Police: Shots Fired into Two Marion Apartments

Marion Police Department

The Marion Police Department is investigating an incident where several shots were fired at two apartments on Sunday evening. At 10:46 p.m. on August 17, 2014, City dispatchers received the call reporting shots being fired into a residence at 967 Paula Drive. Officers responded to the area and said they discovered several rounds had been […]

Ohio Execution Moratorium Extended to Jan. 2015

A federal judge has extended a temporary moratorium on executions in Ohio until Jan. 15, 2015 to allow more time for the state to implement a new lethal-injection procedure. U.S. District Judge Gregory Frost’s order will delay four scheduled executions in the state using a new lethal-injection cocktail that’s come under scrutiny in recent months. […]

160 People Charged with Alcohol Offenses During Weekend Ohio Concerts

Ohio Department of Public Safety’s Ohio Investigative Unit recently worked three high-profile music events in Ohio, arresting 160 people for various alcohol related offenses. From Thursday, July 17 – Sunday, July 20, 2014, agents charged 99 people with mostly underage alcohol violations during the annual Jamboree in the Hills music festival. Other charges during the […]

Police: Heroin Recovered from Henry Street Search Warrant


On July 22, 2014, shortly after 4:00pm, detectives from the MARMET Drug Task Force executed a search warrant in relation to an ongoing drug trafficking investigation. The search warrant was executed at 870 Henry Street in Marion with the help of officers from the Marion Police Department, deputies from the Marion County Sheriff’s Office, and […]

State Adding 3D Scanners to Help with Crime Scene Reconstruction


Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine announced today that crime scene agents with the Attorney General’s Bureau of Criminal Investigation (BCI) have a new tool to assist in documenting complex crime scenes. Agents are now using a 3D laser scanner, which sits on a tripod and rotates 360 degrees, to take millions of precise laser measurements […]

Marion Rep. Appointed as Chair of Opiate Addiction and Law Enforcement Summer Study Committee

Dorothy Pelanda

State Representative Dorothy Pelanda (R-Marysville) has been appointed as chair of the Law Enforcement Perspectives on the Drug Epidemic & Its Impact on Families Study Committee. The committee is part of two bipartisan study committees, which will hold hearings regarding specific state issues throughout Ohio this summer. The special committee will continue the work completed […]

Lawmakers Want Ignition Interlock Devices Required for Every Convicted Drunk Driver

Every person convicted of drunken driving in Ohio would have to install a device that tests their sobriety every time they take the wheel, under legislation being pushed by lawmakers and traffic-safety advocates. Christopher Hart, the acting chairman of the National Transportation Safety Board, joined other supporters of ignition interlock devices at a news conference […]

Marion Police Arrest Man for Arson, Auto Theft

Marion Police Department

The Marion Police Department said they arrested an 18-year-old male for allegedly setting fire to a garage that contained a vehicle he allegedly stole earlier. Officers responded on Wednesday, July 9, 2014 at 5:49 p.m. to assist the Marion Fire Department with a fire at 621 Ballentine Avenue. Officers said they found that a car […]

State Patrol Arrested 749 for OVI over July Fourth Weekend

Ohio State Highway Patrol

The Ohio State Highway Patrol made 749 arrests for impaired driving and 318 for drug-related charges over the 2014 Fourth of July holiday period, which began Thursday, July 3 and ended Sunday, July 6. During the reporting period, the Patrol made nearly 57,000 traffic contacts, which included assisting more than 4,700 motorists. Twelve people lost […]

New Sex Offender Reverse Lookup Database Unveiled

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine and the Buckeye State Sheriffs’ Association have unveiled a new reverse lookup feature accessible through the Electronic Sex Offender Registration and Notification (eSORN) Database, which is maintained by the Ohio Attorney General’s Office. Now active, the new feature allows anyone to input unfamiliar phone numbers, email addresses, social media screen […]