Hancock News

Hancock Little League responds quickly to COVID case

by GEOFF FOX Last Thursday morning, Hancock Little League was notified a parent of two players from the minor and major leagues had tested positive for COVID-19 forcing the closure of the fields at Kirkwood Park to be closed by Mayor Ralph Salvagno and Hancock Little League President Brandon Utermoehlen. Fields have since been reopened. Utermoehlen…

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Chief gives insight to HPD training amid nationwide discourse

by GEOFF FOX   Over the last few months, there has been a call for police to be defunded and an end to police brutality following the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis on May 25. During last month’s town meeting, Hancock Police Chief Jim Robison gave officials and residents an idea what training his…

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Jeffrey L. Spielman

Jeffrey L. Spielman 1949-2020 Jeffrey L. Spielman, age 70, of Hancock, Md., passed away on June 22, 2020 at the Georgetown University Hospital, in Washington, D.C., after a short battle with Lymphoma. Born in Milford, Del., on August 8, 1949, he was the son of the late Donald and Janet Spielman; and the husband of…

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Debora A. Timmons

Debora A. Timmons 1961-2020 Debora Ann Timmons, age 58, of Hagerstown, Md., passed away on Friday, July 3, 2020 at the University of Maryland Medical Center, in Baltimore, Md. B orn September 6, 1961, in Hancock, Md., she was the daughter of Irene (Peck) Ray, of Berkeley Springs, W.Va., and the late Ervin T. Ray;…

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Mona L. True

Mona L. True 1938-2020 Mona L. True, age 82, of Hancock, Md., passed away on Saturday, July 4, 2020 at the Meritus Medical Center, in Hagerstown, Md., after a courageous fight with end-stage kidney failure. Born January 27, 1938, in Warfordsburg, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Curtis Diehl and Hope Hammond, and…

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Randy E. Keefer

Randy E. Keefer 1958-2020 Randy Eugene Keefer, 62, of Hagerstown, Md., died Thursday, June 18, 2020 at Meritus Medical Center in Hagerstown. Born May 26, 1958 in McConnellsburg, Pa., he was the son of Estella Truax Keefer of Berkeley Springs and the late William Keefer. He was a graduate of Hancock High School class of…

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National Park Service seeks input on Paw Paw tunnel rock slide repairs

The National Park Service (NPS) invites public comment through July 25 on a proposal to improve visitor safety near the Paw Paw Tunnel Hollow in Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park. This section of the park, between mile marker 155 and the downstream portal of the Paw Paw Tunnel, has experienced rockfalls and landslides…

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Jeffrey L. Breeden

Jeffrey L. Breeden 1962-2020 Jeffrey Lynn Breeden, age 57, of Warfordsburg, Pa., passed away at his home on Wednesday, June 24, 2020. Born October 29, 1962, in Berkeley Springs, W.Va., he was the son of the late Robert L. Breeden, Sr. and Nancy E. (Wills) Breeden; and the husband, for 36 years, of Janet L.…

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Steven L. Weber

Steven L. Weber 1966-2020 Steven Lynn Weber, age 54, of Berkeley Springs, W.Va., died on Thursday, June 25, 2020 at War Memorial Hospital. Born January 28, 1966 in Berkeley Springs, W.Va., he was the son of the late Ralph Wayne, Sr. and Mary Ellen Corbin Fox. He was a Christian. Steve was a Corporal with the…

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