Photo Gallery – ‘Breakfast with Santa’ at Petro Travel Mall/Iron Skillet Restaurant

The Petro Iron Skillet Restaurant held Breakfast with Santa on Saturday, December 20, at the stopping mall on I – 75 at State Route 18.

The Petro Iron Skillet Restaurant held Breakfast with Santa on Saturday, December 20, at the stopping mall on I – 75 at State Route 18.

The Traveler’s Mall offers the Iron Skillet Restaurant, as well as a Travel Store, fuel and a Taco Bell Express and Pizza Hut Express.

The facility is neat, clean, safe and well maintained for those who travel, but also for locals looking for a meal or a snack.

North Baltimore School Board Wraps Up Year

The regular meeting of the North Baltimore Local Board of Education was held on Tuesday, December 16, 2014 at 6:00pm in the MS/HS Complex on Tiger Drive.

HIGHLIGHT(S): Approve VOTE for school income tax renewal –

The regular meeting of the North Baltimore Local Board of Education was held on Tuesday, December 16, 2014 at 6:00 pm in the MS/HS Complex on Tiger Drive.
After a quick review of the financial statements and Administrator’s reports which can be read elsewhere in this publication, the Board moved to regular agenda items.
Superintendent’s Recommendations:
Approved a maternity leave of absence for Ashley Martorana, Elementary Teacher, beginning Approximately April 6, 2915 for six weeks using accumulated sick leave, personal leave and unpaid leave as necessary.
Approved to continue a medical leave of absence for Jeanne Titus through January 4, 2015 using her accumulated sick leave as necessary.
Approved a medical leave of absence for Vicki Grilliot, bus driver/cafeteria worker that began October 29, 2014 through December 18, 2014 using her accumulated sick leave, personal leave and unpaid leave as necessary.  She may be applying for FMLA (Family Medical Leave Act) starting January 5, 2015.
Approved the non-renewal of the following fall 2014-15 supplemental contracts as per past practice.
Bradlee Rowlinson——————-Head Cross Country
Cyndi Hotaling————————Asst. Cross Country
Jeff Miklovic————————–Head Golf
Aaron Frankart———————–Asst. Golf
Greg Bishop—————————Head Football
Kevin Hopple————————-Asst. Football
Jeff Weber—————————-Asst. Football
Wade Ishmael————————Asst. Football
Chris (Dutch) Hopple—————-Jr. Hi Asst. Football
Zachary Wells————————Assistant Football
Henry (Matt) Matthes—————Jr. Hi Asst. Football
Marty Gazarek———————–Jr. Hi Asst. Football
Rachel Ousley————————Head Volleyball
Chris North—————————Asst. Volleyball
Janae King—————————Freshman Volleyball
Taylor Murphy———————–Jr. Hi Volleyball
Kathi Bucher————————-Jr. Hi Volleyball
Approved the non-renewal of the following fall 2014-15 supplemental contract as past practice.
Mitchel Archer———————–Asst. Football
Approved the following supplemental contracts for the 2014-15 school year.
Kevin Hopple——————-Strength Coordinator;  2nd semester only, 50%.
Rob Brian———————–Asst. Softball Coach
Willy Schaffer——————Asst. Softball Coach-Volunteer
Approved a resolution submitting to the electors of North Baltimore Local School District the question of the renewal of an existing 1.00% School District Income Tax for current expenses to be on the May 5, 2015 ballot.
No committee reports were given.
The next meeting of the North Baltimore Local Board of Education will be the annual organizational meeting to be held on Tuesday, January 13, 2015 at 5:30pm followed by the regular meeting at 6:00pm.
submitted by Russell Bretz Sr.

Swimmers Compete in State Swim Meet

Wood County Special Olympic athletes participated at the state swim meet on The Ohio State University’s campus at the Bill and Mae McCorkle Aquatics Pavilion.

Wood County Special Olympic athletes participated at the state swim meet held December 6 & 7.  The event was held on The Ohio State University’s campus at the Bill and Mae McCorkle Aquatics Pavilion.

Wood County Special Olympics provides year round sports training and opportunities to compete in 12 sports.  Over 450 athletes participate in one or more sports.  The program is operated by Wood Lane (Wood County Board of Developmental Disabilities).  Additional information about the program is available on the web at www.woodlane.us or by contacting Mary Sehmann at (419) 352-5115 or msehmann@woodlane.us.

 

Each swimmer competes in two events:

 Wood County State Swim Meet 2014- Final Results
Maggie Hunt50m Free: 51.58 5th50m Back: 1:05.14 2nd
Abbie Simmons50m Free: 51.33 4th100m Free: 1:54.48 2nd
Mary Bigaila50m Free: 55.33 1st25m Fly: 27.01 2nd
Kim Paxton50m Free: 52.10 3rd50m Back: 1:06.48 4th
Anne Schooley50m Free: 44.47 2nd50m Back: 56.42 2nd
Tonya Gebby50m Free: 1:04.67 3rd50m Back: 1:16.45 1st
Shane Camden50m Free: 1:19.22 3rd25m Free: 31.25 3rd
Dale Dewey50m Free: 1:18.18 4th25m Back: 34.26 1st
Trevor Sachs50m Free: 1:05.80 1st50m Back: 1:21.89 6th
Ryan Rath50m Free: 1:01.33 3rd25m Free: 23.07 2nd
Daniel Bowen50m Free: 1:05.46 3rd25m Free: 26.85 1st
Stephen Scholl50m Free: –100m Free: 3:07.55 3rd
Mike Stanford50m Free: 1:10.83 2nd100m Free: 2:38.43 3rd
Dennis Miller50m Free: 1:36.5125m Free: 37.46 3rd
Jason Rupert100m Breast: 1:56.09 3rd100m Fre: 1:29.75 2nd
Kim Fechter200m Back: 5:18.63 2nd100m Fly: 2:38.60 3rd
Melissa Frizado25m Free: 53.79 2nd25m Back: 52.20 4th
Christopher Schuckers25m Free: 58.92 3rd25m Back: 1:25.61 5th
Katy Rupert200m Free: 3:45.29 1st25m Fly: 28.43 5th
These are the relay teams:
4x50m Free RelayAnne SchooleyKim Paxton
3:21. 80 1stAbbie SimmonsKatie Rupert
4×25 Medley RelayMaggie HuntMary Bigaila
1:43.50 1stJason RupertRyan Rath
4×25 Freestyle RelayShane CamdenTrevor Sachs
2:08.09 2ndDanny BowenDale Dewey

 

NBHS Pep Band plays at BGSU

The North Baltimore High School Pep Band played at the Bowling Green State University (BGSU) Men’s Basketball game on Sunday afternoon.

The North Baltimore High School Pep Band played at the Bowling Green State University (BGSU) Men’s Basketball game on Sunday afternoon.

NBHS Pep Band Nov 27 2

Thanks to Maestro Ben Pack for coordinating this (even though he’s a Toledo Rockets fan). GO FALCONS!!!

submitted by BGSU fan & NB Supporter Suzanne Bucher

Wood Lane has new Director of SSA

Wood Lane recently announced that Claude Kilpatrick has been named Director of Service and Support Administration. Kilpatrick will provide leadership and direction to a 24 member department that coordinates services for individuals with developmental disabilities to increase their skills, capabilities and independence.

Bowling Green, OH: Wood Lane recently announced that Claude Kilpatrick has been named Director of Service and Support Administration. Kilpatrick will provide leadership and direction to a 24 member department that coordinates services for individuals with developmental disabilities to increase their skills, capabilities and independence.

Wood Lane Superintendent, Melanie Stretchbery said, “Claude is dedicated to respectfully serving and supporting individuals with developmental disabilities to achieve a quality of life they determine.”

Kilpatrick has an extensive history with Wood Lane. His experience began in 1986 when he worked as a Substitute Residential Assistant. His most recent position was Service Coordinator of Intake and Eligibility. In his 27 years of service, he has held eight positions with Wood Lane. Kilpatrick has a Bachelor of Science in Education from BGSU, and a Masters in Rehabilitation Counseling from BGSU. He also holds four certifications from the Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities.

When asked why he chose this career field, Kilpatrick says, “It chose me. I thought I wanted to be a teacher, but then I began working at Wood Lane and before I knew it, I just couldn’t leave.”

Kilpatrick encourages families to contact Wood Lane with any questions they may have, “the staff is extremely knowledgeable and eager to help in any way they can.”

WCCOA “Share the Love” at NB Senior Center

Meals delivered to older adults in southern Wood County on Thursday, December 11 at the North Baltimore Area Senior Center.

Wood County Committee on Aging, Inc. Partners with Yark Subaru of Toledo and LaRiche Subaru of Findlay to “Share the Love” this Holiday Season

Subaru’s “Share the Love” event helps deliver nutritious meals and compassion to Wood County’s seniors

Bowling Green, OH (December 23, 2014) – Wood County Committee on Aging, Inc. (WCCOA) proudly partnered with both Yark Subaru of Toledo and LaRiche Subaru of Findlay this holiday season in an effort to help fight senior isolation and hunger.

Yark Subaru delivered meals to older adults in northern Wood County on Thursday, December 11 out of the Rossford Area Senior Center. LaRiche Subaru delivered meals to older adults in southern Wood County on Thursday, December 11 at the North Baltimore Area Senior Center. 

The event was all part of an effort to raise community awareness and participation to support local seniors in need. This local effort is part of the Meals On Wheels Association of America’s participation in Subaru of America, Inc.’s national year-end “Share the Love” event, designed as a way for Subaru retailers to give back to their local communities.

“We are very pleased that Subaru and MOWAA have joined forces again this holiday season to ensure that no senior goes hungry,” said Angie Bradford, Director of Food Service for WCCOA.

As a proud Subaru “Share the Love” event charitable partner, local Meals On Wheels Member programs that partner with Subaru retailers are eligible to earn grants of up to $35,000. This can provide an extra layer of support to help deliver nutritious meals and other important services to seniors in Wood County, Ohio.

“Subaru retailers and Meals On Wheels have worked together since 2008, helping deliver one million meals to seniors every day,” said Ellie Hollander, President and CEO, Meals On Wheels Association of America. “We are truly honored to be one of Subaru’s national charities for the seventh consecutive year. Their vital support enables us to power local communities in their fight against senior hunger and isolation all year long.”

For every new Subaru vehicle sold or leased from November 20, 2014, through January 2, 2015, Subaru will donate $250 to the purchaser’s choice of participating. By the end of this, the seventh “Share the Love” event, Subaru will have donated $50 million to charity over the past six years – including the delivery of one million meals to seniors in need.

The mission of the Wood County Committee on Aging, Inc., shall be to provide older adults with services and programs which empower them to remain independent and improve the quality of their lives. 

For information on programs and services, please contact the Wood County Committee on Aging, Inc., at (419) 353-5661, (800) 367-4935 or www.wccoa.net.

About Meals On Wheels Association of America

The Meals On Wheels Association of America is the only national organization and network dedicated solely to ending senior hunger in America. The Association is the oldest and largest organization composed of and representing local, community-based Senior Nutrition Programs in all 50 states and several U.S. territories. More than 5,000 local Meals on Wheels Programs leverage a dedicated army of two million volunteers who day-in and day-out create an efficient and caring way to help America’s seniors stay independent, healthy and able to live in their own homes. For more information, or to locate a local Meals on Wheels program, visit www.mowaa.org.