NB Board of Education Meets for September

Wow! Free breakfast and lunch for students through December 31,2020….

By Sue Miklovic, www.theNBXpress.com

The Board of Education met at 2012 Tiger Drive for their September meeting last Tuesday evening. All board members were present.

The mood was light and the air was filled with positivity as the administrators talked about a “smooth opening” to the 2020-2021 school year despite the challenges created by the Covid-19 pandemic.

From NBLS Superintendent Ryan Delaney:
*Free Breakfast and Lunch for students until end of December 2020!  See the related letter published here on theNBXpress earlier this week by following this link:  https://www.thenbxpress.com/message-from-nb-superintendent/

*One student is in self-isolation
 *Trees that were recently donated to the school are in the process of being planted

From NBHS Principal Chad Kiser

September 2020:

  • Huge thank you to Mrs. Lisa Reider for making all the positive signs in the restrooms around the school. It looks great!

  • Another thank you to Ms. Krista Ducat for putting Tiger Paws on our floors, bleachers, and cafeteria for social distancing. Such a great job!

  • Big thank you to Mr. Phillip Stefanka for putting down the new carpet here in the boardroom. He did a great job!

  • National Juniors Honor Society is having an MS movie night tonight at the movie theater. 

  • Senior nights for all fall sports went amazing!

  • Our band concert Saturday night was a huge success. Mr. Pack always does such a great job!

  • The school year is going just about as perfect as it can!

From Powell Elementary Principal Jonelle Semancik:


Our Mumkin sale did really well considering it was all online. We made a profit of $4,148.75. This will go towards Tiger Way Prizes, Powell Signage, Honor Roll T-Shirts, and staff supplies.  Delivery day is October 2nd and 3rd.

Step It Up!

To help the staff stay healthy and promote mental health, Mr. Kiser and I started a challenge between the buildings. We are kicking it off with the step challenge. The team with the most steps in a week will get the privilege of wearing jeans on Thursday the following week. The overall winners will receive the “Bragging Rights Trophy”.

Zones of Regulation

Mrs. Sattler is working with our 3rd through 6th grade students on a new program for our district called Zones of Regulation. The point of the program is to help students recognize and identify how they are feeling as well as what they may need in order to be ready to learn “green zone”. This is a tier 1 program targeting the social and emotional standards. From here Mrs. Sattler creates small groups if further intervention is needed. Mrs. Sattler has worked extremely hard on this for the past year. We are excited to see what the results will be.

Office Art Gallary

We have purchased frames and shelves for the main office at Powell. We will be displaying student art work that will be changed out quarterly. This is a way to show off the talents of our students at Powell.

(The building Principals both reported they have had NO referrals to their offices yet this year!)

From District Treasurer Steven Stewart:
*This is the time of year we have a lot of expenditures
*Rover Pipeline is challenging the valuations of the pipeline. We may have to give some money back in the event of a Rover victory. This case will probably end up in the Supreme Court of Ohio. Board member Marcy Byrd said, “Thank you for not suggesting or leading us to borrow millions in anticipation of money that we may not end up getting. It could have been disastrous. “
*Mr. Stewart says the District is in strong position to weather this storm-currently trimming expenses and scaling back on PPE expenditures.
*He will present the 5 year Forecast at next month’s meeting.

Other business:

* Maternity leave approved for Holli Sattler
* Leslie Hetrick was hired as the Elementary School Secretary
* Many various types of supplemental contracts were approved
*  The Board briefly discussed holding a special meeting to be held prior to the October 16th deadline they set for re-evaluating the back-to-school-schedules during the pandemic.  They will revisit their choices and make a  decision on the best way to continue after considering the many possible options available.
*Briefly talked about the “Covid-slide”(Kids reverting back to their pre-covid/March learning levels)and also the “medically fragile” students who need and receive special services and therapies that are  available on Wednesdays, even though this is not a regular day for students to attend. 



October at the Wood County Museum

New exhibit, German-American day, and more……


The Wood County Museum will be opening a new permanent exhibit, The Mary & Carl Bach Story, on October 1, 2020.
“The Mary & Carl Bach Story”
Exhibit opens: October 1, 2020

The Wood County Museum will be opening a new permanent exhibit, The Mary & Carl Bach Story, on October 1, 2020.

This exhibit confronts the folklore surrounding the most recognized object in the museum’s collection – Mary’s fingers. Human remains exhibited in unnatural circumstances can be emotionally concerning while inexplicably fascinating to visitors, but there is more to the story. This exhibit contextualizes how Carl & Mary met, what led to the murder, and what the trial transcripts reveal.

A grand opening celebration & open house for the exhibit will take place on Thursday, October 1, 2020 from 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM. A ribbon cutting, courtesy of the Bowling Green Chamber of Commerce, will be held at 4:00 PM on the museum lawn.


In addition to the ribbon cutting, The Cocoon will display “The Wood County Clothesline Project” on the Museum front lawn.

Visitors will be expected to wear a facemask or covering and respect a six-foot distance from other visitors. The 30,000 square-foot museum building provides ample room for social distancing. RSVP’s appreciated, send to marketing@woodcountyhistory.org

This exhibit was made possible with support from Anonymous, Mike & Terri Marsh, Alicia’s Voice, The Cocoon, Wood County ADAMHS Board & NAMI, Doug & Sandy Kerr, Kelli Kling, Melissa Krieger, Michael Sibbersen, Elizabeth Geer, Michael Penrod, Patricia Limes, Corey & Jodi Speweik, and the Wood County Historical Society. Support has been provided by Ohio Humanities, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the federal CARES Act of 2020.

Continued support of quality and innovative programs, like this exhibit, can be made by visiting the museum’s website at woodcountyhistory.org

German-American Day
October 7th 7:00 PM-9:00 PM

On Wednesday, October 7th, 2020, from 7-9PM, the Wood County Museum is holding its 17th annual German-American Day program.  This year’s topic is, “German Genes?  How Deutsch is your DNA?”  Have you ever taken DNA test to determine your heritage?  Have the results, whether confirming or denying your German heritage, affected your sense of German or German-American identity?  If so, please RSVP to attend this year’s German-American Day and share your story.  Each registered participant will be give time to tell their story about their German heritage, or lack thereof. 
Due to state and county Covid restrictions, this event is limited to the first 15 registered guests.  If you wish to attend, please call the Wood County Museum at 419-352-0967 and RSVP with your name, the number of guests attending, and your phone number.  A $10 donation for non-members, and a $5 donation for members is requested.  The museum will remain open the night of German-American Day until 9PM for registered guests.  Masks are required at all times in the building.

Brought to you by the Wood County Historical Society with support from Melissa Krieger and Larry & Fran Weiss.

Support has been provided by Ohio Humanities, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the federal CARES Act of 2020.
The Wood County Museum is open for self-guided tours Monday through Friday from 10-4, and Saturday and Sunday from 1-4.  Please visit your Wood County Museum’s website at woodcountyhistory.org or follow us on Facebook & Instagram at Wood County Museum.


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Member benefits: Free Museum Admission, Admission discounts on teas and other programs, Invitations to member-only events, Chanticleer quarterly newsletter, 10% off Gift Shop items, Satisfaction of supporting the educational programs and preservation efforts of the Society.

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Support has been provided by Ohio Humanities, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the federal CARES Act of 2020

BVHS Weekend Column: Parenting During the COVID-19 Pandemic

The American Academy of Pediatrics has an excellent website that is devoted to helping parents – HealthyChildren.org.

By Cheryl Huffman, MD, Pediatrics

Pediatrician Dr. Cheryl Huffman

Being a parent is extremely rewarding; however, it can also be very demanding. The current COVID-19 pandemic is forcing many parents “out of their comfort zone.” Almost all children are out of school at this time. So, while it may seem like an “extended summer vacation,” it comes with additional burdens to parents.

Parents are being asked to help teach their children when most were not trained as teachers. In addition, several subjects – especially math – are no longer “taught the same way” as parents learned, making it increasingly difficult for parents to help their children. Summer vacation comes with plenty of extra time for outdoor activities and sports – and for most students, social distancing makes those activities unavailable at this time. For many families, there are the added burdens of financial stress, as more and more businesses close down due to the pandemic.

Fortunately, help is available for parents. The American Academy of Pediatrics has an excellent website that is devoted to helping parents – HealthyChildren.org. It is a wealth of information, which is supported by research data. Almost every imaginable topic is included, and the search option is easy to use.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, several new topics have been added. A few that you may find helpful are “Positive Parenting & COVID-19. 10 Tips to Help Keep the Calm at Home,” “Working and Learning from Home During the COVID-19 Outbreak,” and “Getting Children Outside While Social Distancing for COVID-19.”

We are all hopeful that the pandemic will soon be behind us and that the world will get back to “normal.” But that “normal” will almost certainly be a “new normal.” HealthyChildren.org can provide help at that time as well.




Get Your Home Ready for Work and School this Winter

Due to Covid-19 restrictions, will your home serve as your office and/or school throughout the winter months?….

(Family Features) Although preparing your home for winter is a fairly consistent process year-to-year, many homes have seen significantly more use this year due to COVID-19 restrictions. If your home will serve as your office or school throughout the winter months, it’s important to address issues that may have been noticed but tolerable during winters past.

Consider these tips from the experts at the National Association of the Remodeling Industry to help ensure your home is ready before winter weather strikes.

Improve Indoor Air Quality
Beyond proper physical and structural considerations of winter preparations, the increased daily usage of your home naturally increases the importance of indoor air quality. Since windows and doors will likely be closed more often, moisture levels within your home can be significantly affected. Use a humidifier, if necessary, to maintain a relative humidity between 45-50%, which is healthier and can feel more comfortable. It can also keep wooden doors and windows functioning properly and wood furniture and floors looking good.

Get Your Furnace Checked
To keep your furnace from failing when you need it most, get it inspected by a professional before you need to rely on it to heat your home in the dead of winter. If you’re not leaving the house and turning down the thermostat each day, this will be especially important this year. Regular tune-ups can prolong your furnace’s life, help prevent carbon monoxide leaks and ensure your unit is working at maximum efficiency. If a whole-house humidifier is included as part of the heating system, also inspect the humidifier and replace the element, if necessary.

Seal Leaks Around Windows and Doors
Air infiltration is one of the largest culprits of reductions in a home’s efficiency. Small air leaks can add up to significant heat loss and a corresponding increase in energy consumption. If replacing window screens with storm windows and installing a storm door on your house isn’t realistic, increase energy efficiency by sealing gaps around window and door moldings with caulk to help keep heat from escaping. If any pipes or ducts travel through an exterior wall of your home, you can also use caulking and weather-stripping to help block potential entry points for cold air.

Check Your Gutters
Improper drainage away from the home is one of the biggest causes of water leaking into basements and crawlspaces. Gutters and downspouts have the single purpose of routing water away from your home to help prevent damage to your foundation. Once leaves have fallen and before the first snow, ensure your gutters are properly secured and clear of debris. Clogged gutters can lead to improper drainage and potential overflow, ice damming or other water-related issues. Also adjust downspouts so they direct water at least 5 feet from the house to help minimize the possibility of water run-off back toward the foundation.

Prep the Plumbing
When water freezes, it expands. Any residual water in pipes that is exposed to freezing temperatures, including interior lines located in exterior walls or unheated areas, can burst. Start by disconnecting hoses and shutting off exterior faucets, draining any water that remains in them and storing hoses indoors to prevent cracks. Drain any other pipes, valves or in-ground sprinklers that may be exposed to the elements and, for an extra layer of protection, wrap water spigots with covers to prevent damage. Sometimes a simple trick like keeping a cabinet door cracked open to allow warm air into the space can prevent frozen pipes.

Find more expert tips to get your home ready for winter at RemodelingDoneRight.com.

National Association of the Remodeling Industry

A Fresh, Frozen Treat

It’s going to be a warm weekend–perfect for making Green Slimesicles…..Watch this video to see how to make this recipe!

(Family Features) Taking the fear out of trying unfamiliar produce is a simple way for parents to introduce children to fruits and veggies.

For example, these Green Slimesicles are a perfect way for kids to try spinach without even knowing it as it’s pureed with bananas and pineapple before freezing for a cool, refreshing treat.

Find more recipes and other not-so-scary fun at disney/dole.

Watch video to see how to make this recipe!

Green Slimesicles

Total time: 15 minutes
Yield: 6 slimesicles

  • 2          cups (about 1/2 package) packed DOLE® Spinach
  • 1 1/2    Dole Bananas
  • 1          cup chopped Dole Pineapple
  • 1/2       cup water
  • 1/2       teaspoon vanilla extract
  1. In blender, puree spinach, bananas, pineapple, water and vanilla until smooth.
  2. Pour into six ice pop molds 1/3 cup each. Freeze 4-6 hours, or until firm.

Tips: For refreshing twist, add a few mint leaves before pureeing. If you don’t have ice pop molds, pour into two standard ice cube trays and insert wooden sticks after freezing about 1 hour.


WCCOA Holding Virtual Silver Sneakers classes

Silver Sneakers is a health and fitness program designed for older adults…..

Bowling Green, OH (September 17, 2020) – The Wood County Committee on Aging, Inc. (WCCOA) is hosting Silver Sneakers exercise classes virtually using the Zoom platform. The classes, taught by Certified Instructor Sheila Brown, are held on Mondays and Wednesdays at 10:00 a.m. Sessions begin Monday, October 19 and Wednesday, October 21. Sessions are $15 for the six-week session and free to Silver Sneakers Members.

Silver Sneakers is a health and fitness program designed for older adults. Classes are designed for seniors of all fitness levels and led by trained instructors, with the goal to keep you strong in body, mind and spirit. Regular physical activity keeps your heart, brain, bones, muscles and joints healthy. If you have a chronic condition like arthritic, diabetes, or osteoporosis, safe exercise can help you feel better. Plus, staying social is vital to good health.

 Please contact the Programs Department of WCCOA to register by calling 419-353-5661 or 1-800-367-4935, or by e-mailing programs@wccoa.net  Payment and waiver can be mailed or dropped off to the Wood County Senior Center, 305 North Main St., Bowling Green, Ohio 43402. 

Goldfish Crackers Celebrates National Family Day with Exclusive Giveaway

Consumers can enter to win through National Family Day on Sept. 26, 2020……

(BPT) – According to a new research study, Goldfish crackers uncovered that 91% of Americans who live with or visit children regularly feel that they would like to spend even more quality time with their family than they currently do! To encourage these family moments, Goldfish will release a one-of-a-kind GOldFISH card game via an Instagram giveaway, to help inspire valuable family bonding time and bring smiles to people of all ages. The giveaway launches today, and consumers can enter to win through National Family Day on Sept. 26, 2020. Inspired by a love for creativity, imagination and of course, everyone’s favorite #SnackThatSmilesBack, the game includes a pack of custom playing cards in the shape of iconic Goldfish crackers and a bag of Goldfish Colors crackers for snacking on while playing the game at home with loved ones.

Goldfish also uncovered that 96% of respondents agree that the quality time they spend with their family is one of the most fun parts of their current day-to-day routine and nearly eight in ten (75%) Americans who regularly spend time with kids in their family are “extremely” or “very” interested in finding new activities that could be fun to do together. That’s why Goldfish crackers created a new, family-friendly activity that brings the two together. Want to enter? The brand will select 100 winners that visit @GoldfishSmiles on Instagram and tag someone who makes them smile in the comments of the GOldFISH Card Game giveaway post starting at 8 AM ET on 9/23/2020 through 11:59 PM ET on 9/26/2020. No Purchase Necessary, open to legal residents of the 50 U.S. & DC, 18 years or older, void where prohibited.

METHODOLOGY: An online poll was conducted between Sept. 11–13, 2020 among U.S. Nationwide Sample of Adults, 18+ years-old, who currently live with at least one child <18, who is their relative or regularly (at least once a week) visits relatives (i.e. immediate or extended family) that have at least one child <18 living with them. n = 1,279

5 Fall Tips for Protecting Your Pet’s Health

If your pet missed his or her annual check-up last spring, consider getting that visit rescheduled……

(BPT) – Whether fall is when you switch out your exercise regimen or schedule your annual flu shot, staying healthy is at the top of most “to do” lists right now. Just remember your four-legged family members when considering seasonal changes to your wellness program. Fall is the perfect time to take steps to keep pets healthy, too.

1) Plan that vet visit. Annual check-ups that include immunizations, physical exams, routine blood work and prescription refills are as important to pet health as they are to human health. Routine wellness visits can also save pet-care dollars in the long run through preventive care and early disease detection. If your pet missed his or her annual check-up last spring, consider getting that visit rescheduled. Most veterinarians offer pet wellness appointments with curbside drop-off and pick-up to help safeguard owners’ health.

2) Get off the couch. Summer’s heat is giving way to cooler temperatures, so resist the temptation to forgo your dog’s evening walk for yet another movie marathon. Not only will outdoor exercise help whittle your pet’s waistline and promote joint health, but getting outside to enjoy the fall colors can boost your own caloric burn and mental outlook as well.

3) Don’t “fall” back on parasite prevention. Just because you aren’t slapping mosquitoes like you did in July doesn’t mean you should stop protecting your pets from parasites. The American Heartworm Society recommends giving heartworm preventives — many of which prevent a host of common parasites — to dogs and cats year-round. While heartworms are spread by mosquitoes, it’s nearly impossible to guess when you’ll see the last one in the fall or the first one next spring. Disease-carrying mosquitoes can also survive as temperatures drop by migrating indoors or to protected areas near houses and other buildings.

4) Rethink your pet’s fall wardrobe. Protective wearables make more than a fashion statement for many pets. Arthritic senior dogs, as well as short-haired dogs or lean breeds that chill easily, will be more comfortable if you slip on a cozy fleece coat when clipping on their leash. Just make sure your pup’s garment has a snug vs. a tight fit — and consider coats with reflective fabric if you favor nighttime walks. And if your fall activities include hunting with your dog, make sure to outfit your four-legged companion with a hunting vest.

5) Hide the Halloween treats. Whether or not your kids go trick-or-treating this year, you may be making plans to stock up on Halloween candy. Just remember that certain human treats may be toxic to your pets. Chocolate is hazardous to both dogs and cats, sugar can throw off your pet’s electrolyte balance and certain artificial sweeteners can cause liver failure in dogs. So go ahead and keep the candy to yourself. Just keep it away from your pets while you’re at it.

Staying healthy has never felt more important than it does this fall. Do your pets a favor and prioritize their health, too.

Ghanbari to Dedicate Highway for Medal of Honor Recipient Ed Byers, Jr.

“Master Chief Byers grew up along State Route 65 right here in Wood County,” said Ghanbari.

COLUMBUS – State Rep. Haraz N. Ghanbari (R-Perrysburg) is scheduled to dedicate the Master Chief Special Warfare Operator (SEAL) Edward C. Byers, Jr. Medal of Honor Recipient Highway during a ceremony Thursday at Otsego Park in Bowling Green.

 “Master Chief Byers grew up along State Route 65 right here in Wood County,” said Ghanbari. “He served our country with honor and distinction as a United States Navy SEAL and earned our military’s highest military honor, the Medal of Honor, for his heroic actions in Afghanistan. This dedication is a fitting tribute to Byers, who is an example of the best Ohio, and our country, has to offer.”

Last year, Ghanbari introduced House Bill 276 to designate a portion of State Route 65 in Wood County as the “Master Chief Special Warfare Operator (SEAL) Edward C. Byers, Jr. Medal of Honor Recipient Highway.” The legislation received unanimous support from both the House (96-0), and the Senate (33-0), and was signed into law by Governor DeWine on March 4.

Byers is the sixth Navy SEAL, and the first living Navy SEAL since the Vietnam War, to receive the Medal of Honor. A chief petty officer at the time of the mission on Dec. 8, 2012, Byers was serving as a Hostage Rescue Force Team Member in Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. His SEAL teammate, Petty Officer 1st Class Nicolas D. Checque, 28, of Monroeville, Pennsylvania, was killed in action during the rescue mission and was posthumously awarded the Navy Cross.

The sign dedication is scheduled for Sept. 24 at 4 p.m. at Otsego Park located at 20000 West River Road in Bowling Green.

Foundational Advice for First-Time Warehouse Managers

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Warehouse managers face weighty expectations. For those stepping into the role for the first time, here is some advice you can take to your first day of work….

Warehouses are a key part of our local economy. Not only do they help businesses thrive by acting as the hub for housing and shipping products, but they supply jobs for a great number of people. That is why it’s crucial for warehouses to be run well, and that can’t happen without well-equipped managers. Because this can be a heavy burden for those new to the job, we have compiled these three pieces of key advice for first-time warehouse managers.

Organization Is Key

Running a well-organized warehouse is crucial for maximum productivity and safety. Improve the organization of your warehouse by arranging products so similar items are together, making it easier to locate products on the shelves. You can also begin a practice of “lean” inventory management, which involves keeping only the bare minimum of supplies and products around that employees need to do their jobs effectively. This makes shelves less cluttered and reduces the chance for dead inventory. 

Don’t Tackle Finances Alone

A number of factors affect warehouse finances, including distribution, equipment management, and employee salaries. Being able to manage and improve warehouse finances requires establishing a plan of action from the beginning. While it is important to have your personal vision for the direction you want your warehouse to go, it is wise to have outside, trusted sources look at your financial plan in order to give their perspective.

Establish Good Employee Relations

A good leader is the one who meets the needs of those who follow them, and this is no less true in a warehouse. Because employee turnover rates are so high in warehouses, it’s advantageous to connect with your employees. Taking the time to get to know them and make it clear early on that you are open to their feedback will help foster trust. With this foundation, resolving issues or disputes becomes easier. A warehouse culture like this is one that employees will be less likely to want to leave.

A warehouse manager is more than a pawn in an operation. They are leaders helping create a space where employees can thrive and, on a larger scale, a community can flourish. So our final piece of advice for first-time warehouse managers is to walk with confidence when you begin each day, knowing that doing your job well truly makes a difference.


Cub Scout “Fun Raising” Time

Cheddar, double butter, kettle corn, caramel corn……What’s your favorite?

Submitted by Jennifer Vanlerberg

If you have journeyed around our lovely town lately, you may already know that it is popcorn time once again. With the warmer temps and open windows, perhaps you have noted the subtle scents of buttery delicious microwave goodness in the air. Maybe it was our thirty pack of double butter someone was partaking in. Possibly someone had just ripped open a tin of delightful cheddar cheese or some sweet real butter brown sugar glazed caramel corn.  Interested? I thought so.


Pack #372 is selling popcorn to friends and neighbors thru November 1st. Money is due first, with checks being made out to Pack #372. Online orders can be placed as well, with free delivery to your home! Want to order four tins of “Mud Puddles” or fourteen of “Peanut Butter cup?” You can! No quarantine is complete without something to mindlessly munch the time away.  Order yours today!

And what if you know of a boy or girl in grades Kindergarten thru Fifth that would like to join in on the fun? That is great! It is the perfect time to join scouts. If your family is like so many others that have discovered the  magic of outdoors lately, why not keep the fun rolling all year long? We do camp outs, family swim parties, flag raising at football games, pinewood derby races, auctions, service projects, participate in parades, and have regular meetings to earn our patches and learn new skills. Sound amazing? It is! (Disclaimer that any events are always pending due to possible pandemic precautions). Contact Cub Master, Eric Trout, at (419) 262-3967.

Welcome to a wonderful new year of scouting, fellow scout families!

Lady Tiger Golf Update

Results from two recent matches….

by Suzanne Bucher

Girls’ Varsity Golf vs Bluffton

9/16/20 @ Bluffton Golf Course

 1st – North Baltimore 226

2nd – Bluffton 239

 NB Scores: Lexi Long 45, Meghan Thompson 52, Sara Casey 64,

Olivia Matthes 65, Mackenna Ducat 65

(Top 4 individual scores count as final combined score)

 Co-Medalists: Lexi Long (NB) 45

Girls’ Varsity Golf vs Hopewell-Loudon

9/15/20 @ Birch Run Golf Course

 1st – Hopewell-Loudon 181

2nd – North Baltimore 242

 NB Scores: Lexi Long 57, Meghan Thompson 60, Olivia Matthes 62,

Sara Casey 63, Mackenna Ducat 70

(Top 4 individual scores count as final combined score)

 Co-Medalists: Kiley Cline & Marissa Kline (HL) 43