St. Luke’s and St. John’s Lutheran Churches

“Stay With Us” is Pastor Ralph Mineo’s sermon topic at both churches.

St. Luke’s Lutheran Church, North Baltimore

“Stay With Us” is Pastor Ralph Mineo’s sermon topic at St. Luke’s Lutheran Church in North Baltimore on Sunday, April 30 at 10:15 a.m.

Sunday School for all ages begins at 9:00 a.m.


St. John’s Lutheran Church, McComb

“Stay With Us” is Pastor Ralph Mineo’s sermon topic at St. John’s Lutheran Church in McComb on Sunday, April 30 at 8:00 a.m.

Sunday School begins at 9:15 a.m. A joint adult Sunday School is with the McComb United Methodist Church.

Arbor Day Celebrated at Powell Elementary

Members of the Giving Garden Committee at Powell School accept an Arbor Day Proclamation from Mayor Goldener during the Village Arbor Day Celebration

Members of the Giving Garden Committee at Powell School accepted an Arbor Day Proclamation from Mayor Goldener during the Village Arbor Day Celebration Friday, April 28, 2017.

North Baltimore Powell Elementary students celebrated Arbor Day by planting a Weeping Crab Tree in the Giving Garden, at the elementary school on North Main Street.

Mayor Janet Goldner of North Baltimore, gave a short history of Arbor Day and why trees are so important. She then read a proclamation to the students and staff.

Thanks to Mayor Goldner, Chris North, and the Powell Show Choir, under the direction of Ms. Meyerson, for assisting with this event.

The Powell Show Choir offered up some tunes.
Mayor Janet Goldner presented the annual Arbor Day commemoration to those assembled at The Giving Garden at Powell Elementary on North Main.
The plans for the Powell Giving Garden were shared/
The Giving Garden Committee accepts the Mayor’s proclamation. (l-r – Jen Carter, Kathi Bucher, Mayor Goldner, Marina Williford and Amanda Jacobs)

Powell Tab-U-Lators April 2017

The North Baltimore Powell Tab-U-Lators recently made their final donation of beverage can TABS for the Ronald McDonald House of North West Ohio.

The North Baltimore Powell  Tab-U-Lators recently made their final  donation of beverage can TABS  for  the  Ronald McDonald  House  of  North West Ohio.

The total  for  year was 573,800.

The Top Pop Tab-U-lator, Rick Mays said, “We  are  starting  to  collect  for  year  2017-2018….. what-da-say ….. 1,000,000  again???  Please   help!”

NB McDonald’s Manager Krissy…

Add a Tex-Mex Favorite to Your Menu

For tacos with a unique, delicious twist on tradition, try these Chicken Soft Tacos with Pickled Beet Salsa that are ready in 30 minutes…….

(Family Features) A tortilla plus a tasty filling makes a household favorite – a taco. This simple, casual, versatile, fun food knows no boundaries. Tacos can be right for breakfast, lunch, dinner and even snacks and dessert, depending on the filling.


For tacos with a unique, delicious twist on tradition, try these Chicken Soft Tacos with Pickled Beet Salsa that are ready in 30 minutes. The antioxidant-rich Aunt Nellie’s Pickled Beets lend color, as well as a refreshing sweet-tangy flavor that’s complementary to the lime juice, cilantro and red onion in the salsa. This sassy salsa is a perfect partner for rotisserie, roasted or grilled chicken, arugula and a dollop of jalapeno mustard-sour cream sauce nestled inside a soft flour tortilla.

For your taco fiesta, just set out the tortillas, salsa and other toppings and let everyone help themselves to a fun and delicious dinner.


For other versatile recipes, visit


Chicken Soft Tacos with Pickled Beet Salsa

Prep time: 25 minutes

Servings: 4



1          jar (16 ounces) Aunt Nellie’s Baby Whole Pickled Beets

2          tablespoons chopped red onion

2          tablespoons coarsely chopped fresh cilantro leaves

1          tablespoon fresh lime juice

1/4       teaspoon salt

1/4       teaspoon ground black pepper



1/3       cup sour cream

1          tablespoon jalapeno mustard

4          soft flour tortillas (6-inch diameter)

2          cups fresh arugula

2          cups chopped cooked rotisserie chicken (hot or cold)

1/4       cup crumbled queso fresco


To make salsa: drain beets and chop. In medium bowl, combine beets, onion, cilantro, lime juice, salt and pepper.


To make tacos: In small bowl, stir together sour cream and mustard; set aside.


On one half of each tortilla, place equal amounts of salsa, arugula, chicken and cheese. Top with dollops of mustard-sour cream. Fold over.


Substitution: Sliced pickled beets or three single-serve cups of Aunt Nellie’s Diced Pickled Beets may be substituted for baby whole pickled beets.


Nutritional information per serving: 380 calories; 20 g protein; 28 g carbohydrates;

20 g total fat; 650 mg sodium; 80 mg cholesterol; 1 g dietary fiber; 2 mg iron; 0.15 mg thiamin;

460 IU vitamin A; 4 mg vitamin C.

Wood County Committee on Aging, Inc. to Hold “90’s Plus Spectacular Event”

This event will celebrate those individuals in Wood County who are 90-years-old and over………

Bowling Green, OH (April 27, 2017) – Wood County Committee on Aging, Inc. (WCCOA) will hold the annual 90’s Plus Spectacular Event on Monday, May 15 at 3:30 p.m. at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, located at 315 S. College Drive in Bowling Green, Ohio.


The event will celebrate those individuals in Wood County who are 90-years-old and over.


A dinner party will be held that will consist of a slide show, musical entertainment and recognition of those 90 years and older from the Wood County Commissioners and other elected officials. Family members and friends will join to celebrate the event.


Dinner for those 90 and over sponsored by Heritage Corner Health Care Campus. Corsages sponsored by Brookdale of Bowling Green. Frames and certificates sponsored by Wood Haven Health Care. Entertainment will be sponsored by Grand Rapids Care Center.


Registration is required by Friday, May 5. Those wishing to participate can call the WCCOA program department at (419) 353-5661 or (800) 367-4935.


The mission of the Wood County Committee on Aging, Inc., shall be to provide older adults with services and programs which empower them to remain independent and improve the quality of their lives.


For information on programs and services, please contact the Wood County Committee on Aging, Inc., at (419) 353-5661, (800) 367-4935 or

FINAL DAY > NB Library Spring Book Sale

You have until 1:30 to check out the BAG SALE on Books at the NB Library!

“Friends of the NB Library Spring Book Sale”  in the Wolfe Community Room

Prizes not pictured:  $20 Marathon gas card donated by Emahiser Farms, 2 hot meals and a dozen cookies donated by Crossroads Café.  Thanks also to Mid-Wood for donating the garden supplies & “Friends” for completing the basket.  Membership applications available at the Main Desk of the library.

Saturday, April 29 – 9 am-1:30 pm

Bag Sale All Day!

All proceeds from the sale are used to benefit projects at the NB Library.


April Board of Education Meeting Held

Contracts and donations approved, students recognized, resignations accepted…………….

by Sue Miklovic

The North Baltimore Board of Education held their April meeting on Tuesday, April 25, at 6:00pm. Board member Mrs. Cheryl Cotterman was absent.

The meeting began with a packed house, as several students and their parents were present for recognition of the student’s outstanding musical accomplishments. Miss Meyerson, Vocal music, and Mr. Pack , Band, introduced students who had recently represented the school and community in various solo and ensemble contests, and Honors Choirs and Bands. The Board applauded the students and presented them win a commemorative pin. The families were thanked for their support of the musical arts.

Treasurer Steven Stewart reported he is working on his 5 year forecast for the district, which he will present in OCTOBER. He is presenting gathering input from the building principals.

Superintendent Mr. Ryan Delaney’s Report:

*We are seeing growth in our technology program. Also, our breakfast program has expanded.

* Enrollment is up slightly

* “Please accept my apologies for the fields not being ready” he said, referring to the baseball and softball programs not being able to use their newly constructed facilities at the beginning of this season.

Powell Elementary Report-Principal Mr. Mark Lange:

*All teacher evaluations have been completed.

* Tree dedication to be held Friday, in partnership with the Village. It will be planted in the Memory Garden.

*The new breakfast procedures are a huge hit with the students.

*All students will have a field trip sometime in April or May.

*”Muffins for Moms” is May 12th at 7:15a.m.

*A free performance of The Velveteen Rabbit is being provided for Powell children on May 22 by the BGSU Music department.

*Field Day is Friday, May 19th

*6th Grade Graduation is May 24th at 6:00p.m.

*Powell awards assembly is May 25th at 9:00a.m.
*STARS Summer Camp will be offering breakfast, lunch, and an afternoon snack for the very first time this summer.

Principal’s Report-Dr. Falkenstein

*Administration of the ACT went really well!

*The musical this year was really well thought out.  Funny!  Inclusive of many age groups!  Cleverly scripted.  Great live music in the pit.  Technically strong.  Miss Meyerson and Mr. Pack nailed it, and I want to give them a public THANK YOU!

*Wednesday-Thursday: Math End of Course Exams (Grades 7-10).  Grades 11-12 have a 2-hour delay.

*Thursday: Mock Crash (community is invited to attend at football field at 1:00)

*Friday the 28th: Mock Crash follow-up assembly in the AUD (8:30-10:30).

*Saturday the 29th: PROM 6:00 till midnight.  After prom is at NBHS from midnight till 4:00 am.


End of year calendar items:

Academic Honors Night is Wednesday, May 3 at 7 pm in the gym.

Seniors Awards Assembly is Thursday, May 11 at 2:00.

6th graders visiting MS students—a new way to ease some anxiety: May 12.

MS Spring Dance: Saturday, May 13 from 7:30-9:30.  6th graders invited.

Penta Recognition Ceremonies X 5: Week of May 15

MS DC Trip leaves: Wednesday, May 17

Senior Exams: Friday, May 19

Baccalaureate Service at Good Shepherd Church: Sunday, May 21 at 4 pm

Seniors Last Day/Rehearsal/Picnic, Monday, May 22.

Underclass exams: May 24-25.

Commencement is Sunday, May 28 at 2:00.

Additional business from the board meeting included:

* Accept the resignation of Rob Luderman, Math teacher, Athletic Director.

* Approved several certified and classified contracts for the 2017-2018 school year

* Approved a list of 47 Seniors eligible for graduation.

* Approved a service provided by Casey Farms, at no charge to the district, to farm 18 acres of school property, and to donate the harvested crop, for the 2017 growing season.

*Approved the authorization to begin the process to purchase school bus/s for the 2017-2018 year.

*Approved a $609.28 donation from Ball Corporation to the District.

*In a Board Committee report for the Athletic Council, Mr. Delaney stated that the BVC Conference is debating the option of charging admission for BVC softball and baseball contests next season. It may be voted on soon.





Tiger Baseball Wins at Northwood

North Baltimore High School Baseball knocked off Northwood in a non-league game

North Baltimore High School Baseball knocked off Northwood in a non-league game Friday night 8-1.
NB’s Levi Gazarek went all 7 innings on the mound for NB to pick up the win for the Tigers.  Gazarek struck out 7 and allowed 6 hits.  Gazarek also had 2-1B rbi and scored 3runs, David Patterson had a 2B, Adam Flores 1B rbi, Owen Stewart 1B, Tyler Durfey 1B all for the Tigers.
Lance Vickers had 2-1B for the Northwood Rangers.
NB is now 9-11 overall.
                           1  2  3  4  5  6  7     r   h  e
Northwood           0  0  0  1  0  0  0     1   6  3
North Baltimore    1  1  0  3  1  2  –      8   6  1
WP- Gazarek
LP-  Barns

TODAY – NBLS Relay for Life Garage Sale and Bake Sale

Annual garage sale and bake sale is INDOORS TODAY in the Powell Elementary School gym!

The North Baltimore Local School Relay for Life team will be holding their annual garage sale and bake sale on Saturday, April 29th in the Powell Elementary School gymnasium. The sale will start at 9:00 am and last until 2:00 pm. Children and adult clothes; toys, books, household items and furniture will be sold at the event. Baked goods will also be available for a donation. Everything will be $5 a grocery bag unless otherwise marked.

If you want to donate items for the garage sale or bake sale, donations will only be accepted on Friday, April 28th from 3-4:30 pm at the Powell Elementary Gym.

All profits from the sale will benefit the Southern Wood County Relay for Life, a fundraiser for the American Cancer Society.

Spice Up Spring Cleaning

While cleaning out the cupboards, you may encounter forgotten spices or those that are approaching their “best by” dates and need to be used………

(Family Features) While you’re making this year’s spring cleaning chore list, remember that a true deep clean means decluttering your kitchen from inside the cabinets out.


“The idea of spring cleaning is especially relevant to the spice rack,” said Mark Garcia, chef at McCormick Kitchens. “Many people keep the same herbs and spices in their cabinet for years, not realizing that flavor and aroma tend to fade over time.”


He offers the following tips for ensuring your herbs and spices are at their freshest and ready to complement the season’s signature flavors:

  • Sight: Check that the colors of your spices and herbs are bright and vibrant. If the color has faded, so has the flavor.
  • Aroma: Rub or crush the spice or herb in your hand. If the aroma is weak, it is time to replace it.
  • Taste: Give the herb or spice a taste test. If it lacks flavor, it is past its prime.
Photo–Getty Images

To ensure you’re cooking with the freshest flavor, check your spice’s “best by” date and keep these shelf life guidelines in mind:

  • Ground spices: 2-3 years
  • Whole spices: 3-4 years
  • Seasoning blends: 1-2 years
  • Herbs: 1-3 years


When you shop to replace discarded spices, keep these storage tips in mind:

  • Keep spices and herbs away from heat, moisture and direct sunlight.
  • Avoid storing spices and herbs over the stove, dishwasher or sink, or near a window.
  • Members of the red pepper family, including paprika and chili powder, will retain their color and remain fresher when stored in the refrigerator.


While putting your spices to use, follow these simple guidelines:

  • Try not to sprinkle spices and herbs directly from the bottle into a steaming pot. Repeated exposure to heat and moisture can hasten flavor loss and could result in caking. Instead, measure them into a cup, measuring spoon or bowl and then add them.
  • Be sure to use a completely dry measuring spoon when dipping it into a spice or herb.
  • Replace bottle lids tightly immediately after use.


While cleaning out the cupboards, you may encounter forgotten spices or those that are approaching their “best by” dates and need to be used. That’s the perfect excuse to experiment with new recipes or to reward your hard work with a sweet treat.

Find more recipes and tips for keeping your spice rack in tip-top shape at or look for McCormick Spice on Facebook and Pinterest.





Baseball & Softball Fotos vs. Arlington

The NBHS Baseball and Softball teams hosted Arlington in BVC action earlier in the week.

The NBHS Baseball and Softball teams hosted Arlington in BVC action earlier in the week.

Here’s the Fotos by Ferg of the action:

Chloe Hopple gets a “high five” from coach Hernandez after stealing 3rd base
Makayla Light fires it in after fielding the base hit
Jasmine McNett watches the ball leave her bat…
… and then the park, for a Home Run!!

The Lady Tigers picked up the win 8 – 7.

Levi Gazarek fields the ball at shortstop
Birthday boy Owen Stewart singles
Brady Rader delivers the pitch
Tyler Durfey has the Arlington player in a rundown