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Cider Alley Craft Fair a new attraction

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Cider Alley in Galion’s Uptowne District was busy on Sept. 12. There were food vendors, artists and live music lining the alley, located beside The Cracked Pot.Local business owners Terry Turner and Kent Gimble organized the Cider Alley Craft Fair and held the first event in August. A few vendors showed up and had a great time. For the second event, more vendors turned out, including sweets from Bill’s Bakery, produce grown in the Galion area and work by local artists and crafters.Live acoustic music was performed by Ryan Francisco and Zeck Dobbins, both members of the band Local Groove. They performed a variety of cover songs from the 1950’s through today.


Galion City Schools gets new treasurer

Charlene Parkinson was welcomed as the new treasurer for Galion City Schools this evening. The Galion Board of Education approved her employment contract, effective Sept. 30.Parkinson attended the board meeting. Afterward, she said she was excited to get started. “I’m ready. I’m looking forward to meeting the staff and students, and having a positive impact on this district and the community,” she commented.She will replace Terri Day as the distri...

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PUCO approves the upgrade of eight rail crossings

COLUMBUS – The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO) today approved funding authorization from the Ohio Rail Development Commission directing CSX Transportation to install roadway gates and mast-mounted flashing lights at eight crossings.Two of the crossings are near Galion: Marseilles-Galion Road/County Road 26 and Iberia-Bucyrus Road/State Route 100.

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Pet of the Week

Zipper is a 1 1/2 year old, neutered male, Jack Russell Terrier/ Beagle mix. He weighs 15 pounds. Zipper is a spunky guy. Zipper was a stray. He is adoptable at The Humane Society serving Crawford County at 419-562-9149.

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Connections Weekend Banquet to induct 8

The Connections Weekend Hall of Fame Banquet and Induction Ceremony will be held Saturday, Sept. 27, at the Galion Middle School. This Banquet and all Connections Weekend events are open to the public, not just Galion graduates.The ceremony following the dinner will see these individuals inducted into the Galion City Schools Hall of Fame: Mrs. Joice Hayden-Cating, Miss Josephine Tracht, Mr. Herbert Miller, Mr. Richard Hottenroth, Mr. Richard Ekin, Dr. Victor Cooley, Mr. Mark Rodman...

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10 events you should know about today

Teen Chess Club Sept. 18Teens are invited to join us at the Galion Public Library for a casual game of chess, or enter our continuing ladder tournament and see how many opponents you can knock down a rung. Thursday, Sept. 18, 6-7:30 p.m. You do not need to register for the chess club, just show up!Galion BOE Sept. 18The Galion Board of Education will meet Thursday, Sept. 18, at 6:30 p.m. in the Middle School computer lab....

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A look at key developments in NFL controversies

NEW YORK (AP) — The NFL is under pressure from sponsors, fans and lawmakers for its handling of domestic violence allegations against several players. At issue is whether the league is acting swiftly enough to investigate or discipline players.Here is a look at key developments Wednesday:VIKINGS: WE MADE A MISTAKE

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Health Dept. to hold flu clinics

The Galion City Health Department has announced several upcoming flu clinics.Monday, October 6 - Stop by the Golden Age Center from 1 – 5 p.m. It is located at 301 South Market Street, Galion.Wednesday, October 29 - Stop by the Free Methodist Church from 9-11 a.m. or 1-3 p.m. The church is located at 683 Portland Way North, Galion.Monday, November 3 - Stop by the Golden Age Center from 9-11 a.m. or 1-3 p.m.Wednesday, November 5 - Stop by the F...

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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 September 20, 2004Crestline reviewed options for a new hospital after Mansfield Med Central closed operations at the Crestline Community Hospital building.Galion High School Varsity Golfer Joey Pawsey was pictur...

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CONTACT volunteer training starts next week

It is not too late to register for the fall training class for CONTACT volunteers. Classes start on Monday, September 22 at 6:30 at the Council on Aging at 200 S. Spring Street in Bucyrus. Sessions will continue on Monday and Tuesday evenings for six weeks. Please call to register.The initial training provides 30 hours of classroom preparation with an emphasis on good listening skills and knowledge of local services. Other topics addressed include domestic violence, mental illness,...

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Galion Inquirer names new editor

Lifelong Ohio journalist Chris Pugh has been named editor/content manager at the Galion Inquirer. The announcement was made today by Jim Lawitz, director of content for Civitas Media, the parent company of the Inquirer.“Chris’ years of experience in journalism, communications and public relations, and his familiarity with Ohio make him an ideal fit for this role,” Lawitz said.“I am very excited about coming to Galion and the North Central Ohio are...

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Bowling results

SATURDAY PREPS LEAGUELady Tigers 4 - 0Captain American 3 - 1The 2 A’s 3 - 1Ten Pin Mafia 1 - 3The Riddlers 1 - 3The Bald Eagles 0 - 4Top Girls’ ScoresMarissa Snyder 155-144-167=466Stevi Ness 132-126-107=365Kourtney Rinehart 112-103-118=333Chelsea Daubenspeck 50-40-63=153Top Boys’ Scores...

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PREVIEW: Galion at Buckeye Valley

In what is a historical event for the Galion football program, the Tigers play their first Mid Ohio Athletic Conference contest Friday night in Delaware County against the Barons of Buckeye Valley. The meeting is only the third ever on the gridiron between the two schools, the last being in 2007. Buckeye Valley won each of the previous games.The Orange-and-Blue (2-1) are coming off a big 14-0 win against Keystone last Friday in the final of three non-conference games on the schedul...

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Tigertown Trackings …

GIRLS’ TENNISThe Lady Tigers are a-cruisin’ along. They nipped visiting Clear Fork 3-2 on Monday to rattle off their seventh consecutive victory and bump their record to a stellar 10-1.Against the Lady Colts, Jackie Carriger scored a 6-1, 6-1 decision in third singles; Sydney Dameron and Leah Fisher blitzed their foes 6-1, 6-0 in third doubles; and Katelyn Smith battled her way to a 5-7, 7-6 (7-6 tiebreak), 6-4 triumph in first singles....

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11 events you should know about today

Council on Aging Sept. 17The Crawford County Council on Aging, Inc. Board of Trustees will be held on Wednesday, Sept. 17 at 10 a.m. at the Council on Aging, 200 South Spring Street, Bucyrus. Meeting time and place are subject to change. To confirm meeting contact Peg Wells, executive director, at 419-562-3050.Galion Farmers Market Sept. 17The Galion Farmers Market will offer goods on Sept. 17 from 3:30-6 p.m., at Gospel Bapti...

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Sheriff’s Office receives traffic safety grants

BUCYRUS — Captain Scott Baldosser today announced the Ohio Department of Public Safety’s (ODPS) Ohio Traffic Safety Office (OTSO) awarded $27,700 in federal traffic safety funding to Crawford County Sheriff’s Office for federal fiscal year 2015.Partnerships are critical to the success of any safety effort and we are committed to working with safety partners to address traffic safety concerns in Crawford County.

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Election Advisory from Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted

Secretary of State Jon Husted announced today that absentee voting for military and overseas voters begins Saturday, September 20, 2014, for the upcoming General Election.Ohioans will vote on statewide races that include governor, attorney general, secretary of state, treasurer, auditor and state supreme court, a number of legislative races including congressional and state legislative offices, court of appeals, state board of education, county races, as well as decide the outcome ...

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Galion Oktoberfest celebrates 39 years

It is time once again for Galion Oktoberfest, to be held September 25, 26 and 27. This year marks 39 years of a fall festival with music, food, and rides.Galion has held some form of a fall festival since 1920. As in the past, Oktoberfest will feature some of the finest musical entertainment the state has to offer on two stages plus great food and fun rides.On Thursday, Sept. 25, at 6:30 PM, the Main Stage at Harding Way W. and Union St. will feature the John Kennedy Orc...

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