Henrico County news
A project to improve a half-mile section of Creighton Road near the Glenwood Golf Club will get underway Monday, May 16 and include replacement of a narrow bridge.
Creighton will be closed to through-traffic from Caddie Lane to Stone Dale Drive beginning Wednesday, May 18, weather permitting.
A detour will direct motorists on Creighton around the work zone by way of Gordons Lane, Nine Mile Road and North Laburnum Avenue. Access to Glenwood Golf Club will be allowed from the western side of the work zone, toward the city’s limits. The closure is expected to remain in effect until December. > Read more.
Citizen Staff Reports 05/04/2016 Education
Deep Run High School’s robotics team was part of a four-team alliance that won competitive robotics’ biggest prize Saturday, the 2016 FIRST Robotics Competition Championship. The St. Louis event featured 600 of the best teams in the world, representing 24 countries.
The Deep Run squad, “Team 1086, Blue Cheese” teamed with three other robotics teams, from high schools in California, Illinois and Ohio to earn the victory. It was the first time a Virginia team had won the FIRST championship.
The win was particularly satisfying, according to Deep Run physics teacher and team coach Matt Wilson, because this was the last year that a single world champion will be crowned. Beginning next year, the competition will award two titles at different sites. > Read more.
HCA Virginia Hospitals have been recognized in the spring 2016 Hospital Safety Score, which rates how well hospitals protect patients from errors, injuries and infections. New Hospital Safety Scores, which assign A, B, C, D and F letter grades to hospitals nationwide and provide the most complete picture of patient safety in the U.S. health care system, recently were announced by The Leapfrog Group, a national patient safety watchdog. Henrico Doctors’, John Randolph Medical Center, and Retreat Doctors’ all received an A ranking, and were among 798 hospitals in the country to earn this honor. For the first time, the Hospital Safety Score includes five measures of patient-reported experience with the hospital as well as two of the most common infections, C.diff and MRSA. Developed under the guidance of Leapfrog’s Blue Ribbon Expert Panel, the Hospital Safety Score uses 30 measures of publicly available hospital safety data to assign A, B, C, D and F grades to more than 2,500 U.S. hospitals twice per year. It is calculated by top patient safety experts, peer-reviewed, fully transparent and free to the public. > Read more.
Citizen Staff Reports Henrico Community
Varina teen Unity Bowling is one of three finalists for the 2016 Snow Queen title at the Children's Museum of Richmond. Finalists can apply during their junior year of high school and are selected based on their previous and current service to the community, grades and ability to serve as needed during the coming year. > Read more.
Following a recount, Roscoe Cooper III has been officially declared the winner of the tight Nov. 3 Fairfield District School Board election, claiming the seat by 42 votes over Tara Adams. Cooper had been declared the winner on Election night – by just 43 votes – and Adams (who had led until the absentee ballots were counted) decided to request a recount.
The recount awarded two more votes to Cooper and three more to Adams. > Read more.
Citizen Staff Reports Henrico Crime
Henrico Police arrested and charged a 29-year-old county man in connection with three commercial robberies that occurred along the West Broad Street corridor this month.
Travis Wayne Vance was charged with three counts of robbery, use of a firearm in the commission of a felony, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and wearing a mask in public.
Beginning on Dec. 5, police responded to three commercial robberies along the corridor. In each incident, the victims provided a similar suspect description and modus operandi. The investigation identified Vance as the suspect. Police took him into custody Dec. 10. > Read more.
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Citizen Staff Reports 04/29/2016
Every week, another child is diagnosed with cancer in Central Virginia. Last summer, six-year-old Caroline Morris was one of them.
Diagnosed in June 2015 with acute lymphoblastic leukemia, the most common type of childhood cancer, Morris has been receiving treatment at Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU (CHoR) ever since.
“It’s not my hair that makes my beauty,” said Morris, who lost her hair as a chemotherapy side effect, “it’s my heart.” > Read more.
Citizen Staff Reports 04/25/2016
The sign up period for the Richmond Community Solar Co-op will close on April 30. Nearly 150 homeowners and businesses have joined the group to save money and make going solar easier. The group has started installations and is working with VA SUN to learn about solar technology and the process of going solar.
“If you’ve ever thought about going solar, this is a great opportunity to do so,” said Sekar Veerappan Co-op member and the group’s first installation. “Working with the group helps members learn about going solar and make an informed decision.” > Read more.
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