NB Jr. Hi FB Ties with VB Black Knights

The game becomes an instant classic of a Jr. High game, ending in a 20-20 tie.

The first North Baltimore Junior High football game of the 2018 season saw a coaching matchup between NB grads and brothers, Lane Bishop coaching at Van Buren, and younger brother Taylor Bishop, coaching at for the Tiger.

The game becomes an instant classic of a Jr. High game, ending in a 20-20 tie.

For for the Tigers, Gaige DeWitt scored two touchdowns, one on the opening play of the game on a screen pass. His second score came later on a long TD run.

7th grader Braxton Althauser scored on a punt return to tie the game!

NB AD Dan Davis said, ” It was a fantastic job by all the players to open the season against cross-county line rivals Van Buren. ”

Up next for the Jr. Hi Football Tigers will be Arcadia at HOME – 5:00 Thursday, Sept. 6.

submitted by Dan Davis, NBLS Co-AD

NBHS Tiger Golf Girls Win Match

Over Leipsic 8/29/18 @ Pike Run Golf Course, Ottawa, Ohio

Girls’ Varsity Golf – NB vs Leipsic

8/29/18 @ Pike Run Golf Course, Ottawa, Ohio

1st – N Baltimore 213

2nd – Leipsic 252

NB Scores: Jordan Bucher 48, Lilly Westgate 51, Jordan Baker 55, Lexi Long 59, Olivia Matthes 71, Meghan Thompson 72

Medalist: Jordan Bucher (NB) 48

Upcoming NB Girls Golf Matches:

Wed 8/30 vs Elmwood & Hopewell-Loudon @ Birch Run, 4:00

Thur 9/6 vs Bluffton & Patrick Henry @ Bluffton, 4:30


Every year, an estimated 165,000 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer, and about 29,430 will die of the disease…….

BOWLING GREEN, OH – August 30, 2018 – The Wood County Commissioners, Doris Herringshaw, Craig LaHote, and Ted Bowlus, are pleased to join with Stan Korducki, President of Wood County Hospital and Dr. Dhaval Parikh, Cancer Care Center Medical Director, in support of prostate cancer awareness during the month of September.  A short presentation will be made on Wednesday, September 5, 2018, at 10:00 a.m. at the Maurer Family Cancer Care Center, located in the medical office building next to the Wood County Hospital in Bowling Green.

Every year, an estimated 165,000 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer, and about 29,430 will die of the disease.  Additionally, men with relatives with a history of prostate cancer are twice as likely to develop the disease, but have a five-year survival rate of nearly 100% if it is caught early.

For additional information, please contact Andrew S. Kalmar, Wood County Administrator.

Boys’ Varsity BVC Golf Results vs Arcadia & Leipsic

Tigers win Tri-Match……….

Boys’ Varsity BVC Golf Results vs Arcadia & Leipsic

8/27/18 @ Birch Run Golf Course, N Baltimore, Ohio

1st – N Baltimore 183

2nd – Arcadia 191

3rd – Leipsic 195

NB Scores: Hunter Baker 39, Jaden Bucher 40, Ellias Burleson 47, Malaki Peyton-Hobbs 57, Hunter Vogelsong 60

Medalist: Hunter Baker (NB) 39

Boys’ Record: 2-3, BVC 2-2

Smart Value

Tech upgrades to improve home function….

(Family Features) When smart home technologies first emerged, their purpose was largely for convenience and operating the devices was often clunky. Today, smart devices seamlessly integrate into connected home systems to make living more efficient, improve home security and even offer advantages for your health.

If you’re considering upgrades to your home, smart technology is a savvy way to add value and function.

If you’re considering upgrades to your home, smart technology is a savvy way to add value and function.

Energy Consumption

Smart lighting is among the most prevalent of smart functions on the market, largely because of the multiple benefits it offers. It’s handy to be able to set regular lighting patterns throughout the home so you’re never left in the dark. You can also manage those lights from your smartphone, so forgetting to turn off a light is no longer an issue and you can fool would-be-thieves into thinking the house is inhabited when you’re away.

Fingertip controls offer plenty of advantages, but another consideration is energy management. Dimming features and sensors that turn lights off and on through various detection methods (such as movement or recognizing a connected Bluetooth device) help minimize wasted energy. The lights are typically constructed to use less energy, and most models last substantially longer than their traditional counterparts; some brands claim a lifespan of 20 years or more.

Smart lighting is an easy way to curb energy usage, but another consideration is climate control, which accounts for a big chunk of a typical household’s energy consumption.

The idea of programming your thermostat is nothing new, but smart thermostats take programming to a whole new level. Not only can you schedule temperature changes to coincide with your coming and going (and manage those changes with an app when you’re not even at home), today’s smart thermostats also have sensors that learn your daily habits and can adjust the climate accordingly. Comfort aside, the impact on energy usage is often substantial enough that some electric companies even offer incentives to homeowners who install the devices.

Air Quality
In an average home, the pollutant level is normally low when people first enter the house, or after effective ventilation. However, after an extended period of time, daily activities can raise the level of humidity and carbon dioxide to unhealthy levels that can cause headaches, dizziness and sleepiness, and can contribute to long-term health issues.

“Few are aware of the impact of indoor air on their health and wellbeing, but the air we breathe is just as important as the food we eat or the water we drink,” said Kent Holm, senior vice president of global product management with the Velux Group. “An average adult breathes in around 4,000 gallons of air every day and spends up to 90 percent of their time indoors. A healthy indoor climate goes way beyond simple convenience.”

Opening skylights in conjunction with vertical windows removes polluted air from the home and promotes an overall healthier lifestyle. An option such as Velux Active with Netatmo is the first smart skylight system that connects with Apple HomeKit, allowing homeowners to manage indoor climate control at home or remotely with the touch of a button.

In addition to manual controls, smart sensor technology monitors carbon dioxide, humidity and temperature in the home and data from local weather station forecasts to automatically open the skylights if fresh air is needed. The system can also automate skylight blinds. Learn more at whyskylights.com.

Peace of Mind

Home security takes numerous forms, from detecting threats like fire or water to physical barriers at the home’s entry points. Smart technology is transforming the way homeowners manage their home’s security and giving them added confidence that their families are safe within those walls.

Smart smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors offer enhanced sensory features as compared to traditional models, in addition to sending alerts to your smart devices when you’re away. Water damage is another risk if you’re in an area prone to flooding or if you’re concerned about dampness that could spur mold growth. A smart sensor can alert you of changes in your home’s moisture level due to leaks or humidity so you can take preventive measures before damage becomes severe.

Anyone who’s ever gotten five miles down the road only to question whether the garage door went down or the front door was locked can appreciate the advantages of smart technology. Smart garage door openers and door locks make it easy for you to program access to guests who may not have a key and even gain access to the house when you’ve forgotten your own key. Other smart security devices like doorbell and flood light cameras help you keep tabs on the traffic around your home.

Velux Skylights

Orange Crescent Swirls

Orange glaze drizzled over crescent roll dough then baked to perfection is exactly what your tastebuds are craving. Check out this video….

Sweeten up your morning with this recipe for Orange Crescent Swirls.  Orange glaze drizzled over crescent roll dough then baked to perfection is exactly what your tastebuds are craving.

For more breakfast recipes, go to Culinary.net.

Orange Crescent Swirls

  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons butter or margarine
  • 1 tablespoon grated orange peel
  • 3 tablespoons orange juice
  • 2 cans (8 oz each) Pillsbury™ refrigerated crescent dinner rolls
  1. Heat oven to 375°F. Spray 12-inch pizza pan with 1/2-inch-high sides with cooking spray. In 1-quart saucepan, mix brown sugar, butter, orange peel and juice. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until bubbly; set aside.
  2. Remove dough from each can in 1 long roll; do not unroll. Cut each roll into 12 slices; arrange slices, cut side down, in pan. Spoon brown sugar mixture evenly over slices.
  3. Bake 13 to 15 minutes or until golden brown. Serve warm.

Recipe adapted from Pillsbury.


Stone Lab Open House – Sept. 8

Have you ever been curious about the Lake Erie science that takes place at Stone Lab? Do you want to take a peek inside Cooke Castle or peer down from Perry’s Lookout?

Stone Lab Open House,  Saturday, Sept. 8, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Stone Laboratory, Gibraltar Island and Put-in-Bay.


Have you ever been curious about the Lake Erie science that takes place at Stone Lab? Do you want to take a peek inside Cooke Castle or peer down from Perry’s Lookout? Well, grab the opportunity at the 20th Annual Friends of Stone Lab (FOSL) Open House from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, September 8, 2018.


  • Tour of Stone Laboratory, Gibraltar Island
  • Free vessel transportation to Gibraltar from Ohio State’s Aquatic Visitors Center
  • Tour the 6.5-acre island and view Cooke Castle
  • Lectures and laboratory sessions
  • Historical photos, summer class information, publications
  • Tour Historic South Bass Island Lighthouse (transportation not provided)

Getting There

Free vessel transportation to Gibraltar Island will be provided from Ohio State University’s AVC on South Bass Island. The last boat to Gibraltar Island from the AVC is at 3:30 p.m., the last boat off Gibraltar Island is at 4 p.m. Or, if it is more convenient, you can pay for water taxi services from Put-In-Bay to Gibraltar Island.

Guests will enjoy tours of the 6.5-acre island, including a view of Cooke Castle; lectures and laboratory sessions; summer class information, and publications. Tours of historic South Bass Island Lighthouse will also be available, but transportation will not be provided.

Details: go.osu.edu/CW8G or Erin Monaco, monaco.25@osu.edu.


NBHS Girls Golf Results – Aug. 22

Tigers finish second at Springbrook Invitational (August 18)

Here are the Lady Tiger Golf results from last week:

NB Lady Tiger Golfers compete at Springbrook Invitational

The Lady Tiger Golfers competed at the Springbrook Invitational hosted by Allen East at the Springbrook Golf Course in Lima on Saturday, August 18th.  North Baltimore finished in 2nd place.  Lima Central Catholic’s Erin Mulcany was the medalist shooting a 70.

Final Results:

1st – Lima Central Catholic (Red) – 322

2nd – N Baltimore – 429

3rd – Lima Central Catholic (white) – 474

4th – Delphos St John’s – 486

5th – Wooster – 505

6th – Riverside – 512

7th – Kenton – 526

Allen East – not a full team

Marion Harding – not a full team

(Top 4 individual scores count as final combined score)

NB scores – Lilly Westgate 100, Jordan Bucher 102, McKenzie Perez 104, Jordan Baker 123, Zoey Beaupry 124, Olivia Matthes 141, Meghan Thompson 150

Girls’ Varsity Golf – NB vs Otsego

8/22/18 @ Birch Run Golf Course

1st – Otsego 199

2nd – North Baltimore 230

NB Scores: Jordan Bucher 44, Lilly Westgate 52, Jordan Baker 64, Lexi Long 70, Zoey Beaupry 71, McKenzie Perez 72, Olivia Matthes 74, Meghan Thompson 75

Medalist: Olivia Jackson (Otsego) 38

Upcoming NB Girls Golf Matches:

Wed 8/29 vs Leipsic @ Pike Run, 4:00

Wed 8/30 vs Elmwood @ Birch Run, 4:00


NBHS Boys Golf Results From Last Week

Lots of action for the Tigers….

Here are the NBHS Boys Golf Team Results from last week:

Boys’ Varsity BVC Golf Results vs Van Buren & Riverdale

8/21/18 @ Red Hawk Run Golf Course, Findlay, Ohio

The NB boys’ golf team opened up BVC play at Red Hawk Run on August 21st matching up against Van Buren & Riverdale.  Below are the results:

1st – Van Buren 156

2nd – Riverdale 194

3rd – N Baltimore 206

NB Scores: Hunter Baker 46, Jaden Bucher 46, Ellias Burleson 52, Malaki Peyton-Hobbs 62, Hunter Vogelsong 64

Medalist: Andrew Kuenzli (Riverdale) 37

Boys’ BVC Record: 0-2

Boys’ Varsity Golf Results @ Liberty Center

8/23/18 @ White Pines Golf Course, Swanton, Ohio

1st – Liberty Center 175

2nd – N Baltimore 182

NB Scores: Hunter Baker 41, Ellias Burleson 46, Jordan Bucher 47, Jaden Bucher 48, Hunter Vogelsong 56, Malaki Peyton-Hobbs 64

Medalist:  Olivia Zacharias (Liberty Center) 37

Boys’ Record: 0-3

Upcoming NB Boys Golf Matches:

Mon 8/27 BVC vs Arcadia & Leipsic @ Birch Run, 4:30

Thur 8/30 @ Northwood, Chippewa, 3:30


Annual Milkweed Pod Collection Set to Begin

Calling All Ohioans–From 9/1/18 – 10/30/18……

It’s that time again!

The Ohio Pollinator Habitat Initiative is calling on Ohioans for a second year of Milkweed pod collections. This project started in 2015 as a 7 county pilot and last year hundreds of Ohioans worked together.  Since then the volunteers have collected approximately 5000 gallons of common milkweed seed pods, totaling over 22 million seeds!

Milkweed is the only host plant for the Monarch butterfly for egg laying and caterpillar rearing. It also serves as a food source for Monarchs as well as many other pollinator species. The disappearance of milkweed across the U.S. has contributed to the 80% decline of the eastern monarch butterfly population over the last 20 years. We are working hard to change this, and you can help.

Let’s make our collection efforts in 2018 even better by following these simple tips.
• Make sure that before you collect seed, you become familiar with the common milkweed to avoid harvesting pods from similar plants such as hemp dogbane and swamp milkweed
• It is best to collect the pods when they are dry, grey, or brown. IT IS IMPORTANT TO CHECK THIS
• If the center seam pops with gentle pressure, they can be harvested.
• Store the pods in paper bags; plastic bags collect unwanted moisture.
• Put the date and county collected on the bag when you turn them in.
• Keep the pods in a cool, dry area until you can deliver them to the nearest collection site.
• You can find the nearest collection site at http://www.agri.ohio.gov/divs/SWC/searchlocalSWCD.aspx

Collections start September 1st and goes until October 30th (we will accept pods until November 1st)
If you have questions regarding milkweed collection, please contact Marci Lininger at Marci.Lininger@dot.ohio.gov  or Lori Stevenson at Lori_Stevenson@fws.gov.
For more information on Milkweeds refer to this video! http://u.osu.edu/beelab/milkweed-seed/

When Weed Killers Miss Their Mark

For farmers, weeds are more and more of a vexing problem…..

COLUMBUS, Ohio — The field appears as a checkerboard: thriving green crops beside squares of shriveling beige stalks.

This was not a farmer’s bad luck. Instead the field was intentionally sprayed with 13 different weed killers to show their effects on various crops as well as the consequences of herbicides that drift from their intended target.

Glen Arnold talks with Farm Science Review attendees beside one of the Review’s many demonstration plots. (Photo: Ken Chamberlain)

“Would a farmer do this to a field? Absolutely not,” said Harold Watters, an agronomy field specialist with Ohio State University Extension, the outreach arm of the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences (CFAES) at The Ohio State University.

“The purpose is to share what can happen when things don’t go as planned.”

For farmers, weeds are more and more of a vexing problem as the herbicides that used to kill them no longer work. Just about every year at least one weed in Ohio is shown to survive a herbicide that used to destroy it, Watters said.

The increased use of a herbicide often causes the target weed to become resistant to it, in much the same way that increased use of antibiotics has led to some of them no longer being effective against certain bacterial infections.

At least seven different types of weeds common in Ohio are resistant to one or more herbicides that previously killed them, said Mark Loux, an OSU Extension weed specialist. Waterhemp, one of the more rapidly spreading weeds in Ohio, is particularly troublesome because of its resistance to so many weed killers including glyphosate, a popular herbicide.

Watters and Loux will be among a team of OSU Extension experts who will discuss issues relevant to farmers, including weed killers, cover crops and nutrient management, during the 56th annual Farm Science Review Sept. 18-20 at the Molly Caren Agricultural Center near London, Ohio. The annual agricultural trade show is sponsored by CFAES.

Besides illustrating the effects of various herbicides, the demonstration plots at the Review will show how nutrient levels within a field can differ significantly.

“I can look across a field and see waves of differences,” Watters said.

One portion of a field might be low in phosphorus, while another section has enough of it, information a farmer needs to ensure that no portion of a field is treated with too much of the key nutrient. Those differences underscore the need for a farmer to apply different rates of fertilizer or manure to different parts of a field growing the same crop to prevent the potential for runoff of those nutrients into an above ground water source, Watters said.

Tickets for the Review are $7 online, at participating agribusinesses and county OSU Extension offices, and $10 at the gate. Children 5 and under are free. Hours for the event are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 18-19 and 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 20. For more information, visit fsr.osu.edu.

Jed’s Fundraiser for Carnicom Family

TONIGHT (Wednesday, 8/29) There will be a “Celebration of Life” for Justin Carnicom at Jed’s restaurant in Findlay.

TONIGHT (Wednesday, 8/29) There will be a “Celebration of Life” for Justin Carnicom at Jed’s restaurant in Findlay.

The proceeds from the event will help with hospital bills and Justin’s unborn son. Justin lost his life in a battle with addiction.