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Wind turbines to help power 2 plants

By LOU WILIN STAFF WRITER A Findlay wind energy company this year will build five wind turbines, totaling $18 million, to help power Ball Corp. and Whirlpool Corp. plants in Findlay. One Energy will build the turbines on 70 acres it has bought north of Ball Corp., east of...

U.S. boosting tariffs on Chinese tires

By LOU WILIN STAFF WRITER More tariffs are being imposed on imported Chinese-made tires, which unionized Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. workers said are underpriced and costing U.S. jobs. Additional tariffs were imposed this week after a preliminary Commerce Department finding that...

‘At the heart of it all, he’s a showman’

By LOU WILIN STAFF WRITER Already having been the radio voice of Findlay, then an outstanding salesman and business owner, Dick Callaghan returned to Findlay radio stations WFIN/WKXA in the late 1980s as sales manager. He incited the purchase of a 23-foot truck for live...

Marathon’s construction project boosts economy

By LOU WILIN STAFF WRITER Marathon Petroleum Corp.’s $80 million addition of two office buildings and two parking garages downtown is boosting the area economy. Ninety percent of the work and materials are being purchased from contractors within 60 miles, Don Malarky,...

Findlay Young Professionals planning kickoff gathering

By LOU WILIN STAFF WRITER Findlay Young Professionals, which offers social events, leadership development and community involvement for 21- to 45-year-olds, will host its annual kickoff gathering at 5:30 p.m. Feb. 5 at Alexandria’s, 132 E. Crawford St. Speaker will be Tim...

Ohio judge sides with Owens College in students’ lawsuit

By LOU WILIN STAFF WRITER Former nursing students’ claims that Owens Community College committed breach of contract and fraud were rejected this week by a state judge. Sixty-eight students, claiming Owens had misrepresented its nursing program, filed suit in 2009 after...

Plans for school bus garage approved

By LOU WILIN STAFF WRITER Findlay City Schools officials navigated a man’s opposition to a proposed north-end bus garage on Thursday with assurances they will address traffic and aesthetic concerns. The school officials prevailed on Findlay City Planning Commission to...

Big parking garage: plans approved

By LOU WILIN STAFF WRITER Marathon Petroleum Corp. in April will begin construction of a second parking garage in downtown Findlay, this one off of Lincoln Street. Plans for the five-story, 1,200-parking-space garage were approved Thursday by the Findlay City Planning Commission....

Findlay I-75 project won’t be speeded up

By LOU WILIN STAFF WRITER The $153 million rebuilding of Interstate 75 through Findlay with a third lane in each direction and new U.S. 68/Ohio 15 interchanges will start in late 2017 or early 2018. That is the same time frame state transportation officials in Lima forecast when...

Claims in Cooper suit dismissed

By LOU WILIN STAFF WRITER Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. and would-be buyer Apollo Tyres, of India, appear to be done with their legal wrangling after last year’s failed deal. Both sides agreed to dismiss their claims and counterclaims in an order signed Wednesday by Delaware...