Steve Paul, 85

Steve Paul, 85, of Grand Rapids, Ohio, died at 6:30 a.m., Sunday, August 30, 2015, at the Wood County Hospital, Bowling Green.

Steve Paul, 85, of Grand Rapids, Ohio, died at 6:30 a.m., Sunday, August 30, 2015, at the Wood County Hospital, Bowling Green.

He was born on June 15, 1930, to the late Julius and Julia (Csepregi) Paul. He married Genevieve “Genny” Schroeder on June 12, 1954, and she survives.

Steve is also survived by his sons: Tom (Jan) Paul of Kelley’s Island and Kenny (Kay) Paul of Cygnet; his daughters: Rebecca (Jeff) Lientz of North Baltimore, Constance (Steve) Raabe of Bloomdale, Linda (Dan) Nay of Galion and Nancy (Chuck) Frankart of Fostoria; his brother, Richard (Pat) Paul of McClure; his beloved grandchildren: Jennifer Warren, Steve Paul, Melanie DeLong, DeAnna Nay, David Nay, Christine Paul, Greg Paul, Tony Paul and Kari Paul; and 10 great-grandchildren.

Steve was a retired General Contractor. He was a proud U.S. Marine, having served our country in the Korean War as a Sergeant with the First Marine Division, and was a member of the North Baltimore American Legion Post 539. He was a member of the St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, Grand Rapids, Ohio. Steve was extremely proud to have served our country, but his greatest joy in life was being a loving husband, father and grandfather.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 3:30 p.m., Wednesday, September 2, 2015, at Holy Family Catholic Church, North Baltimore. Father Art Niewiadomski celebrant. Burial will be in New Maplewood Cemetery, North Baltimore, where full military rites will be conducted by the North Baltimore American Legion Post 539. Visitation will be held from 1:00-3:00 p.m., Wednesday at SMITH-CRATES FUNERAL HOME, North Baltimore.

Memorial contributions may be made to the ALS Association. Online condolences may be made at www.smithcrates.com.

School Board Report by Russell Bretz, Sr. – August 29

​New Ball Fields Underway At MS/HS – – – The regular meeting of the North Baltimore Local Board of Education was held on Tuesday, August 25, 2015 at 6:00pm in the MS/HS complex.

One of the highlights of the meeting was the announcement that the contract for the new baseball and softball fields had been tentatively awarded, pending Board approval.

​New Ball Fields Underway At MS/HS – – – The regular meeting of the North Baltimore Local Board of Education was held on Tuesday, August 25, 2015 at 6:00pm in the MS/HS complex.
One of the highlights of the meeting was the announcement that the contract for the new baseball and softball fields had been tentatively awarded, pending Board approval.
It was also announced by Superintendent, Ryan Delaney that the sod for the new football field, which had been donated by Cygnet Turf, would be laid down on Saturday, August 29, 2015 by volunteers from the football team and other members of the staff and community.  The prep work for the football field was done by Casey’s who stripped the old surface and loosened the soil to receive the sod.  The work was partly completed on Saturday and will continue next week.
The Superintendent also announced that school had gotten off to a great start and that the new Chrome Books had been distributed to students in grades 1 – 7.
Superintendent’s Recommendations:
Approved a medical leave of absence to Scott Lockwood, Elementary Principal, using his accumulated sick leave days as needed for approximately six weeks beginning August 3, 2015.
Approved an Interim Administrative Contract to Pam Van Mooy, Interim Elementary Principal, at a daily rate of pay of $350 on an as needed basis/until Scott Lockwood is able to return.  This contract is retro-active to August 3, 2015.
Approved extended time days per the union agreement for the following employees for the 2015-16 on a per diem rate:
Mike Csortos ———Technology Coordinator – 22 days
Mike Kipplen ———Guidance Counselor – 25 days
Jacqueline Miller——Computer Science – 5 days
Charlotte Powell——Part-time Librarian – 8 days
Kathi Bucher———-Powell Administrative Assistant – 5 days
Approved the appropriate salary placement for certified staff completing educational hours the move them higher on the current salary schedule, pending official transcripts received by September 15, 2015.
Chris Ridge—–M+30
Barbara Wymer–M+10
Michelle Flick—-M+30
Kellie Frazee–M
Voni Detamore–M+30
Approved the following mentor teachers for the Resident Educator Program for 2015-16 teachers with a stipend as per contract.
Susan Garner ($250) as coordinator
Luke Archer ($1,000) for Erika Miklovic
Cindy Coppler ($2,000) for Zachary Walls – Angela Szczublewski
Kara Cikotte ($2,000) for Hollie Sattler – Rachel Smith
Michelle Flick ($2,000) Kellie Frazee – Samantha Rodabaugh
Susan Garner ($1,000) for Samantha Stamm
Jeff Gregorsok ($2,000) for Nicole Lang and Tesia Ferrell
Melanie Missler ($2,000) for Katie Eckel – Ashley Martorana
Brigitte Teyner ($2,000) for Brynn Pasche – Kirby Shuey
Martin Zamudio ($1,000) for Mallory Huffman
Approve a one year classified contract to Carrie Gerdeman, cafeteria cook/cashier for the 2015-16 school year at two hours per day, 5 days per week for 191 days.
Accepted the supplemental resignation from Charlotte Powell as 8th grade class advisor for the 2015-16 school year.
Accepted the supplemental resignation from Kevin Hopple as Head Jr Hi Football Coach for the 2015-16 school year.
Approved the following supplemental contracts for the 2015-16 school year at the appropriate step:
Bradlee Rowlinson ——Jr Hi Girls Basketball Coach
Henry (Matt) Matthes—Jr Hi Head Football Coach
Wade Ishmael ———- Jr Hi Assistant Football Coach 50%
Mitch Archer ———— Jr Hi Assistant Football Coach 50%
Approved an agreement for sports program services (trainers) with Mercy Health/St. Vincent Medical Center LLC on an as needed basis at $25 per hour for the 2015-16 school year.
Approved the following administrators as teacher evaluators for the 2015-16 school year.
Bob Falkenstein
Scott Lockwood
Ryan Delaney
Laura Warden
Approved the Wood County Substitute List and all subsequent lists for the 2015-16 school year at $75 per day for teachers on an as needed basis and as approved by the Wood County Educational Service Center.
Approved the following classified substitutes for the 2015-16 school year at step 0 on an as needed basis.
Approved an agreement with Great Lakes Biomedical for drug and alcohol testing of students for the 2015-16 school year at an estimated cost of $6,000.
Approved a one year contract with Troutner & Schultz Photograply for the 2015-16 school year for sports and yearbook photographs as presented at no cost to the Board.
Approved Sue Garner as the District 504 Coordinator for the 2015-16 school year.
Approved Kara Parker, School Psychologist and Laura Warden, Special Services Director, as North Baltimore district representatives for special education services for the district for the 2015-16 school year at no additional cost to the Board.
Approved an agreement with the Wood County Juvenile Detention Center for services provided for students in the JDC/JRC Program on an as needed basis for $64 per day, Long-Term for the Residential Program for $64 per day and the Alternative School Program for $45 per day for 2015-16 school year.
Approved the 2015-16 school bus routes as established with necessary adjustments being made throughout the year.
Approved the North Baltimore Medical Office Doctors and Wood County Hospital Ready Works for bus driver and van certified driver physicals for the 2015-16 school
year.
Approved a resolution in conjunction with the Village of North Baltimore for the shared costs of a School Resource Officer at an estimated cost of $49,783.80 (half to be paid by the Board) beginning August 29, 2015 through August 29, 2016.
Approved an agreement with the Wood County Educational Service Center for services for the 2015-16 school year at an estimated cost of $833,868 (Idea Grant Funding $173,493 will pick up a portion of this amount).
Approved a five year agreement with the Village of North Baltimore for police and security protection for the North Baltimore Schools and events beginning August 1, 2015 through July 31, 2020 at an estimated cost based on previous years of $2,500 paid through the general fund. This contract will be renewed annually during the life fo the contract based on certification of funds.  Updated contract forthcoming from the village.
Approved a transfer of $316,372.52 from the General Fund 001 (TIF Dollars) to 004 LFI Building and Grounds Fund.
Approved the Revised Estimated Resources and Amended Appropriations as presented in Treasurer’s report.
Accepted the lowest and best bid from Maumee Bay Turf Company for the Sports Complex at the MS/HS building for softball and baseball fields at a cost of $918,500 as presented.
Approved a contract with Maumee Bay Turf Company for the Sports Complex at the MS/HS building for the softball and baseball fields at a cost of $918,500 to be paid from a combination of funds including 003 PL004 LFI Building and Grounds and 001 General Fund TIF Funds from CSX.
Approved a contract with the Wood County Educational Service Center for ATOD Services for 2 days per week at $6,968 for the 2015-16 school year.
No reports were given.
The next regular meeting of the North Baltimore Local Board of Education will be held on Tuesday, September 22, 2015 at 6:00pm in the MS/HS Complex.
submitted by Russell Bretz, Sr., School Board Member

Guest Columnist: Dr. Missy, Feelings Helper

This week’s Topic: “Biting Kids”

Biting Kids

 

Why do children bite? Biting is a phase of child development. Babies bite when they are teething to relieve gum pain. Toddlers use their mouths to explore the world.

 

Why do children bite others? It may be due to frustration or to get instant attention. Biting a person gets an intense reaction. Parents need to discourage biting at an early age by saying, “Please use your words to tell me when you feel mad. Teeth are not for biting.” Parents can tell the biting child, “Ouch that hurts me.”

 

Do not bite your child back or tell another child to bite him back. You are teaching him that retaliation is acceptable. This negative tactic encourages biting as a way to solve problems. Do not smack his mouth as this reinforces physical force as suitable.

 

But, what does a parent do when the toddler continues to bite others? Be proactive instead of reactive. Sharing toys can be a trigger for biting, especially if there’s only one of the favorite toy. Talk about sharing and biting before a play activity with others. Use puppets to act out scenarios about a biting child. The parent can say, “We bite food not people.” Teach empathy for the puppet who is bitten. I recommend the children’s book, Teeth Are Not for Biting, by Elizabeth Verdick.

 

Provide constant supervision for a biting child when she is playing with others. Be ready to intervene. Parents can use a firm voice, “No biting. It hurts.” Remove her immediately and leave the area. Express empathy for the child who was bitten. Whether you’re at home or a friend’s house the play activity needs to be ended. The child learns that if she bites she does not play with others. Work on discouraging biting before the next play date.

 

Learn your child’s biting triggers so you can prevent and intervene. Does she only bite a certain child? Does she have a favorite toy that can be put away around other children? Yes, we need to teach children to share, but if a child attaches strong meaning to a specific toy then it’s okay to put it away during the play.

 

My child is biting at daycare. What can I do? Cooperate with the staff and apologize to parents. Tell your child firmly, “Biting hurts. No biting. I don’t like it when you bite other kids.” But, do not label any child as “the biter.” Explore the purpose of his biting behavior. Is he biting when another child grabs the toy from him? Teach him to be assertive by saying, “I am playing with the truck now.” Teach him to walk away and talk to the caretaker instead of biting. Create a chart and reward him with stickers for not biting when you pick him up from daycare. Extrinsic rewards combined with intrinsic rewards are suggested. Praise him for the desired behavior.

 

What if a child is biting himself? A parent can say, “Ouch, biting yourself hurts. Tell me when you feel mad. I’ll help you.” Observe your child when he is not biting himself, “I like it when you don’t bite yourself. Teeth are for biting carrots and apples.” Children want their parent’s approval. You may say, “I feel sad when you bite yourself. I don’t like it.” Screaming at a toddler is not appropriate. He learns that adults can scream but he cannot scream back. As a result, he may begin to scream at his baby brother or the family pet.

 

If a child continues to bite despite your interventions, a visit to a child therapist is suggested.

 

Dr. Missy, Ph.D., is a feelings helper, child therapist, consultant, educator, and self-syndicated columnist. She provides therapeutic services at Affirmations, Columbus, Ohio. Contact her at melissamartincounselor@live.com.

NB vs. Holgate Stats & Scoring Summary

The Purple Tigers from Holgate came to North Baltimore Memorial Football Field to open the 2015 season. Holgate wasted little time, scoring a TD before two minutes had passed.

The Purple Tigers from Holgate came to North Baltimore Memorial Football Field to open the 2015 season. Holgate wasted little time, scoring a TD before two minutes had passed.

But the NB Tigers would score three straight TD’s before halftime to go up 20 – 6 at the half. Holgate scored the next two TD’s to tie the game at 20 – 20 at the beginning of the 4th period. NB then rattled off three straight scores, again, to put the game away. NB is now 1 – 0, this was a non-conference game.

Offensively NB picked up 11 first downs; gained 231 yards on 36 carries; gained 194 passing yards on 13 completions in 24 attempts, with 2 interceptions; NB was penalized 8 times for 45 yards.

Brady Rader at QB was 7 of 15 passing for 103 yards with 1 INT and 1 TD.

Sean Watson at QB was 6 of 9 for 91 yards with 1 INT and 1 TD.

Receiving the ball were Taylor Bishop 4 catches for 64 yards; Noah Brian 4 catches for 55 yards and 2 TD; Sean Watson had 3 catches for 69 yards.

Taylor Bishop had touchdown runs of 8, 1, 4 and 58 yards, rushing for 236 total yards on 26 carries.

Brady Rader 2 yard TD pass to Noah Brian.

Sean Watson 24 yard TD pass to Noah Brian.

Brian was good on five of six point after touchdown kicks.

The Tigers travel to Tontogany for a non-conference game next Friday at 7:00 with Otsego High School. It has been several years since the

New Show at Virginia Theater thru Aug. 3

Come to the AIR-CONDITIONED Virginia Theater in Downtown North Baltimore, Ohio for FIRST RUN theaterical motion-picture entertainment and GREAT POPCORN!!!

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Saturday:    1:00  |  4:00  |  7:00  

Sunday:       1:00  | 4:00  |  7:00  

Tuesday:       7:00

Thursday:     7:00 

ODOT District Two Weekly Construction Update – August 27

ODOT District Two Weekly Construction Update – August 27

Updates are highlighted in bold and underlined.

Lucas/Wood Counties

1. Interstate 75: Widening
Wood & Hancock Counties (170-14, 199-14, 237-14 & 3000-14):

Interstate Restrictions:
Effective Friday, August 28 at 8pm, through Saturday, August 29 at 10am, lane restrictions are possible on northbound I-75, from Roachton Road to US 20, for traffic pattern change. Motorists are advised of changing traffic patterns in this work zone.

Additionally, on Friday, August 28 at 8pm, through Saturday, August 29 at 6am, the ramp from northbound I-75 to westbound I-475 will be closed for pavement widening.  Detour: northbound I-75; SR 795 (Exit 195); southbound I-75; westbound I-475.

*REMINDER* Following the above traffic pattern change, motorists will access the ramp from northbound I-75 to westbound I-475 in the left lane. 

Effective Friday, August 28 at 8pm, through Saturday, August 29 at 6am, lane restrictions are possible on southbound I-75, from US 6 to Cygnet Rd, for traffic pattern change. Motorists are advised of changing traffic patterns in this work zone.

Effective Thursday, September 3 at 8pm, through Friday, September 4 at 6am, lane restrictions are possible on northbound I-75, from Cygnet Rd to US 6, for traffic pattern change. Motorists are advised of changing traffic patterns in this work zone.

 

Through November, overnight, from 7pm until 6am, single lane restrictions are possible on I-75 between the I-75/I-475 interchange in Perrysburg and CR 99 in Hancock County.

Through December, one lane of northbound I-75 traffic, from Roachton Road to US 20, is maintained in the northbound lane and one lane of northbound I-75 traffic, from Roachton Road to US 20, is maintained on southbound I-75.  Through 2016, southbound I-75 is reduced to two lanes from US 20 to I-475 in Perrysburg. Through 2016, 11-foot lane width restrictions are in place on I-75 between US 20 in Perrysburg and CR 99 in Hancock County.

Ramp Restrictions:

·         Through September, the ramp from northbound I-75 to SR 582 is closed for pavement widening.  Detour: SR 795; I-75 southbound.

·         Through September, the ramp from SR 582 to northbound I-75 is closed for pavement widening.  Detour: I-75 southbound; SR 64/SR 105.

·         Through July 2016, 11-foot lane width restrictions are in place on the ramps from northbound and southbound I-75 to Cygnet Road (Exit 171) and from Cygnet Road to northbound and southbound I-75.

·         Through December, the ramp from southbound I-75 to westbound I-475 is reduced to one lane.  The ramp from eastbound I-475 to northbound I-75 is permanently reduced to one lane. 

Local Routes:
Through November, Jerry City Road at I-75 is closed for bridge work.  Detour: SR 25; SR 281; Solether Road.

 

Through December, Township Road 101 in Hancock County, between CR 220 and TR 142, is closed for bridge work over I-75.  Project complete: October 2017.  All work is weather permitting.

2. Interstate 75: Widening
Lucas County (485-14, 536-14):
  Through July 2018, overnight, 7pm through 6am, single lane restrictions are possible on I-75, from I-475 in Toledo to I-280 for bridge work.  Through fall 2016, one lane of I-75 traffic is maintained in the current northbound lane and one lane of traffic is relocated to southbound I-75 and separated by barrier wall.

The following ramps are closed:

·         Through November 2016, the ramp from northbound I-75 to Phillips Avenue (Exit 206).  Detour: south Expressway Drive (Exit 207); Stickney Avenue; North Expressway Drive.

·         Through June 2016, the ramp from southbound I-75 to Phillips Avenue (Exit 206).  Detour: North Expressway Drive (Exit 207); Stickney Avenue; South Expressway Drive.

·         Through June 2016, the ramp from Phillips Avenue to northbound I-75.  Detour: Manhattan Boulevard; Lagrange Street; South Expressway Drive.

·         Through July 2016, the ramp from northbound I-75 to Jeep Parkway (Exit 205A).  Detour: Berdan Avenue (Exit 205B); Detroit Avenue.

·         Through July 2018, the ramp from Jeep Parkway to southbound I-75.  Detour: Berdan Avenue.

·         Through July 2018, the ramp from Willys Parkway to northbound I-75.  Detour: Berdan Avenue; Detroit Avenue; Phillips Avenue.

·         Through July 2018, the ramp from southbound I-75 to Willys Parkway (Exit 205A).  Detour: Detroit Avenue (Exit 203B).

Local Streets:
Through Saturday, August 29, overnight from 9pm to 6am, Langrage Street at I-75 may be closed for bridge work.  Northbound detour: South Expressway Drive; Stickney Avenue; North Expressway Drive.  Southbound detour: Sylvania Avenue; Detroit Avenue; Phillips Avenue; Manhattan Boulevard.

 

Through November 2016, the ramp from northbound I-75 to Berdan Avenue is restricted to right turn only movements.  Suggested alternate route: Berdan Avenue; Detroit Avenue; Phillips Avenue; Haverhill Drive.

Through May 2017, the Polish Village Overpass is closed for bridge work.  Detour: North Expressway Drive; Stickney Avenue; South Expressway Drive.

Through November, expect lane restrictions on Phillips Avenue at I-75, Lagrange Street at I-75, Berdan Avenue at I-75, Detroit Avenue at I-75, and Stickney Avenue at I-75 for bridge work.

Through October, South Expressway Drive is restricted to a single lane between Stickney Avenue and Lagrange Street.

Through June 2016, Jeep Parkway from Central Avenue to Berdan Avenue is closed.  Central Avenue; Detroit Avenue; Berdan Avenue.

Through July 2018, Willys Parkway from Pioneer Lane to Jeep Parkway is closed.

Project complete: September 2018.  All work is weather permitting.

3. Interstate 75: Pavement Rehabilitation *UPDATE*
Lucas County (268-14):
Through August, I-75, from the I-75/475 split in Toledo to the Anthony Wayne Trail, is reduced to two lanes. Overnight, 10pm through 6am, single lane restrictions are possible in this work zone. 

Ramp closures:

•      Through Friday, August 28 at 6am, the ramp from southbound I-75 to Detroit Avenue will be closed for pavement installation.  Detour: Washington Street (Exit 202A); 11th Street; Monroe Street.

•      Through September, the ramp from Lawrence Avenue to southbound I-75 will be closed for pavement installation.  Detour: Monroe Street; Michigan Street.

•      Through October, the ramp from southbound I-75 to Collingwood Boulevard will be closed for pavement installation.  Detour: Washington Street (Exit 202A); Dorr Street.

•      Through September, the ramp from northbound I-75 to Bancroft Street is closed.  Detour: Berdan Ave (Exit 205B); Detroit Avenue. 

•      Through September, the ramp from Collingwood Boulevard to northbound I-75 is closed.  Detour:  Dorr Street; Washington Street; 14th Street.

Through August 2016, the following ramps are restricted or closed:

·         The interchange ramp from eastbound I-475 to southbound I-75 is reduced to one lane.

·         The interchange ramp from northbound I-75 to westbound I-475 is reduced to one lane.

·         The ramp from D­etroit Avenue to southbound I-75 is closed.  Detour: Monroe Street; Michigan Avenue; SR 25.

·         The ramp from Detroit Avenue to northbound I-75 is closed.  Detour: Monroe Street; 14th Street.

Through May 2016, Oakwood Avenue, between Wells Street and Grove Place, is closed for bridge work.  Seek alternate route.  Project complete: August 2016.  All work is weather permitting.

 

4. Interstate 75: Bridge Repair Project *UPDATE*
Lucas County (375-15):
   Effective Friday, August 28 at 7pm, through Monday, August 31 at 7am, lane restrictions are possible on I-75, between the Anthony Wayne Trail and South Avenue, for bridge repair and paving.  Effective Friday, August 28 at 7pm through Saturday, August 29 at 6am, the ramp from Erie Street to southbound I-75 will be closed for bridge repair.  Detour: Anthony Wayne Trail; Western Avenue; Broadway Street/Summit Street; Washington Street; Michigan Street.  Through September, weeknights 7pm until 7am, lane restrictions are possible on I-75, between the Anthony Wayne Trail and South Avenue.  Additionally, during work hours, short-term intermittent ramp restrictions and closures are possible in this work zone.  Additional ramp closures will be announced.  Project complete: September.  All work is weather permitting.

5. Interstate 75: Rest Area Closure *CLOSURE BEGINS TOMORROW*

Wood County (170-14)Effective Friday, August 28 at 8pm, through July 2016, the southbound I-75 rest area will be closed as part of the I-75 widening project.  Effective Thursday, September 3 at 8pm, through July 2016, the northbound I-75 rest area will be closed as part of the I-75 widening project.    Project complete: July 2016.  All work is weather permitting.

 

6. Interstate 475: ProMedica Parkway Ramp
Lucas County:
  Through 2016, the ramp from ProMedica Parkway to eastbound I-475 is closed for traffic control.  Detour: westbound I-475; Douglas Road.  All work is weather permitting.

7. Interstate 475/U.S. Route 23: Interchange Upgrade
Lucas County (184-14 & 210-15):  
Through December, the ramp from southbound US 23 to Central Avenue is closed.  Detour: southbound I-475/US23; Airport Highway (Exit 8A).  Additionally at this time, southbound US 23 traffic is reduced to one lane from the I-475/US 23 split in Sylvania to Central Avenue.  The ramp from westbound I-475 to Central Avenue (Exit 13) is open.

Overnight lane restrictions are possible at the interchange of I-475/US 23 from Central Avenue to N. Holland Sylvania Road.  Effective today through Friday, September 4, daily from 7am to 5pm, Blossman Road, between Moffat Road and Plainview Drive, will be closed for bridge demolition.  Detour: Plainview Drive; Central Avenue; Fairbanks Avenue.  Through October, lane restrictions are possible on Blossman Road, between Moffat Road and Plainview Drive for bridge work.  Traffic will be maintained by flaggers.  Project complete: December.  All work is weather permitting.

8. Interstate 475: Bridge Widening *UPDATE*
Lucas County (251-13 & 235-14):
  Through December, Angola Road at I-475 will close for bridge replacement.  Detour: Holland Park Boulevard; North Mall Drive; McCord Road; Airport Highway; Holland Sylvania Road.  Through October, the ramp from westbound Airport Highway to northbound I-475 is closed.   Detour: southbound I-475; Salisbury Road/Dussel Drive (Exit 6).

Through May 2016, overnight from 8pm until 6am, lane restrictions are possible on I-475, between Angola Road and Salisbury Road/Dussel Drive.  11-foot lane width restrictions are in place on I-475, between Angola Road and Salisbury Road/Dussel Drive.  The lane and shoulder restrictions on the Ohio Turnpike (I-80/I-90) at the I-475 bridge are complete.  Manley Road at the Ohio Turnpike Bridge is open.  Project complete: August 2016.  All work is weather permitting.  

9. Interstate 475: Noise Wall Installation

Lucas County (314-14):  Through September, shoulder restrictions are possible on I-475, from Talmadge Road to Woodley Road, for noise wall installation.  Through October, overnight, 9pm through 6am, lane restrictions are possible on I-475 from Talmadge Road to Woodley Road for noise wall installation.  Additional daytime lane and shoulder restrictions may be announced. Project complete: October.  All work is weather permitting.

10. Interstate 475: Pavement Work

Wood County: Through September, overnight from 7pm to 6am, single lane restrictions are possible on I-475 in both directions between SR 25 and US 24 for pavement work.  All ramps will remain open.  All work is weather permitting.

11. Interstate Maintenance Work

Lucas and Wood Counties:  Effective Sunday, August 30, through Monday, September 14, nightly from 9pm to 6am, I-475, between the I-475/US 23 split and Monroe Street, may be reduced to one lane for pavement repair.  All ramps will remain open.  All work is weather permitting.

Through December, intermittent overnight lane restrictions are possible on I-75, I-280 and I-475 in Lucas and Wood counties for maintenance work.  Project complete: December.  All work is weather permitting.

 

12. U.S. Route 20: Holland Sylvania Road & Reynolds Road Intersection Improvements *UPDATE*
Lucas County (145-14 & 252-14):
 Through September, lane restrictions are possible on Central Avenue from Fairbanks Avenue to Reynolds Road for median installation.  Additionally, through September, expect lane restrictions on Holland-Sylvania Road, between Huntingfield Boulevard to Bonsels Parkway for median installation.  Through September, intermittent lane restrictions are possible at the intersection of Central Avenue and Reynolds Road for safety improvements.  Project complete: September.  All work is weather permitting.

13. U.S. Route 20: Central Avenue Interchange Project
Lucas County (210-15): 
Through September 2017, overnight from 9pm until 6am, lane restrictions are possible on I-475/US 23 between Dorr Street and the I-475/US 23 interchange.  11-foot lane width restrictions are in place within the work zone. Additional restrictions will be announced.  Project complete: September 2017.  All work is weather permitting. 

 

14. U.S. Route 20: Utility Work 

Lucas County: Through August, overnight from 9pm until 6am, lane restrictions are possible on Central Avenue, between I-475 and Central Park West, for gas line relocation.  For more information, contact Columbia Gas at 1-800-344-4077.  All work is weather permitting.

 

15. U.S. Route 20: Culvert Replacement *PROJECT COMPLETE*
Lucas County:
US 20, between Murd Road and Washburn Road, is now open.  The culvert replacement is complete.

16. U.S. Route 20A: Eber Road Roundabout Project
Lucas County (184-15):
  Through September, US 20A, between Weckerly Road and Eber Road, is closed for culvert repair.  Detour: Airport Highway (SR 2); Crissey Road.  A 45-day closure of US 20A at Eber Road will follow in September.  Project complete: November.  All work is weather permitting.

17. State Route 2: Anthony Wayne Bridge Project

Lucas County (58-13):  Through November, the Anthony Wayne Bridge is closed to vehicular and pedestrian traffic.  Detour: Oak Street; Fassett Street; Miami Street; I-75; Anthony Wayne Trail (Exit 201B); Monroe Street; Summit Street.  Through October, short-term intermittent, closures are possible on Yondota Street, Utah Street, Morris Street and Ottawa Street for bridge work.  Project complete: December.  All work is weather permitting.

18. State Route 25: Safety Project
Lucas County (299-15):
  Through November 2016, the Anthony Wayne Trail, between Hippo Way and City Park Boulevard, is reduced to two lanes for intersection safety improvements and pavement replacement.  Until further notice, left turns are prohibited from the Anthony Wayne Trail to both directions of South Avenue.  Left turns are permitted from South Avenue to both directions of the Anthony Wayne Trail.  Additional closures will be announced.  Project complete: November 2016.  All work is weather permitting.

19. State Route 64: Roundabout and Realignment
Lucas County (143-15): 
The SR 64 and Finzel Road roundabout is now open.  Through October, intermittent lane restrictions are possible on SR 64 at Finzel Road for finish work.  Local access to businesses will be maintained.  Project complete: October.  All work is weather permitting.    

 

20. McCord Road: Underpass Construction
Lucas County (236-14):  
Through September 2016, McCord Road between North Mall Drive/Hall Road and Spectrum Drive is closed to vehicular and pedestrian traffic.  Detour: Holland Park Boulevard; North Mall Drive.  Project complete: November 2016.  All work is weather permitting.

21. U.S. Route 6: Pavement Reconstruction and Bridge Work
Wood County (170-14):
  Through June 2016, the ramp from southbound I-75 to eastbound US 6 is closed.  Detour: westbound US 6; SR 25.  Through June 2016, US 6, between SR 25 and Dunbridge road, is reduced to one lane in each direction.  Lane widths are restricted to 11ft in this work zone.  Work complete: June 2016.  All work is weather permitting.

22. U.S. Route 6:  Resurfacing and Bridge Work
Wood County (434-14):  Through August, intermittent lane restrictions are possible on US 6, between County Home Road and SR 199 for resurfacing.  Traffic is maintained by flaggers.  Through August, US 6, between Rudolph Road and Klopfenstein Road is reduced to one lane in each direction for bridge repair.  Project complete: September.  All work is weather permitting.

23. U.S. Route 20: Culvert Replacement
Wood County (8002-15):
  Through August, intermittent lane restrictions are possible on US 20, between SR 163 and SR 420, for finish work.  Project complete: August.  All work is weather permitting.

24. State Route 64: Slide Repair
Wood County (155-15):
  Through September, a temporary traffic signal will be used to maintain one lane of traffic on SR 64, between Reitz Road and SR 64/65 Waterville Bridge for slide repair.  Through October, intermittent lane restrictions are possible within this work zone for slide repair.  Project complete: November.  All work is weather permitting.

25. State Route 65:  Slope Repair

Wood County (119-15):  Through early September, SR 65, between Weston Road and Benschoter Road, is closed for slope repair.  Detour: SR 235; US 6; SR 65.  Project complete: September.  All work is weather permitting.

26. State Route 65: Culvert Replacement

Wood County (313-15):  Through August, short-term lane restrictions are possible on SR 65, between Five Point Road and River View Place, for culvert replacement.  Project Complete: September.  All work is weather permitting.

27. State Route 105: Resurfacing

Wood County (99-15): Through September, intermittent lane restrictions are possible on SR 105, between Pemberville Road and US 23, for resurfacing.  Traffic will be maintained by flaggers.  Project complete: September.  All work is weather permitting.

28. State Route 235: Resurfacing *NEW PROJECT*

Wood County (441-15):  Effective Tuesday, September 8, through November, SR 235, between Willow Road and Old Coach Road, will be closed for resurfacing.  Detour: US 6; SR 65.  Project Complete: November.  All work is weather permitting.

 

29. State Route 420: Safety Improvements

Wood County (423-14):  Through August, short-term, intermittent lane restrictions are possible on southbound I-280, between SR 795 and SR 163, and on SR 420, between SR 163 and I-80/I-90, for finish work.  Project complete: August.  All work is weather permitting.

30. State Route 582: Bridge Rehabilitation *UPDATE*

Wood County (154-15):   Through September, SR 582, between Stony Ridge Road and Layman Road is closed for bridge rehabilitation.  Detour: SR 199; SR 105; US 23.  Project complete:
October.  All work is weather permitting. 

 

31. State Route 582: Pavement Repair *CLOSED TODAY*

Wood County:  Today from 7am until 8pm, SR 582 between Dunbridge Road and SR 199, will be closed for pavement repair.  Detour: SR 25; US 6; SR 199.  All work is weather permitting.

32. Gypsy Lane Road: Bridge Repair  *PROJECT COMPLETE*

Wood County (1093-14):  Gypsy Lane Road over I-75 is open. The bridge repair is complete.

 

33. Park Avenue: Bridge Replacement *UPDATE*

Wood County (3028-15):  Through September, intermittent lane restrictions are possible on Park Avenue in Fostoria, between Lincoln Avenue and Kennedy Lane, for finish work.  Project complete: September.  All work is weather permitting.

34. Jerry City Road: Bridge Replacement

Wood County (3028-15):  Through September, Jerry City Road, between Rudolph Road and Mitchell Road, will be closed for bridge replacement.  Detour: Rudolph Road; Cygnet Road; Mitchell Road.  Project complete: October.  All work is weather permitting.

35. Caris Road: Culvert Replacement *CLOSURE BEGINS MONDAY*

Wood County (312-15):  Effective Monday, August 31, through October, Caris Road, between SR 582 and Devils Hole Road, will be closed for culvert replacement.  Detour: SR 582; SR 199; Devils Hole Road.  Additionally at this time, intermittent lane restrictions are possible on SR 582 at Caris Road.  Traffic will be maintained by flaggers.  Project complete: October.  All work is weather permitting.

 

Ottawa/Sandusky/Seneca Counties

 

36. State Route 2: Lightner Road Bridge Widening

Ottawa County (232-15):  Through August 2016, intermittent lane restrictions are possible on SR 2, between SR 53/SE Catawba Road and SR 269, for bridge work.  Additionally, Lightner Road, between Kirk Road and East State Road, may be reduced to one lane for temporary pavement construction.  Traffic will be maintained by flaggers.  Additional restrictions will be announced.  Project complete: September 2016.  All work is weather permitting.


37. U.S. Route 6: Roundabout Construction
Sandusky County (8018-15
):  Through October, a temporary traffic signal is used to maintain one lane of traffic on US 6/SR 53, between Napoleon Road and Muskellunge Creek Road.  Through October, Muskellunge Creek Road, between Spieldenner Road and Gerwin Road, is closed.  Project complete: November.  All work is weather permitting.

38. State Route 590: Culvert Replacement

Sandusky County (194-15):  Through September, SR 590, between Havens Station Road and Greensburg Pike, will be closed for culvert replacement.  Detour: US 6; SR 53; SR 12.  Project complete: October.  All work is weather permitting.

39. State Route 590: Culvert Replacement *NEW WORK*

Sandusky County: Effective Monday, September 7, through September, SR 590, between TR 127 and TR 161, will be closed for culvert replacement.  Detour: US 20; SR 19; SR 105.  All work is weather permitting.

40. U.S. Route 23: Culvert Replacement  *CLOSURE BEGINS TOMORROW*

Seneca County:  Effective Friday, August 28, through mid-September, US 23, between CR 18 and TR 112/Center Road, will be closed for culvert replacement.  Detour: SR 18; SR 587; US 224.  All work is weather permitting.

41. State Route 18: Resurfacing *PROJECT COMPLETE*

Seneca County (97-15):  Intermittent lane restrictions on SR 18, between TR 159 and SR 67/SR 18, are complete.  The resurfacing project is complete.

42. State Route 19: Culvert Replacement

Seneca County (237-15):  Through September, SR 19, between TR 44 and CR 58/Crawford Seneca County Line Road, is closed for culvert replacement.  Detour: SR 67; SR 100; SR 103.  Effective Tuesday, September 1, through October, lane restrictions are possible on SR 19, between US 224 and CR 58/Crawford Seneca County Line Road, for resurfacing. Traffic will be maintained by flaggers.  Project complete: October.  All work is weather permitting.

43. State Route 100: Culvert Replacement
Seneca County (236-15):
 Through August, intermittent lane restrictions are possible on SR 100, between SR 67 and TR 44, for finish work.

44. State Route 587: Culvert Replacement *PROJECT COMPLETE*
Seneca County (281-15 &
55-15):  SR 587, between TR 90/Sauber Road and TR 56/Arendt Road, is open.  The culvert replacement is complete.

Williams/Fulton/Henry Counties

45. State Route 107: Bridge Rehabilitation
Williams County (153-15):
 Through August, SR 107, between CR 8 and CR 9, is closed for bridge rehabilitation.  Detour: SR 49; US 20; SR 576.  Project complete: September.  All work is weather permitting.

46. State Route 191: Culvert Replacement *WORK COMPLETE*

Williams County:  SR 191, between CR I50 and CR K, is now open.  Culvert work is now complete.

47. County Road 49/County Road 16: Bridge Replacement

Williams County (3036-15): Effective Tuesday, September 8, through October, CR 49/CR 16, between CR I50 and CR J, will be closed for bridge replacement. Detour: CR J; SR 15; CR G. Project complete: November.  All work is weather permitting.

48. State Route 18: Culvert Replacement *NEW PROJECT*

Henry County (160-15):  Effective Monday, August 31, through September, SR 18, between CR 16 and CR 18, will be closed for culvert replacement.  Detour: SR 281; SR 108. Additionally at this time, CR 17 at SR 18 will be closed.  Project complete: October.  All work is weather permitting.

49. State Route 65: Culvert Replacement *PROJECT COMPLETE*
Henry County (67-15):
 SR 65, between CR J and CR K, is now open. The culvert replacement project is complete.

50. State Route 65: Culvert Replacement *CLOSURE BEGINS TUESDAY*

Henry County: Effective Tuesday, September 1, through Friday, September 4, SR 65, between CR P and CR Q, will be closed for culvert replacement.  Detour: US 6; SR 109; SR 110.  All work is weather permitting.

51. State Route 109: Damascus Bridge: Bridge Replacement
Henry County (1-15):
  Through October 2017, motorists should watch for additional truck traffic near SR 109 at the Damascus bridge for bridge work.  Work impacting traffic will be announced.  Project complete: October 2017.  All work is weather permitting.

District Wide 

 

52. Various Routes: Guardrail & Electrical Maintenance

District Wide (1071-14 & 1076-14):  Through December, intermittent lane restrictions are possible district wide for guardrail and electrical maintenance.  Project complete: December. All work is weather permitting.

NB Council Agenda Sept. 1

VILLAGE OF NORTH BALTIMORE COUNCIL MEETING – SEPTEMBER 01, 2015, 7:30 PM – AGENDA

VILLAGE OF NORTH BALTIMORE COUNCIL MEETING – SEPTEMBER 01, 2015, 7:30 PM – AGENDA

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09-01-15 agenda
VILLAGE OF NORTH BALTIMORE
COUNCIL MEETING
SEPTEMBER 01, 2015
7:30 PM
AGENDA
I. Pledge of Allegiance
II. Roll Call
III. Approval of the Minutes
A. 08-04-15 regular meeting
B. 08-11-15 special meeting
IV. Public Participation
A. Presentation by Mark Wasylyshyn, Wood County Sheriff, and Mark Radabaugh, Amplex.
V. Letters and Communications
VI. Administrative Reports
Finance Officer:
EMS Chief
Fire Chief:
Police Chief:
Utility Director
DPW Superintendent
Village Administrator:
Clerk:
Appointed Legal Counsel:
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Mayor:
VII. Standing Committees
Economic and Community Development (Mr. Aaron Patterson)
Public Safety (Ms Goldner)
Discussion of the Southwood Feasibility Study
Personnel, Policy and Ordinance Review (Mr. Rose)
Public Works (Mr. Art Patterson)
Recommendation: Approve the Peterman Associates Final Design and Bidding Services for the permanent roof construction for the Municipal Building project in the amount of $14,500.
Public Utilities (Mr. Cameron)
Update on the Rudolph Rd. stromwater issue
Recommendation: 1) Authorize the village administrator to see bids for the Fixed Base Reading System and Meter Replacement project.
2) Adjust the water bill from a water leak at 215 Briar Hill Rd. to provide credit for three days usage due to error in a work order regarding the leak by the village. Total reduction is $ 376.
3) Approve the JMJ Bulldozing Proposal and approve an Appropriation Ordinance Amendment in the amount of $5,000 for Fund 531 Stormwater –Miscellaneous Contractual Services.
Finance and Technology (Ms Thompson)
Recommendations: 1) Wage Increase Recommendation Approve 2% merit, 2% Professional Development Plan effort, and 2% across the board.
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2) Employee Status Change Recommendations
A. Erica Thomas: employee status change requested for Erica Thomas; increase hours from 30 to 35 per week.
B. Approve Assistant Finance Officer job description at a pay level 9.
C. Approve employee status change for April Dick from a Finance Clerk II, to an Assistant Finance Officer
VIII. New Legislation, Resolutions, Motions or Business
ORDINANCE 2015-50 AN ORDINANCE ESTABLISHING SUPPLEMENTAL APPROPRIATION ACCOUNTS FOR FISCAL YEAR ENDING DECEMBER 31, 2015, PROVIDING EXPENDITURE FROM GENERAL FUND CARRYOVER AND DECLARING AN EMERGENCY
IX. Second Reading of Ordinances and Resolutions
ORDINANCE 2015-48 AN ORDINANCE ESTABLISHING SUPPLEMENTAL APPROPRIATION ACCOUNTS FOR FISCAL YEAR ENDING DECEMBER 31, 2015, PROVIDING EXPENDITURE FROM DEPT. OF PUBLIC SAFETY GRANT PROCEEDS
ORDINANCE 2015-49 AN ORDINANCE ESTABLISHING SUPPLEMENTAL APPROPRIATION ACCOUNTS FOR FISCAL YEAR ENDING DECEMBER 31, 2015, PROVIDING EXPENDITURE FROM STREET LIGHTING CARRYOVER
X. Third Reading of Ordinances and Resolutions
ORDINANCE 2015-32 AN ORDINANCE ESTABLISHING SUPPLEMENTAL APPROPRIATION ACCOUNTS FOR FISCAL YEAR ENDING DECEMBER 31, 2015, PROVIDING EXPENDITURE FROM USDA LOAN PROCEEDS FOR A NEW POLICE VEHICLE, AND DECLARING AN EMERGENCY
ORDINANCE 2015-33 AN ORDINANCE ESTABLISHING SUPPLEMENTAL APPROPRIATION ACCOUNTS FOR FISCAL YEAR ENDING DECEMBER 31, 2015, PROVIDING EXPENDITURE FROM USDA GRANT/LOAN PROCEEDS FOR A NEW EMS VEHICLE, AND DECLARING AN EMERGENCY
ORDINANCE 2015-35 AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE ESTIMATE OF REVENUES FOR THE BUDGET YEAR BEGINNING JANUARY 1, 2015, AUTHORIZING CERTIFICATION OF SAME TO THE WOOD COUNTY AUDITOR
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ORDINANCE 2015-36 AN ORDINANCE ESTABLISHING SUPPLEMENTAL APPROPRIATION ACCOUNTS FOR FISCAL YEAR ENDING DECEMBER 31, 2015, PROVIDING EXPENDITURE FROM SEWER LATERAL FUND CARRYOVER
ORDINANCE 2015-37 AN ORDINANCE ESTABLISHING SUPPLEMENTAL APPROPRIATION ACCOUNTS FOR FISCAL YEAR ENDING DECEMBER 31, 2015, PROVIDING EXPENDITURE FROM USDA SSP PH II LOAN PROCEEDS
ORDINANCE 2015-38 AN ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING THE VILLAGE FINANCE OFFICER AND THE VILLAGE CLERK TO ENTER INTO AN INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT AGREEMENT WITH MEEDER INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT
ORDINANCE 2015-40 AN ORDINANCE ESTABLISHING SUPPLEMENTAL APPROPRIATION ACCOUNTS FOR FISCAL YEAR ENDING DECEMBER 31, 2015, PROVIDING EXPENDITURE FROM GENERAL FUND, WATER, AND SEWER CARRYOVER FUNDS
ORDINANCE 2015-41 AN ORDINANCE APPROVING THE TRANSFER OF FUNDS APPROPRIATED FOR FISCAL YEAR ENDING DECEMBER 31, 2015
XI. Other New Business
XII. Other Old Business
XIII. Payment of the Bills
XIV. Adjournment

NB Troop 315 Newsletter – September 2015

We are competing to be the largest troop in Wood County. The top spot goes to Brent Bomer, Troop, 325, in Grand Rapids OH with 36 scouts . Well, it’s not really a competition but our growth in North Baltimore is at 35 scouts. I can only say, Thank You to all the families who support our troop and allow us to do great things for our community.

Troop 315 Newsletter

We are competing to be the largest troop in Wood County.  The top spot goes to Brent Bomer,  Troop, 325, in Grand Rapids OH with 36 scouts .  Well, it’s not really a competition but our growth in North Baltimore is at 35 scouts.  I can only say, Thank You to all the families who support our troop and allow us to do great things for our community.

If any parents remember my letter for help a few months back.  I want to say thanks to all who stepped forward.  Our leadership , uniformed crew includes,  Tim West, Anthony Morrison, Ed Kaman, Tim Brown, Larry Bateson- Eagle Coach,  Mike Julien Committee Chair ,   and myself.  Without them and our great parents who step in when asked.  This troop would be able to do what it does.  HAVE FUN AND EXPERIENCE THE OUTDOORS !!!

We also need to thank our committee,  Tony Hetrick , Treasurer, Kathy Enninger , Treasurer, Dennis Miller – Charter Rep, Lyle Bomer – Unit Commissioner ,  Marcy Byrd, & Jim Carter, Troop comittee

Eagle Scouts

We have a large group of young me who are working on their eagle projects.  I will try to list who is doing what right now .

Bill T.   has completed his Eagle project and is finishing up paperwork for his Board of Review.  Billie’s project was to build a portable Gazebo for the Wood County Fairgrounds

Noah H.  Project is to build a disc golf coarse at our local park.  Hole sponsorship is currently underway

Noah P.  Is building an entrance way for the New Maple wood Cemetery

Hank M.  is charting and designing an emergency response route board for our local E.M.S.

Cody G.  is designing and building a brick structure for the bell brought over from our closed Catholic church in Cygnet

Tyler S.  is building benches for the school athletic dept.

Danny C. is building a stage for the band / practice field at the MS/HS

Other scouts who are at life rank and thinking about project plans are   Kyle G. , Damn D., Aiden G., Levi T.,  & Wyatt M.

Troop trailer

The troop has bought a ” new to us” trailer thanks to the donations of Gregg Glamm, & Roger South The new trailer is 6 x 12 with side door and drop gate.  sign age is being applied currently and should be in service by our October camps.  Our current  5×8 trailer will be used by N.B. Cub Scout pack 372 and continue to stay in service for our community

Luckey Fest.

September 25 – 27 is the annual Luckey fest and we are invited to help Troop 332 with he food booth.  It is a fundraiser for each scout and like last year,  The shifts and shares are as follows.  Please sign up for a shift and plan on spending the weekend in Luckey.  We will be camping at John Bailey’s farm for the event.    There are a possible 4 shares for the  event.

* Friday evening,

* Saturday til 4:00pm ..

* 4:00 til close

* Sunday open til 4:00.

Please email me on your wishes.  I will be at the event all weekend and Parents wishing to bring scouts can let me know as well as other parents for car pooling plans.

Scouting for Food

Scouting for Food is on October 24th,  We will be collecting food from our local residents to be given to our food bank.  I have had communications with he new church using the old Salvation Army building and they will be available that day o receive our collections.  Scouts not attending camp that weekend will be needed to help collect the bags and count the items at the end.  drivers for 4 routes are also needed.  Please let me know if you can drive.  With our troop going in 2 directions that weekend, It will require more help from all of us

October Camps

There are 2 camps upcoming and one of them will overlap Scouting for Food on October 24.

First camp is on October 16 – 18 in Luckey.  Roman games theme d.  Cost is $10.00 per scout.   .  We will need a couple leaders and/ or parents to commit to the weekend.  I am scheduled out of town on Saturday.

Second is the Haunted house camp in Findlay at Camp Berry on October 23 – 25,  We are to design  a haunted area for cubs and older .  The time of day will dictate how scary it can be.  Cost for this camp is also $10.00.  There is a cash prize for the best haunted area.  1st – $500.00. 2nd – $250.00, 3rd – $150.00.  All meals are provided for this one.  Parents are also welcome to attend and participate with us.    This camp requires some planning and materials to build our station.

Lord Baden Powell

It was during this last appointment that Baden-Powell really began to develop his ideas about the scouting movement. In 1904 he attended the Annual Drill Inspection and Review of the Boys Brigade in Glasgow, where the founder, William Smith, had recruited over 54,000 boys. Smith had asked Baden-Powell to rewrite his book Aids to Scouting for a younger audience. According to Michael Rosenthal in The Character Factory, this gave Baden-Powell “the vision of a British society made strong by legions of well-disciplined, morally upright, patriotic youth who found their satisfaction in defending the interests of the empire and following the orders of their superiors.”

Since Baden-Powell was still occupied as inspector general of the cavalry, it took a few years to put his ideas into action. In 1906 he wrote a short paper called “Scouting for Boys,” where he put some of his ideas into print. His vision for scouting was strongly influenced by three of his contemporaries, William Smith, Ernest Thompson Seton, and Dan Beard. Seton and Beard had started similar youth organizations in the United States. This small paper turned into a six-part series called Scouting for Boys, which was published between January and March of 1908. The series included the first publication of the Scout Oath and Scout Law. This series then led to an official weekly magazine, called The Scout, which increased the visibility and appeal of the scouting movement in the public’s eye.

In the summer of 1907 Baden-Powell acted upon his ideas and ran a demonstration camp for boys on Brownsea Island off the coast of Dorset. Twenty-two boys, from ages 10 to 17, took part in the weeklong exercise, which consisted of camping, cooking, tracking, singing, and storytelling. This was the beginning of what was called “unquestionably the most significant youth movement of the twentieth century ” in Michael Rosenthal’s The Character Factory.

Chowline: School lunch may be healthier than packed

No matter how nutritious a lunch is, it won’t do any good if a child won’t eat it…….

Generally, which is healthier for kids, a packed lunch or a school lunch?

Obviously, this could go either way, depending on the content of the actual meal. But according to at least one study, school meals might have a significant edge.

The research, published in 2014 in the Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior, compared 1,314 lunches of preschool and kindergarten students in three schools in Virginia. About 43 percent of the lunches were packed lunches, and 57 percent were school lunches. Like most schools, the schools in this study participated in the National School Lunch Program, and the research was conducted after that program upgraded its nutrition standards in 2012-13.

The researchers found that packed lunches had more vitamin C and iron and less sodium than the school lunches, but the packed lunches were also higher in calories, fat, saturated fat and sugar and were lower in protein, fiber, vitamin A and calcium. Packed lunches were less likely to contain fruits, vegetables, unsweetened juice and milk and were more likely to include chips, crackers or other savory snacks, and sugar-sweetened beverages.

Although many kids balked when schools started serving healthier meals, a 2014 study in the journal Childhood Obesity found that 70 percent of elementary school leaders reported that students had warmed up to them.
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According to the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, the trick to making sure your children’s lunch is a healthy one is to make sure it provides a good balance: some lean protein, a whole grain, a fruit, a vegetable and a dairy product. Take a look at the school menu and talk with your children about what they like and don’t like in the school lunches, or if they’d prefer to bring a lunch from home. If the school lunch doesn’t appeal to your kids, talk with them once a week about what they’d like to carry with them. It’s important to get kids’ buy-in: No matter how nutritious a lunch is, it won’t do any good if a child won’t eat it.

The nutrition academy offers these ideas:

  • Pack easy-to-eat foods: strawberries or an easy-to-peel tangerine instead of an orange, for example, or carrots, cherry tomatoes or bell pepper strips instead of a salad.
  • For sandwiches or wraps, choose whole grain options and lean meat or cheese.
  • Make it fun. Cut sandwiches into stars or other unusual shapes. Celebrate special days by packing an all-orange lunch for Halloween, for example, or an all-red lunch for Valentine’s Day.
  • Ask if your children trade food with friends at lunchtime. That will help you determine what foods they prefer.

For a beverage, consider packing a small bottle of water with lunch. Earlier this year, the Harvard School of Public Health reported that about half of children and teens aren’t getting enough hydration, and nearly one-quarter don’t drink any plain water at all. Children tend to think cold water tastes better than water at room temperature. Adding a frozen water bottle to your child’s lunch pack will help keep the lunch cold and will thaw by lunchtime, providing a nice cool drink.

Chow Line 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 Chow Line, c/o Martha Filipic, 2021 Coffey Road, Columbus, OH 43210-1043, or filipic.3@osu.edu.

OHSAA Football All-Session State Championship Tickets Now on Sale

Finals return to Ohio Stadium December 3, 4 and 5, with two types of all-session tickets available…..

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Two types of all-session tickets are now on sale for the Ohio High School Athletic Association football state championship games, which return to Ohio Stadium in Columbus December 3, 4 and 5.

 

All-session tickets for the seven championship games in the club level, which are the chair-back seats on the west side of the stadium, are $105 each and also permit indoor access in the Huntington Club before, during and after each game. All-session reserved tickets on the east side of the stadium, which don’t include indoor access, are $84 each.

 

All-session tickets are available online at http://go.osu.edu/OHSAAFB

 

Single game tickets will go on sale November 29 and cost $10 at the state finalist schools, or at the gate before each game for $15 (club level) and $12 (reserved).

 

Details for parking and other activities related to the championship games will be announced throughout the fall. The OHSAA football state championship games are hosted by the Greater Columbus Sports Commission and The Ohio State University Department of Athletics.

 

The state semifinal games are Friday, Nov. 28, for Division II, III, V and VII, and Saturday, Nov. 29, for Division I, IV and VI. The schedule for the Division II, III, V and VII state championship games will be announced on the OHSAA’s twitter page at approximately 11 PM on Nov. 28. One of those four divisions will play its state final on Thursday, Dec. 3, with the other three playing on Friday, Dec. 4. The schedule for the Division I, IV and VI state championship games will be announced at approximately 10:30 PM on Nov. 29, with all three of those games set for Saturday, Dec. 5.

Lutheran Church News — St. Luke’s (NB) & St. John’s (McComb)

for Sunday, August 30…..

St. Luke’s Lutheran Church, North Baltimore

“Is Believing Enough?” is Pastor Ralph Mineo’s sermon topic at St. Luke’s Lutheran Church in North Baltimore on Sunday, August 30 at 10:15 a.m. The sermon is based on James 1:17-27.

Sunday School for all ages begins at 9:00 a.m.

Members will lead worship at Briar Hill Health Campus at 2:00 p.m.

St. John’s Lutheran Church, McComb

“Is Believing Enough?” is Pastor Ralph Mineo’s sermon topic at St. John’s Lutheran Church in McComb on Sunday, August 30 at 8:00 a.m. The sermon is based on James 1:17-2.

Sunday School begins at 9:15 a.m. (a joint Sunday School with the McComb United Methodist Church).

Photo Gallery: Tigers Win Football Season Opener

Large crowd on hand…..

North Baltimore-The North Baltimore Tigers defeated the Holgate Tigers Friday night . After a transformer blew, causing a delay, the game went on, with the hometown Tigers claiming the victory-41-20.

We have not received any statistics to share.

Here are some photos to enjoy: Fotos by Ferg

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Noah Brian hauls in the first touchdown of the year!
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Taylor Bishop runs through the hole created by Hank Matthes and Brody Naugle
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Sean Watson intercepts the pass!
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Adam Flores wraps up the ball carrier
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Jim Casey and Hancock Wood Electric save the day as a transformer blew just before half and they were there to save the day!
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Jimmy “The Hit Man” Smith lays the lumber on the Holgate runner
 
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Will “The Thrill” Griffith pulls down the runner
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Game Time!
Next Friday the Tigers travel to Tontogany to play the Knights of Otsego High School.