Michigan man faces drug charge

A Michigan man was arrested early Wednesday after State Highway Patrol troopers found oxycodone and marijuana in his car during a traffic stop on southbound Interstate 75 in Findlay. According to the patrol, troopers stopped a rented Toyota Camry between the Ohio 12 and U.S. 224...

Marathon pumps up profits

By LOU WILIN STAFF WRITER Marathon Petroleum Corp.’s barges on the Mississippi and Ohio rivers helped it earn higher profits on its gasoline and diesel fuel, boosting second-quarter earnings by 44 percent to $855 million, Marathon reported Thursday. Earnings amounted to...

MPLX earns $28.8M

Higher charges for use of its pipelines pumped profits 55 percent higher last quarter, to $28.8 million, for MPLX LP, Marathon Petroleum’s pipeline subsidiary. Earnings in the April-June quarter amounted to 37 cents per share for the Findlay-based subsidiary, up from 26...

Stock buyback effort expands

Marathon Petroleum Corp.’s board of directors has approved an additional $2 billion repurchase of company stock through July 2016. The buyback is in addition to a previous stock repurchase, which had $709 million remaining as of June 30. “This $2 billion share...

County OKs extra funds for new garage

By DENISE GRANT STAFF WRITER The price tag for the new Hancock County engineer’s garage at 1900 Lima Ave. just got a little higher. On Thursday, the county commissioners approved a $75,740 change order from general contractor Studer-Obringer of New Washington. It is the...

Corps: No uncoded list of expenses for study available

By DENISE GRANT STAFF WRITER The Army Corps of Engineers’ Buffalo District says it doesn’t have a list of expenditures for the Blanchard River flood-control study without complicated coding. In a letter received by The Courier on Thursday, the district said a search...

Bettsville considers ambulance options

BETTSVILLE — Officials from Bettsville, Liberty Township and Jackson Township in Seneca County are discussing whether to join an existing ambulance district or form a new one. During a meeting in Bettsville this week, the Seneca County commissioners heard from village...

Three injured in U.S. 224 crash

Three teenagers were injured in a three-vehicle collision Thursday afternoon on U.S. 224, just east of Findlay. Kendra Konecny, 16, of Findlay, Saffron Florea, 17, of Tiffin, and Olivia Fenton, 16, of Findlay, were taken to Blanchard Valley Hospital following the 4 p.m. accident,...
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