Hancock News

Hancock National Night Out set for this Tuesday

by Geoff Fox Last year, Hancock Police and the Town of Hancock put a damper on National Night Out events, reducing it to a fireworks display for 2020. This year though, it’s going to be a return to normal as National Night Out takes place Tuesday, August 3, in Widmeyer Park. The event kicks off…

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County residents asked for input on spending American Rescue Plan funds

The Washington County Board of County Commissioners is seeking input from the public regarding where funds from the American Rescue Plan should be spent in Washington County, Maryland. County residents can take a survey online and rank the top five priority areas for spending. The survey asks residents to rank, in order of importance from…

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Hancock council takes first look at proposed $5 million budget

by Geoff Fox Hancock officials took a brief look at a preliminary budget that proposes an operating budget over $5 million and a general fund over $4 million. A council meeting held Monday evening, July 26, was mainly for the purpose of looking at the budget. Mayor Tim Smith read through each particular item for…

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Teresa A. Thomas

Teresa A. Thomas 1954-2021 Teresa A. Thomas, 67, of Mercersburg, Pa., died July 15, 2021 in the Chambersburg Hospital, Chambersburg, Pa. Born June 4, 1954 in Berkeley Springs, W.Va., she was a daughter of the late Ira R. and Virginia M. (Mills) Shoemaker. Teresa was a graduate of Hancock High School, Hancock, Md. She was a…

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Ralph C. Michael

Ralph C. Michael 1927-2021 Ralph C. Michael, 93, of Greencastle, peacefully went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday morning July 13, 2021, surrounded by his loving family. Ralph was born on November 23, 1927, in Clarksburg, Md. to John W. and Maye (Bishop) Michael. He grew up in Warfordsburg, Pa. and graduated from…

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Linda Flo Kendo

Linda Flo Kendo 1948-2021 Linda Flo Kendo, age 73, of Berkeley Springs, W.Va., died on Tuesday, July 20, 2021 at the Hampshire Center in Romney, W.Va. Born May 29, 1948 in Parkersburg, W.Va., she was the daughter of the late Betty Sewell Snider. She attended Wesleyan Chapel Church. Linda graduated from Parkersburg Public Schools. She…

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Maryland’s Job Centers reopen, offer help to job seekers and businesses

Maryland Department of Labor (Labor) Secretary Tiffany P. Robinson has announced that the state’s 32 American Job Centers (AJCs), which served thousands of job seekers and businesses virtually during the COVID-19 pandemic, are now reopening physical locations to provide in-person services. Western Maryland has three job centers to serve the region’s residents. “At a time…

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Thrift shop fulfilling mission to help those in need

by Geoff Fox The storefront at the corner of Main Street and Pennsylvania Avenue has seen its share of tenants, whether it be a game room, restaurant, or furniture store. Since January, it’s been the home to HELP Center, Inc.’s thrift store with an aim to help those in need. HELP Center, Inc. Director Maureen…

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