Hancock News

Spencer D. Nave, Jr.

Spencer D. Nave, Jr. 1944-2019 Spencer David Nave, Jr., age 75, of Elizabethton, Tenn., passed away peacefully under the care of Hospice at Sycamore Shoals Hospital on Wednesday, March 20, 2019, with his devoted wife, Kay, by his side. Born on February 20, 1944, in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, Spencer D. Nave, Jr. was the third child…

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Yetta J. Souders

Yetta J. Souders 1923-2019 Yetta Jane Souders, age 95, of Palm Coast, Fla., died on March 10, 2019. Born on December 5, 1923, in Hancock, Md., Yetta was the wife of Ira H. Souders; the daughter of Benjamin and Rosalie Younker; and the sister to Dolores Creek, Arnold Younker, and Lowell Younker, all of whom…

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Arnold R. Wandless

Arnold R. Wandless 1965-2019 Arnold R. “Tuck” Wandless, age 53, of McConnellsburg, Pa., passed away on Sunday, March 17, 2019 at the Select Specialty Hospital, in Harrisburg, Pa. Born June 12, 1965, in Cumberland, Md., he was the son of Anna Wandless of Berkeley Springs, W.Va., and the late Sam Wandless, of Flintstone, Md. He…

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Franklin G. Stotler

Franklin G. Stotler 1946-2019 Franklin Gene Stotler, age 72, of Hancock, Md., passed peacefully from this life on Thursday, March 21, 2019 at the War Memorial Hospital, in Berkeley Springs, W.Va. Born October 30, 1946, in Hancock, he was the son of the late Junior F. and Ruth E. (Divelbliss) Stotler, and the husband of…

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Town to sponsor second police officer in academy

by Geoff Fox In an effort to boost the Hancock Police Department to four full time officers, the Town of Hancock is sponsoring two officers through police academy with the condition that they work as Hancock Police officers for at least three years. Right now, the town has two full time officers – Chief Rick…

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Mary C. Crouse

Mary C. Crouse 1930-2019 Mary Catherine Elizabeth “Bette” Crouse, age 88, of Hancock, Md., passed away on Saturday, March 16, 2019 at the Ravenwood Nursing Care Center, in Hagerstown, Md. Born in Hancock, Md., on August 15, 1930, she was the daughter of the late Thomas and Hazel (Myers) Vantz, and the widow of Robert…

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Trial for man accused of Hancock man’s murder delayed

by Geoff Fox A trial scheduled for this past Monday, March 11, for one of the three people accused of murdering Hancock resident Edward Gilhart in 2016 has been continued, according to Franklin County District Attorney Matthew Fogal. Fogal said the trial for Ryan Horton, 30, has been delayed and a pretrial conference is scheduled…

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Police investigate Fulton thefts

by Geoff Fox Police are looking for suspects who allegedly took part of a vehicle in Needmore and a purse from a Warfordsburg woman’s vehicle. According to Pennsylvania State Police, sometime between February 24 and March 5, a suspect stole a T-top from a 1999 Chevrolet Camaro from a location along Black Bear Road in…

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As building takes shape, so do ideas for Martha’s House

          by Geoff Fox Since its inception a few years ago, the plans for Martha’s House have been geared toward the youth of Hancock. But what kind of activities has been in question. Interfaith Service Coalition (ISC) Director Deb Cohill has been asking for community input for the last two or…

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