Mike Kovack

Mike Kovack
Medina County Auditor
144 N. Broadway St, Medina, OH 44256
(330) 725-9754


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August 29, 2014

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One Book,

One Community

The Medina County Library, in partnership with United Way, is encouraging the entire Medina County Community to read the book Wonder, by R.J. Palacio. Holly Camino, Chair of the Committee, says, "The book touches on tolerance, anti-bullying, self-esteem and overcoming obstacles.  Everyone can relate to this story. We hope it also facilitates discussion about difficult topics that need to be addressed in our community." It's an excellent book!  I've read it myself and copies are available at your local library.  Read the full story about upcoming events at THE POST.




Medina City Schools Briefs

Ann Norman brings you the latest from Medina Schools at





25 Things to Remember When Life Gets Rough

Read this great article at NO DEFEAT.


"You may encounter many defeats, but you must not be defeated. Because it may be necessary to encounter the defeats, so you can know who you are, what you can rise from, how you can still

come out of it."
Maya Angelou




When Scammers Demand You Pay - Hang Up!

More than 1,000 American taxpayers have lost about $5 million as a result of a recent phone scam that has been reported across the nation and numerous times here in Medina County. Read the full story from the Rea & Associates Newsletter HERE.






Slate Rock Among Fastest Growing

in Nation

Slate Rock Safety, LLC, an ecommerce retailer and distributor of safety clothing specializing in flame resistant (FR) clothing, was selected by Inc. Magazine as one of "America's Fastest Growing Private Companies" for the third year in a row. Read the full story at



Happy Labor Day!  I'm delighted to announce we've returned $5 million to local entities after completion of the 2013 Reappraisal tremendously under budget! You can read the Cleveland.Com story to the left.  The final 3 Rally in the Alley concerts occur this weekend - get in your last bit of summer!  High school football kicks off this weekend with Medina visiting Brunswick - see the preview at CLEVELAND.COM. If you enjoy the newsletter, think about liking us on Facebook - we try to put out worthwhile content there also.  Have a great weekend!

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3 Day Rally in the Alley

http://ih.constantcontact.com/fs113/1109842295736/img/682.jpg It's the traditional, end of the season 3 Day Rally in the Alley this weekend! Kicking off Friday night will be Mr. Speed, named the Best KISS Tribute Band in the World, by KISS themselves! Saturday's band will be Majestic, a Journey Tribute. The final show of the year will be Sunday, August 31st featuring Wish You Were Here, a Pink Floyd Tribute with great lighting & sound. Friday's & Saturday's shows are free, but there is a ticket charge for Sunday's show. Get tickets HERE.  Gates open at 6 pm for all shows with bands beginning at 7 pm.


Trekking through Autumn in the Parks

http://ih.constantcontact.com/fs113/1109842295736/img/696.jpgThe Medina County Park District will be kicking off its hiking program Sept. 1 & run through Nov. 30. Throughout the program each hiker will have the ability to hike at 20 designated trails. A backpack will be awarded to hikers completing 8 different trails for the first time while hiking pins are awarded for each successive year. Awards are free for Medina County residents. Participants can pick up forms at the Wolf Creek Environmental Center, 6100 Ridge Road in Sharon Center, or visit Medina County Parks.


Northern Ohio Railway Museum Tours

http://ih.constantcontact.com/fs113/1109842295736/img/703.jpgThe Northern Ohio Railway Museum (NORM), 5515 Buffham Rd., Seville, will be open for guided tours on Saturday, August 30 from 10 am to 4 pm. Tours include preserved electric railway equipment, including city streetcars, interurbans and rapid transit vehicles, & observing restoration work in progress on these historic vehicles. Find more info at Northern Ohio Railway Museum.


Nar Anon Meeting

http://ih.constantcontact.com/fs113/1109842295736/img/704.pngThe Nar-anon Family Groups are a worldwide fellowship for those affected by someone else's addiction. As a Twelve-Step Program, we offer our help by sharing our experience, strength and hope whether the addict is using or not. The only requirement for membership is that there is a problem of addiction in a relative or friend. Sunday, August 31 from 6:30 - 7:30 pm at Key to My Father's House church, 1825 Reimer Road, Wadsworth.  Call 800-477-6291 for info.


Paddle for a Purpose

http://ih.constantcontact.com/fs113/1109842295736/img/699.jpgThe Wadsworth YMCA will be hosting their very first Paddle for a Purpose on Tuesday, September 2. The outdoor Grizzly Pool will be open to dogs for a donation of $5 per dog that will benefit the YMCA's Giving campaign. You need not be a member of the pool or YMCA to bring your dog swimming. The pooch party will run from 10 am to 11:30 am and 5:30 pm to 7 pm.  Dogs only!


Brunswick Meet the Artist

http://ih.constantcontact.com/fs113/1109842295736/img/702.jpgJoin Brunswick Art Works at its free monthly meeting at 7:30 pm on Wednesday, September 3 at Brunswick City Hall, 4095 Center Road. Featured artist is Connie Bloom. Her presentation is titled "Art Quilts - Fiber Art That Looks Like Painting." This event is sponsored in part by the Medina County Arts Council.  Everyone is invited!


Swiss Steak

http://ih.constantcontact.com/fs113/1109842295736/img/694.jpgThe Litchfield Assembly of God, 9082 Norwalk Road, will be serving a Swiss steak dinner from 4:30 to 6:30 pm Friday Sept. 5th. Dinner includes Swiss steak, mashed potatoes and gravy, green beans, coleslaw, rolls, dessert, & beverages. The dinner costs $9 for adults, $7 for senior citizens, $4 for children 6 to 12, & children under 6 are free. Carry out available.


Deer Pass Party

http://ih.constantcontact.com/fs113/1109842295736/img/701.jpgYou are invited to Deer Pass Golf Course for a night of free food and fun on Friday, Sept. 5th from 6 - 10 pm. The event will include BBQ burgers, hot dogs, potato salad, a DJ, games, 3 fire pits and illusionist Rick Smith Jr. Rick Smith Jr. has appeared on many national TV shows including The Tonight Show, America's Got Talent & The Ellen DeGeneres Show. Deer Pass is located at 5886 Greenwich Rd., Seville.


Last Jazz Under the Stars for the season

http://ih.constantcontact.com/fs113/1109842295736/img/663.jpgThe Ohio Regional Music Arts and Cultural Outreach (ORMACO) will host the last Jazz Under the Stars concert at 7 pm on Saturday, September 6 on the Medina Public Square. Tim Akin & Friends will offer selections from the Great American Songbook.


Jr. Leadership Accepting Applications

http://ih.constantcontact.com/fs113/1109842295736/img/708.pngJunior Leadership of Medina County is about to accept applications for its 12th class!  Know a high school sophomore of junior who has emerging leadership potential and interest?  Encourage them to fill out an application! Application deadline is Wednesday, September 10th. Get all the info & requirements at LEADERSHIP MEDINA COUNTY.


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