Who Has the Meat??? NB Custom Cut!!!

Our GARLIC Bologna actually has GARLIC in it!!! WOW!!!

Senior Citizens Tuesdays
10% OFF ANY Purchase!

From the Farms to YOUR Freezers
We’ll Cut Whatever YOU Want


USDA Choice English Roasts – $5.49#

Beef Chuck-Eye Steaks – $5.59#

Beef Short Ribs – $7.49
Beef Brisket – $4.09

Porterhouse – $11.99#
T-Bone – $10.99#
Ribeyes – 12.99#

Boneless Pork Chops – $3.99#
Pork Cube Steak – $3.99#
Western Style Spare Ribs – $3.39#
Pork Butt Roast  $2.99#
Assorted Bone-In Pork Chops – $2.89#

Extra Meaty Smoked Ham Hocks – $1.99#
Our Own Hickory Smoked Bacon – $5.99#

Fresh Side Pork – $4.99#

Deli Cheeses
Swiss – Pepper Jack – Colby – Co-Jack

Keystone Canned Beef & Pork
$7.99 per 28 oz. can

Keystone Canned Chicken
$6.89 per 28 oz. can.

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Thomas L. “Tommy” Hillard, II, 26, Toledo, former NB

… died unexpectedly at the age of 26 on Friday, October 11, 2019, at his residence.

Thomas “Tommy” L. Hillard II, of Toledo and formerly of North Baltimore, died unexpectedly at the age of 26 on Friday, October 11, 2019, at his residence.

He was born on December 29, 1992 in Bluffton, OH.

Tommy is survived by his father, Thomas L. (Rochele) Hillard of Punta Cana, Dominican Republic; his mother, Tammy Ranes of Toledo; his brothers: Rico (Larisa) Quintero of Ottawa, Chase Cohen of Cleveland, and Connor Cheff of Toledo; and his sister, Ariel Cohen of Findlay.

Tommy was a warm-hearted, loving, and caring soul. He loved his family and friends more than anything. If Tommy was a part of your life in any way, it was impossible not to love him.

A visitation will be held from 4:00-8:00pm on Thursday, October 17, 2019, at SMITH-CRATES FUNERAL HOME, North Baltimore. Funeral services and burial in Ten Mile Cemetery will be private.

Memorial contributions may be made to Smith-Crates Funeral Home. Online condolences may be expressed at www.smithcrates.com.

FRA Seeking Applicants for Partnership Grants

Maybe the Village of NB should make application?

FRA Seeking Applicants for Partnership Grants

by csanders429

The Federal Railroad Administration is seeking applicants for its next round of state of good repair grants.

The agency said it has $396 million in grant funding for the Federal-State Partnership for State of Good Repair Partnership Program.

The grants can be used to “fund projects that repair, replace or rehabilitate qualified railroad assets to reduce the state of good repair backlog and improve intercity passenger rail performance,” the FRA said.

Eligible applications will have projects that may include track, ballast, switches and interlockings, bridges, communication and signal systems, power systems, grade crossings, station buildings, support systems, signage, track and platform areas, passenger cars, locomotives, maintenance-of-way equipment, yards, terminal areas, and maintenance shops.

The FRA said the Partnership Program grants are intended to benefit publicly or Amtrak-owned or controlled passenger rail infrastructure, equipment, and facilities in rural and urban American communities.

In reviewing applications, the FRA said it will consider how projects support key objectives, including enhancing economic vitality; leveraging federal funding; using innovative approaches to improve safety and expedite project delivery; and holding grant recipients accountable for achieving specific, measurable outcomes.

The federal share of a project’s total costs must not exceed 80 percent with preference being given to projects in which the proposed federal share is 50 percent percent or less.

The deadline for grant applications is Dec. 9.

Heartland FarmLink: A new land linking service

New Online Matching Tool, Heartland FarmLink, Connects Landowners with Land Seekers

Columbus, OH—The Ohio Ecological Food and Farm Association (OEFFA) announces the launch of Heartland FarmLink, a new land linking service for farm seekers and farm owners.

HeartlandFarmLink.org is a free online profile listing service where beginning farmers and farm land owners can review potential matches, contact each other, and find resources to help with the financial, legal, and communication challenges inherent in farm transfer.

Ohio ranks sixth in the nation with a total of 33,885 beginning farmers, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service. These young farmers, increasingly well trained and eager, struggle to find affordable farm land. At the same time, the average age of Ohio farmers remains unsustainably high, at 55.8 years. Retiring farmers, particularly those without a family member interested in taking over the farm, want to keep the land in use for agriculture but struggle to find a way to achieve that.

“We created this site because of member demand,” explains Rachel Tayse, OEFFA’s Begin Farming Program Coordinator. “Farmers frequently contacted OEFFA looking for a new person to carry on their sustainable farm, and beginning farmers reached out for help finding land. Heartland FarmLink is a convenient way for farmers in these situations to find opportunities.”

Users can create a free account at HeartlandFarmLink.org to contact individuals who have made a profile, and opt in to email notifications when new profiles are added. Once the account has been created, users can make a profile to advertise their land or farmer opportunity. Listings can specify the desire for sale, lease, or co-operative partnerships. 

In addition to the online profiles, OEFFA supports farm land transfer with workshops, facilitation assistance, and a Service Provider Network. OEFFA members have been championing Ohio House Bill 183, the Family Farm ReGeneration Act, which incentivizes the transfer of established farmland to beginning farmers.

“Long-term, our food security, rural revitalization, and farmland preservation are intrinsically tied to the success of beginning farmers,” said Tayse.

Football–NB vs. Mc Comb

Panthers Spoil Homecoming……

NBHS Football – McComb @ North Baltimore 10/11/19-by Suzanne Bucher

North Baltimore  7-6-0-0—13

McComb              28-14-7-12—61

1st QTR

Mc – TD, pass (kick)

NB – TD, 79yd pass to Heineman (Gazarek kick)

Mc – TD, pass (kick)

Mc – TD, pass (kick)

Mc – TD, run (kick)

2nd QTR

Mc – TD, run (kick)

Mc – TD, run (kick)

NB – TD, 1yd run Gazarek (kick failed)

3rd QTR

Mc – TD, run (kick)

4th QTR

Mc – TD, run (kick failed)

Mc – TD, run

Levi Gazarek – 5 of 10 attempts for 79yds passing,13 carries for 62yds rushing

NB Record: 3-4 Overall, 2-2 BVC

McComb Record: 7-0 Overall, 5-0 BVC

Upcoming Games

Fri 10/18 Arcadia (home), 7pm (Senior Night)

Fri 10/25 @ Liberty-Benton, 7pm

Fri 11/1 @ Riverdale, 7pm

NBHS Volleyball Results

Recent matches–NB vs. Pandora-Gilboa and Patrick Henry…..

Volleyball results, by Suzanne Bucher

HS Volleyball Results vs Pandora-Gilboa 10/7/19

Pandora-Gilboa defeats N Baltimore – 25-6, 25-8, 25-5

Halie Inbody – 3 kills, 1 block

Laura Keegan – 1 assist

Leah Lee – 2 assists, 1 point

Mia McCartney – 17 digs

HS Volleyball Results vs Patrick Henry 10/10/19

Patrick Henry defeats N Baltimore – 25-10, 25-2, 25-14

Laura Keegan – 1 kill, 2 assists, 5 digs

Grace Hagemyer – 1 kill, 2 aces, 3 pts, 2 digs

Halie Inbody – 2 kills, 5 blocks

Hailey Lennard – 1 kill, 3 digs

Leia Thomas – 1 kill, 1 block

JV – PH defeats NB 25-12, 25-16

Freshmen – PH defeats NB 25-10, 25-7

Chowline: Pawpaws making a comeback in Ohio, other markets

Pawpaws can be eaten by slicing the fruit open and removing the large, oval-shaped black seeds…..

What is a pawpaw, and is it healthy for you?

The pawpaw is the largest edible fruit that is native to the United States, grown indigenous in some 26 states nationwide including Ohio. The majority of pawpaws are grown from the Great Lakes to the Florida Panhandle, with mid-Atlantic and Midwestern states being the primary growing region. Grown on trees, pawpaws ripen in the fall and are generally harvested from late August to mid-October.

Not to be confused with papayas, the skin color of ripe pawpaws can range from green to brown or black on the outside and is yellow on the inside, with a ripe pawpaw about the size of a large potato. The meat of the fruit, which is soft and mushy like an avocado, has been described as tasting a little like a rich, custardy tropical blend of banana, mango, and pineapple, according to Brad Bergefurd, a horticulture specialist with Ohio State University Extension. 

OSU Extension is the outreach arm of The Ohio State University College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences, (CFAES).

Pawpaws are a very healthy option, as they are naturally high in vitamins C and B-6, and are great sources of magnesium, iron, copper, and manganese. They’re also are a good source of potassium, and they contain significant amounts of riboflavin, niacin, calcium, phosphorus, and zinc.

Although pawpaws are native to Ohio and were once a key part of the diet of Native Americans, now they’re not typically found in grocery stores. But the fruit is gaining in popularity as part of the healthy food movement and can sometimes be found at farmers markets. Pawpaws can be cultivated and can also be found growing wild in pawpaw patches in woodlands across Ohio and other states.

Because of the resurgence in consumer interest in pawpaws, CFAES researchers including Bergefurd see pawpaw’s potential as a crop for Ohio farmers and have established research studies to help proliferate the fruit into more consumer markets. 

Those studies include, the Marketing and Orchard Resource Efficiency (MORE) Ohio Pawpaw, which began in 2016 and is offering farmers and nurseries the know-how to establish productive pawpaw orchards and find markets for their fruit; and the Improved Pawpaw Cultural and Post-harvest Practices Enhancing Orchard Establishment, Productivity, Fruit Quality and Marketability study. 

“Though the demand for fresh and processed pawpaw is strong, the supply is limited in Ohio because prospective growers don’t know enough about either growing or selling the product to invest in trying,” Bergefurd said in recent CFAES story. “We want to provide unbiased research-based information so farmers can make the best management decisions and maybe cash in on this crop.

“Right now, the market is there. As long as the farmer does a good job in establishing markets, the potential is there.” 

Pawpaws can be eaten by slicing the fruit open and removing the large, oval-shaped black seeds. They can also be made into breads, pies, cakes, cookies, muffins, puddings, jam, butter, salsa, ice cream, and for a growing list of microbrewers, into craft beers.

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, c/o Tracy Turner, 364 W. Lane Ave., Suite B120, Columbus, OH 43201, or turner.490@osu.edu.

A DIY Halloween Creation

Carve out some quality time to make memories during the eeriest time of the year with this Scary Sweet Cemetery….

(Family Features) When it comes to family fun, it’s hard to beat Halloween, and with all the candy flying around, it’s an opportunity to add something nutritious and delicious to festive celebrations.   

Chocolate milk can provide the best of both worlds. It satisfies kids’ sweet tooth while providing all the nutrients of classic white milk, like calcium, vitamin D and high-quality protein to help keep little skeletons strong, making it a Halloween hit for kids and parents alike.

Carve out some quality time to make memories during the eeriest time of the year with this Scary Sweet Cemetery – including chocolate pudding, gummy worms and sandwich cookies – to get kids cooking and crafting, all while nourishing their bodies and bones with nutritious chocolate milk.

Visit MilkLife.com for more kid-friendly, DIY Halloween treats.

Scary Sweet Cemetery

Recipe courtesy of MilkPEP
Servings: 6


  • 2          tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2          tablespoons cornstarch
  • 2          cups cold chocolate milk
  • 1          pinch salt
  • 1          large egg
  • 4          ounces chopped semisweet chocolate (about 3/4 cup)
  • 10        ounces chocolate vanilla sandwich cookies (about 20 cookies)
  • 12        gummy worms
  1. In large saucepan over high heat, stir cocoa powder, cornstarch, chocolate milk and salt to incorporate dry ingredients into milk. Cook until mixture starts to boil then reduce heat to simmer until mixture starts to thicken, about 3-5 minutes.
  2. In large bowl, using whisk, beat egg, slowly drizzling hot chocolate mixture into bowl, whisking continuously. Fold in chopped chocolate and stir until chocolate has completely melted.
  3. Pour pudding mixture into glass baking dish. Place piece of parchment paper on top of surface of pudding. Chill in refrigerator 3 hours, or overnight.
  4. To prepare “dirt,” place chocolate vanilla sandwich cookies in large re-sealable bag. Using rolling pin, crush cookies into crumbs. 
  5. When ready to serve, sprinkle cookie crumbs over pudding and place gummy worms on cookie crumb layer, making sure to “bury” parts of gummy worm ends as if worms are coming out of dirt.

Nutritional information per serving: 460 calories; 18 g fat; 8 g saturated fat; 35 mg cholesterol; 6 g protein; 75 g carbohydrates; 4 g fiber; 250 mg sodium; 104 mg calcium. Nutrition figures based on using low-fat chocolate milk.


BVHS joins Mayo Clinic Care Network

Blanchard Valley Health System is the first Ohio-based health care facility to become a member of the Mayo Clinic Care Network….

FINDLAY, Ohio — Blanchard Valley Health System (BVHS) and Mayo Clinic announced Friday, October 11, that Blanchard Valley Health System has joined the Mayo Clinic Care Network.

Blanchard Valley Health System is the first Ohio-based health care facility to become a member of the Mayo Clinic Care Network, a group of carefully vetted, independent health care systems that have special access to Mayo Clinic’s knowledge and expertise.


“Blanchard Valley Health System is excited to become a member of the Mayo Clinic Care Network,” says Scott Malaney, President & CEO of Blanchard Valley Health System. “The opportunity to collaborate with Mayo Clinic, and 40 plus other independent organizations from around the world working to improve the care we provide patients, is compelling. The knowledge, resources and commitment that stand behind the care network is truly impressive. We are honored to join the quest for an unparalleled level of clinical quality for our patients.”

Left to Right: Lenae Barkey, chair, provider relations of Mayo Clinic Care Network, Dr. Mark Larson, Midwest region medical director of Mayo Clinic Care Network, Scott Malaney, CEO and president of Blanchard Valley Health System, Michael Denike, MD, chief medical officer of Blanchard Valley Health System.

Physicians from Blanchard Valley Health System will be able to combine their understanding of their patients’ medical needs with Mayo Clinic expertise, so patients get exactly the care they need, close to home. There is no additional cost to patients.

“Mayo Clinic is pleased to welcome Blanchard Valley Health System to the Mayo Clinic Care Network,” says Mark Larson, M.D., medical director, Midwest region, Mayo Clinic Care Network. “Blanchard Valley Health System has a long-standing commitment to serving the health care needs of its community. Collaboration has been part of the vision, and we look forward to working closely together.”

As a member of the Mayo Clinic Care Network, Blanchard Valley Health System will have access to:


  • AskMayoExpert
    AskMayoExert is a point-of-care tool that offers concise clinical information on hundreds of medical conditions, and includes medical protocols, treatment recommendations and medical references. The database can be used wherever health care is provided.


  • eConsults enable Blanchard Valley Health System physicians to contact Mayo Clinic specialists for second opinions on specific patient cases when they believe additional input will benefit their patients.
  • eBoards
    The live video conferences enable Blanchard Valley Health System’s medical teams to review and discuss complex cases with a Mayo Clinic multidisciplinary panel and other doctors in the Mayo Clinic Care Network.

 Health Care Consulting

  • Blanchard Valley Health System can access Mayo’s extensive experience, knowledge and subspecialty expertise to attain clinical, operational and business goals.

Staff from Blanchard Valley Health System also can use educational materials designed for patients, and access opportunities for professional development and continuous medical education.

Created in 2011, the Mayo Clinic Care Network has more than 40 member organizations across the U.S., and in Asia, Mexico and the Middle East.


About Blanchard Valley Health System

 Blanchard Valley Health System (BVHS) is a non-profit, integrated regional health system based in Findlay, a unique micropolitan community in Northwest Ohio. BVHS is one of the largest employers in the area with more than 3,000 associates and serves an eight-county area that includes Hancock, Allen, Putnam, Henry, Wood, Seneca, Wyandot and Hardin counties. The BVHS mission is to provide “Caring for a lifetime.bvhs”

About Mayo Clinic

 Mayo Clinic is a nonprofit organization committed to innovation in clinical practice, education and research, and providing compassion, expertise and answers to everyone who needs healing. Visit the Mayo Clinic News Network for additional Mayo Clinic news and An Inside Look at Mayo Clinic for more information about Mayo.

4 Ways to Treat and Trick Your Pet this Fall

While taking advantage of all the season has to offer, there are also ways to incorporate your furry friend into your favorite fall activities…..

(Family Features) The autumn season offers plenty of reasons to celebrate: nostalgic flavors, pretty leaves and a seasonal wardrobe change. Fall also typically features event calendars full of festivals, trips to pumpkin patches and hikes to take in the crisp air.

While taking advantage of all the season has to offer, there are also ways to incorporate your furry friend into your favorite fall activities. Consider these tips for making the most out of the season, and visit temptationstreats.com and greenies.com for more information on treating your pet.

Get Cozy with Your Pet
If the sound of a good book when the weather cools piques your interest, try making a day of it. You may not be basking in the sun, but a cup of warm cider or a pumpkin-spiced drink can help you appreciate the feeling of fall. Bring your pets in on the relaxation by helping them get cozy, too. Find extra blankets and open windows to let them observe any squirrels or neighbors that might pass by. Your pups or cats can enjoy snuggling, sleeping or watching the leaves fall while you’re fixed on your book.

Celebrate Festive Fall Flavors
Pick up a fall-themed cookbook or browse the web for ideas to put you in a festive autumn mood. Your pet’s nose may perk up from the scents coming from your stovetop, so include him or her in the fun with pet-friendly, fall-flavored treats. For example, GREENIES Limited Edition Pumpkin Spice Flavor Dental Treats for dogs and TEMPTATIONS Holiday Dinner Turkey and Sweet Potato Flavor treats for cats are two mouthwatering options to keep your furry family members seasonally satisfied.

Take Up a New Hobby
With cooler temperatures most likely ushering you indoors, consider taking up a new hobby, such as crafting or learning new skills in the kitchen. You could also use the time to bond with your pet. Try teaching him or her new tricks by using favorite fall treats as positive reinforcements.

Photos courtesy of Adobe Stock

Explore the Outdoors
A fun way to trick yourself (and your pup) into stretching your legs is by going on an outdoor adventure. With leaves changing and many regions boasting pumpkin patches, apple orchards and hiking trails, there are nearly countless opportunities to spend quality time with your pup while enjoying the cozy fall weather.

Mars Petcare

3rd Annual Trunk or Treat

Free Community Event, Costumes Encouraged, Candy Galore!

3rd Annual Trunk or Treat
invites the community to our Halloween Event!
Monday, October 28
5:30 PM – 6:30 PM
Briar Hill Health Campus

Free Community Event, Costumes Encouraged, Candy Galore!
If you would like to register a trunk please contact Stephanie at 419-957-8327!
600 Sterling Drive • N. Baltimore, OH 45872
419-957-8327 • briarhillhc.com •
Briar Hill Health Campus
Hot Dog, Chips & Drink Meals for $2
Trunk Decorating Contest with FREE Trunk Registration!
All proceeds from food purchases will benefit NB Christmas Lights Fund
A Trilogy Health Services Community

Energy Awareness Month Video Contest

Open to Ohio students – from kindergarten to college….

Contest allows students to demonstrate energy knowledge and compete for cash prizes 

Granville, OH – Ohio K-12 and college, technical or trade students are invited to participate in the 2019 Ohio Energy Awareness video contest. Sponsored by the Ohio Oil and Gas Energy Education Program (OOGEEP), the competition gives students and teachers the opportunity to demonstrate their creativity and energy knowledge during National Energy Awareness Month.

Submissions may come from individual students or from classes grades K-12. In addition, college, technical or trade students may also submit videos.  All participants have until October 31 to submit a two to three-minute video that demonstrates how everyday tasks rely on petroleum-based products.

“When you consider that over 6,000 products, many of which are items we all use every day, come from petroleum-based materials, students have a lot work with to create a compelling video,” said Rhonda Reda, OOGEEP Executive Director.

Each entry will be reviewed, and the top awards will be determined by OOGEEP representatives. A total of 26 winners will be selected from two categories; K-12 school/classroom submissions and college, technical or trade submissions. Cash prizes will be distributed to both categories as follows:

  • Grand Prize (1) $1,000
  • Gold Prizes (2) $500
  • Silver Prizes (4) $250
  • Bronze Prizes (4) $100
  • Honorable Mentions (2) $25

Students under the age of 18 must have a teacher of a classroom or club submit their video. Students over age 18 may submit their own video. All videos must be uploaded to jumpshare.com/i/oogeep or emailed to info@oogeep.org.

The contest ends October 31 at 5:00 p.m. and contest details, rules and information about how students and teachers may enter are all available on the OOGEEP website, http://www.oogeep.org/industry-facts/energy-challenges/. Contest winners will be announced by January 2020.   

2019 OOGEEP Energy Awareness Video Contest recap:

  • Open to K-12, college, trade and technical students
  • Deadline is 5pm, October 31, 2019
  • Videos should be two – three minutes
  • Teacher must submit for students under 18
  • Upload videos to: jumpshare.com/i/oogeep or email to: info@oogeep.org
  • Winners announced January 2020

The Ohio Oil and Gas Energy Education Program (OOGEEP) is a non-profit statewide education and public outreach program. Created in 1998, OOGEEP provides a variety of programs throughout the State of Ohio. These programs primarily focus on teacher workshops, scholarships, science fair, firefighter training, industry training, career and workforce development, research and guest speaker programs.