September 18, 2014

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Medina County judge marries 10 couples on Valentine’s Day

MEDINA — Whether Valentine’s Day is just a Hallmark holiday or the most romantic day of the year, the romance was flowing at the Medina County Courthouse on Monday.

Ten couples chose to get married by Common Pleas Judge John J. Lohn on the holiday, and his courtroom was decked out in pink hearts and streamers for the occasion.

Common Pleas Judge John J. Lohn performs a Valentine’s Day marriage ceremony Monday for Jayme Tvorik, 26, and William Mitchell, 28, of Brunswick, at the Medina County Courthouse in Medina. To Mitchell’s left is his best man, Tony Minadeo. Lohn married 10 couples on the holiday. (GAZETTE PHOTO BY JENNIFER PIGNOLET)

Common Pleas Judge John J. Lohn performs a Valentine’s Day marriage ceremony Monday for Jayme Tvorik, 26, and William Mitchell, 28, of Brunswick, at the Medina County Courthouse in Medina. To Mitchell’s left is his best man, Tony Minadeo. Lohn married 10 couples on the holiday. (GAZETTE PHOTO BY JENNIFER PIGNOLET)

One of the couples, William Mitchell, 28, and Jayme Tvorik, 26, of Brunswick, said they are planning a large church wedding but wanted to get married officially before Mitchell deploys to Afghanistan with the National Guard later this year.

The future wedding “will give me something to keep my mind on while he’s gone,” Tvorik said.

After almost 20 years in each other’s lives, as friends and significant others, the high school sweethearts said it was about time to tie the knot.

“It’s always been Jayme and Will,” Tvorik said. “We don’t want to be with anyone else.”

She said her three kids, Jayden, 8, Tyler, 7, and Rylie, 2, have always had Mitchell in their lives and were counting down the days to the wedding.

Lohn officiated at their ring ceremony in front of their families and said they were “great kids” who were truly in love.

He called Valentine’s Day his favorite day at work and presented each couple with a cake that was baked by his wife and decorated by court employees.

Contact Jennifer Pignolet at (330) 721-4063 or jpignolet@medina-gazette.com.