Marion unemployment spiked in June 2017

The unemployment rate for Marion County jumped in June 2017 to 5.4 percent, up from 4.5 percent in May. The rate was also higher than the previous year when it stood at 5.1 percent in June 2016. The local rate hike comes with a 100 person increase in the available workforce, but also with 200 […]

Wonder Woman to hit the big screen at the Palace Theatre

The new action adventure film “Wonder Woman” will play at the historic Marion Palace Theatre, July 28, 29, and 30, 2017. The Palace Theatre is located at 276 W. Center Street in Marion, Ohio. Warner Bros. Pictures provides the movie synopsis: Before she was Wonder Woman, she was Diana, princess of the Amazons, trained to […]

Ohio Secretary of State tells federal commission that voter fraud happens, but is rare

Soon after taking office, President Donald Trump assembled an election integrity commission to investigate his theory that millions of people voted illegally in last year’s presidential election. On Monday, Ohio’s top election official wrote in a letter to Trump’s panel that it didn’t happen in Ohio, a swing states crucial to Trump’s victory. Ohio Secretary […]

Columbus Zoo coming to Marion library to help celebrate summer reading

The Columbus Zoo & Aquarium will visit the Marion Public Library on Saturday, July 29, 2017 starting at 10:00 am to help celebrate the end of the Library’s annual Summer Reading Club. The event will feature a number of animal friends from the zoo as well as many entertaining and educational activities for the whole […]

Mt. Vernon Avenue Church of Christ set to hold 2017 VBS

Mt. Vernon Avenue Church of Christ will hold their VBS for kids 3-years-old to High School July 31-August 4, 2017. Activities each night will run from 6:00pm to 8:30pm with registration at 5:30pm. There is a Kick Off event at Lincoln Park Family Aquatic Center on Sunday, July 30th from 6:30pm to 8:30pm. This is […]

Fisher named June Republican of the Month

Kate Fisher has been named June Republican of the Month by the Marion GOP Central and Executive Committee. A Marion native, she is a graduate of River Valley Local School and Miami University of Ohio. Three years ago, she moved back to Marion from Chicago with the goal in mind of giving back to the […]

Johnson joins Legal Aid Society’s Marion office

The Legal Aid Society of Columbus, Marion Branch office is excited to announce that Demitri P. Johnson joined the Marion office on March 31, 2017. Johnson is a 2014 graduate of the Capital University Law School where she obtained a Juris Doctorate. During law school, Johnson was a recipient of the Ronald L. Friedman Memorial […]

Ohio Attorney General warns of home rental scams

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine warned consumers to beware of home rental scams. The Ohio Attorney General’s Office has received over 40 reports about the scams in 2017, and summer is a peak time for moving and traveling. In a typical rental scam, a con artist posts an ad online offering a house or apartment […]

City to start mosquito fogging on Thursday

The Marion City Parks Department will begin their mosquito fogging operations on Thursday, July 20, 2017. These operations will occur on Thursday evenings between 8:00 pm and 2:00 am. Weekly spraying wi ll continue as needed and as weather permits. The areas that will be sprayed will rotate based on the mosquito populations. City residents […]

Marion Public Library’s July events include mini golf, time capsule opening, WWI perspective

The Marion Public Library will host the following events in July 2017. July 15-22 – Book walk at the Marion Tallgrass Trail July 20 at 7:00pm – WWI: A soldier’s perspective; a re-enactor speaking about a soldiers life in WWI July 22 at 4:30-6:30pm – After hours mini golf in the library so SRC all […]