COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A bipartisan group of freshman Ohio lawmakers has completed the first of planned tours around the state, beginning with rural counties.
FINDLAY, Ohio (AP) — Marathon Petroleum Corp. is merging two of its oil and gas pipeline, transportation and storage operations for $9 billion.
FINDLAY, Ohio (AP) — A golfer who got his first hole-in-one this week at a course in northern Ohio didn't wait long for his second, recording an ace just six holes later.
Red Stockings, parade anniversaries add to opening day
CINCINNATI (AP) — Cincinnati Reds fans have milestones to celebrate during their annual opening day festivities.
Major League Baseball and the Reds this season are commemorating the 150th...
USS Cincinnati crew to join Reds’ opening day parade
CINCINNATI (AP) — The captain and crew of the newest USS Cincinnati ship will help celebrate the start of the Cincinnati Reds' baseball season.
Cooper Tire: 4Q Earnings Snapshot
FINDLAY, Ohio (AP) _ Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. (CTB) on Tuesday reported a loss of $419,000 in its fourth quarter.
The Findlay, Ohio-based company said it had a loss of 1 cent per share. Earnings, adjusted for asset impairment costs, were 66 cents per share.
The results surpassed Wall Street expectations. The average estimate of four analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 56 cents per share.
MLB commissioner will be grand marshal for Cincinnati parade
CINCINNATI (AP) — Major League Baseball commissioner Rob Manfred will serve as grand marshal for Cincinnati's annual opening day parade as he helps celebrate the 150th anniversary of the professional baseball-pioneering Red Stockings.
Marathon Petroleum: 4Q Earnings Snapshot
FINDLAY, Ohio (AP) _ Marathon Petroleum Corp. (MPC) on Thursday reported fourth-quarter profit of $951 million.
On a per-share basis, the Findlay, Ohio-based company said it had profit of $1.35. Earnings, adjusted for non-recurring costs, were $2.41 per share.
The results topped Wall Street expectations. The average estimate of eight analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of $1.98 per share.
The refiner posted revenue of $32.54 billion in the period.
State’s treasurer-elect announces swearing-in ceremony
FINDLAY, Ohio (AP) — Ohio's state treasurer-elect has announced details of his swearing-in ceremony to be held later this month.
GOP state Rep. Robert Sprague, of Findlay, won the office in November by defeating Democrat Rob Richardson, a Cincinnati attorney.
Ohio Supreme Court Justice Sharon Kennedy will administer the oath of office to Sprague on Jan. 11 at the Hancock Hotel in Findlay in northwestern Ohio.
Shooting near Cincinnati playground injures 2
CINCINNATI (AP) — Cincinnati police say two people have been shot in the city's Over-the-Rhine neighborhood.
WCPO-TV says police called the Saturday night shooting near Findlay Playground a gun battle in which a woman was shot in the head. TV stations report that her injuries are not considered life-threatening.
Tied at halftime, Bowling Green beats Division II Findlay
BOWLING GREEN, Ohio (AP) — Justin Turner scored 22 points and Bowling Green, tied at halftime, outlasted Division-II Findlay 82-57 on Sunday.
Findlay led throughout the first 19 minutes of the first half before Bowling Green tied it at 35 heading into the break. Bowling Green opened the second half with a 27-7 run to take control.
Marathon Petroleum: 3Q Earnings Snapshot
FINDLAY, Ohio (AP) _ Marathon Petroleum Corp. (MPC) on Thursday reported third-quarter net income of $737 million.
On a per-share basis, the Findlay, Ohio-based company said it had profit of $1.62. Earnings, adjusted for non-recurring costs, were $1.70 per share.
The results topped Wall Street expectations. The average estimate of seven analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of $1.68 per share.
The refiner posted revenue of $23.13 billion in the period.
Cooper Tire: 3Q Earnings Snapshot
FINDLAY, Ohio (AP) _ Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. (CTB) on Monday reported third-quarter earnings of $53.7 million.
On a per-share basis, the Findlay, Ohio-based company said it had profit of $1.07.
The results exceeded Wall Street expectations. The average estimate of four analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 45 cents per share.
Corn dogs and cows: Woman visits all 88 county fairs in Ohio
FINDLAY, Ohio (AP) — Lexa Kessler is making an 88-county dent in her bucket list.
The 24-year-old Hancock County woman knocked off a major task in early September with a trip to the Geauga County Fair. Over the past four summers, she has visited all 88 county fairs in Ohio, as well as the Ohio State Fair.
"I didn't think I'd ever get it done. I thought years from now I'd be like, 'Oh, I should have finished that', so I'm glad I did," she said.
Police: Man struck, killed by train
FINDLAY, Ohio (AP) — Authorities in northwest Ohio say a man has been struck and killed by a train.
WTOL-TV reports 46-year-old Wayne Bell was found dead Sunday morning on CSX railroad tracks in Findlay. Police say a southbound train tried to stop before it struck the Findlay man, who was lying partially on the tracks.
The two CSX employees on the train at the time of the collision weren't injured.
Cooper Tire: 2Q Earnings Snapshot
FINDLAY, Ohio (AP) _ Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. (CTB) on Monday reported second-quarter earnings of $15 million.
The Findlay, Ohio-based company said it had profit of 30 cents per share.
The results topped Wall Street expectations. The average estimate of four analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 24 cents per share.
Marathon Petroleum: 2Q Earnings Snapshot
FINDLAY, Ohio (AP) _ Marathon Petroleum Corp. (MPC) on Thursday reported second-quarter profit of $1.06 billion.
On a per-share basis, the Findlay, Ohio-based company said it had net income of $2.27.
The results surpassed Wall Street expectations. The average estimate of eight analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of $1.98 per share.
The refiner posted revenue of $22.45 billion in the period.
FINDLAY, Ohio (AP) — A body found inside a car submerged in a pond at a community college in northwestern Ohio is believed to be a woman missing since last month.
The car was found Monday on the campus of Owens Community College in Findlay. The identity of the woman inside has not been confirmed, but police believe the car belonged to 70-year-old Charlene Robinson of Clyde. She has not been seen since April 3.
SAN ANTONIO (AP) — With drivers beginning to take note of rising prices at the pump, Marathon Petroleum is buying the refiner and pipeline owner Andeavor for more than $23 billion, creating a refiner with an extensive reach across the U.S.
Records scarce on sexual misconduct at Ohio Statehouse
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — By now, citizens are familiar with the drill: Politician resigns to "spend more time with family," a cryptic apology or plea for privacy ensues, and, only days or weeks later do journalists unearth the documents, images or private posts that tell the full story.
FINDLAY, Ohio (AP) — A gunner whose plane crashed in the Pacific Ocean during World War II was honored at a funeral 73 years later on Saturday, after his remains were finally identified and returned to his sister in Ohio.
Navy Reserve Aviation Ordinanceman 2nd Class Ora Sharninghouse Jr. was buried with full military honors after a small funeral in Findlay, where his 84-year-old sister, Joan Stough, lives.
Cincinnati celebrates a second 2018 ‘Opening Day’
CINCINNATI (AP) — With three games played already in Cincinnati, the city will celebrate a second "Opening Day."
Gov. Kasich, heed Ohio Parole Board and don’t execute William Montgomery: Jack Sullivan Jr. (Opinion)
Gov. Kasich, heed Ohio Parole Board and don't execute William Montgomery: Jack Sullivan Jr. (Opinion)
WILDCATS CLOSE FLORIDA SPRING TRIP WITH EXTRA INNING WIN OVER FINDLAY (OHIO)
Wayne State College closed its annual spring break softball trip to Florida Thursday afternoon with an 8-6 victory in eight innings over Findlay (Ohio) at the National Training Center Spring Games in Clermont, Florida. The Wildcats ended the trip at 4-4 and is now 5-8 on the season while the Oilers slip to 4-10.
CINCINNATI (AP) — Two former Cincinnati Reds pitchers-turned-broadcasters will lead this year's Opening Day parade — which won't actually be on Opening Day.
Ten northeast Indiana students have been named to the fall Dean's List at the University of Findlay, the university has announced.
To qualify, a student must attain a grade-point average of at least 3.5 on a 4.0 scale, the Findlay, Ohio, university said in a statement.
Man gets prison time for killing ex-fiancee’s young son
FINDLAY, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio man convicted of killing his fiancee's 2-year-old son has been sentenced to life in prison with the possibility of parole after serving at least 17 years.
Twenty-nine-year-old Brent Houdeshell was sentenced last week after his earlier conviction on charges of murder, child endangerment and evidence-tampering in Hancock County, south of Toledo.
The Arlington man maintains his innocence and plans to appeal.
Work on river to begin for flood control in northern Ohio
FINDLAY, Ohio (AP) — One of the steps aimed at reducing repeated flooding in northwestern Ohio will begin later this year.
Crews will begin removing trees along the Blanchard River in February and then are expected to start removing soil this summer to widen the river.
The Courier in Findlay reports that project managers say that work on widening the river could be done by August 2019.
Ohio man found guilty of killing ex-fiancee’s young son
FINDLAY, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio jury has found a man guilty of killing his fiancee's 2-year-old son in 2016.
The Blade reports jurors deliberated less than a day before finding 29-year-old Brent Houdeshell, of Arlington, guilty Wednesday of murder, endangering children and tampering with evidence charges in Hancock County.
Proposed Ohio law would prevent forced nurse overtime
DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — A shortage of nurses in Ohio has prompted a state lawmaker to propose a law that would ban hospitals from requiring nurses to work overtime.
State Rep. Robert Sprague, a Findlay Republican, said he's concerned that exhausted nurses working long hours can lead to preventable medical errors
2 die in northwest Ohio home fire
HOUCKTOWN, Ohio (AP) — Authorities say two people died in a mobile home fire in northwest Ohio.
The (Findlay) Courier newspaper reports that fire departments and police responded at around 2 a.m. EST Sunday to a fire report. Two bodies were found inside after the fire was put out.
Bainbridge Paint Valley 79, Mowrystown Whiteoak 19
Bascom Hopewell-Loudon 50, Bloomdale Elmwood 33
Bellefontaine 40, DeGraff Riverside 39
Bluffton 71, McGuffey Upper Scioto Valley 49
Chillicothe Unioto 47, Greenfield McClain 19
Circleville Logan Elm 62, Chillicothe Zane Trace 24
Judge says man shouldn’t be exhumed twice, buried thrice
FINDLAY, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio judge says a man's remains should stay where they were reburied rather than being exhumed and returned to a family plot.
The Courier in Findlay reports the unusual case in Hancock County stemmed from a disagreement between relatives of the deceased man, William Eisaman Jr.
Memo details sexual harassment by ex-Ohio state senator
CLEVELAND (AP) — A memo detailing a female state employee's sexual harassment complaint against an Ohio state senator who abruptly resigned says he repeatedly asked her to have sex with him.
The memo concerning complaints against former State Sen. Cliff Hite was written by the director of the Ohio Legislative Service Commission, the agency where the woman is an attorney. The memo was released Friday after public records requests by news organizations that include The Associated Press.
Cincinnati parade won’t set up Reds’ first game in 2018
CINCINNATI (AP) — Cincinnati's opening day parade won't be on the Reds' opening day next year.
Organizers of the 99th annual Findlay Market Opening Day Parade announced Wednesday they'll wait until Monday, April 2, to hold the event that winds through Cincinnati's downtown.
Sexual harassment training required for Ohio state senators
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio Senate president says all state senators will be required to receive sexual harassment training after one of their members resigned this week after allegations of inappropriate behavior.
Ohio senator who resigned is sorry for inappropriate conduct
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A state senator who resigned abruptly this week apologized Wednesday for inappropriate conversations and physical contact with a state worker.
Republican Cliff Hite, of Findlay, issued a statement on Twitter after his resignation Monday prompted a barrage of questions.
State senator from northwest Ohio resigns abruptly
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A veteran state lawmaker has abruptly resigned his Senate seat in northwest Ohio with scant explanation.
Republican Sen. Cliff Hite, of Findlay, had served in the state Senate since 2011 after winning three terms to the Ohio House.
GOP Senate President Larry Obhof (AWB'-hawf) said he accepted Hite's resignation late Monday. It was effective immediately.
Editorials from around Ohio
Excerpts of recent editorials of statewide and national interest from Ohio newspapers:
The (Findlay) Courier
Does a place like Findlay, where 91 percent of the residents are white, need to have a public conversation about different races, cultures and lifestyles?
Ohio city cleaning up after damaging floods
FINDLAY, Ohio (AP) — Residents in a northern Ohio city are cleaning up basements and belongings after dealing with another damaging flood.
The Courier (http://bit.ly/2tXBk1b ) reports the Blanchard River at Findlay crested at 16.5 feet (5.meters) Friday and has been receding since then. The river was at 11.4 feet (3.5 meters) early Sunday, just slightly above minor flood stage level.
It was the fifth-highest crest on record for the river at Findlay.
Flooding from river in Ohio to recede over weekend
FINDLAY, Ohio (AP) — Flooding from a rain-swollen river that closed dozens of roads and swamped yards and basements in northwestern Ohio is expected to recede over the weekend.
The Blanchard River crested around 16.5 feet about midday Friday in Findlay. National Weather Service forecasters said the river levels would recede overnight in the city roughly 50 miles (80 kilometers) south of Toledo and drop below flood stage by Sunday night. Flood stage in Findlay is 11 feet.
Northwest Ohio bracing for near-record flooding
FINDLAY, Ohio (AP) — Flooding has closed dozens of roads in northwestern Ohio as residents in Findlay are piling up sandbags ahead of what could be near-record flooding.
The National Weather Service predicts the flood levels in Findlay to be among the highest in the city's history by Friday morning.
Many city streets already are closed because of high water and the city's main downtown route was closed Thursday afternoon by rising waters on the Blanchard River.
Court approves Marsh deals to sell 26 grocery stores
FISHERS, Ind. (AP) — A Marsh Supermarkets spokesman says a court is allowing the sale of 26 of its remaining stores to two Ohio-based grocery chains.
Spokesman Tom Mulligan says a Delaware bankruptcy court on Wednesday conditionally approved the sale of 11 stores to Kroger Co. subsidiary Topvalco Inc. for $16 million and 15 stores to Findlay, Ohio-based Fresh Encounter parent Generative Growth LLC for about $8 million.
FISHERS, Ind. (AP) — A bankruptcy court document says two Ohio-based grocery chains have agreed to buy 26 of Marsh Supermarkets' 44 remaining stores for a total of $24 million.
The court filing posted Tuesday says Fishers-based Marsh is seeking court approval to sell 11 stores to Kroger Co. subsidiary Topvalco Inc. for $16 million and 15 stores to Findlay, Ohio-based Fresh Encounter parent Generative Growth LLC for about $8 million.
FINDLAY, Ohio (AP) — Residents near a flood-prone river in northwest Ohio have been piling sandbags as forecasters warn there's a risk of moderate flooding from rainstorms moving through the region.
Steelers’ Roethlisberger makes up with hometown in Ohio
FINDLAY, Ohio (AP) — Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger says he's sorry he let a few negative words cause a rift between him and his hometown in Ohio.
Roethlisberger was back in Findlay over the weekend as he and his sister were inducted into Hancock County's sports hall of fame.
He says he was hurt several years ago by criticism from some people in the northern Ohio town that came after he was accused of sexual assault.