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Oct 31

[ARCHIVED] Moment with the Mayor for October 28, 2017

The original item was published from October 30, 2017 12:06 PM to October 31, 2017 4:32 PM

Moment with the Mayor for October 28, 2017

Election Information

On Tuesday, November 8, residents in certain wards will be voting for Council representatives, while all residents can vote on school board members and two state-wide ballot issues.   Issue 1 is a  proposed constitutional amendment addressing the rights of crime victims.  Issue 2 is a proposed law dealing with state agencies and limits the amount they may pay for prescription drugs and legal fees associated with defending that law. Complete information about these issues, including the official ballot language and arguments in support and opposition are available at https://www.sos.state.oh.us/legislation-and-ballot-issues/ballot-board/#issues, Click the “Know the Statewide Issues” button at the bottom of the home page.  Most importantly, please exercise your right to vote on November 7.  

Come Home for the Holidays 2017
The “Come Home for the Holidays” program, hosted by the Wadsworth Area Chamber of Commerce, encourages Wadsworth residents to shop local and be rewarded! Shop in the Wadsworth zip code, 44281, from November 1-30 and save your receipts. Then, during the week of November 27-December 1, take your receipts to the Wadsworth Public Library and receive one raffle ticket in exchange for each receipt.  On Saturday, December 2, at Central Intermediate School, you will have the opportunity to use your raffle tickets to win prizes of your choice.  The “Come Home for the Holidays” shop local program originated in 2010 by the Wadsworth Independent Business Association and continues today through the Wadsworth Chamber of Commerce.  Shop often in Wadsworth for more tickets and chances to win!

Legislative Update
Periodically we meet with our senators and representatives to be updated on pertinent issues in our area and did so recently at the annual morning breakfast with Congressman Renacci, Ohio’s 16th District Representative.  Elected officials and community leaders, including those in the area of economic development, were invited to hear the latest initiatives and frustrations regarding tax reform and health care.  It is always interesting to learn more about what our legislators are doing on our behalf. Congressman Renacci also reminded us that his office has many resources available to those in the 16th district, such as veterans who are dealing with challenges relating to filing claims with the VA for health and pension benefits. Those looking for help with social security benefits, Medicare and disability information may contact his office locally, too.   Help and information is also available for immigration and passports, the IRS, Washington, DC tour requests, federal student loans, the Federal Trade Commission (identity theft, Do Not Call Registry and obtaining annual free credit reports) and Youth Programs (military academy nominations, Congressional Awards, etc.).  The Wadsworth District Office is located at 1 Park Center Drive, Suite 302 in Wadsworth, OH, and may be reached by calling 330.334.0040.  You may also visit the Congressman’s website at Renacci.House.Gov for educational events and informational seminars.

Until next week……
Mayor Robin Laubaugh