Ruth Jane Roberts Day Held at NB Library

The Children’s Room of the North Baltimore Public Library has been named for Mrs. Ruth Jane Roberts….

Despite a day of multiple storms and tornado sirens, the North Baltimore Public Library hosted Ruth Jane Roberts Day on Wednesday, June 5th. The evening was set aside to honor Ruth Jane Roberts who the children’s collection is named for and to continue our 100th Birthday Celebration.  Bounce houses, balloons, activities and treats were enjoyed by all ages. The festivities were moved inside due to the rain. 

At the party it was announced that the Children’s Room will now also be named for Mrs. Ruth Jane Roberts in addition to the Children’s Collection that currently bears her name.

Ruth Jane Roberts Day….


Refreshments for All…


Young and Old alike enjoyed the adventures….


Ruth Jane Roberts Day at the NBPL…
Celebrating the 100th anniversary of the fabulous North Baltimore Public Library….


The Roberts Family was on hand for the Celebration…

We would like to thank the Robert’s family for all of their contributions to the North Baltimore Public Library both past and present.  We appreciate everyone that came out to celebrate with us as well as those that helped with the activities.



Help Wanted-NB Local Schools

Cheerleading Advisors

North Baltimore Local Schools is seeking both jr high and varsity cheerleading advisors for the upcoming school year.

Please send a resume and reference list to Dan Davis, Athletic Director –

Upon selection, applicants would be required to obtain a pupil activity permit and submit FBI/BCI background checks.

A Sweet, Summery Treat

Watch the video to see how to grill fresh pineapple………

(Family Features) The grill isn’t just for hamburgers and hot dogs. Try a different way to eat pineapple this summer by grilling it and pairing with a lime dip for a tasty delight.

Find more recipes for summer at

Watch video to learn how to make this recipe!

Grilled Pineapple with Lime Dip

  • 1          pineapple
  • 1/4       cup brown sugar
  • 2          tablespoons lime juice
  • 3          tablespoons honey

Lime Dip:

  • 8          ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2       cup plain yogurt
  • 3          tablespoons honey
  • 2          tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2          tablespoons lime juice
  • 2          teaspoons lime zest
  1. Peel pineapple; cut into wedges.
  2. In resealable plastic bag, combine brown sugar, lime juice and honey. Add pineapple wedges, seal bag and turn to coat. Refrigerate 1 hour.
  3. To make Lime Dip: In small bowl, beat cream cheese until smooth. Beat in yogurt, honey, brown sugar, lime juice and lime zest. Cover and refrigerate.
  4. Heat grill to medium heat.
  5. Remove pineapple wedges from plastic bag; discard marinade. Grill pineapple wedges, covered, 3-4 minutes on each side, or until golden brown.
  6. Serve with Lime Dip.


WC Humane Society Summer Fun(draiser)

Saturday, July 20……..cornhole, music with live bands, adoptable animals….

 Coming Soon: The third show for the Mewvement & Subwoofers: WCHS Concert Series. This is a great fundraiser that includes live entertainment, drink specials, raffles, showcase of adoptable animals and a cornhole tournament. We are hoping to fill all 25 open slots for the cornhole tournament teams for a fun summer event. 

Registration form for the cornhole tournament


If you have any questions in regards to the event please do not hesitate to contact the Wood County Humane Society


Quilters Meeting on Monday

Anyone interested in quilting is welcome to attend….

Ohio Star Quilters of Findlay will meet on Monday, June 24, 9:30 am in  Findlay at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 1701 Tiffin Avenue. 

The day begins with the business meeting followed by Show and Tell.

Anyone interested in quilting is welcome to attend.  Questions regarding the Ohio Star Quilters Club may be directed to Pat Czaplicki at

Lila Mae Phillips, 1930 – 2019

Passed away at 2:49am on Tuesday, June 11…

Lila Mae Phillips, 88, of North Baltimore passed away at 2:49am on Tuesday, June 11, 2019 at the Bridge Hospice Care Center. She was born in North Baltimore on September 9, 1930 to the late Harry and Theora (Zettle) Chapman. On December 30, 1950 she married Fred Phillips and he preceded her in death on October 19, 1983.

She is survived by six children: Dave (Sue) Phillips; Elaine (James) Wilkinson; Lori Allison; Jim (Stacey) Phillips; Bruce Phillips, and John (Dawn) Phillips; 16 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and a brother, Edward Chapman.

She was also preceded in death by four sisters: Betty Gehm, Margene Manns, Mildred Parker, and Noreen Chapman.

She was a 1948 graduate of North Baltimore High School. She was a homemaker throughout her life and worked at Ducky’s Flower Shop. Lila attended the McComb Church of Christ. Memorials can be made to the Mccomb Church of Christ or to Bridge Hospice, in her memory.

A graveside service will be held at a later date. Arrangements have been entrusted to SMITH-CRATES FUNERAL HOME, North Baltimore. Online condolences can be left for the family at

NBHS Alumni to Sponsor Festival Golf Tourney

Get a team together, and play in the Good Ole Summertime Festival Golf Tournament to help support NB students……

The North Baltimore Alumni Association sponsors the Good Ole Summertime Festival Golf Tournament. Funds from the event sponsor two $750 awards for graduates of NBHS each Spring.

All the details are here:

If you would like to send a donation for the scholarship fund, or sponsor a hole during the tournament, send to PO Box 204, North Baltimore, Ohio or email:

NB Alumni Dinner is July 26

Annual Dinner event expecting to sell out. All are welcome! Get your reservations in ASAP.

The annual North Baltimore Alumni Association dinner is planned for Friday, July 26th, at the NB American Legion. This is the evening before the Good Ole Summertime Festival in NB, on Saturday.

This year there will not be a featured speaker, allowing those in attendance to have more time for socialization. 

Also, seating is limited to only 200 people. Please get your reservations turned in early so you don’t get shut out.

This years scholarship recipients of the North Baltimore Alumni Association $750.00 award  are Christina Morales and Sierrah Johnson, from the NBHS Class of 2019. They will be present to receive their checks.

Here are the details for the event:

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact any member of the Committee on the above insert.

See an additional post here on TheNBXpress about the Good Ole Summertime Golf Tournament, which is on Saturday morning, after this Friday night event. The golf tourney is sponsored by the NB Alumni Association ans helps fund the scholarships awarded each Spring. Donations for the scholarship fund are also welcome to be mailed in with your dinner reservations.


8 Recipes to Take Summer Gatherings to the Next Level

Host a brunch, relax by the pool or throw a backyard bash……

(Family Features) The summer months offer seemingly endless opportunities to enjoy the warm weather with friends and family. Serving crowd-pleasing foods and drinks can go a long way toward a successful gathering, whether you’re hosting a brunch, relaxing by the pool or throwing a backyard bash.

Regardless of the occasion, a store like ALDI has everything you need to savor summer, including entertaining items and high-quality ingredients, without the premium price tag. When you make this one-stop shop your destination for summer essentials, you can get more of what you love for less.

Find more seasonal recipe ideas like these appetizers, main dishes, desserts and drinks at

Grilled Avocados with Vegetable RelishBoost a favorite summer flavor like avocado by using your grill. Start by slicing the avocados and removing the pits before grilling flesh-side down. Fill with a vegetable relish mixture of tomatoes, bell peppers and onions then sprinkle with feta cheese.

Citrus Popping Kale SaladThis light and refreshing salad is a perfect make-ahead meal-starter. Made with a quinoa base, the combination of kale, mangoes, cranberries, toasted almonds and crumbled goat cheese provides a unique mix of flavors.

Grilled Strip Steak Skewers with Pear SlawSkewers are a summertime favorite that can be easily customized to meet the tastes of your guests. This version features steak marinated in a soy sauce mixture, cooked on a grill pan and served over a bed of cabbage, carrots, radishes, onions and julienned pears.

Grilled Pear and Apple Pork TenderloinCombining a sweet yet savory glazed pork tenderloin with a side of fresh apple and pear (or peach) wedges, this simple dish is an ideal accompaniment to a day or night spent dining al fresco.

Frozen Greek Yogurt with BlueberriesSummer calls for frozen treats, and you can put a healthier spin on dessert by substituting frozen yogurt for ice cream. Just blend blueberries, lemon juice and vanilla with Greek yogurt and freeze for a perfect indulgence on a warm afternoon.

Freezie Fruit PopsMix and match assorted fruits like kiwi, strawberries, grapes, blueberries, pineapple, peaches and more with fruit juices. Once mixed, freeze to create healthy fruit pops. For a grown-up version, substitute wine for the juice.

Very Berry Chiller with Lemonade Ice CubesWhen looking for a way to cool off on a hot summer day, reach for a combination of classic summer flavors. Freeze lemonade overnight in an ice cube tray then drop the cubes in a pitcher of blended blueberries, strawberries, blackberries and raspberries for a sweet, refreshing beverage.

SanGritaA refreshing twist on a traditional Spanish punch, this adults-only beverage calls for blending frozen lime bars with sangria and garnishing with strawberries and blueberries to your liking.


BGSU Deans List For Spring Semester

Fifteen NB residents listed for Spring…..

Congratulations to the MANY students from the 45872 zip code whose name appeared on the latest BGSU Deans List. 

Wood Soil & Water Conservation District Prevent Plant Cover Crop Program

Producers who were unable to plant their corn or soybeans should contact the district about adding cover crops to their fields.

BOWLING GREEN, Ohio  –  The Wood Soil and Water Conservation District is announcing a prevent plant cover crop program for cost share on cover crops.  Producers who were unable to plant their corn or soybeans should contact the district about adding cover crops to their fields.

Kris Swartz, Wood SWCD board supervisor, thinks cover crops are the clear winner for the situation.  Cover crops are a good agronomic practice; they hold the soil and nutrients that have already been applied. Cover crops support the soil health initiative as well.  

Follow Wood Soil & Water Conservation District on Facebook, go to, visit the district office at 1616 E. Wooster St. Suite 32 Bowling Green, OH, or call 419-354-5517#4 for assistance in selecting your cover crops and enrolling in the program.