September 2, 2014

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Medina mayor to give State of the City address before chamber

Dennis Hanwell

Mayor Dennis Hanwell will stress the ways the city has been working to make Medina a great place to do business during his State of the City address today. Hanwell said he will detail how the city has appropriated $13 million worth of industrial infrastructure improvements from 2011 through 2015, but declined to provide specifics Read More…

Medina Township trustee interviews to be public

Medina Township trustees plan to conduct public interviews in October with candidates for Trustee Michael Todd’s seat. Trustee Ken DeMichael said Sunday he and Trustee Ray Jarrett have been accepting resumes since Aug. 19 after they received Todd’s letter of resignation, effective Oct. 1. DeMichael said he and Jarrett will interview any applicants for the Read More…

Medina meeting focuses on improving city’s older neighborhoods

Residents gathered Thursday evening at Second Baptist Church in Medina and began to develop a strategy aimed at improving the city’s older neighborhoods. It was the first in many weekly meetings Councilman Bill Lamb, at large, plans to hold to solve the problem of declining property values in the area. “My perception is that what Read More…

Seville seeks Council member, zoning inspector

Seville is looking for a new Village Council member and zoning inspector. Councilman Dennis Barrington resigned his seat earlier this month, explaining that the demands of his full-time job limited his ability to attend Council meetings, Mayor Gene Sulzener said. Sulzener said he and Council members regret losing Barrington but “understand Mr. Barrington’s lack of Read More…

Meeting tonight aims to find ways to improve Medina neighborhoods

Bill Lamb

MEDINA — Councilman Bill Lamb, at-large, will be holding a forum today at 7 p.m. on developing a strategy to improve the city’s older neighborhoods. “My perception is that what we need for the inner city is a muscular strategy to deal with decline in property value,” he said. He hopes that meetings throughout the Read More…

Grants provide $600K to beautify Medina Public Square, Foundry Street


Medina has received $600,000 in grants from the state’s Office of Community Development to rebuild Foundry Street and provide a facelift for businesses on Public Square. A $300,000 Critical Infrastructure Grant will provide about 50 percent of the funds to upgrade Foundry Street from Bronson Street to the entrance of Ray Mellert Park within the Read More…

PHOTO: Medina’s South Court Street closed for repairs until Friday


South Court Street, just south of Smith Road in Medina, is closed until Friday.

Medina mayor, Council differ on number of public toilets square needs

The price to transform the Key Bank Drive-through on Medina’s Public Square into a public restroom has nearly doubled since the city bought the building, according to bid estimates for the project. On Monday, City Council approved $100,000 more on top of the original $250,000 originally approved on July 25. Officials initially estimated the cost Read More…

Medina County Courthouse getting repaired from top to bottom

Employees of Detroit Cornice & Slate Co., of Ferndale, Michigan, work Wednesday to restore the exterior of the Medina County Courthouse on Medina’s Public Square. The project, which will include replacing the front entryway steps, is expected to be completed in November. (ALEC SMITH / GAZETTE)

The restoration of the Medina County Courthouse is coming in $44,000 under budget and the county commissioners want to use the extra money to fix the deteriorated front entranceway to the historic building on Medina’s Public Square. County Administrator Chris Jakab told commissioners Tuesday that the third phase of slate roofing, masonry work and painting Read More…

Medina Twp. Trustee Mike Todd resigns over ‘indeterminate absence’

Mike Todd

Mike Todd, chairman of the Medina Township Board of Trustees, has submitted his resignation, effective Oct. 1. In an email sent to trustees Monday morning, Todd did not give a specific reason for quitting. “While I have enjoyed my last nearly nine years as trustee, the indeterminate nature of my absence leads me to make Read More…