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...

Delayed taxes getting attention

By LOU WILIN STAFF WRITER Pressure is mounting. Findlay City Council members stopped clashing about it and reached a consensus on Tuesday: They will look at the city’s practice of letting some businesses delay their income tax payments. It looks like...

Freudenberg-NOK receives tax credit

By LOU WILIN STAFF WRITER Freudenberg-NOK Sealing Technologies on Monday won an eight-year, 45 percent state tax credit on 25 jobs it plans to add at its automotive parts plant in Findlay. The jobs would pay an average of $38,640 per year. The estimated value of the tax credit,...

Lily Bay Gift Co. announces plans to close

By LOU WILIN STAFF WRITER A favorite ladies gift shop on Findlay’s east side for 32 years, Lily Bay Gift Co., 1100 Croy Drive, will be closing soon. A closing sale starts today, but a store closing date has not been set yet. Owners Jim and Connie Hutchison are “going...

Marathon chokes competition, suit by Kentucky says

By LOU WILIN STAFF WRITER Marathon Petroleum Corp. illegally chokes competition and raises gasoline prices in Kentucky, the state’s attorney general, Jack Conway, alleges in a lawsuit filed this week in federal court in Louisville. Marathon misuses its dominance, verging on...

Township to keep zoning ordinance

By LOU WILIN STAFF WRITER Delaware Township resoundingly voted Tuesday to keep its 14-year-old zoning ordinance, which gives the township trustees more control over businesses wishing to locate there. Sixty-one township residents, or 63 percent, voted to keep the ordinance....

At-large council race: GOP selects 3

By LOU WILIN STAFF WRITER Tom Shindledecker, Jeff Wobser and Grant Russel won Republican nominations for at-large seats on Findlay City Council in Tuesday’s primary election. Newcomer Wobser and incumbents Shindledecker and Russel will compete in November with Democrat Mary...

Two countywide levies before voters

By LOU WILIN STAFF WRITER Tax proposals for Blanchard Valley Center and for the Findlay-Hancock County Public Library, and Republican contests for Findlay city offices will be decided in Tuesday’s primary election in Hancock County. County and state elections officials have...

Cooper Tire profits deflate

By LOU WILIN STAFF WRITER Cooper Tire & Rubber Co.’s sales dropped 17 percent last quarter from a year earlier after Cooper sold its interest in a Chinese factory. Profit in the January-March quarter fell 10 percent to $41 million, or 69 cents per share. Sales were $663...