New sign honors Medina’s sandstone past

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 23 May 2013 at 12:00 am

Photo by Tom Rivers – The Medina school district activated this new school sign last Friday. The sign on Route 31A is made of Medina sandstone.

MEDINA – A new sign advertising Medina school events recognizes the community’s sandstone heritage, while utilizing new wireless technology.

“It’s a neat combination linking our past, present and future,” said Jeff Evoy, the district superintendent.

Medina used leftover state funds from a capital project to cover nearly all the costs of the new sign on Route 31A by Mustang Drive.

The sign replaces one that was only about 10 years old. That stopped working years ago. Residents and school officials wanted it to be repaired. The company that installed the sign went bankrupt and is no longer in business, school officials said.

Evoy is a member of the Medina Sandstone Society. He wanted some of the area’s famous stone incorporated in the new sign.

The new sign was functional last Friday, just in time to welcome the Medina Mustang Band back from a trip to New Jersey and wish Medina sports teams good luck in the playoffs. The sign was changed Wednesday to thank the community for supporting the district’s school budget.