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March 28, 2002
Approximately 30 union employees of Allegheny Power conducted an hour-long informational picket Wednesday afternoon at the utility company's Downsville Pike headquarters. "We are hoping to attract the public's attention to some issues we have with the company," said Joe Moser, an area vice president of Utility Workers Union of America Local 102. Moser said those issues include inequities in wage increases, concessions in health care benefits and other factors that caused workers to reject the company's June 2001 contract offer.
NEWS
by Liz Boch | June 15, 2002
lizb@herald-mail.com Allegheny Power is upgrading and installing equipment throughout the Tri-State area to accommodate growth, company spokesman Allen Staggers said. "As new development occurs and our lines are at full capacity, we add," Staggers said. Allegheny Power, Allegheny Energy's power delivery company, provides energy throughout the Tri-State area and in parts of Ohio and Virginia. In Washington County, Allegheny Power is installing a new electrical circuit in Hagerstown's Edgewood area.
NEWS
By ANDREW SCHOTZ | January 16, 2008
ANNAPOLIS - Allegheny Power's president on Tuesday apologized for a light-bulb distribution that went awry, as the utility prepared to personally answer a state regulatory commission's questions about the program. The company sent a pair of energy-saving compact fluorescent light bulbs to each of its 220,000 Maryland residential customers last month. Many customers have said they thought the bulbs were free. A Jan. 7 Herald-Mail story that described an $11.52 surcharge attached to the bulbs triggered a wave of protest from customers and state lawmakers.
NEWS
July 16, 1998
Allegheny Power formally extended its deal with the Hagerstown Suns for naming rights to a new baseball stadium pending the results of a feasibility study, a company spokeswoman said Wednesday. The extension has no specific expiration date, said Allegheny Power spokeswoman Midge Teahan. Hagerstown officials want the $50,000 study done by November, so they can lobby the Western Maryland delegation to the Maryland General Assembly before the legislative session starts in January.
NEWS
November 6, 1997
Allegheny Power says be beware of imposters Impostors posing as Allegheny Power employees have showed up at homes throughout the electric company's service area in recent weeks, company officials said Thursday. "All Allegheny Power employees, including linemen, meter readers and right-of-way maintenance personnel, carry the same type of company photo identification card," said Jim Haney, director of operations services, in a statement. Haney stated that employees are trained to show the ID card upon request.
NEWS
September 15, 1997
By KERRY LYNN FRALEY Staff Writer Allegheny Power has formed an unregulated subsidiary to compete for retail customers' energy supply business in the coming era of deregulation, according to a company spokesman. The new company - Allegheny Energy Solutions Inc. - will find its first group of prospective customers among Pennsylvanians who will get to choose their electric supplier under a pilot program beginning Nov. 1, said spokesman John Vincze. The company is poised to start selling electrical power to the program's approximately 278,000 initial participants, including about 30,000 of Allegheny Power's current customers, he said.
NEWS
by JULIE E. GREENE | August 20, 2003
Allegheny Energy has named another new high-ranking executive. Joseph H. Richardson will become president of Allegheny's energy delivery business, Allegheny Power, on Aug. 25, according to a company news release. Richardson has been president and chief executive officer of Global Energy Group since 2002, the release states. Global Energy develops and patents technology to improve energy efficiency. Before that, Richardson served as president, chief executive officer and chief operating officer of Florida Power Corp.
NEWS
January 9, 1997
Allegheny Power has launched a new customer service hotline good for all its customers in five states. Customers can now call 1-800-ALLEGHENY 24 hours a day with any question about service. Spokeswoman Midge Teahan said the company decided to merge its customer service operations after merging with two subsidiaries in September. "We felt strongly that the best way to serve our customers was to have a centralized location," she said. "We took three centers and turned it into one state-of-the-art center.
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OBITUARIES
April 22, 2013
William H. Snyder Jr., 78, of Grand Island, Fla., passed away on April 12, 2013.  He was born in Williamsport, Md., to the late William H. Snyder Sr. and the late Bessie Lee Snyder. William attended Hagerstown High School and was a veteran having served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He was a member of American Legion Post 211 of Funkstown, Md. William was retired from Potomac Edison Company (currently Allegheny Power). He was of Lutheran faith. William is survived by his loving wife of 57 years, Delores M. Snyder; daughters, Kimberly Snyder, Diana Gift and son-in-law, Earl Gift and granddaughter, Mikaela Gift and is also survived by brothers, Gary Snyder, Danny Snyder and sister, Connie Pearman.
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OPINION
April 17, 2013
“Has anybody else besides me noticed that these moderators on these programs that ask their guests questions, when they don't get the answer they want, they interrupt the guest and they go on and tell them what they think? And the people who do it the most are the Republicans. ... I think that is very, very, very rude.” - Falling Waters, W.Va. “I'm thankful that we are only having trash pickup once a week, but we are increasing our curbside recycling to once a week, and thus saving the town almost $38,000 this year.
OBITUARIES
By JANET HEIM | janeth@herald-mail.com | January 19, 2013
Donald “Don” Burley is remembered by his family as a man who touched the lives of many through his quiet, humble ways. His community involvement and volunteer efforts were done to help others, not for recognition or fanfare. Don was the second of H. Marsh and Alice Burley's four children. He grew up in Worthington, W.Va., with loving parents and not realizing they were poor. “He allowed that level of poverty to change him in a good way,” said daughter Julie White of Wichita, Kan. “He grew up in a multicultural community where he loved everyone.” In high school, Don played football, basketball and baseball and was in the marching band, joining the band for the halftime show in his football uniform with his trumpet.
OBITUARIES
October 20, 2012
Robert Brevoort Murdock, 80, of 18717 Dover Drive in Hagerstown, Md., died Friday, Oct. 19, 2012, at Washington Hospital Center in Washington, D.C., due to complications following valve replacement surgery. Born Aug. 4, 1932, in Pittsburgh, Pa., he was the son of the late Robert Raymond Murdock and Emily Brevoort Murdock. A 1950 graduate of West View High School in Pittsburgh, he later graduated from the University of Chicago College in 1952 and from the University of Chicago Law School in 1955.
OBITUARIES
October 11, 2012
Donald Lee Oberholzer, 77, of 302 Radcliffe Ave., Hagerstown, Md., died Thursday, Oct. 11, 2012 at his home. Born Dec. 27, 1934, in Washington County, Md., he was the son of the late Jacob Shank and Annie Florence Wilkinson Oberholzer. He graduated from Hagerstown High School, class of 1952. He served in the U.S. Army. He was employed as a field coordinator with Allegheny Power. He was a life member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church. He  was a member of BPO Elks 378, AMVETS Post 10, Red Men 84 of Williamsport, Moose Lodge of Waynesboro, Waynesboro American Legion 15, and Potomac Edison 4 Runners.
NEWS
By C.J. LOVELACE | cj.lovelace@herald-mail.com | February 24, 2012
High winds that have already brought some power outages to the Tri-State area were expected to subside late Friday night, although windy conditions could continue today, forecasters said. Sustained winds out of the west of 20 to 30 mph with gusts up to 50 mph were expected until a high wind advisory expired at midnight Friday, said meteorologist Heather Sheffield of the National Weather Service office in Sterling, Va. “Winds should start to diminish after midnight,” Sheffield said.
NEWS
October 29, 2011
Thousands of Allegheny Power customers across the Tri-State are without power late Saturday morning as a heavy, wet snow continues to fall, turning roadways to slush. In Washington County, the largest power outages were affecting customers in Knoxville, Md. and Williamsport, Md., according to Allegheny Power's Outage Management System. Both were caused by trouble on the main line. Other major outages were affecting customers in Greencastle, Pa., Martinsburg, W.Va. More than half an inch of accumulated snow had fallen in Hagerstown by 11:45 a.m., according to Greg Keefer's weather station website, www.i4weather.net .
NEWS
August 15, 2011
Thunderstorms that passed through the Tri-State area Sunday night closed roads in Washington County and knocked out power to hundreds in the area, authorities said. Garretts Mill Road, and Brownsville Road at Kaetzel Road in southern Washington County were closed Sunday night due to storm debris, a 911 dispatcher said. The roads had been cleared by Monday morning, a Washington County Emergency Services dispatcher said shortly after 6 a.m. The storm also knocked out power to hundreds of properties in Franklin County, Pa. At 8:50 p.m., 853 West Penn Power customers, most of them in the Waynesboro, Pa., area, were without electricity, according to Allegheny Power's outage management system.
OBITUARIES
August 15, 2011
DEC. 8, 1941-AUG. 14, 2011 Ralph Gerald Baker Jr., 69, of Williamsport, Md., died Sunday, Aug. 14, 2011, at Meritus Medical Center near Hagerstown, Md. Born Dec. 8, 1941, in Bloomsburg, Pa., to the late Ralph Gerald Sr. and Vera Follmer Baker. He was a 1959 graduate of Bloomsburg High School. He received his Associate of Arts degree from Penn State University in State College, Pa. He was employed by Allegheny Power, Hagerstown, for more than 35 years until his retirement.
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