Springfield's Elder-Beerman store, located in the Upper Valley Mall will close its doors at the end of January when its lease expires. The store's parent company, Bon-Ton Incorporated cited declining sales revenue as the reason to cease operations.
Elder Beerman has been an anchor store in the Upper Valley Mall for nearly 20 years. Greater Springfield Commerce officials say the mall is the largest sales tax generator in Clark County.
Officials say that Springfield retains $46 out of every $100 spent at a national chain located in Clark County.
For this special edition of PoliticsOhio, Emily McCord talked to two spokespeople for the national Republican and Democratic parties to get their take on the debates, what will it mean for Ohio, and the rest of the country. For the Democrats, Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz, the chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee spoke to Emily as she spent time in Ohio campaigning for the President. To talk about Mitt Romney's performance, former New Hampshire Governor John Sununu joined Emily on the phone from New Hampshire.
The years leading up to the Civil War were tumultuous ones. John's Brown's raid on the Federal armory at Harper's Ferry, Virginia served as a flash point for what was to follow. Tony Horwitz has delved into this fascinating slice of history with his usual reportorial zest.
Brown was opposed to slavery. Violently opposed. A deeply religious man, Brown's interpretation of the Bible left no doubt in his mind that slavery was wrong. He was willing to give his life for the abolitionist cause. And he was willing to sacrifice the lives of others as well.