Category Archives: What You Need to Know

Some Reminders

  •  When shoveling snow Please keep the area around fire hydrants clear.
  • House numbers – Please be sure you have your house numbers on the front of your house. This is important for emergency responders.
  • In 2017 there were approx. 3,000 signs removed from right of ways in the Northland area. These are the political signs, yard work signs etc.  Helps keep our neighborhood clean, not to mention most are against city code.
  • See something, say something call 3-1-1 or police 614-645-4545.
  • 3-1-1, trash piled up around homes; vehicles parked illegally or over 72 hours are a couple of things.  You can go to their web site and look at the list.

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

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:


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

City of Columbus Winter Preparedness Update

For Immediate Release                                                       

Dec. 8, 2017

Jeff Ortega, office (614) 645-5181, mobile: (614) 373-1501

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2017-2018 City of Columbus Winter Preparedness Update


The Department of Public Service is preparing for possible snow and ice this coming weekend.

The city of Columbus Snow Warriors have been performing anti-ice functions throughout the city in preparation for the possibility of light accumulation and falling temperatures over the weekend. City crews began anti-icing efforts earlier this week and will continue as the weather allows. Currently the Department of Public Service has 85 trucks ready to be put into service, as needed, and has approximately 30,000 tons of salt on hand.

  • Anti-icing is the proactive applying of products to roadways before a snow & ice  event. Anti-icing helps prevent snow and ice from bonding to pavement, allowing workers to clear the roads more easily. Anti-icing can create safer winter conditions and is a more cost-effective alternative to de-icing. Managers cannot rely on one method for de-icing and anti-icing because each chemical and storm is different.

Once the snow falls, be sure to go to to see what city streets have been serviced in the past 72 hours and to check the priority level of your street.

A Thank You from Missy’s Grandparent’s

We would to THANK EVERYONE for all the generous out pour of thought and love for our granddaughter.  She is doing very well and is very very happy.  She would like to THANK EVERYONE for all the clothes, shoes and toys.  We would like to THANK EVERYONE for the money as well, it came in handy for some other things for our granddaughter.

   She is so excited for Christmas she said she has never had a tree or Santa didn’t bring here but only 3 gifts.  My grandson told her that it will be different this year, he said i promise, we have a Tree and Santa comes to our house…
   You all are great people, no you all are wonderful people to do all this for a little girl that you do not know, but she really appreciates it and we do too.
   Again THANK YOU…we can not say it enough.

4th Quarter 2017 GATEPOST Newsletter

Click below to open the PDF which is our 4th quarter Gatepost. This newsletter will be mailed to all Sharon Woods homes very soon. There is a lot of information about upcoming holiday events in this edition.

Inside will be yet another application for membership in the civic association. So, if you have not yet sent in your application and check please do so. Thank you in advance for your support!


Council member Stinziano Announces November Community Hours


columbus city council news release

Councilmember Stinziano Announces November Community Hours
Councilmember Michael Stinziano will hold Community Hours in November across the City to listen to issues and concerns of Columbus residents. Community Hours offer citizens the opportunity to tell Councilmember Stinziano what is important to them and how he and City Council can help. All members of the Columbus community are encouraged to attend.

“Significant issues confront our diverse City every day. I want to hear, firsthand, from my constituents about what concerns them as we work together to make our neighborhoods the best places to live, work, start a business and raise a family in Ohio,” said Stinziano.

*Final October Hour – Monday, October 30
Columbus Metropolitan Library – Linden
2223 Cleveland Ave., Columbus, OH 43211

Councilmember Stinziano will hold November Community Hours at the following locations:

Friday, November 3
Panera – Blacklick Center
6887 E. Broad St.
10:00am – 11:30am

Saturday, November 11
Tim Horton’s – Northland
955 E. Dublin Granville Rd.
10:00am – 11:30am

Friday, November 17
Panera Bread – Clintonville
4519 N. High St.
12:00pm – 1:30pm

Tuesday, November 21
North Side Pride Center
248 E. 11th Ave.
5:00pm – 6:30pm

Monday, November 27
Tim Horton’s – High Street
3623 S. High St.
4:00pm – 5:30pm

For additional information contact:
Kevin McCain