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Waldo woman involved in fatal vehicle-pedestrian crash

Troopers from the Marion Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol are investigating a fatal crash that occurred on Friday, May 26, 2017 at 11:50pm on State Route 47 just south of the village of Waldo in Marion County. According to investigators, the crash involved a 2004 Chrysler PT Cruiser driven by Jessa Gary, age […]

Marion City Schools name interim superintendent as they extend search for new leader

The Marion City Schools Board of Education will extend its search for a new superintendent as it seeks the right candidate to support the district’s vision. The board has named Steve Fujii, who currently serves as director of Marion City Schools’ Office of College and Career Success, to serve as interim superintendent while the search […]

Highly traveled portion of Barks Road to close for two months for bridge replacement

The Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) has announced that a portion of Barks Road will close for two months starting June 5, 2017. Starting at 7:00 AM on June 5, Barks Road will close at the bridge over Qu Qua Creek, between Lake Blvd. and Forest Hill Drive, for replacement. The posted detour will be […]

Marion Public Library, Tallgrass Trail team up for Book Walk

We all know the benefits of reading. We also know we should get outside and be more active. Over the holiday weekend, Marion residents will be able to do both at the same time, all while visiting a “local gem” in full spring bloom. A Book Walk will be available for use at the Marion […]

Government closings for 2017 Memorial Day

Mayor Scott Schertzer is announcing that City Departments will be closed on Monday, May 29, 2017 in observance of the Memorial Day holiday. Departments in City Hall will be closed on May 29, 2017. Offices will re-open for normal business on Tuesday, May 30. The Sanitation department will not collect trash, recycling, or yard waste […]

2017 Spring Hydrant Flushing – Final Week Schedule

Aqua Ohio’s Marion Division will conduct water main flushing in the Marion County service area Tuesday, May 30 through Friday, June 2, 2017 between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. “Flushing is an important part of our system’s regular maintenance program. It ensures hydrants and valves are working properly and helps prevent sediment buildup,” said Don […]

Lawmakers approve Ohio Sales Tax Holiday for back-to-school items

Ohio consumers will again get a back-to-school sales tax break on clothing, school supplies and instructional materials in August. The Ohio House and Senate on Wednesday approved the third annual sales tax holiday for Aug. 4-6. The bill cleared the House in a 92-1 vote and the Senate in a 30-1 vote. If Gov. John […]

Two Marion men found drowned in kayaking accident

This story was updated on May 24. The Marion County Sheriff’s Office reported that a Marion man was found dead and another is missing following an accident while they were kayaking in the Scioto River. The missing man is presumed to have also drowned. On Monday, May 22, 2017 at 7:52pm, the Marion County Sheriff’s […]

Ohioans facing issues with cemeteries can seek help from Department of Commerce

Memorial Day is just around the corner, and many Ohioans will visit cemeteries during the holiday weekend to pay their respects to loved ones and our nation’s veterans. These visits sometimes lead to frustration when a cemetery is not well kept. That’s where the Ohio Department of Commerce gets involved. There are laws and guidelines […]

Amid budget crunch, small business tax break cost nearly $400 million more than expected

Ohio’s “small business” tax break cost the state about $943 million in taxdollars in 2015, according to the Ohio Department of Taxation. That’s nearly $400 million more than estimated. That year, 605,890 taxpayers claimed the business income deduction for income earned from sole proprietorships, partnerships, limited liability corporations and s-corporations. The cost for the tax […]