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By DAVE McMILLION | May 11, 2010
HANCOCK -- The good news just kept coming Tuesday for Hancock. First, the town cut the ribbon on a new museum that displays items from the closed Sideling Hill Exhibit Center along Interstate 68. Then, town officials unveiled improvements along the Western Maryland Rail Trail. And, finally, an announcement was made by a national parks official that three new projects are in the works for the Chesapeake & Ohio Canal National Historical Park in the area. A historic culvert along the towpath near downtown that has been deteriorating will be repaired at a cost of nearly $1 million, and the C&O Canal is planning to soon open a new visitors center along the towpath in a historic farmhouse south of town, said Kevin Brandt, superintendent of the park.
NEWS
By JACK HILL III/Staff Correspondent | July 9, 2010
Hancock's offense did plenty of damage on Thursday night in a 16-4 victory over National in a Maryland District 1 11-12 Little League Tournament losers' bracket game. Hancock will travel to Clear Spring tonight at 6. After a scoreless first inning, Hancock busted loose for five runs in the top of the second. Trent Rider and Jesse Wolford each singled, both runners moved up on a wild pitch and Taylor Kerns hit a one-out, two-run single to center. Tyler Clingerman reached on a fielder's choice and Carl Potter singled to left before Brad Younker slugged a three-run homer to left.
SPORTS
By BRETT NIEVES | Staff Correspondent | June 25, 2011
Hancock rallied back from a five-run deficit Saturday afternoon and upended Federal 6-5 in seven innings in a Maryland District 1 9-10 Tournament winners’ bracket game. Brady Day hit the game-winning single with the bases loaded in the bottom of the seventh to lift his team to the victory. Eaven Gordon was hit by a pitch, Gabriel Stotler walked and Justice Allen reached on a fielder’s choice to load the bases for Day. “We knew they were going to give us all they had,” said Hancock manager John Smith.
NEWS
May 29, 2012
The Washington County Sheriff's Office is investigating a reported rape Monday night in Hancock, according to a news release. A woman told deputies and detectives that she was raped while walking her dog in the area of Canal Street between 11 and 11:30 p.m., the release said. She said she believed the assailant was a male in his mid-20s who was wearing glasses, according to the release. The victim's name and age are being withheld. Anyone who was in the area of Canal and Main streets between 10:30 and 11:30 p.m. Monday and might have witnessed anything suspicious is asked to call Detective Sgt. Greg Alton at 240-313-2185.
NEWS
July 22, 2010
HANCOCK - The Cumberland Valley Volunteer Firemen's Association 109th Convention is planned for Aug. 4 to 7 in Hancock. Hancock Volunteer Fire Co is hosting the convetion this year. In 1901, fire chiefs from the states of Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia and West Virginia met in Chambersburg, Pa., for the purpose of adopting a uniform hose coupling and to develop a mutual aid system along the Cumberland Valley Railroad. Stretching from Harrisburg, Pa., to Harrisonburg, Va., the Cumberland Valley Railroad served as an artery for trade between the four states through which its rights of way traverse.
SPORTS
By JACK HILL III | Staff Correspondent | May 16, 2011
Zach Lucas had three hits and broke a school record for RBIs in a season as Williamsport beat Hancock 12-4 Monday in the Maryland Class 1A West quarterfinals. Lucas had three RBIs Monday, giving him 38 for the year and breaking the school mark of 37 set by Matt Bowen in 1999. Williamsport (15-4) will host Northern Garrett in the region semifinals Wednesday at 4 p.m. Tyler Nally ended up with two hits and three RBIs for the Wildcats. “We just talk about being fundamentally sound,” Williamsport coach Dave Warrenfeltz said.
SPORTS
January 20, 2012
Friday, January 20, 2012 BOYS BASKETBALL Faith Christian 67, Hancock 56 HANCOCK - Drew Michael scored 16 points to lead Faith Christian (7-6) past Hancock. Hunter McKinley led the Panthers (3-9) with 17 points and Garrett Wiles added 14 points and five assists. Donnie O'Brien had 11 points and seven rebounds, and Vince Foreman had five steals and four assists. JV: Hancock, 43-31 (H: Tosten 18). FAITH (7-6) Vocature 12, Johnson 5, Earl 7, Hoy 14, Michael 16, Hercules 12. Totals 21 20-30 67. HANCOCK (3-9)
SPORTS
January 6, 2011
January 6, 2011 BOYS BASKETBALL ROMNEY, W.Va. — Spencer Heller recorded a triple-double with 11 points, 17 rebounds and 10 blocks as Hancock got its first win of the season Thursday, beating West Virginia School for the Deaf 71-55. Jarrod McCoy had 16 points, eight rebounds and 12 assists and Garrett Wiles had nine points, seven assists and four steals for the Panthers (1-7). Hancock 71, W.Va. School for the Deaf 55 HANCOCK (1-7) O’Brien 4 0-0 9, Wiles 4 0-0 9, Foreman 4 0-0 8, Souders 4 1-4 9, Ray 1 3-4 5, McCoy 5 5-7 16, Heller 5 1-3 11, Finney 0 1-2 1, Martin 1 0-0 2. Totals 28 11-20 71. W.VA.
SPORTS
June 26, 2012
Tuesday, June 26, 2012 YOUTH BASEBALL HANCOCK - Gabe Stotler had three hits, including a three-run home run, and finished with four RBIs on Tuesday to lead Hancock to an 8-3 victory over Conococheague in a Maryland District 1 9-10 Tournament losers' bracket game. Justice Allen and Hopper Fink had two hits each for Hancock. Josh Golden struck out six. Hancock will travel to West End on Wednesday night at 6 for another losers' bracket game. Justin Taylor doubled in the first inning for Conococheague.
SPORTS
October 13, 2011
Thursday, October 13, 2011 PREP VOLLEYBALL HANCOCK - Lyndsay Himes had 17 kills and four blocks for Hancock on Thursday in a 25-21, 22-25, 25-16, 22-25, 15-13 victory over Broadfording Christian Academy (8-5). Also for Hancock (6-5), Joan Leavy had eight kills and three aces, Alisa Shives had four aces, 15 assists and three kills, Morgan Bain had three digs and Emily Harvey had seven digs for the Panthers (6-5). JV: Broadfording, 2-1. Greencastle 3, Big Spring 0 GREENCASTLE, Pa. - Ema Bobbitt had 18 service points, seven aces and eight digs for Greencastle-Antrim in a 25-16, 25-5, 25-15 sweep of Big Spring.
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SPORTS
By MARK KELLER | keller@herald-mail.com | September 1, 2013
Football is always a numbers game at Hancock Middle-Senior High School. The good news for the Panthers is the numbers are up in the first year under coach Todd Ruppenthal. “We're only carrying 19 on the varsity roster this year, but we were able to field a junior varsity team for the first time in more than five years and we have 17 players on that roster,” said Ruppenthal. “We have 79 boys in the school and nearly 40 are playing football. That's good for us.” However, only 19 players on the varsity roster leads to ironman football in many cases for the Panthers, and sometimes a lack of depth.
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SPORTS
August 29, 2013
Thursday, August 29, 2013 GIRLS SOCCER St. John's 5, Goretti 4 FREDERICK, Md. - Cassie Lavin scored two goals for St. Maria Goretti in a season-opening loss to St. John's Catholic Prep on Thursday. Taylor Blenckstone and Kirsten Searcy each had a goal for the Gaels, while Abby Pasierb had two assists, Peyton Lavin added an assist, Megan Rock had seven saves and Alisha Swope had six saves. BOYS SOCCER Hedgesville 1, Goretti 0 Drew Katrina had 15 saves for St. Maria Goretti (0-2)
NEWS
August 28, 2013
The main character in David P. Bridges' last three books, Maj. James Breathed, buried in Hancock, will be honored with a parade Oct. 12 at 1 p.m. on Main Street in Hancock. The parade route will pass by Breathed Memorial Park ending at his grave for the ceremonial awarding of the Confederate Medal of Honor. Maj. Breathed, who was a doctor, is the recipient of the Confederate Medal of Honor for conspicuous gallantry, bravery, and intrepidity at the risk of life, above and beyond the call of duty, while engaged in action.
NEWS
By DAVE McMILLION | davem@herald-mail.com | August 21, 2013
Opposition to a Washington County proposal to change land-use regulations around four towns including Hancock showed no signs of abating Wednesday night when about 65 people turned out for an informational meeting -   including one resident who brought a petition with 66 signatures of people against the plan. Residents who would be affected by the land-use changes said they are afraid of being forced to hook up to public water and sewer service, and that they will be forced to pay town taxes if the regulations are passed.
LIFESTYLE
August 21, 2013
The Hancock High School Class of 1963 celebrated its 50th class reunion July 13 at Raystown Lake Resort in Huntingdon County, Pa.  Eighteen class members, two faculty members and their guests were in attendance. Each class member received a video of yearbook memories and family photos. Door prizes were awarded. After dinner, the group took an evening cruise around the lake.
OPINION
August 14, 2013
“I'm a big Yankees fan, but A-Rod has to go. And never compare him to Derek Jeter, because Derek Jeter is a super ballplayer, and person.” - Williamsport “Hats off to the mayor and city council for finally making a stand on something, without having to do a study or paying for an outside group to do it. I'm referring to disbanding the food for soul downtown in the city market lot. ... It's not the place to hand out food. They can find another place, I'm sorry.” - Hagerstown “I'd like to know if the U.S. still has a vice president, and if we do, where is he?
OBITUARIES
August 14, 2013
Glenn Edward Flowers, 87, of Hagerstown, Md., passed away Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2013, at Meritus Medical Center. Born Jan. 4, 1926, in Hancock, Md., he was the son of the late Loney and Anna Marie Powell Flowers. He was a veteran of the Korean War, serving in the U.S. Army. He was employed as a correctional officer at the Maryland Correctional Institution for 30 years, and was a former member of Tonoloway Rod and Gun Club. He loved spending time with his family and grandchildren, and especially adored his great-grandchildren.
OBITUARIES
August 13, 2013
Arthur Leonard Lucas, 86, of Hancock, Md., died Monday, Aug. 12, 2013, at Meritus Medical Center near Hagerstown, Md. Born April 10, 1927, in Warfordsburg, Pa., he was the son of the late Richard Lee and Margaret Elizabeth Hill Lucas, and the husband of Idella Vernedia Trail Lucas, who died Aug. 21, 2008. He was a veteran of World War II, serving in the U.S. Navy. He retired in 1989 as a superintendent for Maryland State Park Service at Fort Frederick. He is survived by one son, Arthur Norty Lucas of Big Pool, Md.; six grandsons, Marty Adams, Randy Adams, Darren Lucas, Devin Lucas, Dereck Wollaston and Shane Wollaston; and two great-grandsons, Joshua and Trenton Lucas.
OBITUARIES
July 31, 2013
Ellen Marie (Witt) Sperry Lewis, originally from Hancock, Md., passed away Tuesday, July 30, 2013, at Williamsport Nursing Home in Williamsport, Md. Mrs. Lewis was born in Eckhart Mines, Md. She was the daughter of the late George Witt Sr. and Marie Witt.  She was preceded in death by her husband, John Lewis; and one brother, Charles Witt. Ellen is survived by three children, William Sperry and wife, Joyce, of Glen Burnie, Md., Russell Sperry and wife, Joyce, of Hancock, and Della Gleeson and husband, Warren, of Cable, Ohio; sister, Kathleen Anderson and husband, James, of California; brothers, Paul Witt and Howard Witt, both of Leesburg, Fla., and George Witt of Paoli, Fla.; nine grandchildren; and a number of great-grandchildren.
NEWS
By DON AINES | dona@herald-mail.com | July 15, 2013
Having experienced success in marketing the Stanley E. Fulton Industrial Complex to manufacturers, the Hancock Town Council is taking steps to purchase the Maryland State Highway Administration's former Western Regional Laboratory. The council voted unanimously on July 10 to tender its acceptance of an offer on the building through the state clearing-house process, Town Manager David Smith said. The town could purchase the building from the state later this year for $110,000, he said.
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