September 9, 2021

I'm always delighted to see Navy news about local sailors. Hats off to Medina native, Petty Officer 1st Class James Sutton, who serves as an aviation boatswain’s mate aboard the USS Iwo Jima (LHD-7). He was recently featured in The Gazette.

Congratulations to Mia Santillo of Medina and Mike Ackerman of Brunswick. They were inducted into the National Honor Society for International Studies and National Political Science Honor Society, respectively, at Baldwin Wallace University.

Happy 50th wedding anniversary to Bill & Sharon Bradford of Brunswick Hills! They were married in Cleveland September, 1971 and moved with their two young sons to Brunswick Hills in 1982.

Congratulations to Brunswick resident Michael Slowey, who will be representing the United States at the International Roller Skating Pairs competition in Paraguay, after finishing second at the USA Nationals. A benefit to help pay for his trip will be September 15 at the Skate Station in Brunswick. FULL STORY

Vaccinated against COVID? Some recent STATISTICS show you are 1,540% more likely to die from COVID if you are not vaccinated and 440% more likely to end up in the ICU if you are unvaccinated.... and also be responsible for the resulting huge hospital bills. COVID vaccines are free.....medical care to treat COVID is not.

Mike Kovack
Medina County Auditor

Men go to far greater lengths to avoid what they fear
than to obtain what they desire.
Dan Brown, The Da Vinci Code
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A Walk With Spirits of the Past Held This Weekend
Walk into history for a fun evening of stories about early pioneers and events from Medina's past with a guided stroll around Medina's Historic Square on the Walk With Sprits Past, held this Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 7 to 8:30 p.m.

At different locations around the Square, you will hear actors portraying our historical events and people. Presale tickets are $5-Adults 12+, $2-Students under 12, 3 & under free. They can be purchased at the back of the Medina Administration Building, 144 Ν. Broadway Street, where the walk begins.

Go HERE to learn more.
Wadsworth Library Offers Musical Nature Journey
Join Mary Lou Jubin on a musical journey through the seasons Thursday evening, Sept. 9, from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Wadsworth Library, Meeting Room A. Enjoy the sounds of the hammered dulcimer while viewing photos of Spring butterflies, Summer flowers, Fall in Fort Island, and the bluebirds of Winter. Let nature renew your spirit!

The event is free. For more information, go HERE.
Weekend Events to Commemorate 9/11 Around the County
  • On Sept. 10-12, Mapleside Farms, 294 Pearl Road in Brunswick, will honor police, firefighters, paramedics, military men and women, veterans, doctors, nurses & teachers with FREE admission. For more information and for tickets, go HERE.

  • A 9/11 20th Anniversary Memorial will be held at St. Colette Catholic Church, 330 W. 130 St. in Brunswick on Friday, Sept. 10, from 7 to 8 p.m. RSVP.

  • A 9/11 20th Anniversary Remembrance Ceremony will be hosted by the City of Wadsworth on Saturday, Sept. 11, at 8:30 a.m. at East Park in downtown Wadsworth.

  • A 9/11 Memorial 20th Anniversary Ceremony will be hosted by Medina Sunrise Rotary and the City of Medina on Saturday, Sept. 11, from 10 to 11 a.m. at the 9/11 Memorial Park, 300 W. Reagan Way.

  • A 9/11 Memorial Service 20th Anniversary Event will be hosted by Montville Township and VFW Memorial Post 5481 on Saturday, Sept. 11, at 11 a.m. at Community Park Freedom Plaza, 132 Changebridge Rd. in Montville Twp. Watch virtually HERE.

  • A 20th Anniversary Memorial Service will be hosted at St. Ambrose Catholic Church,929 Pearl Rd. in Brunswick and the Brunswick 9/11 Never Forget Committee on Saturday, Sept. 11, at noon.

  • VFW Post 5563 will host a 9/11 Candlelight Service on Saturday, Sept. 11, at 7 p.m.
at the Monument on Rt. 303 and Maple in Valley City.

  • The Tunnel to Towers 5K Run and Walk will be hosted by the Medina Tunnel to Towers organization on Sunday, Sept. 12, at 8 a.m. on Historic Public Square in Medina, 93 Public Square. Register HERE.

  • An exhibit titled September 11, 2001: The Day that Changed the World will be on display at the Brunswick, Buckeye and Highland libaries through the rest of the month.
Medina County Parks Host Monarch Butterfly Event
This Saturday, Sept. 11, at Oenslager Nature Center, 6100 Ridge Rd. in Sharon Center, the Medina County Parks invite you to catch and tag monarch butterflies before they begin their long migration to Mexico. This activity, which takes place from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m, contributes to the research on declining populations. Nets will be available to borrow, and a naturalist will be at the building to identify any butterflies and tag any monarchs you catch. The event is free.

For more information, go HERE.
The Greenhouse Gathering at Boyert's
Boyert's Greenhouse, 7171 Wooster Pike Rd. in Medina is hosting on Sunday, Sept. 12, an afternoon featuring local vendors, live acoustic music, and food while strolling among the mums and pumpkins for sale. The event runs from 11 a.m. to 4. p.m.

To learn more, go HERE.
Medina County Amazing Race
Here's your chance to be in a real "Amazing Race" similar to the hit TV Show on CBS! Join the MC Amazing Race - Medina County presented by the MC Chamber Charities on Saturday, September 11. The race involves numerous challenges and events across the county encouraging fun for the whole family, corporate team-building and amusing competition! Cash prizes and a Team Spirit Award!
Registration is $155 for a team of 4. Get more info at Amazing Race!
Funds raised will be distributed to further the education of traditional & non-traditional students with scholarships, internships & grants throughout Medina County.
Match Wits 2021
Come join one of Medina County's most popular annual events - Project:LEARN's Match Wits trivia contest! Gather your team or sign up individually (you'll be assigned a team) to demonstrate who has the best trivia knowledge in Medina County! Event takes place Thursday, September 16 from 6 - 9 pm at the Blue Heron Event Center, 3227 Blue Heron Trace, Medina. Tickets are $50 each and include a full buffet dinner.
More information HERE.
Medina County Rainbow Bridge Walk
Animals bring a unique joy to our lives and the loss of a beloved pet is hard to bear. The Rainbow Bridge Walk seeks to help honor those pets and lessen the pain. The event will be held on Sunday, September 19th at Buckeye Woods Park, 6335 Wedgewood Road in Medina at 1 pm. The free event features a short memorial service, a pet blessing, interactions with other pet owners, various remembrance activites, a goody bag (first 140 entrants) and a one-mile Tribute Walk. The event is sponsored by Medina County Auditor Mike Kovack. Questions to event founder Char Arthur at . INFORMATION
Thursday, Sept. 9
  • The Medina County District Library hosts the Scribble Society, a conversation about all things writing via ZOOM. Takes place at 6:30 pm. Open to grades 4 through 12. Registration required. INFO

  • A forest therapy walk will be held at 6 p.m. at Hubbard Valley Park. This event, sponsored by Medina County Park District, is designed to help participants experience sensing, embodiment and appreciation for their relationships to the natural world. Register HERE.
Friday, Sept. 10

  • A Pancake Paddle will be held at the Chippewa Yacht Club launch at Chippewa Lake from 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. Bring your own canoe, kayak or SUP and a personal flotation device. This is a Medina County Park District event and will be led by a naturalist. Call 330-722-9364 for more information.

  • Friday Night High School Football is back! Support your local teams that are home tonight. Last week EVERY Medina County team won! That won't be the case this week with three inter-county games on tap. All games start at 7 p.m.

  • Cloverleaf at Streetsboro
  • Tallmadge at Highland
  • Buckeye at North Olmsted
  • Brecksville at Wadsworth
  • Medina at Stow
  • Toledo Waite at Brunswick
  • Columbia at Black River

  • Free Bingo at the Wadsworth Soprema Senior Center, 617 School Drive. No reservations, just show up beginning at 10 a.m. Prizes.

Saturday, Sept. 11
  • Access the Arts is hosting a final fundraiser, Yoga on the Circle, at 10 a.m. on Sharon Center Circle. The yoga class will be led by Jaime McDaniel of Roots Yoga in Wadsworth. Suggested donation is $15. Email to make a reservation or go HERE.

  • The Hinckley Community Garage Sale will be held from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Maps for the sales will be available at the old Hinckley Elementary School, 1586 Center Rd. There will not be a flea market as in prior years due to COVID concerns. Go HERE for more information.

  • Medina County Parks Healthy Dose of Nature Hike at Allardale Park, 401 Remsen Rd., Medina. Join a naturalist and volunteers beginning at 9 am to hike three to five miles at a vigorous pace. Ages ten to adult. No registration required. Free.

  • The Medina Town Hall & Engine House Museum, located at 50 Public Square, is now open Saturday mornings from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Stop in for a visit and a self-guided tour.

  • Kitten Krazy Flea Market open from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 930 Lafayette Rd., Medina.

  • Farmers Markets around Medina County
  • Farmers Market of Medina County at Medina VFW Post 5137 (3916 Pearl Rd, Medina) Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • Medina Square Farmers Market on the square (39 Public Square, Medina) Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • Main Street Wadsworth Farmers Market Saturday from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Central Intermediate School (151 Main St, Wadsworth)
  • Valley City Farmers Market Saturday from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. in front of the historic Depot Museum in downtown Valley City on State Rte. 303.
  • Brunswick Farmers Market Sunday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Heritage Farm at 4613 Laurel Rd.

  • A Swiss steak drive-thru dinner will be offered at Remsen Christian Church, 1500 Remsen Rd., from 4:30-6 p.m. Includes Swiss steak, baked potato with sour cream and butter, slaw, green beans, roll and butter and a brownie. Beverage not included. Recommended donation $12. Reservations are preferred by calling Chris at (216) 346-0204.

  • The River Styx Area Historical Society starts their monthly meetings at Guilford Township Hall, 3800 Greenwich Rd tonight. Free. All are welcome. Meetings begin at 6 pm with a pot luck dinner at 6:30 pm. Please bring a dish to share.

Sunday, September 12
  • Cleveland-based James and Madelaine MacQueen will perform folks songs through a classical lens as part of ORMACO's Heartland Concerts. The program takes place at 2 pm at HeARTland, 8187 Camp Road, Homerville. Bring a picnic, blankets and lawn chairs. In the event of rain, the concert will take place at the Homerville Community Center Auditorium, 8964 Spencer Road, Homerville

Monday, September 13
  • A History of Indigenous People event will be held from 6:30 to 8 pm at the Brunswick Library, 3649 Center Road. The Executive Director of the Cleveland American Indian Movement will lead the discussion. This event is presented in part with the Medina Diversity Project. INFO

Tuesday, Sept. 14
  • Veterans lunch at the Medina County Office for Older Adults, 246 Northland Drive, Medina. A group of friendly veterans bring their lunch and shoot the breeze for about an hour beginning at 12:30 pm. They meet outside in the court-yard in nice weather and in the dining room otherwise. No need to sign up, just stop on in! INFO

  • Senior Bowling is back in Brunswick! On Tuesdays at 1 p.m. at T&M Lanes, 1480 Pearl Road, Brunswick, seniors get shoe rental and 2 games of bowling for only $5!

Wednesday, Sept. 15
  • South Town Cruise-In. 4 - 8 pm at the Habitat for Humanity parking lot, 233 Lafayette Rd., Medina. Car show, music!

  • The Bookmobile is in the parking lot of the Homerville Grace Brethren Church every Wednesday evening from 6 p.m. to 6:40 p.m. located at 8992 Firestone Road in Homerville. More information HERE.

  • There is an Open Mic Night at Sonnets, located at 117 College St in Wadsworth. Doors open at 5 p.m. Sign Up at 6 p.m. and singing starts at 7 p.m. The kitchen will be open until 9 p.m. Coffee & Bar will be open until close. More information HERE

  • Free Pickleball lessons offered every Wednesday evening from 5:30 to 6:30 pm at Durling Park by the Wadsworth Pickleball Club. Get more information at the Wadsworth Pickleball Club on Facebook

  • Dolce at the Strand, 123 Broad St., in Wadsworth will host a makers event at 6:30 p.m. Participants will create a fall gnome welcome sign. Cost is $44. To sign up, go HERE.

  • The Fall Author Series at Medina County District Library continues at 6:30 p.m. via Zoom and will feature Preslaysa Williams, an author and actress who writes contemporary romance and women's fiction with an Afro-Filipino twist. She loves sharing her culture with readers. She is a graduate of Seton Hill University, The University of South Carolina, and Columbia University. She's also a homeschool mom in Virginia. To register for the free event, go HERE.

Live Music Performances This Weekend
Around Medina County
Many, many thanks to Dine Medina County Face Book Page for this comprehensive list of music! Click on them for outstanding local restaurant information!

Thursday, Sept. 9
Gandalf’s Pub & Restaurant - 6757 Center Rd., Valley City
Music Bingo @ 7 p.m.
**The Grille (Backyard) - 1813 Pearl Rd., Brunswick **
Karaoke @ 6:30 – 9:30 p.m.
High & Low Winery - 588 Medina Rd., Medina
Music Trivia @ 2 p.m.
The Red Onion - 522 Pearl Rd., Brunswick
Crash Coffin @ 6:30 p.m.
Riverstone Taverne – 5288 Center Rd., Brunswick
Music Bingo/Trivia @ 7 p.m.
Friday, Sept. 10
Amy’s Arbors - 6735 Center Rd., Valley City
Steve Fundy @ 6 p.m.
Blue Heron Brewery - 3227 Blue Heron Trace, Medina
The Other Brothers @ 5 p.m.
The Bucket List Family - 7511 Lafayette Rd., Lodi
Car Cruise and Music @ 4:30 p.m.
Cin Dees Place - 232 W. Smith Rd., Medina
Ball & Chain (Janis Joplin tribute) @ 8 p.m.
Filia Cellars- 3059 Greenwich Rd., Wadsworth
Greg & Jill Duo @ 6 p.m.
Foundry Social – 333 Foundry Street, Medina
Laid Back & Lazy @ 8 p.m.
Galaxy – 201 Park Center, Wadsworth
The Cover Band @ 9 p.m.
Grab N Go Beverage DriveThru & Pub – 236 N. State Rd., Medina
Doug Nichols & Ayden Ash @ 7 pm
The Grille (Backyard) - 1813 Pearl Rd., Brunswick
Karaoke @ 6:30 – 9:30 p.m.
Romeo’s OT – 1100 N. Court St., Medina
Karaoke & DJ Night @ 8 p.m.
Sully’s Irish Pub - 117 W. Liberty St., Medina
Smug Saints @ 8 p.m.
Thirsty Cowboy - 2743 Medina Rd., Medina
DJ – Country Music @ 6 p.m.
Laredo @ 9:30 p.m. Tickets required
Saturday, Sept. 11
Blue Heron Brewery - 3227 Blue Heron Trace, Medina
Greg Crowe @ 12 p.m.
Trista’s Tribute Band @ 5 p.m.
Cin Dees Place - 232 W. Smith Rd., Medina
Vinyl Arcade @ 8 p.m.
Filia Cellars- 3059 Greenwich Rd., Wadsworth
Past Time @ 6 p.m.
Gandalf’s Pub & Restaurant - 6757 Center Rd., Valley City
Delta Son & Annual Car Show @ 3 p.m.
Grab N Go Beverage DriveThru & Pub – 236 N. State Rd., Medina
Chris Tuma @ 3 p.m.
Meganne Sepka @ 7 p.m.
The Grille (Backyard) - 1813 Pearl Rd., Brunswick
Shadow of a Doubt (Tom Petty Tribute) @ 8 p.m.
High & Low Winery - 588 Medina Rd., Medina
The Scenic Route @ 2 p.m.
JoJo’s Sports Bar & Grille – 221 S. Jefferson St., Medina
Karaoke @ 10 p.m.
Medina Brewing Company - 320 South Court St., Medina
Van Ario @ 8 p.m.
Medina Eagles Aerie No. 2224 - 696 Lafayette Rd., Medina
Wanted (Bon Jovi Tribute) @ 7 p.m. Tickets required
Richman Field – 610 Wooster St., Lodi
Parkstock starting @ noon Admission required
Mister Breeze Band (Lynryd Skynyrd Tribute)
Shadows Lost
Atomic Betty (Pat Benatar Tribute)
Sudden Change
Talk of the Town (Pretenders Tribute)
Last Witch
Coop’s Nightmare (Alice Cooper Tribute)
Crucial Crue (Motley Crue Tribute)
Sully’s Irish Pub - 117 W. Liberty St., Medina
The New Barley Corn @ 8 p.m.
Thirsty Cowboy - 2743 Medina Rd., Medina
RTE 212 @ 7 p.m. Tickets required

Sunday, Sept. 12
Gandalf’s Pub & Restaurant - 6757 Center Rd., Valley City
The New Barley Corn @ 3 p.m.
Panini’s Bar & Grill – 3520 Center Rd., Brunswick
The New Decade @ 4 p.m.
News Around the County

Medina Library Features Art from the Heart Exhibition on Display

MEDINA — A new art show at the Medina Library, 210 S. Broadway, features the work of seven artists from the group Women in Art.

In a brochure from their previous August 2020 show at the library, the group of women states, “We make art for the love of art, for the happiness it brings us and to release the creative energy within.”

Work by each of the seven artists is grouped on display boards throughout the B. Smith Gallery on the third floor of the library.

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Medina, Wadsworth schools rank in top 10 in Ohio for new COVID

Forty-eight new confirmed COVID-19 cases in students in Wadsworth City Schools for the week ending Sept. 2 are the most among Northeast Ohio districts, according to state data.
That total for students was eighth-highest in the state during that seven-day period and does not include six new infections among staff members.
Wadsworth Superintendent Andy Hill said case spikes within his and most districts are generally tied to COVID-19 case incidence in the surrounding community.
"We continue to encourage people that if someone is showing COVID symptoms or if someone has to be tested for COVID, to keep your child at home from school," he said. "If it's an employee, we encourage them to stay home from work. We have this requirement for face coverings that will be in place until at least Sept. 20."

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Renderings for New Cloverleaf High School Unveiled

WESTFIELD TWP.. - Concept renderings of a new Cloverleaf High School and combined middle school were shown publicly for the first time last week.

Officials hope to welcome grades 9-12 to the facility in fall 2023 with plans after that calling for a two- to five-year construction of an adjoining Cloverleaf Middle School.

Cloverleaf Middle School, 7500 Buffham Road, will relocate to the current Cloverleaf High School, 8525 Friendsville Road, once students there have moved into the new building, which will be located just to the southeast.

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