Patrol Reminds Halloween Celebrators: Buzzed Driving is Drunk Driving

Ohio State Highway Patrol

The Ohio State Highway Patrol says that no Halloween costume or decoration is as scary as the consequences of drunk driving. They remind Ohioans this Halloween that Buzzed Driving is Drunk Driving, and say they will be cracking down on impaired drivers to keep roadways safe for travel. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety […]

Police Investigating Robbery at Marion Laundry

Marion Police Department

On Thursday, October 23, 2014 at approximately 10:30 pm, the Marion Police Department received a report of a robbery at Colonial Coin Laundry, 610 Bellefontaine Avenue. Police said the suspect walked into the store, advised that he had a gun, and told the clerk to fill a bag that the suspect had brought with him. […]

Turning Point, MTC Offering Public Viewing of “Private Violence”

Private Violence

In observance of Domestic Violence Awareness Month, there will be a free, public screening of the HBO documentary, “Private Violence”. This event is co-sponsored by Marion Technical College and Turning Point, the local domestic violence program.  The screening will take place on Wednesday, October 22, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. at the Health Technologies Building on […]

Sheriff’s Office Hoping to Identify Theft Suspect


The Marion County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the public’s help in identifying a man that is suspecting in being involved in a rash of thefts from vehicles in the Pleasant Township area. Click on the image for a larger view. You can also view the security camera footage below. If you have any information, you […]

Police Investigating Rash of Fraudulent Checks

Marion Police Department

The Marion Police Department is investigating numerous counterfeit checks being passed in Marion and the surrounding communities. Officials say the checks have been passed since June 2014 with the most recent on October 7. Police said the account numbers on the checks are not the ones for the issuing businesses. The numbers on the bottom […]

Sheriff’s Office Seeking Theft Suspect


The Marion County Sheriff’s Office is seeking a suspect in a theft that took place Tuesday afternoon. The suspect fled the scene and managed to evade authorities after running into a corn field. On October 7, 2014 at approximately 2:26pm, an employee from a store on State Route 95 East called the sheriff’s office to […]

OIU Agents Urge Parents to “Stop Senseless Tragedies”

With many high school homecoming celebrations already underway, agents with the Ohio Department of Public Safety’s Ohio Investigative Unit (OIU) would like to remind parents not to participate in illegal and dangerous behavior, such as providing alcohol to minors. To help foster good choices, OIU officials said parents and teens need to understand Ohio’s underage […]

Marion Man Arrested for Attempted Murder

Marion Police Department

On Sunday, September 28, 2014 at about 5:49am, the Marion Police Department received a call reporting a shooting at 611 South Prospect Street. Officers found that a male had been shot multiple times. The victim was transported to Marion General Hospital and then flown to Columbus by helicopter. Police said that he was listed in […]

Marion Man Wanted on Rape and Kidnapping Charges


UPDATE: Hudson has been arrested. The Marion Police Department is currently seeking Larry Hudson on two active felony warrants issued Wednesday for Rape and Kidnapping, both felonies of the first degree. The warrants are the result on an incident that occurred on September 17, 2014 near the 160 block of North Vine Street in Marion. […]

State Agents Urge Bars, Party Hosts to Stop Encouraging Excessive Drinking

With Ohio’s college football season underway and the professional season kicking off Sunday, it is a great time to remind servers and party hosts not to serve to anyone who has consumed too much alcohol. Excessive drinking during football games, whether at the game, near the stadium, at a bar or a party, is a […]