Findlay receives less income tax from businesses

By LOU WILIN STAFF WRITER Plummeting income tax payments from businesses in 2017 reduced Findlay’s city income tax revenue by 7 percent, or nearly $1.8 million, city tax officials reported Tuesday. Income tax collected from everyone in 2017 totaled $23.3 million, down from...

Coffee Amici: Gathering spot, musical showplace and business meeting site

By LOU WILIN STAFF WRITER It started as the germ of an idea: a place for people to gather and enjoy music without alcohol and in greater safety. Coffee Amici owners John and Lynne Calvelage say it was “God-inspired.” “The idea was to eliminate some of the...

Tax credits OK’d for Hyatt Block

By LOU WILIN STAFF WRITER State tax credits of $232,000 have been granted to Gardner Brothers for a $1.2 million historic rehabilitation of the mostly-vacant, 127-year-old building it owns at 317-319 S. Main St. Improvements of the three-story building, called the Hyatt Block,...

Port authority to finance new Autoliv plant

By LOU WILIN STAFF WRITER Blanchard Valley Port Authority on Tuesday approved a maneuver to save a company hundreds of thousands of dollars in sales taxes in the construction of a warehouse and factory. When the 194,400-square-foot building at the southwest corner of Bigelow...

Marathon, MPLX OK transaction

By LOU WILIN STAFF WRITER Marathon Petroleum Corp. and its energy and logistics subsidiary, MPLX, on Friday announced an agreement for Marathon Petroleum to exchange its general partner economic interests in MPLX for 275 million newly-issued MPLX common units, valued at about...

City approves apartment complex plans

By LOU WILIN STAFF WRITER Plans for low-income apartments on the north side of East Melrose Avenue and east of Crystal Glen Apartments were approved Thursday by Findlay City Planning Commission. The $9-million complex of 12 buildings containing a total of 46 units and a community...

Brinkman’s gives up farming

By LOU WILIN STAFF WRITER Advertisements of farm equipment for auction this Saturday stirred speculation, but Brinkman’s Country Corner, the cannery and greenhouse are still going strong, the Brinkman family said. “We’re still in business. The auction is farm...

French auto parts manufacturer plans Fostoria plant

By LOU WILIN STAFF WRITER FOSTORIA — Treves, a maker of noise-reducing parts for cars, won a state tax credit Monday to create 91 jobs in Fostoria, paying an average of $37,362 per year. The company based in Paris, France, will move into a 40,000-square-foot spec building...

Marathon says Hancock Hotel downtown will welcome locals

By LOU WILIN STAFF WRITER The ballroom is booked for nearly every Saturday in 2018 and workers are installing carpet, tile and drywall and painting inside Marathon Petroleum Corp.’s Hancock Hotel in downtown Findlay. “We have a couple of dates left for 2018,”...

Cooper Tire loses case, may file appeal

By LOU WILIN STAFF WRITER Despite a federal court ruling, Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. said Wednesday it has not reinstated a unionized worker who was fired for shouting racist comments at replacement workers during the lockout of unionized workers in 2012. “Cooper Tire...