MARMET busts drug operations in Marion

The METRICH/MARMET Drug Task Force executed three search warrants this week that resulted in several arrests and the elimination of a meth lab operating out of a local home. On February 9, 2016, two warrants were served inside the City of Marion as part of a month long investigation into the sale of illegal drugs. […]

Escaped juvenile offender arrested in Marion

Authorities have arrested a Marion juvenile who walked away from a Cleveland juvenile facility Wednesday evening. 17-year-old Ashley Smith had left the Applewoods Center in Cleveland where she was being held for her participation in the 2012 slaying of her stepfather. At approximately 5:00pm Thursday evening, employees from McDonalds at 1600 Marion-Mt. Gilead Road in […]

Marion-area egg producer says changes made after human trafficking case

Trillium Farms, an Ohio egg producer that authorities say used undocumented immigrants, said it has changed several policies in the wake of a federal investigation into contractors who supplied workers. Trillium Chief Operating Officer Doug Mack said the company was “misled” by a contractor, Haba Corporate Services, and was unaware that Haba’s owner was under […]

Ohio Attorney General releases 2015 Human Trafficking Annual Report

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine today released the Ohio Attorney General’s Human Trafficking Commission’s 2015 Annual Report, which outlines efforts of the Commission to improve services to human trafficking victims; to assist local law enforcement’s efforts to combat trafficking; and to educate Ohioans on human trafficking and what can be done to stop it. “Human […]

Police arrest two for manufacturing meth in Marion

On January 19, 2016, Detectives with the METRICH/MARMET Drug Task Force, assisted by the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation and Identification (BCI) and the Marion Police Department, executed a search warrant 634 Pearl Street in the City of Marion as part of an investigation into the manufacturing of methamphetamine. Arrested in this investigation were the […]

Suspect sought in Waldo gas station robbery

Marion County Sheriff Tim Bailey is asking the public for assistance in identifying a male subject who robbed the Duke and Duchess gas station in Waldo on January 9, 2016 at 3:12am. The suspect is described as a black male between 5’10” and 6’00” tall with a stocky build. He was wearing dark pants, a […]

Man arrested after Marion stabbing on New Year’s Eve

On January 31, 2015 at 8:43 PM, the Marion Police Department said they responded to the 230 block of Owens St. for a report of a man that had been stabbed. When officers arrived, they said they located a 45-year-old Marion man who had received a single stab wound to the upper chest. The man […]

Verizon, Sprint customers have until Dec. 31 to seek refunds from cramming settlements

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine has reminded Verizon and Sprint customers that they have until Dec. 31, 2015 to seek a share of the $120 million allocated for consumers under national “mobile cramming” settlements announced earlier this year. Verizon or Sprint customers who experienced unauthorized third-party charges on their cell phone bills dating back to […]

Police make 10 arrests, seize drugs and cash as part of Operation Grinch Round-Up

On December 23, 2015 beginning at 7:00 a.m., Detectives from the METRICH/MARMET Drug Task Force, the Marion County Sheriff’s Office, the Marion Police Department and the Bureau of Criminal Investigation and Identification (BCI&I) began a year end operation to round up drug traffickers and others with warrants in the Marion area. In addition to warrant […]

Marion Auditor’s Office issues warning over card skimmers at gas stations, ATM location

The Marion County Auditor’s Office is warning local residents that thieves are using skimmers or card readers at gas stations and ATM machines to steal from customers. While they don’t believe this has occurred in Marion County as of yet, it has been becoming more prevalent across the state. The photos included with this story […]