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Meet New Council Member Emmanuel Remy

Meet Council member Emmanuel V. Remy and Team!

In an effort to engage with the community, newly appointed Councilmember Emmanuel V. Remy is holding community events in March and April across the City to listen to issues and concerns of Columbus residents.

“My team and I are beyond excited to have the opportunity to introduce ourselves to the Columbus community. We welcome area residents to share their concerns and thoughts as we work together to create a greater Columbus,” said Remy.

The Meet Councilmember Emmanuel V. Remy & Team! events give citizens the opportunity to talk to Councilmember Remy and his staff, share what is important to them and propose ways Council can work with the community. 

Meetings will be held at the following locations:

Tuesday, March 20
Columbus Metropolitan Library – Northern Lights Branch

4093 Cleveland Ave., Columbus OH 43224

Wednesday, March 21
Eldon and Elsie Ward Family YMCA

130 Woodland Ave., Columbus OH 43203

Saturday, March 24
Tim Hortons

3623 S. High St., Columbus OH 43207

Wednesday, March 28
Columbus Metropolitan Library – Livingston Branch

3434 E. Livingston Ave., Columbus OH 43227

Thursday, April 5
Columbus Metropolitan Library – Hilltop Branch

511 S. Hague Ave., Columbus OH 43204

Tuesday, April 10
Panera Bread

684 S. High St., Columbus OH 43206

Thursday, April 12
Wesley Glen Retirement Community

5155 N. High St., Columbus OH 43214

Saturday, April 14
Westland Area Library

4740 W. Broad St., Columbus OH 43228

For additional information contact:
Lucy Frank

Update 6283 Skywae

I understand we are all getting tired of looking at all the trash in front of this house.  I have talked with our Asst. City prosecutor ,Bill Sperlazza ,and he has give me the following information.  At one point I was told the family attorney was to take charge, however that may no longer be the case.  I keep asking and pushing so please bear with the process.

“We have filed a civil case against the property based on its condition.  As of now nobody has reached out to me and nobody has shown up in court.  We are using every rout possible to achieve service; including service by publication which means putting it in the newspaper!

Once service is achieved we will pursue everyone involved and try to force compliance.  If they do not fix it up, we will try to eventually remedy the issue ourselves and foreclose on the property.

It’s a long and slow process, but we are trying the best we can.  Its high on my radar.”

Parks & Recreation Summer Camp Info.

Summer Camp Registration:
a. Thursday, March 15 at 7 pm –Outdoor Education Camps
Registration for Outdoor Education Camps (Indian Village, Camp Terra, Indian Village Preschool and Camp Walnut) will begin. Indian Village will be open on Thursday evening from 7-9 pm but will not be open on Saturday.

b. Saturday, March 17 at 10 am – Recreation Center Camps
Registration for Center Camps (Barnett, Buckeye, Far East, Lazelle, Whetstone and Woodward), Horseback Riding, Camp Public Health, Police and Fire Exploration, Sports Camps (Basketball, Cheerleading, Football, Gymnastics, Hockey, Strength & Conditioning, Tennis and Track), Arts Camps (Great Art Getaway, Dance, Lights, Camera…Camp and Teen Clay Academy), Therapeutic Camps and Discover Boating.

Register online beginning at 10 am or at Community Centers from 10 am-2 pm.

Registration is done online at; click the link Registration and Reservations; and at community centers.

To view the Guide to Summer Fun, please visit the website The guide contains a complete listing of camps and registration information (pages 13-28).

Take a minute to update your information (email, phone numbers and address) on the Activenet registration site. Don’t forget to update the email address associated with your child. Important camp information will be sent to this email.

Recreation Administration
1111 E. Broad
Columbus, OH, US

Quarterly block watch meeting, Precinct 1 & 18.

Tuesday, March 20th is my block watch coordinators meeting which includes all of the block watch coordinators in precinct 18 & 1.  If anyone is interested in attending please let me know or show up and look for me, Pat Wood.


Our Block watch coordinators meeting will be held Tuesday the 20th of March 2018 at 7:00 PM @1120 Morse Rd.  There are always numerous questions about solicitors in the neighborhoods, now is your chance to get the answers!   We will have Ralph Jones from the Columbus City License Section speaking and he will be giving you information about the requirements of a Peddlers License.  We will also have a detective from the property crimes section to answer questions about burglaries and related crimes.

As always everyone is welcome, bring your neighbors, friends and anyone whom would like to get good information!  Best of all it is free, no fees, no hassles, and no payments!

Cleveland Ave. & Schrock Rd Improvement

Cleveland Avenue and Schrock Road Improvements

Cleveland Avenue between I-270 and Schrock Road will have intermittent lane closures for an expansion project.

The project will make the following improvements:

  • Additional northbound and southbound lanes along Cleveland Avenue
  • Additional eastbound lanes on Schrock Road to provide dual left and dual right turn lanes onto Cleveland Avenue
  • Installing new sidewalk on the north side of Schrock Road between Schrock Hill Court and Cleveland Avenue
  • Extending the multi-use path on th east side of Cleveland Avenue from I-270 north to JP Morgan Chase & Co. signal with connections to Sharon Woods Metro Park and Mt. Carmel St. Ann’s
  • Improving streen lighting and utilities

Completion: December 2018  Click on link below to see the map of changes.

For more information:

This will be great having designated  right turn lanes from Cleveland Ave. South to Schrock West & Schrock East to Cleveland South onto 270

Barking Dogs – NOT a 9-1-1 Call (From 10TV)



COLUMBUS- Police in Columbus say if you want to complain about your neighbor’s barking dog, don’t call 9-1-1.

“It’s a filler run, it takes our time from doing other things that are more important,” says Officer Scott Clinger who patrols the Precinct 18 on the north end of Columbus.

Clinger along with other Community Liaison Officers say barking dog complaints are getting out of hand. And as the weather turns warmer, the complaints start to pick up, especially in the month of March.

Based on numbers provided by Columbus Police, the number of animal complaints averages as high as nearly 10 calls a day.


Clinger says each of those calls takes time away from what officers feel could be more priority ones compared to a noise complaint.

“Cars get broken into, garages get broken into… everything you can imagine happen will happen during that time,” explains Officer Clinger. “We’re not able to do much about it because we’re taking a report off something that we really can’t do anything about.”

To reduce calls for service related to animal complaints, Columbus Police along with City Attorney Zach Klein’s office are putting out a “how-to” guide on what to do insteadof calling 9-1-1.


The problem of excessive dog barking has been a long unaddressed issue. The Columbus City Prosecutor’s Office, under the leadership of City Attorney Zach Klein, is committed to addressing this quality of life issue.

The first action to take when dealing with a barking dog problem is to contact Chief of Staff Bill Hedrick at (614) 645-8874. Mr. Hedrick or a member of the staff, will assist you with other dog issues.

Excessive dog barking solutions may include the following:

1. A noisy animal warning letter can be mailed to the address where the dog in question resides. We do not disclose the identity of the person who has called our office to complain about the noisy animal. A vast majority of barking dog issues are resolved at this step.

2. Mediation can be scheduled in our office to allow the parties to discuss the matter. Our Night Prosecutor Mediation Program has a long history of successfully handling this type of neighborhood problem.

3. If the problem persists despite a warning letter and mediation, prosecution exists as a final option. Noisy Animals is a minor misdemeanor under the Columbus City Code and a violation is punishable by a fine of up to $150. To prosecute this offense, our office requires the following types of evidence:

A. The barking must happen within the city limits of Columbus. You must also provide the dog owner’s name. If the owner’s name is not available, our Intake Unit can attempt to acquire the information.

B. To prosecute a case, you must provide exact dates and times the barking has taken place. Simply stating “the dog barks every day” is NOT sufficient evidence to file a criminal charge. The evidence you submit should also include one or two other households in the area that will confirm the dates and times the barking occurred. Video and/or audio tape recordings of the barking are also very helpful. Generally, 20 minutes or more of audio demonstrating continuous barking is needed to create a strong case.

Please note: Dogs will bark. Unless the barking is excessive, it is NOT considered criminal. Be advised that in order to pursue a criminal charge (as explained in #3 above), you will need to file a complaint through the Intake Unit at the Columbus City Prosecutor’s Office, 375 South High Street, 7th Floor. If charges are approved, you may be required to appear in court several times.

Beechcroft Lions Club Easter Breakfast & SWCA Easter Egg Hunt

Bring yourselves, your children and grandchildren, neighbors and friends and enjoy pancakes (all you can eat), sausage, orange juice, milk and coffee.

Free vision screening for children will be done during the breakfast – see below for more details.

Proceeds will Help the Beechcroft Lions Help the Blind

The Easter Egg Hunt is 10:00 and the Easter Bunny will be there of course!

Thanks and see you there.


Taking reservations for Garden Plots @ the Good Seeds Garden

The Good Seeds Gardens @ Good Shepherd 2018

Are you sick of winter? Want to think about spring?  The Good Seeds garden at Good Shepherd  is accepting applications for garden plots. Plots are $10 each. Applications need to be re-submitted each year. Stop by the church office Monday- Thursday from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. to complete your application and reserve your plot. If you would like an application emailed to you, contact Susie Lehnerd  ( Pat Wood,(


Alpine Inviting Neighbors to a Meeting with Youth Football league

This will be the 3rd and possibly last meeting with the school, resident’s & youth football league.  If you remember many neighbors in/around Alpine had expressed concerns about the noise, litter, parking, practice schedule, etc. regarding the football/cheer league that used Alpine’s fields this past fall.

 Sharon Woods  trustees had received numerous phone calls. These concerns were brought to the attention of Principal Peeples at Alpine.   She is very open to hearing the concerns and wants to keep a positive relationship with the neighborhood


Looking for Support for National Night Out 2018

We are in the process of putting together Sharon Woods’ National Night Out 2018, to be held Tuesday, August 7th.   Once more plans are confirmed we will keep you posted.

  1.  We are looking for a company or companies to help financially to purchase blue light bulbs to be distributed to our residents at the 2018 NNO.
  2.  We are also looking for financial support to purchase or make bandanas for dogs to give to owners and ask them to be a part of a dog walker watch. We hope to start this in April or May.

According to the Humane Society of the United States and the ASPCA, there are over seventy five million dog owners across the nation. That’s dozens, if not hundreds, of neighbors walking their dogs throughout the community at all times of the day, all days of the week, in all weather conditions.   Dog Walker Watch encourages these neighbors to assist local law enforcement with the concept of “see something, say something”. They are extra eyes and ears while out walking their dog. The program enhances the partnership between police and the community while providing resources for neighbors to be more aware and how to effectively observe and report suspicious activity.

If anyone has or knows of a company that could help, please get in touch with Pat Wood, 614-406-4829 or

Thank you.