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...

WITH VIDEO: Michigan senator praises Clinton’s support for auto bailout, veterans

By LOU WILIN STAFF WRITER U.S. Sen. Gary Peters, D-Michigan, praised Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton’s support for the auto bailout and veterans in a campaign stop Wednesday in Findlay. Peters told a small gathering at Clinton campaign headquarters, at 830...

Democrats hail Hillary Clinton’s stances on health care, children

By LOU WILIN STAFF WRITER Melissa Kritzell of Findlay boasted Wednesday that she was the first person in Hancock County to vote for Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton. Kritzell, a 21-year ovarian cancer survivor who has had to fight for insurance coverage of her...

‘Outsider’ needed to end D.C. ‘nonsense,’ Trump’s son says

By LOU WILIN STAFF WRITER Donald Trump Jr., son of the Republican presidential candidate, touted his father’s outsider credentials to hundreds of cheering supporters in a speech Monday in downtown Findlay. “It’s going to take an outsider to drain the swamp....

Trump supporters list concerns

By LOU WILIN STAFF WRITER Donald Trump supporters interviewed at Monday’s campaign event in Findlay said they trust the Republican presidential candidate to protect U.S. borders and jobs and to improve health care. Shelley Blachuta of Findlay said Trump is “not the...