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Hancock briefs

April 15, 1999

HANCOCK - Seven Hancock teenagers were honored at Wednesday's Hancock Town Council meeting for "excellence in community service."

"You are a model I hope others will look at," Hancock Mayor Daniel Murphy said.

On April 3, the residents helped catch a driver who was charged with car theft, driving while intoxicated and negligent driving, said Hancock Police Sgt. Shawn Tasker.

The Berkeley Springs, W.Va., man was charged after a hit-and-run accident at the Home Center Pharmacy in Hancock, he said.

The seven teenagers were witnesses.

The residents were Elmer Wills, Eric Exline, Russell Browning, Justin Knight, Jerimy Unger, Mike Hixon and David Royer. All but Hixon attended the meeting and were given a proclamation by Murphy.

HANCOCK - The Hancock Town Council voted Wednesday to recognize and honor two deceased residents for their lives and public services.

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Honored were Jack Stiner, who had served on the Washington County Board of Education and was the former superintendent of the Pennsylvania Glass and Sand Corp., and Melvyn Fleegle, a Hancock police officer from 1965 to 1980.

Both died within the last few months.

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