NB Voters: Are you Ready to VOTE May 4th?

NB School District has tax renewal on Tuesday’s Special Election Ballot……

The North Baltimore Local School District has a tax renewal on the ballot for this Tuesday’s Special Election.

Here is the information from the Wood County Board of Elections website.

Voting is at Hancock-Wood Electric, 1399 BUSINESS PARK DR S, North Baltimore, from 6:30 am- 7:30pm.

The renewal of the tax levy will continue to provide for the current expenses of the district.

UD to Host OHSAA Hoops Tourneys

UD Arena to host girls and boys basketball state tournaments for the next three years…

COLUMBUS, Ohio – The University of Dayton and the Ohio High School Athletic Association announced Monday that the OHSAA girls and boys basketball state tournaments will be hosted at UD Arena for the next three years. Doug Ute, OHSAA Executive Director, and Scott DeBolt, Senior Associate Athletics Director at the University of Dayton and Executive Director of UD Arena, made the announcement Monday.

UD Arena had already been announced as the home of the OHSAA girls basketball state tournament for 2021, 2022 and 2023, but the new agreement for the girls and boys basketball state tournaments in 2022, 2023 and 2024 replaces that previous contract. UD Arena successfully hosted both the OHSAA girls and boys basketball state tournaments this past March.

“We are very excited that our student-athletes will get to play at UD Arena,” Ute said. “Even with the pandemic limiting what all could take place at the state tournaments last March, our schools still had a great experience at UD Arena, and UD made it very clear that they wanted to host both the girls and boys state tournaments moving forward. We know that the support for basketball in Southwest Ohio is very strong and UD wants to be the home of the state tournaments.”

Having hosted 125 NCAA basketball tournament games, UD Arena has been the home court for March Madness more than any other facility in the country. 

“We are very excited to host the state tournaments at UD Arena,” DeBolt said. “In addition to our love of the Dayton Flyers, we are so proud to host many great events here, including the NCAA First Four, and we are pleased and grateful to welcome the OHSAA girls and boys basketball state tournaments to UD Arena. Our community will support the state tournaments just like our other events and this will be a special place for the teams, schools and communities that reach the state tournaments.”

Renovated in 2019, UD Arena has a seating capacity of 13,000 and has played host to many OHSAA basketball district and regional tournament games, along with Atlantic 10 Conference and NCAA tournament games. During the regular season, it is the home of the very successful University of Dayton Flyers women’s and men’s basketball teams.

Photo Credit: OHSAA

UD Arena recently completed a transformation project that was the largest construction effort in the University’s history. It is regarded as one of the nation’s premier basketball facilities to go along with fan support that consistently ranks among the best in college basketball.

Prior to its move to UD Arena in March, the OHSAA girls basketball state tournament had been hosted by The Ohio State University every year since it inaugural state tournament in 1976, except in 1986 when it was hosted by the University of Akron. The OHSAA boys basketball state tournament had been hosted by OSU every year since 1957, except for 1986 and 1987 when it was hosted at UD Arena. The 2021 OHSAA boys basketball state tournament was scheduled to be hosted at OSU’s St. John Arena, but the facility was unavailable due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The OHSAA did not have a contract in place with OSU for the boys basketball state tournament beyond the 2021 agreement that was voided


Guests will view areas normally off-limits to the general public, such as the Log Cabin, Hog Barn, & Chicken Coop.

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

  • Tour the museum outbuildings & grounds as you have never seen before. Guests will view areas normally off-limits to the general public, such as the Log Cabin, Hog Barn, & Chicken Coop.
  • Groups are limited to 15 people.
  • Tours will leave every 30 minutes.
  • RSVP required 419-352-0967
  • Purchase Tickets: http://www.woodcountyhistory.org/event_BST.html

VIRTUAL HISTORY SERIES: “Whippets, Clippers and Larks: The Story of D. D. Gross Motor Sales”
May 13 | 12:00 PM
Zoom Link: https://us06web.zoom.us/j/84412447564?pwd=M0FOR0JsWUhid2pXYmlwWGZXbFBYZz09

  • Join the North Baltimore Public Library & the Wood County Museum on the second Thursday of each month for a Virtual History Series!
  • May’s Virtual History Series Program: “Whippets, Clippers and Larks: The Story of D. D. Gross Motor Sales” Presented by Scott Gross.
    At the age of 18, Dan Gross started D. D. Gross Motor Sales in Moline, Ohio. His wife, Muriel and brothers Ted, Frank and Chuck joined him in running this family business. The business began by selling Willys Overland automobiles and went on to sell Packards and Studebakers, before closing in 1972. This presentation provides a nostalgic overview of the business – which includes research, photographs, “automobilia”, along with first-hand stories from past employees and customers. From Whippets, to Clippers to Larks, this presentation follows the evolution of the automobile, as witnessed by four brothers operating a family business.

    Virtual History Series presented by: Edwin & Irma Wolf and Lynn & Betty Wineland. Support for the Virtual History Series is in thanks of the many Tea Card Holders of the Tea & Talk Series.

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

Want to Listen to Council Meeting?

Tuesday, May 4, 2021, 5:30 PM….

In consideration of Social Distancing and Public Gathering Directives issued by

Governor DeWine and the Department of Public Health Director, this meeting is

available by conference call to the public for remote listening (PLEASE MUTE YOUR PHONE).

 To listen remotely:   call 1-844-621-3956

        When prompted for meeting “number”, enter 187 883 9460

              When prompted for meeting “password”, enter 13579




Tuesday, May 4, 2021, 5:30 PM


Northwestern Water and Sewer District Projects Updates

Utility work can impact roads throughout our area. Travel safely….


BOWLING GREEN, Ohio, – The Northwestern Water and Sewer District (The District) delivers water and sewer services to over 20,000 customers in Wood, Henry, Sandusky, and Hancock counties.  Although many of our projects are performed underground, our utility work can impact roads throughout our service area.  Updates and additions are highlighted in bold and underlined.  Work may be delayed due to weather.

Lake Township: Water Tower
Through August 2022, crews will be constructing a 1.5-million-gallon elevated water tank near Lemoyne Road between Latcha and Hanley Roads.  Residents can expect additional construction vehicle traffic and possible shoulder restrictions in this area.  Project complete:  September 2022.  Project investment: $4 million.

McComb: Waterline Replacement Project
Through May, lane restrictions are possible on South Main Street, between Park Drive and Liberty Street, on Todd Street, near the railroad tracks, and on West Cooper Street between Liberty Street and Rader Road, for paving and restoration.  Project complete: June.  Project Investment: $600,000.  

McComb: Sanitary/Storm Sewer Replacement Project

Through May, SR 235 will be closed from the railroad tracks (just south of SR 613) to Bond-Preble Street for sanitary sewer replacement. Detour: SR 613, I-75, US 224.  Watch for lane and ally restrictions between S. Main Street and Bond Preble.  Additional intermittent closures of SR 613 for final paving and restoration will be announced. Project complete: July. Project investment: $950,000.

Perrysburg Township: Waterline Replacement *UPDATE*
Through May, lane restrictions are possible on North and South Bramblewood, Bridgewood, and Cliffwood Streets in Perrysburg Township for paving and restoration.  Project complete: May.  Project Investment: $1.5 million.

Perrysburg Township: Sewer Lining
Through July, lane restrictions are possible in Perrysburg Township, on Mandell Road, Lime City Road, and Glenwood Road, between I-75 to SR 795, and in Perrysburg Heights for sewer rehabilitation.  MAP OF EXACT LOCATIONS. Project complete:  August.  Project investment: $1,230,000.

Weston: Sewer Rehabilitation Project *NEW PROJECT*
Effective May 10 through August, lane restrictions and service interruptions are possible on Ohio Street, and on Ash and Center Streets near Ohio Street.  Sewer work will also include work in other areas in Weston but is expected to have a minimal impact on roads and sewer service.  Project complete:  August.  Project investment: $900,000.

District-Wide: Restoration *UPDATE*
 Tuesday, May 4 through Friday, May 14, Glenwood Road, between Beech Street and Santus Drive may be reduced to one lane for paving work.  Traffic may be maintained by flaggers or automated signal.  Additionally, at this time, lane restrictions are possible on Curtice Road, east of I-280 in Northwood, and along Main Street in Weston for paving.  Work may be delayed due to weather.  Lane restrictions and short-term road closures are possible in various locations in McComb, Perrysburg Township, for restoration work.  Additionally, miscellaneous areas throughout The District will also be restored.  For detailed locations: https://www.nwwsd.org/district-restoration-projects/

District-Wide: Valve Maintenance *UPDATE*
District valve maintenance work is paused until further notice.  Future valve maintenance work will be announced. 

District-Wide: Bulk Water Station Upgrade Project *UPDATE*
Through May 14, The Lemoyne Road bulk water station is currently operating on a temporary dispensing unit to install a permanent PIN unit.  CLICK HERE for locations and more information regarding the bulk water station upgrade project, or go to nwwsd.org.