COLUMBUS, OHIO – March 26, 2020


“The Ohio Council of Retail Merchants applauds Governor DeWine, Lt. Governor Husted, and the Ohio legislature led by Speaker Householder, Minority Leader Sykes, Senate President Obhof, and Minority Leader Yuko for their bipartisan leadership during this difficult time,” said Gordon Gough, President and CEO. 

“Throughout this crisis, they have shown a dedication to protecting the health and safety of all Ohioans while working to keep essential sectors of our economy functioning.  House Bill 197 is a strong reflection of those efforts.  We greatly appreciate its swift passage, which will hopefully bring much-needed relief and support to communities and businesses across Ohio.  The citizens of Ohio can rest assured that the retail industry will continue to go above and beyond to serve their needs with health and safety at the forefront of our efforts,” Gough concluded.

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