City of Marion to start annual curbside leaf collection

Leaf Pile

Mayor Scott Schertzer has announced that leaf collection for city residents will begin Monday, October 19, 2015 and continue through Friday, December 11, 2015. The three options for disposal of leaves by city residents are: Place leaves in the tree lawn area to be vacuumed. A vacuum-type collector will collect leaves raked to the tree […]

Fall colors starting to peek out across Ohio

Dynamic yellows, purples and lime greens are beginning to create the perfect backdrop for outdoor experiences across the state, and the beautiful weather is providing a great introduction to this year’s fall color viewing season. Currently, leaves throughout the state are beginning to change, creating those first opportunities to enjoy this year’s autumn makeover. “We […]

Poll: Slight majority of Ohioans approve marijuana legalization, 90 percent approve medical use

A majority of Ohioans favor legalizing recreational marijuana but support has not significantly changed in the past six months despite widespread advertising and campaigning for a legalization measure that appears on the November ballot, according to poll results released Thursday. In a new Quinnipiac University poll, 53 percent of Ohio voters support legalizing “small amounts […]

Kasich approval rating hits all time high

Ohio Governor John Kasich

Gov. John Kasich scored his highest job approval rating as governor in a new poll with 62 percent of Ohioans approving of his job performance. The Quinnipiac University Swing State Poll, released Thursday, found just 29 percent gave the governor poor job marks. Another 9 percent were undecided. The results show that Kasich’s popularity remains […]

Marion BOE seeks Precinct Election Officers to work the polls on Election Day

Vote Button

Each year, thousands of Ohioans play an important role in our democracy by helping to operate polling places. Ohio’s Precinct Election Officials (PEOs) work to facilitate the voting process. The Marion County Board of Elections is seeking interested citizens to work the polls in the next 18 months. Local residents who meet the qualifications are […]

Marion Public Health offices to close for Columbus Day

Marion Public Health

Marion Public Health will be closed for the Columbus Day Holiday on Monday, October 12, 2015. 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 is located at 181 S. Main Street. Additional information about Marion Public Health […]

Poll shows Portman, Strickland in continued statistical tie

The apparent tie in the Rob Portman-Ted Strickland race for U.S. Senate, which took hold in summer after Strickland had the lead, continues today, according to a new Quinnipiac University poll. If the election were today, Democratic challenger Strickland would have 46 percent of Ohio voters’ support and Portman, the incumbent Republican, would have 43 […]

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