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Marion residents to participate in emergency communications exercise on Middle Bass Island

Amateur Radio

Two Marion amateur radio operators (hams) and one from Canton will comprise the Middle Bass Island, Ohio Expedition which will participate in a national emergency communications preparedness exercise on June 24 and 25, 2017. The exercise, known as Field Day, has been recognized by Governor Kasich and Lieutenant Governor Taylor through a proclamation of those […]

Marion Republicans choose Fisher as new City Council President

Kate Fisher

GOP Chairman Gary Risch announced that at a public meeting held June 19, 2017, the Republican Central Committee selected local business owner and 4th ward resident Kate Fisher to replace Dr. Scot Gray as President of  Marion City Council. Gray had resigned from his term that was to last through the end of the year. […]

Marion Public Health offices closed June 27 for training

Due to an all staff in-service/training, Marion Public Health will be closed Tuesday, June 27, 2017. The closing will affect all divisions of Marion Public Health including the Administration, Vital Statistics, Environmental Health, Nursing, Emergency Preparedness, and WIC divisions. Marion Public Health will resume normal business hours of 8:00am – 4:30pm on Wednesday, June 28th. […]

Supporters of Marsy’s Law submit signatures for constitutional amendment

Victims’ rights advocates submitted 563,556 signatures to Secretary of State Jon Husted’s office Thursday, aiming to put a constitutional amendment called Marsy’s Law for Ohio on the November ballot. Husted’s staff will review the signatures in support of the amendment, checking names and making sure addresses match with voter registrations. At least 305,591 valid signatures […]

State lawmakers set to finish up new budget with another $20 million left to cut

Updated projections released Thursday confirmed Ohio lawmakers will have to close a budget hole a little bigger than $1 billion. The budget bill passed by the Ohio Senate Wednesday already had that goal in mind — senators trimmed spending by about $1 billion. Senators and representatives on the conference committee working on a budget compromise […]

Historical Society holding evening with Lincoln & Grant

In April of 1865, President Abraham Lincoln had reason to celebrate. General Robert E. Lee, commander of the Army of the Confederate States of America, had surrendered his troops at Appomattox Courthouse in Virginia to General Ulysses S. Grant, commander of the Union Army. While skirmishes were still occurring, the war was essentially over. Lincoln […]

Marion woman killed in early morning crash, two children injured

Ohio State Highway Patrol

Troopers from the Marion Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol are currently investigating a fatal crash on Pole Lane Road, just north of Likens Road, that occurred on Wednesday, June 21, 2017. The call reporting the crash was received at 1:41 am. The Patrol said that a 2002 Hyundai XG350 driven by Kathryn M. […]

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