Google “Closes” Hancock-Wood Electric

A special release from Hancock-Wood Electric Co-op in North Baltimore, Ohio reports what appears to be a snafu by internet giant, “Google”.

As Mark Twain once said, “The reports of my death are highly exaggerated.” Hancock-Wood Electric Cooperative is open for business – the Internet reports otherwise.

A special release from Hancock-Wood Electric Co-op in North Baltimore, Ohio reports what appears to be a snafu by internet giant, “Google”.
“As Mark Twain once said, “The reports of my death are highly exaggerated.” Hancock-Wood Electric Cooperative is open for business – the Internet reports otherwise,”
 
Diana Hersch, Director of Marketing and Communications at Hancock-Wood Electric, continued with, “Google has reported our business, in error, as permanently closed. 
 
If one “Googles” Hancock-Wood Electric Co-op, the visitor will see a white message on a red field indicating the nonprofit utility is permanently closed as in the attached photo.
The co-op is asking its many members and supporters to please click on the downward arrow in that red field and report we are indeed open.
Google did not contact us for verification on this, so we must apologize on their behalf for any inconvenience it may have caused to our valued members.
We have posted an alert on our www.hwe.coop website alert center and tweeted and “facebooked” our call to action for folks to report us as open.
 
Hopefully, this will be resolved quickly.”
HWE Closed by Google 470

ASH WEDNESDAY at Lutheran Churches

St. Luke’s (NB) & St. John’s (McComb)……

The traditional imposition of ashes on the forehead will be observed, to signify our sinfulness and mortality. A ceremony of “washing the ashes” follows Holy Communion, to signify God’s forgiveness of sins, our baptismal call as disciples, and the ultimate victory over death promised in the Sacrament.

St. Luke’s Lutheran Church, North Baltimore

Ash Wednesday worship with Holy Communion will begin at 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, February 10. The sermon, the first in a series of six sermons, will be: “BLESSED PEOPLE: Believing People.”

St. John’s Lutheran Church, McComb

Ash Wednesday worship with Holy Communion will begin at 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, February 10. The sermon will be: “Blessed People.”

NB Police Annual Summary Report for 2015

The following is a breakdown of the calls for service that the Police Department handled.

Mayor Janet Goldner

Village Council      

01/19/2016

The following is a breakdown of the calls for service that the Police Department handled.

Traffic Citations–                   128

OVI/DUI–                                7

Warnings–                               327

Parking Citations–                  32

Traffic Crashes–                     82        Public Property– 53    Private Property– 29 =  82

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2903-   Field Interview Reports

236-     NIBRS- Reported Crimes-  The following is a breakdown:

2- Involuntary Manslaughter

2- Reckless Homicides

+++ NBPD was the 5th police department (in Ohio) to charge the Dealers for their involvement in a Heroin Overdose death.

6- Trafficking in Drugs cases- 12 Arrests

12- Ongoing Trafficking in Drugs Investigations.

22- Assorted Drug Charges/Arrests

1-Felonious assault

11– Assaults

3– Arsons

11– Burglaries

8– Breaking & Entering

63– Thefts

18– Domestic Violence.

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Total–           144 Criminal Arrests-  10 Juvenile Arrests

That calculates to 1- arrest every 2.5 days.

Overall the police department is proactively addressing the drug problem  This is our highest year of drug arrests and trafficking cases to date.

With 236 reported crimes and 144 arrests our closure rate on cases is excellent.

I am very proud of the diligent work that the officers of this department are doing. 

Chief Allan D. Baer

NB Village Administrator Report – Feb. 2, 2016

Village Administrator Report – February 2, 2016 – Allyson Murray, Village Administrator

Village Administrator Report – February 2, 2016 – Allyson Murray, Village Administrator

  1. Meeting Review
  • January 20 –  TMACOG Transportation Plan Review
  • January 20 – Tree Commission Academy in Ottawa
  • January 21 – Tree Commission Academy in Ottawa
  • January 22 – TMACOG & NWS District on 208 Plan
  • January 25 – Toledo Metropolitan Area Council Of Government Annual Meeting
  • January 26 – Water/Sewer Plant Tours for new council members
  • January 26 –  Planning Commission Meeting
  • January 27 – Wood County Mayors/Managers Meeting in Pemberville
  • January 28 –  Zoning Board of Appeals Meeting 
  1. Upcoming Meetings:
  • February 4 – Zoning Board of Appeals
  • February 10 – Tabletop Drill Emergency Management at CSX @ 1:30-4:00pm
  • February 10 – Public Meeting at Fairgrounds on Wood Co. Land Use Plan 5:30-7:30pm
  • February 15 – President’s Day Village Offices Closed
  • February 16 – Preconstruction Meeting on Sewer Plant Headwork’s Project 9:00am
  1. Thank you. Thank you to Mr. John Rauch of RCAP who conducted a rate study for our excess sewer capacity.  The village has provided Mr. Rauch with all of his requested financial and flow volume information.  
  1. George Walton, President & CEO of Hancock- Wood. – George Walton of Hancock-Wood Electric Cooperative and members of his team will be guests at the Village Committee of the Whole Meeting on Tuesday February 9, 2016. Walton will be addressing council with regard to a franchise agreement. 
  1. Meter Changeover Project.  The water meter changeover is in full swing.  Workers from Neptune Equipment Co. are here in town and accompanied by workers from the North Baltimore Water Dept.  The Southwest section of town has had their new meters installed.  Weather permitting they will begin the Southeast section this week or early next week.  As always if you have questions please call the Village Office. 
  1. Wastewater Plant Headwork’s Project. We received final approval from the USDA Rural Development for the Sewer Plant Headwork’s Project.  A pre-construction meeting will take place Tuesday February 16, 2016 at 9:00am. 
  1. Tower Specs.  The communications tower at the village hall needs replaced and the reasons surrounding that replacement were discussed during the facilities tour last week.  I am requesting approval to go out for bid on the communications tower replacement project. 
  1. Wood County Land Use Plan – Public Meeting for the Wood County Land Use Plan will take place on Wednesday evening February 10, 2016 at the Wood Co. Fairgrounds from 5:30pm-7:30pm. Stop out to let this committee know your thoughts on the future development and use of land in the county. 
  1. Sunshine Law Training – A reminder that every elected official must complete Sunshine Law Training.  It is available online or there is a classroom session being held by TMACOG in April if you wish to attend a classroom session.

email:  amurray@northbaltimore.net

Phone (419)257-2394      Fax (419)257-2457

NB FINANCE OFFICER’S REPORT – Feb. 2

FINANCE OFFICER’S REPORT
Council Meeting
Feb 2, 2016

1) Income tax collections 2016 vs. 2015 as of 1/31/2016:

NB Income Tax collection Jan 2016

*NOTE* I will now be reporting the income taxes collected for EMS (21.5% of total collections) along with the amounts collected for village operations.

2) Difference in income tax collections – Aug 2015 vs Aug 2014

a. Increase in Collections: Taxes withheld from employees.
b. Increase in Collections: Net Profit Estimates

3) The Bill List from 12/29/15 – 1/29/15 is included for council review and approval on the claims ordinance.

4) January Great Lakes collections will be distributed at next week’s COTW

5) 2015 has been closed, W2’s have been printed and distributed.

6) I am distributing the 2015 year-end financial review at Tuesday’s meeting. Please take the next week to review. I will present the information and cover any questions at next week’s COTW.

SECOND READINGS

a. Appropriation Ordinance: Adding $971.70 to the Street Dept. budget. Back in July there was an accident that took out the cemetery guardrail. The county provided a quote for repairs, and we just received the check from the driver’s insurance for the costs of the repair. This appropriation is in the same amount.

b. Appropriation Ordinance: Adding $800.00 to the Police Dept. budget. The Police dept. was awarded a training grant from the state. This appropriation is in the same amount.

c. Appropriation Ordinance: Adding $9,802.04 to the EMS Dept. budget. The EMS dept. was awarded a BWC grant for a power cot. This appropriation will cover the Village portion of the grant.

MEETING TONIGHT – – – INPUT NEEDED – – – HOW SHOULD WOOD COUNTY GROW?

WOOD COUNTY PLANNING COMMISSION TO HOST FIRST PUBLIC MEETING FOR THE FUTURE LAND USE PLAN PROCESS – Residents of Wood County and all other interested persons are invited to express their opinions about the future growth of Wood County and discuss updating the county’s future land use plan at a public workshop

WOOD COUNTY PLANNING COMMISSION TO HOST FIRST PUBLIC MEETING FOR THE FUTURE LAND USE PLAN PROCESS 

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 2016 – 5:30 PM TO 7:30 PM, at the Junior Fair Building,  Wood County Fairgrounds, 13800 W Poe Rd, Bowling Green, OH

Bowling Green, OH, January 18, 2016 — Residents of Wood County and all other interested persons are invited to express their opinions about the future growth of Wood County and discuss updating the county’s future land use plan at a public workshop being held by the Wood County Planning Commission on Wednesday, February 10, 2016 from 5:30 to 7:30 PM at the Junior Fair Building at the Wood County Fairgrounds, 13800 West Poe Road, in Bowling Green.

The event is designed to engage participants in discussions and identification of opportunities and challenges the county may face over the next 20 years. The event will also include exercises for participants to identify critical areas for protection, reinvestment, and growth on maps of the county.  A fifteen-minute reception and sign-in will be followed by small group work for approximately one and a half hours.  The event will be led by county staff and consultants.

The future land use plan is an official public document adopted by the county that articulates the community’s vision for its future; it serves as a guide for development and preservation recommendations made by the County Planning Commission and zoning decisions made by Wood County Townships.  The county’s existing plan was adopted in 2007, and since that time development trends and regulations have changed. As such, it has been decided that it is time to create a new, clear vision for the future.

“For this effort to be successful, it is vital that the final plan accurately represents both a sustainable countywide vision and a more detailed vision held by the Townships, so it is important the citizens of Wood County be actively involved in updating their plan from the very beginning,” said Director of the Wood County Planning Commission Dave Steiner.  “We know that the plans of our cities and villages will also have an important role in the decisions made for the unincorporated areas of the county.  That’s why we are reaching out to these communities to be active in the process.”

This meeting is the first in a series of community engagement events that the county will hold in 2016 as it works on the future land use plan.  To extend the participation opportunities for residents and business owners the activities of February 10, 2016 will be posted on the County Planning Commission website through early March.

For more information, please contact David Steiner or Katie Baltz at (419) 354-9128 or on our website: http://planning.co.wood.oh.us/land-use-plan/

Wood County Land Use Plan Meeting Flyer Feb 2016

Photo Gallery: Hoops (Girls and Boys) and “White Out”

From Last Weekend—-Thursday, Friday, Saturday………..

Enjoy looking at this variety of photos from NB vs VB (girls) photos by Ferg; NB vs. CR (boys) by Lindsay Ziegler; NB vs Northwood(boys)photos by Lindsay Ziegler.

photo gallery jvarsity boys vs cr1
JV Tigers at Cory Rawson
photo gallery jvarsity boys vs cr2
JV Tigers at Cory Rawson
photo gallery jvarsity boys vs nw2
JV vs. Northwood
photo gallery jvarsity girls vs vb 1
Caitlin Cook scores 2 of her 19 points vs. Van Buren
photo gallery jvarsity girls vs vb 2
JV vs VB
photo gallery jvarsity girls vs vb 3
JV vs VB
photo gallery varsity boys vs cr1
Tigers at Cory Rawson
photo gallery varsity boys vs cr2
Tigers at Cory Rawson
photo gallery varsity boys vs nw1
Varsity vs. Northwood
photo gallery varsity boys vs nw2
Varsity vs. Northwood
photo gallery varsity boys vs nw3
Varsity vs. Northwood
photo gallery varsity boys vs nw4
Varsity vs. Northwood
photo gallery varsity girls vs vb Students band 5
Students “White Out”
photo gallery varsity girls vs vb Students1
Students “White Out”
photo gallery varsity girls vs vb Students2
Students “White Out”–boys cheering loudly
photo gallery varsity girls vs vb Students3
Students “White Out”–follow the leader
photo gallery varsity girls vs vb Students band4
Students “White Out”-the Pep Band ALWAYS shows their School Spirit

We welcome photos from anyone who would like to share NB kids involved in activities promoting our schools and community.