WITH VIDEO: ‘This is cutting edge,’ Kasich says during visit to Grob

By LOU WILIN STAFF WRITER BLUFFTON — Gov. John Kasich urged more business influence in education, and sounded like a prospective 2020 presidential candidate during a visit to Bluffton on Thursday. The governor questioned whether Americans are being trained for jobs of the...

Court approves flood-control project

By LOU WILIN STAFF WRITER DEFIANCE — Maumee Watershed Conservancy Court, in Defiance, approved plans Friday to reduce Blanchard River flooding by removing some river bank in Findlay, widening the river beneath a railroad bridge, and removing or modifying low dams. The...

Dina Ostrander grabs 3rd Ward seat on council

By LOU WILIN STAFF WRITER Dina Ostrander easily won the Republican nomination Tuesday to represent Findlay’s 3rd Ward on City Council. Ostrander received 298 votes, or 74 percent, to 103 for Michael Tanner. Results from the Hancock County elections board were unofficial and...

Monday wins race for city council leader

By LOU WILIN STAFF WRITER R. Ronald Monday won the Republican nomination on Tuesday to become Findlay City Council president. Monday received 1,547 votes, or 64 percent, to 874 votes for Thomas A. Ross. With no Democrats or independents running, Monday is virtually assured of...

City school levy, council races on primary ballot

By LOU WILIN STAFF WRITER Findlay voters on Tuesday will nominate City Council candidates, and will decide whether to make a temporary school tax into a permanent levy. Findlay City School District voters will be asked Tuesday to renew a 4.9-mill tax for operations, and change it...

Marathon’s Q1 earnings rise

By LOU WILIN STAFF WRITER Reflecting increased profit margin on the fuel it sold and bigger earnings from midstream operations, Marathon Petroleum Corp.’s profit rose to $30 million last quarter from $1 million a year earlier, the company reported Thursday. Earnings in the...

Cooper Tire profits deflate in 1st quarter

By LOU WILIN STAFF WRITER A “dramatic” rise in raw material costs and reduced sales deflated Cooper Tire & Rubber Co.’s profit by 48 percent to $31 million last quarter, the company reported Thursday. Earnings in the January-March quarter translated to 57...

MPLX generates $150M in profit

By LOU WILIN STAFF WRITER MPLX, Marathon Petroleum Corp.’s energy and logistics subsidiary, generated $150 million in profit last quarter, processing and separating more natural gas than a year earlier when it lost $60 million. Profit amounted to 19 cents per common unit in...

Marathon gives $500,000 to UF

By LOU WILIN STAFF WRITER Marathon Petroleum Corp. on Monday gave the University of Findlay $500,000 toward its $23 million, 78,500-square-foot Center for Student Life and College of Business building. The building, between College and Davis streets, is under construction. It...

Partitions Plus adding jobs

By LOU WILIN STAFF WRITER The state Controlling Board on Monday approved a $163,500 grant to help rebuild a road leading to Partitions Plus, because the Findlay manufacturer is adding jobs. The grant will cover half the expense of rebuilding the part-asphalt, part-gravel road,...