Belden Village Mall Marketing Director, Kari Pekar and intern, Maddie-Lynn Chrisman joined Gary Rivers Thursday morning to remind listeners that Friday begins Ohio’s Tax Free Weekend.

For 2019, the sales?tax?holiday will begin on Friday, August 2 at 12:00 a.m. and end on Sunday, August 4 at 11:59 p.m.

During the holiday, the following items are exempt from sales and use tax:

  • Clothing priced at $75 per item or less;
  • School supplies priced at $20 per item or less; and
  • School instructional material priced at $20 per item or less.

Items used in a trade or business are not exempt under the sales tax holiday.

Sales Tax Holiday Frequently Asked Questions

Kari also shared that the new Dave & Buster’s Restaurant is under construction at Sears and is scheduled to open in October.

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With Legendary sportscaster Al Michaels calling the plays, the 2019 Hall of Fame game got underway at Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium Thursday evening in Canton.  The Broncos beat the Falcons 14-10 in a game marred by typical pre-season dropped passes and a fumbled punt or two.

The game included a local guy.  Marlington’s Dymonte Thomas, who was an undrafted free agent back in 2017, plays for the Denver Broncos–which could explain the over-abundance of Denver fans in the stadium—who led the crowd in several “waves” throughout the game.

WHBC’s Gary Rivers was there to see the Canton Bluejackets perform at half-time.  They put on a truncated version of their competitive Beatles-themed show for the crowd and didn’t disappoint.

The NFL season is officially underway.  The regular season will begin on Sept. 5.

Next up for the Hall of Fame, the Gold Jacket Dinner tonight.

Gary is joined by Michelle Beyer, James Molnar, Suzie Thomas, Heather Morris and Major Thomas Grace with the committee that coordinates Share the Warmth – A Family Christmas Eve.  He co-chairs the event that is held each Christmas Eve – to feed the homeless and near homeless of Canton.

Eric Trump, the The President’s son was in Canton Friday morning, and he spoke with Gary in-between stops, while traveling the state with Ohio Republican candidates, Jim Renacci, Bob Gibbs. 

Gary asked Eric about the rigors of campaigning and if he felt his father was “misunderstood”.