Business

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 ...

Empire at 138 to offer upscale dining option

An upscale restaurant is to open at 136-138 S. Washington St. in Tiffin this winter.Empire at 138 is to bring a historic flair to white tablecloth dining in Tiffin."The building dates back to the mid-1800s, when it was part of the 'Empire Block.' We would like to bring some of that historic ...

Touch-up

Renovations are planned, but Carmie's isn't affected and there likely won't be any noticeable changes at Hampton Inn as a new owner takes over.The 65-room hotel on 1.82 acres at US 224 and SR 231 was sold to KRSNA Hospitality of Cambridge for $4 million Tuesday.Fountainhead Commercial Capital ...

Hampton Inn sold

Fountainhead Commercial Capital Tuesday announced the company financed the purchase of the Hampton Inn in Tiffin by KRSNA Hospitality LLC.The 65-room hotel sits on 1.82 acres near US 224 and SR 231, south of Tiffin. It is the top-rated hotel in the area, according to Trip Advisor, and the new ...

Smokey’s offers homemade sauce, home-style cooking

Centered on home-style cooking and its homemade barbecue sauce, Smokey's Family Restaurant & Tap has a menu meant to please everyone.Located in Republic, Smokey's Family Restaurant & Tap has been open for three months, following a complete renovation of its mid-1800s ...

Jobless numbers decline

Seneca County's unemployment rate dropped in July.According to information from Ohio Department of Job and Family Services, the jobless rate decreased from 4.9 percent in June to 4.7 percent in July.The jobless rate is down significantly from 6 percent in July 2014.Estimates of the civilian ...

Ballreich’s to open company store

Ballreich's soon is to debut its retail store, located in the founders' original home on Ohio Avenue.Named Granny Ballreich's after one of the company's founders, the store is to feature Ballreich's products along with a variety of other merchandise, including Ohio-made and potato-themed ...

America becoming no-vacation nation

One of the traditions of summer is time away from work or school to go on vacation. However, more people in the United States are not taking time off. A study by the travel site Skift reported 42 percent of Americans did not take all their vacation days in 2014.Those who own their own ...

Free Small Business Basics seminars set for September

The Ohio Small Business Development Center at Terra State Community College plans to offer free, two-hour seminars, "Small Business Basics," that can answer questions about starting, buying or expanding a small business.The seminars can take the confusion out of start-up efforts and help avoid ...

S. Korean firm bringing 150 jobs to Fostoria

FOSTORIA - Fostoria is to be home to Nox Corp.'s first U.S. factory.According to Seneca Industrial and Economic Development Corp., the South Korea-based vinyl tile manufacturer plans to create more than 150 jobs within three years in Seneca County.The company is to renovate the former Atlas ...

Small Business Basics seminars set for August

The Ohio Small Business Development Center at Terra State Community College is offering free, two-hour seminars, "Small Business Basics," that answer questions about starting, buying or expanding a small business.The seminars are meant to take the confusion out of start-up efforts and help ...

Food trucks are gaining in popularity nationally, locally

Entrepreneurs look for trends to start new businesses. Food trucks are a recent trend that is catching on. These mobile food providers are becoming popular all over the country, including in the Tiffin area.The street-food business, which includes mobile food trucks and carts, is a $1 billion ...