Dr. Slaughter’s closing its doors after 18 years

Darrell Wagner walks passed props at Dr. Slaughter’s House of Terror on Friday. Dr. Slaughter’s will be closing down after 18 years; its last weekend will be April 13 and 14. The haunted house has raised nearly $2 million for the regional DARE program. John Roark/ jroark@postregister.com

For 18 years, Darrell Wagner operated his passion project, which also served as a charitable cornerstone in the community.

‘Trump slump’ in gun sales continues

Wes Morosky, owner of Duke's Sport Shop. left, helps Ron Detka as he shops for a rifle on Friday, March 2, 2018, at his store in New Castle. Morosky said business has gone up recently, but that's thanks to the annual infusion of tax refund checks. Sales of firearms slowed dramatically after the election of President Donald Trump in 2016 allayed fears of a Democratic crackdown on gun owners. That trend continues, even with talk of gun control in Congress following the massacre of 17 people at a Florida high school last month. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Gun store owners called it the “Trump slump.” Sales of firearms slowed dramatically after the election of Donald Trump as president in 2016 allayed fears of a Democratic crackdown on gun owners.

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