Marion Mathematics Challenge awards $18k in scholarships

An estimated 170 area high school students descended on the Marion campus Friday, December 8, 2017 with a chance to win college scholarships and test their academic skills against their peers at the seventh annual Marion Mathematics Challenge. The Ohio State University at Marion and Marion Technical College each awarded $9,000 in scholarships, for a […]

Auditions coming up for Palace Junior Production “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland”

Director Emily Yaksic announces she will hold auditions for the Palace Theatre’s junior stage production “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland” on Monday, December 18 and Tuesday, December 19, 2017 from 5:00pm to 7:00pm each day. Yaksic is looking for children ages 7 to 14 years to play a variety of leading and supporting characters for this […]

Bill banning abortions after Down syndrome diagnosis heads to Governor’s desk

A bill banning abortion after a fetal diagnosis of Down syndrome has cleared the Ohio General Assembly and will now go to Gov. John Kasich’s desk. The Ohio Senate on Wednesday gave final approval to House Bill 214 in a 20-12 vote. The bill was passed by the House in November. Three Republicans, including Gayle […]

“Murder on the Orient Express” showing at Marion Palace Theatre this weekend

The Palace Cultural Arts Association (PCAA) has announced that the thriller film “Murder on the Orient Express” will be showing at the historic Marion Palace Theatre December 15 and 17, 2017. The Palace Theatre is located at 276 W. Center Street in Marion, Ohio. What starts out as a lavish train ride through Europe quickly […]

Kenton and Upper Sandusky cited in State Auditor’s report on financial health

Nine cities, including Kenton and Upper Sandusky, and one county are showing signs of financial stress for fiscal year 2016, with nearly two-thirds of Ohio’s county governments showing an increase in the number of “critical” or “cautionary” warnings, according to the second annual “Financial Health Indicators” report. Auditor of State Dave Yost in January unveiled […]

State eyes easing graduation requirements for 2019, 2020 seniors

Ohio’s new test score requirements to graduate from high school could be eased again, under plans gaining traction in the state school board. Statewide requirements that students score well on state tests in order to earn a diploma took effect with the class of 2018, this year’s senior class. But worries about a graduation “apocalypse” […]

Another Marion pharmacy robbed at gunpoint

The Marion Police Department are investigating a robbery of a local pharmacy that took place Tuesday. On December 12, 2017 at 1:37pm, the Marion Police Department received a report of an armed robbery at Marion Prescription located at 544 East Center Street. The suspects had fled the scene prior to officers’ arrival. Investigators said the […]

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