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PVAS to host turtle time

Join Potomac Valley Audubon Society (PVAS) for our program, Turtle Time, where you can connect with the animals at the Case Nature Center at Cool Spring Preserve. Turtle Time will be held on Friday, October 6 from 10 to 11 a.m. Watch Willow the Wood turtle, Scute the Box turtle,[Read More…]

Maryland gains 12,400 jobs in August

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) released state jobs and unemployment data last week. According to the preliminary survey data, Maryland gained 12,400 jobs in August, the largest job growth since July 2022. The unemployment rate decreased to 1.7%. This is the seventh consecutive month of[Read More…]

County to host meeting about transportation plans

The Washington County Division of Engineering will host the Maryland Department of Transportation (MDOT)’ s Consolidated Transportation Plan Tour meeting for Washington County on Thursday, October 5, at 10 a.m. The meeting will be held at the Washington County Public Safety Training Center at 18350 Public Safety Place in Hagerstown.[Read More…]

Hancock Police Report

Hancock Police report the following arrests and incidents from the week of September 18-24: September 18 Property damage accident, West Main Street/Limestone Road. Report to follow. Traffic hazard, first block Blue Hill Road. Tire in roadway. Tire removed. Assisted Morgan County Sheriff’s Office, Hancock area. Investigation. Traffic enforcement, Hancock area,[Read More…]

Celebrating 100th birthday

There will be an open house at the Parish Hall of St. Peter’s Catholic Church in Hancock on Sunday, October 1 from 1-5p.m. for Gladys Potts, who will be celebrating her 100th birthday. Everyone is welcome to stop by and share in the celebration with old memories and new.

Hancock Lioness Lions Club presents lip sync song review

The Hancock Lioness Lions Club will present “Musical Hits Through the Decades,” a lip sync review of songs from 1900 to the present on Sunday, October 1 at 2 p.m. at the Hancock Community Center, 126 W. High Street, Hancock. Admission is free and there will be one show only.[Read More…]

Judith Lorraine Compton

Judith Lorraine Compton 1943-2023 Judith Lorraine Compton, age 80, of Berkeley Springs, W.Va., died on Tuesday, September 19, 2023 at Hampshire Memorial Hospital Extended Care Facility in Romney, W.Va. Born August 23, 1943 in Great Cacapon, W.Va., she was the daughter of the late Glen Roy and Kathryn Lorraine Henry[Read More…]

Anna Gay Pennington

Anna Gay Pennington Anna Gay Pennington, 80, passed away at her daughter’s home in Hancock, Md. on Saturday, September 23, 2023. Born in Dryfork, W.Va., she was the daughter of the late Easton and Myrtle Wolford and the wife of the late Jack R. Pennington, Sr. Anna’s first job after[Read More…]