Interstate 75 in Wood County – 613 to 281 on Saturday

The Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) District Two announces that on Saturday, November 22, from 7am until 4pm, northbound I-75 may be reduced to one lane between SR 613 (Exit 164) and SR 281for pavement repair. Additionally,

Interstate 75 in Wood County 

BOWLING GREEN (Thursday, November 20, 2014) The Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) District Two announces that on Saturday, November 22, from 7am until 4pm, northbound I-75 may be reduced to one lane between SR 613 (Exit 164) and SR 281for pavement repair.   Additionally,

on Saturday, November 22, from 9am until 2pm, southbound I-75 from US 6 to SR 281 may be reduced to one lane for guardrail repair.  Crews will be moving locations within the work zone during these times.  Motorists can expect delays at during work hours.  All work is weather permitting.

Jesusita “Susy-Q” Sieber, 62, of McComb

Jesusita “Susy-Q” Sieber, 62, of McComb, died at 4:33 p.m., Wednesday, November 19, 2014, at the Toledo Hospital.

Jesusita “Susy-Q” Sieber, 62, of McComb, died at 4:33 p.m., Wednesday, November 19, 2014, at the Toledo Hospital.

She was born on October 1, 1952, in Fostoria to the late Pedro and Simona (Sanchez) Cortez. She married Burton Sieber on November 13, 1971, and he preceded her in death in May of 1993. Susy is survived by her fiancé, Bill Baker of Fremont; daughter, Tracy (Michael) Harmon of Custar; her grandchildren: Jordan Smith and Austin Harmon; her brothers: Tony (Yolanda) Cortez of Hoytville, Felix (Teresa) Cortez of Findlay, Arnulfo (Carolyn) Cortez of North Baltimore and Mario (Jackie) Cortez of Hoytville; her sisters: Mary (Hieneo) Caseres of Sun City, FL, Rosie (Ed) Torres of Napoleon, Pat (Bob) Dickes of North Baltimore, Vi (Alex) Martinez of Rudolph, Margarita Cortez of Hoytville, Connie (John) Fackler of Deshler, Christina Herrera of Immokalee, FL and Manuela Alva of Cygnet; and many, many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband; brothers: Alfonso Cortez and Arturo Cortez; and her sisters: Josephina Cortez and Alecia Cortez. Susy had worked for Sherwin Williams in Deshler.

She was a member of the Holy Family Catholic Church, North Baltimore. She was an avid fan of the McComb Panthers, Ohio State Buckeyes, New York Yankees and Miami Dolphins. Susy enjoyed going to flea markets, auctions, dancing and playing cards, but her greatest love in life was her family.

A funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, November 22, 2014, at SMITH-CRATES FUNERAL HOME, North Baltimore, with Father Arthur J. Niewiadomski officiating. Burial will be in McComb Union Cemetery, McComb.

Visitation will be held from 2:00-8:00 p.m., Friday, at SMITH-CRATES FUNERAL HOME, where a scripture service will be held at 7:30 p.m.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Salvation Army. Online condolences may be made at www.coldrencrates.com.

Environment and the Economy Subcommittee Convenes Hearing on Cyanotoxins in Drinking Water

Some folks may be tempted to think there are easy solutions to this problem, but I caution jumping to simple or sweeping conclusions. There is no single “smoking gun” that leads to algae-based toxins in drinking water, I believe we will hear our witnesses say there are still plenty of things we don’t know about this subject.

Click here to watch a video of the hearing from Nov. 19

Opening Statement of Environment and the Economy Subcommittee Chairman John Shimkus

Today, the subcommittee will be taking a look at the harmful algal blooms in drinking water, including the source water used for drinking. I thank Representative Latta for his efforts on this issue and for bringing it to the subcommittee’s attention. He has delved into the minutia of this issue in search of useful and long-term solutions to this problem.

Having sat in some of the meetings Mr. Latta has been having on this issue, I realize what a complex and widespread issue this is, but one which only gained national attention a few months ago.

Some folks may be tempted to think there are easy solutions to this problem, but I caution jumping to simple or sweeping conclusions. There is no single “smoking gun” that leads to algae-based toxins in drinking water, I believe we will hear our witnesses say there are still plenty of things we don’t know about this subject.

Read more

Witness Testimony and Additional Background 

Click here to view the hearing background memo and witness testimony on the Energy and Commerce Committee website.

NORTH BALTIMORE GLEANER ARBOR #461 News

Scouts enjoy evening of popcorn and BGSU Hockey

On Friday November 14, 2014 the North Baltimore Gleaner Arbor hosted a Popcorn Fundraiser Incentive for North Baltimore Cub Scouts and their families.

The evening started with tickets to the Bowling Green State University (BGSU) versus Ohio State University (OSU) hockey game.

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Thanks to Cub Master Eric Trout, the scouts were allowed to form a tunnel to welcome the BGSU players onto the ice.

BGHockey Gleaners Isaac Franks
A few scouts (Bryan Grilliot, Isaac Franks, and Trace Trumbull) had the opportunity to ride the Zamboni before the game and between each period. Gleaner purchased hockey pucks and a snack vouchers for each scout.

During the sold out game (5,353 people1), the scouts stood along the ice and were excited when players were checked into the glass.

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Throughout the entire hockey game the arena was packed, noisy and full of BGSU spirit, even though OSU came back to win in the last 33.4 seconds1 of the game.
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Gleaner Members enjoying the BGSU vs. OSU Hockey game

Submitted by: Elaine Swope, Arbor Reporter

Chow Line: Dairy dilemmas fueled by headlines

There’s just too much scientific evidence that supports the link between consumption of dairy products and bone health, and there are additional compelling indications that dairy has other health benefits, as well.

I’ve seen friends post information on social media saying dairy foods are bad for you. Is this hype or for real?

Despite some negative press, dairy products still get a thumbs-up from the nutrition community, particularly low-fat and fat-free varieties.

But that didn’t stop recent headlines from warning things such as “Drinking too much milk could kill you.” This particular round of news stories were based on a Swedish study and have added fuel to dairy denunciations from groups as disparate as plant-food-loving vegan diet advocates to meat-loving Paleo diet proponents.

In the study, researchers looked at dietary questionnaires completed by 61,000 Swedish women in the late 1980s and in 1997, and 45,000 Swedish men in 1997, and investigated health outcomes in 2010. They found that higher reports of milk consumption were not associated with lower risk of bone fractures and were associated with higher rates of death — hence the headlines that resulted.

But even the study’s authors said their results should be interpreted cautiously and shouldn’t be used for dietary recommendations. Critics went further, pointing out that the study didn’t differentiate between full-fat and low- or nonfat milk, and actually found that consumption of cheese, yogurt and other fermented dairy products was associated with a reduced risk of bone fractures. And there’s always concern about long-term studies that draw conclusions from dietary information taken at a single point in time.

That said, milk consumption is problematic for people who are lactose-intolerant. People with this condition have trouble digesting the type of sugar in milk and suffer bloating, cramps, diarrhea or nausea after drinking milk. It’s estimated that 30 to 50 million Americans are lactose intolerant to some extent, with very high rates among certain populations, including Asians, African-Americans, Latinos and Native Americans.

Despite the concerns, the majority of the nutrition community defends dairy as being an important part of an overall healthful diet. There’s just too much scientific evidence that supports the link between consumption of dairy products and bone health, and there are additional compelling indications that dairy has other health benefits, as well. Besides being high in calcium, dairy offers many nutrients, including vitamin D, riboflavin, vitamin B12, phosphorus, potassium, vitamin A, selenium, magnesium and zinc.

So, experts say, if the choice is between soda or another sugary drink and milk — take the milk.

Chow Line is a service of Ohio State University’s College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences and its outreach and research arms, Ohio State University Extension and the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center. Send questions to Chow Line, c/o Martha Filipic, 2021 Coffey Road, Columbus, OH, 43210-1043, or filipic.3@osu.edu.

Quilters to Meet in Findlay

Ohio Star Quilters of Findlay will be meeting on Monday, November 24

Ohio Star Quilters of Findlay will be meeting on Monday, November 24,9:30 am in Findlay at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 1701 Tiffin Avenue.
Following the business meeting and Show and Tell will be the program “Four Corners.”  Guild members will demonstrate four stocking stuffer projects.  Quilters will move from station to station until they have done all four projects.  Some can be completed, others may need finishing touches to be done later.

Quilters may remain and work on club projects or their own quilting projects. Anyone who is interested in quilting is invited to attend.  Questions may be directed to Shari Wiseman at 419-422-9371.

Village Administrator Report – Nov. 18

Report to Council from Village Administrator Donna Dettling – November 18, 2014

Village Administrator Report – November 18, 2014

Re:      Village Administrator Report

  1. Meeting Review
  • November 4th – Headworks Study Kick-off meeting
  • November 4th –Public Safety Committee Meeting
  • November 5th – USDA, Peterman, Helms re: Project Close out meeting
  • November 10th – Tree Commission
  • November 12th – Huntington Positive Pay Follow-up
  1. Upcoming Meetings:
  • November 18th – Public Safety Committee Meeting
  • November 25th – Planning Commission
  1. Holiday Reception. REMINDER: Council is invited to the Wood County Economic Development Commission Holiday Reception to be held on Thursday, December 4, 2104 from 4:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at the Holiday Inn French Quarter in Perrysburg. 
  1. Economic Development 101. REMINDER:  A free Workshop-Economic Development 101 on Wednesday, December 3, 2014 from 8a -11a at Perrysburg French Quarter.  A copy of the agenda the Workshop is attached to my report. Please let me know if you plan to attend. 
  1. Office Update. The part-time Finance Clerk I position will be posted this week in all 4 newspapers with a deadline for submitting resumes of December 1, 2014.  A copy of the advertisement is attached for your review.  If things go smoothly, I hope to have a hiring recommendation by the 2nd meeting in December.   April is learning the Utility Billing System, and keeping that moving.  I followed up with several BGSU students for internships and plan to have a recommendation before Council at the next meeting.  
  1. EMS Charting Software. Chief Matthes recently learned that the EMS Charting software that was purchased last year for $2,072 was due for an annual license renewal, which is $1,572.  Chief Matthes was disappointed and stunned to find that effort to implement the software was dropped when the former Chief left and equally disappointing when there didn’t appear to be effort to provide an opportunity to hand off this task to other members of the department for implementation.  Chief Matthes is working hard to get the software implemented, acquire the training that was included with the original purchase of the license and use this software to improve our reporting and billing capabilities for the long term. 
  1. Planning Commission & Board of Zoning Appeals. Council will receive an agenda for both these meetings; PC 11-25-14 and BZA 12-04-14.  A training session will be held with both Boards at their next meeting to educate Board members on roles and responsibilities and common Planning and Zoning practices and concepts.  In order to have sufficient handout material, please let me know if any of you would like to attend one or both of these training sessions.
  1. Ohio BWC.  Just an FYI, the Ohio BWC issued a rebate check on premiums for period 1-1-2012 through 12-31-2012 in the amount of $9,950.23.

Praise Chapel PCG – Nov. 23

Why did Jesus make such an impact on the earth? He not only talked a good game, but He had the power of The Holy Spirit flowing through Him, confirming what He was saying. Jesus was God in flesh. When He was on the earth He was baptized in water and the Holy Spirit came down upon Him. He was our example. He told His disciples to go into all the world and use His Name to do some awesome things and to make more disciples. He also said that signs would follow those that believe.

Sunday Sermon Title:

Spiritual Gifts Sermon Series-“Confirming God’s Word”

Note from the Pastor:

Why did Jesus make such an impact on the earth? He not only talked a good game, but He had the power of The Holy Spirit flowing through Him, confirming what He was saying. Jesus was God in flesh. When He was on the earth He was baptized in water and the Holy Spirit came down upon Him. He was our example. He told His disciples to go into all the world and use His Name to do some awesome things and to make more disciples. He also said that signs would follow those that believe.

In Mark 16:20 KJV, Jesus told the disciples that He would work with them and confirm the Word with signs following. In the 17th and 18th verses, He explained what those signs were! So, if Jesus and His first disciples needed signs to confirm what they were saying, I think we do too.  We have been seeing signs at our church. Jesus is at work and we are learning how to flow in these gifts more and more. So I invite you to come and learn with us and be a disciple of Jesus Christ!

Choose to believe the Word of God and not the traditions of man. Let His power flow through you, your family, and your community! God is no respecter of persons, He will use anyone that chooses to believe! There is power in the name of Jesus!

God Bless,

Pastor Jon

Service Times:

9:30 am Sunday School

(Adult & Children classes)

10:30 am Sunday Service(Adult & Children services)

Pastor Jon & Theresa Rhinehart

Praise Chapel PCG

P.O. Box 254

500 W. Broadway St.

(419) 408-HOPE (4673) Prayer & Info Line

jrhinehart67@gmail.com

http://pastorjonrhinehart.blogspot.com/