Board of Education Meets for September

Powell Principal Mr. Lange resigns…….

by Sue Miklovic

The Board of  Education gathered Tuesday evening at NBHS for their monthly meeting.

The Board accepted the resignation of Powell Elementary Principal Mark Lange , effective September 30th.

According to Superintendent Ryan Delaney, “Mr. Lange has resigned for personal reasons. ” This morning he told theNBXpress “We have already posted the position across the state and are searching for a replacement”

Lange was hired in June 2016 and replaced Scott Lockwood.

Delaney also stated:
* Enrollment is up by 11 students this year, including 7 students who came after Labor Day
*Work will begin this week (Thursday) on construction related to athletic fields at the NBHS campus, beginning with a fence going up.
*Donuts for Dads is a BIG event. Fifty-two dozen donuts are ordered for the crowd on Friday morning.
*Congratulated District Treasurer Steven Stewart on his upcoming wedding

Dr. Falkenstein’s Principal Report for North Baltimore MS/HS
September 25, 2018

  1. North Central Ohio ESC: We were contacted and provided some help to area schools about our online options and using the PEAK curriculum. Mathias was particularly helpful in discussing the intricacies of offering online credit.  Seneca County schools really appreciated us sharing with them since our online school has been operating for several years.
  2. “Five Minutes for Life” centers on Ohio State Troopers, Ohio National Guard members and local law enforcement talking for five minutes with students before or after a practice or a meeting, about responsible decision-making, leadership and encouraging those in their peer group to live a drug-free lifestyle. This educational campaign aims to reduce and ultimately eliminate drug use among students.  Ohio State Highway Patrol Sergeant Ryan Purpura will be joining us this Thursday and Friday since School Resource Officer Mandy Slane put together meetings with our band and football team.
  3. Recycling: Our first Ball recycling pick up is October 19. We’re working on a permanent location for drop-offs.  One issue is keeping it from turning into a trash area.  Look for future announcements to drop off aluminum cans at the middle/high school prior to October 19.
  4. Homecoming Week is approaching! By order of NBFD, we cannot have a bonfire anymore.  We do not have the necessary 1000’ zone around the fire, and they cannot risk the liability.  We will still have the Powderpuff, Spirit competition, and this year…extra water for the senior mudslide!
  5. I am still involved in the OASSA Legislative Committee this year and am working to stay informed and help change policy at the state level.
  6. Our staff and students are working so hard this year, just as they did last year. I am proud of them and thankful to be included as a NB Tiger!

No Powell report. (Donuts for Dads is Tomorrow, September 28th)

Other items from the meeting:
# Accepted resignation of Monica Davis, Aide
# Hired Sue Phillips as an Aide for 6 hours per day
# Accepted $2750.00 of Wellness money  from the Wood County Schools Health Consortium for staff wellness incentives.
# Received a $1000.00 anonymous donation for 6th grade camp
# Hired Nick Lennard as Head Softball Coach

NBHS Head Softball Coach Nick Lennard

After the 20 minute meeting, the Board held an executive session for the purpose of discussing personnel matters.

NB Lady Tigers’ Golf Team Advance to Districts

The top 3 teams, plus the next top 3 individuals advance to the District Tournament Monday, October 1, at Sycamore Springs Golf Course in Arlington.

Lady Tigers move on to OHSAA District

from Suzanne BucherABOVE – Left to Right: Lilly Westgate, Jordan Bucher, Jordan Baker, Lexi Long, Olivia Matthes

North Baltimore’s Girls’ Golf Sectionals were held Wednesday, September 26, at Fostoria Country Club, which is 1 of 4 Div II girls’ sectional sites in NW Ohio.  15 full teams, plus 4 individuals competed at Fostoria.  The top 3 teams, plus the next top 3 individuals advance to Districts held on Monday, October 1, at Sycamore Springs Golf Course, Arlington, Ohio.

Teams advancing to Districts out of the Fostoria sectional include Oak Harbor (374), Margaretta (393) and North Baltimore (408).

The Lady Tigers were led by Jordan Bucher (85), Lilly Westgate (93), Jordan Baker (115) and Lexi Long (115). Bucher finished tied for 5th and  Westgate tied for 10th individually.

Sydney Leyerle from Gibsonburg was Sectional Medalist shooting a 74.

For full results go to:


1st – Oak Harbor – 374

2nd – Margaretta – 393

3rd – North Baltimore – 408


Gibsonburg – 414

Clyde – 416

Perkins – 437

Van Buren – 442

Lake – 446

Elmwood – 458

Eastwood – 461

Hopewell-Loudon – 463

Port Clinton – 481

Danbury – 491

Genoa – 492

St Mary CC – 505


Sydney Leyerle (Gibsonburg) – 74

Kyleigh Dull (Lakota) – 78

Maddy Brown (Calvert) – 84

“Sunburst” Shines on Main Street

Where else can you find this in North Baltimore?…

As you travel down Main Street be sure and check out the freshly painted sunburst over the entrance of the NBOAHS building (229 N. Main).  Thanks to the painting talent of Jim “Picasso” Kuhlman this special architectural feature has a new look.

Sunbursts were popular architectural symbols during the Victorian Era of the late 1800’s and were used as a symbol of prosperity.  Some architectural historians also think the full sunburst was used to represent the British Empire—“the sun never sets on the British Empire.”  The half sunburst/setting sun represents the decline of power and influence of the British Empire.

There are at least three other houses in North Baltimore that still have original sunburst architecture features.  Do you know their locations?


Bluffton Hospital Gains Pediatric Hospitalist

Youth now have the opportunity to receive specialized care at the facility…..

Bluffton Hospital, a division of Blanchard Valley Health System, recently welcomed Jennifer Hohman, MD as its first pediatric hospitalist. Previously, patients newborn to 18 years old who required overnight care were typically transferred to Blanchard Valley Hospital or another nearby hospital with pediatricians on staff. Now that Dr. Hohman has joined Bluffton Hospital, children can be admitted without leaving town.

Dr. Jennifer Hohman

The addition of Dr. Hohman allows children who visit the hospital with more serious illnesses or injuries to remain close to home while receiving overnight care.

“Children have always had exceptional care available at Bluffton Hospital’s emergency department,” said Nicole Keuneke, director of operations at the hospital. “Now, youth have the opportunity to receive specialized care at the facility.

We are focused on providing complete family care to our patients,” she continued.  “Recently Bluffton Primary Care was established on our campus and now the services provided by Dr. Hohman make Bluffton Hospital an easy choice for health care.”

Apart from being a pediatric hospitalist, Dr. Hohman will serve as the lead physician at Bluffton’s Beyond MedSpa, also part of Blanchard Valley Health System. The addition of Dr. Hohman will allow patients of all ages to receive medical procedures such as laser treatments and injectables without having to travel.

Dr. Hohman looks forward to serving Bluffton and the surrounding communities. To contact her, call Bluffton Hospital at 419.358.9010 or Bluffton’s Beyond MedSpa at 419.369.2288.

Coconut Custard Pie

Check out the video to see how this pie is made…….

There’s no better way to top off a scrumptious dinner than with a big slice of this yummy coconut custard pie. With a mild taste of coconut and the sweet taste of custard, you’ll be wanting to go back for seconds. If desired, top with toasted coconut or better yet, some whipped cream.  Find more dessert recipes at

Coconut Custard Pie

  • Pastry for single-crust pie (9 inches)
  • 1 cup sweetened shredded coconut, chopped
  • 3 eggs, beaten
  • 2-1/2 cups 2% milk
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • Toasted sweetened shredded coconut, optional
  1. Preheat oven to 450°. Line a 9-in. deep-dish pie plate with pastry; trim and flute edges. Line unpricked pastry with a double thickness of heavy-duty foil. Bake 10 minutes. Remove foil; bake 5 minutes longer. Sprinkle coconut over crust; set aside. Reduce oven setting to 350°.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the eggs, milk, sugar, flour, vanilla and salt. Pour over coconut; sprinkle with nutmeg.
  3. Bake, uncovered, 45-50 minutes or until a knife inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack for 1 hour. Refrigerate leftovers.

Recipe adapted from Taste of Home


TONIGHT – NB Economic Development Meeting Notice:

Economic and Community Development Meeting

North Baltimore Village Meeting Notice:

Economic and Community Development Meeting

Thursday, September 27, 2018

@ 5:30, at Village Hall Council Chambers

There will be a North Baltimore Economic and Community Development Meeting On Thursday, September 27, 2018 @ 5:30 pm.

Todd Dickersom with Black Swamp Location Strategies will be here to talk a bit more about what he can do for our village marketing.