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6/19/2014 - West Side Leader
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By Staff Writer

Rockynol expanding Rehabilitation, Health Care Center

Rockynol Retirement Community broke ground on a major expansion of its Rehabilitation and Health Care Center June 17.
Rendering courtesy of Rockynol Retirement Community
WEST AKRON — Rockynol Retirement Community broke ground on a major expansion of its Rehabilitation and Health Care Center June 17.

The expansion, with a project cost of $4.9 million, includes the addition of private, Medicare-certified rooms; advanced therapy resources; rehabilitation and disease management programs; and comprehensive kitchen enhancements that will include cook-to-order meal services and full-service, restaurant-style dining.

Upon completion in fall 2015, the Rehabilitation and Health Care Center at Rockynol will accommodate 81 short- and long-term guests in private suites and semi-private rooms, and also include common areas.

“Our guests are in charge,” said Rockynol Administrator Dean Palombaro. “We’re their partner in wellness, and their stay will fit their lifestyles.”

The center’s therapy gym will include advanced equipment such as an occupational therapy bathroom and kitchen areas where guests practice day-to-day tasks.

“Our expertly trained, attentive therapists and staff really are the heart of the addition. Guests will work with certified therapists on speech, mobility and other daily tasks,” Palombaro said.

Nurses and therapists will evaluate each guest and create an individualized rehabilitation plan for the most comfortable, effective recovery possible, according to Rockynol officials.

“We’re preparing our guest for a successful, confident return home after hospitalization for illness, injury or surgery,” Palombaro said. “Our guests just want things back to normal. Our team and our advanced therapies will get them there.”

Rockynol is located at 1150 W. Market St. Call 330-867-2150 or visit www.rockynol.org for more details.


Property tax bills due by July 11 in Medina County

MEDINA COUNTY — Medina County Treasurer John Burke announced that 68,815 tax bills have been mailed to property owners in Medina County. The official due date for these property tax bills is July 11. Burke noted that the total amount of real estate taxes billed this year is nearly $253 million.

“My office has made a variety of payment options available to taxpayers for their convenience,” Burke said. “We have streamlined the process to include online payments through our website at www.medinacountytreasurer.com.”

Taxpayers may pay online with an electronic check, credit card or PayPal account, including PayPal’s “bill me later” service.

Payments may be made in person at Burke’s office at 144 N. Broadway St. in Medina from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Mondays through Fridays. On the due date of July 11, the office will be open until 6 p.m. Property owners should bring their entire tax bill. Payments may be made with check, cash or credit card. Visa, MasterCard and Discover are accepted over the counter, but American Express is not accepted over the counter. A convenience fee will be assessed by the vendor for online payments.

Tax payments that are mailed must be postmarked no later than July 11 to avoid a 5 percent penalty; payments made after July 22 will be assessed a 10 percent penalty.

24-hour drive-up drop boxes are available at:

  • Treasurer’s Office, County Administration Building, 144 North Broadway St. in Medina;
  • Brunswick City Hall, 4095 Center Road; and
  • Wadsworth City Hall, 120 Maple St. in Wadsworth.

For more information, call the Medina County Treasurer’s office at 330-725-9748. 


Second half 2013 real estate tax bills due July 18

SUMMIT COUNTY — Second-half 2013 real estate tax bills have been mailed, according to Summit County Fiscal Officer Kristen Scalise.

The closing date for payment is July 18, with the exception of military personnel. Property taxes are deferred for military reservists on active duty. For an application, call 330-643-2641 or visit www.fiscaloffice.summitoh.net.

There are several ways to make payment:

  • Payments can be made in person at the Summit County Fiscal Office, Treasurers Division, on the third floor of the Ohio Building, 175 S. Main St. in Downtown Akron.
  • Payments can be mailed and must be U.S. postmarked by July 18 to avoid the statutory 10 percent penalty for late payment.
  • Payments can be made at banks that participate in the Regional Tax Collection System. A list of participating banks is included on the tax bill.
  • Tax bills can be paid online or by phone through Official Payments Corp. Taxpayers will need their parcel number on-hand. To pay taxes online or by phone, go to www.fiscaloffice.summitoh.net/index.php/on-line-tax-payments.
  • Cash payments can be made through MoneyGram. To locate a MoneyGram site, visit www.OfficialPayments.com/locate or call 800-MoneyGram.

Real estate tax bills can be accessed at www.fiscaloffice.summitoh.net and choosing the “Property Tax & Appraisal” link.

The Tax Installment Program (TIP) again is available. Homeowners who pay their real estate taxes directly to the Fiscal Office but cannot pay the full second-half amount due can avoid late-payment penalties by enrolling in the TIP. To be eligible, all taxes and assessments must be current. The deadline to sign up is July 18. Call 330-643-2869 for details.

The Fiscal Office also continues to offer various plans to assist in the payment of delinquent taxes. Any taxpayer who is delinquent should call 330-643-2600.

Taxpayers who have not received a tax bill by July 18 should call 330-643-2588, email the Fiscal Office at summittreas@summitoh.net or visit the website to print their own bill.


Stephanie Kist contributed to these reports.

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