Community collaboration results in demolition of buildings, park expansion

A downtown eyesore that has worn out its welcome is on its way to becoming a community asset.  The fire-ravaged buildings at 146 and 148 S. Main St. are about to be razed thanks to a major community collaboration. In their place, for at least the time being, will be an expansion of Founders Park. […]

Ribbon Cutting Planned for New Marion Bike Route

Pioneering Healthier Communities – Marion (PHC) and the City of Marion are holding a ribbon cutting ceremony and community ride to celebrate the newly revamped recreational bike route within the city. The ceremony is planned for Sunday, June 23, 2013 at 1:00pm at McKinley Park. A community ride will follow the ribbon cutting ceremony.  Riders […]

Contractors Sought for Waldo Sanitary Sewer Hook Ups

The Village of Waldo has been undergoing construction of the installation of their new sanitary sewer system. This project has had various funding sources including Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Water and Sanitary Sewer Grant Program. The second half of this CDBG grant will provide residential sanitary sewer hook ups to income eligible households within […]

Updates Being Made to Marion County Natural Hazard Mitigation Plan

The Marion City / County Emergency Management Office is in the process of updating Marion County’s 2006 Natural Hazard Mitigation Plan. The purpose of the plan it to find ways to mitigate the impact of natural hazards such as wind, snowstorm, flooding, and tornado on county residents and property. The plan can be viewed at […]

Marion Could Receive Nearly $500k for Demolition Program

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine last week announced guidelines for local communities interested in applying for the $75 million in demolition grants to help stabilize and improve communities by removing blighted and abandoned homes. Marion County has been allocated $459,359.