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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

National Packaging Firm Moving to Scott’s Addition

Stephen Gould Corporation, a national packaging design and product development firm, is the latest company in the area to decide to relocate in Scott’s Addition in Richmond.

Managing partner Michael Falcone said the move will happen before the end of the year. “We are moving to Scott’s Addition primarily to try to attract more of the entrepreneurs that are developing products, ideas, and concepts. We’re really excited to be able to tap into the brains there at VCU and be part of the action,” said Falcone.

I-95 Major Bridge Fix Will Slow Weekend Traffic

The Virginia Department of Transportation is alerting drivers who’ll be heading into Northern Virginia on I-95 to expect major weekend traffic delays southbound later this month.

The Neabsco Creek bridge, built in 1963, is just south of Potomac Mills Mall, and it needs a lot work. VDOT’s Ellen Kamilakis said a hole opened in the deck in September and a temporary fix was made. Now the real work is ready to begin:

The Virginia Economy: Workforce, Exports, and Impacts

There was a conference for House and Senate committees last week at the Capitol sponsored by the Wilder School at VCU and Virginia FREE, a coalition of business leaders. Dr. John Accordino, Dean of the Wilder School, explained what they talked about. “The state of the Virginia economy, some key aspects of the Virginia economy and what’s being done about it and what do we need to do about it,” said Accordino.

Technological change, the export market, and workforce development emerged as key themes.

Science Matters: Linx Device Implanted to Control Acid Reflux

Acid Reflux is high on the list of the most common ailments suffered by people in this country.

Food Lion super market carries more than 60 different over the counter brands of antacids and “acid reflux” relief medications.

At nearby Dawson’s Pharmacy, Pharmacist Wayne Dawson talked about how many prescriptions are filled for, perhaps, greater acid relief.

Dawson: “The ones that we carry behind the counter that are prescription only, oh, about, ten to a dozen.”

These drugs are a mainstay of his business.

Petersburg Mayor Protests Parole Office Location Plan

The Virginia Department of Corrections would like to move its District 7 parole office to a building on Park Avenue in Petersburg. The Mayor and others call the idea a “slap in the face” to the city.

Mayor Sam Parham points out that the area, off South Crater Road, is densely populated with apartment buildings and houses. “Lots of kids come out and play and catch the bus and walk to the store and it is an absolute horrible idea,” said Parham.