The Duke’s Preview: Warren County vs Clarke County featuring Coach Breeden

This week’s Friday Night Game of the Week on Fox Sports Radio 1450, The River 95.3 and streaming at and the Tune In Radio App features Clarke County (3-0) hosting Warren County (0-2), two team’s trending in opposite directions.

There is still plenty of time for Head Coach Josh Breeden’s Wildcats to turn things around and they have showed some bright spots.

Sr. Sully Zewar has looked strong at wide receiver, a position featured much more in the new spread offense.

Sr. QB PJ Dellinger has showed confidence at quarterback, his first year in the position.

Before the bye week, Millbrook applied a lot of pressure on Dellinger, but he stayed calm and confident in the pocket throughout the game.

The early bye week could help Warren County get their offense back on track, as they are still scoreless in the second half of their first two games.

Clarke County looks to be back in their usual form as a power in Class 2.

They have destroyed their opponents through the first three games averaging 38.7 points per game and allowing just 6.7 points per game.

Clarke County relies on a balanced rushing attack with a number of ball carriers who carry the ball efficiently.

The entire offensive line returned from last season and features four seniors.

They helped lead the Eagles to 305 yards on the ground against Buffalo Gap last week.

Warren County’s bye week and recent experience against Millbrook’s single wing offense could help the Wildcats keep it close early, but Clarke County’s rushing attack may be too much, Eagles 34- Wildcats 16.

Press play below to hear my interview with Warren County Head Coach Josh Breeden.

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Governor Youngkin signs Virginia State Budget featuring $1 billion in tax relief and new spending

Governor Glenn Youngkin ceremonially signed the Virginia State Budget yesterday on the Capitol steps.

Some of the cost cutting measures of the budget included an additional $1 billion in tax cuts, reinstating a sales tax holiday for school supplies, clothing, and footwear, tax rebates of up to $200 for single filers and $400 for married couples filing jointly, and eliminating the age restriction on military retirement income tax relief.

In education, the budget allocated $653.4 million in aid for K-12 education, $418.3 million to fight learning loss and chronic absenteeism, $152.3 million to hire more support staff, and $54.6 million from the General Fund to go towards a 2% raise for teachers and staff.

The State Budget also included $155.6 million in new spending for mental health services.

For the Governor’s announcement, click here.

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FCSO investigates a breaking and entry and burglary incident

The Frederick County Sheriff’s Office (FCSO) reports responding to an alarm at Greenwood Grocery at 1893 Senseny Road on September 3.

Upon arrival Deputies found signs of a forced entry at the glass front door and what appeared to be blood from the suspect inside the business.

Reportedly the suspect took approximately $200 worth of cigarettes and vape pods from the establishment.

Further investigation and review of surveillance video revealed a lone male was involved.

A subject who matches the description of a man who frequents the Green Park Drive and Green Park Road areas of Frederick County was revealed in the video.

At the time of the incident, he was wearing a gray tank top and black pants carrying a black backpack.

The suspect appears to have left the scene on foot and has tattoo on his left arm.

Pictures of the suspect are found here.

A $1,000 reward is being offered for any information leading to the arrest of this man.

Anyone with information on his whereabouts is asked to call Frederick Winchester Clarke Crime Solvers at 540-665-TIPS.

Anyone with information could also call the FCSO at 540-662-6162.

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One person injured in a major Page County fire

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The Stanley Fire Department report responded to a fire approximately 7 miles west of Stanley in the Battlecreek area of Page County.

On arrival crews found fire coming from the front of the home and consuming the roof according to an email from Fire Chief Terry Pettit.

The homeowner 81-year-old Earl Junior Kibler was the only one at home at the time of the fire.

Kibler did manage to escape but suffered burns to his arms and hands and smoke inhalation in the process.

Kibler was flown to a burn unit in Washington D.C. The home is considered a total loss with an estimated $400,000 in total damage to the structure and vehicle parked nearby.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation.

Six units responded to the blaze which took about 30 minutes to bring under control.

Firefighters remained on the scene for approximately 3 hours to ensure the fire was completely out.

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Monsanto Company makes statement following $80 million settlement with Virginia

The Monsanto Company released a statement following Attorney General Jason Miyares’ announcement regarding the $80 million settlement reached between the Company and Virginia.

In the statement, Monsanto mentions they have reached settlements with Virginia and Pennsylvania to resolve all claims relating to polychlorinated biphenyls, or PCBs.

The statement also highlights that the settlement does not contain an admission of liability or wrongdoing by the Company and they will fully resolve all PCB claims in both states.

Monsanto also states they never manufactured or disposed of PCBs in Pennsylvania or Virginia’s environments.

The Monsanto Company’s full statement reads:

Monsanto has reached settlement agreements with the Commonwealths of Pennsylvania and Virginia to resolve all claims relating to polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), a legacy product the Company ceased producing in 1977, two years before EPA banned their manufacture. The settlements contain no admission of liability or wrongdoing by the Company and will fully resolve all of those states’ PCB claims. Under the terms of the agreements, Monsanto will make a payment of $99.5 million to the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania (plus $500,000 in costs) and $80 million to the Commonwealth of Virginia, terms that demonstrate the prior settlement with the State of Oregon was an outlier. The Company never manufactured or disposed of PCBs in Pennsylvania or Virginia’s environments.

“In 2022, Monsanto filed a lawsuit in Missouri against six former PCB customers seeking to enforce contracts under which these companies agreed to fully defend and indemnify Monsanto. The Company entered into these indemnity agreements, beginning in 1972, as a condition of continuing to provide these former customers with bulk PCBs for use in their closed-end finished products. Monsanto ceased its legal manufacture of PCBs more than 45 years ago. Prior to this time, PCBs were highly valued as nonflammable safety fluids, specified by many electrical and building codes as well as insurance companies to protect against serious fire risk. Monsanto remains committed to defending existing and future cases at trial and will only consider settlements when it is in the Company’s interest to do so.”

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News Maker Todd Jones on Warren County Activities

A program is being offered by ARC of Warren County for caretakers of people with disabilities.

We spoke to Warren County’s Director of Technology Todd Jones about that and more in our latest news maker.

News makers are sponsored by Warren County Together We are Community.

Todd tells us of the ARC presentation and the services that will be available for those taking care of disabled people on Monday September 18.

He also has information on many other things that Warren County Parks and Recreation has coming in the fall.

Todd tells us that there is everything from Sign Language Classes to Self Defense Courses and more.

Click here for Todd’s latest news maker.

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