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Local college graduates encouraged to apply for Statehouse Fellowship

State Representative Dorothy Pelanda (R-Marysville) announced that the Ohio Legislative Service Commission is accepting applications for its 13-month Legislative and Telecommunications Fellowship Program. The commission will hire 24 fellows to work with members of the Ohio General Assembly during 2018. “The Fellowship Program is a wonderful way for college graduates to gain first-hand knowledge of […]

Ballinger named Republican of the Month for January

Judge Teresa L. Ballinger was selected as Republican of the Month at the January meeting of the Marion County Republican Central and Executive Committee. In December 2004 after 10 years in private practice, Judge Ballinger was appointed to the Marion County Municipal Court, and in November, 2005, she was elected to her first term as […]

Ohio lawmaker pulls support of payday lending bill

The Northeast Ohio Republican leading the charge to crack down on Ohio’s payday loan lending industry has backed out of sponsoring legislation this session. Rep. Marlene Anielski of Walton Hills told cleveland.com that reform is needed but she plans to spend her last two-year term in office focusing on her top priority, suicide prevention. Anielski’s […]

Kidzapalooza set for Saturday at Coliseum

The blueFusion Entertainment Kidzapalooza is coming to the Marion Veterans Memorial Coliseum on Saturday, February 25, 2017 from 10:00am to 5:00pm. The event will include lots of activities for kids with huge inflatables that you can bounce, climb and slide. There’s lots of games, food, face painting, and police and fire safety demo’s. And on […]

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 […]

Lawmaker proposed banning most suspensions for young students

An Ohio lawmaker said she was stunned to learn that thousands of elementary students are suspended for disobedience or disruptions each school year and plans to introduce legislation that would ban such punishment except in cases where a student threatens to harm. State Sen. Peggy Lehner, a Kettering Republican who leads the education committee, said […]

Marion campus student selected for DC internship

Ohio State Marion junior English major Morgan Dewitt was one of 30 students selected from throughout the university to be part of the John Glenn College of Public Affairs Washington Academic Internship Program (WAIP) summer term 2017. The Marysville, Ohio native learned about this internship opportunity through a leadership conference she participated in with the […]

Kingston holding “Ashes to Ashes” community chat

“Ashes to Ashes” is the topic of a Community Chat at Kingston Residence of Marion on Wednesday, February 22nd from Noon-1pm. Presenters will Jalane Miller, Public Relations Director and Domenick Marocco, Funeral Director with Snyder Funeral Homes Jalane and Domenick will discuss some options for what to do with cremains. The funeral industry has become […]

Representative Goodman honors Justice Pfeifer on retirement

State Representative Wes Goodman (R-Cardington) recently presented a resolution honoring Justice Paul E. Pfeifer on his retirement from the Ohio Supreme Court. Pfeifer retired as the longest serving member of the Ohio Supreme Court, with 24 years of service. His passion for the law and compelling writing ability have earned him the respect of peers […]

Ohio lawmakers propose eliminating sales tax on feminine hygiene products

Tampons, pads and other feminine hygiene products would be sold tax free in Ohio under a bill introduced this week in the Ohio House. Democrat Reps. Greta Johnson of Akron and Brigid Kelly of Columbus say the “pink tax” on the women’s health items unfairly taxes women for a medical necessity. House Bill 61 would […]