Howard Allen Peterson Sr., 85, of North Baltimore passed away on Sunday, February 18, 2018. He was born on January 12, 1933 in Tontogany, Ohio to the late Earl and Helen (Ruth) Peterson. He married Shirley Rife and they later divorced. He later married Thelma Haynes on July 20, 1972 and she preceded him in death on July 19, 2016.
Howard is survived by his sons: Dennis (Darla) Peterson of Findlay, Mark(Laurie) of Findlay, and Craig Rudolph; step-sons: Edward (Sandy) Updike of Hamler and Jack McGiffin; son-in-law Cygnet; Harold (Patricia) Haynes of North Baltimore; and step-daughters; Donna Granger of Harrisburg, Ohio and Mary (Richard) Ward Findlay; 20 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; 1 great-great-grandson; and his two sisters: Susan Hodpp of Sideville, Kentucky and Sharon Hudecek of Grand Rapids, Ohio.
He was preceded in death by his son’s: Rick and Howard Jr; step-daughter: Sarah “Becky” McGiffin; son-in-law: John Granger; brothers: Fred, Roger, Ronnie, and Jim; and his sister: Julia Williams.
Howard served in the Army from 1950-1953. He retired from Norbalt Rubber Company in 1995 after 26 years. He was a lifetime member of D.A.V. #43, V.F.W. #5645, North Baltimore American Legion Post #539, and North Baltimore Eagles #2633.
He volunteered for North Baltimore Food Pantry for years. He enjoyed Nascar, Ohio State Football, fishing, camping, dirt track racing, and watching his grandchildren and great-grandchildren play their sports. His greatest love of his life was his family.
A funeral service will begin at 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, February 21, 2018 at SMITH-CRATES FUNERAL HOME, North Baltimore where the family will receive friends from 11:00 Wednesday until the time of service. Interment will follow at Weaver Cemetery, Bloom Township where full military rites will be conducted by the North Baltimore American Legion Post #539.
“The Dish on the Derby, An Evening with Pack #372 and Friends” – By Jennifer Vanlerberg
The Dish on the Derby, An Evening with Pack #372 and Friends
By Jennifer Vanlerberg
Sawdust. So much sawdust. The magic number is 142 grams. That is the rulebook weight for a pinewood derby car. 155. 149. Nope. Pan to two dads on a mission to make sure everyone was eligible to participate. Drills were taking out chunks of racers right up until 15 minutes prior to the race. Success.
Twenty scouts sent their cars down the shiny metal track on Saturday, February 17, at Powell Gymnasium. Ten of those boys will be launching those same cars down tracks at Districts on March 17, at Eastwood Middle School. How did your favorite scout fare? Here’s the results…
The Lions (Kindergarten) are in their first year of existence, and were permitted to race in the Open race. Jackson Cook placed third in the open, behind Leah Trout (Under 17 winner) and Blaze Kline (second). Joe Novak, professional scout dad, took the overall title for the open narrowly passing Ms. Trout’s fancy pink “Barbie car.”
For the Tiger Cubs, Gabe Berger came in third, behind Logan Trout (who also took home the trophy for Best in Show, and the winner, Donivan Boyce, with his car “Black and Yellow.”
The Wolves had eight total participants. Rhys Williams took home third, Levi Vanlerberg came in second and Camden Mc Cartney’s “Old Glory” took first. Kale McDonald’s sword shaped “Excaliber” received “Best in show.”
The Bear Den is next, with Liam VanVooren taking the third place trophy home, next up in second was Boden Lanham, and the championship trophy went to Ian Ramirez for “Flash fire.” Best of show for this group went to Joseph Rose.
Webelos One was a two man den consisting of Daniel Hinkle, (first place and Best of show for “Red Dragon”), and Noah Vanlerberg, Second, for “Pug Racer.”
Webelos Two was also a race between two young men. Mitchell Novak took first and Best of Show for “Last Ride.” Isaiah Hernandez received second place.
All den champions then participated in a race to determine the overall winner for the evening. In a nail biter, Daniel Hinkle’s “Red Dragon” could not surpass Mitchell Novak’s “Last Ride.” All first and second place finishers will advance to districts.
The event was MC’d by the Talented Trout Duo of Tammy and Alex Trout. Jesse Vanlerberg, Zach Trout, Josh Fennell, and Jordan Coup represented Troop 315 and lent a hand with judging and snack sales. Brian Vanlerberg, Sean Berger, Candace Boyce, Michael Boyce, Chris North, Stephanie Rose, Kelly Kaufman, Doreen Patterson, Arica Matthes, and Eric Trout all assisted in making this a memorable experience for the kiddos involved.
We would also like to thank Assistant Scoutmaster Joe White, and our own North Baltimore Gleaner Arbor for inspecting the cars and judging our “Best of Shows”, as well as for sponsoring our trophies. Finally, thanks to everyone that came and supported our scouts!
At a gathering of more than 1,100 farmers and local food advocates, U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) received the Food and Farm Champion Award from the Ohio Ecological Food and Farm Association (OEFFA).
Senator Sherrod Brown Honored for Promoting Investments in Local Agriculture
Dayton, OH—At a gathering of more than 1,100 farmers and local food advocates, U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) received the Food and Farm Champion Award from the Ohio Ecological Food and Farm Association (OEFFA). The announcement was made in Dayton on Friday, February 16 as part of OEFFA’s 39th annual conference, A Taste for Change.
From left: OEFFA Executive Director Dr. Carol Goland, Senator Sherrod Brown, OEFFA Policy Program Coordinator Amalie Lipstreu
The award recognizes Senator Brown’s commitment to sustainable agriculture and his leadership in making positive investments in local food systems, community economic development, and public health.
“Senator Brown has consistently supported investments in local and regional food systems that contribute to farmer viability, create jobs, and improve public health,” said OEFFA’s Policy Program Coordinator Amalie Lipstreu, who presented the award. “Through his introduction of the Local Food and Regional Market Supply (FARMS) Act (S. 1947), we can fully develop the policies and programs that spur economic development in communities in Ohio and throughout the nation.”
“Local farmers feed Ohio families and grow Ohio’s economy. I’m proud to work with partners like OEFFA to help connect family farms with their communities, grow their bottom lines, and create jobs across our state. It’s an honor to receive the Food and Farm Champion award,” said Senator Brown, who provided remarks to the conference’s 1,100 guests.
Ohio is home to 24 local food councils, a state food policy network, and a growing number of farm to institution programs, food hubs, and direct to consumer outlets. Senator Brown’s farm bill advocacy efforts have supported more than 90 food system projects and resulted in more than $7 million dollars in investments in Ohio’s communities. For example, the Lake to River Food Cooperative established a food hub and a shared retail space, the Youngstown Online Market pick-up site, which helps farmers market their products through a shared online platform.
Senator Brown serves on the Senate Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry Committee, where he has been instrumental in strengthening the farm safety net and addressing childhood hunger.
“OEFFA is pleased to recognize Senator Brown’s leadership and looks forward to continue working with him in the future,” said Lipstreu.