Firearms

Statewide News, Politics
8:39 am
Wed August 17, 2011

Gun-Buyer Background Checks Up 17.7% in Ohio

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DAYTON, Ohio - Ohio has seen a jump in FBI background checks on prospective gun buyers this year.

The Dayton Daily News reports the FBI ran nearly 248,000 checks for firearm purchases in Ohio during the first seven months of this year, according to the National Instant Criminal Background Check System. The number was up 17.7 percent from the same period in 2010.

Statewide News, Health
7:24 am
Thu August 11, 2011

Ohio to Consider Arming Medical Investigators

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COLUMBUS, Ohio - Medical investigators could soon carry weapons as the Ohio State Medical Board considers arming some of its workers.

The board will vote on Thursday whether to allow the employees to be armed during their investigations.

Executive Director Richard Whitehouse says investigators often find themselves in threatening situations, and in the past have had to talk their way out. He says the weapons would be a precaution of last resort.