NBACC Santa Visit Bike Winners and Photos

The NBACC Annual Santa Visit was held Wednesday, Dec 7. Santa and Mrs. Claus arrived at Kelleys Chev-Buick in North Baltimore on a horse-drawn wagon.

The NBACC Annual Santa Visit was held Wednesday, Dec 7. Santa and Mrs. Claus arrived at Kelleys Chev-Buick in North Baltimore on a horse-drawn wagon.

Larry Todd provided a wonderful train display during the event.

Briar Hill Health Campus provided cookies for the evening, as well as Costco.

Horse-drawn wagon rides were provided to the community, sponsored by Bakery Feeds, Don H Miller Ins. Agency, and Newlove Realty

A bicycle raffle was held, with all children visiting Santa having a chance to win a new bicycle. The bicycle raffle was sponsored by Bob Kelley Chev-Buick and Millstream Area Credit Union.

Goody bags were given to all the kids, which included snack coupons from McDonalds, NB.

The winners of the bicycle raffle are:

small bike
boy – Emerson Wagner, almost 2
girl – Isabella Kreyeski, 3

medium bike
boy – Hunter Cline, 5
girl – Kyara Hilt, 6

large bike
boy – Jayce Ferdinandsen, 6
girl – Caitlyn Trumbull, 9

Click on any photo to ENLARGE

Mary Lou Leatherman, 81, Findlay

Mary Lou Leatherman, 81, of Findlay, died at 4:40 p.m., Monday, December 26, 2016, at the Hilty Memorial Home, Pandora.

Mary Lou Leatherman, 81, of Findlay, died at 4:40 p.m., Monday, December 26, 2016, at the Hilty Memorial Home, Pandora.

She was born on January 1, 1935, in Hoytville to the late Harvey and Martha (Boyer) Foltz.  She married Phillip Galen “Scissors” Leatherman on November 5, 1957, and she preceded him in death on February 17, 2000.

Mary Lou is survived by her son, Dan Leatherman of FL; her brother, Gerald (Alice) Foltz of Deshler; her twin sisters: Doris (Bob) Weidman and Deloris Coppes, both of Findlay.

She was preceded in death by her brothers: Earl G., Virgil, Ernest, Delbert and Harold Foltz; her sisters:  Evelyn Jones and Lois Jean Vandersall.

Mary Lou had formerly worked for Findlay Print.

A funeral service will be held at 3:00 p.m., Friday, December 30, 2016, at SMITH-CRATES FUNERAL HOME, North Baltimore, with her nephew, Pastor Robert Foltz officiating.  Burial will be in New Maplewood Cemetery, North Baltimore.

Visitation will be held from 1:30-3:00 p.m. prior to the service Friday at the funeral Home.

Memorial contributions may be made to Smith-Crates Funeral Home, North Baltimore.  Online condolences may be made at www.smithcrates.com.

Lady Tiger B-ball Tops Lima Perry

North Baltimore Girls Basketball traveled to Lima Perry on Tuesday evening for a non-league game with the Commodores.

North Baltimore Girls Basketball traveled to Lima Perry on Tuesday evening for a non-league game with the Commodores.

The 7 – 2 Tigers had little trouble with Perry, as the NB defensive pressure overwhelmed the home team, leading to many turnovers and steals for a 56 – 18 win.

Alivia Light and Kiah Powell led NB with 16 points each.  Bailey Boyer added 9 points, Cassidy Hiser and Caitlin Cook scored 6 each and Katelyn Weinandy hit a 3 pointer.

The NB JV also won 41-8.

Custom Cuts for New Year’s Celebrations!

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!! North Baltimore Custom Cuts SPECIALS through Tuesday, January 3rd. CLICK HERE for more informati

North Baltimore Custom Cuts SPECIALS through Tuesday, January 3rd. CLICK HERE for more information!

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10% OFF ANY PURCHASE!

NB Custom Cuts Store Front
Located on Insley Road, just east of North Baltimore, off Quarry Road. Exit at I – 75 southbound at the Eagleville Road Exit (168) – turn right – go a 1/4 mile north!

HOLIDAY HOURS:

 CLOSED – Monday, Jan. 2

Tuesday – Friday: 8 am to 5 pm each day

OPENSaturday (New Year’s Eve Day): 8 am – 1 pm

WEEKLY SPECIALS –

Boston Pork Butt Roast – $1.99/lb

Boneless Pork Loin Roast – $2.29/lb

Western Style Pork Ribs – $1.99/lb

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Locally raised freezer beef & pork

BEEF – $2.85/lb.

HOGS – $1.40/lb.

Price includes Cutting – Wrapping – Freezing

Prices are Hanging Weight – Call for details!

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December Meat Raffle Winner 

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Next Drawing January 2

Tickets $5.00 each

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Gift Certificates now available!

We have FRESH Chicken Salad

Mac Salad  & Potato Salad

(prices good thru Tuesday, January 3)

Stop out and check out the Meat Case, new items being added all the time!

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“A Love-of-God New Year”

An NBXpress Devotion from Pastor Ralph J. Mineo…..

Approaching a new calendar year, 2017, I’ve been thinking about time. I’ve been wondering how 2016 seems to have flown by so swiftly for me. I’ve been wondering if there’s anything I can do that might possibly help 2017 seem a bit slower for me. In all my wondering, I pray for a year of grace and blessing, for all of us.

Time is a precious gift to be cherished. As time progresses, we can be assured that God will bless us. Though we don’t know the details of what lies ahead, God is already there. As time flows, we will experience real moments of God’s presence and love.

There are, of course, some negative sides of time. As time flows, we experience sickness, our bodies age, and so on. Ones we love will die, we’ll grieve, we’ll hurt. And someplace out there, in future time, lies our own death. The beauty of faith is that God will be there in every weakness, illness, grief, and death.

Carolina Sandell Berg (she liked to be called “Lina”) experienced a tragedy which profoundly affected the course of her life. At the age of 26, she was with her father, a Swedish Lutheran pastor, crossing a lake. A sudden storm resulted in her father being thrown overboard, before her eyes. Her father drowned. Her mother died two years later. Having experienced both the grace and pain of the passage of time, Lina wrote about 650 hymns. You might recognize these words from one of her hymns: “Neither life nor death shall ever from the Lord His children sever; unto them His grace He showeth, and their sorrows all He knoweth.”

That verse is from a hymn titled, “Children of the Heavenly Father.” It demonstrates a faith that, no matter what happens in our trip though time, God’s love is always with. “Nothing in all creation,” wrote St. Paul in the Bible, “can separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.”

What, EXACTLY, lies ahead for you in 2017? You may have some idea, you may have many plans. There will be some surprises (both happy and sad). But, through faith, there is really only ONE exact thing that you can be sure of in 2017: the love of God in Christ Jesus.

A Happy New Year? A Sad New Year? Some of each?

In all things, my hope for you is a Love-of-God New Year.

NBHS Principals’s Report Dec. 20

North Baltimore High School Principal’s Report – Dr. Falkenstein – December 20, 2016

North Baltimore High School Principal’s Report – Dr. Falkenstein – December 20, 2016

  1. Exams are completed! Teacher Work Day is Wednesday, and that brings Semester 1 to a close.
  2. Our choirs and bands performed this month. What fantastic shows!  Now, they are looking forward to the spring musical.  Auditions were held, and the cast is complete.  “You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown!” will be held on March 17-18, 2017.
  3. We are carefully watching ODE weigh in on Graduation Points. For now, nothing has changed for the Class of 2018.  18 points are still needed to graduate.  Of our students, 98% are already at or above 18 points.  The data released by ODE in the press is not accurate.  They did not include our students who used Biology grades rather than end of course exams for those points from 2015.  We are working to correct ODE.  http://www.dispatch.com/content/stories/local/2016/12/13/school-board-discusses-graduation-requirements_.html#
  4. All juniors will take the ACT on March 21. This includes having our Penta juniors stay here for testing.  Our full testing calendar for Spring 2017 will be released after my staff meeting on January 5.
  5. Paws for a Cause worked in Project Angel Tree. With their effort and getting a contribution from Great Scot, food and presents will be delivered to 2 NB families this week!
  6. On behalf of my staff, we want to thank Dale and Eve for their superb leadership and contributions to our North Baltimore students. We will miss you!

Parenting Press: Instilling Kindness and Compassion in Children

“We all want warm-hearted children who are guided by an internal moral compass………. “


Tip—Consciously model kind behavior for your child and be quick to notice it in him.
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The winter holidays seem like an appropriate time to take a good look at how we go about instilling kindness and compassion in our children. Are we doing a good job? Is it enough?

We all want warm-hearted children who are guided by an internal moral compass—children who will care about the welfare and feelings of others and act on those emotions without thought to their own gain.

The question is, how do we go about creating and nurturing that kind of child? It sounds like a tall order, but in reality, instilling values in your children happens one day at a time, one teaching moment at a time. The present is always a good time to start, to continue, or to give renewed focus to this project.

Tools—Psychologist Harriet Heath, Ph.D., author of Using Your Values to Raise Your Child to Be an Adult You Admire, points out that being caring and compassionate is not a value present at birth. This is something that must be taught. It requires developing empathy (noticing and caring how another person feels), thoughtful decision-making, and problem- solving skills.

Here are a few ideas for parents on instilling kindness in children.

  • Be a good role model. Children learn from what they see you do. They learn from how you treat them.

    If you take the time to bring meals to a sick person, help elderly friends with yard work, take someone to a doctor’s appointment, or care for a friend’s children, your kids will notice.

    If you are in the habit of noticing your child’s emotions and asking gently about them, your children will learn that other people’s feelings are to be noticed and respected.

    Don’t be afraid to comment on your own kindnesses—when you’re role modeling for your kids, it doesn’t count as self-congratulation. You can say things matter-of-factly:, “Grandma was really cheered up when we brought her those flowers and visited with her. It really makes me feel good to do something kind for her.”

  • Talk about kindness. Have conversations with your kids about what kindness really is and why it’s important. For example, “It’s good to notice how people feel—then you can tell if they need help. Lots of people are shy or too embarrassed to ask for help so you have to be on the lookout” or, “Being kind means that you don’t expect anything in return. The person doesn’t have to pay you or do something nice back. You’re kind because it’s the right thing to do and it makes the world a better place.”
  • Notice when your child is kind. Watch for moments of kindness in your children and quietly remark on them. It’s a parenting truism that whatever behavior you give attention to, that’s what you’ll see more of. If you see your preschooler give the baby a toy, say, “That was kind of you.” If your 10-year-old helps his younger sister with her homework, pat him on the shoulder and say, “It makes me feel good inside to see you help your sister.” If your child tells of showing the new kid around the playground at recess, you could comment, “Wow. I’ll bet he was really grateful that someone was kind enough to be friendly to him. I’m proud you were that person.”

You’ll find more practical tips you can use right now in Using Your Values to Raise Your Child to Be an Adult You Admire by Harriet Heath, Ph.D.

Attorney General DeWine Warns of Overpayment Scams

“Scams Target Businesses, Charities, and Online Sellers”

(COLUMBUS, Ohio)—Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine today warned Ohioans to beware of overpayment scams this holiday season. The scam commonly affects businesses, charities, and people who sell items online.

In the scam, a con artist pretends to overpay for something (often by providing a counterfeit check or fraudulent credit card) and then asks the victim to return the extra amount right away using another form of payment. While the victim’s payment is good, the con artist’s is not.

“Any time someone sends you a check and asks you to send a portion of the money back, there’s a good chance it’s a scam,” Attorney General DeWine said. “We just warn people to be careful. Con artists are very good at what they do. They can be very believable, but take a minute to think about it before sending any money.”

In one variation of the scam, a charity is contacted by someone who wants to make a donation. When the donor’s check arrives, it’s written for twice as much as the promised donation. The donor then sends an email, saying the check was a mistake, and asks the charity to return the extra amount via wire transfer. In reality, the donor’s check is invalid, and any money the charity sends will be lost.

In another variation of the scam, a business receives an email from a potential customer. The customer places an order and asks the business to charge an extra few hundred dollars to the customer’s credit card and then give the extra amount in cash to a carrier who will pick up the order. Ultimately, the customer’s credit card is invalid and the business will lose any money it gives to the carrier.

The overpayment scam also affects individuals who post items for sale online. Commonly, a con artist will pose as a seller, offer to buy an item, and send a check for more than the agreed-upon price. Then the con artist asks the seller to return the extra payment immediately (before the check has cleared).

Signs of a potential overpayment scam include:

* Customers who send checks for more than the agreed-upon price.
* Customers who want their credit cards to be charged extra.
* Individuals who immediately agree to buy an item offered for sale online.
* Requests for wire transfers, money orders, or prepaid cards (payment methods often requested by scammers).
* Demands for immediate action.
* Threats about what will happen if no action is taken.

To report a potential scam, contact the Ohio Attorney General’s Office at www.OhioProtects.org [ www.ohioprotects.org ] or 800-282-0515.

Laura Longnecker, 57, formerly of North Baltimore

Laura Lee Longnecker, 57, of Findlay and formerly of North Baltimore, died at 11:00 p.m., Friday, December 23, 2016

Laura Lee Longnecker, 57, of Findlay and formerly of North Baltimore, died at 11:00 p.m., Friday, December 23, 2016, at the Bridge Hospice Care Center, Findlay.  She was born on Febraury 14, 1959, in Bowling Green to the late Andre and Shirley (Downs) DeWulf.

Laura is survived by her sons: Kevin Longnecker of Findlay, Curtis Longnecker of Dublin and Kyle Longnecker of Findlay; her brothers: Dick DeWulf of Findlay and Mike DeWulf of North Baltimore; her sister, Sherry Harris of Findlay; her grandchildren: Payton, Graysen and Makenna Longnecker.

Laura currently worked for the Pilot Travel Center in Napoleon.  She was preceded in death by her brother, Tom DeWulf.

A funeral service will be held at 1:00 p.m., Wednesday, December 28, 2016, at SMITH-CRATES FUNERAL HOME, North Baltimore.  Burial will be in New Maplewood Cemetery, North Baltimore.
Visitation will be held 2 hours (11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.) prior to the service at the funeral home on Wednesday.

Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of the donor’s choice.

Christmas Present for NB!

A portion of one of the communities most noticeable eyesores is finally gone! Imagine your first impression of North Baltimore, Ohio when you enter the town of 3,500 on SR 18 from I – 75, and this is what greets you…

by JP Miklovic

A portion of one of the communities most noticeable eyesores is finally gone! Imagine your first impression of North Baltimore, Ohio when you enter the town of 3,500 on SR 18 from I – 75, and this is what greets you…

Due, in part, to the efforts of the North Baltimore Area Chamber of Commerce, Bill Cameron President, there has been progress with cleaning up the old Denny’s – LK restaurant and the former Perry’s Pantry gas station site on the east side of town. The old Crown Inn motel has now been boarded up and secured, with hope of razing this building as well!

Both of the businesses went out several years ago and have been a mess ever since. Some recent changes in ownership have facilitated the cleaning up of the properties.

While there are no immediate plans for new businesses or development, the first step to any positive progress is the cleaning up of the messes.

These properties are actually located in Henry Township and are not currently served by utilities (water and sewer) from the Village of North Baltimore. These utilities are located in relative proximity and tying-in to them, will certainly be part of future development.

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