Marion man indicted for August bank robbery

The Marion Police Department says that a Marion man was recently indicted for his alleged involvement in a bank robbery in August. The Union Bank Co., 220 Richland Road, was robbed on August 17, 2017. Following the robbery, the Marion Police Department said they received several tips and followed many leads. Through this investigation, 40-year-old […]

Marion bank robbed, suspect sought

The Marion Combined Dispatch Center received a report of a bank robbery at the Union Bank on Richland Road at noon on Thursday, August 17, 2017. Witnesses said the suspect fled the bank with an undisclosed amount of money and left a package behind which he claimed contained an explosive device. The suspect is described […]

MARMET arrests two Marion residents after finding heroin in vehicle

The MARMET Drug Task Force said they arrested two Marion residents after they located heroin in their vehicle during a traffic stop on Friday, August 4, 2017. On August 4 at approximately 9:00pm, MARMET detectives, with the assistance of the Marion County Sheriff’s Office and the Ohio State Highway Patrol, conducted a traffic stop on […]

Marion man sentenced to 18 years for two bank robberies

A Marion man was sentenced to more than 18 years in prison for robbing two banks in Marion last summer. A jury convicted Ronald R. Myles, Jr., 35, earlier this year of robbing two Commercial Savings Bank branches in June 2016. U.S. District Judge Jack Zouhary sentenced Myles to 222 months in prison. Myles wore […]

Marsy’s Law approved for November ballot

Ohio voters will decide this November whether to strengthen crime victims’ rights enumerated in the state constitution by voting on Marsy’s Law for Ohio. Officially called the Ohio Crime Victims Bill of Rights, the proposed constitutional amendment was certified Monday by the Ohio secretary of state. If the measure is approved by voters, Ohio would […]

Supporters of Marsy’s Law submit signatures for constitutional amendment

Victims’ rights advocates submitted 563,556 signatures to Secretary of State Jon Husted’s office Thursday, aiming to put a constitutional amendment called Marsy’s Law for Ohio on the November ballot. Husted’s staff will review the signatures in support of the amendment, checking names and making sure addresses match with voter registrations. At least 305,591 valid signatures […]

Marion woman arrested for alleged homicide

The Marion Police Department said they have arrested a woman and charged her with murder after the discovery of a victim on Wednesday evening. At 7:03pm on June 7, 2017, the Marion Combined Dispatch Center received a 911 call from 303 Uncapher Avenue. The caller reported that they discovered a family member who was covered […]

Marion man arrested for drive-by shooting on a minibike

The Marion Police Department said they arrested a man for allegedly firing a gun into a home while riding past it on a minibike. On Wednesday, May 3, 2017, at about 5:00pm, officers of the Marion Police Department responded to the 700-block of West Center Street for the report of a shooting. It was found […]

Ohio delays executions while appealing court decision over drug protocol

Execution dates for nine death row inmates have been delayed while the state continues its appeal of a court decision blocking use of its lethal injection protocol. Nine executions were pushed back in a revised schedule released Monday by Gov. John Kasich. The next execution, of Akron child killer Ronald Phillips, was rescheduled for July […]

Forensic facial reconstruction created for unidentified remains found in 1989 in Marion County

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine and Marion County Sheriff Tim Bailey have released the facial reconstruction of a man whose skeletal remains were found more than 27 years ago. The clay model was created by a forensic artist with the Attorney General’s Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation (BCI) in an effort to help Marion County […]