Hancock News

Woodmont Lodge Hosts Open House Sept. 8

Visitors Can Explore Historic Washington County Hunting Grounds The Maryland Department of Natural Resources invites the public to visit Woodmont Lodge on Sunday, Sept. 8 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The annual open house will allow guests to tour the hunting lodge and its picturesque surroundings while hearing vivid stories of the early days…

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Man makes local stop in cross country trek for cancer awareness

by Geoff Fox Flynn Donoho has been riding across the United States since January 6, 2011 and has been to every state at least twice on a journey to raise funds for cancer research. He and his canine companion stopped in Hancock last Tuesday. Donoho, of California, is riding in support of raising funds for…

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The Scoop: Ed Fincham

“One of a kind” doesn’t begin to describe the life of Ed Fincham by Bill Sterner The local sports scene lost an icon over the weekend with the passing of David “Ed” Fincham. Fincham, 84, left behind a legacy of longevity in teaching, coaching and his true passion of officiating. In fact, Fincham officiated numerous…

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Hancock Flag Football league will play in Widmeyer Park

by Geoff Fox The Hancock Flag Football league will be moving to a new location when the season starts in a couple of weeks. Instead of playing their games in Kirkwood Park where they’ve been playing, they will be moving to Widmeyer Park and the field across the stream from the main part of the…

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Hancock students heading back to school next week

by Geoff Fox Students across Washington County will be heading back to school next Tuesday, September 3, and will be entering into schools with new policies, new faces, and of course familiar faces. This school year at Hancock Middle-Senior High School will be the first for new principal Christopher Cline. It will also be the…

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Judge dismisses suit by gas company to force access under rail-trail

by KATE SHUNNEY A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit filed by Columbia Gas in which the gas company argued it should have access to a right-of-way under the Western Maryland Rail Trail for a proposed natural gas pipeline. In January, Maryland officials on the Board of Public Works denied the gas company access to…

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CDC reports 193 cases of severe lung illness tied to vaping

by Kate Evans Some 193 potential cases of severe lung illness associated with e-cigarette use and vaping have been reported by 22 states this year between June 28 and August 20, announced the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) last week. Cases have primarily been among adolescents and young adults. One death was reported…

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Ruby I. Swain

Ruby I. Swain 1934-2019 Ruby I. Hull Swain, 84, Hancock, died Thursday, August 22, 2019 at her home. Born in Hancock on September 18, 1934, she was the daughter of the late Lester and Dorothy Younker Hull and the wife of Adolph W. Swain. She was a member of the Stone Bridge Church of the Brethren,…

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