This week in Galion history

By Deborah Elaine Evans -

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 items of personal or community interest are from 15, 40 and 75 years ago.

The week ending in Sept. 12, 2000

Galion firefighters Neil Evans and Don Cordray give a CPR video and mannequin to Galion resident Brian Levy. The mannequins are designed to train Galion households in the essential steps of CPR.

Donna Wilson first joined the Galion Police Department during the time when there were still meter maids. That was September 1970 and now, 30 years later, retirement is not even in her future plans. Wilson has worked for the police department for 30 years – the longest tenure of any city employee.

Railroad Street is complete. Despite the mess, detours and increased noise levels typically accompanying construction jobs, nine residents living along Railroad Street in Galion are glad to finally have a real street to drive.

The week ending in Sept. 12, 1975

A request for three additional firemen was reissued to Galion City Council in caucus by Fire Chief M.G. (Jerry) Enders Jr.

Bill’s Art Gallery was slated to have a grand opening at his basement gallery, located at 808 Beardsley Ave. with over $200 in paintings and frames to be given away as door prizes.

The week ending in Sept. 12, 1940

The Galion Stamp and Cover Club was slated to launch in the basement of Galion Public Library.

Galion early birds arose to find temperatures near the freezing point as unseasonably cold weather swept into Ohio from the northwest. The reading was 40 degrees or just half the 80 degrees enjoyed here a year ago.

By Deborah Elaine Evans