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Tours of Gill House, Harding Way offered this month

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The Gill House will be a busy place this month as Preserving Galion History, LLC is offering Mourning Tours and Lantern Tours, as a fund raiser for preservation efforts.The Mourning Tours, held inside the home, will educate visitors on how death was handled during the late 19th century.Preserving Galion History member Brian Treisch explained that the viewing of the body was held in the home during that era. For the tour, the Gill House has been decorated for such an occasion, including a room with a casket, which was donated by the Mark A. Schneider Funeral Home.They will show and explain many of the practices used. Some surgical procedures done around the Civil War era will be covered as well.


Community Action announces holiday assistance for Galion families

As the community continues to struggle with the economy, Ohio Heartland Community Action Commission is expecting more families to request holiday assistance than in years past.This year as in past years OHCAC will strive to serve as many families as possible. A large portion of our efforts rely on the generosity of the Galion Community which is displayed by the adopting out of famiies by businesses, groups and families.With this support from the community, O.H.C.A.C Craw...

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Mourning Tours and Lantern Tours scheduled for this weekend

Preserving Galion History LLC, the owners of the historic Gill/Talbott/Hesby House are holding Mourning Tours and Lantern Tours this weekend.Cost for each tour is $5. Proceeds from these tours go to the restoration and maintenance of this landmark home.The Mourning Tours will be held between 6 and 8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday nights. These tours will feature rooms in the house decorated in the style of mourning of the 19th and early 20th century. Tour guides will explai...

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Trammel leaving Gospel Baptist after 26 years

Monty Trammel is stepping down as pastor of Gospel Baptist Church after 26-and-a-half years.“It’s been a great journey,” Trammel said, “But we felt that it’s time to leave so someone else can come in.”He and his wife, Lori, will seek God’s plan for what is next in life, but he said it will involve ministry.He said he loves the church and the community, recognizing that it’s the people who make it special. The con...

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Flu clinic cancelled

The Galion City Health Department must cancel the flu clinic scheduled for Wednesday, Oct. 29.This is due to a lack of vaccine shipment from the manufacturer.Updates on shipping and further clinics in November will be provided when information is available. For more information contact the Health Department at 419-468-1075 or

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Community Events Calendar

Send your events to galnews@civitasmedia.comDecorate the Pumpkin Contest Oct. 1-30The Crestline Public Library is sponsoring a Halloween “Decorate the Pumpkin” Contest for kids ages 4-12. The contest runs Oct. 1-30.Taylor Road Composting Oct. 18The Taylor Road Composting Site will be open on Oct. 18, from 7:30 a.m- 2:30 p.m.Food pantry Oct. 18St. Paul Unite...

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Leesville Grange News

Leesville Grange #2078/Crawford County Pomona Grange #36 met at the Jefferson Twp. Fire Department on Tuesday, Oct. 7, for a potluck meal and planning the 2014-2015 Grange year. Chaplain Dorothy Eckert offered prayer before the meal. Master/President Donald Graf presided over the meeting.The Legislative Chairman, Harold Eckert, reported on legislative issues. Donald Graf and Kathie Burkman will be delegates to the Ohio State Grange Convention and on the Grange By-Laws committee for...

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OhioHealth MedCentral Health and Fitness Center is planning a Diabetes Health Fair on Nov. 1

OhioHealth MedCentral Health and Fitness Center is planning a Diabetes Health Fair on Nov. 1 from 8 a.m. until 12 noon. It will be held in the Wellness Complex, 1750 West Fourth St., in Ontario.Free health screenings, exhibits and educational presentations will be held throughout the morning. Awareness is one of the key factors in fighting the disease which is the seventh leading cause of death in the United States, more than breast cancer and AIDS combined. The latest statistics f...

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Halloween activities for all ages

Here are Trick or Treat times for the area.Galion - Sunday, Oct. 26, 2-4 p.m.Crestline - Sunday, Oct. 26, from 2-4 p.m. The Scary Business Trick or Treat in the downtown district is from 4-5 p.m. and includes a costume contest.Bucyrus - Thursday, Oct. 30, 5-7 p.m.The Bucyrus Fire Department, 223 East Mansfield Street, will host its annual Spooktacular from 5-8 p.m. There will be a bike ra...

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Area Agency on Aging seeking nominations for Youth Award of Excellence

The Ohio District 5 Area Agency on Aging, Inc. is seeking nominations for its annual Youth Award of Excellence.This award is presented to a youth group or individual who has demonstrated outstanding leadership, community service or volunteerism and have touched older individuals in some way. Nominees will be considered for achievement in one or more of the following: Outstanding community service, solution to a difficult problem or outstanding one-time achievements.One a...

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Library challenges local writer to participate in NaNoWriMo

National Novel Writing Month (“NaNoWriMo”) is the challenge of writing a 50,000 word NOVEL in only 30 days! Galion Public Library (123 N. Market Street) is offering quiet space, refreshments, and helpful resources for writers working towards this challenge.Get to know your fellow writers and start some brainstorming at our “Get Prepped” Party on Saturday, Oct. 25, 2-3 p.m. in the Community Room.Local writer, Rachel Mendell will share some tips on ...

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GHS Class of ‘43

The Galion High School class of 1943 met at the Ontario Roadhouse restaurant on Sept. 24.

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OhioHealth MedCentral Hospice will hold a fall orientation for new volunteers

OhioHealth MedCentral Hospice will hold a fall orientation for new volunteers at the hospice office, 1020 Cricket Lane, Mansfield. Classes are scheduled from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Oct. 21 and 22 and from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Oct. 23.The training course will prepare volunteers to provide the assistance that patients and caregivers need during this journey. Many topics are covered including:-An introduction to hospice history and philosophy-Information on the imp...

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Class of ‘54 celebrates 60th

A group of 24 members of the Class of 1954 and their guests met to celebrate their 60th class reunion. The three day event began on Thursday morning, with several meeting for a round of golf. In the evening we gathered for a wonderful dinner at the Galion Country Club. After dinner, with Dick Hottenroth as the Master of Ceremony, with the assistance of our Committee Chairman Jean (Evans) Quinn the activities continued. They had a candle lighting ceremony in memory of the 28 deceased classmate...

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OGS learns about log cabin restoration

On Sept. 18, the Crawford County Chapter of the Ohio Genealogical Society met at the Bucyrus Library for their first meeting of the Fall season.The meeting opened by Mary Fox , President who called upon Ken Mast to do the roll call. Don Wenner read the minutes of the June 19th meeting. Mary read the Treasurer’s report in the absence of Mary Lou Hastings.Marty Keller showed the group a genealogy book titled “The Christian Althouse Family from Langnau, Switzerl...

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Head Start announces food program

The Ohio Heartland Community Action Commission Head Start announces sponsorship of the USDA funded Child and Adult Care Food Program. Meals are available to all enrolled participants without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability and will be served at no separate charge §226.23(d).The Galion office of the Fairway/Head Start Center is located at 525 Dawsett Avenue.

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This Week In Galion’s History

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 of October 4, 2004The Famous Jazz Orchestra performed the Galion Stomp at the Oktoberfest. The piece was written especially for Galion by Lovie Austin in 1929.Galion Middle School students completed a unit on the 1...

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OhioHealth MedCentral’s Health and Fitness Center is ready to launch its community weight loss and exercise incentive challenge.

OhioHealth MedCentral’s Health and Fitness Center is ready to launch its community weight loss and exercise incentive challenge. Best Loser, a six week competition promoting weight loss and physical fitness, begins Oct. 6. It’s open to any one age 13 and older.A maximum of 20 teams can participate in Best Loser. Participants will form teams of four to work together to accumulate points which are awarded for exercising at the fitness center, attending “Last Chance&...

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