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Bernice Gordon, crossword puzzle constructor, dies at 101

JackFM Local News - Fri, 01/30/2015 - 3:32pm
Bernice Gordon, a prolific constructor of crossword puzzles, has died at the age of 101.
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Ohio governor's budget to expand ways to get college credit

JackFM Local News - Fri, 01/30/2015 - 3:12pm
Ohio's community colleges would be able to offer bachelor's degrees in certain circumstances under a proposal to be contained in the budget Gov. John Kasich's (KAY'-siks) releases Monday.
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Tomblin appoints successor to circuit judge who resigned

JackFM Local News - Fri, 01/30/2015 - 3:08pm
Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin has appointed an Elkins attorney to succeed a circuit court judge who resigned after admitting having an affair with a corrections official.
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Extra security planned for Bill Cosby's Friday show in Ohio

JackFM Local News - Fri, 01/30/2015 - 2:56pm
Bill Cosby's stand-up tour is making a stop in northern Ohio, where police say they will have extra officers on hand for the show.
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Suspect Leads Authorities Through Multi-County High Speed Chase

JackFM Local News - Fri, 01/30/2015 - 2:51pm
One man was taken into custody after leading police on a high speed chase through multiple counties in Ohio, hitting a person and damaging other vehicles in the process.
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Lawmaker proposes naming I-84 exit after slain Pa. trooper

JackFM Local News - Fri, 01/30/2015 - 2:36pm
A Pennsylvania state senator is proposing to name an exit on Interstate 84 in the Pocono Mountain region for a state trooper slain nearby while on duty.
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Pa. court delays by 1 day hearing on open records officer

JackFM Local News - Fri, 01/30/2015 - 2:13pm
A Pennsylvania court is giving the attorney general's office an extra day to prepare for a hearing next week about who should be in charge of the state Office of Open Records.
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2 Ex-Penn State rugby players get probation in shed arson

JackFM Local News - Fri, 01/30/2015 - 2:08pm
Two former Penn State rugby players have been sentenced to three years of probation and 200 hours of community service on charges they torched the team's storage shed because they were unhappy with their coach.
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'Deflategate' chocolate football charity auction nets $20K

JackFM Local News - Fri, 01/30/2015 - 2:04pm
A Pennsylvania candy maker's attempt to tease the New England Patriots with a chocolate "Deflategate" football has wound up being anything but a joke.
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Dems still miffed about Israeli leader's address to Congress

JackFM Local News - Fri, 01/30/2015 - 2:00pm
House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi is still peeved over Republicans' decision to ask the leader of Israel - an archenemy of Iran - to address Congress in March right in the middle of delicate negotiations with Tehran...
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Social services group offers mixed review of Kasich's ideas

JackFM Local News - Fri, 01/30/2015 - 1:20pm
A coalition of health and human services advocates is expressing support for the governor's pitch to help economically struggling Ohioans move out of poverty, though the group has concerns about how the goal will be...
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DA seeks death penalty for Pa. teacher killing co-defendant

JackFM Local News - Fri, 01/30/2015 - 12:36pm
A central Pennsylvania prosecutor says he'll seek the death penalty for a man accused of sexually assaulting and killing a sixth-grade math teacher.
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Kasich to give State of the State speech in Wilmington

JackFM Local News - Fri, 01/30/2015 - 12:32pm
Ohio Gov. John Kasich (KAY'-sik) is asking to deliver his annual State of the State speech in Wilmington, a rebounding southwest Ohio city hard hit by job losses during the recession.
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Wheeling Jesuit University to Hold Public Discussion on Ohio River Fracking

JackFM Local News - Fri, 01/30/2015 - 11:58am
Fracking under the Ohio River will be the topic for discussion with a number of local and state legislators, environmental experts and Gastar Exploration representatives during a forum set for Saturday, Feb. 7 at Wheeling Jesuit University.
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Authorities say one-pot meth lab caused Ohio car fire

JackFM Local News - Fri, 01/30/2015 - 11:32am
Officials in southwest Ohio are investigating a vehicle fire that occurred in a grocery store parking lot after authorities determined it was caused by a one-pot meth lab explosion.
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Medical examiner says suicide ended post-shooting standoff

JackFM Local News - Fri, 01/30/2015 - 11:32am
The Allegheny County medical examiner says a man found dead in the Pittsburgh suburbs after an armed standoff with police had fatally shot himself.
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W.Va. SSAC executive director Gary Ray retiring

JackFM Local News - Fri, 01/30/2015 - 11:21am
The executive director of the West Virginia Secondary School Activities Commission is retiring.
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Man on Run from U.S. Marshals Appears in Court

JackFM Local News - Fri, 01/30/2015 - 11:18am
A Steubenville man who was arrested after being on the run from U.S. Marshals since December of last year appeared in court for arraignment Jan. 30 in Jefferson County.
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Pot charge dropped against Patriots' Blount near Pittsburgh

JackFM Local News - Fri, 01/30/2015 - 11:13am
Prosecutors have dropped a marijuana possession charge against New England Patriots running back LeGarrette Blount that stemmed from his arrest with former Pittsburgh Steelers teammate Le'Veon Bell in August.
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