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By MATTHEW UMSTEAD | matthew.umstead@herald-mail.com | February 14, 2013
An apparent technical problem that prevented Sprint wireless users from dialing 911 to report emergencies in Berkeley and Jefferson counties has been resolved, officials said. Dispatchers who had received 911 calls via Sprint were unable to hear the caller since Thursday afternoon, emergency dispatch officials said. As of 10 p.m. Thursday night, however, service was restored to print wireless users, said officials in both counties. The 911 dispatch center in Jefferson County can be reached at 304-725-8484 and in Berkeley County at 304-263-1330.
NEWS
By MATTHEW UMSTEAD and DAN DEARTH | matthewu@herald-mail.com and dan.dearth@herald-mail.com | July 9, 2013
A technical problem that prevented Sprint cellphone customers from reaching emergency dispatchers on Monday in Berkeley and Jefferson counties in West Virginia when dialing 911 has been resolved, officials said Tuesday. A spokesman for the Jefferson County Emergency Communications Center and a Berkeley County Central Dispatch supervisor said they no longer had the “one-way” audio problem. Washington County Emergency Services also received a number of disrupted calls from Sprint customers, an official said.
NEWS
July 24, 2013
Some Sprint customers in areas of Maryland, central Pennsylvania and Virginia were without cellphone service for about an hour and a half  Wednesday  afternoon, according to a company official.  Communications Manager Crystal Davis said a “software issue” caused the service outage at  noon  in areas of the three states. The issue was resolved and service was being restored by about  1:35 p.m. , Davis said.  Officials with the company had not confirmed wireless outages in Maryland as of  1:40 p.m.   Several Sprint customers in Hagerstown reported a loss of cell phone service to The Herald-Mail.  Davis did not know how many customers were affected or the exact areas of each state affected. 
NEWS
January 13, 2012
The Washington County Sheriff's Office is looking for whoever stole about $9,000 worth of copper from the Sprint tower site in the 16900 block of Virginia Avenue between Hagerstown and Williamsport. The thefts were reported between 10:30 and 11 a.m. Tuesday, according to a sheriff's office news release. Lt. Mark Knight said Friday that the sheriff's office didn't have any suspects. Thieves also recently took copper from cellphone tower sites in Pennsylvania. Pennsylvania State Police reported Wednesday that someone cut through the fence of the Intelos and Shentel communications site in the 14200 block of Rocking Mill Lane in Antrim Township and stole about 324 feet of copper wire.
NEWS
By MATTHEW UMSTEAD | matthewu@herald-mail.com | July 8, 2013
Sprint cellphone customers were unable to reach Berkeley and Jefferson County emergency dispatchers by dialing 911 for much of the day Monday due to a technical problem, officials said. The problem remained unresolved as of 7:30 p.m., but dispatchers were still able to reach the affected callers by immediately calling them back, officials said. The caller can hear the dispatcher who answers the 911 call, but the dispatcher is not able to hear the caller, officials said. The disruption in service did not involve any other mobile phone provider other than Sprint, which was working to resolve the problem that surfaced before noon Monday, officials said.
NEWS
By CHRIS CARTER | April 2, 2008
By CHRIS CARTER chris.carter@herald-mail.com BOONSBORO - The depth of the South Hagerstown boys track team measured 400 meters Tuesday in a quad meet with Williamsport, Clear Spring and host Boonsboro. The Rebels sprinted past the competition, taking the top spots in each of the 100-, 200- and 400-meter runs, as well as the 400 relay team of Jon Gray, Chris Callahan, Ian Anderson and Eric Phillips, en route to a first-place finish with 99 points. Jason Chase won the 100 in 11.3 seconds, Jamal Kirby took the 200 in 23.1 and Anderson won the 400 in 53.7.
NEWS
January 20, 2001
Bulldogs sprint to Mason-Dixon win By DAN SPEARS / Staff Writer CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - The Martinsburg boys basketball team hasn't started quickly this season, struggling with consistency and injuries to leave it hovering around the .500 mark. Michael Ware made sure the Bulldogs wouldn't pull the same trick on Saturday at the Mason-Dixon Shootout. Ware had 20 points and six assists as the Bulldogs raced to a 12-point lead in the first six minutes against Lebanon (Pa.)
BREAKINGNEWS
July 8, 2013
Berkeley and Jefferson County emergency dispatch center officials said they are currently unable to hear 911 callers who are using Sprint cell phone service. The caller, however, is able to hear the dispatcher, who can call the individual back, if necessary, officials said. Sprint is aware of the issue and is working on solving the problem, officials said.   Any person who has Sprint mobile service that needs emergency services should use a landline to call 911.  This problem affects only Sprint customers.
NEWS
October 21, 2005
HAGERSTOWN - Defending Octoberfest champion Fred Rahmer of Salfordville, Pa. and four-time Octoberfest winner Lance Dewease of Fayetteville, Pa. lead the list of early entries for the super sprint portion of the Hagerstown Speedway's Octoberfest 350 on Saturday and Sunday afternoons, Oct. 29 and 30. The annual fall extravaganza brings together the top drivers in the super sprints, the big-block modifieds, the late models and the small-block modifieds...
NEWS
July 2, 1997
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Telephone service in Chambersburg Borough was out for about an hour Tuesday morning. Anyone trying to call or fax into or out of the borough received a busy signal or a recording, said Jordan, a repair representative at Sprint telephone company. Business lines to borough emergency services were down for the hour, but calls to 911 were not affected. "It got fixed pretty quickly," Jordan said, though he didn't know what caused the problem. Phones went out just before 10 a.m. Workers had it fixed by 10:40 a.m., Jordan said.
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NEWS
July 24, 2013
Some Sprint customers in areas of Maryland, central Pennsylvania and Virginia were without cellphone service for about an hour and a half  Wednesday  afternoon, according to a company official.  Communications Manager Crystal Davis said a “software issue” caused the service outage at  noon  in areas of the three states. The issue was resolved and service was being restored by about  1:35 p.m. , Davis said.  Officials with the company had not confirmed wireless outages in Maryland as of  1:40 p.m.   Several Sprint customers in Hagerstown reported a loss of cell phone service to The Herald-Mail.  Davis did not know how many customers were affected or the exact areas of each state affected. 
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NEWS
By MATTHEW UMSTEAD and DAN DEARTH | matthewu@herald-mail.com and dan.dearth@herald-mail.com | July 9, 2013
A technical problem that prevented Sprint cellphone customers from reaching emergency dispatchers on Monday in Berkeley and Jefferson counties in West Virginia when dialing 911 has been resolved, officials said Tuesday. A spokesman for the Jefferson County Emergency Communications Center and a Berkeley County Central Dispatch supervisor said they no longer had the “one-way” audio problem. Washington County Emergency Services also received a number of disrupted calls from Sprint customers, an official said.
BREAKINGNEWS
July 8, 2013
Berkeley and Jefferson County emergency dispatch center officials said they are currently unable to hear 911 callers who are using Sprint cell phone service. The caller, however, is able to hear the dispatcher, who can call the individual back, if necessary, officials said. Sprint is aware of the issue and is working on solving the problem, officials said.   Any person who has Sprint mobile service that needs emergency services should use a landline to call 911.  This problem affects only Sprint customers.
NEWS
By MATTHEW UMSTEAD | matthewu@herald-mail.com | July 8, 2013
Sprint cellphone customers were unable to reach Berkeley and Jefferson County emergency dispatchers by dialing 911 for much of the day Monday due to a technical problem, officials said. The problem remained unresolved as of 7:30 p.m., but dispatchers were still able to reach the affected callers by immediately calling them back, officials said. The caller can hear the dispatcher who answers the 911 call, but the dispatcher is not able to hear the caller, officials said. The disruption in service did not involve any other mobile phone provider other than Sprint, which was working to resolve the problem that surfaced before noon Monday, officials said.
BREAKINGNEWS
By MATTHEW UMSTEAD | matthew.umstead@herald-mail.com | February 14, 2013
An apparent technical problem that prevented Sprint wireless users from dialing 911 to report emergencies in Berkeley and Jefferson counties has been resolved, officials said. Dispatchers who had received 911 calls via Sprint were unable to hear the caller since Thursday afternoon, emergency dispatch officials said. As of 10 p.m. Thursday night, however, service was restored to print wireless users, said officials in both counties. The 911 dispatch center in Jefferson County can be reached at 304-725-8484 and in Berkeley County at 304-263-1330.
LIFESTYLE
October 22, 2012
The City of Hagerstown is hosting a two-mile Spooky Sprint Run/walk at 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27, in Hagerstown. The race starts at Fairgrounds Park, off Cleveland Avenue, Hagerstown, and ends at Bester Elementary School, off South Potomac Street. Award ceremony is at 6 p.m. Costs $20 before Thursday, Oct. 25, or $25 after. Call 240-313-2808.
NEWS
By CALEB CALHOUN | caleb.calhoun@herald-mail.com | August 7, 2012
More than 70 lifeguards from Maryland state parks showed up at Greenbrier State Park Tuesday for the 23rd annual Maryland Park Service Lifeguard Competition. “It's awesome seeing other rangers and lifeguards all together here,” said Cunningham Falls State Park lifeguard Joshua Edwards, 22, of Smithsburg. “This is my second year, and I wanted to come back to enjoy the time with lifeguards from other parks.” Competitors in the event took part in a series of competitions that involved swimming, running and carrying various objects.
SPORTS
By BRETT NIEVES | Staff Correspondent | June 18, 2012
Nathan Wilson continued his 2012 Tour of Washington County success Sunday afternoon as he was crowned winner of the event after the Williamsport Criterium, the final stage of the weekend series. David Bozak won the Williamsport Criterium, but Wilson's overall time for the three stages placed him atop the field. The overall title was the third straight for Wilson, who also won the Mount Hood Cycling Classic in Hood River, Ore., and the Iron Horse Classic in Durango, Colo., before this weekend.
NEWS
January 13, 2012
The Washington County Sheriff's Office is looking for whoever stole about $9,000 worth of copper from the Sprint tower site in the 16900 block of Virginia Avenue between Hagerstown and Williamsport. The thefts were reported between 10:30 and 11 a.m. Tuesday, according to a sheriff's office news release. Lt. Mark Knight said Friday that the sheriff's office didn't have any suspects. Thieves also recently took copper from cellphone tower sites in Pennsylvania. Pennsylvania State Police reported Wednesday that someone cut through the fence of the Intelos and Shentel communications site in the 14200 block of Rocking Mill Lane in Antrim Township and stole about 324 feet of copper wire.
OBITUARIES
January 4, 2012
John P. Ebersole, 80, of Breezewood, Pa., passed away Friday, Dec. 30, 2011, at home. Born Aug. 26, 1931, in Clear Spring, Md., he was the son of the late John A. Ebersole and Lucy Ann (Gordon) Ebersole. He is survived by his son, John F. Ebersole of Big Cove Tannery, Pa.; a daughter, Mary Ann Head and husband, Mike Head, of Hedgesville, W.Va.; a daughter-in-law, Debbie S. Ebersole; his companion, Naomi Smith; six grandchildren, Chris Ebersole and wife, Melanie, of Big Cove Tannery, Scott Ebersole of Big Cove Tannery, Tony Shives of Williamsport, Md., Johnny Ebersole and wife, Megan, of Shippensburg, Pa., Jenny Betts of Lebanon, Pa., and Laurence Ebersole of Big Cove Tannery; and 11 blessed great-grandchildren.
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