Marathon subsidiary to add 150 jobs

By LOU WILIN STAFF WRITER MPLX LP, Marathon Petroleum Corp.’s pipeline subsidiary, will create an estimated 150 Findlay jobs averaging $100,000 per year by December 2017, the state Development Services Agency reported. The planned job additions reflect general growth in the...

Keeping city’s young talent here

By LOU WILIN STAFF WRITER Findlay’s known as a great place to raise a family, but many young professionals leave the city or commute from elsewhere before they can experience it for themselves. “A lot of people will live up in Perrysburg (like) plant managers or...

Propane shortage causes price hikes

By LOU WILIN STAFF WRITER A propane shortage across northwestern Ohio and in 23 other states is forcing rationing and has doubled the fuel’s price among some area retailers. For 100 gallons of propane — a 10- to 14-day supply in extreme cold — someone could...

Propane shortage causes rationing

By LOU WILIN STAFF WRITER Arctic cold, distribution problems, and a booming export market have left thousands of northwestern Ohio residents short on propane to warm their homes. Prism Propane, in North Baltimore, is rationing the fuel to its 3,600 customers in Hancock, Wood and...

Shopping center sold for $15.6M

By LOU WILIN STAFF WRITER The Flag City Station shopping center, anchored by Walmart at 2500 Tiffin Ave., has been bought for $15.6 million by a Cincinnati company which owns shopping centers nationwide. Phillips Edison-ARC REIT has no changes in mind for the property, which...

Lumber firm returning to Findlay, with factory

By LOU WILIN STAFF WRITER Gordon Lumber will return to its Hancock County 236 site at Findlay this spring, with a contractor-focused store, a factory and at least 40 jobs. It closed its store at 6485 Hancock County 236 in the 2009 recession and housing slump. It had six employees...

Poet Biorefining official critical of rule changes

By LOU WILIN STAFF WRITER More income will go to oil refiners and less to farmers because of a new federal rule reducing the amount of ethanol blended with gasoline, a Poet Biorefining official said Thursday. Within weeks, the federal Environmental Protection Agency is expected...

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...