Quiz Bowl WINS Again…….

NBHS Quiz Bowl team posts 21-3 rexcord this Fall ……

NBHS Quiz Bowl finished regular season play Tuesday night, going undefeated yet again against TSA, Genoa, and Otsego.  With a final record of 21 wins and 3 losses, NB finished in second place, earning a trophy for their impressive season.

Congratulations to the NBHS Quiz Bowl Team

In addition to being awarded a trophy, Garrett Byrd was awarded a medal and certificate for being First Team All League, and Brendan Hutchins was awarded the same for being Second Team All League.

Garrett Byrd, First Team All-League
NB moves into tournament play on Tuesday, November 13th, with a real shot of earning a bid to regionals.
submitted by Coach Mallory Huffman


A North Baltimore man was the first Wood County serviceman to die in combat in World War I……


Vernon Wymer was the first Wood County serviceman to die in combat in World War I.  He was born in Galatea in 1900 to Charles and Ella Wymer and was living in North Baltimore when the United States entered the war against Imperial Germany.

Vernon Wymer, WW I

Vernon enlisted as a private in Company H, 2nd Infantry of the Ohio National Guard in July 1917 at Bowling Green, Ohio.

He trained with them until he was sent as a replacement to the American Expeditionary Force in France in early 1918.  He was then assigned to the 2nd United States Infantry Division as a rifleman with Company K, 23rd Infantry Regiment.

During the Second Battle of Marne, Private Wymer was killed on July 2, 1918 while his unit was attacking Germany army units holding the village of Vaux.

At the request of his family, Private Wymer’s body was returned to the United States for burial in 1921.  Several thousand people attended his funeral in North Baltimore.  He is buried in Weaver Cemetery, Bloom Township, Wood County beside his brother Gerald, who was killed in World War II.

Four other North Baltimore area residents also lost their lives in World War I either through disease or accident.  They are:

Charles B. Lawrence, Seaman 2nd Class, US Navy:  Lawrence died of Spanish influenza at the Naval Hospital of the Great Lakes on September 23, 1918 at age 25 years.  Surviving him were his parents Bassett and Nellie Lawrence.  Charles had attended Notre Dame University for 2 years prior to enlisting.  He is buried in Hough Cemetery.

John W. Weaver, Private, US Army.  Weaver died at Camp Forrest, Georgia on October 9, 1918 at age 27 years.  Surviving him were his parents Ichabod and Nancy Weaver.  He is buried in Maplewood Cemetery.

Howard W. Wrede, Yeoman 2nd Class, US Navy.   Wrede died of pneumonia caused by the Spanish influenza at the U. S. Naval Hospital in Norfolk, VA on October 13, 1918 at age 22 years.  Surviving him were his parents Albert and Minnie Wrede.  He is buried in Maplewood Cemetery.

Morris H. Neiman, 2nd Lieutenant, US Army.  Neiman died of pneumonia caused by the Spanish influenza at Camp Sherman (Chillicothe) on October 15, 1918 at age 28 years.  Surviving him were his parents Henry and Nettie; wife Helen; and 6-month-old daughter Betty Jean.   He is buried in Woodlawn Cemetery, Toledo.

submitted by Margaret Bobb, North Baltimore Area Historical Society

NB Men’s Basketball League Opens Next Sunday

Week 1 is this Sunday Nov 11th, with 4 games scheduled……..

Here is the line up of games for opening week of the 2018-2019 season of the North Baltimore Men’s Dick Clark Basketball League.

Week 1 this Sunday Nov 11th:

12:15 Mak & Ali’s vs Miller Insurance
1:15 Reineke vs Casey’s Sales
2:15 Patterson vs Gerdeman Insurance
3:15 ServiceMaster vs Hagemyer Trucking

All games are played at the NBHS Gym.

NW Water and Sewer Closed for Veterans Day

Monday, November 12th………

In observance of Veterans Day, The Northwestern Water and Sewer District office will be closed, Monday, November 12.  Regular office hours will resume, Tuesday, November 13.

Contact 419-354-9001 for after-hours water or sewer emergencies.



Now is the Time to Address Your Hearing Health

Working with a hearing care professional is essential in treating hearing loss…….

(Family Features) If you find yourself constantly turning up the volume on the TV or asking people to repeat themselves, you’re not alone. In fact, 1 in 5 Americans – nearly 50 million people – ages 12 and older have hearing loss, according to the Hearing Health Foundation.

In addition, it takes 10 years, on average, for someone with hearing loss to seek help, according to a study published in the “International Journal of Audiology.” That’s 10 years of missed conversations with a spouse, compliments from a friend, secrets from a child and laughs with your family, all because many people aren’t sure where to go for care or have misconceptions about hearing aids.

As more people, especially younger people, are diagnosed with hearing loss, treatment has become easier to access. Hearing care professionals and hearing aid manufacturers, such as Beltone, have adopted advanced technologies and novel forms of care to treat an evolving patient population, ensuring that no one has to experience hearing loss alone. If you’re looking to make your hearing health more of a priority, now is the time as these advancements in technology can help improve your hearing and quality of life:

Clearer, fuller, richer sound. Newer hearing aids incorporate technology that enable advanced hearing capabilities, helping you understand more speech and hear the finer details in social and professional settings.

Rechargeable. Changing hearing aid batteries is a thing of the past. Now you can have hearing aids with a rechargeable battery (with some lasting up to 30 hours) and a portable charger.

Entertainment on demand. Wireless connectivity and Bluetooth technology have made their way to hearing aids. You can now make phone calls and stream TV, videos and more directly to your hearing aids. Some hearing aids, such as the Beltone Amaze, are also fully compatible with both Apple and Android devices.

Support is just a click away. Remote fine-tuning allows you to request and receive adjustments to your hearing aids from the comfort of your own home on a computer or from a smartphone.

Personal control. If you love restaurants, but hate the noise, an option like the Beltone HearMax app allows users to select personalized, preset environments, such as outdoor or restaurant.  The app’s geolocation option also automatically remembers when you’re in a favorite spot and can adjust your hearing aids automatically.

Personalized style. Like having your own stylist, hearing care professionals are typically experts in fitting hearing aids to meet your individual needs and tastes. Today’s hearing aids vary in size, color and special features so you can blend in or stand out.

Comprehensive customer care. Working with a hearing care professional is essential in treating hearing loss. For example, Beltone’s exclusive care program is available at most of the company’s 1,500 hearing centers nationwide. Follow-up service is just a push of the button away as  an easy-to-use mobile app can connect you directly to your hearing care professional.

Locate lost hearing aids. This is a feature you’ll never want to use, but will be thankful to have should the need arise. Through the use of apps, you can track your hearing aids if you misplace them.

To learn more about the latest in hearing aid technology and find a hearing aid that meets your needs, visit beltone.com.


Wood County Parks Programs for November 2018

Wild turkeys, fly tying, decoys, Habitat Heroes, and more……..

Sign up for some cool weather programs:

Turkey Tomfoolery
Thursday, November 8; 6:00 – 7:30 pm
Otsego Park
20000 W. River Road, Bowling Green
Wild turkeys are being seen much more frequently here in Wood County. Bring the kids out to learn about one of the largest birds in our parks, we will finish the evening with some games and fun activities.
EcoLit Book Group Meeting
Thursday, November 8; 7:00 – 9:00 pm
W.W. Knight Nature Preserve
29530 White Road, Perrysburg
For this meeting, please read Mind of the Raven by Bernd Heinrich. Group meets once a month. Register for any or all. Discussion leader: Cheryl Lachowski, Senior Lecturer, BGSU English Dept. and Ohio Certified Volunteer Naturalist.
Wild Skills: Shelter-Skelter
Saturday, November 10;
10:00 – 11:30 am
W.W. Knight Nature Preserve
29530 White Road, Perrysburg
Be prepared for when your adventure turns south. Having a shelter to get out of the elements can be a life saver! Get hands on and learn to build one using only the nature around you. Suggested age: 8+ Program will be outside for its entirety – dress for the weather.
The Native American Experience
Tuesday, November 13; 7:00 – 8:00 pm
Otsego Park
20000 W. River Road, Bowling Green
What was life like for Native Americans as they coped with pressure from European settlers? Join guest speaker Taylor Moyer, Toledo School of the Arts humanities teacher and living historian, as he describes the interaction between the two cultures from a Native American perspective. Details of clothing, tools and other artifacts will be woven into the narrative. Taylor will present in historic attire appropriate to the time period.
Fly tying by Wildwood Anglers
Thursday, November 15; 6:00 – 7:00 pm
W.W. Knight Nature Preserve
29530 White Road, Perrysburg
Join Brad Dunkle, local fly fishing guide and owner of Wildwood Anglers, for a small group intro to fly tying. All material and tools provided. Registration required, no walk–ins.
Program fee: $12/ $8 for Friends of the Parks
Wild Skills: Bow-drill Workshop
Friday, November 16;
6:00 – 8:00 pm
W.W. Knight Nature Preserve
29530 White Road, Perrysburg
Build and test out your own bow-drill fire-starting kit. Learn about the evolution of fire-starting, which materials work best, and how to identify the best wood for the job. Wood provided. Bring your own knife capable of substantial wood carving. Must be 13 years of age or older (minors must have release of liability signed by adult before attending). Carving and knife skills will not be covered in depth – please become familiar and practice before attending. Full-tang knives preferred, with blades less than 5” long. Contact Craig Spicer with questions – 419-661-1697×3 / cspicer@wcparks.org
Program fee: $10/$5 for Friends of the Parks
Holiday Baking Mix Jars
Saturday, November 17;
1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Carter Historic Farm
18331 Carter Road, Bowling Green
Drop by anytime between 1:00 and 3:30 to learn how to package gift cookie and cake mixes in jars for cute and convenient gifting. Materials and ingredients for 2 jars provided, as well as decorative instruction cards for recipients.
Program Fee: $10
Ohio Decoy Collectors and
Carvers Demo
Saturday, November 17;
1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Otsego Park
20000 W. River Road, Bowling Green
Learn the process of carving hunting decoys, and see examples of decoys along the banks of the Maumee River. Carving enthusiasts will be on hand to demonstrate techniques and share their expertise. No registration required.
Hidden Insects: Galls, Cocoons and Egg Cases
Sunday, November 18;
1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Sawyer Quarry Nature Preserve
26940 Lime City Road, Perrysburg
Insects don’t completely disappear with the arrival of cold weather, some hide in plain sight while they wait for spring. Join a naturalist as we look closely for these hidden winter homes.
Homeschoolers: Native American Lifeways and Games
Monday, November 19; 10:00 – 11:30 am
W.W. Knight Nature Preserve
29530 White Road, Perrysburg
Travel back in time to the Great Black Swamp, where the Anishnabe people made a livelihood well before European settlers moved in. Experience the Anishnabe way of life, get hands on with tools, and take part in some fun and games! Appropriate for 3rd grade and up. Contact Craig Spicer with any questions – 419-661-1697×3 cspicer@wcparks.org
Who, Who, Who’s There Owl Walk
Tuesday, November 27;
6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Bradner Preserve
11491 Fostoria Road, Bradner
We will be on the hunt for owls, especially Ohio’s largest resident owl. We will start indoors for a short talk and then hit the trail for some owl calling. Dress for the weather. The program is cancelled in case of high winds or rain.
2018 Photo Contest
Friends of the Parks Photo Contest
  • Deadline: November 30th, 2018
  • $5 entry fee to enter up to 5 photos
  • Friends of the Parks members can enter up to 10 photos for the $5 fee.
  • ~30 photos from each category will be printed, framed and exhibited in April at the Four Corners Photo Exhibition.
  • Top two winners in each category receive a rosette ribbon, a Friends’ membership, and a special recognition at the opening of the photography exhibit reception.
Habitat Heroes
Help us restore wildlife habitats!
Saturday, November 17th;
9:00 am – 12:00 pm
W.W. Knight Nature Preserve
29530 White Road, Perrysburg
Join our conservation efforts. We will be removing an invasive woody plant called buckthorn. All tools and materials are provided. Volunteers receive lunch, a mug, and a t-shirt.
Commemorative Trail
Say it forever and leave a legacy with a Commemorative Trail Bricks.
3 lines of text on a 4 x 8″ brick = $100
5 lines of text on an 8 x 8″ brick = $125