UPDATED – Winter Homecoming 2019 Foto Gallery

NB HS held the Winter Homecoming last weekend. Fotos by Ferg

Fotos by Ferg (https://scottferguson.zenfolio.com/)

NBHS Winter Homecoming 2019
Queen & King
Lilly Westgate & Harley Cole

2019 Winter Princess and Prince are Audrey Stutz and Porter Pizarro

Audrey Shultz is the daughter of Trisha and Davis Shultz.  She is in Mrs. Clifton’s kindergarten class this year. Her favorite color is pink.  She loves to play outside and loves to color and paint. When she grows up, she wants to be a cheerleader.

Porter is the son of Kassi Smith and Travis Pizarro. His siblings are Hayden, Konnor, Aldon and Makenna.  He is in Mrs. Mortorana’s Kindergarten class this year. He doesn’t have a favorite color because he loves all of them.  His hobbies include playing Xbox, playing football and watching tv. When he grows up he wants to be a football player.

Freshmen Attendants are Gabriella Estrada and Jonathon Hagemyer

Gabby is the daughter of Rosie and Jacob Ford.  She participates in basketball, softball, and volleyball.  She likes to hang out with her friends. She also likes to go out to movies and restaurants.

Johnny is the son of Kristin and Joey Hagemyer.  In his spare time, he enjoys playing basketball for the Tigers but also on his AAU team in the summers.  He also enjoys hanging out with his friends and family and playing video games with his bros.

Sophomore Attendants are Meghan Thompson and Diego Rodrigo

Meghan is the daughter of Sandy and Alan Gallacher.  She is a member of the Varisty cheerleading squad and also participates in pep band and jazz band.  She is a member of Swing choir and of the Praise band at her church. She enjoys spending time with her friends, family and cats.

Diego Rodrigo is the son of Amparo and Juan Rodrigo.  He has a brother named Ivan and they reside in Spain. In his free time, he loves playing sports and is the goalkeeper on his soccer team back home.  He also plays tennis and basketball and likes to go out with his friends. He enjoys movies and video games. He also enjoys skiing and playing chess.

Junior Attendants are Chloe Hopple and Logan Gunter

Chloe is the daughter of Sarah and Dan Hopple. She is involved in volleyball and travel softball.

Logan is the son of Krista and Charles Gunter.  He is a member of the football and basketball teams.  When he is not playing sports he spends most of his time fishing with his best friend Alex.

Senior Attendants Olivia Hyatt and Harley Cole

Olivia is the daughter of Penny and Troy Hyatt.   She participates in Paw for a Cause, Student Council, National Honor Society, International Club, and Quiz Bowl.  She is President of the Tiger Tribune and also plays volleyball and softball. After graduation she plans on attending the University of Findlay to major in nursing with a minor in Political Science.  She plans on furthering her education to one day become an anesthetic nurse.

Harley is the son of April and Steve Cole and Shelly and Don LaRotonda. He is a member of Student Council, National Honor Society, Vice President of Paws for a Cause.  He is employed at Mcdonalds. He enjoys spending time with friends and family, volunteering and supporting the Tiger athletics. He has been accepted at Bowling Green State University and plans to major in Business.

Senior Attendants Lanie McCartney and Bryant Matthes

Lanie is the daughter of Kevin and Bri McCartney and Kim and Mike Kerwin. She participates in baton, 4-H, Track Tri-M, Student Council and Pep band.  She is a National Honor Society member. She enjoys spending time with her family and friends. After graduation she plans to attend the University of Northwestern Ohio to study Travel and Hotel Management.

Bryant is the son of Arica and Matt Matthes.  He is Vice President of the senior class and is also a member of Student Council and National Honor Society.  He played football all 4 years and received the Tiger Spirit Award. He enjoys spending time with his great grandpa Kidd on his farm and working with his Grandpa Bankey.  He loves to play euchre with his Brother Hank and best friends Danny Crouse and Brady Rader. He wishes his sister Olivia luck with the rest of her high school years. After graduation he plans on entering the workforce.

Senior Attendants Lilly Westgate and Dalton Teaford

Lilly is the daughter of Laura and Jason Westgate.  She is Student Council Vice President, National Honor Society Vice President, Junior Fair board member, Senior fair board representative, 4-H club President and Tri-M President.  She is a Wood County honor court delegate, a camp counselor and carteens Facilitator. After graduation she plans on attending BGSU to Major in education. 

Dalton Teaford is the son of Stacy Bumpus and Shelly Friel. He participates in Wood County Sheriff’s, Explorers, Wrestling, OPOTA for private security, and band. After graduation he plans to work at ToCl as a corrections officer until he attends the police academy and becomes a sheriff’s deputy.

Last year’s Queen and King

2018 Queen & King Valerie Buchanan and Chase Naugle

PUCO reminds Ohioans of their choices as energy consumers

Consumers have the option to shop from a PUCO-certified supplier for their electricity or natural gas.

COLUMBUS, OHIO (Jan. 17, 2019) – For more than 100 years, energy in Ohio — electricity and natural gas — has been regulated by the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO). The PUCO wants to remind Ohio consumers that there are options when deciding about the energy supply that best suits your home or business.

Prior to the ability to choose your energy supplier, rates and services provided by the electric and natural gas utilities were set and regulated by the PUCO. Now, and for the past decade, consumers have the option to shop from a PUCO-certified supplier for their electricity or natural gas. The PUCO plays an important role by ensuring that there is a fair, competitive market and by providing necessary information, tools and resources that Ohioans need to make educated choices.

The PUCO reminds consumers to be aware of a few important facts about energy choice in Ohio.

  • The local utility will continue to deliver your electricity or natural gas, respond to outages and maintain the poles, pipes and wires associated with the delivery of your energy.
  • The ability to shop for alternative suppliers of electricity and natural gas gives you greater variety of pricing options and gives you the freedom to pick the option that is best for your home or business.
  • When shopping make sure to read your current bill and contract to look for things like price-to-compare, usage, applicable termination fees and the contract’s expiration date.

The PUCO’s Energy Choice Ohio website has helpful tools available to assist your shopping experience at www.energychoice.ohio.gov. There you will find things like the Apples to Apples comparison charts, frequently asked questions and a form to request a speaker for your next group meeting. Additionally, new user-friendly and interactive electric choice switch rate dashboards are now available on the PUCO website. Dashboards for natural gas switch rates will arrive later this year.

For more information, please visit www.energychoice.ohio.gov or www.PUCO.ohio.gov, or call the PUCO Call Center at (800) 686-PUCO (7826).

NWSD “The District” Board Meeting Update – Jan 2019

Serving approximately 19,800 water and sewer customers in Wood, Hancock & Sandusky counties. 

BOWLING GREEN, Ohio, – The Northwestern Water and Sewer District’s Board of Trustees approved officers for 2019 and selected a consulting firm to conduct a District-wide rate study at the Thursday, January 10 Board of Trustees meeting.

Mark Sheffer was reelected to serve as Board Chairman.  This will be his fourth consecutive year as chairman.  Mr. Sheffer resides in Weston and serves as a municipal appointment. His current board term will expire in December 2021.

Steve Arnold was elected to serve as Vice Chairman of the Board of Trustees.  Mr. Arnold lives in Bloom Township and serves as a township appointee. His term expires in December 2021.

Melinda Kale was elected to serve as the Secretary of the Board of Trustees.  Kale is a resident of Rudolph, Ohio, and is a township appointee whose term expires in 2020.

The board also adopted a resolution selecting the consulting firm of Raftelis, who have partnered with Greeley and Hansen and Jones & Henry Engineers, LTD., to provide services to conduct a comprehensive rate study.  The study will begin later this month and is scheduled to be completed by late 2019.

The Northwestern Water and Sewer District’s board members are appointed three each by the townships, municipalities, and Wood County Commissioners. They serve approximately 19,800 water and sewer customers in Wood, Hancock & Sandusky counties.

With over $230 million in assets, The District maintains over 440 miles of water distribution pipe, 8 water towers and over 3,800 fire hydrants.  Sewer maintenance includes 355 miles of collection pipe, 12 wastewater treatment facilities and over 5,000 manholes.

NB Custom Cut Meats & Cheeses

We cut it FRESH – just tell us what you want!


From the farm to the freezer –
We’ll cut whatever you want!

Steaks – Chops or Roasts
Cut to your order!
Just tell us what you want & we’ll cut it FRESH!!

8 oz. USDA Choice
N. Y. Strip Steak
$5.00 each
Cut to YOUR order!

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

USDA Choice English Roast – $5.49
Beef CUBE Steaks – $4.99#

Ground Beef Patties

85% lean
3 to a pound / 4 to a pound

Boneless Pork Chops – $3.99#
Pork Cutlets – $3.99#
Asstd. Bone-In Pork Chops – $3.99#

Chicken Salad – $5.99#

Old Style Bologna – Reg – $5.49
                                         Garlic – $5.69

All NATURAL Boneless Chicken Breasts – $2.89

Walnut Creek Home Style Noodles
Thin – Medium – Wide

Walnut Creek Deil Cheeses
Swiss – Colby – Pepper Jack – C0Jack

Walnut Creek Natural Casing Hot Dogs – $5.99

Deer Processing
Tag & Deposit Required

We accept:

Credit – Debit – EBT

Residents Impacted by Government Shutdown, Call 2-1-1

Simply dial two, one, one to get connected to a resource specialist.

United Way of Greater Toledo (UWGT) encourages individuals who are employees of the federal government, or utilize government benefit programs, to call United Way 2-1-1 if the partial government shutdown is impacting their personal finances or ability to purchase food or clothing.

United Way 2-1-1 is a free, 24/7, 365-day health and human service resource available to all individuals UWGT serves across Lucas, Wood and Ottawa County.

Simply dial two, one, one to get connected to a resource specialist. Residents can also instant message 2-1-1 online at www.211oh.org

Ohio Star Quilters of Findlay to Meet

Anyone interested in quilting is welcome to attend.

Ohio Star Quilters of Findlay will meet on Monday, January 28, 9:30 am in Findlay at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 1701 Tiffin Avenue.  

The day begins with the business meeting followed by Show and Tell.

Anyone interested in quilting is welcome to attend.  

Questions regarding the Ohio Star Quilters Club may be directed to Tina Wood at 419-348-4247.  


2 HR Delay in NB Wednesday

Roads – sidewalks and other stuff outside are getting a layer of freezing precipitation!

Winter is back – get used to it!

Two-hour DELAY for North Baltimore Local Schools!

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Roads – sidewalks and other stuff outside are getting a layer of freezing precipitation!

REMINDER: GOST Meeting/Update

Together we can make North Baltimore a great place to Live, Work, Play, and Raise a Family!”

Please mark your calendars for Thursday, January 17, 2019 @ 5:30pm. North Baltimore Village Hall.
North Baltimore Area Chamber of Commerce is meeting with updates for the Good Ole Summertime Festival to be held Downtown North Baltimore, OH on Saturday, July 27th, 2019.
We love community participation, commitment, and volunteers!
“Together we can make North Baltimore a great place to Live, Work, Play, and Raise a Family!”


…dog license time!

Notice to Wood County Dog Owners

Matthew Oestreich, Wood County Auditor reminds dog owners that January 31, is the deadline for 2019 dog registrations.

A registration fee of $14.00 must be paid with the application for each dog registered.  The information necessary for registration is age, sex, spayed or neutered, color, length of hair, breed of the dog and the name, address and phone number of the owner.  A kennel fee of $70.00 must be paid with the application for each kennel registered and additional tags are available for $1.00 each for kennels with more than five dogs.  

**RECENT CHANGE**  Dogs may be registered for a 1 year or 3 year term or a permanent license (for the dog’s life). When completing the application, choose your “Term” (1 Year, 3 Year or Permanent). Fees are:  1 Year License =$14.00, 3 Year License =$42.00 and Permanent License =$140.00.  No Refunds Permitted

Penalty fees will be collected on registrations received after January 31, in the amount equal to the registration fee for each type of license.  Therefore the penalty would be $14.00 for regular licenses and $70.00 for kennel licenses in addition to the regular registration fee.

Persons acquiring dogs after January 31 have 30 days after the date of acquisition or the date that the dog reaches three months of age to register with the Auditor’s Office.

The 2019 dog registration may be filed by mail, in person, or on the internet.  When mailing the application please include the license fee, dog information (as stated above) and a self-addressed stamped envelope for return of the license with a postmark of January 3l or before.  Licenses can be purchased in person at the Wood County Auditor’s Office, 2nd floor of the county office building between 8:30 and 4:30 Monday thru Friday or at the Wood County Dog Shelter. Internet applications may be made at http://dogtags.co.wood.oh.us/ and does require an additional $2.00 processing fee per license which goes to the online firm processing the credit card purchase.  Please do not send cash with your mail-in application. If you have questions regarding a dog license please contact 419-354-9150.

The Wood County District Board of Health has adopted a regulation requiring all dogs be immunized against rabies. Please provide the rabies information in the application process.

Click on the form – then Right click the form – Depending on your set-up you MAY be able to print.

*Color choices: Black, White, Gray, Brindle, Tan, Brown, Yellow, Red, Fawn


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SHOULD YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS PLEASE CALL:                                                             419-354-9150 or toll free at 1-866-860-4140

YOU MAY PURCHASE ON-LINE BY CREDIT CARD AT: www.co.wood.oh.us/auditor

NB Winter Homecoming 2019

The North Baltimore High School Homecoming theme is “Party In the Jungle”.

submitted by Cristina Morales, NBHS Publications

The North Baltimore High School Homecoming theme is “Party In the Jungle”.

The Homecoming Dance theme is a black light “glow” party. The dance is Saturday, Jan. 11 following the home basketball game vs. Patrick-Henry. The dance ends at 11:30. Admission for the dance is free and all students are welcome to attend.

The Winter Homecoming Court (Foto by Ferg)

Top row (all seniors): Olivia Hyatt, Harley Cole, Lilly Westgate, Dalton Teaford, Lanie McCartney, Bryant Matthes; Bottom row: Meghan Thompson (sophomore), Diego Rodrigo (sophomore), Chloe Hopple (junior), Logan Gunter (junior), Gabriella Estrada (freshman), Jonathon Hagemyer (freshman)

NB Lion’s Club Annual Dinner

During the dinner, our newest member was pined into the Club…

Lions Dennis Miller, Rob Hopson, Ryan Delaney and Doug Troutner.

The North Baltimore Lions Club held it’s annual Christmas Dinner at the North Baltimore Library, we enjoyed the Fellowship along with a great meal provided by Cross Roads. Several games of Christmas Trivia and songs were enjoyed.

During the dinner, our newest member was pined into the Club, Rod Hopton by his Club Sponsor Ryan Delaney. As Doug Troutner read the presentation adding Rod into North Baltimore Lions Club. Reminding us that the Lions Club is a global network of Men and Women, do what ever is necessary to help our Community.

If you would like to learn more about the Lions Club, please check out the Lions Website:

Or join us the first Tuesday at 6:30 pm at China City or the NB MacDonald’s on the third Tuesday at 6:30 pm.

submitted by Larry Bateson


AG DeWine Action to Protect Great Lakes from Asian Carp

Lake Erie is considered especially susceptible to invasive Asian carp…

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine today urged the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to act quickly to prevent invasive Asian carp from reaching the Great Lakes and to use federal funding for the project. 

In comments submitted to the Corps today, Attorney General DeWine weighed in on the Corps’ final report and plan for preventing nuisance species like Asian carp from moving from the Mississippi River basin to the Great Lakes.

“Time and time again those of us who care about the health and vitality of the Great Lakes and the tremendous economy they support have sounded the alarm on the need for fast, effective action to prevent the spread of Asian carp and other aquatic nuisance species to one of our country’s most valuable natural resources,” Attorney General DeWine wrote. “If the Army Corps moves forward with the Recommended Plan, it should do so urgently, effectively, and under full federal sponsorship.”

The Corps’ recommended plan involves the use of electrical fences, noise, and water jets at the Brandon Road Lock and Dam near Joliet, Illinois, to keep invasive species from reaching the Great Lakes. In today’s comments and in previous comments, Attorney General DeWine said the better plan would be to close the lock. He also said that most, if not all, of the funding for the project should come from the federal government, and in addition to action at Brandon Lock, the Corps should look for other ways to protect the Great Lakes from Asian carp.

Lake Erie is considered especially susceptible to invasive Asian carp, which could compete with native species, cause extensive damage to the ecosystem, and devastate the fishing and tourism industries.

Mike DeWine has long been an advocate for protecting the Great Lakes. As a U.S. Senator, he introduced both the National Aquatic Invasive Species Act and the Asian Carp Prevention and Control Act to address invasive species attacking Lake Erie and the other Great Lakes.