Wood County Museum

DEMONSTRATION DAYS: Power of Yesteryear Tractor Show June 5-6….

Let the Poor House Enrich You!

Now that summer is upon us, come out and enjoy the great outdoors!  The Museum grounds offer a variety of things to see such as, beautiful gardens, scenic trails by the Portage River and various Museum Outbuildings open for tours.  The main Museum building is open as well, with multiple exhibits for you to immerse yourself in and enjoy. Come and let the poor house enrich you!

Open for tours daily, for more information visit http://www.woodcountyhistory.org/

We’ve got some great news–the 18th annual Living History Day is ON for 2021! Join us on Sunday, August 22, at 2:00PM on the lawn of the Wood County Museum for a spectacular program. Make sure to bring your own chair and arrive early to get a good spot in the shade.

NEW THIS YEAR! We will be doing a Drone Golf Ball Drop Fundraiser!
The Drop will happen right after the Living History Day program concludes, at about 3 PM or 3:30 PM. Buy a golf ball that will be released by drone over a hole…the three balls in/closest to the hole win! 1 ball for $15, 3 balls for $30.

You don’t need to be present to win!

1st in hole/closest: $500
2nd closest: $250
3rd closest: $100
Furthest from the hole: $50

Purchase your tickets online now or If you’d like to purchase a golf ball by check, please send your check for $15/ball ($30 for 3 balls) to:

Wood County Historical Society
13660 County Home Rd.
Bowling Green, OH 43402

Golf balls will be sold until 2:30 PM on August 22, or until they are sold out.
A rain date will be set for the Drone Drop if weather is not favorable.

Buy Golf Balls Now!

Virtual Wood County Walking Tour
June 3 at 2:00 PM

  • Take a stroll through Wood County and learn about its history without ever leaving your house! The annual Walking Tour goes virtual this year, so no actual walking is involved. Tour lead by Local History Librarian, Marnie Pratt, and Wood County Museum Director, Kelli Kling.
  • Registration is required. To register, send an email to woodref@wcdpl.org or call (419) 352-5050.
  • For more information please visit the Museum’s Facebook page: https://bit.ly/2QSNtmq

DEMONSTRATION DAYS: Power of Yesteryear Tractor Show
June 5-6 | Saturday 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM & Sunday 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM

  • The Power of Yesteryear Tractor Club will host tractor displays of many different makes and models. Also being featured this year are stationary power units, which were used to power farm equipment & hit or miss engines. The Northwest Ohio Blacksmiths will also be demonstrating around the forage. 
  • Outdoor demonstrations are free and open to the public.
  • Museum open 1-4 PM with regular admission.
  • For more information please visit the Museum’s Facebook page: https://bit.ly/2Tm0wOj

Virtual History Education Program
June 7 at 2:00 PM

  • Join the Wood County Committee on Aging & the Wood County Museum on Monday, June 7th at 2:00PM for a Virtual Program.
  • Education Coordinator, Mike McMaster will present: The History of Wood County – by the way of the life of Charles Evers (Part 2)
  • Learn about the history of Wood County as told through the experience of newspaperman Charles Evers. The story of Wood County continues. This program covers Charles Evers life as the owner of the Sentinel newspaper, his many business endeavors, and the period of his life as chief storyteller of Wood County.
  • Please contact the Wood County Committee on Aging (WCCOA) to get Zoom login information. 419-353-5661 or email programs@wccoa.net

Virtual History Series
June 10 | Second Thursday of Each Month at 12:00 PM

  • Murder & Mayhem in Wood County: In the late 1800s and early 1900s, Wood County was more like the Wild West than a quiet rural landscape. Learn about some of the county’s most (in)famous crimes and a few hidden in history. 
  • Please contact the NBPL to get the Zoom Login. Email: Tammy Trout at tammy@nbpubliclibrary.org or call 419-257-3621
  • For more information please visit: https://bit.ly/3wHQZzA

    Virtual History Series presented by: Edwin & Irma Wolf and Lynn & Betty Wineland. Support for the Virtual History Series is in thanks of the many Tea Card Holders of the Tea & Talk Series.

DEMONSTRATION DAYS: Amateur Radio Field Days
June 26-27 | Saturday 2:00 PM – Sunday 2:00 PM

  • The Wood County Amateur Radio Club (WCARC) will hold their annual Field Day in the Boom Town area of the Museum grounds at 2:00 PM on Saturday, June 26, and if weather permits, through the night until Sunday, June 27 at 2:00 PM. Field Day is a nationwide exercise sponsored by the American Radio Relay League (ARRL).
  • Use this Field Day locator to see a location near you! http://www.arrl.org/field-day-locator
  • Outdoor demonstrations are free and open to the public.
  • Museum open 1-4 PM with regular admission.

Not yet a member? Join today and support YOUR local museum!

Member benefits: Free Museum Admission, Admission discounts on teas and other programs, Invitations to member-only events, Chanticleer quarterly newsletter, 10% off Gift Shop items, Satisfaction of supporting the educational programs and preservation efforts of the Society.


Photo Gallery: NB Memorial Day Parade

2021 Parade on Monday May 31. Well Done, NB!!

Many THANKS to Scott Ferguson of “Fotos by Ferg” for these great photos he is sharing with the community from the 2021 Memorial Day Parade in North Baltimore, Ohio:

District Track Results

Advancing to Regionals for NB is Gabe Gazarek. Congratulations!

HS Track Results – Boys Northwest Districts Division III – 5/22/2021, by Suzanne Bucher

The Boys Northwest Districts Division III track meet was held Thursday & Saturday, May 20th & 22nd @ Gibsonburg High School.

 Advancing to Regionals for North Baltimore was Gabe Gazarek (Sr) in the 400m dash with a time of 54.95.

Gabe Gazarek (photo: facebook)

 The top 4 advance to Regionals which is held next Wednesday & Friday, May 26th & 28th @ Tiffin Columbian High School.

 Boys 400m Dash

1st – Zach Oneill, Maumee Valley Country Day, 51.66

2nd – Corbin Johnson, Patrick Henry, 52.70

3rd – Jacob Michalski, Toledo Christian, 54.06

4th – Gabe Gazarek. N Baltimore, 54.95

 For complete results: https://www.baumspage.com/tf/nw/2012/eastwood/2021/2021%20Boys%20district%202%20results%20to%20print%20compact.pdf


Boys Div III Regionals @ Tiffin Columbian HS

Wed 5/26, Track Prelims, 5:30

Fri 5/28, Track Finals, 6:30

Tolerate Hot Days with a Tasty Tart

Ohio Grown Strawberry season is almost here…….

(Culinary.net) Summer days can be long and boring, especially when the kids are out of school and there is nothing to do around the house as a family. When the minutes creep by and it’s too hot to go outside, the dog days of summer can be pretty miserable.

However, this recipe for a Strawberry Cream Cheese Tart can give the kids something to look forward to as a dish the whole family can participate in creating. This recipe is perfect for little ones wanting to get creative and perfectly place fresh strawberries on top of a delicious tart.

In a food processor, mix flour, sugar and salt until combined. Then add butter, an egg and vanilla extract. Mix again until combined.

Flour your working surface and create a dough ball from the mixture. Flatten it slightly to form a disc. Wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate for 1 hour.

After time has passed, lightly flour your surface once more. Roll out dough into an 11-inch circle. Place circle on a 9-inch tart pan. Roll over the top to trim. Cover with plastic wrap and freeze for about 30 minutes.

Prepare the tart crust for baking by covering it with aluminum foil then bake for 20 minutes. Wait for the crust to cool completely.

To make the filling, in a medium bowl, mix cream cheese, sour cream, sugar, lemon zest and vanilla extract until smooth. Spread mixture onto cooled tart crust.

Microwave fruit spread and lemon juice while stirring often. Arrange halved strawberries on tart. Drizzle with fruit spread. Top with whipped cream before serving.

This sweet tart can brighten up your summer blues with fresh fruit, a sweet spread and a flaky, crispy crust.

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Watch video to see how to make this recipe!

Strawberry Cream Cheese Tart

Servings: 8


  • 1 1/4    cups flour
  • 1/4       cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4       teaspoon salt
  • 1/2       cup cold butter, cut into small cubes
  • 1          large egg
  • 1/2       teaspoon vanilla extract
  • uncooked rice


  • 8          ounces reduced-fat cream cheese
  • 1/4       cup sour cream
  • 2          tablespoons extra-fine sugar
  • 1          tablespoon lemon zest
  • 1/2       teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2       cup strawberry fruit spread
  • 3          teaspoons lemon juice (optional)
  • 1          pound strawberries, halved
  • whipped cream (optional)
  1. Heat oven to 375 F.
  2. To make crust: In food processor, add flour, sugar and salt; pulse until combined. Add butter, egg and vanilla extract; pulse until combined and crumbly.
  3. Lightly flour surface then form dough into ball. Slightly flatten to form thick disc. Wrap dough in plastic wrap; refrigerate 1 hour.
  4. Flour surface then roll dough to 11-inch circle. Place dough in 9-inch tart pan with removeable bottom. With rolling pin, roll over top to trim excess dough around edges.
  5. Cover dough with plastic wrap and freeze until firm, about 30 minutes.
  6. Press aluminum foil against crust, covering edges to prevent burning. Fill and distribute uncooked rice evenly. Bake 20 minutes. Cool completely.
  7. To make filling: In medium bowl, beat cream cheese, sour cream, sugar, lemon zest and vanilla extract until blended and smooth. Spread cheese mixture evenly over crust. Refrigerate 1 hour.
  8. In small bowl, microwave fruit spread and lemon juice, if desired, stirring often.
  9. Arrange strawberry halves around tart. Drizzle heated fruit spread over strawberries. Top with whipped cream, if desired.


Photo Gallery: NBHS and National Beef Team Up at Village Park

Painting and repairs help with Village Memorial Park upkeep….

National Beef teamed up recently with some NBHS student-athletes at the North Baltimore Village Park to do some “spring cleaning.” Fence repairs, picnic table painting, Skate Park painting, and lunch were all on the agenda for the day. 

National Beef recently made a generous donation to the school for new sports uniforms, and in return, the students agreed to give back to the Village by participating in the park project, assisted by the folks from National Beef. 

After a morning of laboring, the students were treated to lunch, which featured food that is locally packaged by National Beef….(McDonalds burgers and chicken nuggets)

Enjoy these photos of this project, provided by National Beef:

Editor’s Note: We are thankful to have such a great, generous partner and supporter of our schools and our community in National Beef. THANK YOU!


This Spring Promises an Abundant California Avocado Season

It’s California avocado season…..

(NAPSI)—Springtime in California brings a plethora of vibrant, local ingredients, including fresh California avocados, for home and professional chefs alike to elevate their seasonal dishes. This year, the California Avocado Commission (CAC) anticipates an abundance of fruit, available now through summer, and encourages consumers to take advantage of locally grown California avocados to help enhance every meal for any occasion. 

The visionary behind some of the most well-known restaurants across Southern California and beyond, such as Herb & Wood, ANIMAE and Herb & Sea, Chef Brian Malarkey joins CAC in celebrating the season kickoff by developing a fresh, coastal recipe inspired by the heart-healthy superfood. 

“During my time living on the West Coast, I developed a strong appreciation for fresh, local produce and ingredients, which you’ll find throughout my menu offerings at my restaurants,” said Chef Malarkey. “When California avocado season rolls around, I seek out these delicious avocados to shape my cuisine, adding vibrant color, creamy texture and one-of-a-kind flavor to my dishes. There’s comfort in selecting foods that are locally sourced because they’re freshly picked and at their richest flavor, all while supporting the local community.”

Dungeness Crab Stuffed California Avocado


Chef Malarkey’s love of fresh, coastal cuisine is highlighted in his Dungeness Crab Stuffed California Avocado recipe, which pairs a Pacific seafood delicacy with delicious in-season California avocados. To view more of Chef Malarkey’s recipes or learn about California avocados, visit CaliforniaAvocado.com. 

Dungeness Crab Stuffed  California Avocado 

Recipe created by Chef Brian Malarkey for the California Avocado Commission 

Serves: 4

Prep time: 10 minutes 

Cook time: 10 minutes 

Total time: 20 minutes


2 small shallots

2 Tbsp. avocado oil

1 cup cherry tomatoes, whole

1/4 cup sherry vinegar

1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil, divided

1 Tbsp. sea salt flakes, divided 

2 sprigs tarragon

4 sprigs dill

8 chives, chopped 

1 medium lemon 

12 oz. lump Dungeness crab meat

2 ripe, Fresh California Avocados, cut in half, seeded and peeled


1. Remove the outer skin of the shallots, and slice them crosswise into thin rings.

2. Heat a medium skillet over medium high heat with avocado oil.

3. Add the cherry tomatoes and shallot slices to the skillet, and cook for about 5 minutes, or until caramelized and shallot is translucent.

4. Transfer the tomato-shallot mixture into a blender and puree by slowly adding the sherry vinegar and half of the olive oil until it becomes an emulsified mixture. Season with a bit of the sea salt to taste. Set aside.

5. In a small bowl, pick the tarragon and dill off the stems, and add half of the chopped chives. Zest the lemon on top of the hand-picked herbs. Set aside. 

6. Segment the lemon by cutting off one end so it sits flat. Then trim the peel off the sides, removing the pith and seeds (reserve the peels, do not discard). Cut the lemon into six pieces and set aside.

7. There will be leftover lemon juice on the cutting board from segmenting the lemon. Add this juice, along with the juice from the reserved peels to the bowl with the herbs. 

8. Add the crab meat and remaining olive oil to the bowl. Gently toss together until combined. Add a little sea salt to taste. 

9. To plate the dish, sprinkle a little sea salt over each avocado half, and spoon a generous amount of the tomato vinaigrette on top (you will have leftover vinaigrette). Add the crab mixture to each half and garnish with lemon segments, remaining chopped chives and remaining sea salt to taste.

*Large avocados are recommended for these recipes. A large avocado averages about 8 ounces. If using smaller or larger size avocados adjust the quantity accordingly.


High School Varsity Baseball Results



Waynesfield Goshen @ North Baltimore – 5/11/2021

 Waynesfield Goshen   0-0-0-0-0  –  0 2 3

North Baltimore            4-4-4-9 – 21 13 2


WP (NB) – Kepling – 2 Hits, 10 K’s

LP  (WG) – Dewitt


NB Top Hitters

Gunner Kepling 1-2B, 2-1B

Zach Weinandy 3-1B

North Baltimore @ Upper Scioto Valley – 5/12/2021


North Baltimore        0-1-6-0-0-0-2 – 9 6 1

Upper Scioto Valley 1-0-3-0-0-0-1 – 5 4 1


WP (NB) – Leeper

LP  (USV) – Lenord


NB Top Hitters

Zach Weinandy 2B

Mitch Clark 2B

Jeremiah Suman 1B

Varsity Overall Record 9-9

Upcoming Baseball Games

Sat 5/15 @ Maumee Valley Country Day, 11am

Tue 5/18 @ Holgate (Sectional Semi-Final), 5pm

4 Tips to Ensure You’re Putting the Right Plant in the Right Place

Choose the right plants for your climate and lifestyle….

Our backyards have taken on a greater importance in our lives since the COVID-19 pandemic. Yards, parks and other green spaces are the safe places for socializing, playtime and recreation. Just about anything you can do indoors – working, cooking, reading, exercising – can be done outside. And that’s why so many people are “backyarding” today and enhancing and expanding their personal bit of green. 

Why add more plants, shrubs and trees to your backyard?  Improvements to outdoor spaces can help people live more fully outside by adding plants for visual interest, creating borders and privacy, and designating “fields” for play.  Research shows that living landscapes also have a calming effect on people seeking a break from stress.
Spring planting season is in full swing, and as you spruce up your outdoor spaces, the TurfMutt Foundation shares a few important tips for putting the right plant in the right place. 
Be purposeful. Determine how you want to use your yard, and then plant accordingly. Do you need a shade tree to sit under? Do kids and pets need a grassy area to play on? Will you add a patio or grill or picnic table for outdoor eating and socializing? Break your yard up into zones, and then use plants and other features to indicate where activities will happen. Once preliminary planning is done, conduct a plant inventory to determine what’s currently thriving in your backyard.
Know your climate zone. Check out the USDA Plant Hardiness Zone Map to learn which plants, grasses, shrubs and trees are most likely to succeed where you live. Do you have long, hot summers? Are you in an arid region or a wet one? Understanding your environment will help you select climate-appropriate plants that will thrive.
Plant for pets. You’ll want to keep pet needs in mind when mapping out planting plans. Consider planting a hardy turfgrass which is more likely to withstand pet traffic. Keep resilient plants and flowers in heavily-trafficked areas of your yard and save the delicate varieties for raised planters on porches or patios. Finally, know which plants are dangerous to pets by downloading the ASPCA’s list of poisonous plants.
Plant for pollinators and wildlife. Your living landscape in your backyard isn’t just for your enjoyment. Yards are also a vital home habitat for pollinators (bees, butterflies and birds) and backyard wildlife who rely on your backyard ecosystem for food and shelter. Planting nectar and pollen-rich flowers that are appropriate for your climate will nourish pollinators.

Allowing a pile of grass clippings to decompose on your lawn (rather than bagging it for the trash) will shelter insects, worms and other backyard critters. Dead tree branches can create nooks for butterflies, bees, birds and other wildlife.
Choose the right plants for your climate and lifestyle, and you’ll be rewarded with a beautiful and purposeful green space your entire family will enjoy.

To get inspired to “backyard more” in the seasons ahead, go to TurfMutt.com. To sign up for Mutt Mail, TurfMutt’s monthly e-newsletter with TurfMutt Foundation news and backyarding tips, go to:  http://eepurl.com/he0XzD

Photo Gallery: Tiger Track Action

“Senior Night” for Tiger Home track meet………

Last week in NB vs. McComb and Cory Rawson:

Thanks to Scott Ferguson, Fotos by Ferg, for sharing these pictures: