Hancock News

Maci Renee Donaldson

Infant Maci Renee Donaldson, of Hancock, Md., passed away on March 10, 2019 at the Meritus Medical Center, in Hagerstown, Md. Born March 10, 2019, she was the daughter of Candian E. Manning, of Hancock, and Wes. H. Donaldson, of Fairfield, Pa. She is survived by three sisters, Bella K. and Bailee F. Donaldson, and…

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Willard L. Mellott

Willard L. Mellott 1926-2019 Willard L. Mellott, 92, of Needmore, Pa., died Wednesday, March 6, 2019 at Fulton County Medical Center, McConnellsburg, Pa. He was born May 24, 1926 in Thompson Township, Pa., the son of the late Jessie Garland and Blair Mellott. He was the widower of Naomi R. Sipes Mellott whom he married on July…

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Paul J. Hofe

Paul J. Hofe 1936-2019 Paul J. Hofe, 82, passed away on Tuesday, March 5, 2019 at his home. Born April 16, 1936 in Little Orleans, Md., he was the son of the late Henry Jackson and Venona Rosalie McCusker Hofe. He was a graduate of Flintstone High School. He had served with the US Army…

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Youth fishing rodeo events set; Tonoloway to host May 11

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources released details about opportunities for young people to experience fishing through 44 youth fishing rodeos in 15 counties statewide. Youth fishing rodeos in the state connect 6,000 thousand young people with the Maryland outdoors each year. Events start in March and run through fall. Anyone 16 years of age…

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Handful of Silica corporate staff to return to local office

by Kate Shunney Half a dozen U.S. Silica corporate employees will return to work in the former company headquarters in Berkeley Springs this summer. Company spokesman Michael Lawson confirmed that six employees working in human resources, accounting, legal and information technology will start working in Morgan County in a few months. U.S. Silica’s corporate headquarters…

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Accidents keep PA State Police busy over snowy weekend

by Geoff Fox Pennsylvania State Police were busy with accidents last weekend, responding to numerous accidents across Fulton County. Police responded to an accident on Interstate 70 just after 4 a.m. on Saturday, March 2, north of Warfordsburg. According to police, Posheng Wu, 21, of State College, was driving his 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLC east on…

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David D. Dere, Jr.

David D. Dere, Jr. 1964-2019 David Daniel Dere, Jr., age 54, of Warfordsburg, Pa., passed away at the Winchester Medical Center, in Winchester, Va., on Wednesday, February 27, 2019. Born October 15, 1964, at the Clark Air Force Base, in the Philippines, he was the son of David D., Sr. and Mildred D. (Creek) Dere;…

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High winds cause closings, outages, and damage

by Geoff Fox A windstorm associated with Winter Storm Quiana wreaked havoc on Washington County and the surrounding area Sunday night into Monday as gusts that reached up to 60 miles per hour. In Hancock, First Energy was reporting more than 100 electric customers were without power around 9:30 a.m. Monday morning. The areas were…

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High school holds talent show

Hancock High School held the fourth annual Hancock High School Panther Review Talent Show last Friday evening, February 22, as a fundraiser for the Hancock Middle-Senior High School Bands. Around 400 people, which was the largest audience to attend the talent show, showed up to watch 19 acts perform a variety talents during show. Acts…

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