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Bible Verse Removed West Virginia School Gym, Team Website

JackFM Local News - Wed, 04/23/2014 - 8:31am
PARKERSBURG, W.Va. (AP) - Wood County school officials have removed a Bible verse from Parkersburg South High School's gymnasium and the school wrestling team's website. The team's use of Philippians 4:13 drew a complaint earlier this month from the Wisconsin-based Freedom from Religion Foundation. The verse states, "I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me." Wood County Superintendent Pat Law tells media outlets that the verse has been removed from the team's website, which lin...
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Bible verse removed W.Va. school gym, team website

JackFM Local News - Wed, 04/23/2014 - 8:26am
Wood County school officials have removed a Bible verse from Parkersburg South High School's gymnasium and the school wrestling team's website.
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Report: 100,000 People Felt Health Effects From West Virginia Chemical Spill

JackFM Local News - Wed, 04/23/2014 - 8:26am
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - A local health official and a researcher estimate 92,500 to 108,800 West Virginians experienced health issues from a January chemical spill into their water supply. The estimates by Kanawha County health officer Dr. Rahul Gupta and researcher Andrew Whelton greatly exceed reports of people who sought care possibly caused by chemical exposure. In the two weeks following the spill, 533 people went to the emergency room and 26 were hospitalized with symptoms resembling c...
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20 Hancock County Residents Report Car Break-Ins

JackFM Local News - Wed, 04/23/2014 - 8:19am
Hancock County deputies are searching for suspects following the breaking and entering of a number of vehicles on Tuesday.
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UPDATE: Juveniles in Stable Condition After Dirt Bike, ATV Collide in Belmont County

JackFM Local News - Wed, 04/23/2014 - 8:12am
One juvenile was flown to a nearby hospital following an accident involving an ATV and a dirt bike on Tuesday evening in Belmont County.
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Body of missing boater found in Ohio lake

JackFM Local News - Wed, 04/23/2014 - 8:05am
Authorities say the death of a boater reported missing on a southwest Ohio lake appears to be an accident.
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Former NBA Star to Speak to Local Students About Substance Abuse Struggles

JackFM Local News - Wed, 04/23/2014 - 8:00am
A former NBA star will speak to local high school students on Wednesday morning. Chris Herren will visit Wheeling Park and John Marshall High Schools to talk to students about the dangers of drugs, as well as his personal struggles with substance abuse. His story has been featured on ESPN, and he’s the author of the best-selling book, "Basketball Junkie." Herren will be at Wheeling Park High School at 8:45 a.m., and John Marshall High School at 11:00 a.m.
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Body found in NE Pa. pond ID'd as missing woman

JackFM Local News - Wed, 04/23/2014 - 7:45am
Authorities have positively identified a body found in a northeastern Pennsylvania pond as that of a woman missing for five months.
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Speaker Boehner works his home Ohio district

JackFM Local News - Wed, 04/23/2014 - 7:17am
With a contested primary election less than two weeks away, House Speaker John Boehner (BAY'-ner) is making the rounds of his western Ohio district.
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25- to 50-year term in Pa. teen runaway kidnapping

JackFM Local News - Wed, 04/23/2014 - 7:17am
A central Pennsylvania man has been sentenced to 25 to 50 years in state prison after being convicted of kidnapping a teenage runaway.
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Felman Production workers OK contract revisions

JackFM Local News - Wed, 04/23/2014 - 7:14am
Felman Production CEO Mordechai Korf says the idled Mason County manufacturer is one step closer to resuming operations.
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Ohio marchers protest Catholic teacher contract

JackFM Local News - Wed, 04/23/2014 - 7:09am
Demonstrators gathered in Cincinnati's Fountain Square to protest new language in contracts for teachers in southwest Ohio Roman Catholic schools that place more restrictions on personal behavior.
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W.Va. flags lowered for former Rep. Mick Staton

JackFM Local News - Wed, 04/23/2014 - 6:41am
State and U.S. flags at state facilities are at half-staff in honor of former Rep. Mick Staton.
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Man pleads guilty to breaking into Ohio churches

JackFM Local News - Wed, 04/23/2014 - 6:41am
A man has pleaded guilty to kicking in the doors and looting more than two dozen central Ohio churches to help feed his drug habit.
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News Minute: Here is the latest Ohio news from The Associated Press

JackFM Local News - Wed, 04/23/2014 - 6:37am
Ohio prosecutors are blasting the final proposals in a report on the state's capital punishment law. They claim the report is biased against the death penalty and in favor of defense attorneys, claiming report writers...
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News Minute: Here is the latest Ohio news from The Associated Press

JackFM Local News - Wed, 04/23/2014 - 6:37am
Ohio prosecutors are blasting the final proposals in a report on the state's capital punishment law. They claim the report is biased against the death penalty and in favor of defense attorneys, claiming report writers...
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News Minute: Here is the latest Ohio news from The Associated Press

JackFM Local News - Wed, 04/23/2014 - 6:37am
Ohio prosecutors are blasting the final proposals in a report on the state's capital punishment law. They claim the report is biased against the death penalty and in favor of defense attorneys, claiming report writers...
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News Minute: Here is the latest Pennsylvania news from The Associated Press

JackFM Local News - Wed, 04/23/2014 - 6:25am
A 15-year-old Philadelphia girl will be tried as an adult in the stabbing death of a 14-year-old boy in February. The girl's attorney had sought dismissal of the charges, claiming that victim Azim Chaplin and several...
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Ohio man, 23, gets 20 years for strangling mother

JackFM Local News - Wed, 04/23/2014 - 6:17am
A judge has sentenced a 23-year-old central Ohio man to 20 years in prison for strangling his mother during an argument over money last year.
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Pa. township, firm settle suit over seismic tests

JackFM Local News - Wed, 04/23/2014 - 6:13am
A western Pennsylvania township has settled a lawsuit over seismic testing following a federal judge's ruling that it couldn't interfere with a Texas company using public roads for the tests.
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