DCML – NB Men’s Basketball Sign-up Deadline

NEW players will be drafted to one of eight existing teams THIS SUNDAY! Call Nick Brossia TODAY!!! Play begins Nov. 12!

The North Baltimore Men’s Basketball League, also known as the Dick Clark Memorial League (DCML) will begin play for the 2017 – 18 Season on Sunday, November 12, at NB High School gym, on Tiger Drive.

The league is open to players, over 18, who live or work in North Baltimore, or graduated/attended NBHS.

Those wishing to join the league, should contact Nick Brossia – by Friday, Nov. 3  – 419-575-3977. New players will be drafted to one of eight existing teams THIS SUNDAY!

The first official week of scheduled play is Nov. 12

There is NO Open Gym.

The “draft” (captain’s only) will be held on Sunday, Nov. 5.

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The games are played on Sunday’s, first game starting at 12:15, there are four games per week. The season usually ends in late January, following the tournament.

Players that are already on a team, do not need to sign up.

The league fee is $55 per player and must be paid by the 4th week of the season. The fee helps to cover the cost of team shirts, officials (Dutch Hopple and Joe Kepling) and scorekeepers (Alivia and Makayla Light). Checks should be made out “Dick Clark  Men’s League”.

TheNBXpress.com posts the schedule, rosters, scores and scoring and submitted photos (to editor@thenbxpress.com).

Questions, concerns and comments should be directed to Nick Brossia – 419-575-3977.

Troop 315 November Newsletter

October proved to be a very productive month for the scouts, community and updates. 

Troop 315 November Newsletter 

October proved to be a very productive month for the scouts, community and updates.  
Our Scouting for food efforts brought in 548 pieces from N. Baltimore and Risingsun.  also Bloomdale brought in 350+ pieces.  Bridge Church said they assist 43 families in the area so we are thankful they help our community in this way.  Also,  Our scout house receive a new floor , thanks to the American Legion and all the sweat labor our scout dads and friend contributed.  We now have a fully tiled and grouted ceramic floor in place of the layers of peeling paint from years gone by.    Scouts also worked on Public Speaking merit badge and attended the Fall Camporee in Pemberville, OH. 
Although, short lived,  Through peer to peer, recruitment night and Webelos crossovers,, Our troop is 35 scouts strong , Right Now ! ! Woo Hoo.  This is a 40 year high for us ! ! The reason for the , short lived, comment is our annual re-charter and membership renewal is underway.  That means scouts who age out or moved away will drop from our membership,  Boo Hoo.  The biggest joy from their scoutmaster is to see these adults in our community working their way to success.  I talked to Hank Matthes during the Halloween parade Saturday night ,  He really shows how a boy , through programs like scouts and a great family core can become someone awesome. 
November 5
We will wrap up Public speaking and review on hiking and camping in cold weather ,  Also we will be sealing the grout and bringing in all the items stored in the trailer so be ready to pitch up this Sunday.  Speaking of Public Speaking,  Scouts,  plan on doing your speech .  It’s an easy merit badge
November 11-12
We are hiking to Dc Roberts woods down the Slippery Elm Trail. aprox 3 miles, with all our gear in packs.  We will leave the scout house at 9:00am Saturday morning and return Sunday.  Scouts please pay attention to the training.  you’ll need to carry your tent but also plan on who your buddy is so you may bunk together,  Less is more so pack lite but be sure you, or your chosen buddy, has shelter .  A list of groceries is below , Please email me what you can pick from the list.  If you can bring me items early,  I will have a bit of a supplies box and water out at camp to help keep their packs lighter.  Now if only I can keep the animals away prior to  us arriving 🙂
40 Hot Dogs  (5 packs)
5 packs buns (8 pack)
2 bags chips
4 lbs beef ( browned and bagged chilled with some fat from pan)
4 boxes spaghetti noodles
4 jars spaghetti sause
5 bags little Debbie doughnuts
2 jugs sunny D
November 19
Larry Bateson will do Citizenship merit badges with all scouts,  These are eagle required and include Citizenship in Community, Nation, World,  There are also 2 bonus merit badges earned during these meetings,  Don’t miss any troop meetings.  Of the 11 Eagle required, 3 are being taught right here.   There will be approx. 4 to 5 meetings devoted to this and Larry does make it interesting and fun. 
Wreaths and Meat stick Fundraiser
Also on the 19,  Please turn in all your orders and money you collected for Wreaths and meat stick Fundraiser,  Dawn will assemble wreaths and I will order our meat sticks that Monday.  The flower shop will announce when you can pick up your orders
November 26
Troop 315 will have our annual bowling party at Ten Pin Lanes in North Baltimore ,  No cost and is from 2:00pm – 4:00pm.  Parents are welcome to bring  snack items to the event however,  Ten Pin Lanes also has a grill and fryer if you want to purchase food & beverages. 
December 6
Wednesday night is the Village annual Santa Claus visit at Bob Kelley Chevy.  Our scouts dress up as elves ( we have the outfits) and assist at the event.   Plan on arriving at 5:15pm that night.  Santa arrives at 6:30 and doors open to public at 6:00.  The event has horse drawn carriage rides, cookies, and a bike give away.  Our troop is the planning committee for the Chamber for this event so it is important to do our best  as scouts and as chamber members. 
John Wayne’s take on Scout Law. 
posted from BRYON on SCOUTING.org


in 1979, dignitaries including President Gerald Ford honored Academy Award-winning actor John Wayne at a dinner hosted by the BSA’s Los Angeles Area Council.  The council named the John Wayne Outpost Camp after The Duke, paying tribute to the actor only a few months before his death on June 11, 1979.  It was at this dinner that Wayne shared his own interpretation of the Scout Law and what it means to him. (This script is from the May-June 1979 issue ofScouting found in our archives.)

“A Scout is trustworthy, loyal, helpful, friendly, courteous, kind, obedient, cheerful, thrifty, brave, clean, and reverent,” he said.  “Nice words. Trouble is, we learn them so young we sometimes don’t get all the understanding that goes with them. I take care of that with my family. As each boy reaches Scout age, I make sure he learns the Scout Law. Then I break it down for him with a few things I’ve picked up in the more than half century since I learned it.
“A Scout is …

Trustworthy – The badge of honesty. Having it lets you look any man straight in the eye. Lacking it, he won’t look back. Keep this one at the top of your list.
Loyal – The very word is life itself, for without loyalty we have no love of person or country.
Helpful – Part sharing, part caring. By helping each other, we help ourselves, not to mention mankind. Be always full of help — the dying man’s last words.
Friendly – Brotherhood is part of that word. You can take it in a lot of directions — and do — but make sure and start with brotherhood.
Courteous – Allow each person his human dignity, which means a lot more than saying “yes ma’am” and “Thank you, sir.” It reflects an attitude that later in life you “wish you had honored more … earlier in life.” Save yourself that problem. Do it now.
Kind – This one word would stop wars and erase hatreds. But it’s like your bicycle. It’s just no good unless you get out and use it.
Obedient – Start at home, practice it on your family, enlarge it to your friends, share it with humanity.
Cheerful – Anyone can put on a happy face when the going’s good. The secret is to wear it as a mask for your problems. It might surprise you how many others do the same thing.
Thrifty – Means a lot more than putting pennies away, and it’s the opposite of cheap. Common sense covers it just about as well as anything.
Brave – You don’t have to fight to be brave. Millions of good, fine, decent folks show more bravery than heavyweight champs just by getting out of bed every morning, going out to do a good day’s work, and living the best life they know how against a lot of odds. Brave. Keep the word handy every day of your life.
Clean – Soap and water help a lot on the outside. But it’s the inside that counts and don’t ever forget it.
Reverent – Believe in anything that you want to believe in, but keep God at the top of it. With Him, life can be a beautiful experience. Without Him, you are just biding time.
Wayne thanked the hosts for putting his name on the Scout camp, adding, “I would rather see it here than on all the theater marquees the world over.”
Shawn Benjamin

God Has A Plan For You: a devotion by Ann Elaine Broughton

God has a special purpose for your life and with his strength you can show Jesus’ love to others in your special way………………..

“For we are God’s workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do” (Ephesians 2:10 NIV).

“Why was I ever born?” Have you ever said that to yourself?  I believe there are those reading this right now who think this. Please know that you were born for a very special purpose that God has prepared for you. You are one of a kind and nobody else is like you. God has given you special talents and gifts that you need to use to serve others. I love the verse when Jesus says that the very hairs on your head are numbered. (Matthew 10:30) God knew you before you were born and loved you. “For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made;” (Psalms 139:13-14 NIV). “For great is your love, reaching to the heavens; your faithfulness reaches to the skies”(Psalm 57:10 NIV).

God wants you to trust Him with your future and know that His strength will empower you to do His will even when it seems impossible. My favorite verse is: “With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible” (Matthew 19:26 NIV). Also, “ I can do all things  through Christ who strengthens me” (Philippians 3:16 KJV).

God has a special purpose for your life and with his strength you can show Jesus’ love to others in your special way. You have a gift that can be used to help others. “We have different gifts, according to the grace given us” (Romans 12:6 NIV). It could be encouraging others, teaching, contributing to the needs of others, leadership, etc. You must pray and ask God what you can do with your gift and then, with God’s strength, use it.

Dear Lord,

I know you have a purpose for my life. Help me to use the gifts you have given me to serve others and be a witness of your tremendous love.

In Jesus’ name,



Update: Northwestern Water and Sewer District Projects

Although many of these construction and maintenance projects are performed underground, our utility work can impact roads throughout our area,so be careful as you travel around Wood County…………….

BOWLING GREEN, Ohio, – The Northwestern Water and Sewer District (the District) delivers water and sewer services to over 19,000 customers in Wood, Sandusky and Hancock counties.  Although many of our construction and maintenance projects are performed underground, our utility work can impact roads throughout our area.  The District will announce updates and when additional projects are under contract.  Updates and additions are highlighted in bold and underlined.

Wood County

Bloomdale – Water Line Maintenance *UPDATE*
Through November, short-term, intermittent lane restrictions are possible on Cherry Street in Bloomdale for restoration work.  Project complete: November. 

Millbury – Sanitary Sewer Improvements
Through June 2018, short-term, intermittent lane restrictions are possible throughout the Village of Millbury for sewer work and manhole repairs.  Project complete: June 2018.

Northwood – Curtice Road Waterline Replacement
Through November, intermittent lane restrictions are possible on Curtice Road between Bradner Road and Reva Drive for minor restoration work.  Traffic will be maintained by flaggers.  Project complete: March 2018.

Perrysburg Township – Sanitary Sewer Improvements *NEW PROJECT*
Effective today, through July 2018, short-term intermittent lane restrictions are possible throughout Perrysburg Township, north of SR 795, for sewer work and manhole repair.  Project complete: July 2018.

Perrysburg Township – Starbright Subdivision Water Line Project
Through November, lane restrictions and closures are possible within the Starbright subdivision.  Local access will be maintained.  Project complete:  November.

Plain Township – U.S. Route 6 – Water Main Maintenance *UPDATE*
Water main work on US 6, between Green Road and Potter Road has been postponed until further notice.  Shoulder restrictions will be announced. 

Washington Township, State Route 65 Pump Station Upgrade *UPDATE*
Through November, daytime lane restrictions are possible on State Route 65 near State Route 235 for pump station upgrade.   Traffic will be maintained by flaggers.  Project complete: November.

Hydrant Flushing
Through December, weekdays from 8am until 3:30pm, crews will be flushing and testing fire hydrants in Northern Wood County.  Testing will be performed on all hydrants in the City of Rossford and all hydrants east of the City of Perrysburg corporation limits to I-280 in Lake Township.  The affected areas include Ampoint Industrial Park, Owens Community College, Village of Walbridge, Moline and Ohio Turnpike Exit 5 Interchange.  Subdivisions that will be tested include The Hamlet, Belmont County Club, Starbright, Lakemont, Homecraft, etc.  Residents are advised to flush water from their taps if the water becomes discolored.  For more information: http://www.nwwsd.org/operations/water-quality/hydrant-main-line-flushing-info/

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AG DeWine Releases “Recovery Ohio” Plan to Combat Opioid Epidemic

“At least 14 Ohioans are dying every single day in our state from drug overdoses. More people will die in Ohio this week than died in the devastating shooting recently in Las Vegas.”……………….

(COLUMBUS, Ohio)—Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine today (October 30th) unveiled a set of 12 new initiatives to combat the opioid crisis.

“Ohio is in crisis,” said Attorney General DeWine. “At least 14 Ohioans are dying every single day in our state from drug overdoses.  More people will die in Ohio this week than died in the devastating shooting recently in Las Vegas.”

DeWine unveiled a multi-pronged plan called “Recovery Ohio.”  It includes increased treatment, new tools for law enforcement, and expanding prevention, and is described in detail below:

 “Recovery Ohio”

  • NUMBER 1:  Pass legislation to give the Governor the ability to declare a public health emergency statewide or in specific areas, which would allow for the distribution of money and other resources to local entities that are facing unexpected emergency conditions like overdose spikes, and creating an accelerated process for state licenses or approvals in critical professions such as the medical or social work fields as well as expedited licensing reciprocity with other states.  
  • NUMBER 2:  Create a 21st century law enforcement data infrastructure that allows real-time, statewide data sharing and brings state-of-the-art data analytics and crime prediction to every Ohio law enforcement agency.
  • NUMBER 3:  Expand proven drug task force models that specifically target and disrupt the flow of money and drugs from Mexican drug cartels.
  • NUMBER 4:  Create at least 60 more specialized drug courts.
  • NUMBER 5:  Double the substance use treatment capacity in Ohio.
  • NUMBER 6:  Expand workforce of critical specialists.
  • NUMBER 7:  Empower employers to help employees with substance use disorder to seek treatment while remaining employed. 
  • NUMBER 8:   Help business owners hire employees in recovery by offering employers incentives and reducing risks.
  • NUMBER 9:  Create a special position reporting directly to the Governor with Cabinet-level authority, who works every day with the single-minded focus of fighting the opioid epidemic.
  • NUMBER 10:  Implement proven Kindergarten-12th grade drug prevention education in all Ohio schools.
  • NUMBER 11:  Roll out a statewide drug prevention media campaign
  • NUMBER 12:  Expanded early intervention programs that target Ohio families and children in foster care.

DeWine said that these initiatives should be paid for by the people who are chiefly responsible for the crisis – and that is the drug companies.  Today he sent a letter to Purdue Pharma, Endo Health Solutions, Teva, Johnson & Johnson, and Allergan – the companies he filed suit against in May.   He is giving them 30 days to come forward and begin settlement solutions.   He also sent letters today to Cardinal Health, McKesson, and Amerisource Bergen, drug distributors who flooded the state with pills that they knew far exceeded medical need.  DeWine asked them to come forward to pay their fair share as well.

“While there is no amount of money that can bring back the thousands of our fellow Ohioans who have died or take away the pain of their families, these drug companies must be held accountable,” DeWine said.

Wood County Sheriff Investigating Burglary

Occurred within the Village of Bradner, located in Montgomery Township

On October 30, 2017 at 11:52 PM, The Wood County Sheriff’s Office investigated  an aggravated burglary incident which occurred within the Village of Bradner, located in Montgomery Township.

During the incident the suspect, identified as Chase N. Strader, discharged the handgun into the residence before physically forcing his way inside.  The suspect then stole a glass mason jar containing marijuana before fleeing in a dark colored SUV.

A warrant has been issued by the Bowling Green Municipal Court for Stader’s arrest. His current whereabouts are unknown .

The incident is still under investigation.

NCOSA Soccer All-League

Several from Van Buren Soccer named to North Central Ohio Socer Association All- League teams.

Several from Van Buren Soccer named to North Central Ohio Socer Association All- League teams.

2017 North Central Ohio Soccer Association

Boys All League Team

1st TEAM

Nick McCracken Van Buren 10 MF

Nate Gregory Van Buren 11 D

Austin Patrick Liberty-Benton 12 F

Coby Miller Riverdale 12 F

Logan Williams Ada 12 F

Hunter Stone Van Buren 10 F

Thomas Piccirillo Van Buren 11 MF

Seth Deitering Liberty Benton 12 D

Chris Reyes Ada 11 MF

Taylor Bacon Riverdale 12 F

Lupe Landaverde Upper Sandusky 12 F

Cameron Schroeder Liberty-Benton 11 MF

2nd TEAM

Nate Potteiger Van Buren 12 D

Anson Hill Upper Sandusky 10 GK

Luke Drerup Riverdale 12 MF

Hunter Fleck Van Buren 12 GK

Tyler Dillon Liberty Benton 12 D

Noah Pinkney Ada 12 MF

Chris Dole Liberty Benton 12 GK

James Koehler Van Buren 11 MF

Caleb Camper Cory Rawson 11 GK

Owen Rath Liberty Benton 12 MF

Noah Garmon Ada 11 D

Jaden Tabler Van Buren 12 D


ADA=Jonathon Rettig(12)D; CORY RAWSON=Isaiah Colvin(12)MF; Tyler Stoodt(11)MF; LIBERTY-BENTON=Preston August((12)D; RIVERDALE=Tyler Hart(10)MF; UPPER SANDUSKY=Matt McLane(12)D; VAN BUREN=Nic Rettig(11)D

Coach of the YEAR=Jeff Swaisgood Van Buren

Player of the YEAR=Nick McCracken Van Buren

North Central Ohio Soccer Association 
Ada                         6-0-1      9-6-2
Riverdale                5-1-1      13-3-1
Cory-Rawson         4-2-1       7-8-3
Van Buren              4-3          8-9-1
Tiffin Calvert          3-3-1      10-6-1
Old Fort                 2-4-1       5-12-1
Upper Sandusky    1-5-1       5-10-2
Mohawk                 0-7          4-14

2017 North Central Ohio Soccer Association

Girls All League Team

1st TEAM

Reygan Frey Riverdale 12 F

Savanah Richards Liberty-Benton 11 F

Hayley Waltz Cory Rawson 12 F

Gabi Rodriguez Riverdale 12 MF

Lisa Simmons Van Buren 12 F

Megan Hensel Upper Sandusky 12 MF

Lexie Wright Riverdale 12 MF

Carson Garlock Liberty-Benton 12 D

Hannah Missler Van Buren 10 F

Sophie Aschemeier Liberty-Benton 9 GK

Jenna Rodriguez Upper Sandusky 11 D

Hannah Bixler Cory Rawson 12 GK

2nd TEAM

Annie Mowrey Van Buren 12 MF

Alexis Rickenbacher Liberty-Benton 9 MF

Brenna Hissong Ada 9 D

Audrey Boes Upper Sandusky 11 F

Alex Rothlisberger Riverdale 11 D

Chloe Blackburn Cory Rawson 12 MF

Jessi LaFontaine Liberty-Benton 12 D

Mady Parker Van Buren 10 F

Alivia Oney Upper Sandusky 11 MF

Bella East Ada 10 F

Zoe Chisholm Cory Rawson 9 F

Brooke McKamey Riverdale 12 MF


ADA=Katie Butterfield(10)F; Anney Archer(12)GK; CORY RAWSON=Amanda Collert(12)MF; LIBERTY-BENTON=TaylorWard(9)MF; Maya Rickle(9)F; RIVERDALE=Haley Beltz(12)MF; Brandi Borkosky(11)D; Katy Miller(11)GK; UPPER SANDUSKY=Katie Coppler(12)D; Taylor Norris(11)MF; VAN BUREN=Janelle Keck(12)D; Jewelya Hutchison(10)GK

Co-Coaches of the Year=Andrew Snook, Riverdale; Mark Schwemer, Cory Rawson

Player of the Year=Reygan Frey Riverdale