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Taft extends deadline for applications to replace Justice Cook

Several names familiar to Ohio voters are on a list of possible replacements for Supreme Court Justice Deborah L. Cook should the U.S. Senate confirm her nomination as a federal judge, Gov. Bob Taft's top aide said yesterday. The Senate Judiciary Committee has approved Cook's nomination to the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Cincinnati. Confirmation by the full Senate has been held up...

Youngstown Vindicator publishes opposing letters to the editor

On Sunday, March 16, the Youngstown Vindicator printed two opposing letters to the editor regarding the concealed carry reform issue. The first letter is from OFCC's Mahoning County coordinator, Rick Kaleda. The Vindicator also reprinted "Million" Mom March coordinator Lori O'Neill's letter of warning to Ohio businesses, which we debunked after it's original printing in the Cincinnati Enquirer...

Action Item: Encourage Columbus Police Reservists to endorse HB12

On March 16, 2003, a radio talk show on 610 WTVN featured a member of the Columbus Police Reserves, who was on air to take issue with the fact that reservists are forbidden to carry off duty by city law. The reservists are asking for support in lobbying the Mayor and Safety Director of Columbus to permit them off-duty carry. An OFCC supporter and 610 WTVN listener called in to point out that HB12...

State ban on concealed weapons heads to an appeal

A higher court has decided to hear an appeal of a local case that declared Ohio's law against carrying a concealed weapon unconstitutional. The Third District Court of Appeals in Lima said it will hear the case out of Seneca County Common Pleas Court, a spokeswoman in at the Lima court said. Transcripts on the matter from common pleas court are due by April 22, the spokeswoman said. After that...

Open letter to misguided-mom-march

It has been illegal to drive drunk, yet criminals still do so. It is illegal to buy, sell, use, and produce methamphetamines, yet criminals still will. It has been proved that no matter how many laws are enacted criminals will still violate these laws. Laws against rape robbery and assault have been on the books since the West was still the West, and not a gathering place for anti-US mamby-pamby...

Multiple letters to the editor: Thieves are the problem, concealed carry is not

The Cleveland Plain Dealer published three letters to the editors on Sunday in response to an article by Julie Carr-Smyth a week ago Thursday, claiming concealed carry reform could cost as much as $5.7 million. The first two of these letters expose Carr-Smyth's article for the misleading piece that it was. One of the letters is from OFCC President Jeff Garvas. A lawyer from Maple Heights penned...

Columbus Dispatch prints two CCW-related letters to the editor

The Columbus Dispatch has published two letters to the editor dealing with the concealed carry reform debate (subscription site - paid access only), now headed to the state Senate. In his pro-CCW letter, James Cleary points out that concealed-carry is not a threat to police, since "it's the bad people who might have a gun under their car seat that the law enforcement officers have to worry about...

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