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My Farewell to the Bureau

by summer intern  Kelsey Miller My summer has gone by way too fast. As I pack up my mountain of clothes that I just got put away for the summer and look toward another school year in Athens, Ohio, I can’t help to reflect what I have learned about my community here in Marion, as Read more…

Amazing Treasures IX- Week 13- Kelsey’s Last Week

Vicky Tabor Branson & Kelsey Miller Our travels this week took us to the Marion Star and bluefusion. Our first stop was the Marion Star. At the Star we got our validation sticker but also got a copy of the Star Office Creed, handed out by Warren G. Harding in 1911. It has many good Read more…

More Treasures For A Summer Adventure

Marion’s Amazing Treasures — Let’s Get Active Vicky Tabor Branson & Kelsey Miller What a beautiful week to get out and stay active!  This Friday Kelsey and I hit the links, the miniature variety at Paradise Park Miniature Golf & Ice Cream Parlor.  Located just 2 miles south of the Marion Centre Mall, at the Read more…

Fair Footwear 101

By Kelsey Miller Considering I am a girl from a very rural part of Ohio (but really, my high school was in the middle of a corn field that smelled of straight swine feces), I know very little about anything and everything agriculture. I may have attended school on a corn field with farmers’ daughters and Read more…

Hidden Gems of Marion

As a Marion native, I have passed the Barlow Art Center and Women’s Club Home almost everyday on my way to work or on my way to the get a sundae at the JerZee or The Little Red Caboose after I get done working out at the Racquetball Club (now Marion Fitness Club). I was always fascinated with Read more…

Let’s Get Physical!

My third week on the job, we got active. Our two destinations on our list were the Marion YMCA and the Marion City Bike Trail. Exercise has always been a very important part of my lifestyle so I knew I was really going to enjoy my week! My first stop was the YMCA. I felt Read more…

Marion’s Amazing Treasures Summer Adventure- Bike Trail and YMCA

Amazing Treasures IX- Let’s Get Active, Week 6 By Vicky Tabor Branson I’m still working on getting rid of that extra weight from this winter and returning to our theme of Let’s Get Active is much needed.  I have recommitted myself to my exercise routines at the YMCA of Marion again.  Twice a week I Read more…

Marion’s Amazing Treasures Summer Adventure – Harding Home and Memorial

Amazing Treasures IX- Check Out Our Past by Vicky Tabor Branson (discovering one treasure of Marion at a time) First I want to introduce you to my touring comrade this summer- Kelsey Miller.  Kelsey is a local, who is attending Ohio University, working to get a public relations degree, taking hospitality classes as well.  She Read more…

Hanging with the Hardings

We cruised to our first stop, the Harding Home, in style as Vicky has a beautiful sporty convertible I was officially considering myself the VIP/diva of Marion at that point. Although I was scheduled to take a visit to the Harding Home in my elementary school days, the Home was under construction and I never Read more…

Visitor's Guide

Traveling Ohio? The Marion County 2017 Visitors Guide is now available! View it online in a convenient flipview format, or order a print version at 800.371.6688.

Upcoming Events

Nov 23 @ 6:00 pm – Dec 25 @ 10:00 pm Marion County Fairgrounds
Marion’s only drive-thru holiday light display featuring animated characters. Thursday through Sunday nights 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m., except week of Christmas every night. Live Nativity on Saturday and Sunday nights. Admission $6 per car.
Dec 31 2017 @ 11:00 pm – Jan 1 2018 @ 12:00 am Downtown
Ring in the New Year in Marion’s Historic Downtown. Spend the day enjoying the many quaint shops and one-of-kind local restaurants before beginning your New Year celebration. The crowds begin to gather near the Courthouse Read more...
Jan 12 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm Marion Palace Theatre
Since forming in 2006, PRESIDIO BRASS has rocketed to success as the face of a bold new generation in brass entertainment. By combining a brass quintet, piano and percussion instruments with fresh, original arrangements, their Read more...
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