Wood Co. Park Activities MANY – Varied

Isle Royale: A Paddling Adventure – Full Pink Moon Walk – Spring Wildflower Walk

Isle Royale: A Paddling Adventure
Wednesday, April 17; 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
W.W. Knight Nature Preserve
29530 White Road, Perrysburg
Wolves and moose call this Great Lakes paddling-destination home. Join guest speaker Eric Slough, experienced coastal kayaker and instructor, as he tells about his kayaking adventures to Isle Royale of Lake Superior.
Full Pink Moon Walk
Thursday, April 18; 8:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Sawyer Quarry Nature Preserve
26940 Lime City Rd, Perrysburg
Enjoy a gentle stroll under the Full Pink moon as we learn moon lore and look and listen for nocturnal wildlife. No dogs permitted.
PIP – Preschoolers in the Park: Be Prepared!
Friday, April 19; 10:00 am – 11:00 am
W.W. Knight Nature Preserve
29530 White Road, Perrysburg
Children 3-6 years of age enjoy a short presentation and craft while learning how to be prepared for their future outdoor adventures. Afterward, we’ll take a short hike to explore nature! Adult companions must remain with children for this program. Please register attending child only.
Hiking for Health
Friday, April 19; 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Cedar Creeks Preserve
4575 Walbridge Road, Northwood
Join a naturalist for exercise and the wonder of watching the seasonal changes. The hikes will offer a true mind-body connection. Sign up for one week or all.
Spring Wildflower Walk
Saturday, April 20; 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Bradner Preserve
11491 Fostoria Road, Bradner
Woodland wildflowers put on a brief, but beautiful show on the forest floor. Join us for a naturalist led stroll to see who is starring this month. Learn why these flowers are called ephemerals.
Self-Care Saturdays
Saturday, April 20; 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
W.W. Knight Nature Preserve
29530 White Road, Perrysburg
Forest therapy is practicing the connection with yourself and the Earth. By practicing this connection, you reduce stress, depression, anxiety, blood pressure and heart rate, symptoms of OCD and ADHD and increase your sense of well-being, immunity, mental clarity, creativity & concentration. Please dress for the weather, all weather event. Questions? Email JewelsIsYourGuide@gmail.com

NWS District Projects – April 17

Work continues around the area…

Northwestern Water and Sewer District Projects

BOWLING GREEN, Ohio, – The Northwestern Water and Sewer District (The District) delivers water and sewer services to over 19,000 customers in Wood, Sandusky, and Hancock counties.  Although many of our projects are performed underground, our utility work can impact roads throughout our service area.  The District will announce updates and when additional projects are under contract.  Updates and additions are highlighted in bold and underlined.

Perrysburg Township – Sanitary Sewer Improvements 
Through May, short-term intermittent lane restrictions are possible throughout Perrysburg Township for sewer work and manhole repair.  Project complete: May. Project investment: $998,000.

Lake Township – Waterline & Sewer Installation *UPDATE*
Through June, watch for shoulder restrictions and additional construction traffic along Tracy Road from SR 795 to Keller Road for sewer installation.  Project complete: September.  Project investment: $520,000.

McComb – Sewer Line Replacement *UPDATE*
Through May, lane restrictions and short-term closures are possible at the intersection of Bond and Liberty Streets.  Project complete: June. Project investment: $490,000

Northwood/Rossford – Lead Service Line Removal Project 
Expect intermittent lane restrictions in Northwood, west of Tracy Road and north of Wales Road for waterline replacement.  Additionally, lane restrictions are possible in Rossford for restoration.  Project complete: May.  Project investment: $900,000.  For more information and to sign up for email updates go to:  https://www.nwwsd.org/what-we-do/water/water-facts/lead/

Rossford – Sewer Lining Project
Through June, watch for shoulder restrictions and construction crews on roads north of Eagle Point Road for sewer lining. Project complete: May. Project investment: $767,000. 

CSX Announces Record First Quarter 2019 Financial Results

“The CSX team of exceptional railroaders continues to execute across all aspects of our business, delivering new all-time high service levels,”


JACKSONVILLE, Fla., April 16, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — CSX

NW Ohio Intermodal Yard at NB…

Corporation (NASDAQ: CSX) today announced first quarter 2019 net earnings of $834 million, or $1.02 per share, versus $695 million, or $0.78 per share in the same period last year (an earnings per share increase of 31 percent). CSX’s operating ratio set a company first quarter record of 59.5 percent, significantly improved from 63.7 percent in the prior year.

“The CSX team of exceptional railroaders continues to execute across all aspects of our business, delivering new all-time high service levels,” said James M. Foote, president and chief executive officer. “These results reflect the strength of our Company’s operating model and our commitment to providing a best-in-class service offering to our customers.”

Revenue for the first quarter increased 5 percent over the prior year to $3.01 billion, driven by Merchandise volume growth and broad-based pricing gains. Expenses decreased 2 percent year over year to $1.79 billion, driven by continued efficiency gains. This combination yielded operating income growth of 17 percent for the quarter to $1.22 billion compared to $1.04 billion in the same period last year.

CSX executives will conduct a conference call with the investment community this afternoon, April 16, at 4:30 p.m. Eastern Time. Investors, media and the public may listen to the conference call by dialing 1-888-327-6279 (1-888-EARN-CSX). For callers outside the U.S., dial 1-773-756-0199. Participants should dial in 10 minutes prior to the call and enter in 3276279 as the passcode.

In conjunction with the call, a live webcast will be accessible and presentation materials will be posted on the company’s website at http://investors.csx.com. Following the earnings call, an internet replay of the presentation will be archived on the company website.

This earnings announcement, as well as additional detailed financial information, is contained in the CSX Quarterly Financial Report available through the company’s website at http://investors.csx.com and on Form 8-K with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

About CSX and its Disclosures

CSX, based in Jacksonville, Florida, is a premier transportation company.  It provides rail, intermodal and rail-to-truck transload services and solutions to customers across a broad array of markets, including energy, industrial, construction, agricultural, and consumer products.  For nearly 200 years, CSX has played a critical role in the nation’s economic expansion and industrial development.  Its network connects every major metropolitan area in the eastern United States, where nearly two-thirds of the nation’s population resides.  It also links more than 230 short-line railroads and more than 70 ocean, river and lake ports with major population centers and farming towns alike.

This announcement, as well as additional financial information, is available on the company’s website at http://investors.csx.com. CSX also uses social media channels to communicate information about the company. Although social media channels are not intended to be the primary method of disclosure for material information, it is possible that certain information CSX posts on social media could be deemed to be material. Therefore, we encourage investors, the media, and others interested in the company to review the information we post on Twitter (http://twitter.com/CSX) and on Slideshare (http://www.slideshare.net/HowTomorrowMoves).  The social media channels used by CSX may be updated from time to time.

More information about CSX Corporation and its subsidiaries is available at www.csx.com and on Facebook(http://www.facebook.com/OfficialCSX).

Non-GAAP Disclosure

CSX reports its financial results in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America(U.S. GAAP). CSX also uses certain non-GAAP measures that fall within the meaning of Securities and Exchange Commission Regulation G and Regulation S-K Item 10(e), which may provide users of the financial information with additional meaningful comparison to prior reported results. Non-GAAP measures do not have standardized definitions and are not defined by U.S. GAAP. Therefore, CSX’s non-GAAP measures are unlikely to be comparable to similar measures presented by other companies. The presentation of these non-GAAP measures should not be considered in isolation from, as a substitute for, or as superior to the financial information presented in accordance with GAAP.

Forward-looking Statements

This information and other statements by the company may contain forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act with respect to, among other items: projections and estimates of earnings, revenues, margins, volumes, rates, cost-savings, expenses, taxes, liquidity, capital expenditures, dividends, share repurchases or other financial items, statements of management’s plans, strategies and objectives for future operations, and management’s expectations as to future performance and operations and the time by which objectives will be achieved, statements concerning proposed new services, and statements regarding future economic, industry or market conditions or performance. Forward-looking statements are typically identified by words or phrases such as “will,” “should,” “believe,” “expect,” “anticipate,” “project,” “estimate,” “preliminary” and similar expressions. Forward-looking statements speak only as of the date they are made, and the company undertakes no obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statement. If the company updates any forward-looking statement, no inference should be drawn that the company will make additional updates with respect to that statement or any other forward-looking statements.

Forward-looking statements are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties, and actual performance or results could differ materially from that anticipated by any forward-looking statements. Factors that may cause actual results to differ materially from those contemplated by any forward- looking statements include, among others; (i) the company’s success in implementing its financial and operational initiatives; (ii) changes in domestic or international economic, political or business conditions, including those affecting the transportation industry (such as the impact of industry competition, conditions, performance and consolidation); (iii) legislative or regulatory changes; (iv) the inherent business risks associated with safety and security; (v) the outcome of claims and litigation involving or affecting the company; (vi) natural events such as severe weather conditions or pandemic health crises; and (vii) the inherent uncertainty associated with projecting economic and business conditions.

Other important assumptions and factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements are specified in the company’s SEC reports, accessible on the SEC’s website at www.sec.gov and the company’s website at www.csx.com.

Encourage Healthy Eating Habits in Kids

Set your children on a path to making lifelong nutritious choices….


(Family Features) As a parent, instilling healthy eating habits in your children at an early age can aid in proper growth and development. Eating well goes a long way toward maintaining a healthy weight, increasing energy levels and improving moods while also reducing risk of obesity and other chronic issues such as heart disease and diabetes later in life.

Set your children on a path to making lifelong nutritious choices with these tips:

Foster independence. Allowing your children to help with shopping and meal prep can aid in them taking ownership of what they’re eating. Start by divvying up easier tasks such as setting the table then work toward creating snacks and meals on their own. These Rainbow Fruit Parfaits are simple for kids to assemble – just set the ingredients out and let them layer – and can serve as a healthful on-the-go breakfast or after-school snack.

Offer balanced options. Children require balanced diets made up of all three major food groups, including fruits and vegetables, for proper development. Looking for the Produce for Kids logo next to nutritional, family-friendly items at the grocery store is an easy way to identify healthy food choices while also supporting local organizations that help children and families in need.

Be a role model. Typically, your children will follow your behaviors, which includes the types of foods they select at mealtimes. Eating a rainbow of fruits and vegetables can help ensure your family is getting a complete range of nutrients. For example, a recipe like this Rainbow Buddha Bowl provides a combination of fresh and roasted vegetables that can be customized to meet your family’s tastes. Thinking about how many colors you eat in a day may inspire your kids to do the same, which can foster a lifetime of healthy eating habits.

To find more healthy meal inspiration, including more than 500 registered dietitian- and family-tested recipes, visit produceforkids.com.

Rainbow Fruit Parfaits

Recipe courtesy of Produce for Kids
Prep time: 10 minutes
Servings: 3

  • 1/2       cup sliced strawberries
  • 2          mandarins, peeled and segmented
  • 1/2       cup chopped pineapple
  • 2          kiwis, peeled and chopped
  • 1/2       cup blueberries
  • 1/2       cup red seedless grapes
  • 1          cup vanilla Greek yogurt
  1. In parfait glasses, layer strawberries, mandarins, pineapple, kiwis, blueberries and grapes.
  2. Top each fruit parfait with yogurt.

Rainbow Buddha Bowl

Recipe courtesy of Jodi of Create Kids Club on behalf of Produce for Kids
Prep time: 30 minutes
Servings: 4

  • 1          medium sweet potato, peeled and diced
  • 1          cup broccoli florets
  • 1/2       small purple cabbage, sliced
  • 1          tablespoon olive oil
  • salt, to taste
  • pepper, to taste
  • 2          cups quinoa, cooked according to package directions
  • 1          cup red cherry tomatoes, quartered
  • 1/2       cup yellow cherry tomatoes, quartered
  • 1          avocado, sliced
  • 4          tablespoons yogurt ranch dressing
  1. Heat oven to 425° F.
  2. Place sweet potatoes, broccoli and cabbage on baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Toss with oil and season with salt and pepper, to taste. Bake 15-20 minutes, or until potatoes are soft.
  3. Divide cooked quinoa into four bowls. Top with roasted sweet potatoes, broccoli, cabbage, red tomatoes, yellow tomatoes and avocado.
  4. Drizzle with dressing.

SOURCE:
Produce for Kids

5 Tips for New Pet Parents

Whether you’re a seasoned pet owner or a first-time puppy parent, these tips can help your newest family member feel right at home….

(Family Features) Introducing a new dog to the family can bring plenty of excitement, sweet snuggles and puppy kisses. However, there are also plenty of practical steps to consider to successfully transition a pup into its new environment.

Whether you’re a seasoned pet owner or a first-time puppy parent, these tips can help your newest family member feel right at home:

Purchase the necessities ahead of time. Similar to newborns, new pets require products that fit their size, age and life stage to ensure their safety and good health. This includes chew-proof food and water bowls, an ID tag with name and contact information and a sturdy leash for both walks and training. Many experts discourage retractable leashes because they offer little control. For puppies specifically, some veterinarians recommend harnesses to attach a leash to because their necks are too fragile to attach a leash to a collar. Remember, puppies are going to grow, and items like beds, crates and collars will need to grow as they do, so you may want to hold off on investing in pricier options until they’ve matured.

Offer high-quality food that provides balanced nutrition. Feed new pets the best quality food possible because an investment in your pet’s food is an investment in its health and longevity.

“Quality is a top priority when new pet parents are selecting food, so reading ingredient labels and understanding what nutrients are important for your pet at his or her life stage is key,” said Dr. Jennifer Adolphe, Ph.D., R.D., nutrition manager at Petcurean. “Better quality food will usually equate to fewer vet visits overall. The same goes for treats.”

An option like Petcurean’s Now Fresh wet food features novel textures like shredded, stews and pates and is made with 100 percent fresh meats and bone broth gravy, which adds a meaty flavor. All recipes are 100 percent grain- and gluten-free and non-GMO, making for a perfect treat, topper or complete and balanced meal.

Have enough playthings around the house. Keep dogs from destroying furniture, shoes and household items by providing them with fun, safe and entertaining toys. Chew toys and puzzles that combine play and treats are interactive, which can give dogs mental stimulation and help keep them out of mischief.

Pet-proof the house. Dogs are naturally curious and spend time exploring their homes, especially pets eager to get to know their new environment. Items on counters and shelves that could be dangerous to a small child are also dangerous for dogs, including wires, sharp or small objects and fragile items. Store them up and away from your dog or in locked cabinets for safekeeping.

Provide a safe spot to retreat. Moving in to a new home can cause a pet to feel a little disoriented and overwhelmed. Providing a safe place for the dog to retreat from enthusiastic kids, other pets and general household commotion can help the pup feel calmer. A crate or kennel lined with a soft pad or blanket in a quiet area of your home is typically a good choice – it’s a confined space and can also serve a dual-purpose with housetraining, if needed.

Find more tips for proper pet care at petcurean.com.

SOURCE:
Petcurean

I-75 Utility Work @ Findlay – CR 99 Tuesday Night

Caution always advised on the highway!


HANCOCK COUNTY: Utility work on Interstate 75 rescheduled for Tuesday night

The following highway construction is scheduled to occur within Hancock County. Work is dependent upon weather conditions, and unless otherwise noted, it will take place during daytime hours.


I-75

INTERSTATE 75

THROUGH HANCOCK COUNTY

Interstate 75 just north of county Road 99, Findlay, will be stopped temporarily for short intervals overnight Tuesday, April 16, into Wednesday, April 17, for the installation of a cable line below the interstate. Work will take place between midnight and 5 a.m., but Interstate 75 traffic is anticipated to be affected for only 15 minutes in each direction. Law enforcement will provide traffic control. Work is being performed by Charter Communications.


Contact: ODOT District 1’s public information office
(419) 999-6803; D01.PIO@dot.ohio.gov


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Council Meets Tuesday 4/16

Village Council meets in the final Regular Session of April…

VILLAGE OF NORTH BALTIMORE
COUNCIL MEETING
April 16, 2019
5:30 PM
AGENDA

I. Pledge of Allegiance

II. Roll Call

III. Approval of the Agenda

IV. Approval of the Minutes

V. Public Participation (5 min limit)

VI. Letters and Communications

VII. Administrative Reports

Finance Officer: No reports due
EMS Chief No reports due
Fire Chief: No reports due
Police Chief: No reports due
Utility Director: No reports due
DPW Superintendent: No reports due

Village Administrator: report included in council packets

Clerk: First Readings: Resolution 04-2019

Third Readings: Ordinance 2019-08

Appointed Legal Counsel:

Mayor:

VIII. Standing Committees

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

IX. New Legislation, Resolutions,Motions or Business

First Reading of Ordinances and Resolutions
RESOLUTION 04-2019 A RESOLUTION DETERMINING TO REQUEST
THE WOOD COUNTY AUDITOR CERTIFY THE AMOUNT OF FUNDS
ANTICIPATED TO BE RAISED IF THE QUESTION OF RENEWING A 5
YEAR 2 MILL LEVY FOR STREET AND ROAD REPAIRS AND
IMPROVEMENTS, WAS PLACED ON THE NOVEMBER 5, 2019
GENERAL ELECTION BALLOT

X. Third Reading of Ordinances and Resolutions

ORDINANCE 2019-08 AN ORDINANCE APPROVING THE EDITION
AND INCLUSION OF CERTAIN ORDINANCES AS PARTS OF THE
VARIOUS COMPONENT CODES OF THE CODIFIED ORDINANCES OF
THE VILLAGE OF NORTH BALTIMORE OHIO

XI. Other New Business

XII. Other Old Business

XIII. Payment of the Bills

XIV. Adjournment

NBHS SOFTBALL RESULTS

Lady Tiger Softball record: 4-4 / 3-1 in BVC thru April 10


NBHS SOFTBALL RESULTS

N Baltimore @ Hopewell-Loudon – 4/8/19

N Baltimore 1 2 0 1 0 0 0 – 4
Hopewell-Loudon 1 1 3 3 0 1 x – 9

WP – Malagon
LP – Chloe Hopple (3-3)

Top Hitters

Hannah Lord 2-1B

Simone Thompson 1B, 1HR, 1RBI

Mia McCartney 1-2B, 2RBI


Gibsonburg @ N Baltimore – 4/9/19

Gibsonburg 8 4 1 2 0 11 – 26 27 5
N Baltimore 0 4 1 2 0 0 x – 7 10 4

WP – Jasmine McNett
LP – Kealeigh Leady

Top Hitters

Chloe Hopple 3-1B

Allison Kepling 1B, 2RBI

Hope Stanfield 2B, 2RBI

Maddy Gerdeman 2-1B

Simone Thompson 2-1B


Van Buren @ N Baltimore – 4/10/19

Van Buren 6 1 1 0 0 0 0 – 8 11 7
N Baltimore 1 2 0 2 4 0 x – 9 13 4

WP – Chloe Hopple
LP – Strapp

Top Hitters

Simone Thompson 3-1B, 3 RBI

Jordan Baker 2B, RBI

Chloe Hopple 2-1B, 2RBI

Allison Kepling 2-1B

Mia McCartney 2-1B

Records
N Baltimore 4-4, BVC 3-1
Van Buren 4-3, BVC 3-2

Upcoming Games

Mon 4/15 Liberty-Benton, 5:00

Wed 4/17 @ Riverdale, 5:00

Thur 4/18 @ Miller City, 5:00

Simple Holiday Hams

Ideas for an easy Easter menu


(Family Features) Whether you’re new to hosting or simply looking for ideas to make Easter entertaining easier than ever, there are plenty of ways to save time and stress in the kitchen.

Go with what you know. Trying out new recipes is fun, but it can also add stress when they don’t turn out like you expected. Stick to tried and true dishes you can prepare and serve with confidence and save the experimenting for another time.

Take shortcuts. At the center of many Easter feasts is a ham that has been expertly cured and cooked to perfection. Even so, starting with a full-cooked ham is a shortcut that no one is likely to notice, especially if you heat it properly. For exceptional quality and a variety of flavor profile options to choose from, turn to America’s Original Butcher, Omaha Steaks. The meats are fully cooked then frozen before being delivered to your door for maximum convenience.

Work ahead. Plan your menu to incorporate items you can make ahead of time so you’re under less pressure the day of your dinner. Even handling the prep work like slicing veggies the night before can buy back precious minutes, that way when guests begin arriving, you can step out of the kitchen and enjoy the day right along with them.

Whether your ham came from our local butcher shop NB Custom Cuts or another place, Easter is a favorite time to serve ham……

Find more ideas to make hosting this year’s Easter meal easy at OmahaSteaks.com/buy/meals/easter.

How to Heat a Frozen Ham

Many frozen hams are fully cooked and can be served as soon as they’re properly thawed, which is an ideal solution for a casual brunch with mini sandwiches on the menu. However, if you’re serving an elegant holiday dinner, you’re more likely to prefer a warm centerpiece dish. A fully cooked ham is still a time-saving option; you’ll just need to allot time to heat it in the oven once it’s thawed.

Start by thawing a fully cooked ham in the refrigerator for 24-48 hours.

To keep your ham extra moist, always put the cut-side down. You might also consider placing a baking rack in the pan and adding a quarter-inch of water before placing the ham on the rack.

For a spiral-cut, bone-in ham, heat the oven to 325° F. Remove ham from film and foil. Place ham cut-side down on a raised edge baking pan lined with foil. Heat uncovered 60-75 minutes for the entire ham or 10 minutes per pound for smaller portions.

For a boneless ham, heat the oven to 350° F. Place the ham, cut-side down, on a raised edge baking pan lined with foil. Cover the ham tightly with foil and heat 35-40 minutes.

Another option for adding extra juicy flavor is a glaze, which can be as simple as dissolving three parts brown sugar into one part honey in a small saucepan. Or for a more elegant affair, consider a fruit-infused glaze to complement the savory pork.

A Host of Hams

If you always thought a ham is a ham is a ham, it’s time to think again. From the type of meat to the smoking preparation to specialized slicing that makes serving easy, there are plenty of options to consider from a supplier like Omaha Steaks when choosing the right ham.

Savory
For an elegant gathering that demands premium ingredients, an all-natural Duroc Boneless Country Ham may be the answer. These hams tend to feature more marbling for an exceptionally rich flavor and texture, making for a tender, savory and juicy main course with no basting or injection needed.

Smoky
Put a little flair in your Easter meal with a uniquely flavored ham like the Pecanwood Smoked Flank Ham, smoked with real pecan wood for 8 hours to add a rich yet mellow smoky flavor. This tender, juicy uncured whole-muscle ham earns its place of distinction on your holiday table. Complementary sides with subtle nutty notes, such as a sweet potato casserole, can enhance the menu even more.

Sweet
Each Spiral-Sliced Ham is slowly smoked with real wood up to 24 hours to infuse flavor and maximize juiciness then generously brushed with a sweet and sticky brown-sugar crust that is torch-glazed to create a flavorful, crunchy crust. It’s spiral-sliced before delivery, so once it’s thawed and heated, it’s ready for quick service to your guests.

Easy Fruit-Infused Glazes

Apricot Glaze

  • 1/2       cup brown sugar
  • 1          teaspoon cornstarch
  • 1/2       teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 cup apricot nectar, canned
  1. In saucepan, mix brown sugar, cornstarch and ginger. Stir in apricot nectar. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until mixture thickens and boils.

Cranberry Orange Glaze

  • 1          can (16 ounces) cranberry sauce
  • 1          cup brown sugar
  • 1/2       cup orange juice
  • 1/2       teaspoon cloves, ground
  • 1/4       teaspoon cinnamon, ground
  • 1/4       teaspoon allspice
  1. In small saucepan over low heat, combine cranberry sauce, brown sugar, orange juice, cloves, cinnamon and allspice; simmer 5 minutes, before serving.

SOURCE:
Omaha Steaks