Opportunity to meet local candidates coming up Tuesday
League of Women Voters of Marion is offering an informal "meet and greet" Candidates Night event that will be held from 7-8 p.m. Tuesday at the Harding High School Cafetorium, 1500 Harding Hwy E. Those attending are asked to park in the lot closest to town and use that door to enter.
Candidates for both contested and unopposed races have been invited to participate. Candidates should arrive by 6:45 p.m. and check in with the League table when they arrive.
The public is invited to drop in to speak one-on-one with the candidates. There will be no introductions, no speeches, no debate, and no presentations. Light refreshments will be available. There will be tables for candidates' campaign literature. Candidates may stay at their table or walk around, making themselves ready to have one-on-one conversations with guests.
League of Women Voters, a 100 year old national organization, neither supports nor opposes candidates or political parties. League works to educate citizens and empower them to exercise their rights. Membership in League is open to all women and men who are of voting age. For more information, email email@example.com.
Local hunters fined for various violations
On the opening day of early waterfowl hunting season, State Wildlife Officers Chad Grote and Tyler Eldred, assigned to Marion and Morrow counties, respectively, worked at Big Island Wildlife Area alongside Wildlife Law Operations Manager Josh Shields. They contacted multiple hunters and issued summonses for hunting teal before sunrise, hunting with an unplugged shotgun, hunting without an Ohio Wetlands Habitat Stamp, and taking wood ducks during the closed season.
According to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources Division of Wildlife, seven individuals were found guilty in Marion Municipal Court for various violations. They paid a combined total of $2,016 in fines and court costs. Additionally, they were each sentenced to 30 days in jail suspended with the stipulation that they do not violate Ohio law for the next two years.
Marion Public Health Department closed Monday
Marion Public Health will be closed for the Columbus Day Holiday on Monday.
The closing will affect all divisions of Marion Public Health including the administration, vital statistics, environmental health, nursing, emergency preparedness and WIC divisions.
Marion Public Health is located at 181 S. Main St. Additional information can be found at marionpublichealth.org.
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