A Columbus landmark will close its doors in about 10 months. Federated Department Stores announced this morning it will close the downtown Lazarus store next August. The news stunned workers and shoppers at the City Center Mall.
Ohio’s jobless rate declined again last month to 4.8%. The new number is the latest sign that central Ohio’s job market is turning in favor of workers. The tightening labor market helps job seekers but may put a brake on growth of some individual companies.