Big Rift in a Small Town: Marion Divided

As elections for mayor and city commission approach, the city of Marion faces an issue that has segregated the community of about 133 residents – an issue that could easily flow over into Tuesday's elections. The issue: junk vehicles.

Marion resident and business man Larry Alber, owner of Larry's Auto Sales and Service, owns, by some estimates, hundreds of junk vehicles that are stored on lots throughout the city – some on property the city claims Alber doesn't own legally.
More in Friday's Times-Record.