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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: May 17, 2017

Safety Town Registration Now Open

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Registration forms for Galion Safety Town are now available. The 2017 program will be July 24-27. The Galion Police Department organizes the program to educate children on a variety of safety topics before they start school.

There is no cost for this event...

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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: April 13, 2017

Council Approves Freese Projects, Rental Fees

City Council gave final approval for several projects to be funded by Freese grants during its April 11 meeting. The projects are:

  • $139,137 to City of Galion for tennis court repairs
  • $60,000 to City of Galion for installing a restroom at Amann Reservoir
  • $5,2...
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Posted on: April 10, 2017

Don't Forget to Mow This Season

Spring is here, and so is mowing season. The City of Galion reminds all residents to keep their lawns maintained.

Chapter 559.01 of the City Codified Ordinances outlines the requirements for the cutting of weeds and grass. Owners of parcels within the city...

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Posted on: April 10, 2017

Discounted Light Bulbs Available at Liberty Farm

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For a limited time, Galion electric customers can purchase discounted Greenlite LED light bulbs at Liberty Farm, Home and Garden, 222 South Liberty Street. Through the discounted price, the LEDs will be sold for $1 each. Discount available while supplies ...

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Posted on: April 7, 2017

Mosier Bid Accepted For Commerce Center Lease

On April 7, the Galion Board of Control approved a bid lease for the South Street Commerce Center submitted by Mosier Industrial Services. Mosier will move its Mansfield division to Galion for storage and a gradual build-up of machining operations. It wil...

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Posted on: April 6, 2017

City Discusses Upcoming Portland Way Project

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A section of Portland Way North will undergo road construction this summer. On April 5, the City of Galion held a public meeting to discuss details of the project and hear feedback from residents.

Project Engineer Lyn Makeever explained the project area wi...

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Posted on: March 29, 2017

Council Appropriates Funds to Replace Boom Mower

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City Council amended 2017 appropriations during its March 28 meeting in order to accommodate the purchase of a replacement boom mower. Ord. 2017-18 appropriated $80,000 in the Storm Water Fund, with the remaining cost covered by existing appropriations in...

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Posted on: March 28, 2017

Depot Pavilion Update

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The Depot Pavilion project continues to make progress. Since a groundbreaking ceremony held Dec. 3, the Galion Service Department completed the site work and Weithman Brothers constructed the building frame. Doors, windows and shingles have been installed...

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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.

Jordan explaine...

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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 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: 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.

Out o...

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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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