Patent for Local Inventors, Ohio Chamber Recognition


Residents are co-inventors for new patent

A patent developed by three co-inventors for “Rotational Molding Systems and Components Thereof” is assigned to Step2 Co. of Streetsboro. The co-inventors are Matthew C. Brokaw from Bellville, Eric Jay Miller from Loudonville and Richard Howard Goff Jr., Hartville.

According to the patent, conventional rotary molding systems include a spider surrounding at least one mold housing and attached to a spindle that is rotated and heated in an oven during a molding process. The inventors have created a method to facilitate the dismantling of the spider.

Local lawmakers have been named Champions of Business by the Ohio Chamber

COLUMBUS – State Rep. Marilyn John (R-Shelby) and Sen. Mark Romanchuk, R-Ontario are among more than six dozen lawmakers named Champions of Business 2021 by the Ohio Chamber of Commerce.

Lawmakers who achieved this accolade did so by scoring at least 80 percent on the Ohio Chamber’s 2021 scorecard.

Of the 132 members of the Ohio Legislature, 75 members scored at least 80 percent, and 32 of them 100 percent.

The Ohio Chamber is the state’s premier corporate attorney, representing thousands of companies doing business in Ohio.

Galion Building and Loan donates calculators to Galion sixth grade students

GALION – The Galion Building and Loan Bank continued their support for education in the Galion community with the donation of calculators to Galion Middle School on December 7th. This is the 30th year the bank has made the donation to sixth grade students.

The board of directors, along with the bank’s president, Don Barr, decided to partner with Galion Middle School in 1992. The goal was to have a positive impact on the education of every student at GMS.

Students were given a Texas Instruments TI-30X IIS calculator, the Official Ohio Graduation Test Calculator.

The calculators were distributed to the students at a short presentation meeting at GMS. Each calculator is engraved with the student’s name and has a sticker containing the bank’s name and a statement expressing the bank’s concern for the education of our youth.

The Galion Building and Loan Bank has distributed 6,180 computers to Galion students since 1992.

In addition to the annual donation of pocket calculators, the Galion Building and Loan Bank also organizes an annual presentation on the subject of “Teach Children to Save Day” for all Galion first grade students. Students will be given a Billy Buck piggy bank and during the presentation they will learn the importance of saving money. The bank also supported Junior Achievement at Galion City Schools by sending volunteers into classrooms to teach kids about business.

Firelands Electric Co-Op announces The A Team winners in December

The Firelands Electric Cooperative is announced as the winner of the December A-Team Draw.

Haley McNaull is an eighth grader of Ashland Middle School and the daughter of Greg and Julie McNaull. Alexandra Cutlip is the daughter of Bill and Connie Cutlip and is a sixth grader from Crestview Middle School. Abbie Bores, a sixth grader from Monroeville Schools, is the daughter of Paul and Jamie Bores.

The A-Team, sponsored by Firelands Electric, recognizes students in grades 6-8 who had at least three A’s on their final report card. Applicants must also live in a house supplied by the cooperative. Students who submit a qualifying certificate take part in a raffle at the end of each grading period.

Three winners will be randomly selected in each drawing for an Amazon Gift Card and will be recognized in Ohio Cooperative Living magazine, as well as on the Firelands website and social media.

Full guidelines can be found on the cooperative’s website at The next drawing will take place on February 10th.


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