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Friday truck fire at oil well injures one

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A truck fire at an oil well off State Route 61 south of Mt. Gilead injured the truck’s driver and completely destroyed the vehicle Friday, Sept. 26, 2014.A call went out about 12:20 p.m. for an oil truck fire on a Lincoln Twp. property belonging to the LaRoche family north of State Route 529. The tank of the the truck was reported to be filled with a flammable substance and still ‘connected’ to the oil well.Morrow County Emergency Management Director Joe Edwards was among the first on the scene and reported the vehicle was fully involved upon his arrival. The fire was contained to the truck and allowed to burn itself out.


Businesses remain optimistic despite road construction

Construction for the Portland Way widening project began in mid-May, and drivers and business owners alike have been experiencing its effects ever since.Barring any inclement weather conditions, the entire project is scheduled to be completed by mid-December.When finished, Portland Way will have a center turn lane running all the way through town, and sidewalks on both sides.Karvo Paving, the contractor, is currently working on the northern section of the proj...

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Galion Police Calls: Sept. 9 - 18

September 9· 400 block Kroft St. , report of stranger outside house· Hetrick Dr./Fairview Ave., traffic stop, verbal warning issued for speed· Ohio 598, report of drunk driver coming into Galion, traffic stop, verbal warning for reckless operation· 600 block Harding Way E., report of fraud upon a business· 800 block Crew Ave., report of theft of medications from unlocked vehicle· 3...

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Colonel Crawford Homecoming game

Last Friday was the Homecoming game for the Colonel Crawford Eagles. They faced the Bucyrus Redmen, who bested them 29-27.

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Kemp and Baker engaged

Monte Shane Kemp, son of Russ and Leona Pennington, and Jessica Anne Baker, daughter of Jane Anne Palmer-Baker, have announced their engagement. The bride-to-be is from Galion, but currently lives with her fiancé in Fort Worth, Texas.They will wed on June 6, 2015 on a beach in South Padre Island, Texas.

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Gary Frankhouse, Jr. to serve as Economic Development Coordinator

BUCYRUS — The Crawford County Partnership for Education and Economic Development (The Partnership) announced the addition of a new member to its team. Beginning October 1st, Gary Frankhouse, Jr. will serve Crawford County as Economic Development Coordinator.

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Apron Free Cooking ~ Garden Flatbread

Once in a while I get tired of having the same sandwiches with my soup. Since I’ve been on a bit of a soup trend lately, the sandwiches have also been on the menu. Tonight, I made something a bit different to serve beside the soup. This simple flatbread is topped with fresh garden vegetables and hit the spot!The secret, start with one of those refrigerated dough rolls. I’ve found the grocery store carries a whole variety of dough: buttermilk biscuits, honey biscuits, fa...

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Pioneer to host community, alumni appreciation day

SHELBY – Pioneer Career and Technology Center is hosting a Community and Alumni Appreciation Day to be held Thursday, October 2nd from 4:00 – 7:00 p.m.. This FREE event will feature a car show, free food, activities for kids, cornhole, building tours, lab/student demos, alumni info, door prizes and much, much more!Those interested in entering the car show can register at Pioneer the day of the event starting at 3:45 p.m. at the Board of Education Office Lot (east end of...

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Prairie Peddler brings crowds together

Duke and Laurel Wagoner has seen a lot after 27 years of exhibiting at the Prairie Peddler Festival Arts and Crafts Festival in Butler.“We’ve met children and grandchildren of our customers over the years,” Laurel smiled. “We have repeat customers and friends.”And the show has been profitable for the family, who owns Down Home Leather in Mount Vernon.“Our shop is close enough to pull a lot of people (to our store) from the s...

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2014 Oktoberfest Art Show a hit

The Brush and Palette Art Club held an art show during Oktoberfest. It was staged in the former Heritage Home Goods store, located at 130 Harding Way West, and many people stopped by to check it out.Carol Kable, a member of the club, reported that 10 artists from Galion and the surrounding area were featured in the show.Just down the street in Cider Alley, the Crawford County Arts Council sponsored “Chalking It Up,” in which festival goers were encouraged to ...

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Galion Oktoberfest 2014 - Album 1

Galion’s annual Oktoberfest hit the Uptowne Sept. 25-27. There was no shortage of delicious food, rides and games, and live entertainment. (Inquirer photos/Matt Echelberry)

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Joint Boards of Health meeting tomorrow

The Galion Board of Health will hold a special meeting on Sept. 30 at 5 p.m. This is a joint meeting with the Crawford County General Health District Board to discuss the future of public health in Crawford County. It will be held in City Council chambers, Galion Municipal Building, 301 Harding Way East.

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Two-vehicle crash on SR 598

Deputies from the Crawford County Sheriff’s Office and members of the Jefferson Township Volunteer Fire Department and Galion Fire Department responded to a two-vehicle injury crash on Sept. 28 at 6:58 p.m. The accident occurred on the bridge of State Route 598 over US 30.William J. Parker, 33, was driving his 1997 black Jeep southbound on SR 598 with his three children and a dog. Nichole M. Cooley, 28, was driving her 2002 Buick on US 30, exited onto the off ramp of SR 598 a...

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Galion’s unique spinoff of a fair: Oktoberfest

Last week, I discussed five things that seem to be very common with fairs. For the Galion Oktoberfest, though, I noticed a lot of new developments in keeping the crowd interested (mainly in the food).Here are five unique things being featured at the Oktoberfest:5. Karaoke: While there are still live bands of course, a group of people gathered around the gazebo for a chance to sing their favorite tunes and listen to others attempt to do the same!...

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10 events to know about today

Connections Weekend Sept. 27Connections Weekend continues Sept. 27. The Kiwanis Pancake Breakfast is 7-11 a.m. at the Intermediate School, with other activities available from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Hall of Fame Dinner is at 6:30 p.m., at the Middle School.Galion Oktoberfest Sept. 27Galion’s annual Oktoberfest continues Sept. 27 in the Uptowne District. There will be food vendors, rides and live entertainment....

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Tigers lose as Jonathan Alder takes over in second half

In a tale of two halves, Jonathan Alder rolled to a 41-24 victory over the Galion Tigers in the latter’s Homecoming game Friday evening at Unckrich Stadium.The Pioneers — 2-3 overall and 1-1 in the Mid Ohio Athletic Conference — beat up the locals to the tune of 27-7 in the second half to erase what was a three-points deficit at intermission. In losing, Galion falls to 3-2 overall and 1-1 in the conference.With the score knotted at 14-14, the Tigers too...

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Area Prep Roundup

TUESDAYVolleyballNorthmor defeated Mount Gilead 3-0 (25-8, 25-9, 25-11)Colonel Crawford beat Seneca East 3-2 (18-25, 25-16, 21-25, 28-26, 15-13)Crestline lost to Ridgedale 3-1 (26-24, 15-25, 13-25, 23-25)GolfNorthmor placed 9th in the Division III Sectional Tournament at Pine Hills with a score of 459. Scoring for the Golden Knights were: Nathan Bird, 114; Andrew Yarnell, 114; ...

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An Eye on the Tigers

BOYS’ VARSITY GOLFThe Tigers participated in the Sectional Golf Tournament at Sawmill Creek Resort in Huron on Thursday and finished with a team score of 379, placing 10th out of 12.Although the locals did not qualify for district competition as a squad, senior Evan Huggins decided he was not quite done playing golf this season. Huggins opened with a 43 on the front 9 holes and found himself plus-8 at the turn. The veteran fired a 40 on the back 9 ...

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