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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

Dominion Virginia’s Wind Demonstration Project Loses Funding

Dominion Virginia Power is assessing its options for a proposed offshore wind demonstration project after the Department of Energy withdrew funding. DOE pulled $40 million.

Dominion’s David Botkins said they will consult with other members of the Virginia Wind Technology Advancement Project, government, research, and community experts before deciding on next steps.

Virginia Launches RUOnlineVA? to Map Internet Access

The Governor launched RUOnlineVA? this week. It’s an effort to identify areas where there is no broadband internet access.

A survey will give individuals and businesses a chance to let the Commonwealth know if they can’t get online. Sec’y of Technology Karen Jackson said it’s easy, just log on to or call toll free 877-969-6675 and answer a few questions.

Goochland Supervisors Say Yes to Solar Farm

Early next year, the Charlottesville based Martin Solar Center will begin installation of Goochland’s first Photovoltaic Farm in the western part of the county. The solar farm will be located on 35 acres near Martin and Shannon Hill Roads.

The Central Virginia Electric Cooperative will buy the electricity generated.

Goochland Supervisors approved a conditional use permit.

Goochland Supervisors Approve Solar Farm Project

The Goochland Board of Supervisors has given the okay for a conditional use permit to allow the first photovoltaic facility in Goochland, to be installed in the western part of the county. The land is near the intersection of Martin and Shannon Hill Roads. Bob Minnick is chairman of the board.

The Charlottesville based Martin Solar Center will build it and the 5,000 kilowatt’s of electricity generated will be sold to the Central Virginia Electric Cooperative. Bruce Maurhoff is the co-ops Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer.

James River Leadership Academy Environmental Symposium

On Saturday (5/21), at Luck Companies Learning Center in Goochland, the James River Association celebrated the inaugural class of the James River Leadership Academy.

There were 18 high school students from across the James River basin who committed to a year of leadership training and implementing a lasting, positive environmental impact through community projects.

Georgia Busch, a JRA Watershed Educator, said the students reported on projects ranging from rain barrels to bald eagle nesting platforms and art projects.