Merki seeking another term as Bath mayor

Six file for council seats by Trish Rudder Monday, April 12 was the deadline for candidates to file to run for the Bath town council.  As of the end of Monday, the following candidates filed for council positions: Mayor Scott Merki will run again and is running unopposed. Merki has served three terms as mayor.…

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Grand Jury indicts 11 in April term

The Morgan County Grand Jury indicted 11 individuals when they met last Tuesday, April 6 in their April term. Indictments mean members of the Grand Jury determined there was enough evidence against an individual to proceed with a case in Morgan County Circuit Court. Those accused of the crimes will enter pleas of guilt or…

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Hancock election is Monday

Registered voters in the Town of Hancock can vote on Monday, April 19 for two council members and to seat a mayor for the coming term of office. The mayor serves a two-year term and council members serve for four years. Voting will take place on Monday at Hancock Town Hall, located at 126 West…

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Palumbo wins Mary Linn Fox First Year Teacher award

by Kate Evans Paw Paw Schools special education teacher Tessa Palumbo received the Morgan County Schools Mary Linn Fox Memorial Award for First Year Teacher at the March 30 school board meeting. Palumbo has two bachelor’s degrees-one in psychology and the other in elementary/middle school education along with a master’s degree in special education-all from…

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Maryland opens vaccine eligibility to all over 16

All Marylanders 16 and older are eligible for COVID-19 vaccination and can schedule appointments through all providers. Pre-register for an appointment at a mass vaccination site or find a pharmacy, hospital or local health department near you to make an appointment. You can also pre-register by phone through the state’s COVID-19 vaccination support center at…

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Paw Paw groups gear up ideas to boost economic activity, tourism

by Kate Shunney Separate efforts to encourage business activity and expand tourism appeal in Paw Paw exchanged ideas and sought help from the Morgan County Commission last Thursday during a meeting that fell on the 130th anniversary of the town’s incorporation. Commissioners held their monthly meeting at the Paw Paw Town Hall, and invited representatives…

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Streetscapes work, Mozier star to be dedicated at April 24 event

by Trish Rudder Streetscape committee member, Rebecca MacLeod said a “Taste of the Town” event is scheduled for Saturday, April 24 that includes a dedication to Jeanne Mozier and a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Congress Street. At the April 6 Bath Town Council meeting, MacLeod said at 9:30 a.m. there will be an unveiling and dedication…

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Margaret E. Smith

Margaret E. Smith 1934-2021 Margaret Edna (Leake) Smith departed this life on Thursday, April 8, 2021 at the age of 86 in Lakeland, Fla. She was born on November 15, 1934 in Lonaconing, Md., and was the faithful wife of the late Rev. R.D. Smith, Sr. Margaret graduated from the Lonaconing High School in 1952…

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Lucy P. McKinley

Lucy P. McKinley 1923-2021 Lucy Patricia (Pat) McKinley, age 97, of Hagerstown, Md. and formerly of Hancock, Md., passed away on Friday, April 9, 2021 at Ravenwood Nursing Care, in Hagerstown. Born October 10, 1923, in Akron, Ohio, she was the daughter of the late Jay Elmer and Edith May (Baker) Billings; and the foster…

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