Cushing Scholarship Fund gets boost from auto auction

Streetwise Motors in Marion has made a substantial contribution to the Stormy Ray Cushing Scholarship Fund at Marion Community Foundation, announced Dean Jacob, Foundation President and CEO. The dealership raffled off a 1986 Pontiac Fierro during their annual Safety City car show and donated nearly $5,000 in proceeds to the Cushing Scholarship Fund. “We can’t […]

New partnership offers truck driving training locally

Marion Technical College, Southern State Community College (SSCC) and Marion Industrial Center are coming together to offer a new truck driving academy. Interested students can sign up for the four-week classes which starts August 15, 2016. Completing the training academy qualifies them to take the test for a commercial driver’s license, or CDL. “We are […]

Corporate America Family Credit Union joins Project Backpack for 13th year

Corporate America Family Credit Union (CAFCU) has begun its thirteenth year of support for Project Backpack, an annual school supply drive that helps families, students and teachers prepare for the school year. All CAFCU branches will be collecting items such as rulers, highlighters, calculators, binders, and other basic classroom tools to give to local schools […]

Ohio State Marion and Sakamura enjoy symbiotic relationship

Sakamura USA, a forging machinery manufacturer based in Kyoto, Japan, with its U.S. operations located in Marion, Ohio’s Dual Rail Industrial Park, has found a ready supply of new employees on Ohio State’s Marion campus. The burgeoning relationship between Ohio State Marion and Sakamura is the kind of win, win relationship the campus would like […]

Marion Area Chamber announces 2015/2016 Leadership Marion! graduates

Leadership Marion! the Marion Area Chamber of Commerce’s leadership development program, announces its 2015/2016 graduates. The following individuals graduated from Leadership Marion! on May 13th: Michael McClellan Boyd-Born Funeral Home Elizabeth (Beth) Hartzler Buckeye Ridge Habitat for Humanity, Inc. Carol Garverick Coldwell Banker Realty Plus Marcus Shaw General Mills Kelly Coble Heartland of Marion Marty […]

Marion Sears location to close in July

Troubled Sears Holdings announced Thursday that the company will close 68 Kmart and 10 Sears stores this summer, including the Marion location. Affected in Ohio are Kmart stores in Eaton, Fremont, Lima and Springboro, and the Sears store in Marion, all five of which will close in late July. The Super K stores in Lorain […]

Local Modern Woodmen members honor Spafford as hometown hero

Marion resident Kenny Spafford was recently recognized for countless hours of service to the community during a Modern Woodmen of America member event on March 23, 2016. Spafford was honored through Modern Woodmen’s Hometown Hero Program for his volunteer efforts as a faithful supporter of countless charities including, the March of Dimes, Leukemia & Lymphoma […]

Marion Campus to host leadership development series

Ohio State Marion’s Alber Enterprise Center is offering a 5-module leadership development non-credit course beginning Thursday, April 7, 2016, in 125 Maynard Hall on the Marion Campus.  Each module is 3 hours from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and will be held every other Thursday, with the last session on June 2.  Registration deadline is […]

Local American Family Insurance agent earns top honor for customer service

Les Morgan, an American Family Insurance agent in Marion, has been recognized for providing an outstanding customer experience under the American Star Excellence in Customer Experience Certification Program. “Customers are our number one focus, and agents who earn the American Star Excellence in Customer Experience Certification have been given the highest marks from customers for […]

Kingston Residence of Marion to hold Memory Care Center Open House

Kingston Residence of Marion will be holding an Open House in Memory Care on Sunday, March 13, 2016 from 1:30pm-3:00pm. Open house guests are encouraged to tour and visit with staff. The Memory Care includes private suites, dining room, activity center, living room and beautiful courtyard – all catering to the needs of memory care […]