Medina building collapse triggers gas and electricity shut-offs, partial road closure

MEDINA, OH (WOIO) - Firefighters and police reported to the scene of a partial building collapse in Medina.

It happened around 10 a.m. Monday at the Gardener's Cottage, located at 226 S. Court St.

"I feel this is the...first of many mishaps that could happen," said Medina Resident, Kimberly Carey.

Medina Police Department Chief Edward Kinney issued the following statement Monday evening:

"Police and Fire evacuated the 200 block of South Court Street and set a perimeter around the building. Gas and electricity has been shut off in all buildings on the east side of the 200 block of South Court Street.

This is a home decor store. According to their website, the store does not open until 1 p.m. on Mondays.

"It was built in the late 1800s. It's been a staple on the square for a long time like all these buildings are," said Pamela Roeper.

"These buildings weren't built at a time there were semi's driving around," said Roeper.

Medina police confirmed there were no injuries.

"I wish we could preserve these buildings. If it wasn't so expensive to preserve them," said Carey.

This is a developing story and will be updated.

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