50 North disputes cost figure for levy

By DENISE GRANT Staff Writer Officials from 50 North on Friday challenged estimates given by the Hancock County Auditor’s Office on the cost of a levy that voters will be asked to approve in November. The five-year, 1.2-mill levy includes the renewal of an existing 0.6-mill...

Libertarians: Every vote sends a message

Chris Oaks spoke with Bill Redpath, a Findlay native, former national chair of the U.S. Libertarian Party, and current at-large representative to the Libertarian National Committee. Q: You have been involved with the Libertarian Party at the grassroots and national level for more...

3 Findlay residents face drug-related charges

Three Findlay residents were charged with drug-related offenses in recently unsealed secret indictments. Rodney L. Walton, 46, was charged with two counts of trafficking in cocaine, both fifth-degree felonies. On Feb. 22 and March 7 in Findlay, Walton allegedly sold less than 5...

Tiffin Avenue collision injures woman

An Oklahoma woman was injured in a two-vehicle accident in the 1900 block of Findlay’s Tiffin Avenue about 3:21 p.m. Friday. Kathy Duff, 64, of Chickasha, Oklahoma, was taken to Blanchard Valley Hospital by Hanco Emergency Medical Service, Findlay police reported. She was a...

Shoppers get 3-day break from sales tax

COLUMBUS (AP) — Shoppers in Ohio are getting a three-day break from the state’s sales tax as students prepare to head back to school. The state’s sales-tax holiday began Friday and ends Sunday. The measure is aimed at helping back-to-school shoppers cut the cost...

2 county agencies seek tax increases

By DENISE GRANT STAFF WRITER Hancock County commissioners agreed Thursday to place two countywide levies on the Nov. 8 ballot. Both the Hancock County Board of Alcohol, Drug Addiction and Mental Health Services and the county’s Agency on Aging, known as 50 North, are...

Cooper Tire earnings rise in 2nd quarter

By LOU WILIN STAFF WRITER Selling high-profit tires and benefiting from lower raw material costs, Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. grew profit by 18 percent last quarter from a year earlier to $71 million. Earnings in the April-June quarter amounted to $1.27 per share. Sales...

Cooper chief ends ‘on a high note’

By LOU WILIN STAFF WRITER Roy Armes said he was proud to “end on a high note” Thursday as he presided over his last Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. quarterly earnings conference call. Armes, 63, will retire Aug. 31 as chairman and chief executive officer. His successor...
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