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Marion Township

Marion, Ohio 43302

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Welcome to Marion Township 
                                        1228 E. Fairground St.                                       
     P.O. Box 79
         Marion, Ohio 43302          740-382-4255
Welcome to the Marion Township, Marion,Ohio website. This is where you'll find information about our township, trustees, zoning information and forms, meetings and news. We have also compiled a list of useful links and phone numbers.
We publish the approved minutes of all monthly Trustee and Zoning Board meetings on this web site usually several weeks after the actual Trustee meetings and a month after zoning meetings.

Marion Township Trustees hold bi-monthly meetings on the first and third Tuesday of each month. Meetings begin at 5:30 pm and are held at the township hall located at 1228 E. Fairground St., Marion, Ohio 43302

First Energy Fraud and Scam Information
First Energy Corp. For Release:                                                           July 15, 2015 
76 South Main Street
Akron, Ohio 44308

News Media Contact: 
Tricia Ingraham
(330) 384-5247 

First Energy Launches Scam and Fraud Information Website to Educate Customers about Threats

Akron, Ohio – First Energy Corp. (NYSE: FE) has launched a Scam and Fraud Information section on its website to help raise awareness of fraudulent activity and educate utility customers about these threats to their personal safety and security. The new site, available at, describes known scams targeting utility customers, and provides tips and resources to help consumers identify fraudulent schemes. 

“We take our customers’ safety and security very seriously,” said Ronald I. Green, vice president of customer service for First Energy Utilities. “This website is part of our continued effort to educate customers about scam activity and help them avoid falling victim to con artists who are posing as representatives of our company.

” Nationally, scam artists impersonating utility company employees have targeted victims through door-to-door visits, phone calls, and electronic communications. The criminals often try to instill fear that power will be disconnected if the victim does not comply with the demands. Customers have reported the theft of money, personal data and valuables.

First Energy’s Scam and Fraud Information site describes some of the most widespread schemes targeting utility customers, and offers facts and safety reminders that can help customers avoid becoming a victim of these crimes. Scams listed on the site include: 

• Power shut-off scam: In this nationwide scam, customers have reported receiving phone calls from someone who claims to be associated with the local electric utility. The caller threatens to shut off the customer’s power unless an immediate payment is made, and the customer is often instructed to use a pre-paid debit card or a money transfer service.

• Door-to-door solicitation: In this scam, individuals go door-to-door, claiming to be affiliated with the utility company. The scam artists often work in pairs, and have been characterized as very persistent. These individuals may inquire about the resident’s electric service or rate, and ask to review a copy of the current electric bill or other documents. Police and media reports indicate that in some cases, after distracting the resident, these individuals have stolen property and personal information.

• Bogus fees for equipment: Customers have reported receiving phone calls demanding a separate payment to replace an electric meter or other equipment. In many cases, the caller threatens customers with disconnection unless an immediate payment is made. 

“Customers who have questions about their account status or the identity of someone who claims to be one of our employees should immediately call our customer contact centers,” Green said. “We also urge customers to report any suspicious activity to the police, and to let us know if they believe they have been targeted by a scam.” 

Customers are encouraged to share this information with friends and family to continue raising awareness of these crimes, and to revisit the Scam and Fraud Information page on First Energy’s website periodically to check for updates on emerging scam activity.

In addition to understanding how criminals target their victims, the website offers reminders to help ensure customer safety and security, including:

• First Energy employees do not contact customers to request sensitive information such as social security numbers or bank account information, and they will not demand immediate payment over the phone. Customers who are behind on their accounts receive written notice of their account status, along with instructions on how to avoid a disconnection of service.

• Do not allow anyone claiming to be a utility employee into your home unless an appointment has been scheduled and the employee has provided proper identification.

• First Energy’s utilities offer a wide array of billing and payment options, and will never insist on a particular method of payment. Only send your payments to your First Energy utility company.
• If you have any doubts about the status of your electric account or the identity of a company representative, call your utility company using the numbers below, which are also listed on First Energy’s website.

Utility Company Customer Service Numbers:
Ohio Edison                                  1-800-633-4766 
The Illuminating Company              1-800-589-3101 
Toledo Edison                               1-800-447-3333
Met-Ed                                         1-800-545-7741
Penelec                                        1-800-545-7741 
Penn Power                                  1-800-720-3600
West Penn Power                         1-800-686-0021 
Jersey Central Power & Light         1-800-662-3115 
Mon Power                                   1-800-686-0022
Potomac Edison                            1-800-686-0011 

First Energy is a diversified energy company dedicated to safety, reliability and operational excellence. Its 10 electric distribution companies form one of the nation's largest investor-owned electric systems, serving customers in Ohio, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, West Virginia, Maryland and New York. Its generation subsidiaries control nearly 17,000 megawatts of capacity from a diversified mix of scrubbed coal, nonemitting nuclear, natural gas, hydro and other renewables. Follow First Energy on Twitter @FirstEnergyCorp.

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Power outages can present safety risks.
The Office of the Ohio Consumers Counsel (OCC) encourages consumers to take precautions before and during such outages and offers the following safety tips:         

  • If you lose power, contact your utility as soon as possible.  Some utilities prioritize their power restoration efforts based on the amount of calls received from an area;
  • Monitor your and other people's health (especially the elderly) in extreme weather conditions;
  • Contact the electric company to learn more about participating in the critical care list if you have friends or family who require electricity for medical needs;
  • Stay away from downed wires, which still can be connected to electricity.  Report them immediately to the local electric company;
  • Report any damage to wires, transformers or other utility equipment immediately to the utility;
  • Identify (from a distance) trees that have broken branches that could fall or cracks that may lead to a falling tree;
  • When repair crews are at work restoring power or clearing downed power lines, stay clear of the work area and equipment, for your and their protection;
  • Any use of gas-powered generators should be in accordance with safety instructions and never inside a home or garage where there is the danger of poisonous exhaust;
  • If you are running a generator, disconnect it when repair crews are at work in your area, for their protection;
  • Turn off all major appliances and electronic equipment in the house.  This will help protect equipment from surges when the power is restored.  Also turn off or unplug all heat-producing appliances such as curling irons and electric ovens, to reduce the risk of fire or injury;
  • Use caution to avoid consuming spoiled food that needed refrigeration.  The U.S. Department of Agriculture offers a variety of fact sheets about food safety during an outage.  Visit: sheets/
  • Consider any options for housing and food storage alternatives if needed.

It is illegal, according to Ohio EPA, to burn material  within   1(one) mile of Marion City which means that  burning of trash, leaves and brush is NOT permitted in most areas of Marion Township.