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Galion Schools eye PR help

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Galion City Schools could receive some public relations help in the near future.During the Oct. 16 School Board meeting, Superintendent Mark Stefanik said several community members have approached him about communication difficulties. “With so much activity and a limited staff, sometimes it’s difficult to get the word out and stay ahead,” he said.Stefanik invited Chris Stone, owner/operator of Rock Solid Media (based in Galion) to speak to the administration that evening.Stone explained he works with local schools to find information about happenings at the school, put it together and send it out to the media and the community.


Sisters bequeath $1.56 million to University of Findlay

The University of Findlay received a combined $1.58 million gift from the estates of sisters Marjorie and Mildred McGranahan.The donation will be added to the Marjorie M. McGranahan-Mildred F. McGranahan-Shafer-Van Dorn-McGranahan Scholarship endowment fund, which Mildred established in the late 1980s in honor of the women in her family.The sisters, who were Findlay College alumnae and McComb natives, dedicated their lives to farming. They created the scholarship to enco...

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Ohio leading the way to American energy independence

Last month, I organized an energy jobs fair in Belmont County, joining Belmont College and the Ohio Oil and Gas Association to help connect over thirty companies with people from all over Eastern Ohio. People came because they were interested in being part of our state’s booming energy industry. That industry has been a bright spot in an otherwise weak economy.

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Mourning Tours and Lantern Tours scheduled for this weekend

Preserving Galion History LLC, the owners of the historic Gill/Talbott/Hesby House are holding Mourning Tours and Lantern Tours this weekend.Cost for each tour is $5. Proceeds from these tours go to the restoration and maintenance of this landmark home.The Mourning Tours will be held between 6 and 8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday nights. These tours will feature rooms in the house decorated in the style of mourning of the 19th and early 20th century. Tour guides will explai...

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Galion announces new National Honor Society members

Galion High School announced new members of its chapter of the National Honor Society. They include, from left, Jun Hao Zheng, Eric Miller, M’Lynn Gwinner, Karrigan Winbigler, Gillian Garverick, Kearsten Kostelnik, Danielle Court, Austin Zumbro, Jermaine Burket, Michaela Slone. Absent: Jessica Harford. The formal induction will be held Nov. 17.

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Governor Kasich, Ohio Nurses Association working together to ensure safety, preparedness of Ebola

COLUMBUS – Governor Kasich spoke with registered nurse and ONA CEO, Lori Chovanak, over concerns regarding the preparedness of Ohio’s hospitals, nurses and healthcare workers if an Ebola outbreak were to occur in Ohio. Chovanak explained Ohio’s nurses are expressing great concern of Ebola preparedness and are requesting additional training, support, and resources. ONA requested that all healthcare facilities take three courses of action immediately:1.Practice dril...

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Pioneer holds community service day

Galion students who attend Pioneer CTC stayed in town on Oct. 17 to perform community service. They could be seen performing various tasks at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, Brownella Cottage, Flower Cart Florist, Galion YMCA, the Fire Department and a few other projects throughout the city.

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Richland Newhope superintendent named interim Crawford DD leader

Richland Newhope Superintendent Elizabeth “Liz” Prather has been named the interim superintendent for the Crawford County Board of Developmental Disabilities, effective Oct. 23. Prather will lead both agencies for a period of six months.The Richland County and Crawford County DD Boards approved Prather’s appointment during meetings this week.The Crawford County Board of DD is looking for a successor to Charles H. Frobose, who stepped down from the post ...

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Lady Tigers, Northmor fall in district volleyball tournaments

DIVISION II DISTRICT SEMIFINALSNorwalk 3, Galion 1ATTICA — State-ranked Norwalk ended Galion’s volleyball season here Wednesday evening, defeating the Lady Tigers 3-1 in Division II district tournament semifinals competition.Galion took the first set 27-25 to take a 1-0 lead. Norwalk knotted things up at 1-1 with a 27-25 decision in the second set. The winners scored their second and third points by taking sets three and fo...

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GHS linksters feted at banquet

Evan Huggins — a senior on the Galion High School varsity golf squad — was recently named First Team All-Mid Ohio Athletic Conference Red Division.Evan accumulated 109.5 conference points, ranking him fifth and securing the First Team spot. The top five golfers are First Team. Evan and Buckeye Valley’s Colin Dawson tied for the fifth spot.Conference scoring is based on how golfers finish in league matches with 12 points being the highest (lowest score) ...

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Events, projects continue at Park District

The Crawford Park District hosted its annual Halloween Family Fun Night on Oct. 18.Park District Director Bill Fisher said it is the organization’s best-attended event. It included a bonfire, night hike and hayrides.At the CPD commissioners meeting on Oct. 16, Fisher reported the maintenance building at Lowe-Volk is progressing. The concrete flooring is finished, but the interior walls and electrical wiring still need to be done.It will have a shop room,...

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Trammel leaving Gospel Baptist after 26 years

Monty Trammel is stepping down as pastor of Gospel Baptist Church after 26-and-a-half years.“It’s been a great journey,” Trammel said, “But we felt that it’s time to leave so someone else can come in.”He and his wife, Lori, will seek God’s plan for what is next in life, but he said it will involve ministry.He said he loves the church and the community, recognizing that it’s the people who make it special. The con...

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Why we support Pioneer

Why is Pioneer Career and Technology Center such a great school? It provides the opportunity for any student to succeed. Pioneer has programs for students who don’t necessarily wish to attend college to learn important job skills needed in our workforce and allows them to be successful in life with the knowledge and skills obtained from programs offered by Pioneer.

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Cedar Point’s Mantis gives final rides

Over the past 19 seasons, nearly 23 million riders stood up to their fears aboard Cedar Point’s Mantis roller coaster.On Sunday, 32 lucky winners and their guests took the final rides on this coaster classic.Cedar Point announced last month that Mantis will be converted into a floorless roller coaster named Rougarou in 2015.This new sit-down style coaster will utilize the structure and track of the former Mantis, while providing a dynamic new ride experi...

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Horton’s injury weighs on teammates

SAN JOSE, Calif. — Blue Jackets players have known for weeks that the career of right wing Nathan Horton is in jeopardy because of a degenerative back ailment.But it hasn’t fully sunk in.“Just knowing that he’s in so much pain,” left wing Nick Foligno said. “That bothers us all. He can’t even play with his kids; and that bothers me. That hits home. I’m just hoping it takes a turn for the better and somehow he’s able t...

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Blue Jackets: Rookie Wennberg faces bigger test on trip

SAN JOSE, Calif. — It is widely considered the toughest trip in today’s NHL. The roadie might look good on paper — California, baby! — but it is no vacation on the ice.The Blue Jackets begin a stretch of three games in four days tonight at the San Jose Sharks. After that, it’s the Anaheim Ducks on Friday and Los Angeles Kings on Sunday.When fully healthy, the Blue Jackets believe they are deep enough to trade blows with the behemoths of the ...

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Browns Hoyer “angry,” but confidence isn’t shaken

BEREA — Brian Hoyer’s poor performance in the 24-6 loss to Jacksonville left him angrier than he’d ever been. The emotion lingered until he got back on the field Wednesday for practice.“Of all the games I’ve ever played, that’s the worst I’ve ever felt after one and it’s something you have to deal with learning on the job,” he said. “It’s not always going to be perfect and you’re not always going to win the gam...

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Hackenberg holds key to Ohio State-Penn State game

COLUMBUS — A year after the worst beating in Penn State’s highlight-filled history, the Nittany Lions know they need to protect quarterback Christian Hackenberg if they want to avoid another lopsided loss to Ohio State.“Overall they are a very fast, athletic defense,” Hackenberg said Wednesday. “We just have to continue to execute and stay on track and limit the negative plays and try to continue to keep the sticks moving throughout the game.”...

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