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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 5, 2018.
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 Yard Waste Collection

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The City of Marion is announcing that weekly yard waste collection at curbside for the 2018 collection season is scheduled to begin on Monday, April 16 and will run through Friday, December 7.

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


City of Marion’s Observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday

City Hall will be closed on Monday, January 15, 2018 in observance of the Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday. However, some City departments will operate on a regular or modified schedule for the day. The following departments will operate as listed below:
• Sanitation crews will collect garbage and recycling on Monday, January 15. Customers who normally have refuse collected on Monday are requested to have their collections at curbside by 7:00 a.m.… Read More


Marion Community Foundation’s 2018 Scholarship Program

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MARION, OH –  Marion Community Foundation’s 2018 Scholarship Program is now underway for area high school seniors and graduates.  The Foundation’s scholarship program, which has grown exponentially since its first award in 2000, now includes 116 funds.

Last year, the Foundation’s scholarship funds generated 193 awards – totaling just over $291,000 – for 140 Marion area high school seniors and graduates.

“Every year, the number of scholarship funds has grown. Since last year alone, the Scholarship Program has added 14 new funds,” said Marion Community Foundation President and CEO Dean Jacob.… Read More


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