Levels Canceled – Backroads are SLUSHY!

Overnight the ice came in on top of the old crusty snow, then the snow fell on the new ice to create a mess on area outdoor surfaces! 

Overnight the ice came in on top of the old crusty snow, then the snow fell on the new ice to create a mess on area outdoor surfaces!  WE HAVE TEAM COVERAGE…. (or not!)

LEVEL II – SNOW ADVISORY: Roadways are hazardous with blowing and drifting snow and or icy conditions. Only those who feel it is necessary to drive should be out on the roadways. Contact your employer to see if you should report to work. ~ Sheriff Mark Wasylyshyn (Jan. 8, 2018 – 5:21 am)

North Baltimore Local School have also CLOSED for Monday, Jan. 8

For you information, from the Wood County Ohio Sheriff website:


Now that winter has arrived, the likelihood of a Winter Weather Event increases. We wanted to offer a reminder how you can receive notifications of issued alerts in a timely manner.

In the event the Sheriff issues a Snow Level, our Communications Center will send the appropriate notification via our NIXLE system.  If you are not already a NIXLE subscriber, we urge you to sign up for free to receive notifications via electronic mail or text message. The NIXLE system will automatically send the notifications to our FACEBOOK & TWITTER feeds.Facebook page and our Twitter feed.

The County Sheriff may, pursuant to Ohio Revised Codes Section 311.07 may declare a “snow emergency” and temporarily close any township, municipal, county, US interstates or state roads within his jurisdiction for the preservation of public peace. Any person who violates a snow emergency order is subject to prosecution of Ohio Revised Code Section 2917.13 (Misconduct at an Emergency). The Sheriff of Wood County has defined snow emergencies by the following levels:

LEVEL I – SNOW ALERT: Roadways are hazardous with blowing and drifting snow. Roads may also be icy. Drive very cautiously.

LEVEL II – SNOW ADVISORY: Roadways are hazardous with blowing and drifting snow and or icy conditions. Only those who feel it is necessary to drive should be out on the roadways. Contact your employer to see if you should report to work.

LEVEL III – SNOW EMERGENCY: All Municipal, Township, County, State and US Routes in Wood County are closed to non-emergency personnel. No one should be out during these conditions. Those traveling on the roadways may subject themselves to arrest. All employees should contact their employer to see if they should report to work as only employees designated by their employer as essential may go to work and only if their route is passable.


Tiger Boys Win Two over Weekend

both on the road………………………………..

Friday night the Tigers traveled to Riverdale High School. Final score: 62-54

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Leading the Tigers: (R=rebounds, A=assists, S= steals)

L.Gazarek-13 points, 6 R, 1 A, 1 S
T. Durfey-13 points, 2 R, 1 S
J. Hagemyer-10 points, 6 R, 1 A 2 S
C. Naugle-10 points, 1 R, 2 A, 3 S
B. Rader-9 points, 8 R, 4 A, 2 S
A.Flores-5 points, 5 R, 3 A, 3 S
N. Cotterman-2 points, 3 R, 1 A

Riverdale had 9 total rebounds-5 offensive and 4 defensive
North Baltimore had 32 total rebounds-9 offensive and 23 defensive.

On Saturday, NB traveled to Holgate, winning again 57-35.

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Leading the NB Tigers: (R=rebounds, A=assists, S= steals)

L. Gazarek-15 points, 6R
J. Hagemyer-14 points, 2R, 2A
A. Flores-11 points, 2 S
T. Durfey-5 points, 1R,3A,2S
B. Rader-4 points, 3R,1A,4S
C. Naugle-4 points, 2R, 2A, 3S
A. Snyder-2 points,
N. Cotterman, 2 points, 2R

Holgate had 10 total rebounds-4 offensive, 6 defensive
NB had 16 total rebounds-6 offensive and 10 defensive

The boys play at home Friday night vs. Hopewell Loudon

NAMI Newsletter – Jan. 2018

NAMI Wood County, Cable-Lite – January 2018

NAMI Wood County, Cable-Lite
What’s New!
The new class dates are now being set for the winter season!
Hearts and Minds, January 12, 2018.
Education Night, is scheduled for February 8th on the topic of eat disorders, not to be missed!
WRAP, The next 2 day workshop is scheduled for February 22 and 23!
Family To Family, Set to begin Monday, March 5th, 2018, and meet each Monday  until May 21!
Peer to Peer, Wednesdays, March 7th through May 9th4:00pm-6:00pm, At NAMI Wood County

Annual Dinner, has been scheduled for April 16, 2018! Stay tuned for more info!
Golf Outing, has been scheduled for June 8, stay tuned for more details!
NAMI Support Groups:
NAMI Family Support Group, is a peer-led support group for family members, caregivers and loved ones of individuals living with mental illness. Groups generally meet on a monthly basis. Read more…
NAMI Connections, is a recovery support group program for adults living with mental illness. Your group will provide respect, understanding, encouragement and hope. This relaxed approach can support you as you share the challenges and success of coping with mental illness. Read more…
**For questions or sign-up write info@namiwoodcounty.org or call
Tai Chi to Resume after the Holidays…
Tai Chi at Carter Farm will resume on January 16th, after the holidays. Stay tuned to your Remind App texts for helpful info on how to keep up your practice! Texts will go out once per week at our regular meeting time.
Update: An additional Tai Chi class is being added the 4th Thursday of each month at Otterbein Portage Valley near Pemberville starting January 25th!
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Winter Weather Alert!
An important message from the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services.  Read more>>

NAMI National: NAMI Gets Four Stars From Charity Navigator

NAMI has received a 4-star rating from Charity Navigator. This rating shows that NAMI adheres to best practices and fulfills our mission in a financially efficient way.
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Local Events
Black Swamp Ice Frogs Fundraiser:


03 February, 2018 Start Time:4:00 p.m. End Time:7:00 p.m.Location:First United Methodist Church, 1526 East Wooster Street Bowling Green 43402, Read more>>

“Access Denied: Food Deserts and Disability in Mississippi”: Film screening of “Access Denied: Food Deserts and Disability in Mississippi” Date: 11 January, 2018, Start Time: 4:30 pm. Read more>>

eBay Basics: Join WCDPL’s Marnie Pratt for this fun and informative program. Jan. 25, 10:30am. Read more>>
Quote of the week

“Happiness is not something you postpone for the future; it is something you design for the present.” -Jim Rohn
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6 in 10 Ohio adults favor raising minimum age to buy tobacco to 21

half support increasing tax on cigarettes…………………

CINCINNATI. Jan 4, 2018. According to the 2017 Ohio Health Issues Poll (OHIP), sponsored by Interact for Health, nearly six in 10 Ohio adults (58 percent) reported that they favored legislation to raise the minimum legal age to buy tobacco products from 18 to 21. This is slightly more than in 2016, when 53 percent of adults favored such a law. “Raising the minimum legal age to buy tobacco products is likely to delay young adults from starting to smoke and, in the long run, reduce smoking-related health problems,” explains O’dell Moreno Owens, M.D., M.P.H., President/CEO, Interact for Health.

A majority of both Democrats and Republicans and just less than half of Independents favored raising the minimum legal age to buy tobacco to 21. Support for this policy varied by smoking status. Six in 10 adults who had never smoked (60 percent) and who used to smoke (61 percent) favored raising the minimum legal age. That compares with about half of adults who were current smokers (50 percent).


Half of Ohio adults support increasing tax on cigarettes

OHIP also asked Ohio adults if they favored or opposed a 65 cent per pack tax increase in the cost of cigarettes, a proposal under consideration at the time of the poll. More than half of Ohio adults (53 percent) favored a tax increase. About six in 10 Democrats (58 percent) and Republicans (60 percent) and four in 10 Independents (40 percent) favored this increase.


2 in 10 Ohio adults are current smokers, higher than nation

In 2017, 22 percent of Ohio adults reported being current smokers, the same as in 2016. An additional 23 percent were former smokers. This is higher than the 17 percent of adults nationwide who are current smokers, and much higher than the Healthy People 2020 goal of 12 percent.

More information about Ohioans’ views on tobacco policies, and other topics, is available at  www.interactforhealth.org/ohio-health-issues-poll.


About the Ohio Health Issues Poll

The 2017 Ohio Health Issues Poll (OHIP) is funded by Interact for Health. OHIP was conducted June 18 to July 30, 2017, by the Institute for Policy Research at the University of Cincinnati. A random sample of 836 adults from throughout Ohio was interviewed by telephone. This included 430 landline telephone interviews and 406 cell phone interviews. In 95 of 100 cases, statewide estimates will be accurate to ± 3.4%. There are other sources of variation inherent in public opinion studies, such as non-response, question wording, or context effects that can introduce error or bias. For more information about the Ohio Health Issues Poll, please visit www.interactforhealth.org/ohio-health-issues-poll.


About Interact for Health

Interact for Health builds healthy communities for all people. We serve as a catalyst for health and wellness by promoting healthy living through grants, education, research, policy and engagement. Interact for Health is an independent foundation that serves 20 counties in Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana. More information is available on our website, www.interactforhealth.org.

Source: Paige Drees, Rick Miller Communications