VCU researchers have found that life expectancy is declining at an alarming rate in the U.S. Drugs, alcohol, and suicides are contributing factors but there are others including geography.
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
Two years ago Virginia created and funded New Economy Workforce Credential Grants with the goal of building a 21st century workforce. Now, based on wage data, the program has exceeded all expectations.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention the current flu season is now more intense than any since the 2009 swine flu pandemic. There were more than 160 confirmed cases of flu in Virginia reported last month and the Commonwealth may be on track to top the 200 cases in a single week reported last February.
On a party line vote of 8 to 7, the Virginia Senate Courts of Justice Committee has killed bills intended to remove the old language, banning same sex marriage, from the Code of Virginia.
The Petersburg Preservation Task Force has put together a proposal to create a heritage trail to include sites that highlight the city’s long African American history.
Residential real estate tax assessments in both Henrico and Chesterfield Counties have increased again this year as the long recovery from the recession continues.
181 acres of what was once the River’s Bend Golf Club on the James in Chesterfield County near the Varina-Enon Bridge, has now been placed in a land conservation easement.
As a result of the corporate tax reform Congress passed just before Christmas, the Altria Group, one of this area’s largest private employers, is giving its employees a substantial bonus.
After 18 months negotiating with federal, state, and local agencies the non-profit Capital Region Land Conservancy has purchased the 871-acre historic Malvern Hill Farm in Varina.
Cristo Rey Richmond High School plans to open in the fall of next year in the building on Sheppard Street that was the original home of Benedictine College Preparatory. An independent Catholic school, with a unique educational philosophy, it will join 32 Cristo Rey schools nationwide.