Marion mayor picked as running mate in governor’s race

Former state Rep. Connie Pillich announced Thursday that Marion Mayor Scott Schertzer would join her ticket as her running mate. Schertzer was a public school teacher and previously worked in the offices of then-Secretary of State Sherrod Brown and Treasurer Mary Ellen Withrow. He was elected mayor of Marion in 2007, the first Democrat elected […]

Marion crash claims the life of a Kansas man

Troopers from the Marion Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol are currently investigating a fatal crash that occurred on Wednesday, January 17, 2018, at approximately 6:10 a.m. on State Route 423 north of Newmans-Cardington Road in Pleasant Township. According to the Patrol, a 2017 GMC Acadia driven by Sheri Morrow, 53, of Marion, Ohio […]

Public invited to tour the new MTC Mobile Training Lab

High-tech training is going on the road with Marion Technical College’s new Mobile Training Lab. Local companies and residents are invited to tour this new 40-foot educational tool on Wednesday, January 24, 2018 from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. as a part of the Marion Chamber of Commerce’s Bagels and Business event. The new $500,000 […]

Palace Theatre presents “Mark Nizer 4D” and “The Greatest Showman” this weekend

The Golden Globe award-winning film “The Greatest Showman” will play at the historic Marion Palace Theatre January 19 and 20, 2018. The Palace Theatre is located at 276 W. Center Street in Marion, Ohio. “The Greatest Showman” is a bold and original musical that celebrates the birth of show business and the sense of wonder […]

Renacci drops bid for Ohio governor, jumps into race for U.S. Senate

Republican U.S. Rep. Jim Renacci said Thursday he will leave the Ohio governor’s race to run for U.S. Senate in an attempt to unseat incumbent Democratic U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown. In an email to supporters, Renacci confirmed Wednesday that he had met with White House officials, who asked him to run. “While my strong distaste […]

Marion man charged in connection with overdose death

A Marion man has been charged for his alleged involvement with the overdose of another man over two years ago. On January 3, 2016, the Marion Police Department and the Marion City Fire Department were called to a home in the 200 block of Kenmore Avenue. Officers said they located an unresponsive 35-year-old male. Police said […]

First half 2017 property taxes are due soon

First half 2017 real estate tax bills are in the mail and are due Monday, February 5, 2018 to avoid penalty according to Marion County Treasurer, Jan Draper. This is the second year using the new format for the tax bills. The bills are full page. The color on the bills is orange. Taxpayers who […]

Used car sales topped the 2017 list of consumer complaints in Ohio

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine announced the top consumer complaints his office received in 2017, when more than 22,000 complaints were filed. “We’re committed to protecting Ohio consumers, and addressing their complaints is an important part of what we do,” Attorney General DeWine said. “In many cases, complaints are the result of a misunderstanding, and […]

Local writers sought for library’s ReadLocal Author Fair

Following the success of the inaugural ReadLocal Author Fair, the Marion Public Library is once again making plans to host the event on Saturday, March 24, 2018. The ReadLocal Author Fair is an opportunity for readers to engage with authors, and highlights the talent in our own hometown. Quickly becoming a signature event for MPL, […]

Riordan McClain selected by House panel to fill vacancy as local State Representative

Speaker Pro Tempore of the Ohio House Kirk Schuring (R-Canton) has announced that the screening panels responsible for vetting applicants to fill the vacant 81st and 87th House District seats have each made their unanimous recommendations for the appointments. Riordan McClain from Upper Sandusky has been recommended by the screening panel to fill the vacancy […]