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Posted on: March 14, 2017

Congressman Jordan Visits Galion

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U.S. Congressman Jim Jordan (4th District) visited Galion Monday. He met with business leaders and citizens at the Chamber of Commerce to discuss a possible repeal of the Affordable Care Act, as well as any other issues raised by attendees.

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Posted on: March 7, 2017

Community Growth Highlighted At Forecast Breakfast March 7

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Growth was the recurring theme Tuesday morning during the annual Business Forecast Breakfast. The Galion-Crestline Chamber of Commerce presented the event and breakfast was catered by Galion Community Hospital.

Mayor Tom O’Leary spoke about the f...

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Posted on: March 2, 2017

Commerce Center Up For Lease

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City Council authorized lease bidding for the South Street Commerce Center during its February 28 meeting. The term of the lease is two years and includes an option to purchase the property at the end of the lease. Tenant will be responsible for paying al...

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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 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 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: 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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Posted on: February 16, 2017

Drug Arrest Made on Harding Way West

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The Galion Police Department, Bucyrus Police Department, Crawford County Sheriff’s Office, and the Crawford County Special Response Team executed a search warrant this morning at 427 Harding Way West. This was a culmination of a drug investigati...

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