The latest addition in Tiffin’s branded restaurant boom, Tim Hortons opened its doors early last month at 1630 W. Market St., the former location of Jolly’s Drive-In.
It was announced last summer that Jolly’s, a nearly 70-year-old establishment known for its root beer, would relocate to a smaller location downtown at 66 E. Market St. and launch a food truck. No further details on the transition have been released since August 2016.
In its place, Rensko Holdings has built a $1.4 million Tim Hortons location – one of 30 locations it owns throughout Ohio. It serves coffee, doughnuts, and baked goods.
by VICTORIA WOODS
The restaurant options have been expanding at a breakneck pace in small-town Tiffin, Ohio, for residents and students of its two college campuses alike; however, it seems the outlook for retail continues to decline.
Opened in 1980, the Tiffin Mall was once a popular shopping destination anchored by JCPenney and Kmart. By 2015, there were just nine stores and businesses in the mall, including JCPenney and fellow national retailers RadioShack, GNC, and Maurices – a far cry from what once was, but a better state than what is today.
by NICK BUCHANAN
Let’s take a short trip down memory lane to grade school – more specifically, those few days every year when the teacher was absent. To replace that day’s scheduled lesson, a substitute teacher would haul in the tube television strapped atop a wheeled utility cart and press play on a very specific videocassette – one that began with a blaring theme song that spawned a chorus of chanting fourth graders: “Bill! Bill! Bill!”
For current college students, the love for Bill Nye the Science Guy, a live-action children’s comedy show that packaged science lessons into quirky, fast-paced shticks, is arguably one of the most ubiquitous elementary school memories. Bringing the title persona himself out of the television and onto the stage, a neighboring university in Tiffin allowed its students the chance for a nostalgia blast as young adults by inviting Bill Nye to speak to the campus on Jan. 25.
by AMANDA RUNION
Blood. It is an integral part of anyone’s well-being, but the need for it is constant. Every two seconds, someone in the United States needs blood. Want to help? Here’s your chance.
Donating blood is a simple and safe process. Most people make it through a quick overall health check and are able to give blood and leave within the hour. Many factors go into the process and when the potential donor passes the health check, the rest of the process runs smoothly, with snacks supplied at the end (a.k.a. the best part). Any information given to American Red Cross is confidential.
by IBRAHIM ALSAIARI
TU alumna Heather Hunker has opened Ma chère Claire Boutique, a new store in downtown Tiffin that offers high-quality women’s apparel and accessories.
Before she opened her shop on Feb. 15 at 191 Jefferson St. inside the Ye Crimpers Shoppe salon, she opened her store online. She continues to maintain her website at http://www.machereclaire.com/ that allows customers to view and order the store’s products. Also, it provides free shipping for orders overs $50.
by SARA PLOTT
You can find something special for that special someone and feel good about the holidays by shopping locally and supporting businesses.
Find quality and meaningful gifts in local shops. Here are a few of the popular local businesses with everything on your list.
by COLLEEN VALLO
Sabaidee's Coffee House is hosting a weekly "Questions for Christ" Bible study for college students at 7 p.m. Thursday. Students are asked to write questions to place in a box each week. Local pastors will be on hand at the Bible study to discuss the questions.
The coffee house is also hosting movie nights on the second and fourth Friday of the month at
7 p.m. People can choose between two films by placing a tip in the jar of the movie they want to watch. The film on the jar with the most tips will be shown. Free popcorn will be served.
If you want a drink, come before 7 p.m. as the coffee bar will be closed once the Bible study discussion or film begins. The film to be shown Nov. 13 will be either "The Hobbit" or "Lord of the Rings."
by NICK BUCHANAN
“Oh heavenly father, God of the universe, we come to you in prayer tonight for our protection. Please protect our bodies, souls, equipment, and all personal possessions from any harm. We ask that you send your angels to guard against all evil and malevolent spirits and protect us with your white light. We give permission to your angels to intervene on our behalf if necessary. We pray that no spirit or ghost of evil will or intention be allowed to attach themselves to any of us, any of our belongings, and that they not be allowed to follow us into our homes. Amen.”
This is how Lisa Swickard begins her interactions with the supernatural.