James L. Carrier 74,

James L. Carrier 74, of Findlay, passed away Tuesday, January 24, 2017.

James L. Carrier 74, of Findlay, passed away Tuesday, January 24, 2017.

He was born on May 1, 1942 in Lee County, Virginia the late Arthur L. and Iona (Long) Carrier. James married Wilma Jean Carrier and she preceded him in death on August 1, 2014.

James was a HAM radio operator for almost 40 years. He enjoyed playing guitar, was an electronics enthusiast, and was a journeyman electrician. James was also a member of the IBEW Local 1907.

James is survived by his sons, Stephen Carrier of McComb, Ohio, and Lonnie (Lisa) Carrier of Custar, Ohio; daughter, Pamela Carrier of Findlay, Ohio; 10 grandchildren, Christopher (Tiffany) Carrier, Lonnie Jr, Adam, Jake, Logan, and Bella Carrier, Gregory Rader, Stephany (Desmond) Thompson, Megan (Brandon) McAfee, and Brittany (Joe) McPherson; and 8 great-grandchildren. He is also survived by brother, Dewey Carrier of North Baltimore, Ohio.

Friends and family may visit on Monday, January 30, 2017 from 10:30 “” 11:30 a.m. at HUFFORD FAMILY FUNERAL HOME, 1500 Manor Hill Rd, Findlay (419-422-1500).

A funeral service will be held at 11:30 a.m. at the conclusion of visitation with Pastor Jim Klausing officiating. Interment will follow in New Maplewood Cemetery, North Baltimore, Ohio. Memorial contributions in James’s name may be made to the family in c/o Hufford Family Funeral Home.

Online condolences may be sent to: www.huffordfh.com.

Local students named to Bluffton’s dean’s list

Bluffton University has announced its dean’s list for the fall term.

BLUFFTON, Ohio—Bluffton University has announced its dean’s list for the fall term.

Students with a GPA of 3.6 or higher are eligible for the dean’s list.

Undergraduates from our area are:

Tyler Stimmel and Hanna Brian, North Baltimore High School

Bluffton University is a liberal arts, residential campus with more than 80 undergraduate majors, minors and programs; and adult degree-completion programs in organizational management, Health Care management and RN to BSN. Bluffton also offers master’s degree programs in organizational management, as well as MBA programs with concentrations in leadership, Health Care management, accounting and financial management, and production and operations management.

Founded in 1899 and affiliated with Mennonite Church USA, the university is located in Northwest Ohio. It has an enrollment of around 1,000 students and 16 NCAA Division III athletic teams. Bluffton’s 100-year legacy is expressed today in its enduring values of discovery, community, respect and service that are woven into the academic program and campus life. Bluffton students go into the world prepared for life as well as for their chosen vocations.

ODOT D-2 Construction Update – Jan. 26

Most of the construction work in the SouthWood has wrapped up for the season. All three lanes are open north and south on I – 75! The northbound Rest Area by route 6 is open, but the southbound Rest Area will not be completed until June of this year.

ODOT District Two Monthly Construction Update 

Thursday, January 26, 2017

 Updates are highlighted in bold and underlined.

 Lucas/Wood Counties

1. Interstate 75: Widening
Wood & Hancock Counties (170-14, 199-14, 237-14 & 3000-14):

Interstate Restrictions:  Through July, single lane restrictions are possible on I-75, between US 20 and CR 99 in Hancock County, for finish work.   Project complete: October.  All work is weather permitting.

2. Interstate 75: Widening

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 widening and bridge work.   

The following ramps are restricted/closed:

  • 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: Detroit 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.

Local Streets:

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

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

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

Through June, Stickney Avenue, is restricted to a single lane between North Expressway Drive and South Expressway Drive.

Through October, 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: Rest Area

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

4. Interstate 280: Bridge Repair *UPDATE*

Lucas County (1075-16):  Through February, single lane restrictions are possible on southbound I-280, between Greenbelt Parkway (Exit 11) and Starr Avenue (Exit 8), for lighting installation.  Project complete: February.  All work is weather permitting.

5. 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. 

6. Interstate Drain Cleaning

Lucas County:  Through Friday, January 27, daily from 8am until 3pm, single lane restrictions are possible on I-75, between Ottawa River Road (Exit 209) and the Ohio/Michigan line, for drain cleaning.  Through Friday, January 27, daily from 8am until 3pm, single lane restrictions are possible on southbound I-280, between Greenbelt Parkway (Exit 11) and Front Street (Exit 9), for drain cleaning.  All work is weather permitting.

 

7. Interstate Maintenance Work
Lucas and Wood Counties:
 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.

8. U.S. Route 20: Central Avenue Interchange Project
Lucas County (210-15):
 Through September, Central Avenue, between McCord Road and Van Fleet Parkway, may be reduced to one lane for finish work. Through September, lane restrictions are possible on I-475/US 23, between Dorr Street and N. Holland Sylvania Road.  Project complete: September.  All work is weather permitting.

9. U.S. Route 20: Traffic Signal Upgrades *UPDATE*

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

10. State Route 2: Anthony Wayne Bridge Painting Project *LOCAL CLOSURE BEGINS MONDAY*
Lucas County (220-16): 
Through November, SR 2, between Oak Street and Broadway Street, is reduced to one lane in each direction for bridge painting. Effective Monday, January 30, through February, Utah Street, under the Anthony Wayne Bridge, is closed for bridge painting. Detour: Greenwood Avenue; Oak Street; Nevada Street. Additional local road closures will be announced.  Project complete: November.  All work is weather permitting.

 

11. Oakwood Avenue: Bridge Work 

Lucas County (268-14):  Oakwood Avenue, between Wells Street and Grove Place, is open.  Project complete: January.  All work is weather permitting.

12. State Route 25: Diverging Diamond Interchange

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

 

13. State Route 795: Traffic Signal Upgrades *UPDATE*

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

Ottawa/Sandusky/Seneca Counties

14. U.S. Route 20: Pavement Repair

Sandusky County: Through Friday, February 3, westbound US 20 at Limes Street in Woodville, is reduced to one lane for pavement repair.  All work is weather permitting.

 

15. State Route 53: Traffic Signal Upgrades *UPDATE*

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

Williams/Fulton/Henry Counties

 

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

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

17. State Route 109: Damascus Bridge: Bridge Replacement

Henry County (1-15):  Through October, 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.  All work is weather permitting.

District Wide 

                                                                                                                                                      

18. 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.

Lady Tigers Get BVC Win

North Baltimore Girls Basketball picked up another BVC win at Cory – Rawson Thursday night.

North Baltimore Girls Basketball (5 – 3, 11 – 5) picked up another BVC win at Cory – Rawson Thursday night.

The final score was 70 – 35. Kiah Powell led NB with 26 points, 7 rebounds, 5 steals and a blocked shot. Alivia Light added 13 points and 5 assists, Bailey Boyer hit 10 points, to round out the scorers in double-figures.

NB returns home to The Jungle next Tuesday, Jan. 31, for non-league play with Hardin – Northern, tip-off for the JV is 6:00.

Help Wanted in NB

The North Baltimore Eagles are seeking a part-time bartender or bartenders.

The North Baltimore Eagles are seeking a part-time bartender or bartenders.

Starting pay is $8.50 per hour – 30 hours per week available.

Nights and hours needed are:

Friday 6:00pm till 1:00am / Saturday 5:00pm till 1:00am / Sunday 1:00pm till 9:00pm / Tuesday 6:00pm till 1:00am.

If interested contact Dino Woodruff or Crystal McMahan at 419-257-9004.

Immigration Expert to Speak at BGSU

5 p.m. on Thursday, February 16th………..

 Joseph Carens, Professor of Political Science at the University of Toronto, will give a public lecture entitled “Immigration Controversies: Migrants, Refugees and Open Borders” at 5 p.m. on Thursday, February 16th, 115 Olscamp Hall at Bowling Green State . Carens will examine the ethical issues surrounding immigration policies.

The talk will be based on Carens’s book, 
The Ethics of Immigration, which examines the ethical issues behind governments’ response to mass migration and the recent refugee crisis. The talk is free and open to the public.

This lecture is sponsored by BGSU’s Philosophy, Politics, Economics, and Law program.