Review Category : Local News

Marathon Reports Lower Income In First Quarter Of 2014

5/1/14 – 7:35 A.M.

Marathon Petroleum’s first quarter earnings were down compared to the same time frame last year. In the company’s SEC filing, Marathon announced earnings of $199 million. That’s down from $725 million the first quarter of 2013. President and CEO Gary Heminger says the earnings included pretax pension settlement expenses of $64 million. Heminger added the rough winter created extra challenges.

The first three months of the year were busy for Marathon. The company completed refining turnarounds totaling nearly $470 million. Marathon also bought a biodiesel facility in April.

The company’s Speedway subsidiary also saw income drop from the first quarter of 2013. The convenience store chain posted income of $58 million, compared to $67 million last year. The rough winter hurt income. The company also saw higher operation costs from opening more stores.

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Tiffin Business Owner Sentenced For Selling Synthetic Drugs

5/1/14 – 5:25 A.M.

A Tiffin business owner will spend three years in prison for selling synthetic drugs. The Norwalk Reflector reports 37-year-old Shawn Stagnolia pleaded guilty to several charges, including aggravated possession of drugs and permitting drug abuse. Authorities raided Zig Stag on Market Street in Tiffin last year. They found evidence of the sale of synthetic drugs.

They also found Stagnolia was selling tobacco products without charging a tax.

Attorney General Mike DeWine has also filed a civil lawsuit in the case. It charges Stagnolia under a a public nuisance law. If convicted, it will keep Stagnolia from opening similar businesses anywhere in Ohio.

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National Day Of Prayer Events Set For Today

5/1/14 – 5:16 A.M.

May has arrived. With the month beginning on a Thursday, that means it’s also time for the National Day of Prayer. The annual event is always the first Thursday in May, and has been observed since 1952. A designation from Congress calls for people of all faiths to turn to God in prayer and meditation on this day.

Local churches and groups are marking the occasion as well. The event’s official website says the Findlay observation will take place at the Church of the Living God on N. Main Street tonight at 7 p.m. The site says the service will include special music and a key note speaker.

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Former Fostoria Man Sentenced For Burglaries

5/1/14 – 5:05 A.M.

A Former Fostoria man will spend five years in prison for a series of burglaries in Sandusky County. The Review-Times reports 38-year-old Shane Heberling pleaded guilty to the charges. Investigators say Heberling targeted homes to steal from in the Clyde area last October. He later sold the items taken at pawn shops.

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Putnam County Man Sentenced For Sex Crimes

5/1/14 – 4:53 A.M.

A Putnam County man was sentenced Wednesday for inappropriately touching two boys. The Putnam County Sentinel reports 50-year-old Charles Recker will spend 45 days in jail and register as a Tier 1 Sex Offender. Recker had pleaded no contest to charges of sexual imposition.

But the crimes Recker was found guilty of apparently only scratch the surface of his history of sex crimes. During the court proceedings, Assistant Prosecutor Todd Schroeder said Recker has admitted he raped a family member many times. The incidents were never reported and charges were never filed.

Schroeder added that Recker admitted in letters that while he was a janitor at Continental Schools he tried to get female students to engage in sexual activity with him. Recker resigned as a custodian at the school 25 years ago. No charges were ever filed.

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More Details Released On Recent Prostitution Sting

5/1/14 – 4:43 A.M.

Law enforcement has released more details on a solicitation sting conducted a week ago. The Wood County Sheriff’s Office says they conducted the operation with help from the Hancock County Sheriff’s Office and the Perrysburg Township Police Department. Officers targeted prostitution at I-75 truck stops on State Route 613 near Van Buren and State Route 18 in North Baltimore.

Police arrested five men on solicitation charges. None of them were from the area.

Law enforcement in northwest Ohio has been cracking down on prostitutes and their customers the last few years. The goal is to stop human trafficking in our area.

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Economic Development Board Formed In McComb

A group of business leaders is working to spur economic development in McComb. Joe Wasson, the former owner of Bennett’s Furniture, says the village’s economic development board formed a couple of months ago. Wasson says the non-profit organization is moving forward strategically…

Audio: Joe Wasson

Wasson says the committee isn’t just made up of McComb residents. Tony Iriti and Tim Mayle of the Findlay-Hancock County Alliance economic development group helped put the board together. The Community Foundation also gave a grant to the organization to get them started.

Wasson says McComb has a lot to offer businesses…

Audio: Joe Wasson

Wasson adds the proximity to the CSX rail yard in North Baltimore doesn’t hurt either.

Wasson tells us one idea the group has had is to pursue area businesses to set up smaller satellite shops in downtown.

The group is also working on a business expo to show off what McComb has to offer in early July.

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Lima Man Killed In Warehouse Accident

4/30/14 – 8:13 A.M.

A Lima man was killed in a Cincinnati warehouse accident early this morning. 700 WLW reports 65-year-old Donald Stevenson was found pinned between a wall and a metal ramp at a Nash Finch facility in the city. Stevenson was a truck driver for the company.

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration is looking into the incident.

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Three Men Charged In Fostoria Park Assault

4/30/14 – 7:11 A.M.

Three Wood County men are facing charges for allegedly assaulting a man at a Fostoria park over the weekend. Prosecutors have charged 21-year-old Michael Enright, 20-year-old James Frederick, and 20-year-old Joshua McCoy with assault. The Risingsun men are accused of jumping another man at a park on Vine Street Sunday.

All three will have will have preliminary hearings May 6.

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Fostoria Mom Sentenced For Abandoning Children

4/30/14 – 6:41 A.M.

A Fostoria mother who left her children home alone for almost five days will not go to jail. The Review-Times reports 39-year-old Jacqueline Gibson was sentenced on a count of child endangerment. Judge Mark Repp gave Gibson a 180 day suspended sentence, and also ordered her to undergo counseling.

Gibson left her two 11-year-old children home alone for between four and five days just before Christmas. Police discovered Gibson had left because she was mad at the kids. The children were placed in the custody of their grandparents.

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