Cast announced for Palace Theatre’s Junior Musical “Junie B. Jones, Jr.”

Under the direction of Kristi Wink, “Junie B. Jones, Jr.” will go from page to stage at the historic Marion Palace Theatre. The junior musical is set to be performed Friday, October 5 at 7:30pm, Saturday, October 6 at 7:30pm and Sunday, October 7 at 2:00pm. Tickets are on sale now. Starring over 40 local […]

2018 Fall Hydrant Flushing – Week 3

Aqua Ohio

Aqua Ohio’s Marion Division will conduct water main flushing in the Marion County service area Monday, September 24 through Friday, September 28, 2018 between 8:00 am and midnight. “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, […]

Wine tasting continues to support operation of WOSU tower

The Ohio State University at Marion’s Guthery Community Room in Maynard Hall is the setting for WOSU’s 17th annual wine tasting benefit, A Taste of the Harvest, Monday, October 1, 2018 from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. Proceeds from the event help operate WOSB 91.1 FM, part of the WOSU-FM Classics Network, which carries and strengthens […]

New Marion church to kick off with FallFest

Rise Church

Rise Church is a new church plant and is driven by a deep conviction to impact the community of Marion. They are inviting the community to join them on Sunday, October 7, 2018 at 9:00am or 10:45 am for their inaugural service at 2434 Smeltzer Road. In addition, the new church will hold their 1st […]

Crash claims life of Marion woman

Ohio State Highway Patrol

Troopers from the Marion Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol are investigating a fatal crash that occurred on Wednesday, September 19, 2018, at approximately 4:05am on US 23 at Bethlehem Road in Marion County. The crash involved a green 1999 Honda CRV driven by Rachel Sullivan, 28, of Marion and a 2015 Volvo tractor […]

Marion County Board of DD employees honored as “Hometown Heroes”

Seated are Modern Woodmen representatives with Marion County Board of Developmental Disabilities staff (standing) that was honored with Hometown Hero Awards

Regional Director of Modern Woodmen of America, Central Ohio, Lori Seckel and three financial representatives, Laura Word, Pam Pinney and Kathie Seckel, recently joined together to present sixteen Hometown Hero awards to the Marion County Board of Developmental Disabilities Service and Support Administration (SSA) team. “We recognize that there are many times that this team […]

Palace Theatre features night of classic rock with Ambrosia and Orleans

Ambrosia

On Friday, September 28, 2018 at 8:00 p.m. two of classic rock’s greatest bands, Ambrosia and Orleans, take the Marion Palace Theatre stage for one night of great music. Orleans is best known as the 70s pop-rock band that brought iconic hits like “Still the One,” “Dance With Me,” and “Love Takes Time.” With a […]


2018 Fall Hydrant Flushing – Week 2

Aqua Ohio’s Marion Division will conduct water main flushing in the Marion County service area Monday, September 17 through Friday, September 21 between 8:00 am and midnight. “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, Operations […]

Crash claims life of Marion man

Troopers from the Marion Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol are investigating a fatal crash that occurred on Monday, September 10, 2018 at 1 :00 pm on State Route 98 at the US 23 northbound off-ramp in Marion County. The crash involved a silver 2003 Cadillac DeVille driven by Richard Butler, age 79, of […]

Alzheimer’s Association to speak at September Caregiver Connections

Michelle Crum, with the Alzheimer’s Association of Central Ohio, will be the guest speaker for the September meeting of Caregiver Connections. Ms. Crum will speak about stress and coping techniques related to caregivers. She will also give a brief over-view of her agency and the many services available. Caregiver Connections is a quarterly meeting sponsored […]

Fall 2018 Hydrant Flushing – Week One

Aqua Ohio’s Marion Division will conduct water main flushing in the Marion County service area Monday, September 10 through Friday, September 14, 2018 between 8:00 am and midnight. “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, […]

Disney’s “Christopher Robin” film at the Marion Palace Theatre

The Palace Cultural Arts Association (PCAA) is pleased to announce the Disney animated comedy film “Christopher Robin” will be shown on September 14, 15, and 16, 2018. The Palace Theatre is located at 276 W. Center Street in Marion, Ohio. The following movie synopsis is provided by Rovi. Christopher Robin (Ewan McGregor) — now a […]

Patrol reports fewer fatal crashes for 2018 Labor Day holiday

The Ohio State Highway Patrol is reporting 13 fewer traffic fatalities over the Labor Day Holiday as compared to last year, according to provisional data. There were 11 fatal crashes which claimed 11 lives – a decrease from 2017 when 22 fatal crashes killed 24 people. Alcohol was a contributing factor in at least two […]

MarionMade! to lead 2018 Popcorn Parade as grand marshal

The 2018 Marion Popcorn Festival Parade will step off at 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, September 6, and receiving the honor of Grand Marshal and leading the 2018 parade will be MarionMade! MarionMade!, an initiative led by Marion Community Foundation, is about loving our Marion area’s people, places, products and programs; about acting like someone who […]

Women’s health and wellness is subject of September WBC meeting

Set for Monday, September 10, 2018 at 11:30 a.m., Dr. Coleen Denton (Prater) is back by popular demand as the featured speaker and will again focus on the unique aspects of women’s health and wellness. This time, she’ll be bringing her husband and colleague, Dr. Tim Prater, to help cover the top topics chosen by […]

Road closures for 2018 Popcorn Festival start Tuesday evening

The City of Marion is announcing that detours in the downtown Marion area will get underway at 6:00 pm on Tuesday, September 4, 2018 to accommodate activities for the upcoming Marion Popcorn Festival, being held September 6-8. Downtown streets will remain closed until the festival’s conclusion at midnight on Saturday and will remain closed into […]

Wyandot Snacks pledged $100,000 to Harding 2020

Wyandot Snacks has pledged $100,000 to support HARDING 2020. The funds are dedicated to restoring the original home of President Warren G. Harding, a long-time Marion resident elected as the nation’s 29th President in 1920, as well as constructing a new Presidential Center and seeding an endowment for future site operations. “History serves as our […]

Women’s Business Council 2018-19 Kick-Off Meet & Greet Set

The Marion Women’s Business Council will host an informal 2018-19 Kick-Off Meet and Greet for all members and potential new members on Monday, August 13, from 11:30 to 1:00. The location will be in the Guthery Room located on the second floor of Maynard Hall on The Ohio State University at Marion/MTC campus. Because of […]

Suspect identified in weekend shooting at Marion bar

On July 29, 2018 around 02:22 a.m., Marion Police Department officers responded to a shooting call at Gotham, a bar located at 137 W. Center St. in downtown Marion. Police said they found that the victim, JaShawn Ray, age 24 of Marion, had been shot multiple times in the bar. Ray was transported to Marion […]

Jolliff’s describe joys and struggles of raising son with CDH

The Jolliff family is the picture of living in the moment. Their life is equated by the day – maybe even the hour or the minute. Each moment holds a small miracle. His name is Cayden. Kevin and Gretchen Jolliff were married in June of 2014 and excited to grow their family. Kevin had a […]