NB Memorial Day 2020

Online broadcast of Memorial Day observance.

May 15, 2020
Dear Village Residents,

After much discussion with our American legion Post Commander, Sam Bretz, the decision has been made to cancel this year’s Memorial Day parade. We do not make this decision lightly but with deep consideration. Our Veteran’s deserve our respect and gratitude and we will provide an alternative chance to participate in a Memorial Day memorial service.

At 9:00 am on May 25, 2020 a ceremony will be broadcast over Facebook. This recording will follow our traditional service at Old Maplewood cemetery and while we won’t be together in person, we will be together in spirit.

I have asked the local churches to ring their bells at 9:00 am in honor of our fallen vets and a 21-gun salute and taps will be included with our presentation.

Flags will be placed at our cemeteries and I am certain families have already planned their decorations for the graves of loved ones and their homes to honor all of our veterans. Our Garden Club will be planting brightly colored flowers and many other activities are in place to make certain our Village looks
it’s very best.

We owe our vets such a debt of gratitude and we can humbly bow our heads and share a Thank You for all their sacrifices.

Most Sincerely,

Mayor Janet Goldner
Post #539 Commander Sam Bretz

Village Clarifies SSO Event

We received a total of 4” of rain in a twenty-four (24) hour period which backed up our sanitary sewer system.

To whom it may concern,

The village of North Baltimore sent out a notice on 5/19/20  at 12:42 pm using our Public notification system ”WENS” and our village Facebook page to inform the residents that the Sewer department would be pumping raw sewage into the Rock Ford Creek to relieve the sanitary sewer system due to extremely wet conditions.

We received a total of 4” of rain in a twenty-four (24) hour period which backed up our sanitary sewer system.

The Village of North Baltimore had received several phone calls from the residents about gurgling sounds and extremely slow drainage of their sinks, showers, and toilets. The public utilities Director Brian Roberts “deemed it necessary at that point to discharge sanitary sewer directly into the Rock Ford Creek to relieve the system in the effort to keep the resident’s household fixtures from backing up and not draining.

The village used a six (6) inch pump with an estimated pump rate of 700gpm over the following time frame:

SSO Start Date – 5/19/20 Time 1:30 pm.
SSO ending at Date 5/20/20 Time 1:30 am located at 806 East Broadway
EPA Permit 2PB00033 Outfall 002.
With the estimated discharge of .504 MG into the Rocky Ford Creek.

Thank you,

Brian Roberts

Public Utilities Director

Village of North Baltimore Ohio

e-mail: NBWater@northbaltimore.net

 

Village “Summary of Legislation”

Recently approved ordinances for the Village

SUMMARY OF LEGISLATION PASSED

BY THE VILLAGE COUNCIL OF THE VILLAGE OF NORTH BALTIMORE

AT THE May   5 ,  2020 MEETING

 

This is a summary of legislation passed by the Council of the Village of North Baltimore on the _5__ day of May    2020, as the full text of the legislation may be viewed at the office of the Clerk of the Village of North Baltimore.  Copies of the full text of said legislation may be purchased at the Office of the Clerk at $ .25 per page.

ORDINANCE 2020 – 17     AN ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING THE VILLAGE ADMINISTRATOR TO ENTER INTO AN AGREEMENT WITH PETERMAN ASSOCIATES INC. FOR THE PURPOSE OF PROVIDING DESIGN PLANNING, COST ESTIMATING, AND PERIODIC CONSTRUCTION OBSERVATION FOR A NEW UV DISINFECTION SYSTEM AT THE WASTEWATER TREATMENT PLANT AT A COST NOT TO EXCEED $20,760 AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY

 

ORDINANCE 2020 – 18     AN ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING THE VILLAGE ADMINISTRATOR TO ACCEPT THE BID SUBMITTAL FROM B&J CONCRETE AND CONSTRUCTION OF TOLEDO, OHIO AND TO ENTER INTO A CONTRACT FOR THE PURPOSE OF ROAD RECONSTRUCTION AND INSTALLING SIDEWALKS FOR THE 200 BLOCK OF NORTH MAIN STREET AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY

 

I, Kathi R. Bucher, Clerk of the Village of North Baltimore, Ohio hereby certify that the foregoing is a true and correct copy of Ordinances/Resolution passed by Council on May,   5   2020 approved by the Mayor on May 5 , 2020, and which was duly published according to the law on the NBXpress on the following dates: May, 2020

 

SUMMARY OF LEGISLATION PASSED

BY THE VILLAGE COUNCIL OF THE VILLAGE OF NORTH BALTIMORE

AT THE April 14 ,  2020 MEETING

 

 This is a summary of legislation passed by the Council of the Village of North Baltimore on the _14__ day of April    2020, as the full text of the legislation may be viewed at the office of the Clerk of the Village of North Baltimore.  Copies of the full text of said legislation may be purchased at the Office of the Clerk at $ .25 per page.

 

ORDINANCE 2020 – 07   AN ORDINANCE APPROVING THE EDITION AND INCLUSION OF CERTAIN ORDINANCES AS PARTS OF THE VARIOUS COMPONENT CODES OF THE CODIFIED ORDINANCES OF THE VILLAGE OF NORTH BALTIMORE, OHIO.

     

ORDINANCE 2020 – 08   AN ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING THE VILLAGE ADMINISTRATOR TO ADVERTISE A REQUEST FOR STATEMENT OF QUALIFICATIONS FROM QUALIFIED CONSULTANTS TO PROVIDE PROFESSIONAL ENGINEERING SERVICES FOCUSED ON WATER, WASTEWATER, ENVIRONMENTAL AND TRANSPORTATION RELATED CAPITAL IMPROVEMENTS

 

I, Kathi R. Bucher, Clerk of the Village of North Baltimore, Ohio hereby certify that the foregoing is a true and correct copy of Ordinances/Resolution passed by Council on April,   14   2020 approved by the Mayor on April 14 , 2020, and which was duly published according to the law on the NBXpress on the following dates: May, 2020

 

WCCOA Announces 2020 Poetry Contest Winners

Congrats to Carol, Larry( of NB) and Mary, 14th Annual Poetry contest winners!……

Bowling Green, OH (May 19, 2020) – The Wood County Committee on Aging is happy to announce the winner for the 14th Annual Poetry Contest along with the Honorable Mention and People’s Choice Awards!

 

Carol Kinsey from Bowling Green received first place with her poem entitled “Cancer Time Love”, winning a $50.00 gift card sponsored by Bowling Green Manor and BG Care Center. Honorable Mention was awarded to Larry Slaughterbeck of North Baltimore with the poem “A Christmas Morn Walk”. Public voting took place in April using the WCCOA Facebook and blog to select a People’s Choice Award winner. Mary Gambill from Pemberville received this award with her poem entitled “Persistence Until the Bitter End”. Congratulations to all of the winners and thank you to everyone that participated in this year’s contest. We received many fantastic entries and look forward to more next year.

 

All of the submitted poems can be read on the WCCOA blog at: https://woodcountycommitteeonaging.blogspot.com/

 

If you submitted a poem for the 2020 Poetry Contest and would like a printed booklet of this year’s submissions, please contact the Programs Department at 419-353-5661 or 800-367-4935 or email programs@wccoa.net

 

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 www.wccoa.net

 

WINNING POEMS ARE INCLUDED BELOW IN THEIR ENTIRETY:

 

Carol Kinsey, First Place

 

 

Cancer Time Love

By: Carol Kinsey, Bowling Rreen

Winning Poem!

 

I came to bed the other night

you were already sleeping

making little deeply-asleep noises.

I usually crawl under the covers

turning away from you

but tonight, this night

I turn toward you

put my arm quietly across your chest

not wanting to wake you.

Wanting to be near

be dear

but not wake you.

I may not always remember this exact moment

but I will know there were times

I quietly slipped into bed along side you

touched you softly

without you knowing

but felt by both or us.

Other nights will come

taking us closer and closer to a time

when there will be no more nights to come.

 

 

A Christmas Morn Walk

By: Larry E. Slaughterbeck, North Baltimore

Honorable Mention

 

No matter how fast our lives are moving;

Sometimes it is good to feel life plainly,

As on a Christmas morning walk.

A wintry wind moved gently among the branches,

The trees now asleep as I walked

On one of the shortest days of the year.

The quiet morning air was filled with snowflakes;

The sounds of the holiday season,

From a distant church’s bell tower.

A blue jay flew among the low lying bushes,

High in the sky, three skeins of honking geese

Flew at an angle.

A brisk north wind encouraged me to

Pull down my stocking cap.

 

Persistence Until the Bitter End

By: Mary Gambill, Pemberville

People’s Choice Award

 

Her struggles were real,

So she tried to stay strong,

So her body would heal,

But the battle raged on.

 

Her pain it prevailed,

She got very frail,

She walked with a cain,

To help with the pain.

 

The Kemo was rough,

She tried to stay tough,

All she could say,

Is enough is enough.

 

The pain got so bad,

She could no longer fight,

Her body was broken,

Words were left unspoken.

 

She lost a tough battle,

The journey was long,

She pushed very hard,

To try to live on.

 

Now she soars like an Eagle,

High up in the sky,

Looking down on her family,

Saying please do not cry.

Gov. DeWine- COVID-19 Update

Ohioans Protecting Ohioans Urgent Health Advisory

(COLUMBUS, Ohio)—Ohio Governor Mike DeWine and Lt. Governor Jon Husted today(5/19/2020) provided the following updates on Ohio’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

OHIOANS PROTECTING OHIOANS URGENT HEALTH ADVISORY:

Governor DeWine today(5/19) released details of the new “Ohioans Protecting Ohioans Urgent Health Advisory” which replaces the Stay Safe Ohio order that was issued by the Ohio Department of Health on April 30, 2020.  

“Ohioans take care of Ohioans because that is at the core of who we are, and that is how we are going to save our economy,” said Governor DeWine. “What this comes down to now is that each of us has a responsibility to each other to slow the spread.  No other time in our lives will our individual actions play a greater role in saving lives.” 

The health order replaces language requiring Ohioans to stay at home with limited exceptions with language that strongly recommends that citizens, especially those who are high-risk, stay at home as much as possible. The order does not change the mass gathering restrictions, which remain at a 10-person limit.

The new health advisory also lifts overall travel restrictions and the requirement to quarantine if someone travels to or returns to Ohio. Unnecessary travel within or outside of Ohio is not encouraged. 

In addition, those who have tested positive for COVID-19 and have not recovered, those who are presumptively diagnosed with COVID-19, and those who are exhibiting the symptoms identified in the screening guidance available from the CDC and the Ohio Department of Health, remain prohibited from entering the state of Ohio unless they are doing so under medical orders for purposes of medical care, are being transported by emergency medical services EMS, are driving or being driven directly to a medical provider for the purposes of initial care, or are a permanent resident of Ohio.

OHIO BWC TO PROVIDE FACE COVERINGS TO EMPLOYERS: 

Governor DeWine announced today that the Ohio Bureau of Workers Compensation (BWC) will begin distributing at least 2 million non-medical-grade face coverings to Ohio employers who are covered by BWC. 

Public and private employers that participate in the State Insurance Fund will receive a package from BWC containing at least 50 face coverings. These packages will be shipped in batches beginning tomorrow.

The masks, which are intended to support and enhance any workforce safety and health efforts businesses already have in place, are funded through BWC’s existing budget and will not impact any premiums.

CURRENT OHIO DATA: 

There are 28,952 confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19 in Ohio and 1,720 confirmed and probable COVID-19 deaths. A total of 5,117 people have been hospitalized, including 1,357 admissions to intensive care units. In-depth data can be accessed by visiting coronavirus.ohio.gov

Video of today’s full update, including versions with foreign language closed captioning, can be viewed on the Ohio Channel’s YouTube page

For more information on Ohio’s response to COVID-19, visit coronavirus.ohio.gov or call 1-833-4-ASK-ODH.

Your Nose Knows: Six Vehicle Warning Signs You Can Smell

Unusual smells can be the sign of serious, and potentially costly, trouble for your vehicle…..

BETHESDA, Md., May 18, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Most vehicles start out with a “new car smell,” but there are other specific odors that motorists should never ignore. Identifying these suspect smells early on can help car owners be car care aware and avoid the hassle and expense of an unexpected breakdown, says the Car Care Council.

(PRNewsfoto/Car Care Council)

“Unusual smells can be the sign of serious, and potentially costly, trouble for your vehicle. By acting quickly and making necessary repairs, you’ll be able to breathe easy knowing there is no harmful damage to your car,” said Rich White, executive director, Car Care Council.

The Car Care Council recommends a sniff test of your vehicle to identify any unusual smells, including the following six warning signs:

  1. The smell of burnt rubber could be slipping drive belts or misplaced loose hoses that might be rubbing against rotating accessory drive pulleys. Do not reach in if the engine compartment is hot.
  2. The smell of hot oil could mean that oil is leaking onto the exhaust system. To verify the leak, look for oil on the pavement or smoke coming from the engine area. 
  3. The smell of gasoline is likely the sign of a gas leak in some area of the vehicle such as a fuel injector line or the fuel tank. Any smell of fuel can result in a possible fire hazard, so immediate attention should be given. 
  4. The sweet smell of syrup may be a sign that your car is leaking engine coolant from a leaky component related to the car’s cooling system. Do not open the radiator cap when it is hot.
  5. The smell of burning carpet could be a sign of brake trouble and a safety hazard. Have your brakes checked right away, especially if this smell is happening during normal driving conditions.
  6. The smell of rotten eggs is never a good one and, if you smell it coming from your vehicle, it could mean a problem with your catalytic converter not converting the hydrogen sulfide in the exhaust to sulfur dioxide properly. This smell can also be attributed to a poor running engine, causing the catalytic converter to become overloaded and fail due to meltdown. 

“When you smell any peculiar odor, you should not ignore it. Instead bring your vehicle to a professional service technician that you trust to get an informed opinion on the nature of the odor,” concluded White.

About the Car Care Council
The non-profit Car Care Council is the source of information for the “Be Car Care Aware” consumer education campaign promoting the benefits of regular vehicle care, maintenance and repair to consumers. For the latest car care news, visit the council’s online media room at http://media.carcare.org. To order a free copy of the popular Car Care Guide, visit the council’s consumer education website at www.carcare.org.

 

SOURCE Car Care Council