The Corsi Group is one of the country’s leading makers of cabinets. They’re investing $5 million dollars in a manufacturing plant in Charlotte County. Virginia and Kentucky competed for the project that’s expected to create 110 new jobs. Charlotte County has an unemployment rate of 7.2%. This will be the Corsi Group’s first venture on the East coast. With headquarters in Indianapolis, the group has been designing and manufacturing custom and semi custom cabinetry since 1973.
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.
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There’s a new exhibit at the Tompkins-McCaw Library for Health Sciences at VCU. It features microscopic images. The exhibit, Through the Looking Glass, includes images of a black widow spider’s silk spinning organ, lung cells of a mouse, muscle fibers within the inner ear. One of three student winners was Ryan Clohessy, studying biomedical engineering. His image was the result of a failed experiment to build biomaterial scaffolding. The mircro image exhibit will be open through the end of the year.
The Friends of Chesterfield’s Riverfront has merged with the Capital Region Land Conservancy and both will work to continue to protect land along the James. The two began talking about the enhanced impact of joining together late last year. There are discussions going on now about adding hiking trails and other public recreation The easements will remain. Land restrictions, land use limitation, and reserved rights of land will not be changed. All of the land will be protected in perpetuity.
Petersburg Police were busy in the Heights neighborhood very early Sunday morning. A shooting incident brought them to the 600 block. 25 year old Akeim Easter was found on the porch of a house. He had been shot and died later Southside Regional Medical Center. Another gunshot victim showed up there with a non life threatening wound and less than a hour later police were on St. Luke Street with another gun shot victim. Petersburg Police are very visible in the Heights Neighborhood now and questions are being asked.
Six people have died in the Heights Neighborhood in Petersburg in April. Police are visible and active, patrols have been increased, and they’re taking other measures. A curfew for kids 17 and under is in affect from 11pm until 6 in the morning, unless they’re at a school event or work or accompanied by a parent or guardian. 25 year old Akeim Easter was shot on Harding Street and killed and two other men with gunshot wounds were found not far away early Sunday morning. Petersburg Police Department’s Esther Hyatt said, the search continues for Alexander Hill, Jr.
A surprise notice of staff transfers in Westmoreland County Schools is causing a stir. There is a published report that secretaries, nurses, and phys ed teachers are among those being moved. School Board Chair Iris Lane told the Northern Neck News the transfers are based on need. That, she said, could include budget, greater need for a particular skill, or operational needs. She added that School Supt. Rebecca Lowry is looking for ways to improve the school system and transfers are possible. Dr.
Tomorrow is Arbor Day and once again Dominion Power is helping elementary students plant trees and learn about the environment. Dominion launched Project Plant It seven years ago. According to the Virginia Department of Forestry, if all 30 thousand seedlings planted Friday grow to maturity they’ll produce nearly 75 acres of new forest land.
Correspondent John Ogle has our report on free Oral Cancer Screenings at The VCU Dental School.
NASCAR’s Race to Green campaign is celebrating at the Math Science Innovation Center. 4,000 students are planting 18 trees throughout the Richmond community as part of what they’re learning in outdoor classrooms about environmental sustainability. A dozen or so elementary, middle, and high school students will be at the center to meet NASCAR drivers Ruben Garcia, Jr. Dylan Lupton, and Brandon McReynolds.
The search continues this morning for Alexander Hill, Jr. the “person of interest” Petersburg Police want to talk to about a fatal fire.