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Tale of Two Cities: Thieves in Youngstown? Get a dog; In Charleston? Get a gun!

Youngstown Police have been diligently working to solve a rash of burglaries in the Brownlee Woods and Buckeye Circle areas of the city, police officials assured members of a local block watch. City Councilman John Nittoli, D-7th, block watch president, said there had been six or seven home burglaries in the area since Christmas. He urged residents to be alert and call police when they see...

Tale of Two Cities: Dayton Man Abducted; Burlington Man Spared

Dr. Major K. Lee III, 61, said he was closing his office at 6000 Sycamore Woods Blvd. when three men approached him. After a scuffle, one assailant forced him at gunpoint into his two-seater car while another followed in a second car. The third assailant remained at Lee’s office. Lee persuaded the assailants to take him to an automatic teller machine after they threatened to kill him, Trotwood...

Dispatch: U.S. Senate finally to hear court nominees from Ohio

As of this morning, former Ohio Solicitor Jeffrey S. Sutton and Ohio Supreme Court Justice Deborah L. Cook have waited precisely 630 days. Nearly two years since President Bush nominated them to the federal appeals bench, Sutton and Cook finally will have the opportunity today to answer their critics in a hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee. Sutton and Cook are just part of a struggle...

Will the Republican-led Senate again be the stumbling block to CCW Reform?

In a story covering the introduction of the House's new concealed carry reform bill, HB12, the Cincinnati Enquirer mentions a fresh quote from Senate President's spokeperson which may raise questions about this body's willingness to act on this bill, which would recognize our Constitutional right to self-defense. "Maggie Mitchell, spokeswoman for majority Senate Republicans, said the bill is not...

Plain Dealer: Democrats drop complaint over O'Connor's election ads

A vitriolic disagreement between the Ohio Democratic Party and Supreme Court Justice Maureen O'Connor has ended with a whimper. Party Chairman Denny White agreed Monday to withdraw an elections-law complaint claiming that O'Connor, former lieutenant governor, misrepresented herself as a judge in a TV commercial while campaigning for the court seat she won Nov. 5. "It was a pure economic decision...

Cincinnati Enquirer: Man shot in apparent break-in

A Golf Manor man was shot and killed Friday morning after he and another man apparently tried to break into a Walnut Hills townhouse, Cincinnati police said. Michael Harris, 22, was pronounced dead at the scene. "The shooting may have been the result of an attempted home invasion robbery where the occupant ... was defending himself," Cincinnati Police Lt. Kurt Byrd said. No charges have been...

Rep. Aslanides (R-94) Introduces HB12 - Concealed Carry Licensure

Rep. Jim Aslanides, a Republican from Coshocton, introduced HB12 on Tuesday, along with 55 bipartisan co-sponsors, that would allow citizens to carry concealed weapons. "It's substantially similar to what the House passed in March," said Aslanides. "The changes are minor and were meant to make the bill a little bit better." House Speaker Larry Householder said Tuesday that he expected the House...

Brookings Institution tries to revive poorly researched CCW/Crime study

The Brookings Institution , a liberal research group based in Washington D.C., is attempting to revive interest in a flawed study on the effects of CCW on crime , entitled "Shooting Down the More Guns, Less Crime Hypothesis", by John J. Donohue III. Donohue first issued his report in October of last year, but it received little attention. John Lott, author of More Guns, Less Crime , evaluated and...

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