Recycling to Continue in NB

Take your newspapers to NB Recycling Center on Saturdays, with your other recycling items…

FYI NB residents (from Skip Baltz, North Baltimore Area Recycling Coordinator:

Notice to North Baltimore area residents. Regardless of what you may have seen or read, recycling in NB is alive and well.

It will be at the same location every Saturday (except holidays) from 9:00 AM until 12:00 noon.

The only thing that has changed is the newspaper collection trailer has been removed so you will need to take them to the Recycling Center.

Thanks so much to those folks who help us recycle approximately 60,000 pounds per year. Thanks also to the dedicated people who give of their time to help make it happen. Please help spread the word.

Skip, N B Area Recycling Coordinator.

Party! Briar Hill Summer Picnic

Enjoy grilled summer favorites and picnic sides! Petting Zoo • Raffle for Donations

You are Invited!
Briar Hill Health Campus Annual Summer Picnic

Join us in celebrating our 40th Anniversary at our Annual Summer Picnic!

Thursday, June 21st

5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Briar Hill Health Campus

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Enjoy grilled summer favorites and picnic sides!

Petting Zoo • Raffle for Donations

Please bring in a canned good to be entered into the Raffle!

All proceeds will benefit the North Baltimore Community Food Pantry.

600 Sterling Drive • North Baltimore, OH 45872
419-257-2421 • •

Come on out NEXT THURSDAY for our Annual Summer Picnic!!! It is a free event with food, entertainment and a raffle!! All proceeds go to the NB Community Food Pantry so please bring canned goods, other non-perishable food items or monetary donations to help this great organization keep up the meaningful work!!

Henry Township Trustees Meeting Minutes

May 22, 2018 minutes….



May 22, 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 Baltz to approve the minutes of the regular meeting of May 8, 2018  as presented.   Roll call:  Ayes:  Baltz, Stewart, Wymer.  Nays:  None.

Motion carried.

It was moved by Wymer seconded by Baltz that bills be approved for payment and checks issued for expenses totaling:  $  9,152.49

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


Old Business

Catch Basin on Eagleville Rd. is complete – Co. Eng. is investigating how other townships address the tie in to township catch basins/drainage.

New Business

  1. Baltz met with Ward’s Construction regarding road projects.
  2. Wymer met with Whitta Construction regarding road projects.
  3. Stewart will contact Morlock Asphalt about road projects.

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

Submitted by Clerk Matt Davis

A Fit, Fun Summer

Make smart fitness choices with post-workout recovery and hydration….

(Family Features) During warm-weather months, fitness enthusiasts often take their exercise routines to the great outdoors. The spike in summer temperatures can make those tough workouts even more challenging.

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Even after your workout is complete, your body does not stop – after a tough sweat session in the summer heat, you need to replenish what you lost to rebuild and refuel muscles. A tall glass of chocolate milk may not be the first thing you think to reach for after a long run, but recovering from each intense workout with the nutrients in low-fat chocolate milk allows you to get the most out of your fitness routine.

Before gearing up for your summer workout routine, make sure you are taking care of your body with these tips.

Be Mindful of High Temperatures
High temperatures don’t have to get in the way of your workout plan, but it’s important to consider the heat index and time of day when exercising. Temperatures typically peak during the middle of the day, so aim to work out in the morning or once the sun starts to set.

The body loses a lot of important nutrients through sweat. Learn your sweat rate by weighing yourself with minimal clothing before and after one hour of sweaty exercise. One pound of sweat loss equals 16 ounces of fluid loss. This can guide your fluid intake during your next workout.

Replenish What You Lose in Sweat
After putting in real work this summer, your body needs real recovery. Recovery after strenuous exercise can make a difference in how well you can perform during your next workout. For example, low-fat chocolate milk helps replenish fluids and electrolytes lost in sweat. In fact, drinking low-fat or fat-free milk after exercise could restore hydration better than other popular post-exercise beverages, including water or sports drinks, according to a study published in the “American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.” Plus, chocolate milk has a 3-to-1 carb-to-protein ratio scientifically shown to refuel and rebuild muscles quickly.

Shield Yourself from the Sun’s Rays
Just because your fitness routine includes strenuous laps in a pool or a run through shady trails doesn’t mean you are protected from the sun. Apply sunscreen with SPF 30 or higher to your face, neck, ears and body before exercising outdoors. If you’re going back out for another round of laps in the pool or around the track, reapply sunscreen 20-30 minutes before getting back to work.

While summer weather provides many opportunities for fresh air and fitness, it’s important to remember these tips and more for healthy hydration. Find more information at



DeWine Announces New School Safety Efforts

“Schools should be safe, nurturing places for children to learn and grow. Ensuring that students and teachers are protected during the school day is an important responsibility for all Ohio communities,”……..

(COLUMBUS, Ohio)— Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine today announced increased efforts by the Ohio Attorney General’s Bureau of Criminal Investigation (BCI) and Ohio Peace Officer Training Academy (OPOTA) to aid educators and law enforcement in preparing for and reacting to a potentially violent school incident.

“Schools should be safe, nurturing places for children to learn and grow. Ensuring that students and teachers are protected during the school day is an important responsibility for all Ohio communities,” said Ohio Attorney General DeWine. “Although the Attorney General’s Office does not have oversight or authority over Ohio schools, I have always believed that it is important to use the resources of this office in any way we can to help Ohio’s kids.”

Emergency Management Plan Aerial Photographs

BCI currently has six drones that are used primarily to document crime scenes and assist in missing persons cases. BCI is now offering the use of the drones to take free aerial photographs of school buildings for inclusion in school safety plans.

Ohio law requires that each school in Ohio have a school safety plan on file for law enforcement to aid authorities in responding to an emergency.

“When law enforcement responds to a school emergency, they must have as much information about the school as possible,” said Attorney General DeWine. “Right now, school safety plans must include floor plans, but I believe that aerial photos will be an effective tool to help law enforcement plan for and respond to a violent incident.”

The addition of aerial photographs to school safety plans is encouraged, but not required for schools. Local law enforcement, in coordination with school administrators, can request that BCI agents take aerial photographs of schools in their area by calling 855-BCI-OHIO (224-6446). BCI will upload the photos to the Ohio Law Enforcement Gateway (OHLEG) to be included with school safety plans.

“For our students and staff, we are always looking for ways to improve our security and provide valuable information to our first responders in case of an emergency situation,” said Lancaster City Schools Superintendent Steve Wigton.  “This free tool offered by Attorney General DeWine and BCI is a great resource for not only us but also schools around Ohio, as we partner with our local law enforcement experts.”

Active Shooter Response: An Educator’s Guide

Attorney General DeWine also released a video series for school administrators and teachers entitled “Active Shooter Response: An Educator’s Guide.”

The series of 25 videos are being produced by OPOTA and provide guidance on how educators and law enforcement can work together to prepare for and react to a violent school incident, such as a school shooting. Ten of the 25 videos were published today and can be found at The remaining 15 videos will be released later this summer.

The videos are an update to the educator training offered by OPOTA beginning in 2013. Nearly 15,000 educators were trained on how to intervene with students who could pose a danger and how to respond in a crisis situation. A total of 98 sessions were held across the state, and training DVDs were also provided to every school district in Ohio.

“We updated this training and published it online so that teachers and administrators can access the videos at a time that is convenient for them,” said Attorney General DeWine. “The short videos are meant to be conversation starters for schools as they update their school safety plans and prepare for the new school year.”

The videos released today include: “Planning with Law Enforcement,” “Coded Language,” “Lockdown,” “Lockout,” “Shelter in Place,” “Evacuation,” “Calling 911,” “Duties of Responding Officers,” “Reunification,” and “Recovery.”

Additional videos to be released later this year discuss how to help someone who has been injured, the requirements of school safety plans, and things to consider when developing a plan.

An accompanying companion workbook provides summaries, definitions, discussion points, and next steps for each video to aid presenters who wish to share the videos with a group.

Because each district and school is different, schools should be careful to ensure that their school safety plans consider the information presented in the videos series and make choices that are best for their school and community.

Use of the videos by school personnel is not required, but it is encouraged. It is also suggested that law enforcement, parents, and older students watch the videos as well.

Since taking office in 2011, Attorney General DeWine has taken several measures to enhance school safety across the state. In addition to training thousands of educators, Attorney General DeWine’s Ohio Peace Officer Training Academy has trained more than 14,000 law enforcement officers on preparing for and responding to active shooter threats.

Attorney General DeWine also worked with schools across the state to achieve greater compliance on school safety plans and convened a School Safety Task Force that issued dozens of school safety recommendations. The task force recognized that that mental health awareness was essential for schools to identify and intervene with students who may be at risk.

Owens Athletics All-Sports Award Winner Again

The Express had another terrific year in each of its three sports during the 2017-18 school year…….

Submitted By Chris Schmidbauer, Sports Information Director

Toledo, OH — On June 19, the Ohio Community College Athletic Conference (OCCAC) announced that the Owens Community College Athletics won the 2017-2018 OCCAC All-Sports Award. It is the fourth time in a row that Owens has won the award and it is also the sixth time i seven years that the college has claimed the award as well. 

Owens athletic director, JD Ettore, said, “(We are) very honored that Owens won the OCCAC Sports Award for the fourth year in a row.  I thank the coaches and our student-athletes for all of their hard work this year on the field of play.”

The award after points are tallied based on a team’s place of finish in each OCCAC-sponsored sports and then dividing that total by the number of sports at each school. A conference champions earns 10 points, second place earns nine, etc. Ties are divided (i.e. – a two-way tie for second place would result in both schools receiving 8.5 points; a three-way tie for second would give each team 8.0 points).

Owens had an average of 9.50  (28.5 points combined for all three sports), which is tied for the highest mark in the award’s history which began in 2008-09. According to the conference, Cincinnati State Technical & Community College’s four sports in ’09-10 garnered 38 points to match the 9.50 average. The Express have finished at least second place every year since the award’s inception ten years ago. 

The Express had another terrific year in each of its three sports during the 2017-18 school year. The Express Volleyball program had an undefeated regular season at 40-0 and outright won the OCCAC title. The program would finish the highest it ever has at the Division II program, finishing second and 40-1 overall. Women’s basketball won its sixth consecutive OCCAC championship after finishing 13-1 in the conference. The team would go on to finish in the Top 10 of the NJCAA Division II National Championships in March. Finally, the men’s basketball team concluded their conference season at 14-2 in the OCCAC, which included winning 13 conference games in a row to close out the conference schedule. The team also upset then #1 ranked and undefeated Cuyahoga on January 31 of this past year. 

Owens will start its title defense when the Express volleyball team kicks off its conference schedule on August 29 against Lorain. The Express will also have baseball and softball included once again when both programs return to the diamond in the spring of 2019.


1Owens Community College28.539.50
2Sinclair Community College42.558.50
3Cuyahoga Community College4058.00
4Lakeland Community College3657.20
5Edison State Community College33.556.70
6Columbus State Community College18.536.17
7Lorain County Community College1635.33
8Clark State Community College13.543.38
9Hocking Technical College7.532.50


Humane Society Mentorship Initiative

The WCHS provides care for hundreds of animals each year—from dogs and cats, to horses, goats, and pocket pets…..

(Bowling Green)—The Wood County Humane Society (WCHS) has been selected as one of the first shelters in the nation to participate in a newly-launched, innovative initiative by the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS).

Called The Shelter Ally Project, this new initiative pairs one of HSUS’s Emergency Placement Partners, like WCHS, with a shelter in need located somewhere in the continental United States in order to provide much-needed mentorship to the host shelter. In particular, this initiative is designed to assist shelters in streamlining operational practices and locating necessary resources in order to reduce the number of animals annually euthanized in shelters. According to the HSUS website, approximately 4000 animals are euthanized each year in U.S.-based shelters.

WCHS will work with the Clarke County Animal Shelter in Grove Hill, Alabama.


Two representatives from WCHS will travel to the Alabama-based shelter later this month and work for a week with the staff of the shelter, sharing both knowledge and resources in order to help the partnering organization improe its practices and better serve its community. WCHS representatives include Shelter Manager Erin Moore and Volunteer/Outreach Coordinator April McCurdy.

When asked to explain the need for such an initiative, Kimberly Alboum, Director of Shelter Outreach and Policy Engagement with HSUS stated, “There are still many shelters that are overwhelmed and want to change, but need outside support, both in the form of funding and guidance, to help animals in their community in the most effective way possible.”


Alboum went on to note, “We’re very excited that we and our placement partners will be giving shelters that want to improve the opportunity and, most importantly, the support necessary to do so.”

The WCHS, located in Bowling Green, Ohio, is a private, non-profit, managed admission shelter providing care for homeless and abused pets and investigating cruelty complaints in Wood County. The organization receives no funding from The United Way, or national humane organizations, instead relying on earned revenue and the generosity of individual donors and businesses to fund our programs such as Safe Haven and food assistance programs, spay/neuter transport, and educational presentations. The WCHS provides care for hundreds of animals each year—from dogs and cats, to horses, goats, and pocket pets. All animals admitted into our adoption program are housed and cared for as long as it takes to find their fur-ever home. For more information on adopting and/or volunteering, see: