Medina, OH 44256

Medina was founded in 1816 as part of the Connecticut Western Reserve and the county seat of Medina County. It was originally named Mecca, but there was another town in Ohio that had that name, so the name was changed. The names Mecca and Medina are cities in Saudi Arabia and particularly significant to Islam.

Early in Medina’s history, most early residents were farmers. In the 1830s, growth of the community was aided by the completion of the Ohio and Erie Canal, which helped transport agricultural products to markets.

In 1869, Amos Root founded the A.I. Root Company in Medina as a manufacturer of beehives and beekeeping equipment, and the town became a center for beehive manufacturing. The Root Company had 97 workers in 1886, making it the town’s largest employer.

Hospitals in Medina

Medina Hospital1000 E. Washington Street Medina, Ohio 44256330.725.1000

Medina Community Hospital opened on October 22, 1944. The Theodore Weidner Family opened the hospital out of their 4 bedroom home because their son had serious illness which required around the clock care. Today, Medina Hospital is owned by the Cleveland Clinic and is a 20,000 square foot, 116 bed facility. At Medina Hospital, there are 300 doctors covering 40 areas of specialties.

Hospices in Medina

HMC Hospice of Medina County5075 Windfall Road  Medina, OH 442561.800.700.477 or 1.330.722.4771

Hospice of Medina provides expert care to people who have a serious or terminal illness. They understand and want to provide families with the information, assistance and care that people need.

Medina Cemeteries

The City of Medina maintains two cemeteries. Old Towne Cemetery, located on East Liberty Street was given to Medina by Elijah Boardman in the early 1800's and is the resting place of Medina's earliest settlers. It is no longer used for burials.

Spring Grove Cemetery, located on South Spring Grove Street, dates back to the 1880's. Burial sites and a cremains section are available in this cemetery. For information, call 330-722-9056.

On June 7, 2006, Spring Grove Cemetery was named into the National Register of Historic Places by the National Park Service, United States Department of the Interior.

Veterans Information

Medina VFW Post 5137

3916 Pearl RoadMedina, OH 44256

Medina American Legion Post 202

620 North BroadwayMedina, OH 44256

Well Known Medina, Ohio Companies

A.I. Root Candles

Quality decorative and religious candles from an over 140 year-old family company in Medina, Ohio.

Located at:623 West Liberty Street  Medina, OH 44256(330) 725-6677

Bil Jac

Superior quality dog food provides the nutrition to support your dog's overall health.

Located at:3337 Medina Road  Medina, OH 44256(330) 722-7888

Owens Corning - offers insulation, roofing, basement finishing & acoustic systems for building & remodeling, composites solutions and asphalt

Located at:890 West Smith RoadMedina, OH(330) 764-7800

3M Company -  Innovative Technology for a Changing World.

Located at:1030 Lake RoadMedina, OH 44256(330) 725-1444

Sealy Mattress

Located at:1070 Lake Road  Medina, OH 44256(330) 725-4146

Valspar -  The Valspar Corporation is one of the largest global coatings manufacturers in the world, providing coatings and coating intermediates to a wide variety of customers. Since 1806, Valspar has been dedicated to bringing customers the latest innovations, the finest quality, and the best customer service in the coatings industry.

Located at:1000 Lake Road Medina, OhioPhone: 800-431-5928Phone: (330) 725-4511Fax: (330) 723-3674

RPM International -  the best home for entrepreneurial companies in the markets we serve. In true entrepreneurial spirit, we combine the strength of a multi-billion dollar business with the agility of smaller operating units that are closer and more responsive to the customer. RPM is not a monolith, but a mosaic - of superior products, services, technologies, companies and people.

Located at:2628 Pearl RoadP.O. Box 777Medina, Ohio 44258