Spectrum Internet/Cable Intermittent Outages in NB

There are intermittent internet/cable outages in North Baltimore – affecting me – on South Tarr Street.

There are intermittent internet/cable outages in North Baltimore – affecting me – on South Tarr Street.

The on and off outages began mid-morning on Memorial Day and have continued on and off all day! We suspect it has something to do with the heat…

We here at TheNBXpress.com are going to be changing over our theme – which means that the look of TheNBXpress will change. All of the same content will be there… somewhere…

Eventually, this new theme will have a design that should enhance our viewers and readers experience on our website!

We anticipate some issues and we may have intermittent outages of our own.

Apple and iPhone and some browsers will invariably have issues. We hope that the new theme will take care of some of the problems, that even you, may have been having!

This is Phase One of the new look – it will be LIVE shortly!

Approved Minutes from Henry Township Trustees

from May 8, 2018…….


From May 8, 2018

The regular meeting of the Henry Township Trustees was called to order by Chairman Stewart with the following members responding to roll call:  Present:  Baltz, Stewart, Wymer.  Absent:  None.

It was moved by Wymer seconded by Stewart to approve the minutes of the regular meeting of April 24, 2018 as presented.   Roll call:  Ayes:  Baltz, Stewart, Wymer.  Nays:  None.

Motion carried.

It was moved by Wymer seconded by Baltz to approve the Clerk’s Monthly Financial Report for April 2018 as presented.  Roll call:  Ayes:  Baltz, Stewart, Wymer.  Nays:  None.  Motion carried.

It was moved by Baltz seconded by Wymer that bills be approved for payment and checks issued for expenses totaling $ 7.391.94

Roll call:  Ayes:  Baltz, Stewart, Wymer.  Nays:  None.  Motion Carried.

 Old Business

 Road estimates were discussed – Baltz and Wymer will requests estimates from contractors.

New Business

It was moved by Stewart, seconded by Wymer to provide catch basin (on-hand) to Lee Holloway for installation by the contractor of his choice, at his expense, along Eagleville Road.  Township will allow connection of tile as result of previous installation.

Roll call:  Ayes:  Baltz, Stewart, Wymer.  Nays:  None.  Motion carried.

Zoning Inspector provided payment for garage permit.

Wymer informed the board that a concerned citizen notified him of trees planted in road right of way.


There being no further action to come before the Board the meeting was adjourned upon motion.


Strange but true: You can learn a lot about climate change by watching lunar eclipses.


Strange but true: You can learn a lot about climate change by watching lunar eclipses.

This week at the 46th Global Monitoring Annual Conference in Boulder, Colorado, a climate scientist announced new results from decades of monitoring. They suggest that Earth’s clear stratosphere is contributing about as much to recent warming as the global increase of greenhouse gases.

Visit Friday’s edition of Spaceweather.com for the full story.

Above: To illustrate the effect that volcanic aerosols have on eclipses, this side-by-side comparison shows a lunar eclipse observed in 1992 after Pinatubo spewed millions of tons of gas and ash into the atmosphere vs. the latest “all-clear” eclipse in January 2018.


Kelly Kling’s appointment will take effect immediately………………

BOWLING GREEN, OH – May 24, 2018 – The Wood County Commissioners, Doris Herringshaw, Craig LaHote, and Ted Bowlus, are pleased to announce the selection of Kelli Kling as the new Director of the Wood County Historical Center.  Kelli has been a member of the Historical Center staff since 2003, serving initially as Assistant to the Director, which evolved into Marketing & Events Coordinator.  Throughout this time she has done significant work to plan and promote exhibits, events, and programs at the Historical Center.  The appointment will take effect immediately.

Craig LaHote, Kelli Kling, Doris Herringshaw, Ted Bowlus

Kelli is a graduate of Bowling Green State University, with a Bachelor of Arts in Telecommunications, and Master of Education in Career & Technology Education degrees.  She has been significantly involved with the Black Swamp Arts Festival, the Bowling Green Convention & Visitors Bureau, and Main Street Bowling Green.

Memorial Day: a time for fun and remembrance

They will be burning the American flag across the country this Memorial Day weekend—not in protest but out of respect. It’s the proper way of disposing of a flag that is no longer in a condition to be a fitting emblem.

Memorial Day: a time for fun and remembrance
WASHINGTON, DC, May 25 – They will be burning the American flag across the country this Memorial Day weekend—not in protest but out of respect. It’s the proper way of disposing of a flag that is no longer in a condition to be a fitting emblem.
“It is improper to display a tattered, weather worn flag. It should be disposed of, preferably in a formal ceremony conducted by organizations such as the VFW [the Veterans of Foreign Wars],” according to Dan Weber, president of the Association of Mature American Citizens. “However, an individual may privately dispose of an unusable flag as long as protocol is followed.”
The ceremony involves the proper folding of the flag and its placement atop a well-supervised fire hot enough to ensure its complete destruction. The ritual includes showing respect by saluting during the disposal process and/or reciting the pledge of allegiance.
Weber says that “there is no particular day when the disposal procedure takes place. But, in many parts of the country it has become part of the Memorial Day celebration. Perhaps it is because the flag helps to remind us why we observe the holiday.”
According to the VA a total of more than 150,000 service men and women have lost their lives in all the military campaigns since World War II, including Korea, Vietnam, Operation Desert Shield, Operation Desert Storm, the Iraqi and Afghanistan wars as well as the continuing Global War on terror.
There are more than 19 million veterans among us, including 620,000 of the 16 million who served our nation during World War II. They are living memorials, each and every one of them, of the valor and gallantry of all who have served in the military throughout our country’s history.
“Most of us will be out playing with our kids and grandkids this weekend. We’ll probably eat a little too much. We’ll catch up on the latest doings of our neighbors, friends and family members. We’ll be busy celebrating the non-official beginning of summer.  Is it too much to ask that we take a few minutes to bow our heads in tribute to the men and women who gave their lives for us? And, perhaps, you may want to say a little prayer for the safety of those who are in service today,” Weber suggested.
The Association of Mature American Citizens [AMAC] [https://www.amac.us] is a vibrant, vital senior advocacy organization that takes its marching orders from its members. We act and speak on their behalf, protecting their interests and offering a practical insight on how to best solve the problems they face today. Live long and make a difference by joining us today at https://amac.us/join-amac.

How to Inspire Summer Reading

To help ensure learning doesn’t stop once school lets out for summer, making periodic trips to the library part of your routine can be a good step………

(Family Features) While summer is the perfect time for kids to take advantage of days spent away from the classroom, remember not to put valuable skills, like reading, on the backburner. In fact, research estimates that 1-2 months of learning loss can occur during the summer months.

To help your child maintain his or her reading level and avoid the “summer slide” – which can be counteracted in part by reading 20 minutes a day over the summer – Kate DiCamillo, a two-time Newbery Medal-winning author and the Pizza Hut BOOK IT! Program literary partner, recommends finding ways to make reading a fun, interactive experience that incorporates children’s interests.

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“Reading together is one of the best ways I know to foster a love of reading,” DiCamillo said. “You can read to your child. Your child can read to you. You can listen to an audiobook together. You can both read the same book at the same time and discuss it when you are done. Reading is a way to connect to each other and the world.”

Help your student maintain his or her skills and develop a love of reading this summer with these tips.

Love the Library
To help ensure learning doesn’t stop once school lets out for summer, making periodic trips to the library part of your routine can be a good step. For many children, browsing the shelves on their own and discovering new books in a library can help them get excited about reading. Most libraries offer something for every reader, regardless of age or skill level, including a structured environment that can help make reading a priority.

Incorporate Interests
During the school year, many of the books your student is reading are probably assigned, but summer offers the opportunity for him or her to choose what to read and tailor selections toward specific hobbies or interests, which can increase enjoyment. Start by creating a list of books and activities that align with those interests, and take advantage of pre-built lists at libraries or online resources like those at bookitprogram.com/summer, which offers a variety of book suggestions and activities to help increase reading during the summer months.

Program Participation
Many schools, bookstores and libraries offer summer reading programs for students. Joining a program can provide a way to track your child’s progress, and there are typically rewards involved for meeting certain criteria, which can provide a level of motivation that may otherwise be difficult to replicate.

Make Materials Matter
In addition to traditional books, summer reading can include materials of all lengths, from chapter books to short stories and even magazines or comic books. Even if you’re committed to limiting screen time during the summer, consider a compromise that allows for the use of devices to read e-books or listen to an audiobook.

Read on the Road
One of the best ways to ensure your kids are reading is to make reading materials available to them, even when you’re on the go during the busy summer months. Whether it’s a long road trip or just a trip to the store, taking books – or playing audiobooks – in the car is a perfect opportunity to squeeze in some reading time.

Fostering the habit during the summer can help ensure your child is prepared when school – and the annual BOOK IT! Program – starts again. The program, available to kindergarten through sixth-grade students, helps motivate students to read by rewarding them with recognition and pizza. Learn more about the program and find more summer reading tips and activities at bookitprogram.com/summer.


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National Donut Day, Made Possible By The Salvation Army

Staff and volunteers honor historic roots and hand out donuts nationwide…..

Bowling Green, Ohio. (May 23, 2018) – As many people celebrate National Donut Day, it’s important to remember that the warm, delicious treat also serves as a symbol of hope. Started by The Salvation Army on the first Friday in June in 1938, National Donut Day was created to honor the Donut Lassies who served the sweet treats to soldiers on the frontlines of World War I.

“Armed with a helmet, rolling pins, and donut supplies, the Donut Lassies provided the soldiers a piece of home from the trenches of eastern France,” said Lt. Col. Ward Matthews, national community relations and development secretary for The Salvation Army. “The donut was and continues to be a symbol of the comfort and support that The Salvation Army provides to more than 23 million people in need each year.”

To commemorate the work that the Donut Lassies started in 1917, and to demonstrate the impact of a small token of kindness, The Salvation Army, with community donations, will hand out thousands of donuts around the country on National Donut Day, June 1, 2018.

In Bowling Green, The Salvation Army will have a counter kettle at Stimmels Market (1220 W. Wooster Street) all week and receive 10% of donuts sales from National Donut Day. Upon patronizing Stimmels Market please consider contributing a donation for those less fortunate within Wood County. The Salvation Army will also be accepting donations at their office located at 1045 N. Main St.

All donations received at these locations will be distributed directly towards emergency services in Wood County, including but not limited to utility, housing and Christmas assistance.

To learn more about National Donut Day and find out how you can get involved with your local Salvation Army, visit www.salvationarmyusa.org or find us on Facebook @BGSalvationArmy.