Results for NB Athletes at OHSAA State Track Meet 2018

North Baltimore’s Jacob Crawford (3rd) & Kiley Brooker competed in the shot put at the OHSAA DIII State Track Meet on Friday, June 1.

North Baltimore’s Jacob Crawford & Kiley Brooker competed in the shot put at the OHSAA DIII State Track Meet on Friday, June 1.

Kiley placed 9th in the State with her best throw of 38’1”.

Jacob placed 3rd in the State with his best throw of 53’3.25”

Jordan Bucher, who had qualified to State in the girls’ pole vault, was forced to withdraw from competing. Bucher suffered a foot fracture on Tuesday, with an unfortunate accident at Tuesday’s pole vault practice, just 3 days before her competition.

Congratulations to the State tracksters! What a great accomplishment.
from Suzanne Bucher

Church news for Sunday, June 3, 2018

Rev. Susan Kronbach will share from Psalm 139:1-10 – “Be You!”

Church of the Good Shepherd United Methodist

Church of the Good Shepherd United Methodist will celebrate the 2nd Sunday after Pentecost on June 3, with worship beginning at 10:15 a.m.  Rev. Susan Kronbach will preach “Be You!” from Psalm 139:1-10.  Sunday School for adults and youth (middle school and older) is held at 9:15 a.m.; Sunday School for children is off for the summer.  Please plan to join us as you are able.

We will also be celebrating with our graduates this Sunday – hearing about their dreams and offering them our blessings!

Bairdstown United Methodist Church

The Bairdstown United Methodist Church will celebrate the 2nd Sunday after Pentecost on June 3, with worship beginning at 9:15 a.m.  Rev. Susan Kronbach will share from Psalm 139:1-10 – “Be You!”  Sunday School class is held immediately following worship.  Please plan to join us as you are able!


St. Luke’s and St. John’s Lutheran Church Worship News

Sunday, June 3, Pastor Ralph Mineo will share a message “We Have This Treasure”……..

St. Luke’s Lutheran Church, North Baltimore

Sunday, June 3, we celebrate our graduates. Pastor Ralph Mineo will share a message “We Have This Treasure” based on 2 Corinthians 4:5-12 at St. Luke’s Lutheran Church in North Baltimore at 10:15 a.m. A reception celebrating our grads will follow worship.

Sunday School for all ages begins at 9:00 a.m.


St. John’s Lutheran Church, McComb

Sunday, June 3, Pastor Ralph Mineo will share a message “We Have This Treasure” based on 2 Corinthians 4:5-12 at St. John’s Lutheran Church in McComb at 8:00 a.m. A joint adult Sunday School class with the McComb United Methodist Church begins at 9:15 a.m.

WCCOA scheduling their cholesterol screening clinics

for July 2018

Wood County, Ohio – The Wood County Committee on Aging, Inc. is currently scheduling their cholesterol screening clinics for July.  You must be a resident of Wood County and 25 years of age or older.  The cost is $20 for those 60 and over, $25 for those 25-59.

These screenings require an appointment and pretest instructions.

The screening panel includes:  Total Cholesterol, HDL (good cholesterol), LDL (bad cholesterol), Triglycerides, Total Cholesterol/HDL ratio and a blood glucose level.  Results will be immediately available and discussed with clients by a Registered Nurse.

Bowling Green Senior Center:  9:00 am to 11:00 am

  • Friday July 6, 2018
  • Wednesday July 11, 2018
  • Tuesday July 24, 2018

Perrysburg Senior Center 9:30 am to 11:30 am

  • Tuesday July 10, 2018
  • Thursday July 26, 2018

To schedule an appointment, please call 1-800-367-4935 or 419-353-5661 after June 15th and ask for the Social Services Department.


Troop 315 Newsletter – June 2018

Troop 315 Newsletter June 2018

Eagles of Class of 2018.

When you look at North Baltimore and see all the positive’s, what our community stands for, values and goals; having 6 Eagle scouts in the Graduation class of 2018 speaks well for our community. These young men helped me Troop 315 into what it is today.

Noah Pelton – Noah has broken a Troop 315 record for most merit badges , having exceeded 70 +. He reminds us that he passed his Grandpa, Mike Julien a few years a go and wanted to keep going. Noah Built the 2 brick columns at the entrance of the New Maplewood Cemetery for his project and continued his youth scout career right to the end. showing up to his last scout meeting in early may as a youth.

Billy Trout Billy built a gazebo for the Wood County Fair board a few years back and also devoted his entire youth life to scouting. You know when your scouts really love what they do when you receive their graduation invitation and the pics of Billy in his Full Class A uniform and Eagle medals. Yes Noah had his on too for his invites.

Noah Hetrick Noah and his father Tony also committed to scouting since his cub days. many camps and merit badges, a learning curve for all of us and both the Hetricks were there to help me along. Noah. built the disc golf coarse 2 years ago at the Village park. I’ve seen quite a few people enjoying this addition to our community.

Damon Dotson Damon, I’ve know this kid since he was 8 years old. We both would go to karate class weekly and evolved in the scout life he knows. Damon took many roles but being quartermaster helped our troop keep our belonging in check. camp supplies, cots, troop memorabilia etc. Gotta give credit here. He would show up and purge the inventory to get everything organized. Damon. built the gun range bunker for our NBPD. a lot of hours went into this as well as weather issues and funding delays, but. He pushed through and we now have a place for the police to practice .

Aiden Gore Aiden could have been dubbed Mr. Baden Powel. He would get involved with scout craft, lashings, nature or just climbing a tree, only to be caught by camp staff. People know him as quiet but as his scoutmaster, We’ve seen a side a Aiden that could trump that thinking. Aiden’s Eagle project involved a remodel of areas at his church, St. James. . This took some time as the remodel involved, insulation, drywall, wood craft painting, etc.

Kyle Gerdeman. Kyle is my 23.364 kid. A real leader but held off getting all of his project done til the last weekend of his 17th year on earth. Kyle is an amazing kid. He ran the troop as SPL for 2 years and allowed us to win camp games at summer camp in 2017. Kyle’s Eagle Project was to replace the water pollution sign at the edge of town along with new landscaping. His brother Cody is also an Eagle scout and am very proud of their accomplishments

Monsoon Lagoon June 13

Wednesday. My list so far is Corey J., Chris J., Skyler L. Zack L. Everett M. , Casey M., Jackson H., Jeremiah H. Aaron B., Clayton H. Trystin B., Kyle G., Josh C., Jordan C. Alex T. , Zack T., Jesse V., Jaden B.,Mitchell , Levi T., Billy T.Conner B., Gerdeman, Patti, Frank – driver(6), Shawn – driver(9), Tammy- driver(6) Tina and daughter – driver(4)

All the tickets are used so if anyone still wants to go I don’t have on the list, let me know and we can check on current pricing.

We will meet at the scout house at 9:00am Wednesday morning, Have swim trunks, towel, Money for ticket and Mc d’s. Pack a sack lunch for during the day. We will return home at 8:00pm ish

June 17 – 23 Summer Camp at PSR

We leave at 10:00am Sunday Morning, Pack 7 days of clothes, Wear class shirt for travel, mess kits, toiletries, scout handbook, Totin chit, etc. please make sure you have a cup and utensils, Scouts seem to be missing these items and we will not have paper plates for the week.

July 1 – 7 Summer Camp at Camp Berry

you will not need your mess kits but do make sure you have a water bottle for either camp to stay hydrated. Same list as above

July 15 Eagle Ceremony for Damon Dotson

Please make sure you attend his Eagle Ceremony. Location. American Legion, Time 2:00pm Sunday. Full Class A uniform

July 22 Troop Elections

We will start troop elections. Boy Led Troop allows the boys to vote on who will be SPL, ASPL, PL, APL, and other offices. This will take 2 meetings

July 28 Good Ole Summertime Food Booth

We will have a sign up list for parents and scouts to work the booth on GOST Saturday. Please allow time for this event, It is a fundraiser and requires all our resources to make it a success. I’ll have more details in the July Newsletter

Summer Calander

There will be troop meetings on June 3 and 10, There won’t be any meetings until July 23 due to camps and Eagle Court of Honor for Damon Dotson. Here is the current list of events. There are 2 parking lot dutties but don’t have times yet for those.

July 22 , 29 Troop Elections

July 28 GOST Fundraiser

August 5 Family Picnic and Awards/ Merit Badges

August 11 – 12 Mansfield Reformatory Camp

August 13 Open house Scout booth at Powell

September 28-30 Luckey Fest Fundraiser

October 5 – 7 Camperall at PSR

Quote From Baden Powell

“In all of this, it is the spirit that matters. Our Scout law and Promise, when we really put them into practice, take away all occasion for wars and strife among nations.”

Shawn Benjamin

Habitat for Humanity dedicates home in North Baltimore

NORTH BALTIMORE, OHIO (June 28, 2018) — Habitat for Humanity of Wood County, Ohio hosted a home dedication ceremony Wednesday evening in North Baltimore.

Howard and Amanda Rhoads were passed symbolic keychains to their new home to kick off the celebration.

They will soon move out of their mobile home in need of expensive, significant repairs.

“There’s water leaking, there’s mold growing in the closet of one of the bedrooms, too. That can be very dangerous,” Amanda Rhoads said. “We won’t have to think about how much money is it going to take to fix this, this and this. It’s dollar-ing us to death.”

The Rhoads applied to the program after learning about the organization’s presence in Weston.

“I drove around and noticed those houses behind us, and those are Habitat houses,” Howard Rhoads said. “I stopped and asked the guy, ‘What would it take for us to get one of these?’”

After speaking to the homeowner, he contacted the office and learned the house in North Baltimore was looking for a family.

“And that really caught his ear because he has family in North Baltimore,” Amanda Rhoads said.

The home was originally built by Habitat for Humanity in 2012, and was rehabbed for the family last year. The project was made possible with support from Cedar Creek Church, Charter Steel and a Hancock-Wood Cooperative grant.

Members of the family also contributed 500 hours of sweat equity through volunteering, including chore charts for the kids, before closing on the home.

“I just want these guys to know what it feels like to have something that we’ve worked for,” Howard Rhoads said. “They’ve worked for it, too. They’ve worked really hard at this.”

Executive Director Mark Ohashi acknowledges just how hard the family worked through the process.

“From completing landscaping to attending community events, this family really got behind our mission and we are proud to have them as our newest homeowners,” Ohashi said.

As for the Rhoads, their involvement is just getting started. The family has already been a source of successful referrals for the homeownership program.

“We’re continuing to work with Habitat and promote it. They’ve really helped us so much—I mean, they’ve changed our lives pretty much,” Howard Rhoads said.

Habitat for Humanity will dedicate another home at 5:30 p.m. July 28 in Walbridge.

Photo caption: The family, with Habitat staff and committee members, stand in front of their new home on Poplar Street in North Baltimore.

About Habitat for Humanity of Wood County

Habitat for Humanity of Wood County partners with people in Wood County, Ohio and all over the world to help them build or improve a place they can call home. Habitat homeowners help build their own homes alongside volunteers and pay an affordable mortgage. Since its inception, Habitat for Humanity of Wood County has built 37 homes. For more information, visit

Know your rights when hiring a moving company

hen planning your move, it is important to know a few things about your rights regarding estimates, bill of lading, insurance coverage and claims….

COLUMBUS, OHIO (May 31, 2018) – The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO) wants Ohioans to remember that when hiring a moving company, you have rights guaranteed by law and enforced by the PUCO.

Before deciding to hire a mover, ensure they are properly registered with the PUCO to do business in Ohio (for in-state moves), or the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (for interstate moves).

When planning your move, it is important to know a few things about your rights regarding estimates, bill of lading, insurance coverage and claims.

Estimate: the expected cost, in writing, the company provides to you prior to your move.

  • The estimate should be in writing unless your move will cost $500 or less or is scheduled within five days of request.
  • The moving company has the option of providing you with one of three kinds of estimates: nonbinding, binding and guaranteed-not-to-exceed. The type will be clearly stated on the estimate.
  • Do not assume that something is included in the estimate if it is not in writing.

Bill of lading: similar to a receipt, identifies who owns the household goods on the moving company’s truck.

  • A bill of lading will be attached to the estimate while the shipment is in route.
  • You may request an inventory of your household goods when the company is loading them, but the company may charge an additional fee for that service.

Liability coverage: all moving companies are responsible for the value of the goods transported.

  • Companies must have cargo insurance in an amount equal to the declared value of your shipment.
  • Moving companies may offer different types of reimbursement for lost or damaged goods, but must offer full replacement value.
  • Generally, the higher the carrier cargo liability, the higher the cost to you.
  • On your estimate, you will initial to indicate the type of coverage you choose.
  • The moving company may reserve the right to repair any damaged items prior to replacing regardless of the level of coverage selected. This must be stated in your written estimate.
  • If the company does not have a reimbursement option, you are entitled to the full replacement value of any lost or damaged goods.

Claims: a written explanation of any loss or damage to any items during your move, submitted to the moving company.

  • The company must provide you with at least 60 days to file a claim.
  • The company must acknowledge the receipt of your claim, in writing, within 15 days after they
    receive it.
  • The company, within 30 days of receiving your claim, must pay, decline, or make a firm compromise settlement offer.

More information

If you cannot resolve a dispute with your moving company, contact the PUCO at (800) 686-PUCO (7826) or file a complaint online.