Accidents/Fires/Floods

Down to the river

Neither of the two occupants of the late-model sedan was injured when it crashed through the fence separating the Burgers ‘N Things parking area from the low-running Thornton River in Sperryville on Saturday afternoon. […]

Accidents/Fires/Floods

Fire and rescue calls for Aug. 18

Tuesday, Aug. 9 7:42 p.m. — Black Locust Lane, Sperryville, public service, companies 1 and 7 7:55 p.m. — Water Street, Sperryville, public service, companies 1 and 7 Wednesday, Aug. 10 9:00 a.m. — Castleton […]

Accidents/Fires/Floods

Fire and rescue calls for Aug. 4

Tuesday, July 26 10:28 a.m. — Davidson Lane, Amissville, general illness, companies 1, 3 and 4 4:57 p.m. — Lee Highway, Sperryville, chest pain, companies 1, 3, 4 and 7 Wednesday, July 27 7:04 p.m. […]

By Ellen Berg
Accidents/Fires/Floods

Man down

Medics attend to motorcyclist Wayne L. Katz, 48, of Harrisonburg, at midday Saturday before he was flown to U.Va. Medical Center with a broken leg and unknown other injuries, after his motorcycle collided with a SUV on 211. […]

Accidents/Fires/Floods

Motorcycle speeders sentenced

Three northern Virginia men on motorcycles pleaded guilty to reckless driving by speed and were sentenced in District Court and alcohol-related cases top the July 12th docket. […]

Accidents/Fires/Floods

Fellow volunteers start fundraiser for Jenkins

The Washington Volunteer Fire and Rescue Department has begun a fundraising effort for one of its own, Gary Jenkins Jr., a 19-year-old volunteer who sustained serious injuries when his truck skidded off the road as he responded to a late-night ambulance call on July 12. […]

Accidents/Fires/Floods

VSP investigating fatal Warren County crash

Virginia State Police Trooper B.S.B. Williams is investigating a two-vehicle fatal crash in Warren County, according to a VSP spokesperson. The crash occurred at 7:47 a.m. Saturday (June 4) on U.S. 522 at Route 1050. A tractor-trailer […]

Roger Piantadosi
Accidents/Fires/Floods

Search continues for missing 80-year-old Sperryville man

About a hundred law enforcement and search-and-rescue personnel continued Monday to scour the rocky, heavily wooded slopes leading up to Oventop Mountain in Sperryville, where an 80-year-old resident who hasn’t been heard from since Tuesday is believed to have gone hiking last week. […]

Accidents/Fires/Floods

Commonwealth’s Attorney involved in distracted driving accident

Commonwealth’s Attorney Art Goff was charged with failure to stay right of center after he swerved on Rudasill Mill Road last Wednesday (Feb. 10) and hit an oncoming car driven by Daphne Hutchinson of Washington. He apparently dropped something inside his pickup truck, leaned over to retrieve it, and crossed over the centerline of the two-lane road. […]

Accidents/Fires/Floods

Wakeup call: The volunteer system is aging

The current county volunteer fire and rescue system may be in peril. There is serious concern among local authorities that the increasingly rigorous training demands from the state, coupled with an aging fire and rescue volunteer population, are challenging the viability of the system — and that means we could have to pay first responders, just like everyone else in the region. […]

Accidents/Fires/Floods

Trapped man dies

Fire and rescue volunteers from Washington, Amissville and Sperryville freed Charles Roy, an 88-year-old county resident, from beneath the engine compartment of his truck, which apparently rolled over him as he unloaded trash at Flatwood Recycling Center Wednesday morning (Dec. 16). Roy later died. […]