District Two High Water Update 4pm

BOWLING GREEN (Tuesday, June 30, 2015) – The Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) District Two announces the following closures due to high water:

BOWLING GREEN (Tuesday, June 30, 2015) – The Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) District Two announces the following closures due to high water:

Fulton County

US 20A, between SR 66 and the Fulton/Williams County line is closed.  Detour: SR 66; US 20; SR 127.

Lucas County
SR 2, between Yondota Road and Teachout Road is now open.

Sandusky County
SR 105, between Woodville and US 23 is closed.

Ottawa County
SR 590 south of SR 2 is now open.

SR 105, between SR 51 and SR 590 is closed.  Detour: SR 590; SR 163; SR 51.

For the latest information on high water go to OHGO.com

Additional state and federal routes are reporting areas of high water across northwest Ohio.  ODOT reminds drivers not to drive through high water.  Turn around, don’t drown.

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District Two High Water Update 11:30am 

BOWLING GREEN (Tuesday, June 30, 2015) – The Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) District Two announces the following closures due to high water:

Fulton County

US 20A, between SR 66 and the Fulton/Williams County line is closed.  Detour: SR 66; US 20; SR 127.

Wood County
US 23 just south of SR 105 is now open.

Lucas County
SR 2, between Yondota Road and Teachout Road is closed.

Sandusky County
SR 105, between Woodville and US 23 is closed.

Ottawa County
SR 590 south of SR 2 is closed.

SR 105, between SR 51 and SR 590 is closed.  Detour: SR 590; SR 163; SR 51.

For the latest information on high water go to OHGO.com

Additional state and federal routes are reporting areas of high water across northwest Ohio.  ODOT reminds drivers not to drive through high water.  Turn around, don’t drown.

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District Two High Water Update 9am

BOWLING GREEN (Tuesday, June 30, 2015) – The Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) District Two announces the following closures due to high water:

Fulton County

US 20A, between SR 66 and the Fulton/Williams County line is closed.  Detour: SR 66; US 20; SR 127.

Wood County

SR 281, between SR 25 and Solether Road is now open.
US 23 just south of SR 105 is closed.

Henry County
SR 65, between the SR 110/SR 65 intersection and the Henry/Wood County line, is now open.

Lucas County
SR 2, between Yondota Road and Teachout Road is closed.
US 20, between Crissey Road and Miller Road is now open.

Sandusky County
SR 105, between Woodville and US 23 is closed.
SR 19, between Link Road and the Sandusky/Ottawa County line is now open.

Ottawa County
SR 590 south of SR 2 is closed.

SR 105, between SR 51 and SR 590 is closed.  Detour: SR 590; SR 163; SR 51.

For the latest information on high water go to OHGO.com

Additional state and federal routes are reporting areas of high water across northwest Ohio.  ODOT reminds drivers not to drive through high water.  Turn around, don’t drown.

Wild Wednesday in NB

This Wednesday, July 1, there will be several Wonderful Wednesday events going on in Downtown North Baltimore, Ohio.

This Wednesday, July 1, there will be several Wonderful Wednesday events going on in Downtown North Baltimore, Ohio including the Chamber of Commerce Farmer’s Market, Roxie’s Country Open Mic Jam and several Downtown NB shops and eateries open until 8:00.

There is no free movie at the Virginia Theater – this was an error by TheNBXpress – SORRY for any inconvenience!

 

Wood County Park District Programs & Events – July

Check out these great programs & events – most are FREE!

Check out these great programs & events!
Feeding Time! Program
Feeding Time!
Wednesday, July 1st 7 – 8 pm
W.W. Knight Nature Preserve, Friends’ Green Room
29530 White Road, Perrysburg | Leader: Craig Spicer
Children’s program to meet the Eastern Fox Snake, Eastern Box Turtle, Albino Corn Snake, or Tiger Salamander up-close. Enjoy a short hike to discover and learn. FREE
Paddle the Pond 
Monday, July 6th, 4-7:30 pm
Every Monday through August 17th
W.W. Knight Nature Preserve
29530 White Road, Perrysburg
This is free and a great way to learn to Canoe.Canoes, paddles, life preservers and instructions provided. Canoes are first-come, first-served. Visitors arriving at 7 p.m. may paddle until 8 p.m. FREE
Bird Nest at W.W. Knight
Nature Technology:
eBird and iNaturalist 
Tuesday, July 7th 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
W.W. Knight Nature Preserve 
29530 White Road, Perrysburg | Leader: Jim Witter
Take a hike with the naturalist and record what kinds of plants and animals we see. We’ll enter our sightings and share our Wood County Parks findings.
Click here to register. FREE
Fire by the River at Otsego Park
Fire by the River
Friday, July 10; 6-9 pm Otsego Park 20000 West River Road, BG | Leader: Bryan Bockbrader
Enjoy a night along the Maumee River in an amazing setting. Enjoy the fire, make s’mores, play yard games, canoe, and make a dutch oven treat. Bring your chair and insect repellent.
Canoe
Canoe Paddle Skills
Saturday, July 11th 9:30 am – 12:30 pm; 1:30 – 4:30 pm
W.W. Knight Nature Preserve, Friends Green Room
29530 White Road, Perrysburg | Leader: Craig Spicer
Learn the paddle skills you’ll need to have your canoe dancing on the water! Take this American Canoe Association certified course to understand canoe safety and skills to become a canoe maneuvering master. All canoe gear provided. Participant must be 14 or older; minors must be accompanied by a legal guardian. Dress for the weather and for swimming.
Click here to register.  Cost: $15/FWCP $10.
Group of tour goers in front of the bus.
Bus Tour of Wood County Parks
Saturday, July 11; 9:00 am – noon
Park District HQ 18729 Mercer Road, BG
Hop on the bus with a naturalist to visit some of the hidden gems of the park system. Each visit will include a brief nature hike. Leader: Jim Witter

Click here to register. FREE

Trail at W.W. Knight
Thoreau Birthday Breakfast 
Saturday, July 11; 10:00 – 11:30 am
W. W. Knight Nature Preserve – Front Porch
29530 White Road, Perrysburg Leader: Pam Menchaca
We’re celebrating this great naturalist a day early. We’ll
provide a light breakfast on the porch then go for a short walk, with readings “Thoreau” along the way.
Click here to register.  FREE
rain barrel
Garden Water Works
Tuesday, July 14; 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Carter Historic Farm | Leader: Tim Gaddie
18331 Carter Road, Bowling Green
Watering a kitchen vegetable garden wasn’t easy in the 1930s. Learn water conservation tricks and garden tips. Help construct rain barrels for the gardens and you can take home a starter kit.
Click here to register. Cost: $35/kit/FWCP $30.
W.W. Knight front porch
Insect Evening Hike
Wednesday, July 15; 8:30 – 9:30 pm
W. W. Knight Nature Preserve – Front Porch
29530 White Road, Perrysburg Leader: Pam Menchaca
Summer symphonies and light shows are happening every
night. Stroll around the wetland and through the woods.
Discover the many insects and other critters that fill our
nights with music and brighten the darkness.
Click here to register. FREE

Ohio Lake Erie Commission Seeking Submissions for Life on Lake Erie Photo Contest

Lake Erie enthusiasts who want to capture the essence of Lake Erie life on camera can enter the Ohio Lake Erie Commission’s (OLEC) 2015 Life on Lake Erie photo contest.

Deadline to enter July 31, 2015 

Lake Erie enthusiasts who want to capture the essence of Lake Erie life on camera can enter the Ohio Lake Erie Commission’s (OLEC) 2015 Life on Lake Erie photo contest.

The OLEC encourages photographers to submit their favorite seasonal photos of Lake Erie and the region including scenes and landscapes, icescapes, ice fishing, thawing, wineries, recreation, people, wildlife and events. Multiple entries are encouraged.

The Life on Lake Erie photo contest is an opportunity for amateur photographers, age 18 and older, to reveal their passion for one of Ohio’s most valuable and dynamic natural features, Lake Erie. Photographs taken between Aug. 1, 2014, and July 31, 2015, in and around the Lake Erie watershed can be submitted to the OLEC through July 31.

Winning photographs will be displayed at various events and through OLEC social media. The photographs may also be used in Commission publications to promote Lake Erie.

To enter send a compact disc (CD) with the electronic image file and a completed entry form to the Ohio Lake Erie Commission, 111 E. Shoreline Drive, Sandusky, OH 44870. Entry forms are available athttp://lakeerie.ohio.gov. Participants may also submit images and electronic form via email to lakeerie@lakeerie.ohio.gov. Submissions must be the original work of the photographer. Black and white and color photographs will be accepted. Digitally altered photos will not be accepted.

OLEC was established for the purpose of preserving Lake Erie’s natural resources, protecting the quality of its waters and ecosystem and promoting economic development in the region. The director of the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (Ohio EPA) serves as the commission’s chairman. Additional members include the directors of the state departments of Transportation, Health, Development Services, Agriculture, Natural Resources and four additional members appointed by Governor John Kasich.

Columbia Gas of Ohio Offers Tips In the Wake of Flooding Across Northwest Ohio

Columbia Gas of Ohio Offers Tips In the Wake of Flooding Across Northwest Ohio

With severe flooding across much of the Toledo-area, Columbia Gas of
Ohio offers several tips to ensure safety for those with natural gas
appliances:

Following a flood:
· If flooding has already occurred, and if you hear gas escaping,
smell gas in multiple rooms, or smell gas inside or outside of the
premises, leave the area, and call Columbia Gas immediately at
1-800-344-4077 and 911.
· If water levels were enough to cover the gas meter, call Columbia
Gas to check your meter and regulator before using your gas
system. Floodwaters may have shifted your home or caused other
stresses to the natural gas piping.
· Never attempt to place natural gas appliances back in service. A
licensed plumber or contractor will check, clean, repair and
pressure test all gas pipes, which may have been clogged with mud
or debris.

Columbia Gas customers that notice a strong gas odor, or if there is
other evidence of a natural gas leak:
· Do not enter the premises. If you smell the odor of natural gas
inside your home, please leave immediately.
· As a precaution, do not smoke, make a spark or flame, switch the
lights on/off or raise/lower the windows.
· Call the 24-hour emergency number for Columbia Gas of Ohio at
1-800-344-4077 and 911, from nearby.
· Stay nearby until a Columbia Gas representative arrives, or leave
a note on you door stating where you can be reached.
· Don’t return until you get the all-clear indication that all is
safe.

In order to have service restored, areas in and around the affected
units must provide a safe and healthy working environment for Columbia Gas
representatives. This includes:
· Clear, safe access to the appliance
· Removal of water from the basement
· Cleaning of debris from each appliance, including the burner,
pilot tubing and assembly.

As a reminder: Do not attempt to restore your service. Natural gas
service must be restored by Columbia Gas.

Customers may call the Columbia Gas emergency phone number at
1-800-344-4077 to report an emergency or schedule an appointment to have
service restored.

Columbia Gas of Ohio
Columbia Gas of Ohio delivers clean, affordable and efficient natural gas
to approximately 1.4 million customers across the state. With headquarters
in Columbus, Ohio, it is the largest natural gas utility in Ohio and one of
NiSource’s seven regulated utility companies. NiSource (NYSE: NI) is one of
the largest fully-regulated utility companies in the United States, serving
approximately 3.5 million natural gas customers and 500,000 electric
customers across seven states through its local Columbia Gas and NIPSCO
brands. More information about Columbia Gas of Ohio and NiSource is
available at www.ColumbiaGasOhio.com and www.nisource.com. For information
about natural gas safety and what to do if you suspect a gas leak, go to:
www.safegasohio.org.

2015 WOOD COUNTY COMMUNITY HEALTH STATUS ASSESSMENT DRAFT RELEASED

Wood County Health Partners is seeking public comments

2015 WOOD COUNTY COMMUNITY HEALTH STATUS ASSESSMENT DRAFT RELEASED

Wood County Health Partners is seeking public comments 

Bowling Green, OH – The members of the Wood County Health Partners are pleased to present the draft of the 2015 Wood County Community Health Status Assessment. From the beginning, community leaders were actively engaged in the planning process and helped define the content, scope, and sequence of the study. Data was collected through health surveys mailed to a random sample of Wood County adult residents. A random sample of students were selected and surveyed in Wood County schools.  The goal was to identify key strengths, weaknesses, and health concerns for residents of Wood County.

The draft report has been posted for review and public comment at: http://woodcountyhealth.org/aboutus/documents/WoodCountyReport.pdf

“This assessment gives us an excellent opportunity to partner with Wood County government leaders, agencies, organizations, businesses, schools and local residents to develop the final document,” said Health Commissioner Ben Batey.  “Feedback from the public will be used to clarify and validate the key findings of the assessment,” said Batey.

This comprehensive Community Health Assessment is the result of a strong commitment by dedicated community partners working together to improve the health and quality of life of Wood County residents. The health assessment gives us a snapshot of our community as well as a comparison to the state of Ohio and our nation.  The 2015 Wood County Community Health Status Assessment was made possible through funding from Wood County Hospital and by Wood County Health District through a grant from the Ohio Department of Health Bureau of Maternal and Child Health.

NB Recycling Center Schedule Change for the 4th

The North Baltimore Recycling Center is located at the Village Complex, at the Village Park, every Saturday morning – 9 am – noon.

The North Baltimore Recycling Center is located at the Village Complex, at the Village Park, every Saturday morning – 9 am – noon.

This Saturday is the 4th of July. The Recycling Center will be CLOSED.

NB Good Ole Summertime Day – Last Saturday of July – ALWAYS…

The Good Ole Summertime (GOST) Festival has been a North Baltimore, Ohio tradition for over 30 years. This annual festival is always held on the last Saturday of July in downtown North Baltimore

NB GOOD OLE SUMMERTIME FESTIVAL-JULY 25TH

The Good Ole Summertime (GOST) Festival has been a North Baltimore, Ohio tradition for over 30 years. This annual festival is always held on the last Saturday of July in downtown North Baltimore

The day begins with a 2 – person scramble golf tournament at Birch Run Golf Club, which benefits the NB Alumni Association Scholarship Fund and a 5K Run/Walk benefiting the North Baltimore Track Program. There will also be Charity Car Show, with proceeds benefiting the Ronald McDonald House of NW Ohio. The first 75 persons registered will receive a 2nd edition license plate dash plaque.

2015 gazebo entertainment (the corner of Broadway & Main) includes One-A-Chord, an “A Cappella doo-wop band” from Barnesville, OH. (performing hits from the 50’s-60’s) This quartet has opened for Little Big Town, The VanDells, and other groups, sang at Pittsburgh Pirates games and performed at many County festivals in Ohio and West Virginia. Evening entertainment will be The Chardon Polka Band, “a polka band with a rock-n-roll attitude”, from Chardon, OH.   The band performs all over the country on the polka circuit and at Octoberfests. They have their own reality sit-com show on the  REELZ channel and have also been featured on Trip Flip (HGTV) and Off-Beat America (Travel Channel) The NBHS Marching Band will also perform at the gazebo mid morning. The Chardon Polka Band Website – Check this out for more information about the bands – GOST Entertainment Article.

There is also a corn hole tournament, sponsored by the NB Rotary Club, with cash payouts to the winning teams. Also check out the craft/retail/flea market, military vehicle display, beer tent, bingo, rides, kids events, a kids craft zone, a variety of food,  and more.

The day ends at the North Baltimore Village Park with the “BEST SMALL TOWN FIREWORKS SHOW IN THE AREA”, sponsored in part by Reineke Family Dealerships. You won’t want to miss this spectacular show! (The NB Village Park is a short walk from Downtown NB)

A 50-50 raffle is also being held. Tickets are on sale NOW at Sisters Junction, Cyber Solutions, NB Village Offices, and the NBACC office, all located in North Baltimore. Early bird drawings will be held July 15th and 22nd and two times the day of the festival, paying out $25 each and the winning ticket goes back in the pot for the main drawing. Tickets will also be available the day of the festival.

Visit Chamber Website for complete festival information, event times, and to obtain registration forms for various events. Also you can find the NB Chamber on facebook- North Baltimore Area Chamber of Commerce.

Thank you to our Sponsors**

Elite Sponsors: Reineke Family Dealerships

Gold Sponsors: NB American Legion,

Silver Sponsors: First Federal Bank, Bob Kelley Chevrolet Buick, Millstream Area Credit Union, DS Brown, Jack Patterson Family, Propane, Inc

Bronze Sponsors: Don H. Miller Ins. Agency, Smith Crates Funeral Home, Hancock Wood Electric, Brad’s Body Shop, Huntington Bank, Franks Fries/Cindy’s Concessions, Gerdeman Insurance Agency, Thompson & Callejas, Attys.

**For Sponsorship Opportunities contact Tracy Oberst at 567-208-1582 / toberst@bvhealthsystem.org

The Good Ole Summertime Festival is Sponsored by The North Baltimore Area Chamber of Commerce.

School Board Report – June 23 Meeting

Parking Lot Paving Completed at NB High School

by Russell Bretz,

‚ÄčThe regular meeting of the North Baltimore Local School District was held on Tuesday, June 23, 2015 at 6:00pm in the MS/HS complex.

Parking Lot Paving Completed at NB High School
by Russell Bretz,
​The regular meeting of the North Baltimore Local School District was held on Tuesday, June  23, 2015 at 6:00pm in the MS/HS complex.
One of the highlights was the announcement that the parking area on the East side of the MS/HS building was completed.  This will add additional paved parking for special events held at the school.
Plans are underway to begin work on the new baseball and softball fields to be located on the Southwest section of the MS/HS complex. More details when the plans are completed.
After a brief review of financial statements by Treasurer, Eve Baldwin and a brief report by Superintendent, Ryan Delaney, the Board moved to regular agenda items.
Superintendent’s recommendations:
Accepted the resignation of Kristal King from Intervention Specialist and Special Education Supervisor effective at the end of the 2014-15 school year.
Accepted the resignation of Vicki Grilliot, cafeteria (2 hours) at the end of the 2014-15 school year.
Approved a one year certified contract to Angela Szozublewski, Elementary Teacher for the 2015-16 school year.
Approved a one year certified to Steven Green, Intervention Specialist, for the 2015-16 school year.
Approved a one year certified contract to Katy Dauer, Intervention Specialist, for the 2015-16 school year.
Approved a one year certified contract to Samantha Stamm, Intervention Specialist, for the 2015-16 school year.
Approved a one year certified contract to Lisa Reider, Intervention Specialist, for the 2015-16 school year.
Approved a supplemental contract to Alyssa Logsdon as an Extended School Year Tutor for the Summer of 2015 for two students for five weeks at 25 hours per week at $20 per hour for each
student.
Approved a one year classified contract to Phillip Stefanka, custodian at 6 hours per day, 5 days per week for the 2015-16 school year.  This is a 12 month contract for 260 days beginning July 1, 2015.
Approved a one year classified contract to Cheryl Spangenberg, bus aide, 4 days per week/151 days per year, approximately 5 hours per day for the 2015-16 school year.
Approved supplemental contracts to Kathi Bucher and Charlotte Powell.  They will share summer bus cleaning positions at the rate of $50 per bus for 9 buses (to be split 50% for each position) in preparation for the 2015 annual bus inspection on June 19, 2015.
Approved the following 2015-16 classified substitutes, which includes the summer of 2015, at step 0 on an as needed basis.
     Kathi Bucher – Custodial
     Chris Ridge – Custodial
Approved the usual supplemental contracts for the 2015-16 school year for all sports and other activities.
Approved in lieu of transportation costs for students that attended non-public school and are impractical to transport but eligible to receive state reimbursement of $250 per student for the 2014-15 school year upon verification by the school of attendance.
Micah Foreman——–BG Christian Academy
Jesiah Foreman——–BG Christian Academy
Merryn Lowery———St. Louis Catholic School
Sebastian Fackler——St. Michael Parish
Alena Travis———— St. Michael Parish
Rob Sorensen———–Heritage Christian School
Will Sorensen———–Heritage Christian School
Approved an agreement with Fueleducation for on-line learning for the 2015-16 school year at a total cost of $11,695.
Approved the purchase of 240 Acer Chromebooks with software and mobile carts from CDW-G Company at a cost of $81,540.30 for the 2015-16 school year to be paid out of PI Funds.
Approved an agreement with NOACSC for FY 16 computer services per fee schedule for an estimated amount of $15,829.
Approved Reiter Dairy as the dairy product supplier for the 2015-16 school year.
No committee reports were given.
The Board moved to executive session at 6:40.  No action taken.
The next regular meeting of the North Baltimore Local Board of Education will be held on Tuesday, July 28, 2015 at 6:00pm in the MS/HS Complex.
Russell Bretz is an elected member of the North Baltimore Board of Education. He voluntarily submits his recaps to TheNBXpress.com, owned and operated by JP and Sue Miklovic. Russell sends his summary to the North Baltimore News (“the paper”), owned and operated by Bluffton Publishing (Tom Edwards, Publisher), Bonnie Knaggs, Editor.

District Two High Water Update 4pm

BOWLING GREEN (Monday, June 29, 2015) – The Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) District Two announces the following closures due to high water:

BOWLING GREEN (Monday, June 29, 2015) – The Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) District Two announces the following closures due to high water:

Fulton County

US 20A, between SR 66 and the Fulton/Williams County line is closed.  Detour: SR 127; SR 34; SR 66.

Wood County

SR 281, between SR 25 and Solether Road is closed.
US 23 just south of SR 105 is closed.

Henry County

SR 109, between US 6 and SR 281 is now open.
SR 65, between the SR 110/SR 65 intersection and the Henry/Wood County line, is closed. Detour: southbound SR 65; US 6; SR 235.

Lucas County
SR 2, between Yondota Road and Teachout Road is closed.
US 20, between Crissey Road and Miller Road is closed.

Sandusky County
SR 105, between Woodville and US 23 is closed.
SR 19, between Link Road and the Sandusky/Ottawa County line is closed.

Ottawa County
SR 590 south of SR 2 is closed.

SR 105, between SR 51 and SR 590 is closed.  Detour: SR 590; SR 163; SR 51.

For the latest information on high water go to OHGO.com

Additional state and federal routes are reporting areas of high water across northwest Ohio.  ODOT reminds drivers not to drive through high water.  Turn around, don’t drown.

Special Olympics Torch Run passes through NB

The Special Olympic Torch “ran” through North Baltimore last week, thanks to area law enforcement efforts to raise awareness and funds. Bob Kelley Chevrolet – Buick provided their usual Water Break for the runners and a check presentation for Special Olympics.
The NB Police leg was run from Powell School on North Main, to the Police Station, to Kelley’s, then to the Old Maplewood Cemetery.
For more information, check out an earlier article the appeared on NBX:   Special Olympics Torch Run – Kelley Chevrolet
NBPD S. O. Torch Run 2015 Kelley Check
Front left to right:  NB Ofc. Rob Fitzgerald, NBPD Chief Baer, Larry Todd, Kelley’s Chev Representative; Back row left to right:  Parole Officer Dan VanVorhis; Ohio State Highway Patrol Lt. John Altman; NBPD Ofc. Joshua Malone; NB Ofc. Alex Niese: NB Ofc. Steve Deutschman; Safety Pup (NB Aux. Ofc. Dustin Decker).  

PUBLIC READING OF DECLARATION AND BILL OF RIGHTS ON JULY 4 IN PERRYSBURG

The Northwest Ohio Conservative Coalition (NWOCC) is sponsoring a reading of the Declaration of Independence and the Bill of Rights on Saturday July 4

PUBLIC READING OF DECLARATION AND BILL OF RIGHTS ON JULY 4 IN PERRYSBURG

Toledo, OH:  The Northwest Ohio Conservative Coalition (NWOCC) is sponsoring a reading of the Declaration of Independence and the Bill of Rights on Saturday July 4, 2015 at 10am in Hood Park in Perrysburg.  Free copies of the Declaration and Constitution will be given out to attendees.  According to Linda Bowyer, Chair of the NWOCC, “this is a great event to bring children and grandchildren – many of them have never heard these documents read out loud! This is a great way to kick off the celebration of the birth of our country.

The Northwest Ohio Conservative Coalition is a non-connected political action committee registered with the Federal Elections Commission and the State of Ohio.  For more information, visit our webpage www.nwohiocc.com or contact us at nwohioconservativecoalition@gmail.com.