Vantage Data Center plans to invest $1 billion in Ashburn’s ‘Data Center Alley;’ Movie producer Harvey Weinstein accused of sexual harassment

Northern Virginia’s daily dose of local and national news for Wednesday, Oct. 11.

California’s Vantage Data Center plans to invest $1 billion in a 108-megawatt data center campus in Ashburn’s “Data Center Alley.” The company announced their largest expansion on Tuesday and plan to build five buildings across their 42-acre purchase.
(Loudoun-Times Mirror)

One week ago, eight women whom Harvey Weinstein had “reached monetary settlements” with, claimed that the movie producer pressured them to have sex with him.  Since then, celebrities like Angelina Jolie and Gwyneth Paltrow have come forward with similar sexual harassment accusations.
(The Washington Post)

Prince William County officials have approved their greatest bond pull for school construction funding since 2010. $126 million will support 14 school projects, one of them which involves building a new elementary school new Lake Ridge’s Chinn Park.
(Prince William Times)

After seeing a one-third decrease in ridership over the last few years, Metro plans on implementing four major marketing efforts which involve focusing on the 30 percent of riders who left because of reliability issues, strengthening their benefits program and regional employer relationships, promoting their pass and fare products and encouraging off-peak ridership via partnerships.
(Reston Now)

Yesterday afternoon, police investigated and secured Washington-Lee High School after the school reported receiving a threatening call from someone who claimed to be an expelled or suspended student. Students were allowed to leave at their normal dismissal time, though as of Wednesday morning the investigation is ongoing.
(ARL Now)