NB  Local Schools Evacuate in under 30 Seconds Using Alertus

Enhanced Notification System Gives Officials Instant Access to Emergency Alerts

North Baltimore, OH, February 11 – North Baltimore Local Schools ran an emergency evacuation drill, clearing the entire school of nearly 300 students in a matter of just 30 seconds using the Alertus Enhanced Notification System. Superintendent Ryan Delaney ran this drill with the Regional Director of Homeland Security, along with other top safety officials from Wood County. From the parking lot, Delaney opened the Alertus app on his phone, selected the emergency message, tapped the button, and in under 30 seconds, the entire building was evacuated.

Alertus Enhanced Notification System works seamlessly with a school’s existing infrastructure, partnering with other technologies like desktop computers, digital signage, PA systems, fire alarm panels, speakers, and VoIP phones to communicate quickly, consistently, and effectively. This means that with a simple tap of a button, school officials can reach students and staff instantly to notify them of an active shooter, severe weather issue, and can even send other more mundane announcements.

At Delaney’s schools, approximately five staff members have the ability to send out notifications via Alertus. To other superintendents, Delaney would say, “To be honest, you might not have time to get to your PA. The Alertus button alone would save numerous lives. I did this drill from my phone, and everyone has their phone on them.” He called the drill “perfect,” explaining that really nothing went wrong. “The flashing of the Alertus system itself let everyone know. There was no panic; it ran smoothly,” Delaney said. Prior to setting up Alertus, Delaney explained that the school would use a basic PA system for emergency evacuations. The lag time between realizing there is an incident, communicating it to someone, and having them get it over the PA is far longer than the swiftness of sending an alert with the tap of a button. Delaney set up Alertus at North Baltimore Local Schools through the DriveMind Group.

The DriveMind Group is a hub for educational tools and services that are designed to help schools run safely, efficiently and ensure that students and educators have what they need to truly thrive. From building safety to curriculum enhancement, the DriveMind Group recommends solutions that can empower and protect school leadership, teachers and students.

Alzheimer’s Support Group Set to Meet Monthly in NB

…at the NB Public Library every fourth Monday of the month.

The Alzheimer’s Association is holding a support group at the NB Public Library every fourth Monday of the month now. The first one will be on February 25th at 1:30 PM.


4th Monday of Each Month
North Baltimore Public Library
230 N. Main St. North Baltimore

1:30 PM

Stephanie Walters 419-957-8327

Presented by:
Alzheimer’s Association Northwest Ohio Chapter

Alzheimer’s Association caregiver support groups, conducted by trained facilitators, are a  safe place for caregivers, family and friends of persons with dementia to:

Visit www.alz.org/nwohio to learn more about caregiver programs and resources. To further extend your network of support, visit ALZConnected , our online community at alzconnected.org

Village Council Gearing Up for Busy Spring and Summer

Several grants getting ready to roll……

By Sue Miklovic

The village council met for their final meeting of February on Tuesday evening in council chambers. After the roll call, pledge of allegiance, and approval of the minutes, the meeting moved on to public participation.

The mayor introduced Seth Thompson of Panda Technologies who made a presentation to the council members about adding online bill-paying as a possibility for residents of the community for their water bill payments. Mr. Thompson explained the ins and outs on how the payment system would work and discussed issues such as Internet security and service fees charged by credit-card companies and assuring that payments are credited to the proper date of payment. He also answered questions from the council members who were extremely interested in the possibility of this option. Mayor Goldner said, “We’ve had of a lot of inquiries from residents who have asked when we were going to add this feature to their options for paying their water bill.” The Council will continue to investigate their options.  

The council moved on to administrative reports.The council approved the hiring of two new volunteer firefighters for the NBFD. They approved the hiring of Bryant Matthes and Chad Wright.

Next the Village Administrator updated the council on all that he has been busy with since the last meeting. His report was dominated by all the grant work that he has been following up on. Here are some of the highlights:

* The village expects the Park Grant that they received to be implemented during March. A $12,394 grant for basketball hoops and goal posts will be installed on the recently repaved former tennis court area. The work  will be completed as weather permits in March. There’s also the possibility that additional seating may be added in the area for spectators.

*Next Mr. Brillhart discussed  the Safe Routes to School Grant and explained  that the village hopes to be opening the bids that will begin the sidewalk construction project on March 29th. The project, which will be on Maple Street,  begins at Rhodes Avenue and continues to Rudolph Road. He expects the project will be completed within six months of the beginning date.

* Following that, he talked about the Downtown Revitalization Grant which has previously been delayed a couple of times. Current plans have been submitted to Columbus and the Village is hoping to hear within 4 to 5 weeks on the status of their plans. Hopefully at that time construction can begin and move forward. ODOT will oversee all phases of this grant. Councilman Aaron Patterson said,” I want to remind everyone we will incur cost on this grant and we need to make sure we have money set aside, isn’t that right Mr. Brillhart?” Administrator Brillhart concurred, “Yes, it’s an 80% 20% split”

*Also mentioned by Brillhart was that the Ohio Public Works grant that the village received last Summer will not have the money available until 2020 because it is currently tied up in funding issues. It has been promised to be provided to the village for the purpose of paving the 200 block of Main Street . The 100 block of Main Street will be paved this summer as part of the Neighborhood Revitalization Grant that the village received last year and will also begin in late spring or early summer of 2019.

*Other topics addressed by The village administrator included a cross- training in customer service program that will be implemented in the village offices, also beginning phases of preparation for renewal of the village Street Levy which was approved in 2014 and expires in 2020. He reminded council  the county Board of Elections needs their plan for renewal of the levy. If they expect it to be on the November 2019 ballot, they need to submit it by July 2019.

*Also discussed was a salary summary survey which compared employee salaries of villages of comparable size to North Baltimore. This has been a hot topic amongst the council members for at least the last 3 months.

* Finance Committee chair Leisa Zeigler has called a work session for next Tuesday at 5:30 at council chambers where the council members will gather to discuss and identify the needs of where they need to change the salary scale in many different job positions.

*Ty Carles introduced Todd Dickerson with Reveille Planning and Economic Development who was present and spoke and actually created some excitement with the council members. He reported he has had several meetings with the village administrator and has already had several meetings with area businesses and has had inquiries from at least a couple of trucking businesses who are looking for office space in the North Baltimore area. He continued by reporting he’s had meetings with ODOT,  BGSU, Hancock-Wood Electric, 3 developers, Jobs Ohio, and is ready to have interaction with AEP, CSX, and the local school system officials.

OOGEEP Foundation Accepting Scholarship Applications

Students attending accredited colleges, universities, and technical or trade schools are eligible

OOGEEP Foundation Now Accepting Scholarship Applications

Students attending accredited colleges, universities, and technical or trade schools are eligible

 Granville, OH- The Ohio Oil and Gas Energy Education Program (OOGEEP) and the Ohio Oil and Gas Energy Education Foundation are accepting first-time and renewal applications for their 2019 Oil and Gas Energy Education Scholarships now through March 1, 2019.

In 2018, OOGEEP awarded 21 renewal and 41 new scholarships to students attending accredited colleges, universities, and technical or trade schools of their choice. These renewable $1,000 scholarships are designated for students pursuing careers in the natural gas and crude oil industry. To be considered for a scholarship, students are required to submit an essay describing their personal and career goals in these industries along with letters of recommendation and meet other academic requirements. Detailed information about the scholarship can found on the OOGEEP website at https://www.oogeep.org/teacher-students/scholarships/.

In addition to the scholarship program, OOGEEP works with more than 90 Ohio colleges, universities, and career and technical schools that offer training for the 75 plus careers serving the natural gas and crude oil industry. Scholarship winners are engaged in a variety of studies including geology, engineering, welding, business management, chemistry, and energy resource management.

To learn more about careers in Ohio’s oil and gas industry, including the list of local colleges, universities, career tech and vocational schools offering oil and natural gas specific degrees, certificates and training, visithttp://www.oogeep.org/industry-workforce/careers/. Links to OOGEEP’s recently launched “Oil and Gas Careers in Ohio” video series can be viewed at www.youtube.com/user/OOGEEP1. This series of 28 modern career videos highlights more than 75 in-demand jobs within Ohio’s crude oil and natural gas industry.

 A list of previous winners can be found on the OOGEEP website at https://www.oogeep.org/teacher-students/scholarships/.

 The Ohio Oil and Gas Energy Education Program (OOGEEP) is a non-profit statewide education and public outreach program. Created in 1998, OOGEEP provides a variety of programs throughout the State of Ohio. These programs primarily focus on teacher workshops, scholarships, science fair, firefighter training, industry training, career and workforce development, research and guest speaker programs.

Chowline: Dietary supplements to gain scrutiny

There are now close to 80,000 dietary supplements on the market….

I’ve been thinking about adding a dietary supplement as part of my daily routine. But I’m not sure how or if dietary supplements are regulated.

Unlike over-the-counter medications, dietary supplements are regulated more like food products than like drugs. Supplements, which are regulated by the Food and Drug Administration, will now be subject to “new enforcement strategies,” including a new rapid-response tool that can alert consumers to unsafe products, the FDA said in a written statement this week.

Photo: Getty Images

The move is “one of the most significant modernizations of dietary supplement regulation and oversight in more than 25 years,” FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb said. “FDA’s priorities for dietary supplements are to ensure that they’re safe, contain the ingredients listed on the label, and are made according to quality standards.”

This is significant, considering that there are now close to 80,000 dietary supplements on the market, with three of every four American consumers now taking a dietary supplement regularly. For older Americans, the rate is four out of every five.

Dietary supplements regulated by the FDA include vitamins, minerals, and herbs. In the 25 years since Congress passed the Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act, which gave the FDA the authority to regulate dietary supplements, the dietary supplement market has grown significantly, the agency said.

“As the popularity of supplements has grown, so have the number of entities marketing potentially dangerous products, or making unproven or misleading claims about the health benefits they may deliver,” Gottlieb said.

Some of the new FDA oversight steps will include:

  • communicating to the public as soon as possible when there is a concern about a dietary supplement on the market.
  • ensuring that the FDA’s regulatory framework is flexible enough to evaluate product safety while promoting innovation.
  • developing new enforcement strategies.
  • continuing to engage in a public dialogue to get valuable feedback from dietary supplement stakeholders.

For example, the FDA recently sent 12 warning letters to certain supplement companies whose products the FDA considered as being “illegally marketed as unapproved, new drugs” because they claim to “prevent, treat, or cure Alzheimer’s disease, as well as health conditions like diabetes and cancer.”

Per Commissioner Gottlieb, “Dietary supplements can, when substantiated, claim a number of potential benefits to consumer health. They, however, cannot claim to prevent, treat, or cure diseases like Alzheimer’s.”

Chow Line is a service of the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences and its outreach and research arms, Ohio State University Extension and the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center. Send questions to Chow Line, c/o Tracy Turner, 364 W. Lane Ave., Suite B120, Columbus, OH 43201, or turner.490@osu.edu.

Village of NB Council Meets 2/19

Here is the agenda for the North Baltimore Village Council Meeting TONIGHT (Feb. 19)

February 19, 2019
5:30 PM

I. Pledge of Allegiance

II. Roll Call

III. Approval of the Agenda

IV. Approval of the Minutes

V. Public Participation (5min limit)

VI. Letters and Communications

VII. Administrative Reports
Finance Officer:
EMS Chief:
Fire Chief: No reports due
Police Chief:
Utility Director:
DPW Superintendent:
Village Administrator:

First Readings-
Second Readings- Ord. 2019-03
Third Readings- Res. 01-2019; Ord 2019-02

Appointed Legal Counsel:


VIII. Standing Committees
Economic and Community Development (Mr. Carles)
Public Safety (Mr. Art Patterson)
Personnel, Policy and Ordinance Review (Mr.Engard)
Public Works (Mr. Matt Beegle.)
Public Utilities (Mr. Aaron Patterson)
Finance and Technology (Ms. Zeigler)

IX. New Legislation, Resolutions, Motions or Business

X. Second Reading of Ordinances and Resolutions

XI. Third Reading of Ordinances and Resolutions
YEARS 2019 – 2023.

XII. Other New Business

XIII. Other Old Business

XIV. Payment of the Bills

XV. Adjournment

NB Custom Cut Specials

We have the deals for FRESH MEAT!!!


From the farms to the freezers –
We’ll cut whatever you want!

Let us cut your meat fresh!
NOT Pre-packaged!!

Beef Sides or Quarters – $2.75# –
Includes Beef – Cut – Wrap – Freeze

HOGS – Whole or Half – $1.45# –
Includes Pork – Cut – Wrap – Freeze


All beef bundles
all pork bundles
combo beef-pork bundles

call today!!!

Ground Fresh DAILY!
85% LEAN Ground Beef
– $4.79# –

1# packs
Whole Hog Sausage
Plain/Saft & Pepper/Mild/Southern

USDA Choice English Chuck Roast – $5.49#
Beef Cube Steaks – $4.99#
Boneless Pork Chops – $3.99#
Asstd. Bone-In Pork Chops – $2.89

Johnsonville Smoked Sausage – $2.99

Hickory Smoked Slab Bacon – $5.99# SLICED FREE

All Natural KEYSTONE (28 oz.)
Canned Beef & Pork – $7.99
Canned Chicken – $6.89

Walnut Creek Home Style Noodles
Thin- Medium – Wide

Old Style Bologna – $5.49# GARLIC – $5.69
Ham & Cheese Loaf – $5.89#

Amish Cheese from Walnut Creek
Swiss – Colby – CoJack – Pepper Jack

We accept:
Credit – Debit – EBT

Fotos vs. Black Knights

Here are the Fotos by Ferg of the NB vs. VB game (sorry for the delay! JP)

Here are the Fotos by Ferg of the NB vs. VB game (sorry for the delay! JP)

Below is the story posted from the results of the game.

Update! Tigers Give 100% in Hall of Fame Game

Fotos by Ferg (https://scottferguson.zenfolio.com/)


Way to go Alivia – Congratulations to all!!!


Alivia Light named 1st Team All-BVC!!!

Alivia Light lays it in

From the NBX Editor – This jumbled mass is posted for search engines:

Savanah Richards LB 12 PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Savanah Richards – LB
Makayla Elmore HL 10 COACH OF THE YEAR: Nate Irwin – LB
Kennedy Pratt ARC 12
Caitlin Elseser LB 11 ARLINGTON Sarah Solt 12
Alivia Light NB 12 Hannah Willow 12
ARCADIA Samantha Watkins 12
2ND TEAM Reagan Pratt 10
Morgan Smith ARL 12 CORY-RAWSON Mackenzie Cascaden 10
Emma Biller VAN 11 Grace Roebke 10
Alyssa Herr McC 12 HOPEWELL-LOUDON Makenzie Colemann 11
Peyton Henry LEIP 12 Hope Kreais 9
Sammy Shardo LB 12 LEIPSIC Kacey Dulle 12
Zoe Chisholm CR 10 Elizabeth Scheckelhoff 10
LIBERTY-BENTON Alissa Rhodes 11
3RD TEAM Schy Shepherd 11
Danielle Burnett ARC 12 MCCOMB Olivia Miehls 10
Malorie Schroeder McC 10 Lauren Grubb 12
Lindsay Dodds ARL 11 NORTH BALTIMORE Grace Hagemyer 9
Claire Rigel LEIP 12 Leah Lee 11
Olivia Zender HL 10 PANDORA Lacie Fenstermaker 9
Mady Parker VB 11 Regan Russell 10
RIVERDALE Brooke Kuenzli 12
Win Loss Win Loss Zoe Horne 11
Liberty-Benton 11 0 21 1 VANLUE Maliah Snook 11
Arlington 10 1 18 4 Bethany Smith 12
Leipsic 8 3 14 8
Arcadia 7 4 17 5
Hopewell-Loudon 7 4 17 5
North Baltimore 7 4 13 9
McComb 6 5 16 6
Van Buren 4 7 8 14
Vanlue 3 8 10 12
Riverdale 2 9 7 15
Cory-Rawson 1 10 5 17
Pandora-Gilboa 0 11 3 19

Tigers vs. Tigers in The Jungle

Seneca East @ North Baltimore – 2/18/19

High School Boys Basketball Results by Suzanne Bucher

Varsity Boys

Seneca East  16-15-15-27—73

North Baltimore  16-18-18-11—63

Mitch Clark – 15

Johnny Hagemyer – 14

Clayton Heineman – 9

Levi Gazarek – 8

Jaden Bucher – 8

Isaac Sexton – 5

Zach Weinandy – 2

Alex Snyder – 2

FGM-A:  24-62 (39%)

FTM-A:  8-13 (62%)

3PM-A:  7-25 (Hagemyer 4)

Rebounds: 22 (Gazarek 7, Clark 7)

Assist Leader: Hagemyer 4

Turnovers: NB 10

NB Overall Record 3-17

SE Overall Record 8-13


Seneca East – 55

N Baltimore – 22

Nick Morales – 7

Hunter Vogelsong – 7

Gunner Kepling – 6

Diego Rodrigo – 2

JV Overall Record 1-19

Upcoming Boys Games

Fri 2/22 Liberty-Benton (H), 6:00 (Senior Night)

Wed 2/27 NB vs Cory-Rawson @ Van Buren, 8pm (Tournaments)

Fuel Your Morning with Protein-Packed Recipes

Overnight oats are popular for breakfast………….

(Family Features) As you prepare to take on the day, one of the most beneficial ways to energize yourself each morning is by fueling your body with the proper nutrients, including protein.

U.S. Ski & Snowboard Team High-Performance Dietitian Allen Tran works with top athletes and recognizes the key role protein plays in their diets. Developed by Tran, these breakfast recipes can provide the nutrition necessary for journeying through your day with energy and verve. Protein Waffles include Rockin’ Protein Builder for an easy boost of protein. The 12-ounce shakes, which are low in carbs and sugar, are made with fresh milk and have 30 grams of high-quality protein to help build muscle without a chalky after-taste.

If you’re looking to make healthier choices or live an active lifestyle and are short on time, a premade recipe may allow for additional productivity. Recipes that can be made in advance – like the night before – may aid your goal to consume necessary nutrients without putting a rush on your morning routine.

Chocolate Cherry and Banana Overnight Oats are made with Shamrock Farms Chocolate Milk and are a source of protein, calcium and vitamin D. Plus, they can be made in advance, allowing you to grab a healthy, ready-made breakfast to take on the go. Adding milk to your diet helps serve as a source of energy while building and repairing muscles.

Find more tips and recipes to help enhance your nutrition at shamrockfarms.net.

Chocolate Cherry and Banana Overnight Oats

Yield: 2 jars

  • 1/2       cup frozen dark sweet cherries
  • 1 1/2    cups old-fashioned rolled oats
  • 1          container (12 ounces) Shamrock Farms Chocolate Milk
  • 1          ripe banana, sliced
  • 1          pinch salt
  1. In two mason jars, add 1/4 cup frozen cherries in each. In microwave, thaw 30 seconds.
  2. Divide rolled oats, milk, banana and salt between jars. Cover with lids and shake until combined.
  3. Store in refrigerator overnight or at least several hours.
  4. Serve cold or warm in microwave.

Protein Waffles

Yield: 8-10 waffles

  • 2          cups pancake mix
  • 2          large eggs
  • 1          container (12 ounces) Vanilla or Chocolate Rockin’ Protein Builder
  • 1/4       cup canola oil
  • 1/2       teaspoon cinnamon
  1. Heat waffle iron.
  2. Place pancake mix in bowl. In separate bowl, whisk eggs, protein shake and oil. Stir into pancake mix until just combined.
  3. Bake in waffle iron according to manufacturer’s directions until golden brown.

Tip: To freeze for later consumption, cool waffles on wire racks. Freeze between layers of waxed paper in re-sealable plastic freezer bag. In toaster oven or microwave, heat waffles until heated through.

Shamrock Farms

Cholesterol Screening Clinics Offered

You must be a resident of Wood County and 25 years of age or older.

Wood County, Ohio – The Wood County Committee on Aging, Inc. is currently scheduling their cholesterol screening clinics for March.  You must be a resident of Wood County and 25 years of age or older.  The cost is $20 for those 60 and over, $25 for those 25-59.

These screenings require an appointment and pretest instructions.

The screening panel includes:  Total Cholesterol, HDL (good cholesterol), LDL (bad cholesterol), Triglycerides, Total Cholesterol/HDL ratio and a blood glucose level.  Results will be immediately available and discussed with clients by a Registered Nurse.

Bowling Green:  9:00 am to 11:00 am

  • Tuesday March 5, 2019
  • Tuesday March 12, 2019
  • Friday March 22, 2019

Perrysburg: 9:30 am to 11:30 am

  • Wednesday March 13, 2019

Grand Rapids:  9:30am to 11:30am

  • Tuesday March 19, 2019

To schedule an appointment, please call 1-800-367-4935 or 419-353-5661 and ask for the Social Services Department.