Iriti says Findlay not in Target’s sights

By LOU WILIN STAFF WRITER Shoppers’ protracted pining for a Target store in Findlay won’t end anytime soon, Findlay-Hancock County Economic Development Director Tony Iriti said Monday. Iriti and his predecessors have been asked for over a decade about when Findlay...

Bluffton teen enjoyed making others laugh

By LOU WILIN STAFF WRITER In his 19 years on earth, Kyle Trentman liked to laugh and to make others laugh. One of his favorite shticks was impersonating ventriloquist Jeff Dunham’s characters. He was protective of his younger sister, Cathy. He liked to fish, golf and hunt....

French-American alliance strong, ambassador says

By LOU WILIN STAFF WRITER The storied French-American alliance, which helped America win independence and rescued France in World War II, is better than ever, French Ambassador Francois Delattre said Wednesday in Findlay. That’s quite a turnaround from 10 years ago, when...

Mental health levy on primary ballot

By LOU WILIN STAFF WRITER Allen County voters will consider an additional 1-mill, five-year tax in the May 6 primary election to offset $3.2 million in lost revenue per year for mental health and recovery services. More than $3 million of the reduction came from state cuts in...

$300K grant helps fund treatment center

By LOU WILIN STAFF WRITER A proposed residential treatment center for alcohol and drug addiction in Findlay won a $300,000 state grant Monday, enabling it to open in January 2015. With 3,750 square feet at 2627 Crystal Ave., the center will fill a need for more intense treatment...

State helping fund city road work

By LOU WILIN STAFF WRITER The state on Monday approved a $250,000 grant to Findlay for street improvements related to Marathon Petroleum Corp.’s planned expansion downtown. Service-Safety Director Paul Schmelzer said he would like to add left-turn lanes at Sandusky...

Survey says Marathon’s workers ‘most satisfied’

By LOU WILIN STAFF WRITER Marathon Petroleum Corp. has the most satisfied workers in the U.S., Business Insider website, based in New York, reported Thursday. Marathon was competing with nearly 400 companies among the Fortune 500, based on employee survey responses. Marathon...

Cooper Tire executives’ pay declines

By LOU WILIN STAFF WRITER Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. Chief Executive Officer Roy Armes’ compensation declined 15 percent in 2013 to $5.8 million as the company’s profits plunged. Cooper’s earnings for 2013 fell by nearly 50 percent to $111 million, and sales...

MPLX chief grew up in oil business

By LOU WILIN STAFF WRITER When Pam Beall recently became president of Marathon Petroleum’s pipeline subsidiary, MPLX LP, she took on a lot of high hopes. The pipeline operations were spun off a year and a half ago into a publicly-traded corporation, pleasing investors. MPLX...

Insurance agent retires after 57 years

By LOU WILIN STAFF WRITER McCOMB — When he recalls his most rewarding moments in 57 years as an insurance agent, Ray Hoverman’s eyes well up in tears and his voice cracks. “The most rewarding would be, settling a claim where somebody had a huge loss. Their...