Kasich threatens veto of environmental, agricultural bill

COLUMBUS (AP) — Gov. John Kasich will veto broad legislation that addresses Ohio’s toxic algae problem and other agricultural and environmental matters unless provisions related to basic telephone service are removed, a member of the Republican governor’s...

Lawmaker proposes extra pay for retail workers on Thanksgiving

By JULIE CARR SMYTH AP Statehouse Correspondent COLUMBUS — A lawmaker in Ohio wants stores in the state to pay triple wages for employees who work on Thanksgiving — an effort that comes as Macy’s, the holiday’s quintessential retailer, is allowing its...

Preliminary tariffs imposed on Chinese tires

By LOU WILIN STAFF WRITER Federal officials took a step this week toward imposing tariffs on Chinese-made tires, which unionized Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. workers have complained are underpriced and costing U.S. jobs. As soon as next week, U.S. companies will have to post...

State Bank branch to open in Findlay

Defiance-based SB Financial Group has bought the Commercial Savings Bank property at 201 E. Lincoln St. in downtown Findlay, and plans to open a State Bank branch there. Rurban Financial Corp. changed its name to SB Financial Group last year. At one time, Rurban owned Peoples...

730 citations issued last week during ‘Light for Lives’ effort

During last week’s 48-hour “Light for Lives” operation, law enforcement officials stopped 1,641 vehicles and issued 730 citations. The Findlay post of the State Highway Patrol and more than 30 other law enforcement agencies in Williams, Fulton, Lucas, Defiance,...

Board considers renewal of 1 percent income tax

By ERIC SCHAADT STAFF WRITER NORTH BALTIMORE — The North Baltimore school board on Tuesday started the process of placing an income tax renewal on the May ballot. The board approved submission of a resolution of necessity to the Ohio Tax Commissioner to verify the revenue...

City tree lighting ceremony set

The city of Findlay will host its annual Christmas tree lighting ceremony at 6 p.m. Friday. The lighting, which will take place in Dorney Plazza in front of the Findlay Municipal Building, is free and open to the public. The Horstman family of Eben Avenue in Findlay donated this...

Friendly’s closes local restaurant

Friendly’s restaurant in Findlay, at 1978 Tiffin Ave., was closed Sunday by APEX Eagle Hospitality, the franchisee which owned and operated the business. “Continuing operation was no longer viable,” APEX Eagle Hospitality reported. It declined to report further...
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