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Bank robbery suspect arrested

The Marion Police Department said that they have arrested a suspect in the Wednesday robbery of the Huntington Bank location in downtown Marion. On March 29, 2017 at about 4:00pm, officers from the Marion Police Department responded to Huntington Bank for the report of a robbery that had just occurred. Investigators said the suspect provided […]

“Green your business” is the topic of the WBC luncheon for April

“Green Your Business” will be the theme for the Marion Women’s Business Council luncheon on Monday, April 10, 2017 at 11:30 a.m. Angela Carbetta, Marion County Recycling & Litter Prevention Director, promises lively trash talk and recycled jokes, along with earth-friendly door prizes for all members and guests in attendance. She will share tips about […]

Marion unemployment dips after recent increases

After two months of increases, including a large jump in January, the unemployment rate for Marion County dipped a bit in February to 6.2 percent, down from 6.5 percent in January. However, the rate remains far above the 5.5 percent rate in January 2016. There was some positive news in the report from Ohio Job […]

Marion Palace to show “The LEGO Batman Movie” over Spring Break

As most area school children celebrate Spring Break, “The LEGO Batman Movie” will take over the big screen at the historic Marion Palace Theatre. To entertain families, the Palace has scheduled special Spring Break Week show times. The animated action-adventure movie will play daily at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 30 through Sunday, […]

WWII B-17 bomber set to visit Wings & Wheels event in Marion

Wings & Wheels 2017 has secured a WWII B-17 bomber for this year’s fly-in, set for September 15-17, at the Marion Municipal airport in Marion. The Yankee Air Force (www.yankeeairmuseum.org), Belleville, Michigan, is home to “Yankee Lady”, a World War Two Boeing bomber, a.k.a. The Flying Fortress. The B-17 is a four engine heavy bomber. […]

Poll finds Ohioans remain widely divided politically

During his Election Night speech last November, Donald Trump said it was time to “bind the wounds of division,” and called for the nation to “come together” in the wake of his stunning victory. But Ohio’s partisan divide, which widened during last year’s bruising presidential election, has persisted into the early weeks of Trump’s presidency, […]

Lean Six Sigma course offered by Alber Enterprise Center

The Alber Enterprise Center at The Ohio State University at Marion is offering the Yellow Belt and the Green Belt Lean Six Sigma courses starting March 28.  Lean Six Sigma is a disciplined process improvement approach focused on reducing waste, increasing customer satisfaction, and reducing variability for improved profits, among other benefits. “Typically, Yellow Belts […]

PUCO adopts agreement in Aqua Ohio rate case

The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO) has adopted an agreement authorizing Aqua Ohio to increase its rates for water service. Marion customers will see a 5.7 percent increase in their bills. The approved settlement authorizes Aqua Ohio to increase water distribution rates by $4.2 million annually and sets a 7.47 percent rate of return […]

Sheriff’s Office K9 Taz to get body armor thanks to donation

Marion County Sheriff’s Office K9 Taz will receive a bullet and stab protective vest thanks to a charitable donation from non-profit organization Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. K9 Taz’s vest is sponsored by an Anonymous Donor and will be embroidered with the sentiment “In memory of Fanchon”. Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. is a 501c […]

Calling higher education a “family affair,” alum starts non-traditional student scholarship

“We got six degrees for the price of one,” recalled former Ohio State Marion student Denise (Didi) Fahey, only half in jest.  A non-traditional student in the late 1990s, Dr. Fahey recalled starting her college career on the Marion campus when the last of her four children entered kindergarten. Somehow, she worked her own studies […]