Heroin and Opiate Awareness Campaign

    Today the city and school administrations announce the kickoff of a Heroin and Opiate abuse awareness campaign. In the coming weeks the campaign is designed to offer information, data and resources, on heroin and prescription pill abuse. We encourage the community to follow and participate in the campaign. Take time today to make sure you receive and participate on city or school social media sites and notification systems. We all need to learn more about this issue and we need to continue the important community wide conversations about the dangers and the signs of heroin and opiate use.

Awareness Campaign Joint Letter (PDF 518.1 kB)


     Nearly half of young people who use heroin start by abusing prescription drugs.  Is there a young person in your life on a path of abusing prescription medicines?  1 in 4 teens report having abused or misused prescription drugs. Some teens start by trying it at a party or with friends because they are curious or believe it will make them feel good.  Others start taking prescriptions legitimately when prescribed by a physician after an in jury or dental procedure. In some cases, legitimate use turns to dependence, abuse, addiction and then heroin use.


Wadsworth Recycling Bins are now in place

Medina County Solid Waste District single-stream recycling drop-off bins are now in place at 5 locations in the City of Wadsworth:

Transfer Station

165 Auble Street

Weatherstone Park

Reimer Road

Charles R. Parsons Administration Building

524 Broad

Franklin Elementary School

200 Takacs

Friedt Park

Leatherman Road

Specifics on the program and the types of recyclables that are permitted to be placed in the bins may be found at the link below:

Recycling Bins press release and locations map

Recycling Bins photo and instructions tag

Please note that recyclable materials should be placed in the bins LOOSE, NOT IN BAGS. If bins are full, you are asked to NOT to leave materials on the ground near the bin but, instead, to take them to an alternate bin location for placement in a container. Information on items appropriate for recycling is posted on the bins themselves.


City of Wadsworth Gas Aggregation

The City of Wadsworth announces that the rate for customers participating in its gas aggregation program for the coming year has been set at a fixed rate of $3.23 per mcf. Additional information may be found at the link below:

click here for additional information on the gas aggregation program

Click here to visit the IGS page for more information and a sample OPT out letter that will be mailed out to each resident beginning on September 21st.



The City of Wadsworth announces it has been awarded funding in the amount of $372,185 from the Ohio Department of Natural Resources' Clean Ohio Trails Fund, which will allow the City to construct a trail that could ultimately connect to the Ohio & Erie Canal Towpath Trail.

For more information, Click Here.

Trick or Treat 2015

Trick or Treat will be observed in the City of Wadsworth on Saturday, October 31, 2015, from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.

Wadsworth, Ohio

The City of Wadsworth offers the quaintness of a small town, coupled with the sophistication of a community that is progressive enough to offer its own municipally-owned electric utility and high-speed internet and cable services. Residents' activities center around the strong Wadsworth City Schools, which are rated 'Excellent with Distinction' in the State; churches; and numerous civic organizations, including a very active Chamber of Commerce and the Downtown Wadsworth organization. The City is a delightful mix of families who have been part of the community for several generations, younger families who have chosen to 'move back home' to Wadsworth, and new families who have only recently discovered this special city. Continued...