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October 1, 1992
You can count each summer on the roses budding, the pools opening and, in the Columbia village of Hickory Ridge, the local Wawa becoming a night-time hangout for youths.In past years, the problems at the convenience store were mostly of the nuisance variety: an occasional fight, some shoplifting, an elderly person would feel menaced by the boisterous youths who congregate there. But the incidents tended not to be too serious. Cooler weather would arrive and the young crowds would disappear.
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AEGIS STAFF REPORT | September 5, 2013
Harford County sheriff's deputies are looking for a person to question in connection with a credit card stolen during a burglary. The card was stolen from a home in Bel Air that was broken into sometime between Aug. 22 and 23. The card was used Aug. 23 at the gas pump at Wawa on Route 22 near the intersection of Route 543 in Bel Air. It was used again in Richmond, Va., and in Malvern, Pa. Deputies have surveillance pictures of a man who was...
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By Erin Texeira and Erin Texeira,SUN STAFF | March 4, 1997
Real estate agents have reduced the price of the site of a former Wawa Food Market in east Columbia but are still struggling -- after nearly two years -- to find a tenant.Robert A. Freedman, of Corridor Commercial Real Estate Group, said he is surprised the property in the Thunder Hill neighborhood of Oakland Mills village has not sold. "We are actively marketing the site, but it is simply not a corner location at a crowded intersection on a main road," he said. "Ten or 15 years ago, this was a tremendous location.
NEWS
August 1, 2013
Aberdeen Aberdeen police reports: Vandalism was reported Tuesday in the 600 block of Holly Circle. A credit card was stolen and used at Royal Farms, in the 1000 block of Middleton Road, on Tuesday. Several people were fighting outside Wawa, in the 200 block of North Philadelphia Boulevard, on Tuesday. Someone refused to pay cab fare at the Travelodge, in the 800 block of West Bel Air Avenue, on Wednesday. Maryland State Police and Sheriff's Office reports: Aaron J. Sierak, 22, of the 1000 block of Bennett Road, was charged Tuesday with obstructing and hindering, and resisting arrest.
BUSINESS
By KNIGHT RIDDER/TRIBUNE | April 25, 2006
PHILADELPHIA -- With food and beverage sales growing, Wawa Inc. is facing a challenge. "We want to be unique," the convenience-store chain's chief executive officer, Howard B. Stoeckel, said, but that's not easy when "everyone sells everything." Some McDonald's are venturing into traditional convenience-store territory by staying open 24 hours a day, Stoeckel said. This blurring of boundaries - it's as easy to run to a drugstore as a convenience store for a gallon of milk - is prompting Wawa and other retailers to fight for space in consumers' minds and budgets.
NEWS
By Peter Jensen and Peter Jensen,SUN STAFF | December 31, 1996
A major convenience store chain has stopped selling Maryland lottery tickets, but officials don't expect the decision to have much impact on state revenue.Wawa food stores discontinued lottery sales in Maryland, Delaware and Pennsylvania on Friday. The 496-store chain, which is based in suburban Philadelphia, sold tickets in 62 stores, including 17 in Maryland.Lori Bruce, a Wawa spokeswoman, said company officials wanted outlets to put greater emphasis on food sales and quicker transactions.
NEWS
By Alisa Samuels and Alisa Samuels,SUN STAFF | December 13, 1995
Months after a fire prompted Wawa Food Market officials to close their store in East Columbia's Thunder Hill neighborhood, the site remains vacant -- with no interested buyers."
NEWS
By Shanon D. Murray and Shanon D. Murray,Sun Staff Writer | August 2, 1995
Thunder Hill residents chided Columbia officials last night for their lack of enthusiasm in getting a convenience store for their neighborhood after arson destroyed a Wawa Food Market in April.About 25 residents met with representatives of the Wawa, Pa.-based convenience store chain, the Columbia Association, the Columbia Council and the Rouse Co. at a community meeting to discuss prospects for the half-acre site at Log Cabin and and Thunder Hill roads.At the meeting at the Other Barn community center in Oakland Mills, some Thunder Hill residents sought signs of hope that Wawa would rebuild the store, despite being told otherwise three months ago."
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By Jamal E. Watson and Jamal E. Watson,SUN STAFF | September 24, 1999
Responding to a rash of robberies at a popular WaWa Food Markets in Savage, store officials announced yesterday they would close the mini-market for good late last night.The news distressed a number of residents, who say there isn't another convenience store nearby. "I don't think this is good at all for our community," said William B. Waff, president of the Savage Community Association and a longtime resident.Over a five-month period this year, the store, in the 9000 block of Baltimore St. in the historic section of Savage, has been robbed five times, with bandits usually making off with several hundred dollars, police said.
NEWS
By Mark Guidera and Mark Guidera,Staff Writer | September 30, 1992
If you ask Jane Parrish, the last straw was the shotgun blast that shattered a quiet August night and a front window at the Wawa Food Market on Hickory Ridge Road."
NEWS
April 1, 2007
The Harford County Development Advisory Committee serves as a forum for the review of subdivision and site plans submitted to the Department of Planning and Zoning by those seeking building permits. The committee will review the following proposals at 9 a.m. Wednesday in the second-floor conference room of the Harford County government building, 220 S. Main St., Bel Air: Lands of Wilbur Iley et al Lots 5-11 & Revised Lot 2 Location: East side of Grier Nursery Road, south of Street Road.
BUSINESS
By KNIGHT RIDDER/TRIBUNE | April 25, 2006
PHILADELPHIA -- With food and beverage sales growing, Wawa Inc. is facing a challenge. "We want to be unique," the convenience-store chain's chief executive officer, Howard B. Stoeckel, said, but that's not easy when "everyone sells everything." Some McDonald's are venturing into traditional convenience-store territory by staying open 24 hours a day, Stoeckel said. This blurring of boundaries - it's as easy to run to a drugstore as a convenience store for a gallon of milk - is prompting Wawa and other retailers to fight for space in consumers' minds and budgets.
NEWS
February 1, 2006
Repeal is sought on gas-cost control Hoping to reduce prices at the pump, a group of Republican delegates is trying to repeal a state law prohibiting below-cost gasoline sales. Proponents of the repeal said in a hearing yesterday that the government shouldn't regulate prices, and that free-market competition will benefit consumers. During the spike in gas prices after Hurricane Katrina last fall, Maryland gas prices were among the highest in the nation, according to AAA surveys. "This bill would lower gas prices for all Marylanders," said Del. Warren E. Miller, a Howard County Republican who is the measure's chief sponsor.
BUSINESS
By Ted Shelsby and Ted Shelsby,SUN STAFF | June 27, 2001
Gasoline prices in the metro area are falling - but not this low. Gilbert Hunt could hardly believe his eyes yesterday morning when he rounded the curve on U.S. 1, just south of the Conowingo Dam, and saw the $1.339-a-gallon gas signs at the Royal Farms store near the Harford County town of Dublin. The Wilmington, Del., construction worker had detoured from Interstate 95 to avoid a traffic jam. "This is great. That accident saved me nearly $10," he said after filling the tank of his Ford Expedition.
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By Jamal E. Watson and Jamal E. Watson,SUN STAFF | September 24, 1999
Responding to a rash of robberies at a popular WaWa Food Markets in Savage, store officials announced yesterday they would close the mini-market for good late last night.The news distressed a number of residents, who say there isn't another convenience store nearby. "I don't think this is good at all for our community," said William B. Waff, president of the Savage Community Association and a longtime resident.Over a five-month period this year, the store, in the 9000 block of Baltimore St. in the historic section of Savage, has been robbed five times, with bandits usually making off with several hundred dollars, police said.
NEWS
By Lisa Respers and Lisa Respers,SUN STAFF | June 2, 1999
A Harford County grand jury yesterday handed down the long-expected indictment of a man accused of shooting two Aberdeen convenience store workers to death during a botched robbery in March.Waylon Tenoco Wesley, of the 800 block of Juniata St. in Havre de Grace, is charged with two counts of first-degree murder in the slayings of Melissa Pennington, 18, and Nancy Atkinson, 31, both of Aberdeen.Officials said Wesley -- who has been in custody since March 21 at the Harford County Detention Center on unrelated charges -- could face the death penalty if convicted in the slayings.
BUSINESS
By Ted Shelsby and Ted Shelsby,SUN STAFF | June 27, 2001
Gasoline prices in the metro area are falling - but not this low. Gilbert Hunt could hardly believe his eyes yesterday morning when he rounded the curve on U.S. 1, just south of the Conowingo Dam, and saw the $1.339-a-gallon gas signs at the Royal Farms store near the Harford County town of Dublin. The Wilmington, Del., construction worker had detoured from Interstate 95 to avoid a traffic jam. "This is great. That accident saved me nearly $10," he said after filling the tank of his Ford Expedition.
NEWS
By Lisa Respers and Lisa Respers,SUN STAFF | May 6, 1999
Harford County authorities have charged a Bel Air man as an accessory to murder in the aftermath of the March 1 killings of two Wawa convenience store workers in Aberdeen, saying he helped a man who has yet to be charged in the case.Laidley Elphic, 23, was being held without bail in the Harford County Detention Center yesterday on charges that authorities say are related to the fatal shootings of Melissa Pennington, 18, and Nancy Atkinson, 31, both of Aberdeen.Elphic is accused of aiding and abetting Waylon Tenoco Wesley, 26, of Havre de Grace, who is named in Elphic's indictment but has not been charged in the Wawa deaths.
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BY A SUN STAFF WRITER | March 19, 1999
A pair of dogwood trees were planted yesterday in memory of two women gunned down in a convenience store in Aberdeen this month in what police are investigating as a botched robbery.Friends and relatives gathered at the Wawa store for the tree planting, sponsored by company officials, in memory of employees Melissa Pennington, 18, and Nancy Atkinson, 31. The two were shot to death March 1 in a crime that shocked the tight-knit community of Aberdeen.The store, in the 200 block of N. Philadelphia Blvd.
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