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Shirley H. Dorsey

Shirley H. Dorsey 1952-2021 Shirley Hazel Dorsey, age 69, of Berkeley Springs, W.Va., returned to her Heavenly Father on Sunday, April 4, 2021 at War Memorial Hospital in Berkeley Springs. Born January 27, 1952 in Washington, D.C., she was the daughter of the late John Shelby and Charity Bolt Cole. She was a member of…

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Town officials, candidates get look at year-to-date budget

by Geoff Fox Citing the upcoming election in April, Mayor Ralph Salvagno organized a public workshop for the current town officials and those running for office to familiarize themselves with the town’s budget. While all current town officials were present at the meeting, only candidates Misty Cubbage and Levi Little attended the workshop. Cubbage is…

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Police arrest roommate in Hancock homicide

This story has been updated with information from police.   The Washington County Sheriff’s Office has arrested a man as a result of a homicide investigation in Hancock. According to Sgt. Ward of the Washington County Sheriff’s Office, at 6:15 p.m. March 27, the Washington County Sheriff’s Office and Hancock Police Department responded to a…

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Hancock could see $1.28 million under stimulus plan

by Geoff Fox Under the recently passed American Recovery Plan (ARP), direct aid has been earmarked for state and local recovery funds. Town officials said Hancock reportedly could see $1,277,000 of that stimulus package, which Mayor Ralph Salvagno said was a “pretty incredible amount.” The purpose and use of the monies is to provide essential…

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School facility committee recommends closing Hancock Middle-Senior High

by Kate Shunney Citing dropping enrollment and limited student offerings at Hancock Middle-Senior High School, the Facilities and Enrollment Advisory Committee for Washington County Public Schools recommended last week the county consider closing the local school. During a virtual committee meeting on Thursday, March 18, members voted 9-1 in favor of the closure motion. Two…

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Medication targeted in afternoon pharmacy theft

by Geoff Fox Hancock Police are looking for a suspect in the theft of three bottles of prescription medication from the Home Center Pharmacy on Main Street on Friday, March 19. According to police, officers responded to the pharmacy at 2:48 p.m. on March 19 for a theft in progress. Employees stated a bi-racial male…

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Mabel I. Hendershot

Mabel I. Hendershot 1934-2021 Mabel Irene (Leasure) Hendershot, age 86, of Warfordsburg, Pa., passed away on Wednesday, March 17, 2021 at the UPMC Pinnacle Hospital in Harrisburg, Pa. Born July 27, 1934, in Whips Cove, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Russell and Ethel V. (Smith) Leasure; and the widow of Glenn Dale…

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Ilene K. Rankin

Ilene K. Rankin 1933-2021 Ilene Katherine Rankin, age 87, of Berkeley Springs, W.Va., died on Wednesday, March 10, 2021 at War Memorial Hospital. Born April 2, 1933 in the North Mountain area of Hedgesville, W.Va., she was the daughter of the late Charles Frederick Sensel, Sr. and Nora Mabel Cunningham Sensel. She was a member…

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Violet C. Fox

Violet C. Fox 1930-2021 Violet Catherine Fox, age 90, of Berkeley Springs, W.Va., died Monday, March 15, 2021 at her home surrounded by her family and while under the care of Hospice of the Panhandle. Born September 13, 1930 in Morgan County, W.Va., she was the daughter of the late John W. and Mae C. Cain…

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