6-State Trooper Project Focused on Move Over Law

Ohio troopers issued 546 Move Over citations…….


COLUMBUS – The Ohio State Highway Patrol joined forces with members of the 6-State Trooper Project enforcing and raising awareness about the Move Over law from July 18 through July 24. The high-visibility campaign included the Indiana State Police, Kentucky State Police, Michigan State Police, Pennsylvania State Police, West Virginia State Police, and the Ohio State Highway Patrol.

During the initiative, Ohio troopers issued 546 Move Over citations and educated motorists about the state’s Move Over law. The entire initiative issued over 1,000 Move Over citations across the six partnering states.

Ohio law requires all drivers to move over to an adjacent lane when approaching any vehicle with flashing or rotating lights parked on the roadside. If moving over is not possible due to traffic or weather conditions, or because a second lane does not exist, motorists should slow down and proceed with caution. The Move Over law now exists in all 50 states.

The 6-State Trooper Project is a multi-state law enforcement partnership aimed at providing combined and coordinated law enforcement and security services in the areas of highway safety, criminal patrol, and information sharing.


6 State -  Move Over

Quilt Day at the Wood County Fair

2021 is the Bicentennial of Wood County Celebration

The 2021 Wood County Fair Quilt Show will be August 5th  starting at 11 A.M. and closing at 7 P.M. in the new pavilion on the Wood County Fairgrounds. This year’s quilt theme is related to the Bicentennial of Wood County and historic patriotic quilts. The day will include  continuous demonstrations by quilt clubs in Wood County including Prairie Depot of Wayne, Maumee Bay Country Quilters from Northern Wood County, Black Swamp Quilts who meet in Bowling Green. The day will feature demonstrations on a variety of topics.

At 1:30 p.m. the Quilting Eagles of Pemberville will present a salute to veterans and red, white and blue quilts. Discover how their projects pay tribute to veterans in their community with these gorgeous creations. At 3:30 p.m Gretchen Schultz, expert quilter, will discuss historic fabrics, feed sacks and the influence they have had in quilts over the years and examples of how they have used in quilts. At 5:30 p.m. Jennifer Morlock, Black Swamp Quilters, will present Inspiring  Creativity with Fabric and Thread.  Your creativity will be inspired by the many different projects and ideas shared by this talented demonstrator. Fabric and thread and creativity combines can be more than just inspirations so see what Jenny has created over the last year and you will be amazed at the possibilities.

This is a one day show with no competition and is open to anyone who wishes to share a quilt they made of received as a home created gift. Enter a quilt and receive a free Thursday pass to the fair or if you are a senior citizen you get in free on Thursday. Register your quilt or quilted items, small or large, by returning the completed entry form to Wood County Agricultural Society P.O. Box 146 Bowling Green, Ohio 43402 or dropping off the completed form in the entry building on the fairgrounds at 13860 W. Poe Road, BG or call 419-352-0441.  Or register on line at: https://tinyurl.com/woodcountyquiltdayform

Bring entered items to the Pavilion on the fairgrounds between 8:00 and 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, August 5, 2021.  Enter as many items as desired however you will receive one pass or one chance to win a door prize. Entrant must retain the ticket stub to claim the quilted item.  Entrant need not be the originator of the quilted item. Show is sponsored by Wood County Agricultural Society and volunteers.

                         Email:   dherringshaw@metalink.net  with any questions.

St. Luke’s Celebrates 124 Years of Ministry

Celebrating our 124th Anniversary of ministry on July 25th!

St Luke’s Lutheran Church, North Baltimore, Sunday Worship, July 25, 2021, in person and live on Facebook @ 10:15 am @ Facebook.com/stlukesnb/  No mask is required if you have been vaccinated.  

If you have not been vaccinated, we request that you wear a mask for the safety of yourself and others.  Communion will be shared using safe handling protocols.

                                                        All are welcome!


Chance to win prize money, recording studio session, and live performance at MCPA…..

Findlay, OH (July, 2021) – Marathon Center for the Performing Arts (MCPA) in collaboration with United Way of Hancock County (UWHC) invites vocalists and bands from the 419-area code to submit a short sample of their music for a chance to participate in the 419 Sings virtual talent competition sponsored by First National Bank.

Sixteen finalists will be selected to compete against each other through a virtual platform over a five-week period beginning in September for the chance to win: $2,500, a recording studio session with Stone Soup Recording Studio in Maumee, OH and their own live performance at the Marathon Center for the Performing Arts.

“MCPA actively seeks out new talent and we look forward to shining a light on our regional musicians, both known and yet-to-be-discovered,” says Heather Clow, executive director of the Marathon Center for the Performing Arts.

“The pandemic hit us all hard last year, especially human services and the arts. Both are equally vital to build a thriving community,” said Angela DeBoskey, CEO of United Way, “This project allows us to work together to improve our community and reminds us that together we are stronger.”

There is no cost to submit, and potential participants must be at least 18-years old and live in one of the 419 area code counties. These counties include Allen, Ashland, Auglaize, Crawford, Drake, Defiance, Erie, Fulton, Hancock, Hardin, Henry, Holmes, Huron, Lucas, Marion, Mercer, Morrow, Ottawa, Paulding, Putnam, Richland, Sandusky, Seneca, Van Wert, Wayne, Williams, Wood and Wyandot.

For detailed submission instructions, visit https://liveunitedhancockcounty.org/419Sings beginning July 19 through August 13.

The top 30 performances will be selected by a panel organized by MCPA, United Way and First National Bank the week of August 16. Those 30 performances will then be reviewed by a distinguished panel of industry-connected judges who will select the 16 participants for the 419 Sings competition.

Judges reviewing the top 30 submissions are: John “Scott” Lavender, professional musician, and music educator with over 40 years in the industry and 30 years as musical director for musicians such as Johnny Mathis, Toni Tennille and Glen Yarbrough; Donna S. Collins, Ohio Arts Council Executive Director and board member of the National Assembly of State Arts Agencies; Michael Cavanaugh, musician and Broadway performer hand-picked by Billy Joel to star in the musical Movin’ Out; Sam Bartlett, talent agent with ICM Partners, New York, NY; Marielle Kraft, Nashville singer, songwriter and winner of the 2018 Mid Atlantic Songwriting Competition.

The competition begins Wednesday, Sept. 15, during a Facebook live event, when the 16 finalists and their submissions are revealed, and the public is invited to view and vote for their favorite performance on the United Way website. One dollar equals one vote, and the public may vote as many times as they want. The following Wednesday, the eight receiving the most votes will continue to the next round and the cycle will repeat until the winner is selected on Wednesday, October 13.

All proceeds from the event will benefit MCPA and United Way and its partner agencies.

GOST 2021 Car Show Information

North Main Street North Baltimore Ohio – July 31, 2021


—$15.00 Registration Fee

On Walnut Street & North Main Street down (Enter at Cherry Street/North Main Street by Powell Elementary.

See Map RIGHT >>>>>>>

GOST 2021 Car Show Map/Directions

—For more information:
Tim Pelton at 419.857.1268/
Paul King at 419.575.3597/
Mike Soltis at 419.806.2116/

—Music by DJ Larry Reese
—Classic Slot Car Races
Pro-Tinker Toys
—Festival & Organizers not responsible for any damage at event

—Posters printed by
North Baltimore, Ohio

July 31, 2021
Registration – 8:30 Am till 11 Am
Car Show – 11 Am till 3:30 Pm
Awards – 3 Pm
Good Ole Summertime Festival


With Trucks, Tractors, Jeeps and Cycles too!



BVHS to Host Virtual Presentation

“Managing Menopause: Understanding the Different Stages of Menopause”

Blanchard Valley Health System (BVHS) will host “Managing Menopause: Understanding the Different Stages of Menopause” virtual presentation, a part of the 2021 virtual “Live and Learn” Facebook Live series.

Dr. William Kose, the vice president of special projects, will host this event. Guests include Molly Senokozlieff, MD, a physician with the Blanchard Valley Obstetrics & Gynecology, and Jodi Bollenbacher, PA-C, a physician assistant with Blanchard Valley Obstetrics & Gynecology. The presentation will discuss the different stages of menopause and available treatments to relieve symptoms of menopause.

Dr. Molly Senokozlieff, MD


The presentation will discuss the different stages of menopause and available treatments to relieve symptoms of menopause.

Jodi Bollenbacher, PA-C


The Facebook Live event will take place on Wednesday, July 21, from noon to 1p.m. and will be streamed on the health system’s Facebook page, http://facebook.com/BlanchardValleyHealthSystem/. Community members can “like” the corporate Facebook account of BVHS and visit the page to watch live. If you are in need of assistance, call 419.423.5551.

Questions can be submitted prior to the livestream via email to community@ bvhealthsystem.org or by calling 419.423.5551.

Wetland Restoration Dedications Today (7/16)

ODNR to Dedicate Two H2Ohio Wetland Projects in Northwest Ohio

COLUMBUS, Ohio – After more than a year of planning and work, the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) will be dedicating two H2Ohio wetland projects in Northwest Ohio.  The Fruth Outdoor Center Wetland Restoration project in Seneca County and the Redhorse Bend Wetland Restoration in Sandusky County were completed as part of Governor Mike DeWine’s H2Ohio initiative to help reduce sediment and nutrients flowing to the Western Lake Erie Basin. 

• WHAT: H2Ohio Wetland Restoration Dedications

• WHO: Ohio Department of Natural Resources Director Mary Mertz
             Seneca County Park District Director Sarah Betts
             Black Swamp Conservancy Director Rob Krain

            Fruth Outdoor Center Wetland Restoration Location:

            Redhorse Bend Preserve Wetland Restoration Location: 

• WHEN: Friday, July 16, 2021
               10:30 a.m. – Fruth Outdoor Center Wetland Restoration
               1:00 p.m. – Redhorse Bend Preserve Wetland Restoration  

These events are entirely outdoors, and each will include a walking tour of the site.   
Please dress appropriately for the conditions and the weather. Close-toed shoes and full-length pants are strongly recommended.  After the site tour at Fruth Outdoor Center Wetland Restoration, guests are welcome to stay for lunch. 
H2Ohio is Governor Mike DeWine’s initiative to ensure safe and clean water in Ohio. It is a comprehensive, data-driven approach to improving water quality over the long term. H2Ohio focuses on encouraging agricultural best management practices, restoring, and enhancing wetlands, and replacing home septic systems to reduce nutrients that contribute to harmful algal blooms. For more information on the H2Ohio initiative, please visit h2.ohio.gov.

Farm Science Review 2021

Back this year for an in-person show…..

LONDON, Ohio—Ever want to climb into the cockpit of a plane and glide over a field? 

At this year’s Farm Science Review Sept. 21–23, visitors will have that chance without leaving the grassy ground under them. 

The upcoming, annual farm trade show will offer a series of virtual reality experiences such as operating a crop duster, high-tech planters, combines, and other equipment.

Sitting in a mini IMAX-type theater, visitors to FSR can watch videos projected on a domed screen around them. They’ll get an expansive view—a bit wider than peripheral vision—so they can feel as if they’re flying a plane. Or riding a high-tech planter. Or peering into a beehive.  

Ever want to climb into the cockpit of a plane and glide over a field? At this year’s Farm Science Review Sept. 21–23, visitors will have that chance without leaving the grassy ground under them

To film the videos, Ohio State University Extension educators mounted cameras to various spots on planters, tractors, combines, and other vehicles, so viewers can get a perspective they wouldn’t normally get. 

“It’s a little bit like having a bug’s eye view of all of these places,” said Brooke Beam, Extension educator in Highland County. OSU Extension is the outreach arm of The Ohio State University College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences (CFAES), which hosts FSR.

One of the videos was taken by drones that flew over fields throughout the state to highlight the variety in Ohio agriculture: different crops, diverse soil types, and an assortment of terrain. 

“Young people will find the technology really enthralling,” said Nick Zachrich, FSR manager. “But also, experienced farmers or producers will get a view they don’t normally get—a view of what someone else is doing. Then, they can see if it might be something useful for their own operations.”

Having an immersive theater experience is one of the new offerings at the upcoming, three-day FSR. Last year, the show was exclusively virtual as a result of the pandemic. This year’s show will be in person, but some talks and demonstrations will be livestreamed from the Molly Caren Agricultural Center near London, Ohio. And many of the talks will also be recorded so people can watch them online as well from their phones, tablets, or laptops. 

A new marketplace pavilion will offer visitors a chance to try products that smaller businesses in food and agriculture are promoting, such as a dairy that might be starting a type of ice cream or a specialty cheese. 

In its third year, FSR’s Career Exploration Fair will be both in person and online. On Sept. 22, the in-person career fair will be held from 10 a.m. to noon. During the same time frame on Sept. 24, people can go to fsr.osu.edu for a virtual opportunity to learn about careers in agriculture. 

“Being able to be there on-site and part of a crowd will be very inviting to people,” Zachrich said of this year’s show. “It’s a good opportunity to get away from the farm for the day.”

FSR hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 21–22 and 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 23. Tickets for the event are $7 online and at OSU Extension county offices and participating agribusinesses, or $10 at the gate. Children ages 5 and under are free. For tickets and more information about FSR, visit fsr.osu.edu.

Lake Erie in the Spotlight During Governor’s Fish Ohio Day

Ohio’s portion of Lake Erie boasts the best walleye fishing in the country….

(COLUMBUS, Ohio)—Thursday, Ohio Governor Mike DeWine and Lt. Governor Jon Husted highlighted the importance of protecting Lake Erie and the lake’s fishery during the 41st Governor’s Fish Ohio Day. Governor DeWine and Lt. Governor Husted were joined by Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) Director Mary Mertz and other leaders from the conservation community to commemorate the annual event.

Fish Ohio Day 1

The event is co-sponsored by the Lake Erie Charter Boat Association, Lake Erie Shores & Islands, and the Ohio Department of Natural Resources’ Division of Wildlife. Participants in the day’s festivities enjoyed walleye fishing on Ohio’s Great Lake thanks to 19 licensed charter boat captains who donated their boats for use during the event.

“Fish Ohio Day provides a great opportunity to experience the world-class fishing on Lake Erie,” said Governor DeWine. “This also gives us a chance to highlight the excellent work and partnerships that are needed to keep Lake Erie healthy and its fish populations bountiful.”

Lake Erie is a premier outdoor recreation destination. Ohio’s portion of Lake Erie boasts the best walleye fishing in the country and has an estimated population of 95.5 million walleye aged 2 or older.

The health of Lake Erie is a top priority for Governor DeWine’s administration through the H2Ohio initiative which aims to develop long-term, sustainable solutions to improve water quality in Lake Erie and its tributaries.

Fish Ohio Day began in 1979 by Governor James A. Rhodes. The event’s focus has remained about conservation and management of the Lake Erie fishery. More information about Lake Erie fishing is available at wildohio.gov.


to be hosted at the Wood County Museum…..

The Wood County Museum has partnered with Toledo Aerial Media (TAM) for a fun and unique fundraising event. The Drone Golf Ball Drop occurs on August 22, 2021 at 3:00 PM on the grounds of the Wood County Museum, following the Living History Day event.

Here’s how it works: Purchase a golf ball for $15 each or 3 balls for $30. Golf balls can be purchased online at woodcountyhistory.org , at the museum, or at the Living History Day event. A Toledo Aerial Media (TAM) drone will drop numbered foam golf balls onto the yard. The three golf balls closest to the pin/in the hole will win prizes, as well as the furthest ball away from the hole!

1st In Hole/Closest: $500
2nd Closest: $250
3rd Closest: $100
Furthest from Hole: $50

You do not have to be present to win. The Golf Ball Drop is limited to 500 golf balls. Golf balls will be sold up until 2:30pm on August 22 or until sold out.

In the case of inclement weather, the drone golf ball drop will be rescheduled.

Drone Golf Ball Drop performed by Toledo Aerial Media (TAM)

Proceeds go to the Wood County Historical Society to help support educational programs, future exhibits, and collections management.

Questions can be directed to the museum at any time by calling 419-352-0967 or email marketing@woodcountyhistory.org

Photo courtesy of Toledo Aerial Media (TAM)