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May 15, 2013
Hagerstown police said a man with a handgun robbed the Weis supermarket Tuesday night on Shank Farm Way. The man entered the store shortly after 9 p.m., approached a clerk working at an ATM and announced a robbery, according to a police department news release. The robber told the clerk to open the ATM and remove the money inside. Police said the man fled the store with an unknown amount of cash. No one was injured during the robbery. Anyone with information may call police at 301-790-3700.
NEWS
December 16, 2008
A clerk at ALDI supermarket at 565 Dual Highway in Hagerstown was pushed from her register and all the money was taken from the drawer in a strong-arm robbery Monday night, a Hagerstown Police Department spokesman said. Police were called to the store at 7:40 p.m. The incident began when two men approached the clerk as if they were going to pay for some merchandise, said Lt. Mark Holtzman. After the theft, the men fled out of the store toward Cleveland Avenue, Holtzman said.
NEWS
April 24, 2012
A Smithsburg man who was struck by a pickup truck Sunday in the parking lot of the Food Lion supermarket on Jefferson Boulevard has died, Maryland State Police said Tuesday. George Bargmann, 58, of Smithsburg, died Tuesday at Meritus Medical Center, Maryland State Police Cpl. P.A. Martin said. The incident occurred at about 12:30 p.m., when Bargmann was struck by a Ford pickup as he was walking in the Food Lion parking lot at 22401 Jefferson Blvd., according to a state police news release.
NEWS
by Pepper Ballard | August 31, 2005
HAGERSTOWN pepperb@herald-mail.com Giant Eagle on West Hillcrest Road in Hagerstown will close Sept. 24, due to low sales, a corporate supermarket spokesman said in a written release. Rob Borella, director of corporate communications for Giant Eagle Inc., said, "The decision to close one of our supermarkets is always difficult. Despite ongoing promotional efforts focused on providing customers great values, our Hagerstown supermarket was not generating the sales volume necessary to operate profitably.
NEWS
July 29, 1997
By LISA GRAYBEAL Staff Writer, Chambersburg CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - After a decade's absence, Weis Market is coming back to town with a new superstore and 100 full- and part-time jobs, according to officials with the chain. The store is scheduled to open around November on Wayne Avenue. The new 53,000-square-foot store, being built close to the Interstate 81 overpass across from the Kmart shopping plaza and the Giant supermarket, replaces the former Weis store on Lincoln Way East, which closed in 1987.
NEWS
January 6, 1998
Fourth Food Lion part of grocery growth in Pa. By LISA GRAYBEAL Staff Writer, Chambersburg CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Commercial growth is moving west of Chambersburg with the construction of a Food Lion supermarket in a new strip mall on Lincoln Way West in Hamilton Township. The 37,000-square-foot grocery store, expected to employ between 60 and 65 full- and part-time workers, will be among three or four other smaller stores to occupy the so-called West Side Plaza, according to Michael K. Kessinger, Hamilton Township supervisor chairman.
NEWS
September 14, 2000
Couple's suit says they did not steal By KIMBERLY YAKOWSKI / Staff Writer A Hagerstown couple who say they were falsely accused of shoplifting a bottle of aspirin on Christmas Eve 1999 are suing a supermarket for $400,000, according to court documents. Eugene and Diane Simmons, of 16208 National Pike in Hagerstown, filed suit against County Market at 835 W. Hillcrest Road in Hagerstown Wednesday, alleging defamation, simple assault, false imprisonment and punitive damages.
NEWS
December 22, 1998
photo and story: Associated Press 'Tis the season to celebrate with family and friends, share holiday hospitality and memorable menus. But who has the time? You do. Time-pressured but savvy holiday hosts know that casual, impromptu entertaining can be festive and fun - and delicious. The secret to a bountiful buffet that sparkles with savory flavors and perfect presentation is the supermarket. Everything you need from decorations to dessert is there in one convenient stop.
NEWS
July 12, 2006
Week of July 9, 1956 Police receive all kinds of complaints from citizens who are irritated over such matters as barking dogs, noisy children, ball-playing boys, drunks, brawling neighbors, reckless motorists, loud radios and televisions. In most cases they can take action to halt the cause of complaint. But this week a complaint was received that had the officers stumped. A resident of South Mulberry Street telephoned police to complain about a rooster crowing somewhere in the neighborhood at 7 o'clock in the morning.
NEWS
September 12, 1997
By DON AINES Staff Writer, Martinsburg MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - After two weeks in Washington, D.C., a delegation of fruit growers and processors from Russia and other former Soviet republics left theories of market economics behind to see how agribusinesses here makes and distributes products. Eighteen foreign executives were in the Eastern Panhandle Thursday touring orchards, food packing and processing plants and supermarkets. Consultant Alexander Chervakov was interested in seeing how American businesses package and markets their products.
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May 15, 2013
Hagerstown police said a man with a handgun robbed the Weis supermarket Tuesday night on Shank Farm Way. The man entered the store shortly after 9 p.m., approached a clerk working at an ATM and announced a robbery, according to a police department news release. The robber told the clerk to open the ATM and remove the money inside. Police said the man fled the store with an unknown amount of cash. No one was injured during the robbery. Anyone with information may call police at 301-790-3700.
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NEWS
April 24, 2012
A Smithsburg man who was struck by a pickup truck Sunday in the parking lot of the Food Lion supermarket on Jefferson Boulevard has died, Maryland State Police said Tuesday. George Bargmann, 58, of Smithsburg, died Tuesday at Meritus Medical Center, Maryland State Police Cpl. P.A. Martin said. The incident occurred at about 12:30 p.m., when Bargmann was struck by a Ford pickup as he was walking in the Food Lion parking lot at 22401 Jefferson Blvd., according to a state police news release.
NEWS
November 8, 2011
Food Lion will open its new store near the Interstate 81 exit for Marlowe and Falling Waters, W.Va., tomorrow morning, the supermarket chain announced Tuesday. The grand opening festivities at 78 Worchester Drive in the Riverside Marketplace shopping center are scheduled to start at 7:45 a.m. with a ribbon-cutting ceremony. The company said it created 60 jobs with the opening of the store, which is the ninth Food Lion in the Eastern Panhandle. “The first 200 customers to enter the store Wednesday will receive a free Food Lion reusable bag filled with store brand products,” company spokesman Benny L. Smith said in a news release.
NEWS
December 16, 2008
A clerk at ALDI supermarket at 565 Dual Highway in Hagerstown was pushed from her register and all the money was taken from the drawer in a strong-arm robbery Monday night, a Hagerstown Police Department spokesman said. Police were called to the store at 7:40 p.m. The incident began when two men approached the clerk as if they were going to pay for some merchandise, said Lt. Mark Holtzman. After the theft, the men fled out of the store toward Cleveland Avenue, Holtzman said.
NEWS
May 16, 2008
Shoppers in Tri-State-area Giant Food Stores and Martin's Food Markets contributed $38,000 to 16 local schools through this year's A+ School Rewards program. Receiving checks Friday afternoon at Martin's on Wesel Boulevard were representatives from Eastern, Fountaindale, Funkstown, Greenbrier, Lincolnshire, Maugansville, Pangborn, Paramount and Williamsport elementary schools, Boonsboro Middle School, North Hagerstown High School, Grace Academy, Heritage Academy and St. Mary School.
NEWS
By Cynthia Held, MS, RD, LDN | October 16, 2007
Have you scrutinized your grocery cart contents lately? Perhaps the time is right with the typical supermarket containing more than 35,000 foods on its shelves. The trend is more products, more grocery stores, and with this comes countless decisions. Apparently, we are in a state of confusion about which are the most appropriate food choices, since government studies indicate two-thirds of Americans are overweight or obese. The adage "you are what you eat" should be prefaced by "you are what you purchase.
NEWS
by CANDICE BOSELY | October 15, 2006
Ted Anderson spent the night of Oct. 15, 1986, crammed into a room with seven other cops in an out-of-the-way Virginia hotel. One officer spent the night in a bathtub and several lay on the floor. Anderson didn't sleep at all. Early the next morning, a Thursday, a caravan of about 100 police vehicles - including Anderson's - made its way up Interstate 81 into Martinsburg, where the largest drug bust in the town's history took place as most of the dealers were still sleeping.
NEWS
July 12, 2006
Week of July 9, 1956 Police receive all kinds of complaints from citizens who are irritated over such matters as barking dogs, noisy children, ball-playing boys, drunks, brawling neighbors, reckless motorists, loud radios and televisions. In most cases they can take action to halt the cause of complaint. But this week a complaint was received that had the officers stumped. A resident of South Mulberry Street telephoned police to complain about a rooster crowing somewhere in the neighborhood at 7 o'clock in the morning.
NEWS
by Pepper Ballard | August 31, 2005
HAGERSTOWN pepperb@herald-mail.com Giant Eagle on West Hillcrest Road in Hagerstown will close Sept. 24, due to low sales, a corporate supermarket spokesman said in a written release. Rob Borella, director of corporate communications for Giant Eagle Inc., said, "The decision to close one of our supermarkets is always difficult. Despite ongoing promotional efforts focused on providing customers great values, our Hagerstown supermarket was not generating the sales volume necessary to operate profitably.
NEWS
by JULIE E. GREENE | September 13, 2003
julieg@herald-mail.com When Davis' Meat Market closes its doors on Sept. 20, it will be the customers Floyd Davis will miss the most. But, the 53-year-old meat cutter also will miss his craft. "I think I was pretty good at it," Davis said. "It's a lot more of an art than people realize. " There are many cuts of meat, and more are being sold, Davis said. He considers himself a student who is still learning. When supermarket meat departments sell a new cut, Davis often has to learn it to fill customers' orders.
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