NBHS Baseball Wins at Holgate

North Baltimore HS Tiger Baseball broke out the bats Friday night at Holgate, getting 15 runs on 17 hits, in a five inning 15-3 non-league win over Holgate.

North Baltimore HS Tiger Baseball broke out the bats Friday night at Holgate, getting 15 runs on 17 hits, in a five inning 15-3 non-league win over Holgate.
Leading hitters for NB– Logan Meronk 2-2B 2rbi, Adam Flores 3-1B rbi, Levi Gazarek 2-2B,1B 2rbi, Brendan Cotterman 2-1B, 2B, 3rbi…Tyler Durfey 2-1B, Jaden Bucher 1B, 4rbi…….Julian Hagemyer 2-1B rbi.
Meronk went all 5 innings pitching for the win for the Tigers.
Jake Meyer had a 3B, 1B for Holgate.
NB is now 9-5 overall,   4-1 BVC
                               1  2  3  4  5  6  7          r     h    e
North Baltimore   0  2  4   0  9                15   17   2
Holgate                 1   0  1  1  0                 3    10   2
WP- Meronk
LP-  Kelly
Next up for NB is non-league action @ Old Fort on Saturday 4/28 10 am and Noon double-header.
Then HOME Monday 4/30 for BVC play with Arcadia at 5:00

Board of Education Meets for April Meeting

Board approves tax abatement for CSP expansion…………….also 100% of Senior Class of 2018 eligible to graduate (48 Seniors)

All members of the North Baltimore Board of Education were present for the April meeting last Tuesday evening. The district is heading into the always-very-busy end of the school year frenzy, with activities, field trips, sporting contests, awards presentations, and more all squeezed into the final month.

District Treasurer Steven Stewart had several items on the agenda last Tuesday including:

$-Approval of 15 year abatement for Continental Structural Plastics (CSP) in the amount of $35,000 per year, with payments to the school district beginning on  January 31, 2020. CSP is planning a 20-30 million dollar expansion project which will add 100 new jobs in the community. Superintendent Delaney and Treasurer Stewart both agreed, “They don’t need our approval. It is happening no matter what. This is just a courtesy”

$ The district also received a tax payment from CSX. The original check was “lost in the mail” but was replaced and was larger than expected. “We thought with all the decrease in business out there (at the Inter-modal rail yard), it would be less, but it actually increased by 4.72% over last year to $425,000.” He added, “We expect that amount to start decreasing (since they have restructured their operations)”

$ Mr.Stewart is still trying to figure out  the income tax/property tax situation so far this year. He expected the property tax income to increase (new higher tax values on property) and the income tax monies to decrease, but just the opposite happened in nearly identical amounts. I have made several calls to the Auditor’s office, and the Treasurers office.

In Superintendent Ryan Delaney’s Report he said:

# “We have had quite  different Spring this year, weather wise.”

# “We’ve noticed the trees we planted are not growing. After six years there has been very little growth”

# “Pay attention to HB410–It’s an attendance issue”

# “There is a new propane bus coming in June or July. We can easily refuel because of propane being available at Prism Propane.” It should be usable transportation for 12-15 years. “Sandy Stewart has been writing grants for additional propane bus money that is out there and available. We may get more funding” Mr. Delaney concluded.

Dr. Falkenstein NBHS/MS Report

State AIR Testing  started.  ODE’s testing site was not working  last Tuesday in the entire state!  We had to go with our Friday back-up plan.

Spring sports are in full swing.  We will publish tournament dates once known.

April 12 was the annual Wood County ESC Recognition Banquet at Penta Career Center.  Noah Cotterman selected Mrs. Lauer.  Val Buchanan selected Miss Meyerson.  It was a very nice evening!

Matt Davis, Joe Bear and Tessa Shifflet were honored last Wednesday night at Penta for making the honor roll the first 3 quarters of their senior year.  That was also a fun night!

Friday, May 4: Safety Awareness Assembly for high school students takes place in the morning.  We will be hosting the Wood County juvenile prosecutor and having a MOCK TRIAL to promote good choices during prom weekend.

  1. May 5 from 6:00-11:00 pm: Prom in Wayne, OH
  2. May 9 at 7:00: Academic Honors Night. Thank you North Baltimore American Legion and Ladies Auxiliary for financial support of the entire program!
  3. May 11: 6th graders come to our MS for a visit
  4. May 11 at 1:45: Senior Awards Ceremony
  5. May 11: Penta seniors last day
  6. May 14-16: Penta Senior Recognition Ceremonies. We will have NB administrative representation at all 6 ceremonies.
  7. May 14 at 7:00: Spring choir concert
  8. May 16 at 7:00: Spring band concert
  9. May 18: Senior exams
  10. May 20 at 3:00: Fine Arts Awards
  11. May 20 at 7:00: Baccalaureate Service at our school
  12. May 21: Seniors Last Day for Rehearsal and Picnic
  13. May 22 at 8:30: Senior walk at Powell Elementary
  14. May 22: Penta Last Day
  15. May 24-25: NB Exams for non-seniors
  16. May 25: NB Last Day for non-seniors
  17. May 27 at 2:00: Commencement
  18. May 29: Teacher’s last day
  19. May 30: Senior Trip TBD

TBA: Middle School Dance with 6th graders invited to attend

Powell Principal Mr. Mark Lange

Our 1st grade students had a great time on their field trip to Imagination Station in Toledo back on March 22nd.  Our students represented NB well with great behavior and excellent manners while there.  Thanks goes out to the first grade teachers for planning the experience for our students.

Spring Picture Day was the morning of March 23rd, and we had KISS Day in the afternoon.  The building was full of beautiful artwork that was made in Ms. Miklovic’s art classes this year.  This was another example of an outstanding Powell community event!  Thanks to all of the teachers and staff that made it a great success!

Students from the Jr./Sr. high school came to Powell on April 9th for a band and choir performance.  Thanks to Mr. Pack and Ms. Meyerson for sharing their students with us for the afternoon.  It was enjoyed by all.  Following the show, fourth grade students met with Mr. Pack to talk about and be fitted for instruments in preparation for 5th grade band next school year.

On April 18th, we had a magic show coordinated by Officer Slane and made possible by the DARE program.  The themes embedded within the magic show included making good choices, bully prevention, stranger danger, personal and civic pride, responsibility, and accountability.  The show was a big hit with students!

We have a winner!!  Emma Arnold is the county-wide winner of the Wood County Solid Waste District’s billboard competition.  Emma’s artwork was selected as the top prize winner in the county and her work will be featured on a billboard located on Route 25 on your way into Bowling Green.  Congratulations Emma, and thanks to all of the students who submitted an entry.  This is a proof we have top-rate students at Powell!

We are approximately half way through the statewide assessments.  Ours will wrap up May 8th.  Congratulations to the high school students for crashing the system Wednesday. J  We were not affected.

The elementary schedule needs a final review before it is completely finished in preparation for the 2018/2019 school year.  Teachers received the green light to begin ordering school supplies and materials for their classrooms today.

Interim reports go home on Friday!  This means we are 7/8th of the way to our goal!

Muffins with Moms is scheduled for Friday, May 11th from 7:00 – 7:45 am and field day is Monday, May 14th.

Kindergarten, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, and 5th will be taking filed trips in May.  Destinations include Imagination Station, Carter Farm, Country Lane Tree Farm, W. W. Knight Nature Preserve, and Sauder Farm & Craft Village.

Sixth grade promotion and DARE graduation will be held Thursday, May 24th.  All are invited to help celebrate this major milestone in our students’ lives.

Den of  10….New concept for Powell, exciting possibilities. Watch for more on this.

ALSO at the April meeting:

* The Board approved several classified and certified contracts and also non-renewed most supplemental contracts.

* Approved the list of 48 Seniors eligible to graduate with the Class of 2018  (100%)

* Approved a service being provided at no charge from Casey Farms to farm 18 acres owned by the school district, and to donate the harvested crop for the 2018 growing season. Board member Jeremy sSharninghouse asked’ “They (the Caseys) don’t get anything out of that?” (Answer:No) “That is very awesome!” he stated.

*Accepted a bid from Cardinal Bus Sales to purchase a 78 passenger propane school bus for $87,689.

* Approved an agreement with Panda Technologies for Website design and Web support for the 2018-2019 school year at a cost of $2500.

*Accepted a donation of $17,000 from the NBHS Alumni Association to be used for the NB Alumni Association Scholarship fund.

* Accepted a donation of $1500 from American Legion Post #539 and the Ladies Auxiliary to fund the NBHS Academic Honors Program for the 2017-2018 year.

The meeting adjourned so the Board could go to executive session.




Annual Blanchard Valley Health System (BVHS) Service of Remembrance

BVHS Service of Remembrance to be held at St. Andrew’s United Methodist Church, Findlay

The 17th Annual Blanchard Valley Health System (BVHS) Service of Remembrance will be held at St. Andrew’s United Methodist Church, 120 W. Sandusky Street, Findlay on Sunday, April 29 at 2 p.m.

The non-denominational memorial service will honor BVHS patients and residents who passed away in 2017.

All are welcome to attend the service, which will be followed by a reception.

“Each year, we ask the community to join us as we remember the people we have been privileged to care for throughout Blanchard Valley Health System,” said Niki Sidle, bereavement coordinator. “These patients, residents, associates and friends of BVHS have allowed us to share their lives at very sacred times. This is an opportunity for us to remember their lives and our relationships with

This is the seventeenth year that the service has commemorated the lives of patients and residents cared for throughout Blanchard Valley Health System, including Bridge Home Health and Hospice, Birchaven Retirement Village, Blanchard Valley Hospital, Bluffton Hospital and Independence House.

The service allows families, friends and community members to remember and express gratitude for the lives of the people they have loved. It is also an opportunity for BVHS associates, administrators and providers to remember the patients and families they have had the privilege to meet and care for.


Blanchard Valley Health System provides a total continuum of care to more than
100,000 households in an eight-county area.

NBPD “Drug Take Back Program”

North Baltimore Police Dept. collected 24.1 pounds of unused prescription medication that was turned into their “Drug Take Back” Program.

North Baltimore Police Dept. collected 24.1 pounds of unused prescription medication that was turned into their “Drug Take Back” Program.

NBPD says, “Thank you NB Citizens for turning in your medications!”

All citizens are welcome to drop off medicatoins in the North Baltimore Police Dept. lobby 24/7.

No liquids, needles, Epi-Pens, etc… Only pills please.

NB Arbor Day Proclamation 2018

In 1872, J. Sterling Morton proposed to the Nebraska Board of Agriculture that a special day be set aside for the planting of trees, this holiday, called Arbor Day, was first observed with the planting of more than a million trees in Nebraska. 

In 1872, J. Sterling Morton proposed to the Nebraska Board of Agriculture that a special day be set aside for the planting of trees, this holiday, called Arbor Day, was first observed with the planting of more than a million trees in Nebraska.

Arbor Day is now observed throughout the nation and the world. Trees can reduce the erosion of our precious topsoil by wind and water, cut heating and cooling costs, moderate the temperature, clean the air, produce life-giving oxygen, and provide habitat for wildlife.

Trees are a renewable resource giving us paper, wood for our homes, fuel for our fires and countless other wood products. Trees in our city increase property values, enhance the economic vitality of business areas, and beautify our community, and Whereas, trees, wherever they are planted, are a source of joy and spiritual renewal.

Now, Therefore, I, , Janet Goldner, Mayor of the City of North Baltimore, do hereby proclaim, as In the Village of North Baltimore, and I urge all citizens to celebrate Arbor Day and to support efforts to protect our trees and woodlands, and Further, I urge all citizens to plant trees to gladden the heart and promote the well-being of this and future generations.

Gleaners Host Potluck and Share Donations

Gleaner helps to better our members’ communities by providing the funding to complete volunteer projects. Explore how our members help us to be a major force for good………………

On Saturday, April 14 Gleaner North Baltimore Arbor #461 held a potluck at Maranatha Bible Church in Van Buren Ohio.  The evening opened with the pledge of allegiance and prayer by Chaplain, Bob Place.

During the evening Kathy Hough was honored as our CVR (Community Volunteer Recognition) recipient.  She is instrumental in a number of volunteer activities in and around the Dunkirk and Findlay area.

Kathy Hough receives her recognition from Elaine Swope

Following the recognition, donations were made to the following organizations:

The Concoct (those affected by domestic and sexual violence) in Bowling Green-$200 received by Clare Heath.

Clare Heath with Craig Swope

Project Hope (equestrian therapy program with locations in both Bowling Green & Findlay)- $300 received by Allen & Sandra Tebbe.

Allen and Sandra tebbe with Craig Swope

Wood County Historical Society, Juanita Place presented a new wheelbarrow and pop up tent to September Killy-Knight.

A new wheelbarrow and a pop-up tent for the Wood County Historical Center

Christ’s Church in Bowling Green for Mission week-$500 received by Jeff & Sue Miklovic.

The Miklovics accept a donation for a Mission Project from Craig Swope

North Baltimore Library- $200 received by Tammy Trout.  The Fire Relief Foundation received $300 also.

A short meeting followed.

Old Business:

The arbor made a $200 donation to the NB Youth League baseball and softball teams.

Special thanks to the Cunningham family for organizing the Special Holiday Event in February.  A Valentine’s Day dinner was held at City Mission in Findlay. They also shopped for much needed supplies.

Tammy Trout, on behalf of the NB Cub Scouts, presented a plaque to the arbor for sponsoring this year’s Pinewood Derby.  They also wanted to thank Russ Cunningham and his son’s for helping judge the competition.

Russ Cunningham, Tammy Trout, Craig Swope

Special thanks to Elaine Swope, for organizing bingo, in March, for the kindergarten classes at Powell.

New Business:

The arbor voted in two new members, discussed changes in The Daughter Project, in Toledo, and discussed upcoming events.  Gleaner will be at Maranatha Bible Church, Van Buren, Ohio, for their Environmental Activity on Saturday, May, 19, at 10am.  Anyone willing to help  for a couple of hours and enjoy lunch with the group, is asked to email president, Craig Swope, at ceemswope@aol.com.

About us:

Gleaner Life Insurance Society provides both financial security and volunteer opportunities to members. Our competitive life insurance and annuity products help members to safeguard their dreams now and in the future.

Faith in Action:

As a faith-based not-for-profit organization, Gleaner helps to better our members’ communities by providing the funding to complete volunteer projects. Explore how our members help us to be a major force for good.


Funded entirely by Gleaner, our arbors or service clubs allow members to get involved in their communities by volunteering and making donations to charitable causes without the hassle of fundraising.

Elaine Swope

NB Arbor Secretary

Natural Ways to Get a Good Night’s Rest

Montmorency tart cherries, which are available year-round, are one of the few natural food sources of melatonin, a sleep-regulating hormone………

(Family Features) With nearly one-third of Americans suffering from sleep disturbances, according to research from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, now is the time to rethink your bedtime routine and consider more natural ways to get a good night’s rest.

However, implementing those changes doesn’t have to mean overhauling the way you live. Consider these simple tips that can help you sleep better and longer:

Set a comfortable temperature. Making changes in different aspects of your life to achieve better sleep is a fine plan, but it may not make much difference if you aren’t comfortable in your own bed. Be sure to maximize comfort for a full night of sleep by finding a temperature that works for you, but in general, the National Sleep Foundation recommends a bedroom temperature between 60-67 degrees F.

Tweak your diet. Making simple changes to what you eat and drink can be a positive health-conscious decision, including helping you get better sleep. For example, Montmorency tart cherries, which are available year-round, are one of the few natural food sources of melatonin, a sleep-regulating hormone. New research from the American Journal of Therapeutics shows that insomniacs who drank U.S.-grown Montmorency tart cherry juice for two weeks extended sleep time by 84 minutes.

Consuming two 8-ounce glasses of Montmorency tart cherry juice as part of your daily diet, once in the morning and once at night, can help enhance your sleep time and efficiency. It can also be added to your favorite morning smoothie or a soothing nighttime beverage, such as this Tart Cherry Moon Milk. For additional information and recipes, visit ChooseCherries.com.

Try bedtime yoga. Rather than scrolling on your smartphone or staring at the TV, consider a different routine before heading to bed. Implementing a brief yoga session is one way to clear your mind each night prior to getting quality shut-eye.

While missing out on quality sleep can negatively impact your health, simple changes to your lifestyle and diet can play a role in improving the quality and duration of sleep.

Tart Cherry Moon Milk

Recipe courtesy of Amanda Paa of Heartbeet Kitchen
Prep time: 5 minutes
Cook time: 5 minutes
Servings: 1-2

  • 6          ounces almond milk
  • 4          ounces Montmorency tart cherry juice
  • 1          tablespoon honey or maple syrup
  • 1/2       teaspoon ashwaganda (Indian ginseng)
  • dried culinary rose petals
  1. In small pot, heat almond milk and tart cherry juice over medium heat.
  2. Remove from heat and whisk in honey and ashwaganda. Top with rose petals and drink warm.

Note: For a more frothy beverage, blend mixture in blender before topping with rose petals.

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