A fire Saturday afternoon at the Flag Ship Inn Motel on South Crater Road in Petersburg did considerable damage.
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
The state has given approved Community Memorial Healthcenter's proposal to build a radiation therapy center in South Hill.
The Federal Emergency Management Agency is going door to door in Louisa, Goochland, Culpeper, Fluvanna, Orange, Spotsylvania and the City of Fredericksburg urging registration for money to repair earthquake damage.
Children who created art work for the "Wear a Helmet, Prevent Epilepsy" contest run by Bon Secours and the Epilepsy Foundation of Virginia, were at the State Capitol this week for an awards ceremony.
April 15th falls on a Sunday this year, so the deadline for filing federal income taxes is April 17th. The IRS has made it easy to file on- line and get a faster refund.
Louisa County Supervisors and the county School Board have approved a geotechnical engineering study at the earthquake-damaged Thomas Jefferson Elementary School property.
The Lyric Opera of Virginia will present Rodgers' and Hammerstein's "The King and I" Friday and Sunday at the Landmark Theater. The production includes a large number of local children.
One suspect is in custody, but police in Petersburg are continuing their investigation into the beating death of a man Friday night.
Sperry Marine is cutting jobs in Charlottesville at its Naval and Marine Systems Division.
Community Memorial Hospital Health Center in South Hill is closing its obstetric and psychiatric programs at the end of March.
John Ogle has this report.