Ohio Star Quilters to Meet

Anyone interested in quilting is welcome to attend…..

Ohio Star Quilters of Findlay will meet on Monday, January 27, 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 567-250-8537. 


NB Library Memorials

North Baltimore Public Library, December 2019-January 2020 Memorials

 Here is the most recent list of memorials given:

Pacific Natural: Simple Seasonal Entertaining

In Memory of: Raymond Lyle Leathers

Given by: Colin Baird


Bonsai Techniques, Styles, Display Ideas

In Memory of: Raymond Lyles Leathers

Given by: Colin Baird


How to Build Your Own Tiny House

In Memory of: Robbie Sterling

Given by: Dr. Ralph Haven Wolfe


The New Plant Parent

In Memory of: Lucy Grilliot

Given by: Dr. Ralph Haven Wolfe

Ultimate Guide to: Barnes, Sheds, and Outbuildings Plan/Design/Build

In Memory of: Robert “Fish” Gazarek

Given by: NB Legion 539


Forgetting My Mother

In Memory of: Bill King

Given by: Rick and Tonya Emahiser, Holly and Chad Ryder


Go Sports Giant Dice Game

In Memory of: Ellen Yoger’s 80th Birthday

Given by: Her Niece, Cheryl Heilman


Football: Great Moments, Records, and Facts

In Memory of: Michael Dale Clark

Given by: Pam Seiler


Spot and Dot

In Memory of: Robert Mong

Given by: Pam Seiler


With a Little Help From My Friends

In Memory of: Jacquelyn Ickes

Given by: Pam Seiler


Just Because

In Memory of: Heather Renee Morrison

Given by: Pam Seiler


Little House Living: Make-Your-Own Guide to a Frugal, Simple, and Self-Sufficient Life

In Memory of: Robert Mong

Given by: Dr. Ralph Haven Wolfe


Tattoo Letting Bible

In Memory of: Grant Collings Durst

Given by: Rick and Tonya Emahiser, Holly and Chad Ryder


Down By The Barn

In Memory of: Dorothy Heilman

Given by: Pam Seiler
















Bradley Palmer, Sr. 42

Passed away on Sunday, January 19, 2020….

Bradley J. Palmer, Sr., 42, of Bowling Green passed away on Sunday, January 19, 2020 in Bowling Green. 

He was born on October 17, 1977, in Bowling Green to Reynold and Rebecca (Kaufman) Palmer, and they survive in Bowling Green.  He married Trisha Hack on May 18, 2002 and she preceded him in death on May 12, 2015. 

Brad is also survived by his sons: Blair (Cassidy) Palmer of Jerry City, Bradley Palmer, Jr. of Bowling Green, Blaze Palmer of Bowling Green and Bryson Palmer of Bowling Green; his brother, Rodney (Stacy Carson) Palmer of Bowling Green; his grandson, Wesley Palmer of Jerry City; his maternal grandmother, Betty McCartney of North Baltimore; his niece, Sydney Palmer of Canton, MI; his nephews: Allen Babcock of Swanton and Luke Babcock of Delta. 

He was preceded in death by his maternal grandfather, Lee McCartney; and his paternal grandparents: Ervin and Rosemary Palmer.

A funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, January 25, 2020 at SMITH-CRATES FUNERAL HOME, North Baltimore, with Pastor Tom Zulick officiating.  Burial will be private. 

Visitation will be held from 4:00-7:00 p.m., Friday at SMITH-CRATES FUNERAL HOME.   

Brad was a self employed concrete finisher. 

Online condolences may be expressed at www.smithcrates.com.

Do You Know Who was Born on January 21st?

Read more to learn some North Baltimore History……….

Thanks to the North Baltimore Area Historical Center for providing this information that is an important part of North Baltimore history.

Dr. Gene Sharp was an American political scientist.  He was the founder of the Albert Einstein Institution (New York City), a non-profit organization dedicated to advancing the study of nonviolent action, and professor of political science at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth.  He was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize in 2009 (winner was Barrack Obama), 2012, 2013, and 2015.  AND, HE WAS BORN IN NORTH BALTIMORE, OHIO on January 21, 1928!  You can see a display of some of the 30+ books he wrote in the North Baltimore Area Historical Society!

Boys Basketball

Ridgemont @ North Baltimore – 1/18/2020

High School Boys Basketball Results , by Suzanne Bucher

Ridgemont @ North Baltimore – 1/18/2020

Varsity Boys

Ridgemont 19-10-17-23—69

North Baltimore 12-18-14-15—59


Clayton Heineman – 23

Levi Gazarek – 15

Jaden Bucher – 10

Johnny Hagemyer – 7

Mitch Clark – 4


2-PT FGM-A:  14-29 (%)

3-PT FGM-A:  9-19 (%)

FTM-A:  4-8 (50%)

Rebounds: 22 (Hagemyer 6, Clark 6)

Steals Leader: Hagemyer 3

Assist Leader: Heineman 3

Turnovers: 16


Varsity Overall Record 3-9, BVC 1-3



Fri 1/24 @ Cory-Rawson, 6pm

Sat 1/25 Northwood (home), 6pm

Boys Basketball

Results vs. Arlington from 1/17/2020

High School Boys Basketball Results, by Suzanne Bucher

 Arlington @ North Baltimore – 1/17/2020

Varsity Boys

Arlington 21-26-19-11—77

North Baltimore 5-10-20-8—43


Jaden Bucher – 14

Levi Gazarek – 13

Johnny Hagemyer – 12

Clayton Heineman – 2

Gunner Kepling – 2


2-PT FGM-A:  9-24 (38%)

3-PT FGM-A:  6-26 (23%)

FTM-A:  7-9 (78%)

Rebounds: 37 (Gazarek 7)

Steals Leader: Hagemyer 3

Assist Leader: Bucher 2

Turnovers: 10


Varsity Overall Record 3-8, BVC 1-3

DCML Basketball Results

Round 1 of Tournament play…….

Week 12: 1/19/20- 1st Round
First game: 4. Patterson’s vs. 5. Wymers, 4. Patterson’s won 70-63
Top 2 high scorers for Patterson’s: Shane Roa with 21 points & Gabe DeLosReyes with 14 points
Top 2 high scorers for Wymer’s: Nick Brossia with 20 points & Chase Drewes with 13 points
*4. Patterson’s advance to play 1. Gerdeman’s next week in 2nd round, 5. Wymer’s get a buy in the loser’s bracket & will play in 2 weeks
Second game: 3. Millers vs. 6. Mak & Ali’s, Miller’s won 69-55
Top 2 high scorers for Miller’s: Cody Pelton with 30 points & Greg Allison with 14 points
Top 2 high scorers for Mak & Ali’s: Mitch Wolfrum with 19 points & Troy Rayle with 13 points
*3. Miller’s advance to play 2. Reineke next week in 2nd round, 6. Mak & Ali’s go to the loser’s bracket to play 7. Casey’s next week
Third game: 2. Reineke vs. 7. Casey’s, Reineke won 84-79
Top 2 high scorers for Reineke: Julian Hagemyer with 40 points & Austin Ogg with 13 points
Top 2 high scorers for Casey’s: Jacob Casey with 26 points & Noah Brian with 22 points
*2. Reineke advances to play 3. Miller’s next week in 2nd round, 7. Casey’s go to the loser’s bracket to play 6. Mak & Ali’s
Editor’s Note: Special thanks to Olivia Frost for submitting scores all season long!

NB Village Council

“Committee of the Whole” met on Tuesday, 1/14/2020….

by Sue Miklovic

The North Baltimore Village Council met on Tuesday January 14th for the “Committee of the Whole” meeting. Councilman Mike Julien who was selected as Council President at last week’s meeting, chaired the meeting.

The first to have discussion was Public Utilities Committee. Chairman Aaron Patterson lead a discussion on the construction of a new water tower at the Southwest corner of South Taylor Street and E. Water St. on property already owned by the village. Also discussed was water main replacement project, in several locations throughout the village.  Finance Officer Tony Swartz helped explain available sources of money to consider as the town plans for this huge but necessary expense to update water mains.

There were no topics of discussion for the finance and technology committee, the economic and community development committee, or the public safety committee.

Committee chairman Mike Julien stated that the personnel, policy, and ordinance review committee will be looking at the vacation policy at next month’s meeting.

 Mayor Goldner reported that the Tree Commission recently met and will be working on completing tree stump grinding.

The Public Works Committee headed by Matt Beegle reported on the Neighborhood Revitalization Grant. A representative was present to share some design updates for parts of the project. It needs to be started soon, as the completion date is August 31, 2020. Discussed were an update to the Village parking lot which is just North of the railroad tracks on the West side of Main Street . Tentative plans call for up to as many as 39 parking spaces to be included in the parking lot as well as a small fountain and possibly a train viewing area. Discussion was held concerning safety for incoming and exiting traffic since the lot is located next to the tracks. Also discussed was improvements, including ADA approved parking, at the village park.  

Unfunded Capital Improvement Program (CIP) update was given as well. Village Administrator Michael Brillhart said the village will be attempting to seek funding through a TMACOG grant for possible repaving of E. Broadway.

The Council holds their third and final meeting for January at 5:30pm on 1/21/2020.


Board of Education Holds 2020 Organizational Meeting

January is School Board Recognition Month

by Sue Miklovic

The North Baltimore Board of Education held their annual organizational meeting, followed by the January 2020 regular meeting last Monday evening. 

Tami Thomas was voted Board President and Jaimye Bushey Board Vice-President. Both served in those positions in 2019.

Left-Jaimye Bushey, North Baltimore Local Schools Board Vice-President Right-Tami Thomas-NB Board of Ed President, January 2020


The Board approved the schedule of meetings for 2020. Their regularly scheduled meetings are the fourth Tuesday of each month, beginning at 6:00 p.m, at 2012 Tiger Drive, in the Library. The only exception in 2020 will be in December. The meeting is scheduled for December 15th, due to the District’s Christmas break.

The Board members decided to have an open Work Session on January 26th at the Board office, beginning at 2:00 pm.

The entire Organizational meeting lasted less than a half-hour, allowing the regular January meeting to begin on time at 6:00 pm.

Superintendent Ryan Delaney began his report by thanking the Board members for their service to the school and community, as January is School Board Recognition Month.  “We appreciate you,” he said. He also mentioned the lack of use of snow delays/cancellations so far.

In another comment, he shared information about an increase in the number of students with autism in Wood County. He reported on different facilities and programs that are available to help meet the needs of these students.

Due to the early date of the organizational and regular board meetings this month, the treasurers report will be shared at the February meeting.

Dr. Bob Falkenstein-NBHS Principal’s Report

  1. Check out our new furniture options in the media center. They are very popular with students!
  2. This is winter homecoming week. Dudes Volleyball is Tuesday evening at 7:00.  The winning student team will take on a staff team at the pep assembly on Friday.  The dance will occur on Saturday after the boys basketball game.
  3. Wednesday at 6:00 is our College Credit Plus meeting. Students who are interested in taking college courses next year must attend.
  4. New cameras on campus will start to be installed next week. These are updated, high pixel cameras that will add to our safety and security.
  5. Tomorrow we are creating the district-wide spring testing schedule. As mandated, the ACT must take place for all juniors on February 25 (free of charge).

Before Dr. Falkenstein gave his report, he was congratulated by Board President Tami Thomas on his recent announcement that he will become Assistant Superintendent at Penta Career Center. He plans to leave North Baltimore around Spring Break. 

Mrs. Jonelle Semancik-Powell Elementary Principal’s Report

New Math Curriculum

A team of teachers consisting of a representative from every grade level was formed at the beginning of the year. The teachers have received samples and tested out a variety of series. We are now narrowed down to two different series. On Feb. 5th a sales representative will come in for Q and A with the team. After that we will be consulting with schools using the two series to help aide us in our decision.. I am proud with how involved the teachers have been with this as well as the time and thought have put into this. We hope to have a decision made by April. Stay tuned…


6th Grade Transition

Kathi Bucher is meeting with 6th-grade students over their lunch in the coming weeks. She is going to be helping them with what to expect when going to 7th grade. She will be talking about study skills and organizational skills.


Precision Request Training

Our staff received a brief training at our staff meeting today from Theresa Kitchen, Behavioral Specialist. They learned strategies for how to handle students with a trauma background and they also learned de-escalation strategies.


Winter Musical Is Set          

Our primary winter musical date is: February 19th, 6:30 pm

Our musical this year is “On with the Snow.” It is sure to be a great show and features some special guest stars.


Other business of interest:

Approved several supplemental sports contracts including:  Bradlee Rowlinson-Head Cross-Country Coach; Chad Jones-Head Golf Coach; Mike Senour-Head Track Coach; Marty Gazarek-Head Baseball Coach; Wade Ishmael-Head Football Coach.

Ishmael was present for the announcement and said,” Thanks for giving me the opportunity to be head football coach. I’m looking forward to making some changes”

New NBHS Head Football Coach Wade Ishmael


He has coached at NB for 10 years, including 3 years with the baseball program and 7 with the football program.

The board also approved an Ohio Community Reinvestment Area agreement with Wood County and Northpoint Development LLC and approved a compensation agreement.

The board also approved and confirmed the amounts and rates of the authorized tax levies for the 2019-2020 fiscal school year to the county auditor.


Girls Basketball ReCap

NB vs. CR, 1/16/2020

High School Girls Basketball Results, by Suzanne Bucher


Cory-Rawson @ North Baltimore – 1/16/20


Varsity Girls

North Baltimore 17-19-3-11—50

Cory-Rawson 8-8-8-16—40


Leah Lee – 18

Halie Inbody – 7

Mia McCartney – 7

Kenzie Perez – 6

Grace Hagemyer – 5

Hailey Lennard – 4

Sydnee Smith – 3


2-PT FGM-A:  13-31 (42%)

3-PT FGM-A:  5-10 (50%)

FTM-A:  9-19 (47%)

Rebounds: 28 (Hagemyer 13, Inbody 8)

Assists Leaders: Lee 3, McCartney 3

Steals Leaders: McCartney 2

Blocks Leaders: Hagemyer 5

Turnovers: 12

Varsity Overall Record 8-6, BVC 5-2


JV Girls

North Baltimore – 23

Cory-Rawson – 20


Gabby Estrada – 8

Lydia Feehan – 5

Lexi Long – 4

Leia Thomas – 3

Emma Cotterman – 2

Lucy Trout – 1


Thur 1/23 Van Buren (home), 6pm

Tue 1/28 @ Hardin-Northern, 6pm

Thur 1/30 @ Liberty-Benton, 6pm

Warm, Cozy and Eco-Friendly

Earth-friendly home improvements for winter…

(Family Features) Blustery winds raging outdoors may leave you struggling to find a balance between making sure your family stays warm and maintaining an earth-friendly home. Keeping your home cozy and honoring your sustainable sensibilities can actually go hand-in-hand.

Making green upgrades to your home can add value, too. These sustainable home improvements can go a long way toward boosting your comfort, so you have an inviting oasis to linger where you’re well protected from the elements.

Carpeted Floors
The sleek, clean look of wood or tile flooring is in high demand for many homeowners. However, carpet can actually provide help with climate control that goes beyond a softer, warmer surface for your bare feet to tread. Carpet can act as an insulator and help keep a room warmer in the winter and cooler in the summer. If carpeted flooring isn’t consistent with your style or budget, consider adding substantial area rugs to rooms that could use some extra warmth.

Energy-Efficient Heating Systems
An efficient option like Mitsubishi Electric’s Zoned Comfort Solutions uses energy smartly by actively heating specific areas of your home where you need it. The system monitors the conditions in each room and adjusts automatically to maintain the desired temperatures. The system’s ductless indoor units offer reusable, long-life, washable filters to improve your indoor air quality while minimizing impact on landfills. Plus, advanced filters on some models offer enhanced odor control to help ensure fresher air during winter months when air tends to stagnate inside due to closed windows and doors.

Ceiling Fan Adjustment
You may naturally turn off your ceiling fans when winter arrives, but the same fans that provide refreshing cool air in the summer can actually help keep your room warm, too. Simply switching the fans to run clockwise helps draw warm air upward and distribute it throughout the home. This little circulation-boosting move can reduce your energy bill by as much as 10%.

Tankless Water Heaters
Make leaving the warmth of your bed each morning more appealing with the assurance of a steaming hot shower that doesn’t needlessly burden the environment. Traditional water heaters run a continuous power cycle to maintain a tank full of hot water, regardless if you’re using it or not. However, a tankless version heats what you need when you need it. It’s important to ensure your tankless unit is sized with the proper gallons-per-minute rating to handle demand for multiple simultaneous uses, like a load of laundry and a shower at the same time.

Smart Controls
The wide range of smart-enabled home products, appliances and entertainment devices make life more convenient and enjoyable, but they can also play a role in managing your environmental footprint. Helpful tools, like Mitsubishi Electric’s kumo cloud mobile app, ensure you’re not wasting energy to perform functions when you’re not even home. These programs allow you to schedule your daily routines and even make adjustments remotely when your day gets off track. For example, it allows you to program and adjust your heating and cooling system from a smartphone or tablet so you won’t come home to a house that’s freezing cold.

Photos courtesy of Getty Images

Better Lighting

Winter isn’t just cold; it’s often dark and dreary, too. That means you’re more likely to rely on energy to illuminate your home, especially since an alternative like throwing open the curtains to let in natural light can have the unintended consequence of allowing cold air to seep in. You can curb your energy reliance and the impact on your energy bills by swapping out your bulbs for light emitting diode lights, compact fluorescent lamps or energy-saving LED lights, which can reduce your energy needs by up to 80%.

Use Zones to Reduce Energy
Heating your home zone-by-zone can be much more energy efficient and serve as a better means of maintaining your home’s temperature and comfort level. Consider these benefits:

  • A zoned system allows you to control each area in your home independently and even turn off ones that are not in use. This means you’re only using energy where you need it.
  • Conventional HVAC systems are either on or off. An option like Mitsubishi Electric’s Zoned Comfort Solutions compressors ramp up or down based on the needs of each room to maintain comfort and conserve energy.

Find more tips for heating your home at mitsubishicomfort.com.

Mitsubishi Electric Cooling & Heating