Interstate 75 in Wood County – Nov. 24

The Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) District Two announces the following update to pavement repair work. Work was rescheduled due to weather. Updates are highlighted in bold and underlined.

Interstate 75 in Wood County 

BOWLING GREEN (Monday, November 24, 2014) The Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) District Two announces the following update to pavement repair work.  Work was rescheduled due to weather.  Updates are highlighted in bold and underlined.

Effective tonight, from 7am until Tuesday, November 25 at 6am, I-75 may be reduced to one lane between SR 613 (Exit 164) and SR 18 for pavement repair.  Motorists can expect delays at during work hours.  All work is weather permitting.

Rev. Paul H. Eichar, 79, NB

Rev. Paul H. Eichar, 79, of North Baltimore passed away at 8:50 a.m. on Sunday, November 23, 2014 at the Wood County Hospital, Bowling Green.

Rev. Paul H. Eichar, 79, of North Baltimore passed away at 8:50 a.m. on Sunday, November 23, 2014 at the Wood County Hospital, Bowling Green.

He was born on September 17, 1935, in Wilschire, OH, to the late David and Delight (Bragg) Eichar. He married Joyce J. Gineman on November 24, 1957, and she survives.

Rev. Eichar is also survived by his daughters: Miriam (Hank) Flores of North Baltimore, Betty (Jim) Zeigler of North Baltimore, and Denise (Kim) Flis of Moore, OK; his son, Jon (Rose) Eichar of North Baltimore; his grandchildren: Ray (Amanda), Ashley, Rachel, Nathan, Jessica, James, John, Kelly (Bryce), Daniel, Josh and Jordan; his great-grandchildren: Adam, Jayme, Anthony, Madilynn and Graeme.

He was preceded in death by his brother, David Eichar; and his sister, Esther Mohr.

Rev. Eichar faithfully served five different churches during his 42 years of ministry, Bairdstown United Methodist Church (2 years), York Center United Methodist Church (5 years), Bascom United Methodist Church (11 years), where he was also a member of the Bascom Volunteer Fire Department, North Baltimore Church of the Good Shepherd United Methodist (13 years) and St. Mark’s United Methodist Church in Fairfield, OH (11 years), where he received a key to the city upon his retirement. He was extremely committed to every church and community in which he and Joyce served.

Rev. Eichar was instrumental in starting the Blakely Nursing Home Church Service, the North Baltimore Food Pantry, the North Baltimore Farmer’s Market, the North Baltimore Good Ole Summertime Festival and served on the North Baltimore Park Board. He was a member of the Lions Club, the North Baltimore Chamber of Commerce and the morning coffee group which gathered at the former Lloyd’s Restaurant. He also had a true passion for making apple butter.

A funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, November 29, 2014, at the Church of the Good Shepherd United Methodist, North Baltimore, with Reverend Susan Kronbach officiating. Burial will be in New Maplewood Cemetery, North Baltimore.

Visitation will be held from 1:00-8:00 p.m., Friday, November 28, 2014, at SMITH-CRATES FUNERAL HOME, North Baltimore.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Good Shepherd United Methodist Church and/or North Baltimore Food Pantry and/or American Cancer Society and/or the Lions Club. Online condolences may be made at www.coldrencrates.com.

Wind contributes to 18-wheeler off road on SR 18 “Expressway”

The howling winds, with gusts nearing 50 mile per hour, contributed to a FED EX truck losing control on the Ohio State Route 18 Expressway, about a mile west of North Baltimore, Ohio.

The howling winds, with gusts nearing 50 mile per hour, contributed to a FED EX truck losing control on the Ohio State Route 18 Expressway, about a mile west of North Baltimore, Ohio.

The lightly load trailer was buffeted by the winds, causing the driver to lose control and the rig to tip.

The driver is being treated for minor injuries.

Traffic was maintained as NB Fire helped to secure the scene at the Henry Township location.

SR 18 by pass Fed Ex truck wind wreck 1
North Baltimore Fire, Wood County Sheriff and Mac & Bob’s tend to the accident scene.
SR 18 by pass Fed Ex truck wind wreck 2
The cab and trailer suffered heavy damage.
SR 18 by pass Fed Ex truck wind wreck 3
It won’t take the two Mac & Bob wreckers long to pull the wreckage out of the ditch.

Thanks to Facebook tipster Jim K for the heads up!

Break-in at NB Beverage Center (Drive-thru)

The North Baltimore Beverage Center, at 209 East Broadway, in North Baltimore, Ohio was robbed early Saturday (Nov. 22) morning. HELP is need in identifying the perpetrator!

The North Baltimore Beverage Center, at 209 East Broadway, in North Baltimore, Ohio was robbed early Saturday (Nov. 22)  morning. HELP is need in identifying the perpetrator!

The owner of the longtime NB business, Harry Parson had recently died, on Nov. 16, 2014. The lone male, as seen on surveillance video, got away with a collection of gold dollar coins and $2 bills that had been collected over many years, that have great sentimental value. The criminal also got away with cigarettes, but apparently no money from the business.

Report from NBPD – Chief Allan Baer:
On 11-22-14 at 0545 hrs The Police Department received a Burglar Alarm notice at 209 E. Broadway.  Officers responded and secured the scene.  Upon their arrival they observed the side door (glass) had been smashed and the building apparently entered.
 
Portions of the interior had been entered and ransacked.  Several packs of cigarettes were found on the floor. 
 
Video Surveillance shows a lone subject entering the store.  The subject is wearing a red hooded sweat shirt (white lettering), dark pants and work boots.  The subject is also wearing a mask and gloves.  The subject is carrying a hammer, that was used to shatter the glass.
 
The North Baltimore Police Department will continue to investigate.  Anyone with information in regards to the identity of the suspect plase call 419-257-2181.  Thank you.
 
Chief Baer
Drive Thru video
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10 Pin League Results – Monday Trio – Week 11

You can report your bowling league, dart league, shuffleboard league, pool league or whatever to editor@thenbxpress.com.

Here are the North Baltimore 1o Pin Lanes & Lounge Monday Trio League Bowling results for Week 11 (11/17)

You can report your bowling league, dart league, shuffleboard league, pool league or whatever to editor@thenbxpress.com.

Here are the North Baltimore 1o Pin Lanes & Lounge Monday Trio League Bowling results for Week 11 (11/17)

10 pin Mon Trio Week 11

Family Fundamentals: Keep calm and enjoy the family during the holidays

As people face various life experiences, all of their relationships have the potential to change, and that includes those with siblings…..

 I love everything about the holidays except for one thing: At family gatherings, I have to deal with my sister, whom I rarely see otherwise. She seems to know how to push all my buttons. Any ideas to help me cope?

Sibling relationships in adulthood can be tricky. And the situation can be even trickier if you and your sister have very little contact with each other.

Sibling relationships have special importance in our lives because they’re so long-lasting. Unlike friendships, you can’t choose who your siblings are, and unlike any other relationship, sibling relationships last from birth to death.

Researchers have described a wide range of adult sibling relationships, from intimate or congenial to apathetic or even hostile. But the status of those relationships aren’t set in stone. As people face various life experiences, all of their relationships have the potential to change, and that includes those with siblings.

But for now, you need guidance on how to handle a difficult relationship during a time that’s often stressful: the holidays. Here are some ideas to consider:

  • Don’t wait. Think about contacting your sister before the big family gathering to try to change the dynamics of your relationship. Share a fond memory from when you were growing up and see if that helps break the ice. Don’t expect miracles, but plant a positive seed and see if it takes. Waiting until you see each other at a big family event may not give you the opportunity to connect one-on-one.
  • Resolve not to let past experiences force you to respond to any button-pushing with a knee-jerk reaction. If you feel yourself getting annoyed, take a deep breath and imagine you’re dealing with someone else: an elderly aunt, a neighbor — even your boss. How would you react if those people said things that irritated you? Likely, you’d be polite and try to change the subject rather than try to change their behavior.
  • Consider that if you want a positive relationship with your sister, you need to treat each other with kindness and affection. You can’t control her actions, but you can control your own behavior toward her.
  • Sometimes people just need a break from the chaos of a gathering. Take time for yourself. Go for a walk or offer to pick up something at the grocery store just to get out of the house and help preserve your sanity.
  • Also remember that holiday get-togethers are only temporary, and if you can hold it together long enough without getting annoyed, then you’ll have succeeded. This won’t solve the bigger problem of a troubled sibling relationship, but it can act as a light at the end of the tunnel to help you get through difficult occasions.

Family Fundamentals is a monthly column on family issues. It is a service of the 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 Family Fundamentals, c/o Martha Filipic, 2021 Coffey Road, Columbus, OH 43210-1044, or filipic.3@osu.edu.

Wood County Humane Society Features “Pets of the Week”

Please visit or call the Wood County Humane Society at 419-352-7339 to learn more about these great pets.

Alexis is relatively new to the shelter, having just come into our care in early November, but we can already tell that she is an affectionate dog in much need of a forever home. She is a flat-coated Retriever mix, approximately six years old, and her long, shiny coat is a gorgeous black color. Want to learn more about Alexis? Stop by the shelter and meet her today!

WCHS Pet of Week Alexis

Elwood is a sweet, but kind of scraggly-looking boy. (A good grooming will quickly spiff him right up!) His former human’s allergies resulted in him ending up with us. Elwood is pretty quiet and reserved, but he does love to be lavished with affection. This handsome grey boy is approximately 10 years old and if you seek him out in our cat room, then you’ll quickly make a new friend.

WCHS Pet of Week Elwood

 

**All of our pets have been spayed or neutered, vaccinated appropriate to their age, tested for heart worm and current on prevention in dogs, received an initial de-worming and flea prevention, have a 14-day health guarantee and a free physical exam to local participating veterinary offices. All of our pets are also microchipped prior to adoption.**

 

Please visit or call the Wood County Humane Society at 419-352-7339 to learn more about these great pets.  All of our adoptable animals can be viewed by visiting www.WoodCountyHumaneSociety.org.

ODOT Road Construction Update-District 1

ODOT District 1…..Construction and Maintenance Projects, Week of November 24, 2014

For the latest in statewide construction visit www.ohgo.com. Please contact us at 419-999-6803 with any information needs.

 

Construction and Maintenance Projects

Week of November 24, 2014

Allen County

Interstate 75 Reconstruction Project For the most recent information concerning the Interstate 75 reconstruction project through Lima and Allen County please visit www.odotlima75.org  

  

U.S. 30/Ohio 309 near Delphos may be restricted to one lane at times through the work zone for culvert work. Work is expected to be completed in the fall. Work is being performed by Platinum Painting, Boardman.

Defiance County

 

Defiance County does not have any projects this week that will affect traffic.

 

Hancock County

 

U.S. 224 interchange at Interstate 75 reconstruction, Findlay

 

The U.S. 224 interchange with Interstate 75, Findlay, is currently being reconstructed. The project began in February and is expected to be completed late this fall. Work is being performed by Miller Brothers Construction, Archbold.

 

The following traffic impacts related to the reconstruction are in effect or will occur in the upcoming weeks:

 

Interstate 75 

 

Both the northbound and southbound lanes are currently narrowed and shifted approaching the U.S. 224 interchange. However, lane widths and shifts are expected to be restored to their original configuration by the end of the week, weather permitting.

 

-Lane restrictions will continue both northbound and southbound for overhead work at the bridge. Restrictions will occur between 9 p.m. and 10 a.m.

 

U.S. 224 

 

-All ramps at the interchange are open.

-All lanes on U.S. 224 are now open and in their final configuration; however, individual lane closures on U.S. 224 between County Road 300 and Broad Avenue will be necessary over the next several weeks to complete work on the project.

 

-Motorists are cautioned to watch for construction vehicles entering and exiting at various locations throughout the work zone on U.S. 224 and along the interchange ramps.

 

Hardin County

 

Ohio 309 from the Marion County line to the city of Kenton corporation limits will be restricted to one lane through the work zone for the sealing of pavement cracks. Traffic will be maintained with flaggers. Work is being performed by the Hardin County ODOT maintenance garage.

 

Paulding County

 

Ohio 613 west of U.S. 127 will be restricted to one lane through the work zone for the sealing of pavement cracks. Traffic will maintained with flaggers. Work is being performed by the Paulding County ODOT maintenance garage.

 

Putnam County

 

U.S. 224 between Ottawa and the Hancock County Line will be restricted through the work zone for the cutting of trees. Work is being performed by the Putnam County ODOT maintenance garage.

 

U.S. 224 in the village of Ottawa just west of the railroad crossing will close for one day on November 24, 2014 for the demolition of a building. A local detour will be utilized for the closure. Work is being performed by Hume Supply and the village of Ottawa.

 

Ohio 12 between Road T-4 and Road C-3 that was to close on November 12 for three days for a culvert replacement has been delayed for weather until further notice. Depending on temperatures, the project could possibly be delayed until Spring 2015. Work is being performed by the Putnam County ODOT maintenance garage.

 

Van Wert County

 

U.S. 30 in the eastbound driving lane from the Paulding County Line to Middle Point Weitzel Road will be restricted through the work zone for sealing of pavement cracks. Work is being performed by the Van Wert County ODOT maintenance garage.

 

Wyandot County

 

Ohio 53/67 (8th Street/Marseilles Avenue) in the city of Upper Sandusky from High Street to Wyandot Avenue is open and traffic is being maintained through the work zone while work related to the water line installation and pavement repair is completed. The project is expected to continue until mid-November. Work is being performed by Park Enterprises, Marion.