Marion City Schools Hires Asst. Superintendent, Operations Director

Jennifer Lawson

Marion City Schools has filled two key administrative positions in their effort to “inspire a community of achievement.” The Marion City Schools Board of Education voted Monday evening, April 21, 2014 to hire Jennifer Lawson as the district’s assistant superintendent and Stephen P. Fujii as its director of school operations. Both contracts are effective on […]

Marion Unemployment Rate Down a Percent in March

The unemployment rate dropped a full percent in March 2014 to 6.3 percent, down from 7.3 in February. The rate is also well below the rate a year ago when it stood at 8.0 percent. The rate decrease comes with 100 fewer individuals in the available workforce, but also with 300 fewer people reporting as […]

Grammy Award Winners The Manhattan Transfer Coming to Palace

The Manhattan Transfer

The Marion Palace Theatre located in downtown Marion, Ohio will host the legendary vocal group The Manhattan Transfer on Saturday, May 3, 2014 at 8:00 p.m. Tickets are on sale now for $28, $32, $36, $40. Few groups have a more distinguished musical pedigree than The Manhattan Transfer performing a blend of fusion jazz, doo […]

ODNR Warns of Dangers of Cold Water


As cabin fever gives way to long-awaited sunshine and warm temperatures, water temperatures are still very cold. Lake Erie’s water temperature is around 40 degrees, and water temperatures in Ohio’s inland lakes and rivers are also cold. In 40-degree water, even the best swimmers will experience complete exhaustion in 15 minutes. The Ohio Department of […]

Earth Day Celebration Set for OSUM

Ohio State University at Marion

Ohio State Marion will celebrate Earth Day on Tuesday, April 22, 2014 from 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. The campus community and the public are invited to share in a day long series of free public events/initiatives celebrating sustainability, recycling, and mother earth. Activities during the day-long celebration include the following: Opening ceremonies Morrill Hall […]

Ohio Unemployment Rate Down in March

Ohio’s unemployment rate was 6.1 percent in March 2014, down from 6.5 percent in February, according to data released by the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services (ODJFS). Ohio’s nonfarm wage and salary employment increased 600 over the month, 5,282,300 in February to 5,282,900 in March. The number of workers unemployed in Ohio in […]

Mumps Outbreak May Not Lead to Increased Immunization Rules

Students don’t have to be immunized to attend Ohio colleges, but don’t expect that to change anytime soon despite a recent mumps outbreak at Ohio State University. The central Ohio mumps outbreak will likely inspire immunization legislation, but lawmakers said attacking the problem will take more than mandatory immunizations. As of Friday afternoon, 244 people […]

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