Village Council Committee Assignments Listed

2019 Committee Chairs and members listed……

Here is a copy of the 2019 Village of North Baltimore Council Committee assignments, and Boards and Commissions. These helpful lists can help you find the right person to contact with your concerns for the village.

2019 Village Council Committees
2019 Village Commissions and Boards

BVHS Weekend Column: Contact Dermatitis on the Hands

…reduce the risk of contact dermatitis on the hands.

Contact Dermatitis on the Handsby Kelly Koenig, MD, FAAD , Blanchard Valley Medical Associates – Dermatology

Kelly Koenig, Dermatology Resident

Many people suffer from various rashes to their hands. We use our hands in countless ways throughout the day, so itchy, painful and sometimes blistering or cracked skin on our hands can have a huge impact on our daily activities. Fortunately, there are solutions.

Hand dermatitis can have several causes. For instance, some individuals suffer from ongoing chronic issues related to an existing skin condition such as eczema or psoriasis. During the winter months with lower humidity, these conditions often worsen. Most commonly, however, newly onset dry skin on the hands is classified as “irritant contact dermatitis.” This condition can result in dry, cracked, painful skin anywhere on the body but is commonly found on the hands due to frequent washing and exposure to various chemicals in our environment.

Overly dry skin on the hands can result from the overuse of harsh soaps and cleaning agents, frequent hand-washing, dry heat and low humidity in the air, or lack of moisturizing to help repair the skin barrier after these insults. Washing hands with mild, moisturizing and non-foaming cleansers is one measure to reduce the risk of contact dermatitis on the hands. Additionally, using hand sanitizers, which are less irritating that soap and water, throughout the day when the hands are not visibly soiled and moisturizing the hands with a heavy emollient cream or ointment that is fragrance-free immediately after they become wet may also help. White petrolatum (plain Vaseline), CeraVe cream, Neutrogena Norwegian Formula, Aquaphor, Vanicream, Eucerin cream and other similar products are favorable moisturizing options.

Less commonly, individuals can be affected by “allergic contact dermatitis.” This results when an allergen or chemical in the environment comes in contact with the skin and causes itchy, red, raised and sometimes blistering rashes that appear two to seven days or more after exposure. A common example of this type of reaction is poison ivy.

Many chemicals can also cause allergy including fragrances, metals such as nickel, gold and cobalt, preservatives such as formaldehyde, quaternium-15 and MI/MCI, or topical antibiotics such as neomycin and bacitracin. Because these reactions typically occur several days after exposure, it can be difficult to correlate and decipher the actual cause. If the hands do not improve by using gentle soaps and moisturizers listed above, then further allergy testing such as “patch testing” can be completed to help identify any chemical source contributing to the problem.

Overall, for dry, itchy skin, using mild and fragrance-free cleansers, hand sanitizers when appropriate and moisturizing immediately after washing and throughout the day can help reduce irritation. Prescription cortisone creams can also provide relief for extreme cases, and ultimately further testing is sometimes required. A board-certified dermatologist can provide guidance if despite these measures, individuals continue to experience severe contact dermatitis.  

Tiger Boys Fotos vs. P – H for Homecoming

Winter Homecoming game in The Jungle

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

The Tiger Boys battled with the Patriots from Patrick Henry in the Winter Homecoming game in The Jungle.
 
NB came up short here is that story Tigers BBK vs PH 2019
 

1) Alex Snyder playing defense 2) Levi Gazarek with a jumper 3) Clayton Heineman hits the off balance lay up 1) Gunner Kepling with a runner in the lane 2) Hunter Baker fires from deep 3) Hunter Volgelson saves the ball from going out

3 Tips to Create Your Dream Closet

No closet is complete without some personal touches….


(Family Features) If you’ve ever opened your closet doors and been depressed by what you see, it may be time to rethink your closet.

In fact, according to a One Poll survey on behalf of ClosetMaid, 57 percent of women admitted having an organized closet would make finding what they’re looking for faster and easier while 3 out of 10 said an organized closet would make mornings less stressful.

However, treating yourself to your dream closet and introducing a new level of organization can help alleviate those worries and provide a fresh perspective. To get started on your closet makeover, consider these tips:

Assess Your Needs
Before diving headfirst into a full-blown closet makeover, start by assessing any budgetary constraints as well as the physical aspects and size of your space. Determine your ceiling height and available wall space to give yourself a feel for what your area can accommodate; you may even want to consider converting an adjacent room into your dream closet. Remember to account for any sloped walls and whether you prefer a simple reach-in closet or a more elaborate walk-in. Once you’ve determined your preferences and completed your measurements, turn to your wardrobe to assess whether you need more hanging space, shelving, shoe storage, accessory drawers or something else entirely.

Make Your Dream a Reality
Whether you’re a motivated DIYer intent on completing the project yourself or would prefer to work with a team of designers and professional installers, there are plenty of options available to bring your dream closet to fruition. One closet system to consider if you’re seeking a completely customized, designer-inspired space is ClosetMaid’s MasterSuite 27th Avenue collection. The professionally installed line can be cut to nearly any configuration and offers a range of matte and premium wood finishes, three drawer styles, elegant hardware options and high-end accessories, allowing you the design freedom to ensure the features and aesthetic match your vision for the space.

Customize Your Space
No closet is complete without some personal touches. Make your closet work efficiently with some luxurious organization accessories such as jewelry trays, shoe shelving, wire baskets and drawers, sliding mirrors, valet rods, scarf racks and more. Once you have the necessary accessories and hangers, set up a systematic flow by using the zone principle. Keep frequently used items in prime real estate, accessories within reach and tuck away those rarely used items.

With your dream closet complete, the only thing left to worry about is keeping it in tip-top shape. For more closet makeover tips and solutions, visit ClosetMaid.com.

SOURCE:
ClosetMaid

Light to Sign with Tiffin U.

NB’s Alivia Light to sign Letter of Intent with Lady Dragons of Tiffin University.


by JP Miklovic

North Baltimore High School senior Alivia Light will be signing her National Letter of Intent to continue her basketball career with the Lady Dragons at Tiffin University.

Alivia’s parents Butch and Kelly Light invite Tiger fans to help celebrate her commitment signing that is being held at 10:30 am Saturday, Jan. 19 prior to the Lady Tiger’s HOME game with Patrick Henry in The Jungle (JV tip-off is noon ).

The signing will be in the Auditeria, which is up that hall by the weight room.

Tiffin University Lady Dragon Basketball is a member of Division II of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). They are a full member of the Great Midwest Athletic Conference.

CAUV FILING TIME NEARS

The 2019 Current Agricultural Use Value (CAUV) renewal forms have been mailed…

Matthew Oestreich, Wood County Auditor has announced that the 2019 Current Agricultural Use Value (CAUV) renewal forms have been mailed to property owners currently enrolled in the program.  Eligible property owners, who are not currently enrolled, may also apply for the program now.

In accordance with Ohio law, CAUV applications are to be filed with the County Auditor’s office by the first Monday in March, this year by March 4, 2019.  Eligible property owners must reapply each year with no renewal fee. There is a $25.00 initial filing fee for all new applications. If renewal forms are not returned by March 4th, the County Auditor will be required by law to value the property at its market value and recoup the tax savings for the past three years.

Current Agricultural Use Value authorizes the County Auditor to assess farmland at its crop production value rather than its market value.  It protects and preserves farming operations by gearing the tax base to the production of the land rather than its potential for development.   Ohio voters approved a constitutional amendment which created the program and since 1974 most of the state’s agricultural land has been taxed at this value instead of market value.

CAUV soil values are set by the Ohio Department of Taxation and are adjusted every three years for each County.  New values were issued for all parcels in the CAUV program in Wood County for the 2017 tax year which was payable in 2018.

With the passage of the 2017 Budget Bill, the Ohio Legislature made a significant change to how land used exclusively for “conservation practices” is valued under the CAUV program.  Land enrolled in the CAUV program that is used for “conservation practices” will be valued at the lowest value in the soil value table, which is $230 per acre, rather than the value for the individual soil type.  For example, for Hoytville Clay soil, the tillable soil value is $3,110 per acre. If it is used exclusively for “conservation practices” the value for that land would instead be $230 per acre.

“Wood County has 9,617 individual real estate parcels on Ag Use,” Mr. Oestreich noted.  “A total of 317,960 acres in this program brought a tax savings to agricultural landowners last year of over $12,000,000,”  Auditor Oestreich added.

If you are not currently enrolled in the CAUV program and you believe you may be eligible, please contact the Wood County Auditor’s Office at 419-354-9174 for more information.

PUCO reminds Ohioans of their choices as energy consumers

Consumers have the option to shop from a PUCO-certified supplier for their electricity or natural gas.

COLUMBUS, OHIO (Jan. 17, 2019) – For more than 100 years, energy in Ohio — electricity and natural gas — has been regulated by the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO). The PUCO wants to remind Ohio consumers that there are options when deciding about the energy supply that best suits your home or business.

Prior to the ability to choose your energy supplier, rates and services provided by the electric and natural gas utilities were set and regulated by the PUCO. Now, and for the past decade, consumers have the option to shop from a PUCO-certified supplier for their electricity or natural gas. The PUCO plays an important role by ensuring that there is a fair, competitive market and by providing necessary information, tools and resources that Ohioans need to make educated choices.

The PUCO reminds consumers to be aware of a few important facts about energy choice in Ohio.

  • The local utility will continue to deliver your electricity or natural gas, respond to outages and maintain the poles, pipes and wires associated with the delivery of your energy.
  • The ability to shop for alternative suppliers of electricity and natural gas gives you greater variety of pricing options and gives you the freedom to pick the option that is best for your home or business.
  • When shopping make sure to read your current bill and contract to look for things like price-to-compare, usage, applicable termination fees and the contract’s expiration date.

The PUCO’s Energy Choice Ohio website has helpful tools available to assist your shopping experience at www.energychoice.ohio.gov. There you will find things like the Apples to Apples comparison charts, frequently asked questions and a form to request a speaker for your next group meeting. Additionally, new user-friendly and interactive electric choice switch rate dashboards are now available on the PUCO website. Dashboards for natural gas switch rates will arrive later this year.

For more information, please visit www.energychoice.ohio.gov or www.PUCO.ohio.gov, or call the PUCO Call Center at (800) 686-PUCO (7826).

Cooking Up Comfort

Watch the video–Hearty dishes for cold, dreary days…


(Family Features) On crisp winter days when the wind blows cold, warming up from the inside-out with hearty comfort foods can feel like a worthy solution. From chili to cornbread to dumplings, flavorful and filling foods prepared without an overload of ingredients certainly can provide a feel-good boost on chilly evenings.

Chili, a classic wintertime favorite, can be taken to the next level with a few tasty additions. Make a spicy version by mixing in bacon, sweet potatoes and a chopped jalapeno pepper for a quick warm-up. A simple and somewhat sweet spin on a classic, comforting side, Honey-Pumpkin Cornbread pairs well with the slightly spicy chili. If you’re really looking to put the comfort in a comforting main course, this Skillet Chicken and Dumplings recipe takes less than an hour to create.

To make these heart-warming recipes stand out from a crowd, Circulon Symmetry Chocolate Cookware provides dishwasher-safe, premium nonstick cookware for easy cleanup and food release that slides right off.

Find more information and comforting family-favorite recipes at circulon.com.

Watch video to see how to make this delicious recipe!

Sweet Potato and Black Bean Chili

Prep time: 30 minutes
Cook time: 60 minutes
Servings: 6

  • Circulon Symmetry Chocolate 5.5-Quart Casserole
  • 6          slices thick-cut smoked bacon, chopped
  • 1          pound sweet potatoes, peeled and diced into 3/4-inch pieces
  • 2          medium onions, chopped
  • 1          jalapeno pepper, seeded and finely chopped
  • 5          garlic cloves, minced
  • 2          tablespoons chili powder
  • 2          teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1/2       teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/4       teaspoon ground chipotle pepper
  • 2          cups chicken broth
  • 1          can (14 1/2 ounces) no-salt-added fire-roasted diced tomatoes
  • 1          can (15 ounces) no-salt-added black beans
  • 1/2       cup quick-cooking barley
  • 1/2       teaspoon salt
  1. Heat casserole over medium heat. Add bacon and cook until browned and crisp, about 7-8 minutes. Using slotted spoon, transfer bacon to paper towel-covered plate.
  2. Reduce bacon fat in casserole to 2 tablespoons and return to stove over medium-high heat. Add sweet potatoes, onions and jalapeno pepper; cook, stirring occasionally, until onion is slightly softened, about 5 minutes.
  3. Add garlic and cook 1 minute. Stir in chili powder, cumin, oregano and ground chipotle; cook until fragrant, 15 seconds.
  4. Pour in broth, tomatoes, beans and barley; reduce heat to medium-low, cover and simmer until sweet potatoes are tender and barley is cooked through, about 20 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in bacon and salt; let stand 15 minutes before serving.

Honey-Pumpkin Cornbread

Prep time: 20 minutes
Cook time: 20 minutes
Servings: 12-16

  • Circulon Nonstick 9-Inch Square Baking Pan
  • 1 1/2    cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/4    cups yellow cornmeal
  • 3          tablespoons sugar
  • 1 1/2    teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4       teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2       teaspoon sea salt
  • 1          cup canned pumpkin puree
  • 2          large eggs, at room temperature
  • 5          tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  • 4          tablespoons honey
  • 1/3       cup buttermilk
  • 1          tablespoon grated orange zest
  1. Heat oven to 400° F. Lightly butter baking pan.
  2. In bowl, combine flour, cornmeal, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt.
  3. In separate bowl, whisk pumpkin puree, eggs, butter, honey, buttermilk and orange zest. Stir flour mixture into pumpkin mixture until moistened; transfer to prepared baking pan.
  4. Bake until cornbread pulls away from sides of pan and toothpick inserted into center comes out clean, 20-22 minutes. Cool in pan 5 minutes. Remove from pan and cool on wire rack at least 10 minutes before cutting.

Skillet Chicken and Dumplings

Prep time: 30 minutes
Cook time: 40 minutes
Servings: 8

  • Circulon Symmetry Chocolate 3.5-Quart Saucepan
  • 3          containers (32 ounces each) low-sodium chicken stock
  • Circulon Symmetry Chocolate 12-Inch Essentials Pan
  • 2          medium onions, diced
  • 4          carrots, peeled and sliced into 1-inch rounds
  • 1          head broccoli, chopped
  • 2          tablespoons butter
  • 2          tablespoons olive oil
  • 2-3       cups chopped chicken
  • 2          bay leaves
  • 1/2       teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2       teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/2       teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1          teaspoon powdered garlic
  • 1/2       teaspoon salt
  • 1/4       teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2       cup half-and-half
  • 2          tablespoons cornstarch

Dumplings:

  • 1 1/2    cups whole-wheat or all-purpose flour
  • 2          teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2       teaspoon salt
  • 1          cup half-and-half

Garnish:

  • fresh grated Parmesan cheese
  • fresh black pepper
  1. In saucepan, bring chicken stock to boil.
  2. In essentials pan, saute onions, carrots and broccoli with butter. Add olive oil as needed if pan looks dry. Cook until onions are translucent and carrots are beginning to soften.
  3. Add chopped chicken, bay leaves, oregano, basil, thyme, garlic, salt, pepper and hot chicken stock to skillet. Simmer 20-30 minutes until vegetables are softened. Adjust seasoning, as necessary.
  4. Whisk cornstarch into half-and-half until smooth. Whisk into soup and simmer 5 minutes, until slightly thickened.
  5. To make Dumplings: In medium bowl, mix flour, baking powder, salt and half-and-half. Swirl soup with wooden spoon and add heaping tablespoons into center of soup at strong simmer. Continue adding until all dumpling batter is used. Cover with lid and cook on high 2-3 minutes.
  6. Serve topped with grated Parmesan and fresh cracked pepper.

SOURCE:
Circulon

NBHS Seeks Coaches

North Baltimore Local Schools Coaching Supplemental

North Baltimore Local Schools Coaching Supplementals

  • Jr. High Track Coach
  • HS Assistant Football Positions (HS coaching experience is preferred)
  • Jr High Head Volleyball Coach Positions

Candidates must possess or be able to obtain a valid Pupil Activity Permit from the Ohio Department of Education.

Please send resume and letter of interest to Co-Athletic Director Dan Davis ddavis@nbls.org

DCML Basketball Tourney Starts Sunday

Dick Clark Men’s Basketball League Double Elimination Tourney 1st Round schedule:


DCML tournaments start Sunday, January 20th at The Jungle – North Baltimore High School – Middle School.
 
FREE and open to the public…
 
12:15 –  Gerdeman Insurance vs Mak & Ali’s
 
1:15 – Reineke vs Casey’s Sales 
 
2:15 – Wymer’s ServiceMaster vs Patterson Sanitation 
 
3:15 – Miller’s Insurance vs Hagemyer Trucking 
 
*Double Elimination Tournament*

NWSD “The District” Board Meeting Update – Jan 2019

Serving approximately 19,800 water and sewer customers in Wood, Hancock & Sandusky counties. 


BOWLING GREEN, Ohio, – The Northwestern Water and Sewer District’s Board of Trustees approved officers for 2019 and selected a consulting firm to conduct a District-wide rate study at the Thursday, January 10 Board of Trustees meeting.

Mark Sheffer was reelected to serve as Board Chairman.  This will be his fourth consecutive year as chairman.  Mr. Sheffer resides in Weston and serves as a municipal appointment. His current board term will expire in December 2021.

Steve Arnold was elected to serve as Vice Chairman of the Board of Trustees.  Mr. Arnold lives in Bloom Township and serves as a township appointee. His term expires in December 2021.

Melinda Kale was elected to serve as the Secretary of the Board of Trustees.  Kale is a resident of Rudolph, Ohio, and is a township appointee whose term expires in 2020.

The board also adopted a resolution selecting the consulting firm of Raftelis, who have partnered with Greeley and Hansen and Jones & Henry Engineers, LTD., to provide services to conduct a comprehensive rate study.  The study will begin later this month and is scheduled to be completed by late 2019.

The Northwestern Water and Sewer District’s board members are appointed three each by the townships, municipalities, and Wood County Commissioners. They serve approximately 19,800 water and sewer customers in Wood, Hancock & Sandusky counties.

With over $230 million in assets, The District maintains over 440 miles of water distribution pipe, 8 water towers and over 3,800 fire hydrants.  Sewer maintenance includes 355 miles of collection pipe, 12 wastewater treatment facilities and over 5,000 manholes.

NB Schools Increase Safety Alert Communications

NB finding additional ways to bring peace of mind for parents and teachers in its district.

North Baltimore Schools Implement Product to Help Increase School Safety and Communication

January 15, 2019 – As schools across the country grapple with finding ways to keep students and teachers safe during the school day, one Wood county school is committed to finding additional ways to bring peace of mind for parents and teachers in its district.

Superintendent Ryan Delaney of North Baltimore Local Schools is partnering with the DriveMind Group of North Canton, Ohio, a school safety consultant, to implement a new communication product that will help to increase the safe operations of the school district.

The district has implemented the ‘Alertus’ program, available through DriveMind, to help with safety and communications efforts in an emergency. Delaney says the program is making a difference.

Communicating quickly with students, teachers and parents in the time of an emergency is vital. Alertus is an emergency response communication system that ensures everyone can receive critical information, regardless of where they are and what they’re doing, during an emergency. Notifications can be sent through traditional means of phone paging systems, email notification and text messages, but can also include pushing emergency messages to digital signage, desktop computers, PA systems, and fire alarm panels using equipment that the school already owns – something that is not available with many other products on the market.

After reviewing other systems for North Baltimore, Delaney chose Alertus for his district. “We knew it was important to be proactive in our communication approach. Families expect that we will communicate with them quickly in a crisis, and Alertus helps us to do that more effectively. And working with an industry leader, like DriveMind, helps us to implement it seamlessly into our current systems.”

Because school safety is so important, DriveMind has made it a focus of their business. In addition to schoolSAFEid and Alertus, DriveMind Group is also known for its promotion of the Bolo Stick door barricade system, a lockdown device can be deployed under the most stressful of situations, and by anyone at any age. From building safety to curriculum enhancement, DriveMind prides itself on recommending solutions that can empower and protect school leadership, teachers and students.

For more information, visit drivemindgroup.com or call 330.614.7902.