Drop diversion plan, former official urges

By LOU WILIN STAFF WRITER Former Hancock County Commissioner David Oman urged the current commissioners on Tuesday to drop the idea of digging a diversion channel to reduce flooding in Findlay. Oman, 85, who owns property near the proposed Eagle Creek diversion channel site, also...

Entrepreneur Terhark launches new venture to help job hunters

By LOU WILIN STAFF WRITER Terry Terhark, Findlay entrepreneur and founder of The RightThing, is starting a new venture to help job hunters. Terhark on Monday launched randrr (reinvent and revolutionize recruiting), which is developing a free app to help people search for jobs....

Community leaders trying to combat worker shortage

By LOU WILIN STAFF WRITER Community leaders are slogging along in their effort to end a worker shortage that threatens to cripple Findlay and Hancock County’s economy and force companies to leave. About 1,600 workers need to be added to Hancock County’s workforce each...

Retired truck drivers facing significant cuts in pensions

By LOU WILIN Staff Writer Retired truck driver John Fredritz’s pension could be cut by 53 percent, to $1,335 per month, as early as July. It is part of a “pension rescue plan” proposed by Central States Pension Fund for members of the International Brotherhood...

Forbes ranks Marathon America’s top employer

By LOU WILIN STAFF WRITER Marathon Petroleum Corp. was ranked the top employer in America among 500 listed by Forbes magazine on Wednesday. Marathon Petroleum beat Google, Costco Wholesale, Wegmans Food Markets, and United Services Auto Association, which rounded out the top five...

Salaries rise for Cooper’s top executives

      By LOU WILIN STAFF WRITER Roy Armes, Cooper Tire & Rubber Co.’s chief executive officer and chairman, earned $9.4 million in 2015, or 2.7 percent more than in 2014, the company reported. Armes’ salary grew nearly 3 percent to $1.1 million,...

Marathon executives’ salaries grow

By LOU WILIN STAFF WRITER Gary Heminger, Marathon Petroleum Corp. chief executive officer and chairman, earned $18.6 million in 2015, or 0.1 percent more than in 2014, the company reported. But Heminger’s compensation grew more than it appears. The value of Heminger’s...

Garrett grabs Democratic spot in 4th District race

By LOU WILIN STAFF WRITER Racking up twice as many votes as her two opponents combined, Janet Garrett, of Oberlin, won the Democratic nomination Tuesday to represent the 4th Congressional District in the U.S. House. With over 97 percent of precincts reporting, Garrett garnered...

Huffman, Goodman get Republican nominations

By LOU WILIN STAFF WRITER Wes Goodman won the Republican nomination to represent the 87th District in the Ohio House on Tuesday, and Matt Huffman won the GOP nod to represent the 12th District in the Ohio Senate. No Democrats are running for either seat, so both men are virtually...

National, state, county races on Hancock ballot

By LOU WILIN STAFF WRITER Hancock County voters on Tuesday will help select nominees for president, U.S. senator, state representative, state Supreme Court, state appeals court, and several county offices, and will consider replacing a countywide parks levy. Polls for the primary...