Two arrested following Marion shooting

Two people have been arrested in connection to a shooting that occurred in Marion on Monday, November 6, 2017. At about 3:45pm Monday afternoon, officers from the Marion Police Department responded to the 100-block of Bermuda Drive for the report of someone shooting at a person. It was initially thought that the person had been […]

Latest Medication Take Back Day moved to new location with over 160 drop offs

Medication Take Back Day organizers report that Marion County’s fifteenth semiannual collection was a success in spite of the season’s first snow and a change in location. 163 vehicles (along with two walk-ins) drove through Evers’ Arena at the Marion County Fairgrounds, discarding 228 pounds of unused pills, liquids, syringes, and lancets for safe, confidential, […]

Marion County Prosecutor passes

The Marion County Sheriff’s Office reported Wednesday morning that Marion County Prosecutor Brent Yager was found unresponsive in his home and was later pronounced dead at the hospital. On October 3, 2017 at 9:51pm, the sheriff’s office received a 911 call for an unresponsive male who was not breathing at a residence in the 2900 […]

MARMET arrests two Marion residents after finding heroin in vehicle

The MARMET Drug Task Force said they arrested two Marion residents after they located heroin in their vehicle during a traffic stop on Friday, August 4, 2017. On August 4 at approximately 9:00pm, MARMET detectives, with the assistance of the Marion County Sheriff’s Office and the Ohio State Highway Patrol, conducted a traffic stop on […]

Marion man sentenced to 18 years for two bank robberies

A Marion man was sentenced to more than 18 years in prison for robbing two banks in Marion last summer. A jury convicted Ronald R. Myles, Jr., 35, earlier this year of robbing two Commercial Savings Bank branches in June 2016. U.S. District Judge Jack Zouhary sentenced Myles to 222 months in prison. Myles wore […]

Sheriff’s Office reports scam involving missed jury duty

The Marion County Sheriff’s Office has received several complaint calls where a subject is identifying themselves as a Sheriff’s Office deputy telling individuals they have missed jury duty and are required to pay a fine or go to jail. These are fraudulent calls. The scammer then asks individuals to make a wire transfer to avoid […]

Two Marion men found drowned in kayaking accident

This story was updated on May 24. The Marion County Sheriff’s Office reported that a Marion man was found dead and another is missing following an accident while they were kayaking in the Scioto River. The missing man is presumed to have also drowned. On Monday, May 22, 2017 at 7:52pm, the Marion County Sheriff’s […]

Nearly 300 pounds of medications collected from over 240 vehicles at Medication Disposal Day

Medication Disposal Day organizers report big turnout numbers in spite of the rain on Saturday, April 29, 2017. 241 cars drove through the curbside drop-off at The Marion County Building, disposing of 279 pounds of old medication, lancets, and syringes. ADAMH Board Director Brad DeCamp tallied opiates and controlled substances collected at the event, noting […]

Forensic facial reconstruction created for unidentified remains found in 1989 in Marion County

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine and Marion County Sheriff Tim Bailey have released the facial reconstruction of a man whose skeletal remains were found more than 27 years ago. The clay model was created by a forensic artist with the Attorney General’s Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation (BCI) in an effort to help Marion County […]

Sheriff’s Office K9 Taz to get body armor thanks to donation

Marion County Sheriff’s Office K9 Taz will receive a bullet and stab protective vest thanks to a charitable donation from non-profit organization Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. K9 Taz’s vest is sponsored by an Anonymous Donor and will be embroidered with the sentiment “In memory of Fanchon”. Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. is a 501c […]