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Annual fundraising campaign to kick-off for Marion community

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United Way of Marion County will kick-off its annual fundraising campaign Thursday, September 18 at 5:15 p.m. at the Marion Area Chamber’s Business After Hours Event, to be held at and sponsored by the Marion Public Library (445 East Church Street).

“Each year we host a public kick-off to rally the community to create positive impact through support to United Way,” said United Way of Marion County Executive Director Pam Stone.… Read More


Popcorn Festival Street Closures

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Mayor Scott Schertzer is announcing that on Tuesday, September 2nd at 6:00 pm detours will begin being posted in the downtown Marion area to accommodate activities for the 2014 Marion Popcorn Festival. Streets will remain closed until the festival’s conclusion at midnight on Saturday and may remain closed into early Sunday morning for festival clean-up. The following downtown streets will be closed to traffic beginning September 2nd at 6:00 pm:
Center St.… Read More


25th Annual Wild Child Conference

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Learning to Talk the Talk: Empowering Parents in a Wild Child World is the theme for the 25th Annual Wild Child Conference being held September 9th, 2014 at TRECA (100 Executive Drive; Marion, Ohio). This year’s regional conference for social workers, educators, juvenile justice and health care professionals will focus on strengthening the parent-child relationship.

The keynote speaker is Gus Reyes, BBS, MBA, MRE, PhD. Dr. Reyes serves as the Director of Christian Life Commission at Baptist General Convention of Texas.… Read More


Pam Stone Awarded 2014 Distinguished Service Award

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MARION, OHIO – Pamela Stone, Executive Director at the United Way of Marion County, was recognized for her contributions to local education with the North Central Ohio Educational Service Center’s (NCOESC) Distinguished Service Award last week during the group’s annual convocation day in Tiffin, Ohio. NCOESC is committed to offering quality programs and services that will help school districts meet their unique needs.

NCOESC Superintendent Dr. Jim Lahoski presented Stone with the award, saying that “Stone has been a passionate advocate of education in Marion County since the mid/late 1990s.”

“Pam dedicates time, planning efforts and creative brainstorming to help improve the Marion community,” noted NCOESC Deputy Terry Conley in his nomination of Stone.… Read More