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Posted on: November 13, 2018

City Giving Away Turkeys This Week

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1-888-OHIOCOMP is donating 100 turkeys to the City of Galion. We want the turkeys to go to Galion homes that could use help with their Thanksgiving meals.

If you would like a turkey, come to the main floor of the City Building, 301 Harding Way East, to pic...

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City News
Posted on: November 13, 2018

CHIP Meeting RESCHEDULED for Nov. 19

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The Crawford County CHIP Office will hold an informational meeting for the 2019-2020 CHIP (Community Housing Impact and Preservation) program. This grant program provides assistance to low to moderate income households for home rehab and repair projects.

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City News
Posted on: November 6, 2018

2019 AMP Scholarships Announced

American Municipal Power has announced two college scholarship opportunities. The Lyle B. Wright Scholarship is available to any student whose household receives electricity through an AMP member community (i.e. Galion Municipal Electric). The Richard H. ...

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City News
Posted on: November 1, 2018

Applications Now Being Accepted for 2019-2020 CHIP Funding

Applications are now being accepted for the 2019-2020 program of the Community Housing Impact & Preservation (CHIP) Program. Funding is available for low-to-moderate income households to help with essential home improvements.

Application packets are av...

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City News
Posted on: November 1, 2018

Winter Crisis Program Begins Today

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Ohio Heartland Community Action Commission is announcing the 2018-2019 WINTER CRISIS PROGRAM (WCP).  The Winter Crisis Program (HEAP) is a heating assistance program that may provide a one-time payment toward a utility and/or bulk fuel service fo...

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Posted on: October 24, 2018

Council Authorizes Fall Paving Projects, Budget Transfers

City Council approved legislation on Oct. 23 to transfer $54,000 within the Street Construction Maintenance and Repair Fund. The funding is for two small road paving projects that will be done this fall.

Mayor Tom O’Leary said the first project i...

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City News
Posted on: October 4, 2018

Galion Released from Fiscal Emergency Today

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Galion City Council and the Financial Planning and Supervision Commission held a joint meeting on Oct. 4. There was just one item on the agenda: Releasing the city from fiscal emergency.

City and State officials, as well as several residents, were in atten...

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Posted on: September 28, 2018

Council Discusses Tax Credits, Storm Sewer Project

City Council opened its Sept. 25 meeting with a 20-minute executive session to discuss pending court action. The first item of legislation on the docket when the public meeting resumed was Res. 2018-9, which was consent for Galion to be an amicus party, o...

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City News
Posted on: September 26, 2018

Speed Limit Reduced for Part of SR 598

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The speed limit is being reduced in a portion of State Route 598. From Timberlane Drive to the northern city limits, the speed will change from 50 to 45 miles per hour.

Signs indicating the new speed will be installed today. ODOT conducted a speed study ea...

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City News
Posted on: September 19, 2018

Council Authorizes Tax Inventive for Covert's $7.9 Million Project

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Galion City Council authorized an agreement on Tuesday to provide tax incentives for Covert Manufacturing’s $7.9 million expansion project.

The company intends to invest $2.3 million for the construction of a 51,480-square-foot building within th...

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City News
Posted on: September 17, 2018

Galion Fire & EMS Receives FEMA Grant

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The Galion Fire & EMS Department has been awarded $133,334 in Federal grant funding in order to purchase replacement equipment. 

The Assistance to Firefighters Grant comes from the Federal Emergency Management Agency. A funding notice from FEM...

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City News
Posted on: September 12, 2018

Zoning Changes, Reservoir Regulations, Van Purchase on Council Agenda

City Council held a public hearing during the Sept. 11 meeting for the zoning/rezoning of three parcels. 

The first two parcels were not zoned when first annexed into the city in 2009. Outlot 915, where the water tower property on Dawsett Avenue i...

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News Flash

Posted on: November 2, 2018

Trick Or Treat Investigation Update

On Thursday, November 1, 2018, officers from the Galion Police Department executed a search warrant at 64 Cedargate Court as part of the continuing investigation of a 5 year old boy testing positive for methamphetamine on Sunday, October 28.

Officer Tim Jo...

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Safety Forces
Posted on: October 29, 2018

Fire Department Hosting Career Exploration Program

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The Galion Fire Department will hold an open house on Thursday, Nov. 15, for a special career exploration program.

From 6-8 p.m., they are inviting anyone age 15-20 to visit the fire station, located at 301 Harding Way East. Participants will experience a ...

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