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MTC employees raise $36,880 for student scholarships

Marion Technical College faculty and staff believe in their students, which they demonstrated with their generous gifts. In one month, employees raised $36,400 for the Marion Technical College Foundation for student scholarships. “Marion Technical College is in the business of changing lives. As we serve many who are the first in their families to attend […]

Ohio minimum wage set to go up 15 cents in 2018

Ohio employers are reminded that Ohio’s minimum wage is scheduled to increase on Jan. 1, 2018, to $8.30 per hour for non-tipped employees and $4.15 per hour for tipped employees. The minimum wage will apply to employees of businesses with annual gross receipts of more than $305,000 per year. The current 2017 Ohio minimum wage […]

Deaf women finds employment through Marion County Board of DD

Jane Honea-Krajewski may be deaf and non-speaking, but she is not silent. She has a strong, determined personality that draws people to her. These character traits, along with a little help from the Marion County Board of Developmental Disabilities (MCBDD) and Opportunities for Ohioans (OOD) with Disabilities, landed her a job at Marion Goodwill. It […]

ODOT gears up for season’s first “winter blast”

To prepare for this weekend’s first winter blast of ice and snow, the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) is pre-treating interstates, state and US routes, ramps and bridges in between peak travel times. Forecasters are calling for between one and two inches of snow in Marion County on Saturday. Pre-treating is a mixture of water […]

Senator Portman serving on conference committee for tax cut bills

Now that the Senate and House have passed their separate tax-cut plans, a select group of lawmakers will meet behind closed doors to resolve the differences. Sen. Rob Portman, an Ohio Republican and booster of the cuts, will be in that group. Republican Senate leaders Wednesday night appointed Portman and several colleagues to meet with […]

Toy Drive to benefit Salvation Army assistance program

The Marion Salvation Army is hosting a toy drive on Saturday, December 9, 2017 from 9:30 am to 12:30 pm at Big Lots in their parking lot. They are accepting new, unwrapped toys for kids of all ages to benefit their annual Christmas Assistance Program. The Salvation Army said they are coordinating assistance for 250 […]

Palace Theatre hosting Holiday Sing-A-Long and movies

The Palace Theatre’s “It’s A Wonderful Weekend” festivities kick off with the favorite holiday film, ‘The Santa Clause.” The 1994 family friendly film will be shown on Friday, Dec 8 at 7:30pm, Saturday, Dec 9 at 2pm and 7:30pm and Sunday, Dec 10 at 7:30pm. ‘The Santa Clause’ won People’s Choice Award for Favorite Comedy […]

Hunter take more deer during 2017 deer-gun season

Hunters checked 72,814 white-tailed deer during Ohio’s 2017 weeklong deer-gun hunting season, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR). Last year, hunters checked 66,758 deer over the weeklong deer-gun season. Two days (Saturday, Dec. 16, and Sunday, Dec. 17) of deer-gun season remain. The muzzleloader season is Jan. 6-9, 2018, and archery season […]

Cordray officially enters race for Ohio Governor

Richard Cordray made his long-anticipated entrance into the governor’s race Tuesday after months of speculation. Cordray, a Democrat and the former director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, adds another body to an already crowded six-way primary for the Democratic nomination to follow term-limited Republican Gov. John Kasich. He is the highest-profile candidate to enter […]

Five inducted into Marion Technical College Alumni Hall of Fame, past president honored for service

Marion Technical College honored one past president and five outstanding graduates in moving ceremonies on November 17, 2017. Also during the evening, President Ryan McCall renamed the Technical Education Center. It is now known as Bryson Hall in honor of J. Richard Bryson, who served as president of MTC for 42 years. “Dr. Bryson helped […]