Marathon Petroleum to consider separating Speedway subsidiary

By LOU WILIN STAFF WRITER Marathon Petroleum Corp. said Tuesday it will consider separating its Speedway subsidiary from Marathon as part of an effort to boost its stock price, or “shareholder value.” A special committee of Marathon’s board of directors will...

Hite: Lame-duck governor will face challenges

By LOU WILIN STAFF WRITER After bucking his own party for years, Gov. John Kasich has an “aura of lameduckness,” state Sen. Cliff Hite said Friday. Look for the Legislature to flex its muscle in the coming months, perhaps overriding Kasich vetoes of abortion...

Ohio workforce goal to require more funding

By LOU WILIN STAFF WRITER Bowling Green State University President Mary Ellen Mazey and other higher education officials are campaigning for more state money to meet an ambitious goal of Gov. John Kasich. To help Ohio compete with other states, Kasich has set a target for 65...

Motter named head of soybean board

By LOU WILIN STAFF WRITER Jenera farmer John Motter has been elected chairman of the United Soybean Board, which administers funds that farmers pay for research, promotion and marketing of the nation’s soybean crop. It’s an important job with 59 percent of the U.S....

Officials take step toward tariffs on clothes washers

By LOU WILIN STAFF WRITER Federal officials took a step Friday toward imposing tariffs on clothes washers imported from China, which Whirlpool Corp. said are unfairly underpriced. The Commerce Department has found that Nanjing LG-Panda Appliances, Suzhou Samsung Electronics and...

Elks Lodge expansion approved

By LOU WILIN STAFF WRITER The second phase of an expansion at Findlay Elks Lodge, 900 W. Melrose Ave., was approved Thursday by Findlay City Planning Commission. A 4,600-square-foot building, containing a kitchen, will connect the banquet hall to a new $1.2 million clubhouse,...

Plans for asphalt plant OK’d

By LOU WILIN STAFF WRITER Findlay City Planning Commission on Thursday approved plans for a temporary asphalt plant, off Lima Avenue and east of Interstate 75, that would serve the I-75 widening project through Findlay. Preliminary work on the $130 million interstate widening...

Surprise attacks, 60 years apart, both pushed America into war

By LOU WILIN STAFF WRITER Seventy-five years ago today, Japanese fighter planes attacked the U.S. Navy’s fleet in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, sinking U.S. warships, destroying aircraft and killing over 2,400 soldiers. It ignited America’s entry into World War II. Sixty...

100,000 put in relocation camps after 1941 attack

By LOU WILIN STAFF WRITER Part of America’s response to the attack on Pearl Harbor 75 years ago was to round up over 100,000 innocent Japanese Americans into relocation camps. That move is considered a mistake today. After 9/11, many Americans were suspicious of Muslims and...

Pearl Harbor conspiracy theories aren’t supported by historians

By LOU WILIN STAFF WRITER Historians do not subscribe to conspiracy theories that President Franklin Roosevelt knew Pearl Harbor would be attacked. “A lot of times you think events are the residue of design, and often they are just chance or omission or incompetence or even...