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Tappan Lake Campers Forced to Evacuate after High Waters due to Rain

JackFM Local News - Wed, 06/17/2015 - 4:23pm
The heavy rains and high waters have caused evacuations at the Tappan Lake campgrounds.
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Pa. House OKs changes to background checks for youth workers

JackFM Local News - Wed, 06/17/2015 - 4:21pm
The Pennsylvania House is giving its approval to a bill that would exempt more people from a state law that requires background checks for those who work with children.
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New York woman dies on recreational dive in Pennsylvania

JackFM Local News - Wed, 06/17/2015 - 4:17pm
Authorities say a woman from New York City died while on a recreational dive in eastern Pennsylvania.
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Western Pennsylvania woman struck in head by 50 pound branch

JackFM Local News - Wed, 06/17/2015 - 4:00pm
A 19-year-old western Pennsylvania woman was injured after she was struck in the head by a falling 50-pound branch.
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Come Celebrate West Virginia's 152nd Birthday This Weekend

JackFM Local News - Wed, 06/17/2015 - 3:43pm
This weekend marks 152 years since the Mountain State broke away from Virginia to become its own state.
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Bike Riders Invited to MADD Bike Ride in Elm Grove

JackFM Local News - Wed, 06/17/2015 - 3:25pm
People will have the chance to get some exercise and help out a great cause at the same time this weekend.
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Registration Fee Waived for Kids to Attend 'Camp Catch Your Breath' for Free

JackFM Local News - Wed, 06/17/2015 - 3:14pm
The 25th annual Camp Catch Your Breath put on by OVMC is scheduled for next month. 
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Budget Tweak Eliminates Union Rights for Child-Care Workers

JackFM Local News - Wed, 06/17/2015 - 3:04pm
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Independent child-care providers under contract with the state could not unionize under a change Republican senators in Ohio have made to the proposed state budget.The revision added Wednesday to the spending plan would make permanent an order from Republican Gov. John Kasich (KAY'-sik) that already nixed the collective bargaining rights of those workers.Minority Democrats on the Senate Finance Committee had sought to restore those union rights in a budget amendment. But...
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Attorney: Delay likely in teen's hearing on mother's slaying

JackFM Local News - Wed, 06/17/2015 - 2:36pm
A defense attorney says there will likely be a delay in a hearing on whether a teenage girl should be tried as an adult on charges of conspiring with her soldier boyfriend to have her mother killed.
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Woman who dropped son into zoo cheetah pit gets probation

JackFM Local News - Wed, 06/17/2015 - 2:22pm
A woman who dropped her toddler into a Cleveland zoo's cheetah pit has been sentenced to a year of probation that includes counseling and parenting classes.
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Proposed Legislation Would Expand Concealed Weapons in Ohio

JackFM Local News - Wed, 06/17/2015 - 2:12pm
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - An expanded version of Ohio's concealed weapons law would allow guns in places such as colleges and day cares and on private aircraft.
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Man accused of strangling girlfriend calls death 'tragic'

JackFM Local News - Wed, 06/17/2015 - 2:00pm
An eastern Pennsylvania man accused of strangling his girlfriend with a television set electrical cord calls her death "tragic" but unplanned.
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Pennsylvania looks to correct school funding disparities

JackFM Local News - Wed, 06/17/2015 - 2:00pm
Pennsylvania school districts whose communities are similar economically are supposed to receive about the same amount of money per student from the state.
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Pet of the Week: Winnie

JackFM Local News - Wed, 06/17/2015 - 1:48pm
The Jefferson County Animal Shelter brought a four-legged friend for Pet of the Week.
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Wolf, lawmakers meet over budget, 2 weeks before deadline

JackFM Local News - Wed, 06/17/2015 - 1:48pm
Gov. Tom Wolf and legislative leaders continue to talk about Pennsylvania's unfinished budget with two weeks left before the state's new fiscal year begins.
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Ohio Senate Panel Weighs Online Voter Registration Bill

JackFM Local News - Wed, 06/17/2015 - 1:34pm
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Backers of a bill that would let Ohioans register to vote online are telling a legislative panel that it would allow for more accurate voter rolls in the swing state.The bill would direct Ohio's elections chief to create a secure, online registration process for voters. Applicants would need to provide an Ohio driver's license or state ID card number. Currently, Ohio voters can update their addresses online.Karla Herron with the Ohio Association of Elections Officials to...
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