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Bucyrus plant lighting the world

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BUCYRUS — Inside a 500,000-square-foot, brick building on South Walnut Street, light bulbs are being produced at a rapid pace.The GE Bucyrus Lamp Plant is producing an energy efficient bulb for Walmart stores across the country, through the retail chain’s new “Made in the USA” campaign.This initiative means the plant will add 70 new jobs through 2016. Starting wage is $15.10 an hour, plus benefits.Vivian Eulett was hired as a capsule loader on Aug. 25 and loves the job so far. While there was more to learn than she anticipated, she said she enjoys learning the work.“I really appreciate this opportunity. I worked at another factory for 18 years and just wanted something better,” Eulett commented.


Arc flash caused Friday’s power outage

City officials blamed an arc flash for causing a power outage in the southeast quadrant on Oct. 17. The incident also sent two city linemen to the hospital that day.On Monday, Electric Department Superintendent Tony Slone provided details on what happened. He explained the crew was inspecting the substation on Dawsett Street, which feeds the southeastern corner of the city, from Market Street east to First Avenue.A lineman with over 35 years of experience with the city w...

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Pioneer Alumni Association supports levy

WHEREAS, the Pioneer Alumni Association supports the Pioneer Career and Technology Center and its educational offerings to youth and adults in its district; ANDWHEREAS, the Pioneer Career and Technology Center Board of Education has passed a resolution to replace and combine two .85 mill levies on the November 4,2014 ballot; ANDWHEREAS, the monies from the replacement levy will be used for operating funds to maintain the current quality of education to strengthen job pro...

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Galion medical director announced

Dr. Sarah Metzger was approved as medical director for the Galion Health Department on Oct. 14.Health Departments are required by law to have a licensed physician serve as medical director, if the health commissioner is not a physician. After Dr. Steve Novack’s resignation as commissioner earlier this year, the Board of Health approved Stephanie Zmuda to fill the position.The hiring of Metzger now completes the department’s minimum staffing requirements....

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O-line shines in smashing of Fairbanks

Isaiah Davis.Paul Keller.Deaken McCoy.Brendan Pratt.Zach Throckmorton.They’re not household names, but their performance as a unit on Friday nights directly affects the outcome of football games. I’m talking about the members of Galion’s offensive line. The guys who do the dirty work.“We have to win the the battle of the line of scrimmage,” Galion head coach Chris Hawkins vehemently said. “If...

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PREVIEW: Galion at North Union

For just the second time ever, the Galion Tigers and North Union Wildcats will duke it out on the gridiron.The Orange-and-Blue venture to Richwood on Friday for a match-up between teams that have identical overall (5-3) and Mid Ohio Athletic Conference Red Division (3-2) records. Galion is fresh off a 41-0 smashing of Fairbanks last week and North Union looks to rebound from a 21-13 loss at the hands of Jonathan Alder.The foes met for the first time two years ago in the ...

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Fewer young Ohioans getting their driver’s license

COLUMBUS — Data shows fewer young people in Ohio are getting their driver’s license.The Columbus Dispatch reports the number of people in Ohio ages 16 to 20 who obtained a driver’s license dropped 8.5 percent in the last decade.A new report by the Ohio Public Interest Research Group also shows a 15 percent per capita reduction in the number of driving trips taken by people ages 16 to 34.The research group says delays in major life events like...

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AP Ohio high school football poll list

COLUMBUS (AP) — How a state panel of sports writers and broadcasters rates Ohio high school football teams in the sixth weekly Associated Press poll of 2014, by OHSAA divisions, with won-lost record and total points (first-place votes in parentheses):DIVISION I1, Mentor (16) 8-0 2552, Hudson (6) 8-0 2283, Huber Heights Wayne (3) 8-0 1994, Dublin Coffman (2) 8-0 1835, Centerville (1) 8-0 1616, Pickerington Centr...

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How the top AP high school football teams fared

Division I1. Mentor (8-0) beat Solon 42-16.2. Hudson (8-0) beat Strongsville 41-7.3. Huber Heights Wayne (8-0) beat Clayton Northmont 49-19.4. Dublin Coffman (8-0) beat Galloway Westland 48-7.5. Centerville (8-0) beat Beavercreek 48-14.6. Cincinnati Moeller (6-2) lost to Cle. St. Ignatius 34-20.7. Pickerington Central...

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Ohio State staying focused on Penn State, not Michigan State

COLUMBUS — A thundering congregation of more than 100,000 Penn State fans has spent months gearing up for Ohio State’s visit on Saturday night.It would usually be a circle-the-date showdown.“That’s one of the top-five atmospheres I’ve ever been in,” Buckeyes coach Urban Meyer said, recalling his team’s trip to Happy Valley in 2012. “We expect the same type of reception.”And yet a different countdown is alre...

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Ohio continues Ebola monitoring after nurse’s trip

COLUMBUS — The state is continuing to monitor residents who may have had contact with a Texas nurse diagnosed with the Ebola virus after returning home following a trip to northeastern Ohio.The Ebola incubation period can be as long as three weeks, meaning local residents who spent time with Amber Vinson during her Ohio trip will continue to be monitored for 21 days after last contact.For those who had contact with the nurse on her last day in the area, the incubat...

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Browns: Team still stewing over poor performance in loss to Jaguars

BEREA — The disappointment hadn’t dissipated by Monday afternoon.The Browns (3-3) squandered an opportunity for a three-game winning streak, playing easily their worst game of the season in a 24-6 loss to previously winless Jacksonville. Their first two losses came on field goals on the final play. This one stung because the performance was putrid.“When you look back at it, we looked like the 0-6 team, and they looked like the 3-2 team,” rookie ru...

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Bond set at $1 million for man charged in Bucyrus wreck that killed Reynoldsburg couple

Bond was set at $1 million today for an 18-year-old Ashland County man who was driving with a learner’s permit when he crashed into a car driven by a Reynoldsburg couple on Friday, killing them instantly.Jason D. Bell was charged with aggravated vehicular homicide and faces other charges, prosecutors say. Bell, who had been cited three times for other traffic violations this month, had moved into a Mansfield homeless shelter during the weekend.Authorities say Bell,...

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Plenty pitch in to lift Cavs to preseason win

COLUMBUS — It was only an exhibition game, but it could very well have been a preview of the Eastern Conference finals.With both teams sticking to their regular-season rotations and the Cavaliers’ “Big Three” playing together for just the second time in the preseason, Cleveland downed the Chicago Bulls 107-98 Monday night in front of a sellout crowd of 19,049 at Value City Arena.“It’s two teams trying to get better and two teams that h...

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Grad discusses benefits of Pioneer

What has Pioneer Career and Technology Center done for me? It helped me focus on a career choice and get a jump start on a career that I love.Attending Pioneer Career and Technology Center provided me with a lot of skills and knowledge to benefit my future.Not only was I able to take college courses and receive credit for those courses, I was able to learn skills specifically to be a Physical Therapist Assistant. I still attended college after high school, as to be a PTA...

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Area Scholastic Football Roundup

Northmor 21, Mount Gilead 18In a battle between long-time rival, Northmor held on to defeat the Indians 21-18 last Friday, upping its overall record to 5-3 and Mid Ohio Athletic Conference Blue Division mark to 3-2 in the process.The Golden Knights scored their points in the first half via touchdown runs of 1 and 10 yards by quarterback Mason Jardon, a 1-yard plunge by Lane Foster, and a trio of Foster extra-point kicks.Josh Elson hit paydirt ...

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Galion, Northmor win sectional volleyball championships

Galion 3, Bellevue 1Galion defeated Bellevue 3-1 in a Division II sectional tournament championship volleyball match last Saturday, advancing to this week’s district play.The Lady Tigers won the first set 25-18, and the second set 25-20, to go up 2-0. Bellevue took the third set, 25-23, and the champions bounced back to take the fourth set 25-19 to secure the title hardware.Galion (20-4) will play Norwalk (19-4) in the district tournamen...

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Colonel Crawford squads, Northmor girls move on to regionals

The Eagles and Lady Eagles of Colonel Crawford, as well as the Lady Golden Knights of Northmor, advance to regional cross country competition this weekend on the strength of what they did in district action this past Saturday.Colonel Crawford’s boys left the rest of the field behind in the dust in Northwest District Division III action at Amanns Reservoir, out-scoring second-place New London 27-54 for the championship hardware. Four of the Eagles’ placers finished in th...

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