Imagine a small-town agricultural village transforming into an economically independent city, such was Medina in the 1900s. So how did Medina become the city it is today? By 1890, Medina County communities were well served by a network of 5 steam…

Peter Cherry was dedicated to recording historical events. His passion for writing and recording led him to publish books, magazines, and articles in an attempt to create an increased interest in history. Although most of his writing focused on…

During the 1900s, Medina was a small farm town where the only town center and shopping place was the Medina square. Throughout this time Medina grew and became an industrialized town with railroads and cars. After World War II, Medina was booming…

When the train reached Medina’s familiar public square in 1897, people young and old gathered with anticipation as it brought friends, family, goods, and the creamery car. The excitement buzzed in the air as everyone heard the friendly whistle as…

117 West Liberty Street, has progressively changed since the beginning of the 20th century when it was first built, currently it is an Irish pub called Sully’s. Sully’s is a well-known restaurant in Medina County and can be found in the midst of…

A young, 21 year old woman found dead, on a road, the day before her wedding. Four and a half months pregnant, and last seen entering a mysterious buggy after missing a train to her grandparents’ house . Ora Lee’s story, one of love and murder,…

Walking through Medina's streets gives the feeling of being taken back in time with the town square, shops, and the small town feeling. The building that catches everyone's eye is the bright red firehouse. At one time, before 1878, Medina City never…