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Medina County pizzeria wins All American Pizza Championship

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VALLEY CITY -- New York ... Chicago ... California. All famous for their different styles of pizza, but what about Ohio? Is there good pizza to be found in the Buckeye State?

Absolutely!

A Medina County restaurant just won "Best Pizza" in the All American Pizza Champoinship in Las Vegas. This is their fourth best pizza title.

WKYC sent photojournalist and foodie Carl Bachtel over to find out their secret ingredient, and here's what he found.

Every small town in America seems to be famous for something. Valley City, for example, is famous for jumping frogs, and ... the best pizza in America.

Samosky's Homestyle Pizzeria was represented in Las Vegas, and owner Jason Samosky brought home the gold.

The winning pizza? 

"It's a new pizza we came up with about three months ago and it's called the spinachi -- a mix of spinach, sausage, and a few surprises, like dried cranberries, sunflower seeds, feta cheese and asiago cheese. Just something totally different. With the cranberries you have your sweeter, salty with the feta. ... It went well."

Jason needs to find more wall space for his awards. This isn't his first national win. Their philly cheesesteak pizza was tops in 2005, 2006 and 2007. Customers still love it.

Competitions keep Jason and his crew on their toes.

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