Battersea, the home of Petersburg’s first mayor, Colonial patriot John Banister, stands on the banks of the Appomattox River. An effort is underway to fund its restoration and preservation.
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
Prince George County Schools aren’t taking quite the budgetary hit they were expecting this year.
The Virginia Opera has been challenged.
Virginia had the highest recorded seat belt use rate in state history last year: 82.27 percent. State and local police will be out today looking to improve that percentage.
Bluegrass music is heard from coast to coast and has a big following in Virginia. There’ll be a bluegrass festival at the foot of the Blue Ridge Mountains on the first weekend of June.
Two VCU film students leave this morning on a two month odyssey across Virginia. They are focusing on the faces of poverty.
The Petersburg Generals are for sale. City Council voted this week to sell the team.
May is National Mental Health Month and an art show, opening next week at the Walkerton Tavern in Henrico, features work by people dealing with mental illness.
The Blue Star Museums Program is opening doors for active military and their families.
Petersburg City Council is providing $4,000 to help fund the Halifax Street Jazz and Blues Festival.