Early Morning Fire Destroys Vacant House in NB

North Baltimore, Bloomdale and Hoytville Fire Departments, along with North Baltimore EMS and EMS responded to a house fire at 511 W State St. (vacant/abandoned), at around 3:00 am on Saturday, July 4.

North Baltimore, Bloomdale and Hoytville Fire Departments, along with North Baltimore EMS and EMS responded to a house fire at 511 W State St. (vacant/abandoned), at around 3:00 am on Saturday, July 4.

The fire was extinguished and is being considered suspicious:

Anyone having information regarding last nights fire is asked to contact the police department immediately –

419-257-2181

Fire W. State July 4
The vacant house appears to have recently been abandoned.
Fire W. State July 4 Neighbors siding
The fire was intense enough to melts the neighbors siding some 40 feet away.

North Baltimore Fire was again called to the scene just after noon, on July 4, as the fire did rekindle.

UPDATE:

An NBXpress reader, Dawn Williams sent us and email and some photos of the NBFD response to the rekindle. These were added Sunday afternoon (4:34 pm)

Dawn Williams says: I was awakened at 2:30 a.m. by one of the children saying, “mom, mom there is a house on fire!”
I got up and saw a towering inferno being taken care of by multiple fire departments. By 3 a.m. the huge fire was well under control.
But, at about noon, the fire crew showed up and began spraying the smoking remains again.

Fire W. State July 4 Rekindle 2

Fire W. State July 4 Rekindle 1

Lutheran Church News — St. Luke’s (NB) & St. John’s (McComb)

For Sunday July 5th….

St. Luke’s Lutheran Church, North Baltimore

“Our Speaking God” based on Ezekiel 2:1-5 is Pastor Ralph Mineo’s sermon topic at St. Luke’s Lutheran Church in North Baltimore on Sunday, July 5 at 10:15 a.m. The Lord’s Supper will be celebrated as traditional “Table Communion.” Sunday School for all ages begins at 9:00 a.m.

St. John’s Lutheran Church, McComb

“Our Speaking God” based on Ezekiel 2:1-5 is Pastor Ralph Mineo’s sermon topic at St. John’s Lutheran Church in McComb on Sunday, July 5 at 8:00 a.m. The Lord’s Supper will be celebrated as traditional “Table Communion.” Sunday School begins at 9:15 a.m. (a joint Sunday School with the McComb United Methodist Church).

NB Garden Club to Host Flower Show on Good Ole Summertime Day

Entries may be dropped off Friday night or Saturday morning……..

Here is information for the North Baltimore Garden Club Flower Show on July 25, Good Ole Summertime Day.

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SHOW CATEGORIES

ALL FLOWER SPECIMENS NEED TO BE IN CLEAR VASES OR JARS. THE GARDEN CLUB HAS VASES AVAILABLE FOR USE IN THE SHOW. PLEASE REMOVE ALL SPENT FLOWERS PRIOR TO JUDGING, AND PLEASE HAVE THE REQUIRED NUMBER OF BLOOMS IN CATEGORIES THAT ARE SPECIFIC. PLEASE BE ABLE TO TELL US WHAT SUB CATEGORY YOUR ROSE SPECIMEN WILL BE ENTERED IN AT TIME OF DROP OFF. WE HAVE ENTRY BLANKS AVAILABLE AT THE NORTH BALTIMORE PUBLIC LIBRARY IF YOU WISH TO FILL OUT AHEAD OF TIME. THE NORTH BALTIMORE GARDEN CLUB AND THE JUDGE RESERVE THE RIGHT TO ADD OR SUBTRACT CATEGORIES BASED ON ITEMS BROUGHT IN.

 

PLANT CATEGORIES:

ANNUAL HANGING BASKET

INDOOR PLANT HANGING BASKET

HOUSE PLANTS

FAIRY GARDEN

ORCHIDS AND BONSAI

LARGE FLOOR PLANTS

AFRICAN VIOLETS/FLOWERING HOUSE PLANTS

BEGONIA

GERANIUM

 

ANNUALS CATEGORIES: CLEAR VASE ONLY, WE CAN PROVIDE

MARIGOLDS, LARGE, ONE BLOOM

MARIGOLDS, DWARF, 3 BLOOMS

PETUNIAS, SINGLE, 3 FLOWERS ONE COLOR
PETUNIAS, DOUBLE, 3 FLOWERS ONE COLOR

ZINNIAS, DWARF, 3 BLOOMS ONE COLOR

ZINNIAS, LARGE, 1 BLOOM

SNAP DRAGON, ONE STEM

SALVIA, I STEM

SUNFLOWER, SMALL, 3 BLOOMS

SUNFLOWER, LARGE, 1 BLOOM

GLADIOLUS, ANY VARIETY NOT TO EXCEED 20 INCHES

ALL OTHER ANNUALS NOT LISTED…THREE BLOOMS SMALL, ONE BLOOM LARGE

 

ROSES:

HYBRID TEA ROSE, ONE BLOOM

GRANDIFLORA, 1 SPRAY

FLORIBUNDA, ONE SPRAY

MINIATURE, 1 SPRAY

SHRUB OR KNOCK OUT, ONE SPRAY

OTHER ROSE (NOT LISTED)

 

PERENNIALS:

CLEMATIS, ANY VARIETY, ONE BLOOM

COREOPSIS, ANY VARIETY, THREE BLOOMS

DAISY, ANY VARIETY, 3 BLOOMS

DELPHINIUM, ONE STOCK

GLOBE THISTLE, ONE STEM

DAY LILY, ONE SCAPE*

PHLOX, ONE STEM

YARROW, ONE STEM

RUDBECKIA, ANY COLOR, 3 BLOOMS

ECHINACEA (CONE FLOWER) ANY COLOR, ONE STOCK

HOSTA, ANY VARIETY, ONE LEAF

ORIENTAL OR ASIATIC LILY ONE STEM

ANY OTHER PERENNIALS NOT LISTED, SMALL=3 BLOOMS, LARGE= 1 BLOOM

BUTTERFLY BUSH ONE STEM
*SCAPE: STEM WITH FLOWERS AND BUDS, LENGTH NOT TO EXCEED 24 INCHES.

 

ARRANGEMENTS:

PATRIOTIC THEME ANY SIZE

MINIATURE ARRANGEMENT, LESS THAN SIX INCHES

LARGE ARRANGEMENT, ANYTHING OVER SIX INCHES

ARRANGEMENTS CAN BE IN ANY TYPE OF CONTAINER WHICH HOLDS WATER.

ARRANGEMENTS MUST CONTAIN AT LEAST 50% LIVING ITEMS


PICK UP OF ITEMS WILL BE FROM 5PM-6PM SATURDAY NIGHT. PLEASE ARRANGE FOR SOMEONE TO PICK UP BY 6PM

THANKS FOR PARTICIPATING IN THE 2015 FLOWER SHOW

Chowline: Spark interest in fruit, veggies on the Fourth

You can make produce the star of the show……

I want to rev up the healthfulness of our Fourth of July cookout. I always make a veggie platter or fruit salad, but they get bypassed for burgers, hot dogs, potato salad and chips. What can I do to draw more attention to healthier fare?

Why not take your cue from Old Glory and focus on red, white and blue fruits and vegetables this weekend?

photo credit: iStock
photo credit: iStock

Too often, people at parties and holiday gatherings treat fruits and vegetables as the Debbie Downer of dining. But with a little thought and effort, you can make produce the star of the show:

  • Put strawberries, sliced bananas and dark grapes (not quite blue, but close) on skewers.
  • On a rectangular platter, arrange raspberries and cut apples in red and white stripes, and put a bowl of blueberries in the corner.
  • Layer red, white and blue fruits in a clear glass straight-sided bowl and let it show its colors.
  • Keep it simple and just line up three bowls of red, white and blue fruits or vegetables on the buffet line. You can use watermelon, berries, cherries or red peppers; cauliflower, cole slaw, bananas, apples or white grapes; and blueberries or purple grapes.

Focusing on the colors of fruits and vegetables isn’t just a gimmick. The color of produce often indicates what sort of phytochemicals it provides. Phytochemicals are plant chemicals that aren’t essential nutrients but still appear to provide health benefits.

There are many different types of phytochemicals. Some are antioxidants that help limit damage to cells resulting from oxidation, which is a normal process in the body. Some are carotenoids, which offer many benefits including lowering the risk of age-related sight problems. Some phytochemicals appear to have anti-bacterial or anti-inflammatory properties. And some have been linked with improved blood flow, anti-cancer properties and even other benefits.

Research is still nailing down precisely the effects of phytochemicals in the body. In the meantime, you not only want to get a good variety of fruits and vegetables in your diet, but you want to make sure you regularly consume produce of all different colors — dark green, yellow, purple, orange and, of course, red, white and blue — to make sure you’re getting a broad range of these nutrients.

The Produce for Better Health Foundation offers a wealth of information about phytochemicals on its website. Arranged by color group, you can find out what fruits and vegetables contain which phytochemicals and what health benefits they offer. It has information on flavonoids, from anthocyanidins to flavonols; carotenoids, from beta-carotene to zeaxanthin; and other phytochemicals, from indoles to resveratrol. If this sparks your interest, learn more at pbhfoundation.org/about/res/pic/phytolist/.

For more information and fruit and veggie recipe ideas, see Ohio State University Extension’s “Maximize Your Nutrients” web page at localfoods.osu.edu/maximizenutrients.

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 Martha Filipic, 2021 Coffey Road, Columbus, OH 43210-1043, or filipic.3@osu.edu.

Update from Wood County Historical Center and Museum

We continue to prepare for the elevator construction – you know what they say, measure twice, cut once! …. But despite being “closed” for public tours, we still have a lot going on out on the grounds and at our partner locations …..

Hello Wood County Historical Center Supporters!

What a wonderful and busy summer season at the Wood County Historical Museum! You should be expecting the summer Chanticleer newsletter to come in the mail soon, but if you’re itching to be the first to know, you can see a sneak-peek of the newsletter on our website at www.woodcountyhistory.org

We continue to prepare for the elevator construction – you know what they say, measure twice, cut once! …. But despite being “closed” for public tours, we still have a lot going on out on the grounds and at our partner locations -here’s more:


TEA: WHO’S GOT THE BUTTON? Thursday, July 9, 2015 at 2:00 pm – RSVP BY MONDAY, JULY 6 by calling 419-352-0967 X.101 Otsego Park, 20000 West River Road, Bowling Green Sometimes the smallest things can have the biggest stories. Lori Parratt shares the history of buttons, traditional games, identification, and craft ideas. Our remaining 2015 tea themes are: Children’s Happy Birthday, Autism Awareness with the Black Swamp Ice Frogs youth hockey organization, Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead, 7 PM tea), 100 Years of Cookbooks, and our two Christmas Teas will feature live music and presentations on the history of Christmas Carols and Advent Traditions of Germany and Austria – http://www.woodcountyhistory.org/events_tea.html WOOD COUNTY ONLINE SURPLUS AUCTION – It’s like garage sale-ing but without the mosquitoes! NEXT WOOD COUNTY AUCTION: JULY 15 – http://www.woodcountyohioauctions.com/

Join us at MAX & ERMA’S Restaurant in Perrysburg (Levis Commons) on JULY 20, 11 AM – 11 PM, for a fundraiser to support the Accessibility Project. 20% of your bill will be donated to WCHS, so print out the attached coupon, or download from woodcountyhistory.org, and help support the Historical Society. Other fundraisers at Bob Evans, Oasis, and Easy Street – http://woodcountyhistory.org/pr_accessibility.html DEMO DAY – Saturday, July 25, 1-4 PM at the Historical Center Log Cabin Pack a lunch and join living historians in celebrating the end of the Civil War at a CIVIL WAR PICNIC. Festivities of the day include period games and activities. FREE Family Fun.

 

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double click to enlarge, then print flyer and bring with you to event

 

SPIRIT OF WOOD COUNTY AWARDS – DUE August 15, 2015
Nominate that special someone for our county’s most prestigious award: http://www.co.wood.oh.us/Commissioners/spirit/NominateForm.pdf

As always, please come out and take advantage of our beautiful park and herb garden (bring bug spray!) and post your pictures on our FaceBook Page! facebook.com/woodcountyhistory

Wood County Historical Center & Museum
13660 County Home Rd. Bowling Green, OH 43402
419.352.0967

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