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Two Democrats face off in primary

By LOU WILIN STAFF WRITER Michael Galbraith of Maumee, and James Neu Jr. of Perrysburg are vying May 8 for the Democratic nomination to represent Ohio’s 5th Congressional District in the U.S. House. The winner will face the Republican nominee for the seat in the November...

Latta facing two GOP challengers

By LOU WILIN STAFF WRITER Bob Kreienkamp of Wayne, and Todd Wolfrum of Middle Point are challenging incumbent Bob Latta on May 8 for the Republican nomination to represent Ohio’s 5th Congressional District in the U.S. House. Wolfrum is in his second term as a Van Wert...

DeWine focuses on opioids during Findlay campaign stop

By LOU WILIN STAFF WRITER Republican gubernatorial candidate Mike DeWine and running mate Jon Husted met with 13 local business leaders and Mayor Lydia Mihalik on Wednesday in a campaign stop in Findlay. DeWine and Lt. Gov. Mary Taylor are in a contentious race for the Republican...

Newest Findlay warehouse will create 45 jobs

By LOU WILIN STAFF WRITER A 150,000-square-foot warehouse, which will employ 45, will be built on Findlay’s Production Drive by December. A site plan, submitted by Ohio Logistics, was approved Thursday by the Findlay City Planning Commission. Ohio Logistics will own the...

A gift shop of a different genre

By LOU WILIN STAFF WRITER Selling original artwork, plus high-end and even humorous gift shop items, the Objects of Desire Artful Living store stands apart from what owner Paul Sears dismisses as the “fast food, Walmart culture.” The Victorian house-turned-gift-shop...

State grants to help pay for Findlay road extensions

By LOU WILIN STAFF WRITER Two road extensions, costing $1.25 million and serving Findlay industrial sites that will add hundreds of jobs, will be funded mostly by the state. Grants totaling $733,000 will help fund a road extension near a Campbell Soup warehouse on Findlay’s...

Remains of WWII serviceman finally return to Findlay today

By LOU WILIN STAFF WRITER Seventy-three years after he became missing in action in World War II, Ora Sharninghouse Jr.’s remains will be returned today to his sister, Joan Stough of Findlay. It was September 1944 when the torpedo bombing plane he was aboard crashed in the...

Sen. Portman tries out Hancock Hotel, Mancy’s

By LOU WILIN STAFF WRITER U.S. Sen. Rob Portman toured the new Hancock Hotel Tuesday morning, after staying there Monday night and having a Mancy’s steak for dinner. “Honestly, I’m not a big steak eater,” he said, then raised his eyebrows, “but it...

Cooper executives’ pay decreases

By LOU WILIN STAFF WRITER The compensation of Cooper Tire & Rubber Co.’s chief executive officer, Bradley Hughes, dropped nearly 23 percent last year to $3.3 million. Cooper Tire’s profit declined over 61 percent to $95 million in 2017. Hughes’ salary grew...

Agriculture: Women taking new roles

By LOU WILIN STAFF WRITER Women have always played a “fundamentally critical role in sustaining the farm household,” said Carmen Bain, associate professor of sociology at Iowa State University. They may not have called themselves farmers. Instead, they called...