NB Main Street Christmas Lights Fundraising Update

More DONATIONS needed! New Lights are coming for Christmas 2021……

Dear North Baltimore Community,

Have you noticed how nice the downtown looks since the revitalization project is complete? We have something to be proud of and we do not want to stop the progress now.

During the renovations, it became apparent that the Village needed updated holiday lights to be attached to the new light poles. Several options of snowflakes and wreaths have been chosen to light up the holidays this year. All options are priced around $425 each and we have over 24 poles to fill.

This brings the total needed to around $10,000. Of course, if more money was received, the Village could add options of lighted garland, welcome banners, or items to spruce up the new downtown. We are fortunate and have been able to order the lights during the off-season for a discount.

We know many businesses are struggling now more than ever, but we have had some amazing donations so far! If you would like to support this community project, any contribution you could make towards lighting the downtown for the next holiday season would be appreciated.

Thank you,

NB Downtown Lights Committee

Holly Emahiser Ryder


Below is a list of businesses that have donated so far:

Donors $2000 and above

Hancock Wood Electric Cooperative

Donors $1000 and above

North Baltimore Friends of the Library

North Baltimore Rotary Club

Donors $500 and above

HPJ Industries INC.

North Baltimore Lions Club

Millstream Area Credit Union


Donors $100 and above

Mak & Ali’s

Poggemeyer Design Group, INC.


  All donations can be mailed to:

North Baltimore Downtown Christmas Lights
C/O North Baltimore Area Chamber of Commerce
P.O. Box 284
North Baltimore, Ohio 45872

Checks can be made payable to : NBACC Foundation



Virtual History ZOOM – TODAY at Noon!


FINAL INSTALLMENT of Virtual History Program 

Get the Zoom link below

Here is the link to the final Virtual History Zoom.  It takes place on Thursday, April 8th at Noon. 
It is presented by The Wood County Museum and is hosted by the North Baltimore Public Library. 
A recording of the meeting will be available after the meeting on the NB Library YouTube Channel.

Raising Big Dreamers

Ways to have career conversations with kids…

(Family Features) Pre-pandemic, Take Your Child to Work Day was an opportunity for children to peek behind the mysterious veil of “work” – to see what their parents do all day and begin to dream about the careers they might like to pursue when they grow up.

For some parents, every day might feel like Take Your Child to Work Day. For others, health and safety concerns might make it impossible to bring children to their workplaces. That doesn’t mean it’s any less important to take some time to help your children imagine turning their passions into careers.

“Children need exposure to the possibilities that exist so they can envision themselves doing what inspires them in the future,” said Content Architect Rashelle Chase from KinderCare Learning Centers’ education team. “Learning about different career options also helps children learn about how the world works and the different types of roles and systems that are in place to help society function.”

Consider these tips from the experts at KinderCare to help parents infuse some of the Take Your Child to Work Day spirit into everyday life.

Expose your children to a variety of career options. Young children tend to think of careers in terms of the kinds of jobs they see adults doing, like doctors, firefighters and teachers. Help your children discover careers that are new to them. Talk about essential workers and why they are depended on so heavily. Share details about the work your immediate and extended family members do – perhaps you could arrange a virtual call so your children can see a family member at work. Point out other kinds of workers as your child encounters them, whether that’s during a walk around the neighborhood or while reading a book.

Help your children imagine turning their passions into careers. Not every block builder turns into an architect. Some go into construction, some into engineering and some pursue other careers entirely. When children express an interest in a specific career or type of work, help them think about the kinds of skills they could work on now to help turn that dream into a reality. Help your children make connections between the things they like to do now and the kinds of careers that could lead to. Maybe there’s an activity or volunteer experience your children could do, or a club they could join, that would help nurture that passion and expand their skillset.

Break career stereotypes. Point out diverse people doing jobs as you see them in the community or in books or media – like female firefighters, male teachers or biracial female vice presidents – and talk about the diverse viewpoints and experiences each person can bring to his or her career. Be active about squashing gender stereotypes whenever you see or hear them. Encourage your children to pursue their ambitions and let them know you believe in them and their ability to succeed in whatever career they want.

Help your child to see “work” and “jobs” as positive things, especially after rough days. Be honest about the struggles and successes you have in your own career. Celebrate your successes and talk with your children about how you problem-solve or persevere through tough times. Model coping skills your children can apply to their own “job” – school. It’s important for children to understand one can still find fulfillment and passion in a career even if there are tough moments.

For more ideas to help your children explore and expand their career dreams, visit kindercare.com.


Ohio State Highway Patrol unveils new OVI Dashboard

Since 2016, there have been over 71,000 crashes in Ohio attributed to impaired driving, with 2,349 of them being fatal.


Ohio State Highway Patrol unveils new OVI Dashboard

COLUMBUS – Motorists operating a vehicle while impaired by drugs, alcohol or a combination of them (OVI) continue to threaten the safety and security of citizens across Ohio every day. In an effort to curb these violations, the Ohio State Highway Patrol has released a new dashboard devoted to OVI enforcement and education. The OVI Dashboard is a detailed view of impaired driving crashes and violations across Ohio, and the important work that troopers, Ohio Investigative Unit agents, and our law enforcement partners around the state are doing to reduce the impact of this dangerous and deadly crime. The OVI Dashboard can be viewed at: http://www.OVIDashboard.ohio.gov

“There is never a good excuse for impaired driving, yet there are drivers who choose to get behind the wheel while under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol every day,” said Governor DeWine. “By launching this new dashboard, we hope to enhance the public’s understanding of how often OVI crashes are happening and where they’re taking place.”

The new OVI Dashboard is a part of the Ohio Statistics and Analytics for Traffic Safety (OSTATS), a series of internal and public-facing dashboards dedicated to exploration, analysis, and visualization of crash data across Ohio. Users of the public-facing OVI Dashboard have the ability to filter data, find specific county and route statistics and get a front seat view of what our troopers do every day to stop impaired driving. In addition, an interactive map shows videos of troopers enforcing OVI violations.

“We recognize alcohol and drug-impaired driving remains a top safety concern for Ohioans and people traveling through our state,” said Colonel Richard S. Fambro, Patrol superintendent. “This new Dashboard furthers the Patrol’s prioritization to protecting innocent lives from this devastating crime and is a new tool for the public and our troopers, who are arresting impaired drivers through focused enforcement every day.”

The Patrol is dedicated to using every available resource to make our roadways safer. Drug Recognition Experts (DRE) add to Ohio’s OVI enforcement by utilizing a standardized and systematic process to examine drivers who may be under the influence of alcohol, drugs, or a combination of them. OVI task forces with partnering agencies are also shown on the dashboard, listing partnering agencies in participating counties.

Since 2016, there have been over 71,000 crashes in Ohio attributed to impaired driving, with 2,349 of them being fatal. During the same timeframe, troopers issued over 123,000 OVI citations, with 31% of those being to repeat offenders. As warmer months draw near, safety for everyone driving on Ohio roadways will be an important focus for the Patrol. Motorists are reminded to follow speed limits, always buckle up, and never drive impaired or distracted.

If you see dangerous driving, safely call #677 to contact a local Patrol post.

Spring Happenings at the Museum

Virtual Program Today


The History of Wood County – by the way of the life of Charles Evers (Part 2)

Join Mike McMaster, Education Coordinator, & The North Baltimore Public Library to learn about the history of Wood County as told through the experience of newspaperman Charles Evers. This program covers the settling of the Evers family in Wood County to the period Charles Evers was Sheriff. The historical roots of many of Evers’ tales are revealed.

April 8, 2021
12:00 PM

The FREE program, please join using the Zoom link bellow or call the North Baltimore Public Library at 419-275-3621

Join the North Baltimore Public Library & the Wood County Museum on the second Thursday of each month for a Virtual History Program of Wood County.

Zoom Link:
For help with joining the talk, contact the North Baltimore Public Library
(419) 257-3621 

Virtual History Series presented by: Edwin & Irma Wolf, Lynn & Betty Wineland, and the North Baltimore Public Library.

Support for the Virtual History Series is in thanks of the many Tea Card Holders of the Tea & Talk Series.


Our friends at Jupmode are running their Here For Good program again this year and we’re participating! If you’re looking for a way to support us and other local businesses, head over to JupmodeSupply.com (using the link below) to get your own t-shirt. Shirts are $20 and $10 will directly come back to the Wood County Museum for each shirt sale. 

*Here for Good is available now through April 15th. Shirts are pre-order only and will be produced and shipped once Here for Good ends. Shirts are only available online at jupmodesupply.com and will not be sold in stores. 

Buy Now!

April 21 | Tours start at 6:00 PM
$10 Members / $15 Non-Members

  • Tour the museum building as you have never seen before. Guests will view areas normally off-limits to the general public. Groups are limited to 12 people.
  • Tours will leave every 30 minutes.
  • RSVP required 419-352-0967

May 6 | Tours start at 6:00 PM
$10 Members / $15 Non-Members

  • Tour the museum building as you have never seen before. Guests will view areas normally off-limits to the general public. Groups are limited to 12 people.
  • Tours will leave every 30 minutes.
  • RSVP required 419-352-0967

DEMONSTRATION DAYS: Early Ohio Along the Portage
May 22-23 | Saturday 9 AM – 5 PM & Sunday 10 AM – 4 PM

  • Costumed interpreters portray life during the exploration of the Northwest Territory and the Ohio Country, especially along and near the Portage River in Wood County.
  • Outdoor demonstrations are free and open to the public.
  • Museum open 1-4 PM with regular admission.
  • For more information or to register as a participant, please contact:
    Frank Butwin, 419-270-0622, fb21@wcnet.org
    Joel Burg, 419-575-1605, jjburg@wcnet.org