Editorial conundrum: Cops know best…but don't trust cops

The Marion Star has published one of the most illogical editorials to date from newspapers attempting to make a new case for why, despite the absolute success of Ohio’s concealed handgun license (CHL) law in the first year, the law should not be amended to be more user-friendly. In the editorial, the Star takes the following positions: 1) The newspaper opposes improving Ohio’s CHL law to remove...

Mr. White goes to Washington?

The Cincinnati Enquirer is reporting that former state Senate President Doug White is interested in seeking election to a U.S. House seat vacated by Rep. Rob Portman when he accepted President Bush’s nomination to serve as U.S. Trade Representative. From the story: More than a half-dozen people are leaving the door open to run for Portman's 2nd Congressional District seat following his nomination...

Report: Cops suggest posting of ''no-guns'' signs in store; Store robbed

Date: 18 Mar 2005 From: John T. Subject: Perry One Stop In the Lake County News Herald paper on Tuesday, there was a story about the "no-guns" Perry One Stop gas station being robbed and the female clerk on 3rd shift being pistol whipped. I work down the street, and someone I know was there. I was talking to the day girl afterwards, and the clerk said someone from the Perry Village or Lake County...

Ashland Co. CHL-holders taken hostage, Ohio newspaper style

In a move that more closely resembles the behavior of a band of terrorists than a 155-year-old news organization, the editor of the Ashland Times Gazette has announced that he has taken the privacy of 400 or more concealed handgun license (CHL)-holders hostage, and will release the information unless the Ohio General Assembly bends to his will. In a March 19 editorial, Times-Gazette editor Ted E...

Why I have a low tolerance for ''zero tolerance''

You can relax! Get outside and enjoy the first days of spring. Thanks to quick and decisive action, a second-grade menace will no longer be stalking his next victim within the halls of Columbus Public Schools, at least for a while. Thank you, zero tolerance, for removing this predator. In case you missed the original story, a Columbus second-grader last week found a handgun on his way to school...

Marion Star: Gun law means freedom to Waldo man

The Marion Star has published an interesting interview with one of the 301 Ohioans who have received a concealed handgun license in Marion County. The CHL-holder, Dwight Cimino, is a veteran of the U.S. Navy, and served three tours in Vietnam. The story begins like this: When Dwight Cimino was almost 5, a drunken driver hit and killed his 21-month-old sister and left him with a scar between his...

Off-duty officer's gun lost/ stolen from Hamilton Co. courthouse

The Cincinnati Enquirer is reporting that Evendale police officer Stephen Roach reported his personal .40-caliber Glock missing at 1 p.m. Monday, 2½ hours after he left it in a fourth-floor restroom, according to a Hamilton County Sheriff's Office report. According to the report, Roach didn't immediately realize that the gun was missing. When he went back to the restroom looking for it, the gun...

''No-guns'' Lawrence Federal Savings Bank robbed at gunpoint

Submitted to OhioCCW.org by: (Jeffrey F.) The Ironton Tribune is reporting an armed robbery of a Lawrence Federal Savings and Loan in South Point, Ohio, a community of less than 5,000 in population. This is the second robbery at this bank in the past four years. "Someone made a withdrawal at the Lawrence Federal Savings Bank Thursday morning but he didn't use his checkbook. A lone gunman walked...


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