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Posted on: February 21, 2017

Hydrant Flushing Begins Tomorrow

The City of Galion will begin hydrant flushing on Feb. 22 in the southwest quadrant of the city (south of Harding Way and west of Market Street). Flushing is conducted to ensure water quality.

Residents nearby may experience a temporary decrease in water p...

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Posted on: February 17, 2017

Sleep Inn Welcomed to Galion

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A grand opening ceremony was held Feb. 17 for the new Sleep Inn hotel, just shy of one year since ground was broken for the project. The lobby was full of representatives from the Galion-Crestline Area Chamber of Commerce; city, county and state elected o...

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Posted on: February 15, 2017

Galion Gets New Police Officer, BP Station to Expand

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The Feb. 14 City Council meeting opened with the swearing in ceremony for a new police officer. Andrew Rehm was welcomed to the Galion Police Department by Mayor Tom O’Leary, who administered the oath of office.

“We’re very lucky ...

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Posted on: February 14, 2017

Applications For Freese Grant Projects Now Being Accepted

The Freese Grant Advisory Board is now accepting applications to request project funding. Projects must benefit parks and/or recreation in the Galion community. Any local, 501(c)3 nonprofit organization may apply, but must provide a 25 percent match. Gran...

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Posted on: February 2, 2017

Fire Department Completes FEMA Grant Projects

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The Galion Fire & EMS Department received $151,096 in FEMA grant funds last fall, with a $7,554 local match. $46,000 of the grant paid for health and wellness improvements to benefit the staff.

Since the award, firefighters have worked on building a weight...

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Posted on: January 26, 2017

Law Director's Annual Report Available

City Law Director Thomas Palmer provided his annual report to city council earlier this month.

"This office is part of a governmental team that has the best interests of the citizens of Galion as its primary focus. That shared, there have been challen...

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Posted on: January 25, 2017

Council Considers Several Bids, Grant Applications

City Council met on Jan. 24 and had several bidding ordinances to consider.

Ord. 2017-1 authorized bidding of various materials and equipment for multiple departments. Items include everything from water meters and pipes, to asphalt patching and paint. Cou...

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Posted on: January 11, 2017

Council Holds First Meeting of 2017

City Council held its first meeting of 2017 on Jan. 10. The first item of legislation was Ord. 2016-118, which authorized and directed the safety-service director to advertise for a request for qualifications for engineering and consulting services for Ga...

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Posted on: December 14, 2016

Council Approves Recovery Plan, Union Contracts

City Council adopted the updated financial recovery plan during its Dec. 13 meeting. One item in the recovery plan that came under discussion was the 2017 appropriations for the Health Department, listed in the plan at $250,900. The department received $2...

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Posted on: December 12, 2016

Service Department Prepared to Keep Galion Roads Safe

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The Service Department is prepared to keep Galion roadways safe for drivers this winter. Four plow trucks are equipped to remove snow and spread salt. The local weather radar is closely monitored by the department to ensure the fleet is deployed before an...

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Posted on: December 8, 2016

Central Hotel Re-opens After $5 Million Renovation Project

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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.

In early 2...

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Posted on: December 5, 2016

City Breaks Ground for Depot Pavilion

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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: October 24, 2016

Winter Crisis Program Begins Nov. 1

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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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