The Altria Group announced yesterday that it's cutting its number of salaried workers in the cigarette business and related subsidiaries by 15%.
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
Chesterfield Police have a 23-year old man in custody in connection with the murder of a 49-year old Petersburg cab driver on Tuesday of last week.
Osage Bio Energy has until Monday to post a five million dollar letter of credit or Hopewell will take the parent company of the Appomattox Bio Energy Plant to court.
The Meadow Event Park in Doswell, in addition to being the site of the State Fair of Virginia, is also home to the Dominion Conservation Classroom. It opened during this fall's fair.
Louisa has experienced an earthquake, a hurricane, and a tornado over the past few months. The earthquake did, by far, the most damage. 900 of 1400 damaged homes have been inspected and damage estimates top 18 million dollars.
Virginia is appealing the Federal Emergency Management Agency's rejection of help for earthquake ravaged Louisa County. The school system was hit hard. Damage estimates run to $31 million.
Even though the Federal Emergency Management Agency has rejected Virginia's efforts to provide financial help to help people in Louisa County repair earthquake damage to more than 1400 homes they aren't waiting around from something to happen.
The Federal Emergency Management Agency rejected Virginia's to declare Louisa County a disaster area in the wake of the earthquake at the end of August. Now, an effort is underway to appeal that decision.
Columbia Gas of Virginia is alerting customers to be on the lookout for people stealing copper piping from empty homes and tampering with gas meters.
Unemployment was up slightly in Virginia last month.