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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

Crozier Author Wins Writer’s Contest

Robin Traywick Williams has been selected as the first place winner of the James River Writers and Richmond Magazine Best Unpublished Novel Contest.

Williams, from Crozier, wrote The Key to the Quarter Pole. Her book was chosen from among 75 entries.

Head Judge Maya Smart selected the winner. She called The Key to the Quarter Pole, an “excellent read” demonstrating a strong command of character and setting. “The novel’s structure,” she said,” is sound and engaging. It is the story of an independent woman with a weakness for hard knocking racehorses.”

Settlement Reached in Women’s Prison Lawsuit

A settlement agreement has been submitted in a case involving the Virginia Dept. of Corrections and female prisoners at the Fluvanna Correctional Center.

The agreement is intended to settle the class action lawsuit filed in connection with medical care provided to the women.

Federal Judge Norman Moon will review it and approve it before it becomes final.

A Podcast for Internists from VCU School of Medicine

Each week, two faculty members at the VCU School of Medicine meet to talk about issues that internists around the world deal with as they treat their patients.

Dr. Steven Bishop and Dr. Jeff Kushinka, from the Division of General Internal Medicine, include another faculty member or visiting expert to share issues.

They talk for half an hour and then, every Tuesday morning at 6:00 a.m., they publish a podcast.

Richmond Council to Study A Pay Raise

Richmond City Council voted last night (9/14) to pay $5,000 for a study on whether its members are being paid enough for their public service.

A nine-member Council Compensation Review Advisory Committee was established. It will issue a report, by the second of November, in time for legislation to be introduced to the General Assembly.

President Michelle Mosby claims the study is in the “best interest of the citizens,” of Richmond.

Only the 8th District’s Reva Trammell and 2nd District’s Charles Samuels voted no on the proposal.

Virginia 10th In Deer Strikes

State Farm Insurance has released new data showing that drivers in the Commonwealth have a one in 97 chance of a deer strike this year.

That ranks Virginia tenth in the nation, down one from last year’s ranking when the chances of a hitting a deer were one in 88.

Nationally the likelihood of drivers filing a claim for hitting a deer, elk, or moose is one in 169; that hasn’t changed since last year.

The chances more than double in October, November, and December. West Virginia is at the top of the list with a likelihood of one in 44.

Richard Bland College Launches Exceptional Student Experience

Richard Bland College of William & Mary is the first in the US to partner with UK based IBM-Portal to launch Exceptional Student Experience, or ESE, in pursuit of the college’s stated goal of 100% student success.

ESE@RBC is based on the success of the program that's been developed at Brockenhust College in England.

Debbie Sydow, President of Richard Bland College, says once you have the predictive analytics, what matters, is what you do with the information.

Each student is assigned what they call a Learner Mentor.

Charles City Man Pleads Guilty To Kidnapping

A Charles City County man entered a guilty plea in federal court this morning to a charge of kidnapping.

37-year-old Delvin Barnes appeared in Philadelphia before US District Judge J. Curtis Joyner to plead in the November 2014 kidnapping of a 22 year old woman on W. Coulter Street in Philly.

He grabbed her from the sidewalk as she was walking home, according to prosecutors, dragged her down the street and into his car.

Today Is International Suicide Prevention Day

Today is International Suicide Prevention Day and in this country Suicide Prevention Week. In the US there is suicide every 13 minutes, more than a million every year.

In Virginia suicide is the second leading cause of death among 12 to 24 year olds.

The Virginia Youth Risk Behavioral Survey reports that more than one in seven young people seriously considered suicide in the past 12 months.

Dr. Martin Buxton is Chief of Psychiatry at HCA Chippenham and Johnston-Willis Hospitals. He says it's important to know help is available.