Prep football: Pigskin Picks

There’s always a few bumps in the road on opening night. Coaches will second guess a call or two. Players will regret a play not made. School officials will analyze ways to increase concession sales and decrease traffic congestion. Opening night brought its share of trials...

Prep football: Physical Grove City coming to Donnell

By DAVE HANNEMAN STAFF WRITER Findlay High School plays its 2014 home opener Friday at Donnell Stadium when the Trojans host Grove City. Both teams bring 1-0 records into the matchup. Findlay topped Anthony Wayne 36-28 in its opener; Grove City blanked Hilliard Davidson 6-0....

Prep Football: No tunnel vision for Fostoria

By SCOTT COTTOS SPORTS EDITOR Fostoria High School has a football program that is steeped in tradition, but one common sight for Redmen fans will begin a suspension with Friday’s home opener. With 21 consecutive losses spanning back to the end of the 2011 season, changes...

Marathon issues senior notes to finance Hess purchase

To help finance its pending purchase of Hess Corp.’s retail business this month, Marathon Petroleum Corp. has priced $1.95 billion in unsecured senior notes in a public offering. The notes are being offered in three series: $750 million in 3.625 percent senior notes due 2024....

Cooper Tire names new treasurer

Cooper Tire & Rubber Co.’s Tom Lause, controller for global operations, has been named treasurer of the company. He was elected by the board of directors. In addition to the treasurer role, Lause will also assume responsibility for the tax function at Cooper. As he takes on...

Marathon’s Heminger says company not interested in buying Citgo refineries

When Marathon Petroleum Corp. President Gary Heminger said Tuesday that the location of Citgo’s refineries is interesting, some media outlets reported that Marathon “expressed interest” in the refineries. The refineries reportedly are for sale. But Heminger, who was answering an...

Report: Grob CEO’s plane on fire before crash

A small plane flown by a Grob Systems executive apparently caught fire before crashing in Hancock County and killing both people aboard, a federal investigation has found. A preliminary report from the National Transportation Safety Board said witnesses saw fire prior to the July...

On Deck: It’s girls night out

It’s girls night out. There is plenty of girls soccer and volleyball on tonight’s local sports schedule and we’ll have the latest on all of the action for you here at The Courier. There’s a full slate of volleyball action in the Blanchard Valley Conference tonight. Three BVC...

Secretary of State’s office announces open office hour times, locations

The Secretary of State’s office has announced locations and times for its September open office hours events, including a session on Tuesday at the Findlay-Hancock County Public Library. In addition to making voter registration forms and election information available, regional...