Thousands of people were on the National Mall cheering as the retired Space Shuttle Discovery, riding a 747 jet, took a victory lap around the Washington Monument, the Capitol and the White House on its way to The National Air and Space Museum's Virginia facility.
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
January jobless figures south and west of Richmond saw significant increases. According to the Virginia Employment Commission, Mecklenburg County's unemployment rate from 9.3 to 9.9 per cent over the previous January. The number of people looking for jobs was also up in the county compared to December.
Early this month the Richmond Metro Authority discovered that an error had led to automatic tolls charging some EZ Pass drivers on the Downtown Expressway $70 instead of 70 cents.
An early morning fire yesterday caused the evacuation of a Petersburg senior housing complex.
Hopewell City Council has said yes to a controversial plan to renovate the Beacon Theatre.
Even though we have a couple of extra days to file our federal income tax return, a lot of us will still wait until tomorrow just before midnight! The Internal Revenue Service is offering free on line help to beat the clock.
The IRS is encouraging small employers to check on the health care tax credit.
The Sheriff of Hopewell has been in the news since a judge overruled efforts by the city's Commonwealth's Attorney to take over local traffic ticket cases relating to Interstate 295 and since Triple-A Mid-Atlantic blasted the number of speeding tickets being issued in what it called a "million dollar mile."
It takes place Saturday 10 am to 5 pm.
A house fire early yesterday claimed the life of a woman in Prince George County.