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Wednesday Jul 23 | The Marion Star

Heroin overdose leads to charge

A Marion woman has been charged with involuntary manslaughter after the overdose death of another woman.

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Related Topix: Marion, OH

Wednesday Jul 23 | The Marion Star

Five business caught selling tobacco to minor

Public health employees used a recent raid of local businesses selling cigarettes and tobacco products to minors as an educational opportunity.

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Related Topix: Marion, OH, New Bloomington, OH

Wednesday Jul 23 | The Marion Star

Dennison reported blacking out in two other crashes

The man who allegedly caused a fatal crash July 14 had a history of crashes, including two in which he reported blacking out while driving.

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Related Topix: Marion, OH

Tue Jul 22, 2014

The Marion Star

Marion area hosting national softball finals

It was a year in the making, and it will be in Marion for the first time. The American Softball Association will this week hold its Fast Pitch Girls' A 10-under and 12-under Eastern National Championship Finals at the River Valley Baseball for Youth complex on Ohio 309 just east of Marion.

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The Marion Star

Police beat: $1,747 stolen on Wellness Drive

Marion Police May 3 ARRESTS Wesley D. Brammer was arrested in the 700 block of York Street on charges of theft, tampering with evidence and criminal damaging.

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Related Topix: Waldo, OH

Sun Jul 20, 2014

The Marion Star

Little Scioto facing quality issues

The water quality in the Little Scioto River watershed is more impaired than that of any other waterway in the entire upper Scioto watershed, according to a new draft report from the Ohio EPA.

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Related Topix: Ohio, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Bucyrus, OH, Crawford County, OH, Marion, OH

Sat Jul 19, 2014

The Marion Star

Tires, batteries found in river sweep

A little weekend rain did not deter a handful of volunteers from cleaning up trash at seven bridges Saturday morning.

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Related Topix: Marion, OH

Fri Jul 18, 2014

The Marion Star

Marion County Republican Hog Roast and Auction

The annual Marion County Republican Hog Roast and Auction will be at 5:30 p.m. Aug. 7 at All Occasions Banquet Facility, 6989 Waldo-Delaware Road, Waldo.

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Related Topix: Waldo, OH

Thu Jul 17, 2014

The Marion Star

LaRue Community Alliance plans raffle to support efforts for village

A raffle ticket sale, proceeds from which will benefit the LaRue Community Alliance, continues until 5 p.m. Friday, a member of the organization promoting the western Marion County village announced.

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Related Topix: Richwood, OH

Wed Jul 16, 2014

The Marion Star

The Barlow Mansion and visitors center contain true Marion treasures

When I mentioned where I was visiting this week, several of my friends said the same thing: "I've always wanted to see that place."

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Related Topix: Marion, OH

The Marion Star

Police beat

Marion Police July 14 THEFTS A man reported copper pipes stolen in the 1100 block of Martinique Drive.

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Related Topix: Galion, OH

Tue Jul 15, 2014

The Marion Star

New facility shrinks need

A waiting list for the preschool educational services of Head Start in Marion County will shrink as the result of Ohio Heartland Community Action Commission's purchase of a building on Fairfax Road, the agency's executive director said.

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Related Topix: Family, Kids, Bucyrus, OH, Crawford County, OH

Coshocton Tribune

No charges yet in crash that killed 3

Ohio Highway Patrol officials continue their investigation today of a five-vehicle collision that killed three people Monday afternoon.

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Related Topix: Marion, OH

Mon Jul 14, 2014

The Marion Star

Reward offered for info on suspected arson

The Ohio State Fire Marshal has offered a $5,000 reward for any information on a suspicious Saturday night fire.

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Related Topix: Caledonia, OH

Sun Jul 13, 2014

The Marion Star

Marion commissioners ready for casino tax revenue shortfall

Projecting conservatively its share of revenue from the state's four casinos has allowed the Marion County Board of Commissioners to avoid a rude surprise, Commissioner Ken Stiverson said on Saturday.

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Related Topix: Marion, OH

Fri Jul 11, 2014

The Marion Star

Marion man pleads no contest to aggravated vehicular homicide

A man awaits sentencing following a December car crash that killed two. Robert A. Persinger Jr., 31, of Marion, pleaded no contest to two counts of aggravated vehicular homicide and one count of aggravated vehicular assault Friday afternoon, according to Marion County Prosecutor Brent Yager.

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Related Topix: Marion, OH

The Marion Star

First cases of West Nile virus emerge in central Ohio

Health officials believe they have found the first case of a deadly virus in Ohio this year.

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Related Topix: Ohio, West Nile Virus, Health, Columbus, OH

Thu Jul 10, 2014

The Marion Star

Troopers plan for Marion County OVI checkpoint

Residents considering having a beer before hitting the road this weekend better think twice.

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The Marion Star

Police beat: Hand gun, steaks and batteries reported stolen

Marion Police July 9 THEFTS A business reported three steaks stolen in the 700 block of Richland Avenue.

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Related Topix: Prospect, OH

Tue Jul 08, 2014

The Marion Star

County reports very few texting citations

More than a year after Ohio's texting and driving ban went into full effect, Marion County law enforcement officers have seen very few people violating the law.

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