Grandparents Raising Grandkids Support Available

Wood County program for grandparents who raise grandchildren.

Grandparents Raising Grandkids Support Available

G . R . G S U P P O R T G R O U P G.R.G meets in a casual and welcoming environment, offering support to grandparents who are raising grandchildren. Grandparents have the opportunity to meet other caregivers, develop a network of support, and receive information about
services available.


Second Wednesday of the month – 6:00PM – 7:30PM

Wood County Educational Service Center
1867 N. Research Drive
Bowling Green, OH 43402

Dinner and childcare are available – FREE of charge

For more information, please visit:

Visit our Facebook page:  @ GrandparentSupportWC

From Dr. Robert Falkenstein, Principal, North Baltimore Local High School

Dear Grandparents of NB Students,

I am writing to invite you to a Wood County program for grandparents who raise grandchildren.  Whether you are a legal guardian or care daily for your grandchild, you are invited to attend.  This program is getting a lot of attention.  So I wanted to let you know about it.

Click here to learn more

I appreciate you and the love you give to your grandchild.  Plus all the trips to the school, and everything else!  Maybe this program can benefit you in some way.  The program starts on Wednesday, February 13 and takes place in Bowling Green, near the Meijer store.  From I-75 North, exit at Wooster St and turn right.  At the first stop light on Dunbridge Rd, turn left.  Then turn left on Research Drive and look to your right for Wood County ESC.

Thank you very much,

Dr. Falkenstein
Principal, NBHS

Dessert Sale Benefit for NB Easter Egg Hunt

The sale is Feb. 14, from 10 am – 2 pm at the campus on Briar Hill Rd.

Briar Hill Health Campus North Baltimore is having a Valentine’s Dessert Sale to benefit the Annual NB Easter Egg hunt put on by the FOE #2633 Ladies Auxilliary.

The sale is Feb. 14, from 10 am – 2 pm at the campus on Briar Hill Rd.

Contact Crystal to donate desserts – 419-257-2421

Tab-U-Lator At It Again!

The Can Tab-U-Lator for Ronald McDonald House Northwest Ohio needs TABS!

The Can Tab-U-Lator for Ronald McDonald House Northwest Ohio needs TABS!

Nikki is an employee at North Baltimore McDonald’s where she and the Tab-U-Lator stand by another tab donation of 100 pounds, or about 151,000 tabs!

The tabs are donated to the Ronald  McDonald  House of N W O. The tabs are then recycled for money to use to help the families that utilize Ronald McDonald House NWO.

Pop tabs are made with a different type of aluminum and can be recycled easier than pop cans. Anyone can get pop tabs! Pop tabs are found on pop and energy drink cans, vegetable & soup cans, special diet food cans … JUST ABOUT ANYWHERE!!!

Contact the Tab-U-Lator for details, or to pick-up your tabs!

Young Entrepreneur Growing His Business

NBHS ’17 grad Seth Thompson of Panda Technologies in BG has always had a dream of owning and operating his own business.

by JP Miklovic

Seth Thompson, Owner, Panda Technologies

North Baltimore High School graduate (’17) Seth Thompson of Panda Technologies in Bowling Green has always had a dream of owning and operating his own business. It all started at an early age, as Seth developed a skill and passion for technology and computers and connecting it all together to make people’s business and personal lives better.

So at the ripe old age of 11, Seth installed his first business network, then at 15 began his company Panda Technologies, by registering his business with the State of Ohio. Now about 5 years later Thompson has grown the business to include up to 7 associates (helpers) that help with installation, networking, and troubleshooting service calls in businesses and homes.

A small portion of the technology that Panda Tech sells and installs.

Panda Tech offers many services to help businesses and individuals with electronic repair, connection, and training, including TV’s, entertainment and gaming devices, home and business phone systems (VOIP), Smart Home & home automation, WiFi, Broadband, Bluetooth, networking and IT Consultation and Managed Services. He operates redundant servers and offers many opportunities for anyone interested in harnessing the power of modern technologies. Visit: for more info!

Seth (right) enjoys networking at a BNI lunch in Bowling Green…

When talking humbly of his growing business, Seth points out that networking and being involved with other business owners have been key in building his business. He noted that the Bowling Green Chamber of Commerce has been very helpful in many ways, not the least of which was the awarding of a $1,000 grant for marketing and promoting his business. With these funds, which are awarded quarterly by BG Chamber, Thompson invested in new and really slick business cards, new hats and caps as premiums for customers and potential clients.

I want to thank the BG Chamber for awarding me this grant,” Thompson said, “But even more is the opportunities to network and be part of the area business scene. They really want to help all businesses succeed!”

When asked what advice he would have for other young budding entrepreneurs he said, “Join local business groups, chambers of commerce for networking and exposure. Get into a business that you will be happy with or have a passion for doing long term. It’s not like TV and movies, the real world of business is hard work, sacrifice and again, be in it for the long haul”, (says the kid who just turned 20).

And finally, he added, “Don’t be afraid to say “No”, not every project is for you, not every chamber job is for you, not every customer is for you. Know your limitations, but never stop learning.”


Panda Tech is now handling and sites NBX operates, including (and .net) on its servers. Seth provides awesome, fast, accurate and pleasant consultation for our business. And we are looking forward to working with him to see just how far this technology industry will take each of our business! While trying to help and inform people of their technology opportunities! ~ JP Miklovic, owner/operator

Here are some of the items that Seth put together to promote his business with the help of the BG Chamber of Commerce Grant:


Otsego ’17 Grad Graduates AF Basic Training

…at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.

U.S. Air Force National Guard Airman 1st Class Colin K. Bigenho graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.

The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills.

Airmen who complete basic training also earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force.

Bigenho is the son of Kevin and Sarah Bigenho of Bowling Green, Ohio.

He is a 2017 graduate of Otsego High School, Tontogany, Ohio.

NBPD visits First Graders

Officers visit classroom to say “thanks”….

Last week Mrs. Wymer’s first graders were surprised by a visit from School Resource Officer Mandy Slane and North Baltimore Police Chief Dave Lafferty. The officers brought the class thank you cards and a few surprises to say “thanks” for the appreciation bags that were made for them the previous week in honor of LEAD day.

NBPD with Mrs. Wymer’s class
Mrs. Wymer’s class supports our police officers, and the NBPD loves visiting our children.

LEAD is Law Enforcement Appreciation Day which was January 9th. 

Friday Night Basketball is Military Appreciation Night

Wear your Red, White, and Blue Friday Night at Arlington…….

This Friday is Military Appreciation Night at high school basketball games across the state of Ohio. Please wear your red, white, and blue!

North Baltimore will be playing at Arlington. All active/veteran military with an ID are admitted free.

Paws for a Cause is Collecting” Pennies for Patients”

Collection will continue until Saturday at the homecoming game. Paws for a Cause members will be asking for community support

This week during Winter Homecoming week, Paws for a Cause is doing a Pennies for Patients collection to benefit the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. The money goes to help the organization in various ways, from funding healthcare for personal victims of the cancer to providing stays for family members.

Each class at NBHS/MS will be competing to see who can raise the most money. The competition will end next Friday, and the classes will receive points for battle of the classes. If we raise $750 as a school, the winning class will also receive an Olive Garden lunch. Mr. Jones’ has a box in his room for the 7th grade; 8th in Mrs. Traver’s room; 9 th in Mr. Pack’s room; 10th in Mr. Daniels room; 11th in Mrs. Frey’s room, and 12th in Ms. Lauer’s room. 

Collection will continue until Saturday at the homecoming game. Paws for a Cause members will be asking for community support during the home games on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday of this week. We would love to have any able community members donate to this worthy cause as well. If you wish to donate, please drop off money at the school or contact Ms. Lauer at or 419-257-3464 ext. 1311.

NB Fire 6th Toys for Tots

Funds and TOYS go to benefit children in our local community.

The North Baltimore Fire Departments 6th Annual Toys for Tots gathered over $1,400 in cash donations and a bunch of TOYS!

These funds and TOYS go to benefit children in our local community.



The Salvation Army is in immediate need of gift card donations for their holiday food baskets to be passed out on December 19, 2018.

Bowling Green, Ohio (December 12, 2018) – The Salvation Army will be distributing holiday food baskets and toys to over 250 families on Wednesday, December 19, 2018. The food baskets consist of a basic holiday meal; however, we rely on gift card donations for our families to purchase the meat for their holiday baskets.

Over 500 families have preregistered for Christmas assistance throughout Wood County; many have been sponsored by individuals, businesses, organizations and churches. Families who have not been sponsored will pick up their items on the 19th. We are grateful we are continuing to receive toy donations; however, we are also in immediate need of gift cards from any local grocery store in $10-$20 increments. These gift cards will allow our families to purchase the meat to complete their holiday food

Please drop off gift card donations at The Salvation Army office located at 1045 N. Main St. in the plaza with Marco’s Pizza. Our office hours are Monday thru Friday 9:00 am to Noon and 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm. Thank you for your continued support of The Salvation Army’s holiday programs.
For any questions or to learn more about The Salvation Army, please contact our office at (419) 352-5918.

Chamber Announces Bicycle Winners

Six winners…

The North Baltimore Chamber of Commerce has announced the Winners of the Bicycle Giveaway from the Santa visit last Wednesday night.

Congratulations to these lucky children:

1.Large Bike- Girl -Ashley Albright
2.Large Bike- Boy – Connor Coup
3. Medium Bike- Girl – Rosalie Grilliot
4. Medium Bike- Boy – Odin Livingston
5. Small Bike- Girl – Avctavia Taylor
6. Small Boy – Isiah…. 

Also included here are a few pictures from the action: