Gratiot area loses 911 service

The Newark Advocate is reporting that almost 1,300 Alltel customers in and around Gratiot were without 911 emergency phone service for about six hours on Monday. Erin Ascione, a spokeswoman for Alltel, told the Advocate a road crew mistakenly cut a fiber line on Gratiot Road about 9:30 a.m. Monday. Customers with a 787 exchange were unable to call outside of their exchange until the line was...

CCW news from other states

ALASKA: Limits on local gun laws sail through the House ARIZONA: House OKs bill to let guns in bars, restaurants ILLINOIS: Dark day for Mayor Daley's gun control proposals MICHIGAN: Mich. weapons law may change MINNESOTA: CCW law ruled unconsitutional on appeal and Bill Introduced To Reinstate Handgun Law PENNSYLVANIA: Bills Aim To Beef Up Laws On Felons With Guns VIRGINIA: Virginia Tech's ban on...

''No-guns'' Fifth Third profit falls 6 percent in first quarter

The Columbus Dispatch is reporting that Ohio-based Fifth Third Bancorp has announced that its first-quarter profit fell 6 percent. According to the newspaper, the financial services company said its quarterly income declined to $405 million, or 72 cents per share, in the quarter ended March 31 from $430 million, or 75 cents per share, a year ago. align="right"> Analysts surveyed by Thomson...

Eddie Eagle program makes a big impact

April 13, 2005 Houston (TX) Chronicle The NRA's Eddie Eagle GunSafe program, which has reached an estimated 18 million children nationwide and 1.4 million Texas kids since inception in the early 1990s, visits four Houston-area schools this week. The program, created in consultation with child psychologists, teachers and law enforcement personnel, is designed for kids in pre-K through third grade...

LTE: Concealed Carry [License] holders deserve privacy

04/07/2005 (Salem Ohio) Farm and Dairy Editor: It defies logic that some newspaper publishers advocate listing the identities of Ohio's concealed-carry permit holders - law-abiding and honest citizens who have a license to carry a concealed weapon. Why aren't they worried about the people carrying weapons who don''t have permits? What they are advocating is tantamount to saying that permit...

OFCC issues public records request to State Highway Patrol

In light of the recent leak of OPIO State of Ohio News Media Credential Card application materials, and the denial of an application by OFCC's News Manager, OFCC has submitted the following public records request to the Ohio State Highway Patrol. To: Jeff Maute Central Records Ohio State Highway Patrol FAX: (614) 752-8410 CC: Michele LC. DeGraffinreed Administrative Assistant II Ohio Dept. of...

Party in the Park II Tickets now available!

Lunch tickets for OFCC’s Party in the Park II, to be held in Powell, Ohio on July 30, 2005, are NOW AVAILABLE through the OFCC Webstore. Prices are $13 per person or $24 per couple. For every paid adult, up to two children eat free! Lunch will be catered by a well-known Columbus restaurant TBA. align="right"> As was recently announced , Attorney General Jim Petro has accepted our invitation to...

Grassroots action at work: Another ''no-guns'' sign comes down

Submitted by: Robert H. April 11, 2005 I was just walking in the door at the Best Buy on Monroe Street, when I noticed the dreaded "red circle with slash on handgun". I asked the greeter at the door about the sign, as it was worded vaguely about who was allowed to bring a pistol in. He cheerfully advised me that it meant law enforcement only were allowed in with handguns. I told him I would be...

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