SLIGHT Severe Weather Threat Tonight

Confidence remains low on whether the thunderstorms remain strong to severe as they reach the vicinity of Northwest Ohio.

 

A very strong thunderstorm complex is currently ongoing across Iowa this afternoon. This complex is expected to continue to track eastward throughout the afternoon and evening hours.

Confidence remains low on whether the thunderstorms remain strong to severe as they reach the vicinity of Northwest Ohio.

Timing for the thunderstorm complex to arrive across Northwest Ohio would be around 9 pm, and is expected to weaken across the area through 2 am as it tracks towards the I-71 corridor. If the thunderstorm complex remains strong to severe, the highest threat would be damaging wind gusts.

Slight risk has expanded east along the I-75 corridor. Marginal risk was expanded to just west of the I-71 corridor.

Sharon Sue Eiserman, 76, Findlay, NBHS ’62

… passed away at Blanchard Valley Hospital on August 4, 2020. 

 

Sharon Sue Eiserman, 76, of Findlay, passed away at Blanchard Valley
Hospital on August 4, 2020. 

Sharon was born in Bowling Green, OH on January 24, 1944 to the late Arthur L. and Helen (King) Emahiser.  She is a 1962 graduate of North Baltimore High School. On July 10, 1989 she married Robert Eiserman Jr., and he precedes her in death, along with brother Arthur Emahiser Jr., sister Helen K. Bisbee, and sister in law Roxanne Emahiser. 

Surviving Sharon are her siblings, Janice Emahiser and William Emahiser, both of North Baltimore, OH, along with nephews, Greg Bisbee, Jeff (Wendy) Bisbee, Allen (Jennifer) Emahiser, Rick (Tonya) Emahiser.

No services will be held, with a burial at a later appointed time in Jacksonville National Cemetery Jacksonville FL.  All arrangements have been entrusted to COLDREN CRATES FUNERAL HOME. 

In loving memory of Sharon’s late husband, Robert, memorial contributions can be made to The American Alzheimer’s Association 225 N. Michigan Ave, Floor 17 Chicago, IL 60601.

Online condolences can be expressed at www.coldrencrates.com

HANCOCK COUNTY: Highway construction update

Highway construction work occurring this week…

Highway construction work set to occur next week

HANCOCK COUNTY: Highway construction update

Week of June 8, 2020

LIMA, Ohio (Thursday, June 4, 2020) The following construction projects are anticipated to affect highways in Hancock County next week. All outlined work is weather permitting.


75 

INTERSTATE 75 PROJECTS

I-75 Widening and Reconstruction in the city of Findlay: The project to reconstruct and widen I-75 through the city of Findlay beginning just south of Harrison Street/County Road 144, which is just south of the U.S. Route 68/state Route 15 interchange, to the County Road 99 interchange, is entering its fourth and final year. Beaver Excavating, Canton, serves as the general contractor. Visit the project page for more information. Estimated completion: Fall 2020

CONTINUING IMPACTS

  • Construction on the following ramps will continue until late fall.
    • I-75 northbound to U.S. 68/state Route 15
    • I-75 northbound to Lima Avenue
    • S. 68/state Route 15 to I-75 southbound
    • Lima Avenue to I-75 southbound
    • Detour: I-75 to the state Route 12 back on I-75 southbound.
  • Between the south end of the project to the U.S. 68/state Route 15 interchange, all four lanes will continue to travel the southbound side until late summer. Two lanes will be maintained in both directions the majority of the time.

Interstate 75 between Napoleon Road and state Route 235, just south of the village of Beaverdam to three miles north of the village of Bluffton, in Allen and Hancock counties, will experience lane restrictions and ramp closures for paving and reconstruction through November 2020. Shelly Company, Findlay is the general contractor. Visit the project page for more information.

CONTINUING IMPACTS

  • Lane restrictions will occur between Napoleon Rd. and SR 235.
  • At SR 696 at Beaverdam traffic one lane of I-75 southbound traffic is shifted onto the northbound side of the highway.

US 68 

U.S. 68 PROJECTS

U.S. 68/state Route 15 between I-75 and the U.S. 68/SR 15 split, in the city of Findlay, will have lane restrictions for berming operations. Work will be performed by the ODOT Hancock County maintenance garage.

U.S. 68 at state Route 15, south of the city of Findlay, closed March 16 for approximately four months for a bridge deck replacement. Ramps at the interchange will remain open. Work is being performed by Vernon Nagel, Inc., Napoleon. Visit the project page for more information.

CONTINUING IMPACTS

  • CR 8 and CR 180 will be limited to right turns only at their intersections with SR 15. Through traffic on the county roads will not be able to cross SR 15. Traffic will not be able to turn left onto or off SR 15.
  • SR 15 will be maintained under the bridge. Periodic lane closures may be necessary.
  • S. 68 Detour:
    • S. 68 northbound traffic will be detoured onto SR 15 eastbound to SR 37 to SR 15 westbound back to U.S. 68.
    • Main Street southbound traffic will be detoured onto U.S. 68 north/SR 15 west to I-75 northbound to SR 12 to I-75 southbound back to U.S. 68 (see map).
    • S. 68 southbound traffic will not be impacted.

U.S. 68 within the village of Arlington

U.S. 68 from the bridge over Buck Run to just north of Wardwell Street, within the village of Arlington, will close May 4 for approximately four months for a reconstruction project.  

U.S. 68 between Liberty Street and the southern corporation limit, within the village of Arlington, will close May 18 for approximately four months for a reconstruction project.  

Local access will be maintained throughout both projects. Helms and Sons Excavating, Findlay, serves as the general contractor. Visit the project page for more information.

CONTINUING IMPACT

  • Northbound detour: U.S. 30 to SR 235 to I-75 back to U.S. 68.
  • Southbound detour: SR 15 to U.S. 23 to U.S. 30 back to U.S. 68 (see maps).

U.S. 68 resurfacing, between the city of Findlay in Hancock County and the city of Kenton in Hardin County, excluding the villages of Arlington and Dunkirk began Mar. 30. Traffic will be maintained through the work zone. Strawser Construction Inc., Columbus, serves as the general contractor. Estimated completion: Fall 2020. Visit the project page for more information.

Ohio Launches AI Tool to Analyze Regulations

To use text analytics and artificial intelligence to analyze Ohio’s rules, by comparing and linking data sets.

(COLUMBUS, Ohio)—Lt. Governor Jon Husted announced that the Common Sense Initiative (CSI), in partnership with InnovateOhio, has launched a project to utilize an artificial intelligence (AI) tool aimed at reforming Ohio’s regulatory landscape.

“Ohio has over 200 years of rules and regulations that have been patched together in a way that no one person or team of people can fully understand them,” said Lt. Governor Husted. “With our new AI tool, any regulatory topic can be researched and analyzed in seconds. We are going to use this new tool to bring comprehensive regulatory reform to Ohio.”

When he took office in 2019, Lt. Governor Husted discovered a significant backlog of unreviewed rules at CSI. He oversaw the clearing of that backlog in the first 100 days of the DeWine-Husted Administration, and with the backlog fixed, CSI turned its sights toward improving the way they offer regulatory oversight. The implementation of the AI tool will allow the initiative to be proactive in the way it looks at rules instead of simply waiting for regulations to be filed.

A 2018 report from the Mercatus Center at George Mason University estimated that Ohio currently has over 240,000 regulations that would take a person 21 weeks to read. While there are many efforts attempted to ensure only necessary and reasonable rules remain on the books, the quantity makes it a near impossible task.

The project launched today, procured with the assistance of InnovateOhio, uses text analytics and artificial intelligence to analyze Ohio’s rules. By comparing and linking data sets—a task that could take humans months or years—it will provide government policymakers with opportunities to streamline regulations. The tool will more quickly sort data from the Ohio Revised Code (ORC) and Ohio Administrative Code (OAC) in order to narrow the work that needs to be done by human analysts. In partnership with CSI staff, this will significantly hasten the process of deciding which regulations are truly necessary for the health and safety of Ohioans and which may be outdated, conflicting, or redundant.

The tool was announced today during a meeting of the Small Business Advisory Council, which is a group of appointed members that advise on government regulations and help identify those that place unnecessary burdens on Ohio’s job creators.

This project was funded by the General Assembly in House Bill 166 to be administered through InnovateOhio.

With the use of this technology, CSI hopes to support the regulatory reform goals of the DeWine-Husted Administration, General Assembly leadership, and complement efforts being led by President Trump and his administration.

Fotos – Tigers Boys vs. Arcadia

Tiger Boys in action with Arcadia…

The boys lost to Arcadia 62 – 50 on January 31.

Here are the stats for that game:  https://www.thenbxpress.com/boys-bball-vs-arcadia/

CLICK AN IMAGE TO ENLARGE!
 

Fotos by Ferg (https://scottferguson.zenfolio.com/)

Boy Scout Court of Honor Followed by FREE Community Movie

Following the Court of Honor the scouts will host a FREE show! 

Scouts and parents.  We will meet at 6:00pm for our Court of Honor ceremony on Sunday, Feb 16.
 
Following the Court of Honor the scouts will host a FREE show! 
 
The public is invited for this be a fun and  “CHEEZY” event.  Our scouts will get a pop and popcorn for free after the ceremony. 
 
The concession stand will be open to the public!
 
From Scout Master and theater operator Shawn Benjamin: “Boy Scout Troop 315 will host an event at the Virginia Theater on Sunday , February 16 at 6:30pm. The boys voted on watching Godzilla on Monster Island, 1972 film. Yes it’s cheesy and we’d like to invite the public in on this little cheese fest at the Virginia Theater. Free admission and concessions will be available for purchase.
 
Godzilla on Monster Island—-Godzilla vs Gigan  Rated G  Runtime  90 min
 
Thanks Jordan for supplying the movie” ~ Shawn

OPINION: No One is Above the Law – Including Congress

by Robert Charles, National Spokesman for the
Association of Mature American Citizens [AMAC]

by Robert Charles, National Spokesman for the
Association of Mature American Citizens [AMAC]
 
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and House Impeachment leader Adam Schiff (D-VA) spent November repeating a time-tested line: “No one is above the law.” This weekend, Michigan Congresswoman Debbie Dingell trumpeted it. Next week, Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) will. The line raises problems, little discussed.
 
First, the American people are not stupid. They know laws apply equally to all Americans. They did not need Mr. Schiff – in self-righteous, nauseating, hardly impartial hearings – repeating the mantra. Repeating it did little good, since polls show more Americans now disfavor impeachment than before his hearings. 
 
The bigger point: Hypocrisy is thicker in DC than snow in the Rockies. If any part of the US Government places itself “above the law,” it is Congress. Let’s be specific.  
 
Despite “due process” guarantees in our Constitution, House Democrats cheerfully ran roughshod over the rules of civil procedure, legal precedents, House rules and “Robert’s Rules” during Intelligence and Judiciary Committee hearings. To be clear: These were lawyers; they knew what they were doing.  
 
Points of order, clarifications, and honest questions from Republicans were hammered down; witnesses answering questions posed by Republicans were cut off. Material witnesses asked by Republicans, which could have ended impeachment, were disallowed. 
 
“Fair and impartial” requirements for grand jurors – as Mr. Schiff styled himself – were tossed out. Instead, dark Star Chamber justice returned. Guilt was found in private, witnesses selected that might support the finding, and a crass political case pressed. Truly, these members feel one thing: They are above the law.
 
Only, it gets worse. The line – “no one is above the law” – is worth a closer look. Here are facts Congress does not want you to know. Congress regularly puts itself “above the law.” Examples make a compelling case.
 
Recently, Americans learned their tax dollars were secretly used by Congress to settle sexual harassment claims against offending members. What? Yes, big settlements, all private. Is that what Americans get to do – use someone else’s money to settle claims for their bad acts? Did Ms. Pelosi and Mr. Schiff not know about that? Does that not qualify as “above the law?”
 
Then American tax dollars finance dozens of international junkets by members, luxury trips around the world – all conveniently returning at night, so no one sees the members’ largess on return. Full cost is never revealed, but trips use high-cost military aircraft, decked out with tailored seating, food, drinks and communications.  “Congressional Delegation” or “CODEL” trips hopscotch fancy hotels, enjoying well-stocked “control rooms,” adult beverages, a healthy “per diem” for each member – your tax dollars at work. Some trips run north of $100,000. Did someone not tell you about those? Without public accounting, is that not “above the law?”
 
How about health care? Congress not only has private medical care – from travel inoculations to flu shots – in the Capitol’s basement. They get special deals. As described in the Washington Examiner, September 2017, Congress enjoys “several types of special treatment unavailable to the public” on health care. They are eligible for a small-business exchange, despite federal and DC laws prohibiting it.
 
More, they are “the only large employer in the country that can make tax-free contributions toward its employees’ exchange-plan premiums,” in conflict with federal laws. And Congress is “the only group of federal workers who receive Federal Employee Health Benefit (FEHB) premium contributions for non-FEHB coverage.” Wouldn’t you say that’s placing oneself “above the law?”
 
Congress is “above the law” in even bigger ways.  Here are some. Despite all the hoopla about that “whistleblower” – who apparently consulted with House Democrats – Congress exempts themselves from that same “Whistleblower Protection Act in 1989.” The act aims to reduce “waste, mismanagement or lawbreaking” for taxpayers – only it does not apply to Congress. Isn’t that “above the law?”
 
Or consider the Occupational Health and Safety Act (OSHA), which empowers the US Labor Department to investigate health and safety violations – except in Congress. OSHA can even subpoena records from anyone, except Congress. Good luck in health and safety there.
 
Congress exempted itself from record keeping on workplace discrimination. Accordingly, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, Americans with Disabilities Act and other laws force private employers and executive branch to “retain personnel records,” but not Congress.
 
Or how about this one – if a private-sector employer “retaliates” against an employee for reporting “health or safety hazards,” Laborer can sue the employer, no cost to the employee. Meantime, Congress forces an employee who wants to sue Congress – to foot the bill. That discourages suits, don’t you think? Clever – and above the law.  Congress also exempts itself from posting “notices on worker rights,” federally required for the private sector. And Congress need not comply with the No Fear Act, which trains executive branch employees on rights; Congress exempted itself.
 
In one offensive exemption, Congress escapes compliance with the Freedom of Information Act or FOIA. FOIA requests might be very helpful right now, but no. Congress is not compelled to be transparent under FOIA; they put themselves outside FOIA’s reach. The same is true for the Privacy Act; it bars release of private material by federal agencies, but not Congress. That helps Congress leak with greater impunity. 
 
The list is long – and deserves bright light, especially now. The House is hardly being transparent. The point is simple. The next time Speaker Pelosi, Chairman Schiff, Chairman Nadler and House Democrats wax on about transparency, using that “no one is above the law” line, someone should ask: Does that include Congress? 
 
Bottom line on the law: No institution in the US Government more unapologetically tramples “equality before the law” – than rule-busting, law-exempting, globetrotting congressional leaders. Not all subscribe to this dodge, but those in control for years – like Speaker Nancy Pelosi – know the secrets. It is time the American people did. As this Speaker is fond of saying, “no one is above the law.” That should include Congress. 
 
Robert Charles is a former assistant secretary of state for President George W. Bush, former naval intelligence officer and litigator. He served in the Reagan and Bush 41 White Houses, as congressional committee counsel for five years, and wrote “Eagles and Evergreens” (2018), about influence of WWII veterans on a small Maine town.

Tonight & Tomorrow Fireballs Possible as 2 Meteor Showers Peak

“The Draconids meteor shower kicks off the fall meteor shower season,” according to Accuweather.

 

Two meteor showers will peak on consecutive nights this week, including one known for bringing incredibly bright meteors known as fireballs.
 
The back-to-back meteor showers will give stargazers of all ages several chances to spot some shooting stars right from their backyard.
 
Draconid meteor shower

When: Tuesday, Oct. 8 into Wednesday, Oct. 9

October features the peak of three meteor showers, with the first reaching its climax on Tuesday evening.

“The Draconids meteor shower kicks off the fall meteor shower season,” Dave Samuhel, AccuWeather astronomy blogger and meteorologist, said.

The Draconids are considered a minor meteor shower with only around 10 meteors per hour but, on occasion, can fill the sky with hundreds of meteors. One such outburst happened in 2018 when observers in Europe counted over 140 meteors per hour, according to the International Meteor Organization.

An outburst like this is not expected in 2019. However, the Draconids are notorious for being unpredictable, so there is still a chance for a burst for an hour or two with much higher rates, Samuhel said.

Unlike most meteor showers that are best viewed during the second half of the night, the Draconids come in greatest numbers before midnight.

“This is a good shower for younger stargazers, especially since the shower peaks on a school night,” Samuhel said.

Unfortunately, the moon will be in the sky during this part of the night, so stargazers should look for meteors in areas of the sky away from the bright moon.

 

Mainly cloud-free conditions are in the forecast across much of the United States on Tuesday night for the Drocinids, but clouds could hinder views for stargazers in the Southeast, northern Plains and perhaps part of the Northeast coast.

Southern Taurid meteor shower
When:
 Wednesday, Oct. 9 into Thursday, Oct 10

Immediately following the Draconids will be the Southern Taurids, the second meteor shower to peak in as many nights.

Similar to the Draconids, the Southern Taurids are a minor shower with fewer than 10 meteors per hour, but don’t let the slim numbers discourage you.

“The Taurids are rich in fireballs,” the American Meteor Society said on their website.

Fireballs are meteors that appear incredibly bright as they streak through the sky. They can be so bright that they can cast shadows on the ground for several seconds.

 

Mainly clear skies will allow for uninterrupted viewing conditions for much of the U.S. on Wednesday night with the exception of widespread clouds over the northern Plains, as well as along the coastal Northeast.

Folks that miss these meteor showers do not have to wait long for another opportunity to spot some shooting stars. The Orionid meteor shower peaks later this month on the night of Oct. 21 into Oct. 22 and usually brings around 20 meteors per hour.

Where to look in the sky during a meteor shower

One of the biggest misconceptions with meteor showers is that you need to look in a certain part of the sky to see shooting stars, when the opposite is true.

During the peak of a meteor shower, meteors are visible in all areas of the sky, not just near the radiant point.

“You want to get as much sky in your field of view as possible,” Samuhel said. “My favorite approach to meteor viewing is to find a conformable lounge chair or even just a yoga mat to lie on.“

Although you do not need to look at the radiant point, its location in the sky is still important. The higher the radiant point is in the sky, the greater number of meteors will be visible.
 
Knowing where the radiant point of the Dracondis and the Southern Taurids will also help onlookers know the origin of meteor they have seen. If you see a shooting star and trace it backward, it will point toward the shower’s radiant point.

Onlookers that see meteors originating from the northwestern sky will know that they are part of the Draconids.

WCCOA looking for participants for Finding Your P.L.A.C.E.

This project connects multiple generations in a Montessori School Environment.

WCCOA looking for participants for Finding Your P.L.A.C.E.

Bowling Green, OH (August 29, 2019) – The Wood County Committee on Aging (WCCOA) will be holding a project called Finding Your P.L.A.C.E. (Partnered Learning Activities & Connected Experiences). The sessions will be on the first and third Tuesdays of each month. Sessions dates are held on: Tuesdays, October 1, 15, November 5, 19 and December 3 from 9:30-11:30a.m. It will be held at the Montessori School of Bowling Green located at 515 Sand Ridge Rd.  

This project connects multiple generations in a Montessori School Environment. Participants involved in the project include Bowling Green State University Students, Upper Grade Montessori School Students, and community members diagnosed with mild-to-moderate memory loss. The cost of this event is $50 for 5 sessions.

Engagement includes:

  • Group movement exercise by Tammy Starr, PT
  • Classroom exploration & opportunities to reflect and share
  • Skills based on clients’ interests and abilities 
  • Activity kits provided for use at home
  • Caregiver support provided

Training for Caregivers will be held on Tuesday, September 24 from 9:30-11:30 a.m. at Montessori School, 515 Sand Ridge Rd., Bowling Green. Standard testing to assess participant’s abilities will be required to properly assign projects. Testing will take place on September 24 at 9:30 a.m. while caregivers are in the training session.  Additional training session will be offered as needed.

Note:  No medical staff will be present and personal care will not be provided. Facilities are available for caregivers to provide assistance. It is the discretion of WCCOA & Montessori School of Bowling Green to advise community members if they are eligible for this program.

For further details or to register, please contact the Programs department at WCCOA by calling 

(419) 353-5661 OR (800) 367-4935, OR by  e-mailing 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.

I 75 Ramp Closure at Findlay

At Findlay: SR 12 ramp to close overnight this week

HANCOCK COUNTY: State Route 12 ramp to close overnight this week

The following are current or upcoming traffic impacts related to the reconstruction and widening of Interstate 75 in Hancock County through the city of Findlay. All work is weather dependent.


han75 

INTERSTATE 75
THROUGH THE CITY OF FINDLAY


State Route 12 entrance ramp to Interstate 75 northbound will close overnight Thursday, Sept. 12, into the early morning hours of Friday, Sept. 13, for highway lighting work. The closure is expected to begin at midnight and continue through approximately 4 a.m. Traffic will be detoured onto state Route 12, county Road 140 and U.S. 224 back to Interstate 75 northbound.


ABOUT THE PROJECT

Interstate 75 will be reconstructed and widened beginning just south of Harrison Street/county Road 144, which is just south of the U.S. Route 68/state Route 15 interchange, to the county Road 99 interchange in the city of Findlay, Hancock County. The project will reconstruct approximately five miles of the existing four lanes of Interstate 75, construct an additional lane of travel in each direction, replace all mainline bridges on Interstate 75, replace the Harrison Street overpass, redesign and reconstruct the interchange between U.S. 68/state Route 15 and Interstate 75, and redesign and reconstruct the interchange between U.S. 68/state Route 15 and Lima Avenue. The project also includes the construction of noise walls at particular locations. Expected completion is late 2020. Beaver Excavating, Canton, serves as the general contractor.

Current project information may be found at tinyurl.com/hancock75.

Crestline in BVC Football? NB Travels in 2 Weeks…

Playing BVC schools in football gives us the chance to play against a lot of talented programs…

, Bucyrus Telegraph-Forum
Published 10:24 p.m. ET Aug. 14, 2019 | Updated 1:17 p.m. ET Aug. 16, 2019

CRESTLINE – Back in September of 2017, the Crestline football program was invited by the Blanchard Valley Conference to fill the weekly void left by Hopewell-Loudon’s departure after the 2018 season to join the Sandusky Bay Conference in place of Shelby.

… Beginning this season, Crestline will play against eight of the BVC teams after a pair of non-league games to open the season.

Follow the link for the complete story! –
Article link

“Playing BVC schools in football gives us the chance to play against a lot of talented programs…” Travis said.

Crestline will start off an eight-week stretch against BVC teams on September 13 with Arcadia, followed by North Baltimore, Arlington, Leipsic, Cory-Rawson, Riverdale, Pandora-Gilboa and ending with Vanlue.

, Bucyrus Telegraph-Forum – 419-617-6018″

NBX Content added:

Crestline Football website– The Bulldogs

Crestline is a village in Crawford and Richland Counties in the U.S. state of Ohio.

The population was 4,630 at the 2010 census. It is the third largest municipality in Crawford County.Wikipedia

Crestline is about an hour on 30 East, northwest of Galion. The school and athletic fields are located on the north side of town, so the Old Lincoln Highway may be a good route to finish off the trip.