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Galion teen rewarded for taking care of his family

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One Galion teen got a big surprise last week. Korrey “Junior” Vance was excited when a brand new, Roadmaster mountain bike was wheeled to his feet — a reward the 13-year-old earned for helping his family.For the last several weeks, Junior had been riding a pink bike to the store to buy groceries for his mother. Before that, he walked.He even saved up nearly $60 to buy a wagon in order to tow the groceries. He also collects empty cans for recycling money.Why?His single mother, Holly Williamson, walks to and from work in Crestline. His 15-year-old sister, Becca, helps take care of his other sister, 1-year-old Hailey.

 

Galion Police Calls: July 1 - 6

July 1· S. Boston St., traffic stop of bicycle without lights· N. Market St./Payne Ave., traffic stop, verbal warning issued for speed· 900 block Charles St., report of domestic disturbance in progress· Edgewood Dr./Market St., report of dog running at-large, in traffic· 300 block Oak St., report of suspicious person attempting to enter home· 700 block Park Ave., report of abandoned vehicle parked ...

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Galion Police Calls: July 1 - 6

July 1· S. Boston St., traffic stop of bicycle without lights· N. Market St./Payne Ave., traffic stop, verbal warning issued for speed· 900 block Charles St., report of domestic disturbance in progress· Edgewood Dr./Market St., report of dog running at-large, in traffic· 300 block Oak St., report of suspicious person attempting to enter home· 700 block Park Ave., report of abandoned vehicle parked ...

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Municipal Court records

Hearings in the following criminal and/or traffic cases were conducted in Crawford County Municipal Court during the week of July 7, 2014:· Gary W. Gallant, Bucyrus, driving under financial responsibility suspension, fined $75 plus $154 costs; stop sign violation, fined $25; receiving stolen property, fined $100 plus $189 costs, sentenced to 90 days with 90 days suspended· Malcolm B. Jackson, Crestline, criminal damages, fined $100 plus $244 costs, sentenced to...

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Municipal Court records

Hearings in the following criminal and/or traffic cases were conducted in Crawford County Municipal Court during the week of July 7, 2014:· Gary W. Gallant, Bucyrus, driving under financial responsibility suspension, fined $75 plus $154 costs; stop sign violation, fined $25; receiving stolen property, fined $100 plus $189 costs, sentenced to 90 days with 90 days suspended· Malcolm B. Jackson, Crestline, criminal damages, fined $100 plus $244 costs, sentenced to...

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Movie Review - “The Purge: Anarchy”

“The Purge” turned out to be quite the sleeper hit last year. The otherwise basic home invasion horror movie was masked by its cool setting: a future where once a year for twelve hours, all crime is legal. This typically translates to rich people taking to the streets to murder the poor and homeless. A splatter-fest was promised and a splatter-fest was delivered. I saw the film opening day and I have rarely seen my favorite theater so crowded. It was seriously on par with “T...

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Leesville Grange celebrates 98 years

Members of the Leesville Grange no. 2078 are proud to celebrate 98 years as a chapter. Their annual fair-booth is one of the attractions one may visit at this year’s 157th Crawford County Fair that opened Sunday, July 13.According to member Priscilla Laughbaum, the Leesville chapter is one the remaining chapters left in Ohio. The organization once boasted 1.5 million member throughout rural communities across the Nation. Despite the decline in membership over the years, the G...

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The Wine Guys: Walla Walla Valley

Walla Walla Valley AVA has a fascinating geological history. A subset of the Columbia Valley AVA of Washington State, this area was inundated by a series of catastrophic floods — the Missoula Floods — at the end of the last ice age 12,000 to 15,000 years ago. The Walla Walla Valley was scoured and then received a massive amount of gravel and fine silt that when dried and blown by the wind resulted in loess — a very fine mineral-rich soil that covers most of the valley today ...

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Never too late for ‘I do’

After 47 years of life together, Tom and Charlene Foreman finally had the wedding ceremony they’ve always wanted. The couple renewed their vows on July 12 in a beautiful, outdoor ceremony surrounded by pine trees. Their son, Tom, walked the bride down the aisle. Other family members and some close friends were in attendance.“This man has made me his whole life,” a tearful Charlene said after the ceremony. She explained that when she and Tom were young, they were m...

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Taylor Road open this weekend

The Taylor Road composting site will be open July 18 and 19 from 7:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

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Demo of Crawford buildings to be done this year

The Colonel Crawford Board of Education held a special meeting on July 14 to approve the abatement and demolition packages for the former elementary and middle school buildings.The projects will be advertised for bid later this month, and at the August board meeting contracts will be awarded. The abatement and demolition work will last from September through December.Superintendent Todd Martin reported the the demolition portion was estimated at $273,935 for all three bu...

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OCBC Summer Seminar grapples with ethics

IBERIA — The Ohio Central Bible College held its 10th seminar July 12 at Iberia Presbyterian Church. Residents gathered to learn more about “Christian Ethics and Morality from a Biblical Perspective: Living a Life that is Pleasing to God.” The seminar was presented by Dr. Rafael Velazco (Pastor Ralph), professor of religious studies at OCBC.Pastor Ralph said that God’s intent for his creation is laid out in the first two chapters of Genesis and the first two...

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Dan McGinnis Named OHSAA Director of Officiating Development for Baseball

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Five-time state baseball tournament umpire Dan McGinnis is the Ohio High School Athletic Association’s new Director of Officiating Development for baseball, OHSAA Assistant Commissioner Beau Rugg has announced. McGinnis takes over for the retired Kyle McNeely, who held the post since 2009.A native of Columbus, McGinnis was named Ohio’s 2013 Baseball Official of the Year. He is a past president of the Central Ohio Baseball Umpires Association and n...

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Pet of the Week

Tiger Woods is a 6 month old. male, Brindle Shepherd mix. This guy was a stray found with his sister on a golf course. He is full of playful energy. He is a handsome dog ready to play. He is adoptable at The Humane Society serving Crawford County at 419-562-9149.

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Governor Kasich talks progress in Bellville

Ohio Governor John Kasich visited Richland County on Tuesday to speak with a crowd of around 250 guests at a luncheon held at the Deer Ridge Golf Club in Bellville.Just a few minutes after noon on July 15, the event got underway with Richland Area Chamber of Commerce President Jodie Perry leading all in a recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance. Dr. Frederick Finks, chancellor of Ashland University, gave the invocation, and after lunch was served, Governor Kasich was given ...

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Kids excited at camo-themed program

Lowe-Volk Park held its “Color Me Camo” event on July 12. The program was all about camouflage: The National Guard brought a humvee and a truck (both painted in Army camo) for display, in addition to animals that use camouflage. Attendees could go on a hike, play games and get their faces painted.

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Cherry, Grove intersections closed tomorrow

An announcement from the Galion Police Department:On Thursday, July 17, Cherry Street and Grove Avenue will be closed at the intersection of Portland Way South to allow for paving to be completed on the road project. The entrance to Galion Community Hospital will remain open on Grove Avenue.Please be patient and use caution in the area during this construction project.

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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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