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Alumni share advice at Career Day

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Over 60 alumni came to Galion to speak to students on Sept. 26. It was Career Day, part of the district’s Connections Weekend.“We hope you get a feel for some of the careers of Galion alumni and find out some of your own interests,” said event organizer Nicole Workman, also a Galion alumna. “It’s not too early to start thinking about what you want to be when you grow up.”At the high school, students received career advice and recommendations for what courses to take. Dr. Victor Cooley, ‘72, is an engineer at NASA. He asked students to focus on math and science coursework. Cooley was also inducted into the Alumni Hall of Fame this year.


PREVIEW: Galion, Upper Sandusky series coming to an end

In what could be the clsoing chapter in a long-running series, the Galion Tigers host the Upper Sandusky Rams this Friday evening.“It’s probably the last time we’ll ever play them,” Chris Hawkins, head coach of the Orange-and-Blue said.Friday marks the 74th time the foes will go helmet-to-helmet on the gridiron. In the series, Galion has a 39-33-1 record, including a 27-0 shutout last year at Heise Park.

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Class of ‘64 celebrates 50th

The Galion High School Class of 1964 celebrated their 50th class reunion with a banquet at the Galion Country Club. Forty-seven members of the class and 25 guests attended. Patrick Strauch Fruth gave the blessing and eulogized the 33 class members who were deceased.Awards were give to the first reservation, longest distance traveled, most grandchildren and most great-grandchildren. Jack Koschnick served as master of ceremonies. The weekend also included a reception at the home of J...

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Recycling drop-off sites for October

Oct. 4 - 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.Oct. 7 - Lykins Twp. Firehouse Parking Lot, Lykens, from 4 p.m. - 8 p.m.Oct. 9 - Galion School Parking Lot, Galion, from 4 p.m. - 7 p.m.Oct. 11 - Lowe Volk Park Parking Lot, Leesville, from 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.; Dallas Twp. Firehouse Parking Lot, Monnett, from 9 a.m.. - 11 a.m.Oct. 13-20 - Timken Company P...

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Ohio’s minimum wage to increase Jan. 1, 2015

Ohio’s minimum wage is scheduled to automatically increase on January 1, 2015 to $8.10 per hour for non-tipped employees and to $4.05 per hour for tipped employees. The increased minimum wage will apply to employees of businesses with annual gross receipts of more than $297,000 per year.The current 2014 Ohio minimum wage is $7.95 per hour for non-tipped employees and $3.98 for tipped employees. The 2014 Ohio minimum wage applies to employees of businesses with annual gross re...

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Fryer developing nicely as quarterback

“Of all the positions in sports, I firmly believe that the one you need experience at is quarterback,” said Chris Hawkins, head coach of the Galion High School football program. “So much goes into being a good quarterback that people don’t know about.”It’s been baptism by fire for Jacob Fryer, junior first-year starting signal-caller for the Tigers this season. There’s been the expected growing pains, but also a steady progression in improv...

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Scholastic Gridiron Roundup

Northmor 38, East Knox 22The Golden Knights improved to 3-2 overall and 1-1 in the Mid Ohio Athletic Conference Blue Division with a victory over the Bulldogs last Friday.Lane Foster rushed for 126 yards on 18 carries and had touchdown romps of 22 and 33 yards in the first half.Leading 24-16, Northmor outscored the hosts 14-6 in the fourth quarter to seal the deal. Quarterback Mason Jardon ran to paydirt from 7 yards out and threw a 24-yards s...

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Editor’s Notebook: Oktoberfest draws over 21,000

Last weekend’s Oktoberfest set a new record with an estimated 21,000 people who attended the three-day event in Uptowne Galion.Festival organizer Kent Gimbel said the estimate came from ride receipts.“Every vendor made money and several vendors sold out of food,” Gimbel said, also citing nice weather as a major factor for drawing the crowd.City officials said no major issues were reported from either Oktoberfest, or the school’s Homecom...

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Ashland hosts “St. Joan”

Ashland University Department of Theatre opens the 2014-2015 season with George Bernard Shaw’s “Saint Joan.” Directed by Associate Professor of Theatre Teresa Durbin-Ames, evening performances begin at 7:30 p.m. on Oct. 3, 4, 10 and 11, with a 2 p.m. matinee on Oct. 5.Seating is on stage for this production at Hugo Young Theatre, which limits the number of seats available and advance purchase is recommended.Single tickets are: $12 for adult; $10 for sen...

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Galion alumni back the Tigers

Standing near the current Galion High School cheerleaders Friday night was a more experienced group.“Go Tigers,” yelled 73-year-old Marty Cecil as she watched a group of about eight alumni cheerleaders join in the cheers for Galion.“I more or less direct,” the 1959 Galion High School graduate said.More or less may be understating it a little.Cecil was like the Engergizer Bunny on Friday night as she kept encouraging her team ...

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Businesses remain optimistic despite road construction

Construction for the Portland Way widening project began in mid-May, and drivers and business owners alike have been experiencing its effects ever since.Barring any inclement weather conditions, the entire project is scheduled to be completed by mid-December.When finished, Portland Way will have a center turn lane running all the way through town, and sidewalks on both sides.Karvo Paving, the contractor, is currently working on the northern section of the proj...

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Galion Police Calls: Sept. 9 - 18

September 9· 400 block Kroft St. , report of stranger outside house· Hetrick Dr./Fairview Ave., traffic stop, verbal warning issued for speed· Ohio 598, report of drunk driver coming into Galion, traffic stop, verbal warning for reckless operation· 600 block Harding Way E., report of fraud upon a business· 800 block Crew Ave., report of theft of medications from unlocked vehicle· 3...

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Colonel Crawford Homecoming game

Last Friday was the Homecoming game for the Colonel Crawford Eagles. They faced the Bucyrus Redmen, who bested them 29-27.

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Kemp and Baker engaged

Monte Shane Kemp, son of Russ and Leona Pennington, and Jessica Anne Baker, daughter of Jane Anne Palmer-Baker, have announced their engagement. The bride-to-be is from Galion, but currently lives with her fiancé in Fort Worth, Texas.They will wed on June 6, 2015 on a beach in South Padre Island, Texas.

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Gary Frankhouse, Jr. to serve as Economic Development Coordinator

BUCYRUS — The Crawford County Partnership for Education and Economic Development (The Partnership) announced the addition of a new member to its team. Beginning October 1st, Gary Frankhouse, Jr. will serve Crawford County as Economic Development Coordinator.

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Apron Free Cooking ~ Garden Flatbread

Once in a while I get tired of having the same sandwiches with my soup. Since I’ve been on a bit of a soup trend lately, the sandwiches have also been on the menu. Tonight, I made something a bit different to serve beside the soup. This simple flatbread is topped with fresh garden vegetables and hit the spot!The secret, start with one of those refrigerated dough rolls. I’ve found the grocery store carries a whole variety of dough: buttermilk biscuits, honey biscuits, fa...

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Pioneer to host community, alumni appreciation day

SHELBY – Pioneer Career and Technology Center is hosting a Community and Alumni Appreciation Day to be held Thursday, October 2nd from 4:00 – 7:00 p.m.. This FREE event will feature a car show, free food, activities for kids, cornhole, building tours, lab/student demos, alumni info, door prizes and much, much more!Those interested in entering the car show can register at Pioneer the day of the event starting at 3:45 p.m. at the Board of Education Office Lot (east end of...

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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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