Auditor Kovack's Weekend Update
September 11,  2019


Your auditors office has just finished up the
2019 State Mandated Reappraisal
and, yes, values are going up.  The average increase across the county is about 12.5% for residential properties with the cities averaging in the 15% range.  Every property owner will be mailed a postcard with their old and new property values over the next month with more information.

As you review your property values, please keep in mind - we aren't able to tell you what your taxes are going to be next year.

We won't receive the new tax rates from the state until late December.  Please keep in mind, as property values go up due to state mandated reappraisals, the tax rates goes down, or are rolled back.  As a very general estimate, taxes go up about 2.5% for every 10% increase in value.  This doesn't take into effect any new levies or a number of other factors, but it normally is much less than what people are anticipating.

Should you have questions about the reappraisal or your specific value, the easiest way to have these addressed is by contacting us online.  Otherwise, you can call us toll free at 844-722-3800, extension 9754.  You can also stop in at our offices in Medina anytime between 8 am and 4:30 pm Monday through Friday.  Lastly, you can attend an informal hearing.  PLEASE BE ADVISED you may have long wait times at informal hearings.  We would strongly advise you to take advantage of the other ways of making your concerns known.  Thank you for your patience!
Hope you have a great week!

Mike Kovack
"Fall has always been my favorite season. 
The time when everything bursts with its last beauty, as if nature had been saving up all year 
for the grand finale."
Lauren DeStefano, Wither

2019 Medina Band Show 
Come enjoy the 23rd annual Medina Band Show presented by the Medina Band Parents Association on Saturday, September 14 at Ken Dukes Stadium in Medina beginning at 7:00 pm. This non competitive show features talented bands from local schools, including Highland HS, Wadsworth HS, Medina HS, and AI Root MS. Info: contact or visit 
Rainbow Bridge Walk 
Come pay tribute to the life and memory of your pet at Buckeye Woods Park on Sunday, September 15 from 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm. Join us in the remembrance activities, memorial service,  tribute walk and refreshments. Bring your current pet on a non-retractable leash to take part in the pet blessing.  For more info, to submit a tribute and pre-register, visit WALK.   
Weymouth Day 
47th annual community-wide lawn sale on Saturday, September 21 at 9:00 am. Stop at the historic 1925 Weymouth School at 3314 Myers Road to see current exhibit, watch local crafters at work, and enjoy a rooter float.  Vendors selling food, fresh fruits and vegetables, lemonade, etc.  Rain or shine. INFO.  
Walk to End Alzheimer's  
The Medina County Walk to End Alzheimer's is Saturday, September 21 at the Medina Community Recreation Center, 855 Weymouth Road, Medina. Registration starts at 8:30 am; ceremony at 9:30 am; and walk at 9:45INFO.  
MC Amazing Race 
Medina County Chamber Charities annual fundraiser will be held on Saturday, September 21 at 8:00 am. The starting point for the 3rd annual race is WINGZ Sports Grill, 1061 Pearl Road, Brunswick. INFO.
DogFest Cleveland 2019 
Join the fun at DogFest Cleveland, a community-based walk and festival that brings dog lovers together for a cause on Sunday, September 22,  from 1:00 - 4:00 pm. INFO: call 330-416-4760.  

Other Events & Happenings 
Thursday, September 12   
A Free Mental Health First Aid Training Course is being offered at Western Reserve Masonic Community, 4931 Nettleton Rd, Medina, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm. Info: Jessica Miles at 330-722-9364 or  
The Brunswick Girl Scout Service Unit is having an information and sign up night, 6:30 to 7:30 pm, Brunswick Library, 3649 Center Rd.  Info: Maggie at or  
Steel Magnolias presented by the Wadsworth Footlighters, September 12-15, Thursday through Saturday at 7:30 pm and Sunday at 2:30 pm, Concordia on Sumner, 970 Sumner Parkway, Copley. Tickets.  
Friday, September 13  
The Hands Foundation will hold a reverse raffle and Freaky Friday Sock Hop at 5:30 pm at Pearlview Rehab and Wellness Center, 4426 Homestead Drive, Brunswick. Info: 330-225-9121.
Saturday, September 14   
The Medina Needlework Guild is holding its 37th annual Needle Art Show at Brunswick Community Library, 3649 Center Road. Info: Call Linda at 330-220-6971 or Fran at 330-483-4134.
The 4th Annual Christine Garton Memorial Charity Softball Tournament will be held at Weatherstone Fields, 1404 Reimer Road, Wadsworth from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm  Info. 
Sunday, September 15 
The 3rd annual Canine Costume Contest-Butterfly Release
at Heritage Farm, 4613 Laurel Rd, Brunswick, 11:00 am to 12:00pm sign in. Info: Sam at 330-441-0292 or
Medina County 4-H Alumni Picnic, Letha House West, 5800 Richman Road, Spencer, 12:00 pm to 3:00pm. Info.  
Free Basic Family Genealogy Course hosted by the Spencer Historical Society at Spencer Municipal Building, 109 North Main Street, Spencer, 1:00 pm.  Info: (440) 322-7164 
Monday, September 16
BEETALK. Talking about Bees. This time, weather permitting, visit the bees at the A. I. Root Homestead, 623 W. Liberty St, Medina. Then, relax and listen and watch the events from The International Beekeeper's Meeting, 6:30 pm. Info: Kim at 330-722-2021 or
Tuesday, September 17 
Learn how to eat right on a budget with the OSU Extension Office Nutrition Classes presented by the Medina County Office for Older Adults, 9:30 am - 10:30 am. Info: Jenny at 330-723-9514 or
A workshop on Techniques for Successful Dementia Care Interactions will be held at Medina Senior Center, 246 Northland Drive, Medina, 1:30 pm registration, 2:00 to 3:00 pm workshop.
Info: Jenny Kiousis at 330-725-9177.   
Wednesday, September 18  
Music at The Lodge: Steve Madewell,The Lodge at Allardale - 141 Remsen Road, Medina, 7:00 to 8:00 pm. Enjoy a relaxing evening in the park with free, live musical entertainment. Info: Nancy at 330-335-1513 or 
Friday, September 20 
ParTake Kitchen ribbon cutting and Grand Opening , 236-A North State Rd, Medina. Info: Laura at 330-461-9998 or  
Dining for the Arts: Wine Tasting & Five Course Italian Dinner by Chef Bryant, Danbury Senior Living, 3430 Brunswick Lake Parkway, Brunswick, 6:00 pm.
Saturday, September 21  
Step back in time and experience six stories of historic Liverpool Township during the 2019 Spirit Walk at Mill Stream Park in Valley City, 6:00 to 8:30 pm.
A Taste of Italy presented by Median County Senior and Adult foundation. This spaghetti dinner where will benefit the Medina County Office for Older Adults. 4:00 - 7:00pm at 246 Northland Dr., Suie G-20, Medina. Info: call 330-461-1763. 
Don't forget to register online or by mail for the first ever Brunswick Trivia Night from 6:00- 11:00pm at Diamond Event Center, 1480 Pearl Road, Brunswick . Info.   
Medina Veterans Hall Golf Outing begins at 7:30 am, Bunker Hill Golf Course, 3060 Pearl Rd. Medina. Info.
Sunday, September 22    
Hosted by oncology staff members from Cleveland Clinic Medina Hospital, Raising Hope One Glass at a Time wine tasting at The Corkscrew Saloon. 811 W. Liberty Street, Medina, 1:00 - 5:00 pm. Proceeds from the event are used to improve patient care and outcomes. Info or  call 330-721-5941. 
Monday, September 23   
The Browns Blues: Hear veteran sports columnist Terry Pluto as he shares the cause of the Cleveland Browns' headaches and heartaches of the last two decades at the Brunswick Library, 3649 Center Rd, Brunswick, 6:30 pm. Info. 
NYC firefighter shares memories at Medina 9/11 5K
 MEDINA - New York City firefighter Billy McGinn was one of 2,974 people who died as a direct result of the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, with those close to him believing he was around the 12th floor of the World Trade Center's north tower when it collapsed at 10:28 a.m.
His nephew and fellow New York firefighter, Thomas DeAngelo, spoke Sunday morning at Medina's seventh annual Tunnel to Towers 5K - one of many runs held around the country each year that benefit initiatives for military veterans, first responders and Gold Star families.
DeAngelo, speaking in Medina for the fifth time, pulled up his shirt sleeve to reveal a tattoo of his uncle's name and badge as he remembered where he was when he heard of the horrific situation that awaited McGinn and others as they made their way toward the towers.

Read the rest of Jonathan Delozier's story at
Parking deck construction temporarily limits spots
WADSWORTH - A proposed  roundabout at the corner of state Route 57 and Seville Road will be discussed at 7 p.m. Tuesday in a public meeting.
The talk will be held at Wadsworth City Hall, 120 Maple St., with city officials sharing further details on the project, which will be funded at least partially by the Ohio Department of Transportation. Planners expect work to be carried out sometime over the next two years.
City Service Director Robert Patrick previously said a roundabout would be the safest option and best for traffic movement in the intersection.
Patrick also has said the city wants the engineer to hear residents' questions and concerns as the project will coincide with an ODOT project to replace a bridge over Blockers Run Creek, just south of the 57 and Seville intersection.

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Medina County Historical Society hosts nostalgic look at the Nifty '50s 
MEDINA, Ohio -- The 1950s were nifty -- and they are verging on historical these days.
The Medina County Historical Society celebrated the decade at its monthly membership meeting Monday (Sept. 9) at the A.I. Root Co. Community Room on West Liberty Street.
Janet Bird of the Lorain County Historical Society offered a very entertaining, nostalgic look back at the Nifty '50s to a group of 35 members and guests.
Bird, dressed in a black sweater set and gathered skirt topped by a red silk scarf knotted at the neckline, picked up her black rotary dial phone and proceeded to talk to an invisible friend on the other end of the line.
The audience first learned that her previous "party line," shared by neighbors, was now a private line.  
Read the rest of Mary Jane Brewer's story at 

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  
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CAFETERIA COOK, MEDINA CITY SCHOOLS-  High school diploma or equivalent is required. Apply at Medina City Hall, Medina Civil Service Office, 132 North Elmwood Avenue, Lower Level, between 8am and 4pm, Monday-Friday. Deadline to submit an application is September 19, 2019INFO
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