Mike Kovack

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


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July 25, 2014

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Movie Actors Walk of Fame Ceremony

Movie actors Drew Hocevar & Patty Johnson, the angry elves from A Christmas Story, and Krolyn Grimes, Zuzu, from It's a Wonderful Life will place their hands into concrete in front of Castle Noel Saturday, July 26th at 2 pm to start the Castle Noel "Walk of Fame." A more personal event with the stars happens that evening at 7 pm. Click GALA  for more info.





Rally in the Alley

Vicious Cycle, a Lynyrd Skynyrd Tribute band, plays behind Main Street Cafe Friday, July 25 starting at 7 pm. The Mallet Creek Boy Scouts and Auditor Kovack Community Fund are the benefitting charities. We hope to see you out there!



Senior Center Bicentennial Bash!

Friday, August 1st the Wadsworth Senior Center will host a public celebration from 11 am - 2 pm. Enjoy hot dogs fresh off the grill, snacks, cold beverages & old fashioned root beer floats. Music by "Johnny & June Cash" & others, golf putting challenge & dunk tank featuring your favorite county auditor & others! Shredding services will also be available that day, courtesy of the Better Business Bureau of Akron! It's all free! See you there!



MHS grad Toocheck

Overcomes & Excels

2006 Medina High School grad Chad Toocheck has overcome a drug and alcohol addiction to become a preseason first-team All-American football player at West Alabama. His compelling story is chronicled by Rick Noland in  THE GAZETTE.


We've received an unusual amount of thank you's and kind notes at the office recently and my staff and I want to thank you for the support.  We always strive to serve the people of Medina County well and we're very appreciative of your kind words.


Next week is FAIR WEEK! Everything else comes to a halt, but don't miss the goings on at Castle Noel and the final performances of RENT this weekend! Summer's coming to an end - enjoy it while you can!


Mike Kovack


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It's the last http://ih.constantcontact.com/fs113/1109842295736/img/583.jpgweekend for RENT at the Medina Performing Arts Center!  Performances are Friday, July 25 & Saturday, July 26 at 8 pm.  Set in the 1990's in New York City, it depicts the lives and struggles of a group of young people dealing with the AIDS epidemic and trying to make their "rent." Tickets are available at Medina Buehler's, at the door and online at www.cameo-medina.org for $15. I'll see you at the Saturday show.  Recommended for mature audiences.


Wadsworth Bicentennial Community Picnic

Wadsworth's Bicentennial celebration continues this weekend whttp://ih.constantcontact.com/fs113/1109842295736/img/617.jpgith the community picnic at Memorial Park. Friday, July 26th there will be food vendors 6-10 pm, a live band 7-10 pm and a pyrotechnic show at 9:45 pm, weather permitting. On Saturday the celebration goes from 10 am - 10 pm with an antique car show, old fashioned kids games, Jungle Terry, 5th Virginia Regiment military encampment and live bands & music all day. Events will repeat on Sunday from 10 am - 4 pm with a birthday cake & ice cream at 3 pm. All events are free! Get more information at www.Wadsworth200.com.   


Food & a Flickhttp://ih.constantcontact.com/fs113/1109842295736/img/577.jpg Outdoors

The Medina County Park District is sponsoring a Food and a Flick in the Park event on Friday, July 25 at Buckeye Woods Park, 6335 Wedgewood Drive. Food & refreshments will be available from the Corkscrew Saloon and Cool Beans Cafe' beginning at 5:30 p.m.  The outdoor showing of "The Croods" will begin at 9 pm. Have a picnic, play on the playground, take a hike or go fishing before the movie.  Bring lawn chairs & blankets for the movie! Read more at the Sun News HERE!


Buckin' Ohio Pro Bull Riding

http://ih.constantcontact.com/fs113/1109842295736/img/616.png  Who would have thought - Professional Bull Riding right here in Medina County!  Buckin' Ohio will host the second of their four rodeos this year this Saturday, July 26th. Gates open at 4 pm, Mutton Bustin' at5:30 and the main Bull Riding event at 7 pm!  Tickets are $15 each at the gate, $6 for children 6-12. Visit BUCKIN' OHIO for more info. See a Beacon Journal story on kids riding HERE!

The ranch is located at 8154 Garman Rd., Burbank.


Imagine Hope Love Peace Music Festhttp://ih.constantcontact.com/fs113/1109842295736/img/618.jpg 

A music festival at Medina Public Square for healing and to honor families and friends who have lost a loved one to suicide will take place Sunday, July 27 from 3 - 9 pm. Local artists and musicians will provide music and inspire hope, love and peace for our young people & families. Music, art, speakers, resources, chalk art, dunk tank, candle ceremony & more!


Medina County Fair!

Monday, July 28th starts Fair Week!http://ih.constantcontact.com/fs113/1109842295736/img/619.png  The 80's & newer demolition derby is that night. Tues., July 29th is Motocross with the Rough Truck Contest Wednesday. THE BAND PERRY performs in the grandstand Thurs., July 31 with a Truck & Tractor Pull Saturday. Sunday there is Buckin' Ohio Bull Riding and fireworks and great fair food, contests & rides all week long! Stop by and see us at your auditor's booth for your county maps and other items! See the entire Medina County Fair Schedule HERE! I look forward to seeing you!


Maurice Clarett to Speak

http://ih.constantcontact.com/fs113/1109842295736/img/623.pngThe Wadsworth Youth Football Scholarship Dinner will take place Friday, August 1 at the Galaxy Restaurant, 201 Park Center Dr. Doors open at 6:30 with dinner served at 7 pm. Tickets are $35 per person & $15 per student, 13 & under. Guest speaker will be OSU National Championship team running back Maurice Clarett. Tickets available HERE, at the door or by calling Brian Hall, 330-328-6757 or Ty Houchin, 330-464-2052. 


Siman Pavilion Dedication

http://ih.constantcontact.com/fs113/1109842295736/img/622.jpgThe Chatham Historical Society & Chatham Trustees will dedicate the Joyce Siman Picnic Pavilion Saturday, August 2nd at 1:30 pm. The area will include a barbecue grill, benches & trees for public enjoyment and is located at 6306 Avon Lake Road, 1/4 mile north of Route 162. Questions? Carolyn Shaw, 330-667-2183.


Adult Tutors Needed

http://ih.constantcontact.com/fs113/1109842295736/img/625.jpgHave some extra time on your hands?  Want to do some good in the community? The Medina City Schools Foundation Tutoring Center could use your help! Middle School students are in need of assistance a couple days a week. It's a very flexible schedule and you'd be giving so much back to the community!  Up for the challenge? Contact Carolyn Grenfell at grenfellc@mcsoh.org. You could make the difference in a young life!


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