Sunday, July 27 2014 5:57 PM EDT2014-07-27 21:57:03 GMT
A dive team is searching for the body of a 34-year-old man from the Toledo area, believed to have drowned in a Jet Ski accident on Saturday. It happened around 8:30 p.m. Saturday in a private pond inMore >>
The body of 34-year-old Jason Mitchell, from Perrysburg, was located by divers around 1pm on Sunday in about seven feet of water.More >>
State Rep. Mike Ashford and others in Toledo are standing up in opposition to House Bill 203.
One provision in the bill is commonly referred to as "Stand Your Ground," which was at the center of the George Zimmerman/Trayvon Martin controversy in Florida. The measure says a person would not have a duty to retreat before using force in self-defense in any public place in Ohio.
"Castle Doctrine says you can defend yourself against illegal force in your home or your car. It expands that if you feel threatened anywhere, you can defend yourself and use force," explained Ashford.
Pastor Talmadge Thomas with Mt. Zion Church fears if Stand Your Ground becomes law in Ohio, it will lead to more gun violence.
"I think we have enough laws in place without expanding on the Castle Doctrine. It is sufficient. I think the element that would use it in a negative way would take advantage of the expansion," said Thomas.
Toledo City Council will consider a resolution to oppose H.B. 203. Council President Paula Hicks-Hudson says Stand Your Ground is not her only concern with the proposed legislation.
"To relax the laws in such a way that a person who might not qualify in the State of Ohio can go to another state, get a gun, bring it here and be legal - it's serious and problematic to me," said Hicks-Hudson.
A town hall meeting is scheduled for Saturday from noon to 3 p.m. at Mt. Zion Church, located at 701 Vance Street. Opponents of H.B. 203 will be collecting signatures in case it becomes law, and a referendum is needed to place the issue on the ballot.
Sunday, July 27 2014 7:17 PM EDT2014-07-27 23:17:57 GMT
Shanta Greene, a Savannah woman who lost her leg after a tree fell on her car has chosen to give back to the community.More >>
Shanta Greene, a Savannah woman who lost her leg after a tree fell on her car has chosen to give back to the community after she won a multi-million dollar settlement from the City of Savannah by hosting a Back to School Extravaganza.More >>
Sunday, July 27 2014 7:06 PM EDT2014-07-27 23:06:51 GMT
Mayor Jason Buelterman is ready for U.S. Highway 80 to be upgraded providing relief to locals and vacationers on Tybee Island.More >>
Many people can instantly recollect a time when they have been stuck in traffic on U.S. Highway 80 traveling on or off Tybee Island and Mayor Jason Buelterman is ready for this road to be upgraded providing relief to locals and vacationers.More >>