Hancock News

Vivian Irene Unger

Vivian Irene Unger 1942-2021 Vivian Irene Unger, age 78, of Hancock, Md., passed away on Monday, July 5, 2021, at Meritus Medical Center, in Hagerstown, Md. Born July 6, 1942, in Hancock, she was the daughter of the late Fred Iden and Helen (Stottlemyer) Iden. She had a wonderful life with her loving husband, Don,…

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Cheryl Arlene McCarty

Cheryl Arlene McCarty 1956-2021 Cheryl Arlene McCarty, age 65, of Berkeley Springs, W.Va., died on Thursday, July 8, 2021, at Winchester Medical Center. Born April 14, 1956, in Petersburg, W.Va., she was the daughter of the late Roger William “Short” and Eleanor Arlene Carnell Reed. She was a Christian. Cheryl was a graduate of Hancock…

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Trailer fire closes interstate for two hours

by Geoff Fox Area firefighters battled a trailer fire along Interstate 70 that had the interstate closed for about two hours Monday night. Just after 10 p.m. July 12, Hancock Fire Company was dispatched for a tractor-trailer fire on westbound Interstate 70 at the 2-mile marker with units finding a moving company tractor-trailer involved in…

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Tractor-trailers bang around in Hancock

by Geoff Fox Last week was not a good week for tractor-trailer drivers in Hancock as two were involved in incidents in town. The first involved two tractor-trailers at the intersection of U.S. Rt. 522 and High Street on Tuesday, June 29. According to witnesses, northbound traffic on 522 and westbound High Street was stopped…

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Maryland Redistricting Commission to hold Western Maryland meeting June 30

A virtual meeting to gather comments about Congressional and Legislative redistricting will be held on Wednesday, June 30 specifically for residents of Frederick, Washington, Allegany, and Garrett County. This meeting is one of eight meetings that are part of the listening tour for the Maryland Citizens Redistricting Commission. Maryland’s state legislative districts and Congressional districts…

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Fireworks show this Saturday, July 3 in Berkeley Springs

  An Independence Day fireworks display will set off at Widmyer Elementary south of Berkeley Springs on Saturday, July 3 at about 9:30 p.m. Limited parking is available at the school. Overflow parking will be at Berkeley Springs High School. Bring your own lawn chair or blanket. No smoking or alcohol is permitted on school…

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Almeeta Rose McDonald Snyder

Almeeta Rose McDonald Snyder 1932-2021 Almeeta Rose (McDonald) Snyder, age 88, of Little Orleans, Md., passed away on Sunday, June 27, 2021, at Doey’s House, in Hagerstown, Md. Born December 13, 1932, in Little Orleans, Md, she was the daughter of the late John Richard McDonald and Bertie Louise McDonald. She was the widow of…

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Joan Andrea Kessler

Joan Andrea Kessler 1954-2021 Joan Andrea Kessler, 66, of Hancock, Md., passed away Saturday, June 19, 2021, in Hagerstown, Md. Born June 24, 1954, in Baltimore, Md., she was the daughter of the late Leo Miller and Gloria (Cavanaugh) Miller. Joan was of the Catholic faith. She was co-owner of the Apple Tree Inn in…

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