Auditor Kovack's Weekend Update
January 8,  2020



Did you know you can now file select Auditor's Office forms online?  Available online forms:  Board of Revision, Destroyed or Damaged Property, Homestead Exemption Application, Law Enforcement Affidavit, Manufactured or Mobile Home Taxed like Real Property, and Owner-Occupancy Reduction Application.
Click   HERE to go to the forms.

January is National Blood Donor Month. Celebrate by donating blood and help save a life. Blood donation appointments can be made by downloading the American Red Cross Blood Donor App, visiting or calling 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) to make an appointment or to receive more information.

CAUV (Current Agricultural Use Value) applications and renewals are now being accepted and must be filed by March 2, 2020. If you have questions or concerns, please contact Deb Rollins at 330-725-9765. Click HERE for information on CAUV.

Wishing you and your family the very best for the New Year! 

Mike Kovack

"One resolution I have made, and try to always keep, is this - rise above the little things."
John Burroughs

Medina Community Recreation Center Open House 
Medina Community Recreation Center is having an Open House and everyone's invited to experience everything that the facility has to offer. The event is Saturday, January 11 from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm and it's FREE! All you have to do is bring a non-perishable food item for Feeding Medina County.

The first 300 in the door at the open house will receive a cool cell phone stand compliments of Healthy Medina County.Info.
Relay for Life Chili Cook Off 
Join the Relay For Life of Medina County on Saturday, January 11 for a chili cook off at Brunswick Recreation Center from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm.  Unlimited samples while supplies last.  Entrance by donation.  Raffle baskets will be available to win. Info or contact Kristen at 
Cooking at Cabinet-S-Top 
J oin  Executive Chef Christine Yoke, owner of Pastissima!, as she shares her expertise and skills to teach us how to make delicious dishes to share with loved ones. On Monday, January 20 from 6:00 to 8:00 pm, the first class will be all about gnocchi.  Learn to create a potato gnocchi with sage   brown butter sauce and a sweet potato gnocchi with cinnamon cream sauce.  Cost is $25 per person.  Ticket includes a small sampling and soft drinks/or BYOB. Info or call 330.239.3630. 
The 10th Anniversary Polar Bear Jump and Run/Walk  
The Chippewa Lake Lions Club will host its Polar Bear Jump on Saturday, January 25. In person registration starts at 10:00 am.  The 5K Race/Walk will start at 12:00 pm and Polar Bear Jumpers at 1:15  pm.  Info.
Recycle Holiday Lights 
Open now thru February 28th. When you're done with those old holiday lights, recycle them! The Medina County Solid Waste District is collecting broken, burned out or tangled strings of lights for recycling.Drop off unwanted holiday light strings at the Medina County Solid Waste District's Specialty Waste area located at 8700 Lake Road in Seville. Monday - Friday: 6:00 am until 4:30 pm Saturday: 7:00 am until 12:00 pm. Info.
Other Events & Happenings 
Wednesday, January 8
Natural Discoveries is an award-based series of free nature programs designed for ages seven to adult held at Plum Creek Park South, 2500 Plum Creek Parkway, Brunswick from 10:00 to 11:00 am. Info.    
Lisa Wittman, Certified in Senior Yoga , leads a Senior Yoga class. The class meets in the Healthy Corners room every Monday at 2:00 pm, there are also classes every Wednesday 3:00 pm & Friday 10:30 am The cost is $3.00 per class. Free to Silver Sneakers and Renew Active members No floor exercises are done. Info. 
Thursday, January 9 
Family Law Resources: Domestic Relations Court will not provide legal advice. Volunteer lawyers are available to answer questions regarding family law (divorce, separation, domestic violence, post decree and unmarried parentage issues) at the Legal Resource Center from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm. Attorneys may not be available after the last person is seen, so be sure to come early. Call 330-725-9742 to check for cancellations. Info. 
Blood Pressure Checks from 10:30 to 11:30 am at Medina Senior Center, 246 Northland Dr. Info.  
Dressed to Kill: The American Doughboy in WWI program at Wadsworth Public Library, 132 Broad St. from 7:00 to 8:00 pmJoin Eric Rivet, Chief Curator at the Western Reserve Historical Society, for a discussion of the World War I doughboy and get an opportunity to handle original and reproduction uniforms and field gear from World War I. Info.  
Thursday, January 10 
Full Moon Hike: Take advantage of the short winter days with a walk after dark from 6:30 to 7:30 pm. A naturalist will lead you through the park to experience nighttime sights and sounds, as well as learn a little about the moon and night vision. Ages 6 and up. No registration is required. Free. Info.
Saturday, January 11 
Human Trafficking Awareness 101: This workshop will will be held at St. Francis Xavier Parish, 612 W. Washington St., Medina, from 9:30 to 11:30 am. Co-sponsored by the Children's Center of Medina County, the Diocesan Social Action Office, the Medina County Coalition Against Human Trafficking, and St. Francis Xavier Parish. Info. 
Tales & Tails: Wadsworth Public Library, 132 Broad St., at 10:30 am. Therapy dogs and their owners visit the Library to read with children. Dogs make wonderful listeners and this is a fun way for children to practice their reading skills.  Info. 
Bend and Breathe at the Blue Heron, 3227 Blue Heron Trace, Medina from 10:45 to 11:45 am. Access the Arts, in collaboration with Roots Yoga and Barre, is hosting a donation-based hour of gentle yoga at Blue Heron Event Center and Brewery. Free babysitting will be provided, also a free mimosa and door prizes for all attendees.  Go to to register, but walk-ins are also welcome.  
Sunday, January 12 
The Notable Nuthatch: From their chattering call to their upside down tree climbing, nuthatches are birds that do things their own ways. Come learn about these ways and then take a hike in search of nuthatches in the wild from 2:00 to 3:00 pm at Wolf Creek Environmental Center, Wadsworth. All ages are welcome. No registration is required. Free. Info.  
K-9 Kapers provides dog owners with an opportunity to socialize their pets with other dogs from 3:00 to 4:00 pm at Princess Ledges Nature Preserve in Brunswick. These alternative hikes will interest both the dog and its owner while offering exercise and fun. No registration is required. Free. Info. 
Tuesday, January 14 
Intergenerations Technology Class: Tech Gadgets Show & Share presented by Soprema Senior Center at 2:45 pm. Bring those lap tops, tablets, smart phones and gadgets to class and learn how to use them. Info: 330-335-1513.     
Thursday, January 16 
Family Law Resource will be held at the Seville Library from 5:30 to 7:00 pm. In an effort to respond to the growing number of unrepresented people, Domestic Relations Court and the Medina County District Library have joined to increase access to the Court's Legal Resource Center through the Medina County Library System. Info.
Life Skills: Interviewing will be held at Wadsworth Public Library from 4:00 to 5:00 pm.This program is designed for students ages 12-18. Registration is required. Please register online. Info. 
Saturday, January 18 
Winter Re-Tweet:Feeding and watching birds is a great way to brighten up a winter day, and it's a constant source of entertainment.  Susan Hamply Nature Center, Brunswick, from 12:00 to 5:00 pm. All ages are welcome. No registration is required. Free. Info.   
Human Trafficking 101 workshop will be held at Discover Church, 1825 Reimer Rd., Wadsworth, from 9:00 to 11:30 am. Info. 
Sunday, January 19  
Photo Scavenger Hunt: Bring your camera or phone with you to this family-friendly activity where you will be challenged to find and photograph a list of things throughout Wolf Creek Environmental Center from 12:00 to 5:00 pm. All ages are welcome. No registration is required. Free. Info. 
Natural Discoveries: Surviving Winter will be held at Carolyn Ludwig Mugrage Park from
3:00 to 4:00 pm. Discover who stays active and who hibernates.  No registration is required. Ages 7 and up. Free. Info. 
Thursday, January 23 
Tales for Tots: At night when we are sleeping, there are many things taking place outside. Come to Wold Creek Environmental Center from 10:00 to 11:00 am to learn more about the creatures of the night through a story, hands-on exploration, and a short hike. For ages three to six with an adult companion. Register between December 12 and January 23. Free. Info.  
Saturday, January 25  
ACT Practice Test will be hosted by Wadsworth Public Library from 1:00 to 4:00 pm. Register to take a complete simulated ACT practice test which mimics actual testing conditions and questions in a similar environment. Test will take approximately 3 hours to complete. Register. 
Sunday, January 26 
Medina Community Band will hold their annual  Winter Concert at  Medina High School in the Middle Stage Auditorium, 777 East Union Street, from 2:00 to 3:00 pm. Info.     
Residents weigh in on downtown Wadsworth streetscape planning

WADSWORTH - Before a final plan to revamp downtown Wadsworth's main intersection is chosen, city residents are being asked to make their voices heard through a public survey.
The survey can be found online and must be filled out by Jan. 15.
Work is set to include replacement of underground utilities, safety improvements for pedestrians, realignment of vehicle traffic, sidewalk and street enhancement and alleyway beautification.

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Medina School Board closes in on architect

MEDINA - The Medina school board said it talked to five architectural firms to handle construction on district facilities and to help with redistricting.
Superintendent Aaron Sable is expected to recommend Fanning Howey, which gave a presentation Monday and reminded the board of its history with the school district.
Michael Myers, project manager for Fanning Howey, based in Indianapolis, said the firm has worked on seven of the 11 schools in the district in the past.

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Auto swap meet a family affair

MEDINA - What began as an idea passively mentioned in conversation has grown into a large-scale yearly operation for a Hinckley Township family.
The Medina Indoor Auto Swap Meet attracted roughly 2,000 attendees to the Medina County Fairgrounds on Sunday, filling up the sites community center at 735 Lafayette Road to the brim for most of the day.

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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
Search all the local job sites HERE
Private Event Sales Director - Weymouth Country Club, Medina. INFO. 
Medical Assistant- Medina County Health Department.  INFO. 
Caregiver - Griswold Home Care, Medina. INFO.
Administrative Assistant - J&M Business Solutions, Medina. INFO. 
Entry Level Software Engineer - Revature. INFO.
Delivery Driver - Courthouse Pizzeria, LLC. INFO. 
Shift Supervisor - Carrols Corporation, Medina. INFO. 
Utility Locator -  USIC, Medina. INFO. 
Manager in Training - Circle K. INFO.
Youth Soccer Coach (Part-Time) - Soccer Shots Franchising, Brunswick.  INFO. 
Dishwasher - Courthouse Pizzeria, Medina. INFO.

Administrative Assistant -J&M Business Solutions LLC, Brunswick. INFO.

Chief Income Tax Clerk-The Job Network, Brunswick. INFO.

Financial Clerk - SHC/The Arc of Medina, Seville. INFO. 

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