Marion campus junior earns $12K cancer research fellowship

Bailey Lucas

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

Ohio State Highway Patrol

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

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 […]

Deadline is Monday for Pearl Roberts Award nominations

The Marion Senior Center is now accepting nominations for the twelfth annual Pearl R. Roberts Award, recognizing outstanding community service by a senior citizen. Mrs. Roberts was instrumental in the development of the current Marion Senior Center facility, as well as many other programs and services for Marion area older adults. Nominees for this award, […]

“Keyboard Friends At Play” to feature newly installed church organ

A Marion Music Club free monthly program for the community will dramatize some of the extraordinary features of a newly installed Rodgers church organ completed in 2017 at the Prospect Street United Methodist Church (PSUMC), 185 South Prospect Street in downtown Marion. Keyboardist and club member Gary Flach has organized a group of local musicians […]

2018 Spring Hydrant Flushing – Week 2

Aqua Ohio’s Marion Division will conduct water main flushing in the Marion County service area Monday, April 16 through Friday, April 20, 2018 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 […]

Police seek tips after Marion gas station robbed

The Marion Police Department is seeking the public’s help in identifying a man that allegedly robbed a Marion gas station in the early Wednesday morning. On April 11, 2018 at 4:38am, officers responded to the Certified Oil gas station on East Center Street in regards to a reported armed robbery. Upon arrival, officers were advised […]

Knighting ceremony by Queen Elizabeth part of 2018 Time Travellers’ Faire

Have you ever wished you could be a princess? Or a knight? The Marion County Historical Society wants to grant your wish. Queen Elizabeth I, from the Ohio Renaissance Festival, will conduct a knighting ceremony at the Time Travellers’ Faire on Saturday, April 21st at Tri-Rivers Career Center from 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm. In […]

New rule removes “gag orders” keeping Ohio pharmacies from offering lower cost prescriptions

Ohio Department of Insurance Director Jillian Froment today issued a bulletin requiring heightened protections for Ohio consumers related to prescription drug prices. As consumers face rising health care costs, the bulletin provides Ohioans with better information that could help them save money on prescription drugs. “Consumers have a right to better understand the cost of […]

PUCO reminds Ohioans to call 8-1-1 before you dig

April is National Safe Digging Month and the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO) reminds Ohioans of the importance of digging in a safe, responsible way by calling 8-1-1 before you dig. The Ohio Utilities Protection Service (www.oups.org) is the communication link between individuals planning to dig and utility companies. The Ohio Oil and Gas […]

Ability is the focus for Mason Martin as he celebrates employment milestone

Pam Martin describes her pregnancy with son, Mason, as “perfect.” She said there were no complications and she felt great. When Mason was born, he was their first child so any challenges that they came across with eating and crying, they chalked up to “typical” and didn’t think too much of it. He walked a […]

“Of Marion We Sing!” to benefit Historical Society, Harding Home

From Florence Harding’s favorite song to rousing, toe-tapping marches, an upcoming concert will celebrate Marion in song, while supporting two important anchors of the history community. “Of Marion We Sing!” is scheduled for 7 p.m., April 10, 2018 at the River Valley High School Auditorium. Admission is $5 for ages 12 and older, and free […]

2018 Spring hydrant flushing to start

Aqua Ohio’s Marion Division will conduct water main flushing in the Marion County service area Monday, April 9 through Friday, April 13, 2018 between 8:00 am and 4:30 pm. “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 […]