Custom Cuts is Open for Curb-Side Pick-Up

Special Announcement:

 

We want to thank all of you for your continued support and patience as we try to provide you with the best and safest service possible.

As of April 1, 2020 we will be taking CALL IN meat orders only – for curbside pickup.

Our hours will remain the same:
Monday through Friday 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
And Saturday 8:00 AM to 1:00 PM

We apologize for any inconvenience!

North Baltimore Custom Cuts

This week’s SPECIALS:

Specials for the week of March 31 – April 4th

Senior Citizens’ Tuesday 
10% OFF on purchases!

From the farms to your freezers we will cut whatever you want!

Daisyfield semi-boneless fully cooked Easter hams
$2.59

Extra meaty smoked ham hocks $1.99
Our  Hickory smoked bacon $5.99  
Bacon ends and pieces $2.99
Center cut pork chops $2.89
Boneless pork chops $3.99
Pork spare ribs $2.99

1# packs of whole hog sausage $3.29.

Boneless chicken breast $2.89

Steaks

Porterhouse $11.99
Rib-eyes $12.99
T-bones $10.99
Cube steak $4.99
Skirt steak $5.99
Chuck Eye steak $5.59

New York strip steak special
8 ounce
only $6 each
cut fresh to your order

Beef brisket $4.09 

OUR chicken salad $5.99 — Sandwich spread $5.49

Deli cheeses

Swiss – Colby – pepper Jack – Co-Jack

$5.49

Keystone canned beef and pork $7.99 .
Chicken $2.89 28 oh zy Cam

Rudy’s famous chili dog sauce $4.50

Tasty Tater Potato Chips
Regular And Dippers
$4

We accept Debit – Credit and EBT

Recycle Plastic Caps for Pack #372 Community Project

Cub Scout Pack #372, boys and girls, have put it to a vote and they want to start collecting caps to keep them out of the landfill.

from Eric Trout, Cut Scout Leader Pack #372

What to Recycle or not to Recycle?

As of March, 2020 the NB Recycling Center is CLOSED due to COVID-19

A lot of community members of North Baltimore pull up to the recycling center south of the Village Park on Saturday mornings. Some get out of their cars while others wait for someone to help them get their recyclings out of their car. There are a half dozen dedicated men that run the recycling center every week. They take almost everything for recycling, almost everything.

Cub Scout Pack #372 has helped them out numerous times throughout the year and the boys and girls of our pack always enjoy helping sort the cans, bottles and magazines into the different bins.

This last time that a few of us were up there we learned something new. There is one item that many recycling centers will not accept, PLASTIC CAPS. Many of you probably didn’t know that. The helpers at the recycling center normally take any of the caps off of the bottles and containers before they sort them. The plastic cap is something that gets tossed in a separate bag to go to the landfill or if someone else needs them they are set aside.

Well it has been brought to my attention through one of the village’s recyclers that there is an organization that will take plastic caps and turn them into benches, trash receptacles, planters, picnic tables, etc. This organization is Green Tree Plastics located in Evansville, Indiana. Cub Scout Pack #372, boys and girls, have put it to a vote and they want to start collecting caps to keep them out of the landfill and make something useful.

Currently, I think the pack is leaning towards a bench or a trash receptacle that could be given back to the community. Below is the amount of caps that we need to collect to transport to Evansville:

6 feet long bench with back – 200 lbs caps

Trash Receptacle – 250 lbs caps

There is a fee associated with the manufacturing of each bench, but our concern right now is collecting the significant amount of caps needed. We will be setting up locations around town for you to drop off the caps, but for now continue to take them to the recycling center on Saturday mornings and the pack will get them from them. We will keep you updated on our collection and future drop points set up.

If you are interested in seeing what Green Tree Plastics can do, check out their website: https://www.greentreeplastics.com/

No Metal TRASH……………ANY
drink bottles
prescription bottles
ALL food containers
Cardboard Liners
plastic Ziplock typebags soap pumps
trigger sprayers lotion pumps
ALL fast food drinklids grocerybags
Plastic thatis not a capor
lid, plastic pieces and
parts
Caps or lids with (1) (3)
(6) or(7) recycle
number
Human or Animal Medical
Supplies
K-Cups and Straws
METAL…………….ANY PAPER……………ANY

Places to Eat In and Around North Baltimore, Ohio

Here are the “current” options for grabbing a bite to eat in and around our little village. As a public service we list local eateries…

Here are the “current” options for grabbing a bite to eat in and around our little village. As a public service we list local eateries…

We do not guarantee and have not verified anything concerning the operations of these facilities during the COVID-19 Pandemic. We get most of our info off of Facebook and word of mouth… (I know, right?)

Please contact these businesses for more information – they have Facebook pages and in come cases a website (Google search is a wonderful thing). 

Downtown North Baltimore (coming from South Main going North):

OPEN – Crossroads Cafe – South Main Street

CLOSED – Daily Queen (seasonal) – South Main Street

CLOSED – COVID 19 – Ten Pin Lanes & Lounge (seasonal) – South Main Street

OPEN – NB Marathon – at the 4 – way

CLOSED – Subway – North Main Street

CLOSED COVID-19 – China City – North Main Street

CLOSED COVID-19 –  NB Eagles – North Main Street

OPEN – Mak & Ali’s Pizza – North Main Street

Heading towards the hi-way (I – 75):

CLOSED – Legion Bar & Grill – American Legion Drive –

Great Scot Deli & Kitchen – SR 18 East

Out at the hi-way on SR 18 Exit:

OPEN – NB McDonald’s

OPEN – Arby’s – In the Love’s Plaza

OPEN – The Iron Skillet at Petro Plaza

OPEN – Taco Bell Express/Pizza Hut Express at Petro Plaza

Out-of-town Deliveries:

There are several options for having food delivered to your home, both in town and out-of-town!

If any eateries or delivery services would like to enhance their presence (advertise) on TheNBXpress.com (AND on our Facebook pages: north baltimore news and more and NBXpress) – contact JP or Sue about advertising. We regularly reach more than 5,000 families within 15 miles of NB!

Call 419-581-9629 (please leave a message).

You can also drop an email to: [email protected]

 

 

Help Wanted: Wood County Soil & Water Conservation Openings

DEADLINE Tuesday, March 31!!!

Wood Soil & Water Conservation District, located in Bowling Green, Ohio seeks qualified individuals for:

District Technician
Wood Soil & Water Conservation District, located in Bowling Green, Ohio seeks qualified individual for District Technician. The District Technician will provide technical assistance on conservation and natural resource planning and development. The job responsibilities include administrative duties and other day to day activities of the Wood Soil & Water Conservation District. This is an unclassified position.

Required qualifications are a two- or four-year degree or any equivalent combination of education, and experience that provides the requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities for this job. ​Salary range: $18 – $22/per hour with benefits.

Interested candidates shall submit a cover letter, resume, completed Wood County Application for Employment and three references by Tuesday, March 31, 2020 to [email protected] or by mail to Wood Soil & Water Conservation District, 1616 East Wooster Street, Suite 32, Bowling Green, Ohio 43402.
H2Ohio Technician
Wood Soil & Water Conservation District, located in Bowling Green, Ohio seeks qualified individual for the H2Ohio Technician. The H2Ohio Technician is responsible for promoting and implementing conservation programs, accurate recordkeeping and working with the general public and co-workers. The employee must possess technical knowledge and/or work experience in agriculture/natural resource management. This is an unclassified position.This is a five year grant funded, full-time position.

​High School diploma required. Associate Degree or higher preferred in business or agribusiness. ​Salary range: $15 – $18/per hour with benefits.

Interested candidates shall submit a cover letter, resume, completed Wood County Application for Employment and three references by Tuesday, March 31, 2020 to [email protected] or by mail to Wood Soil & Water Conservation District, 1616 East Wooster Street, Suite 32, Bowling Green, Ohio 43402.

NB Schools Update – March 30

Dear Families, and Community Leaders:

Dear Families, and Community Leaders:

It is my hope that you and your families are all doing well. In the last week, Ohio residents have begun to comply with Governor DeWine’s “Stay-at-Home” Order. Also, late Wednesday, the Ohio General Assembly passed House Bill (HB) 197 that provides relief and changes necessary for the state to better respond to COVID-19 pandemic.

We are grateful to the Governor and the Ohio Senate and House for working together to respond to this crisis. In the bill there were many K-12 education-related provisions that provide school districts with more flexibility.

What does this mean to the North Baltimore Local Schools? There is a great deal of uncertainty in our own lives as well as in the schools. I wish there were much more we could plan for and share with our families. Like you, we are moving from day to day, adapting to each new change. As much as we have taken steps to cover as much as we can for students, families and employees, we are learning of those things that we can do better to help during this time.

At this time, we are continuing with online and home “packet” learning through May 1, 2020. After May 1st the Governor will reevaluate the potential opening of Ohio schools. Schooling after spring break will look the same as it has been over the last 3 weeks.

For our faculty and staff members, we have adapted to this Stay-at-Home Order. – Head custodians at each building will only perform building checks – Tech department as needed to support network and to troubleshoot – Central Office staff as needed Faculty and staff members have been working hard to strike the right balance between what is needed to maintain for further learning while respecting the challenges this creates for families.

Graduation – Class of 2020 & Next School Year There is no doubt that the hardest hit class is the senior class. The excitement, traditions and rite of passage events have all been put on hold. Mr. Kiser ( New MS/HS Principal) and the NBHS counseling staff will begin to review each senior’s status and communicate to families about meeting the requirements for graduation.

HB 197 gives principals and staff members a great deal of latitude on working with students to help with graduation. Mr. Kiser has been in talks with me in regards to possible dates for the NBHS Class of 2020 Commencement Ceremony. We appreciate your flexibility on moving the date of the ceremony. Mr. Kiser and myself hope to share with families a specific date and time in the near future.

Plans for next school year are under way. Yes, there will be a next school year, and nearly every family and student would readily admit that this is something we all can look forward to. Student schedules, class assignments, creating bus routes and securing classroom supplies are all important steps that faculty and staff members are working on today.

Stay safe and healthy! If you need anything please give me a call 419-257-3531.

Ryan Delaney

Are animals vulnerable to Covid19?

“Any time you’re around an animal, you should use good hygiene”

COLUMBUS, Ohio—While there’s no evidence so far that pets, livestock, or their owners can infect each other with COVID-19, there’s also very little research about a potential crossover.

The novel coronavirus started with an animal, then mutated to transfer to people, but research hasn’t yet shown if the virus has jumped back to animals, said Scott Kenney, a researcher at The Ohio State University College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences (CFAES).

“Viruses are constantly sampling and evolving, trying to find other hosts,” said Kenney, who studies coronaviruses, including those that cross over from one species to another.

Quickly spreading among people across the world, COVID-19 is believed to have originated in bats, but the bat virus changed, altering surface proteins to be able to efficiently transfer from person to person. These surface proteins are different in the mutated bat virus, so COVID-19 is now less likely to affect the original bats. Whether other animals are susceptible to COVID-19 has yet to be tested, Kenney said.

When viruses infect an animal, they produce billions of copies of themselves. Some of the copies tend to be slightly changed from the original virus. While most of these irregular copies die, occasionally one has a change that is beneficial for the virus, such as altering its ability to infect a different species, Kenney said.

“If the new species is exposed to this altered virus, it can now make many more copies of itself and potentially infect a whole new species,” he said.

So far, the only research on COVID-19 and animals involves studies in China that showed two dogs tested positive for COVID-19. But neither of the infected dogs had symptoms of the virus, and researchers in those studies do not believe they transmitted the disease to any other animals or people, Kenney said.

Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses, with COVID-19 being the newest addition. Some coronaviruses cause illness in people, some cause illness in certain animals, and others sicken both people and animals. Severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) and Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS) were both coronaviruses that started in animals and shifted to people, leading to outbreaks. Neither was as adept at transmitting to people as COVID-19, Kenney said.

“COVID-19 has managed to hit a virus evolution sweet spot,” Kenney said. “Infected people can be either very sick or show few signs, leading to very rapid spread of the infection.”

Coronaviruses are common among farm animals.

If COVID-19 were to jump species again and be receptive to animals, a likely animal on the farm to catch it would be pigs, Kenney said. That’s because pigs have a similar protein to humans that the SARS virus, a coronavirus cousin to COVID-19, uses to infect humans. Studies show that it may work in pigs, too.  

Among farm animals, pigs seem to be the most susceptible to coronaviruses, able to contract up to six different pig-specific coronaviruses, Kenney said.

“I’m not sure anyone really knows why,” he said. “Outside of bats, pigs and humans seem to be infected by the largest numbers of different coronaviruses.”

More studies are needed to understand whether this is because of something in pigs’ physiology or genetic makeup, or just that humans and pigs encounter coronaviruses more frequently than other animals. And that results in more virus spillovers, Kenney said.

One of the more devastating coronaviruses among livestock in recent years affected only pigs: the porcine epidemic diarrhea virus. During a 2013 outbreak, the virus killed significant numbers of pigs in the United States and China, all of them young pigs. 

“The virus continues to pop up and cause problems in many countries around the world,” Kenney said.

Even if farmers have spent a lot of time around pigs or other livestock, including animals with coronaviruses, they do not have immunity to COVID-19, Kenney said. That’s why it is still important to be cautious.

“Any time you’re around an animal, you should use good hygiene,” he said. “There are many illnesses besides coronaviruses in animals that can be passed to humans, and vice versa.”

NB Emergency Services Need Our Help…..

During this current medical crisis the North Baltimore EMS, Police and Fire members are…

Need for help….. from North Baltimore EMS Chief Phil Walter

During this current medical crisis the North Baltimore EMS, Police and Fire members are utilizing N95 masks, latex gloves and gowns on a regular basis.

In an effort to keep our citizens/patients, as well as our first responders safe from this virus, the issue has become that we are beginning to run low on items.

Not knowing how long this crisis will continue, we are unable to order more supplies at this time due to vendor stocks being depleted.

I had a local business drop off some latex gloves yesterday out of the blue and unsolicited so it got me thinking, maybe other people have or could possibly ask their employer if they would have any extra items that they could spare.

Any help would be appreciated at this time!

Please feel free to share this on your Facebook page in an effort to reach as many people as possible.

We thank you in advance for any help in this serious matter!

If you might have any items to donate, or have questions please message me on North Baltimore EMS page or call 419 257-2181

Sincerely,

Chief Walter

WOOD COUNTY GOVERNMENT UPDATE

Please Call Before You Come – The Courthouse Complex remains open.  However, access to many County offices and departments is restricted.

WOOD COUNTY GOVERNMENT UPDATE

BOWLING GREEN, OH – March 23, 2020 – The Wood County Commissioners, Doris Herringshaw, Craig LaHote, and Ted Bowlus, in cooperation with the County Elected Officials, offer the following updates regarding County Government offices and departments (In compliance with the Shelter in Place order issued by Governor DeWine on Sunday, March 22, 2020):

Please Call Before You Come – The Courthouse Complex remains open.  However, access to many County offices and departments is restricted.

To obtain phone numbers to County offices and departments, please access the County website: www.co.wood.oh.us   To obtain information by phone, please call (419)354-9000 or 1-866-860-4140 (toll free)

All visitors entering the Courthouse Complex will have their temperature taken before being permitted to proceed.  If they have a fever greater than 100 degrees, they must wait while a representative of the office they wish to visit is contacted.

Wood County Landfill – The Landfill is operating and accepting traffic from commercial haulers and municipalities, however the individual public drop-off is closed at least until April 6, 2020.

County Commissioners’ Session – Public session of the Board will occur on Tuesdays at 9:15 a.m.  Thursday session meetings are cancelled at this time.  Meetings are open to the public.  Social Distancing will be strictly enforced.  Minimal business will be handled in session during the public emergency.

For additional information, please contact Andrew S. Kalmar, Wood County Administrator.

The Northwestern Water and Sewer District Board Meeting Update

In response to guidance issued by the State of Ohio’s “Stay at Home Order,” The Northwestern Water and Sewer District’s Board of Trustees meeting, scheduled for Thursday, March 26…

The Northwestern Water and Sewer District
Board Meeting Update

BOWLING GREEN, Ohio, – In response to guidance issued by the State of Ohio’s “Stay at Home Order,” The Northwestern Water and Sewer District’s Board of Trustees meeting, scheduled for Thursday, March 26 at 7:30 a.m., will take place via phone conference call. 

While our offices are closed to the public during regular business hours, The District’s Board room will be open at 7:25 a.m., Thursday, March 26, for those who wish to listen to the scheduled meeting.  The attending members of the public will be advised on proper safety and social distancing protocol while in our facility.   Follow this AGENDA LINK for consideration.  

Future emergency meeting formats are being considered if guidance regarding public meetings is changed.

Follow @NWWSD on Twitter and Facebook for the latest information on how The District is working to provide safe, clean water during this crisis. More information can be found at: http://www.nwwsd.org/coronavirus/

Specials This Week at Custom Cuts

Locally Raised – Grain Fed…

Senior Citizen Tuesdays
10% OFF ANY Purchase

Now is the PERFECT time to fill your FREEZER with One of our Freezer BUNDLES!

Choose from ALL Beef – ALL Pork – COMBO Beef & Pork – $199.00 Call for Details!

Grill Bundle #1 – Baker’s Dozen (13) 8 oz. Flat Iron Steaks – $49.00

Grill Bundle #2 – Baker’s Dozen (13) 8 oz. N. Y. Strip – $79.00

Grill Bundle #3 – 6 each
> 8 oz. N. Y. Strips – Pork Chops – Brats – Ground Beef Patties – Leg 1/4’s – $69.00

Beef Brisket – $4.09#
Beef Skirt Steak – $.5.99#
Ribeye – $12.99#
T-Bone – $10.99#
Porterhouse – $$11.99#
Chuck Eye Steak – $5.59#
Cube Steaks – $4.99#

Center Cut Pork Chops…………………$2.89#
Boneless Pork Chops…………………….$3.99#
Pork Spare Ribs……………………………$2.99#

Western Style Ribs………………………..$3.39#

1# Whole Hog Sausage
plain – salt + pepper – mild – southern
$3.29

Boneless Chicken Breasts – $2.89#
Chicken Leg Quarters – $99¢
Jumbo Chicken Wings – $2.49#

Hickory Smoked Bacon
– $5.99#

Smoked Ham Hocks – $1.99#
Fresh Side Pork – $4.99#

We Accept
Credit-Debit-EBT

National Beef (“Equity”) Statement Re: COVID-19

McDonald’s burger supplier is essential to American food supply chain…

Dear Editor and North Baltimore Community:

Our country is facing an unprecedented challenge.  As a member of the North Baltimore community for several years, we want to thank our employees and the people of North Baltimore for their continued support.

As a leading food supplier in the United States, National Beef is part of the nation’s critical infrastructure (along with healthcare and pharmaceuticals) and will continue our normal production schedule during this COVID 19 pandemic. 

National Beef continues to take every precaution and remain vigilant in following the guidelines of the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and state and local health authorities to keep our employees safe and healthy at our facilities.

We have been and will be in constant contact with our employees, but we also wanted to share our commitment with the people of North Baltimore.

Below is a letter from our Tim Klein, CEO:

From: Tim Klein, CEO

For nearly 30 years, National Beef has provided grocery retailers and foodservice operators in the United
States and around the world with quality beef products and outstanding customer service. Our operations are
included in the list of Tier One, “Critical Infrastructure Industry” who maintain services and functions
Americans depend on and that are needed to operate throughout the COVID-19 pandemic response.

We take this special responsibility incredibly seriously. With humility and sober recognition of the
challenge at hand, we are committed to providing an uninterrupted supply of beef products to our customers
and American consumers.

There’s no blueprint for navigating such an uncertain situation. However, we are taking every precaution and
being extremely vigilant in our plants, offices and our entire operations to follow the guidance of the Center
for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), state and local health authorities and the World Health
Organization (WHO) to keep our employees and your families safe and healthy.

The health and safety of our entire National Beef family is our first and most important priority. We know it
is challenging for them as they adjust to new and changing realities. With their continued support, we can
fulfill our imperative role to help feed our nation during this uncertain time.

Our plant operations at National Beef are running at maximum capacity, and we are doing everything in our
power to keep our critical part of America’s food supply moving in a safe, efficient manner.

We are choosing to provide hope, step into the weight of responsibility and ask for your continued support to
carry on our mission during this unprecedented time in our country’s history.

To our suppliers and American cattle ranchers: thank YOU for enabling us to continue operations during
this challenging time.

To our customers: thank YOU for the efforts you are making to enable consumers to purchase and enjoy
safe, quality beef products.

To our employees: thank YOU for your commitment to our piece of being connected: feeding families and
providing hope.

On behalf of the National Beef family, we lock arms with you and every family across this great nation.

Let your strength rise.