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Port authority to finance new Autoliv plant

By LOU WILIN STAFF WRITER Blanchard Valley Port Authority on Tuesday approved a maneuver to save a company hundreds of thousands of dollars in sales taxes in the construction of a warehouse and factory. When the 194,400-square-foot building at the southwest corner of Bigelow...

Marathon, MPLX OK transaction

By LOU WILIN STAFF WRITER Marathon Petroleum Corp. and its energy and logistics subsidiary, MPLX, on Friday announced an agreement for Marathon Petroleum to exchange its general partner economic interests in MPLX for 275 million newly-issued MPLX common units, valued at about...

City approves apartment complex plans

By LOU WILIN STAFF WRITER Plans for low-income apartments on the north side of East Melrose Avenue and east of Crystal Glen Apartments were approved Thursday by Findlay City Planning Commission. The $9-million complex of 12 buildings containing a total of 46 units and a community...

Brinkman’s gives up farming

By LOU WILIN STAFF WRITER Advertisements of farm equipment for auction this Saturday stirred speculation, but Brinkman’s Country Corner, the cannery and greenhouse are still going strong, the Brinkman family said. “We’re still in business. The auction is farm...

French auto parts manufacturer plans Fostoria plant

By LOU WILIN STAFF WRITER FOSTORIA — Treves, a maker of noise-reducing parts for cars, won a state tax credit Monday to create 91 jobs in Fostoria, paying an average of $37,362 per year. The company based in Paris, France, will move into a 40,000-square-foot spec building...

Marathon says Hancock Hotel downtown will welcome locals

By LOU WILIN STAFF WRITER The ballroom is booked for nearly every Saturday in 2018 and workers are installing carpet, tile and drywall and painting inside Marathon Petroleum Corp.’s Hancock Hotel in downtown Findlay. “We have a couple of dates left for 2018,”...

Cooper Tire loses case, may file appeal

By LOU WILIN STAFF WRITER Despite a federal court ruling, Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. said Wednesday it has not reinstated a unionized worker who was fired for shouting racist comments at replacement workers during the lockout of unionized workers in 2012. “Cooper Tire...

Deep discounts draw shoppers

By LOU WILIN STAFF WRITER Black Friday seems like a quaint old notion when local stores are offering discounts today and Thursday. Some of them have already been offering discounts on their websites and will roll out more on Thursday. But shopping in brick-and-mortar stores over...

Retail stores try to make shopping fun

By LOU WILIN STAFF WRITER What man wouldn’t want to wear a pink bunny onesie? You know, the kind 9-year-old Ralphie got from his aunt in “A Christmas Story,” and then — mortified — had to don for his family. Kohl’s sells them in its men’s...

Marathon sells $8.1B in assets to subsidiary

By LOU WILIN STAFF WRITER Marathon Petroleum Corp. will sell about $8.1 billion worth of refining and logistics assets and fuel distribution services to MPLX, its energy and logistics subsidiary, the companies reported. The deal is expected to close Feb. 1. The assets and...