Jordan’s House seat contested

By LOU WILIN STAFF WRITER Democrat Janet Garrett is challenging Republican Jim Jordan’s bid for a sixth term in the U.S. House, representing Ohio’s 4th Congressional District. The two will square off in the Nov. 8 general election. The 4th District comprises Allen and...

Plans for fair building OK’d

By LOU WILIN STAFF WRITER Plans for a 16,945-square-foot building for receptions, shows and seminars at Hancock County Fairgrounds were approved Thursday by Findlay City Planning Commission. It will have heating, air conditioning, a catering kitchen and a covered porch. The...

Candidates clash over report cards

By LOU WILIN STAFF WRITER State representative candidates Robert Sprague and Mary Harshfield sparred on opioid addiction, medical marijuana and state report cards during a candidates forum Wednesday. The two candidates are vying to represent the 83rd Ohio House District....

Cooper Tire seen as acquisition target

By LOU WILIN STAFF WRITER While Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. is a tempting target for other tire makers, a tire industry analyst said Tuesday there is no concrete evidence anyone is making a play for Cooper. Continental AG, based in Germany, is looking to grow in the replacement...

McLane Co. ‘hiring event’ draws crowd

By LOU WILIN STAFF WRITER Hundreds of job seekers filled the lobby and sundry rooms of McLane Co. on Friday in what could have been a silent rebuttal of reports about a worker shortage in Hancock County. McLane Co. is holding the “hiring event” again today as it...

Plant’s robots to work in dark

By LOU WILIN STAFF WRITER The 100-foot-tall warehouse towering over north Findlay will be a dark place where laser-wielding robots will rise 10 stories and zip back and forth, storing and retrieving goods. McLane Co. will start receiving 50,000 grocery and convenience store...

Sprague faces challenge for House seat

By LOU WILIN STAFF WRITER Democrat Mary Harshfield is challenging Republican State Rep. Robert Sprague for the 83rd District seat in the Ohio House of Representatives in the Nov. 8 general election. Ohio House members serve two-year terms and earn $60,584 per year. The 83rd House...

Marathon leader: Environmental, economic progress can go together

By LOU WILIN STAFF WRITER Values lead to business success, and economic and environmental progress can go together, Gary Heminger, Marathon Petroleum Corp. chairman and chief executive officer, said Friday. It was a speech that differed from what one might expect from a leader in...

Streicher’s Quickprint has new owner

By LOU WILIN STAFF WRITER Streicher’s Quickprint, just south of the Blanchard River at 109 S. Main St., where the business has sustained hundreds of thousands of dollars in flood damage over the years, has a new owner. Brian Mitchell, 35, took over the business in January....

Wolfe’s Produce still growing after 75 years

By LOU WILIN STAFF WRITER Ears of sweet corn grew above John Wolfe’s head when he picked them as a boy for his grandparents’ business, Wolfe’s Produce, 11343 Ohio 37. Today, as the leader of the business in its third generation and 75th year, Wolfe, 52,...