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Tale of Two Cities: Rapist in Columbus? Call for help; Baton Rouge? Get a gun!

For more than a decade, a rapist has prowled the Linden area, attacking women in their beds at night. His attacks have been so sporadic -- he takes a breather for months and even years between assaults -- that many Linden residents thought the suspect had been caught. Last night, Columbus police held a meeting to warn Linden residents that the rapist remains at large, on the prowl and he's...

Taft State of the State: Protecting 'our most vulnerable populations'

Bob Taft delivered his gave his 2003 State of the State address last evening, and focused his remarks on repairing Ohio's budget woes. But we wish he'd be a bit more consistent with his values, and focus a couple of his quotes on the issue of concealed carry reform as well. "We'll continue to protect our most vulnerable populations, including children and pregnant women." "In the difficult days...

U.S. Supreme Court declines to review financial limits for Akron campaigns

The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday opted not to review the strict campaign finance restrictions approved by Akron voters in 1998 -- meaning those long-abated rules might finally go into effect for this year's city elections. Because the case never actually went to trial -- U.S. District Court Judge Dan Polster found the charter change had constitutionality problems and threw it out before a trial...

AP: Two OH Democrats leave party over Washington appointment

Mayor, commissioner leave party over Washington appointment The Associated Press 1/21/03 8:51 PM Two northwest Ohio elected officials have switched their political parties in protest of a congressional Democratic leader's appointment, The Lima News reported Wednesday. John Bergman, who will run for a third term as an Auglaize County commissioner in November, said he changed from a Democrat to a...

Tale of Two Cities: Toledo woman dies, Charlottesville man lives

John Franks remembered his daughter, Cathy McCune, as a good person who wouldn’t hurt anyone. That’s why it’s so difficult for him to understand how someone could shoot and kill her and wound her husband, Richard, during an apparent robbery at their North Toledo auto parts business. "She was a gift from God, and she’s with Him now," Mr. Franks said yesterday of his daughter, Toledo’s first...

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...

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