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FEMA urges families to build disaster preparedness into September

National Preparedness Month is an observance each September to raise awareness about the importance of preparing for disasters and emergencies that could happen at any time. The 2022 Theme for this preparedness month is “A Lasting Legacy.” “The life you’ve built is worth protecting. Prepare for disasters to create a[Read More…]

First responders in Fulton County respond to “swatting” incident

Pennsylvania State Police are investigating a false report incident in the Warfordburg area on August 1 that saw first responders respond to an alleged shooting on Bradshaw Road. Just after 1 p.m. on Monday, August 1, members of the Pennsylvania State Police- McConnellsburg, Needmore Volunteer Fire Department, and Emergency Medical[Read More…]

State data says Hancock has seen 883 confirmed cases of COVID

by Geoff Fox Two plus years into the COVID pandemic, and Hancock residents have had 883 confirmed cases of the respiratory virus. As of Monday, Washington County residents have reported 37,653 cases of the virus since reporting began in 2020. In Maryland, Montgomery County has had the most cases, sitting[Read More…]

Meritus Health mobile clinic to offer easy access for COVID vaccines

Since December of 2020, when COVID vaccines were first authorized for use, Meritus Health has provided the community it serves with more than 106,000 vaccinations. The health system continues to look for opportunities to improve access to the vaccine, and will be expanding the offerings of its mobile vaccine clinic,[Read More…]