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Sherrod Brown tours Lifetouch, talks to employees

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He may have gotten stopped by a train on his way through Galion, but U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown made it to Lifetouch Church Directories on Wednesday afternoon. The Democratic senator of Ohio met with the company’s leadership and toured its Galion facility.In addition to the staff at the plant, several executives from Lifetouch, Inc., based in Minnesota, came out in support of the event. Officials from the City of Galion and the Chamber of Commerce attended as well.After the tour, Brown met Lifetouch’s 300-plus employees in front of the building and they posed for a photo. Then there was a press briefing inside a conference room.


Tiger netters blank Crestline, lose to Redmen

Recent boys’ varsity tennis play had the Tigers shutting out Crestline 5-0 on Monday and being blanked by Bucyrus on Tuesday.In the match against the Bulldogs, Sam Maddox cruised to a 6-1, 6-2 win in first singles, JD Smith easily won 6-2, 6-2 in second singles, and the locals claimed a forfeit victory in third singles.First doubles action showed Alex Barker and Caleb Ivy scoring a 6-3, 6-1 triumph, and in second doubles it was Will Starr and Dan Van Vliet netting ...

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Drugs confiscated during search warrant

On April 23, 2014, the METRICH Enforcement Unit, which consisted of Galion Police Department Special Investigations Unit, Crawford County Sheriff’s Office and Bucyrus Police Department, executed a search warrant at 1103 Harding Way East, Galion, Ohio. The search warrant was in reference to illegal drug activity.During the search, officers found suspected heroin, suspected crack cocaine, suspected marijuana, drug paraphernalia, syringes, and cash. During the search the followi...

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Primary Election reminder

The 2014 Primary Election is Tuesday, May 6. Polls are open 6:30 am to 7:30 pm on Election Day. Voters choosing to head to the polls on Election Day need to remember to bring the proper form of ID and know their polling place and precinct. Voters can check their polling place and precinct and get other important voting information by visiting Absentee voting for military and overseas voters began on Saturday, March 22, 2014, and on Tuesday, April 1, 2014, for all other vot...

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Northmor raises money for Make-A-Wish Foundation

Northmor High School’s show choir, Knightsounds, presented a dinner show on Saturday, March 22nd entitled “A Knight at the Movies.” Members of the group performed various duets, solos, quartets, dances, and ensembles involving famous movie musical selections while the approximately 325 guests dined on a wonderful lasagna dinner.

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HomeCare Matters holds 16th Celebrity Waiter Dinner

NORTH ROBINSON — The Celebrity Waiter Dinner and Auction, the biggest annual fundraiser for HomeCare Matters, celebrated its 16th year. It was held April 22 at William Crawford Intermediate School.This year’s theme for the event was “All your health bases are covered by the HomeCare Matters team,” a baseball motif. There was both a live and silent auction, as well as a dinner prepared by Special Occasions Catering.Money raised through the event be...

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City moves into 21st century

Galion City Council has officially moved into the 21st century. Last month it approved the purchase of iPad 2 tablets, to be used to access meeting agendas and documents instead of paper packets.During the April 22 meeting, some of the council members were using the devices, while others stuck with the paper.Council President Carl Watt said they had a training session on the previous night at Galion Middle School to familiarize themselves with the devices. Lori Dray, the...

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GHS baseballers remain perfect in the NCC

A day after beating Buckeye Central in a 12-inning grind, the Orange-and-Blue run-ruled the Bucks 13-3 in five frames at Heise Park.The Tigers — 12-2 overall and a perfect 6-0 in the North Central Conference — pounced on BC quickly with a 5-run outburst in the bottom half of the first inning. The locals banged out 5 hits and stole 4 bases during the blitz, with the key hit being a 2-run single to single by Bryton Carpenter.The winners added 4 runs in the seco...

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Foundation grant money goes to Center-Y

Terry Gribble, Galion Center-Y Executive Director, (R) is shown accepting a Galion Community Foundation grant from Dave Spraw, GCF Secretary. In addition to the general fund grant which will go toward the playground fencing project, the Y also receives yearly contributions from two specified accounts managed by the Foundation, the Virginia Boyd-Shafer Fund for operating expenses and the Ruth Ann Duvall Fund for youth memberships. In support of its mission, the Foundation’s 10th annual f...

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Kiwanis hears discusses projects and hears from Habitat for Humanity

By Nathan Crockcrocknathan@yahoo.comOn April 15 Kiwanis of Galion held their weekly Tuesday meeting. During that meeting pre-sale tickets for the circus were given out to members. The members will be selling tickets through this month and May for the circus that is coming town. Kiwanis is also bringing the tickets to businesses around town to sell. The prices are $10 for adults and $6 for kids. Kiwanis of Galion as well as Rotary are helping to put on the event. Pre-sale...

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Compost site open this weekend

The compost site on Taylor Road will be open on Friday, April 25 and Saturday, April 26. Hours for the facility are 7:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. The facility accepts all yard and landscape waste, such as limbs, brush, grass, weeds, leaves and Christmas trees (all decorations MUST be removed) free of charge to Galion and Polk Township residents. Chemically treated wood, such as deck material and railroad ties, will not be accepted.

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OSU/NCSC celebrate dedication of library

By Nathan CrockInquirer CorrespondentOn April 10 Ohio State University of Mansfield and North Central State College held the Bromfield Library and Information Commons Dedication campaign and celebration. The recently renovated library is part of a $3 million project that began its planning stages back in 2009.

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Thought for the Day

“The best way to see Faith is to shut the eye of Reason.” ~ Benjamin Franklin

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Kirk earns Sea Scout Quartermaster rank

Jim Kirk, son of Steve and Rita Kirk of Worthington, recently attained the rank of Quartermaster, the highest advancement rank in the Boy Scouts of America Sea Scouting program. Proud grandparents are Jim and Sunny Kirk of Galion, and Robert and (the late) Shirley Boney of Caldwell.Sea Scouting is a part of the Venturing program that the Boy Scouts of America offers for young men and women ages 14 through 21, with an emphasis on seamanship skills. Jim is the 15th Sea Scout in the S...

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Law You Can Use

Trusts Can Provide for Pet Care Following Disability or DeathQ: How can I make sure my pet will be cared for if I become disabled or die?A: Ohio adopted a version of the Uniform Trust Code in 2007 that lets you create a trust specifically for the care of your pet. Before that time, provisions in your will were “honorary”; that is, the person you named to care for the pet was not bound to carry out your wishes.Q: Can I cover all typ...

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Movie Review - ‘Rio 2’

By Bob Garverrrg251@nyu.eduI actually liked 2011’s “Rio,” even though it made me physically ill. My stomach couldn’t take the slobbering bulldog voiced by Tracy Morgan, and yet I still gave the movie three stars. “Rio 2” sees all the birds flying deep into the Amazon, and they have to leave the bulldog behind (they also leave Rio de Janeiro behind, making the title somewhat misleading). This should set the sequel up to be even better, ...

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Home Country

Slim Randles“What do I care if they didn’t choose me,” Herb said. “Bunch of nonsense anyway. Whoever heard of a focus group anyway?”“I did,” Bert said. “It’s an amalgamation of common, run-of-the-mill consumers who are bribed to think for an hour. Wish they’d have asked me.”“Why?”“Free lunch in the back room.”“They didn’t pick me, either,...

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Dear Editor,Independent voters are coming together in Ohio to play a crucial role in the mid-term elections, but it’s not the role we’re usually cast in by the media as “swing voters.” Instead, on primary day (May 6th) we’ll be working to be visible at a time when we are most invisible.

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