In Annapolis, novelty lighters pulled from shelves
Three hardware stores stopped selling novelty lighters after a fire department official warned about safety issues, according to an article in The Capital.
Some of the lighters looked like toys and are attractive to children, according to the Arundel County Fire Department. Arundel County Executive commended the owners of three stores — Cape True Value, K&B True Value and Stevens Hardware — for pulling the lighers, according to the article.
Obituary: Todd Rabin, Ridgefield Hardware
Todd Rabin, 40, co-owner of Ridgefield Hardware, died on Feb. 5 after a long battle with cancer, according to an obituary in the Ridgefield Press.
Rabin owned the Ridgefield, Conn.. hardware store along with his father, Gerald Rabin. He is survived by his wife and three children.
In 2001, Todd Rabin was recognized as one of the “Young Retailers of the Year” by the North American Retail Hardware Association (NRLA).
Roof collapses at Minnesota hardware store
According to an article in the Echo Press, a Glenwood, Minn., hardware store suffered a collapsed roof last week. Heavy snow accumulation was blamed.
The damage to Wagner Hardware in downtown Glenwood was "quite extensive," according to a police department release.
No one was hurt by the roof collapse, according to the news report.