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Solicitation arrests made at area truck stops

Five men were arrested after a solicitation sting at area truck stops. The Wood County Sheriff’s Office today reported staging enforcement on April 24 with the Hancock County Sheriff’s Office and Perrysburg Township Police Department. The sting was at  truck stops located at the...

Marathon Petroleum Corp. announces dividend

Marathon Petroleum Corp. has announced that its board of directors declared a dividend of $0.42 per share on common stock. The dividend will be payable June 10 to shareholders of record as of the close of business on May 21. Marathon will be releasing its 2014 first quarter...

Four injured in Cygnet crash

CYGNET — Details of a Tuesday accident, which injuried four individuals including a child, continue to be determined, according to a Wood County Sheriff’s Office report. The accident, just west of the village, involved a car at the Interstate 75 exit failed to stop or slow down...

Marathon Petroleum reports lower earnings in first quarter of 2014

Scheduled maintenance idled Marathon Petroleum Corp.’s two largest refineries, plunging profit 73 percent last quarter to $199 million, the company reported Thursday. Earnings in the January-March quarter amounted to 67 cents per share, down from $2.17 a year earlier. Marathon...

On Deck: Big baseball games in WBL and BVC

There’s a big day of local sports on the agenda today and we’ll have the latest on all of the action for you here at The Courier. There are 14 prep baseball games on the schedule Ottawa-Glandorf will try and stay in the Western Buckeye League baseball race as the Titans host Van...

State shuts down Fostoria bar

FOSTORIA–State agents are in Fostoria tonight, removing alcohol and business proceeds from Los Tocallos Bar and Restaurant, 203 N. Main St., because its liquor license is outdated. An officer from the Ohio Investigative Unit in Toledo said the unit received an anonymous...

Van Buren man wanted for questioning about SUV crash

The Hancock County Sheriff’s Office is asking for help in bringing in a Van Buren man for questioning. The sheriff’s office said 23-year-old Andre “L.D.” White is wanted for questioning about a car crash and a stolen vehicle. Early Thursday morning, a 2007...

Cooper Tire reports lower profits for first quarter of 2014

Cooper Tire & Rubber Co.’s profit declined 19 percent from a year earlier to $45.4 million last quarter. Earnings amounted to 72 cents per share, down from 89 cents per share in the January-March quarter a year earlier. Sales declined 7.6 percent to $796.5 million. “Cooper is...

Fifth Third Bank donates $250,000 to performing arts center

Fifth Third Bank today donated $250,000 to the Hancock County Performing Arts Center, the governing board of the Marathon Center for the Performing Arts. Bob LaClair, president of Fifth Third Bank in northwestern Ohio, presented a check to the board at a press conference held at...

On Deck: Big day of Saturday sports

There’s a big day of local sports on tap and we’ll have the latest on all of the action for you tonight here at The Courier. Reporter Brian Lester is covering the University of Findlay women’s softball team as the Oilers host the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference...