Tokarz named county attorney for Henrico

Joseph T. “Tom” Tokarz II has been appointed county attorney for Henrico, effective Aug. 15. Tokarz joined the Henrico County Attorney’s Office in 1980 as an assistant county attorney and has served as deputy county attorney since 2011. He was named acting county attorney in June, following the retirement of Joseph P. Rapisarda Jr., who had served as county attorney […]

Henrico Schools provides answers to common virtual learning questions

Henrico County Public Schools officials have added to the system’s website a page with answers to frequently asked questions about the virtual return to school. The School Board voted unanimously July 23 to follow Superintendent Amy Cashwell’s recommendation and resume school Sept. 8 on a fully virtual path for the first nine weeks of the school year. “The Board’s shared […]

Tuckahoe Supervisor O’Bannon reappointed to NACo committees

Tuckahoe District Supervisor Patricia S. O’Bannon has been reappointed to various committees and boards of the National Association of Counties. O’Bannon will serve as a vice chair of the International Economic Development Task Force and as a member of the Healthy Counties Initiative Advisory Board, Information Technology Standing Committee, Large Urban County Caucus Steering Committee and Resilient Counties Advisory Board. […]

Henrico County offices, facilities to close Tuesday; courts to open on schedule

Expected inclement weather from Tropical Storm Isaias is causing Henrico County officials to close all general government offices and facilities Tuesday, Aug. 4. All county courts will open on schedule. All school facilities in the county also will be closed, although school system business may still be conducted through teleworking and other virtual arrangements. Trash pickup also is canceled for […]

Eastern Henrico convenience store robbed

Henrico Police are seeking the public’s help to identify the person who robbed an Eastern Henrico convenience store Aug. 2. It happened at about 4:19 a.m. in the 500 block of South Airport Drive, where a black male came into the business through the front door and demanded cash. While the clerk was complying, the suspect began placing tobacco products […]

3 Henrico educators provide tips for virtual learning

Three Henrico County educators Friday shared an hour-long presentation full of ideas and resources for teachers anywhere who will be teaching virtually in the fall. The presentation was not designed to tell teachers exactly how to use the resources, said Donahoe Elementary School Assistant Principal Tyler Hart, who worked with Greenwood Elementary School Principal Ryan Stein and Glen Allen High […]

Letters: Reader supports police reform

Dear Editor: As the Henrico Board of Supervisors and Virginia state legislature look at police reform, it is useful to look to the views of a couple conservative think tanks — Heritage Foundation and American Enterprise Institute. Heritage Foundation notes in their policy paper, Reforming of Policing (June 2020), “Police officers … deserve our support and respect …. (however,) large […]

Highland Springs’ Harmon commits to Oklahoma

COMMITTED! LOVE❤️ #OUDNA — Damond Harmon (@hunchoo_21) August 1, 2020 Highland Springs High School football player Damond Harmon, a top-15 recruit in Virginia and one of the top defensive back recruits in the nation, committed to Oklahoma Saturday, choosing the Sooners over a number of other high-profile Division I football suitors, including Georgia, Penn State, South Carolina and Tennessee. […]

Henrico’s COVID rate remains steady

Henrico County’s confirmed number of COVID-19 cases increased by 113 during the weekend, as five COVID-19 patients were admitted to Henrico hospitals and two deaths were attributed to the virus. The victims were in their 50s and 70s; it’s not known whether their deaths occurred recently or were only recently connected to COVID-19. Henrico’s most recent 7-day positivity rate (as […]

Spanberger to host telephone town hall Aug. 4

U.S. Representative Abigail Spanberger will host another telephone town hall meeting Aug. 4, during which she’s expected to answer questions from Seventh District residents about rising prescription drug costs, small businesses concerns amid the COVID-19 crisis, and her desire to expand reliable broadband internet access. She also will discuss her recent efforts to maintain telehealth services and address the status […]