Custom Cut Specials This Week!

Who’s thinking about GRILLING some BEEF or PORK???


From the farms to the freezers –
We’ll cut whatever you want!
Let us cut your meat fresh!
NOT Pre-packaged!!


GRAIN FED Beef & Pork!
– Cut YOUR Way!


Beef Sides or Quarters – $2.75# –
Includes Beef* – Cut – Wrap & Freeze

HOGS – Whole or Half – $1.45# –
Includes Pork* – Cut – Wrap & Freeze
*smoking meats is extra


Flat Iron Steaks > Baker’s Dozen (13) 8 oz. – $49

N. Y. Strip Steaks > Baker’s Dozen (13) 8 oz. – $69

Grillin’ 6 – Pack
6 each >
8 oz. NY Strip Steaks & Brats (your choice) & Pork Chops & Leg Qtrs. & 3 to 1 Ground Beef Patties
ONLY – $59.00

ANY Combination of 20 brats
Regular – Cheddar – Bhahma Mama
Only $30.00

Ground Fresh DAILY!
85% LEAN Ground Beef
– $4.79# –

Frozen Ground Beef Patties
85% LEAN
– Half-pounders
– Third-pounders
– Quarter-pounders
– 6 to 1 burgers
(perfect for the kids or DOUBLE BURGERS!)

USDA Choice English Chuck Roast – $5.49#

Hickory Smoked Slab Bacon – $5.99# SLICED FREE – YOUR WAY!


Boneless Ham Steaks

Sugardale Spiral Cut Hams
with GLAZE pk

Amish Cheese from Walnut Creek
Swiss – Colby – CoJack – Pepper Jack

We accept:
Credit – Debit – EBT

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Reminder from Mayor Goldner: Village Park IS Closed

Mayor Janet Goldner would like to remind everyone that the Village Park is still closed until…

Mayor Janet Goldner would like to remind everyone that the Village Park is still closed until…

…April 1. 

The village cemetery pick up/clean up will be April 1 as well. 

NB Fire Call Report – Feb. 2019

19 runs were recorded.

North Baltimore Fire Chief Hunker Francisco submitted the following Calls for Service Report for February 2019.  19 runs were recorded.

Response to:CountComments
S Poe Rd15Fire Alarm


Liberty Hi Rd10MVA
Auto Aid Jackson Twp FD8House Fire
S Poe Rd12Fire Alarm
Auto Aid with Cygnet Grant Rd23House Fire
Auto Aid with Jackson Twp FD22House Fire
Auto Aid with Jackson Twp FD8House Fire
N Tarr St15

Power Lines Down

NB EMS Report – Feb. 2019

NB EMS Chief reports 67 Calls for Service Feb. 2019

North Baltimore EMS
205 N. MainSt.
North Baltimore, Ohio 45872
Phone: 419-857-8124

February 2019

North Baltimore EMS responded to 67 calls for service in February 2019, with a total of 127 runs on the year.

Calls consisted of:

● Cardiac – 3
● Motor Vehicle Accidents – 18
● Falls – 5
● FireAssistance – 5
● Lift Assists/Medical Alarms – 2
● Overdose – 0
Other Medical Emergencies 30

Of these calls for service 34 calls were in the Village, 7 0ut in Henry Twp., 17 calls onto I-75 and 5 in Bloom Twp.

Calls consisted of of39 ALS runs and 24 BLS runs (Advanced Life Support/Basic Life Support). 2nd squad called were 9 runs.

Call requests:

27 came in between the hours of 7 pm and 7 am,
36 came in between the hours of7am and 7 pm.

22 calls for service on the South side of the tracks and 4l on the North side of the tracks.

Average response time from EMS receiving the call, to EMT’s arriving at the Pt.  was 8.09 minutes.

North Baltimore EMS traveled 1,380 miles during the month using 160 ga11ons of fuel at the cost of $350.06.

With minimum repairs to lights on units as PM for the month.

BVHS Weekend Column: Online Hearing Tests are Limited

There are many physical conditions that can impact your hearing status, and it is possible your hearing problems can make other medical conditions worse….

Limitations of Online Hearing Tests, by Kristina Trout, Au.D
ENT & Allergy Specialists of Northwest Ohio

Kristina Trout

While completing a hearing test in the convenience of your own home may be an attractive alternative to making an appointment with an audiologist, online hearing tests are unlikely to accurately or reliably identify the extent of your hearing problems.

But what exactly are the benefits to visiting an audiologist versus attempting a hearing test at home? During your visit, the audiologist will ask you questions about your current and past medical and physical history.

There are many physical conditions that can impact your hearing status, and it is possible your hearing problems can make other medical conditions worse. Additionally, if you are experiencing ear noise (tinnitus), balance problems such as dizziness or vertigo, exposure to hazardous, loud sounds recreationally or through your work, or any other hearing- or balance-related issues, the audiologist will address these with you in the face-to-face examination.

As part of the overall hearing evaluation, the audiologist must also assess your ears to determine if obstructions like occluding ear wax, drainage or bleeding are present in the ear canal. This important part of the examination is not possible in a self-administered examination in your own home.

Additionally, there are guidelines of an acceptable level of ambient room noise allowed for an accurate hearing test. It is rarely possible to meet these standards without a uniquely constructed, sound-treated room. It is imperative to control for background noise when evaluating an individual’s hearing thresholds, as background noises at home may produce noise that artificially elevate hearing levels when completing an online hearing test.

Furthermore, there are strict audiology standards for headphone or earphone calibration that do not exist for home computer systems. As a result, an individual’s test results on the same home computer using different types of headsets/earphones often vary. Hearing tests completed online using earphones measure only a single aspect of the hearing system
through sound that enters the ear canal, otherwise known as “air conduction” testing.

This type of testing evaluates a patient’s hearing sensitivity for different pitches. The results from air conduction
testing will outline the amount of hearing loss you are experiencing as well as whether your hearing capabilities meet the “norm.”

In the presence of a hearing loss, these tests cannot determine ‘where’
along the auditory system the hearing loss exists. That is, there can be a problem in the ear canal, ear drum or inner ear (the sensory organ for hearing), or with the auditory nerve. Therefore, air conduction testing is only part of a comprehensive hearing evaluation. At minimum, an additional test of hearing sensitivity using “bone conduction” testing is needed to determine “where” the hearing loss is located. Specialized equipment is necessary to evaluate hearing through this type of testing, which is completed using a specialized headset that can measure sound
transmitted through bone. This equipment is not available for home computer systems.

Bone conduction testing is the only way to determine if the individual has a medically treatable hearing loss or one which would benefit from amplification.

A comprehensive, diagnostic hearing evaluation completed by an audiologist in a sound-treated environment that meets current testing standards is necessary to ensure hearing-test accuracy and assess appropriate treatment and management options.

If you believe you are in need of a hearing test, call your local audiologist and schedule an appointment today.

Custom Cut Meats

Getting ready for some Easter Ham?


From the farms to the freezers –
We’ll cut whatever you want!
Let us cut your meat fresh!
NOT Pre-packaged!!


GRAIN FED Beef & Pork!
– Cut YOUR Way!
Beef Sides or Quarters – $2.75# –
Includes Beef* – Cut – Wrap – Freeze

HOGS – Whole or Half – $1.45# –
Includes Pork* – Cut – Wrap – Freeze
*smoking meats is extra

Ground Fresh DAILY!
85% LEAN Ground Beef
– $4.79# –

USDA Choice English Chuck Roast – $5.49#
SAVE $1.00 per lb. on FREEZER STEAKS!!!
Beef Cube Steaks – $4.99#
Pork Cutlets – $3.99#

1# pks of Whole HOg Sausage – $3.29

Hickory Smoked Slab Bacon – $5.99# SLICED FREE – YOUR WAY!

Boneless Ham Steaks

Sugardale Spiral Cut Hams
with GLAZE pk

Old Style Bologna – $5.49# GARLIC – $5.69
Ham & Cheese Loaf – $5.89#

Chicken Salad – $5.99#
Sandwich Spread – $5.49#

Walnut Creek AMISH Home Style Noodles
Thin- Medium – Wide

We accept:
Credit – Debit – EBT

Kev Simon and Dave Bretz…

NWSD Projects – March 4

Northwestern Water and Sewer District Projects – Including McComb Sewer Line Replacement

Northwestern Water and Sewer District Projects

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BOWLING GREEN, Ohio, – The Northwestern Water and Sewer District (The District) delivers water and sewer services to over 19,000 customers in Wood, Sandusky, and Hancock counties.  Although many of our projects are performed underground, our utility work can impact roads throughout our service area.  The District will announce updates and when additional projects are under contract.  Updates and additions are highlighted in bold and underlined.

McComb – Sewer Line Replacement *UPDATE*
Through March, lane restrictions and short-term closures are possible at the intersection of Bond and Liberty Streets.  Project complete: June. Project investment: $490,000

Perrysburg Township – Sanitary Sewer Improvements 
Through May, short-term intermittent lane restrictions are possible throughout Perrysburg Township for sewer work and manhole repair.  Project complete: May. Project investment: $998,000.

Lake Township – Waterline & Sewer Installation 
Through September, watch for shoulder restrictions and additional construction traffic along Tracy Road from SR 795 to Keller Road for sewer installation.  Project complete: September.  Project investment: $520,000.

Rossford – Lead Service Line Removal Project 
Through May, intermittent lane restrictions are possible in Rossford for lead service line removal.  Project complete: May. Project investment: $900,000.  For more information and to sign up for email updates go to:

Rossford – Sewer Lining Project
Through June, watch for shoulder restrictions and construction crews on roads north of Eagle Point Road for sewer lining. Project complete: May. Project investment: $767,000. 

3 Ways to Make Your Heart Healthier

One of the major risk factors for heart disease is inactivity.

(Family Features) Did you know that heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States? One in four people die from it each year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and millions more have it or are at risk of developing the disease.

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Smoking, being overweight or having diabetes, high cholesterol levels, high blood pressure or a family history of heart disease all increase your chances of getting the disease.

The good news is that you can do something about it.

“It’s never too late – or too early – to lower your risk for heart disease,” said Josephine Boyington, Ph.D., a nurse, licensed nutritionist and program director in the Division of Cardiovascular Health at the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI), part of the National Institutes of Health.

“Heart disease is a general term for a variety of conditions, such as clogged arteries, that make it difficult for your heart to pump blood properly,” she said. “Adopting small changes, like moving more and following a heart-healthy eating plan, can make a big difference. Research has shown that making healthy lifestyle changes that last can be a lot easier when you have friends or family doing it with you.”

To mark American Heart Month, the NHLBI – the nation’s leader in research on the prevention and treatment of heart, lung, blood and sleep disorders – is encouraging that kind of group support. It is celebrating “Our Hearts,” a national effort to motivate Americans to join each other in adopting heart-healthy behaviors throughout the year and beyond.

Ready to start? Here are three tried-and-true ways you and your friends and family can help each other give your hearts a boost.

1. Adopt a healthy eating plan. Try NHLBI’s Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension (DASH) eating plan. It’s free and, when compared to a typical American diet, has been scientifically proven to lower blood pressure and improve blood cholesterol levels. The DASH eating plan features fruits, vegetables, whole grains, fish, beans, nuts and lean meats, and it limits foods that are high in saturated fats, sugars and sodium. Have fun with menus by inviting friends to join you for a heart-healthy dinner party or start a lunch club at work and trade creative recipe ideas with your colleagues.

2. Move more and #MoveWithHeart. One of the major risk factors for heart disease is inactivity. Getting up and moving helps lower that risk – and you don’t need to put in hours at a time to see results. Breaking up your daily activity into small chunks, such as 10-minute increments three times a day for five days a week, can begin to make a difference. To stay motivated, find a walking buddy or make a standing date to walk with a friend or neighbor, dance at home with your kids or play a pickup soccer or basketball game with colleagues. The bottom line: just move.

3. Quit smoking. It can be hard to stop, but the benefits to your lungs and heart are huge. For inspiration and to keep you motivated, consider a support group. You can find resources and connect with a trained counselor by calling 1-800-QUIT-NOW or visiting

For more information about heart health, and to discover what activities are going on in your community, visit Use #OurHearts on social media to share how you and your friends and family are keeping your hearts healthy.

National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute

Alzheimer’s Update – “Most Feared”

Senior advocacy association, AMAC, provides an Alzheimer’s update

Senior advocacy association, AMAC, provides an Alzheimer’s update
WASHINGTON, DC, Mar 1 — Alzheimer’s Disease [AD] has an insidiously disproportionate effect on senior citizens and their families. Surveys conducted over the past several years show that a diagnosis of AD sparks terror in the hearts of patients, families and friends, more so than just about any other fatal or chronic illness, according to the Association of Mature American Citizens.
In fact, a Marist Poll conducted in 2012 concluded that Alzheimer’s was America’s most feared illness. And, says AMAC, it still is.
The association’s president, Dan Weber, says that for patients, perhaps it is “the idea of losing their identity and the notion that they will almost certainly lose the ability to recall the most important moments of their lives. For family and friends, it can cause confusion and disbelief that loved ones are slowly, but surely, forgetting who they are. And, for all those whose lives are touched by this seemingly hopeless affliction, the slow progress in developing treatments, let alone a cure, exacerbates their frustration.”
So pervasive is Alzheimer’s Disease that it has created a new class of scammers who target the desperation, particularly among seniors, with “snake oil” concoctions that claim to “cure” the disease and even “reverse” it. It’s gotten so bad that the FDA recently took onthe fraudsters who peddle unapproved and misbranded drugs that claim to prevent, treat or cure Alzheimer’s.
Weber notes that it is older Americans who express the most concern about AD since itafflicts mainly senior citizens, more than 5.7 million of them to date, according to the Alzheimer’s Association.
But the news about AD is not all that discouraging says, Weber. “Credible reports of progress in the quest for treatments and, ultimately, cures are coming with greater frequency these days. And, they provide hope that in the not too distant future the medical community will have more ways to deal with the disease.”
For example, it’s long been known that patients with Alzheimer’s have significantly reduced blood flow to the brain. It causes them to feel dizzy and there’s clear evidence that it impacts cognitive function, according to Cornell University professor of biomedical engineering Chris Schaffer. He says that white blood cells get stuck inside capillaries, the smallest blood vessels in the brain and cause the reduced blood flow.
“We’ve shown that when we block the cellular mechanism [that causes the stalls], we get an improved blood flow, and associated with that improved blood flow is immediate restoration of cognitive performance of spatial- and working-memory tasks,” Schaffer explains.
Meanwhile, at Brown University, professor of medical science, John Sedivy, has been experimenting with mice, using a generic HIV/AIDS medication, and he says it “holds promise for treating age-associated disorders including Alzheimer’s.”
And, Penn State researchers reported recently that they may have discovered a way to turn damaged neurons in the brain into new, functioning neurons using “a simple drug cocktail.” The research team leader, Professor Gong Chen, reports in Science Daily that the biggest problem for brain repair is that neurons don’t regenerate after brain damage, because they don’t divide. In contrast, glial cells, which gather around damaged brain tissue, can proliferate after brain injury.
Chen says he believes that turning glial cells that are the neighbors of dead neurons into new neurons “is the best way to restore lost neuronal functions.” He says after experimenting with numerous combinations of drugs, he and his researchers have found one that appears to work. “My ultimate dream is to develop a simple drug delivery system, like a pill, that can help stroke and Alzheimer’s patients around the world to regenerate new neurons and restore their lost learning and memory capabilities.”
AMAC’s Weber describes recent progress in researching treatments and cures for AD as slow, but promising. “But, as the Alzheimer’s Association suggests, we need to emphasize the urgency of the quest for new medical modalities and accelerate the research.”

BVHS Adds Technology to Help Diagnose Parkinsonian Syndromes

Uses single-photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) camera.

BBlanchard Valley Health System (BVHS) has added advanced technology that will differentiate between essential tremor and parkinsonian syndromes (among other conditions). DaTscan is a radioactive injection into the patient’s bloodstream to help take pictures of areas of the brain with a special camera called a single-photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) camera.

This injection clarifies dopamine transporters (DaT) on an image, allowing providers to more accurately diagnose conditions such as Parkinson’s disease, drug-induced parkinsonism, vascular parkinsonism, psychogenic parkinsonism, corticobasal degeneration, essential tremor, Alzheimer’s disease, multiple system atrophy, progressive supranuclear palsy, dementia with Lewy bodies and dystonic tremor.

DaTscan is the first and only FDA-approved visual adjunct imaging agent used to aid in the diagnosis of the above conditions with DaT visualization and SPECT brain imaging. This service is only offered by physician referral and is conducted at BVH.

“Our dedication to remaining updated on the latest medical technologies and techniques is exemplified by the introduction of DaTscan to BVHS,” said Jill Jaynes, director of imaging services at BVHS. “With DaTscan, we will continue providing our patients with exceptional care and accurate diagnoses.”

For more information, speak with your physician about whether DaTscan is right for you.


Blanchard Valley Health System provides a total continuum of care to more than 100,000 households in an eight-county area.

Safe Communities Report – Feb. 2019

Safe Communities announced today that there have been one fatal crash in Wood County this year compared to three at this time last year.

Safe Communities announced today that there have been one fatal crash in Wood County this year compared to three at this time last year.

According to The AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety, aggressive driving has become a major concern of the public, ranking at or near the top of traffic safety issues in national surveys.

The Foundation defines aggressive driving as any unsafe driving behavior, performed deliberately and with ill intention of disregard for safety. Examples of aggressive driving behaviors include (but not limited to):

  • Speeding in heavy traffic
  • Tailgating
  • Weaving in and out of traffic
  • Blocking cars attempting to pass or change lanes

As many as 56 percent of fatal crashes one or more unsafe driving behaviors typically associated with aggressive driving. Speeding is one of the most common contributing factors and is involved in nearly one in three deadly crashes.

Tip to Combat Aggressive Driving:

  • Plan your trip
  • Avoid dangerous interaction and confrontations
  • Avoid eye contact with aggressive drivers
  • Be a courteous and patient driver
  • Obey the speed limit
  • Get out of the way and let an aggressive driver pass
  • Don’t challenge aggressive drivers

For more information

Let’s strive for zero fatal crashes in 2019!

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BVHS Weekend Column: Annual Pelvic Exams

There are many benefits to visiting your gynecologist’s office each year

by Jodi Bollenbacher, PA-C, Blanchard Valley Obstetrics & Gynecology

Jodi Bollenbacher, PA-C

Annual pelvic exams for females of all ages is vitally important. As Pap smear guidelines have changed, some women assume they do not need to see their local gynecologist every year. However, your preventive visit is about much more than periodically screening for cervical cancer with a Pap smear.

There are many benefits to visiting your gynecologist’s office each year such as:

  • Counseling about maintaining a healthy lifestyle and minimizing health risks. Experts agree there is substantial individual and system-wide cost-savings in prevention. Nutrition and fitness remain the foundation to weight management, prevention of cardiovascular disease and certain cancers.
  • Screening for sexually transmitted diseases (STD), which can lead to sterility or life-long pelvic pain if left untreated.
  • Evaluating your cardiovascular risk factors (hypertension, obesity, diabetes, elevated lipids) and encouraging tobacco cessation.
  • Discussing your bone health. Building and maintaining bone through life can substantially reduce risk. Osteoporosis remains a leading cause of disability in seniors.
  • Discussing sexual function/abuse/domestic violence.
  • Explaining your contraceptive options.
  • Reviewing your immunization status based on age and risk factors.
  • Screening for breast, ovarian, uterine, vaginal and vulvar cancer.

Along with these benefits, annual pelvic exams are conducted as a preventative measure. Remember:

  • Vaginal cancers will be missed without a speculum exam. Just like no one objects to your dentist screening you twice a year for oral cancer, pelvic exams are just as encouraged. More than 3,000 cases of vaginal cancer are diagnosed each year. Regular screening can help detect this type of cancer earlier. If cancer is detected early, five-year survival rates are 84 percent. With advanced stages, survival rates drop to about 50 percent.
  • Vulvar precancer and cancer often do not have symptoms and may only be detected as part of a thorough preventive exam. Unfortunately, vulvar cancer is more likely to be diagnosed at a later stage in older women.
  • An examination may reveal hidden problems that patients are too embarrassed to discuss, such as bladder prolapse, urinary incontinence or fecal incontinence.
  • Perimenopausal women may have dry vaginal tissue seen on exam. Therapy can be started before symptoms worsen.
  • Women with a history of precancerous changes of the cervix, vagina or vulva should also have a regular pelvic exam to ensure disease has not returned.

Please call to schedule your annual exam with your gynecologist today. Your health depends on it!