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Street, alley closings to aid UF project

By LOU WILIN STAFF WRITER The University of Findlay continues to lay groundwork, with Findlay city officials’ help, to build a $9 million, 5,000-seat lacrosse/football stadium off Trenton Avenue. Findlay City Planning Commission on Thursday recommended City Council close...

Taylor to build VW dealership

By LOU WILIN STAFF WRITER Construction of a Taylor Volkswagen dealership will start soon at the southeast corner of Hancock County 99 and Speedway Drive in Findlay. It will likely open in early 2015, Taylor Automotive General Manager Steve Taylor said Thursday. Plans for the $5...

New distribution center to employ 425

By LOU WILIN STAFF WRITER A grocery distribution center, eventually employing 425 people at an average wage of $57,000 per year, will be built on Findlay’s north end by 2016. Plans for the $38 million, 337,831-square-foot distribution center, south of Hancock County 212 and...

Voters support Cliff Hite

By LOU WILIN STAFF WRITER State Sen. Cliff Hite coasted to the Republican nomination Tuesday to remain state senator for Ohio’s 1st District. Hite had won 60 percent of the vote late Tuesday with 99 percent of precincts reporting. He had received 17,739 votes to 6,332 votes...

Cupp, McColley win GOP races

By LOU WILIN STAFF WRITER Republicans on Tuesday nominated Bob Cupp for the 4th District and Robert McColley for 81st District seats in the Ohio House of Representatives. No results had been posted late Tuesday for a three-way race among write-in candidates for the GOP nomination...

Area voters head to polls Tuesday

By LOU WILIN STAFF WRITER Hancock County voters on Tuesday will decide a Republican county commissioner race, and help determine the winner of a three-way Republican contest for state senator. Residents of the Van Buren School District will vote on a 6.9-mill, 37-year bond issue....

Cooper Tire profits fall, but impress stock market

By LOU WILIN STAFF WRITER Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. posted first-quarter profits of $45.4 million, a 19 percent decline compared to its record-setting results a year earlier, the company said Friday. Earnings amounted to 71 cents per share, down from 87 cents per share in the...

Refinery work hurts Marathon profits

By LOU WILIN STAFF WRITER Scheduled maintenance idled Marathon Petroleum Corp.’s two largest refineries, causing profit to plunge 73 percent last quarter to $199 million, the company reported Thursday. Earnings in the January-March quarter amounted to 67 cents per share,...

State Legislature seats up for election

By LOU WILIN STAFF WRITER Voters in Hancock and neighboring counties will nominate candidates for one Ohio Senate seat and six Ohio House seats in the May 6 primary. There are primary election contests for four of these seven seats. State senators serve four-year terms and House...

ADS planning initial public stock offering

By LOU WILIN STAFF WRITER Advanced Drainage Systems, the world’s largest producer of corrugated plastic pipe, plans to make an initial public offering of stock. The company, based in Hilliard, employs 212 at its Findlay offices and factory. About $300 million would be...