State Laws

A new bill has been introduced in the state legislature that would allow Ohioans to carry concealed guns without required training or a permit. But the bill is being met with resistance.

Jim Irvine, with the Buckeye Firearms Association, says the state should do what some others have done: scrap the permit requirement for handguns.

COLUMBUS, Ohio - A new Ohio law requiring anyone arrested on a felony charge to submit a DNA sample has led to more than 1,400 individuals being added to a state DNA database. The law that took effect July 1 expands the database beyond offenders convicted of a felony crime.

The office of Attorney General Mike DeWine says 1,408 samples came from arrestees in July, for a total of 3,520 samples for the month. The state had been averaging about 2,500 samples a month before arrestees began submitting their DNA.