Marion is a city in and the county seat of Marion County, Ohio. The municipality is located in north-central Ohio, approximately 50 miles north of Columbus. President Warren G. Harding, a former owner of the Marion Star, was a resident of Marion for much of his adult life. The city and its development were closely related to industrialist Edward Huber and his extensive business interests. The city is home to several historic properties, some listed on the National Register of Historic Places.