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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


Independence Day Holiday Observance City of Marion

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Mayor Scott Schertzer is announcing that in observance of the Independence Day holiday, City Departments will be closed on Friday, July 3, 2015.

Please Note: Due to closures on Friday, City Hall’s weekly early closure day will be observed on Thursday, July 2, 2015. Therefore, on July 2, most offices in City Hall will close at 3:00 pm. Municipal Court Offices will close at 2:00 pm and the Utility Billing Office will close at 4:00 pm.… Read More


City Hall Entrance Closure

Beginning Thursday, June 25, 2015, the main entrance to the lobby of City Hall will be closed during construction work that will be taking place in front of and near the main entrance to Marion City Hall (233 W. Center St.). This closure will last for approximately 2 weeks, but is weather permitting and could therefore be extended if necessary. During the construction process, it will be necessary for the public to enter City Hall through doors at the rear of the building, also referred to as the Police Entrance.… Read More


United Way Stuff The Bus!

United Way is teaming up with organizations and local businesses for this year’s Stuff the Bus Book & Supply Drive May 26th through June 15th. Working together, we are asking Marion County residents to help stuff buses full of new and like-new books, as well as school supplies, to help children in Marion County excel in their education.

Public drop off locations include:
• Marion County Children Services
• Marion County Commissioners Office
• The Marion Star
• United Federal Credit Union locations
• Huntington Bank location
• Marion Technical College
• Marion Public Library
• United Way

“Knowing that in low-income neighborhoods the ratio of age-appropriate books is one for every 300 children, and that 26.4 percent of Marion County children live in poverty, a book drive is a simple strategy to place books in the hands of local children,” stated Pam Stone, Executive Director at United Way.… Read More


City of Marion – Memorial Day Observance

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Mayor Scott Schertzer is announcing that City Departments will be closed on Monday, May 25, 2015 in observance of Memorial Day. All departments in City Hall will be closed on Monday, May 25, 2015. Offices will re-open for normal business on Tuesday, May 26.

Sanitation crews will not collect trash, recycling, or yard waste on Monday, May 25, 2015. Residents who normally have sanitation services on Monday are asked to have their collections at curbside by 7:00 a.m.… Read More


Wolff Bros. Supply, Inc. 50th Anniversary Celebration Event & Open House

Wolff Bros. Supply, Inc. has a lot to celebrate this year as they open a brand new Marion store and mark a major milestone in the family based company’s history. Employees, customers and community members alike will join together at Wolff Bros. Supply’s new 1878 Bealer Drive location on Thursday, May 14, 2015 from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm for a 50th Anniversary Celebration Event & Open House. The Marion Area Chamber of Commerce has organized a ribbon cutting ceremony to take place at 4:30 pm; free food and drinks, giveaways, raffles and interactive booths sponsored by Wolff Bros.… Read More