2018 Marion County Fair

This is fair week. The 168th fair runs from July 2 through July 7, 2018. The six-day event features livestock shows, horse shows, dog shows, arts and crafts exhibits, evening performances, rodeos, merchant vendors, senior citizens, veterans and kids days, rides and of course the ever popular fair food. To view a complete list of events […]

Marion Palace Theatre announces Disney’s “NEWSIES” cast members

The Marion Palace Theatre kicks off their 90th Anniversary Season with the Tony Award-winning musical production “NEWSIES” directed by Clare Cooke. Inspired by a triumphant true story, “NEWSIES” leaps off the stage July 7-July 15 at the historic Marion Palace Theatre. The Broadway phenomenon tells the story of a band of underdogs who took on […]

Registration open for 2018 Marion YMCA Summer Camp

The Marion Family YMCA Summer Day Camp is accepting registration for weeks June 18 through August 10, 2018. Y Summer Camp focuses on age appropriate activities that build positive relationships, create a sense of achievement, and give boys and girls a chance to belong. Children ages three through 15 will find a day camp experience […]

Ohio House passes legislation designating day for Atomic Veterans

State Representative Riordan McClain (R-Upper Sandusky) announced House passage of House Bill 414, sponsored by State Representative Tim Schaffer (R-Lancaster), that designates July 16 as “National Atomic Veterans Day” in Ohio. Members of the Ohio House today favorably passed a slate of 28 bills that impact constituents of the 87th House District, demonstrating that the […]

Marion Public Health closing early June 12 for training

Due to a staff in-service all divisions of Marion Public Health will close at 11:30am on Tuesday, June 12, 2018. All divisions will re-open at 8:00AM Wednesday, June 13th. This closing includes Administration, Public Health Nursing, Environmental Health, Emergency Preparedness, Vital Statistics and the WIC Office.

Summer Food Program for area kids in full swing for the summer

This summer, the Ohio Department of Education is sponsoring the Summer Food Service Program, providing children with free, healthy meals. It’s easy to participate and no sign up is required. Simply call 1-866-3-HUNGRY (1-866-348-6479), visit education.ohio.gov/KidsEat or use the Department’s mobile app for meal times and locations. The Ohio Department of Education Mobile App is available free of charge […]

State cancels $1 billion medicaid cut to Ohio hospitals

The state has canceled a planned $1.1 billion Ohio Medicaid cut to hospitals, saying an uptick in the economy and reshuffling money in the health care program has prevented the reduction. The cut would have represented 5 percent of what Ohio Medicaid pays hospitals to treat some 3 million program recipients who qualify based on […]

Two seriously injured in dirt bike/ATV collision

The Marion Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol is investigating a serious injury crash that occurred at approximately 2:55am on June 9, 2018, on Owens Road at the intersection of Dunbar Road in Pleasant Township, Marion County. According to the Patrol, Lance Fisher, 33, of Marion, was riding a 1996 Honda XR250R dirt bike […]

Marion County Republican Party seeks applicants for County Coroner following resignation

The Marion County Republican Party is seeking candidates for consideration to fill the unexpired term of Marion County Coroner, Dr Marc Comianos. The local GOP received notice from Dr. Comianos that he has resigned effective May 25, 2018. “We are saddened to lose the years of experience and trust that Dr. Comianos brought to his […]

Ohio State to cover full cost of tuition for Ohio Pell students at regional campuses

Low- and moderate-income students at Ohio State’s five regional campuses soon will have unprecedented support to cover the cost of their tuition and mandatory fees. Starting in spring 2019, the university will commit up to $3 million a year in additional financial aid to meet the tuition and mandatory fee needs of regional campus students […]