Business

Office specializes in holistic health

With patients ranging in ages from three to 92, Holistic Health Advisor is helping a variety of people naturally reclaim their health.Owner Linda Troiano said the business opened in November and offers nutrition response testing, a whole-body assessment that determines underlying causes of ill ...

Boutique locates in downtown salon

Ye Crimpers Shoppe now is home to a women's clothing and accessories boutique, Ma chere Claire Boutique. Open since February, the boutique is located in the back of the salon and sells clothing, shoes and accessories unique to the area, said owner Heather Hunker."We carry very unique styles and ...

Business bargain

Aspiring business owners could win office space in the Laird Building rent-free for one year, as well as business services valued at $12,000, by entering a contest sponsored by Tiffin Community Reinvestment Group."We have one space left and it'll help somebody," said property manager Tyler ...

A clean slate

A new real estate agency is open in Tiffin.Slate Real Estate, at 1660 W. Market St., opened in January and is operated by Britny Rodriguez Focht, her mother-in-law Marcia Focht and broker Sara Wingart.Rodriguez Focht said she and Focht started in real estate together and the opportunity ...

Craft beer boom spurs demand for close-to-home malt

GERMANTOWN, N.Y. - Dennis Nesel converts barley to malt the way it was done hundreds of years ago, spreading the water-soaked grain on his malt house floor and turning it with a shovel as it germinates to release the sugar needed for fermentation."This is old-school heritage malting," says ...

Fight brewing over beer cooler bill in Missouri Legislature

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) - A fight is brewing in the Missouri Legislature over an unlikely topic - beer coolers.The measure, passed 18-14 Thursday in a tight vote in the state Senate, would allow breweries to lease coolers to grocers and other stores that sell beer.Sponsor Sen. Eric Schmitt, ...

Jump in jobless number normal for January

Seneca County's unemployment rate rose from 4.9 percent in December to 6.1 percent in January, according to information from Ohio Department of Job and Family Services.The unemployment rate was 6.5 percent in January 2015.An increase in the January unemployment rate is common, Angela Terez of ...

Second in class

A Tiffin man recently won a second-place award at Detroit Autorama.Glenn Perkins, who owns Perkins Racing & Auto Repair, said he was awarded second place in the Super Street class for a custom 1982 Mustang GT.It was the first time Perkins had competed in the custom car show, which took ...

Will tipping your servers become a thing of the past?

Recently, some restaurants and other service businesses have started to ask customers not to tip their staff members. The Food Channel predicted a no-tipping future on its list of 2016 Top Ten Trends.Michael Pinkston, owner of Empire at 138 restaurant in Tiffin, likes this trend."I would be ...

Attica shop offers full grooming

From nose to tail, dog groomer Deb Frankart offers it all.Frankart, a groomer for 13 years, recently opened a grooming shop, Deb's Dog Grooming in Attica.Located at 411 E. Tiffin St., the shop offers grooming services for all sized dogs, Frankart said."I do the whole nine yards," she said. ...

New plant operational in Fostoria

FOSTORIA - Production began Tuesday at a new vinyl flooring plant in Fostoria's former Atlas Crankshaft building.NOX US, the Asian company's first American plant, Monday received a 1.2 percent, six-year job creation tax credit approved by Ohio Tax Credit Authority. The tax credit is based on ...

Mall lines up 2 new tenants

Tiffin Mall soon will be welcoming two new businesses, and mall management is seeking to fill additional storefronts.Sandy Fitschen, who works for mall management, said a tattoo shop and a business that offers computer repair, internet service and travel services will be opening. Leases have ...

Employees now control Old Fort Banking Co.

Controlling interest in The Old Fort Banking Co. now is owned by the bank's employees.The employee stock ownership plan, or ESOP, transaction was approved Dec. 22 by the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland and announced Friday."We're very excited about it. It's a great opportunity for the ...

AFS unveils 2nd plant

A 100,000-square-foot expansion completed this month at American Fine Sinter was debuted to community leaders Monday at an opening ceremony.The expansion, built by Clouse Construction, is to house a second automotive parts plant and will begin production next year.Ryan McBride, general manager ...

$4.7M awarded in Standard case

Hundreds of former American Standard employees are to be awarded back pay and damages totaling more than $4.7 million.According to National Labor Relations Board documents, seven charges filed on behalf of Glass, Molders, Pottery, Plastics & Allied Workers International Union and GMP ...

Hire a veteran — or, go to work for one

Veterans Day celebrates the sacrifices of those who have served in the military, but these veterans need meaningful work when transitioning to society. Entrepreneurship can provide opportunities for veterans to own or work for businesses.Veterans have specific issues finding work when they ...

Agent’s small-town business earns place in hall of fame

Insurance and financial services agent Chris Schiefer said his induction into the Nationwide Insurance Hall of Fame is even more of an honor because it's an accomplishment for a small town."It really is an honor in the fact the majority of hall of fame recipients are from the metroplexes of the ...

West end location working for Charlie’s Small Engine

Charlie's Small Engine Sales & Repair has moved to West Market Street, and its new location is much larger than its last.Owner Charlie Zoeller said the business, which sells and repairs lawn and garden equipment, moved in July to 2525 W. Market St. Suite B after outgrowing its previous ...

300-400 jobs in possible deal

Tiffin Mayor Aaron Montz said the city is working on a project that could result in 300-400 new jobs Thursday.During remarks at the Seneca County Republican 2015 Hog Roast, he compared the project to the estimated $10 million joint justice center project with Seneca County."We've got another ...