Previous Events, Photos and Videos (please click on photos to view more photos):
SATURDAY, June 8, 2013–5th Annual Flag Day Event – details coming soon.
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.
- Peggy Jarrett (this is the first year Trustee Ray Jarrett was unable to help but his wife Peggy was a Godsend) Thank you Peggy.
- Medina Township Road Department staff – THANK YOU for all your efforts in helping prepare ahead of time, picking up the filled bags and the follow up work you do behind the scenes, EVERY YEAR! (I know there is no such thing as secret “Fairies” who appear in the night and make all this happen)
- Medina Township Fire Department – Thank You Chris Shuster and each fire fighter who was there to help.
- Chief Arbogast for making sure everyone is safe, and answering my radio calls when I couldn’t get through to the Fire Dept.
- Trustee Ken DeMichael, his daughter Antonia and son Dominic jumped right in and picked up numerous bags of trash on East Point and Stonegate Drive.
- Chairman of the Board of Trustees, Mike Todd, who, after giving a brief speech, was right out there with everyone filling bags of litter. Thanks Mike, you should have stayed for lunch though, it was delicious!
- Sgt. Todd Zieja for taking pictures from the cruiser.
Of course thanks to Home Depot, Wal-Mart, Gionino’s, Antonio’s, Panera Bread and Sanitary Engineer Dept. Central Processing Unit for supporting this event every year. Our new supporter went over and above donating over 300 wings this year, thanks Alex!
The level of community involvement Saturday speaks volumes on the quality of the people and businesses of Medina Township and our surrounding community.
SATURDAY, April 13, 2012 – 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.
SHOP WITH A COP – 2012
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.
MONDAY, JULY 23, 2012 – COUNTRY KIDS CAMP
Chief Arbogast visited Country Life Kids Camp. Not so sure the parents and counselors were all that thrilled about the mess that was created but the kids sure did have a good time learning about forensics and how to retrieve fingerprints. (click on any of the pictures below for more pictures from the day at Country Life Kids Camp)
SATURDAY, JULY 7, 2012 – COPS FOR KIDS WITH AUTISM
COPS 4 KIDS with Autism, Third Annual Poker Run (click on the pictures below for more pictures of COPS 4 KIDS with Autism event)
WEDNESDAY, JULY 4, 2012 – MEDINA CITY PARADE
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WEDNESDAY, JULY 4, 2012 – MEDINA RESERVE BIKE PARADE
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WEDNESDAY, JULY 4, 2012 – RESERVE MASONIC COMMUNITY
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SATURDAY, June 2, 2012
ABC’s of Summer Safety – Medina Meadows hosted its annual public safety event now known as ABC’s of Summer Safety. Medina Township Police Department participated in this informational community event for school age children and their families. This event focused on preventing and protecting children from some of the leading causes of child injury. For the last six years, the Medina Township Police Department has participated with Medina Meadows in safety events. To view more photos, click on the photo to the left.
SATURDAY, May 12, 2012
This year’s 6th annual “Pick it Up” event held Saturday, May 12,2012 was another success. Clean-up efforts involved community organizations, local businesses, and individuals cleaning up selected areas of Medina Township. Volunteers were offered breakfast while Chief Arbogast gave a brief safety review and Trustees Mike Todd and Ray Jarrett thanked the people for supporting our Township. They returned for a pizza lunch in the afternoon after a hard morning’s work of picking up trash throughout the Township. Please click on the photo at left for more details and photos.
Sunday, April 15, 2012
The Western Reserve Masonic Community is located on Nettleton Road right here in Medina Township. On Sunday, April 15, 2012 Residents of the Western Reserve Masonic Community, along with Masons from chapters all over the state, gathered to celebrate the ground breaking of a new unit that will house Alzheimer’s patients, who are in need of a secure unit.
Speakers at the dedication were State Rep. Dave Hall and Grand Master of Ohio Kevin B. Todd. Kicking off the event was the presentation of the colors by the members of the Grand Commandry Knights Templar, who were wearing their full uniforms and three-cornered feathered hats.
The new dementia unit, which will be known as the Memory Care Center, will have 24 beds and be totally self-contained. The unit will be built in a rear field on the Masonic Home’s property and be connected to the main building by a walkway.
In anticipation of the ground breaking, the Ohio Masonic Home had started a capital campaign, with an anonymous donor willing to match every dollar raised. The Medina facility is estimated to cost around $3.5 million.
In December, it was announced a $400,000 donation toward the project was given by the family of Medina resident and longtime Mason Willard “Steve” Stephenson, who died in 2008 at age 99. To view the photos from the ceremony, please click on the photo at left.
THURSDAY, April 19, 2012 – MOCK DISASTER DRILL
Medina Township Police and Fire Departments along with Medina City, LST and Medina General Hospital participated in a Mock disaster drill on Thursday, April 19, 2012. About 8:30 a.m. these agencies responded to 4087 Medina Road to assist “victims” of a mock tornado that ripped through an AT&T utility building.
During the approximately two-hour exercise, four people simulated having various injuries, including chemical burns to the eyes and body, breathing problems and nausea, said Christina Fazio, director of the county’s Emergency Management Agency. About 40 people participated in the exercise as victims, responders, evaluators and scenario designers.
By being proactive and preparing for disasters, we increase our awareness to events or situations that may occur in our community. The mock event helps us identify better ways of handling things in the future should such situations arise. To view photos from the drill, please click on the photo at left.
AUGUST 16, 2011 – Medina Township Auction Held at the Road Department
FEBRUARY 29, 2012 – FRACKING FORUM
Information on the Fracking Forum held February 29th can be obtained by clicking the photo below. The information includes news articles and videotapes of the meeting.