Forensic facial reconstruction created for unidentified remains found in 1989 in Marion County

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine and Marion County Sheriff Tim Bailey have released the facial reconstruction of a man whose skeletal remains were found more than 27 years ago. The clay model was created by a forensic artist with the Attorney General’s Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation (BCI) in an effort to help Marion County […]

Prospect man killed in crash on U.S. 23

The Ohio State Highway Patrol is investigating a fatal crash that occurred on Wednesday, April 19, 2017 at 2:47pm, on U.S. 23 at County Road 195 in Marion County. Troopers from the Patrol’s Marion Post said the crash involved a silver 2001 Chevrolet Silverado driven by Cecil Hesson, age 75 , of Prospect, Ohio and […]

2017 Spring Hydrant Flushing – Week 3

Aqua Ohio’s Marion Division will conduct water main flushing in the Marion County service area Monday, April 24 through Friday, April 28 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 Scott, […]

Marion Public Health kicks off annual grass and weed program

Marion Public Health has entered into a contract with the City of Marion to assure property owners maintain their property in accordance to certain City Ordinances. Because the work involved is largely dependent upon how quickly the grass and weeds are growing and that is unpredictable, the length of the contract is dependent upon how […]

Comedian Jeff Allen coming to Marion Palace Theatre

America’s #1 requested comedian on SiriusXM, Jeff Allen is scheduled to perform at the historic Marion Palace Theatre on Saturday, April 22 at 8:00 p.m. For the best seating, patrons are encouraged to order tickets early for this event. Regarded as one of the premium clean comedians working today, Jeff seamlessly combines fresh, hilarious humor […]

Terradise garden tour, yard and plant sale set for Sunday

The landscaped and natural areas around Trella Romine’s former home, Terradise, now a nature center, will be open for a yard and plant sale and the annual spring tour on Sunday, April 23 from 1 to 5:00 P.M. Terradise is located southwest of Caledonia eight miles east of Marion. When Ray and Trella Romine purchased […]

Comparison shows Ohio’s state income tax “a bargain” in the region

You might not think so at tax time, but Ohio’s state income tax is actually “a bargain” in comparison to other states regionally. In advance of Tuesday’s tax filing deadline, ran a series of basic income and family-size scenarios through the tax forms for Ohio and its five neighboring states – Pennsylvania, West Virginia, […]

State agrees on final medical marijuana rules

Medical marijuana will be grown on up to 24 licensed sites statewide — subject to some of the highest fees in the country — under the final rules presented to lawmakers Monday. The cultivator portion of the rules, which also details the application and license fees for retail dispensaries, product processors and testing labs, cleared […]

Marion community encouraged to “Take Back the Night” against sexual violence

Marion Technical College and The Ohio State University at Marion invite the community to a special one-night event to shed light on the issue of sexual violence called Take Back the Night (TBTN), Wednesday, April 19, 7-9 p.m. on the Marion campus. TBTN is sponsored by the “Changing Campus Culture Grant” the campus recently received. […]

Local student creative writers bring work to stage for critique

As part of a $6,000.00 grant procured from Theater Masters, an artistic home to nurture, develop, and introduce the next generation of American Playwrights, Ohio State Marion student writers and thespians will take part in a professional critique of their work. Theater Masters Executive Director Julia Hansen and up-and-coming playwrights Stephen Cedars and Melisa Annis […]