Sprayin for Mosquitoes –

Columbus Public Health to Spray Area Neighborhoods to Protect Residents from Disease

Residents Urged to help Prevent West Nile by removing Standing Water on Their Properties

 WHAT:        Columbus Public Health (CPH) will be spraying the areas highlighted in the online map due to mosquitoes testing positive for the West Nile virus.

Rains have caused standing water in many areas of Columbus and Worthington, and mosquitoes breed and multiply easily in standing water. CPH urges residents to help remove temporary pools of water around their property by clearing debris from ditches, cutting small channels to help pooling water drain or filling in holes and tire ruts with dirt. Residents also should empty any standing water in buckets, flower pots, bird baths, outside toys, and children’s small wading pools to prevent mosquito growth.

CPH practices disease control and prevention for the West Nile virus by trapping mosquitoes, investigating complaints, treating standing water, and spraying in areas with high mosquito counts and disease presence.

WHO:         Columbus Public Health

 WHEN:       August 16, 17, 18, 21, 22 & 23 2017

Between 3:30–6:45 a.m.

WHERE:     The online map outlines the areas to be sprayed, weather permitting:


On Thursday, August 17, the following areas will be sprayed:

  • Clintonville
  • Far North
  • Rocky Fork/Blacklick
  • West Olentangy

On Friday, August 18, the following areas will be sprayed:

  • Near South
  • Northland
  • Southeast

DETAILS:    Weekly spraying areas are determined by mosquito trap results and reports from field staff, the number and type of mosquitoes trapped, the number of infected mosquitoes and evidence of human disease. Updated spraying maps are available on the Columbus Public Health Web site.


INFO:         West Nile: www.publichealth.columbus.govwww.cdc.gov and www.epa.gov.

Spraying Map: www.publichealth.columbus.gov.





614.645.6928 / 614.604.5025 (cell)

Wooden Poles on Jewett

John Kirkpatrick was able to get the following information:

I talked with Gary Wilfong with the City and street lights.   Cobra Head lights are being installed on Jewett and the streets just east of Jewett on the wooden poles that have been put up. (Cobra lights are what are on Karl Rd)

We are also checking whether more of these lights are planned for anywhere in this area.  The Civic Assoc. continues to support and work toward more of the decorative street lights for Sharon Woods (lights that are on Sharon Woods Blvd).

Be Aware of the following Possibly wanting to trim trees.

The following was posted by Salem Block Watch, however these people could be operating in Sharon Woods also.

If seen, report to CPD immediately and let me know also.


Pat Wood

Two tree trimming / theft suspects are a male and female that are currently driving a 1998 Ford black/gray pickup truck, Ohio tag EGP3224. They are posing as tree trimmers. The Detective said sometimes they do some work, but usually scam people out of thousands of dollars. If anybody sees them please call 614-645-4545.

Photos from Sharon Woods National Night Out 2017

We had a very successful evening – even had a visit from Columbus Police Chief Kim Jacobs & several other officers. We had a good turnout over the course of 3 hours – everyone seemed to enjoy themselves with the free ice cream (courtesy of Sharon Woods Civic Association), popcorn (courtesy of Alpine School) & hot dogs (courtesy of the Church of the Good Shepherd). The Chicken Hatch provided some great food & the music from Common Ground was the best! The children all had fun with the bounce house & more!

Of course we are always grateful to the Church of the Good Shepherd for the use of their property.

Thank you to all who came to celebrate our neighborhood, and to all those who helped organize the event. If you missed it this year we hope to see you next year.

To view these photos click on the first one, then use the arrow to the right to scroll through the gallery.

GATEPOST 3rd Quarter 2017

Below is the 3rd quarter Gatepost – the paper copy will be delivered by volunteers shortly – to every Sharon Woods home.

If you have not yet joined or renewed your membership in the Sharon Woods Civic Association there is an application in this edition for you to do so. Your support of this important organization is vital to our neighborhood, and the annual membership fee is a real bargain!

Thank you.

Gatepost_2017Q3 FINAL


Important Message from Columbia Gas

Customers reporting suspicious calls
ALERT! Over the past few days, unknown callers have been contacting customers claiming to be affiliated with Columbia Gas of Ohio. The calls are a pre-recorded message asking customers to call a phone number and provide information from a recent billing statement. These calls are NOT from us.
Here are a few tips to protect yourself and your personal information from these suspicious calls:
  • Call us first – If you are not sure about a phone call, e-mail, program, offer or person claiming to be affiliated with Columbia Gas of Ohio, please call our Customer Care Center at 1-800-344-4077.
  • Guard your personal information – Never give personal information, including Social Security numbers and banking information, to unconfirmed sources. We only ask for a Social Security number when establishing new service or verifying a customer’s identity.
  • Know your payment options – We will never ask for a pre-paid debit card or money gram as a payment method. Learn more about our payment options so you can spot a potential scammer.
If someone visits your home:
  • Ask to see ID – Our employees and contractors carry photo ID badges and will gladly show you upon request. Ask them for ID before allowing them in your home.
  • Use caution with cash – Our employees do not collect cash payments nor deliver cash refunds or rebates to customers at home. Refrain from sending cash through the mail to prevent loss or theft.


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