Business

Reineke purchases Findlay dealership

The Reineke Family Dealerships announced the purchase of a franchise in Findlay Tuesday. According to a release, the company purchased Gene Stevens Honda, 1033 Bright Road, Findlay.  “We’re very excited to add the Honda franchise to our vehicle lineup in Northwest Ohio,” said company ...

Managing volunteers can present unique challenges

In addition to running their own businesses, some entrepreneurs also are involved in non- profit organizations. Many sit on the decision-making boards of these organizations or volunteer to chair projects that help the community. These volunteer gigs often give entrepreneurs and others ...

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Spencer Williams is the owner of TechSpace, a new business in Suite C at the Laird Arcade.

Business targets all kinds of tech

A new computer repair service store has opened in downtown Tiffin. TechSpace, 116 S. Washington St., Suite C, opened a little more than a month ago and offers all kinds of tech assistance, said owner Spencer Williams. “We can take anything apart in a laptop. We do motherboard replacement, ...

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The Rover Pipeline is cutting through Seneca County’s Bloom, Eden, Hopewell, Loudon and Seneca townships. The view is via a plane piloted by Tiffin Aire April 11.

Crossroads of energy infrastructure

In western Ohio, the dominant energy technology is from utility-scale wind and solar power. In eastern Ohio, the main technology is extracting natural gas by fracking shale. In Seneca County, they come together in a unique way, said Dale Arnold, director of energy, utility and local ...

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Land has been cleared at 1692 W. Market St. to make way for the Tiffin Pointe housing development, as seen from a plane piloted by Tiffin Aire.

Housing project under way

A housing project that is to provide two-, three- and four-bedroom apartments broke ground Friday morning. Tiffin Pointe Apartment Homes, located at 639 W. Market St., is a $9.4 million, 52-unit project developed by NRP Group of Cleveland. According to Seneca Industrial and Economic ...

Bourbon bar planned for downtown

A bourbon bar is to open in downtown Tiffin later this year. According to a release from Seneca Industrial and Economic Development Corp., Dave Spridgeon, a partner in the Findlay-based Bourbon Affair, announced Thursday he plans to open Renaissance Refined Spirits. The bar, to be located at ...

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Linda Reis, vice president, secretary and treasurer of Ballreich Potato Chips and Snacks, thanks the committee for being recognized as the recipient of the Established Entrepreneurs Award along with her daughter Haley Thomas, director of sales and marketing, Tuesday morning.

Heidelberg honors four female entrepreneurs Tuesday

Four local female entrepreneurs were recognized Tuesday morning during Heidelberg University’s School of Business Celebrating Women Entrepreneurs awards ceremony. Women recognized included Lori Mastro, executive vice president of operations and regional manager of the Mastro Group Units, ...

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Seneca Industrial and Economic Development Corp. President and CEO David Zak speaks during the SIEDC annual dinner and meeting  at Camden Falls Reception and Conference Center Thursday night.

College savings plan unveiled

Several area business leaders were recognized during the Seneca Industrial and Economic Development Corp. annual dinner and meeting Thursday night. “People ask me all the time, why I get involved,” Webster President and CEO Andy Felter, who also serves as SIEDC chairman, said. ...

Tiffin ALDI plans fall expansion

ALDI plans to renovate its Tiffin location this year, expanding the building to 13,000 square feet. ALDI Hinckley Division Vice President Corey Stucker confirmed the expansion Wednesday. “We are planning to remodel and expand our Tiffin store in fall 2017,” he said. “The remodeled ...

Theft tops long list of police calls to Walmart last year

Besides being a hotspot for retail activity, Tiffin’s Walmart is an area of focus for Tiffin Police Department, with 231 calls occurring during 2016. Forty-eight percent, or 111 of the calls were theft-related, a Tiffin Police Department report states. From January to March 2017, there have ...

Manufacturing still an option for entrepreneurs

Most discussions of new businesses and jobs include some mention of manufacturing. The history of business in the Tiffin area is well known in terms of the manufacturing jobs that have left the area over the years. During the campaign, President Donald Trump made promises to keep ...

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Lisa Nelson talks to local business leaders and students at the Heidelberg University School of Business’ State of the Economy series Tuesday.

’Berg speaker highlights workforce challenges

Workforce development was the focus of Heidelberg University School of Business’ State of the Economy biannual series. Lisa Nelson, community development advisor for the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland, was the keynote speaker Tuesday. Nelson coordinates the strategic development ...

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Camden Mooney, 10, gets a haircut from Nathan Smith, owner of N8’s Barber Shop.

Chops to cuts: New barber shop opens in Tiffin

  A new barber shop recently opened in Tiffin. N8’s Barber Shop, 235 N. Washington St., opened Jan. 10, and offers classic barber services, said owner Nathan Smith. “I do haircuts, hot-towel shaves, beards and line-ups,” Smith said. “Any classic barber ...

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The back wall of Benchwarmers Restaurant and Delivery, 105 Allen St., features wooden bleachers with the restaurant’s slogan, “Ride the Pine,” on the wall above.

Take a seat at Benchwarmers

A new dining option is to open Monday. Benchwarmers Restaurant and Delivery, located at 105 Allen St., will be open 11 a.m.-12:30 a.m. Sunday-Thursday and 11 a.m.-1:30 a.m. Friday and Saturday with dine-in closing at 10 p.m. most nights, unless an important sporting event is ...

Liquor store set to open in Kroger

A liquor agency at Tiffin Kroger is set to open Wednesday. Jennifer Jarrell, Kroger Columbus Division representative, said construction recently was completed on the 900-square-foot addition inside Kroger, 790 W. Market St. The addition will offer spirituous liquors, which are greater ...

DeWine sues 2 local firms

FREMONT — Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine is suing Clyde-based Buckeye Impact Group and Tiffin-based Premier Design Group. According to a release from DeWine’s office, the two telemarketing groups are accused of running a work-from-home scheme, misleading consumers and failing to ...

Old Fort Bank moves HQ into downtown Tiffin

The Old Fort Banking Co. has moved into its corporate headquarters to 33 E. Market St., Tiffin. The move consolidates and relocates the bank’s accounting department, executive offices, human resource functions, marketing department and retail administration offices to a newly renovated ...

Utility costs irk tenants at Tiffin Mall

Several tenants at Tiffin Mall received letters from mall owner Suder-Pierson Properties Friday morning stating their utility payments would be raised hundreds of dollars, and the tenants are  voicing outrage. At least five tenants were told they would have to pay an additional $300-$350 ...

Owens Corning plans major plant expansion

Owens Corning announced a 15,000-square-foot expansion to its Tiffin facility Monday. Katie Lang, communications coordinator for Seneca Industrial and Economic Development Corp., said the industrial facility, currently 60 square feet, at 145 Heritage Drive in Northstar Industrial Park  ...

Archbold Equipment buying Gibbs Equipment

BELLEVUE — Archbold Equipment has entered into an agreement to acquire Gibbs Equipment of Bellevue, according to a news release. The purchase is to increase the number of Archbold Equipment locations to seven in the tristate area. The deal is to close in January, though a name change ...