The Mayor of Hopewell thinks the ethanol plant that never opened could still be an asset to the city. Osage Bio Energy built the $150 million plant to convert barley to ethanol.
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
Following up on a traffic report yesterday, a truck driver was charged yesterday after oil was spilled on Interstate 85 in Dinwiddie County.
The all-volunteer Virginia Defense Force wants to expand its operations. It has been helping the National Guard with communications in time of emergency since 1985.
Parts of the 5th Congressional District, largest in Virginia, continue to suffer double digit unemployment rates. Candidates for the seat, which has changed hands in each of the last two elections, have talked about recovery.
Goochland's Planning Commission unanimously has approved the conceptual master plan for an apartment complex.
The Benedictine Society of Virginia has filed a lawsuit against Goochland County concerning the kind of turn lanes they want to install on River Road.
The Appomattox River Water Authority has recommended that the five localities it serves impose mandatory water restrictions. In Petersburg, Colonial Heights, and Prince George County, those restrictions go into effect today and tomorrow in Dinwiddie County. Chesterfield County will make an announcement this morning.
A year ago tomorrow, an earthquake centered in the Louisa County town of Mineral caused millions in damage and closed two school buildings forever.
Petersburg Mayor Brian Moore is facing a challenge for his City Council seat in this year's election.
Early Sunday, a pedestrian and the driver of the car that hit her, died on Cox Road near Tranquility Lane in Dinwiddie County.