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WTRF-C.A. House Band of the Week: Indian Creek Redskins

JackFM Local News - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 7:35pm
Many marching bands across the area have experienced dwindling numbers over the years, but that is not the case at Indian Creek, where the band is tremendously popular among the students and community.
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2 arrested in Springfield man's killing

JackFM Local News - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 7:31pm
Law enforcement officials say two men wanted in connection with a gang-related killing in Springfield, Massachusetts, in July are now in custody.
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Wheeling Woman Receives Community Service Award

JackFM Local News - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 7:25pm
A hard-working woman who is dedicated to serving others in the Wheeling community was honored on Wednesday.
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Mingo Junction Officials Find Massive Water Leak

JackFM Local News - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 7:15pm
An Ohio Valley town that has struggled with financial problems now finds out it has another big issue on its hands. Mingo Junction officials discovered they have been losing 600,000 gallons of water a day from the water plant, when sewage treatment personnel were cleaning out a catch basin in a storm sewer and noticed a wet area by the sewage treatment plant.
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Police Offer Trick-or-Treat Safety Tips for Families

JackFM Local News - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 7:04pm
Local authorities are preparing to keep kids and families safe this Halloween, and they're offering tips on safety for everyone.
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400 Ohio homes evacuated after gas well leak

JackFM Local News - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 6:46pm
About 400 homes in eastern Ohio were evacuated after a nearby fracking operation sprung a leak and began shooting invisible gaseous discharge into the air.
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Ohio trooper pleads guilty to civil rights charges

JackFM Local News - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 6:38pm
A former trooper with the Ohio State Highway Patrol has pleaded guilty to violating the civil rights of female motorists by forcing them into sexual acts in exchange for dropping traffic charges.
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Christie helping friends in final midterm stretch

JackFM Local News - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 5:50pm
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is returning to Iowa yet again to campaign for a governor who doesn't need his help, one in a string of meetings with Republican candidates who would be valuable allies should he run for...
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Troopers searching for 2 teens reporting missing

JackFM Local News - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 5:46pm
Kentucky State Police troopers are searching for two teenagers reported missing from their homes in the northeastern part of the state.
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News Minute: Here is the latest Ohio news from The Associated Press

JackFM Local News - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 5:38pm
A state lawmaker from Cleveland says she is being charged with two misdemeanors related to errors on required financial reports. Democratic state Rep. Sandra Williams says she's scheduled to appear before a Franklin...
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News Minute: Here is the latest Ohio news from The Associated Press

JackFM Local News - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 5:38pm
A state lawmaker from Cleveland says she is being charged with two misdemeanors related to errors on required financial reports. Democratic state Rep. Sandra Williams says she's scheduled to appear before a Franklin...
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News Minute: Here is the latest Ohio news from The Associated Press

JackFM Local News - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 5:38pm
A state lawmaker from Cleveland says she is being charged with two misdemeanors related to errors on required financial reports. Democratic state Rep. Sandra Williams says she's scheduled to appear before a Franklin...
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News Minute: Here is the latest Ohio news from The Associated Press

JackFM Local News - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 5:38pm
A state lawmaker from Cleveland says she is being charged with two misdemeanors related to errors on required financial reports. Democratic state Rep. Sandra Williams says she's scheduled to appear before a Franklin...
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Owner of Bellaire Bridge Found Guilty of Criminal Contempt

JackFM Local News - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 5:34pm
The owner of the of the Bellaire Bridge was found guilty of criminal contempt Wednesday in federal court in Columbus .Officials say Lee Chaklos reported false financial documentations and took investment money of over 2 million dollars intended for the bridge.Chaklos could face up to 6 months in prison and a five thousand dollar fine.
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Marshall gets gift for medical school endowment

JackFM Local News - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 5:23pm
A medical school endowment established at Marshall University in 2009 is getting an additional gift from one of its original benefactors.
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Ohio prosecutors allege Cleveland gang activity

JackFM Local News - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 5:14pm
Prosecutors in Cuyahoga (ky-uh-HOH'-guh) County have charged 12 adult and 26 juvenile members of a street gang with racketeering and other crimes.
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Murray Energy Adds 100 Million Tons to Illinois Coal Holdings

JackFM Local News - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 5:12pm
ST. LOUIS (AP) - A leading U.S. coal company says it has added roughly 100 million tons of coal reserves and resources to its southern Illinois portfolio.Ohio-based Murray Energy says it bought those assets in Hamilton and Saline counties from Consol Energy of Pennsylvania. Terms of the deal weren't disclosed.Murray says the acquired property and rights are adjacent to a mine operated by subsidiary American Coal Co.Murray says the deal increases its coal reserves to three billion tons. The co...
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Steubenville Police Tracking Counterfeit Money

JackFM Local News - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 5:04pm
Steubenville Police say counterfeit $50 bills are being passed around. Police say they have spotted them at three different locations.Captain Joel Walker is advising residents to take a few minutes to check their money, especially with the holiday season coming up.Captain Walker says that these 50 dollar bills don't feel like a regular bill, they have the same serial number and they also don't have the presidents hologram in the bottom right corner.
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Jefferson County Man Found Guilty of Rape , Assault and Possession

JackFM Local News - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 5:03pm
Jefferson County resident Andre Wade has been found guilty of rape, assault and possession of drugs.A jury returned the verdict Wednesday afternoon Wade beat up a male teenager and raped a 17-year-old girl behind Indian Creek High School in the Spring of 2013.Wade will be sentenced at 10 Friday morning.
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West Virginia gets $9.7 Million Grant to Curb Gun Violence

JackFM Local News - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 4:57pm
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - The West Virginia Department of Education is getting a grant to curb gun violence by connecting families, schools and communities to mental health services.The agency is set to receive the $9.7 million from Project AWARE. West Virginia is one of 120 states and local school districts receiving grants for mental health first aid training.Officials say the grant is part of a national initiative to support teachers, schools and communities in recognizing and responding to...
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