General Electric held an auction on March 6 at its Galion location, 1376 State Route 598 (the former PECO II plant). More than 1,000 items inside the plant were up for grabs, some of which were marked as “contents of the room.”Larger items included an overhead crane, fork lifts, a hydraulic car lift and a Ford F-250. Also available were rows and rows of work benches and desks, shelving units and file cabinets. Smaller items included office supplies, various tools and equipment and pallet jacks.Charleston Auctions & Liquidations, based in Fort Wayne, Ind., served as the auctioneer. GE declined to release details on revenue from the auction.
The Galion-Crestline Area Chamber of Commerce held its third ribbon cutting of the year on March 10. Chamber members welcomed the opening of Caleb’s Brookside Dari, located at 355 North East Street.The ice cream shop used to be called Darlene’s Dari Bar. Store owner Caleb Bowman explained he is a relative of Darlene Stiving; his parents bought the business from her last year and he operated it. He recently bought the store from his parents and decided to rename it. Curr...
The Galion Alumni Association held its third annual Wine Tasting and Silent Auction fund raiser on March 8 at the Galion Country Club. All proceeds from the event benefitted the Campus Wear Fund at Galion City Schools. Wines from South America were featured, as well as food catered by the Country Club. Gift baskets donated by local business made for some great auction grabs. GAA’s website is www.galionalumni.com. (Inquirer photos/Matt Echelberry)
More than 100 local kids participated in the Galion baseball team’s skills clinic on March 8. They were divided into two sessions based on age and went through various stations to work on everything needed to get to the major league like J.B. Shuck. There was also a throwing contest with prizes. Phil Jackson, head coach of High School baseball, said this year’s attendance nearly doubled from last year, due in part to the help they received from Galion Youth Baseball.
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By TOM MARQUARDT and PATRICK DARRWe have a special fondness for pinot noir, but it has a bad habit of frustrating us. Like Forest Gump’s “life is a box of chocolates” line, you just don’t know what you’re going to get in pinot noir.Winemakers would agree. Thin-skinned pinot noir is often called the “heart-break grape” because its temperament can easily spell disaster. Mildew and under-ripeness can spoil an entire crop, costing wi...
(Washington, D.C.) –Republican Senators today introduced legislation that extends unemployment insurance benefits for five months and reforms the current program without adding to the national debt. Senators Dean Heller (R-NV), Susan Collins (R-ME), Rob Portman (R-OH), Dan Coats (R-IN), Lisa Murkowski (R-AK), Kelly Ayotte (R-NH), and Mark Kirk (R-IL) formulated the proposal.
Avita’s orthopedic and sports medicine team has expanded with the addition of Dr. Scott Foster, Fellowship-trained Joint Replacement Surgeon.
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