Owner battles back from health issues

By LOU WILIN STAFF WRITER Tim DeHaven went into St. Rita’s Medical Center for heart valve repair surgery and a three- to five-day stay in 2011. His life has never been the same. The owner of DeHaven Home & Garden Showplace ran into complications, and when he left Ohio...

Cooper Tire posts a profit

By LOU WILIN STAFF WRITER Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. posted a profit for the fourth quarter, and for all of 2013, despite its takeover troubles last year. Profits did deflate last quarter by 73 percent, to $19.6 million, because of cheap Chinese tire imports and troubles at a...

Marathon’s garage plans win approval

By LOU WILIN STAFF WRITER Marathon Petroleum Corp. won City Planning Commission approval Thursday to build a five-level, 800-space parking garage on the southeast corner of Sandusky Street and Beech Avenue this spring. The garage is part of Marathon’s planned $80 million...

Company’s downtown plan reviewed

By LOU WILIN STAFF WRITER It appears Marathon Petroleum Corp.’s plans to expand its downtown complex would meet city regulations and standards, according to City Planning Commission members. The planning commission took no formal vote Thursday on Marathon’s overall...

Downtown plan: Merchants praise parking, traffic ideas

By LOU WILIN STAFF WRITER Downtown merchants “love” plans to slow Findlay’s Main Street traffic with medians and fewer lanes, and to shorten pedestrian crossings. They also cannot help but love it that the lane reductions would add up to 80 parking spaces to the...

Industrial park: State helps fund road work

By LOU WILIN STAFF WRITER The state on Monday gave $100,000 toward development of a Findlay industrial park. The money will help pay for $547,000 in road improvements at Ohio Logistics Business Park, north of Hancock County 99 and east of Ball Metal and the CSX railroad tracks....

Geothermal system lauded

By LOU WILIN STAFF WRITER A Findlay company’s heating and cooling system has won a global award for innovation and energy cost savings. Designed by Greensleeves, a 7-year-old company, the geothermal system is projected to save the University of Findlay up to $1.5 million...

Magazine: Findlay’s among elite

By LOU WILIN STAFF WRITER Findlay ranked fourth in the nation in 2013 among 576 peers for plant upgrades and job additions, according to Site Selection magazine. Growth at Whirlpool Corp., Centrex Plastics, Nissin Brake and others made Findlay the No. 4 micropolitan community for...

New firm creating downtown jobs

By LOU WILIN STAFF WRITER Twenty full-time jobs will be added downtown on Monday when a new company, which helps hospitals and physician offices collect payments, moves into the former Corporate Research International building, 129 E. Crawford St. IntelliHARTx and its subsidiary,...

Cooper Tire plans $140 million investment at Mississippi factory

By LOU WILIN STAFF WRITER Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. wants to invest $140 million to modernize its nonunion plant in Tupelo, Miss., guaranteeing to keep at least 1,300 workers for the next decade. It now employs 1,600 in Tupelo. But the unionized Findlay factory need not worry,...