Purchase excites Marathon’s CEO

By LOU WILIN STAFF WRITER Gary Heminger, Marathon Petroleum’s chief executive officer, was excited and colorful Thursday about buying Hess Corp.’s retail operations. “This transaction will be transformative for the enterprise,” he said to analysts....

Pauline ‘Pollie’ Lavender

Bertha Pauline “Pollie” Lavender passed away on May 15, 2014 in Mobile, AL. Pollie was born on March 8, 1928 in Holum, Louisiana to Estus and Moise Chandler, both deceased. She was a 1947 graduate of Fair Park High School in Shreveport, LA and, later that year,...

Marilyn June Osborne Dommer

PAYSON, Utah — Marilyn June Osborne Dommer, 84, of Payson, Utah and formerly of Findlay, Ohio and St. George, Utah, died May 21, 2014 in Payson. Mrs. Dommer was a homemaker and a devoted wife and mother. She studied voice at Heidelberg College, Tiffin, Ohio, and frequently...

Michael David Deck

KIRKLIN, Ind. — Michael David “Mike” Deck 45, of Kirklin, Indiana, passed away Wednesday, May 21, 2014 after a battle with pancreatic cancer. He was born August 15, 1968 in Wilmington, OH to David & Miriam (Doak) Deck. He married Kimberly Salem on June 14,...

Fostoria slaying: 3 teens held

By BRIAN BOHNERT FOR THE COURIER FOSTORIA — Three teenagers wanted in connection with a Wednesday night burglary-turned-homicide were taken into custody Thursday, less than 24 hours after a manhunt began. Garrett N. Brown, 17, Tyson J. Ogg, 18, and Dallas A. Salaz, 19, were...

Marathon Petroleum adding 1,256 stores

By LOU WILIN STAFF WRITER Marathon Petroleum Corp. said Thursday it will about double its Speedway subsidiary’s size and prepare for more growth with the $2.87 billion purchase of Hess Corp.’s retail business. Speedway will become the nation’s largest...

L-B building’s future debated at public forum

By MAX FILBY STAFF WRITER Liberty-Benton teachers and parents on Thursday called their district’s K-8 building unsafe, inaccessible and outdated. “Not a week goes by without a toilet overflowing or a sink exploding in one of those bathrooms,” said Lisa Ackerman,...

Brown: Amendment could aid area

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Senate passed a $12 billion water projects bill Thursday, and it included an amendment that could speed up the Blanchard River flood-control project. U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, introduced the amendment, which will allows projects such as the...

Sandusky Street getting facelift from east to west

By JOY BROWN STAFF WRITER Did you hear about the guy who drove from one side of Findlay to the other today on Sandusky Street? Of course you didn’t, because it can’t be done, at least not at the moment, thanks to all of the ongoing improvement projects. Nowhere else...

Deshler woman hurt in accident

A Deshler woman was hurt in a single-car mishap on Liberty Township 67, south of Findlay, at 7:19 p.m. Tuesday, authorities reported. Leslie Runion, 19, was taken to Blanchard Valley Hospital following the accident. According to the Hancock County Sheriff’s Office,...