MCDL 2018 Summer Reading Game Experienced Record Number of Participants

Medina Country District Library enrolled over 9,000 children and teens in their 2018 Summer Reading Game. According to the MCDL, they experienced a 3.88 percent increase in children’s registrations and a 6.23 percent increase in the number of teen registrations. System-wide, teens read for 1,175,103 minutes, the equivalent of reading 24 hours a day for 2.2 years.

Jobless Claims in Medina County Lowest Since 1999

According to the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services, jobless claims in Medina County are the lowest they have ever been since 1999. The department reported that, as of the first week of September, the four-week average of Medina County residents who filed for unemployment benefits was 61. This is the first time that this average has gone below 65 since 1999. 

Medina County Public Transportation to Upgrade

The Medina County Public Transit announced that they will invest almost $1.3 million into new vehicles, radio upgrades, bus maintenance and operating expenses. The department received the $1.3 million grant from the Federal Transit Administration and has already applied for more funding that will, if received, buy cameras for each of the new vehicles. 


Beginning on Saturday, November 17, Castle Noel will offer a weekly holiday event just for kids. Elf Labs: FUN WITH SANTA will provide children the opportunity to experience the magic of Christmas through hands-on activities with a little help from Mrs. Klaus and her elves. There will be story time, crafting and even the opportunity to meet Santa Claus. This special holiday Elf Labs will be held on November 17, November 26, December 1, December 8 and December 15. For more information and to sign up, visit

Medina County Lifestyle’s 2018 Reader’s Choice Awards

Don’t forget to cast your vote in Medina County Lifestyle Magazine’s very own Reader’s Choice awards. Visit our website,, to vote for your favorite local realtor, interior designer, orthodontist, lawn care provider, fine dining restaurant and much more! All votes must be cast by 5 p.m. on November 30 and the winners will be announced in our February Reader’s Choice issue.

Tru Barre Studio and Boutique Now Open

Tru Barre Studio and Boutique is now open in their new location in Medina. Tru Barre is a unique fitness studio that specializes in Barre Fitness. Their fundamental aim is to provide a proven effective workout that someone at any fitness level can master. Participants can build lean muscle mass, increase flexibility, decrease body fat and improve their posture. Each fat-burning session is guaranteed to sculpt arms, thin thighs, tighten abs and lift your seat. With consistent practice, participants rave about the physical and mental benefits of this intense workout. It is also a safe, efficient and effective way to exercise–it’s for everyone! Visit to view Tru Barre’s pricing and class schedule, create your very own account and sign up to get your first week free!