Five inducted into MTC Alumni Hall of Fame, new OhioHealth Human Anatomy & Physiology Lab opened

Alumni Hall of Fame 2018 Inductees and Dr. McCall. From left to right: Jean Obenour, Robin Schelb, Cynthia Hartman, Annette Walton, Nathan Miller, and Dr. McCall

Marion Technical College recently honored five outstanding graduates in the Third Annual Alumni Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony. This year’s honorees included: Cynthia Hartman, Class of 1977, Director of Nursing at MTC Nathan Miller, Class of 2008, Operations Manager at the Nielsen Company Jean Obenour, Class of 1985, Owner of Custom Professional Accounting Robin Schelb, […]

Aqua Ohio concludes 2018 construction projects

Aqua Ohio

Aqua is concluding their 2018 water system improvement season for the water system that serves Marion, Caledonia, Martel and Prospect. The 2018 projects included replacement of 11,000 linear feet of aging, undersized water mains, including the installation 21 new fire hydrants and other related infrastructure. Combined with replacements made last year, Aqua Ohio says these […]

Marion Sheriff’s Office hopes new smartphone app will improve school safety

The Marion County Sheriff’s Office now allows members of the school community to share important safety information anonymously with administrators and school officials by sending them a secure message with information about bullying, hazing and drug use as well suspicious or potentially criminal activity via a free smartphone app. Developed by tip411, the Marion County […]

Marion Public Health seeks potential board members

Marion Public Health

For those interested in making a difference in the health of our community, the Marion County District Advisory Council is currently accepting letters of interest from people who would like to serve as a member of the Marion Public Health Board. The Board of Health has fiduciary authority over the $2.5 million dollar budget and […]

You are invited to take a ‘Walk with a Doc’ December 6

Ohio State University Extension

Ohio State University Extension is encouraging residents to take a step toward better health with Walk with a Doc, a walking program that brings together doctors and patients every first Thursday of the month from noon to 1:00pm at the Marion YMCA. Physicians from OhioHealth and Center Street Community Health Center will kick off the […]

WBC to Find the “Magic” that Helps You Win and Keep Winning

Set for Monday, December 10, 2018, Brock Meadows will review “The Magic That Helps You Win and Keep Winning … how do you bridge the gap between where you are and that heroic potential that lays inside you?” The Marion Women’s Business Council luncheon meeting will be from 11:30 to 1:00 in the Guthery Room […]

Ohio Attorney General offers charitable giving tips for Giving Tuesday

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine today offered charitable giving tips ahead of Giving Tuesday, the Tuesday after Thanksgiving, when donors are encouraged to make charitable contributions amid the holiday shopping season. “There are many worthwhile causes to support, but unfortunately, there are also some con artists who take advantage of the generosity of others,” Attorney […]

Annual holiday production of “Christmas at the Palace” takes center stage November 30

Taking center stage at the historic Marion Palace Theatre is the annual community production of “Christmas at the Palace” on Friday, November 30 at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, December 1 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, December 2 at 2:00 p.m. Written and directed by Clare Cooke, “Christmas at the Palace 2018: The Gift of Family” features […]

Free counseling on Medicare options available

Open Enrollment, which runs October 15th through December 7th, 2018, is that one time each year when older Ohioans can, and should, review their Medicare options and coverage. It is important for older adults to understand that there are different plans and choices available for the upcoming year and that price comparisons can be very […]

Ohio Ag Department offering 2019 funding for agricultural easement purchase program

The Ohio Department of Agriculture today announced that eight land trusts, four counties and 15 Soil and Water Conservation Districts will receive funding to help preserve farmland across the state. These organizations will receive allocations from the Clean Ohio Fund to select, close and monitor easements under the Local Agricultural Easement Purchase Program (LAEPP). LAEPP […]

Marion officer received top honor at Patrol Training Academy

Members of the 140th Basic Peace Officer Class, including one from Marion, received training certificates during a graduation ceremony held Friday, November 16, 2018 at the Ohio State Highway Patrol Training Academy. The 12 graduates will assume duties as peace officers for 10 Ohio agencies. The 22-week basic course began in June. The course was […]

Adult students can get creative in “Art of Lettering” workshop

Marion Palace Theatre management announces it will host a new adult Arts Palace class, ‘The Art of Lettering.’ This casual class is a fun opportunity for participants to learn a beautiful, trendy method of hand lettering. Early registration is strongly advised, as classes may fill quickly. The first class sold out; therefore a second class […]

City services altered for 2018 Thanksgiving holiday

Mayor Scott Schertzer is announcing that all City of Marion departments will be closed on Thursday, November 22, 2018 for the Thanksgiving holiday. Offices in City Hall will also be closed on Friday, November 23, 2018. As a result of offices in City Hall being closed on Thursday and Friday, the weekly early closure day […]

Marion YMCA recognized for Marion Mentors program, hires full time director

Marion Mentors 21, Marion County’s youth mentoring collaborative, was recently recognized for it’s success and is expanding after three years of providing volunteer adult mentors to Marion youth. Marion Mentors is a community collaboration, led by the Marion Family YMCA, which supports the development of one-on-one relationships between a volunteer adult role model and a […]

Ohio State Marion hopes tailgate/food drive stocks new food pantry shelves

The Ohio State University at Marion has been working for over a year to determine community and campus need, secure space, and funding for their new Buckeye Food Alliance Marion Campus Food Pantry. With a grand opening and ribbon cutting ceremony set for Wednesday, November 14th, the campus welcomes students, faculty, staff, alumni, the community, […]

“A Star Is Born” to play at Palace Theatre this weekend

In this new take on the iconic love story A STAR IS BORN, Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga depict the tale of Jack and Ally, two artistic souls coming together, on stage and in life. A STAR IS BORN will be shown at the Marion Palace Theatre at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, November 16, Saturday, […]

Marion police searching for missing 14-year-old – UPDATE

Update on the following story: On November 12, 2018 at about 3:30pm, officers from the Marion Police Department located Robert Whitehead unharmed. He was arrested on a warrant and transported to the Juvenile Detention Center. The Marion Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance in locating missing 14-year-old Robert Whitehead. Robert was reported missing […]

Ohio Department of Agriculture offers tips for buying firewood

As winter quickly approaches and more people look to firewood to help heat their homes, the Ohio Department of Agriculture is offering some basic tips to help when purchasing wood. The following firewood rules and regulations are helpful to review: Non-packaged firewood must be sold by the cord or by fractions of a cord. One […]

Man arrested for armed robbery of Marion gas station

The Marion Police Department said they arrested a man for the armed robbery of the Speedway gas station, 800 Bellefontaine Avenue in Marion, that occurred on October 6, 2018. Joangelo Freeman, 46, was arrested without incident in the 300 block of Chestnut Street on November 5. In addition to a charge of Aggravated Robbery, the […]