Petition Withdrawal Allows Video Slots to Move Forward

A challenge to racetrack slot machines was pulled from November's ballot on Monday, and Gov. Ted Strickland moved swiftly toward getting the budget-saving gambling devices up and running.

River Valley “Is Going To Look Different”

River Valley Superintendent Tom Shade says the district is going to look a lot different with the cuts were made earlier this year. The failure of the levy Tuesday is not going to help that situation, which Shade says will only get worse without new funds.

Pleasant Will Make Future Levy Decision Soon

After losing their first attempt at an earned income tax, Pleasant Local Schools are regrouping and working to decide their next move. While another levy is certain, the exact nature of that future levy must still be determined.

Pleasant, RV School Levies Fail, Pleasant Fire Passes

The unofficial election results are in for the 2010 Primary Election in Marion County. Pleasant School's earned income tax levy and River Valley's phased-in property tax levy have both failed to win over voters.

Senate Candidate Making Second Marion Stop

Ohio Secretary of State and U.S. Senate candidate Jennifer Brunner will make a second stop in Marion today (Thursday). After visiting supporters at a Marion union hall, Brunner will tour Turning Point, during which she will meet with the public.

Senate Candidate Holding Marion Meet and Greet

Ohio Secretary of State and candidate for U.S. Senate Jennifer Brunner is holding a meet and greet on Thursday, April 29, 2010 at 6:00pm. The event is at the Laborers Local 574 Hall, 1585 Harding Highway East, Marion.

Doors open at 5:30pm and refreshments will be served.

Minimum contribution is $25.00 payable to Jennifer Brunner Committee, P.O. Box 15006, Columbus OH 43215.

RSVP to Derek at 614-602-6535 or

Election Officials Trying To Clear Up Confusion

The Marion County Board of Elections is reminding absentee voters that an additional form may need filled out in order for some ballots to be counted. The Board is also warning voters that contrary to a mass-mailed postcard, you cannot request an absentee ballot for two elections at the same time.

Auditor Candidate Holding Fundraiser At Winery

Lewis Holland, the Republican candidate for Marion County Auditor in 2010, is holding a fundraiser on Saturday, April 10, at 5:30pm.

The event is at Shamrock Winery, 111 County Road 25 (Rengert Road) near Waldo. There will be a silent auction and wine by the glass or by the bottle. Admission is free.

For more information call 740-386-6898.

Absentee Ballots Now Available

Absentee ballots for the May 4, 2010 Primary Election are now available at the Marion County Board of Elections office.

Absentees may be voted at the board office, 222 West Center Street, Marion, during regular hours Monday thru Friday.

Marion GOP Takes Sides In Commissioner Primary

Calling it a "break from tradition," the Marion County GOP has chosen sides in an upcoming primary.

In the Marion County Commissioner primary race featuring River Valley School Board President Ken Stiverson taking on former Marion County Commissioner Ken Frayer, the GOP has chosen to endorse Stiverson.