The Shenandoah Valley-Herald
Water testing on tap throughout region
Virginia Cooperative Extension is offering a special low rate for private drinking water testing this month. Residents of several counties including Warren and Shenandoah will be able to get any private water derived from wells, springs or cisterns tested for $5 per sample.
The Shenandoah Valley-Herald The Warren Sentinel / 06-14-2013
Defamation suit vs. SAAA dropped
A former employee has withdrawn her defamation lawsuit against the Shenandoah Area Agency on Aging (SAAA) and three of its staff members. An order of nonsuit in Ann T. McIntyre’s case against the agency was recorded Thursday in Warren County Circuit Court. The order states that the case was dismissed without prejudice, meaning McIntyre — the agency’s former director of development — could refile her suit. She was seeking $2.35 million from the organization because of published media reports regarding her termination.
Toddler’s death leads to arrest in Woodstock
Police continue to investigate Monday night’s events that appear to have taken the life of a Woodstock toddler. Woodstock Police Chief Eric Reiley said the 20-month-old boy was pronounced brain-dead Wednesday after clinging to life for more than a day at the University of Virginia Medical Center in Charlottesville. Police arrested Nicole D. Miller, 25, on charges of child endangerment and child abuse at the Valley Vista Apartments in Woodstock on Monday.
The Shenandoah Valley-Herald / 06-07-2013
Regional jail taking shape
Members of the RSW Regional Jail Authority got a preview on Thursday of the new jail facility that will house up to 375 inmates and employ about 140 people when it opens in 2014. The $82 million jail, which is under construction on U.S. 340/522 in Warren County, will feature computer-controlled plumbing that prevents toilets from being deliberately clogged, 70-square-foot cells containing two bunks with pre-installed stainless steel fixtures, and “outdoor” recreation areas with stainless steel screen roofs where inmates are exposed to daylight.
The Shenandoah Valley-Herald The Warren Sentinel / 05-31-2013
Missing 3-year-old found in Cedar Creek
A four-hour search for a missing 3-year-old boy in Shenandoah County Saturday night ended in tragedy when his body was found floating in Cedar Creek just after midnight.
The Shenandoah Valley-Herald / 05-31-2013