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From the 3/20/07 Tiffin Advertiser-Tribune:

 

Woda withdraws support request

By Melissa Topey, mtopey@advertiser-tribune.com

 

Tiffin City Council learned Monday night The Woda Group has pulled its request for a resolution of support for the Dallas Crossing project.  In a March 19 letter to Jim Boroff, 4th Ward councilman, the Woda Group withdrew its request for support in their attempt to obtain a federal tax credit.  The Woda Group plans to develop the housing using other financing, according to the letter. 

 

Rich Focht, president and chief executive officer of Seneca Industrial and Economic Development Corp., spoke to members to discuss development in the city.  He told members the city has made a $1.6 million investment in Eagle Rock Industrial Park and SIEDC is working on the enterprise zone agreement.  Focht also talked about what he termed the big three — the old Kroger property, the Ames property and the old Wal-Mart property.

 

More at http://www.advertiser-tribune.com/articles.asp?articleID=7182

 

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Cleanup plans for Tiffin Glasshouse site continue

Tiffin Advertiser-Tribune, 6/14/07

 

Cleanup on the Tiffin Glasshouse property is moving ahead after a meeting in Columbus.  Representatives of the city and the engineering firm Burgess & Niple, Columbus, met with several government agencies, including the Environmental Protection Agency, May 30 to start to formalize engineering specifications for how the cleanup of the brownfield site is to proceed.

 

A brownfied site is usually a former indusrial site that may be hard to redevelop because of hazardous pollutants, said Dina Pierce, Northwest District media coordinator with the Ohio EPA.  The remediation, or cleanup, of the Tiffin Glasshouse property is being supervised by Burgess & Niple. Pierce said Burgess & Niple are submitting occasional reports to the EPA to keep them informed.

 

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Buckeye Central moving ahead with plans for new K-12 campus

Tiffin Advertiser-Tribune, 6/17/07

 

Site clearing for Buckeye Central School District’s new K-12 campus may begin as early as October, architect Kent Buehrer said Thursday night.  Board of Education President Gary Green and board member Roger Payne attended the community update, along with Superintendent Ron Cirata, administration and faculty representatives.  The board also met Tuesday, having moved the scheduled monthly meeting ahead by two days.

 

A construction bond levy won approval at a February special election, allowing the district to fund the 20 percent local share of the academic area, with the Ohio School Facilities Commission providing the other 80 percent.  The levy also included a locally funded initiative for more gymnasium space and other requirements not included in the state’s basic calculations.

 

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From the 3/21/07 Fostoria Focus:

 

PHOTO: Making his mark: Seneca County Commissioner Mike Bridinger signs the final beam before it is hoisted into place Friday at what will become the new Mercy Hospital of Tiffin. The beam was autographed by scores of hospital employees and those present at Friday’s topping off ceremony. Plans call for the new facility to open in 18 months.

 

PHOTO: Putting it in place: Gurtzweiler Inc. ironworkers Josh Daninburger and John Perone secure the final beam in place at the site of what will become the new Mercy Hospital of Tiffin. The beam was autographed by scores of hospital employees and those present at Friday’s topping off ceremony.

 

Mercy tops off its building project

By JOHN MONTGOMERY

Focus Reporter

 

TIFFIN — Normally when a step in a project is reached, it’s checked off. Friday, Mercy Hospital of Tiffin topped one off.  Mercy celebrated the placement of the final steel beam in its new hospital facility on the southwest side of Tiffin with a topping off ceremony.

 

The ceremony continues an ironworkers’ tradition dating back to Europe, when workers would place an evergreen atop the final beam installed in building as a symbol of no loss of life during construction.

 

Workers sometimes use an American flag instead of a tree today in America, and Friday was no different as Henry Gurtzweiler Inc. crane operator Louie Minchocka and workers Josh Daninburger and John Perone hoisted the beam and secured it into place.

 

FULL ARTICLE: http://www.fostoriafocus.com/viewarticle.asp?artID=8526

 

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From the 7/12/07 Tiffin Advertiser-Tribune:

 

PHOTO: A third-floor view is seen of the scaffolding put up to lay part of the more than 141,000 bricks needed to cover the outside of the new Mercy Hospital of Tiffin.  PHOTO BY JIM SHOBE

 

Mercy’s march

By MaryAnn Kromer, mkromer@advertiser-tribune.com

 

Ground was broken a year ago at the site of the new Mercy Hospital of Tiffin. On Wednesday, Lathrop project manager Philip Baatz and Charles Ervin, director of facility and support operations, conducted tours at the structure that has risen three stories above the ground.

 

“Thirteen months ago, we were sitting in a tent on a field,” Ervin said. “Now, a year later, we thought it would be appropriate … to have you back out here.”

 

About 40 visitors were guided through the first, second and third floors, beginning near the main entrance. Lines on the concrete floors indicate where walls are to be built.  A curved outline marks the area of the two-story chapel that is to have glass walls and ceiling to let in natural light.

 

FULL ARTICLE: http://www.advertiser-tribune.com/articles.asp?articleID=9188

 

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Voters OK TU’s Miami Street project

 

By Melissa Topey, mtopey@advertiser-tribune.com

POSTED: November 5, 2008

 

TIFFIN - The Miami Street beautification project is moving ahead, with the referendum passing unofficially 4,597 to 3,314.  Final unofficial totals show 58 percent of voters agreed with city council's decision approving the estimated $800,000 project that is expected to widen a portion of Miami Street, install a tree-lined median, and turn Jackson Street into a cul-de-sac, areas that run through Tiffin University.

 

"I'm pleased to hear that. I think this indicates the majority of citizens appreciate the positive contribution that Tiffin University makes to the economy and the quality of life to Seneca County and Tiffin," said Paul Marion, president of TU.

 

It was that portion of the project that roused the Monaco family to start a campaign against the changes to Jackson Street.  Buildings on the street between Miami and Clay streets are owned by TU except the single home on Jackson owned by Dora Monaco.

 

FULL ARTICLE: http://www.advertiser-tribune.com/page/content.detail/id/510298.html

 

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From the Ohio Historic Preservation Tax Credit list released by on December 20, 2016:  https://www.development.ohio.gov/files/media/pressrelease/2016%201220%20Awards%20Assist%2018%20Historic%20Rehabiliation%20Projects%20-Round%2017.pdf

 

Tunison Flats (Tiffin, Seneca County)

Total Project Cost: $620,902

Total Tax Credit: $99,031

Address: 105-107 Frost Parkway, 44883

 

The Tunison Flats project is the first to be awarded state tax credits in Tiffin.  Constructed as a duplex in the late 1880s, this building was later converted into four apartments.  This project will rehabilitate the brick building into three apartments while preserving the original staircases, fireplace mantels, wood trim, and windows.

 

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