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Johnny Steiner Concert August 6th and 7th At Otterbein University

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 6 and 7, Steiner will once again hit the stage at his college alma mater, Otterbein University. The concert is called LUCK, and features songs from Broadway shows of the 1950s.

“It’s no secret that I love singing standards, and so many of those kinds of songs hail from Broadway shows.… Read More


City Departments Closed in Observance of Independence Day Monday July 4th

Mayor Scott Schertzer is announcing that city departments will be closed in observance of the Independence Day holiday on Monday, July 4, 2016.

Departments in City Hall will be closed on July 4. Offices will re-open for normal business on Tuesday, July 5.

The Sanitation department will not collect trash, recycling, or yard waste on Monday, July 4. Residents who normally have sanitation service on Monday are asked to have their collections at curbside by 7:00 a.m.… Read More


2016 Community Grants Program Applications Period Open

MARION – Marion Community Foundation’s 2016 Community Grants Program application period is open. This year approximately $450,000 is available for local charities and nonprofit organizations serving the Marion area. Applications are available online with a deadline of July 21.

Experiencing remarkable growth and community support since its inception in 1998, Marion Community Foundation manages more than 200 charitable endowment funds, 17 of which provide nearly half a million dollars in discretionary grants for the annual Community Grants Program.… Read More


Closures for the City of Marion for Memorial Day Holiday

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Mayor Scott Schertzer is announcing that City Departments will be closed on Monday, May 30, 2016 in observance of the Memorial Day holiday.

Departments in City Hall will be closed on May 30, 2016. Offices will re-open for normal business on Tuesday, May 31.

The Sanitation department will not collect trash, recycling, or yard waste on Monday, May 30. Residents who normally have sanitation service on Monday are asked to have their collections at curbside by 7:00 a.m.… Read More


City of Marion Community Clean-Up Day on Saturday, May 14, 2016

Mayor Scott Schertzer is announcing that the City of Marion will sponsor a Community Clean-Up Day on Saturday, May 14, 2016.

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


Mayor’s appointment of a Director of Public Service

Mayor Scott Schertzer is announcing his appointment of Randy Caryer to the position of Director of Public Service for the City of Marion. Mr. Caryer assumed his new duties on April 6, 2016.

In his position as Service Director, Mr. Caryer will oversee the operation of the City’s Airport, Maintenance, Information Technology, Parks, Senior Center, Transit, and Utility Billing Departments. Mayor Schertzer states, “I believe the relationships that Randy had previously established within local government, as well as his institutional knowledge of municipal administration and problem solving skills as a former internal affairs officer will be a great help not only to my administration but to our departments as well.… Read More


City of Marion Weekly Yard Waste Collection Information

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Mayor Scott Schertzer is announcing that weekly yard waste collection at curbside will begin on Monday, April 11, 2016. 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 currently on the City’s “Pink Sign Program” as the result of a delinquent sanitation and sewer account are not eligible for curbside pick-up of yard waste.… Read More