Business

What a grind

After installing a custom-made coffee roaster earlier this year, Bailiwicks Coffee Co. is serving and selling its own coffee.Jessica Williams, owner of Bailiwicks, said the roaster was purchased from a company in Idaho and installed in May. After the installation, Williams began experimenting ...

Jolly’s moving to Laird

Jolly's Drive-In has found a new home in downtown Tiffin.According to a release from Seneca Industrial Economic Development Corp., Jolly's owner Diane Hassinger signed a lease Thursday for space in the Laird Arcade building.Hassinger said she signed a one-year lease at 66 E. Market St., where ...

14 seek business space in contest

Tiffin Community Reinvestment Group received 14 entries in a contest to win rent-free office space in the Laird Building for one year.The contest deadline was Aug. 1, and property manager Tyler Shuff said he reviewed all the applicants during the past 10 days.Shuff said more than 30 business ...

Fostoria pet resort combines paws, pictures

Mutts N Movies is a reel cool place for pets, according to owner Adam Daunhauer.The pet resort, which opened in September, offers dog- (and cat-) sitting with a twist. Its 10 rooms each have a TV, and the business also has a large theater room where its guests can watch movies, Daunhauer ...

Entrepreneurial farmers leading economic progress worldwide

In June and July, this column looked at ways entrepreneurship in agriculture influences the local economy. This month's column expands the horizon a bit and examines how entrepreneur farmers are leading the change in the global economy.Since the late 1980s, free markets have led the way in ...

Study: Good workers hard to find

Many Seneca County employers who took part in a recent survey conducted by Mayor Aaron Montz's summer intern say they are concerned about finding good employees with strong work ethics, Tiffin City Council members learned during their meeting Monday night.Mark Linsalata, a senior political ...

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, ...