Average small business owner is over 50, says AMAC – President Trump deserves the credit
for the resurgence of small business
Average small business owner is over 50, says AMAC – President Trump deserves the credit
“Dedication to God” is the topic of Pastor Ralph Mineo’s sermon on Sunday, December 30….
St. Luke’s Lutheran Church, North Baltimore
“Dedication to God” based on Luke 2:41-52 is the topic of Pastor Ralph Mineo’s sermon on Sunday, December 30, at St. Luke’s Lutheran Church in North Baltimore at 10:15 a.m. Sunday School for all ages begins at 9:00 a.m. Plan now to join us in worship.
St. John’s Lutheran Church, McComb
“Dedication to God” based on Luke 2:41-52 is the topic of Pastor Ralph Mineo’s sermon on Sunday, December 30, at St. John ‘s Lutheran Church in McComb at 8:00 a.m. A joint adult Sunday School with the McComb United Methodist Church begins at 9:15 a.m. We hope you will worship with us.
Instead of eating in a way that could leave you at risk of nutrient deficiencies, opt for a more balanced approach….
(Family Features) If you’re thinking about revamping how you eat in the new year, you might want to think twice about the trendy dairy-free plans that crop up on your social media feed – as they could leave you missing out on nutrients you need.
Three of the most popular and health-promoting eating plans of the moment – the Mediterranean Diet, Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension (DASH) Diet and Flexitarian Diet – all include dairy milk as an important component, and according to a study in the “Journal of the American Dietetic Association,” it’s hard to get nutrients you need without it.
New research also suggests adding an extra serving of dairy to the Mediterranean Diet makes it even more nutritious, boosting amounts of calcium, vitamin D and potassium without exceeding recommendations for nutrients to limit, like saturated fat and sodium, according to a study published in “The Journal of the American College of Nutrition.” A second new study found not only does incorporating more dairy improve the quality of the diet, it benefits health, as well – specifically improving blood pressure and levels of good cholesterol (HDL) compared to a standard low-fat diet, according to research in “The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.” While the Mediterranean Diet typically includes around two servings of dairy a day, these studies built in 3-4.
The DASH Diet, long known for its positive effects on heart health, includes three servings of low-fat or fat-free dairy per day. Good news for fans of whole milk: it may be just as effective when it includes full-fat dairy, too, according to recent research in “The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.” Researchers found a DASH diet that included whole milk and other full-fat dairy products lowered blood pressure just as much as the traditional version.
As a high-quality, complete protein, dairy milk is also an important part of the Flexitarian Diet, which encourages more plants and less meat. Many plant-based proteins are incomplete, which means they don’t provide some of the building blocks your body needs. Dairy milk is also an important source of calcium, as substituting milk with non-dairy calcium sources like fortified soy milk or leafy greens can lead to gaps in other key nutrients such as protein, vitamin D, phosphorus, riboflavin, potassium, magnesium, vitamin A and vitamin B12, according to a study in the journal “Nutrition Research.”
Instead of eating in a way that could leave you at risk of nutrient deficiencies, opt for a more balanced approach to the new year and consider a plan that includes dairy milk. Visit MilkLife.com for more information and milk-inspired recipes.
Your Farm Land as your Legacy and more………
BOWLING GREEN, OH – American Farmland Trust, Cornell University Cooperative Extension Northwest New York Team, and Ohio’s Wood Soil & Water Conservation District have joined together to announce two Great Lakes Conservation Connect events on January 22, 2019. In the morning, a women-dedicated learning circle will be held in Woodville, Ohio. This workshop will focus on identifying what future you want for your land, and how to achieve that by working with your farmer and your family. Learning Circles provide women the opportunity to meet other land owners, share their farm successes and challenges, discuss their goals for their land, and access advice and technical assistance. At this learning circle, women will have the opportunity to learn about how to start a plan for your land that fulfills your needs and your values. David Marrison, from OSU Extension, will be introducing tools and resources to help you gain a deeper knowledge of who to speak with.
American Farmland Trust and Ohio State University Extension partnered together to lead a dinner session workshop for farmers with a focus on transitioning the farm business to the next generation. This evening workshop will follow the women learning circle workshop and will also feature special guest speaker, David Marrison. What will happen to your farm business when you can no longer run it? Come to this workshop to learn tips and tricks to foster family harmony during this critical part of your farming legacy. Learn how to strengthen relationships with your landowners to keep your operation together as it’s passed to the next generation.
Women for the Land Workshop, Conservation values – your land as your legacy; Tuesday, January 22, 2019 at Luckey Farmers, Inc., 1200 Main Street, Woodville, Ohio Registration will begin at 8:30 a.m. and the meeting will begin at 9:00 a.m. Lunch is provided, and the program will end at 1:00 p.m. RSVP by 5:00 p.m., January 18th, by signing up online at www.farmland.org/women or by calling (419) 354-5517.
Farmer Workshop, Navigating the transfer of your farm business; Tuesday, January 22, 2019 at the Wood County Jr. Fair Building, 13800 West Poe Road, Bowling Green, Ohio. Registration will begin at 4:30 p.m. and the meeting will begin at 5:00 p.m. Dinner is provided, and the program will end at 8:00 p.m.
RSVP by 5:00 p.m., January 18th, by calling American Farmland Trust, Ashley (614) 430-8130.
The NB Library Board and Staff anticipate the new FINE FREE policy will allow better access to the Library collection and resources….
As of January 1, 2019 the North Baltimore Public Library will be FINE FREE for all patrons! The Library Board voted to begin FINE FREE practices at their December meeting in part to thank the public for using the NB Library for 100 years! March 10, 2019 will be the actual date the Library celebrates it’s anniversary.
FINE FREE policies are being adopted by many local public libraries in our area including Wood County District Public Library, McComb Public Library and Weston Public Library. Here’s what Fine Free will mean at North Baltimore Library:
- Materials will continue to be checked out for 1 or 2 weeks at a time.
- As before, a print out with a due date will be received at check out.
- There will NOT be any fines for items returned after the due date.
- Library materials DO need to be returned. After 45 days, the computer will automatically switch the item to “Assumed lost” and the card will be billed for the cost to replace the item. When the item is returned and scanned in, the lost bill will be eliminated. Until the “assumed lost” item is returned, the library card may not be used to check out anything further or for computer privileges.
- If an item is lost or damaged, the replacement cost will still need to be payed.
Have fines from 2018 or before? Follow the guidelines below to have them erased!
- Bring in a non-perishable food item or paper goods (1 item per each dollar owed) to waive those fines. This will be limited to fines of overdue materials from the NB Library collection. Food will be donated to our local Food Pantry to be distributed in the community.
- Everyone has until March 9, 2019 to donate items at the Main Desk of the library and request staff to waive their fines.
The NB Library Board and Staff anticipate the new FINE FREE policy will allow better access to the Library collection and resources for all who use the Library! Happy New Year!!!
At the Jungle last night…..
by Suzanne Bucher
Miller City @ North Baltimore – 12/27/18
North Baltimore 20-13-22-12—67
Miller City 8-12-23-7—50
Alivia Light – 31
Grace Hagemyer – 12
Mia McCartney – 11
Jordan Baker – 4
Leah Lee – 4
Simone Thompson – 4
Sydnee Smith – 1
2-PT FGM-A: 18-32 (56%)
3-PT FGM-A: 6-15 (40%)
FTM-A 13-18 (72%)
NB Rebounds: 29 (Hagemyer 8, Light 6)
Steal Leader: Light 5
Assist Leader: Light 8
Blocks Leader: Hagemyer 8
Varsity Overall Record 4-5, BVC 3-1
Miller City – 28
NB – 15
Kenzie Perez – 11
Gabby Estrada – 4
JV Overall Record 4-5, BVC Record 2-2
UPCOMING GIRLS GAMES
Thur 1/3 @ Riverdale, 6pm
Thur 1/10 Arcadia (home), 6pm
“Be Prepared… the meaning of the motto is that a scout must prepare himself by previous thinking out and practicing how to act on any accident or emergency so that he is never taken by surprise.”
The multi-state effort will help truck drivers plan ahead…
(COLUMBUS) – A new system being launched along three major Ohio highways will make it much easier for truck drivers to find safe parking.
The Truck Parking Information Management System provides real-time information about available parking spaces at nine Ohio rest areas.
Parking information is displayed on digital signs along the highway as well as on OHGO.com and the OHGO app.
A 2013 study found that 83 percent of drivers routinely took longer than 30 minutes to find parking. By using this system, drivers can monitor parking availability and make better-informed parking decisions as they near the limit of the their federally mandated hours of service.
“Truck drivers are vital to our economy. One of the biggest challenges they face is finding a safe place to park and rest,” said Ohio Department of Transportation Director Jerry Wray. “This system will help truck drivers plan ahead and allow them to stop wasting precious driving minutes searching for parking.”
The multi-state system, which should be fully operational next month, was paid for with a $25 million federal transportation grant. It includes Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio and Wisconsin. Ohio received the largest share of the grant, $5.3 million. The state contributed another $787,000, bringing the total investment to $6.1 million.
This system is expected to generate more than $403 million in benefits through the life of the project. Better parking information also means fewer non-routine maintenance repairs on highway shoulders and ramps due to illegal parking.
It is estimated that the search for safe, convenient parking annually costs the country $4.4 billion and increases CO2 emissions by 3.3 million tons.
Video can be viewed here.
Video can be viewed here.
The text of Latta’s speech is available below:
“Mr. Speaker, I rise today to congratulate the McComb High Football team for winning the Ohio State Division VII Championship. The Panthers won their second title in school history with a 28-3 victory over Glouster Trimble.
McComb showed great fortitude in reeling off eight straight wins on their way to the title. Including freshman, the Panthers dressed 27 players, about half the number of most of their opponents.
The Panthers success can be tied to their stout defense which didn’t surrender a single touchdown in the championship game.
These student-athletes gave it their all and had the backing of the entire school district behind them. They exemplified the best of Ohio small town football. I know what the title means to McComb as my dad, Del, played for McComb in the late 1930’s. It’s been great to see the fans rally around these players.
Once again, congratulations to Coach Kris Alge and the rest of the McComb High School Football Team on a job well done.”
The funding received will be used to paint the interior of the library as well as repairing sidewalks outside.
The North Baltimore Public Library is happy to announce it has received a Hancock-Wood Community Trust Fund Grant in the amount of $7,700. The North Baltimore Public Library will be celebrating 100 years of service in March of 2019. The funding received will be used to paint the interior of the library as well as repairing sidewalks outside. The grant is an exciting way to kick off a year of celebrations.
According to Hancock Wood Electric Cooperative’s social media page (facebook), ” At the November Community Trust Fund (CTF) Board meeting, the board awarded over $19,000 to local nonprofits in the area. $5,000 of that was given to the HWE board members, who are able to donate to a charity of their choice. These generous donations are made possible by all of our members who participate in the Operation Round Up Program. “
Patients will receive less radiation and complete scans in a faster amount of time….
EasternWoods Outpatient Center Offers Updated PET/CT Technology with Enhanced Imaging and Lower Radiation
EasternWoods Outpatient Center, a division of Blanchard Valley Health System (BVHS), recently updated its PET/CT scan technology to improve patient experience. This diagnostic system will allow providers to give more accurate diagnoses with 3D imaging, enhanced imaging with wider fields of view and improved lesion detectability. Additionally, patients will receive less radiation and complete scans in a faster amount of time.
“EasternWoods Outpatient Center and BVHS are committed to obtaining advanced technology to provide the highest quality and comprehensive care to patients,” said Jill Jaynes, BVHS service line director of cardiovascular and imaging services.
To receive this updated technology, BVHS joined forces with Shared Medical Services as its new vendor for PET/CT services. “BVHS switched vendors to both improve care outcomes and collaborate with the Vantage Group of Ohio, a collection of eight hospitals committed to searching for opportunities of quality improvement and cost savings in health care,” said Chris Keller, president of Bluffton Hospital and Vice President of BVHS clinical services and supply chain.
EasternWoods Outpatient Center also offers other imaging services to meet patient needs including MRI, digital mammography, ultrasound, EKG and more. To schedule an appointment, call BVHS Central Scheduling at 419.423.5323.
Programs available for January, 2019…..
|Polar Parks Mini-Camp|
|Wednesday-Friday January 2-4; 9:00 am – Noon 29530 White Road, Perrysburg |
Wednesday, January 2: Register Here
Thursday, January 3: Register Here
Friday, January 4: Register Here
Experience a wild Wood County winter through this 3-day mini-camp!
Each day highlights a different educational theme and seeks to explore through hands-on and outdoor activities. Cost: $12/$10 FWCP per day. Ages 8-13. The registration deadline is one week before the beginning of the camp day. Leaders: Jim Witter, Bill Hoefflin, and Craig Spicer
Introduction to Orienteering
Sundayday, January 6; 1:00 – 3:00 pm
Bradner Interpretive Center
11491 Fostoria Road, Bradner
Find out what else the magnetic compass can do besides show you which way is north. This reliable low-tech tool can help you get from point A to point B. We will learn the basics indoors and then take it outside on a short orienteering course.
Leaders: Jim Witter, Bill Hoefflin, and Craig Spicer
|EcoLit Book Group Meeting|
|Thursday, January 10; 7:00 – 9:00 pm W.W. Knight Nature Preserve: Hankison Great Room 29530 White Road, Perrysburg For this meeting, please read The Snow Leopard by Peter Matthiessen. Discussion leader: Cheryl Lachowski, Senior Lecturer, BGSU English Dept. and Ohio Certified Volunteer Naturalist Register Here|
|Homeschoolers: Project Feederwatch|
|Friday, January 11; 10:00 – 11:00 am Bradner Interpretive Center 11491 Fostoria Road, Bradner Learn how Wood County Park’s volunteers count birds at our windows on wildlife and how you can help scientists learn about bird populations in Wood County. Leader: Jim Witter Register Here|
|Native American Moccasin Making Workshop Series|
|Saturdays, January 12, January 26, February 9, February 23; 10:00 am – 2:00 pm Carter Historic Farm 18331 Carter Road, Bowling Green Learn the skill of making authentic Native American moccasins over the course of four sessions. The Plains two-piece style will be featured. Cost for series: $30. Leader: Stewart Orr Register Here|
|Arctic Open Archery|
|Saturday, January 12; 12:30- 3:00 pm Arrowwood Archery Range 11126 Linwood Road, Bowling Green Arrows fly in the crisp winter air! Arrive anytime between 12:30 and 3:00 to give this cool archery a shot. Leader: Craig Spicer No Registration Needed|
|Ice Age Mammals of Ohio|
|Tuesday, January 15; 6:30 – 8:00 pm W.W. Knight Nature Preserve: Hankison Great Room 29530 White Road, Perrysburg An impressive array of extinct animals used to call Ohio home following the retreat of the last glacier. Discover these megafauna and learn about some of the theories behind their extinction. Leader: Bill Hoefflin Register Here|
|A Stitch in Time Saves Nine|
| Thursday, January 17; 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm Carter Historic Farm 18331 Carter Road, Bowling Green Explore the lost art of mending, a time-honored skill of the Depression Era homemaker. Bring an item to mend, thread, needle, and a willingness to learn! Leader: Virginia Dean |
|Wild Skills: Fire Building|
|Friday, January 18 6:30 – 8:00 pm Wood County Historical Center: Adam Phillips Shelter 13660 County Home Road, Bowling Green Fire is one of the best tools to have on your adventures, providing clean water, heat for cooking and a positive attitude. Learn hands-on how to start and maintain one safely and successfully in a variety of different situations. Leader: Craig Spicer Register Here|