Marsy’s Law approved for November ballot

Ohio voters will decide this November whether to strengthen crime victims’ rights enumerated in the state constitution by voting on Marsy’s Law for Ohio. Officially called the Ohio Crime Victims Bill of Rights, the proposed constitutional amendment was certified Monday by the Ohio secretary of state. If the measure is approved by voters, Ohio would […]

Supporters of Marsy’s Law submit signatures for constitutional amendment

Victims’ rights advocates submitted 563,556 signatures to Secretary of State Jon Husted’s office Thursday, aiming to put a constitutional amendment called Marsy’s Law for Ohio on the November ballot. Husted’s staff will review the signatures in support of the amendment, checking names and making sure addresses match with voter registrations. At least 305,591 valid signatures […]

Marion woman arrested for alleged homicide

The Marion Police Department said they have arrested a woman and charged her with murder after the discovery of a victim on Wednesday evening. At 7:03pm on June 7, 2017, the Marion Combined Dispatch Center received a 911 call from 303 Uncapher Avenue. The caller reported that they discovered a family member who was covered […]

Marion man arrested for drive-by shooting on a minibike

The Marion Police Department said they arrested a man for allegedly firing a gun into a home while riding past it on a minibike. On Wednesday, May 3, 2017, at about 5:00pm, officers of the Marion Police Department responded to the 700-block of West Center Street for the report of a shooting. It was found […]

Ohio delays executions while appealing court decision over drug protocol

Execution dates for nine death row inmates have been delayed while the state continues its appeal of a court decision blocking use of its lethal injection protocol. Nine executions were pushed back in a revised schedule released Monday by Gov. John Kasich. The next execution, of Akron child killer Ronald Phillips, was rescheduled for July […]

Forensic facial reconstruction created for unidentified remains found in 1989 in Marion County

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine and Marion County Sheriff Tim Bailey have released the facial reconstruction of a man whose skeletal remains were found more than 27 years ago. The clay model was created by a forensic artist with the Attorney General’s Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation (BCI) in an effort to help Marion County […]

Marion community encouraged to “Take Back the Night” against sexual violence

Marion Technical College and The Ohio State University at Marion invite the community to a special one-night event to shed light on the issue of sexual violence called Take Back the Night (TBTN), Wednesday, April 19, 7-9 p.m. on the Marion campus. TBTN is sponsored by the “Changing Campus Culture Grant” the campus recently received. […]

Ohio watchdog says MCI inmates built and hid computers used to commit crimes

Unsupervised inmates at Marion Correctional Institution used two computers hidden in the ceiling to attempt identity fraud, an investigation from the state’s top watchdog found. After finding the computers in July 2015, then-Warden Jason Bunting and other prison officials did not immediately notify the Ohio State Highway Patrol and the Ohio Inspector General, as required […]

Bank robbery suspect arrested

The Marion Police Department said that they have arrested a suspect in the Wednesday robbery of the Huntington Bank location in downtown Marion. On March 29, 2017 at about 4:00pm, officers from the Marion Police Department responded to Huntington Bank for the report of a robbery that had just occurred. Investigators said the suspect provided […]

Troopers stop mobile meth lab on U.S. 23 just south of Marion

On March 3, 2017 at 2:06 PM, Ohio State Highway Patrol Troopers stopped a vehicle traveling southbound on US 23 at mile post 20 in Delaware County for a speeding violation. The driver of the vehicle was allegedly found to be in possession of drug paraphernalia and further investigation revealed chemicals commonly used to manufacture […]