Business

Elmwood sells GS facilities

GREEN SPRINGS - Elmwood's health care and residential campus in Green Springs has been sold to a New York company that operates similar facilities.Kathy Hunt, owner and CEO of Elmwood Communities, announced the sale Monday. Effective this month, the sale includes Elmwood Healthcare Center, ...

Samsung, LG to pay fines for dumping

Samsung and LG are to be required to pay cash deposits on washers brought into the United States from production facilities in China after the U.S. Department of Commerce issued a preliminary anti-dumping ruling.The ruling, according to a release, confirms Whirlpool Corp.'s allegations about ...

Chip champ

Ballreich's recently earned two gold medals and a champion title at the nation's first Potato Chip Festival in New York.According to a release from Ballreich's, the Regular Marcelled potato chip and the Smokey Sweet Mesquite potato stick earned gold medals at the festival, which was held July ...

Beehive Cafe to close today

Today is the last day to get a Beehive Caf meal.Owner Ashlee Decker said she doesn't know what time she'll be closing."We'll be open Saturday, but if I run out of food, I run out of food," she said.Decker said she decided not to renew her lease on the restaurant space in the Laird Arcade, 116 ...

Passing of scissors

Varsity Barber Shop has welcomed a new face and owner to its staff.Tiffin resident Tayler Bustillos purchased the shop July 1 from Mike Blust, who had owned it since 1969. Blust said he will continue to work alongside Bustillos, who also replaced retired barber Joe Blust. There are no immediate ...

Entrepreneur farmers changing agriculture

Last month, this column discussed the Seneca County Farmer's Market in Downtown Tiffin and how it is a part of the farm-to-market trend that is occurring in the U.S. This month's column looks at the role of farmer as entrepreneur and how the business of agriculture has changed in recent ...

JCPenney planning to close mall store

The Tiffin Mall will lose its last anchor store this fall, when JCPenney closes its doors, multiple sources confirmed Tuesday."They plan to close by the end of October," Tiffin Mayor Aaron Montz said. "The decision is irrevocable."According to JCPenney's corporate communication and public ...

Indoor inflatables center to open Saturday

Bouncing inflatable company Jumpers Wild has completed construction on its Family Amusement Center, near the Seneca County Fairgrounds and across the street from Reineke Family Collision Centers, and is to be open Saturday.The 12,000-square-foot facility features two party rooms that can ...

Employment open house Wednesday at 5/3 bank

Fifth Third Bank is to host an employment open house 5-7 p.m. Wednesday at Tiffin Financial Center, 513 W. Market St. To register, people can send their names and email addresses with the subject line "Tiffin," though walk-ins are welcome.

Pest control

The owners of Mosquito Minus of NW Ohio are thrilled with the popularity of their natural mosquito repellent after the first few weeks of business."We started about three weeks ago and things are going really good right now," said 16-year-old Gavyn Coppus, who researched the business idea the ...

Jobless numbers down for April

Seneca County's unemployment rate fell from 5.5 percent in March to 4.7 percent in April, according to information from Ohio Department of Job and Family Services.The unemployment rate was 4.5 percent in April 2015.Estimates of the civilian labor force, the total number of people working or ...

Plant plans

Seneca Industrial and Economic Development Corp. officials announced Tuesday that Church and Dwight Co. Inc. received a $100,000 grant from the Ohio Rail Development Commission Wednesday for a planned $2.5 million expansion of its Old Fort plant.The company employs more than 215 people at the ...

Kroger plans chainwide hiring event

Tiffin Kroger, 790 W. Market St., is to participate in a nationwide hiring event today.According to a release from Kroger, the company will hold open interviews in its stores Saturday to fill about 14,000 positions.About 1,000 hourly positions are available at Ohio and West Virginia stores. ...

G&L Turbo Suds, a car wash, opens

A car wash featuring three self-serve bays and an automatic touch-free wash station opened Wednesday near US 224 and SR 100.The car wash, owned and operated by G&L Oil Co., will be open 24 hours a day and is well-lit for night-time washes, said owner Kim Walton.Walton said the car wash, ...

Flat Rock Homes, Care Center getting new CEO after retirement

The Flat Rock Homes board of directors has announced hiring Karen Kilgo as president and CEO of Flat Rock Homes, Care Center and Community Services effective June 1.A release from Flat Rock Homes states Kilgo has 23 years of executive management experience, including 17 years working in ...

Hiring of foreign workers included in presidential debate

One of the issues being debated by presidential candidates this election season is U.S. firms hiring workers from outside the country. The use of H1-B visas by companies is one of the major points of contention in this discussion.Employers apply for H1-B visas so they can temporarily hire ...

New home

Elaine Boes-Thomson (center), owner/broker of Stepping Stone Realty, stands with Realtors Greg Sarver and Judy Riley inside the business's new location at Tiffin Mall. The office is expected to open at the end of May, but the business is operating off-site and at its Upper Sandusky location, ...

Mall readies for 4 new businesses

Four businesses are set to open at Tiffin Mall, according to mall management.Sandy Fitschen, who works for mall management, said Stepping Stone Realty, Sarver Industries, Golf 101 and ASI are to open soon.Sarver Industries, which is to open at the beginning of the summer, is to offer laser ...

Chipotle plans Tiffin eatery

Plans are in place for a Chipotle Mexican Grill restaurant in Tiffin, David Zak, president and CEO of Seneca Industrial and Economic Development Corp., announced at SIEDC's annual meeting at Camden Falls Conference Center Thursday.The restaurant is to be located in a new, three-store building ...

Power of power

The 12th speaker in Heidelberg University's Patricia Adams Lecture Series reflected on people who helped her tap into her personal power and use it in positive ways Thursday evening.Bridgette Heller, former executive vice president of Merck & Co. and president of Merck Consumer Care, ...