In Petersburg, Virginia State University is renovating, revamping, and enhancing its Harding Street Urban Agriculture Center with the goal of providing residents more access to healthy foods, and encourage a healthier lifestyle.
John Ogle began his career in broadcast journalism while still in high school. In nearly 50 years on the radio he has worked as a news anchor for the ABC, NBC, and Mutual networks and as News Director of radio stations in Richmond, Miami, Washington, and New York City. After ten years as News Director of WCXR, Alexandria, John returned to Richmond in 1993 and organized The Richmond Times Dispatch Broadcast News Service. In its 12 year history, the network’s programming was heard on 20 radio stations across Virginia. John retired from the Times Dispatch at the end of 2004 but is still heard daily as a freelance Correspondent on WCVE Public Radio and on the ABC Radio Network.
Articles by John Ogle
The theme for the day’s events is “The Way Ahead.” The inaugural ceremony is free and open to the public, but you need a ticket.
The State Water Control Board has approved water quality certification for the Atlantic Coast Pipeline. Dominion Energy calls the action a significant milestone for the project.
Banking in the 21st Century. At the Virginia Credit Union the eyes have it when it comes to signing into your account on a smart phone or other mobile devices.
Proof that if a deal seems to good to be true, it probably is. The Book People on Granite Avenue in Richmond doesn’t sell Fingerlings, but a website claiming to offer them has hi-jacked information from the bookstore’s website.
On Sunday afternoon, Dominion Energy shut down its Unit 2 nuclear reactor at the North Anna Power Station due to a water leak.
Kosmo Machine, Inc. has a 62,000 square foot office and manufacturing plant near Richmond International Airport. Ted and Pat Smook started off in 1976. Kosmo is an anagram of their name. In August, the company invested a million dollars in new equipment and added 30 jobs.
Pat Smook said they’re still looking for good people and they offer training.
"If you have strong math skills, strong mechanical ability, if you enjoy taking things apart and putting them back together then, as a rule, you would make a good machinist."
Culture Works came into being in Richmond eight years ago. It includes several large area employers, local governments and arts organizations. The group is currently lobbying the Governor and Mayor Stoney to help restore funding for the arts that’s been cut over the past ten years.
VCU researchers, in conjunction with Inova Fairfax Hospital and the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute, are leading a clinical trial testing a new treatment protocol to help prevent repeat opioid overdoses.
In Richmond, the State Water Control Board is holding the first of what will be four hearings scheduled on two controversial natural gas pipeline projects.