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Restraining order denied in dispute over Remsen Building


MEDINA TWP. — Medina County Common Pleas Judge Joyce V. Kimbler on Thursday denied a request for a temporary restraining order from developer David Clardy against the Medina Township trustees concerning the Remsen Building.

The court, however, will schedule a hearing on Clardy’s request for a preliminary injunction on the matter regarding the facility, which includes the old Weymouth School, at 3334 Myers Road.

Trustees Ken DeMichael, Bill Ostmann and Ray Jarrett have been working on deed restrictions for the property they plan to sell with township legal counsel Bill Thorne and are considering putting the building up for public auction.

The facility is shared by the Weymouth Preservation Society and the Medina Soccer Association. Medina Creative Housing uses part of the building for storage.

Clardy, a member of the nonprofit Peaceworks Inc., has offered $300,000 to buy the property. His offer was higher than a Medina Soccer Association’s bid of $215,000.

Clardy’s request for the court order sought to prevent any policy, regulation, condition or deed restriction from being placed on the facility.

He also wanted to stop the nonprofit Weymouth Preservation Society from using or occupying the property without certain conditions.

Clardy wanted the Weymouth Preservation Society to get a certificate of insurance for liability, fire and other casualties.

He also did not want any group to use the property for free unless there was a resolution authorizing the use and/or occupancy.

Contact reporter Bob Finnan at (330) 721-4049 or rfinnan@medina-gazette.com.

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