At the Virginia Theater This Weekend

The weather won’t warm up… might as well grab the kids or grand kids and head to the movie in downtown North Baltimore this weekend!

The weather won’t warm up… might as well grab the kids or grand kids and head to the movie in downtown North Baltimore this weekend!

Set at the dawn of time, when prehistoric creatures and woolly mammoths roamed the earth, Early Man tells the story of Dug, along with sidekick Hognob as they unite his tribe against a mighty enemy Lord Nooth and his Bronze Age City to save their home.

IN 2D 


MARCH 16-17-18, 2018


Spring-like Severe Weather Hits Ohio Early

Severe Weather Awareness Week is March 18-24……………

COLUMBUS, OH – Spring officially begins on March 20, but Ohio and other states in the Midwest received a good dose of spring-like severe weather last month. Continuous heavy rains and severe storms started on February 18, causing many Ohio rivers to flood and crest well above their flood stages. Flooding occurred in multiple Ohio counties, most notably those along the Ohio River.

On February 24, Governor John R. Kasich declared a State of Emergency for 17 counties due to severe flooding. Other notable severe weather events last month include:

  • February 26 – Due to significant rain, a large rock slide occurs in Chesapeake, OH (Lawrence County), closing all lanes of State Route 7. No cars were damaged; no injuries reported.
  • February 25 – The National Weather Service (NWS) confirmed an EF1 tornado in Hamersville, OH (Brown County). No injuries reported.
  • February 25 – The NWS confirmed an EF1 tornado in Felicity, OH (Clermont County). No injuries reported.
  • According to the NWS, February 20 was recorded as the hottest February day in Ohio history. Cincinnati topped out at 79 degrees; Columbus reached 77 degrees; Dayton, 75 degrees; Cleveland, 73 degrees; and Toledo, 69 degrees.

In a coordinated effort with the Ohio Committee for Severe Weather Awareness (OCSWA), Gov. Kasich is proclaiming March 18-24 as Severe Weather Awareness Weekand encourages all Ohioans to learn what to do to protect themselves from spring and summer weather hazards and home emergencies.

“Ohio has gone full circle with severe weather hazards over the last four months,” said Sima Merick, executive director of Ohio EMA. “We’ve had a record-making November day with 17 tornadoes; six of which were the strength of EF2. We’ve had winter storms that created blizzard conditions; a record day of heat in February, and major flooding of Ohio rivers.

“If you haven’t already prepared for weather emergencies, Spring Severe Weather Awareness Week would be the ideal time. Have emergency plans for the different hazards that can occur. Conduct tornado and fire safety drills. Make emergency supply kits for your home, your car, or in case you need to evacuate. Consider purchasing flood insurance.”

As part of Severe Weather Awareness Week, as coordinated by OCSWA, the state of Ohio will participate in a statewide tornado drill and test its Emergency Alert System (EAS) on Wednesday, March 21 at 9:50 a.m. During this time, Ohio counties will sound and test their outdoor warning sirens. Schools, businesses and households are encouraged to practice their tornado drills and emergency plans.

What Can Ohioans Do During Severe Weather Awareness Week?

  • Prepare for Weather and Home Emergencies. Homes, schools and businesses should update their safety/ communications plans. Practice tornado and fire drills. Replenish supplies in emergency kits. Be informed – Know the risks about the different disasters and hazards that can affect families where they live, work and go to school.
  • Know Ohio’s Weather Hazards. Ohio’s spring and summer weather hazards include tornadoes, thunderstorms, floods, and even snowstorms through early spring. Visit the OCSWA website: to view current Ohio weather and to review severe weather safety and preparedness information.
  • Know Tornado and Other Weather Terms. Ensure that everyone knows the difference between a Tornado Watch and a Tornado Warning. A tornado watch means conditions are favorable for the development of tornadoes. A tornado warning is issued when a tornado is imminent or occurring. If a tornado warning is issued for your area, do not stop to take photos or shoot video. Seek safe shelter immediately.

During tornado drills or actual tornado warnings, remember to DUCK!

  • D – Go DOWN to the lowest level, stay away from windows
  • U – Get UNDER something (such as a basement staircase or heavy table or desk)
  • C – COVER your head
  • K – KEEP in shelter until the storm has passed

Many Ohio counties have outdoor warning sirens that sound during severe storm and tornado warnings. During storm watches or warnings, listen to your NOAA Weather Radio or your local news for up-to-date weather information.

People also receive notification of severe weather and other emergencies through their cellphones and mobile devices. Wireless Emergency Alerts (WEA) are emergency texts sent by authorized government alerting authorities. WEAs can notify you of extreme weather warnings, local emergencies requiring evacuation or immediate action, AMBER Alerts, and Presidential Alerts.

Village Income Tax Help From CCA 2018

The Village of North Baltimore has a one percent tax on earned income, regardless of where it is earned. The tax is administered by CCA in Cleveland.

The Village of North Baltimore has a one percent tax on earned income, regardless of where it is earned. The tax is administered by CCA in Cleveland.

CCA will be in the village for Tax Payer Assistance on:

  • Saturday, March 24, 2018, 9 am – 1 pm
  • and Friday April 13, 2018 3 pm – 8 pm.

You can visit Village Website or Central Collection Agency for more information.

Cleveland Office

CCA – Division of Taxation
205 West Saint Clair Ave
Cleveland, Ohio 44113-1503
Office Hours:
Mon – Fri, 7:30 AM – 4:30 PM
Walk-in Taxpayer Assistance, no appointment necessary.

5 Ways to Refresh Your Home for Spring

A spring refresh is about more than just decluttering and cleaning, it’s about giving new life to your home……………….

(Family Features) Spring is a time for renewal and awakenings. It’s also the perfect time to take your cues from Mother Nature and devise a plan to reduce and reimagine your way to a refreshing, updated home you can fully enjoy once more.

Reorganize cluttered areas
If a room (or rooms) in your house are in disarray, start by reorganizing those often-used spaces to give them a like-new look and feel. Begin by removing everything from the room – including the furniture, if you’re able – and separate your belongings into boxes or piles based on what you plan to put back in the room, move to another location and throw away or donate. Once you’ve cleaned the space, resituate the necessary furniture then place items you’re keeping back in their places in tidy fashion so they’re easy to locate.

Eliminate the extras
While you’re freshening up the house, it’s the perfect time to purge unwanted and unused items, but remember that items in good condition can actually do good for those in need. By donating clothing, electronics, furniture, household goods and vehicles to be sold in The Salvation Army Family and Thrift Stores, you can help transform lives in your local community. A good rule of thumb: if you haven’t used it in the last year and it doesn’t have special sentimental value, it’s probably time to let it go.

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Get rid of grime
A whole season’s worth of dirt and dust accumulates during the cold winter months. A deep clean inside and out can restore your home to its former glory. Inside, take time to launder all of your linens, including curtains, rugs and bedding. Move furniture to vacuum behind and below, and don’t overlook dust and dirt magnets like mirrors, light fixtures and the insides of cabinets, especially higher shelves that see infrequent use. Outdoors, hose off or power-wash surfaces like windows, siding, decks and concrete to restore a crisp, clean appearance.

Revise for real life
If there’s an area of your home that isn’t quite working for your lifestyle, spring cleaning is the perfect opportunity to make a change. That may mean reconfiguring furniture for a more functional living room or converting an underused guest room into a useful craft or project space. Take time to consider what changes will make the space more practical, and even sketch out some possibilities on paper to fine-tune your ideas before you get to work.

Discover new decor
A spring refresh is about more than just decluttering and cleaning, it’s about giving new life to your home with new decor, accessories and artwork. One affordable option: seek out unexpected treasures by shopping for great bargains at thrift stores. The proceeds from the sale of items found at shops like The Salvation Army Thrift and Family Stores go to help those in need, and it’s one simple way to update your decor without spending a fortune.

Visit to schedule a donation pick-up or find a thrift store near you.


Salvation Army

The NB Drama Club Presents its Annual Spring Variety and Improv Show

This FRIDAY, March 16th……………………………

The North Baltimore Drama Club would like to invite you to attend its annual Variety and Improv Show this Friday, March 16 at 7pm in the High School Auditeria.

The show will feature prepared acts that include singing, rapping, dancing, twirling as well as a piano solo. In addition, this show will include numerous improvised comedy acts that will be made up on the spot with the help of audience suggestions and participation. It promises to be laugh out loud funny!

Tickets are available at the high school this week between 8:30am-3:15pm as well as at the door. Cost is $8 for general admission seating. If you have any questions, please contact the office at 419-257-3464.

U.S. Rep. Latta and State Sen. Gardner address energy issues

Held at Hancock-Wood Electric Co-op ACRE Legislative Meeting…………

NORTH BALTIMOREOn March 9, Hancock-Wood Electric Cooperative members and their elected officials gathered for Hancock-Wood’s Action Committee for Rural Electrification (ACRE) Legislative Meeting. U.S. Rep. Bob Latta of Ohio’s 5th District and State Senator Randy Gardner of Ohio Senate District 2 discussed regulatory issues affecting electric co-ops and their ability to deliver affordable energy. Also in attendance were Jon Cross, who is running to state represent the 83rd Ohio House district, Wood County Auditor Matthew Oestreich, and Wood County Commissioner Doris Herringshaw.

Hancock-Wood President and CEO George Walton introduced Rep. Latta, praising him for his support of electric cooperatives in rural Ohio.

“I can truly say that Congressman Latta is a congressman for the people,” Walton said.

Latta, whose district is home to 60,000 manufacturing jobs and the state’s largest farming area, spoke about the importance of having reliable electricity and broadband internet service in rural Ohio.

“Getting electricity to the rural areas is important. We need power in the rural areas because that’s where the industries are and that’s where the farms are,” he said. When it comes to broadband internet, “everything is switching over, and parts of my district don’t have connectivity. Many small businesses don’t have access to the world wide web yet. We are working on how to get that out to people.”

Gardner spoke highly of Hancock-Wood’s member services and safety records.

“I remember being so impressed by your safety record in serving the public, and those things matter,” he said. “As elected officials, we tend to support entities who provide quality to the people we represent like Hancock-Wood does.”

Marc Armstrong, director of government affairs for the statewide trade association Ohio’s Electric Cooperatives, spoke about how ACRE directly benefits co-ops.

“We want folks in Columbus and in Washington who understand and support electric cooperatives,” he said.

ACRE is the federal political action committee of the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA). Founded in 1966 by the approximately 1,000 member-owned, not-for-profit electric cooperatives of NRECA, ACRE supports candidates for the U.S. House and Senate who will speak for and protect the interests of electric cooperatives and their consumer-owners.

“It is so important for us, as an electric cooperative which are member-owned, to keep pressure on agencies in Washington to protect co-op rights,” Walton said.