‘Lunch on Lawn’ planned at BVC

The Hancock County Board of Developmental Disabilities at Blanchard Valley Center will hold its sixth annual “Lunch on the Lawn” event from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Friday. The event will be held on its campus at 1700 E. Sandusky St. The picnic-style lunch is free and...

Marathon project topic of luncheon

Construction of the Marathon Performing Arts Center will be the topic of the First Friday luncheon to be hosted by the Hancock County Republican Party. The luncheon will be held at 11:30 a.m. Friday at American Legion Post 3, 120 W. Front St. The cost of the buffet lunch is $9....

Columbus Grove man killed in early morning accident

KALIDA — A Columbus Grove man was killed early Wednesday when his pickup crashed into a truck trailer that was straddling Ohio 115. According to the Lima post of the State Highway Patrol, Adrian W. Birkemier, 80, was driving north on Ohio 115 near Road M at about 5:22 a.m....

3-vehicle accident injures teenager

A Findlay teenager was injured in a three-vehicle accident on Howard Street Wednesday evening. Findlay police said a vehicle driven by Ariana Read, 18, of Findlay, was eastbound in the 300 block of Howard Street at 6:40 p.m. when she attempted to go around a pickup truck driven...

Cooper names new treasurer

Cooper Tire & Rubber Co.’s Tom Lause, controller of 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...

Marathon offering unsecured notes

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 in...

Bluffton Council clashes over water tower proposal

By BRIAN LESTER STAFF WRITER BLUFFTON — The village will seek out water tower maintenance proposals from other companies after council members clashed over a contract proposal from one firm Wednesday night. Bluffton Village Council member Roger Warren said he did not agree...

Heminger’s statement on Citgo clarified

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

EPA chief honors Marathon

By LOU WILIN STAFF WRITER Marathon Petroleum Corp.’s Findlay offices received an award Wednesday from the state environmental chief for composting, and reducing water and electricity use. “All that adds up,” said Craig Butler, director of the state Environmental...