Ball Corp. adding jobs at Canton plant

By LOU WILIN STAFF WRITER Ball Corp., maker of containers for beverages, foods and household products, on Monday won a state tax credit for 100 jobs it plans to add in Canton. Ball Corp.’s Findlay plant is its largest in the world, employing 404. The company, headquartered...

Ninjas invading county fair

By LOU WILIN STAFF WRITER The Hancock County Fair will flex its muscles this year with a new Ninja Warrior obstacle course, a local version of the American Ninja Warrior competition seen on TV. It appears to be the first such event at a county fair in Ohio, said Tom Harmon,...

Trump’s popularity will fade, senator predicts

By LOU WILIN STAFF WRITER If it were Sen. Rob Portman’s show, it appears that Donald Trump would be fired. Trump is amusing at times and good for TV ratings, but also is causing dissension in the Republican Party, Portman said Wednesday during a meeting with The...

Portman gets warm welcome from Cooper’s union workers

By LOU WILIN STAFF WRITER Republican Sen. Rob Portman of Ohio was welcomed as a “friend” and “ally” Wednesday by unionized Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. workers at their union hall in Findlay. Portman was part of a successful effort to impose tariffs this...

Parking an issue for wait staff

By LOU WILIN STAFF WRITER And you think parking downtown can be a hassle when you want to shop or dine? Try being a waitress at a downtown Findlay restaurant during lunchtime. “Every two hours they ticket, so we have to go out in the middle of our shift and move our...

Many merchants favor parking plan

By LOU WILIN STAFF WRITER Many downtown Findlay merchants like the coming changes to make Crawford Street one-way with reverse-angle parking. Crawford Street will gain 36 parking spaces, something downtown can use. Sheriff Michael Heldman has expressed fears that it will make his...

Trucking firm picks Findlay

By LOU WILIN STAFF WRITER Twenty-five trucking jobs will be coming to Findlay soon, and possibly 75 within a year, as Penske Logistics sets up operations on Findlay’s northern end. A $1.5 million, 9,775-square-foot building, to be on the east side of Distribution Drive just...

U.S. proposal for ozone limits draws criticism

By LOU WILIN STAFF WRITER A proposed tightening of federal ozone limits this fall would cost Ohio $23 billion and tens of thousands of jobs over two decades, a petroleum trade association official said Thursday. “This has the potential to be the most costly regulation in...

Parking restored, businesses cheer

By LOU WILIN STAFF WRITER Nine parking spaces were reopened Thursday on Findlay’s South Main Street near the Marathon Petroleum expansion, thanks to a protesting merchant who enlisted the mayor’s help. Guitar Ranch co-owner Deb Frye was delighted her petition drive...

Cooper Tire pumps up Q2 earnings

By LOU WILIN STAFF WRITER Selling more tires and widening its profit margin, Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. grew profit by 58 percent from a year earlier to $60 million in the second quarter, the company reported Thursday. Earnings amounted to $1.03 per share in the April-June...
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