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Leaf Collection for City of Marion Residents

Mayor Scott Schertzer is announcing that leaf collection for city residents will begin Monday, October 19 and continue through Friday, December 11, 2015.

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


City of Marion’s receipt of a $300,000 grant announced

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Mayor Scott Schertzer is announcing that the City of Marion has received notification of a $300,000 competitive grant award for a Neighborhood Revitalization project in the Lodo Neighborhood (Lower Downtown Neighborhood) from the Office of Community Development (OCD), a division of the Ohio Development Services Agency. OCD recently announced that thirty-five (35) top ranking proposals were being awarded a total of $9,698,000 through the PY 2015 Community Development Competitive Set-Aside Program.… Read More


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