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Fire claims Fulton County barn

Firefighters from around the area were called to a barn fire on Tuesday, March 22 on McKibbin Lane in the Buck Valley area of Fulton County. According to Little Orleans Fire Chief John Clingerman, the call for the fire came in just before 6 a.m. that morning with firefighters there[Read More…]

Meritus eases visitor restrictions

As COVID numbers continue to improve, Meritus Health has eased visitor restrictions by moving to Green visitation status. The change went into effect last week. The Green visitation status allows visitors for adult and pediatric inpatients 27/7 at Meritus Medical Center in Hagerstown and at Meritus Health’s outpatient services and[Read More…]

Hancock man arrested, charged with making terrorist threats

Jared A. Cubbage, 23, of Hancock was arrested on Friday, March 11 and charged with making terrorist threats following a series of harassing and threatening texts he allegedly sent in February. In the texts, he allegedly threatened to “kill cops” and create “a small town tragedy.” Multiple threats were outlined[Read More…]

Town advisor confirms details of his role with Hancock council

A Hancock News editorial on March 2 calling for town officials to hire a permanent town manager prompted Town Advisor Bill Valentine to explain in a Hancock council meeting what role he has within the town government. During the March town meeting, Valentine addressed questions about his role and salary[Read More…]

Valley Health lets patients have more visitors as COVID declines

Valley Health’s patient visitation guidelines changed to Level Yellow on Monday, March 14, because of declines in COVID and flu cases in the region. Since late November, Valley Health hospitals and outpatient locations have operated at the more restrictive Level Red as a precaution to protect patients, families and caregivers[Read More…]

Martha’s House to reopen youth & family activities Monday

After two years of being closed for public use, Interfaith Service Coalition will be reopening Martha’s House on Monday, March 14. Martha’s House, located at 47-49 West Main Street, takes its name from Martha of Bethany in the New Testament of the Bible who, along with her siblings, was friends[Read More…]