News from the City of Marion

Posted: Thursday, September 20, 2018 - 1:42pm

An announcement regarding an upcoming sale of parcels of land through the Marion Land Bank is being announced.  CLICK HERE to be directed to the Legal Notices page of the City's website for full details regarding this sale.

 

Posted: Monday, September 17, 2018 - 9:18am

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

In 1999, Marion City Council passed legislation which set "Trick-or-Treat" night within the City of Marion for 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.

     

Posted: Friday, August 31, 2018 - 8:23am

The City of Marion is announcing that detours in the downtown Marion area will get underway at 6:00 pm on Tuesday, September 4 to accommodate activities for the upcoming Marion Popcorn Festival, being held September 6-8.  Downtown streets will remain closed until the festival’s conclusion at midnight on Saturday and will 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 6.  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.
  • Kenmore Ave.
  • Merchant Ave.
  • Clover Ave.
  • Homer St.
  • Spencer St.

The following streets will be closed between East Center St. and Wilson Ave.:

  • Chicago Ave.
  • Johnson St.
  • Boone Ave
  • True Ave.
  • Franconia 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 prepartion for the Popcorn Festival Parade on Thursday, September 6, 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 7.

 

Posted: Wednesday, August 29, 2018 - 12:09pm

Mayor Scott Schertzer is announcing the following closures in observance of the Labor Day holiday for the City of Marion on Monday, September 3, 2018:

  • All offices in City Hall will be closed.
  • Sanitation crews will not work on Monday, September 3.  Residents that normally have Monday sanitation service are asked to have their collections at curbside by 7:00 a.m. on Tuesday, September 4.  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 3.  Normal bus routes will resume on Tuesday, September 4.
  • Marion Senior Center will be closed on Monday, September 3.  All programs, activities, and transportation will resume on Tuesday, September 4.

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

 

Posted: Wednesday, August 29, 2018 - 12:07pm

The Administration for the City of Marion is announcing that The Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) is currently working on State Route 95 (Mount Vernon Avenue), which is part of an Urban Resurfacing Project.  ODOT’s Urban Resurfacing Project resurfaces state routes through a city.  This particular project will also involve minor curb replacement in specific locations as the project is completed. 

While work has begun on State Route 95 on the east side of the Marion, additional portions of State Route 95 will also be paved this year.  Center Street between Vine Street and Park Boulevard, as well as Blaine Avenue between Columbia Street and West Church Street will be included in work completed by ODOT.   

While this project is currently affecting traffic on the eastern side of the City, it will not impact the upcoming Popcorn Festival.

Please keep in mind that this is an ODOT project; therefore, contact information for ODOT is being provided below:

            Nancy Burton
            Public Information Officer
            ODOT District 6
            400 East William Street
            Delaware, Ohio 43015
            (p) 740.833.8063

 

Posted: Tuesday, August 21, 2018 - 12:41pm

An announcement regarding an upcoming sale of parcels of land through the Marion Land Bank is being announced.  CLICK HERE to be directed to the Legal Notices page of the City's website for full details regarding this sale.

 

Posted: Thursday, June 28, 2018 - 2:53pm

FOR RELEASE:      Thursday, June 28, 2018

In observance of the Independence Day holiday, the following closures for the City of Marion are being announced for Wednesday, July 4, 2018: 

  • City Hall
    All offices in City Hall will be closed on Wednesday, July 4, 2018.
  • Sanitation
    Crews in the Sanitation Department will NOT collect refuse, recycling, or yard waste on Wednesday, July 4.  Residents who normally have sanitation service on Wednesday are asked to have their collections at curbside by 7:00 a.m. on Thursday, July 5.  Crews are scheduled to collect two days’ worth of refuse, recycling, and yard waste on Thursday, July 5; however, a portion of Thursday’s collection could extend into Friday, July 6.
  • Transit
    Marion Area Transit’s bus service will NOT be in operation on Wednesday, July 4.   Normal hours of operation will resume on Thursday, July 5.
  • Senior Center
    Marion Senior Center will be closed on Wednesday, July 4.  All programs, activities, and transportation will resume on Thursday, July 5.

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

Posted: Wednesday, May 23, 2018 - 11:57am

The Marion Land Bank will have parcels of property available for sale on Tuesday, July 10, 2018 at 10:30 a.m. in the lobby of City Hall.  CLICK HERE to be directed to Legal Notices page of the City's website for full details regarding the sale. 

 

Posted: Thursday, May 17, 2018 - 3:28pm

Mayor Scott Schertzer is announcing that City Departments will be closed on Monday, May 28, 2018 in observance of the Memorial Day holiday.

  • Departments in City Hall will be closed on May 28, 2018.  Offices will re-open for normal business on Tuesday, May 29.
  • The Sanitation department will not collect trash, recycling, or yard waste on Monday, May 28.  Residents who normally have sanitation service on Monday are asked to have their collections at curbside by 7:00 a.m. on Tuesday, May 29.  Crews will be collecting refuse for both Monday and Tuesday throughout the day on Tuesday, May 29, with the possibility that part of Tuesday’s collection could extend into Wednesday, May 30.
  • Marion Area Transit will NOT operate on Monday, May 28.  Normal hours of operation for bus service will resume on Tuesday, May 29.
  • Marion Senior Center will be closed on Monday, May 28.  All programs, activities, and transportation will resume on Tuesday, May 29.

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

Posted: Tuesday, May 15, 2018 - 4:09pm

The Marion Land Bank will have parcels of property available for sale on Tuesday, May 22, 2018 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:

May 22 Land Bank Sale Information

 

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