Gift Certificates for the Virginia Theater available

Being that the Virginia Theater IS going to be reopening soon, following the impending digital upgrade installation, you can now purchase gift certificates for Christmas Gifts!

Being that the Virginia Theater IS going to be reopening soon, following the impending digital upgrade installation, you can now purchase gift certificates for Christmas Gifts!

Gift Certificate are available at Gerdeman Insurance (next door to the theatre) – Mon-Fri from 9-5.

UPDATE December 17 – Shipping of the various pieces of equipment for the for digital projection upgrade has begun. The theater operator, Doug Wickard, is hoping that the equipment will arrive within the week and that installation can be scheduled soon.

However, with the holidays approaching, shipping and scheduling can be difficult, so Wick appreciates your patience as he carefully pulls together all of the different functions and pieces of equipment, so that the installation goes smoothly and he can be up and running as soon as possible!

In addition, the “Help Keep the Theater Open” Committee has ordered the plaques and name plates for the donor recognition. It will be several weeks for this work to be completed.

Attention Who We Nation:

The North Baltimore student body would like to invite YOU, our community, to participate in the upcoming varsity boy’s and girl’s basketball games!

Attention Who We Nation:
The North Baltimore student body would like to invite YOU, our community, to participate in the upcoming varsity boy’s and girl’s basketball games!
On Friday, December 19 the boy’s will be playing Blanchard Valley Conference basketball power, Liberty Benton. We want to welcome the Eagles to The Jungle in true NB Style, as we will be sporting the theme of “I’m dreaming of a White Christmas.” Everyone is encouraged to wear WHITE, so we can lay out a blizzard and ground the Eagles! The Junior Varsity tips off at 6:00 p. m.
Then on Tuesday, December 23, the Lady Tigers will be hosting McComb in a varsity game only with tip off at 6:30 pm .
Everyone is encouraged to wear UGLY Holiday clothing, so that we can throw the Lady Panthers off their game!  
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BVC Boys Basketball Stats – Week 1

The Blanchard Valley Conference has released the statistics for Boy’s Basketball – Week One – through December 13, 2014

The Blanchard Valley Conference has released the statistics for Boy’s Basketball – Week One – through Dec. 13

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Pavement Repair in Wood County I – 75

ODOT says tonight, December 17, at 8pm through Thursday, December 18, at 6am, northbound I-75 between Bays Road and SR 582, will be reduced to one lane for pavement repair.

Pavement Repair in Wood County I – 75

BOWLING GREEN (Wednesday, December 18, 2014) – The Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) District Two announces that effective tonight, December 17, at 8pm through Thursday, December 18, at 6am, northbound I-75 between Bays Road and SR 582, will be reduced to one lane for pavement repair.  All work is weather permitting.

School Board holds Final Meeting of Year

***Thursday is the last day of school for NB students before the Holiday break. Teachers will have a work day Friday. ***

The North Baltimore Board of Education held their last regularly scheduled meeting of the year on Tuesday evening. The agenda was compact, with the entire meeting lasting just twenty minutes. Board member Tim Archer was absent.

The board approved a resolution to submit to the voters of the school district, a renewal of the existing 1% district income tax on the May 2015 ballot. This is the second step of the necessary procedure that is followed to have this renewal on the ballot. The initial conversation regarding this renewal took place at the November meeting. This is NOT a new tax-simply a renewal.

During administrative updates, Mr. Delaney made a public apology for the lack of a new district website, which has been anticipated since the beginning of this school year. He seemed frustrated by the lack of completion of this project, which is currently in the hands of someone else, outside of the district. He feels it may be completed sometime next week.

Thursday is the last day of school for NB students before the Holiday break. Teachers will have a work day Friday. School will resume January 5, 2015.

Mr. Delaney also shared “Get Well Wishes” and condolences, as there are many health-related situations and illnesses, and loss of family members within the NBLS community. “Here’s to a better 2015,” he said.

In the high school principal’s report, Dr. Falkenstein reported there has been a change to the Penta Schedule. Students attending Penta Career Center will now attend on February 13th, but won’t attend on February 17th. Also related to Penta, there is an 8th grade Expo in March.

He also reported that students involved with the “Paws for a Cause” club have adopted a family of 7, through the Angel Tree program, and will be delivering Christmas gifts on Friday.

Musical auditions for the upcoming Spring musical, “Once Upon a Mattress” are in progress. He announced there will be a $25 costuming fee, per (acting) participant, for the musical. No one will be excluded from participating because of the fee.

Semester exams are Wednesday and Thursday. Students are given flexible schedules, with late arrivals and early dismissals included.

Mr. Lockwood praised the work being done in the Arts department at Powell. He also shared pictures of a recent gingerbread house project completed in the First Grade classrooms.

Mr. Lockwood explained “Spirit Day” donations which are contributed dollars from the teachers and other staff at Powell. Staff pays $2 to be able to wear Tigerwear on Fridays. The money is used to provide happier holidays for students from Powell families that needed help. Every student received information about the program, and how to participate. Almost forty students were able to be helped, by the generous giving of the Powell community, and various donations. Mr. Lockwood shared an inspiring story of an anonymous person who was working on a service job at Powell, heard about the project, and went to his vehicle to retrieve money, and returned to make a $100 donation.

The January organizational meeting of the Board of Education will be January 13th, at 5:30pm followed by the Special (Regular) January meeting at 6:00pm at the MS/HS building.

 

Tiger Junior High Girls B-ball at Arlington

The girls of the North Baltimore Junior High hosted Arlington for some basketball in The Jungle.

The girls of the North Baltimore Junior High hosted Arlington for some basketball in The Jungle.

Jr High Girls Basketball Results – 12/15/2014

Arlington at North Baltimore

8th Grade Girls

NB – 36

Arlington – 21 

Alivia Light – 20

Kiley Brooker – 10

Jasmine McNett – 4

Hailey Watson – 2

 Record: 5-0 Overall, 5-0 BVC

7th Grade Girls

NB – 19

Arlington – 25

Simone Thompson – 9

Sydnee Smith – 4

Jordan Baker – 2

Allie McPherson – 2

Kealeigh Leady – 2

Record: 3-1 Overall, 3-1 BVC

Next Girls Jr High Games:

Mon 12/22/14 @ Leipsic

Mon 1/5/15 Home vs Hardin Northern

New CSX Intermodal Terminal In Montreal connects to North Baltimore

CSX (NYSE: CSX) announced the opening of a new intermodal terminal in Salaberry-de-Valleyfield near Montreal, Quebec. The facility expands CSX’s intermodal network capacity and offers Canadian customers domestic and international service that connects with the railroad’s 21,000 mile network in the United States.

CSX Creates Opportunities For Increased Cross-Border Trade With New Intermodal Terminal In Montreal

JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Dec. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — CSX (NYSE: CSX) announced the opening of a new intermodal terminal in Salaberry-de-Valleyfield near Montreal, Quebec. The facility expands CSX’s intermodal network capacity and offers Canadian customers domestic and international service that connects with the railroad’s 21,000 mile network in the United States.

“CSX continues to invest in our intermodal business as a key growth driver and we look for long-term opportunities, such as increased north-south trade access outlined by the North American Free Trade Agreement,” says Clarence Gooden, Executive Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer at CSX. “Opening a terminal near Montreal creates an opportunity to build relationships with new customers on our network, expand access to new markets, and improve the efficiency of the North American supply chain.”

The $100 million terminal, which spans 89 acres, includes cutting-edge equipment to capitalize on the efficiency and environmental benefits of intermodal rail transportation, such as three state-of-the-art rubber-tire gantry cranes – the first of their kind at an Eastern Canadian intermodal facility. Construction also incorporated environmentally sustainable innovations in the areas of noise abatement and protection of downstream waterways.

With capacity for 100,000 loads, the Valleyfield terminal is an important addition to the railroad’s unique intermodal network, which offers both point-to-point corridor service and a hub-and-spoke model that allows it to reach into small- and medium-sized markets, to capitalize on the growing demand for intermodal transport. Trains serving the new terminal will also connect through the Northwest Ohio intermodal hub, offering efficient access to markets across the United States and Canada.