Weekend: Kids share effect of 4-H on their lives

By CASSIE TURNER Nearly 250,000 Ohio youth will celebrate Ohio 4-H Week next week. Hancock County 4-H reaches 3,174 youth through community clubs, school enrichment and special-interest programming. The program has been making a difference in young people’s lives since...

Congress may alter flood-insurance law

EDITOR’S NOTE: First of two parts. By JOY BROWN STAFF WRITER Those who live and work in flood-prone areas are keeping a close eye on a bill, which the U.S. House may vote on next week, that could delay sharp increases in flood insurance premiums. The increases not only...

Cooper posts loss for quarter

By LOU WILIN STAFF WRITER While its proposed sale to Apollo Tyres, of India, was deflating, Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. lost $168,000 in the July-September quarter of 2013, Cooper reported late Friday. Cooper had earned a $74.1 million profit in the same quarter a year earlier....

U.S. 224 bridge project delayed

This weekend’s expected closure of the U.S. 224 bridge over Interstate 75 has been delayed a week. Demolition of the bridge’s southern half is now tentatively scheduled for the March 7 weekend. A change in weather necessitated the shift, said Kirk Slusher, Ohio...

A February snowfall record, or not?

By DENISE GRANT Staff Writer AccuWeather, The Courier’s weather service, measured a record amount of snowfall for Findlay during February, but the city’s record-keepers disagree. AccuWeather reported a total of 22.8 inches of snow for Findlay during the month. The...

Suspect surrenders in Fostoria robbery

By BRIAN BOHNERT FOR THE COURIER FOSTORIA — Less than 24 hours after the clerk of an East Lytle Street convenience store was robbed at gunpoint, Fostoria police got their man. Dakota M. Sharninghouse, 19, was taken into custody Friday afternoon for the armed robbery of the...

Olympics a thrill for women’s hockey referee

Chris Oaks spoke with Erin Blair, a referee for women’s hockey at the 2014 Winter Olympics. Q: You began officiating hockey games when you were a student at the University of Findlay about 10 years ago, and you’ve progressed through the ranks since then. What was it...

MPLX LP makes 2nd acquisition

MPLX LP has agreed to buy an additional 13 percent interest in MPLX Pipe Line Holdings LP from a subsidiary of Marathon Petroleum Corp. for $310 million. The transaction represents MPLX’s second acquisition following its initial public offering in October 2012. This...
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