Marathon Petroleum adding 1,256 stores

By LOU WILIN STAFF WRITER Marathon Petroleum Corp. said Thursday it will about double its Speedway subsidiary’s size and prepare for more growth with the $2.87 billion purchase of Hess Corp.’s retail business. Speedway will become the nation’s largest...

Purchase excites Marathon’s CEO

By LOU WILIN STAFF WRITER Gary Heminger, Marathon Petroleum’s chief executive officer, was excited and colorful Thursday about buying Hess Corp.’s retail operations. “This transaction will be transformative for the enterprise,” he said to analysts....

Fostoria slaying: 3 teens held

By BRIAN BOHNERT FOR THE COURIER FOSTORIA — Three teenagers wanted in connection with a Wednesday night burglary-turned-homicide were taken into custody Thursday, less than 24 hours after a manhunt began. Garrett N. Brown, 17, Tyson J. Ogg, 18, and Dallas A. Salaz, 19, were...

Brown: Amendment could aid area

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Senate passed a $12 billion water projects bill Thursday, and it included an amendment that could speed up the Blanchard River flood-control project. U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, introduced the amendment, which will allows projects such as the...

Sandusky Street getting facelift from east to west

By JOY BROWN STAFF WRITER Did you hear about the guy who drove from one side of Findlay to the other today on Sandusky Street? Of course you didn’t, because it can’t be done, at least not at the moment, thanks to all of the ongoing improvement projects. Nowhere else...

L-B building’s future debated at public forum

By MAX FILBY STAFF WRITER Liberty-Benton teachers and parents on Thursday called their district’s K-8 building unsafe, inaccessible and outdated. “Not a week goes by without a toilet overflowing or a sink exploding in one of those bathrooms,” said Lisa Ackerman,...

County commissioners approve several contracts

The Hancock County commissioners have contracted with a Norwalk company to strip county roads for maintenance this summer. Oglesby Construction was awarded a $54,965 contract for the work at Thursday’s meeting of the county commissioners.About $8,000 of the cost will be...

VB reaches quiz bowl nationals

By MAX FILBY STAFF WRITER For Louise Teaman, it’s always been more about her students than her team’s record, but this year they’re one and the same. Teaman, Van Buren High School’s librarian, is finishing her last year as coach of the quiz bowl team which...
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