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Class of ‘67 honors Bartholomew

On Wednesday, Aug. 6, local members and guests of the Class of ‘67 held a “gathering of love” at the Pizza Hut in honor of Galion native and fellow classmate, Si Bartholomew.Si courageously battled cancer for the past 20 years. After his most recent prognosis Si valiantly came home to say goodbye to his family and friends, which exemplified his gentle and loving character and his deep consideration for others.Sadly, Si passed away peacefully on his jour...

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Watt donates 20th gallon of blood

On Wednesday, Aug. 13, Carl Watt, walked into Galion Community Hospital to donate his 20th gallon of blood. No, not a full gallon, but more impressively his 160th pint!Watt started donating blood at the ripe age of seventeen. “[I think it was] the day before my eighteenth birthday,” he said when he recalled his first donation.Watt was inspired to start donating by his dad and sister, and when they passed away he saw it as a way to give back. He has now been d...

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Class of ‘49 holds 65th reunion

Fourteen members and their guests of the Galion High School Class of 1949 met Saturday, August 9th, at The Varsity Grille for lunch, to celebrate their 65th year class reunion.After a short business meeting, members and guests reminisced on how it was “Back in the Day.” Richard Elliker entertained the group with his trombone to the enjoyment of all.The Class Members will meet again on the second Saturday in August, 2015. Members came from University Heights, ...

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News from the Galion Public Library

GIFTS TO THE LIBRARYPresented by Helen Lewis in memory of Alice M. Lewis: Lucky Us, by Amy Bloom; Close Your Eyes, Hold Hands, by Chris Bohjalian; Painted Horses, by Malcolm Brooks; For All Time, by Jude Deveraux; Nantucket Sisters, by Nancy Thayer.Presented by Richard and Karen Huth in memory of Ferne Ernst: Cut and Thrust, by Stuart WoodsFICTIONGiving In, by Maya Banks; My Hope Is Found, by Joanne Bischof; Another Summer, by Georgia Bockoven; The ...

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Leesville Grange News

Leesville Grange #2078/Crawford County Pomona Grange #36 met at Jefferson Twp. Fire Department on August 5, 2014 at 6:30 PM. Master/President Donald Graf presided over the meeting. Chaplain Dorothy Eckert gave prayer followed by the Pledge of Allegiance to the American flag.The Legislative report was a natural gas pipeline coming through Crawford County and neighboring counties. Also talked about State adopted learning standards.The Family Activities Chairperson reported...

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Community Action hosting farmers market Aug. 14

Ohio Heartland Community Action Center, 124 Buehler Street, Galion, is hosting a farmers market on Thursday, Aug. 14, at 11 a.m. Must be income eligible. Call 419-5121 for eligibility guidelines and more information.

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Galion Alumni Association brings back the 300 Club

A popular fund raising effort has been brought back to Galion by the Galion Alumni Association. The 300 Club will be used by the Alumni Association to raise funds for its many activities.The format of the 300 Club is simple – 300 $20 tickets are sold. At each home Galion football and basketball game two winners of $100 will be drawn. Winners’ names will go back into the drawing, so it is possible to win more than one drawing. Winners need not be present to win. Tickets ...

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Martin’s history of Leesville Quarries a “must-have”

“Quarrymen of All Kinds of Building Stones: The History & Geology of the Leesville, Ohio Stone Quarries” by Dana Martin Batory, published 2014 by Friends of the Crawford Park District, printed by The Herald, Inc., New Washington (195 pages)This history of the Leesville Quarries is a must-have for local history buffs. They say all history is connected, and this book proves it. Inside you will once again meet well-known names such as Rettig, Hoffman, Hauck, Dappe...

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Gary Squires memorial car show happening this weekend

The Gary Squires Memorial Car Show will take place Saturday, August 9 on Main Street in downtown Marion, Ohio.Registration begins at noon and will continue until 3 p.m. Registration fee is $10. A 50 plus sponsor choice awards will be presented and proceeds benefit Safety City of Marion.For more information, call Jannetta at (740) 361-0812 or Doug at (740) 244-1624.

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Local Association to host pancake breakfast and fly-in at Galion Airport

The Experimental Aircraft Association, Chapter 148, will host a pancake breakfast and fly-in on Saturday, August 9, at the Galion Community Airport, 8420 SR 309, in Galion.Breakfast will be served from 8 a.m. until noon. The breakfast will include pancakes, sausage, coffee and orange juice. There is no price for the breakfast, however donations are welcome to help cover the cost of the event.Pilots from all over the State of Ohio have been asked to fly in for the event. ...

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Community Events: Week of Aug. 4

Send your events to galnews@civitasmedia.comDNA presentation Aug. 4During the month of August, the Crestline Public Library continues to offer outstanding adult programs as part of their Summer Reading Program “Literary Elements.” Join us Aug. 4 at 7 p.m. Michael Veltran from the Ohio Attorney General’s Office will present a program on the use of DNA in law enforcement.Galion Board of Health Aug. 5...

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Pond uncovered at Fairview

A small pond was recently dug up at Fairview Cemetery. It is located at the front of the property, near the southern entrance. It has a kidney shape and measures 21 feet long, 10.5 feet wide and two feet deep. The concrete base is mostly intact, except for where some tree roots have cracked it. A ceramic pipe sticks out of the center, so it could have been a fountain.Cemetery Manager Shane Shipley said he was told about the pond by the former manager, Ira Johnson, when he started w...

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Instrument donation drive Aug. 6

On Wednesday, Aug. 6, please drop off any unneeded, gently used musical instruments at Memory Lane Auto Museum, 124 Harding Way West. Owner Jim Hedges is collecting instruments to donate them to the Galion Middle School for band students to use. The store will be open from 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.

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Talented youth to take stage

Galion’s summer activities this year include an impressively large group of area youth, ages 7 to 18, who are enjoying acting, singing and dancing to their hearts’ content. In June, about 60 youngsters turned up for auditions for a role in Galion Community Theatre’s children production of “The Wizard of Oz.”Theatre-goers will enjoy being part of this wonderful production, scheduled to run Friday, Saturday and Sunday, August 8, 9 and 10. Evening perform...

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Garden club flower bed a lesson in maximizing space

Members of Galion’s North End Garden Club plant and maintain a bed of annual plants at the east end of Heise Park, along Gill Avenue.This year’s planting is an example of making good use of a small space for flowers, herbs and vegetables. For example, tomato plants, kohlrabi, swiss chard and lettuce are clustered at the southern end of the bed, with herbs primarily at the north end, and flowers between. Tomatoes are also planted among the gladiolus, an example of “...

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The Moonlighters Quartet to be featured at benefit

Sunday, August 24, 2014 is the date to set aside to attend the “Feed the Hungry Benefit Concert” being held at Galion Primary School from 4:00-5:30 with a root beer floats intermission. This is the second year St. Paul UMC has sponsored a benefit to aid in costs of their food pantry. You can count on an afternoon of inspiration and pleasure.The Food Pantry Committee is so honored this year to have The Moonlighters as our

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White thanked for his service at the fair

Robert White, center, has served as a member of the Fair Board of the Crawford County Fair for 25 years; add to that his years at the fair when his father was on the fair board.White has been invaluable to the board — he is the one who knows where all the plumbing and electric lines — and everything else — run now and used to run on the fairgrounds property.Current fair board president Rebecca Starner and Junior Fair Queen Morgan Coffman, participated i...

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