NBHS: Trick or Treat for Unicef

Paws for a Cause at NBHS goes Virtual for Unicef…….

For the past five years, Paws for a Cause, NBLS’s community service group, has gone trick-or-treating for UNICEF, which provides support to children in over 190 countries around the world through education, food, clothing, disease prevention, and more. This year, UNICEF is requesting we do a virtual trick-or-treat. In order to do this, we ask you to scan the code below, and then you’ll be able to donate straight to UNICEF from our club.

If you have any questions, please contact Paws for a Cause advisor, Ms. Stefanie Lauer, at 419-257-3464 or slauer@nbls.org.

Thank you for your support!

Village Council Meets Tuesday

This meeting is available by conference call to the public for remote listening…..

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 (please mute phones).


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

        When prompted for meeting “number”, enter 146 582 7741

              When prompted for meeting “password”, enter 54321




Tuesday, October 20, 2020

6:15 PM


NB Students Plan Fundraiser to Support Veterans

Selling t-shirts and sweatshirts honoring our local veterans

Dear Community Members: 

The NBMS Student Council and NBHS National Honor Society will be having a fundraiser selling t-shirts and sweatshirts honoring our local veterans from Friday, October 16th, through Friday, October 23rd. All proceeds will be donated to the North Baltimore Legion, Post 539, for Veterans Day! Forms will be passed out at the Powell and also available at the middle/high school. Please turn in any completed forms and payment (all checks should be made out to NBLS) to Ms. Huffman, Mrs. Reider, the Powell office or the MS/HS office! 


Thank you for your support!

Meghan Thompson

NHS President

CDC: Tips for Trick or Treating and Other Halloween Activities

Plan alternate ways to participate in Halloween…..






illustration of adults and children participating in a Halloween costume parade


Steps to Take when Trick or Treating

Traditional Halloween activities are fun, but some can increase the risk of getting or spreading COVID-19 or influenza. Plan alternate ways to participate in Halloween.

illustration of a child wearing a pumpkin costume holding a Halloween treat bag wearing face masks appropriately and

Make trick-or-treating safer

  • Avoid direct contact with trick-or-treaters.
  • Give out treats outdoors, if possible.
  • Set up a station with individually bagged treats for kids to take.
  • Wash hands before handling treats.
  • Wear a mask.
illustration of two children in costume wearing face masks appropriately

Wear a mask

  • Make your cloth mask part of your costume.
  • A costume mask is not a substitute for a cloth mask.
  • Do NOT wear a costume mask over a cloth mask. It can make breathing more difficult.
  • Masks should NOT be worn by children under the age of 2 or anyone who has trouble breathing

Stay at least 6 feet away from others who do not live with you

  • Indoors and outdoors, you are more likely to get or spread COVID-19 when you are in close contact with others for a long time.
illustration of a child wearing a wizard costume washing their hands

Wash your hands

  • Bring hand sanitizer with you and use it after touching objects or other people.
  • Use hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol.
  • Parents: supervise young children using hand sanitizer.
  • Wash hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds when you get home and before you eat any treats.

Steps to Take for Other Halloween Activities

Enjoy Halloween activities and take steps to protect yourself from getting or spreading COVID-19.

illustration of a child in a bat costume carrying hand sanitizer

Remember to always

  • Wear a cloth mask
  • Indoors and outdoors, stay at least 6 feet away from others who do not live with you
  • Wash your hands or use hand sanitizer frequently
illustration of friends decorating pumpkins for Halloween

Decorate and carve pumpkins

  • Decorate your home for Halloween.
  • Carve pumpkins with members of your household or outside with neighbors or friends.
  • Walk from house to house, admiring Halloween decorations at a distance.
illustration of two families wearing face masks while selecting pumpkins in a pumpkin patch

Visit an orchard, forest, or corn maze. Attend a scavenger hunt.

  • Go on an outdoor Halloween-themed scavenger hunt.
  • Visit a pumpkin patch or orchard. Remember to wash your hands or use hand sanitizer frequently, especially after touching frequently touched surfaces, pumpkins, or apples.
  • Go to a one-way, walk-through haunted forest or corn maze.

Other Ideas

  • Hide Halloween treats in and around your house. Hold a Halloween treat hunt with household members.
  • Hold an outdoor costume parade or contest so everyone can show off their costumes.
  • Host an outdoor Halloween movie night with friends or neighbors or an indoor movie night with your household members.
Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) in the U.S.

As of October 13, 2020

In the United States, there have been 7,787,548 confirmed cases of COVID-19 detected through U.S. public health surveillance systems in 50 states and the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Guam, the Northern Marianas Islands, and U.S. Virgin Islands. 

CDC provides updated U.S. case information online daily.

U.S. Cases
This map shows COVID-19 cases reported by U.S. states, the District of Columbia, New York City, and other U.S.-affiliated jurisdictions

NB Board of Ed: “Remain open in the 2 day Hybrid Plan”

Plan to remain “As is” for now. Will be revisited to establish a date when that might change……

by Sue Miklovic, www.theNBXpress.com

The North Baltimore Board of Education met at 7:00 p.m. last night(Monday, 10/12/2020) and made their decision within 30 minutes: Approving a resolution to remain open in the 2 day hybrid plan until further notice. (This is the way it was written on the official agenda) The members agreed after the vote, to revisit this resolution at the next regularly scheduled board meeting to set a date for this option to be revisited again.

The Board meeting began with members of the board sharing concerns and questions that they have with the different scenarios, and also sharing concerns of citizens in the NB School District who had contacted them to voice their opinions and needs. Some things discussed: Bus capacity, lunch room crowding, kids standing in lines, co-mingling of staff. 

Mrs. Tami Thomas, NBLS Board President then started the process of choosing which option, as presented on the agenda, would be selected. 

The first option was to re-open the district, K-12, five days per week, beginning 10/19/2020. Mr. Tim Archer made the motion. No one would make a second to that motion , so the motion Failed.

The second resolution was to re-open the District, K-12, for 4 days per week, with Wednesday remaining closed to students, beginning 10/19/2020. Mr. Archer again made the motion. Mrs. Marcy Byrd seconded the motion. Vote: YES-Mrs. Thomas, Mr. Archer; NO: Mrs. Jaimye Bushey, Mrs. Byrd, Mr. Jeremy Sharninghouse; Motion Failed

The third resolution was to remain open in the 2 day hybrid plan until further notice. Mr. Sharninghouse made a motion to adopt this option. It was seconded by Mrs. Bushey. VOTE: NO-Mr. Archer, Mrs. Thomas; YES-Mrs. Bushey, Mrs. Byrd, Mr. Sharninghouse; Motion carried. Meeting adjourned.

Teacher Mark Hollenbaugh, who was present at the meeting, thanked the  Board after the meeting was adjourned, for listening to the teachers.

Recap of Last Village Council Meeting

We’re a busy little burg these days…..

By Sue Miklovic

The Village Council met last Tuesday October 6th with  a bit of chaos and turmoil. 

 The Village Council has been using the Fire Department Bay or their Meeting room during Covid 19 in order to have enough room for social distancing at council meetings. Because of the large house fire that broke out and destroyed an NB home the same day, the Fire Department was partially still on the scene of the fire, and trying to return some equipment to the station.  Team that with the construction and paving going on in the 200 block of North Main Street, and several people who wanted to be part of public participation at the beginning of the gathering.

The first speaker was Kathy Nelson, a representative for the Wood County Health Department tax levy renewal campaign, reminding citizens of the many things the Health Department provides for the County’s residents.  

Next, were 3 residents inquiring about allowing 4 wheelers/ATV’s on the streets. They want permission to ride on the non-main roads with their licensed, road-worthy vehicles and are not being permitted to do so. More to come to follow up on this.

The agenda had stated the Council had an item of business, which included going into Executive Session, scheduled for the meeting. The Council members voted “NO”, expressing they had not had adequate time to study and prepare for the business at hand, as they had not seen the written documents involved in the negotiations in question prior to the meeting, They opted to request a Special meeting for October 13th to begin at 6:15pm, and to again include an Executive Session for confidential information related to the negotiations, and be immediately followed by the regular Committee of the Whole meeting.

Other items from last week’s meeting:

#Two part-time dispatchers (Brittany Beckford, Desiree Kimball) were hired for the village.
#Derrick Wears was promoted to Lead Medic/Captain for the EMS. (Troy Bateson recently resigned this position)
# A $1000.00 donation was made to the Police Department from the recent  sale of “We support our Police” signs
#First layer of asphalt has been applied to the 200 block of Main Street. Underground drainage is done.
# The village will have the areas surrounding the Municipal building repaved while the crews are here. Motion made, and passed by council and funds available to do this.
# Rehabilitation of Village parking lot beside railroad tracks has begun. (Neighborhood Revitalization grant money-NRG)
#NRG materials ordered for work to be done in park
#preparations have begun for repaving East Walnut Street (NRG grant money)
# A final report has still NOT been received for the Village Smoke tests that were done this summer
#Bids will go out for the UV Disinfection system at the water treatment plant this month.
#A new software system package has arrived that will make our system compatible with what the State uses. When it is fully installed and operational, you will be able to pay your water bill on-line without a fee.
# Details of the plans for “Family Day in the Park” held last Saturday, October 10th, were shared. 

Tuesday: Village Council “Committee of the Whole” Meeting

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:  146 293 6227

          When prompted, enter password:  54321 

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:  146 293 6227

          When prompted, enter password:  54321 




Tuesday October 13, 2020

(Meeting start time is immediately following the 6:15 PM Special Council meeting)



Call to order Economic and Community Development.      Leisa Zeigler – Chair

                                         Item A –   Economic development continuing services

                                         proposal from Todd Dickerson for Calendar Year 2021


  1. Call to order Public Utilities Committee.      Aaron Patterson – Chair


  • Call to order Public Works Committee.       Bill Cook – Chair


  1. Call to order Finance and Technology Committee.     Tim Engard – Chair


  1. Call to order Personnel, Policy and Ordinance Review.   Mike Julien – Chair


  1. Call to order Public Safety Committee.       Mike Soltis – Chair


  • Tree Commission







Village Council to Hold Special Meeting Tuesday

10/13/2020 beginning at 6:15pm.

The North Baltimore Village Council will hold a special meeting on Tuesday, October 13,at 6:15 pm. Following the Special meeting the regularly scheduled Committee of the Whole meeting will take place.

Here is the agenda for the Special Meeting which will begin at 6:15 pm.



 Tuesday October 13, 2020

6:15 PM, Village Fire Training Room


 1. Pledge of Allegiance

 2. Roll Call

3.  Request motion to move into executive session – in accordance with ORC 121.22  (G)(8) to consider confidential information related to negotiation with other political subdivisions responding to requests for economic development assistance

4. Motion to adjourn from executive session. Open the Committee of the Whole meeting