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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.


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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City traffic expected to be tricky

With the increased traffic in town for Oktoberfest and Connections Weekend, drivers may be confused on how to navigate the detours caused by the events and ongoing road projects.While the Portland Way bridge is closed, Hesby Drive can be used as an alternate route. Local traffic may go through Heise Park and use residential streets.Anyone who sees commercial semitrucks using either of those routes are asked to contact the Galion Police Department, which has been issuing ...

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Queens of the Court

Donnetta Lester (shown here) has been teaming up with Cassidy Ivy in second doubles for the Lady Tigers this season. (Inquirer photos by Dave Zeuch)Sydney Dameron — a member of the Galion High School girls’ varsity tennis squad — follows through on a serve during a recent home match at Heise Park.Jackie Carriger has posted a solid 20-4 record playing third singles for the Lady Tigers this season.

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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 September 27, 2004Galion High School football player Kyle Loudermilk was pictured during the Friday night game against Upper Sandusky.Local high school sophomore, Rachel Lantz, was interviewed about her summer v...

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Pioneer’s Proven Results are Best Measured by Our Alumni

Schools all across Ohio are measured by results and Pioneer Career and Technology Center has a strong record of proven results. Pioneer provides students with training and job skills that are in demand by employers. That, in turn, helps keep the local economy strong and we all benefit.To prove our point, we can show you reports and data that demonstrate our success, but nothing really explains the value of our school better than the words of our alumni.Recently we receiv...

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Thank You to City Administration

On behalf of the Galion Business Community, the Chamber would like to say “THANK YOU” to the city administration for the foresight they had in building Hesby Drive/Heise Park Lane and the temporary road to the Galion West Shopping Center, prior to the beginning of construction on Portland Way North.As extensive and inconvenient as the road project has been, it demonstrates progress within our city and Crawford County. Once the project is completed, the benefits will be ...

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Local FX studio contributes to new film “Tusk”

“Tusk,” a new film from writer/director Kevin Smith, premiered Thursday — and there’s a local connection.Special effects artist Robert Kurtzman and his team at Creature Corps, a special effects studio in Crestline, did the makeup effects for the film. He was the lead supervisor for the makeup artists, which consisted of: Al Tuskes, John Schneider, Sean Rogers, David “House” Greathouse, Beki Ingram, Rachel Demski, Gary Jones, Beckie Cramer, Mike W...

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Fire burns down Whetstone Township facility

The main building of a long-time Whetsone Township business caught fire and burned to the ground Thursday afternoon.Eichhorn Sawmill and Lumber Company’s facility, which is located at 717 State Route 100, was a total loss, fire officials said.The company, which specializes in everything from log sawing and hardwood flooring, to finished, customized wood products, is owned by Whetstone Township resident Darin Eichhorn. He has owned the business alone for the past 12...

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