GOST Garden Club Flower Show Results 2018

Petunias, Sunflowers, Fairy Gardens, Geraniums, and much more……

The North Baltimore Garden Club is pleased to announce the winners of our recent flower show, held in conjunction with the Good Old Summer Time festivities in North Baltimore. We were very pleased with both our turnout of exhibitors and the attendance of festival goers. Following are the categories that were judged and the winners of each category.

Fairy Gardens: 1st Kathy Eninger, 2nd and 3rd Cappy Cheney.  Indoor Plant Hanging Basket: 1st Cappy Cheney. Potted Begonia: Anna Miller.

Patriotic Theme Arrangement: 1st Noke Doering. Large Arrangements: 1st Noke Doering, 2nd Cappy Cheney, 3rd Mike Barringer.

Petunias, Single Bloom: 2nd Linda Barringer. Petunias, Double Bloom: 1st Monica Gazarek. Zinnias, Dwarf: 2nd and 3rd Linda Barringer. Zinnias, Large: 1st, 2nd, 3rd Noke Doering.  Snap Dragons: 1st Linda Barringer, 2nd Monica Gazarek, 3rd Mike Barringer.  Sunflower, Small: 1st Pat Gerdeman. All Other Annuals: 1st Cappy Cheney, 2nd and 3rd Noke Doering.  Marigolds, Large: 1st Tracey Cotterman.  Geranium: 2nd Tracey Cotterman, 3rd Mike Barringer.  Gladiolus: 1st Tracey Cotterman, 2nd Monica Gazarek. Begonias, Cut: 1st, 2nd Cappy Cheney.

Miniature Rose: 2nd Mike Barringer. Shrub or Knock out Rose: 2nd Noke Doering, 3rd Cappy Cheney. Hybrid Tea Rose: 1st, 2nd, 3rd Jim Thompson.

Phlox: 1st North Baltimore Public Library, 2nd and 3rd Noke Doering.

Daisy: 1st Cappy Cheney. Globe Thistle: 1st Cappy Cheney.  Rudbeckia: 1st Cappy Cheney, 2nd Tracey Cotterman, 3rd Mike Barringer. Hosta: 1st and 2nd Tracey Cotterman, 3rd Noke Doering. Oriental or Asiatic Lily: 1st Noke Doering, 2nd Cappy Cheney, 3rd Monica Gazarek. All Other Perennials: 1st Noke Doering, 2nd Monica Gazarek, 3rd Noke Doering. Day Lily: 1st Cappy Cheney, 2nd Monica Gazarek, 3rd Mike Barringer,    HM Monica Gazarek.  Butterfly Bush: 1st Cappy Cheney, 2nd and 3rd Monica Gazarek. Coneflower: 1st Tracey Cotterman, 2nd Noke Doering. Hydrangea: 1st, 2nd, 3rd Noke Doering.  Coreopsis: 1st Monica Gararek, 2nd Tracey Cotterman. Clematis: Cappy Cheney.

Thanks to all who helped set up and tear down, as well as all who took the time to bring in their backyard treasures. We hope to put this event on again next year, and invite all to participate next year during the Good Old Summertime Day in North Baltimore.  Happy Gardening!


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Good Ole Summertime Flower Show 2018
Good Ole Summertime Flower Show 2018
Good Ole Summertime Flower Show 2018
Good Ole Summertime Flower Show 2018
Good Ole Summertime Flower Show 2018
Good Ole Summertime Flower Show 2018
Good Ole Summertime Flower Show 2018


Village has Historical Marker placed at Former School Site

Dedicated during the Good Ole Summertime Festival on Saturday, July 28th…

Village Historian, Bonnie Knaggs, with the help of several volunteers, arranged to have an Ohio Historical marker placed  at the site of the former North Baltimore High School (part of it was Elementary school) at the corner of West State Street and South Second Street. The marker was dedicated during the Good Ole Summertime Festival on Saturday, July 28th.

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Photo from facebook    The school historical marker unveiled. L. to R. Richard Harris, former NBHS superintendent, Bonnie Knaggs, Village Historian, Rick Van Mooy and Jim Dean , both former NBHS superintendents.

Thanks from Miss Knaggs (on facebook) :

Thanks Rick for EmCeeing the event, thanks to the American Legion post 539, for the flag pole and flag, (and participating) Boy Scout Troop 315, NBSchool band members and director, Ben Pack, to C.J. and Tracy Cotterman for the tent, Smith-Crates Funeral Home & Jill Guy for the chairs, Village North Baltimore Public Works employees for erecting the marker & flag pole, to North Baltimore Public Employees..Holly Emahiser Ryder, director; Leah McMahan & Diana Patterson for assisting with the research for the historical marker; Art & Cyndi Schwab Hotaling for donating bricks from 1927 school building;Eric Mays for distributing programs, Steve Crouse for donating & printing program covers; April Dick and Courtney Bretz for assembling programs, Allyson Murray, village administrator, for typing program, Stephanie Walters for helping to fill out application for marker, St.Luke’s Lutheran Church for hosting the reception following the dedication, to Hancock-Wood Electric Cooperative for refreshments, Brenda Chaffin for desserts, to NB Schools for P.A. system, Mark and Ginger Reichenbach for solar light for flag pole, to Mayor Janet Goldner, Andy Verhoff, Ohio History Connection, for his guidance, Lu Cooke, public liaison for Gov. John Kasich, Village of North Baltimore for assisting and most of all THANKS TO CYNTHIA HARRIS THOMPSON AND HER HUSBAND, DR. DAVID THOMPSON, FOR FUNDING THE MARKER. It took a lot of people doing many different jobs in order to make this project possible THANK YOU ONE AN ALL. ALSO, THANKS TO ALL THOSE WHO ATTENDED THE CEREMONY. sorry if I missed anyone…didn’t know the names of the members of the Boy Scouts and American Legion that participated or the band members…but it took many people to make all this happen.

Editor: and Thanks to You, Bonnie, for leading the way!

Driver Safety Program for Older Adults

Road Safety Education: To Keep You Safe…..

From Wood County Committee on Aging, Inc., AARP and the City of Bowling Green 

Bowling Green, OH – Wood County Committee on Aging, Inc. (WCCOA), AARP and the City of Bowling Green will present the eighth annual Road Safety Education: To Keep You Safe from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. on Friday, August 10 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: “Maintenance Tips for Your Vehicle”, with Mike Brown, AAA of Northwest Ohio, and the Panel Discussion “What to do when…” with Sandy Wiechman, Safe Communities & Lt. Brad Biller, Bowling Green Police.
  • 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, Insurance Companies & others 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 https://www.iii.org/article/background-on-older-drivers.

The mission of the Wood County Committee on Aging, Inc., shall be to provide older adults with services and programs which empower them to remain independent and improve the quality of their lives.

 For information on programs and services, please contact the Wood County Committee on Aging, Inc., at (419) 353-5661, (800) 367-4935 or www.wccoa.net.


B-I-N-G-O returning to GOST

North Baltimore Cub Scout Pack #372 is bringing bingo back in a new way…….

Bringing back Bingo to Good Ole Summertime!  Bingo was greatly missed last year at the annual festival, so this year we are bringing it back.  In collaboration with North Baltimore Gleaner Arbor, North Baltimore Cub Scout Pack #372 is bringing bingo back in a new way.

Bingo will be from 1:00pm to 6:00pm in the back half of the Fire Hall.

$.50 a card or three cards for a $1.00 per Bingo Game

Most Bingos will receive half the “pot” for that particular game with a normal bingo (horizontal, vertical or diagonal).

Every 30 minutes we will have a “Special Bingo” which will consist of a harder bingo win, such as four corners or postage stamp for a bigger prize.

“Special Prize” consists of a $25 gift card (local) and a bonus item.  Prizes will be announced at the beginning of the game.  When a “Special Prize” is being played the entire pot will go to the Cub Scouts.

The “wrap up” or final game of bingo will start at 5:30pm and will consist of a coverall or blackout for a “grand prize.”

“Grand Prize” will be a VIZIO SmartCast D-Series 50″ Class FHD (1080P) Smart Full-Array LED TV.

Children 15 and younger must play with an adult.  Children 15 and younger can not accept any prizes, an adult must be present during the game to assist and accept the prize.

All proceeds of the Bingo will go to Cub Scout Pack #372 of North Baltimore.

We will also have drinks on hand for sale during the Bingo.

GOST Golf Tourney Has Openings COME ON OUT (by 7:30 am)!

Open to EVERYONE! Save $$ with early registration. 3 different division – Alumni – Couples – OPEN (everyone else)

The NBHS Alumni Association is sponsoring the Good Ole Summertime Golf Tournament again this year at the Birch Run Golf Course.

The proceeds help fund the scholarship program for NBHS Seniors. Currently the group is awarding two $750 scholarships annually.

Here is the information about the event and the registration form:

Golf Tournament Information
Golf Registration


Nomination forms and category descriptions are available on the Wood County website, www.co.wood.oh.us, by following the “Spirit Awards” link.

 BOWLING GREEN, OHIO, July 12 — Nominations for the 2018 Spirit of Wood County Awards are being accepted through August 15.  Commissioners Doris Herringshaw, Craig LaHote and Ted Bowlus encourage residents of Wood County to nominate current or former residents for one of seven awards that will be presented at 2 p.m. on Sunday, October 28 during a special ceremony in the Alvin L. Perkins Atrium at the Wood County Courthouse Complex.

The seven award categories include Agricultural Leadership; Industrial/Economic Development; Education for Civic Responsibility; Liberty through Law/Human Freedom; Religion and Liberty; Self-Government; and the Lyle R. Fletcher Good Citizenship Award.

Nomination forms and category descriptions are available on the Wood County website, www.co.wood.oh.us, by following the “Spirit Awards” link.  A list of previous award recipients is also posted on the website.  Forms may also be obtained by contacting the Commissioners’ Office at 419-354-9100 between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.

In celebration of the Bicentennial of the Northwest Ordinance of 1787, the Ohio Northwest Ordinance and U.S. Constitution Bicentennial Commission developed the Spirit of ‘87 Awards Program.  The awards were established to recognize and honor citizens at the local level whose daily actions embody the principles set forth in the Northwest Ordinance. Nominations were taken in six different categories directly related to the Ordinance.  Every Ohio community was able to participate in the program and local Spirit of ‘87 Award honorees qualified for statewide recognition.

In 1988 the Commissioners decided to continue with the awards to honor the service of Wood County citizens.  Although the names of some awards have changed over the years, the spirit of the awards is alive today.

National Donut Day, Made Possible By The Salvation Army

Staff and volunteers honor historic roots and hand out donuts nationwide…..

Bowling Green, Ohio. (May 23, 2018) – As many people celebrate National Donut Day, it’s important to remember that the warm, delicious treat also serves as a symbol of hope. Started by The Salvation Army on the first Friday in June in 1938, National Donut Day was created to honor the Donut Lassies who served the sweet treats to soldiers on the frontlines of World War I.

“Armed with a helmet, rolling pins, and donut supplies, the Donut Lassies provided the soldiers a piece of home from the trenches of eastern France,” said Lt. Col. Ward Matthews, national community relations and development secretary for The Salvation Army. “The donut was and continues to be a symbol of the comfort and support that The Salvation Army provides to more than 23 million people in need each year.”

To commemorate the work that the Donut Lassies started in 1917, and to demonstrate the impact of a small token of kindness, The Salvation Army, with community donations, will hand out thousands of donuts around the country on National Donut Day, June 1, 2018.

In Bowling Green, The Salvation Army will have a counter kettle at Stimmels Market (1220 W. Wooster Street) all week and receive 10% of donuts sales from National Donut Day. Upon patronizing Stimmels Market please consider contributing a donation for those less fortunate within Wood County. The Salvation Army will also be accepting donations at their office located at 1045 N. Main St.

All donations received at these locations will be distributed directly towards emergency services in Wood County, including but not limited to utility, housing and Christmas assistance.

To learn more about National Donut Day and find out how you can get involved with your local Salvation Army, visit www.salvationarmyusa.org or find us on Facebook @BGSalvationArmy.