Suspect identified in weekend shooting at Marion bar

On July 29, 2018 around 02:22 a.m., Marion Police Department officers responded to a shooting call at Gotham, a bar located at 137 W. Center St. in downtown Marion. Police said they found that the victim, JaShawn Ray, age 24 of Marion, had been shot multiple times in the bar. Ray was transported to Marion […]

Police investigating shooting at Marion bar

Click here for an update to this story. On July 29, 2018 around 2:22am, Marion Police Department officers responded to the report of a shooting at Gotham, a bar located at 137 W. Center Street in downtown Marion. Police report that the victim, JaShawn Ray, age 24 of Marion, had been shot multiple times in […]

Marion drive-thru robbed by armed suspect

The Marion Police Department is seeking tips from the community following an armed robbery of a Marion drive-thru late Sunday evening. At 10:19pm on May 20, 2018, the Marion Police Department received a report of an armed robbery to Jack’s Drive Thru located at 412 West Center Street in Marion. The suspect allegedly entered the […]

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 […]

New law extends protection orders to dating partners

A new Ohio law expands civil protection orders to dating partners, bringing Ohio in line with every other state except Georgia. Ohio law previously allowed spouses, cohabitants and parents to seek protection orders but excluded people who weren’t living together. House Bill 1, signed Thursday by Gov. John Kasich, expands the court orders to dating […]

Two “major drug dealers” arrested

The MARMET/METRICH Drug Task Force, with the assistance of the Marion Police Department, Marion County Sheriff’s Office, and Marion County Prosecutor’s Office, said they have arrested two major drug dealers. The investigation was concluded this past weekend with the arrest of Shiloh Jackson, 28, and Sylvester Jones, 33. Both men are from Marion and were […]

Marion police arrest man in connection to Friday homicide

The Marion Police Department is investigating an alleged homicide that took place on Friday, March 9, 2018 in Marion. A suspect was arrested on Saturday. On March 9 at 7:50 p.m., the Marion Police Department received a report of a deceased person at 643 Universal Avenue in Marion. After an initial investigation and a preliminary […]

State BCI assists in tracking online sources of school threats

School districts across the state have seen an increase in threats, causing closings, poor attendance, and arrests of those making the threats. This threats have impacted the Marion City Schools as well as Pleasant, which sent students home early on Wednesday following the discovery of a written bomb threat in a restroom. You can read […]

Marion police respond to reports of shots fired, arrest two teens

On February 18, 2018 at 5:28pm, the Marion Police Department received multiple 911 calls reporting that gun shots had been fired in the 200 block of Superior Street. Witnesses reported that two black males with dreadlocks shot in the direction of another group of people whom they had some type of verbal altercation with moments […]

Marion man charged in connection with overdose death

A Marion man has been charged for his alleged involvement with the overdose of another man over two years ago. On January 3, 2016, the Marion Police Department and the Marion City Fire Department were called to a home in the 200 block of Kenmore Avenue. Officers said they located an unresponsive 35-year-old male. Police said […]