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Report card results mixed for Galion schools

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Ohio’s annual report card results are mixed for Galion schools.Its performance index for achievement was 79.5 percent. The only area the district dropped in was Indicators Met, with a score of 66.7 percent.Dr. Sandy Powell, director of curriculum, noted scores have increased in several areas during Thursday night’s meeting. Under the “Progress” category, which measures how much students in grades 4-8 have learned in a year’s time, Galion received an ‘A’ overall.


Galion teen reported missing

On 9-22-14 the Crawford County Sheriff’s Office took a report of a runaway juvenile.Female is 17-year-old Janae Harris. Black female, light skin, 5’6”/ 120 lbs., with black hair, brown eyes. Female had on khaki pants and a dark colored jacket, also last seen wearing a black wig with red highlights. No scars or tattoos, no glasses.Female left a foster home near Galion and is possibly en route to the Houston, TX area with a Gregory A. Reynolds, 28 years o...

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8 things you should know about today

KFC Farmers Market Sept. 23KFC Farmers Market meets every Tuesday from 4-6 p.m., through October, at the Galion KFC, State Route 598. Offerings include plants, baked goods, seasonal produce, homemade soups, naturally raised beef/pork/chicken, and more. For vendor contact information email or call 419-545-4737.What is a Doggy Doing in My Library? Sept. 23Stop by the Galion Public Library on Sept. 2...

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Municipal Court reports

The following individuals chose to waive their right to a hearing in Crawford County Municipal Court by paying the fines and fees indicated. These items were processed during the week of September 8, 2014.· Devin T. Mass, Bucyrus, open container violation, paid $76 fine plus $99 costs; 2nd charge open container violation, paid $76 fine plus $99 costs· Samantha E. Smith, Columbus, speed – 68 in a 55 mph zone, paid $34 fine plus $99 costs· C...

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Galion Police calls: Sept. 3 - Sept. 8

September 3· E. Atwood St., on patrol, spoke with suspicious male riding bicycle in area; advised to get lights on it· 200 block Second Ave., report of domestic disturbance in area· 1200 block Harding Way E., report of breaking and entering of van and travel trailer vehicle· 100 block S. Pierce St., report of breaking and entering in progress, hit intruder with a baseball bat· 300 block Second Ave...

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Photo contest planned by park district

The Crawford Park District has started its “Fall Photo Contest.”Submitted photos must meet the following criteria.- Be taken within any of the parks.- 8x10 size and be displayed on white foam board with a one inch border.Submission deadline is Oct. 24 and photos will be on display from Nov. 3 through the end of the month at the Lowe-Volk Park Nature Center,Categories include Best of Show and Blue Ribbons and the age levels are...

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Oktoberfest Headliner: John Kennedy Orchestra

John Kennedy and his Orchestra will headline Galion’s Oktoberfest when it takes the main stage on Sept. 25 at 6:30 p.m.The John Kennedy Orchestra has become the standard for “Big Bands” in central Ohio. The original group started in 1956 when John and his father, Paul, started the Orchestra. The longevity of this band is unsurpassed. Members of the band come from Galion, Bucyrus, Marion, Mansfield and Ashland.

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Lady Tigers, Col. Crawford boys reign supreme at county meet

For the ninth consecutive year, the Lady Tiger are county champions.Galion out-ran the competition to claim the Crawford County Cross Country Meet first-place hardware last Saturday at Amanns Reservoir.The Lady Tigers held off second-place Bucyrus, 47-56. Other team scores were: Colonel Crawford, 59; Buckeye Central, 85; and Wynford, 91. Crestline did not field a team.In the boys’ meet, it was Colonel Crawford torching the rest of the field, besting runn...

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News from the library

Special gifts to the libraryPresented by Patricia K. Foell in memory of Alice M. Lewis: “Personal,” by Lee Child; “The Eye of Heaven,” by Clive Cussler; “The Drowning Spool,” by Monica Ferris; “Thankful,” by Shelley Shepard Gray; “The King’s Curse,” by Philippa Gregory; “The Magician’s Land,” by Lev Grossman; “Haunted,” by Kay Hooper; “Moving Target,” by J.A....

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Galion health officials helping raise awareness of Enterovirus

A recent increase in respiratory illness in several Midwest states, including Ohio, may be related to Enterovirus D68 (EV-D68). While cases have not yet been identified in Ohio, hospital specimens have been sent to the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) for testing.Stephanie Zmuda, Health Commissioner/Environmental Health Director of the Galion City Health Department, said she received information about the possible increase in Ohio of Enterovirus D68 (EV-D68) last week...

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Electric rate study under review

The rate study for electricity has been completed and the Galion Utilities Committee received the preliminary findings during its Sept. 10 meeting.The committee scheduled a public forum for Oct. 1 at 6 p.m., to review the study in detail. Citizens are invited to attend, as utility bills have been a heated issue in Galion for years.City Council will eventually decide how to modify rates. A number of variables are involved, which will be covered during the public forum....

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Tigers ground Barons in MOAC opener

DELAWARE — Jacob Fryer and Arby Thompson rushed for more than 100 yards apiece and the Galion defense held host Buckeye Valley to just 12 yards of total offense as the Tigers recorded their second consecutive shutout by blasting the Barons 32-0 here Friday night.The game was the first ever in Mid Ohio Athletic Conference play for the locals who upped their record to 3-1 overall. Buckeye Valley tumbles to 1-3.

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Oktoberfest band lineup

Thursday, Sept. 25Main Stage: John Kennedy Orchestra, 6:30 p.m.Stage Two: Semer Bros, 6:30 p.m.Christian Gospel Stage: Dave & Ethel Smith; Joyce Isenerg, 4:30 p.m., Joyce Rose, 5:30 p.m., John Slabach, 6:30 p.m., Jamie Smith, 7 p.m., Lynda Wenzel, 7:45 p.m., Marlene Vance, 8:30 p.m.Friday, Sept. 26Main Stage: DIRECT ENERGY, 7 p.m.Stage Two: Viper, 7:30 p.m., Get-A-Way, 9 p.m.Elks Bie...

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An Eye on the Tigers …

VARSITY VOLLEYBALLThe Lady Tigers are 8-0 in the Mid Ohio Athletic Conference and 12-3 overall following a 3-1 victory against Pleasant in Marion County Thursday evening.After dropping the first game 25-23, the Lady Orange-and-Blue bounced back to take the next three games by 25-17, 25-10 and 25-9 scores, respectively.For Galion, Taylor Valentine hammered down 16 kills in addition to garnering 15 digs and 14 receptions.

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Buckeye Central School Board meeting minutes

The Buckeye Central Board of Education held their regular monthly board meeting on Sept. 11. There were no public participation requests.Financial reports were read and approved.Superintendent’s Report:Mr. Robinson and the Board members discussed the importance of the superintendent/Board relationship. The basic roles and responsibilities properly assigned to the school board and superintendent makes for an exemplary district. It is the goal of the leade...

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Queen pageant returns to Harvest Festival

The Crestline Harvest Festival Queen’s Pageant made a big return Thursday night after a seven-year hiatus.Col. Crawford freshman Desiree Sharp won the event and a $750 college scholarship.“This is great, I am so happy right now,” she said.Sharp will pursue a bachelor’s degree in Physical Therapy from Ohio State University. She is involved in many activities at her school which include basketball, softball, FCCLA, and TI.Crest...

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General Health District seeking Medical Reserve Corps Volunteers

Crawford County General Health District (CCGHD) is forming a Medical Reserve Corps. CCGHD is looking for residents who are interested in volunteering to help prepare and protect our community. Medical and non-medical personnel are needed. If you are an active or retired medical professional or volunteer, CCGHD needs you to help organize and volunteer in its Medical Reserve Corps.

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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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