Fundraiser Blends County Home History with Birthday Festivities

Celebrate the 150th anniversary of the County Home at the Birthday Gala Fundraiser,


Fundraiser Blends County Home History with Birthday Festivities

Celebrate the 150th anniversary of the County Home at the Birthday Gala Fundraiser, at the Wood County Historical Center & Museum, 13660 County Home Rd. in Bowling Green on Saturday, December 14 from 6:00 – 9:00 PM.

Come together at this annual event to enjoy the celebration of the 1869 opening of the County Home with hors d’oeuvers (provided by Penta Culinary Arts Program), cocktails & mocktails from around Ohio, root beer floats, enjoy a candy & popcorn bar and live entertainment by Timmy C & the Game Changers! Guests will also be able to tour the Museum’s award winning exhibit For Comfort & Convenience: Public Charity in Ohio by Way of the Poor Farm.

There will also be a silent auction featuring a variety of themed gift baskets with local experiences from artists, merchants, and restaurants. Some of the items include: a Zamboni ride & tickets to the Toledo Walleye, Art Package from Toledo Museum of Art, Animal Safari Lovers Package (including a VIP pass to the Port Clinton African Safari Wildlife Park), and Sue Shank Cookies. An additional 50-50 raffle will also take place during the event.

Gala tickets are $60/person, walk-ins welcome or purchase tickets in advance by calling 419-352-0967 or online at All proceeds from the fundraiser benefit the Wood County Historical Society.

Support for this event is provide by: Judy Ennis, Edwin & Irma Wolf, Penta Culinary Arts, Mike & Terri Marsh, Dolores Black, Harold A. Brown, Tim Brown, Pam & Ken Frisch, Mike Sibbersen, Skylight Financial Group, Lynn & Betty Wineland, Andrew Kalmar & Cathy Zwyer, and H.O.T. Printing & Graphics.

Custom Cuts Dec. 10 – 14

Holiday Prime Rib… Order YOURS today!!!

Senior Citizens Tuesdays
10% Off Any Purchase

From the farms to the freezers we’ll cut whatever you want!

Fill your freezers with LOCALLY raised GRAIN-fed BEEF + HOGS!

Order your Holiday 
USDA Choice

Call for details

Brown Sugar Cured
Spiral Sliced Hams

Semi boneless
Netted Hams

Our Hand Trimmed Ground Beef - $4.79#

USDA Choice Beef Chuck or English Roast – $5.49#
Beef Chuck Eye Steaks – $5.59#
Beef Brisket – $4.09#


Boneless Pork Chops – $3.99#

Boneless Chicken Breasts – $2.89#
Chicken Leg Qtrs. – 99¢ per pound

OUR Hickory Smoked Bacon – $5.99#

Smoked Ham Hocks – $1.99#

Keystone Canned
Beef & Pork – $7.99 / 28 oz. can
Chicken – $6.89 / 28 oz. can

Deli Cheeses

Swiss – Colby – Pepper Jack – Co-Jack



TAG & DEPOSIT required!

We accept 
EBT – Debit – Credit

NBHS “Golden Megaphone” Banner Unveiling Dec. 13

You are invited!


This is just a reminder that before the NBHS Varsity Boys basketball game on Friday, December 13 the band will be unveiling its Golden Megaphone Banner awarded in 2019.

The band would love to have as many students AND ALUMNI in the Pep Band that night as possible. As the Alumni Band was rained out in September. Please, ALL alumni/community members who play an instrument are cordially invited to sit in with the band that night.

If you email Mr. Pack ( by December 12, he will make sure to have a set of music for you on Friday night!

Please continue to spread the word!

If you are a family member who is going, I’d love to have photos/videos of the unveiling. I hope to see a huge crowd next Friday!

Choosing a government commodity program? 

Farmers who grow corn, soybeans, wheat, or other commodities have until…

Choosing a government commodity program? Farmers who grow corn, soybeans, wheat, or other commodities have until March 15, 2020, to choose one of three government commodity programs.

Agricultural Risk Coverage (ARC) with either county or individual coverage (ARC-CO or ARC-IC) or Price Loss Coverage (PLC).

The programs help cover potential financial losses associated with commodity crops. Ohio State University Extension and the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Farm Service Agency are jointly hosting meetings across Ohio to inform farmers about changes to the ARC and PLC programs.

The meeting facilitators will also discuss decision-making tools and calculators available to help growers determine which program best fits their needs. OSU Extension is the outreach arm of CFAES. The meetings end in February.

For a list of all meetings across the state, visit

180th Performing Night Flying

The Ohio Air National Guard’s 180th Fighter Wing is scheduled to conduct training flights at night

Toledo Air National Guard Unit Performing Night Flying


(Swanton, Ohio) – The Ohio Air National Guard’s 180th Fighter Wing is scheduled to conduct training flights at night beginning Mon., Dec. 9 through Thurs., Dec. 12, weather permitting.

Area residents may see or hear F-16 fighter jets taking off and landing (or passing overhead or off in the distance~nbx) until about 8:00 p.m. this week.

Training flights normally take place during daylight hours, but F-16 pilots and maintenance personnel are required to conduct night operations as part of their overall readiness training.

The 180th Fighter Wing appreciates the continued support from the citizens of Ohio and Michigan as we continue to train in support of our mission.

For updated photos and videos of the 180FW visit:

NB Village Council Meeting Notes

Village Council plenty busy wrapping up end-of-the-year business……

by Sue Miklovic

The North Baltimore Village Council met for their first meeting of December last Tuesday, December 3rd. Councilman Ty Carles was absent. All other members were present.

Under “Public Participation” two NBHS choir members, Mason Byrd and Rhiannon Powell, were present along with their Choir  Director Emily Meyerson, to seek permission to hold public Christmas caroling in front of the NB Fire Department next Sunday evening. Caroling will take place for approximately 30 minutes at 7:00pm on December 15th.

Mason Byrd and Rhiannon Powell seek permission from the Council to host Christmas caroling in front of the NB Fire Dept. on Sunday evening.

Hot chocolate will be served to all participants by the NB Music Boosters. The Public is invited to participate and to bring donations, if possible, of personal products to donate to those in need locally.

News from the Village Finance Officer, Tony Swartz included:

~Introduction of the 2020 Appropriations and a comparison with the 2019 Appropriations to be discussed at the next meeting.

~ The annual Rates and Amounts resolution that confirms tax rates for the inside millage as well as road levy and Fire Truck Debt levy.

~Introduction of an ordinance for a depository agreement with Huntington Bank which will replace the current, about to expire agreement.

~Introduction of an ordinance to establish an additional investment account with StarOhio. It is a liquid (money in-money out) investment available daily. “Many communities use this fund. It’s better than not earning any interest on the money in our accounts” said Mr. Swartz. (Editor’s note: The NB Local Schools use the Star Ohio fund as well)

~The on-line bill pay, credit card payment, and emailing of bills services will hopefully be available  in January 2020.

News from the Village Administrator Mr. Brillhart included updates of the various stages of the various grants the Village is now working on, including participating in the application process for a new grant offered by the Wood County Park District.

~Still waiting on streetlights for 100 N. Main project.

~Still having difficulty with responses and communication with CSX representatives for on-going problems.

Mayor Goldner gave information to council members for an upcoming Sunshine Law training for those who need to take it.

The Council hired two part-time Police Officers, starting immediately–Joshua Cluley and Cameron Tsolis.

The Council approved the purchase of new handguns, rifles, and shotgun with payment coming from the Drug Enforcement Fund.

The next meeting is “Committee of the Whole”on December 10th.



Wood County Weekly Construction Update – Dec. 6

Restrictions continue in some areas…

Wood County Weekly Construction Update



State Route 64/Wooster St. Interchange
Project 408-18/PID 101007
Through December
Lane restrictions possible on SR 64/Wooster St. for lighting installation
All sidewalks and crosswalks are complete



I-75 Widening and Bridge Work
Projects 277-18/PID 93594 and 108-19/PID 93592
Through Fall 2023
Lane restrictions on I-75 between Buck Rd. and Monroe St. for major reconstruction
Nightly ramp and lane closures possible on I-75 between Buck Rd. and Monroe St.
  • Dorr Street bridge now open between Division St. and Washington St.
  • Logan St. now open between Oliver St. and St. Clair St.
  • Erie St. now open between Collingwood Blvd. and Sunrise ramp/temporary road
Monday, December 9 through Friday, December 13, 9pm-6am
  • Overnight lane restrictions possible on I-75 near Dorr St.
Monday, December 9, 9pm-6am
  • Ramp closed from Washington St. to northbound I-75
Tuesday, December 10, 9pm-6am
  • Ramp closed from SR 25/AW Trail to northbound I-75
Thursday, December 12 and Friday, December 13, 9pm-6am
  • Ramp closed from southbound I-75 to Washington St. (Exit 202A)
Through January
  • Lane restrictions possible on Broadway St. between Newton St. and Segur Ave. for overhead work
Through Summer 2020
  • Ramp closed from Collingwood Blvd. to southbound I-75 Detour: Collingwood Blvd.; Erie St.; Washington St.; SR 25; southbound I-75
  • Emerald Ave. and Segur Ave. under I-75 closed. Seek alternate route.
Through December 2020
  • Ramp closed from South Ave. to southbound I-75 Detour: Northbound I-75; Detroit Ave. (Exit 203B); Southbound I-75
Through Fall 2023
  • I-75 reduced to two 11-foot lanes in each direction between Monroe St. and Buck Rd.


Bridge Repairs
Through Friday, December 13
  • Lane restrictions possible on southbound I-75 near Buck Rd.
  • Ramp closed from Buck Rd. to southbound I-75
    Detour: Northbound I-75; Wales Rd.; Southbound I-75


Waterville Bridge Replacement
Project 567-17/PID 92088
Through September 2020
Lane restrictions possible
One weekend closure in 2020 (dates TBA)
Memorial Park remains closed through October 2020


Pavement Repair
Until Further Notice
Lane restrictions possible on SR 281 over I-75


Guardrail & Electrical Maintenance
Projects 1052-17, 1050-18 & 1059-17/PIDs 103414, 103373, 106115
Through December
Lane restrictions possible district-wide
**All work is weather permitting.**


Photos: Girls Basketball v. McComb

Overtime win for TIGERS….

The  Tigers outlasted McComb 37-36 in overtime for a Blanchard Valley Conference girls basketball win last Thursday. No scores, details,  or stats were submitted but here are some pictures.

Fotos by Ferg:

JV– Somehow Christina Schlak comes out of the crowd with the ball
This is how the game was played, tough and aggressive!
JV– Gabby Estrada pressures the ball
Varsity– Hailey Lennard with a runner
VArsity–Kenzie Perez fires from long range
Varsity–Grace Hagemyer splits the defenders and put it up



NBHS Wrestling Results

Saturday at Ridgedale…….

Wrestling, by Suzanne Bucher

Here are the wrestling results from Saturday’s Ridgedale Invitational:

Torien Lute placed 5th in the 132 class
Darrian Zitzelberger placed 2nd in the 138 class
Levi Trout placed 1st in the 145 class
Harley Wheeler placed 3rd in the 152 class
Timmothy Simon placed 3rd in the 195 class
Cory Noblit placed 4th in the 285 class
Congrats to our Tiger Wrestlers!

Chowline: Romaine Lettuce alert affects Ohio, other states

Avoid eating or selling any romaine lettuce grown in the Salinas, California, growing region….

I saw that there’s been another alert about romaine lettuce. How do I know whether what’s in my fridge is part of the impacted varieties?

Unless you can verify whether the romaine lettuce that’s in your fridge was NOT harvested from Salinas, California, you should throw it out.

That’s per the latest warning from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which issued an updated food safety alert on Dec.4. The alert advises consumers, restaurants, and retailers to avoid eating or selling any romaine lettuce grown in the Salinas, California, growing region. This includes all use-by dates and brands of romaine lettuce from the area. 

The warning is the result of the recent multistate outbreak of Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli O157:H7 (E. coli O157:H7) infections linked to romaine lettuce from the region. Since Dec. 4, some 102 reported cases of illness in 23 states including Ohio have been associated with this outbreak, the CDC said. Some 58 hospitalizations have been reported due to the outbreak, with 10 people having developed kidney failure, although, thankfully, no deaths have been reported, the CDC said. 

Of the 102 reported cases of illnesses, 12 were reported in Ohio, the CDC said.

“We had a similar situation just before Thanksgiving holiday last year, when Romaine lettuce that was grown in the Yuma, AZ agricultural region was implicated in an outbreak,” said Sanja Ilic, Food Safety State Specialist, Ohio State University Extension. OSU Extension is the outreach arm of The Ohio State University College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences.

“As a result, all Romaine lettuce was recalled then to prevent illnesses,” she said. 

The difference between that recall and the current one this year, is that the growers are since using traceability labels with the origin of the farm, which has helped to narrow down where the impacted lettuce originated, Ilic said.

“Every lettuce head or a package of lettuce you buy should have a sticker stating where it was produced,” she said. “Unless you can see it where it was grown, do not serve it.

“This is important when eating at home, as well when eating out in a restaurant. You can ask your server to verify that the restaurant is not serving contaminated lettuce before ordering anything that contains lettuce.”

This is the fourth time in two years that romaine lettuce has been associated with an E. coli outbreak. That begs the question, just how does a leafy green vegetable such as lettuce become infected with a pathogen such as this?

As noted in a previous edition of Chow Line, if animal feces are in the irrigation water, the field or in the soil in which the lettuce is grown, or if the lettuce comes into contact with water that contains the pathogen, E. coli can be transferred from the feces onto the lettuce.

It can also be spread if a person who carries the pathogen doesn’t wash his or her hands after using the bathroom, and then that person processes or prepares food.

It’s important to note that washing contaminated greens doesn’t remove all bacteria, food safety experts say. While cooking can eliminate E. coli, most people don’t cook their leafy green salads. For that reason, avoidance is sometimes recommended when the source of an outbreak is identified.

Symptoms of E. coli infection can begin as soon as 24 to 48 hours—or as long as 10 days—after eating contaminated food. Those symptoms include vomiting, severe or bloody diarrhea, and abdominal pain.

So, if you have—or have had—the affected romaine lettuce in your fridge, you should wash and sanitize the drawer, shelf, or other removable part in your refrigerator where the romaine lettuce was stored. You can wash the drawer, shelf, or other removable part by hand with hot, soapy water, the CDC says. You can then sanitize that part using a solution of 1 tablespoon of liquid bleach in 1 gallon of water.

Chow Line is a service of the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences and its outreach and research arms, OSU 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