Goodwill store almost ready to reopen after arson

UNION TOWNSHIP, OH (FOX19) - Last month, two former employees set fire to a Goodwill store in Clermont County that destroyed a large amount of the store's donations. Now the store says they are back on track thanks to assistance from the community.

They say that donations have been flooding the store while they have been working to fix the interior. They say they should be back open in about a week partly because of all the publicity this story got.

"It would have been a terrible thing to recover from," said Michael Flannery, Goodwill Spokesperson, "This is one of our biggest stores and more than half of it was just garbage, but because everybody stepped up and because you guys had it on the news, people came and donated and filled the store again."

Five other Cincinnati-area Goodwill stores have been broken into recently including ones in Loveland and Florence.

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