Timeline

1978

First Female Firefighter

Betty Tomko began her public service career just east of Twinsburg in Aurora, Ohio. In 1978, Betty broke a gender barrier that once seemed so prevalent, she became the first firefighter, paramedic, and fire inspector in the history of Twinsburg:…
1978

Blizzard of 1978

No mere snow squall or winter gale, this storm was known to those who witnessed its icy wrath as “The Great Blizzard”. The front slammed the region, dropping the mercury to dangerous lows and pumping out snow to incredible heights.…
1980

Brownberry Bread Fires

The smell of warm, freshly baked bread might be one you normally associate or even imagine wafting from the ovens of a Brownberry factory. This pleasant scenario, however, was not the one that unfolded during the morning hours of October…
1996

Community Theatre

For the vast majority of the three communities two hundred years of existence there was a lack of local theatre in the area. That all changed in December 1996, when the Twinsburg Youth Theatre debuted with a production of Babes…
2002

Tornado Outbreak, 2002

The potential for a storm to spawn a tornado peaks during the heat of summer. Mother Nature decided to mix things up however, when on November 10, 2002 Ohio was rocked by an unusually late tornadic outbreak. News stations around…
2008

Joshua Miktarian, Police Dept.

Violent crime is almost non-existent in the three communities. According to statistics compiled by the FBI there were only ten violent crimes committed in Twinsburg in 2012 (the latest stat compiled). This makes the tragic and senseless events of July…
2011

Twinsburg High School Girls Basketball Mini-Dynasty

The pride of Twinsburg High School athletics is the girls’ basketball program. From 2011 to 2013 the Lady Tigers parlayed hard work, determination, and great skill into a mini-dynasty, reaching the Division I state finals, three years in a row,…
2015

Cost of Freedom, 2015

Like so many family-oriented, close-knit communities, the three communities are proudly patriotic. Twinsburg is the perfect locale for hosting an event honoring our veterans and safety service.  In September 2012, a postcard was delivered to the Twinsburg Historical Society from…