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Marathon’s executives get pay hikes

By LOU WILIN STAFF WRITER Gary Heminger, Marathon Petroleum Corp. chairman and chief executive officer, earned $19.7 million in 2017, or nearly 19 percent more than in 2016, the company reported. Heminger’s salary increased 2.3 percent to $1.64 million last year, Marathon...

Findlay first in business growth, again

By LOU WILIN STAFF WRITER For the fourth straight year, Findlay was ranked first for business growth among 575 small cities nationwide in 2017, according to Site Selection magazine. The magazine each year ranks business growth among “micropolitans,” cities with...

Several reasons cited for decline in volunteer EMS personnel

By LOU WILIN STAFF WRITER An exodus of rural youth, less leisure time and less community attachment all contribute to a manpower shortage among many volunteer emergency medical services, a sociology professor says. Rural youth frequently leave home for opportunities in bigger...

Wanted: EMS volunteers in rural areas

By LOU WILIN STAFF WRITER ARLINGTON — For decades, volunteers at Appleseed EMS have been providing excellent and reliable emergency medical service to their neighbors in southern Hancock County. But in recent years, the number of volunteers has dwindled. Sometimes, when...

Lots of Hancock County in new Hancock Hotel

By LOU WILIN STAFF WRITER The new downtown Hancock Hotel has much Hancock County in it, from pictures of local scenes to suites named after Findlay and the villages. And there is local craftsmanship throughout. It starts in the lobby of Marathon Petroleum Corp.’s $20...

Mancy’s chef very particular about beef

By LOU WILIN STAFF WRITER When it opens next week, Mancy’s at the Hancock Hotel will be serving tender, juicy steaks coming from a small, closely-controlled population of pure pedigree Black Angus cattle in Iowa. Iowa premium beef has higher specifications than other beef...

Cooper Tire posts $42M loss in 4th quarter

By LOU WILIN STAFF WRITER Paying more for raw materials and selling fewer tires, Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. had a $42 million loss in the October-December quarter, the company reported Tuesday. Cooper earned $69 million in profit a year earlier. Last quarter’s loss...

Main Street Deli: A cosmopolitan flavor in downtown Findlay

By LOU WILIN STAFF WRITER For nearly 30 years, Main Street Deli has been serving Findlay residents cosmopolitan, big-city flavor with its sandwiches, soups and salads. Maybe it’s how the diner-like eatery seems to be happily jammed at lunchtime with people picking up to-go...

Candidates line up to challenge Latta, Jordan

By LOU WILIN STAFF WRITER U.S. Rep. Bob Latta, R-Bowling Green, and U.S. Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Urbana, will both face opposition this year in their re-election bids. It will start in May when each seeks the Republican nomination for their respective congressional seats. Hoping to...

Tax cut bill helps boost Marathon’s earnings

By LOU WILIN STAFF WRITER President Donald Trump’s tax cuts sent Marathon Petroleum Corp.’s profit soaring eightfold to $2.02 billion in the October-December quarter, the company reported Thursday. Quarterly earnings amounted to $4.09 per share. Revenue rose 23...