April 20, 2005 |
The maverick tendencies of Republican Sen. George V. Voinovich are no secret. The former Ohio governor and Cleveland mayor has challenged President Bush and party leaders on numerous issues. But Tuesday, when Voinovich held up Bush's nomination of John R. Bolton as United Nations ambassador, even his Capitol Hill colleagues were stunned. "I've heard enough today that I don't feel comfortable about voting for Mr.
July 15, 2003 |
Jerry Springer, the talk show host whose nationally syndicated program often spotlighted strippers and skinheads, officially filed papers with the Senate clerk to run for the U.S. Senate from Ohio. Springer, 59, the former mayor of Cincinnati, will make a final decision on whether to run for the Democratic nomination by the end of the month. State Sen. Eric Fingerhut has already announced his candidacy to challenge first-term Republican Sen. George Voinovich.
August 2, 1996 |
Ohio Gov. George Voinovich told presumptive GOP presidential nominee Bob Dole's campaign that he did not want to be considered for the No. 2 spot on the Republican ticket. Voinovich, who has two years remaining in his second term, also repeated his desire to run for U.S. Senate in 1998. "I feel I owe it to the people of Ohio to complete my job," Voinovich said in Columbus, Ohio. "I also feel I could make a good U.S. senator."
August 13, 1985
A Supreme Court decision requiring towns and cities to comply with federal wage-hour laws will cost municipalities more than $1 billion and must be modified, National League of Cities President George Voinovich, mayor of Cleveland, said. On Feb. 19, 1985, the Supreme Court ruled 5 to 4 that the requirements of the Fair Labor Standards Act apply to state and local governments, affecting about 7 million local and state employees and several million volunteers.
August 7, 2003 |
Jerry Springer, whose TV talk show brings foul-mouthed prostitutes, home wreckers and skinheads into living rooms every day, said he will not run for the U.S. Senate next year. "As long as I'm doing that show, my message, no matter how sincere and no matter how heartfelt, does not get through to the people I need to reach," he said.
June 25, 1987 |
A smiling Mayor George Voinovich signaled the official end of Cleveland's fiscal emergency today by helping set fire to facsimiles of the notes the city defaulted on in 1978, setting off a fiscal emergency. "I'd like to declare today that Cleveland is no longer an Ohio liability," Voinovich said. "It's an Ohio asset." The declaration came after Cleveland made a final $1-million payment to free it from the control of a state commission.