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State champion relay team recognized

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The young ladies on the 4 x 100 meter relay of the GHS Track and Field team were recognized last night. The athletes earned the Division II state championship title in Columbus in May.During the Aug. 21 Galion Board of Education meeting Clair Erlsten, Sydney Hunt, Laura McElligott and Michaela Slone were officially recognized for their achievement. Makaila Grimes was also recognized as the alternate for the relay. Their coaches, Todd Roston and Colby Bright, were on hand that evening as well.Superintendent Mark Stefanik said he was unable to go to Columbus to watch the race. “When I saw it on WMFD, though, it was very exciting. I’m sure even more so in person.” The team members each received a certificate.

 

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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Bicyclist seriously injured in accident

On Aug. 21 at approximately 5:39 p.m., the Galion Police Department and Galion Fire and EMS responded to a traffic accident involving a bicyclist in the 200 block of Harding Way West. A 13-year-old bicyclist was found to have been struck by a motorist traveling westbound on Harding Way West.The juvenile was transported to Galion Community Hospital and then to Children’s Hospital in Columbus for treatment of serious injuries.The Ohio State Highway Patrol and Crawfor...

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An Eye on the Tigers

GIRLS’ VARSITY TENNISWith a 3-2 win against Clear Fork on Thursday, the Lady Orange-and-Blue improved their record to 3-0.Jackie Carriger made quick work of her foe in third singles by a 6-0, 6-0 count. The first doubles duo of Sydney Dameron and Leah Fisher netted a 6-0, 6-2 victory and the third second doubles tandem of Cassidy Ivy and Donnetta Lester triumphed 5-7, 6-1, 6.2In first singles, Katelyn Smith lost 0-6, 3-6; and Kourtney Hi...

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County parks featured on TrekOhio site

The Crawford Park District meeting began with a picture show and acknowledgment that the website “TrekOhio” has pictures and information of Crawford County’s parks. Click here to view the page.CPD Naturalist Josh Dyer, who had shown the pictures and website, then pulled up a picture of a helicopter that flew around Galion yesterday. A blade hanging from the helicopter was used to trim the trees....

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Utility Office hosting Customer Appreciation Days

Stop by the Galion Utility Office today or tomorrow for your FREE compact fluorescent light bulbs!As part of Customer Appreciation Days, Efficiency Smart is there to hand out bags with bulbs and information on energy-saving ideas for your home. They can also answer questions about rebates and other offers. It is available to any Galion utility customer.Utility Office Manager Dan Bute said people were lined up on Thursday morning before the office opened. In fact, in the ...

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August Arraignments

The following was received from the office of the Prosecuting Attorney, Crawford County.August 2014 Arraignments – August 18, 2014:14CR 0168 - Randle Battles-Burglary (F2)-PR Bond14CR 0169 - Charles Bond-Breaking & Entry (F5)- 8 months prison14CR 0170 - Jacob Diemer-Burglary (F2)-$100,000 Bond14CR 0171 - Robert Byrne, Jr. -Breaking & Entry (F5)-$50,000 Bond14CR 0172 - Zacharia Davis-Burglary (F3)-$200,000 Bond1...

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Age no opponent for some of NFL’s veteran stars

NEW YORK (AP) â?” There’s something stunning happening on Michael Vick’s head.You can’t see them from far away, but up close, tiny gray hairs are starting to emerge â?” color-sapped reminders that the New York Jets quarterback is no longer the speedy youngster fresh out of Virginia Tech.He turned 34 in June, making him “old” in today’s NFL. During minicamp in June, Vick even had a young fullback address him as ̶...

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Pet of the Week

Kashi is a 3 year old, spayed female, Calico. She is front and back declawed. She is really calm and likes to curl up and watch everthing. Kashi needs a good home who can keep her indoors ONLY since she has no claws to defend herself. She is adoptable at The Humane Society serving Crawford County at 419-562-9149.

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Kent State starting center dies at 21

CLEVELAND (AP) — Kent State football player Jason Bitsko, who was slated to start at center for the Golden Flashes this season, died Wednesday.Police believe he passed away from an undetermined medical issue, the school said. The school said in a release the 21-year-old Bitsko was found unresponsive in the bedroom of his off-campus apartment shortly before 9 a.m.When Bitsko failed to show up at practice, calls were placed to Bitsko’s roommate, who called 911 ...

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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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