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New entrepreneurship program launched in Seneca County

The program is only the 58th in the nation and the first for Ohio.

TIFFIN, Ohio — A new entrepreneurship program has been announced for Seneca County.

It's called the Creating Entrepreneurial Opportunities (CEO) program.

Seneca County is only the 58th community nationally, and the first in Ohio to be selected by the Midland Institute for Entrepreneurship.

The newly created non-profit Seneca CEO will provide high school students the chance to learn about entrepreneurial strategies during their senior year. The students will also get school credit.

The goal is to show young people before they enter college that everyone could start up their own business.

"Teach them that they can do that in their own hometown. You don't have to go somewhere to be successful, you know, they grass isn't always greener when you leave home. And so, just showing them that they can make an impact in their local communities with this program," said Seneca CEO board chairman Edward VanHoose.

The new non-profit is currently looking for local businesses to partner with.