Student-based ‘Henrico Justice’ group to hold Short Pump march Saturday

An organization of about 20 current and former Henrico County Public School students plan to hold its second protest calling for changes to the school system, at noon tomorrow in Short Pump Park. The group, Henrico Justice, has an Instagram account, a website and a petition on with 258 signatures as of 2 p.m. Friday. Their first protest was […]

Henrico County offering rental assistance for those in need

Henrico residents who are experiencing financial hardship due to the coronavirus pandemic and are at risk of losing their rental house or apartment can apply for emergency support through the Henrico COVID-19 Emergency Rental Assistance program. Funding is available for qualifying, income-eligible households that have been impacted by job loss, furlough, reduction in hours of pay or other factors resulting […]

Obituary – Hazel Toone Gibbs

Hazel Elizabeth Toone Gibbs left us to join Dad on Tuesday, June 30, 2020. She was preceded in death by her husband of 68 years, Thomas M. Gibbs Sr.; her parents, Ellis and Elizabeth Toone of Skipwith, Va.; her siblings, Alma Toone, Edna Ritter, Thelma Gregory, Violet Dawkins, Dudley Toone, Garnet Toone and Earl Toone. Hazel is survived by her […]

Obituary – Carol Jean Schrader

Carol Jean Schrader, 81, of Henrico, entered eternal rest on Monday, July 6, 2020. Carol was preceded in death by her parents, John & Agnes Dillon; her son, Anthony Schrader; and brother, Mark Sigmon. Left to cherish her memory are her children, Ronald Schrader (Sylvia), Monty Schrader, Scott Schrader, Chad Schrader (Christy); grandchildren, Brandon, Jacob, Dillon, Katie, Karlie, Haley; great […]

Obituary – Mary Soaper Glascock

Mary Soaper Glascock, 88, of Henrico, passed away peacefully at her home in Richmond, Va. on Saturday, July 4, 2020. Mary was born on February 12, 1932 in Fauquier County, Va. to the late Ernest and Orena Soaper. In addition to her parents, Mary was preceded in death by her husband, Harry Glascock, Jr.; siblings, Jenny Wakefield, Edward Soaper, Bernard […]

Obituary – Diane Irene Lee

Diane Irene Lee, 77, of Richmond, passed away peacefully on July 2, 2020. Born to the late Viola and Walter Funk on July 1, 1943, Diane grew up in Philadelphia with her little brother, Ronnie. It was there she met her husband, the late Robert E. Lee, to whom she was married for twenty-one years. Diane lived in Philadelphia, Boston, […]

Obituary – Theresa A. Esper

Theresa A. Esper, 88, a native of Richmond, Va., departed this life surrounded by family at home on July 1, 2020. She was preceded in death by her husband, Anthony G. Esper; her mother and father, Joseph G. and Victoria Anthony; and her brother, Joseph G. Anthony Jr. She is survived by her nephews, Joseph G. Anthony III and his […]

Henrico Police

Data shows Henrico Police have used force in 35 incidents this year

About half have been investigated to date, and one officer has been disciplined

Henrico Police have used force in 35 separate incidents during 2020, and one officer has been disciplined for use-of-force actions, a police spokesman told the Citizen this week in response to a request for the information. Eighteen of the 35 incidents have been reviewed internally so far, Henrico Police Lt. Matt Pecka said. Police provided the Citizen with data about […]


43 more Henrico Jail West inmates test positive for COVID-19

Most are asymptomatic; additional test results still pending

Henrico’s Jail West is now experiencing a significant outbreak of COVID-19, as 43 more inmates have tested positive for the virus, bringing the total number of inmates infected there to 46. The new results come after the county conducted mass testing of inmates and staffers at the jail after three inmates tested positive recently. Of the 43 new inmates who […]

Henrico’s Friday COVID-19 case count is highest single-day total in a month

The Virginia Department of Health Friday reported 59 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Henrico – the most in a single day in more than a month. (Sixty-three new cases were reported June 7.) The new cases bring Henrico’s total case count to 2,784, an increase of almost 100 since Monday. The county’s death and hospitalization counts also each increased […]