Hancock News

Man in custody for Sunday stabbing at AC&T

by GEOFF FOX Police are investigating a stabbing at a Hancock gas station that sent one man to Meritus Medical Center early Sunday morning. Around 12:30 a.m. on August 19, Hancock police were alerted to the AC&T at 260 East Main Street for a subject who was bleeding. When police arrived, they found Wes Barrett,…

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Driver in April chase, crash charged in W.Va.

The driver who led Hancock police on a chase down I-70 and across the Hancock bridge in April has been extradited to West Virginia to face charges there. Christopher McCauley, 23, of Berkeley Springs was charged on Thursday, August 16 in Morgan County Magistrate Court with leaving the scene of an accident with property damage,…

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DNR secretary, mayor talk about opportunities for students

by Geoff Fox Department of Natural Resources Secretary Mark Belton was in Hancock last Thursday to meet with officials from the town and state to discuss programs to benefit high school students. Mayor Ralph Salvagno, Delegate Mike McKay, Sen. George Edwards, and Town Manager David Smith discussed opportunities the DNR could bring to Hancock and…

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Gaming Commission distributes $1.9 million to county organizations, $168,600 for Hancock interests

by Geoff Fox The Washington County Gaming Commission awarded over $1.9 million to the Washington County Volunteer Fire and Rescue Association and 82 local charitable organizations. Of that $1,976,373.76 total, $168,600 went to organizations that are of interest to Hancock residents. Friends of Safe Place, Child Advocacy Center were the highest of those interests, receiving…

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Helping Hands reaching out for fifth year

by Geoff Fox This Saturday, August 11, Hancock Helping Hands, a community outreach group, is celebrating their fifth anniversary of helping families in the Hancock area get ready for school. The outreach event will take place in Widmeyer Park, rain or shine, from 10 a.m. until 12 p.m. or while supplies last. “We are looking…

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Fire causes damage to Resley Road home

by Geoff Fox An early morning electrical fire caused some damage to home on Resley Road west of Hancock on Friday, August 3 around 12:30 a.m. According to Hancock Fire Chief Robert Hoopengardner the fire was in the attic above the bathroom closet in a light fixture. The attic, he said, had about six to…

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Pa. man charged for abusing child, other charges expected

A Pennsylvania man has been arrested and charged with first-degree sexual abuse for allegedly having sexual contact with a young child several years ago in Berkeley Springs. Robert J. Taylor, 32, of Warfordsburg was arrested on August 1 by Captain Tim Stapleton of the Morgan County Sheriff’s Department on a warrant stemming from an investigation…

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Hancock archers show off skills to visiting writers

A group of outdoor writers from Virginia, Pennsylvania, and Maryland were took advantage of local biking, kayaking and fishing opportunities on July 13. Two Hancock residents also taught them about a National Archery in the Schools program in the region. David Flowers, PE teacher and coach for the Clear Spring Middle School program, was joined…

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