Marion unemployment rate up in June

The unemployment rate for Marion County spiked to 5.1 percent in June 2016, up from 4.6 percent in May. The increase comes with 100 fewer people in the available workforce and an additional 100 people reporting as unemployed. The June 2016 rate matches the rate from the year prior, but is lower that two years […]

Palace Theatre showing ‘Finding Dory’ this weekend

Marion Palace Theatre will show the Pixar animated adventure comedy, ‘Finding Dory’ July 29 through July 31, 2016. In this sequel to Pixar’s 2003 smash hit ‘Finding Nemo,’ lovable, forgetful blue tang Dory (voiced by Ellen DeGeneres) decides to go off in search of her long-lost parents. This heart-warming tale reunites Dory with old pals […]

Marion police charge parents after toddler overdosed twice on painkillers

The Marion Police Department said Wednesday that they arrested the parents of a toddler after that child overdoes twice on painkillers. On July 24, 2016, officers and detectives responded to Marion General Hospital to investigate a report of an overdose of an 18-month-old female child. Investigators report that it appears the child had overdosed on […]

Another $30 million place in State’s rainy day fund, revenue outlook cut

Ohio’s rainy day fund, which serves as a reserve for hard times, grew by nearly $30 million Wednesday to a record $2.034 billion. State budget Director Timothy Keen announced the $29.5 million deposit into the account — formally known as the Budget Stability Fund — was possible because of a stronger-than-expected balance from the 2016 […]

Arrest made in Big Island armed robbery

Marion County Sheriff

The Marion County Sheriff’s Office reports they have made an arrest in the robbery that occurred at Al’s Country Market, 3249 Harding Highway West in Big Island on Friday afternoon. On July 22, 35-year-old Matthew Thomas, of 545 Cherry Street in Marion, was arrested on charges of aggravated robbery and remains incarcerated at the Multi-County […]

Ohioans report police and fire charity scams

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine has warned that several Ohioans have reported receiving suspicious calls asking for donations supposedly to support police and fire causes. The calls reportedly ask consumers to give money to support wounded police officers and firefighters, underfunded departments, scholarship funds for families of officers, or similar causes. Consumers say the callers […]

Marion campus fitness team takes first in Rivals Challenge

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A twenty member Ohio State Marion faculty and staff team, calling themselves OSU Marion Fitness “FAN”actics, were celebrated on Columbus campus recently for logging the most average daily minutes of physical activity as part of the university-wide Ohio State vs. Michigan Rivals Challenge. The Rivals Challenge was a physical activity challenge initiated through the universities […]

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