last week!)
Enter e-mail address rdlaub3209@zoominternet.
net and pick out the shift(s) you want! It's that simple! Help
our four footed friends enjoy a quality life!
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.
If you like local
music from local musicians you have a great opportunity this weekend.
"The Permanents," featuring our own auditor's office intern Jake
Reiger along with Medina High School students Dyson Paul Anthony
and Austin Buell
will be playing at On Tap Grille & Bar in Medina at either 7 or 8 pm this
Friday, July 1. They're opening for "Bazooka Proof"
with band member
Mike Dudsak, Anthony's father.
"Paper Morning," comprised of Medina musicians Brent Skoda, Reggie Bacchus,
Brogan Reilly, Andrew Dwyer and Daniel Ita will
be opening for Marcus Alan Ward at the Beachland Ballroom & Tavern in
Cleveland this Friday, July 1 at 8 pm. "Playing to Vapors" is also
on the bill. Their single "Mad As a Hat" has received critical
acclaim. Tickets are $7 in advance, $12 day of show. More Info
July 4th fireworks and festivities information is below. All county
offices are closed on the 4th. Have a wonderful and SAFE 4th of July!
As mankind becomes more liberal, they will be
more apt to allow that all those who conduct themselves
as worthy members of the community, are equally
entitled to the protection of civil government. I hope
ever to see America amongst the foremost
nations in examples of justice and liberality.
Sundaes on Thursday
"You scream; I
scream; we all scream for ice cream." The Medina County Board of
Developmental Disabilities is once again hosting free Sundaes on
Thursday, a community ice cream social held today from 6:30 to 8:30 pm
on the Medina
Public Square (rain or shine). There will be
carnival games, entertainment, balloon sculptures, contests & prizes & a
classic car show!
Patriotic Breakfast Concert
Soprema Senior Center
and Cafe is holding a Patriotic Breakfast Concert on Friday, July 1 at 10 am.
Performers will be "Bucket List Orchestra". It's a $4 pancake
breakfast special. Delicious pancakes with strawberries, blueberries,
and white chocolate chips will be served with your choice of bacon, ham,
or turkey sausage.
Blood Drives in Medina County
Summer is always a
critical time for blood donations. If you're able to, donate blood
and help save lives! Listed below are local blood drives in Medina
Friday, July 1
Medina Community Rec Ctr, 855 Weymouth Rd.
8 am - Noon
Medina County District Library, 210 S. Broadway St.,
10:30 am - 2:30 pm
Tuesday, July 5
Northside Christian Church, 7615 Ridge Rd., Wadsworth
1 pm - 7 pm
Wednesday, July 6
Wadsworth YMCA, 623 School Dr.
2 pm - 7 pm
Thursday, July 7
Summa Health Ctr. at Wadsworth-Rittman, 195 Wadsworth Rd.
10 am - 2 pm
Stuff the Bus
Make an impact in the
lives of Medina County children by contributing school supplies for
those in need. The United Way Stuff the Bus campaign runs from July 1 - July 31.
The United Way of Medina County is partnering with the Salvation Army in
Medina, Salvation Army in Wadsworth, Zion Lutheran Church, Holy Trinity
Lutheran Church and the Cloverleaf PTO to distribute supplies throughout
Medina County. Donations will be accepted at locations throughout the
county. Visit the United Way website at
for collection sites, supplies list, and volunteer opportunities.
Housing's seventh Independence Walk and Celebration will be at 6 pm, July 3.
The walk will start at Medina Creative Living at the corner of Reagan
Parkway and N. Huntington Street in Medina. The walk celebrates the
nation's independence, along with independence achieved for individuals
through Medina Creative Housing and affiliates. For more information
contact Beth Shotwell at
(330) 591-4434 or
Join in on the Medina
Twin Sizzler fun on
Monday, July 4th!
The Twin Sizzler Series includes a 5k, 10k, Fun Run, Kid's Run, and Bike
Race, all starting from Medina's Public Square beginning at 7:45 am.
Even if you don't participate in the race events, come out anyway! There
will be many other activities on the Square including a DJ,
refreshments, balloons and face painting.
Pre-registration packet pick-up is at Faith in Action, 120 W. Washington St., Ste. 2A,
Medina, Thursday, June 30, noon to 6 pm.
Race day registration opens at
6 am and will be at
Garfield Elementary School, 234 S
Broadway St, Medina.
Volunteers and sponsors are welcome! Please contact Deb Poland at
for more info!
4th of July Fireworks & Parades
Sat., July 2 - Brunswick Summer Celebration
fireworks at Brunswick High School campus, 3581 Center Rd. - 10:30 pm
Sun., July 3
- Brunswick Summer Celebration Grand Parade starts at Visintainer Middle
School, 1459 Pearl Rd-
Mon., July 4 - Brunswick Summer Celebration
continues, 1 - 8 pm.
Mon., July 4 -
Parade starts at Gloria Glens Town Hall, 468 Playland Pkwy. - 1 pm.
Water ski show on the lake at
Sun., July 3 - The
annual fireworks display will be held at Medina High school at dusk.
Mon. July 4 - The
July 4th Parade will begin at 6 p.m. in the high school parking lot on
Union St. The parade will continue north on Spring Grove St. to W.
Liberty St., to South Court St. and end on Washington St. behind the
Mon., July 4
- Festival. Parade steps off at 1 pm from the Municipal building,
109 N. Main St. The festival is at Firestone Park, 1 Park Dr.
2:30 inflatable rides and park opens.
2:30 - 3:30/ 4:00 - 5:00 Jungle Bob
2:30 - 7:30 Balloon Clowns
2:00 - 8:00 Ben the "Roving Magician"
3:00 - 8:00 Excalibur Entertainment
Dusk - Fireworks
Mon., July 4 -
Valley City parade, on Main Street -
11 am. Litchfield Town Band performs at 7:30 pm in Mill
Stream Park, 1262 Maple St. Fireworks at
dusk at the park.
Sun., July 3 -
Fireworks display in downtown Wadsworth, starting at dusk. They
will be shot off from the cemetery and are easily viewed from the
square. Wadsworth Community Band performing
in front of Central Intermediate School (OJ Work Auditorium) at 7 pm before
fireworks. Rock & Roll band "Get Back" will be performing at the
Gazebo from 7-8:30 pm. Food trucks, refreshments and drawings!
The square will be partially shut down for the festivities.
2nd half property tax bills due 7-15
office has mailed out second half tax bills for the year. They are
due no later than Friday, July 15. If you have not received your
property tax bill, call the treasurer's office at 330-725-9748. If
you have questions about your value or the taxes themselves, you may
contact the auditor's office at 330-725-9754 or go online at
Buckin' Ohio Bull Riding in Medina County!
Did you know that
Medina County has its own professional bull breeding, rodeo and bull
riding operation? Check out Denny Thorsell's ranch at Buckin'
Ohio, 8154 Garman Road in Burbank. Bull riding is coming up on
Fridays, July 16 & 23 and Mutton busting on July 9! Find out more
Local Mother fighting Cancer needs your help
Shawna Jackson has
living the dream. She and her husband Randy were married in August
2015, their son Keegan came along in April healthy and happy. Shawna
works for Medina County animal shelter. This ended Saturday, June 18
when she started coughing up blood. Shawna, a healthy 25 year old who
has never smoked was diagnosed with stage 4 lung cancer which has
already spread to her brain. The family asks for help removing the
financial burden on this young family, so they may focus on the medical
battle. They are having a fundraiser July, 9 at 5:00 pm at the Medina
Eagles at 696 Lafayette Road in Medina. Admission is $15 for adults and
$5 for children under 10. They have also started a
Music in Medina County
Fri., July 1 - A Celebration of U2, 7 pm, $5 cover
Fri., July 15
- A Mid Summer Nights Jam, at
5 pm - buy tickets online or at gate for $22.
Concerts Over The Valley
Cafe-Rally in the Alley
Fri., July 1 - FCA (Frampton Comes
Fri., July 8 - Diamond Dogs (David Bowie Tribute)
Rally in the Alley
Fri., July 1
- The Permanents, with a rare performance by Bazooka Proof, 8:30 pm
Wed., July 6
- Line dancing lessons,
Medina's Uptown Park Square
Fri., July 1 - Medina Community Band, 8:30 to 9:30
Sully's Irish Pub
Fri., July 1 - The Other Brothers, 8:30 pm
Fri., July 8 - The Island Doctor, 8:30 pm
Sat., July 2
- The Orchards, 7:30 pm
Sun., July 3
- Downtown Fireworks, 4pm
Fri., July 1 - The Juke Hounds, 9 pm
Sat., July 2 - Teaser 9:30 pm
Fri., July 1- Red White and BLUES!
Cleveland Blue CD Release Party at 7 pm
Sat., July 2-
Gabe Reed LIVE 6-9pm
Filia Cellars Winery
Sun., July 3, 7 pm - Central Intermediate
Thurs., July 7
- Classic Rock band "Blue Lunch" playing in the Gazebo, 7-8:30 pm
June 30, July 7
Al- Anon Family
Serenity Al-Anon Family group meets
every Thursday, 7- 8 pm at York UMC, 6566 Norwalk Road, Medina. If you are
dealing with a family member
or friend that has an
addiction, join us.
Brunswick Area Historical Society Farmer's Market, 11
am - 2 pm at Heritage Farm, 4613 Laurel Road, Brunswick.
Picnic on the Patio. Come join the Medina Office for Older
Adults for fun in the sun with friends, at the Human Services Building
Patio, 246 Northland Dr.
Friday, July 8 from 11 am to 1 pm. Entertainment
by Jim Gill. Seniors' admission is $4; for those under 60,
admission is $5.
Wadsworth Public Library Events
Medina County Park District Events
Medina County District Library News
Medina Set to Raze Masonic Temple
Council Fires Brunswick City Manager
Ex-church worker gets 4 years for sexual conduct with girl, 13
Copley schools hires Buckeye superintendent
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Medina Township full time service dept. laborer position. Starting pay
$17.50/hr plus benefits.
and search "June 28" and "Help Wanted" for qualifications.
Submit resume by July 6 to firstname.lastname@example.org
Medina City Schools
custodian. Accepting applications. Testing on July 12. Full
and part-time. Apply at Medina Civil Service office, 132 N. Elmwood,
Lower Level on June 20-24, 27-30 and July 6-8 between 8am-4pm.
Ministry executive director. Part-time.
workers - no experience needed. Must be able
to lift 40 lbs on a regular basis and climb stairs.
Corporation - hiring seasonal and full time
Discount Drug Mart
full and part-time warehouse positions. Heavy
lifting. Apply between 8:30-4:30 pm at 211 Commerce Dr., Medina or email