Musical comedy, “Do Black Patent Leather Shoes Really Reflect Up?” opens Friday at May Pavilion

A three day run of the musical comedy “Do Black Patent Leather Shoes Really Reflect Up?” takes place this weekend at the Marion Palace Theatre May Pavilion. Directed by Ann Schertzer, the Palace Production will be performed Friday, October 19 at 7:30pm, Saturday, October 20 at 7:30pm and Sunday, October 21 at 2:00pm. Tickets are […]

Pleasant Music Boosters holding Spooky Spartan 5K

Everyone is invited to the fifth annual “Spooky Spartan 5k” run/walk through Pleasant Township Park in Marion. Celebrate the fall colors with your friends, family, and fellow Spooky Spartan walkers and runners on October 27, 2018 at 9:00am. Entry fee is $20 per person and entitles you to a race t-shirt and refreshments. Students (K-12) […]

Ohio AG offers charitable giving tips after Hurricane Michael

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine today offered giving tips to Ohioans who want to help those affected by Hurricane Michael. “Ohioans have always reached out to their neighbors in need with compassion and generosity. We’re confident that once again they’ll reach into their pockets to help those who were harmed by Hurricane Michael, and we […]

24th season of Five Nights on Campus kicking off with Switchback

As part of its community outreach mission, The Ohio State University at Marion is pleased to announce their line-up for the upcoming season of the popular cultural and performing arts series, Five Nights on Campus. This year’s season includes performances by the award-winning Celtic music duo Switchback, Bone Voyage Jazz Band, Americana infused Gypsy jazz […]

Ohio Attorney General warns of tech support scams

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine is warning consumers to beware of tech support scams, which have been reported by dozens of Ohioans in recent weeks. Tech support scams (also known as computer repair scams) often begin when consumers receive a phone call or warning message claiming there’s a problem with their computer. They are asked […]

Deadline to register for 2018 General Election is Tuesday

Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted has reminded voters that the deadline to register to vote in the 2018 General Election is Tuesday, October 9. The full, detailed and interactive 2018 elections calendar is available on the Secretary of State’s website. In November, voters will decide a statewide ballot initiative, as well as races for […]

2018 Fall Hydrant Flushing – Week 5

Aqua Ohio

Aqua Ohio’s Marion Division will conduct water main flushing in the Marion County service area Monday, October 8 through Thursday, October 11 between 8:00 am and midnight. “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, Operations […]


Cast announced for Palace Theatre’s Junior Musical “Junie B. Jones, Jr.”

Under the direction of Kristi Wink, “Junie B. Jones, Jr.” will go from page to stage at the historic Marion Palace Theatre. The junior musical is set to be performed Friday, October 5 at 7:30pm, Saturday, October 6 at 7:30pm and Sunday, October 7 at 2:00pm. Tickets are on sale now. Starring over 40 local […]

2018 Fall Hydrant Flushing – Week 3

Aqua Ohio’s Marion Division will conduct water main flushing in the Marion County service area Monday, September 24 through Friday, September 28, 2018 between 8:00 am and midnight. “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, […]

Wine tasting continues to support operation of WOSU tower

The Ohio State University at Marion’s Guthery Community Room in Maynard Hall is the setting for WOSU’s 17th annual wine tasting benefit, A Taste of the Harvest, Monday, October 1, 2018 from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. Proceeds from the event help operate WOSB 91.1 FM, part of the WOSU-FM Classics Network, which carries and strengthens […]

New Marion church to kick off with FallFest

Rise Church is a new church plant and is driven by a deep conviction to impact the community of Marion. They are inviting the community to join them on Sunday, October 7, 2018 at 9:00am or 10:45 am for their inaugural service at 2434 Smeltzer Road. In addition, the new church will hold their 1st […]

Crash claims life of Marion woman

Troopers from the Marion Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol are investigating a fatal crash that occurred on Wednesday, September 19, 2018, at approximately 4:05am on US 23 at Bethlehem Road in Marion County. The crash involved a green 1999 Honda CRV driven by Rachel Sullivan, 28, of Marion and a 2015 Volvo tractor […]

Marion County Board of DD employees honored as “Hometown Heroes”

Regional Director of Modern Woodmen of America, Central Ohio, Lori Seckel and three financial representatives, Laura Word, Pam Pinney and Kathie Seckel, recently joined together to present sixteen Hometown Hero awards to the Marion County Board of Developmental Disabilities Service and Support Administration (SSA) team. “We recognize that there are many times that this team […]

Palace Theatre features night of classic rock with Ambrosia and Orleans

On Friday, September 28, 2018 at 8:00 p.m. two of classic rock’s greatest bands, Ambrosia and Orleans, take the Marion Palace Theatre stage for one night of great music. Orleans is best known as the 70s pop-rock band that brought iconic hits like “Still the One,” “Dance With Me,” and “Love Takes Time.” With a […]

2018 Fall Hydrant Flushing – Week 2

Aqua Ohio’s Marion Division will conduct water main flushing in the Marion County service area Monday, September 17 through Friday, September 21 between 8:00 am and midnight. “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, Operations […]

Crash claims life of Marion man

Troopers from the Marion Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol are investigating a fatal crash that occurred on Monday, September 10, 2018 at 1 :00 pm on State Route 98 at the US 23 northbound off-ramp in Marion County. The crash involved a silver 2003 Cadillac DeVille driven by Richard Butler, age 79, of […]

Alzheimer’s Association to speak at September Caregiver Connections

Michelle Crum, with the Alzheimer’s Association of Central Ohio, will be the guest speaker for the September meeting of Caregiver Connections. Ms. Crum will speak about stress and coping techniques related to caregivers. She will also give a brief over-view of her agency and the many services available. Caregiver Connections is a quarterly meeting sponsored […]

Fall 2018 Hydrant Flushing – Week One

Aqua Ohio’s Marion Division will conduct water main flushing in the Marion County service area Monday, September 10 through Friday, September 14, 2018 between 8:00 am and midnight. “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, […]

Disney’s “Christopher Robin” film at the Marion Palace Theatre

The Palace Cultural Arts Association (PCAA) is pleased to announce the Disney animated comedy film “Christopher Robin” will be shown on September 14, 15, and 16, 2018. The Palace Theatre is located at 276 W. Center Street in Marion, Ohio. The following movie synopsis is provided by Rovi. Christopher Robin (Ewan McGregor) — now a […]

Patrol reports fewer fatal crashes for 2018 Labor Day holiday

The Ohio State Highway Patrol is reporting 13 fewer traffic fatalities over the Labor Day Holiday as compared to last year, according to provisional data. There were 11 fatal crashes which claimed 11 lives – a decrease from 2017 when 22 fatal crashes killed 24 people. Alcohol was a contributing factor in at least two […]