71st annual Hancock Halloween parade delights crowds

by Geoff Fox The 71st annual Hancock Rotary Halloween Parade had people lined up along Main Street from Widmeyer Park all the way to Park N Dine last Wednesday evening, October 31.         With temperatures in the 60s, just over 60 entries lined up to give the folks along Main Street a…

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Forney takes Commission seat, Cowles & Trump win new terms in Legislature

Republican political newcomer Sean Forney has won a six-year term on the Morgan County Commission, pushing out former commissioner and Democrat Stacy Schultz in the county’s most contentious political race this cycle. Forney took 4,197 votes in the election while Schultz pulled in 1,828. Unaffiliated Codi Ford, a third candidate for the county seat, came…

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Richard L. Knight

Richard L. Knight 1939-2018 Richard “Dick” Lee Knight, 79, of Hagerstown, Md., went to be with his Lord and Savior, Thursday, November 1, 2018, at the Meritus Medical Center. Born Thursday, April 13, 1939 in Hancock, Md., he was the son of the late George E. Knight and the late Henrietta V. (Snow) Knight. Dick…

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Dale L. Sheppard

Dale L. Sheppard 1968-2018 Dale Lynn Sheppard, 50, of Fayetteville, Pa., passed away unexpectedly Monday evening, October 29, 2018 at his home. Born March 15, 1968 in Berkeley Springs, W.Va., he was the son of Donald Sheppard and the late Charlotte Whisner Sheppard who preceded him in death in October of 2017. He served as…

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Darrell S. Cowgill

Darrell S. Cowgill 1939-2018 Darrell Sheldon Cowgill of Newark, Del., 79, died November 4, 2018 after a battle with cancer. He was born to the late Virginia and Welby Cowgill on April 6, 1939 and was raised in Paw Paw. He was a skilled, self-taught musician who played Bluegrass and Country music. He liked word…

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Donald C. Cross, Sr.

Donald C. Cross, Sr. 1930-2018 Donald Clarence Cross, Sr., 88, of Berkeley Springs, died Monday, October 29, 2018 at his home. Born April 20, 1930 in Everett, Pa., he was the son of the late Frank Edward Youngblood and Mary Banita Rankin Cross Youngblood. He was a Protestant. He graduated from Fort Hill High School in Cumberland, Md.…

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Sheila M. Braithwaite

Sheila M. Braithwaite 1957-2018 Sheila Mae Braithwaite, age 61, died on Monday, November 5, 2018, at her home while under the care of Hospice of the Panhandle. Born October 27, 1957 in Allen Town, Pa., she was the daughter of Robert Howard Dalton and Marcelene Arvella Clark Dalton. She was of the Methodist faith. She attended…

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Sharon K. Fair

Sharon K. Fair 1947-2018 Sharon Kay Fair, 71, of Paw Paw, died Tuesday, October 30, 2018 at her home. She was born February 23, 1947 in Cumberland, Md., she was the daughter of the late Robert and Eula See Myers. She was a registered nurse for 40 years, served on the Mountain Community Health Center Board…

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Maryland woman killed in Friday crash here

A Knoxville, Md. woman died today, Friday, November 2, following a single vehicle accident near Berkeley Springs. According to a press release from Morgan County Sheriff K.C. Bohrer and information from Morgan County 911, the accident happened in the 500 block of Winchester Grade Road (Route 13) shortly before 10:30 a.m. According to Sheriff Bohrer,…

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Chip Shots

by Jim Buzzerd Back in the hunt Heading into last Thursday night’s West Virginia University football game with Baylor, an insider reported that the West Virginia coaching staff felt that the Bears would be the best team the Mountaineers played so far this season. I attempted to ask just where the WVU staff had Iowa…

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