News from the City of Marion

Posted: Tuesday, October 29, 2019 - 3:31pm

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

Posted: Friday, October 4, 2019 - 9:43am

Mayor Scott Schertzer is announcing that leaf collection for city residents will begin on Monday, October 21 and continue through Friday, December 6, 2019.  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.

    NOTE:  Residents should NOT rake leaves into the city streets and parking lanes, 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 City 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 each week.


  3. ​Take biodegradable paper bagged leaves to 560 Barks Rd. W.​

    Outdoor Resource Supply (formerly Park Enterprise), 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 to obtain hours of operation for Outdoor Resource Supply.  Proof of city residency may be required.  PLEASE NOTE:  If non-biodegradable bags are used for collection, leaves must be emptied during drop-off.

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


Posted: Tuesday, October 1, 2019 - 11:41am

A Medication Disposal Day has been scheduled for Saturday,October 26, 2019 from 10:00 am - 2:00 pm at the OhioHealth Marion Medical Campus, located at 1050 Delaware Ave. - Blue Entrance.  On this day, staff members from various local agencies offer a safe, legal and environmentally friendly way to dispose of expired medication, unused medication, prescription medication, over-the-counter medication, pills, liquids, and syringes. Residents are reminded to not throw medications away or flush them down the toilet and to allow these local agencies to dispose of your unneeded medications in a proper method.


Posted: Thursday, September 12, 2019 - 2:29pm

Mayor Scott Schertzer is announcing that the Marion City Fire Department has received notification of approval of its application for a SAFER grant through the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). 

Funds received through this newly approved grant will allow for the hiring of up to six (6) additional firefighters for the department.   It is expected that the hiring process for these individuals will begin in late 2019 or early 2020.


Posted: Thursday, August 29, 2019 - 12:47pm

The City of Marion is announcing that detours in the downtown Marion area will get underway at 6:00 pm on Tuesday, September 3 to accommodate activities for the upcoming Marion Popcorn Festival, being held September 5-7.  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 approximately 5:00 pm on Thursday, September 5.

  • East Center St. between Merchant 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 in the area of East Center St.:

  • Chicago Ave. (closed between E. Center St. and Wilson Ave.)
  • Johnson St. (closed between E. Center St. and Wilson Ave.)
  • Boone Ave. (closed between E. Center St. and Wilson Ave.)
  • Pennsylvania Ave. (closed between E. Center St. and E. Church St.)
  • Kenmore Ave. (closed between E. Center St. and E. Church St.)

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

  • S. State St. between Center St. and Columbia St.
  • S. Vine St.  between Center St. and Church St./Mt. Vernon Ave.
  • E. Church St. between State St. and Vine St.
  • S. High St. between Center St. and Church St.

Due to the various street closures taking place in preparation for the Popcorn Festival Parade on Thursday, September 5, 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 6.


Posted: Tuesday, August 27, 2019 - 10:08am

Mayor Scott Schertzer is announcing the following closures for the City of Marion on Monday, September 2, 2019 in observance of the Labor Day holiday:

  • All offices in City Hall will be closed.
  • Sanitation crews will not work on Monday, September 2.  Residents that normally have Monday sanitation service are asked to have their collections at curbside by 7:00 am on Tuesday, September 3.  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 2.  Normal bus service will resume on Tuesday, September 3.
  • Marion Senior Center will be closed on Monday, September 2.  All programs, activities, and transportation will resume on Tuesday, September 3.

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


Posted: Tuesday, July 9, 2019 - 12:01pm

Effective immediately, memberships for the Lincoln Park Aquatics Center will be half-price and are available for purchase at the Aquatics Center during business hours.

Accepted forms of payment include check, cash, Visa®, or Mastercard®.

For additional information, contact the Aquatics Center at 740-387-2118 or the Parks Department at 740-387-5370.


Posted: Monday, July 1, 2019 - 7:48am

The following closures for the City of Marion are being announced in observance of the Independence Day holiday: 

City Hall
All offices in City Hall will be closed on Thursday, July 4, 2019.

In addition to being closed on Thursday, many departments will be utilizing vacation time on Friday, July 5 resulting in departmental closures.  For departments that are closed on Friday, early closure will be observed on Wednesday, July 3.  Therefore, residents are highly encouraged to call ahead to ensure the office relevant to their needs will be open.

Sanitation crews will NOT collect refuse, recycling, or yard waste on Thursday, July 4.  Residents who normally have sanitation service on Thursday are asked to have their collections at curbside by 7:00 a.m. on Friday, July 5.  Crews are scheduled to collect two days’ worth of refuse, recycling, and yard waste on Friday, July 5.

Marion Area Transit’s bus service will NOT be in operation on Thursday, July 4 or Friday, July 5.  Normal hours of operation will resume on Monday, July 8.

Senior Center
Marion Senior Center will be closed on Thursday, July 4 and Friday, July 5.  Transportation will be available on Friday, July 5.  All program and activities will resume on Monday, July 8.

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


Posted: Friday, June 28, 2019 - 9:49am

The City of Marion has parcels of real property (vacant) that are available for purchase from the Land Bank Program (City of Marion).  Additional information is available through the following link:

City of Marion Land Bank Properties Available for Sale as of 06/27/19


Posted: Monday, June 3, 2019 - 7:43am

The Marion City Parks Department is announcing that mosquito fogging operations will begin on Tuesday, June 4, 2019.  These operations will occur on Tuesday and/or Thursday evenings between 8 pm – 2 am.  Weekly spraying will continue as needed and as weather permits.  The areas that will be sprayed will rotate based on the mosquito populations.  City residents with respiratory conditions are advised to keep their windows and doors closed during these hours.