Never too late for ‘I do’

After 47 years of life together, Tom and Charlene Foreman finally had the wedding ceremony they’ve always wanted. The couple renewed their vows on July 12 in a beautiful, outdoor ceremony surrounded by pine trees. Their son, Tom, walked the bride down the aisle. Other family members and some close friends were in attendance.“This man has made me his whole life,” a tearful Charlene said after the ceremony. She explained that when she and Tom were young, they were m...

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Demo of Crawford buildings to be done this year

The Colonel Crawford Board of Education held a special meeting on July 14 to approve the abatement and demolition packages for the former elementary and middle school buildings.The projects will be advertised for bid later this month, and at the August board meeting contracts will be awarded. The abatement and demolition work will last from September through December.Superintendent Todd Martin reported the the demolition portion was estimated at $273,935 for all three bu...

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OCBC Summer Seminar grapples with ethics

IBERIA — The Ohio Central Bible College held its 10th seminar July 12 at Iberia Presbyterian Church. Residents gathered to learn more about “Christian Ethics and Morality from a Biblical Perspective: Living a Life that is Pleasing to God.” The seminar was presented by Dr. Rafael Velazco (Pastor Ralph), professor of religious studies at OCBC.Pastor Ralph said that God’s intent for his creation is laid out in the first two chapters of Genesis and the first two...

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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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Rotary Club growing, plans for next year’s fireworks

At Galion Rotary Club’s July 9 meeting, Becky Mills took over as the new president and will hold the position for the next year. Outgoing president Dave Halsey was recognized for his past year of service and received a special pin.“There are a lot of things we hope to get going,” Mills stated about her goals as president. “The club needs to become more 21st century.”Specifically, Rotary is looking to create a website and better utilize socia...

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The real work begins at county fair

By noontime on Sunday, the Crawford County Fairgrounds were full of youngsters of all ages preparing their livestock for the Junior Fair. Each of these dairy feeders had to endure a bath, brushing, and a weigh-in before the real work of earning championship ribbons for their 4-H club and/or FFA chapter owners began. In other barn areas, hogs, sheep and goats were undergoing similar check-in procedures.

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Flower Show among first judged events

The artistic arrangements flower show at the Crawford County Fair is one of the first competitions to be judged. Sunday morning Ohio Association of Garden Clubs-certified judge Pat Wells lent her expertise to choosing the winners among the county OAGC garden clubs artistic entries.The flower show theme this year is a celebration of the 75th anniversary of “The Wizard of Oz.” She also judged the first batch of perennial, annual and herb horticultural entries, open to the...

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4-H is more than farming

This display in the Merchant Building sets out all the learning opportunities available to youngsters, other than farming. Programs ranging from photography, pets, furniture-making, electricity and acting are available through local 4-H clubs. 4-H activities are sponsored through the Ohio State University Extension Service. For more information, visit the Crawford County Fair where a number of club displays explain the opportunities available through 4-H, or contact the Extension Service at 4...

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Galion City Schools kindergarten registration and screening

A combined kindergarten registration and screening will be held for Galion City Schools at Galion Primary School, 478 Portland Way North, on Wednesday, Aug. 6, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Children must be 5 years old before Aug. 1 in order to start kindergarten in the fall. When registering, the following items are needed: Child, Child’s Birth Certificate, Shot Records, Social Security Card.In case of divorce or separation, legal custody papers are required. Proof of residency (i....

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Kiwanis talks cleanup and hears about Poverty Program

On July 8, Kiwanis of Galion met. Members went over a number of topics and heard from guest speakers from the Getting Ahead Crawford County program.The first topic of discussion was the recent highway cleanup last week. It was reported that six members showed up for the annual event. They covered their entire intended area of road outside of town. The group is planning on doing another highway cleanup sometime at the end of next month.

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Pioneer to receive $1.5 million grant

SHELBY — Thanks to the efforts of Tri-Rivers Career Center in Marion, Pioneer Career & Technology Center will receive a Straight A Fund Grant of $1.5 million that will be used to increase training in Robotics, Manufacturing and Engineering. “Tri-Rivers worked extremely hard to help Pioneer and seven other career centers receive funding so we could all become part of their RAMTEC Training efforts,” says Glenna Cannon, Pioneer Superintendent.RAMTEC is short for Robo...

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Legislative Luncheon with Gov. Kasich next Tuesday

BELLVILLE — Ohio Governor John Kasich will be in Bellville on Tuesday, July 15 for a Legislative Luncheon at the Deer Ridge Golf Club & The Sand Wedge Grill, 900 Comfort Plaza Drive. Lunch will be served at noon, followed by a speech and Q&A session. The event is sponsored by a Regional Chamber Partnership including the Ashland Area, Bucyrus Area, Clear Fork Valley, Galion-Crestline and Richland Area Chambers of Commerce.Cost to attend is $20 for Chamber members, $40 for non-...

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Crawford County Farm Bureau offering family-friendly fair activities

Crawford County Farm Bureau is expanding its presence at the Crawford County Fair.In 2014, the Whetstone Building will be revitalized to provide an interactive agricultural education area. Farm Bureau aims to reach fair guests with a positive message about agriculture in our community, state, and nation.

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Tiro School reunion

Sixty-five were in attendance at the 64th annual meeting of former Tiro students and alumni on Saturday, June 21 at the Tiro Firehouse. Attendees came from Florida, Texas, Arizona and California to enjoy the evening with a meal served by Just Jokin of Crestline. Donald Bevier, class of 1942, traveled the furthest from Sacramento, California.Many good memories were shared. School yearbooks and many photos were on display for study and enjoyment by all.Sixteen members who ...

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Ontario church makes dresses for Haiti

Entering Giffin Hall inside the Ontario United Methodist Church, the efforts of many talented seamstresses become very visible! Lining the walls are dozens of beautiful colored dresses soon to be on their way to the island nation of Haiti. For the past two years ladies from the OUMC congregation have handmade with love outfits for children (both boys and girls) to be sent to our neighbors in need. Many of the dresses were made from pillow cases and remnants of any colors, prints, plaids or st...

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Kiwanis hears about Ohio Pork Producers

On June 24 Kiwanis of Galion held its final meeting of the month. The club passed a second reading to donate $250 to the boy scouts for their picnic shelter project on school grounds. One more reading is necessary in order to take effect.

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Rock-n-Ribs 2014 Offers Great Entertainment

MANSFIELD – Come and have a hogalicious time at the 29th annual Rock -n- Ribs summertime, fund raising event on the North Central State College campus. The party kicks off on Thursday, July 10 at 5 p.m. with entertainment by Sy’Velt Band. At 8:30 p.m., country music artist Phil Vassar will perform.Friday, July 11, brings the Montage Band to kick off the entertainment beginning at 5 p.m., followed by the local favorite, Departure Band at 7 p.m., and at 9:30 p.m., 80̵...

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