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Local YMCA’s to offer dual membership

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Starting Monday, Sept. 1, members of the Galion and Bucyrus YMCA’s will begin to enjoy dual membership at the two centers.When asked what brought on the agreement, Galion YMCA Director Terry Gribble said that it was something that the two centers had been talking about for years. While he was working for both Y’s for several months, while Bucyrus searched for a new director, he helped to put the plan into action and it was voted on during the July Board meeting.


Galion Public Library Board talks programs and maintenance

On Aug. 18, members of the Galion Public Library Board of Directors met for their regular monthly meeting. The first matter discussed concerned the original log cabin library, now located at Heise Park.In recent months, Board members have been working to find the responsible party for the maintenance of the building. A family of ground hogs took up residence in the building and have caused damage in addition to the weather damage and age of the structure. Library Director Vicki Eck...

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Movie review: “If I Stay”

“If I Stay” is a pretty depressing teen romance about a young couple who love, lose, and one of them might die. It’s based on one of those “YA” (Young Adult) books that are so hot as film projects right now. There’s a temptation to compare it to “The Fault in Our Stars,” another teen romance where the characters spent a lot of time on the brink of death. That film was sweeter, sadder and made more sense than this one. “If I Stay” wou...

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Uptowne revitalization plans continue

The City of Galion hosted a second meeting with Uptowne business owners on Aug. 15 to continue discussing revitalization efforts.During the first meeting that was held in May, attendees discussed a variety of issues affecting the area, including the deterioration of the buildings, a trend of vacancies and a lack of marketing. Click here to read t...

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Annual bed ready to harvest

The annual flower bed planted by Galion’s North End Garden Club is thriving in Heise Park. Some of the vegetables are ready to harvest - kohlrabi, cabbage and tomatoes especially. This example of edible landscape is available to anyone who wishes to harvest produce as it is ready. For more information on North End Garden Club contact Mary Ellen Heacock at 419-468-6353. The club meets on the third Monday of each month.

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Sen. Burke in Galion tomorrow

COLUMBUS - State Senator Dave Burke (R–Marysville) will hold open office hours in Galion on Tuesday, August 26. It will be held in the Galion City Building, 301 Harding Way East, at 6 p.m.Senator Burke represents the 26th Ohio Senate District which encompasses all of Crawford, Marion, Morrow, Sandusky, Seneca, Union and Wyandot Counties.“I look forward to visiting with the residents of Galion on issues that are important to them,” said Burke. “Off...

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Crawford SWCD 69th annual meeting to feature Dave White

Plan now to attend the Crawford Soil and Water Conservation District’s 69th annual meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 9, at the Crawford County Fairgrounds Youth Building in Bucyrus. Dinner tickets are on sale now and must be reserved by Sept. 2.The evening will begin at 5:30 p.m. with the supervisor election. The charbroiled pork chop dinner catered by Port-a-Cook, back by popular request, will begin at 6:30 p.m. The evening’s featured speaker is Dave White, who will discuss ho...

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Recycling Drop-Off Sites for Crawford County

Sept. 2 - Lykens Twp. Firehouse, Lykens, from 4 p.m. - 8 p.m.Sept. 3 - Chatfield Twp. Firehouse, Chatfield, from 4 p.m. - 8 p.m.Sept. 6 - New Washington Town Hall, New Washington, from 8 a.m. - 12 p.m.Col. Crawford High School Parking Lot, North Robinson, from 8 a.m. - 12 p.m.Sept. 8-15 - Timken Company Parking Lot, BucyrusSept. 9 - Wynford High School, Bucyrus, from 4 p.m. - 7 p.m.Sept. 11 - Galion Middle School, Galion, from ...

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Galion Police Calls: Aug. 15-17

August 15· Libby Lane, report of fight between sisters; one attempting to leave residence· 300 block Fifth Ave., report of suspicious person in area· S. Market St..Railroad St., on patrol, spoke with two subjects· Pounder Ave., report of vehicle stopped in roadway· 500 block N. Union St., report of theft from saddle bags on motorcycle· Guinther Court, report of suspicious person, going door-to-door...

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Municipal Court Records

Hearings in the following criminal and/or traffic cases were conducted in Crawford County Municipal Court during the week of August 12, 2014:· Steven J. Hall, Galion, failure to dispose of waste violation, fined $250 with $250 suspended plus $109 costs, conditional on no further offenses for one year· Rachel D. Hall, Galion, failure to dispose of waste violation, fined $250 with $250 suspended plus $109 costs, conditional on no further offenses for one year...

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GHS Class of 1947 Reunion

The GHS Class of 1947 recently celebrated their 67th class reunion on August 12, 2014 at Galion Pizza Hut. There were 14 classmates and four guests in attendance. The classmates spent social time reminiscing and remembering past times.Members of the Galion High School Class of 1947 pictured are, Row 1: Phyllis (Quay) Straka, Dawn (Forrest) Gledhill, Naomi (Sibert) Taylor, Carol (Pickering) Arter, Marion (Smith) Hugel, Verna Mae (Deisch) Matthews; Row 2: Jack Cameron, Evelyn (Ruby) ...

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Apron Free Cooking ~ Cheesy Egg Salad

Egg salad is classic sandwich filler. I think everybody has a memory of egg salad sandwiches packed in school lunches. I remember my grandma packing egg salad sandwiches and dill pickles for my dad and I to eat on long car trips.My neighbors must keep a bowl of egg salad in the fridge for handy lunch making, since I see them eating it several times a week folded into a slice of bread. Even gas stations, deli and luncheon counters still offer egg salad sandwiches as “lunch-on-...

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Tips for arriving to school safely and on time

Your children are getting older and with each new grade level they want more independence. You’re OK with that, but you still get a little worried when you think about them getting to school safely each day. Whether they drive themselves, ride in a carpool or they take the bus, safety is paramount.Follow these safety precautions and you’ll make sure your independent student is there and ready to focus on schoolwork each and every morning.

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109th Sherer Family Reunion held

Forty members attended the 109th Sherer Family Reunion on August 10, 2014 at the Galion Free Methodist Christian Life Center.Mark Whiteamire gave the opening prayer, after which everyone enjoyed a delicious pot-luck dinner. Mark then led the business meeting which included treasurer’s report by Lon Leapley, secretary’s report by Katie Leapley, and introduction of families.Nominations for next year’s officers were taken: Linda Gillam nominated for presid...

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Youth coach: Inspiring speech was spontaneous

SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (AP) — A youth baseball coach from Rhode Island who has become an Internet sensation for the inspiring speech he made after his team was eliminated from the Little League World Series says the talk was spontaneous and from the heart.Players on David Belisle’s team from Cumberland were crying after Monday night’s 8-7 loss to Chicago in South Williamsport, Pennsylvania, when he kneeled down and told them they should be proud.Belisl...

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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 August 23, 2004John and Alice Pickering were pictured cleaning up around the police memorial canon at Amanns Reservoir.Friends of Library book sale volunteer Bill Campbell was photographed hauling books out of storage for the se...

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Fun times at the Golden Age Center

The Golden Age Center, also known as the Galion Senior Activities Center, hosted an open house on Wednesday, Aug. 20. The Center holds events and activities via their own fundraising with no help from federal, state or city funding. The open house was a hit, with tables set up by the members and board of the Center along with a few volunteers.For those who were not able to attend, or that did but want more information, Director Danita Holbrook provided some event information to hel...

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News from the Galion Public Library

GIFTS TO THE LIBRARYPresented by the Friends of the Library in memory of Peg Gantzler: “Don’t Try to Find Me,” by Holly Brown; “Dear Daughter,” by Elizabeth Little.Presented by the Friends of the Library in memory of Janet Spraw: “Gilt Trip,” by Laura Childs; “BiblioCraft: A Modern Crafter’s Guide to Using Library Resources to Jumpstart Creative Projects,” by Jessica Pigza.

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