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.

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.

Update 11/17 on 7 year old girl “Missy”

I just spoke  with her grandmother and they are doing well.  I am going to call the little girl   Missy (that is not her real name).

Missy has some clothes and has been changing her clothes often – too funny.  She is excited to get her hair cut tomorrow in preparation for school.  She does have a winter coat now.  Her favorite color is “purple.”

I have collected a few clothes and hope to collect more yet this weekend.  I also have some money they can use to purchase her school clothes, shoes, etc.  Her grandparent’s  appreciates everything we are doing.

I have had an inquiry for a Sharon Woods resident about what she wants for Christmas and that they are willing to meet up and take her shopping.  I have given this information to Missy’s grandmother and she will let me know.

Pat Wood



Update on the Little Girl from 6283 Skywae

Code spoke with the  grandfather on Tuesday, he said that he would be very grateful for any assistance he could get.

She is scheduled to get enrolled in school, and receive any medical attention she might need.

She  now has a bedroom of her own, (some) clothes that are clean and a dresser to keep them in, food whenever she is hungry, an actual bathroom with running water and a door,  a clean bed with sheets, blankets, pillows…  and people who will care for her rather than her having to take care of them.


This little girl is probably a size 7 or 8.  I am collecting clothing, toys or money to give to the grandfather to get her what she needs to attend school and just every day life.  If you want to donate, please give me a call @ 614-406-4829.  Thanks  Pat Wood








6283 Skywae Update


Code Enforcement has been to this property several times and have spoken to the occupants.  None of the occupants were listed as an owner.  To my understanding,   the owner is deceased and the older gentleman who use to live there is in a nursing home.

The occupants were told last week that they would have to vacate the property on Friday, Nov. 10, this did happen.
The occupants were allowed back in today for 30 minutes to gather up their animals.
The house had NO heat, rooms were boarded off so as to keep cold air from moving through.
The water was turned off, I believe, late last week.
There are unpaid taxes on the property.
There are windows broken with a picture hanging over the opening.
The trash throughout the home and holes in the walls & ceiling were terrible.  There was writing on many walls.
It was difficult to walk through the house.
Code enforcement will board up this property on Tuesday, Nov. 14.  They will request that all of the trash on the outside of the property be removed by the city.
We don’t have a lot of details on the house itself yet as ownership has to be determined and it most likely will be sent to court to have the city take over the property and possibly re-hab the house.  The code supervisor said that she will keep me informed.  She knows that the community wants to get this property cleaned up and so does she.
Good news on the 7 year old girl who lived there.  She is now with her grandfather in Johnstown and will be enrolled in school and have plenty of food to eat.  I know that the ladies at Good Shepherd will be sorting through all the donations to find clothing that will fit this little girl.

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!