Police Make Arrests For Alleged Counterfeit Bills

The Marion City Police Department says that on March 30, at approximately 8:36pm, a male subject entered the Speedway gas station on Delaware Avenue and attempted to purchase merchandise with counterfeit $20 bills.

The clerk told police she noticed a difference in the bills and verified they were not legitimate when the bills were marked with a currency pen. The clerk kept the bills and the subject paid for his purchase with real money.

According to police, the suspect was later identified as Joey Lee Callahan, 23, of 253 Libby Lane.

Man Sought For Drug Trafficking

Investigation Leads To Eight Drug Arrests

The MARMET / METRICH Drug Task Force has announced the conclusion of a five month long drug trafficking investigation as of April 2, 2010. The task force says the investigation has led to eight arrests, with several more pending.

Arrested were:

Investment Protects Ohio State Bank

On March 31, 2010, Rbancshares, Inc. finalized closing arrangements on The Ohio State Bank headquartered in Marion, Ohio. With the finalized closing, Rbancshares, Inc. (“RBS”) is providing $7 million in new capital to The Ohio State Bank.

The new capital is to be used to restore The Ohio State Bank’s regulatory capital ratios which now exceed the regulatory definition of a well-capitalized bank.

Answers Offered To Questions About Census

Have questions about completing your 2010 Census form? By now, thousands of Ohioans have received the Census in the mail, but many are uncertain how to answer some of the questions.

Ohio Treasurer Kevin L. Boyce has created a list of some common problems and answers to help residents complete the questionnaire.

Cafe To Explore Lake Erie Science

The Ohio State University at Marion invites the community to the Infinity Restaurant in the historic Harding Hotel, 267 West Center Street, downtown Marion, Tuesday, April 6, 7 p.m., for a free monthly community dialogue on science entitled, Science Café.

State Warns Against Military Impersonators

Ohio Attorney General Richard Cordray yesterday warned consumers to watch for scammers who impersonate military members online to swindle money.

“We have recently heard of various scenarios in which con artists claim to be deployed servicemen in order to exploit well-meaning people,” Cordray said. “The stories run the gamut, from selling non-existent cars online to using dating sites to entice women into sending money. These scams are truly despicable.”

Marion GOP Takes Sides In Commissioner Primary

Calling it a "break from tradition," the Marion County GOP has chosen sides in an upcoming primary.

In the Marion County Commissioner primary race featuring River Valley School Board President Ken Stiverson taking on former Marion County Commissioner Ken Frayer, the GOP has chosen to endorse Stiverson.

City Seeks Two New Fire Fighters

The City of Marion has announced an upcoming civil service exam for people between the ages of 18 and 30 interested in becoming a city firefighter.

Applicants must have a high school diploma or GED. Applicants with an honorable discharge from the US Military, with a state of Ohio Paramedic Certificate, or who have completed the 240-hour Firefighter course will get extra points.

The agility test will be presented first on May 1st. Participants must have a signed release from their doctor to take the test.

MTC, Heidelberg Sign New Partnership

Heidelberg University and Marion Technical College have sealed the deal on an agreement that they say will allow MTC students a seamless transfer to Heidelberg with a new dual admission and transfer partnership.

Administrators from both institutions gathered at Marion Technical College on Thursday to sign the articulation agreement, the fourth such partnership established between community and technical colleges and Heidelberg.