Patriotic Music Focus of Free Concert in the Park

The Marion Concert Band will present  their weekly Concert in McKinley Park this Sunday, July 6, 2014, at 7:00 p.m. Bill Swihart will direct the band in many patriotic musical selections, marches and a variety of other pieces. The free, weekly concerts are held in McKinley Park, next to Marion General Hospital, and begin at […]

Growing Our Own Program Grads Hope to Inspire Students

A group of 35 successful, college educated, minority professionals reunited at Marion Harding High School and The Ohio State University at Marion in early May to share stories of their life journeys, to reminisce, and celebrate the youth mentoring program, Growing Our Own, a program many of the participants feel had a direct impact on […]

Owen’s Opera House, RAMTECH Honored at CVB Breakfast

The Marion Area Convention and Visitor’s Bureau on Thursday, May 29, presented Dennis and Donna Mattix of the Owen’s Opera House with the 2013 Customer Service Star Award and RAMTEC (Robotics & Advanced Manufacturing Technology Education Collaborative) with the 2013 Community Ambassador Award for their promotion of the community. In addition to the awards, the […]

Sakamura USA Makes Large Donation to Future OSUM Science & Engineering Building

Sakamura USA of Marion, Ohio recently made a substantial investment in this region’s higher education infrastructure, presenting the first installment of a $50,000 donation to The Ohio State University at Marion’s future Science & Engineering Building. Ohio State Marion Director of Community Relations & Development, Dave Claborn was informed of the news Wednesday and officially […]

Area Middle Schools Test Their “Math Moxie”

On Friday, May 16, 2014, 228 students from 8 north central Ohio middle schools participated in the 3rd Annual Marion Middle School Math Challenge, hosted by Marion Technical College and The Ohio State University at Marion in Morrill Hall Auditorium on the Marion Campus. The Marion Middle School Mathematics Challenge is a rigorous on-line math […]

Recovery Fair to Highlight Options for Those Dealing with Addiction

The STAND Coalition/Opiate Task Force will hold a Recovery Fair on Tuesday, May 20, 2014 at the Pittman Community Recovery Center, 827 North Main Street (former North Main Street School). The goal is to increase awareness about the importance of supports in the recovery process and to highlight the role of faith based recovery. In […]

Leadership Marion Class Debuts Video Promoting What Makes Marion Great

Saying it’s time to “Inspire, Inform, and Involve,” members of the 2013/2014 Leadership Marion class held a community rally and volunteer fair at Tri-Rivers Thursday evening. In addition to several speakers, the event was the debut of video touting the good in Marion. Leadership Marion! is a comprehensive program sponsored by the Marion Area Chamber […]

Marion Community Foundation Awards Over $322,000 in Scholarships

Marion Community Foundation has announced the recipients of its 2014 Scholarship Program awards — $322,225 in 166 scholarships awarded to 116 scholars. This total includes 11 new scholarships since last year’s program. “We at Marion Community Foundation are so pleased to annually award and recognize outstanding young people throughout our community, including Marion County and […]

Marion Concert Band Holding Preview of Summer Series

The Marion Concert Band will present their May concert in McKinley Park (next to Marion General Hospital) on May 18,2014 at 4:00 pm. “Let the Good Times Roll!” will be a prelude to the Summer Concerts in McKinley Park Series which the Marion Concert Band produces each summer on Sunday nights. The May 18th concert […]

Marion Leadership Group Holding Community Rally & Volunteer Fair

The public is invited to “join the movement” as some of the community’s most “inspirational thinkers and innovative business leaders” take the stage to inspire and influence how we each view Marion and engage our community to instill pride in Marion.  The 2013/2014 Leadership Marion! class invites you to “It’s Time” on Thursday, May 15, […]