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, 09/22/2021 - 8:23am

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.



Thu, 09/02/2021 - 9:42am

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.



Tue, 08/31/2021 - 8:01am

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.





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