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Teen Found

<bt>A teen missing since December has been located, according to the Loudoun County Sheriff's Office.

Charles "C.J." Michael Robinson was located Thursday evening and is safe and sound. C.J. was listed as missing along with two other teens on Dec. 18. The three teens were seen together in the Sterling Park area the following day.

The other two teens were located Dec. 19 by authorities in Herndon.

<sh>Lobby Day

<bt>AARP Virginia id holding a Long-Term Care Rally and Lobby Day in Richmond, Wednesday, Jan. 24. Free bus transportation will be provided, as well as snacks on the way down, and a complimentary lunch on the way back.

There are two busses departing Northern Virginia at 7 a.m. and returning around 3 p.m. In the Loudoun County/Fairfax County area meet in front of the Hyatt Regency Hotel at Reston Town Center. The other bus departs from Alexandria.

The dayÕs events include a kickoff rally, at 10 a.m., at the Bell Tower on Capital Square in Richmond, followed by visits with state legislators in their offices.

To reserve a seat on the bus, call 703-931-0758 or send an e-mail to AARPVALTCDay@hotmail.com and indicate which bus you will be taking, Reston or Alexandria, and include your telephone number.

The trip is free, but reservations are required. Deadline to reserve a seat on the bus is Jan. 17.

<sh>Community Meeting

<bt>Supervisor Stephen Snow (R-Dulles) will be holding a community meeting at Mercer Middle School, 42149 Greenstone Drive, Jan. 18, at 7 p.m. This meeting is to serve as an informal work session between Snow and the citizens of the Dulles District to discuss matters of importance and concern for the year ahead. Items of specific interest are the upcoming county budget negotiations as well as a discussion of issues regarding needed infrastructure and community services in the Dulles South Area.

<sh>Republican Convention Set

<bt>On Jan. 7, the Republican Party of Loudoun County closed the candidate filing process for local offices. These candidates will participate in the LCRC Convention, to be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, June 9, at The Community Church, Ashburn. Interested voters visit www.LoudounGOP.com to download the delegate filing forms.

The following is a list of the Republican candidates by office sought. Constitutional Offices: Clerk of the Circuit Court, Gary M. Clemens; Commissioner of the Revenue, Robert S. Wertz Jr.; Commonwealth Attorney, James E. Plowman; Sheriff, Greg Ahlemann and Steve Simpson; Treasurer, Roger Zurn.

Board of Supervisors: At-Large, Michael Firetti; Blue Ridge, Mark Albright; Broad Run, John W. Ryan Jr. and Lori L. Waters; Catoctin, Robert Bruton and Geary M. Higgins; Dulles, Ayampillay (Jey) Jeyanathan and Stephen J. Snow; Leesburg, James E. Clem; Potomac, Bruce E. Tulloch; Sterling, Eugene A. Delgaudio; Sugarland Run, David M. Staton Jr.

<sh>Three Weekend Crashes

<bt>Three weekend vehicle crashes left four injured and two drivers charged with driving under the influence.

A Centreville man and Ashburn man involved in separate single-vehicle crashes have both been charged with driving under the influence.

The first crash occurred during the overnight Saturday, Jan. 6, in the Ashburn area. Around 2:30 a.m., a 26-year-old male of Centreville was driving a 1994 Honda Accord northbound on Route 659 just south of Luck Lane when he ran off the right side of the road, struck several trees before overturning and striking a small telephone utility box, according to the Sheriff's Office.

The driver was not wearing his seat belt and the airbag did not deploy. He was taken by ambulance to the Inova Fairfax Hospital where he was listed in stable condition. He was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol.

During the overnight Sunday, Jan. 7, deputies in Ashburn responded to the scene of a single-vehicle crash on Old Ryan Road south of Crosen Lane.

According to the Sheriff's Office, around 2 a.m., a 24-year-old male of Ashburn was driving a 2003 Volkswagen GTI southbound when the vehicle went off the right side of the road. The driver corrected and spun to the left crossing into the northbound lane, then overcorrected back into a right spin. The vehicle struck a two trees before spinning to a rest partially on the roadway. The driver was not wearing a seat belt and was ejected from the driver's side of the vehicle. He was airlifted to Inova Fairfax Hospital where on Sunday he was listed in stable condition. He was charged with driving under the influence and refusal. A 24-year-old male of Ashburn was a front-seat passenger in the car and was wearing a seat belt at the time of the crash. He was taken by ambulance to Inova Lansdowne Hospital where he was treated and later released. Speed and alcohol are believed to be factors in the crash.

The Sheriff's Office also responded to a motorcycle crash Saturday afternoon near Philomont. The crash was not alcohol related. According to the Sheriff's Office, around 4 p.m., Philip Ross Ebaugh, 54, of Purcellville, was riding his 1977 Triumph motorcycle south on Saint Louis Road when he lost control near Unison Road. Ebaugh was airlifted to Inova Fairfax Hospital for possible life-threatening injuries. Speed is also not considered a factor in the crash and there were no witnesses to the crash.

<sh>Residential Fires

<bt>A house trailer and a well house, located at 42926 Buffalo Run Lane, Centreville, were destroyed in a fire Wednesday, Jan. 3, according to the Loudoun County Fire-Rescue Services. The fire, which was reported at approximately 2:40 p.m., is under investigation by the Loudoun County Fire Marshal's Office. No damage estimate is available at this time and two persons have been temporarily displaced. There were no reported injuries.

In addition, a mid-morning house fire Friday, Dec. 29, damaged the residence at 25792 Priester's Pond Drive, South Riding. The fire, which was reported at approximately 11:20 a.m., is under investigation by the Loudoun County Fire Marshal's Office. Damage has been estimated at approximately $100,000 and the family of four has been temporarily displaced. There were no reported injuries .

<sh>Name Change?

<bt>Officials at the Loudoun County Sanitation Authority (LCSA) are considering renaming the organization, as part of a rebranding effort that is planned to coincide with the company's move to Ashburn early next year, and the start up of its new, advanced Broad Run Water Reclamation Facility. The move and the opening of the facility, both scheduled for spring of 2008.

LCSA has identified four possible "directions" to go in, in finding a new name and is seeking customer and community input on which way to go. Customers and members of the Loudoun County community are encouraged to cast their vote at LCSA's Web site. A survey will "pop-up" upon loading the Web page, www.lcsa.org. The survey will remain open until March 31 to give time for the public to vote. Once the public votes have been tallied, staff will review them and cast their own votes and then make a recommendation to the Board at its April board meeting, where the board will make the final decision.