Mike Kovack
Auditor

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


 


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December 19, 2014

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Levy passages to raise taxes

Four districts, which voted for new property tax levies, will see these increases on their January tax bills.  Cloverleaf School District, Brunswick City, Seville Village and Homer Township will all see increases between $28 a year and $122.50 per year on a $100,000 home.  Read  Ann Norman's full story in the Plain Dealer.

 

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Medina's Square warms even Scrooge's Heart

Brunswick filmmaker Zebulon Thomas filmed Ebeezer Scrooge strolling Medina's square during Candlelight Walk last month - and he appears to approve!  Rumor has it his father, Kim Thomas, fulfilled the role of Scrooge.  See Loren Genson's full story in
The Gazzette and see the holiday video of the event at Scrooge on Medina Square. 

 

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Highland's Tecco, Medina's Memberg Students of Month

Seniors Nikki Tecco of Highland and Ben Memberg of Medina have been named December's County-Wide Kiwanis Students of the Month by a committee
of their peers. 
Tecco, president of Highland's National Honor Society, hopes to major in economics and international relations in college with a minor in Chinese.  She
is the daughter of
Don & Lisa Tecco. 

Memberg, currently president of Spanish Club at Medina, hopes to pursue a graduate degree in engineering.  His parents are Bill and Stacey Memberg.

December Students of the Month for Medina County high schools include:

Black River:  Jamie Hozan & Anthony Jenkins
Brunswick: 
Rosevine Azap   & Colton Kemp
Buckeye: 
Margaret Calame  & James Conrad
Cloverleaf: 
Brandee Bell &    Benjamin Stefanko
Highland: 
Joshua Hadler      
Medina Career Center:           
Kristen Perkins & Nathan Stallard
Medina: 
Sara Felton              Wadsworth:  Sonia Potter &  Zach Steinkerchner

Greetings!

I wanted to take this opportunity to wish everyone in Medina County Merry Christmas and the very best for the holidays.  My staff and I truly appreciate the opportunity to serve you and we look forward to great things from ourselves and you too in the New Year!  Enjoy your weekend!

Mike Kovack

If you realized how powerful your thoughts are,
you would never think a negative one again.

 

Akron Symphony & Chorus in Medina

Spend an enjoyable evening at this exclusive http://ih.constantcontact.com/fs113/1109842295736/img/939.pngconcert performed by the Akron Symphony Orchestra and Chorus on Saturday, December 20, 2014 at 7:30 PM. Tickets Prices: $15-$25 and are on sale weekdays 8 am - 3:30 pm through the Akron Symphony Orchestra box office at 330-535-8131 or purchase any time online at: Holiday Tickets.  Proceeds will benefit future arts activities for the students and community of Medina. The performance will be held at Medina Performing Arts Center Medina High School 851 Weymouth Road, Medina .  

 

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Calling all hobbits! Stop out at the Susan Hambley Nature Center in Brunswick, 1473 Parchen Boulevard, December 20, 2014 from Noon to 5pm for a variety of games, crafts, and activities from Bilbo's world. Have a riddle contest with Gollum, or try your hand at dragon hunting. Costumes are encouraged. All ages welcome. No registration required. Free.

 

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Grace Baptist Church in Brunswick is hosting "The Very Merry Christmas Tour" featuring Christian bands at 7pm on December 20th at 3480 Laurel Road. The group NewSong is headlining the event which includes performances from Sanctus Real and Josh Wilson. Tickets and more information are available at www.verymerrychristmastour.com

 

Wadsworth Bicentennial Christmas Caroling

The final event of Wadsworth's Bicentennial celebration occurs Monday,  December http://ih.constantcontact.com/fs113/1109842295736/img/945.jpg22nd as the Wadsworth Community Choir performs from 6-7:30 pm on Buehler's patio, 175 Great Oaks Trail.  There will be hot cocoa and cookies and the first 200 people will receive a free Bicentennial mug!  Santa & Mrs. Claus will make a visit so bring the whole family.  The event is free, but you're encouraged to bring nonperishable food items for the Salvation Army food drive.

 

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Thanks to the creativity of Chef Tony Stanislo at the Medina County Career Center and the generosity of Bob and Bev Pohto Kitten Crazy is able to raffle off an extraordinary gingerbread house! Tickets are $1 each, $5 for 6 or $10 for 15 and are are available at Quick Fix Low-Cost Spay/Neuter & Wellness Clinic, 930 Lafayette Road.  Drawing is Tuesday, December 23 at noon. 

 

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Join the Medina VFW Post 5137, 3916 Pearl Road, for a 70's themed New Year's Eve Party 8 pm til 1 am. There is a cash bar, champagne toast, dinner, designated driver and DJ Shellie from Seville. ALL proceeds benefit the Medina VFW. Contact Dan at (330) 410-6095 or Rachel at (330) 461-6332 for more details.

 

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Visit the area's largest drive-thru light display at the Medina County FairgroundsFridays & Saturdays thru Dec. 28th, 6-10 pm, Sundays from 6-9 pm and weeknights December 15th through December 25th, 6 - 9 pm.  Admission is $7 per car. Enter at Smith Rd. in Medina.   

 

Did You Know......   

Laura Celestia "Cettie" Spelman was born in Wadsworth in 1839.  Her father Harvey Buell Spelman was a state legislator and strong abolitionist who was active in the underground railroad.  While attending high school in Cleveland "Cettie" met a poor farm boy & son of a con artist while attending accounting classes together.  In 1864 she married John D. Rockefeller who became the richest man in the world after the founding of the Standard Oil Company.  Spelman is the namesake of Spelman College, founded to educate black women in the south.     

 

Medina Debate Team Excels at Princeton   

Congratulations to the Medina High School Debate Team who participated in the Princeton Classic Invitational against 700 students from around the country earlier this month.  In Lincoln-Douglas debate Medina finished in 3rd and 17th places and won the "best speaker" award.  Students were in competition for over thirty hours over the course of the weekend!


    

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