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OHSAA Cancels Spring Sports as School Facilities to Remain Closed

COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Ohio High School Athletic Association informed member schools Monday, April 20, that spring sports are now cancelled, as Ohio Governor Mike DeWine announced earlier in the day that school facilities will remain closed for the remainder of the academic year due to the coronavirus COVID-19. OHSAA Executive Director Jerry Snodgrass sent the memo to school administrators following Governor DeWine’s press conference. For weeks, the OHSAA has communicated with schools that spring sports would be canceled if school facilities were closed. In addition to facilities not being opened, it would be impossible to ensure the health and safety of all individuals and support personnel involved in practices and contests at all member schools.
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Thomas L. McGrain, 58

Thomas L. McGrain, 58, of Bloomdale passed away at 4:37 p.m., Monday, April. 20, 2020, at his residence.Arrangements are pending at SMITH-CRATES FUNERAL HOME, North Baltimore, OH.
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Large Transit Funding for Wood County

PERRYSBURG – State Rep. Haraz N. Ghanbari (R-Perrysburg) announced funding for areas throughout Wood County to support local transit amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The State Controlling Board approved the measure at Monday’s meeting.
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NB Local Schools Community Update 04/20/20

Good Afternoon Families, Employees and Community Leaders,. I hope that this message finds each of you and your loved ones well. On Monday, April 20, 2020 Governor DeWine during his daily press conference announced that schools in Ohio will not be reopening for the remainder of the school year.
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Ladder Safety- One Rung at a Time

Even the thought of climbing a ladder can be scary for some people. The potential for falls and serious injury is enough for many homeowners to leave the gutter cleaning and holiday decorating to the pros.
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Village Council to Hold Special Meeting on Tuesday

The Village Council is having a special meeting Tuesday, April 21, 2020 at the Village Fire Department Bay for Discussion on Personnel Actions Taken Specific to the Governor’s State of Emergency Executive Order and the Ohio Department of Health Director’s Stay-At-Home Order.
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Need to Recycle?

If you live in the North Baltimore area you probably already know that the local recycling center, near the Village Park on High Street, is currently closed. It is operated by the NB Masonic Lodge and is “closed until further notice” according to the latest information we have.
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Is online schooling during the coronavirus outbreak failing our students?

WASHINGTON, DC, Apr 17 — Since the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic in the U.S. more and more schools at all levels of education have been shutting down in favor of online classes due to the coronavirus crisis. “It’s a concern for families that virtual schools may not be effective enough to serve the needs of 21st Century learners,” says Rebecca Weber, CEO of the Association of Mature American Citizens [AMAC].
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Senator Brown Calls for Ramped Up Testing

BROWN CALLS ON TRUMP ADMINISTRATION TO RAMP UP TESTING, CONTACT TRACING AND ENSURE PROTECTIONS FOR WORKERS PRIOR TO RELAXING SOCIAL DISTANCING GUIDELINES. WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) wrote to President Trump calling on the Administration to increase testing capacity, facilitate intensive contract tracing, enact enforceable worker safety protections, and support effective isolation and quarantine methods in advance of any attempts to relax social distancing guidelines or reopen the economy. Brown argues that bolstering these measurers, which are based on recommendations from public health officials, will help protect the health and safety of Americans during the coronavirus pandemic and allow businesses to reopen and workers to go back to work with confidence.
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4 Ways to Help Nurses

(Family Features) America’s nurses are on the front lines of the fight against coronavirus, providing safe, quality, compassionate and nondiscriminatory care to those they serve, many of whom are doing so at significant risk to their own well-being.
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BVHS Weekend Column: What is a DO?

What is a DO? by Dr. Robert Puckett DO, Family Medicine, Carey Medical Center. When you go to see your doctor you may notice some letters following their name, but have you ever wondered what they mean? Physicians in the United States receive one of two degrees upon completion of medical school, either an MD or a DO. So, what is the difference?
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Chowline: Cleaning and disinfecting amid COVID-19

Do I need to store my food in the garage or wipe my groceries with a disinfectant when I get them home from the grocery store to keep safe from coronavirus?. While some people choose to wipe their groceries down with a disinfectant cloth when bringing them home from the grocery store as a preventive measure against the coronavirus, that is not a step that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has said is a requirement. Nor does the CDC recommend that consumers must quarantine their food purchases in the garage before bringing them into the house.
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NB Treasure/ Picture Hunt Game

It is snowing this morning, ugh! Next week however, the temperature looks like it will be warming up for good hopefully. The book, The Secret (a treasure hunt), by Bryon Preiss was the inspiration for this game! You can also reference the television show Expedition Unknown “The Secret” (there are multiple episodes on this)
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SENATOR BROWN CALLS FOR SUPPORT FOR LOCAL NEWS AMIDST COVID-19

BROWN CALLS FOR SUPPORT FOR LOCAL JOURNALISM AMIDST COVID-19 PANDEMIC. Reliable Local News and Information have Been Critical during the COVID-19 Pandemic. WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) joined a group of nineteen senators calling for funding to support local journalism and media in any future COVID-19 relief package. In a letter to Senate leadership, the senators warn that the widespread impact of the COVID-19 pandemic – including plummeting advertising revenue – could decimate local and regional news outlets even as communities have become increasingly reliant on their reporting amidst the public health crisis. Already news outlets have laid off or furloughed staff, and some newspapers have reduced or eliminated print editions.
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NB’s Lennard Greenhouse to OPEN Saturday 4/18

Due to the snow for today, Lennard’s Greenhouse delays their opening until Saturday, April 18, 2020. Starting Saturday, stop out east of NB on SR 18, past McD’s and the tracks about a mile out on the north (left) side of the road.