Free Halloween Family Fun

Park District Offers 29th Annual Community Event………

Everything we love about autumn in one place, at one time. Be sure to check out the family fun  brewing at the Wood County Park District for the 29th annual Folklore & Funfest event on Saturday, October 20th from 4 – 9 pm.

Parking, entrance and all activities are free. Activities include: Horse-drawn carriage rides, live music, games & prizes in Booville, face painting, festive crafts, s’mores on the campfire, nocturnal nature, scarecrow alley, jack-o-lantern walkway, popcorn, spooky trail, and self-guided tours of the Wood County Historical Center & Museum with exhibits on WWI and leisure time activities.

Food is available for purchase. Costumes are encouraged, but not required. All ages are welcome.

The Wood County Historical Center & Museum is located at 13660 County Home Road, Bowling Green, OH 43402.

*Note: County Home Road is available to event traffic only and closed to through (non-event) traffic starting at 3:00 pm. The entrance from Route 6 to County Home Road will be open.

For more information, please visit



“Watch out for Deer!”

Defensive driving tips to avoid hitting a deer…..

Mark Wasylyshyn , Wood County Sheriff, is reminding all drivers that November is the month with the highest number of vehicle /deer crashes . October and December are second and third highest.

  • 2017 we handled a total of 239 vehicle/deer crashes . In November of 2017 alone we handled 53 vehicle/deer crashes.
  • To date 2018 we have handled 132 vehicle /deer

The numbers above are ONLY the crashes handled by the Sheriffs Office and do not include crashes handled  by other law enforcement agencies in the county.

According to the Insurance Forum Institute the average cost per insurance claim for collision damage is $2,800,  with costs varying depending on the type of vehicle and severity of damage. When you factor in auto claims involving bodily injury , the average rises to $10,000.

 Be especially attentive from sunset to midnight and during the hours shortly before and after These are the highest risk times for vehicle /deer co llisi ons.

  • Drive with caution when moving through deer-crossing zones, in areas known to have a large deer population and in areas where roads divide agricu ltural fields from forestland. Deer seldom run alone . When you see one deer, others are very likely to be n
  • When driving at night, use high beam headlights when there is no oncoming traffic . The high beams will better illuminate the eyes of deer on or near the roadway .
  • Brake firmly when you notice a deer in or near your path, stay in your lane. Many serious crashes occur when drivers swerve to avoid a deer and hit another vehicle or lose control of their vehicles and go into a ditch or hit poles or trees .
  • Always wear your safety belt. Many people injured in car /deer crashes were not wearing their seat
  • Do not rely on devices such as deer whistles, deer fences and reflectors to deter deer. These devices have  not been proven to reduce vehicle/deer co llisions .

If your vehicle strikes a deer, do not touch the animal. A frightened and wounded deer can hurt you. The best procedure , if possible , is to get your vehicle off the road and call 9-1-1.

Contact your insurance agent or company representative to report any damage to your vehicle. Collision with an animal is covered under the comprehensive portion of your auto insurance policy and does not go against your driving record.


Briar Hill 2nd Annual Trunk or Treat

The Briar Hill Health Campus would like to invite the North Baltimore community to bring your children and grandchildren to come enjoy a fun and unique trick or treating experience!

We would like to invite the North Baltimore community to bring your children and grandchildren to come enjoy a fun and unique trick or treating experience!
2nd Annual
Trunk or Treat

Costumes Encouraged • Candy • Hot Dog, Chips and Drink Meals for $2.50
Trick or Treating • Trunk Decorating Contest for a Cash Prize

All proceeds from food purchases will benefit the North Baltimore Fire Department as part of the Briar Hill Hope for the Holidays fundraising efforts.

For questions about the Trunk Decorating Contest, please contact Alicia at or 419-257-2421.

MONDAY, OCTOBER 29TH • 5:30 – 6:30 p.m.
Briar Hill Health Campus Parking Lot

600 Sterling Drive • North Baltimore, OH 45872
419-257-2421 • •
A Trilogy Health Services Community

NB Library Offers Fall Canvas Painting Class

Class is October 18. Pre-register by Monday, Oct. 15……

The North Baltimore Public Library is offering a Fall Canvas Painting Project for adults with local artist Erika Miklovic. The class will be held on Thursday, Oct. 18 at 6 pm in the Wolfe Community Room at the NB Library.

With Erika’s guidance, you can create a personal canvas (11 by 14 inch) version of her fall tree painting! Pre-register and pay a fee of $15 (cash only, please) at the Main Desk of the NB Library by Monday, Oct. 15. The funds will go directly towards your supplies.

NBHS Quiz Bowl Team Picks up Wins

At the NBC 24 Academic Challenge….

by Danielle McPherson, NBHS Publications Student Reporter, and Quiz Bowl Team Manager

Here are the results from our matches Thursday, September 27, at the NBC 24 Academic Challenge:

We played Northwood (NB won 160-90) and St Francis (St Francis won 230- 90)

NBHS Quiz Bowl Team

Here are the stats:

Garrett Byrd: 19 Points
Brendan Hutchins: 9 points
Abby Empkce: 2 Points

Here are the results from our first match, which we played this past Tuesday, September 25th:

We played Fostoria (NB won 44-3), Woodmore (Woodmore forfeited so we won), Findlay (Findlay won 29-11), and Bowling Green (NB won 33-28).

Here are the stats:

Garrett Byrd: 63 Points
Brendan Hutchins: 21 points
Meg Empkce: 2 Points
Olivia Hyatt: 2 Points

Members of the 2018-2019 Quiz Bowl team are:

Garrett Byrd, Brendan Hutchins, Abby Empcke, Gabe Greco, Olivia Hyatt, Olivia Matthes, Meg Empcke, Rhiannon Powell, Harley Cole, Wyatt Mowery, Alex Trout, Danielle McPherson, Meghan Thompson, Mali Combs, Alysia Horner

2018-19 Match Schedule

All matches are played at Bowling Green High School, except for exhibition matches.

Tuesday, September 25th  @ 4:00

Thursday, September 27th @ 7:00 (WNWO NBC 24 Exhibition Match)

Tuesday, October 2nd @ 4:00

Tuesday, October 9th  @ 4:00

Tuesday, October 16th @ 4:00

Tuesday, October 23rd @ 4:00

Thursday, October 25th @ 4:30 (WBGU Brain Games Exhibition Match)

Tuesday, October 30th @ 4:00

Thursday, November 6th  @ 4:00

Tuesday, November 13th  @ 4:00 (Tournament)

The WNWO NBC 24 Exhibition Match is played at the following address: 300 S Byrne Rd, Toledo, OH 43615

The WBGU-TV Exhibition Match is played at the following address: Bowling Green State University, Tucker Center for Telecommunications, 245 Troup Ave., Bowling Green, Ohio 43403

The Evolution of Pumpkin Spice

How the iconic fall treat progressed from pumpkin pie to practically everything–including dog treats……

(Family Features) Pumpkin spice has become the quintessential symbol of fall. Check out these details about the evolution of the iconic autumn flavor, from holiday pie to lattes and even dog treats, such as GREENIES™ Limited Edition Pumpkin Spice Flavor Dental Treats. Find these seasonal treats for your furry friend at


4 Ways to Fall in Love with Fall

Autumn activities for you and your pup….

(Family Features) The leaves may be changing, but that doesn’t mean the end of outdoor fun. Fall is a wonderful time for you and your dog to get out of the house and enjoy the season.

Add these activities to your autumn schedule to make the most of cozy sweater weather with your furry friend.

Photo courtesy of Fotolia

  1. Visit a Pumpkin Patch – Spend a fall afternoon at a pumpkin patch searching for the perfect pumpkin to decorate your home for the season or carve up for Halloween. For some extra “likes” from your social following, snap an adorable fall photo with your pup and your pumpkin. If you don’t have a pumpkin patch nearby, try visiting a local apple orchard then bake your picks into a fresh apple pie.

Photo courtesy of Fotolia

  1. Browse Your Local Farmer’s Market – Spend a leisurely weekend strolling your local farmer’s market or fall harvest festival. You can walk your dog as you spy and try delicious seasonal produce, like apples, squash, beets and cranberries. Some stands may offer treats for your dog, or you can bring your own pocketful of fall-friendly pumpkin spice dog treats (like GREENIES™ Limited Edition Pumpkin Spice Flavor Dental Treats) to keep your furry friend happy.

Photo courtesy of Fotolia

  1. Take Longer Walks – Just because the weather is cooler doesn’t mean you and your dog have to spend your days cooped up in the house. In fact, after months of hot weather, you and your pup might even be able to take longer walks, thanks to the comfortable, cooler climate. It’s also an opportunity to bundle up in your favorite fall layers.

  1. Pumpkin Spice Everything – Whether you’re sipping on a latte or enjoying some sweets, pumpkin spice is the quintessential fall flavor. Now while you’re baking your favorite fall-spiced treats, you can even share in the popular craze with your dog with GREENIES™ Limited Edition Pumpkin Spice Flavor Dental Treats. This seasonal treat provides an enjoyable taste while cleaning teeth and gums, freshening your pup’s breath and leaving his smile sparkling.

For more information on sharing in the pumpkin spice craze with your pet, visit


“ABCs of Pruning Trees” Class Offered

At Simpson Garden Park in BG…..

The Bowling Green Tree Commission will be hosting a class on the “ABCs of Pruning Trees” on Saturday, October 20, 2018 from 9-11 am at Simpson Garden Park – 1291 Conneaut.

The event is free to the public. The class will be held in the classroom and outside. Attendees will learn about proper pruning techniques and considerations for both young and mature trees. Part of the class will be spent outside as we prune several trees.

Please contact the Bowling Green Arborist at or 419.353.4101 if you have any questions.

Wood County Park District Has Many September Programs

Enjoy Nature…………

Even though September is half over already, here are some great programs to enjoy for the rest of the month through the Wood County Park District.

Intro to Nature Photography

Tuesday, September 18; 5:30 – 7:30 pm

Bradner Interpretive Center

11491 Fostoria Road, Bradner

Interested in capturing the wonders of the outdoors in photographs but unsure how to do so? Bring your camera and practice honing your skills at our Nature Interpretation Center. This session will focus on making the most of natural lighting and taking great pictures without a flash. Register at, or call (419) 353-1897

Friends’ Migration Field Trip

Tuesday, September 18; 9:00 am – 2:00 pm

Park District Headquarters

18729 Mercer Road, Bowling Green

Join the Friends of the Parks on a tour of the parks in search of migrating songbirds. A light lunch will be provided. Leader: Jim Witter (14)

Emerge: Space is limited on the park bus, but participants may follow behind.

Register at, or call (419) 353-1897

Wonderful Wooly Bears!

Tuesday, September 18, 6:00 – 7:30 pm

Sawyer Quarry Nature Preserve

26940 Lime City Road, Perrysburg

Do these cute fuzzy “bears” have the ability to forecast our winter? We will search out the answer as we look for them on the trail and in the quarry. All winter prognostications are the responsibility of the larvae of the Isabella tiger moth and are not necessarily the viewpoint of the Wood County Parks.  Register at, or call (419) 353-1897


 Parks Bus Tour

Saturday, September 22; 9:00 am – noon

Park District Headquarters

18729 Mercer Road, Bowling Green

Enjoy a naturalist-led tour of a few parks, with a brief hike at each. Register at, or call (419) 353-1897

Canoeing with Crayfish

Saturday, September 22; 9:00 am – noon

Weirs Rapids Access

21095 Range Line Rd, Bowling Green

Enjoy a scenic float down the Maumee River with Naturalists and ODNR stream scientists who will point out interesting river features. Experience how experts evaluate the health of the river by investigating the critters that call it home! Cost: $10, FWCP $7. Register at, or call (419) 353-1897

Hunter Education Class

Sundays, September 23 and October 28, 2:00 – 6:00 pm

Park District Headquarters: Community Classroom

18729 Mercer Road, Bowling Green

Need to complete an Ohio Division of Wildlife Hunter Education course for your hunting license? Finish your Home-Study course with a park officer. Please register online at with the “Find a Course” link in the Home-Study Course section. Registration ends Sundays, September 16 and October 21 to allow for completion of online portion of the class. Leader: Mark Wagner (30)

Emerge: Topics covered include wildlife conservation, safety, and the proper handling of firearms and other hunting equipment. Please note that all registration and coursework must be completed in advance. We are unable to accept walk-ins the day of the program. Registration ends Sundays, September 16 and October 21 to allow for completion of online portion of the class. Sign up for one class only, each will cover the same material.

Harvest Full Moon Walk

Monday, September 24, 7:30 – 9:00 pm

W.W. Knight Nature Preserve

29530 White Road, Perrysburg

Be sure to catch what is usually one of the most beautiful moonrises of the year. Join us on a moonlit stroll around the pond and learn some moon lore.  Register at, or call (419) 353-1897

Bird Friendly Toledo

Tuesday, September 25; 7:00 – 8:00 pm

WW Knight Nature Preserve

29530 White Road, Perrysburg

Learn how to support bird conservation at your home! Experts from Ohio Bird Conservation Initiative and Black Swamp Bird Observatory will discuss the Bird Friendly Toledo initiative to support conservation of bird species that reside in or migrate through northwest Ohio and Wood County.

Register at, or call (419) 353-1897



Tiger Varsity Football 2018 – Photo – Roster Schedule

North Baltimore High School Football 2018

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North Baltimore High School Football 2018

9/14/2018 – Vanlue (Alumni Game)

9/21/2018 – Liberty Benton

9/28/2018 – at Cory-Rawson

10/5/2018 – Riverdale (Homecoming)

10/12/2018 – at McComb

10/19/2018 – Pandora-Gilboa (Senior night)

10/26/2018 – at Van Buren

Additional Tiger Fall Sports and Band Photos are COMING SOON!