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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

165 students receive scholarships through Marion Community Foundation, $385,000 awarded

From a single $1,000 scholarship to 165 recipients of awards totaling $385,000, Marion Community Foundation’s scholarship program has come a long way in 20 years. And, the scholarship program continues to grow. “We have come a long way since 1999 and there are good reasons for that,” said Dean Jacob, President and CEO. The total […]

First scholarships from Whirlpool wind turbine project announced

Turning wind power into scholars is what the partnership of Whirlpool Corporation’s Marion Operations and One Energy LLC has accomplished. In 2018, eight local students have been selected by Marion Community Foundation’s scholarship committee to receive the appliance manufacturer’s STEM scholarships. These include: Jason Joehlin, James Lee, Franklyn Lofton, Phillip Nicol, Joshua Niles, Dawson Pike, […]

New Marion Technical College scholarship will pay for student’s second year of college

Marion Technical College has announced a new scholarship program to help their students walk across the stage with their diplomas. The Get To Next Scholars program will cover the cost of tuition for recipients during their second year of degree completion. “MTC is in the business of changing lives,” said Dr. Ryan McCall, President of […]

United Federal Credit Union begins 2018 scholarship program

United Federal Credit Union will recognize six high school seniors that demonstrate academic excellence and community involvement with scholarships of $1000 each. Entries are due by 5 p.m. local time on March 31, 2018. Applicants must: Be an active Member of United Federal Credit Union; Be a graduating high school senior; Demonstrate a commitment to […]

Campus collects scarves, hats, and gloves to distribute free to the community

A group of Ohio State Marion faculty, staff, alumni, and students from the campus social work club have teamed up to spread love and warmth to Marion as part of the third annual Loving Scarves campaign. Loving Scarves is an initiative to collect and distribute hats, gloves, mittens, and scarves to community members in need. […]

PUCO reminds Ohioans that heating assistance is available

The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO) wants to remind Ohioans that assistance is available for those that have been disconnected or are threatened with disconnection from their heating source. The Winter Reconnect Order allows residential customers the opportunity to have their service restored or maintained by paying the amount due or $175, whichever is […]

Community Foundation opens 2018 scholarship program

Marion Community Foundation’s 2018 Scholarship Program is now underway for area high school seniors and graduates. The Foundation’s scholarship program, which has grown exponentially since its first award in 2000, now includes 116 funds. Last year, the Foundation’s scholarship funds generated 193 awards – totaling just over $291,000 – for 140 Marion area high school […]