Reader's Choice 2019

Best Cosmetic Surgeon: Dr. Nicholas H. Papas of SummaHealth

Best Dentist: Wadsworth Family Dentistry

Wadsworth Family Dentistry has been family-owned and operated since 1988. They are geared towards caring for the whole family and their mission is to provide high quality, patient-centered dentistry in a relaxed atmosphere. Their experienced and friendly team take great pride in serving Wadsworth and the surrounding communities, as well as keeping your smile healthy and beautiful. You can trust your smile with them. They provide a wide range of dental procedures and services, including teeth cleaning/exam, fillings, crowns and bridges, root canals, extractions, dentures, Invisalign and more.

A message from Wadsworth Family Dentistry: "We are so grateful to have generations of loyal families, patients and friends. This nomination is such an honor!"

1374 Reimer Road, Wadsworth, OH 44281


Best Chiropractor: Dr. Mark Stubbendieck of StubbendieckChiropractic and Rehabilitation Centers Wadsworth

The Doctors at Stubbendieck Chiropractic and Rehabilitation Centers of Ohio are dedicated to providing natural pain relief solutions and patient-specific health and wellness care plans. At their Wellness Centers in Medina and Wadsworth, they identify and address the cause of your problem, not just the symptoms, and offer a variety of natural treatments. These treatment plans are geared to help you heal, prevent and preserve your musculoskeletal system to have better mobility your whole life.  

With gentle chiropractic adjustments, nerve interference is removed and organ function and overall physical well-being are restored. Stubbendieck Chiropractic and Rehabilitation Centers specialize in injury rehabilitation, adult health and long term wellness, pregnancy and pediatric development,  to enhance lives by building the foundation for a healthy body and wellness-focused life.  

197 N. Pardee Street, Wadsworth, OH 44281


Best Dermatologist: Dr. Helen M. Torok of Trillium Creek Dermatology & Surgery Center

Few places in the country offer the quality care, innovation and state-of-the-art procedures that are available at Trillium Creek Dermatology & Surgery Center. Trillium Creek Dermatology is your solution for any skin concern, as they offer world-class general and pediatric dermatology, cosmetic procedures, skin cancer treatment and Mohs surgery. If you are suffering from any skin condition, our dermatologists can work with you to determine the correct plan of action to treat your condition so that your skin once again looks its best. Along with the new Brunswick office opening Fall 2020, Trillium Creek is conveniently located in Medina, Wooster and Wadsworth. Trust your skin to "The Skin Experts."

5783 Wooster Pike, Medina, OH 44256


Best Home Builder/Remodeler: Chippewa Stone

Chippewa Stone is a locally-owned and operated family business. They specialize in design, fabrication and installation of granite countertops as well as a variety of other natural stone and manmade options. They offer quality installations and provide their customers with a vast array of product choices: granite, quartzite and marble along with engineered quartz. They believe that the beauty and durability of granite is unmatched by any other product, its appearance is timeless and adds value to any home or commercial setting. The Chippewa Stone design staff will help you choose your slabs at their indoor warehouse or work with a local distributor to find your perfect material. Then the template, fabrication and installation teams will take necessary steps to make sure your one of kind countertop is expertly cut, fabricated and installed with a beautiful finished look. Chippewa Stone takes pride in offering our customers a beautiful product along with a quality installation at an affordable price.

4930 Chippewa Road Unit F, Medina, OH 44256


Best Interior Designer: Interior Design Studio

Built on creativity, collaboration and unparalleled service, the Interior Design Studio experience is focused on crafting the ideal environment for each client. With over 40 years of combined design practice, their highly skilled and accredited interior designers are equipped to undertake projects of any size including both commercial and residential. 

They offer numerous services and products, which allows their team to prepare turnkey packages. The in-house Client Design Resource Center provides thousands of unique fabrics, hundreds of custom furniture lines and accessories for your home or business.

Maintaining lasting relationships with clients is a core principle of The Interior Design Studio. Whether designing living rooms, remodeling a kitchen, or executing a ground-up build, the interior design team focuses on providing amazing service to their clients, often forging a lasting bond and friendship between the designers and their clients.

207 S. Court Street, Medina, OH 44256


Best Landscaper/Lawn Care: JTS Landscaping

JTS Landscaping has been serving Medina County for over 25 years while preserving an impeccable reputation. They are a family-owned business with over 125 years of combined experience in landscaping, hardscape, holiday lighting and maintenance. They create lasting customer relationships by treating their clients with the utmost care and respect. The JTS design team is incorporated in each step of the process to ensure customer satisfaction in every job.

A note from the JTS team: "We would like to extend our gratitude for being voted ‘Best Landscaper/Lawn Care Provider’ in Medina County Lifestyle’s 2019 Reader’s Choice Awards."

9751 Wooster Pike, Seville, OH 44273


Best Realtor: Shawn Belle of Keller Williams Realty

Shawn Belle, a realtor with Keller Williams Tri-County Properties, specializes in making the home-buying and selling process stress-free and fun for his clients. Shawn has a strong belief in relationships over transactions, meaning he values the relationships he is able to build through his business more than anything else. This has been the key to his early success in his real estate business. 


Best Heating/Cooling/Plumbing: All Weather Heating and Cooling

For more than 21 years, All Weather Heating & Cooling has been serving Medina County residents. They are a four-time Presidential Carrier award-winning HVAC company, locally-owned and family operated! All Weather truly takes pride in what they do and will always go above and beyond to ensure their customers feel like family. All Weather is full service HVAC company, offering residential service, equipment replacements, new construction installs and even commercial service. The All Weather team makes it their goal to have clients for life. They stand behind every system installed as if it was equipment in their own home.

30641 Center Ridge Road, Westlake, OH 44145


Best Day Spa/MedSpa: Reflections Hair Studio and Spa

Reflections Hair Studio and Spa is an upscale salon that has been in business for over 23 years. They offer personalized massages, relaxing manicures and pedicures, as well as deep cleansing seaweed facials to help to restore elasticity and cell renewal. Some of their new services include lash lifts and microblading. Their stylists are educated in the newest hair trends in haircutting, balayage and highlights. Each of their staff members pride themselves in offering great customer service making their clients’ needs their number one priority. 

3605 Medina Road, Medina, OH 44256


Best Financial and Wealth Management: Mark Dorman of Dorman Legacy Advisors

Best Fitness Center: Accelerated Fitness Medina 

Accelerated Fitness serves the Medina County area as a unique family-owned full-service gym. They offer a passionate approach to the world of fitness through years of experience with nutrition and personal training. They specialize in working one-on-one with their members to get them to their health and fitness goals with personalized training and nutrition plans. A membership to the gym includes a free consultation with one of their expert trainers and a wide array of group exercise classes. Childcare is also offered at a small additional monthly fee. Stop in for a guided tour today!

2736 Medina Road Ste 103, Medina, OH 44256


Best Hair Salon: VCS Salon & Spa

VCS Salon & Space provides a calm and peaceful oasis, offering a full range of massages, manicures and pedicures, makeup services, body waxing and spray tanning to complement its hair care services.

“We strive to create an upscale atmosphere that’s not uptight. We also make it a point to exceed our customers’ expectations,” VCS owner, Coleen, says. “Customer service doesn’t seem to mean much anymore, but here it does. We always tell our guests not to expect the norm.”

VCS employs a staff of 39 that includes a massage therapist, aesthetician, stylists, nail technician and support staff. Before hitting the floor, all stylists must pass through a rigorous six-month to one-year training program. And in the last two years, the main salon has undergone a complete renovation.

“We are ingrained in the community and connect with residents and other businesses,” says Coleen. “It’s all about the connections we have made over the past four decades—not just with our clients but with other local businesses and the community. We really believe in supporting each other and shopping locally in Medina. When you shop local and use the businesses here, it not only improves the local economy but it also provides Medina with a sense of well-being.”

410 S. Court Street, Medina, OH 44256

(330) 723-3998

Best Jeweler: Thurber's Jewelers

Thurber's Jewelers has been one of the most trusted names in Northeast Ohio since it opened in 1988. In fact, some of their current customers represent multiple generations of families that have been customers since the store opened. Thurber's is family-owned and operated by Tom and Brenda Koosed, who live in Wadsworth. From engagement rings to their custom jewelry, every piece in Thurber's is handpicked for its timeless beauty and artful design. They also offer other services such as custom CAD design, in-house jewelry repair, full-service watch repair and many financing options.

115 High Street, Wadsworth, OH 44281


Best Boutique: JK Gift Shop

Established in 2007, JK Gift Shop is located in the heart of Historic Medina Square. Owners and sisters, Julie McNabb and Katie Heinz, enjoy filling its shelves with witty and unique merchandise. With a great selection of on-trend fashion, baby gifts and home accessories, the positive atmosphere and upbeat attitude of this store keep customers coming back. They make frequent trips to Atlanta and New York to discover new and exciting products so there's always something fresh and fun to see. Whether you are searching for that perfect wedding shower idea or just browsing for a cute gift for yourself, they want you to enjoy the shopping experience. They have also recently expanded and opened a second location in the Wooster Historic Downtown area. 

207 S. Court Street, Medina, OH 44256 


Best Insurance Agent: Dan Hunter of Hunter Insurance

Dan Hunter is pleased to have been voted best insurance agent in Medina County Lifestyle’s Readers’ Choice competition. He insists, however, that this really should be an award for the entire Hunter Insurance staff. “With top-notch players at every position, we’re essentially an all-star team,” Dan states. “I look good because our team is good!”

Independent and locally-owned, Hunter Insurance has served the auto, home, business and life insurance needs of its clients since 1962. The agency provides policyholders with close, personal attention and is proud of its small-town roots which anchor a tradition of integrity, trust and continuity.

703 N. Court Street, Medina, OH 44256


Best Retirement Community: Western Reserve Masonic

Western Reserve Masonic Community is nestled on 229 picturesque acres in Medina. It is a full continuum retirement community that offers beautifully appointed single-story garden villa homes, independent living apartments, as well as assisted living, memory care, post-acute care, rehabilitation and skilled nursing care that provides a spectrum of healthcare services. Western Reserve Masonic Community is a vibrant community that ignites an active lifestyle and empowers those who are young at heart. 

4931 Nettleton Road, Medina, OH 44256


Best Fine Dining: Thyme2

Chef and proprietor, John Kolar, of Thyme2 is known for his innovative style, big flavors and warm smile. A Medina County guy with a degree from the Culinary Institute of America, Chef Kolar, with his wife and business partner, Kathy, bring refinement and class to Medina’s fine dining scene.

Thyme2 has an exciting, seasonally changing menu that is presented by knowledgeable and well-trained staff. The culinary team’s attention to detail, expertise and use of locally sourced ingredients when possible is evident with each dish. They offer fine dining upstairs or a relaxing pub atmosphere with an open kitchen concept downstairs, serving what many consider the best burgers and wood-fired pizzas that Northeast Ohio has to offer.

113 West Smith Road, Medina, OH 44256


Best Casual Dining/Sports Bar: P.J. Marley's Restaurant & Pub

Located on the square in Historic Downtown Medina, PJ Marley's Restaurant & Pub is a casual eatery with a focus on fresh, housemade burgers and food. Their burgers are locally-sourced from Medina and Lorain County and hand-pattied with their unique blend of seasonings. They have won numerous awards for their food, including best burgers, best chicken sandwich, best fries and best chili in Medina County.

P.J. Marley's is located in the old Key Bank Building built in 1891 on the north side of Medina's Historic Square. They have 13 beers on tap as well as root beer, a wide selection of craft beers, wine and spirits.

119 Public Square, Medina, OH 44256


Best Veterinarian: Animal Medical Center of Medina

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