Northside Christian Church just relocated to it's gorgeous new building, but they still have the same small church feel. Their pastor is friendly and knowledgable. The worship music is uplifting and they have a terrific children's ministry. Their preschool is one of the best around to give your little ones a Christ-centered start. Definitely check it out if you're looking for a place to get involved and feel at home.
Valleyview Chapel in Wadsworth is a big church with a beautiful building. However, we found the church to be lacking in substance. There are many members, but we had a hard time finding a place to fit in. To us, the pastor didn't necessarily preach, just talked. Overall, we didn't get a very good vibe from the place and felt like outsiders despite our best attempts to get involved.
Ruby Memorial is an excellent hospital. My mom recently had major surgery done here, with great results. The surgery waiting room staff was courteous, making sure to update us when updates were available. The facilities were clean and accommodating throughout the hospital. The doctors did a great job and my mom came home the next day. I am grateful to the doctors at Ruby Memorial and thankful to the staff for making our day more bearable.
If you are looking to make some quick cash by selling your antiques or collectibles, visit this establishment first. They will sell your items for you on ebay, the worldwide auction marketplace. They know the ins and outs of the business and can get you the best price for your item.They handle large estates or single items, and are professional and personable, taking care of every last detail, including researching, taking photos, collecting payment and shipping. They offer a great service and are good at what they do.
Icandi graphics offers great services for your printing needs. They do simple jobs, like making copies, as well as bigger jobs such as brochures, pamphlets and other specialty requests. I wanted to get photos printed on a shower curtain, and they were the only place in town that would accommodate my strange request. They did it beautifully and I constantly get asked "who made your shower curtain?" They have a friendly staff too.
Trendy Threads is a new store in Wadsworth. They sale only name brand clothes (like American Eagle, Old Navy, etc...) for rock bottom prices. You'll find like new Abercrombie jeans for less than $10, or a new with the tags on Express Blazer for $25. They have shoes and clothes for the entire family, including children. They also carry toys and baby items, as well as a few household offerings. The store layout is unique and spacious and the owners are friendly. Check it out if you're looking for something new to wear to an upcoming holiday party, or just want to treat yourself a little.
Kennywood Park is a great place for a day of family fun! Their roller coasters are awesome (we love the Steel Phantom!) and the other rides are fun too. They have rides and games for all ages, and you can't beat the location. Whether you live in Pittsburgh, Wheeling or Steubenville, Kennywood is just a short drive away! Go for a day, or stay in a nearby hotel for a few days of high energy fun!
The Times Leader is a small paper that packs a lot of heart. You won't find much national news, but you will find all the local news you need. The writing is good, not the best, but thoughtful and intelligent. The paper has an in-depth regional section, which includes dates and activities for nearby areas. The Times Leader also boasts a great sports-writing team. While it isn't the biggest area paper, its a great paper for those who want local stories.
When I attended college in Westerville, Great Harvest was a weekly stop for my roommates and I. We'd buy a loaf (mound) of bread to share. Each variety we tried was delicious. We especially loved the whole wheat bread. And, you get a free slice every time, so that's an added incentive, as if they need it! Now, everytime I make a trip back to town, I stop by for a loaf. Their prices are good because you get a lot of bread, and their varieties are the best around.
I attended Otterbein College from 1996-1999. My bachelor's degree wasn't the only thing I took away from OC. I also gained a sense of confidence in myself and abilities, thanks to this small school. They have numerous academic programs, but what sets OC apart from other school is its active student life. There are organizations and clubs for virtually every interest, and students are even active on the board at the college. The diversity at Otterbein is impressive too, considering it is such a small school. I highly recommend this school to anyone wanting to be exposed to cultural diversity while they achieve academic success.