Tiffin YMCA

Summer food for kids

Press release provided by Tiffin-Seneca Public Library:

TSPL logoSeneca County Community Council has partnered with local organizations to provide food for local children throughout the summer. Tiffin YMCA, Tiffin’s Salvation Army, Community Task Force, the Allen Eiry Center, Tiffin-Seneca Public Library have been working together to continue the YMCA’s bagged food program already in place at Tiffin City Schools.

The YMCA has received grants from the Wal-Mart Foundation, the Marathon Foundation and the Tiffin Community Foundation’s White Fund to provide food weekly to children, ages 3 to 15 years old. Starting June 3 through September 3 five sites will hand out food every Friday at 3:30 to 5:00 pm; those sites include the YMCA, the Salvation Army, the Allen Eiry Center, Faith United Methodist Church and Tiffin-Seneca Public Library. The First Presbyterian Church will hand out food every Saturday at 9:00 to 10:30 am.

Other community members and organizations have stepped forward to provide additional resources during the thirteen-week period. Tiffin’s Altrusa Club will also be giving away books and the Library will host crafts or activities during some of the pickup dates.

Participants must be registered to receive food. Registration forms can be found at the Library, the YMCA, the Salvation Army, the Allen Eiry Center and Tiffin-Seneca United Way.

The group hopes to continue the program next summer and will accept donations to the Tiffin YMCA for the summer food fund. For more information or to volunteer for the program, please call Debby Roszman at 419-447-3751 or email roszmade@tiffinsenecalibrary.org.

New Paks Karate center opens downtown

Tang Soo Do classes to be held in Laird Arcade

Marcos Herrera (left) signs lease with Tyler Shuff (right)

Marcos Herrera (left) signs lease with Tyler Shuff (right)

TIFFIN, OHIO – November 9, 2015 – A new Paks Karate center has opened in downtown Tiffin, in the Laird Arcade. Instructor Marcos Herrera opened the new space after classes ceased at the Tiffin Community YMCA.

“I have been studying for more than 20 years and instructing for one and a half,” Herrera said. “I wanted to be able to continue the classes for the students, and bring new ones in.”

Paks Karate teaches Tang Soo Do, a form of Korean martial arts that focuses on responsibility, respect, honesty and caring. The classes will be held in the Laird Arcade, at the corner of Market and South Washington Streets. The class schedule is as follows:

  • Tigers (ages 4-6): 5:30-6:00 p.m. Monday, Wednesday
  • Beginners : 6:15-7:15 p.m. Monday, Wednesday
  • Intermediate and Advanced : 7:30-8:30 p.m. Monday, Wednesday
  • All levels: 9:00-10:00 a.m. Tuesday, Thursday

Herrera currently has about 20 students, but is looking to expand. He has also brought on another instructor, Casey Dewald. Students wishing to join are invited to come to a class to see what it is all about.

“We’re glad to have Marcos here,” said property manager Tyler Shuff. “With the signing of his lease we are only one space away from 100 percent occupancy, probably for the first time in the building’s history.”

Tiffin Mayor Aaron Montz said he is also happy to have another activity for kids in downtown Tiffin. “This is a great way for kids to spend their time after school,” he said.


Started in 1983, the Seneca Industrial and Economic Development Corp. (SIEDC) is a private, non-profit corporation dedicated to driving positive economic, downtown, and community development in Tiffin and Seneca County, Ohio, which consistently ranks among the top communities nationally for economic development. Learn more about the great things going on at the company’s blog at www.senecasuccess.com.

Around the Town event welcomes back university students

around the townNearly 1,000 Heidelberg and Tiffin University students will have an opportunity to see what more than 60 Tiffin businesses and organizations are all about at a Welcome Back Students/Around the Town Event this Saturday, Aug. 22 from 3 – 5 p.m. on the courthouse green space.

Around the Town is one of the signature events of the Downtown Strategic Plan, and this is the first year that the event will be held downtown and combine both universities.

WTSC Seneca County Radio will be live broadcasting from the event, playing music and interviewing guests. Several restaurants will be providing free samples, shops and restaurants will hand out coupons and menus, non-profits will provide students with information about how to get involved in their organizations and students can check out local services.

SIEDC Downtown Development Specialist Bryce Riggs is a Heidelberg student the lead organizer of the event. “As a student and lifelong Tiffin resident, I am aware of the opportunities in the community, but the majority of new students don’t know what’s out there or where they can go. Tiffin has so much to offer! I would like other students to know what’s out there, so they can get involved in the local organizations and visit our restaurants and shops,” Riggs said.

Participating businesses and organizations:

Businesses open around the square:

60+ businesses in local HR association

SCHRASeneca County Human Resource Association (SCHRA) was formed to provide professional development workshops, hear knowledgeable speakers, receive legislative updates, and networking opportunities to those professionals working in a variety of human resource capacities.

Past speakers include:

Monthly meetings are held throughout the year, generally in the Tiffin area, on the third Tuesday of the month at 11:30 a.m. The cost is $10 for members and $20 for non-members. You can fill out the 2015 SCHRA membership form here.  For more information contact Beth Hannam at bhannam@terra.edu.

Participating businesses include: