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East Ohio Regional Hospital Receives International Recognition

JackFM Local News - Fri, 10/10/2014 - 10:15am
East Ohio Regional Hospital has achieved international recognition as a "Baby Friendly Designated" birth facility.It's the first hospital in the Ohio Valley to receive the designation, which comes from "Baby Friendly USA," an arm of the World Health Organization and UNICEF. It recognizes EORH for providing an optimal level of care for breastfeeding mothers and their babies.The hospital has an intensive program of encouragement and support for breastfeeding, and deliberately does not give out ...
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Couple may be Monongalia's first same-sex marriage

JackFM Local News - Fri, 10/10/2014 - 10:11am
A Fairmont couple has received the first marriage license issued to a same-sex couple in Monongalia County.
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News Minute: Here is the latest West Virginia news from The Associated Press

JackFM Local News - Fri, 10/10/2014 - 10:02am
West Virginia Democrats will host former defense secretary and CIA chief Leon Panetta at their annual dinner tomorrow night in Charleston. Panetta will be the keynote speaker. The event is set for 7 p.m. at the Charleston...
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Merlino back in Philadelphia for parole hearing

JackFM Local News - Fri, 10/10/2014 - 10:02am
Reputed former Philadelphia mob boss Joseph Merlino is back in the city for a parole violation hearing just months after walking free following a decade in prison.
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Weirton Fire Department Steps Up for Those Fighting Cancer

JackFM Local News - Fri, 10/10/2014 - 10:00am
A fire department in the northern panhandle has been supporting a local organization by raising money for breast cancer awareness for the past five years. The Weirton Fire Department is selling Breast Cancer Awareness shirts all this month for $20. Firefighter Ed Eskridge says all of the money raised goes directly to Athena's Closet - a local non profit that lends financial assistant to cancer patients for items not ordinarily covered under medical insurance, such as wigs, travel expenses and...
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UPDATE: Suspect in Gas Station Robberies in Custody

JackFM Local News - Fri, 10/10/2014 - 9:52am
John Gavarkavich, 39, of Martins Ferry was arrested in connection to the incidents. He is facing two counts of aggravated robbery, and is being held in the Belmont County Jail.
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