Marion campus junior earns $12K cancer research fellowship

For the first time, an Ohio State Marion student is receiving a Pelotonia Fellowship to perform undergraduate cancer research. Friday the 13th brought good news to Bailey Lucas, a 20-year-old senior zoology major, when she was notified that she would be receiving the $12,000 fellowship. “I was just elated,” she said shortly after opening the […]

Federal appeals court: Ohio effort to defund Planned Parenthood unconstitutional

A panel of three federal appeals court judges ruled Wednesday that Ohio lawmakers passed an unconstitutional law that sought to defund Planned Parenthood and keep the organization from receiving public money to pay for non-abortion-related health care programs for the poor. The 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals is the second court to strike down […]

2018 Spring Hydrant Flushing – Week 3

Aqua Ohio’s Marion Division will conduct water main flushing in the Marion County service area Monday, April 23 through Friday, April 27 between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. “Flushing is an important part of our system’s regular maintenance program. It ensures hydrants and valves are working properly and helps prevent sediment buildup,” said Don Scott, […]

OhioHealth donates $100,000 to MTC for Anatomy, Physiology Lab

OhioHealth is donating $100,000 to support the training of future health care workers at Marion Technical College (MTC) in a new, state-of-the-art anatomy and physiology lab. “OhioHealth is proud to support Marion Technical College (MTC) to upgrade the college’s Skills Lab, offering a more comprehensive experience to students there, including the addition of cadavers for […]

Four injured in four vehicle crash at Barks Road and State Route 4

Troopers from the Marion Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol are investigating a serious injury crash that occurred at approximately 7:58 A.M. on April 18, 2018 at the intersection of State Route 4 and Barks Road in Marion County. The Patrol said the crash involved a 2004 Honda Civic driven by Paul M. D. […]

Untold true story of “Chappaquiddick” playing at the Marion Palace Theatre

The Palace Cultural Arts Association (PCAA) is pleased to announce the historical drama “Chappaquiddick” will play at the historic Marion Palace Theatre on Friday, April 20 at 7:30 p.m., Sunday, April 22 at 2 p.m. with open captions, and Sunday, April 22 at 7:30 p.m. The Palace Theatre is located at 276 W. Center Street […]

Local League of Women Voters hosting forum on Reformatory for Women

League of Women Voters Marion will host a Community Forum Informational Meeting for the public entitled “What’s Happening at the Ohio Reformatory for Women?” on Thursday, April 19, 2018 at 6:00 p.m. in the United Way Conference Room, 125 Executive Drive in Marion. Guest speakers will be Deb Bacon, ORW School Counselor and Vicki Radebaugh, […]

Council on Aging offering free memory screening

The Marion County Council on Aging is sponsoring a free Memory Screening Day on Thursday, April 19, 2018 beginning at 9:00am. Council on Aging staff will be administering a mini-memory exam which consists of a series of questions and tasks designed to gauge thinking, language, and memory skills. While this 30 point screening tool is […]

Annual lecture at OSUM explores climate change and environmental activism

The history department at Ohio State Marion, the Norman Thomas Memorial Endowment Fund, and Fahey Bank welcome Senior Research Specialist at Greenpeace USA, Charlie Cray to the Marion campus as the featured speaker for the 46th Annual Norman Thomas Memorial Lecture, Wednesday, April 18th at noon in Maynard Hall’s Guthery Community Room. Cray will present […]

Patrol reminds drivers to keep eyes, focus on the road

April is National Distracted Driving Awareness Month, and the Bucyrus Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol is reminding drivers to keep their eyes and focus on the roadway while driving. Last year, 13,997 crashes in Ohio had a reported distraction, resulting in 51 fatal crashes. From 2016 to 2017, the number of fatal crashes […]