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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


Celebrate Marion Show Coming to Palace

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MARION – “Celebrate Marion” is a spectacular, locally produced show which will recognize and celebrate 30 individuals, businesses, and organizations which have made a positive impact on Marion, past and present. It is also a showcase of Marion-made talent who are coming home to be a part of what, according to Dean Jacob, president and CEO of Marion Community Foundation, promises to be “the event of the year.”

“We’ve turned a corner and people are really ready to share and celebrate good news about Marion,” said Jacob.… Read More


City of Marion Community Clean-up Day

Mayor Scott Schertzer is announcing that the City of Marion will sponsor a Community Clean-Up Day on Saturday, May 13, 2017.
Any City of Marion resident, currently on City Sanitation Service, wishing to dispose of unwanted items may do so by taking those items directly to the Marion County Solid Waste Transfer Station located at 1564 Victory Road, (directly east of the Marion Correctional Institute). Proof of current city sanitation service will be required.… Read More


City of Marion’s Yard Waste program for the 2017 Season

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The City of Marion is announcing that weekly yard waste collection at curbside for the 2017 collection season is scheduled to begin on Monday, April 17 and will run through Friday, December 8.
The curbside pick-up for yard waste generally occurs on the day following each resident’s regular trash collection day (example: Friday trash pick-up – Monday yard waste pick up). With limited personnel, this schedule may vary. Note: Residents with an excessive delinquent sanitation and sewer account balance are not eligible for curbside pick-up of yard waste.… Read More


MarionMade! Launches Community Wide Pride Effort

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MARION – Marion, Ohio, has an illustrious past, a vibrant present, and a promising future; and, stories that need to be told.  This is the premise behind a new, far-reaching, community-wide effort known as MarionMade! — designed to encourage residents to look at Marion with fresh eyes.

“We have many good people looking at solutions and positive ways of viewing our community. MarionMade! is all about communicating the things we can take pride in about Marion, Ohio,” said Marion Community Foundation’s president and CEO Dean Jacob. … Read More