Family Jeweler in Ohio to Close

An Ohio jewelry store is closing months after rebuilding following a devastating fire, according to local media reports.

Kaminsky and Son Jewelers of Fostoria, Ohio, announced the closing last week, blaming local and national economic conditions, according to a report in the The Courier, a newspaper in nearby Findley, Ohio. The owners, Jack, Sally, Alan, and Teri Kaminsky, said the store will close after the holiday season.

Kaminsky and Son Jewelers is the only jewelry store in the town of 14,000 residents about 45 miles south of Toledo, according to a report in the Toledo Blade. On Feb. 27, fire destroyed the jewelry store at 120 South Main St. and much of the rest of the block. In July, Kaminsky and Son reopened across the street at 111 South Main.

The store was begun by Jack’s twin brother, Al, in 1949, The Courier reports. It originally was located at 115 N. Main St., about two blocks north of the fire location. Jack joined the company about a year later.

Eventually, they split their business and Jack took ownership of the Fostoria store, The Courier reports. Alan joined his father, Jack, at the store in 1979 and now he and his wife, Teri, run the business.