Another arrested in connection with shooting at Marion bar

The Marion Police Department announced they have arrested another person in connection with a shooting earlier this week that claimed the life of a Cleveland man at a Marion bar. Investigators said that Ortavious Hood, Jr., age 19 of Marion, was arrested for a separate shooting outside of Dinos’ Bar immediately following the homicide that […]

One killed in shooting at Marion bar

The Marion Police Department says that a man was killed in a shooting early Monday morning at a Marion bar. A man wanted in connection to the shooting was arrested in Detroit. On November 16, 2015, at approximately 1:31 a.m., officers responded to 810 Davids Street for a report of a shooting inside Dino’s Bar. […]

Marion tobacco store robbed

On November 7, 2015 at 6:14 p.m., officers of the Marion Police Department responded to TJ Tobacco, 729 Davids Street, for a Robbery in Progress. Upon arrival, officers found that the business had been robbed by a male subject who brandished a gun and stole an undisclosed amount of money. The clerk was able to provide […]

MARMET arrests makes arrest in “major crack cocaine bust”

Officials with the MARMET Drug Task Force said officers executed a search warrant last week that resulted in one arrest and the seizure of drugs and cash. Those officials described the culmination of their investigations as a “major crack cocaine bust.” On October 30, 2015 at 7:18 p.m., detectives with the Marion Metropolitan Drug Task […]

Woman wanted in connection with weekend stabbing arrested by police

The Marion Police Department has reported the arrest of a “person of interest” in connection with a weekend stabbing. Following an anonymous tip from the public, officials said that Heather Risner was located in the 1000 block of North Main Street at just before 1:00am on Tuesday, October 21, 2015. Risner was transported to the […]

Ohio bills would increase penalties for strangulation, require coverage for autism

New Ohio House legislation would require insurance companies to continue providing coverage – and guarantee minimum benefits – for clients diagnosed with autism. Other recently introduced bills in the Ohio General Assembly would toughen penalties for strangulation and prevent radio and TV stations in the state from imposing non-compete provisions in their contracts with reporters […]

Ohio suspends executions until 2017 over access to lethal-injection drugs

Ohio’s prisons agency said Monday it won’t resume executions until 2017 because of continuing troubles finding lethal-injection drugs. The year-long delay marks the latest setback for state officials, who have already postponed executions for almost two years as European pharmaceutical companies have stopped lethal-injection drug sales on moral and legal grounds. The first inmate set […]

“Person of Interest” sought in weekend stabbing at Marion home

UPDATE: The Marion Police Department has reported that Risner was arrested on October 21, 2015. Click here for details. The Marion Police Department is investigating a stabbing that happened in the 300 block of Bellefontaine Avenue at around 11:00am Saturday, October 17, 2015. Investigators report that a 28-year-old Marion woman was stabbed in the neck […]

Rep. Pelanda says her Bill strengthens Ohio’s record sealing law

State Representative Dorothy Pelanda (R-Marysville) has announced that the Ohio House has passed House Bill 164, legislation that strengthens Ohio’s Conviction Record Sealing Law. Rep. Pelanda was a joint sponsor of the bill. House Bill 164 alters the Conviction Record Sealing Law to allow a person who is convicted of an offense to apply to […]

Galion contractor accused of failing to deliver promised services

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine has announced a lawsuit against a Galion home improvement contractor accused of providing incomplete or shoddy paving services to consumers. The lawsuit accuses BL Concrete Construction LLC and its owner Lawrence (Larry) M. Hurst of violating Ohio’s Consumer Sales Practices Act and Home Solicitation Sales Act. The Ohio Attorney General’s […]