Welcome to the City of Marion

As Mayor of the City of Marion, welcome to our official website.  The purpose of this website is to provide information about our city government, departments, services, and activities.  Whether you are a resident, business owner or visitor, we invite you to explore and access the resources throughout our web pages.

The Marion community is rich in heritage and history, including the Home and Memorial Tomb of 29th U.S. President Warren G. Harding and his wife Florence.  I invite you to stop and experience our history, attractions, culture, food and more.

Scott Schertzer - Mayor

Latest News from the City of Marion

Fri, 09/25/2015 - 1:12pm

Trick-or-Treat for the City of Marion will be held from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm on Saturday, October 31.

In 1999, Marion City Council passed legislation which set "Trick-or-Treat" night for the City of Marion to occur on October 31 of each year between the hours of  5:30 pm and 7:30 pm, unless October 31 falls on a Sunday.  If October 31 falls on a Sunday, "Trick-or-Treat" night will be observed on the preceding Saturday.  As a result of the passage of this Ordinance, the date for Trick-or-Treat cannot be moved unless legislation is presented before full City Council.

Halloween Safety Tips:

  • Trick-or-Treat in a group or with an adult.
  • Accept treats only in doorways.  Never go into a house.
  • Visit homes that have the porch light on.
  • Carry a flashlight.
  • Walk, don't run, and stay on sidewalks.
  • Look both ways before crossing streets and only cross the street at corners.
  • Wear reflective clothing.
  • Be sure your costume is not too long ... you don't want to trip or fall.
  • Shoes should fit comfortably (even if they don't match your costume).
  • Carry only flexible swords, knives, and props.
  • Consider using "face paint" instead of a mask.  If you wear a mask, be sure you can see out of it clearly.
  • Be sure your parents always know where you are going to trick-or-treat and stay in familiary neighborhoods.
  • Do not ride a bicycle.  Your costume might get tangled in the wheels.
  • Keep away from candles and open fires.
  • Be cautious of animals.
  • Let parents check your treats before you eat them.
  • Never eat unwrapped candy, opened candy, or fruit given to you on Halloween.


Wed, 09/02/2015 - 9:41am

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. and Huber St.

These downtown streets will remain closed until the festival’s conclusion at midnight on Saturday, September 12th and may remain closed into the early hours of Sunday morning for festival clean-up.  

In preparation for and during the Popcorn Parade, closure of a number of area streets will begin at 4:00 pm on Thursday, September 10th.  The following is a list of these street changes and closures:

  • Kensington St. will become two-way at 4:00 pm.
  • East Center St. between Kensington St. and State St. will close at 5:00 pm.
  • Forest Lawn Blvd. from Center St. to Mt. Vernon Ave. will close at 5:00 pm.
  • The following streets will be closed between East Center St. and East Church St.:
- Pennsylvania Ave. - Merchant Ave. - Homer St.
- Kenmore Ave. - Clover Ave.  
  • The following streets will be closed between East Center St. and Wilson Ave.:
- Chicago Ave. - Boone Ave. - Franconia Ave.
- Johnson St. - True Ave.  
  • The following streets will be closed until the conclusion of the parade:

       - State St. between Center St. and Washington St.
       - Main St. between Church St. and Hill St.
       - Delaware Ave. between Hill St. and Washington St.
       - Hill St. between Main St. and State St.

As a result of the various street closures taking place in preparation of the Popcorn Festival Parade, on Thursday, September 10th, Marion Area Transit will be making final pick-ups at 2:00 pm, with final drop offs scheduled for 2:30 pm. Normal operating hours will resume on Friday, September 11th. 


Tue, 09/01/2015 - 8:54am

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.
  • Marion Area Transit buses will not operate on Monday, September 7th.  Normal bus routes will resume on Tuesday, September 8th.
  • Marion Senior Center will be closed on Monday, September 7th.

Necessary services including fire, police, and airport will operate as usual.