Galion Area Briefs

Decorate your home for Christmas, win a prize

GALION — The planning committee for Come Home to Galion has announced the first annual Home Decorating Contest. Galion residents are encouraged to make their homes look festive this holiday season for an opportunity to win a prize! There is no cost to participate Entry forms must be received by Nov. 24.

Click on the link below to download a form. Returned the completed forms to RSVP Program of Crawford County, Attention: Sarah Capretta, 138 Harding Way West, Galion, Ohio 44833

Judging will take place between Nov. 27 and Dec. 2, 6 pm – 9 pm. Please make sure all decorations are turned on by 5:30 pm. Prizes will be awarded for first, second and third place and will be announced during the Come Home to Galion events on Saturday, Dec. 3. Follow this link to download your Entry Form.

City switching to countywide alert system

BUCYRUS — Alert notifications from the city will now be sent through the Crawf0rd Alert notification system. To sigh up, follow this link to Crawford Alerts Sign Up or call Crawford County EMA at 419-562-6009. You will no longer receive alerts through the City of Galion system.

Open house for Pioneer’s Adult Diploma Program

SHELBY — Pioneer Career and Technology Center Adult Education will host an open house for its Adult Diploma Program on Wednesday, Nov. 16th at 1 p.m. and at 4 p.m. It will be at the Crawford County Success Center in Bucyrus, 130 N. Walnut St. If you are over 22 and haven’t earned a high school diploma make sure to attend. Classes start in January. In this program, students can simultaneously earn their high school diploma and a career enhancement certificate in a high – demand field in as little as 12 months at no cost! For information, call 419-342-1100 or www.

Galion Safety Council meeting set

GALION — The Galion Safety Council will meet from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Nov. 17 at the Galion Moose, 520 S. Market St. Use the southwest door. It costs $10. The program is “lockout/tagout” by Ranzy Brown, a safety and health consultant.

Brown has performed comprehensive safety evaluations and conducted training for many companies throughout the State of Ohio. Reservations required by Nov. 15 via email at or by calling Janell Benner at 419-492-2477 and leave a message.

Feds could may for medical assistant schooling

MARION — Responding to a high local demand for medical assistants, Ohio Means Jobs – Marion County is making federal funds available to help qualifying local residents go to Marion Technical College for up to one year to enter this health care field.

“These funds are very limited but can pay for tuition, books, fees, and required supplies,” said Ronald Meade, administrator of Ohio Means Jobs – Marion County. “This is a great way to get a start in the health care field.”

Medical assistants work in doctor’s offices and clinics. They do a range of tasks, from scheduling appointments to taking vital signs to sending prescription information to pharmacies to medical billing and coding. Jobs pay an average of $14.63 locally. The number of jobs in our area is expected to grow more than 20% over the next decade.

For information, call 740-389-4636 or email Those who want to start applying for funding can call Kelly Bates at Ohio Means Jobs at 740.386.1067. Details are on