Area man charged after accident

Hancock County Sheriff’s deputies arrested an area man for operating a vehicle while under the influence Thursday after his silver Ford pickup truck was involved in a rollover crash. Kenneth Warren, 64, of Forest, crashed his truck at about 10:54 a.m. on Ohio 103, west of...

County auditor appraisers required to carry ID badges

The Hancock County auditor has begun a new identification process for the safety of homeowners and those assisting with property tax assessments. Appraisers from the auditor’s office will now carry identification badges issued by the sheriff’s office. Auditor Charity...

Fair winners listed

More winners of competitions at the Hancock County Fair, which ended Monday: Open Class Poultry-Bantam Buckeye winners: Cock, hen, cockerel, pullet — Allen Smith. Black Breasted Red Modern Game winners: Pullet — Isabelle Mundy. Black Wyandotte: Cock, hen — Allen...

Grob chief’s plane on fire before crash

By RYAN DUNN STAFF WRITER A small plane flown by a Grob Systems executive apparently caught fire before crashing in Hancock County and killing both people aboard, a federal investigation has found. A preliminary report from the National Transportation Safety Board said witnesses...

EPA chief honors Marathon

By LOU WILIN STAFF WRITER Marathon Petroleum Corp.’s Findlay offices received an award Wednesday from the state environmental chief for composting, and reducing water and electricity use. “All that adds up,” said Craig Butler, director of the state Environmental...

Heminger’s statement on Citgo clarified

When Marathon Petroleum Corp. President Gary Heminger said Tuesday that the location of Citgo’s refineries is interesting, some media outlets then reported that Marathon had “expressed interest” in the refineries. The refineries reportedly are for sale. But...

Marathon offering unsecured notes

To help finance its pending purchase of Hess Corp.’s retail business this month, Marathon Petroleum Corp. has priced $1.95 billion in unsecured senior notes in a public offering. The notes are being offered in three series: $750 million in 3.625 percent senior notes due in...

Cooper names new treasurer

Cooper Tire & Rubber Co.’s Tom Lause, controller of global operations, has been named treasurer of the company. He was elected by the board of directors. In addition to the treasurer role, Lause will also assume responsibility for the tax function at Cooper. As he takes...
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