Business

AFS growing

American Fine Sinter announced Tuesday afternoon the company is to make a $20 million expansion.  According to a Seneca Industrial and Economic Corp. release, the company, 957 N. CR 11, is adding two production lines which are to require new equipment and create 25 jobs. Tiffin’s ...

Group buys firm at airport

A group of local investors announced the purchase of OCECO Inc. Thursday and plans to expand the company, with an investment of more than $2.5 million. According to a Seneca Industrial and Economic Development Corp. release, investors bought OCECO, located in Airport Industrial Park in ...

Garage sale time

The third Downtown Tiffin Garage Sale is Saturday. The sale, which includes businesses, is scheduled 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Seneca Industrial and Economic Development Corp. Downtown Main Street Manager Amy Reinhart said Suzie Wilkinson, owner of Simply Susan’s, helped organize the ...

Banquet hall ceasing operations

A banquet facility in Clinton Township is ceasing operations, at least until an occupancy permit is obtained. Clinton Township trustees filed a civil lawsuit against Thomas Gibson and Tilly’s Banquet Room, 2878 N. CR 41. The parties appeared in Seneca County Common Pleas Court Judge ...

Seneca unemployment rate jumps

Seneca County’s jobless rate increased in June over May and is higher than estimates from last year. According to information from Ohio Department of Job and Family Services, the unemployment rate was 5 percent in June, up 0.9 percent from May. It was 4.7 percent in June 2016. According ...

Ask the gurus

A business that offers parts and accessories for power sport enthusiasts is opening in Tiffin. Powersport Gurus owners Dillon Hartman and Travis Frank look forward to filling a local need, they said. Hartman, of North Baltimore, and Frank, of Old Fort, have a total of 10 years experience ...

Adding another line

Marking 20 years in Tiffin, Taiho Corp. of America unveiled a new production line Tuesday morning. The line produces vacuum pumps used in automotive braking systems to regulate pressure, according to Jeremy Fox, TCA plant manager. Fox said this is the first assembly process for the company. ...

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 ...

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, ...

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 ...

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 ...

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, ...

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 ...

’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 ...

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 ...