Black Knights Dominate Tigers in Football

North Baltimore Football traveled down to Van Buren for the annual rivalry football game with the Black Knights.

North Baltimore Football traveled down to Van Buren for the annual rivalry football game with the Black Knights.

VB raced out to the lead 24 – 0 after the 1st quarter. The Tigers scored twice in the 2nd quarter to trail at the half 52 – 14. The final score was 73 – 14.

NB finishes the year at 1 – 10, 1 – 7 in the BVC. Van Buren finishes the year 5 – 5, 4 – 4 in the BVC.

October Board of Education Meeting

New Principal welcomed. Treasurer presents financial forecast………..

The North Baltimore Board of Education met at 2012 Tiger Drive for the monthly meeting on Tuesday evening.

District Steven Stewart gave a very colorful and detailed Five Year Financial Forecast FY2019-20123 of the districts general fund. This is done, he explained, to evaluate the fiscal condition, and to help identify future revenue and expenditure trends that may influence long-term policies and strategic goals.

Mr. Stewart concluded his report by stating he believes the future of the North Baltimore Local Schools looks very promising, financially.

Superintendent Ryan  Delaney said, “Thank you to Steven for all the work on the Five Year Forecast” He also thanked Mr. Ben Pack for organizing the the Marching Band’s trip to Orlando in 2020 with no cost or responsibility for the Board of Education

Mr. Delaney also gave a warm welcome to new Powell Principal Mrs. Jonelle Semancik. Tuesday was only her second day at the helm of the elementary school. She replaced Mr. Mark Lange, who resigned.

The Board also accepted the donation of proceeds from the crops harvested on school district property. This totaled $8,526.44 for the 2018 season.

NBMS/NBHS Principal Dr. Bob Falkenstein Report for October 23, 2018

Our 10th annual Dodge Ball tournament was Friday.  We had superb participation of our school students.  We used the event to kick off Red Ribbon Week.  Our Alcohol, Tobacco & Other Drug counselor, Hannah Madaras, and Paws for a Cause leader, Stefanie Lauer, deserve the credit.  They got tons of pizza from Mac n Ali’s, bottled water and snacks.  Thanks to NB Sports Boosters for the hot dogs!  There was great music.  We delivered a great message about making healthy choices and deciding to live substance free.

Red Ribbon Week:

›Monday = Say No to Drugs is No Sweat (sweatpants)

›Tuesday = Pair Up against Drugs (Twin Day)

›Wednesday = Too Bright for Drugs (Neon)

›Thursday = Band Together against Drugs (Bandana)

›Friday = Rally in Red against Drugs and Alcohol (Wear Red)

Ball Metal picked up our aluminum recycling on October 19.  We are officially involved!

We are no longer going to post midterm progress reports on DASL for parents to view as official “grade cards”.  Instead, teachers will update all grades on Progressbook only.  Then, we will send an alert for parents to check there for midterm grades.  This procedure saves our teachers a step and is exactly what happens at Powell Elementary.

We’re working on next year’s Schedule of Courses already.  Some items being discussed are offering Spanish I in the 8th grade and reorganizing when we offer our HS social studies courses (moving American History from grade 9 to grade 10, Government from 10 to 11, and Econ/World Civ from 11 to 9).  The extra time will foster maturity and more content knowledge for application to EOC Exams.

House Bill 318.  Implementation on Nov. 2, 2018: students must be permitted to make up all work during an out of school suspension.  Students who are suspended out of school (OSS) will be required to submit all homework, projects, papers and similar items on the day they return from suspension for full credit.  Tests and assessments must be made up within 3 days of returning from OSS.  Any grade not completed on time will result in a zero.  Everything for a grade is the responsibility of the student to gather, arrange, complete and submit.  This could be done via email or phone calls.  While some work may be digital, it is the parent/guardians’ responsibility to come get other work from the school since the suspended student must remain off of school property.  The school does not take responsibility for gathering any materials.

To celebrate Veterans Day, we have some big events planned.  First, our middle school students are going to get to tour John and Pam Cheney’s war vehicle collection!  John invited us out so that he can share and talk with students about the vehicles.  We are taking groups of 15 students on November 5-6.  I appreciate The Cheneys for inviting us to their home.  Second, our Veterans Day Ceremony is being held on Friday, November 9 at 2:10-2:40 in the NBHS auditeria.  Third, Margaret Bobb contacted me about how the NB American Legion Post and NB Historical Society are encouraging the churches and individuals in town to participate in the World War I Commission’s BELLS OF PEACE:  A WORLD WAR I REMEMBRANCE

Powell Principal Mrs. Jonelle Semancik Board Report for October 23, 2018

It has been a monumental two days at Powell! In all seriousness I want to thank the staff, students, and community for such a great welcoming. I feel so loved and am excited to be a part of this district.

In what’s going on: The 6th grade left for camp on Monday. Dr. Bob went to go visit since I wanted to be in the building for a full week. We have pictures and all are reporting having a great time. 3rd grade ost is going on today. Thank you to Mike Kipplen for organizing this so everything runs smoothly. We are one day down and one to go. 5th grade is also testing. They are taking the IOWA test. Again Mike Kipplen has been a great help.

We are celebrating Red Ribbon week as well with many teachers assuring me on the first day they do not normally wear sweats to school J

Fall Festival is next week and I will be having a photo booth station. Misty Schinsky has done a wonderful job leading the committee in organizing that.

Book Fair is also next week. Erika Miklovic and Pamela Weisbrod are putting this together. This is great opportunity for students to get affordable books to read.

Thank you again for all your support.

The Board is preparing to attend the upcoming State Board of Education Conference in Columbus.

As the meeting wrapped up, Mr. Delaney reminded everyone of the Community Halloween parade on Saturday evening , October 27, beginning at the Park at 7:00pm and ending at the Village Hall.


BVHS Weekend Column: Mammograms

Mammograms examine breast tissue and use compression to spread the tissue apart so radiologists can detect changes…..


by Tanna Pate, BVHS Mammography Supervisor, EasternWoods Women & Children’s Center

Mammograms are X-rays of the breasts that help providers detect abnormalities or changes that may be signs of breast cancer. There are two different types of mammograms: screening and diagnostic. Screening mammograms are for asymptotic women and routine testing than diagnostic, and usually images of the breast are taken from only two different angles. Diagnostic mammograms are more in-depth problem solving and are used when heath care providers discover abnormalities during breast exams or on screening mammograms and decide to take a closer look. During diagnostic mammograms, images from more angles may be taken that are typically unnecessary during screening mammograms.

Mammograms examine breast tissue and use compression to spread the tissue apart so radiologists can detect changes or small cancerous lumps that cannot otherwise be seen or felt. Those who are at a higher than average risk should begin speaking with their health care provider about receiving a mammogram before age 40. Women with relatives such as a mother or sister with a history of breast cancer should begin receiving mammograms 10 years younger than the age that relative was diagnosed, or at age 40, whichever is younger. For instance, if a patient’s sister was diagnosed with breast cancer at age 42, that patient should begin receiving mammograms by age 32. By age 45, women should begin receiving mammograms yearly. This is to monitor the breasts for signs of cancer as early as possible. Women who test positive for a BRCA1 or BRCA2 gene mutation should generally begin receiving annual mammography, breast MRI sand breast exams at age 25.

If a patient is found to have cancer, it usually is caught early and treated quickly. However, only two to four mammograms in every 1,000 women lead to a breast cancer diagnosis.

Regardless of age, women who experience unusual symptoms in their breast(s) should speak to their health care provider immediately about receiving a mammogram. Signs of breast cancer include the following breast symptoms:

  • Lump, hard knot or thickening of skin
  • Dimpling or indentation of the skin
  • Itchy, scaly, sore or rash-covered nipple
  • Swelling, warmth, redness or darkening
  • “Orange peel” skin
  • Change in shape or size of breast
  • Nipples become sunken or inverted
  • New pain develops in one spot and does not leave

Although many symptoms are often found to be benign, or non-cancerous, speaking with your health care provider about your symptoms and receiving a mammogram can help you and your provider know whether treatment is necessary. Mammograms are the first step toward diagnosing and treating breast cancer and abnormalities. Talk to your provider today about receiving a mammogram.


Mini Marbled Cherry Cheesecake Cupcakes

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Individually portioned desserts are ideal for entertaining, and these smooth, creamy Mini Marbled Cherry Cheesecakes with vivid holiday color are a perfect single serving that is sure to brighten any dessert table.

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Mini Marbled Cherry Cheesecakes

  • 18        chocolate cookies with white filling
  • 2          packages (8 ounces each) cream cheese, softened
  • 1/3       cup sugar
  • 2          eggs
  • 1          teaspoon vanilla
  • 1          can (21 ounces) Lucky Leaf Premium Cherry Fruit Filling, divided
  1. Heat oven to 350° F.  Line muffin tins with 18 paper liners.
  2. Place one chocolate cookie in bottom of each paper liner.
  3. In mixing bowl, beat cream cheese, sugar, eggs and vanilla until light and fluffy.  Fold in half of fruit filling. Fill each muffin liner about three-fourths full with mixture.
  4. Bake 20-25 minutes, or until done. Cool. Top each cheesecake with spoonful of remaining fruit filling.

Lucky Leaf

Chowline: How to Carve Pumpkins Safely

You can also opt out of carving altogether and instead used paint or permanent markers to decorate your pumpkins…..

Since I’m not crafty in the least bit, I don’t know the best way to carve a pumpkin. Can you help?

Carving a pumpkin can be a fun, festive, fall family event — as long as you know what you’re doing. Even though pumpkins are a beautiful, tasty vegetable (or fruit, depending on who you ask), carving them can result in injuries if you aren’t careful.

One thing to keep in mind is choosing the right pumpkin to carve.

There are several kinds of pumpkins — some that you eat, and some that are typically used for carving, said Jenny Lobb, a Family and Consumer Sciences educator for Ohio State University Extension. OSU Extension is the outreach arm of the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences at The Ohio State University (CFAES).

Varieties include jack-o’-lanterns, colored pumpkins, pie pumpkins and specialty pumpkins, such as the Rouge Vif d’Etampes, or Cinderella, pumpkin.

“Pie pumpkins, which are smaller and sweeter in flavor, are typically used for baking and cooking, while jack-o’-lanterns are typically used for carving,” Lobb said.

Once you’ve chosen the pumpkin, it’s important to know how to hold them in order to avoid injury when carving. Because pumpkins are round, tough and slippery, carving them can sometimes result in slice, puncture, cut or stab wounds to hands and fingers that could result in a quick trip to the hospital, according to the American Society for Surgery of the Hand (ASSH).

To reduce the risk of injury, safety experts with the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, the Consumer Product Safety Commission and ASSH offer these tips:

  • Dry your hands and the pumpkin before carving.
  • Use the right tools. If you can, use a pumpkin carving kit that has specialty tools designed to carve through rinds, poke holes, and scoop out the pumpkin seeds and innards.
  • Stabilize the pumpkin by placing one hand on top of the pumpkin and carve working your way down. You can also cut a hole in the bottom of the pumpkin to scoop out the insides.
  • Use a spoon to remove the seeds.
  • Work in a clean, dry, well-lit area when you carve the pumpkin.
  • Don’t let young kids carve the pumpkin. You can have them draw the pattern that you plan to cut and scoop out the insides, but kids 14 and under shouldn’t use the cutting tools to carve.
  • Stand at least two arms’ lengths away if you are watching someone else carve the pumpkin.
  • To prevent fires, consider using a flashlight instead of a candle in your pumpkin.

If you do cut yourself, apply direct pressure to the wound with a clean, dry cloth. Clean the wound with an antibiotic and a bandage. If the bleeding doesn’t stop in 15 minutes, seek medical attention.

You can also opt out of carving altogether and instead used paint or permanent markers to decorate your pumpkins, said Kate Shumaker, an OSU Extension educator and registered dietitian.

“These options can both be weather-resistant and child-friendly,” she said. “And since you haven’t damaged the integrity of the pumpkin, it will last longer and not rot on your porch.”

Chow Line is a service of the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences and its outreach and research arms, OSU Extension and the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center. Send questions to Chow Line, c/o Tracy Turner, 364 W. Lane Ave., Suite B120, Columbus, OH 43201, or

Lutheran Church News

Pastor Ralph Mineo will share a message “Making Holy Choices” based on Ezekiel 36:24-28………

St. Luke’s Lutheran Church, North Baltimore

On Confirmation/Reformation Sunday, October 28, Pastor Ralph Mineo will share a message “Making Holy Choices” based on Ezekiel 36:24-28 at St. Luke’s Lutheran Church in North Baltimore at 10:15 a.m. The 2018 Confirmation Class will be received. A reception in their honor will follow worship. Please join us. Sunday School for all ages begins at 9:00 a.m. .

St. John’s Lutheran Church, McComb

On Confirmation/Reformation Sunday, October 28, Pastor Ralph Mineo will share a message “Making Holy Choices” based on Ezekiel 36:24-28 at St. John’s Lutheran Church in McComb at 8:00 a.m. The 2018 Confirmation Class will be received. Please join us. A joint adult Sunday School class with the McComb United Methodist Church begins at 9:15 a.m.

At Our Service–Scouting For Food is TODAY

Boys from Pack #372 and Troop #315 gather food for local families…..

Submitted by Jennifer Vanlerberg

On Saturday, October 20th, the Scouts of Pack #372 placed informational door hangers all over town. The door hangers reminded folks to please set out your bag of food on Saturday, October 27th to help stock our food pantries in anticipation of the holidays. Nearly two dozen scouts (including Boy Scouts Isaiah Boyce and Zach Trout) scattered with volunteer parents and friends (and even one dog) to help spread the message around town. The boys were treated to doughnuts and hot chocolate before venturing out. And more doughnuts, and doughnut holes…

Scouting for Food…….and doughnuts….
Scouting for Food

Hours jaunting around town can be exhausting for little legs, but that wasn’t even the only service these boys completed that day. American flags were respectfully removed from both Old and New Maplewood Cemeteries so that the flags can be retired and new ones can be planted in the spring.

Troop #315 will be collecting the food donations in the morning of October 27th. Please no glass or expired food. Thanks to everyone that helped and will be assisting to make the meals and holidays for our local families and friends.

More Scouting for Food
More Scouting for Food
Testing out the hot chocolate before distributing info on Scouting for Food