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Flood control dams need maintenance to function

by Trish Rudder Seeking continued financial support to maintain the county’s flood control dams, Brian Farkas, executive director of the WV Conservation Agency met with the Morgan County commissioners on Wednesday, January 2 along with Jim Michael and Lin Dunham of the Eastern Panhandle Conservation District. Farkas said West Virginia has 170 small watershed flood […]

Tuttle tapped as 2019 commission president

by Kate Shunney Morgan County Commissioner Joel Tuttle was chosen to serve as president of the commission for 2019 during an organizational meeting on January 2. This will be the third year Tuttle will lead commission meetings and serve in that role. The 2019 Morgan County Commission met on January 2. Pictured, from left, are […]

Early morning ice causes accidents Tuesday

Freezing temperatures early Tuesday morning turned wet spots on roadways into ice, causing several accidents before dawn. A logging truck jack knifed on the Hancock bridge on Tuesday, January courtesy of the Hancock Volunteer Fire Company The Hancock bridge was shut down for several hours on January 8 after a tractor-trailer jack knifed on […]

Delores A. Barling

Delores A. Barling 1941-2019 Delores Ann (Barnhart) Barling, of Needmore, Pa., a loving, warm-hearted mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, aunt and friend, passed away on January 5, 2019, at the Fulton County Medical Center Long Term Care, in McConnellsburg, Pa., returning home to her Savior and Lord. She was born at home, in Warfordsburg, Pa., on May […]

Elva M. Calemine

Elva M. Calemine 1928-2018 Elva Marie “Diehl” Calemine, age 90, passed away at her home in Keyser shortly after midnight on Monday, December 31, 2018. Elva was born December 6, 1928, in Hancock, Maryland, to the late George McKinley and Lydia M. (Mitchell) Diehl. She often told stories about her hard scrabble yet carefree childhood […]

Barbara A. Roberts

Barbara A. Roberts 1937-2019 Barbara Ann (Allen) Roberts, age 81, of Needmore, Pa., passed away on Sunday, January 6, 2019 at her home. Born September 13, 1937, in Washington, D.C., she was the daughter of the late Robert A. and Ellen F. (Orndorff) Allen, and the wife of Patrick E. Roberts, whom she had been […]

Bernard L. Ashkettle

Bernard L. Ashkettle 1933-2018 Bernard Lambertus Ashkettle, age 85, of Hancock, Md., passed away on Monday, December 31, 2018, at his home. Born December 23, 1933, in Little Orleans, Md., he was the son of the late James Lambertus and Mary Ellen (Young) Ashkettle; and the husband, for 58 years, of Irma Beatrice (Lewis) Ashkettle. […]

Janice L. Stotler

Janice L. Stotler 1936-2019 Janice Louise (Mitchell) Stotler, age 82, of Hancock, Md., passed away on Saturday, January 5, 2019 at her home. Born November 16, 1936, in Hancock, she was the daughter of the late Jacob L. and Esther M. (Landers) Mitchell, and the widow of Merval E. Stotler, Sr. She was a graduate […]

Dorothy F. Shaw

Dorothy F. Shaw 1918-2018 Dorothy “Dolly” Florence (Trail) Shaw, age 100, of Hancock, Md., passed away on Saturday, December 29, 2018, at Brookdale Senior Living, in Hagerstown, Md. Born September 12, 1918, in Morgan County, West Virginia, she was the daughter of the late Benjamin F. and Pearl (Plotner) Trail; and the widow of Merrill […]

Neva V. Richwine

Neva V. Richwine 1931-2019 Neva V. Richwine, 87, passed away Sunday, January 6, 2019 in her home. She was the widow of the late Rev. William L. Richwine who passed away May 5, 2016. Neva was born July 1, 1931, in Cherry Run WV. and was the daughter of the late Howard & Viola Keesecker […]