Construction Worker Dies

In Bulldozer Accident

A construction worker died Tuesday after being run over by his bulldozer at a building site on the Loudoun County Parkway near Ashburn, the Loudoun County Sheriff's Office said.

Witnesses said the man walked onto the treads of the bulldozer, apparently to work on its engine. The bulldozer began moving backward, and the man fell and was run over.

The man, whose name was being withheld while relatives were notified, was pronounced dead at the scene.

Public's Help Sought

In Finding Sterling Girl

Loudoun County sheriff's investigators are seeking the public's assistance in finding a 13-year-old Sterling girl who left her home last month and is believed to be in the Alexandria area.

Jessica Karina Granados is described as 5 feet tall and 100 pounds. She has black hair and brown eyes.

Relatives reported Granados missing Aug. 20, saying she left home on her own accord.

Anyone with information about Granados's whereabouts is asked to call the Sheriff's Office criminal investigations division at 703-777-0475.

Oatlands Plantation Hires

Special Events Manager

Oatlands Plantation has hired Katherine Farley of Purcellville as special events manager.

Farley has been involved in events management for 15 years, most recently in event sales and coordination for Tarara Winery in Leesburg.

Chamber of Commerce

Seeks Board Members

The Loudoun County Chamber of Commerce is accepting nominations for its board of directors. Members serve two-year terms and meet monthly.

Nominations can be sent to Mindy Williams at by Sept. 23 and should include the nominee's name, title, company, a brief reason for the nomination and the name of the nominating individual.

Stores Cited for Selling

Alcohol to Minors

Nine out of 20 convenience and grocery stores sold alcohol to underage customers in a undercover operation last Thursday, the Loudoun County Sheriff's Office said.

Members of the community policing unit visited 15 convenience stores and five grocery stores in the South Riding area and the western part of the county. Eight clerks were cited for violating state law. A similar operation in June cited 10 out of 20 stores for selling alcohol to an underage buyer.

-- Compiled by LESLIE SHEPHERD