Auditor Kovack's Weekend Update
October 9,  2019


Calling all 4th graders in Medina County - It's Top Dog essay time!  Do you have the Top Dog in Medina County?  Get your essay into me no later than November 4th for the chance to be the winner in our 25th Annual Top Dog Contest!  Find out the rules HERE! 
It is also time for all high school students in Medina County to design the State Mandated seals that appear on all gas pumps and UPC scanners in the county!  Deadline to submit your entries is November 20th!  12 different students will have their artwork displayed all over Medina County!  Find the rules  HERE!   
Congratulations to Edwin Ortiz of Buckeye Junior High, who achieved his Eagle Scout rank recently with Troop 500!
Congratulations to Matthew Stracensky, of Brunswick, for being named a National Merit Scholar semifinalist.  Matthew is currently ranked #1 in his graduating class at Holy Name High School.
Happy Birthday to Wadsworth Community Television's  
Johanna Perrino!  She's turning 39 on October 11th!
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month.  Make sure to 1) Know Your Risk, 2) Get Screened, 3) Know what is normal for you and 4) Make healthy lifestyle choices!  Get more information at
  There are 17 local levies on the ballot Tuesday, November 5th.  Find out about their costs at the auditor's website HERE. 
Hope you're enjoying the beautiful fall weather!

Mike Kovack
Strength does not come from winning.  Your struggles develop your strengths.  When you go through hardships and decide not to surrender, that is strength.
Arnold Schwarzenegger

Medina County Parade of Homes 2019 
The Parade starts runs through Sunday, October 20, 2019. Models are available to tour Saturdays and Sundays ONLY from 12:00  to 5:00pm.  This FREE event offers visitors an ideal time to compare home values, builder styles, community settings, while enjoying brilliant fall colors.  Builders and their representatives will be on-hand to meet and greet, show you around and answer questions.  INFO.
Taste of Medina 
On Thursday, October 10, 2019, Blue Heron Brewery and Event Center, 3227 Blue Heron Trce, Medina, OH 44256, will open its doors and host United Way's 29th Annual networking event of the year from 5:00 to 8:00 pm! Fabulous "tastes" will be provided by some of Medina County's favorite restaurants and highly regarded chefs.  INFO. 
Witches Night Out 
It's Witches Night Out on Thursday, October 10, 2019, from 5:00 to 8:30pm! Dress up as your favorite good or bad witch, and haunt the district to shop for special deals, enjoy spooky snacks, convene with your coven, and have some fun. Grab a witch hat at the Main Street Medina table at 39 Public Square and get into the fun. Presented by Main Street Medina, and sponsored by Summa Health, VCS Salonandspa, The Raspberry and The Rose, Skin Care Solutions Elite Medi Spa, and The Medina County Women's Journal. INFO.  
Spotlight on Medina 
Miles Reed will be speaking at the Medina County Office for Older Adults  for "Spotlight on Medina" on Friday, October 11, 2019. He will be sharing his best interviews from the last 20 years  flue shots will be available and Cossel Farms will be set up from 10:00 am to 11:00 am. Info: 330-725-9177.  
Fall Foliage Tour  
Celebrating 51 years of touring beautiful Medina County... a drive-it-yourself tour on Saturday/Sunday, October 12 & 13, 12:00  to 5:00 pm. Host stops include:  Pioneers in the Park, Izaak Walton League Medina Chapter, Richardson Farms, Litchfield Historical Society, DeSimone's Country Market, York Township Historical Society, Buckeye Library, Wolff Dairy Farm and Majestic Meadows Alpacas and Boutique. This event is presented yearly in partnership with the Medina County Park District, Medina Soil and Water Conservation District, Medina County District Library, Medina County Farm Bureau and the Medina County Visitors Bureau. INFO. 
WKSU to Host Live Sports Podcast with Terry Pluto 
Join WKSU's local host of Morning Edition Amanda Rabinowitz and The Plain Dealer's sportswriter Terry Pluto for an evening dedicated to Cleveland sports on Saturday, October 16, 2019 at 7:00 pm.  This free event requires registration and will be held at the Medina Performing Arts Center, Middle Stage,  851 Weymouth Rd, Medina. INFO
Wine, Brew & Chocolate Too  
The Wadsworth YMCA's 5th Annual Fall Festival, Wine, Brew & Chocolate, Too will be held Thursday, October 17, 2019 at The Galaxy, Wadsworth from 6:00 to 8:30pm. Silent Auction, Basket Raffle, Wine grab bag, and new Treasure Chest Drawing. There will be a wine and beer selection with delicious food! Cost: $50/per person; $90/couple. INFO . 
Monteville Bicentennial: Trunk or Treat - Scary Walk 
On Saturday, October 19, 2019 from 6:00 to 8:30 pm, bring family and friends to this night of spooktacular fun, ending with fireworks!  There will be lots of fun and scary (if you dare) scenes to keep you entertained. Including a new section on our Spooky Walk highlighting "Old Montville." Bring your chairs and blankets to watch the movie and wait for the fireworks! It is free, but we thank you in advance for a voluntary donation when you are there. It benefits a few of the programs Montville sponsors, including the MCPAL program. INFO.
Other Events & Happenings 
Wednesday, October 9 
The 6th Annual Juried Art Show will run from October 1 through October 17 at the Lodi Library, 635 Wooster St., Lodi. INFO.  
Thursday, October 10  
The Friends of the Wadsworth Library is hosting it's annual fall Book Sale from Thursday, October 10 through Sunday, October 13 from 6:00 to 8:30 pm (members only), Friday and Saturday from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm and Sunday from 1:00 to 4:00 pm (bag sale). The sale will take place at 132 Broad Street in Wadsworth. Info: 330-334-5761.
Medina High School Choir will have its opening performance of the 2019-2020 season at 7:00 pm at the Medina Performing Arts Center, 851 Weymouth Road.  Admission is $6 adults and $4 students, senior citizens, and military. Info: 330-636-3400 or email  
The Highland Foundation will host its Paint the Town basket event from 6:00 to 8:00 pm at Foster's Tavern, 1382 Ridge Rd., Hinckley. This is a night out for parents, alumni and members of the community! Admission fee of $20 or donation of equal value to support the upcoming Highland Foundation Great Gifts Dinner Auction on 11/2. INFO. 
Friday, October 11 
The AARP Chapter #2095 Senior Social  will be held at Moxies Grill, 700 Medina St., Lodi from 11:30 am to 2:00 pm. Lunch is $12. Entertainment is Ted Dudra as President Teddy Roosevelt. Community Service Project is toilet tissue. Info: Mary Ann at 330-722-5092.
Superhero Weekend
will be held Friday/Saturday/Sunday, October 11th, 12th and 13th at Mapleside Farms, 294 Pearl Rd., Brunswick. Kids of all ages will want to wear their favorite super hero costume and meet the REAL superheroes themselves.  Make sure your favorite little guys and girls are decked out in their most 'super heroey' gear.  Friday open 10:00 am to 9:00 pm, Saturday 10:00 am to 9:00 pm, Sunday 10:00 am to 6:00 pm. Info. 
  Saturday, October 12 
The Chatham Community Church's 51st Annual Apple Butter Festival on Saturday, Oct. 12, from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm,and Sunday, Oct. 13 from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm at the Chatham Memorial Hall (former VFW hall) 6299 Avon Lake Rd. in Chatham Twp. Apples, cider, apple butter and biscuits, chili, bean soup, handmade donuts, and many more goodies will be available for purchase. Free parking, admission, and live entertainment is provided both days. Info: 330-667-2351.
Dogtoberfest at Medina County Animal Shelter, 6334 Deerview Lane, Medina will be held from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. Donations benefit the Medina County Animal Shelter. All dogs attending must be up to date on vaccinations, dog and people friendly and kept on a leash at all times. Info.    
The CTCC is hosting a flea market and craft show. The Chatham Historical Society will have all of their museums open. There will be a bake sale, quilt raffle, and Amish basket raffle. This event takes place October 12 and 13 from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm both days. Info: Carol Shaw at 330-667-2183. 
Medina Fire Department Open House and Safety Day will be 11:00 am to 2:00 pm at Fire Station 1, 300 W Reagan Parkway. There will be firetrucks, police cars, rescue squads, tow trucks, antique fire vehicles, hot dogs and popcorn. Info: 330-725-1772. 
The Medina County Historical Society will be participating in the Fall Foliage Tour this year, Saturday, October 12 and Sunday, October 13 from 12:00 to 5:00 pm. Stop by and take a tour of our museum The John Smart House, 206 N. Elmwood, Medina. The museum is free. Info.   
The Lodi-Harrisville Historical Society and Heffelfinger Insurance will  present the Spirit Walk at 7:00 pm. The walk begins at the Lodi-Harrisville Historical Society and ends at the Old Cemetery on Wooster St. Tickets are $20 for 12 and older and are available at Lodi Music and Parkside Peddlers downtown. Info.   
The York Township Historical complex is a stop on the Medina County Fall Foliage Tour on Saturday, October 12 and October 13, from 12:00 to 5:00 pm. Stop by and take a tour of our complex at 6547 Spellman Street in Mallet Creek which features an 1890 one-room schoolhouse, 1891 post and beam barn, and 1883 granary.  Info.
A swiss steak dinner will be served by the Erhart Firefighter's Association at the York Township Fired Station, 6609 Norwalk Road, Medina from 4:00 to 8:00 pm. Info.  
Sunday, October 13   
Medina Creative Pet Play will host its 5th Annual Howl-O-Ween costume Paw-ty from 2:00 to 4:00pm at 4105 Creative Living Way, Medina. Dress your pooch in a costume and come enjoy the festivities! This is a free event. Info: Deb Poland at
5th Annual Harry Potter 5K Fun Run and Walk in Historic Medina at 109 W Washington St., from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm. Info.     
18th Annual Rolling Thunder, Ohio Chapter 8 Spaghetti Dinner will be held from 12:00 to 3:00 pm at the VFW 5137, 3916 Pearl Rd., Medina. A can good drive for the holidays will be held. Pre-sale tickets available at VFW post 5137. Info: Becky Blackmore at 330-723-0116. 
Monday, October 14 
Cultivating Edible Mushrooms: Discover how to grow, pick, and eat your own mushrooms.  Angelina Sheetz shares all about this fruiting fungus of the forest.
Highland Library,4160 Ridge Road, Medina from 6:00 to 8:00 pm. Registration required. Info. 0
The Medina Historical Society will host its October membership meeting at 7:00 pm at the Medina Toy & Train Museum, 7 Public Square. Info: 330-764-4455 or 
Wellington, formerly known as the "Cheese Capital of the World" will be the program for the York Township Historical Society meeting at 7:00 PM at the one-room schoolhouse located at 6547 Spellman Street in Mallet Creek (corner of SR18 and SR 252). Program speaker Cindy Norton will talk about Wellington's proud history in the cheese trade. The meeting is open to the public. There will be door prizes and refreshments. Info: Janice at (330) 725-2246. 
Tuesday, October 15 
Ohio Ghost Stories: Hear Bette Lou Higgins share stories of Ohio hauntings and ghosts sure to send chills up your spine. Buckeye Library, 6625 Wolff Road, Medina from 6:30 to 7:30 pm. Info.
  Wednesday, October 16 
The Echelon of Medina will host "Millionaire's Row" presented by Dan Ruminski at 629 N. Huntington St., from 7:00 to 8:30 pm. RSVP to Carol at 330-592-2777.    
The 23rd Annual Medina County College, Tech, and Trade Fair will be from 6:00 to 7:30 pm at the Medina County Fairgrounds/ Community Center, 735 Lafayette Rd., Medina. Info: Brenda Zacharias at 330-723-6393 ext 101 or  
Thursday, October 17 
OSU Extension will host the Batty for Bats workshop from 6:30 to 8:30 pm at Allardale Lodge, 141 Remsen Rd., Medina. An OSU Wildlife Specialist will be educating about bats and other nocturnal creatures. The program cost is $10/person and pre-registration is encouraged. Info.   
Candidates Night will be held at Chatham Community Center, 6306 Avon Lake Road, at 7:00 pm
Friday, October 18 
Scarific Boo Bash at Camp Paradise/SHC, 4283 Paradise Rd., Seville, 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm.  FREE, fun, family event. There will be trick-or-treating, Halloween games, hay rides, dancing to the DJ, a costume contest, and for the brave visit our Scaradise Haunted House!  Mother Trucker Food Truck will have yummy treats available to purchase. INFO. 
Saturday, October 19  
The Seville Presbyterian Church, 101 Center St., will host its Holiday Treasure Craft Show from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm. all items are  hand crafted. There will be hundreds of items in additional to a bake sale and pulled pork sandwiches. Info: 330-321-7221.
Sunday, October 20  
The Sharon Township Fire Department will hold its annual Pancake Breakfast at the Fire Station, 1274 Sharon Copley Rd, Sharon Center, from 8:00 am to 1:00 pm. Info: 330--239-4992.
The Medina Square will host the second  Medina Cars & Coffee Cruise-In from 8:00 to 11:00 am hosted by the Medina Square. Info.  
Boots, Brews, and BBQ at Thirsty Cowboy, 2743 Medina Road, Medina from 3:00 to 7:00 pm. Music by Tyler Reid and beer tasting by Saucy Brew Works. $50 per person for a casual, laid back afternoon of live country music, line dancing, beer tastings, barbecue and raffles - all benefiting HMC Hospice of Medina County. Info. 
Steve Hambley files petitions for 2020 commissioner's election 
State Rep. Steve Hambley, R-Brunswick, who is running for a spot on the Medina County commissioners in 2020, has already come up with his motto.
"This is about the 2020s," he said Monday. "I want the county government to be more efficient, effective and equitable in the 2020s. That is my theme. What do we want the next decade to look like? How can we improve?"
He said the campaign is not about the past. Hambley has been an elected official for 28 years, the last five serving the 69th District in the Ohio House of Representatives.

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Noise ordinance update passed in Wadsworth
WADSWORTH - The city's noise ordinance has been updated for the first time since 1980 after City Council approved new legislation establishing quiet zones.
In less than a month, there will be quiet zones from 10 p.m. to 7 a.m weekdays and 11 p.m. to 8 a.m. weekends. Use of any sound-producing residential tools, equipment, or machinery on weekdays between 9 p.m. and 7 a.m. and from 9 p.m. to 8 a.m. weekends will be prohibited.

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  The Gazette. 
Eight candidates running in four contested Medina City Council races
MEDINA - Six of the seven members of Medina City Council are up for re-election this year, with 10 candidates in total on the November ballot.
There would normally be four council races this election cycle, but the resignation of two councilmen in 2018 means the newly appointed members must run for election to retain their seats. These members include Councilmen Bob Starcher of Ward 1, and Eric Heffinger of Ward 3.

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Music in Medina County
      Medina                                            Wadsworth
            Sully's                                                                   Sonnets 
            JoJo's                                                                   Galaxy 
   High Low Winery                                                     The Sub Station 
    Thirsty Cowboy                                                     Filia Cellars Winery 
     CinDees Place  
Employment Opportunities
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Accountant - Medina County Health Department, 4800 Ledgewood Dr, Medina . INFO   
Accounting Administrator - Feeding Medina County-630 Smith Rd., Medina. Part-time. Ready to assist with accounting, data entry, donor and product tracking.  INFO.
Program Support Specialist- Feeding Medina County-630 Smith Rd., Medina. Part-time. Multi-tasking with a passion for community and non-profits. Ready to assist with organization representation, event planning, volunteer coordination training, donor relations, plus marketing and website content creation and social media  INFO

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