Northeast Ohio news will soon lose its voice. For the last 38 years, Leon Bibb has graced the airwaves of the area, anchoring newscasts and interviewing everyone from local heroes to presidents. His final newscast will be July 28th, sharing the desk with Lee Jordan, who is also retiring. Bibb joined the Ray Horner Morning Show, guest-hosted by Tony Mazur, to talk about his long career. Bibb, a native of the Glenville neighborhood in Cleveland, tells Tony he plans to “stay relevant” around town. He says he would still like to do some on-air commentary, and he wants to finish a manuscript he’s been writing and turn it into a book.

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Remember the days of shopping for clothes at Sears? What about the Blue Light Specials at Kmart? Those days are rapidly becoming a distant memory, thanks to the way retail has changed in the age of the internet.

Jonathan Walsh, consumer reporter at WEWS/News 5 in Cleveland, joined the Ray Horner Morning Show to talk about the near and distant future of retail stores. Walsh says traditional malls and brick-and-morter stores have fallen by the wayside as far as what the customer wants. Young buyers are looking to spend their money on attractions than straight retail.

Because the consumer wants to spend their dollars on entertainment in addition to retail, Walsh believes destination shopping centers such as Crocker Park and Legacy Village are still doing fine.

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