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...

Panel: More automation expected in logistics

By LOU WILIN STAFF WRITER Automation is a growing part of business logistics, participants in a University of Findlay forum emphasized Friday. The audience also heard a discussion that touched on career opportunities, robots displacing workers, and whether young people should go...

Cooper buys interest in Chinese plant

By LOU WILIN STAFF WRITER Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. said Thursday it has completed its $87 million purchase of a joint venture with a truck and bus tiremaker in China. Cooper’s 65 percent owner interest in the Qingdao Ge Rui Da Rubber Co. (GRT) factory will increase...

Marathon defends strategy

By LOU WILIN STAFF WRITER Though Marathon Petroleum Corp. last month announced a plan to boost its stock price, this week it is deflecting suggestions that it is not doing enough. Hedge fund Elliott Management Corp., of New York, on Monday recommended Marathon consider separating...

Stores prepare for shopping frenzy

By LOU WILIN STAFF WRITER Yes, online shopping has become mainstream. Yes, it has lowered tolerance for parking hassles, obnoxious fellow shoppers, and the frustration of not finding the right clothing size, according to consumer psychologist Kit Yarrow. And yet, barely after the...

Holiday shoppers buy more for selves

By LOU WILIN STAFF WRITER Shoppers buy more for themselves during the holidays than they used to, according to consumer psychologist Kit Yarrow. But it does not necessarily signal a growth in greed. “It’s not just, ‘I’m supposed to be shopping for Aunt...