Stock buyback effort expands

Marathon Petroleum Corp.’s board of directors has approved an additional $2 billion repurchase of company stock through July 2016. The buyback is in addition to a previous stock repurchase, which had $709 million remaining as of June 30. “This $2 billion share...

County OKs extra funds for new garage

By DENISE GRANT STAFF WRITER The price tag for the new Hancock County engineer’s garage at 1900 Lima Ave. just got a little higher. On Thursday, the county commissioners approved a $75,740 change order from general contractor Studer-Obringer of New Washington. It is the...

Corps: No uncoded list of expenses for study available

By DENISE GRANT STAFF WRITER The Army Corps of Engineers’ Buffalo District says it doesn’t have a list of expenditures for the Blanchard River flood-control study without complicated coding. In a letter received by The Courier on Thursday, the district said a search...

Bettsville considers ambulance options

BETTSVILLE — Officials from Bettsville, Liberty Township and Jackson Township in Seneca County are discussing whether to join an existing ambulance district or form a new one. During a meeting in Bettsville this week, the Seneca County commissioners heard from village...

Three injured in U.S. 224 crash

Three teenagers were injured in a three-vehicle collision Thursday afternoon on U.S. 224, just east of Findlay. Kendra Konecny, 16, of Findlay, Saffron Florea, 17, of Tiffin, and Olivia Fenton, 16, of Findlay, were taken to Blanchard Valley Hospital following the 4 p.m. accident,...

Wally’s, Tony’s win trophies

COLUMBUS — Two area restaurants took him trophies at the 2014 Ohio State Fair Pork Rib-Off this week. Wally’s Great American BBQ received the People’s Choice Award, while Tony’s Restaurant was named the reserve grand champion for ribs. The 18th annual Pork...

Fostorian’s death under investigation

FOSTORIA — Law enforcement officials say Friday’s death of a 72-year-old Fostoria man, who recently reported being assaulted, remains under investigation. Detective Sgt. Don Joseph with the Seneca County Sheriff’s Office said Russell E. Poole Sr. was found...

Area farmer finds use for byproduct of making ethanol

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER A Hancock County farmer has found a valuable use for the byproducts of ethanol production — as cattle feed. During the process of manufacturing ethanol, which is used as a fuel additive for gasoline, both wet and dried distillers grain are...
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