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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.


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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Property Transfers: August 2014

Karen Jean Ostermver Grey to Joshua N & Michelle L Hensley, 3203 Spore-Brandywine Rd, Bucyrus, $138,860Evelyn K Bloomfield, Estate to Rande E & Diane S Fortner, 1116 Reid St., Bucyrus, $27,500John B Barker & Melissa D Barker to Teresa A Baldwin, 336 W. Railroad, Galion, $26,680Jennifer R Hartzler to Karen M Chiles-Sullivan, 835 Sunset Dr., Bucyrus, $73,000John E Smith, Estate to Carl E & Marilyn L Massey, 1410 Hopley Ave., Bucyrus, $32,000...

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GBL sponsors final Hotdogs on the Square

The Galion-Crestline Chamber of Commerce hosted the final Hotdogs on the Square for the year on Sept. 12. Despite the gloomy weather, many locals came out to take advantage of the free food and drinks, provided by Galion Building & Loan Bank.

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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 September 2, 2014:· Devin M. Eichler, Marion, criminal damages, fined $350 plus $724 costs, sentenced to 90 days with 90 days suspended· Sarah L. Cole, Galion, disorderly conduct/intoxication, fined $150 plus $224 costs, sentenced to 10 days with 9 days suspended· Ernest A. Thompson, Galion, disorderly conduct, fined $150 ...

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Scenes from Galion’s Cross Country Festival

Colonel Crawford’s Jon Hoffman, left, and Clay Long, right.Galion’s Gideon Johnson.Galion’s Bryce Barnhart.

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Galion Police calls: Aug. 19-31

August 19· On patrol, spoke with young man regarding curfew; he was walking to his father’s home· 170 block Portland Way North, report of suspicious males in area; contacted two men collecting aluminum cans for scrap metal, advised to get property owner permission· 100 block Erie St., on patrol, spoke with young man picking up friend, headed to Shelby· 100 block Erie St., report of man driving past home yel...

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Hoffman pleads not guilty

BUCYRUS — Donald Hoffman returned to court on Sept. 15. He plead not guilty to all 21 counts levied against him last week by the Grand Jury.Hoffman was charged with two counts of aggravated murder for four Bucyrus residents: Billy Jack Chapman, Freelin Hensley, Darrell E. Lewis and Jerald L. Smith. All of the murder counts contain a death penalty specification.Hoffman also faces charges of aggravated robbery (felony 1), kidnapping (felony 1) and felonious assault (...

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Apron Free Cooking ~ Potato Soup

September is upon us and it seems as if fall has begun. I’ve seen some leaves falling and the cool nights have caused me to add some blankets to the bed.I love this time of year for the warm days and cool evenings, but especially because I can start making soups and stews in my crock pot. Many of the recipes are too heavy for hot summer days, but really hit the spot after a day of cutting wood or working in the yard.The other morning was a drizzling rain, cloudy so...

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Colonel Crawford third at Galion Cross Country Festival

The weather was perfect and the competition fierce last Saturday at the annual Galion Cross Country Festival. One of the the largest meets this side of the Mississippi River, the event was held at Amann’s Reservoir.COLONEL CRAWFORD was tops out of 23 teams in boys’ Division III. The Black-and-Gold was paced by Clay Martin’s time of 16:28, good for fifth place individually. Others figuring into the scoring for the Eagles were Chad Johnson, ninth pl...

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Orange-and-Blue dominate, shut out Keystone

LAGRANGE — What a difference a week can make.The Galion Tigers (2-1) dominated in all phases of the game as they shut out the host Keystone Wildcats (2-1) 14-0 here Friday night.Just seven days removed from a 37-3 pounding at the hands of Madison, the Orange-and-Blue righted the ship against the Wildcats who won their first two games of the season by a combined count of 76-14. Galion held the hosts to only 143 yards of total offense in 56 plays while pounding their...

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Together We Hurt holds banquet in Galion

On Sept. 9, the Free Methodist Church in Galion hosted Together We Hurt, Together We Heal’s annual fundraiser banquet.After dinner was served, Together We Hurt board member Dianna Zaebst introduced Ginny and her son, Ryan.Ginny spoke first, describing her experience and journey with Ryan’s addiction. She mentioned that a way to attempt to cope, while including God in the decisions, would be to remember the “3 C’s” which are: You did not CAUS...

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Health Board approved commish salary

Last month the Galion Board of Health offered Environmental Health Director Stephanie Zmuda the interim health commissioner position, which was vacated by Dr. Steve Novack. During the Board’s Sept. 9 meeting, there was disagreement over salary.Zmuda met with Board members Dennis Long and Doug Schilling prior to the meeting to discuss salary and final employment details. That morning, Long informed the rest of the Board that they agreed the position would be full-time at $65,0...

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Tracking the Tigers …

GIRLS’ TENNISWith two more victories this week, the Lady Tigers sport an impressive 9-1 record in match play, including a perfect 4-0 mark in the Mid Ohio Athletic Conference.On Tuesday in a conference home match, they topped Pleasant 4-1. Katelyn Smith won 7-5, 6-3 in first singles; Jackie Carriger triumphed 6-2, 6-4 in third singles; Sydney Dameron and Leah Fisher improved to 11-1 in first doubles with an easy 6-0, 6-1 victory; a...

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Ohio experiencing increase in respiratory illnesses

COLUMBUS — Ohio hospitals are experiencing an increase in the number of patients with respiratory illnesses, especially children. This increase may be associated with Enterovirus D68 (EV-D68), which has been confirmed in other states. The Ohio Department of Health has sent hospital specimens to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for testing.Enteroviruses are common, and there are more than 100 types which cause an estimated 10 million to 15 million infection...

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Ohio Central Bible College holds its fifth registration

Professors Josh Melvin and Jack Moore were on hand to welcome new students at Ohio Central Bible College’s fall registration Saturday, Sept. 6. The college holds classes at the Iberia Presbyterian Church in Iberia. Melvin, now in his fourth year at the college, will be teaching The Psalms (elective) this term. Moore, starting his third year, will be teaching Old Testament Survey which is required by all students wishing to earn an OCBC diploma. Moore also teaches Christian Apologetics (...

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Fall book sale announced

The Friends of the Library will be holding their Fall book sale on September 25, 26, & 27. The Wednesday evening before the sale will be for members only to preview and purchase books of their choice.Due to the generous donation from the public of their quality books throughout the year there will be hundreds available for the public-including: Hardback, cookbooks, biographies, novels, history, crafts, vintage, children, romance, paperbacks, etc. Many would make nice gifts....

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