Latta Statement on Senate Democrats’ Vote to Shut Down the Government

A Senate cloture vote on legislation to keep the government open failed by a vote of 50 to 49…………

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Bob Latta (R-Bowling Green) released the following statement after a Senate cloture vote on legislation to keep the government open failed by a vote of 50 to 49. Sixty votes were needed to advance the legislation. Latta voted to pass the legislation in the House yesterday.

 

“The failure by the Senate to keep the government open is bad for the country, it’s bad for our military, and it’s bad for the nearly nine million children that rely on the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP),” said Latta. “Despite this funding bill consisting of provisions they’ve previously supported, Senate Democrats have nonetheless decided to irresponsibly vote to shut the government down. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer said in 2013 that a shutdown is the “politics of idiocy, of confrontation, of paralysis,” but now he is leading the charge to stop legislation that would keep the government open.

 

“Compounding their vote for a government shutdown is the fact that this bill would extend CHIP for six years. The House previously voted for a CHIP extension, but it was not taken up in the Senate. Enough is enough – we need to fund this critical program that supports more than 200,000 children in Ohio.

 

“I encourage the Senate to continue to work to find a solution, but the easiest fix is right in front of them. They need to stop playing politics and vote to pass the House bill.”

BROWN CALLS ON REPUBLICAN-CONTROLLED CONGRESS NOT TO SHUT GOVERNMENT DOWN

Senator Supporting Short-Term Extension to Keep Government Open, Keep Both Sides Working to Strike Long-Term Solution………

 

 

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) is calling on Republican leaders – who control both houses of Congress and the White House – not to shut down the government. Brown is urging Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) to keep the government open by passing a short-term continuing resolution for a few days, so both sides can stay at the table and continue working to reach a bipartisan deal. Senate Republicans have also called for a short-term bill to allow negotiations to continue (here).

 

If the Republican Leader forces the government to shut down by refusing to negotiate, it will be the first time the government experiences a full shutdown and furlough of federal workers with one party controlling the White House and Congress.

 

The latest one-month bill proposed by House Republicans is the fourth stop-gap spending measure Republicans have proposed since September – creating dangerous uncertainty for the military, the economy and Ohio families. Brown says it’s critical both sides stay at the table and keep working for a long-term deal so Ohioans don’t have to endure the same uncertainty again a month from now.

 

“We have the opportunity to reach a bipartisan deal, and we owe it to the people we work for to keep working until we get the job done,” said Brown. “The uncertainty created by Republican leadership in Washington is hurting Ohio businesses, jeopardizing our military readiness, and forcing too many families to live in fear – whether it’s fear their children will lose health insurance, fear the retirement they worked for will be taken away, or fear they will be ripped away from the only home they’ve ever known – enough is enough. Leader McConnell must keep the government open and allow us to pass a solution that gives Ohio businesses, military installations and families the certainty they deserve.”

 

Brown, who has been imploring Republican leaders for months to extend the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), criticized Republican leaders for using Ohio kids as political leverage. He plans to move to take up and pass a CHIP bill with no strings attached immediately.

 

“These are not bargaining chips, they are 209,000 Ohio kids who are depending on us to do our jobs. Republican leaders must stop holding CHIP hostage to their failed budget process and allow a vote to extend children’s healthcare immediately,” said Brown.

 

Brown introduced a bipartisan, five-year CHIP extension in September 2017 and passed it out of the Finance Committee in October. He has repeatedly called on Republican leaders to take it up and pass it since then and Republican leaders have refused time and time again.

NB Staff Selects “Student of the Month” for January

Julian Hagemyer plans to attend BGSU after his graduation this spring…………………………

Congratulations to NBHS Senior Julian Hagemyer, on his selection as Student of the month for January. The NB Staff made the selection.
North Baltimore staff elected Julian Hagemyer to be student of the month for January.  Julian is a member of National Honor Society, student council, and has been an accomplished athlete in basketball, baseball, and football during his tenure at NBHS (receiving 2nd team BVC honors in basketball as a junior).  He also gives back to the local community through his participation in our high school volunteer organization (Paws for a Cause).  After he graduates this coming May, Julian plans to attend Bowling Green State University.
 

Lutheran Church News

“I Will Teach You” is Pastor Ralph Mineo’s sermon topic

St. Luke’s Lutheran Church, North Baltimore

“I Will Teach You” is Pastor Ralph Mineo’s sermon topic at St. Luke’s Lutheran Church in North Baltimore on Sunday, January 21 at 10:15 a.m. The sermon is based on the story of Jesus calling disciples to “fish for people.”

Sunday School for all ages begins at 9:00 a.m.

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St. John’s Lutheran Church, McComb

“I Will Teach You” is Pastor Ralph Mineo’s sermon topic at St. John’s Lutheran Church in McComb on Sunday, January 21 at 8:00 a.m. The sermon is based on the story of Jesus calling disciples to “fish for people.”

Following worship, the congregation will hold its Annual Meeting to elect Church Council members and set the budget for 2018. The meeting will conclude with the installation of the 2018 Church Council.

Sunday School begins at 9:15 a.m. A joint adult Sunday School is with the McComb United Methodist Church.

Notice to Wood County Dog Owners

Matthew Oestreich, Wood County Auditor reminds dog owners that January 31, is the deadline for 2018 dog registrations.

Notice to Wood County Dog Owners

Matthew Oestreich, Wood County Auditor reminds dog owners that January 31, is the deadline for 2018 dog registrations.

A registration fee of $14.00 must be paid with the application for each dog registered.  The information necessary for registration is age, sex, spayed or neutered, color, length of hair, breed of the dog and the name, address and phone number of the owner.  A kennel fee of $70.00 must be paid with the application for each kennel registered and additional tags are available for $1.00 each for kennels with more than five dogs.

**RECENT CHANGE**  Dogs may be registered for a 1 year or 3 year term or a permanent license (for the dog’s life). When completing the application, choose your “Term” (1 Year, 3 Year or Permanent).  The 3 Year and Permanent License may only be purchased by mail or in person at the Wood County Auditor’s Office.

Fees are:
1 Year License =$14.00,
3 Year License =$42.00
Permanent License =$140.00.  No Refunds Permitted

Penalty fees will be collected on registrations received after January 31, in the amount equal to the registration fee for each type of license.  Therefore the penalty would be $14.00 for regular licenses and $70.00 for kennel licenses in addition to the regular registration fee.

Persons acquiring dogs after January 31 have 30 days after the date of acquisition or the date that the dog reaches three months of age to register with the Auditor’s Office.

The 2018 dog registration may be filed by mail, in person, or on the internet.  When mailing the application please include the license fee, dog information (as stated above) and a self-addressed stamped envelope for return of the license with a postmark of January 3l or before.  Licenses can be purchased in person at the Wood County Auditor’s Office, 2nd floor of the county office building between 8:30 and 4:30 Monday thru Friday or at the Wood County Dog Shelter. Internet applications may be made at http://dogtags.co.wood.oh.us/ and does require an additional $2.00 processing fee per license which goes to the online firm processing the credit card purchase.  Please do not send cash with your mail-in application.  If you have questions regarding a dog license please contact 419-354-9150.

The Wood County District Board of Health has adopted a regulation requiring all dogs be immunized against rabies. Please provide the rabies information in the application process.

Mail applications to:

Matthew Oestreich
Wood County Auditor
One Courthouse Square
PO Box 368
Bowling Green, OH  43402

Dog License Form Jan. 2018

Church News for Sunday, January 21, 2018

Bairdstown and Good Shepherd United Methodist churches……………………

Church of the Good Shepherd United Methodist

 

Church of the Good Shepherd United Methodist will celebrate the Second Sunday after the Epiphany January 21, with worship beginning at 10:15 a.m.  Rev. Susan Kronbach will preach ”Called and Sent!” from Mark 1:14-20.  Sunday School for youth and adults begins at 9:15 a.m.  Sunday School for the children is held during worship, after the Children’s Moments.

 

Other activities at the church this week include choir practice each Wednesday evening at 7:00 p.m.

Bairdstown United Methodist Church

 

The Bairdstown United Methodist Church will celebrate the Second Sunday after the Epiphany on Sunday, January 21, with worship beginning at 9:15 a.m.  Rev. Susan Kronbach will preach from Mark 1:14:20 – “Called and Sent!”   Sunday School class is held immediately following worship.  Please plan to join us as you are able!