June 10, 2021

Brunswick enjoyed the musical premier of Jeff Herwig's composition "A New Beginning" last week to celebrate the (delayed) grand opening of Brunswick's new Middle School. Gary Allen also premiered his documentary on the history of the three prior buildings that were combined into the new Middle School. Middle School band directors Scott Little and Michelle Wonk collaborated on the effort along with percussion instructor Brian Bennett. If you'd like to see the documentary & hear the musical piece, click HERE.

We want to send out best wishes to Paul and Annie Bicksler, of Wadsworth, who are retiring this year. Their retirement will bring the end of the W.S. Bicksler Electric company, which has serviced Wadsworth and the surround area since 1914. Paul and Annie, thank you and your family for all your years in business!

Congratulations to our Medina County Special Olympians who earned Gold Medals last week! Ashley Shook in tennis, Lea Wilson in volleyball and Dominic Vadini in power lifting all excelled in the competition. They will be representing Ohio in the National Games next year in Orlando! Thanks to all the volunteers who made the games possible. Medina's competition is the third largest activity in the state!

Wishing you the very best for this coming week!

Mike Kovack
Medina County Auditor

A positive attitude gives you power over your circumstances instead of your circumstances having power over you.
Joyce Meyer

Enjoy motivational quotes? See more HERE!
Fair Day Run Celebrates Upcoming 175th Medina County Fair
Celebrate the 175th Medina County Fair with this run through the Fairgrounds on Saturday, June 12, starting at 9 a.m. Both 1-mile and 5k options are available.

Walk, run or do a combination of both. Both events begin at 9 a.m. All participants will receive a race T-shirt and finisher medal.

Please note that the terrain for this event will be varied (gravel, paved and dirt). No strollers or pets will be permitted inside the fairgrounds to ensure the safety of all those involved.
Event will take place rain or shine. Unfortunately, refunds will not be issued once payment is received for any reason.

We will follow local and state health guidelines for this event. Updates will be made closer to the event. Looking forward to seeing everyone there!

To register, go HERE.
The Wadsworth Farmers Market Opens for the Season on Saturday
Everything from fresh produce to sweet treats and homemade crafts will be available this Saturday, June 12, from 9 a.m. to noon when the Wadsworth Farmer's Market opens for the season.

The market is located at 151 Main Street in the Central Intermediate School parking lot in downtown Wadsworth.

For more information, go HERE.

Access the Arts Hosts Sharon Showcase on the Circle Saturday
An art and music festival for the whole family takes place Saturday, June 12, on Sharon Center Circle, 1322 Sharon-Copley Rd., from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.

The Third Annual Sharon Showcase will feature music in the gazebo all day, 60+ vendors, artists, makers, lots of food, beer and wine, and a concert in evening featuring Rachel Brown and the Beatnick Playboys, and the headliner, the Buck Naked Band.

The event is free. To view the event flyer, go HERE.
Tour or View the Medina County Parade of Homes
There are two more weekends to see the Parade of Homes model houses in person. Visit from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. on June 12, 13, 19, or 20, free of charge.

There is also a virtual option available that features all the same helpful information as the physical models.

For the map of the homes on the tour and virtual option, go HERE.
Medina County Women Veterans to be Honored
The Medina County Veterans Memorial Hall, 620 North Broadway, will host a reception Sunday, June 13, from 2 to 6 p.m. to honor all Medina County women who have served in the military. The reception follows the day after the Women in the Military tribute is recognized nationally.

The open house is sponsored by American Legion Post 202, Disabled American Veterans (DAV) Chapter 72 and Medina County Women of the Military.

Hors d'oeuvres, pastries and a variety of refreshments will be served.

Also on hand will be Ellen Rogers, Army veteran and Registered Nurse, who is the Northeast Ohio’s VA Medical Center’s Women Vets Program Manager. Rogers will be available to explain services available for women veterans at the Cleveland VA Medical Center and on an out-patient basis. Also available will be Ed Zackery, County Veterans Services Officer to provide a 2021 Veterans Benefit Handbook and answer questions as well.

To learn more, go HERE.

Red Cross Blood Drives in June
  • 06/14/2021 | 1 p.m. - 7 p.m. Medina Fire Station 1, 300 W, Reagan Parkway, Medina, OH 44256.
  • 06/30/2021 | 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. Root Candles, 640 W. Liberty Street, Medina OH 44256

  • 06/15/2021 | 2 p.m. - 7 p.m. North Side Christian Church, 7615 Ridge Road Wadsworth, OH 44281
  • 06/23/2021 | 2 p.m. - 7 p.m. Wadsworth YMCA, 623 School Drive
Wadsworth, OH 44281

  • 06/21/2021 | 1 p.m. - 6 p.m. Cleveland Clinic Family Health Center Brunswick, 3574 Center Road, Brunswick, OH 44212
  • 06/12/2021 | 10 a.m.- 3 p.m. St. Mark Church, 1330 N. Carpenter Street, Brunswick, OH 44212

For more information, go HERE.
House Built by Four Cities Compact Students
Goes up for Auction in Wadsworth
The Four Cities Compact and Wadsworth City Schools are have announced the completion of the house project at 515 Durling Dr., in Wadsworth and will be sold at a public auction on June 15 at 6:20 p.m.

The senior class project was completed by program teacher Chris Kallai and his senior high school students from Barberton, Copley, Norton and Wadsworth High Schools. The 3-bedroom ranch complete with a full basement, 2 full bathrooms, and a patio involved students working as a class independently, and at times with local subcontractors, who helped teach them correct installation skills.

Every graduating senior in the program is moving on to a job in the field (with the exception of one who is still weighing options). The house will be sold to the highest bidder. Anyone seeking more information can contact Compact Director Roger Wright HERE or call 330-335-1309 (office) or 330-472-4302.
Medina County Rec Center Hosts First Party in the Parks Event
This summer, Cleveland Clinic Medina Hospital and the Medina Rec will be hosting Party in the Park, a FREE series of activities that will take place in a different Medina City park once a week.

The first event happens on Wednesday, June 16, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Memorial Park on Homestead Drive in Medina.

Each week will have a different organized activity planned! There will art, music, games, food, and more. Times will vary each week between evenings and day time events. Go HERE to sign up and see all the Party in the Park events and locations.

Medina Park District Offers Variety of First-Aid Classes in June
Sign up for life-saving courses offered by Certified Instructor Rachel Rexroad.

June 17 Stop the Bleed – First-Aid Class
June 19 Hands-only Adult CPR
June 26 Stop the Bleed – First-Aid Class

View details and register HERE. Registration is required and space is limited. Contact the instructor HERE to register. Cost is $20 for each class.

Each participant will have his/her own training equipment to use. Current COVID precautions will be taken.
Medina Parks Launch Bug Scavenger Hunt Challenge
Visit Medina County parks this summer from July 1 to August 31 to start crossing off species on your BUGket list!

To complete this scavenger hunt-type challenge, visit the parks listed to look for large, wooden artistic representations of common bugs. With each, you will find fun and interesting facts and tips to help you search for the actual bug!

Find all ten wooden bugs, record the park where each bug was found on the challenge list, and submit your form to be entered into a raffle for one of three special BUGket Challenge prizes. Download the form HERE.

Spring Mist Farms in Brunswick Hosts Fun on the Farm Every Wednesday Through August
Spring Mist Farms, 691 Pearl Road in Brunswick Hills, offers pony rides, wagon rides and animal interaction every Wednesday through the end of August from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Cost is $5.00 per child (ages 1 - 12 yrs.); $3.00 for ages 13 - adult; Rides - $1 - $2 each. For more information, go HERE.
Live Music Performances This Weekend
Around Medina County
Thanks to Dine Medina County for this comprehensive list. Follow their page on Facebook!

Thursday, June 10
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.
The Oaks Lakeside – 5878 Longacre Ln., Chippewa
Duo Dolce @ 6:30 p.m.
On Tap Medina - 2736 Medina Rd., Medina
Donny Thompson @ 7 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, June 11
Amy’s Arbors - 6735 Center Rd., Valley City
Island Troy @ 6 p.m.
Blue Heron Brewery - 3227 Blue Heron Trace, Medina
Muddy River Project @ 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
Voodo Child @ 8 p.m.
Dolce at the Strand - 123 Broad St., Wadsworth
Jesse Smith @ 6:30 p.m.
Filia Cellars- 3059 Greenwich Rd., Wadsworth
Tim Rasor @ 6:30 p.m.
Foundry Social – 333 Foundry Street, Medina
Live Music @ 8 p.m.
Geeked Out - 1439 Town Center Blvd., Brunswick
Karaoke @ 7 p.m.
Grab N Go Beverage o DriveThru & Pub – 236 N. State Rd., Medina
Joe Husak @ 7 p.m
The Grille (Backyard) - 1813 Pearl Rd., Brunswick
Karaoke @ 6:30 p.m.
The Oaks Lakeside – 5878 Longacre Ln., Chippewa
Rich Bellanc @ 6:30 p.m
On Tap Medina - 2736 Medina Rd., Medina
Sixteen Strings @ 7:30 p.m.
Romeo’s OT – 1100 N. Court St., Medina
Karaoke & DJ Night @ 7 p.m.
Sully’s Irish Pub - 117 W. Liberty St., Medina
Greg Crowe @ 8 p.m.
Thirsty Cowboy - 2743 Medina Rd., Medina
DJ – Country Music @ 6 p.m.

Saturday, June 12
Blue Heron Brewery - 3227 Blue Heron Trace, Medina
Laid Back and Lazy @ 12 p.m.
Donny Thompson @ 5 p.m.
Cin Dees Place - 232 W. Smith Rd., Medina
Kodiak @ 8 p.m.
Filia Cellars- 3059 Greenwich Rd., Wadsworth
Greg and Jill Duo @ 6 p.m.
Gandalf’s Pub & Restaurant - 6757 Center Rd., Valley City
Lego Legros @ 7:30 p.m.
Geno’s Bar – 7091 Lafayette Rd., Medina
Suicide Blondes @ 7 p.m.
Grab N Go Beverage o DriveThru & Pub – 236 N. State Rd., Medina
Charlie Edwards @ 7 p.m.
The Grille (Backyard) - 1813 Pearl Rd., Brunswick
Ronnie Szucs @ 8 p.m.
High & Low Winery - 588 Medina Rd., Medina
Cold Blue Steele @ 2 p.m.
JoJo’s Sports Bar & Grille – 221 S. Jefferson St., Medina
Karaoke @ 10 p.m.
Medina Eagles Aerie No. 2224 - 696 Lafyette Rd., Medina
Out of Eden (Eagles Tribute Band) @ 7 p.m. *** Tickets required ***
On Tap Medina - 2736 Medina Rd., Medina
Kenny Channels @ 7:30 p.m.
Sully’s Irish Pub - 117 W. Liberty St., Medina
Loch Erie @ 8 p.m.
Thirsty Cowboy - 2743 Medina Rd., Medina
Country Dance Party @ 7 p.m.
Sunday, June 13
Gandalf’s Pub & Restaurant - 6757 Center Rd., Valley City
Jim and Eroc @ 4 p.m.
On Tap Medina - 2736 Medina Rd., Medina
Tommy Lee Thompson @ 5 p.m.
Panini’s Bar & Grill – 3520 Center Rd., Brunswick
Other Brothers @ 4 p.m.
Thursday, June 10
  • Join the Medina County District Library staff for books, rhymes, songs and fingerplays! All children and their caregivers are welcome. This event is from 10:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Zoom. Register HERE.

  • That Place For Teens, at 1480 Pearl Rd Unit 9 in Brunswick, is hosting a Life Hacks for High Schoolers Meeting from 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Learn how to communicate better with parents, siblings, teachers, a girlfriend/boyfriend and more. This is a casual, small-group setting and is very interactive. 

Friday, June 11
  • Join the Cub Scouts of Saint Ambrose by the Barn on our Parish Campus (929 Pearl Rd, Brunswick) as they kick off the summer with some family fun from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. The evening will start off with a game of kickball behind the barn, followed by scout activities. The evening will end with some popcorn and a showing of Wall-E in Hilkert Hall. So, don't forget to bring a blanket and/or some chairs. Call Carla Karla, Committee Chair, at 216-401-7263 or email ckarla2@icloud.com for more information.

Saturday, June 12
  • Beginning at 10 a.m. is the Virtual Relay for Life - American Cancer Society Relay. Join us for opening ceremonies and Relay with us for 24 hours. The theme is Hollywood & the Movies Relay On! If you are a cancer survivor or know someone who is, please email at medinarelay08@aol.com or visit this website for more information.

  • The Village of Lodi will host a Paper Shred Day for Village Residents from 9 to 11 a.m. The shredding truck will be located at the Lodi American Legion Hall, 120 Bank St. Residents may bring up to three boxes or bags of paper to be shredded at no charge. Cardboard is not accepted and you do not have to remove staples. Please do not get out of your car.

  • The Flea Fest Opening Weekend in Medina is from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. A modern outdoor market for merchants & makers alike is at 220 N State Road. Flea Fest will be your new summer weekend plans, with 50+ vendors, food trucks, bands, and more, you won't want to miss out on our opening weekend.

  • The St. Mark Lutheran Church in Brunswick, located at 1330 N Carpenter Rd, is hosting a Red Cross Blood Drive from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Visit redcross.org to register.

  • Fat Bob's Cruise-In at Brunswick's Laurel Square is from 4 p.m. to dusk. Music starts at 3 p.m. and plenty of restaurants are available. Known formerly as "Carney's World Largest Un-Organized Cruise In" and located at the corner of Pearl Road [US 42] and Laurel Road in Brunswick, this cruise-in is sponsored by Fat Bob's Pizza. More information HERE.

  • Encore Drive-In Nights featuring Florida Georgia Line with special guests Nelly and Chase Rice will air at the Blue Sky Drive-In Theater on Broad Street in Wadsworth at 9:15 p.m. This never-before-seen show was recorded live, exclusively for this one-night only event. More information HERE.

Sunday, June 13
  • Brunswick Historical Society’s Farmers Market is back from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Most of the same vendors are returning as well as some wonderful new folks. Come join the fun at 4613 Laurel Road

  • The Medina County Plant Sale is having early entry from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. at 5230 Rustic Hills Drive in Medina. With each ticket purchased you will be entered into the raffle drawing held at 2:00 p.m. Proceeds from ticket sales will be donated to Rahab Ministries to assist in rescuing victims of human trafficking. More information HERE.

  • Spencer Village will have its first outdoor concert of the season from 6:30 to 8 p.m. in Firestone Park on North Main Street. Bring lawn chairs and enjoy the music of Scott Alan, the Island Doctor, in the gazebo.

Monday, June 14
  • There will be a Veterans Appreciation Night at the Thirsty Cowboy at 2771 Medina Road. The event begins at 6 p.m. Enjoy food, fun, great speakers, and honor our men and women who have served our country.

Tuesday, June 15
  • Jurassic Mountain, at 2789 Medina Rd in Medina, is hosting a Tactical Nerf Night from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. for ages 13 and older. Choose from our High End Rival Nerf Guns and play several game plays throughout the night including Death Match, Last Man Standing, Zombie, Teams, and more all night for just $30. If interested, RSVP on Facebook HERE.

Wednesday, June 16
  • The Hornet Dash 5k Run/Walk and Kids' Fun Run begins at Highland High School, located at 4150 Ridge Rd in Medina, at 7:30 a.m. in person with a virtual option. Participants can run on their own or part of a team to raise funds for scholarships. Register HERE.

Thursday, June 17
  • A free, drive-thru barbecue dinner event will take place at Life Care Center of Medina, 2400 Columbia Rd., from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. Drive up to the facility and receive a take-home meal with dessert. Call 330-483-3131 or email HERE to make a reservation.
News Around the County
Special Olympics Ohio Medina Invitational returns to Medina High School

MEDINA - For the past 38 summers, the Special Olympics Ohio Medina Invitational has brought together athletes from 11 counties to compete in events including track and field, cycling, power lifting, bocce ball, volleyball and tennis.

Like nearly every gathering last year, that streak ended due to COVID-19.
More than 200 Special Olympics athletes from Medina, Summit, Portage, Stark, Tuscarawas and Cuyahoga counties returned to in-person competition June 4-6 at Medina High School.

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Music, documentary celebrate Brunswick middle schools

BRUNSWICK - It’s not every day that one gets a chance to attend a world premiere of a musical composition.

That’s exactly what happened Friday (June 4) when “A New Beginning” debuted at Brunswick Middle School, preceded by a documentary about the history of the three Brunswick City School District buildings that are now blended into one state-of-the-art middle school.

All of it was the idea of band director Gary Allen. Introducing the video, Allen said that when he learned that the three schools would merge into one, he had an idea about creating an original piece of music that eighth-grade students could perform for the new school’s grand opening in 2020.

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Downtown parking improvements moving along in Wadsworth

WADSWORTH - Resurfacing as part of a $400,000 downtown Wadsworth parking lot improvement project should be completed in late summer to early fall.

The existing lot is located off Watrusa Avenue between College and Mills streets, with surfaces having deteriorated to the point of being cracked and worn with gravel and patches of grass covering large areas.

Improvements have been a city goal for multiple years with construction experiencing delays due to the coronavirus pandemic and related economic worries. City Public Service Director Robert Patrick touched on the matter Monday, saying that needed electrical infrastructure work has just been completed.

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