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Officer Norm Ratterman Retires

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Officer RattermanJune 4, 2015 was Officer Norm Ratterman’s last day with the police department. Officer Ratterman was sworn in as a police officer on January 1, 1990 and retires with over 25 years of service at the PD.

Officer Ratterman leaves with a great deal of accomplishments and experiences at the PD. He was Officer of the Year for MPD once, MADD Officer of the Year two times, served as an original member of the Special Response Team and was part of the team for over 13 years, part of the MARMET Drug Task Force for six years, served as Acting Lieutenant twice, and as a Field Training Officer.

Officer Ratterman was also active in the K9 Unit for 12 years with eight of those years as a K9 handler with his partner “Silver Bullet.” He earned several department awards throughout his career, including awards for Marksmanship, Good Conduct, Exceptional Duty (several times), Meritorious Class “A”, and Officer of the Year.

Thank you, Officer Ratterman, for your service to the community and good luck in your next journey!


Officer JT McCullough’s Last Day With Department

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McCulloughSunday, March 1st was Officer McCullough’s last day with the department. Office McCullough came to the Marion Police Department via the Kenton area. He graduated from Kenton High School in 1991, then the Lima Police Academy in 1994 with his OPOTA certification and Associate’s Degree in Criminal Justice.

In December of 1994, Officer McCullough became a part-time Officer with the Ada Police Department and was hired full-time there in June of 1995. In September of 1997, Officer McCullough left the Ada Police Department to be hired full-time at the Marion Police Department. He has been here since then.

Officer MuCullough has been involved with his family farm along with his own farm adventures and his tree business – Country View Tree Service – that he started in 1999. He plans to continue with both as he moves forward with life after the police department, and hopes for it to grow.

Thank you for your years of service, JT, and good luck with your future plans!


WATER SYSTEM FLUSHING POSTPONED IN VILLAGE OF PROSPECT

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Aqua Ohio’s Marion Division announced today that hydrant flushing in the Village of Prospect  scheduled for Tuesday and Wednesday has been postponed.  The work has been rescheduled for Monday and Tuesday of next week- November 24 and 25- between 8:00 am and 4:30 pm.

“Flushing is an important part of Aqua’s maintenance program but with the extreme cold predicted, we thought it made sense to delay the process that involves opening fire hydrants rather than cause severe icing on streets and sidewalks,”  said Don Scott, Operations Supervisor of the Marion District.

Current predictive weather models indicate temperatures remaining well below freezing for the next several days.  Flushing hydrants at these temperatures could cause unsafe icy conditions for vehicular traffic and pedestrians.  With warmer weather conditions predicted next week, Aqua plans to resume the flushing process at this time.

Once flushing resumes no interruptions in water service will occur but customers may notice a drop in water pressure or temporary water discoloration.  If possible, customers should refrain from doing laundry to avoid possible staining while the flushing is taking place near their home.  If tap water is discolored, allow it to run until clear.  Running several cold-water faucets at the same time will help the water clear faster.

Customers who have questions may call our Customer Service Center toll-free at 877.WTR.AQUA (877.987.2782).

 


AQUA OHIO TO CONCLUDE MARION WATER SYSTEM FLUSHING

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Aqua Ohio’s Marion Division will conduct water main flushing in the Marion County service area Monday, November 17 through Wednesday, November 19  between 8:00 am and 4:30 pm.

No interruptions in water service will occur as a result of the flushing but customers may notice a drop in water pressure of temporary water discoloration. If possible, customers should refrain from doing laundry to avoid possible staining while the flushing is taking place near their home.  If tap water is discolored, allow it to run until clear.  Running several cold-water faucets at the same time will help the water clear faster.

 

Week 10 (of 10) Flushing Schedule:

Monday,  November 17:  Country Club Drive, Gooding Road, Holverstott Drive, Somerlot Hoffman Road West, Lighthouse Ridge, Cobblestone Creek, Owens Road West.

Tuesday, November 18:  State Route 47 and Village of Prospect.

Wednesday, November 19:  Village of Prospect.

 

This is also a good time for customers to check and flush their home water system; they can find tips on home water system maintenance at www.aquaamerica.com/pages/customerservice.aspx.

Customers who have questions may call our Customer Service Center toll-free at 877.WTR.AQUA (877.987.2782)

Aqua Ohio is the Buckeye State’s largest investor-owned drinking water and wastewater utility and serves about 5000,000 Ohioans in 17 counties.  Visit AquaAmerica.com for more information, or follow Aqua on Facebook at facebook.com/MyAquaAmerica and on Twitter at @MyAquaAmerica.


AQUA OHIO TO FLUSH MARION WATER SYSTEM

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Aqua Ohio’s Marion Division will conduct water main flushing in the Marion County service area Monday, October 20 through Friday, October 24 between 8:00 am and 4:30 pm.

No interruptions in water service will occur as a result of the flushing but customers may notice a drop in water pressure of temporary water discoloration. If possible, customers should refrain from doing laundry to avoid possible staining while the flushing is taking place near their home.  If tap water is discolored, allow it to run until clear.  Running several cold-water faucets at the same time will help the water clear faster.

 

Week 6 (of 10) Flushing Schedule:

Monday, October 20:  Courtland Street, Eisenhower Avenue, Walnut Street, Ellis Place, Presidential Drive, South Greenwood Street, Cummins Avenue, Durfee Drive, Sargent Street, Elm Street.

Tuesday, October 21:  Brightwood Drive, Then Between East Center Street and Mount Vernon Avenue – Forest Street, Summit Street, Hane Avenue, South Grand Avenue.

Wednesday, October 22:  South Seffner Avenue, Uhler Avenue, Reed Avenue, Forest Lawn Boulevard, Pennsylvania Avenue.

Thursday, October 23:  Kenmore Avenue, Merchant Avenue, Clover Avenue, Homer Street, Spencer Street, Clairdon Avenue, Kensington Place, Sara Avenue, Peterson Street, Dennis Avenue, Trachsel Avenue.

Friday, October 24:  Then South of Mount Vernon Avenue – Forest Street, Summit Street, Elmwood Drive, King Avenue, Vernon Heights Boulevard, Leetonia Road, Rosedale Avenue.

 

This is also a good time for customers to check and flush their home water system; they can find tips on home water system maintenance at www.aquaamerica.com/pages/customerservice.aspx.

Customers who have questions may call our Customer Service Center toll-free at 877.WTR.AQUA (877.987.2782)

Aqua Ohio is the Buckeye State’s largest investor-owned drinking water and wastewater utility and serves about 5000,000 Ohioans in 17 counties.  Visit AquaAmerica.com for more information, or follow Aqua on Facebook at facebook.com/MyAquaAmerica and on Twitter at @MyAquaAmerica.


AQUA OHIO TO FLUSH MARION WATER SYSTEM

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Aqua Ohio’s Marion Division will conduct water main flushing in the Marion County service area Monday, October 6 through Friday, October 10 between 8:00 am and 4:30 pm.

No interruptions in water service will occur as a result of the flushing but customers may notice a drop in water pressure of temporary water discoloration. If possible, customers should refrain from doing laundry to avoid possible staining while the flushing is taking place near their home.  If tap water is discolored, allow it to run until clear.  Running several cold-water faucets at the same time will help the water clear faster.

 

Week 4 (of 10) Flushing Schedule:

Monday, October 6:  Davids Street, Wood Street, Herman Street, Darius Street, Uncapher Avenue, Mound Street, Buckeye Street,       Vancouver Drive, Savannah Drive, Rochelle Drive, Catalina Drive, Westlawn Drive, and Oak Grove Avenue.

Tuesday, October 7:  Congress Street, Woodrow Avenue, Merkle Avenue, Davids Street, Henry Street, Uncapher Avenue, Westwood Avenue, Edison Avenue.

Wednesday, October 8:  Sheridan Road, Chatfield Drive, Bellefontaine Avenue, Shellbark Street, Hickory Drive, all of Colonial Acres.

Thursday, October 9:  Bellefontaine Avenue, Cheney Avenue, Evans Road, Smith Street, Gill Avenue, Miami Street, Park Boulevard, West Church Street.

Friday, October 10:  Darlington Court, Olney Avenue, Blaine Avenue, Lilac Lane, Daffodil Drive, Whitmore Street, and Windsor Street.

 

This is also a good time for customers to check and flush their home water system; they can find tips on home water system maintenance at www.aquaamerica.com/pages/customerservice.aspx.

Customers who have questions may call our Customer Service Center toll-free at 877.WTR.AQUA (877.987.2782)

Aqua Ohio is the Buckeye State’s largest investor-owned drinking water and wastewater utility and serves about 5000,000 Ohioans in 17 counties.  Visit AquaAmerica.com for more information, or follow Aqua on Facebook at facebook.com/MyAquaAmerica and on Twitter at @MyAquaAmerica.


“Warrant of the Week”

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TAYLOR MARIE KING

                Taylor is a 24 year-old female.  She is 5’ 7” tall weighing 150 lbs with brown hair and brown eyes. King has a warrant for her arrest for Assault.  Taylor is also wanted for Possession of Drugs on a nationwide warrant issued from Washington County, Ohio.

                 If you see King, please call the Marion Police Department at 740-387-2525, the Marion TIPS line at 375-TIPS (8477) or you can follow the case on the Marion Police Department Facebook page.


AQUA OHIO TO FLUSH MARION WATER SYSTEM

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Aqua Ohio’s Marion Division will conduct water main flushing in the Marion County service area Monday, September 22 through Friday, September 26 between 8:00 am and 4:30 pm.

No interruptions in water service will occur as a result of the flushing but customers may notice a drop in water pressure or temporary water discoloration.  If possible, customers should refrain from doing laundry to avoid possible staining while the flushing is taking place near their home.  If tap water is discolored , allow it to run until clear.  Running several cold-water faucets at the same time will help the water clear faster.

 

WEEK 2 (of 10) Flushing Schedule:

Monday, September 22:  West Center Street, North Main Street and Wyandot Avenue.

Tuesday, September 23:  East Center Street, North State Street, Fairview Street, Paula Drive, Libby Lane, Harrison Street, Elk Street.

Wednesday, September 24:  Park Street, Bellevue Avenue, Narrow Street, Ballentine Avenue, Patterson Street and North Greenwood Street.

Thursday, September 25:  East Center Street, Sharpless Court, Dewolf Court, North Vine Street, McWilliams Court, East George Street, East Farming Street, East Mark Street East of Greenwood Street, Adams Street West of North Grand, North Grand Avenue North of RR Tracks.

Friday, September 26:  Grant Street, Tyler Street, Polk Street, VanBuren Street, Kentucky Avenue, Jefferson Street north of RR Tracks, Richmond Avenue, Fairwood Avenue, Lynn Drive, Bahama Drive and Bimini Drive.

This is also a good time for customers to check and flush their home water system; they can find tips on home water system maintenance at www.aquaamerica.com/pages/customerservice.aspx.

Customers who have questions may call our Customer Service Center toll-free at 877.WTR.AQUA (877.987.2782)


FirstEnergy TO PERFORM AERIAL PATROLS

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Marion City residents please be advised that FirstEnergy is performing aerial inspections of transmission systems beginning today (August 25, 2014) and will continue through (September 19, 2014), weather permitting.  

The helicopter similar to the provided photo will be flying at speeds of approximately 35-40 MPH above and along side the lines and may hover or circle around at any time for a closer inspection.  

As always, poor weather and emergency patrols/repairs elsewhere may cause re-scheduling and/or delays.   


Officer Rowe’s Last Day

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Early Photo - RoweFriday, August 1, 2014  was Officer Tim Rowe’s last day with Marion PD. He was hired on July 2, 1989 as a Police Officer for the City of Marion. He served in many different capacities at the police department which included being a Field Training Officer from 1992 to 2000, a member of Marion County’s first SRT unit, serving on that unit from 1996 to 2001, and a Detective from 2004 to 2006.

Officer Rowe was also in charge of the police department’s indoor gun range from 2004 to 2014 and he assisted in getting the police department’s rifle program underway in 2007. He had over 600 hours of advanced training in his 25 year career and was an instructor for handgun, rifle, and shotgun.

During his career, he received the Meritorious Service Class A award in 1990 from a knife attack and a Class C award involving a serious domestic call. He retired with ribbons for community service, good conduct, and marksman. He received several letters of commendation from different places as well.

Officer Rowe retired after 25 years of service to the community. Congrats on your retirement, Tim, and thank you for your service!


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