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WVSU governing board elects Ann Brothers Smith chairwoman

JackFM Local News - Fri, 06/19/2015 - 3:07am
West Virginia State University's Board of Governors has elected a new leader.
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Tomblin orders flags lowered in honor of Senate doorkeeper

JackFM Local News - Fri, 06/19/2015 - 2:59am
Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin has ordered state flags lowered at the Capitol and all state-owned buildings in Kanawha County in remembrance of Anthony Vincent Gallo.
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W.Va. state parks launch new marketing campaign

JackFM Local News - Fri, 06/19/2015 - 2:35am
West Virginia's state parks have launched a new marketing campaign based on the slogan, "Memories Happen Here."
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Jr. Fire and Police Academy Underway

JackFM Local News - Thu, 06/18/2015 - 7:32pm
Some young people from all across the Ohio Valley have been getting a lesson in safety. It is all a part of the Junior Fire And Police Academy.26 students from across Ohio County were at Wheeling Park High School to get another lesson on safety.
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Local Bishop Speaks Out About Pope Francis's Papal Encyclical

JackFM Local News - Thu, 06/18/2015 - 7:26pm
Pope Francis released his Papal Encyclical on Thursday, which posed the question 'what kind of world do we want to leave to those who come after us?'The Encyclical was sent to all of the Catholic churches around the world to motivate believers and christians to care for the nature.
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Local Pastor Speaks Out About Charleston Church Massacre

JackFM Local News - Thu, 06/18/2015 - 7:22pm
In the Ohio Valley, reaction is just as strong, to this tragic and hateful mass shooting.One Baptist pastor from Bridgeport has strong words about what we can learn from this.A shoot...
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"Build Here, Hire Here Rally" Held in Belmont County

JackFM Local News - Thu, 06/18/2015 - 7:08pm
Local workers rallied in Belmont County for local people to be hired for local construction projects.It's being called the "build here, hire here" rally and it was held in Bridgeport.
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Property for Ethane Cracker Plant In Hancock County Has Been Purchased by Shell Chemical

JackFM Local News - Thu, 06/18/2015 - 7:00pm
Property for a proposed ethane cracker located just miles away from Hancock County has recently been purchased by Shell Chemical.
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Ohio State Univ. Seeks Teen Boys For Cancer Research Study

JackFM Local News - Thu, 06/18/2015 - 6:43pm
Ohio State University cancer researchers are looking for a few good teen boys -- and their families.  The researchers will attend the Guernsey County Shaleabration on Saturday, June 20. They seek to enroll families in a population-based research study aimed at understanding when and why people start using tobacco, and how that usage changes over time.
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Ohio coal company recalls more than 260 workers

JackFM Local News - Thu, 06/18/2015 - 5:50pm
An eastern Ohio coal company says it has called back hundreds of laid off workers in West Virginia.
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Primary battle left some Supreme Court nominees low on cash

JackFM Local News - Thu, 06/18/2015 - 5:30pm
The hotly contested primary battle for three open seats on Pennsylvania's highest court left some of the nominees low on cash.
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W.Va., Va. coalition takes a stand against natgas pipeline

JackFM Local News - Thu, 06/18/2015 - 5:07pm
Environmental and conservation groups in West Virginia and Virginia are taking a stand against the proposed route of a 550-mile natural gas pipeline.
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Hancock County Sheriff's Department Investigate Car Accident Involving Wellsburg Police Officer

JackFM Local News - Thu, 06/18/2015 - 5:06pm
The Hancock County Sheriff's Department is investigating a single car accident involving a Wellsburg police officer.
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Ohio Senate Set to Vote on $71B Ohio Budget With Abortion Limits

JackFM Local News - Thu, 06/18/2015 - 5:00pm
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - For the second consecutive session, Ohio lawmakers are making seemingly little changes to the state budget with large consequences for abortion providers.Two last-minute amendments to a budget bill poised for Senate passage Thursday could force abortion clinics in Toledo and Dayton to close.One amendment requires a "local" hospital used for emergency patient transfers to be within 30 miles. Toledo's clinic uses one 50 miles away. Under another change, clinics have two mo...
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W.Va., Chinese province sign business, academic agreements

JackFM Local News - Thu, 06/18/2015 - 4:58pm
A delegation from one of China's top coal-producing provinces has signed agreements with West Virginia's business, educational and government communities.
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Severe Thunderstorm Watch Issued Until 11:00 p.m. Thursday

JackFM Local News - Thu, 06/18/2015 - 4:57pm
WHEELING, WV (WTRF) - The National Weather Service has issued a Severe ThunderstormWatch for most of our viewing area until 11:00 p.m. Thursday night. Strong to severe thunderstorms will move through the region tonight. Some of these thunderstorms will be capable of producing damaging winds, large hail, and extremely heavy rain fall through the evening and overnight hours tonight.Remember, a Severe Thunderstorm Watch means that conditions are favorable for the development of severe weather in...
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Chillicothe Man Arrested in Connection to Barnesville Rape Case

JackFM Local News - Thu, 06/18/2015 - 4:56pm
One of the men who was chatting online with Peggy Hortsman and telling her what sexual actions to commit on her 13-month-old baby was arrested Thursday.
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13 People Arrested in Connection to Multi-State Heroin Trafficking Operation

JackFM Local News - Thu, 06/18/2015 - 4:45pm
Thirteen people were arrested Thursday in Marshall County in connection to a multi-state heroin trafficking operation.
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Philly's 2nd water main break in week turns lot into lake

JackFM Local News - Thu, 06/18/2015 - 4:10pm
Philadelphia's second water main break this week is flooding streets and a parking lot and forcing the evacuation of several stores.
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