Well known watercolor artist, Mr. Franklin C. Graff, plays a large role in the history of Medina. Graff has painted multiple paintings of Medina’s beauty that it holds, including landmarks like the town’s Gazebo. His paintings are known for…

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…

Martin Bates and his wife Anna, also known as the Seville Giants, moved to Seville, Ohio in 1873 around the time of the revolt of the common man. Mr. Bates was born a normal sized baby, but around the age of six or seven he was over six foot and 300…

As the economic hub for rural Medina, farmers bought and sold their tools of trade. In 1904, horsepower drove the farmer’s production; making the trip to the county center at the Farmer’s Exchange involve a day’s planning and a day’s travel.…

Following the Civil War, Medina was called to help soldiers and their families who were in need of assistance. Times were hard for soldiers coming back from the war and it was their need that led to the establishment of county buildings in 14…

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…

The Medina square symbolizes a bustling small town that epitomizes americana. Strolling down the street in front of businesses are wives, mothers and women shopping for the week. Kids are running through the centrally located park and bells ring…

Within the walls of many buildings in Medina, there are stories of people, families, and businesses. Some harbor more than others but one thing's for sure, as the residents of Medina built from the ground up in the late 1700s, the history started to…

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,…

Ever since its creation in 1883, the Spring Grove Cemetery has been a very important part of Medina County. It actually holds quite an interesting origin story. Cemeteries are burial grounds that provide a means to honor and respect people after…