BY ED GEBERT
Times Bulletin Editor
For the third month in a row, retail sales in Van Wert County fell from one year prior, according to report released by Van Wert County Treasurer Bev Fuerst. This report shows a bad December for county retail merchants in 2013 but still better than 2011 and 2012.
Perhaps most alarming about the report is this makes the third straight month showing a decrease after a period of growth 35 months with only seven decreases reported.