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

Wed, 09/13/2017 - 10:58am

The Marion Land Bank will have parcels of propety available for sale September 26, 2017 at 10:30 a.m. in the lobby of City Hall.  Full details regarding the sale may be found on the Legal Notices page of the City's website by selecting the following link.

September 26 Land Bank Sale Information


Fri, 09/01/2017 - 8:29am

The City of Marion is announcing that detours in the downtown Marion area will begin being posted at 6:00 pm on Tuesday, September 5 to accommodate activities for the upcoming Marion Popcorn Festival, being held September 7-9.  Downtown streets will remain closed until the festival’s conclusion at midnight on Saturday and may remain closed into the early hours of Sunday morning for festival clean-up.  Detours will occur for the followings streets:

  • Center St. between State St. and Campbell St.
  • Church St. between Main St. and Prospect St.
  • Main St. between Huber St. and Church St.
  • Prospect St. between George St. and Church St.
  • Oak St. between Huber St. and Center St.

In preparation for and during the Popcorn Parade, the closure of several area streets will begin at 4:00 pm on Thursday, September 7.  The following is a list of 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 approximately 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.  -  Spencer St.  
  • ​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.
    -  Columbia St. between Prospect St. and State St.
    -  Hill St. between Prospect St. and State St.

Due to the various street closures taking place in preparation for the Popcorn Festival Parade on Thursday, September 7, 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 8.


Mon, 08/28/2017 - 12:13pm

Mayor Scott Schertzer is announcing the following closures for the City of Marion on Monday, September 4, 2017 in observance of the Labor Day holiday:

  • All offices in City Hall will be closed.
  • Sanitation crews will not work on Monday, September 4.  Residents that normally have Monday sanitation service are asked to have their collections at curbside by 7:00 a.m. on Tuesday, September 5.  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 4.  Normal bus routes will resume on Tuesday, September 5.
  • Marion Senior Center will be closed on Monday, September 4.  All programs, activities, and transportation will resume on Tuesday, September 5.

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