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Hospital donates to Galion police

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Galion Community Hospital recently made a donation to the Galion Police Department that will be a benefit to Galion police officers, as well as the Galion community.The donation allowed for the Galion Police Department to purchase an IPOK Trauma/Rescue Kit for each sworn officer. The kits are equipped with emergency items that will allow for officers to begin treating open wounds on scene.


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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Events, projects continue at Park District

The Crawford Park District hosted its annual Halloween Family Fun Night on Oct. 18.Park District Director Bill Fisher said it is the organization’s best-attended event. It included a bonfire, night hike and hayrides.At the CPD commissioners meeting on Oct. 16, Fisher reported the maintenance building at Lowe-Volk is progressing. The concrete flooring is finished, but the interior walls and electrical wiring still need to be done.It will have a shop room,...

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Trammel leaving Gospel Baptist after 26 years

Monty Trammel is stepping down as pastor of Gospel Baptist Church after 26-and-a-half years.“It’s been a great journey,” Trammel said, “But we felt that it’s time to leave so someone else can come in.”He and his wife, Lori, will seek God’s plan for what is next in life, but he said it will involve ministry.He said he loves the church and the community, recognizing that it’s the people who make it special. The con...

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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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Why we support Pioneer

Why is Pioneer Career and Technology Center such a great school? It provides the opportunity for any student to succeed. Pioneer has programs for students who don’t necessarily wish to attend college to learn important job skills needed in our workforce and allows them to be successful in life with the knowledge and skills obtained from programs offered by Pioneer.

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Cedar Point’s Mantis gives final rides

Over the past 19 seasons, nearly 23 million riders stood up to their fears aboard Cedar Point’s Mantis roller coaster.On Sunday, 32 lucky winners and their guests took the final rides on this coaster classic.Cedar Point announced last month that Mantis will be converted into a floorless roller coaster named Rougarou in 2015.This new sit-down style coaster will utilize the structure and track of the former Mantis, while providing a dynamic new ride experi...

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Horton’s injury weighs on teammates

SAN JOSE, Calif. — Blue Jackets players have known for weeks that the career of right wing Nathan Horton is in jeopardy because of a degenerative back ailment.But it hasn’t fully sunk in.“Just knowing that he’s in so much pain,” left wing Nick Foligno said. “That bothers us all. He can’t even play with his kids; and that bothers me. That hits home. I’m just hoping it takes a turn for the better and somehow he’s able t...

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Blue Jackets: Rookie Wennberg faces bigger test on trip

SAN JOSE, Calif. — It is widely considered the toughest trip in today’s NHL. The roadie might look good on paper — California, baby! — but it is no vacation on the ice.The Blue Jackets begin a stretch of three games in four days tonight at the San Jose Sharks. After that, it’s the Anaheim Ducks on Friday and Los Angeles Kings on Sunday.When fully healthy, the Blue Jackets believe they are deep enough to trade blows with the behemoths of the ...

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Browns Hoyer “angry,” but confidence isn’t shaken

BEREA — Brian Hoyer’s poor performance in the 24-6 loss to Jacksonville left him angrier than he’d ever been. The emotion lingered until he got back on the field Wednesday for practice.“Of all the games I’ve ever played, that’s the worst I’ve ever felt after one and it’s something you have to deal with learning on the job,” he said. “It’s not always going to be perfect and you’re not always going to win the gam...

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Hackenberg holds key to Ohio State-Penn State game

COLUMBUS — A year after the worst beating in Penn State’s highlight-filled history, the Nittany Lions know they need to protect quarterback Christian Hackenberg if they want to avoid another lopsided loss to Ohio State.“Overall they are a very fast, athletic defense,” Hackenberg said Wednesday. “We just have to continue to execute and stay on track and limit the negative plays and try to continue to keep the sticks moving throughout the game.”...

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Gasol leads Grizzlies past Cavaliers, 96-92

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — The Memphis Grizzlies reserves accomplished what the starters couldn’t - they built enough of a lead to put away the Cleveland Cavaliers.Marc Gasol had 16 points and nine rebounds, his backup Kosta Koufos scored eight of his 13 points in the fourth quarter, and the Grizzlies beat Cleveland 96-92 on Wednesday night.“We just played smart defensively,” said Koufos, who missed only one of his six field goal attempts. “Our defens...

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What happens to unvested military retirement benefits in a divorce?

Do unvested military retirement benefits count as assets to be considered in a divorce? That’s the question that came before us – the Ohio Supreme Court – in the divorce case of Christen and Sean Daniel.Christen and Sean were married in 1995. They had three children, who were aged 13, 11, and 7 at the time of the divorce. During the marriage, Sean and Christen separated on two occasions – from fall 2004 until December 2005, and from January 2008 through the ...

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College offers way to help ‘Stop Hunger Now’ for Thanksgiving

COLUMBUS — If you are looking for a way to celebrate Thanksgiving by giving service, Ohio State University’s College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences wants to hear from you.The college is sponsoring a Stop Hunger Now meal-packaging event on the Monday before Thanksgiving, Nov. 24, from 4-7 p.m. It takes place at the Nationwide and Ohio Farm Bureau 4-H Center at 2201 Fred Taylor Drive. Groups, individuals, and families are all invited to volunteer and do...

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Officials say they’ve ID’d all Ohio Ebola contacts

CLEVELAND — Health officials believe they’ve identified everyone in Ohio known to have had contact with or been near a Dallas nurse who visited Akron before being diagnosed with Ebola, the state epidemiologist said Wednesday. Doctors no longer detect Ebola in the nurse’s body, her family said.Dr. Mary DiOrio said during a telephone news conference that monitoring of those 164 people should end Nov. 4. Officials again emphasized that no one in Ohio has shown sympto...

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Crawford gets donation to help create underwater response team

Galion Amvets Post 1979 recently donated $250 to help establish an Underwater Response Team for Crawford County.Firefighter/Medic Jay Gaffney accepted the funds and explained the need for the emergency service.”This stemmed from our surface-ice training last year an realized we’re not prepared for underwater rescue,” Gaffney said.Gaffney said Galion firefighters have responded to several 911 calls of cars in reservoirs and ponds, only to arrive with no ...

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