Keeping It Historic

In July, the Medina City Council passed two ordinances by emergency clause that prohibit any new cellphone towers around the city’s historic square. The ordinances were passed in response to the Substitute House Bill 478, which amends Ohio’s law regarding small cell antennas. Ohio Gov. John Kasich signed the bill in May and the law goes into effect on August 1. Although the ordinances will not protect the entire Historic District, the four blocks that make up the public square will be safeguarded. The ordinances give the city the ability to control the placement and design of small cell towers, which is permitted under the recently passed House bill. 

A Trip Back In Time

In honor of Medina’s Bicentennial celebrations, the Medina Freemasons Lodge 58 opened a time capsule that had been untouched since 1924. According to The Medina Gazette, the Freemasons opened the time capsule in the city’s Uptown Park on July 7, and inside was a 1923 Medina County Farm Bureau report, a financial statement from a savings and loan company showing $3,753 in cash on hand, an October 21, 1924 copy of the Medina County Gazette, a gavel used by the master of the former Medina Masonic Temple, several black and white photographs, a silver dollar and a few buffalo nickels. 

Medina Presbyterian Church Sends 20,000 Meals To Those In Need

In July, members of the Medina Presbyterian Church packaged and sent 20,000 to people around the world. The church worked with Rise Against Hunger, a nonprofit organization that provides meals to those in need through mobilization, crisis response and community empowerment.