Red Cross Holding CPR, AED, First Aid Training

The Marion County Chapter of American Red Cross has announced two upcoming training classes.

The first — Community CPR and AED (automated external defibrillator) – will take place Saturday, April 17th, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Training will cover procedures almost anyone can use to assist persons experiencing heart-related and breathing emergencies. Participants will learn how to administer CPR to adults, children and infants. Students also will be trained to use an AED to help victims over 12 months of age. There will be a 30-minute break for lunch.

Marion Church Giving Away Clothing

Richland Road Church of Christ will be having a free spring and summer clothing giveaway on April 10, 2010 from 9 AM – 12 Noon.

Adult and children's sizes will be available.

The event is open to the community and will be located at the house on the south side of the church building.

For more information, contact the church at 740-389-1017.

Students Spend Spring Break In India

Submitted by Ohio State Marion
While throngs of co-eds from college campuses across the country flock to Daytona, Clearwater, and South Padre Island to darken their tans and unleash their youthful exuberance, a group of seven students from The Ohio State University at Marion are on a journey of learning and exploration to mystical India.

Pleasant Holding Open Enrollment

The Pleasant Local School District Open Enrollment for the 2010-2011 School Year has begun. Applications will be accepted until Monday, June 28, 2010 at 4:00 p.m.

Applications will be available in the Administrative Office, 1107 Owens Road West, Marion, Ohio. All application/enrollment material must be obtained from the office of the Superintendent.

Absentee Ballots Now Available

Absentee ballots for the May 4, 2010 Primary Election are now available at the Marion County Board of Elections office.

Absentees may be voted at the board office, 222 West Center Street, Marion, during regular hours Monday thru Friday.

“Steel Magnolias” Dinner Theatre At The Palace

The Palace Theatre presents a dinner theatre production of Steel Magnolias in the May Pavilion Friday, April 16 and Saturday, April 17 (6:00 p.m. dinner, 7:30 p.m. show) and Sunday, April 18 (12:30 p.m. dinner, 2:00 p.m. show).

Tina Salamone, with thirty years experience in theatre, takes the reins as Director of a production for the first time since coming to Marion as Executive Director of the Palace.

Event Raises Thousands For Cancer Society

bluefusion entertainment center & Jazzercise raised close to $4000.00 for the American Cancer Society through the event ”Laugh for Life” which was held in Poppy’s Sports Bar & Grille, located inside bluefusion entertainment on Saturday, March 20th, 2010.

Women’s Business Council Goes Green

The April luncheon meeting for Women’s Business Council takes a look at the growing trend of living green, presented by Angie Carbetta, Marion County Recycling & Litter Prevention, Director and Environmental Educator.

The luncheon will be Monday, April 12 at the Country Gatherings, 1775 Marion-Waldo Rd, Marion. The program is slated to start with networking at 11:30 a.m.

Please wear something green or re-purposed if you plan to attend.

Winners Named In Annual Rotary Speech Contest

The Marion Rotary Club recently hosted the annual Four-Way Test speech contest, for area scholars.

Five Honored For “Heroic Actions”

Five citizens were honored Friday by the Ohio State Highway Patrol for their heroic actions following a one-vehicle crash on January 22, 2010, on State Route 100 in Marion County.

Jeffrey Ault, Delilah Ault, Thomas Howison, all three of Galion, Gary Blum, of Shelby and Tony Perry, of Lexington, were each presented with a Certificate of Recognition by Lt. Chuck Jones, Commander of the Patrol’s Marion Post, for their selfless actions to remove a crash victim from a burning vehicle without regard for their own safety.