Ruth Jane Roberts Day Held at NB Library

The Children’s Room of the North Baltimore Public Library has been named for Mrs. Ruth Jane Roberts….

Despite a day of multiple storms and tornado sirens, the North Baltimore Public Library hosted Ruth Jane Roberts Day on Wednesday, June 5th. The evening was set aside to honor Ruth Jane Roberts who the children’s collection is named for and to continue our 100th Birthday Celebration.  Bounce houses, balloons, activities and treats were enjoyed by all ages. The festivities were moved inside due to the rain. 

At the party it was announced that the Children’s Room will now also be named for Mrs. Ruth Jane Roberts in addition to the Children’s Collection that currently bears her name.

Ruth Jane Roberts Day….


Refreshments for All…


Young and Old alike enjoyed the adventures….


Ruth Jane Roberts Day at the NBPL…
Celebrating the 100th anniversary of the fabulous North Baltimore Public Library….


The Roberts Family was on hand for the Celebration…

We would like to thank the Robert’s family for all of their contributions to the North Baltimore Public Library both past and present.  We appreciate everyone that came out to celebrate with us as well as those that helped with the activities.



NBHS Alumni to Sponsor Festival Golf Tourney

Get a team together, and play in the Good Ole Summertime Festival Golf Tournament to help support NB students……

The North Baltimore Alumni Association sponsors the Good Ole Summertime Festival Golf Tournament. Funds from the event sponsor two $750 awards for graduates of NBHS each Spring.

All the details are here:

If you would like to send a donation for the scholarship fund, or sponsor a hole during the tournament, send to PO Box 204, North Baltimore, Ohio or email:

NB Alumni Dinner is July 26

Annual Dinner event expecting to sell out. All are welcome! Get your reservations in ASAP.

The annual North Baltimore Alumni Association dinner is planned for Friday, July 26th, at the NB American Legion. This is the evening before the Good Ole Summertime Festival in NB, on Saturday.

This year there will not be a featured speaker, allowing those in attendance to have more time for socialization. 

Also, seating is limited to only 200 people. Please get your reservations turned in early so you don’t get shut out.

This years scholarship recipients of the North Baltimore Alumni Association $750.00 award  are Christina Morales and Sierrah Johnson, from the NBHS Class of 2019. They will be present to receive their checks.

Here are the details for the event:

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact any member of the Committee on the above insert.

See an additional post here on TheNBXpress about the Good Ole Summertime Golf Tournament, which is on Saturday morning, after this Friday night event. The golf tourney is sponsored by the NB Alumni Association ans helps fund the scholarships awarded each Spring. Donations for the scholarship fund are also welcome to be mailed in with your dinner reservations.


“Flower Bomb” Let Loose in NB

Have you seen the flowers with the golden sunshiny centers?

Have you noticed the interesting flowers with a sunshiny golden center showing up in a location near you (if you are in North Baltimore)?

We were surprised to see a bouquet not far from our back door, brightening up the neighborhood and hoping to put a smile on the face of anyone who catches a glimpse as they travel by.

At theNBXpress

Every time we cruise through town, we notice another location that has been “Flowerbombed” . Thank You to the Mysterious Spreader(s) of Good Cheer and Kindness. We wonder where we will be seeing flowers next……

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

Representative Ghanbari Honors Wood County’s Nonagenarians, Two Centenarians 

The celebration included an introduction of each honoree, a slideshow highlighting their lives, musical entertainment and awards

COLUMBUS — State Representative Haraz N. Ghanbari (R-Perrysburg) recognized 70 Wood County residents celebrating a birthday of 90 or older during a special dinner Monday in Bowling Green. 

“It was a tremendous honor to join these residents, as well as their family and friends, in recognizing this truly amazing milestone,” said Representative Ghanbari. “I was blessed to meet folks like Ms. Margaret Neifer who is 101 years old, and other Wood County residents like World War II Army and D-Day veteran Mr. Harry Swartz.”

State Representative Haraz N. Ghanbari (R-Perrysburg), left, with Harry Swartz of Fostoria during a celebration honoring Wood County’s nonagenarians, Monday, May 20, 2019, in Bowling Green, Ohio. Swartz, a World War II Army Veteran who served in D-Day, was one of 70 honorees recognized during the celebration coordinated by the Wood County Committee on Aging, Inc. (Photo courtesy/Representative Haraz N. Ghanbari)

Representative Ghanbari presented each honoree with an official House of Representatives Commendation co-signed by Speaker of the House Larry Householder (R-Glenford). 

Coordinated by the Wood County Committee on Aging, Inc., the annual 90’s Plus Spectacular Event was held at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church. The celebration included an introduction of each honoree, a slideshow highlighting their lives, musical entertainment and awards presented by Representative Ghanbari and other elected officials. The dinner menu included pork loin, parmesan risotto, roasted cauliflower and carrots, tossed salad, fresh fruit and dessert.

“It was a delight to serve each guest dinner at the conclusion of the awards ceremony,” said Representative Ghanbari. “What an awesome evening to celebrate these nonagenarians and older residents. There is much we can learn from each of these honorees.”

State Representative Haraz N. Ghanbari is serving his first term in the Ohio House of Representatives after being appointed in March of 2019. He represents the 3rd Ohio House District, serving residents of Wood County.


BVHS CEO/Pres Receives Award

2019 Distinguished Service Award to Scott Malaney

BVHS CEO & President Scott Malaney Receives Ohio Hospital Association’s Award

CEO and President of Blanchard Valley Health System (BVHS) Scott Malaney has been nominated and selected to receive the Ohio Hospital Association’s 2019 James R. Castle Distinguished Service Award. The award honors Malaney as an individual whose professional attainments embody qualities of an outstanding leader and mentor for service to the community.

BVHS CEO Scott Malaney

Malaney will be presented with this award at the Ohio Hospital Association 2019 Annual Meeting & Education Summit on June 4 in Columbus, Ohio.

“On behalf of the more than 3,000 women and men of BVHS, I am very pleased to receive this Distinguished Service Award,” said Malaney. “I hold Jim Castle, for whom the award is named, and last year’s award winner, Phil Ennen, in such high regard. It is a terrific honor to have my name associated with theirs.”

Malaney has been the CEO and president of BVHS since October 2000. In his time at BVHS, Malaney has overseen the building of Donnell Patient Pavilion at Blanchard Valley Hospital, the development of Birchaven Retirement Village and more. Divisions of BVHS have earned numerous awards during his tenure, such as Blanchard Valley Hospital named a “100 Top Hospital” by IBM Watson six times and Birchaven Village named a “Best Nursing Home” by U.S. News & World Report four times.

For more information about Malaney and BVHS, visit

Hanco Achieves EMS Star of Life Award

The team at Hanco EMS will be presented this award at the EMS Star of Life Awards Ceremony on Wednesday, May 22

Hanco EMS, a division of Blanchard Valley Health System, has achieved an EMS Star of Life Award presented by the Ohio Chapter of the American College of Emergency Physicians, the State Board of Emergency Medical, Fire and Transportation Services, and the Ohio Department of Public Safety, Division of Emergency Medical Services.

Congratulations to Hanco

This award honors the exceptional work of Hanco EMS and recognizes its remarkable life-saving efforts and patient care performed during a particular incident.

Hanco EMS was one of nine organizations in Ohio to receive an EMS Star of Life Award this year out of more than 60 applicants.

“The personnel at Hanco EMS strive to deliver the fastest, most reliable and highest quality care possible in all situations,” said Craig Spieker, assistant chief at Hanco EMS. “It is our honor to serve those in need of emergency services.”

The team at Hanco EMS will be presented this award at the EMS Star of Life Awards Ceremony to be held on Wednesday, May 22 in Columbus, Ohio. This ceremony will be available for the public to stream live by visiting on the day of the event, and the recording of the ceremony will be kept on the website for six months.

Hanco EMS provides professional and expedient ambulance services and pre-hospital emergency medical care to individuals in Hancock County. The team responds to 911 calls and offers medical transport between care facilities such as nursing homes and the hospital. In addition, Hanco EMS offers medical care at a variety of community events, and its emergency medical technicians take part in continuous medical education and training.

For more information about Hanco EMS, visit