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The Galion Golden Age Center, established 61 years ago this month, is dedicated to keeping seniors active. It offers recreation for people over the age of 55, including social activities, entertainment and educational programs.
Director Danita Holbrook notes that GAC is not like a nursing home. The organization's goal is to get people involved and

Senior center celebrates 61 years

The Galion Golden Age Center, established 61 years ago this month, is dedicated to keeping seniors active. It offers recreation for people over the age of 55, including social activities, entertainment and educational programs. Director Danita Holbrook notes that GAC is not like a nursing home. The organization's goal is to get people involved and

Local man ordered to pay $1.2M to IRS

A Delaware man has been ordered to pay more than $1.2 million to the Internal Revenue Service for failing to pay employment taxes. David M. Eaton, 55, of Delaware, was sentenced to 20 months in prison, three years of supervised release, and was ordered to pay $1,232,770.47 in restitution to the IRS for willfully failing to account for and pay over

To submit calendar notices on behalf of local non-profit organizations for public meetings and events, fax (419) 886-2704, e-mail to dsharp@civitasmedia.com, or mail to 107 Main St., Bellville, OH 44813.
March 26
The Clothes Closet will open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Three Crosses Annex on Main Street in Butler.
Euchre will be played at the

The week ahead - March 26

To submit calendar notices on behalf of local non-profit organizations for public meetings and events, fax (419) 886-2704, e-mail to dsharp@civitasmedia.com, or mail to 107 Main St., Bellville, OH 44813. March 26 The Clothes Closet will open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Three Crosses Annex on Main Street in Butler. Euchre will be played at the

BLUFFTON — It came without the fanfare of the regional spelling bee recently held at Lima Central Catholic High School. It came without the three-and-a-half-hour marathon. But the participants had just as much fun.
The Bluffton Public Library held its first adult spelling bee Thursday. Dave Essinger, an English professor at the University of

English prof wins spelling bee

BLUFFTON — It came without the fanfare of the regional spelling bee recently held at Lima Central Catholic High School. It came without the three-and-a-half-hour marathon. But the participants had just as much fun. The Bluffton Public Library held its first adult spelling bee Thursday. Dave Essinger, an English professor at the University of

Distracted driving puts all at risk

Mansfield, Ohio— The Richland County Safe Communities Coalition is joining national and local transportation safety advocates in bringing attention to the increasing amount of crashes and resulting injuries and fatalities caused by driver inattention. April is National Distracted Driver Awareness Month. According to the latest data from the

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Free Community Meal March 26
Trinity Lutheran Church, 291 N. Union St., Galion, will serve its free community meal from 5-6 p.m. on March 26. Everyone is welcome. If school is cancelled the meal will not be served.
United Way Funding Meeting March 27
A meeting will be held at the United Way of Crawfo

The week ahead - March 26

Send your events to galnews@civitasmedia.com Free Community Meal March 26 Trinity Lutheran Church, 291 N. Union St., Galion, will serve its free community meal from 5-6 p.m. on March 26. Everyone is welcome. If school is cancelled the meal will not be served. United Way Funding Meeting March 27 A meeting will be held at the United Way of Crawfo

NEW HOURS! The Cardington Community Food Pantry will be open May 2015 every Wednesday from 9 am-1 pm.
If your last name starts with: A-G come on the first Wednesday May 6;
H-L come on the second Wednesday May 13;
M-R come on the third Wednesday May 20;
and S-Z come on the fourth Wednesday May 27.
Park in the rear of the church, Cardington Firs

Cardington Food Pantry post hours; increased service

NEW HOURS! The Cardington Community Food Pantry will be open May 2015 every Wednesday from 9 am-1 pm. If your last name starts with: A-G come on the first Wednesday May 6; H-L come on the second Wednesday May 13; M-R come on the third Wednesday May 20; and S-Z come on the fourth Wednesday May 27. Park in the rear of the church, Cardington Firs

ODOT seeks comment on proposed projects

LIMA — The Ohio Department of Transportation is seeking public feedback for projects including widening a bike path and reassembling a bridge. In Allen County, the Village of Bluffton is teaming up with ODOT propose a project that will add a 10-foot-wide bike and pedestrian path along the north side of Augsburger Road. The project is called

COLUMBUS – Secretary of State Jon Husted has announced April regional office hours. Regional liaisons for the Secretary of State's office will be in 36 counties around Ohio including Morrow County. The purpose of open office hours is to give local residents an opportunity to learn more about, and stay connected with, the Secretary of State's

SoS Husted's Office to hold open office hours in county in April

COLUMBUS – Secretary of State Jon Husted has announced April regional office hours. Regional liaisons for the Secretary of State's office will be in 36 counties around Ohio including Morrow County. The purpose of open office hours is to give local residents an opportunity to learn more about, and stay connected with, the Secretary of State's

HEIDELBERG SELECTS COMMENCEMENT SPEAKER - Heidelberg University graduating seniors will have the opportunity to hear Dr. Kent John Chabotar, one of the foremost experts on higher education administration and finance, deliver the 2015 commencement address on May 10.
This year, Heidelberg is returning to a single ceremony for undergraduate and gradu

Morning Read - March 26

HEIDELBERG SELECTS COMMENCEMENT SPEAKER - Heidelberg University graduating seniors will have the opportunity to hear Dr. Kent John Chabotar, one of the foremost experts on higher education administration and finance, deliver the 2015 commencement address on May 10. This year, Heidelberg is returning to a single ceremony for undergraduate and gradu

LIMA — When it comes to kids being influenced to abuse drugs, 6th Ward Councilman Derry Glenn is adhering to the policy, “Out of sight, out of mind.”
Glenn is advocating legislation to remove open displays of glass pipes and male enhancement pills in city convenience stores and carryouts. To that end, he, along with council membe

Monday meeting to discuss drug paraphernalia sales

LIMA — When it comes to kids being influenced to abuse drugs, 6th Ward Councilman Derry Glenn is adhering to the policy, “Out of sight, out of mind.” Glenn is advocating legislation to remove open displays of glass pipes and male enhancement pills in city convenience stores and carryouts. To that end, he, along with council membe

Lima schools to hire 9 police officers

LIMA — Lima schools will hire nine school resource officers for the 2015-'16 school year, one for each building. As sworn members of the Lime Police Department Auxiliary Unit, the officers will be officially employed by the school district, present at their respective schools during the day and 30 minutes before and after the school day. The

CORRECTION

A Feb. 26 article about a proposed cigarette tax incorrectly states that Sharon Morr, director of the Fulton County Health Center's Community and Health Promotion, stopped smoking three years ago. In fact, Ms. Morr quit smoking 33 years ago. We regret the error.

SOC to host caregiving program
Morrow County Seniors on Center is hosting a free program on March 25 on Essentials of Caregiving to assist families with difficult conversations related to dementia, including going to the doctor, deciding when to stop driving, and making legal and financial plans. The meeting is from 7 -8 p.m. and is in association

Calendar - March 26

SOC to host caregiving program Morrow County Seniors on Center is hosting a free program on March 25 on Essentials of Caregiving to assist families with difficult conversations related to dementia, including going to the doctor, deciding when to stop driving, and making legal and financial plans. The meeting is from 7 -8 p.m. and is in association

FINDLAY APPROVES RESIDENCE HALL IMPROVEMENTS - The University of Findlay Board of Trustees, which met March 19 and 20, approved several items on its agenda, including improvements to two residence halls.
This summer Morey and Myers residence halls will be receiving new heating and cooling systems and windows.
With the board granting approval last

Evening Update - March 26

FINDLAY APPROVES RESIDENCE HALL IMPROVEMENTS - The University of Findlay Board of Trustees, which met March 19 and 20, approved several items on its agenda, including improvements to two residence halls. This summer Morey and Myers residence halls will be receiving new heating and cooling systems and windows. With the board granting approval last

LIMA — Lonnie Rettig's personal mission is to provide a safe, drug-free atmosphere for the community's youth to learn about self respect and discipline. How does he accomplish this? Through boxing.
In February 2008, Rettig founded the nonprofit youth boxing program, Southside Boxing Gym, LLC, in Lima. Now, this Lima resident helps coach 43 y

Rettig teaches youth self respect

LIMA — Lonnie Rettig's personal mission is to provide a safe, drug-free atmosphere for the community's youth to learn about self respect and discipline. How does he accomplish this? Through boxing. In February 2008, Rettig founded the nonprofit youth boxing program, Southside Boxing Gym, LLC, in Lima. Now, this Lima resident helps coach 43 y

Victims of the former Olentangy teacher accused of gross sexual imposition are still coming forward, according to the Delaware County prosecutor.
On Thursday morning, a Delaware County grand jury issued a 32-count indictment against Matthew Rausenberg, 39, a former Arrowhead Elementary School teacher who was arrested last week. Most of the charges

32-count indictment against ex-teacher

Victims of the former Olentangy teacher accused of gross sexual imposition are still coming forward, according to the Delaware County prosecutor. On Thursday morning, a Delaware County grand jury issued a 32-count indictment against Matthew Rausenberg, 39, a former Arrowhead Elementary School teacher who was arrested last week. Most of the charges

BC-BKC—NCAA-Wichita St-Notre Dame, 1st Ld-Writethru,771 Notre Dame races by Wichita State 81-70 for Elite Eight spot AP Photo CDA102, CDA114, CDA112, CDA113, CDA105, CDA103, CDA115 Eds: Notre Dame 81, Wichita St. 70. Updates. With AP Photos. By WILL GRAVES AP Sports Writer CLEVELAND (AP) — Notre Dame's march through March is picki

Ohio State investigating Miller photo

COLUMBUS — Ohio State's compliance office is investigating whether quarterback Braxton Miller broke any NCAA rules when he posed for a picture on social media with health-care and nutritional products. Miller was pictured on Instagram on Tuesday night with products from AdvoCare. Miller is a graduate student who started three seasons for th

CLYDE – The man who led the Lady Fliers to more than 300 wins during two decades at Clyde High School, announced he would step down as head coach, during a special press conference Thursday afternoon.
John Cahill announced to his team that he would step down as the Lady Fliers head coach after 18 seasons as head coach. Cahill has been a part

The legend leaves his throne

CLYDE – The man who led the Lady Fliers to more than 300 wins during two decades at Clyde High School, announced he would step down as head coach, during a special press conference Thursday afternoon. John Cahill announced to his team that he would step down as the Lady Fliers head coach after 18 seasons as head coach. Cahill has been a part





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