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Fatal Crash on Loudoun County Parkway Being Investigated


Virginia State Police Trooper S.R. Wallace is investigating a two-vehicle crash in Loudoun County. The crash occurred Friday (November 25) at 1:19 a.m. on Loudoun County Parkway at the intersection of Gloucester Parkway.

According to witnesses, a 2006 Ford pickup truck was traveling north on Loudoun County Parkway when it failed to stop for a red light at the intersection of Gloucester Parkway. A 1997 Toyota sedan was traveling west on Gloucester Parkway and had the green light. The pickup truck struck the Toyota. … Continue Reading

Purcellville Police Blotter: Week of November 13, 2016


11/13/2016 – 08:30 p.m. 800 Blk. Kinvarra Place Neighborhood Dispute
Police were called to the scene of a neighborhood dispute. One neighbor complained that her neighbor was coming onto her property and tending to her pets without permission. Both parties were talked to and a resolution was completed. … Continue Reading

Sterling Man Charged After Sexual Assault of Two Children in Restaurant Bathroom


A Sterling man is in custody after he sexually assaulted two children on November 13 inside a bathroom at the Elevation Burger restaurant in One Loudoun.

The suspect, Luis F. Ore, 20, followed the two girls into the women’s bathroom of the restaurant around 8:00 p.m. where he held them against their will and sexually assaulted them. The ages of the girls are not being released to help protect their identities. … Continue Reading

Purcellville Police Blotter – Week of November 4, 2016


11/04/2016 – 02:42 p.m. 100 Blk. Hirst Rd. Fraud
The complainant reported that an acquaintance had fraudulently signed the title of a vehicle she has ownership in to obtain registration. The matter was turned over to DMV investigators for follow-up investigation.

11/05/2016 – 4:37 p.m. 700 Blk. E. Main St. Shoplifting
Employee of business reported that two individuals had concealed beer in their jackets and left the store without paying. The incident is under investigation. … Continue Reading

Juvenile Suspects in Custody in Connection with Ashburn Fatal Stabbing


Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office detectives have identified and apprehended two juvenile suspects in connection with the November 4 fatal stabbing and assault in Ashburn.

A 17-year-old from Ashburn was apprehended in New York on November 9. He is currently being held in New York on an extradition warrant on a detention order out of Loudoun County for aggravated malicious wounding. The investigation is ongoing and additional charges may be filed. … Continue Reading

Purcellville Police Blotter – Week of October 28, 2016


10/28/2016 – 08:18 p.m. 200 Blk. Hackley Ct. Domestic Dispute
Police were called to the scene for a neighborhood report of people yelling in the parking lot. It was determined to be an argument between a boyfriend and girlfriend. One of the parties had left the scene prior to police arriving on the scene. The party on scene said that no assault(s) took place. … Continue Reading

LCSO Continues Investigation into Death, Stabbing at Ashburn Meadows Apartment Complex


The Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office continues to investigate a stabbing that took the life of one victim and seriously injured another in the area of the Ashburn Meadows apartment complex in Ashburn.

Detectives with the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office continue to follow-up on leads in the case. At this time it appears the victims of the assault were targeted and there is no indication there is a threat to the community. … Continue Reading

Western Loudoun Sheriff’s Station Opens in Round Hill

November 2, 2016 News, Public Safety Comments Off on Western Loudoun Sheriff’s Station Opens in Round Hill

By Amanda Clark
On Saturday, October 22 there was a ribbon cutting ceremony for the Western Loudoun Sheriff’s Office that has opened in Round Hill.

Speakers at the ceremony included Sheriff Mike Chapman, Congresswoman Barbara Comstock, Board of Supervisors Chair Phyllis Randall, Supervisors Geary Higgins and Tony Buffington, Town of Round Hill Mayor Scott Ramsey and Captain Greg Ahlemann (the station’s commander). Mayors Kwasi Fraser from Purcellville, Roger Vance from Hillsboro, David Butler from Leesburg and Robert Zoldos from Lovettsville were also in attendance. Others attending included LCSO command staff, some council members from the towns in Western Loudoun, and local business and community leaders as well as residents. … Continue Reading

Teen Suicide Prevention Forum

November 2, 2016 News, Public Safety Comments Off on Teen Suicide Prevention Forum

Phyllis J. Randall, Chair of the Loudoun County Board of Supervisors, will host her first community forum on teen suicide prevention on Monday, November 7 at 7:00 p.m. The goal of this community forum is to continue the conversation, as a county, on what can be done to prevent teen suicide.

The community forum will take place at the INOVA Loudoun Hospital Conference Center, 44045 Riverside Parkway, in Leesburg.  There will be a panel of authorities, parents, students and concerned community members.

One Driver Killed in Accident on Route 7 East – in Western Loudoun

November 2, 2016 News, Public Safety Comments Off on One Driver Killed in Accident on Route 7 East – in Western Loudoun

Just before 1:00 p.m., Tuesday November 1, a driver was killed at the scene of a two-vehicle accident at the intersection of Routes 7 and 9 west of Leesburg. The second driver involved in the accident was taken to a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

Route 7 East bound from Hamilton to Route 9 was backed up for over four hours as the roadway was closed due to reconstruction investigators working the area to determine the cause of the accident. Vehicles were detoured onto Dry Mill Road.

MD Man Arrested in Regional Thefts of Credit Cards, Additional Suspects Sought

October 30, 2016 News, Public Safety Comments Off on MD Man Arrested in Regional Thefts of Credit Cards, Additional Suspects Sought

Following the arrest of a Maryland man this week, the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office is working to identify four suspects involved in a credit card theft spree targeting vehicles in the region.

The group has been targeting vehicles, most of which have been parked at National Parks in Maryland and West Virginia, and stealing credit cards. The credit cards have been used fraudulently at area locations, including some stores in Loudoun County. … Continue Reading

Leesburg Police Seeking Information

October 30, 2016 News, Public Safety Comments Off on Leesburg Police Seeking Information

On August 24, the Leesburg Police Department responded to Visionworks, located at 1607 Village Market Boulevard, Suite 124 in regards to a sexual battery that had occurred. A customer of the business reported that a doctor inappropriately touched her during a routine eye exam.

As a result of the investigation, Joseph F. Rosana, 35, of Sterling, was arrested on a misdemeanor charge of Sexual Battery. Rosana, who was employed as an optometrist with Visionworks is no longer employed at this location. … Continue Reading

Purcellville Police Blotter – Week of October 21, 2016

October 27, 2016 News, Public Safety Comments Off on Purcellville Police Blotter – Week of October 21, 2016

10/21/2016 – 08:57 p.m. 300 Blk. N. Maple Ave. Juvenile Complaint
A juvenile showed up to a school function and was found to be intoxicated. The parents of the juvenile were contacted and responded to pick up their son. Charges will be pending through the Loudoun County Juvenile Court Services Unit.

10/22/2016 – 12:43 a.m. 500 Blk. N St. Crisis Intervention Call
Police were contacted to respond to a domestic dispute. On arrival, it was determined that an elderly couple were having an argument and one of the parties was having medical and mental health problems. The person was persuaded to go to a medical facility by ambulance and be treated by medical staff. … Continue Reading







Pearl Harbor


By Nicholas Reid Seventy-five years ago this December 7, to quote President Franklin D. Roosevelt, “the United States of America was suddenly and deliberately attacked by naval and air forces of the Empire of Japan.” It will have been 75 …

Early Returns: How U.S. Markets Reacted to the Presidential Election


On November 8, 2016, Republican candidate Donald J. Trump won a closely contested election for president of the United States. Late on election night, when it became evident that Trump was likely to win, despite consistently trailing in the polls, …

America: Worthy of Our Trust


By Samuel Moore-Sobel My friend and I sit in a bar near our office. He is upset, bags under his eyes due to lack of sleep. Thursday, our weekly night to meet is usually a happy hour filled with intellectual …

South Riding

South Riding

I should have known that this one would take me far from my contemplative, Zen-inspired comfort zone; after I’d traversed more construction projects than I wanted to tally, competed with hurried, coffee-driven commuters with no time for mere existence, and …

Support Group Help Needed


Dr. Mike, My son was diagnosed with ADHD two years ago, and his pediatrician at that time recommended we try a social skills group for his “immaturity” and “impulsivity.” We did that, and our experience was horrible. The kids in …

The State of Corals

Figure 3 close up view of healthy coral polyps. [9]

(Presented to the Board of Supervisors December 6, 2016) “Events as severe as the 1998 event, the worst on record, are likely to become commonplace within 20 years.” – Ove Hoegh-Guldberg, 1999 [4] Tony Noerpel

Reply to Nicholas Reid – What is Science


“The word “cult” has always been controversial because it is (in a pejorative sense) considered a subjective term, used as an ad hominem attack against groups with differing doctrines or practices, which lacks a clear or consistent definition.” “[Dogma] is …

Student News

Congratulations, Class of 2016

6 Jul 2016


Woodgrove High School’s Class Of 2016 Graduation – By Amanda Clark On June 16, Woodgrove’s Class of 2016 was the 5th graduating class to walk the stage and accept their diploma. The ceremony was filled with anticipation as the chorus, …

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Buckland Earns Degree In Medicine

6 Jul 2016


Molly Buckland, D.O., graduated from the West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine with a degree of Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine on May 28. While at WVSOM, Dr. Buckland received the Dr. Roland P. Sharp President’s Award and the James R. …

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Adams Promoted To Lieutenant

6 Jul 2016


Lt. James Adams, from Sterling and a Potomac Falls Halls Graduate, earned the promotion to the rank of Lieutenant. Adams is a Navy Week and Executive Outreach Planner for the Navy Office of Community Outreach in Millington, Tennessee. U.S. Navy …

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Ugly Christmas Sweater Fad Keeps Growing

30 Nov 2016


Since 2012, the Re-Love It consignment shop, at 138 N. 21st Street in Purcellville, has developed the reputation as the place to get your Ugly Christmas Sweater in the Metro D.C. area. In that time, Re-Love It has sold more than 3,000 vintage Ugly Christmas Sweaters.

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‘The Giver’ Comes To Franklin Park Arts Center

30 Nov 2016


Geronimo Production Company’s Premier Show Geronimo Production Company is bringing another sort of Christmas play to Loudoun County. The Giver, based on Lois Lowry’s YA dystopian classic, will be premiering at Franklin Park Arts Center on December 8-11. “This show is perfect for Christmastime,” director Keaghan Wier said. “It focuses on displaying the value of family, love, and joy…. These …

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What Is Special To You about the Holidays?

30 Nov 2016


By Amanda Clark Henry Carlson – Purcellville “For me, the holidays are about celebrating the connection you’ve got with your kin, listening to 50’s music, and staying warm!”

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Grief and Greed


By Matthew Parse What would drive a single individual to cause so much emotional stress and financial burden on hundreds, if not, thousands of families? What would drive the Town …


Opinion: Terrorism, Debt, and China: Oh My!


– By Nick Reid world can be a very dangerous place sometimes, especially for a nation state such as the United States. Although danger is always present, the number and …

Metro Money Mess Pushing West


– By Delegate Dave LaRock (R-33rd) A local paper recently quoted Loudoun Board Chair Phyllis Randall as saying that in her observation “some of the concerns raised by the people …

Dear Editor

Vote No To the Minor Special Exception


We are a group of Loudoun County citizens who will be adversely affected if the board grants a special exception for the Catesby Farm property at your upcoming meeting. You …

It’s Our Right


On December 6, the Board of Supervisors is scheduled to vote on a “Minor Special Exception” proposal we submitted earlier this year concerning our Catesby Farm property. Unfortunately, our limited …

View From the Ridge

Broken Promises, Hidden by a Six-Foot Berm


By Andrea Gaines On August 9, 1825 at the age of 69, French military officer the Marquis de Lafayette was honored in Leesburg by former President James Monroe. The French-born …

Around Virginia

History’s Holy Places: Four Local Sites Worth Exploring This Fall


The Journey through Hallowed Ground is a 180-mile long, 75-mile wide trek from Gettysburg to Monticello, encompassing nine presidential homes and places, 18 national and state parks, and thousands of small and large historical sites. Dozens and dozens of these sites and related museums are short ride from just about …

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Land Trust Receives Large Donation

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On August 22, The Land Trust of Virginia received a $10,000 gift from the Sharon D. Virts Foundation, based in Herndon. The presentation of this grant was part of the Foundation’s official launch event, held at Selma Plantation in Leesburg. Notable speakers included Sharon D. Virts, FCiFederal Founder and Chair, …

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Farmers Urged To Be On The Lookout For Marijuana


Farmers in Southwest Virginia are being urged to check their property for marijuana planted by trespassers. Within the past year, hundreds of marijuana plants have been discovered between rows of hay bales on farms in and around Pulaski County, according to the Claytor Lake Regional Drug Task Force. “Unfortunately this …

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Accepting Applications for Sports League Funding

30 Nov 2016


Purcellville is accepting applications from local organizations for its annual sports league funding program. Organizations must serve the Town of Purcellville area, have citizens of the Town of Purcellville as players, and provide a letter to the Town from the IRS confirming the organization’s tax exempt status in order to …

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Woodgrove High Student Will Pursue Track and Field at George Mason

30 Nov 2016


Puneet Kaur of Woodgrove High School has signed a National Letter of Intent to continue her track and field career at George Mason University. Kaur has held the school record in shot put since her sophomore year and is looking to throw shotput, hammer, discus and maybe even the javelin …

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