Marathon Petroleum adding 1,256 stores

By LOU WILIN STAFF WRITER Marathon Petroleum Corp. said Thursday it will about double its Speedway subsidiary’s size and prepare for more growth with the $2.87 billion purchase of Hess Corp.’s retail business. Speedway will become the nation’s largest...

New city employer identified

By LOU WILIN STAFF WRITER McLane Grocery Distribution is the company that will eventually employ 425 people at an average wage of $57,000 per year on Findlay’s north end. The company’s name was being withheld by local economic development and government leaders while...

Consultant to help with health merger

By LOU WILIN STAFF WRITER Findlay and Hancock County are ready to try again to combine their health departments. Officials from the city and county appear ready to split the $34,000 cost of a consultant to develop a merger plan. City Council’s Appropriations Committee on...

Marathon exec bashes fuel mandate

By LOU WILIN STAFF WRITER Unrealistic federal mandates to increase the amount of ethanol in fuels will cost much and offer little benefit, a Marathon Petroleum executive said Monday. “This is a burden on our company. It’s a burden on the consumer, because ultimately...

Fashion retailer plans big store

By LOU WILIN STAFF WRITER Gabe’s, a discount fashion retailer, will open a large Findlay store this summer inside the former Home Depot building at 1981 Tiffin Ave., Gabriel Brothers reported. Gabe’s will occupy about 60 percent of the 94,700 square feet in the...

Taylor to build VW dealership

By LOU WILIN STAFF WRITER Construction of a Taylor Volkswagen dealership will start soon at the southeast corner of Hancock County 99 and Speedway Drive in Findlay. It will likely open in early 2015, Taylor Automotive General Manager Steve Taylor said Thursday. Plans for the $5...

Street, alley closings to aid UF project

By LOU WILIN STAFF WRITER The University of Findlay continues to lay groundwork, with Findlay city officials’ help, to build a $9 million, 5,000-seat lacrosse/football stadium off Trenton Avenue. Findlay City Planning Commission on Thursday recommended City Council close...

New distribution center to employ 425

By LOU WILIN STAFF WRITER A grocery distribution center, eventually employing 425 people at an average wage of $57,000 per year, will be built on Findlay’s north end by 2016. Plans for the $38 million, 337,831-square-foot distribution center, south of Hancock County 212 and...

Voters support Cliff Hite

By LOU WILIN STAFF WRITER State Sen. Cliff Hite coasted to the Republican nomination Tuesday to remain state senator for Ohio’s 1st District. Hite had won 60 percent of the vote late Tuesday with 99 percent of precincts reporting. He had received 17,739 votes to 6,332 votes...

Cupp, McColley win GOP races

By LOU WILIN STAFF WRITER Republicans on Tuesday nominated Bob Cupp for the 4th District and Robert McColley for 81st District seats in the Ohio House of Representatives. No results had been posted late Tuesday for a three-way race among write-in candidates for the GOP nomination...