Hancock Hotel downtown will include a Mancy’s Steakhouse

By LOU WILIN STAFF WRITER Marathon Petroleum Corp.’s Hancock Hotel will open by Feb. 28, be managed by First Hospitality Group, and include a Mancy’s Steakhouse, Marathon said Tuesday. The $20 million, five-story hotel at the corner of Main and Lincoln streets will...

No outage in electric companies’ battle

By LOU WILIN STAFF WRITER Campbell Soup Co. and Rowmark chose American Electric Power — not Hancock-Wood Electric Cooperative — to power their new Findlay plants, an AEP official said Friday. Responding to the cooperative’s claims that AEP and Findlay city...

Daisy Dukes making debut as city’s newest nightclub

By LOU WILIN STAFF WRITER Findlay’s newest nightclub, Daisy Dukes, is trying to make it in a Tiffin Avenue location that over the years has seen nightclubs come and go. It also is braving a difficult era for nightclubs in general, said T.J. Snow, Daisy Dukes’...

Utilities trying to end dispute

By LOU WILIN STAFF WRITER Hancock-Wood Electric Cooperative and American Electric Power have found the circuit breaker for their potentially high-voltage dispute over who gets to power a new Findlay warehouse. The companies told Findlay City Council on Tuesday that they are...

Valfilm plans wind turbines

By LOU WILIN STAFF WRITER A Findlay wind energy company will build two wind turbines, totaling $6.9 million, to help power Valfilm’s headquarters on Findlay’s north end. Valfilm makes films for food packaging, automotive and construction. The 405-foot tall wind...

Rally time! Findlay’s Friday night event begins 25th year

By LOU WILIN STAFF WRITER A crowd hung out in the carefree dance of live music, airy magnolias, beverages and popcorn Friday evening in a bricked courtyard sandwiched between downtown Findlay buildings. Rally in the Alley is in its 25th season of escorting people into summer...

Campbell Soup proceeds with Port Authority arrangement

By LOU WILIN STAFF WRITER Campbell Soup Co. and Blanchard Valley Port Authority on Thursday took steps enabling Campbell to avoid $1 million in taxes for construction of a distribution center on Findlay’s north end. The $37.5-million, 741,000-square-foot distribution center...

Cold, wet May hampers area farmers

By LOU WILIN STAFF WRITER Corn and soybean farmers are at greater risk for lower yields — and lower income — this year after a wet, cold May. “We’re hopeful, but we know this is not a good start,” said Ed Lentz, Ohio State University Extension...

Housing: It’s ‘a seller’s market’

By LOU WILIN STAFF WRITER It’s a mismatch in the housing market these days, and sellers have the edge. With a small inventory of houses, the ones available sell fast. They leave a trail of wistful would-be buyers, said Kent Hilty, president of the Heartland Board of...

Stigma blamed for shortage of factory workers

By LOU WILIN STAFF WRITER The stigma of manufacturing jobs was blamed Thursday for a shortage of factory workers in the region. “The heart of the whole problem is the stigma,” state Rep. Bill Reineke, R-Tiffin, said during a discussion by 40 manufacturing and...