February 11, 2016

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City of Oberlin sued for firearms ordinance change


OBERLIN – The city of Oberlin has been sued for its firearms ordinances despite multiple City Council meetings in which council members discussed amending the ordinances to comply with state law. The lawsuit was filed Tuesday in Lorain County Court of Common Pleas by Ohioans for Concealed Carry, Inc., and Ashland residents Brian and Janae Read More…

Should county employees be allowed to bring guns to work if it’s left in their cars?


ELYRIA — Lorain County Commissioner Tom Williams wants county employees to be allowed to bring their guns to work and leave them in their cars. The county bars employees from having guns, even if they have a concealed carry license, on county property. But Williams said under state law citizens are allowed to bring guns Read More…

Loaded magazine left behind during gun legalization gathering in Oberlin park


OBERLIN – A loaded gun magazine was almost left behind at Park Street Park during a gathering Saturday organized by gun activists to highlight the safety of legal gun ownership. City Councilman Bryan Burgess said the incident is just one reason why he doesn’t support legalizing guns in the city’s parks. Currently, Oberlin’s ordinance bans Read More…

State law vs. local law: Gun owners plan picnic in public park

OBERLIN — A number of gun owners will bring their handguns to the city’s parks today despite pleas from City Council and some local residents who say there is no place for guns in Oberlin. Ashland resident Brian Kuzawa, who sparked a city-wide debate after bringing his gun to Oberlin in August, said he is Read More…