Findlay man arrested for Marion robbery

Marion Police Department

The Marion Police Department said they arrested a man from Findlay on Thursday after he allegedly robbed a convenience store. On February 19, 2015 at approximately 1:00pm, the Marion Police Department received a call of a robbery that had just taken place at Walgreens on Delaware Avenue. The suspect allegedly gave the clerk a note […]

Ohio prison population lower than officials predicted

Ohio’s inmate population is growing more slowly than state officials expected just a year ago, thanks in part to a dropping crime rate and new efforts to find alternatives to prison. Civil liberties activists offered cautious praise that the state is expecting fewer prisoners in the next few years, though they said that Ohio’s inmate […]

Marion film viewing to explore the impact of the war on drugs

The House I Live In

For the past 40 years, the war on drugs has resulted in more than 45 million arrests, $1 trillion dollars in government spending, and America’s role as the world’s largest jailer. Yet for all that, drugs are cheaper, purer, and more available than ever. The Crawford-Marion ADAMH board, in partnership with the Marion County Court […]

Police: “Operation Wake Up Call” nets three arrests, drugs and cash

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Local law enforcement officials said Friday that they had completed “Operation Wake Up Call” which resulted in the arrest of three individuals. The two search warrants were executed on January 16, 2015 by members of the MARMET / METRICH Drug Task Force, Marion Police Department, Marion City SRT, and Marion County Sheriff’s Office. The operation […]

4 arrested as part of 2 search warrants in Marion targeting drug trafficking

MARMET

On January 13, 2015, detectives from the MARMET Drug Task Force, along with assistance from the Marion Police Department and Marion County Sheriff’s Office, served two search warrants in Marion. The search warrants were issued as a result of numerous complaints of drug activity at each of the locations. The two locations have been problems […]

Governor says progress made in human trafficking battle, more work left to do

Gov. John Kasich reaffirmed the state’s commitment to battle human trafficking Thursday, urging Ohioans to take a stand at the local level to battle the problem. Kasich, speaking at a gathering for Ohio Human Trafficking Awareness Day, said states around the country are admiring Ohio’s progress toward combatting human trafficking, but that more must be […]

LWVMarion meeting to focus on juvenile detention alternatives

Deborah Alspach

League of Women Voters of Marion’s monthly program meeting, entitled Overview of Juvenile Detention Alternative Initiative, will be held at United Way of Marion County, 125 Executive Drive, on Thursday, January 15, 2015 at 6:00 p.m. The public is encouraged to attend. Deborah Alspach, Administrative Judge of the Family Court for Marion County, will provide […]

Two arrested as part of “Arctic Blast”

2015 Jan drug bust

Marion law enforcement officials said they made two arrests as part of Operation Arctic Blast on Thursday morning. On January 8, 2015, members of the MARMET / METRICH Drug Task Force, Marion Police Department, and Marion County Sheriff’s Office executed two search warrants at two different locations inside Marion. The joint operation was conducted after […]

Police investigating exchange of gunfire at Marion residence

Marion Police Department

The Marion Police Department is investigating the report of shots fired into and from a residence in the early morning hours on Sunday. At 3:47am on January 4, 2015, officers from the Marion Police Department responded to the report of shots fired in 120 block of South Seffner Avenue. Upon arrival officers said they discovered […]

Another alleged burglar arrested as part of continuing investigation

A joint investigation by the Marion County Sheriff’s Office and the Marion Police Department continued their investigation into a rash of burglaries by making another arrest on Tuesday and recovering additional stolen property. On December 30, 2014, Tyler Lane, 27, of 175 Curtis Court in Marion was arrested and the allegedly stolen property was recovered […]