Letters to the Editor: Posting signs won't keep parks safe

April 2, 2005 Toledo Blade If he wants to prevent crime in Toledo's city parks, Mayor Jack Ford is looking in the wrong direction. Despite having these rules declared "invalid" by the Ohio Attorney General, there is no doubt Toledo Police Chief Michael Navarre will carry out Mr. Ford's attempts to enforce a ban on concealed handgun license-holders in secluded parks and hiking trails by pressing...

1st Annual OFCC/TDI Fun 'n Gun HUGE success

By Dan White This weekend, the first annual (we hope!) OFCC/TDI Fun 'n Gun, which benefited the OFCC PAC and which sold out weeks in advance, was a spectacular event yesterday! After heavy rain on Saturday (set-up day), the weather cleared to a beautiful sunny spring day on Sunday for the event. It was a little chilly in the morning, but warmed up in the afternoon after the wind died down a bit...

Now available: ''An Evening With Jim Petro'' streaming video

On March 4, this website published excerpts from an op-ed written by a person who attended a College Republicans event at the Ohio State University, where Attorney General and gubernatorial-hopeful Jim Petro was the keynote speaker. At that meeting, Mr. Petro was asked about whether he supports reforming the concealed carry law in Ohio, and how he feels about the publishing of lists of concealed...

LTE: Identify sex predators, not CHL-holders

April 1, 2005 Cleveland Plain Dealer In light of Jessica Lunsford's murder in Florida and Jetseta Gage's murder in Iowa, both at the hands of convicted sexual predators, why doesn't The Plain Dealer publish the names of known sexual predators instead of publishing the names of concealed-carry license holders? I, for one, am not really concerned about who is licensed to carry a concealed weapon...

Bucyrus crime spree affects area businesses

Just days after is reporting that nine city employees, including two police officers and two police dispatchers, are being laid off effective April 1, the Bucyrus Telegraph Forum is reporting that local businesses are experiencing a rash of break-ins. From the story: In the past week, six local businesses have been broken into after hours. In some instances, the doors were forced open or glass...

Talk-show host says he shot 2 men while under siege

The Columbus Dispatch has published more detailed information on CHL-holder Cornell McCleary, who shot two men Wednesday night after he was punched in the face and surrounded by a threatening group of about 10 men. From the story: None of the men appeared to be armed, but "there’s no doubt in my mind they would have killed somebody," said McCleary, 51, who runs a security company and hosts a...

LTE: Media Access Loophole not used for reasons you claimed

Ohio's newspapers continue to offer various and sundry excuses for why they should be allowed to continue treated law-abiding citizens as though they are sex offenders, suspicious neighbors in need of being watched. The following letter to the Marion Star has not (yet?) been published in the newspaper, but as it does an excellent job of highlighting the lie behind their claims for the necessity...

Suspect Wanted In Connection With Attack, Rape

WHIOTV.com in Dayton is reporting that Dayton police are searching for a man suspected in the brutal attack and rape of his ex-girlfriend just hours after he was released from jail on an unrelated charge, and despite there having been still another warrant out for his arrest. From the story: Investigators said that early Monday morning, [Michael] Cohen led officers on a chase in Huber Heights...

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