Marion Palace Theatre announces Disney’s “NEWSIES” cast members

The Marion Palace Theatre kicks off their 90th Anniversary Season with the Tony Award-winning musical production “NEWSIES” directed by Clare Cooke. Inspired by a triumphant true story, “NEWSIES” leaps off the stage July 7-July 15 at the historic Marion Palace Theatre. The Broadway phenomenon tells the story of a band of underdogs who took on […]

Registration open for 2018 Marion YMCA Summer Camp

The Marion Family YMCA Summer Day Camp is accepting registration for weeks June 18 through August 10, 2018. Y Summer Camp focuses on age appropriate activities that build positive relationships, create a sense of achievement, and give boys and girls a chance to belong. Children ages three through 15 will find a day camp experience […]

Ohio House passes legislation designating day for Atomic Veterans

State Representative Riordan McClain (R-Upper Sandusky)

State Representative Riordan McClain (R-Upper Sandusky) announced House passage of House Bill 414, sponsored by State Representative Tim Schaffer (R-Lancaster), that designates July 16 as “National Atomic Veterans Day” in Ohio. Members of the Ohio House today favorably passed a slate of 28 bills that impact constituents of the 87th House District, demonstrating that the […]

Marion Public Health closing early June 12 for training

Marion Public Health

Due to a staff in-service all divisions of Marion Public Health will close at 11:30am on Tuesday, June 12, 2018. All divisions will re-open at 8:00AM Wednesday, June 13th. This closing includes Administration, Public Health Nursing, Environmental Health, Emergency Preparedness, Vital Statistics and the WIC Office.

State cancels $1 billion medicaid cut to Ohio hospitals

The state has canceled a planned $1.1 billion Ohio Medicaid cut to hospitals, saying an uptick in the economy and reshuffling money in the health care program has prevented the reduction. The cut would have represented 5 percent of what Ohio Medicaid pays hospitals to treat some 3 million program recipients who qualify based on […]

Two seriously injured in dirt bike/ATV collision

Ohio State Highway Patrol

The Marion Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol is investigating a serious injury crash that occurred at approximately 2:55am on June 9, 2018, on Owens Road at the intersection of Dunbar Road in Pleasant Township, Marion County. According to the Patrol, Lance Fisher, 33, of Marion, was riding a 1996 Honda XR250R dirt bike […]

Marion County Republican Party seeks applicants for County Coroner following resignation

The Marion County Republican Party is seeking candidates for consideration to fill the unexpired term of Marion County Coroner, Dr Marc Comianos. The local GOP received notice from Dr. Comianos that he has resigned effective May 25, 2018. “We are saddened to lose the years of experience and trust that Dr. Comianos brought to his […]

Ohio State to cover full cost of tuition for Ohio Pell students at regional campuses

Low- and moderate-income students at Ohio State’s five regional campuses soon will have unprecedented support to cover the cost of their tuition and mandatory fees. Starting in spring 2019, the university will commit up to $3 million a year in additional financial aid to meet the tuition and mandatory fee needs of regional campus students […]

Registration open for Palace Theatre’s “Set The Stage” youth summer camp

Entering its 20th year, “Set the Stage” theatre camps have been a part of the Marion Palace Theatre’s programming and a summertime tradition for many aspiring thespians of all skill levels. This summer, the popular performing arts camp returns offering students age 6 through 14 an all-day, week-long theatre experience. Registration is now open for […]

Poll: Brown maintains lead for Senate; DeWine’s lead shrinks for Governor

A new poll released Friday shows U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown, a Democrat, up big in his race against GOP U.S. Rep. Jim Renacci while Republican Attorney General Mike DeWine leads Democratic former federal consumer watchdog Richard Cordray in the governor’s race. Brown held a double-digit lead over Renacci in the poll while DeWine’s margin shrunk […]

Marion Market offers incentive perks to SNAP users

Fresh, healthy produce is now more affordable in Marion, Ohio for people shopping with SNAP (formerly known as Food Stamps). Marion Ohio Market is participating in the Produce Perks program, which provides a dollar for dollar match to SNAP customers to spend on fruits and vegetables. The program helps our communities members using federal benefits […]

Jon Anderson, Popcorn Festival honored during annual tourism breakfast

2018 Marion Area Tourism Breakfast Announces Economic Impact Data, Award recipients, and more. The annual Marion Area Convention & Visitors Bureau Tourism Breakfast was held in the May Pavilion of the Marion Palace Theatre Friday, May 11. The annual event gathers tourism industry staffs, community leaders, and elected officials to celebrate tourism in the County. […]

Palace Theatre holding orientation for interested volunteers

Tuesday, June 5, 2018 at 6:00 pm in the Marion Palace Theatre, Palace volunteer advisory team members will meet with potential Palace volunteers during an orientation session. The Palace hopes to build a volunteer corps with people ranging from juniors in high school to retirees that wish to give back to the community. The volunteers […]

Advocates hope to put payday loan reform bill on 2019 ballot

Consumer advocates pushing reforms to curb payday loan interest rates and establish safeguards for Ohio borrowers aren’t waiting for the Statehouse to take action. Ohioans for Payday Loan Reform, a coalition of faith leaders and organizations that serve low-income Ohioans, can now begin collecting signatures to put a measure on the ballot as soon as […]

165 students receive scholarships through Marion Community Foundation, $385,000 awarded

From a single $1,000 scholarship to 165 recipients of awards totaling $385,000, Marion Community Foundation’s scholarship program has come a long way in 20 years. And, the scholarship program continues to grow. “We have come a long way since 1999 and there are good reasons for that,” said Dean Jacob, President and CEO. The total […]

United Bank recognizes 10 outstanding Marion County high school seniors

United Bank hosted the Annual Academic Awards Breakfast at the Marion Chamber of Commerce on May 9, 2018. Each year the breakfast is held to honor seniors from each of the county high schools. They are chosen by their administration according to their academic records, extracurricular activities, and overall achievements. Featured guest speaker, Kate Fisher […]

2018 Spring Hydrant Flushing – Week 8

Aqua Ohio’s Marion Division will conduct water main flushing in the Marion County service area Monday, May 28 through Thursday, May 31 between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. “Flushing is an important part of our system’s regular maintenance program. It ensures hydrants and valves are working properly and helps prevent sediment buildup,” said Don Scott, […]

Troopers urge seat belts, sober driving this Memorial Day

Seat belt usage continues to be a primary focus for the Ohio State Highway Patrol as troopers participate in the Click it or Ticket campaign. The campaign began on May 14th and includes the upcoming Memorial Day weekend. Expect to see troopers on Ohio’s roads encouraging drivers to wear their safety belts. Last year in […]

Ohio Wildlife Council approves 2018-2019 hunting regulations

The 2018-2019 hunting and trapping seasons were among the regulations approved by the Ohio Wildlife Council at its scheduled meeting on Thursday, May 17, 2018, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR). White-tailed deer hunting changes include modifications to antlerless harvest on public land following the weeklong deer gun season. Overview of deer […]

Applications sought for over $25k in federal emergency food and shelter program funds

Ohio Heartland Community Action Commission, the local administrative agent for the Emergency Food and Shelter Program, has announced that Marion County will receive $25,627 in federal funding this year to supplement emergency food and shelter programs. Local agencies that provide such services and want to apply for funding from the county’s program board will need […]