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Visit from Glenn Beck hopes to shine light on unemployment in Wilmington

WILMINGTON, OH (FOX 19) -- Glenn Beck's tour bus is parked right on Main St. in downtown Wilmington to not only promote his new book, "Broke: The Plan to Restore Our Trust, Truth and Treasure", but to shine a light on the small city which has become a poster child for unemployment ever since the DHL air park shut down in 2008 leaving thousands without a job.

Local businesses say they are thrilled to have the extra attention and revenue. Many restaurants opened as early as 7:00 a.m. to serve coffee and breakfast. Food vendors are even braving the low temperatures to sell on the sidewalk and it's working.

Granny's Country Cupboard says it expects sales to increase by 90 percent.

"They just keep coming! They're hungry," says Donna Larson, owner of Granny's Country Cupboard and life time resident of Wilmington.

"I like seeing lots of people milling around Wilmington because when I grew up here, it was like this all the time...it makes me think about when I was younger and how this town was a booming little town and I think we're going be alright," says Larson.

In addition to hosting his radio and television show from Murphy Theatre also on Main St. Beck signed copies of his book at the local shop, Books 'N More, where the line wrapped around the store and out the door.

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