Hancock News

Town to sponsor second police officer in academy

by Geoff Fox In an effort to boost the Hancock Police Department to four full time officers, the Town of Hancock is sponsoring two officers through police academy with the condition that they work as Hancock Police officers for at least three years. Right now, the town has two full time officers – Chief Rick…

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Mary C. Crouse

Mary C. Crouse 1930-2019 Mary Catherine Elizabeth “Bette” Crouse, age 88, of Hancock, Md., passed away on Saturday, March 16, 2019 at the Ravenwood Nursing Care Center, in Hagerstown, Md. Born in Hancock, Md., on August 15, 1930, she was the daughter of the late Thomas and Hazel (Myers) Vantz, and the widow of Robert…

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Trial for man accused of Hancock man’s murder delayed

by Geoff Fox A trial scheduled for this past Monday, March 11, for one of the three people accused of murdering Hancock resident Edward Gilhart in 2016 has been continued, according to Franklin County District Attorney Matthew Fogal. Fogal said the trial for Ryan Horton, 30, has been delayed and a pretrial conference is scheduled…

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Police investigate Fulton thefts

by Geoff Fox Police are looking for suspects who allegedly took part of a vehicle in Needmore and a purse from a Warfordsburg woman’s vehicle. According to Pennsylvania State Police, sometime between February 24 and March 5, a suspect stole a T-top from a 1999 Chevrolet Camaro from a location along Black Bear Road in…

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As building takes shape, so do ideas for Martha’s House

          by Geoff Fox Since its inception a few years ago, the plans for Martha’s House have been geared toward the youth of Hancock. But what kind of activities has been in question. Interfaith Service Coalition (ISC) Director Deb Cohill has been asking for community input for the last two or…

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Maci Renee Donaldson

Infant Maci Renee Donaldson, of Hancock, Md., passed away on March 10, 2019 at the Meritus Medical Center, in Hagerstown, Md. Born March 10, 2019, she was the daughter of Candian E. Manning, of Hancock, and Wes. H. Donaldson, of Fairfield, Pa. She is survived by three sisters, Bella K. and Bailee F. Donaldson, and…

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Willard L. Mellott

Willard L. Mellott 1926-2019 Willard L. Mellott, 92, of Needmore, Pa., died Wednesday, March 6, 2019 at Fulton County Medical Center, McConnellsburg, Pa. He was born May 24, 1926 in Thompson Township, Pa., the son of the late Jessie Garland and Blair Mellott. He was the widower of Naomi R. Sipes Mellott whom he married on July…

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Paul J. Hofe

Paul J. Hofe 1936-2019 Paul J. Hofe, 82, passed away on Tuesday, March 5, 2019 at his home. Born April 16, 1936 in Little Orleans, Md., he was the son of the late Henry Jackson and Venona Rosalie McCusker Hofe. He was a graduate of Flintstone High School. He had served with the US Army…

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