MS: Northrop worker opens fire in ''no-guns'' workplace

MSNBC.com is reporting that an employee opened fire Monday at the Northrop Grumman Ships Systems shipyard, critically wounding two co-workers. From the story: The alleged shooter, Alexander L. Lett, 41, of Escatawpa, was been charged with two counts of aggravated assault and was being held without bond at the Pascagoula Municipal Jail. Investigators identified the two wounded employees as Ben...

Lucas Co. jail: Gun, knife found on prisoner

The Toledo Blade is reporting that Lucas County jailers found a loaded gun and a knife hidden in the clothing of a prisoner brought in over the weekend by Toledo police. "Somebody made a mistake," Sheriff James Telb told the Toledo Blade last night. "It should have been discovered at the scene of the arrest." The incident is the second in two months in which jailers have found loaded guns on...

Taft names panel members to study privacy issues

The Columbus Dispatch is reporting that Gov. Bob Taft has appointed the members of the Ohio Privacy/Public Record Access Study Committee, which will examine a broad range of issues related to release of public records and produce a report within a year. From the story: The members, who are not compensated, are: J. Bradford Tillson, of Dayton, former publisher of the Dayton Daily News; Thomas C...

GOP candidates for governor will speak at dinner

February 21, 2005 Toledo Blade The three Republican candidates for governor have agreed to address the Lucas County GOP Lincoln Day dinner next month, an early joint appearance in what is promising to be one of the toughest primary races Ohio has seen in decades. The dinner is set for April 13, said Sally Perz, interim party chairman. The appearance of Attorney General James Petro, Secretary of...

OK: ''911 Call Reveals Woman's Struggle With Purse Thief''

As you listen to the 911 tape that is the subject of the following story, you will quickly realize the headline should read "911 Call Reveals Woman's Struggle With Police Dispatcher". Oklahoma City's KOCO-TV is reporting that Oklahoma City police released a 911 recording Thursday which reveals a dramatic struggle following an attempted purse-snatching in south Oklahoma City. Barbara Gesell, 83,...

Armed robbers steal woman's pants

The Dayton Daily News is reporting that a Fairborn woman told police two gunmen stole her pants from her as she loaded laundry into her car early Wednesday at Capital Cleaners on Kaufman Avenue. According to the story, the 21-year-old woman told police the men approached at 3:39 a.m. as she loaded white trash bags full of freshly washed and dried clothes into her car in the parking lot of the...

Are educators more focused on mop-up than terror prevention?

The Associated Press is reporting that school nurses nationwide are unprepared for a terrorist attack, such as the one that resulted in 330 deaths at a school in Russia last September. The wire story was filed in Youngstown, where The National Association of School Nurses recently held a disaster-preparedness program. Disaster preparedness trainer Deborah Strouse noted to the AP that many schools...

Ohio sheriffs feel brunt of state funding problems

The Lancaster Eagle Gazette is reporting that the Fairfield County Sheriff's Office is a little tense these days while employees wait to find out who will be laid off. From the story: In one office, a chair has been decorated to represent a laid off employee; and people are not willing to talk about the cuts publicly. "It's real difficult," said Fairfield County Sheriff Dave Phalen. "We are...

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