Hancock News

Public info session on address changes set for Feb. 25

by Geoff Fox A letter from the Washington County NG911 Addressing Initiative was sent out earlier this month alerting a number of Hancock residents when their address would be changing for the county’s new Next Generation 911 system. According to a letter obtained by The Hancock News, the county is holding an information session on…

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Diversity listening tour to hold Hancock session March 17

Washington County’s Diversity and Inclusion Committee would like to welcome you to attend an informative Listening Tour. The event is scheduled for Tuesday, March 17 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Hancock Library, 231 Hancock Veterans Parkway. This event is FREE to the public and everyone is encouraged to attend. If you would…

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Riley W. Trumpower

Riley W. Trumpower 1936-2020 Riley William “Bill” Trumpower, 83, of Big Pool, Md., died Saturday, February 8, 2020 at Fahrney-Keedy Memorial Home in Boonsboro, Md. Born April 28, 1936 in Big Pool, he was the son of the late Alonzo Vernon and Fanie Susan Hull Trumpower. He was a member of St. Thomas Episcopal Church in Hancock.…

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Donald F. Berens

Donald F. Berens 1928-2020 Donald Frank Berens, age 91, of Berkeley Springs, W.Va., formerly of Waldorf, Md., died on Saturday, February 8, 2020 at his home. Born April 2, 1928 in Lorain, Ohio, he was the son of the late Joseph August and Anna Stefik Berens. One week after graduating from Lorain High School in…

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Pennsylvania State Police respond to two accidents

by Geoff Fox Pennsylvania State Police responded to two traffic accidents in Fulton County in which three people from Hancock were involved. The first accident occurred just after 11:30 a.m. on January 30 on Timber Ridge Road in Fulton County, about five miles south of Needmore. According to police, the accident occurred as a 2001…

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Driver in fatal crash pleads to misdemeanor

by Kate Shunney The driver of one of the trucks involved in a double-fatal crash in early May 2019 has pled no contest to one count of negligent homicide in Morgan County Circuit Court. Bryce G. Waugh, 18, of Waugh Road in Berkeley Springs entered the plea during a January 23 hearing before Circuit Judge…

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Residents, students turn out for “Home Town” rally

by Geoff Fox Residents and students turned out last Thursday to take part in a community rally for the HGTV Hometown Makeover contest entry video at Hancock Middle-Senior High School. Members of Main Street Hancock, town officials, residents, representatives from Del. Mike McKay and Sen. George Edwards, and students all came together to cheer and…

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Floyd Nelson Hendershot

Floyd Nelson Hendershot 1932-2020 Floyd Nelson Hendershot, age 87, of Cumberland, Md., passed into his heavenly journey on January 29, 2020, at the Martinsburg, W.Va. Veterans Medical Center Long-Term Care facility, with his son at his side. Floyd was born April 9, 1932. He was the son of the late Melvin Lee and Ada Pearl…

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Maryland DNR to begin new survey of Mason-Dixon Line

Department Begins New Survey of Mason-Dixon Line January 27, 2020 Effort To Document Remaining Original Markers from the Maryland Department of Natural Resources The Maryland Geological Survey, a unit of the Maryland Department of Natural Resources, will lead professional surveying societies of Maryland and Pennsylvania in a new survey of monuments along the Mason-Dixon Line.…

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Changes to town zoning could create official Downtown District

by Geoff Fox A resolution to amend Hancock’s zoning ordinance would create and define a Downtown District, encouraging the economic development of the historic downtown for retail, hospitality, services and tourism. The geographic boundaries of the proposed district would be between Church Street and the 522 Bridge over Main Street. It would also include parcels…

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