News from the City of Marion

Posted: Friday, October 14, 2016 - 7:59am

The following streets will be closed as indicated below:

    Street:  Blaine Ave. from Center St. to Church St.

     Closure Start Date:  Monday, October 24 - 7:00 am

     Closure End Date:  Tuesday, October 25 - 5:00 pm

     This closure is due to work being completed in conjunction with the LoDo Neighborhood Improvement Project.


     Street:  S. Greenwood St. between E. Center St. and E. Church St.

     Closure Start Date:  Tuesday,  October 25 - 7:00 am

     Closure End Date:  Tuesday, October 26 - 5:00 pm

     Aqua Ohio will be working at this location.


Posted: Tuesday, October 11, 2016 - 11:39am

Trick-or-Treat for the City of Marion will be held from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm on Monday, 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, September 30, 2016 - 10:01am

Mayor Scott Schertzer is announcing that leaf collection for city residents will begin Monday, October 17 and continue through Friday, December 9, 2016.  The three options for disposal of leaves by city residents are:

1.   Place leaves in the tree lawn area to be vacuumed.
    A vacuum-type collector will collect leaves raked to the tree lawn area, with each street having leaves collected during the leaf pick-up season. 
    As a note, it is requested that residents NOT rake leaves into the streets so water can drain properly into the city’s storm sewer system and therefore, not cause blockage for catch basins and drains.
2.   Place leaves in biodegradable paper bags for pick up, which will follow yard waste pick-up limits of 3 bags per week.
    Residents wishing to bag leaves may do so by placing them in clearly marked biodegradable paper bags sold at local retail stores.  The filled bags should be placed at curbside for pick-up.  The City will continue to follow its yard waste limits of collecting 3 bags and 3 bundles per residence per week.
3.   Take biodegradable paper bagged leaves to 560 Barks Rd. W.
    Park Enterprise Construction located at 560 Barks Rd. W. is the location of the City’s free drop off site.  This location will be open to city residents free of charge.  Residents may call 740-223-7275 for Park Enterprise hours of operation.  Proof of city residency may be required.  PLEASE NOTE:  If non-biodegradable bags are used, leaves must be emptied from the bag at site.

For additional information, contact the Sanitation/Streets Department at 740-382-1479.


Posted: Friday, September 30, 2016 - 9:54am

The following street will be closed as noted below:

     Street:  Jamaica Dr. from Barbados Ave. to Easy St.

     Closure Start Date:  Monday, Octoer 3 - 7:00 am

     Closure End Date:  Friday, October 7 - 5:00 pm

     City of Marion Street Maintenance crews will be completing roadway repairs at this location.


Posted: Monday, September 26, 2016 - 8:56am

The following streets will be closed as noted below:

     Street:  Girard Ave. from Columbia St. to Bellefontaine Ave.

     Closure Start Date:  Monday, September 26 - 7:00 am

     Closure End Date:  Wednesday, September 28, 5:00 pm

     City of Marion Sewer Maintenacne crews will be repairing a sanitary sewer at this location.


Posted: Friday, September 16, 2016 - 9:38am

The following streets will be closed as noted below:

     Street:  Belmont St. between S. Vine St. and Presidential Dr. will be closed to through traffic

     Closure Start Date:  Monday, September 19 - 7:00 am

     Closure End Date:  Until further notice  

     Underground Utilities, Inc. will be completing the Belmont St. Sewer Improvement Project.


     Street:  S. Vine St. betweent Gurley Ave. and St. James St.

     Closure Start Date:  Monday, September 19 - 7:00 am

     Closure End Date:  Monday, September 19 - 5:00 pm  

     Sanitary sewers will be replaced at this location as part of the Belmont St. Sewer Imporovement Project.


Posted: Friday, September 16, 2016 - 9:32am

Mt. Vernon Ave. at S. Greenwood St. will be closed on Sunday, September 18 from 9:00 p.m. through 7:00 a.m., Monday, September 19 as a contractor for AQUA Ohio works at this location.  A detour will be posted to route traffic around this area.


Posted: Thursday, September 15, 2016 - 8:02am

E. Church St. at S. Greenwood St. will be restricted to one lane on Friday, September 16 from 7:00 a.m. through 5:00 p.m.

A contractor for AQUA Ohio will be completing work at this location.


Posted: Friday, September 2, 2016 - 8:29am

Mayor Scott Schertzer is announcing that at 6:00 pm on Tuesday, September 6, detours will begin being posted on the following streets in the downtown Marion area to accommodate activities for the Marion Popcorn Festival, which will be held September 8-10.

  • 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.

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. 

In preparation for and during the Popcorn Parade, closure of a number of area streets will begin at 4:00 pm on Thursday, September 8.  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 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 Main St. and State 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, Marion Area Transit will be making final pick-ups at 2:00 pm, with final drop offs scheduled for 2:30 pm on September 8.  Normal operating hours will resume on Friday, September 9.


Posted: Friday, August 26, 2016 - 8:54am

Mayor Scott Schertzer is announcing the following closures for the City of Marion on Monday, September 5th in observance of the Labor Day holiday:

  • All offices in City Hall will be closed.
  • Sanitation crews will not work on Monday, September 5th.  Residents that normally have Monday sanitation service are asked to have their collections at curbside by 7:00 a.m. on Tuesday, September 6th.  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 5th.  Normal bus routes will resume on Tuesday, September 6th.
  • Marion Senior Center will be closed on Monday, September 5th.  All programs, activities, and transportation will resume on Tuesday, September 6th.

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