NBHS 50 Year Club Update

NB 50 Year Club gathering on June 6, 2020 CANCELLED

After talking with the committee, I need  to inform everyone that the 50 Year Club will not be meeting this year on the first Saturday in June 2020, June 6th

With the COVID19 virus, the President and Ohio Governor both mandating stay at home orders for the month of April, and Ohio predicting that it will peak mid May, this seems to be the right call.  Considering the age of our members, I do not want anyone to take any health risks. 

We have over 700 people on our roster, and that makes it an expensive project to do a mailing, so I’m asking all of you to pass the word.  We will plan to reunite on June 5, 2021.

Kathy Eninger, Secretary

St. Luke’s Cancels Services

Beginning Wednesday, March 18 through Palm Sunday, April 5, 2020…..

St. Luke’s Lutheran Church, North Baltimore

Due to the current health concerns we have decided, following prayerful consideration and discernment, to cancel all in-person worship services and activities at the church beginning Wednesday, March 18 through Palm Sunday, April 5, 2020.  Pastor Ralph will be live streaming on YouTube each Wednesday evening at 7 and Sunday mornings at 10:15. 

Please join him in worship.


 Please continue to be in prayer for the world:

Holy God, Holy and Immortal, I know you are with us during this time. Guide us by your Holy Spirit in every decision. Keep us in your care. Wrap your loving arms around us. Give peace to those who are afraid. Give strength to those who are overwhelmed. Give healing to those who are vulnerable. Give wisdom to those in decision-making positions. Give patience to those who are frustrated. Give comfort to those who grieve. Give light to the blind. Give water to the thirsty. Give hope to the depressed. Give power to the struggling. Give your love to ALL. In the name of Jesus, crucified and risen for the sake of the world. Amen.

God’s Blessings,

Pastor Ralph Mineo

State Delays “Primary”

“The only thing more important than a free and fair election is the health and safety of Ohioans.”

COLUMBUS, Ohio)—Ohio Governor Mike DeWine and Ohio Secretary of State Frank LaRose issued the following joint statement:

“The only thing more important than a free and fair election is the health and safety of Ohioans. The Ohio Department of Health and the CDC have advised against anyone gathering in groups larger than 50 people, which will occur if the election goes forward. Additionally, Ohioans over 65 and those with certain health conditions have been advised to limit their nonessential contact with others, affecting their ability to vote or serve as poll workers. Logistically, under these extraordinary circumstances, it simply isn’t possible to hold an election tomorrow that will be considered legitimate by Ohioans. They mustn’t be forced to choose between their health and exercising their constitutional rights.”

After 10:oopm last night Governor DeWine also added this statement concerning the March 17, 2020 Election:

“During this time when we face an unprecedented public health crisis, to conduct an election tomorrow would would force poll workers and voters to place themselves at a unacceptable health risk of contracting coronavirus. As such, Health Director Dr. Amy Acton will order the polls closed as a health emergency. While the polls will be closed tomorrow, Secretary of State Frank LaRose will seek a remedy through the courts to extend voting options so that every voter who wants to vote will be granted that opportunity.”

Info for This Week’s Lenten Lunch

Take out/ Carry out meal only…..

Due to the current health concerns the Community Lenten Lunch this Wednesday March 18 @ The Bridge Fellowship, 123 E. Broadway St. will be a take/carry out meal

There is no cost for the meal. 

A freewill offering will be received to assist the ministries of the North Baltimore Area Cooperative Ministry, which includes the Community Food Pantry. 

OHSAA Postpones All Remaining Winter Tournaments

Includes boys basketball regional and state tournaments, along with ice hockey, wrestling and girls basketball state tournaments…

COLUMBUS, Ohio – At 12:45 p.m. Thursday, the Ohio High School Athletic Association announced that all remaining winter tournament contests are immediately postponed due to the growing situation with the coronavirus COVID-19.

The suspended tournaments include the girls state basketball tournament; the state individual wrestling tournament; the state ice hockey tournament, and the boys regional and state basketball tournaments.

“We will use this time to work with the appropriate state authorities and health experts to determine our next steps moving forward,” Snodgrass said. “We realize this is disappointing for our participants and their fans, but the overall health and safety of everyone involved in our tournaments is our priority.”

No timetable has been determined for possible rescheduling for the tournaments.

The announcement was made after state and local officials recommended that no public gatherings take place to help stop the spread of the virus.

The OHSAA will send further updates regarding ticket refunds.

Wood County Health Department partnering with Board of Elections to protect voters’ health

Hand sanitizer, guidance being provided to prevent illnesses….

BOWLING GREEN — Wood County Health Department is working with the Wood County Board of Elections to help voters stay healthy while casting ballots on Election Day.

Wood County Health Department will supply hand sanitizer for all of Wood County’s 30 polling locations. The health department has also consulted with the Wood County Board of Elections to provide information on minimizing the spread of germs that cause illnesses.

Four cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed in Ohio. Zero cases of have been confirmed in Wood County. Influenza activity continues to be widespread across the state.

“We’re doing this to be proactive,” said Wood County Health Commissioner Ben Batey. “We’re partnering with the Board of Elections to make sure that voters in Wood County have a way to clean their hands before and after casting their ballot, regardless of where they will vote.”

“Soap and water are always the best option, but hand sanitizer with at least 60 percent alcohol can be used as well,” Batey said.

“The interagency cooperation in Wood County in second to none, and all of us are committed to doing everything we can to provide the best service to the citizens of Wood County,” said Board of Elections Director Terry Burton.

“This initiative is another step toward the Board of Elections’ commitment to ensure the safety of both voters and election workers at the polling location,” Burton said.

Ohio allows voters to cast ballots ahead of Election Day through Early Voting, which is available at Wood County Board of Elections, 1 Courthouse Square, Bowling Green, at the following times:

  • 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. through Friday, March 13
  • 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, March 14
  • 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday, March 15
  • 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Monday, March 16

Both coronavirus and influenza are transmitted by close contact between people, and respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes. People can take everyday actions to prevent the spread of these illnesses:

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
  • Avoid touching your mouth, nose or eyes. Don’t share personal items like water bottles.
  • Cover coughs and sneezes with your arm or a tissue.
  • Avoid exposure to others who are sick, and stay home if you are sick.
  • Get adequate sleep and eat well-balanced meals to ensure a healthy immune system.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.

Many resources are available from the Ohio Department of Health and CDC, including fact sheets and specific guidance for the public, businesses, schools, health care workers, and community and faith-based organizations. Links are included below.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/

Ohio Department of Health: http://coronavirus.ohio.gov/

The Ohio Department of Health has established a call center to provide information to the public. You can reach it by calling 1-833-4-ASK-ODH.

The most recent local updates will be posted to the health department’s social media pages on Facebook and Twitter, @WCHDOhio. You can also contact the health department with questions by calling 419-352-8402.

The mission of Wood County Health Department is to prevent disease, promote healthy lifestyles and protect the health of everyone in Wood County. Our Community Health Center provides comprehensive medical services for men, women and children. We welcome all patients, including uninsured or underinsured clients, regardless of their ability to pay, and we accept most third-party insurance. For more information, visit www.WoodCountyHealth.org.

NBHS Class of 2020 Dates to Remember

From Prom to Graduation and everything in between…..

Here is a list of Important Dates to Remember for the NBHS Senior Class of 2020:


Saturday, May 2 from 6:00-midnight is Prom at “Northridge” Findlay Elks Lodge.  900 West Melrose Ave.

Thursday, May 7 at 6:30 is our Academic Honors Night for all HS students.

Friday, May 15: Penta Seniors last day of school.

Sunday, May 17 at 6:00 PM at NBHS is the Baccalaureate Service. 

Monday, May 18 at 1:45 is our Senior Awards Ceremony.  All seniors should attend.

Tuesday, May 19-Thursday, May 21 are the Penta Awards Ceremonies.  Times/programs are varied.

Wednesday, May 20 is Senior Exams/NBHS seniors last day of school.

Thursday, May 21: you are invited to return to Powell Elementary.  Seniors will dress in cap and gown.  At 1:45 students are escorted down the hallways to say hello to former teachers.  The staff and kids love it!

Friday, May 22 is our commencement rehearsal and is mandatory attendance to walk in the ceremony.  Be here and in the gym ready to start at 9:00.  After we are done, we will have the picnic in the Woodruff Building.  Attending the picnic is optional, but you cannot stay inside the school.  Be sure your fees are paid and that all sports uniforms have been turned in PRIOR to Monday!

Sunday, May 24 at 2:00 is Commencement here in the NBHS gym.  Doors unlock for seating at 1:00.  Be here and in your gown, ready for your picture at 1:15.  Nice dress shoes are required to participate.  No boots.

This Week’s Show at the Virginia Theater

In Downtown North Baltimore this Weekend!


All Showings are $5.00

Sonic the Hedgehog


Friday, Feb 28:  7:00 pm

Saturday, Feb. 29: 3:00 pm & 7:00 pm

Sunday, March 1: 3:00 pm & 7:00 pm.

This is a one week booking.

Based on the global blockbuster videogame franchise from Sega, SONIC THE HEDGEHOG tells the story of the world’s speediest hedgehog as he embraces his new home on Earth. In this live-action adventure comedy, Sonic and his new best friend Tom (James Marsden) team up to defend the planet from the evil genius Dr. Robotnik (Jim Carrey) and his plans for world domination. The family-friendly film also stars Tika Sumpter and Ben Schwartz as the voice of Sonic.

Steps to Become a Professional Woodworker

There are many ways to learn woodworking and eventually develop your skills to a professional level…………

The path to a career in woodworking isn’t as clearly defined as that of some other professions. There are many ways you can learn woodworking skills, and no one method is the only correct way to start. Here are some steps to become a professional woodworker.

Learn from Books and Videos

A great way to get an introduction to woodworking is through books and videos. Many resources can show you the craft’s basics. You can learn about the difference between various species of wood, measuring and cutting techniques, and how to fit separate pieces together using simple tools that you can use at home. Later, you can also look for more advanced techniques through books and videos to further your repertoire.


Seek a Guild

A guild is a group of craftsmen in the same field who come together to learn from and give support to each other. There are woodworking guilds that you could seek out so that you can receive valuable pointers from skilled individuals and get more information on how to become a woodworker in your area.


Find an Apprenticeship

To truly work toward a woodworking career, you may join an apprenticeship after you have graduated from high school or received an equivalent certificate. In an apprenticeship, you work directly under a woodworker who guides and teaches you in the craft. You’ll gain valuable experience while also earning a small income until you graduate into your own full-fledged position. You can find apprenticeships with businesses, companies, and woodworking associations.


Enroll in School Programs

Another option you have is to enroll in a trade school or college woodworking program. You’ll learn in a class setting rather than more individually. The content itself should be similar, though you may spend more time gaining conceptual insight and have less hands-on practice when compared to an apprenticeship. The advantage of many school programs is that you can often gain exposure to the latest technologies in the field, information that not every woodworker possesses.


Take Classes and Online Courses

As touched upon with the books and videos, you may want to grow specific skills that you haven’t gone over in your program. Separate classes and online courses can get you the instruction you desire to continually grow. For instance, CNC technology is used by many woodworking businesses to improve speed and precision in the production process. You can utilize CNC training opportunities to learn how to use the software and machines to aid your woodworking projects.