March 12, 2013
A Verizon spokeswoman said Tuesday that the company is conducting an investigation to review, among other things, communication between Verizon and the Washington County 911 call center in response to an incident in which the phones went down for about 15 minutes Sunday afternoon. Bardona Woods, director of communications for Washington County Emergency Services, said Tuesday that Verizon called hours before the phones went out at the 911 center to alert personnel about a circuit problem in Cumberland, Md., that had the potential to cause problems in Washington County.
July 20, 2012
Jan Hargest's goldfish floated upside down in its aquarium Thursday morning, the day after Hargest's Donnybrook Drive home lost electric power in the wake of Wednesday's storm. She said the electronic filtration system in the fish's water needed to be operational to help it breathe. “We're losing our food in the refrigerator,” Hargest said. “I'm worried about my fish. We still don't have power.” Hargest and about 220 other Potomac Edison customers in Washington County didn't have power as Thursday at 10:40 a.m., according to Potomac Edison's website.
June 11, 2012
Since 2010, when Frontier Communications assumed landline phone service from Verizon, about 96 percent of West Virginia households and businesses, including those in the Eastern Panhandle, have enjoyed broadband Internet access, U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin said Monday. Manchin, D-W.Va., joined Frontier officials at a brief press conference at the Clarion Hotel and Conference Center in Shepherdstown to explain how Frontier expanded broadband across the state. Paul Espinosa, area general manager for Frontier, said the company continues to bring the faster Internet service to Berkeley County areas that previously lacked it. It is now available in Martinsburg on Rock Cliff Drive, Tavern Road, Gloucester Drive, Harris Way, Artisan Way and neighboring areas, he said.
September 13, 2011
A tractor-trailer knocked over a telephone pole Tuesday afternoon on Big Pool Road just north of I-70, CPL Jim Grinnan of the Maryland State Police said. Nobody was injured. The accident happened when the tractor-trailer was turning around in front of 11023 Big Pool Road and caught a wire on the northbound side of the road, causing the telephone pole to be knocked over, Grinnan said. Wires were down on both sides of the road. Police responded to the accident at 11:12 a.m. Tuesday and blocked off Big Pool Road at the 11000 block.
August 16, 2011
Six Verizon employees were picketing Tuesday morning outside the company facility at 223 E. Memorial Blvd. in Hagerstown. Joe Brant, an engineering assistant for Verizon, said striking workers would be picketing for as long as it took for them to get a fair contract. Members of the Communications Workers of America Local 2105 have been protesting there since Aug. 8, joining employees picketing Verizon locations from Massachusetts to Virginia. They plan to picket every Monday through Friday between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. There were approximately 55 picketers the first day, according to a previous story in The Herald-Mail.
June 17, 2011
A vehicle hit a wire on a utility pole at the Sharpsburg Park and Ride Friday afternoon, according to the Maryland State Police. Nobody was injured, a state trooper said. The vehicle was driveable, but Verizon had to fix the wire, according to the trooper. The incident did not affect traffic. The incident happened at 12:50 p.m., and the scene was cleared at 1:05p.m., the trooper said.
December 28, 2010
After months of dormancy, the former Hollywood Video space in the Waynesboro Walmart shopping complex is buzzing and ringing again. Cellular Sales, an authorized premium Verizon wireless retailer, moved into the spacious location off Washington Township Boulevard and opened its doors for business on Dec. 21, according to Tommy Lucas, regional director for the company. "We're very excited to be in the Waynesboro community," Lucas said Tuesday. The proximity to Walmart and Lowe's makes for a prime location for area shopping traffic, but the size of the store was also a big selling point for the company, Lucas said.
December 23, 2010
JUNE 6, 1934-DEC. 21, 2010 Jane Virginia Forrest, 76, of 20928 San Mar Road, Boonsboro, Md., died on Tuesday, Dec. 21, 2010, at Meritus Medical Center near Hagerstown. Born June 6, 1934 in Benevola, Md., she was the daughter of the late Leroy E. Harshman Sr. and Evelyn L. Cole Harshman. She was retired from Verizon after 43 years of service. She was a member of Beaver Creek Christian Church. She was a member of Telephone Pioneers of America and Amateur Trap Shooting Association.
December 17, 2010
Be aware of charges on your telephone bill To the editor: My residential telephone company is Verizon. On the current bill, there is a $6.10 charge for “Other Providers” in the New Charges section under the Quick Bill Summary on page 1. On the prior month’s bill, there was a $13.45 charge for “Other Providers” in the New Charges section under the Quick Bill Summary on page 1. On page...
October 14, 2009
COLLEGE HOOPS The Hagerstown Community College men's basketball team will play Harford Community College at the Verizon Center in Washington on Nov. 18 at 3 p.m., before the Washington Wizards face the Cleveland Cavaliers at 7. Upper-level tickets are on sale for $40 for both games. Tickets to see the HCC/Harford game only will not be sold. To buy tickets, visit the Web site www.verizoncenter.com/wiz/hccvshcc and use the special offer code "hccvshcc. " For more information, contact Steve Zarick at 202-661-5050, ext. 3858, or by e-mail at szarick@washsports.