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United Way to kick-off 2014 Campaign on Sept. 2

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The United Way of Crawford County says it’s time to “Live United.”This fall, readers may choose to make a difference in their community by supporting the 2014 UWCC campaign that kicks-off on Sept. 2.The goal this year is to raise $315,000. According to UWCC Executive Director Amber Rarick Wertman last year’s campaign raised $308,000. Each year organizers hope to raise the bar a little higher. She says that way annual giving to the United Way allows area agencies to engage in long-lasting, positive change in Crawford County.


Red Cross services discussed at Kiwanis

On Aug. 19 the Kiwanis Club of Galion held its weekly Tuesday meeting. Disaster Response Director Karl Schwechheimer from the Crestline Area Chapter of the American Red Cross was on hand to talk about services the organization provides.There are 25 mass shelters that are used in this area when there are cases of emergency, such as bomb threats, fires and floods. Shelters include churches, schools and the YMCA.Schwechheimer pointed out that other than managing the shelter...

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Buckeyes think they have more, better linebackers

COLUMBUS (AP) — Joshua Perry says he’s ready for his closeup.The Ohio State linebacker played well while learning the job a year ago. Now he’s being counted on heavily to replace first-round draft pick Ryan Shazier and shepherd several new players through their first season with the fifth-ranked Buckeyes.Perry is being counted on to fill in for last year’s leading tackler, Ryan Shazier, who was taken with the No. 15 pick in the first round of the ...

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Weekend Activities

Gill House Yard Sale Aug. 30On Saturday, August 30 from 8:00 a.m. to noon, there will be a large yard sale on the lawn of the Gill House and also inside. Wide variety of items. House tours also available. The Gill House is located at 342 Harding Way West.God’s Little Acre Aug. 30

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Local Roundup: Week of Aug. 25

VARSITY VOLLEYBALLIn their first Mid Ohio Athletic Conference match ever, the Lady Tigers knocked out visiting Pleasant 3-0 Tuesday evening at the high school.The Lady Tigers won the first game 25-19 before taking games two and three by identical 25-17 scores.Reanne Neal tallied 10 points, knocked down a dozen kills and blocked a pair of shots for the locals. Also for the winners, Taylor Valentine recorded 18 kills in 32 attempts and had 10 re...

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Water and Wings

Ohio’s waterfowl hunting zones were simplified for waterfowl hunters after the 2014-2015 season dates and bag limits were approved by the Ohio Wildlife Council on Wednesday, Aug. 20. The South Zone, North Zone and Lake Erie Marsh Zone remain the same for waterfowl hunting, but the Lake Erie Goose Zone that previously covered much of northeast Ohio was removed. Also new this year, the canvasback daily bag limit was reduced to one.Opening day for duck and goose hunting is Satur...

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Labor Day marks end of summer, major road construction projects

COLUMBUS – Labor Day may not be cause for celebration for some: Swimming pools close, summer vacations end and schools return to session. But for the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT), Labor Day means some major construction projects around the state – many that have been under construction for multiple years – are wrapping up and will soon be open to motorists.“This was a record year for ODOT,” said ODOT Director Jerry Wray. “Crews worked...

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Crestline Village Council announces alert system

During the Aug. 25 Village Council meeting, the Village of Crestline announced a new service available to citizens and business owners, a public notification system called Crawford Alerts.This is a free service that sends out emergency and severe weather condition alerts. Possible alerts could include: Rising water, power outages, interruption in water service or a break-in. Recently counterfeit money had been making its way through town and the alert system sent out alerts to busi...

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Community helps to feed the hungry

St. Paul’s United Methodist Church asked the community to “Feed the Hungry” on Sunday, Aug. 24. It was a concert held at Galion Primary School.The Moonlighters headlined the concert. It is a quartet consisting of Rusty Cates, Dalton Derr, Dirk Eachus and Michael Miller. The audience was also treated to performances by the Café Group (another four-piece ensemble), Lynda Wenzel, the Musical Junction Performance Company, Poth Family Singers, Eachus Family Singer...

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Council votes on FAA grant, fund transfers

Seven items of legislation came before Galion City Council on Aug. 26.Ordinances 2014-64 and 2014-65 reflected the changes made earlier this year in the new union contracts. The first authorized the discontinuation of the pension pick-up contribution for employees of the Police Department. The city will no longer pick up any percentage of contribution.The second authorized a gradual phase-out of the pension pick-up contribution for employees at the Fire Department over t...

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NFL suspends Josh Gordon for 2014 season

CLEVELAND (AP) — Josh Gordon’s wait is over, and so is his 2014 season. Now the star wide receiver’s career is in peril.The Browns learned Wednesday that Gordon’s indefinite suspension by the NFL has been upheld and he will miss at least 16 games for another violation of the league’s substance abuse policy. A repeat drug offender, Gordon had appealed the penalty, hoping it would be reduced so he could play this season.The NFL, though, came d...

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Southside Meats open for business

Southside Meats, located at 223 Parson Street, has officially been open for six weeks now. While the word “meats” is included in the deli’s name, the store also offers fresh produce, eggs, all dairy items, candles and a few alcohol choices.It is owned and operated by Bruce Samples. All the meat is freshly cut by him and the ham salad, being sold at the moment, he also made.Samples and his wife have been in the deli business for over 5 years and decided ...

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Galion Schools Hall of Fame Banquet plans set

The Connections Weekend Hall of Fame Banquet and Induction Ceremony will be held Saturday, Sept. 27, at the Galion Middle School. The dinner will begin at 6:30 p.m.Tickets are $35 each and can be ordered by calling the Galion City Schools Central Office at 419-468-3432 during business hours. The deadline for tickets is Monday, Sept. 22. This Banquet and all Connections Weekend events are open to the public, not just Galion graduates.The Hall of Fame Dinner will be catere...

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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 August 30, 2004Tristan Hacker, age 7, was pictured demonstrating tricks on his scooter. He was able to do wheelies, jumps and spins.The Galion High School Varsity Volleyball team beat Fostoria in the season opener, 4-1....

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87th Neumann family reunion held

The J.O. and Anna Neumann family met on August 24 at Heise Park with around 90 members present for their 87th reunion.Malinda Freeman Slater, president, welcomed all the family and was excited about how “Facebook” helped get so many more family members to come. She had Larry Cramer say a prayer before a delicious meal was enjoyed.Freeman Slater opened the business meeting and anounced that two births, one marriage and five deaths were recorded for the year. E...

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Columbus museum of art presents, ‘In __ we trust: Art and money’

COLUMBUS,Ohio – The Columbus Museum of Art presents In __ We Trust: Art and Money from October 3, 2014 to March 1, 2015. In __ We Trust is a group show featuring 26 artists and collectives from diverse international backgrounds whose work addresses the nature of money and its complex relationship to art. The exhibition presents works that use currency as a material or subject, involve transactions, precious materials, alternative forms of exchange, and explore aspects of the financial e...

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Roll called for city officials

At the opening of Galion City Council’s Aug. 26 meeting, Council President Carl Watt announced that attendance of all elected city officials would be recorded for the meeting minutes. This will be regular practice from now on.Officials in attendance were: Mayor Tom O’Leary, Law Director Thomas Palmer and City Auditor Brian Treisch. City Treasurer Paula Durbin was not in attendance.City Council members in attendance were: Sarah Capretta, Shirley Clark, Tom Fel...

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Silver Citizen meals offered

Once again Shirley Wright and volunteers will host meals for Silver Citizens at the Ontario United Methodist Church. The meals will begin Wednesday, Sept. 3.The menu is as follows: Sept. 3 - chicken broccoli casserole, potatoes; Sept.17 - ham, scalloped potatoes green beans; Oct. 1 - sauerkraut & sausage, mashed potatoes, Waldorf salad; Oct. 15 - chicken pot pie, cole slaw; Nov. 5 - spaghetti with meat sauce, salad; Nov. 19 - meat loaf, macaroni & cheese, corn; Dec. 3 - pork chops ...

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