Post office, portion of U.S. 30 named to honor Oxley

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER Former Congressman Michael G. Oxley was honored Friday as the Findlay post office on West Main Cross Street and U.S. 30 in southern Hancock County were named for him. Oxley, who died Jan. 1 at age 71, was recognized during a 30-minute ceremony at the...

Campaign spends $16,000 on senior citizens levy

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER A committee campaigning for a new senior citizens levy in Hancock County has spent $16,039 so far, a pre-election campaign finance report shows. The Hancock County Agency on Aging, known as 50 North, is asking voters to renew a 0.6-mill levy and approve...

Four charged in secret drug indictments

Four area people were charged with various drug-related offenses through recently-unsealed secret indictments. Felicia A. Rodriguez, 28, of Findlay, was charged with two counts of trafficking in heroin, one fifth-degree and one fourth-degree felony. On July 22, 2015, Rodriguez...

Trucker hurt in I-75 crash

BLUFFTON — A Canadian truck driver was injured Friday when he hit the rear of another truck on northbound Interstate 75 near the Ohio 103 interchange at Bluffton, the Findlay post of the State Highway Patrol reported. Gurjit Rai, of Bramalea, Ontario, suffered...

Were Findlay leaders among lynch mob?

Chris Oaks spoke with Scott Berndt, local businessman and author of “A Lynching on the Blanchard.” Q: Your book recalls the story of Joseph Lytle, who was lynched by a mob right in downtown Findlay back in 1892 after attacking his estranged wife and daughters with a...

Lower fuel prices hurt Marathon’s bottom line

By LOU WILIN STAFF WRITER Lower fuel prices at the pump caused Marathon Petroleum Corp.’s profit to plummet by 85 percent from a year earlier in the July-September quarter to $145 million. Earnings translated into 27 cents per share. Revenue declined 12 percent to $16.46...

Stock price frustrates Marathon’s leaders

By LOU WILIN STAFF WRITER Frustrated that its stock price is not higher, Marathon Petroleum Corp. will take “bold, aggressive action” by employing $1.4 billion in assets in MPLX, its high-growth energy and logistics subsidiary. Marathon reported its plans Thursday,...

MPLX earnings more than triple to $141 million

By LOU WILIN STAFF WRITER Profit more than tripled to $141 million in the July-September quarter for MPLX, Marathon Petroleum Corp.’s fuels processing, transportation and logistics subsidiary. Earnings translated to 21 cents per unit. Revenue more than tripled in the...
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