Tigers Open BVC Play, with Win

Under the lights at Riverdale……………

The North Baltimore Tiger Football squad opened BVC play in exciting fashion, holding on at Riverdale to win 47 – 44.

NB opened up the scoring barrage with Wymer taking the ball in on a 2 yard TD scamper (Gazarek kick good). Riverdale would come right back to take the lead with a TD and 2 point conversion run. Before the 1st quarter ended it was NB leading 14 – 8, with Rader running in for a TD (Gazarek kick good).

NB would score twice more in the 2nd quarter, as Wymer took off on a 34 yard TD run (PAT no good). Then with 0:00 on the clock to end the first half, Rader hit Patterson from 48 yards out, to take the half time lead 27 – 15 (Gazarek kick good).

In the 3rd quarter, Riverdale scored as the teams traded scores. The Tiger’s coming on 48 yard TD pass to Patterson (Gazarek kick good). After 3 NB was up 34 – 22.

In the 4th quarter the Tigers would quickly score on a Rader TD pass to Flores from 7 yards out (PAT no good), to take a seemingly commanding lead 41 – 22. But Riverdale would score 3 times in the final 9:30, with Rader capping off NB’s scoring on a 7 yard TD run (Gazarek kick good), to end up with the exciting 3 point win, 47 – 44.

Wymer picked up 179 yards on 20 carries; Rader had 106 running yards on 8 carries, both had 2 rushing TD’s each.

Rader hit 11 of 20 passes for 267 yards, with 3 TD’s and 2 INT’s. David Patterson had 3 catches for 100 yards and 2 TD’s and Adam Flores had 3 catches for 106 yards and one TD.

NB finished with 184 running yards and 236 passing yards. NB was penalized 8 times for 45 yards, losing no fumbles.

Fotos by Ferg

Garrett Carles sacks the quarterback
Levi Gazarek intercepts the pass
Brady Rader takes off

The Tigers host Pandora-Gilboa next Friday at home.

September’s Paramedic Spotlight

The North Baltimore EMS Spotlight has been created to introduce the members of the North Baltimore EMS, to the citizens of North Baltimore and Henry Twp……….

by EMS Chief Phil Walter

Introducing: Mr. Christopher E. Young, Paramedic

I am proud to introduce Chris Young as North Baltimore EMS’s first Spotlight EMT/Paramedic. Chris has been with the North Baltimore EMS since January 2016. Chris has 13 years of experience in the field and is a highly qualified Paramedic who has received the Hancock County EMS provider of the year award. Chris was the Assistant Chief for the Special Operations Ground Unit for Medcorp for many years, during which time he was deployed to hurricanes: Ike, Gustav and Sandy with Medcorp Disaster Team working with FEMA. Chris also covered the Presidential Inauguration in 2008.

Introducing: Mr. Christopher E. Young, Paramedic

Chris proudly served in the armed forces in the US Navy from 1982 to 1988, and is married, with 6 children and 3 grandchildren. When Chris is not on an ambulance you will find him working on his farm raising cattle and or riding his motorcycle. Although Chris does not live in North Baltimore he has made many friends here in his short time working for the Village, and even became a member of the American Legion Post.

Chris, Thank you for your commitment and service to the North Baltimore EMS and the citizens we serve. Your efforts do not go unrecognized.


The North Baltimore EMS Spotlight has been created to introduce the members of the North Baltimore EMS, to the citizens of North Baltimore and Henry Twp. My goal is for all the citizens to recognize all the members of the EMS. In my experience it is always good to see a familiar face in those times when the EMS is needed. 

Phil Walter II

NB EMS Chief


Lutheran Church News

Sunday September 10…………….

St. Luke’s Lutheran Church, North Baltimore


“What We Do On Earth Matters” is Pastor Ralph Mineo’s sermon topic at St. Luke’s Lutheran Church in North Baltimore on Sunday, September 10 at 10:15 a.m.

This Sunday is the annual “Rally Day,” a day of revival for the Sunday School program.

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

Following worship, all worshipers are invited to a “Rally Day Cookout.”



St. John’s Lutheran Church, McComb

“What We Do On Earth Matters”is Pastor Ralph Mineo’s sermon topic at St. John’s Lutheran Church in McComb on Sunday, September 10 at 8:00 a.m.

This is the annual “Rally Day” marking a new startup of the children’s Sunday School program at 9:15 a.m.

A joint adult Sunday School continues with the McComb United Methodist Church.

Girls’ Varsity Golf – NB vs Allen East

Ladies pick up another win…………………….

Here are Girl’s Golf results from 9/7/17 @ Colonial Golf Course, Harrod


1st – North Baltimore 206

2nd – Allen East 214


NB Scores: Jordan Bucher 42, Valerie Buchanan 52, Lilly Westgate 56, Hanna Rose 56


Medalist: Jordan Bucher (NB) 42


Varsity Girls’ Golf Record:  Overall 11-2 (17-2)

submitted by Suzanne Bucher

Boys’ Varsity Golf – NB vs Ayersville & Ottoville

NB finishes first…………………

Results are in from boys match on 9/7/17 @ Country Acres Golf Course, Kalida


1st – North Baltimore 184

2nd – Ottoville 190

3rd – Ayersville 196


NB Scores: Jaden Bucher 43, Ellias Burleson 45, Hunter Baker 47, Josh Rockhill 49, Hunter Baker 51, Hunter Vogelsong 55


Medalist: Jaden Bucher (NB) 43

Record: 7-5 Overall, 3-3 BVC


submitted by Suzanne Bucher

Wood County Safe Communities September Update

September 10-16, 2017 is National Commercial Vehicle Appreciation Week. September 17-23, 2017 is Child Passenger Safety Seat Awareness week…………….

Wood County Safe Communities announced today that there have been 10 fatal crashes in Wood County compared to 9 through this same period last year.

September 10-16, 2017 is National Commercial Vehicle Appreciation Week. Please take a moment to honor all professional drivers for their hard work and commitment in tackling one of the economy’s most demanding and important jobs. These men and women are notonly doing their jobs but also working to keep our highways safe.

Also, September 17-23, 2017 is Child Passenger Safety Seat Awareness week. In WoodCounty, there has been a fatality involving a child under the age of 13 in calendar year 2017.

It is essential for parents to make sure child safety equipment in their vehicles is current with state and federal regulations and installed properly. Child safety seats reduce the risk of fatal injury by 71 percent for infants and by 54 percent for toddlers. Car seats are most effective when installed properly and used correctly.

Residents of Wood County are encouraged to contact either Wood County Hospital or Safe Kids of Greater Toledo to schedule a car seat inspection.

For More Information:

 Lt. Angel Burgos, Ohio State Highway Patrol: 419-352-2481

 Sandy Wiechman, Safe Communities Coordinator:

419-372-9353 or swiechm@bgsu.edu

Guest Column from State Representative Robert Cole Sprague

Task Force on Opioid Addiction Gives Public Open Forum for Discussion………..

Earlier this year, the Speaker of the Ohio House announced the creation of five task forces, each given the assignment to dive deeper into specific subject matters. The Task Force on Heroin, Opioids, Prevention, Education and Safety (H.O.P.E.S.) will soon begin traveling around the state to gather information and legislative policy ideas. The drug epidemic has been a primary focus of mine throughout my time in the legislature, and I’m looking forward to continue working to address this serious issue.


In 2013, I was part of a similar traveling study committee. In the four years following the committee’s work, after speaking with people throughout Ohio, the General Assembly was responsible for introducing and passing numerous legislative policies that became law. The policies attempted to address the issue in a multifaceted way, including: prevention, stopping diversion, keeping people alive, and bolstering the treatment system. Although Ohio has been a leader among many other states in regards to legislative approaches, we continue to face a pervasive and growing addiction epidemic. As representatives of the people, we will not give up in finding solutions to address the problem.


It is the goal of this task force to travel around the state and get feedback, along with new policy ideas, from local officials and others impacted by our most pressing public health challenge: the opioid addiction epidemic. To get a better idea of how to put an end to this tragic issue, we must hear from the people who are managing this issue on the ground level in Ohio’s communities. The Speaker’s Task Force on H.O.P.E.S. will hold several public roundtables throughout September and October across Ohio. We will meet in all regions of the state, and in addition to the members of the task force, House members that represent a nearby district will be invited to participate.


The roundtable meetings will last for one hour, followed by a thirty-minute session for the public to ask questions or share ideas or experiences. Through the topics of discussion, I am confident that this task force will enable members to obtain knowledge that will result in new and innovative ways to tackle this issue. Our first roundtable is scheduled on September 14th at Bowling Green State University. The meeting will begin at 1:00 pm in the Bureau of Criminal Investigation Building (750 North College Drive). Again, the roundtables will be open to the public, and we welcome any and all input that will allow us to work towards the shared goal of reducing the negative impacts of the opioid epidemic.


We have been working to combat this crisis for years and have taken many strides toward a solution, but the truth remains that Ohio continues to maintain the label of having our country’s highest rate of overdose deaths. These deaths aren’t simply figures. These deaths are grandparents, mothers, fathers, sons, daughters, brothers, sisters, relatives, and friends. The opioid epidemic does not discriminate, and although some people don’t want to admit drugs are in their community, the problem impacts every small town to big city in the State of Ohio. If you have any questions about the Speaker’s Task Force on H.O.P.E.S., please don’t hesitate to contact my office at (614) 466-3819.


For more information, contact Rep. Sprague’s office at 614-466-3819 or Rep83@ohiohouse.gov.

Church News for September 10th

For Good Shepherd and Bairdstown United Methodist Churches………………

Church of the Good Shepherd United Methodist

Church of the Good Shepherd United Methodist will celebrate the 14th Sunday after Pentecost on September 10, with worship beginning at 10:15 a.m.

Rev. Susan Kronbach will preach from Mark 4:26-29,  “The Growing Seed …”.  Sunday School for youth and adults begins at 9:15 a.m.  Sunday School for children is off for the summer.

We will also be observing Grandparents’ Day during worship.  Please invite your grandparents or grandchildren, and join us as we honor the gifts of our traditions!

Other activities at the church this week include choir practice each Wednesday evening at 7:00 p.m; and our continuing mission project to assemble cleaning kits for the United Methodist Committee on Relief to share with those who are in need from Hurricane Harvey.

Bairdstown United Methodist Church

The Bairdstown United Methodist Church will celebrate the 14th Sunday after Pentecost on September 10, with worship beginning at 9:15 a.m.

Rev. Susan Kronbach will preach “The Growing Seed …”  from Mark 4:26-29.

Sunday School class is held immediately following worship, and will be followed by our fellowship dinner.  Please plan to join us as you are able!