Former Christendom College Professor arrested

A former Christendom College professor has been charged with solicitation of a minor and two counts of taking indecent liberties with a child.

72 year old William R. Luckey is being held without bail at the regional jail.

The College states on its website that the charges have no connection to the personnel or students at the school.

Luckey taught at Christendom from 1984 until his retirement in 2015.

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WMH welcomes a new Vice President of Operations

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Warren  Memorial Hospital (WMH) welcomes its new Vice President of Operations and Administrator Jennifer A. Coello.

Coello was selected to lead the WMH team following a national search process.

A graduate of the University of Virginia, Coello earned a Master of Health Administration from Virginia Commonwealth University.

She is board certified in healthcare management by the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE).

Coello will serve as Valley Health’s lead executive in Front Royal as President Floyd Heater retires in the coming months.

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LFCC and Rotz Pharmacy offer another vaccination clinic

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Lord Fairfax Community College (LFCC) and Rotz Pharmacy will provide another COVID-19 vaccination clinic at the Middletown campus July 9 and a second clinic August 6.

Second shots of the Pfizer vaccine will be available at both clinics with your vaccination card.

The vaccinations are for students employees and their families of LFCC.

The Pfizer vaccine has been approved for those who are 12 and older.

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Strawberries & Cream, Fire & Ice

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Greetings from The (air-conditioned) Booth!

As the area is bogged down in a mid-90’s heat wave this week, equally as hot is one Kyle Schwarber of the Washington Nationals, who now has hit 12 home runs in his last 10 games, and has been a major reason why the Nats have now gone over the .500 mark and are closing fast on the first-place Mets.

Also happening this week is the “fortnight” known as Wimbledon, one of tennis’ major tournaments, held across the pond at the famed All-England Club. I don’t follow tennis much anymore, but this time of year always takes me back to the mid-70’s through the early 80’s, when Summer nights would find me at Martinsburg’s Oatsdale park with my Wilson T-2000 in the back of my Chevy Vega playing tennis well into the night. I bought all the tennis mags, and made sure I was wearing the Stan Smith Converse shoes, Adidas tennis wear, and accesorizing with head and wrist bands. If you can’t play well, you might as well look the part…

This era way a heyday for tennis, with names like Borg, McEnroe,Connors, Evert, Navratilova in their primes. I always made sure I was up early for “Breakfast at Wimbledon” on NBC, with the great Bud Collins providing the commentary. And let’s not forget the great rivalries, including John McEnroe versus Bjorn Borg. It was a rivalry that was called “Fire and Ice” because of McEnroe’s fiery temperament on the court, as opposed to the almost unemotional style of the Swede.

On July 4, 1981, the two met on the grass of Centre Court for the second year in a row. The year before, Borg and McEnroe played arguably the best tennis match in history, with Borg outlasting the New Yorker in a match that included an 18-16 tiebreaker, and an 8-6 final set.

A year later, McEnroe would end Borg’s five consecutive Wimbledon titles in a 4-set victory that lacked the drama of the 1980 Final. The two would meet later that year in the US Open, as McEnroe again defeated Borg. McEnroe and Borg met 14 times in all, with each winning 7 times. The sign of a truly great rivalry.

It was a great time to be a tennis fan, and a great American win in the UK on July 4, 1981…

Until our next visit in The Booth, stay cool, Happy Birthday USA, and GO HORNETS!

VSP investigate a fatal accident in Fauquier County

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Virginia State Police (VSP) report an unidentified motorcyclist was killed while evading police on Route 29 in Fauquier County.

While being chased the motorcyclist lost control and struck two vehicles.

The motorcyclist died at the scene no one else was injured in the incident which remains under investigation.

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American Red Cross has a Rockland blood drive today 6/30

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The American Red Cross makes a blood drive stop at Virginia Hills Church today Jun. 30 from noon to 5:30 p.m..

Appointments are still available by using the zip code 22630 at

Using the code battle2021 at you can set up an appointment for Jul. 9 in Winchester.

That is in the Battle of the Badges blood drive which pits the Frederick County Sheriff’s Office against the Frederick County Fire and Rescue.

Using your own zip code at that website enables you to find a blood drive near your home.

The American Red Cross is calling the current shortage of blood severe with donations urgently needed.

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Sports: Wednesday, June 30, 2021

VBL Results, Another Schwarber Blast Propels Nats, O’s Rout ‘Stros

Last night’s Valley Baseball League action saw Front Royal out-slug Winchester 16-14. Strasburg railroaded Woodstock 22-6, while Purcellville beat New Market 7-2. Waynesboro and Charlottesville also picked up wins.

Tonight’s limited VBL slate includes Purcellville at Woodstock.

Washington’s Kyle Schwarber set a modern day mark with his 12th home run in 10 games as the Nationals nipped Tampa Bay 4-3. Juan Soto and Victor Robles also added homers, while Joe Ross pitched 6 and 1/3 innings of 2-run baseball , as the Nats went over the .500 mark at 39-38. The two teams play again this afternoon, with air time set for 3:35 on Sports Radio 1450.

The Baltimore Orioles broke open a tight contest by scoring 10 of their runs in the final 3 innings in a 13-3 rout of Houston last night. The Birds, who collected 16 hits on the night, were led by Cedric Mullins, who went 4-for-5, while driving in 2. The two clubs play tonight at 8:10.

And, at Wimbledon, Roger Federer advanced, while Serena Williams was forced to bow out after suffering an ankle injury in her first-round match.