Tomorrow in The Star (6/17): The City of Winchester unveiled an interpretive historical marker (pictured) in Jim Barnett Park recognizing the decorated WWI veteran and outstanding baseball player Spottswood Poles, Anna Merod writes. Madisyn Mettenburg, a Clarke County High School alum, is headed to South Korea in July for a Fulbright English Teaching Assistant award, Anna Merod reports. Also, Doug Lawrence, a local farmer, is running for Barbara Byrd's Russell District seat on the Clarke Board of Supervisors, Mickey Powell writes.
Reservoir St. at the railroad tracks next to Hardee's (MLK Way and Reservoir St.) will be closed for track maintenance starting at 7 a.m. on June 18th through June 19th. Motorists are urged to plan ahead and choose an alternate route.
On Thursday, June 20th at 5:30 p.m., the Harrisonburg Police Department, along with other city departments will be participating in a community walk. This event provides an opportunity for officers and community stakeholders to go door to door connecting with residents through conversation.
The areas of focus for the walk will be HPD’s District 7, to primarily include Central Avenue and connecting streets from Laurel Street to Middlebrook Street. This is the fifth of many community walks to take place in the coming months. HPD encourages community members to walk and engage with officers who work in their district by asking questions, sharing information and learning about resources available to them.
The ‘Community Walk’ program was established to help bring together law enforcement and the citizens it serves with the goal of building mutual trust. “The event fits with our Community Policing philosophy,” says Chief of Police Eric English. “We’re taking community engagement and dialogue to our citizens, in their neighborhoods, with no set agenda; giving everyone a chance to discuss issues and learn more about each other.”
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All these years of her working at the EDA, did she have a retirement account? If so, this needs to be seized and whatever she had in there needs to be used to pay back the citizens of this county!
She had a boss, someone that was supposed to be making sure all the checks and balances were in place; who do you all suppose that was? She worked for the county and there is an administrator in charge, where was this person? Was he in on it as well? How could he not know what was going on if he was vigilant in his position? This entire department was/is being run by ineffective, inefficient, unreliable, and irresponsible individuals; that is clearly apparent! The buck stops with the people in charge of her, either the board, or the administrator or both, but she was not alone; couldn’t have been, not working FOR others who were her boss; we all have a boss. What this tells me is NO ONE was checking her, NO ONE was looking at her work; hell they had just agreed to give her a raise for her “good job”. So if there is blame to be laid at someone door, let look at those who were really in charge and maybe, just maybe, you might find more players sitting at the head of the table. Let’s face it, they all, and I mean everyone involved from the administrator to the board, were making just so much money, yet they all live a luxurious life beyond the means of those paychecks; so how is that?
She did not pay, all of Front Royal paid. How can someone get away with this for so long?
If the income was not reported with federal tax payments. Reported. Claimed income Then family should also have tax evasion charges filed.
Hey, my tax bill due date is coming up.
What happened to the money that was given to ITFederal? Is he being investigated for the loan that was given to him? I have this feeling that only the tip of the iceburg has been touched here. I think it goes a lot deeper than any of us know. Maybe right now, this forensic CPA has her hands full just investigating McDonald, but I think others need to be investigated as well. Councilwoman Egger had this figured out long ago and was told by some members that they were tired of hearing about it. It makes me wonder why??? Follow the money....just follow the money.
And front royal ranks at the bottom of public schools.
One thought comes to mind-Internal Revenue Service...
This woman is nothing but a low life, scamming piece of sh*t. Every week, folks are reading more news into how much more money this McDonald has stolen over the years. EVERY SINGLE PERSON connected to her with her thefts needs to be held accountable. It is unbelievable this has gone on for this long. Complete corrupt morons, who've turned a blind eye for this long (or must be connected to her thefts), running Warren County and the Town of Front Royal.
Stop annual passes so locals don’t use the parkway as a freeway.
Maybe they should increase the bag limit on bear during hunting season, extend the season or open up more areas for it. This is what happens when you don’t understand Quality Wildlife Management. And les we forgot, bears DO get into houses.
On 6/14/2019, Lyndon Wolverton, 27 years old, was arrested on Shenandoah County Circuit Court Indictments from 2016 for the following charges:
5 counts of Felony Breaking and Entering 5 counts of Felony Conspiracy Breaking and Entering 5 counts of Felony Grand Larceny 5 counts of Felony Conspiracy Grand Larceny 3 counts of Felony Destruction of Property.
Keep up the great work, and thank you for keeping us safe & secure.💕
He looks like a fine upstanding citizen, that should be incarcerated for at least 30 years no parole.
5 counts of each??? Probably not his first 5 or his last 5...just the 5 that got him arrested! Can we hope a lil prison time straightens him out? Let us hope!!!!!
He will do more time than the lady from Front Royal that stole over 20mill
Good work. Keep him off the streets
I'm sorry but that's just plain gross!
Tell you what I hope it's not methed up to say but he looks like a weineeeeer ...winner...you know your gonna get somewhere in life with neck tats ...nothing screams convicted felon like neck tats...ahhhh I'll stop
Tomorrow in The Star (6/15): Literacy Volunteers threw a celebration (pictured) for newly minted citizens at Grace Lutheran Church, Onofrio Castiglia writes. The Frederick County Board of Supervisors is considering a $20 million replacement of the county's emergency radio system, Brian Brehm reports. Also, a Frederick County man has admitted to shaking his baby causing blindness and permanent brain damage, Evan Goodenow writes.
Pictured: New American citizen Lydia Solano, left, formerly of Costa Rica, who passed her citizenship test and was naturalized Oct. 16, 2018, waves the American flag she was given during the Literacy Volunteers' Second Annual Citizenship Celebration on Friday. At right is her best friend, Hilda Storm, who emigrated from Mexico and was naturalized more than 40 years ago. Both women live in Winchester.
Congratulations to the individuals who received American citizenship. Hard work and desire paid off. Bill Storm you know right that you can only receive Social Security if you have paid in? That goes for you,me and the "old lady".
So te old lady is a new american ? Guess next week she will want social security to start.
Each head represents 1 report made to SVSS. A total of 1,455 reports of Abuse, Neglect, or Exploitation were received by Shenandoah Valley Social Services between July 1, 2018- June 1, 2019.
Thank you to the Augusta County Sheriffs Office, Greater Augusta Coalition Against Adult Abuse, and SVSS- APS unit for sponsoring this poignant display of the “Silent Epidemic” affecting our community. Abuse of older and vulnerable adults is just as prevalent as Child Abuse.
Can you identify the woman in this photo, suspected of shoplifting from GO Calendars at Apple Blossom Mall? If so, please contact Ofc. Handl at 540-662-4131 and reference incident #19023321. Anonymous tips can be submitted through the P3 App or by calling 540-665-TIPS (8477). ... See MoreSee Less
Detective J. Shaver and School Resource Officer R. Boyce both spent time with the students participating in the summer enrichment program at William Perry Elementary. Detective J. Shaver put on a K9 demonstration with his partner “Barkley,” and SRO R. Boyce gave a very informative presentation on law enforcement functions. The students had a great time learning about their police department. ... See MoreSee Less
MPD Shuts Down Three More “Problem Building” Drug Houses
The Martinsburg Police Department announced today the initiation of three more cases under the city’s “Drug House Ordinance” for the rental properties at 721 Winchester Avenue, 321 West Race Street, and 122 South Raleigh Street following recent drug investigations and arrests by MPD Patrol officers at the three multi-unit apartment buildings. The owners of the rental properties have been identified as John Perlov, for 721 Winchester Avenue; Jeremy Thompson of Ma-Jer Investments LLC for 321 West Race Street; and Dennis Grove for 122 S. Raleigh Street. Chief Richards described all three properties as “problem buildings” with multiple calls for police service during the past 12 months including 37 calls on Winchester Avenue, 10 calls on West Race Street, and 15 calls on South Raleigh Street. The repeated police-calls have included multiple disturbances, trespassing, suspected drug activity, threats, wanted persons, arrests, and drug overdoses.
On June 4th these two unknown individuals went in the piggly wiggly in Stonewall and scammed the clerk for 400$. If anyone recognizes these two please contact the sheriffs office front desk or the crime stoppers hotline!!
We want our people to be vigilant, we’ve also had reports of people calling and claiming to be with publishers clearing house and other organizations. Please do not give out your personal information, just hang up !! ... See MoreSee Less
If they would stay off their phones and pay attention crazy stuff might not happen
scammed the cashier? was this a forged check? counterfeit bills? i am confused.....but! still not a good situation at all
The store needs a better security camera.
Looks like they need some higher quality cameras lol
Must be Working together
How exactly did two individuals scam a cashier out of $400.00? Was the cashier not paying attention? Was it a bad check did they steal something ? $400.00 Isa lot of money to Sam someone out of. If it was a bad check or stolen check the system would have denied the check when ran through the register. Was it counterfit money?
This morning runners with the Rockingham County Sheriff’s Office and Harrisonburg Police Department left Harrisonburg with the Special Olympics Virginia torch. Today, they will carry the torch to Verona where it will be handed off to Law Enforcement in Augusta County and continue its way to the opening ceremony in Richmond. ... See MoreSee Less
This morning the Special Olympics torch was passed off to us by our Law Enforcement friends in Shenandoah County. Today, area Law Enforcement will carry the torch from New Market to Harrisonburg as the Law Enforcement Torch Run travels down Route 11 through Rockingham County. The run will resume tomorrow morning in Harrisonburg and will continue down Route 11 through southern Rockingham County where it will be passed to Law Enforcement in Augusta County.
Each year Law Enforcement members and Special Olympics athletes carry the “Flame of Hope” across the state and into the Opening Ceremony in Richmond to kick off the Summer Games. ... See MoreSee Less