3 compete for Bluffton Council seats

By LOU WILIN STAFF WRITER Sean Burrell, Richard Johnson and Joseph Sehlhorst are vying for two seats on Bluffton Village Council in the Nov. 3 general election. All three are already on council. Sehlhorst and Burrell, both independents, are trying to keep the seats they now hold....

Three seeking Bluffton mayor’s office

By LOU WILIN STAFF WRITER BLUFFTON — Jerry Cupples and David Steiner are trying to unseat Bluffton Mayor Judy Augsburger in the Nov. 3 general election. Both Steiner and Cupples said experience, know-how and involvement are missing from the mayor’s office. Cupples, an...

Findlay’s Centrex Plastics will expand, add 30-100 employees

By LOU WILIN STAFF WRITER Centrex Plastics, which makes containers, will be adding 30 to 100 workers by February, along with a planned 60,000-square-foot warehouse addition at 920 W. Lima St., owner Terry Reinhart said Thursday. Centrex, at 814 W. Lima St., currently employs 153...

Latta: ‘I want somebody who can lead’

By LOU WILIN STAFF WRITER U.S. Rep. Bob Latta did not name his choice for president in 2016 on Monday. But his description of what he wants in a president sounded closer to Gov. John Kasich than to Donald Trump. “I want somebody who can lead, I want somebody with a vision....

Propane fueling station opens

By LOU WILIN STAFF WRITER NORTH BALTIMORE — Prism Propane Services of Ohio has opened an Autogas Propane vehicle fueling station at 1399 Business Park Drive South in North Baltimore. The company marked the occasion Monday with testimonials from school and government...

Cooper researchers on a roll

By LOU WILIN STAFF WRITER Cooper Tire & Rubber Co.’s new $40 million Global Technical Center in Findlay is in the middle of a moment. It is leading a team making research breakthroughs to replace Asian rubber now used in tires with rubber from a southwestern U.S. desert...

Presidential candidate Carson says he wants to unite country

By LOU WILIN STAFF WRITER Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson called for national unity before an adoring crowd of 300 on Wednesday during a campaign stop at Pilgrim Family Restaurant on Findlay’s West Main Cross Street. Carson drew the biggest roar when he alluded...

Event transcended usual politics

By LOU WILIN STAFF WRITER He may still be trailing Donald Trump in the polls, but Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson’s Findlay appearance on Wednesday had a messianic flavor. The 300 or so adoring supporters started arriving at Pilgrim Family Restaurant, on West...

Marathon christens new tugboat M/V Findlay

By LOU WILIN STAFF WRITER Having the best logistics operation in the business has been critical to Marathon Petroleum Corp.’s success, Gary Heminger said when he took the helm four years ago as chief executive officer. So it was a significant tribute when Marathon recently...

Senate candidates campaigning hard

VIDEO: Strickland speaks at union hall By LOU WILIN STAFF WRITER It’s 14 months before Ohio voters elect either Democrat Ted Strickland, Republican incumbent Rob Portman or someone else as their U.S. senator. But already, Portman and Strickland are campaigning hard and both...
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