NB Dental Announces New Dentist

Welcome to Michael Antone, DDS to North Baltimore Dental.

Welcome to Michael Antone, DDS to North Baltimore Dental.Dr. Antone

Dr. Michael Antone, DDS

Dr. Michael Antone grew up in Memphis, Tennessee. He attended Christian Brothers University where he obtained a B.S. in Biology with high honors. He then attended the University of Tennessee where he obtained his D.D.S. degree. During his senior year of dental school, Dr. Antone was selected for the Senior Honors Program which allowed him to teach dental school classes while he finished up his senior year of dental school.

Dr. Antone has been practicing dentistry for several years and provides all dental procedures including cosmetics, Invisalign, conscious sedation, implants and treatment of sleep apnea. He is one of the few dentists that is certified in sleep medicine and can treat sleep apnea with dental appliances right here in the office.

He is a member of the American Dental Association, Ohio Dental Association, Tennessee Dental Association, Mississippi Dental Association, and Academy of General Dentistry. 

When he is not in the office, Dr. Antone enjoys going to see the Memphis Grizzlies play at the FedEx Forum.

Visit NB Dental Website HERE

Our hours of operation are Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 8 am to 5:30 pm.

North Baltimore Dental
104 North Main Street
North Baltimore, OH 45872


Dr. Mark Bedford, DDS, owner

Mark received his DDS from Case Western University in 1978. Dr. Bedford has focused on preventive and restorative dentistry, implants and temporal joint dysfunction, reconstructive and cosmetic dentistry.

Dr. Bedford enjoys glass blowing, ceramics, backpacking, mountain climbing and mountain biking. Dr. Bedford has 2 sons, Jordan who lives with his wife and daughter in Kristainsand, Norway and Tyler who is a surgical resident in Youngston, Ohio.



NBHS Quiz Bowl Having a Great Season

GOOD LUCK in Tournaments! The team is currently in second place in the league, with an impressive record of 18 – 3…..

NBHS Quiz Bowl is having an amazing season!  Led by top scorers Garrett Byrd and Brendan Hutchins, the team is currently in second place in the league, with an impressive record of 18 – 3.
NBHS Quiz Bowl Team at the WBGSU studio , taping “Brain Games”
Quiz Bowl has fun for Halloween
Quiz Bowl “Pajama Day”

The team has one regular season match left (11/6) to play before tournament play, which will take place on 11/13.

During tournament play, the first place team in the league sits out and the remaining teams battle for the second bid to tournament advancement, which, as the second place team, NB has an excellent chance of securing.

Quiz Bowl Team at Homecoming

Please root for and congratulate our players as they work to finish strong during their best season in years, especially our seniors, Garrett Byrd, Olivia Hyatt, and team manager Danielle McPherson.

Garrett Byrd
Brendan Hutchins
Abby Empcke
Gabe Greco
Olivia Hyatt
Olivia Matthes
Meg Empcke
Rhiannon Powell
Harley Cole
Wyatt Mowery
Alex Trout
Danielle McPherson
Meghan Thompson
Mali Combs
Alysia Horner
submitted by Mallory Huffman, Advisor

Birchaven Village Named a Best Nursing Home 2018-19

Named by U.S. News & World Report….

Birchaven Village, a division of Blanchard Valley Health System (BVHS), has been named to the list of Best Nursing Homes 2018-19 by U.S. News & World Report. This is the fourth time Birchaven has been named to this prestigious list.

“We are committed to providing high quality and compassionate care for all of our residents,” said Bridgett Mundy, administrator of Birchaven Village and Independence House. “This recognition is a testament to the dedication of our entire care team.”

U.S. News assigned two separate ratings to most nursing homes: An overall rating and a short-stay rehabilitation rating. Facilities were considered Best Nursing Homes if they were rated high performing in either the overall or short-stay rehabilitation rating and not rated worse than average in the other.

Birchaven Village was one of 2,975 facilities recognized by U.S. News as Best Nursing Homes and one of only 1,837 who received this recognition for high performing overall care. A total of 15,000 nursing homes were rated nationwide.

“We are honored to receive this award for the fourth time,” added Bob Westphal, President of Continuing Care Services at BVHS. “Our associates, clinicians and leadership team work tirelessly to ensure our residents are receiving exceptional care, and we look forward to continue striving for excellence.”

About Birchaven Village

Birchaven Village, located at 15100 Birchaven Lane, Findlay, provides long-term care, skilled nursing, assisted living, independent living, rehabilitation, memory care and adult day care for seniors. Birchaven Village is a division of Blanchard Valley Health System.


Nutritious Family Meals Full of Flavor

Start the day with Baked Eggs in Avocado with Bacon, combining superfoods with a protein boost for an ideal, health-conscious breakfast….

(Family Features) Putting healthy meals on the table continues to be a year-round goal for many families, one that can become more difficult with the satisfying and savory flavors of comfort-food season. From breakfast to dinner and every meal in-between, it can feel daunting to prepare simple and nutritious recipes without sacrificing taste.

While seeking healthier options for day-to-day meal planning and preparation, it’s important to start your decision-making at the grocery store. Look for items like all-natural Pure Farmland Bacon, made from pork raised without antibiotics. In addition, it contains no artificial ingredients, preservatives, MSG or added hormones, so you can feel good about incorporating a family favorite like bacon into any meal of the day.

Start the day with Baked Eggs in Avocado with Bacon, combining superfoods with a protein boost for an ideal, health-conscious breakfast. When it’s time to gather for a family dinner, try something new such as Bacon and Spaghetti Squash Fritter with Roasted Red Pepper Sauce for a filling and flavorful meal that can please nearly any palate.

Find more recipes that keep nutrition top of mind without forgoing flavor at farmlandfoods.com.

Baked Eggs in Avocado with Bacon

Prep time: 30 minutes
Servings: 2

  •             Nonstick cooking spray
  • 1          avocado, halved and pitted
  • 2          eggs
  • kosher salt, to taste
  • freshly cracked pepper, to taste
  • 2          slices Pure Farmland All-Natural Uncured Bacon, cooked, crumbled
  • 2          tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1          tablespoon chopped chives
  • smoked paprika, for garnish
  • hot sauce, for garnish (optional)
  1. Heat oven to 425° F. Spray baking sheet or glass baking pan with nonstick cooking spray.
  2. Scoop additional 1-2 tablespoons out of avocado halves to create wells for eggs.
  3. Place avocados flesh-side up on prepared baking sheet or glass pan. Gently crack one egg in each avocado well, keeping yolks intact. Bake 15-18 minutes, or until eggs reach desired temperature.
  4. Add salt and pepper, to taste. Top with crumbled bacon, Parmesan cheese and chopped chives. Garnish with paprika and hot sauce, if desired.

Bacon and Spaghetti Squash Fritter with Roasted Red Pepper Sauce

Prep time: 45 minutes
Servings: 4

Bacon-Spaghetti Squash Fritter:

  • 4          cups cooked spaghetti squash
  • 6          slices Pure Farmland All-Natural Uncured Bacon, cooked, chopped, fat reserved
  • 4          green onions, white parts only, sliced thin
  • 2          eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1/2       cup Parmesan cheese, grated
  • 1/3       cup all-purpose flour

Romesco Sauce:

  • 2          roasted red peppers, fresh or jarred
  • 4          plum tomatoes, roasted, skins removed
  • 3/4       cup almonds, toasted
  • 4          cloves garlic, roasted
  • 2          tablespoons sherry vinegar
  • 2          teaspoons smoked paprika
  • 1/2       teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/2       cup olive oil
  • salt, to taste
  • pepper, to taste
  1. To make Bacon–Spaghetti Squash Fritter: Place spaghetti squash in large bowl. Add bacon, green onions, eggs and cheese. Stir to combine. Add flour and mix until combined. Form into patties.
  2. Heat large saute pan over medium-high heat. Add 2 tablespoons reserved bacon fat. Add fritters in batches and cook until well browned on both sides, approximately 2-3 minutes per side.
  3. To make Romesco Sauce: In food processor, pulse roasted red peppers, plum tomatoes, almonds, garlic, sherry vinegar, smoked paprika and cayenne pepper to combine. Slowly add in olive oil and season with salt and pepper, to taste.
  4. Pour Romesco Sauce over Bacon-Spaghetti Squash Fritter before serving.