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Former Steeler Offers Important Message at St. Clairsville Chamber Dinner

JackFM Local News - Fri, 10/10/2014 - 11:33am
It was a special night for football fans and business owners in Belmont County.Many were in attendance at Ohio University Eastern to have an opportunity to hear from former Steeler running back Rocky Bleier.
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One Year After Shooting, Security Measures Change at Federal Courthouse in Wheeling

JackFM Local News - Fri, 10/10/2014 - 11:32am
One year ago Thursday, Thomas Piccard of Bridgeport went to the Federal Building in Downtown Wheeling and opening fire.
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Belmont County Animal Shelter Waiving Adoption Fee on Sunday

JackFM Local News - Fri, 10/10/2014 - 11:31am
If your family has been looking to adopt a shelter dog without paying a $125 adoption fee, here's your chance. On Sunday, the Belmont County Animal Shelter is waiving their adoption fee, making each dog free.
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East Ohio Regional Hospital Receives International Recognition

JackFM Local News - Fri, 10/10/2014 - 11:30am
East Ohio Regional Hospital has achieved international recognition as a "Baby Friendly Designated" birth facility.It's the first hospital in the Ohio Valley to receive the designation, which comes from "Baby Friendly USA," an arm of the World Health Organization and UNICEF. It recognizes EORH for providing an optimal level of care for breastfeeding mothers and their babies.The hospital has an intensive program of encouragement and support for breastfeeding, and deliberately does not give out ...
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Western Pa. Man Charged With Trying to Kill Man With Tractor

JackFM Local News - Fri, 10/10/2014 - 11:29am
DUNNS STATION, Pa. (AP) - A western Pennsylvania man has been charged with trying to kill someone with his tractor during a confrontation on a gas well access road. Fifty-nine-year-old Frank Oleary of Prosperity is charged in Greene County with attempted homicide, aggravated assault, making terroristic threats and criminal mischief. State police in Waynesburg allege that Oleary rammed the back of a pickup truck with a Kubota tractor at about 2 p.m. Wednesday along the access road on his prop...
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Western Pa. Man Charged With Trying to Kill Man With Tractor

JackFM Local News - Fri, 10/10/2014 - 11:29am
DUNNS STATION, Pa. (AP) - A western Pennsylvania man has been charged with trying to kill someone with his tractor during a confrontation on a gas well access road. Fifty-nine-year-old Frank Oleary of Prosperity is charged in Greene County with attempted homicide, aggravated assault, making terroristic threats and criminal mischief. State police in Waynesburg allege that Oleary rammed the back of a pickup truck with a Kubota tractor at about 2 p.m. Wednesday along the access road on his prop...
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Buckeye South Elementary Students Get Hands-On Training for Fire Safety

JackFM Local News - Fri, 10/10/2014 - 11:12am
On Friday, students at one local elementary school learned the ins and outs of fire safety and what being a firefighter is like. Buckeye South Elementary Students learned all about fire trucks on Friday morning thanks to the help of volunteer firefighter Phil Kinkus, with the Tiltonsville Volunteer Fire Department, who has been teaching fire safety for over 30 years. Kinkus says he began with teaching kids about fire prevention such as not playing with matches and flammable items. Kinkus also...
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Buckeye South Elementary Students Get Hands-On Training for Fire Safety

JackFM Local News - Fri, 10/10/2014 - 11:12am
On Friday, students at one local elementary school learned the ins and outs of fire safety and what being a firefighter is like. Buckeye South Elementary Students learned all about fire trucks on Friday morning thanks to the help of volunteer firefighter Phil Kinkus, with the Tiltonsville Volunteer Fire Department, who has been teaching fire safety for over 30 years. Kinkus says he began with teaching kids about fire prevention such as not playing with matches and flammable items. Kinkus also...
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Senators tour Rhode Island on climate change

JackFM Local News - Fri, 10/10/2014 - 11:06am
Two U.S. senators are touring Rhode Island to learn about the effects of climate change.
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Louisiana passes over WLU President Robin Capehart for Commissioner of Higher Education

JackFM Local News - Fri, 10/10/2014 - 11:05am
 West Liberty University President Robin C. Capehart had been one of three finalists for the position.

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Area Police Warn of Fake Water Department Workers

JackFM Local News - Fri, 10/10/2014 - 11:00am
Steubenville Police are warning residents about a possible scam that could be going on around the city.
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This Hour: Latest Pennsylvania news, sports, business and entertainment

JackFM Local News - Fri, 10/10/2014 - 10:54am
Reputed former Philadelphia mob boss Joseph Merlino is back in the city for a parole violation hearing just months after walking free following a decade in prison.
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Nursing home chain to pay $38M in US settlement

JackFM Local News - Fri, 10/10/2014 - 10:18am
A nursing home chain has agreed to pay $38 million to resolve allegations that it billed Medicare and Medicaid for substandard care.
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Nursing home chain to pay $38M in US settlement

JackFM Local News - Fri, 10/10/2014 - 10:18am
A nursing home chain has agreed to pay $38 million to resolve allegations that it billed Medicare and Medicaid for substandard care.
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East Ohio Regional Hospital Receives International Recognition

JackFM Local News - Fri, 10/10/2014 - 10:15am
East Ohio Regional Hospital has achieved international recognition as a "Baby Friendly Designated" birth facility.It's the first hospital in the Ohio Valley to receive the designation, which comes from "Baby Friendly USA," an arm of the World Health Organization and UNICEF. It recognizes EORH for providing an optimal level of care for breastfeeding mothers and their babies.The hospital has an intensive program of encouragement and support for breastfeeding, and deliberately does not give out ...
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Couple may be Monongalia's first same-sex marriage

JackFM Local News - Fri, 10/10/2014 - 10:11am
A Fairmont couple has received the first marriage license issued to a same-sex couple in Monongalia County.
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News Minute: Here is the latest West Virginia news from The Associated Press

JackFM Local News - Fri, 10/10/2014 - 10:02am
West Virginia Democrats will host former defense secretary and CIA chief Leon Panetta at their annual dinner tomorrow night in Charleston. Panetta will be the keynote speaker. The event is set for 7 p.m. at the Charleston...
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Merlino back in Philadelphia for parole hearing

JackFM Local News - Fri, 10/10/2014 - 10:02am
Reputed former Philadelphia mob boss Joseph Merlino is back in the city for a parole violation hearing just months after walking free following a decade in prison.
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Weirton Fire Department Steps Up for Those Fighting Cancer

JackFM Local News - Fri, 10/10/2014 - 10:00am
A fire department in the northern panhandle has been supporting a local organization by raising money for breast cancer awareness for the past five years. The Weirton Fire Department is selling Breast Cancer Awareness shirts all this month for $20. Firefighter Ed Eskridge says all of the money raised goes directly to Athena's Closet - a local non profit that lends financial assistant to cancer patients for items not ordinarily covered under medical insurance, such as wigs, travel expenses and...
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UPDATE: Suspect in Gas Station Robberies in Custody

JackFM Local News - Fri, 10/10/2014 - 9:52am
John Gavarkavich, 39, of Martins Ferry was arrested in connection to the incidents. He is facing two counts of aggravated robbery, and is being held in the Belmont County Jail.
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