Wood Soil & Water Office Ag Update Breakfast

Dollars and Sense of Nutrient Management…..

BOWLING GREEN, OH – The Wood Soil and Water Conservation District is offering an Ag Update Breakfast on Wednesday, February 20, 2019, 7:00 – 8:00 AM at Bob Evans in Bowling Green. Kip Studer, Nutrient Management Specialist with ODA, will start the discussion on the dollars and sense of having a nutrient management plan for your operation and the environment. A cup of coffee or beverage of choice is compliments of the Wood Soil and Water Conservation District. Breakfast is to be purchased by the attendee.

RSVP to 419-354-5517 or email abbywensink@woodswcd.com.

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NW Water and Sewer District Projects-Update

Reminder: The District office will be closed Monday, February 18 for Presidents’ Day.

BOWLING GREEN, Ohio, – The Northwestern Water and Sewer District (The District) delivers water and sewer services to over 19,000 customers in Wood, Sandusky, and Hancock counties.  Although many of our projects are performed underground, our utility work can impact roads throughout our service area.  The District will announce updates and when additional projects are under contract.  Updates and additions are highlighted in bold and underlined.

Reminder: The District office will be closed Monday, February 18 for Presidents’ Day.   

Perrysburg Township – Sanitary Sewer Improvements 
Through May, short-term intermittent lane restrictions are possible throughout Perrysburg Township for sewer work and manhole repair.  Project complete: May. Project investment: $998,000.

Lake Township – Waterline & Sewer Installation 
Through September, watch for shoulder restrictions and additional construction traffic along Tracy Road from SR 795 to Keller Road for sewer installation.  Project complete: September.  Project investment: $520,000.

McComb – Sewer Line Replacement 
Through February, lane restrictions and short-term closures are possible at the intersection of Bond and Liberty Streets.  Project complete: June. Project investment: $490,000

Rossford – Lead Service Line Removal Project 
Through May, intermittent lane restrictions are possible in Rossford for lead service line removal.  Project complete: May. Project investment: $900,000.  For more information and to sign up for email updates go to:  https://www.nwwsd.org/what-we-do/water/water-facts/lead/

Rossford – Sewer Lining Project
Through June, watch for shoulder restrictions and construction crews on roads north of Eagle Point Road for sewer lining. Project complete: May. Project investment: $767,000

Tiger Boys Win

North Baltimore @ Vanlue

High School Boys Basketball Results, by Suzanne Bucher

North Baltimore @ Vanlue – 2/15/19


N Baltimore  23-20-13-24—80

Vanlue  8-20-16-25—69

Levi Gazarek – 39

Alex Snyder – 11

Jaden Bucher – 11

Johnny Hagemyer – 6

Isaac Sexton – 6

Clayton Heineman – 5

Mitch Clark – 2

FGM-A:  26-67 (39%)

FTM-A:  21-29 (72%)

3PM-A:  7-21 (Gazarek 3, Bucher 3)

Rebounds: 32 (Gazarek 11)

Assist Leader: Heineman 5

Turnovers: NB 19, VAN 19

NB Overall Record 3-15, BVC 1-8

Vanlue Overall Record 2-17, BVC 0-10


Vanlue – 49

N Baltimore – 43

Gunner Kepling – 16

Brayden Holloway – 6

Cayce Trout – 6

Nick Morales – 5

Hunter Vogelsong – 5

Hunter Baker – 3

Brock Baltz – 2

NB JV Overall Record 1-18, BVC 0-9

Lady Tigers Beat Vanlue

Senior Night victory…..

NBHS Girls Basketball results, by Suzanne Bucher

North Baltimore  14-16-6-12—48

Vanlue  5-10-15-12—42

Alivia Light – 24

Mia McCartney – 7

Leah Lee – 4

Grace Hagemyer – 4

Allison Kepling – 3

Jordan Baker – 2

Hailey Watson – 2

Simone Thompson – 2

2-PT FGM-A:  10-27 (37%)

3-PT FGM-A:  6-23 (26%)

FTM-A:  10-17 (59%)

Rebounds: 32 (Light 10, Hagemyer 7)

Assist Leader: Light 6

Steals Leaders: Light 6

Turnovers: NB 17, VAN 19

NB Overall Record 13-8, BVC Record 7-4

JV Girls

N Baltimore – 52

Horizon Science Academy – 14

Caitlin Schwartz – 13

Kenzie Perez – 11

Cassadie Jacobs – 7

Emma Cotterman – 6

Gabby Estrada – 4

Lexi Long – 4

Hailey Lennard –3

Lucy Trout – 2

Leia Thomas – 2

JV Overall Record 8-11, BVC Record 3-6
Upcoming Girls Games

Sat 2/16 NB @ New Riegel, 1:00

Sat 2/23 NB vs Lakota or New Riegel @ Fremont Ross, 6:15 (Tournaments)

Game photos and Senior Night photos by Ferg coming soon.

Get Off the Couch – Live Longer!

AMAC: Expand your lifestyle and your lifespan; ‘It’s that easy but exceptionally rewarding’…

AMAC: Expand your lifestyle and your lifespan; it’s easy say the researchers
‘It’s that easy but exceptionally rewarding’

WASHINGTON, DC, Feb 15 — Exert yourself! It’s easier than you think. And, says the Association of Mature American Citizens, new research shows that by just moving around for a cumulative 30 minutes a day will help you live longer.

She says, “Let’s go for a walk “Spudly” photo from Pixabay

“The good news is that the study showed you do not have to go to extremes; you reap the benefits even if you just get up off the sofa or your chair and walk around, which is particularly good news for all those seniors out there who abhor the thought of organized exercise,” says Dan Weber, president of the senior advocacy organization.

The research was conducted by the College of Physicians and Surgeons at Columbia University in New York. The lead investigator was Dr. Keith Diaz who says: “If you have a job or lifestyle that involves a lot of sitting, you can lower your risk of early death by moving more often, for as long as you want and as your ability allows—whether that means taking an hour-long high-intensity spin class or choosing lower-intensity activities, like walking.”

The study showed that if you engage in even low-intensity activities, such as taking a swim, riding a bike, doing a simple stretching routine or even walking down the street, it will help you live longer by as much as 17%. And, if you want to get frisky — like doing a few push-ups or sit-ups — it can cut the risk of an early death by 35%. And, you don’t have to do it all at once; you simply need to get up a few times a day and log in a total of half-an-hour of activities.

According to the Centers for Disease Control [CDC], more than 30 million men and women 50-years-old and older apparently dismiss the benefits of exerting themselves. And, the CDC says you’ll reap benefits even if you do “moderate-intensity aerobic” exercises for less that 21 1/2 minutes a day, or 150 minutes a week.

Weber says you don’t have to train as if you seek an Olympic medal. “Simple chair squats, which call for you to stand in front of a chair, spreading your legs, bending your knees and alternately sitting and standing a few times. Or you can stand up and for a few minutes at a time balance yourself on one leg and then the other. The idea is to keep moving, but you don’t have to do whole half hour at once. Just do it for several minutes at a time until you’ve logged in 20 to 30 minutes.”

The AMAC chief says that even activities such as walking your dog or taking out the trash qualify. “It’s that easy but exceptionally rewarding as you feel yourself getting just a bit stronger by the weeks, by the months and by the years you’ll be adding to your life.”

2019 Testing Dates for NB MS/HS

ACT for all juniors is February 20….

Updated January 11, 2019

ELA Window is March 25-April 26

Math/Science/Social Studies Window is April 1-May 10

Spring Break is April 19-26; PROM is May 4

ACT for all juniors is February 20.  Only juniors will attend high school.  Students in grades 9, 10, 12 have the day off of school.  Grades 7 and 8 will attend school as usual.  Make-up date is April 2.  

ELA Grades 7-10: Wednesday and Thursday, March 27-28.  Grades 11-12 are delayed for 2 hours those 2 days.  Buses run at usual times.   Delayed students must provide their own transportation.  Make-up would be March 29.

Math Grades 7-10: Wednesday and Thursday, April 3-4.  Grades 11-12 are delayed for 2 hours those 2 days.  Buses run at usual times.  Delayed students must provide their own transportation.   Make-up would be April 5.  

Biology and Science Grade 8: Wednesday, April 10.  Grades 9 and 11-12 are delayed 2 hours that day.   Buses run at usual times.  Delayed students must provide their own transportation.    Make-up day would be April 11.

American History and Government: Wednesday, April 17.  HS students not in those courses (mainly grades 11-12) are delayed 2 hours that day.   Buses run at usual times.  Delayed students must provide their own transportation.    Make-up day would be April 18.

Public Hearing for Suburban Gas Rates

PUCO schedules public hearing for Suburban Natural Gas Company distribution rate increase.

COLUMBUS, OHIO (Feb.11, 2019) – The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO) today scheduled a local public hearing to provide customers the chance to express their views on Suburban Natural Gas Company’s application to increase its rates for distribution service. The local public hearing is scheduled as follows:

April 18, 2019, 6 p.m.
Delaware County District Library
84 E. Winter St.
Delaware, OH 43015

Those who testify at the local public hearing will have their comments added to the case record.

Consumers may also submit comments online at www.PUCO.ohio.gov or by mail addressed to 180 E. Broad St., Columbus, OH 43215. Comments should include the case number 18-1205-GA-AIR

An evidentiary hearing will be held on April 25, 2019, 10 a.m. at the PUCO offices in Columbus.

More information regarding Suburban Natural Gas Company’s application may be found on the PUCO website. A copy of the company’s application is available by searching the Docketing Information System and entering case number 18-1205-GA-AIR

Latta Announces Annual Congressional Art Competition

High school students living in or attend school in Ohio’s Fifth Congressional District are encouraged to submit!

BOWLING GREEN, OH – Congressman Bob Latta (R-Bowling Green) has announced details for the 2019 Congressional Art Competition. High school students that live or attend school in Ohio’s Fifth Congressional District are encouraged to submit a piece of art for this year’s competition. All artwork will be displayed at Owens Community College in Perrysburg Township.

The deadline for submission is Monday, March 4.

A previous winner with Mr. Latta

More than 650,000 high school students have participated in the competition nationwide since it began in 1982. The winning piece will be displayed in the U.S. Capitol Building in Washington, D.C. for one year, and three honorable mention pieces will be displayed in Latta’s three district offices. Submissions can be dropped off at any of those offices, listed below:

Bowling Green – 1045 N. Main Street, Suite 6, Bowling Green, Ohio 43402
Defiance – 101 Clinton Street, Suite 1200, Defiance, Ohio 43512
Findlay – 318 Dorney Plaza, Room 302, Findlay, Ohio 45840

Each student is allowed one entry. Eligible artwork includes the following:

Paintings: oil, acrylics, watercolor, etc.
Drawings: pastels, colored pencil, pencil, charcoal, ink, markers
Collage: must be two dimensional
Prints: lithographs, silkscreen, block prints
Mixed Media: use of more than two mediums such as pencil, ink, etc.
Computer Generated Art

District Staff is also available to pick up artwork from students. To obtain an entry form, further information, or to arrange a pick-up time, contact the Findlay office at (419) 422-7791.

2019 Tiger Athletic HOF Inductees

North Baltimore Athletic Hall of Fame inducts 3 Tigers…

North Baltimore Athletic Hall of Fame inducts 3 Tigers, Feb. 8,2019.

Brittany, Ricci and Mike (Foto by Ferg)

adapted from the script read at the event

Ricci Emahiser, NBHS 2013, Softball –

Ricci is the daughter of Rick and Tonya Emahiser, sister to Holly and Chad Ryder, and Adam and Parker Emahiser.

Ricci’s softball career at North Baltimore: 4-year letterman; as a senior she maintained a batting average of .531, with 22 extra base hits, 39 runs scored, 48 RBIs and 7 stolen bases; she 14 career Home Runs, 10 as a senior.

Emahiser was voted the number one catcher in the state of Ohio Division IV.

Her honors included:

As a junior: 1st Team MAL; 1st Team Northwest District Fastpitch Softball D-IV; Honorable Mention All Ohio Division D-IV.

As a senior: Sentinel-Tribune Athlete of the Week; 1st Team MAL;  1st Team All Wood County; 1st Team Northwest District Fastpitch Softball D-IV; 1st Team All Ohio D-IV.

Ricci says, “I wouldn’t have been able to achieve these awards without the help and support of her wonderful teammates, inspiring coaches, and loving family!”

Ricci went on to study Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology at The University of Akron. There she also joined the Air Force ROTC program which led her to commission into the United States Air Force in May, 2017. She is now stationed at Eglin Air Force Base in Florida as a Space Operations Officer.

Ricci has loved the game of softball and still plays any chance that she gets. She really enjoyed her time here at North Baltimore, saying that it built strong character and taught her life lessons that have led her to have a strong successful career so far and she is proud to be a North Baltimore Tiger!


Brittany (Lee) Hartman, NBHS 2012, Track and Field –

Brittany transferred to North Baltimore from Florida her sophomore year of high school. In Florida she had been a member of the state qualifying 4×400 relay team.

While at NB Brittany became a 3-year varsity letter recipient in Track and Field. Her honors included being a 3-time district and regional qualifier, individually in the 100 and 200-meter dash, along with being on the 4×100 and 4×200 relay teams. Brittany received recognition for MVP and captain throughout her track career at NBHS. She received honorable mention and 2nd team MAL honors her junior and senior years.

In 2011 and 2012, Brittany also competed in indoor track as an ‘unattached’ athlete, qualifying for the Division II and III Indoor State Championships in 2011. She also received varsity letters in cross country, volleyball, and basketball.

Brittany attended Ohio Northern University where she was a 3 year Varsity letter winner as a short and mid-distance sprinter. As a freshman, she was a member of the 2013 OAC Champion Distance Medley relay team. She also qualified and competed in 6 All-Ohio and 6 Conference meets, either in a relay and/or in the 200 or 400. Brittany and team received 2nd place finishes and honorable mention in the 4×200 and 4×400 at the All Ohio and/or Conference Championships.

Brittany also received the ONU Track and Field Polar Bear award twice in her collegiate career. She is also a member of the ONU outdoor 4×100 relay record team. In 2015 and 2016, Brittany was a captain of the ONU track and field team.

She was also a member of the Kappa Alpha Theta sorority, who advocated and raised money for foster children. Brittany was also a cabinet member of the ONU student senate as secretary of athletics.

Brittany graduated ONU in 2016 with a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Exercise Physiology with a clinical and research concentration. She then married her college sweetheart Lance in 2016, whom she met while on the track team at ONU. They currently reside in Holland Michigan, where she works as a Lifestyle Fitness Coach for patients who have traumatic brain and spinal cord injuries.


Mike Roach, NBHS 1968, Basketball

At NBHS Mike was a 4-year basketball letterman.  As a senior Mike was voted Most Valuable Player and received 1st Team All Wood County honors. Roach was also a 4 year letterman in football and baseball.  

He attended Penta Technical College on Scholarship for basketball.  He scored 18 pts in the final game against Loraine Community College in 1970.  Penta then became Owens Community College the next year.

He enlisted in the Army Reserves in 1970.  And graduated from Findlay College in 1973.

Mike also worked 10 years as an OHSAA basketball official. He retired from Conoco Phillips in 2009 after 36 years as a Regional Manager.

He has been married to his high school sweet heart, Nancy Barringer Roach for 46  years and they reside in Scottsdale Arizona. Mike and Nancy have two daughters, Ashley Turner and Lacey Craumer and three wonderful grand children.

Recent NB Library Memorials

December 2018-February 2019 Memorials

North Baltimore Public Library

December 2018-February 2019 Memorials

I am a Filipino and this how we cook

In Honor of: Arlene Perlota Heilman

Given by: Cheryl Heilman

Surviving Alzheimer’s: Practical Tips and Soul Saving Wisdom for Caregivers

In Memory of: Ann C. Miller

Given by: Don and Pam Seiler

The Noel Stranger

In Memory of: Monetta Hesse

Given by: Dr. Ralph Haven Wolfe

Pete the Cat Three Bite Rule

In Memory of: Monetta Hesse

Given by: Pam Seiler

Large Family Mothering

In Memory of: Barbara (Bobby Jo Mercer) Satterlee

Given by: NB Historical Society’s Tuesday Volunteers

The Incredibles 2

In Memory of: Barbara (Bobby Jo Mercer) Satterlee

Given by: NB Historical Society’s Tuesday Volunteers

God Gave Us Christmas

In Memory of: Henleigh Ryann Engard

Given by: Grandpa Dan and Grandma Jean

Hugs and Kisses for the Grouchy Ladybug

In Memory of: William Solarik

Given by: Scott and Dana Bateson, In Loving Memory


In Memory of: William Solarik

Given by: Scott and Dana Bateson, In Loving Memory

The Game That Ruth Built

In Memory of: Phillip C. Bucher

Given by: Eric L. Mays

Criminal Law Handbook: Know Your Rights, Survive the System

In Memory of: Wilbur Wirt

Given by: NB Legion

My Dad had that Car: A Nostalgic Look at the American Automobile 1920-1990

In Memory of: Robert Twining

Given by:  NB Legion

Bowling Skills and Drills featuring Coach Diandra Asbaty

In Memory of: Doris Eckman

Given by: NB Legion

America’s Test Kitchen Dinner Illustrated: 175 Meals Ready in an Hour or Less

In Memory of: Marilyn Bomer

Given by: Lyle Bomer

Wood Pallet Wonders

In Memory of: William “Bill” Solarik

Given by: Don and Pam Seiler

Picture Copies and Frames, Historical Black and White Photos of NB Library

In Memory of: Harold Bower

Given by: Dave and Jaimye Bushey

Bowling Beyond the Basics

In Memory of: Everett Thomas

Given by: Bob and Martha Hamlin


In Memory of: Colleen Sterling

Given by: Dr. Ralph Haven Wolfe

The Why and How of Woodworking

In Memory of: Everett Thomas

Given by: American Legion Post 539

Beginner Guitar

In Memory of: David Harmon

Given by: American Legion Post 539

Line Dancing Lessons on DVD Volume 1 and 2

In Memory of: Monetta Hesse

Given by: Legion Auxiliary

NB Fire Report Jan. 2019

There were 16 Calls for Service. 

North Baltimore Fire Chief Hunker Fransico submitted the following Call Report for January 2019.

There were 16 Calls for Service.

Response to:CountComments
Eagleville Rd17Semi Fire
Main St6

Assist EMS

Insley Rd8MVA
E Broadway10Assist/Police
Oil Center Rd11MVA
Deshler Rd9MVA
E Broadway St6Co2 Alarm
S Main 6Line Sparking
930 E Broadway St13Assist EMS
300 E Cherry St8Water Alarm