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December, 2013 – Shop with a Cop

shopcop2013The Shop with a COP program has become an annual tradition for Medina Township Police Department that has provided joyous holidays to those in need.

Shop with a COP program works to establish and build positive relationships between police officers and the children of the community.  Children with social or economic needs as determined by social services agencies are provided a shopping experience with a police officer. Please click on the photo to the left for more details and photos.

 August 19, 2013 – Guns & Hoses:  The Battle of the Badges

On August 19, 2013 our own MEDINA TOWNSHIP Police Dept. and Fire Dept. participated in a friendly competition of the Battle of the Badges, “Guns vs. Hoses” sponsored by Quaker Steak and Lube.  This was a friendly competition to raise money for kids in need.   Anthony’s Angels, a local 501(c)3 nonprofit group, was the cause at hand. The group was established to help ill children and their families during extended hospital stays.  {..Read More..}


August 1, 2013 – National Night Out

National Night Out, which is sponsored by the National Association of Town Watch (NATW) and co-sponsored locally by Wal-Mart, involved over 15,000  communities from all 50 states, U.S. territories, Canadian cities and military bases around the world.  In all, over 36.7 million people participated expected in 'America's Night Out Against Crime'. {..Read More..}


July 29, 2013 – Rich Nester Life Saving Award – First Responders Acknowledged by Medina Township Trustees

Richard Nester, a man who nearly died after going into cardiac arrest at Bunker Hill Golf Course last month was present at the Medina Township Trustees meeting to watch our first responders receive acknowledgements by the Township Trustees.  Many of the police officers, paramedics and firefighters were there to accept awards for saving a life. {…Read More…}


July 18, 2013 – VFW Award

Medina Township Trustees invited VFW Post #5137 to their meeting on August 1, 2013 to acknowledge them for participating in our Annual Flag Day events over the past five years.  Vice Chairman of the Board of Trustees, Ray Jarrett, presented the award.  Accepting the award on behalf of Post #5137 was Sr. Vice Commander Scott Kopfstein.  Also in attendance Honor Guard Joe Hoffman and Honor Guard Vice Commander Ron Kesek.  Unfortunately Sr. Commander Jack Forster was not able to attend due to a last minute conflict.


July 28, 2013 – Medina Township Resident Wins Gold!


THURSDAY, July 4, 2013 – Medina Creative Housing – Medina Township Chief of Police Helps Medina Creative Housing Celebrate Independence Day

Medina Township’s Chief of Police David Arbogast helped Medina Creative Housing celebrate Independence Day on July 3, 2013 this year.  This marked their fourth annual Independence walk.  Medina Creative Housing is a non-profit organization that provides affordable housing and services to county residents with disabilities and their families.  The one-mile walk began on North Huntington and ended at their newly opened Medina Creative Living Pet Play site.  Everyone celebrated after the walk with a bonfire, barbecue, music, games and a fireworks display.


THURSDAY, July 4, 2013 – Annual Reserve 4th of July Bike Parade


Flag Day Award from Jon Husted

Jon Husted, the 53rd Ohio Secretary of State sent a commendation to the Medina Township Board of Trustees recognizing their 5th Annual Flag Day Celebration. In the following picture, Chairman of the Board Mike Todd read the certificate and expressed his thanks.


SATURDAY, June 8, 2013–5th Annual Flag Day Event

The Medina Township Board of Trustees would sincerely like to thank all the participants in our Fifth annual Flag Day event, held Saturday, June 8, 2013.  We were so fortunate to have a beautiful day to observe our flag. The VFW Post#5137 presented the colors.  The event included the Honorable Judge James L. Kimbler as Key Note Speaker.  William Batchelder, Speaker of the Ohio House of Representatives opened the event with the invocation and also presented the 4th grade essay contest winners with a commendation from his office.  The Medina County Community Band, (conductor Marcus Neiman) played a wonderful assortment of songs honoring our flag,  Eagle Scout Preston Bures from troop #462 led the Pledge of Allegiance, and Sr. Pastor Dr. David Tennant of United Methodist Church gave the benediction. George Santosuosso provided his fantastic Italian cuisine following the event. {..Read More..}


Medina Township Flies its own Flag Over Town Hall & Blakslee Park

Robert Erickson submitted the winning design for Medina Township’s own flag.  People were asked to submit an explanation of the meaning behind each design submitted.  Mr. Erickson’s design reflected a simple, sleek flag with blue background that pays homage to the State Flag of Connecticut as to “the original Connecticut Western Reserve” from 1796 to the Connecticut Land Company.  This is the original track of land which Medina Township was surveyed and remains today.  Next, centered on the flag, a powerful white circle with its red center not only represents the first letter of the state of Ohio’s name, but also its nickname “The Buckeye State” as is taken from the Ohio state flag. {..Read More..}


SATURDAY, April 20, 2013 “PICK IT UP”

This year’s 7th annual “Pick it Up” event held Saturday, April 20, 2013 was another success.  Clean-up efforts involved community organizations, local businesses, and individuals cleaning up selected areas of Medina Township.

This year we picked up .8 ton of trash.  This was a community effort and we would like to thank all those involved in making this happen.  Without all of you, who chose to get up early (knowing there was a chance of snow) there would not be an annual “Pick It Up” event in Medina Township.    {..Read More..}


SATURDAY, April 13, 2013 – Toss Your Trash Day

Our second annual “Toss Your Trash” event was once again a great success with over 60 residents coming through to toss their trash.   Medina Township Road Dept. Foreman, Denny Miller and his crew were definitely dressed for the rain and cold weather.  We had four 40 yard dumpsters for trash and one 40 yard dumpster for steel.  Medina Township offers this service to the residents once a year.  The hope is to have other services available in conjunction with the available dumpsters.  An idea was to have an industrial shredder next year.  If you have any suggestions, please call Laurie 330-721-1394.



I would like to extend our sincere thanks to all those who supported our 2012 “Shop with a Cop” event. Medina Township Police Department was able to buy gift cards for a total of 33 local children. After partnering and meeting up in Stow with other law enforcement agencies throughout surrounding counties, a total of 80 cruisers, 365 kids, 175 officers and many volunteer chaperones were welcomed by Walmart for an exciting shopping day.

As Chief, I value our Township Police Officers, Medina Township Fire Department, Montville Police Dept. and the many volunteers for transporting and chaperoning the kids. A special thanks to Trustee Ray Jarrett, local residents and high school students who gave up their Saturday and volunteered to help chaperone the kids. We could not have made this happen without all of you.

– Chief D.L. Arbogast.



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