Marathon Petroleum earned $2.17 billion last year

Marathon Petroleum Corp. today reported it made $633 million in the fourth quarter of 2013 and $2.17 billion for the full year. It said it enjoyed a record performance from its Speedway subsidiary last year, and returned $578 million to shareholders in the fourth quarter and...

Tell future students of Japan’s warning

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Playing the blame game with the McDonnells

I was chastened by Eugene Robinson’s Jan. 24 op-ed column, “It took two McDonnells to tango,” scolding those of us who took the easy way out on the McDonnells’ scandal. It kills me to admit it, but I was one who blamed Maureen McDonnell for the maelstrom. This was no...

A tax credit for 2007 won’t stir economic activity today

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Lowering ourselves to a killer’s level

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Jurors set an example for Congress

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Milbank: In President Obama’s State of the Union, ambition goes missing

President Obama spoke Tuesday about “the state of our union,” but the actions he discussed were largely his own. “I will act on my own to slash bureaucracy.” “I’ll cut red tape to help states get those factories built.” “I’ll use my authority to protect more of our...

Postmaster puts the final stamp on career

By MORGAN MANNS STAFF WRITER Many would agree that finding a career you enjoy and sticking with it until retirement is rather difficult these days. For Bradner resident Terri Allen, her passion for meeting new people and helping them has made it easy for her to love her job in...

Area’s college-bound grads lacking in math, English

By BRIAN BOHNERT STAFF WRITER According to a new report from the Ohio Board of Regents, 40 percent of high school graduates in 2012 needed remedial math or English classes when pursuing higher education. The report, released in December, examined Ohio high school graduates who...

Report: Big chill brings new threat — property damage

The deep freeze gripping the area continues today creating a new potential problem — property damage. According to a report released by Dan Stahl, director of Seneca County Emergency Management, studies have shown when the daily average temperature runs 12 degrees below...