Baby boxes now available through Marion Public Health

Marion Public Health has recently become a distribution site for Baby Boxes. To celebrate the addition of the resource, they will partner with Marion Public Library for a launch event on August 22. Baby Boxes provide a safe sleeping environment for infants to help reduce the risk of sleep related deaths and sudden infant death […]

Marion YMCA announces numerous changes, including elimination of some fees

The Marion Family YMCA has announced they will be making several changes in the coming months, including the elimination or reduction of several fees. They said the changes are being made in an effort to provide the community with the best service and to add value to memberships. Upcoming changes include the following: Free Child […]

Geiser crowned 2017 Miss Wee Pop

From (L – R): 2nd Runner-Up Shyanna McCarthy, 2017 Miss Wee Pop Addison Geiser, 1st Runner-Up Lillian Oswald, and 3rd Runner-Up Kendall Carter

From a field of 16 contestants, Addison Geiser was named and Miss Wee Pop 2017 during competition held Saturday morning at River Valley High School. Five-year old Geiser is the daughter of Amber and Ryan Geiser of Hilliard. She also won her age division in Formal Wear, Swimwear and Photogenic. First Runner-Up to Miss Wee […]

2017 Fall Hydrant Flushing – Week 1

Aqua Ohio’s Marion Division will conduct water main flushing in the Marion County service area Monday, August 21, through Friday, August 25, 2017 between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. “Flushing is an important part of our system’s regular maintenance program. It ensures hydrants and valves are working properly and helps prevent sediment buildup,” said Don […]

Ballot language for prescription drug issue approved

The Ohio Ballot Board approved language Thursday afternoon for how a prescription drug proposal will be presented on the Nov. 7 ballot, with no conflict between the sides lined up for and against Issue 2. Issue 2, if passed, would require Ohio to obtain the same discounts on prescription drugs as the prices obtained by […]

Marion bank robbed, suspect sought

The Marion Combined Dispatch Center received a report of a bank robbery at the Union Bank on Richland Road at noon on Thursday, August 17, 2017. Witnesses said the suspect fled the bank with an undisclosed amount of money and left a package behind which he claimed contained an explosive device. The suspect is described […]

POET breaks ground on expansion that will more than double production at Marion plant

POET Biorefining – Marion broke ground Tuesday to expand its production capacity from 70 million gallons per year to 150 million gallons per year. The project will also increase production of dried distillers grains from the current 178,000 tons annually to 360,000 tons. With the groundbreaking, site work has officially begun, with project completion slated […]

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