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Utility Office hosting Customer Appreciation Days

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Stop by the Galion Utility Office today or tomorrow for your FREE compact fluorescent light bulbs!As part of Customer Appreciation Days, Efficiency Smart is there to hand out bags with bulbs and information on energy-saving ideas for your home. They can also answer questions about rebates and other offers. It is available to any Galion utility customer.Utility Office Manager Dan Bute said people were lined up on Thursday morning before the office opened. In fact, in the first 40 minutes of the promotional event, more than 100 bags were handed out.“We’ve had an awesome turnout so far,” Bute reported. “This is a great opportunity for people to stop in and learn how they can lower their monthly bills.”


An Eye on the Tigers

GIRLS’ VARSITY TENNISIn a non-conference home match at Heise Park on Tuesday, the Lady Tigers pummeled Bucyrus 5-0.For the locals, Katelyn Smith scored a 6-4, 6-1 win in first singles; Kourtney Hickock record a 6-1, 6-4 victory in second singles; and Jackie Carriger netted aq 6-4, 6-0 triumph in third singles.Also, the first doubles team of Sydney Dameron and Leah Fisher whitewashed their foes 6-0, 6-0; and in second doubles, Cassidy Ivy...

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August Arraignments

The following was received from the office of the Prosecuting Attorney, Crawford County.August 2014 Arraignments – August 18, 2014:14CR 0168 - Randle Battles-Burglary (F2)-PR Bond14CR 0169 - Charles Bond-Breaking & Entry (F5)- 8 months prison14CR 0170 - Jacob Diemer-Burglary (F2)-$100,000 Bond14CR 0171 - Robert Byrne, Jr. -Breaking & Entry (F5)-$50,000 Bond14CR 0172 - Zacharia Davis-Burglary (F3)-$200,000 Bond1...

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Age no opponent for some of NFL’s veteran stars

NEW YORK (AP) â?” There’s something stunning happening on Michael Vick’s head.You can’t see them from far away, but up close, tiny gray hairs are starting to emerge â?” color-sapped reminders that the New York Jets quarterback is no longer the speedy youngster fresh out of Virginia Tech.He turned 34 in June, making him “old” in today’s NFL. During minicamp in June, Vick even had a young fullback address him as ̶...

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Pet of the Week

Kashi is a 3 year old, spayed female, Calico. She is front and back declawed. She is really calm and likes to curl up and watch everthing. Kashi needs a good home who can keep her indoors ONLY since she has no claws to defend herself. She is adoptable at The Humane Society serving Crawford County at 419-562-9149.

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Kent State starting center dies at 21

CLEVELAND (AP) — Kent State football player Jason Bitsko, who was slated to start at center for the Golden Flashes this season, died Wednesday.Police believe he passed away from an undetermined medical issue, the school said. The school said in a release the 21-year-old Bitsko was found unresponsive in the bedroom of his off-campus apartment shortly before 9 a.m.When Bitsko failed to show up at practice, calls were placed to Bitsko’s roommate, who called 911 ...

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Class of ‘67 honors Bartholomew

On Wednesday, Aug. 6, local members and guests of the Class of ‘67 held a “gathering of love” at the Pizza Hut in honor of Galion native and fellow classmate, Si Bartholomew.Si courageously battled cancer for the past 20 years. After his most recent prognosis Si valiantly came home to say goodbye to his family and friends, which exemplified his gentle and loving character and his deep consideration for others.Sadly, Si passed away peacefully on his jour...

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Park District to hold hunting lottery

The Crawford Park District will be holding their annual hunting orientation and lottery for the 2014-2015 hunting season. Properties that will be available for hunting are the Sandusky Wildlife Area, Sears Woods State Nature Preserve and Carmean Woods State Nature Preserve.The lottery will be held at the Lowe-Volk Park Nature Center on Sunday, Aug. 24 beginning promptly at 1 p.m. No late arrivals will be admitted after the orientation meeting begins to insure that all participants ...

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Galion High School Athletic Passes Available

The Galion City Schools Athletic Department is offering a variety of Athletic Passes for the 2014 – 2015 school year. These passes offer families and individuals a significant savings off regular ticket prices for both Middle School and High School sporting events.Family Pass $350 – This pass is for a family of four (2 adults / 2 children) and is good for admission to all home Middle and High School athletic events throughout the school year. Additional...

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Movie Review: ‘Let’s Be Cops’

This past Sunday, I was getting ready to slog my way through a one-and-a-half-star review of “The Expendables 3,” which I saw Friday night, when I decided to check the weekend box office results to make sure it was really the right film to review. Much to my surprise, the latest installment of the tired action franchise lost out on even the #3 position, getting upset by the debuting comedy “Let’s Be Cops.” I scrambled out the door to get to whatever showing of th...

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Lady Tigers open with victory

The Lady Tigers recently opened their tennis season with a 3-2 victory over Mansfield St. Peter.Scoring for the winners was Jackie Carriger with a hard-fought 1-6, 6-3, 7-6 triumph in second singles; the first doubles team of Sydney Dameron and Leah Fisher with a convincing 6-2, 6-0 win; and the second doubles pair of Donnetta Lester and Cassidy Ivy via a 6-1, 6-4 score.On the short end for the locals was Kourtney Hickock with a 2-6, 3-6 defeat in first singles, plus Che...

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Timken donation kicks off education center project

MANSFIELD — Next year, North Central State College plans to open the Crawford Connection Center in Bucyrus. Thanks to the Timken Foundation, that goal is one step closer.Several people from Crawford County gathered inside the college’s Fallerius Building on Aug. 14. The foundation presented a $500,000 donation to the NC State Foundation that will go towards preparing the new facility.It will be located inside the 7,000-square-foot building on Walnut Street, t...

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TWH Banquet to feature Josh Duggar

Together We Hurt, Together We Heal’s 4th annual Fundraiser Banquet is slated for Tuesday, Sept. 9, at Galion’s Free Methodist Church, 683 Portland Way North at 6 p.m.The guest speaker for the event is Josh Duggar, executive director of the Family Research Council in Washington, D.C. Readers recognize Duggar from the television show “19 Kids and Counting.”Dugger will discuss the strength in building family family values, a message that fits well wi...

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Hesby Drive officially open

On Aug. 19, the ribbon was cut to officially open Hesby Drive.While construction is ongoing, a ceremony was held this week celebrating the new Hesby Drive, a road leading into the Galion City Schools’ campus.Roy Benson, trustee of the Phillip Hesby Estate, pointed out that Hesby had also previously donated 28 acres of land a number of years ago when the Galion City School campus was first proposed.“I think this a fairly large step in the right dire...

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Bridge closed for 90 days

The Portland Way bridge was closed to all traffic on Tuesday. As part of the Ohio Department of Transportation’s road widening project, the bridge is being completely replaced. The project is scheduled to last 90 days, which takes the construction to Nov. 16 (assuming it stays on schedule).Portland Way South is open to two-way traffic again, but there is still construction on the west side of the road. The road widening will continue moving north through the end of the fall. ...

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Apron Free Cooking ~ Black Forest Pancakes

Pancakes are a Saturday morning tradition in my family. My folks love when all the kids and grandkids show up for a marathon pancake breakfast. My dad used to turn pancakes as long as somebody would sit at the table and eat. Let me tell you, with five kids, nine grandchildren and an odd number of tag along friends, there was somebody eating for hours!Of course, the coffee pot and the tea kettle were constantly brewing hot beverages, since you can’t eat pancakes without someth...

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Jamboree preview football event is Friday

The Galion High School Jamboree Preview football event will take place Friday beginning at 4:30 p.m. at Unckrich Stadium.A scrimmage between the Galion and Shelby middle school teams will run from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m.At 6 p.m., it will be the Galion and Shelby varsity squads going at it for three quarters of game situation. Afterwards will be a scrimmage between the Galion and Shelby junior varsity and freshmen squads.Tickets cost $5 for adults and $3 for student...

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Utilities, pool passes and fire trucks

Galion City Council heard an update on the Efficiency Smart program during its Aug. 12 meeting.Mike Richart, chair of the Utilities Committee, gave reported that several local businesses have approached Efficiency Smart with ideas on how to utilize the program, and some residential energy audits were requested as well.Richart emphasized they will continue to monitor the program to make sure Galion is getting the full use out of it.Utility Office Manager Dan Bu...

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