SouthWood Traffic Update – Rudolph & Oil Center Project

The Shelly Company began work in Henry Township at the corner of Rudoph Rd and Oil Center Rd.

The Shelly Company began work in Henry Township at the corner of Rudolph Rd and Oil Center Rd.

The intersection is “closed”. However, according to Henry Twp. Chairman John Stewart, “due to this being the middle of the fall harvest, traffic will be maintained for farmers, buses and emergency vehicles.”

For the time being, other vehicles and personal vehicles WILL BE allowed to pass through the intersection, SLOWLY, proceeding with CAUTION, as the work of widening will continue, with intermittent closures.

The project is adding to the roadway 200 feet to the south and 240 feet to the north. The project has been delayed for about 6 weeks, according to Stewart.

Whistle Stop Inn Building Changes Hands

The former Whistle Stop Inn restaurant in Downtown North Baltimore Ohio has finally changed hands, having been on the market nearly 5 years.

The former Whistle Stop Inn restaurant in Downtown North Baltimore Ohio has finally changed hands, having been on the market for nearly 5 years.

CGBARR LLC . (address returns to Jac & Dos, Arlington Ohio) is the new owner of the property. According to Village Historian, Bonnie Knaggs, the folks that purchased the building are not sure of their plans for the name eatery or the menu/theme. They hope to open by the late spring of 2019.

A “pod” and dumpster have been placed at the rear of the building, in preparation for beginning the renovations.

This is yet another positive for North Baltimore, of late, with expansions at most of NB’s manufacturing plants, along with plans and money to improve the NB Downtown Business District and the plans developing for the Northpointe logistics park west of town adjacent to the CSX yard.

Much more to come on all of this…

Hydrant Flushing TODAY!

The North Baltimore Water Department will begin flushing fire hydrants TODAY and continuing during the month of October. 

NOTICE TO NORTH BALTIMORE RESIDENTS

The North Baltimore Water Department will be flushing fire hydrants during the month of October.  The flushing will be divided into four sections of the Village with the railroad and Main St. as the dividing mark.

October 15-16 ……………… Southwest

October 17-18 ………………. Northwest

October 19 ………………… Make-Up West Side

Residents may experience rusty water during this period.

Please use caution when using water for laundry purposes.  Should you do laundry during this testing period and rust appears on clothing, rust removing chemicals may be obtained through the Village office.

The water will be safe to drink.

If you should have any questions, please call the Water Department at (419) 257-2141 or the Village office at (419) 257-2394

Village of North Baltimore

Water and Wastewater Dept.

NB Halloween Events & Registration 2018

North Baltimore will be holding the traditional Halloween events, including the Community Trick or Treat and Annual NBACC Halloween Parade.

North Baltimore will be holding the traditional Halloween events, including the Community Trick or Treat and Annual NBACC Halloween Parade.

Trick or Treat will be on the traditional Halloween, Wednesday, Oct. 31. Kids will be going door to door from 6:00 – 7:30 pm.

The Annual Halloween 2018 Parade is Saturday, Oct. 27, stepping off at 7:00 pm, from… The Village Park/Memorial Field area.

Marshaling (lining-up) for the parade begins at 6:00 on High Street, south of the football field, near the park entrance.

REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED

The parade theme is “Story Book Favorites” (as selected by NBACC).

There is a FLOAT CONTEST – where there are cash prizes for 1st and 2nd Place for those reflecting the theme, in three size categories.

The COSTUME CONTEST (Shelter House #1), registration 5:45 – 6:00 pm, cash prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd Places in four categories.

“Watch out for Deer!”

Defensive driving tips to avoid hitting a deer…..

Mark Wasylyshyn , Wood County Sheriff, is reminding all drivers that November is the month with the highest number of vehicle /deer crashes . October and December are second and third highest.

  • 2017 we handled a total of 239 vehicle/deer crashes . In November of 2017 alone we handled 53 vehicle/deer crashes.
  • To date 2018 we have handled 132 vehicle /deer

The numbers above are ONLY the crashes handled by the Sheriffs Office and do not include crashes handled  by other law enforcement agencies in the county.

According to the Insurance Forum Institute the average cost per insurance claim for collision damage is $2,800,  with costs varying depending on the type of vehicle and severity of damage. When you factor in auto claims involving bodily injury , the average rises to $10,000.

 Be especially attentive from sunset to midnight and during the hours shortly before and after These are the highest risk times for vehicle /deer co llisi ons.

  • Drive with caution when moving through deer-crossing zones, in areas known to have a large deer population and in areas where roads divide agricu ltural fields from forestland. Deer seldom run alone . When you see one deer, others are very likely to be n
  • When driving at night, use high beam headlights when there is no oncoming traffic . The high beams will better illuminate the eyes of deer on or near the roadway .
  • Brake firmly when you notice a deer in or near your path, stay in your lane. Many serious crashes occur when drivers swerve to avoid a deer and hit another vehicle or lose control of their vehicles and go into a ditch or hit poles or trees .
  • Always wear your safety belt. Many people injured in car /deer crashes were not wearing their seat
  • Do not rely on devices such as deer whistles, deer fences and reflectors to deter deer. These devices have  not been proven to reduce vehicle/deer co llisions .

If your vehicle strikes a deer, do not touch the animal. A frightened and wounded deer can hurt you. The best procedure , if possible , is to get your vehicle off the road and call 9-1-1.

Contact your insurance agent or company representative to report any damage to your vehicle. Collision with an animal is covered under the comprehensive portion of your auto insurance policy and does not go against your driving record.

 

Archery Park Opens

The Wood County Park District introduces its newest park property. Free Archery Range Available to Public

Free Archery Range Available to Public

The Wood County Park District introduces its newest park property. The Arrowwood Archery Park grand opening will be Sunday, October 14, 2018 from 1:00 – 3:00 pm. Try your hand at archery and receive a short safety and skills lesson available first-come, first-served. Guests are welcome to bring their own equipment.

The new archery range, located at 11126 Linwood Road in Bowling Green, will be open every day of the year from 8:00 am until 30 minutes past sunset. It is a covered, open-air shelter that is free to use. Park visitors bring their own equipment for personal range use. Park programs will provide equipment and instruction.

The first public program offered at the Arrowwood Archery Park will be the free Jack-O’-Lantern Open Archery on Saturday, October 27th from 10 am until 12:30 pm. Pumpkins and carving tools are provided to create your jack-o-lantern target. Expert instruction and archery equipment are also provided at this Halloween-themed outdoor recreation program.

For more information about the 20 parks and nature preserves in the Wood County Park District system and about the public programs offered, please visit www.wcparks.org , or call 419-353-1897.

Briar Hill 2nd Annual Trunk or Treat

The Briar Hill Health Campus would like to invite the North Baltimore community to bring your children and grandchildren to come enjoy a fun and unique trick or treating experience!

IT’S BACK! COME BE A PART OF OUR TRUNK OR TREAT EVENT!
We would like to invite the North Baltimore community to bring your children and grandchildren to come enjoy a fun and unique trick or treating experience!
2nd Annual
Trunk or Treat
FREE COMMUNITY EVENT

Costumes Encouraged • Candy • Hot Dog, Chips and Drink Meals for $2.50
Trick or Treating • Trunk Decorating Contest for a Cash Prize

All proceeds from food purchases will benefit the North Baltimore Fire Department as part of the Briar Hill Hope for the Holidays fundraising efforts.

For questions about the Trunk Decorating Contest, please contact Alicia at alicia.wolf@briarhillhc.com or 419-257-2421.

MONDAY, OCTOBER 29TH • 5:30 – 6:30 p.m.
Briar Hill Health Campus Parking Lot

600 Sterling Drive • North Baltimore, OH 45872
419-257-2421 • briarhillhc.com •
A Trilogy Health Services Community

CSX NB Intermodal Rail & Truck Traffic to Grow

CSX has also doubled down on efforts to establish North Baltimore, Ohio, as a key intermodal hub and concentrate its energy on high-volume lanes.

According to industry articles and blogs it appears that the North Baltimore CSX Northwest Ohio Intermodal will be doing big business in the near future!

On the heels of the announced trans-ship agreement with BNSF for service to the west coast through NWO Intermodal, the news of changes in shipping lanes should bode well for volume in and out of the huge terminal in North Baltimore, Ohio

According to an article from the Journal of Commerce:

CSX has also doubled down on efforts to establish North Baltimore, Ohio, as a key intermodal hub and concentrate its energy on high-volume lanes

PLEASE read the complete article here:

CSX to eliminate about 300 more intermodal lanes in 2019 Ari Ashe, Associate Editor | Oct 05, 2018 1:44PM EDT

Also, a post on the Akron Railroad Club by blog by csander said:

CSX plans to eliminate in January intermodal drop service between 300 intermodal origin-destination pairs, including some in Cleveland, Columbus and Cincinnati.

Intermodal traffic originating or terminating in those cities will instead arrive and depart by highway and be placed on trains at the Northwest Ohio Intermodal Terminal in North Baltimore, Ohio.

PLEASE read the complete article here:

CSX to End Intermodal Drop Service in 300 Marketsby csanders429

NB Butcher Shop Specials at Custom Cuts 10/9

Senior Citizens Tuesdays 10% OFF Any Purchase – From the Farm to the Freezer – Custom Cuts will cut whatever you want!

Come on out!!!

Senior Citizens Tuesdays
10% OFF Any Purchase


From the Farm to the Freezer –
Custom Cuts wi
ll
cut whatever you want!

Get 2 FREE Chicken Leg Quarters with any $25 purchase!

It’s time to FILL YOUR FREEZER
LOCALLY 
Raised & Grain Fed
BEEF and PORK

Beef sides or Quarters
$2.75 lb
(processing included)

Hogs – Whole or Half
$1.50 lb
(processing included)
((smoking is extra))

– CALL FOR DETAILS –
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Ground FRESH Daily!
85% Lean Ground Beef
$4.79#
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USDA Choice Boneless
English Chuck Roast – $5.49

USDA Choice Beef Cube Steaks – $4.99#
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Assorted Bone-In Chops – $2.29#

Pork Steak – $2.79#

Pork Cutlets – $3.99

All Natural
Boneless Chicken Breasts
$2.89#

All Natural Keystone Canned
Beef & Pork
$7.99 28 oz. can

All Natural Keystone Canned
Chicken
$6.89 28 oz. can

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NEW Breakfast Bundle
5# Hickory Smoked Bacon – sliced & wrapped to your order
5# Whole Hog Bulk Sausage – Mild – Salt & Pepper – Plain
5# Breakfast Ham Steaks – sliced & wrapped to your order
1 – dozen FRESH BROWN EGGS
All for ONLY – $59!!!
(Bundles MADE FRESH when ordered – call today to have yours ready when you get there…)

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AEP Agrees to Reduce Rates Due to Tax Cuts

PUCO adopts an agreement to implement reduced AEP Ohio rates as result of TCJA – AEP Ohio reduces rates by $607 million

PUCO adopts agreement to implement reduced AEP Ohio rates as result of TCJA

AEP Ohio reduces rates by $607 million

COLUMBUS, OHIO (Oct. 3, 2018) – The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO) today adopted a settlement agreement to reflect the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) of 2017 into AEP Ohio’s rates. With today’s approval, AEP Ohio’s rates will reflect approximately $607 million in rate reductions.

“The Commission is pleased to approve an agreement that credits AEP Ohio’s customers with the utility’s reduced tax obligation,” stated PUCO Asim Z. Haque. “AEP Ohio’s rates now credit customers with hundreds of millions of dollars to accurately reflect the utility’s reduced tax obligation to the federal government.”

Specifically, AEP Ohio will return to customers normalized accumulated deferred income tax (ADIT) balance of approximately $278 million over a federally prescribed time period of approximately 25 years.

AEP Ohio will credit customers non-normalized excess deferred income tax (EDIT), estimated by the utility to be approximately $177.6 million, over approximately a six year period.

Additionally, AEP Ohio will also make annualized credits of $20.4 million until new base distribution rates become effective as a result of the rate case expected to be filed in June 2020.

The Commission has previously approved $66 million in rate reductions of various AEP Ohio riders.

AEP Ohio estimates the average residential customer using 1,000 kWh a month will see a $3.65 reduction in their monthly bill.

Background

On Sept. 26, 2018, AEP Ohio, PUCO staff, and seven other parties filed a settlement agreement outlining how AEP Ohio will reconcile its rates to reflect changes in the federal tax code.

On April 25, 2018, the Commission denied legal arguments jointly filed by Ohio’s electric distribution utilities challenging the PUCO’s January order directing utilities to set aside money in excess of the reduced corporate tax rate during the pendency of the Commission’s investigation.

On Jan. 10, 2018, the Commission ordered an investigation to study the impacts of the TCJA on PUCO-regulated utilities and how best to pass on the benefits to customers, and directed utilities to set aside money in excess of the reduced tax rate to later be returned to customers.

The TCJA was signed into law on Dec. 22, 2017, which among other things, reduced the federal corporate income tax rate from 35 to 21 percent, effective Jan. 1, 2018.

A copies of today’s decision is available on the PUCO website www.PUCO.ohio.gov. Click on the link to Docketing Information System and enter the case number in the search box.