FOTOS ADDED – Jr High Boys Basketball Results – Ridgemont

North Baltimore Junior High Boys Basketball Results vs. Ridgemont @ N Baltimore – 11/29/2017

Jr High Boys Basketball Results

Ridgemont @ N Baltimore – 11/29/2017

8th Grade Boys

Ridgemont – 50
N Baltimore – 33

Scoring for NB:

Caiden Phillips – 14

Mitch Clark – 12

Isiah Boyd – 4

Johnny Hagemyer – 3

7th Grade Boys

Ridgemont – 22
N Baltimore – 20

Scoring for NB:

Gage McGrew – 13

Austin Leeper – 7

Upcoming Boys Jr High Games:

Mon 12/4 @ Arlington, 5pm

Sat 12/9 @ Patrick Henry, 10am

submitted by Suzanne Bucher

Fotos by Ferg

8th grade

Johnny Hagemyer fires from outside
Isaiah Boyd passes the ball
Mitch Clark with the jumper

7th grade

Austin Leeper lays it up
Kaleb Kelley shoots
Gage McGrew brings the ball over the timeline

Chowline: You’re Likely Not Eating Enough Fruits and Veggies

Eating more fruits and vegetables is recommended to help reduce your risk of developing diet-related chronic diseases such as heart disease, type 2 diabetes, some cancers and obesity, the CDC says…………

I want to eat healthier, but I’m not sure what that really means in terms of fruit and vegetable intake. I usually eat at least an apple, banana or some carrots every day at lunch. Am I eating enough fruits and vegetables?

While it’s wonderful that you are eating some fruit and vegetables every day, the amount that you are eating isn’t enough for you to meet the recommended daily amount of produce.

Adults should eat 1.5 to two cups of fruit per day and two to three cups of vegetables per day, according to the latest recommendations from the 2015 U.S. Dietary Guidelines for Americans. That should include a variety of vegetables from all of the subgroups, such as starchy, dark greens, red and orange, beans and peas, as well as whole fruits.

However, you aren’t the only one who isn’t eating the daily recommended amount of produce. Just 12.2 percent of American adults are eating enough fruit and only 9.3 percent are eating the recommended amount of vegetables, according to a newly released report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

The study found that on average, Americans adults are eating fruit only once per day and vegetables 1.7 times a day. The study surveyed adults nationwide and included a look nationally at what participants eat as well as information on how much produce people eat on a state-by-state basis.

In Ohio, for example, only 10.6 percent of adults are eating the recommended daily amount of fruits, while only 6.9 percent are eating the recommended daily amount of veggies.

This is significant because eating more fruits and vegetables are recommended to help reduce your risk of developing diet-related chronic diseases such as heart disease, type 2 diabetes, some cancers and obesity, the CDC says.

Women, on average are doing better. The studies found that nationally, more women, 10.9 percent, eat the recommended amount of vegetables. Women also topped men in eating more fruit. Among women surveyed, 15.1 percent ate the recommended amount of fruit.

So how can you incorporate more fruits and vegetables into your diet?

As mentioned in a previous Chow Line column, a good way to increase your fruit and vegetable intake is to get creative in how you prepare them. Some of the tips mentioned in the column from the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics include the following:

  • Use vegetables like broccoli, spinach, green peppers, tomatoes, mushrooms and zucchini as pizza toppings.
  • Make a breakfast smoothie with low-fat milk, frozen strawberries and a banana.
  • Make a veggie wrap with roasted vegetables and low-fat cheese rolled in a whole-wheat tortilla.
  • Grill colorful vegetable kabobs packed with tomatoes, green and red peppers, mushrooms, and onions.
  • Add color to salads with baby carrots, grape tomatoes, spinach leaves, apples or mandarin oranges.
  • Keep cut vegetables handy for midafternoon snacks, side dishes, lunch box additions or a quick nibble while waiting for dinner. Include red, green or yellow peppers, broccoli or cauliflower florets, carrots, celery sticks, cucumbers, snap peas or whole radishes.

Even if you simply just add an additional handful of grapes or blueberries to your breakfast, some lettuce and sliced tomatoes to your sandwich at lunch, and some roasted sweet potatoes as a delicious side dish to your dinner tonight, you will be doing your body some good.

Chow Line is a service of the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences and its outreach and research arms, OSU Extension and the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center. Send questions to Chow Line, c/o Tracy Turner, 364 W. Lane Ave., Suite B120, Columbus, OH 43201, or turner.490@osu.edu.

Gifts That Give Hope

Giving a gift that inspires hope this holiday season can impact not only the person receiving the gift but also vulnerable children around the world……………

(Family Features) Hope is a gift on every child’s wish list, especially those in parts of the world ravaged by natural disasters and poverty. Giving hope lets these children know that the world hasn’t forgotten them.

From UNICEF Market products to items available from partners, UNICEF USA is making it possible to give gifts that make a difference and deliver the greatest gift of all: hope.

Goods from around the globe
From jewelry to accessories to home decor, each item purchased through the UNICEF Market benefits programs that provide children with basic necessities such as nutrition, medicine, education, clean water and more. The UNICEF Market, market.unicefusa.org, is a partnership between UNICEF USA and Novica that offers unique items such as multicolored snowman ornaments made in India and an artisan leather tray handmade in Peru.

Inspired giving
Another option is UNICEF Inspired Gifts, which are lifesaving items that can be purchased in honor of a loved one and go directly to help children in need around the world. Examples include hygiene kits, mosquito nets and winter survival packs. Find more options at inspiredgifts.org.

Kid-friendly inspiration
Motivate kids, inspire philanthropy and help save the lives of malnourished children around the world with the Star Wars: Force for Change UNICEF Kid Power Band. Every movement made while wearing the activity band adds up to points that unlock lifesaving nutrition, which is sent to malnourished children around the world. Bands are available at Target or unicefkidpower.org.

Accessories with purpose
This holiday season, ALEX AND ANI is spreading a message of world peace with a jewelry collection that features the iconic peace symbol and benefits UNICEF’s work for children. The World Peace collection includes an online-exclusive sterling silver necklace with Swarovski crystals, a charm bracelet and a trend necklace. In addition, bracelets with a festive-themed snowman, daisy and a mother and child charm also support the cause. Until Aug. 31, 2018, ALEX AND ANI will donate 20 percent of the purchase price of all items sold through its retail stores, authorized retailers and on alexandani.com.

Comfort that keeps on giving
To help children around the world, L’Occitanewill donate $4 from each Shea Butter Collection and Shea Butter Deluxe Collection Gift Sets to UNICEF, up to $120,000. The gift sets are available for purchase at boutiques throughout the United States and Canada, and online at usa.loccitane.com.

Giving a gift that inspires hope this holiday season can impact not only the person receiving the gift but also vulnerable children around the world.

SOURCE:
UNICEF

Northwestern Water and Sewer District Board Update

The District will now move forward on several projects approved by the Board……………….

BOWLING GREEN, Ohio, – The Northwestern Water and Sewer District’s (The District) Board of Trustees passed resolutions last week involving next year’s board appointments and new construction projects.

The District’s Board of Trustees will remain unchanged for 2018.  The Board passed resolutions reappointing three members.  Melinda Kale, will remain on the Board and was appointed by township members in The District.  Bill Verbosky, was reappointed by the municipal District members, and William Hirzel, was reappointed by the Wood County Commissioners.  All three will be officially sworn in for their three-year terms in January.

The District will now move forward on several projects approved by the Board.  Last week, the Board passed resolutions to accept bids on upcoming construction projects.  These investments will improve water infrastructure within Rossford and the Villages of McComb and Weston.

The Board also approved a resolution to seek a low-interest loan through Ohio Water Development Authority (OWDA).  This fall, all project bids have come in below the engineer’s estimate.  According to District Manager of Engineering, Tom Stalter, “Because our customers fund these projects through rate revenues, we seek low-cost loans and time competitive bids.  By making these efforts, we hope to reduce future rate increases.”

Rossford
The Lime City and Buck Road waterline relocation project was awarded to Buckeye Excavating, Chagrin Falls, Ohio for a bid of $373,445.  Engineer’s estimate: $410,000.  This project will move a portion of the waterline near the intersection of Lime City and Buck Road to allow for the construction of a planned ODOT roundabout.   Work is expected to start in the spring.

McComb
The McComb water system improvement project was awarded to R.A. Bores, of Monroeville, Michigan, for a bid of $271,299.  Engineer’s estimate: $227,436.  This project will replace old waterlines in the Village, including portions of Scott, Todd, South and High Streets.   Construction is expected to begin late this winter.

Weston
The Weston Silver Street waterline loop project was awarded to Vernon Nagel, Inc., of Napoleon, Ohio, for a bid of $263,391.  Engineer’s estimate: $338,500.  This project involves the installation of a waterline along a portion of Silver Street, which will loop and improve the system.  The project will also include the installation of fire hydrants and valves.  Construction is expected to start in the spring.

The District Board of Trustees minutes are posted online.
http://www.nwwsd.org/about/board-of-trustees/agendasminutes/

I – 75 Findlay Work Closures Next Week

The following impacts to traffic related to the reconstruction and widening of Interstate 75 through Findlay and Hancock County are occurring or scheduled to occur in the coming weeks:

Beam setting to close U.S. 68 ramps, additional closures on Monday

LIMA (Dec. 1, 2017) – The following impacts to traffic related to the reconstruction and widening of Interstate 75 through Findlay and Hancock County are occurring or scheduled to occur in the coming weeks:

Dates to Note: 

Dec. 1-3

-I-75 southbound ramps at U.S. 68/state Route 15 will close during setting of bridge beams for the new flyover ramp (details below).

Dec. 4

–Ramp from U.S. 68 to I-75 southbound will close for one night, I-75 southbound to U.S. 68 ramp traffic will be slowed (details below).

Interstate 75

Interstate 75 both northbound and southbound from south of the U.S. 68/state Route 15 interchange to county Road 313 continues to be reduced to one lane through the work zone for construction of bridge piers for the future flyover ramp at the interchange.

  • The restriction is in place from 9 p.m. to 7 a.m. each night.
  • Two lanes in each direction on Interstate 75 are maintained during daytime hours.

The Interstate 75 northbound lanes from the U.S. 68/state Route 15 interchange to county Road 99 have been shifted to the right onto the outside shoulder.

  • Two lanes of traffic are maintained during daytime hours. Some nighttime lane closures will continue.
  • The legal speed through the work zone is reduced when workers are present.
  • Speed limits are displayed via electronic message boards which display the legal, posted speed through the zone.

I-75 southbound from just south of the U.S. 68/state Route 15 interchange to county Road 99 is operating in a contraflow traffic pattern, meaning one lane of southbound traffic is traveling on the northbound side of the interstate, separated by barrier wall, at various locations through the zone.

  • The far right, southbound lane of Interstate 75 is now traveling on new pavement next to the median wall.

U.S. 68/State Route 15 Interchange with Interstate 75

On Dec. 1, 2 and 3, the I-75 southbound entrance and exit ramps at U.S. 68/state Route 15 will close during setting of bridge beams for the new flyover ramp over the railroad and over the existing I-75 southbound to U.S. 68 loop ramp. The ramps will close beginning at approximately midnight on Dec. 1 and will close each of those days at midnight until 5 a.m. the following day:

  • Entrance ramp from U.S. 68/state Route 15 to I-75 southbound
  • Traffic will be detoured to I-75 northbound to state Route 12 back to I-75 southbound.
  • Exit ramp from I-75 southbound to U.S. 68/state Route 15 (loop ramp)
  • Traffic will be detoured to state Route 12, Main Cross Street in the city of Findlay, and state Route 37 in the city of Findlay back to U.S. 68/state Route 15.

On Dec. 4 the interchange ramps will be affected as follows:

  • The entrance ramp from U.S. 68/state Route 15 to I-75 southbound will close beginning at 9 p.m. until 5 a.m. the following day during installation of a debris barrier beneath the newly-placed beams of the flyover ramp.
  • Traffic will be detoured to I-75 northbound to state Route 12 back to I-75 southbound.
  • Traffic on the exit ramp from I-75 southbound to U.S. 68/state Route 15 (loop ramp) will be temporarily slowed and perhaps stopped for short intervals by law enforcement during placement of a debris barrier beneath the beams of the new flyover ramp.

The exit ramp from I-75 northbound to U.S. 68/state Route 15 (exit 156) closed June 19 for approximately three years.

  • Traffic is detoured north to the state Route 12 interchange to Interstate 75 southbound back to U.S. 68/state Route 15. (see map)

The exit ramp from I-75 northbound to U.S. 68/state Route 15 remains open.

State Route 12 interchange with Interstate 75

  • All exits at the state Route 12 interchange are currently open.

U.S. 224 interchange with Interstate 75

  • All ramps at the U.S. 224 interchange are currently open.

 Related Construction

River Road and Howard Street

  • River Road and Howard Street, north and south of the Blanchard River beneath Interstate 75, are closed periodically as needed through late fall during reconstruction of the bridge carrying Interstate 75 over the Blanchard River.
  • Access to all residences and businesses will be maintained.

Harrison Street over Interstate 75

  • Harrison Street over Interstate 75 closed May 15 for approximately nine months for reconstruction. Traffic on Interstate 75 in the area of Harrison Street will be restricted to one lane at times for work related to the reconstruction of the bridge.
  • Placement of the concrete deck on the bridge is complete.
  • Access to the Oakwoods Nature Preserve during the closure of the Harrison Street overpass will be available at all times during construction by accessing county Road 144 from the north via Sandusky Street.
  • By contract, the bridge is scheduled to be closed until February 2018 but could potentially be open by the end of the year.

Service road construction

Construction of a service road off Lima Avenue connecting to Lake Cascades north of the U.S. 68/state Route 15 interchange is under way.

  • The vast majority of the construction is complete.
  • Final tie-in to Lima Avenue will occur in the third and final year of construction in 2020.

Noise wall construction

Construction of noise walls is under way.

  • Construction of the foundations for the wall has begun in the south end of the project area on the east side of the interstate near Harrison Street and is proceeding to the north.
  • Construction of all noise walls is expected to be completed in July 2018.

About the Hancock I-75 project:

Interstate 75 will be reconstructed and widened beginning just south of Harrison Street/County Road 144, which is just south of the U.S. Route 68/state Route 15 interchange, to the county Road 99 interchange, Findlay, Hancock County. The project will reconstruct approximately five miles of the existing four lanes of Interstate 75, construct an additional lane of travel in each direction, replace all mainline bridges on I-75, replace the Harrison Street overpass, redesign and reconstruct the interchange between U.S. 68/state Route 15 and Interstate 75, and redesign and reconstruct the interchange with U.S. 68/state Route 15 at Lima Avenue. The project also includes the construction of noise walls at particular locations. Expected completion is May 2020. Beaver Excavating, Canton, serves as the general contractor.

Project information may be found at: http://tinyurl.com/hancock75