Closing Time

PRIME BIRD REAL ESTATE HIT THE AUCTION BLOCK

Closing Time

Prime Bird Real Estate Hit the Auction Block

Submitted by Jennifer Vanlerberg

Even the best local real estate agents would have difficulty closing on fifteen homes in one evening, yet on February 10th, right here at our local American Legion, this event took place. Fifteen tiny homes (ok, bird houses) were auctioned as a fund raiser for Cub Scout Pack #372.


Here is a recap of the major awards:

Donivan Boyce brought home “Best of Show” for his double birdie condo/planter. Noah Vanlerberg achieved “Smallest”, and Blaze Kline’s was “Tallest.”  

“Judge’s Choice” went to Boden Lanham, while “Best Scout Theme” was awarded to Levi Vanlerberg. Jackson Cook took the win for his “Most Recycled” bird house, which had it’s very own tiny for sale sign with the digits “867-5309”. Forty year olds just laughed. I did.

Shawn Albright won for “Held together by a string” and Connor Coup won this year for “Most Colorful.” Grady Delancy won for best “North Baltimore theme”  Ian Ramirez took the “Most Natural” and finally, Kale McDonald won for “Most Patriotic.”

I would like to take this opportunity to mention and apologize to Mr. Kale McDonald. I forgot to mention him in my last article about the Pinewood Derby. I would like to take this moment to recognize that Kale, did in fact, race his derby car that day, and it was spectacular. Sorry for the over sight, Kale.

The scouts were also given their awards for the popcorn sale that took place in October. The winner from each den was given a whip cream pie to throw in the face of their Den Leader.

Huge thanks to all the Den Leaders that left that night smelling of rotten milk with whipped cream in their ears. You are all great people. Boden Lanham was the overall winner for this year’s popcorn sales.

We would like to thank the Judges, Hank Matthes, Krista Ducat, and Dawn Trout. We would also like to thank Auctioneer and overall loud talker, Alex Trout.

A huge thank you goes out to everyone that purchased a bird house, which allowed Pack #372 to leave the night $192.50 richer. Homeless birds will be flocking here when they see those gorgeous new homes.

Next up, our Blue and Gold Ceremony, March 3rd at the American Legion. We are also hosting our District Pine Wood Derby on March 16th, at North Baltimore High School.

Please be on the look out for a Padrone’s Pizza fund raiser that will be starting shortly for your Pack members.   

Alzheimer’s Support Group Set to Meet Monthly in NB

…at the NB Public Library every fourth Monday of the month.

The Alzheimer’s Association is holding a support group at the NB Public Library every fourth Monday of the month now. The first one will be on February 25th at 1:30 PM.

CAREGIVER SUPPORT GROUP

4th Monday of Each Month
North Baltimore Public Library
230 N. Main St. North Baltimore

1:30 PM

Stephanie Walters 419-957-8327

Presented by:
Alzheimer’s Association Northwest Ohio Chapter

BUILD A SUPPORT SYSTEM WITH PEOPLE WHO UNDERSTAND
Alzheimer’s Association caregiver support groups, conducted by trained facilitators, are a  safe place for caregivers, family and friends of persons with dementia to:

Visit www.alz.org/nwohio to learn more about caregiver programs and resources. To further extend your network of support, visit ALZConnected , our online community at alzconnected.org

Village Council Gearing Up for Busy Spring and Summer

Several grants getting ready to roll……

By Sue Miklovic

The village council met for their final meeting of February on Tuesday evening in council chambers. After the roll call, pledge of allegiance, and approval of the minutes, the meeting moved on to public participation.

The mayor introduced Seth Thompson of Panda Technologies who made a presentation to the council members about adding online bill-paying as a possibility for residents of the community for their water bill payments. Mr. Thompson explained the ins and outs on how the payment system would work and discussed issues such as Internet security and service fees charged by credit-card companies and assuring that payments are credited to the proper date of payment. He also answered questions from the council members who were extremely interested in the possibility of this option. Mayor Goldner said, “We’ve had of a lot of inquiries from residents who have asked when we were going to add this feature to their options for paying their water bill.” The Council will continue to investigate their options.  

The council moved on to administrative reports.The council approved the hiring of two new volunteer firefighters for the NBFD. They approved the hiring of Bryant Matthes and Chad Wright.

Next the Village Administrator updated the council on all that he has been busy with since the last meeting. His report was dominated by all the grant work that he has been following up on. Here are some of the highlights:

* The village expects the Park Grant that they received to be implemented during March. A $12,394 grant for basketball hoops and goal posts will be installed on the recently repaved former tennis court area. The work  will be completed as weather permits in March. There’s also the possibility that additional seating may be added in the area for spectators.

*Next Mr. Brillhart discussed  the Safe Routes to School Grant and explained  that the village hopes to be opening the bids that will begin the sidewalk construction project on March 29th. The project, which will be on Maple Street,  begins at Rhodes Avenue and continues to Rudolph Road. He expects the project will be completed within six months of the beginning date.

* Following that, he talked about the Downtown Revitalization Grant which has previously been delayed a couple of times. Current plans have been submitted to Columbus and the Village is hoping to hear within 4 to 5 weeks on the status of their plans. Hopefully at that time construction can begin and move forward. ODOT will oversee all phases of this grant. Councilman Aaron Patterson said,” I want to remind everyone we will incur cost on this grant and we need to make sure we have money set aside, isn’t that right Mr. Brillhart?” Administrator Brillhart concurred, “Yes, it’s an 80% 20% split”

*Also mentioned by Brillhart was that the Ohio Public Works grant that the village received last Summer will not have the money available until 2020 because it is currently tied up in funding issues. It has been promised to be provided to the village for the purpose of paving the 200 block of Main Street . The 100 block of Main Street will be paved this summer as part of the Neighborhood Revitalization Grant that the village received last year and will also begin in late spring or early summer of 2019.

*Other topics addressed by The village administrator included a cross- training in customer service program that will be implemented in the village offices, also beginning phases of preparation for renewal of the village Street Levy which was approved in 2014 and expires in 2020. He reminded council  the county Board of Elections needs their plan for renewal of the levy. If they expect it to be on the November 2019 ballot, they need to submit it by July 2019.

*Also discussed was a salary summary survey which compared employee salaries of villages of comparable size to North Baltimore. This has been a hot topic amongst the council members for at least the last 3 months.

* Finance Committee chair Leisa Zeigler has called a work session for next Tuesday at 5:30 at council chambers where the council members will gather to discuss and identify the needs of where they need to change the salary scale in many different job positions.

*Ty Carles introduced Todd Dickerson with Reveille Planning and Economic Development who was present and spoke and actually created some excitement with the council members. He reported he has had several meetings with the village administrator and has already had several meetings with area businesses and has had inquiries from at least a couple of trucking businesses who are looking for office space in the North Baltimore area. He continued by reporting he’s had meetings with ODOT,  BGSU, Hancock-Wood Electric, 3 developers, Jobs Ohio, and is ready to have interaction with AEP, CSX, and the local school system officials.

OOGEEP Foundation Accepting Scholarship Applications

Students attending accredited colleges, universities, and technical or trade schools are eligible

OOGEEP Foundation Now Accepting Scholarship Applications

Students attending accredited colleges, universities, and technical or trade schools are eligible

 Granville, OH- The Ohio Oil and Gas Energy Education Program (OOGEEP) and the Ohio Oil and Gas Energy Education Foundation are accepting first-time and renewal applications for their 2019 Oil and Gas Energy Education Scholarships now through March 1, 2019.

In 2018, OOGEEP awarded 21 renewal and 41 new scholarships to students attending accredited colleges, universities, and technical or trade schools of their choice. These renewable $1,000 scholarships are designated for students pursuing careers in the natural gas and crude oil industry. To be considered for a scholarship, students are required to submit an essay describing their personal and career goals in these industries along with letters of recommendation and meet other academic requirements. Detailed information about the scholarship can found on the OOGEEP website at https://www.oogeep.org/teacher-students/scholarships/.

In addition to the scholarship program, OOGEEP works with more than 90 Ohio colleges, universities, and career and technical schools that offer training for the 75 plus careers serving the natural gas and crude oil industry. Scholarship winners are engaged in a variety of studies including geology, engineering, welding, business management, chemistry, and energy resource management.

To learn more about careers in Ohio’s oil and gas industry, including the list of local colleges, universities, career tech and vocational schools offering oil and natural gas specific degrees, certificates and training, visithttp://www.oogeep.org/industry-workforce/careers/. Links to OOGEEP’s recently launched “Oil and Gas Careers in Ohio” video series can be viewed at www.youtube.com/user/OOGEEP1. This series of 28 modern career videos highlights more than 75 in-demand jobs within Ohio’s crude oil and natural gas industry.

 A list of previous winners can be found on the OOGEEP website at https://www.oogeep.org/teacher-students/scholarships/.

 The Ohio Oil and Gas Energy Education Program (OOGEEP) is a non-profit statewide education and public outreach program. Created in 1998, OOGEEP provides a variety of programs throughout the State of Ohio. These programs primarily focus on teacher workshops, scholarships, science fair, firefighter training, industry training, career and workforce development, research and guest speaker programs.

Village of NB Council Meets 2/19

Here is the agenda for the North Baltimore Village Council Meeting TONIGHT (Feb. 19)

VILLAGE OF NORTH BALTIMORE
COUNCIL MEETING
February 19, 2019
5:30 PM
AGENDA

I. Pledge of Allegiance

II. Roll Call

III. Approval of the Agenda

IV. Approval of the Minutes

V. Public Participation (5min limit)

VI. Letters and Communications

VII. Administrative Reports
Finance Officer:
EMS Chief:
Fire Chief: No reports due
Police Chief:
Utility Director:
DPW Superintendent:
Village Administrator:

Clerk:
First Readings-
Second Readings- Ord. 2019-03
Third Readings- Res. 01-2019; Ord 2019-02

Appointed Legal Counsel:

Mayor:

VIII. Standing Committees
Economic and Community Development (Mr. Carles)
Public Safety (Mr. Art Patterson)
Personnel, Policy and Ordinance Review (Mr.Engard)
Public Works (Mr. Matt Beegle.)
Public Utilities (Mr. Aaron Patterson)
Finance and Technology (Ms. Zeigler)

IX. New Legislation, Resolutions, Motions or Business

X. Second Reading of Ordinances and Resolutions
ORDINANCE 2019-03 AN ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING THE VILLAGE
ADMINISTRATOR TO ENTER INTO AN AGREEMENT WITH INTECH IT
SOLUTIONS TO PURCHASE HIGH DEFINITION CAMERA SYSTEMS FOR
THE VILLAGE PARK AND VILLAGE HALL AT A COST NOT TO EXCEED
$7,800

XI. Third Reading of Ordinances and Resolutions
ORDINANCE 2019-02 AN ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING THE VILLAGE
ADMINISTRATOR TO ENTER INTO AN AGREEMENT WITH REVEILLE
PLANNING. AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT FOR THE PURPOSE OF
PROVIDING COMMUNITY ‘REDEVELOPMENT AREA AND JOBS GRANT
PROGRAM DEVELOPMENT PLANNING SERVICES.
RESOLUTION 01-2019 A RESOLUTION ADOPTING A FIVE-YEAR
CAPITAL IMPROVEMENTS PROGRAM (CIP) INCLUDING POLICIES AND
PROCEDURES IN PLANNING FOR CAPITAL EXPENDITURES FOR FISCAL
YEARS 2019 – 2023.

XII. Other New Business

XIII. Other Old Business

XIV. Payment of the Bills

XV. Adjournment

NB Custom Cut Specials

We have the deals for FRESH MEAT!!!


– SENIOR CITIZEN TUESDAY –
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From the farms to the freezers –
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Let us cut your meat fresh!
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Includes Beef – Cut – Wrap – Freeze

HOGS – Whole or Half – $1.45# –
Includes Pork – Cut – Wrap – Freeze

CALL FOR DETAILS!!!
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Ground Fresh DAILY!
85% LEAN Ground Beef
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1# packs
Whole Hog Sausage
Plain/Saft & Pepper/Mild/Southern
$3.29#

USDA Choice English Chuck Roast – $5.49#
Beef Cube Steaks – $4.99#
Boneless Pork Chops – $3.99#
Asstd. Bone-In Pork Chops – $2.89

Johnsonville Smoked Sausage – $2.99

Hickory Smoked Slab Bacon – $5.99# SLICED FREE

All Natural KEYSTONE (28 oz.)
Canned Beef & Pork – $7.99
Canned Chicken – $6.89

Walnut Creek Home Style Noodles
Thin- Medium – Wide
$2.49

Old Style Bologna – $5.49# GARLIC – $5.69
Ham & Cheese Loaf – $5.89#

Amish Cheese from Walnut Creek
Swiss – Colby – CoJack – Pepper Jack
$5.49#

We accept:
Credit – Debit – EBT

Tigers vs. Tigers in The Jungle

Seneca East @ North Baltimore – 2/18/19

High School Boys Basketball Results by Suzanne Bucher

Varsity Boys

Seneca East  16-15-15-27—73

North Baltimore  16-18-18-11—63

Mitch Clark – 15

Johnny Hagemyer – 14

Clayton Heineman – 9

Levi Gazarek – 8

Jaden Bucher – 8

Isaac Sexton – 5

Zach Weinandy – 2

Alex Snyder – 2

FGM-A:  24-62 (39%)

FTM-A:  8-13 (62%)

3PM-A:  7-25 (Hagemyer 4)

Rebounds: 22 (Gazarek 7, Clark 7)

Assist Leader: Hagemyer 4

Turnovers: NB 10

NB Overall Record 3-17

SE Overall Record 8-13

JV BOYS

Seneca East – 55

N Baltimore – 22

Nick Morales – 7

Hunter Vogelsong – 7

Gunner Kepling – 6

Diego Rodrigo – 2

JV Overall Record 1-19

Upcoming Boys Games

Fri 2/22 Liberty-Benton (H), 6:00 (Senior Night)

Wed 2/27 NB vs Cory-Rawson @ Van Buren, 8pm (Tournaments)

Cholesterol Screening Clinics Offered

You must be a resident of Wood County and 25 years of age or older.

Wood County, Ohio – The Wood County Committee on Aging, Inc. is currently scheduling 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, $25 for those 25-59.

These screenings require an appointment and pretest instructions.

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.

Bowling Green:  9:00 am to 11:00 am

  • Tuesday March 5, 2019
  • Tuesday March 12, 2019
  • Friday March 22, 2019

Perrysburg: 9:30 am to 11:30 am

  • Wednesday March 13, 2019

Grand Rapids:  9:30am to 11:30am

  • Tuesday March 19, 2019

To schedule an appointment, please call 1-800-367-4935 or 419-353-5661 and ask for the Social Services Department.  

Legal Notice(s) Village of North Baltimore

Summary of legislation passed Council of the Village of North Baltimore…



VILLAGE COUNCIL OF THE VILLAGE OF NORTH BALTIMORE AT THE January 2, 2019 MEETING

This is a summary of legislation passed by the Council of the Village of North Baltimore on the 2nd day of January 2019, as the full text of the legislation may be viewed at the officece 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 2019-01 AN ORDINANCE VACATING OF ALL OF VENTRAL AVENUE LOCATED NORTH OF THE NORTH RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE OF WEST ELM STREET AND DECLARING AN EMERGENCY TO EXIST

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 January 2, 2019 approved by the Mayor on January 2, 2019, and which was duly published according to the law on the NBXpress on the following dates: February, 2019

SUMMARY OF LEGISLATION PASSED BY THE VILLAGE COUNCIL OF THE VILLAGE OF NORTH BALTIMORE AT THE February 5, 2019 MEETING

This is a summary of legislation passed by the Council of the Village of North Baltimore on the 5th day of February 2019, 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 2019-04 AN ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING THE VILLAGE ADMINISTRATOR TO ENTER INTO AN AGREEMENT WITH CIVIL ENGINEERING SOLUTIONS, LLC FOR THE PURPOSE OF PREPARING AN UPDATED WATER RATE STUDY FOR THE VILLAGE OF NORTH BALTIMORE IN AN AMOUNT NOT TO EXCEED $4,600 declaring an emergency to exist.

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 February 5, 2019 approved by the Mayor on February 5, 2019, and which was duly published according to the law on the NBXpress on the following dates: February, 2019.



NB Music and Drama Busy

Concerts, performances, improv, Jazz festival, more……..

Students in the North Baltimore music and drama departments will be busy during the months of February and March. We invite the community to join us! 

Sunday, February 17: Several middle school and high school band and choir members will perform in the OMEA District I Honors Festival at Toledo’s Stranahan Theatre. The middle school performance is at 2:30pm and the high school performance is at 7pm. Both concerts are free and open to the public. 

Saturday, March 2: The North Baltimore Choir will perform the National Anthem at the Bowling Green State University hockey game. For tickets, visit bgsufalcons.com 

Monday, March 4: Band Concert grades 7-12, 7pm, North Baltimore Auditeria 

Friday, March 8: Variety Show/Improv Night, 7pm- Check out some of the most talented and wittiest students in Northwest Ohio. Fans of Whose Line is It Anyway will love this show! Tickets will go on sale in the high school office February 25.    

Monday, March 11: Choir Concert, 7pm, North Baltimore Auditeria. The choirs present a concert of world music!

Saturday, March 30: Jazz Night, North Baltimore Auditeria, 6pm. The Edon, Montpelier, Elmwood, and North Baltimore Jazz Bands will present a showcase of live jazz music. The University of Findlay Jazz Ensemble will conclude the evening. Cost:    $15 for entertainment only$20 for entertainment and a catered meal from Crossroads Café Anyone wanting the meal option MUST purchase a ticket by February 28. For tickets, please stop by the High School office or call 419-257-3464. Entertainment-Only tickets will also be available at the door.

Cost:    $15 for entertainment only$20 for entertainment and a catered meal from Crossroads Café.  Anyone wanting the meal option MUST purchase a ticket by February 28. For tickets, please stop by the High School office or call 419-257-3464. Entertainment-Only tickets will also be available at the door.

Tigers Fall on the Road

Monday and Friday(Senior Night) are last 2 home games…

High School Boys Basketball Results by Suzanne Bucher

Upper Scioto Valley @ North Baltimore – 2/16/19

VARSITY BOYS

USV  22-19-29-20—90

N Baltimore  19-11-11-26—67

Levi Gazarek – 23

Jaden Bucher – 16

Johnny Hagemyer – 9

Isaac Sexton – 5

Clayton Heineman – 5

Mitch Clark – 4

Gunner Kepling – 3

Alex Snyder – 2

FGM-A:  20-47 (43%)

FTM-A:  14-24 (58%)

3PM-A:  13-22 (Bucher 5, Hagemyer 3, Gazarek 2)

Rebounds: 18 (Gazarek 6)

Assist Leader: Weinandy 4

Turnovers: NB 12

NB Overall Record 3-16

USV Overall Record 15-5

JV BOYS

USV – 52

N Baltimore – 25

Gunner Kepling – 8

Brayden Holloway – 4

Cayce Trout – 3

Hunter Baker – 3

Hunter Vogelsong – 3

Nick Morales – 2

Diego Rodrigo – 2

JV Overall Record 1-18

Upcoming Boys Games

Mon 2/18 Seneca East (H), 6:00

Fri 2/22 Liberty-Benton (H), 6:00 (Senior Night)

Ribbon Cutting Planned

GRAND OPENING EVENT PLANNED AT WOOD COUNTY MUSEUM

New Exhibit Opening:” For Comfort & Convenience: Public Charity in Ohio by Way of the Poor Farm”

A grand opening celebration for the new exhibit, For Comfort & Convenience: Public Charity in Ohio by Way of the Poor Farm, will take place on Friday, February 22 with a ribbon cutting at 4:45 PM followed by a public reception and self-guided tours from 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Exhibit photographer Jeffrey Hall will share remarks at 6:00 PM about his 5,000 mile journey to Ohio’s poor farm sites. This event is free and open to the public.

The exhibit depicts Ohio’s earliest form of public charity, the poor farm, by representing all of Ohio’s 88 counties. Historical documentation shared from many counties can be seen within diorama-style exhibits, along with 120 modern-day photographs of each county taken by local photographer Jeffrey Hall over the last two years.


This exhibit was made possible by the Ohio Arts Council and the Ohio Humanities Council.

The museum will be open for self-guided tours Monday – Friday, 10 AM – 4 PM and weekends from 1 PM – 4 PM (closed on government holidays). Admission is $7 for adults and $3 for children, with discounts for seniors, students, and military. Historical Society members receive free admission as well as a gift shop discount. The museum offers free admission to all visitors on the first Friday of each month, courtesy of the Bowling Green Convention & Visitors Bureau. The museum is handicap accessible and group tours are welcome.  

All events detailed at woodcountyhistory.org or by following the Wood County Historical Museum on social media. The museum is located at 13660 County Home Road in Bowling Green.