ABC 22 News Team
- Alexandra Lewis
- Amber Watson
- Elyse Coulter
- Hilary Zalla
- Kelly May
- Kristine Frazao
- Nicole Grigg
- Rhonda Moore
- Ann Reynolds
Low: 61 Winds: E 2-5 mph
Tomorrow: Partly to Mostly Cloudy with some Afternoon Showers & Storms.
High: 82 Winds: N 3-6 mph
Sunday: Slight Chance ...
UPDATE: Target Closing Trotwood, Middletown Stores; 70 Million Affected by Data Breach
TROTWOOD -- Target announced it's closing its Middletown and Trotwood locations on May 3. The departure is yet another economic hit to Trotwood.
A trip down the Consumer Square Shopping Plaza in Trotwood feels like traveling through a ghost town.
Cub Foods, Kmart and Walmart have shut their doors and Sears will follow suit this month. Target is the latest retailer to announce its departure.
"It's a shame. Of the stores that are for shopping we don't have them, we got a bunch of junk stores," Ronald Leath of Trotwood said.
Trotwood City Manager Michael Lucking says profit is the bottom line.
"Not at all surprised but disappointed," Lucking said Friday. "We know as a store their sales underperformed their sister sales in the region."
Target saw sales fall nationally in the fourth quarter of last year by 2 percent to 6 percent.
Still, the loss is a blow to folks in Trotwood.
"Kind of sad, it really is. Driving back in the day and now it seems everything on our side of town it's just going away," Trotwood's Dana Moschetti added.
City officials say they were helpless in saving the store and the community is blameless as well.
"This is not their fault. This is a decision made by a corporation away from Trotwood," Lucking added.
A move that adds yet another vacant building to the once thriving commerce center.
"We will work closely with Target to figure out the credible business for the community," Lucking shared.
City officials are looking to replace Target with another retail store, or re-purposing the building for another type of use like a manufacturing operation.
TROTWOOD -- Citing financial performance, Target announced Friday that it is closing eight U.S. stores, including one in Trotwood and another in Middletown.
The closing is planned for May 3.
The other stores to be closed are in West Dundee, Ill.; Las Vegas, Nev.; North Las Vegas, Nev.; Duluth, GA; Memphis, Tenn. and Orange Park, Fla.
Employees of those stores will be offered opportunities to transfer to similar positions at other Target stores.
In other news Friday, Target says that personal information including phone numbers and email and mailing addresses was stolen from as many as 70 million customers in its pre-Christmas data breach. That was substantially more customers than Target had previously said were affected.
The chain also indicated its sales have been hurt by the breach, cutting its forecast for fourth-quarter earnings and a key sales barometer.
Target Corp. announced in December that about 40 million credit and debit cards may have been affected by a data breach that happened between Nov. 27 and Dec. 15 just as the holiday shopping season was getting into gear.
Border CrisisGet the latest developments on the border control issue!
Chefs CornerWe often invite local chefs into our studio kitchen to demonstrate their cooking techniques and recipes. Watch those video segments on this page.
Pay It ForwardRiver Valley Credit Union, FOX45, and ABC22 recognize the good deeds of people and organizations who make the Miami Valley a better place.
Health Care ReformThe Supreme Court ruling to uphold the Affordable Care Act sparked a new battle. Check here daily for the latest developments, locally and across the country.
Secrets Of A ThiefWe expose the "Secrets Of A Thief". Sponsored by Shiver Security.
Cool SchoolsOur children are the way of the future and it all starts with our schools. Join us as our Hilary Zalla goes inside schools around the Miami Valley to find out what cool things students and teachers are ...
Town HallJoin in as our expert panel discusses jobs in Ohio
No Text ZoneTexting While Driving Kills Thousands of People Each Year. Many More are Seriously Injured. You Can Help Make Our Roads a NO TEXT ZONE.
Washington TimesPolitics, Breaking News, US and World News.
On Time TrafficGet the latest traffic information and updates here!
School ClosingsGet the list of all closings and delays for schools and businesses within the area, and sign up for text alerts!
Save Local TVFind out how you can save local TV right here!
Raw NewsWatch raw, unedited and uncensored news stories right here!
Pump PatrolFind the lowest gas prices, check out local and national price trends, report low prices and get fuel saving tips!
Political PulseArmstrong Williams is a pugnacious, provocative and principled voice for conservatives and Christian values in America's public debates.
News LinksThese links were chosen by the newsroom for their newsworthy content. These sites enhance the news stories that aired on the newscast on the dates cited.
Menard's Around the HouseMenards Around the House how-to videos give you tips for those much needed home improvements!
On the MoveGet the latest news and more on your mobile phone!
Good MorningIt's Fun, it's fresh, the way mornings should be!
Top StoriesGet up to the minute information from across Ohio in our Top Stories section!
Your Voice. Your Future.As the country faces challenges from federal budget issues to jobs and national debt, your voice is critical to the future.
Waste WatchHow are your tax dollars being spent? Waste Watch tracks whether local, state and federal governments or any groups are using your money wisely...or wasting it.
US employers add 209K jobs, rate rises to 6.2 pct.
WASHINGTON (AP) -- U.S. employers extended this year's hiring surge into July by adding a solid 209,000 jobs. It was the sixth straight month of job growth above 200,000, evidence that businesses are shedding the caution that had marked the 5-year-old economic recovery.
WEST PALM BEACH, FL -- (Marketwired) -- 03/21/14 --
Companies that pride themselves on being eco-friendly may have conflicted
ideas between marketing with ad specialties and maintaining their green
"GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY" - ZOE SALDANA
LONDON (AP) -- Zoe Saldana hopes fanboys find her sexy in "Guardians of the Galaxy" even though she has green skin.
RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) -- He went from the doghouse to the jailhouse.
IN THE NEWS: TWITTER SAYS GOVERNMENT REQUESTS FOR USER DATA GREW SHARPLY
NEW YORK (AP) -- Twitter says government requests for user data grew sharply in the past six months as more countries asked for a greater amount of information about users.
Tonight on ABC 22
6:30 pm ..... ABC World News
7:00 pm ..... Family Feud
7:30 pm ..... Family Feud
8:00 pm ..... Shark Tank
9:00 pm ..... What Would You Do?
10:00 pm ... 20/20
11:00 pm ... ABC 22 News at Eleven
11:30 pm ... Jimmy Kimmel Live
12:30 am ... Nightline