Ohio's annual sales tax-free holiday weekend starts Friday. Customers shopping both online and in-store don't have to pay state sales tax on clothing priced at $75 or less and school supplies and instructional materials costing $20 or less.
State senators voted in February to make the sales tax holiday permanent. Back to school season is also big business. Retailers around the nation tabulated sales of more than 660-billion dollars on school-related items.
Typically, the sales tax holiday has created a crush of shoppers looking for back-to-school bargains.
The holiday runs until midnight on Sunday.