Internationally renowned theatrical directors to visit Marion

Ohio State University at Marion

The community is invited to attend a free brown bag lunch and learn lecture, “All the World’s a Stage,” Monday, February 15, 2016 12:30 p.m., featuring British stage director and international professor and lecturer Richard Digby Day, and founder and co-artistic director of Theatre Masters in New York, Julia Hansen, in Maynard Hall’s Guthery Community […]

Ohio reports first Zika Virus case in returning traveler

The Ohio Department of Health is reporting Ohio’s first case of Zika virus in a returning traveler from Haiti, a 30-year-old Cuyahoga County woman, city of Cleveland. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) was reporting 35 cases of Zika virus in 12 states and the District of Columbia prior to Ohio’s case. Zika […]

Ohio Attorney General releases top consumer complaint categories of 2015

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine has released the top categories of complaints filed with the Attorney General’s Consumer Protection Section in 2015, when more than 27,000 complaints were recorded. “Through our complaint process, we’ve helped people solve disputes, secure refunds, and clear fraudulent charges,” Attorney General DeWine said. “We encourage consumers to contact us when […]

Marion City Schools wins Straight A innovative grant

Community and business leaders give input to Marion City Schools’ Diploma Plus program to help shape education to fit the community’s needs.

The Ohio Department of Education notified Marion City Schools recently that it will recommend funding an innovative program dedicated to preparing students for success after graduation. The Straight A Governing Board recommended funding 20 grants representing 86 schools in the latest round of Straight A Funds. Its recommendations include a $518,957 Straight A Innovation Fund […]

ODNR says tax donations at work in area State Nature Preserve

Ohio State Nature Preserves are beautiful natural areas where many of the state’s endangered species are thriving and rare geologic features are protected, thanks to the generosity of Ohioans who have donated a portion of their state tax refunds to the State Nature Preserves Fund. Donations to this fund protect the best of Ohio’s natural […]

Marion man arrested, again, for drug charges

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On February 4, 2016, detectives with the METRICH/MARMET Drug Task Force, assisted by the Marion Police Department, executed a search warrant 364 Olney Ave in the City of Marion as part of an investigation into the sale of illegal narcotics. Arrested in this investigation was Dusty Maag, age 34 of Marion. Maag was charged with […]

Tyler’s Light brings ‘save a life’ message to Marion

Wayne Campbell, founder of Tyler’s Light drug education and prevention program, talks to Grant Middle School students on Monday, Feb. 1, 2016.

“Speak up, save a life.” Wayne Campbell, who presented his drug abuse awareness program Tyler’s Light at Grant Middle School and Harding High School on Monday, left students with that message. Tyler’s Light is the culmination of parents and community members bonding together after Tyler Campbell, Wayne and Christy Campbell’s son, died from an accidental […]

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