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Street closures for the 2015 Marion Popcorn Festival

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Mayor Scott Schertzer is announcing that on Tuesday, September 8th at 6:00 pm detours will begin being posted on the following streets in the downtown Marion area to accommodate activities for the 2015 Marion Popcorn Festival:

Center St. between State St. and Campbell St. Church St. between Prospect St. and Main St Main St. between Church St. and Huber St. Prospect St. between Church St. and George St. Oak St. between Center St.… Read More


Miles for Marion 5K & Block Party – Saturday, October 3, 2015

Now is the time to get active in your community! Run or walk your way from Chateau Drive to the Harding Centre in the Miles for Marion 5K and finish Downtown at the Block Party. A beer and wine garden will be available, along with local food trucks. Enjoy corn hole and entertainment until 5pm! This is an event for the entire family.

Race registration begins at 9am and the 5K will begin at 10am.… Read More


City of Marion’s observance of the upcoming Labor Day holiday

Mayor Scott Schertzer is announcing the following closures for the City of Marion on Monday, September 7th in observance of the Labor Day holiday.

All offices in City Hall will be closed.

Sanitation crews will not work on Monday, September 7th. Residents that normally have Monday sanitation service are asked to have their collections at curbside by 7:00 a.m. Tuesday, September 8th. 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


St. Mary Parish To Hold Public Festival

MARION – St. Mary’s Catholic Church, which has been located on North Main St. in Marion for 117 years, will hold a parish festival on August 23. Admission is free and open to the public.

The 2015 Festival will include a 2-day flea market, chicken BBQ, children’s games and activities, prize drawings, live entertainment, and festival foods. The main event is Sunday, August 23 from 1-9 p.m. on the church grounds at 251 N.… Read More


Two New Board Members Welcomed to the Marion Community Foundation

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MARION, OH – Two new members have been welcomed to the Marion Community Foundation Board of Directors, announced president and CEO Dean L. Jacob. The new board members include Jeremy Dunn and Fran Voll. These new members bring the board to its full complement of 15 members.

Jeremy Dunn, a Marion native, graduated from Pleasant High School in 2001 and spent the next seven years completing studies at Southeastern University and starting his professional career with JPMorgan Chase & Co.… Read More


Touch A Truck to Benefit United Way’s Kits for Kids Program

A backpack filled with notebooks, pencils, pens, and erasers are just ordinary school supplies to most kids, but to some children those few items can be the critical difference between fitting in and feeling different. United Way, Scioto Shoe Mart and many other area businesses are teaming up to make sure our local children have the school supplies they need this year.

On Saturday, July 18th, from 11am to 4pm featured sponsors Scioto Shoe Mart and United Way of Marion will offer families and children the chance to “Touch A Truck.” This is a free, family friendly event that gives everyone a chance to be hands on with vehicles such as firetrucks, police cruisers, tractors, utility trucks and more.… Read More


STEINER IN CONCERT, NEW ALBUM

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 9, Steiner will once again hit the stage at his college alma mater, Otterbein University. The concert is called YOUNG AT HEART, and will serve as the official launch of the singer’s first album in five years, also entitled YOUNG AT HEART.… Read More