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Galion and Morrow County residents voice concerns over closure

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The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio hosted public hearings in Galion and Mount Gilead on July 15 to hear public testimony regarding the proposed closure of a railroad crossing.CSX Transportation, Inc. filed a petition in March to close the crossing on Bloomingrove-New Winchester Road (Morrow-Crawford County Line Road). It is located south of Galion and west of State Route 309.In the petition, CSX cites low traffic volume and potentially dangerous site distance as the primary reasons for closure. It also states the closure “will not cause unreasonable inconvenience to the public because it is a redundant crossing and all vehicular traffic can be diverted to adjacent roads…”

 

Survey: Custom Farm Work Rates Rising in Ohio

COLUMBUS – The rates custom farm workers are paid in Ohio are rising, according to a new statewide survey of Ohio growers, farm workers and machinery operators completed by agricultural economists from Ohio State University’s College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences.The 2014 Ohio Farm Custom Rate Survey found that the rates paid to farm workers and machinery operators for custom farm work have increased thanks in part to increased supply costs and the a...

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Garden club flower bed a lesson in maximizing space

Members of Galion’s North End Garden Club plant and maintain a bed of annual plants at the east end of Heise Park, along Gill Avenue.This year’s planting is an example of making good use of a small space for flowers, herbs and vegetables. For example, tomato plants, kohlrabi, swiss chard and lettuce are clustered at the southern end of the bed, with herbs primarily at the north end, and flowers between. Tomatoes are also planted among the gladiolus, an example of “...

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Attention city utility customers: Bank payments to be discontinued

Beginning August 1, 2014, the City of Galion Utility Office will discontinue the acceptance of utility payments at Galion Building & Loan and First Federal Bank of Ohio.Payments can be made online, in person at the Utility Office (115 Harding Way East), or through the 24-hour drop box.

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Employers and employees use collective bargaining to negotiate employment terms

Q: What is collective bargaining?A: Collective bargaining is the negotiation of matters regarding employees’ wages, benefits and other terms and conditions of their employment. Collective bargaining occurs between the employer’s representatives and the union, which the employees have selected to be their exclusive bargaining representative.Q: What law governs collective bargaining?

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Savvy Senior: Organizations that appeal to conservatives

Dear Savvy Senior,Can you recommend any advocacy organizations for seniors other than AARP? I cut up my AARP card a few years back when they supported Obamacare, and am now looking for another organization that better represents me.Conservative SeniorDear Conservative,There are actually quite a few senior advocacy organizations out there promoting themselves as conservative alternatives to AARP.While AARP, with a membership of almost 38 m...

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Ohio AG’s collections end FY 2014 with largest totals in Ohio history

COLUMBUS — The Ohio Attorney General’s Office ended Fiscal Year 2014 with the largest amount of debt collected ever. The office announced today that it collected more than $471 million in debts owed to state and local government entities in the fiscal year, which ended on June 30, 2014.“I am pleased that the team we have put together in the Ohio Attorney General’s Office has brought in more previously unpaid debt than any other administration,” Attorne...

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City stalls on pool pass changes

Galion City Council resumed discussion on the pool pass issue during its July 22 meeting.There was previously a lengthy discussion at the July 8 meeting, because the language of the ordinance that sets the pool fees was preventing many types of non-traditional families from buying a family pass. In trying to make the wording more inclusive, many suggestions and questions were raised, resulting in Ordinance 2014-63 getting sent back to the Parks and Streets Committee.

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Signature Healthcare announces school supplies donation drive

Signature Healthcare of Galion is seeking donations of school supplies from the community. It will be accepting donations now through Aug. 3 at its facility, located at 935 Rosewood Drive. It is open from 7 a.m. - 9 p.m. every day of the week and there is a red drop-off box inside the front lobby.All supplies will be given to the Ohio Heartland Community Action Center, which will then distribute the supplies to Galion students in need.Items requested: No. 2 pencils, liqu...

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Tiger Youth Baseball out of state tourney after third round

Galion Tiger Youth Baseball’s 11- and 12-year-old team won the Ohio District 7 All Star game earlier this month and went on to play in the State Tournament last weekend. The Tigers won their first game 3-2 against Dover. In Sunday’s game, they were beat 9-3 by Canfield. In Tuesday’s matchup against Rock Hill, the Tigers lost 5-1. Their tournament play is over, but the players deserve a congratulations for making it so far!

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Cavs sign Wiggins, who can’t be traded for 30 days

CLEVELAND (AP) — Andrew Wiggins has an NBA home. Maybe a temporary one.The Cavaliers signed the No. 1 overall draft pick Thursday, a deal that prevents Wiggins from being traded for 30 days.Wiggins has been linked to a possible blockbuster trade with Minnesota for All-Star forward Kevin Love. But any deal now involving Wiggins can’t be finalized for at least 30 days.The Cavs and Timberwolves have had talks about a trade involving Love for months, l...

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AP source: Gordon to meet with league Aug. 1

CLEVELAND (AP) — The Browns may soon learn whether they’ll have Josh Gordon this season.The Pro Bowl wide receiver will have an appeal hearing with NFL officials in New York on Aug. 1, a person with knowledge of the meeting told The Associated Press on Thursday. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because of the sensitive nature of the discussions.The game-breaking playmaker is facing a possible one-year ban for violating the league’s substance a...

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Crestline Board of Education makes uniform policy changes

On July 17 the Crestline Board of Education met. A number of topics were discussed with the main one being proposed changes to the uniform policy.Spanish teacher Krista Ferini was in attendance and she voiced her opinion on the proposed changes. She likes how the uniforms are now and that they are meant to make the students look good as well as feel good. She also noticed that by the end of last school year that students were not abiding by the policy. She would like to see consequ...

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Glow Ball 2014 at Cranberry Hills Golf Course

United Way of Crawford County and Cranberry Hills Golf Course are teaming to bring you Glow Ball 2014. An evening glow golf outing sponsored by First Federal Community Bank, on Friday, August 8, 2014 at Cranberry Hills in New Washington.Watch your golf shots fly into the night sky, and play golf like you have never played it before. Registration begins at 6:00 PM, followed by a full course meal at Cranberry Hills Banquet Hall starting at 6:30 PM. Glow golf will begin promptly at 8:...

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Tractor Pull 2014

These scenes are from the tractor pull last Friday night at the Crawford County Fair.

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The Moonlighters Quartet to be featured at benefit

Sunday, August 24, 2014 is the date to set aside to attend the “Feed the Hungry Benefit Concert” being held at Galion Primary School from 4:00-5:30 with a root beer floats intermission. This is the second year St. Paul UMC has sponsored a benefit to aid in costs of their food pantry. You can count on an afternoon of inspiration and pleasure.The Food Pantry Committee is so honored this year to have The Moonlighters as our

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School News

Kent State Spring 2014 Commencement Lists Now AvailableKENT, Ohio – Kent State University recently conferred degrees to Spring graduates during commencement exercises May 9 and 10 in the Memorial Athletic and Convocation Center on the Kent Campus. The university awarded 738 associate degrees, 2557 bachelor’s degrees and 827 graduate degrees to students.Local graduates were:Kyleen Dennison, BucyrusNeil Huggins, Bucyrus...

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Pet of the Week

Christian is a 9 year old, neutered male, domestic short hair tabby and white cat. He is front declawed and microchipped. He is a suave and well polished cat. He has been well cared for and just needs a new place to call his own. Christian is adoptable at The Humane Society serving Crawford County at 419-562-9149

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