UPDATED (Photos Added) Vikings Stymie Tigers in BVC Clash

The North Baltimore High School Football Tigers traveled to Leipsic for another important BVC contest, hoping to get a key win…

by JP Miklovic

The North Baltimore High School Football Tigers traveled to Leipsic for another important BVC contest, hoping to get a key win…

Leipsic shut down the Tigers offense to just 168 total yards, not allowing NB to score until about 5 minutes to go in the 3rd quarter. Leipsic was ahead 22 – 0 after the 1st quarter, 36 – 0 at the half, with the final score 42 – 12.

Brader Rader hit just 11 of 23 passes for 111 yards, 1 INT and 1 TD pass of 5 yards to Levi Gazarek, who had 4 catches for 66 yards.  Kole Wymer led the Tigers in running the ball with 50 yards on 10 carries and a TD run of 67 yards.

Leipsic ran the ball 45 times for 277 yards and 5 TD’s. The Vikings completed 6 of 11 passes for 111 yards and 1 TD.

North Baltimore falls to 3 – 3 in the BVC and 4 – 4 overall. Leipsic improves to 4 – 2 in the BVC, 6 – 2 overall.

Fotos by Ferg

Nate Staley jumps on the fumble
Kole Wymer runs over the would be defender
Brady Rader splits the defenders and runs up field
Tyler Durfey receives the kick off and runs it. Click on any of the photos to ENLARGE

Next week for the Tigers is Senior Night, at NB’s War Memorial Stadium, battling the Arcadia Redskins in BVC action- more details this week.

ODOT Work I – 75 South of NB (Findlay)

Upcoming ODOT work this week

Week of Oct. 16, 2017

The following is highway construction scheduled to occur within Hancock County.

Upcoming ODOT work this week

Week of Oct. 16, 2017

The following is highway construction scheduled to occur within Hancock County.

For information concerning the Interstate 75 reconstruction and widening project through Findlay and Hancock County, visit the website:


State Route 186/state Route 235 overlap, McComb, is now open following a railroad crossing repair.

Interstate 75 northbound just north of state Route 103, Bluffton, will have reduced-width lanes through the work zone for replacement of curb and guardrail. Two lanes of traffic will be maintained the majority of time, but some intermittent lane closures will occur during daytime and nighttime hours. The project will continue until late October. Work is being performed by Eagle Bridge, Sidney.

State Route 235 pavement repair and resurfacing from the Hardin County line to county Road 304 is essentially complete with little impact to traffic expected during finish work.

Contact: ODOT District 1’s public information office
(419) 999-6803; DO1.PIO@dot.ohio.gov

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The environmental review, consultation and other actions required by applicable Federal environmental laws for these projects are being, or have been, carried out by ODOT pursuant to 23 U.S.C. 327 and a Memorandum of Understanding dated December 11, 2015, and executed by FHWA and ODOT.


National Teen Driver Safety Week is October 15-21…………..

(COLUMBUS) – National Teen Driver Safety Week is October 15-21, and Ohio Department of Insurance Director Jillian Froment and John Born, Director of the Ohio Department of Public Safety (ODPS), which includes the Ohio State Highway Patrol, are encouraging all parents to talk to their teen drivers about the rules of the road when they are behind the wheel as well as the dangers of distracted driving.

“Educating teen drivers about the consequences of driving distracted can help keep them safer,” said Ohio Department of Insurance Director Jillian Froment.  “Parents should set aside time for these important discussions and to review the insurance consequences of dangerous driving. Also consider working with teens on a safe driving contract that addresses the privileges that can be lost because of unsafe driving choices.”

Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death for teens in the United States – ahead of all other types of injury, disease or violence. In 2015, 1,972 teen passenger-vehicle drivers (15 to 18 years old) were involved in fatal traffic crashes, resulting in 2,207 deaths nationwide, of which 1,730 were teens. An estimated 99,000 teen drivers of passenger vehicles were injured in motor vehicle traffic crashes.

“Parents are encouraged to remind their children that if they are distracted, they are not driving,” said ODPS Director Born. “These important conversations should take place not just this week, but every week.”

Young drivers who are 15 to 19-years-old were involved in 15 percent of all traffic crashes in Ohio from 2014 to 2016. An action on the part of the teen driver contributed to more than 72 percent of these crashes. These crashes resulted in 286 fatalities and 41,511 injuries.

“Responsibility, awareness and safety are so important for our youngest drivers,” said Colonel Paul Pride, Patrol superintendent. “One poor decision behind the wheel could have a lasting impact on people’s lives, including their own.”

Parents can play an important role in helping ensure their teen drivers take smart steps to stay safe on the road. Through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s (NHTSA) “5 to Drive” campaign, parents are provided tips on how to talk about safe driving behaviors with their teens and to address the most dangerous and deadly driving behaviors for teen drivers: alcohol; lack of seat belt use; distracted and drowsy driving; speeding; and driving with passengers.

NHTSA’s website, www.nhtsa.gov/road-safety/teen-driving, has detailed information and statistics on teen driving and outlines the basic rules parents can use to help reduce the risks for teen drivers:

  1. No Drinking and Driving. All teens are too young to legally buy, possess, or consume alcohol, but they are still at risk. Nationally in 2015, almost one out of five teen passenger vehicle drivers involved in fatal crashes had been drinking. Remind your teen that driving under the influence of any impairing substance, including illicit and prescription drugs, could have deadly consequences and is strictly enforced.
  2. Buckle Up—Every Trip, Every Time. Everyone—Front Seat and Back. Wearing a seat belt is one of the simplest ways for teens to stay safe in a vehicle and it is required in all 50 States. Yet too many teens are not buckling up, and neither are their passengers. In 2015, 531 passengers died in a car, truck, or SUV driven by a teen driver, and 58 percent of those passengers were NOT buckled up at the time of the fatal crash. Even more troubling, in 84 percent of cases when the teen driver was unbuckled, the passengers were also unbuckled. Remind your teen that it’s important to buckle up on every trip, every time, no matter what – front seat and back.
  3. Eyes on the Road, Hands on the Wheel. All the Time. Distractions while driving are more than just risky—they can be deadly and are outlawed in 47 States, Washington DC, Puerto Rico, Guam, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. In 2015, among teen passenger-vehicle drivers involved in fatal crashes, 10 percent were reported as distracted at the time of the crash. Remind your teen about the dangers of texting and using a phone while driving. Distracted driving isn’t limited to cell phone use; other passengers, audio and climate controls in the vehicle, and eating or drinking while driving are all examples of dangerous distractions for teen drivers.
  4. Follow the Posted Speed Limit.Speeding is a critical issue for all drivers, especially for teens. In 2015, almost one-third (29%) of teen passenger vehicle drivers involved in a fatal crash were speeding at the time of the crash. Remind your teen to always drive within the speed limit.
  5. Passengers.Passengers in a teen’s car can lead to disastrous consequences. According to data analyzed by NHTSA, teen drivers were 2.5 times more likely to engage in one or more potentially risky behaviors when driving with one teenage peer, when compared to driving alone. The likelihood of teen drivers engaging in risky behaviors triples when driving with multiple passengers.
  6. Avoid Driving Tired. Teens are busier than ever – studying, extracurricular activities, part-time jobs, and spending time with friends are among the long list of things they do to fill their time. However, with all of these activities, teens tend to compromise something very important: sleep. This is a dangerous habit that can lead to drowsy driving. Make sure your teen gets a good night’s sleep; their grades, their friends, their passengers, and other drivers will thank them because they’ll be a safer driver.

Parents can help protect their teen drivers by talking with them about these risks. Surveys show that teens whose parents set firm rules for driving typically engage in less risky driving behaviors and are involved in fewer crashes.

Explaining the rules and any other restrictions outlined in Ohio’s graduated driver licensing (GDL Law) and the deadly consequences of unsafe driving practices can help encourage teens to exhibit safe driving behaviors.

Parents should conduct an insurance review with an agent to secure adequate insurance for their teen driver. Having a teen driver in the household can affect the family’s auto insurance premium. The type of vehicle a teen driver uses as well as driving violations can impact the cost of insurance. Most insurance companies offer discounts for having more than one car on a policy or having both your auto and homeowners insurance with the same company. Ohioans with insurance questions can call the Ohio Department of Insurance consumer hotline at 1-800-686-1526. A young drivers guide to auto insurance is available at www.insurance.ohio.gov while teen driving safety tips and an interactive teen driving contract can be found at www.insureuonline.org.

For more information about National Teen Driver Safety Week and safe driving tips for teens, please visit www.nhtsa.gov/road-safety/teen-driving.

Veterans Appreciation Celebration

Free admission to all past and present service members! Donation of choice required for the entry of all others. Live music with Mick DeVille and the Eldorados.

Free admission to all past and present service members! Donation of choice required for the entry of all others. Live music with Mick DeVille and the Eldorados.

Please join us to honor past and present service men and women

Saturday October 21st 7pm at the N. Baltimore American Legion Post #539

Live music begins at 7:30pm with Mick DeVille and the Eldorados playing hits from the 60’s followed by Matt Gazarek’s Blue Wall Of Silence providing modern and classic country

Free admission to all past and present service members

Donation of choice required for the entry of all others

Contact The American Legion

    Post 539 For More Info


Mick DeVille appears courtesy of Where’s The Bag Productions in association with Merrick & Clam. Matt Gazarek’s Blue Wall Of Silence appears courtesy of Chicken Coop Records and Maverick/Law Dog Booking LLC.


NB Village Council to Meet Oct. 17

October 17, 2017
7:00 PM


October 17, 2017
7:00 PM


I. Pledge of Allegiance

II. Roll Call

III. Approval of the Minutes

IV. Public Participation (5min limit)

V. Letters and Communications

VI. Administrative Reports

Finance Officer:

EMS Chief
Fire Chief:
Police Chief: No reports due
Utility Director
DPW Superintendent

Village Administrator:
Proposed motion: to extend an offer of employment to Mr. Josh May for the open position in the water/sewer department at a rate of $14.19 per hour.

An ordinance, 2017-38 will be presented tonight for approval of a contract with Poggemeyer for SRTS Project.


Appointed Legal Counsel:


VII. Standing Committees

Economic and Community Development (Ms. Thompson)

Public Safety (Mr. Patterson)

Personnel, Policy and Ordinance Review (Mr. Rose)

Public Works (Mr. Carles)

Public Utilities (Mr. Van Mooy)

Finance and Technology (Ms. Emahiser-Ryder)

VIII. New Legislation, Resolutions, Motions or Business


IX. Second Reading of Ordinances and Resolutions


X. Third Reading of Ordinances and Resolutions


XI. Other New Business

XII. Other Old Business

XIII. Payment of the Bills

XIV. Adjournment

Baked Steak Dinner to be Held before NB vs. Vanlue Football Game

Tickets need to be purchased by October 25th……………

There will be a baked steak dinner before the NB@Vanlue football game on October 27th. The dinner will be served in the Vanlue HS Cafeteria. Tickets must be purchased by October 25th..Here is more information:

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Congressional Challenger On a Thousand Mile March for Conservatism

Wolfrum walks through North Baltimore recently, stopping by Library and knocking on doors………..

VAN WERT — U.S. Congressional candidate Todd Wolfrum wants to lead the country in a more conservative direction and he is taking the steps to prove it.
Wolfrum started walking the Fifth District in northwest Ohio in August. He has been knocking on doors in more than 25 communities and telling Republican voters his views on taxes, health care and his conservative outlook.Like most Americans, Wolfrum wants the Washington Swamp drained of leaders who fail to represent the true values of their constituents. “When I started, I was just trying to get to as many people as possible,” Wolfrum said.

“I’ve had a Fitbit on my wrist for years so I would just jot down at the end of each day going door to door how many miles I’d covered and I realized that I’m very likely going to have over a thousand miles walked through the Fifth District before it’s all over. A thousand miles to deliver a conservative message – it’s become its own thing.”
Wolfrum walked his 300th mile Monday in Sylvania and knocked on his 5,000th door Tuesday, October 3rd in North Baltimore. He is well on his way on his 1,000-mile journey for conservatism.

From Mr. Wolfrum’s facebook page:

A spokesperson for Mr. Wolfrum told us he usually includes a selfie, while visiting communities. While in NB, he stopped by the library to drop off some copies of his book, and snapped a Tiger paw from someone’s driveway or doorstep.
“Republicans have been telling their voters the same things for years and then they disappear after they are elected. I don’t think it’s because they are dishonest, I think it’s because they get comfortable and find making the conservative fight in Washington is too much work. In walking a thousand miles, I think I’m showing voters the thing I fear least is work.”

Wood County Health District fundraising for breast cancer

Health commissioner will walk across Wood County to honor donations……

BOWLING GREEN —  Wood County Health Commissioner Ben Batey is one of ten Northwestern Ohio participants who will raise money for breast cancer research during October’s “Real Men Wear Pink” campaign.


In addition to wearing pink each day of the month, Batey, whose goal is to raise $2,500 for the American Cancer Society, has also pledged to walk one mile across Wood County for every $100 contributed to the campaign. To donate, visit www.bit.ly/beninpink


Batey came up with the idea to walk so that he would have some skin in the game alongside those who choose to donate. Wood County Health District is raising money by selling T-shirts and holding benefit nights at local restaurants during October.


Breast cancer research is a meaningful cause for Batey, whose best friend’s mother is a survivor. His wife is an oncology nurse at University of Toledo Medical Center.


Wood County Community Health and Wellness Center, located within the Wood County Health District, is a great resource for women seeking preventative health screenings. Nurse Practitioner Katie Barricklow is accepting new patients for all kinds of women’s health issues. Financial assistance is available for those who qualify through the Breast and Cervical Cancer Project (BCCP). Social Worker Rhonda Stoner is available to help anyone make the connections necessary to get the health screenings they need. Please visit www.WCHealthCenter.org or call 419-354-9049 for more information or to make an appointment.


Donna Foster, registrar at the health district, was diagnosed with breast cancer about 10 years ago, when she was a small business owner with no health insurance. Her doctor found a lump in her breast during her yearly check-up. BCCP was able to help with mammogram expenses.


During Donna’s treatment, the American Cancer Society helped with her travel expenses to and from the hospital. Donna was able to beat the cancer, and she hopes that sharing her story will encourage women who think they can’t afford it to have preventative tests done.


Please help us reach our goal and spread the message about preventative care. Any donation to the American Cancer Society will help, and any referral to the health center could save a life.


The mission of Wood County Health District is to prevent disease, promote healthy lifestyles and protect the health of everyone in Wood County. Our Community Health and Wellness Center provides comprehensive medical services for men, women and children. We welcome all patients, including uninsured or underinsured clients, regardless of their ability to pay, and we accept most third-party insurance. For more information, visit www.woodcountyhealth.org