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Posted on: December 8, 2016

Central Hotel Re-opens After $5 Million Renovation Project


Galion’s historic Central Hotel re-opened its doors to the community on Dec. 5, after more than one year of renovation work. The property owner and lead financier for the project hosted a re-opening ceremony for their partners and the community.

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Posted on: December 5, 2016

City Breaks Ground for Depot Pavilion


The City of Galion and Galion Depot, Inc., held a groundbreaking ceremony for the Depot Pavilion project on Dec. 3. Around 40 people attended, including city officials, representatives from the Chamber of Commerce, rail enthusiasts, and community members....

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Posted on: November 30, 2016

Notice of Drinking Water Violation

Galion utility customers will be receiving a notice in their December utility bills regarding city drinking water. Our water system recently violated the maximum contaminant level for trihalomethanes (TTHM), a disinfection byproduct common in the water tr...

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Posted on: November 28, 2016

Park Forums to be Held in December

The City of Galion will hold three public forums regarding planning for city-owned parks. Residents are encouraged to attend any of these forums in order to provide feedback. One hour of discussion will be devoted to each park and all forums will be held ...

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Posted on: November 23, 2016

Council Renews Efficiency Smart Contract


The Nov. 22 City Council meeting began with the swearing in of two firefighters who received a promotion. Jay Gaffney and Mike Saurers were both promoted to the rank of fire lieutenant.

“They went through a written exam and an assessment center t...

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Posted on: November 18, 2016

2017 Financial Recovery Plan Available

A draft of the 2017 Budget and Financial Recovery Plan for the City of Galion is now available. City Council will hold a first reading for the plan on Nov. 22.

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Posted on: November 10, 2016

Council Approves Union Agreements

City Council passed tentative agreements with two of the employee unions on Nov. 8. Ord. 2016-92 approved a tentative agreement with AFSCME (American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees), and Ord. 2016-93 approved a tentative agreement wit...Read on...

Posted on: November 3, 2016

City Beginning Leaf Collection


The fall season is here and the Service Department began leaf collection this week. Residents may rake leaves into the devil’s strip in front of their homes to be picked up by the city.

Please avoid putting leaves out in the road or over drainage gutt...Read on...

Posted on: October 27, 2016

Council Discusses Several Grant Opportunities Oct. 25

City Council approved several grants on Oct. 25. Two of them were for the Fire and EMS Department.

Ord. 2016-96 authorized the department to purchase three new heart monitor/defibrillator units using a FEMA grant that was recently received. The units w...Read on...

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Posted on: October 24, 2016

Winter Crisis Program Begins Nov. 1


The Ohio Heartland Community Action Commission has announced the 2016-2017 Winter Crisis Program will begin Nov. 1. The Winter Crisis Program (HEAP) is a heating assistance program that may provide a one-time payment toward a utility and/or bulk fuel serv...Read on...

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Posted on: October 26, 2016

YMCA Presents Numbers for Pool and Splash Park

YMCA Executive Director Terry Gribble presented 2016 figures for the Heise Park Pool and the new Splash Park during City Council's meeting on Tuesday. The pool was open a total of 469 hours, more than 103 hours from last year.

“It was hot and it was h...Read on...

Posted on: October 10, 2016

Fire Department Visits Local Schools for Fire Prevention Week


Fire Prevention Week is Oct. 9-15 and the Galion Fire and EMS Department is visiting local schools to educate children. Topics covered include fire safety basics like stop, drop and roll; have an escape plan at your home; don’t hide, go outside; and diali...Read on...

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