Beau Dusz
Ohio.com correspondent


Because Sandy swept through Wadsworth with rain and wind, trick or treat has been rescheduled and some residents had to confront power outages.



According to Safety Director Matt Hiscock, trick or treat, which was scheduled for Wednesday, will now be held from 6-8 p.m. on Saturday.



In addition, Service Director Chris Easton said a number of power outages occurred. On Monday afternoon, there was an outage on the Norton circuit, Easton noted, which affected 1,275 customers, especially those in the area of Akron Road to Johnson Road in the southeast section of the city. That outage was caused by the wind, Easton said.



Another outage occurred on Monday evening on the Red Rock circuit. It lasted for 30 minutes and affected 1,800 customers. That outage, Easton said, was because of a tree falling on lines in the area of Stratford Avenue. This outage affected customers from Red Rock to downtown and west to Leatherman Road.



A series of single outages affected 20 customers, Easton said. These were scattered throughout the city and township, especially in the Mennonite and Reimer roads areas.



Easton added that a number of limbs were down in some of the park areas, but no major damage to city or private property was noted.



"We had 10 electric department employees out throughout the night in various locations restoring power and their efforts were much appreciated by our customers and city administration," Easton said.



Also, as of this report, city crews had not been asked to provide mutual aid to any other communities, Easton said, but he did note the city's leaf pickup will continue.



The Medina County Auditor's office released a memo informing property owners that they may claim a reduction in the taxable value of buildings destroyed or damaged. Wadsworth residents can call 330-336-6657, extension 9139, or download the form from www.medinacountyauditor.org/frm_dstr.htm. Mail the completed form to the auditor's office for processing.