Chinese tire plant to start providing info

By LOU WILIN STAFF WRITER Cooper Tire & Rubber Co.’s partner in a Chinese factory will start entering financial and operational information into company computers, Cooper Tire reported Tuesday. The Cooper Chengshan Tire joint venture plant has been withholding such...

Cooper working to resume production in China

By LOU WILIN STAFF WRITER Preparations are being made to resume production of Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. brands at its Cooper Chengshan Tire joint venture plant in China, Cooper reports. The factory stopped making Cooper-brand tires months ago in protest of the company’s...

Arts Center plans win approval

By LOU WILIN STAFF WRITER When music, art and oratory fill the new $10 million Marathon Performing Arts Center next year, the only boos may be for traffic troubles outside the building, just off West Main Cross Street. Findlay City Planning Commission members on Thursday...

Sears store’s end worries its neighbors

By LOU WILIN STAFF WRITER In the wake of news that Findlay’s Sears Roebuck and Co. store is closing, most of its neighbors are worried about the future of the Findlay Village Mall. Most, but not all, were surprised by the news that the Sears store will be closing in...

Findlay Sears store closing in mid-April

By LOU WILIN STAFF WRITER Findlay’s Sears Roebuck and Co. store will close in mid-April as part of a company restructuring, parent company Sears Holdings reported Tuesday. A liquidation sale begins on Friday. The store is one of the original anchors at the Findlay Village...

Temps rise, most schools remain closed

By LOU WILIN and ERIC SCHAADT STAFF WRITERS It’s slowly returning to normal. You can be outside for more than a few minutes without fearing frostbite from the “polar vortex” that blew into the region Sunday. After record low temperatures were recorded Monday and...

Findlay’s homeless finding shelter with family, friends

By LOU WILIN STAFF WRITER Most of Findlay’s homeless are holed up out of the cold, like everyone else, a homeless shelter official said Monday. The homeless heard the weather forecasts, too, and arranged to stay with family or a friend during the subzero weather, said Dewey...

Findlay hopes to lure Indian companies

By LOU WILIN STAFF WRITER Although the purchase of Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. by Apollo Tyres did not materialize, Findlay’s business leaders are hoping to lure other Indian companies. Indian businesses were courted last month in a weeklong visit by Findlay-Hancock County...

Businesses avoid major damage

By LOU WILIN STAFF WRITER It could have been worse for downtown Findlay businesses, but the latest flood still resulted in damages, lost revenue and costly interruptions. Some businesses within a block of the Blanchard River escaped damage to showrooms and inventory. But even...

Cooper to go after Apollo for damages

By LOU WILIN STAFF WRITER It appears Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. has quit trying to force Apollo Tyres to buy it for $2.5 billion. Cooper’s next mission: seeking damages from Apollo. In a court filing Friday, Cooper Tire said it intends to seek damages against Apollo, and...