October at the Wood County Museum

New exhibit, German-American day, and more……


The Wood County Museum will be opening a new permanent exhibit, The Mary & Carl Bach Story, on October 1, 2020.
“The Mary & Carl Bach Story”
Exhibit opens: October 1, 2020

The Wood County Museum will be opening a new permanent exhibit, The Mary & Carl Bach Story, on October 1, 2020.

This exhibit confronts the folklore surrounding the most recognized object in the museum’s collection – Mary’s fingers. Human remains exhibited in unnatural circumstances can be emotionally concerning while inexplicably fascinating to visitors, but there is more to the story. This exhibit contextualizes how Carl & Mary met, what led to the murder, and what the trial transcripts reveal.

A grand opening celebration & open house for the exhibit will take place on Thursday, October 1, 2020 from 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM. A ribbon cutting, courtesy of the Bowling Green Chamber of Commerce, will be held at 4:00 PM on the museum lawn.


In addition to the ribbon cutting, The Cocoon will display “The Wood County Clothesline Project” on the Museum front lawn.

Visitors will be expected to wear a facemask or covering and respect a six-foot distance from other visitors. The 30,000 square-foot museum building provides ample room for social distancing. RSVP’s appreciated, send to marketing@woodcountyhistory.org

This exhibit was made possible with support from Anonymous, Mike & Terri Marsh, Alicia’s Voice, The Cocoon, Wood County ADAMHS Board & NAMI, Doug & Sandy Kerr, Kelli Kling, Melissa Krieger, Michael Sibbersen, Elizabeth Geer, Michael Penrod, Patricia Limes, Corey & Jodi Speweik, and the Wood County Historical Society. Support has been provided by Ohio Humanities, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the federal CARES Act of 2020.

Continued support of quality and innovative programs, like this exhibit, can be made by visiting the museum’s website at woodcountyhistory.org

German-American Day
October 7th 7:00 PM-9:00 PM

On Wednesday, October 7th, 2020, from 7-9PM, the Wood County Museum is holding its 17th annual German-American Day program.  This year’s topic is, “German Genes?  How Deutsch is your DNA?”  Have you ever taken DNA test to determine your heritage?  Have the results, whether confirming or denying your German heritage, affected your sense of German or German-American identity?  If so, please RSVP to attend this year’s German-American Day and share your story.  Each registered participant will be give time to tell their story about their German heritage, or lack thereof. 
Due to state and county Covid restrictions, this event is limited to the first 15 registered guests.  If you wish to attend, please call the Wood County Museum at 419-352-0967 and RSVP with your name, the number of guests attending, and your phone number.  A $10 donation for non-members, and a $5 donation for members is requested.  The museum will remain open the night of German-American Day until 9PM for registered guests.  Masks are required at all times in the building.

Brought to you by the Wood County Historical Society with support from Melissa Krieger and Larry & Fran Weiss.

Support has been provided by Ohio Humanities, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the federal CARES Act of 2020.
The Wood County Museum is open for self-guided tours Monday through Friday from 10-4, and Saturday and Sunday from 1-4.  Please visit your Wood County Museum’s website at woodcountyhistory.org or follow us on Facebook & Instagram at Wood County Museum.


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Support has been provided by Ohio Humanities, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the federal CARES Act of 2020

“A Night of Praise” Benefit Concert

Basic Truth & Cedar Creek Churches to bring awesome music to rural Cygnet, Ohio – Benefiting NB Food Pantry…


Basic Truth Church and Cedar Creek Church will bring awesome music to rural Cygnet, Ohio – To benefit the North Baltimore Food Pantry & Christian Clearing House.


A Fall Finger Food for Dessert

Spiced Pumpkin Carrot Cheesecake Cupcakes. Watch the video to see how to make this recipe!….

(Culinary.net) Pumpkin is the flavor of the season when fall comes around, especially when used in heartwarming desserts and sweet treats the whole family can enjoy.

This autumn, when your loved ones start searching the kitchen for sweets, you can turn to Spiced Pumpkin Carrot Cheesecake Cupcakes for a tasty handheld way to appease those festive cravings. Combining pumpkin quick bread with a handful of household ingredients, this easy recipe makes it simple to serve up traditional tastes in a matter of minutes.

Plus, with kid-friendly instructions that call for minimal complicated tasks, the whole family can enjoy creating these cupcake masterpieces together as a celebration of moments spent together.

Find more seasonal desserts at Culinary.net.

Watch video to see how to make this recipe!

Spiced Pumpkin Carrot Cheesecake Cupcakes

Serves: 12

  • 1          box (14 ounces) pumpkin quick bread, divided
  • 1          cup carrots, shredded
  • 3          eggs, divided
  • 3/4       cup milk
  • 1/2       cup golden raisins
  • 2          tablespoons canola oil
  • 1          package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 2          tablespoons sugar
  • 1          tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1          cup pecans, chopped
  • 3          tablespoons butter, softened
  1. Heat oven to 350 F. Line muffin tin with cupcake liners.
  2. In large bowl, stir 1/2 pumpkin quick bread package, carrots, 1 egg, milk, raisins and oil until blended. Fill each cupcake liner 3/4 full.
  3. In medium bowl, beat cream cheese, remaining eggs, sugar and lemon juice until smooth.  Spoon cream cheese mixture over cupcake batter.
  4. In medium bowl, use fork to combine remaining bread package mix, pecans and butter until crumbly. Sprinkle evenly over cream cheese in each cup.
  5. Bake 25 minutes. Cool completely on wire rack.


WC Museum Scarecrow Contest

Individuals, families, and organizations are invited to show their community spirit by creating a scarecrow for display on the grounds of the Wood County Museum….

An autumn community tradition is back for its 19th season. Individuals, families, and organizations are invited to show their community spirit by creating a scarecrow for display on the grounds of the Wood County Museum. The contest is free to enter. Cash prizes are provided by sponsors. Registration is required and can easily be completed by visiting wcparks.org, or calling 419-353-1897.

While at home, with a little straw and some imagination, make your creation “come to life.” Once completed, bring your finished creation on

Tuesday, October 13 from 4:00 – 7:30 pm to display at the Wood County Museum, 13660 County Home Road in Bowling Green. Fence posts will be provided. Scarecrow straw, clothing, and parts will not be provided.

1st prize: $100 sponsored by Robert K. Miller Insurance Agency, Inc.

2nd prize: $50 sponsored by Kathrens Insurance Agency

3rd prize: $25 sponsored by InTech IT Solutions

16 & under prize: $25 sponsored by Grounds for Thought

Scarecrows will be displayed on the Museum lawn October 14-25. Museum grounds are open daily from 8:00 am until 30 minutes past sunset. Registration deadline is Sunday, October 11. For contest rules & regulations and information about additional programs, adventures, and activities, visit wcparks.org.



Ohio Department of Aging challenges Ohioans to take 10 BIG Steps to Prevent Falls

One in four Ohioans over age 65 will fall this year. Sept. 21-25 is Falls Prevention Awareness Week…..

Columbus, Ohio – The Ohio Department of Aging has a friendly challenge for all older Ohioans: take 10 BIG Steps to Prevent Falls during Fall Prevention Awareness Week, Sept. 21-25, 2020.

“One in four Ohioans over age 65 will fall this year. That fall can have long-ranging impacts on the individual as well as their family and community,” said Ursel J. McElroy, director of the department. “There are simple things all Ohioans can do right now to decrease their risk of a life-changing fall.”

10 BIG Steps to Prevent Falls is part of the department’s STEADY U Ohio falls prevention initiative. The week-long campaign pairs five free, daily, online learning opportunities with five personal action steps to promote different aspects of falls prevention. Each day, participants will learn about a unique topic from falls prevention and other experts. Then, they will be provided with a checklist, planning template, or other activity to apply the information to their daily lives.

Individuals can learn more, register for online learning opportunities, and download related personal action items on the STEADY U Ohio web page.

The 10 BIG Steps to Prevent Falls:

Monday, Sept. 21: Know your falls risk factors

Step 1:    Learn about the factors that increase your risk of falling and steps to reduce your risk.

Step 2:    Complete a falls-risk self-assessment and discuss the results with your family and care providers.

Tuesday, Sept. 22: Exercises to reduce your falls risk

Step 3:    Learn about exercises and other physical activity that can reduce your risk of falling.

Step 4:    Create a personal exercise plan and try a new exercise.

Wednesday, Sept. 23: Fall-proof your home

Step 5:    Learn how to identify and remove falls risks in and around your home.

Step 6:    Complete a home hazard walk-through and checklist.

Thursday, Sept. 24: Eat well to prevent falls

Step 7:    Learn how a healthy diet can help lower your risk of falling.

Step 8:    Create a meal plan to prevent falls.

Friday, Sept. 25: Talk with your health care providers

Step 9:    Learn how to talk to your doctor and other health care providers about falls.

Step 10: Complete a medication inventory and discuss it with your health care provider or pharmacist.

Since September 2013, the Ohio Department of Aging’s STEADY U Ohio initiative has helped older adults, families, caregivers, professionals, and community leaders understand and recognize age-related factors that increase the risk of falling and fall-related complications. Individuals and organizations can find falls prevention information and resources at www.steadyu.ohio.gov.

About ODA – The Ohio Department of Aging serves and advocates for the needs of Ohioans age 60 and older, as well as their families, caregivers and communities. Programs include home and community based long-term supports and services, as well as initiatives to promote health and wellness throughout the lifespan. Visit www.aging.ohio.gov.

Chowline: Fall Produce

Fall is a great time for apples, peaches, blueberries, in addition to pumpkins….

I know that autumn means pumpkins will be available in abundance, but what other produce is in season in the fall?

You are correct: This is the time of year when you will start to see pumpkins, squash, and gourds—which are all part of the Cucurbitaceae family—for sale in grocery aisles, farmers markets, and farms.

But fall is also a good time to buy grapes, apples, watermelons, potatoes, berries, zucchini, yellow squash, and peaches, among many other seasonal fruits and vegetables. In fact, those are some of the commodities that many grocery stores are now starting to promote heavily at discounted prices in their grocery aisles, according to the Sept. 4 edition of the National Retail Report, a weekly roundup of advertised retail pricing information compiled by the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

Photo: Getty Images

As mentioned in a previous Chow Line, although improved technology and agricultural innovations mean that consumers can access fresh fruits and vegetables year-round, fruits and vegetables naturally grow in cycles and ripen during a certain season. When ripe, produce is fresher and typically has its best taste. Seasonal fruits and vegetables are also typically cheaper to purchase because they are easier to produce than fruits and vegetables that are grown out of season. 

So how do you know which fruits and vegetables are in season?

One way to find seasonal foods near you is to use an app and website developed by Grace Communications Foundation, a nonprofit organization that advocates for sustainable foods. The app compiles data from the USDA and the Natural Resources Defense Council on over 140 varieties of produce to show users which fruits, vegetables, herbs, and nuts are in season, on a state-by-state basis.

Called the Seasonal Food Guide, the app and website allow users to check which produce is in season in half-month increments in each state. Other sources to check include the USDA Seasonal Produce GuideOhio Farm Bureau and Ohio Proud, among others.

While this is not an all-inclusive list, generally speaking, the following produce, among others, is in season in Ohio in the fall:

  • Apples
  • Beans
  • Beets
  • Blackberries
  • Blueberries
  • Broccoli
  • Cabbage
  • Cantaloupe
  • Carrots
  • Cauliflower
  • Collards
  • Cucumbers
  • Eggplant
  • Grapes
  • Kale
  • Onions
  • Peaches
  • Peppers
  • Potatoes
  • Pumpkins
  • Radishes
  • Raspberries
  • Spinach
  • Summer squash
  • Turnips
  • Winter squash

Adding any of these fruits and vegetables to your diet is a good idea. Not only are fruits and veggies naturally low in calories, eating them might help reduce the risks of multiple diseases including high blood pressure, some cancers, and heart disease, experts say.

Chow Line is a service of The Ohio State University College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences and its outreach and research arms, Ohio State University Extension and the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center. Send questions to Chow Line writer Tracy Turner, 364 W. Lane Ave., Suite B120, Columbus, OH 43201, or turner.490@osu.edu.

5 Seasonal DIY Home Improvement Projects

Inspect your home’s exterior…..

(Family Features) The calendar pages may be turning fast, but it’s not too late to take advantage of late summer warm temperatures and do some work around the house. Now is the time to wrap up home improvement projects before the weather turns too cold.

Photo courtesy of Getty Images

Consider these five easy DIY tasks that can set you up for a warm, safe and pest-free fall:

Perform routine HVAC maintenance. Heating and cooling systems need regular service to operate at peak efficiency. Some tasks are best left to the pros, but there is plenty you can do on your own to minimize expenses and ensure your unit maintains its performance level. With the breaker and gas off, wipe the exterior of your furnace with a damp rag then remove the access door and vacuum the burners, base and blower compartment. Remove and clean the blower with a vacuum and small brush then use a drinking straw to blow dust off the pilot. Also inspect the flame sensor, drive belt and air filter, and clean or replace as needed.

Air seal drafty areas. The gaps around windows and door frames give unwanted air an open invitation into a home. However, you can quickly and easily block the flow of air for greater comfort and lower energy bills. If the doors and windows are already finished, start by removing the trim. Prep the area by removing dust and debris. Using a quality sealant like Great Stuff Window & Door Insulating Foam Sealant, apply the foam to fill in about 50% of the gap around the window or door and framework, allowing room for the foam to expand. Wipe away imperfections and let sit 10-15 minutes until it’s no longer tacky. Gently press the expanded foam into the gap using a putty knife.

Check for damage to hardscaping. Walkways, patios and decks are all susceptible to wear that can lead to tripping hazards or allow rain, snow and ice to seep in and create larger problems. Take time to thoroughly assess these hardscape features and identify issues like loose stones and cracks in concrete that need repairs. Securing materials, filling cracks and patching problem areas can help prevent further damage during the colder months while restoring aesthetic appeal.

Inspect your home’s exterior. Many elements of your home serve essential roles in protecting your safety, regulating your home’s efficiency and preventing damage. It’s important to regularly check your roof for signs it needs repaired, such as missing or cracked shingles or noticeable sagging. Gutters can also accumulate a great deal of debris from falling leaves. Clearing these before cooler temperatures set in can help ensure rain has a clear path away from your house, protecting the walls and foundation. Also pay attention to other elements like paint that may require periodic updates to maintain its protective function.

Eliminate entry points for pests. When temperatures start dropping, you’re likely to see some movement with creatures who want to enjoy the comfort of your home. Make it clear they’re not welcome by sealing up places they may be creeping in. A solution like Great Stuff Pestblock Insulating Foam Sealant lets you fill gaps and openings with a quick bead of foam. If a rodent has an established pathway, try using a combination of steel wool and the foam to deter it from gnawing through the barrier.

Find additional tips for seasonal home projects at greatstuff.dupont.com.

Great Stuff

Fruity Fall Flavors for Dessert

Watch video to see how to make this recipe for Walnut Apple Pear Crisp!

(Culinary.net) Comfort food typically calls to mind soups, stews and hearty meals meant to warm you up on a chilly day. However, you can also turn to tasty treats as a way to end a cold day on a hot note.

For example, warm fruits baked into a crisp dessert provide an easy, heartwarming option for putting a smile on loved ones faces when the weather turns south. This Walnut Apple Pear Crisp combines two fall favorite fruits in a sweet and simple yet flavorful nibble.

Start by mixing the walnut crisp topping separate from the soul of the recipe: the apple pear filling. Then layer in a cast-iron pan and bake for an easy treat that cooks while you enjoy dinner with the family. In the end, the crunch of the crispy walnut crust provides a savory contrast to the sweetness of the fruity filling.

Find more comforting dessert recipes at Culinary.net.

Watch video to see how to make this recipe!


Walnut Apple Pear Crisp

Total time: 1 hour, 5 minutes
Servings: 4

Walnut Crisp Topping:

  • 1 1/2    cups California walnuts, divided
  • 1/4       cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4       cup brown sugar
  • 1/2       cup quick-cooking oats
  • 1/2       teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2       cup butter, chilled and sliced into pieces

Apple Pear Filling:

  • 4          apples, peeled and sliced into 1/4-inch slices
  • 3          pears, peeled and sliced into 1/4-inch slices
  • 1/2       cup granulated sugar
  • 2          tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1          teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/8       teaspoon salt
  • 1          tablespoon lemon juice
  • ice cream (optional)
  • caramel sauce (optional)
  1. Heat oven to 350 F.
  2. To make walnut crisp topping: In food processor, pulse 1 cup walnuts until finely ground. Set aside in separate bowl. In food processor, pulse remaining 1/2 cup walnuts until chopped. Set aside.
  3. In medium bowl, combine ground walnuts, flour, brown sugar, oats and cinnamon. Cut butter into mixture until coarse crumb forms.
  4. To make apple pear filling: In large bowl, toss apples, pears, sugar, cornstarch, cinnamon, salt and lemon juice.
  5. Pour fruit mixture in bottom of 12-inch cast-iron pan.
  6. Layer walnut crisp topping mixture over fruit.
  7. Bake 45 minutes, or until fruit mixture is hot and bubbly and topping is golden brown.
  8. Top with ice cream and caramel sauce, if desired.


Troop 315 September Newsletter

Troop 315 September Newsletter
Jordan Kimmel (left) ranked up to the highest rank of Eagle scout Wednesday, October 26,2020 at 7:30pm. His Board of review was held in North Baltimore via virtual meeting with advancement chair Kathy Bomer and assistant Jennifer Codding.  Committee member Larry Bateson and Frank Boes also sat on the board.  Jordan plans on enlisting in the military upon graduation and recently participated in the Sea Base trip our troop did in July.  Congratulations to a great scout .  Side note. Jordan also helps with the younger scouts. especially Skyler L. whom keeps Jordan busy at every camp.  We’re gonna miss him when he leaves.  As his family plans for his Court of Honor,  We will let everyone know when and where.  
Alex T.  John M. and Aaron B. are also working on Eagle projects and are at different stages .
The Patrol Leaders Committee had their first meeting Sunday laying out a calendar of events the troop would like to do .  Ideas were submitted from all 3 patrols from camps to outings that are all able to be done with safety in mind within a COVID world.  Fishing, hikes, camps and day trips as well as White water rafting were all discussed.     Note   — These outings are in the works so some items may change 
September camp.at Nixon’s Pond
September 28 – 30, The troop asked if they could go to Nixon’s Pond for a weekend camp.  I have made the call to Mr. Nixon for permission and will let everyone know asap.  This camp will be Troop 315 only and a grocery list will be going out after next weeks meeting to plan.  Looking at the school calendar,  There is a cross country meet Sat morning but scouts may arrive after that if they still wish to camp with us. 
Suters Corn Maze
Sunday, October 11.  The troop will go on a day trip to Suters Corn Maze in Ottowa Ohio.  Group pricing has youth at $4.50 and Adults at $5.00.  This will take place of meeting that day.    We would leave the scout house at 1pm.
Link to the Maze website   –     https://www.suterproduce.com/cornmaze/cornmaze.php
Scouting for food.  Although the council may not hold the food drive, talks with Pack 372 may lead to a local effort to help the needy.  We will let you know of dates and times.  
Also.  We will be selling Country Meats meat sticks again and will start the fundraiser 2nd week of October,  This is the only fundraiser we will have this year until hopefully 2021 summer
Haunted Doc Roberts Woods Camp
October 30 – Nov 1,  The Seiler family, next to the woods, had the idea of a spooky campout ,  The scouts thought this would be a fun camp and will have more details as we build on this idea.  
Law Merit Badge
Judge Reger would like to hold a Law Merit badge day on November 21 in Bowling Green at the Courthouse.  Mr. Bateson and Judge Reger will provide more info on this as it develops.  The idea is a day trip with lunch provided and a Merit Badge earned at the end
Video Game Night
If parents are ok with this idea.  We’d like to hold our lock in on Thursday, December 31, New Years Eve.  This would allow us to either do an outing at Sky Zone, or 2nd option have a party at the theater . similar to summer camps Root Beer Cantina.  The troop will divide into 3 patrols , 1 in each cabin to keep groups small.  
More events in the works for 2021 including White Water Rafting at Ohiopyle in August 
Quote from Baden Powell

OHSAA Football Guidelines – BIG Changes

Noting the Start of the OHSAA Football Season

Noting the Start of the OHSAA Football Season

OHSAA provides notes and reminders regarding media coverage, game protocols, playoff format and more

COLUMBUS, Ohio – With the high school football regular-season set to begin this week, the Ohio High School Athletic Association has provided details and reminders regarding media coverage, team protocols, game management changes and the new playoff format.

There were 709 member schools originally planning to play 11-man football in Ohio this fall, but approximately 60 schools have either paused or cancelled football due to the COVID-19 pandemic. On August 18, Governor Mike DeWine asked the OHSAA to create participation opportunity for those schools that don’t play sports this fall, but it is unlikely that additional tournaments would be held in the spring for fall sports.

“Our schools are so excited to get the season started and they are taking ownership of the new safety guidelines so they can have a season,” said Beau Rugg, OHSAA Senior Director of Sport Management and Officiating. “As we saw in the spring, sports can be shut down due to COVID-19 spread, so our schools, coaches and student-athletes want to do everything they can to play as many games this fall as possible. Teams must continue to follow the safety protocols that have been put in place, including wearing a facial covering, staying 6-feet apart and washing their hands.”


All sports in Ohio – at all levels – are under the direction of the latest Ohio Department of Health order signed August 19 by Governor DeWine. The order and additional guidance from the ODH and OHSAA are posted at: https://www.ohsaa.org/Home/OHSAA-COVID-19-Correspondence

The new ODH order permits contact sports, including the fall sports of field hockey, soccer and football, to move forward with games against other schools. The Governor confirmed support for Ohio’s coaches to inspire their student-athletes to continue following safety precautions so that all sports can be played. The full release is posted at: https://www.ohsaa.org/news-media/articles/governor-gives-green-light-for-contact-sports-urges-caution


The OHSAA encourages media coverage of all games and working media members are not counted toward the capacity limits for spectators. Approval and placement of media members will be determined by the host school Athletic Director depending on the layout of the facility, including how many people are permitted in the press box. In small press boxes, due to social distancing regulations, there will not be space available for media. At field level, media members must be outside the team box, which has been expanded this season to span from the 10-yard line to the opposite 10-yard line. Media must also stay at least two yards back from the in-play field boundary. Media must wear a facial covering at all times. As always, media should contact the host school’s Athletic Director well in advance of game day to request permission to attend and, if approved, discuss their placement and access during the game. Media are not permitted in the locker room.


At the recommendation of the Governor’s Office, the OHSAA announced on August 7 that the season would end earlier than previously scheduled and that every team could enter the playoffs, which will begin October 9-10. The Harbin computer ratings will not be used this season. The full release is posted at: https://www.ohsaa.org/news-media/articles/ohsaa-adjusts-season-if-football-is-approved-by-governor160


  • Up to 60 players may dress for games.
  • The team box on the sideline has been extended from the 10-yard line to the opposite 10-yard line so that coaches and players can adhere to social distancing guidelines.
  • All coaches, players, medical staff, game workers, media and spectators must wear a facial covering at all times, other than the 22 players on the field of play.
  • The OHSAA recommends that halftimes be shortened to 10 minutes (plus three minutes for warm-up) and that team members be kept socially distanced outside their locker room. The host school will determine the specific length of halftime.
  • Timeouts may be extended to two minutes in length
  • Officials will have limited contact with the ball. The players on the offensive team will handle the ball and take it with them to their huddle. The umpire will place an orange bean bag at the spot where the ball will be snapped.
  •  Each player should have his/her own water bottle.
  •  Players and coaches from the visiting team should not use a locker room, therefore they should arrive already fully or partially dressed in their game uniform.
  •  Pregame handshakes (captains and officials) and postgame handshakes lines are not permitted. 


  • Schools must inform the OHSAA of their intention to participate in the playoffs by September 17.
  • New playoff regions will be drawn on September 18. Divisional assignments will not change.
  • Schools may withdraw from the playoffs without penalty until September 24.
  • Playoff regional seeding will be determined by a vote of the coaches in each region during the week of September 28. Depending on the number of teams in each bracket, it is possible that the top seed(s) may have a first-round bye.
  • All playoff contests through the regional semifinals (and possibly the regional finals) will be hosted by the higher seeded team.
  • Playoff games will be held on Friday and Saturday nights beginning October 9-10. Divisions, I, II, III and VII will play on Friday nights. Divisions IV, V and VI will play on Saturday nights.
  • The number of playoff rounds will be dependent upon the number of schools entering the playoffs in each division. It is expected that the state championship games will be held November 13-14 and/or November 20-21.
  • Schools eliminated from the OHSAA playoffs or that choose not to enter the OHSAA playoffs have the option to schedule additional regular season contests through Saturday, November 14 (maximum of 10 regular season contests permitted).


Spectrum News 1 will continue with its OHSAA Friday Night Lights Game of the Week live telecasts, which includes scholarship contributions to a male and female student-athlete from the host school (or two males if the school is all-male).

On August 4, the OHSAA announced that the host school now makes the decision on all requests for live video of regular-season games, including media. The full release is posted at: https://www.ohsaa.org/Sports/News/friday-night-football-live-video-permission-goes-to-host-schools-for-2020-season

In September, the OHSAA will announce the broadcasting rights and protocols for playoff games.


By order of the Ohio Department of Health, only 15 percent of the stadium’s permanent seating capacity may be admitted into the game. Players, coaches, officials, cheerleaders, band members, game workers and media do not count toward that 15 percent capacity.


Governor DeWine has asked the OHSAA to assemble a large team of inspectors who will attend games to ensure that all safety protocols are being followed. The inspectors, which will be paid by the Governor’s Office, will work with the host site’s compliance officer and/or Athletic Director and utilize a checklist of items. The intent of the inspector program is to educate those at the game regarding proper safety protocols, but the OHSAA may enact penalties through Bylaw 11 if necessary.


The OHSAA asks that the following public address announcement be used by the school PA announcer during all athletic contests this school year. Broadcasters are encouraged to use their own similar version during broadcasts.

“Ladies and Gentlemen – this year, our season depends on the cooperation and support from everyone to follow the safety guidelines set by the Ohio Department of Health, the Governor’s Office and the Ohio High School Athletic Association. As we have seen, the opportunity to play sports can be taken away by the spread of COVID-19. We ask that everyone in attendance wear a facial covering, use proper hygiene and keep yourself and your family six feet apart from other families. Our ability to follow these guidelines will go a long way in determining how much of a season our student-athletes will have. Thank you for your cooperation.”


On May 22, the OHSAA announced that the 2021 season will start a week earlier and the playoffs will be expanded to include 12 teams from each region, and thus span six rounds. The top four seeds in each region will have a first-round bye. The full release is posted at: https://www.ohsaa.org/Sports/News/ohsaa-to-expand-football-playoffs-in-2021

     Practice Start Date: August 1 (additional details TBA)

     Scrimmage Dates: August 6-14

     Season Begins: Week of August 16

     Regular-Season Ends: Saturday, October 23

     First Round of Playoffs: October 29-30

     Regional Quarterfinals: November 5-6

     Regional Semifinals: November 12-13

     Regional Finals: November 19-20

     State Semifinals: November 26-27

     State Finals: December 2-4

NBHS Boys’ Golf Season Begins

Only 2 boys out for NBHS Golf team……

by Suzanne Bucher

The 2020 NBHS Boys’ High School golf season opened up on Wednesday, August 5th at the Woodmore Invitational at Green Hills Golf Course in Clyde, Ohio. This year there are only 2 golfers, returning Senior Hunter Baker, and new to the boys’ team is Freshman Josh Fannel.

Hunter finished individually 11th out of 51 golfers at the Woodmore Invite shooting a 90. Josh did not compete. There needs to be at least 4 golfers to field a competing team.

1st – Woodmore 322

2nd – Bluffton 356

3rd – Old Fort 362

4th – Toledo Christian 368

5th – Eastwood 384

6th – Otsego 393

7th – Lake 402

8th – Gibsonburg 417

9th – Rossford 420

(Top 4 individual scores count as final combined score)


Medalist: Dan Greenhill (Woodmore) – 69


Upcoming NBHS Boys’ Matches:

Tue Aug 11th Royal Invite (Birch Run), 8:00

Wed Aug 12th @ Woodmore Invite (Stone Ridge), 8:30

Fri Aug 14th Ridgemont (Birch Run), 10:00


Village Council Hosting Community Workshop

Come share ideas for a Fall Community event This SATURDAY, August 8 at 8:00am at Village Park….

In consideration of Social Distancing and Public Gathering Directives issued by Governor DeWine and the Department of Public Health Director, participants are asked to bring facial coverings to the community workshop.



 Saturday, August 8, 2020

Municipal Park – Shelter House #2

8:00 AM


 I. Introduction

  II.        Discussion on Potential Community Level Festival Events for the Fall of 2020

  III.        Public Input

Update on Downtown Building Facade Project  

 V.        Adjournment