This Week In Galion 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 15, 40 and 75 years ago.

The week ending Nov. 7, 2000

The Tiger volleyball team defeated the Roger Bacon Spartans in two games with scores of 15-11 and 17-15 to claim their second consecutive state championship title.

The week ending Nov. 7, 1975

There were four shots fired during a a holdup at Galion Pharmacy Heist, the slugs came within inches of striking pharmacist Conrad Vaughn. No one was hurt.

Five rail cars carrying nearly one million pounds of corn overturned on the Penn Central tracks at the East Atwood Street crossing. The incident tore up close to 650 feet of railroad bed.

The week ending Nov. 7, 1940

Life-long Galion residents Mr. and Mrs. S.D. Keifer observed their 55 year wedding anniversary in Detroit, Mich. with their nephew Gregory Fink.

By Deborah Elaine Evans

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Reach Evans at 419-468-1117 ext. 2049 or on Twitter at @deborahevans31

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