Hancock News

Berkeley Springs man dies after being struck on I-70

Maryland State Police have said Thomas S. Cox, 38, of Berkeley Springs was struck and killed along Interstate 70 in the early morning hours of Tuesday, November 17.  Police had responded to a motor vehicle accident near the 18 mile marker of I-70 near Clear Spring shortly before 5 a.m. on Tuesday. They determined that…

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Warfordsburg woman killed in crash

by Geoff Fox A Warfordsburg woman was killed in a crash on November 10 on Buck Valley Road in Warfordsburg. Police said at some point during the crash after dark, Bohrer was partially ejected through the passenger side window. She was not wearing a seatbelt, police said. According to Pennsylvania State Police, around 7:30 p.m.…

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Canal bridge work to start this week

by Geoff Fox The C&O Canal National Historical Park has announced the closure of the bridge over the canal in Hancock beginning on or about Thursday, November 19, to all traffic. Weather permitting, the construction is expected to continue for about four weeks. Work was originally scheduled to being in late September. The bridge itself…

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Fulton County shows “substantial” spread of COVID on Pa. state metrics

by KATE SHUNNEY Fulton County went from a designation of “low” community transmission of COVID-19 during the week of October 23 to its current “substantial” transmission rates, according to a Pennsylvania Department of Health report. Fulton County, which borders Washington County, Md. and nearly touches Morgan County, W.Va. has never had a “Moderate” transmission level designation…

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Naming rights to gym approved

by Geoff Fox Jeffrey Spielman taught over 40 years in Washington County and was a long time coach at Hancock High School. His name is etched in the Panther’s basketball record books and hearts of former players. And now, his name will be forever more etched in Hancock Middle-Senior High School lore, as the gymnasium…

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Jack B. Wink

Jack B. Wink 1937-2020 Jack B. Wink, 83, of Berkeley Springs, died Thursday, November 5, 2020 at Washington, D.C. Veterans Hospital. He was born in Needmore, Pa. on July 2, 1937, a son of the late Elizabeth Schooley and John Wink. He served in the U.S. Navy, was a member of the American Legion in Berkeley Springs and…

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Sherry Rosalie Trail

Sherry Rosalie Trail 1948-2020 Sherry Rosalie Trail, age 72, of Hancock, Md., passed away on November 9, 2020 at her home, as a result of dementia. Born September 20, 1948, in Hagerstown, Md., she was the daughter of the late Jesse and Francis (Martin) Lesher. She attended St. Mary’s Catholic School and North Hagerstown High…

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Hancock students will return to virtual learning for three weeks starting Monday

Washington County Public Schools officials announced this week that students will start learning from home again, starting next Monday, November 16, for at least three weeks.“In-person activities may resume on Monday, December 7, 2020, depending on community health metrics,” the school board said in a statement Tuesday. “WCPS will continue to monitor and review community…

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State has paid out on 80% of unemployment claims since March, Labor Dept. says

The Maryland Department of Labor has reported that of the 796,276 complete unemployment claims filed from March 9 to October 31, 754,954 (94.8%) have been processed with 637,596 (80.1%) receiving benefit payments and 117,358 (14.7%) being denied for not meeting state or federal program requirements. “Of the claims that have already been denied, the large…

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