The Medina County Career Center (MCCC) Construction Trades instructor Mr. Todd Mason, and seniors Nicholas Albanese, Brunswick, and Robert Wells, Cloverleaf presented the Historic Medina Clock restoration project to the MCCC Board of Education.

The City of Medina Mayor Dennis Hanwell has asked MCCC and Mr. Mason’s students to renovate several projects for the city over the years.  Mr. Mason says we have a win-win partnership with the city. The opportunity to give the High Street Clock (now named Medina Clock) that resides in Medina Square a complete restoration and become a part of Medina history was an honor. This multi-year project allowed Nicholas and Robert to work through their junior and senior years on this important restoration. Nick and Robby led their classmates through the project creating a modernized clock using current technology like the CNC machine and the use of LED lights. Although the clock is made of cast iron and very heavy it was not the most difficult part of the restoration. Nick said due to the material, working with the plexiglass was the most challenging because they needed to finely shave it down.

When asked how he and Robby worked together, Nick smiled. As with any team or group project, there are ups and downs and this was no exception. Mr. Mason described the young men as having complementary personalities. While Nick is organized and precise, Robby is more creative and adventurous. They worked very well together and have become good friends through this program and project. Thanks to Mr. Mason, Nick, Robby, and their classmates, the Medina Clock is home after two years of being completely disassembled, redesigned, and restored. It’s an honor for MCCC and our students to be a part of Medina History. Learn more about the Historic Medina Clock restoration presented by Nick and Robby!


In 2021, Precision Machining Technology and Automotive Collision Technology students, under the guidance of their instructors Mr. Baluch and Mr. Rick, completed the renovation of the High’s Jewelry Headdress, which can be seen at the Medina Town Hall and Engine House Museum.