UPDATED: Marathon Petroleum announces $80 million downtown expansion

Findlay’s downtown will get a major boost in the next three years thanks to Marathon Petroleum Corp. Marathon CEO Gary Heminger announced Monday that the company will spend $80 million to add two office buildings to its complex, two multi-story employee parking garages, and green...

Coroner Trying To Determine What Killed OH Inmate

TROY, Ohio (AP) — A coroner says it could take a couple months to determine why an inmate died in a western Ohio jail over the weekend. Authorities said 21-year-old Katnie Moore was found unresponsive Saturday on her bunk in a cell she shared with several inmates at the Miami...

Riders Who Vomit In Columbus Cabs Will Have To Pay

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Taxi cab drivers in Columbus are tired of cleaning up after drunk people who vomit in their vehicles. Now the hurling passengers will have to pay. A new city rule allows taxi drivers to tack on a $50 fee to fares who soil their vehicles, requiring the driver...

Weather sets no records, yet

Even with piles of snow and bone-chilling temperatures, this winter hasn’t broken records in Findlay and Hancock County — yet. With the National Weather Service predicting another 6 to 10 inches of snow on the ground by Wednesday morning and more snow this weekend, February could...

2 Young Men Dead In Northwest Ohio Shootings

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Police in northwest Ohio are investigating a pair of fatal shootings that occurred within hours of each other. A 20-year-old man and a 24-year-old man were killed in the shootings around three hours apart early Sunday in different parts of Toledo. The Blade...

Ohio Man Pleads Guilty To Possession Of Child Porn

ALEXANDRIA, La. (AP) — An Ohio man has pleaded guilty in federal court in Alexandria, La., to possessing child pornography in an Alexandria hotel. U.S. Attorney Stephanie A. Finley says 40-year-old Dwayne Dunlavy, of Ravenna, Ohio, pleaded guilty Thursday before U.S. District...

Man Killed Changing Tire Along Ohio Interstate

WARRENSVILLE HEIGHTS, Ohio (AP) — Authorities say a man was killed when he was hit by a car while changing a tire by the side of a northeast Ohio interstate highway. WEWS-TV ( ) reports that it happened Sunday afternoon along Interstate 480, a loop highway that connects the Ohio...

Fire damages Blanchard Township residence

A fire recently left significant smoke and heat damage to a Blanchard Township home. A wood burning stove caused the fire at about 10:13 p.m. on Sunday at 11735 Hancock County 12, said Robert Schoonover, chief of Blanchard Township Fire Department. No injuries were reported. The...

METRICH to receive state grant

The multi-county METRICH Enforcement Unit today will receive a large grant to fight drug crime. The Ohio Department of Public Safety will present $112,500 to METRICH from its Edward R. Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant program. METRICH serves more than 550,000 residents...

Local officials heading to D.C. to lobby for flood study funds

Mayor Lydia Mihalik, Hancock County Commissioner Brian Robertson and Findlay-Hancock County Alliance economic development director Tony Iriti are expected to fly to Washington, D.C. today to lobby the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and Congressional members for more flood study...