“Marion’s intermodal is our doorway to North America. The CSX-served Marion Industrial Center has created over 1000 jobs in our community by connecting local employers to national and global markets through efficient and affordable freight rail service. As we look to continued economic development, freight rail will remain a core advantage that attracts employers and raises our community’s quality of life.”

Scott Schertzer is serving his third term as Mayor of the City of Marion. Prior to being elected as Mayor, Schertzer served the City of Marion as an At-Large City Councilman for nine years and was also an educator in Marion County for 13 years. The mayor has been active in government for many years, working for both the State Treasurer’s office and the Secretary of State’s office.

Schertzer is a graduate of the University of Toledo, where he received a B.A. in Social Studies Education. Schertzer and his wife have two daughters.

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