Marathon Petroleum’s profits plunge

By LOU WILIN STAFF WRITER Marathon Petroleum Corp.’s first-quarter profit plunged 99 percent from a year earlier, the company reported Thursday. Marathon blamed the worldwide glut of fuel, which squeezed the profit margin on fuel the company refines and sells, and also...

MPLX posts loss after writedown

By LOU WILIN STAFF WRITER Low prices for natural gas and natural gas liquids forced a writedown in the value of assets, causing a $60 million loss last quarter for Findlay-based MPLX, Marathon Petroleum Corp.’s logistics and natural gas processing subsidiary. The loss in...

Hancock County plans to pay off connector road debt early

By DENISE GRANT STAFF WRITER Hancock County commissioners voted Thursday to “call in the bonds” on the Interstate 75 connector road project, paying off the $8 million debt three years early. The balance due is $1.9 million. Paying off the bonds early will save Hancock...

Sprague spends $23,000 late in primary campaign

By DENISE GRANT STAFF WRITER State Rep. Robert Sprague continued spending thousands of dollars late into his campaign for the Republican nomination for the 83rd District seat in the Ohio House, while his opponent, Kevin Rettig, reported little spending for the entire campaign,...

Four passengers injured in accident near Continental

CONTINENTAL — Four people were injured in a one-car crash on Township 20 near Township D, east of Continental, on Wednesday afternoon. According to the Putnam County Sheriff’s Office, a 2015 Kia Sorento owned by Emiliano Nunez, 33, of Continental, was traveling north...

5 counties, 1 city didn’t struggle to join ‘checkbook’

By MAX FILBY STAFF WRITER Ohio cities and counties using the same financial software as Findlay did not encounter the problems that the Findlay auditor’s office claims to face in trying to join the state’s “open checkbook” website, OhioCheckbook.com....

Suspect in death of Findlay child pleads innocent

By ALLISON REAMER STAFF WRITER An Arlington man pleaded innocent Wednesday to a murder charge and two other felony counts related to the death of a 2-year-old Findlay boy. Brent R. Houdeshell, 28, entered the pleas before Hancock County Common Pleas Magistrate Robroy Crow by...

Marathon project protested

By LOU WILIN STAFF WRITER Marathon Petroleum Corp.’s involvement in a proposed pipeline in North Dakota, Minnesota and Wisconsin was protested by about 20 people Wednesday on Findlay’s Main Street. The proposed Sandpiper oil pipeline could have spills, damaging...
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