Marion County Board of DD employees honored as “Hometown Heroes”

Regional Director of Modern Woodmen of America, Central Ohio, Lori Seckel and three financial representatives, Laura Word, Pam Pinney and Kathie Seckel, recently joined together to present sixteen Hometown Hero awards to the Marion County Board of Developmental Disabilities Service and Support Administration (SSA) team. “We recognize that there are many times that this team […]

Wyandot Snacks pledged $100,000 to Harding 2020

Wyandot Snacks has pledged $100,000 to support HARDING 2020. The funds are dedicated to restoring the original home of President Warren G. Harding, a long-time Marion resident elected as the nation’s 29th President in 1920, as well as constructing a new Presidential Center and seeding an endowment for future site operations. “History serves as our […]

Tractor Supply’s “Follow Us to the Fair” Tour to honor several area 4-H and FFA youth

Fair season is back and Tractor Supply Company’s “Follow Us to the Fair” Tour is making its way to the Marion County Fair. From Monday, July 2 to Friday, July 6, 2018, fairgoers will have the opportunity to visit the 2,000 sq. ft. experience and join Tractor Supply in recognizing Marion-area 4-H and FFA youth […]

United Bank recognizes 10 outstanding Marion County high school seniors

United Bank hosted the Annual Academic Awards Breakfast at the Marion Chamber of Commerce on May 9, 2018. Each year the breakfast is held to honor seniors from each of the county high schools. They are chosen by their administration according to their academic records, extracurricular activities, and overall achievements. Featured guest speaker, Kate Fisher […]

First scholarships from Whirlpool wind turbine project announced

Turning wind power into scholars is what the partnership of Whirlpool Corporation’s Marion Operations and One Energy LLC has accomplished. In 2018, eight local students have been selected by Marion Community Foundation’s scholarship committee to receive the appliance manufacturer’s STEM scholarships. These include: Jason Joehlin, James Lee, Franklyn Lofton, Phillip Nicol, Joshua Niles, Dawson Pike, […]

Ability is the focus for Mason Martin as he celebrates employment milestone

Pam Martin describes her pregnancy with son, Mason, as “perfect.” She said there were no complications and she felt great. When Mason was born, he was their first child so any challenges that they came across with eating and crying, they chalked up to “typical” and didn’t think too much of it. He walked a […]

Nominations sought for Marion’s Customer Service Star Award

Successfully marketing Marion as a tourism destination is only half of the equation in supporting the $79 million industry in our county. Local attractions, restaurants, and hotels welcome visitors and make their time in our community pleasant and memorable. In an effort to recognize the valuable efforts of our tourism industry staffers, the Marion Area […]

Ruth named to Modern Woodmen’s President’s Club

Roger L. Ruth, Marion, Ohio, a representative of Modern Woodmen of America, has been named to Modern Woodmen’s President’s Club. This distinction recognizes Ruth’s high achievement in the sales of financial products to meet families’ protection, savings and retirement needs. Ruth ranks among the organization’s representatives nationwide. The local Modern Woodmen office is located at […]

Seckel attends Modern Woodmen Leadership Career Institute

Lori D. Seckel, of Marion, a Modern Woodmen of America regional director, recently attended the Modern Woodmen Leadership Career Institute, held at Modern Woodmen’s home office in Rock Island, Ill. Modern Woodmen’s top managers are invited to attend the event where elite speakers teach attendees to become better leaders, improve results in their regions, and […]

Public invited to tour the new MTC Mobile Training Lab

High-tech training is going on the road with Marion Technical College’s new Mobile Training Lab. Local companies and residents are invited to tour this new 40-foot educational tool on Wednesday, January 24, 2018 from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. as a part of the Marion Chamber of Commerce’s Bagels and Business event. The new $500,000 […]