Market Hog “Queenie” –  Queen of the Wood County Fair

Congratulations to Sara Casey…….

On Tuesday, July 30, Sara Casey and her market hog, fondly named Queenie, took home the title of all titles – Grand Champion Market Hog.
Sara spent all summer working with three market pigs and a market goat. Her hard work and dedication has paid off with the highest honor possible. Between her three market hogs, Sara brought home the following titles:

Champion Berkshire

Champion Middle Weight Market Barrow

Reserve Champion Market Barrow

Third Overall Market Hog

Champion Heavy Weight Gilt

Champion Gilt

Grand Champion Market Hog

All three of Sara’s hogs were bred locally in Arlington, at S&K Showpigs (owner, Scott Stauffer). Those sponsoring Sara’s Grand Champion at the
4-H sale on Monday, August 5 were as follows:

Casey’s Sales & Service

North Baltimore American Legion Post 539

Hancock-Wood Electric Cooperative, Inc.

Ray Beck Pioneer Seeds

Mike Stacy Crop Insurance

Legacy Cooperative

First Federal Bank 

Griffith Farms

Griffith Landscaping 

NB Custom Cuts

Lyle Bursick Family

Hosler-Corbin Insurance 

Sara is a member of Country Paws 4-H Club and will be an 8th grader at North Baltimore Middle School. She and Queenie enjoyed an unforgettable week together in the Champion Barn at the fairgrounds!

Sara with her barn banner display and her dad, Jim Casey
Sara and her market goat, Kirby 
Sara with Ivy
Sara and Ollie
Sara with market hog judge, Nathan Day
Sara showing Queenie
Sara and her awards
Sara with some of her sponsors- First Federal Bank, Legacy Cooperative, Casey’s Sales and Service and Hancock-Wood Electric 
Sara and Queenie

Sara is the daughter of Jim and Mary Casey and the granddaughter of Mike and Diane Julien and Ned and Sharon Casey, all of North Baltimore. 

submitted by Mary Casey

congratulations, sara casey. Job Well done!

TheNBXpress invites other North Baltimore area youth to submit a few pictures and paragraphs about their Wood County Fair Adventures to share with our readers. Send an e-mail to:, or leave a message on our facebook page: NBXpress 

Library Summer Reading 2019 Winners!

A wonderful Summer Reading Program in North Baltimore…

Summer Reading 2019 Winners!

What an amazing Summer Reading 2019 we have had at the NB Public Library!

With 381 participants this year, we had many winners in the children’s contests, each winner got to pick from our special space themed prize box.

Everyone was anticipating the Grand Prize drawings at the conclusion of Summer Reading and the winners were….

Preschool (birth-kindergarten)
Space Tent and Tunnel— Cecilia Lemley
Walmart Gift Card—Carter Beltz

Kids (grades 1-4)
Telescope—Emma Kaufman
Globe—Brynn Clark
Walmart Gift Card—Zane Snyder

Teens (grades 5-12)
Virtual Reality Set—Georgia Burk
Chrome Book—Jesse Vanlerberg
Findlay Mall Gift Card—Davyn Gaertner


Tania Park Thomas
Karen Espen
Laura Siferd Badertsher
Misty Shinsky
Pat Nungester
Diane McCardle
Heather Naftzger
Kyle Shaffer
Rani Clark

Beginning July 22, all kids and teens who registered for summer reading are eligible for a Wood County Fair pass. This is a one day entry to the Wood Co. Fair that runs from July 31-August 5 courtesy of the Wood County Fair Board.


Our Summer Reading program would not be possible without the wonderful help of our community sponsors! An out of this world thank you to …

Armstrong Air & Space Museum
Dawn’s Flower Shop
Friends of the NB Public Library
Mak & Ali’s
NB American Legion Post #539
Wood County Fair


GOS Pet Show Results

Well-behaved pets shared at the Pet Show…..

Thanks to all 15 kids who came with their pets – clean & well-behaved!  Special thanks to Sebastian Fackler and his Lab, Clover, who were late for the dog competition because they were waiting on a train!  Another great Pet Show enjoyed by everyone!


1st Place – Anna Burrell age 9 with Jasmine a 7 week old Great Dane

2nd Place –Chance Frey age 11 with Grizzly a 3 month old Australian Shepherd Pit Mix

3rd Place – Leah Trout age 9 with Brady a 7 year old Pug


1st Place – Ashlyn Coup age 7 with Pearl an 8 month old mixed Siamese

2nd Place – Kale McDonald age 10 with Jax a 1 year old Siamese

3rd Place – Ava Burrell age 6 with 1 year old KitKat

Other Pets-

1st Place – Allie Engard age 8 with Hermit Crab – Shelly Seamore

2nd Place – Riley Engard age 11 with Hermit Crab – Salty Gary

3rd Place – Rilex Livingston age 6 with Guinea Pig – Zeek

Congratulations to All!

Chance Frey with Grizzly
Anna Burrell with Jasmine


Allie & Riley Engard with hermit crabs


Rilex Livingston holding Zeke


Ashlyn Coup with Mom, Teri, holding Pearl
Leah Trout with Brady


Sarah Ryanne with Collie, Piper


Jon & Mason Brim’s Mini-Dachshund, Roxy



Race O Rama Hobbies & Raceways

…listen for Karl Hoffheins owner of Race O Rama on WKXA Friday morning!

Friday, July 26 listen for Karl Hoffheins owner of Race O Rama on WKXA Friday morning, as part of a day on the radio in North Baltimore…

Race O Rama Hobbies & Raceways
(419) 334-2100
127 N Main St
North Baltimore, Ohio

Stop by Good Ole Summertime Day (July 27)! We hope to have enough kids show up for some racing…

We are a hobby store that sells models, die-cast and slot cars and slot car accessories.

We have 4 different track to choose from to race:
– 1/4 mile (in scale) drag strip
– 103 ft. road course (called a “Paperclip”) for 1/24th scale cars
– 85 ft. Tri-Oval for 1/24th scale cars
– 4-lane H/O scale track
We also have cars and controllers that you can rent. 
We also offer used & new equipment that you can buy.
Come on in and join the fun!

GOST 2019 BINGO for Cub Scouts

Cub Scout Pack #372 in conjunction with NB Gleaner Arbor #461 hosting GOST Bingo. 

North Baltimore Cub Scout Pack #372 in conjunction with North Baltimore Gleaner Arbor #461 will again be hosting the GOST Bingo. 

Bingo will run from 1 till 6 pm in the Fire Hall.

This year all games will be 3 bingo cards for $1. Most games will be split the pot game with special Bingo’s approximately every half hour.  For the special Bingo games the prizes will be a $20 gift certificate to a local merchant and Gleaner items.

At approximately 5:30 pm we will start a cover all bingo for the grand prize. Each participant will be limited to 3 cards only for the final bingo and the price will be $1 per card with a 3 card limit per person.

The grand prize this year will be a Samsung 43” Smart TV and a Costco Gold Membership, these prizes are valued at a grand total of $380. 

Children 15 and under must play with an adult.

Cold pop and water will also be available for sale during Bingo for $1 each.

All proceeds from the Bingo will go to Pack #372’s future activities.

2019 July Wood County Park District Programs

Adventurer’s Nature Camp, Farm Camp, more……

Adventurers Farm Camp
(11 – 12 yrs)
Monday – Friday, July 15 – 19;
9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Carter Historic Farm
18331 Carter Road, BG
Experience the summer life of old-time play and homestead chores for children growing up on a 1930s farm. Whether feeding the livestock, baking Dutch oven cookies, tending the vegetable patch, or playing ringolevio in the woodlot, campers will learn about the reward of farm work and the joy of outdoors play. 
Program fee: $60, scholarships available
Adventurers Nature Camp
(11 – 12 yrs)
Monday – Friday, July 15 – 19;
1:00 – 4:00 pm
W.W. Knight Nature Preserve
29530 White Road, Perrysburg
Prepare for adventure! Campers engage in outdoor activities such as archery, canoeing, and rappelling at different parks throughout the week. Each day has a different natural science theme that is highlighted by educational and recreational activities. 
Program fee: $60, scholarships available
Trail Tikes Summer Camp
(5 – 6 years)
Monday – Friday, July 15 – 19;
9:00 am – 12:00 pm
W.W. Knight Nature Preserve
29530 White Road, Perrysburg
Campers enjoy a short story about nature that sets the theme for the rest of the day’s fun and learning activities. Taking a nature hike, creating art, and learning about our local outdoor world and what calls it home are all part of this camp for young ones! 
Program fee: $60, scholarships available

Time to Register for St. Luke’s VBS

Juy 21-25,2019—5:00-8:00pm…..

St. Luke’s Lutheran Church will have Vacation Bible School July 21-25, from 5-8 pm. Dinner will be  provided.  Register online at: 

or pick up a form at the church.

Right CLICK on the poster, choose COPY or COPY IMAGE, paste it into a new blank document, (in word or google docs) then print…….

Troop 315 July Newsletter

“Happiness is open to all, since, when you boil it down, it merely consists of contentment with what you have got and doing what you can for other people.”~ Lord Baden Powell

Troop 315 July 2019 Newsletter
Summer Camp Recap
Rain, Mud, Bugs & Smiles.  We scouts can have a good time in most any situation.  The mud at camp was pretty bad this year.  The power washer and I had a field day cleaning the trailer, equipment, shoes, backpacks, not to mention the washing machine to ensure no bugs came into the house.  There is a bunch of lost and found and will be at the scout house at the next meetings.  
On a “cool” note

During flags,  I was able to talk to a female Scout troop that just formed and participated in summer camp.  As I listened to their stories and reasons for joining the Boy Scouts of America as a Scouts BSA troop, I was able to understand their desire to have a stronger outdoor program.  Most of them were former Girl Scouts and really seemed excited to camp, climb rock walls, and do what their brothers were doing.  I will admit that as a Scoutmaster and traditional mindset, I had hoped the Girl Scouts would have seen the need and maybe emulated our program to suit the need for girls. 
But,  I do understand that our program is amazing and attracts youth from all over who want the adventure we are able to provide.  For me.  It took talking to a girl troop to see that side of things.  Now for the traditionalist in me.  Troop 315 will continue to be a Boy Scout troop and if enough female youth show interest in N.B.  My hope is a group of adults form a girl troop to fill the need in our town if the interest is there.    Hint Hint  Tammy Trout  
June 30 and July 7, we will hold our elections for offices within the troop.  Boy led leans the scouts vote in who will be Senior Patrol Leader, Assistant, Patrol leaders and their assistants as well as jobs like quartermaster, chaplin’s aid, historian, Troop guide.  Currently, Alex Trout and Jordan Kimmel are SPL & ASPL however,  I heard through the grapevine that Aaron Boes wants to run for SPL.  
Family Picnic  July  14
Sunday at shelter house 2,  Our troop will receive all ranks, merit badges, offices and patches during our annual potluck family picnic.  Please bring a hot or cold dish and table service for your family.  All are invited.  Scouts please wear you class A shirt for the ceremony.
Good Ole Summertime July 27 
Saturday, July 27 is the North Baltimore GOST.  We are committed to doing trash detail again and selling sandwiches throughout the day.  Our troop and their parents will need to sign up for a 2 hr shift through the day and a set up on Friday evening.  Below are the shifts and please email me back as to which shift you would like.  We will need 4 scouts and 2 parents per shift.  Last year we made over $2000.00 so it is important to have family participation in this event.  Note: of the 4 scouts 1 will be on trash detail each shift
Friday  6:00pm – 8:00pm   setup  4 scouts
Saturday  10:00am – 12:00om 4 scouts + parents
                12:00pm – 2:00pm  
                 2:00pm – 4:00pm
                 4:00pm – 6:00pm
                 6:00pm – 8:00pm
                 8:00pm – 10:00pm
                 10:00pm teardown and dumpster cleanup
The parents will be responsible for running the booth.  grilling, helping scouts with money and making the sandwiches.  Scouts will be selling, preparing, and also doing trash. Class B t-shirts for the event.  We want the scouts doing as much the work as possible, with help.  The public likes to see that.
Pemberville Free Fair fundraiser
August 14 – 17 We have been asked to run trash detail for the festival.  Similar to Luckey fest, we will have tractors and trailers riding around dumping cans.  I will put up a sign up in the August newsletter but this detail pays $500.00 to the troop and scout accounts
Quote from Lord Baden Powell
“Happiness is open to all, since, when you boil it down, it merely consists of contentment with what you have got and doing what you can for other people. “

12U NB Black Softball

3 games stats in this write-up….

Van Buren at NB

Van Buren traveled to North Baltimore to play in the Tigers’ toughest game yet. 

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North Baltimore



Petunia started on the mound for the Tigers and held VB scoreless for the first 3 innings.  Her superb pitching was supported by outstanding defensive play, highlighted by Killer’s outstanding flyball catch to end the top of the 2nd inning. 

Beast mode made back-to-back perfect throws to catch two girls stealing to end the top of the 3rd inning. 

Van Buren’s pitcher was on fire and struck out 9 Tigers in the 1st three innings.  A walk in the 1st and a walk in the 2nd innings enabled Petunia and Band Aid to steal bases and score giving the Tigers a 2-0 advantage going into the 4th inning.  Petunia struck out the 1st batter in the 4th and then beaned the 2nd batter. 

Red relieved Petunia, allow a couple of back to back singles and gave up 2 runs to tie the game at 2.  The Tigers played great defense in the 5th and 6th innings with Band Aid, Petunia, and Red all fielding grounders and an excellent heads up play by Band Aid and Hilda May to pick of a runner at 3rd

In the bottom of the 5th Hilda May got on base with a dropped 3rd strike followed by the lone hit by Beast Mode, a solid line drive between 2nd and 3rd to knock in the game winning run. 

Red scored 3 strike outs in the 7th inning to clench the tough victory.  Beast Mode earned the game ball with her excellent catching, catching two players stealing bases, catching a foul pop up behind home plate, and getting the Tigers’ only hit of the game. 

NB Black remains undefeated at 7-0.


Season Leaders


Batting Average


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On Base Percentage


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submitted by: James Wilhelm

Liberty Benton at North Baltimore

After a week off due to the weather, Liberty Benton Blue traveled to NB to play the Tigers. 

LB0020   2
NB7172   17

Petunia started the game and struck out 3 of the 5 first batters and allowed no runs.  Red, Petunia, and Hilda May all scored hits to start the game for the Tigers.  Beast Mode, Killer, and Marsha also scored hits in the 1st to bring in the maximum allowed 7 runs. 

Red pitched the 2nd inning and made quick work of LB with a strike out and fielding 2 grounders hit right back at her.  Red only threw 11 pitches and participated in all 3 outs.  LB played strong defense in the 2nd, with Angelina getting the lone hit and holding the Tigers to a single score. 

Hilda May pitched the 3rd inning and allowed the only 2 scores LB had, but ended the inning strong with 2 Ks.

Special K closed the game strong with a strike out, fielding a grounder, and not allowing a run.   The Tigers scored 2 in the bottom of the 4th to end the game via mercy rule. 

Red received the game ball for her strong pitching performance, excellent defensive play, and solid batting.  The Tigers remain undefeated at 6-0.

submitted by James Wilhelm

 North Baltimore vs. Risingsun.

The Tigers traveled to Risingsun to play the Outlaws. 


The Tigers came ready to play; racking up 18 runs with 8 hits and striking out 12 Outlaws.  Petunia pitched 2 perfect innings and Red followed up in the 3rd by striking out 3 of the next 5 batters.  Red hit the Outlaws first pitch of the game to set the tone and Beast Mode hit a hard flyball to deep center to score the first 2 runs.  O knocked in another run leaving the Tigers up 4-0 after 1.  The Outlaw pitcher struggled in the 2nd walking the first 4 batters before Hilda May hit a line drive double over the 2nd basemen’s head.  There were 2 more walks and popup double hit by Band Aid to end the inning with NB up 11-0.  Petunia and Hilda May both had RBIs in the 4th to put the Tigers up by 18.  Brynlee came in to close and the Outlaws were able to score 3, her 3rd strike out brought the game to a close via mercy rule. 

Petunia received the game ball for her perfect pitching performance and 2 RBIs. 

Hilda May and Beast mode both recognized for solid defensive play and combined 5 RBIs.  The Tigers remain undefeated at 5-0.

Wood Co. Parks June 18 – 30

Water Quality
Tuesday, June 18th; 6:00pm – 8:00pm
William Henry Harrison Park
Learn about water quality of the Portage River by finding and identifying macro-invertebrates from the water. You must be prepared to go into knee deep water with close-toed shoes. No experience needed. Must be 10 years of age and up to participate. Minors need an adult present. Participants must be able to walk on uneven terrain. Event is dependent on water levels.
Thursday, June 20th; 6:30pm – 9:30pm W.W. Knight Nature Preserve
29530 White Road, Perrysburg
Teen participants will assist with a stewardship project and learn about our iNaturalist program at Wood County Parks. Bring your phone to take photos and add them to our WC Parks or iNaturalist apps. Enjoy snacks and conversation after our return to the nature center. This is a drop-off program; you are encouraged to leave your teen with us and return for pickup.
Scenic River Canoeing
Friday, June 21st; 5:30pm – 8:30pm
Orleans Boat Launch:
E. Harrison Ave, Perrysburg
Enjoy a scenic paddle on the Maumee River around the Audubon Islands State Nature Preserve with naturalists and ODNR stream scientists, who will point out interesting river features. Experience how experts evaluate the health of the river by investigating the critters that call it home. Previous canoeing experience highly recommended. Must be 6 years old to ride in middle, 10 years old to paddle at the bow (front), 14 years old to paddle without an adult in the same boat (must have liability form signed by legal guardian before attending the program). Please make arrangements with program leader for center riders or special needs.
Wilderness First Aid Course
Saturday & Sunday, June 22nd – 23rd; 8:30am – 7:00PM
W.W. Knight Nature Preserve
29530 White Road, Perrysburg
Learn how to save life and limb when mired in an area far from the hospital or in a natural area miles from an access point in this class provided by MEDIC SOLO. Classroom instruction and hands-on problem-solving are blended into this rescue scenario training. Gain care-giving confidence and the SOLO 2-year certification. No prerequisites. More information and registration at
Explorers Farm Summer Camp (7-8 yrs)
Monday- Friday, June 24th – June 28th; 9:00am – 12:00pm
Carter Historic Farm
18331 Carter Road, Bowling Green
Experience the summer life of old-time play and homestead chores for children growing up on a 1930s farm. Whether feeding the livestock, baking Dutch oven cookies, tending the vegetable patch, or playing ringolevio in the woodlot, campers will learn about the reward of farm work and the joy of outdoors play. Sign up for both Farm and Nature Camp and we will transport your camper between parks. Please provide a reliable email address or phone number; additional necessary information will be sent to you following your registration. Scholarships are available for families needing assistance with camp fees. Contact Program Coordinator Jim Witter at 419-661-1697×1 or at prior to registration for more information.
Explorers Nature Summe Camp (7-8 yrs)
Monday – Friday, June 24th – 28th; 1:00pm – 4:00pm
W.W. Knight Nature Preserve
29530 White Road, Perrysburg
Explore, learn, and get dirty at our half-day Nature Camps! Every day offers new educational and entertaining activities to connect campers to the outdoors and all the things that call it home. A field trip to another Wood County Park expands the exploration of the outdoors, and the joy of discovery! Please provide a reliable email address or phone number; additional necessary information will be sent to you following your registration. Scholarships are available for families needing assistance with camp fees. Contact Program Coordinator Jim Witter at 419-661-1697×1 or at prior to registration for more information.
Paddle the Pond
Monday, June 24th; 4:00pm – 7:30pm
W.W. Knight Nature Preserve
29530 White Road, Perrysburg
No Registration Required. Enjoy a float on the pond at W.W. Knight Nature Preserve; perfect for a family outing, comfort-builder for beginners, or relaxing exercise! An instructor will be available for introductory safety and skills education. All boats, life-jackets, and paddles provided. Boats and gear on a first-come-first-served basis. Enjoy a nature walk while you wait! The last Monday of every month will feature kayaks along with canoes: June 24, July 29, August 26. Must be 4 years of age or older to ride, 12 years old for kayaks. Call ahead for special needs accommodations. Kayaking programs made possible with ODNR Division of Watercraft.
No Registration Required
Cycle Werks Basics
Wednesday, June 26th; 6:00pm – 7:45pm
CycleWerks Bicycle & Fitness: 248 South Main Street, Bowling Green
Bike upkeep is crucial to ensuring your rides are smooth and safe. Let the experts from CycleWerks tune-up your skills in maintenance fundamentals in this hands-on workshop. Bring your own bike for hands-on practice. All other materials provided.
Coastal Kayaking: Skills, Rescues, Safety
Sunday, Thursday, Friday, June 27th – 30th; 6:00pm – 9:00pm
Three Meadows Pond: 700 Three Meadows Drive, Perrysburg
Join American Canoe Association instructors to advance your kayak safety and rescue skills in an open water/coastal environment. Kayakers with novice to intermediate ability are encouraged to participate in this three-session class. June 27 & 28 (6-9 pm) June 30 (8 am-2 pm) The first two classes include basic stroke instruction, practice, and rescues on inland waters at Three Meadows Pond in Perrysburg. The third class will take place on open water in the Woodtick Peninsula area of Maumee Bay where students can practice in a coastal/open water environment. Must be 18 years of age or older. This course will include water submersion and basic rescue techniques. All kayaks and gear provided; personal equipment welcome, check with leader beforehand. Dress for the weather and for frequent swimming. Student must be comfortable and confident in their kayak paddling ability, with thorough experience and/or have successfully completed a previous kayak paddling skills course and meet Essential Eligibility Criteria (abilities and characteristics deemed fundamental for participation). See program details by clicking, “Register Here”. Kayaking programs made possible with ODNR Division of Watercraft.
Cost: $75
Commemorative Trail
Say it forever and leave a legacy with a Commemorative Trail Brick.
3 lines of text on a 4 x 8″ brick = $100
5 lines of text on an 8 x 8″ brick = $125
Passport to the Parks
Pick up your 2019 Passport to the Parks at the Park District Headquarters, or any of our park kiosks. This self-stamping passport is a fun way to keep track of the great activities you participate in! Once you have collected 10 or 20 stamps you can redeem your passport at the park district headquarters for great prizes!

Cub Scouting Info Meeting

What is Cub Scouts all about? Come and find out !!!

What is Cub Scouts all about?
Come and find out !!!

Come see what we are all about.

Friday, June 21, 2019, 7:00pm
At the N.B. Public Library
All Boys and Girls welcome!

Entering Kindergarten thru 4th grade.

Come experience scouting.

Current Cub Scouts will be receiving their advancement patches followed with a !!! Movie !!!

Cubmaster Eric Trout or
419.257.3855 (Home) or 419.262.3967 (Cell) Pack