NB Village Reminders:

…about golf cars & grass clippings.

Here are a couple of reminders from North Baltimore Mayor Janet Goldner about golf cars & grass clippings.

PLEASE do not blow your cut grass into streets, road or alleys!

Blow the cut grass back into your lawn.

Bicycle and motorcycle rider safety can depend on your cooperation. AND it IS the “law”!

ALSO – Keep the cut grass out of our storm sewers. This will save on costs and prolong the life of our storm sewer system.

Thanks for your assistance and cooperation! 

GOLF CARTS on Village Streets –

Police pulled over a pink golf cart on Flaxmere Ave, Flaxmere, Hastings, for being unregistered and being used on a public road. They subsequently found out it had been stolen two weeks ago from the Maraenui Golf Course, Napier. 29 September 2015 NEWS Hawke’s Bay Today Photograph by Duncan Brown.

Only street legal and properly licensed golf carts are allowed on the streets here in town.

Golf carts must obey all traffic laws, traffic signals and rules of the road!

Please visit the NB Police Dept. on North Main to have your cart inspected. Also, you must be a licensed driver to drive on village streets in your carts.

Tiger Track and Field Results


by Suzanne Bucher


On Friday, May 3rd North Baltimore High School track teams competed at the Ottawa Hills Relays.  Twelve teams competed. NB Girls finished 3rd overall, and the NB girls’ shot relay team of Kiley Brooker, Lexi Long & Simone Thompson, with a combined throw of 96’7”, broke the meet record of 96’3/4” previously set in 2006 by Lakota.

HS Track Results – Ottawa Hills Relays – 5/3/2019

Girls Top 6

Discus – 1st K Brooker, L McCartney, L Trout

Shot – 1st K Brooker, L Long, S Thompson

PV – 3rd J Bucher, A North, O Matthes

LJ – 1st C Lanning, K Mason, M McCartney

3200 – 3rd C Schwartz

4×100 – 6th J Bucher, K Mason, M McCartney, C Lanning

4×400 – 6th J Bucher, C Lanning, K Mason, O Matthes

4×800 – 1st K Dewulf, S Smith, C Schwartz, L Hartman

Distance Medley – 6th L Hartman, S Smith, K Dewulf, C Schwartz

Sprint Medley – 4th J Bucher, K Mason, C Lanning, S Smith

Girls - Team Rankings
1.     Hopewell-Loudon – 108
2.     Rossford – 101
3.     N Baltimore – 61
4.     Northwood – 50
5.     Evergreen – 42
6.     Pete. Summerfield – 36
7.     Gibsonburg – 35
8.     Ottawa Hills – 21
9.     Pettisville – 20
10.   Maumee Valley CD – 10
11.   Danbury – 8
12.   Cardinal Stritch – 3
Boys Top 6

HG – 6th J Kimmel, N Morales, D Zitzelberger

3200 – 6th L Trout

4×800 – 6th Z Cook, J Kimmel, G Gazarek, L Trout

Boys - Team Rankings
1.     Rossford – 105
2.     Ottawa Hills – 62
3.     Hopewell-Loudon – 55
4.     Northwood – 53
5.     Maumee Valley CD – 44
6.     Evergreen – 43
7.     Gibsonburg – 37
8.     Pete. Summerfield – 36
9.     Danbury – 34
10.   Cardinal Stritch – 19
11.   Emmanual Christian – 3
11.   N Baltimore – 3
13.   Pettisville - 2

For complete results:https://www.baumspage.com/track/ottawahills/2019/Results%20to%20print.pdf

Upcoming NBHS Track Schedule
Tue May 7th Home vs McComb & Arlington, 4:30
Fri May 10th BVC Championships @ Liberty-Benton, 4:30

NBHS Baseball Falls

North Baltimore’s hopes to win BVC fall losing to LB 4-2 in extra innings

by Suzanne Bucher


Liberty-Benton @ North Baltimore – 5/6/19

Liberty-Benton    0 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 – 4 9 1

N Baltimore         0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 – 2 4 0

WP – Snider

LP – Kepling

Top Hitters

Levi Gazarek HR, 2RBI

Brendan Cotterman 2-1B


N Baltimore: 12-5 overall, 5-3 BVC

Liberty-Benton: 18-3 overall, 7-2 BVC

Upcoming Games

Thur 5/9 @ McComb, 5pm

Fri 5/10 Cory-Rawson, 7pm

Thur 5/16 Sectional Final (home), 5pm

Planning for the Future

Taking inventory of your financial health…

(Family Features) Only 28% of Americans are financially healthy, according to the U.S. Financial Health Pulse. Most others will have difficulty reaching long-term financial goals and are more vulnerable to the threat of financial shocks, such as car trouble, unforeseen medical bills or job loss.

Regardless of income or wealth, the road to financial health – how you are able to manage your day-to-day financial life while building for the future – can be a lifelong journey. What you do today can build toward or detract from your long-term resilience and ability to pursue opportunities. Whether you want to take that dream vacation, prepare for retirement or save for college, financial health takes effort to build.

“An overwhelming majority of the country is experiencing financial challenges that have lasting effects on people’s lives, on their ability to weather the inevitable ups and downs and on their chances to pursue their dreams,” said Jennifer Tescher, CEO of the Center for Financial Services Innovation (CFSI), the nation’s authority on consumer financial health. “Each year, CFSI and MetLife Foundation join forces on #FinHealthMatters Day to highlight the importance of financial health, especially for the 180 million people who are financially vulnerable.”

These questions can serve as a starting point to take inventory of your financial health:

  1. Are you spending less than you make? Regardless of your income level, it can be difficult to get ahead if you’re among the 47% of Americans that are spending more than or equal to what they earn, according to the U.S. Financial Health Pulse. The ability to manage cash flow directly affects your ability to build savings and deal with unexpected expenses.
  2. Do you pay your bills on time and in full? Falling behind on bills, including credit card payments, can be a significant hindrance to improving your financial health. If all your bills seem to come due at the same time each month or don’t appropriately align with paydays, consider staggering bills based on their priority level with rent and utilities taking precedence over any less necessary items like cable television or subscription services, which could even be eliminated altogether. The ability to keep up with payments shows how well you’re able to manage cash flow and daily financial obligations.
  3. Do you have sufficient liquid, short-term savings? The ability to draw on savings is important for coping with unexpected expenses such as car repairs or medical bills or a setback such as being laid off from a job. Having six or more months of living expenses in savings is considered financially healthy, but 45% of Americans don’t have enough savings to cover even three months, according to the U.S. Financial Health Pulse. Try setting aside 5-10% of your monthly income to build up both your emergency fund and long-term savings account.
  4. Do you have appropriate insurance coverage? Along with sufficient liquid savings, having appropriate insurance can help you withstand an unexpected expense, such as the death of a loved one or a medical emergency. Shop around for the best rates and coverage on everything from homeowners and car insurance to life and disability policies.
  5. Do you plan ahead for expenses? Planning ahead shows you are future-oriented and proactively managing your financial situation, a behavior that is strongly correlated with financial health. Proper future planning behaviors include using a budget, coding expenses, setting up automatic savings transfers and using financial management apps, among other habits.

For more tips to focus on your future financial health, follow #FinHealthMatters on social media or visit cfsinnovation.org/news/finhealthmattersday.

Photo courtesy of Getty Images

Center for Financial Services Innovation

Students Accepted to U.S. Military Service Academies at 180th Fighter Wing

Congressman Bob Latta (R-Bowling Green) recognized students…

(L to R: Rutledge, Lee, Hileman, Thiel, Johns, Stucker, Taylor, Skelton, Congressman Latta

Congressman Bob Latta (R-Bowling Green) recognized students from Ohio’s Fifth Congressional District that were accepted to one of the U.S. Military Service Academies at an event yesterday at the 180th Fighter Wing in Swanton. All of the students were nominated by Congressman Latta and have received offers of appointment for the Class of 2023 at their respective academies.

“These young men and women all worked hard and showed tremendous dedication to get to this point, and they should be very proud,” said Latta. “They are all exceptional students, and their desire to serve their country is commendable. I wish them all the best of luck in their next steps.”

Students that were recognized are:

U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs, Colorado

Jake Stucker, Bowling Green, Bowling Green High School

Chelsea Taylor, Van Wert, Crestview High School

Devin Thiel, Edgerton, Edgerton High School

U.S. Military Academy, West Point, New York

Brendon Johns, Archbold, Archbold High School

Christian Lee, Findlay, Findlay High School

Maxwell Rutledge, Findlay, St. Francis de Sales High School

Olivia Skelton, Convoy, Crestview High School

U.S. Naval Academy, Annapolis, Maryland

Nathaniel Erickson, Toledo, Central Catholic High School

Kailyn Grant, Northwood, St. Ursula Academy

Kevin Hileman, Toledo, Ottawa Hills High School

‘Reinvesting in Life’ Presentation Scheduled

Part of the ‘Living Through Loss’ Series at Blanchard Valley Hospital…

The final presentation of the “Living through Loss” series will be held on Monday, May 20 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. and titled “Reinvesting in Life: Discussing Growth, Reconciliation and Renewal.” This presentation will take place in the Marathon Auditorium at Blanchard Valley Hospital located at 1900 South Main Street in Findlay.

“Reinvesting in Life” will offer individuals the opportunity to hear from current hospice volunteers and engage in a discussion about growth, reconciliation and renewal. Attendees will listen as volunteers describe what their grief was like and what others might expect as they continue their journeys. Volunteers will discuss what worked and did not work in their grief journeys, how to identify healing, what grief triggers are present and new things learned since the loss.

“Living Through Loss” is a nine-month educational series that focuses on the issues surrounding the death of a loved one. Each monthly presentation is open to the public and registration is not required. Presentations provide information related to the grief process, offer opportunities for discussion and are held from 7 to 8:30 p.m. in the Marathon Auditorium at Blanchard Valley Hospital. Although the thought of speaking up in a group can be intimidating, many attendees find the discussion helpful as they discover their questions and concerns are similar to others. A bereavement expert is available to speak with attendees in private following the presentation.

This series is sponsored by Bridge Home Health & Hospice. For questions, to learn upcoming dates or to have a full program brochure sent to you, please contact the Bridge bereavement coordinator at 419.423.5351 or email bridge@bvhealthsystem.org.



NBHS SOFTBALL RESULTS- Div IV Sectional Semi-Final

Vanlue @ N Baltimore – 5/6/19

Vanlue                0 1 1 2 0 – 4 9 6

N Baltimore       5 1 0 2 6 – 14 11 2

WP – Chloe Hopple

LP – Brenneman

Top Hitters

Grace Stanfield HR, 2RBI

Jordan Baker 2-1B, 2B

Maddy Westgate 3-1B, RBI


N Baltimore 10-8

Vanlue 1-12

Upcoming Regular Games

Tue 5/7 Cory-Rawson, 5:00

Thur 5/9 @ New Riegel, 5:00 (Sectional Final)

Sat 5/11 @ McComb, 5:00