Hancock News

Paving will impact Hancock streets

by Geoff Fox The Maryland State Highway Administration will be paving Main Street this week, starting today, Wednesday, November 6, from Hancock Middle-Senior High School on West Main Street to approximately the vicinity of Park N Dine on East Main Street. The project is expected to take three weeks to complete. Parking is prohibited on…

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Louis Aloysius “Lou” Houff, Jr.

Louis Aloysius “Lou” Houff, Jr. 1936-2019 Louis Aloysius “Lou” Houff, Jr., age 83, passed away peacefully on Saturday, October 26, 2019, in Memphis, Tenn. Born in Clifton Forge, Va., on February 5, 1936, he was the eldest son of the late Dr. Louis A. Houff, Sr. and Ethel (Bartlett) Houff. He was a 1959 graduate…

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Norma Louise (Hendershot) Ward

Norma Louise (Hendershot) Ward 1926-2019 Norma Louise (Hendershot) Ward, age 93, of Hancock, Md., passed away at the Fulton County Medical Center in McConnellsburg, Pa., on Wednesday, October 30, 2019. Born February 5, 1926, in Buck Valley, Fulton County, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Carl and Marie (Fischer) Hendershot and the wife…

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Dolly M. Divelbliss

Dolly M. Divelbliss 1936-2019 Dolly Madeline Divelbliss, 82, of Hancock, died Friday, November 1, 2019 at War Memorial Hospital in Berkeley Springs. Born December 10, 1936 in Clear Spring, Md., she was the daughter of the late James Russell and Grace Agnes Snyder Robinson. She was a member of St. Thomas Episcopal Church in Hancock. She attended public schools…

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Water permit for Big Cove Tannery swine facility up for comment

by Kate Shunney A Water Quality Management Permit from the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) for a proposed three-barn swine facility in Big Cove Tannery is up for public comment now through November 4. A public hearing about the permit will be held tonight, Wednesday, October 30, at 6:30 p.m. at the McConnellsburg Firehall.…

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Cook resigns as Hancock chief of police

by Geoff Fox Richard Cook has resigned as Hancock Police Chief effective immediately. In an email to the media on Monday evening, Mayor Ralph Salvagno announced the resignation. “I accept his resignation and wish him well in his future career,” Salvagno said in the email. On behalf of himself and the town council, Salvagno thanked…

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Ralph M. Yonker, Jr.

Ralph M. Yonker, Jr. 1948-2019 Ralph M. Yonker, Jr., age 71, of Flintstone, Md., passed away Tuesday, October 15, 2019, in the Winchester Medical Center, in Winchester, Va. Born June 22, 1948, he was the son of the late Ralph M., Sr. and Virginia (Day) Yonker. He was a graduate of Hancock High School, in…

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Wayne E. Ziler

Wayne E. Ziler 1974-2019 Wayne Eugene Ziler, 45, of Great Cacapon, died Monday, October 21, 2019 in Hedgesville from the result of an automobile accident. Born February 16, 1974 at War Memorial Hospital in Berkeley Springs, he was the son of Wayne Sylvester Ziler, Berkeley Springs and Janice LeeAnn McCusker Ziler, Hancock. He was a 1992…

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