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Water & sewer bills still on council’s radar

by Geoff Fox Hancock officials went into another discussion of the town’s water and sewer ordinance during their April town meeting. Mayor Tim Smith said town officials hadn’t introduced anything new in regards to the water and sewer ordinance, but were enforcing rules already in place. The current administration “cleaned it up a little bit”…

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Authorities report threat against Hancock Middle-Senior High

Staff at Hancock Middle-Senior High School on Tuesday confirmed they were aware of a threat made against their school and students on social media, and had reported that threat to the appropriate law enforcement and school agencies. Numerous Washington County Sheriff’s Department patrol vehicles were seen parked in spots at the front of the school…

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Young Scholarship looking for donations for this year’s prize

The Herbert A. Young Scholarship fund is seeking donations for their annual scholarship that will be given to a senior member of the Hancock High School Band. Young was a long time band teacher at the school from 1965 until 1990. The scholarship was designed to honor the memory of Young’s 52-year career as a…

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Thomas LeRoy Winebrenner

Thomas LeRoy Winebrenner 1940-2022 Thomas “Boss Hog” LeRoy Winebrenner, 82, of Cumberland passed away peacefully at home on April 6, 2022. He was born in Frostburg, Md. on January 9, 1940 to the late George and Francis Winebrenner. In addition to his parents he was also preceded in death by his wife of 43 years,…

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I-70 Exit 3 to Hancock will be closed for repair work

by Geoff Fox Exit 3 off from westbound Interstate 70 into Hancock by the truck stop will be closed this week as crews from the Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration will begin a project to repair an underground pipe. The closure started Monday, April 11, and is in effect hrough Thursday, April 14.…

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Be bear-safe at home & in the woods

by Kate Evans West Virginia, Maryland and Pennsylvania wildlife officials get calls about nuisance bears every year in the spring and early summer. Nuisance calls are always related to bears looking for food.  Bear-proof your home to keep black bears away.  Be watchful for bears when you’re outdoors. Bears come around when people leave bird…

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Panther Review at school, honors for Hancock Band

Students at Hancock Middle-Senior High School have been acknowledged for their musical abilities in band and also preparing for their annual Panther Review talent show. The Panther Review takes place tomorrow night, Thursday, April 7, at 7 p.m. in the high school auditorium. “The students have been waiting patiently through the pandemic to be able…

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PennDOT to start work on I-70

Commutes on Interstate 70 in Fulton County will be slightly slower as work on a pavement preservation work began on Tuesday, April 5. New Enterprise Stone and Lime Co., Inc., of New Enterprise, Pennsylvania, started the work yesterday cleaning and inspecting pipes on I-70 from Amaranth, Brush Creek, Union, and Bethel townships in Fulton County…

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Bobby Junior Johnson

Bobby Junior Johnson 1940-2022 Bobby “Burk” Johnson, 81, of Hedgesville, West Virginia, passed away on Saturday, March 26, 2022 while under the care of Hospice. Bobby previously lived in Little Cove, Mercersburg, Pennsylvania and Big Cove Tannery in Fulton County, Pennsylvania before moving in with his daughter. Born Sunday, August 25, 1940 in Hancock, Maryland,…

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