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Ohio Inmates Donate Sleeping Bags to Homeless

JackFM Local News - Sun, 06/14/2015 - 9:53am
LIMA, Ohio (AP) - Inmates at a northwest Ohio correctional facility have found a way to help the homeless while serving their sentences.Inmates at Lima's Allen Oakwood Correctional Institution donated over a dozen handmade sleeping bags and mats to the state's homeless.The sleeping bags were made by inmates using the scraps from the clothing, bedding and pillows that are also made in the prison's work shop.The facility donated the sleeping bags Friday to the Salvation Army, Lima Rescue Missio...
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Ohio convicted of robbing banks in 4 states sentenced

JackFM Local News - Sun, 06/14/2015 - 9:52am
An Ohio man convicted of armed bank robberies in Ohio, Kentucky, West Virginia and Indiana has been sentenced to 18 years in prison.
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Coroner identifies man killed after tree hit mobile home

JackFM Local News - Sun, 06/14/2015 - 9:48am
Authorities in western Pennsylvania have released the name of a man killed after a tree smashed into his mobile home during a storm.
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Judge Delays Trial for Former Massey Energy CEO

JackFM Local News - Sun, 06/14/2015 - 9:41am
BECKLEY, W.Va. (AP) - A federal judge has agreed to delay the criminal trial of former Massey Energy CEO Don Blankenship.The Charleston Gazette reports that U.S. District Judge Irene Berger on Friday delayed the trial from July 13 to Oct. 1. Berger also ordered the trial moved from Beckley to Charleston.Berger's postponement comes a week after prosecutors and defense attorneys asked her to push back the trial to mid-October.Blankenship is charged with conspiring to violate safety standards at...
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Local Funeral Homes Hold Flag Retirement Ceremonies

JackFM Local News - Sun, 06/14/2015 - 9:29am
Two local funeral homes helped retire American flags which have flown over the Ohio Valley for years.Saturday a ceremony was held as people could donate used or soiled flags to be burned at James Funeral Home in Follansbee and Chambers Funeral Home in Wellsburg.The ashes will be buried on Sunday which is Flag Day across the nation.
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Study of returns to the ER suggests lack of follow-up care

JackFM Local News - Sun, 06/14/2015 - 8:44am
No one wants to make a repeat visit to the emergency room for the same complaint.
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