April 1, 2021

Did you enjoy the snow this morning? ;) Yeah....me neither!

Congratulations to Civil Air Patrol member Jonathan Pinc, a junior at Buckeye High School, who was recognized as the Ohio Cadet Officer of the Year among Ohio's 36 squadrons. Jonathan is the son of Ed and Stacy Pinc.

Congratulations to Medina High School junior Olivia Rudd, who was named April Student of the Month at the High School. Olivia is the daughter of Kerry and Kristie Rudd.

Congratulations to Wadsworth's Ella Bard, as she was recognized as the national winner of the SheBelieves Hero Award. The award is given by a panel of the U.S. National Women's Olympic Team. Ella is the daughter of David & Debbie Bard.

Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family of Curtis Helman. The 19 year old Brunswick High School graduate died in an ATV accident this past week. Curtis was attending Heidelberg University.

Wishing you and your family the very best for Easter. For those looking for new beginnings, it's the perfect time to start!

Mike Kovack
Medina County Auditor

If you look at what you have in life,
you’ll always have more. If you look at what you don’t have in life, you’ll never have enough.  

Easter Egg Hunts Around Medina County

Through Sunday, April 4
Medina United Church of Christ, 217 E. Liberty St., is hosting a Holy Week Scavenger Hunt. Start at the parking lot doors and go clockwise around the outside of the church looking for Holy Week symbols. Go HERE to learn more.

Through April 3
The Everlasting Egg Hunt is a week long event at New Hill Church, 580 N.State Rd., in Medina. Stop by the church any day or time from March 29 - April 3 and fill a bag of Easter eggs with the family from our lawn covered in eggs. This is a FREE event opened to all ages and the entire community! Go HERE for more information.

Saturday, April 3
The Medina Community Recreation Center is hosting a Glow in the Dark Easter Egg Hunt and craft-making session from 7 to 9 p.m. at Memorial Park. To learn more, go HERE.

Jurassic Mountain, 2789 Medina Rd. in Medina, is hosting Breakfast with the Easter Bunny and an Egg Hunt on from 9 to 11 a.m. Tickets are $30 for children and $15 for adults. Go HERE for more information.

Saturday, April 3-18
This is not your typical egg hunt. As you enjoy a spring walk in the woods along the Nature Trail at the Susan Hambley Nature Trail in Brunswick, search for hidden signs depicting eggs from all different kinds of native wildlife. This is a self-guided program and will be available Saturday, April 3 through Sunday, April 18 from open until close daily. All ages are welcome. No registration is required and this is a free event.Go HERE to learn more.

Main Street Wadsworth Hosts Bunny-themed First Friday
On Friday, April 2, downtown Wadsworth will be the scene of a Bunny Invasion, a Bunny Hop Contest and a Marshmallow Peep contest to highlight just a few of the events taking place for Main Street Wadsworth's First Friday from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Go HERE for more information.
Main Street Medina First Friday Features Gnome Scavenger Hunt
Main Street Medina's First Friday event on April 2 from 5 to 8:30 p.m. features Gnomes on the Roam, a scavenger hunt for elfin creatures that will be hidden at participating businesses on Medina's historic square.

Participants can go HERE to download the gnome checklist. When you spot a gnome, write down its "secret name" and where you found it. Those who have found 10 or more gnomes can return the checklist form to All Fired Up!, 223 S. Court St., on Medina's square.

Five winners will be drawn on Friday at 8:45 p.m. and five on Saturday at 4:45 p.m. You do not need to be present to win and will be notified by phone or text.

Medina County SPCA Sponsors Spring Flower Sale
If you are looking for a way to beautify your yard while helping a good cause, a spring flower fundraiser is being held throughout the month of April to benefit the animals of the Medina County SPCA.

The organization is selling coupons for flower baskets through Blooming Acres in Wadsworth. Click on each picture HERE for a description and pricing.

Email orders HERE (please include your phone number) or call 330-723-7722. Coupons will be ready for pick up mid April or for an additional 50 cents, coupons can be mailed. For best selection, pick up flowers at Blooming Acres by mid May. Sale ends April 30.
Medina County Office for Older Adults Opens to Public
Beginning Monday, April 12, the Medina County Office for Older Adults will open its doors on a limited basis with structured activities.

Events such a exercise and art classes, Bingo and billiards will be offered by appointment only.

Seniors can sign up online by creating an account on Senior Space. Send an email HERE or call Jenny at 330-725-9177 to find out how to create that account and for more information.

Feeding Medina County Partners with Local Organizations
for Monthly, Drive-thru Food Distribution Beginning April 1
Food insecurity effects 10 percent of the total population in Medina County with child and elderly food insecurity as high as 16 percent.

To help make sure those in need have access to food, Feeding Medina County is working with the Akron-Canton Regional Foodbank and the Medina County Park District to hold drive-thru food distributions at Hidden Hollow Camp in Lodi on the first Thursday of every month through the end of 2021.

To learn more, go HERE.
Medina County Scholarships with Upcoming Deadlines
  • Sharon Women's Club is now accepting applications for the $1,000 Betty J. Osborn Scholarship. Current students (male or female) and residents of Sharon Township preparing to attend college, or a technical/vocational school are eligible to apply. Applications can be found HERE & HERE. Completed applications must be received at: Sharon Women's Club, P.O. Box 45 Sharon Center, OH 44274 by April 17, 2021.

  • The Northern Medina County Chamber Alliance is offering several scholarship and internship opportunities. The deadline to apply is April 16. Go HERE to learn more and to apply.
In April, Every Day is Earth Day in Medina County
In lieu of the April event held every year at Buffalo Creek Retreat in Seville, the Medina County Earth Day Festival Committee is offering a socially distant alternative to celebrating our beautiful earth and learning how we can all become better stewards of our environment.

The committee created an “Every Day is Earth Day” calendar for the month of April with daily activities in the form of educational webinars, informational videos, links to resources, guided hikes, take-and-makes, and citizen stewardship opportunities. The calendar (with links to the resources, registration and sponsors) can be found HERE
Medina County Library Links up with Medina Health Department
to Offer Rapid Covid Tests
Medina County District Library is partnering with the Medina County Health Department and Ohio Governor’s Office to provide free Abbott BinaxNOW Rapid Covid-19 Antigen At-Home Test Kits to the public.

The test kits are available by phone reservation only at all MCDL locations found HERE. Patrons must provide their name, email, and date of birth upon request. Contact-free distribution will be arranged through Curbside or Anytime Locker service. Symptomatic patrons are encouraged to NOT enter the library. Please read the complete details, including technology requirements HERE.
Last Friday for Fish Fries Around the County!

Brunswick United Methodist Church, 1395 Pearl Road, will host fish fries on March 5 and March 19 from 4 to 6 p.m. Go HERE for more information.

Buehlers in Wadsworth, 175 Great Oaks Trail, will offer a fish fry on Fridays through April 2 from 4 to 8 p.m. Take out or dine in. Cost is $8.99. Call 330-336-3588 for more information.

Bunkers Grill, 3060 Pearl Rd, Medina, every Friday through Lent. Call 330-725-1400, opt 2, to order or make reservations.

Galaxy Restaurant in Wadsworth, 201 Park Center Drive, will host a fish fry every Friday through Lent beginning at 4 p.m. Online ordering is available HERE.

Lafayette United Methodist Church, 6201 Lafayette Road, will host a drive-thru fish fry dinner March 19 from 4:30 to 6 p.m.

Medina VFW Post 5137, 3916 Pearl Rd., Medina, every Friday through Lent from 5 to 7 p.m. in the Pavilion. Call ahead for carry-out at 330-725-0884.

St. Ambrose Catholic Church, 929 Pearl Road, Brunswick, will host a carry-out fish fry every Friday during Lent from 4:30 to 7 p.m. To place an order, go HERE.

St. Stephen Catholic Church, 44 Britton St., West Salem, will host a carry-out fish fry all Fridays through Lent from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.

Wadsworth Knights of Columbus, 148 N Lyman St, Wadsworth, will host a limited-seating and carry-out fish fry every Friday during Lent from
4 to 7:30 p.m.
Through April 2
Access the Arts, an organization designed around encouraging unity, providing emotional healing and bringing joy to others in need in Northeast Ohio through the arts, is partnering with Feeding Medina County, the Medina County Juvenile Detention Center and All Fired Up! to fight food insecurity. Through Friday, individuals and families can visit All Fired Up, 223 S. Court St., Medina, and pay $10 to paint a soup bowl. That bowl will then be donated to Feeding Medina County, who will sell the bowls as a fundraiser on their website to feed hungry families. All Fired Up hours on Thursday and Friday are 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.

April 4
Take a special virtual tour of the Vatican and the artwork of the Sistine Chapel. Explore the home of the Pope and one of the most revered and artistic sites in the world – THE VATICAN! The event happens online from 5 - 6:30 pm and the cost is $18. Click HERE for more info.

April 6
The Wadsworth Soprema Center is offering an Alzheimers Caregivers Support Group at
1 p.m. For more information or to sign up, please visit the website HERE or send an email HERE or call 330-335-1513 for more information.

April 7
Northern Medina County Chamber Alliance's Chamber Chomps first Wednesday featured restaurant is Old World Deli in Brunswick, 1667 Pearl Rd. Please support the deli and order curbside pick only up via phone (330-273-3245), online order or buy a gift card (10 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.). If ordering online please indicate vehicle type and color.

Through April 9
The Medina Rotary is sponsoring a virtual Wine and Roses Charity Fundraiser. A online silent auction will be held from April 14 to April 20 and a dinner will be available for pick up on April 17. Deadline to sign up for the event is April 9. Go HERE to learn more and sign up.

April 9
Kitchen 212 will have its food truck at Wrecking Crew Brew Works, 144 N. Court St., in Medina beginning beginning 4 p.m.

April 11
ORMACO continues its free Sunday livestream concerts with Tallmadge-based musician Bob Patetta at 2 p.m. April 11, with a program titled "New Orleans: The Real 'Roots' Music."

The entire month of April
The Medina County District Library (all locations) is accepting donations of macaroni and cheese (boxes or cups) to support Feeding Medina County’s food bags. Please check items are not opened or expired prior to donating. Monetary donations welcome HERE. Event runs April 1 - 30
News Around the County
Fate of Middle School Discussed by Planners

WADSWORTH- Project planners and Wadsworth Schools officials are convened to discuss goals for design of a new Central Intermediate School.
A contract with Illinois-based design firm Holabird & Root LLC was approved by the school board in early January with architects Eric Risinger and Max Hanisch presenting their ideas as well as input gathered from Central Intermediate staff members last Tuesday.

Security, pride of place, ease of navigation, and efficiency were key points in the architect's presentation.

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Creative Hinckley Teen Brings History to Life

HINCKLEY - From a very young age, 13-year-old Hinckley resident Julian Farian has been, in the words of his mother, Tiffany Washington, “obsessed” with history and military history.
More specifically, his fascinations have centered around the World Wars and the Korean War and delve even deeper into battles, battle tactics and tank warfare.

Just over two years ago, that fascination led to Julian stepping into the realm of model and diorama building, though he had been doing similar builds with Legos from an even younger age. In that time, he said he has done approximately 20 models and dioramas, some from preset kits but much coming from his own materials and work.

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Longtime Brunswick Doctor Prepares for Retirement

BRUNSWICK - Dr. Thomas Tulisiak has been a staple in the Medina County medical community for nearly four decades.

Dating back to when he opened Brunswick Family Practice on Pearl Road in 1983, all the way to his extensive time and experience with the Cleveland Clinic Medina Hospital, where he currently serves as a family physician, the Medina County community and care for his patients has always been his top priority.

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