Reineke recites progress made in city, county

Three local political leaders addressed the community Tuesday morning on the state of the city of Tiffin, Seneca County and the 88th Ohio House District at The Chandelier Tuesday morning during the Seneca Regional Chamber of Commerce & Visitor Services Legislative Breakfast.

Speaking were Tiffin Mayor Aaron Montz, Seneca County Commissioner Holly Stacy and State Rep. Bill Reineke, R-Tiffin. Each individual discussed a summary of the accomplishments made in 2018 and previewed key 2019 initiatives.

Reineke said there are “so many great” things happening within the city of Tiffin, Seneca County and state of Ohio.

“I believe we are in the No. 1 city in Ohio,” he said.

In summarizing 2018, Reineke discussed the Seneca County judges’ PIVOT drug recovery program (Participating in Victory of Transition).

The program is the only one of its kinds in Ohio, Reineke said.

Reineke also mentioned the Ohio Partnership for Water, Industrial & Cyber Security — OPWICS — that had been approved by the Ohio State Capital Budget Office. The program is designed to serve as a state hub for research and development of a trained workforce to meet the growing needs of the state.

This program is a partnership between Heidelberg and Tiffin universities and Terra State Community College.

For 2019, Reineke said there are five areas of investment within the state’s budget proposal including workforce and innovation, communities and local governments, recovery within the area of mental health and the opioid crisis, children and families, and natural resources.