Hancock News

Evelyn N. Roman

Evelyn N. Roman 1925-2020 Evelyn Naomi Roman, 95, of Hancock, died Tuesday, December 29, 2020 at her home. Born January 25, 1925 in Hancock, she was the daughter of the late Jacob M. and Ethel M. Corbett Norris and the widow of Marvin Woodrow Roman. She attended Hancock schools. She was a member of Catalpa…

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Ellen L. Purcell

Ellen L. Purcell 1930-2020 Ellen Louise (Robin) Purcell, 90, of New York, died on December 25, 2020. She was born in Hancock.

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Diana L. Whisner

Diana L. Whisner 1963-2020 Diana Louise Whisner, 57, of Berkeley Springs, died Thursday, December 3, 2020 at her home. Born February 20, 1963 in York, Pa., she was the daughter of Elmer Frank Kyne, Berkeley Springs and the late Carolyn Sue Frederick Kyne. She was a Christian. She graduated from Berkeley Springs High School. She worked…

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Penny Joann (Johnson) Cole

Penny Joann (Johnson) Cole 1963-2020 Penny Joann (Johnson) Cole, age 57, of Hancock, Md., passed away on Thursday, December 24, 2020 at her home. Born April 30, 1963, in Hagerstown, Md., she was the daughter of the late Paul H. Johnson, Sr. and Virginia L. (Shoemaker) Johnson; and the wife of Mike Cole. She was…

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Margaret V. McMahon

Margaret V. McMahon 1948-2020 Margaret Virginia “Peggy” McMahon, age 72, of Warfordsburg, Pa., died on Sunday, December 27, 2020 at Julia Manor Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Hagerstown, Md. Born March 14, 1948 in Washington, D.C., she was the daughter of the late Alfred Hart and Gladys Mary Cussler Dudley. She was a graduate of…

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Ada Roxelle Younker

Ada Roxelle Younker 1931-2020 Ada Roxelle Younker, age 89, of Warfordsburg, Pa., passed away on Thursday, December 31, 2020 at her home. Born December 3, 1931, in Berkeley Springs, W.Va., she was the daughter of the late Frederick V. and Margie Elizabeth (Kyne) Frock; and the widow of Delvie Blair Younker, whom she married in…

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Looking back at 2020

by Geoff Fox It’s 2021, which means everything that happened in 2020 is now behind us. Whether it was a pandemic, loss of jobs, a presidential election, or just events going on around the world, last year was one we’d rather forget. But there were some things that happened around the Hancock area that we…

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Washington County extends distance learning for students until at least Jan. 26

by Kate Shunney Hancock students have spent the majority of this school year doing their schoolwork away from classrooms, and that situation will continue longer than earlier planned. Washington County Public Schools officials on Monday announced that students throughout the county will continue to do their school from home until at least January 26. Previously,…

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Police looking for suspect in car break-ins

by Geoff Fox The Hancock Police Department is asking the public’s assistance in identifying an individual who is a suspect in the recent theft from motor vehicle cases they are investigating. There are two suspects in the case, however, a security camera at Sheetz caught the face of one of the suspects. The vehicle break-ins…

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