Business

Try a new brew

Laird Arcade Brewery employees Sarah Brill (left) and Melanie Sutter work during the brewery’s first day open to the public Wednesday evening. The LAB, 114 S. Washington St., Suite D, is the first brewery to open in Tiffin in nearly 100 years. The business is open 4-10 p.m. Wednesdays, 4-11 ...

AFS lands energy award

American Fine Sinter, of Tiffin, was recognized at American Electric Power Ohio’s Energy Efficiency Awards April 25. The ceremony was to recognize AEP Ohio’s business customers and partners that have demonstrated a strong commitment to energy efficiency, according to a release. Eighteen ...

Panda Express eatery coming to mall area

The Tiffin Zoning Board of Appeals approved a variance Tuesday afternoon that could clear the way for a Panda Express to open on property at Tiffin Mall. According to a Seneca Industrial and Economic Development Corp. release, the business is a fast-casual dining chain that serves ...

Legal marijuana industry begins to grow in Ohio

Budding Ohio marijuana industry creating issues for businesses In September, Ohioans will be allowed to buy, sell and inhale marijuana for medical purposes. Marijuana patients who have been registered through a physician’s recommendation will be able to purchase marijuana from dispensaries ...

Dream come true

A Tiffin man is chasing his dream of owning a coffee shop. Beacon Hill Coffee Co., Brandon Haman’s traveling coffee cart, opened Tuesday in the parking lot of JEM Network Consulting, 2226 W. Market St. Haman said he worked in a coffee shop in Lima while attending college. “(I) always ...

Japanese eatery based in Michigan to open at mall

Kiku Fusion Sushi and Steak House plans to open in Tiffin Mall this summer, it was announced Friday. A release from Seneca Industrial and Economic Development Corp. states the company, based in Monroe, Michigan, is to expand in Tiffin, with a restaurant focusing on sushi and hibachi Japanese ...

$14.5M senior facility heralded

A senior living center announced its intention to build a $14.5 million facility across from Mercy Health - Tiffin Hospital Thursday afternoon. According to a release from Trilogy Health Services, the company plans to open a 92-bed facility on a 7.7-acre parcel at the corner of US 224 and ...

Bodyworks prepares to close

The owners of a local wellness center are preparing to close the facility next month. Larry and Diane Wadsworth, owners of Bodyworks Fitness & Tanning, learned Wednesday the landlord is selling the building in which Bodyworks is housed. There is a written purchase agreement and Bodyworks ...

’Berg program honors 4 women

Four women were recognized for their achievements as entrepreneurs Thursday morning during Heidelberg University’s Women’s Entrepreneurship Awards. “Women entrepreneurs hold a special place in our hearts and are the bright spot of the local economy and in the community,” said Susan ...

Speaker touts education as key to success

Education is the key to achieving the American dream, according to the keynote speaker at the Heidelberg University Patricia Adams Lecture Series. Monica Lozano, president and CEO of the College Futures Foundation, was the featured speaker Thursday night for the eighth year of the series. ...

Bitcoin attracting entrepreneurial investors globally

A new currency has arrived on the market and is attracting attention from investors and entrepreneurs. Bitcoin is a cryptocurrency and worldwide payment system. It is the first decentralized digital currency. Other currencies are regulated by governments’ central banks. Bitcoins are traded ...

SBA offering first Emerging Leaders class in Tiffin

Registration is open for SBA’s Emerging Leaders executive-level training program to begin April 25 at Heidelberg University. This is the first time the U.S. Small Business Administration executive program will be offered in a rural area. The program is offered in more than 50 cities ...

Wilson’s office sold to Oak Lane Dental

The dental practice of James C. Wilson has been sold to Oak Lane Dental. Oak Lane Dental annouced Monday its first clinic affiliation is with Wilson. “I’ve been practicing dentistry in Tiffin for nearly 37 years and have always been committed to providing my patients with the best, most ...

Lighting it up

Two linemen from North Central Electric Cooperative returned from Guatemala Thursday after assisting with Ohio’s Electric Cooperatives’ Project Ohio. Linemen Michael Stahl, of New Washington, and Paul Weaver, of Attica, and Assistant Communications and Marketing Director Brian Barr were ...

Full house

For the first time in as long as one of the building’s co-owners can remember, the Laird Arcade Building is at full occupancy. Tyler Shuff, building co-owner, head of Shuff Consulting and a Tiffin City councilman, said the building that he manages is at 100-percent occupancy after the ...

SIEDC offers update

Seneca Industrial and Economic Development Corp. President and CEO David Zak answered a year-old question at Thursday night’s SIEDC annual meeting and dinner. Zak, who was dealing with the recent loss of his father at the time, asked attendees at last year’s meeting what they wanted to do ...

Reineke Dealerships buys 2 Tiffin businesses

A local auto dealership announced the purchase of two local companies Tuesday. According to a Reineke Family Dealerships release, Reineke RV has acquired Fort Ball RV & Auto Sales and Eclipse Auto Care in Tiffin. “We’re looking forward to serving customers in and around the Tiffin ...

Chandelier to lighten local event planning

A wedding and event venue announced plans Friday to open in downtown Tiffin this year. According to a Seneca Industrial and Economic Development Corp. release, The Chandelier, a full-service wedding and event venue, is to open at 151 S. Washington St. Holly Hoffman and Tom Fretz are ...

2 Mercy hospitals awarded five stars

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services released the fourth quarter hospital compare data ranking Mercy Health – Tiffin Hospital and Mercy Health – Willard Hospital with five stars. Only 9 percent of U.S. Hospitals receive this rating. Five stars are awarded to facilities based ...

Effects of new tax law pass through to small businesses

Much has been said and written about the new federal income tax bill that recently passed Congress and was signed by President Donald Trump. Some of the more controversial aspects of the bill were related to how taxes would change for businesses, especially smaller businesses. Many of these ...