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ODNR warns of cold water dangers


Winter has arrived and brought seasonal cold temperatures with it. The Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) Division of Parks and Watercraft reminds visitors to prioritize their preparation and awareness to safely enjoy Ohio’s lakes and rivers throughout the chilly season.

Council on Aging presents activities list


The Crawford County Council on Aging (COA) has a full calendar of fun for seniors in January.

Board recognizes students


The Galion City Schools Board of Education met Dec. 19 for its final meeting of 2023 to recognize outstanding students, outgoing board members, and take care of some regular business before the end of the calendar year.

Solar eclipse 2024: Get left in the dark at Ohio State Parks


COLUMUBS, Ohio — Sleep under the stars and then stay to witness history. There are still camping spots available for experienced campers at many Ohio state parks in the path of the total solar eclipse on April 8, 2024.

Willamowski to lead 3rd District Court of Appeals


Judge John R. Willamowski was chosen to serve again as the presiding judge of the Ohio Third District Court of Appeals in 2024 by judges Mark C. Miller, William R. Zimmerman, and Juergen A. Waldick, who will serve as administrative judge. Willamowski will preside over oral arguments, decide procedural motions, oversee the daily administration of the court, and be responsible for managing the appellate docket.

Books donated to schools


The Crawford County Farm Bureau and Crawford County Cattlemen’s Association recently donated sets of eight books to seven local school libraries in an effort to ensure accurate agricultural stories are available to students.

Agency on Aging scholarships announced


The Area Agency on Aging Foundation Board has announced the launch of its 2024 Scholarship Program, aimed at supporting individuals pursuing higher education in the field of aging or disability services.

Canepa to lead Ohio’s cannabis control


On Dec. 14, Department of Commerce Director Sherry Maxfield announced the appointment of James Canepa as the first superintendent of the Division of Cannabis Control. The division is poised to ensure the safety and regulation of both medical and non-medical cannabis, which is now legal for consumers to possess in Ohio.

City Council passes 2024 budget


After a lengthy series of meetings over the past week, Galion City Council met on Dec. 18 for the third reading of the proposed budget for the city for the upcoming new year.

Basketball Gallery: Galion defeats Highland


The Galion varsity boys basketball team defeated Highland 69-58 in overtime Thursday night at home.


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