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Report card results mixed for Galion schools

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Ohio’s annual report card results are mixed for Galion schools.Its performance index for achievement was 79.5 percent. The only area the district dropped in was Indicators Met, with a score of 66.7 percent.Dr. Sandy Powell, director of curriculum, noted scores have increased in several areas during Thursday night’s meeting. Under the “Progress” category, which measures how much students in grades 4-8 have learned in a year’s time, Galion received an ‘A’ overall.


Tigers ground Barons in MOAC opener

DELAWARE — Jacob Fryer and Arby Thompson rushed for more than 100 yards apiece and the Galion defense held host Buckeye Valley to just 12 yards of total offense as the Tigers recorded their second consecutive shutout by blasting the Barons 32-0 here Friday night.The game was the first ever in Mid Ohio Athletic Conference play for the locals who upped their record to 3-1 overall. Buckeye Valley tumbles to 1-3.

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Oktoberfest band lineup

Thursday, Sept. 25Main Stage: John Kennedy Orchestra, 6:30 p.m.Stage Two: Semer Bros, 6:30 p.m.Christian Gospel Stage: Dave & Ethel Smith; Joyce Isenerg, 4:30 p.m., Joyce Rose, 5:30 p.m., John Slabach, 6:30 p.m., Jamie Smith, 7 p.m., Lynda Wenzel, 7:45 p.m., Marlene Vance, 8:30 p.m.Friday, Sept. 26Main Stage: DIRECT ENERGY, 7 p.m.Stage Two: Viper, 7:30 p.m., Get-A-Way, 9 p.m.Elks Bie...

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An Eye on the Tigers …

VARSITY VOLLEYBALLThe Lady Tigers are 8-0 in the Mid Ohio Athletic Conference and 12-3 overall following a 3-1 victory against Pleasant in Marion County Thursday evening.After dropping the first game 25-23, the Lady Orange-and-Blue bounced back to take the next three games by 25-17, 25-10 and 25-9 scores, respectively.For Galion, Taylor Valentine hammered down 16 kills in addition to garnering 15 digs and 14 receptions.

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Buckeye Central School Board meeting minutes

The Buckeye Central Board of Education held their regular monthly board meeting on Sept. 11. There were no public participation requests.Financial reports were read and approved.Superintendent’s Report:Mr. Robinson and the Board members discussed the importance of the superintendent/Board relationship. The basic roles and responsibilities properly assigned to the school board and superintendent makes for an exemplary district. It is the goal of the leade...

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Queen pageant returns to Harvest Festival

The Crestline Harvest Festival Queen’s Pageant made a big return Thursday night after a seven-year hiatus.Col. Crawford freshman Desiree Sharp won the event and a $750 college scholarship.“This is great, I am so happy right now,” she said.Sharp will pursue a bachelor’s degree in Physical Therapy from Ohio State University. She is involved in many activities at her school which include basketball, softball, FCCLA, and TI.Crest...

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General Health District seeking Medical Reserve Corps Volunteers

Crawford County General Health District (CCGHD) is forming a Medical Reserve Corps. CCGHD is looking for residents who are interested in volunteering to help prepare and protect our community. Medical and non-medical personnel are needed. If you are an active or retired medical professional or volunteer, CCGHD needs you to help organize and volunteer in its Medical Reserve Corps.

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Galion City Schools gets new treasurer

Charlene Parkinson was welcomed as the new treasurer for Galion City Schools this evening. The Galion Board of Education approved her employment contract, effective Sept. 30.Parkinson attended the board meeting. Afterward, she said she was excited to get started. “I’m ready. I’m looking forward to meeting the staff and students, and having a positive impact on this district and the community,” she commented.She will replace Terri Day as the distri...

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PUCO approves the upgrade of eight rail crossings

COLUMBUS – The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO) today approved funding authorization from the Ohio Rail Development Commission directing CSX Transportation to install roadway gates and mast-mounted flashing lights at eight crossings.Two of the crossings are near Galion: Marseilles-Galion Road/County Road 26 and Iberia-Bucyrus Road/State Route 100.

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Pet of the Week

Zipper is a 1 1/2 year old, neutered male, Jack Russell Terrier/ Beagle mix. He weighs 15 pounds. Zipper is a spunky guy. Zipper was a stray. He is adoptable at The Humane Society serving Crawford County at 419-562-9149.

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Connections Weekend Banquet to induct 8

The Connections Weekend Hall of Fame Banquet and Induction Ceremony will be held Saturday, Sept. 27, at the Galion Middle School. This Banquet and all Connections Weekend events are open to the public, not just Galion graduates.The ceremony following the dinner will see these individuals inducted into the Galion City Schools Hall of Fame: Mrs. Joice Hayden-Cating, Miss Josephine Tracht, Mr. Herbert Miller, Mr. Richard Hottenroth, Mr. Richard Ekin, Dr. Victor Cooley, Mr. Mark Rodman...

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10 events you should know about today

Teen Chess Club Sept. 18Teens are invited to join us at the Galion Public Library for a casual game of chess, or enter our continuing ladder tournament and see how many opponents you can knock down a rung. Thursday, Sept. 18, 6-7:30 p.m. You do not need to register for the chess club, just show up!Galion BOE Sept. 18The Galion Board of Education will meet Thursday, Sept. 18, at 6:30 p.m. in the Middle School computer lab....

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A look at key developments in NFL controversies

NEW YORK (AP) — The NFL is under pressure from sponsors, fans and lawmakers for its handling of domestic violence allegations against several players. At issue is whether the league is acting swiftly enough to investigate or discipline players.Here is a look at key developments Wednesday:VIKINGS: WE MADE A MISTAKE

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Health Dept. to hold flu clinics

The Galion City Health Department has announced several upcoming flu clinics.Monday, October 6 - Stop by the Golden Age Center from 1 – 5 p.m. It is located at 301 South Market Street, Galion.Wednesday, October 29 - Stop by the Free Methodist Church from 9-11 a.m. or 1-3 p.m. The church is located at 683 Portland Way North, Galion.Monday, November 3 - Stop by the Golden Age Center from 9-11 a.m. or 1-3 p.m.Wednesday, November 5 - Stop by the F...

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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 20, 2004Crestline reviewed options for a new hospital after Mansfield Med Central closed operations at the Crestline Community Hospital building.Galion High School Varsity Golfer Joey Pawsey was pictur...

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CONTACT volunteer training starts next week

It is not too late to register for the fall training class for CONTACT volunteers. Classes start on Monday, September 22 at 6:30 at the Council on Aging at 200 S. Spring Street in Bucyrus. Sessions will continue on Monday and Tuesday evenings for six weeks. Please call to register.The initial training provides 30 hours of classroom preparation with an emphasis on good listening skills and knowledge of local services. Other topics addressed include domestic violence, mental illness,...

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Galion Inquirer names new editor

Lifelong Ohio journalist Chris Pugh has been named editor/content manager at the Galion Inquirer. The announcement was made today by Jim Lawitz, director of content for Civitas Media, the parent company of the Inquirer.“Chris’ years of experience in journalism, communications and public relations, and his familiarity with Ohio make him an ideal fit for this role,” Lawitz said.“I am very excited about coming to Galion and the North Central Ohio are...

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Bowling results

SATURDAY PREPS LEAGUELady Tigers 4 - 0Captain American 3 - 1The 2 A’s 3 - 1Ten Pin Mafia 1 - 3The Riddlers 1 - 3The Bald Eagles 0 - 4Top Girls’ ScoresMarissa Snyder 155-144-167=466Stevi Ness 132-126-107=365Kourtney Rinehart 112-103-118=333Chelsea Daubenspeck 50-40-63=153Top Boys’ Scores...

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