Lynn M. Boyer, 66, NB

Lynn M. Boyer, 66, of North Baltimore, died at 9:48 p.m., Tuesday, February 10, 2015, at the Toledo Hospital.

Lynn M. Boyer, 66, of North Baltimore, died at 9:48 p.m., Tuesday, February 10, 2015, at the Toledo Hospital.

He was born on September 2, 1948 in Findlay to Melvin and Lela (Nickols) Boyer. He married Dawn Whitehead of July 13, 1968, and she survives. Lynn is also survived by his mother, Lela Boyer of North Baltimore; his son, Michael (Amy) Boyer of North Baltimore; his daughter, Michelle (Samuel) Freeborn of Helena; his brother, Randy (Lynnette) Boyer of North Baltimore; his beloved grandchildren: Garrett, Bailey and Owen.He was preceded in death by his father, Melvin Boyer and his twin brother, Larry Boyer.

Lynn retired from Midwest Stamping, where he was a Tool and Die Maker. He was a member of the North Baltimore Church of Christ, American Legion Post 539, Son’s of American Legion, and F.O.E. #2633. He was a member of the North Baltimore Volunteer Fire Department and was a State Fire Inspector.

He has a passion for collecting trains, and also enjoyed collecting coins and toys. It was his grandchildren that brought him his greatest joy in life.

A funeral service will be held at 1:00 p.m., Saturday, February 14, 2015, at SMITH-CRATES FUNERAL HOME, North Baltimore, with Pastor Wayne Combs officiating. Burial will be in New Maplewood Cemetery, North Baltimore.

Visitation will be held from 2:00-4:00 and 6:00-8:00 p.m., Friday at SMITH-CRATES FUNERAL HOME, where an F.O.E. service will be held at 7:30 p.m.

Memorial contributions may be made to the North Baltimore Volunteer Fire Department.

Online condolences may be made at www.coldrencrates.com.

State Route 281 Bridge Replacement Project

The Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) District Two announces the start of the SR 281 bridge replacement project in Wood County.

BOWLING GREEN (Wednesday, February 11, 2015) – The Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) District Two announces the start of the SR 281 bridge replacement project in Wood County.

State Route 281: Bridge Replacement

Wood County (442-14): Effective Monday, February 23, through May, SR 281 will be closed between SR 25 and Solether Road for bridge replacement. Detour: SR 25; US 6; SR 199. Project complete: June. All work is weather permitting.

SR 281 bridge replacement map
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BVC Girls Basketball Stats – Feb. 8

Here are the Stats and Standings for the Blanchard Valley Conference Girls Basketball season through February 8, 2015.

Here are the Stats and Standings for the Blanchard Valley Conference Girls Basketball season through February 8, 2015.

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Old Tiger head installed at the “Woody”

Here is a picture of Larry Snyder cleaning up after the installation of the Tiger head that was cut out of the old gymnasium floor of the old high school.

Here is a picture of Larry Snyder cleaning up after the installation of the Tiger head that was cut out of the old gymnasium floor of the old high school.
It now proudly hangs in the Larry Woodruff field house behind the new high school.
Old Tiger Head at Woody

submitted by Chris North (via email and you can too – editor@thenbxpress.com)

North Baltimore Sports Hall of Fame Induction

On Friday, February 13, 2015, the North Baltimore Athletic Department will be adding four new members:

On Friday, February 13, 2015, the North Baltimore Athletic Department will be adding four new members:

Megan Dukes (1997), William Kyttle (2004), Baley (DeLancy) Thiel (2008), and Jeffrey Senecal (2009) into the North Baltimore Athletic Hall of Fame.

This will publicly take place in between the Junior Varsity and Varsity boys’ games against Cory-Rawson High School.

All current members of the North Baltimore High School Sports Hall of Fame are invited to attend the induction ceremony as we celebrate the new inductees’ accomplishments.

NB Kindergarten celebrates the 100th day of school

Mrs. Teyner’s kindergarten class celebrated the 100th day of school by making crowns, counting to 100 by 1’s and 10’s, drawing pictures of what they will look like when they are 100 and a snack of trail mix with 100 of each item.

Mrs. Teyner’s kindergarten class celebrated the 100th day of school by making crowns, counting to 100 by 1’s and 10’s, drawing pictures of what they will look like when they are 100 and a snack of trail mix with 100 of each item.
The class from L to R: Back Row: Jonah Hagemyer, Rylee Keller, Isabel Jones-Duran, Attlee Rowlinson, Caleb Mason, Linda Bloom
Middle Row: Michael Kochis-Dulaney, Marcus Hucke, Ian Ramirez, Donie Newman, Gavin Lee
Seated: Jason Spence, Makayla Matthes, Ryder Walter.

Know the Lord

by Pastor Ralph J. Mineo, St. Luke’s Lutheran Church

The prophet Hosea once says to the people: “Let us press on to know the Lord.” What a great verse for a life-long goal or a personal “mission statement!”

One of the first steps in this endeavor is to examine the attributes of God. Actually, Hosea gives us a very important attribute: “God desires mercy.” This is such an important attribute of God that Jesus himself quotes it! God wants us to be merciful. It’s a pressing issue for God!

by Pastor Ralph J. Mineo, St. Luke’s Lutheran Church

The prophet Hosea once says to the people: “Let us press on to know the Lord.” What a great verse for a life-long goal or a personal “mission statement!”

One of the first steps in this endeavor is to examine the attributes of God. Actually, Hosea gives us a very important attribute: “God desires mercy.” This is such an important attribute of God that Jesus himself quotes it! God wants us to be merciful. It’s a pressing issue for God!

Of course the Bible is filled with other attributes of God, hundreds and hundreds actually. A good spiritual exercise would be to leaf though the Bible and find attributes of God. Write them down on small cards, and place them where you’ll see them. “God is merciful.” “God is love.” “God is steadfast.” Good reminders for daily living!

Once we get some clarity about the attributes of God, we ought to look into ourselves, and see what gifts God has given us. When we use these gifts for God’s glory, we can better know God! That’s the way it works: God gives us gifts. We use them. God is glorrified. We are pressing on to know the Lord!

Many years ago there was movie titled “Chariots of Fire.” There was a scene when Eric Liddell, the Olympic runner from Scotland, was confronted by his sister. She thought his running may be separating him from God. He responded by saying, “God made me fast. When I run, it pleases God.” Liddell believed that God made him for a purpose, to be a missionary to China. He became that. But God also made him fast. He said that to give it up would be to hold God in contempt. For him, running was giving honor to God.

So I present a formula: believe in God + know God + honor God = a fulfilled, blessed life.

I encourage you to pray and reflect on this, and adopt a simple, personal, spiritual “mission statement.”

I close with a another story. A young doctor was having trouble knowing God, even trouble believing in God. But the doctor was a sensitive, caring, compassionate person. He went oversees to to do missionary work, helping victims of plagues and famine. Eventually, the doctor was struck down with a fatal illness. At his deathbed was his best friend, a missionary pastor. The doctor said, “It’s funny. Even now, I still don’t know God.” The pastor said to him, “It’s really doesn’t matter now how much you know God. What matters is that God knows YOU.”

WOW! It seems to be the opposite of what I’ve been saying! But it’s the way God has made us! To be spiritual people, we struggle our whole lives, pressing on to know the Lord. We need to do this, it’s how God created us. But, in the end, what really matters is that God knows you. What God knows about me is that, I hope, I’m pressing on to know God!

BVC Boys Basketball Stats & Standings – Feb. 7

Here are the Stats and Standings for Blanchard Valley Conference Boys Basketball through February 7, 2015.

Here are the Stats and Standings for Blanchard Valley Conference Boys Basketball through February 7, 2015.

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The 5th Annual Cabin Fever Reliever Winter Hike at Van Buren State Park

The 5th Annual Cabin Fever Reliever Winter Hike at Van Buren State Park

The 5th Annual Cabin Fever Reliever Winter Hike at Van Buren State Park is to take place on Saturday February 14th. The hike is self guided, with continuous starts from 10-11am.  Hikers typically follow one of two marked routes.  One route, the “Tenderfoot Route,” is about 2 miles long, with fairly even terrain and views of Van Buren Lake.  The other route is the “Frostbite Frolic Route.”  This 3.5 mile route is for more experienced hikers, and offers rolling terrain and ravines, with views of Rocky Ford Creek.  Following the hike,participants can warm up with a bowl of chili stewed in a pot over an open fire.
Participants should meet at shelterhouse #3, which is located on Township Road 229.  Refreshments will be served until 1:00pm or until they are gone!
Questions may be addressed to the park office at 419-832-7662, or by emailing natalierossman@yahoo.com.
VBLSP Cabin Fever Hike flyer
Join in the fun on Saturday!

Dick Clark League Champions!

REINEKE FAMILY DEALERSHIPS are Dick Clark Men’s Basketball League Champions!

REINEKE FAMILY DEALERSHIPS are Dick Clark Men’s Basketball League Champions!

Reineke Family Dealerships beat Hagemyer Trucking 84 – 71 in the Championship Game on Sunday, February 8.

Reineke was led by Nick Borssia with 37 points. Cody Pelton added 15 points.

For Hagemyer Trucking, Joey Hagemyer scored 24 points and Troy Perez 21.

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Front row: Cody Pelton, Brandon Solly. Nick Brossia, Jacob Ford, Jeff Long; Back Row : Kevin Sweet, Cory North, Jason Eisentrager

UPDATE – NB Little League Sign-ups – TONIGHT (Wednesday) until 7:30

The North Baltimore Little League will be holding sign-ups.

The North Baltimore Little League will be holding sign-ups.

The first one is Wednesday, Feb. 11 6:00-7:30, at the Wolfe Community Room at the NB Library. Additional dates are: Wednesday, February 24th and Wednesday March 4th  from 6:00 to 7:30pm at the NB library.

Contact Mickey Rockhill for information – mrockhill@dentalcenternwo.org.