Police Seeking Suspects in Early Morning Home Invasion

Marion Police Department

The Marion Police Department is seeking three suspects they say committed a home invasion early Tuesday morning. Officers responded to a home in the 800 block of Robinson Avenue at 12:59am Tuesday for a report of a home invasion that had just occurred. Officers said they found that three men armed with handguns had entered […]

Ohio Prosecutors Say Proposals Could Mean End to Death Penalty

Prosecutors on a task force evaluating Ohio’s death penalty say recommendations the panel is considering would effectively curtail use of capital punishment in Ohio. Abolishing the death penalty was not the goal of the Joint Task Force to Review the Administration of Ohio’s Death Penalty, said Franklin County Prosecutor Ron O’Brien. But the recommendations it […]

39 Indicted in Operation Buyers’ Remorse

Law enforcement officials announced at a press conference Thursday afternoon that more than three dozen people are now facing charges as a result of a large-scale investigation focusing on the trafficking and possession of drugs in Marion. These indictments are in addition to those announced back in February. Unlike in previous cases, all of those […]

MARMET Finds Guns, Cash During Traffic Stop

The MARMET Drug Task Force stopped two vehicles on Tuesday, April 8, 2014 and discovered several guns and a large amount of cash. Three people were arrested as part of the stops. Detectives from MARMET stopped the two vehicles at the corner of North Greenwood and Wilson Streets after learning that an occupant of each […]

Sheriff’s Office Seeking Sex Offender – Updated

Gary Lee Gamble

Update – The Sheriff’s Office reports they have arrested Gamble. The Marion County Sheriff’s Office is asking for assistance in locating a wanted registered sex offender. Gary Lee Gamble, age 36, last registered address of 915 Bennett Street Marion, Ohio has failed to register as a sex offender. The Sheriff’s Office says Gamble has moved […]

State Agents Warn Parents Against Allowing Alcohol for Minors

Agents with the Ohio Department of Public Safety’s (ODPS) Ohio Investigative Unit are commending those parents and teens that make the “wise and mature” decision not to participate in illegal and dangerous behavior, such as providing alcohol to minors and consuming underage. “As a parent of two adult children, I can tell you this time […]

Deputies Sieze Drugs, Make Two Arrests Following Overdose

Marion County Sheriff

The Marion County Sheriff’s Office says a call on Thursday reporting a drug overdose resulted in the seizure of drugs and cash and the arrest of two men, one from Marion, the other from Detroit. On March 20, 2014 at 8:55PM, the Marion County Sheriff’s Office received a call from Comfort Inn, 256 Jamesway Drive, […]

Marion Police Ask for Help with Year-Old Death


The Marion Police Department is asking for help from the public in solving an assault which took the life of a local resident a year ago. Tim Daso was found dead in his home on March 19, 2013 from injuries sustained in an assault. Police say the assault took place at the Town House bar, 199 […]

Over 20 Arrested as “Operation Take a Number” Continues


The MARMET Drug Task Force, Marion Police Department, and Marion County Sheriff’s Office teamed up Wednesday morning and made mass arrests as part of the continuing effort to crack down on drug trafficking in the community. On March 12, 2014, over 25 law enforcement officers spread out across Marion as part of the investigation that […]

Officials Urge Bars and Party Hosts to be Responsible during March Celebrations

For many Ohio restaurants and bars, St. Patrick’s Day and college basketball tournaments often mean large crowds consuming alcohol for multiple hours. Agents with the Ohio Department of Public Safety’s Ohio Investigative Unit want liquor permit owners to know – Your Bar, Your Responsibility. As bar patrons participate the revelry, permit staff need to be […]