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Hite: Legislature may consider medical pot

By LOU WILIN STAFF WRITER Despite a resounding defeat at the ballot box on Tuesday, marijuana legalization efforts in Ohio may keep smoldering. State Issue 3, which voters rejected Tuesday, would have allowed both medical and recreational use of marijuana in Ohio. State Sen....

Proposals for kids, seniors and mental health approved in Allen

By LOU WILIN STAFF WRITER Allen County voters resoundingly approved tax proposals Tuesday for senior citizens, mental health and recovery, and children services. In Bluffton, Judy Augsburger became the first woman elected mayor. Village residents also elected Richard Johnson and...

Hardin County renews tax for mental health, recovery services

By LOU WILIN STAFF WRITER KENTON — Hardin County voters on Tuesday helped renew a half-mill, 10-year tax for mental health and recovery services in their county as well as Allen and Auglaize counties. The tax passed with 34,928 votes, or 69.9 percent, among the three...

Cooper Tire’s profit climbs 11.5 percent

By LOU WILIN STAFF WRITER Selling more high-profit tires in North America and Latin America, Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. grew its profit by 11.5 percent last quarter to $53.2 million, the company reported Monday. Earnings translated to 93 cents per share in the July-September...

Area voters head to polls on Tuesday

By LOU WILIN STAFF WRITER Area voters will help decide the fate of three state issues in Tuesday’s general election. In Hancock County, voters will decide one race for Findlay City Council, and several contests for Hancock County school board seats, village and township...

Reverse-angle parking: reactions mixed

By LOU WILIN STAFF WRITER Reverse-angle parking on the south side of Findlay’s Crawford Street made its debut Friday, to mixed reviews. Dan Schwartz easily backed into a parking space on West Crawford Street. “Piece of cake,” he said. Some other drivers avoided...

Marathon’s profit climbs 41 percent

By LOU WILIN STAFF WRITER Marathon Petroleum Corp.’s profit rose 41 percent from a year earlier to $948 million in the July-September quarter, the Findlay-based company reported Thursday. Earnings translated into $1.76 per share. “Our results in the third quarter were...

MPLX officials bullish on big purchase

By LOU WILIN STAFF WRITER Some investors are skeptical, but officials for MPLX, Marathon Petroleum Corp.’s pipeline and logistics subsidiary, were bullish Thursday about their planned $14.69 billion purchase of MarkWest Energy Partners. The unit price for MPLX, a master...

Findlay, county face shortage of workers

By LOU WILIN STAFF WRITER Findlay and Hancock County face a worker shortage which not only could stunt growth, but force companies to leave. About 1,600 workers need to be added to Hancock County’s workforce each year over the next few years to replace retiring baby...

Findlay company adding 20 local jobs

By LOU WILIN STAFF WRITER Plumbline Consulting, a Findlay company, on Monday won a state tax credit to add 20 local jobs, paying an average of $62,500 per year. Plumbline, at 1219 W. Main Cross St., Findlay, expects to add the workers by December 2018. It now employs 38,...
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