City of Marion

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

In accordance with legislation passed by Marion City Council in 1999, as a result of Halloween (October 31) falling on Sunday this year, the annual "Trick-or-Treat" night in the City of Marion will be observed on Saturday, October 30 from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm. 
 

The legislation states:  The municipality shall observe the historic tradition of "Trick or Treat Night" on October 31 of each year, between the hours of 5:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., unless that day falls on a Sunday in which event, the tradition shall be observed on the previous Saturday.

 

While “Trick-or-Treat” is an annual tradition, with COVID-19 still affecting our community, parents/guardians are encouraged to exercise their own judgment on whether they allow children to participate.

Suggestions and Tips for 2021:

  • Practice Social Distancing;
  • Wear a face covering;
  • It is suggested that individuals trick-or-treat with family members only (do not carpool with other neighbors or go out in large groups of friends);
  • It is suggested that adults hand candy to each child rather than allowing children to grab candy from a bowl or a pile which reduces the number of hands touching the remaining candy and potentially spreading the virus;
  • Everyone in the household should monitor for symptoms leading up to trick-or-treat night.  If someone in the household is sick or may have had contact with a positive COVID-19 case, stay home and/or do not give out candy. 

 

Inclement weather:  In the event of inclement weather, the date that is set (by City ordinance) will not change. Parents/guardians are encouraged to exercise their own judgment on whether they allow children to participate.

 

 

Updates: 

The City of Marion is announcing that detours in the downtown Marion area will get underway at 6:00 pm on Tuesday, September 7 to accommodate activities for the upcoming Marion Popcorn Festival, being held September 9-11.  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 during the festival will occur for the following 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 occur on Thursday, September 9.  The following streets will close beginning at approximately 5:00 pm and remain closed until parade units have cleared the street:

  • Forest Lawn Blvd. (E. Center St. to Mt. Vernon Ave.)
  • Chicago Ave. (E. Center St. to Wilson Ave.)
  • Johnson St. (E. Center St. to Wilson Ave.)
  • Boone Ave. (E. Center St. to Wilson Ave.)
  • Pennsylvania Ave. (E. Center St. to E. Church St.)
  • Kenmore Ave. (E. Center St. to E. Church St.)

      The following streets will be closed until the conclusion of the parade:

  • E. Center St. from Merchant St. to State St. (closing at approximately 5:00 pm.)
  • S. State St. from Center St. to Columbia St.
  • S. Vine St. from Center St. to Church St./Mt. Vernon Ave.
  • E. Church St. from State St. to Vine St.
  • S. High St. from Center St. to Church St.

Due to the various street closures taking place in preparation for the Popcorn Festival Parade on Thursday, September 9, 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 10.

 

 

Updates: 

Mayor Scott Schertzer is announcing the following closures for the City of Marion on Monday, September 6, 2021 in observance of the Labor Day holiday:

  • All offices in City Hall will be closed.
  • Sanitation crews will not work on Monday, September 6.  Residents that normally have Monday sanitation service are asked to have their collections at curbside by 7:00 am on Tuesday, September 7.  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 6.  Normal bus service will resume on Tuesday, September 7.
  • Marion Senior Center will be closed on Monday, September 6.  No senior transportation will be available that day with the exception of dialysis appointments. 

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

 

 

Updates: 

Special Collection Events for the Delaware-Knox-Marion-Morrow Solid Waste Distict will be held in Marion County during 2021.   The event is open to residents of Delaware, Knox, Marion, and Morrow.  The location for the special collection will be at the Marion  County Fairgrounds, 220 E. Fairground St., Marion, OH 43302

CLICK HERE to view additional details for the collections.

 

 

Updates: 

Mayor Scott Schertzer is announcing that as a result of the Independence Day holiday falling on Sunday, July 4, 2021, the federal observation of the holiday occurs on Monday, July 5, 2021.  Therefore, the following closures for the City of Marion will take place on Monday, July 5:

  • City Hall

All offices in City Hall will be closed on Monday, July 5, 2021.

  • Sanitation

Sanitation crews will NOT collect refuse, recycling, or yard waste on Monday, July 5.   Residents who normally have sanitation service on Monday are asked to have their collections at curbside no later than 7:00 am on Tuesday, July 6.  Crews are scheduled to collect both Monday and Tuesday’s refuse, recycling, and yard waste on Tuesday,    July 6, with the possibility that some of Tuesday’s collection could extend into Wednesday.

  • Transit

Buses for Marion Area Transit will  NOT be in operation on Monday, July 5.  Normal hours of operation will resume on Tuesday, July 6.

  • Senior Center          

Marion Senior Center will be closed on Monday, July 5.  No senior transportation will be available that day with the exception of dialysis appointments.  The Center will be re-opening on Tuesday, July 6 with limited hours of 10 am - 2 pm and withe safety protocols and guidelines in place as required by the Ohio Department of Health.

 

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

 

 

Updates: 

Mayor Scott Schertzer is announcing that City Departments will be closed on Monday, May 31, 2021 in observance of the Memorial Day holiday.

-   Departments in City Hall will be closed on May 31, 2021.
   
- The Sanitation Department will not collect trash, recycling, or yard waste on Monday, May 31, 2021.  Residents who normally have sanitation services on Monday are asked to have their collections at curbside by 7:00 a.m. on Tuesday, June 1.  Crews will be collecting refuse for both Monday and Tuesday throughout the day on Tuesday, June 1 with the possibility that part of Tuesday's collection could extend into Wednesday, June 2.
   
- Marion Area Transit will NOT operate on Monday, May 31, 2021.  Normal hours of operation for bus service will resume on Tuesday, June 1.
   
- Marion Senior Center continues to be closed as a result of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.  Contact the Senior Center (740-387-6100) for transportation options that are available through the center. 

NOTE:  At this time, plans continue to progress for the re-opening of the Marion Senior Center on Tuesday, July 6.  The Center will be re-opened with safety protocols and guidelines in place as required by the Ohio Department of Health.

 

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

 

 

Updates: 

Mayor Scott Schertzer is announcing that a class for Lifeguard Certification will be held at Lincoln Park Aquatics Center during the week of June 7, 2021.  Scholarships are available, for qualifying individuals, for the cost of the certification class.  Individuals interested in participating and becoming a certified lifeguard should contact Andrew Franklin at 740-725-9622 to sign-up for the class.

 

 

Updates: 

On Sunday, April 25, 2021, S. Main St. between Center St. and Church St. will be closed from 7:00 am until 4:00 pm.  This section of street will be undergoing permanent changes on this date.  Parking changes will occur and wil be restriped and the street will be reduced to one lane in each direction.  Drivers need to be aware of this and other permanent changes to the traffic pattern near this location.

 

 

Updates: 

Mayor Scott Schertzer is announcing that the City of Marion will sponsor a Community Clean-Up Day on Saturday, May 15, 2021.

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.

Hours of operation will be from 8:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m.

Please note:  Yard Waste, Appliances, Tires, Regular Garbage, or Hazardous Materials will NOT be accepted at this location.

Mayor Schertzer reminds City residents that this drop off is free.

Contact the City Sanitation and Streets Department at (740) 382-1479 for additional information.

 

 

Updates: 

The City of Marion Love Our Neighborhoods program will be hosting a FREE Tire Collection event on Saturday, April 17, 2021 from 10:00 am - 2:00 pm at Lincoln Park.

This FREE tire collection is for City residents only and has the following requirements:

  1. Individuals must show proof of City residency (city utility bill or driver's license).
  2. Passenger tires only (no commercial tires will be accepted).
  3. Limit of 10 tires per trip.

For more information call 740-387-2248 or email sthrapp@marionohio.org

 

This project is partially funded by the DKMM Solid Waste District (www.dkmm.org)

 

 

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