Village Council Meeting –December 4, 2018 (with updates)

Will meet tonight at 5:30pm for the “Committee of the Whole”…..

by Sue Miklovic

The Village council met last Tuesday, December 4 in the Council Chambers, with Council President Art Patterson and Member Aaron Patterson both absent .

Prior to the beginning of the meeting, Pastor Duane Weaver of Church of the Good Shepherd offered a brief meditation and prayer.

Some of the highlights/topics from the meeting included:

% Gave permission for the North Baltimore High School Choir members to sing Christmas Carols on Main Street in front of the Village Hall on December 17, beginning at 7:00pm. The public has been invited to join the students, as well as students from Elmwood and Van Buren. There will be hot chocolate served.

% Allowing the EMS Chief to purchase a Lucas device for the department, not to exceed $4300.00 with the balance to be paid with grant dollars.

% Agreed to pay Brian Roberts,Utility Director, $7200 for unused vacation time he has accumulated. The EPA requires someone with his level of certification to be present at all times, and none of the current employees have attained that level of training/certification yet. In order for Roberts to use the vacation time he has earned, the village would have to hire a temporary  qualified person, which would be extremely expensive for the village.  The 200 hours he is being paid for will help keep him below the maximum allowable carry-over number of hours. The Village had been talking about the best solution to this situation for several months before taking this action.

% Hired two dispatchers, Krista Noykos and Carol Davis, effective December 5, 2018.

% Agreed to vacate a portion of the north end of Central Avenue for Roll Tite to expand parking at their facility on Elm Street.

% Changed  the first meeting of January 2019 from January 1st to January 2nd.

 % Read a resolution authorizing  the village to adopt the federally approved Wood County Hazard Mitigation plan.

 % Read ordinances including contracting with a company for required water  meter maintenance equipment, setting the Annual Appropriations for expenses,  and giving a third reading to ordinance agreeing to an economic development contract with Black Swamp Locations Strategies.

% Agreed to an updated Brush Policy for the village. The new rules will be in effect in January for 2019, and will be followed for the entire year, and revisited.  (Editors note: We will be posting the full policy, with explanations of the changes and updated guidelines, as soon as they are available to us for publication)

The meeting disbanded in order to go into Executive session. After regrouping no action was taken, and the meeting was adjourned.

Since last Tuesday,  the Mayor has announced the Village has hired a new Village Administrator. A separate story is published regarding this action.

Special Council Meeting – 12/11

The Village of North Baltimore will be holding a Special Council Meeting…

The Village of North Baltimore will be holding a Special Council Meeting…
The Meeting will follow the Committee of the Whole meeting the begins at 5:30 pm.

December 11, 2018
After the COTW (PM)


I. Pledge of Allegiance

II. Roll Call

III. Executive Session

__________________ made a motion to enter into executive session at _______ PM for 121.22 G1 to consider the appointment, employment, dismissal, promotion, demotion or compensation of a public employee. Second by _________________. ____ approved.

IV. Return to Regular Session

_______________________ made a motion to return to regular session at ______ PM. Second by _______________. ______ approved.

V. New Business

VI. Old Business

VII. Adjournment

NBHS Boys Basketball Results

from Friday, Dec. 7 and Sat, Dec. 8….

High School Boys Basketball Results from the weekend
by Suzanne Bucher

N Baltimore @ Leipsic – 12/7/18


Leipsic  11-23-16-12—62

N Baltimore  8-5-2-29—44

Levi Gazarek – 27

Jaden Bucher – 7

Mitch Clark – 5

Isaac Sexton – 2

Zach Weinandy – 2

Johnny Hagemyer – 1

Varsity Overall Record 0-2, BVC 0-1


Leipsic – 45

NB – 18

Nick Morales – 6

Hunter Vogelsong – 3

Austin Gibson – 3

Gunner Kepling – 2

Brock Baltz – 2

Brayden Holloway – 1

Isaac Sexton – 1

JV Overall Record 0-2, BVC 0-1


Toledo Christian @ N Baltimore – 12/8/18


Toledo Christian  22-29-15-11—77

 N Baltimore  11-6-13-12—42

Levi Gazarek – 22

Clayton Heineman – 9

Jaden Bucher – 5

Johnny Hagemyer – 3

Mitch Clark – 2

Gunner Kepling – 1

Varsity Overall Record 0-3, BVC 0-1


Toledo Christian – 45

NB – 19

Brayden Holloway – 6

Nick Morales – 5

Gunner Kepling – 4

Hunter Vogelsong – 2

Austin Gibson – 2

JV Overall Record 0-3, BVC 0-1

 Upcoming Boys Games

Fri 12/14 @McComb, 6:00—rescheduled for Tuesday, Feb. 12th

Sat 12/15 Hardin Northern (home), 6:00

Winter Safety Tips

Hypothermia, frostbite, carbon momoxide poisonings, hazardour road conditions, and more…..

Drive Safely in the Snow

Driving in the winter means changes in the way you drive. Snow, sleet and ice can lead to hazardous road conditions. Prepare your vehicle for the upcoming winter season with these helpful tips.

Avoid Strain while Shoveling

Shoveling snow is a major winter activity in many parts of the United States. Taking a few precautions can help you prevent unnecessary pain and suffering.

Avoid injuring your back while shoveling…

Treat Frostbite Immediately

Use first aid to help someone who may have hypothermia or frostbite. Online and classroom courses are available through NSC.

Prevent Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

Carbon monoxide detectors save lives, but less than one-third of American homes have one installed. With December and January at the peak of CO poisonings, check out our fact sheet and be sure to follow tips like these:

  • Replace the battery for your home’s CO detector each spring and fall
  • Do not heat your home with a gas range or oven
  • Never run a car or truck inside an attached garage

Gavarone Supports Graduation Legislation

Provisions provide clarity to Ohio schools, students & teachers across state…

COLUMBUS—State Representative Theresa Gavarone (R-Bowling Green) this week voted in support of legislation that would ease the graduation requirements for this year’s graduating class to match the requirements implemented for last year’s graduating class, addressing a concern brought forward by Ohio schools.

House Bill 491 requires the State Board of Education to issue substitute licenses to speech-language pathologists, audiologists, registered nurses, physical therapists and other professionals. However, the bill was amended to clarify temporary alternative graduation pathways for 2019 and 2020 high school graduations.

Changes include:

  • Extending the options for the class of 2018 to the class of 2019 with no changes
  • Extending those options to the class of 2020 with certain modifications:
    • The GPA requirement would be cumulative 2.5 for the final two years of high school, instead of just the senior year
    • The capstone project would have to comply with ODE (Ohio Department of Education) guidance on the components of a successful project and the process for evaluation. The guidance must ensure that each capstone project is designed as a culmination of the student’s high school experience
    • The work/community service hours would have to comply with ODE guidance on approval and verification of the hours
    • Requires ODE guidance for the class of 2020 changes to be issued by May 31, 2019
  • Requires ODE, in consultation with the business community and as confirmed by resolution of the State Board of Education, to present its recommendations for a long-term graduation fix and transition plan to the House and Senate education committees by April 1, 2019

“This pressing issue was brought up numerous times both in my frequent meetings with Wood County’s superintendents and in calls and emails from constituents across the district,” Gavarone said. “Extending the alternative pathways for graduation to the classes of 2019 and 2020 was a big priority of mine, and I am happy with what we have accomplished for Ohio’s students.”

The bill now goes to the governor for his consideration. 

Holiday Foods with Heightened Flavor

Watch video to see how to make this delicious recipe: Pan Roasted Pork Tenderloin…..

(Family Features) Holiday hosting is all about providing guests a cozy atmosphere, good company and, quite often most importantly, food that tastes as good as it looks. While mixing and matching quality ingredients for dishes that appeal to the crowd is key to achieving successful seasonal flavors, you can take it a step further with the kitchen equipment used to craft those crave-worthy meals.

Cookware that boosts the flavor profiles of holiday dishes can take your hosting to the next level, and these recipes from chef Chris Scott of soul food restaurant Butterfunk Kitchen highlight the importance of the tools you use.

Served as the main course, Pan-Roasted Pork Tenderloin with Roasted Vegetables and Apples combines the savory taste of pork with sweet apples for classic complementary flavors. Paired with Scott’s Cauliflower Rice and Beans, this menu offers flavors that both comfort and surprise. That enjoyment can be heightened by the cook’s experience when he or she uses equipment like Anolon Accolade Cookware to bring the dishes to life. Made with metal strategically placed where it’s most needed for efficient heat distribution and optimized cooking results, the cookware’s triple-layer nonstick coating inside and out translates to easy food release and cleanup, ensuring the delight lasts from cooking to clean-up.

Whether enjoyed as dessert or a morning treat, Cinnamon Rolls with Dried Cranberries and Pecans serve up a combination of soft, warm dough with a pecan crunch to satisfy each guest’s sweet tooth.

For those holiday delights that require time in the oven, an option like the Anolon Eminence Bakeware line provides heavy-duty steel construction and rolled rims for even heating, durability and warp resistance for an elegant and sophisticated look that’s as practical as it is appealing.

Find more holiday recipes and kitchen solutions at

Pan-Roasted Pork Tenderloin with Roasted Vegetables and Apples

Recipe courtesy of Chris Scott on behalf of Anolon Cookware
Yield: 4 servings

  • Anolon Accolade Saute Pan
  • 1          tablespoon olive oil
  • 1          pork tenderloin (8 ounces), cleaned
  • salt, to taste
  • pepper, to taste
  • 3          carrots, peeled and cut into pieces
  • 2          apples, cut into wedges
  • 4          baby bliss potatoes, halved
  • 1          leek, cleaned and halved
  • 3          cups apple cider
  • 1/4       cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1/4       cup brown sugar
  1. Heat oven to 400° F. Heat saute pan over medium-high heat; add olive oil. Season pork tenderloin with salt and pepper, to taste, and sear on all sides until brown.
  2. In same pan, add carrots, apples, potatoes and leek. Reduce heat to medium and cook 3 minutes until vegetables have some color.
  3. Deglaze pan with apple cider, apple cider vinegar and brown sugar.
  4. Put pan in oven and cook 15 minutes. Remove pan from oven.
  5. Remove pork from pan and let rest on cutting board. Put saute pan with vegetables and liquid back in oven 3 minutes until liquid is reduced and syrupy. Vegetables should be well glazed when finished.
  6. Slice pork and plate. To serve, place glazed vegetables and pan drippings over meat.

Watch video to see how to make this delicious recipe!

Cinnamon Rolls with Dried Cranberries and Pecans

Recipe courtesy of Chris Scott on behalf of Anolon Cookware
Yield: 24 cinnamon rolls

Cinnamon Rolls:

  • Anolon Accolade Saucepan
  • 2          cups milk
  • 1/2       cup water
  • 1/2       cup butter
  • 1/3       cup cornmeal
  • 2          teaspoons salt
  • 7          cups all-purpose flour, divided
  • 2          packages (4 1/2 teaspoons) active dry yeast
  • 2          eggs


  • 2          cups packed brown sugar
  • 1/2       cup butter
  • 1/2       cup milk
  • 1          cup chopped pecans


  • 1/4       cup butter, softened
  • 2          tablespoons ground cinnamon
  • 1/2       cup sugar
  • 1          cup dried cranberries
  • 1          cup chopped pecans
  1. To make Cinnamon Rolls: In saucepan, combine milk, water, butter, cornmeal and salt; bring to boil, stirring frequently. Set aside to cool to 120-130° F.
  2. In separate bowl, combine 2 cups flour and yeast. Add cooled cornmeal mixture and, using mixer, beat on low until smooth. Add eggs and 1 cup flour; mix 1 minute. Stir in remaining flour, as necessary, to form soft dough.
  3. Turn dough onto floured surface; knead until smooth and elastic. Place in greased bowl, cover and let rise until doubled in size, about 1 hour.
  4. To make Topping: In saucepan, combine brown sugar, butter and milk; bring to boil, stirring occasionally. Pour into greased baking pan. Sprinkle with pecans; set aside.
  5. Heat oven to 375° F.
  6. To make Filling: Punch dough down, divide in half. Roll each half into rectangle; spread with softened butter. Combine cinnamon and sugar; sprinkle heavily over butter. Sprinkle cranberries and pecans over top. Roll up dough from one side. Pinch seams and turn ends under. Cut each roll into 12 slices. Place slices cut-side down in baking pan. Cover and let rise until nearly doubled in size, about 30 minutes.
  7. Bake 25 minutes, or until golden brown. Remove from oven and let cool about 1 minute. Invert onto serving platter.

Holiday Cauliflower Rice and Beans

Recipe courtesy of Chris Scott on behalf of Anolon Cookware
Yield: 8 servings

  • Large Anolon Accolade Skillet
  • 1          large head cauliflower
  • 1/4       cup butter
  • 1/2       cup black eyed peas, drained and rinsed
  • 1          tablespoon Cajun seasoning
  • 2          tablespoons parsley, chopped
  • 1/3       cup dried cranberries
  • 1          cup roasted butternut squash, diced
  • 1          tablespoon fresh chopped sage
  1. Wash and thoroughly dry cauliflower; remove all greens.
  2. Use box grater and grate into “rice.”
  3. Using skillet, heat butter until melted and beginning to become toasty. Add cauliflower rice and cook until soft, constantly stirring. Add black eyed peas, Cajun seasoning and parsley; stir and cover with lid. Reduce heat to low and cook 5 minutes. Add dried cranberries, roasted butternut squash and sage.


Wood County Parks Offer Programs

During this month the winter cold fastens its grip and the nights are at their longest and darkest. Bundle up and enjoy the last full moon of 2018.

Winter Reptiles
Wednesday, December 12;
6:00 – 7:30 pm
W.W. Knight Nature Preserve
29530 White Road, Perrysburg

When the weather turns white and chilly, what do all of our scaly neighbors do? Migrate, hibernate, or put on a sweater? We’ll learn these things and more as we meet two of our animal ambassadors. Please register all attendees.

Register Here:

The Geminid Meteor Shower
Thursday, December 13; 9:30 – 11:00 pm
Cricket Frog Cove
14810 Freyman Road, Cygnet

The Geminids are considered one of the best annual meteor showers because they are easily and frequently seen. Bring a thick blanket or reclining folding chair and appropriate clothing for an evening under the stars. This shower peaks around 2 am, but meteors will be visible beginning between 9-10 pm. Cancelled if skies are cloudy.

Register Here

Homeschoolers: Old Time Games
Friday, December 14;
10:00- 11:00 am
W.W. Knight Nature Preserve
29530 White Road, Perrysburg

Learn how Native American and pioneer children had fun, and how play helped them develop skills for adulthood.

Register Here

Rudolph Christmas Bird Count
Saturday, December 15;
6:45 AM – 5:00 PM
Field Trip
Meet at Waffle House,
1548 E. Wooster Street, BG
compilation party at Park HQ
18729 Mercer Road, Bowling Green

Be a citizen scientist! Join the Wood County Parks and local birders to count wintering birds to provide a snapshot of bird species and populations in Wood County. Visit for more information. Birding expertise is not necessary, you will be paired with a knowledgeable group leader. You may depart at any time during the day, but need to check in at the restaurant at 6:45 to be assigned a leader and coverage area. Participants may choose to join us at park headquarters for a meal, recap of the day, and compilation of birds.

No Registration is needed.

Winter Tree ID
Sunday, December 16;
10:00 pm – 11:30 am
Bradner Preserve
11491 Fostoria Road, Bradner

Get a closer look at trees without their leaves. Learn how to identify them by bark and twig characteristics.

Register Here

Holiday Open Geocaching
Friday, December 21
11:00 am – 2:00 pm
W.W. Knight Nature Preserve
29530 White Road, Perrysburg

Find your own festive cheer this time of year! Stop by anytime between 11:00 and 2:00 to borrow one of our GPS units or bring your smartphone with the Google Maps app and search for hidden gifts in the park. Dress for the weather and be prepared for substantial walking and self-guided exploration. No SWAG for exchange necessary. Driver’s license needed to check out GPS units. Suggested age for GPS use is 8 and up. Parents/Guardians encouraged to use GPS while guiding children who search for geocaches if children are unable to use GPS.

Register Here

Long Nights Full Moon Walk
Saturday, December 22;
6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Sawyer Quarry Nature Preserve
26940 Lime City Road, Perrysburg

During this month the winter cold fastens its grip and the nights are at their longest and darkest. Bundle up and enjoy the last full moon of 2018.

Register Here

Christmas Tree Recycling
December 26th – January 31st

Park District Headquarters

18729 Mercer Rd., Bowling Green (419) 353-1897

Otsego Park

20000 West River Road, Bowling Green

W.W. Knight Nature Preserve

29530 White Road, Perrysburg

William Harrison Park

644 Bierley Avenue, Pemberville

Slippery Elm Trail

218 E. Broadway, North Baltimore

*All ornaments, tinsel, and lights must be removed!

Snowshoeing Pop-up Programs
When the parks turn white,
we’ll go hike!

Add your name to the snowshoe program alert list.

Commemorative Trail
Say it forever and leave a legacy with a Commemorative Trail Bricks.

3 lines of text on a 4 x 8″ brick = $100
5 lines of text on an 8 x 8″ brick = $125

Find an order form here.

Passports Are Back

Pick up your 2019 Passport to the Parks at the park district headquarters, or any of our park kiosks. This self-stamping passport is a fun way to keep track of the great activities you participate in! Once you have collected 10 or 20 stamps you can redeem your passport at the park district headquarters for great prizes!

Chowline: Picky Eating a Normal Part of Early Childhood

Include your children in meal preparation, giving them as much responsibility as appropriate for their age and ability……

My 4-year-old REFUSES to eat anything that is the color red — no red apples, tomatoes, red peppers or even pepperoni on his pizza. He didn’t used to care what color his food was, but within the past couple weeks, he’s taken a distain for red foods. Is this normal?

As frustrating as that may be for you when planning family meals and deciding what to feed your little one, picky eating habits are considered a normal part of a child’s development, according to health professionals.

In fact, up to half of preschoolers have exhibited picky eating habits, from wanting their foods prepared only a certain way, to not wanting to try new foods, and to, yes, refusing to eat foods based on color, research has found.

Up to half of preschoolers have exhibited picky eating habits

This could be in part because as a child’s growth slows between the ages of 2 and 5, most children experience a decrease in appetite, says Carol Smathers, a field specialist in Youth Nutrition and Wellness for Ohio State University Extension. OSU Extension is the outreach arm of the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences at The Ohio State University.

“Picky eating may also be part of establishing independence during the preschool years,” she said. “The good news is that as long as a child is growing normally and has plenty of energy, chances are that his or her diet is providing the necessary nutrients.

“And fortunately, most children will become willing to eat a much greater range of foods over time.”

There are ways to encourage your little ones to expand their palates and savor a wider range of foods. For example, Smathers says, you can:

  • Take your children grocery shopping and let them choose fruits and vegetables.
  • Offer taste-testing opportunities as a way to introduce your child to new foods before they are served in meals. For produce, you can show your child how the food is grown and let your child compare how it tastes both cooked and raw.
  • Include your children in meal preparation, giving them as much responsibility as appropriate for their age and ability. Let them wash fruits and vegetables, measure and add ingredients, or help stir.
  • Offer realistic options, such as, “Would you like carrots or peas tonight?” instead of asking something like, “Do you want peas?”
  • Talk about how much you enjoy the different foods that are being served and what you like about them.

It may also help if you can focus on making mealtime fun and meaningful for your children and family. Ask your kids how their day has gone, or if they did anything fun that day. If your focus is on the foods they won’t eat and how their picky tastes negatively impact the meal, it could lead to unhealthy attitudes toward food and eating habits.

However, if you have a lingering concern about your child’s picky eating habits, it’s best not to scold your child or argue with them to eat. You could instead have a conversation with your pediatrician, nutritionist or other healthcare provider about your concerns.

Chow Line is a service of the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences and its outreach and research arms, Ohio State University Extension and the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center. Send questions to Chow Line, c/o Tracy Turner, 364 W. Lane Ave., Suite B120, Columbus, OH 43201, or

Punch It Up this Holiday Season

Typically, punches start with a blend of sweet and tangy, and you can get that “swangy” taste with an option like Tree Top’s 100% Pure Pressed Sweet & Tart Apple Cider as a base. For inspiration, take a mixologist’s approach to creating a memorable punch.

(Family Features) If you are looking to host an unforgettable holiday cocktail party, punch can make a memorable impression on your guests and bring your get-together to the next level.

Punch reached the height of its popularity during the Victorian Age. Originally made with alcohol, it ultimately became a non-alcoholic drink largely due to the preference of Queen Victoria. Over the following decades, it faded in popularity, briefly regaining favor in the 1920s when champagne punch was a hallmark of parties and celebrations.

Now, as new generations are reinvigorating old favorites and enjoying the art of mixology, punch is trending again.

Start by making punch a visual centerpiece at your holiday party. Consider a charming drink dispenser, an unusual punch bowl or an elegant glass pitcher. Let your personal and unique style shine through with your choice of glassware and table decorations and offer a variety of garnish selections for your guests to further personalize their glasses.

Typically, punches start with a blend of sweet and tangy, and you can get that “swangy” taste with an option like Tree Top’s 100% Pure Pressed Sweet & Tart Apple Cider as a base. For inspiration, take a mixologist’s approach to creating a memorable punch. Lemon, cinnamon and cloves not only spice up the flavor but can also double as decorations. Try ginger beer for a nice fizzle, and for an adult-only punch, consider adding vodka or rum.

Your punch table can be a place to gather and reconnect with loved ones while enjoying a trending holiday beverage. Find more recipes perfect for entertaining at

Swangy Cider Punch

Servings: 10 (8 ounces each)

  • 1 bottle (64 ounces) Tree Top 100% Pure Pressed Sweet & Tart Apple Cider
  • 16 ounces ginger beer
  • 2 oranges, juice only
  • 1 lime, juice only
  • 1 lemon, juice only
  • 1 cup vodka or light rum (optional)
  • 1 sliced Granny Smith apple
  • 6 star anise pieces, plus additional for garnish (optional)
  • 6 whole cloves
  • 3 cinnamon sticks
  • frozen cranberries, for garnish (optional)
  • colored sugars or ginger crystals, for garnish (optional)
  1. In punch container, combine apple cider, ginger beer, orange juice, lime juice, lemon juice and vodka or rum, if desired, for an alcoholic version.
  2. Decorate container with apple slices, star anise pieces, cloves and cinnamon sticks.
  3. Personalize each serving with additional star anise pieces, frozen cranberries and sugars or ginger crystals, as desired. Serve cold.

Tree Top

Lutheran Church News

On the Second Sunday of Advent,December 9, Pastor Ralph Mineo will share a message “Turn Away From YourSins”

St. Luke’s Lutheran Church, North Baltimore

On the Second Sunday of Advent,December 9, Pastor Ralph Mineo will share a message “Turn Away From Your Sins” based on Luke 3:1-6 at St. Luke’s Lutheran Church in North Baltimore at 10:15 a.m.  Please join us.  Sunday School for all ages begins at9:00 a.m. Plan now to join us on December 16, at 10:15 a.m. for our Christmas Program and on Christmas Eve at 9:15 p.m. for our Candelight Service.  

St. John’s Lutheran Church, McComb

On the Second Sunday of Advent,December 9, Pastor Ralph Mineo will share a message “Turn Away From Your Sins” based on Luke 3:1-6 at St. John’s Lutheran Church in McComb at 8:00a.m. Please join us. A joint adult Sunday School class with the McComb United Methodist Church begins at 9:15 a.m. Plan now to join us on December 16 at 8:00a.m.for our Christmas Program and on Christmas Eve at 7:00 p.m. for ourCandlelight Service.

Chamber Announces Bicycle Winners

Six winners…

The North Baltimore Chamber of Commerce has announced the Winners of the Bicycle Giveaway from the Santa visit last Wednesday night.

Congratulations to these lucky children:

1.Large Bike- Girl -Ashley Albright
2.Large Bike- Boy – Connor Coup
3. Medium Bike- Girl – Rosalie Grilliot
4. Medium Bike- Boy – Odin Livingston
5. Small Bike- Girl – Avctavia Taylor
6. Small Boy – Isiah…. 

Also included here are a few pictures from the action: