Posted on: October 11, 2017

Council Approves PCA Change, Online Auction

Council President Carl Watt opened City Council’s Oct. 10 meeting by stating council received a letter from Next Generation Films which praises the city for the lease agreement the company had last year for the South Street Commerce Center.

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Posted on: September 28, 2017

Council Consents to Annexation for Valero

Galion City Council discussed a land annexation during its Sept. 26 meeting related to the development of a Valero gas station. Three items of legislation were related to a four-acre annexation located south of the US 30-State Route 598 interchange, inclu...

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Posted on: September 13, 2017

Council Gives First Review of PCA

City Council reviewed the Power Cost Adjustment during its September 12 meeting. The PCA is one variable for electric bills, based on the city’s total power supply cost and collected revenue. It is reviewed twice per year and is currently set at...

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Posted on: October 6, 2017

City Provides Update on Tony Slone

The following is an update on the status of Tony Slone, who served as superintendent of the City’s Electric Department. He remains on unpaid administrative leave, on which he was placed Aug. 24. However, he has a right to request payment for com...

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Posted on: October 6, 2017

City Reviews Electric Fund Study

The Galion City Council Utilities Committee met and reviewed the electric rate study prepared by Sawvel and Associates, Inc. during their meeting Oct. 4.

The purpose of the study was to provide Council recommendations to balance the City’s Electric Fund. A...

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Posted on: October 10, 2017

General Election is Nov. 7

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The General Election is on Tuesday, Nov. 7, and early and absentee voting begins Oct. 11.

There are several Galion city offices on the ballot:

Mayor

Kenneth Bodkins, Sr.

Jim Hedges

Thomas O’Leary

Council President

Carl Watt

City Auditor

Susan Bean

Paula D...

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Posted on: October 5, 2017

Prescription Drug Take Back Day Oct. 28

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National Prescription Drug Take Back Day is Oct. 28, from 11 am-2 pm. The Galion Police Department encourages residents to turn in unused or expired medication for safe disposal.

Operation Medicine Cabinet and other collection programs protect our children...

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Posted on: October 2, 2017

Next Round of CHIP Funding Available for Home Rehabs

The Crawford County CHIP Program is now accepting applications for the sixth round of owner rehabs starting October 2 and running thru October 27.  

Owner Rehabilitation is intended to correct sub-standard conditions throughout the house so that t...

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Posted on: September 29, 2017

West Nile Virus Found in Six Galion Mosquitos

The Galion City Health Department has been trapping and testing mosquitos throughout the summer. Six mosquitos captured in Galion tested positive for West Nile virus. The city will continue to conduct spraying for as long as the insect stays active.

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Posted on: September 28, 2017

Leaf Pick Up Available to Residents

The fall season is here and the Galion Service Department began leaf collection this week. City residents may rake leaves into the tree lawn in front of their homes to be picked up by the city. Please avoid putting leaves in the road or over storm drains....

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Posted on: September 22, 2017

Mosier Industrial Makes Most of Commerce Center

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Mosier Industrial Services became the new tenant of the South Street Commerce Center in April. Since then, Mosier has transformed the building into an industrial powerhouse. There are banks of heavy rigging equipment, tow motors, and industrial cranes in ...

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Posted on: September 7, 2017

Galion Receives $300,000 Downtown Revitalization Grant

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The City of Galion announced today it will benefit from $300,000 in Downtown Revitalization funds, a sub-program of the Community Development Block Grant. The Ohio Development Services Agency received a total of 21 applications from throughout the state f...

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Posted on: September 1, 2017

Local Organizations Donate Two Benches for Heise Park

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The North End Garden Club and Brush and Palette Art Gallery donated two new benches for Heise Park on Sept. 1.

The organizations planned a Home, Garden, and Art Tour throughout Galion that was held on June 17. They raised $227 through admissions, and proce...

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Posted on: September 1, 2017

Mosquito Dunks Still Available

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As a reminder to residents, the Galion City Health Department has mosquito dunks available free of charge. The dunks are available to Galion residents and businesses to place in sources of standing water in order to prevent mosquito larvae growth. &nb...

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Posted on: August 30, 2017

Land Bank Begins Demos in Galion

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For more than one year, the Crawford County Land Bank has been working to reduce the number of blighted homes in the county. That work is beginning to pay off, as the first round of home demolitions for Land Bank homes began earlier this month.

The list in...

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Posted on: August 23, 2017

Galion Fire Replacing Two Ambulances

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City Council authorized the use of state purchasing for two new ambulances during its Aug. 22 meeting. Burgess Ambulance Sales of Loudonville will manufacture the units at a cost not to exceed $387,350, one of which will be paid for with a FEMA grant.

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Posted on: August 22, 2017

Several Streets to Receive Crack Sealing

UPDATE: The work did not meet the city's standards. Strawser has been contacted and has agreed to correct the work using a different paving team.

Strawser Construction Inc. is doing crack sealing work on several streets throughout Galion. The sections of s...

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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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Posted on: October 10, 2017

Fire Department Gives Evacuation Tips to Local Kids

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The Galion Fire and EMS Department is visiting local schools and preschools this week as part of Fire Prevention Week. Students get to talk to firefighters and take an up-close look at fire trucks and ambulances, as well as all the equipment used by the d...

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Posted on: May 11, 2017

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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