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

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Latest News from the City of Marion

Tue, 06/02/2020 - 1:15pm

Mayor Scott Schertzer is announcing that Lincoln Park Aquatics Center will not open for the 2020 season. 

This decision is coming about due to the Responsible RestartOhio protocols that were issued by Governor Mike DeWine.  Through the various protocols and requirements issued through the State, the total capacity for the number of individuals permitted at the Aquatic Center has been significantly reduced this season, while at the same time requiring increased staffing levels to ensure compliance with cleaning, disinfecting, and safety-related portions of the protocol.

Schertzer stated, “This decision has come after extensively reviewing the Responsible RestartOhio protocols, the increased staffing to meet the required protocols, as well as the monetary impact this will financially have on the City’s general fund.  Enforcing social distancing as required by the Responsible RestartOhio protocols would be difficult, if not impossible.  To require children to remain six-feet apart is not practical, especially while in the pool.  Additionally, it is not realistic to think we could enforce many of the requirements included in the protocol.  I met with Parks Superintendent Mike Cheney to review information and we feel that managing our pool within the guidelines established is still a high risk, not in the best interest of our community, and would be fiscally irresponsible for us to open the Aquatics Center at this time.”


Fri, 05/29/2020 - 12:35pm

Mayor Scott Schertzer is announcing that City Hall will be opened to the public beginning on Monday, June 1, 2020.  The mayor has indicated that the safety and security of our residents and employees is of utmost importance while the City moves forward; as such, the City will be adhering to the guidelines and protocols that have been presented by the State of Ohio.

Following is information regarding changes that will be taking place at Marion City Hall as it is re-opened to the public:  

  • Effective Monday, June 1, 2020 for a two-week period, City Hall will be open to the public on a shortened schedule.  Hours will be Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm; while the building will be open on Tuesday from 8:00 am to 2:00 pm.

Beginning June 1, the only entry to City Hall open for public access to the building will be the front entrance.  Any individual entering the building, with the exception of those paying a utility bill or requesting the service of Police Records, will be required to wear a face covering, have their temperature checked, and go through a security screening process.  The security screening process was mandated by the Ohio Supreme Court.

  • Mayor Schertzer has indicated that all Boards and Commissions under his appointment may resume meeting; however, the protocols listed below are being given as guidelines for each Board and Commission:        
          - Face coverings should be worn by all individuals attending the meeting.
          - Social distancing protocols need to be followed during the meeting.
          - An individual must be responsible for taking and recording the temperature of every person attending the meeting.
          - Each individual attending the meeting must provide contact information for contact tracing purposes.


Wed, 05/20/2020 - 10:56am

Mayor Scott Schertzer is announcing that City Departments will be closed on Monday, May 25, 2020 in observance of the Memorial Day holiday.

  • Departments in City Hall will be closed on May 25, 2020.
  • The Sanitation department will not collect trash, recycling, or yard waste on Monday, May 25, 2020.  Residents who normally have sanitation service on Monday are asked to have their collections at curbside by 7:00 a.m. on Tuesday, May 26.  Crews will be collecting refuse for both Monday and Tuesday throughout the day on Tuesday, May 26, with the possibility that part of Tuesday’s collection could extend into Wednesday, May 27.
  • Marion Area Transit will NOT operate on Monday, May 25, 2020.  Normal hours of operation for bus service will resume on Tuesday, May 26.
  • 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.

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