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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


Community Clean-Up Day

Mayor Scott Schertzer is announcing that the City of Marion will sponsor a Community Clean-Up Day on Saturday, May 9, 2015.

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


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Mayor Scott Schertzer is announcing that weekly yard waste collection at curbside for 2015 will begin on Monday, April 13, 2015. 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. Please note that residents on the City’s “Pink Sign Program” as the result of a currently delinquent sanitation and sewer account are not eligible for curbside pick-up of yard waste.… Read More


Local United Way Adds Assistant Director

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MARION, OHIO – United Way of Marion County announced today the addition of a new assistant director. Amber Wertman joined the agency’s staff earlier this month.

Wertman brings with her extensive experience with United Way. She served as the Executive Director for United Way of Crawford County since 2013. While there she coordinated the merger of three smaller United Ways into a single countywide entity, at the same time implementing the community outcome model.… Read More


City of Marion Presidents Day Observance

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Mayor Schertzer is announcing that in observance of the President’s Day holiday, offices in City Hall will be closed on Monday, February 16, 2015. The following departments will operate as noted below:

Sanitation crews will collect garbage and recycling on Monday, February 16. Residents who normally have refuse collected on Monday are requested to have their collections at curbside by 7:00 a.m.

Marion Area Transit will be open for operation on Monday, February 16.… Read More