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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

State Police Uncover Forensic Link in Disappearance Cases

State Police have established a link between the disappearance of Hannah Graham and the 2009 case of Morgan Harrington. Harrington disappeared after rock concert at the John Paul Jones Arena at UVa and state police have never stopped actively working the case. Yesterday, Corrine Geller, Virginia State Police, said that the arrest of Jesse Matthew has provided what she called “a significant break in the case with a new forensic link for investigators to pursue.” Geller did not go into details.

MathScience Innovation Center Open House

The MathScience Innovation Center is inviting everyone to an Open House tomorrow (9/30) from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. There will be an opportunity to see what goes on. at the center. Daphne Schmidt (Coordinator, Special Programs) said visitors can explore the variety of programs available to students in 13 area school districts.

For information about the Open House and everything else at the MathScience Innovation Center, go to their new website:

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

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.