Medical errors still claiming many lives

USAToday is reporting that a newly-release study shows as many as 98,000 Americans still die each year because of medical errors, despite an unprecedented focus on patient safety over the last five years. From the story: Significant improvements have been made in some hospitals since the Institute of Medicine released a landmark report in 2000 that revealed many thousands of Americans die each...

LTE: Restrictive concealed-carry law offers travelers in Ohio little help

May 19, 2005 Cleveland Plain Dealer Stopping along the highway leaves anyone in peril. A Pennsylvania doctor, his wife and a relative stopped on the Ohio Turnpike to change drivers. A car pulled up behind their vehicle, and a man got out, demanding money. Then he shot and killed the doctor and drove off. Had the doctor been armed, instead of retrieving his wallet for the robber, he might have...

Op-Ed: Time to Control Dangerous Assault Journalists

By Alan Gottlieb Seventeen confirmed dead and hundreds injured. This was not the work of some stereotypical lunatic with a gun, but the handiwork of a careless reporter who must have graduated from the Dan Rather School of investigative journalism. Now that Newsweek has lived up to the high standard of prevarication established by Jayson Blair at the New York Times and by Janet Cooke at Newsweek’...

LTE: Take fight to those with illegal weapons

May 18, 2005 Toledo Blade The silence is deafening. That is, I haven't heard of any comments or apologies from the anti-concealed-carry or anti-gun hawks who predicted road rage and wild west shoot-outs throughout the state when the CCW law was enacted a year ago. However, after a year, not one CCW citizen has been cited for any reason. But the shootings continue as non-law-abiding crooks,...

Ladies: Protect thyself!

Toledo: Police unveil sketch of assault suspect Toledo police released a sketch yesterday of a man accused of sexually assaulting a 42-year-old East Toledo woman after approaching her with a knife last week. The woman was walking home from a house in the 1500 block of Albert Street in East Toledo when she approached the viaduct on East Broadway about 7:30 p.m. May 12. The suspect approached her...

When awarding citizen heroes, why did Toledo PD forget the CHL-holder?

The Toledo Blade is reporting that Toledo police held a ceremony this week to honor 19 citizens for acts that helped police solve numerous crimes in 2004. Conspicuously missing, however, is an award for a man who helped police solve crimes by using his legally carried firearm . From the story: "Help me," the 12-year-old girl mouthed to John Neal through the window of a car driving away from his...

Scope of Best Buy's discriminatory practices against gun owners still not known

As OFCC first reported on Monday, the posting of "no-guns" signs at Ohio Best Buy stores has been confusing from the start. From store managers who offered opposing excuses, to the appearance that the retail chain had been mislead by national office materials company g.Neil via the labor law "compliance kits" the company sells to Ohio businesses, there has been no clear sense of who ordered the...

Cleveland City Council aims low in attempt to keep kids from guns

Cleveland’s NewsChannel5 is reporting that Cleveland council members are waging a new campaign to stop gun violence, and it appears as though they are prepared to walk down the same tried and true (and failed) path of efforts that have been occurring for years. From the story: Many Cleveland residents are afraid and concerned about the increasing gun violence in their neighborhoods. At a public...

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