1980s decision key to National Lime’s recent success

By LOU WILIN STAFF WRITER National Lime & Stone Co. President C. Paul Palmer IV on Monday credited his father for the company’s success in recent decades and its ability to weather the Great Recession. When the elder Palmer, Carleton P. III, became chief executive...

Tariffs likely to hurt area’s bean farmers

By LOU WILIN STAFF WRITER Hancock County soybean farmers’ incomes will likely decline if President Trump follows through on his announcement of tariffs on Chinese exports, agriculture experts said Friday. China is expected to retaliate with its own tariffs, which would...

Addiction treatment center plans rejected

By LOU WILIN STAFF WRITER Plans for a residential addiction treatment center on Manor Hill Road, vehemently opposed by would-be neighbors, were rejected Thursday by the Findlay City Planning Commission. Residents’ opposition at a meeting last month appeared to persuade the...

CEO: Cooper rated highly by consumers

By LOU WILIN STAFF WRITER Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. is well-positioned for tire industry changes as a result of its high consumer ratings and adaptability, Brad Hughes, chief executive officer, said Tuesday. “Things are changing. Consumers are more important, but we...

‘You’re in it because you love to do it;’ The Baker’s Cafe a hot spot in downtown Findlay

By LOU WILIN STAFF WRITER It was 2014 and downtown Findlay was full of hope and excitement. Marathon Petroleum Corp. began construction of a $100 million-plus expansion of its campus. But in 2014, the construction also roiled up a lot of potential business-killing messes: orange...

State auditor candidate makes campaign stop

By LOU WILIN STAFF WRITER Democratic state auditor candidate Zack Space on Tuesday portrayed his Republican opponent, Keith Faber, as too cozy with money interests to become the state’s chief financial watchdog. Faber has received a lot of campaign contributions from the...

Marion Township’s trustees block wind turbines

By LOU WILIN STAFF WRITER A bid to get vacant land southeast of the intersection of Crystal and Bigelow avenues rezoned for wind turbines and industrial development was rejected Thursday night by the Marion Township trustees. But after the vote, Jereme Kent, chief executive...

McClain finally wins GOP race

By LOU WILIN STAFF WRITER It’s official: Riordan McClain, of Upper Sandusky, won the Republican nomination for the 87th Ohio House District seat on May 8, representing Wyandot, Crawford and Morrow counties and parts of Seneca and Marion counties. The 4,360 votes McClain...

Economist says automation may leave many jobless

By LOU WILIN STAFF WRITER Automation will make many people jobless in five to 10 years, and they may need a subsidy to live on, an economist predicted Thursday in Findlay. “The reality is that 40 percent of the U.S. is low-skill workers, and those folks are not going to...

North Baltimore’s Keystone Foods gets Ohio tax credit

By LOU WILIN STAFF WRITER NORTH BALTIMORE — Keystone Foods of North Baltimore was given a $165,000 tax credit by the state Monday to add 50 workers. The State Tax Credit Authority stipulated that the jobs must be added by year-end 2020. Keystone is a supplier of fresh and...