January 2019 Around Town 2

Medina Experienced High Voter Turnout in 2018 Midterm Elections

According to The Medina Gazette, voters in Medina County cast almost 75,000 ballots in the 2018 midterm elections, equating to approximately a 60 percent voter turnout within the county. This is a higher voter turnout than the state average. The Gazette also reported that Medina County “voted at a higher rate than many surrounding counties.” 

Local Veterans Receive Recognition

In November 2018, over 200 local veterans were recognized for their service with a commemorative lapel pin issued by the Ohio Hospice Veteran Partnership. The ceremony was sponsored by Hospice of the Western Reserve and Hospice of Medina County, and took place at Williams on the Lake. Lunch was served and two keynote speakers addressed the veterans and their friends and family members. 

Medina Official Joins Ohio Public Works Commission

In early November, The Medina Gazette reported that Kimberly Marshall, the city of Medina’s Director of Economic Development, was appointed to the Ohio Public Works Commission by State Senate President Larry Obhof. The Public Works Commission provides financing for local public infrastructure improvements and Kimberly will be one of its seven voting members. 

Warm Up Medina County Donates Over 700 Items

This year, Warm Up Medina County donated 751 crocheted and hand-knitted items to 12 county
agencies. This program has donated over 9,750 items to local organizations since beginning in 2004. It also allows experienced knitters and crocheters the opportunity to express their creative talents in a way that gives back to our community.