12 set to compete for 2015 Miss, Ms Marion Popcorn Festival titles

Popcorn Festival

The 35th annual Miss Marion Popcorn Scholarship Program will be held Saturday, August 1, 2015 at River Valley High School.  Also crowned that night will be Ms. Marion Popcorn Festival.  The events will run simultaneously and begin at 7:00 p.m. Four will vie for the coveted Miss Marion Popcorn Festival title.  Each must have graduated […]

2015 Wee Pops and Little Wee Pops to be crowned this Saturday

Popcorn Festival

The Marion Popcorn Festival’s smallest royalty will be crowned in festivities at River Valley High School this Saturday morning, August 1, 2015.  Sixteen contestants will try for the title of 2015 Little Wee Pop Prince and Princess designed for children aged 0 – 23 months.   Mr. and Miss Wee Pop will be chosen from a […]

State reports first two human cases of West Nile Virus in 2015


Ohio’s first two human cases of West Nile virus in 2015 have been reported in a 34-year-old Cuyahoga County man with a febrile illness (fever), and a 77-year-old Hamilton County man with encephalitis. Ohio reported 11 human cases of West Nile virus in 2014. The Ohio Department of Health also reported that mosquitoes tested in […]

Motorcyclist seriously injured in Caledonia crash

Ohio State Highway Patrol

Troopers from the Marion Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol are investigating a serious injury crash that occurred on Tuesday, July 28, 2015 at approximately 7:25am on State Route 309 at the intersection of Main Street in the Village of Caledonia in Marion County. The Patrol said that Maureen E. Welch, 71, of Caledonia […]

Ohio lawmakers push to end all funding for Planned Parenthood

State and federal officials in Ohio on Tuesday announced they will seek to defund and investigate Planned Parenthood in the wake of controversial videos depicting organization officials. At an anti-abortion rally at the Ohio Statehouse, state Rep. Bill Patmon, a Cleveland Democrat, said he’s co-sponsoring new legislation that would cut off all state funding to […]

Marion residents staring in Upper Sandusky production

Back row Scott Persinger, Julie McGinnis, Heather Bryant, Kathy Hill
Front row Hailie Crowder, Elissa Crowder, Mallory Gleespan, Maddi Gleespan, and Elyssa Sayre

Several Marion area residents have traveled north to Upper Sandusky this summer to take part in the portrayal of the classic comedy/drama Hello Dolly directed by Marion resident Scott Persinger. Portraying the lead as matchmaker Dolly Levi, is Julie McGinnis. Hailie Crowder (Irene Molloy), Mallory Gleespan (Minnie Fay) and Elissa Crowder (Ermengarde) join the cast […]

Marion City Schools to re-occupy former administrative building

Marion City Schools

Marion City Schools has announced plans for its former administrative building as a church leasing the 910 East Church Street property moves to its new home. Liberty Baptist Church, which has leased the building since 2012, is moving to 921 Woodrow Ave. where it will have more room to grow. The Marion City Digital Academy […]

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