Agency joining probe of tires

By LOU WILIN STAFF WRITER A second federal agency voted Tuesday to investigate a complaint by unionized Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. workers that Chinese tire makers have unfairly stolen U.S. customers. The International Trade Commission voted to join the Commerce Department in...

Distribution center gets big tax break

By LOU WILIN STAFF WRITER McLane Co., which will open a $38 million grocery distribution center in northern Findlay in 2016, will avoid more than $750,000 in sales taxes by temporarily ceding ownership of the construction site to the Blanchard Valley Port Authority. Government...

Other companies looking at Findlay

By LOU WILIN STAFF WRITER Findlay’s luring of the $38 million McLane grocery distribution center has sparked interest from other companies looking for locations for new operations, said Tony Iriti, economic development director for the Findlay-Hancock County Alliance....

Grief counselors available today at Elmwood

By LOU WILIN STAFF WRITER Elmwood Schools students received grief counseling Thursday at the Bloomdale school following the Tuesday death of classmate Mackenzie Shaffer, 12. Counselors will be at the school again this morning. Shaffer, a seventh-grader from rural Cygnet, appeared...

Complaint spurs probe of Chinese tires

By LOU WILIN STAFF WRITER Federal officials are investigating a complaint by unionized Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. workers that Chinese tire makers have unfairly stolen U.S. customers. The case could take a year to resolve. It could result in the Commerce Department imposing a...

Incorrect posts scare parents in Wood County

By LOU WILIN STAFF WRITER CYGNET — Facebook posts Tuesday and Wednesday reported that a girl’s death was likely caused by contagious meningitis. The posts were incorrect, and put a scare into Cygnet area parents. Privacy laws prevent the Wood County Health Department...

Marathon may set top sales mark for Ohio companies

By LOU WILIN STAFF WRITER Marathon Petroleum’s $2.87 billion purchase of Hess Corp.’s retail business in September could soon make it Ohio’s largest company by sales. It already ranked second in 2013 with $100.25 billion in sales behind pharmaceutical and...

Rowmark adding new building, jobs

By LOU WILIN STAFF WRITER Rowmark, a Findlay maker of plastic sheets for signs, plaques and other uses, plans to add 50 or more employees and construct an additional 65,302-square-foot building. Construction, on Hamlet Drive just south of Hamlet Protein, and north of Guardian...

Taylor touting Ohio job growth

  By LOU WILIN STAFF WRITER Ohio Lt. Gov. Mary Taylor trumpeted Ohio’s reduced unemployment rate and Gov. John Kasich’s support of small business while lunching with 14 Republicans Tuesday at Wilson’s Sandwich Shop in Findlay. The Republican Kasich-Taylor...

Hancock Historical Museum dedicates Oxley Center

By LOU WILIN STAFF WRITER Hancock Historical Museum dedicated its Michael G. Oxley Government Center on Monday in a private ceremony attended by the former U.S. representative and other dignitaries. Oxley, 70, a Findlay native, was joined by U.S. House Speaker John Boehner and...