Voyager missions offered new views of solar system

Chris Oaks spoke with scientist Jim Bell, author of a new book, “The Interstellar Age,” out this week. Q: Your book examines the 40-year history of NASA’s Voyager mission to explore the solar system. Why was this project so scientifically significant? A: Before...

Progress: Industrial Muscle

By LOU WILIN STAFF WRITER Employment grew or remained stable in 2014 among Findlay and Hancock County’s major industries, and more of the same is forecast in 2015. Freudenberg-NOK Sealing Technologies, an auto parts maker, is poised to hire 17 to 42 additional workers this...

Progress: Big Marathon expansion transforming downtown

By LOU WILIN STAFF WRITER Downtown Findlay is getting a major upgrade and the local economy a boost thanks to Marathon Petroleum Corp.’s $80 million addition of two office buildings and two parking garages. Marathon Petroleum is building a $22 million, six-story,...

Progress: Economic development efforts pay big dividends

By LOU WILIN STAFF WRITER Findlay-Hancock County Economic Development is firing on all cylinders: attraction, expansion and retention of companies and jobs. It scored a coup last year when McLane Co. announced it would bring a $119 million distribution center and 425 good-paying...

Progress: Building projects creating jobs

By LOU WILIN STAFF WRITER A $119 million McLane Co. grocery distribution center is under construction. A $40 million Cooper Tire global technology center was recently completed. Soon, a new $8 million building will house the manufacturing, warehousing and administration for...

Progress: Church nearly doubling size

Fast-growing Gateway Church, on Hancock County 9 near Liberty-Benton High School, is nearly doubling its space with a $4.9 million, 30,892-square-foot addition, to be completed this spring. The church is affiliated with the Evangelical Presbyterian Church. The expanded church...

Progress: City gears up for road work, downtown project

By MAX FILBY STAFF WRITER This year will be one of the busiest on record for capital improvement projects in Findlay. Officials are moving forward with several resurfacing projects and also plan to revitalize the downtown area. The downtown project could begin in early 2016, but...

Progress: United Way of Hancock County marking its 60th anniversary

By MARGARET DWIGGINS FORD Family editor What began as a workplace fundraising campaign 60 years ago has grown into an organization that tackles major community issues. “We were fully fundraisers, and now we’re conveners of community change,” said John Urbanski,...
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