GREENMOUNT — The Firestone Tire and Service Center in the North Carroll Shopping Center closed Aug. 29.
"The economy is bad. Business is slow," manager Fred Onkst said.
The center employed four people and had been open under the Firestone name for six years, he said.
The decision to close the store was made in Akron, Ohio, at the company's corporate headquarters, Onkst said.
"Business was off considerably," he said, adding that he did not know exactly how much sales were off from last year.
The Firestone center in Westminster at the 140 Village Shopping Center will remain open, Onkst said.
STORE HAS A NEW OWNER
WINFIELD -- The former Stem Hardware Store on Liberty Road at SalemBottom Road now is Green's Ace Home Center, having been taken over last May by Donald and Susie Green of Walkersville, Frederick County.
The couple bought the store May 13 from Joe Abell. After extensiveremodeling and expanding some areas, the store is announcing its grand opening.
"One big change in the store is to the Ace Hardware affiliation for better price and product selection," Donald Green said.
Green also expanded the product line in electrical, plumbing, automotive and paint items. Prices on many items are lower than before, he said.
BANK DECLARES DIVIDEND
TANEYTOWN -- The Taneytown Bank and Trust Co. board of directors has declared a third quarter dividend of 14 cents per share to be paid Oct. 12 to stockholders of record Sept. 25.
The bank has437,400 shares issued and outstanding.
Total assets of the bank were $147.2 million and total deposits were $132.8 million as of June 30, 1991.
Taneytown Bank and Trust is headquartered in Taneytown, with six full service branches in Carroll County.