From the farm 
to your fork.

As a lifelong Medina County resident, I have always assumed that agriculture was important to our local economy. However, I had no idea that it was our number one industry. I learned a lot about the processes and hardworking people that take our foodstuffs from the farm to your fork, and I think you will enjoy learning about this evolving…

November 2016 Around Town

On December 31, 2016, a position will become available on the MCDL Board of Trustees. Advocates of the library should consider applying for this seven-year term. Board members are volunteers that must also serve on committees, which will meet throughout the year. Board meetings take place on the third Monday of each month.

Where There’s a Will, There’s a United Way

“Everyone at United Way comes together for one common thing—they love working and living in Medina County,” says Board Member Carrie Park. United Way of Medina County is truly a gem in terms of what they do. By networking with local organizations, they address local needs by providing funding to more than 17 programs designed to improve lives, strengthen communities,…

November 2016 Parting Thoughts

In college, I was required to take a colloquial-type class centered on conducting and discussing research. I was assigned to debate on why plastic bags are more environmentally friendly than paper bags, and I protested relentlessly. With a twinkle in her eye, my professor asked, "Have you done your research, or are you believing what you have seen online? Do…

All About Agriculture

“This is the time of year when people are thinking of Thanksgiving, and they do more thinking about their food than any other time of year,” says John Fitzpatrick, Organization Director of the Medina County Farm Bureau. With food on so many minds, it is also the ideal time of year to dispel misconceptions about agriculture. Fitzpatrick, it turns out,…

We Love Laser Therapy

Luciana McCartney has always had a passion for holistic health. However, she would not discover her passion for laser therapy until she was searching for the best way to help her husband quit smoking several years ago.

The Benefit of Clean Beef

“If you eat better, you feel better,” said Hendrick Leibrandt, owner of Destiny Farm. For the past three years, Destiny Farm has been raising grass-fed, hormone-free cattle. “There was a higher demand for cleaner, healthier meat. More people were turning to locally grown, local shops, wanting to know where products came from. I had already been exposed to the market—I…

What About the Watershed?

In March of 1913, Ohio experienced the worst natural disaster in its history as a state. Three days of heavy rain resulted in a flood that destroyed thousands of acres of farmland and killed over 450 people. Damages were estimated at $143 million, which equates to over $13 billion in today's currency. The Ohio State Legislature enacted the Conservancy Act,…

Spotlight on State 8

When folks in Medina county head off-road, they usually head to State 8 Motorcycle and ATV first. State 8 has been a leader in the ATV and UTV business longer than any other dealer in the county and also boasts the most popular and innovative brand: Polaris. Whether you're looking to get a job done with a workhorse UTV on…

Make Your Day at Medina Made

Josh has been actively working at Medina Made for the past year, and he loves him job. "I've been involved in Medina Made for about a year now. I get to run the register and I get to clean up after the customers. I restock the shelves, plus we stencil and paint pictures for Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas. Those are…

Thanksgiving Tips

Tip #1: Rustic chic is in! Katie Heinz, designer and owner of JK Gifts and Interior Design Studio, is up-to-date on the latest and greatest interior design trends. This Thanksgiving, consider playing with a rustic chic theme. Start with an autumnal palette—rusts, oranges, and burgundies can be spiced up with bursts of lime green. Accent these colors with bursts of…