Newspaper: Tips for surviving a stalker - Are you prepared?

Commentary by John Salyers The Sandusky Register ran a story recently on what it takes to survive a stalker. Unfortunately they left out the one best defenses that law-abiding Ohioans now have as an option. That is the right to obtain a license and carry a concealed handgun for self defense. While stalking cases may not make the news and be as high profile for everyday citizens as other crimes...

Robber sought after victims fight back inside ''no-guns'' UDF store

Columbus' NBC41.com is reporting on yet another violent encounter inside a "no-guns" United Dairy Farmers location in Ohio. And this time, the incident was caught on camera. From the story: Shortly after 12:30 a.m., police said Kaya Horn and Bradley Treneff were ordering ice cream inside United Dairy Farmers, located at 530 S. Hague Ave. Police said that when Horn opened her wallet to pay for her...

91-year-old Toledoan fends off would-be purse thief

The Toledo Blade is reporting that a would-be purse snatcher thought he had an easy mark: a frail-looking elderly woman. But Saturday afternoon, says the Blade, "when the thief approached 91-year-old Katherine Woodworth in a West Toledo parking lot and demanded her purse, he got more than he bargained for. He got a whuppin' instead." From the story: Angered by the thought of being robbed, Ms...

Dayton: Man critically hurt in foiled carjacking

In an incident that recalls memories of the carjacking murder of Tony Gordon in 2003, the Dayton Daily News is reporting that two men shot the owner of a tricked-up late-model GMC Yukon during an attempted carjacking outside of a state-mandated victim zone on West Third Street early Saturday. From the story: The victim, shot twice, was in extremely critical condition following emergency surgery...

Latest round of motions filed in OFCC Inc. v City of Clyde

On Friday, attorneys for Ohioans For Concealed Carry, and (separately) for Attorney General Jim Petro, filed additional Motions in Ohioans For Concealed Carry, Inc. v City of Clyde . The Motions, which can be downloaded from links at the end of this story, mark another stage in written arguments, and put the case on a time-line for a ruling in mid-July. The Fremont News Messenger is reporting on...

Man describes attack by teen robbers; defense of his own life

The Dayton Daily News has published an interview with what police say is the first CHL-holder in Dayton to have fired their weapon in self-defense since OhioCCW became law last year. From the story: Facing two armed teenagers intent on robbing him early Friday, Mark Hill pulled out his Glock 23 handgun, then hesitated. "These kids reminded me of my kid," Hill said Saturday. "Then I really had to...

Tale of two home invasions

The Youngstown Vindicator is reporting that the fatal shooting of a man across the border in Sharpsville, Pennsylvania early Saturday has been ruled by police to have been an act of self-defense. From the story: Robert Flynn of 531 Cedar Ave., Sharon, was shot when he broke into the home of Kevin McEwen at 36 N. 11th St. at about 3 a.m., police reports said. According to the police statement,...

Auto break-ins rising in downtown Cincy

The Cincinnati Post has published another report about how motor vehicle break-ins are on the increase in downtown Cincinnati. Break-ins have jumped 35 percent in the first four months of the year in comparison to 2004, with more than 500 reported since January, according to the Cincinnati Post. In a forum admittedly designed to blunt a growing perception that it is unsafe to travel to the area,...

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