IT CAN HAPPEN TO YOU: Carjacking at Sparkle's Market

The Akron Beacon Journal reported Dec. 11 that a 56-year-old man was knocked to the ground in broad daylight while leaving the Sparkle Market at 1028 Hammel Ave. on Thursday. His attackers grabbed his keys, and took his vehicle, a 1995 burgundy Oldsmobile Cutlass bearing the Ohio license plate BFS-5726. It has not yet been determined if this Sparkle's location is one of several which have posted...

Letter to the Editor: Alrosa incident shows flaw in concealed carry

December 12, 2004 Columbus Dispatch The shooting at the Alrosa Villa, ("5 killed in concert chaos," Dispatch article, Thursday) highlights a problem with Ohio’s concealed-carry law. License holders are prohibited by law from carrying their weapons in establishments that sell alcohol for consumption on the premises. As a result, Nathan Gale was the only one at the Alrosa on Wednesday night with a...

Columbus nightclub: Disarmed CHL-holder watched helplessly as people died

EXCLUSIVE: Must credit OhioCCW.org Police have interviewed more than 270 witnesses in the wake of the Columbus nightclub shooting. The mainstream media have interviewed and published stories about dozens of them. But this is a story no one has bothered to tell: -----Original Message----- From: Roger Sent: Thursday, December 09, 2004 8:38 AM Subject: columbus shooting helpless victims My name is...

CHL-holder stops attack in parking garage of ''no-guns'' hospital

The following letter was recently sent to OFCC by a man who says an armed criminal attempted to rob his 79 year-old father after visiting his daughter-in-law, who was a patient at the Miami Valley Hospital in Dayton. The writer says this incident occurred in the hospital's Apple Street Garage. My mom was in the hospital and I notice that they had "no gun" signs all over the place. My dad, 79...

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...

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