Monday Trash Pickup Set

In Historic Leesburg

Garbage will be picked up in historic downtown Leesburg on Mondays in an effort to keep the sidewalks cleared of weekend debris.

Starting Aug. 30, trash will be collected for curbside commercial customers in the district on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays. Recycling will still be picked up on Thursday and Saturday mornings.

Trash should be placed on the curb after 4 p.m. on the preceding day.

For more information, call the Town of Leesburg Department of Engineering and Public Works at 703-771-2790 or e-mail trash@

Feds Approve Changes

In Two Voting Precincts

The Justice Department has approved changes to two voting precincts in Loudoun County.

The 212 Ridge Top Circle Precinct has been renamed 212 Claude Moore Park and moved to the Loudoun Heritage Farm Museum at 21668 Heritage Farm Lane in Sterling.

The 504 Oakcrest Precinct has been renamed 504 Smart's Mill Precinct and moved to the new Smart's Mill Middle School at 850 N. King St. in Leesburg.

The boundary lines and precinct numbers of both precincts remain unchanged.

Voter registration cards will be mailed Oct. 1 to all affected residents. Anyone who votes in those two precincts and does not receive a voter registration card by Oct. 5 is asked to call the Loudoun County Electoral Board at 703-777-0380.

Volunteer Firefighter

Guilty of Obstruction

An Ashburn volunteer firefighter under investigation for allegedly taking indecent liberties with a juvenile was found guilty Thursday of obstruction of justice.

Michael Dennis Morisi, 44, of Sterling was charged in June for sending what was deemed to be an intimidating e-mail to the alleged victim in the case.

The victim, who is now 19, told authorities in February that she and Morisi had inappropriate contact while she was 17 and a volunteer at the Ashburn Fire Station between July and December 2002.

Morisi was sentenced to six months in jail on the obstruction charge, with all time suspended. He was ordered to pay a $500 fine.

The investigation into the inappropriate contact continues, and further charges are possible, the Sheriff's Office said.

-- Compiled by LESLIE SHEPHERD