History expert and author Boltz talks at N. Baltimore Alumni Association Dinner


NORTH BALTIMORE – Tom Boltz, Perrysburg, will be the guest speaker at the North Baltimore Alumni
Association annual dinner on July 24. Boltz is a 1961 NBHS graduate. After living in the Washington,
D.C., area for nearly 40 years, he and his wife, Jean recently moved back to Wood County.
After he obtained an master’s degree in history from Bowling Green State University in 1967, Boltz served
over four years of active duty as an Army officer. Upon leaving active duty, he taught high school
history for 12 years. In the early 1980s, he began a career with the U.S. Defense Intelligence Agency as
a military capabilities analyst specializing in Soviet ground forces.
Boltz also served in the U.S. Army Reserve for 24 years, retiring as a lieutenant colonel.
Since his retirement from DIA in 2004, Tom has been spending his time on historical and genealogical
research and writing on various Ohio Civil War or Wood County local history subjects. He lectures on
conducting military genealogical research, Civil War topics, and local Wood County history. He also
serves on the research panel of the Ohio Civil War Genealogical Journal.
He has published two local history pamphlets: Black Swamp Soldiers: Henry Township Soldiers in the Civil
War and North Baltimore’s Great Fire of 1891.
He recently completed a book "North Baltimore and Its Neighbors." His book is part of Arcadia
Publishing Company’s Images of America local history series.
It will be available at the dinner, and he will sign copies.
The dinner will be held at the North Baltimore American Legion Hall, 539 American Legion Dr. Doors will
open at 5 p.m. and dinner is at 6 p.m.
Dinner prices are $13 until Saturday, and $15 after. Checks should be made payable to the North Baltimore
Alumni Association and mailed to: North Baltimore Alumni Association, P.O. Box 204, North Baltimore, OH
45872. Seating is limited. No tickets are sold at the door.

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