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FraizerHeiby and Marion Community Foundation Awarded 2017 PRism Award

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MARION – Last Thursday night provided professional recognition for the MarionMade! community pride initiative.  The campaign was awarded a 2017 PRism Award from the Central Ohio Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA).  The nomination was submitted jointly by communications firm FraizerHeiby and Marion Community Foundation, the sponsor of MarionMade!

“We have been overwhelmingly pleased by the community’s response to MarionMade!,” said Lori S. Stevenson, Communications Manager for Marion Community Foundation, who accepted the award at the ceremony held at the Columbus Athenaeum.… Read More


Celebrate Marion Show Coming to Palace

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MARION – “Celebrate Marion” is a spectacular, locally produced show which will recognize and celebrate 30 individuals, businesses, and organizations which have made a positive impact on Marion, past and present. It is also a showcase of Marion-made talent who are coming home to be a part of what, according to Dean Jacob, president and CEO of Marion Community Foundation, promises to be “the event of the year.”

“We’ve turned a corner and people are really ready to share and celebrate good news about Marion,” said Jacob.… Read More


City of Marion Community Clean-up Day

Mayor Scott Schertzer is announcing that the City of Marion will sponsor a Community Clean-Up Day on Saturday, May 13, 2017.
Any City of Marion resident, currently on City Sanitation Service, wishing to dispose of unwanted items may do so by taking those items directly to the Marion County Solid Waste Transfer Station located at 1564 Victory Road, (directly east of the Marion Correctional Institute). Proof of current city sanitation service will be required.… Read More


City of Marion’s Yard Waste program for the 2017 Season

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The City of Marion is announcing that weekly yard waste collection at curbside for the 2017 collection season is scheduled to begin on Monday, April 17 and will run through Friday, December 8.
The curbside pick-up for yard waste generally occurs on the day following each resident’s regular trash collection day (example: Friday trash pick-up – Monday yard waste pick up). With limited personnel, this schedule may vary. Note: Residents with an excessive delinquent sanitation and sewer account balance are not eligible for curbside pick-up of yard waste.… Read More


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