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Six firefighters charged for sex with teen

STRASBURG — Six members of the Strasburg Fire Department, including its chief, were arrested over the weekend as a result of a Virginia State Police investigation into accusations that five of them had sex with a 17-year-old girl. Arrested were Chief Dale R. King, 36, of Strasburg; Nathan S. Hirschburg, 26, of Winchester; Andrew S. Key, 24, of Strasburg; Bradley A. Markin, 21, of Strasburg; Christopher L. Pangle, 32, of Woodstock; and Fabian J. Sosa, 25, of Woodstock. The suspects were detained at different times between Friday and Monday, Sgt. Les Tyler, spokesman for the VSP, said on Tuesday. They have all been charged with misdemeanor contributing to the delinquency of a minor, which carries a maximum sentence of one year in jail and a $2,500 fine. Tyler declined to say whether further charges are forthcoming.  

Boyce Council bans recording at meetings except with permission

BOYCE — The Town Council unanimously passed a resolution Tuesday forbidding residents from making audio or visual recordings of council meetings without prior permission from the mayor or town manager. Council already uses a digital device to make audio recordings of its meetings. The action comes after a resident used a smartphone to visually record a portion of the December council meeting.
The Warren Sentinel /  01-08-2018  

Shenandoah native remembered for lifelong service to town

SHENANDOAH ― The only list longer than the number of community councils, boards, committees and clubs he was a part of is the names of those who were touched by his service. On Thursday, Dec. 28, U.S. “Jack” Rinaca Jr. passed away. He was 92. Sometimes referred to as “Mr. Shenandoah,” Rinaca held roles including Shenandoah mayor and councilman, president of the former Shenandoah Chamber of Commerce, president of the Shenandoah High School Alumni Association and the District 5 representative on the Page County School Board.
Page News and Courier /  01-08-2018  

Under contruction? Council receives plans for former town hall

HARRISONBURG — More than 17 months after a flooded basement sparked an inspection that led to its use as Elkton’s Town Hall being discontinued, Town Council members soon could act on an effort to get a better grasp on the condition of the historic Jennings House. At this point, however, it appears likely that it will be at least midyear before Town Council knows what can be done and how much it will cost. At their Dec. 18 meeting, council members received proposals from three architectural firms interested in assessing the structure at 173 W. Spotswood Ave.
The Valley Banner /  01-08-2018  
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Fire and rescue focus group proposed

WOODSTOCK — During a work session on Feb. 4, the Shenandoah County Board of Supervisors proposed bringing local first responders together in a focus group to discuss their future. According to a presentation from County Administrator Mary Beth Price, the group would discuss the community’s public safety expectations and the best way to use “limited human and equipment resources” to respond to 911 calls. The 15-member group would contain five county residents, five representatives from the county administrative and fire and rescue departments and five volunteer first responders, the presentation read. Demographic needs would also be addressed, as 911 calls in the county increased from 9,900 in 2011 to more than 12,000 last year, according to the presentation.

House fire results in fatality

BASYE — The Shenandoah County Fire Marshal said a cigarette caused a house fire that killed a man on Feb. 4. David Ferguson said county fire and rescue personnel received word of the fire at 490 Holly Ridge Road, about three miles south of Basye, at about 1:30 p.m. Ferguson said first responders found William Wright, 56, dead in the house when they arrived.

Warren County officials seek solutions to trains blocking crossings for extended time

FRONT ROYAL — Trains passing through town at Rockland Road, Ashley Station Road and Fairground Road have recently blocked traffic for more than 30 minutes on several occasions. Sheriff Daniel McEathron said track crossings being closed causes a potential issue for fire trucks and rescue vehicles that may need to cross. He added there has not yet been an instance where a train passing through town has delayed emergency vehicles. School Board member Doug Rosen brought the issue up at a recent board meeting and said that school buses have been stopped for about 40 minutes several times recently at train crossings.
The Warren Sentinel /  02-11-2016

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11-10-2017

Football Roundup, 11/3: Warren County, Central and Luray end Regular Season with Key Wins

News and notes from Week 11 of the Valley's high school football schedule.
11-04-2017

The Price of Cheer: Valley Cheerleading Teams Face Increasing Costs

Luray High School's competition cheer squad isn't the only Valley team struggling to make ends meet.
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