This Week In Galion’s History

By Noel Lizotte - [email protected]

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 will be items of personal or community interest from 10, 25, 50 and 75 years ago.

The week ending July 30, 2005

Judge James Hoover demonstrated new courtroom technology to the Galion Lions Club. The informational system allowed the court staff to review archived material using an audio and visual service.

Denise Corney was the Galion Public Library’s featured artist. Displays of her paintings were at the library main floor.

Galion citizens asked tough questions of city council. Topics included were the electric rates and the credibility of city employees.

Letters to the editor focused on economic troubles in Galion and the school levy.

Elliott Machine decided to expand the facility by building in Galion. Dick Ekin, owner, commented that he’d seen what good industry could do for a community.

The week ending July 30, 1990

Mr. & Mrs. Kenneth Brown celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary. Mr. & Mrs. Eddie Naufzinger celebrated their 45th anniversary. Mr. & Mrs. William Crager celebrated their 25th anniversary.

The Galion High School cheerleading squad was pictured practicing routines in preparation for a competition at the Bucyrus Bratwurst Festival.

The Plack family reunion was held in Heise Park. Descendants of Andrew and Caroline Plack shared a potluck meal.

Nicholls Furniture advertised recliners on sale for $399.

Geyer’s Super Valu Market advertised 3 pound box of grill steaks on sale for $7.99.

The week ending July 30, 1965

Hart Manufacturing Co planned to expand operations by moving into the second floor of the Ohio Overcoat Co building on N East Street.

Two area bridges were repaired by the Crawford County Highway crew. One was west of Galion across the Olentangy River on Galion-New Winchester road. The other was on Taylor Road.

Tom McNew, Larry Belt and Tom Longsworth were pictured reviewing plans for a shelter house to be built at Amman’s Reservoir.

The 43rd Amick Family reunion was held with 28 members present for dinner.

Vaughn’s Pharmacy, 130 Harding Way East, advertised their ability to help customers refill prescriptions, even if the patient had lost their pill container. They stored prescription information in “Your Family Record.”

The week ending July 30, 1940

Temperatures reached 93 degrees on Wednesday July 24. Thursday July 25 a new high of 110 was measured at City hall.

Two escapees from the Ohio Reformatory in Mansfield were captured by Galion Police at the Big Four Railroad yards. Sergeant Russell W Smith and Patrolmen Morris Bowers & Charlie Lauer apprehended the fugitives.

Georgia Peaches were on sale at the Kroger store, 5 pounds for 25 cents.

Bob Crosby and the Dixieland Band performed at Cedar Point. The Galion Inquirer printed a coupon worth 24 cents off admission.

The Gas Company advertised a free heating survey for customers to determine how much fuel to order for winter heating.

By Noel Lizotte

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