Kevin C. Powell, 63, NB

Kevin C. Powell, 63, of North Baltimore passed away on Friday, October 20, 2017.

Kevin C. Powell, 63, of North Baltimore passed away on Friday, October 20, 2017.

He was born February 16, 1954 in Punxsutawney, PA to the late John and Betty Powell. On June 30, 1979 he married Sally Bowers and she survives along with a son, Patrick (Carolyn) Powell, daughter, Jane Powell and granddaughter Miriam Powell all of Columbus. He is also survived by two sisters; Brenda Kowalski of Findlay, Jodi (Craig) Huke of Indianapolis, IN, a brother, Dennis (Lindy) Powell of Mason, OH and numerous nieces and nephews.

Kevin graduated from Elida High School and retired from Cooper Standard Hose in Bowling Green. He was last working for the Wood County Agricultural Department. He was an active member of St. James United Methodist Church. Kevin served on the Oakwood EMS and North Baltimore EMS for over 35 years. He also served on the North Baltimore Village Council and was a member of the North Baltimore Lions Club.

Visitation will be held from 2:00 – 4:00 & 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. on Monday, October 23, 2017 at SMITH-CRATES FUNERAL HOME. A funeral service will begin at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, October 24, 2017 at SMITH-CRATES FUNERAL HOME with Pastor Phil Park-Thomas officiating. Burial will follow in New Maplewood Cemetery.

Memorial contributions can be made to St. James United Methodist Church or the North Baltimore EMS. Condolences can be expressed via www.smithcrates.com.

NB Cross Country Improves During 2017 Season

The North Baltimore High School Cross Country team wrapped up the 2017 season at District’s with several career records, including an NBHS CC Top 10 List knock-out by a female runner!

Cross Country Wrap-up from Coach Rowlinson:

Varsity Girls finished 9th place led by Lydia Hartman’s (22:14), Sydnee Smith’s (22:35), and Rachel Crouse’s (23:34), all three finished with career records. Hartman’s time puts her on North Baltimore’s top ten board of all time at number 8, knocking off cross country/track coach, Cyndi (Schwab) Hotaling from the top 10 board.

Marina Kimmel finished 4th for the Tigers with a (24:50). Katie Dewulf (26:55) took off a minute and 20 seconds from last weeks time and Gabby Kepling (27:48) rounded out the day for the girls who finished with their best top five average of the season with a 24:02, two seconds faster than last weeks performance.

Varsity Boys finished 10th place led by Levi Trout’s (18:40) and Noah Pelton’s (19:07).

Zeth Johnson (19:40) and Zion Cook (20:14) finished the day with career records with Wyatt Mowery’s (20:41) rounding out the top five for the boys. Aiden Gore (20:45) sprinted to the finish right behind Mowery and Kyle Gerdeman finished the day with a 21:36. The boys finished with a 19:41 top five average.

The 2017 season was a great success with both teams finishing 4th in the BVC and respectable places at district. The girls and boys had several top five averages that topped the past several years and 10 of the 14 runners finishing the season with their career bests.

Here is a look at the senior’s four and three year letterman’s time from their first race as a freshman/sophomore year to this year.

Marina Kimmel 2014 (25:00) – 2017 (24:13) career best 24:07
Kyle Gerdeman 2014 (26:13) – 2017 (20:21)
Aiden Gore 2014 (23:01) – 2017 (20:06) career best 19:56
Noah Pelton 2014 (22:27) – 2017 (18:13)
Gabby Kepling 2015 (31:52) – 2017 (26:52)

Awards are Tuesday night, 7:00 pm in the Auditeria.

Wood County Health District fundraising for breast cancer research

Health Commissioner Ben Batey to walk across Wood County in pink tutu on November 4……………..

BOWLING GREEN —  Wood County Health Commissioner Ben Batey has raised the stakes in his campaign to raise money for breast cancer research.

Batey, who has already exceeded two fundraising targets and pledged to walk one mile across Wood County for each $100 donated, has set a new goal of raising $5,000 for the American Cancer Society. If it’s met, he’s agreed to wear a pink tutu during the walk, slated for Saturday, Nov. 4.

During October, Batey and Wood County agencies have been raising money for the American Cancer Society as part of its Real Men Wear Pink campaign. Batey has worn pink each day of the month, and health district staff have participated in other activities to raise more than $3,500 so far.

Batey agreed to wear a pink tutu in hopes of continuing to exceed his fundraising goals, which started at $2,500.

“Now that we’ve flown past both of the marks we set, I wanted to take things up another notch and offer another incentive for people who continue to support our cause,” Batey said.

Fundraising nights are scheduled in Bowling Green from 4-8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 26 at Chipotle, and from 5-9 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 30 at Buffalo Wild Wings.

To donate directly to the campaign, visit www.bit.ly/beninpink

In addition to fundraising this month, the health district is committed year-round to promoting the importance of women’s health screenings, such as those for breast and cervical cancer. Wood County Community Health and Wellness Center, located within the health district, offers these services as well as financial support for those who qualify. Call 419-354-9049 or visit www.WCHealthCenter.org for more information.

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

Betty Jane Kreisher, 61, NB

Betty Jane Kreisher, 61, of North Baltimore, went to be with the Angels, at 9:32 p.m., Friday, October 20, 2017, at the Wood County Hospital, Bowling Green.

Betty Jane Kreisher, 61, of North Baltimore, went to be with the Angels, at 9:32 p.m., Friday, October 20, 2017, at the Wood County Hospital, Bowling Green.

She was born on April 14, 1956, in Bowling Green to the late, Donald and Dorothy (Barr) Wymer. She married Randy Kreisher on September 29, 1979 and he survives.

Betty is also survived by her daughters: April (Chad Weaver) Kreisher of Fostoria and Kelli Heldman of North Baltimore; her 5 grandchildren, which were the light of her life: David, Star, Chole, Summer and Jaqulynn; her sisters: Donna (Tom) Welch of North Baltimore and Ronda (Tony) Wright of Cygnet.

She was preceded in death by her father, Donald Wymer; and her mother, Dorothy Wymer-Palmerton.

Betty retired from Crush Proof Tubing in McComb. She loved to go camping, NASCAR, but her greatest love was spending time with her grandchildren and her family. Betty will be sadly and grealty missed by her family and friends.

A funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Thursday, October 26, 2017, at SMITH-CRATES FUNERAL HOME, North Baltimore. Burial will be in Weaver Cemetery, Bloom Township. Visitation will be held from 2:00-4:00 and 6:00-8:00 p.m., Wednesday at SMITH-CRATES FUNERAL HOME.

Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of the donor’s choice. Online condolences may be made at www.smithcrates.com.

Area Businesses: Sign-up for Trunk or Treat at Briar Hill Health Campus

Area businesses can SIGN UP TO BE PART OF OUR TRUNK OR TREAT EVENT!  Register your car with the form below, and be ready to treat our community members and possibly win a prize!

Area businesses can SIGN UP TO BE PART OF OUR TRUNK OR TREAT EVENT!  Register your car with the form below, and be ready to treat our community members and possibly win a prize!

PLEASE NOTE:  Registered vehicles can come and set up from 5:00 – 6:30 PM.

Trunk or Treaters are welcome from 6:30 – 8:00 PM.

Clean up will be from 8:00 – 9:00 pm.

MONDAY, OCTOBER 30TH • 5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Briar Hill Health Campus Parking Lot
Trunk or Treat

Please read the terms and conditions and fill out the form below:
• Participants will pay a $20 entry fee to register their vehicle for our event. Proceeds will benefit our Hope for the Holidays funds recipient – The North Baltimore Fire Department

• Participants must return the completed registration form to our campus by October 20th as space is limited

• Participants should arrive no later than 5:00 p.m. in order to set up for the event

– Space is limited to one parking space per trunk (about 15’x20’)
– Spaces will be numbered and assigned to vehicles as registrations are accepted
– Upon registration, participants should submit their trunk design/layout for approval. Please be mindful that attendees will range from toddler through grade school ages, so nothing too scary.
– No electrical power will be available
– Vehicles cannot be running during event
– For safety reasons, no parents/participants are permitted to wear masks that cover their entire face

• Please ensure the area around your car is clean and that all trash is removed prior to leaving the campus

• Selling is prohibited by vehicles at this event

• All candy must be provided in packaged containers – nothing homemade will be accepted. Other treats are acceptable (pencils, erasers, etc.)

• All vehicles must have an adult supervising during the entire event

• For safety reasons, all vehicles must stay the entire duration of the event

CONTEST

During our event, Briar Hill will award two prizes for the winning vehicle in these categories:
• Most Creative
• People’s Choice
Winners will receive a $100 cash prize!

Southeast Regional (Bloomdale) Water Reclamation Facility Public Tour

The Northwestern Water and Sewer District (The District) invites the public to tour our newly completed Southeast Regional Water Reclamation Facility in Bloomdale, Ohio. 

Protecting Lake Erie by Cleaning Rural Water:

Southeast Regional (Bloomdale) Water Reclamation Facility Public Tour

BOWLING GREEN, Ohio, – The Northwestern Water and Sewer District (The District) invites the public to tour our newly completed Southeast Regional Water Reclamation Facility in Bloomdale, Ohio.

Along the southern border of Wood County, Ohio, the small villages of Bairdstown and Bloomdale and their surrounding areas faced failing residential septic systems and an aged wastewater treatment plant. By joining The Northwestern Water and Sewer District, these villages were able to secure grants from the Ohio Water Development Authority’s (OWDA) Unsewered Community Program along with principal forgiveness through the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency’s (OEPA) Water Pollution Control Loan Fund to pay for approximately 60% of the cost of this combined $5.8 million project. 

WHAT: Public tour of the new Southeast Regional Water Reclamation Facility
WHEN: Thursday, October 26 from 4pm until 6pm
WHERE: 404 South Main Street, Bloomdale, Ohio 

Directions: From I-75, take Exit 167 (North Baltimore Exit), head east on SR 18 toward Bairdstown. Continue east on SR 18 to Bloomdale, turn right onto S. Main Street, the facility is located along the driveway of the Bloomdale Village Utility building.