Interstate 75 in Wood County

he Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) District Two announces that on Friday, February 13, from 8am until 1pm, intermittent, moving lane restrictions are possible in both directions on I-75 between US 6 and SR 25 for pavement repair.

BOWLING GREEN (Thursday, February 12, 2015) – The Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) District Two announces that on Friday, February 13, from 8am until 1pm, intermittent, moving lane restrictions are possible in both directions on I-75 between US 6 and SR 25 for pavement repair.

All work is weather permitting.

NB 8th Grade Girls Headed to Championship Game on Saturday

Come out and support our young ladies who will be battling for the BVC Jr. High Basketball Championship title

Submitted by Suzanne Bucher

The semi-finals of the BVC Jr High Girls Basketball Tournament were held Wed, Feb 11th.

In the 1st semi-final game of the night, North Baltimore took on Arlington. It was a slow start for both teams, with a halftime score of 6 to 5, NB leading.

2-11-15 8th Grade Girls Semi-Final Game
Lady Tigers “D” it up

 

After 3 quarters, North Baltimore started pulling further ahead and was leading 17 to 11. The final score was 30 to 13, NB with the victory.

In the 2nd semi-final game of the evening, Arcadia took on Liberty-Benton, both teams only having 1 loss in the BVC this season. LB could not stop Arcadia’s great shooting, and Arcadia won with a score of 54 to 23.

So, for the FINALS on Sat, Feb 14th, it will be a match-up of North Baltimore vs Arcadia. Start time will be approx 11:30, or 20 minutes after the 7th grade finals game, which begins at 10:00. The games will be played at Cory-Rawson High School, in the High School gym. There will also be a consolation game in the Junior High gym.

Both NB and Arcadia 8th grade girls had 1 loss during their regular season. NB beat Arcadia by 3 in an earlier match-up this season.

 

3rd Round – 2/11/2015

8th Grade Girls (NB #1 Seed)

North Baltimore – 30

Arlington – 13

 

Kiley Brooker – 8

Alivia Light – 7

Jasmine McNett – 5

Hailey Watson – 4

Allison Kepling – 4

Jordan Bucher – 2

(with support from Olivia Hyatt & Emily Swope)

 

NB 8th Grade Girls Record: 13-1 Overall, 10-1 BVC

Parent Project starts March 16

The Parent Project® is a parent training program designed for parents of strong-willed adolescents.

Parent Project starts March 16

Is life with your teen full of conflict? Do you dread that moment when your teen returns home from school, or when you return home from work, trying to guess what today’s argument and battle of wills is going to be about? We know how to put a stop to that.

 

Most of us in the field, working with high-risk youth know that parent involvement is the key to behavior change with adolescents. Yet, effectively educating parents in basic behavioral strategies is time consuming and repetitive. The Parent Project® is a parent training program designed for parents of strong-willed adolescents. Since 2003, more than 250 parents and their adolescents have attended Parent Project in Wood County and they report that there is important information in Parent Project classes for parents of all teens.

Topics include reducing family conflict and arguing, improving school performance and attendance, identifying and intervening with alcohol and other drug abuse, interceding with negative peer associations (including inappropriate dating relationships) and helping parents to set clear, consistent rules with enforceable consequences. Parents who attend the Parent Project® are more likely to see positive behavior changes as parents understand and practice powerful Parent Project interventions at home. The motto of the Parent Project® is “Parents are the answer … when they have the tools they need.”

Presented in an educational format, parents are trained for a low fee of $20 for the accompanying 180-page workbook. Youth ages 12-18 are also invited to attend a separate class at no additional cost. If the entire course is completed and the parent has attended all of the required sessions, the $20 fee will be refunded. Parents attend 18 hours of instruction for a cost of less than one session of private counseling.

 

Here are some comments from a family that completed Parent Project in the fall of 2011:

 

The information we learned from the sessions is priceless! Each session was full of information and techniques designed to help deal with a variety of issues and situations that we are faced with on a daily basis. This class has empowered us to make positive changes in our family dynamics. After the first session we were so excited to learn more. We began to implement the techniques immediately and saw results right away. We continued to learn and use the tools given to us. By the end of the last session we were feeling more confident that we were definitely on our way to becoming better parents, and raising respectful well adjusted teenagers! Following the guidelines we were given has definitely resulted in a more positive and happy environment at our house. Words could not express the appreciation we feel for the opportunity to have attended these classes. We would highly recommend The Parent Project to all parents!
A concurrent teen component will also be offered, where teens will learn similar skills. Youth ages 12 and older may attend.
The next session will be held Monday evenings from March 16 through May 18 at the Rossford United Methodist Church, 270 Dixie Hwy., Rossford, OH 43460. The first three classes will run from 6 to 9 p.m. The remainder of the classes run from at 6 to 8 p.m.

 

For more information or to register, contact Greg Van Vorhis at 419-354-9010, or gvanvorhis@wcesc.org.

 

You also can find more information and register by visiting www.parentproject.com and www.whytry.org

Protection Starts with Immunization

Measles, mumps outbreaks provide clear warnings

Thanks to Tonya Emahiser, NB Local Schools Health Aide for sending us this News Release from last Spring, to reprint as a reminder to get immunized.

COLUMBUS –Now is a good time to get vaccinated. The Ohio Department of Health (ODH) reminds Ohioans that immunizations are the most effective way to prevent illness from vaccine-preventable diseases. The ongoing measles and mumps outbreaks in Ohio also serve as a reminder to all Ohioans that they should be up-to-date on immunizations.
“Activities that bring large groups of people together can accelerate the spread of these diseases,” said ODH State Epidemiologist Dr. Mary DiOrio. “When coming into close contact with sick individuals, immunizations can provide the protection you need to keep from getting ill.”

Given the on-going measles and mumps outbreaks, ODH recommends that Ohioans are familiar with the signs and symptoms of the diseases. Symptoms for measles include fever, cough, runny nose, red eyes, sore throat and a red rash appearing three to five days after the start of the symptoms. Symptoms of mumps include runny nose, cough and swelling of the salivary glands.

When individuals are fully vaccinated, the measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) vaccine is 97 percent effective in preventing the measles and 88 percent effective in preventing the mumps. Those who are not up-to-date on their immunizations should contact their healthcare provider or local health department and receive the MMR vaccine if there is no medical reason not to do so.

ODH and its local public health partners support the vaccine recommendations set forth by the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) and CDC. These recommendations include vaccination schedules for when individuals (children and adults) should receive their vaccinations.

Whether your plans include sending the kids to camp or traveling in or out of the country, please be aware that immunizations may be required to protect you and your children from vaccine-preventable diseases.

For more information about measles, mumps and other vaccine-preventable diseases, visit the ODH website at http://www.odh.ohio.gov/.

Oscar Munoz Named President, CSX Corporation

CSX Corporation (NYSE: CSX) today announced that its Board of Directors unanimously elected Oscar Munoz as president, CSX Corporation, overseeing operations, sales and marketing, human resources, service design and information technology. Munoz assumes this new role effective immediately and also remains chief operating officer.

Michael Ward to Remain Chairman & CEO – Cindy Sanborn Promoted to Executive Vice President-Operations

JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Feb. 11, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — CSX Corporation (NYSE: CSX) today announced that its Board of Directors unanimously elected Oscar Munoz as president, CSX Corporation, overseeing operations, sales and marketing, human resources, service design and information technology. Munoz assumes this new role effective immediately and also remains chief operating officer.

“Oscar has served CSX with distinction as both chief operating officer and chief financial officer, and I am proud to welcome him to this new role,” said Michael J. Ward, chairman and chief executive officer. “Oscar’s insights and experience in his critical CSX roles over the past 12 years, combined with his extensive executive experience at major multinationals before joining our company, position CSX to capitalize on a dynamic global market and growing demand for freight rail services, today and into the future.”

Before joining CSX in 2003, Munoz served as chief financial officer and vice president of AT&T Consumer Services. He also has held key executive positions with other major corporations including The Coca-Cola Company and PepsiCo, Inc.

“It is a privilege to take on this role at a time when CSX is becoming stronger than ever,” said Munoz. “Together with our 31,000 talented employees and this experienced leadership team, CSX is intensifying the execution of its core strategy to capitalize on the many growth opportunities before us and create sustainable value for our customers, our shareholders and the communities we serve.”

CSX also today announced the promotion of Vice President and Chief Transportation Officer Cindy Sanborn to the position of executive vice president-operations, reporting to Munoz, effective immediately. Over more than 25 years with CSX, Sanborn has risen through the operating department to a number of senior leadership roles, including vice president of Northern Region operations. She currently serves on the Board of Directors for Conrail, the Belt Railway of Chicago and the Indiana Harbor Belt Railroad.

“Cindy is uniquely qualified to lead CSX’s operations in this complex environment, with an unparalleled breadth and depth of experience and strong relationships across our industry,” Munoz said. “She has helped transform our team with her focus on customers and operational efficiency as well as key contributions to diversity recruiting and employee development.”

“With respected leaders moving into new roles at the highest levels, I am confident in CSX’s ability to continue gaining momentum to deliver on its commitments to shareholders, customers and our employees,” said Michael Ward. “We look forward to this new era of leadership at CSX.”