Help keep your family safe this Thanksgiving with these safety tips


The holiday season is here, and State Fire Marshal Larry L. Flowers wants to remind Ohioans of some safety tips that can help during this time of the year. Many of us will be cooking for family and guests, and Thanksgiving Day can increase the likelihood of such a fire. “Cooking is the leading cause […]

Ohio Attorney General offers holiday shopping tips

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine has encouraged consumers to remember their rights and watch for potential scams while shopping this holiday season. “Understanding your rights as a consumer can help you avoid scams and make the most of holiday shopping,” Attorney General DeWine said. “We want to help consumers identify potential problems, and we encourage […]

Ohio’s young hunters harvest over 7,000 deer during youth gun season

Ohio’s young hunters checked 7,223 white-tailed deer during the two-day youth gun season, Nov. 21-22, 2015, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR). “The weather this year provided our youth hunters with a great opportunity to enjoy their time in the field,” said ODNR Director James Zehringer. “Providing exclusive youth hunting seasons is […]

Patrol reminds drivers to wear safety belts this Thanksgiving holiday

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In anticipation of increased traffic during the 2015 Thanksgiving holiday, the Ohio State Highway Patrol is reminding drivers that properly wearing a safety belt is the single most effective thing you can do to protect yourself in a crash. Additionally, remember to follow all traffic laws and not drive impaired. Last year during the 2014 […]

Marion YMCA offering Black Friday sale, holiday passes

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The Marion Family YMCA will be having a Black Friday sale for select programs on Friday, November 27, 2015. The sale will be available for one day only and will cover select programs including swim lessons, adult water fitness, youth sports, personal training, child watch and birthday parties. The sale is open to members and […]

Government services, hours altered for Thanksgiving

Marion Mayor Scott Schertzer is announcing that all City departments will be closed on Thursday, November 26, 2015 for the Thanksgiving holiday. Offices in City Hall will also be closed on Friday, November 27, 2015. As a result of offices in City Hall being closed on Thursday and Friday, the weekly early closure day for […]

Over 300 families benefit from Marion City Schools’ holiday produce market

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About 330 families have extra food for the Thanksgiving holiday thanks to Marion City School’s first drive-up produce market held on Thursday, November 19, 2015. Volunteers from Marion City Schools and Whirlpool Corp.’s Marion plant distributed canned goods and fresh produce during the produce market held Thursday afternoon at Grant Middle School. Each family received […]

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