The Target Store in Springfield is closed, and a petition to keep the store open has been rejected.
The petition had a goal of 5,000 signatures, but only 3,089 had signed it by Thursday afternoon. A Target spokeswoman issued a statement later in the day saying the company respects its "loyal and dedicated customers," but had to close several stores in Ohio as part of a restructuring plan. A Target in Trotwood closed last year despite similar protests.
Clark County resident Karen Sloane was hoping this petition would have an effect.