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...

Bluffton Council clashes over water tower proposal

By BRIAN LESTER STAFF WRITER BLUFFTON — The village will seek out water tower maintenance proposals from other companies after council members clashed over a contract proposal from one firm Wednesday night. Bluffton Village Council member Roger Warren said he did not agree...

Columbus Grove man killed in early morning accident

KALIDA — A Columbus Grove man was killed early Wednesday when his pickup crashed into a truck trailer that was straddling Ohio 115. According to the Lima post of the State Highway Patrol, Adrian W. Birkemier, 80, was driving north on Ohio 115 near Road M at about 5:22 a.m....

Proposed pipeline to go through area

FOSTORIA — A proposed 810-mile natural gas pipeline to connect the Marcellus and Utica Shale production areas to markets serving the Midwest, Great Lakes and Gulf Coast regions will pass through the northeastern corner of Hancock County and near Fostoria. A map of the...

3-vehicle accident injures teenager

A Findlay teenager was injured in a three-vehicle accident on Howard Street Wednesday evening. Findlay police said a vehicle driven by Ariana Read, 18, of Findlay, was eastbound in the 300 block of Howard Street at 6:40 p.m. when she attempted to go around a pickup truck driven...

More Hancock fair winners listed

More winners from the Hancock County Fair, which ended Monday: Open Class Cheer Expo Winners were: Loud crowd — Liberty-Benton, first; Arlington, second. Pee wee — Findlay, first; Riverdale, second. Junior high — Cheer Works Sparks Electric. Small varsity...

Council Legislation

Sept. 2, 2014 Public Attendance: 8 ORDINANCES • 2014-72, second reading, rezoning 400 Cherry St. from R3 single-family high density to C1 local commercial. • 2014-73, second reading, vacating a portion of Olney Avenue from Morrical Boulevard east to Lima Avenue....
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