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Marion man charged in connection with overdose death

A Marion man has been charged for his alleged involvement with the overdose of another man over two years ago. On January 3, 2016, the Marion Police Department and the Marion City Fire Department were called to a home in the 200 block of Kenmore Avenue. Officers said they located an unresponsive 35-year-old male. Police said […]

First half 2017 property taxes are due soon

First half 2017 real estate tax bills are in the mail and are due Monday, February 5, 2018 to avoid penalty according to Marion County Treasurer, Jan Draper. This is the second year using the new format for the tax bills. The bills are full page. The color on the bills is orange. Taxpayers who […]

Used car sales topped the 2017 list of consumer complaints in Ohio

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine announced the top consumer complaints his office received in 2017, when more than 22,000 complaints were filed. “We’re committed to protecting Ohio consumers, and addressing their complaints is an important part of what we do,” Attorney General DeWine said. “In many cases, complaints are the result of a misunderstanding, and […]

Local writers sought for library’s ReadLocal Author Fair

Following the success of the inaugural ReadLocal Author Fair, the Marion Public Library is once again making plans to host the event on Saturday, March 24, 2018. The ReadLocal Author Fair is an opportunity for readers to engage with authors, and highlights the talent in our own hometown. Quickly becoming a signature event for MPL, […]

Riordan McClain selected by House panel to fill vacancy as local State Representative

Speaker Pro Tempore of the Ohio House Kirk Schuring (R-Canton) has announced that the screening panels responsible for vetting applicants to fill the vacant 81st and 87th House District seats have each made their unanimous recommendations for the appointments. Riordan McClain from Upper Sandusky has been recommended by the screening panel to fill the vacancy […]

First 2017-18 pediatric flu deaths reported in Ohio

The Ohio Department of Health (ODH) is reporting the state’s first pediatric flu death of the 2017-18 flu season, a 4-year-old boy from Montgomery County. A second child, a 1-year-old boy from Lucas County, was also reported as dying from the flue Wednesday afternoon. ODH also is reporting 1,750 new confirmed flu-associated hospitalizations in Ohio […]

Government closings for 2017 MLK Jr. Day

City Hall will be closed on Monday, January 15, 2018 in observance of the Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday. However, some City departments will operate on a regular or modified schedule for the day. The following departments will operate as listed below: Sanitation crews will collect garbage and recycling on Monday, January 15. Customers who […]

Marion County Park District hosting Winter Hikes starting Saturday

The Marion County Park District will host a series of three monthly winter hikes at the Tallgrass Trail. Saturday, January 13, 2018: Polar Hike Saturday, February 10, 2018: Valentine Hike Saturday, March 10, 2018: Shamrock Hike Visitors have a choice of a guided nature walk with naturalist James Anderson at 1:30 p.m. or may come […]

Disney’s award winning film “Coco” showing at the Marion Palace Theatre

The 2018 Golden Globe Best Animated Film “Coco” will be shown at the historic Marion Palace Theatre at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, January 13 and Sunday, January 14, 2018. The Palace Theatre is located at 276 W. Center Street in Marion, Ohio. Disney’s animated adventure/comedy centers on a 12-year-old boy named Miguel […]

Two arrested by MARMET while out on bond for previous charges

The MARMET / METRICH Drug Task Force arrested two men on Monday following a search warrant. At the time of their arrest, both men were out of jail on bond for previous felony charges. On January 8, 2018 at just after 7:00am, MARMET, with the assistance of the Marion Police Department’s Special Response Team (SRT) […]