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Kasich is best choice for Ohio

Ohio Gov. John Kasich took over a state four years ago that had been staggered by several decades of economic decline and sent to the canvas by a brutal recession.Today, he confidently can ask voters if the Buckeye state is in better shape than it was back then.The state is, coupled by the embarrassing campaign by Democratic challenger Ed FitzGerald, is why Kasich deserves a second term as governor.Although Kasich was helped by taking over the state during a m...

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Pioneer needs your help

Dear Editor:As a major employer in Shelby, I would like to talk to you about the valuable asset that we have in our community: Pioneer Career and Technology Center.Each year, 100-125 Shelby High School students attend classes at Pioneer to learn skills for jobs in our community. Over 3,200 Shelby students have graduated from Pioneer since it opened its doors in 1968. It is estimated that 70 – 80% of those graduates stay and work in our communities....

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Pioneer Alumni Association supports levy

WHEREAS, the Pioneer Alumni Association supports the Pioneer Career and Technology Center and its educational offerings to youth and adults in its district; ANDWHEREAS, the Pioneer Career and Technology Center Board of Education has passed a resolution to replace and combine two .85 mill levies on the November 4,2014 ballot; ANDWHEREAS, the monies from the replacement levy will be used for operating funds to maintain the current quality of education to strengthen job pro...

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Grad discusses benefits of Pioneer

What has Pioneer Career and Technology Center done for me? It helped me focus on a career choice and get a jump start on a career that I love.Attending Pioneer Career and Technology Center provided me with a lot of skills and knowledge to benefit my future.Not only was I able to take college courses and receive credit for those courses, I was able to learn skills specifically to be a Physical Therapist Assistant. I still attended college after high school, as to be a PTA...

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Letter to the Editor - Diaz-Singer

I am writing this letter in support of the levy for Pioneer Career and Technology Center. As a 1998 graduate, I am grateful for this educational experience. While attending Pioneer not only was I trained in a technical skill of information processing, but most importantly, received business acumen development that I would not have had in a traditional classroom setting. I attribute my successful completion of my degree at The University of Akron and career progression to the professional deve...

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This Week In Galion’s History

Galion has a colorful and lengthy past. The events noted in this column are taken from the Galion Inquirer archives from years past. The focus will be items of personal or community interest from 10, 25, 50 and 75 years ago.The week of October 18, 2004Dr. Narendra Agrawal was a new internal medicine physician offering urgent care in Galion.Jerry’s American Café advertised their family value dinners: Ham & Scalloped Potatoes with Tos...

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Life is a gift

Make your life count.You don’t know when it will go away.This week, we have followed and covered the tragic car crash that took the life of Galion resident Andrew Bloomfield just hours after his wedding.The crash also took the life of family friend Elizabeth Shelton and seriously injured Andrew’s wife Ruth and another friend, Timothy N. Tebbe​.Andrew was excited about his wedding.It was clear from his Facebook page....

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Newspapers still serve key role

Forgive us if we’re not willing to write an obituary for newspapers — and will even challenge those who would espouse the idea.Pundits and skeptics use clever connotations such as dinosaurs facing extinction.It’s the same tired banter that was used when radio first came into existence and many thought signaled the end of the printed word. It’s the same pablum dished up when television was king and challenged newspapers with live action and immedia...

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Thanks to Oktoberfest supporters

The festival committee wishes to thank the following people and companies whose generosity enables the City of Galion to have a Galion Oktoberfest.Please thank these people and companies when you see them.Donley Ford of GalionGalion Building and Loan BankHarry Cobey FoundationGalion Crestline Area Chamber of CommerceCarol RhodebeckDr. Tom Fellner and Pam FellnerOhio Medical TransportJack and Pam...

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Apron Free Cooking ~ Death by Chocolate Brownies

We’ve all had those days that just drain your energy. One way to recover is to eat lots of chocolate. I’m probably not going to be your dentist favorite person by saying that, but I’m sure your friends will agree. There’s nothing like some chocolate to ease the stress of a long day.This recipe takes full advantage of packaged ingredients. You can make brownies from scratch, if you like. I know baking from scratch is a stress reliever for many bakers; however...

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Editorial: Governor debates needed

The gubnatorial election this year between Republican John Kasich and Democatic Ed FitzGerald could become historic - for all of the wrong reasons.According to a poll this week, Kasich currently leads FitzGerald by 22 points.Part of the reason for the wide margin is that FitzGerald’s campaign has been marred by a variety of missteps, from him not having a valid drivers license for ten years to allegations he failed to disclose past traffic violations.So ...

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You mean Aragorn, son of Arathorn?

When someone at the table asked if anyone was familiar with the actor Viggo Mortensen from “The Lord of the Rings” movies, I raised my hand enough just to get noticed, to answer his question, at our table of four.“Yes,” I said.What I also wanted to say was, “You mean Aragorn, son of Arathorn, heir to the throne of Gondor?”But I didn’t. It was clear who the geek at the table was without the further affirmation of my wei...

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This Week in Galion’s History

Galion has a colorful and lengthy past. The events noted in this column are taken from the Galion Inquirer archives from years past. The focus will be items of personal or community interest from 10, 25, 50 and 75 years ago.The week of September 27, 2004Galion High School football player Kyle Loudermilk was pictured during the Friday night game against Upper Sandusky.Local high school sophomore, Rachel Lantz, was interviewed about her summer v...

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Pioneer’s Proven Results are Best Measured by Our Alumni

Schools all across Ohio are measured by results and Pioneer Career and Technology Center has a strong record of proven results. Pioneer provides students with training and job skills that are in demand by employers. That, in turn, helps keep the local economy strong and we all benefit.To prove our point, we can show you reports and data that demonstrate our success, but nothing really explains the value of our school better than the words of our alumni.Recently we receiv...

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