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John Ogle

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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

Captain Young Appointed As Interim Chief

Prince George Police Captain Eric Young has been appointed interim Police Chief while the county searches for a new permanent replacement following today’s official retirement of Col. Edward Frankenstein.

Young has been with the department for more than 23 years. He started off as a communications officer, went to the Crater Criminal Justice Training Academy and graduated with top honors in 1992.

Since then, Young has worked as a patrol officer, a detective, and a supervisor. He was promoted to sergeant in 2001 and was in charge of the vice and narcotics teams.

Goochland Public Schools Win National Data Quality Award

The Data Quality Campaign, based in Washington, announced today (10/1) that Goochland Public School is the winner of its 2015 Flashlight Awards, recognizing its use of data to answers questions, empower educators, and communicate transparently with parents and the public.

Goochland Supt. of Schools James Lane said the district is committed to personalizing learning for every student.

Ass’t Supt. for Instruction, Dr. Stephen Geyer, organized the teacher leadership committee that meets regularly.

Virginia May Be Spared the Brunt of the Hurricane

National Weather Service forecasters say Hurricane Joaquin is shifting away from the coast and will apparently spare the Commonwealth.

Virginia may be spared the impact of what could have been a major hurricane. Jeff Orrock, the Meteorologist in charge at the weather service in Wakefield, says the region may still get up to six inches of rain through Monday, and the wind could whip up to 40 miles an hour or so Sunday night if Joaquin doesn’t shift again.

Dominion Virginia Power Ready For The Storm

Dominion Virginia Power is keeping close tabs on the progress of Hurricane Joaquin and crews are already geared up and ready for whatever happens.

The latest weather data indicates the Richmond region is going to be impacted on some level, perhaps quite seriously, by the storm.

Dominion’s Jannell Hancock said its easier now to report power loss.

Forecaster Still Uncertain About Hurricane’s Track

There is some likelihood that the wet weather of the past few days will be topped off by a hurricane. Forecasters are keeping close watch.

The National Weather Service in Wakefield says we will certainly get more rain.

Meteorologist Dan Proch says little is really certain yet about Hurricane Joaquin.

Computer models are changing rapidly and some do show it impacting the Richmond region.

Late Start – On Time Finish At Richard Bland

Richard Bland College of William and Mary offers a second, condensed, fall term semester for students who didn’t enroll in August for classes that have already started.

On Monday (10/5), students will be able to register to take courses both on campus and online leading to an Associate’s Degree. The college instituted this second registration some time ago, but Dean of Enrollment Services Tyler Hart says its getting more popular.

Graduation Rates Up

The State Dept. of Education has released new data on graduation rates in Virginia and the news is good.

Nine out of ten students who entered ninth grade in 2011 earned a diploma within four years and more than half graduated from high school with an Advance Studies Diploma.

Charles Pyle, at the Department Of Education, noted the drop out rate for the class of 2015 was down two tenths of a point from the class of 2014.

Nexstar Broadcasting Wants to Buy Media General

The Texas based Nexstar Broadcasting Group is offering to buy Richmond based Media General, Inc. for $4.1 billion and create the second largest TV station operator in the country.

Media General reached agreement earlier this month to buy Meredith Corporation for $3.1 billion. That move would create the industry’s number three TV operator. Right now MG owns 71 stations.