Highland's Butler shares state golf title
The Highland girls golf team finished second in team play,
Madison Butler shared medalist honors Saturday in the
Division I OHSAA state girls golf tournament at Ohio State's Gray Golf
Even though the first 18 holes of the competition were
cancelled Friday because of rain, Highland didn't show any rust on
Saturday. The team posted a combined score of 311 on the day. Olentangy
Orange won the state title with the same score, and edged out the
Hornets for first place because their fifth-best score was better than
Highland's fifth-best score, which is not included in the final team
William Kosileski's full story at Cleveland.com.
What a month! So many of you stopped at Heritage Farm the
weekends of the fall foliage tour and country pumpkin festival. Thank
you for supporting the Brunswick Area Historical Society and saying
hello as I ran back and forth. I have no idea where all the people came
from but it was wonderful and, thankfully, the most beautiful weather! I
stopped by the farm to take this photo, just to remind us how beautiful
it is in the fall, now that the weather is becoming a little (I hope a
little) cooler. Now - on to Halloween, one of my favorite holidays
because I love those kiddos in costume.
Read Sam Boyer's
full column on news & events in the Brunswick/Medina area at Cleveland.com.
Possible new NEXUS pipeline route causes concerns
About 75 people attended a meeting Monday night to learn
about how to lodge concerns and comments about a newly proposed route
for the NEXUS Gas Transmission pipeline in the Chippewa Lake area.
The two-hour meeting was put together by the citizens group after it
learned Oct. 6 that people along a new route called Chippewa D near
Chippewa Lake Village were receiving notifications by telephone or mail
that their land was affected.
Chippewa D is a new previously undisclosed 6.5-mile reroute that FERC has
said is under consideration. A previous route called Chippewa C was
"analyzed" and the D route was proposed after public comments.
Read Ashley Fox's
full story in The Gazette.
Medina courthouse project increases
Medina City Council's Finance Committee decided Monday to
take a step back on the Medina Municipal Court project.
Tom Potts' presentation to Council members on renovation
of the courthouse was an eye-opener, as construction costs have
Potts, of Silling and Associates of Charleston, W.Va., was
asked to come up with three options to renovate the court building at
135 N. Elmwood Ave.
Council's budget of $4.5 million won't be nearly enough to
cover any of Potts' three designs - the cheapest being Option 1 for $6.3
"I'm a little shellshocked," Ward 4 Councilman Jim Shields
said following the presentation.
Bob Finnan's full story in The Gazette.
President Obama thanks Highland grad for service
Cassandra Florian of Sharon Township, Sept. 14, 2016 was a
day she will always fondly remember. On that date, Cassandra, along with
her parents, Jim
and Carol Florian, her fiancÚ, Chuck Fouts and
his two sons, Ken and Will, were invited to the White House Oval
Office's for a picture-taking session with President Barack Obama. This
gesture enables the president to thank employees that are leaving or
being reassigned and to meet their families.
The reason for this special event was that after more than a
year's service at the White House as National Security Council Director
for Pakistan in 2014 and 2015, Cassandra was leaving the White House for
another assignment in Washington, D.C.
Rita Jean Wagar's full story in The Post.
Buckeye hoping to maintain excellence
In 2012, Buckeye Local Schools was at a crossroads. If voters
did not pass a new levy, there would be dozens of layoffs and the school
day and class offerings would be reduced to state minimum requirements.
At that time, community members banded together to get their
neighbors and friends to vote for the levy, which won with over 60
percent of voters saying yes. Some events included hosting a rally,
decorating the front fence facing Columbia Road; and holding "cash mobs"
at local businesses supportive of the levy.
District parents and staff hope to avoid such a desperate
situation again by getting voters to approve a 7.6-mill, 10-year renewal
levy on the Nov. 8 ballot. Although the levy does not expire until 2017,
the district is allowed to ask for a renewal levy a year in advance.
Allison Wood's full story at 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.
What a great week to
be a Cleveland sports fan! The Cavs got their rings and the
Indians won the opening game of the 2016 World Series! We hope
there's more celebrating to come!
And to continue bragging about local sports, the final four teams in the
Medina Girls Soccer district this week were: Brunswick, Highland,
Medina and Wadsworth! Brunswick and Medina advanced and will play
for the title.
Have a great
The Chicago Cubs Curse of the Billy Goat began in 1945 when
Billy Goat Tavern owner Billy Sianis was asked to leave Wrigley Field
during game four of the 1945 World Series because the odor of his pet
goat, Murphy, was bothering other fans. Outraged, Sianis swore to team
owner Phillip Wrigley that the Cubs would never again win a World
Series. Up two games to one at that point, the Cubs lost game four
to the Detroit Tigers and went on to lose the series. It has been
71 years since the Cubs appeared in the World Series. Several
Indians fans brought goats to Progressive Field on Tuesday. GO
Final Weekend for Medina Showbiz Play
Don't miss the Medina
Showbiz Company's production of the Pulitzer prize winning comedy "You
Can't Take it With You" this weekend. Shows are Fri. & Sat., October 28/29 at
7:30 pm and Sun., October 30 at 2 pm. Tickets are
$12 for adults and $10 for seniors and students 18 and under.
Performances are at the Haddad Theater inside the Medina County
Administration Building, 144 N. Broadway St., Medina.
ORMACO- West African Drum & Dance
kicks off its
World Tour of Music 2016-17 with the West African Drum and Dance
Extravaganza with Sogbety Diamande. Audiences will enjoy
a stunning cultural stage show, complete with vibrant costumes, intense
drumming, beautiful dancing and native songs. Tickets for the Saturday, October 29, 8 to 10 pm
show are $11 and the venue is at Highland High School, 4150 Ridge Road
Seville Spooktacular is an adult-centric
Halloween event to be celebrated on Saturday, October 29, from 5 to 8 pm.
All the shops along
Center and Main Streets will be open with "fang" tastic refreshments and
in-store specials. (Come in costumes for extra surprises.)
Your "spirits" will
be lifted by the Massillon Zombie Dancers, story tellers, a village
scavenger hunt, adult trick or treat, and a bonfire complete with a
s'mores bar. Artists will line the streets, and food will include pizza
from Digsbys, hotdogs from JD's Classic Hotdogs and popcorn from Lady
Bug Kettle Corn.
Medina Senior Service Day 2016
On Saturday, October 29,
volunteers will be deployed throughout the City of Medina on a quest to
clean-up, clean-out and beautify the community, one yard at a time!
Volunteers will do yard clean-up, leaf raking and minor home repairs for
qualifying seniors who own their own home in the City of Medina.
Rebuilding Together is a nonprofit year-round program that helps repair
and rehabilitate the homes of low-income, elderly, disabled and military
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!
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 carve
pumpkins on Thursday, 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
Brunswick- 8 pm to 10 pm. Susan Hambley Nature Center.
Dress in costume.
Homerville- 2 to 4 pm. The Homer Ruritans and Black River Ruriteens
will host a "trunk or treat" event for Homer Township children at the
Homerville Community Center on State Route 301. For more information on
this free event, call (330) 625-2945.
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.
Granger Township- 1
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 its 2nd annual Howl-O-Ween Paw-ty. Dog costume
contest, raffle, and refreshments.
Sunday, October 30
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; 6-7:30 pm
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 Cy Hewit Park. This is an alternative to
going door to door. Refreshments available.
6 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
Community Event for Medina Food Insecure
Martyrs Catholic Church at 3100 Old Weymouth Road in Medina
will play host for
Feeding Medina County on October 31 from 8:30 am to Noon
for the Community Innovations in Serving Medina County's Food Insecure
program. Information will presented by Akron Canton Regional Food Bank,
Medina County Job and Family Services, Medina Metropolitan Housing
Authority, United Way, Feeding Medina County, and Innovative Programs.
The purpose of this day is to learn the latest information regarding
poverty and food insecurity in Medina County. Visitors are able to
explore innovative solutions in helping the people Innovative Programs
serves and give other agencies a chance to connect with other service
organizations to discuss how they can work together to better serve
those in need. RSVP NO LATER THAN OCTOBER 27 at (330) 421-4816 or via
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,
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 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 new theme.
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...
Thursday, October 27 Community Action Wayne/ Medina's, Medina
office is moving to a new location. The new location is located on
799 North Court
St., Medina and the new location anticipated date
to be open is on
Thursday, October 27. They will be located in the back
offices of the O&P Services building. Their phone number will remain the
same - (330) 723-2229.
Friday, October 28
Caregiver Expo! 10 am to 1 pm at the Soprema Senior Center and
Community Center Field House. Dozens of Vendors, Health
Screenings, Entertainment, Flu Shots, Door prizes, giveaways and
much more. $5 Expo lunch featuring marinated chicken breast, sweet
potato souffle, tossed salad, themed dessert and iced tea or coffee.
Fire Department Pancake Breakfast and Halloween Party.
This breakfast includes Pancake & Sausage Breakfast by donation only from
9 am to 11 am. Halloween Party and Trick-or-Treating is from 11 am to 1
pm. Hay rides are available also. Location is Station #1, 6776 Wedgewood
Road in Medina.
First Baptist Church is having a county-wide Fall Fest. Celebrate the fall season
with carnival games, hayrides, their giant downhill slide, inflatables,
giveaways, food, live music, and more! The event goes from 1-3 pm at 3646 Medina Rd,
admission is free and food and drinks will be available at
Sunday, October 30
Celebrate the fall
season with carnival games, hayrides, our giant downhill slide,
inflatables, giveaways, food, live music, and more!
Granger Methodist is having their Fall Festival from 3-5 pm at 1235 Medina Road.
Monday, October 31
Thrift Store will be opening! The store remains open
through Friday, December 16. The seasonal shop is operated by staff and
Hospice of Medina County, an affiliate of Hospice of the
Western Reserve. All proceeds stay in Medina County benefiting programs
for hospice patients and families living the in the local community.
The Homer Ruritan
Club will host a Swiss Steak Dinner from 5 to 7 pm at
Homerville Community Center at 8964 Spencer Road. The fundraiser will
benefit the club's scholarship fund. Cost is $9 for adults,and $5 for
children under 12. RESERVATION DEADLINE IS NOVEMBER 3. Call (330)
625-2514 for reservations.
Brunswick United Methodist Church is holding its 113th annual Turkey
Dinner at 1395 Pearl Road with family-style serving starting at 5:30 pm.
There will be turkey with all the fixin's plus homemade pie. Dinner is
$12 for adults, $6 for kids ages 3-10 and free for 2 and under. Call the
church for tickets at (330) 225-3179.
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. 28- Swap Meet - 8:30 pm
Sat., Oct. 29-
Halloween Party with Marys Lane and Costume Contest with the Kraken Girls
- 9 pm
Sun., Oct. 30-
Sully's Fifth Annual Wake with the New Barleycorn,1 - 4 pm
Fri., Oct 28 -
Cam, The Burning House Tour - 8:30 pm
Sat., Oct 29
- Halloween party and music by Eric Dawn - 9:30 pm
Fri., Oct. 28 - Live Music by Shane Phillips, 8:30-11:30 pm
Mon., Oct 29- Skinny Moo's Annual Halloween Show - 8 pm
Fri., Oct., 28- The Rhino Project, 7:30 pm
Sat., Oct 29 - HooDoo BBQ Trio-roots rock, Blues, and Americana, 7:30 pm.
Wed., Nov., 2 - Open Mic Night, 7 pm
Fri., Oct. 28-
Halloween Bash at the Galaxy- 8:30
Sat., Oct. 29
- Sommeliers Selections Wine Tasting - 7 pm
Click on the Above Link for more opportunities
Medina County Government Job Opportunities
Medina City Job
Experience required. Millers in Lodi.
needed. Willing to train. Must
own vehicle. 330-730-1316.