Mike Kovack

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


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March 27, 2015  

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Litchfield's Shaw places nationally   

Victoria Shaw was Ohio's top finisher in the American Farm Bureau's recent discussion meet - a test of one's ability to facilitate a problem solving situation. See her story at Farm Bureau and an interview with her at You Tube.




Master Gardners Answer Questions  

Ready to plant this spring?  Not sure exactly what to do?  OSU Extension's Master Gardners are standing by to help!  Starting April 2nd and running every Thursday  through October Master Gardners will be available to take your calls at 330-725-4911, X124 or for walk ins at 120 W. Washington Street in Medina.  Read Ann Norman's full story at Cleveland.com.




First Roundabout for Medina County  

ODOT will spend $1.6 million to construct Medina County's first roundabout this summer near Buckeye High School.  The intent is to reduce the crash rate at the intersection of Columbia & Spieth Roads in York Township.  Read the full story by Donna Miller at Cleveland.com.




Medina County Photo Contest


The Medina County Convention & Visitors Bureau is sponsoring a photo contest to help promote the county.  Deadline for entry is October 30th.  See rules and more information in the Sam Boyer story HERE.




County one of fastest growing in state 

According to recently released census data, Medina County is still one of the fastest growing counties in the state, surpassing 175,000 in population as of 2014.  See Loren Genson's full story in The Gazette.


Congratulations to all the recent graduates of Junior Leadership Medina County!  What a great program!  Thanks to Susan Vlcek for the excellent experience she gives to our youth!  Unhappy with your property value?  Tuesday, March 31 is the last day to appeal it.  Find the form necessary and guidelines HERE.  Have an outstanding week!

Mike Kovack 

Gratitude is not only the greatest of all virtues,
but the parent of all others.



http://files.ctctcdn.com/8bb71c76201/c9e789e5-b599-4ded-a0ca-4505884aa190.jpgFinal Two Weeks of Fish Fries  

Fish is known for being low calorie, high protein "brain food & also great for your heart!  So take advantage of the last two weeks of Lenten fish fries!
St. Ambrose:  4:30-7 pm
St. Colette:  4:30- 7 pm
Our Lady of Grace Church:  4:30-7 pm
Old School House
American Legion Post 523:  5:30-7:30 pm
Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5137:  5-7 pm
Town Hall:  5-7 pm
Knights of Columbus Hall:  4-7:30 pm


http://ih.constantcontact.com/fs113/1109842295736/img/669.jpgRegister to vote for May 5 election  

There will be levies on the ballot May 5th affecting all property owners in Medina County.  Are you registered to vote?  If not you have until Monday, April 6th to register to vote in that election.  You may register to vote at the Medina County Board of Elections, 3800 Stonegate Dr. in Medina, any public high school or any public library.  Let your voice be heard!  There's no greater responsibility for any of us! 


http://ih.constantcontact.com/fs113/1109842295736/img/349.pngEaster Bunny/Egg Hunts  

Brunswick - Sat., March 28 at 11 am First Baptist Church of Brunswick, 1226 Substation Rd.,  hosts it's 5th Annual Great Egg Race & Petting Zoo. All children 12 & under are invited to come ride ponies, pet & feed farm animals & gather eggs. Pre-register at Great Egg!
Sat., March 28 at 2 pm Plum Creek Assisted Living's annual Easter Egg Hunt for kids aged 1-10.  891 Marks Road.

Medina - Medina Early Childhood PTA breakfast with the Bunny.  Sat., April 4 at 9 am or 11 am.  $5. Must register by Sat., Mar. 28 at Bunny!

Seville - Annual Easter Egg hunt on Sat., March 28 at Cy Hewit Park at 1 pm. Easter Bunny on hand for pictures.  Bring your own basket!

Sharon Center - Sat., April 4th at Sharon Community Park. Easter Bunny arrives at 10:30 am, Easter Egg hunt at 11 am.  Bring your own basket.  Hot chocolate & cookies available at no charge.

Valley City - Annual Community Easter Egg Hunt Sat., April 4 at Mill Stream Park.  Ages 0-6 will go at 10 am and ages 7-12 start at 10:40 am. Complimentary refreshments, live music, games, face painting, Easter Bunny!  lifespringadm@zoominternet.net for questions.

Wadsworth - Downtown Wadsworth Eggstravaganza Sat. March 28 from 10 am - 11:30 am. Grace Lutheran Church will have a bounce house, kids craft & temporary tattoos.
Sat., April 4 at 10 am the Salvation Army will host its Easter Egg Hunt at the Memorial Park West Pavilion.  Easter Bunny will be present!


http://files.ctctcdn.com/8bb71c76201/ffbe7269-6d7f-452e-8cf9-037acf9c0a25.jpgA Night for Wishes fundraiser 

Allan & Debi Redmon host a fundraiser for A Special Wish Foundation Sat., March 28 from 7 pm to midnight at Williams on the Lake, 787 Lafayette Rd., Medina. The foundation grants wishes to children under the age of 21 with life-threatening illnesses. $25 admission gets you an appetizer buffet & draft drinks. Performance by the Tom Frietchen band & DJ, raffles, auction.  E-mail info@aspecialwishvermilion.org to pay at door.


http://ih.constantcontact.com/fs113/1109842295736/img/930.jpgMusical  Window to the World 

The Brass Band of the Western Reserve will perform a piece called "Windows of the World" Saturday, March 28 at 7 pm at the Medina Performing Arts Center, 851 Weymouth Road. Tickets are $10 for adults, $9 for seniors, $5 for students with children free with a paid adult.


http://files.ctctcdn.com/8bb71c76201/736433cc-1044-429e-94a9-7b80612c2e8d.jpgAnnual Passion Walk  

Zion Lutheran Church, 2233 Abbeyville Rd., Valley City, will dramatize the events of Holy Week on Saturday, March 28 and Sunday March 29.  Every 15 minutes between 6:30 & 8 pm a walkers will witness scenes from the Last Supper, the Garden of Gethsemane, Peter's denial and the crucifixation.  The event is fully handicapped accessible.  See a preview at YouTube.


http://files.ctctcdn.com/8bb71c76201/00c32318-9360-4c5e-9e4d-a1afada55e0d.jpgFrog-tastic in Brunswick!   

Frogs can breathe through their skin, flip their stomachs inside out, and even survive being frozen solid!  Come join the Medina County Parks District at the Nature Center, 1473 Parschen Blvd on Saturday, March 28 and Sunday, March 29 between noon & 5 pm to learn more! There will be crafts, games & displays. All ages welcome.  No registration required.


http://files.ctctcdn.com/8bb71c76201/f3364096-6415-42d0-a5a6-7ff960412d54.jpgChristopher Milo in concert  

Wadsworth native and international recording artist Christopher Milo will appear in a free concert at Magnolia Village, 365 Johnson Road, Wadsworth on Monday, March 30 at 6 pm. Light appetizers will be provided.  330-335-1558 for more information.


http://files.ctctcdn.com/8bb71c76201/94598384-f2a9-4007-8c9d-6eb8f3d765c3.jpgMatch Wits with Project LEARN

Project LEARN is sponsoring their 5th annual Match Wits event on Thursday, April 23, a fun night of trivia for teams of 8.  Registration deadline is Monday, March 30.  Come compete with trivia buffs from all over the county to become champions!  Enter a team of 8 for $300 or enter individually for $40 to be matched with a team.  Price includes full buffet dinner. Register at WITS or call 330-723-1314.


http://files.ctctcdn.com/8bb71c76201/c45da025-4215-49d2-b9cb-97708bf3432b.jpgSt. Francis CYO Football   

Registration is underway for a brand-new St. Francis Xavier Parish CYO football team this fall. Registration is open to all boys & girls who will be in grade 7 this fall & who are enrolled & actively attending a Parish School of Religion program at a Catholic parish. Forms are due March 31 to allow time for ordering equipment. Cost is $180.  anthonydimarino@hotmail.com for questions.


http://files.ctctcdn.com/8bb71c76201/2bd17bbd-da01-4b56-9e30-9d50b5917bc4.jpgMedina Voice Competition  

Medina Schools music educator Carey Knox and "Skinny Moo" singer Jay Goodman have teamed up to produce "The Medina Voice" competition.  The competition, open to all Medina middle school students, will have a capella auditions beginning April 8 with the winner singing on stage with "Skinny Moo" at Rally in the Alley May 29.  Read Kevin McManus' full story in The Post and go to Medina Voice for registration & information.


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