Marion man arrested for drive-by shooting on a minibike

The Marion Police Department said they arrested a man for allegedly firing a gun into a home while riding past it on a minibike. On Wednesday, May 3, 2017, at about 5:00pm, officers of the Marion Police Department responded to the 700-block of West Center Street for the report of a shooting. It was found […]

Ohio delays executions while appealing court decision over drug protocol

Execution dates for nine death row inmates have been delayed while the state continues its appeal of a court decision blocking use of its lethal injection protocol. Nine executions were pushed back in a revised schedule released Monday by Gov. John Kasich. The next execution, of Akron child killer Ronald Phillips, was rescheduled for July […]

Forensic facial reconstruction created for unidentified remains found in 1989 in Marion County

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine and Marion County Sheriff Tim Bailey have released the facial reconstruction of a man whose skeletal remains were found more than 27 years ago. The clay model was created by a forensic artist with the Attorney General’s Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation (BCI) in an effort to help Marion County […]

Marion community encouraged to “Take Back the Night” against sexual violence

Marion Technical College and The Ohio State University at Marion invite the community to a special one-night event to shed light on the issue of sexual violence called Take Back the Night (TBTN), Wednesday, April 19, 7-9 p.m. on the Marion campus. TBTN is sponsored by the “Changing Campus Culture Grant” the campus recently received. […]

Ohio watchdog says MCI inmates built and hid computers used to commit crimes

Unsupervised inmates at Marion Correctional Institution used two computers hidden in the ceiling to attempt identity fraud, an investigation from the state’s top watchdog found. After finding the computers in July 2015, then-Warden Jason Bunting and other prison officials did not immediately notify the Ohio State Highway Patrol and the Ohio Inspector General, as required […]

Bank robbery suspect arrested

The Marion Police Department said that they have arrested a suspect in the Wednesday robbery of the Huntington Bank location in downtown Marion. On March 29, 2017 at about 4:00pm, officers from the Marion Police Department responded to Huntington Bank for the report of a robbery that had just occurred. Investigators said the suspect provided […]

Troopers stop mobile meth lab on U.S. 23 just south of Marion

On March 3, 2017 at 2:06 PM, Ohio State Highway Patrol Troopers stopped a vehicle traveling southbound on US 23 at mile post 20 in Delaware County for a speeding violation. The driver of the vehicle was allegedly found to be in possession of drug paraphernalia and further investigation revealed chemicals commonly used to manufacture […]

Sheriff’s Office arrests multi-county burglary suspects

On February 8, 2017 at approximately 2:00pm the Marion County Sheriff’s Office began investigating burglaries that occurred in the eastern portion of Marion County. After their investigation led to the identification of a suspect vehicle description, deputies and detectives with the assistance of the Marion Police Department apprehended both individuals allegedly involved in the burglaries. […]

Suspect sought following armed robbery at Rite Aid

On February 6, 2017 at 2:19 p.m., officers from the Marion Police Department responded to a report of an armed robbery at Rite Aid, 1081 Mt. Vernon Avenue in Marion. Investigators said that a white male, described as 6’ to 6’3 and medium to thin build, wearing a black zip up style hoodie and blue […]

Traffic stop leads to felony arrests

On February 2, 2017 at 2:46am, Officer Dylan Reese of the Marion Police Department conducted a traffic stop of a vehicle that had no visible registration on it. During his investigation, Officer Reese said that it was determined that the vehicle he stopped had just been stolen from a breaking and entering of One Stop Auto […]