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Heifer Festival returns with new additions and old favorites

The annual Heifer Festival is coming up on Saturday, September 30, 2017 from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at North Union Elementary School in Richwood. This family-friendly event includes live bands, live animals, a stuffed animal first aid station, a cutest pet contest, a straw maze, cake walk, games, a silent auction, and more. Admission […]

Senior Center to host dance open to the public

The Marion Senior Center will be hosting an evening dance on Thursday, September 28, 2017. The evening begins with a dance lesson held from 5 – 5:45 pm (FREE with paid admission). Local musicians “John Garnes & Friends” will perform from 6 – 8:30 pm. Free refreshments will be served during intermission. Admission is $5 […]

2017 Fall Hydrant Flushing – Week 6

Aqua Ohio’s Marion Division will conduct water main flushing in the Marion County service area Monday, September 25, through Friday, September 29, 2017 between 8:00 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 […]

Cast announced for the Palace Theatre’s production of “Willy Wonka, Jr.”

Under the direction of Kristi Wink, “Willy Wonka, Jr.” will be performed on the historic Marion Palace stage on Friday, October 6 at 7:30pm, Saturday, October 7 at 7:30pm and Sunday, October 8 at 2:00pm. Starring over 80 local children ages 8 to 14 years, this adaptation of Roald Dahl’s famous tale features enchanting scenery, […]

OSU announces all-time high enrollment

The Ohio State University says they have welcomed “the best-prepared and most diverse” freshman class in university history for autumn 2017. In addition, total university enrollment and Columbus campus enrollment hit record highs, according to the official autumn enrollment report released this week. Students come from every county in Ohio and all 50 states. The […]

Palace Theatre showing “The Nut Job 2”

The animated comedy movie, “The Nut Job 2: Nutty by Nature” will play at the historic Marion Palace Theatre Friday, September 22 at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, September 23 at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., and Sunday, September 24 at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. The Palace Theatre is located at 276 W. Center Street in […]

One killed, several more injured in Marion County crash

Troopers from the Marion Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol are investigating a fatal crash that occurred on Saturday, September 16, 2017 at 4:25 pm on State Route 4 at County Road 106 in Marion County. The crash involved a blue 2005 Volkswagen Golf driven by Shane M. Deyo, age 26, of Rushylvania, Ohio […]

Marion church holding annual basement/yard sale

Prospect Street United Methodist Church Men’s Breakfast Prayer Group will be having their 12th annual Basement / Yard sale at 185 South Prospect Street on September 23, 2017 from 9:00am till 1:00pm. Lunch is available, prepared by Guiding Light Circle Ladies, from 11:00am – 1:00pm. Too many items to list, but some of the items for […]

Grandparents target of phone scams, Ohio AG warns

In recognition of National Grandparent’s Day this past Sunday, Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine is warning families to beware of phone scams targeting grandparents. In a typical “grandparent” phone scam, a grandparent receives a phone call from someone posing as a grandchild. The caller claims to be in trouble and in urgent need of money, […]

Portion of State Route 95 to close for repairs

The Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) has announced that a portion of State Route 95 between Kenton Avenue and Plymouth Street will close starting at 6:00am on Monday, September 18, 2017. The closure affects a main route to Whirlpool, Graphic Packaging, and other employers. The posted detour will be State Route 309 to Marion-Williamsport Road […]