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Historical Society set for 12th annual “A Night at Heritage Hall”

On March 23 and 24, 2018 from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM, the Marion County Historical Society will present the 12th Annual “A Night at Heritage Hall” an evening of self-guided flashlight tours throughout Heritage Hall, a historic 1910 Federal Post Office converted into the Heritage Hall Museum. As visitors tour by flashlight (provided), around […]

Judge blocks Ohio’s Down syndrome abortion ban

Ohio’s new Down syndrome abortion ban is on hold after a federal judge in Cincinnati sided with abortion providers who claimed the ban was unconstitutional. U.S. District Court Judge Timothy Black issued a preliminary injunction Wednesday blocking the new law from going into effect next week while the case continues. Black wrote in a 22-page […]

State school board votes to oppose merger, legislature says they should not interfere

The state school board should not be taking votes about a bill that would change the entire state education bureaucracy, Rep. Bill Reineke, the bill’s sponsor, said Wednesday. Reineke, a Tiffin Republican, blasted Tuesday’s vote by the board to oppose the bill as a “self-serving” attempt to ” interfere in the internal deliberations of the […]

Patrol warns: “Don’t Press your Luck this St. Patrick’s Day”

The Ohio State Highway Patrol is urging those who are planning on celebrating St. Patrick’s Day to designate a sober driver. The Patrol and local law enforcement will work together to remove impaired drivers from the roadways as part of the National Highway Safety Administration’s Buzzed Driving is Drunk Driving campaign. The consumption of alcohol […]

Two “major drug dealers” arrested

The MARMET/METRICH Drug Task Force, with the assistance of the Marion Police Department, Marion County Sheriff’s Office, and Marion County Prosecutor’s Office, said they have arrested two major drug dealers. The investigation was concluded this past weekend with the arrest of Shiloh Jackson, 28, and Sylvester Jones, 33. Both men are from Marion and were […]

Palace Theatre seeks talent for Open Mic Nite in the May Pavilion

Marion Palace Theatre management announces it will host an Open Mic Nite in the theatre’s May Pavilion on Friday, April 13, 2018 at 7:30 p.m. This event is open to performers of all ages and a variety of talents from musicians, dancers, and singers to magicians, comedians, and poets. Performers wishing to share their talent […]

Marion unemployment up slightly with large decrease in available workforce

Unemployment in Marion County edged up slightly in January 2018 to 5.0 percent, up from 4.9 percent in December. The rate remains far below a year ago when it stood at 6.5 percent. The rate change comes from a large decrease in the available workforce, down 400, and 100 more people listed as unemployed. Rates […]

Ohio Democrats push bill to increase minimum wage to $15

House and Senate Democrats are pushing a bill that would incrementally raise Ohio’s minimum wage to $15 by 2025. The proposal is all but dead on arrival in the Republican-controlled General Assembly, but the bill sponsors say they need to explore every path toward raising Ohio’s minimum wage from its current $8.30 an hour. “You’ve […]

Bill would provide tax credit, recognition for still births in Ohio

Heather Johnston Welliver told lawmakers Tuesday morning she had just six hours in 2014 with her daughter Lydia, who was stillborn, to read to her, kiss her and tell her how much she loves her. Then came the cremation and memorial service, the hospital bills and the grief counseling she needed after the painful and […]

Marion police arrest man in connection to Friday homicide

The Marion Police Department is investigating an alleged homicide that took place on Friday, March 9, 2018 in Marion. A suspect was arrested on Saturday. On March 9 at 7:50 p.m., the Marion Police Department received a report of a deceased person at 643 Universal Avenue in Marion. After an initial investigation and a preliminary […]