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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

Amazon Hiring for the Holidays With a Shot at Full Time

Amazon said it will create 80,000 seasonal jobs at distribution centers and reminded job seekers several thousand part time jobs led to full time work last year. Amazon’s VP for North America operations said they’ve already converted 10,000 seasonal jobs to regular, full time jobs with benefits and innovative programs that include a change to pursue education. And, he said, they expect that trend will continue as demand grows at their network of fulfillment and sortation centers after the holidays.

Football Player’s Mother Awaits Cause of His Death

The mother of the Park View High School football player who died after being injured during a game last Friday night says she still does not know what caused her son to collapse. Ernestine Parrish was told that the autopsy of her son, Jamond Salley, has been completed but, she said, she and her family are still waiting to know what happened between the time Jamond was injured on the football field at Brunswick High and the time he was pronounced dead at Southside Memorial Hospital.

Abduction Suspect Facing New Charges in Fairfax

The man arrested in connection to the disappearance of 18-year-old Hannah Graham is facing new charges in Northern Virginia. Jesse Matthew, Jr., has been indicted by a grand jury in Fairfax on charges of attempted capital murder, abduction, and sexual assault. Fairfax Police investigators say the assault there is connected by forensic evidence to the death of Morgan Harrington in 2009 near Charlottesville.

Medical Examiner Will Identify Human Remains Found in Albemarle

The state medical examiner will determine if human remains found Saturday (10/18) in Albemarle County are those of missing UVa student Hannah Graham. Albemarle County Police explained that around noon Saturday, a volunteer search team from the Chesterfield County Sheriff’s Office were searching abandoned property along Old Lynchburg Road when they found the remains near Walnut Creek Park. Charlottesville and State Police joined county officers to preserve the scene and are asking anyone who saw anything suspicious in that area to call their Tip Line at (434) 295.3851.

Chase City Football Player Dies After Injuries in Game

A high school football player from Chase City died shortly after he was injured during the first half of a game Friday night. Jamond Salley, a junior, played for Park View High School, the visiting team at Friday’s Brunswick High School game. Mecklenburg School Supt. James Thornton said members of his family, his friends and teachers said Jamond was a student with a “big heart and a smile.” He was popular and grief counselors, Dr. Thornton said, will be available at Park View today (10/20) for students who want to talk about the loss of their friend.

Petition Asks for Reedville Speed Reduction Devices

At the last meeting of the Northumberland Board of Supervisors, people who live in Reedville presented a petition to reduce speeding in the town. At least 31 households signed the petition asking for “speed reduction devices” either on or across Main Street. The speed limit is 25 mph, but Jane Kimball told the Rappahannock Record trucks go down to the end of the road and “they’re doing more like 45 miles an hour- and if they had to stop for someone, they couldn’t do it.”

Mecklenburg Supervisors Selling Closed Elementary School

Mecklenburg Supervisors are asking for sealed bids to sell the old Buckhorn Elementary School on Lake Gordon Road. Right now, the building is shuttered and falling apart. Baskerville area supervisor Bill Blalock admitting that selling is probably best, given the current situation, repeated what he’s said before. The school shouldn’t have closed in the first place.

According to the Mecklenburg Sun, Blalock asked County Administrator Wayne Carter for assurances that any and all bids could be rejected if the price is too low.

Pro Football Training Camp is Public Health Center

The Bon Secours Washington Redskins Training Center is more than a place for an NFL team to get ready to play football. It's also a health center for the public. Athletes pro and otherwise, men, women and children can find specialized care. Dr. Rishi Bala explained both he and Dr. Jeffery Roberts are board certified in sports medicine and primary care. Dr. Bala added that appointments are made the same as any other clinic, but, he admitted, for a doctor’s office it’s a really cool place.