- Atlantic Spartan discount store known as Spartan's, opened in 1969; liquidated in 1972
- Bargain City, see Rink's
- Bailey Brothers (Cleveland, Ohio) Later Bailey's Department Store, closed 1968.
- Bragdon's (Portsmouth)
- Buckeye Mart (Columbus, Ohio) closed early 1970s.
- Chinatown (Cincinnati)
- Clark's (Portsmouth)
- Concord City (Dayton)
- Cook's flagship of Cook United Corporation.
- Donenfeld's (Dayton)
- Edward Wren Co. (Springfield), merged with & rebranded as William H. Block Co. (Indianapolis) closed 1987
- Federal's, (Cleveland, Ohio), branches of Federal Department Stores in Michigan not part of Federated Stores, this company closed in 1974
- Frank Brothers (Marion, Ohio), Closed 1979.
- Giant Store (Ashland)
- Gold Circle (Columbus, Ohio) part of the Federated Stores Company
- Goldman's (Dayton)
- Gregg's (Lima)
- Halle Brothers Co. (Cleveland), division of Marshall Field & Company, sold 1981, closed 1982-83
- Harts Stores a division of Big Bear Stores, Columbus, Ohio
- Hawks Department Store (Bryan)
- Heck's Department Store
- Halle Brothers also known as "Halle's"
- Higbee's (Cleveland), converted to Dillard's in 1992
- Hills Department Stores
- J.J. Newberry Company. This chain had many stores in Ohio including: Coshocton, Wooster, East Palastine, Cincinnati. The company came under control of McCrory Stores in 1974. John Josiah Newberry the founder of the company died in 1954.
- John J. Carroll (Newark).
- Jupiter Stores, Division of the S.S. Kresge Company Operated several stores in Ohio. Including one in Downtown Mount Vernon, Ohio which had been a S. S. Kresge store for many years. Also a location in Downtown Ashland, Ohio. Jupiter was a no frills store. When leases were soon to be up on several S. S. Kresge stores the Jupiter format was put in place. All remaining Kresge and Jupiter stores were sold to McCrory in 1987 with the Canadian Kresge and Jupiter stores closing in 1994.
- Kenrick's (Portsmouth)
- Kobackers (Canton, Mansfield, Portsmouth)
- Lamson Brothers (Toledo). Lamson's entered bankruptcy and closed in 1976.
- Lasalle & Koch Co. (Toledo), bought by R.H. Macy in 1923; operated under the Lasalle's name until 1981, when Macy consolidated Lasalle's with another division, Macy's Missouri-Kansas, to form Macy's Midwest. Macy sold the former Lasalle's stores to Elder-Beerman of Dayton in 1985.
- Lazarus (Columbus), a founding division of Federated Stores, name change briefly to Lazarus-Macy's and then Macy's in 2005. Operating under that name as of 2009.
- Leader Store (Lima), converted to Elder-Beerman, still operating as of 2009
- The Lion Dry Goods Co. (Toledo), known locally as the Lion Store. Some locations survive as of 2009 with the Dillard's name, following their 1998 purchase of Lion's previous owner, Mercantile Stores Co.
- Mabley & Carew (Cincinnati), unit of Allied Department Stores
- Marting Brothers (Portsmouth), founded 1872, closed 2003 as Ohio's last locally owned major department store (100,000+ sq ft)
- May Company (Cleveland), merger into May's Kaufmann's (Pittsburgh) division and converted to Macy's 2006
- McAlpin's (Cincinnati), unit of Mercantile Stores Co., select locations operating as Dillard's as of 2009
- Millers (Urbana, Ohio) also, Marion, Ohio (closed 1968).
- Morhouse Martin (Columbus, Ohio),
- Mr. Wiggs
- Murphy's Mart
- Neisner's (Lakewood, Ohio)& Warren Village Shopping Center Cleveland, Ohio. Warren Village store burned in 1972, Lakewood store closed in 1978.
- NBC Stores (Norwalk & Bellevue)
- Neville's (Lakewood, Ohio)moved into former Bailey's location in 1965. Liquidated in 1969
- O'Neil's Department Store (Akron), merged into May Company Cleveland, then May's Kaufmann's (Pittsburgh) division, converted to Macy's in 2006
- Ontario's (Columbus) part of Cook United.
- H & S Pogue Co. (Cincinnati), division of Associated Dry Goods. Merged into sister division L. S. Ayres (Indianapolis) in early 1980s, which was converted to Macy's in 2006.
- Polsky's (Akron)
- Rattenberg's, (Utica).
- Rike Kumler Co. (Dayton), division of Federated Department Stores. Briefly merged into sister division John W. Shillito Company (Cincinnati) in early 1980s as Shillito-Rike's.
- Rink's Also operated Bargain City, and Rink's Bargain City stores.
- Ringwalts (Mount Vernon)
- Rudin's (Mount Vernon)
- John Shillito Company (Cincinnati), division of Federated Department Stores. Briefly merged into sister division Rike-Kumler Company (Dayton) in early 1980s as Shillito-Rike's, and then with sister division F&R Lazarus (Columbus). Select locations converted to Macy's 2006.
- Sterling & Welch (Cleveland), later Sterling & Lindner., closed September, 1968
- Stern and Mann (Canton)
- Strouss (Youngstown), division of May Department Stores, merged into May's Kaufmann's (Pittsburgh) division, converted to Macy's 2006
- Sutton & Lightner (Marion, Ohio) and Florida.
- Swallen's (Cincinnati, Ohio)
- The Fashion (Columbus, Ohio), later merged with Morhouse Martins to form "Morhouse Fashion"
- Taylor's (Cleveland) closed in December, 1961. Southgate branch changed to May Company
- Tiedtke's (Toledo)
- Uhler's (Marion, Ohio) Founded as the Uhler Phillips Company. James Phillips left the company following the scandal that linked his wife Carrie Phillips with President Warren G. Harding.
- Uhlman's (Bowling Green), also known as F.W. Uhlman in Ohio, Illinois, Indiana and Michigan
- Uncle Bill's a northeast Ohio chain that was part of Cook United stores.
- Union Company (Columbus), purchased by Cleveland-based *
- Value City Sold by Schottenstein holdings of Columbus, re-branded as Halle's in 1980 and closed in 1983
- Van Leunen's (Cincinnati)
- Ziegler's (Medina) closed in 1990
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