BIG Changes – Interstate 75 Widening in Wood County

The Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) District Two announces the following update to the I-75 widening project in Wood County. Updates are highlighted in bold and underlined:

Interstate 75 Widening in Wood County

BOWLING GREEN (Tuesday, August 11, 2015) – The Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) District Two announces the following update to the I-75 widening project in Wood County.  Updates are highlighted in bold and underlined:

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

Interstate Restrictions:

Effective Friday, August 14 at 7pm, through Saturday, August 15 at 1pm, lane restrictions are possible on southbound I-75, from Cygnet Road to SR 18, for traffic pattern change.  Additionally at this time, intermittent, short-term ramp closures are possible on the ramps from southbound I-75 to Cygnet Road (Exit 171), Cygnet Road to southbound I-75, southbound I-75 to Eagleville Road (Exit 168), Eagleville Road to southbound I-75, southbound I-75 to SR 18 (Exit 167), and SR 18 to southbound I-75.  Detours will be posted.  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.  Additionally at this time, 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 I-75 to Cygnet Road (Exit 171) and from Cygnet Road to northbound I-75.

Effective Saturday, August 15, through July 2016, 11-foot lane width restrictions are in place on the ramps from southbound I-75 to Cygnet Road (Exit 171) and from Cygnet Road to 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.

“Praying and Caring in Color”

A Devotion by Pastor Ralph J. Mineo…….

I was given a wonderful opportunity recently: I was Bible Study leader at a Vacation Bible School (VBS) for adults at St. John’s Lutheran Church in McComb. It was a very enjoyable time for me. We read and discussed 25 main Bible verses and sections through the week. There were a number of activities in the Bible Study, even a craft with scissors, crayons, and tape!

The theme of the adult VBS was “My Favorite Color is Love” which was the title of a theme song I wrote for the children’s VBS at St. Luke’s Lutheran Church in North Baltimore in 1989. The main verse of the Bible Study was Psalm 103:8. “The Lord is merciful and loving, slow to become angry and full of constant love.”

Each day’s theme was based on a color and a Bible reference. Yellow (sun) was God sent his Son. Blue (sea/water) was God as Shepherd leading us to still, peaceful waters. Green (tree) was Jesus as vine, we the branches. Red (heart) was how the love of God lives within us. Gold (a heavenly color), saying that the gates of heaven are gold. My personal favorite line speaks of heaven as “a place where there is never hate.”

One day I gave a Powerpoint presentation based on the book: “Praying in Color.” The focus was how to pray using paper, crayons, markers. We prayed in thanksgiving, confession, and intercession. We prayed for many people during the week. One day we drew a vine, representing Jesus, with attached branches and leaves with the names of people we were praying for.

At one point, I once asked participants a few of questions: “How many of you have received a sheet of paper drawn and colored by a child?” I asked why children do this. After some discussion, I asked, “When is the last time that you, an adult, drew a picture, colored a page, and gave it to a child, a friend, a co-worker?”

Along with giving the page as a gift, this can be a great way to teach about faith, prayer, and our connection to Jesus. When you give a child some of your artwork, you can make it a teaching moment. For example, you can draw and color the word “faith.” In the giving you can share what that word means to you. You can draw and color the word “joy” and share what the “joy in the Lord” means to you. You can write and color a favorite Bible verse. You can read that verse with a child or grandchild, and give them your drawing.

When you give an adult some of your artwork, you can assure them that you’ve prayed for them, that you truly care about them. Ask God to bless each stroke of the pencil or crayon, praying for the child or adult you’re drawing for. The possibilities are endless. The great thing is that you don’t have to be a great artist, nor a “professional” pray-er.

So, get our some paper and pencil, markers and crayons. Pray in color. Put the Word of God on paper in your own design.

May God bless your praying, sharing, and giving. Amen.

Briar Hill HC donates over 2 tons of food

North Baltimore’s Briar Hill Heath Campus donated 5,051 pounds of food to The Bridge Fellowship food pantry in NB.

North Baltimore’s Briar Hill Heath Campus donated 5,051 pounds of food to The Bridge Fellowship food pantry in NB.

The donations were made possible from various events sponsored  by Briar Hill, including the campus’ annual food drive at Powell Elementary, which is where the vast majority of the donations were collected!

The donations were also received at the car wash and from the Briar Hill staff offering a helping hand to make our Hope for Hunger Fundraiser possible!

From Left –  Pastor Mike Soltis and Rita Zeigler from Bridge Fellowship church and food pantry, help Sara Williams, Briar Hill Community Service Rep, load up the donations.

NB Library Children’s News & Notes for August 11

79 preschooler, 125 children entering grade K-4, and 105 teens entering grade 5-12 signed up this summer for the many activities offered at the North Baltimore Public Library.

79 preschooler, 125 children entering grade K-4, and 105 teens entering grade 5-12 signed up this summer for the many activities offered at the North Baltimore Public Library.

KINECT PLAY – Tues., Aug. 11 from 2-3 pm

MOVIE TIME –

Come at 2 pm on Wed., Aug. 12.  Vote for the movie you would like to see!  The movie with the most votes will be watched. The movie should be finished between 3:30 and 4 pm.

Weekly Story Times (Tues), After School Story Missions (Wed), & Just 4 Teens (Thurs) will begin on Sept. 1 for the new school year!

Summer Reading Wrap-Up

Congratulations to our Grand Prize Winners:

Kayden Woodward won the Fire Station Play Set, Emma Snyder won the $250 Kalahari Gift Card, Mercedes Ankney won the $300 Best Buy Gift Card, Matt Turley won the Adirondack chair set, and Jennifer Vanlerberg won the hammock.

79 preschooler, 125 children entering grade K-4, and 105 teens entering grade 5-12 signed up this summer.  The children & teen theme was “Superheroes”!  In addition to the grand prize winners, there were weekly contests with 50 winners in June & July!  Special prizes were awarded to the following:  The Livingston family for having all children complete the maximum challenges.  Casey Mowery, Wyatt Mowery, Denny Simon, Mali Combs, Mercedes Ankney, Tara Andrus, and Faith DeWalt for top volunteer hours and/or completing the most reading challenges.  A BIG Thank You to our Summer Heroes/Sponsers:  NB American Legion #539, Friends of the NB Library, BG Meijer, NB Fire & Police Department, Virginia Motion Pictures, Mabar Printing, Briar Hill Health Campus and McDonald’s.

More Summer Winners –

Teens had an extra special contest over the summer to win a basket of Sweet Treats to enjoy while watching popular teen TV dvds.  The drawing winner was Giovanni Greco.  The Runners-Up were Maranda Young & Nicholas Chavera.  Yum!

# 35 – Kayden Woodward

# 52 – Mercedes Ankney

# 55 – Emma Snyder

Lady Tiger Golf Wins First Match for 2015

from Kathi Bucher, Lady Tiger Golf Coach

Monday, August 10, 2015, the NB Ladies Golf team traveled to Maumee Bay State Park to take on the Ladies of Cardinal Stritch.

from Kathi Bucher, Lady Tiger Golf Coach

Monday, August 10, 2015, the NB Ladies Golf team traveled to Maumee Bay State Park to take on the Ladies of Cardinal Stritch.

The team shot a combined score of 181. Kelcie Bean and Alexis Julien both shot a 43 for the Tigers while Morgan Rose shot a 45 followed up by Jordan Bucher with a 50.  The rest of the team is made up of Hanna Rose, Val Buchanan and Sarina Villegas. Cardinal Stitch was represented by Sydney, Chayce, Claire and Bailey for a combined score of 244.

Way to go ladies!

NB Village Finance Report for July 2015

North Baltimore Finance Officer Chris Kirk submitted the following report to NB Village Council for July 2015.

North Baltimore Finance Officer Chris Kirk submitted the following report to NB Village Council for July 2015.

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