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Philadelphia Council boosts property taxes to fund schools

JackFM Local News - Fri, 06/19/2015 - 6:27am
Philadelphia's City Council has approved a series of tax increases aimed at raising an additional $70 million for the schools.
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Panel OKs deal to outsource Philadelphia substitute teachers

JackFM Local News - Fri, 06/19/2015 - 6:11am
Philadelphia's School Reform Commission has approved a plan to outsource more than 1,000 substitute teacher jobs.
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Fire breaks out in rowhouse, sends flames through roof

JackFM Local News - Fri, 06/19/2015 - 5:51am
Investigators are working to find out what caused a blaze that sent fire shooting through the roof of a Philadelphia rowhouse.
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Man Arrested after Alleged Bar Assault

JackFM Local News - Fri, 06/19/2015 - 5:09am
A man is behind bars Friday morning, after an early morning disturbance was reported at the 19th Hole Bar in Wheeling.According to a police report; Wheeling Police were initially called to the area just after 11:30PM, Thursday for reports of a man causing problems at the bar. Tashe Javonni Radevski, 45, is accused of ripping the ear off of a bouncer working at the bar and hitting another employee there with a club.After making several trips around the area, police were able to locate Radevski...
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Some Stolen Items from C.A. House Music Located During Sale

JackFM Local News - Fri, 06/19/2015 - 4:39am
Some of the items stolen from C.A. House Music in St. Clairsville have been located after a person tried selling them, according to Dave Lucas, the Belmont County Sheriff.No arrests have been made at this time, but the Sheriff said they are making progress in the case and they would like to have it wrapped up in the next few days.Related Story:Multiple Guitars Stolen From C.A. House Music In St. ClairsvilleThe items were taken after C.A. House Music was reportedly broken into, early Sunday mo...
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ME, WV senators seek to bridge digital "homework gap"

JackFM Local News - Fri, 06/19/2015 - 4:07am
Two U.S. senators are introducing a bill they say will improve student access to the Internet outside of the classroom.
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Former corrections officer gets 20-year sentence for robbery

JackFM Local News - Fri, 06/19/2015 - 3:55am
A former corrections officer has received a 20-year prison sentence for a violent 2011 home invasion in which he and two other men beat and robbed a suburban Philadelphia business owner.
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Pennsylvania man on the run for 20 years caught in Oklahoma

JackFM Local News - Fri, 06/19/2015 - 3:43am
A Pennsylvania man who has been wanted by the FBI for nearly 20 years has been arrested in Muskogee, Oklahoma.
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Dead cats police feared were poisoned died of feline virus

JackFM Local News - Fri, 06/19/2015 - 3:35am
Officials say the dead stray cats that police in eastern Pennsylvania feared were poisoned actually died of a feline virus.
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Frank Volk named bankruptcy judge in West Virginia

JackFM Local News - Fri, 06/19/2015 - 3:11am
Frank Volk has been named U.S. Bankruptcy Court judge in the Southern District of West Virginia.
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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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