Target Apologizes To Rebuffed Students; Walmart Ups The Ante With More Cash

Target Apologizes To Rebuffed Students; Walmart Ups The Ante With More Cash

Yesterday we brought you the story of an Ohio middle school teacher who penned an open letter to Target after an employee told her that she and her group of 25 students would not be permitted to do their annual holiday shopping to benefit a local charity. As you might have predicted, once this news hit the web that goes worldwide, Target had a change of heart — and Walmart made a nice counter-offer to the put-out teacher and her charges. [More]

Target Doesn't Want Your Group Of Students To Spend Thousands Of Dollars At Its Store

Target Doesn't Want Your Group Of Students To Spend Thousands Of Dollars At Its Store

UPDATE: Target has now felt the wrath of the internet and changed its mind about not letting these children spend thousands of dollars. Of course, Walmart has come up with an even sweeter deal. [More]

Restaurant Cook Decides That Giving Sake To A 2-Year-Old Is A Good Idea

Restaurant Cook Decides That Giving Sake To A 2-Year-Old Is A Good Idea

We’ve written a number of stories — like this one, or this one, or even this one — about restaurants accidentally serving booze to children. But here’s the tale of a cook at a Japanese restaurant in Ohio who was arrested because he’s alleged to have knowingly squirted some sake into the mouth of a 2-year-old diner. [More]

Ohio Barber Willing To Negotiate On Price Of Haircut

Ohio Barber Willing To Negotiate On Price Of Haircut

The owner of the Old School Barber Shop in Canton, OH, knows that times are tough. In fact, there’s a sign out front of the building that says as much. That sign also lets customers know that the $12 price for a haircut is negotiable. [More]

Air Traffic Controller Suspended For Watching Movie Instead Of Radar

Air Traffic Controller Suspended For Watching Movie Instead Of Radar

The FAA may have enacted changes intended to keep air traffic controllers from falling asleep on the job, but there is still the problem of those conscious controllers who aren’t doing the job they were hired to do — like the one in Ohio who was just exiled from the control tower for watching a movie instead of the radar screen. [More]

Is Walmart Putting Elderly Greeters In Harm's Way By Having Them Check Receipts?

Is Walmart Putting Elderly Greeters In Harm's Way By Having Them Check Receipts?

While Walmart fires young loss-prevention staffers for restraining an armed shoplifter, the company has no problem asking its elderly employees to check receipts of exiting customers, who occasionally get violently upset when stopped. Perhaps the latest incident, in which a 71-year-old greeter was allegedly hit and choked by angry customers, might change things. [More]

Police Called Over McDonald's French Fry Dispute

Police Called Over McDonald's French Fry Dispute

People can get particular when it comes to ordering food — no salt, extra pickles, hold the bun. This was a lesson learned the hard way by employees at a McDonald’s in Ohio who felt the wrath of a customer who demanded fresh fries. [More]

McDonald's Boss Tells Employees To Vote For His Candidates
Or Risk Losing Pay Raises & Benefits

McDonald's Boss Tells Employees To Vote For His Candidates Or Risk Losing Pay Raises & Benefits

The owner of a McDonald’s restaurant in Canton, OH, may have gone a little too far in attempting to get out the vote for the candidates he supports in tomorrow’s election when he placed notes in his employees’ pay envelopes saying their pay and benefits were at risk if certain nominees didn’t win. [More]

Walmart Worker Gets Run Over Trying To Stop Robbery

Walmart Worker Gets Run Over Trying To Stop Robbery

They’re not paying you minimum wage to be a hero. [More]

Walmart Shopper Fakes Labor Pains To Avoid Shoplifting Arrest

Walmart Shopper Fakes Labor Pains To Avoid Shoplifting Arrest

See if you can follow this: Two women were suspected of shoplifting at an Ohio Walmart. When confronted by Walmart security outside the store, it was determined that they hadn’t left the building with the allegedly purloined merchandise. Security was about to let them go when the women called the cops to complain about being unlawfully detained. The cops arrived and determined the women actually could be arrested for shoplifting. That’s when one woman faked labor pains to escape going to jail. [More]

Schools Put Carrot-Only Vending Machines In Cafeteria

Schools Put Carrot-Only Vending Machines In Cafeteria

Students at two high schools — one in Cincinnati, OH, the other in Syracuse, NY — are guinea pigs for a new program that’s trying to change the way young people look at veggies, by marketing and selling carrots like they’re junk food. [More]

Witness: Target Worker Wrestled, Choked Female Customer

Witness: Target Worker Wrestled, Choked Female Customer

Yesterday, Cherie was shopping at a Target in Cincinnati when she claims she witnessed a Target loss prevention associate “brutally detain, wrestle, strike and choke a shopper for more than three minutes.” [More]

A Reader Reviews White Castle's New Noodle Venture

A Reader Reviews White Castle's New Noodle Venture

Yesterday, we brought you one reader’s review of White Castle’s new BBQ experiment in Indiana. As promised, today brings a different reader’s thoughts on the White Castle in Ohio that just started serving up noodles alongside the sliders. [More]

Master Criminal Steals $11,000 From Walmart Over The Phone

Master Criminal Steals $11,000 From Walmart Over The Phone

Time was, a burglar needed a gun or a knife to hold up a store. But kids today, they got all sorts of new-fangled ways of pulling heists, like the Walmart in Ohio that is now short over $11,000 because of a phone call. [More]

More White Castle Strangeness: Now They're Trying Noodles

More White Castle Strangeness: Now They're Trying Noodles

Just a few days ago, we were writing about how White Castle is experimenting with BBQ at an Indiana outlet. Now we find out that there’s a White Castle in Ohio where noodles of all sorts are on the menu. [More]

Does Walmart Segregate Its Books By Race?

Does Walmart Segregate Its Books By Race?

Say you’re shopping at Walmart and decide you want to pick up Barack Obama’s book The Audacity of Hope or maybe you’re an Indianapolis Colts fan and want to hear what Super Bowl winning coach Tony Dungy has to say in his book The Mentor Leader. But you can’t find either book in the Biography section… Oh, maybe you should look in those unmarked shelves that make up the “black” section of Walmart’s book selection. [More]

Ohio Woman Indicted For Using Starbucks Job Applications To Commit ID Theft Worth $115K

Ohio Woman Indicted For Using Starbucks Job Applications To Commit ID Theft Worth $115K

The last thing anyone needs when they’re out of work is to worry about the safety of the personal information they put on a job application. But the U.S. Attorney in Ohio has indicted a woman on allegations that she used this sensitive info to falsely obtain credit cards and run up a $115,000 tab. [More]

Pastor Hugs It Out With Protesting Strippers

Pastor Hugs It Out With Protesting Strippers

You may remember last week’s story of a church in Ohio that was being protested by bikini-clad strippers fed up with being hassled by the pastor and his flock. The tense standoff is now showing signs of detente, with the pastor agreeing to meet with the owner of the strip club. [More]