VDH and FDA announce the recall of powder formulas

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The Virginia Department of Health (VDH) and Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced the recall of several powder formulas.

The recall includes Similac, Alimentum and Elecare and do not include any metabolic deficiency nutrition formulas.

All the formulas are from a Michigan manufacturer for possible salmonella.

Recall numbers to watch for include 22-37, container codes K8, SH, Z2.

Also be aware of an expiration date of 4/1/2022.

These should be return for a refund or thrown away.

Additional information from the FDA is found here.

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Martinsburg Police arrest a B&E suspect

The Martinsburg Police Department announced the arrest of a suspect in multiple breaking and entering incidents.

Video surveillance from several robberies show someone matching 44 year old Shawn Nicely’s description inside the businesses after hours.

When Nicely was confronted by officers he attempted to flee but was quickly apprehended and found to be in the possession of a pry bar, screwdriver and a large amount of cash.

Nicely is also wanted in Frederick County Virginia for failure to appear in court on felony shoplifting charges.

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An open house will be held at Rouss City Hall

The City of Winchester website announced an open house at Rouss City Hall Mar. 1.

The public is invited to add their input to the update of the 2019 – 2022 comprehensive plan which provides physical development for the city.

The meeting will take place at 5:30 p.m..

Public input can also be submitted online by email or letter to the Winchester clerk by noon Feb. 24, 2022.

You can email clerk@winchesterva.gov or call (540) 667-1815 to make other arrangements.

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VSP investigate a fatal Frederick County accident

An email from Public Information Officer Sergeant Brent Coffey of  the Virginia State Police (VSP) confirms a fatal accident in Frederick County.

The incident accorded at the intersection of Rt. 50 and Gore Rd.

Donald Killian of Parkville Maryland attempted a left turn when he was struck by a vehicle from Mathias West Virginia.

The impact caused Killian’s vehicle to strike a third vehicle at a stop sign.

Carla Simmons of Mathias West Virginia died at the scene from her injuries.

Simmons’ driver had to be transported to Winchester Medical Center (WMC) for treatment of serious injuries.

No one in the vehicle from Mathias West Virginia was wearing a seatbelt.

Occupants of the other vehicles were wearing their safety belts with no other injuries reported.

Killian has been charged with reckless driving.

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WCSO offer a youth football camp

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A press release from the Warren County Sheriff’s Office (WCSO) announced a youth football camp.

This is the second time youth football has been offered by the WCSO.

The camp will take place Apr. 2 with registration due by Mar. 15.

The drills and skill lessons will be conducted by Shenandoah University coaches, college players as well as NFL players.

Scouts will be on hand for youth players for possible recruitment for scholarships.

Commemorative items such as T-Shirts and autographs will be offered to remember the experience.

Lunch and refreshments will be served as well.

Applications and additional information can be found here.

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News Maker Sam Quinones on tomorrow’s 2/23 presentation

Page Alliance for Community Action and Northwestern Community Services Board will present journalist and bestselling author Sam Quinones at Luray High School.

Sam has written five books including The Least of Us: True Tales of America and Hope in a Time of Fentanyl and Meth.

Sam’s talk will be on addiction and the importance of community support for those with substance issues.

We spoke to Sam in our latest news maker segment about his presentation.

The good news is brought to you by The Town of Front Royal.

Sam tells us about his free presentation that begins at 6:30 tomorrow Feb. 23.

Sam also tells us about his discoveries made while traveling the country and observing the national addiction crisis.

Click here for Sam’s interview.

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Vaya Con Dios Mo, CT, And Zim

Greetings from The Booth!

With Shenandoah University men’s basketball coming to an end this week in the ODAC Tournament, the book closes on a great broadcasting era at SU. Men’s basketball play-by-play voice Mike O’Dell has decided to hang up the headphones after a run that goes all the way back to the late 80’s. In that period of time Mike has taken us through the ups and downs of Hornet Hoop, from the NCAA years of Dave Dutton to the present, where times have been a bit tough. In every instance, Mike has been a professional (even with an occasional jab at an official) and has made even the losses seem exciting. Anyone who has ever done play-by-play knows how tough that can be. I had the pleasure of working with Mike through the early Dutton years, and several seasons in the 2000’s when I came to the River 95-3/WZRV, “The Flagship For SU Athletics,” and the thing I remember most are the many stories from the road we accumulated. Maybe we’ll write a book one day. Mike, I hope you enjoy your post-broadcast years, but as we both know, play-by-play gets in your blood and never leaves. Hornet fans will certainly miss your passion for SU and your golden tones…

Another goodbye, this one permanently, as we lost Washington receiver Charley Taylor this past weekend. Taylor, a Pro Football Hall Of Famer, retired as the leading NFL receiver of all time  (he has since fallen to 67th all-time), but you can look up the stats for yourself. Charley came to the ‘Skins in the mid-60’s as a running back and could have excelled at that position, if it weren’t for the fumbles. After 2 seasons at running back he was converted to a wide-receiver and the rest is history. Taylor, along with Bobby Mitchell and Jerry Smith, became part of one of the most prolific receiving corps in the NFL, hauling in the passes of Sonny Jurgensen. Those were mainly losing years for Washington, until the arrival of Vince Lombardi and George Allen, when Charley saved his best for the big games. In the 1972 NFC Championship, Taylor hauled in 2 Billy Kilmer TD passes, as Washington mauled the hated Cowboys at RFK Stadium 26-3. And, there was the familiar Charley Taylor “touchdown” pose after every score. Thanks for the memories, number 42…

Finally, a goodbye to Ryan Zimmerman, who last week retired after spending his entire career as a Washington National. Zim was drafted by the Nats out of UVA and almost immediately gave baseball-starved fans in DC a glimpse of how bright the future could be, even in those early losing years. When the Montreal Expos franchise came to Washington as the fledgling Nationals, my long-dormant passion for baseball was reignited, and Zimmerman was a big reason. On a roster full of names like Lastings Milledge, Zim was a homegrown talent, and even as the losses piled up, one could see that he was a core player that you could build  team around. Zim was “the king of the walkoff,” with 11 career game-ending home runs. I was fortunate enough to see one of those at RFK while hosting a Nationals baseball trip for several of our listeners. And it’s only fitting that after toiling through the lean years, that he finally got his ring several years ago. When all is said and done, Zim may not get to Cooperstown, but he is certainly a Hall-Of-Famer in the hearts of DC baseball fans.

Until the next visit, thank you Mo, Charley, and Zim…and GO HORNETS!

RW