Archive for: January 25th, 2018

Local News
Alley driver cited in Fifth Street collision overturning his vehicle
January 25, 2018


Above, a perspective on the accident’s location; below, the overturned Jeep rests against residence – Photos/Roger Bianchini.



FRONT ROYAL – A charge of reckless driving has been filed in a two-car collision on Fifth Street between North Royal and Virginia Avenues on Tuesday, January 23. Jason Tiller, the driver of a southbound, 1997 Jeep Cherokee crossing Fifth Street at the alley running north-south was charged after being T-boned by a Dodge Caravan traveling eastbound on Fifth Street.

Tiller, 27, a resident of Esteppe Road in Front Royal was transported from the scene to Warren Memorial Hospital with what were described as minor injuries. Tiller’s vehicle was rolled onto its driver’s side by the impact and came to rest against a house at the southeast intersection of the alley and Fifth Street. Damage to the house appeared to be minor.

Midway Towing flips Jeep upright for removal from scene.

The driver of the Dodge van, Brian Dodson, 37, of South Shenandoah Avenue in Front Royal, was not reported injured in the collision.

This accident serves as a reminder that drivers traveling alleys must always yield the right of way to vehicles approaching on the streets they are crossing. This fact appears borne out by the location of Tiller’s vehicle in the wake of the accident. For while the location of Tiller’s vehicle up against the house at the southeast corner of the intersection indicates he had nearly made it across Fifth Street when the impact occurred, he is the driver who was charged in the incident.

Damage to the two involved vehicles.

Town Notices
Pedestrian signals out of service
January 25, 2018

Due to lighting improvements at the intersection of Commerce Avenue/John Marshall Highway/South the pedestrian crossing signals are out of service until Monday, January 29, 2018. They are currently covered with black bags until the work is completed at this intersection.

Motorists are asked to use caution while traveling through this intersection and to be aware of pedestrians at all times.

Energy Services Department – 540-635-3027

What Matters Warren
Town Tip Thursday – Update on ITFederal construction & EDA Micro Loan Program
January 25, 2018

Digging is in progress at the old Avtex site!  Construction of the new ITFederal 10,000 square foot building is moving forward.  Footers were in the process of being dug as Beth interviewed Jennifer McDonald, Executive Director of Warren County Economic Development Authority on Wednesday.

The EDA has a Micro Loan Program available to small businesses.  Visit: for an application and more information.  Easy process.  Up to $10,000.   This could be the perfect “gap” financing to help you purchase inventory above and beyond the limits of your bank loan.

Watch this video to learn more about both the ITFederal progress and the Micro Loan Program.

Economic Development Authority
PO Box 445 | 400 D Kendrick Lane
Front Royal | Virginia | 22630

Interview with Beth Waller and Jennifer McDonald
A What Matters Initiative
Video created by Jenspiration, LLC

Carrots are healthy, peeled or unpeeled
January 25, 2018

Peeling a carrot does not remove the majority of vitamins, according to the Tufts University Nutrition Letter.

The carrot skin contains concentrated vitamin C and niacin but just under the peel, the next layer, the phloem, also has these vitamins, along with vitamin A.

The core of the carrot, the xylem, contains the most calcium, potassium, magnesium and phosphorus.

According to scientists at the Tufts Antioxidant Research Laboratory, peeling a carrot removes some small amounts of vitamins and minerals, but there is “plenty of nutritional value left behind.”

The conclusion: Eat carrots the way you like them.