North Baltimore Has Hired Village Aministrator

From the office of North Baltimore, Ohio Mayor Janet Goldner:

From the office of North Baltimore, Ohio Mayor Janet Goldner:

The Village of North Baltimore would like to announce the hiring of a new Village Administrator.

Mr. Michael Brillhart from Franklin Ohio will be starting with the Village on December 18.

We are excited to have Michael on board and look forward to including him in our vision for growth.

Photos from Chamber Santa Visit to Downtown NB

The North Baltimore Area Chamber of Commerce along with several sponsors welcomed Santa, Mrs. Claus and several elves to Bob Kelley, Inc. on South Main Street.

The North Baltimore Area Chamber of Commerce along with several sponsors welcomed Santa, Mrs. Claus and several elves to Bob Kelley, Inc. on South Main Street.

The Chamber offered horse-drawn carriage rides, a chance to share your wish list with that Jolly Old Elf and his Mrs., a chance to win a bicycle, elves and just plain good, cute and well-behaved children! (nod – nod – wink – wink).

Made possible by our generous sponsors:
HANCOCK- WOOD ELECTRIC
Bob Kelley Chevy-Buick
Briar Hill Health Campus
Cyber Solutions
Newlove Realty

Enjoy these photos from Katie

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North Baltimore Area Chamber of Commerce
124 E Broadway (West of the Post Office alley)
PO Box 284
North Baltimore, OH 45872
419-857-9130

Call the Chamber or more information: 419-857-8130

BVHS: “Guilt, Anger and Challenges”

Bridge Bereavement Services, a division of Blanchard Valley Health System, will host its December presentation of the “Living through Loss” series…..

“Guilt, Anger and Challenges” Presentation as Part of the “Living Through Loss” Series at Blanchard Valley Hospital

 Bridge Bereavement Services, a division of Blanchard Valley Health System, will host its December presentation of the “Living through Loss” series on Monday, December 17 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. This presentation is titled “Guilt, Anger and Challenges” and will take place in the Marathon Auditorium at Blanchard Valley Hospital, located at 1900 South Main Street in Findlay. Light refreshments will be provided.

“Guilt, Anger and Challenges” will discuss the range of emotions individuals may feel after the loss of a loved one, particularly guilt and anger. Often, those suffering a loss may feel they could have done more for their loved one before they passed, or even feel angry with themselves for failing to cope as quickly as they had hoped. “Guilt, Anger and Challenges” will focus on understanding these emotions and how the journey of grief is affected with an emphasis on finding practical ways to manage these feelings. An opportunity of discussion will follow.

“Living Through Loss” is a nine-month educational series that focuses on the issues surrounding the death of a loved one. Each monthly presentation is open to the public and registration is not required. Presentations are held from 7 to 8:30 p.m. in the Marathon Auditorium at Blanchard Valley Hospital. Presentations provide information related to the grief process and offer opportunities for discussion. Although the thought of speaking up in a group can be intimidating, many attendees find the discussion helpful as they discover their questions and concerns are similar to others. A bereavement expert is available to speak with attendees in private following the presentation.

For questions, to learn upcoming dates or to have a full program brochure sent to you, please contact Bridge Bereavement Services at 419.423.5351 or email bridge@bvhealthsystem.org.

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Bridge Bereavement Services is a division of Blanchard Valley Health System, which provides a total continuum of care to more than 100,000 households in an eight-county area.

13 Fatal Accidents in Wood County in 2018

Safe Communities of Wood County announced today that there have been 13 fatal crashes in Wood County, compared to the 13 last year at this time. This is a number that is completely preventable.

Safe Communities of Wood County announced today that there have been 13 fatal crashes in Wood County, compared to the 13 last year at this time. This is a number that is completely preventable.

This holiday season, Safe Communities is teaming up with U.S Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration to remind all drivers about the dangers of drinking and driving.

With the holiday festivities and extra office parties taking place, it’s essential to plan a sober ride home before ever leaving for the event. This holiday, as you head out for a night of merrymaking, remember: Buzzed Driving is Drunk Driving. The holidays should be a time for celebrations and make memories, not a time of nightmares for families. Unfortunately, alcohol at many holiday events contributes to the number of impaired drivers on our roadways. Spread the message: Even one drink is one drink too many.

If you feel buzzed, you are already drunk. Remember these tips to avoid an OVI and keep our roads safe: · Remember it is never okay to drive drunk. Even if you’ve had only one alcoholic beverage.

· Plan Ahead! You know whether you’ll attend a party. If you plan to drink, plan for a sober driver to take you home. Is it your turn to be the designated driver?

Take your role seriously – Your friends are relying on you!

· Download NHTSA’s SaferRide mobile app, available on Google Play for Android devices: (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.nhtsa.SaferRide&hl=en), and Apple’s iTunes Store for iOS devices: (https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/saferride/id950774008?mt=8).

SaferRide allows users to call a taxi or a predetermined friend and identifies the user’s location so he or she can be picked up. · Have a friend who is about to drink and drive? Take the keys away and make arrangements to get your friend home safely.

Building Babies’ Brains

3 indoor activities to encourage fun and education……

(Family Features) Being stuck inside with a baby during the colder months can leave even the most seasoned parents feeling a bit stir-crazy.

Consider these activity ideas from Ann Fisher, an award-winning teacher at KinderCare, that you and your baby can do together no matter the weather or where you’re traveling. Because these ideas involve materials you likely already have at home, that means you can entertain baby without going out to buy new toys or materials.

“The important thing is to show your baby how excited you are to teach them something new,” Fisher said. “You just have to be down at their level and make lots of eye contact. Talk to your baby about what you’re doing and ask questions. It’s OK if they can’t answer you yet – it’s all about the interactions you have while you’re exploring and learning together.”

1. Explore a world of smells.

Spicy cinnamon, sweet vanilla, crisp mint – your pantry is probably already stocked with tantalizing scents that can help your baby learn about the world. It’s easy to grab a couple spice jars and introduce your baby to new smells right in your kitchen.

Take an empty spice jar (the smell typically lingers) and hold it under your baby’s nose. Choose plastic instead of glass so your baby can play with the jar after taking a whiff. He or she may be captivated by all the new smells, and you’ll be putting old things to good use – it’s a win-win.

Safety tip: Make sure the jar is big enough that it won’t end up in your baby’s mouth, and always keep a close eye on him or her.

2. Reuse all those old boxes.

Turn any empty cardboard boxes lying around the house into a brain-building activity for your baby – it’s never too early to start playing pretend.

Whether you make a box fort to explore together, a maze for crawling through or a make-believe drum set, your old cardboard boxes are full of imaginative possibilities for play.

When you’re all done, it’s easy to break the boxes down and either store them for next time or recycle them.

3. Bring the outdoors in.

Snow, sand, dirt – wherever you live and whatever the weather is like outside, you can let your baby dig with his or her little hands right in the comfort of your home. All you need is a bucket and some extra wipes for the inevitably messy fun.

Getting down and dirty lets your baby practice fine-motor skills and explore with his or her senses. Just scoop a few small shovelfuls of (pesticide-free) snow, sand or dirt into the bucket and bring it inside for your baby to play with. Adding some “homemade” sandbox toys like a big spoon and spatula can make the game even more fun.

To keep cleanup easy, consider laying down a sheet of cardboard or a plastic tarp on the floor.

For more activities you can do with your baby any time of year, visit KinderCare.com/blog.

SOURCE:
KinderCare

“Rag-Tag Army”

By Pastor Ralph J. Mineo

There are a lot of possible images of the church: Body of Christ, Bride of Christ, Household of Faith, Family of God, the Lord’s Vineyard, to name a few. One image that can sometimes be difficult (because it’s sometimes been used wrongly) is that of a fighting army. But it’s a good scriptural image. In Ephesians 6, for example, there’s the image of putting on armor for spiritual battle.

It takes all kinds of people, and personalities, and gifts to make up Christ’s church. Saints and sinners. Active and inactive. Sick and well. Happy and sad. Some have wandered off for a while. In other words, the church isn’t perfect!

One of my favorite images of the church is “A Rag-Tag Army” a parable from a 1968 book by Pastor Martin Bell.

Here are some excerpts from Pastor Bell’s parable: “God has been on the march in his general’s uniform a long time, you know. And look at God’s rag-tag little army! All God has for soldiers are you and me. Dumb little army.

“Listen! The drum beat isn’t even regular. Everyone is out of step. God keeps stopping along the way to pick up one of his tinier soldiers who decided to wander off and play with a frog, or run in a field, or whose foot got tangled in the underbrush. God will never get anywhere that way. And yet, the march goes on.

“Do you see how the marchers have broken up into little groups? Look at that group up near the front. Now, there’s a snappy outfit! At least they’re in step with each other. But they won’t get far before God will have to stop again.

“Or how about that other group over there? They’re all holding hands as they march — marching around in circles. The more people holding hands the bigger the circle. And of course, a bigger circle is deceptive because as we march along it looks like we’re going someplace, but we’re not. And so, God must stop again. See what I mean? God will never get anywhere that way!

“If God were sensible, he’d take his little army and shape them up! Whoever heard of a soldier stopping to romp in a field? It’s ridiculous! And even more absurd is a general who will stop the march of eternity to go and bring him back!

“But that’s God for you! God means to take every last one of his tiny soldiers with him. Even though our foreheads have been signed with the sign of the cross, we are only human. Most of us are afraid and lonely, or would like to cry, or run away. We can’t seem to trust God when it’s dark and we can’t see him! But God won’t go on without us. And that’s why it’s taking so long.”

Special Winter Game Dates at NBHS

The North Baltimore High School Athletic Department announces the following “Special Game Dates” for Winter 2018 – 19.

The North Baltimore High School Athletic Department announces the following “Special Game Dates” for Winter 2018 – 19.

Mark your calendars now for the North Baltimore’s Sports Hall of Fame Induction Friday, February 8, 2019, prior to the Boys’ Varsity Basketball game vs Van Buren High School.  The JV game tips off at 6:00.

All current members of the North Baltimore High School Sports Hall of Fame are invited to attend the induction ceremony as we celebrate the new inductees’ accomplishments.

The inductees this year are Ricci Emahiser (Softball), Brittany Lee (Track & Field), and Mike Roach (Basketball).

Mark your calendars for these other notable games:

12/8/2018 vs Toledo Christian – Banner Reveal of 2018 Regional Baseball 

12/21/2018 vs Riverdale – New Locker Room Name Plates Tradition

1/11/2019 vs Pandora-Gilboa – Special Recognition Game

1/12/2019 vs Patrick Henry – Winter Homecoming

1/25/2019 vs Cory-Rawson – Tiger Marching Band Floor Show

2/14/2019 vs Vanlue Girls – Girl’s Senior Night

2/22/2019 vs Liberty-Benton – Boy’s Senior Night (Cheerleaders & Pep Band Members)

QUESTIONS:

Contact Co-Athletic Director Dan Davis at the high school office:

CALL 419-257-3634

EMAIL – ddavis@nbls.org

NEW REINSTATEMENT FEE AMNESTY INITIATIVE

Creates a 6-month program for driver license reinstatement fee reduction and waiver for offenders whose driver licenses have been suspended for specific violations…

COLUMBUS – House Bill 336, the Reinstatement Fee Amnesty Initiative, created a six-month program for driver license reinstatement fee reduction and waiver for offenders whose driver licenses have been suspended for specific violations. The initiative only applies to a driver license or permit suspension; it does not apply to a commercial driver license or commercial permit suspension.

The Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles (BMV) will determine an applicant’s eligibility based on the defined permissible qualifying offenses contained in Ohio Revised Code.

In order to be eligible for reinstatement fee reduction:

  • Applicants must have completed all court-ordered sanctions related to the eligible offense other than the payment of reinstatement fees.
  • At least 18 months must have passed since the end of the period of the suspension ordered by the court.

Those able to provide proof of indigence will qualify for a complete amnesty of reinstatement fees.  As stated in HB336, “indigent” means a person who is a participant in the supplemental nutrition assistance program administered by the department of job and family services pursuant to section 5101.54 of the Revised Code.

Effective January 31, 2019, to apply, complete BMV form 2829, a BMV Reinstatement Fee Amnesty Application.  You may obtain the form at your local Deputy Registrar, online at www.bmv.ohio.gov or it can be mailed to you by calling 614-752-7500.