Performing arts center reaches $13 million in funding

The Marathon Center for the Performing Arts has reached its initial $13 million goal of private and corporate donations. The new center will cost a total of $17 million to build, a figure that includes $2 million from an endowment fund. The center’s committee will attempt to...

UPDATE: Boil water advisory lifted

A boil water advisory has been lifted for several businesses near the intersection of Tiffin Avenue and Bright Road. The advisory had been in effect since Wednesday afternoon.  

Marathon Petroleum announces dividend increase

Marathon Petroleum Corp.’s board of directors have declared a dividend of $0.50 per share on common stock, a 19 percent increase in its quarterly dividend. The dividend is payable on Sept. 10 to shareholders of record as of the close of business Aug. 20. “This is the...

UPDATE: Marathon Petroleum 2Q profits up 44 percent from last year

Marathon Petroleum Corp.’s barges on the Mississippi and Ohio rivers enabled it to earn higher profits on its gasoline and diesel fuel, propelling earnings by 44 percent to $855 million last quarter, the company reported today. Marathon Petroleum buys crude and refines it into...

Marathon Petroleum announces additional $2 billion share repurchase

Marathon Petroleum Corp.’s board of directors has approved an additional $2 billion repurchase of company stock through July 2016. The buyback is in addition to a previous stock repurchase, which had $709 million remaining as of June 30. “This $2 billion share repurchase is the...

Hancock commissioners approve cost increase for county garage project

The price tag for Hancock County’s new engineer garage, 1900 Lima Ave., just got a little higher. Today, the commissioners approved a $75,740 change order from general contractor Studer-Obringer, of New Washington. It is the final change order on the project, the company has...

MPLX reports $28.8 million in 2Q net income

Higher charges for use of its pipelines pumped profits 55 percent higher last quarter, to $28.8 million, for MPLX LP, Marathon Petroleum’s pipeline subsidiary. Earnings in the April-June quarter amounted to 37 cents per share for the Findlay-based subsidiary, up from 26 cents per...

UPDATE: Three injured in Marion Township accident

Three teenagers were injured in a three-vehicle collision Thursday afternoon on U.S. 224 just east of Findlay. Kendra Konecny, 16, of Findlay, Saffron Florea, 17, of Tiffin, and Olivia Fenton, 16, of Findlay, were taken to Blanchard Valley Hospital following the 4 p.m. accident,...

Crash injures 2 Findlay residents

Two Findlay residents were hospitalized after an accident in the city Thursday afternoon. Lynn Childers, 39, and Steve Childers, 49, were taken by Hanco Ambulance to Blanchard Valley Hospital after the 1:48 p.m. crash in the 1200 block of Tiffin Avenue, said Officer Chris Huber....

Army Corps: No list of study expenses without complicated coding

The Buffalo District of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers says it doesn’t have a list of expenditures for the Blanchard River flood study that does not use complicated coding. In a letter received by The Courier today, the district said a search of its documents and computer files...