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City of Marion Closure Hours for Observance of Veteran’s Day

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Mayor Scott Schertzer is announcing that due to Veteran’s Day falling on a Saturday this year, the federally observed day for the holiday will be Friday, November 10, 2017. Therefore, offices in City Hall will be closed on Friday, November 10 in observance of Veteran’s Day. As a result of City Hall being closed on Friday, offices will be observing weekly early closure hours on Thursday, November 9.
The following city departments will operate as noted:
• Sanitation crews will collect garbage, recycling and yard waste on November 10.… Read More


Leaf Collection for City of Marion Residents

Mayor Scott Schertzer is announcing that leaf collection for city residents will begin Monday, October 16 and continue through Friday, December 8, 2017. The three options for disposal of leaves by city residents are:
1. Place leaves in the tree lawn area to be vacuumed.
A vacuum-type collector will collect leaves raked to the tree lawn area, with each street having leaves collected during the leaf pick-up season.
As a note, it is requested that residents NOT rake leaves into the streets so water can drain properly into the city’s storm sewer system and therefore, not cause blockage for catch basins and drains.… Read More


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