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May 24

Moment with the Mayor for May 26, 2018

Posted on May 24, 2018 at 11:43 AM by Cathy Porchowsky

Moment with the Mayor for May 26, 2018
May is always a busy month, with graduations, schools term end, and award and recognition ceremonies. It was a busy week for senior citizen groups last week, as the Wadsworth Older Adult Foundation and the Soprema Senior Center recognized volunteers and individuals who advocate for seniors. The Wadsworth Salvation Army also held their annual community dinner last week, highlighting program services and volunteers. The Wadsworth Army is proud of their Women’s Auxiliary that was started 11 years ago by Captain Debbie Grace, and whose membership has grown to a total of 96 today. In 2017, the Salvation Army Office offered several services, including GED classes for 101 attendees, 9,764 Learning Center/Care Team Education sessions, Group Therapy for 773 individuals, the Summer Learning Center for nearly 2,000 people, and Family Enrichment Parenting Workshops. All in all, volunteer hours totaled 7,382! They also provided 1,084 community meals, 3,810 bags of groceries, and facilitated 4,518 requests for various services. School back packs and thousands of school supplies were distributed last year, while 270 households were served at Christmas with food, clothing, gifts cards and toys. In attending these annual events, I am reminded once again how fortunate we are in Wadsworth to be blessed with so many individuals willing to give time and financial support to those in need.

Recycling Bins
Medina County Solid Waste District would like to remind everyone about the items that are legally acceptable at the recycling drop-off containers at Buehler’s, The Charles R. Parsons Administration Building, the City Transfer Station, Franklin Elementary School, Friedt Park and Weatherstone Park. Plastic bottles, and jugs and food containers #1-7 may be placed loose in the drop-off box. Please do not wrap them in a plastic bag. Paper, newspaper, cardboard, magazines, junk mail, clean pizza boxes (free of grease and food) and loose shredded paper are also accepted, with the request that you flatten all boxes. As an added reminder, you may throw latex paint cans in your regular trash barrel, as long as you dry it up with kitty litter or sawdust. Leave the lid off so that the sanitation crew can see that it is dry. Aluminum, metal and tin cans are acceptable, as well as juice and milk cartons. Glass bottles and jars, regardless of color, may be dropped off without removing the labels. However, drinking glasses, window panes, mirrors and light bulbs can NOT be recycled due to properties of the product. Please do not put garbage, food, yard waste, plastic bags of any kind, Styrofoam or paper food containers, tissues, paper towels, Styrofoam packing material or electronics in the bins. Pots and pans, syringes, needles, batteries, foil juice pouches and large plastic buckets (Lowe’s or Home Depot, etc.) are also not acceptable. Depositing these items in the drop boxes is considered illegal dumping, which is a fineable offense. Note that you may drop off many of the unacceptable items at the District Facility at 8700 Lake Road in Seville at no charge, but contact them first for specific information by calling 330.769.0289 or accessing their website at

A.L.I.C.E. Overview
The Wadsworth Police Department and the Wadsworth City School District are pleased to offer an overview for community residents on the A.L.I.C.E. philosophy for dealing with intruders in our schools. A.L.I.C.E., which stands for Alert, Lockdown, Inform, Counter, and Evacuate, was discussed at the March 5 school safety meeting where a suggestion was made to hold a special community meeting to focus exclusively on this philosophy. An overview will be provided by Adam Innocenti, our School Resource Officer, on May 29, at 6:30 p.m., in the James R. McIlvaine Performing Arts Center at Wadsworth High School. If you have any questions about this overview, please contact me at 330-335-1301 or at

Until next week………
Robin L. Laubaugh