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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

Auditor Warns VSU Real Estate Foundation

An internal audit warns that the finances of the Virginia State University Real Estate Foundation, owner of the University Apartments in Ettrick, pose a high risk for fraud.

Auditors found a lack of oversight on the use of a prepaid debit card for petty cash and the way checks and money orders made payable to cash when issued to cover expenses.

The foundation’s vice president, Pete Stith, told the Richmond Times-Dispatch the auditor didn’t find any missing sums of money or any graft or corruption.

US Supreme Court Turns Down George Huguely’s Petition

The US Supreme Court has turned down a petition, from George Huguely’s defense team, asking for a judicial review of the case.

Huguely was convicted of murdering Yeardley Love in her Charlottesville apartment in May of 2010. Both were lacrosse players at UVa and had dated.

Huguely’s lawyers have claimed the death was an accident, a drunken scuffle.

The appeal to the high court was latest to claim his Sixth Amendment right were violated when one of his attorneys fell ill and couldn’t be in court. When the judge asked, the other attorney said he was able to continue.

Survey Reveals Impacts Of Education Cuts

The Virginia Association of School Superintendents surveyed its members in the spring on the impact of reductions in state and, in some cases, local funding for public education over the past six years.

According to Executive Director Ben Wise, they found that schools are pushed to the limits of their human and financial capacity.

The General Assembly’s Joint Legislative Audit and Review Committee also did a study.

Richmond City Budget Report Still Not Submitted

The City of Richmond failed yesterday (10/1) to submit a basic financial report to the state, a report that is ten months past due. This is the second year the report is late.

Last month Richmond officials said they expected the report to be complete “no later” than October 1st. A new government mandated disclosure form filed by the city lists the projected submission date as October 31st.

Lenora Reid, who is deputy chief administrative office for finance and administration, told the Richmond Times-Dispatch, it could be sooner than that.

Tri Cities Graduation Rates

The Virginia Department of Education released data on the overall improvement of graduation rates for the class of 2015 statewide. In the Tri-Cities the news wasn’t all good.

Petersburg not only dropped since last year but has, in fact, the lowest graduation rate in the state. The 2014 rate in Petersburg was 82.6%, for 2015 it plunged to 70.9%.

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.