Village Brush Pick-Up Monday May 7

Brush piles needs to be out before or by 7 am Monday – Pick-up DOES continue through Friday, May 11, according to Village Newsletter.

The Public Works Dept. will be grinding brush on the May, 2018 scheduled pickup date, which is Monday May 7th.

Brush Pickup 2018 April – November

(from the Village Newsletter 2018)

The North Baltimore Brush Pick-Up Program is for weather related and trimmed brush, from a North Baltimore resident’s property only. Brush from a contracted tree removal/trimming project on a resident’s property will be the responsibility of the property owner. Please include removal and clean up in

your contract. It is unfair to ask the tax payers of the Village to cover this cost.

To better serve all residents, brush piles that are particularly large and require more than 1 hour to remove will be partially removed, allowing time for brush to be picked up at other residences. Street Dept. staff will revisit large piles for complete removal. To help us plan ahead for large brush pile removal, contact the Village Office to provide the location. Please remember the village will only pick up piles that measure a maximum of 6×6 feet, larger piles should be referred to a contractor.

This is a curbside pickup of brush up to 6” in diameter. Piles must be neatly stacked with cut ends curb side, with no lawn waste or thorns and placed out by 7:00 a.m. on pickup days.


1st full two weeks of April – April 2 to April 13

1st full week of May – May 7th to May 11

1st Monday thereafter: June – November

  • If Monday is a Holiday, brush will be picked up on the Tuesday following the Holiday.

Village wide trash pickup

  • This trash pickup is for one day only. It will be June 18th.

Cemetery Clean Up

  • April 1st and November 1st. A copy of cemetery rules is available at the village office.

All dates are subject to change and conditions.

Brush piles needs to be out before or by 7 am Monday.

No thorns, yard waste, poison ivy, root balls.

Piles no larger than 6×6, if larger contact the village office.

Cut ends oriented towards the street.

Department Of Public Works
P: 419-257-2645
F: 419-257-3351

UPDATE – Perkins Historical Grave Repair

May 4, 2018 – Larry Slaughterbeck reports that funds have been raised for the foundation repair and flowers for the grave of Sarah Perkins, as the NB Beacon requested 70+ years ago……

Fundraising Complete

May 4, 2018 – Larry Slaughterbeck reports that funds have been raised for the foundation repair and flowers for the grave of Sarah Perkins, as the NB Beacon requested 70+ years ago……

Original posting:  (April 19, 2018)   –  Historical Grave Repairs

Memorial Fund Established to Repair Historical Graves

By Larry E Slaughterbeck

In the 1930’s Wayne Wilkinson, editor of The Beacon newspaper wrote that it would be nice if we remembered Sarah Perkins by placing flowers on her grave on Decoration Day.  Sarah, her sister, Williett, and her father, John are buried at Maplewood Cemetery.

John was born a slave on the Nathan Payne plantation on April 10, 1847.  He was sold at the tender age of 9 to the Mahundre plantation in Kentucky and later sold to another in Kentucky. 1863, at the age of 16, he ran away to Fort Donaldson in Missouri.

Mr. Perkins journey to North Baltimore traveled through Cairo, Illinois, Columbus and Shawnee, Ohio.  After years of exhaustive travel; he chose North Baltimore as his home town.  John was a widower with five young children.  He opened a barber shop beside the Central Hotel on North Main Street and bought a small house on Poplar Street.

His youngest daughter, Daisy, an 1896 graduate of NBHS, was the first Afro-American female attorney in the State of Ohio.  Her sisters,  Williett and Sarah, cleaned houses to support Daisy’s education.  She attended Findlay College and furthered her education in Columbus. Williett married a Mr. Davis and died giving childbirth in 1913. The Beacon reported the villagers “had a lump in their throat when hearing of her sudden death.”

Sarah was beloved by the village and worked in many homes cleaning and would usually stay and share an evening meal with the family.  The paper reported that the children were happy to see her when she stopped to see them when they were ill.  The Beacon referred to her as “the gallant lady about town.”

As you can read they were a very special part of North Baltimore; the town where they chose to spend their lives.  The three graves’ stones need a new foundation and the one stone needs to be straightened. I have given an estimate of $700 to repair. The NBAHC has set up an account for the Perkins graves at Huntington Bank—if you would like to donate or you can stop in at the historical center on Tuesday mornings.

Checks made payable to North Baltimore Area Historical Society. Donations are tax deductible. NBAHS P.O. Box 174 North Baltimore, Oh 45872

A more complete biography is in the North Baltimore Area Historical Newsletter.  A journalist from Columbus has been doing research on Daisy Perkins.

Visit the North Baltimore Area Historical Society website:  NB Area Historical Society


Photo Gallery: Softball vs. Pandora and Senior Night

Celebration of Seniors……………………………..

Here are some photos for you to enjoy from Softball Senior night celebration and the game, too. Enjoy!

Fotos by Ferg

Valerie Buchanan, Rob and Jolynn
Makenna Ray, Jeremy and Chris
Grace Rein, Dave and Jaimye
Katelyn Weinandy, Matt and Apri
Katelyn Weinandy show the form that pitched her 3rd no no on the season
Grace Rein watches ball 4 go by
Valerie “Big Daddy” Buchanan launches a triple
Unfortunately Makenna Ray could only sit back and enjoy what was going on, due to an injury
 Thanks for the memories!

Chowline: FDA Warns Adults to Keep Kids Away from Liquid Nicotine

These products have grown in popularity with teens and young adults. In fact, nearly one in four high school students use electronic nicotine delivery products such as e-cigarettes, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s 2015 Youth Risk Behavior Survey……………………………

My son found an e-cigarette strawberry flavored nicotine pack and almost drank it thinking that it was some kind of candy. Luckily I stopped him in time, but are these products safe for kids?


As e-cigarettes have become more popular, the number of children who have been exposed to liquid nicotine has also increased.

So says the U. S. Food and Drug Administration, which this week warned parents, caregivers and other adults to be vigilant to keep kids from getting their hands on these packs of liquid nicotine and drinking them.

The new warning comes as data from the National Poison Data System shows that from January 2012 to April 2017, the agency received 8,269 calls related to liquid nicotine exposure in children younger than 6, mostly in regard to children drinking these products, FDA said.

So what are e-cigarettes and how are kids confusing the nicotine packs for something to drink?

E-cigarettes, also called vapes, are a form of electronic nicotine delivery systems that are battery-operated smoking devices that can resemble regular cigarettes. The e-cigarette is equipped with a heating device that converts cartridges filled with liquid nicotine, flavorings and other chemicals into a vapor, which a person then inhales, similar to smoking a regular cigarette. Some of the flavors of liquid nicotine packs include cherry, strawberry, chocolate, vanilla and mint.

These products have grown in popularity with teens and young adults. In fact, nearly one in four high school students use electronic nicotine delivery products such as e-cigarettes, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s 2015 Youth Risk Behavior Survey.  A recent study from the American Academy of Pediatrics puts the number at 3 million U.S. adolescents who use e-cigarettes.

One of the issues of growing concern for FDA is that some of the liquid nicotine is packaged in containers that look like kid-friendly food products, such as juice boxes, candy or cookies, with some having cartoon images that “can seem tempting to children of all ages,” FDA said in a statement.

“For example, some e-liquids may have labeling or advertising that misleads kids into thinking the products are things they’d eat or drink—like a juice box, piece of candy or cookie,” FDA said.

The danger from such accidental exposure is significant for kids. Kids who ingest or drink liquid nicotine can experience a seizure, coma, respiratory arrest and death from cardiac arrest, FDA said.

As a result, the federal agency advises consumers who choose to use e-cigarettes to:

  • Always store e-liquids in their original containers, so others know exactly what they are. This will help children know to avoid these products.
  • Always make sure product caps are locked when you’re not using them, and relock caps when you’re finished.
  • Avoid contact with your skin and eyes when you use these products. E-liquid exposure can cause burning and irritation, among other problems. In case of accidental contact with skin or eyes, wash the area thoroughly with soap and water.
  • Clean up any spills or splashes immediately using soap and water.
  • Never drink e-liquid, or allow anyone to drink it, because the liquid nicotine can be poisonous.
  • Call Poison Control immediately if a child accidentally drinks e-liquid, at 1-800-222-1222. Also call this number if you think your child has been exposed to these products—even if you’re not completely sure.

Chow Line is a service of the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences and its outreach and research arms, OSU Extension and the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center. Send questions to Chow Line, c/o Tracy Turner, 364 W. Lane Ave., Suite B120, Columbus, OH 43201, or

Jerry Snodgrass Named Next OHSAA Executive Director

Longtime high school coach, athletic director and OHSAA Assistant Director will become OHSAA’s 10th leader……………….

COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Ohio High School Athletic Association Board of Directors has named Jerry Snodgrass as the OHSAA’s next Executive Director. Snodgrass will assume leadership duties in September when Dr. Dan Ross steps down after 14 years at the helm. Snodgrass will be the OHSAA’s 10th leader in its 111th year of service to Ohio schools.


A native of Upper Sandusky, Ohio, Snodgrass served as a teacher, coach and administrator at schools including Defiance, Morral Ridgedale, Bryan and Findlay, where he served for 25 years, including 16 as athletic director. He has been on the OHSAA staff since 2008, first as an Assistant Director and then Director of Sport Management.


“We have an enormous responsibility in education-based athletics and I am ready to take that on,” Snodgrass said. “I have had a great mentor here and great mentors along the way to prepare me. No individual in this profession is successful without the help of others. We have a great staff and they will be an integral part of developing our annual goals, while always keeping in mind our mission statement to provide educational opportunities for the students through participation in sports. The success of our student-athletes is not possible without the thousands of coaches and administrators on the front lines and we need to help our coaches and administrators make this happen.”


Paul Powers, OHSAA Board of Directors President and the athletic director at Aurora High School in Northeast Ohio, noted that the connection Snodgrass has with Ohio’s schools was key to the decision.


“Jerry has established great relationships with so many people and schools throughout Ohio,” Powers said. “He is very respected across the state and has been a leader within the OHSAA community for a long time, including the last 11 years in the state office. Jerry has not only been the administrator for many of the OHSAA sanctioned sports, but he has brought new ideas, especially in the areas of sportsmanship and tournament management. We are excited to see the direction of the Association in the years to come.”


Powers and the Board of Directors conducted the search, which included input from the OHSAA staff.


A 31-year veteran in education prior to joining the OHSAA in 2008, Snodgrass has served as the administrator for various sports, including soccer, basketball, baseball, softball, lacrosse and hockey. He also serves a major role as the OHSAA’s main liaison with athletic administrators and oversees the OHSAA’s nationally recognized “Golden Megaphone” program to promote sportsmanship within student sections at basketball games, along with creating “Military Appreciation Night.”


Snodgrass began his career in 1977 as teacher and coach at Defiance High School. He moved on to teach and become the head boys basketball coach at Ridgedale High School between 1980 and 1982 before serving as a teacher and middle school athletic director in the Bryan City Schools during the 1982-83 school year.


Snodgrass was hired by the Findlay City Schools in 1983 to teach physical science and he also served as an assistant boys varsity basketball coach. In 1991, he was promoted to the head boys basketball coach at Findlay, continuing in that role through 1999. Overall, he spent 25 years at Findlay, the last 16 as the school’s athletic director. Snodgrass was elected to serve on the OHSAA’s Northwest District Athletic Board for many years and served a two-year term on the OHSAA Board of Directors between 2005-07. He was the Board of Directors president during in 2006-07 school year. Snodgrass also has been a trustee with the OHSAA Foundation, is a member of the OHSAA’s Sportsmanship, Ethics & Integrity Committee, and currently serves on the University of Findlay’s Sport & Hospitality Management Advisory Board and the Wilson Football Hall of Fame.


The Ohio Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association inducted Snodgrass into its Hall of Fame in October 2010, the same year he was selected as the OHSAA’s Naismith Meritorious Service Award. This past March, Snodgrass received the OHSAA’s prestigious Ethics and Integrity Award.


A 1973 graduate of Upper Sandusky High School, Snodgrass earned his bachelor’s degree from Bowling Green State University in 1977 and a master’s degree for the University of Dayton in 1989. He and his wife Barb, who is Director of Clinical Risk Management for a major health organization, have two grown children, a grandson and granddaughter.


In January, Dr. Ross announced he would serve through Sept. 15. He began his duties as the OHSAA’s ninth commissioner on Aug. 1, 2004 and hired Snodgrass in August 2008. Ross worked in education as a teacher, administrator and official since 1971, spanning a career of 48 years. More on Dr. Ross is included in the spring edition of OHSAA Magazine here:



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