Community Foundation, United Way came together for Giving Tuesday effort

Last Tuesday, November 29, 2016, was a global day of giving known as Giving Tuesday. Locally, Marion Community Foundation and United Way of Marion County partnered to raise funds, to the tune of $5,228. The partnership between the two organizations sought to increase support for United Way in two ways—long-term via gifts to the United […]

OhioHealth Marion leads community Toy Drive on Saturday

What started as an idea in OhioHealth Marion General Hospital’s Physical and Occupational Therapy department quickly spread into a community-wide effort to organize a Toy Drive for the Salvation Army on December 10, 2016 from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the south entrance of the OhioHealth Marion Medical Campus (MMC). The Physical and Occupational […]

Patrol offers tips and warnings about driving in winter weather

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Winter weather can lead to dangerous driving conditions. The Bucyrus Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol urges motorists to consider the following tips on how to drive cautiously, what to do in the event of a crash, and what items to keep in your trunk for your own safety. In the event of inclement […]

Deer hunting results down across Ohio, but up in Marion County

Hunters checked 66,759 white-tailed deer during Ohio’s 2016 deer-gun hunting season, Nov. 28-Dec. 4, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR). Last year, hunters checked 73,392 deer over the weeklong deer-gun season. While most counties say that same decrease in the number of deer, Marion County was up with 403 deer checked compared […]

Marion credit union organizes donation of over 1,000 pounds of food

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When Marion Community Credit Union launched their canned food drive in September, it came with a larger goal than they’d ever attempted – 1,000 pounds. Once the final numbers were in, they were looking at that goal in the rearview mirror. Donations collected at their two Marion branches tipped the scales at 1,100 pounds. Daniel […]

Marion YMCA holding “Healthy For Life Active Older Adult Open House”

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On Thursday, December 8, 2016 from 8:00am-12:00PM, the Marion Family YMCA will be hosting an open house for the Marion community. Being healthy means more than simply being physically active. It’s about maintaining a balanced spirit, mind and body. The Y says they are a place where you can work toward that balance by challenging […]

“Heartbeat Bill” passed by lawmakers, constitutionality questioned

A bill that would make Ohio’s abortion laws the strictest in the nation is on its way to Gov. John Kasich’s desk just hours after Republicans slipped the “heartbeat bill” into a child welfare bill. The Ohio House approved Senate amendments to the bill late Tuesday night, mostly along party lines, in a 56-39 vote. […]

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