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Va., West Virginia each getting mine-safety funding grants

JackFM Local News - Thu, 10/01/2015 - 2:21am
Virginia and West Virginia mining departments are getting a share of $8.4 million in federal grant funding to reduce mining accidents and injuries and for training programs.
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Team maps Great Lakes recreation areas to guide restoration

JackFM Local News - Thu, 10/01/2015 - 12:09am
Researchers have compiled maps showing where recreational activities happen across the Great Lakes, to help set priorities for environmental restoration projects.
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Jesuit Upsets No.1 Ranked Charleston

JackFM Local News - Thu, 10/01/2015 - 12:01am
 Wheeling Jesuit 2 Charleston 0 
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7News Talks Pirate Playoffs With Former MLB Prospect & Wheeling Native JJ Newman

JackFM Local News - Wed, 09/30/2015 - 10:17pm
He was once one of the most feared hitters in the OVAC and the Mets organization, but now Wheeling native JJ Newman talks Pirate baseball with 7News anchor Nate Fluharty.
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Group Studying Ohio's Severance Tax Close to Final Report

JackFM Local News - Wed, 09/30/2015 - 10:09pm
Senate President Keith Faber says a group studying Ohio's oil-and-gas severance tax is likely to have a report with various recommendations in time to meet its deadline.    Faber told reporters Wednesday a "concept document" from the 2020 Tax Policy Study Commission could come on the deadline Thursday or on Friday.   
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Senators Back Bill to Move Smoking Age to 21

JackFM Local News - Wed, 09/30/2015 - 9:15pm
BOSTON (AP) — U.S. Sens. Elizabeth Warren and Edward Markey are backing legislation that would hike the nation's smoking age by banning the sale of tobacco products to anyone under 21.Warren said restricting tobacco sales to adults 21 or older will save lives and promote healthier communities.Warren said in Massachusetts, over 70 cities and towns -- more than any other state -- have already increased the smoking age to 21.Fellow Democrat Markey called smoking a public health...
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Local Sheriff's Office Wins Bulletproof Vest Partnership 5 Years in A Row

JackFM Local News - Wed, 09/30/2015 - 9:14pm
The Harrison County Sheriff's Office has just learned they have won the Bulletproof Vest Partnership solicitation for the 5th year in a row.The program will allow the Sheriff's Office the provide all deputies with bulletproof vest at a reduced price with the grant paying half the total cost of the vests, saving the County hundreds of dollars.The average cost of a vest is around $799.
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New Production Company Going High Tech for Music Fans

JackFM Local News - Wed, 09/30/2015 - 9:13pm
It was a rocking night Wednesday at WesBanco Arena, where C.A. House Productions were showing off their newest technology.
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Celebrating 100 Years of Oil and Natural Gas in West Virginia

JackFM Local News - Wed, 09/30/2015 - 8:45pm
The West Virginia Oil and Natural Gas Association held a dinner to celebrate their time working in the state.They were celebrating 100 years tonight at Oglebay.During the dinner tonight at Wilson Lodge, Benjamin Hardesty was inducted into the organization's Hall of Fame.Hardesty is the owner of Alta Energy.His company does consulting work for the oil and natural gas industry in the Appalachian Basin. 
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Relief Act to Aid Student Loan Borrowers

JackFM Local News - Wed, 09/30/2015 - 8:30pm
West Virginia U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito and New Hampshire U.S. Senator Kelly Ayotte have introduced the Student Loan Relief Act of 2015.It would allow borrowers to refinance their federal student loans into the private market and take advantage of lower interest rates.New Hampshire has the highest, and West Virginia the third highest, average student loan debt in the country.The act, if passed, would give the Department of Education the authority for borrowers to refinance fede...
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Two Middle Schools to Consolidate, New Brooke Middle School

JackFM Local News - Wed, 09/30/2015 - 8:22pm
Two schools in Brooke County are being consolidated into one brand new, state-of-the-art middle school.Ground was broken at the future site of the Brooke Middle School located next to the high school football field on Wednesday.The school, which will be completed by the 2017-2018 school year, will combine Follansbee Middle School and Wellsburg Middle School."I think it will be really, really fun. We've always wanted to go to school together. We went to preschool together and we've...
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Stone Energy to Stop Largest Gas Producing Site

JackFM Local News - Wed, 09/30/2015 - 8:18pm
Disturbing news out of Wetzel County, where Louisiana based natural gas company, Stone Energy, is announcing they are stopping production at its Mary Field site.This is their largest gas producing site in the Marcellus Shale region.Company officials blame the dipping market price for natural gas as well the growing cost to extract gas in the region as some of the contributing factors for idling this production sight.
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Wheeling Announces Downtown Housing Project

JackFM Local News - Wed, 09/30/2015 - 7:54pm
The City of Wheeling and the Woda Group have announced that another historic building in Wheeling is about to be converted into downtown living.There is a lot of work ahead at the old Boury Warehouse at 16th and Main Stree, but it's not something that scares housing developer Jeff Woda, who is making his fifth investment in the Wheeling area.He said he keeps coming back because of the growing economy, which translates into demand for housing."And if there's one thing a housing dev...
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Ohio Valley Addiction Action Plan unveils latest PSA

JackFM Local News - Wed, 09/30/2015 - 5:49pm
A new one-minute public service announcement was performed, shot and produced by students at John Marshall High School, and it was rolled out Wednesday afternoon. 
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New Heroin & Opioid Addiction Public Service Announcement Is Unveiled

JackFM Local News - Wed, 09/30/2015 - 5:31pm
The Ohio Valley Addiction Action Plan has unveiled its latest public service announcement.The new one-minute PSA was performed, shot and produced by students at John Marshall High School.It's another chilling vignette on how heroin and opioid abuse is ruining lives, and how even people close to the addicts can miss the signs.In this PSA, a male student is gradually pulling away from his friends and normal activities--skipping class, walking out of jazz band practice, and wearing long s...
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Low-nicotine cigarettes cut use, dependence, study finds

JackFM Local News - Wed, 09/30/2015 - 5:17pm
By MARILYNN MARCHIONE AP Chief Medical Writer A new study might help the push for regulations to limit nicotine in cigarettes. Researchers found that smokers who switched to special low-nicotine ones...
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Three Convicted For Role In Drug Trafficking Operation

JackFM Local News - Wed, 09/30/2015 - 4:47pm
Three individuals were convicted in federal court for their role in a drug trafficking operation. According to United States Attorney William J. Ihlenfeld, II, the operation involved heroin, cocaine, and oxycodone.
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Serial purse snatcher gets 12 ½ to 25 years in prison

JackFM Local News - Wed, 09/30/2015 - 4:25pm
A serial purse thief who police said dragged a pregnant woman across a parking lot and barreled over a western Pennsylvania county's assistant district attorney has been sentenced to 12½ to 25 years in prison.
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Earthquake shakes portions of the Ohio Valley

JackFM Local News - Wed, 09/30/2015 - 4:23pm
According to the United States Geological Survey Earthquake Notification Service, a Magnitude 2.1 earthquake was detected around 3:30 a.m. Wednesday with the epicenter near Clendening Lake in Harrison County. 
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Demo contractor goes on trial in building collapse deaths

JackFM Local News - Wed, 09/30/2015 - 4:17pm
A small-time contractor has gone on trial for murder in the deaths of six people killed when a building being demolished collapsed on a Philadelphia thrift store.
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