Tiger Wrestling: PATTERSON CHAMPION AT VAN BUREN INVITE

Finished 1st place in the 132lb weight division……

The 40th annual Van Buren Wrestling Invitational was held January 19th and 20th at Van Buren High School.
North Baltimore Senior David Patterson (22-0) finished 1st place in the 132lb weight division defeating Wil Roth (21-3) of Sandusky St Mary 5-1. David continues to remain undefeated this season with a record of 22-0.
NB Freshman Jonathan Patterson finished 5th in the 113lb weight division defeating Bluffton’s Jeremy Sturgeon with a pin.
NB WRESTLERS
113 – Jonathan Patterson (5th)
126 – Koleton Carpenter
132 – David Patterson (1st)
138 – Levi Trout
145 – Simon Sexton
152 – Zeth Johnson
160 – Nate Staley
170 – Santos Canales
285 – Brandon Biller

Fotos by Ferg

 

David Patterson in action
David Patterson (132) Wins
David Patterson on the Podium-Congratulations to the “Champion”
NB’s Coach Garner congratulates David P
Jonathan Patterson (113) finishes 5th place
Jonathan Patterson in action
In celebration of the 40th anniversary of the Van Buren Invitational tournament, all current coaches who wrestled in the VBI as high school students were recognized. This included Dalton Ishmael.
submitted by Suzanne Bucher

Lady Tigers Lose a Close One at Patrick Henry

Last Saturday, January 20th…………..

The Tigers traveled west on Route 18 to Patrick Henry on Saturday to taken on the Lady Patriots. PH won 66-59.

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Leading the Tigers:
Katelyn Weinandy- 25 points,
Alivia Light-19 points,7R, 6S, 11A
Simone Thompson- 8 points, 9R,
Hailey Watson-4 points, 5R, 1S, 3A
Leah Lee-3 points,

JV score: 45-34 PH

Fotos by Ferg:

Sydnee Smith looks to pass the ball
Lexi Long battles for the rebound
Simone Thompson fights for the loose ball
Katelyn Weinandy hits a shot
Hailey Watson hits down low
Alivia Light for 2
 
 
 
 
 

NB Board of Education Meets for January

New Board Members sworn in during Organizational Meeting…………………………..

The local Board of Education held their organizational meeting for 2018 on Wednesday, January 10th. Taking the oath of office were : Mr. Tim Archer(re-elected), Mr. Jeremy Sharninghouse (elected after serving out the unfinished term of Russell Bretz, who moved from the district) and Mrs. Marcy Byrd, who was elected for her first term.

Principal Dr. Falkenstein’s Report

  1. College Credit Plus: Mandatory parent meeting is Jan. 17 at 7:00 pm for those families wishing to participate in CCP next year.
  2. 24 at 5:00 is our Dudes Volleyball tournament!
  3. Pep rally at 2:10 on Friday, Jan. 26. Dudes volleyball champs take on our staff team.  FYI, the staff team is undefeated!
  4. Winter Homecoming is Saturday, Jan. 27 with our dance after the basketball game. The theme and dance will be a carnival!  Thank you to so many community members, parents and teachers who donated gifts and their time.
  5. Scheduling letters for next year will be sent home soon for students to review with parents.
  6. I am continuing to serve on the state Legislative Committee. The next meeting is Tuesday in Columbus.  I have an ODE executive joining us in North Baltimore on Feb. 14 to demonstrate how laws—such as OTES, state testing and graduation points—actually play out in daily practice.
  7. Welcome Cory Mathias as our technology/online teacher for the rest of the year!

Principal Mark Lange’s Report

Since the last board meeting, I received a check for $410.90 from the Box Tops for Education program that is run by General Mills.  We receive $0.10 for each box top that we receive.  We have had a great response this year and the check represents the money that we have received so far this year.  We encourage members of the community to continue to turn in box tops.  They can be dropped off at any of the buildings, sent in with a student, or left at the board office.

 

Our S.T.E.M. assembly that was funded by the Ohio Soybean Council that was scheduled for December 20th had to be cancelled at the last minute.  Interestingly enough, they went to Baltimore, Ohio instead of North Baltimore.  That caused plenty of embarrassment on the part of the presenters and plenty of laughs around the district.  In case you were wondering, Baltimore is a village of about 3,000 people in Fairfield County.

Board of Education Minutes:

North Baltimore Board of Education

Organizational Meeting Minutes

January 10, 2018

 

The January 10, 2018 Organizational Meeting of the North Baltimore Board of Education was called to order at 5:30 PM by President Pro Tem, Tami Thomas, with the following members present:  Mrs. Thomas, Mrs. Bushey, Mr. Archer Mrs. Byrd, and Mr. Sharninghouse. 

 

Oath of Office to new members – Tim Archer, Marcy Byrd and Jeremy Sharninghouse was given by the Treasurer, Steven Stewart.

 

Election of Officers 

 

18-001

Nominations for President

Mr. Sharninghouse nominated Mrs. Tami Thomas, the motion was seconded by Mrs. Bushey with no other nominations.  The president pro-tem call for the vote:  Voting yes: Mrs. Bushey, Mr. Archer, Mrs. Byrd and Mr. Sharninghouse.  Mrs. Thomas abstained.  Motion carried. 

 

Office of the President went to Mrs. Tami Thomas.

 

18-002

Nominations for Vice President

Mr. Archer nominated Mrs. Bushey, the motion was seconded by Mrs. Byrd with no other nominations.  The president called for the vote:  Voting yes:  Mrs. Thomas, Mr. Archer, Mrs. Byrd and Mr. Sharninghouse.  Mrs. Bushey abstained.  Motion carried.

 

Office of the Vice President went to Mrs. Jaimye Bushey.

 

Oaths of Office were given to the President and the Vice President.

 

 

18-003

Establish Meetings

Mr. Sharninghouse moved, seconded by Mrs. Bushey to establish the monthly regular meeting date, time and place as the fourth Tuesday of each month at 6:00 PM at the North Baltimore Middle/High School Building with the following exceptions:   March 20th (3rd Tuesday due to spring break) and December 18th (3rd Tuesday due to Christmas break).  The president called for the vote:  Voting yes: Mr. Archer, Mrs. Bushey, Mrs. Byrd, Mr. Sharninghouse and Mrs. Thomas.  Motion Carried. 

 

18-004

Service Fund

Mr. Archer moved, seconded by Mrs. Bushey to approve the established Service Fund for the Board of Education at $12,000 for 2018 with no increase over last year.  The president called for the vote:  Voting yes: Mr. Archer, Mrs. Bushey, Mrs. Byrd, Mr. Sharninghouse and Mrs. Thomas.  Motion Carried. 

 

Board Appointments:

Advisory – Mrs. Bushey and Mr. Sharninghouse

Athletic/Recreation – Mr. Archer and Mrs. Byrd

Policy – Mrs. Thomas

Technology/Planning & Resource – Tim Archer

 

18-005

HB 9

Mr. Sharninghouse moved, seconded by Mrs. Bushey to appoint the Treasurer as the Board representative for HB 9 Public Records for Professional Development requirements. The president called for the vote:  Voting yes: Mr. Archer, Mrs. Bushey, Mrs. Byrd, Mr. Sharninghouse and Mrs. Thomas.  Motion Carried. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

18-006

Board Compensation

Mrs. Bushey moved, seconded by Mr. Archer to approve the compensation for Board Members as per Board Bylaws #0147 with no change to current.  The president called for the vote:  Voting yes: Mr. Archer, Mrs. Bushey, Mrs. Byrd, Mr. Sharninghouse and Mrs. Thomas.  Motion Carried. 

 

18-007

Superintendent Appointments

Mr. Sharninghouse moved, seconded by Mrs. Bushey to approve to appoint the superintendent as the following:

 

   1)  Purchasing Agent                                    

   2)  Coordinator of Federal State Programs               

         3)  Prevailing Wage Coordinator                         

         4)  ADA Compliance Officer                                          

   5)  EMIS Coordinator

 

 

The president called for the vote:  Voting yes: Mr. Archer, Mrs. Bushey, Mrs. Byrd, Mr. Sharninghouse and Mrs. Thomas.  Motion Carried. 

 

18-008

Annual Standard Authorizations

Mr. Archer moved, seconded by Mr. Sharninghouse to approve the Superintendent’s Annual Standard Authorization recommendations for calendar year 2018:

 

  1. a) Authorize the Treasurer to make short-term advances as needed                 from the General Fund to various other school funds to ensure their

      continued operation.                                 

 

  1. Authorize the Treasurer to review and approve all Then and Now

   Certificates per ORC5705.41 (D).

 

  1. Authorize the Treasurer and/or the Superintendent to review and  

   approve expenses related to refreshments for meetings involving the          

   community and/or staff.

 

The president called for the vote:  Voting yes: Mr. Archer, Mrs. Bushey, Mrs. Byrd, Mr. Sharninghouse and Mrs. Thomas.  Motion Carried. 

 

18-009

Authorize Temporary Employment

Mrs. Bushey moved, seconded by Mr. Sharninghouse to approve authorization to the Superintendent to employ temporary personnel and act on behalf of the Board in keeping with the Ohio Revised Code and Board Policy. The president called for the vote:  Voting yes: Mr. Archer, Mrs. Bushey, Mrs. Byrd, Mr. Sharninghouse and Mrs. Thomas.  Motion Carried. 

 

18-010

Accept Resignations Authorization

Mr. Archer moved, seconded by Mrs. Bushey to authorize the Superintendent, on behalf of the Board, to accept resignations submitted by employees during times when this board is not in session, subject to ratification by this board.  Such resignations shall be deemed effective as of the date and time of the superintendent’s acceptance.   The president called for the vote:  Voting yes: Mr. Archer, Mrs. Bushey, Mrs. Byrd, Mr. Sharninghouse and Mrs. Thomas.  Motion Carried. 

 

18-011

Tuition Contracts

Mr. Sharninghouse moved, seconded by Mrs. Byrd to authorize the Superintendent to enter into tuition contracts for special education and regular education students with other school districts.  The president called for the vote:  Voting yes: Mr. Archer, Mrs. Bushey, Mrs. Byrd, Mr. Sharninghouse and Mrs. Thomas.  Motion Carried. 

 

 

18-012

HB 308 Safety Coordinator

Mrs. Bushey moved, seconded by Mr. Archer to appoint the MS/HS Building Principal as HB 308 Safety Coordinator.  The president called for the vote:  Voting yes: Mr. Archer, Mrs. Bushey, Mrs. Byrd, Mr. Sharninghouse and Mrs. Thomas.  Motion Carried. 

 

18-013

OSBA Service Fund

Mr. Sharninghouse moved, seconded by Mrs. Bushey to approve the Ohio School Boards Association Legal Assistance Fund Consultant Service Contract beginning January 1, 2018 through December 31, 2018 at a cost of $250.  The president called for the vote:  Voting yes: Mr. Archer, Mrs. Bushey, Mrs. Byrd, Mr. Sharninghouse and Mrs. Thomas.  Motion Carried. 

 

18-014

OSBA Membership

Mrs. Bushey moved, seconded by Mr. Archer to approve a membership to the Ohio School Boards Association beginning January 1, 2018 through December 31, 2018 at an approximate cost of $4,000 for subscriptions and monthly update information.  The president called for the vote:  Voting yes: Mr. Archer, Mrs. Bushey, Mrs. Byrd, Mr. Sharninghouse and Mrs. Thomas.  Motion Carried. 

 

18-015

OEPI Services

Mr. Archer moved, seconded by Mrs. Bushey to approve the Ohio Education Policy Institute (OEPI)consulting services beginning January 1, 2018 through December 31, 2018 at an approximate cost of $500.   The president called for the vote:  Voting yes: Mr. Archer, Mrs. Bushey, Mrs. Byrd, Mr. Sharninghouse and Mrs. Thomas.  Motion Carried. 

 

Other Board Business – None

 

18-016

Adjournment of Organizational Meeting

Mr. Sharninghouse moved, seconded by Mrs. Bushey to adjourn the organizational meeting at 5:58 PM.  The president called for the vote:  Voting yes: Mr. Archer, Mrs. Bushey, Mrs. Byrd, Mr. Sharninghouse and Mrs. Thomas.  Motion Carried. 

 

 

 

 

North Baltimore Board of Education

Regular Meeting Minutes

January 10, 2018

 

The January 10, 2018 Regular Meeting of the North Baltimore Board of Education was called to order at 6:00 PM by President, Tami Thomas, with the following members present:  Mrs. Thomas, Mrs. Bushey, Mr. Archer Mrs. Byrd, and Mr. Sharninghouse. 

 

Adjustments to the agenda – none

 

18-017

Minutes

Mrs. Bushey moved, seconded by Mr. Sharninghouse to approve the December 20, 2017 regular board meeting minutes.  The president called for the vote:  Voting yes: Mrs. Thomas, Mrs. Bushey, Mrs. Byrd, Mr. Archer and Mr. Sharninghouse.  Motion carried. 

 

Opportunity to Address the Board

   

Recognition of Visitors

 

      News Media

 

      The Courier – Eric Schaadt   

      The Sentinel – Marie Thomas

      NB Xpress –Sue Miklovic

 

 

 

 

 

Treasurer’s Reports                                              

 

Due to the early date of the Organizational and Regular January Board of Education Meeting, the financial reports will be available at the February Regular Meeting.                                                       

 

18-019

Estimated Revenue Tax Year 2019

Mr. Archer moved, seconded by Mrs. Bushey to approve the estimated revenue for tax year 2019 for the Wood County Auditor as presented.  (These estimates are the same as the board approved in the five-year forecast in October.) .  The president called for the vote:  Voting yes: Mrs. Thomas, Mrs. Bushey, Mrs. Byrd, Mr. Archer and Mr. Sharninghouse.  Motion carried. 

 

 

 

Administrative Reports – Printed at the end of the minutes

 

 

Superintendent’s Recommendations

 

18-020

WCESC Services

Mrs. Bushey moved, seconded by Mrs. Byrd to approve the Wood County Educational Service Center Menu of Services estimates for the 2018-19 school year as presented.  The president called for the vote:  Voting yes: Mrs. Thomas, Mrs. Bushey, Mrs. Byrd, Mr. Archer and Mr. Sharninghouse.  Motion carried. 

 

18-021

Treasurer’s Contract Amendment

Mr. Archer moved, seconded by Mr. Sharninghouse to approve an amendment to the Treasurer’s Contract as presented. The president called for the vote:  Voting yes: Mrs. Thomas, Mrs. Bushey, Mrs. Byrd, Mr. Archer and Mr. Sharninghouse.  Motion carried. 

 

18-022

Cory Mathias Substitute Teacher

Mr. Sharninghouse moved, seconded by Mrs. Bushey to approve a substitute teacher contract to Cory Mathias for the remainder of the 2017-18 school year at the daily rate of $85, on an as needed basis.   The president called for the vote:  Voting yes: Mrs. Thomas, Mrs. Bushey, Mrs. Byrd, Mr. Archer and Mr. Sharninghouse.  Motion carried.

 

18-023

Supplemental Contracts

Mr. Sharninghouse moved, seconded by Mr. Archer to approve the following supplemental contracts for the 2017-18 school year at the appropriate step, pending proper certification and background checks as required:

 

Type I

Mallory Huffman                               Yearbook Advisor (75%)   Step 1

 

Type II

Stefanie Lauer                     Grades 11/12 Team Leader (Replacing Jacque Miller)

Mallory Huffman               ELA Team Leader (Replacing Stefanie Lauer)

 

The president called for the vote:  Voting yes: Mrs. Thomas, Mrs. Bushey, Mrs. Byrd, Mr. Archer and Mr. Sharninghouse.  Motion carried.

                                                                   

Board Committee Reports

 

Athletic/Recreation – Tim Archer –Marcy Byrd – No Report

 

Advisory– Jaimye Bushey – Jeremy Sharninghouse – No Report

 

Policy – Tami Thomas – No Report

 

Technology/Planning & Resource – Tim Archer – No Report

 

 

      OTHER BOARD BUSINESS

 

 

18-024

      Motion to Adjourn

      Mr. Sharninghouse moved, seconded by Mrs. Bushey to adjourn the regular

meeting at 6:18 PM.   The President called for the vote:  Voting yes; Mrs. Thomas, Mrs. Bushey, Mrs. Byrd, Mr. Archer, and Mr. Sharninghouse.  Motion carried.

 

 

______________________________       ____________________________

 

Steven Stewart, Treasurer            Tami Thomas, Board President

 

 

(Updated With Photos) Tigers Defeated by Pandora-Gilboa

Friday night, January 19……………………..

NB traveled to Pandora-Gilboa High School for a match-up with the Rockets, with PG winning: 51-43.

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North Baltimore 4 12 12 1543
Pandora-Gilboa9 15 7 2051

There was a state-wide military appreciation night at all games Friday. Here is the NBHS Student Section cheering on the Tigers, and showing their appreciation.

photo courtesy of Ben Pack

Fotos by Ferg:

Brayden Holloway tips off
Zach Weinandy fires from behind the arc
Military Appreciation Night
Military Appreciation Night
Julian Hagemyer fires a pass to Levi Gazarek
Brady Rader goes at the defense with a shot
Cheerleaders
Adam Flores puts up a short jump shot
 
 Click on any photo to ENLARGE
 
 
 

Ohio Women Veterans Advisory Committee Seeking Applicants

The Ohio Department of Veterans Services strives to ensure that the voices of Ohio’s 67,000 women veterans are heard…………

The Ohio Department of Veterans Services is seeking applicants for the Ohio Women Veterans Advisory Committee.

The Ohio Department of Veterans Services strives to ensure that the voices of Ohio’s 67,000 women veterans are heard. ODVS Director Chip Tansill appoints a committee of engaged and knowledgeable women veterans to provide advice, counsel and input on issues, opportunities and programs impacting Ohio women veterans.

At the quarterly meetings, the ODVS Director, Legislative Liaison, Chief Legal Counsel and Women Veterans Coordinator provide reports and engage in dialogue with the Advisory Committee. The Chair or Vice Chair of the Ohio Women Veterans Advisory Committee facilitate meetings.

Mission

The Ohio Women Veterans Advisory Committee serves at the pleasure of the ODVS Director to identify and assess the needs of Ohio’s women veterans and assists ODVS in providing information to women veterans about benefits, entitlements, education, employment and training. The committee recommends and plans events to advance professional development, camaraderie and the positive image of women veterans.

Membership

Members are appointed by and serve at the pleasure of the ODVS Director. Terms are two years, with the majority of appointments occurring in January of even numbered years. The Advisory Committee functions under a three-tier structure:

-Board Members, voting

-Emeritus Members, non-voting

-Committee Members, non-voting

Board Members

This 11-member voting Board consists of six at-large and five district representatives provide input to the ODVS Director and chair a conference committee.

Emeritus Members

These members are appointed by the ODVS Director in recognition of their tenured service to the Advisory Committee, Emeritus Members provide input to the ODVS Director and the Board Members and serve as mentors to Committee Members.

Committee Members

Appointed from throughout Ohio, non-voting Committee Members provide input to Board Members, serve on a biennial conference committee and are critical to succession planning.

Meeting Attendance

Members must attend 60% of the meetings. Quarterly meetings are generally held at 11 am on Fridays in Central Ohio and last about 90 minutes.

Roles and Expectations, Rules and Guidelines

Advisory Committee Members function as advocates and ambassadors for Ohio’s 67,000 women veterans. They also leverage connections and resources to advance the Advisory Committee’s mission, provide advice and recommendations to the ODVS Women Veterans Coordinator and help plan the biennial Ohio Women Veterans Conference.

Applications

Interested applicants should submit a letter of interest and a resume or biography for Director Tansill’s consideration. DEADLINE: February 2, 2018.

Please email applications to:

Sandra Puskarcik, ODVS Ohio Women Veterans Coordinator

Sandra.Puskarcik-McKee@dvs.ohio.gov

Questions?

Please contact Sandra at WomenVets@dvs.ohio.gov or call 614.752.8941.

CLICK HERE for more information such as:

-Advisory Committee Rules and Guidelines

-Expectations of Advisory Committee Members

-District Map

-Sample Letter of Interest

 

Opinion:  The hypocrisy of political correctness

A professor at NYU was shunned by his colleagues because of “the content and structure of his thinking.”   That’s right, the “thought police” were after him…

Opinion:  The hypocrisy of political correctness
by John Grimaldi, Contributor at the Association of Mature American Citizens [AMAC]
WASHINGTON, DC, Jan 19 – A professor at NYU was shunned by his colleagues because of “the content and structure of his thinking.”   That’s right, the “thought police” were after him.  They didn’t like the fact that he was using social media to expose the hypocrisy of political correctness on campus.
Because he exercised his right to free speech, Professor Michael Rectenwald claims he was the target of defamation and harassment by his colleagues.  And so, Rectenwald recently filed suit in Manhattan Supreme Court.  The New York Post reported that “the politically incorrect NYU professor accused of ‘incivility’ by liberal colleagues and put on leave is now suing the college and four fellow profs for calling him everything from a drug addict to Satan.”
The suit sheds light on what is going on in college and university classrooms these days.  Is it a movement by the left to create a generation of voters who could eventually have the numbers and ideological resolve to turn the United States of America into the Soviet Socialist Republic of America?
The irony here is that Rectenwald describes himself as “a communist.”  Yet he says he is an ardent advocate of free speech on campus.  As he put it in an interview last year: “Every time a speaker is booed off campus or shooed off campus because they might say something that bothers someone, that just feeds the notion that the left is totalitarian, and they have a point.”
I don’t think Rectenwald is switching teams anytime soon.  Left is left and right is right and never the twain shall meet, the exception being those with a left of center political preference.
Whatever his bent, the Professor seems to believe that schools are places that should be encouraging discourse and a diversity of ideas, not “mindless indoctrination.”  And, he believes that if there is a sinister motive behind the PC movement, it will not succeed.  I believe that, too, because our kids are smarter than that, for the most part.  They were brought up in a free society and it will take more than leftist propaganda to make them give it up.
In the old Soviet Union, the communist culture was built on systematic indoctrination that brainwashed the citizenry into believing that the leftist elites and their apparatchiks who ran the “Evil Empire” had their best interests at heart.  The American Revolution, on the other hand, sought to allow the people to become individuals with a collective lust for freedom and justice.
And, what fuels that lust is knowledge, the kind of knowledge only available in an institution of learning that fairly exposes its students to all sides of any argument, whether it be scientific or political.
The Association of Mature American Citizens [AMAC] [http://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 http://amac.us/join-amac.

Latta Attends March for Life

Helps Pass Pro-Life Legislation……

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Bob Latta (R-Bowling Green) participated in the 2018 March for Life Rally on the National Mall Friday. Speaker of the House Paul Ryan spoke at the event, which drew tens of thousands of participants. After the rally, Latta hosted constituents at an event on Capitol Hill – an annual tradition.

 

In addition, Latta voted in favor of H.R. 4712, the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act, legislation that was approved by the U.S. House of Representatives today. The bill requires that a baby that survives a failed abortion attempt receive the same treatment as any other infant.

 

“Every year, the March for Life brings people from every corner of the country to stand up for the most innocent in our society,” said Latta. “It’s clear that tens of millions of Americans believe in the value of life, and they deserve to be represented in Washington. I’ll continue to be a strong supporter of pro-life policies, including legislation like the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act. This year’s rally is once again about giving a voice to the voiceless.”

Latta with Rep. Brad Wenstrup (R-OH)
Rep. Latta with constituents in the Rayburn House Office Building after the March for Life
Latta with Bishop Daniel E. Thomas of the Catholic Diocese of Toledo

 

 

Latta Statement on Senate Democrats’ Vote to Shut Down the Government

A Senate cloture vote on legislation to keep the government open failed by a vote of 50 to 49…………

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Bob Latta (R-Bowling Green) released the following statement after a Senate cloture vote on legislation to keep the government open failed by a vote of 50 to 49. Sixty votes were needed to advance the legislation. Latta voted to pass the legislation in the House yesterday.

 

“The failure by the Senate to keep the government open is bad for the country, it’s bad for our military, and it’s bad for the nearly nine million children that rely on the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP),” said Latta. “Despite this funding bill consisting of provisions they’ve previously supported, Senate Democrats have nonetheless decided to irresponsibly vote to shut the government down. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer said in 2013 that a shutdown is the “politics of idiocy, of confrontation, of paralysis,” but now he is leading the charge to stop legislation that would keep the government open.

 

“Compounding their vote for a government shutdown is the fact that this bill would extend CHIP for six years. The House previously voted for a CHIP extension, but it was not taken up in the Senate. Enough is enough – we need to fund this critical program that supports more than 200,000 children in Ohio.

 

“I encourage the Senate to continue to work to find a solution, but the easiest fix is right in front of them. They need to stop playing politics and vote to pass the House bill.”

BROWN CALLS ON REPUBLICAN-CONTROLLED CONGRESS NOT TO SHUT GOVERNMENT DOWN

Senator Supporting Short-Term Extension to Keep Government Open, Keep Both Sides Working to Strike Long-Term Solution………

 

 

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) is calling on Republican leaders – who control both houses of Congress and the White House – not to shut down the government. Brown is urging Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) to keep the government open by passing a short-term continuing resolution for a few days, so both sides can stay at the table and continue working to reach a bipartisan deal. Senate Republicans have also called for a short-term bill to allow negotiations to continue (here).

 

If the Republican Leader forces the government to shut down by refusing to negotiate, it will be the first time the government experiences a full shutdown and furlough of federal workers with one party controlling the White House and Congress.

 

The latest one-month bill proposed by House Republicans is the fourth stop-gap spending measure Republicans have proposed since September – creating dangerous uncertainty for the military, the economy and Ohio families. Brown says it’s critical both sides stay at the table and keep working for a long-term deal so Ohioans don’t have to endure the same uncertainty again a month from now.

 

“We have the opportunity to reach a bipartisan deal, and we owe it to the people we work for to keep working until we get the job done,” said Brown. “The uncertainty created by Republican leadership in Washington is hurting Ohio businesses, jeopardizing our military readiness, and forcing too many families to live in fear – whether it’s fear their children will lose health insurance, fear the retirement they worked for will be taken away, or fear they will be ripped away from the only home they’ve ever known – enough is enough. Leader McConnell must keep the government open and allow us to pass a solution that gives Ohio businesses, military installations and families the certainty they deserve.”

 

Brown, who has been imploring Republican leaders for months to extend the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), criticized Republican leaders for using Ohio kids as political leverage. He plans to move to take up and pass a CHIP bill with no strings attached immediately.

 

“These are not bargaining chips, they are 209,000 Ohio kids who are depending on us to do our jobs. Republican leaders must stop holding CHIP hostage to their failed budget process and allow a vote to extend children’s healthcare immediately,” said Brown.

 

Brown introduced a bipartisan, five-year CHIP extension in September 2017 and passed it out of the Finance Committee in October. He has repeatedly called on Republican leaders to take it up and pass it since then and Republican leaders have refused time and time again.

NB Staff Selects “Student of the Month” for January

Julian Hagemyer plans to attend BGSU after his graduation this spring…………………………

Congratulations to NBHS Senior Julian Hagemyer, on his selection as Student of the month for January. The NB Staff made the selection.
North Baltimore staff elected Julian Hagemyer to be student of the month for January.  Julian is a member of National Honor Society, student council, and has been an accomplished athlete in basketball, baseball, and football during his tenure at NBHS (receiving 2nd team BVC honors in basketball as a junior).  He also gives back to the local community through his participation in our high school volunteer organization (Paws for a Cause).  After he graduates this coming May, Julian plans to attend Bowling Green State University.