Lower fuel prices hurt Marathon’s bottom line

By LOU WILIN STAFF WRITER Lower fuel prices at the pump caused Marathon Petroleum Corp.’s profit to plummet by 85 percent from a year earlier in the July-September quarter to $145 million. Earnings translated into 27 cents per share. Revenue declined 12 percent to $16.46...

MPLX earnings more than triple to $141 million

By LOU WILIN STAFF WRITER Profit more than tripled to $141 million in the July-September quarter for MPLX, Marathon Petroleum Corp.’s fuels processing, transportation and logistics subsidiary. Earnings translated to 21 cents per unit. Revenue more than tripled in the...

WITH VIDEO: Michigan senator praises Clinton’s support for auto bailout, veterans

By LOU WILIN STAFF WRITER U.S. Sen. Gary Peters, D-Michigan, praised Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton’s support for the auto bailout and veterans in a campaign stop Wednesday in Findlay. Peters told a small gathering at Clinton campaign headquarters, at 830...

Democrats hail Hillary Clinton’s stances on health care, children

By LOU WILIN STAFF WRITER Melissa Kritzell of Findlay boasted Wednesday that she was the first person in Hancock County to vote for Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton. Kritzell, a 21-year ovarian cancer survivor who has had to fight for insurance coverage of her...

‘Outsider’ needed to end D.C. ‘nonsense,’ Trump’s son says

By LOU WILIN STAFF WRITER Donald Trump Jr., son of the Republican presidential candidate, touted his father’s outsider credentials to hundreds of cheering supporters in a speech Monday in downtown Findlay. “It’s going to take an outsider to drain the swamp....

Trump supporters list concerns

By LOU WILIN STAFF WRITER Donald Trump supporters interviewed at Monday’s campaign event in Findlay said they trust the Republican presidential candidate to protect U.S. borders and jobs and to improve health care. Shelley Blachuta of Findlay said Trump is “not the...

Area voters will elect 9 to Legislature

By LOU WILIN STAFF WRITER Voters in Hancock and neighboring counties will elect nine candidates on Nov. 8 to represent them in the Ohio House and Senate. Races are contested in the 3rd House District and 2nd Senate District, which are both contained in Wood County, and in the...

Local man takes on Portman, Strickland

By LOU WILIN STAFF WRITER Findlay businessman and former school board member James Stahl is a write-in candidate for a U.S. Senate seat on Nov. 8. He’s running against Republican Sen. Rob Portman and Democrat Ted Strickland. Stahl, 58, a Republican, disagrees with Portman...

Economic development chief leaving

By LOU WILIN STAFF WRITER Anthony Iriti, director of Hancock County Economic Development and a former Findlay mayor, in November will become chief executive officer of an economic development agency for four northwestern Kentucky counties. He also will be leading a Chamber of...

Neu challenging Bob Latta

By LOU WILIN STAFF WRITER Democrat James Neu is challenging Republican Bob Latta’s re-election bid to represent Ohio’s 5th Congressional District in the U.S. House. The 5th District includes Hancock, Wyandot, Hardin, Putnam, Henry, Wood and all or part of eight other...