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Welcome to the Marion Communities!
The Marion Communities encompass the area served by Marion Local schools in Maria Stein, Ohio, including Cassella, Chickasaw, Maria Stein, Osgood, Saint Sebastian and Saint Rose. All of the communities are located in southern Mercer County, with the exception of Osgood, which is located in northern Darke County.
The area is largely homogeneous German Catholic, as reflected by the existence of a vibrant Catholic church in each of the six communities as well as the hard work ethic instilled in its residents. The area is also intensely agricultural with high concentrations of live stock.
Mercer County often has the lowest unemployment rate in the state and Mercer and Darke counties are traditionally among the leaders in agricultural production. The Marion Community contributes significantly to both of these accomplishments.
You'll find that there are exciting business opportunities for you to work, or start a business here. The Marion Community and surrounding communities support a wide variety of businesses and industries employing local residents. We are proud that many young professional couples have “moved back” choosing to raise their families here because of the quality of life inherent in the community.
PARKS & RECREATION
These fun-filled festivals provide activities and entertainment for all ages. Enjoy the nationally known Country Fest Tractor Square Dance, a tractor pull, cruise-in car show, rides, games and a petting zoo, just to name a few. Take part in a volleyball, basketball, corn hole or dodge ball tournament, Mini-Indy races, Diaper Derby, a 5k run and much more!
The Marion Community was built on a strong religious foundation. That foundation is evident as you approach each community and notice a vibrant catholic church. These churches include Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Precious Blood, St. John the Baptist, St. Nicholas, St. Rose and St. Sebastian. The structures highlight the hard work and dedication of the early German Catholic settlers of the region.