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Hancock News adds first digital edition in 108-year history

Now in its 108th year of publishing local news of Hancock, The Hancock News has added a digital edition to serve readers better, both near and far. The News will continue to print and distribute the paper version of the paper each week as usual. Readers will now be able to subscribe to read the Wednesday…

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New town well running, pumping more water than needed

by Geoff Fox The town’s new second well is up and running but a pump at the well has already gone down. Councilman Roland Lanehart, Jr. said the pump that usually goes down every couple months went down recently but has been replaced already. Lanehart also told town officials a reducer had to be placed…

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Ruby “Ramona” Creek

Ruby “Ramona” Creek 1938-2022 Ruby “Ramona” Creek, age 84, of Hancock, Md., passed away on Wednesday, May 11, 2022, at her home, surrounded by her loved ones and under the care of Hospice of Washington County. Born February 16, 1938, at home, in Washington County, Md., she was the daughter of the late Calvin and…

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Mac J. Pittman, Jr.

Mac J. Pittman, Jr. 1932-2022 In deepest sorrow, the family announces the passing of our father, Mac J. Pittman, Jr., of Hancock Md., on May 11, 2022. Mac was born October 13, 1932, at home, in Thompson Township, Pa. Mac is the son of the late Mac J. Pittman, Sr. and Amber P (Younker) Pittman.…

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Medical cannabis company adds West Virginia dispensaries to holdings

by Kate Shunney Trulieve, the medical cannabis company that recently acquired the Harvest cannabis operation in Hancock, has added a West Virginia cannabis dispensary business to their holdings. Trulieve acquired Greenhouse Wellness West Virginia Dispensaries, LLC. The company now has permits to open 10 dispensaries across West Virginia. Trulieve currently has two operating medical cannabis…

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Hancock High to get new principal as Ruppenthal replaces Mulledy

by Geoff Fox For the fourth time since 2017, Hancock Middle-Senior High School will be led by a new principal when school starts on Monday, August 29. During their May 3 meeting, Washington County Public Schools officials approved 33 staff changes throughout the system. Two are related to Hancock. School board members approved the transfer…

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Multicultural Night and concert at Hancock High School

The Hancock Middle-Senior High School Unified and Related Arts Departments are presenting a Multicultural Night and World Music Concert tomorrow night, Thursday, May 12, at 6:30 p.m. The program consists of world music presented by the middle and high school bands under the direction of Susan Mott, a street art exhibit presented by the Spanish…

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William Edward Holland

William Edward Holland 1954-2022 William Edward Holland, 68, of Hagerstown, Md., passed away, Thursday, May 5, 2022, at his home. Born Wednesday, April 21, 1954 in Stuttgart, Germany he was the son of the late SFC William Maryland Holland and the late Katherine Erma Lee (Socks) Holland. Ed graduated from Hancock High School in 1972.…

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Lewis buys Park N Dine at Thursday auction

by Geoff Fox A landmark restaurant in Hancock sold last week at auction to a man who already has a successful restaurant in Hancock. Park N Dine was sold for $500,000 to Ben Lewis. Lewis owns Potomac River Grill on the 522 Bridge as well as Ben Lewis Plumbing in Clarksburg, Md. The bid was…

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