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Indiana man killed in I-68 tractor-trailer accident

by Geoff Fox A man from Indianapolis, Indiana, was killed early Saturday morning when the tractor-trailer he was driving overturned near Sandy Mile Road on Interstate 68. According to Maryland State Police, just after 5 a.m. on Saturday, March 26, Troopers from the Hagerstown Barack responded to a motor vehicle collision on westbound I-68 at…

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Fire claims Fulton County barn

by Geoff Fox Firefighters from around the area were called to a barn fire on Tuesday, March 22 on McKibbin Lane in the Buck Valley area of Fulton County.   According to Little Orleans Fire Chief John Clingerman, the call for the fire came in just before 6 a.m. that morning with firefighters there until…

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Panther Track & Field team meets regional rivals at Quinn Hoover Invitational

Hancock track and field athletes shined in field events during a regional invitational meet last Thursday, March 24. Ten teams brought their track and field competitors to Clear Spring High School for the Quinn Hoover Invitational, including Hancock, Berkeley Springs, Faith Christian, Clear Spring, Maryland School for the Deaf, North Garrett County, Roland Park Country,…

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Douglas sold to Hagerstown area dealer

by Geoff Fox For 86 years, Douglas Motors has been a staple in Hancock as a car dealer selling Chrysler and Chevrolet vehicles, used vehicles, and servicing those vehicles. But at the stroke of midnight on Monday, March 28, Douglas Chevrolet will no longer exist. In its place will be Hancock Chevrolet at the lot…

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Valley Health lets patients have more visitors as COVID declines

Valley Health’s patient visitation guidelines changed to Level Yellow on Monday, March 14, because of declines in COVID and flu cases in the region. Since late November, Valley Health hospitals and outpatient locations have operated at the more restrictive Level Red as a precaution to protect patients, families and caregivers from surging illness and community…

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Town advisor confirms details of his role with Hancock council

by Geoff Fox A Hancock News editorial on March 2 calling for town officials to hire a permanent town manager prompted Town Advisor Bill Valentine to explain in a Hancock council meeting what role he has within the town government. During the March town meeting, Valentine addressed questions about his role and salary during his…

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Hancock man arrested, charged with making terrorist threats

Jared A. Cubbage, 23, of Hancock was arrested on Friday, March 11 and charged with making terrorist threats following a series of harassing and threatening texts he allegedly sent in February. In the texts, he allegedly threatened to “kill cops” and create “a small town tragedy.” Multiple threats were outlined in the criminal complaint against…

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Meritus eases visitor restrictions

by Geoff Fox As COVID numbers continue to improve, Meritus Health has eased visitor restrictions by moving to Green visitation status. The change went into effect last week. The Green visitation status allows visitors for adult and pediatric inpatients 27/7 at Meritus Medical Center in Hagerstown and at Meritus Health’s outpatient services and practices, surgery…

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Martha’s House to reopen youth & family activities Monday

by Geoff Fox After two years of being closed for public use, Interfaith Service Coalition will be reopening Martha’s House on Monday, March 14. Martha’s House, located at 47-49 West Main Street, takes its name from Martha of Bethany in the New Testament of the Bible who, along with her siblings, was friends with Jesus…

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