Support urged for rape survivors

By LOU WILIN STAFF WRITER Rape changes a person for life. So survivors need lots of support and acceptance, according to counselors and other professionals who work with survivors. “Survivors are likely to suffer from depression and suicide (thoughts) and a slew of mental...

Program offers summer jobs to area youths

By LOU WILIN STAFF WRITER Qualifying 16- to 24-year-old Hancock County residents from low-income households can get summer jobs paying $10 an hour through the WSOS Community Action Commission’s Youth Employment Program. The agency, at 7746 Hancock County 140, tries to match...

Daniel Clinger receives regional honor

By LOU WILIN STAFF WRITER Longtime Findlay architect, businessman and civic leader Dan Clinger has been named “Architect of the Year” by the Toledo chapter of the American Institute of Architects. The former co-owner of RCM Architects won the award for his commitment...

Cooper Tire profits grow by 45 percent

By LOU WILIN STAFF WRITER Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. profit grew by 45 percent last quarter from a year earlier to $59 million, as the company sold more high-profit tires and benefited from low raw material costs. Earnings in the January-March quarter translated to $1.05 per...

MPLX posts loss after writedown

By LOU WILIN STAFF WRITER Low prices for natural gas and natural gas liquids forced a writedown in the value of assets, causing a $60 million loss last quarter for Findlay-based MPLX, Marathon Petroleum Corp.’s logistics and natural gas processing subsidiary. The loss in...

Marathon Petroleum’s profits plunge

By LOU WILIN STAFF WRITER Marathon Petroleum Corp.’s first-quarter profit plunged 99 percent from a year earlier, the company reported Thursday. Marathon blamed the worldwide glut of fuel, which squeezed the profit margin on fuel the company refines and sells, and also...

Justice started out as police officer

By LOU WILIN STAFF WRITER Ohio Supreme Court Justice Sharon Kennedy first wanted to be a police officer when she grew up. Her high school teacher told her she had the ability to be a lawyer instead, even a judge. She laughed in disbelief, Kennedy recalled as she spoke to Findlay...

Marathon project protested

By LOU WILIN STAFF WRITER Marathon Petroleum Corp.’s involvement in a proposed pipeline in North Dakota, Minnesota and Wisconsin was protested by about 20 people Wednesday on Findlay’s Main Street. The proposed Sandpiper oil pipeline could have spills, damaging...

Hospital’s goal: Be a regional center for knee, hip work

By LOU WILIN STAFF WRITER Blanchard Valley Hospital and Findlay’s orthopedic doctors are gunning to draw patients from Michigan, Indiana, Pennsylvania and Kentucky for knee and hip replacements. “We’re very interested in that,” Scott Malaney, chief...

Factory addition plans approved

By LOU WILIN STAFF WRITER Partitions Plus, which makes partitions for cardboard boxes, plans to double its plant size this summer and add 10 employees by December. Plans for a 40,000-square-foot addition to the factory at 12515 Hancock County 99 were approved Thursday by the...