Tonight & Tomorrow Fireballs Possible as 2 Meteor Showers Peak

“The Draconids meteor shower kicks off the fall meteor shower season,” according to Accuweather.


Two meteor showers will peak on consecutive nights this week, including one known for bringing incredibly bright meteors known as fireballs.
The back-to-back meteor showers will give stargazers of all ages several chances to spot some shooting stars right from their backyard.
Draconid meteor shower

When: Tuesday, Oct. 8 into Wednesday, Oct. 9

October features the peak of three meteor showers, with the first reaching its climax on Tuesday evening.

“The Draconids meteor shower kicks off the fall meteor shower season,” Dave Samuhel, AccuWeather astronomy blogger and meteorologist, said.

The Draconids are considered a minor meteor shower with only around 10 meteors per hour but, on occasion, can fill the sky with hundreds of meteors. One such outburst happened in 2018 when observers in Europe counted over 140 meteors per hour, according to the International Meteor Organization.

An outburst like this is not expected in 2019. However, the Draconids are notorious for being unpredictable, so there is still a chance for a burst for an hour or two with much higher rates, Samuhel said.

Unlike most meteor showers that are best viewed during the second half of the night, the Draconids come in greatest numbers before midnight.

“This is a good shower for younger stargazers, especially since the shower peaks on a school night,” Samuhel said.

Unfortunately, the moon will be in the sky during this part of the night, so stargazers should look for meteors in areas of the sky away from the bright moon.


Mainly cloud-free conditions are in the forecast across much of the United States on Tuesday night for the Drocinids, but clouds could hinder views for stargazers in the Southeast, northern Plains and perhaps part of the Northeast coast.

Southern Taurid meteor shower
 Wednesday, Oct. 9 into Thursday, Oct 10

Immediately following the Draconids will be the Southern Taurids, the second meteor shower to peak in as many nights.

Similar to the Draconids, the Southern Taurids are a minor shower with fewer than 10 meteors per hour, but don’t let the slim numbers discourage you.

“The Taurids are rich in fireballs,” the American Meteor Society said on their website.

Fireballs are meteors that appear incredibly bright as they streak through the sky. They can be so bright that they can cast shadows on the ground for several seconds.


Mainly clear skies will allow for uninterrupted viewing conditions for much of the U.S. on Wednesday night with the exception of widespread clouds over the northern Plains, as well as along the coastal Northeast.

Folks that miss these meteor showers do not have to wait long for another opportunity to spot some shooting stars. The Orionid meteor shower peaks later this month on the night of Oct. 21 into Oct. 22 and usually brings around 20 meteors per hour.

Where to look in the sky during a meteor shower

One of the biggest misconceptions with meteor showers is that you need to look in a certain part of the sky to see shooting stars, when the opposite is true.

During the peak of a meteor shower, meteors are visible in all areas of the sky, not just near the radiant point.

“You want to get as much sky in your field of view as possible,” Samuhel said. “My favorite approach to meteor viewing is to find a conformable lounge chair or even just a yoga mat to lie on.“

Although you do not need to look at the radiant point, its location in the sky is still important. The higher the radiant point is in the sky, the greater number of meteors will be visible.
Knowing where the radiant point of the Dracondis and the Southern Taurids will also help onlookers know the origin of meteor they have seen. If you see a shooting star and trace it backward, it will point toward the shower’s radiant point.

Onlookers that see meteors originating from the northwestern sky will know that they are part of the Draconids.

WCCOA looking for participants for Finding Your P.L.A.C.E.

This project connects multiple generations in a Montessori School Environment.

WCCOA looking for participants for Finding Your P.L.A.C.E.

Bowling Green, OH (August 29, 2019) – The Wood County Committee on Aging (WCCOA) will be holding a project called Finding Your P.L.A.C.E. (Partnered Learning Activities & Connected Experiences). The sessions will be on the first and third Tuesdays of each month. Sessions dates are held on: Tuesdays, October 1, 15, November 5, 19 and December 3 from 9:30-11:30a.m. It will be held at the Montessori School of Bowling Green located at 515 Sand Ridge Rd.  

This project connects multiple generations in a Montessori School Environment. Participants involved in the project include Bowling Green State University Students, Upper Grade Montessori School Students, and community members diagnosed with mild-to-moderate memory loss. The cost of this event is $50 for 5 sessions.

Engagement includes:

  • Group movement exercise by Tammy Starr, PT
  • Classroom exploration & opportunities to reflect and share
  • Skills based on clients’ interests and abilities 
  • Activity kits provided for use at home
  • Caregiver support provided

Training for Caregivers will be held on Tuesday, September 24 from 9:30-11:30 a.m. at Montessori School, 515 Sand Ridge Rd., Bowling Green. Standard testing to assess participant’s abilities will be required to properly assign projects. Testing will take place on September 24 at 9:30 a.m. while caregivers are in the training session.  Additional training session will be offered as needed.

Note:  No medical staff will be present and personal care will not be provided. Facilities are available for caregivers to provide assistance. It is the discretion of WCCOA & Montessori School of Bowling Green to advise community members if they are eligible for this program.

For further details or to register, please contact the Programs department at WCCOA by calling 

(419) 353-5661 OR (800) 367-4935, OR by  e-mailing

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.

For information on programs and services, please contact the Wood County Committee on Aging, Inc., at (419) 353-5661, (800) 367-4935 or

I 75 Ramp Closure at Findlay

At Findlay: SR 12 ramp to close overnight this week

HANCOCK COUNTY: State Route 12 ramp to close overnight this week

The following are current or upcoming traffic impacts related to the reconstruction and widening of Interstate 75 in Hancock County through the city of Findlay. All work is weather dependent.



State Route 12 entrance ramp to Interstate 75 northbound will close overnight Thursday, Sept. 12, into the early morning hours of Friday, Sept. 13, for highway lighting work. The closure is expected to begin at midnight and continue through approximately 4 a.m. Traffic will be detoured onto state Route 12, county Road 140 and U.S. 224 back to Interstate 75 northbound.


Interstate 75 will be reconstructed and widened beginning just south of Harrison Street/county Road 144, which is just south of the U.S. Route 68/state Route 15 interchange, to the county Road 99 interchange in the city of Findlay, Hancock County. The project will reconstruct approximately five miles of the existing four lanes of Interstate 75, construct an additional lane of travel in each direction, replace all mainline bridges on Interstate 75, replace the Harrison Street overpass, redesign and reconstruct the interchange between U.S. 68/state Route 15 and Interstate 75, and redesign and reconstruct the interchange between U.S. 68/state Route 15 and Lima Avenue. The project also includes the construction of noise walls at particular locations. Expected completion is late 2020. Beaver Excavating, Canton, serves as the general contractor.

Current project information may be found at

Crestline in BVC Football? NB Travels in 2 Weeks…

Playing BVC schools in football gives us the chance to play against a lot of talented programs…

, Bucyrus Telegraph-Forum
Published 10:24 p.m. ET Aug. 14, 2019 | Updated 1:17 p.m. ET Aug. 16, 2019

CRESTLINE – Back in September of 2017, the Crestline football program was invited by the Blanchard Valley Conference to fill the weekly void left by Hopewell-Loudon’s departure after the 2018 season to join the Sandusky Bay Conference in place of Shelby.

… Beginning this season, Crestline will play against eight of the BVC teams after a pair of non-league games to open the season.

Follow the link for the complete story! –
Article link

“Playing BVC schools in football gives us the chance to play against a lot of talented programs…” Travis said.

Crestline will start off an eight-week stretch against BVC teams on September 13 with Arcadia, followed by North Baltimore, Arlington, Leipsic, Cory-Rawson, Riverdale, Pandora-Gilboa and ending with Vanlue.

, Bucyrus Telegraph-Forum – 419-617-6018″

NBX Content added:

Crestline Football website– The Bulldogs

Crestline is a village in Crawford and Richland Counties in the U.S. state of Ohio.

The population was 4,630 at the 2010 census. It is the third largest municipality in Crawford County.Wikipedia

Crestline is about an hour on 30 East, northwest of Galion. The school and athletic fields are located on the north side of town, so the Old Lincoln Highway may be a good route to finish off the trip.  

Marvelle Harris, 90, NB

… passed away on Monday, September 2, 2019 at Briar Hill Health Campus. 

Marvelle Harris, 90 of North Baltimore passed away on Monday, September 2, 2019 at Briar Hill Health Campus.  She was born on July 25, 1929, in North Baltimore to the late Harley and Carrie (Kinney) Parsons.  She married Keith W. Harris on June 7, 1948, and he preceded her in death on May 31, 2014.

Marvelle is survived by her son, Jay Harris of North Baltimore; and her grandchildren: Jacob Harris, Sarah Harris and Erika Harris.  

She was preceded in death by her son, Michael Harris; her brothers: Dean, Gaylord and Glenn Parsons; her sisters: Audrey Schuster, Bernetta Higley, Letha Gainer and Violet Johnson.

A graveside service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Friday September 6, 2019, in New Maplewood Cemetery, North Baltimore.  Pastor Bill Cook officiating.

Arrangements are entrusted to SMITH-CRATES FUNERAL HOME, North Baltimore. 

Online condolences may be expressed at

OPINION: Progressive Democrats seek to take control of the electorate

Legal immigration is the backbone of U.S. democracy…

OPINION: Progressive Democrats seek to
take control of the electorate, warns AMAC
by John Grimaldi, editorial contributor at
the Association of Mature American Citizens
Legal immigration is the backbone of U.S. democracy. Indeed, the immigration process can be complex because as much as we welcome immigrants, it is imperative that the procedure for entering the country “must prevent unlawful immigration,” according to a report by the Heritage Foundation.
Polls show that a majority of Americans welcome lawful newcomers to our shores. They also show that we are not so welcoming when it comes to illegal émigrés. One pollconducted by the Rasmussen Reports in April found “that 67% of all likely U.S. Voters think illegal immigration is a serious problem in America today.”
It may be hard to believe, but there was a time when even Democrats actually believed that illegal immigration was illegal. There must be one, two or ten Democrats out there who still believe it. But, their numbers have dwindled in recent years.
In the 1996 Democratic Party platform, the party declared: “We cannot tolerate illegal immigration and we must stop it.” This component of the platform went on to note that “illegal immigration was rampant. Criminal immigrants, deported after committing crimes in America, returned the very next day to commit crimes again.”
But, that was in the day. In recent times, however, the loyal opposition is revealing itself to being not so loyal to the laws of the land. And, it has never been as obvious as it was during the recent Democratic Presidential Debates, when “The Party of Illegal Immigration,” as the National Review called them, showed their true colors.
So what has changed since then? Why are Democrats now calling for “open borders.”
Certainly there are some members of the Democratic Party who still feel that lawless migration and open borders cannot be tolerated. But, if they do feel that way, they are keeping it to themselves lest they draw the wrath of the growing number of progressives among the party’s leadership.
There are those that believe the socialist takeover of the Democratic Party is aimed at taking control of the electorate– control of the party and, ultimately, control of the government.
And, they have sought to make headway over the past year. You may recall that the sanctuary city of San Francisco last July began registering illegal immigrants to vote in a city school board election. New York State passed a law last month that allows illegals to apply for driver’s licenses. And, last week a bill was introduced in the California state senate that would let undocumented aliens to serve in key Democratic Party positions such as state convention delegates and county committee leaders.
As Dr. James D. Veltmeyer, who was once a self-described illegal immigrant, put it eloquently in an OpEd published earlier this year in the Times of San Diego. He wrote: “Pelosi, Schumer and company seek — not to help a suffering population or rescue those escaping poverty or persecution abroad, but to use these unfortunate people in a cynical political power play to solidify their electoral position through creating a permanently dependent underclass willing to trade its votes for the promise of cradle to grave security.

Ohio PTA Awarded Grant to Empower Parents

…Empower Parents to Read, Interpret and Take Action on Education Data

Ohio PTA Awarded Grant to Empower Parents to Read, Interpret and Take Action on Education Data

Columbus, Ohio April 30, 2019—National PTA has awarded Ohio PTA with a two-year grant to educate parents on school report cards and empower them to advocate to ensure this data is accessible, transparent and actionable. Ohio PTA is one of only five state PTAs nationwide selected to receive a grant.

“The Every Student Succeeds Act requires school districts and states to annually release a school report card, which includes important information about school environment, demographics and performance on the state, local and school level. This data, however, doesn’t always speak for itself,” said Jim Accomando, president of National PTA. “We are pleased to provide Ohio PTA with resources to empower parents to read, interpret and take action to turn school report cards into results for their child’s school.”

With the grant, Ohio PTA will host educational events, trainings, and develop, disseminate materials to educate parents on school reports cards to help them read and interpret the reports. Ohio PTA will also empower parents to advocate to ensure education data is accessible and transparent, and how to use education data to demand improvements that lead to school and student success. Additionally, Ohio PTA will bring together parents and state and local policymakers to elevate the issue of data transparency and utilization and facilitate improvements.

Susan Hans, Ohio PTA President stated, “School report cards contain important information for families. With this grant, Ohio PTA will be able to assist parents in understanding and using that data to further student success in their school districts. Helping families advocate for their students is a key part of Ohio PTA’s family engagement plan.”

The grant program is part of National PTA’s new From Report to Results campaign and the association’s mission to ensure that parents and families are meaningfully supported and engaged in their children’s education.

About PTA

PTA® comprises millions of families, students, teachers, administrators and business and community leaders devoted to the educational success of children and the promotion of family engagement in schools. PTA is a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit association that prides itself on being a powerful voice for all children, a relevant resource for families and communities, and a strong advocate for public education. Membership in PTA is open to anyone who wants to be involved and make a difference for the education, health and welfare of children and youth. For more information, visit

Tiger Boys Lose to C-R

Tigers fall in The Jungle in BVC play…

High School Boys Basketball Results

Cory-Rawson @ N Baltimore – 1/25/19


Cory-Rawson  10-16-13-12—51

N Baltimore  9-13-16-9—47


Alex Snyder – 14

Mitch Clark – 10

Isaac Sexton – 9

Jaden Bucher – 6

Johnny Hagemyer – 6

Clayton Heineman – 2


FGM-A:  20-42 (48%)

FTM-A:  1-7 (14%)

3-pt FG: Sexton 3, Bucher 2, Hagemyer 1

Rebounds: NB 22 (Snyder 10), CR 29

Turnovers: NB 16, CR 11

Varsity Overall Record 2-10, BVC 0-6


Cory-Rawson – 56

N Baltimore – 31

JV Overall Record 1-11, BVC 0-6

Upcoming Boys Games

Fri 2/1 @ Arcadia, 6:00

Sat 2/2 @ Northwood, 6:00

Nourishing the Brain

How about eating healthier to improve your memory, alertness and cognitive function?

Nourishing the Brain

Rachel Niermann, RDN, Licensed Dietician

Rachel Niermann, RDN

Armes Family Cancer Care Center

When considering implementing a more healthful diet, many of us focus on the physical benefits we hope to reap. Look at a handful of today’s fad diets and you will see shiny promises of “fast weight loss,” “fat burning” or “metabolism boosting!” But there are so many advantages other than regards to weight when it comes to eating a healthy, balanced diet. A balanced diet provides overall nutrition to your body, from the outer skin to the very cells within that make you whole. One of the most exciting areas of research is food’s impact on brain health. How about eating healthier to improve your memory, alertness and cognitive function?

In general, a diet that benefits the brain is also going to be heart healthy, as both the brain and heart depend on a diet that promotes proper blood flow. This would manifest as foods rich in healthy fats, fruits and vegetables, and low in sodium, cholesterol and saturated fat. Researchers from Rush University in Chicago have recently created a new, more detailed diet for Alzheimer’s prevention called the “Mediterranean-DASH (Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension) Intervention for Neurodegenerative Delay,” or “MIND Diet,” which combines elements of a Mediterranean diet and the DASH diet. This has shown exciting results for reducing risk of Alzheimer’s.

What diet changes can boost brain health? While research is still being conducted and there are certainly no miracle foods, here are a few foods and nutrients that have promising benefits:

Omega-3 fatty acids: These are polyunsaturated fats (PUFA). Omega-3s include EPA, DHA, and ALA, which are found in different types of foods. DHA and EPA are mostly found in oily fish like salmon and sardines, whereas you can get ALA in various plant sources, such as flaxseed, beans and olive oil as well as specialty eggs. Numerous studies have found that high intake of PUFA-rich foods is associated with positive cognitive function and decreases risk of development and progression of dementia. Conversely, high-saturated and trans-fat consumption may have a negative effect on brain health, increasing risk of dementia.

Vegetables, especially leafy greens: Eating more servings of leafy greens such as kale, spinach, collards, and broccoli may help slow mental decline due to aging. Their high levels of folate and carotenoids may play a role.

Berries and dark-colored fruits: These fruits in particular have added brain power because of their high levels of anthocyanins, a group of compounds that give some plant foods their unique blue, violet or red pigments. Research suggests that anthocyanins enhance memory and help prevent age-related declines in mental functioning. Eating a variety of fruit provides a range of benefits – be sure to include those dark blue and red fruits for the brain!

Lutein: This compound is found in egg yolk, avocado and dark leafy greens. Some studies have found that high levels of lutein may improve cognitive function. One study found that lutein paired with the omega-3 fatty acid DHA, actually shows a more significant improvement. Again, balance is key! No one nutrient can be a cure all.

These are just a few nutrients that are being shown to play a role in brain health, and research is ongoing to find what works best. It should be reiterated that there is no one solution for improving cognitive function and there remains a multitude of questions when it comes to our fight against dementia. However, these are simple additions to your diet that you can be more mindful of when grocery shopping next. If you have questions about the MIND diet or desire more guidance on a healthy balanced diet, consult a registered dietitian.