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Summer Lunch Program ends with ice cream

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The Summer Lunch Program in Galion ended yesterday, but the kids who have benefited from it were all smiles. Volunteers served them ice cream with all the toppings they desired (after they ate lunch, of course).The ice cream party brought the eight-week program to an end. Since it started on June 9, lunches have been handed out five days a week and roughly 65-75 kids were provided with food each day at one of two sites. Also, every Friday kids received “weekend bags,” which included non-perishable food items.

 

Pond uncovered at Fairview

A small pond was recently dug up at Fairview Cemetery. It is located at the front of the property, near the southern entrance. It has a kidney shape and measures 21 feet long, 10.5 feet wide and two feet deep. The concrete base is mostly intact, except for where some tree roots have cracked it. A ceramic pipe sticks out of the center, so it could have been a fountain.Cemetery Manager Shane Shipley said he was told about the pond by the former manager, Ira Johnson, when he started w...

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Bring back shop class

In high schools throughout America, shop class has been eliminated and kids are often told that the only way to be successful is to have a four-year college degree. I reject this approach and, to the contrary, believe we need to put shop class back in high schools and instill in young people a heightened sense of pride and purpose for entering careers in the skilled trades.This important debate is illuminated by a Bureau of Labor Statistics study showing 48% of college graduates wo...

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Instrument donation drive Aug. 6

On Wednesday, Aug. 6, please drop off any unneeded, gently used musical instruments at Memory Lane Auto Museum, 124 Harding Way West. Owner Jim Hedges is collecting instruments to donate them to the Galion Middle School for band students to use. The store will be open from 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.

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Mosquito bite prevention tips

Every summer our backyards, woods and parks also become a favorite hangout for mosquitoes. There are 59 species of mosquitoes found in Ohio and a few of those can transmit diseases. Crawford County and Galion City Health Departments caution residents to take appropriate measures to reduce their risk of infection.“Avoiding mosquito bites is the key to preventing infection from any mosquito-borne disease,” said Stephanie Zmuda, Director of Environmental Health with the Ga...

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They’re off to see the Wizard!

Dorothy and her friends, the Tinman, the Lion, and the Scarecrow, are ready to see the wonderful Wizard of Oz in Galion Community Theatre’s production of the musical by the same name.Beth Anne Jarvis, Connor Moreton, Logan Reed, and Zach James star in performances scheduled for Friday, Saturday and Sunday, August 8, 9 and 10. On Friday and Saturday evenings the curtain will go up at 7:30 p.m. Matinee performances will be offered on Saturday and Sunday at 2 p.m.Tick...

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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 July 26, 2004Local beekeeper, Dave Duncan of Crestline, was featured in a column about the business of keeping bees. Several photos showed him at work with his bee hives.Galion Board of Education member Dr. Stephen Focht resigne...

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Updates on road projects, new timeline

Representatives from the Ohio Department of Transportation’s District 3 returned to Galion last week to give an update on the Portland Way widening project. In addition, city officials provided an update on the local Hesby Drive project.Mayor Tom O’Leary opened the July 24 meeting by recalling the last time ODOT was in town to talk about the project schedule, which was in May when the project started. He joked that none of the dates given at that time have held true.

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Kiwanis hears about Firelands move

On July 29 Kiwanis of Galion held its final meeting of the month. The first topic discussed was the upcoming pancake breakfast. Currently the group is considering having a chairman for the event as well as splitting the club up into teams to take on the responsibilities.Listing in church bulletins is also something the group wants to incorporate this year. It has also been determined that tickets will cost $6 for adults and children who are 12 and under who are accompanied by a pay...

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Stern sees Sterling saga is ending well

NEW YORK (AP) — Former Commissioner David Stern praised the NBA’s handling of the Donald Sterling controversy and predicts it will “end well” for the league.Stern said his successor, Adam Silver, has been “forceful” but also “demonstrated a compassionate side” in his reaction to the racist remarks that were made by the Los Angeles Clippers owner.“He’s done great. He has been forceful, he has been reflective, he ...

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Board of Health Aug. 5

The Galion Board of Health will meet on Tuesday, Aug. 5 at 7:30 a.m., at the City Building. The Board will discuss the hiring of a new health commissioner.

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ANG challenge at Mid-Ohio this weekend

LEXINGTON — Heading to the races at Mid-Ohio this weekend? Be sure to head to the fan village to check out the Air National Guard Mobile Experience Physical Challenge.The obstacle course will test participants’ strength and agility with challenges designed to simulate Basic Military Training, such as a cargo rope climb and a cliffhanger challenge. Participants must complete each obstacle correctly or incur a time penalty. Top finishers will be showcased on a leader-boar...

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New Chromebooks to start the school year at Buckeye

Buckeye Central recently purchased 125 Chromebooks for student use. These laptop computers, which run on the Chrome operating system, are primarily used while connected to the internet, as most everything is “in the cloud”. While this might seem foolish or “foggy” to some, it is the way computer technology has evolved and what our students will be expected to use in college or their career. It is an exciting addition to the other great things waiting to happen in the c...

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Playoffs could create chances for Big Ten teams

CHICAGO (AP) — As he watched the BCS championship game last season, Michigan State quarterback Connor Cook could not help but wonder:What if a playoff system were in place? Would the Spartans be playing for the biggest prize?No need to wonder anymore. The old BCS system is out. A four-team playoff to determine a national champion is being implemented this season, and that could open some more opportunities for the Big Ten and the other four power conferences....

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Golf outing proceeds donated to Ronald McDonald House

Members of the Galion-Crestline Area Chamber of Commerce presented a $2,000 check yesterday to benefit the Ronald McDonald House Charities.The money was raised at the 12th annual Chamber-McDonald’s Golf Outing on June 19. The 108 golfers who played donated money throughout the afternoon to participate in various contests.Scott Nickell, owner of both the Galion and Bucyrus McDonald’s restaurants, accepted the donation on behalf of RMHC. “I can’t be...

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Galion Police Calls: July 14 - 21

July 14· Colby Park, on patrol, spoke with male person walking in park· 400 block N. Market St., report of suspicious man running in street, yelling· 800 block SR 598, report of hit/skip incident at car wash· 200 block Portland Way S., report of shoplifting· E. Church St., report of break-in at old East School· 200 block Portland Way N., report of hit/skip accident, private property·...

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Municipal Court Records

Hearings in the following cases were conducted in Crawford County Municipal Court during the week of July 14, 2014:· Troy M. Hicks, Marion, driving under the influence of alcohol, a drug of abuse, or a combination of them, fined $525 plus $249 costs, sentenced to 180 days with 170 days suspended, driving privileges suspended until 1/22/2015· Cassandra J. Sayre, Galion, possession of drug abuse instruments, fined $100 plus $249 costs, sentenced to 180 days with ...

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Board of Elections meeting July 31

The Crawford County Board of Elections will hold a special meeting at 8:30 a.m. Thursday, July 31, 2014 to set policy for hosting of the upcoming District Meeting.

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