Marion man charged in connection with overdose death

A Marion man has been charged for his alleged involvement with the overdose of another man over two years ago. On January 3, 2016, the Marion Police Department and the Marion City Fire Department were called to a home in the 200 block of Kenmore Avenue. Officers said they located an unresponsive 35-year-old male. Police said […]

MARMET busts drug operations in Marion

The METRICH/MARMET Drug Task Force executed three search warrants this week that resulted in several arrests and the elimination of a meth lab operating out of a local home. On February 9, 2016, two warrants were served inside the City of Marion as part of a month long investigation into the sale of illegal drugs. […]

OhioHealth, Marion City Fire Department team up for early cancer detection

Firefighters know their job is dangerous. Entering burning buildings with little to no visibility, smoke inhalation (despite their equipment) and unstable foundations are common job threats. But when a local firefighter is diagnosed with melanoma cancer, and doctors sight it as an occupational hazard, fellow firefighters take notice. There are obvious threats that firefighters face […]

Police arrest teen for allegedly starting fire that injured firefighter

The Marion Police Department said they have arrested a teenager for starting a fire this week. On April 23, 2015, the Ohio State Fire Marshall’s Office with the assistance of Marion Police Department and the Marion City Fire Department began the investigation into the fire which occurred in the 140 block of North Vine Street. […]

Marion Police: Three Hour Standoff Ends Peacefully

On August 28, 2014 at approximately 1:29 p.m., Marion City fire fighters and officers from the Marion Police Department responded to 353 West Church Street in response to a call asking them to check the welfare of the resident there. An anonymous caller advised that they thought Ian Miller was overdosing on drugs inside that […]

Police say Home was Used to Make Meth

A month-long investigation into the manufacturing of methamphetamine resulted in the execution of a search warrant at a Marion home Thursday afternoon. Police say they found evidence of meth production and arrested five suspects. Members of the MARMET / METRICH Drug Task Force, Marion Police Department, and the Marion County Sheriff’s Office served the search […]

Councilman Suggests City Provide EMS to Outlying Areas

Marion City Councilman Josh Daniels has suggested that the City should offer its EMS services to outlying residents, particularly the Green Camp area. Daniels, at the City Council meeting Monday evening, said the City’s service would be less expensive and more accountable than those offered by private providers. “I would attest that we have the […]

Lots of Free Activities Available at Marion Community Health Fair

The public is invited to this free, family-friendly celebration from 2:00 pm to 7:00 pm on Thursday, September 13, at the Marion Family YMCA, 645 Barks Road East. There will be inflatable rides, blood pressure screenings, safety information and much more at more than 40 booths. Low cost refreshments will be available. The booths will […]

Campaign Hopes to Pass City Income Tax Increase

Officials, volunteers, and some City employees gathered at the closed City of Marion fire station on Bellefontaine Avenue Monday afternoon to launch an effort to pass an increase to the City’s income tax rate. The overriding theme – the extra funds are critically needed to ensure and increase safety for area residents. Marion City Council […]

City Seeks Two New Fire Fighters

The City of Marion has announced an upcoming civil service exam for people between the ages of 18 and 30 interested in becoming a city firefighter.

Applicants must have a high school diploma or GED. Applicants with an honorable discharge from the US Military, with a state of Ohio Paramedic Certificate, or who have completed the 240-hour Firefighter course will get extra points.

The agility test will be presented first on May 1st. Participants must have a signed release from their doctor to take the test.