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Cops: Pa. man offered baby sitter cash to kill unborn child

JackFM Local News - Wed, 03/04/2015 - 6:47am
Police say a suburban Pittsburgh man offered a baby sitter $100 to assault his ex-girlfriend and cause her to miscarry their unborn child.
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Replacements fill council slots vacated by new Toledo mayor

JackFM Local News - Wed, 03/04/2015 - 6:31am
Officials in Toledo have chosen replacements to fill two city council roles vacated by the new mayor in Ohio's fourth-largest city.
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Ohio official seeks code review over school barricade issue

JackFM Local News - Wed, 03/04/2015 - 6:19am
Ohio's commerce director wants a state panel to review the building code in the wake of a decision that blocks schools from using security barricades intended to stop a gunman.
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W.Va. gov signs bill letting lawmakers OK state carbon plan

JackFM Local News - Wed, 03/04/2015 - 5:35am
Democratic Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin has signed a bill letting lawmakers approve state plans to meet proposed federal carbon emission standards.
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Teen charged as adult in fatal Ohio mall shooting

JackFM Local News - Wed, 03/04/2015 - 3:27am
A 16-year-old boy accused of trying to steal Nike sneakers from an Ohio mall shopper who fatally shot another teen will face adult criminal charges.
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Ohio lawmakers hearing both sides on fracking tax

JackFM Local News - Wed, 03/04/2015 - 3:15am
Ohio lawmakers are getting both sides of the argument on Gov. John Kasich's (KAY'-siks) plan to raise taxes of shale gas and oil drillers.
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Ohio secretary of state, auditor to testify at Statehouse

JackFM Local News - Wed, 03/04/2015 - 3:15am
Two of Ohio's statewide officeholders are making appearances at the Statehouse on the same day to support separate business and charter school proposals.
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Central Ohio to get new 380 area code in existing 614 region

JackFM Local News - Wed, 03/04/2015 - 3:11am
Central Ohioans will see a new 380 area code introduced because the available phone numbers for the existing 614 code are expected to run out next year.
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Ohio bill would expand access to drug overdose antidote

JackFM Local News - Wed, 03/04/2015 - 3:11am
The Ohio House is scheduled to vote on a bill expanding the availability of a drug overdose antidote being used across Ohio to save addicts on the brink of death.
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Ohio man charged with selling heroin to overdose victim

JackFM Local News - Wed, 03/04/2015 - 3:07am
A grand jury in west-central Ohio has indicted a man on a charge of involuntary manslaughter for allegedly selling heroin to a person who then suffered a fatal overdose.
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Ohio pair in court on charges of locking up, abusing kids

JackFM Local News - Wed, 03/04/2015 - 3:07am
A husband and wife from northeastern Ohio are due in court on charges that they kept three of their adopted children locked in bedrooms and abused them.
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Upstate NY county legislature wants to keep options for I-81

JackFM Local News - Wed, 03/04/2015 - 3:07am
A central New York county legislature is urging state transportation officials to keep a tunnel or depressed highway as options for rebuilding Interstate 81 in Syracuse.
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Sestak plans 2016 Senate campaign kick-off on Wednesday

JackFM Local News - Wed, 03/04/2015 - 3:07am
Former Pennsylvania congressman Joe Sestak is kicking off his campaign to capture the U.S. Senate seat occupied by Republican Pat Toomey.
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Boehner escapes jam on DHS vote, but more GOP battles loom

JackFM Local News - Wed, 03/04/2015 - 2:59am
House Speaker John Boehner's (BAY-nur's) job is safe despite passing yet another big bill that most of his Republican colleagues opposed.
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WVU students to promote research funding at Capitol

JackFM Local News - Wed, 03/04/2015 - 2:52am
More than 50 West Virginia University undergraduates are heading to the Capitol to promote research funding.
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Water monitoring group seeking West Virginia volunteers

JackFM Local News - Wed, 03/04/2015 - 2:35am
A water monitoring project developed by Trout Unlimited is seeking volunteers to monitor West Virginia streams.
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Appalachian Power outage alerts keep customers informed

JackFM Local News - Wed, 03/04/2015 - 2:19am
With some weather extremes in the forecast, Appalachian Power is rolling out a new alert system for customers.
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Ohio Dems call for state exchange as court hears challenge

JackFM Local News - Wed, 03/04/2015 - 2:11am
Democratic lawmakers in Ohio want the state to consider creating its own health insurance exchange as the U.S. Supreme Court hears a challenge to President Barack Obama's health care law.
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Welfare drug tests, Uber, campaign finance on tap in W.Va.

JackFM Local News - Wed, 03/04/2015 - 2:03am
West Virginia lawmakers are trying to keep alive pushes to drug test welfare recipients, bring Uber ridesharing to the state and overhaul the campaign finance system.
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Report: Federal agents seize ATM machines in Ohio

JackFM Local News - Wed, 03/04/2015 - 1:55am
Federal agents have seized ATM machines at more than a half dozen businesses in central Ohio.
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