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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

Former Petersburg City Attorney Still on Payroll

Petersburg’s former city attorney resigned on March 3rd. He is still on the city payroll.

Brian Telfair, city attorney since 2012, said he resigned primarily for health reasons and had been thinking about it for some time. It turned out, he left the same day City Manager William Johnson, III, was fired.

Telfair’s contract didn’t require severance but City Council signed off on paying him just under $34,000. The day after his last day of work, he was also paid just over $22,000 in unused vacation and sick leave.

Telfair started a new job two weeks after his last day.

Chesterfield’s New Superintendent of Schools Ready for Challenge

Dr. James Lane was confirmed last night as the next Superintendent of Schools in Chesterfield County.

Dr. Lane has been at the head of the Goochland County Schools for three years, much smaller than Chesterfield which is one of the largest in the state.

Dr. Lane noted that Chesterfield schools, like Goochland, are committed to innovation, instructional technology and project based learning:

Richmond Education, Employment and Career Academy

The Richmond Education, Employment, and Career Academy is an innovative charter school that works to prepare students with disabilities for life after high school.

The academy is a collaboration of Richmond Public Schools, VCU, and the Virginia Department of Education.

Maurice Burton, the Principal, said the students are challenged by aspects of everyday life that we take for granted. There’s an emphasis, he said, on real life situations and real job experience.

VCU Researchers Stabilize Negative Ion

Physics researchers at VCU have been able to stabilize negative ions, work that could help develop better lithium and magnesium ion batteries.

The VCU research team figured out a way to produce an unusually stable, multiply charged molecule by substituting ligands, atoms or molecules that bind to a particle with a high energy, for hydrogen.

Dr. Puru Jena, a professor in the Physics department, said they used this new complex to design a halogen free electrolyte for lithium and magnesium ion batteries, expanding on an earlier study of safer, halogen free batteries.