The Petersburg City Council, on a 6 to 1 vote, have voted to remove a request to ask the General Assembly to change the city charter and transfer many of the duty’s of the Treasurer’s Office to the newly created role of city collector.
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
At present some $136 million in construction is going on at the McGuire Veterans Medical Center in Richmond. A strategic master plan, adopted in 2008, is expected to wrap up in 2024. The goal was to privatize the hospital’s more than 400 beds and update and expand existing facilities.
In 2001, the City of Colonial Heights and the city’s school board entered into a financial partnership. The Memorandum of Understanding they signed takes the pain out of annual budgeting for the schools that many localities struggle with.
Researchers at the University of Virginia’s Weldon Cooper Center examined 2016 IRS data and discovered that there are more people moving out of Virginia than into the Commonwealth.
Earlier today (12/15), The College of William & Mary and Richard Bland Community College announced a unique new scholarship. It is designed to make possible for low income students with high ability to earn their four year degree.
At present, the U.S. military retirement system offers 50% of base pay for those who serve 20 years. If you leave before that, you get nothing. In 2018 a new “blended” system will be offered.
In Petersburg, Virginia State University is renovating, revamping, and enhancing its Harding Street Urban Agriculture Center with the goal of providing residents more access to healthy foods, and encourage a healthier lifestyle.
The theme for the day’s events is “The Way Ahead.” The inaugural ceremony is free and open to the public, but you need a ticket.
The State Water Control Board has approved water quality certification for the Atlantic Coast Pipeline. Dominion Energy calls the action a significant milestone for the project.
Banking in the 21st Century. At the Virginia Credit Union the eyes have it when it comes to signing into your account on a smart phone or other mobile devices.