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- Sheriff Tim Bailey

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At 12:10pm on 2/5/2018 the Marion County Sheriff's Office canceled the Level 1 snow advisory.


At 8:45pm on 2/4/2018 the Marion County Sheriff’s Office issued a level one snow advisory for Marion County. Due to precipitation falling most of the day, along with dropping temperatures roadways have become hazardous.  Roadways are icy and snow is expected to fall until tomorrow morning.  Road crews are out treating and plowing the roads.  Motorists should be mindful of snow and ice covered roads, especially on bridges and overpasses. Be alert for vehicles going into ditches and medians and vehicles traveling slowly. Keep a safe distance from other vehicles and drive with caution. 

At 8:00PM on January 13, 2018, the Marion County Sheriff's Office cancelled the Level 1 Snow Advisory.  Most roadways are clear but there are still some snow covered and icy spots so use caution when driving.


At 9:30AM on January 13, 2018, the Marion County Sheriff's Office canceled the level 2 snow advisory and downgraded it to a level 1 snow advisory.


At 10:30PM on January 12, 2018, the Marion County Sheriff’s Office issued a level two snow advisory for Marion County. Primary and secondary roadways are extremely hazardous due to still falling snow and high winds.  With the snow still falling and the wind picking up many roads are down to one lane and are drifting quickly. Road crews will continue working throughout the night to clear the roads.  Motorists should be mindful of temporary white out conditions and being able to see where the road ends and the ditch begins, especially after in the dark.  Be alert for cars going into ditches and medians.  If you must drive, use extreme caution and allow yourself extra time.  Only travel that is essential, or of an emergency nature, should be attempted.



The Marion based group Marion Browns Backers are a group of Cleveland Brown football fans who are also animal advocates. The group is teaming up with the Marion County Sheriff’s Office and the Marion County Dog Pound to help out our animal friends, while at the same time being good sports about the Brown’s winless (0-16) 2017 season.

The event started January 1st, 2018 by the Marion County Dog Pound offering $16 dog adoptions for all dogs being held there.  The Marion Browns Backers will in turn donate 1600 pounds of dog food to the dog pound and other dog shelters to help feed the animals throughout the year.  Lastly, Marion County Sheriff’s Office K-9 “Taz” has been diagnosed with cancer and is not expected to survive. The Marion Browns Backers were saddened by this news and want to help raise money for a new K-9.  The group has created a GoFundMe page made to raise funds to go towards purchasing a new K-9 for the sheriff’s office as well as buying dog food for area dog shelters. To donate to the GoFundMe page go to https://www.gofundme.com/4yadgv4 . Any support that can be given is greatly appreciated.

The Marion County Sheriff’s Office along with several other pub safety agencies collaborated with River Valley Local School for active shooter training today. Sheriff Bailey and his staff were grateful to be part of this training for the safety of staff and students and to improve the efficiency and response of all the agencies collaborating and working together. 





On April 3rd, 2017 at approximately 1200hrs The Marion County Sheriff’s Office received information from the Mt. Gilead Police Department that the suspect from two pharmacy robberies that occurred in both Morrow County and Marion City may be enroute to Marion County. Deputies located the vehicle described to them on Marion Mt. Gilead Rd and a traffic stop was made. Deputies located and arrested 44 year old Brian Weber of 3574 US Hwy 42 Cardington, Ohio. Weber was transported to the Multi County Correctional Center for charges of Improper Handling of Firearms in a Motor Vehicle and Carrying a Concealed Weapon both fourth degree felonies in reference to the traffic stop today. 

Marion City Police are charging Weber with Aggravated Robbery, a first degree felony for the Rite Aid Pharmacy robbery that occurred February 6th, 2017 and Mt. Gilead Police Department will also be charging Weber with Aggravated Robbery as well for a robbery that occurred at the Mt. Gilead, Ohio Rite Aid Pharmacy on December 7th, 2016. Marion City Police Department assisted at the scene and with further investigation and the Mt. Gilead Police Department assisted today as well.

Sheriff Tim Bailey and Police Chief Bill Collins agreed it is very likely a third robbery was prevented today due to the collaborated efforts of all agencies and a violent criminal is no longer on the streets of our community or Morrow County where he had been committing crimes. 


Have You Seen This Person?

Marion County Sheriff Tim Bailey is seeking the public’s help in identifying the skeletal remains of a female located in northeast Marion County on March 10th, 2007.


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