Four people are dead in two separate accidents in Central Ohio. In Pataskala, investigators say a head-on collision on East Broad took three lives. One vehicle crossed the center line. Early this morning, the driver of a pick-up truck was killed when he slammed into a tree in a residential area south of Route 104 [...]
Ohio Retailers Optimistic About Commerce Report
Ohio retailers hope a new report from the Commerce Department is a harbinger of things to come.
The report shows a half-percent bump in nationwide retail sales last month. Thatâ€™s the best showing in five months and above analyst expectations. Gordon Gough with the Ohio Council of Retail Merchants says that has businesses feeling optimistic.
â€œThere was kind of a lag because of high employment, even the disaster in Japan, which happened in March. It looks like consumers are beginning to spend again,â€ Gough says.
The new Commerce report also revises sales figures from the last two months, suggesting the economy was not as weak as previously thought.