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SUPREME COURT SETS ARGUMENTS APRIL 15th ON CCW CHALLENGE

FLASH : CONSTITUTIONAL CHALLENGE TO OHIO'S BAN AGAINST CARRYING CONCEALED WEAPONS TO BE HEARD BY HIGH COURT The Ohio Supreme Court has scheduled oral arguments April 15th in a lawsuit from Hamilton County seeking to overturn as unconstitutional a state law which prohibits the carrying of concealed weapons. Justices included the case (02-0585) on their most recent oral argument calendar covering...

Appeal on concealed-carry ruling filed with higher court

Any stay of a local ruling that Ohio's law against carrying a concealed weapon is unconstitutional now will have to be determined by a higher court. Friday afternoon Seneca County Common Pleas Judge Michael P. Kelbley, a Democrat, denied a motion filed by County Prosecutor Ken Egbert Jr. for an emergency stay of the decision in the case of a Fostoria woman who was charged with one count of...

Gun Rights Group Applauds Fifth Judge to Nullify State Gun Ban

A press release issued by Ohioans For Concealed Carry can be seen on Yahoo.com or the Crain's Cleveland website. The full text can also be viewed by clicking on the "Read More..." link below. CLEVELAND, Feb. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Ohioans For Concealed Carry applauds Tuesday's decision by Seneca County Common Pleas Judge Michael P. Kelbley. The 18-page ruling states that Ohio's prohibition on...

Tale of Two Cities: Lorain woman beaten & robbed; San Antonio robber killed

LORAIN — Joan Bahnsen still had a red, swollen jaw Tuesday morning caused by a man she says punched her and then robbed her West 23rd Street bar the night before. It was the second robbery in two months at the 62-year-old’s Highland Grill. Bahnsen told police she was tending bar just before 10 p.m. Monday when a man came in acting strangely. He asked to use the phone and Bahnsen replied there was...

House Bill 12: TWO hearings scheduled 1st week of March

House Bill 12 has been added to the Criminal Justice Committee's agenda for two days in the first week of March. On Tuesday, March 4 at 2:30 pm., proponent testimony will be heard in Statehouse Room 114. ARRIVE MUCH EARLIER. THIS MAY BE THE ONLY CHANCE YOU HAVE TO SPEAK BEFORE THE HOUSE COMMITTEE. On Wednesday March 5 at 9:00 a.m., opponent testimony, and interested party testimony, will be heard...

Seneca County Prosecutor seeks stay of decision on gun law

2:45 p.m. 2/14/03 - The motion has been denied. Click here for the full story . TIFFIN - Seneca County's prosecutor has taken the first step in appealing a decision that made Ohio's law against carrying a concealed weapon unconstitutional in the county. County Prosecutor Ken Egbert Jr. filed a motion Thursday afternoon in Seneca County Common Pleas Court asking Judge Michael P. Kelbley for an...

Tale of Two Cities: Akron market robbed; Augusta store mgr's daughter spared

AKRON - Three men wielding knives and a handgun robbed a Johnston Street market Tuesday, Akron police said. The robbers made employees at Three Olives Market lie on the floor, and ordered one worker to open the cash register and hand over money, police said. No one was injured in the holdup, which occurred about 8:20 p.m. Police continue to investigate. Three Olives Market, formerly Mary's Market...

Former opponents say hearings on campaign violations may not happen

Lingering accusations from the tight November race that saw State Sen. Jeffry Armbruster narrowly defeat Democratic challenger Sue Morano have been set for a hearing before the Ohio Elections Commission on March 6. Political operatives from both parties say the hearing might never take place. “We’re willing to work it out,” said Scott Borgemenke, a consultant to the Republican Senate Campaign...

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