Delmont Daniel Brown, 94, Findlay

Delmont Daniel Brown died in Blanchard Valley Hospital on Monday November 27, 2017.

Delmont Daniel Brown died in Blanchard Valley Hospital on Monday November 27, 2017.

He is survived by his wife Millie (Etter), and sons Delmont, Jeffrey and Warren and seven grandchildren.

Delmont (aka D. D.) was born in Toledo, Ohio on January 17, 1923 to Maurice and Mildred (Clevenger) Brown. He was raised in North Baltimore, Ohio where his grandfather founded The D. S. Brown Company. After retirement he moved to Findlay and subsequently to Sarasota, Florida for the last 30 years of his life. He spent most of year in Sarasota and summered in Findlay.

He attended North Baltimore (Ohio) High School and graduated in the Class of 1941. He attended and graduated from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania (Penn) in Philadelphia. His college years were interrupted by the outbreak of World War Two and the induction of all male classmates into the army/navy. He graduated college at Penn in 1946 as part of the Class of 1945. While at Penn he met his future bride Millie Etter of Bala-Cynwyd, PA. Due to the lack of available men in late 1942, he briefly played basketball for the Penn Varsity Basketball team.

He elected to enter Reserve Officers Training Corp in December 1941 while at Penn and this proved beneficial to delaying his entry into combat. As young officers were killed in action at D-Day, his officer’s class were transferred from Armory School back to Infantry School and this delayed his deployment until late Summer 1944. He entered the European theater through southern France in early autumn 1944 and was positioned between the Ardennes Forest and the Colmar Pocket along the Rhine River and German frontier.

He served as a liaison officer running between headquarters battalion and the different companies of the 42nd “Rainbow” Infantry Division. In this role it was his job to inform headquarters where the frontline was and the regiment positions were, usually accomplished through riding in a Jeep. A funny story he enjoyed telling was when he stopped and slept in the loft of a barn to avoid capture by Germans who had over-run the regiments’ position along the Rhine River. When he awoke, the Germans were gone and had retreated back to their positions on the German side of the river.

During postwar occupation he managed a US controlled prisoner of war camp for German SS troops outside Salzburg Austria. Later in life he enjoyed watching a 1960s TV series “Hogan’s Heroes” for the antics depicted in Prisoner of War camps. He was discharged from the army in 1946 at the rank of Captain.

In the late 1940s he was a member of the All-American Band organized through the VFW in Fostoria Ohio. This band won the National Championship of marching bands at the annual VFW convention and toured nationally in parades and festivals. He played the piccolo in the marching band.

He married Millie Etter on June 17, 1950 in Bala-Cynwyd, Pennsylvania. He returned to North Baltimore to develop synthetic rubber manufacturing for The D. S. Brown Company (DSB). Up until this time, DSB had been a leather product manufacturer and produced harness products and universal joint leather boot covers for automotive applications. Synthetic rubber advances from the oil shortages in WWII created business opportunities for fledgling manufacturers.

Working with Dupont Labs in Wilmington, DE he developed DSB into the first synthetic rubber injection molder and later rubber extruder in the USA. This created new product applications and further material advances that he championed through his professional career. He led the promotion of using synthetic rubber in expansion joints in highway concrete roadways and bridges for the interstate highway system. He always believed in running manufacturing production equipment at full capacity as much as possible and loved to get deeply involved in any production issue. Many of his ideas are still produced there today.

Upon his retirement in the late 1980s he partnered with two of his sons to found TechStar Inc, in Findlay, which also followed the bridge construction supply field. He remained active in TechStar until his death.

Delmont had many hobbies and interests including playing golf, fishing, attending family activities, and playing bridge. His greatest interest was perhaps in his membership to Rotary International Club. He is recognized as having perfect attendance of meetings for 65 consecutive years. While he remained a life-long member of the North Baltimore Ohio Club he regularly attended meetings in Florida, McComb, and Findlay to maintain his attendance record. As he traveled internationally, he would always attend Rotary International meetings whenever possible. When traveling he would nearly always take his wife Millie who enjoyed seeing the world with him. They had several trips on the Concord together and Delmont was one of the first visiting business men after the opening of China by President Nixon.

He enjoyed his family and company of his friends. He was a member of the Findlay Country Club for over sixty years. He was also a member of Sara Bay Golf Club of Sarasota, Florida. While he never became a good golfer he is recognized as one of the best ever with a 40-foot noodle ball retriever. He was a member of the Cosmos Club of Washington DC. He was a two-term trustee at Bowling Green State University serving 13 years. He was a longtime chairman of the Wood County Republican Party and was inducted by Governor James Rhodes into of the Order of Ohio Commodores. One of his activities was as an official delegate to the launching of the USS Ohio submarine in Groton, CT in the early 1980s. He was a member of the St. Andrew’s United Methodist Church of Findlay. He was a member of the University of Pennsylvania Board of 500 and attended Penn Club luncheons with his wife in Sarasota.

Visitation will be held at KIRKPATRICK-BEHNKE FUNERAL HOME, 500 Lima Avenue, Findlay, Ohio 45840 from 5-8 pm on Friday December 1, 2017.

The Funeral Service will begin at 2:00 pm Saturday December 2, 2017 at the funeral home. Burial will follow in Knollcrest Cemetery.

FOTOS Added – Lady Tigers Top Old Fort

The North Baltimore High School Girls Basketball team hosted the Lady Stockaders of Old Fort in the Jungle.

The North Baltimore High School Girls Basketball team hosted the Lady Stockaders of Old Fort in the Jungle.
The 2 – 0 Lady Tiger Varsity picked up the non-league win 65 to 58.
Alivia Light led NB with a triple-double scoring 26 points, grabbing 11 steals and snagging 10 rebounds, along with dishing 6 assists.
Leah Lee chipped in with 17 points and 5 rebounds and Kate Weinandy added 13 points, 6 rebounds and 3 steals.
Also scoring were Mia McCartney 3 points, and Kiley Brooker, Hailey Watson and Simone Thompson with 2 points each.
Old Fort JV won 46 – 44. M. Perez led NB with 17 points.
Next up for NB is @ Value to open BVC play on Thursday, Nov. 30, with the JV tip-off at 6:00 pm.

Fotos by Ferg (check out Ferg’s other awesome work here:  )

McKenzie Perez gets fouled while putting up a shot
Kaleigh Leady hits from outside
Mia McCartney from behind the arc
Leah Lee for three!!
Simone Thompson lays it up and in
Coach Pelton instructs the girls 


Get Ready to Sparkle

Tips for being the ultimate holiday host………….

(Family Features) ’Tis the season for holiday gatherings. Decorating and preparing to host a festive party or get-together can be stressful, but with these tips, you can add a seasonal sparkle that makes guests feel welcome and ensure that you – and your home – are ready to look and play the part.

Brighten up your home.
Seasonal decor and holiday lights enhance both the interior and exterior of your home to create a welcoming atmosphere for family and guests alike. Further set the mood with a seasonal soundtrack that plays softly in the background throughout your gathering and strategically place holiday-scented diffusers and candles throughout your home. Give careful attention to lighting overall, adding task lighting where needed to keep every room cheery and bright.

Look your best.
The holidays are a time when you can’t stop smiling as you gather with loved ones, attend holiday parties and seasonal work events, or pose for those annual family photos. It’s important you look and feel your best, which starts with your smile, along with choosing the right outfit and accessories that add a festive touch. When brushing twice daily for six weeks, a toothpaste such as Colgate Optic White Platinum High Impact White can deliver four shades visibly whiter teeth, starting in just three days, so your smile is at its whitest for those holiday moments and photos. Keeping your smile white can be convenient and affordable, so go ahead and indulge in your favorite red wine and holiday treat.

Set a shining table.
Dress up the dining room table with elegant place settings, including fine china or crystal dishes and glassware. For a more formal gathering, consider placing name cards in stylish holders so guests know where to take their seats. Adding seasonal-colored accents throughout the table can also help set the mood, as can displaying desserts on tiered serving trays. Even if the center of the table will be filled with food, look for creative, subtle ways to infuse the elegance with a pretty centerpiece that brings the whole spread together.

Give gifts that sparkle.
Whether gifting for family or assembling gift bags for party guests, look for shimmery wrapping paper or gift bags in vibrant, cheerful colors. Include small seasonal trinkets, such as ornaments that reflect the theme of the party or bejeweled photo frames to capture memories of the celebration for years to come.

For more ways to make your holidays shine, visit


180th Fighter Wing to Test Response Capability

These types of exercises are conducted on a routine basis as part of North American Aerospace Defense Command’s Operation Noble Eagle…

(Swanton, Ohio) – Alert fighter jets from the 180th Fighter Wing will conduct a test of the Aerospace Control Alert system on Wed., Nov. 29, between 7:30 a.m. and 9:45 a.m. The purpose of the event is to exercise coordination between the Eastern Air Defense Sector, Federal Aviation Administration and 180FW. 

Those living in and around the Toledo, Sandusky and Hillsdale areas may hear and/or see fighter jets in close proximity to a Civil Air Patrol aircraft, which will be taking on the role of a Track of Interest (TOI). A TOI is an aircraft that has been identified as a potential threat. Although scheduled for the morning, the exercise flights could be delayed or cancelled due to inclement weather.

Aerospace Control includes maintaining air sovereignty and air defense through the surveillance and control of airspace over Canada and the U.S.

These types of exercises are conducted on a routine basis as part of North American Aerospace Defense Command’s Operation Noble Eagle, which was initiated after the terrorist
attacks of Sept. 11, 2001.

NB Jr. Hi Girls B-Ball at McComb

North Baltimore Junior High Girls Basketball traveled to McComb on Monday evening.

North Baltimore Junior High Girls Basketball traveled to McComb on Monday evening.

Jr High Girls Basketball Results

N Baltimore @ McComb – 11/27/2017

8th Grade Girls

N Baltimore – 40
McComb – 4


Grace Hagemyer – 14

Hailey Lennard – 8

Halie Inbody – 6

Lucy Trout – 6

Caitlin Schwartz – 4

Gabby Estrada – 2

7th Grade Girls

McComb – 37
N Baltimore – 8


Lydia Feehan – 6

Hope Carico – 2

Upcoming Girls Jr High Games:

Mon 12/4 @ Arlington, 5pm

NB Junior High Boys Open Season

North Baltimore Junior High Boys Basketball hosted McComb on Monday in The Jungle.

North Baltimore Junior High Boys Basketball hosted McComb on Monday in The Jungle.

Jr High Boys Basketball Results

McComb @ N Baltimore – 11/27/2017

8th Grade Boys

N Baltimore – 40
McComb – 17


Johnny Hagemyer – 14

Caiden Phillips – 10

Mitch Clark – 6

Gunner Kepling – 5

Isiah Boyd – 3

Logan Keller – 2

7th Grade Boys

McComb – 30
N Baltimore – 16


Gage McGrew – 14

Kaleb Kelly – 2

Upcoming Boys Jr High Games:

Mon 11/29 Ridgemont (home), 5pm

Mon 12/4 @ Arlington, 5pm

Fotos by Ferg