Area voters to decide Ohio House races

By LOU WILIN STAFF WRITER Voters in Hancock and neighboring counties will decide races for six Ohio House seats and elect one state senator in Tuesday’s general election. All the House seats are contested, but state Sen. Cliff Hite of Findlay is unopposed in the 1st Senate...

Election boards offer voting this weekend

Election boards throughout Ohio will be open for in-person absentee voting this weekend. In-person voting hours will be 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. today, and 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. On Monday, election boards will be open from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Noon today is the deadline for requesting an...

Schaeffer sentenced for role in arson

By MORGAN MANNS FOR THE COURIER TIFFIN — The third and final defendant in a fatal Memorial Day arson in Fostoria was sentenced to life in prison Friday. Charles V. Schaeffer, 45, of Fostoria, would be eligible for parole after 25 years, according to the sentence for his...

University planning big food collection

The University of Findlay will be trying to collect 56,000 pounds of food during a 12-hour period on Wednesday to donate to Chopin Hall. The food collection will take place from 7:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Goods can be brought to Henderson Dining Hall on Frazer Street, and there also...

Care packages for troops: campaign starting

Chris Oaks spoke with Todd James, director of the Hancock County chapter of the American Red Cross. Q: I’m no fan of rushing into the holiday season, but this is a case where we have to in order to get the care packages out to our troops overseas in time for Christmas. A:...

WITH VIDEO: Harris gets 20 years for Gutierrez murder

By RYAN DUNN STAFF WRITER The Findlay gunman who shot and killed Joe Gutierrez III, to retaliate for an assault, was sentenced Thursday to 20 years to life in prison. Ralph G. Harris III, 21, apologized for the shooting to more than a dozen of Gutierrez’s relatives who...

Marathon Petroleum’s profits soar in quarter

By LOU WILIN STAFF WRITER Improved profit margins in refining oil, and then selling it as fuel, quadrupled Marathon Petroleum Corp.’s earnings last quarter from a year earlier to $672 million. Earnings translated to $2.36 per share in the July-September quarter. All that...

Heminger unveils plans to speed MPLX growth

By LOU WILIN STAFF WRITER Higher charges for use of its pipelines pumped profits 35 percent higher last quarter, to $29.1 million, for MPLX LP, Marathon Petroleum’s pipeline subsidiary. Earnings in the July-September quarter amounted to 37 cents per share for the...
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