Doris Van Horn, 87

Died Tuesday, November 8, 2016………

Doris N. Van Horn, 87, of North Baltimore, died at 5:51 p.m., Tuesday, November 8, 2016, at St. Luke’s Hospital, Toledo. She was born on February 15, 1929, in Hoytville to the late Floyd L. and Monetta “Nettie” Mae (Wall) Kline. She married Robert Van Horn on April 7, 1950, and he survives.

Doris is also survived by her son, Randy (Donna) Van Horn in Baltimore, OH; her brother, John (Lou) Kline of Van Buren; her son-in-law, Tim Wymer of North Baltimore; her beloved grandchildren: Christy (Chad) Hoerig, Joshua (Michelle) Wymer, Mark (Britni) Van Horn and Trisha (David) Shultz; and 8 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her daughter, Mona Lu Wymer.

Doris was a graduate of Jackson Township High School in Hoytville, where she was a cheerleader and participated in the school plays. She was a very active homemaker, who was always willing to help her family out in any way she could. She was an active member of St. James United Methodist Church, North Baltimore, where she was a member of various woman’s groups and the church choir. Doris will forever be remembered for her spunky in charge demeanor and her never ending love of her family.

A funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, November 12, 2016, at St. James United Methodist Church, North Baltimore, Reverend Rick Adams officiating. Burial will be in New Maplewood Cemetery, North Baltimore. Visitation will be held from 2:00-4:00 and 6:00-8:00 p.m., Friday at SMITH-CRATES FUNERAL HOME, North Baltimore, and 1 hour (10-11 a.m.) prior to the service Saturday at church.

Memorial contributions may be made to the St. James United Methodist Building Fund. Online condolences may be made at www.smithcrates.com.

NB School Plans Veteran’s Day Ceremony

North Baltimore Local Schools wish to invite all veterans and current active members of the armed forces to a Veteran’s Day Ceremony.

North Baltimore Middle/High School is hosting a Veteran’s Day Ceremony on Friday, November 11th, from 2:10 – 2:40 in the gymnasium.

National Honors Society is sponsoring this event to express the importance and value of North Baltimore’s service in the military.

We wish to invite all veterans and current active members of the armed forces to the ceremony.

Service men and women will be honored during the ceremony.  Anyone able to dress in uniform is encouraged to do so.

We also invite parents and community members to attend as our guests.

Patriotism is a value taught in North Baltimore Schools, and your attendance would be greatly appreciated!  Please RSVP to Dr. Bob Falkenstein at 419-257-3464, or bfalkenstein@nbls.org so that we may plan for your arrival.

ODOT District Two Weekly Construction Update – Nov. 10

Interstate 75: Widening *INTERSTATE RESTRICTIONS THIS WEEKEND*
Wood & Hancock Counties

ODOT District Two Weekly Construction Update – Nov. 10

Updates are highlighted in bold and underlined.

Lucas/Wood Counties

1. Interstate 75: Widening *INTERSTATE RESTRICTIONS THIS WEEKEND*
Wood & Hancock Counties (170-14, 199-14, 237-14 & 3000-14):

Interstate Restrictions:  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, southbound I-75 is reduced to two lanes from US 20 to I-475 in Perrysburg. Through December, 11-foot lane width restrictions are in place on I-75 between US 20 in Perrysburg and CR 99 in Hancock County.

Effective Saturday, November 12, from 4:30am until 1pm, northbound I-75, between Portage Road and SR 582, will be reduced to one lane for pavement repair.

Effective Saturday, November 12, from 6:30am until 4pm, southbound I-75, between SR 582 and Devils Hole Road, will be reduced to one lane for pavement work.

Southbound I-75, between Portage Road and Oil Center Road, is now open to three lanes.   Additional traffic pattern changes will be announced.

Ramp Restrictions:

·         Effective Sunday, November 13, from 7am until 11am, the ramp from southbound I-75 to SR 64/105 (Exit 181) will be closed for pavement repair.  Detour: US 6 (Exit 179); northbound I-75.

·         Through November, the ramp from southbound I-75 to SR 582 is closed for pavement widening.  Detour: SR 64/SR 105 (Exit 181); northbound I-75.

·         Through November, the ramp from SR 582 to southbound I-75 is closed for pavement widening.  Detour: northbound I-75; US 20 (Exit 193); southbound I-75.

State Routes:
Through November, SR 582 over I-75, will be reduced to one lane for pavement and bridge work.  Traffic will be maintained by traffic signal.

Local Routes:
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 *UPDATE*
Lucas County (485-14, 536-14):
  Through September 2018, overnight, 7pm through 6am, single lane restrictions are possible on I-75, from I-475 in Toledo to I-280 for bridge work.

Effective Friday, November 18 at 9pm, through Saturday, November 19 at noon, lane restrictions are possible on northbound I-75, between Lagrange Street and I-280, for traffic pattern change.

The following ramps are restricted/closed:

  • Effective Monday, November 14 at 9pm, through Tuesday, November 15 at 6am, short-term, non-concurrent, intermittent ramp closures are possible on the following ramps for pavement marker installation:
    • Southbound I-75 to Lagrange Street (Exit 207).  Detour: Phillips Avenue (Exit 206); Manhattan Boulevard.
    • Southbound I-75 to Phillips Avenue (Exit 206).  Detour: Lagrange Street (Exit 207); Manhattan Boulevard.
    • Southbound I-75 to westbound I-475 (Exit 204).  Detour: Detroit Avenue (Exit 203B); northbound I-75.
  • Effective Tuesday, November 15 at 9pm, through Wednesday, November 16 at 6am, short-term, non-concurrent, intermittent ramp closures are possible on the following ramps for pavement marker installation:
    • Northbound I-75 to westbound I-475 (Exit 204).  Detour:  Stickney Avenue (Exit 207); southbound I-75.
    • Northbound I-75 to Jeep Parkway (Exit 205).  Detour: Phillips Avenue (Exit 206); Manhattan Boulevard; Berdan Avenue.
    • Northbound I-75 to Phillips Avenue (Exit 206).  Detour: Stickney Avenue (Exit 207); Manhattan Boulevard.
    • Northbound I-75 to Stickney Avenue (Exit 207).  Detour: Southbound I-280 (Exit 208); Central Avenue; northbound I-280; Manhattan Boulevard (Exit 12).
  • Through July 2018, the ramp from Phillips Avenue to southbound I-75 is closed.  Detour: northbound I-75; Stickney Avenue (Exit 207); North Expressway Drive; southbound I-75.
  • Through July 2018, the ramp from Jeep/Willys Parkway to southbound I-75 is closed.  Detour: Berdan Avenue.
  • Through July 2018, the ramp from Jeep/Willys Parkway to northbound I-75 is closed.  Detour: Berdan Avenue; Detroit Avenue; Phillips Avenue.
  • Through July 2018, the ramp from southbound I-75 to Jeep/Willys Parkway (Exit 205A) is closed.  Detour: Detroit Avenue (Exit 203B).

·         Through September 2018, the interchange ramp from eastbound I-475 to southbound I-75 is reduced to one lane.

  • The ramp from northbound I-75 to Berdan Avenue (Exit 205B) is permanently closed.  Detour: Phillips Avenue (Exit 206); Detroit Avenue; Berdan Avenue.

Local Streets:

Through Friday, November 11, nightly from 10pm until 6am, Phillips Avenue under I-75 will be closed for bridge demolition.  Detour: Manhattan Boulevard; Detroit Avenue.  Access to the ramps will be maintained.

Effective Monday, November 14, through Friday, November 18, nightly from 10pm until 6am, Stickney Avenue under I-75 will be closed for bridge demolition.  Detour: North Expressway Drive; Chrysler Drive; Manhattan Boulevard; Lagrange Street.  Access to the ramps will be maintained.

Effective Sunday, November 20, through Wednesday, November 23, nightly from 9pm until 6am, Lagrange Street under I-75 will be closed for bridge demolition.  Detour: Sylvania Avenue; Detroit Avenue; Phillips Avenue; Manhattan Boulevard.

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

Through November, Elm Street and Wersell Avenue at South Expressway Drive, are closed.

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

Through October 2017, expect lane restrictions on Phillips Avenue at I-75 for bridge work.

Through July 2018, lane restrictions are possible on Detroit Avenue at I-75 for bridge work.

Through July 2018, expect lane restrictions on Berdan Avenue at I-75 for bridge work.

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 *UPDATES*
Lucas County (268-14): 
All lanes of I-75, between the I-75/475 interchange and the Anthony Wayne Trail, are open.

Effective Wednesday, November 16, the following ramps may be closed for pavement work:

·         From 7am until 6pm, the ramp from Detroit Avenue to northbound I-75.  Detour: Monroe Street; 14th Street.

·         From 9am until 11am, the ramp from northbound I-75 to Detroit Avenue (Exit 203B). Detour: Berdan Avenue (Exit 205B).

·         From 11am until 3pm, the ramp from southbound I-75 to Detroit Avenue (Exit 203B).  Detour: Washington Street/Downtown (Exit 202A); 11th Street; Monroe Street.

Project complete: November.  All work is weather permitting.

4. Interstate 75/280: Rerouting *UPDATE*

Lucas County (536-14):  Effective Friday, November 18 at 9pm, through Saturday, November 19 at noon, lane restrictions are possible on I-280, between Greenbelt Parkway and I-75, for striping.

Effective Monday, November 21, from 7am until 5pm, lane restrictions are possible on northbound I-280, between Greenbelt Parkway and I-75, for striping.  Ramp restrictions will be announced.

 

Through Saturday, November 19, northbound I-75 traffic is rerouted to southbound I-280 for bridge replacement.  Two lanes of traffic will be maintained.  Reroute: southbound I-280; Central Avenue; northbound I-280.  Through December, Central Avenue, between Buckeye Street and Galena Street, is closed.  Detour: Lagrange Street; Greenbelt Parkway; Galena Street.  Pedestrian access will be maintained.

5. Interstate 75: Rest Area Closure

Wood County (170-14)Through December, the northbound I-75 rest area is closed for renovations.  Through June 2017, the southbound I-75 rest area is closed for renovations, pavement repair.  Project complete: June 2017.  All work is weather permitting.

6. Interstate 280: Bridge Repair

Lucas County (1075-16):  Through November, southbound I-280, between Greenbelt Parkway (Exit 11) and Starr Avenue (Exit 8), may be reduced to two lanes for bridge repair.  Through November, the ramp from Greenbelt Parkway to southbound I-280 is closed for bridge work.  Detour: northbound I-280; Manhattan Boulevard (Exit 12).  Project complete: January 2017.  All work is weather permitting.

7. Interstate 475: ProMedica Parkway Ramp
Lucas County:
  The ramp from ProMedica Parkway to eastbound I-475 is open to access southbound I-75 only.  Through September 2018, the ramp from ProMedica Parkway to eastbound I-475 to access northbound I-75 is closed.  Detour: southbound I-75; Detroit Avenue (Exit 203B); northbound I-75.  All work is weather permitting.

 

8. Interstate Maintenance Work *RESTRICTIONS OVERNIGHT SUNDAY*
Lucas and Wood Counties:
 Effective Sunday, November 13 at 9pm, through Monday, November 14 at 6am, lane restrictions are possible on northbound I-75, between Anthony Wayne Trail and Bancroft Street, for paving.  Additionally at this time, the ramps to northbound I-75 from Anthony Wayne Trail and from Washington Street will be closed. Detour: Monroe Street; Collingwood Boulevard; northbound I-75.

Through November, daily from 9am until 3pm, lane restrictions are possible on the collector ramp from southbound I-75 to the Ohio Turnpike and SR 795 (Exit 195) for pavement repair.  The ramps will remain open.

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.

9. U.S. Route 20: Central Avenue Interchange Project
Lucas County (210-15):
 Through September 2017, Central Avenue, between McCord Road and Van Fleet Parkway, may be reduced to one lane for finish work.

The following ramps are now open:

·         The ramp from northbound I-475/US 23 to Central Avenue (Exit 13).

·         The ramp from Central Avenue to southbound I-475/US 23. 

Through September 2017, lane restrictions are possible on I-475/US 23 between Dorr Street and N. Holland Sylvania Road.  11-foot lane width restrictions are in place within the work zone.  Project complete: September 2017.  All work is weather permitting.

10. U.S. Route 20: Resurfacing and Turn Lanes
Lucas County (366-16): 
Through November, lane restrictions are possible on Central Avenue/US 20, between Lucas/Fulton County line and King Road, for resurfacing.  Project complete: November.  All work is weather permitting.

11. U.S. Route 20: Traffic Signal Upgrades

Lucas County (301-16):  Through November, daytime intermittent lane restrictions are possible at the intersection of Central Avenue/US 20 and Meijer Drive for finish work.  Project complete: November.  All work is weather permitting.

12. U.S. Route 24: Pavement Repair

Lucas County:  Through Tuesday, November 15, lane restrictions are possible on US 24, between the Henry/Lucas County line and Fallen Timbers Lane (Exit 67), for pavement repair work.  All work is weather permitting.

13. State Route 2: Resurfacing

Lucas County (246-16):  Through November, intermittent lane restrictions are possible on Airport Highway/SR 2, between Garden Road and the Lucas/Fulton County line, for finish work.  Project complete: November.  All work is weather permitting.

14. State Route 2: Intersection Upgrades
Lucas County (142-15): 
Through November, nightly from 7pm until 6am, overnight lane restrictions are possible on Airport Highway/SR 2 at Holland Sylvania Road, for intersection upgrades.  Through November, nightly from 7pm until 6am, overnight lane restrictions are possible on SR 2/Airport Highway at Reynolds Road, for intersection upgrades.  Additional restrictions will be announced.  Project Complete: December.  All work is weather permitting.

 

15. State Route 2: Anthony Wayne Bridge Painting Project
Lucas County (220-16): 
Lane restrictions on the Anthony Wayne Bridge and local road closures will be announced.  Project complete: November 2017.  All work is weather permitting.

16. State Route 2: Resurfacing
Lucas County (8028-16): 
Through November, lane restrictions are possible on SR 2, between North Curtice Road and the Lucas/Ottawa county line.  Traffic will be maintained by flaggers.  Additional restrictions will be announced in Spring 2017.  Project complete: June 2017.  All work is weather permitting.

 

17. State Route 51: Bridge Repair

Lucas County (60-16):  Through November, intermittent lane restrictions are possible on Monroe Street/SR 51, between Parkview Avenue and Inwood Drive in Toledo, for finish work.  Project complete: November.  All work is weather permitting.

18. Bancroft Street: Bridge Repair

Lucas County (59-16):  Through November, overnight, 7pm through 6am, single lane restrictions are possible on I-75, from the I-75/475 split in Toledo to the Anthony Wayne Trail.

Through Friday, November 11, single lane restrictions are possible on southbound I-75, between Detroit Avenue and Bancroft Avenue, for bridge work.

Through Friday, November 11, the ramp from D­etroit Avenue to southbound I-75 is closed.  Detour: Monroe Street; Michigan Avenue; SR 25.

Project complete: November.  All work is weather permitting.

19. Delaware Avenue: Bridge Rehabilitation

Lucas County (25-16):  Delaware Avenue, between Ayers Avenue and Kress Street in Toledo, is open.  Finish work will be completed from the sidewalk.

Through Friday, November 18, daily from 9am until 3pm, single lane restrictions are possible on I-75, between the I-75/475 split and Detroit Avenue, for bridge work.

Project complete: November.  All work is weather permitting.

20. McCord Road: Underpass Construction
Lucas County (236-14):  McCord Road, between North Mall Drive/Hall Road and Spectrum Drive, is open.  Through November, lane restrictions are possible on McCord Road, between North Mall Drive/Hall Road and Spectrum Drive, for finish work.  Project complete: November.  All work is weather permitting.

21. Oakwood Avenue: Bridge Work *DAILY RESTRICTIONS NEXT WEEK*

Lucas County (268-14):  Effective Monday, November 14, through Friday, November 18, daily from 9am until 3pm, single lane restrictions are possible on southbound I-75, between Bancroft Street and Dorr Street, for bridge work.  Additionally at this time, the ramp from Lawrence Avenue to southbound I-75 will be closed for bridge work.  Detour: Monroe Street; Michigan Street.

 

Through November, the intersection of Oakwood Avenue and Art Museum Drive, will be closed for pavement work.  Seek alternate route.  Through November, Oakwood Avenue, between Wells Street and Grove Place, is closed for bridge work.  Seek alternate route.  Project complete: November.  All work is weather permitting.

22. Rushland Avenue: Bridge Redecking
Lucas County (289-16):
  Through November, nightly from 7pm through 6am, lane restrictions are possible on I-475, at Rushland Avenue for bridge work.  Through November, Rushland Avenue between Groveland Road and Langenderfer Drive is closed for bridge deck replacement.  Detour: Langenderfer Drive; Bowen Road; Groveland Road.  Project complete: June 2018.  All work is weather permitting. 

23. Woodley Road: Bridge Repair Project
Lucas County (24-16):  Woodley Road, between Ellenridge Lane and Professional Drive, is open. Project complete: November.  All work is weather permitting. 

24. U.S. Route 6: Pavement Reconstruction and Bridge Work
Wood County (170-14):
  Through November, 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: November.  All work is weather permitting.

 

25. U.S. Route 6: Resurfacing and Culvert Replacements
Wood County (373-16): 
Through November, lane restrictions are possible on US 6, between the Wood/Henry County line and SR 235, for paving. Traffic will be maintained by flaggers.  Project complete: November.  All work is weather permitting.

26. State Route 25: Diverging Diamond Interchange

Wood County (8029-16):  Through October 2017, overnight from 7pm until 6am, single lane restrictions are possible on I-475, between the I-75/475 interchange and Fort Meigs Road.  Additionally, overnight from 9pm until 6am, lane restrictions are possible on SR 25, between Levis Commons Boulevard and Eckel Junction Road.  Project complete: October 2017.  All work is weather permitting.

27. State Route 25: Maintenance Work

Wood County:  Through Friday, November 11, daily from 7am until 5pm, lane restrictions are possible on SR 25 at SR 281 for maintenance work.  Traffic will be maintained by flaggers.   All work is weather permitting.

28. State Route 105: Railroad Repair *CLOSURE BEGINS MONDAY*

Wood County:  Effective Monday, November 14, through Tuesday, November 22, SR 105, between Bierley Avenue and Bradner Road, will be closed for railroad repair.  Detour:

US 23; US 6; SR 199.  All work is weather permitting.

29. State Route 199: Roundabout Construction
Wood County (4004-16):
 Additional restrictions for the roundabout at SR 199 and Roachton Road may be announced for finish work.  Project complete: November.  All work is weather permitting.

30. State Route 235: Railroad Repair

Wood County:  Through Monday, November 21, SR 235, between Railroad Street and Needles Road in Hoytville, will be closed for railroad repair.  Detour: SR 18; SR 65; Protec Parkway; SR 613.  All work is weather permitting.

 

31. State Route 795: Traffic Signal Upgrades

Wood County (301-16):  Through November, daytime intermittent lane restrictions are possible on SR 795 at Glenwood Road, for traffic signal upgrades.  Project complete: November.  All work is weather permitting.

32. Cherry Street: Bridge Replacement

Wood County (3053-15):  Through November, intermittent lane restrictions are possible on Cherry Street, between Lennex Lane and Main Street in Millbury, for finish work.  Traffic will be maintained by flaggers.  Project complete: November. All work is weather permitting.

33. Dunbridge Road: Bridge Replacement

Wood County (3053-15):  Through November, Dunbridge Road, between Nelson Road and Simonds Road, is closed for bridge replacement.  Detour: Poe Road; Carter Road; Sugar Ridge Road.  Project complete: November.  All work is weather permitting.

34. Lemoyne Road: Bridge Replacement

Wood County (3053-15):  Through November, Lemoyne Road, between Gilbert Road and Garling Road, is closed for bridge replacement.  Detour: SR 582; Pemberville Road; US 20; Lemoyne Access Road.  Project complete: November.  All work is weather permitting.

35. Lime City Road: Bridge Replacement
Wood County (3053-15): 
Through November, intermittent lane restrictions are possible on Lime City Road between Marilyn Drive and Grassy Lane for finish work. Traffic will be maintained by flaggers.  Project Complete: November.  All work is weather permitting.

 

Ottawa/Sandusky/Seneca Counties

36. State Route 51: Pavement Repair

Ottawa and Wood Counties (194-16):  Through November, lane restrictions are possible on SR 51, between SR 163 and SR 579, for pavement repair.  Traffic will be maintained by flaggers.  Project complete: November.  All work is weather permitting.

37. State Route 163: Bridge Rehabilitation Project

Ottawa County (304-15):  Through November, lane restrictions are possible on the SR 163 lift bridge in Port Clinton for bridge work.  The closure of the SR 163 lift bridge in Port Clinton has been postponed to October 2017.  Project complete: June 2018.  All work is weather permitting.

38. State Route 53: Traffic Signal Upgrades

Sandusky County (301-16):  Through November, shoulder restrictions are possible on SR 53, between US 20 and Sean Street, for finish work. Additional restrictions may be announced.  Project Complete: November.  All work is weather permitting.

39. State Route 18: Bridge Replacement
Seneca County (406-16): 
Through November, SR 18, between CR 32 and TR 178 over Royer Ditch, is closed for bridge replacement.  Detour: SR 162; SR 4; SR 269; US 20.  Project complete: December.  All work is weather permitting.

Williams/Fulton/Henry Counties

 

40. U.S. Route 20A: Railroad repair

Williams County:  Through Friday, November 11, US 20A, between CR M and SR 107, will be closed for railroad repair.  Detour: US 20A; SR 576; SR 107.  All work is weather permitting.

 

41. State Route 2: Culvert Replacement

Williams County (506-15):  Through November, lane restrictions are possible on SR 2, between CR 19 and CR 20, for finish work.  Project complete: October.  All work is weather permitting.

 

42. State Route 15: Pavement Repair
Williams County (489-15):
  Through November, lane restrictions are possible on SR 15, between US 127 and CR O, for finish work. Project complete: November.  All work is weather permitting.

43. State Route 576: Culvert Replacement
Williams County (506-15):  Through November, intermittent lane restrictions are possible on SR 576, between CR M and CR N30, for finish work.  Project complete: November.  All work is weather permitting.

44. U.S. Route 20A: Resurfacing and Signal Upgrades

Fulton County (8016-16):  Through November, lane restrictions are possible on Airport Highway/US 20A, between the Lucas/Fulton County line and CR 3, for resurfacing and signal upgrades.  Project complete: January 2017.  All work is weather permitting.

45. State Route 64: Bridge Repair *ROAD OPEN*

Fulton County (8016-16):  SR 64/Main Street, between South Street and Bassett Avenue in Swanton, is now open.  Through January 2017, lane restrictions are possible on SR 64/Main Street, between South Street and Bassett Avenue in Swanton, for finish work.  Traffic will be maintained by flaggers. Project complete: January 2017.  All work is weather permitting.

46. State Route 109: Damascus Bridge: Bridge Replacement

Henry County (1-15):  Through May 2017, stop signs will be at the intersection of CR 424 at SR 109 for traffic control.  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 

                                                                                                                                                      

47. Various Routes: Guardrail, Striping & Electrical Maintenance

District Wide (1053-15 & 1059-15 & 1044-15):  Through December, intermittent lane restrictions are possible district wide for guardrail, striping and electrical maintenance.  Project complete: December.  All work is weather permitting.

48. Various Routes: Raised Pavement Markers

District Wide (1055-15):  Through November, intermittent lane restrictions are possible district wide for raised pavement marker work.  Traffic will be maintained by flaggers. Project complete: October.  All work is weather permitting.

Kiah Powell Signs with Malone University for Hoops

North Baltimore’s Kiah Powell, 6′ 1″, has signed a National Letter of Intent to attend and play basketball at Malone University in Canton Ohio

North Baltimore’s Kiah Powell, 6′, has signed a National Letter of Intent to attend and play basketball at Malone University in Canton, Ohio. Malone is an NCAA Division 2 school, playing in the Great Midwest Athletic Conference.

During her junior year, in the Blanchard Valley Conference, she averaged 12 points, 6.4 rebounds and 1.5 blocks per game. As well as shooting 55% from the field.

Coach Adam Burris say, “It will be a full scholarship. We are very proud of her hard work in the classroom and on the basketball court. She is gearing up to have a phenomenal senior year!”
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Coach Burris and Kiah seated, Girls Asst. Hank Flores, Boys Asst. Jeff Wright and Mom (Charlotte Rice).

Safe Communities Reminder: Drive Safely

Increased attentiveness while driving leads to less fatal accidents……

Happy November! Safe Communities of Wood County has had an exciting year so far, and
we hope you have too.

The year is quickly coming to a close, and with that comes the end of Daylight Savings Time.
This year the time change occurred on Sunday, November 6th, at 2:00am which means it its
getting darker earlier. According to Time, “the loss of an hour of afternoon sunlight when it
(DST) ends may increase the likelihood of traffic accidents.” Better light equals better
safety, therefore the need for increased attentiveness while driving increases as Daylight
Savings Time ends. According to CBC News, “People walking during rush hour in the first
few weeks after the clocks fall back in the autumn were more than three times as likely to
be fatally struck by cars than before the change.”

Increased attentiveness while driving leads to less fatal accidents. There have been a
reported 10 fatal accidents in Wood County this year, down from 24 this time last year.
This decrease in fatal accidents could be attributed to the staggering 95% of people who
reported regularly wearing their seatbelts this year, post Click It or Ticket survey.
According to the AAA Foundation, “seat belts are the single most effective means of
reducing the risk of death in a crash and have saved nearly 300,000 lives since 1975 in the
U.S. alone.”

Another contribution to the decrease of fatal accidents this year, could be the promotion of
drunk driving advocacy and the decrease in alcohol related fatal crashes. 2015 saw a 9.2%
decrease in fatal crashes that were alcohol related in Wood County in two years. With the
holidays approaching, many people are tempted to drive buzzed. Remember, buzzed
driving is drunk driving.

For More Information:
 Lt. William Bowers, Ohio State Highway Patrol: 419-352-2481
 Sandy Wiechman, Safe Communities Coordinator:
419-372-9353 or swiechm@bgsu.edu

Red Cross needs blood donations for the Holidays

The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation’s blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families.

Blood Donation Opportunities

Nov. 16-30, 2016
(Nov., 2016) – This November, the American Red Cross encourages eligible donors to give the perfect gift – a blood donation – to help ensure a sufficient blood supply throughout the holiday season

A decline in donations occurs from Thanksgiving to New Year’s Day when donors are busy with family gatherings and travel. However, patients don’t get a holiday break from needing lifesaving transfusions. In fact, every two seconds, someone in the U.S. needs blood.

Timothy Sheely’s wife received 12 units of blood products during emergency surgery after the birth of their son. “If it had not been for blood donors, she may not have survived that ordeal, but thanks to generous blood donors, I still have a wife and my kids still have their Mom,” he said. “I can’t possibly thank those people in person, but I can give a little piece of me back with each donation for the greater good. Thanks to those who are able to donate and choose to donate!”

The Red Cross encourages donors to start a new holiday tradition and bring family and friends together to donate blood or platelets. Donors of all blood types are needed to give this November to help ensure a sufficient supply for hospital patients. As a thank you for donating around the Thanksgiving holiday, all those who come to donate Nov. 24-28 will be invited to download a set of recipes from celebrity chefs.

To make an appointment to give blood, download the Red Cross Blood Donor App, visit redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767). Donors are encouraged to make appointments and complete the RapidPass online health history questionnaire at redcrossblood.org/rapidpass to save time when donating.

Upcoming blood donation opportunities:
Ohio

Fulton

Swanton

11/21/2016: 12 p.m. – 6 p.m., Swanton Alliance Church Epic Center, 124 N. Main Street

Wauseon

11/23/2016: 1 p.m. – 6 p.m., Wauseon American Legion, 1105 N. Shoop

 Hancock

Findlay

11/16/2016: 6 a.m. – 6 p.m., Blanchard Valley Hospital, 1900 S. Main St.

11/17/2016: 12 p.m. – 6 p.m., First Presbyterian Church, 2330 S. Main St.

11/18/2016: 9 a.m. – 3 p.m., Findlay Family YMCA, 300 E. Lincoln St.

11/23/2016: 9:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m., Hancock County American Red Cross, 125 Fair St.

11/23/2016: 12 p.m. – 6 p.m., Parkview Christian Church, 15035 SR 12 East

Henry

Liberty Center

11/22/2016: 1 p.m. – 7 p.m., St. Paul Lutheran, 8074 County Road T

Napoleon

11/30/2016: 3 p.m. – 8 p.m., Napoleon Elementary School, 725 West Moreland

Ridgeville Corners

11/28/2016: 12 p.m. – 6 p.m., Ridgeville Corners American Legion, CR 19

 Huron

Bellevue

11/29/2016: 12 p.m. – 6 p.m., Bellevue City Centre, 3000 Seneca Industrial Parkway

 Lucas

Oregon

11/17/2016: 1 p.m. – 6 p.m., Faith United Methodist, 3415 Starr Ave.

Sylvania

11/29/2016: 3:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m., Sylvan Elementary School, 4830 Wickford Dr

Toledo

11/16/2016: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., Student Union, 2801 W. Bancroft

11/16/2016: 10:30 a.m. – 6:30 p.m., Toledo Blood Donation Center, 3510 Executive Parkway

11/17/2016: 10:30 a.m. – 6:30 p.m., Toledo Blood Donation Center, 3510 Executive Parkway

11/18/2016: 7 a.m. – 4 p.m., Toledo Blood Donation Center, 3510 Executive Parkway

11/19/2016: 7 a.m. – 2 p.m., Toledo Blood Donation Center, 3510 Executive Parkway

11/21/2016: 8 a.m. – 4 p.m., Toledo Blood Donation Center, 3510 Executive Parkway

11/21/2016: 3 p.m. – 8 p.m., Beverly Elementary School, 3548 S Detroit Avenue

11/22/2016: 10:30 a.m. – 6:30 p.m., Toledo Blood Donation Center, 3510 Executive Parkway

11/23/2016: 10:30 a.m. – 6:30 p.m., Toledo Blood Donation Center, 3510 Executive Parkway

11/25/2016: 7 a.m. – 4 p.m., Toledo Blood Donation Center, 3510 Executive Parkway

11/26/2016: 7 a.m. – 2 p.m., Toledo Blood Donation Center, 3510 Executive Parkway

11/28/2016: 8 a.m. – 4 p.m., Toledo Blood Donation Center, 3510 Executive Parkway

11/29/2016: 10:30 a.m. – 6:30 p.m., Toledo Blood Donation Center, 3510 Executive Parkway

11/30/2016: 10:30 a.m. – 6:30 p.m., Toledo Blood Donation Center, 3510 Executive Parkway

11/30/2016: 2 p.m. – 7 p.m., Ottawa River Elementary School, 4747 290th Street

11/30/2016: 3 p.m. – 8 p.m., The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 1545 Eastgate Road

11/30/2016: 3:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m., Monac Elementary School, 3845 Clawson Avenue

Waterville

11/21/2016: 1 p.m. – 6 p.m., Waterville Community Church, 8217 Dutch Rd.

Ottawa

Oak Harbor

11/28/2016: 12 p.m. – 6 p.m., Community Market Oak Harbor VFW, 251 W. Main Street

Port Clinton

11/18/2016: 10:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., Magruder Hospital, 615 Fulton Street

 Sandusky

Clyde

11/28/2016: 12 p.m. – 6 p.m., Clyde First United Methodist Church, 510 W Maple St

Fremont

11/19/2016: 7:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., Fremont Recreation Center, 600 St. Joseph St.

11/28/2016: 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m., Terra State Community College, 2830 Napoleon Rd.

 Seneca

Fostoria

11/17/2016: 12 p.m. – 6 p.m., Grace United Church of Christ, 4481 North US 23

Kansas

11/22/2016: 7:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m., Lakota High School, 5200 CR 13

Tiffin

11/23/2016: 12 p.m. – 6 p.m., Seneca Fairgrounds, 126 Hopewell Ave

11/26/2016: 8 a.m. – 1 p.m., The Journey, 2531 South State Route 100

Wood

Bowling Green

11/25/2016: 9:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m., Stadium View Apartments, 1700 Juniper Drive

11/26/2016: 9 a.m. – 3 p.m., Bowling Green Eagles Club, 1163 North Main Street

Millbury

11/28/2016: 9 a.m. – 3 p.m., Lakewood Church of the Brethren, 27009 Lemoyne Rd.

North Baltimore

11/25/2016: 9 a.m. – 3 p.m., North Baltimore American Legion, 539 E. South

Perrysburg

11/21/2016: 3 p.m. – 8 p.m., Perrysburg Junior High, 550 East South Boundary

11/22/2016: 9 a.m. – 2 p.m., Owens Community College, 30335 Oregon Rd.

Rossford

11/25/2016: 9 a.m. – 2 p.m., All Saints Catholic School, 630 Lime City Road

Stony Ridge

11/25/2016: 12 p.m. – 5 p.m., St. John’s Lutheran Church, 5520 Fremont Pike

Wyandot

Nevada

11/26/2016: 8 a.m. – 1 p.m., Nevada Fire Department, 100 Grant St.

Upper Sandusky

11/25/2016: 12 p.m. – 5 p.m., Upper Sandusky Community Library, 301 North Sandusky Avenue

How to donate blood

Simply download the American Red Cross Blood Donor App, visit redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) to make an appointment or for more information. All blood types are needed to ensure a reliable supply for patients. A blood donor card or driver’s license or two other forms of identification are required at check-in. Individuals who are 17 years of age in most states (16 with parental consent where allowed by state law), weigh at least 110 pounds and are in generally good health may be eligible to donate blood. High school students and other donors 18 years of age and younger also have to meet certain height and weight requirements.

Blood donors can now save time at their next donation by using RapidPass to complete their pre-donation reading and health history questionnaire online, on the day of their donation, prior to arriving at the blood drive. To get started and learn more, visit redcrossblood.org/RapidPass and follow the instructions on the site.

About the American Red Cross

The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation’s blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit redcross.org or cruzrojaamericana.org, or visit us on Twitter at @RedCross.