16-year-old Marion teen killed in crash

Ohio State Highway Patrol

Troopers from the Marion Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol said a fatal crash occurred on Sunday, July 15, 2018 at 8:12 pm on State Route 4 near milepost 4 in Marion County. The crash involved a black 2002 Ford Mustang driven by Logan R. Stevens, age 16, of Marion. Stevens was northbound on […]

Local FOP holding fundraising drive for “Cops and Kids” event

Fraternal Order of Police

The Steve Young Lodge, Marion County Fraternal Order of Police #24 has started their annual telephone fundraising drive. Authorized callers will be asking the citizens of Marion County to help us again with raising funds to provide our annual “Cops and Kids” event in December and many other worthwhile causes the FOP supports throughout the […]

Ohio Bills would push schools to start classes after Labor Day

Two bills in the Ohio General Assembly would delay the school year from starting until after Labor Day. Senate Bill 34 and House Bill 549 are nearly identical. They would make state education funding contingent on school districts starting the school year after the September holiday. But the bill would allow schools to opt out […]

Libertarian Party gains official status in Ohio

For the first time in nearly four years, the Libertarian Party of Ohio has regained state recognition – though it remains to be seen whether the party can keep it past this year. Secretary of State Jon Husted announced Thursday that the Libertarians submitted 60,294 signatures – more than the 54,964 signatures they needed under […]

Senior Center to host Classic Car Show & Concert

2013 Marion Senior Center Car Show

The Marion Senior Center will host a “Classic Car Show & Concert” event on Thursday, July 19, 2018 from 5 to 8 pm in the Center’s parking lot. There are dozens of Classic Cars scheduled to be on display, from muscle cars to Model T’s. Local collectors and enthusiasts wanting to exhibit their Classic Car(s) […]

Section of State Route 4 closed north of Marion

Road Closed Sign

The Ohio Department of Transportation says that State Route 4 between Township Road 68 and Morral-Kirkpatrick Road is closed for culvert replacement. The posted detour is State Route 4 to State Route 294 to State Route 231 to US 23 to State Route 4 and reverse. The road is expected to re-open at 3:00pm on […]

Tractor Supply’s “Follow Us to the Fair” Tour to honor several area 4-H and FFA youth

Fair season is back and Tractor Supply Company’s “Follow Us to the Fair” Tour is making its way to the Marion County Fair. From Monday, July 2 to Friday, July 6, 2018, fairgoers will have the opportunity to visit the 2,000 sq. ft. experience and join Tractor Supply in recognizing Marion-area 4-H and FFA youth […]

Marion County’s Chief Deputy graduates from Staff and Command program

Chief Deputy Aaron Corwin of the Marion County Sheriff’s Office, recently graduated from the School of Police Staff and Command (SPSC) at Northwestern University. Chief Deputy Corwin successfully completed the 22 week Staff and Command program held in Evanston, Illinois. This program, which was implemented by the Center for Public Safety in 1983, has graduated over […]

St. Vincent de Paul holding Christmas in July sale

St Vincent de Paul Society will host a Christmas in July Sale at St. Mary Catholic Church in the Church Basement. The sale will take place on Saturday, July 7, 2018 from 6p.m. until 8p.m. and on Sunday from 9a.m. until 3p.m. Christmas items of all kinds will be on sale. All proceeds will benefit […]

Government closures for 2018 Fourth of July

In observance of the Independence Day holiday, the following closures for the City of Marion are being announced for Wednesday, July 4, 2018: City Hall All offices in City Hall will be closed on Wednesday, July 4, 2018. Sanitation Sanitation crews will NOT collect refuse, recycling, or yard waste on Wednesday, July 4. Residents who […]

2018 Marion County Fair

This is fair week. The 168th fair runs from July 2 through July 7, 2018. The six-day event features livestock shows, horse shows, dog shows, arts and crafts exhibits, evening performances, rodeos, merchant vendors, senior citizens, veterans and kids days, rides and of course the ever popular fair food. To view a complete list of events […]

Marion Palace Theatre announces Disney’s “NEWSIES” cast members

The Marion Palace Theatre kicks off their 90th Anniversary Season with the Tony Award-winning musical production “NEWSIES” directed by Clare Cooke. Inspired by a triumphant true story, “NEWSIES” leaps off the stage July 7-July 15 at the historic Marion Palace Theatre. The Broadway phenomenon tells the story of a band of underdogs who took on […]

Registration open for 2018 Marion YMCA Summer Camp

The Marion Family YMCA Summer Day Camp is accepting registration for weeks June 18 through August 10, 2018. Y Summer Camp focuses on age appropriate activities that build positive relationships, create a sense of achievement, and give boys and girls a chance to belong. Children ages three through 15 will find a day camp experience […]

Ohio House passes legislation designating day for Atomic Veterans

State Representative Riordan McClain (R-Upper Sandusky) announced House passage of House Bill 414, sponsored by State Representative Tim Schaffer (R-Lancaster), that designates July 16 as “National Atomic Veterans Day” in Ohio. Members of the Ohio House today favorably passed a slate of 28 bills that impact constituents of the 87th House District, demonstrating that the […]

Marion Public Health closing early June 12 for training

Due to a staff in-service all divisions of Marion Public Health will close at 11:30am on Tuesday, June 12, 2018. All divisions will re-open at 8:00AM Wednesday, June 13th. This closing includes Administration, Public Health Nursing, Environmental Health, Emergency Preparedness, Vital Statistics and the WIC Office.

State cancels $1 billion medicaid cut to Ohio hospitals

The state has canceled a planned $1.1 billion Ohio Medicaid cut to hospitals, saying an uptick in the economy and reshuffling money in the health care program has prevented the reduction. The cut would have represented 5 percent of what Ohio Medicaid pays hospitals to treat some 3 million program recipients who qualify based on […]

Two seriously injured in dirt bike/ATV collision

The Marion Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol is investigating a serious injury crash that occurred at approximately 2:55am on June 9, 2018, on Owens Road at the intersection of Dunbar Road in Pleasant Township, Marion County. According to the Patrol, Lance Fisher, 33, of Marion, was riding a 1996 Honda XR250R dirt bike […]

Marion County Republican Party seeks applicants for County Coroner following resignation

The Marion County Republican Party is seeking candidates for consideration to fill the unexpired term of Marion County Coroner, Dr Marc Comianos. The local GOP received notice from Dr. Comianos that he has resigned effective May 25, 2018. “We are saddened to lose the years of experience and trust that Dr. Comianos brought to his […]

Ohio State to cover full cost of tuition for Ohio Pell students at regional campuses

Low- and moderate-income students at Ohio State’s five regional campuses soon will have unprecedented support to cover the cost of their tuition and mandatory fees. Starting in spring 2019, the university will commit up to $3 million a year in additional financial aid to meet the tuition and mandatory fee needs of regional campus students […]

Registration open for Palace Theatre’s “Set The Stage” youth summer camp

Entering its 20th year, “Set the Stage” theatre camps have been a part of the Marion Palace Theatre’s programming and a summertime tradition for many aspiring thespians of all skill levels. This summer, the popular performing arts camp returns offering students age 6 through 14 an all-day, week-long theatre experience. Registration is now open for […]