Ssshhh: OH campaign finance ''reform'' aims to stiffle free speech

Buried at the bottom of a Cleveland Plain Dealer story about a campaign finance reform bill that was unveiled by Republican state lawmakers Friday was this little bombshell: Ohio lawmakers are planning their own version of McCain-Feingold's free-speech ban, right here in our state! The only mention of the 30 days provision came as follows: Bill Todd, a lawyer who represents the Ohio Chamber of...

Salvation Army reconsidering dangerous & discriminatory ''no-guns'' policy

The Salvation Army has begun informing concerned customers and donors that it is reevaluating a policy of banning CHL-holders from its retail stores. In a new form letter which is being sent out via email, the Army is now saying it is discussing its policy with the "risk manager". Sent: 12/8/2004 04:28 PM: From: [email protected] I will be entering dialogue with our risk manager on...

ODOT's ''no-guns'' signs in PARKING LOT at rest stop where rape occurred

By Chad D. Baus Last April, NewsNet5 reported a woman in her mid-20s was attacked in the bathroom at rest area off Interstate 77 in Summit County. Last week, in a live-at-the-scene report from Summit Co., NBC 3 Cleveland revealed that a 22-year old Canton woman had been knocked to the ground, assaulted and robbed behind a rest stop building. It is bad enough that Ohio law mandates that these rest...

One day later...''Man charged with shooting at bouncer''

One day after a man murdered four people in a "no-guns" bar in Columbus, the Dayton Daily News is reporting that a 28-year-old man tried to shoot a bouncer Wednesday night as the bouncer escorted him from Sloopy's Bar in the Oregon Historic District. The paper reports the man was taken to the Montgomery County Jail pending the filing of charges — aggravated assault, carrying a concealed weapon...

Despite restraining order, man shoots ex-wife in head

The Akron Beacon Journal reported December 10 that Akron police received a call at 7:10 p.m. from a woman who said her daughter was with a man who had a restraining order filed against him, said Akron police Lt. Sylvia Trundle. When police drove into the area of the Courtesy Inn at 210 W. Market St., the man shot the woman in the head after pointing the gun at two other people and attempting to...

Letter to the Editor: Shootings don't happen accidentally

December 7, 2004 Cincinnati Enquirer Every few months we hear of a tragic story of how a gun gets into the wrong hands and "accidentally" fires ("Boy shot playing with rifle" Dec. 4). In all of my years of shooting handguns, rifles and shotguns, I have come to the conclusion that guns never "accidentally" fire. A person must have his or her finger on the trigger, pull back with some force and...

Woman robbed at gunpoint in apartment complex lot

The Akron Beacon Journal reported December 8 that a 22-year-old woman was robbed at gunpoint early Tuesday morning in an apartment complex parking lot in the 7200 block of Stuhldreher Street Northwest. The woman was approached by two men just after she parked the car, according to the township Police Department. One man pointed a handgun at her and ordered her out of the car. The men took her...

Springfield: Armed Home Invaders Sought By Police

December 8, 2004 WHIOTV.com Police in Springfield are searching for four men in connection with breaking into a home. The home invasion happened at a home on Oak Street on Tuesday morning. Andre McGary said the men, carrying guns, shot and killed his dog and then forced his wife and four children into a bedroom. McGary said the men stole jewelry, cash and took electronics out of a car that was in...

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