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GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN: Impact on Ohio
COLUMBUS (Chris Vanocur/Ken Hines) -- The weeks-long government shutdown will likely soon come to an end, but not before having a major impact in the Buckeye State.
ABC 6/FOX 28 spoke with Wendy Patton from Policy Matters Ohio, who has been studying the effects of the shutdown on the state's residents.
Patton's research shows, in addition to the harm done by the shutdown to furloughed workers and those waiting for government checks and loans, the state's housing and tourism industries have also taken a hit.
All of this, Patton concludes, has had a negative impact on the state's local economies.
"Not only did those furloughed workers feel the impact of the shutdown, but the restaurants they go to on Friday night with their families, the grocery stores where they shop, felt that spin-off impact of the shutdown, Patton said.