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Posted on: August 22, 2017

Several Streets to Receive Crack Sealing

Strawser Construction Inc. is doing crack sealing work on several streets throughout Galion. The sections of streets are as follows:

  • Harding Way – from South Boston Street to Liberty Street
  • Grove Avenue – from Orange Street to Portland W...
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Posted on: August 17, 2017

CSX to Repair Three Crossings in Galion Next Week

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CSX will be closing three crossings in Galion for repair work next week. The crossings are located at:

  • Church Street (the alleys that flank the overpass)
  • Knorr Road (at the Buehler Street junction)
  • South Market Street (near the Moose Lodge)

Exact dates of the...

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City News
Posted on: August 8, 2017

Health Department Confirms Zika-infected Mosquito

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The Galion City Health Department and the Ohio Department of Health have confirmed the presence of West Nile Virus (WNV) in a mosquito trap from Galion.  This is the first reported WNV mosquito pool found in Galion this season.  

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City News
Posted on: August 8, 2017

Clean Up Day Nets 86 Tons of Waste

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The City hauled nearly 65 tons of household waste to the county landfill as a result of the community-wide Clean Up Day held June 17.

During Clean Up Day, members from Galion Gracepoint and other volunteers assisted residents who requested help with cleani...

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City News
Posted on: August 3, 2017

Portland Way North Reopen

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The Portland Way North reconstruction project was completed earlier this week. The road is now open to all traffic.

The project began June 26 in the section of Portland Way North from Heise Park Lane to Carter Drive. 600 feet of sewer line was replaced and...

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City News
Posted on: July 27, 2017

Safety Town 2017 Held This Week

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Safety Town 2017 was held July 24-27 at Galion Primary School. 48 kids participated in the week-long program focused on safety.

Safety Town is offered for free by the Galion Police Department each year for area children entering kindergarten. Officer Ralph...

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Posted on: July 27, 2017

Mosquito Dunks Available Beginning July 31

In an effort to help protect residents from the threat of mosquito-borne diseases like West Nile Virus and Zika Virus, Galion City Health Department will be distributing mosquito larviciding dunks free of charge for residents to treat the standing water i...

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City News
Posted on: July 26, 2017

2017 Street Paving Announced

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The 2017 residential street paving projects in Galion are set to be put out to bid. City Council unanimously approved legislation at its July 25 meeting to authorize the bidding.

The streets scheduled to get paved are as follows:

Southern Avenue

West Parson ...

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City News
Posted on: July 18, 2017

Portland Way North Lane Switch To Happen Wednesday

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The contractor for the Portland Way North project will finish pouring concrete today in one lane of the roadway. Weather permitting, traffic will be flipped to the west lane on Wednesday, July 19, so the contractor can work in the east lane. The project a...

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City News
Posted on: July 14, 2017

Summer Crisis Program Runs Through Aug. 31

Ohio Heartland Community Action Commission’s 2017 Summer Crisis Program runs July 1 through August 31. The program can help with utility bill payments and other associated fees.

To be eligible for assistance, total household income must be at or below 175 ...

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Posted on: June 28, 2017

Long Agenda for City Council on June 27

Galion City Council had 14 items on the agenda for its June 27 meeting. The first three items involved the Police Department.

Ord. 2017-29 authorized an application for an Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) Hiring Program. If awarded, th...

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City News
Posted on: June 14, 2017

Portland Way North Project Begins This Month

A section of Portland Way North will undergo construction this summer. Beginning Monday, June 19, project contractor Underground Utilities will mobilize to the site.

The project will begin immediately north of the Heise Park Lane intersection and continue ...

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Posted on: May 23, 2017

Rental Fees Announced For New City Facilities

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The City of Galion is pleased to offer several additional rental venues this year at city-owned parks.

The East Park Spray Ground will be open on Memorial Day Weekend (May 26-29). It will open for the season on Saturday, June 3. Regular hours of operation ...

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City News
Posted on: May 11, 2017

Galion Fire Department Upgraded to ISO Class 3

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Occasionally the City of Galion hears questions about the value of large equipment purchases. In the case of the Fire Department’s new aerial truck, however, the purchase helped the department improve its ISO rating from a Class 5 to a Class 3.

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Posted on: July 5, 2017

Three New Officers Welcomed to PD

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Three new officers have been welcomed to the Galion Police Department. Jonathan Patton, Brandon Grant, and Austin Chaplin were sworn in June 26. The new officers replace Lyn Sterling and Dan Clark, who both retired this year, and Andrew Royston, who trans...

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Safety Forces
Posted on: June 12, 2017

Fire Department Responds to Fatal Fire

At 5:23 p.m. on Friday, June 9, the Galion Fire Department was dispatched to 81 Cedargate Court for a report of a structure fire. Upon arrival crews found a multifamily dwelling with moderate smoke and fire involvement on the end apartment. 

One f...

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Safety Forces
Posted on: May 11, 2017

Fire Department Upgraded to ISO Class 3

Aerial truck

Occasionally the City of Galion hears questions about the value of large equipment purchases. In the case of the Fire Department’s new aerial truck, however, the purchase helped the department improve its ISO rating from a Class 5 to a Class 3.

O...

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Safety Forces