Huffman, Goodman get Republican nominations

By LOU WILIN STAFF WRITER Wes Goodman won the Republican nomination to represent the 87th District in the Ohio House on Tuesday, and Matt Huffman won the GOP nod to represent the 12th District in the Ohio Senate. No Democrats are running for either seat, so both men are virtually...

National, state, county races on Hancock ballot

By LOU WILIN STAFF WRITER Hancock County voters on Tuesday will help select nominees for president, U.S. senator, state representative, state Supreme Court, state appeals court, and several county offices, and will consider replacing a countywide parks levy. Polls for the primary...

WITH VIDEO: Latta says Trump’s backers may want a ‘fresh approach’

By LOU WILIN STAFF WRITER While political neophyte Donald Trump takes presidential primaries by storm and changes campaign calculus, veteran U.S. Rep. Bob Latta soldiers on, meeting with constituents and representing them in Congress. Latta is seasoned in the American political...

State legislative races contested

By LOU WILIN STAFF WRITER Voters in Hancock and neighboring counties will nominate 12 candidates for Ohio House and Senate seats in the March 15 primary election. Republican nominations are contested for the 83rd and 87th House District seats, and for the 12th Senate District...

Findlay stays atop business growth list

By LOU WILIN STAFF WRITER For the second straight year, Findlay ranked first for business growth among 575 small cities nationwide in 2015, according to Site Selection magazine. It won the distinction with a list of 26 projects, including construction of five wind turbines near...

New I-75 walls to reduce traffic noise

By LOU WILIN STAFF WRITER The $220 million widening of Interstate 75 north of Findlay to three lanes in each direction will be finished by September 2017, a state transportation official said Monday. Then, widening of I-75 in Findlay to three lanes in each direction and...

Highly-automated, McLane distribution center to employ 425

Hundreds of jobs, averaging $57,000 in wages per year, will be coming to Findlay this fall as McLane Co. finishes construction of a $119 million grocery distribution center. The 337,831-square-foot center is south of Hancock County 212 and across from Lowe’s Distribution Center....

Findlay area contractors benefit greatly from Marathon expansion project

  Marathon Petroleum Corp.’s current $90 million expansion in downtown Findlay has meant tens of millions in revenue for contractors and building suppliers, and an economic jolt for Findlay and northwestern Ohio. Findlay contractors and suppliers are earning $33.3 million...

Findlay Country Club $1.5 million remodel

Findlay Country Club is catching up with time and with Findlay. Societal changes and downtown Findlay’s renaissance and rising popularity have spurred a $1.5 million remodeling at the country club. Pub and dining areas are being reconfigured with new televisions, chairs, tables...

Whirlpool Dishing Out Success

Making 12,500 dishwashers daily, including 11 different brands, is not a simple process at Whirlpool Corp.’s Findlay plant, the world’s largest dishwasher factory. Thousands of parts, some made at the plant, and others supplied from elsewhere — including hinges, wheel assemblies,...