Marion, OH

Galion man among those killed in Ashland accident

JACKSON TWP—Two people died, and a third was seriously injured in a two-vehicle crash Friday afternoon on state Route 302 just west of state Route 89 in Ashland County that closed Route 302 for about three hours, according to a news release from the State Highway Patrol. Two occupants...
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City Breaks Ground On Two Significant Sawmill Projects

The City of Delaware and EXXCEL Project Management, in partnership with Bridge Investment Group, have broken ground on an economic development project that is expected to result in the creation of almost 2,500 jobs. Work is beginning on both the Sawmill Parkway extension and Sawmill Pointe Business Park. Sawmill Parkway...

Jury to hear Tupps rape case starting August 22nd

BUCYRUS—The long-awaited rape trial of Jason Tupps, 47, of Galion is set to start in a little more than two weeks in the Crawford County Common Pleas Court. Retired Visiting Judge Howard Hall is presiding over the Tupps case. Tupps is represented by Mansfield attorney James Mayer III. The...

Columbus zoo event lets ill children be ‘A Kid Again’

POWELL, Ohio (WCMH) – Children and their families dealing with life-threatening illnesses were treated to a special event Saturday night at the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium. The A Kid Again organization invited the families for a Dream Night at the Zoo – a night of free admission, food, and special games set up just for […]

Galion restaurant inspections: June and July critical violations

The following restaurant inspections with critical violations were conducted by the Galion City Health Department during June and July:. ● The Wayside Station, 529 Sherman St., Galion, June 9. Sewage and other liquid waste: Backflow prevention (critical). Direct connection between the sewage system and a drain originating from equipment (ice maker). Provide proof of a one inch air gap between the drain of the ice machine and the sewer line. Correct bu June 20.

RV'ers Meet-Up

In 2020 we met Talmange and Ashanti Grace, also known as Adventure Bandits. Adventure Bandits are what you call "most timers". Not full time rvers, but that are on the road most of the time. They have been growing a YouTube community around RV life and this year they held their first meet up and called it a Glampout. This meet-up took place at the Cardinal Center Campgrounds in Marengo, Ohio. This first meet up for the Adventure Bandits brought 400 Rvers together, and many other YouTube channels!
Mount Vernon News

Velvet Ice Cream, Columbus Zoo and Aquarium announce exclusive partnership

POWELL – Today, the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium and Velvet Ice Cream announced an exclusive partnership that will make Utica, Ohio-based Velvet Ice Cream the zoo’s official ice cream provider for hand-dipped ice cream. The three-year partnership also makes Velvet the presenting partner for the birthday party program held at the zoo as well as the Zoombezi Bay Summer Nights event series.

Just Musing: Surviving the dog days of summer

I believe we are in the second round of what they call the “dog days” of summer. According to Webster (which today’s students don’t use) “dog days” occurred about the time Sirius appears to rise alongside the sun and usually in July. The Greeks and Romans believed the heat from the two stars combined is what made these the hottest days of the summer. Whether that is true or not, we have had an unusually hot and humid summer in Central Ohio.

Over the Garden Fence: The many benefits of bees

We are all learning more about the benefits of pollinators, which includes scores of insects. But bees bring benefits, especially honey bees. This spring, when our garden clubs met in Sunbury for a regional meeting, the educational exhibit for the flower show was about bees as pollinators. The exhibit had a poster "Bees in Trees" identifying several trees that support pollinating activity. We had a sheet that covered some basic facts about our food sources (crops), pollinator gardening including many flowers that span the growing season and pesticide precautions. People could take these home.
Delaware Gazette

Zoo’s new orangutan habitat dedicated

POWELL — Dumplin, Khali and Sulango were serene and industrious as they clambered around in a 1,096-square-foot building made just for them, eating and grasping twigs as tools. On July 29, the building, named the Ken Cooke and Jerry Borin Orangutan Indoor Habitat, was dedicated at the Columbus Zoo...

Improvements wrapping up at Port Bucyrus Airport

BUCYRUS – Work is underway on a $2.1 million improvement project to extend the taxiway at Port Bucyrus-Crawford County Airport south of town. Blacktop work on the taxiway surface started on Monday. The overall project, however, was delayed because it was too wet to trench the area in the spring, according to airport manager Kevin DeTray.

Pet of the Week: Meet Taffy

Taffy is such a sweet and affectionate girl. She’s approximately 5 years old and would be the perfect lap cat. She’s still searching for her forever home and we hope you may be able to help. She is already spayed and could potentially go home with you the same day you visit with her.