Marion officer received top honor at Patrol Training Academy

Members of the 140th Basic Peace Officer Class, including one from Marion, received training certificates during a graduation ceremony held Friday, November 16, 2018 at the Ohio State Highway Patrol Training Academy. The 12 graduates will assume duties as peace officers for 10 Ohio agencies. The 22-week basic course began in June. The course was […]

Adult students can get creative in “Art of Lettering” workshop

Marion Palace Theatre management announces it will host a new adult Arts Palace class, ‘The Art of Lettering.’ This casual class is a fun opportunity for participants to learn a beautiful, trendy method of hand lettering. Early registration is strongly advised, as classes may fill quickly. The first class sold out; therefore a second class […]

City services altered for 2018 Thanksgiving holiday

Mayor Scott Schertzer is announcing that all City of Marion departments will be closed on Thursday, November 22, 2018 for the Thanksgiving holiday. Offices in City Hall will also be closed on Friday, November 23, 2018. As a result of offices in City Hall being closed on Thursday and Friday, the weekly early closure day […]

Marion YMCA recognized for Marion Mentors program, hires full time director

Marion Mentors 21, Marion County’s youth mentoring collaborative, was recently recognized for it’s success and is expanding after three years of providing volunteer adult mentors to Marion youth. Marion Mentors is a community collaboration, led by the Marion Family YMCA, which supports the development of one-on-one relationships between a volunteer adult role model and a […]

Ohio State Marion hopes tailgate/food drive stocks new food pantry shelves

The Ohio State University at Marion has been working for over a year to determine community and campus need, secure space, and funding for their new Buckeye Food Alliance Marion Campus Food Pantry. With a grand opening and ribbon cutting ceremony set for Wednesday, November 14th, the campus welcomes students, faculty, staff, alumni, the community, […]

“A Star Is Born” to play at Palace Theatre this weekend

In this new take on the iconic love story A STAR IS BORN, Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga depict the tale of Jack and Ally, two artistic souls coming together, on stage and in life. A STAR IS BORN will be shown at the Marion Palace Theatre at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, November 16, Saturday, […]

Marion police searching for missing 14-year-old – UPDATE

Update on the following story: On November 12, 2018 at about 3:30pm, officers from the Marion Police Department located Robert Whitehead unharmed. He was arrested on a warrant and transported to the Juvenile Detention Center. The Marion Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance in locating missing 14-year-old Robert Whitehead. Robert was reported missing […]

Ohio Department of Agriculture offers tips for buying firewood

As winter quickly approaches and more people look to firewood to help heat their homes, the Ohio Department of Agriculture is offering some basic tips to help when purchasing wood. The following firewood rules and regulations are helpful to review: Non-packaged firewood must be sold by the cord or by fractions of a cord. One […]

Man arrested for armed robbery of Marion gas station

The Marion Police Department said they arrested a man for the armed robbery of the Speedway gas station, 800 Bellefontaine Avenue in Marion, that occurred on October 6, 2018. Joangelo Freeman, 46, was arrested without incident in the 300 block of Chestnut Street on November 5. In addition to a charge of Aggravated Robbery, the […]

2018 General Election Results

To view the latest, most complete election results, click here for the Marion County Board of Elections updates.