Fall Sports Awards Coming Soon

Also WINTER sports meeting for parents and athletes…..

Here are the  Dates/Times for upcoming events:

The Cross Country program will have their awards Tuesday October 23rd at 7pm.

On Tuesday October 30th, sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce, there will be a Fall Athlete Appreciation pizza dinner 6:00-6:30 preceding the Fall
Sports Awards starting at 6:30pm.

Wednesday November 7th, 6:30-7pm the Winter Parent/Athlete meeting will be held in the gym.

Flu shots being encouraged earlier this year

Vaccine takes two weeks to become effective…..

BOWLING GREEN — Health officials are encouraging people to get the flu shot earlier this year so that it can become effective before influenza viruses are widespread.

Most people can get a flu shot by scheduling an appointment with their health care provider or simply walking into their pharmacy. It takes about two weeks to develop antibodies that protect against flu, so make plans to get vaccinated before flu season begins. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends that anyone 6 months of age or older get a flu vaccine by the end of October.

Every flu season is different, but millions of people get the flu each year, while hundreds of thousands of people are hospitalized and thousands more die from flu-related causes. The flu vaccine does not cause influenza, which is a contagious respiratory illness that infects the nose, throat and lungs.

Wood County Community Health Center offers the flu vaccine to established patients. To become a patient or for more information, call 419-354-9049 or visit WCHealthCenter.org

Wood County Health Department provides flu immunization for children 18 or under whose health care providers do not offer vaccines. For more information, call 419-354-8402 ext. 3258.

Frequent handwashing is one of the best ways to avoid acquiring or transmitting many illnesses, including influenza. Also make sure to disinfect surfaces at home and at work, cough and sneeze into your sleeve, and avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth.

The mission of Wood County Health Department is to prevent disease, promote healthy lifestyles and protect the health of everyone in Wood County. Our Community Health Center provides comprehensive medical services for men, women and children. We welcome all patients, including uninsured or underinsured clients, regardless of their ability to pay, and we accept most third-party insurance. For more information, visit WoodCountyHealth.org

SouthWood Traffic Update – Rudolph & Oil Center Project

The Shelly Company began work in Henry Township at the corner of Rudoph Rd and Oil Center Rd.

The Shelly Company began work in Henry Township at the corner of Rudolph Rd and Oil Center Rd.

The intersection is “closed”. However, according to Henry Twp. Chairman John Stewart, “due to this being the middle of the fall harvest, traffic will be maintained for farmers, buses and emergency vehicles.”

For the time being, other vehicles and personal vehicles WILL BE allowed to pass through the intersection, SLOWLY, proceeding with CAUTION, as the work of widening will continue, with intermittent closures.

The project is adding to the roadway 200 feet to the south and 240 feet to the north. The project has been delayed for about 6 weeks, according to Stewart.

DIY Halloween Box Costume for All Ages

Supplies like cardboard boxes, tape and felt are all you need to piece together this DIY Halloween Llama Boxtume and celebrate the season in style…….


(Family Features) Candy, pumpkins and costumes are some of the most popular traditions of the Halloween season. This year, rather than searching store aisles for the perfect getup, consider using boxes from your latest deliveries and other items you have on-hand to create a one-of-a-kind DIY costume, or “boxtume.”

Supplies like cardboard boxes, tape and felt are all you need to piece together this DIY Halloween Llama Boxtume and celebrate the season in style. Since it can be as simple or elaborate as you’d like, the customizable nature of the costume allows your personality to shine.

With many households across the country already taking advantage of Amazon Prime’s unlimited fast, free shipping and streaming, your next costume idea could be just one click away. Boxtumes can be made alone, with kids or even as group costumes, meaning the possibilities are nearly endless. If you’re feeling extra crafty, try your hand at upcycling boxes to craft other custom Halloween items, such as treat containers, spooky centerpieces and decorations.

Share your creativity online using #Boxtumes, and find more inspiration and step-by-step guides at amazon.com/boxtumes2018.

DIY Halloween Llama Boxtume

Project courtesy of CraftyChica.com


  • 1 large Amazon smile box
  • 1 medium Amazon smile box, divided
  • 1 long box
  • Duct tape
  • Masking tape
  • Hot glue
  • Scissors
  • Felt or fabric
  • Ping pong balls
  • Craft paint brushes
  • Paint
  • Cardboard
  • Faux fur (optional)
  • Straps (optional)
  1. Using large box, medium box and long box, build foundation of llama. Use duct tape and masking tape to attach long box to side of large box and piece of rolled medium box to top of long box then use hot glue to secure.
  2. Using scissors and fabric, cut out ears and leave long area to glue to back of head and inside neck of box to help make stronger.
  3. Cover llama with fabric and hot glue in place.
  4. Use ping pong balls or cardboard for eyes and using craft brush, paint on eyelids, lashes and pupils.
  5. Cut small pieces from cardboard to make teeth. Use felt shapes to form nose and lips.
  6. Use felt to decorate sides and neck.
  7. Add personal touches as desired, such as faux fur on head, straps to wear your boxtume over shoulders or darker colored felt for accents.


NBHS Band Presents 20th Annual “Sounds of the Stadium” Concert

Next Wednesday at 7:00p.m…………………..

Next Wednesday, October 24 is the NBHS marching band’s 20th annual Sounds of the Stadium concert. It takes place in the high school gym and begins at 7pm.

The concert is free and open to the public. Enjoy the marching band in a rain-free environment!

Thursday is the Great ShakeOut Earthquake Drill

On 10.18.18, Ohioans are encouraged to Drop, Cover and Hold On (at 10:18am)………..

COLUMBUS, OH – National Preparedness Month is over, but that doesn’t mean we stop preparing for disasters. FEMA, the Central U.S. Earthquake Consortium (CUSEC) and the Ohio Emergency Management Agency (Ohio EMA) are encouraging citizens to stay prepared and Get Ready to ShakeOut during the annual Great Central U.S. ShakeOut earthquake drill.

Held annually on the third Thursday in October, ShakeOut is set for October 18th at 10:18 a.m. CUSEC notes though, like fire drills, the earthquake drill can be scheduled for a date and time more suitable for schools and businesses.

“People may say ‘Why do we need to practice earthquake drills in Ohio?’ We practice because Ohio does experience earthquakes,” said Ohio EMA Executive Director Sima Merick. “Ohio has had four low-scale earthquakes so far this year. It is also good to know earthquake safety in the event you’ve traveled to another state or country where quakes can occur with higher magnitude and frequency.”

The actual ShakeOut drill is only one minute long. But ShakeOut is more than an earthquake drill. ShakeOut is intended to get people to talk about emergency preparedness and to plan for all hazards and disasters such as earthquakes, floods, fires, tornadoes or hazmat incidents.

What do you do during the ShakeOut drill? Practice the safest response to an earthquake:

  • DROP where you are, onto your hands and knees. This position protects you from being knocked down and allows you to stay low and crawl to shelter if it’s nearby. If you have mobility issues, either lock the wheels of your wheelchair or stay seated, and bend over.
  • COVER your head and neck with one arm and hand. If a sturdy table or desk is nearby, crawl underneath it for shelter. If no shelter is nearby, crawl next to an interior wall, away from windows.
  • HOLD ON until the shaking stops. If you are under a table or desk for shelter, hold onto it with one hand and be ready to move with your shelter if it shifts.

There is still time to register to participate. Individuals, schools, businesses and organizations can easily register online at www.shakeout.org/centralus/. Earthquake preparedness information and resources are also available on this site. If you registered last year, you need only to confirm/update your information.

Additional earthquake preparedness information is also available at www.ready.ohio.gov. Click on “Earthquakes” in the green menu bar.

To date, millions of people have registered to participate in the Great Central U.S. ShakeOut.

Cholesterol Screenings to be held in November

Appointments rquired…………

Wood County, Ohio –The Wood County Committee on Aging, Inc. will be holding cholesterol screening clinics in November.  You must be a resident of Wood County and 25 years of age or older.  The cost is $20 for those 60 and over, $25 for those 25-59.

These screenings require an appointment and pretest instructions.

The screening panel includes:  Total Cholesterol, HDL (good cholesterol), LDL (bad cholesterol), Triglycerides, Total Cholesterol/HDL ratio and a blood glucose level.  Results will be immediately available and discussed with clients by a Registered Nurse.

Bowling Green Senior Center:  9:00 am to 11:00 am

  • Friday November 2, 2018
  • Thursday November 8, 2018
  • Wednesday November 20, 2018

Perrysburg Senior Center 9:30 am to 11:30 am

  • Wednesday November 7, 2018
  • Thursday November 15, 2018

To schedule an appointment, please call 1-800-367-4935 or 419-353-5661 and ask for the Social Services Department.

Whistle Stop Inn Building Changes Hands

The former Whistle Stop Inn restaurant in Downtown North Baltimore Ohio has finally changed hands, having been on the market nearly 5 years.

The former Whistle Stop Inn restaurant in Downtown North Baltimore Ohio has finally changed hands, having been on the market for nearly 5 years.

CGBARR LLC . (address returns to Jac & Dos, Arlington Ohio) is the new owner of the property. According to Village Historian, Bonnie Knaggs, the folks that purchased the building are not sure of their plans for the name eatery or the menu/theme. They hope to open by the late spring of 2019.

A “pod” and dumpster have been placed at the rear of the building, in preparation for beginning the renovations.

This is yet another positive for North Baltimore, of late, with expansions at most of NB’s manufacturing plants, along with plans and money to improve the NB Downtown Business District and the plans developing for the Northpointe logistics park west of town adjacent to the CSX yard.

Much more to come on all of this…

Manufacturing: Not Necessarily a Dirty Job and Someone Will Be Paid Well to Do It 

Manufacturing jobs in Ohio are going unfilled, and experts say the problem is projected to get worse.

By: Steve Gratz

Manufacturing jobs in Ohio are going unfilled, and experts say the problem is projected to get worse.

According to the National Association of Manufacturers, seven out of 10 Americans consider manufacturing a cornerstone of the economy, but only three in 10 want their children to go into manufacturing. Additionally, the National Association of Manufacturers predicts that 3.5 million manufacturing jobs will be created in the next 10 years, but more than 2 million of those will go unfilled.

Click here to read the full blog post…

Hydrant Flushing TODAY!

The North Baltimore Water Department will begin flushing fire hydrants TODAY and continuing during the month of October. 


The North Baltimore Water Department will be flushing fire hydrants during the month of October.  The flushing will be divided into four sections of the Village with the railroad and Main St. as the dividing mark.

October 15-16 ……………… Southwest

October 17-18 ………………. Northwest

October 19 ………………… Make-Up West Side

Residents may experience rusty water during this period.

Please use caution when using water for laundry purposes.  Should you do laundry during this testing period and rust appears on clothing, rust removing chemicals may be obtained through the Village office.

The water will be safe to drink.

If you should have any questions, please call the Water Department at (419) 257-2141 or the Village office at (419) 257-2394

Village of North Baltimore

Water and Wastewater Dept.