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Suspect in Ohio fireworks store blaze that killed 9 dies

JackFM Local News - Mon, 03/30/2015 - 1:23pm
A man accused of starting a 1996 fire at an Ohio fireworks store that killed nine people has died in a mental-health facility.
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Bayer CropScience to sell Institute park to Union Carbide

JackFM Local News - Mon, 03/30/2015 - 1:19pm
Bayer CropScience says it plans to sell its Institute Industrial Park to Union Carbide. But the company will continue to operate its thiodicarb unit at the site as a tenant.
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Suspect in Ohio fireworks store blaze that killed 9 dies

JackFM Local News - Mon, 03/30/2015 - 1:19pm
A man accused of starting a 1996 fire at an Ohio fireworks store that killed nine people has died in a mental-health facility.
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Ohio teacher pleads not guilty to sexual assault charges

JackFM Local News - Mon, 03/30/2015 - 1:11pm
A former central Ohio elementary school teacher has pleaded not guilty to 32 charges involving the sexual assaults of five students.
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Ohio governor's panel weighs more state oversight of police

JackFM Local News - Mon, 03/30/2015 - 12:51pm
The panel commissioned by Gov. John Kasich (KAY'-sik) to study police and community relations in Ohio is looking at whether state oversight of police officers should be increased.
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Judge weighs 'mental anguish' law opposed by cop-killer

JackFM Local News - Mon, 03/30/2015 - 12:51pm
A federal judge is considering the legality of a Pennsylvania law that is intended to protect crime victims but whose opponents including a convicted cop-killer say restricts free speech.
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Police: Woman found in shallow grave was stabbed

JackFM Local News - Mon, 03/30/2015 - 12:27pm
Authorities say a woman found buried in a shallow grave behind an apartment building in northeast Philadelphia had been stabbed to death.
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Sinkhole Causes New Athens Post Office to To Temporarily Close

JackFM Local News - Mon, 03/30/2015 - 11:59am
A sinkhole at the United States Post Office in New Athens has closed the facility.Residents who have a post office box number have been traveling to Cadiz since Friday to get their mail .
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Report: 3 sentenced to death in Ohio in 2014

JackFM Local News - Mon, 03/30/2015 - 11:35am
An annual report on capital punishment in Ohio says three people were condemned to die last year, bringing the total number under Ohio's 1981 law to 323 death sentences.
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Ohio's top utility regulator says he's resigning as chairman

JackFM Local News - Mon, 03/30/2015 - 11:23am
Ohio's top utility regulator says he is resigning as chairman of the Public Utilities Commission but will continue to serve as a commissioner.
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Search for Juvenile Suspect After Chase

JackFM Local News - Mon, 03/30/2015 - 11:22am
Authorities in Steubenville are looking for a juvenile who they say was caught trying to break into a local business.Steubenville Police said they received a call around 2:30 a.m. Monday about two juvenile suspects standing in front of The Canadian on S. 4th Street, appearing to be pounding on the doors and windows.According to Steubenville Police, the suspects took off running when officers arrived. Police caught one of them who tried hiding behind a home.Officers said they found plastic gro...
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Police: Ohio man threatened, dumped gas on wife, young girl

JackFM Local News - Mon, 03/30/2015 - 11:11am
Police in northern Ohio say a man dumped gasoline on his wife and her 8-year-old granddaughter and threatened to set them on fire before fleeing their apartment.
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W.Va. Students to Take New Standardized Test Online

JackFM Local News - Mon, 03/30/2015 - 10:47am
Students in West Virginia will take a new standardized test online based on the national Common Core standards next week.State Superintendent of Schools Michael Martirano tells the Charleston Daily Mail that the Smarter Balanced Assessment test will evaluate how well students have learned under new education standards.Because the new test doesn't have any multiple-choice questions, students will work through problems in each subject and show how they arrived at their answers.Martirano says th...
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Priest who took ice bucket challenge with bishop dies of ALS

JackFM Local News - Mon, 03/30/2015 - 10:27am
A Catholic priest who took the ice bucket challenge with Pittsburgh Bishop David Zubik last year has died of the disease they were raising money to cure: amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, also known as Lou Gehrig's disease.
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High school students plan walkout over nude photo sharing

JackFM Local News - Mon, 03/30/2015 - 10:19am
Students at a suburban Philadelphia high school are planning a walkout after nude photos and videos of female classmates were allegedly shared online.
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School district supe gets first offender's probation on DUI

JackFM Local News - Mon, 03/30/2015 - 10:07am
A southwestern Pennsylvania school superintendent hopes to enter a special probation program for first-time offenders stemming from crash police say happened while she was driving drunk.
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State police: Pizza shop burglar stole 100 candy bars

JackFM Local News - Mon, 03/30/2015 - 9:47am
State police in northwestern Pennsylvania are looking for a burglar who just may have some cavities - or, at least, a sweet tooth.
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Fire marshal investigating cause of blaze at recycling plant

JackFM Local News - Mon, 03/30/2015 - 9:43am
A state police fire marshal was investigating the cause of a blaze that destroyed a recycling plant in western Pennsylvania.
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Wheeling sixth-grader claims first place in 2015 West Virginia Geographic Bee

JackFM Local News - Mon, 03/30/2015 - 9:39am
Hunter Midcap, a sixth grader at St. Michael Parish School in Wheeling, will represent West Virginia at the National Geographic competition in Washington, D.C. in May.
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Man pays fine to avoid jail for missing jury duty 11 times

JackFM Local News - Mon, 03/30/2015 - 9:19am
A western Pennsylvania man has paid a $500 fine to avoid being jailed for missing jury duty 11 times in the past two years.
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