Putnam County deputy remembered for big heart, sense of humor

By LOU WILIN STAFF WRITER WEST LEIPSIC — Gary Warren liked to drink and to party and to tease people mercilessly. Gary liked pranks. He once put a firecracker in his brother’s cigar, which blew up. He also could be a walking replay of lines from “Monty...

Gas station/store plans OK’d

By LOU WILIN STAFF WRITER A big new gas station and two more car washes are coming to Findlay. A new fuel station/store and one of the car washes will replace the Marathon and former Gas America stations on Findlay’s West Main Cross Street, east of Interstate 75. Demolition...

Judge dismisses stockholder suit against Cooper

By LOU WILIN STAFF WRITER A Delaware judge has dismissed a class action lawsuit against Cooper Tire & Rubber Co., filed on behalf of stockholders following Cooper’s failed $2.5 billion buyout by Apollo Tyres of India. The lawsuit was filed in January 2014. It claimed...

Marathon refinery workers in Texas to end strike July 6

By LOU WILIN STAFF WRITER Unionized workers at Marathon Petroleum Corp.’s Galveston Bay refinery in Texas will go back to work July 6 following nearly five months of striking. They ratified a contract with the company on Tuesday. About 1,200 workers at the refinery in Texas...

Judge’s ruling favors fired Cooper worker

By LOU WILIN STAFF WRITER Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. must reinstate with back pay a unionized employee it fired for making racist remarks to replacement workers during the lockout in 2012, a federal administrative law judge has ruled. “While racist and offensive,”...

Tire tariffs get support

By LOU WILIN STAFF WRITER Claims by unionized Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. workers that Chinese tire imports should have tariffs, because they are underpriced, have moved a step closer to final federal approval. The Commerce Department last week issued its final decision that...

Wind turbine project starts near Whirlpool, Ball Corp.

By LOU WILIN STAFF WRITER Ground was broken Monday to start construction of five wind turbines, totaling $18 million, to help power the nearby Whirlpool Corp. and Ball Corp. plants in Findlay. One Energy, a Findlay company, is building the turbines on 70 acres it bought north of...

Website ranks Findlay 6th for renters in Ohio

By LOU WILIN STAFF WRITER Findlay ranked as the sixth-best place for renters out of 184 in Ohio, and Bowling Green was first, according to a study by consumer advocacy website NerdWallet. But judged on attractiveness for families with children below middle-school age, Findlay...

Plans for ‘Marathon Green’ win approval

By LOU WILIN STAFF WRITER An outdoor work area for Marathon Petroleum Corp. employees at the southeast corner of Main and Hardin streets was approved Thursday by Findlay City Planning Commission. At over half an acre, the “Marathon Green” footprint will be a bit...

Wyandot teens face felony charges in Pennsylvania

By LOU WILIN STAFF WRITER Two Wyandot County teens suspected of crimes in Ohio, Pennsylvania and West Virginia have been charged with multiple felonies and misdemeanors by Allegheny County (Pennsylvania) police. Rose May, 15, of Sycamore, and Triston Kindle, 16, of Upper...