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EDA finalizes $5.3 million building purchase

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FRONT ROYAL – The Front Royal-Warren County Economic Development Authority recently closed a deal to purchase a building that Executive Director Jennifer McDonald said she hopes will soon house manufacturing jobs. The EDA purchased a 14-acre industrial building at 426 Baugh Drive in the ...

Road reopens after sinkhole filled

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Oranda Road opened back up to traffic Friday evening, two days after a sinkhole forced the closing of a portion of the road. Repairs on Thursday morning to fill in the sinkhole using stone and concrete went as planned, said Sandy Myers, spokesperson for the Virginia Department of ...

Man gets jail time for hurting infant

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WOODSTOCK – A Rockingham County man must serve jail time for severely injuring an infant in Mount Jackson in September. Judge Dennis L. Hupp found Hirving Ayala, 24, of Penn Laird, Virginia, guilty on one count of felony child abuse, failing to provide medical attention to an injured child ...

Weekend rain brings smaller profits to Strasburg Chamber

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Rainy weather on Friday and Saturday meant that the Strasburg Chamber of Commerce did not receive as much money during Mayfest as it has in previous years, Mayor Rich Orndorff said. But Orndorff said that the organization still made a profit. “We didn’t lose money, but we obviously did ...

Authority moves ahead to improve sites

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WOODSTOCK – The Shenandoah County Industrial Development Authority can expect to spend money to make its vacant properties more marketable. The authority hired Draper Aden Associates in December to prepare a report on what the agency must do to attract more potential users to its sites. ...

Police Blotter: Shenandoah County

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The Shenandoah County Sheriff’s Office reported the following incidents: May 14: Brandon Richard Matassa, of Dayton, Ohio, was charged with possession of marijuana. Court date is 2 p.m. June 15 in Shenandoah County General District Court. May 15: Marissa Danielle Matassa, of Woodstock, was ...

Strasburg celebrates Mayfest: Sun shines on town’s parade

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STRASBURG – The sun came out just in time for the 36th annual Mayfest parade on Saturday. Hundreds of residents lined the streets as they waited for their favorite floats to pass by. Mayor Rich Orndorff said despite the unpredictable gloomy weather, he was pleased with the parade's ...

Despite rainy days, no major floods are expected

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If forecasts hold true, Shenandoah Valley residents need not worry about any floods striking the area. Cody Ledbetter, National Weather Services meteorologist, said although the Shenandoah River has risen, large floods are not expected. He said flash floods are the main concern and that ...

Two arrested after gun incident

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A county man was arrested Friday after he prevented his family from leaving a house while brandishing a shotgun, according to a Sheriff's Office news release. Kurt Jankowski, 33, was charged on a misdemeanor count of purchase, possession, or transportation of a firearm by a person ...

TRIAD Conference speaks to senior citizens

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WOODSTOCK -- Members of the Shenandoah County Sheriff's Office spoke to a roomful of seniors Friday at the Moose Lodge about safety and services available  for their age group. Lt. Becky Mauck of the Shenandoah County Sheriff Office said the event, the 17th Annual TRIAD Conference, promotes ...

VDOT to host Happy Creek Road public hearing

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FRONT ROYAL - Citizens can share their feelings on the proposed $10.5 million worth of improvements slated for Happy Creek Road when the Virginia Department of Transportation holds a public hearing regarding the proposed construction Tuesday from 4 to 6 p.m. at Warren County Middle School, 522 ...

Teen’s death ruled suicide

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The teenage girl whose body was recently discovered on Apple Mountain died from suicide, according to a Sheriff's Office news release issued Friday. Sarah Rose Genari, 17, was last seen April 26 walking away from her Apple Mountain home. Her body was discovered on May 8 in a nearby area around ...

Two teens arrested for vandalizing cars

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FRONT ROYAL - Two arrests have been made after nearly two dozen cars were vandalized at a local auto shop, according to a Front Royal Police Department news release. Jonathan Michael Hendrickson, 18, was charged on a felony count of property destruction and five misdemeanor counts of property ...

Business News & Events

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Cave Ridge Vineyard Cave Ridge Vineyard in Mount Jackson was awarded three silver medals and one bronze at the 33rd annual Pacific Rim International Wine Competition held in late April in San Bernardino, California. This prestigious competition attracted over 1,000 wines from all over the ...

Police Blotter: Warren County

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The Warren County Sheriff’s Office reported the following incidents:   April 29: Charles Linton Register, of Front Royal, was arrested on charges of driving under the influence.   May 1: Randolph Dennis Hutchens, of Martinsburg, West Virginia, was arrested on charges of ...

Sinkhole forms near Strasburg

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A sinkhole discovered Wednesday afternoon has closed part of Route 629 (Oranda Road) near Strasburg. Crews were excavating Thursday morning at the site of the sinkhole off the shoulder of Oranda Road between Route 660 (Timberlake Road) and Route 622 (Clary Road). The area is less than a mile ...