OPINION: Progressive Democrats seek to take control of the electorate

Legal immigration is the backbone of U.S. democracy…

OPINION: Progressive Democrats seek to
take control of the electorate, warns AMAC
by John Grimaldi, editorial contributor at
the Association of Mature American Citizens
Legal immigration is the backbone of U.S. democracy. Indeed, the immigration process can be complex because as much as we welcome immigrants, it is imperative that the procedure for entering the country “must prevent unlawful immigration,” according to a report by the Heritage Foundation.
Polls show that a majority of Americans welcome lawful newcomers to our shores. They also show that we are not so welcoming when it comes to illegal émigrés. One pollconducted by the Rasmussen Reports in April found “that 67% of all likely U.S. Voters think illegal immigration is a serious problem in America today.”
It may be hard to believe, but there was a time when even Democrats actually believed that illegal immigration was illegal. There must be one, two or ten Democrats out there who still believe it. But, their numbers have dwindled in recent years.
In the 1996 Democratic Party platform, the party declared: “We cannot tolerate illegal immigration and we must stop it.” This component of the platform went on to note that “illegal immigration was rampant. Criminal immigrants, deported after committing crimes in America, returned the very next day to commit crimes again.”
But, that was in the day. In recent times, however, the loyal opposition is revealing itself to being not so loyal to the laws of the land. And, it has never been as obvious as it was during the recent Democratic Presidential Debates, when “The Party of Illegal Immigration,” as the National Review called them, showed their true colors.
So what has changed since then? Why are Democrats now calling for “open borders.”
Certainly there are some members of the Democratic Party who still feel that lawless migration and open borders cannot be tolerated. But, if they do feel that way, they are keeping it to themselves lest they draw the wrath of the growing number of progressives among the party’s leadership.
There are those that believe the socialist takeover of the Democratic Party is aimed at taking control of the electorate– control of the party and, ultimately, control of the government.
And, they have sought to make headway over the past year. You may recall that the sanctuary city of San Francisco last July began registering illegal immigrants to vote in a city school board election. New York State passed a law last month that allows illegals to apply for driver’s licenses. And, last week a bill was introduced in the California state senate that would let undocumented aliens to serve in key Democratic Party positions such as state convention delegates and county committee leaders.
As Dr. James D. Veltmeyer, who was once a self-described illegal immigrant, put it eloquently in an OpEd published earlier this year in the Times of San Diego. He wrote: “Pelosi, Schumer and company seek — not to help a suffering population or rescue those escaping poverty or persecution abroad, but to use these unfortunate people in a cynical political power play to solidify their electoral position through creating a permanently dependent underclass willing to trade its votes for the promise of cradle to grave security.

Ohio PTA Awarded Grant to Empower Parents

…Empower Parents to Read, Interpret and Take Action on Education Data

Ohio PTA Awarded Grant to Empower Parents to Read, Interpret and Take Action on Education Data

Columbus, Ohio April 30, 2019—National PTA has awarded Ohio PTA with a two-year grant to educate parents on school report cards and empower them to advocate to ensure this data is accessible, transparent and actionable. Ohio PTA is one of only five state PTAs nationwide selected to receive a grant.

“The Every Student Succeeds Act requires school districts and states to annually release a school report card, which includes important information about school environment, demographics and performance on the state, local and school level. This data, however, doesn’t always speak for itself,” said Jim Accomando, president of National PTA. “We are pleased to provide Ohio PTA with resources to empower parents to read, interpret and take action to turn school report cards into results for their child’s school.”

With the grant, Ohio PTA will host educational events, trainings, and develop, disseminate materials to educate parents on school reports cards to help them read and interpret the reports. Ohio PTA will also empower parents to advocate to ensure education data is accessible and transparent, and how to use education data to demand improvements that lead to school and student success. Additionally, Ohio PTA will bring together parents and state and local policymakers to elevate the issue of data transparency and utilization and facilitate improvements.

Susan Hans, Ohio PTA President stated, “School report cards contain important information for families. With this grant, Ohio PTA will be able to assist parents in understanding and using that data to further student success in their school districts. Helping families advocate for their students is a key part of Ohio PTA’s family engagement plan.”

The grant program is part of National PTA’s new From Report to Results campaign and the association’s mission to ensure that parents and families are meaningfully supported and engaged in their children’s education.

About PTA

PTA® comprises millions of families, students, teachers, administrators and business and community leaders devoted to the educational success of children and the promotion of family engagement in schools. PTA is a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit association that prides itself on being a powerful voice for all children, a relevant resource for families and communities, and a strong advocate for public education. Membership in PTA is open to anyone who wants to be involved and make a difference for the education, health and welfare of children and youth. For more information, visit PTA.org.

Tiger Boys Lose to C-R

Tigers fall in The Jungle in BVC play…

High School Boys Basketball Results

Cory-Rawson @ N Baltimore – 1/25/19


Cory-Rawson  10-16-13-12—51

N Baltimore  9-13-16-9—47


Alex Snyder – 14

Mitch Clark – 10

Isaac Sexton – 9

Jaden Bucher – 6

Johnny Hagemyer – 6

Clayton Heineman – 2


FGM-A:  20-42 (48%)

FTM-A:  1-7 (14%)

3-pt FG: Sexton 3, Bucher 2, Hagemyer 1

Rebounds: NB 22 (Snyder 10), CR 29

Turnovers: NB 16, CR 11

Varsity Overall Record 2-10, BVC 0-6


Cory-Rawson – 56

N Baltimore – 31

JV Overall Record 1-11, BVC 0-6

Upcoming Boys Games

Fri 2/1 @ Arcadia, 6:00

Sat 2/2 @ Northwood, 6:00

Nourishing the Brain

How about eating healthier to improve your memory, alertness and cognitive function?

Nourishing the Brain

Rachel Niermann, RDN, Licensed Dietician

Rachel Niermann, RDN

Armes Family Cancer Care Center

When considering implementing a more healthful diet, many of us focus on the physical benefits we hope to reap. Look at a handful of today’s fad diets and you will see shiny promises of “fast weight loss,” “fat burning” or “metabolism boosting!” But there are so many advantages other than regards to weight when it comes to eating a healthy, balanced diet. A balanced diet provides overall nutrition to your body, from the outer skin to the very cells within that make you whole. One of the most exciting areas of research is food’s impact on brain health. How about eating healthier to improve your memory, alertness and cognitive function?

In general, a diet that benefits the brain is also going to be heart healthy, as both the brain and heart depend on a diet that promotes proper blood flow. This would manifest as foods rich in healthy fats, fruits and vegetables, and low in sodium, cholesterol and saturated fat. Researchers from Rush University in Chicago have recently created a new, more detailed diet for Alzheimer’s prevention called the “Mediterranean-DASH (Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension) Intervention for Neurodegenerative Delay,” or “MIND Diet,” which combines elements of a Mediterranean diet and the DASH diet. This has shown exciting results for reducing risk of Alzheimer’s.

What diet changes can boost brain health? While research is still being conducted and there are certainly no miracle foods, here are a few foods and nutrients that have promising benefits:

Omega-3 fatty acids: These are polyunsaturated fats (PUFA). Omega-3s include EPA, DHA, and ALA, which are found in different types of foods. DHA and EPA are mostly found in oily fish like salmon and sardines, whereas you can get ALA in various plant sources, such as flaxseed, beans and olive oil as well as specialty eggs. Numerous studies have found that high intake of PUFA-rich foods is associated with positive cognitive function and decreases risk of development and progression of dementia. Conversely, high-saturated and trans-fat consumption may have a negative effect on brain health, increasing risk of dementia.

Vegetables, especially leafy greens: Eating more servings of leafy greens such as kale, spinach, collards, and broccoli may help slow mental decline due to aging. Their high levels of folate and carotenoids may play a role.

Berries and dark-colored fruits: These fruits in particular have added brain power because of their high levels of anthocyanins, a group of compounds that give some plant foods their unique blue, violet or red pigments. Research suggests that anthocyanins enhance memory and help prevent age-related declines in mental functioning. Eating a variety of fruit provides a range of benefits – be sure to include those dark blue and red fruits for the brain!

Lutein: This compound is found in egg yolk, avocado and dark leafy greens. Some studies have found that high levels of lutein may improve cognitive function. One study found that lutein paired with the omega-3 fatty acid DHA, actually shows a more significant improvement. Again, balance is key! No one nutrient can be a cure all.

These are just a few nutrients that are being shown to play a role in brain health, and research is ongoing to find what works best. It should be reiterated that there is no one solution for improving cognitive function and there remains a multitude of questions when it comes to our fight against dementia. However, these are simple additions to your diet that you can be more mindful of when grocery shopping next. If you have questions about the MIND diet or desire more guidance on a healthy balanced diet, consult a registered dietitian.

Council Agenda Dec. 18



December 18, 2018
5:30 PM


I. Pledge of Allegiance

II. Roll Call

III. Approval of the Agenda

Approval of the Special Meeting.

IV. Approval of the Minutes

V. Public Participation (5min limit)

VI. Letters and Communications

VII. Administrative Reports

Finance Officer: Update

EMS Chief: No reports due

Fire Chief:

Police Chief:

Utility Director:

DPW Superintendent:

Village Administrator:


Appointed Legal Counsel:


VIII. Standing Committees

Economic and Community Development (Ms. Zeigler)

Public Safety (Mr. Art Patterson)

Personnel, Policy and Ordinance Review (Mr. Carles)

Public Works (Mr. Aaron Patterson)

Public Utilities (Mr. Engard)

Finance and Technology (Mr. Beegle)

IX. New Legislation, Resolutions, Motions or Business

X. Second Reading of Ordinances and Resolutions


XI. Third Reading of Ordinances and Resolution

ORDINANCE 2018-51 ANNUAL APPROPRIATION ORDINANCE An ordinance to make appropriations for Current Expenses and other Expenditures of the Village of North Baltimore, State of Ohio, during the fiscal year ending December 31, 2019.

XII. Other New Business

XIII. Other Old Business

XIV. Payment of the Bills

XV. Executive Session

Mr. Engard has requested an executive session Regarding Economic Development 121.22 (g)(8).

XVI. Adjournment

Help Wanted: Data Tech (Full-time)

Agency application available at the Wood County Committee on Aging

Data Technician

The purpose of this position is to maintain accurate documentation of service delivery and client records. Complete data entry, analysis/reconciliation and record maintenance on SAMS (Senior Assistance Management System), MySeniorCenter, MITS, and billing systems for the Buckeye Health Plan and Aetna. Coordinate WCCOA’s computer maintenance. Update and maintain WCCOA website.

Education requirements: High school diploma required. Computer knowledge and proficiency with Microsoft 2010 required. Must demonstrate effective communication skills.

Must have a proven record of working harmoniously with older adults as well as colleagues. Must be eligible for bonding and insurable under agency policy. Must possess a valid Ohio Driver’s license with proof of auto insurance (state minimum). Must meet the requirements contained in Ohio Administrative Code (OAC) 173-3-06.6 (B)(3). Compliance shall be reviewed not less than annually. Must successfully complete Bureau of Criminal Investigation (BCI) records check, as defined in OAC 173-9-01. Must demonstrate fluency in English, both written and oral. Must be able to lift a minimum of 50 pounds consistently.

Agency application available at the Wood County Committee on Aging, 305 N. Main Street, Bowling Green, Ohio, on our website www.wccoa.net, or by calling 419.353.5661. Completed applications will be accepted until the position is filled. EOE.

Lady Tiger Hoops Fall to Arlington

Lady Tiger basketball drops BVC game to Red Devils…

from Suzanne Bucher

North Baltimore High School Girls Basketball Results

Arlington @ North Baltimore – 12/13/2018

Varsity Girls

Arlington 7-14-23-15—59
North Baltimore 16-9-8-5—38

Grace Hagemyer – 14
Mia McCartney – 8
Alivia Light – 7
Hailey Watson – 4
Leah Lee – 3
Halie Inbody – 2

2-PT FGM-A: 12-32 (38%)
3-PT FGM-A: 1-10 (10%)
FTM-A 11-12 (92%)
NB Rebounds: 31 (Hagemyer 9, Thompson 9)
ARL Rebounds: 41
Steal Leader: Light 4
Assist Leader: Light 7
Turnovers: NB 31, ARL 18

Varsity Overall Record 2-3, BVC 2-1

JV Girls

Arlington – 37
NB – 19

Kenzie Perez – 9
Lexi Long – 4
Gabby Estrada – 4
Hailey Lennard – 2

JV Overall Record 2-3, BVC Record 1-2

Sat 12/15 @ Bluffton, 12pm
Thur 12/20 @ Leipsic, 6pm

NB Council Committee of the Whole Meets tonight – 12/11

Agenda for Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2018



December 11, 2018


5:30 PM

Special Meeting to following COTW

Call meeting to order at 5:30

I. Public Safety Committee. Art Patterson- Chair, Tim Engard, Leisa Zeigler members

II. Public Utilities Committee. Tim Engard- Chair, Leisa Zeigler, Ty Carles members

III. Finance and Technology Committee. Matt Beegle- Chair, Ty Carles, Art Patterson members

IV. Public Works Committee. Aaron Patterson- Chair, Matt Beegle, Art Patterson members

L.E.D lights at the roundabout

Compensatory time for employees.

V. Economic and Community Development Committee. Leisa Zeigler- Chair. Matt Beegle, Aaron Patterson members

VI Personnel, Policy and Ordinance Review Committee. Ty Carles- Chair, Tim Engard, Aaron Patterson members

VII. Mayor’s Items

VIII. Tree Commission

NB Council Minutes – Sept. 18, 2018


September 18, 2018


I. Pledge of Allegiance

Mayor Goldner called the meeting to order at 5:30 PM and led the Pledge of Allegiance.

II. Roll Call:

Mayor Janet Goldner-Here, Matt Beegle- Here, Ty Carles-Here, Tim Engard- Here, Aaron Patterson- Absent, Art Patterson -Here, Leisa Zeigler-Here, Clerk Kathi Bucher- Here

Mr. Carles made a motion to excuse Mr. Aaron Patterson. Second by Mr. Art Patterson. All approved.

Motion made by Mr. Carles to hire Logan Spangenberg as P/T Police officer per form F-19a at a rate of $12.00/hour beginning September 18, 2018. Second by Mr. Beegle. All approved.

Mr. Aaron Patterson arrived at 5:34 pm.

III. Approval of the Minutes:

Motion by Mr. Beegle to approve the minutes of the September 4, 2018 meeting. Second by Ms. Zeigler. All approved.

Motion by Mr. Beegle to approve the Special Meeting Minutes of the September 11, 2018 meeting. Second by Ms. Zeigler. All approved.

IV. Public Participation:
Bonnie Knaggs presented a Wheaties Box to Ms. Murray, thanking her for all her hard work and the grant money that she has brought into the Village.

V. Letters and Communications:
Mr. Kuhlman did receive a letter about recycling and who owns or say they own the three pieces of equipment that have been in question for months now. This will be discussed after the meeting.

Todd Dickerson had a brief intro for the Economic and Development of the Village. Still more discussion to come.

VI. Administrative Reports:

Finance Officer: Council would like to see income tax comparison; would like reports before the Tuesday night meetings. Get the water rates from Mr. Roberts. Ms. Goldner will look for the Ordinances for the water and sewer separation.

Mr. Aaron Patterson made a motion to enter into executive session at 5:49 PM for 121.22 G1 to consider the appointment, employment, dismissal, promotion, demotion or compensation of a public employee. Second by Mr. Engard. All approved

Motion to return to regular session by Mr. Carles at 6:04 pm. Second by Mr. Aaron Patterson. All approved.

Motion by Mr. Aaron Patterson to hire David Lafferty as Chief of Police for a one year probationary period at step 17; $25.49 per hour. Starting September 24th. Second by Mr. Engard. Five yes votes with Ms. Zeigler voting no. Motion passed.

EMS Chief:
Fire Chief:
No reports due
Police Chief:
Utility Director:
DPW Superintendent:

Village Administrator:
3)Police Cruiser Options- out getting updates; fire department had indicated they needed that vehicle.
4) Proposed Recommendation: To appoint David Lafferty as Police Chief of the Village of North Baltimore, Ohio.
5)VA opening- the advertisement is included in the packet. Mr. Aaron Patterson didn’t agree with the ad, wanted a change.
Mr. Aaron Patterson made a motion to authorize the VA to submit and add for the VA with a salary range of $64,480-$75,000. Second by Mr. Engard. Motion passed.

6)Street Inventory-Options for street repair will be discussed further
7)CRA- Ordinance 2018-23 was passed at the last meeting
8)Eco/Dev- Mr. Dickerson met with Ms. Zeigler, Mayor Goldner, VA Ms. Murray.
9)Open Item List-included in your packet
10)Camera Estimate- still worker on this
11)Weekend work Policy-Mr. Roberts requested some changes to the PP Manual.
Mr. Carles made a motion to accept the changes/amend the Policy for weekend work. Second by Mr. Aaron Patterson. All approved.

Added: Need a motion to purchase a cardiac unit.
Mr. Aaron Patterson made a motion to use grant money to purchase a cardiac unit not to exceed $30,000 using grant money. Second by Mr. Beelge. All approved.
Mr. Lafferty accepts the Chief of Police position. Mr. Carles suggests he look into an assistant.

Clerk: nothing

Appointed Legal counsel: Already spoke

Mayor: nothing

VII. Standing Committees:

Economic and Community Development (Ms. Zeigler)
Todd Dickerson was here.
CRA to tie into our area.
Public Safety (Mr. Art Patterson)
Personnel, Policy and Ordinance Review (Mr. Carles)
Issue at the water department-the director can’t take a vacation, need to get this figured out by the end of the year. You can only bank so many days.
Public Works (Mr. Aaron Patterson)
Public Utilities (Mr. Engard)
Finance and Technology (Mr. Beegle)
Computers are almost finished with their new upgrades.

VIII. New Legislation, Resolutions, Motions or Business
No readings

IX. Second Reading of Ordinances and Resolutions
No readings

X. Third Reading of Ordinances and Resolutions
No readings

XI. Other New Business
XII. Other Old Business
Open item list

XIII. Payment of the Bills
No paperwork

XIV. Adjournment

Mr. Art Patterson made a motion to adjourn at 6:51 PM. Second by
Mr. Carles. All approved.