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MarionMade! Launches Community Wide Pride Effort

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MARION – Marion, Ohio, has an illustrious past, a vibrant present, and a promising future; and, stories that need to be told.  This is the premise behind a new, far-reaching, community-wide effort known as MarionMade! — designed to encourage residents to look at Marion with fresh eyes.

“We have many good people looking at solutions and positive ways of viewing our community. MarionMade! is all about communicating the things we can take pride in about Marion, Ohio,” said Marion Community Foundation’s president and CEO Dean Jacob. … Read More


City of Marion Closings for President’s Day Holiday

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Mayor Schertzer is announcing that in observance of the President’s Day holiday, offices in City Hall will be closed on Monday, February 20, 2017. The following departments will operate as noted below:

– Sanitation crews will collect garbage and recycling on Monday, February 20. Residents normally having refuse collected on Mondays are requested to have their collections at curbside by 7:00 a.m.
– Marion Area Transit will be observing regular hours of operation on Monday, February 20.… Read More


Whirlpool Corporation created a new scholarship fund at Marion Community Foundation

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MARION, OH – Following on the heels of its wind turbine project announcement, Whirlpool Corporation has created a new scholarship fund at Marion Community Foundation to support STEM education for Marion area students.  According to Dean Jacob, President and CEO of Marion Community Foundation, Whirlpool Corporation has created this new non-endowed scholarship fund in conjunction with One Energy LLC, the company installing the new wind turbines at Whirlpool’s Marion Operation.

“This collaboration between Marion Community Foundation and Marion’s largest corporate citizen – Whirlpool Corporation — will benefit local students for the next 20 years,” said Jacob.… Read More


Marion Community Foundation Kickstarts Endowment for Harding 2020

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The Harding 2020 project received a significant boost from Marion Community Foundation. Marion Community Foundation has awarded a grant of $31,250 to the Harding Home and Presidential Center project, and intends to provide similar awards over the next 8 years for a total of $250,000 in support. This is in addition to the $225,000 previously granted to the Harding Project in early 2016 to assist with the acquisition of neighboring properties to expand the current Home site.… Read More


City of Marion Holiday Hours

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Mayor Scott Schertzer is announcing the following closings and adjusted hours for City Offices over the Christmas and New Year’s holiday weeks. Please note, as a result of Christmas Day and New Year’s Day falling on Sunday, the holiday will be observed on the Monday of each week.
All departments in City Hall will be closed on Monday, December 26 in observance of the Christmas holiday and Monday, January 2 in observance of the New Year’s holiday.… Read More


Giving Tuesday Donors Raise $5000+ For United Way

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Last Tuesday, November 29, was a global day of giving known as Giving Tuesday.  Locally, Marion Community Foundation and United Way of Marion County partnered to raise funds, to the tune of $5,228.

The partnership between the two organizations sought to increase support for United Way in two ways—long-term via gifts to the United Way Endowment Fund at Marion Community Foundation; and, immediate by matching gifts to the local 2016 Campaign.… Read More


City of Marion Closures in Observance of Veteran’s Day

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Mayor Scott Schertzer is announcing that offices in City Hall will be closed on Friday, November 11, 2016 in observance of Veteran’s Day. Due to City Hall being closed on Friday, most offices will be observing weekly early closure hours on Thursday, November 10.
The following city departments will operate as noted:
Sanitation crews will collect garbage, recycling and yard waste on November 11. Customers normally having refuse collected on Friday are requested to have their collections at curbside by 7:00 am.… Read More