On this episode of Broad & High, an artist profile: Dennis DeVendra, a blind woodturner. Also a look at Dangerdust, the anonymous chalk artist duo from Columbus College of Arts and Design, Helping Hands Center an arts & autism based in Clintonville, Petali Teas and D’Art the Gallery Kitty at Dublin Arts Council.
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.