Final Registration- NB Youth League Baseball/Softball is Saturday

The final sign up for the North Baltimore Youth League (travel baseball/softball) will be this Saturday, Feb. 16, at the NB Fire Hall, from 11:30 am – 12:30 pm. 

Registrations can be dropped off at Baley Thiel’s mailbox or contact Heather Dewulf at 419-348-8746, to make arrangements for pick up.

Deadline for registrations is February 16, 2020.

OFFICERS for 2020:

Andy Allison-President

Michael Boyce-Vice President

Heather Dewulf-Secretary

Baley Thiel-Treasurer

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Get your cholesterol checked

Screenings are available at three of the agency’s eight senior centers….

Wood County, Ohio (February 10, 2020) The Wood County Committee on Aging, Inc. has scheduled their cholesterol screening clinics for March.  You must be a resident of Wood County and 25 years of age or older.  The cost is $20 for those 60 and over and $25 for those 25-59. These screenings require an appointment and pre-test instructions must be followed.

 

The screening panel includes:  Total Cholesterol, HDL (good cholesterol), LDL (bad cholesterol), Triglycerides, Total Cholesterol/HDL ratio and a blood glucose level.  Results will be immediately available and discussed with clients by a Registered Nurse.

Screenings are available at three of the agency’s eight senior centers and are scheduled as follows:

Wood County Senior Center (Bowling Green):  9:00 am to 11:00 am

  • March 5, 2020
  • March 13, 2020
  • March 24, 2020

 Perrysburg Area Senior Center 9:30 am to 11:30 am

  • March 10, 2020

 Rossford Area Senior Center 9:30 am to 11:30 am

  • March 19, 2020

To schedule an appointment, please call 1.800.367.4935 or 419.353.5661 and ask for the Social Services Department. 

 The mission of the Wood County Committee on Aging, Inc., shall be to provide older adults with services and programs which empower them to remain independent and improve the quality of their lives.

 For information on programs and services, please contact the Wood County Committee on Aging, Inc., at (419) 353-5661, (800) 367-4935, or online at www.wccoa.net.

Portman, Brown Invite Ohioans to Apply for Nomination to U.S. Service Academies

Will Co-Host 15 Informational Seminars Throughout the State

Eligible Students May Apply for the U.S. Air Force Academy, Naval Academy, Merchant Marine Academy, and Military Academy at West Point

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Senators Rob Portman (R-OH) and Sherrod Brown (D-OH) today encouraged Ohioans interested in 2021 admission to U.S. Military Service Academies to apply to each senator’s office for a congressional nomination.

It is a distinct honor and privilege to nominate a number of Ohio’s top students 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 excel at U.S. service academies.”

“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.”

Each year, Portman and Brown 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 Portman’s Columbus office and to Brown’s Cleveland office no later than September 18, 2020. The application process is time-intensive. Applicants should plan well in advance.

For more information or to request an application, please visit Portman’s website here or Brown’s website here. Inquiries can also be directed to Portman’s Academy Coordinator at the Columbus office 1-800-205-OHIO and to Brown’s Academy Coordinator at the Cleveland office 1-888-896-6446.

Portman and Brown will co-host 15 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:

Tuesday, March 3, 2020

St. Charles Prep School, Atrium

2010 East Broad Street

Bexley, Ohio 43209

5:30p.m. – 6:00p.m. – Registration/Open House

6:00p.m. – 8:00p.m. – Presentation

 

Thursday, March 5, 2020

Symmes Township Library

Meeting Room

11850 Enyart Road

Loveland, Ohio 45140

5:30p.m. – 6:00p.m. – Registration/Open House

6:00p.m. – 8:00p.m. – Presentation

 

Wednesday, March 11, 2020

Troy Christian HS, Athletic Foyer

700 South Dorset Road

Troy, Ohio 45373

5:30p.m. – 6:00p.m. – Registration/Open House

6:00p.m. – 8:00p.m. – Presentation

 

Saturday, March 14, 2020

Horizon Science Academy

6000 South Marginal Road

Cleveland, Ohio 44103

9:30a.m. –10:00a.m. – Registration/Open House

10:00a.m. – 12:00p.m. – Presentation

 

Tuesday, March 17, 2020

MCCTC, Joyce Brooks Conference Center

7300 North Palmyra Road, Door 36 – JBC

Canfield, Ohio 44406

5:30p.m. – 6:00p.m. – Registration/Open House

6:00p.m. – 8:00p.m. – Presentation

 

Tuesday, March 24, 2020

North Central State College

Bryon Kee Hall Center, Room 128

Mansfield, Ohio 44901

5:30p.m. – 6:00p.m. – Registration/Open House

6:00p.m. – 8:00p.m. – Presentation

 

Thursday, March 26, 2020

Centerville High School

500 East Franklin Street

Centerville, Ohio 45459

5:30p.m. – 6:00p.m. – Registration/Open House

6:00p.m. – 8:00p.m. – Presentation

 

Tuesday, March 31, 2020

North Central Ohio ESC

928 West Market Street

Tiffin, Ohio 44883

5:30p.m. – 6:00p.m. – Registration/Open House

6:00p.m. – 8:00p.m. – Presentation

 

Thursday, April 2, 2020

Walsh Jesuit High School

Common Room

4550 Wyoga Lake Road

Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio 44224

5:30p.m. – 6:00p.m. – Registration/Open House

6:00p.m. – 8:00p.m. – Presentation

 

Tuesday, April 7, 2020

Ohio University – Southern

Collins Center – 1804 Room

1804 Liberty Avenue

Ironton, Ohio 45638

5:30p.m. – 6:00p.m. – Registration/Open House

6:00p.m. – 8:00p.m. – Presentation

 

Tuesday, April 14, 2020

Olentangy Schools Administrative Offices

7840 Graphics Way

Lewis Center, Ohio 43035

5:30p.m. – 6:00p.m. – Registration/Open House

6:00p.m. – 8:00p.m. – Presentation

 

Thursday, April 16, 2020

Anthony Wayne HS, Senior Commons

5967 Finzel Road

Whitehouse, Ohio 43571

5:30p.m. – 6:00p.m. – Registration/Open House

6:00p.m. – 8:00p.m. – Presentation

 

Tuesday, April 21, 2020

Butler County ESC

400 North Erie Boulevard A

Conference Room A

Hamilton, Ohio 45011

5:30p.m. – 6:00p.m. – Registration/Open House

6:00p.m. – 8:00p.m. – Presentation

 

Tuesday, April 28, 2020

Zane State – Cambridge EPIC Center

John Knight Training Room

9900 Brick Church Road

Cambridge, Ohio 43725

5:30p.m. – 6:00p.m. – Registration/Open House

6:00p.m. – 8:00p.m. – Presentation

 

Thursday, April 30, 2020

Lorain Community College

John Spitzer Conference Center, Room 114

North 1005 Abbe Road

Elyria, Ohio 44035

5:30p.m. – 6:00p.m. – Registration/Open House

6:00p.m. – 8:00p.m. – Presentation

 

Make your Reservations for the Greater Findlay Restaurant Week

March 2 – 8

(FINDLAY, OH, February 11, 2020) The Greater Findlay Restaurant Week is back for its third year in Findlay and Hancock County.  Once again, area restaurants are offering three-course meals on a prix-fixe menu at different price points.  Diners are encouraged to try something new or support their favorite restaurants during this special week.

 

Twenty-one restaurants are participating in this annual event, set March 2-8.  Price points for the participating restaurants are $10, $20, $30, and $40 per diner, and vary per restaurant.

Those interested in taking part in Restaurant Week simply need to visit the restaurant of their choice during dinner hours and ask for the Restaurant Week Menu.  Diners will then select one option per course and be charged the restaurant’s set price.  Prices do not include tax, gratuity, or drinks; however, many locations are running drink specials.  Restaurants will also be serving their regular menu. 

 

Restaurant Week menu items and prices are valid for dine-in only. No tickets are necessary, but reservations are suggested at many locations. Menus and hours are subject to change without notice.

 

Among the 21 Restaurant Week locations are many returning favorites, however several new restaurants, including Wildcat Café, Cheeky Bear, Bourbon Affair, City Club, R&J’s Cheesecake Shoppe, and Hurricane Pub are first-time Restaurant Week participants.

 

For a complete list of participating restaurants, visit VisitFindlay.com/RestaurantWeek.  For more information, call 419-422-3315 or email info@visitfindlay.com

Best Home Upgrades that Increase Home Value

Check out some of the best home upgrades that increase home value. There are dozens of quick things you can do to make your house more valuable.

No one wants to live in a dumpy, dated, creaky old house that looks like something out of “That 70s Show.” Fortunately, there’s an entire industry built around home improvements and DIY-lovers. Making substantial changes to your home can cost as little or as much money as you want. It all depends on you, your handiness level, your budget, and what changes you want to make. Take a look at some of the best home upgrades that increase home value and be proud of your fresh new house.

Upgrade the Bathroom

We spend a lot of time in the bathroom, so it should be comfortable and user-friendly. Make some changes to the bathroom and create a space you’ll never want to leave. Small things such as a new vanity or coat of paint will freshen it up for less money. Alternatively, you can go all-in with a full remodel and ultra-chic design.

Make it a Smart Home

Smart homes are the next evolution of technology and home design. The Internet of Things (IoT) is making normally mundane appliances into smart appliances that all talk to each other. Now there are smart thermostats that you can set and operate with a smartphone from anywhere in the world. Ditto for garage door openers. You don’t have to wonder if you left the door open when you left—look on the camera and close it with the push of a button from the office.

Update Appliances

Bringing in some new appliances is a quick and easy way to make the kitchen look new without going through major renovations. Appliances that aren’t working well and slowly dying aren’t doing you any good. If they’re too old, they’ll have dated colors and looks that will age the kitchen, too. Adding modern appliances will freshen the look and give you some new tools that you may end up loving—you may even wonder how you ever lived without them.

Improve the Outside

Curb appeal is a big deal, and how your house looks from the street means a lot. Make some real improvements to your property beyond a coat of paint or new siding. Adding or removing trees and ground cover will change the look of the yard and really dial it in. Add a patio or deck to the back of the house and transform it into a gathering place and not just where you keep the grill and lawn chairs.

Put in New Windows

This may not jump out at anyone as a great improvement, but it truly is. Putting in new windows with a better energy rating will make your house more energy-efficient. if you have an older house with leaky windows, putting in new ones will lower your energy consumption in heating and cooling and save money. Eventually, the windows will pay for themselves in lower bills.