Troop 315 Newsletter October

Troop 315 Newsletter October

We’re gonna be busy this month. Between camps, parades, meetings and new scouts who need to get going on Tenderfoot. Our patrols and Youth will need to teach. I’m counting on all my scouts to work together as we prepare for the upcoming month. Scout craft is required for our camp so polish up on knots, first aid, fire building, cooking. Your gonna be tested and challenged.

Guess What ?

I found us a van. It’s a 1998 Ford 12 Passenger with trailer hitch. . Things as far as transportation should get back to normal. I’ll still need help but small numbers can easily be handled again. Thank you everyone for understanding when we had to sell the 15 passenger. Except for a little body rust, it’s in good shape and very scout friendly inside. seatbelts. Patina, and bruises from others who used it

Trailer

Also, the trailer is almost done and will be used for the parades and camps that are coming up. We’ll need to send thank you cards to all who helped purchase and letter it.

Homecoming Parade

October 9 is the NBHS Homecoming parade. We have been invited to march and if any scouts who are not marching with band / Sports group are available. Show in full uniform at Powell Elementary at 5:00pm. Step off is at 5:30pm We will have our new trailer in the parade so look sharp.

Roman Camporee

October 16 – 18 is the Roman Camporee in Luckey. All scouts interested in going, Cost is $10.00. Meals are provided since we have leftovers from Luckey Fest. We just have to cook them. We will leave scout house at 5:30pm and I will be there with permission slips at 4:45pm. Tents. Mess kits, and sleeping bags, toiletries, etc. NOTE, Scouts have been forgetting their mess kits. Please remember , very limited number of extra plates/ cups/silverware

Scouting for Food

October 24, We will meet at the scout house at 10:00 to collect local food donation for our food bank. We will need 3 drivers to collect and deliver to the food bank at the old Salvation Army church. I will be coming home from camp that morning to help all scouts not camping . We need your help. I expect older scouts to step in since most of the younger ones will be at the Spooktacular at Berry

Spooktacular

October 23 – 25 .We are camping at Camp Berry and setting up a spook station. 1st prize is $500, 2nd 250 and 3rd 150. Cost of camp is $10.00 and food is provided by Camp Berry. Same camp equipment at Roman applies. Again , We will leave the scout house at 5:30 on October 23

Halloween Parade

Saturday October 31 is North Baltimore’s Halloween Parade. Scouts may march in costume or uniform and line up is at 6:30 at Powell. The fire dept will have cider and doughnuts afterwards and there will be a dance party on the street. We usually go and scare the cub scouts at the cemetery after the parade. TBA

Merit Badges offered in November

Larry Bateson will be teaching Citizenship in the community and Nation in November. They are Eagle required so if you don’t have them. Don’t miss any meetings in November

Baden Powell

Lieutenant-General Robert Stephenson Smyth Baden-Powell, 1st Baron Baden-Powell, OM GCMG GCVO KCB (/ˈbeɪdən ˈpoʊ.əl/ Baden as in maiden; Powell as in Noel) (22 February 1857 – 8 January 1941), also known as B-P or Lord Baden-Powell, was a lieutenant-general in the British Army, writer, founder of the Scout Movement and first Chief Scout of The Boy Scouts Association.

After having been educated at Charterhouse School in Surrey, Baden-Powell served in the British Army from 1876 until 1910 in India and Africa. In 1899, during the Second Boer War in South Africa, Baden-Powell successfully defended the town in the Siege of Mafeking. Several of his military books, written for military reconnaissance and scout training in his African years, were also read by boys. Based on those earlier books, he wrote Scouting for Boys, published in 1908 by Sir Arthur Pearson, for youth readership. In 1907, he held the first Brownsea Island Scout camp, which is now seen as the beginning of Scouting.

The first Scout Rally was held at The Crystal Palace in 1909, at which appeared a number of girls dressed in Scout uniform, who told B-P that they were the “Girl Scouts”, whereupon B-P and his sister Agnes Baden-Powell formed the Girl Guides Movement. After his marriage on 30 October 1912 to Olave St Clair Soames, Baden-Powell and his wife actively gave guidance to the Scouting and Girl Guiding Movements. Baden-Powell lived his last years in Nyeri, Kenya, where he died and was buried in 1941

Shawn Benjamin
nbtroop315@aol.com

Village to Vote on New Village Administrator

VILLAGE OF NORTH BALTIMORE SPECIAL COUNCIL MEETING – OCTOBER 01, 2015 – 6:00 PM – AGENDA – Council will to continue to consider the “re-purchase” of stone lot on North Main (former Whistle Stop Parking).

VILLAGE OF NORTH BALTIMORE SPECIAL COUNCIL MEETING – OCTOBER 01, 2015 – 6:00 PM – AGENDA

 Pledge of Allegiance

 Roll Call

 New Business/ Legislation

ORDINANCE 2015-65  AN ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING THE MAYOR AND THE CLERK TO ENTER INTO A CONTRACT WITH ALLYSON MURRAY TO SERVE AS ADMINISTRATOR OF THE VILLAGE OF NORTH BALTIMORE AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.

Enter into Executive Session for 121.22 (G) (2) to consider the purchase of property for public purposes.

  • Adjournment

Good Luck to Tiger Boys Golf at Sectional

The North Baltimore High School Boys Golf Team will be traveling to Arlington Wednesday for the OHSAA Sectional Golf Tournament at Sycamore Springs Golf Club. The Tiger golfers, for the past 15 years or so, have been traveling to Ironwood Golf Club in Wauseon for the Sectional.

The North Baltimore High School Boys Golf Team will be traveling to Arlington Wednesday for the OHSAA Sectional Golf Tournament at Sycamore Springs Golf Club. The Tiger golfers, for the past 15 years or so, have been traveling to Ironwood Golf Club in Wauseon for the Sectional.

The top three teams and individuals will advance to the District Tournament at Stone Ridge in Bowling Green.

Good Luck to the Boys in the Sectional!

The Tiger Boys Golfers are:

Chad Wright (12);

Eli Smith, Caleb Swope, Tanner Gray-Duvall, Anthony Mungia (11);

Joshua Rockhill, Damon Dotson (10)

Elias Burleson, Dalton Teaford (9)

 

Autogas Propane Fueling Station Grand Opening in NB

Prism Propane Services of Ohio LLC, will hold a grand opening ceremony to debut its Propane Autogas fueling station located at 1399 Business Park Dr. South in North Baltimore.

Autogas Propane Fueling Station Grand Opening in North Baltimore

North Baltimore, OH–September 28, 2015– Prism Propane Services of Ohio LLC, will hold a grand opening ceremony to debut its Propane Autogas fueling station located at 1399 Business Park Dr. South in North Baltimore, on Oct. 5, at 10:00 am.

Speakers for the event include: Congressman Bob Latta, State Senators Randy Gardner and Cliff Hite, county commissioners, local elected officials and area school superintendents. Other attendees include, Ohio Propane Gas Association officials; fleet conversion expert ICOM will be on site and propane-fuel bus representatives Bluebird and Roche International will provide bus rides and information about the economical benefits of propane-fuel buses.

Several area school systems have adopted Propane Autogas as a fuel alternative to help reduce issues of rising gas costs and vehicle maintenance, a savings for the school district and taxpayers.

Prism COO George Walton stated, “We want to offer area schools and businesses an alternative fuel option to diesel. Propane Autogas is cleaner for the environment and has lower maintenance costs compared to diesel. Prism Propane offers economical propane fuel for school systems and companies because of our significant internal and external propane storage capacity.”

According to the Propane Education & Research Council (PERC), Propane Autogas burns cleaner than other fuel alternatives, produces fewer undesirable emissions, and lowers preventative maintenance costs compared with diesel. Propane-fueled engines require less oil by volume than diesel, with no need for additional filters or diesel emission fluid. Switching to propane results in an estimated 80 percent reduction in smog-producing hydrocarbon emissions compared with diesel-fueled vehicles.

Propane Autogas infrastructure costs less to install, maintain, and operate than diesel and other fuel alternatives. The costs are low primarily because propane is classified by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) as a non-contaminant of air, land, and water resources. Overall savings, especially because of state grants available, offsets the price associated with conversion.

Prism Propane Services of Ohio, LLC, was formed in 1998 as a for-profit company and affiliate of the Hancock-Wood Electric Cooperative nonprofit organization, to offer economically priced propane gas services to customers in Allen, Hancock, Hardin, Henry, Putnam, Sandusky, Seneca, Wyandot and Wood counties. For more information about Prism Propane, visit prismpropane.com, the Prism Facebook page or call 877-887-7476.

Lady Tiger Golf Advances to District

The North Baltimore High School Lady Tiger Golf Team advanced to the District Tournament by finishing 2nd to Van Buren at the Kalida Sectional.

The North Baltimore High School Lady Tiger Golf Team advanced to the District Tournament by finishing 2nd to Van Buren at the Kalida Sectional.

NB shot a score of 369, with Kelcie Bean leading the way with 85 and Alexis Julien with a fine 88. Freshman Jordan Bucher fired a 96 and Morgan Rose rounded out the scoring with 100.

Van Buren shot 356 to take 1st, led by Carlee Schmelzer with 80.

The other teams in the Sectional were Bluffton (427), Otsego (431), Elmwood (432), Rossford (453), Lake (489) and Montpelier (528).

The Lady Tigers will play the District at Sycamore Springs in Arlington Monday, Oct. 5, where the top three teams and individuals will qualify for a trip to the state tournaments in Columbus, Oct. 16 and 17 at the OSU Gray Course.

Lady Tiger Golf at Sectional 2015
front – Alexis Julien, Morgan Rose, Kelcie Bean; back – Hannah Rose, Valarie Buchanan, Jordan Bucher, Serina Villegas

NBHS Volleyball Sweeps Van Buren

at the Jungle Monday evening….

North Baltimore beat Van Buren in 3 games on Monday evening. Scores were 25-6, 25-21, 25-17.

Leading in kills and digs was Olivia Frost with 12 kills and 17 digs. Kiah Powell led in serving aces with 4 aces.

NBHS VB vs VB Freshman action
NB Freshman in action vs. Van Buren (Tigers Won)
NBHS VB vs VB Freshman Coach Erika Miklovic check the scoreboard during a timeout
Coach M checks the scoreboard during a time out.

 

Tiger at gym entrance
As guests were entering the gym entrance on Monday, they got to witness another Tiger painting in the making.

The JV and Freshman Tigers also won their matches. JV Scores- N/A. Freshman-25-17, 26-24

More photos and details later…..

Submitted by Coach Parker and Coach Miklovic

Way to Go, Tigers!

NB Pioneer Days: A First-Person Account – Fanny Ackerman Peters

Mrs. Fanny Ackerman Peters, circa 1900 – – – Interesting Pioneer Sketches – – – Prepared by the North Baltimore Beacon by Old Residents of this Vicinity – – – Friday January 10, 1902 – – – One of the founders of our city writes a highly interesting letter – – – Nearly perished on a steamboat—spelling and singing schools—Wolf tries to steal our meat after bed time.

Mrs. Fanny Ackerman Peters, circa 1900.  (Photograph furnished by David Bushey, great grandson of Fanny Peters)

By Tom Boltz

In the late 1890s and early 1900s, George W. Wilkinson, the editor of the North Baltimore Beacon, encouraged elderly local residents to write about their experiences in the settling of Henry Township and the founding of North Baltimore, Ohio.  He then published their letters in a series of articles which he titled “Interesting Pioneer Sketches.” 

The following article was written by Fanny Ackerman Peters (born Oct 7, 1832 – died May 1, 1912) and describes the difficulties her family faced in helping turn the Black Swamp wilderness into a settled community in the 1830s and 40s.  Fanny was the wife of B. L. Peters, the founder of North Baltimore.   This article is directly transcribed from the North Baltimore Beacon of January 10, 1902.  It is the first in a series of Beacon pioneer letters which the North Baltimore Historical Society plans to publish.

Interesting Pioneer Sketches

Prepared by the North Baltimore Beacon by Old Residents of this Vicinity

Friday January 10, 1902

One of the founders of our city writes a highly interesting letter.

Nearly perished on a steamboat—spelling and singing schools—Wolf tries to steal our meat after bed time.

Beacon: Being a resident of Henry Township, Wood County, Ohio since 1838, I will try to add my experience of frontier life to the many interesting accounts that I have read in the columns of your paper.

I was born in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania near Harrisburg, and lived there two years after which father and mother, David Ackerman and Catherine Ackerman moved to Stark County where we lived for four years and then moved to Wood County.

We embarked on a steamer in Cleveland bound for Perrysburg and one morning that dreaded cry FIRE was heard throughout the steamer and for some time it looked like that demon would get beyond all control and we would either be burned to death or drowned. My mother taking a featherbed and my brother Jacob in her arms was ready to jump in the water as were the rest of the passengers, when by the united effort of all the men on board the fire was gotten under control and we landed at Perrysburg in the first week of May 1838.

Here father employed a man with a team of oxen to take us to our new home, the land which father had entered in Henry Township. It took us two days to come to William Mercer’s, about one mile south of Portageville, when the team gave out and father employed Mr. Mercer’s ox team to take us to McCroy’s, west of where Cygnet now stands and from there we walked the remaining two miles. We were four days making the trip from Perrysburg.

Father then began the erection of a cabin which was composed of small logs such as could be easily handled, the floor being made of logs split in two and hewed down and the door of split pieces.  Although it was very hastily constructed it was also substantial and we lived in it a number of years.  After the cabin was complete father and mother cleared a small piece of land and planted it to corn and then fall sowed it to wheat.

The first year we had no school as there had been no district organized.  The first school I went to was in a log dwelling (or had been) standing on the south-east corner of the William Hough farm near the Smith boiler shop. I was eleven years old and boarded with the Otena family who lived on the farm now owned by Bishop Witten.  We had no roads to travel on in going, but followed trails through the woods.  Mark Thompson was our teacher until the house burned that winter with all the books which was a great loss to us.  Our seats were benches made from split logs, our pens were goose quills, our ink from maple bark ooze, our dinner baskets filled with corn bread, meat, and hominy, and our clothes home spun  and home woven and we were also hearty and happy.

Game was plentiful and deer would come within sight of our house frequently.  One day father was helping Samuel McCroy butcher and he purchased a large piece of beef of him.  It was quite late when he started for home carrying the meat on his back.  The wolves followed him but he arrived home and laid the meat on a large chest inside the cabin.  After we had gone to bed a wolf crowded through the side of the door after the meat but mother heard him and succeeded in scaring him out.  Another time father was boiling sugar water and there were several packs of wolves howling around and seemingly answering each other. Mother made a torch and went to the camp, they both returned then for fear of being attacked as the wolves seemed unusually bold.

Father entered eighty acres and grandfather entered eighty acres of land where Hammansburg is now.  Father cleared his land as fast as was possible and he and mother harvested the wheat with the cycle and threshed it in the winter with the flail.  We ground the corn and buckwheat on a hand mill for our bread at first and the neighbors would come and grind and also get bread, Father started with an ox team and one cow. Our hogs would run wild in the woods and fatten on nuts, making their own living in the winter time if the snow was not too deep.

After a few years the country became more settled but everybody was friendly and sociable.  It was ten or twelve years before we had any religious services and this was a Methodist meeting held at McClinticks’s school house and the Grant’s school house.  Spelling schools were of great importance as one school would try to spell the other down and the young people would go from one district to another to see who could beat spelling.  In winter time the young folks would organize singing school where they would have good social times as well as also to sing. We used buckwheat notes but later the patent ones.  We would drive a long distance to a singing.   The neighborhood I lived in was called Germany and which place could boast of no roads but you were compelled to walk on logs and fallen trees. From Germany to the ridge it was awful wet and the men chopped down trees to walk on so we could reach our neighbors.

When I was twenty-one years old I married B. L. Peters and we commenced housekeeping in a log cabin 14×14 feet that was situated on the north-west part of what is now the Franks farm.  Here we lived here until August and then moved on the farm now owned by Joseph White. Here we lived for five years when we purchased 100 acres of land where we now live and moved in the woods and commenced to clear it.  After a few years the B&O railroad was surveyed through our land which made a wonderful change. We then laid out New Baltimore, later North Baltimore, and now we have the B&O on the south, C.H.&D. on the east and the electric line on the west.

I have seen this country change from its wildest, wettest, and most discouraging state to its now fine farming land and richest oil field in Ohio; from a country where the people expected to have fever and ague every year to a healthful country; a country flooded by water, now ditched and prosperous. Where I at one time had to walk on logs to keep out of the mud and water I can now ride on cushioned seats on the railroad or electric line.  What a wonderful change in sixty years.

And now we have a village of near 5000 inhabitants on the ground where my children formerly played and helped to clear out the woods. Two churches now stand on the land we owned and cleared with four others near.  I have been a member of the U. B. Church 42 years and a teacher in the Sunday school for the last 35 years and always enjoy teaching the primary classes.  There are not many of my young associates that are living.  I am the oldest of my father’s family now which there are four brothers and three sisters still living.  Of my own family I have three sons and two daughters living and comfortably situated which is a comfort to me in my declining years.

NB Finance Committee to Meet

The Finance and Technology Committee of the North Baltimore Village Council will meet tonight with an agenda full of work regarding village finances.

The Finance and Technology Committee of the North Baltimore Village Council will meet tonight with an agenda full of work regarding village finances.

Finance & Technology-Leslee Thompson Committee Chair – Rich Rose, Bill Cameron

Duties: Review issues related to taxation policy, budget development and review Village investments; review and recommend electronic hardware and software for Village use. This committee will also serve as the audit committee to review annual unaudited financial statements, periodically review the process used to prepare the interim financial information given to Council, review the audit results, assure that audit recommendations are appropriately addressed and serve as liaison between management and the independent auditors.

AGENDA

Finance & Technology Committee Meeting September 29, 2015 5:30 to 7:00 p.m.

North Baltimore Council Chambers, 205 N. Main Street

Goal: Prepare recommendations for Council consideration at the October 6, 2015 meeting.

1. Discuss and make a recommendation for a Percent Wage Increase for 2016 Budget

2. Discuss Health Care Renewal and Increase

3. Discuss Fire and EMS Chief raises and volunteer raises

1) Past practice of paying ems and fire volunteers time and half after 2 hours

4. Discuss PT Police Starting Pay Increase and Police Stipend recommendation

5. Review Draft 2016 Budget

6. Audit Reports and Update- 2013 Audit, 2014 Audit, and 2015 Special Audit

Audit Committee- The auditor suggested that we establish an audit committee with specific duties; review annual unaudited financial statements, periodically review the process used to prepare the interim financial information given to Council, review the audit results, assure that audit recommendations are appropriately addressed and serve as liaison between management and the independent auditors. The auditor was okay with the Finance Committee overseeing these tasks and I added this duty under the Finance Committee on the COTW guide.

7. Other Finance Topics

NOTE: Notice of this meeting was provided to Media Group 9-25-2015 to satisfy Open Meetings Requirements.

Good Luck at Sectional Lady Tiger Golf!

The North Baltimore High School Lady Tiger Golf Team will be competing in the OHSAA Sectional Tournament today at Country Acres Golf Club in Kalida.

The North Baltimore High School Lady Tiger Golf Team will be competing in the OHSAA Sectional Tournament today at Country Acres Golf Club in Kalida.

The Lady Tigers have had another successful season on the links and will be working to extend the season by advancing to the District Tournament next week in Arlington at Sycamore Hills.

NBGolf GirlsElmwoodInvWinners
from left – Coach Rob Luderman, Hannah Rose, Kelcie Bean, Morgan Rose, Jordan Bucher, Alexis Julien, Valarie Buchanan and Coach Kathi Bucher. (earlier this season at the Elmwood Invitational)

 

NB Police: Two Indicted in Local Heroin Death

Two North Baltimore Residents were indicted by the Wood County Grand Jury on Wednesday, September 16, 2015 for their alleged involvement in the heroin overdose death of Todd Williams which occurred on Wednesday, May 27, 2015.

Two North Baltimore Residents were indicted by the Wood County Grand Jury on Wednesday, September 16, 2015 for their alleged involvement in the heroin overdose death of Todd Williams which occurred on Wednesday, May 27, 2015.
Bradley P. Stemen,31 was charged with one count Involuntary Manslaughter (F-1), and one count Reckless Homicide (F-3).  William R. Patterson, 33, was charged with one count Involuntary manslaughter (F-1), and one count Reckless Homicide (F-3).
On 05/27/2015 at 0713 hrs North Baltimore Police and EMS Personnel were dispatched to 308 W State St in North Baltimore,  in regards to an unresponsive male.  Todd Williams had passed away prior to the arrival of EMS and Police.
NBPD began investigating the incident and through the investigation were able to determine the names of  subjects who were directly involved. After a several month long investigation, the case was presented to the Wood County Grand Jury on 09/16/2015.
Both Stemen and Patterson were arrested by a combined effort of the North Baltimore Police Department, the Wood County Sheriff’s Office and United States Marshal’s Service.
They were transported to the Wood County Justice Center without incident.
submitted by Chief Allan D. Baer
North Baltimore Police Department
203 N. Main St
North Baltimore, Ohio 45872
419-257-2181