Ridgedale student named to Attorney General’s 2017-2018 Teen Ambassador Board

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine today announced his office’s 2017-2018 Teen Ambassador Board, which includes more than 240 Ohio high school students representing more than 50 counties and over 140 schools throughout the state. A list of the 2017-2018 Teen Ambassador Board members is available on the Ohio Attorney General’s website. Steven Neuenschwander, a student […]

Local school districts hit hard by tougher state report cards, RV highest with C

The state’s grades for school districts took a mostly-expected plunge for the second year in a row on new state report cards released Thursday. With state tests changing and with the state raising test score expectations for schools and districts, the days when 75% of schools would receive an A or B are long gone. […]

United Bank gives awards to 10 Marion County high school seniors

United Bank hosted the Annual Academic Awards Breakfast at the Marion Chamber of Commerce on May 10, 2016. Each year the breakfast is held to honor seniors from the county high schools. They are chosen by their administration according to their academic records, extracurricular activities, and their overall achievements. Featured guest speaker, Kristi Wink, former […]

City, RV Schools would be boosted under governor’s education spending plan, others would be cut

Gov. John Kasich said he doesn’t consider his new school funding plan to be a redistribution of income, even as it sends more money to poor districts and less to richer ones. “It is a conservative point of view in that every kid should be in a position to thrive,” Kasich said. “I don’t see […]

Three Marion Elementary Schools Achieve 100 Percent Passage of Third Grade Reading Guarantee

Nearly 96 percent of last year’s eligible third-graders across the state met Ohio’s new reading criteria for promotion to the fourth grade, according to data submitted and reviewed by Ohio’s school districts. Seven Marion-area schools beat that statewide percent. In fact, three schools saw 100 percent of their eligible third graders advance, including Elgin Elementary […]

Pleasant, River Valley Beat State Average on Third Grade Reading Test

More than 110,000 third graders across the state, an increase of more than 25,000 students from the fall, are ready for fourth grade according to preliminary reading scores on the Ohio Achievement Assessment (OAA). Locally, students at Pleasant and River Valley beat the state average, Elgin and Ridgedale came up just short, and Marion City […]

Pleasant, Ridgedale, River Valley Athletes Share December Honors

The Fahey Bank Athlete of the Month Winners for December 2013 are Drew Garverick of Pleasant, Caleb Osborne of Ridgedale, and Gabrielle Gooding of River Valley. Gabrielle “Gigi” Gooding is a freshman swimmer for River Valley. During the month of December she set the following school records: 100 freestyle in 57.83, 100 backstroke 104.58, 50 […]

Acapella Concert to Benefit Local Music Programs

The Marion Concert Band & Midwest Entertainment Etude have partnered with a host of area businesses and organizations to present a revival of the 2010 vocal music concert event Midwest Vocalfest. The concert is planned for Sunday, October 20, 2013 at 3:30 p.m. in Morrill Hall Auditorium on the Marion Campus, 1465 Mount Vernon Avenue, […]

Ridgedale’s Dunham, Pleasant’s Barlow Named Athletes of the Month

Fahey Bank has announced the January Athletes of the Month for 2013 are Hannah Dunham of Ridgedale and Tyler Barlow of Pleasant. Hannah Dunham is a sophomore swimmer for the Ridgedale Rockets. She is a repeat winner of the Fahey Bank Athlete of the Month award as she also earned the honor last year. Hannah […]

Marion City, River Valley Would See Increases Under Plan

School funding changes proposed by Governor John Kasich would mean increases for Marion City Schools and River Valley. Other county school districts would see flat funding over the next two years. Kasich announced the plan last week, but numbers showing how the plan would affect local districts were just released on Wednesday. The Governor’s Office […]