Galion area news briefs

Galion kindergarten registration set

GALION — Kindergarten registration and screening for Galion City Schools has been rescheduled for August 10 and August 11. Parents enrolling kindergarten children should do so by calling the Galion Primary School office at 419-468-4010 before June 5 or 419-468-3432, ext. 13000 after June 5.

Any child five-years-old on or before Aug. 1, 2020, is eligible to register. Children entering school for the first time must be screened for hearing, vision, speech and communication, other health or medical conditions and developmental delays.

Galion Primary School will be holding combined kindergarten registration and screening days on August 10 (9 a.m. to -3:40 p.m.) and August 11(1 p.m.t0 7:40 p.m.). Appointments are required for registration and screening. Proof of residence, birth certificate, immunization records, and custody papers should be brought on the day of the screening.

Mid-Ohio prepping for summer

LEXINGTON — In an email sent out Friday afternoon, Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course updated fans on the 2020 race season at the Morrow County road course.

In the update, signed by Mid-Ohio President Craig Rust, it was noted that season passes and event tickets had not yet been sent out as the track continued to work with the State of Ohio on guidelines and directions for holding public events.

Mid-Ohio will start to open for private events beginning next week, with guidance from the state and local health departments. Mid-Ohio School will begin its driving and riding season, with the first course taking place on June 2, following specific operating and health and safety protocols. Spectators and non-essential personnel will not be permitted on the property during this phase of opening up the facility.

Ongoing updates on this year’s racing season may be found on the track’s website (, as they will be posted as new information comes in with the understanding that the schedule may continue to be fluid and adjusted as needed.

Bucyrus Elks donate to Crawford BDD

BUCYRUS — The Bucyrus Elks, represented by Exalted Ruler Brad Seibert presented a check in the amount of $5,000 to Court Sturts, superintendent of the Crawford County Board of Developmental Disabilities (CCBDD). These funds are earmarked to assist Crawford County individuals with Cerebral Palsy through CCBDD. Crawford County Board of Developmental Disabilities, located at 1630 East Southern Ave, Suite 101,Bucyrus, Ohio 44820 serves over 350 children and adults at Fairway School, public schools, Community Services, and private providers.

Help fill Sunshine Bags

BUCYRUS — The Crawford County Council on Aging (COA) is collecting donations to fill Sunshine Bags, also known as Blessing Bags, for local seniors. Sunshine Bags will be delivered to the more than 300 local seniors who receive home-delivered meals, congregate meals and homecareservices. We need the community’s help to fill these bags.

“Many of these seniors are homebound, unable to leave their homes for needed items or are too scared to leave because of the coronavirus,” said Courtney Moody, COA activities coordinator.

Items being collected include: ace masks (can be homemade), hand sanitizer, tissues, toilet paper hand soap, hand lotion, puzzle books, individually wrapped snacks

The COA is also asking parents and guardians to have their children create cards, drawings or coloring pages to brighten a senior’s day. Kids/adults may add a nice, simple note such as “I hope you have a nice day! from Alaina, age 5.”

A ballot box will be provided outside as a no-contact drop off for the artwork at the COA.

“This is a great opportunity to let the kids have some creativity and get involved in community service,” Moody said. “Let them draw, let them paint, let them scribble. I think their artwork will bring many smiles to our seniors. Small acts of kindness can go a long way.

There are two donation drop-off sites available: Crawford County Council on Aging, from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays, 200 S. Spring St., Bucyrus. Galion-Crestline Chamber of Commerce, from 9 a.m. to noon weekdays, 138 Harding Way West. For details, call Courtney Moody at 419-562-3050, Opt. 4 or visit

Galion health department updates

GALION — The Galion City Health Department has immunization appointments available May 27. Call to schedule an appointment and have all insurance information ready. Medicaid and many private insurance cards will be accepted and must be provided by the time of service. Those with multiple insurance carriers must bring all cards. No VFC eligible child will be denied immunizations due to the inability to pay. Patients and guests are asked to bring their own face covering.

The health department has daytime appointments for their sexual health clinic (STI/STD testing & treatment and PrEP) on most Tuesdays and Fridays. Call to schedule your appointment/ensure provider availability and have all insurance information ready. Medicaid and many private insurance cards will be accepted and must be provided by the time of service. Those with multiple insurance carriers must bring all cards. Cash and checks also accepted. Patients and guests are asked to bring their own face covering.

HEAP deadline extended to June 1

ONTARIO –Do you need help paying for Winter Heating bills? HEAP may be able to help you. How Do I Apply? Fill out the application -available by calling the Area Agency at 419-524-4144 or 800-860-5799 Monday -Friday 9 a.m. -5 p.m.Anyone age 18 and older may apply for this assistance.Those 60 & over can get assistance with filling out the application. All heating types are eligible for energy assistance programs –Electric, Wood, Coal, Natural Gas, Propane and Kerosene.For more information call today. Heating Assistance Deadline has been EXTENDED to June 1, 2020.