SATURDAY: Reverse Raffle Benefit Flyer for Mike Boggs

Reverse Raffle

To Benefit the Mike Boggs
Double Lung Transplant Fund

Mike and Nancy Boggs

April 6, 2019

1st. Prize – $2500.00

2nd. Prize – $500.00

3rd. Prize – $250.00

5 PM to 8 PM


American Legion #539

539 American Legion Drive

No. Baltimore, OH


All you Can Eat

Sloppy Joe & Chicken Sandwiches

Chips and Snacks





Baked Goods for Sale


Donation $35.00

Call: 419-306-8502

for info or tickets

Do Not Have to Be Present to Win.

Must Have Valid Phone Number

Donations will be used for uncovered expenses

and the cost of 3-6 month stay in Cleveland, OH

(which is required after the transplant).  Any unused

funds will be donated to another transplant patient.

Donations can be made directly to:

Huntington Bank

% Mike Boggs Benefit

141 No. Main Street

North Baltimore, OH 45872

12th Annual NAMI Dinner Tickets Available

 The deadline to register is April 5, 2019.

NAMI Wood County would like to remind you about our 12th Annual Dinner, where we will share an evening focused on celebrating the beauty of Resiliency. Gather with us at the Stone Ridge Golf Club for dinner, silent auction fun, awards, and Keynote speaker, Dr. Ken Newbury.

Dr. Ken Newbury, or Dr. Ken, as his students call him is a lifelong educator.  He is described by many of his students as the best professor at Bowling Green State University and as “life changing”.  A former family therapist, game show host, elementary principal, ethics trainer, author and music director, Dr. Ken’s passion is teaching for leadership and change.  Dr. Ken’s recent project was to write, direct and produce a film on the opioid epidemic. Dr. Ken combines magic, humor and a powerful message to help participants reconnect with their humanity and stand up to injustice.  

Please join us Monday April 15th, 2019 as we celebrate resilience, and say thank you to all of our supporters for another wonderful year at NAMI Wood County! The evening will begin with a silent auction, fellowship, and cash bar at 5:00 PM. A dinner buffet will follow at 6:00.  Tickets for the event are $35.00.

Please contact the NAMI Wood County office at 419-352-0626 or for ticket information.  The deadline to register is April 5, 2019.

NAMI Wood County’s mission is to offer help and hope to families and individuals affected by mental illness through support, education, and advocacy. Since 1987, NAMI Wood County has offered free classes and support groups to all community members living with and supporting individuals with mental illness.

For more information on NAMI Wood County and its programs, call the office at 419-352-0626, go on-line at, or visit the organization’s Facebook page.

9th Annual Andrew Benedict Memorial Golf Tournament

To benefit the Metro Health Spine Center in Cleveland – in memory of Andrew Benedict for Spinal cord injury rehabilitation.

This annual event will be held Saturday, May 18th at the Birch Run Golf Club in North Baltimore, Ohio.

Shotgun start will begin at 8:00 a.m.

The format will be 4 Man Scramble, Stroke Play, No

The cost for this event is $200 per team. Registration fee must be paid in order to sign your team up. First 20 teams to pay/sign up at the Birch Run Pro Shop will play.

$200 entry fee includes 18 holes of golf, riding cart and lunch for each golfer.

Teams will be able to participate in the Optional Skins Game for just $20 per team.

Hole Prizes & Tip Board Prizes available the day of the tournament.

“50/50” drawing will be held after the tournament, Need not be present to win.

Donations will be made to the Metro Health Spine Center in Cleveland
in memory of Andrew Benedict for Spinal cord injury rehabilitation.

Tel: 419-408-1505


Raising Awareness of Food Insecurity in Wood County

The first annual Artists vs. Hunger: Empty Soup Bowl Fundraiser event to benefit the Brown Bag Food Project is planned for Saturday, April 13, from 11 AM to 2 PM at the Wood County Historical Center & Museum. The project is sponsored by the BGSU Ceramics Department and the Wood County Historical Center & Museum. The goal is to raise funds to help fight food insecurity in Wood County.

The BGSU Ceramics Department donated handmade bowls for this event. Tickets for the fundraiser are $15 and include a beautiful handmade bowl and free admission to the Wood County Historical Museum. The meal will be a free will donation. Tickets can be purchased on Brown Bag Food Project’s Facebook page.

The Brown Bag Food Project is a local non-profit that seeks to address issues of food insecurity in Wood County, Ohio.  Brown Bag Food Project provides individuals with a 5-7 day supply of food and vital hygienic items, as well as pet food and supplies, to help meet their immediate needs, along with a resource guide to connect people to additional community resources for long-term support.

The Wood County Historical Museum will be open for self-guided tours Monday – Friday, 10 AM – 4 PM and weekends from 1 PM – 4 PM (closed on government holidays). Admission is $7 for adults and $3 for children, with discounts for seniors, students, and military. Historical Society members receive free admission as well as a gift shop discount. The museum offers free admission to all visitors on the first Friday of each month, courtesy of the Bowling Green Convention & Visitors Bureau. The museum is handicap accessible and group tours are welcome. 

All events detailed at or by following the Wood County Historical Museum on social media. The museum is located at 13660 County Home Road in Bowling Green. 

Over 1400 Prom Dresses Donated

Read about this great annual event that helps girls find prom dresses. Photos included….

Summary of the Don’t Stress Over the Dress event sponsored by The Shelly Company, Chopin Hall and the Findlay Mall, provided the Shelly Company

Well, another year has come and gone.  Some may say, “You’ve seen one dress you’ve seen them all”, but with close to 500 dresses donated this season, this was not the case. We started the event with 1417 dresses.

The “Don’t Stress Over the Dress” event was held on March 8th, 9th and 10th at the Findlay Mall. We sponsored  this event again this year with Chopin Hall & the Findlay Mall.

We had  237 girls register from 58 different schools in Ohio.  We were able to provide 188 dresses to girls from 45 different schools. 

We opened up Sunday’s event to the public for those ladies who might need a formal dress for a special event (wedding or banquet) and we had 11 people register with 10 ladies taking a dress.

At the end of the event, we were able to donate 100 dresses to the West Toledo Library Branch for their prom dress event which will be held in April.  The person organizing the event contacted our office yesterday and will displaying The Shelly Co. on their sponsor banner for the event. He was very appreciative of our donation and could not thank us enough  We were also able to provide 25 dresses to a sorority which collects dresses for Fairy Godmothers organization (another prom event).

This event would not be possible without the support and the help from everyone who volunteered.  We greatly appreciate your time and energy!!

Latta: Military Service Academy Information

Congressman Latta Invites High School Students and Families…

BOWLING GREEN, OH – Congressman Bob Latta (R-Bowling Green) invites all interested high school students and their parents to attend an informational meeting at Owens Community College – Findlay Campus on Tuesday, March 19 at 7 p.m. to learn about the United States Military Service Academy nomination and appointment process for the 2019-2020 academic year. Students seeking an appointment in the future – and their families – are also invited to attend.

At the meeting, potential candidates will be advised of the congressional nomination process and have the opportunity to meet with representatives from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, New York; U.S. Naval Academy at Annapolis, Maryland; U.S. Air Force Academy at Colorado Springs, Colorado; and U.S. Merchant Marine Academy at Kings Point, New York. Potential candidates may also obtain an application for a military service academy nomination at the meeting.

Applications and additional information are available on Congressman Latta’s website here. Initial applications are due on September 30 and must be completed by October 15.

Details for the event are as follows: 

WHO: Congressman Bob Latta’s staff, Representatives from the U.S. Military Service Academies

WHAT: Military Service Academy Informational Event 

WHEN: Tuesday, March 19, from 7 p.m.-9 p.m. 


Owens Community College – Findlay Campus

Education Center Conference Room 111

3200 Bright Road

Findlay, OH 45840

Blue and Gold Ceremony 2019

Boy Scout Troop 315 welcomed two new members on Sunday, March 3rd following the Webelos Two Crossover Ceremony.

From Pack to Troop

Submitted by Jennifer Vanlerberg

Boy Scout Troop 315 welcomed two new members on Sunday, March 3rd following the Webelos Two Crossover Ceremony.

Daniel Hinkle and Noah Vanlerberg were celebrated for all of their adventures during their time in Pack #372 and received a warm welcome (and a nice new mess kit!) during an evening of ceremony at our American Legion.

Eagle Scout Billy Trout served as the guest archer for the crossover portion of the evening.  Jackson Cook and Grady Delancy achieved their Bobcat Rank and are on their way to doing good deeds and turning that patch right side up. You can do it, boys!

All cub scouts in attendance received their achievement patches and five Padrone’s fund raiser punch cards to sell. For a ten dollar donation, you receive a punch card good for 125 dollars worth of pizza. Amazing deal, right? And you can feel good about every pizza you eat since it is for a good cause. I have said before that “charity calories” or “good karma calories” don’t count.

If you are interested in helping our pack with this fundraiser, contact Eric Trout for all your pizza needs, (419) 262-3967.

Feel free to stop by our District Pinewood Derby at North Baltimore High School on March 16th to see our cubs in racing action. We are also looking forward to Spring Camp at Camp Berry May 3-5.

Troop 315 Newsletter Feb. 2019

Scouts gearing up for a busy 2019 – Get involved!

Enjoy this photo carousel from Troop 315 activities over the years...

Troop 315 March Newsletter

Scoutmaster Minute
I am happy to be back after a few months of family matters. To get everyone back on track for our troop, we will need to plan a committee meeting this month. If Wednesday March 20th at 7:00pm works for everyone on the committee . Then we shall plan for that date. Let me know either way.

I do need to thank all the leaders who stepped up . Tim Brown, Frank Boes, Joe White for running the meetings keeping our scouts excited . The charter has been returned so I will have new membership cards for the scouts at the next meeting.

A note on membership cards. The National scouting office has decided that this year will be the last year they will issued individual scout member ship cards. However; as a troop I will make sure our scouts continue to have these cards and make them in house.

A story to go with the membership cards. Over the years citizens of North Baltimore would find random lost and found items around town, including scout wallets. these folks would come into my computer shop and say, “I believe you may know this young man.” When I opened the wallet I find. Boy Scout membership cards, Totin Chit and Fireman Chit cards so.. as a Scout master, I realize how important scouting is to our boys not to mention the smile I get knowing a scout values these things – along with the 53 odd cents in it as well .

Summer camp details

Fees for 2019 Early bird, in council scout camp is $295.00 . Here is the link from Camp frontier Feel free to look at all summer camp has to offer. I inform all parents after the first of the year so you have the option of spreading the cost over time til the deadline of April 29.. Scouts can use any and all their accounts for this .

For parents to look at.

Camp Frontier 2019 leaders guide; link:
In preparation for camp , scouts will need an annual BSA physical, BSA part A,B,C must be completed annually for scout to participate in camps of 72 hrs or longer :: These are due by June 1st,2019 and can be included in any checkup, sports physical, but must be signed by physician. We keep them with us for all scouting events.

Scout Accounts

Please email me to inquire on balance in your sons’ account
Karate class opportunity

Karate class is now happening for interested scouts. Monday night , we leave North Baltimore at 4:45 to trek to Ottowa for karate. Anyone interested, please let me know.

March 1-3 Camp Alaska

All the prepping you have been doing at the meetings, you will be tested in this 24 hour survival camp. I hope you all have been paying attention about; What to Bring, What to wear, What to eat, and How to make a Shelter, Start a fire, Handle core body temp. We will start off in the cabin at Camp Berry, Supper will be Pizza from Little Ceaser’s and Hot cakes and Sausage for Breakfast Saturday morning. Then… Your on your own for 24 hrs. Good Luck!

March 3 Blue and Gold

Full Class A uniform. Meet at the American Legion . Ceremony starts at 6:00pm. We will be welcoming new scouts into our troop.

March 8 Sea Base first payment due

All scouts who were interested in the Sea Base trip in 2020. The first $150.00 deposit is due by March 8. Please make checks payable to troop 315. Frank Boes and myself will be participating in this scout outing. So far. Jordan K., Aaron B., Josh F.,Skyler L.,Clayton H. Wyatt M. Casey M. Jesse V. Alex B.,Conner B. Frank B, Shawn B, & Skyler’s dad have all said they want to go. We still have 3 more spots so let me know . If those spots don’t get filled by us. We will open it up to the district and council so please let us know ASAP.

March 9 Service hours

The Library needs help setting up chairs on Saturday morning at 8:30am. any scout who want to help out, show up and wait for directions. It won’t take long.

March 10 Flag Ceremony

We will need 4 – 6 scouts to participate in the flag raising ceremony for the Public Library celebration. Full Class A uniform

2 Merit Badges being offered in March and May


Tammy Trout is offering this elective merit badge in March on 10th and 24th at the scout meetings. It will take 2 to 3 meetings to complete.

Emergency Preparedness

This is an eagle required merit badge offered by Larry Bateson in April. Due to Easter Sunday and the Camporee in April in may run into May.

To earn either of these merit badges the counselor must sing off “COMPLETE” on your blue cards.

Troop Shoot April 13


I was able to aquire 8 spots for scouts to attend Camp Berry’s troop shoot on April 13 from 9 to 12. Scouts will be able to shoot Shotgun, Rifle and Archery. Email me to grab a spot. Its first come first serve due to open spots. We will go to Stevie B’s for lunch after words, so although eh shoot is free, send scouts with $7.00 for lunch

Quote from Lord Baden Powell
“In all of this, it is the spirit that matters. Our Scout law and Promise, when we really put them into practice, take away all occasion for wars and strife among nations.”



The Ohio EMS 2019-2020 EMS Grants applications are now available for submission

The Division of EMS is now accepting applications for the 2019-2020 Priority One and Supplemental grants. 

The Priority One Training and Equipment grant provides funding to emergency medical service organizations for the training of personnel, for the purchase of equipment and vehicles, and to improve the availability, accessibility, and quality of emergency medical services in this state. 

The Supplemental (Board Priority & Economic Hardship) grant provides additional financial support to agencies experiencing serious economic difficulty; and funding for the acquisition of equipment and training determined to be a priority by the State Board of Emergency Medical, Fire, and Transportation Services. The current priority established by State Board of Emergency Medical, Fire, and Transportation Services, is AED monitors with waveform caponography and aligns with the mandatory utilization of waveform capnography by all Ohio EMS Agencies effective January 1, 2021. For full details on this requirement, please click here

 An Ohio EMS Agency interested in applying for the Ohio EMS grant funds must meet the eligibility criteria established in O.A.C 4765-05-02. 

All applications must be submitted through the EMS Grants Management System. If you have not created an account with the grants management system, you will need to register for a new account.

In addition, the Priority 2-5 Research grants are also now available by going to the Ohio EMS grants website.

Application period begins February 1, 2019 until April 1 by 5:00 p.m. EST

Bridge Home Health & Hospice Offering Volunteer Training Courses

A six-session training course on Tuesdays…..

Bridge Home Health & Hospice, a division of Blanchard Valley Health System, will offer a six-session training course on Tuesdays from 10 a.m. to noon. for prospective volunteers beginning on Tuesday, March 5. The training will be held in The Hub Conference Room at Birchaven Retirement Village, located at 15100 Birchaven Lane, Findlay.

This course will cover topics such as the basic principles of hospice, understanding the special needs of patients and their families, effective communication, patient care, pain and symptom management, spiritual care giving, and understanding grief and loss. Make-up sessions are available for those who are unable to attend all sessions.

No previous hospice experience is required, but volunteers must be at least 18 years of age to participate in this course.

Following training, volunteers can choose an area of involvement such as caregiver relief, bereavement, nursing home visitors, gift of dreams, hospice care center or clerical work.

Registration is required. For more information or to request an application packet, contact Julie Tiell, Bridge Hospice volunteer coordinator at 419.423.5351 or


Bridge Home Health & Hospice is a division of Blanchard Valley Health System, whichprovides a total continuum of care to more than 100,000 households in an eight-county area. The Bridge Home Health & Hospice mission is to promote optimal quality of life in the environment of the individual’s choice.


Priority 2-5 Research grants are also now available by going to the Ohio EMS grants website.

SFY 2019-2020 EMS Grants Available

Applications are due April 1 by 5:00 p.m.

 Priority One and Supplemental grants must be submitted through the EMS Grants Management System. If you have not created an account with the grants management system, you will need to register for a new account.

Priority 2-5 Research grants are also now available by going to the Ohio EMS grants website.