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Roll called for city officials

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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 Fellner, Jon Kleinknecht, Mike Richart and Steve Rowan. Council member Susan Bean was absent; council excused her.


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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Elkhorn Lake Hunt Club to host 16th Family Field Day

Elkhorn Lake Hunt Club, 4146 Klopfenstein Road, Bucyrus, announces its 16th annual Family Field Day. It will be held on National Hunting and Fishing Day, Saturday, Sept. 27 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.The $5 donation includes lunch and outdoor events such as archery, fishing, shotgun and rifle ranges, and seminars on boat safety, turkey hunting safety, pheasant dressing and cooking.Children must be accompanied by parent or responsible adult and a preregistration form and liabil...

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No recylcing trailers over Labor Day Weekend

The Crawford County Solid Waste Management District announced yesterday that recycling trailers will be pulled Friday morning (Aug. 29) for the holiday weekend and will be returned on Tuesday morning (Sept. 2).The Recycling Center and the landfill will be closed on Monday and will reopen Tuesday morning.

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Board of Health Special Meeting Aug. 28

The Galion Board of Health will have a special meeting at 7:30 a.m. on Thursday, Aug. 28 at Galion City Hall, 301 Harding Way East.

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465 marijuana plants seized

BUCYRUS — On Aug. 26, deputies from the Crawford County Sheriff’s Office, METRICH Drug Task Force, and the Bureau of Criminal Identification and Investigation conducted a marijuana eradication in Crawford County.Marijuana plants were removed from areas in the city of Bucyrus and the northern part of the county. 465 plants in total were seized, and will be destroyed. The estimated street value of the plants is $465,000.Two citations were issued for cultivation...

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Selig hasn’t changed outlook

CINCINNATI (AP) — As his term winds down, baseball Commissioner Bud Selig hasn’t changed his outlook on Pete Rose’s lifetime ban for gambling.Selig visited Cincinnati on Friday for the opening of an urban youth academy, and then drove down Pete Rose Way to visit Great American Ball Park and the Cincinnati Reds Hall of Fame and Museum that contains many references to baseball’s hits leader.He declined to talk about Rose’s case directly, but g...

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Galion, Bucyrus continue long-time rivalry in gridiron opener

It’s the series that keeps on ticking.The Galion Tigers and Bucyrus Redmen will meet on the varsity gridiron at Unckrich Stadium Friday evening in the 2014 season-opener. In what is one of the oldest rivalries in high school football in the nation, the long-time foes will go at it for the 114th time — a match-up that dates back to 1898.The Orange-and-Blue have a convincing lead in the series with 59 wins, 47 losses and 7 ties — a winning percentage of ....

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Madison staves off pesky Lady Tigers

VARSITY VOLLEYBALLThe Lady Tigers lost a hard-fought match on the road to host Madison by a 3-1 score last Friday in independent play.The host Lady Rams won the first game 25-21 and followed up with a 27-25 triumph in the second game. Galion scored its point with a 25-21 decision in the third game, but Madison wrapped up its win by taking the fourth match-up, 27-25.Individual statistical leaders for the Lady Orange-and-Blue were Taylor Valenti...

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Galion Public Library Board talks programs and maintenance

On Aug. 18, members of the Galion Public Library Board of Directors met for their regular monthly meeting. The first matter discussed concerned the original log cabin library, now located at Heise Park.In recent months, Board members have been working to find the responsible party for the maintenance of the building. A family of ground hogs took up residence in the building and have caused damage in addition to the weather damage and age of the structure. Library Director Vicki Eck...

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Movie review: “If I Stay”

“If I Stay” is a pretty depressing teen romance about a young couple who love, lose, and one of them might die. It’s based on one of those “YA” (Young Adult) books that are so hot as film projects right now. There’s a temptation to compare it to “The Fault in Our Stars,” another teen romance where the characters spent a lot of time on the brink of death. That film was sweeter, sadder and made more sense than this one. “If I Stay” wou...

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Local YMCA’s to offer dual membership

Starting Monday, Sept. 1, members of the Galion and Bucyrus YMCA’s will begin to enjoy dual membership at the two centers.When asked what brought on the agreement, Galion YMCA Director Terry Gribble said that it was something that the two centers had been talking about for years. While he was working for both Y’s for several months, while Bucyrus searched for a new director, he helped to put the plan into action and it was voted on during the July Board meeting.

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Uptowne revitalization plans continue

The City of Galion hosted a second meeting with Uptowne business owners on Aug. 15 to continue discussing revitalization efforts.During the first meeting that was held in May, attendees discussed a variety of issues affecting the area, including the deterioration of the buildings, a trend of vacancies and a lack of marketing. Click here to read t...

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Annual bed ready to harvest

The annual flower bed planted by Galion’s North End Garden Club is thriving in Heise Park. Some of the vegetables are ready to harvest - kohlrabi, cabbage and tomatoes especially. This example of edible landscape is available to anyone who wishes to harvest produce as it is ready. For more information on North End Garden Club contact Mary Ellen Heacock at 419-468-6353. The club meets on the third Monday of each month.

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Sen. Burke in Galion tomorrow

COLUMBUS - State Senator Dave Burke (R–Marysville) will hold open office hours in Galion on Tuesday, August 26. It will be held in the Galion City Building, 301 Harding Way East, at 6 p.m.Senator Burke represents the 26th Ohio Senate District which encompasses all of Crawford, Marion, Morrow, Sandusky, Seneca, Union and Wyandot Counties.“I look forward to visiting with the residents of Galion on issues that are important to them,” said Burke. “Off...

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Crawford SWCD 69th annual meeting to feature Dave White

Plan now to attend the Crawford Soil and Water Conservation District’s 69th annual meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 9, at the Crawford County Fairgrounds Youth Building in Bucyrus. Dinner tickets are on sale now and must be reserved by Sept. 2.The evening will begin at 5:30 p.m. with the supervisor election. The charbroiled pork chop dinner catered by Port-a-Cook, back by popular request, will begin at 6:30 p.m. The evening’s featured speaker is Dave White, who will discuss ho...

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Recycling Drop-Off Sites for Crawford County

Sept. 2 - Lykens Twp. Firehouse, Lykens, from 4 p.m. - 8 p.m.Sept. 3 - Chatfield Twp. Firehouse, Chatfield, from 4 p.m. - 8 p.m.Sept. 6 - New Washington Town Hall, New Washington, from 8 a.m. - 12 p.m.Col. Crawford High School Parking Lot, North Robinson, from 8 a.m. - 12 p.m.Sept. 8-15 - Timken Company Parking Lot, BucyrusSept. 9 - Wynford High School, Bucyrus, from 4 p.m. - 7 p.m.Sept. 11 - Galion Middle School, Galion, from ...

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Galion Police Calls: Aug. 15-17

August 15· Libby Lane, report of fight between sisters; one attempting to leave residence· 300 block Fifth Ave., report of suspicious person in area· S. Market St..Railroad St., on patrol, spoke with two subjects· Pounder Ave., report of vehicle stopped in roadway· 500 block N. Union St., report of theft from saddle bags on motorcycle· Guinther Court, report of suspicious person, going door-to-door...

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