NB YOUTH LEAGUE Organizing

2021 SUMMER SEASON PUBLIC MEETING is MONDAY 1/18

NORTH BALTIMORE YOUTH LEAGUE

2021 SUMMER SEASON

PUBLIC MEETING

 

When: Monday, January 18, 2021

Where: American Legion Post 539 Hall

Time: 6:00pm-8:00pm

This meeting will be held to elect new officers for our summer baseball/softball leagues.

Age group: 4-18 years old.

Most officer positions are vacant for the upcoming season.

These positions MUST be filled in order for the league to continue to operate.

 

If you are interested in holding a position or coaching, please attend this meeting.

 If you are unable to attend, but are still interested please contact Heather Dewulf at 419-348-8746 or via Facebook Messenger. 

 

Social distancing and all CDC guidelines will be followed.

REMINDER FACIAL COVERINGS ARE REQUIRED.

 

Heather Dewulf

NBYL Secretary

 

 

 

NB Public Utilities Committee Meeting

Public Notice for Committee Meeting on 1/15/2021

Here is information of the NB Public Utilities Committee meeting which will be held Friday, January 15,2021 at 9:00am:

VILLAGE OF NORTH BALTIMORE PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMITTEE

 Friday, January 15, 2021

VILLAGE COUNCIL CHAMBER

 

AGENDA

9:00 AM

 

  1. Call to order at 9:00             Aaron Patterson – Chair

 

  • General discussion on utility system

 

2. Adjournment

Village Council Committee Meeting

THE VILLAGE OF NORTH BALTIMORE FINANCE AND TECHNOLOGY COMMITTEE MEETING is Monday, 1/18/21 at 6:00 P.M.

Here is the agenda for the NB Village Council Finance and Technology Committee Meeting which is scheduled for Monday, January 18,2021:

THE VILLAGE OF NORTH BALTIMORE

FINANCE AND TECHNOLOGY COMMITTEE MEETING

 Monday, January 18, 2021

6:00 P.M.

VILLAGE FIRE TRAINING ROOM AGENDA

 I.Call to order Tim Engard – Chair

General discussion on 2021 financial needs  

II. Adjournment

COVID-19 Update: Phase 1B Timeline

Phase 1B of Ohio’s vaccination program is set to begin next week with those ages 80 and older…..

(COLUMBUS, Ohio)—Ohio Governor Mike DeWine and Lt. Governor Jon Husted today (1/12/21) provided the following updates on Ohio’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

PHASE 1B TIMELINE

Governor DeWine today reemphasized the vaccine distribution timeline for Phase 1B of Ohio’s vaccination program which is set to begin next week with those ages 80 and older.

This week: Today, the Ohio Department of Health will receive information from the federal government on Ohio’s vaccine allotment for the upcoming week. This information, including which providers will receive vaccines and how many, will be communicated to local health departments this evening. Each county health department, in partnership with their local emergency management agency and vaccine providers, will communicate vaccine distribution plans with the media and the public on Wednesday and Thursday. The process to vaccinate those in each county will vary depending on the provider. Some are expected to hold walk-up clinics, others may take appointments, etc.

On Thursday, the Ohio Department of Health will launch a tool on coronavirus.ohio.gov to assist citizens looking for a provider that has been allotted vaccines. The tool will be searchable by zip code or county, but it will not be updated in real-time. It is critical that those eligible to receive a vaccine consult local sources to determine up-to-date vaccine availability. 

Hospitals that are vaccinating their frontline healthcare workers as part of Phase 1A must complete these vaccinations by Sunday, January 17.

Week of January 18: Vaccine providers will begin receiving their first allotment of vaccines for those ages 80 and older. Vaccines will be delivered on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday. Each provider will begin administering vaccines the day after they receive their shipment. All vaccines must be distributed within seven days.

Week of January 25: Vaccinations are anticipated to begin for those ages 75 and up following the same process outlined above. Vaccinations will also be available to those with severe congenital, developmental, or early-onset medical disorders. Additional information on how these individuals can choose to receive their vaccines is forthcoming.

Week of February 1: Vaccinations are anticipated to begin for those ages 70 and up following the same process outlined above. 

Week of February 8: Vaccinations are anticipated to begin for those ages 65 and up following the same process outlined above. 

Vaccine providers are not expected to vaccinate everyone in each age group in one week. As new age groups are authorized to receive vaccinations, previous age groups will continue receiving the vaccine. 

Senior citizens with questions on the vaccination process are urged to contact the Area Agencies on Aging at www.aging.ohio.gov or by calling 1-866-243-5678.

NURSING HOME VACCINATIONS

To date, 85 percent of Ohio’s nursing homes have been visited by a vaccine provider as part of Phase 1A. Vaccine providers anecdotally tell the Ohio Department of Health that the number of residents and staff accepting the vaccine is increasing. 

In Ohio’s two nursing homes operated by the Ohio Department of Veteran Services, 92 percent of veterans have accepted the vaccine. Regarding staff, 60 percent have opted to receive the vaccine in the Sandusky home and 42 percent have chosen to be vaccinated in the Georgetown home.

BROADBAND EXPANSION INVESTMENT

Lt. Governor Husted announced today that Southern Ohio Communication Services, Inc., in collaboration with JobsOhio, Ohio Southeast Economic Development (OhioSE) and Pike County Economic & Community Development, plans to invest $3.8 million to provide high-speed Internet service over 64 miles to 1,300 residential and business customers in southern Ohio.  Southern Ohio Communications Service received a $50,000 JobsOhio Inclusion Grant toward building and engineering costs. Learn more about the announcement here.

INDUSTRY SECTOR PARTNERSHIP AWARDS

Lt. Governor Husted also announced that 12 partnerships have been awarded for a total of $2.5 million for the Industry Sector Partnership Award Grant Program. The selected partnerships are located in various regions across Ohio and focus on multiple in-demand industry sectors, including healthcare, information technology, manufacturing, construction and transportation.

“These awards will jumpstart and expand workforce partnerships across Ohio that are helping more individuals earn the skills needed to successfully find employment,” Lt. Governor Husted said. “This is real-world skill development where educators and businesses work together to help people gain the skills they need to get hired for jobs that pay well and have a future. Enhancing meaningful partnerships between the business and education community is key to growing Ohio’s workforce and filling in-demand jobs at a time when many people are looking for opportunities, but not sure where to start.”

Learn more about the Industry Sector Partnership Grant by visiting Workforce.Ohio.gov/ISP

CURRENT CASE DATA

In total, there are 792,938 confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19 reported in Ohio and 9,802 confirmed and probable COVID-19 deaths. A total of 41,863 people have been hospitalized throughout the pandemic, including 6,237 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 translation, 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.

Board of Education Organizes for 2021

Sharninghouse named School Board President. January is School Board Recognition Month…..

The North Baltimore Board of Education met Monday night (1/11/2021) at the High School to organize for the new year. All members were present.

At the December 2020 board meeting Member Jaimye Bushey had been selected to serve as the President Pro Tem of the 2021 Organizational Meeting. She led the Election of Officers  procedure for the first part of the meeting .Jeremy Sharninghouse was elected as President for 2021. Tami Thomas was elected as Vice-President for 2021.

Jeremy Sharninghouse, President, and Tami Thomas, Vice President, were sworn into office at the January meeting of the North Baltimore Local School District for 2021.

 

The Board will continue to meet the 4th Tuesday of each month at 6:00pm at the NBMS/HS. December’s meeting will be the 3rd Tuesday instead of the 4th due to the Christmas Break.

The Board approved a resolution for compensation of Board members as per Board Bylaws #0147. There was no change to the current compensation.

The Board also approved several standard authorizations that are renewed annually.

After the 21 minute Organizational meeting ended, the Board continued with the regular January meeting at 6:00pm. 

 

#Superintendent’s Report: Ryan Delaney

Mr. Delaney shared he is assisting with having the district prepared for the staff to receive the Covid vaccine.It will be coordinated through the Wood County Health Department and administered with the assistance of the North Baltimore EMS. He asked the district employees to privately respond to the question “Do you plan to get the vaccine when we offer it?” He said 65% responded “Yes.” Although he asked them just to give him a “yes” or “no” many elaborated on their answers to him.

Delaney also said it appears that districts who are not meeting in person at all, will likely be excluded from the list of those receiving the vaccine.

Mr. Delaney also added that 26 of the 51 students who were “Option 4” at the start of the school year, have returned to in-person learning as of the beginning of 2021. 

#Treasurer’s Report: Steven Stewart:

Mr. Stewart reported the financial reports will be updated at the February meeting since this month’s meetings were early. 

Stewart also submitted a resolution to the Board for presenting a renewal of an existing 1% School District Income Tax ( for current expenses)on the ballot to the voters at an upcoming Special Election.

#Powell Elementary Report:    by Jonelle Semancik, Principal EA Powell 

Pop Tab Competition

This month’s Powell vs MS/HS competition is collecting pop tabs for the Ronald Mc Donald House. Winning building gets to wear jeans on Wednesdays in February and gets a catered dinner on conference night. So far it looks like it is a pretty tight race.

Honor Roll

Powell had a total of 67 students in grades 4th through 6th that made the Honor Roll. This means they earned all A’s and B’s on their report cards. Students will receive a t-shirt if they have not earned one from first quarter and they will have an iron on paw print decal for quarter 2.

Thank You!

Our Staff is over the moon excited about our new copiers! Thank you!

Powell students spell O-H-I-O to show their Buckeye spirit

#NBHS Report: by Chad Kiser, NBHS/MS Principal 

January 2021:

  • I would like to personally thank Ryan and Steven. Every tool, every curriculum item, everything my teachers have needed for this crazy year, they have got for them. It is so nice to have such amazing supportive central office staff. They really don’t get told enough how great of a job they do. Thank you so much, you guys are awesome!!!

  • Special thank you to Mrs. Matthes and the cub scouts. They collected hundreds of pounds of bottle caps to get our school 4 new benches. 2 outside the gym entrance and 2 outside the front entrance. Mrs. Matthes worked for weeks and weeks on getting this done. She has done such an amazing job! Thank you for all your hard work!  

 

Other business from the meeting:

# Approved a one year contract to Hailey Priest, Intervention.
#Approved membership to the Ohio High School Athletic Association for the 2021-2022 school year as presented.
#Meeting Adjourned at 6:35

January is School Board Recognition Month. Be sure to thank our Board Members when you see them for their service to the North Baltimore Local School District and Community.

 

NB Staff Selects “Student of the Month”

For January…..

The North Baltimore staff selected Jordan Kimmel to be student of the month for January. Jordan is a strong student, maintaining a 3.23 GPA in his high school coursework. Jordan is active athletically as well. He is a four-year runner on the cross country team where he was captain his senior year. He is also a two-year track runner and jumper and was selected as boy’s MVP for field events his sophomore year.



Jordan is a well-rounded student who plays trombone in the band and is one of two students in the last 16 years to be taller than his director. Additionally, Jordan was a Homecoming attendant his junior year and will always be remembered for some of the best lip syncing performances ever seen at our fall homecoming pep rallies. 

Jordan is also very active in the community, earning the rank of Eagle Scout in Troop 315 for designing, building and installing the new sign outside the North Baltimore Historical Society. We applaud his efforts on this project, which was especially impressive to complete during a pandemic. 

While working with Jordan, the staff finds him to be attentive, positive, and polite with a wonderful sense of humor. He is also North Baltimore’s foremost authority on DC comics, movies, and television shows.   

Due to his attitude, character, and involvement, the staff of North Baltimore have selected Jordan to receive this honor. 

After high school, Jordan plans to enlist in the Air Force. Congratulations, Jordan!

NB Library Hosting Virtual History Program

NB Library and WC Museum present 4 part Virtual History on 2nd Thursday of the month (Jan-April)…..

The North Baltimore Public Library will be hosting a 4-part series on the History of Wood County.  The series will be presented by the Wood County Historical Museum via Zoom.  The series will be presented on the second Thursday of each month (Jan – Apr) at 12 pm.  The topics that will be covered are:

Tales from the “Misty Past” Vol. I

Charles W. Evers and the Pioneer Scrap-book of Wood County, Ohio

Hear from noted local historian Charles Evers about Wood County’s last bear hunt, the origin of the “Devil’s Hole,” and Mahlon Meeker’s thrilling escape from a pack of hungry wolves. Although published one year after his death in 1910, Charles Evers’ Pioneer Scrap-book was instrumental in preserving much of Wood County’s local legends and lore.

Tales from the “Misty Past” Vol. II

Charles W. Evers and the Pioneer Scrap-book of Wood County, Ohio

Sheriff and newspaperman Charles Evers spins a tale of ruin and despair on the account of one Jim Slater. Did Slater curse Bairdstown (Bloom Township) in Wood County? Find out what brought about this curse and what the historical record tells us about Jim Slater and Bairdstown.

The History of Wood County – by the way of the life of Charles Evers (Part 1)

Learn about the history of Wood County as told through the experiences of newspaperman Charles Evers. This program covers the settling of the Evers family in Wood County to the period Charles Evers was Sheriff. The historical roots of many of Evers’ tales are revealed.

The History of Wood County – by the way of the life of Charles Evers (Part 2)

The story of Wood County continues. This program covers Charles Evers life as the owner of the Sentinel newspaper, his many business endeavors, and the period of his life as chief storyteller of Wood County.

Each month the link to the zoom meeting will be available at www.nbpubliclibrary.org, under library events menu.  You will be asked to download the Zoom Client application to join.  If you have questions feel free to contact the library at 419-257-3621

 

Here is the link for this week’s program:

https://zoom.us/j/95893794168?pwd=dE9Xbm9SREtONVdzT3plT241djMzdz09

 

Listen to the NB V.C. Meeting Tuesday?

Here are directions to “dial-in” to Tuesday’s Village Council meeting….

In consideration of Social Distancing and Public Gathering Directives issued by Governor DeWine and the Department of Public Health Director, this meeting is available by conference call to the public for remote listening.

 

To listen remotely:   call 1-844-621-3956

      When prompted, enter access code:  146 550 5514

          When prompted, enter password:  54321 

 

VILLAGE OF NORTH BALTIMORE

COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE

 Tuesday, January 12, 2021

5:30 PM

VILLAGE FIRE TRAINING ROOM

Village Council “Organizes” for 2021

Julien remains Council President for 2021. Village saves Big Bucks on Main Street projects……

By Sue Miklovic

 Last Tuesday, January 5, 2021 was the 2021 Organizational Meeting for the Village Council. Council President 2020 Mike Julien was absent, so Councilman Mike Soltis was nominated (by Bill Cook) and voted on (4-1), to serve as President Pro-Tem for the meeting.

Cory Kuhlman was introduced by Mayor Janet Goldner and spoke briefly to the council about filling in for his brother Joel Kuhlman who has served the village as legal counsel but will be leaving as he has been elected to a Common Pleas Judge position. They both are attorneys with the Stearns and Hammer Law Firm. The council is currently accepting applications from interested qualified parties to fill that anticipated soon-vacant position.

The first order of business during the organizational meeting was to elect a president of council for the new year. Councilman Aaron Patterson nominated Mike Julien to remain as council president for 2021 and all council members present voted in favor of the nomination.

The next order of business was for the mayor to assign standing committees for the council members to chair. They are remaining the same as last year. The Standing Committees and Chairs are:

Economic and Community Development-Leisa Zeigler
Public Safety-Mike Soltis
Personnel, Policy, and Ordinance Review-Mike Julien
Public Works-Bill Cook
Public Utilities-Aaron Patterson
Finance and Technology-Tim Engard

Another standard procedure for the first meeting of the year is to have a designated seat for each council member. This is accomplished by a random draw.

Finance Officer Tony Swartz reported great news for the “200 Block of Main Street” project. He said that both the project itself and the cost of the inspection of it have come in “way under the bid. We have saved $100,000! We also have finally got the final sign-off of the “100 Block of Main Street” project and it was under bid too. I will have a recap of 2020 expenses at our next meeting,” he said.

A motion to give permission to advertise for 3 full-time EMS employees was made and approved by vote (4-1)

Mr. Julien, who arrived late and apologized for doing so, commented about the recently formed JEDD with Northpoint and the governing Board for it. “The village is supposed to have a seat on it, we want to make sure we do” he said. Mr. Swartz replied, “I was contacted and asked to attend a meeting. They actually named me the chairman of that board, and Mayor Goldner was appointed to the seat for the Village for the first year. That can be changed after the first year if we want it to be changed.”


The only piece of legislation for the evening was Ordinance 2021-01 which amends the starting time of Council Meetings. (start now at 5:30pm)

This week’s meeting (Jan.12, 2021 at 5:30pm) will be “Committee of the Whole” updates.

Lady Tigers Beat Hornets

North Baltimore at Cory-Rawson on 1/7/21…..

High School Girls Basketball Results, by Suzanne Bucher

North Baltimore @ Cory-Rawson – 1/7/2021

Varsity Girls

North Baltimore 9-14-25-8—56

Cory-Rawson 8-9-11-12—40

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Kenzie Perez – 19

Grace Hagemyer – 14

Hailey Lennard – 11

Mia McCartney – 9

Leia Thomas – 2

Halie Inbody – 1

 

2-PT FGM-A:  13-35 (37%)

3-PT FGM-A:  6-18 (33%)

FTM-A:  12-15 (80%)

Rebounds: NB 35, CR 23

Rebound Leaders: Hagemyer 12, Inbody 8

Blocks Leader: Hagemyer 8

Assists Leader: Lennard 4

Steals Leaders: Lennard 3, Hagemyer 3

Turnovers: NB 16, CR 16

Varsity Overall Record 7-3, BVC 4-2

JV Girls

Cory-Rawson – 40

NB – 17

 

UPCOMING GIRLS GAMES

Thur 1/14 @ Van Buren, 6pm

Sat 1/16 Patrick Henry (home), 12pm

5 ideas for helping your community’s teachers

Consider these five steps in supporting teachers and showing you care….

(BPT) – A love of learning and a passion for children is what makes teachers special. As COVID-19 has impacted schools across the country, teachers have proved their agility in shifting gears quickly to teach students as effectively as possible.

Whether your community’s schools are in person, online or a mix of both, it’s the teachers who have the hard work of making school a positive experience no matter the circumstances. This year, it’s critical to support teachers to position them for success so students can thrive. Consider these five steps in supporting teachers and showing you care.

1) Add extra supplies: Go beyond the supplies list and buy extras for the teacher. This might be adding extra glue sticks and pencils, or, making a teacher’s care basket with personal items like hand lotion, sanitizing wipes, tea and coffee, stickers, etc. What’s more, remember that supplies are needed all school year long. A mid-year supply drop-off is sure to be appreciated. You might even consider running a supply drive to help teachers in need throughout the year.

2) Ask about volunteer opportunities: In-person volunteer opportunities may be limited or unavailable right now, so be proactive and ask teachers about virtual or distance volunteering options. You might be able to lead a virtual story time, organize a book club, help by checking digital papers, dropping off items at students’ homes and much more. Simply reach out to your teacher to show your willingness to help and you can discuss volunteer opportunities that match your skills and interests. Beyond the classroom, check out volunteer opportunities at libraries, study halls, community centers and more.

3) Get involved: As a supporter of public school teachers and students since 2009, Sonic provides essential funds needed for learning materials and innovative teaching techniques to inspire creativity. The business donates to public school teacher projects multiple times throughout the school year including during a fall voting campaign and Teacher Appreciation Month in May, as well as through special funding events throughout the year. Visit LimeadesforLearning.com to learn more about how to get involved and help teachers.

4) Stay up to date: Being informed not only helps you understand what’s happening in your student’s world, it helps you be a more engaged partner in their education. Teachers appreciate parents and caregivers who stay up to date by reading grade newsletters promptly, checking emails from the school often and visiting classroom websites or social media pages regularly. Additionally, consider attending school board meetings, even if it’s virtually, so you know what’s happening in the district.

5) Practice patience and understanding: The 2020-21 school year contains a lot of unknowns. Whether it’s in-person, virtual or hybrid, remember to practice patience and understanding with educators as they navigate these new waters. Everyone is in this together and teachers are doing their best. Remember, the attitude you project about school is what your children will reflect, so make sure to stay positive and make the best of any situation as the year unfolds.