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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 ...

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Stacie and Jason Roby have opened Small Victories Financial Coaching in the Laird Building in downtown Tiffin.

Pair ready to teach path to financial peace

Jason and Stacie Roby weren’t always financially successful. The couple had trouble managing  money and were overwhelmed about finances. “My husband and I were like most other Americans, we were kind of spending our money and not knowing where it was going,” Stacie ...

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Greg Swartz, Scott Swartz, Karen Swartz and Steve Swartz stand inside S&S Variety Beverage. The business is set to close Sunday.

Saying so long

This will be the last week of business for S&S Variety Beverage, a family-owned company that opened in Tiffin in 1938. Third-generation brothers and owners Steve, Greg and Scott Swartz will be retiring, Scott said. “We will be operating until Sunday and that’s it,” Scott ...

Nov. 12 target for opening of Chipotle

Tiffin Mayor Aaron Montz announced Tuesday that Chipotle is expected to open its Tiffin location next month. Seneca Industrial and Economic Development Corp. Development Coordinator Bryce Riggs said Nov. 12 is the target opening date, but it was not guaranteed. “Things can ...

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The pond at Walnut Grove Campground is seen from the facility’s house.

New owners plan campground changes

  The new owners of Walnut Grove Campground got started this fall and look forward to their first full season as partners starting next spring. In the meantime, they’ve been sprucing up and making plans for winter maintenance and upgrades. Steve Guilkey is back ...

Speaker forecasts slow, modest economic growth

Representing the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland, Ruben Hernandez-Murillo was the featured speaker Tuesday for the State of the Economy Series, hosted by Heidelberg's School of Business.About 100 people heard Murillo's remarks about "Regional Labor Market Conditions."He presented a flurry of ...

Apparel biz wins Laird contest

Seven business groups gave presentations to win space at the Laird Building in Downtown Tiffin Wednesday night, giving owners of one local business a chance to live their dream.Tiffin Community Reinvestment Group designed a business contest with one year of free rent to the competitors with the ...

Marking 100 years

REPUBLIC - Republic Elevator is celebrating its 100th birthday as an independent farmer cooperative noon-3 p.m. Saturday with a customer appreciation lunchtime open house."People can just stop in," said Manager Randy Frankart, who's been with the farmer-owned co-op for 42 years.He said the ...

Millennials view work, business different ways

Entrepreneurs and other managers have observed they need to rethink the way they work with millennials. This group is perceived by many to be different in terms of how it sees work and business.Millennials are going to be roughly half of the U.S. workforce by 2020. It is the most highly ...

What a grind

After installing a custom-made coffee roaster earlier this year, Bailiwicks Coffee Co. is serving and selling its own coffee.Jessica Williams, owner of Bailiwicks, said the roaster was purchased from a company in Idaho and installed in May. After the installation, Williams began experimenting ...

Jolly’s moving to Laird

Jolly's Drive-In has found a new home in downtown Tiffin.According to a release from Seneca Industrial Economic Development Corp., Jolly's owner Diane Hassinger signed a lease Thursday for space in the Laird Arcade building.Hassinger said she signed a one-year lease at 66 E. Market St., where ...

14 seek business space in contest

Tiffin Community Reinvestment Group received 14 entries in a contest to win rent-free office space in the Laird Building for one year.The contest deadline was Aug. 1, and property manager Tyler Shuff said he reviewed all the applicants during the past 10 days.Shuff said more than 30 business ...