Sarah Volpenhein, Enquirer

Sarah Volpenhein


Marion, OH, United States

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Past articles by Sarah:

Kyle Rittenhouse has been charged with intentional and reckless homicide in Kenosha protest shootings

Charges were filed Thursday against Kyle Rittenhouse for killing two people and injuring a third with an AR-15-style weapon. → Read More

One officer fired all 7 shots at Jacob Blake, teen arrested for killing protesters — Kenosha shooting updates

One police officer fired all seven shots that hit Jacob Blake in the back, law enforcement officials announced Wednesday. They also named the officer and → Read More

2 shot dead, 1 injured in Kenosha

For three nights, violent protests have torn through Kenosha, Wis., after a police officer shot Jacob Blake from behind at close range while he was → Read More

Coronavirus in Ohio: Worker calls private prison in Marion ‘powder keg’

Staff at North Central Correctional Complex say they’re undermanned, and tensions are running high. → Read More

Coronavirus in Ohio: Worker calls private prison in Marion ‘powder keg’

Staff at North Central Correctional Complex say they’re undermanned, and tensions are running high. → Read More

Hundreds protest George Floyd death peacefully in Marion on Saturday

A crowd of hundreds of people assembled outside Marion City Hall Saturday to call for change. → Read More

Coronavirus spreads through privately run Ohio prison as testing questions persist

MARION — A day after his release from a Marion prison, a Marion man found himself in the hospital and on Friday, was struggling for his life.Omer Williams, 70, had signs of coronavirus when he was released from North Central Correctional Complex, the privately operated Ohio prison in Marion, on Monday, according to his wife."He was not well when he left that prison," said wife April Williams,… → Read More

Marion County day care centers prepare for cautious coronavirus reopening

Several local day care operators are examining how to reopen under the state's new coronavirus restrictions. → Read More

Health officials: 3 elderly Marion residents with coronavirus have died

Marion Public Health officials would not say if any of the three were residents of a Marion nursing home. → Read More

Marion votes thrown out because of missed ballot request deadline

Slow mail delivery plagued the vote-by-mail process. Some voters said they never received their ballot in the mail. → Read More

Three arrested in 2 separate drug busts

Chelsea Pierce and Terell Steen were charged with trafficking in cocaine. Ernest J. Pope was charged with aggravated possession of drugs → Read More

ACLU seeks release of inmates held by ICE in Morrow jail as coronavirus cases spike

MARION — The ACLU of Ohio is seeking the release of 20 people held by immigration authorities at the Morrow County jail, as a coronavirus outbreak spreads through the 80-person jail population.A total of 50 confirmed COVID-19 cases have been linked to the Morrow County jail, Morrow County Health District Commissioner Stephanie Bragg said Tuesday. The jail first reported a case of COVID-19 around… → Read More

Ohio election results: Marion voters roundly defeat jail levy

The votes were 2,580 for and 6,195 against, according to unofficial results Tuesday. → Read More

COVID-19 outbreak at Marion prison seeping into larger community

MARION — The county's top health official is urging the Marion community to be vigilant, as an outbreak of the novel coronavirus at a Marion prison spills into the general public.More than 80% of Marion Correctional Institution's prison population has tested positive for COVID-19, the illness caused by the coronavirus, along with more than 160 corrections officers and other staff who live in… → Read More

Marion prison coronavirus outbreak seeping into larger community

Excluding the infected prisoners, Marion County still has one of the highest per-capita rates of infection in Ohio. → Read More

17 Ohio prisoners now dead of coronavirus; 4 at Marion Correctional

At least 2,026 prisoners and 162 staff at MCI have tested positive for COVID-19, according to Thursday's numbers. → Read More

Ohio jobless claims climb to nearly 1 million amid coronavirus crisis

That includes about 5,110 Marion County residents who filed initial jobless claims from March 15 through April 18. → Read More

Ohio prisoners on their own after release from coronavirus hotspots

Kevin Cherry left prison this month with more than the re-entry struggles people normally face.Cherry, who was incarcerated for a year at the Marion Correctional Institution, the Ohio prison that is now the largest known source of coronavirus infections in the United States, was released April 11 and three days later tested positive for COVID-19, the illness caused by the novel coronavirus,… → Read More

Inmates, staff worry about care as Marion prison becomes one of largest outbreaks in U.S.

"Honestly, (inmates) almost have to be dead before medical will even do anything for them," one inmate told the Star. → Read More

Coronavirus: Marion income tax filing deadline extended to July 15

The economic toll of the coronavirus response is expected to hit city revenues as well. → Read More