A Romantic Rendezvous

Remember “The Love Boat” ??Celebrate love with a Caribbean cruise….

(Family Features) Whether you’re celebrating a milestone anniversary or simply looking for a getaway with your significant other, a seemingly always popular option is a romantic cruise.

Gavin MacLeod (“Captain Stubing”) and Jill Whelan (the Captain’s daughter “Vicki”)

Next year, there is an opportunity to enjoy the luxuries of an ocean-going vacation while joining a potentially record-setting crowd to reaffirm your love with your partner. In February 2020, international premium cruise line Princess Cruises hopes to set a world record, hosting the largest renewal of vows ceremony at sea over Valentine’s Day.

Gavin MacLeod, who portrayed the endearing “Captain Stubing” in “The Love Boat,” and Jill Whelan, his television daughter “Vicki,” will officiate and host the ceremony onboard Regal Princess. Setting sail Feb. 9, 2020, the cruise will begin in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, with ports including Ocho Rios, Jamaica; Grand Cayman; Cozumel, Mexico; and Princess Cays, Bahamas.

“Come aboard with me as we’re searching for couples to renew their vows and set a world record for the largest vow renewal at sea,” MacLeod said. “I’m honored to be officiating this ceremony and can’t think of a better way to commemorate a couple’s love than by reaffirming their commitment to one another onboard the ‘Love Boat’ over Valentine’s Day.”

Contact your travel advisor and find more information at princess.com.

Princess Cruises

NBHS Fall 2019 Varsity Schedules

North Baltimore Varsity Football, Volleyball, Golf, Cross Country

Varsity Football

8/17Edgerton (scrimmage)Away10:00 a
8/23Antwerp (scrimmage)Home6:00 p
8/30ElmwoodAway7:00 p
9/6AyersvilleHome7:00 p
9/13Cory-RawsonHome7:00 p
9/20CrestlineAway7:00 p
9/27VanlueAway7:00 p
10/4Van BurenHome7:00 p
10/11McComb (Homecoming)Home7:00 p
10/18Arcadia (Senior Night)Home7:00 p
10/25Liberty BentonAway7:00 p
11/1RiverdaleAway7:00 p


Varsity/JV Volleyball
8/17ContinentalAway12:00 p
8/20WoodmoreHome5:30 p
8/22ElmwoodAway5:30 p
8/26Hardin NorthernAway5:30 p
8/27ArlingtonHome5:30 p
8/29Toledo ScottAway6:00 p
8/31Upper Scioto ValleyHome9:30 a
9/3Ottawa HillsAway5:30 p
9/4McCombAway5:30 p
9/9VanlueHome5:30 p
9/11BlufftonAway5:30 p
9/14Liberty CenterHome10:00 a
9/16Van BurenHome5:30 p
9/18Liberty BentonHome5:30 p
9/21Waynesfield GoshenHome9:30 a
9/23RiverdaleAway5:30 p
9/25LeipsicHome5:30 p
9/30ArcadiaAway5:30 p
10/2Cory-Rawson (sr night)Home5:30 p
10/7Pandora-GilboaAway5:30 p
10/8Temple ChristianAway5:30 p
10/10Patrick HenryAway5:30 p
Boys Golf
8/6Royal Invite (Birch Run)Home8:00 a
8/7Woodmore Invitational (Stone Ridge)Away8:30 a
8/9Lakota Golf InvitationalAway8:00 a
8/12Patrick Henry Invitational (Pike Run)Away9:00 a
8/14GibsonburgHome10:00 a
8/15Lake (Hidden Hills)Away10:00 a
8/20Riverdale/VB (Sycamore Springs)Away4:30 p
8/26Arcadia/Leipsic (Lakeland GC)Away4:30 p
8/28Otsego (Stone Ridge)Away4:30 p
9/3Arlington/McCombHome4:30 p
9/5Ayersville (Moose Landing CC)Away4:30 p
9/7Tiger InvitationalHome8:00 a
9/9Liberty Benton (Sycamore Springs)Away4:30 p
9/12HolgateHome4:30 p
9/14Clyde Invite (Green Hills)Away9:00 a
9/16BVC Tournament (FCC)Away9:00 a
9/21Allen East Tournament (Colonial GC)Away9:00 a
Girls Golf
8/7Royal Open (Birch Run)Home8:00 a
8/8Wapakoneta (Birch Run)Home10:00 a
8/13Allen East Tournament (Colonial GC)Away9:00 a
8/16Tiger Invite (Birch Run)Home8:00 a
8/20Patrick Henry (Birch Run)Home4:30 p
8/26Elmwood (Birch Run)Home3:45 p
8/27NWOGGL (Red Hawk)Away4:00 p
8/29Patrick Henry (Pike Run)Away4:30 p
9/5NWOGGL (Maumee Bay)Away10:00 a
9/11NWOGGL (Birch Run)Home4:00 p
9/17NWOGGL (Lost Creek)Away4:00 p
9/18NWOGGL (Fostoria CC)Away3:45 p
Cross Country
8/22Elmwood, McComb, Van BurenHome4:30 p
8/24Seneca East Tiger InviteAway8:30 a
9/7Archbold InviteAway9:00 a
9/12Riverdale InviteAway5:00 p
9/14Lakota InviteAway9:00 a
9/19CareyAway4:30 p
9/24Lima BathAway5:00 p
9/30Elmwood European Style (HS only)Away5:00 p
10/5Fostoria Booster InviteAway9:00 a

Representative Ghanbari Announces “Huddle with Haraz”

District Office Hours in Weston…



COLUMBUS – State Representative Haraz N. Ghanbari (R-Perrysburg) today announced his upcoming “Huddle with Haraz” open office hours. Social media is a useful tool to connect with constituents, business owners and visitors to our communities. Huddle with Haraz is another venue to share your thoughts and concerns on issues here in Wood County.

Representative Ghanbari is scheduled to be at the Weston Public Library located at 13153 Main St, Weston, OH 43569 on Tuesday, August 13th, from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. These office hours are open to the public and anyone is welcome to come and discuss issues in the district with Representative Ghanbari.

                What: Huddle with Haraz: Public office hours.

                Where: Weston Public Library – 13153 Main St, Weston, OH 43569

                When: August 13, 2019 from 12:00pm – 1:00pm.

There are no prescheduled appointments required to meet with Representative Ghanbari during office hours.

Market Hog “Queenie” –  Queen of the Wood County Fair

Congratulations to Sara Casey…….

On Tuesday, July 30, Sara Casey and her market hog, fondly named Queenie, took home the title of all titles – Grand Champion Market Hog.
Sara spent all summer working with three market pigs and a market goat. Her hard work and dedication has paid off with the highest honor possible. Between her three market hogs, Sara brought home the following titles:

Champion Berkshire

Champion Middle Weight Market Barrow

Reserve Champion Market Barrow

Third Overall Market Hog

Champion Heavy Weight Gilt

Champion Gilt

Grand Champion Market Hog

All three of Sara’s hogs were bred locally in Arlington, at S&K Showpigs (owner, Scott Stauffer). Those sponsoring Sara’s Grand Champion at the
4-H sale on Monday, August 5 were as follows:

Casey’s Sales & Service

North Baltimore American Legion Post 539

Hancock-Wood Electric Cooperative, Inc.

Ray Beck Pioneer Seeds

Mike Stacy Crop Insurance

Legacy Cooperative

First Federal Bank 

Griffith Farms

Griffith Landscaping 

NB Custom Cuts

Lyle Bursick Family

Hosler-Corbin Insurance 

Sara is a member of Country Paws 4-H Club and will be an 8th grader at North Baltimore Middle School. She and Queenie enjoyed an unforgettable week together in the Champion Barn at the fairgrounds!

Sara with her barn banner display and her dad, Jim Casey
Sara and her market goat, Kirby 
Sara with Ivy
Sara and Ollie
Sara with market hog judge, Nathan Day
Sara showing Queenie
Sara and her awards
Sara with some of her sponsors- First Federal Bank, Legacy Cooperative, Casey’s Sales and Service and Hancock-Wood Electric 
Sara and Queenie

Sara is the daughter of Jim and Mary Casey and the granddaughter of Mike and Diane Julien and Ned and Sharon Casey, all of North Baltimore. 

submitted by Mary Casey

congratulations, sara casey. Job Well done!

TheNBXpress invites other North Baltimore area youth to submit a few pictures and paragraphs about their Wood County Fair Adventures to share with our readers. Send an e-mail to:  editor@theNBXpress.com, or leave a message on our facebook page: NBXpress 

GOS Pet Show Results

Well-behaved pets shared at the Pet Show…..

Thanks to all 15 kids who came with their pets – clean & well-behaved!  Special thanks to Sebastian Fackler and his Lab, Clover, who were late for the dog competition because they were waiting on a train!  Another great Pet Show enjoyed by everyone!


1st Place – Anna Burrell age 9 with Jasmine a 7 week old Great Dane

2nd Place –Chance Frey age 11 with Grizzly a 3 month old Australian Shepherd Pit Mix

3rd Place – Leah Trout age 9 with Brady a 7 year old Pug


1st Place – Ashlyn Coup age 7 with Pearl an 8 month old mixed Siamese

2nd Place – Kale McDonald age 10 with Jax a 1 year old Siamese

3rd Place – Ava Burrell age 6 with 1 year old KitKat

Other Pets-

1st Place – Allie Engard age 8 with Hermit Crab – Shelly Seamore

2nd Place – Riley Engard age 11 with Hermit Crab – Salty Gary

3rd Place – Rilex Livingston age 6 with Guinea Pig – Zeek

Congratulations to All!

Chance Frey with Grizzly
Anna Burrell with Jasmine


Allie & Riley Engard with hermit crabs


Rilex Livingston holding Zeke


Ashlyn Coup with Mom, Teri, holding Pearl
Leah Trout with Brady


Sarah Ryanne with Collie, Piper


Jon & Mason Brim’s Mini-Dachshund, Roxy



TOMORROW: Hoytville UMC Plans Ice Cream Social

Everything is home made…..

Hoytville United Methodist Church will be having an Ice Cream Social on Saturday, July 27, 2019 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the HYCO building next to church. 

Everything is home made.  The menu items consist of Chicken, Barbecue Beef, Hot Dog sandwiches, Potato Salad, Baked Beans, Noodles, Pie, Cake, and beverage along with several flavors of ice cream “made from scratch – not a mix”. 

Carry out is available at the church.  Any questions, please call the church at 419-278-6624 and leave a message.  We will return the call as soon as possible or e-mail  hoytumc@gmail.com.

GOST 2019 BINGO for Cub Scouts

Cub Scout Pack #372 in conjunction with NB Gleaner Arbor #461 hosting GOST Bingo. 

North Baltimore Cub Scout Pack #372 in conjunction with North Baltimore Gleaner Arbor #461 will again be hosting the GOST Bingo. 

Bingo will run from 1 till 6 pm in the Fire Hall.

This year all games will be 3 bingo cards for $1. Most games will be split the pot game with special Bingo’s approximately every half hour.  For the special Bingo games the prizes will be a $20 gift certificate to a local merchant and Gleaner items.

At approximately 5:30 pm we will start a cover all bingo for the grand prize. Each participant will be limited to 3 cards only for the final bingo and the price will be $1 per card with a 3 card limit per person.

The grand prize this year will be a Samsung 43” Smart TV and a Costco Gold Membership, these prizes are valued at a grand total of $380. 

Children 15 and under must play with an adult.

Cold pop and water will also be available for sale during Bingo for $1 each.

All proceeds from the Bingo will go to Pack #372’s future activities.

Innovate Ohio: State  Calls for Businesses to Help Shape In-Demand Jobs List

Launches Business Tool,…..

(COLUMBUS, Ohio)— InnovateOhio and the Governor’s Office of Workforce Transformation today announced the launch of a new survey tool for Ohio businesses to gather feedback ahead of the creation of the state’s new In-Demand Jobs List. Lt. Governor Jon Husted serves as the Director of both initiatives.

In Demand Jobs Survey

“Ohio’s In-Demand Jobs List is one of the most important tools we have to direct our workforce development efforts,” said Governor Mike DeWine. “No matter where we are in Ohio, we hear from businesses that they can’t find people for the positions that need to be filled. By partnering with businesses on this survey, we hope to create a better In-Demand Jobs List and better tailor job training programs.”

Ohio is required to maintain an up-to-date In-Demand Jobs List. This list directs the spending of 85 percent of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) training funds. There is no requirement that a survey be conducted, however, Ohio has previously chosen to survey employers to make sure state programs meet business needs.

“We want to be sure that the needs of Ohio businesses are reflected in the In-Demand Jobs List so that training dollars are invested towards actually putting people to work,” said Lt. Governor Jon Husted. “We’ve heard the concerns of business leaders, we’ve built a system that fits their needs, and now we need their help by filling out the survey, so we can invest in developing people with the skills that are most in demand.”

Under the leadership of Lt. Governor Jon Husted, the Governor’s Office of Workforce Transformation partnered with the administration’s newly-formed InnovateOhio to overhaul the process for In-Demand Jobs List feedback. The new survey tool, launched through the InnovateOhio Platform, creates a simple user experience and allows businesses to offer input on Ohio’s current and future in-demand jobs in just minutes.

Under the previous system, only the state’s largest businesses in each industry were invited to participate. The updated survey is open to all registered Ohio businesses, giving small and large businesses alike the opportunity to have a voice in how Ohio prepares people for the workforce in the coming years.

Governor Mike DeWine and Lt. Governor Jon Husted conducted meetings with business leaders around the state shortly after taking office to solicit feedback on how the state could better help job seekers find advancement opportunities in Ohio. During those meetings, they received feedback that the In-Demand Jobs Survey was difficult to use and did not allow them to provide useful information to the state, which prompted the overhaul of the process. Of the 2,500 businesses invited to participate, only 86 had actually completed the survey since fall 2018. 

The new In-Demand Jobs Survey is available now to businesses at InDemand.Ohio.gov/survey. Ohio’s updated In-Demand Jobs List will be published at the end of 2019.



Wood County Committee on Aging, Inc., AARP and the City of Bowling Green present Road Safety Education: To Keep You Safe

The WCCOA is offering a Road Safety Education Day. Here are the details:

Bowling Green, OH (August 9, 2019) – Wood County Committee on Aging, Inc. (WCCOA), AARP and the City of Bowling Green will present the ninth annual Road Safety Education: To Keep You Safe from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. on Friday, August 9 at the City of Bowling Green Facilities Building (located at
815 E. Poe Rd. in Bowling Green).

Participants are invited to drive in their personal vehicles to experience the following:
* Educational Seminars: Exploring Technology in Todays Vehicles, presented by Mike Brown, “New Laws, Road Rules, Traffic Safety and Crash Prevention…” The new drivers license requirements and when is it time to hit the brakes when driving? Brad Biller Retired BG Police Officer & Safe Communities of Wood County, Sandy Wiechman.

* CarFit: an educational program sponsored by AAA, AARP and AOTA that offers older adults the opportunity to check how well their personal vehicles fit them. AAA will be topping off fluid levels in your vehicle and will conduct an internal audit of your vehicle.
* Booths: Valvoline, AARP, Kingston of Perrysburg, AAA, Mobility Works, WSOS Transportation Coordination, State Farm Insurance & more will have booths providing information and services to guests. Adaptive vehicle equipment, local resources, transportation, refreshments, raffle prizes and much more!

Lunch will be provided and is sponsored by the Wood County Beef Producers.

According to the Insurance Information Institute, not only are Americans over the age of 65 a higher percentage of drivers on the road than ever before, they also suffer one of the highest rates of fatalities – second only to that of young adults. In 2015, older adults accounted for 14.9% of all traffic fatalities.

As Wood County adults age and changes occur in their vision and other capabilities, opportunities such as this one will help to keep those senses sharp and everyone safe.

Reservations are required by contacting WCCOA
at (419) 353-5661,
(800) 367-4935 or by emailing : programs@wccoa.net.

For more information from the Insurance Information Institute, please visit

7 Pet Safety Tips for Fourth of July

A combination of heat, loud noises, packed spaces and scorching blacktops can be stressful and harmful to your pet’s health…..

(Family Features) With crowds of unfamiliar people and loud, scary noises, the Fourth of July can make even the most laid-back, four-legged family members apprehensive and unpredictable.

“Research shows that more pets are lost on the Fourth of July than any other day of the year and animal shelters are most crowded after the holiday, filled with lost dogs and cats,” said Aimee Gilbreath, executive director, Michelson Found Animals Foundation. “Taking steps to protect your pet can help ensure a safe and enjoyable holiday for the whole family.”

These tips can help keep your pet comfortable and secure:

  1. Get identification tags. A collar and external ID tags are quick and easy ways to identify your pet if lost, and they make him or her instantly recognizable as someone’s pet. What information you provide on the tags may vary depending on your personal security concerns, but at the very least, include a phone number. If you’re concerned about noisy dangling tags, or the tags snagging and pulling loose, choose a flat style that affixes to the fabric of the collar.
  1. Get your pet a microchip and register it. A registered microchip is one of the best ways to identify a lost pet who has slipped out of his or her collar. However, pet owners may falsely assume that just because their pet has a microchip, they’ve taken the necessary steps. It’s critical your pet’s microchip is registered with your current contact information, and Found Animals recommends updating your contact info anytime you move or change phone numbers. If you’ve adopted your pet from a rescue or other organization, it’s important to transfer the chip registration. Register your pet’s microchip for free at found.org.
  1. Avoid the crowds. Avoid bringing your pooch to crowded events, parades and other gatherings with a lot of commotion or people. A combination of heat, loud noises, packed spaces and scorching blacktops can be stressful and harmful to your pet’s health. It’s especially wise to avoid bringing your pets to firework events, as they could panic and run.
  1. Gear up with a leash and harness. Even leash-trained pets can get spooked by Fourth of July festivities. Secure pets with a well-fitting leash and collar or harness. Remember an anxious pet may slip out of a collar or repeatedly tug against a leash, so it may be necessary to take extra precautions.
  1. Fit in a workout. Be sure to give your pets lots of exercise during the day so they’ll be a little worn out before the scary noises start at night. A long run or play session during the day may help with your pet’s overall stress and anxiety levels.
  1. Create a safe space inside and away from fireworks. Confining movement in dogs and cats actually has a calming effect on them. Provide your pet with a safe space, such as a cozy bed, room or crate. Also close windows and doors to minimize sound and escape routes. Another option is an anti-anxiety wrap or coat. In a pinch, if you’re away from home, you can even create one from a scarf.
  1. Try a calming aid. If you’re worried about a pet that stresses easily, talk to your vet in advance about CBD and anti-anxiety treats, chews, drops or other remedies that can help your pet relax. There are plenty of prescription and homeopathic solutions out there that can help your pet get the extra dose of relaxation he or she needs.

Find more summertime tips for your pets at foundanimals.org.

Michelson Found Animals Foundation

Canoemobile Watershed Festival

The Canoemobile Watershed Festival is at the Walbridge Park Boat Launch. TMACOG is coordinating the programming…..

All ages are invited to this free celebration of the great Maumee River watershed when Canoemobile comes to town, Saturday, June 29, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.

On land, enjoy activity stations with information about the mammals of Ohio rivers; identify bugs and larva living in the river; learn how to manage stormwater in your yard; find out about marine debris and what you can do about it; meet other community partners; try out a food truck!

On the water, groups will explore the Maumee River from the big canoes of Wilderness Inquiry. Expert paddlers will provide all safety gear for a fun, safe trip on the big river. Each canoe can take a whole group of family and friends, up to 10 people in each canoe. Learn about local history, the ecology of northwest Ohio, wildlife on the river, and more.

The Canoemobile Watershed Festival is at the Walbridge Park Boat Launch, behind the Toledo Zoo parking lot on Broadway. Free parking on site.

Canoemobile is a program of Wilderness Inquiry, which is based in Minneapolis, MN. The original version of the program began in Minneapolis in 2008 as a way to engage urban youth in outdoor activities. 2019 will be the first time Canoemobile has come to Toledo.


The Toledo Metropolitan Area Council of Governments (TMACOG) is coordinating the programming with partners working throughout the greater Toledo area. Funding is through the U.S. EPA Urban Waters program.