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Government shutdown wreaking havoc with Metro finances and safety

Following inquiries by Virginia and Maryland’s Senators, the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) disclosed today, Jan.17, that it is losing, on average, $400,000 each weekday during the government shutdown. In response, the Senators issued the following statement:

April 28 dog walk for the dog park

A 2.75-mile dog walk in Lake Ridge VA on Saturday, April 28 will raise funds for the first public dog park in Prince William County. The dog park will be located in Lake Ridge at the intersection of Minnieville, Colby and Sturbridge Roads.

Manassas City Police ask for public comment on grant application

The Manassas VA City Police Department is asking for comments from the community on its grant application for the 2012 Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program. Residents should respond before the filing deadline of May 14. The police department proposes purchases of supplies and equipment to facilitate police work and officer and community safety at a total cost of $19,639.

PWC shelter offers free senior pet adoptions for seniors

Prince William County VA seniors 60 and older can adopt a senior dog or cat age 5 and older for free through a new program, "Seniors for Seniors," at the Prince William County Animal Shelter. All pets will be microchipped and there will be a microchip registration charge.

Public meetings in May on SuperNoVa transpo vision plan

Residents can review the results of land use and transportation analysis and review a summary of future regional transit and TDM (Transportation Demand Management) needs at three public meetings in May. The Virginia Department of Rail and Public Transportation (DRPT) will conduct the meetings on the Super NoVa Transit/Transportation Demand Management (TDM) Vision Plan.

Hylton Center gala honors the Mertens, underwrites venue for arts groups

A May 5 reception, dinner and show benefit event in Manassas VA will honor George Mason University President Alan G. Merten and Mrs. Sally L. Merten for their leadership in bringing the Hylton Performing Arts Center to Prince William County and the Northern Virginia region.

PWC Police Beat 4/16/12

Prince William County VA Police Department's crime report for Monday, April 16, 2012 includes two motorcycle fatalities, a burglary with intent to commit murder charge, two aggravated sexual battery arrests involving female victims ages 7 and 8 and two arrests involving assault and battery on a law enforcement officer.

Book Prince William Forest Park campsites online

Most campsites at Prince William Forest Park off I-95 in Triangle, VA can now be booked online at, PWFP becomes the 60th national park to join the online reservation system on April 18, 2012. Phone and in-person reservations will continue.

Friday the 13th fire burns house, deck, attic

No one was home around 11 p.m. on Friday, April 13, when a fire did an estimated $80,000 damage to a house, attic and deck in Dumfries VA, a Prince William County Fire & Rescue spokesman said.
Today's Obituaries

Deanna “Dee” Schaeffer, 81, retired librarian for Occoquan and McAuliffe elementary schools

Deanna Schaeffer, who served as a school librarian in Prince William County Public Schools for 22 years, passed away on Dec. 16, 2018. She was 81.

Martha Cannon, retired math teacher from Osbourn Park HS, math sub Stonewall Jackson HS

A memorial service for retired OPHS math teacher Martha Cannon will be held at 2 p.m., on Saturday, January 5, at the Manassas Baptist Church.

Archie E. Schiff, 107, formerly of Pottsville, Pa., baseball player, veteran, business owner

Archie E. Schiff, 107, of Manassas, VA and formerly of Pottsville, PA, died Dec. 7, 2018. He was especially proud of the years he spent playing minor league baseball for the Pottsville team and sharing stories of all of the changes he had witnessed in his 107 years.
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