6-State Trooper Project Focused on Move Over Law

Ohio troopers issued 546 Move Over citations…….


COLUMBUS – The Ohio State Highway Patrol joined forces with members of the 6-State Trooper Project enforcing and raising awareness about the Move Over law from July 18 through July 24. The high-visibility campaign included the Indiana State Police, Kentucky State Police, Michigan State Police, Pennsylvania State Police, West Virginia State Police, and the Ohio State Highway Patrol.

During the initiative, Ohio troopers issued 546 Move Over citations and educated motorists about the state’s Move Over law. The entire initiative issued over 1,000 Move Over citations across the six partnering states.

Ohio law requires all drivers to move over to an adjacent lane when approaching any vehicle with flashing or rotating lights parked on the roadside. If moving over is not possible due to traffic or weather conditions, or because a second lane does not exist, motorists should slow down and proceed with caution. The Move Over law now exists in all 50 states.

The 6-State Trooper Project is a multi-state law enforcement partnership aimed at providing combined and coordinated law enforcement and security services in the areas of highway safety, criminal patrol, and information sharing.


6 State -  Move Over

Income Tax Flyer

Here is a pamphlet that explains the villages need for a tax increase.

This text below is provided if you use text to speech or can’t read the photo.

The Village of North Baltimore

PERCENT (0.5%)

NOVEMBER 2, 2021

A one-percent (1%) income tax levy
was passed by North Baltimore
voters with the first tax collection
commencing on January I/ 1982.
Revenues generated by the Levy are
used for the Village’s General Fund.

For nearly forty-years, the one-
percent (1%) income tax has been

the primary source of revenue for
non-utility operations and services.
Approximately 70% of reported
income tax revenues are paid by
non-residents as compared to only
30% paid by residents.
Despite annual cost increases for
personnel/ materials/ equipment/
and contractual obligations, the

Village has provided effective ievels-
of-service. However/ with the

increased need for staffing in the
Police Department and for the 24/7
operation of the EMS Department
along with needed infrastructure
improvements/ the 1% income tax
can no longer sustain these
As such/ a proposed half percent
(0.5%) income tax increase will be
presented to voters at the November
2nd General Election. It is anticipated
that the half percent increase wii!
generate approximately $550/000
each year

A breakdown of where the
income tax funds
would be

$ 70,000
$ 35,000
$ 50,000
Police Department – The funds are
needed to cover increased expenses in the
police department which are a result of
increased criminal activity, severity of the
criminal activity and the safety of our police
officers. To handle this activity and to
ensure the safety of our officers/ the funds
will be used to cover the cost of two
additional full-time police officers as well
additional hours for part-time officers. This
will allow two officers on duty for afl shifts
every day.
EMS Department – The EMS currently
provides 24-hour coverage 7 days a week
with an average response time of 7
minutes. This coverage provides service for
over 700 runs per year. This coverage was
previously provided by all part-time staff.

This method is no longer viable as the part-
time pool of EMTS has all but disappeared.

To continue providing this necessary

service, the EMS has recently hired 3 fuil-
time EMT’s resulting in additional costs of

$70,000 per year.

Park and Cemetery – This income tax
increase will provide $35/000 per year for
upkeep/ repairs and improvements to the
park and cemeteries. This could include
cemetery paving, grave repairs/ and
general maintenance & equipment. It
could also include additional playground
equipment/ materials/ exercise
equipment, future expansion and other
improvements to our community park.
Streets – Great progress on Main Street
and a few other side streets has been
made. However/ the Village had to save
money for a number of years/ with little
repairs/ to be able to complete the recent
projects. Street projects are extremely
expensive. The money from the income
tax increase dedicated to streets,
$170/000 per year, will allow us to make
significant progress in street replacement
and curb & gutter repairs in the coming
years in a much timelier fashion.
Capital Outlay – This levy will provide
$50/000 per year to cover equipment
replacement in the coming years
including, new ambulances, dump
truck/snow plows, police cruisers/ pick-up
trucks and other related types of
equipment. We can plan on replacements
over time with this funding in place.

Henry Township Minutes

Approved June 22,2021 minutes….


June 22, 2021

The regular meeting of the Henry Township Trustees was called to order by Chairman Wymer with the following members responding to roll call:  Present:  Baltz, Brumbaugh, Wymer.  Absent:  None.

It was moved by Brumbaugh seconded by Baltz to approve the minutes of the regular meeting of June 8, 2021 as presented.   Roll call:  Ayes:  Baltz, Brumbaugh, Wymer.  Nays:  None.

Motion carried.

It was moved by Baltz seconded by Brumbaugh that bills be approved for payment and checks issued for expenses totaling:  $  125,007.08   

Roll call:  Ayes:  Baltz, Brumbaugh, Wymer.  Nays:  None.  Motion Carried.

Other officials/guests present: none

 Old Business

The board signed a letter requesting payment from Jonathan Haines for reimbursement for damage to Freyman Rd. in November 2020.  Letter will be sent certified mail with payment in full by July 15, 2021 or matter would be forwarded to Wood County Prosecutor.

New Business

Mr. Brumbaugh asked if newly paved roads will be marked with a centerline.  The Engineer’s office informed Mr. Baltz that the roads were not adequate width for this to be done.

It was moved by Wymer, seconded by Baltz to be included in the county pavement marking program and have Rudolph Rd. from Quarry Rd. to Jerry City Rd. marked.

Roll call:  Ayes:  Baltz, Brumbaugh, Wymer.  Nays:  None.  Motion Carried.

Mr. Davis reported to the board on his recent meeting with the risk management representative from OTARMA.

There being no further action to come before the Board the meeting was adjourned upon motion.

Submited by Fiscal Officer, Matt Davis

Village Council Agenda

“Committee of the Whole” meeting in Council Chambers on7/13/21

 The Village Council has returned to the Council Chamber for their meetings. This week is the Committee of the Whole meeting, which begins at 5:30pm, and is chaired by the President of the Council, Mr. Mike Julien. 

The meeting is also available by remote call to the public. PLEASE MUTE YOUR PHONE!

WC Sheriff Reports Bogus Calls to County Residents

On July 6th and 7th 2021 several Wood County residents have received a phone call from a male with a southern accent stating…


On July 6th and 7th 2021 several Wood County residents have received a phone call from a male with a southern accent stating that they are a employee of the Wood County Sheriff’s Office and need to speak with the resident about a legal matter.

This subject is using names of current employees, such as Captain Terry James, Lt. Rod Konrad, and Deputy Isaiah Loar. If you receive a call like this understand that it is most likely a scam.

If you have questions please call the Wood County Sheriff’s Office and ask if someone did call.

The Wood County Sheriff’s Office will not leave a voicemail and just say you have a legal matter, we will inform you of what you are needed for.

Disp. Kelsey Feasel

email: kfeasel@woodcountyohio.gov
phone: (419) 354-9001 | fax: (419) 354-9086

Wood County Sheriff’s Office

1960 E Gypsy Lane Rd Bowling Green, OH 43402



Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine Week in Review

For the week ending June 18, 2021….



 The Village of North Baltimore hereby gives notice of its intent to file an application for…



 The Village of North Baltimore hereby gives notice of its intent to file an application for financial assistance with the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Rural Development for the purchase of a police cruiser and a dump truck/snowplow.  This notice is published in accordance with Rural Development regulations.  The proposed project involves the purchase of a police cruiser and a dump truck/snowplow to serve the Village of North Baltimore.

A copy of the application to USDA Rural Development is available for review at the following location by appointment:

                Village of North Baltimore
                205 N Main St.
                North Baltimore OH  45872

Questions regarding this application, or appointments to review said application should be directed to Anthony Swartz, Finance Officer at 419-257-2394.