September 16, 2014

Medina
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City of Medina may abandon effort to buy Masonic Temple

Medina's Masonic Temple, 120 N. Elmwood Ave., was built in 1924. The building, along with the attached theater, 139 W. Liberty St., was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2002. (FILE PHOTO)

An unexpectedly high counter offer has Medina officials reconsidering their offer to buy the Masonic Temple. On the agenda for tonight’s Finance Committee and regular Council meetings is an ordinance that would withdraw the city’s offer. At Council’s Nov. 25 meeting, the mayor was authorized to pay up to $250,000 for the Masonic property at Read More…

Several Medina officials begin second term

A packed rotunda turns out to see the oaths of office administered to newly elected city officials. Councilman Mark Kolesar, 3rd Ward, is sworn in for his third term.  (GAZETTE PHOTO BY PAMELA J. MILLER)

The New Year welcomed several familiar faces back to Medina City Hall for new terms. On Monday, city officials took the oath of office for the next set of four-year terms. Sworn in before a packed rotunda were Mayor Dennis Hanwell, Finance Director Keith Dirham, Councilman Brian Hilberg, 1st Ward, Councilman Mark Kolesar, 3rd Ward, Read More…