New Assistant Director at MCDL

In early August, Medina County Library District welcomed Julianne Bedel as their new Assistant Director.  Bedel has worked in libraries since she was fifteen and is a member of the American Library Association and the Ohio Library Council where she serves in leadership roles and on committees.  Prior to MCDL, Bedel was the Director of Barberton Public Library for more than a decade. 

Children’s Center of Medina County Expands to New Facility

The Children’s Center of Medina County is currently in the process of readying their new facility at 724 E. Smith Road. According to The Medina Gazette, the nonprofit organization recently outgrew its facility at 200 Highland Drive, and subsequently purchased a 2,000-square-foot house with plans of expanding it to 5,200 square feet over the next few months. The center provides a safe space for children who have been abused and neglected, and relies solely on grants and donations to provide programs and services. 

Wadsworth Alum Places 15th in CrossFit Games 2018

From August 1-5, 2010 Wadsworth grad, Amanda Barnhart, competed in one of the hardest competitions known to man: the CrossFit Games. She put both her mental and physical strength to the test, completing four days of intense exercises including a marathon row (that’s 26.2 miles or 42,195 meters on a rower), countless burpees, rope climbs and a handstand walk across an obstacle course. Barnhart finished 15th among her fellow female competitors. 

Medina County District Library Wins 2018 Library Innovation Award

In August, the Medina County Library District was presented with the 2018 Library Innovation Award for its GED Testing Center. This comes only one year after MCDL became an official GED testing site. Within it’s first year, the testing site offered six different test dates and 34 test sessions were completed, demonstrating that public libraries can play an essential role in their communities.

All Decked Out on October 18

All Decked Out is a unique boutique shopping experience that will feature vendors that offer clothing, jewelry, accessories and skincare products, providing the opportunity for attendees to get a head start on their holiday shopping. Among the vendors will be Noonday Collection, J&K Lake Erie Beach Glass, LuLaRoe, Peace Eagle Clothing, Agnes and Dora, JK Gift Shop, Peach and many more. The event will be held on Thursday, October 18, from 4:30-8:30 p.m. at Buffalo Creek Retreat in Seville; beginning at 7:30 p.m. will be a fashion show from participating vendors. Tickets for All Decked Out are $25 advance and $30 at the door. Each ticket includes one drink and light appetizers. All proceeds will benefit The Children’s Center of Medina County.

Cleveland Clinic Ranked No. 2 Hospital in Nation

The Cleveland Clinic was ranked the No. 2 hospital in the nation by the U.S. News & World Report’s “2018-19 Best Hospitals” for the third year in a row. They were also ranked No. 1 in cardiology and heart surgery for the 24th consecutive year and No. 1 in urology for the second consecutive year. Cleveland Clinic also ranks among the top five in the nation in 12 specialities, including gastroenterology and GI surgery, nephrology, rheumatology, orthopedics, pulmonology, neurology, diabetes, endocrinology, cancer, gynecology and geriatrics.