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Tempers Flare as Beallsville High School Closure Rumors Abound

JackFM Local News - Fri, 05/16/2014 - 3:56pm
Groups of residents -- fueled by Beallsville High School closure rumors - packed the regular Board of Education meeting held at River High School.
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UPDATE: Flood Watch Canceled, Ohio River to Crest Saturday Morning

JackFM Local News - Fri, 05/16/2014 - 3:55pm
Although a flood watch has been canceled for the Wheeling area, officials continue to keep a close eye on creeks and streams around the area.So far, only very minor instances of flooding have been reported in which water has come up over the banks. The Ohio River locally remains well below flood stage and is expected to crest early Saturday morning. Meantime, in Belmont County, reports of flooding have been reported. Officials have reported flooding on Crescent Road and Majors Road late Wedne...
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Tent Worms Invade the Ohio Valley, Experts Lend Advice

JackFM Local News - Fri, 05/16/2014 - 3:55pm
If you haven't noticed the 'creepy crawlies' that seem to be invading the Ohio Valley, you will soon. Caterpillars are everywhere this spring, and experts are offering suggestions on the best way to get rid of the pesky insects.Eastern tent caterpillars are making their presence known in neighborhoods across the Ohio Valley, and they are not your average caterpillars. They lay their eggs in late Fall and hatch in early Spring, setting up in trees.Wheeling resident Scott Birkett said he's noti...
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Police: Western Pennsylvania Track Coach Stabbed Parent

JackFM Local News - Fri, 05/16/2014 - 3:54pm
SHARON, Pa. (AP) - An assistant western Pennsylvania track coach has been jailed on charges he stabbed the stepfather of a team member at a practice being held in Ohio. The (Sharon) Herald (http://bit.ly/QQ1nQQ ) reports Brookfield, Ohio police have charged 53-year-old George Thomas with felonious assault, bringing a deadly weapon into a school safety zone among other crimes for the incident Tuesday. Thomas has been placed on paid leave from Sharon High School, about 60 miles northwest of Pi...
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TODAY: Wheeling Firefighters Begin "Fill the Boot" Drive for Muscular Dystrophy Association

JackFM Local News - Fri, 05/16/2014 - 3:54pm
From fighting fires to fighting muscular dystrophy, Wheeling firefighters are on National Road near Perkins on Friday for their annual "Fill the Boot" drive. You'll see them holding their boots looking for your donations and loose change to raise money for the Muscular Dystrophy Association. Wheeling has been more than generous in the past, helping the department raise more money than any other city in the state. All of the proceeds go to fight and find the cure for muscular dystrophy.Firefig...
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Ex-Pa. sportscaster denied public defender

JackFM Local News - Fri, 05/16/2014 - 3:54pm
A judge has rejected a request from former Philadelphia television sportscaster Donald Tollefson to have a public defender represent him.
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"The Next Big Voice" Contest Seeks the Ohio Valley's Top Talent

JackFM Local News - Fri, 05/16/2014 - 3:53pm
WTRF and the Wheeling Island Hotel-Casino-Racetrack are proud to present the "Next Big Voice" singing contest.The winner of the contest will receive an all-expense paid trip to New York City, a studio recording session, and $5,000 in cash.To enter, go to the Wheeling Island Hotel-Casino-Racetrack Facebook Page here, and enter your audition video by June 7.You have to be 18 years or older to enter. The semi-finals and finals will be held in the Wheeling Island Showroom on June 27 and 28.
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NEW DETAILS: Woman Arrested, Man on the Run After Alleged Meth Lab Discovered in Bellaire

JackFM Local News - Fri, 05/16/2014 - 3:52pm
Bellaire Police were on the scene of an alleged meth lab Friday morning in Bellaire.
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Mudslide Shuts Down New Cumberland Gas Station, Owner Says It Isn't the First Time

JackFM Local News - Fri, 05/16/2014 - 3:51pm
A Marathon gas station in New Cumberland was taken out of commission on Friday after a mudslide covered the property.
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New fight emerges in Ohio treasure hunter dispute

JackFM Local News - Fri, 05/16/2014 - 3:45pm
The Ohio company owned by a fugitive treasure hunter is fighting to gain control over recently recovered gold from a ship that sank off the South Carolina coast in 1857.
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This Hour: Latest Pennsylvania news, sports, business and entertainment

JackFM Local News - Fri, 05/16/2014 - 3:42pm
A Liberian senate candidate accused of lying about his past on U.S. immigration papers will remain jailed in Pennsylvania to await trial.
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Possible "miscommunication" in 2 mine deaths

JackFM Local News - Fri, 05/16/2014 - 3:42pm
Mining safety officials are investigating why two West Virginia miners died after their company initially reported they were trapped, were "OK" and could communicate outside.
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Destructive moth found in soybean shipment

JackFM Local News - Fri, 05/16/2014 - 3:29pm
U.S. Customs and Border Protection say agriculture specialists intercepted a destructive moth at the Port of Baltimore in a shipment of organic soybeans from China.
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This Hour: Latest Ohio news, sports, business and entertainment

JackFM Local News - Fri, 05/16/2014 - 3:18pm
Jeb Stuart Magruder, the man who claimed to have heard President Richard Nixon order the Watergate break-in, has died. He was 79.
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This Hour: Latest Ohio news, sports, business and entertainment

JackFM Local News - Fri, 05/16/2014 - 3:18pm
Jeb Stuart Magruder, the man who claimed to have heard President Richard Nixon order the Watergate break-in, has died. He was 79.
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This Hour: Latest Ohio news, sports, business and entertainment

JackFM Local News - Fri, 05/16/2014 - 3:18pm
Jeb Stuart Magruder, the man who claimed to have heard President Richard Nixon order the Watergate break-in, has died. He was 79.
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This Hour: Latest Ohio news, sports, business and entertainment

JackFM Local News - Fri, 05/16/2014 - 3:18pm
Jeb Stuart Magruder, the man who claimed to have heard President Richard Nixon order the Watergate break-in, has died. He was 79.
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This Hour: Latest Ohio news, sports, business and entertainment

JackFM Local News - Fri, 05/16/2014 - 3:18pm
Jeb Stuart Magruder, the man who claimed to have heard President Richard Nixon order the Watergate break-in, has died. He was 79.
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News Minute: Here is the latest West Virginia news from The Associated Press

JackFM Local News - Fri, 05/16/2014 - 3:06pm
A jury has found former University of Georgia football coach Jim Donnan not guilty on all 41 charges related to an investment fraud scheme. Donnan faced charges including conspiracy, mail fraud, wire fraud and money...
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News Minute: Here is the latest West Virginia news from The Associated Press

JackFM Local News - Fri, 05/16/2014 - 3:06pm
A jury has found former University of Georgia football coach Jim Donnan not guilty on all 41 charges related to an investment fraud scheme. Donnan faced charges including conspiracy, mail fraud, wire fraud and money...
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