Latta holds big lead in House race

By LOU WILIN STAFF WRITER Republican Bob Latta was winning over 70 percent of the vote Tuesday on his way to re-election to represent Ohio’s 5th Congressional District in the U.S. House. With 97 percent of precincts reporting late Tuesday, Latta had received 236,136 votes...

Jordan easily wins re-election to sixth term in U.S. House

By LOU WILIN STAFF WRITER Republican Jim Jordan won 68 percent of the vote on his way to re-election Tuesday to represent Ohio’s 4th Congressional District in the U.S. House. Jordan received 205,669 votes to 96,334 for Democrat Janet Garrett in the looping, winding,...

Sprague easily wins re-election

By LOU WILIN STAFF WRITER Findlay Republican Robert Sprague garnered 75 percent of the vote in winning re-election Tuesday to represent the 83rd District in the Ohio House of Representatives. Sprague received 34,306 votes to 11,397 votes for Findlay Democrat Mary Harshfield....

Presidential, state races top area ballots

By LOU WILIN STAFF WRITER Hancock County voters on Tuesday will cast ballots for president, U.S. senator, U.S. representative, state legislator and Ohio Supreme Court justices. Hancock voters also will decide a county commissioner race and consider two countywide tax requests,...

Hancock fair officials spell out building plans

By LOU WILIN STAFF WRITER Many people know about the new building planned for construction at the Hancock County Fairgrounds. Fair officials and supporters on Friday spelled out plans for three additional buildings over the next few years. A total of about $3 million will be...

WITH VIDEO: ‘Making history is never easy:’ Wife of Dem VP candidate stops in Findlay

By LOU WILIN STAFF WRITER A Hillary Clinton surrogate stumped in Findlay for the second time in a week on Wednesday. Anne Holton, wife of Democratic vice presidential candidate Tim Kaine, urged a gathering of 80 Hancock County Democrats to keep canvassing for Clinton as the tight...

Profits deflate in third quarter after Cooper Tire reduces prices

By LOU WILIN STAFF WRITER Forced by competitive pressures to reduce tire prices, Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. saw profit decline 7.5 percent to $49 million in the July-September quarter. Earnings translated to 90 cents per share, the company reported Monday. The profit decline...

Stock price frustrates Marathon’s leaders

By LOU WILIN STAFF WRITER Frustrated that its stock price is not higher, Marathon Petroleum Corp. will take “bold, aggressive action” by employing $1.4 billion in assets in MPLX, its high-growth energy and logistics subsidiary. Marathon reported its plans Thursday,...

Lower fuel prices hurt Marathon’s bottom line

By LOU WILIN STAFF WRITER Lower fuel prices at the pump caused Marathon Petroleum Corp.’s profit to plummet by 85 percent from a year earlier in the July-September quarter to $145 million. Earnings translated into 27 cents per share. Revenue declined 12 percent to $16.46...

MPLX earnings more than triple to $141 million

By LOU WILIN STAFF WRITER Profit more than tripled to $141 million in the July-September quarter for MPLX, Marathon Petroleum Corp.’s fuels processing, transportation and logistics subsidiary. Earnings translated to 21 cents per unit. Revenue more than tripled in the...