Galion area news briefs

Recycling trailer removed from East Park

GALION — The Galion recycling trailer in East Park has removed until further notice. With the extra precautions we are now taking due to the coronavirus, the situation with this trailer has been deemed too hazardous to sort through. Everyday, for the past three months, we have found some or all of the following in the East Park trailer compartments: general bags of trash, used pee pads; used poise pads; used tampons and applicators; used kleenex, napkins, paper towels and toilet paper; containers full of diabetic needles; used Q-tips and more.

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.

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.

Bucyrus UMC worship services cancelled

BUCYRUS — Worship services at Bucyrus United Methodist Church are cancelled March 22, March 29 and April 5. Our hope and prayer is to be open for Easter Celebration Sunday, April 12. Visit our website,, to read the sermons for these and past Sundays. Please call the church office at 419-562-5061 if you are in need.

Tree sale underway through Crawford SWCD

BUCYRUS — The Crawford Soil and Water Conservation District has evergreens, hardwoods, and shrub seedlings available through their annual tree and plant sale. The district is taking orders until April 3rd, so get your order in as soon as possible for the best selection. Here are several reasons to plant trees:

  • Trees properly placed near buildings can reduce air conditioning cost up to 50 percent.
  • A city tree is about 10 times more effective at reducing carbon dioxide as a forest tree.
  • Provide winter windbreaks and living snow fences. Windbreaks can reduce fuel bills by as much as 30 percent.
  • Trees along streams reduce soil and chemical runoff from surrounding lawns and fields by as much as 60 percent.
  • An acre of trees can remove about 13 tons of dust and gases every year from the surrounding environment through photosynthesis.
  • For every ton of wood that grows, about 1.47 tons of carbon dioxide is absorbed and 1.07 tons of oxygen is produced.

The order forms can be obtained at the Crawford SWCD website at or at the office, 3111 State Route 98, Bucyrus Ohio. Please call the office at 419-562-8280 ext. 3 for more information. Make checks payable to Crawford SWCD, 3111 St Rt. 98, Bucyrus, Ohio 44820.