NB Fire Report Nov 2018

North Baltimore Fire Chief Ted Fransico, II submitted the following Call Report for November 2018.

North Baltimore Fire Chief Ted Fransico, II submitted the following Call Report for November 2018.

Response to:






Broadway St



S Poe Rd


Landing Zone

Muriel Dr


Assist EMS

Sterling Dr


Assist EMS

Eagleville Rd






Sterling Dr


Assist EMS







Deshler Rd






Sterling Dr


Assist EMS

Elm St


CO Alarm

Sprigg St


Assist EMS

Central Ave


Gas Leak


A Christmas Devotion

The first to hear the news of the Christ child were the shepherds.

Shepherds Worship Baby Jesus: a devotion by Ann E. Broughton

“And there were shepherds living out in the fields nearby, keeping watch over their flocks at night. An angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrified.But the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid. I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people. Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is Christ the Lord.” Luke 2:8-11 NIV

The first to hear the news of the Christ child were the shepherds. The scripture says that they hurried off to find the baby, and then they went and told everyone about what the angels told them. Maybe the angels told the news to the shepherds because Jesus would become our shepherd. These shepherds bent their knee to worship the Christ child and later they would be saved through this little baby when He grew up to be the great Shepherd. Jesus said, “I am the good shepherd; I know my sheep and my sheep know me—-just as the Father knows me and I know the Father—and I lay down my life for the sheep” (John 10:14-15 NIV).

He sacrificed His life to save us from the enemy (Satan) and death. Just like a shepherd who would lay down his life for his sheep, so did Jesus become the ultimate sacrifice for our sins.  Jesus is our shepherd who loves us. “He tends his flock like a shepherd; He gathers the lambs in his arms and carries them close to his heart; he gently leads those that have young” (Isaiah 40:11 NIV).

 I like to imagine Jesus holding me close to His heart when I am having struggles or when life’s burdens threaten to overwhelm me. I picture myself in His arms safe and sound, away from the enemy(Satan) and secure in His love. Jesus calls us by our name and leads us.”He calls his own sheep by name and leads them out. When he has brought out all his own, he goes on ahead of them and his sheep follow him because they know his voice” (John 10:3-4 NIV).

We are referred to in scripture as the sheep…”We all like sheep have been led astray, each of us has turned to his own way; and the Lord has laid on him the iniquity of us all” (Isaiah 53:6 NIV). Jesus is our shepherd calling us by name while we wander in the wilderness of sin and hopelessness.It is up to us to listen to His voice and run to his arms to receive his forgiveness and grace. In order to hear His voice we need to be still long enough to meditate in prayer.

This is a busy season and sometimes it is easy to be all caught up in the shopping and parties and forget about the baby Jesus the shepherds went to see.Let us remember why we celebrate Christmas and listen to our Shepherd’s voice.He is calling to all of us to serve Him.

Dear Lord, Thank you for sending us Jesus as our shepherd. Help us to listen to His voice and come running to Him when we are lost. Let us never go so far away from Him that we can’t hear His voice anymore, because it is then that the enemy will sneak up on us and steal away our peace. Thank you for saving us and holding us close. May we remember that the baby born on Christmas became the shepherd who sacrificed himself so that we can live forever.

In Jesus’ name,

Bump, Eat, Strike!

There were even a few 300 games!…..

A Bowling Party Extravaganza for Pack #372

Submitted by Jennifer Vanlerberg

 The bumpers were up and the pizza was “Heavenly” on Sunday,December 9th.  Pack #372 was treated to Heavenly Pizza and bowling as a reward for all of the service projects completed earlier this year. Twenty scouts, along with siblings and parents were there at the Ten Pin on Main Street, ready to get a few strikes.There were even a few 300 games! (Ok, if you add the total of number of pins for all of the bowlers in a lane.)

The boys were each given their official Pinewood Derby racing kits from Cubmaster, Eric Trout, along with the rules and regulations for each. This year’s Pinewood Derby has a slightly earlier date, January 20th,so let’s all get those cars cut, sanded, and painted over Christmas break!There will be a weigh in prior to the race on January 16th at the Scout House from 6:30 to 8:00. This is the time to make adjustments and modify weight if needed. If your scout has not yet received their car kit, you can contact Eric Trout at (419) 262-3967.

 The fun doesn’t stop when the snow starts flying. There isplenty more fun to come. Along with January’s Pinewood Derby, there will also be the biennial Mom/Scout Birdhouse Auction on February 10th.  This is a special event where the houses (or bird feeders) are made with love by a scout and a special lady, (Mom, Aunt,Grandmother, etc.). Money raised helps to fund scout events like Camp Berry and our late night pool party.

We wish all of the families and friends of Pack #372 a Wonderful and Happy Holiday Season.

Practical Tips to Prep for Holiday Travel

During the holiday season, disruptions to your travel schedule are practically a guarantee….

Photo courtesy of Getty Images

(Family Features) Planning travel around the holidays is rarely simple. Coordinating flights or ground transportation is often just the beginning, and safely arriving at your destination may feel like a gift in its own right.

During the hustle and bustle of the holidays, concerns about health and safety can fall by the wayside, but some medical emergencies – whether it be an unforeseen accident, food reaction or chronic condition – are more prevalent during the holiday season. For example, the American Heart Association notes the highest incidence rate of cardiac mortality for the entire year occurs between Christmas and New Year’s Day. Food poisoning, intoxication, traffic accidents and injuries related to burns and decorations, among other incidents, also result in higher amounts of emergency room visits during the holidays.

This year, with holiday travel volume projected to be its highest since 2005 in the United States, according to AAA, take heightened precautions to prepare for the unexpected and protect your health and safety.

Schedule a safety net. During the holiday season, disruptions to your travel schedule are practically a guarantee. Plan for the inevitable by creating a travel schedule that gives you ample cushion for interruptions like traffic delays and late flights.

Carry your health history with you. While medical emergencies may not be predictable, having pertinent medical information for everyone in your party can make an unexpected medical event less problematic. Particularly for caregivers, whether your charges are children or aging adults, a tool like the Backpack Health app can help you get organized. The free mobile app provides secure access to personalized, comprehensive medical information and documents, including wellness, illnesses, injuries, chronic health conditions, physicians, prescriptions, allergies and treatments, in one central location on your mobile device. It is also multilingual, providing peace of mind even if traveling abroad and information needs translated for a medical professional.

“Especially for people living with chronic, serious and rare conditions, holiday travel often disrupts health routines – like skipping or rescheduling medical appointments and treatments or forgetting to refill, pack and take medications – and can rob people of enjoying time with friends and family,” said Jim Cavan, president and CEO of Backpack Health. “If you’re traveling across the globe or across town, having extensive medical history, for both you and your loved ones, at your fingertips offers assurance to enjoy the holidays with more peace of mind without the burden of carrying medical folders.”

For more information and to download the app, visit backpackhealth.com.

Pack for the unexpected. Plan around delays by ensuring you have snacks and entertainment to divert antsy children (and adults). Be sure to keep medications in your carry-on bags or where you can easily access them in the car. If you’re traveling by car, carry an emergency kit with items such as extra blankets, a first-aid kit and roadside flares.

Watch the weather. If you’ll be traveling to an area that experiences severe winter weather, or if you live in an area that could have wintry weather when you return, it’s a good idea to keep close tabs on the forecast. Timing your arrival differently by hours or a day can make a major difference in your travel time and safety.

As you embark on this year’s travel adventures, keep the spirit of the season alive and focus on all the good that awaits when you arrive.

Backpack Health

Help Wanted: Water Plant Operator

The Village of North Baltimore invites qualified applicants for the position of Plant Operator. 

The Village of North Baltimore invites qualified applicants for the position of Plant Operator.  Progressive, friendly, hospitable community located in north west Ohio about 15 miles South of Bowling Green and 12 miles North of Findlay, Ohio.

Under direction, operates water treatment plant; performs routine laboratory testing of water samples; operates wastewater treatment plant and performs maintenance and repair of water distribution system. Must be able to obtain a class B CDL, be willing to work a rotating shift on weekends, able to work some Holidays, and get Lab certification license. Wages dependent upon qualifications.

Qualifications include, but are not limited to, completion of secondary education with training in water treatment plant operation or one (1) to two (2) years’ experience operating a water treatment plant or equivalent combination. Must be able to pass a background check and be subject to periodic drug and alcohol screening.

Interested applicants can pick up an employment application at 205 N. Main St. in North Baltimore or have one sent to them by contacting Janet Goldner at (419) 257 2394.    A properly completed application, with references, must be submitted to Janet L. Goldner at the Village of North Baltimore, 205 North Main Street, North Baltimore, Ohio 45872.

NB Custom Cuts Dec. 11

Daisyfield Semi-Boneless Netted Smoked Ham – SLICED FREE

Senior Citizens Tuesdays 10% OFF Any Purchase

From the Farms to the Freezers –
Custom Cuts wi
cut whatever you want!

LOCALLY Raised & Grain Fed
419-257-3529 for details


Christmas Prime Rib

Christmas Hams

with glaze pack

Daisyfield Semi-Boneless Netted
Smoked Ham – SLICED FREE

Daisyfield Smoked Picnic Hams

OUR OWN Hickory Smoked Bacon – $5.99#
Sliced YOUR WAY!!!

Ground FRESH Daily!
85% Lean Ground Beef

USDA Choice Boneless
English Chuck Roast – $5.49#

USDA Choice Boneless
Beef Rib Roast $12.99#

WHOLE Boneless Pork Loins
– $2.59#

Chicken Breasts

All Natural Keystone Canned
Beef & Pork
$7.99 28 oz. can
$6.89 28 oz. can

Walnut Creek Deli Cheeses
Swiss – Colby – Pepper Jack
Co-Jack – $5.49#

OUR OWN Old Style Bologna
Regular – $5.49
Garlic – $5.69

Ham & Cheese Loaf

TAG & Deposit

We accept
Credit – Debit – EBT

Shirley L. Baker, 66

Passed away at 12:32 a.m., Tuesday,
December 11, 2018

Shirley L. Baker, 66, of Cygnet passed away at 12:32 a.m., Tuesday,
December 11, 2018, at the Bridge Hospice Care Center, Bowling Green.  She
was born on September 8, 1952, to the late Noel “Jim” E. and Leila Mae
(Bates) Thrasher.  She married James “Jim” Baker on May 5, 1978, and he

Shirley is also survived by her daughters: Kimberly (Jason) Peters of
Perrysburg, Terrisa Sharp of Findlay and Jamie (Randy) Gregg of Rudolph;
her brother, Jim (Michelle) Thrasher of Risingsun; her sisters: Dianne
(Kent) Mintz of Risingsun and Carol Thrasher of Bettsville; her beloved
grandchildren: Brandy, Emily, Zachary, Leila, Tyler, Brody and Callie. 

She was preceded in death by her sister, Connie Pierce.   

Shirley formerly worked for Bowling Green State University as a Custodian.
 She enjoyed baking, but her greatest love was spending time with her

A funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Friday, December 14, 2018,
at SMITH-CRATES FUNERAL HOME, North Baltimore.  Burial will be in Jerry
City Cemetery. 

Visitation will be held from 2:00-4:00 and 6:00-8:00 p.m., Thursday at

Memorial contributions may be made to Bridge Home Health and Hospice.
Online condolences may be expressed at www.smithcrates.com.

NB Council Committee of the Whole Meets tonight – 12/11

Agenda for Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2018



December 11, 2018


5:30 PM

Special Meeting to following COTW

Call meeting to order at 5:30

I. Public Safety Committee. Art Patterson- Chair, Tim Engard, Leisa Zeigler members

II. Public Utilities Committee. Tim Engard- Chair, Leisa Zeigler, Ty Carles members

III. Finance and Technology Committee. Matt Beegle- Chair, Ty Carles, Art Patterson members

IV. Public Works Committee. Aaron Patterson- Chair, Matt Beegle, Art Patterson members

L.E.D lights at the roundabout

Compensatory time for employees.

V. Economic and Community Development Committee. Leisa Zeigler- Chair. Matt Beegle, Aaron Patterson members

VI Personnel, Policy and Ordinance Review Committee. Ty Carles- Chair, Tim Engard, Aaron Patterson members

VII. Mayor’s Items

VIII. Tree Commission

NB Schools Upcoming Concerts Dec. 12, 17 & 18

The North Baltimore Music Department would like to invite you to three upcoming performances this month!

Join in for caroling in front of the Fire Hall!

The North Baltimore Music Department would like to invite you to three upcoming performances this month!

On Wednesday, December 12, at 7pm, the North Baltimore Choirs grades 4-12 will present their annual Holiday concert in the high school auditeria.

On Monday, December 17 at 7pm, please join the high school choir for Christmas caroling outside the fire hall. Hot chocolate will be provided. Please bring a canned good to donate.

On Tuesday, December 18 at 7pm, the North Baltimore Bands grades 5-12 will present their annual Holiday concert in the high school auditeria.

All of these events are free and open to the public!

Real vs. Artificial: Which Tree Is More Sustainable?

Certainly where the tree ends up factors into its environmental impact…..

COLUMBUS, Ohio — When it comes to Christmas trees, a real tree, surprisingly, isn’t always the greenest choice.

If you buy and use an artificial tree at least four years, its environmental impact equals that of a fresh-cut tree purchased every year for the same number of years, said Elizabeth Myers Toman, an assistant professor in the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences (CFAES) at The Ohio State University.

Photo: Getty Images

That’s because each year’s drive to buy a real tree adds to the amount of carbon dioxide and other climate change-causing carbon compounds entering the atmosphere. Buying a plastic tree typically involves one trip to a store, which is usually a nearby retailer, then only annual trips by foot to the attic or basement to retrieve it every December.

Drive 25 miles or more to buy that real tree and the overall carbon footprint is greater than that of an artificial tree — even if you use the artificial tree only once before tossing it, Toman said. That’s regardless of whether you get rid of your fresh-cut tree by sending it to a landfill, burning it or composting it.

“How far a person drives to get the tree — real or artificial — has the most significant impact on the environment,” said Toman, who teaches a course about the life cycle of products from production to disposal to determine their total effect on the environment.

While they’re alive, trees take in carbon dioxide and produce oxygen — a plus for the environment. And if they’re composted or even burned after they’re taken down, key nutrients return to the soil. All good.

An artificial tree is made of plastic, typically manufactured in a factory overseas, then transported to the United States, all of which has a carbon footprint. But the longer the artificial tree is used, the effect on the environment can become less than that of a real tree, Toman said.

“Just because a product is biodegradable doesn’t mean it’s the most green, environmentally friendly product,” Toman said. “How the product is used often determines how much of an impact it has on the environment.”

In the case of Christmas trees, that means not only how it gets to a person’s home but also the type of lights strung on it. Holiday lights, whether they’re LED or incandescent, have more of an effect on the environment than whether the tree is plastic or real, Toman said.

Using incandescent lights on a tree for just one year can have a greater energy demand than the total energy required over the lifetime of a tree to manufacture, transport and dispose of the tree, whether artificial or real, she said.

“So if you’ve got an artificial tree, you don’t necessarily have to feel guilty about it,” Toman said.

Certainly where the tree ends up factors into its environmental impact.

At the end of the holiday season, a real tree that’s composted can return to the soil crucial nutrients that will in turn help spur the growth of other trees.

When the artificial tree is no longer needed or wanted, donating it will offer it another life with a different home enjoyed by a different collection of people, rather than lodged in a landfill where it will take hundreds of years to degrade.

Community Choir Presents “A Journey Through Advent”

December 16th at 7:00pm at Holy Family Church.

The North Baltimore area community is invited to a special presentation by the recently formed Community Choir of “A Journey Through Advent”

Come, listen, enjoy!


 Don’t miss this one!

You won’t believe your ears!

December 16th  at 7:00 pm

  Holy Family Catholic Church

115 E.Cherry St., NorthBaltimore, OH

Refreshments served right after the performance!

NW Water and Sewer Projects Update

Some projects now COMPLETE….

BOWLING GREEN, Ohio, – The Northwestern Water and Sewer District (The District) delivers water and sewer services to over 19,000 customers in Wood, Sandusky, and Hancock counties.  Although many of our projects are performed underground, our utility work can impact roads throughout our service area.  The District will announce updates and when additional projects are under contract.  Updates and additions are highlighted in bold and underlined.

Perrysburg Township – Sanitary Sewer Improvements
Through May, short-term intermittent lane restrictions are possible throughout Perrysburg Township for sewer work and manhole repair.  Project complete: May.

Rossford & Perrysburg Township – Waterline Replacement
Through December, intermittent lane restrictions are possible on Vineyard and Groce Streets in Rossford and on Riverbend Court and White Road in Perrysburg Township for waterline replacement.  Restoration work will take place in the spring.  Project complete: December.

Rossford – Lead Service Line Removal Project *UPDATE*
Effective the week of December 17,
through May, intermittent lane restrictions are possible in Rossford for lead service line removal.  Project complete: May.  For more information and to sign up for email updates go to:  https://www.nwwsd.org/what-we-do/water/water-facts/lead/

Weston & Cygnet – Waterline Replacement *PROJECT COMPLETE*
Waterline replacement work in Weston and in Cygnet is now complete.
  Restoration will be completed in the spring.  Project complete: December.