Liberty Township apartment plans worry neighbors

By LOU WILIN STAFF WRITER Homeowners just west of Findlay are worried that planned apartments could jam their street with 180 additional cars leaving and returning each day. “There’s going to be an awful lot of traffic,” said Margaret Cole of Thimbleberry Drive....

Marathon’s profits slip 3.4% in Q2

By LOU WILIN STAFF WRITER Marathon Petroleum Corp. had a strong April-June quarter, though smaller discounts on purchases of crude oil reduced profits 3.4 percent from a year earlier to $826 million. Earnings amounted to $1.51 per share, up slightly from $1.48 per share a year...

MPLX earnings climb 78 percent

By LOU WILIN STAFF WRITER Profit ballooned 78 percent to $51.2 million last quarter at MPLX, Marathon Petroleum Corp.’s pipeline and logistics subsidiary, the company reported Thursday. The profit increase in the April-June quarter from a year earlier was due to MPLX buying...

Parking spaces: Not all stores are complaining

By LOU WILIN STAFF WRITER Some downtown Findlay merchants are distancing themselves from their peers’ petition drive calling for changes in Marathon Petroleum Corp.’s expansion, in order to preserve or add public parking. The $80 million expansion has caused a...

Merchants protest parking space loss

By LOU WILIN STAFF WRITER Downtown Findlay merchants are getting customers’ signatures on petitions calling for changes in Marathon Petroleum Corp.’s $80 million complex expansion, in order to preserve or add public parking. Deb Frye, owner of Guitar Ranch, 622 S....

Pipeline project worries farmers

By LOU WILIN STAFF WRITER Farmers fear installation of twin 42-inch-diameter natural gas pipelines across their land will reduce crop yields and property values, and require drainage tile repairs. Rover Pipeline, of Houston, is seeking approval from the Federal Energy Regulatory...

In the path? Pros can help

By LOU WILIN STAFF WRITER If the proposed Rover Pipeline is approved, landowners in its path should seek professional help, and do homework, to negotiate a fair deal for use of their property, experts say. “The property owner has to be knowledgeable, and they have to...

Builders open 6 new houses for public tours

By LOU WILIN STAFF WRITER The latest trends and styles in new home construction will be on display during a free “Open House Tour” west of Findlay over the next two weekends. Six new homes by local builders will be showcased from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday and...

South Korean manufacturer plans factory in Fostoria

By LOU WILIN STAFF WRITER FOSTORIA — Nox Corp., a South Korean vinyl tile maker, is hiring 50 people as it moves into the former Atlas Crankshaft building in Fostoria. Nox Corp. plans to hire 50 more workers in a year, and will reach a total of 150 in two to three years, a...

U.S. approves tariffs for tires made in China

By LOU WILIN STAFF WRITER Proposed tariffs on Chinese-made tires, sought by unionized Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. workers, cleared the final hurdle Tuesday and the U.S. Commerce Department will soon be issuing final orders. The U.S. International Trade Commission on Tuesday...