Editor’s Note: A previous version of this story had that all stores were closed. This information was given to us by Dollar General employees. We regret this error.
(WKBN)- Employees at multiple Dollar General locations in the Valley on Friday confirmed that Ohio locations were temporarily closed but have reopened.
Employees have said that locations in Salem, Boardman and Youngstown had temporarily shut down as employees were doing price changes. Customers are now allowed in.
Employees then said the incident was a mistake. Dollar General Corporation Public Relations released the following statement:
“Dollar General closed select stores this morning to address an overnight systems error. This issue has been resolved and all impacted stores are now open to continue serving our customers. We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused.”
Friday morning, WTRF reported that Federal safety inspectors from OSHA found that Dollar General exposed its workers in West Lafayette, Ohio, to multiple hazards, according to the U.S. Department of Labor.
Our sister station NBC4 in Columbus earlier reported that the Westerville location had more of an explanation on a sign. While there were no workers in sight inside of the Dollar General, the sign on the door explained it was “temporarily closed for inventory,” and would “open at 11:30.”
In November, Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost sued Dollar General over deceptive pricing. In January, Yost asked for a temporary restraining order against the Tennessee-based chain to stop what he calls a practice of advertising one price at the shelf and ringing up another at the register.