Marion church to shower Harding High School with 25,000 Easter Eggs


A helicopter and numerous volunteers, are preparing to drop an abundance of candy and toy filled Easter eggs onto the Marion High School track/soccer field on Saturday, April 4, 2015. Approximately 25,000 plastic eggs will be dropped onto the field from a helicopter as it passes over. The event, sponsored by APEX Church, is for […]

Marion Public Health closing for staff training day

Marion Public Health

Due to an all staff in-service/training, Marion Public Health will be closed Wednesday, April 1, 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 will resume normal business hours of 8:00am – 4:30pm Thursday, April 2, 2015. […]

Ohioans report receiving scam calls from “911”

Attorney General Mike DeWine has warned Ohioans about scam calls that appear to come from the phone number “911” and instruct consumers to contact the Attorney General’s Office to avoid arrest or legal action. DeWine’s office has received approximately 20 reports of the scam in 2015, with most filed this month. The scam begins when […]

No increased speed limits or left-lane restrictions in State transportation bill

Ohio lawmakers gave final approval Thursday to a two-year transportation budget with more than $7 billion for highway projects around the state. The budget also contains a controversial 30-day vehicle registration deadline and requires the Bureau of Motor Vehicles to accept credit and debit cards, among other measures. The Ohio House passed the budget 82-13 […]

OhioHealth promotes Marion Area Physicians’ vice president to regional position

Dave Miller

OhioHealth has announced that David P. Miller has been named vice president, North Region, OhioHealth Physician Enterprise (OPE). Miller is currently vice president of Operations for the OhioHealth Marion Area Physicians (MAP.) OPE is the parent organization for all of OhioHealth employed physician groups. In his new role, Miller will provide executive and administrative leadership […]

MARMET drug raid nets “huge amount” of narcotics, five arrests


The MARMET Drug Task Force said a search warrant executed late Wednesday evening resulted in five arrests and the seizure of what they described as a “huge amount” of narcotics. On March 25, 2015 at 11:27 p.m., MARMET executed the search warrant at 262 ½ North State Street in the City of Marion with the […]

Ohio House passes “Heartbeat Bill”

The Ohio House on Wednesday approved legislation to make the state’s anti-abortion laws the strictest in the country, putting the Senate on the spot. By a vote of 55-40, the “heartbeat bill,” House Bill 69, cleared the full House. Previous attempts to pass the legislation in both the House and Senate have failed. Introduced by […]

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