Business owners: mixed reactions

By LOU WILIN STAFF WRITER While rural Hancock County residents seethed and scolded Friday about a tentative flood-control plan, downtown Findlay business owners worked like any other day. Several business owners said they knew little about the plan on Friday. After sustaining...

Findlay factory to double size

By LOU WILIN STAFF WRITER Site plans to double the size of Freudenberg-NOK’s factory in west Findlay were approved Thursday by the Findlay City Planning Commission. About 50 additional jobs could come with the transmission parts maker’s 43,200-square-foot expansion....

Speedway plans expansion on Trenton Avenue

By LOU WILIN STAFF WRITER Speedway plans to demolish its Findlay store at 752 Trenton Ave., and Ralphie’s Sports Eatery next door at 1523 Broad Ave., to build a bigger, 4,000-square-foot store. Ralphie’s will likely move to another Findlay location, company officials...

Cooper Tire’s earnings inflate in third quarter

By LOU WILIN STAFF WRITER Lower raw material costs and a 14 percent growth in the number of tires sold propelled Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. to a $48 million profit last quarter, the company reported Friday. It was a big change from a year earlier, when Cooper lost $168,000 as...

Company explores China options

By LOU WILIN STAFF WRITER With China expected to become the world’s largest tire market in a few years, Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. will be a force there with or without its disgruntled Chinese partner, Cooper’s chief said Friday. Chengshan Group Co. has announced...

Is Marathon pursuing Citgo?

By LOU WILIN STAFF WRITER Marathon Petroleum Corp. made a bid this year for Citgo Petroleum Corp., the U.S. refining arm of a Venezuelan state-owned company, Reuters News reports. At least three oil companies are still actively bidding for Citgo, Reuters reported this week, but...

Unemployment rates don’t count long-term jobless

By LOU WILIN STAFF WRITER Look out. Your mobile device and other gadgets are not the only things becoming obsolete: You can, too. When people lose their jobs, it usually takes longer to get a new one than it used to, said Jeff Korzenik, chief investment officer for Fifth Third...

Latta handily wins re-election

By LOU WILIN STAFF WRITER Republican Bob Latta garnered 68 percent of the vote in winning re-election Tuesday to represent Ohio’s 5th Congressional District in the U.S. House. With more than 94 percent of precincts reporting, Latta received 119,007 votes to 48,883 votes for...

4th District voters re-elect Jim Jordan

By LOU WILIN STAFF WRITER Republican Jim Jordan received 68 percent of the vote in winning re-election Tuesday to a fifth term as representative of Ohio’s 4th Congressional District in the U.S. House. Jordan won 124,036 votes to 59,015 for Democrat Janet Garrett in the...

Voters elect Republicans to six area Ohio House seats

By LOU WILIN STAFF WRITER Republicans Robert Sprague, Tim Brown, Bob Cupp, Robert McColley, Jeff McClain and Bill Reineke Jr. were all elected Tuesday to Ohio House seats in the Legislature. Cupp, McColley and Reineke will fill open seats. Sprague won 75 percent of the vote in...