Galion area news briefs

Drive-thru community meal at St. Paul UMC

GALION — St. Paul United Methodist Church will host a drive-thru pick up community meal on Wednesday, Oct. 28 from 4:30 -5:30 p.m. in the North parking lot of the church, which is on Portland Way South at Cherry Street. All are welcome to participate.

Upcoming Business after Hours postponed

GALION — In response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the Galion-Crestline Area Chamber of Commerce has postponed the Oct. 28 Business After Hours event at The Hub in Crestline.

Two get degrees from Miami University

OXFORD, Ohio — Miami Universitystudents awarded degrees during summer semester 2020 included Austin Erwin and Chris McElligott of Galion.

Galion Port Authority to meet Wednesday

GALION — The Galion Port Authority will be holding a special meeting on Wednesday, Oct. 28 at 9 a.m. via Zoom for the purpose of selecting a Design/Build Team. Anyone who wishes to dial in may do so with the following:

+13126266799,,84255341240#,,,,,,0#,,703473# US (Chicago)

+19292056099,,84255341240#,,,,,,0#,,703473# US (New York)

Area on Agency annual meeting

ONTARIO — The Ohio District 5 Area Agency on Aging, Inc. will hold their 2020 Annual Meeting virtually on its Facebook page on Thursday, Dec. 3, 2020 at 11 a.m.

Mechanics Bank, is the exclusive platinum sponsor for the meeting. A portion of the proceeds from sponsorships will be designated by the Board of Trustees for the Scholarship Program. The 2021 Scholarship Program invests in deserving individuals for higher education benefiting the field of aging.

Chief executive officer Duana Patton and President of the board of trustees Jeff Polzin will preside over the program and meeting which will highlight accomplishments of the Area Agency on Aging for 2020.

The Area Agency on Aging will also present annual awards which include:

· The Project Collaboration award will be presented to the Ohio Highway Patrol and Ontario Stingel Elementary.

· The Community Partnership award will be presented to the senior volunteers who sewed masks for community older adults.

· The Advocate of the Year award will be presented to Dr. Robert Santiago of Galion.

· The Award of Excellence will be presented to the Ohio Manufacturing Alliance.

For additional information concerning Area Agency on Aging services or programs, call 1-800-860-5799.

AU president gets new contract

ASHLAND — The Ashland University Board of Trustees has voted unanimously to extend the contract of President Carlos Campo through May 31, 2024.

“The Board of Trustees is grateful for the leadership of Dr. Campo during the last five years,” said Board of Trustees Chair Jim Hess. “Dr. Campo has moved Ashland University forward through challenging times. We fully expect he will continue to lead the university in providing a transformative educational experience for all students.”

Campo began his term as the 30th president of Ashland University on June 1, 2015.

Galion Historical Society membership drive

GALION — The Galion Historical Society kicked off its 2020 membership drive Oct. 1

“Carve Out A Minute To Join” the Galion Historical Society via their website with a few clicks of a button. Supporting local history has never been easier and you can do it from the comfort and safety of home at

Check or cash memberships can be sent to P.O. Box 125 Galion, OH 44833. Any person or family joining the Historical Society at the $25+ level will be entered into a weekly drawing (starting the week of 10/5) for gift cards from local businesses including, H&K Watkins, Cake & Icing, 1803 Taproom, and Tiger Blendz. If joining by referral of a current member, please indicate that person’s name when joining and they will be entered into the weekly drawings.

All Galion Historical Society members will be invited to a sneak-peek event in 2021 at the Historical Society’s new museum location — The Hayden Helfrich Annex — that features large equipment artifacts with a focus on Galion’s industrial heritage. All members of the Society receive our quarterly newsletter, The Historian, which features stories and photos of old Galion, as well as, news on upcoming events!

The Galion Historical Society is grateful for the community’s support during such an unprecedented year. All memberships are donations to the Society as we carry out our mission to preserve and promote Galion’s history.

All MOAC tennis teams named

GALION — The Mid-Ohio Athletic Conference has announced its all league girls tennis teams.

Named to the first team were: Grace Mahek of Shelby; Nicole Flock of Marion Harding; Sophie Thompson of River Valley; Sadie Smith of Shelby; Lyndsey McQuown of Marion Harding; Taryn Simmers of Marion Harding and Ryleigh Tillman of Marion Harding.

Named to the second team were: Raegan Gurney ofShelby; Madison Sharrock of Shelby; Anna Vogt of Shelby; Mollie Eith of Shelby; Olivia Fordyce of Shelby; Ethereal Trippett of Pleasant and Olivia Kaufman of River Valley.

Bowling results


Week 1 Top Scores — Chris Brocklesby 245 617; Brad Borders 236 669; Al Pruitt Sr 236 610 John Stevens 289/244 732.

Week 2 Top Scores —Dustin Tomecko 258/268 686; Brad Borders 234 628; Sherri Sherriff 200 525; Tom Alstadt 248 681; Chris Brocklesby 268/255 708.

Week 3 Top Scores — Don Phillips 249 645; Brian Wenninger 277 669; Joe Borders 246 634

Week 4 Top Scores — James Bittner 4 246 592; Russ Montgomery 266/257 740.

Week 5 Top Scores — Chris Brocklesby 235 652; Travis Ash 242 656.

Week 6 Top Scores — Brian Wenninger 247 672 John Cross 236 610; Sherri Sherriff 236 596