Auditor Kovack's Weekend Update
November 6,  2019



Tomorrow, Thursday, November 7, the unveiling of
Faces of Sacrifice: Images Honoring Those Who Served will be held at 2:00 pm at the Auditor's Office. The photo gallery created by local photographer, Nick Hoeller, will be on display until December 6, 2019. We encourage members of the community to come view the gallery to recognize some of our local veterans.

Congratulations to Brunswick Girls Cross Country Team! They finished 13th in state. Senior Emily Bardwell placed 5th in state individually. Senior Colton Uber represented Brunswick in the Division I Boys race and finished 46th. 
Congratulations MHS Debate! This weekend, at Perry High School's debate tournament, one of the largest in the state with nearly 1000 student competitors, Medina students finished 7th in Lincoln Douglas Debate, 3rd in Public Forum Debate, and 2nd in Congressional Debate. Two of our students have already earned one of four necessary bids to the state championship, and the season has just gotten underway! Next weekend is Revere; after that Copley, and then our annual trip to the Princeton University Classic Invitational.

Congratulations to the Medina High School Boys Soccer Team! On Saturday they won against North Canton Hoover leading to their fourth consecutive regional crown, this one coming out of Region 1. The Bees will play St. Ignatius for the fourth consecutive season in the round of four at Brunswick tonight at 7:00 pm.

Congratulations to the Medina High School Girls Soccer Team! Their victory over Walsh Jesuit marked a Division 1 regional final win.
Have a great week!

Mike Kovack
The season for enjoying the fullness of life: partaking of the harvest, sharing the harvest with others, and reinvesting and saving portions of the harvest for yet another season of growth.
Denis Waitley

Faces of Sacrifice: Images Honoring Those Who Served  
On Thursday, November 7, 2019 at 2:00 pm, Auditor Mike Kovack, will be unveiling "Faces of Sacrifice: Images Honoring those Who Served," a gallery captured by Medina local photographer, Nick Hoeller. The gallery will be located on the third floor of the Administration Building, 144 N. Broadway St, Medina. The gallery will be on display Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 4:30 pm until Friday, December 6, 2019. A reception with light refreshments will follow. Info: call Kristen at 330-725-9143 or  
Art With A Heart For Children Auction & Benefit   
A celebration and fundraiser for The Children's Center of Medina County will take place at Blue Heron Event Center, 3227 Blue Heron Trace, Medina on Friday, November 8, 2019 from 5:30 to 9:30 pm. Tickets are $50 per person, which includes one complimentary drink, appetizers and desserts. To purchase tickets and/or become an event sponsor, please visit, or by calling The Children's Center of Medina County at 330-764-8891.
Hinckley Historical Society: Tom Batiuk 
Tom Batiuk the cartoonist/developer of Funky Winkerbean and Crankshaft will be speaking at the Hinckley Historical Society on Saturday, November 9 at 1:00 pm. The meeting will be held in the Hinckley Town Hall, 1410 Ridge, Rd. All welcome. Refreshments served. Info. 
Carrousel of Crafts  
Don't miss the 2019 Carrousel of Crafts, presented by the Wadsworth Newcomers Club on Sunday, November 10 from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. The 2019 show is bigger than ever with more than 150 vendors! Get a jump start on your holiday shopping at Northeast Ohio's favorite annual juried craft show held at Wadsworth High School, 625 Broad.
Proceeds are donated to area 501(c)(3) organizations. Buy tickets for some fantastic items from our scholarship raffle which provides a scholarship to a deserving Wadsworth senior. Don't miss the vendor raffle featuring amazing items donated by each of our crafters. INFO.
Jingle Bell Gala  
  Brunswick Rotary Foundation will hold the Jingle Bell Gala at Weymouth Country Club, 3626 Medina Rd., on Thursday, November 14 from 6:00 to 11:00 pm. Cost is $40/person.  Wonderful silent auction items along with a sit down dinner and homemade Christmas Cookies for dessert! A great way to get into the holiday spirit.  Money raised this year will not only go to needy non profits in Medina County but will be focused on making sure that no child goes hungry! For ticket information contact Marsha at
Night at the Races  
Brunswick High School Band will hold a Night at the Races on Saturday, November, 16 from 6:00 to 11:00 pm. This fundraiser for their London trip will be held a Vell's Party Center, 3526 Pearl Rd., Medina. Tickets are $50. Must be 21 & over. Info.
Other Events & Happenings 
Thursday, November 7 
The Medina County Community Fund and Medina County Women's Endowment Fund of Akron Community Foundation are hosting a grant writing workshop from 2:00 to 3:30 pm at the RPM International Lodge, 2628 Pearl Rd., Medina. Info. 
Swiss Steak Dinner will be held at Mt. Zwingli UCC, 2172 S. Medina Line Rd. from 4:00 to 7:00 pm. Info. 
Friday, November 8 
Plum Creek Assisted Living, 891 Marks Rd., Brunswick, will be hosting a CEU event from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm for Nursing Home Administrators, Nurses, and Social Workers. Info. 
The Hinckley Arts and Craft Show will be from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm on Friday, November 8 and Saturday, November 9 at the old fire station and Hinckley Town Hall, 1410 Ridge Rd. Info: Jan Smolka at 330-278-3633.   
Lunch & Program AARP Chapter will be held the 2nd Friday of each month at Moxies Grill, 700 Medina St., Lodi. Info: call 330-635-8419. 
Saturday, November 9  
A Veterans Appreciation Breakfast will be hosted by the Buckeye High School's National Honor Society from 8:00 to 10:00 am at Buckeye High School, 3044 Columbia Rd., Medina, in the cafeteria. Breakfast is free for all veterans and $5 for guests. There will be a raffle for local gift cards and entertainment provided by Buckeye a cappella and choir groups. All proceeds from the breakfast will be given to the Greater Cleveland Fisher House. Info: 330-722-8257.
Granger United Methodist Church, 1235 Granger Rd., Medina, will hold its annual Craft Bazaar and Bake Sale from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm. Lunch items will be available for purchase. Info: Roberta Gilford at 330-239-2169 or
The 8th Annual Craft Fair will be held from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm at Brunswick United Methodist Chuch, 1395 Pearl Rd. Info: 216-870-2608.
The 18th Annual Nature Art Fest will be held on Saturday, November 9 from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm and Sunday, November 10 from 12:00 to 4:00 pm at Wolf Creek Environmental Center, 6100 Ridge Road, Wadsworth. Info.  
Sharon Township Fire Department's annual Fall Fish Fry  will be held from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm. Carryout Available. Adults $11.50. Children $7.00. Under 5 free. Info: 330-239-4992.
The Friends of Chatham Township Community Center is hosting a spaghetti dinner from 4:30 to 7:00 pm at Chatham Memorial Hall, 6229 Avon Lake Rd. The dinner includes spaghetti, meatballs, garlic bread, salad, pie and drink.  You may eat in or take out is available.  Tickets are available at the door.  Info: Denise Gumbita at 330 667-2625. 
Sunday, November 10
Ohio Regional Music Arts and Cultural Outreach (ORMACO) in a private, fully staged production of the rarely performed Stephen Sondheim and John Weidman musical Assassins, produced by The Western Reserve Playhouse at 2:00 pm. Info.  
The newly renovated Medina County Vietnam Veterans Memorial ribbon cutting will be held from 3:00 to 5:00 pm. Ceremony begins at 3:00 pm followed by light refreshments. Sponsored by Medina County Veterans Services Office and the Medina Chapter #385 Vietnam Veterans of America. Info: 330-722-9368.
Monday, November 11 
Veteran's Day Open Shoot at Engage Virtual Range, 5035 Beach Rd., Suite B, Medina, free to all Veterans from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm. Info.
Tuesday, November 12
The Women's Network will host the Medina Lunch with Coleen Morlock, Co-Owner of VCS Salon and Spa at the Weymouth Country Club, 3946 Weymouth Rd., from 11:30 am to 1:00 pm. Info. 
The Cliffside Artists Collaborative is offering Art Awareness Workshops for artists, high school art students, and art educators. The November session is Cathy Welner's Watercolor Winter Floral.  Classes are $60 tuition per day. Held at Cliffside Artists Collaborative, 1921 Ridge Rd., Hinckley. Info. 
Wednesday, November 13 
Medina County Soil & Water Conservation District will host their 75th Annual meeting at Williams on the Lake, 787 Lafayette Rd., Medina. There will be an election for two supervisors from 5:30 pm to 6:45 pm, followed by a buffet dinner at 6:30 pm and our program at 7:15 pm, where we will present conservation awards for stewardship, and big tree winners. Special guest speaker, Will Rogers! Info.   
The Medina Community Band will present their annual Veterans Day Concert-"Celebrating the Patriots" at 7:00 pm, St. Francis Xavier Church, 606 East Washington Street, Medina. Info. 
Thursday, November 14 
The Brunswick AARP meets on the 2nd Thursday of most months at the Brunswick Recreation Center, 3637 Center Rd. Learn about "Fraud, Scammers and Seniors" from at 1:00 pm. Info: contact Terri at 330-225-8406.
Saturday, November 16   
1st Annual Brunswick High School Mattress Fundraiser will be held from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm. Every Purchase benefits the Wrestling Team. For more info: Text 484848 Message Brunswick19.  
Sunday, November 17  
Christmas at the John Smart House this holiday season will shine a light on women of Medina County who, along with all women, worked for their vote in the early 1900's.Popular motifs included carriages, lanterns, English ivy and elaborate fireplace mantles. Hearth and home will be emphasized.  Come and enjoy the season on Sunday, November 17th or Sunday, December 1st from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm each day.

Local artist and museum owner shows work at Medina Library

MEDINA - Local artist Elizabeth Gierosky creates pieces inspired by folk art from our continent and around the world.
Gierosky, of York Township, debuted several works Monday when her new exhibit opened at the Medina Library.
"I'm sharing what I am inspired by and I'm inspired by folk art," Gierosky said.
The exhibition will be on display through Dec.1 and includes masks, kachina dolls, molas and Voodoo flags, an art-inspired trip around the world that mimics Gierosky's travels and interests.
"I am using recycled materials for most of them," Gierosky said. "The masks are recycled materials, I have a whole case of kachinas (dolls) that are recycled materials."
The masks were inspired by African masks, but the recyclable materials did not exactly come from the recyclable bin.

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MAD Brewing coming to Foundry Social
MEDINA - There are some big happenings coming to Foundry Social.
Foundry Social, being billed as Northeast Ohio's newest and most exciting entertainment center, will have its ribbon-cutting ceremony at 4:30 p.m. Friday at 333 Foundry St. Its grand opening is Nov. 16.
On Monday, it announced the MAD Brewing Co. will launch its "guest brewmaster" concept in early 2020 at the entertainment complex, home of Foundry Social and High Voltage Karting. Making A Difference (MAD) will offer independent brewers a "guest brewmaster" opportunity to use the brewing facility and its taps to increase their awareness in Northeast Ohio.

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Low-income housing development approved in Wadsworth
WADSWORTH - A new 45-unit apartment complex for low-income renters from the Medina Metropolitan Housing Authority will move forward as planned.
The City Planning Commission granted unanimous approval for the project in October after public talks between officials and residents that sometimes grew contentious.
Santee Landing will be constructed at 451 Seville Road and will be MMHA's fourth development in Wadsworth after Mesna Apartments, Wadsworth Tower and Wadsworth Villas. Plans call for Santee Landing to be built on 7 acres of land and for the project to break ground in the spring. Construction will carry a $10.075 million price tag with most of that expected to be financed. Other funding sources include the Ohio Housing Development Assistance Program and federal low-income housing tax credits.

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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  
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