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State Looking Into Mental Illness Reporting Disparities

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Figures compiled by the AG find some counties like Cuyahoga reporting thousands of cases of people ordered to receive mental illness treatment by judges, while other counties such as Lake or Delaware reported few or none.
8:29AM
August 26, 2013

The Ohio Attorney General’s Office has ordered its regional field representatives to survey Ohio’s probate courts to figure out why numbers vary so widely across the state.

Woman Says Gun Instructor Shot Her 26 Years Ago

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7:59AM
August
22, 2013

A central Ohio woman says a gun safety class instructor recently accused of accidentally shooting a student in the arm was involved in another accidental shooting decades ago.

New Poll:Ohioans Want Expanded Gun Checks

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10:24AM
June
26, 2013

A recent poll finds wide support among Ohio voters for new restrictions on buying guns at gun shows and online.

Group Uses Weekend Shootings To Push Stivers For Gun Meeting

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1:09PM
June
17, 2013

A group that lobbies for gun control is using two weekend shootings to call for a meeting with a Central Ohio Congressman.

Democrats Propose Gun Confiscation During “Cooling Off” Period

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The proposed legislation would require those subject to protection orders to temporarily give up their weapons to law enforcement.
7:46AM
May
16, 2013

Some Statehouse Democrats say gun owners should have to give up their weapons during a “cooling off” period after they’ve been served with a restraining order.

Ohio School To Arm Science Teacher

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8:59AM
January 17, 2013

A northeast Ohio school district plans to allow a science teacher, who’s also a licensed police officer, to carry a firearm during class

Debate Over Arming Teachers Continues As Gun Training Nears

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Hundreds of teachers have signed up for 24 slots in a free firearms training program. But many others remain skeptical about carrying guns into classrooms.
7:21AM
January
4, 2013

The number of teachers who have signed up to take advantage of a free training program offered by a gun rights group is growing. But there are still a lot of questions about the idea of arming teachers in schools.

Firearms Organization Offers Free Gun Training To Teachers

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The first three-day course for 24 teachers is scheduled for early next month.
7:56AM
December
21, 2012

The class offered by the Buckeye Firearms Association will include free tuition, ammunition, and lodging for 24 Ohio teachers.

Ohio Senate OKs Bill To Allow Guns In Capitol Lot

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The Ohio Senate approves a measure allowing state lawmakers and visitors to leave gun in their cars in the Statehouse parking garage.
2:36PM
December
13, 2012

The state Senate has passed a bill to let Ohio lawmakers and visitors to the state Capitol leave guns in vehicles parked in the Statehouse garage.

Military Suppliers Gather In Columbus

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Companies that build guns, maritime equipment, and other equipment used by the military will gather in downtown Columbus for the National Defense Industrial Association's conference on supply chains.
5:00AM
June
11, 2012

Many of the thousands of companies that allow the U.S. to go to war will gather in Columbus this week for a conference hosted by the National Defense Industrial Association.