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 […]

MTC employees raise $36,880 for student scholarships

Marion Technical College faculty and staff believe in their students, which they demonstrated with their generous gifts. In one month, employees raised $36,400 for the Marion Technical College Foundation for student scholarships. “Marion Technical College is in the business of changing lives. As we serve many who are the first in their families to attend […]

Deaf women finds employment through Marion County Board of DD

Jane Honea-Krajewski may be deaf and non-speaking, but she is not silent. She has a strong, determined personality that draws people to her. These character traits, along with a little help from the Marion County Board of Developmental Disabilities (MCBDD) and Opportunities for Ohioans (OOD) with Disabilities, landed her a job at Marion Goodwill. It […]

Toy Drive to benefit Salvation Army assistance program

The Marion Salvation Army is hosting a toy drive on Saturday, December 9, 2017 from 9:30 am to 12:30 pm at Big Lots in their parking lot. They are accepting new, unwrapped toys for kids of all ages to benefit their annual Christmas Assistance Program. The Salvation Army said they are coordinating assistance for 250 […]

Two more dates for families to register with Christmas Clearinghouse

Junior Service Guild has announced they will hold two more days of registrations for their annual Christmas Clearinghouse program. The group organizes the adoption of well over 400 families in need each year to help provide Christmas gifts. The upcoming dates are: November 3, 2017 from 4:00 pm till 6:00 pm November 4, 2017 from […]

Following over 40 years of service, Mobile Meals to close

After forty-four years serving the residents of Marion and Marion County, Mobile Meals will close at the end of October. Their last delivery will be Friday, October 27, 2017. According to Dee Mackall, Executive Director, the decision to close Mobile Meals was impacted by several factors including other meal delivery programs now available to local […]

Local girl benefits from Board of DD services through horse therapy

There’s something about a horse. It could be the large stature, long flowing mane, or the way they trot freely in an open field. To watch them in pasture is relaxing. Peaceful. Maybe that is why Micki Shelter loves horses so much – or maybe it’s because Micki and the horses at Providence Therapeutic Equestrian […]

Ohio EMA urges responsible donation in times of disaster

The Ohio Emergency Management Agency (Ohio EMA) reminds Ohioans wanting to help hurricane survivors in Texas, Florida and Puerto Rico to donate responsibly. “Ohioans are caring and giving and want to help. It is one of the things I love about this great state, but we must give responsibly,” said Sima Merick, executive director of […]

PUCO highlights 2017 Lifeline Awareness Week

The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO) is participating in National Lifeline Awareness Week, Sept. 11–17, 2017, reminding low-income telephone consumers that assistance is available to stay connected to local resources and emergency services. The PUCO, Federal Communications Commission, National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners and the National Association of State Utility Consumer Advocates are […]

Ohio AG offers charitable giving tips following Hurricane Harvey, Texas flooding

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine has offered advice to help Ohioans make wise charitable contributions and avoid scams following the catastrophic flooding in Texas caused by Hurricane Harvey. “We encourage people to be generous in helping those affected by the devastating floods in Texas,” Attorney General DeWine said. “We also encourage people to make sure […]