January 28, 2013
Mayor Daniel A. Murphy was re-elected to a ninth two-year term Monday night, defeating former councilmen Nigel Dardar and Tim Smith, according to complete but unofficial results from Hancock's municipal election. Also, two new faces - Ralph Salvagno and Homer Schetrompf - were elected to the town council, handing defeat to incumbent council members Dennis Hudson and January Souders, according to returns. Murphy received 204 votes to 109 for Dardar and 107 for Smith. Smith was midway through his second four-year term when he resigned late last year in order to run for mayor.
January 27, 2013
Gladys Virginia Sigel, 92, of Warfordsburg, Pa., died Saturday, Jan. 26, 2013, at her home. The family will receive friends Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at Grove Funeral Home, Hancock. The service will be Thursday at 11 a.m. at the funeral home. The Rev. F. Allan Weatherholt will officiate. Burial will be in Buck Valley Zion Lutheran Cemetery.
January 24, 2013
Allen Lee Myers, 61, of Hancock, died Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2013, at Berkeley Springs Rehab and Nursing in Berkeley Springs, W.Va. The family will receive friends Saturday from 4 to 6 p.m. at Grove Funeral Home, Hancock. Service and burial will be at the convenience of the family.
January 24, 2013
Mary Martha Smith, 93, of Hancock, Md., died Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2013, at Meritus Medical Center near Hagerstown, Md. Born Dec. 16, 1919, in Fulton County, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Ira Samuel and Barbara Rosetta Morris Smith, and the widow of Hildebert Edward Smith Sr., who died Sept. 5, 1988. She was a homemaker, a member of AARP and a member of Damascus Christian Church. She is survived by two sons, Hildebert Edward Smith Jr. and wife, Millie, of Hancock, and Gilbert S. Smith and wife, Bonnie, of Boonsboro, Md.; four grandchildren, Edward Smith and wife, Stephanie, Christopher Smith, Kelly Powell and husband, Barry, and Matthew Smith; and great-grandchildren, Madelyn, Dana, Erin, Hannah, Emma-Mae and Alexis.
January 18, 2013
Friday, January 18, 2013 BOYS BASKETBALL Williamsport 57, Clear Spring 34 CLEAR SPRING - Ryan Crabtree had 13 points and Williamsport went on a 19-0 first-quarter run in a win over Clear Spring. Sterling Christy had 12 points, Nick Johnson had 10 points and Riley Arnone had nine points for the Wildcats (6-7, 5-3), who forced 18 turnovers. Joey Fisher had 12 points and eight rebounds for the Blazers (5-5, 2-5). WILLIAMSPORT (6-7, 5-3) Crabtree 13, Arnone 9, Levine 2, Christy 12, Croff 2, Morris 4, Johnson 10, Seibert 1, Baylor 4. Totals 18 18-28 57. CLEAR SPRING (5-5, 2-5)
January 17, 2013
Two years ago, Hancock Mayor Daniel Murphy and two council members ran for re-election without opposition. On Monday, Jan. 28, voters will choose between three mayoral candidates and nine people vying for two council seats. About 100 people gathered in the town hall Wednesday to hear the candidates, each of whom was allowed time to make a short stump speech. “No matter what happens Jan. 28 ... the town is a winner because people are starting to get involved,” council candidate Michael Faith said.
January 15, 2013
Larry David Verdene Cross, 70, of Hancock, died Saturday, Jan. 12, 2013, at NMS Health Care in Hagerstown. A memorial service will be Saturday at 4 p.m. at St. Thomas Episcopal Church, Hancock. Arrangements are by Helsley-Johnson Funeral Home & Cremation Center, Berkeley Springs, W.Va.
January 15, 2013
Verna Lee Bishop, age 77, of Hancock, died Saturday, Jan. 12, 2013, at Meritus Medical Center in Hagerstown, Md. Born Nov. 12, 1935, in Hancock, she was the daughter of the late Jesse E. and Ruth B. (Bishop) Bishop and the widow of Grant A. Bishop, who died in 1990. She was a homemaker and a member of Grace Christian Fellowship Church. She is survived by three daughters, Gladys McMullen and Lee Ellen Myers both of Hancock, Ethel Iden of Berkeley Springs, W.Va.; three sons, Donald Bishop of Hancock, Ronald Bishop and Perry Bishop both of Warfordsburg, Pa.; two sisters, Nancy Bishop of Warfordsburg, Dorothy Hovermale of Hancock; three brothers, Frank Bishop of Hancock, Jesse Bishop of Falling Waters, W.Va., and Arthur Bishop of Berkeley Springs; three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; a number of nieces and nephews.
January 14, 2013
Monday, January 14, 2013 BOYS BASKETBALL MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Jordan Tosten had a game-high 19 points, including three 3-pointers, to lead Hancock to a 45-42 victory over Faith Christian Academy on Monday. Hunter McKinley had 10 points, five rebounds and six steals, Noah Teeter had 10 rebounds and six steals, Logan Manning had eight rebounds, Chad Sipe had seven rebounds and Tosten added four steals for the Panthers (4-6). Stephen Johnson had a team-high 16 points and six rebounds and Will Peifer had 11 rebounds and four steals for the Falcons (4-9)
January 13, 2013
The Town of Hancock donated $500 to Children's Village to support the free life-safety education program Children's Village provides to all second-grade students in Washington County each school year. Funds were generated from speed- camera revenue. Hancock was the first town to install the cameras. T.J. Buskirk, chief of police for the Town of Hancock, presented the check to Rochelle Morrell, director of Children's Village. “The Town of Hancock and the Hancock Police Department are committed to Children's Village and its successful safety program.