Marion Market offers incentive perks to SNAP users

Fresh, healthy produce is now more affordable in Marion, Ohio for people shopping with SNAP (formerly known as Food Stamps). Marion Ohio Market is participating in the Produce Perks program, which provides a dollar for dollar match to SNAP customers to spend on fruits and vegetables. The program helps our communities members using federal benefits […]

Annual Christmas parade set for Downtown Marion this weekend

The Downtown Marion Christmas Parade will step off at 12:00 PM Saturday, December 2, 2017. The route will follow along Center Street, stepping off at Greenwood Street and finishing at Orchard Street (near City Hall and the Palace Theatre). The parade will feature 33 participants, including Anna, Elsa, and Prince Han from Frozen, sponsored by […]

Community collaboration results in demolition of buildings, park expansion

A downtown eyesore that has worn out its welcome is on its way to becoming a community asset.  The fire-ravaged buildings at 146 and 148 S. Main St. are about to be razed thanks to a major community collaboration. In their place, for at least the time being, will be an expansion of Founders Park. […]

Deadline extended to submit ideas for Downtown Marion cardinal project

Sculptor Merle Randolph and the Cardinal Committee from Downtown Marion, Inc., answered questions and fielded suggestions from many local artists recently about the Cardinal Statue project coming to downtown Marion this summer. As a result, the committee extended the deadline for design applications until April 30, 2017. In addition, the guidelines for the project were […]

Winners announced in “Keep the Cheer Here” program

Jean and John Johnson won Downtown Marion and The Union Bank’s “Keep the Cheer Here” holiday shop local program.  Designed to promote shopping locally, those using the program’s coupons could enter to win certificates to locally owned stores, restaurants and businesses. As winners, the Johnsons received $300 worth of certificates from 15 different businesses. Also […]

Downtown Marion set to host annual Pop N Drop

The annual Pop N Drop will ring in the New Year in Downtown Marion on Wednesday, December 31, 2014.  The free event will feature singing, dancing, popcorn, and hot chocolate starting at 10:00pm with fireworks and a ball drop at the stroke of midnight. It all takes place in the parking lot at 172 West […]

Christmas activities set for Downtown Marion

Downtown Marion is set to host a variety of Christmas activities this Saturday, December 6, 2014, including the annual Peanut Push, Santa, and several free events for kids. The annual WMRN Peanut Push benefits the Christmas Clearing House and starts at 10:00 a.m. Competitors will race to push a peanut across West Center Street (just […]

“Keep the Cheer Here” program offers $700 in gift card prizes

Downtown Marion and The Union Bank (formerly The Ohio State Bank) have partnered to launch the annual “Let’s Keep the Cheer Here” program, designed to promote shopping locally. Pam Workman of The Union Bank said, “This is a continued expansion of a coupon program we began several years ago.  We then teamed up with Downtown […]

Car Show, Last Market are Friday in Downtown Marion

Downtown Marion will host the Shoot the Loop Tailgate Party Car Show this Friday, October 10, 2014.  It had originally been set for October 3, but was pushed back a week due to bad weather. Located in the Marion City Parking lot on the corner of South Prospect and West Church Streets, registration will be […]

Downtown Marion Offering Lofty Spaces & Yummy Places Tour

Interested in the idea of loft living? You are invited to join Downtown Marion on Friday, August 1, 2014 from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. for Lofty Spaces & Yummy Places. For $15, you’ll get an up close look at 10 downtown loft spaces. Plus, you’ll visit several “yummy” places during your tour. The tours will […]