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Judge refuses to make city turn over data in gun case

A Hamilton County judge Tuesday refused to order the city of Cincinnati to turn over documents that gun manufacturers say might be evidence supporting the city's allegations that gun makers are responsible for the unauthorized ways criminals obtain firearms. Attorneys for the gun companies say that, despite their pleas, the city has failed to produce any statistics or reports to support its...

Recount ordered in Senate race; PAC made difference in close, key race

The state Senate race between Republican incumbent Jeffry Armbruster and Democratic challenger Sue Morano is headed for a recount, the secretary of state's office said Tuesday. The certified vote showed Armbruster beat Morano by a margin of 47,856 to 47,482 -- a difference of 374 votes, Dana Walch, Blackwell's director of elections, wrote to boards of election in Lorain, Huron and Seneca counties...

Trial Balloon: Taft considers raising bar for HB274 support

Gov. Bob Taft is leaning toward making legislation requiring safe storage of firearms a new condition for winning his approval of a bill that would allow Ohioans to carry concealed weapons, a well-placed Statehouse source said Monday. The safe-storage provision would be in addition to Taft’s requirement that any concealed-weapons bill have the support of major law enforcement groups, said the...

OSU to Students: How to Protect Yourself Against the Serial Rapist

The Ohio State University may have won the fight against Michigan on the field Saturday, but they STILL haven't won the fight against the Buckeye Campus-area Rapist, who has been victimizing female OSU students at will since mid-summer. University Police Chief Ron Michalec has said he is "not in favor of people walking around with a concealed weapon. The police are here to protect. That is what...

Gun bill vote could come in December

A story in Friday's Bucyrus Telegraph Forum , has made it perfectly clear: A Senate vote on HB274 is expected in December. "A bill allowing Ohioans to carry concealed weapons could be voted on by the Senate in early December, nine months after the House approved the measure." "Sen. Jeff Jacobson, R-Phillipsburg, chairman of the Senate Judiciary Civil Justice committee, this week met with...

Letter to the Editor: Why Vote?

The Zanesville Times has printed another pro-CCW letter to the editor , about politics, the history of concealed carry in Ohio, the lawsuit, and more. The author of the letter did a real number on the FOP. While we don't endorse this attitude of futility at this point in time, the letter definitely summarizes what many pro-CCW voters may feel should they wake up Jan. 1, 2003 without Concealed...

Editorial: Time is now to allow concealed carry in Ohio

In a Tom Lucente editorial, the Lima News is calling upon the Ohio Senate to refrain from mucking up HB274 on behalf of the FOP labor union, and to pass the bill as is. "All this talk about getting the FOP, a police union, behind the bill makes no sense. The job of law enforcement is to enforce the laws made by the politicians. There is a reason police are not involved in crafting laws. Involving...

O'Connor seeks contributions

Ohio Supreme Court justice-elect Maureen O'Connor's campaign has sent out about 1,000 letters seeking contributions to retire a $120,000 debt. In the letter, Pamela Hashem, the campaign's fiance director, said the campaign went over budget in late October when it bought extra TV time to counteract ads aired by O'Connor's opponent, Hamilton County Municipal Judge Tim Black. Mark Weaver, O'Connor...

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