Feb. 11 – Evening ODOT Ramp Closure Rt. 12

Guardrail work – Interstate 75 & SR 12 Findlay tonight 2/11

The following traffic impacts related to the reconstruction and widening of Interstate 75 in Hancock County through the city of Findlay are scheduled to occur overnight beginning tonight, Feb. 11, 2019. All work is weather dependent.


INTERSTATE 75
THROUGH HANCOCK COUNTY

The exit ramp from Interstate 75 northbound to state Route 12 will close at 9 p.m. Monday, Feb. 11, for guardrail repair. Traffic will be detoured onto Interstate 75 northbound to the U.S. 224 interchange to Interstate 75 southbound back to state Route 12.

Iona Crouse Cameron, 79, NB

…under the care of Ohio
Living Hospice, passed away at 7:30 a.m., Sunday, February 10, 2019


Iona Crouse Cameron, 79, of North Baltimore, and under the care of Ohio
Living Hospice, passed away at 7:30 a.m., Sunday, February 10, 2019, at
the Briar Hill Health Campus, North Baltimore.

She was born in her grandmother’s house in North Baltimore on January 6, 1940, to the late William and Lorelia “Shorty” (Bechtel) Crouse.  Iona married her high school sweetheart, Malcom Cameron shortly after graduation from North Baltimore High School, and he preceded her in death.

Iona is survived by her beloved children: Ivona “Ivy” (Mark) DeWulf of
North Baltimore, Malcom Lynn Cameron of North Baltimore, William Lee
(Trisha) Cameron of North Baltimore, Robert Lynn (Allison) Cameron of
Owensboro, KY, Ronda (Brent Palmer) Cameron of North Baltimore and Chris (Carmella Roberts) Cameron of Findlay; her life partner, Dan Coykendall’s children: Natalie Jordan, Holly Slater and Jimmy Coykendall; her sister, Carol (Don) Smith; her lifetime special friend, Evonne Vanaman McConnell; her 12 grandchildren and 16 greast-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews; her sister-in-law, Sherry Crouse of North Baltimore.

Iona’s focus in life was to raise her 6 children and see that they had
happy and prosperous lives.  To know Iona was to love her and she never
met a person she didn’t try to help.  She enjoyed all Ohio State Buckeye
sports teams.

She was also preceded in death by her brother and protector, Bill Crouse;
and her life partner, Dan Coykendall.

Iona attended Basic Truth Church and enjoyed the music of Pastor Jim Baney to the fullest.  The family would like to extend their appreciation for the loving care given to Iona by Briar Hill Health Campus, Ohio Living Hospice and Dr. Stephen Mills.

A graveside service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Thursday, February 14,
2019, in New Maplewood Cemetery, North Baltimore, with Pastor Jim Baney officiating. There will be a  fellowship lunch following the private service at the FOE Eagles. It will start at 12 noon and is open to the family and friends.

Arrangements are entrusted to SMITH-CRATES FUNERAL HOME, North Baltimore.

Memorial contributions may be made to Open Arms in Findlay and/or the
North Baltimore Public Library.  Online condolences may be expressed at
www.smithcrates.com.

Genevieve “Genny” Paul, 87, of Grand Rapids, OH

…passed away at 12:55
a.m., Monday, February 11, 2019, at the Bowling Green Manor.


Genevieve “Genny” Paul, 87, of Grand Rapids, OH, passed away at 12:55
a.m., Monday, February 11, 2019, at the Bowling Green Manor. She was born on June 10, 1931 in Putnam County, Ohio to the late Leo and Gertrude (Scheckelhoff) Schroeder. She married Stephen Joseph Paul on June 12,
1954, and he preceded her in death on August 30, 2015.

Genny is survived by her sons: Tom (Jan) Paul of Marblehead, OH and Kenny (Kay) Paul of Cygnet, OH; her daughters: Rebecca (Jeff) Lientz of North Baltimore, Constance (Steve) Raabe of Delaware, OH, Linda (Dan) Nay of Marengo, OH, and Nancy (Chuck) Frankart of Fostoria; her sister, Lou Ann (Jack) Borer of FL; her beloved grandchildren: Jennifer Warren, Stephen Paul, Melanie DeLong, DeAnna Nay, David Nay, Christine Paul, Greg Paul, Tony Paul, and Kari Paul; and 11 great-grandchildren.

She was also preceded in death by her brothers: Homer, Donald, Clare and
Stephen Schroeder; and her sister, Grace White.

Genny was a homemaker, a longtime member of Holy Family Catholic Church, North Baltimore, and the Findlay Elks Lodge #75. She was a loving mother of six and had a special place in her heart for all children.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 1:30 p.m., Thursday, February
14, 2019, at Holy Family Catholic Church, North Baltimore, with Father
Arthur J. Niewiadomski, Celebrant. Visitation will be held from 11:00 a.m.
– 1:00 p.m., Thursday at SMITH-CRATES FUNERAL HOME, prior to the Mass. Where the Rosary will be said at 10:00 a.m.

Memorial contributions may be made to the ALS Association. Online condolences may be expressed at www.smithcrates.com.

Multiple Grants Gearing Up to Begin Soon in NB

NB Council Approves Security Cameras….

The February 5th council meeting of North Baltimore Village Council began at 5:30 p.m last Tuesday, February 5, 2019. The President of the Council Matt Beegle led the meeting in the absence of Mayor Janet Goldner who was ill.


There was no public participation at the meeting, however under “letters and communications” council member Leisa Zeigler said, “Thank you to the North Baltimore Police Department for door checking each and every night” in the business district.  

During administrative reports the police chief submitted a request for a needed part-time police officer position to be filled. Council approved hiring Chief Lafferty’s recommended candidate, David Collins, as a part-time officer beginning February 5th 2019. Chief Lafferty also mentioned that one of the recently hired dispatchers has already quit that position, leaving another vacancy.

Village Clerk Kathy Bucher informed members of council that the resolutions and ordinances were updated and had been sent to Walter Drane Company to be posted on the village website and in printed form, pending the obtaining of a  few needed outside signatures.

Village Administrator Michael Brilllhart shared information regarding several grants for 2019 including the Neighborhood Revitalization Grant, the Safe Routes to School Grant, (which will install new sidewalks along Maple Street from Rhodes Avenue to Rudolph Road) and the Wood County Parks Grant (for the Village Park which will include new basketball goal posts and backboards)All projects are slated for spring/summer 2019 start dates and the village will be seeking bids from qualified contractors/construction engineers in the near future.


Additionally, the Downtown Revitalization Project which is funded by ODOT (from Railroad northward) should also be moving forward within the next few weeks. The final plan is to be submitted by Poggemyer Design Group on behalf of the village by March 1st.

 Brillhart also gave an update of several village related meetings he had attended in the last 2 weeks

Other items discussed at the meeting:

%  Mr. Tim Engard (representing Personnel. policy and ordnance review Committee) was interested in seeing a new a list of “Spending  thresholds” on purchasing policies and would like to see village employees at all levels receive “customer service training” on a regular basis. Councilman Ty Carles added he would like to also see monthly “safety meetings/ trainings” held for all employees at all levels.

% Councilman Aaron Patterson (of Public Utilities committee) shared that he regularly held meetings on Fridays with Brian Roberts and Administrator Brillhart. Recent topics included new water tower design and a possible new bulk water rate which would help encourage economic development  and growth. Mr. Patterson also asked about the status of hiring a new finance officer.  At a previous meeting, the village had considered offering the position to the current Interim Finance Officer Tony Swartz, if they would be able to custom fit the position to meet their needs with his. Mr.Swartz was not present at the meeting.

%   Council members also began talking about their strategy for placing the Street Levy renewal on the next election ballot, as it expires this year and will need to be renewed.

%   Councilman Beegle also would like to see a part-time seasonal park employee and would like to investigate possible sources of revenue for the cemeteries.

% The first reading was given to an ordinance that authorized the village into an agreement with Intech IT solutions to purchase high-definition camera systems for the Village Park and the Village Hall at a cost not to exceed $7,800.

%   The village administrator was authorized to enter into an agreement with Civil Engineering Solutions for the purpose of an updated water rate study for the village of North Baltimore in an amount not to exceed $4,600. This in no way would be for the purposes of a rate increase to the citizens of North Baltimore. This is for economic growth and development.

% The council also gave a reading to a resolution adopting a five-year capital improvement program including policies and procedures and planning for capital expenditures for fiscal years 2019 through 2023.

% Councilwoman Leisa Zeigler reminded everyone the planning commission meets the last Monday of each month.

% Mr. Brillhart informed council members that he plans to present information on village sidewalks at the Council of the Whole meeting on February 12th. He said, “Some of the items will be brought forward at the next meeting in both form and substance, “referring to both sidewalks, and the request for conversation on salary comparisons with other villages of comparable size to NB.

James “Jim” Phillips, 52, NB

James “Jim” Phillips, 52, of North Baltimore, passed away at 3:25 p.m.,
Saturday, February 9, 2019


James “Jim” Phillips, 52, of North Baltimore, passed away at 3:25 p.m., Saturday, February 9, 2019, at Blanchard Valley Hospital, Findlay.  He was born on June 25, 1966, in Bowling Green to the late Jack and Barbara (Cook) Phillips.

Jim is survived by his brother, Randy (Teresa) Phillips of North Baltimore; his sister, Belinda “Sue” (Robert) Loe of North Baltimore.

Jim had worked at Nissan in Findlay.

All services will be private.  Arrangements are being handled by SMITH-CRATES FUNERAL HOME, North Baltimore.

Memorial contributions may be made to the North Baltimore E.M.S. and/or North Baltimore Volunteer Fire Department.

Online condolences may be expressed at www.smithcrates.com.

Shopping for Love

The grocery store rivals bars as being a good place to find someone “date-worthy.”


(Family Features) If you’re looking for love this Valentine’s Day, don’t forget the grocery store. You might just pick up a date and the ingredients for a successful date night.

According to a survey commissioned by ALDI, 32 percent of adults have gone on a date with someone they met at a grocery store or know somebody who has. In fact, the grocery store rivals bars as being a good place to find someone “date-worthy.” Visit aldi.us for more information.

SOURCE:
ALDI

Grandparents Raising Grandkids Support Available

Wood County program for grandparents who raise grandchildren.


Grandparents Raising Grandkids Support Available

G . R . G S U P P O R T G R O U P G.R.G meets in a casual and welcoming environment, offering support to grandparents who are raising grandchildren. Grandparents have the opportunity to meet other caregivers, develop a network of support, and receive information about
services available.

MEETING INFORMATION:

GRANDPARENTS RAISING GRANDCHILDREN
Second Wednesday of the month – 6:00PM – 7:30PM

Wood County Educational Service Center
1867 N. Research Drive
Bowling Green, OH 43402

Dinner and childcare are available – FREE of charge

For more information, please visit:
www.wcesc.org/GRG

Visit our Facebook page:  @ GrandparentSupportWC

From Dr. Robert Falkenstein, Principal, North Baltimore Local High School

Dear Grandparents of NB Students,

I am writing to invite you to a Wood County program for grandparents who raise grandchildren.  Whether you are a legal guardian or care daily for your grandchild, you are invited to attend.  This program is getting a lot of attention.  So I wanted to let you know about it.

Click here to learn more

I appreciate you and the love you give to your grandchild.  Plus all the trips to the school, and everything else!  Maybe this program can benefit you in some way.  The program starts on Wednesday, February 13 and takes place in Bowling Green, near the Meijer store.  From I-75 North, exit at Wooster St and turn right.  At the first stop light on Dunbridge Rd, turn left.  Then turn left on Research Drive and look to your right for Wood County ESC.

Thank you very much,

Dr. Falkenstein
Principal, NBHS

APPLY FOR NOMINATION TO U.S. SERVICE ACADEMIES

Apply for the Air Force Academy, Naval Academy, Merchant Marine, and Military Academy at West Point


Senators to Co-Host 17 United States Service Academy Seminars Throughout the State

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Sherrod Brown (D-OH) and Rob Portman (R-OH) are encouraging Ohioans interested in 2020 admission to U.S. Military Service Academies to apply to each senator’s office for a congressional nomination.

“Ohio’s students have the integrity, courage, and knowledge needed to enroll in our nation’s prestigious military academies and I am honored to nominate students for this high honor,” said Brown. “These academies develop the next generation of leaders who will serve our country as military officers and national leaders.”

“As a United States Senator, it is an honor and privilege every year to nominate a number of Ohio’s top young achievers for entry into one of our nation’s service academies,” said Portman. “Our nation has never had to look further than the Buckeye State to find those individuals who exhibit the sterling qualities of leadership, daring, and the sense of adventure needed to turn their biggest dreams into reality, and to rise to any occasion.”

Each year, Brown and Portman nominate up to 10 students for each service academy: the U.S. Air Force Academy, the U.S. Naval Academy, the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, and the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy.

Interested students who meet the eligibility requirements should send their completed application packet to Brown’s Cleveland office and Portman’s Columbus office no later than September 20, 2019.The application process is time-intensive. Applicants should plan well in advance.

For more information or to request an application, please contact to Brown’s Academy Coordinator at the Cleveland office at 1-888-896-6446 or visit Brown’s website here.

Brown and Portman will co-host 17 United States Service Academy Seminars throughout the state for all students who are interested in learning about the application processes. A list of locations can be found below:

Thursday, February 21, 2019

Butler County ESC

400 North Erie Boulevard A

Conference Room A

Hamilton, Ohio 45011

5:30p.m. – 6:00p.m. – Academy Open House

6:00p.m. – 8:00p.m. – Presentation

Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Shawnee State

Morris University Center, Room 214

Portsmouth, Ohio 45662

5:30p.m. – 6:00p.m. – Academy Open House

6:00p.m. – 8:00p.m. – Presentation

Thursday, February 28, 2019

Ross-Pike ESC

475 Western Avenue, Room B

Chillicothe, Ohio 45601

5:30p.m. – 6:00p.m. – Academy Open House

6:00p.m. – 8:00p.m. – Presentation

Tuesday, March 5, 2019

St. Charles Prep School

Atrium

2010 East Broad Street

Bexley, Ohio 43209

5:30p.m. – 6:00p.m. – Academy Open House

6:00p.m. – 8:00p.m. – Presentation

Thursday, March 7, 2019

North Central Ohio ESC

928 West Market Street

Tiffin, Ohio 44883

5:30p.m. – 6:00p.m. – Academy Open House

6:00p.m. – 8:00p.m. – Presentation

Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Amos Memorial Public Library

Community Room

230 East North Street

Sidney, Ohio 45365

5:30p.m. – 6:00p.m. – Academy Open House

6:00p.m. – 8:00p.m. – Presentation

Thursday, March 14, 2019

Symmes Township Library

Meeting Room

11850 Enyart Road

Loveland, Ohio 45140

5:30p.m. – 6:00p.m. – Academy Open House

6:00p.m. – 8:00p.m. – Presentation

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Xenia Community Library

2nd Floor Meeting Room

76 East Market Street

Xenia, Ohio 45385

5:30p.m. – 6:00p.m. – Academy Open House

6:00p.m. – 8:00p.m. – Presentation

Tuesday, April 2, 2019

MCCTC, Joyce Brooks Conference Center

7300 North Palmyra Road

Canfield, Ohio 44406

5:30p.m. – 6:00p.m. – Academy Open House

6:00p.m. – 8:00p.m. – Presentation

Thursday, April 4, 2019

Zane State – Cambridge EPIC Center

John Knight Training Room

9900 Brick Church Road

Cambridge, Ohio 43725

5:30p.m. – 6:00p.m. – Academy Open House

6:00p.m. – 8:00p.m. – Presentation

Tuesday, April 9, 2019

Mentor Public Library

Village Room – Lower Level

8215 Mentor Avenue

Mentor, Ohio 44060

5:30p.m. – 6:00p.m. – Academy Open House

6:00p.m. – 8:00p.m. – Presentation

Thursday, April 11, 2019

Lakewood Public Library

Multipurpose Room

15425 Detroit Avenue

Lakewood, Ohio 44107

5:30p.m. – 6:00p.m. – Academy Open House

6:00p.m. – 8:00p.m. – Presentation

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Walsh Jesuit High School, Library

4550 Wyoga Lake Road

Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio 44224

5:30p.m. – 6:00p.m. – Academy Open House

6:00p.m. – 8:00p.m. – Presentation

Thursday, April 18, 2019

Olentangy Orange HS

Auditorium

2840 East Orange Road

Lewis Center, Ohio 43035

5:30p.m. – 6:00p.m. – Academy Open House

6:00p.m. – 8:00p.m. – Presentation

Thursday, April 25, 2019

ESC of Lake Erie West

2275 Collingwood Boulevard

Toledo, Ohio 43620

5:30p.m. – 6:00p.m. – Academy Open House

6:00p.m. – 8:00p.m. – Presentation

Tuesday, April 30, 2019

North Central State College

Bryon Kee Hall Center, Room 128

Mansfield, Ohio 44901

5:30p.m. – 6:00p.m. – Academy Open House

6:00p.m. – 8:00p.m. – Presentation

Thursday, May 2, 2019

Athens-Meigs ESC

21 Birge Drive, Room 122

Chauncey, Ohio 45719

5:30p.m. – 6:00p.m. – Academy Open House

6:00p.m. – 8:00p.m. – Presentation

Wood Co. Agencies to present updated WC health plans

Documents outline local health data and ways to improve it

BOWLING GREEN — Wood County Health Partners will present updates to local health trends, along with what partner agencies will do to help improve them over the next several years, at a public release of Wood County’s Community Health Assessment and Community Health Improvement Plan.

The event is scheduled from 9 a.m. until noon on Thursday, March 7 at Wood County Educational Service Center, 1867 Research Drive, Bowling Green.

The Hospital Council of Northwest Ohio, which helped create Wood County’s Community Health Assessment and Community Health Improvement Plan, will present information about both documents, which are created every three years. They are funded jointly by Wood County Hospital and Wood County Health Department.

The Community Health Assessment surveyed residents to gauge the overall health status of people in Wood County in areas like physical health, mental health, drug and alcohol use, nutrition and physical activity. Wood County Health Partners, a diverse group of agencies and organizations, used the data as a guide to create community-wide action steps to positively influence some of the trends identified in the assessment. These priorities are represented in the 2019-2021 Community Health Improvement Plan.

Both documents are available on the Reports and Publications page of Wood County Health Department’s website. They can be accessed at http://woodcountyhealth.org/Reports/reportsandpubs.html. Paper copies will be available at the March 7 event. Anyone with questions may contact Alex Aspacher, community outreach coordinator for the health department, at aaspacher@co.wood.oh.us or 419-354-9212.