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Tale of Two Cities: Toledo seeks serial robber; VA store protects life/property

A man armed with a silver handgun yesterday robbed the BP station, 3211 Briarfield Blvd., Monclova Township, marking the sixth gas station heist in two days. Authorities believe all six holdups were committed by the same man. The man entered the station about 6:40 a.m. and displayed the handgun. He fled westbound with about $85. On Thursday, three gas stations in Toledo, one in Maumee, and one in...

Tell Mayor Ford to support the self-defense rights of Toledoans

Mayor Jack Ford, the anti-CCW mayor who recently cast a tie-breaking vote to uphold Toledo's ban on the sale or ownership of inexpensive handguns, said he will kick off "Meet the Mayor Night" on March 12 at Aurora Gonzalez Center, One Aurora Gonzalez Drive, in South Toledo. All the meetings will be from 6 to 8 p.m. The mayor said appointments are preferred so meetings can be scheduled to save...

Report: Winning Court Candidates Received More, Smaller Contributions

The two victors in last fall's Ohio Supreme Court races received significantly more small contributions than the campaign losers, according to a report released Monday by Ohio Citizen Action. Justices Evelyn Lundberg Stratton and Maureen O'Connor received four times as many contributions valued at less than $200 than did Judges Tim Black and Janet Burnside, the report says. OFCC PAC Commentary:...

Million Mom'ers want Ohio businesses to remain victim zones

The president of the Million Mom March's Greater Cleveland chapter, Lori O'Neill, has written yet another letter to an Ohio newspaper editor which raises serious questions about her ability to get the facts straight. In her letter, O'Neill states that "one very influential group has yet to weigh in on the issue: business." But as we reported on December 31, 2002 , the Ohio Council of Retail...

OFCC on television Sunday & Monday

Ohioans For Concealed Carry's Central Ohio Coordinator, Steve Grimes, appeared on The Ohio News Network's Capitol Square program over the weekend ( ONN Channel Guide ). Many have remarked that Steve Grimes did well and made his point by citing facts, statistics, and the law. Click on the "Read More..." link below for a complete recap. Others on the show include John Gilcrest, a lawyer...

Gov. Bob Taft: The Lamest of Ducks

The Cincinnati Enquirer is reporting that, according to the latest Ohio Poll, Gov. Bob Taft's approval rating has dropped 26 percentage points since just before he was re-elected. The poll found that only 40 percent of those surveyed approved of Taft's job performance, the lowest for a governor since 1983 when Richard Celeste was in office. Forty-eight percent disapproved of Taft's performance,...

Cincinnati Enquirer columnist: ''You have the right to carry''

Cincinnati Enquirer columnist Peter Bronson has published an excellent piece in today's paper, and really hits home on several key issues: "Ohio is unarmed. Many expect the court to rule likewise: Ohio's ban on packing violates the simple language in the state constitution. Makes sense. How can Ohio residents "bear arms for their defense and security" if they have to leave their guns at home or...

Round 2: Will the GOP vs. Taft slugfest be good for CCW Reform?

Many of Gov. Taft's fellow Republicans in the legislature are irritated, perplexed, downright angry...with Taft. Amid the budget tumult, GOP lawmakers slammed Taft - and Taft, whose lame-duck status seemed to make him more vocal, lobbed back. Republicans in the 99-member Ohio House could not point to an overt Taft ally within their 62-member caucus. Some say the rift exists because Taft is much...

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