Community Foundation opens 2016 grant process

Marion Community Foundation

Marion Community Foundation’s 2016 Community Grants Program application period is open. This year approximately $450,000 is available for local charities and nonprofit organizations serving the Marion area. Applications are available online with a deadline of July 21, 2016. Experiencing remarkable growth and community support since its inception in 1998, Marion Community Foundation manages more than […]

Following storms, Ohio AG warns consumers to beware of home repair scams

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine warned Ohioans to beware of home repair scams following the severe storms that swept through the state. “Some con artists come from out of town to target storm-affected homeowners,” Attorney General DeWine said. “They offer to do the work immediately and take large upfront payments, but then they leave without […]

Red Cross, Humane Society celebrating “Take Your Dog to Work Day”

The American Red Cross of Marion County and Marion Area Humane Society invites the public to join them for “Take Your Dog to Work Day.” The event will take place on Friday, June 24, 2016 from 11:00am – 1:00pm at the Marion County Red Cross, 1849 Summerset Drive in Marion. The day will include: Free […]

Marion Public Health to close early Friday for training

Marion Public Health

Due to an all staff in-service/training, Marion Public Health will close at 12:00pm Friday, June 24, 2016. The closing will affect all divisions of Marion Public Health including the Administration, Vital Statistics, Environmental Health, Nursing, Emergency Preparedness, and WIC divisions. Marion Public Health will resume normal business hours of 8:00am – 4:30pm on Monday, June […]

Ohio reports first Zika Virus case acquired through sexual transmission

Ohio is reporting its first case of Zika virus acquired through sexual transmission in a 61-year-old Lucas County woman. Her husband traveled to a country with active Zika virus transmission and has tested positive for the virus, becoming Ohio’s 15th travel-associated case. Local officials are increasing mosquito assessment and control measures in the area to […]

Marion unemployment rate dipped lower in May

The unemployment rate for Marion County dipped again in May 2016 to 4.6 percent, down from 4.8 percent in April. The rate comes with no additional people in the available workforce, but an increase of 100 people reporting as employed. The May 2016 rate is also well below the same time period last year when […]

Poll finds Ohio’s U.S. Senate race remains tied

Ohio’s U.S. Senate race is in a dead heat, with incumbent Republican Rob Portman and Democratic challenger Ted Strickland each polling at 42 percent, according to a poll released Wednesday. The Quinnipiac University poll is one of a number of surveys in recent months that show the two candidates tied or Strickland ahead by a […]

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