Moment with the Mayor for October 26, 2019
On behalf of the Wadsworth community, thank you to all veterans and to those who currently serve in our military. We are so grateful for your courage and your commitment. The freedoms that we enjoy are made possible by your service. I invite all residents to attend the Veterans Day parade, which will take place on Monday, November 11, 2019. The parade will step off in front of the VFW downtown at 10:50 a.m. Though it is a short parade, it is a meaningful way to honor and remember the brave men and women who have defended our country and who continue to do so, today. If you have a moment, please take time to stop downtown and join us.
Transfer Station Holiday Hours
The Transfer Station will be closed on Veterans Day, Monday, November 11, 2019, but trash pick-up will remain on the same schedule.
No Shave November
The Wadsworth Police Department is honored to take part in its third-annual 'No Shave November Campaign” for 2019 where beards can be grown in the months of November and December for a donation fee of $30.00 per month. Female employees may choose to participate by displaying some type of visible cancer awareness item on their uniforms. Proceeds raised during this year’s event will be donated to the Austin Lupercio family. Austin is a 35-year old Wadsworth resident and military veteran who was diagnosed in 2018 with a rare aggressive brain cancer and given a one percent chance of survival. Austin served five years in the army and completed two tours, one in Korea and the second in Operation Iraqi Freedom from 2006-2008. He was stationed in Fort Drum, New York, as a part of the 10th Mountain Division and retired at the rank of Sergeant. After his service, he married his wife Amanda and began living in Wadsworth. They planned to start a family, but unfortunately Austin and Amanda lost twin boys Declan and Kody Lupercio in December 2016. Austin and Amanda tried again the following year but lost their unborn child on Easter 2018. Later in the year, Austin and Amanda received more devastating news in November when Austin was diagnosed with Glioblastoma, a rare and aggressive brain cancer. He has since been undergoing intensive chemotherapy and radiation. The Wadsworth Fraternal Order of Police is going to donate, in addition and in accordance with, funds that are raised by City employees. The Wadsworth Police Department invites anyone who would like to donate to do so by directing funds to the Wadsworth FOP Lodge 45 (check memo line, “No Shave November”). The donations can be mailed or dropped off at Wadsworth City Hall, 120 Maple Street, Attention: Police Department or Officer Joe Rose. Our hearts and prayers are with Austin and his family during this very difficult time.
I am proud to report that the City of Wadsworth Electric Department was honored for its achievements during the past year at the 2019 American Municipal Power (AMP)/ Ohio Municipal Electric Association (OMEA) Annual Conference. A Public Power Promotion Honorable Mention was awarded to the City in recognition of the Light Up Navajo Initiative and the work of the four Wadsworth electric department crew members who volunteered to work toward the initiative. The City also received a Safety Commendation in the Transmission and Distribution category, in recognition of less than one percent time lost due to reportable accidents or injuries. Finally, a commendation was awarded to the City for mutual aid offered to other communities that included Painesville, Ohio for storm damage, and Shelby, Ohio following a tornado. Congratulations all!
Until next week….