Forum discusses pay-to-participate fees

By LOU WILIN STAFF WRITER Area school officials offered arguments Monday for and against a potential state ban on pay-to-participate fees for public school extracurricular activities. Comments made at a Findlay forum, led by state Sen. Cliff Hite, R-Findlay, will be considered by...

New Findlay building to house Penske Logistics

By LOU WILIN STAFF WRITER A $1.5 million, 10,000-square-foot truck maintenance building will be built on Findlay’s northern end and completed in March. Penske Logistics will be operating out of the building and will employ 32, Chuck Bills, president of Ohio Logistics, said...

Marathon ups offer for gas processor

By LOU WILIN STAFF WRITER Marathon Petroleum Corp. has boosted its purchase offer for MarkWest Energy Partners by $400 million, to $15.1 billion. MarkWest unitholders will vote Dec. 1 on whether to approve the deal. Marathon’s improved offer comes as the proposed purchase...

Hite: Legislature may consider medical pot

By LOU WILIN STAFF WRITER Despite a resounding defeat at the ballot box on Tuesday, marijuana legalization efforts in Ohio may keep smoldering. State Issue 3, which voters rejected Tuesday, would have allowed both medical and recreational use of marijuana in Ohio. State Sen....

Proposals for kids, seniors and mental health approved in Allen

By LOU WILIN STAFF WRITER Allen County voters resoundingly approved tax proposals Tuesday for senior citizens, mental health and recovery, and children services. In Bluffton, Judy Augsburger became the first woman elected mayor. Village residents also elected Richard Johnson and...

Hardin County renews tax for mental health, recovery services

By LOU WILIN STAFF WRITER KENTON — Hardin County voters on Tuesday helped renew a half-mill, 10-year tax for mental health and recovery services in their county as well as Allen and Auglaize counties. The tax passed with 34,928 votes, or 69.9 percent, among the three...

Cooper Tire’s profit climbs 11.5 percent

By LOU WILIN STAFF WRITER Selling more high-profit tires in North America and Latin America, Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. grew its profit by 11.5 percent last quarter to $53.2 million, the company reported Monday. Earnings translated to 93 cents per share in the July-September...

Area voters head to polls on Tuesday

By LOU WILIN STAFF WRITER Area voters will help decide the fate of three state issues in Tuesday’s general election. In Hancock County, voters will decide one race for Findlay City Council, and several contests for Hancock County school board seats, village and township...

Reverse-angle parking: reactions mixed

By LOU WILIN STAFF WRITER Reverse-angle parking on the south side of Findlay’s Crawford Street made its debut Friday, to mixed reviews. Dan Schwartz easily backed into a parking space on West Crawford Street. “Piece of cake,” he said. Some other drivers avoided...

Marathon’s profit climbs 41 percent

By LOU WILIN STAFF WRITER Marathon Petroleum Corp.’s profit rose 41 percent from a year earlier to $948 million in the July-September quarter, the Findlay-based company reported Thursday. Earnings translated into $1.76 per share. “Our results in the third quarter were...