Heroin and Opiate Awareness Campaign
LET'S KEEP TALKING.....
Some have asked if the heroin/opiate epidemic is exclusive to Wadsworth. The answer is no, we are trying to raise awareness about an epidemic that is both a state and national problem and has impacted our community as well. Recently, CBS aired a portion of a young heroin addict filming her own detox. This addict happens to be a graduate of Wadsworth High School. Please take time to view the video by clicking here.
A few weeks ago, the CBS program “60 Minutes” focused, in part, on Heroin in the Heartland. The story addressed the heroin epidemic in Ohio, specifically in the suburban Columbus area. Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine was interviewed as were a number of parents who lost a child to heroin. One of the parents, Rob Brandt, spoke to Wadsworth High School students on November 6 about the dangers of the drug and his families experience with it. If you were not able to watch the “60 Minutes” episode when it originally aired, it is well worth your time to view it by clicking here.
Did you know 90 percent of addictions start in the teen years? (2012 CASA Findings). Adolescence is the critical development time to talk about, stop or address addictions. Action by parents, family and friends is essential. Addiction is a complex brain disease. Learn how to have better conversations with your teen, be a better listener, and build a stronger bond. Encourage healthy risks, and find out how much you really know about their friends. Use the parent toolkit atwww.drugfree.org to learn tips and what to say to your adolescent.
Attached is a drug chart for parents that you can use to learn the facts about the (13) most commonly abused drugs. Also, please view the latest installment of Inside Wadsworth on my.pegcentral.com to see what the city and the schools are doing to raise awareness and address this issue in our community.
2015 LEAF PICK UP
For the week of November 23, 2015, there will be no leaf pick up after Wednesday, November 25, 2015. We will resume leaf pick up on Monday, November 30, 2015. At this point, we will be conducting our last pass through the city. We will be compiling a list of completed streets. If you still have leaves for pick up after we have completed your street, you may bag your leaves, purchase a Yard Waste Sticker from the Utilities Office, tag your bags and call the Sanitation Department, 330-335-2847, Streets Department
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 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.
Lean Ohio Trails Fund Grant
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.
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...