Biddy Wrestling Announcement – Reminder

Luke Garner is the Head Coach of the North Baltimore Biddy Wrestling Program for this season. Here is a reminder for the wrestlers and parents – the info was sent home and sign-ups are starting.

Luke Garner is the Head Coach of the North Baltimore Biddy Wrestling Program for this season. Here is a reminder for the wrestlers and parents – the info was sent home and sign-ups are starting.

The sign ups are Thursday the 20th and Monday the 24th.

The first practice is December 2nd, 630 to 8.

Interstate 75 Bridge Deck Repair Project – Nov. 20

The Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) District Two announces the following update to the I-75 bridge deck repair project. Updates are highlighted in bold and underlined:

Interstate 75: Bridge Deck Repair – ramp from eastbound I-475 to northbound 75 will be closed

Interstate 75 Bridge Deck Repair Project – Nov. 20

 

BOWLING GREEN (Wednesday, November 19, 2014) – The Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) District Two announces the following update to the I-75 bridge deck repair project.  Updates are highlighted in bold and underlined:

Interstate 75: Bridge Deck Repair
Lucas County (1090-14):
On Thursday, November 20 at 7pm through Friday, November 21 at 6am,the ramp from eastbound I-475 to northbound 75 will be closed for bridge deck repair.  Detour: southbound I-75; Detroit Avenue.  Additionally, at this time, lane restrictions are possible on I-75 and I-475 near the I-75/I-475 split in Toledo.  Through December, intermittent lane restrictions are possible on I-75 from Wales Road to I-280. Project complete: May 2015.

Unique ‘n’ Tiques – Theater 50/50 – BIG Sale, FREE Lunch & Appraiser on site!

Unique ‘n’ Tiques at the corner of South Main and State Street, at the 4 – way in Downtown North Baltimore, is the original “shop” to put up a shingle in NB, “selling Junk.” But Jody Stone and her exhibitors/vendors have stood the test of time, buying and selling what area people “can’t live with or without.”

 

Unique ‘n’ Tiques at the corner of South Main and State Street, at the 4 – way in Downtown North Baltimore, is the original “shop” to put up a shingle in NB, “selling Junk.” But Jody Stone and her exhibitors/vendors have stood the test of time, buying and selling what area people “can’t live with or without.”

Unique ‘n’ Tiques is the anchor for a little row of shops on South Main in NB, that includes CyberSolutions Computer Store and Dawn’s Flower Shop.

Jody invites you in for a visit this week, as they are getting ready for Christmas AND having a 50/50 Raffle to help out a fellow downtown business, The Virginia Theater Digital Upgrade.

Thursday, Friday and Saturday Unique ‘n’ Tiques is open 10 am – 6 pm, with Drawings and Door Prizes and Specials and Deals and Bargains.

On Saturday only – there will be FREE LUNCH and a Licensed Appraiser will be on hand to do FREE appraisals of YOUR “junk”!!!

The 50/50 Raffle, tickets are $1 each of 6 for $5. The drawing will be on Saturday, Nov. 29, with the proceeds to help with the installation expenses and plaque/seat tag purchases for the Virginia Theater Digital Upgrade. Jody is proud to have supported the effort with a $500 Lobby Plaque donation and wants to help out with one final push, the 50/50 drawing – so stop in for your tickets today!

PAID Ad (editor@thenbxpress.com for info)

VILLAGE OF NORTH BALTIMORE COUNCIL PUBLIC HEARING – NOVEMBER 15, 2014

Hearing on the Planning Commission recommendation for a zoning change for the southern portion of the old North Baltimore High School property, 124 S. Second St.

VILLAGE OF NORTH BALTIMORE COUNCIL PUBLIC HEARING – NOVEMBER 15, 2014 

  1. Pledge of Allegiance

In the absence of the mayor, Ms Goldner called the meeting to order at 9:00 AM and led the Pledge of Allegiance.

II.              Roll Call:

 Mayor Mike Julien-Absent, Leslee Thompson-Here, Aaron Patterson-Absent, Janet Goldner-Here, Bill Cameron-Here, Rich Rose-Absent, Arthur Patterson III— Absent, Clerk Richard Van Mooy-Here, Kylie Hiser—Student Representative–Absent.

Mr. Cameron made a motion to excuse Ms Hiser and Messer Patterson, Patterson III and Rose.    There was no second.  Motion died.

  • Hearing on the Planning Commission recommendation for a zoning change for the southern portion of the old North Baltimore High School property, 124 S. Second St. 

Ms Goldner introduced Appointed Village Legal Counsel Chet Marcin who explained the rezoning process. He pointed out that the Planning Commission recommended that the property be rezoned from S-1 Special District to B-2 General Business and that council has 30 days from the date of this hearing to either accept. Reject or modify the Planning Commission recommendation. 

Ms Goldner recognized all members of the public who signed the Public Participation  form indicating that they wished to address council on the matter.  Listed below are those who made comments.  Remarks are paraphrased.

John Sponsler, 301 Belmont.  Mr. Sponsler said that he was in favor of business expansion but he stated that the school board sold the property at below market value.  He urged council to reject the recommendation thereby forcing the Board of Education to reconsider the price of the property.

Jeff Long, 211 Mitchell introduce himself as a representative of Reineke Family Dealerships.  He said that the company’s plan is to develop the property into a  parking lot for vehicles initially.  He went on to say that if the business did well that it was likely that the dealership would purchase the north section of the property and build a multi-million dollar facility.

Mary Patterson, 202 S. Main St.  Ms Patterson said that she has done business with the Reineke Dealerships has had good experiences and that she supports their plan.

Shawn Smith,  ___ Second St introduced himself as the Reineke Sales Manager.  He  spoke on the company’s support of the community and their willingness to make  contributions.  He also expressed the opinion that the currently vacant land would  not attract housing development if the property is not rezoned for business.

Doug Trounter, 815 Quarry Rd.  Mr. Troutner said that the village should do all it can to encourage business expansion.  He suggested that down lighting and landscape screening be part of the rezoning requirements.

Gene Patterson, 403 Margaret St.  Mr. Patterson spoke in favor of the rezoning request and he urged the village to do whatever it can to promote this change.

Lee Holloway, 304 S. 2nd St.  Mr. Holloway spoke in favor of the change.  He stated that additional lighting in the neighborhood would be a plus.

Jamie Cunningham, 208 Allen TR 14, Van Buren.  Ms Cunningham introduced herself as an investor in community businesses.  She supports business expansion in the village but she urged caution.  She said that all aspects must be considered when making a village decisions.

Russell Cunningham, address as above. Mr. Cunningham said that he was happy to see a family business expand in town. He suggested that down lights should be required.

  1. Adjournment 

Mr. Cameron made a motion to adjourn at 9:27 AM.  Second by Ms Thompson.  All approved.

VILLAGE OF NORTH BALTIMORE SPECIAL MEETING MINUTES – Nov. 11

VILLAGE OF NORTH BALTIMORE SPECIAL COUNCIL MEETING MINUTES – NOVEMBER 11, 2014

VILLAGE OF NORTH BALTIMORE SPECIAL COUNCIL MEETING MINUTES – NOVEMBER 11, 2014

  1. Pledge of Allegiance

 Mayor Julien called the meeting to order at 5:30 PM and led the Pledge of Allegiance.

 

  1. Roll Call:

 Mayor Julien-Here, Janet Goldner–Here, Aaron Patterson-Absent, Leslee Thompson-Here, Bill Cameron-Here, Art Patterson-Here, Rich Rose—Absent,  Kylie Hiser Student Representative–Absent Clerk Richard Van Mooy-Here.

 

Ms Goldner made a motion to excuse Ms Hiser and Messer Rose and Aaron Patterson.  Second by Mr. Cameron.  All approved.

 

Following the roll call, Mayor Julien asked for a moment of silence in remembrance and thanks for all veterans.

 

  • Executive Session

        Ms. Goldner made a motion to enter into executive session at 5:37 PM for  121.22 G1 to consider the appointment, employment, dismissal, promotion, demotion or compensation of a public employee.  Second by Mr. Cameron.  All approved 

  1. Return to Regular Session

 Mr. Cameron  made a motion to return to regular session at 5:45 PM.  Second by

Ms Thompson. All approved.

 New Business/Legislation

                   Ms Dettling made the following recommendation: After careful consideration of performance concerns with the Finance Clerk I position, which is the responsible for Accounts Receivable (EMS and Utility Billing), the Administrator is recommending dismissal.  This position is currently held by Jaimye Benedict.”

Before calling for a motion on the recommendation, Mr. Julien stated that he concurred with Ms Dettling’s recommendation.

Motion to approve the recommendation by Ms Goldner. Second by Ms Thompson.                         All approved.

Motion by Mr. Cameron to allow the Village Administrator to advertise for a part-time employee to fill the duties of Finance Clerk I.  Second by Ms. Goldner.  All approved. 

  1. Old Business 

                    None

 

 

 

  • Adjournment 

       Ms Thompson made a motion to adjourn at  5:57 PM.  Second by Mr. Cameron.  All approved.

North Baltimore’s 2014-2015 Junior High Basketball Season Tips Off

The 2014-2015 basketball season for North Baltimore tipped off tonight with the 8th grade boys and 8th grade girls teams playing on the road at Vanlue, and both NB teams came up with the big WIN. Vanlue only fields 1 Jr High boys team and 1 Jr High girls team so only the 8th grade played.

by Suzanne Bucher

The 2014-2015 basketball season for North Baltimore tipped off tonight with the 8th grade boys and 8th grade girls teams playing on the road at Vanlue, and both NB teams came up with the big WIN. Vanlue only fields 1 Jr High boys team and 1 Jr High girls team so only the 8th grade played.

8th Grade Girls  Basketball (1-0, 1-0 BVC) – Mon 11/17/14 at Vanlue

NB – 42
Vanlue – 6

NB Scoring:

Alivia Light – 16
Allison Kepling – 10
Kiley Brooker – 8
Jordan Bucher – 6
Hailey Watson – 2

Next Girls Jr High Game – Mon, 11/24/14 @ Hopewell Loudon

8th Grade Boys Basketball (1-0, 1-0 BVC) – Mon 11/17/14 At Vanlue 

NB – 39
Vanlue – 20

NB Scoring:

Tyler Durfey – 16
Levi Gazarek – 8
Brendan Cotterman – 5
Clayton Heineman – 4
Harley Cole – 3
Logan Sams – 2
Brandon Biller – 1

Next Boys Jr High Game – Mon, 12/1/14 vs Pandora-Gilboa (Home)

JHBBB Nov 15 1
Tiger 8th grader in action at Vanlue
JHGBB Nov 15 1
Lady Tiger 8th grade in action at Vanlue

Opiate Epidemic – A Town Hall Meeting

The Opiate Epidemic in Ohio, in Wood County, IN North Baltimore has many faces. This meeting is a must attend if you are interested in how and where to get help AND how this epidemic is going to impact YOUR life!

The Opiate Epidemic in Ohio, in Wood County, IN North Baltimore has many faces. This meeting is a must attend if you are interested in how and where to get help AND how this epidemic is going to impact YOUR life!

Opiate Epidemic Seminar flyer

Tiger Basketball season is upon us!

North Baltimore High School and Junior High School Basektball, along with wrestling is underway for the 2014- 15 season. The pads, the clubs, the nets are all put away and the roundballs and the singlets are out, as we move indoors for the Winter Sports Season here in NB.

North Baltimore High School Basketball is underway for the 2014- 15 season. The pads, the clubs and the nets are all put away and the round balls and the sweats are out, as we move indoors for the Season of Hoops here in NB.

This past weekend the boy’s and girl’s basketball programs introduced the squads and held some scrimmages in The Jungle. There were also Junior Varsity and Junior High Scrimmages in the Powell Gym.
BBB Nov 15 1
Chad Wright hits the short jumper
BBB Nov 15 2
Lane Bishop drills a 3
GBB Nov. 15 2
Kiah Powell lays it in
GBB Nov. 15 1
Lacey Trumbull drives to the basket

Reineke alone atop DCML at 3 – 0

The Dick Clark Men’s Basketball League is three weeks into the season already, and already the team sponsored by Reineke is on top of the heap, undefeated at 3 – 0.

Games are free and open to the public at The Jungle, at North Baltimore High School.

The Dick Clark Men’s Basketball League is three weeks into the season already, and already the team sponsored by Reineke is on top of the heap, undefeated at 3 – 0.

Games are free and open to the public at The Jungle, at North Baltimore High School.

DCML Week 3

NB Council Minutes – Nov. 4

VILLAGE OF NORTH BALTIMORE – COUNCIL MEETING MINUTES – NOVEMBER 04, 2014

VILLAGE OF NORTH BALTIMORE – COUNCIL MEETING MINUTES – NOVEMBER 04, 2014

I. Pledge of Allegiance

Mayor Julien called the meeting to order at 7:30 PM and led the Pledge of Allegiance.

II. Roll Call:

Mayor Mike Julien-Here, Leslee Thompson-Here, Aaron Patterson-Here,
Janet Goldner-Here, Bill Cameron-Here, Rich Rose-Absent, Arthur Patterson III— Absent, Clerk Richard Van Mooy-Here, Kylie Hiser—Student Representative–Present.

Ms Goldner made a motion to excuse Messer Patterson III and Rose. Second by Mr. Cameron. All approved.

III. Approval of the Minutes:

Motion by Mr. Cameron to approve the minutes of the 10-21-14 meeting. Second by Ms Thompson . All approved.

IV. Public Participation:

Pat Hernandez and Lisa Frost addressed council about their water bills. They live in adjacent homes and both their September water bills increased dramatically only to return to the usual size for October. Following a phone call to the village office, the water department checked for leaks and found none. They were told that Supt. Patterson would call them to discuss possibilities other than a leak. Supt. Patterson did not call them and the mayor did not respond to a voicemail request for a return call. Both expressed their disappointment in the lack of response and common courtesy toward a citizen of the village.

Mayor Julien said that he checked the situation and followed up with a letter as a means of keeping a paper trail. The letter was mailed 10-03-14 and had not yet arrived at either residence.

Ms Dettling said that she reviewed the usage and both home used about 2000 gallons more than usual during the months in question. Council discussed the matter and several expressed concern that there is no explanation for the spike in billing costs. Ms Dettling will double check with Supt. Patterson and make contact with the complainants.

V. Letters and Communications:

Aaron Patterson reported that he had received a complaint about poor street drainage at S. Main and American Legion Dr. He suggested a catch basin be installed. Referred to Supt. Wickard.

VI. Administrative Reports:

Finance Officer: Present. Report Submitted.

Officer Kirk reported that our insurance will cover all or a portion of the fraudulent checks that were passed. After some discussion council expressed the opinion that neither we nor our insurance should pay for the bank’s error since we took all precautions with the checks. Officer Kirk will review the issue.

Mr. Cameron asked if the two donations to the police department listed on the report were earmarked. The Eagles’ donation is for SRO DARE training and DS Brown is for body cameras for the officers.

The drop in our income tax receipts was noted. The completion of the sewer project may be one of the reasons the decline.

EMS Chief: Present. Report Submitted.

Council reviewed the new report format. They were complementary on the call responses for the month.

Fire Chief: Present. Report submitted.

Chief Francisco asked council to consider an ordinance to bill insurance when the department is called out on I-75 for a MVA. Referred to COTW.

Police Chief: Present. Report submitted.

Chief Baer introduced Dustin Decker, a current member of the police auxiliary, whom he is recommending to be hired at a PT on call dispatcher at $7.95 per hour effective 11-05-14. Motion to approve by Ms Goldner. Second by Mr. Cameron. All approved.

Village Administrator: Present. Report Submitted.

Ms Dettling reviewed her report. She stated that she is authorizing OT for April Dick due to the suspension of an office person.

Based on Ms Dettling’s recommendation, Ms. Goldner made a motion to approve the use of letter sized paper for all agendas, minutes, ordinances and resolutions effective 01-01-15. All customary public access and archiving practices will continue to be followed. Second by Ms Thompson. All approved.

Clerk: Present. No report.

Appointed Legal Counsel: Absent. Excused by the mayor.

Mayor: Present. No report.

An executive session is needed at the end of the business meeting.

VII. Standing Committees:

Economic and Community Development (Aaron Patterson)

No Report

Public Safety (Ms Goldner)

No Report

Mr. Julien announced that he has completed the village reverse 911 data base. He hopes to begin sign ups by 12-01-14 and following community meetings the system will be active 01-01-15. Referred to COTW.

Personnel, Policy and Ordinance Review (Mr. Rose)

No Report.

Public Works (Art Patterson)

In the absence of Art Patterson, Aaron Patterson made a motion to authorize the Village Administrator enter into an agreement with the Wood County to complete the Handicapped Door Improvement project and
authorize the expenditure of up to $20,700 for the village’s share of the project including alternate bid for parking lot resurfacing. Second by Mr. Cameron. All approved.

Details of the Lars Larson plaque referred to COTW.

Public Utilities (Mr. Cameron)

No Report.

Ms Dettling reported that the initial headwork’s planning meeting will be held next week. She hopes that a recommendation will follow in short order.

Finance and Technology (Ms Thompson)

No Report other than the 2015 budget which will be presented at the COTW.

VIII. New Legislation, Resolutions, Motions or Business

Aaron Patterson made a motion that Ordinance 14-42 be read by number and title only for the first reading. Second by Mr. Cameron.

Ordinance 14-42 read by number and title by the mayor.

ORDINANCE 14-42 AN ORDINANCE ESTABLISHING SUPPLEMENTAL APPROPRIATION ACCOUNTS FOR FISCAL YEAR ENDING DECEMBER 31, 2014, AND DECLARING AN EMERGENCY

IX. Second Reading of Ordinances and Resolutions

Ms Thompson made a motion that Ordinance 14-41 be read by number and title only for the second reading. Second by Ms Goldner

Ordinance 14-41 read by number and title by the mayor.

ORDINANCE 14-41 AN ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING THE MAYOR TO RENEW AN AGREEMENT WITH THE PUBLIC DEFENDER COMMISSION OF WOOD COUNTY, AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY

X. Third Reading of Ordinances and Resolutions

None

XI. Other New Business

Mr. Cameron said that future Great Lakes billing reports will include the year of the occurrence.

XII. Other Old Business

None

XIII. Payment of the Bills

Aaron Patterson made a motion to put the bills totaling $ 32,069.63 on the Claims Ordinance. Second by Ms Thompson. All approved.

Before the vote Aaron Patterson suggested that Cintas has exceeded the specified rate increase and should be required to refund the overage.

Aaron Patterson made a motion to pay the bills totaling $ 32,069.63. Second by Ms Thompson. All approved.

XIV. Executive Session

Aaron Patterson made a motion to enter into executive session at 8:30PM for 121.22 G1 to consider the appointment, employment, dismissal, promotion, demotion or compensation of a public employee. Second by Mr. Cameron. All approved

XV. Return to Regular Session

Aaron Patterson made a motion to return to regular session at 9:10 PM. Second by Ms Goldner. All approved.

XVI. Adjournment

Ms Goldner made a motion to adjourn at 9:10 PM. Second by
Ms Thompson. All approved.

United Methodist Church Church news for Sun. Nov. 23

Church of the Good Shepherd United Methodist & Bairdstown United Methodist Church Church news for Sunday, November 23, 2014

Church of the Good Shepherd United Methodist

Church news for Sunday, November 23, 2014

Church of the Good Shepherd United Methodist will celebrate “Christ the King” Sunday on November 23, with worship beginning at 10:15 am.  Rev. Susan Kronbach will preach “Who is this Jesus?” from Matthew 7:21-28.  Sunday School for youth and adults is held at 9:15 am; Sunday School for children is held during worship after the children’s moments.  Please plan to join us!

Other activities at the church this week include choir practice each Wednesday evening at 7:00 pm (with cantata practice immediately following at 7:45); Women of Faith on Thursday, and Nov. 20 at 9:00 am at the Iron Skillet Restaurant.

Please also make plans to join us for the Community Thanksgiving Service at Holy Family Catholic Church on Sunday, Nov. 23 at 7:00 pm.  This service is sponsored by the North Baltimore Area Cooperative Ministry, and an offering of peanut butter (or cash) will be received for our Christmas box ministry.

_____

Bairdstown United Methodist Church

Church news for Sunday, November 23, 2014 –

The Bairdstown United Methodist Church will be celebrating “Christ the King”  Sunday on November 23, with worship beginning at 9:15 am.  Rev. Susan Kronbach will preach “Who is this Jesus?” from Matthew 7:21-28, inviting us to reflect on who Jesus is for us.   Sunday School class is held immediately following worship.  Please plan to join us as you are able!

NB Variety Show

Students from North Baltimore Local Schools showed off their special talents during the 2nd annual Variety Show on Saturday, November 15, 2014.

Students from North Baltimore Local Schools showed off their special talents during the 2nd annual Variety Show on Saturday, November 15, 2014.

The acts were introduced Valerie Buchanan and Alex Byrd. The show was definitely a true variety show with acts ranging from singing, dancing, a magic act, baton twirling and musical instruments. Students were from Powell School and the Middle/High School.

The performances were all awarded the applause of an impressed audience. Our community has an abundance of talent!

CLICK on the image for an enlargement: