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  • New Curriculum In Cleveland Diocese Stresses Orthodoxy and Moral Clarity!

    06/08/2012 3:53:01 PM PDT · by NYer · 6 replies
    Courageous Priest ^ | June 8, 2012 | Benjamin Mann
    In response to concerns raised by teachers and clergy, the Diocese of Cleveland has revamped its high school religion curriculum for the upcoming year, with a focus on orthodoxy and moral clarity.Superintendent of Schools Margaret Lyons told the Cleveland Plain Dealer that the new program, developed under Bishop Richard G. Lennon, was “Gospel-centered” and “very orthodox.” The new teaching materials, she said, also corrected “a shyness about talking about moral issues.” After his appointment in 2006, Bishop Lennon heard concerns raised about the quality of religious instruction in local Catholic schools. Several years of assessments and meetings resulted in changes...
  • A Mans Girlfriends Car is His Castle. Or Not.(OH)

    06/08/2012 4:21:03 AM PDT · by marktwain · 17 replies
    The Truth About Guns ^ | 7 June, 2012 | Tim McNabb
    Ohios castle doctrine law justifies defending yourself without retreating in your home or car. Twenty-nine-year-old Woodrow Edwards III was in his girlfriends car when a man he didnt know lifted the door handle and tried to enter. Edwards then lifted the .40-caliber handgun he was legally carrying. As a result, he was convicted of aggravated menacing. Though only fined $100 and ordered to stay away from the other man, hes appealing his conviction based on a novel (at least for Ohio) interpretation of the states castle doctrine law . . . The case will be the first of its kind...
  • Headline: House Panel Debates Bill To Ease Regulations On Gun Owners(OH)

    06/07/2012 10:04:30 AM PDT · by marktwain
    Buckeye Firerams Association ^ | 6 June, 2012 | cbaus
    The Gongwer News Service is reporting on the second hearing on HB495 (Reciprocity & Concealed Carry Modernization), which was held yesterday before the House Committee on State Government and Elections. According to the article, gun rights advocates urged members of the committee to ease restrictions on concealed carry licensees, while opponents warned the bill would bring Ohio's firearm regulations into line with the "lowest common denominator" among states. National Rifle Association member Omar Ganoom said the legislation (HB 495) would eliminate an onerous and unfair requirement for licensees to undergo competency training for renewing their licenses, he said, noting that...
  • Lima jury finds gunman acted in self-defense(OH)

    06/02/2012 4:46:54 AM PDT · by marktwain · 1 replies ^ | 30 May, 2012 | Greg Sowinski
    LIMA A jury acquitted Dontez Parks, who has a concealed handgun license, on Wednesday finding he acted in self-defense when he shot another man who he believed he was trying to enter his van to harm him and his two children. I feel good today about the decision, Parks said after the verdict and before he walked out of the courtroom. Parks attorney, Rebecca West-Estell, said this was a victory for Parks, which she credited to his understanding of the law and to the fact he followed the law when he acted in self-defense. She said it does not...
  • Cuccinelli opinion clarifies gun-transport law(VA)

    05/31/2012 4:29:34 AM PDT · by marktwain · 3 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 30 May, 2012 | David Sherfinski
    Virginians who can lawfully possess firearms do not need concealed-weapons permits to keep loaded handguns within reach in vehicles, according to Attorney General Kenneth T. Cuccinelli II. The official advisory opinion does not codify anything new that job would be the General Assemblys but clarifies what some had seen as a potentially nebulous recent change to state gun law. Before 2010, absent certain exceptions, the law that prohibited carrying a concealed weapon without a permit also barred transporting a handgun in a concealed manner in a vehicle. This included guns that were stored in glove compartments or center...
  • Patrons carrying guns in Ohio bars: Whatever happened to ...?

    05/29/2012 3:19:56 PM PDT · by marktwain · 17 replies ^ | 27 May, 2012 | Joe Guillen
    "Whatever happened to . . .?" is a weekly series updating some of the most newsworthy and interesting local stories covered in The Plain Dealer. Have a suggestion on a story we should update? Send it to John C. Kuehner. Today, we answer this question: Whatever happened to concerns about patrons carrying guns in bars after Ohio legislators adopted a new law last year? "It hasn't been long enough to come to any conclusions on it for sure," said Toby Hoover, executive director of the Ohio Coalition Against Gun Violence. Police have not noticed a change either. "I haven't heard...
  • Oops! Anti-Gun Politicians Accidentally Make "Shooting Fundraiser" a Huge Success(oh)

    05/16/2012 3:37:33 PM PDT · by marktwain · 15 replies
    Buckeye Firerams Association ^ | 15 May, 2012 | drieck
    Representative Margaret Conditt (Butler County District 55) held a fundraiser at the Middletown Sportsmens Club on Saturday, May 12, 2012. The plan was to invite a handful of supporters, spend a few hours shooting at targets, and raise a little money for her reelection campaign. But what actually happened took everyone by surprise. Rather than hosting a typical fundraiser which would ordinarily draw a few dozen people, Rep. Conditt ended up hosting a major event that drew over 200 attendees and raised tens of thousands of dollars. What happened? Rep. Conditt got an "accidental" assist from a group of anti-gun...
  • Buckeye Firearms Association Responds to Attack on Representative Conditt's "Shooting" Fundraiser

    05/05/2012 7:34:58 PM PDT · by marktwain · 3 replies
    Buckeye Firerams Association ^ | 3 May, 2012 | cbaus
    Several Democrats have joined with a gun control group to publicly attack State Representative Margy Conditt (Liberty Township, District 55) because of a fundraising event she has scheduled for May 12 at the Middletown Sportsmens Club where participants will have the opportunity to shoot GUNS. The group linked her fundraiser to a recent Ohio shooting where three students died and called her fundraiser "absurd" and "highly inappropriate." In response to these attacks, Buckeye Firearms Association today announced the fundraiser to their hundreds of thousands of supporters in Ohio and are pledging to match any donations made to this event, up...
  • Police Detain OSU Student for Participating in Empty Holster Protest

    04/14/2012 5:58:09 PM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 28 replies
    Ohio State University Police detained and drew their weapons on student-activist Mike Newbern for demonstrating his support for gun rights by wearing an empty holster to a candlelight vigil for Trayvon Martin on Wednesday. Newbern, the president of Buckeyes for Concealed Carry, was taken forcibly into police custody just after 8:30 p.m., while he was standing at the front of the crowd wearing an empty holster, which was clearly visible on his belt, and with his hands crossed in front of his chest. A police report released on Thursday indicates two officers drew their firearms before approaching Newbern and removing...
  • Campus Police Detain and Draw Weapons on Student Activist for Wearing Empty Holster

    04/11/2012 9:53:16 AM PDT · by marktwain · 126 replies
    Buckeye Firerams Association ^ | 9 April, 2012 | cbaus
    Columbus, Ohio Ohio State University Police detained and drew their weapons on student-activist Mike Newbern for demonstrating his support for gun rights by wearing an empty holster to a candlelight vigil for Trayvon Martin on Wednesday. Newbern, the president of Buckeyes for Concealed Carry, was taken forcibly into police custody just after 8:30 p.m., while he was standing at the front of the crowd wearing an empty holster, which was clearly visible on his belt, and with his hands crossed in front of his chest. A police report released on Thursday indicates two officers drew their firearms before approaching...
  • Toledo police: shooting of burglar justified(OH)

    04/10/2012 8:05:03 AM PDT · by marktwain · 10 replies ^ | 9 April, 2012 | Alexis Means
    A burglar is still recovering after being shot by a homeowner. Toledo police say, under the law, the homeowner had every right to shoot. Toledo police say, if someone breaks into your home, you have a right to protect yourself. You can have a fire arm inside your home without having a concealed carry permit. Toledo police say the homeowner who shot Victor Stubblefield Jr. did the right thing. The 49-year-old was shot after he broke into a Point Place home. The homeowner, who wants to remain anonymous, says he came face to face with the suspect in his hallway....
  • OU Students To Wear Empty Gun Holsters This Week (OH)

    04/03/2012 7:09:50 AM PDT · by marktwain · 8 replies ^ | 2 April, 2012 | Staff
    Members of the Ohio University Second Amendment Club are planning to take part in a nationwide protest this week against laws that ban concealed weapons on college campuses. From Tuesday until Friday, the students will wear visible, but empty, gun holsters. "The hope is to interact with people. It's kind of a way to start these conversations and to say our viewpoints," said Thomas Stierhoff, president of the club. The club has between 10 and 20 active members and about 100 alumni on its mailing list. In Ohio, concealed weapons are allowed in many places. Last fall, carrying firearms in...
  • Recovered firearms to be destroyed

    03/29/2012 10:02:29 AM PDT · by marktwain · 26 replies ^ | 28 March, 2012 | NA
    TOLEDO, Ohio (WUPW) - Nearly 150 firearms recovered over the past six months in Toledo will soon be melted down at a foundry. "They vary anywhere from little Derringers all the way to assault rifles," said Toledo police spokesman Sgt. Joe Heffernan. "It's a little collection of things that we've obtained through search warrants, and traffic stops. Some people just have a firearm they don't want anymore. They'll turn it in to us to have it destroyed."
  • Gunman tries to rob barbershop, shoots employee(OH)

    03/29/2012 9:48:36 AM PDT · by marktwain · 3 replies ^ | 29 March, 2012 | Lori Monsewicz
    CANTON When a man tried to rob a barbershop and starting shooting up the place, one of the barbershop employees fired back. Another employee was shot in the leg before the robber ran away, said Capt. Dave Davis, who heads the police departments detective bureau. Adam Trussel, 32, of Canton, was taken to Aultman Hospital with a gunshot wound to the right leg, Davis said. His condition was not known early Thursday. The robbery occurred about 8 p.m. Wednesday at the A&R Barber Shop at 1256 Maryland Ave. SW, he said. A man walked into the barbershop carrying a...
  • Representative Terry Johnson introduces HB495 (Reciprocity & Concealed Carry Modernization)(OH)

    03/28/2012 7:45:15 PM PDT · by marktwain · 1 replies
    Buckeye Firerams Association ^ | 27 March, 2012 | Jim Irvine
    Representative Terry Johnson (R-McDermott) has introduced HB495, a bill designed to reform Ohio concealed carry law to protect the rights of law-abiding gun owners and continue a trend toward making Ohio law similar to other states. Currently, the gun laws in the Ohio Revised Code contain a number of ambiguities, and a number of "poison pill" provisions that have created confusion for law-abiding Ohioans, law enforcement agencies and the courts. Nine years ago, Governor Robert Taft refused to sign Ohio's concealed carry legislation unless it contained language to address so-called "safety concerns" of anti-gun activists. None of these provisions have...
  • Father arrives home to hostage situation, is shot and still manages to return fire and stop(OH)

    03/14/2012 8:40:10 PM PDT · by marktwain · 7 replies
    Buckeye Firerams Association ^ | 14 March, 2012 | Chad D. Baus
    The Daily Jeffersonian of Cambridge, Ohio is reporting that a hostage situation led to a pair of shootings in Guernsey County's Liberty Township on February 28 and sent two men to the hospital with gunshot wounds. From the article: According to a Southeastern Med spokesperson, the male assailant who allegedly held the second man's family hostage was in "critical" condition following surgery at the hospital and the male victim who was initially shot was in "serious" condition following surgery. "They were both taken by ambulance to Southeastern Med," Guernsey County Sheriff Mike McCauley said. "I do know the victim was...
  • Gun Rights Organization Lawsuit Dismissed, But City Ordered to Pay Legal Fees (OH)

    03/14/2012 4:13:01 PM PDT · by marktwain · 6 replies ^ | 14 March, 2012 | Michelle Simakis
    A judge has ordered the City of Cleveland Heights to pay Ohioans for Concealed Carrys legal fees after the organization sued the city over its firearm-related laws. However, the Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Court judge dismissed the lawsuit and ruled it moot in February, as Cleveland Heights took care of the ordinances in question less than a month after the lawsuit was filed. Cleveland Heights was ordered to pay $7,000. The gun-rights organization took the issue to court in August 2011 because officials said Cleveland Heights gun laws were in conflict with new state laws, and the city had ignored...
  • OHIO: Valley splits support on GOP presidential candidates [number crunchers give your opinion]

    03/07/2012 7:21:58 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 14 replies
    Vindy ^ | March 7, 2012 | David Skolnick
    YOUNGSTOWN, OH - In an extremely tight race, Mitt Romney edged Rick Santorum in the Ohio Republican primary. With 96 percent of the vote counted, Romney was about 12,000 votes ahead of Santorum. Romney won Mahoning and Trumbull counties in close races and was blown out by the former Pennsylvania senator in Columbiana County. Regardless of the official outcome, Romney almost definitely will receive a majority of the states 66 delegates, in part, because of a failure by the Santorum campaign. Republican candidates are on the ballot twice in Ohio once for 15 at-large delegates divided among the candidates...
  • Time to arm willing teachers to stop spree killers(OH)

    03/02/2012 4:39:10 AM PST · by marktwain · 26 replies · 223+ views
    Buckeye Firerams Association ^ | 29 February, 2012 | Jeff Thomas
    By now everyone has heard about the Chardon High School shooting that left three students dead and two others wounded this week. Many believed it was just a matter of time before a school shooting reached Ohio. On Monday morning it happened. This just highlights the need to arm willing teachers to serve as the last line of defense of our children. While a lot remains unknown about Monday's shooting, had a willing and properly trained and armed teacher been present, this could have prevented multiple children from being shot. I don't know anyone who would argue against the notion...
  • To Everyone Who Wants Safer Schools in Chardon (OH)

    02/29/2012 7:38:22 AM PST · by marktwain · 12 replies · 1+ views
    Bill in the Blank ^ | 27 February, 2012 | Bill Blankschaen
    I live in Chardon. My family loves Chardon. We just had dinner at Morgans Place on Chardon Square last week. Were looking forward to hot and fresh maple syrup for a buck-a-bowl at the Chardon Maple Festival soon. The 200th birthday of Chardon as a patriotic community in Ohios Western Reserve has finally arrived in 2012. This is not how we, the good folk of Chardon, had planned to commemorate it. Tonight our hearts ache for our friends, neighbors, and our Chardon community after the senseless violence that left two of our innocent students dead and several others seriously injured....