Pooch pampering place planned

By LOU WILIN STAFF WRITER Findlay will be getting a new country club soon, this one for upwardly mobile dogs. CJ’s Canine Country Club, a 12,900-square-foot dog day care and kennel, won approval of its site plan Thursday from Findlay City Planning Commission. Construction...

Bennett’s buildings worry leaders in McComb

By LOU WILIN STAFF WRITER McCOMB — McComb leaders are trying to prevent the former heart and soul of their business district from becoming a health hazard and eyesore. Downtown buildings that once were part of Bennett’s Furniture Town, which closed four years ago, are...

Speedway won’t be separated from Marathon

By LOU WILIN STAFF WRITER After months of study over whether to separate its Speedway subsidiary, Marathon Petroleum Corp. has decided to keep Speedway within the company. Marathon on Tuesday announced the decision, recommended by an “independent special committee”...

Marathon Petroleum sells assets to MPLX

By LOU WILIN STAFF WRITER Marathon Petroleum Corp. sold $1.05 billion in its joint-interest ownership in some pipelines and storage facilities to its subsidiary, MPLX, for $1.05 billion. MPLX gathers, processes and transports natural gas and natural gas liquids; and gathers,...

Locally-raised meat a fair treat

By LOU WILIN STAFF WRITER It’s a lot of work, but two local livestock groups say that selling their locally-raised fare at the Hancock County Fair is worth it. Charles Beagle and other beef producers in Hancock County sell directly to people year-round. But if their tender,...

Rides at county fair inspected early, often

By LOU WILIN STAFF WRITER No corners will be cut in ensuring the safety of the amusement rides at the Hancock County Fair, Bryce Burton said as he assembled his rides. “We just can’t be too safe,” said Burton, co-owner of Burton Brothers Amusements, which has...

Flood control: Was Congress doing its job?

EDITOR’S NOTE: This is the fourth in a seven-day series of stories that look back, and attempt to look forward, at the issue of flood control in Hancock and Putnam counties. The stories have been written in recognition of the 10-year anniversary of the disastrous flood of...

Army Corps ‘didn’t really do anything’

EDITOR’S NOTE: This is the third in a seven-day series of stories that look back, and attempt to look forward, at the issue of flood control in Hancock and Putnam counties. The stories have been written in recognition of the 10-year anniversary of the disastrous flood of...

Worse flooding: Climate change a suspect

By LOU WILIN STAFF WRITER If Findlay and Hancock County residents were polled, most would likely dismiss climate change as a non-threat. Yet climate change is “one possible suspect” in the increase in larger floods in Findlay since 1990, said Scott Peyton, senior...

Findlay City Council tables Hancock-Wood franchise agreement

By LOU WILIN STAFF WRITER Findlay City Council tightrope-walked Tuesday, urging American Electric Power to be nicer to Hancock-Wood Electric Cooperative, but tabling a measure that would have strengthened Hancock-Wood’s hand. By a 9-1 vote, council tabled a proposed...