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Akron: Yet another attack after ''restraining'' order fails to restrain

Akron man charged in woman's stabbing AKRON: An Akron man was charged Saturday with stabbing the mother of his 4-year-old son in front of the child. Mickie T. Barmore, 23, is charged with aggravated burglary, felonious assault, domestic violence, violation of a civil protection order, child endangering and domestic violence menacing. Police said he entered Eleanor D. Heller's home in the 400...

Cincy cop assaulted with his own nightstick shoots, kills attacker

This from the Cincinnati Enquirer: Burglary suspect shot, killed by police in Cincinnati In Hamilton County, where two courts and four judges ruled Ohio's felony prohibition against carrying firearms for self-defense is unconstitutional, a police officer was forced to use deadly force when an burglary suspect turned on him with the officer's nightstick. One can only imagine the reaction this...

Latest Million Mom attack on Jim Trakas (R-17)

The Million Mommies just won't let up on Jim Trakas (R-17) . After enduring a littany of televised attack ads, and the staging of a poorly attended and politically unsuccessful election eve opposition rally, Rep. Jim Trakas probably thought the Mommies were silenced on election day, when he soared to a convincing victory, taking votes nearly 2 to 1. Little did he know, his anti-CCW foes would...

HB12 Assigned to Criminal Justice Committee

House Bill 12 was assigned to the Criminal Justice Committee, which meets at 2:30pm Tuesday afternoons. After a one week inclement weather delay, HB12 is scheduled for its first committee hearing on Tuesday, February 25. If you intend to go to HB12 hearings (and you really should) please start planning to car pool with as many people as you can on a Tuesday afternoon. Hearings are held in room...

Sheriffs warn of apparent desire to turn Highway Patrol into State Police

The Gongwer News Service is reporting that representatives of sheriffs and county commissioners are scheduled to meet later this month to address what the county law enforcement officials believe may be a move toward turning the Ohio Highway Patrol into a state police agency and eliminating the position of sheriff. OFCC PAC Commentary: It should come as no surprise that the Taft administration...

Tale of Two Cities: West Jefferson family robbed; Tacoma couple shoots back

WEST JEFFERSON - Police report that a 27-year-old man, his 20-year-old wife and the couple's infant child were returning to their 50 1/2 S. Main St. apartment after cashing their tax return check on Jan. 23, when they were approached in a stairwell by two white males in ski masks. Ronald Killian III, 20, and Charles R. Hutchins III, 19, held the couple against a wall and threatened them with a...

Terror Alert prompts further concerns with CCW ''victim zone'' exclusions

WASHINGTON, Feb. 6 — The Bush administration Friday raised the national terror alert from yellow to orange, citing a U.S. intelligence warning of a "high risk" of terrorist attack, a senior administration official said. It's the second highest level in the color-coded system. The worldwide alert comes on the heels of intelligence indications of plans for a “major attack” as early as next week...

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