Senator Brown to Lead Reading


WASHINGTON, DC — WEDNESDAY, U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) will lead a bipartisan reading of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Letter from Birmingham Jail on the floor of the United States Senate chamber.

 In April 1963, Dr. King penned the letter from his cell at the Birmingham Jail, where he and other protestors were detained for leading a series of nonviolent protests and boycotts in Birmingham to put pressure on the business community to end discriminatory hiring practices. He wrote the letter as a response to eight white clergymen from Alabama, who had urged him to abandon his efforts in Birmingham, calling his protests “unwise and untimely”. Dr. King rejected the notion that African-Americans should remain patient in the struggle to shed the bonds of oppression and daily indignities inflicted by Jim Crow laws in the South. In his letter, he famously responded, “Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.”

 Brown participated in the bipartisan reading last year when it was led by former Sen. Doug Jones (D-AL), who asked Brown to continue this tradition.

 Joining Brown for the letter reading will be: Sens. Lisa Murkowski (R-AK), Pat Toomey (R-PA), Bill Cassidy (R-LA), Catherine Cortez Masto (D-NV), Alex Padilla (D-CA), and Rev. Raphael Warnock (D-GA).




U.S. Sens. Sherrod Brown (D-OH), Lisa Murkowski (R-AK), Pat Toomey (R-PA), Bill Cassidy (R-LA), Catherine Cortez Masto (D-NV), Alex Padilla (D-CA), and Rev. Raphael Warnock (D-GA).




Third annual bipartisan reading of the Letter from Birmingham Jail in the Senate chamber




Tomorrow, Wednesday, April 14, 2020 at 2:00 P.M.




The U.S. Senate Chamber livestream is available here.


The video will also be streamed live to Senator Brown’s official social media accounts on Twitter (@SenSherrodBrown) and Facebook.

UPDATED: Backroad Madhouse Reptile Supply Co.

Stop in at 127 South Main Street. Normal Sunday hours are 11am-4pm

by Sue Miklovic

Today(4/11/2021) is Day 2 of this weekend’s Open House at 127 South Main  Street, North Baltimore. Backroad Madhouse Reptile Supply Company has been open since January 16, 2021. 

Owner Richard  Stevenson and his wife Julie were on hand when I stopped in Saturday afternoon to visit.  Co-Owner is Angel Johnson. Mr. Stevenson said he is happy with how things have been going since they opened their door for business.

Julie and Richard Stevenson with two of their many snakes and lizards. They have bedding, heaters, lights, kits, and accessories as well as a nice assortment of reptiles, amphibians, insects, and much more.
Julie introduces one of her special snakes.
Look at all the colors on this red eyed frog.

Richard told me he loves when he gets the opportunity to educate others, including groups and clubs, about his reptiles and other exotic pets available for sale at the business.

The Stevensons have 20 years experience with reptiles, and Richard has been breeding for fifteen years. Not only does he have this business, he also participates in  a once-a-month Exotic  Reptile Expo in Fremont, held at Terra Community College. 

The fish they have at the store are mainly feeders. Richard also said, “We don’t have anything furry that’s not food”

The owners are passionate and enthusiastic about their new venture. Stop in and welcome them to North Baltimore.

We wish the owners Richard and Angel much success!

Continues Friday > Godzilla vs. KONG in Downtown NB!!!

ALL SEATS only $5.00!!!

The Virginia Theater in Downtown North Baltimore, Ohio

Friday 7 pm,
Sat & Sunday 1,4,7 pm
runs till April 11
The epic next chapter in the cinematic Monsterverse will put two of the greatest iconic creatures in motion picture history against each other.
As the title suggests, the fearsome Godzilla will face the mighty King Kong, with humanity caught in the balance.
It is unclear whether the two would end up fighting as a team against some other creature, or one of them would fall in the defeat from the battle with the winner emerging as King of the Monsters.

Wood County Park District Programs

Spring into Nature!….


April 2021

Wood County Park District parks & preserves are open
daily from 8:00 am until 30 minutes past sunset.
Activities & Adventures
Go Green
Find the Go Green passport for inspiration, tips, and tricks to participate in Earth-friendly practices. We can all be good stewards of the Earth.
Earn a set of Bamboo Utensils by visiting parks and accomplishing at-home green action steps.
Photo Contest
Take pictures in the parks and be a part of the fun. Photo submission deadline: November 30, 2021.
Cash prizes sponsored by the Friends of the Parks. Friends of the Parks webpage
Get the ‘wcparks’ app.
Earth Day Upcycle Contests
Register by April 1
Send photos by April 15
During the Great Depression, nothing went to waste. If families needed something, they would either make it, fix it or make do. People would mend clothing and fix furniture to stretch the family budget. Connect to the past and evoke the spirit of the Great Depression by upcycling an item in your own home. Whether it is updating an old piece of furniture, repurposing an item in your home, or creating a new piece of clothing, send Carter Historic Farm a photo of the initial item and your completed project. Photos will be uploaded to Facebook for voting and winners will receive a prize!
Slacklining Workshop
Monday, April 5,
Wednesday, April 7,
and Friday, April 9: 3:30 – 5:30 pm
W.W. Knight Nature Preserve
29530 White Road, Perrysburg
Learn a new way to play outdoors through slacklining, a modern balancing sport! It is a sport similar to yet distinct from tightrope walking. Join instructors from The Right Direction youth development program in this 3-day introductory course designed for ages 10-17. You’ll learn a variety of movement-based skills in a fun and friendly environment. Please plan on attending all three programs, as skills will build upon each session.
Program fee: $20, or $17 for Friends of the Parks members.
Birdsong I.D.
Wednesday, April 7
5:00 – 6:00 pm
Learning bird songs can seem daunting, but we’ll look at ways to improve your skills through field experience and the use of technology to learn some common bird songs.
Timberdoodle Trek
Thursday, April 8
7:45 – 9:00 pm
W.W. Knight Nature Preserve
29530 White Rd, Perrysburg
As the sun sets a very special bird begins preparing for one the best aerial courtship displays in North America. He goes by names such as: bogsucker, timberdoodle, mudbat and many more. No dogs permitted. This will be a twilight hike under a half moon. There may be walking on soft wet trails. There may be walking off trails.
Birdsong I.D. Field Session
Friday, April 9
10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Bradner Preserve
11491 Fostoria Rd, Bradner
Follow up the bird song ID presentation with a field session listening in the field. We’ll look to familiarize ourselves with early spring residents that are singing to establish breeding territories and communicate with mates or potential mates.
Depression-era Recipe Club
Saturday, April 10
1:00 – 2:00 pm
Experience new recipes with the Carter Historic Farm. Cook the shared Depression-era recipe prior to the event, then join us online for a social hour to snack, share your experience with the recipe, and talk about what, if any, changes you would expect in a modern recipe. Recipe will be selected based on 1930s healthy diet guidelines and will be shared one week in advance, so registering early is recommended.
Wild Skills:
Survival Shelter Building
Thursday, April 15
6:00 – 7:30 pm
W.W. Knight Nature Preserve
29530 White Rd, Perrysburg
Protecting yourself from the environment is arguably the most important part of making it out of a wilderness survival situation. Learn the basics of construction and insulation then build your own debris shelter using only materials found in nature.
Hiking for Health
Friday, April 16
10:00 – 11:30 am
Bradner Preserve
11491 Fostoria Rd, Bradner
Join a naturalist for exercise and the wonder of watching the seasonal changes. The hikes will offer a true mind-body connection. Sign up for one week or all.
Public Climbing
Saturday, April 17
10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Sawyer Quarry Preserve
26940 Lime City Road, Perrysburg
Did you know that there is a place for outdoor climbing in Wood County? Join us for an adventure at Sawyer Quarry Nature Preserve. Learn the basics of top-rope climbing from the adventure staff and try your hand at the walls in the quarry. All equipment is provided by Wood County Parks. The program is designed for ages 14 and up.
Program fee: $15, or $12 for members of the Friends of the Parks
Mountain Bike Skills Camp: Bike Fit & Body Positioning for Kids
Sunday, April 18
11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Rudolph Bike Park
26940 Lime City Road, Perrysburg
Take your bike skills to the next level with The Right Direction youth development program pro instructors. Your connection to the bike is crucial to your safety and enjoyment out on the trail and track – don’t overlook this essential skill! Each technique will be broken down into manageable steps with challenges designed to build confidence and biking skill. A properly-fitting helmet and mountain bike are required. Ages 6-13. Masks are required for all participants age six and older and social distancing of 6-10 feet from other participants/units will be observed.
Spring Wildflower Walk
Wednesday, April 21
6:45 – 8:00 pm
Sawyer Quarry Preserve
26940 Lime City Road, Perrysburg
Woodland wildflowers put on a brief but beautiful show on the forest floor. Join us for a naturalist-led stroll to see who is starring this month. Learn why these flowers are called ephemerals.
Archery Skills:
Rainbow and Arrow
Saturday, April 24
10:00 – 11:30 am
Arrowwood Archery Range
11126 Linwood Rd, Bowling Green
Improve your archery skills through this short, beginner-friendly instructional program, focusing on the steps of shooting and consistency. Make progress you can see, as we create some archery-art using our newfound skills. All archery equipment is provided, personal gear welcome (inspected at program). Participants must be 10 or older to attend. Minors must be accompanied by a legal guardian. Canvas available, but bring a small canvas, shirt, poster, or anything you’d like splatter-painted! Please register attending archer only. Masks are required for all participants age six and older and social distancing of 6-10 feet from other participants/units will be observed.
Program fee: $5, or $3 for Friends of the Parks members.
Nature Play | Forest Forts!
Saturday, April 24
9:00 am – 12:00 pm
W.W. Knight Nature Preserve
29530 White Rd, Perrysburg
Free-play in nature is beneficial for a child’s mental, physical and social development. Bring your child age 3-6 to the Nature Play Area and play the natural way! A focused project, song, or activity will serve as a guide to creativity, critical thinking, choice-challenges and play! Please register participating child only. Adults must stay for the duration of the program. Masks are required for all participants age six and older and social distancing of 6-10 feet from other participants/units will be observed.
Full Pink Moon Walk
Monday, April 26; 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
William Henry Harrison Park
644 Bierley Ave, Pemberville
Enjoy a gentle stroll under the Full Pink moon as we learn moon lore and look and listen for nocturnal wildlife. No dogs permitted.
Hiking for Health
Friday, April 30; 10:00 – 11:30 am
Cedar Creeks Preserve
4575 Walbridge Rd, Northwood
Join a naturalist for exercise and the wonder of watching the seasonal changes. The hikes will offer a true mind-body connection. Sign up for one week or all.

UPDATED: NB Legion Covid Shots Coming in April

Contact Wood County Health Department to sign up…..

Covid-19 vaccine shots will be available by appointment at North Baltimore American Legion Post #539 on April 6 and April 27, 2021 from  10:00am-1:00pm. Appointments can be made now. Contact Wood County Health Department to sign up.


Bowling Green, Ohio


Info Submitted by John Harden

Friends of the Library: Fabric, Fiber, and More

Donate your unused craft materials, fibers, fabrics and more to the NB Library for a sale!

The Friends of the North Baltimore Library are announcing a unique opportunity to clean out your craft closet and donate to a great cause at the same time.

Got yarn?


wrapping paper, yearn, fabric, unused paint brushes, craft paints, and more welcome….

NB Kindergarten Registration Time!

A parent meeting will be held on April 14th at 5:00pm OR 6:30pm….

Attention Parents/Guardians:

Kindergarten registration for 2021/2022 school year opens March 1st. Registration can be completed on Final Forms and documents will need to be taken to Kelly West at the Board Office.
A parent meeting will be held on April 14th at 5:00pm OR 6:30pm. You can sign up for a time at the Board Office when turning in forms.
Required Documents for Registration:
– Birth Certificate
– Social Security Card
– Proof of Residency
– Driver’s License
– Shot Record
– Custody Papers (if applicable)  
If you have any questions, please contact Kelly West at 419-257- 3531.

Today (Thursday) at NOON – Virtual History Program of Wood County

*This is a rescheduled event from March 11, 2021*


*This is a rescheduled event from March 11, 2021*
Join the North Baltimore Public Library & the Wood County Museum on the second Thursday of each month for a Virtual History Program of Wood County.
Education Coordinator, Mike McMaster will present:

The History of Wood County – by the way of the life of Charles Evers (Part 1)
Learn about the history of Wood County as told through the experience of newspaperman Charles Evers. This program covers the settling of the Evers family in Wood County to the period Charles Evers was Sheriff. The historical roots of many of Evers’ tales are revealed.
For help with joining the talk, contact the North Baltimore Public Library
(419) 257-3621

“Project Connect” Coming in April

Project Connect Wood County to hold drive thru events in April. Registration is required to attend…..

BOWLING GREEN – Project Connect Wood County to hold drive thru events in April.

Project Connect Wood County is typically a one-day, one-stop event that provides a broad range of direct services to individuals and families at risk of or experiencing homelessness or poverty.

This year, because of the pandemic, Wood County Project Connect is offering three socially distanced, drive-thru events in April. These events will offer information on services for Wood County residents in need as well as free groceries and personal care items. The events will be held at:

  • Bridge Fellowship 111 N. Tarr St., North Baltimore on 4/9/21 from 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM
  • Mom’s Mobile Mission 12282 Jefferson St., Perrysburg on 4/9/21 from 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM
  • Woodland Mall 1234 N. Main St., Bowling Green on 4/16/21 from 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Registration is required to attend. Call 419-379-1786 to leave a voicemail or register online any time at

The Project Connect Team is asking for the public’s help to secure donations of bags of groceries, personal care kits, or donations of gift cards or monetary donations for the April drive-through events.

Completed bags of nonperishable groceries can be delivered to Peace Lutheran Church (1021 W Wooster St., Bowling Green) on Wednesdays from 9am-8pm, Saturdays from 10am-4pm, and Sundays from 12pm-5pm through March 13.

Personal care kits are being accepted for drop-off at The Fringe at the Woodland Mall (1234 N Main St., Bowling Green) during the following times: Monday through Saturday from 10am-9pm and Sundays from 12pm-5pm. A marked bin will be available when The Fringe is closed.

Checks and gift cards may be dropped off or mailed to the United Way office at 111 S Main St, Bowling Green, OH 43402. Checks can be made out to “United Way Wood County”. Please write “Project Connect” in the memo line.

For more information about what to include in the grocery bags or hygiene kits, see the Project Connect Wood County Facebook page or email

Easter Drive-In Sunrise Service in NB

NB High School Parking Lot at 7:00am…..

Some members of North Baltimore’s Community of Christian Faith have planned an Easter Sunrise service, taking place at the NBHS Parking Lot on Easter morning, Sunday April 4th at 7:00am.

The service will include a gathering for worship, meditation and song on our Lord’s resurrection and our hope.

After the service, there will be an Egg Hunt for the kids in attendance.

ALL are Welcome!

No “50 Year Club” this year

Group to disband….

Due to the recent passing of Cathy Eninger, who was spearheading the 50 Year Club for last few years, and the resignation of Larry Slaughterbeck  who assisted, the event is cancelled. 

The 50 Year Club was an annual luncheon meeting of NBHS Alumni who celebrated graduating 50 years and more. It is believed to have begun in 1965.