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Timken donation kicks off education center project

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MANSFIELD — Next year, North Central State College plans to open the Crawford Connection Center in Bucyrus. Thanks to the Timken Foundation, that goal is one step closer.Several people from Crawford County gathered inside the college’s Fallerius Building on Aug. 14. The foundation presented a $500,000 donation to the NC State Foundation that will go towards preparing the new facility.It will be located inside the 7,000-square-foot building on Walnut Street, the former home to the Crawford County Board of Elections and Health Department. When the $2.1 million project is complete, the education facility will include three high-tech classrooms, a computer lab and a counseling room.


Class of ‘67 honors Bartholomew

On Wednesday, Aug. 6, local members and guests of the Class of ‘67 held a “gathering of love” at the Pizza Hut in honor of Galion native and fellow classmate, Si Bartholomew.Si courageously battled cancer for the past 20 years. After his most recent prognosis Si valiantly came home to say goodbye to his family and friends, which exemplified his gentle and loving character and his deep consideration for others.Sadly, Si passed away peacefully on his jour...

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Park District to hold hunting lottery

The Crawford Park District will be holding their annual hunting orientation and lottery for the 2014-2015 hunting season. Properties that will be available for hunting are the Sandusky Wildlife Area, Sears Woods State Nature Preserve and Carmean Woods State Nature Preserve.The lottery will be held at the Lowe-Volk Park Nature Center on Sunday, Aug. 24 beginning promptly at 1 p.m. No late arrivals will be admitted after the orientation meeting begins to insure that all participants ...

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Galion High School Athletic Passes Available

The Galion City Schools Athletic Department is offering a variety of Athletic Passes for the 2014 – 2015 school year. These passes offer families and individuals a significant savings off regular ticket prices for both Middle School and High School sporting events.Family Pass $350 – This pass is for a family of four (2 adults / 2 children) and is good for admission to all home Middle and High School athletic events throughout the school year. Additional...

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Movie Review: ‘Let’s Be Cops’

This past Sunday, I was getting ready to slog my way through a one-and-a-half-star review of “The Expendables 3,” which I saw Friday night, when I decided to check the weekend box office results to make sure it was really the right film to review. Much to my surprise, the latest installment of the tired action franchise lost out on even the #3 position, getting upset by the debuting comedy “Let’s Be Cops.” I scrambled out the door to get to whatever showing of th...

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Lady Tigers open with victory

The Lady Tigers recently opened their tennis season with a 3-2 victory over Mansfield St. Peter.Scoring for the winners was Jackie Carriger with a hard-fought 1-6, 6-3, 7-6 triumph in second singles; the first doubles team of Sydney Dameron and Leah Fisher with a convincing 6-2, 6-0 win; and the second doubles pair of Donnetta Lester and Cassidy Ivy via a 6-1, 6-4 score.On the short end for the locals was Kourtney Hickock with a 2-6, 3-6 defeat in first singles, plus Che...

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TWH Banquet to feature Josh Duggar

Together We Hurt, Together We Heal’s 4th annual Fundraiser Banquet is slated for Tuesday, Sept. 9, at Galion’s Free Methodist Church, 683 Portland Way North at 6 p.m.The guest speaker for the event is Josh Duggar, executive director of the Family Research Council in Washington, D.C. Readers recognize Duggar from the television show “19 Kids and Counting.”Dugger will discuss the strength in building family family values, a message that fits well wi...

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Hesby Drive officially open

On Aug. 19, the ribbon was cut to officially open Hesby Drive.While construction is ongoing, a ceremony was held this week celebrating the new Hesby Drive, a road leading into the Galion City Schools’ campus.Roy Benson, trustee of the Phillip Hesby Estate, pointed out that Hesby had also previously donated 28 acres of land a number of years ago when the Galion City School campus was first proposed.“I think this a fairly large step in the right dire...

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Bridge closed for 90 days

The Portland Way bridge was closed to all traffic on Tuesday. As part of the Ohio Department of Transportation’s road widening project, the bridge is being completely replaced. The project is scheduled to last 90 days, which takes the construction to Nov. 16 (assuming it stays on schedule).Portland Way South is open to two-way traffic again, but there is still construction on the west side of the road. The road widening will continue moving north through the end of the fall. ...

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Apron Free Cooking ~ Black Forest Pancakes

Pancakes are a Saturday morning tradition in my family. My folks love when all the kids and grandkids show up for a marathon pancake breakfast. My dad used to turn pancakes as long as somebody would sit at the table and eat. Let me tell you, with five kids, nine grandchildren and an odd number of tag along friends, there was somebody eating for hours!Of course, the coffee pot and the tea kettle were constantly brewing hot beverages, since you can’t eat pancakes without someth...

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Jamboree preview football event is Friday

The Galion High School Jamboree Preview football event will take place Friday beginning at 4:30 p.m. at Unckrich Stadium.A scrimmage between the Galion and Shelby middle school teams will run from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m.At 6 p.m., it will be the Galion and Shelby varsity squads going at it for three quarters of game situation. Afterwards will be a scrimmage between the Galion and Shelby junior varsity and freshmen squads.Tickets cost $5 for adults and $3 for student...

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Utilities, pool passes and fire trucks

Galion City Council heard an update on the Efficiency Smart program during its Aug. 12 meeting.Mike Richart, chair of the Utilities Committee, gave reported that several local businesses have approached Efficiency Smart with ideas on how to utilize the program, and some residential energy audits were requested as well.Richart emphasized they will continue to monitor the program to make sure Galion is getting the full use out of it.Utility Office Manager Dan Bu...

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State accredits Crawford County Board of Developmental Disabilities

COLUMBUS – The Crawford County Board of Developmental Disabilities has been accredited by the State of Ohio for the quality services and supports it provides to people with disabilities.An accreditation certificate has been issued to the Board by the Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities on June 16, 2014.

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Fatal crash west of Galion

WHETSTONE TOWNSHIP — On Monday morning, Sheriff Scott Kent and three deputies responded to a two vehicle crash at the intersection of Monnett-New Winchester Road and State Route 100.Preliminary information gathered at the scene indicates that Kevin Buchanan, Galion, was northbound on SR 100 in a Ford F-250 and pulling a trailer. William P. Noble, Jr., Mansfield, was westbound on Monnett New Winchester Road in a Chevy Cobalt, approaching the intersection. Noble failed to yield...

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Buckeye Central partners with GE on Outdoor Learning Lab

NEW WASHINGTON — Buckeye Central Local School District is pleased to announce a partnership with GE Lighting’s Bucyrus Lamp Plant and The Community Foundation for Crawford County (CF4CC) to build and develop an Outdoor Learning Lab on the New Washington-based school campus.Approximately 40 volunteers from GE’s Bucyrus plant will descend upon the campus this weekend to construct a 24’ X 40’ red and gray pavilion to house teachers and students during the...

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Inquirer office closed Tuesday morning

The office of the Galion Inquirer, located at 129 Harding Way East, will be closed until noon on Tuesday, Aug. 19. This is due to the electrical upgrade being done on the block.

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BALLOT BREAKDOWN: Seminoles #1 in AP preseason poll

The Associated Press preseason Top 25 is out. Take a look at how the ballots break down, and find out what to watch for when the college football season begins this month:‘NOLES NATION DOMINATIONFinish No. 1. Start No. 1. Even Bobby Bowden’s best Florida State teams never did that.Jimbo Fisher’s Seminoles will. Jameis Winston and the defending national champions are preseason No. 1 for the sixth time.In two of the ...

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Shuler named Ohio State Mansfield Board Alumni chair

MANSFIELD — Galion veterinarian John Shuler has been named The Ohio State University at Mansfield Board Alumni chair.The position was created about three years ago by Dean and Director Stephen Gavazzi as a way to stem the flow of institutional experience and historical memory that left as board members completed their terms. As board members complete their service, they may be asked to serve an additional one to three years as board alumni chair. The chair’s role is to ...

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