SIGNS COME DOWN in businesses across Ohio

Pro-gun volunteers have achieved a great deal of success with helping business owners understand that the safest course of action is to remove their discriminatory signs and allow Ohio's Concealed Handgun License law to work.

In the first year after passage of the law, at least 15 major chains and well over 200 other business locations have removed their signs and opened their doors to Ohio Concealed Handgun License-holders.

Click to view individual stories that provide additional details about some of the businesses listed below.

THE FOLLOWING STORES HAVE REMOVED DISCRIMINATORY SIGNS BANNING CONCEALED HANDGUN LICENSE-HOLDERS

  • ACE Hardware, Washington Court House
  • Acme Markets #8, Akron
  • Acme Markets #10, Cuyahoga Falls
  • Aldi, Boardman
  • Alltel Wireless, Defiance
  • Amherst Party Shop, Amherst
  • Anderson's General Store, Columbus
  • Andres O'Neil & Lowe, Wauseon
  • Arby's, Canfield
  • Arby's, Poland
  • Arby's, 650 Boardman-Poland Rd., Youngstown
  • Arthur Treacher, 12585 Rockside Rd, Garfield Heights
  • Basset IGA Market, Port Clinton
  • Beachwood Place Mall, Beachwood
  • Beavercreek Restaurant, Beavercreek
  • Beechwold ACE Hardware, Columbus
  • Bellbrook Art & Frame, Bellbrook
  • Bellbrook Marathon, Bellbrook
  • Best Buy, Brooklyn
  • Best Buy, Dublin
  • Best Buy, Findlay
  • Best Buy, Mentor
  • Best Buy, North Olmstead
  • Best Buy, Parma
  • Best Buy, Reynoldsburg
  • Biggs Eastgate, Cincinnati
  • Black River Historical Society, Lorain
  • Bob Boyd Dodge and Ford, Lancaster
  • Bob Evans, Hillsboro
  • Bob Townsend Ford Inc., Colerain Ave., Cincinnati
  • Book Nook, Warren
  • Boston Market, all Ohio restaurants
  • BP Gas Mart, Fairborn
  • Burger King, Kettering
  • Buehler's, Medina
  • C & E Appliance & Service, The Plains
  • C & E Small Engine Repair, The Plains
  • C & E Stores, Inc., The Plains
  • C & E True Value Hardware, The Plains
  • Carter Lumber Co., all Ohio stores
  • Carter Plumbing, Electric and Heating, Van Wert
  • Cassano's Pizza & Subs, Miamisburg
  • Centsibles, The Plains
  • Charles Chevrolet, Garretsville
  • Cigarette Express, Boardman
  • Cinemark At Valley View, Valley View
  • Circuit City, 7349 Northcliff, Brooklyn
  • Circuit City, 4056 Morse Road, Columbus
  • Classic Auto Campus, Mentor
  • Coal and Woodburner Shoppe, Toledo
  • Coffee Central, Chillicothe
  • Convenient Food Mart, Concord
  • Convenient Food Mart, Euclid
  • Convenient Food Mart, Lorain
  • Convenient Food Mart, Perry
  • Cornell's IGA, Shelby
  • Cub Foods, Bellbrook
  • Cub Foods, Dayton
  • Cub Foods, Huber Heights
  • CVS Pharmacy, South Euclid
  • Dairy Mart, Wauseon
  • Dairy Queen, Coshocton
  • Dairy Queen, Parma
  • Dave Knapp Ford, Greenville
  • Dayton Mall, Dayton
  • Deacon's Chrysler, Mayfield Village
  • Denny's, Middleburg Heights
  • Dick's Sporting Goods, Akron
  • Dick's Sporting Goods, Boardman
  • Dick's Sporting Goods, Dayton
  • Dick's Sporting Goods, Mason
  • Do-Cut True Value, Canfield
  • Donato's Pizza, all Ohio locations
  • Donnell Ford, Youngstown
  • Don Wood Automotive Group, Athens & Logan
  • Don Wood Polaris Motorcycles and ATVs, Athens
  • Dover Flea Market, Dover
  • Discount Drug Mart, all Ohio stores
  • DSW Shoes, N.Canton
  • Duke & Duchess BP - all Ohio Locations
  • Duke Truck Stop, Mt., Gilead
  • Easton Towne Center, Columbus
  • Eastwood Mall, Niles
  • Eikenberry's SuperValue, Greenville
  • Faslube, West Broad St., Columbus
  • Fastenal Co., Wauseon
  • Festival Foods, all Ohio stores
  • First Choice Haircutters, 5109 E. Main St., Columbus
  • First Clermont Bank, all Ohio locations
  • Fligner's Supermarket, Lorain
  • Flowerama, Streetsboro
  • Frisch's Inc., Cincinnati - all Ohio locations
  • Fruth Pharmacy, Pomeroy
  • Ft. Knox National Bank, all Ohio branches
  • Ft. Steubenville Mall, Ft. Steubenville
  • Fulmer Foods, New Carlisle
  • Fulmer Foods IGA, Xenia
  • Fussnecker Sweeper Sales & Service, Kettering
  • Georgio's Oven Fresh Pizza, Madison
  • Giant Eagle, Springfield Twp., Akron
  • Giant Eagle, Bainbridge
  • Giant Eagle, Chardon
  • Giant Eagle, Conneaut
  • Giant Eagle, Madison
  • Giant Eagle, Middlefield
  • Giant Eagle, Sheffield
  • Giant Eagle, Wadsworth
  • Giant Eagle, Warren
  • Glockner Chevrolet-Oldsmobile-Cadillac, Portsmith
  • Glockner Oil, Piketon
  • Glockner Toyota-Honda, Portsmouth
  • Golden Corral, Zanesville
  • Golden Nuggets, Dayton
  • Golden Nuggets, Kettering
  • Goody's Family Clothing, Defiance
  • Green Leaf Restaurant, Wooster
  • Greenes Hardware & Industrial Supply, Cleveland
  • Gregg's Pharmacy, Bluffton
  • Gribble's IGA Foodliner, Loudonville
  • Half Price Books, Columbus
  • Handyman ACE Hardware, Centerville
  • Handyman ACE Hardware, N. Main St., Dayton
  • Handyman ACE Hardware, Wilmington Ave., Dayton
  • Handyman ACE Hardware, Fairborn
  • Handyman ACE Hardware, Miamisburg
  • Handyman ACE Hardware, Springfield
  • Handyman ACE Hardware, Xenia
  • Hawkins Market, Ashland
  • Heinen's Fine Foods Grocery, Bay Village
  • Henry Bierce Co., Tallmadge
  • Hidy Honda, Beavercreek
  • Hittle Pontiac-Buick-GMC-Cadillac, Greenville
  • Home Depot, Beavercreek/Fairborn
  • Home Depot, Hamilton
  • Home Depot, Mason
  • Home Depot, Springfield
  • Hong Kong Buffet, Columbus
  • Huffman's Market, Columbus
  • Jack’s Aquarium & Pets, all Ohio stores
  • JCPenney, Greeneville
  • K-Mart, Howland
  • King's Family Restaurant, Wintersville
  • King's Toyota, Cincinnati
  • Kinko's, North Olmsted
  • Koneta Rubber, Wapakoneta
  • Knapp Ford, Napoleon
  • Knoxville Carry Out, Toronto
  • Kroger, stores in Cincinnati/Dayton area
  • Kroger, Galloway
  • Kroger, Marietta
  • Kroger Springfield
  • Kroger, Tiffin
  • Kroger, 4533 Monroe St., Toledo
  • Lakewood Steel, Birmingham
  • Lane & North Star Shell, Upper Arlington
  • Lazarus Department Stores, Cincinnati
  • Lee's Famous Recipe Chicken Shell, Middletown
  • Lima Bargain Center, Lima
  • Long John Silver, 5370 Ridge Road, Cincinnati
  • Loveland Car Wash and Lube, Loveland
  • Lowe's Home Improvement Warehouse, St. Clairsville
  • Mall at Fairfield Commons, Beavercreek
  • Marathon Fuel Mart, Sidney
  • Market Basket, Newark
  • Market Basket, Port Clinton
  • Marks Discount Drugstore, Austintown
  • Marshall Ford, Mayfield
  • Mary M's Restaurant, Warren
  • McDonald's, Bolivar
  • McDonald's, Cadiz
  • McDonald's, Coshocton
  • McDonald's, Dover
  • McDonald's, Millersburg
  • McDonald's, Newcomerstown
  • McDonald's, New Philadelphia
  • McDonald's, Strasburg
  • McDonald's, Sugarcreek
  • McDonald's, Uhrichsville
  • McMaken Market, Brookville
  • MicroCenter, all Ohio stores
  • Michael's Arts and Crafts, Columbus
  • Mike Castrucci Chevrolet, Milford
  • Mike Castrucci Ford, Milford
  • Miller Bros. Grocery, Lodi
  • Mohican Duke Service Station & Subs, Loudonville
  • Montgomery Insurance, Xenia
  • Morey's Bookstore, Findlay
  • Morgan Pharmacy, Newcomerstown
  • Mr. D's, Brookfield
  • Mr. Hero, 7488 Mentor Ave, Mentor
  • N&R&G Recycling, Napoleon
  • Norris AutoMall, all northeast Ohio dealerships
  • Norris Motorsports, Medina
  • Northland VW, Norwood
  • Northtowne Mall, Defiance
  • Office Depot, Marion
  • Office Max, Chardon Road, Willoughby Hills
  • Office Max, Shaker Heights
  • Olympia Candies, Strongsville
  • Only Diamonds, N. Canton
  • Original Mattress Factory, Fairfield
  • Pearl Vision Center, Medina
  • Peoples Bank, Caldwell
  • Perkins Family Restaurants, all Ohio stores
  • Perry Park News, Ashtabula
  • Pet Supplies Plus, Alliance
  • Pet Supplies Plus, Kettering
  • Pet Supplies Plus, Steubenville
  • Ponderosa, Athens
  • Proctor & Gamble, Cincinnati - all Ohio locations
  • Quality Auto Group, Madison
  • Quarry Market, Columbus
  • Quick Check/Subway, Shreve
  • Quizno's, Vandalia
  • R&R Sanitation, Kent
  • Radio Shack, Carrollton
  • Radio Shack, Eastgate Shopping Plaza, Lima
  • Radio Shack, West 116th & Lorain, Cleveland
  • Red Ferris Chevrolet, Wooster
  • Rent-A-Center, Lorain
  • Rider's Hobby, Toledo
  • River Valley Mall, Lancaster
  • Rocky Shoe and Boot Outlet, Nelsonville
  • Rod's Donut Shop, Uhrichsville
  • Roman Cycle, Austintown
  • Ron Marhoffer Chevrolet, Stow
  • SAA bright.net Inc., Defiance
  • Sam's Club, Brooklyn
  • Sam's Club, Fairlawn
  • Sam's Club, Mentor
  • Sam's Club, Sheffield
  • Sambino's Pizza, Elyria
  • Sardinia Auto Parts, Sardinia
  • Saturn of Dayton North, Huber Heights
  • Shaker IGA, Olmsted Falls
  • Sharefax Credit Union, Batavia
  • Shell Fuel Mart, Celina
  • Shell 4 Star Food Mart, 2720 St. Johns Rd., Lima
  • Shell Courtview, Wauseon
  • Smith Oil Company, all Ohio locations
  • Smoker Friendly, Calcutta
  • Skyline Chili, Brooklyn
  • Skyline Chili, Hilliard
  • Southern Park Mall, Boardman
  • Sparkle Market, Lisbon
  • Sparkle Market, Salem
  • Sparkle Market, Youngstown
  • Speedway, Salem
  • Speedway, Wilmington
  • Speedway, Zanesville
  • Speedy Print, Cambridge
  • Spitzer Chrysler - Jeep, Lakewood
  • Springboro IGA, Springboro
  • Sprint Store, Athens
  • Staker’s Drugs, Portsmouth/Wheelersburg
  • Star Flicks Entertainment Center, Chagrin Falls
  • Sterling Convenience Store, Bluffton
  • Sterling Food Store, Archbold
  • Sterling Food Store, Napoleon
  • Steve Rogers Ford, Waterville
  • Studio E Music Inc., The Plains
  • Subway, Court St., Athens
  • Subway, Canal Winchester
  • Super K-Mart, Niles
  • Sunrise Gas & Convenience, Norwalk
  • Taco Bell, Athens
  • True Value Hardware (Plain Olde Hardware), Canton
  • Twin City Chamber of Commerce, Uhrichsville
  • Union Eye Care, Akron
  • University Mall, Athens
  • US Bank, Sheffield
  • Valley View Food Mart, Warren
  • Vi's Restaurant, Windham
  • Victory Honda, Sandusky
  • Vitale's Morrow Super Valu, Morrow
  • Waffle House, Lima
  • Wal-Mart, Elyria
  • Wal-Mart, Fairlawn
  • Wal-Mart, Mentor
  • Wal-Mart, Montgomery
  • Wal-Mart, Morse Rd., Columbus
  • Wal-Mart, New Philadelphia
  • Wal-Mart, Strongsville
  • Wal-Mart, West Union
  • Wal-Mart, Xenia
  • Waterbeds N Stuff, 815 S. Hamilton Rd., Whitehall
  • Wendell Ford, Waynesburg
  • Wendy's, Lucasville
  • Wendy's, Perrysburg
  • Western Reserve Hardware, Madison
  • West Gate Ford, Youngstown
  • Westgate Mall, Fairview Park
  • Veterinary-Diagnostic Lab, Worthington
  • White House Chicken, Wadsworth
  • Woodcraft, Bedford
  • Woodcraft, Hilliard
  • Worthington Square Apartments, Cleveland
  • Xenia Rental Solutions, Xenia



    THE FOLLOWING CITIES HAVE EITHER OVERTURNED, OR REVERSED PLANS TO PASS, ORDINANCES RESTRICTING CONCEALED CARRY, WHICH ARE ILLEGAL UNDER SECTION 9 OF HOUSE BILL 12.

    Cities/ Villages:

  • Arcanum
  • Ashtabula
  • Bryan
  • Campbell
  • Chardon
  • Cleveland
  • Columbus
  • Dover
  • Fairborn
  • Fremont
  • Hamilton
  • Lorain
  • Loveland
  • Macedonia
  • Madiera
  • Marion
  • Mayfield
  • Newark
  • Newcomerstown
  • New Boston
  • New Philadelphia
  • Norwood
  • Salem City Parks
  • Swanton
  • Twinsburg City Parks
  • Warren
  • Westerville Parks & Recreation
  • Wilmington
  • Willoughby

    Townships/ Counties:

  • Clinton
  • Cuyahoga
  • Ashland Co. Fairgrounds
  • Greene Co. Fairgrounds
  • Hamilton Co. Park District
  • Hilliar Twp., Knox County
  • Jackson Township Park, Canton
  • Lake Co. Metroparks
  • Lorain Co. Metroparks
  • Mahoning Co. Fairgrounds
  • Sandusky Co. Fairgrounds
  • Summit Co.
  • Wayne Co. Fairgrounds



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