The Virginia Growth and Opportunity Board has approved $930,000 for two grants that will fund projects using VCU engineering research into a new way to manufacture medicine in a former chemical plant in Petersburg and provide high tech industrial mechanics training in Prince George and Greensville counties.
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 three buildings that make up the James Center in downtown Richmond are about to undergo a major renovation.
Henrico Schools are asking for public input in the search for a new Superintendent of Schools. There are several ways for people to express their opinions.
Last year Petersburg City Council raised rates for water and wastewater twice and now, those increases have been made permanent. Council passed an ordinance in June raising the rate 14.3% and added that if collection rates hit 92% the rate would be reconsidered.
Studies have found that state and federal tax credits for historic building rehabilitation projects in Virginia have resulted in not only the preservation of buildings but increased neighborhood property values and more.
University of Virginia Police Department is using Social Sentinel, software that uses key words and phrases to be aware and stay ahead of threats made on social media.
The Goochland County planning department is reviewing a site plan, presented by Henrico based Kalyan Hospitality, for construction of a Residence Inn by Marriott near Route 288.
Hanover County Administrator Rhu Harris presented a $493.1 million budget yesterday (2/14), an increase of $22.5 million more than the current budget. Budget proposals include a 41.7% increase to education and 14% to public safety.
For 187 years the Virginia Historical Society has collected all kinds of things that reflect and tell the history of the Commonwealth. When the Governor and others are there tomorrow (2/15) for a WWI Centennial Gala, the organization’s new name will become official.
Mecklenburg County’s population has been declining for nearly a decade. Last month the state estimated a decline of 1,730 people, a 4.5% loss since the 2010 census. County Administrator Wayne Carter says he’ll wait and see how things work out.