Hancock News

Hot cars pose risks for children, pets, elderly

by Kate Evans & Kate Shunney As the hotter days of summer set in, residents are reminded to pay attention to the heat level in their vehicles. A record number of 52 children died in hot cars last year. Child hot car deaths for 2019 now stands at 15, according to a National Safety Council…

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Lost for 15 years, class ring found and returned to owner

by Geoff Fox A Hancock High School class ring lost during Canal Apple Days 15 years ago has found its way back home thanks to a Hancock resident and his metal detector. Mike Keefer was in Widmeyer Park, behind the last pavilion, on June 20when he found the ring buried in the ground. “I know…

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Craig A. Burnett

Craig A. Burnett Craig Alan Burnett, 66, of Hagerstown, Md., died May 31, 2019 at his home. A celebration of life gathering will be held Saturday, June 29, from 2-4 p.m., at Hancock United Methodist Church. Arrangements were made by J.L. Davis Funeral Home, Smithsburg, Md.

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Larry C. Seville

Larry C. Seville 1946-2019 Larry Colin Seville, 72, of Berkeley Springs, died on Tuesday, June 18, 2019 at his home while under the care of Hospice of the Panhandle. He was born August 12, 1946 at home in Hancock, the son of the late William Gilmore and Mildred Elizabeth Culp Seville. He attended Independent Bible…

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Jesse A. Sipes

Jesse A. Sipes 1957-2019 Jesse Alan Sipes, 61, of Great Cacapon, W.Va., died Wednesday, June 12, 2019 at his home. Born November 10, 1957 in McConnellsburg, Pa., he was the son of Betty Lou Virginia Unger Sipes of Hancock. He was a Christian. He was a graduate of Hancock High School. He was a mason with Shaw Masonry. He…

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Pamela M. Keadle

Pamela M. Keadle 1964-2019 Pamela Margaret (Weller) Keadle, age 54, of Big Pool, Md., beloved wife, mother, daughter, sister, and very special aunt, passed away on Friday, June 14, 2019 at the Ruby Memorial Hospital, in Morgantown, W.Va. Born December 8, 1964, In Hagerstown, Md., she was the daughter of Floyd and Deana (Hart) Weller,…

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Horton sentenced to life without parole in Gilhart murder

Ryan Lynn Horton will be spending the rest of his life behind bars after being found guilty of murdering 60-year old Edward Gilhart of Hancock in 2016. Horton, 30, will have no possibility of parole, Franklin County District Attorney Matt Fogal said in an email to The Hancock News. Judge Jeremiah Zook also sentenced Horton…

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Cycling race will affect county roadways this week

Washington County will be the site of the 2019 USA Cycling Amateur Road National Championships. The following roads and traffic patterns will be affected by the race: On Thursday, June 20, Maryland Route 67 will be closed to through traffic for cycling time trials. Local traffic can travel on the shoulders of road to the…

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Hancock students’ mural to be displayed in Hagerstown

by GEOFF FOX Last November, the City of Hagerstown started discussing ways to beautify the railroad overpasses on Franklin Street with murals created by students from Washington County Public Schools. Hancock Middle-Senior High School was among the 10 schools chosen. Hancock is joined by Barbara Ingram School for the Arts, Clear Spring High School, E.R.…

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