Heart attack strikes Shuff


A Tiffin City councilman remained hospitalized Friday after suffering a heart attack Thursday night.

Councilman Tyler Shuff, who runs Shuff Consulting and is the developer and manager for Tiffin Community Reinvestment Group, said he was taken by Life Flight to Mercy Health – St. Vincent Medical Center in Toledo after having a heart attack.

Tiffin Mayor Aaron Montz said Shuff, 33, had the heart attack while playing sand volleyball at Hedges-Boyer Park.

“I was playing volleyball with our Seneca County Young Professionals team,” Shuff said via phone Friday night. “After the first game, my arms went really numb, I started seeing stars and having chest pains.”

Shuff said initially he thought he was having a panic attack, so he got a ride home. When his condition didn’t improve, his mother and girlfriend made him go to the emergency room and he was transported to St. Vincent by air ambulance.

“I’m glad they did,” he said. “I might not be here.”

Shuff said two stents were placed to open two blocked arteries.

“He will be fine, thankfully,” Montz said.

Shuff said he received more than 100 messages and phone calls of support.

“I’m glad I didn’t brush this off and went to get the help,” he said. “All of the calls, texts and prayers have been so overwhelmingly supporting from the community. People around here genuinely care about one another.”

Shuff said he hopes to be out of the hospital as early as today or Sunday.

“I think I’m going to be OK,” he said. “I’m itching to get out of here and get back to Tiffin.”