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Young Professionals plan kickoff event

By LOU WILIN STAFF WRITER Findlay Young Professionals, which offers social events, leadership development and community involvement for 21- to 45-year-olds, will hold its annual kickoff gathering at 5:30 p.m. Thursday at Alexandria’s, 132 E. Crawford St. The event will...

U.S. puts tariffs on Chinese clothes washers

By LOU WILIN STAFF WRITER U.S. officials on Tuesday voted to impose tariffs of up to 52.5 percent on clothes washers imported from Chinese factories, agreeing with Whirlpool Corp. that the appliances are unfairly underpriced. All six members of the International Trade Commission...

Economic development chief faces challenges

By LOU WILIN STAFF WRITER The new point man for Hancock County economic development said Friday he is plugging away at the biggest threats: shortages of workers and buildings for industries. Tim Mayle, who succeeded Tony Iriti as director of Findlay-Hancock Economic Development,...

Rep. Sprague ready to override abortion bill veto

By LOU WILIN STAFF WRITER Though he strikes a conciliatory note toward Gov. John Kasich, state Rep. Robert Sprague, like state Sen. Cliff Hite, is ready to override a veto of the heartbeat abortion bill. Sprague took a long pause after being asked about the “aura of...

Marathon Petroleum to consider separating Speedway subsidiary

By LOU WILIN STAFF WRITER Marathon Petroleum Corp. said Tuesday it will consider separating its Speedway subsidiary from Marathon as part of an effort to boost its stock price, or “shareholder value.” A special committee of Marathon’s board of directors will...

Hite: Lame-duck governor will face challenges

By LOU WILIN STAFF WRITER After bucking his own party for years, Gov. John Kasich has an “aura of lameduckness,” state Sen. Cliff Hite said Friday. Look for the Legislature to flex its muscle in the coming months, perhaps overriding Kasich vetoes of abortion...

Ohio workforce goal to require more funding

By LOU WILIN STAFF WRITER Bowling Green State University President Mary Ellen Mazey and other higher education officials are campaigning for more state money to meet an ambitious goal of Gov. John Kasich. To help Ohio compete with other states, Kasich has set a target for 65...

Motter named head of soybean board

By LOU WILIN STAFF WRITER Jenera farmer John Motter has been elected chairman of the United Soybean Board, which administers funds that farmers pay for research, promotion and marketing of the nation’s soybean crop. It’s an important job with 59 percent of the U.S....

Officials take step toward tariffs on clothes washers

By LOU WILIN STAFF WRITER Federal officials took a step Friday toward imposing tariffs on clothes washers imported from China, which Whirlpool Corp. said are unfairly underpriced. The Commerce Department has found that Nanjing LG-Panda Appliances, Suzhou Samsung Electronics and...

Elks Lodge expansion approved

By LOU WILIN STAFF WRITER The second phase of an expansion at Findlay Elks Lodge, 900 W. Melrose Ave., was approved Thursday by Findlay City Planning Commission. A 4,600-square-foot building, containing a kitchen, will connect the banquet hall to a new $1.2 million clubhouse,...