OFCC proud to have member serving country in Iraq

OFCC Member and Department of Defense contractor Anthony Walls has sent a greeting to us here at OFCC, and agreed to allow us to share it with all of you. Date: Fri, 18 Feb 2005 18:49:38 +0300 From: Anthony Walls Subject: RE: Donation To Chad and everyone else at OFCC: I'm stationed at LSA Anaconda in Balad, Iraq. Well actually just outside Balad. It is approximately 68 clicks north of Baghdad. I...

Cleveland DJ attacked while getting gas

WKYC.com (NBC Cleveland) is reporting that Cleveland DJ Brian Figula, known as “Fig” on Q104, was “assaulted and robbed” at a gas station at 150th and I-71 Monday evening. From the story: His car was low on fuel, so he stopped at a gas station late Monday night. Minutes later, his life was in danger… Fig was at pump 2 when he noticed a man on the phone. Soon afterward, that man attacked him. “He...

Trumbull Co.: Dispatch 911 service becomes issue

The Warren Tribune Chronicle is reporting that 911 service is getting so bad in Trumbull County that the Weathersfield police and fire chiefs looking to drop the county call center and possibly move to another dispatch service. From the story: "I tried to call, over the radio, five times and was never able to get through,'' said police Chief Joseph Consiglio at a township caucus Feb. 3. "This is...

Op-Ed: If he can't carry a gun, who can?

If the Minnesota Court of Appeals is having trouble deciding the fate of the Minnesota Personal Protection Act, they should consider the story of Matthew Dirks. The 23-year-old East Side native served 15 months with the Army in Iraq at Baghdad International Airport and Camp Dogwood. Last week, St. Paul Police Chief John Harrington denied him a carry permit. Dirks' primary job in Iraq was...

Children with guns: the answer is Education

by Chad D. Baus Two recent incidents (in Columbus and Dayton ) of children misusing firearms have people asking questions. Shouldn't the law mandate that guns be locked up in homes where children live? Shouldn't we just outlaw guns so they can never be left lying around by irresponsible adults? Since the host of existing gun control laws that made what these children did illegal did nothing to...

Woman confronted at her workplace by armed, estranged husband

The Akron Beacon Journal is reporting that Police arrested a Leetonia man on charges of kidnapping and carrying a concealed weapon Monday morning after he allegedly confronted his estranged wife as she was arriving for work in Cuyahoga Falls. There were no serious injuries, but responding officers used a Taser to shock the man and take him into custody after he fled the scene, Cuyahoga Falls...

New York jeweler saves own life with gun

The Associated Press is reporting that a New York jeweler was back at work yesterday, one day after he managed to draw his own gun and shoot a robber who was aiming a revolver at his head. Barry Fixler told reporters he feels he did what he had to. "I'd be dead," he said in a phone interview. "My life was going to be over. That's what I thought about." Detective Lt. Charles Delo of the Clarkstown...

''Near riot'' at ''no-guns'' Dayton RTA hub

The WDTN-TV Dayton is reporting that police were called to control a crowd at a busy intersection downtown. When they arrived, the story says, a brawl had broken out at the downtown RTA Hub, and police faced an out of control mob at the scene. From the story: Witnesses say it looked like a near riot. They say it started when two guys started fighting while getting on an RTA bus. Soon everyone at...

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