Brinkman’s gives up farming

By LOU WILIN STAFF WRITER Advertisements of farm equipment for auction this Saturday stirred speculation, but Brinkman’s Country Corner, the cannery and greenhouse are still going strong, the Brinkman family said. “We’re still in business. The auction is farm...

French auto parts manufacturer plans Fostoria plant

By LOU WILIN STAFF WRITER FOSTORIA — Treves, a maker of noise-reducing parts for cars, won a state tax credit Monday to create 91 jobs in Fostoria, paying an average of $37,362 per year. The company based in Paris, France, will move into a 40,000-square-foot spec building...

Marathon says Hancock Hotel downtown will welcome locals

By LOU WILIN STAFF WRITER The ballroom is booked for nearly every Saturday in 2018 and workers are installing carpet, tile and drywall and painting inside Marathon Petroleum Corp.’s Hancock Hotel in downtown Findlay. “We have a couple of dates left for 2018,”...

Cooper Tire loses case, may file appeal

By LOU WILIN STAFF WRITER Despite a federal court ruling, Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. said Wednesday it has not reinstated a unionized worker who was fired for shouting racist comments at replacement workers during the lockout of unionized workers in 2012. “Cooper Tire...

Deep discounts draw shoppers

By LOU WILIN STAFF WRITER Black Friday seems like a quaint old notion when local stores are offering discounts today and Thursday. Some of them have already been offering discounts on their websites and will roll out more on Thursday. But shopping in brick-and-mortar stores over...

Retail stores try to make shopping fun

By LOU WILIN STAFF WRITER What man wouldn’t want to wear a pink bunny onesie? You know, the kind 9-year-old Ralphie got from his aunt in “A Christmas Story,” and then — mortified — had to don for his family. Kohl’s sells them in its men’s...

Marathon sells $8.1B in assets to subsidiary

By LOU WILIN STAFF WRITER Marathon Petroleum Corp. will sell about $8.1 billion worth of refining and logistics assets and fuel distribution services to MPLX, its energy and logistics subsidiary, the companies reported. The deal is expected to close Feb. 1. The assets and...

Legends restaurant planning expansion

By LOU WILIN STAFF WRITER Legends restaurant in downtown Findlay has new owners who will be changing the menu and expanding into the former Fenstermaker’s building next door. “There’s a great opportunity here,” said Joe Klein, managing partner of Legends,...

Putnam County voters pass bevy of levies

By LOU WILIN STAFF WRITER Tax proposals for Putnam County senior citizens and for health programs coasted to passage in Tuesday’s general election. A 0.6-mill, five-year replacement tax to keep free transportation, chore assistance and other services for Putnam County...

Findlay business damaged, but owner ‘blessed’

By LOU WILIN STAFF WRITER Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance. Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anythin...