Hancock News

Frank Nick Demory

Frank Nick Demory 1948-2020 Frank Nick “Inarotto” Demory, 72 years young, of Little Orleans, Md., and formerly of Hancock, Md., went to be with the Lord on Saturday, September 26, 2020. He passed away at Meritus Medical Center, in Hagerstown, Md., surrounded by his loving family. Born January 2, 1948, in Philadelphia, Pa., he was…

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Trailer rolls off interstate into Maryland Ave. yard

by GEOFF FOX An early morning incident on eastbound Interstate 70 woke a Hancock family on Maryland Avenue when the trailer from a tractor-trailer rolled off the interstate and landed next to their house. According to homeowner Richard Powers, the tractor-trailer driver began losing the trailer as the driver was making the curve coming out of…

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Hancock COVID cases creep near 30, county near 1,700

by GEOFF FOX Cases for the novel coronavirus are creeping toward 30 confirmed cases in the Hancock zip code and 1,700 overall in Washington County. As of Monday afternoon, the state’s COVID-19 Data Dashboard had the 21750 zip code as having 26 confirmed cases. That total has not changed in two weeks. In the Big Pool zip…

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Jon Lee Clatterbuck

Jon Lee Clatterbuck 1968-2020 Jon Lee Clatterbuck, age 52, of Berkeley Springs, W.Va., died on Saturday, September 26, 2020 at his home. Born January 21, 1968 in Hagerstown, Md., he was the son of William Nelson and Mildred Louise Shisler Clatterbuck of Berkeley Springs. He was of the Methodist faith. He was a graduate of…

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Jackie W. Smelser

Jackie W. “Jack” Smelser 1949-2020 Jackie Wayne “Jack” Smelser, age 71, of Great Cacapon, W.Va., went home to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Friday, September 25, 2020 at the University of Maryland Medical Center in Baltimore, Md. while under cardiac intensive care. Born March 5, 1949 in Lafe, Ark., he was…

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Town weighs options for donated Berm Road property

by Geoff Fox The Town of Hancock is in possession of 1.44 acres of land on the north side of the Western Maryland, west of town on Berm Road that was given to the town some time ago. When the original owner passed away, he agreed to allow the town to put the lot up…

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Hancock library reopens today

Appointment needed to browse Washington County Free Library Veterans Memorial Branch will be reopening today, Wednesday, September 23. Starting today, the library will be open for inside browsing or table pickup options by appointment. The library will only be open Wednesdays and Thursdays from 1 p.m. until 6 p.m. and Fridays from 12 p.m. until…

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Chesapeake ag group offering free farmer training

Future Harvest, Chesapeake Alliance for Sustainable Agriculture, is now accepting applications for their Beginner Farmer Training Program. Applications are due October 16. The Beginner Farmer Training Program (BFTP) offers a 12-month immersive training experience that combines a comprehensive classroom curriculum with hands-on learning at some of the region’s leading sustainable farms. The group’s 2020 program…

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