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Miller, Jones excited to play with LeBron again

INDEPENDENCE, Ohio (AP) — They were pieces of a championship puzzle in Miami, perfect fits.Mike Miller and James Jones hope to be just as valuable accessories in Cleveland to help LeBron James win a title that would mean more to the superstar than any other.“Obviously,” Miller said, “our goal is to win a championship.”Attracted to the Cavaliers for a chance to play again with James, Miller and Jones were introduced Wednesday by th...

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Shawshank movie release anniversary marked by events, tours

MANSFIELD – This Labor Day Weekend, the 20th Anniversary of the release of the most popular movie of all time is being celebrated by a weekend packed with special events, location tours and an overnight package designed for travelers. Filmed in Mansfield, Ohio, “The Shawshank Redemption” has received widespread critical acclaim and is consistently voted the #1 movie of all time by IMDB users. Complete Shawshank Anniversary details, travel package information, event tickets a...

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Frobose leaving after 20-year run as superintendent

Charles H. Frobose, who served as superintendent of the Crawford County Board of Developmental Disabilities for more than two decades, will step down from his post Oct. 2.At a special board meeting Tuesday, the Crawford County DD governing board agreed to buy out the remaining year on Frobose’s contract.“It was a very amicable parting of the ways,” Frobose said. “Simply stated, the board and I don’t have a shared vision for the future of Cra...

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Cedar Point now hiring for HalloWeekends

SANDUSKY – Cedar Point is looking for hundreds of fun, enthusiastic people of all ages who want to work at the “Best Amusement Park in the World” this fall for the park’s 18th annual HalloWeekends event.For those who get a thrill out of scaring unsuspecting people, working as a Screamster is just for you! Cedar Point hires more than 300 Screamsters who are transformed into witches, zombies and various other undead monsters whose “soul” job is to ...

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Pet of the Week

Arcadia is a 2 year old, female, Golden Retriever/ Keeshond/ Spitz mix. She weighs 35 pounds. We immediately noticed her intelligence. She will sit, shake, down, and roll over. She is very easily distracted in the shelter but has an amazing connection one on one. Arcadia is adoptable at The Humane Society serving Crawford County at 419-562-9149.

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Galion Alumni Association brings back the 300 Club

A popular fund raising effort has been brought back to Galion by the Galion Alumni Association. The 300 Club will be used by the Alumni Association to raise funds for its many activities.The format of the 300 Club is simple – 300 $20 tickets are sold. At each home Galion football and basketball game two winners of $100 will be drawn. Winners’ names will go back into the drawing, so it is possible to win more than one drawing. Winners need not be present to win. Tickets ...

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Indians unveil Thome statue at Progressive Field

CLEVELAND (AP) — Jim Thome’s point-the-bat hitting stance, a powerful symbol of the most successful era in Cleveland Indians history, is now a permanent fixture at Progressive Field.The Indians honored their career leader in home runs on Saturday by unveiling a statue of Thome — his bat pointed menacingly at the pitcher — to rest in the ballpark’s center field monument area.An emotional Thome, who played for Cleveland from 1991-2002 and agai...

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Ohio State band director’s firing sets off clash

COLUMBUS (AP) — The new president of Ohio State University and supporters of the school’s storied marching band are clashing over the unexpected firing of a band director with deep roots in the organization.President Michael Drake dismissed Jonathan Waters on July 24 after a two-month investigation determined he knew about, but failed to stop, a “sexualized” culture of pranks, tricks and rituals that included students marching half-clad, feigning sex acts on...

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McIlroy on top of the world again

AKRON (AP) — Rory McIlroy cruised to a wire-to-wire win at the British Open, and then chased down Sergio Garcia to win a World Golf Championship.And he sounds as though he’s just getting started.“My goal now until the end of the year is to try to win as many golf tournaments as I can,” McIlroy said Sunday after his two-shot victory at the Bridgestone Invitational. “It’s not to try to finish No. 1 in the world. It’s just to get as...

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Movie review: “Guardians of the Galaxy”

The Guardians of the Galaxy come from the same Marvel universe as The Avengers. But it doesn’t take five solo movies to get us to the big team-up project. The idea here is that the cast is so diverse that there has to be somebody you like. And if it turns out that you like all five main characters, so much the better.

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John and Nancy Francisco celebrate 50 Years

John and Nancy (Fair) Francisco were married on August 22, 1964. Dr. Phillip Auer officiated the ceremony. They are the parents of Mark (Jennifer) Francisco of Mansfield, and Steve (Andrea) Francisco of Delaware. They have four grandchildren.John retired from Ohio Mutual Insurance in Bucyrus and Nancy retired from Galion Community Hospital.A party is being planned to celebrate the couple’s 50th anniversary. It will be Saturday, August 16 at 5:00 p.m., at the Galion...

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Martin’s history of Leesville Quarries a “must-have”

“Quarrymen of All Kinds of Building Stones: The History & Geology of the Leesville, Ohio Stone Quarries” by Dana Martin Batory, published 2014 by Friends of the Crawford Park District, printed by The Herald, Inc., New Washington (195 pages)This history of the Leesville Quarries is a must-have for local history buffs. They say all history is connected, and this book proves it. Inside you will once again meet well-known names such as Rettig, Hoffman, Hauck, Dappe...

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Galion Historical Society offers ‘Mystery Whodunit’ outings

The caretaker of Brownella Cottage was found dead late last night. His body was moved to the carriage house. Six people were in the cottage at the time of the murder. Your job: To gather clues and figure out whodunit.That’s right, the classic board game “Clue” has been re-imagined — Galion style.The Galion Historical Society started hosting the parlour game earlier this summer as a fundraiser.Marica Yunker and Penny and Alice Fox came u...

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Train-themed restaurant welcomed to town

Uptowne Galion lost a restaurant late last year when Millie’s Diner closed. However, the spirit will live on through the new Millie’s Whistle Stop Café. Since a soft opening on July 15, the restaurant has served many patrons curious to check out the food and railroad-inspired decor.On Aug. 1, the Galion-Crestline Area Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting for the Millie’s Whistle Stop.

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Buckeye Central BOE July 21 meeting minutes

The Buckeye Central Board of Education held a work session on Monday, July 21, 2014, at 6:00 p.m. at Buckeye Central Local School. During the work session the Board took a facilities tour and discussed permanent improvements. District “Themes” for the 2014-15 school year were established.The Buckeye Central Board of Education held their regular monthly board meeting on Thursday, July 24, 2014, at 7:00 p.m. at Buckeye Central Local School.

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Lincoln Highway yard sales this weekend

Lincoln Highway Buy Way Sale Aug. 7-9This year’s Lincoln Highway Buy Way Sale is Thursday, Aug. 7, Friday, Aug. 8, and Saturday, Aug. 9, from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. each day. Drive along the Lincoln Highway to check out the yard sales across Ohio and neighboring states! There will be many community sales in the area.Deals At the Depot Aug. 7-9Join the Friends of the Big Four Depot for the Lincoln Highway Buy-Way Sales on the gr...

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Savvy Senior

Dear Savvy Senior,What kinds of reacher grabber tools can you recommend for seniors who need help picking things up off the ground. I bought a cheap one at Walmart a few months ago that doesn’t work very well for me, and would like to find one that does.Need a HandDear Need,A good reacher grabber is a very handy tool for anyone with mobility issues. It works like an extension of your ...

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