Marion church holding clothing giveaway

The Richland Road Church of Christ is having a free clothing giveaway on Saturday, June 11, 2016 from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM. It will be held at 585 Richland Road (the house south of the church building). Clothing of all sizes available. All clothing is free.

“Day of Action” planned to create care packs for infants in crisis

United Way of Marion County is teaming up with organizations and local businesses for this year’s United Way Day of Action on June 21, 2016. They are asking Marion County residents to help collect baby items for Care Packs that will be filled and given to infants and toddlers in crisis situations. These children are […]

2016 Summer Food Program kicks off Monday across Marion County

The Marion City Schools is once again participating in the Summer Food Service Program. June 6 – August 5, 2016 (closed July 4), meals will be provided to all children without charge. It’s easy to participate and no sign up is required. Just show up at the site during the posted times and kids get […]

At-risk families can get help at law school’s legal clinic

At-risk families in central Ohio can now get the legal help they need. Attorneys and other staff members from the Family and Youth Law Center at Capital University Law School (FYLaw) started providing legal representation and resources to eligible families on June 1, 2016. The Family and Youth Advocacy Center (FYAC), part of FYLaw, assists […]

Area residents asked to “Stamp Out Hunger” this weekend

United Way is teaming up with the National Association of Letter Carriers and local food pantries for this year’s Stamp Out Hunger event on Saturday, May 14th, 2016. This marks the 24th anniversary of one of America’s days of giving. Letter carriers walk through the community every day, often coming face to face with a […]

Legal Aid Society highlights efforts to enforce fair housing rules in Marion

Every April, HUD, local communities, fair housing advocates, and fair housing organizations across the country commemorate Fair Housing Month by hosting a variety of activities that enhance Americans’ awareness of their fair housing rights, highlight HUD’s fair housing enforcement efforts, and emphasize the importance of ending housing discrimination. “A core belief of our values as […]

Salvation Army to host series of free produce markets

The Salvation Army, 317 West Church Street, will host a series of “Farmer’s Markets” starting April 26, 2016. Mid Ohio Foodbank will be bringing a truck with produce to be distributed to households in Marion County. You must bring Photo IDs for adults and Medical Cards for children in the household & a piece of […]

Modern Woodmen contributed more than $320,000 to central Ohio in 2015

Residents and community organizations in central Ohio received $320,010.48 in assistance through Modern Woodmen of America’s fraternal member benefits and outreach projects in 2015, according to recently released results from the fraternal financial services organization. These dollars support social, educational and volunteer activities in the region. “I’m proud of what our local Modern Woodmen members […]

Marion campus launches Loving Scarves campaign

Members of The Ohio State University at Marion staff, members of the campus Social Work Club, and a host of community minded individuals are joining forces this Valentine’s Day to spread love and warmth to Marionites through their “Loving Scarves” campaign. The Loving Scarves campaign provides anonymous donations of scarves, hats, gloves, and mittens, donated […]

PUCO reminds consumers of the Winter Reconnect Order

The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO) reminds Ohioans of the Winter Reconnect Order to help consumers reconnect or maintain electric and natural gas service during the winter heating season between Oct. 19, 2015 and April 15, 2016. Any customer of a PUCO-regulated electric or natural gas utility may take advantage of the order. Last […]