Complaint spurs probe of Chinese tires

By LOU WILIN STAFF WRITER Federal officials are investigating a complaint by unionized Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. workers that Chinese tire makers have unfairly stolen U.S. customers. The case could take a year to resolve. It could result in the Commerce Department imposing a...

Incorrect posts scare parents in Wood County

By LOU WILIN STAFF WRITER CYGNET — Facebook posts Tuesday and Wednesday reported that a girl’s death was likely caused by contagious meningitis. The posts were incorrect, and put a scare into Cygnet area parents. Privacy laws prevent the Wood County Health Department...

Kalida dad’s Internet plea prompts strangers’ heartfelt response

By JOHN SEEWER Associated Press Just days after his infant daughter’s death, Nathen Steffel asked strangers on the Internet for only one thing: He and his wife wanted a photo of their daughter without the breathing tubes and tape that masked her little face. The response...

New rules jeopardize wind farm plans

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER LEIPSIC — A proposed wind turbine farm near Leipsic is being reconsidered after the state Legislature passed bills that make it more difficult for companies to build in the state, according to wind industry leaders. Previous state rules required...

Wharton woman faces drug charges

UPPER SANDUSKY — The Wyandot County Sheriff’s Office arrested a Wharton woman Tuesday for reportedly operating a methamphetamine lab inside her home. Defiance Conley was incarcerated on drug charges and a probation violation after officials discovered a working...

Fostorian drowns in city reservoir

By MORGAN MANNS for the courier FOSTORIA — Emergency personnel pulled the body of a 21-year-old Fostoria man from a reservoir Wednesday evening after reports indicated he had entered the water and did not resurface. Members of Fostoria Fire Division found the body of...

Council Legislation

July 15, 2014 Public Attendance: 7 ORDINANCES • 2014-58, third reading, by emergency, authorizing the service-safety director to enter into a contract with the Hancock County engineer to provide engineering services to the city on a temporary basis. Ordinance approved 9-0,...

Marathon may set top sales mark for Ohio companies

By LOU WILIN STAFF WRITER Marathon Petroleum’s $2.87 billion purchase of Hess Corp.’s retail business in September could soon make it Ohio’s largest company by sales. It already ranked second in 2013 with $100.25 billion in sales behind pharmaceutical and...
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