Hancock’s population rises slightly

By LOU WILIN STAFF WRITER More people are moving away from Hancock County to other places in the United States than are coming here, according to Census Bureau estimates released Thursday. However, the county has had a net gain in population because births are exceeding deaths,...

Findlay celebrates business ranking

By LOU WILIN STAFF WRITER Findlay’s No. 1 ranking for business growth in 2014 was celebrated Thursday by business and state and local government leaders and an editor of the international magazine which did the rankings. Findlay and Hancock County’s quality of life...

Marathon leaders’ pay rises

By LOU WILIN STAFF WRITER Gary Heminger, Marathon Petroleum Corp. chief executive officer and chairman, earned $16.4 million in 2014, nearly 34 percent more than in 2013, the company reported. Heminger’s salary grew to $1.5 million last year from $1.4 million in 2013,...

Job growth powering U.S. economy

By LOU WILIN STAFF WRITER The U.S. economy is growing and showing signs it could accelerate, an economist told a Findlay audience Tuesday. Ken Mayland, president of ClearView Economics, Cleveland, said the U.S. is in “a virtuous cycle.” It all starts with job growth....

Jordan: Clinton to face questioning on email

By LOU WILIN STAFF WRITER You would expect U.S. Rep. Jim Jordan to be champing at the bit at the prospect of 2016 Democratic presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton testifying under oath and facing congressional questions about her use of private, instead of official, email while...

Economist sees surge in spending

By LOU WILIN STAFF WRITER The economy is heating up. Incomes will rise and more jobs will be added this year, an economist told a Findlay audience Thursday. “This year is starting strong and will continue to get stronger as we go through the rest of the year,” Bob...

Findlay ranks first for business growth

By LOU WILIN STAFF WRITER Findlay ranked first for business growth among 575 small cities nationwide in 2014, according to Site Selection magazine. It won the distinction by luring McLane Co.’s $119 million distribution center, now under construction; Cooper Tire &...

CSX railyard completes $43 million expansion

By LOU WILIN STAFF WRITER An already-huge CSX railyard near North Baltimore just got bigger, and it grew faster than CSX leaders anticipated. Seven years earlier than expected, CSX last week completed a $43 million expansion, Duke Acors, railyard hub manager, told Findlay Rotary...

Progress: IntelliHartx is a kinder, gentler payment collector

By LOU WILIN STAFF WRITER The secret to the success of one of Findlay’s fastest-growing companies is not being lean and mean, but kinder and gentler. IntelliHartx (pronounced Intelli-hearts), at 129 E. Crawford St., takes a different approach to helping hospitals and health...

Progress: Industrial Muscle

By LOU WILIN STAFF WRITER Employment grew or remained stable in 2014 among Findlay and Hancock County’s major industries, and more of the same is forecast in 2015. Freudenberg-NOK Sealing Technologies, an auto parts maker, is poised to hire 17 to 42 additional workers this...