OFCC issues public records request to State Highway Patrol

In light of the recent leak of OPIO State of Ohio News Media Credential Card application materials, and the denial of an application by OFCC's News Manager, OFCC has submitted the following public records request to the Ohio State Highway Patrol. To: Jeff Maute Central Records Ohio State Highway Patrol FAX: (614) 752-8410 CC: Michele LC. DeGraffinreed Administrative Assistant II Ohio Dept. of...

Party in the Park II Tickets now available!

Lunch tickets for OFCC’s Party in the Park II, to be held in Powell, Ohio on July 30, 2005, are NOW AVAILABLE through the OFCC Webstore. Prices are $13 per person or $24 per couple. For every paid adult, up to two children eat free! Lunch will be catered by a well-known Columbus restaurant TBA. align="right"> As was recently announced , Attorney General Jim Petro has accepted our invitation to...

Grassroots action at work: Another ''no-guns'' sign comes down

Submitted by: Robert H. April 11, 2005 I was just walking in the door at the Best Buy on Monroe Street, when I noticed the dreaded "red circle with slash on handgun". I asked the greeter at the door about the sign, as it was worded vaguely about who was allowed to bring a pistol in. He cheerfully advised me that it meant law enforcement only were allowed in with handguns. I told him I would be...

LTE: Handgun would have aided road-rage victim

April 13, 2005 Columbus Dispatch The senseless act of a lowlife last week took the life of a father of three, Jason A. Schmalenberger, who was simply on his way to play golf ("Father of three stabbed to death," Dispatch article, April 4). Just another prime example of the type of society that exists today and just another reason to be armed. There’s not a doubt in my mind that Schmalenberger...

Police warn park-goers to be cautious about leaving valuables in their vehicles

Cleveland's WKYC.com is reporting that police are offering a word of caution after a rash of car break-ins at several area MetroParks. From the story: Police have arrested two suspects, David Lewis and Timothy Wallace and recovered much of the property stolen from MetroPark’s Euclid Creek and North Chagrin Reservation. But they say this kind of crime is not uncommon, especially as the parks...

Ohio denies press pass to concealed-carry backer

Regular readers of the Cleveland Plain Dealer will likely not be surprised that the following report contains less than half of the whole story. Commentary from OFCC's Chad Baus provided in blue . April 13, 2005 Julie Carr Smyth Cleveland Plain Dealer Columbus- A volunteer for one of Ohio's most vocal concealed-weapons groups tried last month to join an enemy camp of sorts: the press corps. Chad...

Armed robber disarms armed cop in ''no-guns'' credit union

The Associated Press is reporting that an armed robber man stole a gun from an off-duty suburban Westerville police officer during a robbery in a "no-guns" credit union Tuesday. From the story: Investigators said a man wearing a fake mustache and wielding his own gun went into the BMI Federal Credit Union in Westerville near the Columbus city limits around at 11:28 a.m. Tuesday. The robber put...

Law enforcement actions in bar undercover case causes firestorm

by Chad D. Baus "Quis custodet ipsos custodes?", Juvenal Who will guard the guards themselves? That is the question OFCC asked after news broke that special prosecutor Gary Nasal (Miami Co.) had failed to obtain an indictment from a Shelby County grand jury after an eight-month "investigation" into Sheriff Kevin O'Leary's illegal release of CHL-holders' private, protected information to the...

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