Hancock News

Mark Flowers

Mark Flowers 1960-2019 Mark Flowers, 58, of Fort White, Fla., formerly of Hancock, died Saturday, May 11, 2019. Born September 11, 1960 in Morgan County, he was the son of Robert Flowers, Hancock and the late Susan Flowers. He is survived by one sister, Kim Clark, Clear Spring; two daughters, Sara Nicholson, Lubbock, Texas and Cheyenne Flowers, Odessa, Texas and 10…

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Frederick C. Vantz

Frederick C. Vantz 1927-2019 Frederick Charles Vantz, age 91, of Hancock, Md., passed away on Thursday, May 16, 2019 at the Daikon Senior Living – Ravenwood Campus, in Hagerstown, Md. Born in Hancock on August 14, 1927, he was the son of the late Thomas A. and Hazel A. (Myers) Vantz; and the husband of…

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Robert C. Harvey

Robert C. Harvey 1987-2019 Robert Charles Harvey, age 31, of Berkeley Springs, W.Va., died Saturday, May 18, 2019 at his home. Born August 20, 1987 in Martinsburg, W.Va., he was the son of Roger Leon Harvey of Hancock, Md. and Rebecca Lou Dailey Harvey of Berkeley Springs, W.Va. He attended Word of Deliverance Church in…

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Missing NY man found in Hancock, flown to shock trauma

by Geoff Fox A missing persons case involving a young man from New York was closed Thursday in Hancock. Just before 8 a.m. Thursday, May 16, the Washington County 911 Center received a 911 hang-up from a cell phone from the area of the C&O Canal in Hancock. Troopers from the Maryland State Police responded…

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Veteran banners — who goes where?

by Geoff Fox Last September, the town of Hancock held a ceremony at the Hancock Veterans Memorial to dedicate the new veterans banners and to rename the road in Widmeyer Park from Park Road to Hancock Veterans Parkway. Since that dedication, banners honoring Hancock veterans have lined the road. Two of those banners by the…

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County officials applaud Pennland product quality, local economic impact

by Kate Shunney During their annual visit to Hancock to hold an evening meeting, the Washington County Baord of Commissioners opened their brief agenda of business by recognizing Hancock-area business Lanco Pennland for their recent successes and continuing growth. Each year, Hancock’s mayor nominates an individual or business for recognition and this year it was…

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Gerald L. McCusker

Gerald L. McCusker 1958-2019 Gerald Lee McCusker, age 60, of Hancock, Md., passed away at the Winchester Medical Center, in Winchester, Va., on Monday, May 6, 2019. Born December 17, 1958, in Berkeley Springs, W.Va., he was the son of the late Kenneth and Bertha (Helmick) McCusker; and the husband of Tina (Burdette) McCusker. He…

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Search for Berkeley Springs teen continues

Local police, first responders and volunteers continue to search for a 15 year old Berkeley Springs teen who has been reported missing by her family. Riley Crossman was last seen at her home in Berkeley Springs on Wednesday, May 8. Morgan County Sheriff K.C. Bohrer said Crossman did not show up for school at the…

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Gilbert brings new ideas to town hall

by Geoff Fox After a search by town officials that included 120 candidates, Hancock finally has their new town manager in Joe Gilbert. Gilbert officially started three weeks ago, he said. Gilbert replaces former Town Manager David Smith who resigned earlier this year during the January town meeting. Gilbert, who was born and raised in…

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Sidewalks to be made accessible, Main Street paving to follow

by Geoff Fox The sidewalks in Hancock will soon be getting an upgrade from the Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway administration. According to Media Relations Manager for MDOT SHA Charlie Gischlar, the project is currently being prepared for upgrades to make the sidewalks meet Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) rules in Hancock, Boonsboro and…

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