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John Ogle

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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

150th Anniversary of The Battle of New Market Heights

There’s a big Civil War battle re-enactment happening this weekend on Willis Church Road in eastern Henrico County. There’ll be battles staged tomorrow and Sunday marking the 150th anniversary of the Battle of New Market Heights.

More than a thousand re-enactors will begin arriving today. The army camps will be open to visitors and there are, she said, a slew of other activities for families both days. Learn more online at civilwarhenrico.com.

Police Urge Property Owners to Look for Hannah Graham

Charlottesville Police Chief Timothy Longo is appealing to the public to join the search for Hannah Graham. He called on property owners to search their land and urged realtors with vacant land for sale to do the same thing and he told them what to look for.

The Chief described what Hannah was wearing the night she disappeared. A dark sequined top, black pants, and white shoes.

If you have any info, call the tip line at (434) 295.3851.

Longo asked that wildlife cameras also be checked and unfamiliar tire tracks reported.

The Scientist of the Year and String Theory

Theoretical physicist and University of Maryland Professor, Jim Gates, is well known for his work on Super String Theory, a theoretical framework for the universe composed of one dimensional filaments that act extra dimensionally in a multiverse.

Dr. Gates is the second of a series of speakers at the Science Museum of Virginia addressing science and spirituality. He is the Harvard Foundation’s Scientist of the Year for 2014, and also serves on the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology.

Matthew Named as Suspect in Graham Disappearance, Charged with Abduction

Charlottesville Police have moved Jesse Matthew from "person of interest" to "suspect" in the disappearance of Hannah Graham. State and federal resources are involved in their search for him.

Police Chief Timothy Longo explained what’s changed in relation to the man who, investigators say, was seen with the missing 18-year-old. The chief didn’t go into his usual detail, didn’t take questions or talk about the ongoing investigation.

Matthew is also charged with two counts of reckless driving.

Agri-Nutrients Opening in Dinwiddie - 24 New Jobs

Agri-Nutrients Associates LLC will open a $6 million fertilizer plant next week in Dinwiddie County. The fertilizer Agri-Nutrients produces is called gypsum. It provides calcium and sulfur nutrients for plant growth and soil crops, as well as sports turf, commercial and consumer landscape turf.

President and owner Ben Wilson says, says he expects to add 24 new jobs over the next three years.

The plant is located just off Route 1 on Hofheimer Way.

The products produced at Agri-Nutrients, he added, will be sold up and down the east coast.

Person of Interest Named in Case of Missing UVa Student

Charlottesville Police yesterday (9/21) named a person of interest in the disappearance of 18 year old Hannah Graham. Jesse Matthew, who’s 32, is from Albemarle County.

The chief said police want to ask him some more questions about what time it was when witnesses say they saw him with the missing UVa student in a restaurant at the Downtown Mall. The chief referenced surveillance video showing her there.

Matthew was at the police station Saturday. He asked for a lawyer. That happened, and he left without saying anything.

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