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.
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
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.
Goochland County has chosen a new Fire Chief. William MacKay will take over June 28th.
Retired U.S. Army Lt. General Gus Pagonis has donated his extensive collection of videos, after action reports, and other material from the Gulf War to the Army Logistics University at Ft. Lee.
Tomorrow installment of this year’s Historic Hopewell Foundation Lunch and Lecture series will take place at the Appomattox Regional Library.