Best employer list: Marathon near top

By LOU WILIN STAFF WRITER Marathon Petroleum Corp. was ranked the third best employer in America among over 500 companies listed by Forbes magazine on Thursday. It also was ranked first among employers in the construction, oil, gas, mining and chemical industry. Marathon...

28 acres annexed into city

By DENISE GRANT STAFF WRITER Hancock County’s commissioners approved the annexation of 28 acres from Marion Township to Findlay on Thursday. The property, on East Bigelow Avenue near Hancock County 18, is owned by the Ranzau Trust, which lists George H. and Camille A....

Two charged with Findlay robberies

Aggravated robbery charges have been filed against two people who were arrested after two Tiffin Avenue robberies Wednesday evening. A knife was used in each crime, Findlay police said. Isaiah Oliver, 14, of Findlay, was charged with two counts of aggravated robbery, both...

Drugs, guns, bomb found during raid of apartment

Multiple packages of cocaine, a stolen handgun and a homemade bomb were found during a raid of an apartment on Findlay’s west side Wednesday, the Hancock County METRICH Drug Task Force reported. Carl M. Johns, 29, was arrested for a parole violation after the task force...

UF dorm improvements planned

Improvements to the Morey and Myers residence halls at the University of Findlay are coming this summer after the university’s board approved the project at its meeting last week. Both residence halls will have new heating and cooling systems installed, as well as new...

State farm agency seeks contractors

COLUMBUS — The state Farm Service Agency is seeking individuals with knowledge of field crops and specialty crops to be independent crop loss adjustment contractors. The agency administers the Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance Program, which provides financial assistance...

First National Bank announces appointments

John B. Arnold has been become a board member of First National Bank. Chris Alexander has been named city executive for the bank’s Findlay market, and Jen Vastano has been named marketing director. Arnold is returning to First National’s board, having previously...

BVC prepares to change leaders

By DENISE GRANT STAFF WRITER Blanchard Valley Center, Hancock County’s program for residents with developmental disabilities, is preparing to change leadership. The Hancock County Board of Developmental Disabilities has announced plans to hire an assistant superintendent,...
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