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Local FOP holding fundraising drive for “Cops and Kids” event

The Steve Young Lodge, Marion County Fraternal Order of Police #24 has started their annual telephone fundraising drive. Authorized callers will be asking the citizens of Marion County to help us again with raising funds to provide our annual “Cops and Kids” event in December and many other worthwhile causes the FOP supports throughout the […]

16-year-old Marion teen killed in crash

Troopers from the Marion Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol said a fatal crash occurred on Sunday, July 15, 2018 at 8:12 pm on State Route 4 near milepost 4 in Marion County. The crash involved a black 2002 Ford Mustang driven by Logan R. Stevens, age 16, of Marion. Stevens was northbound on […]

Ohio Bills would push schools to start classes after Labor Day

Two bills in the Ohio General Assembly would delay the school year from starting until after Labor Day. Senate Bill 34 and House Bill 549 are nearly identical. They would make state education funding contingent on school districts starting the school year after the September holiday. But the bill would allow schools to opt out […]

Libertarian Party gains official status in Ohio

For the first time in nearly four years, the Libertarian Party of Ohio has regained state recognition – though it remains to be seen whether the party can keep it past this year. Secretary of State Jon Husted announced Thursday that the Libertarians submitted 60,294 signatures – more than the 54,964 signatures they needed under […]

Senior Center to host Classic Car Show & Concert

The Marion Senior Center will host a “Classic Car Show & Concert” event on Thursday, July 19, 2018 from 5 to 8 pm in the Center’s parking lot. There are dozens of Classic Cars scheduled to be on display, from muscle cars to Model T’s. Local collectors and enthusiasts wanting to exhibit their Classic Car(s) […]

Section of State Route 4 closed north of Marion

The Ohio Department of Transportation says that State Route 4 between Township Road 68 and Morral-Kirkpatrick Road is closed for culvert replacement. The posted detour is State Route 4 to State Route 294 to State Route 231 to US 23 to State Route 4 and reverse. The road is expected to re-open at 3:00pm on […]

Tractor Supply’s “Follow Us to the Fair” Tour to honor several area 4-H and FFA youth

Fair season is back and Tractor Supply Company’s “Follow Us to the Fair” Tour is making its way to the Marion County Fair. From Monday, July 2 to Friday, July 6, 2018, fairgoers will have the opportunity to visit the 2,000 sq. ft. experience and join Tractor Supply in recognizing Marion-area 4-H and FFA youth […]

Marion County’s Chief Deputy graduates from Staff and Command program

Chief Deputy Aaron Corwin of the Marion County Sheriff’s Office, recently graduated from the School of Police Staff and Command (SPSC) at Northwestern University. Chief Deputy Corwin successfully completed the 22 week Staff and Command program held in Evanston, Illinois. This program, which was implemented by the Center for Public Safety in 1983, has graduated over […]

St. Vincent de Paul holding Christmas in July sale

St Vincent de Paul Society will host a Christmas in July Sale at St. Mary Catholic Church in the Church Basement. The sale will take place on Saturday, July 7, 2018 from 6p.m. until 8p.m. and on Sunday from 9a.m. until 3p.m. Christmas items of all kinds will be on sale. All proceeds will benefit […]

Government closures for 2018 Fourth of July

In observance of the Independence Day holiday, the following closures for the City of Marion are being announced for Wednesday, July 4, 2018: City Hall All offices in City Hall will be closed on Wednesday, July 4, 2018. Sanitation Sanitation crews will NOT collect refuse, recycling, or yard waste on Wednesday, July 4. Residents who […]