The Interior Design Issue

Wood, metal, earth. That's how I describe the kitchen I renovated many years ago. The cabinets were a rich cherry, the hardware a burnished stainless steel and the flooring -- ouch -- an earthy, but unforgiving, slate that wreaked havoc on my lower back whenever I stood in the kitchen for any length of time – which was often.

Around Town

Medina County Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, the county's official humane society, purchased a 13-acre property in Seville with the help of more than $400,000 in donations from the community. As moving day approached, the community rallied to foster the animals so they weren't subjected to the stress of moving. Several families grew so attached to their…

Designing Women

In addition to their interior design business, Katie and Julie have a well-stocked storefront gift shop, managed by Julie. "We like to carry gifts you’ll love to give, gifts you’ll love to get,” says Julie, “We try to keep it light and offer many gifts with a bit of wit. We enjoy when customers come in and laugh all the…

Stage Your Home For Sale

Staging your home for sale is one of the most important first steps in the home-selling process.

Nine Things To Know 
Before You Build Your Dream Home

We asked the experts for the most important things to think about when building your dream home: Mike Burianek, president, and Katie Frichtl, operations manager of Modern Home Concepts of Wooster, as well as Katie Heinz, president and senior designer of Interior Design Studio of Medina. Modern Home Concepts is a leader in building beautiful energy efficient homes, designed to…

Room With A View

Ready to remodel or finish the interior of your newly purchased home? It’s the perfect time to think about how to dress your windows. Coordinating your windows with the colors, textures and look of your room’s furnishings may be an intimidating thought, but working with a trained expert from the beginning will result in a beautifully decorated room. You may…

What’s New In Kitchen Renovation

Kitchen renovation tends to top most homeowners' wish lists. The kitchen is where life happens from homework to family dinners to late night girl talk over a glass of wine. Willie Stamper of Wolff Bros. Supply Kitchen, Bath, & Lighting Showroom took some time to discuss the latest and upcoming kitchen trends. Willie has been with the Wolff Bros. Showroom…

In the studio with Tom Batiuk

Medina County resident Tom Batiuk is the award-winning creator and illustrator of the syndicated comic strip Funky Winkerbean, which debuted in the Elyria Chronicle-Telegram daily newspaper in 1972. Today, the strip is syndicated in more than 400 newspapers nationwide. A character from the Funky series, Ed Crankshaft, soloed in his own strip in 1987. Tom writes and Chuck Ayers illustrates…

Main Street Medina Annual Meeting

Medina's Mayor Dennis Hanwell joined members and guests at Main Street Medina's annual meeting in January at Main Street Café. In 2015, the non-profit increased the diversity of shops in Medina's historic district, presented special events such as Candlelight Walk and International Fest, and generated over $1 million for Medina. MainStreetMedina.com Photography Nancy Johnson

Donna’s Picks

Are you plagued with chronic pain or headaches? Have you tried everything to find a cure with no relief? You are not alone -- I was right there with you! I also have struggled with migraine headaches and chronic pain. I couldn’t do the things I enjoy and was tired of the unwanted side effects from prescription drugs. I had…