Hancock News

Youth fishing rodeo events set; Tonoloway to host May 11

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources released details about opportunities for young people to experience fishing through 44 youth fishing rodeos in 15 counties statewide. Youth fishing rodeos in the state connect 6,000 thousand young people with the Maryland outdoors each year. Events start in March and run through fall. Anyone 16 years of age…

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Handful of Silica corporate staff to return to local office

by Kate Shunney Half a dozen U.S. Silica corporate employees will return to work in the former company headquarters in Berkeley Springs this summer. Company spokesman Michael Lawson confirmed that six employees working in human resources, accounting, legal and information technology will start working in Morgan County in a few months. U.S. Silica’s corporate headquarters…

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Accidents keep PA State Police busy over snowy weekend

by Geoff Fox Pennsylvania State Police were busy with accidents last weekend, responding to numerous accidents across Fulton County. Police responded to an accident on Interstate 70 just after 4 a.m. on Saturday, March 2, north of Warfordsburg. According to police, Posheng Wu, 21, of State College, was driving his 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLC east on…

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David D. Dere, Jr.

David D. Dere, Jr. 1964-2019 David Daniel Dere, Jr., age 54, of Warfordsburg, Pa., passed away at the Winchester Medical Center, in Winchester, Va., on Wednesday, February 27, 2019. Born October 15, 1964, at the Clark Air Force Base, in the Philippines, he was the son of David D., Sr. and Mildred D. (Creek) Dere;…

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High winds cause closings, outages, and damage

by Geoff Fox A windstorm associated with Winter Storm Quiana wreaked havoc on Washington County and the surrounding area Sunday night into Monday as gusts that reached up to 60 miles per hour. In Hancock, First Energy was reporting more than 100 electric customers were without power around 9:30 a.m. Monday morning. The areas were…

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High school holds talent show

Hancock High School held the fourth annual Hancock High School Panther Review Talent Show last Friday evening, February 22, as a fundraiser for the Hancock Middle-Senior High School Bands. Around 400 people, which was the largest audience to attend the talent show, showed up to watch 19 acts perform a variety talents during show. Acts…

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Joann C. Hott

Joann C. Hott 1950-2019 Joann Christine Miller Hott, 68, of Hancock, died Wednesday, February 13, 2019 at Doey’s House in Hagerstown. Born December 26, 1950 in Waynesboro, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Roy and Mary Jane Miller Wagner and the wife of Marvin L. Hott, whom she married 38 years ago. She was a…

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Council considers shifting monthly meetings

by Geoff Fox Concerns about the turnout from citizens at town meetings and a possible conflict with church services on Wednesday evenings gave town officials a reason to discuss the day and time of future town meetings. Town meetings are held on the second Wednesday of each month at 7 p.m. That’s when at least…

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Maryland hunters took 77,823 deer during fall & winter seasons

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources has released fall and winter deer harvest numbers showing hunters harvested 77,382 deer during the combined archery, firearms and muzzleloader seasons, from September 2018 through the end of January 2019. The statewide harvest included 29,699 antlered and 44,249 antlerless white-tailed deer; and 1,609 antlered and 1,825 antlerless sika deer.…

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