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Rep. McClain hears from Galion community

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State Representative Jeff McClain (R-District 87) visited Galion on July 22 for a town hall meeting. It was scheduled for two hours, and with all of the questions and topics attendees brought up, the meeting lasted every bit of it.Topics included gun rights, in which one attendee asked McClain to take a leadership role in making common sense reform; Ohio’s rollback on renewable energy; women’s reproductive health; and the initiative of health department accreditation.In what was perhaps the most engaging portion of the discussion, one citizen brought up the fact that the government makes it too easy for people NOT to work because of unemployment and other welfare programs.


Oversight commission reviews fiscal emergency status

The Financial Planning and Supervision Commission for the City of Galion met on July 23. It welcomed LaMar Wyse, the former CEO of Galion Community Hospital, as the third citizen appointee to the commission (Ken Barker and Jim Graff are the other two).Wyse was appointed by the governor to replace Jack Weishite, who passed away late last year. In August, the city will officially recognize Weishite for his service to the community.Other commission members are the mayor, ci...

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Lost Red Sox title ring returned by Yankees fan

NEW YORK (AP) — A lost Red Sox World Series ring is back on the finger of its owner, thanks to a nifty pickup by an ardent New York Yankees fan.Manhattan restaurant owner Luigi Militello could hardly believe it when he found the shiny 2013 championship ring on a restroom sink at his Luke’s Bar and Grill on Thursday night.It was the real thing, with diamonds and sapphires and rubies, set in 14-carat white gold, with the Red Sox emblem, a Boston Strong logo and...

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It’s ‘Jeff Gordon Day’ at Indy for record 5th time

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — With a tinge of gray hair at his temples, his hat on backward and his two young children by his side, Jeff Gordon celebrated as if he was 23 years old again.Gordon won a NASCAR-record fifth Brickyard 400 on Sunday, eight days before his 43rd birthday and on the weekend Indianapolis Motor Speedway celebrated the 20th anniversary of his first Brickyard victory.Gordon’s first win came before the celebratory kissing of the Yard of Bricks was e...

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NCAA settles head-injury suit, will change rules

CHICAGO (AP) — The NCAA agreed Tuesday to settle a class-action head-injury lawsuit by creating a $70 million fund to diagnose thousands of current and former college athletes to determine if they suffered brain trauma playing football, hockey, soccer and other contact sports.College sports’ governing body also agreed to implement a single return-to-play policy spelling out how all teams must treat players who received head blows, according to a Tuesday filing in U.S. D...

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Talented youth to take stage

Galion’s summer activities this year include an impressively large group of area youth, ages 7 to 18, who are enjoying acting, singing and dancing to their hearts’ content. In June, about 60 youngsters turned up for auditions for a role in Galion Community Theatre’s children production of “The Wizard of Oz.”Theatre-goers will enjoy being part of this wonderful production, scheduled to run Friday, Saturday and Sunday, August 8, 9 and 10. Evening perform...

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News from the Galion Public Library

GIFTS TO THE LIBRARYPresented by James A. Lewis in memory of Alice M. Lewis: The Possibilities, by Kaui Hart Hemmings; Knitting Yarns: Writers on Knitting, edited by Ann Hood; How to Tell Toledo from the Night Sky, by Lydia Netzer; the following Books on C.D. : I’ve Got You Under My Skin, by Mary Higgins Clark; That Old Black Magic, by Mary Jane Clark

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Apron Free Cooking ~ Banana Pudding

Banana pudding has made regular appearances at church potluck dinners for years. I ran across a version of this dessert in one of the vintage cookbooks I was browsing through this week. This simple dish has remained a favorite in large part due to the easy preparation, but also for the mellow flavor.If you are planning to take this dish to a church potluck or large family gathering, I’d recommend doubling the recipe! You’ll still bring home an empty container.

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Survey: Custom Farm Work Rates Rising in Ohio

COLUMBUS – The rates custom farm workers are paid in Ohio are rising, according to a new statewide survey of Ohio growers, farm workers and machinery operators completed by agricultural economists from Ohio State University’s College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences.The 2014 Ohio Farm Custom Rate Survey found that the rates paid to farm workers and machinery operators for custom farm work have increased thanks in part to increased supply costs and the a...

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Garden club flower bed a lesson in maximizing space

Members of Galion’s North End Garden Club plant and maintain a bed of annual plants at the east end of Heise Park, along Gill Avenue.This year’s planting is an example of making good use of a small space for flowers, herbs and vegetables. For example, tomato plants, kohlrabi, swiss chard and lettuce are clustered at the southern end of the bed, with herbs primarily at the north end, and flowers between. Tomatoes are also planted among the gladiolus, an example of “...

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Attention city utility customers: Bank payments to be discontinued

Beginning August 1, 2014, the City of Galion Utility Office will discontinue the acceptance of utility payments at Galion Building & Loan and First Federal Bank of Ohio.Payments can be made online, in person at the Utility Office (115 Harding Way East), or through the 24-hour drop box.

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Employers and employees use collective bargaining to negotiate employment terms

Q: What is collective bargaining?A: Collective bargaining is the negotiation of matters regarding employees’ wages, benefits and other terms and conditions of their employment. Collective bargaining occurs between the employer’s representatives and the union, which the employees have selected to be their exclusive bargaining representative.Q: What law governs collective bargaining?

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Savvy Senior: Organizations that appeal to conservatives

Dear Savvy Senior,Can you recommend any advocacy organizations for seniors other than AARP? I cut up my AARP card a few years back when they supported Obamacare, and am now looking for another organization that better represents me.Conservative SeniorDear Conservative,There are actually quite a few senior advocacy organizations out there promoting themselves as conservative alternatives to AARP.While AARP, with a membership of almost 38 m...

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Ohio AG’s collections end FY 2014 with largest totals in Ohio history

COLUMBUS — The Ohio Attorney General’s Office ended Fiscal Year 2014 with the largest amount of debt collected ever. The office announced today that it collected more than $471 million in debts owed to state and local government entities in the fiscal year, which ended on June 30, 2014.“I am pleased that the team we have put together in the Ohio Attorney General’s Office has brought in more previously unpaid debt than any other administration,” Attorne...

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City stalls on pool pass changes

Galion City Council resumed discussion on the pool pass issue during its July 22 meeting.There was previously a lengthy discussion at the July 8 meeting, because the language of the ordinance that sets the pool fees was preventing many types of non-traditional families from buying a family pass. In trying to make the wording more inclusive, many suggestions and questions were raised, resulting in Ordinance 2014-63 getting sent back to the Parks and Streets Committee.

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Signature Healthcare announces school supplies donation drive

Signature Healthcare of Galion is seeking donations of school supplies from the community. It will be accepting donations now through Aug. 3 at its facility, located at 935 Rosewood Drive. It is open from 7 a.m. - 9 p.m. every day of the week and there is a red drop-off box inside the front lobby.All supplies will be given to the Ohio Heartland Community Action Center, which will then distribute the supplies to Galion students in need.Items requested: No. 2 pencils, liqu...

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Tiger Youth Baseball out of state tourney after third round

Galion Tiger Youth Baseball’s 11- and 12-year-old team won the Ohio District 7 All Star game earlier this month and went on to play in the State Tournament last weekend. The Tigers won their first game 3-2 against Dover. In Sunday’s game, they were beat 9-3 by Canfield. In Tuesday’s matchup against Rock Hill, the Tigers lost 5-1. Their tournament play is over, but the players deserve a congratulations for making it so far!

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Cavs sign Wiggins, who can’t be traded for 30 days

CLEVELAND (AP) — Andrew Wiggins has an NBA home. Maybe a temporary one.The Cavaliers signed the No. 1 overall draft pick Thursday, a deal that prevents Wiggins from being traded for 30 days.Wiggins has been linked to a possible blockbuster trade with Minnesota for All-Star forward Kevin Love. But any deal now involving Wiggins can’t be finalized for at least 30 days.The Cavs and Timberwolves have had talks about a trade involving Love for months, l...

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