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United Way launches 2-1-1 in Crawford County

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On Wednesday, Crawford County became the 64th county in Ohio to implement 2-1-1 services.2-1-1 connects people with community resources and volunteer opportunities. Calls often involve helping people find access to food, shelter, support groups and utility assistance. All you need to do is dial 2-1-1. Calls are free and confidential, and the service is available 24-7, every day of the year.United Way is leading the effort to make this service available in every county of every state. By the end of the month, 67 of Ohio’s counties will have it.United Way of Crawford County held an official launch for Crawford County’s 2-1-1 at Bucyrus Public Library on Oct. 22. Elected officials and representatives of various local agencies attended.


Community Action announces holiday assistance for Galion families

As the community continues to struggle with the economy, Ohio Heartland Community Action Commission is expecting more families to request holiday assistance than in years past.This year as in past years OHCAC will strive to serve as many families as possible. A large portion of our efforts rely on the generosity of the Galion Community which is displayed by the adopting out of famiies by businesses, groups and families.With this support from the community, O.H.C.A.C Craw...

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Mansfield Tea Party meeting planned

The Mansfield North Central Ohio Tea Party Association will hold its American History Study Club 7-9 p.m. Oct. 27.The club will be led by Tom Witkowski, who will continue his series of discussions on a book entitled “Ten Tea Parties: Patriotic Protests That History Forgot,” by Joseph Cummins.

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Great view of the solar eclipse

Last night’s view of the solar eclipse from Cedar Point. The park’s Maverick coaster is silhouetted in the foreground. Cedar Point is open for two more HalloWeekends before closing for the season on Nov. 2.

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Browns still not plugging holes in rushing defense

BEREA, Ohio - Browns veteran linebacker Karlos Dansby doesn’t need anyone to point out the surprising statistics about Cleveland’s defense.He knows there are holes — too many of them.The Browns have the worst rushing defense in the league, dead last among 32 teams.“This is the truth and the truth hurts,” Dansby said. “No excuses.”

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New LeBron banner to be unveiled before opener

CLEVELAND - Once again, a colossal image of LeBron James will loom over downtown.A new, 10-story-tall banner celebrating James’ return to Ohio will be unveiled on Oct. 30 before the superstar and the Cavaliers open the NBA season against the New York Knicks.The Nike-sponsored banner will hang on the side of Sherwin-Williams Co.’s global headquarters across the street from Quicken Loans Arena, in the same spot where an iconic banner of James hung during his fi...

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Letestu gets winner, Blue Jackets beat Sharks 5-4

SAN JOSE, Calif. - Mark Letestu made sure the Columbus Blue Jackets’ party would carry on, redirecting a shot into the net about a minute after Ryan Johansen had a potential winning goal waved off.The visiting Blue Jackets rallied from behind twice and beat the road-weary San Jose Sharks 5-4 on Thursday night, with Letestu’s goal coming with 21 seconds remaining.“We made a great play to get the puck to the point, and I was along the side of the net and ...

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With sacks and shrugs, Bosa starring for Ohio State

End Joey Bosa has emerged as Ohio State’s defensive star. He has proven this season he not only has the talent to play at the next level, he has the personality to thrive there.The Fort Lauderdale, Fla., native kicked off an interview Wednesday after practice by kidding the media about how he hates to do interviews. Then he performed as if he were on the “Tonight Show,” and not surrounded by the throng of local reporters he sees every week.Asked about h...

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Sisters bequeath $1.56 million to University of Findlay

The University of Findlay received a combined $1.58 million gift from the estates of sisters Marjorie and Mildred McGranahan.The donation will be added to the Marjorie M. McGranahan-Mildred F. McGranahan-Shafer-Van Dorn-McGranahan Scholarship endowment fund, which Mildred established in the late 1980s in honor of the women in her family.The sisters, who were Findlay College alumnae and McComb natives, dedicated their lives to farming. They created the scholarship to enco...

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Ohio leading the way to American energy independence

Last month, I organized an energy jobs fair in Belmont County, joining Belmont College and the Ohio Oil and Gas Association to help connect over thirty companies with people from all over Eastern Ohio. People came because they were interested in being part of our state’s booming energy industry. That industry has been a bright spot in an otherwise weak economy.

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Mourning Tours and Lantern Tours scheduled for this weekend

Preserving Galion History LLC, the owners of the historic Gill/Talbott/Hesby House are holding Mourning Tours and Lantern Tours this weekend.Cost for each tour is $5. Proceeds from these tours go to the restoration and maintenance of this landmark home.The Mourning Tours will be held between 6 and 8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday nights. These tours will feature rooms in the house decorated in the style of mourning of the 19th and early 20th century. Tour guides will explai...

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Galion announces new National Honor Society members

Galion High School announced new members of its chapter of the National Honor Society. They include, from left, Jun Hao Zheng, Eric Miller, M’Lynn Gwinner, Karrigan Winbigler, Gillian Garverick, Kearsten Kostelnik, Danielle Court, Austin Zumbro, Jermaine Burket, Michaela Slone. Absent: Jessica Harford. The formal induction will be held Nov. 17.

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Galion Schools eye PR help

Galion City Schools could receive some public relations help in the near future.During the Oct. 16 School Board meeting, Superintendent Mark Stefanik said several community members have approached him about communication difficulties. “With so much activity and a limited staff, sometimes it’s difficult to get the word out and stay ahead,” he said.Stefanik invited Chris Stone, owner/operator of Rock Solid Media (based in Galion) to speak...

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Governor Kasich, Ohio Nurses Association working together to ensure safety, preparedness of Ebola

COLUMBUS – Governor Kasich spoke with registered nurse and ONA CEO, Lori Chovanak, over concerns regarding the preparedness of Ohio’s hospitals, nurses and healthcare workers if an Ebola outbreak were to occur in Ohio. Chovanak explained Ohio’s nurses are expressing great concern of Ebola preparedness and are requesting additional training, support, and resources. ONA requested that all healthcare facilities take three courses of action immediately:1.Practice dril...

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Pioneer holds community service day

Galion students who attend Pioneer CTC stayed in town on Oct. 17 to perform community service. They could be seen performing various tasks at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, Brownella Cottage, Flower Cart Florist, Galion YMCA, the Fire Department and a few other projects throughout the city.

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Richland Newhope superintendent named interim Crawford DD leader

Richland Newhope Superintendent Elizabeth “Liz” Prather has been named the interim superintendent for the Crawford County Board of Developmental Disabilities, effective Oct. 23. Prather will lead both agencies for a period of six months.The Richland County and Crawford County DD Boards approved Prather’s appointment during meetings this week.The Crawford County Board of DD is looking for a successor to Charles H. Frobose, who stepped down from the post ...

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Lady Tigers, Northmor fall in district volleyball tournaments

DIVISION II DISTRICT SEMIFINALSNorwalk 3, Galion 1ATTICA — State-ranked Norwalk ended Galion’s volleyball season here Wednesday evening, defeating the Lady Tigers 3-1 in Division II district tournament semifinals competition.Galion took the first set 27-25 to take a 1-0 lead. Norwalk knotted things up at 1-1 with a 27-25 decision in the second set. The winners scored their second and third points by taking sets three and fo...

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GHS linksters feted at banquet

Evan Huggins — a senior on the Galion High School varsity golf squad — was recently named First Team All-Mid Ohio Athletic Conference Red Division.Evan accumulated 109.5 conference points, ranking him fifth and securing the First Team spot. The top five golfers are First Team. Evan and Buckeye Valley’s Colin Dawson tied for the fifth spot.Conference scoring is based on how golfers finish in league matches with 12 points being the highest (lowest score) ...

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