For the Wood County AG-Venture Self-Driving Tour…..

COLUMBUS– The Ohio Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) was recognized with a total of eight national, regional, and state Earth Team volunteer awards for exceptional service.  The Earth Team is the agency’s volunteer workforce.

“Volunteers play a vital role in providing us with the necessary workforce to get our jobs tasks and conservation activities completed,” said Terry Cosby, NRCS State Conservationist in Ohio. “Great opportunities and achievements come from volunteering.  Without the support of volunteers and the communities we serve, our conservation efforts goals would have been far much harder to achieve.”

An outstanding Earth Team Volunteer program relies on dedicated volunteers, and in 2018, more than 6,085 volunteers donated 46,214 volunteer service hours to Ohio NRCS valued at over $1.14 million.

NRCS State Conservationist Terry Cosby presented the following Earth Team awards during a ceremony in Columbus, Ohio.

Terry Cosby, State Conservationist, USDA NRCS; Bob Moser, Perrysburg.

National Earth Team Partnership Award – AG Venture 2018, Bowling Green, Ohio   
The Wood County AG-Venture Self-Driving Tour was designed to be an entertaining and educational opportunity to highlight Ohio’s #1 industry – Agriculture. Seven tour sites recorded 1,785 visitors for an average of 255 visitors per site. Events such as these not only bring a community together, but also serve to educate and inspire people to take care of our precious natural resources in the hopes of ensuring agricultural sustainability.

L-R: Julie Lause, Wood Soil & Water Conservation District (SWCD); Terry Cosby, State Conservationist, USDA NRCS; Abby Wensink, Wood SWCD; Beth Landers, Wood SWCD; and Jim Carter, Wood SWCD.




The first Saturday in June has been the traditional day for the North Baltimore High School 50 Year Club. Usually 150 to 200 alumni, out of school for 50 years+, return to NB for this annual event at the Legion.

Larry Slaughterbeck reports that “This year we have a serious problem – we have only 2 volunteers to help on this event! It appears that this may be the last (final) 50 – Year Club Dinner unless several alumni step forward to help. It actually doesn’t involve many hours.”

Larry adds, “Kathy Eninger has taken it on her shoulders to make sure that we will have a banquet this year. She is in need of several volunteers to help her.

If you are interested in this very nice event continuing PLEASE—call Kathy at (419)257-2159 or email her at: kathretird@outlook.com…We need your help/thanks!”

The North Baltimore High School Alumni Association is a separate entity from what became known as the “50-year Club”, that has been organized for the past many years by Jan Dukes and a small group of volunteers.

The Alumni Assn. organizes the Annual Alumni Dinner the Friday evening prior to GOST at the end of July, also held at the legion. The alumni assn. honors classes every 5 years (this year 2019, 2014, ’09, ’04, 1999…1969… etc.) and they raise funds for and award the annual NBHS Alumni Scholarship (currently two (2) @ $750 each year). This group holds the Annual GOST Golf Tourney, a 2-person OPEN – Shotgun Scramble. This fun event is currently played on GOST Day at 8 am.

The Alumni Assn. Committee Co-Chairs:
Jeff (’73) & Sue (Benedict ’75) Miklovic and Don (‘75) and Tami (Bibler ’79) Thomas. Jill (Shaffer ’72) Guy is the Treasurer.

E-mail: nbhsalumni@gmail.com for information or with questions!

5th Annual Fire & Ice Charity Game “Busted”

Come out and support the Northwest Ohio Arctic Wolves Sled Hockey Team. It’s sure to be a fun and action packed day!

NWO Arctic Wolves Sled Hockey Team Announces Fundraising Event
The NWO Arctic Wolves Sled Hockey Team is hosting the 5th Annual Fire & Ice Charity Game “Busted” taking place in Sylvania on March 23, 2019, 4:00 – 6:30 pm.

First up will be Toledo Fire Hockey vs. Toledo Police Hockey. The winner takes on the Arctic Wolves Sled Hockey Team!

Sylvania Tam-O-Shanter, 7060 Sylvania Ave, Sylvania, Ohio 43560

Saturday, March 23th, 2019, 4:00 – 6:30 PM (Doors open at 3:30)


ABOUT SLED HOCKEY: Sled Hockey is fully competitive ice hockey for people with physical disabilities to
be a part of a competitive team. It is a Paralympic sport where ice hockey is played sitting in sleds
using two sticks to propel across the ice.

ABOUT THE ARCTIC WOLVES SLED HOCKEY TEAM: The team is a 501c3 organization under Ohio Sled Hockey. Now in our 5th season, the Northwest Ohio Arctic Wolves Sled Hockey Team consists of young people
ranging in age from 3-46 who have varying physical disabilities that prevent them from playing stand up hockey and is a life changing experience for the players. For more about the Arctic Wolves Sled
Hockey Team, find them on the web at nwosledhockey.com and on Facebook at “NWO Arctic Wolves Sled Hockey Team”.

ABOUT THE TOLEDO FIRE HOCKEY TEAM AND TOLEDO POLICE HOCKEY TEAM: The Toledo Fire Hockey Team and Toledo Police Hockey Team are able-bodied players that annually compete in the Battle of the Badges. This year they will take their competition to a new level in sleds! The winner will face the Northwest Ohio Arctic Wolves. Their continued support for the Toledo community is much appreciated.


● $5 Admission, Children under 5 are free

● 50/50 Raffle

● Silent Auction

● Raffle Baskets

● Spirit Wear

● Chuck-a-Puck to win $100

● $5 Pizza Buffet

● Try Sled Hockey – Put yourself in a sled for $1 and get on the ice

● All proceeds will go to the Arctic Wolves to help pay for ice time, travel and tournament expenses, and purchase equipment.

Sponsors– Morrison-Moorhead VFW Post #9231; Keystone Brand Meats; Dan Wilker,DDS; American Legion Post 265-Wauseon; Lima Building Trades Council; Reliance; Ottawa Eagles FOE #2234; Omni Source; Painters and Allied Trades District Council No. 6; Valfilm LLC; J and R Contracting Co. Inc., Prohealth Partners, Inc; Kahle and Associates,CPA; Wetenhall Concrete; Chowder ‘N Moor; Kahle Technologies, Inc.; Kastner Dental Care; and Marcos Pizza

Come out and support the Northwest Ohio Arctic Wolves Sled Hockey Team.

It’s sure to be a fun and action-packed day!

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.

OPEN House by Leisa Z in NB

An OPEN HOUSE is scheduled – check out this ONE of a kind… Victorian Style home with original character.

Open House – 313 S Main St. North Baltimore

Sunday, March 17th, 2019 1-3 pm.

One of a kind… Victorian Style home with original character.

Leisa Zeigler, REALTOR

Call or text 419.350.1406

Email: leisa.zeigler@era.com

 Web:    http://www.leisaz.com

This home has been well preserved over the years with many updates.

Boasts of 10 foot high ceilings, tall doors, 10”rosette trim, transom window, beautiful archways, large windows with natural light, lots of storage and built ins.

Original bath tile. 

Mostly new windows throughout the home, updated electric service, new gas hot water heater 2015, sewer line replaced, water lines replaced, gas line replaced, newer roof, interior paint and all original hardwood flooring refinished.

Beautiful open front porch with four season enclosed porch. Large lot.

Reasonable utilities. Located within walking distance of downtown, city park, and golf club.

Seller offering home warranty with an acceptable offer. Ideal location.

Fifteen easy minutes from Findlay and Bowling Green.

Contact listing agent Leisa Zeigler for details……….

Funding for Farmers to Improve Lake Water Quality

Funding Available to Western Lake Erie Basin Farmers to Improve Water Quality

Funding Available to Western Lake Erie Basin Farmers to Improve Water Quality

Enrollment starts March 15 and goes through May 1

BOWLING GREEN, OH- The Ohio Department of Agriculture, in partnership with Wood Soil and Water Conservation District is providing funding for new assistance programs for farmers to help protect water quality in the western basin of Lake Erie. The Ohio Working Lands program will encourage producers to establish year-round vegetative cover on eligible crop land. The program will promote conversion, establishment and maintenance of forage/hay land on certain cropland acres.

Local SWCD office staff will assist landowners on putting together a plan for installing these buffers. Landowners will be eligible to receive up to $120/acre for a 5-year contract. The goal of the program is to reduce nutrients entering Ohio waterways to lessen harmful algal blooms in Lake Erie. Funding is available to farmers installing conservation practices that benefit water quality in the Western Lake Erie Basin.

Program enrollment officially kicks off for Ohio farmers in the Western Lake Erie Basin on March 15 and runs through May 1. Farmers will be able to sign up for the program at their local soil and water conservation district. 

For more information please contact Wood Soil and Water Conservation District at 419-354-5517.

Custom Cut Specials This Week!

Who’s thinking about GRILLING some BEEF or PORK???


From the farms to the freezers –
We’ll cut whatever you want!
Let us cut your meat fresh!
NOT Pre-packaged!!


GRAIN FED Beef & Pork!
– Cut YOUR Way!


Beef Sides or Quarters – $2.75# –
Includes Beef* – Cut – Wrap & Freeze

HOGS – Whole or Half – $1.45# –
Includes Pork* – Cut – Wrap & Freeze
*smoking meats is extra


Flat Iron Steaks > Baker’s Dozen (13) 8 oz. – $49

N. Y. Strip Steaks > Baker’s Dozen (13) 8 oz. – $69

Grillin’ 6 – Pack
6 each >
8 oz. NY Strip Steaks & Brats (your choice) & Pork Chops & Leg Qtrs. & 3 to 1 Ground Beef Patties
ONLY – $59.00

ANY Combination of 20 brats
Regular – Cheddar – Bhahma Mama
Only $30.00

Ground Fresh DAILY!
85% LEAN Ground Beef
– $4.79# –

Frozen Ground Beef Patties
85% LEAN
– Half-pounders
– Third-pounders
– Quarter-pounders
– 6 to 1 burgers
(perfect for the kids or DOUBLE BURGERS!)

USDA Choice English Chuck Roast – $5.49#

Hickory Smoked Slab Bacon – $5.99# SLICED FREE – YOUR WAY!


Boneless Ham Steaks

Sugardale Spiral Cut Hams
with GLAZE pk

Amish Cheese from Walnut Creek
Swiss – Colby – CoJack – Pepper Jack

We accept:
Credit – Debit – EBT

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Reminder from Mayor Goldner: Village Park IS Closed

Mayor Janet Goldner would like to remind everyone that the Village Park is still closed until…

Mayor Janet Goldner would like to remind everyone that the Village Park is still closed until…

…April 1. 

The village cemetery pick up/clean up will be April 1 as well. 

NB Fire Call Report – Feb. 2019

19 runs were recorded.

North Baltimore Fire Chief Hunker Francisco submitted the following Calls for Service Report for February 2019.  19 runs were recorded.

Response to:CountComments
S Poe Rd15Fire Alarm


Liberty Hi Rd10MVA
Auto Aid Jackson Twp FD8House Fire
S Poe Rd12Fire Alarm
Auto Aid with Cygnet Grant Rd23House Fire
Auto Aid with Jackson Twp FD22House Fire
Auto Aid with Jackson Twp FD8House Fire
N Tarr St15

Power Lines Down

Village Council Met Last Tuesday

Several projects are moving forward….

by Sue Miklovic

The March 5th 2019 village of North Baltimore council meeting began with prayer offered from Pastor Duane Weaver of Good Shepherd United Methodist Church.

Following the Pledge of Allegiance, Councilmember Aaron Patterson asked for members Ty Carles and Art Patterson to be excused from the meeting.

The interim financial officer was absent also, but Village Administrator Michael Brillhart presented the bills to be paid in the amount of $179,000+ as presented.

While looking over the administrative reports Council President Matt Beegle responded, ” I appreciate what Chief Walter has done with his EMS report.” Mayor Goldner and Councilman Patterson agreed to the improved look of the report.

Village Administrator Michael Brillhart spoke briefly about the “Safe Routes to School” Project. Poggemeyer Design, Design engineers for the project are advertising this week for engineering services. He hopes to be able to open bids on March 29th followed by the beginning of the sidewalk construction project Funding for this is ODOT. Councilmember Aaron Patterson said “We want to make sure that the dirt that is being dug up for these sidewalks will be retained for village use. Please make sure Mr. Brillhart, that whoever is awarded the contract is aware that we want the dirt. ”

Brillhart also spoke on the Downtown Revitalization project(100 block of North Main Street) basically by saying that there will be more to talk about at Committee of the Whole meeting.

He also mentioned that he had met with Glenn Grisdale from Reveille Planning Group about the initial phase of the CRA and job growth grant planning efforts.

For standing committee reports, under Personnel, Policy, and Ordinance Review (T. Engard, chair) Council member Leisa Zeigler inquired if the village has a tobacco policy. Mayor Goldner responded “Smoke-free Ohio” is State policy.

Under the Public Works committee, (M.Beegle, chair)Matt Beegle stated that he had met with the NB Youth League and they will be paying for their own food service licenses for the concession stands this season. More to be discussed at Committee of the Whole meeting concerning sidewalks in the village.

There were no other standing committee reports.

Because two Councilmen were absent, there were not enough council members present to approve any ordinances or resolutions for the evening.

The Committee of the Whole meeting is Tueday, March 12, 2019 at 5:30pm.

NB EMS Report – Feb. 2019

NB EMS Chief reports 67 Calls for Service Feb. 2019

North Baltimore EMS
205 N. MainSt.
North Baltimore, Ohio 45872
Phone: 419-857-8124

February 2019

North Baltimore EMS responded to 67 calls for service in February 2019, with a total of 127 runs on the year.

Calls consisted of:

● Cardiac – 3
● Motor Vehicle Accidents – 18
● Falls – 5
● FireAssistance – 5
● Lift Assists/Medical Alarms – 2
● Overdose – 0
Other Medical Emergencies 30

Of these calls for service 34 calls were in the Village, 7 0ut in Henry Twp., 17 calls onto I-75 and 5 in Bloom Twp.

Calls consisted of of39 ALS runs and 24 BLS runs (Advanced Life Support/Basic Life Support). 2nd squad called were 9 runs.

Call requests:

27 came in between the hours of 7 pm and 7 am,
36 came in between the hours of7am and 7 pm.

22 calls for service on the South side of the tracks and 4l on the North side of the tracks.

Average response time from EMS receiving the call, to EMT’s arriving at the Pt.  was 8.09 minutes.

North Baltimore EMS traveled 1,380 miles during the month using 160 ga11ons of fuel at the cost of $350.06.

With minimum repairs to lights on units as PM for the month.