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City to apply for bike path funding

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Imagine a bike path in Galion.Is that difficult to picture? What about a path that would connect Galion and Bucyrus, as well as other parts of the county?On Aug. 18, local officials and representatives from the Ohio Department of Transportation met to discuss the first steps in making this a reality.The City of Galion is currently planning a bike path to connect several areas of the city.Mayor Tom O’Leary explained the basic plan: Start at Amicks Reservoir, connect the lower and upper levels of Amanns Reservoir, continue north to the Galion City Schools campus and then to the PECO II baseball complex.A later phase would then go east through the industrial park, cross State Route 598 and turn south into Heise Park.


Galion cat featured in Friskies contest

Buddy is a very luck feline. Adopted from the Richland County Humane Society when he was just five weeks old, his handler, Leah Lester, thought it would be smooth sailing. She had a chance to offer a worthy animal its forever home and she had a companion.Instead she learned from her vet, Dr. Shuler of Horizon Animal Hospital in Galion, that their fluff ball was ill. At seven months old, their cat was diagnosed with Lymphoblastic Leukemia. Faced with options, the family decided to t...

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Senator Burke: Ohio better off than four years ago

State Senator Dave Burke (R-Marysville) visited Galion on Aug. 26. He represents Ohio’s 26th District, which consists of Crawford, Marion, Morrow, Sandusky, Seneca, Union and Wyandot counties.City Council President Carl Watt invited him to town for an informal town hall meeting, in which citizens could share their questions and concerns. While not many people showed up, a variety of timely issues were discussed.At the opening of the meeting Burke remarked, “O...

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Community Events: Month of September

Send your events to galnews@civitasmedia.comPhil’s Cookout Sept. 2Phil’s Deli, 814 Harding Way West, will host a cookout from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. A portion of the sales will benefit United Way’s fundraising campaign. Supporters of the UWCC are encouraged to stop by an enjoy hot dogs, brats and Waldo’s Bologna.KFC Farmers Market Sept. 2KFC Farmers Market meets every Tuesday from 4-6 ...

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Rowles named Outstanding Senior

Su Rowles was chosen as the Crawford County 2014 Outstanding Senior Citizen by the Ohio District 5 Area Agency on Aging, Inc.Mrs. Rowles accepted her award Aug. 21 at Hawkins Corner in Ontario. State Representative Jeff McClain presented Su with a proclamation acknowledging her achievements.Su was the Executive Director of the NOAH Project for 14 years and has a passion for improving people’s quality of life. She built the NOAH Project from her dreams. She is also ...

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Apron Free Cooking ~ Bacon Ranch Potato Salad

Cookouts and potato salads go hand in hand. It’s a rare picnic table that doesn’t have at least one potato salad featured among the dishes.However, the traditional salads made with mayonnaise present a challenge during hot summer barbeques. The best suggestion I have for those salads: keep them in the fridge until it’s time to eat. Return them to the fridge as soon as everyone has been served.Since that isn’t always feasible, the next solution is ...

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KRUSH to perform at Harvest Festival

CRESTLINE — KRUSH brings the authentic classic rock experience to the 2014 Crestline Harvest Festival on Saturday, September 20th, from 8 to 11 p.m.The band is a high energy classic rock & roll band, consisting of Keith Kobilack, guitar and lead vocals, Kevin Kobilack, drums and lead vocals, and Garry Denney, bass guitar and vocals. Admission is free. KRUSH features an authentic 70’s and 80’s tribute to the rock and roll experience of the period. For more informat...

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Alex Reed moves into President’s seat for Crawford-Marion ADAMH Board

The Crawford-Marion Board of Alcohol, Drug Addiction and Mental Health Services recently announced its slate of officers for the new fiscal year including the appointment of Galion native Alex Reed as board president.Reed is a graduate of Galion High school and holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from Mt. Vernon Nazarene University. Reed is employed as the Director of IT for Avita Health System.

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Firelands donates to local food bank

Firelands Federal Credit Union recently made a $2,000 donation to the Ohio Heartland Community Action Commission food bank in Galion.This donation was made in lieu of Member Appreciation Day. We decided to put the money to use where it was needed most! A total of $10,000 was donated to local food pantries across the five communities our branches are located in Bellevue, Bucyrus, Galion, Monroeville and Norwalk.

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Pioneer Adult Education registering students for fall classes

SHELBY — Pioneer Career & Technology Center Adult Education is currently registering students for fall classes in Welding Technology, STNA, Basic CNC Operator, and several computer classes including QuickBooks, Adobe Photoshop, Introduction to Computer, Word, and Excel.In addition, students can register for fall enrichment classes including Car Care for Women & Beginners, Conversational Spanish, Deer Processing, and Basic Cake Decorating.

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The Galion Tigers came from behind late in the fourth quarter to defeat the Bucyrus Redmen 29-22 in the season-opener for both teams Friday evening at Unckrich Stadium. It’s the sixth consecutive season the locals have beaten Bucyrus on the gridiron.Trailing 22-21, the Orange-and-Blue scored a go-ahead touchdown on a 4-yard off-tackle run by Arby Thompson with 4:02 remaining in the game, making the score 27-22, Galion. Caleb Ivy then connected with Cario Davison on a 2-point ...

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Red Cross services discussed at Kiwanis

On Aug. 19 the Kiwanis Club of Galion held its weekly Tuesday meeting. Disaster Response Director Karl Schwechheimer from the Crestline Area Chapter of the American Red Cross was on hand to talk about services the organization provides.There are 25 mass shelters that are used in this area when there are cases of emergency, such as bomb threats, fires and floods. Shelters include churches, schools and the YMCA.Schwechheimer pointed out that other than managing the shelter...

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Buckeyes think they have more, better linebackers

COLUMBUS (AP) — Joshua Perry says he’s ready for his closeup.The Ohio State linebacker played well while learning the job a year ago. Now he’s being counted on heavily to replace first-round draft pick Ryan Shazier and shepherd several new players through their first season with the fifth-ranked Buckeyes.Perry is being counted on to fill in for last year’s leading tackler, Ryan Shazier, who was taken with the No. 15 pick in the first round of the ...

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Weekend Activities

Gill House Yard Sale Aug. 30On Saturday, August 30 from 8:00 a.m. to noon, there will be a large yard sale on the lawn of the Gill House and also inside. Wide variety of items. House tours also available. The Gill House is located at 342 Harding Way West.God’s Little Acre Aug. 30

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Local Roundup: Week of Aug. 25

VARSITY VOLLEYBALLIn their first Mid Ohio Athletic Conference match ever, the Lady Tigers knocked out visiting Pleasant 3-0 Tuesday evening at the high school.The Lady Tigers won the first game 25-19 before taking games two and three by identical 25-17 scores.Reanne Neal tallied 10 points, knocked down a dozen kills and blocked a pair of shots for the locals. Also for the winners, Taylor Valentine recorded 18 kills in 32 attempts and had 10 re...

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Water and Wings

Ohio’s waterfowl hunting zones were simplified for waterfowl hunters after the 2014-2015 season dates and bag limits were approved by the Ohio Wildlife Council on Wednesday, Aug. 20. The South Zone, North Zone and Lake Erie Marsh Zone remain the same for waterfowl hunting, but the Lake Erie Goose Zone that previously covered much of northeast Ohio was removed. Also new this year, the canvasback daily bag limit was reduced to one.Opening day for duck and goose hunting is Satur...

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Labor Day marks end of summer, major road construction projects

COLUMBUS – Labor Day may not be cause for celebration for some: Swimming pools close, summer vacations end and schools return to session. But for the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT), Labor Day means some major construction projects around the state – many that have been under construction for multiple years – are wrapping up and will soon be open to motorists.“This was a record year for ODOT,” said ODOT Director Jerry Wray. “Crews worked...

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Crestline Village Council announces alert system

During the Aug. 25 Village Council meeting, the Village of Crestline announced a new service available to citizens and business owners, a public notification system called Crawford Alerts.This is a free service that sends out emergency and severe weather condition alerts. Possible alerts could include: Rising water, power outages, interruption in water service or a break-in. Recently counterfeit money had been making its way through town and the alert system sent out alerts to busi...

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