From NB Police

North Baltimore Citizens – In the last few days we have had a few UNLOCKED cars entered during the night time in the south end of town.

North Baltimore Citizens – In the last few days we have had a few UNLOCKED cars entered during the night time in the south end of town.

These cars where in the area of the 400 block of S. Tarr St, the 300 block of S. Main St, 300 block of S. Second St.

Please be sure to lock your vehicles and remove anything of value.

ALSO – Please call and report any suspicious persons out late at night.

Help us catch the person/s responsible. 419-257-2181

Thank you!

NB Pioneer Days Series III: A First-Person Account

I came to Hancock county, just south of North Baltimore, the site then of dense woods, about the 11th of November 1859 living on the farm now owned by your neighbor, L.S. Lyon.

NB Pioneer Days Series III: A First-Person Account

By Tom Boltz

In the late 1890s and early 1900s, George W. Wilkinson, the editor of the North Baltimore Beacon, encouraged elderly local residents to write about their experiences in the settling of Henry Township and the founding of North Baltimore, Ohio. He published their letters in a series of articles which he titled “Interesting Pioneer Sketches.”

The following article was written by William Henry Roberts (born 1832—died 1910). It describes the difficulties of the early settlers he personally knew in transforming Henry Township from Black Swamp wilderness into a settled community. This article is directly transcribed from the North Baltimore Beacon of July 26, 1901.

HOW THEY WENT TO MILL

In the 60’s—No Rubber Tired Buggies—Vanburen the Whole Thing

Proper Credit Given the B & O—Touching Incidents and References to Old

Time Neighbors by One Among Them

E. Beacon—In trying to comply with your request for a letter for the Beacon, I shall not pose as a historian but simply write a few lines, recollections as they come to me at this late date, at least late in my career.

I came to Hancock county, just south of North Baltimore, the site then of dense woods, about the 11th of November 1859 living on the farm now owned by your neighbor, L.S. Lyon. In 1861 I felled the trees from a small spot of ground large enough on which to erect a cabin on the farm on which I now reside. But I did not intend to write of myself, but more of the country then and its transformation from a wilderness and swamp to an agricultural country that is the pride of us all.

I remember once of coming along past Levi Thomas’, the road—forgive the expression—for it was on a rail through the woods. Levi and his good wife had corralled some large sycamore logs—within about four feet of their log cabin and were trying to get them in a heap, but will all their nerve it was too much of a task for them. At that time, it was along walk through the woods from my house over to Levi Thomas’s clearing. Now I can stand in my door and look over his large farm with its fine house and barn. He has hewed a fine farm from the wilderness is now the owner of nearly 400 acres if excellent land Levi in all those years of toil has been a good neighbor if not very ornamental—pardon us Levi.

Since I landed in the section the men and women that were the heads of families have nearly all passed to their reward. Commencing east of Vanburen and following the ridge to McComb, there are very few of the old settlers dotting the roadway. Their places are filled by boys of our early recollection, and even the frost of many winters are beginning to whiten their looks. At that time there were three or four buggies in the large stretch of country. Two horse wagons were good enough for these pioneers and may the pleasures in bumping over the corduroy roads. It is different now; each family had from one to four buggies, and so averse are they to the chucks and ruts, that nothing but rubber tires are acceptable.

In 1861 the country for mile around got mail, did their shopping, and repairing done at Vanburen. This included Henry and Bloom Townships of Wood County, and Cass and Allen, of Hancock. There was a post office near where Cygnet now stands, but the people had to go to Vanburen for milling and trading and largely got their mail there also. In the spring of the year, at times it was impassable and out of the question to get to mill with a wagon. The settlers, not belonging to the hibernating class—the bear and groundhog—would load a sack of corn of the hind carriage of the old farm wagon and strike out for Van, generally getting home sober to while the time sitting on the fence till the process of evaporation drank up the water. I think that nine-tenths of the people of Allen and Henry Townships are newcomers since these historic days and as large a percent of the tillable land, excepting the ridges that run through this part of the country have been cleared at the same time. Up to 1873 these good honest people thought that all there was in life was living, and with few exceptions, made no effort to ditch or clear their land. But when the surveyor for the B&O came along, they began to look peart, got off the fence, and were more careful of the seat of their pants. Soon there was sale for timber. What was sold at this time was hauled up to Findlay—some from north of Hammansburg in the shape of stave bolts and hoop holes. The B&O was the leaven that gave a boost to the country, and the young men were not slow to catch on and keep the ball a rolling: Such me as Levi Thomas, Harrison Downs, Lloyd Weisel, J. D. Burrell and don’t forget one of God’s noblemen, the late E. M. Heminger. Sad to think some of the good young men of long ago are not here, some have gone to other states and some to their reward. I remember of once reading some verses like this:

“Among the pines that overlook

Stone River’s rocky bed,

Ohio knows full many a son

There numbered among the dead.

I think perhaps I have written enough to at least start someone, and I hope many, to give their recollections of the past, History makes itself, but men must record it for the use and gratification of little “kids” that make your streets so merry when school has closed for the day.

W. H. Roberts

NB Troop #315 March Newsletter

Camp Alaska starts Friday – – – Summer camp details and preparation underway

Pictures from Winter Camp at Miakonda 2018
Check out these Camp pics from February Winter Camp
Camp Alaska
We will be leaving the scout house for Camp Berry on Friday, March 2 @ 6:00pm.    We will return on Sunday, March 4 at 9:30 to 10:00am ish.  Most scouts have ambitiously said they are going out and doing the 24 hr survival part of the weekend and we will send them off after breakfast Saturday morning.  No uniforms needed ;  Their requirements are
 
Hike 1/4 mile out to their site with their gear
 
build a shelter / sleep in it
 
cook all their meals over their own heat source ( fire, camp stove, etc.)
 

last the 24 hours time duration

 
Scouts can buddy up with a fellow scout for the outing. 
 
Scouts will need a tarp, rope, layers of clothing, extra socks, food/ water for themselves, pocket knife , matches,  sleeping bag, mess kits all packed in a hiking back pack fashion.  They will be eating 3 meals at their camp site
 
The troop has rented a cabin nearby and will have it heated and staffed in case a scout or scouts decide not to endure the challenge.  Scouts may also opt out of the survival and just cabin camp for the weekend.  either way.  we have the entire Camp Berry grounds for the weekend
 
There is no cost for this camp and Friday meal / Saturday breakfast will be served.  In the event we have multiple scouts who chose to cabin camp.  We’ll have food for them to cook. 
 
Adult Leaders attending are,  Tim Brown, Ed Kaman, Shawn Benjamin, Antheny Morrison & whoever else wants to brave the cold. 
Blue & Gold
Cub Scout Pack 372 is having their Blue and Gold and Webelos crossover ceremony on
March 4.@ 6:00pm.  Our troop will be there for the bridge crossing ceremony in full Class A uniform with sash & hat.  Location:   American legion.   There are 6 Webelos 2 scouts who may join our troop. 
First Aid Meet
 
Attention All Boy Scouts,  Webelos –   Van leaves scouthouse at 6:40pm  Friday
We have rescheduled the Annual Wood District First Aid Meet for Friday, March 9th
St. Mark’s Lutheran Church Gym
315 S. College Ave. Bowling Green, Ohio 43402
Registration begins at 7pm, program begins at 7:30pm
 
This is a great opportunity to review and practice your First Aid and lifesaving skills in realistic scenarios. All of the skills and scenarios will be in line with the information available in the current Boy Scout handbook and the First Aid merit badge book.
 
Summer camp details and preparation
 
Camp Frontier Leaders Guide   https://www.psrweb.org/LeaderGuide
 
Camp Berry Leaders Guide   http://www.blackswampbsa.org/camping/boy-scout-camping/63247
 
Here’s a recap of my summer camp reminder from last newsletter.  Camp is just 3 months away.  and early bird payment is due by May 1st approx. 60 days.  Don’t let these dates get away from you.I would recommend all first year campers to attend Camp Berry due to its great Baden Powell program for first year campers but you can attend either or both
 
Scouts from our troop will have 3 ways to enjoy camp in 2018.  1:)  Pioneer Scout reservation from June 17 thru 23 in Pioneer Ohio   Cost 287.00    Option 2:)  Camp Berry in Findlay July 1st thru 7th.  Cost 295.00  Option 3:)   2 weeks of camp, going to both Berry and Pioneer   Cost – $582.00   Either way you choose,  We can also do a pre payment plan into your accounts to spread out paying for camp.  All prices are based on Early bird registration paying  before May 1st. 
 
Parents may attend camp but here are the requirements.  You need to be a registered adult leader with a BSA physical completed,  Cost is $107.00 for yourself.   National requires all adults to be registered, background checked and have taken Youth Protection training before attending resident camp.
 
BSA Physical requirement for all scouts and adults who attend resident camp and are required every year.  You have until June 1st to have this completed and it works best if there is a sports physical being done or annual check up you can include this on.  Here is the link to a PDF version you can fill out and take to your doctor.
 
Personal Finance Merit Badge
 
We will be working on this merit badge through March and maybe a little of April.  All scouts will learn about money, banking, stocks, and lending .  There will be a take home projects that involves household spending and major purchase.
Merit Badge Sign up  will be in the last 2 weeks of April for both camps.  Take a look at the leaders guides and there will be a section on available merit badges and times they are held.  We will work on them and have a parents summer camp Q & A night towards the end of April at the meeting
Final Speech of Sir. Robert Baden Powell before his death
“If you have ever seen the play Peter Pan you will remember how the pirate chief was always making his dying speech because he was afraid that possibly when the time came for him to die he might not have time to get it off his chest. It is much the same with me, and so, although I am not at this moment dying, I shall be doing so one of these days and I want to send you a parting word of goodbye.

Remember, it is the last you will ever hear from me, so think it over.

I have had a most happy life and I want each one of you to have as happy a life too.

I believe that God put us in this jolly world to be happy and enjoy life. Happiness doesn’t come from being rich, nor merely from being successful in your career, nor by self-indulgence. One step towards happiness is to make yourself healthy and strong while you are a boy, so that you can be useful and so can enjoy life when you are a man.

Nature study will show you how full of beautiful and wonderful things God has made the world for you to enjoy. Be contented with what you have got and make the best of it. Look on the bright side of things instead of the gloomy one.

But the real way to get happiness is by giving out happiness to other people. Try and leave this world a little better than you found it and when your turn come to die, you can die happy in feeling that at any rate you have not wasted your time but have done your best. “Be Prepared” in this way, to live happy and to die happy – stick to your Scout promise always – even after you have ceased to be a boy – and God help you do it.”  

 
Shawn Benjamin
nbtroop315@aol.com

TODAY: Lenten Lunch at St. James in NB

The meal, which begins with a Lenten devotion, is part of the ministry of NBACM (North Baltimore Area Cooperative Ministry).

The public is invited to “Community Lenten Lunch” on Wednesday, February 28, from noon to 1:00 p.m. at St. James United Methodist (201 South Second Street) in North Baltimore.

The meal, which begins with a Lenten devotion, is part of the ministry of NBACM (North Baltimore Area Cooperative Ministry).

There is no cost for the meal. Participants are invited to give an offering for the ministries of NBACM including our “Community Food Pantry.”

“Lenten Soup & Sandwich” at St. Luke’s

The sermon will be “The Hands of Lent,” the third in a series about the meaning of Lent.

“Lenten Soup & Sandwich” will be served on Wednesday, February 28, at St. Luke’s Lutheran Church in North Baltimore, at 6:15 p.m.

Lenten worship begins at 7:00 p.m. The sermon will be “The Hands of Lent,” the third in a series about the meaning of Lent.

Tiger Boys Begin Basketball Tournament Play Friday

The North Baltimore High School Boys Basketball team open OHSAA Tournament play in the Findlay District, at Ottawa-Glandorf High School.

The North Baltimore High School Boys Basketball team open OHSAA Tournament play in the Findlay District, at Ottawa-Glandorf High School.

NB the #3 seed, will play Columbus Grove (10-13), the #5 seed, at 8 pm, in Ottawa, for the Sectional Championship. “Grove” beat Arcadia (3-20) in the 1st round Tuesday night,  71-36.

NB Custom Cuts SPECIALS Feb. 26

North Baltimore’s own butcher shop out at NB Custom Cuts on Insley Rd. Just off I – 75 at the Eagleville Road Exit.

North Baltimore’s own butcher shop out at NB Custom Cuts on Insley Rd. Just off I – 75 at the Eagleville Road Exit.

10% OFF for Senior Citizens on Tuesdays!

2 FREE Chicken Leg Quaters with $25 purchase

Ground Daily!!!
Fresh Ground Beef
– 85% LEAN –
$4.59#

USDA Choice English Roast – $5.49# (boneless)

USDA Choice Chuck Roast – Bone-In – $4.89#

All Natural Boneless Chicken Breasts – $2.89#

All Natural Chicken Thighs – $1.29#

All Natural Chicken Drumsticks – $1.29#

Boneless Pork Chops – $3.99#

Boneless Pork Loin Roast – $3.99#

Walnut Creek Natural Casing Hot Dogs – $5.99#

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

Freezer Bundles
Beef – Pork & Combo Packs

Call today for details!
419-257-3529

Order your Easter Ham
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WHOLE Walnut Creek
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 We Accept:
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NB Board of Ed. Meets Tonight _ Feb. 27

NORTH BALTIMORE LOCAL SCHOOLS
BOARD OF EDUCATION
NORTH BALTIMORE MIDDLE/HIGH SCHOOL
2012 Tiger Dr.

February 27, 2018
6:00 PM

REGULAR AGENDA

NORTH BALTIMORE LOCAL SCHOOLS
BOARD OF EDUCATION
NORTH BALTIMORE MIDDLE/HIGH SCHOOL
2012 Tiger Dr.

February 27, 2018
6:00 PM

REGULAR AGENDA

This meeting is a meeting of the Board of Education in public for the purpose of conducting the School District’s business and is not to be considered a public community meeting.

1. Call to Order

2. Pledge of Allegiance

3. Roll Call _____Mrs. Thomas
_____Mrs. Bushey
_____Mr. Archer
_____Mrs. Byrd
_____Mr. Sharninghouse

4. Make adjustments and corrections to the agenda as needed.

Exhibit 1
5. Approve the January Organizational meeting minutes and the _____Mrs. Thomas
January 10, 2018 regular meeting minutes. _____Mrs. Bushey
_____Mr. Archer
_____Mrs. Byrd
_____Mr. Sharninghouse
Motion_____________ Seconded______________ Vote________

OPPORTUNITY TO ADDRESS THE BOARD A pamphlet is provided at the board meeting for members of the community to review the proper procedure to address both agenda and non-agenda items. Please review this pamphlet before making any statements to the Board. After being recognized by the President, please provide your name and address to the Treasurer. Please limit your comments to three minutes.

RECOGNITION OF VISITORS –

News Media
The Courier – Eric Schaadt
The Sentinel – Marie Thomas
NB Xpress – Jeff Miklovic/Sue Miklovic
NB News – Bonnie KnaggsPage Two – 2/27/18

TREASURER’S REPORT/TREASURER’S CORNER
Exhibit 2
1. Approve the monthly financial statements for December and January. _____Mrs. Thomas
_____Mrs. Bushey
_____Mr. Archer
_____Mrs. Byrd
_____Mr. Sharninghouse
Motion_____________ Seconded______________ Vote________
Exhibit 3
2. Approve the Amended Official Certificate of Estimated Resources from _____Mrs. Thomas
the Wood County Budget Commission for the fiscal year beginning _____Mrs. Bushey
July 1, 2018 as presented. _____Mr. Archer _____Mrs. Byrd
_____Mr. Sharninghouse
Motion_____________ Seconded______________ Vote________
Exhibit 4
3. Approve the resolution accepting the amounts and rates as determined by _____Mrs. Thomas
the Wood County Budget Commission and authorizing the necessary _____Mrs. Bushey
tax levies and certifying them to the county auditor as presented. _____Mr. Archer _____Mrs. Byrd
_____Mr. Sharninghouse
Motion_____________ Seconded______________ Vote________

ADMINISTRATIVE REPORTS
Superintendent’s Report: Mr. Ryan Delaney
Principal’s Reports:
MS/HS Principal – Dr. Falkenstein
Elementary Principal – Mr. Lange

SUPERINTENDENT’S RECOMMENDATIONS

1. Approve a three year administrative contract to Mark Lange _____Mrs. Thomas
as Elementary Principal, beginning August 1, 2018 and ending on July 31, _____Mrs. Bushey
2021, with a base salary of $77,367.46 for 210 days per year. _____Mr. Archer
_____Mrs. Byrd
_____Mr. Sharninghouse
Motion_____________ Seconded______________ Vote_______¬¬¬__
Exhibit 5
2. Approve a Paternity Leave of absence for Jeffrey Gregorsok, beginning _____Mrs. Thomas
Approximately April 14, 2018 for 10 consecutive days following. _____Mrs. Bushey
_____Mr. Archer
_____Mrs. Byrd
_____Mr. Sharninghouse
Motion_____________ Seconded______________ Vote_______¬¬¬__

Page Three – 2/27/18

3. Approve the following supplemental contracts for the 2017-18 school _____Mrs. Thomas
year at the appropriate step, pending proper certification and _____Mrs. Bushey
required background checks. _____Mr. Archer
_____Mrs. Byrd _____Mr. Sharninghouse
Type I

Zachary Walls Head Football Coach Step 5
Ali Baker Head Volleyball Coach Step 1
Amy Lee JV Volleyball Coach Step 4
Allan Knepper (AJ) MS Boys Track Step 1
Shea Barnett MS Girls Track Step 1
Bradlee Rowlinson Assistant Boys Varsity Track Step 5
Shawn Watson Weight Room Volunteer

Motion_____________ Seconded______________ Vote_______¬¬¬__

4. Approve the following classified substitutes on an as needed basis at _____Mrs. Thomas
step 0 of the current salary scheduled, pending proper certification and _____Mrs. Bushey
required background checks. _____Mr. Archer
_____Mrs. Byrd Linda Woods Aide _____Mr. Sharninghouse
John Harden Aide – Cafeteria – Custodial
Christopher Naugle Aide-Bus Driver – Cafeteria – Custodial

Motion_________ Seconded ___________ Vote_________
Exhibit 5
5. Approve an agreement with Owens Community College Credit Plus _____Mrs. Thomas
Program for the 2018-19 school year as presented. _____Mrs. Bushey
_____Mr. Archer
_____Mrs. Byrd _____Mr. Sharninghouse
Motion_________ Seconded ___________ Vote___________
Exhibit 6
6. Approve an agreement with Bowling Green State University College _____Mrs. Thomas
Credit Plus Program for the 2018-19 school year as presented. _____Mrs. Bushey
_____Mr. Archer
_____Mrs. Byrd _____Mr. Sharninghouse
Motion_________ Seconded ___________ Vote___________

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Exhibit 7
7. Approve an agreement with the Northwest Ohio Educational Service _____Mrs. Thomas
Center for Visually Impaired Services for the 2018-19 school year on _____Mrs. Bushey
an as needed basis. _____Mr. Archer
_____Mrs. Byrd _____Mr. Sharninghouse
Motion_________ Seconded ___________ Vote___________

BOARD COMMITTEE REPORTS

Athletic/Recreation Council

Superintendent’s Advisory Council

Policy Committee

Technology/Planning & Resource Committee

OTHER BOARD BUSINESS

Page Five – 2/27/18

Motion to move to Executive Session for the purpose(s) of: _____Mrs. Thomas
_____Mrs. Bushey
_____Mr. Archer
Time Out: ________ Time In:__________ _____Mrs. Byrd
_____Mr. Sharninghouse

___X_a) consideration of the appointment, employment, dismissal, discipline, promotion,
demotion or compensation of an employee, student, or school official or to investigate charges
or complaints against such person, unless said person requests a public hearing.

_____b) Consideration of the purchase of property for public purposes or the sale of property at
competitive bidding.

_____c) Conferences with an attorney involving pending or imminent court action.

_____d) Preparing for, conducting, or reviewing negotiations with employees regarding their compensation
or other terms and conditions of their employment.

_____e) Matters required to be kept confidential by federal law or rules or state statues.

_____f) Specialized details of security.

_____g) To discuss confidential information related to an applicant for economic development assistance,
or negotiations with other political subdivisions respecting such requests for economic development
assistance.

Motion__________ Seconded__________ Vote___________

Motion to Adjourn

Time:______ _____Mrs. Thomas
_____Mrs. Bushey
_____Mr. Archer
_____Mrs. Byrd
_____Mr. Sharninghouse
Motion__________ Seconded__________ Vote___________

Note:
1) Please review for policy updates.
2) Check all contract/ agreements against the auditors list per ORC Section 9.24 of the ORC and for any findings against vendors over $25,000.
3) Check for 412 Certificates
4) Check for Homeland Security – Check Expenditures over $100,000 annually

NB Kindergarten Registration Start This Week

Kindergarten registration for North Baltimore Local Schools starts March 1st!

Kindergarten registration for North Baltimore Local Schools starts March 1st!

Any child five of age by August 1st, may register.

Registration is taking place at the Board of Ed. Admin Offices on South Main Street.

You will need the following for registering your child:

  • child’s birth certificate,
  • Social Security card,
  • Parent/guardian driver’s license,
  • two proof of residency,
  • immunization records
  • custody papers (if applicable).

If you have questions, contact Kelly West at 419-257-3531. Thanks!

NB Men’s League Results – Feb. 25

Two teams were eliminated this week in the North Baltimore Dick Clark Men’s Basketball League Tournamnet, with the Championship Game set for next Sunday, March 4…

The North Baltimore Dick Clark Men’s Basketball League Championship Game is set for next Sunday, March 4…

#6 Wymers Impact Cleaning will play #1 Reineke Family Dealership at 12:15 on Sunday, March 4. (Admission is FREE)

In this week’s (Feb. 25) action:

Game #1

Patterson Sanitation: 68

Reineke Family Dealership: 60

Leading scorers for Patterson Sanitation:

Lane Bishop with 28

Jacob Frost with 17

Leading scorers for Reineke Family Dealership:

Levi Newcomer with 16

Nick Brossia with 15

Game #2

Reineke Family Dealership: 61

Miller Insurance: 58

Leading scorers for Reineke Family Dealership:

Cody Pelton with 24

Nick Brossia with 9

Leading scorers for Miller Insurance:

Clinton Ebright with 17

Brody Naugle with 13

Records After Week 12:

  1. Reineke Family Dealership: 11-3
  2. Wymers Impact Cleaning: 7-5
  3. Miller Insurance: 7-6
  4. Patterson Sanitation: 4-9

After this week of tournament games, Miller Insurance and Patterson Sanitation have been eliminated. 

Next week’s schedule for 03-4-2018:

12:15: #6 Wymers Impact Cleaning vs. #1 Reineke Family Dealership