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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...

Rep. Peterson (R-2) named assistant whip

Delaware's State Rep. Jon Peterson (R-2), endorsed by OFCC PAC in the 2002 election, was elected by fellow legislators to serve as assistant majority whip in the Ohio House of Representatives. The position is the sixth ranking spot in the Republican leadership team. Peterson, who began his second term in the legislature last month, said his main responsibility is to work with House Speaker Larry...

CCW Ban ''unconstitutional'', but who's telling?: Ohio News Blackout Pt. II

Those who have been following the "Klein et. al. v. Leis et. al" lawsuit in Hamilton County (for which Ohioans For Concealed Carry is a funding co-plaintiff), will recall that in the days following the concurrent ruling on appeal, a virtual media blackout occurred across the state. The Los Angeles Times and FOX News Channel provided more coverage of the 1st District Court of Appeals' unanimous...

Seneca Court Ruling Now Available

We've managed to put together a copy of the Seneca Court ruling by scanning and OCR'ing the actual 18 page ruling. You can grab a PDF copy right here , or by accessing the Downloads link on the menu bar above. This file was manually constructed and edited to fix errors generated by the OCR and may be missing characters or complete words. However, the majority of the ruling is easily readable (we'...

AGAIN! Concealed gun ban overturned by Seneca County judge

2 DOWN, 86 COUNTIES TO GO!: AGAIN! Yet another Ohio judge has ruled that Ohio's law against carrying a concealed weapon is unconstitutional. "The statute deprives Ohio citizens of an effective means of self-defense," said Seneca County Common Pleas Judge Michael P. Kelbley in an 18-page ruling filed Tuesday. "The Constitution states in clear terms that the people of Ohio have the right to bear...

NEW at www.buckeyefirearms.org: Education Guide

It a common mistake among many pro-gun advocates to assume everyone they talk to, or everyone that logs on to a website such as ours, is familiar with the matters related to concealed carry reform, and come here simply looking for how they can help make the legislation a legal reality. But more and more frequently, OFCC PAC receives inquiries from visitors looking for more factual data on WHY...

FOLLOW UP: CCW Debate At University of Akron

Late last week, Ohioans for Concealed Carry urged its members and supporters in the Akron area to attend a debate at Akron University on Tuesday, February 11. The Akron University Sociology Club sponsored the debate "to help voters understand both sides of the issue of 'Civilians carrying concealed weapons.'" University of Akron Chief of Police Paul Callahan represented the position of the anti-...

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