Complaint spells out Hite sexual harassment

By LOU WILIN STAFF WRITER Former state Sen. Cliff Hite, R-Findlay, repeatedly propositioned a woman working for the state until she filed a sexual harassment complaint on Oct. 11, leading to Hite’s resignation five days later. The Courier on Friday obtained a copy of the...

MPLX sets multiple financial records

By LOU WILIN STAFF WRITER MPLX, Marathon Petroleum Corp.’s energy and logistics subsidiary, increased profit by 53 percent from a year earlier to $216 million in the third quarter. Earnings translated to 29 cents per unit, MPLX reported Thursday. The earnings, and...

Former FHS principal bids for Ohio Senate seat

By LOU WILIN STAFF WRITER Former Findlay High School and Cory-Rawson High School Principal Craig Kupferberg said Thursday he is seeking the 1st Senate District seat which Cliff Hite resigned from last week. In addition, state Rep. Craig Riedel, R-Defiance, said he, too, is...

Marathon’s profits soar in 3rd quarter

By LOU WILIN STAFF WRITER Hurricane Harvey caused gasoline prices to surge, and so did Marathon Petroleum Corp.’s profits, which shot up over 500 percent last quarter to $903 million, Marathon reported Thursday. Earnings amounted to $1.77 per share in the July-September...

Rerouted parade, downtown project frustrate store owners

By LOU WILIN STAFF WRITER Moving Findlay’s Halloween Parade south of downtown today, because of construction, will take away the annual boon enjoyed by some businesses serving food and drinks. “That move means a really, really big loss,” said Lynne Calvelage,...

2 countywide levies on Putnam ballot

By LOU WILIN STAFF WRITER Putnam County voters will decide two countywide tax proposals, one for seniors and another for health, on Nov. 7. A variety of other taxes for townships, villages and schools also are on the ballot. A 0.6-mill, five-year replacement tax would keep free...

Putnam voters to decide village, school, township races

By LOU WILIN STAFF WRITER Races will be decided for several village, township and school board seats in Putnam County on Nov. 7. Pandora-Gilboa School District has two school board seats up for election and five people running for them: Zachary Maag, Dawn Schulte, Kris Sherer,...

Rep. McColley plans to seek Senate seat

By LOU WILIN STAFF WRITER State Rep. Robert McColley, R-Napoleon, said Thursday he plans to seek the 1st Senate District seat which Cliff Hite resigned from this week. State Rep. Craig Riedel, R-Defiance, is thinking about it. State Rep. Robert Sprague, R-Findlay, will not seek...

Hite admits ‘inappropriate behavior’ contributed to resignation

By LOU WILIN STAFF WRITER Former state Sen. Cliff Hite admitted Wednesday that “inappropriate behavior” with a female state employee contributed to his abrupt decision to resign. Senate President Larry Obhof said Wednesday he had “strongly suggested” to...

Hite steps down from Ohio Senate seat

By LOU WILIN STAFF WRITER State Sen. Cliff Hite, R-Findlay, resigned Monday evening, effective immediately, citing personal and family health problems. “We’ve got numerous health problems right now, all piling up at the same time. I just feel I need to be home,”...