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Scouts to build shelter house, Race to the Top continues

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The Galion Board of Education held its monthly meeting on April 17. It first heard a presentation from sixth grader Garrett Murphy.Murphy, who is a member of Boy Scout Troop 304, explained that $2,000 has been invested in his Eagle Scout project to build a shelter house on the school campus. He will now begin to raise funds for an additional $7,000. One idea he has is to hold a “dress down day” at school, in which students who want to wear casual clothes must pay.Board members liked the idea and suggested offering it to teachers and staff as well, but it will need final approval from the building principals.


Around the Horn

GALION VARSITY BASEBALLJunior hurler Chad Karnes was stellar on the mound Thursday afternoon as he fired a two-hit shutout and struck out 11 in a 6-0 North Central Conference victory over the visiting Crestline Bulldogs at Heise Park. The right-hander issued just 3 walks.By winning, the Orange-and-Blue improved their overall record to 9-2 and NCC mark to 4-0.Galion scored twice in the bottom of the first and added a solo tally in the second. A...

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Street paving top discussion at Finance meeting

Paving projects were discussed during the April 16 Finance Committee meeting.While the local share for the State Route 598 widening project, and the Hesby Drive project are taking up most of the street construction funds for 2014, city officials have been asking for estimates for two other projects.The first is for Portland Way South, in the section from Grove Avenue to the city limits. Mayor Tom O’Leary explained the foundation of the roadway has deteriorated and ...

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Friends of the Park look back on successful year

April 17 was the annual meeting for the Friends of the Park District. Highlights from the group’s year in review included voting to donate $1,000 per year to the levy campaign fund and donating the contents of the Nature Center to the Crawford Park District.The Friends also donated $7,841 for the WeatherBug station at the Nature Center. It is now operational and features of live feed of Lowe-Volk Park. The feed was featured on Channel 10 news recently.The county...

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Parks to receive management plan, disc golf course making progress

The Parks and Streets Committee set a public forum for Tuesday, May 20 at 7 p.m., at the East Park Cabin. (Rain date is May 21.) Residents are invited to attend to share their ideas on improvements for the city parks.The past two forums the committee has scheduled this year were cancelled due to weather and a question of advertising.During the committee’s monthly meeting on April 15, committee member Eric Webber suggested it might be a good idea to develop a manage...

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Come Home receives funding

Brian Treisch, right, of the Come Home to Galion steering committee, is accepting a grant to the Come Home to Galion program from Dan Shealy, Chairman of the Galion Community Foundation. Come Home to Galion is one of the GCF’s “Special Project” funds set up to assist local groups in their programming needs. Anyone wishing to donate to Come Home to Galion, or any other fund, should send that contribution to Mr. Steve Erlsten, GCF Treasurer, 135 Harding Way West, Galion, Ohio ...

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Foot Candy

by Becky Mahoney

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Golf Leagues

NEW WINCHESTERLeagues are forming at the New Winchester Golf Course for Monday ladies’ leagues, a Wednesday mens’ league and Thursday mixed scramble. For anyone who is a member of the Moose Club, they are drawing teams for their Tuesday league soon.Anyone interested in joining a league or leagues, call the course for more information at 419-985-5190. Most leagues will be starting at the end of this month, with the exception of the mixed coupl...

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Betterment Commission still seeking award nominations

The Galion Area Betterment Commission’s annual Service Awards Breakfast is May 13, 2013 at the Galion Free Methodist Church Activity Center, 683 Portland Way North. It begins at 7:30 a.m., in conjunction with the Galion-Crestline Area Chamber of Commerce’s Annual meeting.The purpose of the awards is to recognize individuals and organizations whose leadership has made a significant impact on the Galion area. Eligible candidates include individuals who reside or work in t...

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Ready for action …

Galion firstbaseman Bryton Carpenter is ready for an attempted pickoff throw as a Northmor baserunner leads off during a recent non-conference varsity baseball game in Tigertown.

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Scoopin’ it up …

Galion centerfielder Julie Noonan scoops up a ball during a recent varsity softball game between the Lady Tigers and Northmor.

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Wednesday Quote

“Should you find yourself in a chronically leaking boat, energy devoted to changing vessels is likely to be more productive than energy devoted to patching leaks.” ~ Warren Buffett

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Avita News

Diabetes Support GroupAvita Health System’s Diabetic Support Group meets the second Monday of every month, alternating between Bucyrus Hospital and Galion Hospital.At Bucyrus Hospital, the group meets in the BACF room at 6 pm, and at Galion Hospital, the group meets in the Education Training room at 1 pm.2014 SUPPORT GROUP DATESMay 12, 1:00 pm at GCHJune 9, 6:00 pm at BCHJuly 14, 1:00 pm at GCH...

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Summer Reading Program gets a boost

Galion Community Foundation Secretary David Spraw recently presented a check to the Friends of the Library to fund the library’s summer reading program for youth. Approved at the Galion Community Foundation’s annual meeting, the grant one of several that have been distributed in Galion and the surrounding communities. Shown accepting the check are (L) Heather Tiffany, Children’s Librarian, and Sally Brennan, Friends of the Library representative who wrote the grant applicati...

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Gospel Baptist: Standing strong after the flood

Ten months have passed since a major flash flood sent four feet of water and mud inside Gospel Baptist Church. The area received eight-and-a-half inches of rain in about 90 minutes on June 12, 2013.The Inquirer went out that week to take photos of the damage. Those who helped with the cleanup looked saddened and defeated as they carried out pews and other items.2 Corinthians 4:8-9: “We are afflicted in every way, but not crushed; perplexed, but not driven to de...

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Galion InquirerApril 16, 2014Rachel Mendell419-468-1117, ext. 305New Cell - 567-301-9619rmendell@civitasmedia.comVolume: 136Issue: 57No. of sections: 1No. of page: 10NOTE: Please do not stretch photos.Page 1 TeasersTop - Baseball >> Page 9Side Left - Apron Free >> Page 4Down The Rail:* photo box Please Remove both photo b...

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Chow Line

Labeling genetically modified foodsI’m surprised that genetically modified foods aren’t required to be labeled. Why aren’t they?This remains a controversial topic, and there are points to be made on both sides. Even the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, which does not require genetically modified foods to be labeled, encourages food manufacturers to do so voluntarily because people are increasingly interested in knowing more about the ...

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ALICE instructor training offered at Mid-Ohio ESC

MANSFIELD—Area law enforcement officers, as well as school, church, hospital and workplace administrators and employees, are encouraged to register for a two-day ALICE instructor training course to be held at Mid-Ohio Educational Service Center.ALICE, which stands for Alert, Lockdown, Inform, Counter, Evacuate, is a set of proactive strategies that increase chances of survival during an armed intruder event.

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