Will online shopping habits change after the pandemic?

Andrew M. Santos

The global e-commerce giant Amazon is set to report its fourth-quarter earnings Tuesday. The company has taken its growth to a whole new level during the pandemic since all of the lockdowns and brick-and-mortar store closures and restrictions have sent millions more American consumers shopping online.

What does it mean for this e-commerce juggernaut that vaccination is proceeding and economic reopening may be on the horizon?

Market research company eMarketer projects that Amazon sold nearly half a trillion dollars worth of stuff last year. That would be 37% more than the year before.

eMarketer analyst Andrew Lipsman said Amazon’s gained market share against its brick-and-mortar-bound competitors as consumers rushed to buy online.

“The big question about some of these habits people have adopted with e-commerce is, what carries forward? The biggest category is grocery, household essentials, where Amazon’s really well positioned,” Lipsman said, with its Prime service and extensive network

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‘Shot Shopping,’ Vaccine Allotments Frustrate Rural Counties

Andrew M. Santos

“Shot shopping” by seniors from neighboring areas and uncertainty about COVID-19 vaccine allotments are vexing local officials in rural counties, but the state’s emergency management chief blames the problems on supply shortages.

The small counties’ frustration is among a litany of complaints about Florida’s rollout of COVID-19 vaccines, as elected officials in counties of all sizes are flooded by requests from constituents trying to get potentially life-saving shots.

Okeechobee County Commissioner Terry Burroughs said residents of his county – which will receive 500 doses this week – are being “short-changed” because people from nearby regions are snapping up the highly sought-after inoculations.

Adding to the frustration of officials who are part of the state Small County Coalition, where Burroughs is vice chairman, was a lack of information about how the state was divvying up the vaccine doses.

But in an appearance before a Senate committee last week, Florida Division of

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Developer to meet Upper Arlington’s demands for Golden Bear Shopping Center

Andrew M. Santos

After a year of unsuccessful negotiations, the developer seeking to reconstruct the Golden Bear Shopping Center says he now intends to abide by Upper Arlington officials’ demands to include 26,000 square feet of office space in the project.



a large building in the middle of the street: Scott Patton, Arcadia Development of Ohio LLC managing partner, said after a year of unsuccessful negotiations, he is willing to abide by Upper Arlington officials' demands for the Golden Bear Shopping Center project, which would include 26,000 square feet of office space.


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Scott Patton, Arcadia Development of Ohio LLC managing partner, said after a year of unsuccessful negotiations, he is willing to abide by Upper Arlington officials’ demands for the Golden Bear Shopping Center project, which would include 26,000 square feet of office space.

Scott Patton, Arcadia Development of Ohio LLC managing partner, said Jan. 29 he is ready to transform the 55-year-old shopping center on the southeast corner of Fishinger Road and U.S. Route 33/Riverside Drive on the city’s terms.

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The change comes after Upper Arlington senior planner Justin Milam informed Patton by letter Jan. 29 that the city’s Board of Zoning and Planning Commission would not review

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Lawton police investigate a shooting at 82nd street shopping center

Andrew M. Santos
Lawton police investigate a shooting at 82nd street shopping center




Tiffany Bechtel



LAWTON, Okla. (TNN) – Lawton police are investigating a shooting that took place Tuesday evening.



a man standing in front of a car: The shooting happened shortly before 5 p.m. in the parking lot of the 82nd Street shopping center.


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The shooting happened shortly before 5 p.m. in the parking lot of the 82nd Street shopping center.

The shooting happened shortly before 5 p.m. in the parking lot of the 82nd Street shopping center.

Police say a 16-year-old was shot in the back and has been taken to the hospital for treatment. His condition is unknown at this time.

Police are now searching for the person behind the shooting.

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