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Marion Police, Fire Get Ready To Restore Workers, Services

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MARION, Ohio -

When the economy tanked, local police and fire agencies scrambled, adjusting budgets to try and keep people on the job.

It proved to be tough, as state funds to local governments were slashed, too.

Marion fire and police departments were among the hardest hit, with layoffs and not much hope for hiring.

But a lot can change when voters pass a levy, and the income tax levy that passed in Marion in November is already showing big dividends.

Marion police are considering bringing back laid off officers.

At the fire house, crews are looking to hire on three to eight employees as soon as possible. The unit is down 18 people from full staffing levels, and the department was considering closing fire houses, limiting response, and increasing response times.

Now the department has turned a corner as the money had started to flow in from the first month of the year.

The agility test is set for March 2, followed by the written test on March 9.

The deadline for applicants is Feb. 19.

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