Moment with the Mayor for November 17, 2018
Downtown Holiday Transformation
It’s the holiday season, and downtown Wadsworth has undergone a miraculous transformation! The building roofs are once again outlined with lights, the perfect backdrop for the Christmas tree at the gazebo! Each year, our City Parks Department searches for just the right tree, generously provided by donation, and then trims and installs it on Gazebo Island. Lights and decorations are added by the Knights of Columbus to add the finishing touches, and members of the Bud’n’Bloom garden club decorate the gazebo beautifully. The Electric Department attaches lighted garland on the light poles and on the trees at the corners downtown, and the new Edison lights in the alleys add to the fairy-tale atmosphere. Christmas wouldn’t be complete without Santa, so take the kids for a visit and photo opportunity on December 6, 13 and 20, from 6-8 p.m. at the gazebo. Remember, the magic of Christmas will be waiting for you downtown at the Candlelight Walk on Friday, November 16 from 6-9 p.m. I look forward to seeing you!
WCTV’s Clapper Awards take place annually for the purpose of recognizing the local producers and their programs that are available for all to enjoy. WCTV sends its programs out all over Ohio, and some to other states. In the last year, they had 108,000 views, and just in the last two months, the hits were up to 36,000.
How fortunate we are in Wadsworth to have our own public access studio for the last 35 years! Residents have the opportunity to produce shows of their own choosing that are broadcast on one of the four public access stations that are dedicated to schools, government, the public and advertising. As a result of the varied interests that the producers have, there are a multitude of program choices for the public to watch. Wadsworth school sports are also recorded and televised, providing a great alternative for those who can’t attend the games. WCTV also offers residents the chance to transfer outdated media formats to CDs or DVDs. If you’ve never been to the WCTV studio, it’s quite an interesting experience to see all that goes on. The staff at WCTV is friendly and very knowledgeable about all things related to production and programming. Stop in and see what they have to offer, and be sure to catch the Clapper Awards presentation on my.pegcentral.com. WCTV – one more reason that Wadsworth is a Community
Medina County Public Transit
If you’ve never taken advantage of the Medina County Public Transit system, this fall might be the perfect time to take a ride. According to their website, on Monday through Friday in Wadsworth, buses run on a fixed route and stop at specific locations at designated times along the routes. The fare is $1.50 per ride and an all-day pass is only $4.00. The schedule for the fixed route can be found at: http://medinaco.org/transit/. The transit system also offers on-demand routes, which means individuals can schedule a time to be picked up and dropped off. Scheduling must be done 24 hours in advance, but one can travel most anywhere within the county and across county lines, when available, for an additional fee. On-demand fares are $4.00 per ride, and travel outside the county is only an additional $1.00. The bus is available to any resident of Medina County, with no criteria that must be met to ride. All buses are wheelchair accessible and can accommodate those who use walkers, crutches, canes and service animals. The Medina County Public Transit’s new website is state of the art and full of good information about their services. They’d love for you to take a ride!
Until next week…….
Mayor Robin Laubaugh