Gun banners' list of recent Ohio gun incidents speaks volumes

Gun ban extremist Toby Hoover, who fronts what often appears to be a one-woman show at the Ohio Coalition Against Gun Violence, sent an email this week listing some of the recent incidents of gun violence around Ohio, and then went on to call for passage of an assault weapons ban in the City of Columbus. As voluntary partners in the OCAGV's ''Changing the Culture of Fear'' push , we thought it...

Crime up in university victim zones & elsewhere

The Toledo Blade is reporting that Bowling Green State university campus police reported a nearly 12 percent increase in major crimes such as burglary, assault, and larceny last year. Chief James Wiegand told the Blade that stepped-up enforcement of liquor and drug laws accounted for the roughly 150% increase in drug and liquor arrests. Despite the high crime rates on campuses, Ohio law denies...

It didn't take a gun show to put these guns on the street

Cosochton Co.: Guns stolen in burglary of outdoors store Sheriff's deputies are trying to identify the burglar who broke into the Woodbury Outfitters store Friday night and stole three handguns. A video tape from a surveillance camera in the outdoors store shows a lone man smashing the window in the front door with a steel rod, then taking three handguns out of a case and stealing other...

Sheriff of Ashtabula County forced to lay off half of staff

Cleveland's WKYC (NBC 3) is reporting that there are significant layoffs coming in the Ashtabula County Sheriff's office. From the story: The sheriff laid off more than half of his staff Tuesday because of a budget shortfall. Twenty-six of his 39 deputies got lay-off notices, leaving only 13 to cover Ohio’s largest county. The lay-offs will go into effect March 5th. Elsewhere, the Sandusky...

OK: Worksite gun law passes House

The Associated Press is reporting that the Oklahoma state House has approved legislation that would exempt businesses from legal liability if a gun stored in a worker's car results in injury or death at a work site. The House passed the bill 96-2 and sent it to the Senate for action. From the story: The bill's author, Representative Greg Piatt, says it supports a state law that allows workers to...

Victim zone double-whammy: Disarmed CHL-holder endures robbery & assault

-----Original Message----- From: [Name withheld] Sent: Wednesday, February 23, 2005 To: OFCC I was robbed today because of one of the biggest [criminal protection zones] of them all - the Ohio State University. I was at the corner of 4th and Maynard in Columbus after being dropped off by the OSU bus system CABS. It's normally a 10-15 minute wait before the #4 COTA bus comes by and takes me to my...

Thieves steal $18,000 cash from OH Supreme Court justice's car

The Associated Press is reporting today that a total of $18,000 in cash was stolen last week from the state car assigned to Ohio Supreme Court Justice Terrence O’Donnell, prompting immediate questions from the Columbus Dispatch and others: Why did a Supreme Court justice have $18,000 sitting in his (state-owned) car? By all accounts to this point, no one can answer the question, and the justice...

Owner of ''no-guns'' Dayton business angry about downtown violence

Dayton's WHIO-TV (NewsCenter 7) is reporting that a prominent downtown businessman wants the city to take action immediately when it comes to all of the downtown problems that have occurred recently. Acccording to the report, Sandy Mendelson appeared at the city commission meeting Wednesday morning to talk about his concerns. He said he is concerned about the recent rash of violence and said he...

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