Sterlings Celebrate 50 Years

1969-2019…..WOW!! 50 years and counting…..

Happy 50th Wedding Anniversary Doug & Margie Sterling

God blessed you together
these Fifty years
memories of much love,
full of laughter and tears
children and grandchildren
family and friends
a love for each other
a love without end
Through commitment and love
God answered your prayers
You help those in need
and always care
May your blessings be beautiful
and friendships grow
You are loved by many
more than you know.

Congratulations to Doug and Margie Sterling on their 50th Wedding Anniversary

Ask Rusty – When Will My Earnings Not Hurt My Social Security Benefits?

I do not plan to stop working but I do plan on starting to collect my Social Security.

Ask Rusty – When Will My Earnings Not Hurt My Social Security Benefits?
Dear Rusty: I will turn 66 in June of next year. I do not plan to stop working but I do plan on starting to collect my Social Security. How soon can I start to collect without having to give it back because my income is too high? And after I start collecting will I still have to pay into the program with deductions from my current salary, and if I do, will those payments from me help to increase what I will be able to collect from SSA? Signed: Planning Ahead
Dear Planning Ahead: Social Security’s earnings limit goes away when you reach your full retirement age (FRA), which for you is 66. So, if you claim Social Security benefits to start in June of next year you do not need to worry about your earnings causing Social Security to take back benefits – you’ll have reached your full retirement age (FRA) and the earnings limit disappears at your FRA. But, whether you can claim any earlier in the year without it affecting your benefits depends on your earnings level.
Starting next year, because that will be the year you reach your FRA, the usual earnings limit ($17,640 for 2019) will be about 2.5 times greater, or a little more than this year’s limit of $46,920 for those in their FRA year. So, if you claim benefits to start before June when you reach your FRA, you’ll be subject to that higher 2020 annual limit and – depending on the month you claim – perhaps a monthly limit (the annual limit divided by 12). Exceeding the annual limit will cause Social Security to take back some of your benefits, and If you exceed the monthly limit you won’t be entitled to benefits for that month. However, if your income starting next year won’t exceed those limits you can claim earlier in the year without having benefits withheld. And if you don’t start your benefits before June of next year you won’t be subject to an earnings limit at all next year, nor for any year thereafter. And just to be sure you’re aware, you can apply for Social Security about 3 months before you want your benefits to start – but if you want to start benefits at your FRA just be sure to specify June 2020 as your benefit start month. For clarity, you can get benefits for the full month of June, the month you reach your FRA, regardless of the day of the month you were born. 
As to your question about continuing to pay into the program, yes, for as long as you continue to work you will need to pay Social Security FICA payroll taxes – everyone who works and earns must pay that tax. But paying Social Security FICA, by itself, doesn’t increase your benefit. What may affect your benefit is if your current earnings are more than the inflation-adjusted earnings in any of the 35 years used to compute your benefit when you start Social Security. Each year, Social Security will look at your annual earnings and, if an increase is appropriate because you have more recent higher earnings, they will automatically make that adjustment for you.
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NB Football Stats

from NB vs. Cory Rawson game last Friday….

by Suzanne Bucher

NBHS Football – Cory-Rawson @ N Baltimore 9/13/19


North Baltimore    7-14-14-3—38

Cory-Rawson        0-7-6-8—21

1st QTR

NB – TD, 6yd run Heineman (Gazarek kick)

2nd QTR

CR – TD, Interception return (kick)

NB – TD, 4yd run Dewitt (Gazarek kick)

NB – TD, 23yd run, Gazarek (Gazarek kick)

3rd QTR

NB – TD, 2yd run Dewitt (Gazarek kick)

CR – TD, pass (kick failed)

NB – TD, 73yd run Gazarek (Woodward kick)

4th QTR

CR – TD, pass (run)

NB – FG, 33yd Gazarek

Levi Gazarek – 98 yds passing, 215 yds rushing, 15 carries, 2 TD’s

Zach Weinandy – 47 yds rushing, 83 yds receiving, 1 interception

Clayton Heineman – 85 yds

NB Record: 2-1 Overall, 1-0 BVC

CR Record: 0-3 Overall, 0-1 BVC


Upcoming Games

Fri 9/20 @ Crestline, 7pm

Fri 9/27 @ Vanlue, 7pm


W.C. Senior Center “Groundbreaking” is Friday

New $8M facility to serve Wood County…..

Please join us as we launch the building project which will serve older adults throughout Wood County.

When:  Friday,  September  20,  2019 
at 10:30 a.m.

Where:  Wood County Committee on Aging  Wood County Senior Center building site,  140 South Grove Street, Bowling Green, Ohio 43402

The total cost of the project to build the new facility which will house the operations of the Wood County Committee on Aging (WCCOA) and the Wood County Senior Center is $8 million.

On February 26, 2018, then State Senator Randy Gardner and State Representative Theresa Gavarone announced that the project would receive $1.6 million from the 2018 State of Ohio capital appropriations budget.  The WCCOA Governing Board set a goal of $1.2 million for a capital campaign and will continue to accept donations after that goal is reached.  The balance of the project is financed by State Bank and Trust of Defiance.

This project is made possible by the efforts of the following:

  • State Senator – Theresa Gavarone
  • Chancellor of Ohio Higher Education – Randy Gardner
  • State of Ohio – 2018 State Capital Budget
  • Bowling Green State University – Optimal Aging Institute
  • Wood County Board of Commissioners
  • City of Bowling Green
  • Friends of WCCOA
  • State Bank and Trust of Defiance
  • MemoryLane Care Services
  • Duket|Architects|Planners
  • Mannik & Smith Group
  • Donors from throughout Wood County

The mission of the Wood County Committee on Aging, Inc., shall be to provide older adults with services and programs which empower them to remain independent and improve the quality of their lives.

Race For the Cure

Join the fight against breast cancer….

Join the fight against breast cancer. Save Lives in Northwest Ohio at theSusan G. Komen Northwest Ohio Race for the Cure® events in Findlay and Toledo

Saturday, Sept. 28 in Findlay, Ohio Sunday, Sept. 29 in Downtown Toledo, Ohio

TOLEDO, OHIO. Sept. 10, 2019– Susan G. Komen Northwest Ohio invites the Northwest Ohio community to join the fight against breast cancer at the Race for the Cure® 5K and Walk events in Findlay on Saturday, Sept. 28, 2019 and in Toledo on Sunday, Sept. 29, 2019.

While these events are wonderful celebrations full of fun, hope, and fitness, they exist for a serious reason. The Findlay and Toledo Race for the Cure events provide year-round funding for women and men in our 24-county service area who need breast cancer screenings, breast cancer treatments, childcare and transportation for patients, breast health education, advocacy, and so much more.

Those who register and donate to the Race also help to energize the best breast cancer research aimed at finding the cures for breast cancer, including research happening right here in Northwest Ohio.

7th Annual Susan G. Komen Findlay Race for the Cure®

  • When: Saturday, Sept. 28, 2019
    • Registration opens at 7:00 a.m., the Race begins at 9:00 a.m.
  • Where: Blanchard Valley Hospital Campus (1900 S Main St, Findlay, OH 45840)
  • Registration: Adult, Survivor, and Virtual: $30 per person (includes T-shirt). Youth: $20 (includes T-shirt).

26th Annual Susan G. Komen Toledo Race for the Cure®

  • When: 9:30 a.m. on Sunday, Sept. 29, 2019
    • Registration opens at 7:30 a.m., the Race begins at 9:30 a.m.
  • Where: Corner of Summit Street and Monroe Street in Downtown Toledo
  • Registration: Adult, Survivor, and Virtual: $30 per person (includes T-shirt). Youth: $20 (includes T-shirt).

How to register:

  • OnlineGo to or
  • Phone: Call 419-724-2873 or 1-877-604-2873
  • In-personSee In-person registration and packet pickup information below.

Findlay Race Registration Sites (new registrations only)

Saturday, Sept., 14 – 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. 

Findlay Registration and Packet Pickup (including Race T-shirts)

Thursday, Sept., 26 – Friday, Sept, 27

  • Dave’s Running Shop (1817 Tiffin Ave, Findlay, OH 45840)
    • Thursday, September 26 – 11am to 7pm (new registrations and packet pickup)
    • Friday, September 27 – 11am to 4pm (new registrations and packet pickup)

Saturday, Sept. 28 from 7:00 to 8:30 a.m.

Toledo Race Registration Sites (new registrations only)

Saturday, September 14 – 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Toledo Registration and Packet Pickup Sites

Saturday, Sept., 21 – Sunday, Sept, 22

Thursday, Sept., 26 – Saturday, Sept, 28

  • Brondes Ford Maumee (1475 Arrowhead Rd, Maumee, OH 43537)
    • Thursday, September 26 – 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
    • Friday, September 27 – 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
    • Saturday, September 28 – 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Sunday, Sept. 29 from 7:30 to 9:00 a.m.

Fun for the Entire Family:

The Findlay and Toledo Race for the Cure events have something for everyone! From the Kid Zone to Hope Village (formerly Survivor Tent) to the competitive 5K Run and Walk and more, everyone can find something fun to do on Race Day!

Findlay Race for the Cure Schedule:

7:00 a.m. ……………… Team Tailgate Begins!

7:00 – 8:30 a.m. ……… On-Site Registration 

7:00 – 11:00 a.m. ……. Blanchard Valley Health System Hope Village

7:30 – 10:30 a.m. ……. Local Sponsor Tents Open

8:00 – 11:00 a.m. ……. Kids Zone open

8:00 a.m. ………………. Survivor Photo

8:15 – 8:30 a.m. ……… Survivor Parade

8:30 a.m. ………………. Opening Ceremony

9:00 a.m. ………………. 5K Walk + Run

9:15 a.m. ………………. Family Fun Walk

10:00 a.m. …………….. Race Results and Awards

10:15 a.m. …………….. Kids Dash (following awards)

Toledo Race for the Cure Schedule:

6:00 a.m…………………All vehicles must be parked in Team Tailgate 

7:00 a.m…………………Team Tailgate begins! 

7:00- 11:00 a.m……….Mercy Health Hope Village

7:00- 9:00 a.m…………VIP Event (Invitation only)

7:00- 9:30 a.m…………Sponsor Expo

7:00- 9:30 a.m…………Kids Zone at Fifth Third Field

7:30- 9:00 a.m…………On-site registration open

8:00 a.m…………………Survivor Ribbon Photo at Fifth Third Field

8:15 a.m…………………Survivor Parade

9:00 a.m…………………Opening Ceremony

9:30 a.m…………………5K Run then 5K Walk (line up on Summit St.)

9:45 a.m…………………Family Fun Walk (line up on Monroe St.)

10:30 a.m……………….Race Results and Awards

Important Deadlines:

  • Wednesday, Sept 11 – Paper registrations must be postmarked in order to have a T-shirt mailed.
  • Monday, Sept. 16 – Last day to register online and have a T-shirt mailed.
  • Friday, Sept. 27 at 4:00 p.m. – Findlay online registration closes
  • Saturday, Sept. 28 at 4:00 p.m. – Toledo online registration closes

Race Day registration

  • Race Day registration and packet pickup will be at Fifth Third Field’s Home Plate Gate from 7:30 to 9:00 a.m. Registration on Race day is $45.

Kids Zone and Kids Dash:

All registered kids 12 years old and under are welcome to the Kids Zone! All children must be accompanied by an adult. Snacks and activities will be provided. Registered kids are also invited to participate in the Kids Dash! In Findlay, kids will have the chance to participate in their own, special race. In Toledo, kids can run the bases at Fifth Third Field.

 Hope Village (Formerly Survivor Tent):

This year, Komen Northwest Ohio decided to change the name of the “Survivor Tent” to “Hope Village”. Komen recognizes that every individual’s breast cancer journey is different, and the new name reflects those diverse experiences. Hope Village will provide a warm and inclusive atmosphere to everyone who battled breast cancer in the past and everyone who is currently fighting.

 Maps and Parking Information

Please visit or respectively for information regarding parking, event maps, and course maps at the Toledo and Findlay Race for the Cure events.

“Food Insecurity in Wood County” Conference at BGSU

Exploring the issues of food insecurity in Wood County, along with organizations supporting those in need…..

Bowling Green State University, OH., October 3rd, 2019

On October 3 from 9 am – 3:30 pm at Bowling Green State University, the Bridging the Gap of Food Insecurity in Wood County will be held at the Bowen Thompson Student Union. This conference will explore the issues of food insecurity in Wood County, along with organizations supporting those in need. We are excited to have two subject matter expert keynote speakers including

Shannon Fisher – Social Services Supervisor Wood County of the Wood County Department of Jobs and Family Services


Chloe Plummer, MS, RD, LD a Clinical Dietitian with ProMedica Advocacy and Community Health

The conference will also include question and answer panels with area programs who work directly with those experiencing food insecurity. These groups include representatives from WIC, Salvation Army, The United Way, Children’s Hunger Alliance, Connecting with Kids, and many more.

Break-out sessions include cooking demonstrations, challenges with different populations, and the concept of food pharmacies.

Registration for the event is $10 per person with all proceeds going to the Mobile Food Pantry on BGSU’s campus. 

For more information and to register, go to

The conference is sponsored by Bowling Green State University, BGSU Dining, BGSU Conference and Event Services, BGSU Parking Services, BGSU Center for Public Impact, and Chartwells Higher Education.

Northwestern Water and Sewer District Projects

Work continues throughout the area…..

BOWLING GREEN, Ohio, – The Northwestern Water and Sewer District (The District) delivers water and sewer services to over 19,000 customers in Wood, Sandusky, and Hancock counties.  Although many of our projects are performed underground, our utility work can impact roads throughout our service area. The District will announce updates and when additional projects are under contract. Updates and additions are highlighted in bold and underlined.

McComb – Stormwater Separation Project

Through November, lane and alley restrictions are possible north and south of Main Street between High and Center Streets in McComb for stormwater separation.  Project complete: December.  Project investment: $152,000.

Millbury – Sewer Lining *UPDATE*
Through December, short-term intermittent lane restrictions are possible throughout the Village of Millbury for sewer lining. Project complete: January. Project investment: $840,000.

Northwood – East Broadway Water Valve Installation *UPDATE*
Through November, shoulder restrictions are possible on Wales and Andrus Roads for water valve installation. Project complete: December. Project investment: $480,000.

Rossford – Vernis Street Sewer Replacement Project *NEW PROJECT*
Effective September 23, through November, lane restrictions are possible on Vernis Street for sewer replacement.  Project complete: November.  Project investment: $115,000.

Rossford – Eagle Point Sewer Replacement *NEW PROJECT*
Through April 2020, construction crews and lane and shoulder restrictions are possible on Eagle Point west of Colony Road for sewer replacement. Project complete: April 2020. Project investment: $1.2million.

Rossford – Sewer Lining Project
Through September, watch for shoulder restrictions and construction crews on roads north of Eagle Point Road for sewer lining. Project complete: September. Project investment: $767,000. 

Rossford – Deimling Road Water & Sewer Line Installation

Through December, lane and shoulder restrictions are possible on Deimling Road, from Simmons to Lime City Roads, for water and sewer line installation near the Amazon construction site. Project complete: January 2020. Project investment: $502,000.

Troy Township – Pemberville Road Waterline Installation
Through November, lane restrictions are possible on Pemberville Road, from US 23 to SR 582 for waterline installation at the NSG facility. Project complete: November. Project investment: $760,000.

Weston – Meter/Meter Pit Relocation
Through October, short-term water service shut-offs and pressure fluctuations are possible in various locations throughout the Village of Weston for meter pit relocation:  Project complete: November.  Project investment: $303,000

District-Wide Hydrant Flushing
Through September, weekdays from 8 am until 3:30 pm, crews will be flushing hydrants in Rossford and Perrysburg Township. Residents are advised to flush water from their taps if the water becomes discolored.  For more information: