Galion-area news briefs

Drop Galion utility payments into drop box

GALION — In an effort to reduce the spread of COVID-19 (Coronavirus), the City of Galion is encouraging utility customers to submit payments by using the drop box located to the west of the front doors of the Utility Office, 115 Harding Way East. You may also pay online at: These options are available for the convenience and safety of both our customers and employees.

Golden Age Center closed through April 17

GALION — Galion Golden Age Center/Senior Center is closed from now until April 6th and our Fundraiser Baked Steak Dinner has been postponed from March 27 to April 17 (tentatively). Anyone who has already purchased tickets may use them on April 17. If you have any questions and/or comments, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Crestline Historical Society events cancelled

CRESTLINE — All activities at the Crestline Historical Society/Museum will be cancelled until further notice. We will advise of reopening.

Bucyrus UMC services cancelled

BUCYRUS — Sunday worship services at Bucyrus United Methodist Church are cancelled for March 22 due to the threat of the coronavirus disease. This decision is based on the recommendation from Bishop Tracy S. Malone of the East Ohio Conference of the United Methodist Church.

Kiwanis Chili Dinner cancelled

GALION — The Kiwanis Chili Dinner, on March 24 will be postponed. The board has been in discussions and we reached the decision to postpone the event for now. Trish Factor, the director of the Galion City Health Department, reached out to me this yesterday about the dinner. With the pandemic surrounding the Coronavirus and the Governors orders that were issued, she suggested we highly consider the option to postpone our event.

Charles Street traffic closure

GALION — A section of Charles Street will be closed to thru traffic beginning March 20. J&T Excavating will be installing a sanitary sewer line through a contract with the City.

Residents within the project area will be able to access their driveways. Granny’s Kitchen will also remain accessible.

Detour for eastbound traffic is Harding Way East (State Route 97), north on Gelsanliter, and east on State Route 61. Reverse for westbound traffic.

Pandemic means changes to local recycling

BUCYRUS — Due to the coronavirus pandemic, we are implementing a few changes to the recycling process. After speaking with the Ohio Department of Health, we are changing the following:

  • When bringing your recyclables to the recycling center, leave them outside and ring the buzzer. The public will not be permitted inside the building. Please have your items properly sorted. If they are not, your recyclables WILL NOT be accepted.
  • When using the recycling trailers: Do not place any recyclables in bags or in the wrong compartments in the trailers. We are significantly reducing the amount of items we are touching. If the bin is too contaminated, mixed up or has too many bags in it, the entire bin will go in the landfill. If the compartment is full, take it home and bring it another day or bring it here. Otherwise, it will not be recycled.

For more information call Monday through Friday at 419-562-4169 or email [email protected]