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DDN: Asian upbringing influenced Stratton

The Dayton Daily News has published an excellent in-depth look at Justice Evelyn Lundberg-Stratton's upbringing and legal background. OFCC PAC endorsed Stratton's re-election bid in 2002, against a very liberal opponent: Supreme Court justice raised in Thailand By Laura A. Bischoff e-mail address: [email protected] Dayton Daily News While most baby boomers grew up on rock ’n’ roll, TV and...

Senator Robert Gardner (R) foregoes county post to remain in Senate

The Gonger News Service is reporting that (pro-CCW) Senator Robert Gardner (R-Bowling Green) had made the decision not to resign his seat in the Ohio Senate in order to accept the position of Lake County Commissioner. As OFCC PAC reported last week , Gardner, the Senate's president pro tem, was repotedly weighing his options on whether he would withdraw from consideration for the Lake County post...

Enquirer: More jail time for gun crimes

Criminals could spend an average of six times longer behind bars if convicted of gun-related charges under a new Cincinnati program aimed at sending them to federal prison. Project Disarm was launched in late 2001 as a joint effort by Cincinnati police and several federal agencies to crack down on increasing gun violence in the city. The project's first 20 cases reveal a sharp difference in the...

Dispatch: Survey tabs Mayor Coleman as favorite among Dems in race for governor

As it did last week concerning Republicans and the governorship , the Columbus Dispatch has published a story examining who among Democrats emerge as early picks for U.S. Senate in 2004, and for governor in 2006. A poll suggests that among Democrat political leaders in Ohio, Columbus Mayor Michael B. Coleman ranks third highest, but emerges as the front-runner because the Democrats' first two...

PD: Senate panel to consider nominations of 2 Ohioans to federal appeals court

Washington - After waiting in the wings for 20 months, two Ohio nominees to the powerful federal appeals court will get a hearing before a key Senate panel Jan. 29. Despite pressure from the White House, the nominations of Ohio Supreme Court Justice Deborah Cook and Columbus lawyer Jeffrey Sutton languished until Republicans regained control of the Senate in November. Democrats, while in charge,...

Tale of Two Cities: Lima woman raped, OKC woman escapes attack in church

Man charged in gun-point abduction rape By GREG SOWINSKI LIMA - A local man accused in the abduction and rape of a woman was indicted by the grand jury on numerous charges this week. A 31-year-old woman was abducted by a man with a gun as she left a business in the 1000 block of West Market Street about 6 p.m. on Nov. 15, said Jana Gutman, an assistant Allen County prosecutor. The woman was taken...

Tale of Two Cities: Mansfield cabbies robbed; Nashville cabbie shoots back

Mansfield's Quality Cab Co. has expressed concern for the safety of its drivers after two armed robberies in one week. The cab company -- the only one in Mansfield -- is considering halting service to an apartment complex, Northwest Village Apartments, at 670 King St. Driver Mike Eberhardt Sr., 45, said about noon Wednesday he picked up a patron at the apartment complex. The man asked to be taken...

Online Poll: Does CCW Reform Deserve to be a 2003 Legislative Priority?

Are mixed public messages are being given by our state Republican leadership concerning concealed carry reform? In December, House Speaker Larry Householder said publicly that that concealed carry reform is in position to pass in "February or March". Yesterday, Householder said that while he expects a bill to be introduced and debated, "as far as the future of the state of Ohio and how we move...

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