congressman joins republican field for governor
Citing a record of results in more than 13 years in public
office, U.S. Rep.
Jim Renacci, R-Wadsworth, officially announced Monday he
will run for the Republican Party's nomination for Ohio governor in
Renacci has been a member of Congress since 2010, serving the
16th District that covers portions of Medina County along with parts of
Cuyahoga, Portage, Stark, Summit and Wayne counties.
The congressman's office said the news release was the only
statement Renacci was making Monday in announcing his decision.
Renacci, 58, was born in Monongahela, Pa., and moved to Wadsworth more
than 30 years ago. In 2004, he was elected mayor of the city and served
Read Ashley Fox's
full story at The Gazette.
Brunswick Historical Society eyes new building
Members of the Brunswick Area Historical Society say they are
on a mission.
The team, which most recently took on the task of rehabilitating the
farmhouse and museum at Heritage Farm, now has its sights set on
bringing a new piece of history with a story all its own to the farm.
historical society vice president, told members of City Council's Parks
and Recreation Committee March 6 that the historical society has
launched a fundraiser that, if successful, would allow the historical
society to purchase an 1856 two-story log cabin that could be used as
storage for local artifacts and as a community classroom for guests of
The log cabin, Boyer said, is one of the few remaining log cabins in Ohio
that was part of the Underground Railroad. Currently located in Newark,
Ohio, the cabin belongs to one of Newark's original families and is
believed to have been a command center during the Civil War.
Melissa Martin's full story in The Post. (You have to scroll to
Brunswick Schools to drop 5th grade band & orchestra
In an effort to both address a drop off in the number of
students enrolling in sixth grade music programs, as well as resulting
scheduling issues, beginning band and orchestra will now begin in music
programs sixth grade, with fifth grade students participating in general
music only, beginning in the 2017-2018 school year.
This was the message from Brunswick High School Band
and Crestview Elementary general music teacher, Jeannette Timko,
at the March 20 meeting of the Brunswick Board of Education.
Brian Lisik's full story at Cleveland.com.
Lafayette Township selects Macron's replacement
Martin "Marty" Warchola is
Lafayette Township's newest trustee.
Warchola, 57, was chosen from among six candidates who
applied to fill the vacancy left by the late Bryon Macron.
Warchola was sworn in Monday night at a trustees meeting.
The appointment is for the remainder of 2017. An election in
November will determine who will fill out Macron's term that ends in
Macron's body was discovered in Chippewa Lake on Feb. 21. An
investigation into his death is ongoing.
Lynda Bowers and
Mike Costello on the Lafayette board.
Bowers and Costello issued a joint statement Tuesday saying
that choosing one candidate was a difficult decision, but Warchola stood
Warchola said he hopes to run for the seat in November.
"Absolutely," he said. "Assuming I do the right job and do it
well, I'd love to run."
He said he applied for the open position because of his
loyalty to the area.
"I've lived here for almost 30 years," Warchola said. "I love
it here. I love the county and I love the township. I wanted to do
something to give back."
Warchola, who is married to Jeanne, works at Meyer Products
on East 185th Street in Cleveland. The company makes snow plows. He also
owns Best Paws Forward Dog Training Academy.
Bob Finnan's full story in The Gazette.
resident recounts businesses on Square
Lifelong Medina resident Bob Hyde was looking for something to
occupy his time after his retirement in 1995. The project he chose has
kept him busy for 22 years.
Hyde, 84, has documented the proprietors and occupants of all
the stores in and around Medina's Public Square and historic district.
His report is called "Beyond the Storefronts."
It includes information on nearly 150 stores and as many as
1,500 proprietors dating to 1830. And there will be information on the
1870 fire that turned many of the buildings on Public Square into
He admits his website - medinasquare.org - is a
work in progress.
Hyde's undertaking is part of a bigger picture.
"I'm doing it for the bicentennial committee," Hyde said,
referring to the city group that is making plans for the 2018
Bob Finnan's full story at The Gazette.
book chronicles Brunswick church's 200 year history
After traveling 85 days from Pittsfield, Massachusetts, in
1817, Jacob Ward
and his companions arrived in Ohio's Western Reserve in the early spring.
The area was to become the community of Brunswick, Ohio.
That is how the story of the Brunswick United Methodist
Church began 200 years ago. That story is now told in a history of the
church, "Out of the Past, Into the Future" written by church historian,
Read Sam Boyer's full story at Cleveland.com.
more money every time you
It's no secret that online merchants often offer lower prices
than brick-and-mortar stores. But getting the very lowest prices
online-and in some cases, at physical stores-takes a little extra
ingenuity and some assistance, which you can get from the following
helpful websites and strategies...
These sites provide discount coupons...rebates...and/or
discount codes-codes that you can use at shopping websites to obtain
Read more of David
Pogue's story at Yahoo Finance.
Property owners who sustained damage from storms may get tax break
Did yesterday's high winds wreak havoc on your home or
Medina County Auditor Mike Kovack is
reminding property owners that they may be able to claim a valuation
deduction on destroyed or damaged property.
"With the severity of these winds, owners who sustained
structural damage deserve the assistance that this law provides," Kovack
Applications must be filled out no later than Dec. 31, but
Kovack encourages affected property owners to do so as soon as possible.
Read the rest of
Ann Norman's story at Cleveland.com.
Wadsworth High School freshman
Chris Steele, who was the first Wadsworth bowler to
qualify for the State Tournament and finished 45th out of 205 bowlers
last weekend. Go Grizzlies! ;)
The deadline to file a Board of Revision complaint against the valuation
of your real estate is
Friday, March 31st. The form necessary to file,
along with instructions, can be found HERE.
Do you enjoy coloring? Are you above 18 years of age? We have
expanded our art contest for this year's Pet-Tacular to include adults!
Yes, we only have one age category this year.....but if we get enough
participation.....;) Yes, there are prizes! Find the picture
and information HERE.
Sorry to hear that
Jay Goodman is not going to be able to carry out The
Medina Voice competition this year. But take heart - he hopes to
have it up and running again next year. Hang in there, middle
Happy spring everyone!
Hope you have an outstanding week!
Every person has a longing to be significant;
to make a contribution; to be a part of something
noble and purposeful.
Black River Comedy Club
Black River Comedy Club presents its 29th year of slapstick family
entertainment with its newest show, "Walk Like An Egyptian". Show
times are 8 pm
Friday & Saturday, March 24-25 and 3 pm, Sunday, March 26
at the Homerville Community Center,
8964 Spencer Rd, Homerville. Tickets are $8 at the
door. Boy Scout Troop 459 will serve a roast beef dinner Friday, March 24 from 5-7 pm
before the play. Reservations are suggested at 330-410-9165
Medina County Visual Art Festival
Medina County Art Festival High School Senior Show is being held at
Medina Hospital in the South Medical Office Building, Entrance D, 970 E. Washington St, Medina.
Show hours are as follows:
9 am to 9 pm (Monday-Friday) and 9 am to 5 pm
April 19. This year's festival opened its doors to over
230 works of art by 61 students.
Hunter Education Course
Division of Wildlife is having a hunter education course at Wolf Creek
6100 Ridge Road., Sharon Center, from 9 am to 4 pm on Saturday, March 25.
Completion of this education course is required for all first time hunting
license buyers in Ohio. Absolutely NO FIREARMS shall be brought to
the class. Ages 10 and up.
It's the last weekend for Chatham's pancake breakfast! Saturday from noon-6 pm and Sunday
from 9 am - 3 pm enjoy a hearty meal for only $7 for
adults, $6.50 for those over 60 and $4 for those under 12 at Chatham
VFW, 6299 Avon Lake Rd., Chatham.
Wadsworth All Sports Reverse Raffle
Come support Wadsworth All Sports Boosters at their Reverse Raffle Saturday, March 25 at 6 pm
at The Galaxy Banquet Center. Buffet dinner, refreshments and a
chance to win $1500! Tickets $50. Sports attire encouraged!
Addiction is a family
disease. Robby's Voice, a non-profit organization based in
Medina, conducts family support meetings every Monday evening at
the LCADA Way office, 740 East Washington St, Medina. The meetings
are from 6 to 8 pm and offer education about addiction, support for
families of addicts and those who have lost someone due to an accidental
overdose. As a group, they share their stories, successes and
failures and deal with their loved one's disease. All are welcome.
Easter Basket Scholarship
Wadsworth Chamber of Commerce Easter Basket Scholarship Auction is
coming up on Wednesday, March 29
at The Galaxy
Restaurant, 201 Park Center Drive, Wadsworth, 10:30 am to 1 pm
and lunch will be served. Cost is $15. Registration March 27.
Medina Out Support
Medina Out Support is having a Safe and Secure event about understanding
the safety and security needs of LGBTQ loved ones, patients, and
clients. Speakers will cover topics like "A Closer Look at Intimate
Partner and Sexual Violence" within the LGBTQ community and in services
and housing for LGBTQ older adults. The event takes place on Monday, March 27
at 7 pm
at 787 Lafayette Rd,
Cliffside Artist Collaborative Workshops
Welner is hosting a watercolor workshop on Monday, March 27 from 9:30 am to
3:30 pm. If you prefer pastel and oil paints
Rohrbacher is having a pastel and oil still life class
Tuesday, March 28,
from 9:30 am to 3:30 pm. Classes are held at the
Cliffside Artist Collaborative,
1921 Ridge Road, Hinckley and are limited to 18 students
and cost $60. 330-225-5364. INFO
James and the Giant Peach, Jr
Community Theater in collaboration with Fred Hargrove Young Artists
presents James and the
Giant Peach, Jr. The production is a re-imaging of Roald
Dahl's literary classic with captivating puppetry on Medina High
School's Middle Stage,
851 Weymouth Rd, Medina. Follow signs to parking lot D
and enter D4 door. Tickets are $10 per adult and $8 per student and
senior and are available at the door or Medina Buehler's. Show times are Friday, March 31,
7:30 pm; Saturday, April 1, 1 pm & 7:30 pm and Sunday, April 3 - 2 pm.
Brunswick Relay for Life
Saturday, April 1 -
April Fools Paint & Sip at the Brunswick Recreation Center, 6 to 8 pm.
For a $30 donation you receive all your art supplies and two drink
tickets (red or white wine). Proceeds benefit the American Cancer
Breaking Bread on Bourbon Street
Medina County presents Breaking Bread on Bourbon Street, an evening of
art and jazz. Join Feeding Medina County for an evening filled with the
culture of the French Quarter,
Saturday, April 1, at the Galaxy Banquet Center, 201 Park Center Drive, Wadsworth.
The show goes from
5:30 to 6:30 pm. Dinner and live auctions follow the show.
Tickets are $60 per person. For more info, call 330-421-4816 or
email email@example.com. RSVP by
Eggstavaganza, a fundraiser for the Medina County Sheriff K9 Fund, takes
April 8 (rain or shine) at 11 am at the Medina Kennel Club, 6840 Lake Rd,
Medina. Join the fun at an Easter egg hunt on 22 acres.
The cost per egg hunter is $5 and there is no age limit. Children
under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. Well behaved and fully
vaccinated dogs are allowed. No flexi leads are allowed! Please bring
your own basket. Pre-registration preferred.
Soil & Water District Seedling Sale
Medina County Soil & Water Conservation District offers seedlings for
sale on a first-come, first-served basis. There are selections
from evergreens, hardwoods, shrubs & more! Deadline for ordering is April 4.
Pick up dates are Friday and Saturday, April 21/22 at Geig's Orchard in
Project: LEARN's Match Wits Trivia Challenge
your trivia? Put together a team and compete in Project: LEARN's
7th annual "Match Wits" tournament. Registration is $320 for a
team of 8, or $40 individual includes delicious buffet dinner at
Coppertop at cherokee Hills, 5740 Center Rd., Valley City. 6-9 pm on Thursday, April 20th.
Brunswick, Wadsworth, MCCC Scholarships
Medina County Auditor
Mike Kovack and his office make four separate
scholarships available to graduating seniors in Medina County.
There are two $500 scholarships available to a graduating senior from
the Medina County Career Center or Wadsworth High School. Two $500
Citizenship Scholarships are available graduating seniors from Brunswick
and Wadsworth High Schools. The deadline to apply for the Career
Tech scholarships is March 27 and for the Brunswick and Wadsworth
Scholarships, April 7.
Thursday, March 23
The Chippewa Lake Historical Society will feature Medina County Park
Director Tom James
as its speaker at the 7 pm meeting at 24 Circle Crest Dr., Chippewa Lake.
Thursday, March 23
Emmanuel United Church of Christ,
6656 Center Rd., Valley City, is presenting "Live from
Black Mountain, NC,"
Twice Blessed in Concert, at 7 pm. The concert is open to the
public. Free will offering will be received.
Thursday, March 23-25
The Big Red Wagon
children's, kids and maternity clothing sale at the
Medina Fairgrounds Community Center! Thurs & Fri 9 am - 7 pm, Sat 8:30
am - 5 pm. Free parking, free admission.
Saturday, March 25
School at 200 Takacs Dr., Wadsworth is serving breakfast
from 8 to 10:30 am.
The menu features French toast and maple syrup made from the sap of
trees tapped along the school's property, sausage and fresh fruit.
Cost is $7 for adults and $5.50 for students and seniors. Presale
tickets are 50 cents less per meal and available at the school.
For more information, call 330-335-1470.
Saturday, March 25
St. Paul's Episcopal Church is having St. Patrick's Last Gasp Festival 3-7 pm. There will
be live Irish music and dance, activities for children, raffles and door
prizes, and food! The festival takes place at 317 E. Liberty St.
Sunday, March 26
Beginner and advanced photographers are invited to participate in
Photographers of the Parks,
3 to 5 pm, at Wolf Creek Environmental Center, 6100 Ridge Rd.,
Sunday, March 26
It's Maple Syrup Time! Stop in to do activities and learn about the
process of maple sugaring. All ages are welcome. The event takes place
from noon to 5 pm
at Susan Hambley Nature Center,
1473 Parschen Blvd.
Friday, March 31 Ignite
Dance Studio's 2nd Annual Grown Up Moonlight Easter Egg Hunt. The
fun begins at 8 pm with dinner afterwards. Prizes up to $500 or
$1,000 depending on the number of hunters. Tickets $35 INFO
Friday, March 31
Medina County Library is having a wine and canvas party at the library,
Broadway St, Medina, from 6 to 7:30 pm.
Adults 21 and over bring their own wine and go home with an 11' X 14"
original painting. The event cost is $15 with library card or $20
without. Register at your library.
Saturday, April 1
"How to be a Candidate 101" will be hosted by Medina County Together (MCT) from
10 am - 1 pm at the Medina District
Library. Ever thought of running for office? This is your
Saturday, April 1 The Medina Early Childhood PTA
is having Breakfast
with the Bunny and two seatings are available, 9 am and 11 am.
Registration is ONLINE.
Enjoy games and crafts along with a light breakfast and photo
opportunity with the bunny. Cost is $5 per person. The event take place
at the White Birch Barn,
7180 W. Smith Rd, Medina.
Sunday, April 2
Historical Society Open House from 1-4 pm at the
John Smart House museum, 206 N. Elmwood St., Medina. Free & open
to the public. Information at 330-722-1341
Sunday, April 2
Pictures with the
Easter Bunny at Centerra Country Store (formerly Towne &
Country), 6701 Wooster Pike, Medina from 11 am - 4 pm.
He will be accepting donations for local animal shelters in exchange for a
free photo. Please one photo per family! INFO
Tuesday, April 4
Having workforce challenges? Can't find the right candidates? Attend
the first Medina County
Employer Resources Expo and find solutions to these
challenges & more!
10 am - 4 pm, Weymouth Country Club, 3946 Weymouth Rd., Medina. Free. INFO
Friday, April 7
Tour, Medina Eagles, 696 Lafayette Rd., Medina. 6:30 pm.
Hear from individuals concerned with pipelines and community rights.
Free admission & snacks served.
Saturday, April 8
Medina's Acoustic Open Mic Night at Cool Beans Cafe, 103 W. Liberty St., Medina, 4 to 6
pm. Registration for participants opens March 11.
or call 330-800-0976. Hosted by Newhill Church. All are
welcome to sip coffee and enjoy the show.
Saturday, April 8
The HANDS Foundation sponsors Beatles Tribute group, The Liverpool Lads at
the Brunswick Eagles, 349 Pearl Rd. beginning about 7 pm.
Admission $15 includes free appetizers, cash bar, basket auction, side
board raffles, more! This will sell out fast! RSVP to
Saturday, April 29
Join the Medina County SPCA for its 14th Annual Animal Affair fundraiser,
5 pm, at Diamond
Event Center, 1480 Pearl Rd., Brunswick. The event
includes a dinner, Chinese auction, silent auction, live auction, 50/50
drawing, side boards with a Florida trip and much more. Special guest
appearance by Robin Swoboda. Admission $35.
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Medina County District Library Events
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Medina County Park District Events
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Medina County Convention & Visitors Bureau
Medina County Arts Council
Battered Women's Shelter/Services
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Music in Medina County
Sully's Irish Pub
Fri., March 24
- Mossy Moran - 8:30 pm
Sat., March 25
- Smug Saints- 8:30 pm
Fri., March 24 -
Rutherford Country - 9:30 pm
Sat., March 25
- Tyler Reid - 9:30 pm
Wed., March 29
- Wednesday Night Line Dancing - 7 pm
JoJo's Sports Bar and
Fri., March 24 -
Karaoke - 9:30 pm
Sat., March 25
- Karaoke - 9:30 pm
Fri., March 24- DJ /
Dance Night, hosted by the Mixtress Lyndsay - 9 pm
Fri., March 24
- Fraction Band- 7:30 pm
Fri., March 24- Steve
Miracle- 7:30 pm
Sat., March 25 -
Clyde Alan Hensley - 7:30 pm
Wed., March 29
- Open Mic - 6:30 pm
Fri., March 25 -
Jacob and the Good People - 9 pm
on the Above Link for more opportunities
Wadsworth Moose looking for bar steward. Most have experience and good
communication skills. INFO
- Warehouse pickers and stackers. Must be able to be on feet 10
hours a day.
Medina - Carpet installers
wanted. Must have own tools, truck, and phone.
- FT assistant roads maintenance employee. Submit resume by April 11
to: Sarah Poling/Fiscal Officer, Chatham Twp, PO Box 99, Spencer, OH
Highland Schools Substitute bus drivers needed -
Must have CDL with school bus endorsements, but will provide
step-by-step training to complete the licensing process. $16.50
per hour. Contact Debbie Parker, 330-239-1901, ext. 1235 or email
Dink Family Fun Center - Looking to hire main crew,
a mechanic and a retail shift manager. INFO
SHC The Arc of Medina County
Medina County Board of Developmental Disabilities
Medina City School District Openings
Brunswick City School District Openings
Wadsworth City School District Job Openings
Educational Service Center of Medina County Job Openings