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Investigation into Galion Police Chief continues

GALION—The investigation into alleged sexual misconduct by Galion Police Chief Marc Rodriguez remains unresolved. Rodriguez was placed on administrative leave on August 17 so that a fact-finding investigation could move forward. Crawford County Now reached out to Galion City Communications Director Matt Echelberry and received this comment:. “The investigatory...

Port Bucyrus Airport officials hope planning ahead will pay off for city

Officials at the Port Bucyrus-Crawford County Airport are hoping that planning ahead will help the airport continue to grow — and save the city some money. Spending now to develop a plan for a new administration building is expected to put that project in line for additional Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) funding over the next few years, Fred Fischer, a representative of the airport commission, explained to members of Bucyrus City Council's Public Lands and Buildings committee during its Thursday meeting.

Shoe Sensation opens new location in Bucyrus

BUCYRUS — A new shoe store is coming to Bucyrus. Shoe Sensation is marking the grand opening of their Bucyrus location with a three-day celebration, starting Sept. 30 and ending on Oct. 2. “Our mission at Shoe Sensation, Inc., is to provide quality and brand name footwear for the...

Felony court sentencings

The following people were sentenced recently in Richland County Common Pleas Court:. ● Clifton Battle Jr., 26, 2½ years in prison for having weapons while under disability. ● Gregory A. Leasure II, 35, two years in prison for attempted aggravated possession of drugs. ● Ryan M. Wynn, 29, 2½...

American Legion Auxiliary Unit Member of the Year

BUCYRUS—Loretta Sue Adams of Colonel Crawford Unit 181, Bucyrus has been named the Ohio Unit Member of the Year at the American Legion Auxiliary Department of Ohio Convention held in Cincinnati this summer. Ms. Adams was also named the Central Division Unit Member of the Year at the ALA National Convention held in Milwaukee, Wisconsin at the end of August.

Retired teachers to meet Oct. 13

NORWALK — Huron County Retired Teachers (HCRTA) are meeting at 11 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 13, at Collins Methodist Church, 4290 Hartland Center Road. HCRTA meets four times a year — in October, December, March and May. Each meeting is open to all retired teachers in the county and also open to any retired teachers who have relocated to this area. Meeting discussion will answer your questions about STRS, COLA and other topics. Be informed, know your state retirement system and its benefits.

Briefs: City of Mansfield seeks Christmas tree

Christmas tree donation requested for the Carrousel Park. The City of Mansfield is once again looking for a live Christmas tree to place on display at the Carrousel Park located in downtown Mansfield. If you have an evergreen tree you would like to donate, please contact the Mansfield Street Department at 419-755-9803. Trees located within city limits are preferred.
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Galion’s Ella Payne reaches career milestone

GALION — Galion senior volleyball standout Ella Payne recently reached 1,000 career assists on the volleyball court. Payne reached this milestone in a home game against Willard on Sept. 12. A game that the Lady Tigers won. Payne leads Galion with 481 assists on the season. The senior is...

Richland County restaurant inspections: critical violations

The following restaurant inspections with critical violations were conducted by Richland Public Health between Sept. 20 and Sept. 21:. ● Tito's Cantina and Grill, 320½ E. Main St., Lexington, Sept. 20. Employees are not informed in a verifiable manner of their responsibility to report information about their health (critical, corrected during inspection). Employee present did not have record of being informed of responsibility to report. Food not properly protected from contamination by separation, packaging and segregation (critical, corrected). Raw meats and eggs observed above ready-to-eat foods in walk-in cooler. Food not properly protected from contamination by separation, packaging and segregation (critical, corrected). Pico observed left out on counter that was not in preparation and uncovered. Food not properly protected from contamination by separation, packaging and segregation (critical, corrected). Tilapia observed thawing in walk-in cooler uncovered. Equipment food-contact surfaces or utensils are unclean (critical, corrected). Soda dispenser nozzle in bar had dried residue on soda dispensing surface. Equipment food-contact surfaces or utensils are unclean (critical, corrected). Knives in clean knife rack observed with visible residue. Equipment food-contact surfaces or utensils are unclean (critical repeat, corrected). Can opener blade observed with dried residue. Equipment food-contact surfaces or utensils are unclean (critical, corrected). Items in clean metal pan storage have visible residue. TCS foods not being cold held at the proper temperature (critical, corrected). Guacamole in make table top had internal temperature of 51 degrees. Person in charge (PIC) separated into smaller pans and put in ice bath and stirred to rapidly bring temperature to below 41 degrees. TCS foods not being cold held at the proper temperature Icritical, corrected). Mocha hot sauce made in-house in make table had an internal temperature of 44 degrees for an undetermined amount of time. PIC voluntarily discarded one pint. Improper use of a poisonous or toxic substance (critical, corrected). Hanging pesticide strip observed above clean area of warewashing. Working containers of poisonous or toxic materials not properly labeled (critical, corrected). Spray bottle per PIC to contain bleach was not labeled with common name.

Statewide Sheep Tour Scheduled

Hardin County – A statewide sheep production tour of Knox, Licking, and Crawford Counties has been planned for Ohio Sheep Producers the weekend of Saturday, October 15 and Sunday, October 16, 2022. This year’s tour is jointly sponsored by the Ohio Sheep Improvement Association and Hardin County OSU Extension....