Modern Woodmen contributed more than $320,000 to central Ohio in 2015

Residents and community organizations in central Ohio received $320,010.48 in assistance through Modern Woodmen of America’s fraternal member benefits and outreach projects in 2015, according to recently released results from the fraternal financial services organization. These dollars support social, educational and volunteer activities in the region. “I’m proud of what our local Modern Woodmen members […]

Local Modern Woodmen members honor Esterline as “Hometown Hero”

Local volunteer Detective Nick Esterline, Marion, was recently recognized for countless hours of service to the community during a Modern Woodmen of America member event on February 24, 2016. Esterline was honored through Modern Woodmen’s Hometown Hero Program for his volunteer efforts as an Upward Basketball Coach and Marion Merchants Baseball for Youth Coach, his […]

Marion City Schools wins Straight A innovative grant

The Ohio Department of Education notified Marion City Schools recently that it will recommend funding an innovative program dedicated to preparing students for success after graduation. The Straight A Governing Board recommended funding 20 grants representing 86 schools in the latest round of Straight A Funds. Its recommendations include a $518,957 Straight A Innovation Fund […]

Central Ohio Farmers Cooperative expands by purchasing Prospect Farmers Exchange

Central Ohio Farmers Cooperative (COFC), a full service cooperative founded in 1934 and based in Marion, has reached an agreement to purchase Prospect Farmers Exchange in Prospect. Prospect Farmers Exchange (PFE) is a cooperative created in 1920 with a long, successful record of service to their customers. After a unanimous recommendation by its Board of […]

PUCO to enforce underground damage prevention laws beginning January 2016

Enforcement of Ohio’s underground protection laws began on January 1, 2016. Commercial excavators, utility operators, designers and developers who fail to follow safe digging practices may be subject to penalties and fines. A new state law created the Underground Technical Committee (UTC) to increase public safety by ensuring that anyone excavating or operating underground facilities […]

Women’s Business Council holding annual Holiday Shopping Gala

You are invited to start your holiday shopping and network with vendors and fellow shoppers at the Women’s Business Council’s Annual Holiday Shopping Gala. The shopping event will be Monday, November 9, 2015 from 11:00am to 1:30 pm on the second floor of META Solutions (formerly TRECA) at 100 Executive Dr. A box lunch, to […]

Galion contractor accused of failing to deliver promised services

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine has announced a lawsuit against a Galion home improvement contractor accused of providing incomplete or shoddy paving services to consumers. The lawsuit accuses BL Concrete Construction LLC and its owner Lawrence (Larry) M. Hurst of violating Ohio’s Consumer Sales Practices Act and Home Solicitation Sales Act. The Ohio Attorney General’s […]

Women’s Business Council hosting speed networking event

Making business connections will be the name of the game for the Marion Women’s Business Council’s October program on Monday, October 12, 2015. It will be a Progressive Lunch/Networking Event to give members the opportunity to share their professional information and build business relationships in a fun and friendly atmosphere. Those attending will be networked […]

Modern Woodmen plans local meal-packing event

Lori D. Seckel, regional director for Modern Woodmen, will lead local Modern Woodmen representatives and their families in a meal-packing event on Friday, September 25, 2015. The project will take place at First Church of the Nazarene, 233 W. Church Street, Marion, Ohio. Media participation is encouraged and appreciated. “We’re excited to do our part […]

Bill would fix unintentional tax hike on Ohio small businesses

New legislation in the Ohio Senate seeks to correct an unintentional quirk in a recently passed tax relief plan that would actually trigger a one-year tax increase for many small businesses and self-employed workers. Here’s the issue: Earlier this year, lawmakers passed a two-year state budget that, for small businesses, replaces Ohio’s progressive income-tax scale […]