Cooper Tire profits grow by 45 percent

By LOU WILIN STAFF WRITER Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. profit grew by 45 percent last quarter from a year earlier to $59 million, as the company sold more high-profit tires and benefited from low raw material costs. Earnings in the January-March quarter translated to $1.05 per...

Residents could ‘vote’ on Arcadia improvements

By ERIC SCHAADT STAFF WRITER ARCADIA — An election of sorts will be held in Arcadia in June to decide which village improvements should be considered for state funding. A third and final public meeting will be held that month as part of the village’s efforts to...

Five women arrested in prostitution sting

Five women were arrested in an undercover prostitution sting at a Findlay hotel on Thursday, the Hancock County METRICH Drug Task Force and Findlay Police Department said. Ronesha Nash, 23, of Toledo; Tonya Gipson, 24, who was described as homeless; and Keira Kulwicki, 23, of...

Upper Sandusky church vandalized

UPPER SANDUSKY — One or more vandals discharged a fire extinguisher inside Transfiguration of the Lord Catholic Church on Thursday night, the Upper Sandusky Police Department reported. A scheduled Mass was canceled because of the “massive cleanup” required,...

Woman jumps from car, injured

UPPER SANDUSKY — The Wyandot County Sheriff’s Office responded to a report than a woman was injured Friday night when she jumped from a moving vehicle on Ohio 53, west of Upper Sandusky. The incident, near 10913 Ohio 53, was reported about 9:53 p.m. The woman was...

Marathon Petroleum’s profits plunge

By LOU WILIN STAFF WRITER Marathon Petroleum Corp.’s first-quarter profit plunged 99 percent from a year earlier, the company reported Thursday. Marathon blamed the worldwide glut of fuel, which squeezed the profit margin on fuel the company refines and sells, and also...

MPLX posts loss after writedown

By LOU WILIN STAFF WRITER Low prices for natural gas and natural gas liquids forced a writedown in the value of assets, causing a $60 million loss last quarter for Findlay-based MPLX, Marathon Petroleum Corp.’s logistics and natural gas processing subsidiary. The loss in...

Hancock County plans to pay off connector road debt early

By DENISE GRANT STAFF WRITER Hancock County commissioners voted Thursday to “call in the bonds” on the Interstate 75 connector road project, paying off the $8 million debt three years early. The balance due is $1.9 million. Paying off the bonds early will save Hancock...
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