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