June 29, 2016

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Medina Twp. replaces 40 ‘disfigured’ signs

MEDINA TWP. — Brand new signs will welcome residents and visitors to the township, with trustees hoping that they will help others identify the community.

The signs read “Welcome to Medina Township Founded 1818” in black and red lettering against a white background.

Dennis Miller, roads department foreman, reported to the trustees at a recent meeting that his depart­ment replaced all of the old signs and installed several signs in new locations. He said his crews put them up over several days, when­ever they had time.

“They were so disfigured,” said trustee Sally Gardner of the old signs Thursday. Weather and van­dalism had destroyed many of the old township signs.

She said the new signs “put a good face on the community,” and said she hopes they last at least 10 years.

The approximately 40 new signs cost about $1,600 and were made by Oliver Signs and Designs in Liverpool Township, Miller said. They also adhere to new state guidelines regarding reflectivity and will shine brighter than the old ones when headlights hit them.

Gardner and trustee Ray Jar­rett said the signs’ design was selected with input from resi­dents who attended regular trustee meetings early this year.

Locations of the new signs include state Route 18 and Windfall Road, Fenn Road east of Marks Road, and Marks Road.

“Hopefully it will help peo­ple identify which township they’re in,” Gardner said.

Contact Kaitlin Bushinski at (330) 721-4050 or kbushinski@medina-gazette.com.