Galion area news briefs


Cooperative Christian Services moving

GALION — Cooperative Christian Services of Galion is moving as of August 4. The assistance organization is moving to Peach Lutheran Church, 129 W. Walnut St. Hours of operation are 1-3 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. and visitors are asked to use the elevator entrance on Walnut Street. Visitors will be guided to the pantry office.

An Cooperative Christian Services of Ohio, face masks are required. Covid 19 regulations will be followed per request of the Health Department. For more information, call 419-462-9305 and leave a message.

For all services please bring photo ID, and proof of any income. For utilities help, please bring a photo ID, proof of any income for your home, any documentation of other promised help made by other services such as Community Action or Salvation Army or current utility bill and shut off notice.

Cooperative Christian Services can also help with prescription drug co-pays. It also operates the Neighbors Helping Neighbors Food Pantry.

Galion Health Department news

GALION — Immunization appointments are available Aug. 12, Aug. 19 and Aug. 26 at the Galion Health Department, 113 Harding Way East Call to schedule your appointment and have all insurance information ready. Medicaid and many private insurance cards will be accepted and must be provided by the time of service. Those with multiple insurance carriers must bring all cards. No VFC eligible child will be denied immunizations due to the inability to pay. Patients and guests are asked to bring their own face covering.

The Galion Board of Health will virtually meet at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 12. This is subject to change due to ongoing Coronavirus Pandemic and access may be limited to the first 100 participants.Please join my meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone. can also dial in using your phone. United States: +1 (408) 650-3123Access Code: 358-768-053I

Appointments also are available at the health department’s sexual health clini for STI/STD testing and treatment and PrEP) on Tuesdays and Fridays. Call to schedule your appointment/ensure provider availability and have all insurance information ready. Medicaid and many private insurance cards will be accepted and must be provided by the time of service. Those with multiple insurance carriers must bring all cards. Cash and checks also accepted. Patients and guests should bring their own face covering.

Local SWCD annual meeting cancelled

BUCYRUS — The Crawford Soil & Water Conservation District has decided to cancel its 2020 annual meeting that was to be held on August 25th at Picwick Place in Bucyrus due to the COVID -19 measures. Individuals that would like to vote in the Crawford SWCD Supervisor election normally held during the Annual Meeting may do so in person at the Crawford SWCD office or by requesting an absentee ballot from the Crawford SWCD. In-office voting will be held August 14-27 from 7:30 am to 4:30 pm weekdays. Absentee voting began July 15 and runs through August 27. Contact the Crawford SWCD office at 419-562-8280 for more information.

Ohio Mutual Receives another “A” rating

BUCYRUS — The insurance rating organization A.M. Best has issued its annual rating of Ohio Mutual’s financial strength, and given it an “A” (Excellent) for the 28th consecutive year.The ratings include the three companies that represent Ohio Mutual’s intercompany pool: Ohio-domiciled Ohio Mutual Insurance Company, its wholly owned subsidiary United Ohio Insurance Company, and Maine-domiciled Casco Indemnity Company.

“We are pleased to continue our strong ratings streak with A.M. Best for a 28th consecutive year, which comes right on the heels of our seventh year of recognition on the Ward’s 50,” said Ohio Mutual President & CEO Mark C. Russell. “These two independent confirmations of our operational and financial strength are a testament to the collective efforts of our board of directors, independent agent partners, business partners, associates, and our loyal policyholders.”

In its rating rationale, A.M. Best cited Ohio Mutual’s strong balance sheet, favorable underwriting results, long-standing agency relationships, innovation, and stable outlook.

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