First 2017-18 pediatric flu deaths reported in Ohio

The Ohio Department of Health (ODH) is reporting the state’s first pediatric flu death of the 2017-18 flu season, a 4-year-old boy from Montgomery County. A second child, a 1-year-old boy from Lucas County, was also reported as dying from the flue Wednesday afternoon. ODH also is reporting 1,750 new confirmed flu-associated hospitalizations in Ohio […]

Government closings for 2017 MLK Jr. Day

City Hall will be closed on Monday, January 15, 2018 in observance of the Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday. However, some City departments will operate on a regular or modified schedule for the day. The following departments will operate as listed below: Sanitation crews will collect garbage and recycling on Monday, January 15. Customers who […]

Flu activity increasing in Ohio; Still time to get flu shot

Flu activity in Ohio is increasing. During the week that ended Dec. 2, 2017 which is the most recent data available, there were 92 flu-associated hospitalizations in Ohio and 257 hospitalizations since the start of the season (5 of those in Marion County). That is above the five-year average for this time of year and […]

Marion Public Health closures for 2017 holidays

Marion Public Health will be closing at 10:00am on Thursday, December 21st for an All Staff In-Service. The health department will close at 12:00pm on Friday, December 22nd and will remain closed on Monday, December 25th and will be closed on Monday, January 1st. The closing will affect all divisions of Marion Public Health including […]

Government closings for 2017 Thanksgiving holiday

Mayor Scott Schertzer is announcing that all City departments will be closed on Thursday, November 23, 2017 for the Thanksgiving holiday. Offices in City Hall will also be closed on Friday, November 24, 2017. As a result of offices in City Hall being closed on Thursday and Friday, the weekly early closure day for the […]

Mosquito with West Nile Virus captured in Marion County

Marion Public Health recently received notice that a mosquito that was trapped in Marion County tested positive for West Nile Virus. Marion Public Health says they have been proactive in mosquito surveillance efforts which have included setting up mosquito traps at 12 different locations this year. They have worked with Marion City and Marion County […]

Public meeting set to gather input on region’s unmet transportation needs

The Marion County Health Department, RLS & Associates, and Mobility Manager Tim Maceyko will be conducting a regional coordinated public transit-human services transportation plan meeting for Marion-Morrow-Crawford Counties. A public meeting will be held for Marion County residents on Monday, October 23, 2017 beginning at 10:00am at Marion Public Health. The agenda includes a review […]

Marion Public Health extends WIC hours

Marion Public Health’s WIC program are extending their hours to reach more families. Beginning October 1st, the new hours are Monday, Tuesday, and Friday from 8:00am-4:30pm and Wednesday and Thursday from 8:00am-6:30pm. The Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) improves access to healthy foods, connects families to medical care and community […]

Government closings for 2017 Labor Day holiday

Mayor Scott Schertzer is announcing the following closures for the City of Marion on Monday, September 4, 2017 in observance of the Labor Day holiday: All offices in City Hall will be closed. Sanitation crews will not work on Monday, September 4. Residents that normally have Monday sanitation service are asked to have their collections […]

Baby boxes now available through Marion Public Health

Marion Public Health has recently become a distribution site for Baby Boxes. To celebrate the addition of the resource, they will partner with Marion Public Library for a launch event on August 22. Baby Boxes provide a safe sleeping environment for infants to help reduce the risk of sleep related deaths and sudden infant death […]