PUCO reminds Ohioans to call 8-1-1 before you dig

April is National Safe Digging Month and the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO) reminds Ohioans of the importance of digging in a safe, responsible way by calling 8-1-1 before you dig. The Ohio Utilities Protection Service (www.oups.org) is the communication link between individuals planning to dig and utility companies. The Ohio Oil and Gas […]

Draft Ohio education goals would put emotional health, critical reasoning and job skills on par with English and math

Schools shouldn’t be just about test scores in math and English, the state school board says. They should also be about emotional health, critical reasoning and how to be an “engaged, culturally aware and contributing member of society.” And they should help prepare students for jobs, as much as they do for college. After a […]

Carrol W. Tropf, 89, formerly of Caledonia

Carrol W. Tropf. age 89, formerly of Caledonia passed away early Sunday morning January 21st , 2018 at Magnolia Terrace Assisted Living Facility in Galion. Carrol was born August 31st, 1928 in Marion as the son of the late Clarence & Iva (Guinther) Tropf. Carrol was a graduate of Martel High school. He worked in […]

Alber Center offering realtor safety course

No doubt the real estate market is booming throughout Central Ohio. Now, realtors can add another tool in their arsenal for success, thanks to a State-approved safety training class being offered through the Alber Enterprise Center at The Ohio State University. The Alber Center is presenting a three-hour “Realtor Safety” class in multiple locations throughout […]

Susan L. “Sue” Bump, 69, of Mt. Gilead

Faith. Family. Fun. Faith that God is in charge. Being with your Family and letting them know you love them, and having Fun with everyone along the way. Those were the keys to life for Susan L. “Sue” Bump. Sue, the Good Grandma Gone Bad and huge Buckeye fan, age 69, of Mount Gilead, passed […]

Cavaliers down Celtics 112-99

After a head-scratching home loss on Sunday night and a sloppy, sluggish first half on Tuesday, the Cavaliers flipped that proverbial switch after intermission – shooting 71 percent from the floor in the second stanza and blowing past the Celtics, 112-99, to take Game 4 at The Q. The Wine and Gold now stand one […]

Indians beat Astros 4-3

Indians shortstop Francisco Lindor is one of the game’s most talented young players, and he reminded the Astros of that Thursday. Lindor’s two-run, go-ahead homer in the seventh powered the Indians to a 4-3 victory over the Astros in the series finale at Progressive Field. “It was fun to see,” Lindor said. “As soon as […]

Catherine D. Lynn, 88, of Marion

Catherine D. Lynn, age 88 of Marion, formerly of Adelaide, PA died peacefully on April 12, 2017. Catherine was born on May 27, 1928, the youngest of 8 children to the late John and Helen (Doleshak) Durkat of Adelaide PA. Devoted wife for 35 years to the late John J. Lynn, and mother to Catherine […]

Edith M. “Edie” Kirby, 90, formerly of Marion

Edith M. “Edie” Kirby, age 90, formerly of Marion, died early Thursday morning, September 24, 2015, at Woodside Village in Mount Gilead following an extended illness. On May 27, 1925, Edie was born in Marion, Ohio, the only daughter of four children of the late George W. and Carrie E. (Enos) Miller.  She graduated from […]

High interest pushes “Nunsense” onto the Palace Theatre’s main stage

Saying it is guaranteed to lift your spirits, the Marion Palace Theatre will stage the musical comedy “Nunsense” for three performances on the theatre’s main stage on April 17, 18 and 19, 2015. Please note, due to the number of advance ticket sales this production has been relocated from the May Pavilion to the main […]