No stores in Ohio were impacted by this round of closures. A total of 78 stores will close in September with the addition of the 10 stores. In late May, the retailer announced it had identified approximately 100 underperforming stores that could close in the next year. Two stores in Ohio — Lima and Strongsville — were on that list.
Sears once had a dominant presence in the Miami Valley. In 2017, the last Kmart in the region closed its doors — the Kmart store at 601 Woodman Drive was the last location in the area. Kmart also closed a store located at 4480 Indian Ripple Road in Beavercreek in July 2017.