City Schools say agreement reached on Ten Commandments

Marion City Schools

A Ten Commandments plaque previously displayed at Harding High School may find a new home in the community following a discussion between Marion City Schools administrators and concerned students. The plaque, a gift from the Harding Class of 1953, is currently in storage after it was removed earlier this year over concerns that it could […]

Three Marion Elementary Schools Achieve 100 Percent Passage of Third Grade Reading Guarantee

2014 Reading Guarantee

Nearly 96 percent of last year’s eligible third-graders across the state met Ohio’s new reading criteria for promotion to the fourth grade, according to data submitted and reviewed by Ohio’s school districts. Seven Marion-area schools beat that statewide percent. In fact, three schools saw 100 percent of their eligible third graders advance, including Elgin Elementary […]

1957 at Harding High School and City Grade School Musical Festival

Today our sentimental journey is taking us to 1957 for another look at what was going on at Harding High School. Tuesday May 7. 1957 this article appeared with this headline. “Harding High’s Awards Assembly Slated Friday,” and this underlined smaller headline appeared above the main one. “100 Students To Be Honored.” The annual awards […]

LWVM’s Candidates Night Video Available Online

John Mullins, Harding High School’s Telecom Digital Media Instructor/Director, has announced that Marion’s League of Women Voters October 21 Candidates Night (CN) is now available for viewing on Time Warner Cable’s Community Access Channel 18 (MCSTV), and also on YouTube. Five of the six 2014 local contested candidates participated in the LWVM debate that was […]

Grant Middle School to Host 14th Annual Hot Wing Eating Contest


The 14th annual United Way Wing Eating Contest sponsored by Buffalo Wild Wings and hosted at Grant Middle School will take place on Friday, October 24th, 2014 at 1:30pm. Each team entering the contest must consist of five contestants. At least one of the contestants per team must be a female. Each team entering must […]

Harding Students and Parents to Hear from Renowned Motivational Speaker

Harvey Alston

Motivational speaker Harvey Alston will bring his message “Be the Best” to Marion Harding High School on Friday, October 10, 2014. Alston will speak to the student body in the morning. The public is then invited to a session for parents to be held noon-1 p.m. in the Harding media center. The parents’ session will […]

City School Board Meeting Cancelled

The Marion City Schools Board of Education has announced they have cancelled their regular meeting scheduled for Monday, October 6, 2014.

Oak Street School Alumni Holding First Annual Reunion

The first Oak Street School Alumni Reunion will be held on August 2, 2014 from 2:00pm to 4:00pm. The day will include a tour of the school. You are asked to bring your lawn chairs, picnic lunch, pictures, and memories. For more information, call Deb Honaker at 740-360-5474.

Pleasant, River Valley Beat State Average on Third Grade Reading Test

More than 110,000 third graders across the state, an increase of more than 25,000 students from the fall, are ready for fourth grade according to preliminary reading scores on the Ohio Achievement Assessment (OAA). Locally, students at Pleasant and River Valley beat the state average, Elgin and Ridgedale came up just short, and Marion City […]

Growing Our Own Program Grads Hope to Inspire Students

Cory Owens, a 1999 Harding High School graduate who benefitted from the Growing Our Own program, talks to students at Marion Harding High School.

A group of 35 successful, college educated, minority professionals reunited at Marion Harding High School and The Ohio State University at Marion in early May to share stories of their life journeys, to reminisce, and celebrate the youth mentoring program, Growing Our Own, a program many of the participants feel had a direct impact on […]