Two more dates for families to register with Christmas Clearinghouse

Historical photo of Christmas Clearinghouse in downtown Marion.

Junior Service Guild has announced they will hold two more days of registrations for their annual Christmas Clearinghouse program. The group organizes the adoption of well over 400 families in need each year to help provide Christmas gifts. The upcoming dates are: November 3, 2017 from 4:00 pm till 6:00 pm November 4, 2017 from […]

Ohioans warned against dangerous cosmetic contact lenses

An unauthorized cosmetic contact lens display (courtesy of the FDA).

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine, The Ohio Affiliate of Prevent Blindness, and the Ohio Optical Dispensers Board have joined forces to warn consumers about the dangers of wearing decorative contact lenses without a valid prescription this Halloween season. They remind the public that it is illegal for anyone to dispense or sell contact lenses without […]

Ohio home and auto insurance rates remain steady

Ohio Department of Insurance Director Jillian Froment today announced that the average rate changes in 2016 for the top 10 homeowners and private passenger auto insurance groups in Ohio increased 1.9 percent and 3.1 percent, respectively. Ohioans pay among the lowest average insurance premiums for homeowners and auto insurance. “Ohio’s insurance market continues to grow […]

October is Energy Awareness Month

The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO) wants to educate Ohioans on how to better manage their energy use. Governor John R. Kasich has recognized October as Energy Awareness Month. Throughout October, the PUCO will provide ways to reduce energy consumption and increase energy efficiency, as well as information on programs to help Ohioans having […]

Gun found in student’s bag, police say parent takes responsibility

The Marion Police Department is investigating after a handgun was found in a student’s backpack at Benjamin Harrison Elementary Wednesday afternoon. At the end of this school day, staff at Benjamin Harrison Elementary on Brightwood Drive were advised of the possible presence of a weapon inside a student’s backpack. According to police, staff members took […]

Marion Representative bows out of race for Secretary of State

Dorothy Pelanda

Republican Dorothy Pelanda announced on Monday that she’s ending her bid to become Ohio’s next secretary of state. “As we enter the primary season, it is with a grateful heart that I recognize we must do all we can to keep our Ohio GOP family strong. Part of that process is to ensure that we […]

Trinity Lutheran hosting Oktoberfest

The community is invited to the Fall Festival and Oktoberfest Celebration on Saturday, October 21, 2017 at Trinity Lutheran Church. Come for brats & sauerkraut and all the fixings followed by s’mores and root beer floats. Dinner served from 5:00 to 7:00pm (donations only). Then enjoy the musical talents of the well known “Lisiecki Brothers” […]

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