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Street Closures for Popcorn Festival

The City of Marion is announcing that detours in the downtown Marion area will begin being posted at 6:00 pm on Tuesday, September 5 to accommodate activities for the upcoming Marion Popcorn Festival, being held September 7-9. Downtown streets will remain closed until the festival’s conclusion at midnight on Saturday and may remain closed into the early hours of Sunday morning for festival clean-up. Detours will occur for the followings streets:
• Center St.… Read More


City of Marion closures for Labor Day

Mayor Scott Schertzer is announcing the following closures for the City of Marion on Monday, September 4, 2017 in observance of the Labor Day holiday:
• All offices in City Hall will be closed.
• Sanitation crews will not work on Monday, September 4. Residents that normally have Monday sanitation service are asked to have their collections at curbside by 7:00 a.m. on Tuesday, September 5. Sanitation crews will collect both Monday and Tuesday’s refuse on Tuesday, with the possibility that some of Tuesday’s collection could extend into Wednesday.… Read More


Quarry Park South Lake Area Closed for Site Improvements

The Marion City Parks Department would like to notify the public that the Quarry Park South Lake Area and the entrance from West Fairground Street are temporarily closed for site improvement projects to improve visibility, aesthetics, and to level a rock pile. The closure is expected for several months.… Read More


MarionMade! Program Manager

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MARION, OH – The MarionMade! community pride initiative is six months old and, with such widespread and ever-increasing community support, the staff at Marion Community Foundation is expanding with this growing program.

“The enthusiasm for MarionMade! is amazing,” said Dean Jacob, President and CEO of Marion Community Foundation, the organizational home of MarionMade! “MarionMade! is about the community taking pride in all the positive things that make up the Marion, Ohio, area – its history, its landmarks, its business and industry, and its people, past, present, and future.”

To address staffing needs, Marion Community Foundation has hired a part-time program manager for MarionMade!, Vicky Branson, and created an official committee for the program under the umbrella of the Foundation.… Read More


STEINER SINGS SIGNATURE TUNES AT OTTERBEIN

Performer Johnny Steiner is a favorite throughout central Ohio. Known for his singing voice and clever wit, Steiner hails from Green Camp and is a graduate of Elgin High School in Marion County. On August 5 and 6, Steiner will once again hit the stage at his college alma mater, Otterbein University. The concert is called SIGNATURE, and will feature a program of ‘signature’ songs associated with some of the most beloved singers from the golden age of pop music.… Read More


Marion Community Foundation 2017 Scholarships Awarded

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Marion Community Foundation announces more than $291,000 in awards to 140 Marion area high school seniors and graduates in its 2017 Scholarship Program.
“This year, we are awarding 193 scholarships to local students to help them further their education and career goals,” said President and CEO Dean L. Jacob. “We are thankful to Marion Community Foundation’s donors who make these robust scholarship resources possible for the community.”

The 2017 award recipients include 92 graduating seniors from nine area high schools and 48 Marion area college students representing 22 colleges and universities.… Read More


FraizerHeiby and Marion Community Foundation Awarded 2017 PRism Award

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MARION – Last Thursday night provided professional recognition for the MarionMade! community pride initiative.  The campaign was awarded a 2017 PRism Award from the Central Ohio Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA).  The nomination was submitted jointly by communications firm FraizerHeiby and Marion Community Foundation, the sponsor of MarionMade!

“We have been overwhelmingly pleased by the community’s response to MarionMade!,” said Lori S. Stevenson, Communications Manager for Marion Community Foundation, who accepted the award at the ceremony held at the Columbus Athenaeum.… Read More