Monthly Archives: December 2017

New CMAX service begins January 1st

CMAX, the Central Ohio Transit Authority’s (COTA) new high-frequency, limited-stop service along Cleveland Avenue, launches on Jan. 1, 2018! To celebrate the launch and invite customers to try the new service, COTA is offering free fares on CMAX Jan. 1-7, 2018.

The 15.6-mile CMAX route runs along Cleveland Avenue between downtown Columbus and the Ohio Health Westerville Medical Campus at Polaris Parkway and Africa Road. The new service combines convenience, reliability and technology to get customers where they need to go quickly.

Between Downtown and SR-161, CMAX runs every 10 minutes during rush hour on weekdays, and every 15 minutes midday, evenings and weekends. Service runs every 30 minutes north of SR-161 to Polaris Parkway and Africa Road. CMAX syncs with traffic signals to keep buses running on time.

“CMAX is a brand new way for COTA to provide public transportation in our growing region,” said Emille Williams, COTA’s Interim President/CEO. “CMAX is a significant investment in public transportation and in our neighborhoods. The service will improve mobility and connect the communities along Cleveland Avenue with employment opportunities, education and healthcare services.”

CMAX also features enhanced passenger amenities, including: specially-branded buses; upgraded passenger stations with real-time information screens; and free on-board Wi-Fi and USB charging ports. CMAX is only $2 per one-way trip. Daily, weekly and monthly passes are also available at the COTA Pass Sales (33 N High St. 43215) and over 3,500 pass outlets throughout Central Ohio.

COTA will host a CMAX Community Celebration on Sat., Jan. 6, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., at Linden STEM Academy, 2626 Cleveland Avenue. The free event is open to the public and features access to community resources, kid-friendly activities, giveaways, food, music and more

Package stolen from porch 12/22/17 – do you know who it is

Click link below to see if you can identify individual who stole a package from a porch this morning, 12/22/17.

If you know this person please get in touch with homeowner and give me a call @ 614-406-4829.

Following posted on next door this morning:  ” 1811 Staffordshire – Package Thieves Are Out There   Package stolen off front porch, no value to thief, hand made gifts from mother-in-law so keep your eye out for the box as he’ll probably trash it.”

Person  distinctive:

*male, thin

*emblem at knee on left leg

* shoes have  red on toes area

If you know who this person is get in touch with homeowner & give me a call @ 614-406-4829  Pat Wood.

By reporting this is the only way we can keep crime out of our neighborhood.

See something, say something.


Channel 6 Story on 6283 Skywae

Many Sharon Woods residents did a lot also for “Missy” however I am glad they didn’t mention us as don’t need them hanging around.  Missy and grandparents should have their privacy!


Click on link below to view part of the story:

6283 Skywae Update 12/19/17

We should see some “clean up” action on this house very soon.  The family attorney has been in the house and he is taking responsibility to get it cleaned up and sold.  I understand someone is interested in the property so we may see some action before the end of 2017!

Just to let you know “Missy” & her grandparent’s are doing great & Missy is in school and enjoying learning and making friends.

Several departments within the city of Columbus such as Code enforcement and others collect money and donate it every year.  This year $1200 in gift carts went to Missy and her grandparent’s.

I want to thank all the neighbors who donated money & clothing – Sharon Woods is a great place to live –

Merry Christmas & Peace on Earth.



Here are the 4 winners of this year’s contest – thank you to all who helped to make our neighborhood so festive!  Also thank you to the Beechcroft Lions Club for judging the contest.






























See Something, Say Something

I am sure you are aware of all of the shootings around Columbus – so sad.  I am sure you all do this, however it never hurts to remind us all ,that No matter where you are, if you see something that just doesn’t look right, then say something.

I do believe that it is the responsibility of citizens to say something if they see something.  The police can’t be everywhere, so please do what you can to make our neighborhood, our city a better place to live.

If you ever have any questions/concerns give me a call.

Pat Wood, 614-406-4829

“Missy 12/8/17 Update

This was her first week attending kindergarten and here is the message I received from her grandmother.  After spending a little time with Missy, I am not surprised.  She will do great.

 Very well … it has taken a toll on her she has been going to bed every night before 8….  She is really happy and is adapting well to school. She is making a lot of friends as well.

Thanks for caring and thinking of her.