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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

Mecklenburg School Board Chooses New School Architect

The Mecklenburg County School Board has chosen Richmond based Ballou Justice Upton as the architect and design firm for a new high and middle school complex to replace four aging county secondary schools.

School Superintendent Paul Nichols said no contract has been signed but there is a site they like for the consolidated schools.

"It’s very much in the middle of the county, very near the turn off of highway 58 that would take you up to Buggs Island Lake."

Solar Power Project In Spotsylvania County

Sustainable Power Group LLC or sPower, based in Salt Lake City, has plans for a solar power project in Spotsylvania County. Microsoft has announced that it will buy 315 megawatts of the 500 megawatt’s they’ll produce.

sPower CEO Ryan Cramer said Microsoft’s early commitment, “Ensured that the project could move forward in a time of regulatory uncertainty.”

They really like to see renewable generation in the same places where they have load.

Hanover School Board Has Work Session On School Name Changes

The Hanover County School Board had a work session yesterday (3/22) afternoon. Among the items on the agenda was the community feedback gathered on changing the names of Lee Davis High and Stonewall Jackson Middle School. John Ogle has our report.

The board had asked the school system to devise methods to gather feedback from the public on the issue. More than 13 thousand people responded and 76% said the names should not be changed.