Moment with the Mayor for October 13, 2018
The grand opening of the Wadsworth Interurban Trail, and Trolley Line Park and House was celebrated last Friday with two ribbon cutting ceremonies. One took place in the afternoon at Trolley Line Park, with several members of the community gathered to acknowledge the much awaited completion of the project, including the Friends of Wadsworth Trails, City officials and City department members, and members of Main Street Wadsworth. The second ribbon-cutting took place in the evening at the opening of the October First Friday event downtown, so that others could attend. The City was able to take advantage of a grant from the Ohio Department of Natural Resources Clean Ohio Trails Fund in the amount of $372,185 that funded the majority of the project. Several improvements were made to the property, such as a new pavilion, a beautiful garden and sitting area, and furnishings and meeting spaces inside the house. The two mile trail begins at the City’s southwest parking lot downtown and heads southeast following South Boulevard and Ohio Avenue to Miller Park. It continues along Chestnut Street to South Boulevard and Durling Drive, running parallel to a railroad line, and ending at the Silvercreek Road trailhead. I am grateful to the City engineering, parks, electric, streets and water distribution departments, the trail designer, contractors, City Council, and Scout Troup 400 led by Eagle Scout T.J. Lockwood and assisted by his father, Joe, who installed the fire pit and seating area, for all the work involved in bringing the project to fruition. Trolley Line Park and House are nestled in a picturesque rural setting - a perfect place to visit as the leaves change this fall!
Scare on the Square/Thriller
Halloween fun will begin downtown on the square at 5:00 p.m., October 25, with Trick-or-Treat. Zombies start making their moves at 6:00p.m. and the Thriller show will be back again and performed at 6:30 p.m. (The dance route is a straight line from the Strand on Broad Street to St. Mark’s Church on College Street.) Following the show there will be a Downtown After Party, so all can enjoy the open businesses and organizations. Make plans now to be part of the zombie-filled evening! Please note that the Square will be closed from Pardee to Lyman Street, and from Maple to Mills Street.
A short time ago I attended a cyber security seminar hosted by Congressman Renacci, the 16th District Representative of Ohio. A panel of experts from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, the Ohio Attorney General’s Office and executives from private industry spoke about the importance of cyber vigilance on the part of individuals and businesses in today’s world. Each of the panel members currently works to evaluate, improve and secure critical infrastructure in public and private environments. Much importance was placed on the responsibility of each person to be aware, and furthermore, proactive, by protecting personal information and avoiding websites that are not secure. Congressman Renacci’s office is available to assist with these issues by calling 330.334.0040 or visiting his website at Renacci.House.Gov.
Until next week…..
Mayor Robin Laubaugh