November 26, 2020

Happy Thanksgiving! I think it's clear to everyone that 2020 has been a difficult year. It's often said that we cannot control what happens to us in life.....that we can only control our reactions. On this Thanksgiving Day I hope you remember and concentrate on all the blessings we have in our lives and appreciate that things will be getting better in 2021!

Congratulations to Medina High School senior Lucy O'Cull who has been named the Student of the Month for December!

Congratulations to Outstanding 4-H seniors Sveta Post and Zander Throckmorton who were recognized as the recipients of the Stephen Joseph Memorial 4-H Scholarship for 2020!

Sandra Hinkle, Executive Director of Feeding Medina County, was recently recognized by Medina Sunrise Rotary with a prestigious Paul Harris Fellowship. Congratulations Sandra!

Medina County Parks District volunteer David Harrison was recently honored with the Ohio Parks & Recreation Association's 2020 Outstanding Citizen Award! Congratulations David!

Wishing everyone a safe and satisfying Thanksgiving!

Mike Kovack
Medina County Auditor

Community Action Wayne/Medina
Assistance Programs
Community Action Wayne/Medina is now scheduling for its winter crisis program. The agency also offers car repair assistance.   
Community Action is also offering Home Relief Grants for residents who are behind on rent, mortgage, and water and/or sewer utility bills. For appointments, call 330-461-9333 or visit

Medina County Fair Holiday Lights
Medina County Fair will begin its annual holiday lights display on Friday, November 27 and run until December 30. Please try to have the exact money due to enter the lights (no loose change). If paying by check, a phone number and driver's license number is required on the check. You pay at the time you arrive, no pre-pay required.
There will be no public restrooms available.There will a drop-box at the end of the lights for letters to be dropped off for Santa.

Cost to enter:
  • Cars - $10
  • 15 passenger vans/small buses - $20
  • Bus - $60
Please enter off West Smith Road. Info.
Medina County Park District Self-Guided Hikes

Take an easy walk to get out into nature this holiday season! Medina County Park District is offering self-led hikes for the holidays with a variety of different topics and themes. From Seasonal Discoveries to Gingerbread Journey and Yule Lads, there are hikes available for all ages. Info.   

Holiday Magic on Main Street
Main Street Wadsworth warmly welcomes the community downtown this Christmas season for Holiday Magic on Main Street!
Throughout November and December, visitors are invited to shop and dine in downtown Wadsworth to support small businesses.

Thursday, 12/3 5:30 to 8:30pm
Thursday, 12/10 5:30 to 8:30pm
Friday, 12/11 5:30 to 8:30pm Saturday, 12/12 10:00 to 4:00pm
And Thursday, 12/17 5:30 to 8:30pm

Enjoy strolling downtown, shopping local, dining local, and celebrating the Christmas and Holiday season in the historic Wadsworth square!
"Old School" Building Auction Fundraiser

Brunswick Area Historical Society will be auctioning a number of items that have been generously donated by vendors at their Farmer's Market and many other local artists, crafters and business people. Auctions will run for 1 week with new items every week for the duration of the event. Payment may be made by credit card online by using the checkout function or by cash or check when picking up the item. Info. 

Community Mask Distribution
Community Mask Distribution from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm on Friday, December 4 open to all Medina County residents. The county is giving away free non-medical, disposable face masks to residents in a drive in format. Locations: Brunswick Fire Station #1, 4383 Center Rd., Medina Fire Station #1, 300 W. Reagan Parkway, Wadsworth Fire Station #2, 338 Weatherstone Dr., and all Medina County District Library Locations and Wadsworth Library will have mask available in their lobbies.
Friday, November 27
Brunswick Center and Medina County Office for Older Adults will have weekly Zoom Bingo at 10:00 am. RSVP to

Saturday, November 28
Shop Small Saturday in Wadsworth between 10:00 am and 5:00 pm. Info.

Shop Small Saturday in Medina between 10:00 am to 6:00 pm. Info.

Monday, November 30
Soprema Senior Center presents virtual program Holiday Tree Decorating with Transitional Design at 10:00 am. Info contact or 330-335-1513.

Medina County District Library will have virtual family story time at 10:30 am. Info.

Tuesday, December 1
Medina County Dog Licenses for 2021 are available. Licenses must be renewed by January 31. Info.

Brunswick Center and Medina County Office for Older Adults will have weekly Zoom Bingo at 1:00 pm. RSVP to

The Medina County Young Farmers and Ashland/Wayne Young Ag Professionals will hold their 4th annual Ag Toy Drive from 5:30 to 8:30 pm at Eichel's Christmas Tree Farm in West Salem. Info.

Wednesday, December 2
Brunswick Center and Medina County Office for Older Adults will have virtual games available from 10:00 to 11:00 am. To RSVP contact or

Friday, December 4
Medina County Office Older for Adults is looking for donation items to place in our gift bags for Meals on Wheels recipients. 225 of each item is needed. Items include holiday cookie or cake mixes, puzzle books/pens, coloring books/pencils, small holiday crafts, $5/$10 gift cards. Contact Jenny at regarding donations.

Medina County District Library will have GED test at Medina Library at 11:00 am. Info.

Saturday, December 5
Medina County Farmers Market will be at Medina VFW Post 5137, 3916 Pearl Rd., from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm. Info.

Medina County District Library will have a virtual Winter Wonderland event from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. Info.

The Spencer Historical Society & Spencer Beautification Committee will be holding their annual Christmas Tree lighting ceremony from 6:00 to 7:00 pm.

Monday, December 7
Leadership Medina County Excellence in Leadership Awards will be held at 6:00 pm. The community nominates leaders that are recognized for giving back and using their leadership for the greater good of Medina County.Info.

The Soprema Senior Center presents Senior Fitness Class with the Village of St. Edward at Wadsworth via Zoom at 11:00 am. RSVP to or 330-335-1513.

Tuesday, December 8
Brunswick Center and Medina County Office for Older Adults will have weekly Zoom Bingo at 1:00 pm. RSVP to

Medina County Park District will have an online introduction to Winter Bird Feeding Basics from 1:00 to 2:00 pm. Info.

Wednesday, December 9
Hospice of the Western Reserve will have a virtual volunteer training from 1:00 to 4:00 pm. Info.

News Around the County

Medina County restaurants making Thanksgiving manageable

Throughout the pandemic, restaurants have found creative ways to keep both their businesses afloat and customers happy and fed.

One of those ways being large-serving, family-style meals that can be picked up at restaurants.

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DeWine asks for no fans at winter sports events; OHSAA clarifies parents can attend

After Gov. Mike DeWine’s remarks regarding no fans at winter sporting events on Tuesday, Ohio High School Athletic Association executive director Doug Ute sent an email to member schools superintendents, principals and athletic administrators to clarify.

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Medina's Merry and Bright Holiday Mart goes virtual this year

If you’re looking for a unique gift and are concerned about entering a brick-and-mortar store during the current spike in COVID-19 cases, consider checking out the Merry and Bright Holiday Mart, a virtual shopping experience brought to you by Bloom Event Planners.

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